Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2012 to 06/30/2012
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:03/2012
 
01/2013 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  Completed  Actual: 03/23/2012  12/2011 Brenda Halter-Glenn
202-260-9400
bhalterglenn@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  Completed  Actual: 12/13/2011  01/2012 Glen Stein
801-200-2703
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 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.
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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
Deer Uncle Sam Small Tree Thinning and McGinty's Rock Small Tree Thinning Projects
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/23/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
08/2012 Carly Aniballi
406-626-5429
caniballi@fs.fed.us 
Description: Non-commercial thinning of small trees in previously harvested stands to increase tree health and vigor, and decrease the risk of insects, disease and potential wildfire.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38645
Location: UNIT - Missoula Ranger District, Ninemile Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Missoula. LEGAL - Deer Uncle Sam - T13N, R 18W, Sec. 28, 33, 34, - McGinty's Rock Small Tree Thinning - T14N, R25W, Sec 9, 16, 17,. Deer Uncle Sam Small Tree Thinning project is located in the Deer Creek drainage on the Msla RD, McGinty's Rock Small Tree Thinning project is located South of Quartz Creek on the Ninemile RD.
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/nepa_project_exp.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
Carbaryl Application: Crazy/Pattee Canyon and Rock Creek
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Facility management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/20/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
05/2012 Elizabeth Wood
(406) 329-3706
eawood@fs.fed.us 
Description: Application of the insecticide Carbaryl to prevent mountain pine beetle attack and mortaliity in pine trees in the Crazy/Pattee Canyon and Rock Creek recreation areas
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38265
Location: UNIT - Missoula Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Missoula. LEGAL - USGS Quad Name and Number: Southeast Missoula (1670) and Quigg Peak (1932). Crazy Canyon Parking Area, Pattee Canyon Picnic Area, Rock Creek Guard Station (a/k/a Cabin), Hogback homestead, and Morgan-Case Homestead.
Carbaryl Application: Rattlesnake Trailheads and Rattlesnake Trail (Road 99)
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Facility management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/29/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
05/2012 Elizabeth Wood
(406 329-3706
eawood@fs.fed.us 
Description: Application of the insecticide Carbaryl to prevent mountain pine beetle attack and mortality on pine trees in the Rattlesnake Trailheads and Rattlesnake Trail (Road 99)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38301
Location: UNIT - Missoula Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Missoula. LEGAL - Main Trailheads: E1/2 Section 35, T14N, R19W - First 3 Miles of main trail: Section 19, T14N, R18W, Sections 25,26, & 35, T14N, R19W. (USGS Quad Name: NE Missoula - USGS Quad Number: 1582). Rattlesnake National Recreation Area. (Areas of treatment are located on the main trailhead, the horse trailhead, and approximately 150 feet on each side of the first three miles of the main trail).
Crazy-Pattee Timberstand Improvement Project
CE
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/14/2011 
Expected:04/2012
 
12/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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
- Road management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/24/2011 
Expected:04/2012
 
05/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
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 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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/nepa_project_exp.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 04/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
09/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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/nepa_project_exp.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.
West Riverside Tree Planting
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/04/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
05/2012 Elizabeth Wood
661-548-6503 ext. 471
eawood@fs.fed.us 
Description: Planting tree seedlings and protecting them from animal browsing with shade tubes.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38135
Location: UNIT - Missoula Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Missoula. LEGAL - T13N, R18W, Sections 2,3,9,10,11,15,16 & 17 - T14N, R18W Sections 34 & 35. Missoula Ranger District.
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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 05/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
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/nepa_project_exp.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.
T & L #2 Placer Reserve Definition
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 02/06/2012  03/2012 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36043
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 04/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
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/nepa_project_exp.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:05/2012
 
06/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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:05/2012
 
06/2012 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 04/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Fourteenmile Trail Reroute
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 01/24/2012  04/2012 Mark Smith
406-826-3821
markrsmith@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reroute of approximately 1 mile of the Fourteenmile Trail (#1714) to reduce the grade to meet Forest Service trail standards.
Location: UNIT - Plains/Thompson Falls Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Sanders. LEGAL - Sections 7 & 8, T18N, R25W; Section 12, T18N, R26W, P.M.M. Approximately milepoint 2.0 on the Fourteenmile Trail.
Henry Creek and Swamp Creek Range Allotment Management Plans Revision
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/26/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
12/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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:05/2012
 
03/2013 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.
River Outfitter Special Use Permits
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/03/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
03/2013 David Wrobleski
406-826-4321
dwrobleski@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of additional outfitter permits for recreational river use for the lower 11 miles of the Thompson River and the Clark Fork River along Highway 135.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37358
Location: UNIT - Plains/Thompson Falls Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Sanders. Clark Fork River located along Highway 135 and the lower 11 miles of the Thompson River.
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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
Center Horse
EIS
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 06/2012 
Expected:06/2013  07/2014 Tami Paulsen
406-329-3731
tpaulsen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project is still under development; public scoping is anticipated to begin in 2012. The purpose of this restoration project is to improve forest health, reduce hazardous fuels, and maintain and enhance terrestrial and aquatic habitats.
Location: UNIT - Seeley Lake Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Powell. LEGAL - T16N, R11W, S 19,20,29-32; T16N, R12W, S 2,7,11-15,17-20,22-36; T16N, R13W, S 1-27; T16N, R14W S 1-5,9-15,22-24,26,27; T17 R12W S18,19,30,31; T17N, R13W S 3,4,7,9-36; T17N, R14W S 12-14,23-27, 34-36. The 61,000 acre Center Horse Project area is about 14 miles north of Ovando and includes the N. FK. Cottonwood and Spring Ck drainages on the west and the McCabe ck drainage on the east.
Cottonwood Stream Restortion Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/02/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
10/2012 Shane Hendrickson
406-329-3727
shendrickson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restore about 2,500' of stream channel and move/remove one dispersed recreation site. Work would be accomplished using heavy equipment and materials would consist of large rocks and 20-40 trees (12" to 20" dbh) which would likely be cut nearby
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38354
Location: UNIT - Seeley Lake Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Missoula. LEGAL - Sections 10,11,12, & 13, T16N, R14W USGS Quad Name and Number: Morrel Mountain 1416. Approximately 7 miles east of the town of Seeley Lake, MT within the upper reaches of the Cottonwood Creek watershed located entirely on National Forest System Land.
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 06/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
11/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
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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 01/2013 
Expected:01/2013
 
09/2013 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
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:05/2012
 
05/2013 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.
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.
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  Completed  Actual: 10/31/2011  01/2012 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.
Nieslanik Water Transmission Ditch SUP Request
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/19/2011 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 Ronald Schlader
406-822-3915
rschlader@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a special use permit for an existing 1,255' water transmission ditch 3' wide by 2' deep that carries water from a point of diversion on E. Fk. Timber Creek to Broken Heart Ranch for domestic use.
Location: UNIT - Superior Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Mineral. LEGAL - NE 1/4, SE 1/4, NE 1/4; AND SE 1/4, SE 1/4, NE 1/4; AND THE SW 1/4, SE 1/4, NE 1/4 Sec 9; T19N, R30W P.M.M. Quad Name Haugan NW. Beginning at the point of diversion on the E. Fk. Timber Creek, proceeding in a southwesterly direction and ending where it enters the north property line of the Broken Heart Ranch.
Route of the Olympian
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/23/2011 
Expected:05/2012
 
08/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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:
Scoping Start 05/12/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Twomile Bypass Trail Easement
CE
- Land acquisition  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/19/2011 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 Ronald Schlader
406-822-3915
rschlader@fs.fed.us 
Description: Acquisition of an easement from the Montana Department of Transportation for the construction of approximately 800' of trail.
Location: UNIT - Superior Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Mineral. LEGAL - SW 1/4, NE 1/4, NW 1/4 OF Sec. 28; T18N, R28W; P.M.M. Beginning at the edge of the Old Milwaukee Railroad right-of-way near the mouth of Twomile Creek and ending at MP 0.28 on Twomile Road 431.
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