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):
- Projects Occurring Nationwide
- 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 , Clearwater National Forest All Units
- Nez Perce National Forest , Moose Creek Ranger District
- Nez Perce National Forest , Nez Perce National Forest All Units
- Nez Perce National Forest , Red River Ranger District
- Nez Perce National Forest , Salmon River Ranger District


Projects Occurring Nationwide
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Incorporating Greater Sage-grouse Conservation Measures into Land Management Plans (Wyoming)
EIS
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Cancelled N/A N/A Danielle Chi
801-625-5667
dkchi@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service will be a cooperating agency with the BLM (lead agency) in preparing programmatic EISs to incorporate greater sage-grouse conservation measures into land management plans, including the Thunder Basin NG plan, through plan amendment
Web Link: http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/more/sagegrouse/eastern.html
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. LEGAL - Not Applicable UNIT - Thunder Basin NG portion of the Medicine Bow-Routt NF; WY; multiple counties involved
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 Developing Proposal
Est.
07/2014
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 Public Notice
07/2014
Expected: 03/2015 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
- Special area management
- Recreation management
- Road management
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
10/22/2010
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
09/2014
Expected: 12/2014 03/2015 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 , Clearwater National Forest All Units R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Clear Ridge Non-System Road Decommissioning
CE
- Watershed management
- Grazing management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/31/2014
Expected: 08/2014 06/2015 Karen Smith
208-935-4252
kasmith03@fs.fed.us
Description: The project would decommission 65 miles of non-system roads in the north half of the Clear Creek drainage.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40212
Location: UNIT - Moose Creek Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T31N/R6E through T32N/R5E, multiple sections North half of the Clear Creek drainage in Middle Fork and upper Clear Creek as well as in the Pine Knob and Brown Springs Creek areas .
Holy Grail Placer Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
05/01/2013
Expected: 10/2014 12/2014 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.
Nez Perce National Forest , Moose Creek Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Lowell WUI
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2014
Expected: 12/2014 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.
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 , Nez Perce National Forest All Units 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: 10/2014 12/2014 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: 10/2014 12/2014 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.
Cereghino Cultivation Permit Renewal
CE
- Special area management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/01/2014
Expected: 10/2014 12/2014 Molly Puchlerz
208-942-0303
mpuchlerz@fs.fed.us
Description: The Cereghino's renewal request is to continue farming of the Salmon River Seed Orchard property.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44457
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T26N, R1E, Section 23 (Boise Meridian) Salmon River Seed Orchard property.
Clear Creek Integrated Restoration Project
EIS
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
04/19/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
08/2014
Expected: 01/2015 06/2015 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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/31/2014
Expected: 07/2014 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
Crooked River Valley Rehabilitation Project
EIS
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
03/28/2014
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
11/2014
Expected: 02/2015 04/2015 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.
Gedney Creek Bridge Repairs
CE
- Road management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/01/2014
Expected: 10/2014 12/2014 Lynelle Knehans
208-476-8260
lmknehans@fs.fed.us
Description: Repairs will be performed on the Gedney Bridge.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44445
Location: UNIT - Moose Creek Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T31N, R9E, Section 3 NE 1/4 (Boise Meridian). Gedney Bridge on the Selway Road, NFS Road 223.
Heritage Gulch Placer Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
05/01/2013
Expected: 10/2014 12/2014 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.
Hungry Ridge Restoration Project
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Watershed management
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)
Lamb Ranch Access
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/01/2014
Expected: 10/2014 12/2014 Molly Puchlerz
208-942-0303
mpuchlerz@fs.fed.us
Description: Propertyowners request special use authorization for access to their lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44458
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T29N, R4E, Section 33 (Boise Meridian) NFS Road 279L off of NFS Road 279 in Dry Gulch.
Laurel Inholding Access
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/01/2014
Expected: 10/2014 12/2014 Molly Puchlerz
307-455-2466
mpuchlerz@fs.fed.us
Description: Idaho Forest Group requests long term special use authorization to contruct from 25 feet to 100 feet of new road across NFS lands to access the Laurel Inholding.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44455
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T28N, R9E, PB40 (Boise Meridian) Adjacent to NFS Road 9822 (French Gulch).
Middle Fork Vegetation Management
EIS
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
01/03/2014
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
10/2014
Expected: 10/2015 06/2016 Michael Ward
208-926-8952
michaelward@fs.fed.us
Description: The Moose Creek District is considering activities within the Middle Fork Clearwater drainage to increase early successional habitats; increase resilient tree speces; and protect aquatic species.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43262
Location: UNIT - Moose Creek Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Township 32 North, Range 6 East Sections 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 25, 26 and Township 32 North, Ranger 7 East, Sections 7, 8, 17, 18 Boise Meridian Project area is on the south side of the Middle Fork Clearwater River and extends from the Forest boundary (approximately 2.5 miles southwest of the community of Syringa) upstream to Lowell.
Orogrande 2013
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
05/01/2013
Expected: 10/2014 12/2014 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.
Riggins Hot Springs Access
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/01/2014
Expected: 10/2014 12/2014 Molly Puchlerz
307-455-2466
mpuchlerz@fs.fed.us
Description: Request is for a Special Use Permit for a 50' wide x 200' long road for ingress, egress, and utilities over an existing roadway and bridge abutment.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44460
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T24N, R2E, Section 14 (Boise Meridian) County road right-of-way to the ordinary high water mark of the main Salmon River.
Selway Bank Stabilization
EA
- Heritage resource management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/15/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice
08/2014
Expected: 12/2014 08/2015 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.
Wilson Waterline Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/01/2014
Expected: 10/2014 12/2014 Molly Puchlerz
307-455-2466
mpuchlerz@fs.fed.us
Description: The Wilsons' waterline renewal request is to continue use of their existing waterline for stock and domestic water supply.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44459
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T27N, R3E, Section 23 SE 1/4 (Boise Meridian) Forrest Wilson/Joseph Wilson property, located at legal coordinates listed above.
Nez Perce National Forest , Red River Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Deadwood Quickdraw Exploration Drilling
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
06/15/2012
Expected: 10/2014 12/2014 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
Gold Zone Exploration Drilling
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
09/30/2013
Expected: 10/2014 12/2014 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: 10/2014 12/2014 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
Lone Pine Lode Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
10/25/2011
Expected: 10/2014 12/2014 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: 10/2014 12/2014
208-842-2103
martinjones@fs.fed.us
Description: This proposal is for the excvation of 10 test pits for the purpose of testing placer gravels for mineral values.
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T29N, R9E, Sec. 35 Siegel Creek drainage, Red River Ranger District.
Newsome Placer Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
01/30/2012
Expected: 10/2014 12/2014 Martin Jones
208-842-2103
martinjones@fs.fed.us
Description: The Red River Ranger District proposes to approve Press Thomas’ proposal to excavate up to 12 test pits for the purpose of testing placer gravels for mineral values in the Newsome Creek drainage area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39026
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T29N R7E Section 5 Newsome Creek, Red River Ranger District
Orogrande Community Protection Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/07/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice
08/2014
Expected: 01/2015 07/2015 Rachel Young
208-983-4025
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: 10/2014 12/2014 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.
Nez Perce National Forest , Salmon River Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bear Track Placer Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
05/01/2013
Expected: 10/2014 12/2014 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.
Gold Lake Creek Placer Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress

06/15/2012
Expected: 10/2014 12/2014 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
Lower and East Sand Creek Placer Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
01/30/2012
Expected: 10/2014 12/2014 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: 10/2014 12/2014 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: 10/2014 12/2014 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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