Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.

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- R4 - Intermountain Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
- Manti-Lasal National Forest, Ferron Ranger District
- Manti-Lasal National Forest, Moab Ranger District
- Manti-Lasal National Forest, Monticello Ranger District
- Manti-Lasal National Forest, Sanpete Ranger District


R4 - Intermountain Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Energy Gateway South 500 kV Powerline (EGS)
EIS
- Special use management In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
04/01/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
08/2014
Expected: 03/2015 01/2020 Charles Call
435-865-3730
ckcall@fs.fed.us
Description: This proposed 500 kV transmission line is designed to deliver power to Rocky Mountain Power utility costumers in Utah and the intermountain west. Generation sources are located in central Wyoming.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42534
Location: UNIT - Duchesne Ranger District, Pine Valley Ranger District, Fillmore Ranger District, Richfield Ranger District, Price Ranger District, Heber-Kamas Ranger District, Spanish Fork Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Beaver, Duchesne, Emery, Garfield, Iron, Juab, Millard, Piute, Sevier, Uintah, Wasatch, Weber. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project initiates in central Wyoming and crosses public, private, and state lands in Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah. Project terminates at the Mona substation in central Utah.
Greater Sage-grouse Management Direction - Utah
EIS
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
11/01/2013
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
05/2014
Expected: 11/2014 11/2014 Glen Stein
801-625-5281
gstein@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of this project is to prepare environmental impact statements (EISs) and supplemental environmental impact statements to incorporate greater sage-grouse conservation measures into Bureau of Land Management land use plans and Forest Plans.
Web Link: http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/more/sagegrouse/western.html
Location: UNIT - Ashley National Forest All Units, Dixie National Forest All Units, Fishlake National Forest All Units, Manti-Lasal National Forest All Units, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache All Units. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Beaver, Box Elder, Cache, Carbon, Daggett, Davis, Duchesne, Emery, Garfield, Grand, Iron, Juab, Kane, Millard, Morgan, Piute, Rich, Salt Lake, San Juan, Sanpete, Sevier, Summit, Tooele, Uintah, Utah, Wasatch, Washington, Wayne, Weber. LEGAL - Not Applicable All National Forests in Utah
Greens Hollow Coal Lease Tract
EIS
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
03/14/2014
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
11/2014
Expected: 02/2015
Actual: 12/13/2011
03/2015 Marianne Orton
435-896-1090
morton01@fs.fed.us
Description: Ark Land Comapny has appled for a coal lease on non-leased Federal coal lands adjacent to their existing SUFCO underground Mining Operation. BLM assigned case # UTU 84102 to the LBA. BLM and FS are analying the effects of the proposed leasing.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=25561
Location: UNIT - Richfield Ranger District, Ferron Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sevier. LEGAL - Section 34, 33, T14S, R1E and Section 4, T15 S, R1E, SLB&M Approximately 10.5 miles east of the town of Emery Utah and approximately 5 miles north of the SUFCO Mine portal.
Transwest Express 600 kV Direct Current Powerline (TWE)
EIS
- Special use management In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
02/18/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
07/2013
Expected: 12/2014 03/2018 Charles Call
435-865-3730
ckcall@fs.fed.us
Description: This proposed 600 kV direct current transmission line is designed to carry renewable energy (primarily wind power) from generation sources in central Wyoming to markets in in the pacific southwest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42526
Location: UNIT - Roosevelt Ranger District, Pine Valley Ranger District, Fillmore Ranger District, Richfield Ranger District, Ferron Ranger District, Heber-Kamas Ranger District, Spanish Fork Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Beaver, Duchesne, Emery, Garfield, Iron, Juab, Millard, Piute, Sevier, Uintah, Wasatch, Weber. LEGAL - Not Applicable This project initiates in central Wyoming and crosses public, private, and state lands in Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, and Nevada.
Manti-Lasal National Forest, Ferron Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Clay Banks, Olsen Bench, Ridley Ridge, and Becks Ridge S&G Grazing Allotments Analysis
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period
12/13/2011
Expected: 06/2015 06/2015 Darren Olsen
435-384-2372
dgolsen@fs.fed.us
Description: In response to the 1995 Rescission Act, the Ferron Ranger District will complete analysis of grazing activities on the Clay Banks, Olsen Bench, Ridley Ridge, and Becks Ridge Sheep & Goat Grazing Allotments.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37582
Location: UNIT - Ferron Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Carbon, Emery. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project area is about 15 miles northwest of Castle Dale, UT; situated on the east slope of the Wasatch Plateau, extending from Skyline Ridge southeastward to Joes Valley Reservoir.
Dry Wash Wildlife Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/10/2013
Expected: 12/2014 04/2015 Diane Cote
435-636-3320
dcote@fs.fed.us
Description: The Ferron-Price Ranger District proposes to use tracked skid steers with mastication heads on approximately 2,500 acres
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44422
Location: UNIT - Ferron Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Emery. LEGAL - The Dry Wash Wildlife Project Area is located in Township 19 South, Range 6 East, Sections 31 and 32, Township 20 South, Range 6 East., Sections 5, 6, 9, 10, 15, 16, 21, 24, 25, 27, 28, 32, 33, 34, an The project is located on the Ferron-Price Ranger District, Manti-La Sal National Forest in Emery County, Utah
Olsen Bench-McCadden Hollow Water Development
CE
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/06/2014
Expected: 01/2015 01/2015 Steven Cox
435-636-3595
stevenrcox@fs.fed.us
Description: Develop water resources for the use of livestock grazing distribution.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43426
Location: UNIT - Ferron Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Emery. LEGAL - Olsen Bench S&G, T17S R5E, SEC26 SLBM; Gentry C&H, Sec. 1, T16S R7E., SEC26 The majority of the water developments will be on the Olsen Bench Allotment, located 15 miles northwest of the town of Castle Dale. The Gentry allotment is 11 miles northwest of Huntington.
Manti-Lasal National Forest, Moab Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Kigalia Fence and Water Improvement EA
EA
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/19/2013
Est. Comment Period
01/2015
Expected: 06/2015 07/2015 Tina Marian
435-636-3368
tamarian@fs.fed.us
Description: Relocate and reconstruct about 2 mi. of Kigalia Canyon fence; construct exclosures to protect spring and riparian areas in Kigalia drainage; provide water developments outside of the drainage; and reconfigure the fence around Admin site.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42856
Location: UNIT - Moab Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project area is located on South Elk Ridge (Sections 3,4, 9 of T36S, R19E and Sections 27 &34 of T35S, R19E) about 21 miles west of Blanding, UT.
La Sal Mines Complex
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
02/22/2011
Expected: 01/2015 03/2015 Joel Nowak
435-636-3364
joelnowak@fs.fed.us
Description: Denison Mines submitted a Plan of Operations Amendment for four underground uranium mines, known as the La Sal Mines Complex, to the BLM and Forest Service for approval. The BLM will act as lead agency with the Forest Service as a cooperating agency
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34565
Location: UNIT - Moab Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - Section 5, T29S R 25E Located approximately 3 miles east of La Sal.
La Sal Springs Protection and Water Developments
EA
- Watershed management
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period
09/26/2013
Expected: 01/2015 05/2015 Tina Marian
435-636-3368
tamarian@fs.fed.us
Description: Relocate and/or expand two existing spring exclosures; protect 7 spring/seep areas and provide clean water for livestock and wildlife on the west La Sal Mountains and develop water in the Pinhook Valley to improve livestock distribution.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42860
Location: UNIT - Moab Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Grand, San Juan. LEGAL - Not Applicable The projects are located on West Slope of the La Sal's, Pinhook Valley and Andy Mesa areas (Sections 2 of T27S, R23E; Sections 7,8,9,16,19,20,29,30 of T26S, R24E and Section 24 of T25S, R24E).
West Slope Wildland-Urban Interface Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Fuels management In Progress
Comment Period
04/24/2014
Expected: 03/2015 03/2015 Barb Smith
435-259-7155
bsmith06@fs.fed.us
Description: Hazardous fuels reduction on 8300 acres on the west slope of the La Sal Mountains.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40734
Location: UNIT - Moab Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Grand, San Juan. LEGAL - Not Applicable 8300 acres on the west slope of the La Sal Mountains
Manti-Lasal National Forest, Monticello Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Abajo Peak Powerline Replacement
EA
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 02/2015 05/2015 Joel Nowak
435-636-3364
joelnowak@fs.fed.us
Description: Empire Electric is proposing to replace their existing aerial and buried powerline with a new buried line from a private inholding to the Abajo Peak Communication Site.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41805
Location: UNIT - Monticello Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - T34S R22E, Sec 1 & 12. T34S R23E, Sec 6. Approximately 6 miles west southwest of Monticello Utah.
Dry Wash Reservoir and Pipeline Project
EA
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2014
Actual: 07/28/2014
08/2014 Joel Nowak
435-636-3364
joelnowak@fs.fed.us
Description: The San Juan Water Conservancy District and Blanding City are proposing to increase the size of the Dry Wash Reservoir and add a pipeline from the dam to the existing City pipeline.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41804
Location: UNIT - Monticello Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - T34S R22E Sec. 31 Approximately 10 miles north northwest of Blanding Utah.
Maverick Point Forest Health Project
EIS
- Road management
- Minerals and Geology
- Fuels management
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Forest products
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
02/14/2013
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
06/2015
Expected: 09/2015 10/2015 Greg Montgomery
435-636-3348
gmontgomery@fs.fed.us
Description: Project designed to increase the resistance and resilience of vegetation communities & watersheds to climate change stressors, promotes a sustainable/manageable road system, reclaims abandoned uranium mine adits/waste & restores spring/headcut areas.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41154
Location: UNIT - Monticello Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - T33S, R20E & R21E and T34S, R20E & R21E, SLM. The project area is an area of about 17,000 acres, located about 14 miles from Blanding, Utah, and 14 miles from Monticello, Utah in the Abajo Mountains. Maverick Point and Chippean Rocks area.
North Elk Ridge Forest Health Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Comment Period
10/03/2012
Expected: 11/2014 11/2014 Barb Smith
435-259-7155
bsmith06@fs.fed.us
Description: The project addresses the health and diversity of ponderosa pine and aspen communities on North Elk Ridge through thinning and prescribed burning treatments.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40313
Location: UNIT - Monticello Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - T34S, R19/20E and T35S, R19/20E, SLM North Elk Ridge in San Juan County, UT approx 20 miles northeast of Blanding
Utah Energy Uranium Exploration - Marcy Look Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A Joel Nowak
435-636-3364
joelnowak@fs.fed.us
Description: The Manti-La Sal National Forest, Moab/Monticello Ranger District, proposes to authorize Utah Energy Corporation to drill up to 76 exploration holes in their Marcy Look project area. The area is located on unpatented mining claims on Elk Ridge.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32659
Location: UNIT - Monticello Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - Unpatented mining claims located within Sec. 31, T34S, R20E. Marcy Look Project - south of Duck Lake on Elk Ridge.
Manti-Lasal National Forest, Sanpete Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Grazing Reauthorization Lake Fork C&H Allotment
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period
05/29/2013
Expected: 05/2015 07/2015 Karlton Moss
435-636-3304
kmoss@fs.fed.us
Description: Evaluate reissuance of Term Grazing Permits on the Allotment
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=28435
Location: UNIT - Sanpete Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Utah. LEGAL - 2 miles east of Thistle Lake Fork
Twelve Mile Restoration
EA
- Heritage resource management
- Road management
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Comment Period
06/26/2014
Expected: 05/2015 05/2015 Jedidiah Hancock
435-636-3328
jhancock02@fs.fed.us
Description: Develop sustainable, resource sensitive transportation routes to camping and staging areas.Contain motorized use at many dispersed campsites, modify some and close others. Provide additional camping and trail opportunities to meet user demands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43989
Location: UNIT - Sanpete Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sanpete. LEGAL - Not Applicable Twelve Mile Canyon, Manti-La Sal National Forest.
Willow Fuels Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period
02/28/2013
Expected: 01/2015 05/2015 Diane Cote
(435) 636-3320
dcote@fs.fed.us
Description: Reduce the probability of a high severity wildfire that is difficult to control; and reduce the negative consequences of a fire on the soil and vegetation resources in the area. Need: The current vegetation communities are in a condition that a
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40861
Location: UNIT - Sanpete Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sanpete. LEGAL - Not Applicable The proposed Willow Project area is located 2 miles east of Ephraim, Utah.
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