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 National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Nez Perce National Forest, Moose Creek Ranger District
- Nez Perce National Forest, Red River Ranger District
- Nez Perce National Forest, Salmon River Ranger District


R1 - Northern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Nez Perce-Clearwater NFs Forest Plan Revision
EIS
- Land management planning In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
07/15/2014
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
06/2015
Expected: 09/2016 10/2016 Timory Peel
208-935-4259
fpr_npclw@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 National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest) R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Eastside Allotment Management Planning Project
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/21/2011
Est. Comment Period
01/2015
Expected: 06/2015 06/2015 Jennie Fischer
208-983-4048
jfischer02@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
- Recreation management
- Special area management
- Road management
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
10/22/2010
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
01/2015
Expected: 03/2015 08/2015 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 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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
04/19/2013
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
12/2014
Expected: 03/2015 08/2015 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.
Clear Ridge Non-system Road Decommissioning Project
CE
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/31/2014
Expected: 10/2014 06/2015 Karen Smith
208-935-4252
kasmith03@fs.fed.us
Description: Project would decommission approximately 65 miles of non-system roads in the Clear Creek watershed. These roads are currently not open to public access and are not needed for future land management activities.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44198
Location: UNIT - Moose Creek Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater, Idaho. LEGAL - T31N, R6E and T32N, R6E, Idaho and Clearwater Counties, Idaho The project area lies about seven miles east of Kooskia, Idaho in the norther half of the Clear Creek watershed
Johnson Bar Fire Salvage
EIS
- Forest products In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
10/16/2014
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
03/2015
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.
Lowell WUI
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/01/2014
Est. Comment Period
11/2014
Expected: 01/2015 07/2015 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 hazardous fuels adjacent to private land and create less continuous fuels. This will enable firefighters to better engage a fire if one occurs.
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.
Race Creek Culverts
CE
- Watershed management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/25/2014
Expected: 02/2015 06/2015 Lynelle Knehans
208-476-8260
lmknehans@fs.fed.us
Description: Removal of two undersized culverts and replacement as follows: Site 1: 103" span x 71" rise corrugated steel pipe-arch with a 46' length; and, Site 2: a concrete box culvert, currently being designed.
Location: UNIT - Moose Creek Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - NE 1/4 T31N, R9E, Section 12 (Boise Meridian) Site 1: MP 19.5 Selway Road; Site 2: Approximately 100 feet upstream from that location in an exisitng campsite.
Selway Bank Stabilization
EA
- Heritage resource management
- Watershed management
Analysis Completed Expected: 12/2014
Actual: 11/17/2014
06/2015 Steve Lucas
208-983-4040
slucas@fs.fed.us
Description: The Moose Creek Ranger District proposes to install rock and log structures to reduce erosion occurring along about 120 yards of streambank on the Selway River.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40176
Location: UNIT - Moose Creek Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T31N R13E, Boise Meridian The project area is in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness near the confluence of Bear Creek with the Selway River.
Selway Road Repairs, NFS Road 223
CE
- Road management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/25/2014
Expected: 02/2015 06/2015 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 National Forest, Red River Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bagley Creek Placer Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
05/01/2013
Expected: 02/2015 03/2015 Martin Jones
208-842-2103
martinjones@fs.fed.us
Description: The Red River District Ranger proposes to allow the claim operator to excavate approximately 40-45 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=42032
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T26N, R9E, Sections 6 and 7 (Boise Meridian) Access to the project area is from Dixie on Forest Road 222 to Forest Road 1190 (Jack Mountain Road) to Road 1190B.
Baldy Creek Placer Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
05/01/2013
Expected: 02/2015 03/2015 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
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
03/28/2014
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
01/2015
Expected: 03/2015 05/2015 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.
Deadwood Quickdraw Exploration Drilling
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
06/15/2012
Expected: 02/2015 03/2015 Martin Jones
208-842-2103
martinjones@fs.fed.us
Description: The Red River Ranger District proposes to approve Premium Exploration’s proposal to conduct exploratory drilling in the Deadwood area of the Red River Ranger District at a total of fourteen drill sites.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37466
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T28N R8E Sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 16, 17, and 18 Deadwood area of the Red River Ranger District
Dixie Community Volunteer Fire Department Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management Cancelled N/A N/A Molly Puchlerz
307-455-2466
mpuchlerz@fs.fed.us
Description: Dixie Community Volunteer Fire Department renewal request to continue maintenance and operation of a volunteer fire station building to house a fire truck and other ancillary equipment. DCVFD has held this permit since 1994.
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T26N, R8E, Section 27 (Boise Meridian) As stated above in the Legal Land Description.
Dutch Oven Vegetation Management Project
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2015
Expected: 09/2015 12/2015 Tammy Harding
208-935-4263
tharding@fs.fed.us
Description: The Dutch Oven Project proposes fuel reduction and vegetation management activities on approximately 2000 acres approximately 4 air miles northwest of Elk City, Idaho.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45632
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T29N, R7E, Sections 1, 2, 10-16, 21-28 The project area is located four air miles northwest of Elk City, Idaho, immediately adjacent to the Elk City Township between the Elk City Wagon Road and Highway 14.
Gold Zone Exploration Drilling
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
09/30/2013
Expected: 02/2015 03/2015 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.
Heritage #2 Placer Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
01/30/2012
Expected: 02/2015 03/2015 Martin Jones
208-842-2103
martinjones@fs.fed.us
Description: The Red River Ranger District proposes to approve Tim Hoskins’ proposal to excavate 17 placer test pits in the Newsome Creek drainage area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39025
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T30N R6E Sections 12 and 13 Newsome Creek, Red River Ranger District
Heritage Gulch Placer Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
05/01/2013
Expected: 02/2015 03/2015 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.
Holy Grail Placer Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
05/01/2013
Expected: 02/2015 03/2015 Martin Jones
208-842-2103
martinjones@fs.fed.us
Description: The Red River District Ranger proposes to allow the claim operator to excavate a series of three to four narrow sample channels in each of five individual areas for the purpose of testing placer gravels for mineral values.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42035
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T16N, R8E, Sections 21, 26 (Boise Meridian). Access to the project site is via Forest Service Road 222 to Dixie, up Road 222C to the project area.
Lone Pine Lode Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
10/25/2011
Expected: 02/2015 03/2015 Martin Jones
208-842-2103
martinjones@fs.fed.us
Description: The Red River Ranger District proposes to approve Donald Alm's proposal to open an existing adit for the purpose of exploring for gold values.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37473
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T29N R6E Section 27 Near Golden, Idaho
Lost Bench Placer Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
09/25/2013
Expected: 02/2015 03/2015 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.
McCarley Waterline Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management Cancelled N/A N/A Molly Puchlerz
307-455-2466
mpuchlerz@fs.fed.us
Description: McCarley's waterline permit renewal request is for the continued maintenance and operation of a buried water transmission line to supply buildings ono private land for domestic use. They have held this permit since 2005.
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T26N, R8E, Section 27 (Boise Meridian) As described above in the Legal Land Description.
Newsome Placer Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
01/30/2012
Expected: 02/2015 03/2015 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
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
05/01/2013
Expected: 02/2015 03/2015 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
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/07/2011
Est. Comment Period
01/2015
Expected: 09/2015 04/2016 Rachel Young
208-983-1950 Ext 4146
rlyoung@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.
Pasadena/Frank Peck Lode Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
10/25/2011
Expected: 02/2015 03/2015 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.
Repp Waterline Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management Cancelled N/A N/A Molly Puchlerz
307-455-2466
mpuchlerz@fs.fed.us
Description: The Repp's waterline permit renewal is for the continued maintenance and operation of a domestic water and irrigation system. The Repps' are working with the State of Idaho to obtain a valid water right.
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T26N, R8E, Section 27 (Boise Meridian) As descibed above in the Legal Land Description.
Wakefield Waterline Permit Renewal
CE
- Special area management Cancelled N/A N/A Molly Puchlerz
307-455-2466
mpuchlerz@fs.fed.us
Description: The Wakefield's waterline renewal request is for the continued routine maintenance and operaton of a domestic water and irrigation system. They have held this permit since 1994. Mr. Wakefield has a valid water right with the State of Idaho.
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T26N, R8E, Section 22 (Boise Meridian) As described above in the Legal Land Description.
Nez Perce National Forest, Salmon River Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Adair Check Dam Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management Cancelled N/A N/A Molly Puchlerz
307-455-2466
mpuchlerz@fs.fed.us
Description: The Adir's diversion permit renewal request is for the continued maintenance and operation of a check dam and diversion for fire protection, irrigation, and a small hydro-electric plant. They have held this permit since 1994.
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - SE 1/4 NE 1/4 Section 15, T24N, R3E (Boise Meridian) As described above in the Legal Land Description.
Bean Waterline Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management Cancelled N/A N/A Molly Puchlerz
307-455-2466
mpuchlerz@fs.fed.us
Description: The Bean's waterline permit renewal request is for the continued routine maintenance and operation of a domestic water and irrrigation system. They have held this permit since 1976 and possess valid Idaho water rights.
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T30N, R4E, Section 2 (Boise Meridian) As describe above in the Legal Land Description.
Bear Track Placer Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
05/01/2013
Expected: 02/2015 03/2015 Martin Jones
208-842-2103
martinjones@fs.fed.us
Description: The Salmon River District Ranger proposes to allow the claim operator to excavate 8-10 placer 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=42037
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T25N, R4E, SE1/4, Section 7 (Boise Meridian) Access to the project is from Grangeville to Forest Development Road 221 to Forest Development Road 394 to Forest Development Road 9922 to 922A.
Borkovich Private Road Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management Cancelled N/A N/A Molly Puchlerz
307-455-2466
mpuchlerz@fs.fed.us
Description: The Borkovich's Road Special Use Permit renewal request is for the continued maintenance of a road to access their property. The Borkovich's are the second permit holders to have this use and have held a permit since 2004.
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - NW 1/4 Section 11, T24N, R2E; and, SW 14, Section 2, T24N, R2E (Boise Meridian) As described above in the Legal Land Description.
Campbell Waterline Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/25/2014
Expected: 02/2015 03/2015 Molly Puchlerz
307-455-2466
mpuchlerz@fs.fed.us
Description: Mr. Campbell's permit renewal request is for the continued maintenance and operation of a domestic water system that supplies water from Lemhi Creek for a power generator on his property on Lemhi Bar adjacent to the Salmon River.
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - NWNW Section 32, T25N, R93 (Boise Meridian) As described above in the Legal Land Description.
Gold Lake Creek Placer Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
06/15/2012
Expected: 02/2015 03/2015 Martin Jones
208-842-2103
martinjones@fs.fed.us
Description: The Salmon River Ranger District proposes to approve Charles Bedrosian’s proposal to conduct a small placer mining operation in the Gold Lake Creek drainage of the Salmon River Ranger District.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37463
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T25N R3E Section 1 Gold Lake Creek drainage of the Salmon River Ranger District
Hungry Ridge Restoration Project
EIS
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
02/12/2014
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
02/2015
Expected: 01/2016 06/2016 Barry Ruklic
208-983-4026
bruklic@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)
Lazenby Waterline Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/25/2014
Expected: 02/2015 03/2015 Molly Puchlerz
307-455-2466
mpuchlerz@fs.fed.us
Description: The Lazenby's permit renewal request is for the continued maintenance and operation of a domestic water system that supplies water from Lemhi Creek for a power generator on their property on Lemhi Bar adjacent to the Salmon River.
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T30N, R4E, Section 2 (Boise Meridian) As described above in the Legal Land Description.
Lower and East Sand Creek Placer Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
01/30/2012
Expected: 02/2015 03/2015 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
Pioneer Gulch Placer Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
10/25/2011
Expected: 02/2015 03/2015 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
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
10/25/2011
Expected: 02/2015 03/2015 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
Salmon River Rural Fire Department Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/25/2014
Expected: 02/2015 03/2015 Molly Puchlerz
307-455-2466
mpuchlerz@fs.fed.us
Description: The SRRFD (Station 5) permit renewal request is for the continued maintenance and operation of a rural fire station building to house a fire truck and other ancillary equipment. SRRFD has held this permit since 1994.
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - NW 1/4 Section 36, T27N, R1E As described above in the Legal Land Description.
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