Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2012 to 09/30/2012
Manti-Lasal 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, Manti-Lasal National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
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
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 10/2012 
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.
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  Completed  Actual: 03/23/2012  08/2012 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.
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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.
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Manti-Lasal National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
University of Utah Seismograph Stations Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/15/2011 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 Nathan Lewis
435-636-3515
ndlewis@fs.fed.us 
Description: The University of Utah wants to renew their special use permits for operating and maintaining five seismograph stations onto one unified permit.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34732
Location: UNIT - Sanpete Ranger District, Price Ranger District, Ferron Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Carbon, Emery, Sanpete. LEGAL - DBD Sec 25, T17S, R7E; TMU Sec. 35, T17S, R6E; SGU Sec. 1, T19S, R2E; LEVU Sec. 16, T15S, R1E; ELU Sec 36, T13S, R6E. The five seismographs are scattered throughout the northzone of the Manti-La Sal National Forest.
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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  On Hold  N/A  N/A Lannce Sudweeks
435-384-2372
lsudweeks@fs.fed.us 
Description: Evaluation of existing and desired condition for livestock grazing management.
Location: UNIT - Price Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Carbon. 20 miles west of Price, UTah.
Clay Banks, Olsen Bench, Ridley Ridge, and Becks Ridge S&G Grazing Allotments Analysis
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/13/2011 
Expected:08/2012
 
09/2012 Darren Olsen
435-384-2372
dgolsen@fs.fed.us 
Description: In response to the 1995 Rescission Act, the Ferron Ranger District will complete analysis of grazing activities on the Clay Banks, Olsen Bench, Ridley Ridge, and Becks Ridge Sheep & Goat Grazing Allotments.
Location: UNIT - Ferron Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Carbon, Emery. The project area is about 15 miles northwest of Castle Dale, UT; situated on the east slope of the Wasatch Plateau, extending from Skyline Ridge southeastward to Joes Valley Reservoir.
Emery County Boardinghouse Ridge Comm Site Special Use Permit Amendment
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/15/2011 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34714
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
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/15/2011 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34722
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.
Fossil Rock Fuels, LLC Coal Exploration Drilling
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/07/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
04/2012 Joseph DiBenedetto
435-636-3578
jndibenedetto@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fossil Rock Fuels, LLC plans to drill 27 coal exploration borings using helicopter assisted and truck mounted units between 2012 and 1014.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38228
Location: UNIT - Ferron Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Emery. LEGAL - The project location is: S L B & M, Township 17 South and Range 6 East, Sections 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 20, 21, 23, and 24. The project area is located northeast of Joe’s Valley Reservoir and about 10 miles northwest of Orangeville, UT.
Huntington Canyon Trailhead Improvements
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:03/2012  07/2012 Del Orme
435-636-3587
dlorme@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Ferron/Price Ranger District, Manti-La Sal National Forest is proposing improvement of two trailheads, perpetuating dispersed camping at these trailheads, approximately 0.5 miles of non-motorized trail and decommissioning one campsite.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38084
Location: UNIT - Price Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Emery. LEGAL - T15 South, R 7 East, Section 29 (Horse Canyon) and T14 South, R 7 East, Section 31 (Engineer Canyon). Approximately 18 and 22 miles north of Huntington, UT along Utah State Highway 31.
Liberty Pioneer 10-17 Gas Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/07/2012 
Expected:03/2012
 
07/2012 Thomas Lloyd
435-636-3596
twlloyd@fs.fed.us 
Description: Liberty Pioneer submitted an Application to Drill and Surface Use Plan of Operation with the intent to exercise lease rights on the Federal Oil and Gas Lease #UTU-7800 and drill an exploratory well known as Skyline Unit #10-17.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38216
Location: UNIT - Price Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sanpete. LEGAL - NW ¼ SE ¼ of Section 17, Township14 South, Range 6 East, SLB&M. The site is located 25 miles northwest of Huntington, UT along SR 31 in Sanpete County.
Modification to Federal Coal Lease UTU-88554 and UTU-06039 for PacifiCorp
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/07/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
11/2012 Thomas Lloyd
435-636-3596
twlloyd@fs.fed.us 
Description: The BLM Utah State Office notified the MLNF that PacifiCorp applied to modify two federal leases, UTU-88554 and UTU-06039, by adding a total of 1180 acres of unleased federal lands to the existing leases.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38199
Location: UNIT - Ferron Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Emery. LEGAL - Located in sections 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, & 27, T. 16 S., R. 6 E., SLB&M. The two lease modification areas are located about 15 miles northwest of Orangeville, UT.
PacifiCorp Des-Bee-Dove Mine Power Line Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/15/2011 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34728
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 Trough Springs Ridge Comm Site Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/15/2011 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34731
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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Shalom Fuels Project
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/14/2010
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 06/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
03/2012 Michael Scottorn
435-636-3327
mscottorn@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project purpose is to salvage dead Engelmann spruce and treat fuels on approximately 5700 acres, using mechanical equipment and prescribed fire, construct 30 miles of temporary road and improve ingress and egress in Little Swens Canyon.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35027
Location: UNIT - Price Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Carbon, Emery, Sanpete. LEGAL - T.13S.R.6E.Sec2,3,4,5,8,9,10,11,13,14,15,16,17,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,32,33,34,35,36T.14S.R.6E.Sec1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,22,23,24,25,26,27.T.14S.R.7E.Sec7,17,18,19,20,29,30,3. Price Ranger District approximately 24 air miles west of Price Utah.
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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
Blanding City Water Line Replacement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2012 
Expected:07/2012  08/2012 Joel Nowak
435-636-3364
joelnowak@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Manti La-Sal NF is proposing to allow the City of Blanding Utah to replace an aging main 8 inch waterline with a new 12 inch poly pipe line and repair or replace the diversion and other needed items in their existing right-of-way.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39134
Location: UNIT - Monticello Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - Sections 28, 29, 32, and 33, of T34S, R22E; Sections 5, 8, and 17 of T35S, R22E. Project located approximately 6 miles north of Blanding Utah.
Carroll Access Road
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Joel Nowak
435-636-3364
joelnowak@fs.fed.us 
Description: Landowner needs access into private inholding.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.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.
La Sal Mines Complex
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/22/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
11/2011 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
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34565
Location: UNIT - Moab Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - Section 5, T29S R 25E. Located approximately 3 miles east of La Sal.
La Sal and Chicken Creek C&H Allotments Grazing Reauthorization
EA
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2012 
Expected:06/2012  05/2013 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 - San Juan. The La Sal and Chicken Creek allotments encompass approximately 29,100 acres of National Forest System lands located just north of La Sal, UT and about 30 miles southeast of Moab, UT.
Lackey Basin Aspen Restoration Project
CE
- 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/nepa_project_exp.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/nepa_project_exp.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/nepa_project_exp.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:06/2011
 
06/2011 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/nepa_project_exp.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:06/2011
 
06/2011 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/nepa_project_exp.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:06/2011
 
06/2011 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/nepa_project_exp.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:06/2011
 
06/2011 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/nepa_project_exp.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:06/2011
 
06/2011 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/nepa_project_exp.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:06/2011
 
06/2011 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/nepa_project_exp.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:06/2011
 
06/2011 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/nepa_project_exp.php?project=26374
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.
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.
Utah Energy Uranium Exploration - Marcy Look Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/12/2010 
Expected:10/2011
 
01/2012 Joel Nowak
435-636-3364
joelnowak@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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Vision Mine & Valley View Mine Closure Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/09/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
05/2012 Karl Boyer
435-636-3551
kboyer@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to proceed with the closure of adits and shafts either by installation of bat grates or by emplacement of polyurethane foam (PUF) plugs and reseeding to promote revegetation.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38118
Location: UNIT - Moab Ranger District. STATE - Colorado, Utah. COUNTY - Montrose, San Juan. LEGAL - Vision Mine: T 27 N R 23 E, SWNENE Section 35, SLBM. Valley View Mine: T 48 N, R 19 W, S2NE4 Section 7, NMPM. Vision Mine: San Juan County, Utah, 15 miles southeast of Moab, UT. Valley View Mine: Montrose County, Colorado, 2 miles southeast of Buckeye Reservoir.
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/nepa_project_exp.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.
West Mountain Irrigation Ditch and Pipe
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/19/2012 
Expected:02/2012
 
04/2012 Joel Nowak
435-636-3364
joelnowak@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Monticello District proposes to approve an existing ditch and a proposed 6 inch above-ground pipe in connection with two inholdings within the forest.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38077
Location: UNIT - Monticello Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - Sections 26 and 27, T34S, R21E. Approximately 15 miles northwest of Blanding, Utah in the southcentral part of the Monticello Ranger District.
Williams Spring Development
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/02/2012 
Expected:03/2012
 
06/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
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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
Maple Canyon Campground Improvements
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/20/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
06/2012 Jedidiah Hancock
435-636-3328
jhancock02@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project proposes to create two more single family campsites, improve one existing site, and increase day use parking to accomodate five more vehicles.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38093
Location: UNIT - Sanpete Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sanpete. LEGAL - Township 14 South, Range 2 East, Section 34. Maple Canyon Campground located five miles west of Foutain Green, UT.
Mayfield Olsen Canyon Spring Development and Water Transmission Line Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/15/2011 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 Nathan Lewis
435-636-3515
ndlewis@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Town of Mayfield wants a special use permit renewed for the operation and maintenance of Olsen Canyon Spring Development and Water Transmission Line for the purpose of transporting culinary water.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34744
Location: UNIT - Sanpete Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sanpete. LEGAL - Section 11, T20S, R2E of the Salt Lake principal meridian. Approximately three miles east of Mayfield, Utah near Twelvemile Canyon.
Sanpete County Horseshoe Electronic Site Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/15/2011 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 Nathan Lewis
435-636-3515
ndlewis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Sanpete County Sheriff Search and Rescue want a special use permit renewed to operate and maintain electronic communication equipment on the Horseshoe Electronic Comm Site for emergency services.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34743
Location: UNIT - Sanpete Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sanpete. LEGAL - Section 15, T17S, R4E of the Salt Lake principal meridian. Nine air miles east of Ephraim, UT.
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.
Spring City Municipal Corporation Water Transmission Pipeline Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/15/2011 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 Nathan Lewis
435-636-3515
ndlewis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Spring City Municipal Corporation wants a special use permit renewed to operate and maintain five spring collection areas and associated water transmission pipelines.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34749
Location: UNIT - Sanpete Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sanpete. LEGAL - Sec 1, 12, and 13, T16S, R4E of the Salt Lake principal meridian. Located approximately three miles east of Spring City, UT in Spring City Canyon.
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 06/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 Karl Boyer
435-636-3551
kboyer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Sunroc has submitted a Plan of Operation for the Chicken Creek Gypsum Mine 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Twelvemile Canyon Landslide Mitigation
EA
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:06/2012  07/2012 Joseph DiBenedetto
435-636-3515
ndlewis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Sanpete Water Conservancy District has applied for a special use permit to stabilize landslide areas and streambanks in an effort to reduce the concentration of suspended sediment in Twelvemile Creek for the benefit of local irrigation companies.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38862
Location: UNIT - Sanpete Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sanpete. LEGAL - Townships 19 and 20 South, Range 3 East, Salt Lake Meridian. The project area is located up Twelvemile Canyon, approximately 10 miles east of Mayfield, UT.
Utah DWR Deep Lake Reservoir Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/15/2011 
Expected:07/2012
 
08/2012 Nathan Lewis
435-636-3515
ndlewis@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Utah DWR wants a special use permit reissued to them for Deep Lake
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34736
Location: UNIT - Sanpete Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sanpete. LEGAL - Section 36, T19S, R3E of the Salt Lake principal meridian. Deep Lake is located in Twelvemile Canyon not far from Skyline Drive.
Utah DWR Shingle Mill Reservoir Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/15/2011 
Expected:07/2012
 
08/2012 Nathan Lewis
435-636-3515
ndlewis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) wants a special use permit renewed for the operation and maintenance of Shingle Mill Reservoir and dam for the purposes of maintaining a public fishery.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34745
Location: UNIT - Sanpete Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sanpete. LEGAL - Section 6, T20S, R4E of the Salt Lake principal meridian. Approximately twenty miles east of Mayfield, Utah at the head of Twelvemile Canyon.
Wasatch Academy Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/15/2011 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 Nathan Lewis
435-636-3515
ndlewis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Wasatch Academy wants a special use permit renewed to operate and maintain a day use environmental science classroom.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34750
Location: UNIT - Sanpete Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sanpete. LEGAL - Sec 23, T13S, R5E of the Salt Lake principal meridian. Located approximately twenty miles east of Fairview, Utah in Fairview Canyon.
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