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
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
01/21/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
01/2017
Expected: 07/2017 07/2017 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
2015 West Zone Range Improvement Projects
CE
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/30/2015
Expected: 05/2016 07/2016 Robert Bumgarner
208-549-4262
rbumgarner@fs.fed.us
Description: This project proposes to repair, rebuild and improve seven spring developments and four livestock watering reservoirs
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47293
Location: UNIT - Council Ranger District, Weiser Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams, Washington. LEGAL - Not Applicable These eleven projects are located approximately 9 miles west, 15 miles north and 12 miles east of Caimbridge, Idaho.
Lockey U Outfitter and Guide Special Use Re-authorization
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/05/2016
Expected: 09/2016 11/2016 Lisa Klinger
208-634-0401
lklinger@fs.fed.us
Description: Lockey U Outfitters, LLC is requesting reauthorization of their priority use permit for a new 10 year term to continue to offer guided bear, cougar, and wolf hunts in spring and fall.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49394
Location: UNIT - New Meadows Ranger District, McCall Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams, Idaho, Valley. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project area includes large portions of the McCall and New Meadows Ranger Districts in Adams, Idaho and Valley Counties generally N, E, and SE of McCall, ID in Fish and Game Units 23 and 24.
Midvale Telephone Special Use Reauthorization
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/05/2016
Expected: 09/2016 12/2016 Lisa Klinger
208-634-0401
lklinger@fs.fed.us
Description: Reauthorize for a new term the continued use and maintenance of Midvale Telephone Exchange buried (along roads) fiber optic line that provides phone service to Burgdorf, Secesh Meadows, Warren, Lower South Fork Salmon River, and Yellow Pine, ID.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49395
Location: UNIT - McCall Ranger District, Krassel Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Valley. LEGAL - Not Applicable The McCall line is along FH21, FR 340, and FR 337 to serve Burgdorf, Secesh Meadows, Warren, and Lower South Fork Salmon River. The Krassel line is along McCall-Stibnite Road and serves Yellow Pine.
Payette National Forest, Council Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Middle Fork Weiser River Landscape Restoration Project
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Recreation management
- Forest products
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
02/20/2016
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
06/2016
Expected: 08/2016 08/2016 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
Sheep Creek Bull Trout Exclosure Fence
CE
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/30/2015
Expected: 05/2016 07/2016 Robert Bumgarner
208-549-4262
rbumgarner@fs.fed.us
Description: This project proposes to rebuild and improve an exclosure fence to improve protection of bull trout spawning habitat from livestock grazing.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47306
Location: UNIT - Council Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - Not Applicable Approximately 18 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
- Road management
- Recreation 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, 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.
Big Creek Road Plan of Operation Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
05/26/2016
Expected: 02/2017 02/2017 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
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
Buckhorn Slope and Trail Stabilization
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management Cancelled N/A N/A Anthony Botello
209-295-4251
abbotello@fs.fed.us
Description: Stabilize eroding slopes & trail tread adjacent to Buckhorn Creek that were impacted by the 2010 flood that continues to destabilize sections of old F R404 / Trail #096 and adjacent slopes. 5/9: project cancelled, will focus on trail maintenance only
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49383
Location: UNIT - Krassel Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Valley. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project is located approximately 11 miles E/SE of Yellowpine in Idaho, within the Buckhorn Creek watershed, a tributary to the South Fork Salmon River.
Four Mile Prescribed Fire
CE
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2016
Expected: 06/2016 08/2016 Anthony Botello
209-295-4251
abbotello@fs.fed.us
Description: The Four Mile Prescribed Fire would apply fire to approximately 9500 acres of National Forest lands over the next 10-15 years for the purpose of improving elk habitat while retaining habitat and cover for small mammals and cavity nesting birds.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48826
Location: UNIT - Krassel Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Valley. LEGAL - Not Applicable This project is located within the Four Mile Creek and Cougar Creek drainages of the South Fork of the Salmon River watershed, southeast of McCall, Idaho.
Sugar Creek Storm Treatment and Ford Rehabilitation
CE
- Road management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2016
Expected: 06/2016 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 SW 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
- Recreation management
- Special use management
In Progress
Comment Period
12/17/2015
Expected: 09/2016 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.
Idaho Angler McCall (dba Fly Fish McCall) Outfitter and Guide Special Use Reauthorization
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2016
Actual: 05/12/2016
05/2016 Lisa Klinger
208-634-0401
lklinger@fs.fed.us
Description: This project is considering the reauthorization of Idaho Angler McCall to continue to offer outfitting and guiding services specializing in high mountain lake and stream fishing operations on the New Meadows, McCall, and Krassel Ranger Districts.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48821
Location: UNIT - McCall Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams, Idaho, Valley. LEGAL - Not Applicable This outfitter operates in numerous lakes and streams in 8 operating areas located in Valley, Adams, and Idaho County on the Payette National Forest.
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
Surdam On/Off Range Allotment Management Planning
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period
06/01/2015
Expected: 06/2016 06/2016 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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