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 , Payette National Forest All Units


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
Lick Creek Water Association Water System Project
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/10/2012
Expected: 04/2014 04/2014 Denise Cobb
208-634-0446
dfcobb@fs.fed.us
Description: The project would approve the application for the operation and maintenance of the Lick Creek Water Association (LCWA) improvements to provide water to private property.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39807
Location: UNIT - Payette National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Valley. LEGAL - T. 20. N., R. 9 E., Section 2; Boise Meridian, Valley County, Idaho Edwardsburg, ID in the Big Creek Drainage of the Middle Fork Salmon River
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
01/2015
Expected: 05/2015 05/2015 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
2013 West Zone Range NEPA Analysis
EA
- Grazing management Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2014
Actual: 04/07/2014
05/2014 Robert Bumgarner
208-365-7012
rbumgarner@fs.fed.us
Description: Range NEPA analysis on Crooked River On/Off, Johnson Creek, and Mill Creek (Council Ranger District) C&H Allotments.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41040
Location: UNIT - Council Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - T16N R2W; T16N, R3W; T17N, R2W; T17N, R3W; T18N, R2W; T18N, R3W. Three allotments are northwest of Council, Idaho. See Vicintiy Map.
Middle Fork Weiser River Landscape Restoration Project
EIS
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Recreation management
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register
06/2014
Expected: 12/2015 12/2015 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
Payette National Forest , Krassel Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Krassel Outfitter and Guide II
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/01/2013
Expected: 04/2014 04/2014 Clem Pope
208-634-0616
cpope@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-issue permits for continued client service on nine Outfitter and Guide Permits on the Krassel Ranger District. There are no changes proposed in the authorized facilities, or increases in the scope or intensity of the authorized services.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42256
Location: UNIT - Krassel Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho, Valley. LEGAL - Not Applicable Krassel Ranger District
Lower Secesh Watershed Restoration Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Road management
- Watershed management
On Hold N/A N/A Jeff Hunteman
208-634-0434
jhunteman@fs.fed.us
Description: The Proposed Action would implement a range of activities, including road decommissioning/rehabilitation, route designation, stream crossing improvement, trail designation or improvements, and interpretive improvements.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35966
Location: UNIT - Krassel Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Valley. LEGAL - T. 20 N., R. 5 E., T. 20 N., R. 6 E., T. 21 N., R. 6 E.; Boise Meridian, Valley County, Idaho. The analysis area is located within the Secesh and South Fork of the Salmon River drainages and is approximately 18 miles north and east of McCall, ID.
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
05/2014
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 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: 07/2014 09/2014 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
Little Ski Hill Run Expansion Project
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 07/2014 10/2014 Lisa Klinger
208-634-0401
lklinger@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed action would widen the existing run to safely accommodate a more expansive terrain park and a more traditional run on the south side of the existing lift (T-bar. Trees would be cut and removed to accomplish this project.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43847
Location: UNIT - McCall Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - Township 18 North, Range 2 East, section 1; Boise Meridian, Adams County, Idaho. The project area is located within the existing Little Ski Hill special use permit area, approximately 3 air miles west of McCall, ID.
Rescue Mine Expansion Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A Jeff Hunteman
208-634-0462
jhunteman@fs.fed.us
Description: This project proposes to reauthorize the continuing use of the existing infrastructure, the addition of new facilities, and exploratory drilling.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34374
Location: UNIT - McCall Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T. 22 N., R 6 E., Section 11, Boise Meridian, Idaho County, Idaho Approximately one half mile southeast of Warren, ID.
Warren Meadow Placer
CE
- Minerals and Geology Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2014
Expected: 08/2014 10/2014 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
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.
Payette National Forest , Payette National Forest All Units R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Admininstrative Site Hazard Tree Removal Project
CE
- Facility management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/10/2014
Expected: 04/2014 07/2014 Anthony Botello
209-295-4251
abbotello@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed action would remove hazard trees and the resulting slash from the bunkhouse and smoke jumper housing areas to help protect housing facilities, the Creative Cubs Day Care Center, fences, power lines, city roads, etc.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43601
Location: UNIT - Krassel Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Valley. LEGAL - Township 18 North, Range 3 East, southeast quarter of section 8, Boise Meridian, Valley County, Idaho. The project is located between the Krassel Ranger District Office and the McCall Ranger District Office on Mission and Forest Streets in McCall, ID.
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. Objection Period Legal Notice
05/2014
Expected: 10/2014 10/2014 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.
Lost Cr/Boulder Cr Landscape Restoration Project
EIS
- Special area management
- Forest products
- Recreation management
- Land management planning
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
In Progress
Objection Period Legal Notice
04/08/2014
Expected: 06/2014 07/2014 Ken Meyers
208-347-0344
kmeyers01@fs.fed.us
Description: Move forest vegetation, fuels / fire conditions toward historical range of variability to reduce wildland fire risk, improve wildlife habitat / watershed conditions, meet Forest Plan direction, by mechanical thinning / harvest and prescribed burning.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33830
Location: UNIT - New Meadows Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - T18N, R1W; T19N, R2W; T20N, R1W; T20N, R2W; T21N, R1W 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.