Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.

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- R1 - Northern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
- Idaho Panhandle National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Idaho Panhandle National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Idaho Panhandle National Forest, Avery Ranger District
- Idaho Panhandle National Forest, Bonners Ferry Ranger District
- Idaho Panhandle National Forest, Fernan Ranger District
- Idaho Panhandle National Forest, Priest Lake Ranger District
- Idaho Panhandle National Forest, Sandpoint Ranger District
- Idaho Panhandle National Forest, St. Maries Ranger District


R1 - Northern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
The Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail Comprehensive Plan
EA
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2017
Expected: 06/2020 07/2020 Rebecca Riegle
989-724-9381
rriegle@fs.fed.us
Description: The Comprehensive Plan will develop administrative and management goals, objectives and practices for public lands in Forest Service Regions 1 and Regions 6.
Web Link: https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=52259
Location: UNIT - Bonners Ferry Ranger District, Priest Lake Ranger District, Glacier View Ranger District, Rexford Ranger District, Fortine Ranger District, Three Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Idaho, Montana. COUNTY - Bonner, Boundary, Flathead, Glacier, Lincoln. LEGAL - Not Applicable The trail begins at the Continental Divide in Glacier National Park and travels 1,200 miles through 7 National Forests, 3 National Parks, BLM, state, tribal, municipal and private lands in MT, ID, WA.
Idaho Panhandle National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest) R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
IPNF Noxious Weed Treatment Project
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
10/28/2011
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
12/2017
Expected: 05/2018 06/2018 Karl Dekome
208-765-7479
kdekome@fs.fed.us
Description: Management of non-native invasive plant species utilizing herbicides, biological control agents, cultural and mechanical methods for weed control.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36183
Location: UNIT - Idaho Panhandle National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho, Montana, Washington. COUNTY - Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Kootenai, Latah, Shoshone, Lincoln, Sanders, Pend Oreille. LEGAL - Not Applicable Various locations across the forest
Idaho Panhandle National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide) R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
"Coeur d' Alene" Basin Natural Resource Restoration Plan
EIS
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
11/10/2016
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
11/2017
Expected: 11/2017 07/2018 Jeffrey Johnson
208-765-7442
jkjohnson@fs.fed.us
Description: Restore, rehabilitate, replace, and/or acquire the equivalent of the injured natural resources in the Coeur d'Alene Basin as a result of the release of hazardous mining wastes.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42612
Location: UNIT - Wallace Ranger District, Avery Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Benewah, Kootenai, Shoshone. LEGAL - Not Applicable Coeur d'Alene Lake Basin - including the Coeur d'Alene River (North Fork, South Fork, and main stem), the St. Joe River, Lake Coeur d'Alene, and the Upper Spokane River.
Idaho Panhandle National Forests Fire Recovery Reforestation Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2017
Expected: 02/2018 04/2018 Elisa Stamm
208-765-7418
elisastamm@fs.fed.us
Description: Implement site preparation where needed and plant rust-resistant white pine, western larch, ponderosa pine, or white bark pine on appropriate sites severely burned in the wildfires of 2015.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51252
Location: UNIT - Wallace Ranger District, Avery Ranger District, Fernan Ranger District, St. Maries Ranger District, Sandpoint Ranger District, Priest Lake Ranger District. STATE - Idaho, Washington. COUNTY - Bonner, Kootenai, Shoshone, Pend Oreille. LEGAL - Not Applicable Within the Tower, Grizzly, Marble and Scotchman's Peak fire perimeters.
Selkirk Mountain Range Winter Travel Plan
EIS
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Erick Walker
775-884-8120
ewalker02@fs.fed.us
Description: Travel management plan for motorized winter recreation use within the Selkirk Mountain Range on the Bonners Ferry, Priest Lake Ranger District and Sandpoint Ranger District.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=15349
Location: UNIT - Sandpoint Ranger District, Bonners Ferry Ranger District, Priest Lake Ranger District. STATE - Idaho, Washington. COUNTY - Bonner, Boundary, Pend Oreille. LEGAL - Not Applicable Priest Lake, Sandpoint, and Bonners Ferry Ranger Districts
Idaho Panhandle National Forest, Avery Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Halfway Malin
EA
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
In Progress
Comment Period
05/10/2017
Expected: 12/2017 05/2018 Lynette Myhre
208-245-2531
lmyhre@fs.fed.us
Description: Vegetation management and watershed improvement including timber harvest, road construction, road storage & decommissioning, prescribed burning, culvert removal, tree planting, and travel management changes to address elk security.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46130
Location: UNIT - Avery Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - Sections 9-11, 15-17, 19-22 T45N, R7E, BM Bottle Creek, Tin Can Creek, and Malin Creek Drainages north of the St. Joe River on the St. Joe Ranger District
Route of the Hiawatha: Reissuance 20 Year Special Use Permit
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/02/2016
Expected: 10/2017 01/2018 Tracy Gravelle
(208)245-6207(A)
tgravelle@fs.fed.us
Description: Route of the Hiawatha 20 year permit.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49330
Location: UNIT - Avery Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - Not Applicable East portal to Pearson trailhead, including shuttle services on Roads 326, 456, and 506
Upper St. Joe Aquatic Restoration Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/23/2017
Est. Comment Period
11/2017
Expected: 05/2018 07/2018 Lisa Hawdon
208-245-6045
lhawdon@fs.fed.us
Description: Improve stream habitat quality for bull trout, a threatened species and to restore aquatic ecosystem function.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52041
Location: UNIT - Avery Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - Not Applicable St. Joe watershed upstream from the confluence of Simmons Creek and the St. Joe River, including Simmons Creek. The project area drains over 205 square miles and is completely within Shoshone County.
Idaho Panhandle National Forest, Bonners Ferry Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bog Creek Road Project
EIS
- Road management In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
02/06/2013
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
11/2017
Expected: 05/2018 07/2018 Shanda Dekome
208-765-7238
sdekome@fs.fed.us
Description: Providing safe east-west access across the Selkirk Mtns for U.S. Border Patrol agents by repairing and maintaining portions of the Bog Creek Road (Forest Roads 1013 and 2450).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41296
Location: UNIT - Bonners Ferry Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boundary. LEGAL - T65N, R4W, Sections 8, 9, 10, 15, 17, 19 and T65N, R5W, Section 24, B.M. Selkirk Mountains of northern Idaho within 2 miles of the Canadian border.
Boulder Creek Restoration Project
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/09/2016
Est. Comment Period
10/2017
Expected: 06/2018 10/2018 Douglas Nishek
208-267-6765
dnishek@fs.fed.us
Description: Ecosystem restoration in various forest types. Project purposes include reducing sediment to Boulder Creek and protecting emergency communication equipment on Black Mountain from wildfire.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44066
Location: UNIT - Bonners Ferry Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boundary. LEGAL - Federal lands in all or portions of: T61N, R2E, Sections 1-2, 11-13, 20-36. T61N, R3E, Sections 5-9, 16-22, 27-34. T60N, R2E, Sect. 1-36. T60N, R3E, Sect. 3-9, 16-20, 29-30. T59N, R2E, Sect. 4,BM The Boulder Creek project is located on federally managed lands in the Boulder Creek Watershed and includes the drainages east of Katka peak.
Camp Dawson
CE
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2017
Expected: 08/2018 06/2019 Barry Phillips
208-765-7248
barryphillips@fs.fed.us
Description: Vegetation treatment to reduce the risk or extent of, or increase resilience to insect or disease infestation; reduce wildfire risk to the local communities and surrounding federal lands; and protect critical infrastructure and primary egress routes
Location: UNIT - Bonners Ferry Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boundary. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Camp Dawson project area is located approximately 3.5 miles west of Copeland, ID. The majority of the project area is south of Highway 95, but a small parcel lies north of Highway 95.
Elk Mountain Farms Water Diversion and Transmission Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Joseph Holzinger
208-765-7279
jholzinger@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a Special Use Permit for maintenance and use of an existing water system.
Location: UNIT - Bonners Ferry Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boundary. LEGAL - Section 22, T64N, R1W, B.M. Fisher Creek drainage.
Robin Hood
CE
- Fuels management
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2017
Expected: 06/2018 03/2019 Barry Phillips
208-765-7248
barryphillips@fs.fed.us
Description: Vegetation management to reduce the risk or extent of, or increase resilience to, insect or disease infestation; Reduce wildfire risk to the local communities and surrounding federal lands; Protect critical infrastructure and primary egress routes.
Location: UNIT - Bonners Ferry Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boundary. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Robin Hood project area is located west and southwest of Eastport, in Boundary County, Idaho. The north boundary of the project area is adjacent to the US-Canada border.
Idaho Panhandle National Forest, Fernan Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Elk Mountain Tungsten
CE
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A Timothy Sadler
208-765-7206
tjsadler@fs.fed.us
Description: Brushing existing trenches and access roads, performing geophysical surveys and geochemical surveys.
Location: UNIT - Fernan Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Kootenai. LEGAL - T49N, R2W, Sections 7, 8, 17, 18, B.M. Beauty Creek drainage, west of Elk Mountain, near Mineral Ridge
Lone Mountain Administrative Site Land Sale
EA
- Land ownership management In Progress
Comment Period
11/06/2015
Expected: 11/2017 12/2017 Todd Chaponot
208-769-3002
tachaponot@fs.fed.us
Description: The Idaho Panhandle National Forests proposes to sell approximately 136 acres of undeveloped lands within the Lone Mountain Seed Orchard administrative site, approximately 20 mi. north of Coeur d'Alene, no longer needed for seed orchard development.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47431
Location: UNIT - Fernan Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Kootenai. LEGAL - E1/2NE1/4 and E1/2W1/2NE1/4 Section 27, T. 53 N., R. 4 W., Boise Meridian Lone Mountain Seed Orchard
Potter's Wheel
EA

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- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Watershed management
In Progress
Comment Period
10/19/2017
Expected: 09/2018 09/2018 Will Young
208-769-3053
wtyoung@fs.fed.us
Description: Activities are proposed to establish/maintain stand structure and species composition, improve water quality/aquatic habitats, and provide forest products that contribute to a sustainable supple of timber products from NFS lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52130
Location: UNIT - Fernan Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Kootenai, Shoshone. LEGAL - T52N R1W Sec.31,36; T51N R1W Sec.6,7,18,19,30,31; T51N R1E Sec. 5,8,17,18,20,24-28,29,32-34; T52N R1E Sec. 21-24,28,32,33; T51N R2E Sec. 19,4; T52N R2E Sec. 20-22,27,33; Boise Meridian. Project area is located approx. 35 mi. NE of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, running north-south from Magee Historic Site to Skull Saddle and east-west from Grassy Mountain to Cascade Spur.
Idaho Panhandle National Forest, Priest Lake Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Hanna Flats GNA
CE
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/13/2017
Expected: 02/2018 01/2019 David Cobb
208-443-6854
dcobb@fs.fed.us
Description: Activities include forest vegetation management and hazardous fuel reduction, including timber harvest, temporary road construction, road maintenance, prescribed burning, tree planting, pre-commercial thinning, ski trail mtce, aquatic restoration.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50926
Location: UNIT - Priest Lake Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner. LEGAL - T61N, R5W, sections 32-35 and T60N, R5W, sections 2-5, 8-11, 14-17, 21-23 and 26-27, Boise Meridian. Priest Lake Ranger District, Bonner County, Idaho. On the west side of Priest Lake, in the Hanna Flats area to the north of the Lamb Creek community and to the south of the Nordman community.
Idaho Panhandle National Forest, Sandpoint Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Buckskin Saddle Integrated Restoration Project
EA
- Forest products
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2018
Expected: 01/2020 09/2020 David Cobb
208-443-6854
dcobb@fs.fed.us
Description: Vegetation management activities including timber harvest, fuel reduction, road construction, improvement, storage & decommissioning, prescribed burning, trail mtce and improvement, tree planting, and potential travel management for elk security
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52563
Location: UNIT - Sandpoint Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner. LEGAL - T54N R3E Sec: 3-6, 7-10 and 16-18. T55N R3E Sec: 31-32. T54N R2E Sec: 1-4 and 9-14. T55N R2E Sec: 6-8, 15-23 and 25-36. T55N R1E Sec: 1 and 7-36. T54N R1E Sec: 1-11 and 15-16. T55N R1W Sec: 13, 23-26 and 34-36. T54N R1W Sec: 1-3. The following tributaries to the Clark Fork River: Dry Cr., Twin Cr., Derr Cr. and Johnson Creek. The Green Monarch Mountain area and the Granite Creek drainage.
Green Mountain Exploratory Drilling
CE
- Minerals and Geology Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2017
Expected: 01/2018 06/2018 Courtney Priddy
208-765-7207
cpriddy@fs.fed.us
Description: Exploratory drilling from a single drill pad
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52562
Location: UNIT - Sandpoint Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - T54N R1E Section 30, T54N R1W Section 25 Green Mountain at the intersection of FR1050 and FR1050UC
Grouse BMU Compliance Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
09/16/2016
Est. Comment Period
11/2017
Expected: 04/2018 06/2018 Kristopher Hennings
541-549-7709
krhennings@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will manage the road system to bring the Grouse Bear Management Unit into compliance with the Forest Plan and the 2011 Motorized Access Amendment.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47308
Location: UNIT - Sandpoint Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner, Boundary. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Grouse Bear Management Unit is located northeast of Sandpoint, Idaho. It is surrounded by the Kootenai River Valley to the north, US Highway 95 to the west, and the Cabinet Mountains to the east.
Idaho Panhandle National Forest, St. Maries Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Snow Peak Prescribed Burn
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/01/2017
Expected: 03/2018 09/2018 Kristopher Hennings
541-549-7709
krhennings@fs.fed.us
Description: Improve browse conditions for big game, improve vegetation conditions to increase resilience to insect and disease, and reduce fuel loading.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51933
Location: UNIT - St. Maries Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - T43N, R7E, Section 34. Boise Meridian. Little North Fork, Clearwater River drainage. Incl. E. side of Spotted Louis Creek watershed & entire Canyon Creek watershed (including tributaries). Snow Peak (6,760 ft.) located 18 mi SSE Avery, ID.
St. Joe Divide
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
02/23/2016
Expected: 10/2017 05/2018 Dawn Griffith
208-245-6025
dmgriffith@fs.fed.us
Description: Improvement of vegetation conditions to increase resilience to insect and disease, provide better browse for ungulate species, and reduce fuel loading
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48804
Location: UNIT - St. Maries Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - Not Applicable On the St. Joe and Coeur d'Alene River Ranger Districts in Shoshone County, Idaho
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