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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- R1 - Northern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
- Helena National Forest, Helena Ranger District
- Helena National Forest, Lincoln Ranger District
- Helena National Forest, Townsend Ranger District


R1 - Northern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bob Marshall Wilderness Outfitter and Guide Permit Reissuance
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/29/2014
Expected: 04/2015 04/2015 Debbie Mucklow
406-758-6464
dmucklow@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissuance of existing outfitter and guide permits in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44827
Location: UNIT - Swan Lake Ranger District, Spotted Bear Ranger District, Hungry Horse Ranger District, Lincoln Ranger District, Rocky Mountain Ranger District, Seeley Lake Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Flathead, Glacier, Lewis and Clark, Missoula, Pondera, Powell, Teton. LEGAL - Not Applicable Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex
FNF Plan Revision & NCDE GBCS Amendment to the Lolo, Helena, Lewis & Clark,and Kootenai NFs
EIS

   *UPDATED*
- Land management planning In Progress
FEIS NOA in Federal Register
12/14/2017
Expected: 05/2018 06/2018 Joseph Krueger
406-758-5243
jkrueger@fs.fed.us
Description: The Flathead NF is revising their forest plan and preparing an amendment providing relevant direction from the NCDE Grizzly Bear Conservation Strategy into the forest plans for the Lolo, Helena, Kootenai, and Lewis & Clark National Forests.
Web Link: http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/flathead/fpr
Location: UNIT - Flathead National Forest All Units, Helena National Forest All Units, Kootenai National Forest All Units, Lewis And Clark National Forest All Units, Lolo National Forest All Units. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Flathead, Glacier, Granite, Lake, Lewis and Clark, Lincoln, Mineral, Missoula, Pondera, Powell, Sanders, Teton. LEGAL - Not Applicable Flathead National Forest; portions of the Lolo, Kootenai, Helena, and Lewis & Clark NF found in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem (grizzly bears)
Helena - Lewis and Clark National Forest Plan Revision
EIS

   *UPDATED*
- Land management planning In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
12/01/2016
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
03/2018
Expected: 09/2019 10/2019 Deborah Entwistle
406-495-3774
dentwistle@fs.fed.us
Description: Forest Plan revision for the Helena and Lewis & Clark National Forests.
Web Link: http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/hlc/forestplanrevision
Location: UNIT - Helena National Forest All Units, Lewis And Clark National Forest All Units. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Broadwater, Cascade, Chouteau, Deer Lodge, Fergus, Gallatin, Glacier, Golden Valley, Jefferson, Judith Basin, Lewis and Clark, Meagher, Missoula, Park, Pondera, Powell, Sweet Grass, Teton, Wheatland, Yellowstone. LEGAL - Not Applicable Helena and Lewis & Clark National Forests
Helena National Forest, Helena Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
City of Helena Permit Change and Reissuance
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Mark Hunting
406-495-3831
mhunting@fs.fed.us
Description: The City of Helena proposed an increase right of way width from 7.5 feet to 100 feet on either side of the flume structure to reduce risk to wildfire and tree strikes. All other permit authorizations remain the same
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42061
Location: UNIT - Helena Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Lewis and Clark. LEGAL - Not Applicable The proposal applies to upper Tenmile southwest of Helena, MT.
Continental Divide National Scenic Trail Road to Trail Conversion and Reroute
CE
- Recreation management
- Regulations, Directives, Orders
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/02/2017
Est. Scoping Start
05/2017
Expected: 06/2017 07/2017 Roy Barkley
406-495-3853
rbarkley@fs.fed.us
Description: The Helena Ranger District continues to implement the Divide Travel Plan by proposing to re-configure and improve the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (CDNST) in 3 locations, existing roads 136-D1 and 1802-B2, and CDNST haul route re-route.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51764
Location: UNIT - Helena Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Lewis and Clark. LEGAL - Legal location: 46.720498 -112.465862, (Faith Gulch, North) T. 11 N, R. 7 W., 46.595503 -112.298998 (Priest Pass, South),T. 10 N, R 6 W.,46.417960 -112.328979 (Telegraph, Northeast) T. 8 N, R 6 W Legal location: 46.720498 -112.465862, (Faith Gulch, North) T. 11 N, R. 7 W., 46.595503 -112.298998 (Priest Pass, South),T. 10 N, R 6 W.,46.417960 -112.328979 (Telegraph, Northeast) T. 8 N, R 6 W.
Eakin Permit Re-issuance
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Mark Hunting
406-495-3831
mhunting@fs.fed.us
Description: Kirk and Cathy Eakin have a portion of their Garage and driveway on NFS lands. The area of the permit is directly off of Rimini Road. No authority exists to perform suitable land adjustment and no known survey error exists.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45742
Location: UNIT - Helena Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Lewis and Clark. LEGAL - RSW, T9N,Sec. 33 Rimini Road.
Elliston Creek Fence
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/02/2018
Expected: 03/2018 06/2018 Megan Dawson
406-495-3933
mbdawson@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposal is to build 1.5 miles of barbed wire fence on the hillside of the Elliston Creek Road. The purpose and need for the fence is to better manage the riparian conditions in Elliston Creek for bull trout.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53304
Location: UNIT - Helena Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Powell. LEGAL - Not Applicable T 9N R 7W Section 11 and 12
Holiday Private Access
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management
- Recreation management
- Road management
Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2016
Actual: 09/01/2016
09/2016 Mark Hunting
406-495-3912
mhunting@fs.fed.us
Description: Special use application requesting access to private land. An exchange of reciprocal easements is possible, depending on alternative selected.
Location: UNIT - Helena Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Powell. LEGAL - T 8 N, R 6 W, Sec. 6 Little Blackfoot River/Telegraph Creek
Lewis and Clark County Hedges Mtn. Communications Use
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2016
Actual: 09/13/2016
09/2016 Mark Hunting
406-495-3912
mhunting@fs.fed.us
Description: Special use application for long-term occupancy of site on Hedges Mtn. for communications use.
Location: UNIT - Helena Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Lewis and Clark. LEGAL - T 11 N, R 1 E, Sec. 6 Hedges Mtn.
Northwest Divide Restoration
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/06/2016
Expected: 12/2017 05/2018 Erin Fryer
406-547-6013
efryer@fs.fed.us
Description: The Divide Travel Plan closed numerous travel routes within the project area. In order to fully implement the travel plan decision closed routes will be obliterated and rehabilitated in addition hazardous mines within the area will be closed
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52807
Location: UNIT - Helena Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Powell. LEGAL - Not Applicable North of Highway 12 near the Dog and Sweeney Creek drainages.
PPSR Private Access
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Road management
- Special use management
Cancelled N/A N/A Scott Johnson
406-495-3795
sbjohnson@fs.fed.us
Description: Special use application requesting access to private land.
Location: UNIT - Helena Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - T8N, R2W, Sec.2 Elkhorn Mountains
Red Mountain Cabin Removal
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Cancelled N/A N/A Mark Hunting
406-495-3831
mhunting@fs.fed.us
Description: Permittees will move cabin off the Forest to private land. Road use permit issued afterward for private property access.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47544
Location: UNIT - Helena Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Lewis and Clark. LEGAL - Not Applicable Project is located in the Upper Tenmile Municipal Watershed about 10 air miles southwest from the city of Helena.
Skelton Private Access
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Special use management
- Road management
Cancelled N/A N/A Mark Hunting
406-495-3831
mhunting@fs.fed.us
Description: Special use application requesting private access to two separate tracts of private land. An exchange of reciprocal easements will be required, thus allowing the public access to adjacent NFS lands.
Location: UNIT - Helena Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Lewis and Clark. LEGAL - T 12 N, R 1 W, Sec. 31, T 13N, R 1 E, Sec. 19 Soup Creek, Elk Ridge
Spotted Dog Southwest Divide Restoration 2017
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2017
Expected: 07/2017 08/2017 Timothy Olson
406-495-3738
taolson@fs.fed.us
Description: This project would implement a portion of the Divide Travel Plan by closing and/or decommissioning up to 100 miles of non-system routes and dispersed recreation sites. This project would not include any new travel decisions.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51906
Location: UNIT - Helena Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Powell. LEGAL - Not Applicable Spotted Dog/ Southwest Divide area of the Helena Ranger District, west of the Little Blackfoot River.
Tenmile - South Helena Project
EIS

   *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
In Progress
FEIS NOA in Federal Register
08/26/2017
Expected: 06/2018 07/2018 Allen Byrd
406-495-3903
allenbyrd@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal is to conduct fuel treatments for the purposes of maintaining consistent water quantity-quality within Helena's municipal watershed and improving conditions for public and firefighters safety across the landscape in the event of a wildfire
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45725
Location: UNIT - Helena Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Jefferson, Lewis and Clark, Powell. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project area is located within the Upper Tenmile watershed, the primary source of municipal water for the City of Helena, and extends east through Colorado Gulch and the South Hills area of Helena
Helena National Forest, Lincoln Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Copper Creek Wildlife Enhancement Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/30/2014
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 Jarel Kurtz
406-362-7031
jkurtz@fs.fed.us
Description: This project is proposing to treat aspen and whitebark pine in the Snow/Talon fire burn scar.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45048
Location: UNIT - Lincoln Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Lewis and Clark. LEGAL - T15N, R9W, Sections 1,2,3,4,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15. T15N, R8W, Sections 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,14,15,16,17,18,22,26,27 Copper Creek Project is located approximately 5 miles north east of Lincoln, running adjacent to FS road #330. Project area lands are situated in the Copper Creek drainage in the 2003 Snow/Talon Fire scar.
Davis Fire Restoration and Replanting
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2016
Actual: 09/19/2016
10/2016 Riley Dopler
509-395-3405
rdopler@fs.fed.us
Description: Replanting of White Bark Pine in a fire rehab area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48625
Location: UNIT - Lincoln Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Lewis and Clark. LEGAL - Not Applicable Davis Fire complex near Helena, MT.
Granite Butte WBP Test Plantation
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Cancelled N/A N/A Riley Dopler
509-395-3405
rdopler@fs.fed.us
Description: The Helena National Forest would like to host the whitebark pine cycle 5 performance test plantation on the Lincoln Ranger District (15 to 20 acres). The intent of the tests is to evaluate white pine blister rust resistance, seed zones, and cold.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48665
Location: UNIT - Lincoln Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Lewis and Clark. LEGAL - T 13 N R 7 W S 23 & 26 Near Lincoln, MT
Lincoln Non-Wilderness Outfitter and Guide Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/10/2015
Expected: 02/2016 06/2016 Michael Stansberry
406-962-7000
mstansberry@fs.fed.us
Description: The Lincoln Ranger District has a need to reissue two existing Outfitter and Guide Permits. Tag Rittle of the Blacktail Ranch and Mike McCormick of the Sunset Guest Ranch currently have valid permits that expire on 06/03/2015.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46915
Location: UNIT - Lincoln Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Lewis and Clark. LEGAL - Not Applicable Rittle and McCormick Outfitter and Guide Permit Areas
Poorman Creek Restoration
CE
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/12/2016
Expected: 07/2017 09/2017 Katherine Condon
(406) 495-3724
kcondon@fs.fed.us
Description: The Lincoln Ranger proposes to restore a section of Poorman Creek which lacks floodplain connectivity and a properly functioning riparian area, due to channelization caused by historic placer mining activity.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49327
Location: UNIT - Lincoln Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Lewis and Clark. LEGAL - T13N R08W S22-23 The stream segment is approximately 1500 feet in length and is located south of Lincoln along Stemple Pass Road.
Poorman Willow Stocktank
CE
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/10/2017
Expected: 12/2017 05/2018 Erin Fryer
406-547-6013
efryer@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal is to install a short pipeline an a 350 gallon stocktank in the Poorman/Willow Allotment in order to better distribute livestock throughout the allotment and reduce grazing pressure along the bottom-lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52806
Location: UNIT - Lincoln Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Lewis and Clark. LEGAL - Not Applicable T 13N R 9W Section 21
Rogers Pass Trailhead Improvement
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/31/2016
Expected: 11/2016 05/2017 Josh Lattin
208-839-2108
joshlattin@fs.fed.us
Description: The Lincoln Ranger District is looking to improve the trailhead at Rogers Pass in order to reduce resource impacts to Pass Creek, increase safety to motorists and CDNST users, increase the visibility of the site, and improve the visitor experience.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49567
Location: UNIT - Lincoln Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Lewis and Clark. LEGAL - T15N R6W Sec 9 The site is adjacent to Pass Creek near Rogers Pass.
Willow Creek Vegetation
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/01/2018
Expected: 04/2018 06/2018 Michael Stansberry
406-362-7000
mstansberry@fs.fed.us
Description: A project being developed through a diverse collaborative process for forest restoration within a designated landscape to reduce the risk and extent of insect or disease infestations and to promote increased resilience of forest stands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51837
Location: UNIT - Lincoln Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Lewis and Clark. LEGAL - Not Applicable East of Helmville, MT and South of Lincoln, MT within the Willow Creek watershed and tributaries of the Buffalo Creek watershed near Dalton Mountain.
Helena National Forest, Townsend Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Benign Solar
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2017
Actual: 07/07/2017
07/2017 Hans Oaks
406-266-3425
hoaks@fs.fed.us
Description: Operator proposes to use common placer sampling, excavation, and processing methods to explore for potential placer gold deposits located on a bench feature adjacent to Needham Gulch.
Location: UNIT - Townsend Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Broadwater. LEGAL - Not Applicable T 11N, R 2E Section 16
Bigler Snowbank
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
01/19/2018
Expected: 06/2018 07/2018 Hans Oaks
406-266-3425
hoaks@fs.fed.us
Description: Project would continue the mining related activities at the Bigler Mine site and would begin excavation of a prospect trench to expose an inferred gold-bearing mineralized vein at the Snowbank Mine site for a term of 10 years.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53188
Location: UNIT - Townsend Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Meagher. LEGAL - Not Applicable T 9N R 4E Section 28
Deep-Dry-Grassy AMP Revision
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Grazing management On Hold N/A N/A Tracy Schilling
406-495-3870
tschilling@fs.fed.us
Description: Continue to authorize livestock grazing on the Deep Creek, Grassy Mountain, Dry Creek, and Timber cattle and horse (C&H) grazing allotments.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52461
Location: UNIT - Townsend Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Broadwater, Meagher. LEGAL - T6N, R4E These allotments are located south of Highway 12 in the Big Belt Mountains, approximately 17 miles east of Townsend. This project encompasses Greyson , Carl, Cedar Bar, Hay, and Dry creek drainages.
Edith Whitebark Pine Test Plantation
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Research Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2018
Expected: 05/2018 06/2018 Riley Dopler
406-495-3920
rdopler@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposal is to test the resistance of 3-year old whitebark pine seedlings from multiple seed zones for seed transfer, cold hardiness and drought tolerance.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53305
Location: UNIT - Townsend Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Broadwater. LEGAL - Not Applicable T 8N R 4E Section 36
FS-NRCS Cooperative Allotment Water and Fence Improvement
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Grazing management Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2016
Actual: 09/23/2016
10/2016 Tracy Schilling
406-495-3870
tschilling@fs.fed.us
Description: This proposal will improve the water access and fencing on the Ray Creek, North fork, and Deep Creek/Grassy Mountain Allotments while protecting riparian areas until a new allotment plan is approved.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49289
Location: UNIT - Townsend Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Broadwater, Meagher. LEGAL - Not Applicable Ray Creek, North fork, and Deep Creek/Grassy Mountain Allotments on the Townsend RD of the Helena-Lewis & Clark NF.
Gipsy Lake Dam Restoration
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Land ownership management Cancelled N/A N/A Mark Hunting
406-495-3831
mhunting@fs.fed.us
Description: Rehabilitation of a low-head dam to maintain a consistent water level and ensure the structural integrity of the dam.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47547
Location: UNIT - Townsend Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Meagher. LEGAL - Not Applicable Gipsy Lake near Townsend, MT.
JVM Placers-Upper Montana Bar
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2016
Actual: 09/16/2016
10/2016 Hans Oaks
406-266-3425
hoaks@fs.fed.us
Description: The permittee wants to use common placer sampling, excavation and processing methods to explore for potential placer gold deposits between Greenhorn and Montana Gulches in the Confederate Gulch vicinity of the Big Belt Mountains.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49686
Location: UNIT - Townsend Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Broadwater. LEGAL - Not Applicable The divide between Greenhorn and Montana Gulches in the Confederate Gulch vicinity of the Big Belt Mountains.
Johnny's 1 & 2
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
11/02/2017
Expected: 05/2018 06/2018 Hans Oaks
406-266-3425
hoaks@fs.fed.us
Description: A Plan of Operations was received for common placer sampling, excavation and processing methods to explore for potential placer deposits. Operator would use a mechanized hoe, all excavations would occur in a 20 foot by 30 foot area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52795
Location: UNIT - Townsend Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Broadwater. LEGAL - Not Applicable T 10N R2E Sections 11, 14
Lundborg Cabin Disposal
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Facility management Cancelled N/A N/A Reid Stovall
406-495-3766
reidstovall@fs.fed.us
Description: Through a Quit Claim in 2005, the FS inherited ownership of the Lundborg Cabin and associated structures; outhouse and pumphouse. The original cabin dates back to around 1900, but has been completely encased in modern siding.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46913
Location: UNIT - Townsend Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Broadwater. LEGAL - T7N, R4E, Section 28 Site can be accessed by vehicle right off of highway 12 between Townsend and White Sulpher. It is located a few hundred yards west of the Rillway Cabin.
Magpie Stock Tank
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Grazing management Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2016
Actual: 06/20/2016
06/2016 Anthony Smith
406-266-3425
amsmith@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose is to install a short pipeline ( -200ft) and one stock tank in the Magpie Allotment. This tank will help distribute livestock in the uplands and reduce grazing pressure on bottomlands. The headbox will be excavated and fenced.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48140
Location: UNIT - Townsend Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Broadwater. LEGAL - 12N 1 E Section 35 (46%u02DA45.372, 111%u02DA34.080) Magpie Allotment, Magpie Gulch in the North Belts
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