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
06/2018
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: 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*
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
02/20/2016
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
11/2016
Expected: 12/2016 02/2017 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
- 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

   *NEW LISTING*
- 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
Four Summit Challenge Event Multi-Year Special Use Authorization
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2016
Expected: 02/2017 03/2017 Anthony Botello
209-295-4251
abbotello@fs.fed.us
Description: This project would authorize a 5 year special use permit for the 4 Summit Challenge bicycle race (2017-2021). The annual, 1-day event would include a partial day road closure on the South Fork Salmon River Road (Forest Service Road 674/474)for safety
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50533
Location: UNIT - Krassel Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Valley. LEGAL - 15N 6E 1,2; 16N 6E 35,26,23,14,11,2,1; 17N 6E 36,25,24,23,14,11,2; 18N 6E 35,26,27,23,22,15 Project occurs along the South Fork Salmon River corridor on FS Road #674/#474 from the Warm Lake Road turn off all the way through to the confluence with the East Fork South Fork Salmon River.
Morgan Ridge Exploratory Drilling Plan of Operations
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- 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.
Payette National Forest, McCall Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Murphy Water System Special Use Authorization
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2016
Expected: 02/2017 02/2017 Lisa Klinger
208-634-0401
lklinger@fs.fed.us
Description: The project would issue a new special use authorization for the use and maintenance of an existing water system (storage tanks and pipeline) for private domestic use at a single residence.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50534
Location: UNIT - McCall Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Not Applicable Project is located within the community of Secesh, Idaho near Warren Wagon Road.
Salmon River Helicopter Repeater Special Use Authorization
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/10/2016
Expected: 12/2016 01/2017 Lisa Klinger
208-634-0401
lklinger@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service wants to issue a special use permit for ten years to Salmon River Helicopters for the installation and maintenance of a radio repeater to facilitate their helicopter communications in remote areas.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50476
Location: UNIT - McCall Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - On Bear Pete Mountain at T23N, R5E, Section 24, Boise Meridian, Idaho County, Idaho. The repeater will be maintained on Bear Pete Mountain due west of Burgdorf Campground at T22N, R4E, Section 4, Boise Meridian, Idaho County, Idaho.
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
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/19/2016
Expected: 01/2017 06/2017 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: 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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