Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2011 to 12/31/2011
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, 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 12/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
01/2012 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 11/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
11/2011 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 
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
Crazy-Pattee Timberstand Improvement Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/14/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 Joshua Angert
406-329-3714
jangert@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approx. 130 acres in the Crazy Canyon drainage and 42 acres in the Pattee Picnic Area would be treated to improve stand health. Treatment would include the removal of dead and dying trees affected by the mountain pine beetle and dwarf mistletoe.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36964
Location: UNIT - Missoula Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Missoula. LEGAL - T13N, R19W, Sec 36; T12N, R19W, Sec 1 & 2. Pattee Canyon Recreation Area, Missoula Ranger District, Lolo National Forest.
Dry Gulch Access Road 9961
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Road management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/24/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
01/2012 Patrick Corts
406-329-3860
pcorts@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Estate of Earl M. Pruyn has requested seasonal road access along approx. 9 miles of Forest Road #9961. This proposal would provide seasonal access (April - November) to 1,040 acres of private land in the Black Mtn Area west of Missoula.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36807
Location: UNIT - Missoula Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Missoula. LEGAL - T13N, R21W, Section 22, 28, 32, and 34 (USGS Quad Names and Numbers: Blue Mountain 121 and Camp Creek 122). Upper O'Brien Creek / Black Mountain area west of Missoula, Montana.
MEC Powerline
EA
- Special use management  Cancelled  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: Integrated resource management including vegetation and watershed restoration, fuels reduction, public education, and recreation enhancements.
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:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 03/11/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
04/2012 Tami Paulsen
406-329-3731
tpaulsen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Expansion of permitted ski area to provide additional winter recreational opportunities and improvement of ski area facilities.
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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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
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
 
09/2013 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.
Sara Ann Project (placer resource identification)
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 09/07/2011  09/2011 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.
T & L #2 Placer Reserve Definition
CE
- Minerals and Geology  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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 01/2012 
Expected:02/2012
 
07/2012 Aubree Benson
406-329-3950
aubreebenson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reclamation of abandoned placer mines including 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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/08/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
05/2012 Patricia Partyka
406-826-4314
ppartyka@fs.fed.us 
Description: Integrated ecosystem management including vegetation and watershed restoration, fuels reduction, and wildlife habitat restoration.
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
- Fuels management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/14/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
03/2012 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 10/2011 
Expected:03/2012
 
09/2013 Patricia Partyka
406-826-4314
ppartyka@fs.fed.us 
Description: Integrated landscape management including forest vegetation restoration, wildlife habitat and watershed improvements, and recreation enhancements within the Clear Creek drainage.
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
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:12/2011  01/2012 Bruce Higgins
406-777-7427
bdhiggins@fs.fed.us 
Description: Review and amendment of grazing allotment management plans to ensure resource protection and Forest Plan compliance.
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:01/2012
 
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  Completed  Actual: 07/28/2011  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
- Road management  Completed  Actual: 08/01/2011  08/2011 Jared Koskela
406-826-4354
jkoskela@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.
Siegel Rock Removal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management  Completed  Actual: 08/19/2011  09/2011 Aubree Benson
406-329-3950
aubreebenson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Removal of approximately 15 dump truck loads of 2-3 foot diameter rocks from a roadside scree slope. Rocks will be used for a mine reclamation/stream restoration project located approximately 4 air miles to the south on the Ninemile Ranger District.
Location: UNIT - Plains/Thompson Falls Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Sanders. LEGAL - SW 1/4, Section 30, T18N, R24W, P.M.M. Approximately at milepost 4.0 on the Siegel Mountain Road (#5572).
Turning D Ranch Outfitter/Guide Permit
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/11/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
01/2012 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 10/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
09/2012 Julie Knutson
559-920-6646
jcknutson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Integrated landscape management including hazardous fuels reduction, vegetation restoration, and wildlife habitat improvement.
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 
Completed  Actual: 07/25/2011  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
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 12/2011 
Expected:02/2012
 
09/2012 Patricia Partyka
406-826-4314
ppartyka@fs.fed.us 
Description: Integrated forest management including: vegetation and watershed restoration, 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  Completed  Actual: 06/30/2011  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:01/2012
 
05/2012 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  Completed  Actual: 09/01/2011
06/30/2011 
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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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  Completed  Actual: 07/11/2011  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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/27/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 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
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/23/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
01/2012 Norma Staaf
406-329-3724
nstaaf@fs.fed.us 
Description: Motorized and non-motorized recreation and travel management on approximately 30 miles of abandoned railroad grades (Milwaukee and Northern Pacific) 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.
Silver Lake Vault Toilet Installation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 08/15/2011  08/2011 Allen Byrd
406-822-3977
allenbyrd@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install vault toilet to replace dilapidated, primitive structure.
Location: UNIT - Superior Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Mineral. LEGAL - Section 32, T19N, R31W, P.M.M. Silver Lake, south of the town of Saltese.
Summer Trails Motorized Management
EA
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/12/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
06/2013 Allen Byrd
406-822-3977
allenbyrd@fs.fed.us 
Description: Motorized recreation management including development and authorization of trails and roads for All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) use, and closure and restoration of areas damaged by unauthorized Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) 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
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 08/02/2011  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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