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
02/2017
Expected: 05/2018 06/2018 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
Clearwater National Forest Travel Planning for Recommended Wilderness Areas
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders
- Road management
- Recreation management
In Progress
FEIS NOA in Federal Register
01/12/2011
Expected: 10/2016 10/2016 Lois Hill
208-935-4258
lrhill@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will analyze motorized and mechanized travel within Recommended Wilderness Areas (Management Area B2) on the Clearwater National Forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48244
Location: UNIT - Nez Perce National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater, Idaho. LEGAL - Not Applicable Recommended Wilderness Areas within the Clearwater National Forest, as described in the 1987 Clearwater Forest Plan as Management Area B2.
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
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/17/2015
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48432
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
- Recreation management
- Road management
- Special area management
In Progress
FEIS NOA in Federal Register
02/24/2016
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 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
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/18/2015
Expected: 07/2016 07/2016 Sara Daugherty
541-935-4263
sddaugherty@fs.fed.us
Description: UPDATE: Teepee Springs fire recovery projects - Chair Pt. & Van Keating Ridge CE projects; and the Big Hill fire recovery CE project have all been CANCELLED.
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 Deadwood, Boulder, Snowy Summit, and Lost Hat fires located on the Red River, Lochsa/Powell, and North Fork Ranger Districts.
Nez Perce-Clearwater NF's Roadside, Recreation Site and Administrative Site Maintenance Project
EA
- Facility management
- Road management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Comment Period
03/29/2016
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 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, Wash, Woodrat, Baldy and other fires
Small-scale Placer Mining Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2016
Actual: 07/06/2016
07/2016 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
Lolo Insect & Disease
EIS
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Forest products
On Hold N/A N/A 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
- Watershed management
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period
12/17/2014
Expected: 11/2016 12/2016 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
- Fuels management
- Forest products
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.
Peasley Creek Culvert Replacement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/27/2016
Expected: 01/2017 04/2017 Anne Connor
208-476-4541
aconnor@fs.fed.us
Description: Replace the existing pipe arch on Peasley Creek with a bottomless structure to provide an appropriately sized structure for 100-year storm flows and to allow for aquatic organism passage, including ESA listed Snake River steelhead, upstream.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49348
Location: UNIT - Lochsa Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Not Applicable Milepost 23 on Hwy (T29N, R5E, S27) in Idaho Co., Idaho
Pete King Creek Beaver Dam Analog Project
CE
- Watershed management Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2016
Actual: 06/30/2016
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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48425
Location: UNIT - Lochsa Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Not Applicable NW, NE Sec 30, T33N, R6E
Upper Lolo Salvage
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/29/2016
Est. Comment Period
08/2016
Expected: 02/2017 04/2017 Lois Hill
208-935-4258
lrhill@fs.fed.us
Description: The Upper Lolo project proposes to harvest approximately 1,600 acres of dead and dying trees within the 2015 Musselshell, Yoosa, Four Bit, Lost Hat, Snowy Summit and Mystery fire perimeters. An ESD request was submitted but has been withdrawn.
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)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Cancelled N/A N/A Clare Brick
208-464-1262
cbrick@fs.fed.us
Description: This is a duplicate entry of the Wildfire Tree Planting project. The correct/official Wildfire Tree Planting project is project #49608.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49609
Location: UNIT - Lochsa Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Not Applicable T33N, R6E, Sections 19, 29, 30 and 31 and T34N, 7E, Sections 7, 17 and 18, Idaho County, Idaho
Wildfire Tree Planting - Lochsa 2
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/27/2016
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 Clare Brick
208-464-1262
cbrick@fs.fed.us
Description: The Lochsa RD is proposing to plant approx. 320 acres of western white pine, western larch and ponderosa pine seedlings in 7 stands without timber salvage operations in the Woodrat Wildfire area. Planting would be done using hand tools.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49526
Location: UNIT - Lochsa Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Not Applicable Township 33 North, Range 7 East, Sections 30 and 31, Idaho Co., Idaho
Woodrat Salvage
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period
01/29/2016
Expected: 07/2016 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
Lochsa-Selway PIT Tag Array SUP
CE
- Special use management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/31/2015
Expected: 08/2016 08/2016 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
- Forest products
- Fuels management
On Hold N/A N/A 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.
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
French Larch Project
EA
- Forest products
- Watershed management
In Progress
Comment Period
02/16/2016
Expected: 10/2016 11/2016 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: 07/2018 07/2018 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)
NFS Road 5216-E and 5216-E1 Road Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/27/2016
Expected: 10/2016 10/2016 Travis Mechling
208-476-4541
tmechling@fs.fed.us
Description: Id. Dept. of Lands is requesting use of NFS Roads 5216-E and 5216-E1 to access State land for a timber harvest scheduled for 2016 with tree planting to be completed by 2021.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49534
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater. LEGAL - Not Applicable Township 37 North, Range 6 East, Section 25, Clearwater Co., Idaho
NFS Road 5326 and 5326-A Road Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/27/2016
Expected: 10/2016 10/2016 Travis Mechling
208-476-4541
tmechling@fs.fed.us
Description: Id. Dept. of Lands is requesting use of NFS Roads 5326 and 5326-A to access State land for a timber harvest scheduled for 2016 with tree planting to be completed by 2021.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49347
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater. LEGAL - Not Applicable NFSR 5326 and 5326-A are located in section 19, T40N, R7E, Clearwater Co., Idaho
Silver Lode Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
06/15/2012
Expected: 08/2016 08/2016 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: 08/2016 08/2016 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: 10/2016 10/2016 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.
Wildfire Tree Planting - North Fork
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/27/2016
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 Clare Brick
208-464-1262
cbrick@fs.fed.us
Description: The North Fork RD is proposing to plant approx. 18 acres of western white pine and western larch seedlings in 2 stands without timber salvage operations in the Snowy Summit Wildfire area. Planting would be done using hand tools.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49527
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater. LEGAL - Not Applicable Township 36 North, Range 7 East, Sections 6 and 7, Clearwater Co., Idaho
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
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/17/2015
Expected: 07/2016 07/2016 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48431
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: 09/2016 09/2016 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
Lamb Creek Road Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/27/2016
Expected: 07/2016 07/2016 David Ratliff
208-875-1718
dratliff@fs.fed.us
Description: Potlatch Corp. is requesting the use of approx. 0.6 miles of NFS Roads 3933 (0.3 mi) and 3933-A (0.3 mi) to access their land for a timber harvest scheduled to start in summer of 2016 with tree planting to be completed by 2021.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49343
Location: UNIT - Palouse Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Latah. LEGAL - Not Applicable NFSR 3933 and 3933-A are found in section 29, T42N, R1E
Little Boulder
EA
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/06/2014
Est. Comment Period
12/2016
Expected: 06/2017 10/2017 Sheila Lehman
208-935-4258
slehman@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
NFS Road 4716-A Road Easement
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/27/2016
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 David Ratliff
208-875-1718
dratliff@fs.fed.us
Description: Idaho Dept. of Lands is requesting a road easement, under the State of Idaho / Forest Service Cost Share Agreement, to gain permanent access to their lands across NFS lands on an existing road for the protection and management of their lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49345
Location: UNIT - Palouse Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Latah. LEGAL - Not Applicable NFS Road 4716-A is located in section 18, T43N, R4W, Latah Co., Idaho
Nat Brown Fencing
CE
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/27/2016
Expected: 08/2016 08/2016 Katlyn Howisey
208-875-1740
katlynmhowisey@fs.fed.us
Description: The FS is proposing to extend the existing Nat Brown exclosure fence by approx. 1600' to include most of the meadow, adding an add. 3.7 acres, and constructing a new 1.1-acre exclosure in the riparian meadow opposite NFS Road 3327.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49344
Location: UNIT - Palouse Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Latah. LEGAL - Not Applicable Nat Brown Meadow in section 7, T41N, R1W, Latah Co., Idaho
Potlatch River Boundary Fence Extension
CE
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/27/2016
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 Katlyn Howisey
208-875-1740
katlynmhowisey@fs.fed.us
Description: Extend the existing allotment boundary fence approx. 2100' to tie in with Hwy 3 embankment in order to stop livestock from wandering onto the highway.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49377
Location: UNIT - Palouse Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Latah. LEGAL - Not Applicable T42N, R1E, Section 32, Latah Co., Idaho
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
Avista Buried Electrical Lines
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/27/2016
Expected: 07/2016 07/2016 Molly Puchlerz
307-455-2466
mpuchlerz@fs.fed.us
Description: Avista proposes to install 5000' of buried electrical line and mount three junction enclosures at ground level along Road 222D. Work would be done in summer/fall 2016, and is projected to take one week to complete.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49338
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Not Applicable T25N, R8E, Sections 3, 10, 11, Idaho County, ID
Baldy Creek Placer Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
05/01/2013
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 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.
Blue Ribbon Test Drilling
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
05/27/2016
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 Martin Jones
208-842-2103
martinjones@fs.fed.us
Description: Goldski, LLC, proposes to exploratory drill to test for gold values to determine if valuable minerals exist to warrant further development of a mining operation.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49340
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T28N, R8E, NW/4, Section 3 and T29N, R9E, SE/4, Section 32 T28N, R8E, NW/4, S3; T29N, R9E, SE/4, S32, Idaho Co., Idaho
Chucker's Lode Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
06/11/2012
Expected: 07/2016 07/2016 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47793
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: 08/2016 09/2016 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47792
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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Comment Period
10/19/2015
Expected: 11/2016 12/2016 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.
Gold Zone Exploration Drilling
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
09/30/2013
Expected: 08/2016 08/2016 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43117
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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/22/2014
Est. Comment Period
06/2016
Expected: 01/2017 05/2017 Carol Hennessey
208-926-4274
cahennessey@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
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
On Hold N/A N/A 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: 09/2016 09/2016 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: 09/2016 09/2016 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.
Lost Bench Placer Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
09/25/2013
Expected: 09/2016 10/2016 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43120
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: 06/2016 06/2016 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 Summit Road Project
CE
- Watershed management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2015
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 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)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
02/12/2014
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
12/2016
Expected: 12/2017 01/2018 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: 09/2016 10/2016 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: 09/2016 10/2016 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: 08/2016 08/2016 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: 06/2016 06/2016 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
Rebel/Beat Street Placer Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
05/27/2016
Expected: 10/2016 10/2016 Martin Jones
208-842-2103
martinjones@fs.fed.us
Description: Exploratory drill to test for gold values on unpatented mining claim to determine if valuable minerals exist to warrant further development of a mining operation.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49378
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - NW/4 of Section 14, T25N, R3E NW/4 of Section 14, T25N, R3E
Rex Placer Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
10/25/2011
Expected: 06/2016 06/2016 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: 07/2016 07/2016 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: 06/2016 06/2016 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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