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):
- R1 - Northern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
- Clearwater National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Clearwater National Forest , Clearwater National Forest All Units
- Clearwater National Forest , Lochsa Ranger District
- Clearwater National Forest , Nez Perce National Forest All Units
- 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 Developing Proposal
Est.
06/2014
Expected: 09/2016 10/2016 Timory Peel
208-935-4259
tpeel@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.usda.gov/detail/nezperceclearwater/landmanagement/planning
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, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest) R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Lenore Tree Improvement Area Mineral Withdrawal Project
EA
- Special use management In Progress
215 Comment Period Legal Notice
03/05/2010
Expected: 08/2014 12/2014 Tammy Harding
(208)935-2513
tharding@fs.fed.us
Description: Application for withdrawal from settlement, sale, location or entry under the general land laws, including the United States mining laws, 10 acres of Bureau of Land Management lands adjacent to the Lenore Tree Improvement Area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=31738
Location: UNIT - Clearwater National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater. LEGAL - T37N, R1W, Section 32, 10 acres of BLM lands adjacent to the Lenore Tree Improvement Area, 15 miles west of Orofino, Idaho
Clearwater National Forest , Clearwater National Forest All Units R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Clearwater County Sheriff Trailer Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress

08/21/2013
Expected: 04/2014 06/2014 Kearstin Edwards
208-476-8344
kkedwards@fs.fed.us
Description: Permit NFK108 to occupay a government-owned mobile home on the Kelly Work Center compound expired on 12/31/2012. Due to a backlog of work, the permit is now being processed for renewal.
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater. LEGAL - T39N, R10E, Section 18 SWSW (Boise Meridian) Kelly Work Center Compound
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.
French Larch Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Forest products
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2014
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
Lolo First 50 Road Decommissioning Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/04/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
03/2014
Expected: 05/2014 09/2014 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.
NorthSide Powell Project
EA
- Forest products
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/31/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
04/2014
Expected: 11/2014 02/2015 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
Pack II Decommissioning
EA
- Watershed management
- Road management
In Progress
Objection Period Legal Notice
03/31/2014
Expected: 05/2014 07/2014 Anne Connor
208-476-8235
aconnor@fs.fed.us
Description: This project would decommission excess roads, including many nonsystem "jammer" roads, in the Pack Creek watershed of the Brushy Fork of the Crooked Fork of the Lochsa River.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43731
Location: UNIT - Powell Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Not Applicable UNIT - Clearwater National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. The Pack Creek watersheds of the Brushy Fork of the Crooked Fork of the Lochsa River.
Partridge Creek Camground Upgrade
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/14/2013
Expected: 04/2014 06/2014 Adam McClory
907-754-2352
amcclory@fs.fed.us
Description: The Palouse District Ranger proposes to upgrade teh facilities at this locale for user comfort and better delineation of camp locations, as well as meeting the requirements to charge a nightly fee for the site under the FLREA.
Location: UNIT - Palouse Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T40N, R2E, Section 30 (Boise Meridian) Partridge Creek Camgrpound is located approximately four miles from the town of Elk River on NFS Road 1705.
Road 108 Re-Alignment and Woody Debris Project (two stages)
CE
- Watershed management In Progress

02/07/2014
Expected: 05/2014 07/2014 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.
Clearwater National Forest , Lochsa Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Chetwood Lode Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
06/15/2012
Expected: N/A Clinton Hughes
208-983-5146
cehughes02@fs.fed.us
Description: The Lochsa Ranger District proposes to approve the claimant’s proposal to excavate four test pits to expose vein material to test for mineral values on the Lochsa Ranger District.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39562
Location: UNIT - Lochsa Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T33N, R7E, Sections 7, 17 and 18 Higgins Hump area
Colette Mine Stream Restoration Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/18/2012
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
08/2014
Expected: 01/2015 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 Insect & Disease
EIS
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Forest products
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
04/26/2013
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
09/2014
Expected: 03/2015 06/2015 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.
Clearwater National Forest , Nez Perce National Forest All Units R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Chetwood Lode Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
06/15/2012
Expected: 04/2014 06/2014 Clinton Hughes
208-983-5146
cehughes02@fs.fed.us
Description: The Lochsa Ranger District proposes to approve the claimant’s proposal to excavate four test pits to expose vein material to test for mineral values.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40168
Location: UNIT - Lochsa Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T33N, R7E, Sections 7, 17 and 18, Boise Meridian The Higgins Hump area northwest of Lowell, Idaho.
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
Scoping Start
12/14/2012
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
06/2014
Expected: 12/2014 05/2016 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
Last Chance #1 Lode Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
06/15/2012
Expected: 04/2014 06/2014 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
New Red Lead Adit Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
06/15/2012
Expected: 04/2014 06/2014 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: 04/2014 06/2014 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
Pocket Gopher Baiting
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
02/07/2014
Expected: 05/2014 07/2014 Marc Valencia
208-875-1721
mavalencia@fs.fed.us
Description: Pocket Gopher control through use of poison.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43729
Location: UNIT - Palouse Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Latah. LEGAL - Not Applicable Palouse Ranger District - Various stands and described in scoping letters.
Strychnine Pine
EA
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/16/2012
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
06/2014
Expected: 12/2014 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

10/28/2013
Expected: 04/2014 06/2014 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
Lolo Pass Over Flowing Parking Area
CE
- Facility management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/16/2013
Expected: 04/2014 06/2014 Molly Puchlerz
208-942-0303
mpuchlerz@fs.fed.us
Description: The Powell District Ranger seeks to create create an overflow parking area which would accommodate approximately 30 more passenger cars and/or vehicles without trailers.
Web Link: http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/nezperce/landmanagement/projects
Location: UNIT - Powell Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T38N R16E Sec 16 Boise Meridian Powell Ranger District - Idaho County - South side of US Highway 12, near the west entrance of Lolo Pass Visitor Center
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This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.