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.

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- Payette National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Payette National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Payette National Forest, Council Ranger District
- Payette National Forest, Krassel Ranger District
- Payette National Forest, McCall Ranger District
- Payette National Forest, New Meadows Ranger District
- Payette National Forest, Weiser Ranger District


Payette National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest) R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Wildlife Conservation Strategy (Forest Plan Amendment) [101]
EIS
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Land management planning
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
01/21/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
06/2017
Expected: 12/2017 12/2017 Patricia Anderson Soucek
208-634-0812
psoucek@fs.fed.us
Description: Short- and long-term management strategies and priorities for maintaining and restoring habitats associated with terrestrial wildlife species.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=28633
Location: UNIT - Payette National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams, Idaho, Valley, Washington. LEGAL - Not Applicable Payette National Forest
Payette National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide) R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
North Hornet C & H Allotment Spring Protection, Improvements and Developments
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/10/2016
Expected: 12/2016 06/2017 Robert Bumgarner
208-365-7012
rbumgarner@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will consist of improvements on six spring developments in poor condition and four livestock watering reservoirs that no longer hold water. Four new spring developments and approximately 1.5 miles of drift fence will also be constructed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49917
Location: UNIT - Council Ranger District, New Meadows Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project is located on the Council and New Meadows Ranger Districts of the Payette NF within the North Hornet Creek Watershed. All activities will be located in the North Hornet C & H Allotment.
Payette National Forest, Council Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Huckleberry Landscape Restoration Project
EIS

   *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register
10/2016
Expected: 03/2018 06/2018 Kim Pierson
208-347-0301
kpierson@fs.fed.us
Description: CFLR Landscape Restoration Project part of the Payette NF Weiser River proposal
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50218
Location: UNIT - Council Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - Not Applicable Bear/Cuprum Area on the Council Ranger District
Middle Fork Weiser River Landscape Restoration Project
EIS
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
02/20/2016
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
08/2016
Expected: 12/2016 12/2016 Mark Fox
208-253-0164
mrfox@fs.fed.us
Description: This project is approximately 50,000 acres and is in the Weiser-Little Salmon Headwaters Collaborative Forest Restoration Project area. Opportunities for forest and watershed restoration will be assessed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41687
Location: UNIT - Council Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - T14N R1E AND R2E; T15N R1E AND R2E; T16N R1E AND R2E; T17N R2E, BM Middle Fork of the Weiser River Watershed, 10 miles southeast of Council, Idaho
Payette National Forest, Krassel Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Big Creek Restoration and Access Management Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Road management
In Progress
Comment Period
05/03/2016
Expected: 02/2017 03/2017 Anthony Botello
208-634-0601
abbotello@fs.fed.us
Description: The Proposed Action would implement a range of restoration activities, including route decommissioning/rehabilitation, route designation and improvements, stream crossing improvement, educational improvements, and a Forest Plan Amendment.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45084
Location: UNIT - Krassel Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho, Valley. LEGAL - Not Applicable The portion of the project area within MA 13 lies within Big Creek drainage, a tributary of the Middle Fork Salmon River, and the 10 acres within MA 12 lie within the South Fork Salmon River drainage.
Big Creek Road Plan of Operation Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
05/26/2016
Expected: 04/2017 04/2017 Anthony Botello
208-630-0601
abbotello@fs.fed.us
Description: The Big Creek Road Plan of Operation Project would authorize the use of roads to conduct exploration and development of locatable mineral claims by the minerals operator.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46053
Location: UNIT - Krassel Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Valley. LEGAL - Not Applicable The roughly 36,206 acre project area is located principally in the Big Creek, Smith Creek, and Logan Creek drainages on the Payette National Forest, approximately 7 miles north and east of Yellow Pine
Morgan Ridge Exploratory Drilling Plan of Operations
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
07/21/2016
Est. Comment Period
02/2017
Expected: 09/2017 09/2017 Anthony Botello
208-630-0601
abbotello@fs.fed.us
Description: A Plan of Operations is being considered to conduct exploratory drilling for locatable minerals from four drill pads, including six 1500-ft core holes and the use/repair of 3.1 miles of existing routes as temporary road for motorized vehicle access.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49889
Location: UNIT - Krassel Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Valley. LEGAL - Not Applicable On Morgan Ridge in the Big Creek area, approximately 11 miles north-northeast of the community of Yellow Pine, ID at T21N, R9E, sec 19 S ½, 20 S ½, 29, 30, 31 N ½, 32 N ½.
Sugar Creek Storm Treatment and Ford Rehabilitation
CE
- Watershed management
- Road management
Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2016
Actual: 07/14/2016
07/2016 Anthony Botello
209-295-4251
abbotello@fs.fed.us
Description: This project would implement storm damage risk reduction road restoration treatments on approximately 4.5 miles of FS Road 51883 and restore the road ford crossing at Sugar Creek for the protection of endangered fish habitat in the adjacent stream.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48822
Location: UNIT - Krassel Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Valley. LEGAL - Not Applicable This project is located approximately 7 air miles E of Yellowpine, Idaho within the Sugar Creek watershed, a tributary to the East Fork South Fork Salmon River.
Payette National Forest, McCall Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Brundage Mountain Resort Cat-Ski Outfitter and Guide Permit Reissuance
EA
- Special use management
- Recreation management
Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2016
Actual: 07/14/2016
10/2016 Lisa Klinger
208-634-0401
lklinger@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize Brundage Mountain Resort a special use authorization for a term of 10 years. This includes a seasonal yurt, addition/modifications of snowcat routes, and allocation of 860 service days to the resort.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46256
Location: UNIT - McCall Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - Not Applicable Cat-Ski program is authorized approximately 65 miles of over-snow routes generally north and northwest of the Brundage Mountain Resort.
Payette National Forest, New Meadows Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Rapid River Trails
EA
- Recreation management
- Special area management
On Hold N/A N/A Phillip Burgess
208-634-0325
pburgess@fs.fed.us
Description: Change trail use designation in and crossing Rapid R Wild River Corridor to non-motorized / -mechanized; investigate joining trails designated 2-wheel motorized to the W and E of the Corridor; and 2-wheel motorized access to Lick Cr Lookout.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36507
Location: UNIT - New Meadows Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - R1W, T21N, Sec. 28, 29, 31, 32; R1W, T20N, Sec. 6, 7; R2W, T21N, Sec. 36. New trail construction and/or reconstruction in R2W, T20N, Sec. 1 and/or R1W, T30N, Sec. 6 Around the southern end of the designated Rapid River Wild River Corridor in the western portion of New Meadows Ranger District.
Payette National Forest, Weiser Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Sturgill-Dennett Unauthorized ATV Route Decommissioning Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/19/2016
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 Jascha Zeitlin
208-549-4224
jzeitlin02@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of this project is to decommission and eliminate access to an unauthorized ATV route located on a ridge between Sturgill and Dennett Creeks.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49901
Location: UNIT - Weiser Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Washington. LEGAL - Not Applicable T. 15 N., R.6 W., Sec. 35 and T14 N. R 6 W., Sec. 2
Surdam On/Off Range Allotment Management Planning
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period
06/01/2015
Expected: 03/2017 03/2017 Phillip Burgess
208-634-0325
pburgess@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of this analysis will determine whether grazing cattle is an acceptable use on this allotment and if so authorize cattle grazing on the allotment.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47039
Location: UNIT - Weiser Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Washington. LEGAL - Legal location for the allotment is Township 15 North, Range 4 West, Section 31 South ½ and Range 5 Section 36 SE ¼ Boise Meridian Located on the Weizer Ranger District in Washington County, Idaho
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