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 in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)
- R4 - Intermountain Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
- Fishlake National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Fishlake National Forest, Beaver Ranger District
- Fishlake National Forest, Fillmore Ranger District
- Fishlake National Forest, Fremont River Ranger District
- Fishlake National Forest, Richfield Ranger District


Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Amendments to Land Management Plans Regarding Sage-grouse Conservation
EIS

   *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Land management planning
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
11/21/2017
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
06/2018
Expected: 01/2019 02/2019 John Shivik
801-625-5667
johnashivik@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service is considering amending its land management plans to address new and evolving issues arising since implementing sage-grouse plans in 2015. This project is in cooperation with the USDI Bureau of Land Management.
Web Link: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r4/home/?cid=stelprd3843381
Location: UNIT - Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest All Units, Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest All Units, Ashley National Forest All Units, Boise National Forest All Units, Bridger-Teton National Forest All Units, Dixie National Forest All Units, Fishlake National Forest All Units, Manti-La Sal National Forest All Units, Salmon-Challis National Forest All Units, Sawtooth National Forest All Units, Caribou-Targhee National Forest All Units, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest All Units, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache All Units. STATE - Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming. COUNTY - Adams, Blaine, Bonneville, Camas, Caribou, Cassia, Elmore, Fremont, Madison, Beaverhead, Deer Lodge, Churchill, Clark, Elko, Eureka, Humboldt, Lincoln, Nye, Pershing, Washoe, White Pine, Beaver, Box Elder, Cache, Carbon, Daggett, Davis, Duchesne, Emery, Garfield, Grand, Iron, Juab, Kane, Millard, Morgan, Piute, Rich, Salt Lake, San Juan, Sanpete, Sevier, Summit, Tooele, Uintah, Utah, Wasatch, Washington, Wayne, Weber, Albany, Campbell, Carbon, Converse, Crook, Laramie, Lincoln, Natrona, Niobrara, Platte, Sublette, Teton, Weston, Jackson, Moffat, Routt. LEGAL - Not Applicable Sagebrush lands in National Forests of Nevada, Utah, southern Idaho, southwest Montana, southwest & south-central Wyoming and northern Colorado.
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
- 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.
Fishlake 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
Fishlake National Forest & Boulder Mountain Pinyon-Juniper Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2019
Expected: 09/2019 11/2019 Kendall Nelson
(435) 836-2811
kfnelson@fs.fed.us
Description: Pinyon-juniper removal on the Fishlake National Forest to improve and maintain sage-steppe, grassland, oak, and open woodland cover. Treatments include hand-cutting, mechanical and prescribed burning to address encroachment.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52471
Location: UNIT - Fishlake National Forest All Units. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Beaver, Garfield, Juab, Millard, Piute, Sanpete, Sevier, Wayne. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project location occurs on the Beaver, Fillmore, Fremont River, and Richfield Ranger Districts of the Fishlake National Forest and the Boulder Mountain portion of the Dixie National Forest.
Fishlake National Forest, Beaver Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Jim and Iver #1 and 2 Mining Claims Plan of Operations
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology Analysis Completed Expected: 06/2015
Actual: 06/10/2015
08/2015 Rob Hamilton
435-896-1022
rhamilton@fs.fed.us
Description: In accordance with mining law the Fishlake National Forest is preparing an EA to evaluate the potential effects of mining the Jim and Iver claims as described in the plan of ops. This include reopening a collapsed adit and taking geologic samples.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42108
Location: UNIT - Beaver Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Piute. LEGAL - T27S R 5W Sec 25 Upper Beaver Creek, Piute County
North Fork North Creek Mineral Material Pit Management Plan
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
05/10/2017
Expected: 08/2017 09/2017 Rob Hamilton
435-896-1022
rhamilton@fs.fed.us
Description: The Beaver District Ranger is proposing to implement a pit management plan for the North Fork of North Creek Mineral Material Pit, which will define future development, production, and reclamation in order to respond to requests for permits.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51818
Location: UNIT - Beaver Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Beaver. LEGAL - Not Applicable The existing Pit is approximately three miles due west of Mount Baldy along the North Fork of North Creek. It is in the SW 1/4 of Section 1 T28S R5W SLBM
South Beaver Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period
10/05/2017
Expected: 05/2018 06/2018 Andrew Orlemann
435-896-1035
aorlemann@fs.fed.us
Description: The Beaver Ranger District of the Fishlake National Forest is preparing an environmental assessment to analyze the potential effects of thinning and burning within the 42,900 acre South Beaver project area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52632
Location: UNIT - Beaver Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Beaver. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project is located in the south east corner of the Beaver Ranger District. It is boarded to the north by SR-153 and to the south and west by BLM intermixed with private parcels and state sections.
Fishlake National Forest, Fillmore Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Fool Creek Wildlife Water Improvement Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2018
Expected: 06/2018 08/2018 Brian Monroe
435-743-5721
bmonroe@fs.fed.us
Description: The Fillmore District Ranger is proposing to construct two wildlife guzzler aprons with storage ponds and pipelines to increase water availability and distribution across the north end of the Canyon Range for wildlife.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53871
Location: UNIT - Fillmore Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Millard. LEGAL - Not Applicable Wood Canyon, Pass Canyon and along the west foothills of the Canyon Range. Legal description includes portions of sec. 8, 7, and 19 of T15S R3W and portions of sec. 12, 13, 24, 25, and 36 of T15S R4W.
Fishlake National Forest, Fremont River Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bowery Haven Marina Improvements, Twin Creek Boardwalk, and Angling Pier Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Facility management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/15/2018
Est. Comment Period
10/2018
Expected: 03/2019 05/2019 Cody Clark
435-896-1023
cclark@fs.fed.us
Description: The Fishlake National Forest is proposing to improve the Bowery Haven marina, construct a new pier to provide shoreline angling opportunities, and construct a boardwalk to mitigate wetland impacts while providing safe wildlife viewing at Twin Creeks.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53380
Location: UNIT - Fremont River Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sevier. LEGAL - Not Applicable The proposed project is located along Utah State Route 25 (SR-25) at Fish Lake in south-central Sevier County, Utah. It is located in portions of Section 8, 9, 17, and 18 of Township 26S, Range 2E.
Fishlake Basin Undergound Powerline
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Cody Clark
435-836-1023
cclark@fs.fed.us
Description: Amend Garkane Power Special Use permit to remove 2,470 feet of overhead powerline and replace with 380 feet of buried line
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42551
Location: UNIT - Fremont River Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sevier. LEGAL - Not Applicable NW 1/4,Section 19, T26S, R2E
Lakeside and Fish Lake Lodge Marinas Improvement Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Facility management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/15/2018
Est. Comment Period
07/2018
Expected: 10/2018 10/2018 Cody Clark
435-896-1023
cclark@fs.fed.us
Description: The Fishlake National Forest is proposing improvements to the Lakeside and Fish Lake Lodge Marinas.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53381
Location: UNIT - Fremont River Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sevier. LEGAL - Not Applicable The proposed project is located along Utah State Route 25 (SR-25) at Fish Lake in south-central Sevier County, Utah. It is located in portions of Section 17, 18, 19, and 24 of Township 26S, Range 2E.
Fishlake National Forest, Richfield Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Koosharem, Rock Springs, Dry Lake and Hunts Lake Allotments Livestock Grazing Authorization
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period
12/30/2015
Expected: 12/2019 05/2020 Jason Kling
435-896-1080
jkling@fs.fed.us
Description: The U.S. Forest Service, Fishlake National Forest, Richfield Ranger District, is proposing to reauthorize livestock grazing on the Koosharem, Rock Springs, Dry Lake, and Hunts Lake Allotments.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48505
Location: UNIT - Richfield Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Piute, Sevier. LEGAL - Not Applicable These allotments are located in Sevier and Piute Counties covering multiple sections in Ranges 1, 2, 2 ½, and 3 West and Townships 26, 27, and 28 South.
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