Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

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- R1 - Northern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
- Clearwater National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- 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
06/2015
Expected: 09/2016 10/2016 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, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide) R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Idaho Department of Fish and Game Fish Creek Weir Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/08/2014
Expected: 02/2015 03/2015 Molly Puchlerz
307-455-2466
mpuchlerz@fs.fed.us
Description: The IDF&G's special use renewal request is to continue maintenance and operation of the Fish Creek Weir. IDF&G has held this permit since 1995.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45218
Location: UNIT - Lochsa Ranger District, Powell Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Latah. LEGAL - T35N, R9E, SE 1/4, Section 29 (Boise Meridian) The proposed project is located within the boundaries of the North Lochsa Slope Roadless Area in an area managed with a primitive theme under the Idaho Roadless Rule.
Clearwater National Forest, Lochsa Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Colette Mine Stream Restoration Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Comment Period
12/12/2014
Expected: 04/2015 06/2015 Karen Smith
208-935-4252
kasmith03@fs.fed.us
Description: Rehabilitate 0.6 miles of stream and 15 acres of riparian/floodplain habitat resulting from past mining activities.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39057
Location: UNIT - Lochsa Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T35N, R06E, Section 32 The project lies 11 miles southeast of Weippe, Idaho along the mainstem of Lolo Creek near Utah Creek at the old Colette Mine site.
Lolo First 50 Road Decommissioning Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Road management
In Progress
Comment Period
08/01/2014
Expected: 10/2014 06/2015 Karen Smith
208-935-4252
kasmith03@fs.fed.us
Description: The project proposes to decommission approximately 41 miles of unneeded Forest system roads and 25 miles of non-system skid trail/log jammer roads in the Lolo Creek watershed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43096
Location: UNIT - Lochsa Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater, Idaho. LEGAL - T33N, R5E and R6E; T34N, R5E, R6E, R7E; T35N, R5E, R6E, and R7E; T36N, R5E, R6E and R7E The area lies about 12 miles east of Kamiah, Idaho in Idaho and Clearwater counties.
Lolo Insect & Disease
EIS
- Forest products
- Watershed management
- Road management
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
04/26/2013
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
04/2015
Expected: 11/2015 03/2016 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.
NFS Road 100 Slides
CE
- Road management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/25/2014
Expected: 02/2015 03/2015 Stephan Frazier
208-476-8293
safrazier@fs.fed.us
Description: Repair of NFS Road 100 due to road slides.
Location: UNIT - Lochsa Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Site 1: T34N, R6E, SE Section 7; Site 2: T34N, R6E, Section 7. NFS Road 100
Pass WUI
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2014
Expected: 07/2015 10/2015 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
- Watershed management
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period
09/08/2014
Expected: 04/2015 06/2015 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
French Larch Project
EA
- Forest products
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/22/2014
Est. Comment Period
01/2015
Expected: 09/2015 01/2016 Tammy Harding
208-935-4263
tharding@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
Last Chance #1 Lode Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
06/15/2012
Expected: 02/2015 03/2015 Clinton Hughes
208-983-5146
cehughes02@fs.fed.us
Description: The North Fork Ranger District proposes to approve the claimant’s proposal to excavate three test pits to expose vein material to test for mineral values on the North Fork Ranger District, Nez-Perce-Clearwater National Forests.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39563
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater. LEGAL - T37N, R6E, Section 33 French Mountain area
Lower Orogrande
EIS

   *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
FEIS NOA in Federal Register
11/28/2014
Expected: 02/2015 06/2015 George Harbaugh
208-935-4260
gharbaugh@fs.fed.us
Description: This is the reposting of the Lower Orogrande project (due to new decision), which proposes timber harvest and watershed improvements within the Orogrande Creek watershed. This replaces the 2013 decision, which was withdrawn.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45758
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater. LEGAL - T37N, R6E and T38N, R6E, Boise Meridian, Clearwater County, Idaho Orogrande Creek watershed of the North Fork Ranger District, Nez Perce/Clearwater National Forests
New Red Lead Adit Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology Cancelled N/A N/A Clinton Hughes
208-983-5146
cehughes02@fs.fed.us
Description: The North Fork Ranger District proposes to approve the claimant’s proposal to enter the existing New Red Lead Adit to explore for and extract a bulk sample over a five month period.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39567
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater. LEGAL - T38N, R13E, Section 4 Black Lead Mountain area
Silver Lode Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
06/15/2012
Expected: 02/2015 03/2015 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
Clearwater National Forest, Palouse Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
East Fork Potlatch Meadow Restoration
EA
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
On Hold N/A N/A Meg Foltz
208-875-1717
mfoltz@fs.fed.us
Description: Restoration of about 45 acres of meadow and wetlands, installation of instream habitat structures along 2 miles of stream.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40180
Location: UNIT - Palouse Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Latah. LEGAL - T40N R1W Sections 13, 23, 24, Boise Meridian Three miles east of Helmer, Idaho.
Little Boulder
EA
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/06/2014
Est. Comment Period
10/2015
Expected: 04/2016 09/2016 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
Little Boulder Post and Pole
CE
- Forest products Analysis Completed Expected: 02/2015
Actual: 12/05/2014
03/2015 Kyle Dashiell
208-875-1736
krdashiell@fs.fed.us
Description: The Palouse Ranger District offers post and pole permits to the public for purchase on an annual basis. Generally, the designated trees the public is allowed to cut for posts and poles have DBHs which run from 3-7 inches.
Location: UNIT - Palouse Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T40N, R1W, Sections 23-24 and 34-35 (Boise Meridian). As described above in the Legal Land Description.
Palouse Divide Ski Trails Maintenance
CE
- Road management Analysis Completed Expected: 02/2015
Actual: 11/23/2014
03/2015 Adam McClory
907-754-2352
amcclory@fs.fed.us
Description: Removal of tree canopies and trees, as necessary, to open up a ski trail system.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44475
Location: UNIT - Palouse Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Latah. LEGAL - T43N, R3W, Sections 24, 25; T43N, R2W, Sections 17, 19, 20; additionally, located on the Idaho Panhandle NF: T43N, R3W, Section 24; and, T43N, R2W, Sections 18, 19, and 20. Palouse Divide area.
Strychnine Pine
EA
- Forest products
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
In Progress
Comment Period
09/08/2014
Expected: 03/2015 12/2015 George Harbaugh
208-935-4260
gharbaugh@fs.fed.us
Description: Vegetation, hazardous fuels, and watershed activities in the Strychnine Creek watershed on the Palouse Ranger District, Clearwater National Forest, Latah County, Idaho
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38517
Location: UNIT - Palouse Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Latah. LEGAL - Sections 2-11, 15-22, 30 and 31, T42N, R2W; and Sections 33-36, T43N, R2W, Boise Meridian, Idaho Strychnine Creek watershed, Palouse Ranger District, Clearwater National Forest, Latah County, Idaho
West Fork Corral Creek Meadow Restoration
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
09/25/2013
Expected: 02/2015 03/2015 Anne Connor
208-476-4541
aconnor@fs.fed.us
Description: The District Ranger will re-establish a floodplain wet meadow system in two areas in the headwaters of Corral Creek.
Location: UNIT - Palouse Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Latah. LEGAL - T41N R2W Sec. 25, 36; T40N R2W Sec. 1 Boise Meridian West Fork Corral Creek
Clearwater National Forest, Powell Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Alkire Culvert Replacement
CE
- Watershed management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/25/2014
Expected: 02/2015 06/2015 Stephan Frazier
208-476-8293
safrazier@fs.fed.us
Description: Replacement of 48" CMP at MP 1.71 on NFS Road 359 with 103" span, 71" rise x 52" Corrugated Steel Pipe Arch to allow for 100 year flows and debris caused by 33% of watershed being burned in a 2012 wildfire.
Location: UNIT - Powell Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T36N, R14E, NE Section 28 (MP 1.71 Road 359) MP 1.71 Road 359
Fish Lake Airstrip Maintenance
CE
- Facility management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/01/2014
Expected: 02/2015 03/2015 Mike VanderPas
208-983-9583
mvanderpas@fs.fed.us
Description: Project involves repairs and maintenance to the Fish Lake Airstrip.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44451
Location: UNIT - Powell Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T35N, R11E, Section 34 (Boise Meridian) Fish Lake Airstrip
Idaho Department of Transportation Powell Maintenance Site
CE
- Special use management Cancelled N/A N/A Molly Puchlerz
307-455-2466
mpuchlerz@fs.fed.us
Description: IDOT has requested a special use permit renewal to continue maintenance and operation of the Powell Highway maintenance site, including residential use for permanent personnel. ID DOT has held this permit since 1995.
Location: UNIT - Powell Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T37N, R14E, Section 28 (Boise Meridian) MP 162.7
NorthSide Powell Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period
12/17/2014
Expected: 02/2015 05/2015 Tammy Harding
208-935-4263
tharding@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
Road 108 Re-Alignment and Woody Debris Project (two stages)
CE
- Watershed management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/15/2014
Expected: 02/2015 03/2015 Anne Connor
208-476-4541
aconnor@fs.fed.us
Description: Forest Service Road 108 would be re-aligned away form the adjacent stream. In-stream wood placement would encourage active the active channel to migrate away from the road and re-activate an abandoned side channel.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43648
Location: UNIT - Powell Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T37N, R13E, Section 31 (Boise Meridian) Project site is located approximately one mile upstream of the confluence of Waw'aalaamnima Creek and the Lochsa River, at the junction of FS Road 108 and US Highway 12.
Road 111 Decommissioning Project
EA
- Road management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/09/2014
Est. Comment Period
10/2014
Expected: 02/2015 05/2015 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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