Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2021 to 06/30/2021
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.
Report Contents (click to jump to a section) :
Projects Occurring Nationwide
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,  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,  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

           *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed  Actual: 11/28/2012  01/2013 Susan Ellsworth
775-355-5313
susanellsworth@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. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Nationwide.
Locatable Mining Rule - 36 CFR 228, subpart A.
EIS

           *UPDATED*
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 09/13/2018
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 03/2021 
Expected:12/2021
 
12/2021 Sarah Shoemaker
907-586-7886
sarahshoemaker@fs.fed.us 
Description: The U.S. Department of Agriculture proposes revisions to its regulations at 36 CFR 228, Subpart A governing locatable minerals operations on National Forest System lands.A draft EIS & proposed rule should be available for review/comment in late 2020
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57214
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. LEGAL - Not Applicable. These regulations apply to all NFS lands open to mineral entry under the US mining laws. More Information is available at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/science-technology/geology/minerals/locatable-minerals/current-revisions.
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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:
Objection Period Legal Notice 08/02/2019 
Expected:12/2020
 
01/2021 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, 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, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming. COUNTY - Jackson, Moffat, Routt, Adams, Blaine, Bonneville, Camas, Caribou, Cassia, Elmore, Fremont, Madison, 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 04/2021 
Expected:04/2023  05/2023 Kyle Beagley
435-636-3504
kyle.beagley@usda.gov 
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,   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
Cabin Hollow Quarry
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Facility management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/21/2020 
Expected:12/2020
 
06/2021 Karl Boyer
435-636-3551
karl.boyer@usda.gov 
Description: Cabin Hollow Quarry is located in T12S, R5E, E1/2, Sec. 35, Salt Lake Meridian, Sanpete County, Utah, 0.54 miles from Skyline Drive by access road. Total disturbed area associated with this project will be less than 5 acres.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59154
Location: UNIT - Ferron Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sanpete. LEGAL - T12S, R5E, E1/2, Sec. 35, Salt Lake Meridian, Sanpete County, Utah. Elevation at the proposed quarry ranges between 9,015-9,116 feet. The project site is located on an east facing slope that is part of the uplands forming the watershed of Cabin Hollow.
Mahogany Point Wildlife Habitat Improvement Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 02/05/2021  06/2021 Timothy Kennedy
435-636-3519
timothy.kennedy@usda.gov 
Description: The Manti-La Sal National Forest (Forest Service) proposes to improve priority habitat management areas (PHMA) for greater sage-grouse and big game (elk and deer) key and general winter range (KWR and GWR) & reduce wildland fire risk.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59047
Location: UNIT - Ferron Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Emery. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The proposed project is located in Emery County, Utah, approximately 4 miles west of the town of Orangeville in the North Horn Mountain area.
North End Range Improvements
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/08/2021
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 04/2021 
Expected:07/2021
 
04/2022 Mark Chamberlain
435-636-3585
mark.chamberlain@usda.gov 
Description: Construction of four water collection structures with storage structures, pipelines, and troughs. Also construction of two livestock sorting corrals
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59451
Location: UNIT - Ferron Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Carbon, Emery. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Located on the Northeast portion of the Ferron Price Ranger District.
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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
Beaver Creek Restoration Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/08/2021 
Expected:08/2021
 
09/2021 Daniel Lay
435-636-3547
daniel.c.lay@usda.gov 
Description: This project will restore a stream crossing to it's original form, as well as provide more suitable fish and riparian habitat. We will use multiple methods to restore fish habitat, riparian vegetation, and water quality/quantity.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59612
Location: UNIT - Moab Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - Sections 4, 5, and 9 of Township 28 South, Range 25 East. Southeastern portion of the La Sal Mountains. Approximately 6.5 miles NE of La Sal town.
Geyser Pass Improvements Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/13/2020
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 02/2021 
Expected:05/2021
 
10/2021 Francisco Castillo
435-636-3336
francisco.j.castillo@usda.gov 
Description: To improve accessibility to trailheads (Trans La Sa, Clark Lake, and Geyser Pass) along the Geyser Pass Road and to widen the Upper Geyser Pass Road (NFS Road 50071) from Gold Basin Junction to Geyser Pass Trailhead from 18 to 20 feet.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58337
Location: UNIT - Moab Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - Located within the Mount Tukuhnikivatz Quad and Sections 1, 2, 3, and 5 of Township 27 South, Range 24 East. This project is located at the Trans La Sal Trailhead and along the Geyser Pass Road (NFS road 50071) from the junction of the Gold Basin Road and Geyser Pass Trailhead.
Harpole Mesa Sagebrush Habitat Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 01/25/2021  08/2021 Barb Smith
435-259-7155
barb.smith@usda.gov 
Description: The Harpole Mesa Sagebrush Restoration Project is proposed to improve winter range habitat for big game (mule deer and elk) and to reduce the continuity of vegetative fuels.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59157
Location: UNIT - Moab Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - T25S, R24E, sec 31. T26S, R24E, sec 5&6 . The treatment is proposed on 204 acres of NFS lands on Harpole Mesa, along the La Sal Loop Road above Castle Valley on the north side of the La Sal Mountains.
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Manti-La Sal 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
Wales Canyon Trailhead Parking
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/05/2021 
Expected:04/2021
 
05/2021 Tara Carver
435-636-3328
tara.carver@usda.gov 
Description: The purpose of this project is to provide a staging point for OHV use, alleviating some of the traffic congestion currently experienced at the bottom of Maple Canyon as OHV riders stage from that location.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59623
Location: UNIT - Sanpete Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sanpete. LEGAL - T15 S, R2E, NW ? of Section 25, Salt Lake Meridian, Sanpete County, Utah. The Wales Canyon Parking Area project is located just west of Wales, Utah adjacent to National Forest System Roads (NFSR) 50101 and 50127, in T15 S, R2E, NW ? of Section 25, Salt Lake Meridian, Sanpete County, Utah (see attached project maps).
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