Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2011 to 12/31/2011
Fishlake National Forest

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.
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Projects Occurring Nationwide
R4 - Intermountain Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Fishlake National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Fishlake National Forest,  Beaver Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Fishlake National Forest,  Fillmore Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Fishlake National Forest,  Fremont River Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Fishlake National Forest,  Richfield 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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R4 - Intermountain Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Greens Hollow Coal Lease Tract
EIS
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/12/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 03/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
07/2011 Thomas Lloyd
1-435-636-3596
twlloyd@fs.fed.us 
Description: Ark Land Comapny has appled for a coal lease on non-leased Federal coal lands adjacent to their existing SUFCO underground Mining Operation. BLM assigned case # UTU 84102 to the LBA. BLM and FS are analying the effects of the proposed leasing.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=25561
Location: UNIT - Richfield Ranger District, Ferron Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sevier. LEGAL - Section 34, 33, T14S, R1E and Section 4, T15 S, R1E, SLB&M. Approximately 10.5 miles east of the town of Emery Utah and approximately 5 miles north of the SUFCO Mine portal.
Sigurd to Red Butte 345 kV Transmission Line
EIS
- Special use management  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 01/05/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 10/2010 
Expected:10/2011
 
02/2012 Janel McCurdy
541-278-3869
janelmccurdy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct a new 345 kV transmission line connecting the Sigurd substation located near Richfield, UT to the Red Butte substation located near Central, UT.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30538
Location: UNIT - Pine Valley Ranger District, Beaver Ranger District, Fillmore Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Beaver, Iron, Millard, Sevier, Washington. Linear alignment from approximately 6 miles northeast of Richfield, UT to just southwest of the town of Central, UT.
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Fishlake National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)  

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Fishlake Oil and Gas Leasing
EIS
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 01/18/2011
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2011 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 Diane Freeman
435-896-1050
dfreeman@fs.fed.us 
Description: As required by the Federal Onshore Oil and Gas Leasing Reform Act of 1987 the responsible officials of the Forest Service and BLM will evaluate lands administered by the Fishlake National Forest for oil and gas leasing.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=15470
Location: UNIT - Fishlake National Forest All Units. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Juab, Millard, Piute, Sanpete, Sevier, Wayne. Fishlake National Forest.
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Fishlake National Forest,   Beaver Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Big Flat NOAA Weather Monitoring Station
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/09/2011  10/2011 Kathy Twitchell
435-896-1078
ktwitchell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation of weather monitoring station near Big Flat Guard Station for the purpose of collecting and analyzing climate data.
Location: UNIT - Beaver Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Beaver. LEGAL - T 29S R 4W Section 18. Near Big Flat Guard Station.
Hollow Stream Timber Sale
CE
- Forest products  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/10/2010 
Expected:08/2011
 
09/2011 Monty Cartwright
435-438-2436
mlcartwright@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercial salvage and sanitiation of spruce beetle infested and and adjacent uninfested trees necessary to control the spread of beetle outbreak within approximately 244 acres in the Dry Hollow drainage of Circleville Mountain.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33254
Location: UNIT - Beaver Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Beaver. LEGAL - T30S R5W Secs 10 and 15 SLBM. Approximately 24 miles east of Beaver, Utah and approximately 1 mile SSW of Lebaron Lake in the Dry Hollow drainage of Circleville Mountain.
Little Reservoir Pipeline Replacement
CE
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/25/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 Von Gillies
435-438-2436
vgillies@fs.fed.us 
Description: Existing pipeline that transfers water from the South Fork of Beaver River to Little Reservoir is deteriorating and needs to be replaced. Replacement pipe would be laid in the existing corridor.
Location: UNIT - Beaver Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Beaver. East of Little Reservoir to the South Fork of Beaver River.
Twitchell Canyon Fire Salvage Timber Sales
EA
- Forest products  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2011 
Expected:04/2012  08/2012 Monty Cartwright
435-438-2436
mlcartwright@fs.fed.us 
Description: Treat approximately 1050 acres of burned timber within the Twitchell Canyon wildfire perimeter. Areas to be treated have been previously harvested.
Location: UNIT - Beaver Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Beaver, Piute. Headwaters of Indian Creek, N. Fork of North Creek, and Shingle Creek drainages.
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Fishlake National Forest,   Fillmore Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Corn Creek Fish Barriers
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/11/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
11/2011 James Whelan
435-896-1061
jwhelan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation of 2 stream structures to create barriers that limit non native fish movement into Bonneville Cutthroat Trout habitat.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=37205
Location: UNIT - Fillmore Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Millard. North Fork of Corn Creek.
Cove Fort Geothermal Lease
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/29/2008 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 Diane Freeman
435-896-1050
dfreeman@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest is responding to the BLM proposal to lease approximately 3000 acres near Dog Valley, for geothermal exploration and possible development.
Location: UNIT - Fillmore Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Millard. Dog Valley, approximately 5 miles north of Interstate 15 and Interstate 70 junction.
Green Solutions Mining Operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/03/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
01/2012 Rob Hamilton
435-896-1022
rhamilton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal would be to harvest a locatable mineral using surface mining techniques affecting approximately 35 acres of National Forest System lands. Operations would include development of a haul road and material transfer area
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36503
Location: UNIT - Fillmore Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sevier. LEGAL - T 25S R 4 W within portions of sections 19, 29 and 30. North of Interstate 70 west of Fremont Indian State Park.
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Fishlake National Forest,   Fremont River Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Boulder Foothills Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/26/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
01/2012 Kent Chappell
(435)836-1027
kchappell@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would use mechanical treatments and fire to reduce fuel loading and decrease fire danger on approximately 4000 acres of NFS lands. The vegetation type to be treated is pinyon/juniper along the north slope of Boulder Mountain.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=26705
Location: UNIT - Fremont River Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Garfield, Wayne. North slope of Boulder Mountain.
Pando Clone Restoration Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/24/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
11/2011 Peter Haraden
775-289-5126
pharaden@fs.fed.us 
Description: Provide protection for and increase regeneration of the Pando aspen clone. Project may include fencing of stands to protect regenerating aspen suckers and aspen regeneration techniques to promote new growth.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35804
Location: UNIT - Fremont River Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sevier. LEGAL - T 26S R 1E Sections 24 & 25. South end of Fishlake Basin near Doctor Creek Campground.
Pole Canyon
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  On Hold  N/A  N/A Terrance Holsclaw
435-896-1020
tholsclaw@fs.fed.us 
Description: Promote aspen regeneration. Thin and salvage conifers.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=28488
Location: UNIT - Fremont River Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sevier. LEGAL - T26S R2E S 13,14,15 and T26S R3E S18. Half mile from Fish Lake approximately 10 miles north of Loa, UT.
Teeple Springs Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/06/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
12/2011 Terrance Holsclaw
435-896-1020
tholsclaw@fs.fed.us 
Description: Treat vegetation to improve stand structure and diversity, reduce insect outbreaks and subsequest tree mortality, improve Douglas-fir and Quaking aspen regeneration, and reduce fuel loading in the project area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35803
Location: UNIT - Fremont River Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sevier. LEGAL - T26S R1E sections 2, 10, 11, 14, 15, 21-23 and 27. West of Fish Lake near Na-Gah Flat on Fishlake High-Top.
UM Creek Access Management Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/09/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
03/2012 Dave Bell
435-836-2811
dcbell@fs.fed.us 
Description: In the UM Creek drainage: 1. Construct a new ATV bridge over UM creek above the current crossing, 2. block existing crossing, 3. relocate black flat trail, 4. rehab trail, 5. redesignate FR #043 to motorized vehicles under 50" and improve drainage.
Location: UNIT - Fremont River Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sevier. LEGAL - T 24S R 3E sections 32 & 33. UM Creek drainage, Black Flat crossing.
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Fishlake National Forest,   Richfield Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Coal Lease Modification
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/11/2008 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 Jason Kling
775-884-8182
jkling@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service and BLM propose to modify Federal Coal Lease U-63214 to add approximately 640 acres of coal to this lease. The Forest Service and BLM also propose to revise previous applications to modify Leases SL-062583 and U-47080 totaling 880
Location: UNIT - Richfield Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sevier. Approximately 22 miles East of Salina.
Triangle Mountain Wireless Communications Facility
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/24/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
12/2011 David Christensen
435-896-1054
dchristensen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct 180 foot tall free standing tower and equipment on Triangle Mountain to provide wireless service along Interstate 70 and surrounding area; includes approximately 3 miles of power line.
Location: UNIT - Richfield Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sevier. LEGAL - T22S R2E S11 / 38 54 44.15 N 111 46 12.48W DMS. 5 miles SE of Salina Utah on Triangle Mountain south of Interstate 70.
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