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-La Sal National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Manti-La Sal National Forest, Ferron Ranger District
- Manti-La Sal National Forest, Moab Ranger District
- Manti-La Sal National Forest, Monticello Ranger District
- Manti-La Sal 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
South Fork Lease Modification Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
09/07/2017
Expected: 03/2018 04/2018 Rob Hamilton
435-896-1022
rhamilton@fs.fed.us
Description: The BLM and U.S. Forest Service are preparing an environmental assessment to analyze the impacts of a request by Canyon Fuel Company, LLC to modify the lease boundaries for federal coal leases UTU-84102(Greens Hollow)and U-63214(Quitchupah).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52474
Location: UNIT - Richfield Ranger District, Ferron Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sevier. LEGAL - Not Applicable 790 Acre Lease Modification in portions of: Sec. 11, T21S, R4E; Sec. 14, T21S R4E; Sec. 15, T21S R4E; Sec. 22, T21S, R4E; Sec. 23, T21S, R4E; Sec. 23, T21S, R4E.
Transwest Express 600 kV Direct Current Powerline (TWE)
EIS
- Special use management In Progress
FEIS NOA in Federal Register
01/13/2017
Expected: 05/2017 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-La Sal National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest) R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Manti-La Sal National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan
EIS
- Land management planning Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register
11/2017
Expected: 11/2020 01/2021 Tami Conner
435-636-3508
mlnfplanrevision@fs.fed.us
Description: Forest Plan Revision. The Manti-La Sal National Forest is in the process of revising its Forest Plan pursuant to the 2012 Planning Rule (36CFR219). For more information, visit http:/bit.do/mlsnfplanningpage
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50121
Location: UNIT - Manti-La Sal National Forest All Units. STATE - Colorado, Utah. COUNTY - Carbon, Emery, Grand, Juab, San Juan, Sanpete, Sevier, Utah, Mesa, Montrose. LEGAL - Not Applicable Manti-La Sal National Forest in Central and Southeastern Utah and Western Colorado.
Manti-La Sal National Forest, Ferron Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Center Six Sheep and Goat Allotments EA
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period
02/27/2014
Expected: 12/2017 01/2018 Mark Chamberlain
435-636-3585
mwchamberlain@fs.fed.us
Description: Analyzing effects and sustainability of Sheep grazing on six grazing allotments that are currently being grazed annually.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45719
Location: UNIT - Ferron Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Carbon, Sanpete. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project area is located about 18 miles west of Huntington, Utah. It is situated on the east slope of the Wasatch Plateau, extending from Skyline Ridge southeastward to the Millers Flat road.
Joe's Valley Recreation and Bouldering Area
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management Analysis Completed Expected: 10/2017
Actual: 10/02/2017
10/2017 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: 10/2017 10/2017 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: 02/2018 02/2018 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.
Trail Mountain Wildlife Habitat Enhancement and Aspen Regeneration Project
CE
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/08/2016
Expected: 10/2017 10/2017 Russell Bigelow
928-333-6247
rbigelow@fs.fed.us
Description: The Ferron/Price Ranger District on the Manti-La Sal NF proposes to prescribe burn approximately 4,004 acres within a 17,115 project area to regenerate aspen, improve wildlife habitat, protect watershed values, and reduce hazardous fuel conditions.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48869
Location: UNIT - Ferron Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Emery. LEGAL - Township 16S Range 6E Sections 22, 27, 28, 33-35; Township 17S Range 6E Sections 2-5, 8-11, 14-29, 32-35; Township 18S Range 6E Section 1-5, 11, and 12, Salt Lake Meridian Located on the Ferron/Price Ranger District Manti-La Sal National Forest in Emery County, Utah. The project is approximately 10 miles northwest of Orangeville, Utah.
Manti-La Sal National Forest, Moab Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Cottonwood Fence Extensions
CE
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/23/2017
Expected: 10/2017 10/2017 Tina Marian
435-636-3368
tamarian@fs.fed.us
Description: The Moab/Monticello Ranger District, Manti-La Sal National Forest proposes to extend two existing pasture fences on the Cottonwood Allotment to improve control of livestock movement.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52406
Location: UNIT - Moab Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - Not Applicable The proposed fence extensions are located on North Elk Ridge in Section 33, T33S, R20E and Section 15, T34S, R20E.This is approximately 20 miles northwest of Blanding, UT and 20 miles west of Monticello, UT.
La Sal Mines Complex
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
02/22/2011
Expected: 10/2017 10/2017
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.
Manti-La Sal National Forest, Monticello Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Maverick Point Forest Health Project
EIS
- Road management
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Minerals and Geology
- Watershed management
On Hold N/A N/A 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-La Sal National Forest, Sanpete Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Twelve Mile Restoration
EA
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
- Road management
- Heritage resource management
In Progress
Comment Period
06/26/2014
Expected: 01/2018 01/2018 Bill Broadbear
435-636-3516
bbroadbear@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.
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