Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2013 to 06/30/2013
Helena National Forest

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

Helena National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)  

R1 - Northern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
EHK Placer
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/26/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
05/2013 Hans Oaks
406-449-5490
comments-northern-helena-helena@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed activities involve sampling for the presence of placer mineral deposits at 3 identified areas. Sampling would use hand tools only and dry screening of material. Final processing would occur off of Helena National Forest land.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41598
Location: UNIT - Helena National Forest All Units. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Lewis and Clark. LEGAL - T11N, R7W, Section 9. Proposed activities are in the Meyers Hill vicinity (Ophir Creek drainage).
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Helena National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R1 - Northern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
1988 Elkhorns Habitat Improvement Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/08/2013 
Expected:02/2013
 
03/2013 Heather Degeest
406-266-3425
comments-northern-helena-townsend@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Townsend and Helena Ranger Districts are proposing to maintain and enhance natural vegetative conditions that provide essential big game habitats, and to promote diversity in age class and speci
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41153
Location: UNIT - Townsend Ranger District, Helena Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Broadwater, Jefferson, Lewis and Clark. LEGAL - T 08N R 01W Sec(s) 4, 7-9, 16-21; T 08N R 02W Sec(s) 1, 2, 11-13; and T 09N R 02W Sec(s) 25, 35, 36. Northern and eastern Elkhorn Mountains.
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Helena National Forest,   Helena Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R1 - Northern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
3 J's PLacer Sampling
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/12/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
06/2013 Hans Oaks
406-495-3730
hoaks@fs.fed.us 
Description: Operator will use an backhoe excavator to flatten a path into his claim area and explore 5 different locations. Each hole will be approx 2' x 10' removing approx 4 cubic yds/hole, then shaken into a 400 gal tank & redeposited back to hole & rehabbed
Location: UNIT - Helena Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Lewis and Clark. LEGAL - T11N, R1W, Section 35. Cave Gulch in the Big Belt area of the Helena Ranger District, Helena National Forest.
3J's Placer Sampling Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/26/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
05/2013 Hans Oaks
406-449-5201
comments-northern-helena-helena@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proponents would sample for placer gold in the Cave Gulch drainage located in the northwestern Big Belt Range. A total of 5 test excavations would be completed; excavation method would involve use of either a rubber-tired backhoe or handtools.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41685
Location: UNIT - Helena Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Lewis and Clark. LEGAL - East , Section 35, Township 11 North, Range 1 West, MPM . Cave Gulch, northwest side of the Big Belt Mountains.
Albrights Special Use Authorization
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/26/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
05/2013 Mark Hunting
406-449-5201
comments-northern-helena-helena@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project is the issuance of a new special use authorization to replace existing authorization HEL116, which expires at the end of 2013.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41318
Location: UNIT - Helena Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Lewis and Clark. LEGAL - SW NE sec 16, T9N,. Grizzly Gulch Drive south of Helena.
Beaver Soup Wildlife Enhancement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/31/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
05/2013 Sharon Scott
406-495-3943
sascott@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project is designed to improve wildlife habitat including forage, bitterbrush habitat, grasslands and savannahs through prescribed burning and hand treatments.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39586
Location: UNIT - Helena Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Lewis and Clark. LEGAL - T11N R01W Sec 05; T11N R02W Sec(s) 3,4; T12N R01W Sec(s) 1,7,8,12,18,19,30-32; T12N R02W Sec(s) 12-15,23-24,26,27,34; T12N R01E Sec(s) 5-7; T13N R01E Sec(s) 31,32. The Beaver Soup Project is located about 20 miles northeast of Helena, MT including the Beaver, Soup, Upper Trout Creeks & the Missouri River/Hauser Lake drainges on the Helena Ranger Dist. Helena NF.
Colby #1 and #2
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:06/2013  06/2013 Hans Oaks
406-449-5490
comments-northern-helena-helena@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed activities would use a mini-excavator to dig 6 test holes to sample for placer mineral deposits. Minerals would be classified with a trommel-settling pond system using water from Washington Creek.
Location: UNIT - Helena Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Powell. LEGAL - T12N, R8W, Section 8. Proposed activities would take place in the Washington Creek area north of Avon, MT.
Communications Site Lease Reissuance for Century Leasing
CE
- Special use management
- Facility management 
Completed  Actual: 11/25/2012  12/2012 Mark Hunting
406-495-3831
mhunting@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issuance of lease for communications site, which dates back to 1982.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40086
Location: UNIT - Helena Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Lewis and Clark. LEGAL - Section 3, T12N, R1W. The communications site is located on the top of Hogback Mountain.
DNRC Ogilvie Road Use Permit
CE
- Special use management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 12/12/2012  04/2013 Mark Hunting
406-495-3912
mhunting@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project would issue a 2 year special use permit to the State of Montana DNRC. Montana DNRC would construct ~1700 feet of new road on FS land as well as use existing closed FS roads to access state land parcels for a proposed state timber sale.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38502
Location: UNIT - Helena Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Lewis and Clark. LEGAL - T12N, R7W, Sec 11, 12, 13. Cellar and Ogilvie Gulches, Helena National Forest.
Divide Travel Plan
EIS
- Road management  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 09/08/2011
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 04/2013 
Expected:09/2014
 
03/2015 Jaime Tompkins
406-449-5201
comments-northern-helena@fs.fed.us 
Description: Travel management analysis covering summer and winter motorized use and Forest Plan amendment for elk hiding coverage.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=24091
Location: UNIT - Helena Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Lewis and Clark, Powell. Ten Mile drainage, Little Blackfoot drainage, and area towards Meyers Hill.
Holiday Private Access
EA
- Recreation management
- Special use management
- Road management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
PPSR Private Access
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management
- Road management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Matthew McGiffin
406-495-3937
mmcgiffin@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.
Peanut and P.F. Placer Sampling
CE
- Minerals and Geology  On Hold  N/A  N/A Hans Oaks
406-495-3730
hoaks@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project proposes to dig six 4'L X 20'W X 6' mineral test pits using a rubber tires back-hoe. Sample material will be tested using a wash plant and then will be returned to the test pits and have top soil placed back on top.
Location: UNIT - Helena Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - T7N, R2W, Section 7, 18. The upper end of Wilson Creek in the Tizer Basin of the Elkhorn Mountains.
Red Mountain Flume Chessman Reservoir Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/15/2013
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2013 
Expected:09/2013
 
09/2013 Heather Degeest
406-449-5490
hdegeest@fs.fed.us 
Description: Removal of hazards and fuels from around the Red Mountain Flume and Chessman Reservoir to reduce the likelihood of damage to the municipal watershed infrastructure.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41571
Location: UNIT - Helena Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Lewis and Clark. LEGAL - T.8N. R.5W. Sec. 1-4, 9, 11 & 12. Project is located in the Upper Tenmile Municipal Watershed for the city of Helena. It's about 11 air miles southwest from the city of Helena.
Rimini Substation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2013 
Expected:05/2013  06/2013 Jamey Lowdermilk
406-449-5490
comments-northern-helena-helena@fs.fed.us 
Description: Baxendale Fire Dept.is proposing to pour a concrete slab and construct a 3 bay fire station to store firefighting equipment and to utilize existing underground tanks for the filling of fire engines during supreession activities.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41317
Location: UNIT - Helena Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Lewis and Clark. LEGAL - NENE sec.32 T9N R5W. The area proposed for the Baxendale improvements was formerly the waste water treatment facility for the community of Rimini, which was abandoned following its construction.
Second Creek Placer Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/26/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
05/2013 Hans Oaks
406-449-5201
comments-northern-helena-helena@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to sample for placer gold along Upper Prickly Pear Creek in the northern Elkhorn Mountains Range. Proponents would like to excavate 5 exploratory test holes using a rubber-tired backhoe and small scale wash plant system.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37298
Location: UNIT - Helena Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - SE section 14, Township 7 North, Range 3 West, MPM. Prickly Pear Creek, adjacent to FS Rd 164, east of Woods Park.
Skelton Private Access
EA
- Recreation management
- Special use management
- Road management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Matthew McGiffin
406-495-3937
mmcgiffin@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.
Telegraph Vegetation Project
EIS
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 07/20/2012
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/2013 
Expected:02/2014
 
07/2014 Sharon Scott
406-495-3943
sascott@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project is designed to be responsive to mountain pine beetle outbreak by recovering economic value of dead and dying wood, reducing hazardous fuels, promoting desireable regeneration, and maintaining diverse wildlife habitats.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=30353
Location: UNIT - Helena Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Powell. 15 miles southwest of Helena and 5 miles south of Elliston, MT in the Little Blackfoot andTelegraph drainages.
Travis Creek Power Line Relocation Project
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 02/22/2013  04/2013 Mark Hunting
406-449-5490
comments-northern-helena-helena@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replacement of the 7.3kv overhead power line to a 7.2kv underground power line.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40481
Location: UNIT - Helena Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - T9N, R4W, Sections 33 and 34. Travis Creek and Heller Evanson Roads.
Warm Springs Habitat Enhancement Project
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/12/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2013 
Expected:01/2013
 
05/2013 Jan Fauntleroy
406-449-5201
jfauntleroy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Treat appx. 4500 acres to develop and/or maintain mature habitat structures where possible, address mountain pine beetle infestation and fuel hazard, and manage the landscape and fuel loadings so that stand replacement fire is less likely.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=30351
Location: UNIT - Helena Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Jefferson. 10 miles south of Helena in the Warm Springs drainage.
Willow Creek Trail Reconstruction
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/30/2013 
Expected:02/2013
 
06/2013 Roy Barkley
406-449-5201
comments-northern-helena-helena@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approximately 5 miles of trail reconstruction, 2.5 miles relocated and 2.5 miles new construction.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41187
Location: UNIT - Helena Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Lewis and Clark. LEGAL - T13N R2W Section 1, 2, 3, 11, 13, 14, 24. North side of the Gates of the Mountains Wilderness: Willow Creek is near the border of the Wilderness Area and the State of Montana Bear Tooth Game Range.
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Helena National Forest,   Lincoln Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R1 - Northern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Alice Creek Wildlife Enhancement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/27/2011 
Expected:06/2013
 
09/2013 Pat Shanley
406-362-7006
pshanley@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project improves big game winter range by reducing conifer encroachment within native grasslands. In addition to creating and maintaining natural openings and improving stand structure, burning will improve forage quality and quantity.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34765
Location: UNIT - Lincoln Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Lewis and Clark. LEGAL - T16N, R7W, sections 10,11,14 and 15. The headwaters of Alice Creek just west and north of Lewis and Clark Pass.
Baldy Mountain Sampling
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/21/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
06/2013 Beth Ihle
406-266-3425 office: or 495-3863 voicemail
bihle@fs.fed.us 
Description: An operator will be removing sample materials from the side of FS Rd. #1826. Operator will remove ~77 cu. yards of sample materials to private land for testing, and then will return materials back to test pit.
Location: UNIT - Lincoln Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Lewis and Clark. LEGAL - T13N; R8W, Section 4. Baldy Mountain road in Lincoln, MT (FS Rd. #1826).
Blackfoot - North Divide Winter Travel Planning
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/09/2006 
Expected:05/2013
 
01/2014 Mandy Alvino
406.362.4265
MAlvino@fs.fed.us 
Description: Create a plan that will provide for a variety of motorized and non-motorized winter recreation opportunities.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=15664
Location: UNIT - Lincoln Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Lewis and Clark, Powell. Lincoln Ranger District (except Scapegoat Wilderness) & appx. 30,000 acres nw of Helena RD.
Blackfoot Travel Plan (non-winter)
EIS
- Land management planning
- Recreation management
- Road management 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 10/29/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2013 
Expected:12/2013
 
03/2014 Jaime Tompkins
406-362-7000
comments-northern-helena-lincoln@fs.fed.us 
Description: Travel Management analysis for non-winter motorized use
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=30899
Location: UNIT - Lincoln Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Lewis and Clark, Powell. Lincoln Ranger District of the Helena National Forest, excluding the Scapegoat Wilderness.
Cougar #1, 2 Lode Sampling
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Hans Oaks
406-495-3730
hoaks@fs.fed.us 
Description: The operator will be removing sample materials from inside two collapsed portals to be dug out using a Bobcat & hand tools and closed using a wooden structure that can be locked. Some road work on the existing mine roads may be done for access.
Location: UNIT - Lincoln Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Lewis and Clark. LEGAL - T13N, R7W, Section 15. Stemple Pass area of the Lincoln Ranger District on the Helena National Forest.
Dalton Mountain Forest Restoration and Fuels Reduction Project
EIS
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 11/16/2011
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/2013 
Expected:09/2014
 
04/2015 Jan Fauntleroy
406-449-5201
jfauntleroy@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will address stand health and related fuel hazards in an area with expanding insect infestations (mountain pine beetle).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37404
Location: UNIT - Lincoln Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Lewis and Clark. Five miles southeast of Lincoln, MT.
George Kamps Private Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Stephen Wyatt
406-266-3425
shwyatt@fs.fed.us 
Description: George Kamps requests a Private Road Special Use Permit for motorized access to his private land in the Arrastra Creek area. He proposes to use approximately 5.7 miles of an existing, unnumbered road that is closed to motorized public use year-round
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40532
Location: UNIT - Lincoln Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Powell. LEGAL - Road begins in Section 9, T14N, R10W and goes through Sections 3, 4, 10, and 11. The unnumbered road is referred to as road U-073 in the Blackfoot Travel Plan analysis being completed on the Lincoln Ranger District.
Helmville Face Wildlife Enhancement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/08/2012 
Expected:03/2013
 
04/2013 Jan Fauntleroy
406-449-5201
jfauntleroy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Using prescribed fire, this project restores the role of fire and the resultant processes. In addtion to, creating and maintaining natural openings and improving stand structure, burning will improve forage quality and quantity for ungulates.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34763
Location: UNIT - Lincoln Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Lewis and Clark. LEGAL - T13N, R10W, section 16. In the Wasson Creek and Wilson Creek areas.
Stonewall Project
EIS
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 01/13/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
09/2013 Jan Fauntleroy
406-449-5201
jfauntleroy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Be responsive to mountain pine beetle outbreaks, maintain and improve viable mature habitat structure to support big game and other wildlife, promote resiliency with a mosaic of species, reduce fire hazard and potential, and provide timber products.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=30355
Location: UNIT - Lincoln Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Lewis and Clark. 6 miles northwest of Lincoln in the Lincoln Gulch drainage.
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Helena National Forest,   Townsend Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R1 - Northern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Crow Creek and Sitton Mill Water Developments
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/05/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
05/2013 Tracy Schilling
406-266-3425
comments-northern-helena-townsend@fs.fed.us 
Description: These projects are designed to improve riparian conditions along the South Fork of Crow Creek and the upper end of Slim Sam by providing off site water developments.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41365
Location: UNIT - Townsend Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Broadwater. LEGAL - T6N R1W NW of section 16 and T6N R1W NE of section 29. South Fork of Crow Creek and Slim Sam Creek in the Elkhorn Mountains.
Deep Creek Riparian Improvement Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/05/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
04/2013 Tracy Schilling
406-266-3425
comments-northern-helena-townsend@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project activities would include water developments (in stream and spring), riparian fencing, and extensions of pasture fencing.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39588
Location: UNIT - Townsend Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Broadwater, Meagher. LEGAL - T6N, T7N, R5E. South Belts Mountain Range including Cedar Bar, Carl Creek, Faulkner Creek, and Hay Creek drainages.
Elkhorns Travel Plan Implementation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/05/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
07/2013 Heather Degeest
406-266-3425
comments-northern-helena-townsend@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Townsend Ranger District will be taking measures to continue to implement the Elkhorn Mountains Travel Management Plan on the ground in FY13 and FY14.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41141
Location: UNIT - Townsend Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Broadwater. Townsend Ranger District, Elkhorn Mountains, Helena National Forest.
Links #1, #2, and #3
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:06/2013  07/2013 Kyle McGuire
406-266-3425
comments-northern-helena-townsend@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed activities would use a suction dredge to process placer gravels in the stream channels of Confederate and Cement Gulches as water levels allow. If water levels drop, claimant would use a sluice box to remove concentrates.
Location: UNIT - Townsend Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Broadwater. LEGAL - T10N, R3E, NE 1/4, Section 20. Proposed activities would occur approximately nine miles up Confederate Gulch (NE from FS road #287) at the mouth of Cement Gulch and in an unnamed gulch immediately to the east.
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