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.

Report Contents (click to jump to a section):
- R4 - Intermountain Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
- Salmon-Challis National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Salmon-Challis National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Salmon-Challis National Forest , Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District
- Salmon-Challis National Forest , Leadore Ranger District
- Salmon-Challis National Forest , Lost River Ranger District
- Salmon-Challis National Forest , Middle Fork Ranger District
- Salmon-Challis National Forest , North Fork Ranger District
- Salmon-Challis National Forest , Salmon-Challis National Forest All Units
- Salmon-Challis National Forest , Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District


R4 - Intermountain Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Greater Sage-grouse Management Direction - Idaho
EIS
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
12/24/2013
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
02/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Glen Stein
801-625-5281
gstein@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of this project is to prepare environmental impact statements (EISs) and supplemental environmental impact statements to incorporate greater sage-grouse conservation measures into Bureau of Land Management land use plans and Forest Plans.
Location: UNIT - Boise National Forest All Units, Salmon-Challis National Forest All Units, Sawtooth National Forest All Units, Caribou-Targhee National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams, Blaine, Bonneville, Camas, Caribou, Cassia, Elmore, Fremont, Madison. LEGAL - Not Applicable Boise NF, Salmon-Challis NF, Caribou-Targhee NF, Sawtooth NF, Curlew NG
Salmon-Challis 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
Forest Plan Amendments: Forest-wide Grazing Capability/Suitability Assessment
EA
- Grazing management
- Land management planning
Developing Proposal
Est. Notice of Initiation
05/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Karryl Krieger
208-756-5102
kkrieger@fs.fed.us
Description: Preparation of an Environmental Assessment (EA) associated with an updated Forest-wide grazing capability/suitability assessment on the Salmon-Challis National Forest
Location: UNIT - Salmon-Challis National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Blaine, Butte, Clark, Custer, Lemhi, Valley. Salmon-Challis National Forest
Management Indicator Species Restoration Plan Amendments
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
- Land management planning
Developing Proposal
Est. Notice of Initiation
06/2014
Expected: 10/2014 12/2014 Karen Gallogly
208-756-5103
kgallogly@fs.fed.us
Description: Amend the Forest Plans to provide a restoration plan for Management Indicator Speices habitat in less than satisfactory condition within grazing allotments.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=28383
Location: UNIT - Salmon-Challis National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer, Lemhi. Salmon-Challis National Forest
NRCS Snow Data Sites Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Gail Baer
208-756-5128
gbaer@fs.fed.us
Description: The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is requesting a reissuance of the Special Use Permits for operation, maintenance, and conversion of manual snow courses and automated SNOTEL data collection sites on Forest Service Lands.
Location: UNIT - Salmon-Challis National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer, Lemhi. The manual snow courses and automated SNOTEL data collection sites are located across the Salmon-Challis National Forest outside of the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness
Salmon-Challis Forestwide Integrated Weed Management
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
06/23/2011
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
06/2014
Expected: 12/2014 06/2015 Jennifer Purvine
208-879-4162
jpurvine@fs.fed.us
Description: Implement adaptive and integrated invasive plant management on current and potential infested areas which would include inventory and assessment designed to support Early Detection Rapid Response, control methods, monitoring, and rehabilitation.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36537
Location: UNIT - Salmon-Challis National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Blaine, Butte, Custer, Lemhi. Salmon-Challis National Forest outside of the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness Area
Salmon-Challis National Forest Travel Planning and OHV Route Designation Project
EIS
- Recreation management In Progress
Objection Period Legal Notice
02/13/2014
Expected: 05/2014 07/2014 Karen Gallogly
208-756-5103
kgallogly@fs.fed.us
Description: Analyze and revise sections of the original 2009 FEIS to correct deficiencies identified by the District Court of Idaho in their Feb. 4, 2011, memorandum decision and order and determine if changes to motor vehicle route designations are warranted.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38380
Location: UNIT - Salmon-Challis National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Butte, Custer, Lemhi. LEGAL - Not Applicable Salmon-Challis National Forest, excluding areas within the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area.
Salmon-Challis National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide) R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Halstead Fire Salvage Project
EA
- Forest products In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
01/23/2014
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
08/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 David Morris
208-879-4130
dmorris01@fs.fed.us
Description: Salvage marketable forest products from trees killed over 1,452 acres as a result of the Halstead Fire and those trees that may succumb to expansion of Douglas-fir beetle triggered by the fire. Areas include Challis-Yankee and Middle Fork Districts.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43556
Location: UNIT - Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District, Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - Challis-Yankee Fork RD, T11N, R13E, Sections 13, 14, 22-24, and T11N, R14E, Section 18. Middle Fork RD, T12N, R11E, Sections 12, and 13; T12N, R12E, Sections 5, 6, 9, 15-17, 21, and 22. Project area is located in two areas one 4 air miles north of Stanley, ID and the other 14 air miles due northeast of Stanley, ID.
Issuing new Upland O&G permits with hunting camps to replace expired permits
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2014
Expected: 12/2014 12/2014 Patti Schwind
208-756-5147
pschwind@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuing 6 land based recreation Outfitting and Guiding permits located on the North Fork RD (2), Leadore RD (1) and Challis Yankee Fork RD (3), for hunting, trailrides, auto touring, backpacking, hiking, etc.
Location: UNIT - Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District, North Fork Ranger District, Leadore Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer, Lemhi. LEGAL - Not Applicable Portions of 3 Ranger Districts on the Salmon-Challis National Forest
Issuing new permits for expired Outfitter &Guide permits
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 12/2014 12/2014 Patti Schwind
208-756-5147
pschwind@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuing 11 land based recreation Outfitting and Guiding permits: North Fork RD (1), Challis Yankee Fork RD (2), Middle Fork RD (6), Lost River RD (1) and Salmon Cobalt (1) for hunting, trailrides, climbing, bicycling, hiking, etc.
Location: UNIT - Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District, Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District, Lost River Ranger District, Middle Fork Ranger District, North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer, Lemhi. LEGAL - Not Applicable Portions of 5 Ranger Districts on the Salmon-Challis National Forest
Panther (Big) Creek Hot Springs Geothermal Leasing
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
02/13/2014
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
04/2014
Expected: 05/2014 06/2014 Kathryn Goessel
208-879-4158
kgoessel@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest proposes to consent with stipulations to BLM issuance of a noncompetitive lease of geothermal resources.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37800
Location: UNIT - Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District, North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - T23N, R18E, sections 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27 & 28 An approximately 9-square-mile area in the Hot Springs Creek drainage of the lower Panther Creek watershed, 20 mi. WNW of Salmon, ID
Shoshone Bannock Tribes Crystal Springs Hatchery Support Project at Yankee Fork River and Panther Cr
EIS
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Special use management
Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register
04/2014
Expected: 03/2016 04/2016 Mary Hammer
208-756-5192
marylhammer@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed permanent facilities include chinook salmon trapping, holding and acclimation facilities including weirs at Pole Flat Campground site on the Yankee Fork River and at the Cobalt Ranger Station on Panther Creek. In cooperation with BPA.
Location: UNIT - Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District, Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer, Lemhi. LEGAL - Not Applicable Pole Flat Campground area on the Yankee Fork River and Cobalt Ranger Station on Panther Creek.
Upper Yankee Fork Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Fuels management In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
10/21/2010
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
05/2014
Expected: 07/2014 10/2014 John Fowler
208-879-4168
jfowler@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposal is to prescribe burn under management conditions to reduce the continuous heavy ground and ladder fuels and reduce the overstory density in the upper reaches of Trapper Creek and the head of the Yankee Fork of the Salmon River.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32990
Location: UNIT - Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District, Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - T14N, R16E, Sections 3, 9-11, 13-17, 19-23, 26-34. All or parts of these sections. Sixteen miles west of Challis Idaho in the Yankee Fork of the Salmon River and Trapper Creek in the FCRONRW.
Salmon-Challis National Forest , Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Mosquito Flat Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Fuels management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/21/2012
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
09/2014
Expected: 09/2014 11/2014 David Morris
208-879-4127
dmorris01@fs.fed.us
Description: Prescribed broadcast burning and tree cutting proposal to reduce hazardous fuels in the WUI in and around the Mosquito Flat area
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39625
Location: UNIT - Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - T14N, R17E, S33 Areas to the immediate south, west, and north of the Mosquito Flat area. Generally, the headwater drainage of the Challis creek watershed, approximately 8 air miles west of Challis, ID.
Preachers Cove Stream Restoration Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
02/13/2014
Expected: 04/2014 07/2014 Bart Gamett
208-588-3420
bgamett@fs.fed.us
Description: The project is designed to improve fish habitat within the Yankee Fork Salmon River by restoring a dredge mined area to a more natural condition. The project is located on both private and National Forest system lands.
Location: UNIT - Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - T12N R15E S17 Yankee Fork Salmon River near Bonanza
Reauthorization Of Grazing on the Spud Creek and Marco Creek Allotments
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/20/2007
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
04/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Faith Ryan
208-756-5562
fryan@fs.fed.us
Description: The Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District proposes to authorize continued livestock grazing on the Spud and Marco Creek Allotments consistent with existing management in order to continue to meet or move toward desired resource conditions (see project
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=21209
Location: UNIT - Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - Marco Creek Alloment:T10N,R18E,Sec10,15,17,18,20,&21-SpudCreek Allotment T10N, R17 andR18E,Sec 5,,67,8,9,10,15,16,17,&21 The Spud Creek and Marco Creek Alloments is located in the East Fork of the Salmon River
Thompson Creek Modified Plan of Operation
EIS
- Minerals and Geology
- Land ownership management
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
03/21/2014
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
01/2015
Expected: 03/2015 05/2015 Kathryn Goessel
208-879-4158
kgoessel@fs.fed.us
Description: The Thompson Creek Mining Company (TCMC) submitted a plan of operations for continued mining through approximately 2030. The POO proposes new surface disturbance on a total of approximately 500 acres of private and public (BLM & NFS) lands.
Web Link: http://www.blm.gov/id/st/en/prog/nepa_register/TCM-exlx_EIS.html
Location: UNIT - Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - T11N, R17E, Secs, 6, T11N, R16E, Secs, 1-4, 11-12, T12N, R16E, Secs 25, 34-36, T12N, R17E, Secs 31 The Thompson Creek Mine is located in Custer County, Idaho approximately 5 miles north of the Salmon River and 35 miles southwest of the county seat of Challis.
Upper Yankee Fork Large Wood Restoration Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
02/13/2014
Expected: 04/2014 07/2014 Bart Gamett
208-588-3420
bgamett@fs.fed.us
Description: The project is designed to improve fish habitat within the Yankee Fork Salmon River by restoring the instream quanity of large wood to natural levels in an area that was historically mined and logged.
Location: UNIT - Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - T13N R16E sec 30,31; T13N R15E sec 36; T12N R15E sec 1,2,3,8,9,10 Yankee Fork Salmon River between Jordan Creek and Eightmile Creek
West Fork Morgan Creek Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
On Hold N/A N/A Wesley Case
970-625-6861
wacase@fs.fed.us
Description: Treat 3,200 acres of conifer stands to restore/maintain healthy forest conditions, improve resistence to insect/disease, and improve resilience to wildfires/other natural disturbances; tree cutting/removal to occur in Camas Creek Idaho Roadless Area.
Location: UNIT - Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - T 16 N, R 18 E, Sections 15, 16, 20-23, 25-29, 33-36; T 15 N, R 18 E, Section 2, B.M. West Fork of Morgan Creek approximately 14 miles northwest of Challis, Idaho
Salmon-Challis National Forest , Leadore Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Flume Creek Exploration Drilling
CE
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A Julie Hopkins
208-756-5279
juliehopkins@fs.fed.us
Description: Exploration drilling from two drill pad locations in the Flume Creek drainage on the Leadore Ranger District
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39458
Location: UNIT - Leadore Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - T19N, R25E, Section 9 Flume Creek drainage, Leadore Ranger District, approximately 5 miles north of Tendoy, Idaho.
Soapstone Springs Exclosure Expansion
CE
- Grazing management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2014
Expected: 07/2014 08/2014 Sara Norman
208-768-2505
scnorman@fs.fed.us
Description: The project will expand the exclosure around a developed headbox at Soapstone Springs on the Grizzly Hill C&H Allotment, protecting the spring source.
Location: UNIT - Leadore Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - NW 1/4, SE 1/4, Sec. 36, T. 17N, R. 26E. The project is located on the Grizzly Hill C&H Allotment, approximately 6 miles northwest of Leadore, Idaho.
Salmon-Challis National Forest , Lost River Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Sawmill Canyon Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
Objection Period Legal Notice
04/17/2014
Expected: 05/2014 06/2014 David Morris
208-879-4127
dmorris01@fs.fed.us
Description: Project will implement various sivicultural managment techniques to reduce fuels, restore decadent aspen stands, provide commercial forest products, and address insect epidemic that is currently occurring in the drainage.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37108
Location: UNIT - Lost River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer, Lemhi. LEGAL - T12N, R25E, S.1,2; T12N, R26E,S. 5-8; T13N, R25E, S. 25,36; T13N, R26E, S. 30, 31, Boise Meridian Project Area is located in Sawmill Canyon the headwaters of the Little Lost River drainage, 35 miles NNE of Mackay, Idaho
Antelope Valley Grazing Allotments
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
10/04/2007
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
04/2014
Expected: 12/2014 07/2015 Joshua Edwards
208-588-3405
jledwards@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorize grazing on the Antelope, Leadbelt, Dry Fork, Sawmill Canyon and Stoddard Canyon grazing allotments.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=19137
Location: UNIT - Lost River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Butte, Custer. LEGAL - parts of T 3 & 4 N, R 23 E Antelope Valley in Butte and Custer County encompassing 47,729 acres, 18 miles south of Mackay
Ballpark Road Re-location
EA
- Road management In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
03/15/2012
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
05/2014
Expected: 06/2014 09/2014 Melissa Fowler
208-588-2224
mfowler01@fs.fed.us
Description: To re-locate approx. 600 yards of Road #714 in the "Ballpark" area of the Lost River Ranger District. The re-location will bypass a wet area where resource damage is occurring. The proposal includes decommissioning the abandoned road route.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38011
Location: UNIT - Lost River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - T7N, R18E, Section 21, B.M. The "Ballpark" is located in the upper end of the North Fork of the Big Lost River Drainage, 35 miles west of Mackay, Idaho
Bell Mountain Allotment, Deep Creek Spring Pipeline Extension
CE
- Grazing management On Hold N/A N/A Joshua Edwards
208-588-2224
jledwards@fs.fed.us
Description: Add a section of pipeline and one trough to an existing developed spring and pipeline. This project would add a trough on NFS administered land to better distribute livestock across the pasture.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37885
Location: UNIT - Lost River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Butte. LEGAL - SW ¼ of NW ¼ of Section 14, Township 10N Range 27E, Butte County First developed spring north of the Deep Creek drainage on the Bell Mountain Allotment. Zone 11N North 802729.359, East 4900937.945, Datum NAD83
Lost River Small Batch Fences
EA
- Grazing management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2014
Expected: 02/2015 06/2015 Wayne Berrett
208-588-3418
wtberrett@fs.fed.us
Description: Project proposes to construct five segments of fence totalling 1.25 miles and installing three cattleguards on Forest roads to better manage livestock in Copper Basin, North Fork and Kane Canyon areas.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37963
Location: UNIT - Lost River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - Road/Ramey T6N R21E Sec 23 SW ¼, North Fork T7N R19E Sec 26, 35, 36, Kane Lake TH T6N R19E Section 27 NE ¼ Road/Ramey- 17 miles SW of Mackay, ID , North Fork- 28 miles W of Mackay, ID, Kane Lake TH- 28 miles WSW of Mackay, ID. All in Custer Co.
Mackay Old Warehouse Site Administrative Site Conveyance
CE
- Land ownership management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/20/2014
Expected: 05/2014 06/2014 Randy Thomas
208-756-5138
rthomas@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest proposes to sell one historic warehouse building and two out building sheds in Mackay, Idaho on a 0.48-acre fenced parcel with utilities.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=23524
Location: UNIT - Lost River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - T7N, R24E, Section28, Lots 1-3, Block 21 The Mackay site is 0.48 acres on the south corner of the intersection of Park Avenue and Salmon Street, Mackay, ID
Sawmill Aspen Treatment (North Side)
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 07/2014 09/2014 Mike Foster
208-588-2224
mfoster02@fs.fed.us
Description: Restore aspen viability by removing conifer competition from existing aspen stands. Treatment area is app. 198 acres in size. Treatment area is located in Sawmill Canyon, north side of Sawmill Canyon Road (FR101) from Firebox Creek to Warm Creek.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=31088
Location: UNIT - Lost River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - Portions of T13N, R26E, sections 20, 29, 31, and 32. T12N, R26E, sections 5-9, 15-17, 21-23, 26, 27, 34, and 35. T11N, R26e, sections 2 and 3. The project is located on the Salmon-Challis National Forest, Lost River Ranger District, Little Lost River drainage, Sawmill Canyon, Lemhi County, Idaho
Warm Creek Habitat Improvement Fence
CE
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/09/2013
Expected: 04/2014 06/2014 Joshua Edwards
208-588-3400
jledwards@fs.fed.us
Description: This project is to construct an approximately 0.25 mile fence to improve wildlife and fisheries habitat on Warm Creek.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41618
Location: UNIT - Lost River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - T11N, R26E, Secion 2 SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 Approximately 30 miles North, Northeast of Mackay Idaho on Warm Creek at the mouth of Sawmill Canyon
Salmon-Challis National Forest , Middle Fork Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Sulphur Creek Aircraft landing Strip
EA
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Chris Grove
208879-4105
cgrove@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-issuance of a special use permit for a portion of the Sulphur Creek landing strip which is located on national Forest lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=15530
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Valley. LEGAL - T 14 N, R 9 E, SE 1/4, NW 1/4, Section 21, B.M. West of Sulphur Creek Ranch, which is located approximately 4 miles up Sulphur Creek from it's mouth west of the Middle Fork of the Salmon river.
Salmon-Challis National Forest , North Fork Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Clementine Placer
EA
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A Julie Hopkins
208-756-5279
juliehopkins@fs.fed.us
Description: The operators have proposed six test pits approximately 20 ft. by 20 ft. in size and one to four feet deep. The pits are designed to be excavated down to bedrock which varies somewhat.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41208
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - T.25N. R.20E. – section 1, Boise Meridian, Lemhi County, Idaho. Located on the west side of Hughes Creek, just above where the west fork of Hughes Creek meets the main fork.
North Fork Sheep Creek Exploration Trenching Proposal
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress

07/11/2013
Expected: 04/2014 07/2014 Julie Hopkins
208-756-5279
juliehopkins@fs.fed.us
Description: Excavation of trench, approximately 120' long by 4 feet wide, by depth of up to 15 feet to remove a layer of pay gravel estimated at 8" depth and to lie above the clay base. Materials will be washed in a trommel away from the excavated area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42260
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - T 25 N, R 22 E, Sections 11 and 14, Boise Meridian Approximately 6 airmiles southwest of Gibbonsville, Idaho.
Upper North Fork HFRA Ecosystem Restoration Project
EIS
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
03/21/2014
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
05/2014
Expected: 07/2014 08/2014 Margaret Seaberg
208-865-2711
margareteseaberg@fs.fed.us
Description: Integrated hazardous fuels & forest restoration project in the Upper North Fork Watershed. Approx. 41,000 acre planning area from Gibbonsville to Lost Trail Ski Area being considered for treatments. Three Idaho Roadless Areas are in the project area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33793
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - Portions of T27N, R20-R22E and T26N, R20-22E, Boise Meridian Upper North Fork Watershed of the Salmon River
Salmon-Challis National Forest , Salmon-Challis National Forest All Units R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Duke University -- new plot at Mahogany Creek north
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2014
Expected: 06/2014 06/2014 Gail Baer
208-756-5128
gbaer@fs.fed.us
Description: Duke University is proposing an additional research site for studying drought resistance on a select species which they will plant at the site.
Location: UNIT - Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - N 44 11.307; W 113 44.387 This site is located near Mahogany Creek in the Pahsimeroi Valley.
Sanderson Ditch Conversion to buried Pipeline
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 08/2014 10/2014 Gail Baer
208-756-5128
gbaer@fs.fed.us
Description: Bury pipe in the existing Sanderson Ditch. The pipe will be in the existing ROW area.
Location: UNIT - Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - Not Applicable Sanderson Ditch is a diversion from Wallace Creek and diverts water to private land owners within the Savage Ranch subdivision.
Salmon-Challis National Forest , Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Duck Creek Diversion and Pipeline
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Gail Baer
208-756-5128
gbaer@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuance of a special use permit for a water diversion pipeline and access road. Water diversion will replace an existing diversion. The new structure will include a lockable headgate with a measureable flow and a passive cylinder fish screen
Location: UNIT - Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - SE1/4 of the SW1/4, Section 30, T18N, R17E, BPM Duck Creek, tributary to Camas Creek
Gold Star Exploration Drilling Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A Russ Bjorklund
208-756-5279
juliehopkins@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to core drill 10 vertical and angled holes from previously constructed drill pads. Sumps will be 10' x 10' x 6 feet. Approximately 1.25 miles new road will need to be constructed to access the site.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40297
Location: UNIT - Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - T23N, R22E, Section 11 Gold Star Creek, tributary to Tower Creek, Accessed via BLM Route #111. Approximately 8 miles NE of Salmon, ID.
Panther Creek Range Improvement Projects
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
Cancelled N/A N/A Ingrid Drieling
208-768-2516
idrieling@fs.fed.us
Description: Construction of up to one mile of fence to create exclosure around the mouth of Fourth of July Creek in the Panther Creek drainage. The project also includes the construction of a water gap in McGowan Creek with about 200 feet of fence.
Location: UNIT - Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - Exclosure- Section 9, T.19N., R. 18E.; Water gap- Section 16, T.19N., R.18E. Projects are located in the Panther Creek drainage southwest of Salmon, Idaho. Exclosure in Fourth of July Creek and water gap in McGowan Creek.
Panther Creek Stream Restoration Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/30/2014
Expected: 05/2014 07/2014 Dan Garcia
208-756-5237
dgarcia@fs.fed.us
Description: The Salmon-Challis National Forest proposes to plant willows along unstable streambanks in Panther Creek and to construct additional, permanent fencing associated with the Forney Allotment%u2019s Panther Creek Riparian Pasture Unit.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43462
Location: UNIT - Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - Legal Description of T20N, R18E, Section 35 and T19N, R18E, Sections 2 and 3 Boise Prime Meridian, Lemhi County, Idaho. This project is located on National Forest System lands adjacent to Panther Creek on the Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District. Legal Description T20N, R18E, Section 35 and T19N, R18E, Sections 2 and 3.
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