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)
- Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Evanston-Mountain View RD
- Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Heber-Kamas Ranger District
- Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Logan Ranger District
- Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Ogden Ranger District
- Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Pleasant Grove Ranger District
- Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Salt Lake Ranger District
- Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Spanish Fork 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.
High Uintas Wilderness Domestic Sheep Analysis Project (Ashley and UWC National Forests)
EIS
- Grazing management In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
12/01/2015
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
02/2017
Expected: 06/2018 06/2018 Paul Cowley
801-999-2177
pcowley@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will evaluate the effects of continued domestic sheep grazing in the High Uintas Wilderness (HUW). There are 10 sheep allotments located on the north and south slopes of HUW and are located in both the Ashley and Uinta-Wasatch-Cache NFs.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44503
Location: UNIT - Roosevelt Ranger District, Duchesne Ranger District, Evanston-Mountain View RD. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Duchesne, Summit. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project is located in the High Uintas Wilderness in both Duchesne and Summit counties. The project is located northeast of Duchesne, UT and southwest of Manila, UT
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.
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache 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
Kays Creek irrigation special use permit
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2016
Actual: 03/31/2016
04/2016 Charles Rosier
801-999-2159
crosier@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to issue Kays Creek Irrigation an authorization for the maximum term of 20-years. Kays Creek Irrigation Company was first issued a special use permit in 1966 for reconstruction of a water diversions and related water transmission pipeline.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49230
Location: UNIT - Uinta-Wasatch-Cache All Units. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Davis. LEGAL - Not Applicable Davis County, Salt Lake Ranger District
Red Pine Dam special use permit
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 03/2016
Actual: 03/31/2016
03/2016 Charles Rosier
801-999-2159
crosier@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to reissue a 30-year term special use permit to Salt Lake City Corporation, Public Utilities Division, authorizing the historic Red Pine Dam and reservoir located in the Red Pine Fork of Little Cottonwood Creek.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49231
Location: UNIT - Uinta-Wasatch-Cache All Units. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Salt Lake. LEGAL - Not Applicable Red Pine Fork of Little Cottonwood Creek, Salt Lake Ranger District
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache N.F. Forest Plan Monitoring Realignment
CE
- Regulations, Directives, Orders
- Land management planning
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2015
Expected: 10/2015 01/2016 Charlie Condrat
801-236-3439
ccondrat@fs.fed.us
Description: The UWCNF has begun a process to realign its forest plans with the 2012 Final Planning Rule (see: 36 Code of Federal Regulations 219). In particular, the UWCNF will address the purpose of the monitoring plan program set forth in 36 CFR 219.12(a)(1).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46267
Location: UNIT - Uinta-Wasatch-Cache All Units. STATE - Utah, Wyoming. COUNTY - Box Elder, Cache, Davis, Morgan, Rich, Salt Lake, Summit, Tooele, Utah, Wasatch, Weber, Uinta. LEGAL - Not Applicable Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest.
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Evanston-Mountain View RD R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Platte Petroleum Environmental Assessment
EA
- Minerals and Geology
- Road management
In Progress
Comment Period
12/22/2015
Expected: 05/2016 05/2016 Roger Kesterson
307-782-6555
rkesterson@fs.fed.us
Description: Burnett Oil Company has submitted an application for permit to drill a test well. The Forest Service will analyze impacts on surface resources. The Bureau of Land Management will be a cooperating agency and will analyze subsurface impacts
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45108
Location: UNIT - Evanston-Mountain View RD. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - Southeast quarter of the southwest quarter of Section 3, Township 2 North, Range 13 East, Salt Lake Meridian The proposed action is located within northern Utah near the Wyoming border. The nearest town is Mountain View, Wyoming which is approximately 24 air miles northeast of the project area.
Western Smiths Fork Restoration
CE
- Forest products In Progress
Scoping Start
10/06/2015
Expected: 09/2016 10/2016 Jeff Matthews
801-999-2161
jmmatthews@fs.fed.us
Description: Project will treat approximately 1,872 acres impacted by the mountain pine beetle epidemic. The project will move this area towards the desired future condition of a more healthy and resilient forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48074
Location: UNIT - Evanston-Mountain View RD. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - Not Applicable Approximately 23 miles southwest of Mountain View, Wyoming
Whitney Reservoir Restoration
CE
- Forest products In Progress
Scoping Start
10/06/2015
Expected: 04/2016 05/2016 Jeff Matthews
801-999-2161
jmmatthews@fs.fed.us
Description: Recent mortality of spruce trees due to the spruce bark beetle has appeared along the eastern slope adjacent to Whitney Reservoir. Proposed action is to harvest spruce trees (less than 250 acres) in order to control the spread of insects
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48091
Location: UNIT - Evanston-Mountain View RD. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - T. 1 N., R. 9 E., sections 3, 9, and 10 Approximately 30 miles south of Evanston, Wyoming.
Whitney Tall Forb Exclosures
CE
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/16/2015
Expected: 02/2016 05/2016 Aimee Cameron
307-828-5115
aimeecameron@fs.fed.us
Description: Two exclosures will be constructed to compare current livestock grazing and no livestock grazing on tall forb communities to better understand these communities and their true potentials. Vegetation monitoring will occur every 5-10 yrs or as needed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48566
Location: UNIT - Evanston-Mountain View RD. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - T. 1 N., R. 9 E., Section 4, NE1/4 and T. 1 N., R. 9 E., Section 8, SE1/4, Salt Lake Base & Meridian. The project is located west of Whitney Reservoir on land administered by the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest approximately 30 miles south of Evanston, Wyoming.
Wildlife and livestock pond development
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/07/2012
Expected: 04/2013 04/2013 Aimee Cameron
307-782-6555
aimeecameron@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to develop four ponds that would benefit both wildlife and livestock. Two new ponds would be created, and a ditch and water bars along a closed logging road would be modified o catch water.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40881
Location: UNIT - Evanston-Mountain View RD. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Summit. West Fork Smiths Fork watershed
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Heber-Kamas Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Allwest Communications Fiber Optic Line Upgrade
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2015
Expected: 04/2015 04/2015 Virginia Daniel
435-783-4338
vdaniel@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize Allwest Communications to upgrade an existing 525-foot section of copper line with 96-strand fiber optic line. The upgraded line would be installed along the existing copper line, which runs along Highway 150.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46639
Location: UNIT - Heber-Kamas Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - Township 2 South, Range 6 East, Section 25. Approximately 0.5 mile northwest of Samak along Highway 150.
Currant Creek separation fence
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/26/2016
Expected: 08/2016 08/2016 Jim Percy
435-654-0470
jpercy@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to construct approximately 500 feet of lay-down fence that can be stood up during the separation process to help hold the cattle and reduce the need for running horses across the hillside.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49374
Location: UNIT - Heber-Kamas Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Wasatch. LEGAL - Not Applicable South West 1/4, Section 5, Township 2 South, Range 10West USM
Heber wildlife prescribed burn
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/23/2015
Expected: 03/2016 09/2016 Anthony Gray
435-654-7218
aagray@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to improve and maintain wildlife habitat by regenerating aspen through prescribed burning. Also proposing to reduce fuel loads which have been increasing due to bark beetle mortality.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48018
Location: UNIT - Heber-Kamas Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Wasatch. LEGAL - Not Applicable West Fork of the Duchesne, Currant Creek, and East Strawberry Ridge
Low Pass fence relocation
CE
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/17/2015
Expected: 02/2016 06/2016 Karen Hartman
801-794-6771
khartman@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to relocate cattle guard uphill to minimize sediment accrual at bottom of hill.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47958
Location: UNIT - Heber-Kamas Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Wasatch. LEGAL - Not Applicable Low Pass on Heber-Kamas Ranger District
Soapstone Summer Home #19
CE
- Land ownership management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 12/2014 07/2015 Evan Glenn
435-654-7215
evanrglenn@fs.fed.us
Description: Install a septic system and add an addition to the cabin.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45652
Location: UNIT - Heber-Kamas Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Wasatch. LEGAL - Not Applicable Soapstone Basin.
Squaw and Streeper Creek Road Relocation Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
In Progress
Comment Period
03/14/2016
Expected: 10/2016 05/2017 Jim Percy
435-654-0470
jpercy@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to relocate two roads to improve watershed and riparian health while maintaining motorized vehicle access to Squaw Creek area. Proposal is to move Squaw Creek road out of the RHCA and move Streeper Creek road to a new location.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48763
Location: UNIT - Heber-Kamas Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Wasatch. LEGAL - Not Applicable Heber-Kamas Ranger District
Strawberry pipeline extension
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Grazing management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/17/2015
Expected: 02/2016 06/2016 Jim Percy
435-654-0470
jpercy@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to provide water for livestock away from riparian areas and improve overall distribution of livestock.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47972
Location: UNIT - Heber-Kamas Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Wasatch. LEGAL - Not Applicable Heber Ranger District
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Logan Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Camp Lomia Waterline/Streambank Repair
CE
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/23/2013
Expected: 09/2013 10/2013 Kelli Taylor
435-755-3626
ktaylor02@fs.fed.us
Description: 1. Relocate existing culinary water lines under the stream channel and stabilize 190 feet of streambank. 2. Install two water storage tanks and water metering system in an existing structure located within the permit area. 3. Relocate shutoff valve.
Location: UNIT - Logan Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Cache. LEGAL - T113 N R3 E Section 17 Righthand Fork of the Logan River. Camp Lomia special use authorization.
Logan Peak Trail
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 06/2015 07/2015 Ronald Vance
435-755-3620
rvance@fs.fed.us
Description: A proponent has requested adding approx. 1.6mi of system trail from Logan Dry Canyon Trail to Logan Peak. Trail was likely constructed by CCC and previously a system trail that was removed. Approximately 50% of the trail would need repairs.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45626
Location: UNIT - Logan Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Cache. LEGAL - T11N, R2E, S1/2 Section 4 and T11N, R2E, NW1/4 Section 9 Salt Lake Base and Meridian East of Logan, Utah within the Bear River Range. Proposed trail would extend west from Logan Peak.
Pleasant Valley Springs Juniper Treatment
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
05/03/2016
Expected: 06/2016 09/2016 Kevin Labrum
435-755-5221
kclabrum@fs.fed.us
Description: Utah Division of Wildlife Resources desires to conduct a habitat restoration project to prevent loss of understory and Phase II juniper expansion. Juniper trees encroaching into sagebrush and meadow areas would be lopped and scattered.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48551
Location: UNIT - Logan Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Cache. LEGAL - T. 11 N., R. 3 E., within portions of sections 26, 34, 35 Salt Lake Meridian Approximately 15 miles southeast of Logan, UT. Project area is adjacent to the northwest boundary of Hardware Ranch Wildlife Management Area.
Precipitation Study USU
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 Ronald Vance
435-755-3620
rvance@fs.fed.us
Description: Utah State University is requesting to conduct research aimed at better understanding the vegetative response to climate change. The proposal involves installation of twelve (12m x12m) "precipitation manipulation shelters" at forest edge sites.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45622
Location: UNIT - Logan Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Box Elder, Cache, Rich. LEGAL - Not Applicable To Be Determined
Spawn Creek Trailhead
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/19/2014
Expected: 11/2014 11/2014 Kyler McCarrel
775-964-2671
kmccarrel02@fs.fed.us
Description: Project would reroute the Worm Trail out of Spawn Creek exclosure and up the hill to the west.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45635
Location: UNIT - Logan Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Cache. LEGAL - T13N, R3E, Section 26 Salt Lake Base and Meridian Approximately 11 miles northeast of Logan, Utah in the Bear River Range
Spring Hollow Trail Reroute
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/16/2015
Expected: 11/2015 04/2016 Ronald Vance
435-755-3620
rvance@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposal involves constructing a new 0.3 mile section (re-route) of non-motorized trail from the Bridger Look-Off area to the upper group site area of the Spring Hollow Campground. Sections of two other trails will be decommissioned.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47982
Location: UNIT - Logan Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Cache. LEGAL - T. 12 N., R. 2 E., sections 27, 28 In Logan Canyon, four miles east of Logan, UT.
Staker Relocation Environmental Assessment
EA
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2014
Expected: 12/2014 03/2015 Pete Gomben
801-999-2103
pgomben@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize Pacificorp to relocate a 0.5-mile segment of an existing transmission line onto National Forest System lands to avoid excavation activites on private land.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45059
Location: UNIT - Logan Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Box Elder. LEGAL - Not Applicable Section 20, Township 9 North, Range 1 West, east of Brigham City, Utah.
White Rock, Millville, and Providence Allotments
EA
- Grazing management On Hold N/A N/A Pete Gomben
801-999-2103
pgomben@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal is to authorize the continuance of grazing on the White Rock, Millville, and Providence Allotments.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38463
Location: UNIT - Logan Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Cache. LEGAL - Not Applicable Allotments are located southeast of Logan, Utah.
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Ogden Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Snowbasin GAZEX proposal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/08/2015
Expected: 11/2015 03/2016 Pollyanna Bergseng
801-733-2686
pbergseng@fs.fed.us
Description: Snowbasin Ski Resort proposes to install two GAZEX exploders and an accompanying shelter in the Strawberry area that would improve avalanche control. The proposed site is within the current permit boundary. Work would be done by hand and helicopter.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47562
Location: UNIT - Ogden Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Weber. LEGAL - Not Applicable At the Snowbasin Ski Resort permit area.
Snowbasin Master Development Plan Improvement Projects
EA
- Special use management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2016
Expected: 01/2017 06/2017 Shawnee Hinman
801-733-2664
sfhinman@fs.fed.us
Description: Implementation of projects from the Master Development Plan of Snowbasin Ski Area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48902
Location: UNIT - Ogden Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Weber. LEGAL - Not Applicable Snowbasin Ski Area
Three Creeks Allotment Consolidation
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period
04/15/2016
Expected: 09/2016 10/2016 Pete Gomben
801-999-2182
pgomben@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposal is to consolidate 10 grazing allotments (5 BLM and 5 FS) into 1 management unit with 20 pastures on BLM and 8 pastures on FS lands.Management would focus on time, timing, frequency, and intensity of livestock grazing on about 143,000 ac.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36707
Location: UNIT - Ogden Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Rich. LEGAL - Not Applicable West of Randolph, Utah
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Pleasant Grove Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
American Fork River armoring project
CE
- Watershed management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2015
Expected: 06/2015 08/2015 Gary Gray
801-796-4892
gcgray@fs.fed.us
Description: The Pleasant Grove Ranger District proposes to armor the banks of the American Fork River to minimize the risks of erosion.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46960
Location: UNIT - Pleasant Grove Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Utah. LEGAL - Not Applicable Along the American Fork River.
Battle Creek Canyon Culinary Water Pipeline Project
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Comment Period
02/08/2016
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 Jon Stansfield
530-233-8829
jstansfield@fs.fed.us
Description: Replacing and realigning portions of the Battle Creek Canyon culinary water pipeline to decrease the risk of contamination. Approximately 12.0 acres of the Mt. Timpanogos inventoried roadless area would be affected.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46240
Location: UNIT - Pleasant Grove Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Utah. LEGAL - Township 5 South, Range 2 East, sections 13, 14, 23, and 24. Battle Creek Canyon, approximately 2.5 miles east of the city of Pleasant Grove, Utah.
Cascade Springs toilet replacement
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/30/2016
Expected: 05/2016 09/2016 James Hinricks
801-342-5273
jhinricks@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to remove the old toilet at Cascade Springs and replace with a new CXT double vault toilet. Project is intended to upgrade and improve facilities at the Cascade Springs parking area to better support increased use.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49208
Location: UNIT - Pleasant Grove Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Utah. LEGAL - Not Applicable Cascade Springs parking lot on Pleasant Grove Ranger District
Kimball Land Exchange
CE
- Land ownership management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/11/2013
Expected: 02/2015 06/2015 Jon Stansfield
530-233-8829
jstansfield@fs.fed.us
Description: Exchange of National Forest System lands (19.62) for Private Lands (25.11)to consolidate the ownership.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45602
Location: UNIT - Pleasant Grove Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Utah. LEGAL - T3S R3E Sections 29 & 30 SLBM. Major Evans Gulch, American Fork Canyon Management Area
Slate Canyon Knight Springs water development
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2016
Expected: 12/2016 03/2017 Charles Rosier
801-999-2159
crosier@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal from the Utah State Hospital to develop Knight Springs located up Slate Canyon by installing new water pipeline. The project would provide sufficient, high quality drinking water to the patients and residents of the hospital.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49373
Location: UNIT - Pleasant Grove Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Utah. LEGAL - Not Applicable Slate Canyon - Pleasant Grove Ranger District
Tibble Fork Dam
EA
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 03/2016
Actual: 03/11/2016
09/2016 Anne Hansen
801-999-2158
annehansen@fs.fed.us
Description: The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is proposing to fund rehabilitation of the Tibble Fork Dam in the American Fork Canyon of northern Utah County, Utah. It is located 10 miles north east of the city of Alpine, UT.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41710
Location: UNIT - Pleasant Grove Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Utah. LEGAL - Not Applicable Tibble Fork Dam is in the American Fork Canyon of northern Utah County, Utah. It is located 10 miles north east of the city of Alpine, UT.
Upper Falls picnic site pedestrian bridge
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/30/2016
Expected: 05/2016 09/2016 James Hinricks
801-342-5273
jhinricks@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to install a pedestrian bridge that would connect the Upper Falls Picnic Site to the Provo River Parkway.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49210
Location: UNIT - Pleasant Grove Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Utah. LEGAL - Not Applicable Upper Falls picnic area on Pleasant Grove Ranger District
Wasatch Front guzzler replacements
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
03/30/2016
Expected: 05/2016 09/2016 James Hinricks
801-342-5273
jhinricks@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to replace 4 of the 5 guzzlers along the Wasatch Front with an improved design that will store more water and allow big game and smaller upland game species to access the water. All locations will stay the same except for Lindon.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49212
Location: UNIT - Pleasant Grove Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Utah. LEGAL - Not Applicable Pleasant Grove and Spanish Fork Ranger Districts along Wasatch Front
Welch Land Exchange
CE
- Land ownership management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/15/2013
Expected: 02/2015 06/2015 Jon Stansfield
530-233-8829
jstansfield@fs.fed.us
Description: Exchange of land between private land owner and Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. Parcels of equal size will be exchanged to consolidate land ownership which will benefit both the Forest Service and the private land owner.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46141
Location: UNIT - Pleasant Grove Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Utah. LEGAL - Township 4 South; Range 2 East; Section 8 Located in Dry Creek Canyon near the Horsetail Falls trailhead (northeast of Alpine, UT).
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Salt Lake Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Alta Master Development Plan Improvement Projects
EA
- Special use management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2016
Expected: 01/2017 06/2017 Shawnee Hinman
8017332664
sfhinman@fs.fed.us
Description: Implementation of projects from Alta's Master Development Plan.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48903
Location: UNIT - Salt Lake Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Salt Lake. LEGAL - Not Applicable Alta Ski Area
Bountiful Lions Gun Range permit renewal
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Pollyanna Popola
801-733-2686
ppopola@fs.fed.us
Description: The Bountiful Lions Gun Range is operated by the Bountiful Lions Club of Bountiful, and operates under a special use permit, originally issued in 1959, that will expire at the end of 2013. The Gun Club has submitted an application to renew the permit
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43105
Location: UNIT - Salt Lake Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Davis. LEGAL - T2N, R1w, Sec. 17 Bottom of Ward Canyon, Davis County, Utah
Brighton area sewer project
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/21/2015
Expected: 01/2016 06/2016 Pollyanna Bergseng
801-733-2686
pbergseng@fs.fed.us
Description: Big Cottonwood Improvement District proposes an addition to the existing Brighton area sewer system. The addition is needed for compliance with Salt Lake Valley Health Department watershed requirements.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48023
Location: UNIT - Salt Lake Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Salt Lake. LEGAL - Not Applicable Brighton- Big Cottonwood Canyon
Donut Falls new trail extension
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/21/2015
Expected: 01/2016 09/2016 Matthew Lane
801-733-2662
malane@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to construct an extension of the Donut Falls Trail from the Donut Falls Trailhead to just before the bridge at the Cardiff Fork Trailhead.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48020
Location: UNIT - Salt Lake Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Salt Lake. LEGAL - Not Applicable Cardiff Fork/Big Cottonwood Canyon
Lake Solitude trail reroute
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/21/2015
Expected: 01/2016 09/2016 Matthew Lane
801-733-2662
malane@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to reroute a steep and eroded section of the trail along an elevation contour line to the east. The reroute would be approximately 1/3 of a mile, and would place the trail to a greater extent on Forest Service lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48021
Location: UNIT - Salt Lake Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Salt Lake. LEGAL - Not Applicable Big Cottonwood Canyon, Lake Solitude trail.
Mill D #3 cabin addition
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/21/2015
Expected: 01/2016 06/2016 Carol Majeske
801-999-2181
cmajeske@fs.fed.us
Description: Owner proposal to build an addition to accommodate new indoor bathroom. Cabin sewer line will be connected to the new Mill D sewer line to comply with Salt Lake Valley Health Department requirements.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48019
Location: UNIT - Salt Lake Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Salt Lake. LEGAL - Not Applicable Big Cottonwood Canyon, Mill D SHA
NEON Domain 15 Project in Utah
EA
- Special use management
- Research
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/23/2014
Est. Comment Period
12/2015
Expected: 04/2016 06/2016 Elisha Hornung
801-733-2679
ehornung@fs.fed.us
Description: The NEON research sites include the construction, maintenance, and operation of ecological observation and experiment stations within w/in Red Butte RNA and Vernon site to study land use, invasive species, and urban effects for 10-15 years.
Location: UNIT - Salt Lake Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Salt Lake, Tooele. LEGAL - Not Applicable Red Butte Canyon, Salt Lake County; and Vernon site. Tooele County
Rankin Water Development Permit Reissue
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2015
Expected: 05/2015 07/2015 Charles Rosier
801-999-2159
crosier@fs.fed.us
Description: Permit Holders Ron and Carol Rankin are applying to have their current permit for spring development, water storage tank and transmission line reissued for an additional 20 year term.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46502
Location: UNIT - Salt Lake Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Davis. LEGAL - Not Applicable Township 4 North, Range 1 West, Section 12, northwest quarter. Salt Lake Meridian.
Ski Utah outfitter guide permit renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/21/2015
Expected: 01/2016 09/2016 Pollyanna Bergseng
801-733-2686
pbergseng@fs.fed.us
Description: Ski Utah proposal to renew their special use permit to continue operating a daylong, guided ski tour called The Ski Utah Interconnect Adventure Tour, for the next 10 operating seasons. No changes are proposed to the conditions of the permit.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48024
Location: UNIT - Salt Lake Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Salt Lake. LEGAL - Not Applicable Big Cottonwood Canyon and Little Cottonwood Canyon
Wasatch Front 100 mile endurance run
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/30/2016
Expected: 05/2016 05/2016 Pollyanna Bergseng
801-733-2686
pbergseng@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to reissue a 5-year operating permit for the Wasatch Front 100 mile endurance run which expired on 12/31/15.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49219
Location: UNIT - Salt Lake Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Salt Lake. LEGAL - Not Applicable It crosses both the Wasatch-Cache (Salt Lake Ranger District) and the Uinta National Forest (Pleasant Grove Ranger District) and occurs primarily on the existing system Great Western trail.
Whitmore Pavilion demolition
CE
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/30/2016
Expected: 05/2016 07/2016 Matthew Lane
801-733-2662
malane@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to demolish the pavilion and restore the site to native wetland. This would address public safety and environmental concerns associated with the site and remove it as an attractant for deviant behavior, thus improving watershed conditions.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49218
Location: UNIT - Salt Lake Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Salt Lake. LEGAL - Not Applicable Little Cottonwood Canyon, Salt Lake Ranger District
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Spanish Fork Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Benmore Allotment Range Improvements
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Grazing management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/01/2015
Expected: 03/2016 08/2016 Renae Bragonje
801-794-6767
rbragonje@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to pipe stock water to the Ault BLM pasture. The proposed pipeline will be approximately 1.75 miles long and will be attached to an existing stock water pipeline from the Vernon Reservoir.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48188
Location: UNIT - Spanish Fork Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Utah. LEGAL - Not Applicable Pipeline & Troughs: T9S, R5W, Sections 2, 3, 4 Fence: T9S, R5W, Section 8
Diamond Fork Campground Prescribed Fuels Treatment
CE
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/02/2015
Expected: 01/2016 03/2016 Riley Bergseng
435-654-0470
rbergseng@fs.fed.us
Description: USFS proposal to use prescribed fire to remove dead vegetation, reduce fuel loading, promote vegetation growth (both upland and riparian), and improve the Ute Ladies Tresses population by reducing competition for resources with other plants.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48195
Location: UNIT - Spanish Fork Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Utah. LEGAL - Not Applicable T8S R4E Sec. 36 T8S R5E Sec. 31 T9S R5E Sec. 1
Diamond Fork Guard Station toilet installation
CE
- Facility management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/02/2015
Expected: 01/2016 06/2016 George Garcia
801-794-6761
gcgarcia@fs.fed.us
Description: USFS proposal to replace existing wooden vault toilet at the guard station with a new single seat toilet. This project is a pre-requisite to putting the Diamond Fork guard station into the rental system.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48194
Location: UNIT - Spanish Fork Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Utah. LEGAL - Not Applicable T7S, R5E, Section 35
Diamond Fork/Hollows Pasture Boundary Relocation
CE
- Recreation management
- Grazing management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/02/2015
Expected: 03/2016 08/2016 Renae Bragonje
801-794-6767
rbragonje@fs.fed.us
Description: USFS proposal to relocate the current fence across the river into Hollows Pasture to eliminate damage by cattle to fences at group sites. Fence on the south side of the creek will be removed. Cattle in Diamond Fork Pasture will have access to water.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48197
Location: UNIT - Spanish Fork Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Utah. LEGAL - Not Applicable Monks Hollow/Diamond Fork Group Sites
Finch cabin roof redesign
CE
- Special use management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/17/2015
Expected: 02/2016 06/2016 George Garcia
530-283-7828
gcgarcia@fs.fed.us
Description: Cabin owner proposal to re-design and re-construct a portion of the cabin's south roof to better support snow load and distribute snow load fall. Owner also proposes to re-shingle the entire roof with fire proof shingles.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47981
Location: UNIT - Spanish Fork Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Utah. LEGAL - Not Applicable Spanish Fork Ranger District
Little Valley pipeline reroute
CE
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/01/2015
Expected: 03/2016 08/2016 Renae Bragonje
801-794-6767
rbragonje@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to route pipelines through a portion of the Little Valley and Sharpes Allotments to deliver water to three troughs on the Bennion Allotment and Vernon Campground. A solar pump will be required.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48191
Location: UNIT - Spanish Fork Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Utah. LEGAL - Not Applicable T10S, R5W, Sections 1,11, 12 T9S, R5W, Sections 35, 36
Loop Springs Trough Relocation
CE
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/02/2014
Expected: 02/2016 07/2016 Renae Bragonje
801-342-5267
rbragonje@fs.fed.us
Description: The existing trough would be moved from the dispersed camping site which has grown bigger over the years. The new trough location is approximately 260 feet from the current location.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45545
Location: UNIT - Spanish Fork Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Utah. LEGAL - T10S R2E Sections 35 & 36 SLM. Just off the Nebo Loop Road near the Holman Exclosure.
Lower Payson Canyon WUI
CE
- Fuels management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/17/2015
Expected: 02/2016 06/2016 George Garcia
801-794-6761
gcgarcia@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to reduce fuels through mastication, thin-chip and pile burns of oak/maple/conifer stands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47985
Location: UNIT - Spanish Fork Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Utah. LEGAL - Not Applicable North end of the Nebo Loop, near Maple Dell, Maple Bench/Maple Lake
McCune Canyon fuels prescription
CE
- Fuels management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/11/2016
Expected: 03/2016 03/2016 George Garcia
801-794-6761
gcgarcia@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to reduce fuels in and near Ponderosa Campground to enhance wildland urban interface.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47988
Location: UNIT - Spanish Fork Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Utah. LEGAL - Not Applicable McCune Canyon, off Salt Creek Canyon, West of Ponderosa Campground
Montague road use and gate permit authorization
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/17/2015
Expected: 12/2015 12/2015 Larry Framme
801-999-2155
lframme@fs.fed.us
Description: Private special use permit holder requests renewal of an expired permit to use existing road and gate to access a private inholding.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47987
Location: UNIT - Spanish Fork Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Utah. LEGAL - Not Applicable Adjacent to and NW of Nebo Loop road, south of Beaver Dam Overlook. NFSR 70015.
Nebo Creek Corral
CE
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/02/2014
Expected: 02/2016 07/2016 Renae Bragonje
801-342-5267
rbragonje@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct cattle corrals that are approximately 30 by 30 feet of steel panels. The purpose of the corral is to hold cattle at the site until they can be trailered off the Forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45547
Location: UNIT - Spanish Fork Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Utah. LEGAL - T11S R3E Section 16 SLM. Up the Nebo Creek road at the junction with and old closed road.
Red Hollow Water Development
CE
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/02/2015
Expected: 03/2016 07/2016 Renae Bragonje
801-794-6767
rbragonje@fs.fed.us
Description: USFS proposal to provide water for existing livestock grazing areas in the Red Hollow and upper Wignal areas. A water powered generator and solar powered generator will be installed to pump water.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48198
Location: UNIT - Spanish Fork Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Utah. LEGAL - Not Applicable Red Hollow, Wignal Flat
Spanish Fork Ranger District proposed travel plan revisions
CE
- Road management Analysis Completed Expected: 03/2016
Actual: 04/01/2016
04/2016 George Garcia
530-283-7828
gcgarcia@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to have travel dates that open prior to Memorial Day, align more with gate intervals, align with county road agreements, align with concessionaires operating plan and allow access to private inholdings and access to FS lands by forest users.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48775
Location: UNIT - Spanish Fork Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Utah. LEGAL - Not Applicable Spanish Fork Ranger District
Vernon Non-system road closure
CE
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/01/2015
Expected: 03/2016 08/2016 Karen Hartman
801-794-6771
khartman@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to eliminate the effects of unauthorized motorized travel on soils, vegetation, and wildlife habitat by scarifying and seeding approximately one mile of roads at four different access points. Proposal includes blocking and signing closures.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48192
Location: UNIT - Spanish Fork Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Utah. LEGAL - Not Applicable Vernon Management Unit in Sections 1, 12, 13 Township10 South, Range 6 West and in Sections 17 and 32 Township 10 South, Range 5 West
Vernon ecosystem restoration
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/30/2015
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 Karen Hartman
801-794-6771
khartman@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to improve greater sage-grouse habitat, improve spring/fall mule deer habitat and watershed conditions, close non-system roads and trails, remove redundant system roads, and reduce hazardous fuels.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48028
Location: UNIT - Spanish Fork Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Utah. LEGAL - Not Applicable Vernon, Utah
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