Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2019 to 09/30/2019
Manti-La Sal 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 in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Manti-La Sal National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Manti-La Sal National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Manti-La Sal National Forest,  FERRON RANGER DISTRICT (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Manti-La Sal National Forest,  MOAB RANGER DISTRICT (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Manti-La Sal National Forest,  MONTICELLO RANGER DISTRICT (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Amendments to Land Management Plans Regarding Sage-grouse Conservation
EIS
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 11/21/2017
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 06/2018 
Expected:01/2019
 
02/2019 John Shivik
801-625-5667
johnashivik@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service is considering amending its land management plans to address new and evolving issues arising since implementing sage-grouse plans in 2015. This project is in cooperation with the USDI Bureau of Land Management.
Web Link:  https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r4/home/?cid=stelprd3843381
Location: UNIT - Ashley National Forest All Units, Boise National Forest All Units, Bridger-Teton National Forest All Units, Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest All Units, Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest All Units, Dixie National Forest All Units, Fishlake National Forest All Units, Salmon-Challis National Forest All Units, Sawtooth National Forest All Units, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest All Units, Manti-La Sal National Forest All Units, Caribou-Targhee National Forest All Units, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache All Units. STATE - Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming. COUNTY - Jackson, Moffat, Routt, Adams, Blaine, Bonneville, Camas, Caribou, Cassia, Elmore, Fremont, Madison, Beaverhead, Deer Lodge, Churchill, Clark, Elko, Eureka, Humboldt, Lincoln, Nye, Pershing, Washoe, White Pine, 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, Platte, Sublette, Teton, Weston, Albany, Campbell, Carbon, Converse, Crook, Laramie, Lincoln, Natrona, Niobrara. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Sagebrush lands in National Forests of Nevada, Utah, southern Idaho, southwest Montana, southwest & south-central Wyoming and northern Colorado.
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Manti-La Sal 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
Manti-La Sal National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan
EIS

           *UPDATED*
- Land management planning  Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 11/2019 
Expected:12/2021  01/2022 Tami Conner
435-636-3508
mlnfplanrevision@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest Plan Revision. The Manti-La Sal National Forest is in the process of revising its Forest Plan pursuant to the 2012 Planning Rule (36CFR219). For more information, visit http:/bit.do/mlsnfplanningpage
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=50121
Location: UNIT - Manti-La Sal National Forest All Units. STATE - Colorado, Utah. COUNTY - Mesa, Montrose, Carbon, Emery, Grand, Juab, San Juan, Sanpete, Sevier, Utah. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Manti-La Sal National Forest in Central and Southeastern Utah and Western Colorado.
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Manti-La Sal National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Canyons Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 05/28/2019 
Expected:07/2019
 
07/2019 Michael Scottorn
435-283-4151
mscottorn@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest proposes to salvage dead Engelmann spruce trees and implement fuels reduction treatments under HFRA. About 33,500 acres of treatment proposed.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=52899
Location: UNIT - Sanpete Ranger District, Price Ranger District, Ferron Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Carbon, Emery, Sanpete. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Manti-La Sal National Forest - Wasatch Plateau.
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Manti-La Sal National Forest,   FERRON RANGER DISTRICT (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2019 NZ O/G Priority Permit Renewals
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/03/2019 
Expected:06/2019
 
07/2019 Christopher Nichols
435-636-3581
christopher.nichols@usda.gov 
Description: The proposed action would be to authorize soon to expire Outfitter/Guide permits to be renewed for continued Outfitter/Guide (Hunting) Operations. This permits would go into effect in August 2019 prior to the fall hunting season.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56299
Location: UNIT - Ferron Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Carbon, Emery, San Juan, Sanpete, Sevier. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Permits guided hunting for the full Manti-La Sal National Forest administered lands.
Center Six Sheep and Goat Allotments EA
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 02/27/2014 
Expected:09/2019
 
10/2019 Mark Chamberlain
435-636-3585
mwchamberlain@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analyzing effects and sustainability of Sheep grazing on six grazing allotments that are currently being grazed annually.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=45719
Location: UNIT - Ferron Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Carbon, Sanpete. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The project area is located about 18 miles west of Huntington, Utah. It is situated on the east slope of the Wasatch Plateau, extending from Skyline Ridge southeastward to the Millers Flat road.
Horseshoe Quarry
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 05/21/2019  06/2019 Karl Boyer
435-636-3551
kboyer@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed Horseshoe Quarry is located at the northern edge of Horseshoe Flat. Approximately 70,000 yd3 (in-situ bank volume) of Flagstaff Limestone is available within the proposed quarry. Resources will be used to maintain Forest projects.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55630
Location: UNIT - Ferron Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sanpete. LEGAL - Not Applicable. T17S R5E, SW4 NE4 Section 6, San Pete County, Utah. Immediately south of Skyline Drive; approximately 6 miles north of the junction of Skyline Drive and Orangeville-Ephraim Road.
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Manti-La Sal National Forest,   MOAB RANGER DISTRICT (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2019 Spring Land Special-Use Reissuances
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/22/2019  06/2019 Francisco Castillo
435-636-3336
franciscojcastillo@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issuance of a special-use authorization for the Mountain Meadows Powerline.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55573
Location: UNIT - Moab Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - Township 28 South, Range 25 East, Section 22. The special use authorization is North of Old La Sal and provides power to Mountain Meadows.
Recreation Special Use Permits Spring 2019 (5-year Permanent/Priority)
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 04/30/2019  05/2019 Zachary Lowe
435-636-3367
zklowe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issuance of priority 5-year special use permits for recreation including amendments, outfitter and guides permits, and recreation events
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55934
Location: UNIT - Moab Ranger District. STATE - Colorado, Utah. COUNTY - Mesa, Montrose, Grand, San Juan. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Moab and Monticello Ranger Districts of the Manti-La Sal National Forest Service.
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Manti-La Sal National Forest,   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
Bears Ears National Monument Management Plan
EIS

           *UPDATED*
- Land management planning  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 08/17/2018
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 07/2019 
Expected:10/2019
 
10/2019 Christopher Kramb
435-636-3508
ckramb@fs.fed.us 
Description: FS to serve as a co-lead and cooperating agency to the BLM in development of a management plan for the Shash Jaa unit of the BENM
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53580
Location: UNIT - Monticello Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Southern portion of the Monticello Ranger District.
Cottonwood Range Improvements Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 01/17/2018 
Expected:08/2019
 
08/2019 Tina Marian
435-636-3368
tamarian@fs.fed.us 
Description: Upgrade existing or install new range improvements in order to improve livestock distribution and movement on the Cottonwood Allotment. This includes about ? mile of fence with a cattle guard, 7 new stock ponds, and upgrading 3 developed springs
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53213
Location: UNIT - Monticello Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - (Section 4&8 of T34S, R21E; Sections 6, 11, 15,16 of T34S, R20E, Sections 1&12 of T34S, R19E and Section 31&33 of T33S, R20E). approximately 20 miles northwest of Blanding, UT and 20 miles west of Monticello, UT.
Shingle Mill Vegetation Management Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 06/13/2019  07/2019 Barb Smith
435-259-7155
bsmith06@fs.fed.us 
Description: A vegetation management project to address the health, productivity and resiliency of vegetation and soil resources near Monticello, UT. The project is designed for the improvement of wildlife habitat and for fuels reduction.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55892
Location: UNIT - Monticello Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - Located within T33S, R23E SLM sections 33,34 and T34S, R23E sections 3,4,5,8,9,10,15,16,17,20,21,22,27,28,33. The Shingle Mill project is an area of about 10,680 acres in the foothills east and south of Monticello, Utah. It is within the Vega-Montezuma Creek HUC 5 watershed of the San Juan River.
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