Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2011 to 03/31/2011
Manti-Lasal 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
R4 - Intermountain Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Manti-Lasal National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Manti-Lasal National Forest,  Ferron/Price Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Manti-Lasal National Forest,  Moab/Monticello Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Manti-Lasal National Forest,  Sanpete Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

Projects Occurring Nationwide  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 12/18/2009
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2010 
Expected:11/2011
 
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 01/2011 
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.
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Manti-Lasal 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
Permit Renewal Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Snotel and Snow Course Sites
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/06/2009 
Expected:04/2011
 
06/2011 Nathan Lewis
435-636-3515
ndlewis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue Snotel and Snow Course permit for sites on all the Ranger Districts on the Manti-La Sal National Forest (Ferron/Price, Moab/Monticello and Sanpete Ranger Districts). The facilities authorized would include those currently on the sites.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30546
Location: UNIT - Manti-Lasal National Forest All Units. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Carbon, Emery, Grand, Juab, San Juan, Sanpete, Utah. LEGAL - Manti-La Sal N.F. There are sites on all the Ranger Districts on the Manti-La Sal National Forest (Ferron/Price, Moab/Monticello and Sanpete Ranger Districts).
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Manti-Lasal National Forest,   Ferron/Price Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Castle Valley Ridge Grazing Reauthorization
EA
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:03/2011  06/2011 John Healy
435-636-3585
jhealy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Evaluation of existing and desired condition for livestock grazing management.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31547
Location: UNIT - Price Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Carbon. 20 miles west of Price, UTah.
Crandall Canyon Land Exchange
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2011 
Expected:12/2011  12/2011 Nathan Lewis
435-636-3515
ndlewis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Emery County proposes exchanging 2.5 acres of NFS land for 7.5 acres of county land to give the County jurisdicition over the Crandall Canyon memorial established in honor of the six miners and three rescuers who died in the 2007 mine disaster.
Location: UNIT - Price Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Emery. LEGAL - Federal Parcel: Section 6, T16S, R7E. Non-federal parcel: Section 15, T16S, R7E. The federal parcel is located in Crandall Canyon adjacent to the existing mine. The non-federal parcel is located in Huntington Canyon along SR 31 approximately 12 miles east of Huntington.
Emery County Boardinghouse Ridge Comm Site Special Use Permit Amendment
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:06/2011  07/2011 Nathan Lewis
435-636-3515
ndlewis@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Town of Emery proposed replacing its existing electronic communications facility at the Boardinghouse Ridge communications site with an upgraded facility.
Location: UNIT - Price Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - NW1/4, SW1/4, SE1/4 of Sec 25, T13S, R6E. Located on the Ferron-Price R.D. along Trough Springs Ridge Road at the Boardinghouse Ridge Comm Site.
Emery Telephone Trail Mountain Phone Line Special Use Permit Renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:06/2011  07/2011 Nathan Lewis
435-636-3515
ndlewis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Emery Telecom seeks renewing their special use permit for a telephone line across NFS lands to Trail Mountain Mine.
Location: UNIT - Ferron Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Emery. LEGAL - Sec 25, T17S, R6E, Salt Lake Meridian. The telephone line is located on an existing power pole running along Forest Road 50040 to Trail Mnt. Mine.
Fish Creek NRT Bridge
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 03/17/2008  09/2008 Michael Davis
435-636-3550
michaeldavis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction of a new bridge across Fish Creek and 3/4 mile of new non-motorized trail construction. All work taking place west of Scofield Reservoir.
Location: UNIT - Price Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - T12S, R6E, Sections 13 and 14. About two miles west of Scofield Reservoir in Carbon County, Utah.
Grazing Reauthorization Gentry Mountain C&H Allotment
EA
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 09/30/2010  05/2011 John Healy
435-636-3585
jhealy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Evaluate reissuance of Term Grazing Permits on the allotment
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=28398
Location: UNIT - Price Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Emery. LEGAL - 8 miles north east of Huntingtion , Utah. Gentry Mountain.
PacifiCorp Des-Bee-Dove Mine Power Line Special Use Permit Renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:05/2011  06/2011 Nathan Lewis
435-636-3515
ndlewis@fs.fed.us 
Description: PacifiCorp wants to have renewed their special use permit for the operation and maintenance of a power transmission and distribution line to the Des-Bee-Dove Mine.
Location: UNIT - Ferron Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Emery. LEGAL - Sec 25 & 26, T17S, R7E of the Salt Lake principal meridian. The powerline is located approximately ten miles north-west of Orangeville, UT.
PacifiCorp Electric Lake Special Use Permit Amendment
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:04/2011  05/2011 Nathan Lewis
435-636-3515
ndlewis@fs.fed.us 
Description: PacifiCorp proposes reducing the minimum stream flow requirement out of Electric Lake Dam into Huntington Creek on NFS lands.
Location: UNIT - Price Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - Sec 14, T14S, R6E of the Salt Lake principal meridian. Electric Lake and its dam are located on private land approximately twenty-five miles north-west of Huntington, UT. About forty acres of the reservoir inundate NFS lands at the north end of the lake.
PacifiCorp Trough Springs Ridge Comm Site Special Use Permit Renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:06/2011  07/2011 Nathan Lewis
435-636-3515
ndlewis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue a special use permit to PacifiCorp for the communication site along Trough Springs Ridge Road to operate and maintain an electronic data link at the communication site.
Location: UNIT - Price Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - Sec 30, T14S, R7E of the Salt Lake principal meridian. Located along Trough Springs Ridge Road.
Pondtown Creek Abandoned Mine Reclamation Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Minerals and Geology 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/09/2010 
Expected:07/2010
 
08/2010 Karl Boyer
435-636-3551
kboyer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reclamation of the Pondtown Creek abandoned coal mine through removal of coal waste and concrete, recontouring, and revegetation to approximate pre-mining conditions.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31393
Location: UNIT - Price Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - T. 12 S. R 6 E., S1/2 SE1/4, Section 2. Carbon County, Utah. The project site is located 2.7 miles west of Scofield Reservoir and 1.5 miles west of the Forest Service boundary on FR 009.
Town of Emery Water Pipeline Easement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:03/2011  06/2011 Nathan Lewis
435-636-3515
ndlewis@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Town of Emery proposes piping Emery Canal parallel to the existing canal into the town to improve the reliability and quality of irrigation and culinary water.
Location: UNIT - Ferron Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Emery. LEGAL - Sec 21, T21S, R6E. The pipeline will follow the path of the existing Emery Canal.
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Manti-Lasal National Forest,   Moab/Monticello Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
BBC Pine Ridge Drilling #2 & #3
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/05/2009 
Expected:09/2010
 
10/2010 Joel Nowak
435-636-3364
joelnowak@fs.fed.us 
Description: Bill Barrett Corp proposes to drill two gas wells on their existing lease.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29982
Location: UNIT - Moab Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - Sections 22 and 23, T28S, R25E, SLBM. Approximately 2 miles north of the town of Old La Sal.
Beaver Allotment Grazing Reauthorization
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:04/2011  06/2011 Tina Marian
435-636-3368
tamarian@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of the proposal is to manage livestock grazing in a manner that meets or moves towards the desired conditions defined in the 1986 Manti-La Sal National Forest Land & Resource Management Plan (Forest Plan).
Location: UNIT - Moab Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Grand. The Beaver allotment encompasses approximately 15,800 acres of National Forest System lands located about 32 miles northeast of Moab, UT. It is situated on the North and South Beaver Mesa and Polar M.
Brushy Basin Big Game Habitat Improvement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 09/22/2010  10/2010 Barb Smith
435-259-7155
bsmith06@fs.fed.us 
Description: Mechanical and hand-treatment of pinyon/juniper in previously-chained areas to improve forage production for big game and to reduce the continuity of vegetative fuels and associated fire hazard in an area near Blanding.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31355
Location: UNIT - Monticello Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - Within T35S, R22E, sections 6,7,8,9,10,14, 15, 16,17, 18 and T35S, R21E, sections 1, 12, 13 (SL Meridian). approximately 8 miles north of Blanding, Utah.
Bulldog OHV Trailhead
CE
- Recreation management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Brian Murdock
435-636-3367
bmurdock@fs.fed.us 
Description: San Juan County and local OHV groups have proposed to construct a OHV trail head and parking area in the vicinty of Bulldog Canyon
Location: UNIT - Monticello Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - T 35 S. R 23 E. Sec 17. Monticello RD, Bulldog Canyon.
Bureau of Reclamation Seismic Stations
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/31/2010 
Expected:09/2010
 
10/2010 Joel Nowak
435-636-3364
joelnowak@fs.fed.us 
Description: The BOR proposed to install 2 seismic stations to monitor earthquakes.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32616
Location: UNIT - Moab Ranger District, Monticello Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Montrose. Carpenter Ridge area of Colorado - exact locations restricted due to sensitive nature of equipment.
Carroll Access Road
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2010 
Expected:10/2010  10/2010 Joel Nowak
435-636-3364
joelnowak@fs.fed.us 
Description: Landowner needs access into private inholding.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32617
Location: UNIT - Moab Ranger District, Monticello Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - T26S R24E Sec. 30. Near Mesa Guard Station just west of Loop Road on Moab Ranger District.
Grazing Reauthorization Babylon C&H Allotment
EA
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 09/30/2010
09/30/2010 
06/2011 Tina Marian
435-636-3368
tamarian@fs.fed.us 
Description: Evaluate reissuance of Term Grazing Permits on the Allotment
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31578
Location: UNIT - Monticello Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - San Juan. South Elk Rdige.
Grazing Reauthorization Brumley Ridge C&H Allotment
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/05/2009 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 Tina Marian
435-636-3368
tamarian@fs.fed.us 
Description: To authorize grazing on the Brumley Ridge allotment with a five unit, deferred rotation management system with a season of use from 6/06 to 10/19 for 300 head of cattle using an adaptive management strategy. Update the Allotment Mangement Plan.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31575
Location: UNIT - Moab Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - San Juan. The allotment encompasses approximately 16,000 acres of National Forest System lands located about 16 miles southeast of Moab, UT. It is situated on the east slopes of the La Sal Mountains.
Grazing Reauthorization Gooseberry C&H Allotment
EA
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 09/30/2010  06/2011 Tina Marian
435-636-3368
tamarian@fs.fed.us 
Description: Evaulte the reissuance of Term Grazing Permits for the allotment area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31580
Location: UNIT - Monticello Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - San Juan. North Elk Ridge.
La Sal Mines Complex
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:07/2011  07/2011 Joel Nowak
435-636-3364
joelnowak@fs.fed.us 
Description: Denison Mines submitted a Plan of Operations Amendment for four underground uranium mines, known as the La Sal Mines Complex, to the BLM and Forest Service for approval. The BLM will act as lead agency with the Forest Service as a cooperating agency
Location: UNIT - Moab Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - Section 5, T29S R 25E. Located approximately 3 miles east of La Sal.
Lackey Basin Aspen Restoration Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Land management planning  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/24/2010 
Expected:03/2011
 
05/2011 Barb Smith
435-259-7155
bsmith06@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribed burn on approximately 3250 acres of aspen, aspen/mixed conifer, and ponderosa pine forest to stimulate regeneration of aspen clones on South Mountain in the La Sals near Moab, UT
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34264
Location: UNIT - Moab Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - T28S, R24E, sections 1, 2, 3, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and T28S, R25E, sections 7 and 18 and T27S, R24E sections 34, 35 and 36. 5 miles north of La Sal, Utah in the Lackey Basin, Pole Canyon and La Sal Creek drainages, La Sal Mountains.
Leach Access Road
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:11/2010  11/2010 Joel Nowak
435-636-3364
joelnowak@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest will be analyzing an existing access road to a private inholding.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29979
Location: UNIT - Moab Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - Section 35, T25S, R24E, SLBM. Willow Basin in the La Sals.
Marcy Claims Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/10/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
10/2010 Dale Harber
435-636-3548
dharber@fs.fed.us 
Description: Utah Energy Corporation proposes to drill 76 uranium exploration holes to a depth of 250-350 feet in the Elk Ridge area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32621
Location: UNIT - Monticello Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - T34S R19E Section 36. Elk Ridge area of the Monticello Ranger District.
Moab Ditch Bill Easement - Beaver Creek
CE
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/24/2008 
Expected:03/2011
 
03/2011 Jerry Bird
801-236-3463
jkbird@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approve application for irrigation & stockwatering easement including operating and maintenance conditions.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=26379
Location: UNIT - Moab Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - T25S, R24E, Section 21. Adobe Mesa.
Moab Ditch Bill Easement - La Sal Creek
CE
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/24/2008 
Expected:03/2011
 
03/2011 Jerry Bird
801-236-3463
jkbird@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approve application for irrigation & stockwatering easement including operating and maintenance conditions.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=26381
Location: UNIT - Moab Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - T28S, R24E, Section 25. Two air miles NE of the City of La Sal.
Moab Ditch Bill Easement - Mason Draw & Springs
CE
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/24/2008 
Expected:03/2011
 
03/2011 Jerry Bird
801-236-3463
jkbird@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approve application for irrigation & stockwatering easement including operating and maintenance conditions.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=26378
Location: UNIT - Moab Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - T26S, R24E Sections 17, 21. Mason Draw.
Moab Ditch Bill Easement - Mill Creek
CE
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/24/2008 
Expected:03/2011
 
03/2011 Jerry Bird
801-236-3463
jkbird@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approve application for irrigation & stockwatering easement including operating and maintenance conditions.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=26382
Location: UNIT - Moab Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - T26S, R24E, Section 29. Southwest of Warner Recreation Site.
Moab Ditch Bill Easements - Horse Gulch
CE
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/24/2008 
Expected:03/2011
 
03/2011 Jerry Bird
801-236-3463
jkbird@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approve application for irrigation & stockwatering easement including operating and maintenance conditions.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=26370
Location: UNIT - Moab Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - T26S, R24E, Section 32. Near Mill Creek Canyon Overlook.
Moab Ditch Bill Easements - Two Mile Creek
CE
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/24/2008 
Expected:03/2011
 
03/2011 Jerry Bird
801-236-3463
jkbird@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approve application for irrigation & stockwatering easement including operating and maintenance conditions.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=26376
Location: UNIT - Moab Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - T28S, R25E, Section 3. Boundary of State and National Forest Land.
Moab Ditch Bill Easements - Upper La Sal Creek
CE
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/24/2008 
Expected:03/2011
 
03/2011 Jerry Bird
801-236-3463
jkbird@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approve application for irrigation & stockwatering easement including operating and maintenance conditions.
Location: UNIT - Moab Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - T28S, R25E, Section 7. La Sal Creek, North of Doe Creek.
Monticello Ditch Bill Easement - North Creek
CE
- Land ownership management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jerry Bird
801-236-3463
jkbird@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approve application for irrigation and stockwatering easement including operating and maintenance conditions.
Location: UNIT - Monticello Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - T33S, R23E, Section 28. Near NF land Forest Boundary off of FS Rd 129.
Monticello Ditch Bill Easement - North Montezuma Creek
CE
- Land ownership management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jerry Bird
801-236-3463
jkbird@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approve application for irrigation and stockwatering easement including operating and maintenance conditions.
Location: UNIT - Monticello Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - T33S, R23E, Section 29. About 1/2 mile N of Dalton Spring and the trailhead of the Trail Canyon Trail.
Monticello Ditch Bill Easement - S FK of N Montezuma Cr
CE
- Land ownership management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jerry Bird
801-236-3463
jkbird@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approve application for irrigation & stockwatering easement including operating and maintenance conditions.
Location: UNIT - Monticello Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - T34S, R23E, Section 17. Junction of FS Rd 087 and FS Rd 357 about 1/4 mi S Gold Queen Basin.
Monticello Ditch Bill Easement - Verdure Creek
CE
- Land ownership management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jerry Bird
801-236-3463
jkbird@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approve application for irrigation & stockwatering easement including operating and maintenance.
Location: UNIT - Monticello Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - T34S, R23E, Section 27. About 1 and 1/2 mile E of Blue Mtn Ranch off Verdure Creek.
Monticello Ditch Bill Easement - Harts Draw
CE
- Land ownership management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jerry Bird
801-236-3463
jkbird@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approve application for irrigation & stockwatering easement including operating and maintenance conditions.
Location: UNIT - Monticello Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - T33S, R22E, Sections 14 and 23. Near Harts Draw Canyonland.
Monticello Ditch Bill Easement - SE Fk Indian Cr, Dry Wash Resv, Johnson Cr
CE
- Land ownership management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jerry Bird
801-236-3463
jkbird@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approve application for irrigation & stockwatering easement including operating and maintenance conditons.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=25321
Location: UNIT - Monticello Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - T34S, R22E, Sections 8 and 30; T35S, R22E, Section 16. Near Aspen Flat Trail head; Dry Wash Resv 2 mi S of Cliff Dwellings; Johnson Cr off FS Rd 401.
Nizhoni Forest Restoration Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/03/2010 
Expected:03/2011
 
05/2011 Tyko Isaacson
435-260-2092
tisaacso@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restore Ponderosa Pine in Nizohni Fire area (2002). Fire and/or mechanical treatments will proceed manual planting to create openings in suitable areas for planting of Ponderosa Pine, reduce vegetative fuels and diversify age and size structure.
Location: UNIT - Monticello Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - T34S, R22E and T35S, R22E SLM. San Juan County aproximately 9 air miles north of Blanding Utah in the Abajo Mountains.
Reissue Special Use Permits for Moab/Monticello Ranger Districts
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Joel Nowak
435-636-3364
joelnowak@fs.fed.us 
Description: Permits will expire this year and permittees have or intend to submit an application for reissuance.
Location: UNIT - Moab Ranger District, Monticello Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Grand, San Juan. Approximately six permits spread through the Moab/Monticello Ranger District.
South Paradox Grazing Reauthorization
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:04/2011  06/2011 Tina Marian
435-636-3368
tamarian@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of the proposal is to manage livestock grazing in a manner that meets or moves towards the desired conditions defined in the 1986 Manti-La Sal National Forest Land & Resource Management Plan (Forest Plan).
Location: UNIT - Moab Ranger District. STATE - Colorado, Utah. COUNTY - Montrose, San Juan. The South Paradox allotment encompasses approximately 25,000 acres of National Forest System lands located about 40 miles southeast of Moab, UT and about 4 miles west of Paradox, CO. It is situated o.
Utah Energy Uranium Exploration - Blue Jay Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/23/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
10/2010 Dale Harber
435-636-3548
dharber@fs.fed.us 
Description: Utah Energy Corporation proposes to drill 64 exploration holes to a depth of 250-350 feet in the previously explored area near Woodenshoe.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32620
Location: UNIT - Monticello Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - T36S R18E Section 15. Southern Elk Ridge portion of the Monticello Ranger District.
Utah Energy Uranium Exploration - Marcy Look Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/12/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
10/2010 Dale Harber
435-636-3548
dharber@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Manti-La Sal National Forest, Moab/Monticello Ranger District, proposes to authorize Utah Energy Corporation to drill up to 76 exploration holes in their Marcy Look project area. The area is located on unpatented mining claims on Elk Ridge.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32659
Location: UNIT - Monticello Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - Unpatented mining claims located within Sec. 31, T34S, R20E. Marcy Look Project - south of Duck Lake on Elk Ridge.
Valley View Mine Reclamation Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/19/2009 
Expected:03/2011
 
07/2011 Karl Boyer
435-636-3551
kboyer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reclamation would be accomplished by removal of surface structures, closure of adits and shafts, removal of debris, recontouring, and revegetation. Heavy equipment required would be a backhoe, front end loader, bulldozer, and dump truck.
Location: UNIT - Moab Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Montrose. LEGAL - Montrose County, Colorado, T 48 N, R 19 W, S2NE4 Section 7, NMPM. Montrose County, Colorado, T 48 N, R 19 W, S2NE4 Section 7, NMPM. Access to the site is by taking FDR 0378 to FDR 4134.
Verizon Wireless Building and Tower on Bald Mesa
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2010 
Expected:10/2010  10/2010 Joel Nowak
435-636-3364
joelnowak@fs.fed.us 
Description: Verizon Wireless proposes to build a new tower and building with associated equipment on Bald Mesa Communications Site.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32618
Location: UNIT - Moab Ranger District, Monticello Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - T26S R24E Section 19. Bald Mesa Communications Site located on the Moab Ranger District.
Vision Mine Reclamation Project
CE
- Land management planning  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/18/2009 
Expected:07/2011
 
08/2011 Karl Boyer
435-636-3551
kboyer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Close and reclaim an abandoned uranium mine.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=28942
Location: UNIT - Moab Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Grand, San Juan. LEGAL - T 27 N, R 23 E, Section 35, NE 1/4, SLBM. Located approximately 15 miles SE of Moab.
Williams Spring Development
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2010 
Expected:10/2010  11/2010 Joel Nowak
435-636-3364
joelnowak@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest will be analyzing a proposed spring development for culinary water near Geyser Pass.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29978
Location: UNIT - Moab Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - Section 6, T27S, R25E SLBM. Approximately 1 mile east of Geyser Pass and 1 mile south of Mt. Tomasaki in the La Sals.
Willow Basin Wildland-Urban Interface Fuels Treatment Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 10/03/2010  10/2010 Greg Montgomery
435-636-3348
gmontgomery@fs.fed.us 
Description: Mechanical (ground-based fecon head machinery and chainsaw) thinning with prescribed burning within the Willow Basin Wildland-Urban Interface area adjacent to private lands. Gambel oak, PJ and ponderosa pine. 1000 acres of 1725 acre project area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r4/mantilasal/projects/
Location: UNIT - Moab Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - T25S, R24E and T25S, R25E, SLM. NW corner of the Moab Ranger District adjacent to the north boundary of the Willow Basin private inholding.
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Manti-Lasal National Forest,   Sanpete Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Grazing Reauthorization Lake Fork C&H Allotment
EA
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 09/30/2010  05/2011 Karlton Moss
435-636-3304
kmoss@fs.fed.us 
Description: Evaluate reissuance of Term Grazing Permits on the Allotment
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=28435
Location: UNIT - Sanpete Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Utah. LEGAL - 2 miles east of Thistle. Lake Fork.
Sanpete Ranger District Ditch Bill Easement - Staker Creek
CE
- Land ownership management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jerry Bird
801-236-3463
jkbird@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approve application for irrigation & stockwatering easement including operation and maintenance conditions.
Location: UNIT - Sanpete Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sanpete. LEGAL - T15S R6E Section 6. 3 miles west of Millers Flat Reservoir.
Skyline Tractor Salvage
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/02/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
11/2010 Michael Scottorn
435-636-3327
mscottorn@fs.fed.us 
Description: Salvage dead Engelmann spruce on 205 acres to remove all merchantable Engelmann spruce 10 inches Diameter at Breast Height (DBH) and greater, with the exception of wildlife snags, using ground-based systems and aerial (cable) systems.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31487
Location: UNIT - Sanpete Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sanpete. LEGAL - Township 19 South, Range 4 East, Sections 15, 16, 28, 29 and Township 20 South, Range 4 East, Sections 4, 5, 8, and 9. Skyline Tractor Salvage Project area is located 12 miles east of Mayfield, Utah.
Sunroc Plan of Operation, Chicken Creek Surface Gypsum Mine
EIS
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 08/01/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
08/2011 Karl Boyer
435-636-3551
kboyer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Sunroc has submitted a Plan of Operation for the Chicken Creek on their locatable mining claims. The Forest Service must evaluate the plan and decide whether or not additional mitigations are needed to protect non-mineral resources.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=25520
Location: UNIT - Sanpete Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Juab. LEGAL - Section 34, 33, T14S, R1E and Section 4, T15 S, R1E, SLB&M. Approximately 2 miles East of Levan, Utah.
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