Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2010 to 12/31/2010
Lolo 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) :
Projects Occurring Nationwide
R1 - Northern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
R1 - Northern Region, Lolo National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R1 - Northern Region, Lolo National Forest,  Missoula Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R1 - Northern Region, Lolo National Forest,  Ninemile Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R1 - Northern Region, Lolo National Forest,  Plains/Thompson Falls Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R1 - Northern Region, Lolo National Forest,  Seeley Lake Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R1 - Northern Region, Lolo National Forest,  Superior Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

Projects Occurring Nationwide  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 12/18/2009
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2010 
Expected:11/2011
 
12/2011 Larry Hayden
202-205-1559
lhayden@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Department of Agriculture proposes to promulgate a new planning rule, which will set out the process for development, revision, and amendment of National Forest System land management plans.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/planningrule
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Agency-wide Rule.
Nationwide Aerial Application of Fire Retardant on National Forest System Lands.
EIS

           *NEW LISTING*
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/27/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 Glen Stein
208-869-5405
gstein@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service will prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement for the continued nationwide aerial application of fire retardant on National Forest System lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/retardant/index.html
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
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R1 - Northern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Forest Plan Revision, Lolo, Bitterroot and Flathead National Forests
EIS
- Land management planning  On Hold  N/A  N/A Beverly Yelczyn
406-363-7151
byelczyn@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest Plan Revision
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r1/wmpz/
Location: UNIT - Bitterroot National Forest All Units, Flathead National Forest All Units, Lolo National Forest All Units. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Flathead, Granite, Lake, Mineral, Missoula, Ravalli, Sanders. Western Montana.
Motorized Access Management within the Selkirk and Cabinet-Yaak Grizzly Bear Recovery Zones
EIS
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/12/2009
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
01/2011 Karl Dekome
208-765-7479
kdekome@fs.fed.us 
Description: Preparation of a Supplemental EIS to amend land and resource management plans for the Idaho Panhandle, Kootenai, and Lolo National Forests to address motorized access management within the Selkirk and Cabinet-Yaak Grizzly Bear Recovery Zones.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=24882
Location: UNIT - Idaho Panhandle National Forest All Units, Kootenai National Forest All Units, Lolo National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho, Montana, Washington. COUNTY - Bonner, Boundary, Lincoln, Sanders, Pend Oreille. LEGAL - Northwestern Montana, northern Idaho, and northeastern Washington. Selkirk and Cabinet-Yaak Grizzly Bear Recovery Zones.
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Lolo National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R1 - Northern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
PBR2000
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/26/2007 
Expected:01/2011
 
07/2012 Barbara Beckes
406-329-3809
bbeckes@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Lolo Post Burn EIS decision was not upheld in court. This project would issue a new decision to complete restoration activities originally analyzed in the EIS.Timber harvest is not proposed, only road stabilization, storage, and decommissioning
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=22553
Location: UNIT - Plains/Thompson Falls Ranger District, Superior Ranger District, Ninemile Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Mineral, Missoula, Sanders. LEGAL - Primary the Ninemile and Trout Creek Drainages. Ninemile, Superior, and Plains Ranger Districts on the Lolo National Forest.
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Lolo National Forest,   Missoula Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R1 - Northern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
MEC Powerline
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/24/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
11/2010 Boyd Hartwig
406-329-1024
bchartwig@fs.fed.us 
Description: Application by Missoula Electric Cooperative to bury 2.25 miles of existing overhead power lines and replace one utility pole on National Forest System Lands near U.S. Highway 12 in the Lolo Creek Drainage.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/lolo/projects
Location: UNIT - Missoula Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Missoula. LEGAL - Section 29, T12N, R22W, and Sections 24, 25, 26, and 34, T12N, R23W. 15 miles west of Lolo, Montana on North side of U.S. Highway 12, between Clark Creek and a location 2 miles east of MDT maintenance facility near Martin Creek.
Marshall Woods Restoration Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/24/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
06/2012 Tami Paulsen
406-329-3731
tpaulsen@fs.fed.us 
Description: The intent of this project is to restore functioning ecosystems by enhancing natural ecological processes. This area includes excellent opportunities for restoring vegetation and habitat while decreasing the potential for high intensity wildfire.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31552
Location: UNIT - Missoula Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Missoula. LEGAL - T13N, R18W, Sec. 4-8, 18,19; T13N, R19W, Sec.1, 2, 11-14, 22-24; T14N, R18W, Sec. 18-20, 2-34; T14N, R19W, Sec. 13, 23-26, 35, 36 PM MT. The 13,000 acre analysis area is approx. 5 mi. NW of Missoula in Missoula Co. and includes Rattlesnake Crk., Woods Gulch, Marshall Crk., and the S portion of the Rattlesnake National Recreation Area.
Montana Snowbowl Ski Area Expansion
EIS
- Special use management  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 01/13/2006
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2010 
Expected:06/2011
 
09/2011 Tami Paulsen
406-329-3731
tpaulsen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Third-party contractor EIS to analyze the proposed ski area expansion for Montana Snowbowl.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=14392
Location: UNIT - Missoula Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Missoula. LEGAL - sections 27, 28,32, 33,T15N, R19W; and sections 4 and 5 T14N, R19W, PMM. Nine miles north of Missioula, MT. The area directly west of the existing Montana Snowbowl ski area.
Sapphire Crest Trail
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/16/2010 
Expected:08/2011
 
09/2012 Andy Kulla
406-329-3962
akulla@fs.fed.us 
Description: Trail construction and reconstruction to connect existing trail segments, creating a 100-mile long non-motorized trail across the Lolo, Bitterroot, and Beaverhead National Forests on the Sapphire Divide.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32247
Location: UNIT - Missoula Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Missoula. LEGAL - T12N, R19W, Sections 12,13; T12N, R18W, Sections 18, 19, 20,21,27,28 and 24; T11N, R18W, Sections 3,10,15,22,27,26 and 36 and T10N, R18 W, Section 2. Sapphire Divide.
Spring - Howard TSI/Fuels Reduction
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Allan Fix
406-329-1044
afix@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project will consist of understory removal in stands with a 14+ inch dbh Ponderosa pine component and precommercial thinning PP and DF regeneration stands.
Location: UNIT - Missoula Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Missoula. LEGAL - PMM, MT. T11N, R23W, Sec 6, T12N, R22W, Sec 6 and 18, T12N, R23W, Sec 2,8,10,12,14,16,18,20,22,24,25,26,28,30 and32, T12N,R24W, Sec 13,24and 26. Project will be within the Lolo, Howard and Graves Creek drainages.
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Lolo National Forest,   Ninemile Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R1 - Northern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Rennic Stark Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/08/2010 
Expected:03/2011
 
09/2011 Tami Paulsen
406-329-3731
tpaulsen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Integrated landscape management treatments designed to: improve forest health, reduce hazardous fuels near communities, improve fish and wildlife connectivity, maintain water quality, and provide and maintain forest industry infrastructure.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31616
Location: UNIT - Ninemile Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Mineral, Missoula. LEGAL - T14N,R22W,sec5-7;T14N,R23W,sec 1-3,6:T14N,R24W,sec1,2; T15N,R22W,sec7,16,17,19-21,28-32;T15N,R23W,sec1-36;T15N,R24W,sec 1,2,10-13,24;T16N,R23W,sec 20,21,27-35;T16N,R24W sec25,26,34-36PM MT. The 36,000 acre analysis area is west of the Ninemile Ranger Station. It straddles the Ninemile Divide from the Clark Fork River on the southern boundary to Fire Creek on the north.
Rim Rock 1
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 07/13/2010  07/2010 Victoria Burkhardt
406-626-5402
vburkhardt@fs.fed.us 
Description: Mining of placer terrace deposits using hand tools. Process excavated material using a trommel. Process water from trommel discharged to a settling pond; solid wastes used to backfill excavations and depressions on site.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32189
Location: UNIT - Ninemile Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Mineral. Section 2, T14N, R26W.
Upper Ninemile Placer Mine Reclamation
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Minerals and Geology 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/28/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
06/2012 Aubree Benson
406-329-3950
aubreebenson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reclamation of abandoned placer mines with restoration of stream channels and fish habitat along Upper Ninemile, Sawpit, Martina, and Twin Creeks.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32296
Location: UNIT - Ninemile Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Missoula. LEGAL - Sections 21, 22, 25-27, and 36, T17N, R24W. Various stream segments within the Ninemile Creek Drainage, Ninemile Ranger District, Lolo National Forest.
White Mountain outfitters camp construction
CE
- Recreation management   On Hold  N/A  N/A Ryan Domsalla
406-626-5404
rdomsalla@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace current "end of road" camp at Cache Cr Trailhead at new location 0.5 mile away in visually screened site off main access road. Work involves 300 feet road construction on old skid trail, clearing 30x30 ft trailer pad, and temporary corral.
Location: UNIT - Ninemile Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Mineral. LEGAL - NW1/4 Section 8, T12N, R24W, PMM. Gentle bench off Montana Cr Road #4218 approx 1/2 mile before jct with #17442, west of Missoula, MT.
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Lolo National Forest,   Plains/Thompson Falls Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R1 - Northern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Antimony
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/06/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
09/2011 John Hamilton
406-826-4345
jehamilton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project proposes fuels reduction, forest vegetation management, and wildlife and watershed improvements on about 1000 acres.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32479
Location: UNIT - Plains/Thompson Falls Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Sanders. LEGAL - T21N, R32W, Sections 16-21, 28-30,. 13 miles west of Thompson Falls, MT within the Cox Gulch, Antimony Creek and Demont Creek drainages of the Prospect Creek watershed.
City of Thompson Falls Water Facilities Special Use Authorization Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/28/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
01/2011 Ronald Schlader
406-822-3915
rschlader@fs.fed.us 
Description: 10 year renewal for Special Use permit for the public water system of Thompson Falls located on the Lolo National Forest. Improvements are existing and there will be no ground disturbance for this renewal.
Location: UNIT - Plains/Thompson Falls Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Sanders. LEGAL - Water is transported thru buried transmission pipe from point of collection to reservoir through Sections 2 & 3, T21N, R29W, P.M.M. Collection points are located underground in the SW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Section 35, T22N, R29W, P.M.M.
Clear Creek
EA
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/06/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
07/2012 Patricia Partyka
406-826-4314
ppartyka@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project proposes forest vegetation management, wildlife habitat and watershed improvements, and recreation enhancements within the Clear Creek drainage located about three miles west of Thompson Falls, MT.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32480
Location: UNIT - Plains/Thompson Falls Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Sanders. LEGAL - T21N, R30-32W; T22N, R30-32W. Clear Creek drainage within the Prospect watershed about 3 miles west of Thompson Falls, Montana.
Federal Aviation Administration, Special Use Authorization Renewal - Patrick's Knob Comm. Site
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/28/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
01/2011 Ronald Schlader
406-822-3915
rschlader@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special Authorization lease renewal at Patrick's Knob Communication Site located on Lolo National Forest land. Improvements are existing and there will not be any ground disturbing activities associated with this renewal.
Location: UNIT - Plains/Thompson Falls Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Sanders. SW 1/4 of Section 25, T19N, R26W, P.M.M.
Haynes Special Use Authorization Renewal-Water Transmission Line
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/28/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
01/2011 Ronald Schlader
406-822-3915
rschlader@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special use renewal for an existing water transmission line, collection tank and impoundment located on Lolo National Forest land. Improvements are existing and there will not be any ground disturbance associated with this renewal.
Location: UNIT - Plains/Thompson Falls Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Sanders. NW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 Section , T21N, R28W and the E 1/2 of the NE 1/4 of Section 36, T21N, R29W, P.M.M.
Plains Ranger District Trailhead Improvements
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/07/2009 
Expected:12/2010
 
07/2011 David Wrobleski
406-826-4321
dwrobleski@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improve trailheads by increasing turnaround and parking space, and adding gravel surfacing to increase usability of trails to the public. Proposed improvements will make trailheads usable for trailers and 1-3 more vehicles.
Location: UNIT - Plains/Thompson Falls Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Sanders. LEGAL - Snowstorm T24N, R26W, Sec 4, Table Top T21N, R30 W, Sec 32, Daisy Crk. T21N, R31W, Sec 25, Evans Gulch T21N, R31W, Sec 30, 24 Mile Crk. T21N, R32W, Sec 13. Trailheads located in the Prospect, Snow Storm and N. end of Thompson River areas.
Plains/Thompson Falls Ranger District Noncommercial Thinning and Pruning Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed  Actual: 08/10/2010  06/2011 Valerie Walker
406-826-4343
vwalker@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project would noncommercially thin and prune sapling-sized trees (generally less than 25 feet tall and less than 6 inches in diameter) on approximately 8100 acres in about 277 stands located across the entire Ranger District.
Location: UNIT - Plains/Thompson Falls Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Sanders. Plains/Thompson Falls Ranger District.
Sabella Special Use Authorization Renewal-Water Transmission Line
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/28/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
01/2011 Ronald Schlader
406-822-3915
rschlader@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special use permit renewal for an existing buried water transmission line, and a collection tank located on Lolo National Forest land. Improvements are existing and there will be no ground disturbance or changes associated with this renewal.
Location: UNIT - Plains/Thompson Falls Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Sanders. NW 1/4 of Sec. 30, T21N, R28W, P.M.M.
Thompson Falls TV District Special Use Authorization Renewal - Clark Mountain #2 Communication Site
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/28/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
01/2011 Ronald Schlader
406-822-3915
rschlader@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of a special use authorization for the Clark Mountain TV Communication Site #2 located on Lolo National Forest land. Improvements are existing and there will not be any ground disturbance associated with this renewal.
Location: UNIT - Plains/Thompson Falls Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Sanders. LEGAL - Clark Mountain Communication Site #2. NW 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of Section 33, T21N, R29W, P.M.M.
Turning D Ranch Outfitter/Guide Permit
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/06/2010 
Expected:08/2011
 
10/2011 David Wrobleski
406-826-4321
dwrobleski@fs.fed.us 
Description: Outfitter/Guide permit application to use the Plains/Thompson Falls Ranger District for a hiking, backpacking, and service activities.
Location: UNIT - Plains/Thompson Falls Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Sanders. Plains/Thompson Falls Ranger District.
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Lolo National Forest,   Seeley Lake Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R1 - Northern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Big Nelson and Monture Campgrounds Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Facility management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/23/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
01/2011 Tami Paulsen
406-329-3731
tpaulsen@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposal is to improve public safety by removing all lodgepole pine >6" dbh within 100' of roads and other improvements. Approx 125 trees in the Big Nelson and 100 in the Monture site will be removed due to bark beetle infestation in the area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33463
Location: UNIT - Seeley Lake Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Powell. LEGAL - Sections 7, 20, and 29 T15N, R10W. Principal Meridian. Big Nelson and Monture Campgrounds.
Colt Summit Restoration/Fuels Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/06/2010 
Expected:03/2011
 
09/2011 Sandrah Mack
406-375-2638
spmack@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restoration of forest conditions, fuel reduction and grizzly bear, bull trout, aquatic and riparian habitat on Colt Creek by rerouting Road 646.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/lolo/projects
Location: UNIT - Seeley Lake Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Missoula. LEGAL - T18N, R16W, Sect. 2,3,10,11; T19N, R16W, Sect. 23.25-28,33,34, and 36. 10 miles north of Seeley Lake, straddling Highway 83.
Horseshoe West Fuels Reduction and Restoration
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/16/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
03/2012 Julie Knutson
559-920-6646
jcknutson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Hazardous fuels reduction, vegetation restoration, and wildlife habitat improvement on approximately 3,400 acres near the community of Seeley Lake, Montana.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/lolo/projects
Location: UNIT - Seeley Lake Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Missoula. LEGAL - Sections 8, 9, 17-21, and 30, T16N, R14W and Sections 13, 24, and 25, T16N, R15W. Approximately 3 miles southeast of Seeley Lake, Montana near the Double Arrow and Big Sky Lake subdivisions.
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Lolo National Forest,   Superior Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R1 - Northern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Amy V Mining Claim Exploration
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 09/09/2010  10/2010 Judy Reese
406-329-3775
jlreese@fs.fed.us 
Description: Plan of Operation application to dig approximately 20-30 mineral exploration test pits (2x2 foot hole, 4-5 feet deep) in the upper St. Regis basin near Interstate 90. After sample collection, holes will be backfilled and area will be grass-seeded
Location: UNIT - Superior Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Mineral. LEGAL - Section 4, T19N, R32W, P.M.M. Upper St. Regis Basin near Interstate 90.
Betts Special Use Authorization Renewal-Private Road Access
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/28/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
01/2011 Ronald Schlader
406-822-3915
rschlader@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special Use permit renewal for year-around access on Road #37337 to private residence.
Location: UNIT - Superior Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Mineral. LEGAL - T17N; R27W; Section 7; SE1/4 of the SE 1/4 of the SW 1/4; P. M. MT. Approximately 0.75 miles up Keystone Road #389.
Bibler Special Use Authorization Renewal- Water Transmission Line
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/28/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
01/2011 Ronald Schlader
406-822-3915
rschlader@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special Use Permit renewal for an existing domestic and seasonal irrigation water system located on Lolo National Forest land. Improvements are existing and there will not be ground disturbance associated with this renewal.
Location: UNIT - Superior Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Mineral. LEGAL - South of St. Regis one mile on the South Side Road. T18N, R28W, Section 25, NW 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of the SE 1/4. P.M.M.
Cedar-Thom
EIS
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/07/2009
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 07/2010 
Expected:03/2011
 
06/2012 Patricia Partyka
406-826-4314
ppartyka@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Cedar-Thom project proposes forest restoration activities, fuels reduction, and recreation enhancements within the Cedar and Thompson Creek drainages, located southwest of Superior, Montana.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r1/lolo/projects/
Location: UNIT - Superior Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Mineral. LEGAL - T15N, R28W; T15N, R27W; T16N, R28W; T16N, R27W; T16N, R26W; T17N, R27W. Cedar and Thompson Creek drainages, located southwest of Superior, Montana.
Dry Joe Ecosystem Maintenance Burning
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/24/2010 
Expected:05/2011
 
09/2011 Lorie Cotter
406-822-3916
lcotter@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribed burning of approximately 5900 acres within several drainages located between the towns of St. Regis and Superior, Montana
Location: UNIT - Superior Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Mineral. LEGAL - T17N, R28W, Sections 9, 10, 15-17, 20, 21, 24-27 & 34-36; T17N, R27W, Sections 5-8, 17-21, 25-31 & 34-36; T18N, R27W, Sections 26 & 27; T18N, R26W, Sections 27-29, 32, 33; T16N, R28W, Sections 2-4. Several drainages located between the towns of St. Regis and Superior, Montana.
Gildersleeve Mine Lode Exploration
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 09/09/2010  10/2010 Victoria Burkhardt
406-626-5402
vburkhardt@fs.fed.us 
Description: Plan of Operations request for lode mine exploration to satisfy BLM mining claim assessment near Snowshoe Gulch, a tributary to Cedar Creek.
Location: UNIT - Superior Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Mineral. LEGAL - Section 29, T15N R29W, P.M.M. Snowshoe Gulch in Cedar Creek.
Gildersleeve Mine Placer Exploration
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 09/09/2010  10/2010 Victoria Burkhardt
406-626-5402
vburkhardt@fs.fed.us 
Description: Plan of Operations application for placer mine exploration in previously disturbed mining areas of Snowshoe Gulch, a tributary to Cedar Creek.
Location: UNIT - Superior Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Mineral. LEGAL - Sections 28 and 29, T15N, R29W, P.M.M. Snowshoe Gulch in Cedar Creek.
Haynes Private Property Access Road via Road 16960
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/30/2009 
Expected:01/2011
 
02/2011 Ronald Schlader
406-822-3915
rschlader@fs.fed.us 
Description: Travis and Donna Haynes have requested yearlong access to property they own in Sect. 8 & 9, T17N, R26W. Access would be through existing road 16960 which is an "A" closure.
Location: UNIT - Superior Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Mineral. T17N, R26W, NW1/4 Sect. 9.
Heart Lake Pit Toilet Installation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 08/20/2010  08/2010 Allen Byrd
406-822-3977
allenbyrd@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation of primitive pit toilet at Heart Lake.
Location: UNIT - Superior Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Mineral. LEGAL - Section 23, T14N, R27W, P.M.M. Heart Lake in the Trout Creek drainage.
Mother Lode Mine Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 07/26/2010  08/2010 Victoria Burkhardt
406-626-5402
vburkhardt@fs.fed.us 
Description: Mine claimants proposed to open four existing mine adits to sample underground for mineralization. Metal portals would be installed using heavy equipment. A brushed-in, non-system road would be cleared just enough to allow for mine access.
Location: UNIT - Superior Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Mineral. LEGAL - Sections 4 & 5, T17N, R29W. Approximately 10 miles west of St. Regis, above Coyle Creek in the Two Mile Creek drainage.
Mullan Gulch Buried Power Line
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/19/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
10/2010 Patrick Corts
406-329-3860
pcorts@fs.fed.us 
Description: NorthWestern Energy proposes to connect to an existing buried powerline that runs along the north side of the Camels Hump road and bury a 780 foot lateral line to private property on the southside of the road.
Location: UNIT - Superior Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Mineral. T18N, R28W, Sections 8 and 9.
Nelson Special Use Authorization Renewal-Water Transmission Line
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/28/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
01/2011 Ronald Schlader
406-822-3915
rschlader@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special use permit renewal for an existing collection tank and buried waterline located on Lolo National Forest land. Improvements are existing and there will not be any ground disturbing activities associated with this renewal.
Location: UNIT - Superior Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Mineral. T18N, R28W, Section 25, NE1/4 of the SE 1/4 of the SE 1/4, P.M.M.
Neu Special Use Authorization Renewal-Water Transmission Line
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/28/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
01/2011 Ronald Schlader
406-822-3915
rschlader@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special use permit renewal for an existing water transmission line and storage tank located on Lolo National Forest land. Improvements are existing and there will not be any ground disturbing activities associated with this renewal.
Location: UNIT - Superior Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Mineral. N 1/2 of Section 17, T16N, R26W, P.M.M.
Route of the Olympian Recreation Project
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/15/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
07/2011 Elizabeth Kennedy
406-822-3954
ekennedy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Designation of the travel management status of approximately 30 miles of abandoned railroad grades (Milwaukee and Northern Pacific) for recreation use between Taft and St. Regis, Montana.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32498
Location: UNIT - Superior Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Mineral. The Milwaukee and Northern Pacific abandoned railroad grades between Taft and Saltese, Montana.
Storm Peak Trailhead Relocation
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 07/09/2010  09/2010 Allen Byrd
406-822-3977
allenbyrd@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocation of trailhead for Storm Peak Trail #255 to provide better parking and access to the trail.
Location: UNIT - Superior Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Mineral. LEGAL - NE1/4, Section 27, T19N, R30W, P.M.M. Big Creek drainage south of Haugan, Montana and Interstate 90.
Summer Trails Motorized Management
EA
- Road management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/12/2009 
Expected:06/2011
 
08/2011 Allen Byrd
406-822-3977
allenbyrd@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project proposes to establish an ecologically sustainable ATV route system and restore areas damaged by unauthorized motorized use.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r1/lolo/projects/index-summer-trails.shtml
Location: UNIT - Superior Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Mineral. LEGAL - T17 - 19N, R28 - 32W. West end of the Superior Ranger District from Twomile Creek to Lookout Pass Ski Area.
Tricon Deer Creek Road
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Ronald Schlader
406-822-3915
rschlader@fs.fed.us 
Description: Tricon Timber is requesting access to a 40 acre parcel they own (near Haugan MT) in T19N, R29W, Sect. 31 requiring construction of approx 3100' of new rd. across FS lands. Rd would begin on UpUP Rd #4207 and follow trail 250 to the parcel.
Location: UNIT - Superior Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Mineral. LEGAL - T18N, R30W, Sect 1, NE1/4 and T18N, R29W Sect 6, NW1/4, NW1/4. T18N, R30W, Sect 1, NE1/4 and T18N, R29W Sect 6, NW1/4, NW1/4.
Trout Creek Large Woody Debris project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 07/26/2010  08/2010 Jennifer Mickelson
406-826-4350
jmickelson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction of approximately 50 large woody debris jams within about a 5-mile reach of Trout Creek to create fish habitat.
Location: UNIT - Superior Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Mineral. LEGAL - Sections 23, 26-28, 32-33, T16N, R26W; Sections 5, 7, and 8, T15N, R26W, P.M.M. Mineral County, Montana. The lower 5-mile reach of Trout Creek on National Forest System lands.
Trout Creek Road Riparian Planting Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 09/28/2010  10/2010 Jennifer Mickelson
406-826-4350
jmickelson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Planting riparian vegetation along the Trout Creek Road (#250) where the road encroaches on the stream.
Location: UNIT - Superior Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Mineral. LEGAL - Sections 23, 27-28, 33, T16N, R26W; Sections 5, 7-8, T15N, R26W; Section 24, T15N, R27W, P.M.M. Along Trout Creek Road #250.
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