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)
- Clearwater National Forest, Lochsa Ranger District
- Clearwater National Forest, North Fork Ranger District
- Clearwater National Forest, Palouse Ranger District
- Clearwater National Forest, Powell Ranger District


R1 - Northern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Nez Perce-Clearwater NFs Forest Plan Revision
EIS
- Land management planning In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
07/15/2014
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
01/2016
Expected: 04/2017 05/2017 Zachary Peterson
208-935-4239
zacharyapeterson@fs.fed.us
Description: The Nez Perce and Clearwater National Forests are proposing to revise their two, individual forest plans as a single forest plan for the administratively combined Forests using the 2012 National Forest System Land Management Planning regulations.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44089
Location: UNIT - Clearwater National Forest All Units, Nez Perce National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater, Idaho, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce. LEGAL - Not Applicable Central 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.
Clearwater National Forest, Lochsa Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Lolo Insect & Disease
EIS
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Forest products
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
04/26/2013
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
01/2016
Expected: 09/2016 12/2016 Lois Hill
208-935-4258
lrhill@fs.fed.us
Description: The Lolo Insect & Disease project proposes forest management and watershed improvement activities within the Lolo Creek wateshed, located approximately 16 air miles northeast from Kamiah, Idaho.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41466
Location: UNIT - Lochsa Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater, Idaho. LEGAL - Townships 35 and 36 North, Ranges 6 and 7 East, Boise Meridian. The project area includes NFS lands within the 78,517-acre Lolo Creek drainage, approximately 16 air miles northeast of Kamiah, Idaho.
NorthSide Powell Project
EA
- Forest products
- Watershed management
In Progress
Comment Period
12/17/2014
Expected: 12/2015 01/2016 Sara Daugherty
208-935-4263
sddaugherty@fs.fed.us
Description: The NorthSide Powell Project proposes forest management and watershed improvement activities in the Wendover Creek drainage on the Powell District.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42813
Location: UNIT - Powell Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Not Applicable T37N, R13E, Sections 23 and 26, Boise Meridian, Idaho County, Idaho
Pass WUI
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management
On Hold N/A N/A Stephanie Berry
208-926-6440
saberry@fs.fed.us
Description: A fuels reduction treatment around Lolo Pass Visitor's Center (approx. 200 acres).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44775
Location: UNIT - Lochsa Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Portions of T38N R15E Sections 15 and 16, BM. Around or adjacent to Lolo Pass Visitor's Center.
Clearwater National Forest, North Fork Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Barnyard South Sheep
EA
- Forest products
- Watershed management
In Progress
Comment Period
09/08/2014
Expected: 06/2015 03/2017 George Harbaugh
208-935-4260
gharbaugh@fs.fed.us
Description: Vegetation and watershed improvements within the Washington Creek watershed of the North Fork Ranger District, Clearwater National Forest, Idaho.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38515
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater. LEGAL - Sections 5-8, T38N, R7E; Sections 3-10, 15-22, and 27-33, T39N, R7E; and Sections 28, 32, and 33, T40N, R7E, Boise Meridian, Clearwater County, Idaho Washington Creek watershed of the North Fork Ranger District, Clearwater National Forest
Brumit Claim Group Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2015
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 Rebecca Anderson
208-476-8351
rebeccaanderson@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of the proposed action is to test for gold values on unpatented mining claims. The need is to determine if sufficient quantities of valuable minerals exist to warrant further exploration or development.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46800
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater. LEGAL - T36N R6E, Sec. 17, 18, 19 Access to the claims will be the paved French Mountain Road #250 and unpaved NFS Road #542, as well as a private road on the Lawson Patented Placer ground.
Clarke Mountain OHV Trail
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/30/2014
Expected: 06/2015 07/2015 Adam McClory
208-875-1734
amcclory@fs.fed.us
Description: Two areas need to be relocated and two sections of trail that need to be armored: Relocation 1 connects trail #607 with trail #602 and is proposed to be approximately 1300'; relocation 2 on trail #602 is proposed to be approximately 800'.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45785
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater. LEGAL - T38, R7E, Sect. 22 Orogrande Creek Watershed, Lower Orogrande Creek Subwatershed
Deception OHV Trail Relocation
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/30/2014
Expected: 06/2015 07/2015 Adam McClory
208-875-1734
amcclory@fs.fed.us
Description: Comet Creek OHV Trail #812 consists of a steep and challenging section needing re-routed. As currently constructed, this trail segment not only provides overly challenging conditions for users but has the potential to contribute to soil erosion.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46089
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater. LEGAL - T40N, R10E, S14 Please see Map in Scoping Letter.
French Larch Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/22/2014
Est. Comment Period
06/2015
Expected: 09/2015 01/2016 Sheila Lehman
208-935-4256
slehman@fs.fed.us
Description: The French Larch project proposes vegetation and watershed improvement activities in the upper Orogrande drainage on the North Fork District of the Nez Perce Clearwater National Forest
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42812
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Not Applicable T37N, R7E, Sections 15-32, French Creek drainage
Silver Lode Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
06/15/2012
Expected: 07/2015 10/2015 Clinton Hughes
208-983-5146
cehughes02@fs.fed.us
Description: The North Fork Ranger District proposes to approve the claimant’s proposal to excavate seven to ten test pits to expose vein material to test for mineral values.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39565
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater. LEGAL - T37N, R6E, Section 27 French Mountain area
South Fork #I, II, III Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2015
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 Rebecca Anderson
208-476-8351
rebeccaanderson@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of the proposed action is to test for gold values on unpatented mining claims. The need is to determine if sufficient quantities of valuable minerals exist to warrant further exploration or development.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46801
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater. LEGAL - T36N R6E, Sec. 3, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16 Access to the claims will be the paved French Mountain Road #250 and unpaved NFS Roads #542, #5120 and #5173, as well as a number of logging roads and trails.
Sweet 50 Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
12/30/2014
Expected: 07/2015 10/2015 Rebecca Anderson
208-476-8351
rebeccaanderson@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of the proposed action is to test for gold values on unpatented mining claims. The need is to determine if sufficient quantities of valuable minerals exist to warrant further exploration or development.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46090
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater. LEGAL - T37N R6E, Sec. 34 The site is located in the French Mountain area and is accessed by taking the Forest Road 250 to Forest Road 535 from Pierce, ID.
Clearwater National Forest, Palouse Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Little Boulder
EA
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/06/2014
Est. Comment Period
01/2016
Expected: 09/2016 10/2016 George Harbaugh
208-935-4260
gharbaugh@fs.fed.us
Description: Little Boulder is a vegetation, fuels, and watershed management project, located in the Little Boulder and Hog Meadows watersheds; all headwaters of the Potlatch River.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45225
Location: UNIT - Palouse Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Latah. LEGAL - Not Applicable Little Boulder and Hog Meadows watersheds, Latah County, Idaho
Clearwater National Forest, Powell Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Road 111 Decommissioning Project
EA
- Road management
- Watershed management
On Hold N/A N/A Anne Connor
208-476-8235
aconnor@fs.fed.us
Description: This project proposes to decommission the last 5.45 miles of Road 111 to reduce watershed and aquatic impacts. This section of road bisects the North Fork of Spruce/White Sands Roadless Area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44409
Location: UNIT - Powell Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T36N, R15E, Sections 6, 8, 9, 15, 16 and 22 Road 111 intersects Highway 12 approximately 2 miles east of Powell, Idaho. This gravel surfaced road is 11.6 miles long.
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This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.