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, 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, 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
05/2016
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 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. Payette National Forest
Payette National Forest, Council Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Idaho Power SUA Reissue - Evergreen Distribution Line
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/22/2014
Expected: 12/2014 12/2014 Kathryn Nash
208-634-0416
knash@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a special use authorization to Idaho Power Company for the operation and maintenance of a single phase electric distribution line in the Evergreen-Gaylord Creek area. The right-of-way is 1.94 miles long and 40 feet wide.
Location: UNIT - Council Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - Not Applicable The line is near Highway 95 and the Gaylord Creek road 50171. Township 17 North, Range 1 East, section 6 and Township 18 North, Range 1 East, sections 19, 30 and 31 (Boise Meridian)
Middle Fork Weiser River Landscape Restoration Project
EIS
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register
11/2014
Expected: 04/2016 04/2016 Stephen Penny
208-253-0164
spenny@fs.fed.us
Description: This project is in the planning phase. It covers 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
Pine Telephone Fiber Optic Cable SUA Reissue - Hells Canyon
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/22/2014
Expected: 12/2014 12/2014 Kathryn Nash
208-634-0416
knash@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a special use authorization for the operation and maintenance of a right of way for fiber optic cable in Hells Canyon. The right of way is approximately 17 miles long and 15 feet wide. Additional facilities include a utility hut at Eagle Bar.
Location: UNIT - Council Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - Not Applicable The cable is installed adjacent to the Hells Canyon Dam road and travels from Cooperfield to Hells Canyon Dam. Beginning in T20N, R4W, section 33 and ending in T22N, R3W, section 28.
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 and Big Creek Road Plan of Operation
EA
- Recreation management
- Road management
- Minerals and Geology
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/21/2014
Est. Comment Period
02/2015
Expected: 09/2015 10/2015 Anthony Botello
209-295-4251
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, and educational/interpretive improvements.
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.
Golden Hand #1 and #2 Lode Mining Claims Plan of Operations [81]
EIS
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
06/29/2012
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
02/2015
Expected: 06/2015 06/2015 Jim Egnew
208-634-0700
jegnew@fs.fed.us
Description: Plan of Operations (POO) proposal to allow for collection of subsurface geological information on the Golden Hand #1 and #2 mining claims. The mining claims are located in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=27442
Location: UNIT - Krassel Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho, Valley. LEGAL - T22N, R9E, Section 23, Boise Meridian Approximately 50 miles northeast of McCall, Idaho. The claims encompass approximately 20 acres each adjacent to Coin Creek, a tributary of Beaver Creek.
Silver Run Bulk Sampling Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
04/26/2012
Expected: 01/2015 05/2015 Jeff Hunteman
208-634-0434
jhunteman@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed action would conduct bulk sampling of a silver deposit in order to evaluate feasibility of long term mining.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39058
Location: UNIT - Krassel Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Valley. LEGAL - T. 17 N., R. 6 E., Section 14; Boise Meridian, Valley County, Idaho Silver Creek a Tributary of South Fork Salmon River
Payette National Forest, McCall Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Commercial Firewood Project
CE
- Forest products Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2014
Expected: 03/2015 06/2015 Debbie Ellis
208-347-0314
dellis@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposal would harvest approximately 47 acres of trees in the Upper Elkhorn Creek drainage, 52 acres in the Upper Payette river drainage (Cloochman Saddle Area), and 78 acres in the Lake Creek drainage (Nethker Area) of dead trees.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43842
Location: UNIT - McCall Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho, Valley. LEGAL - Not Applicable The proposal would harvest approximately 47 acres of trees in the Upper Elkhorn Creek drainage, 52 acres in the Upper Payette river drainage, and 78 acres in the Lake Creek drainage
Jackson Creek Trail (#116) Re-route Project
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/06/2014
Expected: 11/2014 07/2015 Andrew Peterson
208-634-0440
ahpeterson@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed action would re-route eight sections of the Jackson Creek (#116) Trail. Old sections of trail would be decommissioned.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43602
Location: UNIT - McCall Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho, Valley. LEGAL - Township 21 North, Range 4 East, Section 6, Township 22 North Range 4 East, Sections 19, 30, and 31, and Township 22 North Range 3 East, Sections 13 and 24 in Valley and Idaho Counties, Idaho The project area is located in the Upper French Creek drainage approximately 20 air miles North of McCall, Idaho
Warren Meadow Placer
CE
- Minerals and Geology Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2014
Expected: 03/2015 06/2015 John Rygh
208-634-0770
jtrygh@fs.fed.us
Description: Small placer test pits proposed to be excavated in the previously worked gravels in the area of Warren, ID.
Location: UNIT - McCall Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Not Applicable Warren, ID
Payette National Forest, New Meadows Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Citizens Telecom. Co. of Idaho dba Frontier Communications Alpine Meadows Burried Copper Phone Line
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/15/2014
Expected: 11/2014 12/2014 Denise Cobb
208-634-0446
dfcobb@fs.fed.us
Description: To issue a special use authorization (SUA) to Citizens Telecomunications for the operation and maintenance of a buried copper cable in the Alpine Meadows Subdivision area. The right-of-way for the cable is approximately .055 miles long by 15' wide.
Location: UNIT - New Meadows Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - T. 19N., R. 2E., section 35 This project is located approximately 5 miles South East of New Meadows, Idaho.
Citizens Telecomunications Co. of Idaho dba Frontier Communications Ecks Flat Fiber Optic Line SUP.
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/15/2014
Expected: 11/2014 12/2014 Denise Cobb
208-634-0446
dfcobb@fs.fed.us
Description: To issue a special use authorization (SUA) to Citizens Telecommunications for the operation and maintenance of a buried fiber optic cable in Ecks Flat. The right-of-way for the cable is approximately 1.01 miles long by 10 feet wide.
Location: UNIT - New Meadows Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - T. 19N., R. 2E., section 34 This project is located approximately 4 miles SE of New Meadows, Idaho.
Forgy Water System Special Use Authorization Reissuance
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/15/2014
Expected: 11/2014 12/2014 Denise Cobb
208-634-0446
dfcobb@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed action would issue a special use authorization (SUA) to John and Cynthia Forgy for the operation and maintenance of an existing water system for power, domestic, and irrigation use.
Location: UNIT - New Meadows Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - T. 22N., R. 1E., section 32 This water system is located on the New Meadows Ranger District, Adams County, Idaho. The collection box is located approximately 100 yards below the source of an unnamed tributary to Boulder Creek.
Idaho Power Company McCall-New Meadows 138kV Transmission Line Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/15/2014
Expected: 11/2014 12/2014 Denise Cobb
208-634-0446
dfcobb@fs.fed.us
Description: To issue a special use authorization(SUA) to Idaho Power Company for the operation and maintenance of an existing 138kV transmission line in Ecks Flat. The right-of-way for the line is approximately 1 mile long by 100 feet wide and is 12.22 acres.
Location: UNIT - New Meadows Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - T. 19N., R. 2E., section 34 The project is located approximately 4 miles SE of New Meadows, Idaho.
Rapid River Trails
EA
- Special area management
- Recreation management
On Hold N/A N/A Michael Beckwith
208-347-0325
mabeckwith@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.
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This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.