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.

Report Contents (click to jump to a section):
- Projects Occurring Nationwide
- 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


Projects Occurring Nationwide
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Arizona National Scenic Trail Comprehensive Plan
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Land ownership management
- Facility management
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Land management planning
- Watershed management
- Land acquisition
- Grazing management
- Special area management
- Fuels management
- Special use management
- Road management
- Minerals and Geology
- Regulations, Directives, Orders
- Heritage resource management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2016
Expected: 06/2018 07/2018 Julie Molzahn
406-826-4352
jmolzahn@fs.fed.us
Description: The Comprehensive Plan will develop administrative and management goals, objectives and practices for the Arizona National Scenic Trail and management corridor.
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Arizona National Scenic Trail goes from the Coronado NM to the Utah Border at Vermillion Cliffs- 800 miles south to north across the State of Arizona.
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 EIS
EIS
- Recreation management
- Special use management
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
03/11/2016
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
06/2016
Expected: 11/2016 06/2017 Shoshana Cooper
208-765-7211
smcooper@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
10/2016
Expected: 06/2017 06/2017 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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
06/13/2013
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
09/2016
Expected: 02/2017 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
- Forest products
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/07/2015
Est. Comment Period
09/2016
Expected: 03/2017 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
- Recreation management
- Special use management
Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2016
Actual: 04/11/2016
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.
Route of the Hiawatha: Reissuance 20 Year Special Use Permit
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/02/2016
Expected: 09/2016 01/2017 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
St. Joe Travel Management Plan
EA
- Road management
- Recreation management
Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2016
Actual: 06/20/2016
08/2016 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
EIS
- Road management In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
02/06/2013
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
09/2016
Expected: 05/2017 07/2017 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
- Fuels management
- Forest products
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2016
Expected: 06/2017 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
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Road management
In Progress
Comment Period
01/22/2016
Expected: 09/2016 10/2016 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
AT&T Daisy Gulch Fiber Optic Line Project
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 06/2016
Actual: 06/03/2016
07/2016 Joseph Holzinger
208-765-7279
jholzinger@fs.fed.us
Description: Installation of conduit and fiber optic facilities within FS Roads 6532 and 6532A to the existing ATC communication site on adjacent private lands to allow ATC to upgrade the site to better serve surrounding customers.
Location: UNIT - Fernan Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - T48N, R6E, Sections 30 and 31 Daisy Gulch Road north of Shoshone Park.
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: 12/2016 01/2017 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
ITD Magee Airstrip O&M Project
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/10/2016
Expected: 07/2016 09/2016 Joseph Holzinger
208-765-7279
jholzinger@fs.fed.us
Description: Amendment to the existing special use permit to include an Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Plan. The O&M Plan would specify specific pre-approved maintenance activities authorized under the special use permit.
Location: UNIT - Fernan Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - Section 19, T52N, R2E, Boise Meridian Adjacent to Magee
Lone Mountain Administrative Site Land Sale
EA
- Land ownership management In Progress
Comment Period
11/06/2015
Expected: 11/2016 02/2017 Leann Maupin
208-765-7275
lmaupin@fs.fed.us
Description: The Idaho Panhandle National Forests proposes to subdivide and sell approximately 136.25 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
Gisborne Whitebark Pine Restoration Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2016
Actual: 06/10/2016
10/2016 Jennifer Anderson
208-267-6758
jlanderson02@fs.fed.us
Description: Whitebark pine restoration project in the vicinity of Gisborne Mountain. The project area is approximately 60 acres; 11 acres occur on Idaho Department of Lands ownership and the remaining 49 acres occur within the Canyon Creek Research Natural Area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48698
Location: UNIT - Priest Lake Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner. LEGAL - T58N, R3W, Sections 28 and 29, B.M. The project area occur on Idaho Department of Lands ownership and the Canyon Creek Research Natural Area (RNA) on the Priest River Experimental Forest.
Hughes Meadow Aquatic Restoration Project
CE
- Watershed management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/05/2016
Expected: 11/2016 07/2017 Jill Cobb
208-443-6835
jcobb@fs.fed.us
Description: Restoring the meadow hydrology, enhancing wetland species and improving fish habitat are the primary goals for this project.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49137
Location: UNIT - Priest Lake Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Hughes Fork is a tributary to the larger Upper Priest drainage and is northwest of Upper Priest Lake.
Tower Fire Salvage and Reforestation Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Analysis Completed Expected: 06/2016
Actual: 06/23/2016
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.
Vintage Snowmobile Races
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2016
Expected: 09/2016 01/2017 Debbie Butler
(208) 443-6822
dabutler@fs.fed.us
Description: Vintage snowmobile races on an oval track.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49621
Location: UNIT - Priest Lake Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner. LEGAL - T.60N., R5W., sections 2 and 11, Boise Meridian Priest Lake airstrip.
Idaho Panhandle National Forest, Sandpoint Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Avista Lakeview 343 Overhead to Underground Project
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/14/2016
Expected: 07/2016 07/2016 Joseph Holzinger
208-765-7279
jholzinger@fs.fed.us
Description: Burying portions of the existing Lakeview 343 overhead distribution line in the Cedar Creek and Lakeview areas.
Location: UNIT - Sandpoint Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner. LEGAL - Section 26, T55N, R1W; Sections 3, 10 and 11, T54N, R1W, Boise Meridian Cedar Creek and Lakeview area
Grouse BMU Compliance Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2016
Expected: 02/2017 02/2017 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.
Treasured Landscapes Prescribed Fire and Whitebark Pine Restoration Project
CE
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/17/2014
Expected: 12/2016 04/2017 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
Big Elk Exploratory Drill
CE
- Minerals and Geology Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2016
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 Timothy Sadler
208-765-7206
tjsadler@fs.fed.us
Description: Exploratory drilling program that is being driven by results obtained from 2015 drilling program. Data is being used to further define and characterize mineral potential of the claim block.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48929
Location: UNIT - St. Maries Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - T46N R6E Section 1, B.M. Project located on Forest Road 3472K near the ID/MT border. Project area is accessed via Taft Exit on I90 up the Rainy Creek Rd and across the FR1187 connector to the Stateline and FR3472 intersection
Emerald Creek Garnet Area Improvement Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Minerals and Geology
Analysis Completed Expected: 06/2016
Actual: 03/11/2016
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
- Land ownership management
- Road management
Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2016
Actual: 04/21/2016
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
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2016
Actual: 05/06/2016
06/2016 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
Potlatch Corporation Marble Creek Access
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/14/2016
Expected: 07/2016 07/2016 Joseph Holzinger
208-765-7279
jholzinger@fs.fed.us
Description: Construction, use and maintenance of a 136' section of road on NFS lands to facilitate timber management activities on adjacent private lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48946
Location: UNIT - St. Maries Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - SW1/4SW1/4 Section 24, T45N, R3E, Boise Meridian Approximately 1.75 miles south of the Marble Creek Historic Site.
St. Joe Divide
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
02/23/2016
Expected: 07/2016 09/2016 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
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
- 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.
Precommercial Thinning and Pruning 2016-2018
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
03/25/2016
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 John Wright
208-769-3074
jwwright@fs.fed.us
Description: Initiate pre commercial thinning, daylighting, and pruning to manage stock density and resiliency of immature saplings and pole-sized stands.
Location: UNIT - Wallace Ranger District, Fernan Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Kootenai, Shoshone. LEGAL - Not Applicable Across the Coeur d'Alene River Ranger District.
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