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

   *UPDATED*
- 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

   *UPDATED*
- 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 National Forest Travel Management
EIS

   *UPDATED*
- Special area management
- Recreation management
- Road management
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
10/22/2010
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
08/2015
Expected: 10/2015 01/2016 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 - Nez Perce National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Not Applicable Forest Wide - Entire Nez Perce National Forest
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
Small-scale Placer Mining Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
04/22/2015
Est. Comment Period
08/2015
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

   *UPDATED*
- Facility management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/01/2014
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 Mike VanderPas
208-983-9583
mvanderpas@fs.fed.us
Description: Project involves repairs and maintenance to the Fish Lake Airstrip.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44451
Location: UNIT - Lochsa Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T35N, R11E, Section 34 (Boise Meridian) Fish Lake Airstrip
Lolo Insect & Disease
EIS

   *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Watershed management
- Road management
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
04/26/2013
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
01/2016
Expected: 01/2017 03/2017 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.
NFS Road 100 Slides
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Road management Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2015
Actual: 07/21/2015
08/2015 Lynelle Knehans
208-476-8260
lmknehans@fs.fed.us
Description: Repair of NFS Road 100 due to road slides.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45119
Location: UNIT - Lochsa Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Site 1: T34N, R6E, SE Section 7; Site 2: T34N, R6E, Section 7. NFS Road 100
NorthSide Powell Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Watershed management
In Progress
Comment Period
12/17/2014
Expected: 12/2015 01/2016 Sara Daugherty
208-935-4263
sddaugherty@fs.fed.us
Description: The NorthSide Powell Project proposes forest management and watershed improvement activities in the Wendover Creek drainage on the Powell District.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42813
Location: UNIT - Powell Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Not Applicable T37N, R13E, Sections 23 and 26, Boise Meridian, Idaho County, Idaho
Pass WUI
EA

   *UPDATED*
- 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.
Saddle Camp Road Reroute Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Comment Period
04/03/2015
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.
Waw'aalamnima Creek Large Wood Placement
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/30/2014
Expected: 07/2015 09/2015 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
Nez Perce Clearwater National Forest, Moose Creek Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Clear Creek Integrated Restoration Project
EIS

   *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
FEIS NOA in Federal Register
02/13/2015
Expected: 10/2015 01/2016 Lois Hill
208-935-4258
lrhill@fs.fed.us
Description: The Moose Creek District proposes to use a combination of timber harvest, pre-commercial thinning, prescribed fire, reforestation, and road system improvements to achieve desired age class and species distributions and to improve watershed health.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38021
Location: UNIT - Moose Creek Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T32N, R6E; T31N, R6E; T31N, R53; BM Project activities will occur on NFS lands within the Clear Creek drainage, located approximately 5 air miles southeast from Kooskia, Idaho.
Johnson Bar Fire Salvage
EIS

   *UPDATED*
- Forest products In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
04/03/2015
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
07/2015
Expected: 09/2015 10/2015 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

   *NEW LISTING*

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/31/2015
Expected: 09/2015 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

   *UPDATED*
- 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

   *UPDATED*
- Watershed management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2015
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 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

   *UPDATED*
- Road management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/25/2014
Expected: 08/2015 12/2015 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
Barnyard South Sheep
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Watershed management
- Forest products
Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2015
Actual: 07/08/2015
03/2017 George Harbaugh
208-935-4260
gharbaugh@fs.fed.us
Description: Vegetation and watershed improvements within the Washington Creek watershed of the North Fork Ranger District, Clearwater National Forest, Idaho.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38515
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater. LEGAL - Sections 5-8, T38N, R7E; Sections 3-10, 15-22, and 27-33, T39N, R7E; and Sections 28, 32, and 33, T40N, R7E, Boise Meridian, Clearwater County, Idaho Washington Creek watershed of the North Fork Ranger District, Clearwater National Forest
Brumit Claim Group Exploration
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2015
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 Rebecca Anderson
208-476-8351
rebeccaanderson@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of the proposed action is to test for gold values on unpatented mining claims. The need is to determine if sufficient quantities of valuable minerals exist to warrant further exploration or development.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46800
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater. LEGAL - T36N R6E, Sec. 17, 18, 19 Access to the claims will be the paved French Mountain Road #250 and unpaved NFS Road #542, as well as a private road on the Lawson Patented Placer ground.
Clarke Mountain OHV Trail
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/30/2014
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 Adam McClory
208-875-1734
amcclory@fs.fed.us
Description: Two areas need to be relocated and two sections of trail that need to be armored: Relocation 1 connects trail #607 with trail #602 and is proposed to be approximately 1300'; relocation 2 on trail #602 is proposed to be approximately 800'.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45785
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater. LEGAL - T38, R7E, Sect. 22 Orogrande Creek Watershed, Lower Orogrande Creek Subwatershed
Deception OHV Trail Relocation
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management Analysis Completed Expected: 08/2015
Actual: 08/07/2015
08/2015 Adam McClory
208-875-1734
amcclory@fs.fed.us
Description: Comet Creek OHV Trail #812 consists of a steep and challenging section needing re-routed. As currently constructed, this trail segment not only provides overly challenging conditions for users but has the potential to contribute to soil erosion.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46089
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater. LEGAL - T40N, R10E, S14 Please see Map in Scoping Letter.
French Larch Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Watershed management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/22/2014
Est. Comment Period
06/2015
Expected: 09/2015 01/2016 Sheila Lehman
208-935-4256
slehman@fs.fed.us
Description: The French Larch project proposes vegetation and watershed improvement activities in the upper Orogrande drainage on the North Fork District of the Nez Perce Clearwater National Forest
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42812
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Not Applicable T37N, R7E, Sections 15-32, French Creek drainage
Silver Lode Exploration
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
06/15/2012
Expected: 07/2015 10/2015 Clinton Hughes
208-983-5146
cehughes02@fs.fed.us
Description: The North Fork Ranger District proposes to approve the claimant’s proposal to excavate seven to ten test pits to expose vein material to test for mineral values.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39565
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater. LEGAL - T37N, R6E, Section 27 French Mountain area
South Fork #I, II, III Exploration Project
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2015
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 Rebecca Anderson
208-476-8351
rebeccaanderson@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of the proposed action is to test for gold values on unpatented mining claims. The need is to determine if sufficient quantities of valuable minerals exist to warrant further exploration or development.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46801
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater. LEGAL - T36N R6E, Sec. 3, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16 Access to the claims will be the paved French Mountain Road #250 and unpaved NFS Roads #542, #5120 and #5173, as well as a number of logging roads and trails.
Sweet 50 Exploration
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
12/30/2014
Expected: 07/2015 10/2015 Rebecca Anderson
208-476-8351
rebeccaanderson@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of the proposed action is to test for gold values on unpatented mining claims. The need is to determine if sufficient quantities of valuable minerals exist to warrant further exploration or development.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46090
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater. LEGAL - T37N R6E, Sec. 34 The site is located in the French Mountain area and is accessed by taking the Forest Road 250 to Forest Road 535 from Pierce, ID.
Nez Perce Clearwater National Forest, Palouse Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Elk Morris Road Decommissioning
CE

   *NEW LISTING*

   *UPDATED*
- Road management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/31/2015
Expected: 11/2015 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

   *UPDATED*
- 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

   *NEW LISTING*

   *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/31/2015
Expected: 09/2015 10/2015 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

   *UPDATED*
- 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
4th of July Park (Final Phase) SUP
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Facility management Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2015
Actual: 08/01/2015
08/2015 Brooks Beegle
208-842-2139
bbeegle@fs.fed.us
Description: The project area is adjacent to earlier phases of the 4th of July Park renovations, and completing this phase would promote public utilization of this area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46828
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T26N, R8E, Sec 27 SWSW Dixie, ID
Allison Creek Dam / Pond Improvements
CE

   *UPDATED*
- 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

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
05/01/2013
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 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.
Crooked River Valley Rehabilitation Project
EIS

   *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2015
Actual: 07/21/2015
08/2015 Jennie Fischer
208-983-4048
jfischer02@fs.fed.us
Description: The Red River Ranger District of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests is proposing to rehabilitate the lower two miles of the Crooked River valley bottom with meanders & re-align 3 miles the Crooked River Road 233 through the narrow canyon.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40648
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T29N, R7E, Sections 25 and 36; T29N, R8E, Sections 32 and 33; T28 N, R7E, Sections 1, 2, 11, 13, 14, and 24; T28N, R8E, Sections 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 18, 19, 20. (Boise Meridian). Red River Ranger District, Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, Idaho County, Idaho, 5 miles southwest of Elk City, Idaho.
Dutch Oven Vegetation Management Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/08/2014
Est. Comment Period
07/2015
Expected: 04/2016 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

   *NEW LISTING*

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
07/31/2015
Expected: 10/2015 11/2015 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

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
09/30/2013
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 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

   *UPDATED*
- 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

   *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2015
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 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

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
01/30/2012
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 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

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
05/01/2013
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 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

   *NEW LISTING*

   *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/31/2015
Expected: 10/2015 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

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
09/25/2013
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 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

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
01/30/2012
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 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 2013
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology Analysis Completed Expected: 06/2015
Actual: 07/02/2015
08/2015 Martin Jones
208-842-2103
martinjones@fs.fed.us
Description: The Red River District Ranger proposes to allow the claim operator to perform exploratory drilling of six drill sites in the Badger Summit area of the Red River Ranger District, approximately three airline miles south of Orogrande.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42036
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T27N, R7E, Sections 13, 24; T27N, R8E, Section 19 (Boise Meridian) Access to the project area is made by taking Forest Road 233 from State Highway 14 to a point just south of Orogrande, then via Forest Road 311 to the project area.
Orogrande Community Protection Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
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

   *UPDATED*
- Watershed management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2015
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 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
Pasadena/Frank Peck Lode Exploration
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
10/25/2011
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 Martin Jones
208-983-1950
martinjones@fs.fed.us
Description: The Red River Ranger District proposes to approve Ralph Reynolds and David Brush’s proposal to open an old adit and develop a new adit for the purpose of extracting bulk ore samples for testing and assay.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37491
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T27N R7E Section 12 The project site is accessed by Forest Roads 233 (Crooked River Road), 311 (Penman Road), and 9848.
Sheep Creek Trail Reroute
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2015
Actual: 07/02/2015
09/2015 Jeremy Watkins
208-842-2137
jwatkins02@fs.fed.us
Description: In September 2013, a large rainstorm caused flooding in a side-drainage of the East Fork Sheep Creek, coming off the south side of Shining Butte. This flooding washed out 25-35 feet of the trail down to a depth of about 20 feet.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46103
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T 26N, R 6E, Sec. 32 Please see Maps in Scoping Letter
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

   *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- 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)
Lemhi Bar Waterline SUP Renewal
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2015
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 Molly Puchlerz
307-455-2466
mpuchlerz@fs.fed.us
Description: A private landowner has requested renewal of a special use permit for continued operation and maintenance of facilities that convey water from Lemhi Creek, a tributary of the Salmon River, to private property on Lemhi Bar.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46831
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T25N, R9E, Sec 32 NWNW Lemhi Creek, a tributary of the Salmon River
Lower and East Sand Creek Placer Exploration
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
01/30/2012
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 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
Mackay Bar Grazing SUP
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2015
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 Jeffrey Shinn
406-287-3223
jshinn@fs.fed.us
Description: Mackay Bar outfitters wish to graze their horses on federal land to facilitate their existing outfitter and guide permit (managed by the Payette NF).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46832
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T24N, R7E, parts of Sec. 19, 20, 21, 28, 29, 30 Please see map in Scoping letter
Peasley Creek Stream Restoration
CE

   *UPDATED*
- 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

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
10/25/2011
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 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

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
10/25/2011
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 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
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