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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- R4 - Intermountain Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
- 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


R4 - Intermountain Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Stibnite Gold Plan of Operations EIS
EIS

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- Minerals and Geology Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register
05/2017
Expected: 12/2018 02/2019 Brian Harris
530-841-4485
bdharris@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest proposed to conditionally approve a plan of operations for open pit mining, processing, new road construction, utility upgrades, reclamation, and restoration at the Stibnite mine site.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50516
Location: UNIT - Cascade Ranger District, Krassel Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Valley. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Stibnite mining district is located in Valley County Idaho, east of the community of Yellow Pine near the East Fork South Fork Salmon River.
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
06/2018
Expected: 12/2018 12/2018 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
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/10/2016
Expected: 06/2017 07/2017 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.
Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel Habitat Improvement Study
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/18/2017
Expected: 02/2017 02/2017 June Galloway
208-634-0791
jgalloway02@fs.fed.us
Description: Wildlife habitat improvement activities including timber harvest and prescribed burning,
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50840
Location: UNIT - Council Ranger District, New Meadows Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - Not Applicable Focused northern Idaho ground squirrel habitat treatments including timber harvest and prescribed burning on the Council and New Meadows Ranger Districts.
Pony Creek Outfitter and Guide Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2017
Expected: 09/2017 12/2017 Lisa Klinger
208-634-0401
lklinger@fs.fed.us
Description: This project would reauthorize a special use permit for a 10-year term to Pony Creek Outfitters, to offer guided big game hunts in the McCall and Krassel Ranger Districts. The permittee has 3 assigned sites and would be authorized for 155 service day
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51372
Location: UNIT - New Meadows Ranger District, McCall Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho, Valley. LEGAL - Not Applicable The operating area is generally northeast of McCall, ID in Idaho Fish and Game Unit 19.
South Fork Restoration and Access Management Plan
EA
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2017
Expected: 01/2019 05/2019 Anthony Botello
209-295-4251
abbotello@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will address both restoration and public and private access needs to determine the minimum road system, improve watershed condition, provide ATV and motorcycle trail opportunities, and provide dispersed camping and parking opportunities.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51257
Location: UNIT - McCall Ranger District, Krassel Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho, Valley. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project area is the South Fork Salmon River corridor in Management Area 12 of the Payette National Forest, located generally east of McCall, Idaho in Valley and Idaho Counties.
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
- Road management
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
09/30/2016
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
12/2017
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
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Recreation management
- Fuels management
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
02/20/2016
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
05/2017
Expected: 08/2017 09/2017 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

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- Road management
- Recreation management
Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2017
Actual: 04/05/2017
05/2017 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

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2017
Actual: 04/05/2017
07/2017 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
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A 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.
North Fork Lick Creek Trail #082 Re-Construction/Re-Route
CE

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- Watershed management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/13/2017
Expected: 06/2017 08/2017 Anthony Botello
209-295-4251
abbotello@fs.fed.us
Description: Three segments of approximately 9,360 linear feet of the North Fork Lick Creek Trail #082 would be reconstructed and/or re-aligned to meet trail management objectives for non-motorized uses. The work is needed to address windfall and erosion issues.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51262
Location: UNIT - Krassel Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Valley. LEGAL - T20N, R4E, S13 & T20N, R5E, S7-12 Mt. Diablo Meridian, Valley County, Idaho The project is located northeast of McCall, Idaho, directly north of the Lick Creek Road (Forest Road #412) along the North Fork Lick Creek Trail near Hum Lake and extending eastward.
Payette National Forest, McCall Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Brundage Bulk Sampling Project
CE

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- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
04/13/2017
Expected: 06/2017 07/2017 Lisa Klinger
208-634-0401
lklinger@fs.fed.us
Description: This is a new bulk sampling project at the existing Brundage Placer claim, where related minerals work has been ongoing for several years. Two areas would be excavated for sampling, processed off-site, and then the site would be reclaimed
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51285
Location: UNIT - McCall Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T19N R2E, SE 1/4 of Section 23, the SW 1/4 of Section 24, the NW 1/4 of Section 25, and the NE 1/4 of Section 26, Boise Meridian, Adams County, Idaho Proposed mining operations are located on the McCall District of the Payette National Forest near the south end of the Brundage Mountain Road (FSR 50257)in Adams County, Idaho.
Golden Duck Plan of Operations
CE
- Minerals and Geology Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2017
Expected: 07/2017 08/2017 Lisa Klinger
208-634-0401
lklinger@fs.fed.us
Description: This is a locatable minerals project to conduct exploration for gold on a mining claim by further excavating an existing pit. The total disturbed area is about 1/2 acre and is accessed by an existing temporary road. Processing is done off site.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51378
Location: UNIT - McCall Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T 22 N, R 6 E, Section 22 The project area is accessed from Pony Meadows Road (FS Road 359) North of McCall, Idaho north of Keystone Meadows.
Payette Lakes Ski Club Bear Basin Permit Amendment
CE

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- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2017
Expected: 08/2017 08/2017 Lisa Klinger
208-634-0401
lklinger@fs.fed.us
Description: The Payette Lakes Ski Club has proposed to modify their assigned site used for Nordic skiing to allow a temporary warming structure. Seasonal use of the structure will require modifying the existing parking lot approximately 40ft x 20ft.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51370
Location: UNIT - McCall Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - T 19 N, R 2 E, SE 1/4 Section 36 Bear Basin parking lot off of Idaho Highway 55, 2 miles west of McCall.
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
- Special area management
- Recreation 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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/19/2016
Expected: 06/2017 07/2017 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: 09/2017 09/2017 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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