Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2012 to 12/31/2012
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 09/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
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.
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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
Greater Sage-grouse Management Direction
EIS
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 12/09/2011
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 04/2013 
Expected:08/2014
 
09/2015 Glen Stein
801-625-5281
gstein@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of this project is to prepare environmental impact statements (EISs) and supplemental environmental impact statements to incorporate greater sage-grouse conservation measures into Bureau of Land Management land use plans and Forest Plans.
Web Link:  http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/more/sagegrouse/western.html
Location: UNIT - Ashley National Forest All Units, Dixie National Forest All Units, Fishlake National Forest All Units, Manti-Lasal National Forest All Units, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache All Units. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Beaver, Box Elder, Cache, Carbon, Daggett, Davis, Duchesne, Emery, Garfield, Grand, Iron, Juab, Kane, Millard, Morgan, Piute, Rich, Salt Lake, San Juan, Sanpete, Sevier, Summit, Tooele, Uintah, Utah, Wasatch, Washington, Wayne, Weber. All National Forests in Utah.
Greens Hollow Coal Lease Tract
EIS
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
FEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/13/2011 
Expected:01/2013
Actual: 12/13/2011 
02/2013 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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.
Incorporating Greater Sage-grouse Conservation Measures into Land Management Plans (Utah)
EIS
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
Developing Proposal
Est. Notice of Adjustment 12/2011 
Expected:05/2014  06/2014 Clinton McCarthy
801-625-5671
cmccarthy01@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service will be a cooperating agency with the BLM (lead agency) in preparing programmatic EISs to incorporate greater sage-grouse conservation measures into several land management plans (Uinta, Dixie, Fishlake) through plan amendments.
Web Link:  http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/more/sagegrouse/western.html
Location: UNIT - Dixie National Forest All Units, Fishlake National Forest All Units, Pleasant Grove Ranger District, Heber-Kamas Ranger District, Spanish Fork Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Juab, Kane, Millard, Piute, Sanpete, Sevier, Tooele, Utah, Wasatch, Washington, Wayne. UNIT - Dixie NF, Fishlake NF, Uinta portion of Uinta-Wasatch-Cache NF; UT; multiple counties involved.
Sigurd to Red Butte 345 kV Transmission Line
EIS
- Special use management  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 06/03/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
06/2013 Charles Call
435-865-3730
ckcall@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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/17/2012
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
11/2012 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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
Cove Fort Geothermal Lease
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/29/2008 
Expected:10/2012
 
10/2012 Amy Barker
435-781-5196
abarker@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 - Beaver Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Beaver. Dog Valley, approximately 5 miles southeast of Interstate 15 and Interstate 70 junction.
Piute County Mineral Materials Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 06/07/2012  07/2012 Rob Hamilton
435-896-1022
rhamilton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Piute County is requesting a minerals material permit to obtain rock matieral used to construct rip-rap structures for stream stabilization projects in Beaver and Pine Creeks. Permit would allow for 14,000 cubic/yards of material collection.
Location: UNIT - Beaver Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Piute. LEGAL - T28S R4W Sec 13. Deer Trail Mine SW of Marysvale Utah.
Sand Creek Trailhead
CE
- Recreation management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/28/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
02/2013 Cody Clark
435-896-1023
cclark@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocate the Sand Creek Trailhead from current location approximately 0.7 miles along existing road to the NE. Project proposal is in response to public concerns over current location and conflicts between land owners and user groups
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38769
Location: UNIT - Beaver Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Wayne. LEGAL - T29S R4E Sec 2. Torrey, Utah.
Twitchell Canyon Fire Salvage Timber Sales
EA
- Forest products  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/15/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
02/2013 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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34877
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
Green Solutions Mining Operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 05/15/2012  07/2012 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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
Bicknell Culinary Water System Improvement Project
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/05/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
11/2012 Cody Clark
435-896-1023
cclark@fs.fed.us 
Description: Maintain 4 springs to meet state water quality standards, add 5th spring to the system to meet use needs, replace water delivery line from springs to city and add a storage tank/treatment facility to the system.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38774
Location: UNIT - Fremont River Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Wayne. 1.5 miles soutwest of Bicknell, Utah.
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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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 12/2012 
Expected:05/2013
 
08/2013 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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 02/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
07/2013 Cody Clark
435-896-1023
cclark@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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35786
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:01/2012
 
01/2012 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.
Monroe Mountain Aspen Ecosystems Restoration Project
EIS

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 10/2012 
Expected:03/2013  05/2013 Jason Kling
775-884-8182
jkling@fs.fed.us 
Description: Aspen Restoration project on Monroe Mountain utilizing a variety of treatments to promote regeneration and retention of aspen. Treatments would include mechanical treatments and prescribed burning to mitigate conifer encroachment in aspen stands.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40320
Location: UNIT - Richfield Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Piute, Sevier. Monroe Mountain, Richfield Ranger District.
Monroe Mountain Livestock Management Improvement Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/17/2012 
Expected:02/2013
 
05/2013 Vincent Pace
435-896-9233
vpace@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct one mile of fence and add a water distribution system to allotments on Monroe Mountain for the purposes of improved livestock distribution, increased rangeland rest, and decreased browsing impacts to aspen.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40148
Location: UNIT - Richfield Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Piute, Sevier. LEGAL - Townships 26, 27, & 28 S, Ranges 1, 2, & 3 W. Monroe Mountain , Fishlake National Forest.
Monroe Mountain Livestock Management Improvement Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Jason Kling
775-884-8182
jkling@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation of 1 mile of fence and a water distribution system for the purpose of improved livestock distribution to reduce impacts of ungulate browsing on regenerating aspen on Monroe Mountain
Location: UNIT - Richfield Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Piute. Centeral portions of Monroe Mountain in Sevier and Piute.
Salina Creek Ecosystem Restoration Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/11/2012 
Expected:02/2013
 
04/2013 Wess Freeborn
435-896-1609
wfreeborn@fs.fed.us 
Description: Ecosystem restoration project aimed at improving native species diversity, improving wildlife habitat, and reducing hazardous fuel loadings adjacent to the mountain communities in Salina Creek and Accord Lakes.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38062
Location: UNIT - Richfield Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sevier. LEGAL - T21S R4E S16; T21S R3E Sections 25, 30, 31, 35, 36; T21S R4E Sections 27, 28, 32, 33, 34; T21S R4E Sections 23, 24, 25, 26 and T22S R4E Sections 1, 2, 3, 10, 11, and 12. Adjacent to the private land in-holdings of Salina Creek/Accord Lakes.
Triangle Mountain Wireless Communications Facility
EA
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 04/27/2012  06/2012 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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33964
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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