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
- Idaho Panhandle National Forest, Wallace Ranger District


R1 - Northern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Lookout Pass Ski Area Expansion Third-Party EIS
EIS
- Special use management
- Recreation management
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
04/04/2014
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
11/2015
Expected: 11/2016 06/2017 Jason Kirchner
208-765-7211
jdkirchner@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal by Lookout Pass Ski and Recreation Area to expand its special use permit to upgrade and develop new lifts, ski terrain, parking, access roads, and guest service facilities.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43757
Location: UNIT - Fernan Ranger District, Lolo National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho, Montana. COUNTY - Shoshone, Mineral. LEGAL - Not Applicable Lookout Pass Ski and Recreation Area on Montana-Idaho Border, approximately 12 miles east of Wallace, Idaho.
Upper Lochsa Land Exchange
EIS
- Land ownership management On Hold N/A N/A Teresa Trulock
208-935-4256
ttrulock@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service (FS) is considering a land exchange with Western Pacific Timber. The FS would receive approx. 40,000 acres of WPT land in the upper Lochsa River drainage and WPT would recieve an equal value of Forest Service land in north Idaho.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=26227
Location: UNIT - Sandpoint Ranger District, Palouse Ranger District, North Fork Ranger District, Powell Ranger District, Clearwater Ranger District, Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Benewah, Bonner, Clearwater, Idaho, Kootenai, Latah. The lands to acquire are in the upper Lochsa River drainage on the border of ID and MT. The federal lands to exchange out of are scattered on the Idaho Panhandle, Clearwater, and Nez Perce NF's.
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
02/2016
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 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
Interagency Natural Resource Center
EA
- Facility management In Progress
Comment Period
10/18/2014
Expected: 08/2016 10/2016 James Gebhardt
208-765-7382
jgebhardt@fs.fed.us
Description: Construction of a new interagency office for the IPNF Supervisor's Office, Bureau of Land Management Coeur d'Alene Field Office and US Fish and Wildlife Supervisor's Office on lands located within the Forest Service Coeur d'Alene Nursery
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44817
Location: UNIT - Idaho Panhandle National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Kootenai. LEGAL - T51N, R4W, south 1/2 of the SE 1/4 of section 34, B.M. Located within the fenceline on the southeast corner of the Forest Service Coeur d'Alene Nursery
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
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
06/13/2013
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
02/2016
Expected: 11/2016 02/2017 Melissa Christensen
208-783-2115
melissajchristensen@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.
Selkirk Mountain Range Winter Travel Plan
EIS
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A David Cobb
208-443-6854
dcobb@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
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/07/2015
Est. Comment Period
04/2016
Expected: 09/2016 05/2017 Lynette Myhre
208-245-6034
lmyhre@fs.fed.us
Description: Vegetation management and watershed improvement including timber harvest, road construction, road storage & decommissioning, prescribed burning, culvert removal, log jam removal, tree planting, and travel management changes.
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 Special-Use Permit Reissue
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/02/2016
Expected: 03/2016 04/2016 Tracy Gravelle
(208)245-6207(A)
tgravelle@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a temporary, one-year permit the current permit holder for 2016 and a 20-year permit based on competitive proposals for the operation and maintenance of the Route of the Hiawatha Trail.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48668
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.
St. Joe Travel Management Plan
EA
- Recreation management
- Road management
In Progress
Comment Period
08/06/2015
Expected: 04/2016 05/2016 Lynette Myhre
208-245-6034
lmyhre@fs.fed.us
Description: Designating roads and trails for public motorized vehicle use on the St. Joe Ranger District.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=26188
Location: UNIT - Avery Ranger District, St. Maries Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Benewah, Clearwater, Latah, Shoshone. LEGAL - Not Applicable St. Joe Ranger District including Avery RD & St. Maries RD
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
EA
- Road management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/06/2013
Est. Comment Period
02/2016
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 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
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2016
Expected: 02/2017 07/2017 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.
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.
Deer Creek
EA
- Road management
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
Comment Period
01/22/2016
Expected: 07/2016 09/2016 Albert Helgenberg
208-265-6643
ajhelgenberg@fs.fed.us
Description: The activities associated with this project include timber harvest, timber stand maintenance, fuels treatments, and road maintenance.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44051
Location: UNIT - Bonners Ferry Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boundary. LEGAL - Portions of T63N, R2E, Sections 12, 13, 14, 15,16 , 20, 22, 24, 25, 26, 28, 32, 34 and 36; T62N, R2E, Sections 2, 4 and 6; T63N, R3E, Sections 7, 8, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 and 33 The Deer Creek project is located north of Moyie Springs in multiple drainages that flow into the Moyie and Kootenai Rivers including Deer Creek, Curley Creek, Skin Creek, Meadow Creek and Fry Creek.
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.
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
Fernan Rod & Gun Club Permit Reissuance
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Comment Period
01/11/2016
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 Joseph Holzinger
208-765-7279
jholzinger@fs.fed.us
Description: To authorize the continued operation and maintenance of a target range. The target range has operated under the special use permit since 1990. Permit may be issued for up to a 20-year term.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=31807
Location: UNIT - Fernan Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Kootenai. LEGAL - T50 N, R3W, NE1/4, NW1/4 Section 2, B.M. Fernan Hill/Smith Gulch
Frontier Telephone Line Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 01/2016
Actual: 01/28/2016
02/2016 Joseph Holzinger
208-765-7279
jholzinger@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissuance of the existing Frontier telephone lines throughout the Central Zone and portion of the South Zone of the IPNF.
Location: UNIT - Fernan Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Kootenai, Shoshone. LEGAL - Not Applicable Throughout the Central Zone and portion of the South Zone of the IPNF.
GF&H Bear Gulch Special Use Permit Project
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/17/2015
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 Joseph Holzinger
208-765-7279
jholzinger@fs.fed.us
Description: Construction of approximately 321 feet of road on NFS lands to accommodate access to private property.
Location: UNIT - Fernan Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - NW1/4 Section 12, T49N, R5E, B.M. Bear Gulch
Last Rainbow
CE
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A Justin Rice
208-765-7356
jwrice@fs.fed.us
Description: Exploratory Placer Pit, 25 feet by 35 feet located on National Forest Lands up the Lost Creek Drainage. Excavation will be down to bedrock with the top 7 feet being overburden and 12 inches being pay gravel to be processed and returned.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43964
Location: UNIT - Fernan Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - Not Applicable Lost Creek Drainage in Shoshone County off of Kings Pass Highway (aka FR605)
Lone Mountain Administrative Site Land Sale
EA
- Land ownership management In Progress
Comment Period
11/06/2015
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 Leann Maupin
208-765-7275
lmaupin@fs.fed.us
Description: The Idaho Panhandle National Forests proposes to subdivide and sell approximately 136.4 acres of the Lone Mountain Seed Orchard administrative site. The property proposed for subdivision and sale is surplus to the needs of seed orchard operations.
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
Idaho Panhandle National Forest, Priest Lake Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Tower Fire Salvage and Reforestation Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period
01/29/2016
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 Jennie O'Connor Card
406-522-2537
jennieoconnorcard@fs.fed.us
Description: Protect the health and safety of the public by removing hazardous trees, capture the economic value of the dead and dying timber, and reforest areas burned by the Tower Fire.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48433
Location: UNIT - Priest Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - T35N-R45E, T35N-R44E, T34N-R45E, and T34N-R44E, WM Upper West Branch Priest River Drainage including Paqua Creek, Klhowya Creek, Galena Creek, Solo Creek, and North Fork Goose Creek.
Idaho Panhandle National Forest, Sandpoint Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Grouse BMU Compliance Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2016
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 Shanna Kleinsmith
208-267-6729
skleinsmith@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.
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.
Treasured Landscapes Prescribed Fire and Whitebark Pine Restoration Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/17/2014
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 Sara Savage
208-443-6834
sesavage@fs.fed.us
Description: Prescribed burning and thinning of small trees.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45871
Location: UNIT - Sandpoint Ranger District. STATE - Idaho, Montana. COUNTY - Bonner, Lincoln. LEGAL - BM - T56N, R2E, Sections 2 & 3; T56N, R3E, Sections 19,20,21,& 28; T57N, R2E, Sections 4,8,9,17-20,22,23,26,27,34 & 35; T57N, R3E, Sections 3,4,9,10,16,17,18,20, PM - T29N, R35W, Sect. 26 & 3 Lightning Creek drainage north of Clark Fork, ID.
Idaho Panhandle National Forest, St. Maries Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Emerald Creek Garnet Area Improvement Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology
- Recreation management
In Progress
Comment Period
09/22/2014
Expected: 06/2016 06/2016 Lynette Myhre
208-245-6034
lmyhre@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will keep the public sluicing operations at the current location and build a road from 281 Gulch to Garnet Gulch, construct a parking area, improve Road 3781 and implement other improvements for operations.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45344
Location: UNIT - St. Maries Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Latah. LEGAL - Not Applicable Emerald Creek Garnet Area in 281 Gulch and Garnet Gulch, St. Joe Ranger District.
Hamilton Creek Road Access for Molpus
CE
- Road management
- Land ownership management
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/12/2015
Est. Scoping Start
'
Expected: 02/2016 05/2016 Lynette Myhre
208-245-6034
lmyhre@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct 0.3 mile of road across NFS to give access to Molpus lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47540
Location: UNIT - St. Maries Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - Section 2, T45N, R4E, BM Hamilton Creek north of the Avery Ranger Station
Marble Fire Salvage
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/12/2016
Expected: 03/2016 05/2016 Ben Timchak
208-245-6071
btimchak@fs.fed.us
Description: Salvage/sanitation harvest on approximately 175 acres of forest that experienced low-, moderate-, and high-fire severity in the 2015 Marble Creek Fire. Approximately 0.5 miles of temporary road would be constructed to facilitate harvest operations.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48332
Location: UNIT - St. Maries Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - Sections 6 & 7, T44N, R4E, BM Ten miles southwest of Avery, Idaho near Daveggio Knob in the Boulder Creek and Daveggio Creek Drainages
Idaho Panhandle National Forest, Wallace Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Grizzly Fire Salvage and Restoration
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period
01/29/2016
Expected: 07/2016 07/2016 Kerry Arneson
208-769-3021
karneson@fs.fed.us
Description: Provide a safe transportation system free of unstable fire-affected trees; re-establish forested conditions to increase the representation of early seral conifer species; and recover the economic value of forest products.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48585
Location: UNIT - Wallace Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - T50N, R2E, Sec. 1, 2; T50N, R3E, Sec. 4-6; T51N, R2E, Sec. 1-4, 9-12, 25, 26, 34-36; T51N, R3E, Sec. 2-9, 16-17, 21-22, 28-32; T52N, R2E, Sec. 25, 35, 36; T52N, R3E, Sec. 26-35; Boise Meridian National Forest System lands in the Grizzly Complex Fire perimeter, north of Enaville and west of Prichard, Idaho, in the North Fork Coeur d'Alene River drainage.
NW Outfitters Walk & Wade Permit
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2015
Expected: 11/2015 01/2016 Barbara Hansen
208-769-3050
bjhansen@fs.fed.us
Description: Addresses issuance of a 10-year outfitter/guide permit to NW Outfitters, authorizing 150 priority use days to conduct "walk and wade" fishing activities on the North Fork Coeur d'Alene River.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47730
Location: UNIT - Wallace Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - Not Applicable North Fork Coeur d'Alene River from Devil's Elbow Campground to the headwaters of the North Fork including Tepee/Independence Creeks, and from Devil's Elbow CG downstream to the South Fork confluence.
Recreation Events 5-Year Permits
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2015
Expected: 11/2015 01/2016 Barbara Hansen
208-769-3050
bjhansen@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuance of 5-year permits for recurring recreation events: North Idaho Trailblazers Cabin Fever Run, Back Country ATV Fun Run/Shootout, Jeep Jamboree USA Silver Valley Jeep Jamboree, Trail Maniacs 4th of July Ultra, and High Mountain ATV Jamboree.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47732
Location: UNIT - Wallace Ranger District, Fernan Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Kootenai, Shoshone. LEGAL - Not Applicable Specific roads and trails on the Coeur d'Alene River Ranger District.
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