Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2013 to 03/31/2013
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)  Completed  Actual: 11/28/2012  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  Completed  Actual: 12/07/2012  04/2013 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://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/fo/cedar_city/planning/sigurd_to_red_butte.html
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 01/2013 
Expected:01/2013
 
01/2013 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  Completed  Actual: 10/19/2012  10/2012 Amy Barker
435-896-1031
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.
Twitchell Canyon Fire Salvage Timber Sales
EA
- Forest products  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/15/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
06/2013 Andrew Orlemann
435-438-2436
aorlemann@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
Joseph Town Water Storage Tank
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/19/2012 
Expected:02/2013
 
06/2013 Brian Tritle
435-896-1019
btritle@fs.fed.us 
Description: Joseph Town has identified a current and projected future need for additional water storage to ensure consistent water supply for its customers. To meet the storage needs installation of a 200,000 gallon storage tank is being proposed.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41059
Location: UNIT - Fillmore Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sevier. Approximately 3 miles West of Joseph, Utah.
Millard County Mineral Materials Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2013 
Expected:03/2013  03/2013 Rob Hamilton
435-896-1022
rhamilton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Request from Millard County to obtain rock material to construct gabions and other erosion control devices to be used to protect municipal water developments and associated structures.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40696
Location: UNIT - Fillmore Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Millard. LEGAL - T15S R4W Sec. 24. Approximately 4 miles NE of Oak City, Utah.
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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  Completed  Actual: 10/18/2012  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.
Boulder Foothills Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/06/2008
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2013 
Expected:03/2013
Actual: 01/27/2012 
06/2013 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=26705
Location: UNIT - Fremont River Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Garfield, Wayne. North slope of Boulder Mountain.
Oak Creek Trailhead Relocation Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2013 
Expected:04/2013  06/2013 Cody Clark
435-896-1023
cclark@fs.fed.us 
Description: Establish a new trailhead to access the High Ranger Trail. Current access requires hikers and equestrian users to cross a busy highway on a blind corner. Proposal is to move trailhead near existing parking area that is safe and convienent for users.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41058
Location: UNIT - Fremont River Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Garfield. Oak Creek, Boulder Mountain.
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.
Sand Creek Trailhead
CE
- Recreation management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/28/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2013 
Expected:02/2013
 
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 - Fremont River Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Wayne. LEGAL - T29S R4E Sec 2. Torrey, Utah.
Sunflower Flat SNOTEL
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:04/2013  08/2013 Cody Clark
435-896-1023
cclark@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Fishlake NF is proposing to issue a special use permit to the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) to install a SNOTEL site in Sunflower Flat on the Boulder Mountain. The weather station will be used to collect hydro-climatic data.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41057
Location: UNIT - Fremont River Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Garfield. Sunflower Flat, Boulder Mountain.
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 05/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
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 04/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
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  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Rob Hamilton
435-896-1022
rhamilton@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
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 10/03/2012
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/2013 
Expected:09/2013
 
10/2013 Jason Kling
435-896-1080
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
- 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.
SUFCO 20 Acre Lease Modification
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/05/2012 
Expected:02/2013
 
02/2013 Rob Hamilton
435-896-1022
rhamilton@fs.fed.us 
Description: The BLM received a request to add 20 acres to coal lease #UTSL-062583. Authorization of the requested modification requires consent from FS with required non-mineral resource protection stipulations.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40693
Location: UNIT - Richfield Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sevier. LEGAL - W NW SW Sec. 12 T22S R4E SLBM. Adjacent to main portal of SUFCO Mine in Sevier County, Utah on the Richfield Ranger District.
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 Ryan McCollin
435-896-1661
rmccollin@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.
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