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, 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
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: 04/2017 04/2017 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 NFs Forest Plan Revision
EIS

   *UPDATED*
- Land management planning In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
07/15/2014
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
10/2018
Expected: 04/2020 04/2020 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.usda.gov/detail/nezperceclearwater/landmanagement/planning/?cid=stelprdb5447338
Location: UNIT - Nez Perce National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater, Idaho, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce. LEGAL - Not Applicable Central Idaho
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: 05/2017 06/2017 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
- Special area management
- Road management
In Progress
FEIS NOA in Federal Register
02/24/2016
Expected: 05/2017 08/2017 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 NF Travel Plan and OHV Rule Implementation
EIS
- Recreation management
- Regulations, Directives, Orders
- Road management
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
11/28/2007
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
06/2017
Expected: 02/2018
Actual: 11/10/2011
03/2018 Lois Hill
208-935-4258
lrhill@fs.fed.us
Description: Travel planning and analysis to implement the national OHV rule.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=17992
Location: UNIT - Palouse Ranger District, North Fork Ranger District, Lochsa Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater, Idaho, Shoshone. LEGAL - Forest-wide (with some exceptions) Travel planning on the Powell, Lochsa, North Fork Ranger Districts and Elk Creek basin of the Palouse Ranger Dsitrict
Nez Perce Clearwater National Forest, Lochsa Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Brushy Fork Face Road Decommissioning
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/28/2017
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 Rebecca Lloyd
(208)926-8939 at Fenn/(208)942-0350 Powell
rebeccalloyd@fs.fed.us
Description: Reclaim approx. 20 miles of legacy roads. Work includes clearing rds. of veg., decompacting & recontouring roads; plant native veg. on slopes; remove culverts, reestablish stream grade, construct grade control structures, where nec. Summer 2017.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51450
Location: UNIT - Lochsa Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Not Applicable Township 37 North, Range 15 East, Sections 8 and 10; in the checkerboard part of the Forest; Idaho County, Idaho
Lolo Insect & Disease
EIS
- Forest products
- Road management
- Watershed management
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: 11/2017 01/2018 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 - Lochsa 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.
Pocket Gopher Control - Lochsa-Powell
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
03/28/2017
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 Clare Brick
208-464-1262
cbrick@fs.fed.us
Description: Pocket gopher control on 109 acres (4 stands). Suppression of population is needed due to seedling mortality caused by predation; loss of reforestation investment; and to meet NFMA requirement to adequately reforest w/in five years post final harvest
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51478
Location: UNIT - Lochsa Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Not Applicable Township 33 North, Range 6 East, Sections 23, 25, 26, and 36, Township 33 North, Range 7 East, Section 9; Idaho County, Idaho
Pre-commercial Thinning - Lochsa-Powell
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
03/27/2017
Expected: 05/2017 05/2017 Clare Brick
208-464-1262
cbrick@fs.fed.us
Description: Thin approximately 2381 acres (128 stands). Work done by hand using chainsaws; no mechanical harvesting equipment. Trees felled/left in place. Retained species favor western white pine, larch and ponderosa pine. No burning. Access on existing rds.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51485
Location: UNIT - Lochsa Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater, Idaho. LEGAL - Not Applicable Lochsa-Powell Ranger District; Clearwater and Idaho Counties, Idaho
Waw'aalamnima Creek Large Wood Placement
CE
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/30/2014
Expected: 08/2017 09/2017 Rebecca Lloyd
(208)926-8939 at Fenn/(208)942-0350 Powell
rebeccalloyd@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-Powell 3
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2017
Expected: 04/2017 05/2017 Clare Brick
208-464-1262
cbrick@fs.fed.us
Description: Plant trees on approx. 20 acres (1 stand) in the Higgins Hump Fire area. Planting will be done by hand by a contract crew. Access to the planting site will be on existing roads.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51642
Location: UNIT - Lochsa Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Not Applicable T33N, R6E, Section 12, Lochsa-Powell Ranger District, Idaho County, Idaho
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
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
01/06/2012
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
08/2017
Expected: 05/2018
Actual: 12/17/2015
06/2018 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
- Forest products In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
12/16/2016
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
03/2017
Expected: 08/2017
Actual: 02/17/2016,
02/17/2016
08/2017 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.
Lowell WUI
CE
- Forest products
- Fuels management
On Hold N/A N/A Barry Phillips
208-765-7248
barryphillips@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.
Pre-commercial Thinning - Moose Creek
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
03/27/2017
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 Clare Brick
208-464-1262
cbrick@fs.fed.us
Description: Thin approximately 175 acres (9 stands). Work done by hand using chainsaws; no mechanical harvesting equipment. Trees felled/left in place. Retained species favor western white pine, larch and ponderosa pine. No burning. Access on existing rds.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51487
Location: UNIT - Moose Creek Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Not Applicable T31N, R7E, Sections 3, 4; T32N, R7E, Sections 17, 32, 33, 35, 36; Moose Creek Ranger District, Idaho County, Idaho
Shearer Guard Station Fuels Reduction
EA
- Fuels management On Hold N/A N/A Michael Ward
208-926-8952
michaelward@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.
Wildfire Tree Planting - Moose Creek 1
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/06/2017
Expected: 04/2017 04/2017 Clare Brick
208-464-1262
cbrick@fs.fed.us
Description: Plant trees on approx. 1480 acres (167 stands) in the Johnson Bar Fire area (565 acres, 58 stands) and Wash Fire area (915 acres, 109 stands). Planting will be done by hand by a contract crew. Access to the sites will only be by existing roads.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51638
Location: UNIT - Moose Creek Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Not Applicable Moose Creek Ranger District, Idaho County, Idaho
Nez Perce Clearwater National Forest, North Fork Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
East Saddle Integrated Restoration Project
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/12/2017
Est. Comment Period
07/2017
Expected: 07/2018 08/2018 Stephanie Israel
208-476-8344
sisrael@fs.fed.us
Description: East Saddle Integrated Restoration project proposes commercial timber harvest, fuels reduction treatment, and wildlife habitat improvement
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51663
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater. LEGAL - Not Applicable Areas of the Cayuse Creek drainage administered by the North Fork RD south of Old Kelly Creek Work Center, extending west of work center and north of Kelly Creek to the North Fork of the Clearwater.
French Larch Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period
02/16/2016
Expected: 04/2017 05/2017 Andrew Skowlund
208-476-8223
amskowlund@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)
Pocket Gopher Control - North Fork
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
03/28/2017
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 Clare Brick
208-464-1262
cbrick@fs.fed.us
Description: Pocket gopher control on 78 acres (1 stand). Suppression of population is needed due to seedling mortality caused by predation; loss of reforestation investment; and to meet NFMA requirement to adequately reforest w/in five years post final harvest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51479
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater. LEGAL - Not Applicable Township 39 North, Range 9 East, Section 3; Clearwater County, Idaho
Pre-commercial Thinning - North Fork
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
03/27/2017
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 Clare Brick
208-464-1262
cbrick@fs.fed.us
Description: Thin approx. 397 ac. (24 stands). Work by hand using chainsaws; no mechanical harvesting equipment. Trees felled/left in place. Retained sp. favor w. white pine, larch & ponderosa pine. Pile/burn slash 3 stands; no other burning. Access existing rds.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51488
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater. LEGAL - Not Applicable North Fork Ranger District, Clearwater County, Idaho
Silver Lode Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
06/15/2012
Expected: 08/2017 09/2017 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
Wildfire Tree Planting - North Fork 2
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/06/2017
Expected: 04/2017 05/2017 Clare Brick
208-464-1262
cbrick@fs.fed.us
Description: Plant trees on approx. 58 acres (2 stands) in the Snowy Summit Fire area (36 acres, 1 stand) and Snow Creek Fire area (22 acres, 1 stand). Planting will be done by hand by a contract crew. Access to the sites will only be by existing roads.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51639
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater. LEGAL - Not Applicable T36N, R7E, S6 (Snowy Summit Fire area) and T41N, R9E, S30 (Snow Creek Fire area), North Fork Ranger District, Clearwater County, Idaho
Nez Perce Clearwater National Forest, Palouse Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
East Fork Potlatch Meadow Restoration
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Comment Period
12/16/2016
Expected: 08/2017 09/2017 Eric Crook
208-875-1727
ecrook@fs.fed.us
Description: 45 acres of meadow and wetlands restoration. Installation of instream habitat structures along 2 miles of stream.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40180
Location: UNIT - Palouse Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Latah. LEGAL - T40N R1W Sections 13, 23, 24, Boise Meridian Three miles east of Helmer, Idaho.
Gold Bug AML (Abandoned Mine Lands) Closure
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2017
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 Rebecca Anderson
208-476-8351
rebeccaanderson@fs.fed.us
Description: Permanently close an open shaft at an abandoned mine site to eliminate public safety risks. Closure methods include poly foam plugs, metal bars, drain pipes, and earthen materials. Backhoe or other earthmoving equipment would be used to fill hole.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51644
Location: UNIT - Palouse Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Latah. LEGAL - Not Applicable T42N R3W, Sec. 20, Palouse Ranger District, Latah County, Idaho
Gold Dust Mines
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
03/28/2017
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 Rebecca Anderson
208-476-8351
rebeccaanderson@fs.fed.us
Description: Claimants to test lodes by drilling 10 core holes/site (4 sites) w/ portable drill. Each hole reclaimed upon completion. Drilling water brought in. Claimants to remove excess wood, metal debris, etc. from three previous operations. No rd. construct.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51455
Location: UNIT - Palouse Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Latah. LEGAL - Not Applicable T43N, R1W, Sec. 31; Mountain Gulch Claims; Latah County, Idaho
Little Boulder
EIS

   *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
11/06/2014
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
05/2017
Expected: 02/2018 06/2018 Stephanie Israel
208-476-8344
sisrael@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
Moose Creek Project
EIS

   *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Fuels management
- Forest products
Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register
04/2017
Expected: 09/2018 10/2018 Stephanie Israel
208-476-8344
sisrael@fs.fed.us
Description: Project would include timber harvest on approximately 1,600 acres, fuels reduction, and associated road work in the West Fork Potlatch River subwatershed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51628
Location: UNIT - Palouse Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Latah. LEGAL - T41N R1W Sections 4,5, 7-17, Boise Meridian, Latah County, ID West Fork Potlatch-Potlatch River subwatershed of the Upper Potlatch watershed
Nat Brown Fencing
CE
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/27/2016
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 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
Pocket Gopher Control - Palouse
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
03/28/2017
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 Clare Brick
208-464-1262
cbrick@fs.fed.us
Description: Pocket gopher control on 518 acres (9 stands). Suppression of population is needed due to seedling mortality caused by predation; loss of reforestation investment; and to meet NFMA requirement to adequately reforest w/in five years post final harvest
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51481
Location: UNIT - Palouse Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater, Latah. LEGAL - Not Applicable Township 40 North, Range 1 West, Sections 2, 3; Township 41 North, Range 1 West, Sections 15, 16; Township 40 North, Range 2 East, Sections 27, 34; Clearwater and Latah Counties, Idaho
Pre-commercial Thinning - Palouse
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
03/27/2017
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 Clare Brick
208-464-1262
cbrick@fs.fed.us
Description: Thin approximately 881 acres (34 stands). Work done by hand using chainsaws; no mechanical harvesting equipment. Trees felled/left in place. Retained species favor western white pine, larch and ponderosa pine. No burning. Access on existing rds.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51489
Location: UNIT - Palouse Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Latah. LEGAL - Not Applicable Palouse Ranger District, Latah County, Idaho
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: 05/2017 06/2017 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.
Big Creek Bridge Replacement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/28/2017
Expected: 05/2017 07/2017 Christopher Wolffing
208-983-5153
cwolffing@fs.fed.us
Description: Replace existing timber bridge with steel girder bridge. Reconstruct 500 ft. of Rd 311 surrounding site to align bridge approaches. Rd 311 closed during bridge removal/replacement. Start summer/fall 2017 or 2018.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51449
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Not Applicable Township 26 North, Range 7 East, Section 18; Rd 311 at milepost 10.5; Idaho County, Idaho
Blue Ribbon Test Drilling
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
05/27/2016
Expected: 03/2017 06/2017 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
Center Star Mining
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
03/28/2017
Expected: 06/2017 06/2017 Martin Jones
208-842-2103
martinjones@fs.fed.us
Description: Reopen/stabilize main portal of Center Star Mine. Work includes hand sampling/mechanized drilling. Second portal may be opened as safety exit. Approx. 2400 ft. of old skid trails/mining roads would be reconditioned. Disturbed areas reclaimed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51452
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Not Applicable T29N, R7E, NW  of Section 35; Idaho County, Idaho
Chucker's Lode Exploration
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2017
Actual: 04/06/2017
06/2017 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: 05/2017 06/2017 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
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period
10/19/2015
Expected: 05/2017 05/2017 Jennie Fischer
208-983-4048
jfischer02@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.
Five Mile ATV Bridge Replacement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/28/2017
Expected: 06/2017 07/2018 Anne Connor
208-476-4541
aconnor@fs.fed.us
Description: Replace existing timber bridge with steel stringer bridge. Reconstruct 100 ft. of NF Trail 821 surrounding site to align bridge approaches. Rehab and close unauthorized ford using local native vegetation. To be started in 2017 or 2018.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51454
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Not Applicable Township 28 North, Range 7 East, Section 36; County 233 road (milepost 10.5); Idaho County, Idaho
Gospel-Hump Wilderness Invasive Plant Management Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
In Progress
Comment Period
12/22/2014
Expected: 09/2017 03/2018 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
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
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: 08/2017 09/2017 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: 08/2017 09/2017 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: 08/2017 09/2017 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: 09/2017 09/2017 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
Pre-commercial Thinning - Red River
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
03/27/2017
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 Clare Brick
208-464-1262
cbrick@fs.fed.us
Description: Thin approximately 364 acres (24 stands). Work done by hand using chainsaws; no mechanical harvesting equipment. Trees felled/left in place. Retained species favor western white pine, larch and ponderosa pine. No burning. Access on existing rds.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51490
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Not Applicable Red River Ranger District, Idaho County, Idaho
Red River AML (Abandoned Mine Lands) Closure
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2017
Expected: 07/2017 07/2017 Martin Jones
208-842-2103
martinjones@fs.fed.us
Description: Permanently close two shafts and one adit to eliminate public safety risks. Shafts would be closed via expandable foam plug and/or use of fill material from existing sources. One shaft may be closed via a bat gate. Adit may be closed via a bat gate.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51647
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Not Applicable T27N, R7E, SW 1/4 Section 19 (shafts); T28N, R7E, NE  Section 35 (adit); Red River Ranger District, Idaho County, Idaho
Schiweck Access
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2017
Expected: 05/2017 05/2017 Adam McClory
907-754-2352
amcclory@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a Special Use Permit to allow Mr. Schiweck to construct and maintain an access road (driveway) to his private property across NFS lands. The driveway would be approx. 500 ft. long by 20 ft. wide, and connect to Forest Service Road 222D.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51666
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Not Applicable SW1/4 sec 34, T.26N. R.8E; Idaho County, Idaho
Sing Lee Bridge #2 Replacement
CE
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/28/2017
Expected: 05/2017 07/2017 Christopher Wolffing
208-983-5153
cwolffing@fs.fed.us
Description: Replace existing timber bridge with timber or steel bridge. Reconstruct 100 ft. of Rd 440A surrounding site to align bridge approaches. Rd 440A closed during bridge removal/replacement. Start in summer/fall 2017 or 18.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51483
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Not Applicable Township 29 North, Range 7 East, Section 8; West Fork Newsome Creek; Road 440A (mile 0.50); Idaho County, Idaho
Nez Perce Clearwater National Forest, Salmon River Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bentz Ridge Access
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2017
Expected: 06/2017 07/2017 Adam McClory
907-754-2352
amcclory@fs.fed.us
Description: Bennett Industries requesting Special Use Permit for use of FS Trail #340 (3.4 miles; closed to motorized use; open to snowmobiles) to access Bentz Ridge inholding. BI would conduct 0.5 miles of trail reconstruction and annual maintenance of trail.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51645
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Not Applicable T28N, R2E, Sect. 2, 3, 10; Salmon River Ranger District, Idaho County, Idaho
Center-Johnson Project
EA
- Road management
- Forest products
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2017
Expected: 01/2018 03/2018 Jennie Fischer
208-983-4048
jfischer02@fs.fed.us
Description: Vegetation treatments to reduce the risk or extent of, or increase resilience to insects and disease infestation; reduce wildfire risk to the local communities and surrounding federal lands. A collaborative process will be used to develop actions.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50271
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Not Applicable Center-Johnson project is located approximately 3 miles west of Slate Creek, Idaho, in Idaho County. Activities off Roads 493 (Deer Creek), 672 (Cow Creek), 9335 (Joe Creek) and maybe 9337. A Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Area.
Hungry Ridge Restoration Project
EIS
- Forest products
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
02/12/2014
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
04/2017
Expected: 03/2018 04/2018 Jennie Fischer
208-983-4048
jfischer02@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)
Hungry Ridge Riparian Area Restoration
CE
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/28/2017
Expected: 05/2017 07/2017 Anne Connor
208-476-4541
aconnor@fs.fed.us
Description: USFS & Nez Perce Tribe to construct beaver dam analogs in Merton, Mill, and American Creeks. Stream reaches over-steepened or have head-cuts selected. BDAs constructed using hand tools. Access on existing FS Roads & Trails. Conducted over 3-10 yrs.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51472
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Not Applicable Upper Mill Creek (27N, 3E, S12, 13,14 / 4E, S6,7), Merton Creek (28N, 4E, S32, 33), American Creek (28N, 4E, S15, 21, 22, 27,28, 33); Idaho County, Idaho
Lower and East Sand Creek Placer Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
01/30/2012
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 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: 08/2017 09/2017 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47789
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T25N, R3E, Section 12 Ozark Creek drainage of the Salmon River District
Mill Creek Bridge #1 Replacement
CE
- Watershed management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/28/2017
Expected: 05/2017 07/2017 Christopher Wolffing
208-983-5153
cwolffing@fs.fed.us
Description: Replace existing timber bridge crossing Mill Creek (milepost 0.90) with concrete bridge. Reconstruct 310 ft. of Rd. 309 surrounding site to align bridge approaches. Rd. 309 closed during bridge removal/replacement. Start in summer/fall 2017 or 18.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51476
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Not Applicable Township 29 North, Range 4 East, Section 27; Rd. 309 (milepost 0.90); Idaho County, Idaho
Peasley Creek Stream Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
On Hold N/A N/A 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: 08/2017 09/2017 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
Pre-commercial Thinning - Salmon River
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
03/27/2017
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 Clare Brick
208-464-1262
cbrick@fs.fed.us
Description: Thin approximately 351 acres (16 stands). Work done by hand using chainsaws; no mechanical harvesting equipment. Trees felled/left in place. Retained species favor western white pine, larch and ponderosa pine. No burning. Access on existing rds.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51491
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Not Applicable Salmon River Ranger District, Idaho County, Idaho
Rebel/Beat Street Placer Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
05/27/2016
Expected: 06/2017 06/2017 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: 08/2017 09/2017 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
Salmon River AML (Abandoned Mine Lands) Closures
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2017
Expected: 08/2017 08/2017 Martin Jones
208-842-2103
martinjones@fs.fed.us
Description: Permanently close two hazardous mine adits to eliminate public safety risks. The adits will be closed by constructing bat friendly gates across the portals. The gates will be constructed so as to allow access by mining claimants if needed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51648
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Not Applicable T29N R5E, SW1/4 of NE  Section 19 and T25N, R4E, SW  Section 7; Salmon River Ranger District, Idaho County, Idaho
Shadow Creek Exploration (Bear Track 2)
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
06/11/2012
Expected: 08/2017 09/2017 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: 09/2017 09/2017 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
Wildfire Tree Planting - Salmon River
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2017
Expected: 04/2017 04/2017 Clare Brick
208-464-1262
cbrick@fs.fed.us
Description: Plant trees on approx. 255 acres (5 stands) in the 2012 Sheep Fire area. Planting will be done by hand by a contract crew. Access to the sites will only be by existing roads.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51646
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Not Applicable T26N, R2E, Sections 1, 15, 22, 23, and 27; Salmon River Ranger District, Idaho County, Idaho
Windy-Shingle Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/15/2017
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 Barry Phillips
208-765-7248
barryphillips@fs.fed.us
Description: Vegetation treatments to reduce the risk or extent of, or increase resilience to insects and disease infestation; reduce wildfire risk to the local communities and surrounding federal lands. A collaborative process will be used to develop actions.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50250
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Not Applicable Windy-Shingle project is located approximately 5 miles west of Riggins, Idaho, in Idaho County. Activities off Roads 517 (Seven Devils), 487, 2109, 624 and 2056. A Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Area.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.