Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2011 to 09/30/2011
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, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
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
Gypsy Moth Management in the United States: A Cooperative Approach
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/19/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 Noel Schneeberger
610-557-4121
nschneeberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: The USDA Forest Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are analyzing a range of strategies for controlling gypsy moth damage to forests and trees in the United States.
Web Link:  http://www.na.fs.fed.us/wv/eis/
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/25/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
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
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/27/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/2011 
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
Accurate Outfitters 10-Year Permit Issuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/08/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
12/2011 Debra Gale
406-821-3269
ddgale@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue existing permit as 10-year term permit
Location: UNIT - Missoula Ranger District, Stevensville Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Missoula, Ravalli. LEGAL - South Fork Lolo Transfer Camp - T11N, R22W, Sec 6, South Fork Lolo Camp - T10N, R22W, Sec 24; Kootenai Camp - T9N, R21W, Sec 7; Bass Lake Summer Camp - T10N, R22W, Sec 36. Bitterroot NF, Stevensville RD & Lolo NF, Missoula RD.
Forest Plan Revision, Lolo, Bitterroot and Flathead National Forests
EIS
- Land management planning  On Hold  N/A  N/A Barbara Beckes
406-329-3809
bbeckes@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 07/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
07/2011 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, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)  

R1 - Northern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Forest-wide Larch Cone Collection
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed  Actual: 06/08/2011  07/2011 Whitney Sisk
406-826-4342
wsisk@fs.fed.us 
Description: Collect cones from western larch trees across the Forest. Activities would include the felling of selected trees for the safe collection of cones by workers on the ground.
Location: UNIT - Lolo National Forest All Units. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Flathead, Mineral, Missoula, Sanders. Forest-wide.
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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 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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
EA
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33460
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 03/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
09/2012 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.
Missoula Electric Cooperative - Buried Power to Point 118 Communication Site
CE
- Special area management  Completed  Actual: 05/20/2011  06/2011 Patrick Corts
406-329-3860
pcorts@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Missoula Electric Cooperative in conjunction with the Missoula County 911 Communication system proposes to install a buried powerline to the Point 118 Communication Site. Point 118 is on a peak southwest of the West Fork Butte Lookout
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35085
Location: UNIT - Missoula Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Missoula. LEGAL - Sec 13, T11N, R23W - West Fork Butte Quad #137 , Latitude: 46.42, Longitude: -114.25. Point 118 - south of the West Fork Butte Lookout.
Montana Snowbowl Ski Area Expansion
EIS
- Special use management  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 03/11/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
03/2012 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.
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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
Kappes Fence Special Use Request
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/24/2011  06/2011 Ronald Schlader
406-822-3915
rschlader@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special use permit request for 950' of existing wooden fence on National Forest land erected by an adjacent land owner.
Location: UNIT - Ninemile Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Mineral. LEGAL - NW 1/4, SE 1/4, NE 1/4 of Sec. 22; T12N; R24W. Adjacent to the southern most residence in the South Fork Fish Creek drainage.
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:
Scoping Start 03/08/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2011 
Expected:03/2012
 
07/2013 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.
Rose water Transmission Ditch SUP Renewal - Sixmile Creek
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/24/2011  09/2011 Ronald Schlader
406-822-3915
rschlader@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special use permit renewal request for the following facilities: 1) Existing 3' wide by 1,607' water transmission ditch; 2) Proposed fish screen to be installed under a proposed stream restoration project; 3) Existing metal/concrete head gate.
Location: UNIT - Ninemile Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Missoula. LEGAL - Beginning in the SE 1/4, NW1/4 Sec 7 and ending in the SW 1/4, NW1/4 of Sec 7 T15N, R21W; P.M.MT. Upper section of Sixmile Creek drainage, a tributary of the middle Clark Fork River.
Sara Ann Project (placer resource identification)
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/27/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
07/2011 Victoria Burkhardt
406-626-5402
vburkhardt@fs.fed.us 
Description: Placer exploration on a bench 20 to 30 feet above St. Louis Creek would involve up to 9 test pits and sample processing in a trommel. BMPs and topography would ensure no releases to St. Louis Creek
Location: UNIT - Ninemile Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Missoula. LEGAL - Sec 18, T17N, R24W USDA Quad Name: Horsehead Peak, and Quad #77. Located at the confluence of St. Louis and Ninemile creeks.
Sixmile Creek Stream Improvement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 05/11/2011  09/2011 Ronald Schlader
406-822-3915
rschlader@fs.fed.us 
Description: Removal of an existing, high risk 48" culvert in Sixmile Creek to facilitate fish passage and installation of a Farmers FCA fish screen in a water transmission ditch to prohibit fish access to the ditch.
Location: UNIT - Ninemile Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Missoula. LEGAL - SE 1/4, SE 1/4, NW 1/4 of Sec. 7; T15N; R21W; P.M.MT. Upper section of Sixmile Creek drainage, a tributary of the middle Clark Fork River.
T & L #2 Placer Reserve Definition
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/27/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
07/2011 Victoria Burkhardt
406-626-5402
vburkhardt@fs.fed.us 
Description: Up to three test holes would be dug with a rubber-tired backhoe at an unvegetated area in a disperesed campsite. Samples would be processed using gold pans. Process water would be discharged to a test hole.
Location: UNIT - Ninemile Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Missoula. Ninemile Ranger District.
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 08/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
07/2011 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.
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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 08/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
05/2012 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.
Clark Fork Corridor Fuels Reduction Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/14/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
10/2011 Jon Airhart
406-826-4336
jairhart@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fuels reduction on a total of approximately 173 acres within seven areas located along the Clark Fork River and/or Highway 200. Activities would include non-commercial thinning, hand-piling, chipping, and pile burning.
Location: UNIT - Plains/Thompson Falls Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Sanders. LEGAL - Section 34, T23N, R30W; Sections 26 & 35, T22N, R30W; Sections 15 &17, T21N, R28W; Section 25, T21N, R28W; Section 2, T20N, R27W; Section 8, T20N, R26W; Section 7, T19N, R25W. Seven areas along the Clark Fork River and/or Highway 200 between Paradise and just west of Thompson Falls, Montana.
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 09/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
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.
Henry Creek and Swamp Creek Range Allotment Management Plans Revision
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:12/2011  01/2012 Bruce Higgins
406-777-7427
bdhiggins@fs.fed.us 
Description: Update Allotment Management Plans for Forest Plan compliance, incorporating changes that have been implemented through previous operating plans
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36247
Location: UNIT - Plains/Thompson Falls Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Sanders. LEGAL - Henry Creek Drainage, T20N, R25W, Sec. 14,21-23, 25-29, 32-36, and T19N, R25W, Sec. 2-5. Swamp Creek drainage, T20N, R28W, Sec. 23-27, 34-36; T20N, R27W, Sec. 14-36. Plains/Thompson Falls Ranger District, Lolo National Forest, Henry and Swamp Creek drainages.
Mule Pasture Prescribed Burn Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/18/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
05/2012 Richard Griffin
406-826-4325
rgriffin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribed burning on 320-acre Forest Service administrative site adjacent to Thompson Falls.
Location: UNIT - Plains/Thompson Falls Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Sanders. LEGAL - S 1/2, Section 5, T21N, R29W, P.M.M. Forest Service administrative site located immediately north of Thompson Falls.
PPL Montana, LLC Power Line Request
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/16/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
08/2011 Ronald Schlader
406-822-3915
rschlader@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction of approximately 0.87 mile of 115kv overhead powerline across a portion of the Thompson Falls administrative site
Location: UNIT - Plains/Thompson Falls Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Sanders. LEGAL - SW1/4 Sec 5, T21N, R29W, PM.M., Latitude: 47.60, Longitude: 115.351005, USGS Quad: Thompson Falls SE #29. The proposed line would enter E of the SW corner of the Thompson Falls Admin. Site, and proceed N to the N edge of the parcel, then E to N Columbia St. where it enters private property.
River Road West Right-of-Way Clearing
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Road management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:08/2011  08/2011 Brett Hand
406-826-4313
bhand@fs.fed.us 
Description: Clearing trees within the right-of-way of a paved County-maintained road to improve public safety
Location: UNIT - Plains/Thompson Falls Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Sanders. LEGAL - Section 3, T20N, R27W, P.M.M. One mile segment along River Road West, located near the mouth of Swamp Creek, located about 6 miles northwest of Plains, MT.
Turning D Ranch Outfitter/Guide Permit
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/11/2011 
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
Horseshoe West Fuels Reduction and Restoration
EA
- 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 09/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
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.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33308
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.
Swan Face Prescribed Burn
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/16/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
06/2012 Jarel Kurtz
406-362-7031
jkurtz@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Swan Face prescribed burn project is proposed to restore the role of fire and enhance the forest ecosystem processes on 2471 acres located at the headwaters of the Clearwater on the Seeley Lake Ranger District.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35231
Location: UNIT - Seeley Lake Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Missoula. LEGAL - T19N, R15W, Sections 7,8,17,20 &21 USGS Quad Name/Number 47113-D5-TF-024. The Swan Face Project is located at the headwaters of the Clearwater, 17 miles northwest of seeley Lake.
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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
2011 West End ATV Association Fun Ride Special Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 06/28/2011  07/2011 Allen Byrd
406-822-3977
allenbyrd@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special Use Permit for a one-day ATV fun ride on existing, open roads.
Location: UNIT - Superior Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Mineral. West end of Mineral County, Montana in the vicinity of Saltese, DeBorgia, and Haugan.
2011 West End ATV Fun Ride (Dave Jones) Special Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 06/13/2011  07/2011 Allen Byrd
406-822-3977
allenbyrd@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special use permit for a one-day ATV fun ride on open, existing roads.
Location: UNIT - Superior Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Mineral. West End of Mineral County, Montana.
Cedar-Thom
EIS
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/28/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 08/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
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/nepa/project_content.php?project=29614
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, MT.
Cohn Private Road Access
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/16/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
07/2011 Ronald Schlader
406-822-3915
rschlader@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special use permit request to use Quartz Guard Station Road 9910 to access private property
Location: UNIT - Superior Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Mineral. LEGAL - SE1/4 Sec 9, T15N, R25W, P.M.M., Latitude 47.07, Longitude 114.761969, USGS Quad Superior SE #99. The proposal is to cross National Forest land to access a 200' wide by 2,200' long private property parcel located in the NE1/4 of Sec 9, T15N, R25W, P.M.M.
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:08/2011
 
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.
Garrison/Lincoln Private Road Access
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/16/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
07/2011 Ronald Schlader
406-822-3915
rschlader@fs.fed.us 
Description: Request for yearlong access across National Forest System Land on Road 3822 (W. Fork Big Creek) to two separate 40-acre private parcels.
Location: UNIT - Superior Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Mineral. LEGAL - S1/2 Sec 29, NE1/4 Sec 32 and S1/2 of the N1/2 Sec 33, T19N, R30W. Latitude: 47.37, Longitude 115.439519, USGS Quad: Haugan NW #39 and Haugan SW #50. The proposal is to cross National Forest land to access two, 40 acre private parcels located in Section 29, T19N, R30W, P.M.M.
Haynes Private Property Access Road via Road 16960
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/30/2009 
Expected:09/2011
 
09/2011 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.
Lost Creek Placer Mine Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/11/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 Victoria Burkhardt
406-626-5402
vburkhardt@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed plan of operations for placer mine exploration activities associated with the Lost Creek mine. Activities would include the excavation of test pits and washing of material with water using a portable wash plant.
Location: UNIT - Superior Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Mineral. Lost Creek in the Cedar Creek drainage southwest of Superior, Montana.
Mattox Water Transmission Line
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/27/2010 
Expected:09/2011
 
09/2011 Ronald Schlader
406-822-3915
rschlader@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special use permit request for a waterline using the following existing facilities: 1) 2' dia. by 900' of above ground black plastic pipe; 2) A water collection device consisting of a perforated plastic barrel in the stream channel
Location: UNIT - Superior Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Mineral. LEGAL - Beginning in the NW 1/4, NW 1/4, NW 1/4 of Sec. 16; through the very NE corner of Sec. 17 and ending where it enters private property in the SE 1/4, SE1/4, SE 1/4 of Sec. 8 T16N, R26W; P.M.MT. An unnamed tributary NE of Upham Creek, in the Cedar Creek drainage SE of Superior.
Mineral County Mineral Material Permit Renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/27/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
07/2011 Ronald Schlader
406-822-3915
rschlader@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of Mineral County's mineral material permit for the following established quarries on the Superior Ranger District: Big Creek Bench, Cedar Creek, Cold Creek, Dry Creek, Mayo, Micayune and Second Creek.
Location: UNIT - Superior Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Mineral. LEGAL - SE1/4 Sec 27, T19N, R30W. NE 1/4 Sec 14, T18N, R28W, SE 1/4 sec 28, T17N, R27W. NW 1/4 Sec 5, T17 N, R27W. SE 1/4 Sec 5, T16N, R26W. SE 1/4 Sec 22, T16N, R25W, NW 1/4 Sec 15, T15N, R25W; P.M.MT. Big Creek Bench, Mayo Gulch Pit, Dry Creek Pit, Cold Creek Pit, Cedar Creek Pit, Second Creek Pit, Micayune Gulch Pit.
Route of the Olympian Recreation Project
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/15/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
01/2012 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.
Summer Trails Motorized Management
EA
- Road management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/12/2009 
Expected:08/2011
 
10/2011 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/nepa/project_content.php?project=28845
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.
Two Mile LLC (aka Bonnie Peterson) Placer Exploration
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/15/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
08/2011 Victoria Burkhardt
406-626-5402
vburkhardt@fs.fed.us 
Description: The mine claimant proposes to explore for gold on a bench located adjacent to Two Mile Creek in an area previously disturbed by mining activity. Sampling on two trenches is proposed.
Location: UNIT - Superior Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Mineral. LEGAL - Section 31, T18N, R28W, (USGS Quad Boyd Mountain #48). Two Mile Creek drainage.
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