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)
- Nez Perce Clearwater National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Nez Perce Clearwater National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Nez Perce Clearwater National Forest, Lochsa Ranger District
- Nez Perce Clearwater National Forest, Moose Creek Ranger District
- Nez Perce Clearwater National Forest, North Fork Ranger District
- Nez Perce Clearwater National Forest, Palouse Ranger District
- Nez Perce Clearwater National Forest, Powell Ranger District
- Nez Perce Clearwater National Forest, Red River Ranger District
- Nez Perce Clearwater National Forest, Salmon River 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.
Nez Perce 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
Eastside Allotment Management Planning Project
EA
- Grazing management On Hold N/A N/A Sara Daugherty
541-575-3058
sddaugherty@fs.fed.us
Description: Continue to permit livestock grazing by incorporating adaptive management strategies on 8 active allotments within the project area, and close 7 allotments.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37842
Location: UNIT - Nez Perce National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Not Applicable Authorize livestock grazing on the Red River, Moose Creek, and Salmon River Ranger Districts
Nez Perce 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
Dispersed Campsite Riparian Protection Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/17/2015
Expected: 05/2016 07/2016 Adam McClory
208-875-1734
amcclory@fs.fed.us
Description: The project would install barriers to restrict vehicle access to sensitive riparian areas at dispersed campsites on both the Palouse and North Fork Ranger Districts.
Location: UNIT - Palouse Ranger District, North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater, Latah. LEGAL - Not Applicable dispersed campsites in the Palouse and North Fork Ranger Districts
Nez Perce National Forest Travel Management
EIS
- Road management
- Special area management
- Recreation management
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
10/22/2010
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
02/2016
Expected: 06/2016 08/2016 Jennie Fischer
208-983-4048
jfischer02@fs.fed.us
Description: Develop a travel management plan and map to comply with the National Travel Management Rule. This project would designate motor vehicle use on roads, trails or areas on the Nez Perce National Forest, and does not include over-the-snow vehicles.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=17752
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District, Red River Ranger District, Moose Creek Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Not Applicable Forest Wide - Entire Nez Perce National Forest
Nez Perce-Clearwater Fire Recovery CE Projects
CE
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/18/2015
Expected: 02/2016 03/2016 Sara Daugherty
541-935-4263
sddaugherty@fs.fed.us
Description: Response to the impacts of the 2015 catastrophic wildfires by proposing to reduce future insect and disease events and to restore a resilient fire-adapted ecosystem across the landscape.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48389
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District, Red River Ranger District, North Fork Ranger District, Lochsa Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Not Applicable Tepee Springs, Deadwood, Boulder, Big Hill, Snowy Summit, and Lost Hat fires located on the Salmon River, Red River, Lochsa/Powell, and North Fork Ranger Districts.
Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Road, Administrative and Recreation Site Maintenance Project
CE
- Road management
- Facility management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/03/2015
Expected: 02/2016 02/2016 Zachary Peterson
208-935-4239
zacharyapeterson@fs.fed.us
Description: This proposal would provide for public and employee safety by performing maintenance and reducing the hazard from fire-damaged trees along high priority roads, administrative sites, and recreation developments.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48213
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District, Red River Ranger District, Moose Creek Ranger District, North Fork Ranger District, Lochsa Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater, Idaho. LEGAL - Not Applicable The road segments that comprise this project are all within the fire perimeters of the Teepee Springs, Walsh, Woodrat, Baldy and other fires
Small-scale Placer Mining Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
04/22/2015
Est. Comment Period
12/2015
Expected: 02/2016 04/2016 Rebecca Anderson
208-476-8351
rebeccaanderson@fs.fed.us
Description: Develop standard procedures for small scale placer mining in South Fork Clearwater River and French and Orogrande creeks to effectively protect surface resources including special status fish, prevent undue degradation, and improve approval process
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46844
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District, Red River Ranger District, North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater, Idaho. LEGAL - Not Applicable Along reaches of the South Fork Clearwater River and the French and Orogrande creeks
Nez Perce Clearwater National Forest, Lochsa Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Fish Lake Airstrip Maintenance
CE
- Facility management Cancelled N/A N/A 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 - Lochsa Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T35N, R11E, Section 34 (Boise Meridian) Fish Lake Airstrip
Lochsa NPT Partnership Culvert Replacements
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/17/2015
Expected: 04/2016 07/2016 Taylor Greenup
208-476-8228
tgreenup@fs.fed.us
Description: The Nez Perce Tribe, in partnership with the Nez Perce/Clearwater National Forests propose to replace 3 undersized culverts to remove barriers to fish passage.
Location: UNIT - Lochsa Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Not Applicable West Fork Deadman Creek, Powell Creek, and Pete King Creek.
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
03/2016
Expected: 03/2017 06/2017 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: 05/2016 06/2016 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.
Pete King Creek Beaver Dam Analog Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/17/2015
Expected: 04/2016 07/2016 Taylor Greenup
208-476-8228
tgreenup@fs.fed.us
Description: Nez Perce Tribal personnel propose to install up to 4 beaver dam analog structures within Pete King Creek.
Location: UNIT - Lochsa Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Not Applicable NW, NE Sec 30, T33N, R6E
Saddle Camp Road Reroute Project
EA
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Comment Period
12/21/2015
Expected: 03/2016 07/2016 Taylor Greenup
406-329-3949
tgreenup@fs.fed.us
Description: Project involves rerouting the entrance of the Saddle Camp Road, 107, at its junction with Highway 12 approximately 28 miles southeast of Powell, ID.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46730
Location: UNIT - Lochsa Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T36N, R11E, Sections 21 and 22 The entrance of the Saddle Camp Road, 107, at its junction with Highway 12 approximately 28 miles southeast of Powell, ID.
South Brushy Fork Non-system Road Decommissioning
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/17/2015
Expected: 04/2016 07/2016 Taylor Greenup
208-476-8228
tgreenup@fs.fed.us
Description: The Nez Perce tribe, in partnership with the Nez Perce/Clearwater national Forests propose to decommission and recontour up to 8 miles of non-system roads.
Location: UNIT - Lochsa Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Not Applicable SW Sec 16, T9N, R24W, access via Forest Road 5669
Upper Lolo Salvage
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/29/2016
Expected: 06/2016 08/2016 Lois Hill
208-935-4258
lrhill@fs.fed.us
Description: The Upper Lolo project proposes to harvest approximately 1,400 acres of dead and dying trees within the 2015 Musselshell, Yoosa, Four Bit, and Mystery fire perimeters. Approval of an Emergency Situation Determination has been requested.
Web Link: http://prdp2fs.ess.usda.gov/project/?project=48603
Location: UNIT - Lochsa Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Upper Lolo Salvage units are located approximately 5 to 15 miles north and northeast of Syringa, Idaho in T35N R6E S26,27,33,34,35; T36N R7E S5,32; T34N R7E S7,8,17,18,19; and T34N R7E S29,30,32.
Waw'aalamnima Creek Large Wood Placement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/30/2014
Expected: 10/2016 07/2017 Taylor Greenup
208-476-8228
tgreenup@fs.fed.us
Description: Waw'aalamnima Creek has about half of the total wood compared to the reference conditions within the analysis area. In the creek, 64% of the log weirs were noted to provide a full or partial passage barrier to resident species.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46087
Location: UNIT - Lochsa Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T36N, R13E, S05; T37N, R13E, S17, 19, 30, 31 and 32; T37N, R12E, S23, 25, 26 & 36 Please see Map in Scoping Letter
Wildfire Tree Planting
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
12/17/2015
Expected: 04/2016 05/2016 Clare Brick
208-464-1262
cbrick@fs.fed.us
Description: The project would plant trees on approximately 320 acres affected by wildfire.
Location: UNIT - Lochsa Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Not Applicable Areas affected by the Woodrat, Four Bit, and Walde wildfires on the Lochsa Ranger District.
Woodrat Salvage
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period
01/29/2016
Expected: 06/2016 08/2016 Sara Daugherty
208-935-4263
sddaugherty@fs.fed.us
Description: The Woodrat Salvage project proposes to harvest approximately 466 acres of dead and dying trees within the 2015 Woodrat fire perimeter. Approval of an Emergency Situation Determination has been requested.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48651
Location: UNIT - Lochsa Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Not Applicable The proposed Woodrat salvage units are located immediately northwest of Syringa, Idaho in Township 33 North, Range 6 East; Sections 19, 20, 29, 30, and 31; Boise Meridian
Nez Perce Clearwater National Forest, Moose Creek Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Johnson Bar Fire Salvage
EIS
- Forest products In Progress
FEIS NOA in Federal Register
10/07/2015
Expected: 02/2016 03/2016 Michael Ward
208-926-8952
michaelward@fs.fed.us
Description: The Moose Creek District is proposing to harvest dead timber that was burned in the 2014 Johnson Bar Fire.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45214
Location: UNIT - Moose Creek Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T23N R7E S20, BM Approximately five miles south of Lowell, Idaho in the Swiftwater, Elk City, Goddard and O'Hara drainages.
Lochsa-Selway PIT Tag Array SUP
CE
- Special use management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/31/2015
Expected: 04/2016 06/2016 Molly Puchlerz
307-455-2466
mpuchlerz@fs.fed.us
Description: The Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) and the Nez Perce Tribe propose to install four instream Passive Integrated Transponder (PIT) tag detection sites within the lower Lochsa and Selway Rivers.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47463
Location: UNIT - Moose Creek Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Site 1: T32N, R7E, S4 SWNW; Site 2: T33N, R7E, S33 NENW; Site 3: T32N, R7E, S15 NENW; and, Site 4: T32N, R7E, S25 SENE Along the Lochsa and Selway Rivers
Lowell WUI
CE
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/01/2014
Expected: 09/2015 10/2015 Amy Larson
208-476-8294
alarson@fs.fed.us
Description: Regeneration Harvest on about 330 acres of WUI around the town of Lowell Idaho, to reduce risk or extent of insect and disease infestation and reduce hazardous fuels adjacent to private land, allowing firefighters to better engage wildfire.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44773
Location: UNIT - Moose Creek Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T23N R7E S 3, 4, 9, 10 BM Lowell WUI is located on forest road 317 (the Coolwater Rd) that leads to Coolwater Lookout and is boarded by private lands on the west and National Forest on the north east and south.
Nineteenmile AOP Culvert
CE
- Watershed management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2015
Expected: 03/2016 08/2016 Zoltan Kiss
208-926-6409
zoltanskiss@fs.fed.us
Description: Nineteen Mile Creek is currently spanned by a short timber bridge. The bridge pilings are beginning to rot and will need to be replaced soon. The bridge span was initially designed shorter than required to allow for a natural stream flow.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46798
Location: UNIT - Moose Creek Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T32N, R8E, S29 NE1/4 Selway River Road, milepost 8.5
Selway Road Repairs, NFS Road 223
CE
- Road management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/25/2014
Expected: 03/2016 05/2016 Lynelle Knehans
208-476-8260
lmknehans@fs.fed.us
Description: Heavy maintenance activities are to be performed on the Selway Road.
Location: UNIT - Moose Creek Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T32N, R8E, Sections 25-31; T32 N, R9E, Sections 31-33; and, T31N, R9E, Sections 2-4, 11-12 (Boise Meridian). The Selway Road (NFS Road 223) from MP 6.7 to MP 19.5.
Shearer Guard Station Fuels Reduction
EA
- Fuels management On Hold N/A N/A Joe Hudson
208-926-8930
jbhudson@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of the project is to reduce fuel loadings in the stands surrounding Shearer Guard Station. Treating the area surrounding the guard station would reduce the costs and resource needs to protect the historic structures from wildfires.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35595
Location: UNIT - Moose Creek Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T31N, R13E, Section PB38 Shearer Guard Station is located on the Selway River approximately 16 miles upstream from Moose Creek Ranger Station, 35 miles west of Hamilton, Montana, and 75 miles east of Grangeville, Idaho.
Nez Perce Clearwater National Forest, North Fork Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Brumit Claim Group Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2015
Expected: 03/2016 04/2016 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.
French Larch Project
EA
- Forest products
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/22/2014
Est. Comment Period
03/2016
Expected: 09/2016 10/2016 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
Jule Shaft Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
05/29/2012
Expected: 02/2016 03/2016 Rebecca Anderson
208-476-8351
rebeccaanderson@fs.fed.us
Description: The North Fork Ranger District proposes to approve the claimant's proposal to explore underground in an existing shaft, which has several tunnels in the French Mountain area.
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater. LEGAL - T37N, R6E, Section 34 North Fork Clearwater River (French and Orogrande Creeks)
Silver Lode Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
06/15/2012
Expected: 03/2016 04/2016 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: 03/2016 04/2016 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: 03/2016 04/2016 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.
Nez Perce Clearwater National Forest, Palouse Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Elk Creek Falls Trailhead Vegetation Management
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/17/2015
Expected: 03/2016 05/2016 Adam McClory
208-875-1734
amcclory@fs.fed.us
Description: This project proposes to address dead and dying hazard trees surrounding the Elk Creek Falls trailhead.
Location: UNIT - Palouse Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater. LEGAL - Sections 2 and 11, T39N, R2E Elk Creek Falls Trailhead on the Palouse Ranger District
Elk Morris Road Decommissioning
CE
- Road management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/31/2015
Expected: 06/2016 06/2016 Eric Crook
541-573-4313
ecrook@fs.fed.us
Description: Approximately 12 miles of non-system roads and trails have been surveyed and identified as having a high risk of failure, erosion, poor stream crossings, and impaired soil productivity in the Upper Elk Creek sub-watershed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47464
Location: UNIT - Palouse Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater. LEGAL - T40 N; R2 E; S3, 4, 5, 9, 10 See attached map
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
Lower East Fork Potlatch River Large Woody Debris Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/31/2015
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 Dan Kenney
208-622-0094
dkenney@fs.fed.us
Description: The project would be a cooperative effort between the Idaho Department of Fish and Game and the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests to rehabilitate in-stream habitat in the East Fork Potlatch River.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47465
Location: UNIT - Palouse Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Latah. LEGAL - T40N, R1W, S23 and 24 Please see maps
Nez Perce 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.
Nez Perce Clearwater National Forest, Red River Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Allison Creek Dam / Pond Improvements
CE
- Watershed management On Hold N/A N/A Garry Seloske
208-839-2211
gseloske@fs.fed.us
Description: The earthen fill at the blown out dam and outlets from the dam and ponds are failing, and the stream's flow is seeping through eroding existing material.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46092
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Blown out Dam: T29N, R7E, SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of S16; Dam/Pond below FS Road #9874: T29N, R7E, NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of S21; Dam/Pond east of FS Road #307I: T29N, R7E, NE 1/4 of SE 1/4 of S21 Please see Map in Scoping Letter
Baldy Creek Placer Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
05/01/2013
Expected: 03/2016 04/2016 Martin Jones
208-842-2103
martinjones@fs.fed.us
Description: The Red River District Ranger proposes to allow the claim operators to excavate up to 12 placer test pits in the Baldy Creek drainage.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42033
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T30N, R7E, Sections 18 and 19 (Boise Meridian) Access to the project area is by Forest Road 1858 up Newsome Creek to the mouth of Baldy Creek, where a primitive two-track road leads upstream to the project area.
Chucker's Lode Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
06/11/2012
Expected: 12/2015 01/2016 Martin Jones
208-842-2103
martinjones@fs.fed.us
Description: The Red River District proposes to approve a small lode exploration project to determine if gold and other valuable metals exist in sufficient quantities to justify further development of a mining operation.
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T29N, R6E, Section 25 South Fork Clearwater River, Fall Creek drainage on the Red River District
Devine (Pioneer) Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
06/11/2012
Expected: 12/2015 01/2016 Martin Jones
208-842-2103
martinjones@fs.fed.us
Description: The Red River District proposes to approve the use of ATVs for overland travel for access to prospect for mineral values.
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T29N, R7E, Sections 29, 32, and 33 Near Santiam Creek on the Red River District
Dutch Oven Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
In Progress
Comment Period
10/19/2015
Expected: 05/2016 07/2016 Sara Daugherty
208-935-4263
sddaugherty@fs.fed.us
Description: The Dutch Oven Project proposes fuel reduction and vegetation management activities on approximately 2000 acres approximately 4 air miles northwest of Elk City, Idaho.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45632
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T29N, R7E, Sections 1, 2, 10-16, 21-28 The project area is located four air miles northwest of Elk City, Idaho, immediately adjacent to the Elk City Township between the Elk City Wagon Road and Highway 14.
ELM Placer Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
07/31/2015
Expected: 04/2016 05/2016 Martin Jones
208-983-5158
martinjones@fs.fed.us
Description: Gene M., Brad M., and Roger T. (ELM) propose to explore possible gold values on unpatented minerals claims, and the need of the project is to determine if sufficient quantities of valuable minerals exist to warrant further exploration.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47466
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T26N, R8E, S13, 14, 23, 24 Please see map
Gold Zone Exploration Drilling
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
09/30/2013
Expected: 03/2016 04/2016 Martin Jones
208-842-2103
martinjones@fs.fed.us
Description: Goldski, LLC, proposes exploratory drilling in the Deadwood Creek area of the Red River Ranger District.
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T28N, R8E, Sec. 13, 24; T27N, R8E, Sec. 17. Deadwood Creek, immediately south of the Elk City Township, Red River Ranger District.
Gospel-Hump Wilderness Invasive Plant Management Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/22/2014
Est. Comment Period
09/2015
Expected: 03/2016 05/2016 Megan Lucas
208-926-6403
mdlucas@fs.fed.us
Description: Invasive plant management strategy for Gospel-Hump Wilderness to prevent the establishment of new invasive species and reduce impacts of established invasive species on the native plant community desired by the Wilderness Act and Forest Plan.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45921
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project area encompasses approximately 200,500 acres, which includes all of the Gospel-Hump Wilderness. The Gospel-Hump Wilderness is located 24 air miles from Grangeville, Idaho. This area drains into both the Salmon and South Fork Clearwater Rivers.
Hazard Tree Removal
CE
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2015
Expected: 03/2016 04/2016 Edward Koberstein
406-295-7456
ekoberstein@fs.fed.us
Description: Several decades of accumulated MPB mortality and disease have created serious fuels and public safety concerns. Roads identified for treatment are major arterials are major arterials in the event of emergency or natural disaster.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46829
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Various - please see map in Scoping letter Various - please see map in Scoping letter
Heritage #2 Placer Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
01/30/2012
Expected: 12/2015 12/2015 Martin Jones
208-842-2103
martinjones@fs.fed.us
Description: The Red River Ranger District proposes to approve Tim Hoskins’ proposal to excavate 17 placer test pits in the Newsome Creek drainage area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39025
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T30N R6E Sections 12 and 13 Newsome Creek, Red River Ranger District
Heritage Gulch Placer Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
05/01/2013
Expected: 03/2016 04/2016 Martin Jones
208-842-2103
martinjones@fs.fed.us
Description: The Red River District Ranger proposes to allow the claim operator to conduct placer testing in the Newsome Creek drainage by digging 12-15, 10' x 10' or 10' x 12' test pits.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42034
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T30N, R7E, Sections 18-19 (Boise Meridian) Access to the project area is by Forest Road 1858 up Newsome Creek to Forest Road 1826, up Road 1826 to Trail 819 to Newsome Creek, up Newsome Creek via Trail 826 to the project site.
Leggett and Moose Creek Culvert Replacements
CE
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/31/2015
Expected: 05/2016 07/2016 Christopher Wolffing
208-983-5153
cwolffing@fs.fed.us
Description: The current culverts at the Leggett and Moose Creek crossings with Highway 14 are undersized and constitute aquatic organism barriers.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47467
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Leggett Creek: T 29N, R7E, S29; Moose Creek: T29N, R7E, S22 Please see map
Lost Bench Placer Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
09/25/2013
Expected: 03/2016 04/2016 Martin Jones
208-842-2103
martinjones@fs.fed.us
Description: This proposal is for the excavation of 10 test pits for the purpose of testing placer gravels for mineral values.
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T29N, R9E, Sec. 35 Siegel Creek drainage, Red River Ranger District.
Newsome Placer Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
01/30/2012
Expected: 03/2016 04/2016 Martin Jones
208-842-2103
martinjones@fs.fed.us
Description: The Red River Ranger District proposes to approve Press Thomas’ proposal to excavate up to 12 test pits for the purpose of testing placer gravels for mineral values in the Newsome Creek drainage area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39026
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T29N R7E Section 5 Newsome Creek, Red River Ranger District
Orogrande Community Protection Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Comment Period
04/29/2015
Expected: 02/2016 04/2016 Norma Staaf
208-935-4284
nstaaf@fs.fed.us
Description: Create fuel breaks on National Forest System lands adjacent to private property and emergency evacuation routes using a combination of prescribed burning and mechanical treatments.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=28021
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T27N, R07E; T28N, R07E; T29N, R07E; T27N, R08E; T28N, R08E; and T29N, R08E (Boise Meridian) The Orogrande Community Protection Project is located in the Crooked River Watershed on National Forest System lands.
Orogrande Summit Road Project
CE
- Road management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2015
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 Chuck Lacer
208-983-7003
clacer@fs.fed.us
Description: The road surface is currently rutted and difficult to drive, and several culverts are degraded.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46830
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T26N, R6E, S32 A section of NFS Road #233, from the Old Orogrande townsite to the USFS airstrip near Concord Hill
Nez Perce Clearwater National Forest, Salmon River Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Hungry Ridge Restoration Project
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
02/12/2014
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
01/2016
Expected: 01/2017 05/2017 Sara Daugherty
541-575-3058
sddaugherty@fs.fed.us
Description: Utilize commercial harvest and prescribed fire to restore historic structure, species mix, reduce fuel loadings and improve wildlife habitat. Watershed improvements include; culvert replacements, road decommissioning and road improvement projects.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43661
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Not Applicable T27N, R04E; T28N, R04E; R29N, 04E; (Boise Meridian)
Lower and East Sand Creek Placer Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
01/30/2012
Expected: 03/2016 04/2016 Martin Jones
208-842-2103
martinjones@fs.fed.us
Description: The Salmon River Ranger District proposes to approve Kent Powell’s proposal to excavate up to 18 test pits for the purpose of testing placer gravels for mineral values in the Sand Creek drainage area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39009
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T25N R4E Sections 18 and 19 Lower and East Sand Creek, Salmon River Ranger District
Max #2 Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
06/11/2012
Expected: 12/2015 01/2016 Martin Jones
208-842-2103
martinjones@fs.fed.us
Description: The Salmon River District proposes to approve the removal of placer samples from 10 test pits for the purpose of testing for mineral values.
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T25N, R3E, Section 12 Ozark Creek drainage of the Salmon River District
Peasley Creek Stream Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/30/2014
Expected: 04/2016 06/2016 Christopher Wolffing
208-983-5153
cwolffing@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed activities would primarily focus on instream habitat below the culvert and substrate conditions in the culvert. Work would include increasing the pool depth directly below the culvert.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46106
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T29N, R5E, S27 Please see Map in Scoping Letter
Pioneer Gulch Placer Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
10/25/2011
Expected: 03/2016 04/2016 Martin Jones
208-842-2103
martinjones@fs.fed.us
Description: The Salmon River Ranger District proposes to approve David Tisch’s proposal to excavate up to 22 test pits for the purpose of testing placer gravels for mineral values in the Ozark Creek drainage.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37464
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T25N R4E Sections 7 and 18 Ozark Creek drainage
Rex Placer Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
10/25/2011
Expected: 03/2016 04/2016 Martin Jones
208-842-2103
martinjones@fs.fed.us
Description: The Salmon River Ranger District proposes to approve Robert Martin’s proposal to excavate 17 placer test pits in the Gold Lake Creek and Ozark Creek drainages.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37465
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T25N R3E Section 12 Gold Lake Creek and Ozark Creek drainages
Shadow Creek Exploration (Bear Track 2)
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
06/11/2012
Expected: 12/2015 01/2016 Martin Jones
208-842-2103
martinjones@fs.fed.us
Description: The Salmon River District proposes to approve the excavation of 6 test pits for the purpose of testing placer gravels for mineral values.
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T25N, R4E, Section 7 Meadow Creek drainage of the Salmon River District
Steamboat Placer Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
06/11/2012
Expected: 12/2015 01/2016 Martin Jones
208-842-2103
martinjones@fs.fed.us
Description: The Salmon River District proposes to approve the excavation of up to 50 test pits for the purpose of testing placer gravels for mineral values.
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T25N, R4E, Section 7 Meadow Creek drainage of the Salmon River District
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