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.

Report Contents (click to jump to a section):
- Projects Occurring Nationwide
- 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


Projects Occurring Nationwide
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Arizona National Scenic Trail Comprehensive Plan
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Land ownership management
- Facility management
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Land management planning
- Watershed management
- Land acquisition
- Grazing management
- Special area management
- Fuels management
- Special use management
- Road management
- Minerals and Geology
- Regulations, Directives, Orders
- Heritage resource management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2016
Expected: 06/2018 07/2018 Julie Molzahn
406-826-4352
jmolzahn@fs.fed.us
Description: The Comprehensive Plan will develop administrative and management goals, objectives and practices for the Arizona National Scenic Trail and management corridor.
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Arizona National Scenic Trail goes from the Coronado NM to the Utah Border at Vermillion Cliffs- 800 miles south to north across the State of Arizona.
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.
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
Deer Creek Mine Closure Water Pipeline
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management
- Minerals and Geology
In Progress
Comment Period
06/14/2016
Expected: 10/2016 12/2016 Jeffrey Salow
435-637-2817
jsalow@fs.fed.us
Description: PacifiCorp submitted an application for a ROW to construct a pipeline to convey water with elevated levels of iron from the Deer Creek Mine portal to treatment facilities at the Huntington Power Plant.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49573
Location: UNIT - Ferron Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Emery. LEGAL - Not Applicable Emery County Utah. The pipeline would be constructed along National Forest System Road 50246 (Emery County Road 306) and State Hwy 31.
Des-B-Dove Trail Project
CE
- Recreation management Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2016
Actual: 05/13/2016
05/2016 Bill Broadbear
435-636-3516
bbroadbear@fs.fed.us
Description: The Ferron/Price RD of the Manti-La Sal NF has been approached by Emery County, the Emery County Trails Committee, and OHV groups to re-establish motorized trail access onto East Mountain via the reclaimed Des-B-Dove mine access road.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46383
Location: UNIT - Ferron Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Emery. LEGAL - Township 17 South, Range 7 East, Section 25, 26. The proposed trail is located approximately 6 miles northwest of Orangeville and Castle Dale, UT.
Fossil Fuels llc Special Use Permit, Cottonwood Tract Lease
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology Analysis Completed Expected: 06/2016
Actual: 06/15/2016
08/2017 Jeffrey Salow
435-637-2817
jsalow@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissuance of an expired special use permit for the remaining 6 exploration drill holes.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49541
Location: UNIT - Ferron Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Emery. LEGAL - Not Applicable The exploration area is located in central Utah approximately 15 miles northwest of Castle Dale, Utah
Joe's Valley Recreation and Bouldering Area
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Comment Period
05/28/2015
Expected: 08/2016 08/2016 Greg Montgomery
435-636-3348
gmontgomery@fs.fed.us
Description: Bouldering and camping at Joe's Valley have contributed to recreation resource impacts throughout the area. The purpose is to mitigate current impacts to soil and vegetation while providing quality recreation opportunities and protecting resources.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46836
Location: UNIT - Ferron Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Emery. LEGAL - Straight Canyon along Utah Highway 29, Cottonwood Canyon along Forest Road 50040, and Grimes Wash near Utah Highway 57. These areas are located in Townships 17 and 18 South, Range 6 and 7 East. Straight and Cottonwood Canyons west of Orangeville, Utah
Liberty Pioneer Energy Source, Inc. Middle Mountain Unit #1. O and G lease UT-8735
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
02/02/2015
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 Kyle Beagley
435-636-3577
kbeagley@fs.fed.us
Description: FS will evaluate the Application for Permit to Drill and Surface Use Plan of Operation. The FS will analyze the environmental impacts of the proposal on non-mineral resources and compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and the Manti-La Sal LRMP
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47784
Location: UNIT - Ferron Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Emery. LEGAL - Emery County in the NE 1/4 SW 1/4 of Section 29, Township16 South, Range 6 East, SLB&M. The site is 17 miles northwest of Orangeville, UT. State Road (SR) 29 and existing Forest Service Roads (FSR) Millers Flat (50014) and Lowry Water (50038) provide access to Middle Mountain Unit #1
Long Four S&G (Clay Banks, Olsen Bench, Ridley Ridge, & Becks Ridge) Grazing Allotments Analysis
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period
01/22/2013
Expected: 08/2016 08/2016 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.
Middle Mountain Unit #1 APD
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
03/16/2015
Expected: 10/2015 11/2015 Kyle Beagley
435-636-3577
kbeagley@fs.fed.us
Description: Application for permit to drill (APD) for oil & gas exploration
Location: UNIT - Ferron Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Emery. LEGAL - Not Applicable Lowry Watershed on the Ferron Ranger District, Middle Mountain, Wasatch Plateau, in Emery County.
North End Sheep Corrals
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management Cancelled N/A N/A Mark Chamberlain
435-636-3585
mwchamberlain@fs.fed.us
Description: The project consists of installing three new livestock corrals/handling facilities. The project area is located toward the north end of the District; one at the top of Fish Creek Ridge, another .25 miles north of Cabin Hollow, and the last at the top
Location: UNIT - Ferron Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Carbon, Sanpete, Utah. LEGAL - Not Applicable The top of Fish Creek Ridge, another .25 miles north of Cabin Hollow, and the last at the top of Winter Quarters Ridge. All are within 200 feet of a main forest system road.
Olsen Bench-McCadden Hollow Water Development
CE
- Grazing management Cancelled N/A N/A 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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Grazing management
In Progress
Comment Period
08/21/2013
Expected: 04/2016 05/2016 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: 06/2016 07/2016
435-636-3577
kbeagley@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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Grazing management
Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2016
Actual: 05/26/2016
06/2016 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).
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 Cancelled N/A N/A 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.
Maverick Point Forest Health Project
EIS
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Road management
- Fuels management
- Minerals and Geology
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
02/14/2013
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
10/2017
Expected: 01/2018 02/2018 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.
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
Actual: 09/30/2010
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
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
In Progress
Comment Period
06/26/2014
Expected: 09/2016 10/2016 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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
Comment Period
02/28/2013
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 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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