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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- 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-Cobalt Ranger District


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
Salmon-Challis Forest Plan Revision
EIS
- Land management planning Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register
06/2017
Expected: 10/2020 10/2020 Joshua Milligan
208-756-5560
jmilligan@fs.fed.us
Description: The Salmon-Challis National Forest is revising and updating the 1987 Challis and the 1988 Salmon Land and Resource Management Plan (Forest Plan)
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49464
Location: UNIT - Salmon-Challis National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Blaine, Butte, Clark, Custer, Idaho, Lemhi, Valley. LEGAL - Not Applicable Salmon-Challis National Forest
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
2017 Communications Site Special Use Permit Renewals
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/21/2017
Expected: 07/2017 07/2017 Gail Baer
208-756-5128
gbaer@fs.fed.us
Description: Entity and Communication Site: Lost River Elec Coop and ID Public TV at Windy Devil; Salmon River Elec Coop at Potoman Pk; American Communications Inc. at Jump Off Peak; State ID Military and Custer Telephone Coop. at Grouse Peak So.; see below
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51369
Location: UNIT - Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District, Lost River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Butte, Custer. LEGAL - Not Applicable Windy Devil, Potoman Peak, Jump Off Peak, Grouse Peak So., Grouse Peak No. communication sites.
Big Creek Geothermal Leasing Project
EIS
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
06/02/2017
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
08/2017
Expected: 08/2017 09/2017 Julie Hopkins
208-756-5279
juliehopkins@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest proposes to consent with stipulations to BLM issuance of 3 contiguous, noncompetitive geothermal leases.
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
Colorado Ditch Bill and Special Use Authorizations
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 08/2017
Actual: 04/07/2017
10/2017 Gail Baer
208-756-5177
gbaer@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue special use permits or Colorado Ditch Bill easements on nine diversions within the Salmon-Challis National Forest. Administratively authorize one diversion at Lantz Bar on the Bitterroot National Forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52365
Location: UNIT - Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District, Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District, North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer, Idaho, Lemhi. LEGAL - Not Applicable Peach Creek, Little Squaw Creek, Owl Creek, Spring and East Fork Spring Creek, Squaw Creek, South Fork Wallace Creek, South Fork Williams Creek, and Lake Creek.
Colorado Ditch Bill and Special Use Authorizations Two
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/16/2017
Expected: 01/2018 08/2018 Gail Baer
208-756-5177
gbaer@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue special use authorizations or Colorado Ditch Bill easements for diversions.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52363
Location: UNIT - Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District, Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District, Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer, Lemhi. LEGAL - Not Applicable Carmen Creek, Mayfield Creek, Ramey Creek, Short Creek, Cabin/Panther Creek, South Fork Moyer Creek, 4th of July and Panther Creek
Crystal Springs Hatchery Program Project
EIS
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Special use management
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
05/12/2017
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
10/2017
Expected: 01/2018 06/2018 Karryl Krieger
208-756-5102
kkrieger@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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44200
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.
Halstead Fire Salvage Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Forest products Analysis Completed Expected: 08/2017
Actual: 08/04/2017
09/2017 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.
Jim McClure-Jerry Peak Wilderness Management Plan
EA
- Land management planning
- Recreation management
- Special area management
In Progress
Comment Period
02/22/2017
Expected: 06/2018 07/2018 Emily Simpson
208-630-3507
emilysimpson@fs.fed.us
Description: Develop Interagency (FS & BLM) Wilderness Management Plan for new wilderness area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50223
Location: UNIT - Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District, Lost River Ranger District, Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - Not Applicable Approximately 32 miles south of Challis, Idaho
Upper Yankee Fork Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Fuels management On Hold N/A N/A Riley Rhoades
208-879-4122
rbrhoades@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
Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Grouse Peak South Communication Facility Project
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/08/2017
Expected: 03/2018 06/2018 Gail Baer
208-756-5128
gbaer@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a communications site lease to BPA at Grouse Peak South Communication Site to construct and operate a new self-supporting tower, equipment shelter, and propane tanks. Location is T14N, R20E, Sec22
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51561
Location: UNIT - Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - T14N, R20E, Sec 20, Boise Meridian Grouse Peak South Communication Site located 7.5 miles east of Challis, Idaho.
Crane Basin Timber Stand Improvement
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/01/2016
Expected: 08/2017 09/2017 Riley Rhoades
208-879-4132
rbrhoades@fs.fed.us
Description: Mixed severity prescribed fire In Crane Basin and adjoining McGowan Creek will introduce fire back into an ecosystem that has missed historic fire return intervals. This will improve stand health and provide positive changes to wildlife habitat.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50979
Location: UNIT - Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - T12N, R21E, Sections. 4, 5, 7-9, 16-21, 28, 29, 32, 33 B.M The 5760 acre project area located primarily in the Crane Basin and McGowan Creek drainage on the north end of the Lost River Range. It is approximately fourteen air miles southeast of Challis, ID.
IV Spring Exclosure Fence
CE
- Grazing management
- Heritage resource management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/14/2017
Expected: 08/2017 09/2017 Barry Dopp
208-879-4161
bdopp@fs.fed.us
Description: The Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District is proposing to construct an exclosure fence approximately 4.5 acres in size around Fourth Spring within Unit 1 of the Morgan Creek-Prairie Basin Allotment
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51173
Location: UNIT - Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - T16N, R18E, SE  of the NW  of the SE  of Sec. 36, Boise Meridian. The project is located about 15 air miles northwest of Challis, Idaho in Custer County
Issue special use authorization to Civil Communications Assoc. at Grouse Peak So. communication site
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/23/2017
Expected: 07/2017 07/2017 Gail Baer
208-756-5128
gbaer@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue special use authorization which acknowledges a change in ownership of an existing communication facility at Grouse Peak So.from Custer Telephone Inc, to Civil Communication Assoc. Use remains essentially the same.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51371
Location: UNIT - Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - T14N, R20E, Sec 20, Boise Meridian Grouse Peak So. communication site located 8 miles ENE of Challis, ID.
Reauthorization Of Grazing on the Spud Creek and Marco Creek Allotments
EA
- Grazing management On Hold N/A N/A 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
South 21 Project
CE
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/08/2017
Expected: 10/2017 06/2018 Chris Waverek
208-879-4168
cwaverek@fs.fed.us
Description: The project will increase forest stand resilience to insect, disease, and wildfire utilizing silvicultural practices such as mechanical thinning and prescribed fire.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50426
Location: UNIT - Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - Portions of T12N, R10E (S25, 24, 13,), T12N, R11E (S36, 35, 34, 28, 27, 26, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21,16, 15, 14, 10, 9,), T12N, R12E (S 31, 30) Boise Meridian 15 miles northwest of Stanley, ID along State Highway 21
Salmon-Challis National Forest, Leadore Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Hawley Creek- Horseshoe Spring
CE
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/17/2015
Expected: 11/2017 04/2018 Ingrid Drieling
208-768-2516
idrieling@fs.fed.us
Description: The Salmon-Challis National Forest proposes to develop an upland spring source and divert the spring water to a water trough and construct a fence around the spring source in the Big Bear unit of the Hawley Creek allotment.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48168
Location: UNIT - Leadore Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project area is located approximately 0.3 miles SE of Bog Creek within the Hawley Creek allotment approximately 12.8 air miles east of Leadore, ID.
Lee to Cove
EIS
- Grazing management Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register
11/2017
Expected: 06/2019 06/2019 Jeff Hunteman
208-756-5246
jhunteman@fs.fed.us
Description: The USDA Forest Service is proposing to authorize livestock grazing through issuance of a ten year term grazing permit on six allotments.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50224
Location: UNIT - Leadore Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project area is located within the Leadore Ranger District of the Salmon Challis National Forest. The project area includes roughly 72,158 acres of National Forest System land.
Soapstone Springs Exclosure Expansion
CE
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/17/2015
Expected: 11/2017 04/2018 Ingrid Drieling
208-768-2516
idrieling@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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43474
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.
Withington Road Reclamation Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Watershed management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/07/2016
Expected: 11/2017 06/2018 Glenwood Brittain
208-756-5169
gbrittain@fs.fed.us
Description: Twenty-two routes on the Leadore Ranger District are proposed for decommissioning. The location of all routes are within the Baker Creek-Lemhi River and Withington Creek watersheds.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50627
Location: UNIT - Leadore Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - All routes are located in T.20.N, R.22.E, Sections 15, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 35, 36 and T.19.N, R.22.E, Section 2. All routes are located in T.20.N, R.22.E, Sections 15, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 35, 36 and T.19.N, R.22.E, Section 2. Hydrological Unit Codes (HUC) 170602040806 and 17060204080.
Salmon-Challis National Forest, Lost River Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Antelope Valley Grazing Allotments
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period
07/10/2014
Expected: 03/2018 05/2018 Allison Jackson
760-914-1895
ajackson@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 46,375 acres, 18 miles south of Mackay
Lower Cabin Creek-Mine Canyon Fence
CE
- Grazing management On Hold N/A N/A Lanson Stavast
208-588-3418
lstavast@fs.fed.us
Description: Install 2 sections, approximately 1 mile, of 3 strand electric fence along Cabin Creek on the Copper Basin Allotment. Adding these fences will create a small riparian pasture that will be used on a limited basis.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51004
Location: UNIT - Lost River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - Not Applicable Copper Basin Allotment, Township 6 North, Range 22 East sections 21, 22, 28; Boise Meridian, Custer County, Idaho. Approximately 12 air miles southwest of Mackay, ID.
Mackay Old Warehouse Site Administrative Site Conveyance
CE
- Land ownership management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/20/2014
Expected: 06/2017 08/2017 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
North Fork of Big Lost Forest Products
CE
- Forest products In Progress
Scoping Start
12/08/2016
Expected: 06/2017 07/2017 Erin Pierson
208-879-4155
erinpierson@fs.fed.us
Description: multiple accessible units totally 70 acres, designated for multiple forest product use.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50731
Location: UNIT - Lost River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - Township 7 North, Range 18 East, Section 22,24, Boise Meridian, Custer County, Idaho Project located in the North Fork of the Big Lost watershed approximately 34 air miles west of the town of MacKay
Pine Creek Fence
CE
- Grazing management On Hold N/A N/A Birk Roseman
208-588-3405
birkrroseman@fs.fed.us
Description: Install approximately 1.6 miles of fence within the Pine Creek Unit on the Pass Creek Allotment. Adding this fence will allow the Forest Service to authorize grazing within the Pine Creek Unit by eliminating access to Wet Creek.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51006
Location: UNIT - Lost River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Butte. LEGAL - Not Applicable Pass Creek Allotment, Township 8 North, Range 25 East sections 11 (Boise Meridian, Butte County, Idaho) and continues north northeast through section 2 and section 1.
Prudent Man Phase 5 Mining
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
01/05/2017
Expected: 07/2017 08/2017 Amanda Kriwox
208-879-4153
akriwox@fs.fed.us
Description: Conditionally approve a mining plan of operations to continue hand excavating a vein of uncommon variety agate to produce specimen and gem-grade material for a period of up to 5 years including reclamation.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50769
Location: UNIT - Lost River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - Not Applicable Alder Creek Mining District. 6.5 miles south of Mackay, ID. T6N, R24E, section 27.
QWest Fiber Optic Line Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/21/2017
Expected: 07/2017 07/2017 Gail Baer
208-756-5177
gbaer@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed action is to reissue an expired special use permit for a for an existing fiber optic line that is buried in the FS Road 208 (Trail Creek Road) right-of-way for a new term of 20 years.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51364
Location: UNIT - Lost River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project area is located in the Pioneer Mountain Range, approximately 25 miles west of Mackay, Idaho on the Lost River Ranger District of the Salmon-Challis National Forest.
Road/Ramey Fence Relocation
CE
- Grazing management On Hold N/A N/A Lanson Stavast
208-588-3418
lstavast@fs.fed.us
Description: Relocate 0.1 miles of fence on the Boone Creek C&H grazing allotment, between the Road Creek and Ramey Creek units.The need for this project is to improve the distribution of livestock use in the Road Creek unit.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48311
Location: UNIT - Lost River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - T6N R21E Section 23 SW ¼, Boise Meridian The location of this project is approximately 17 miles southwest of Mackay, Idaho in Custer County
Timber Creek Trail Reroute
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/17/2015
Expected: 10/2017 10/2017 Philip McNeal
208-879-4197
pmcneal@fs.fed.us
Description: Reroute 0.50 miles of Forest Trail 4137 Timber Creek Trail, due to poor trail design and to rehabilitate existing resource damage associated with the original trail location.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46576
Location: UNIT - Lost River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer, Lemhi. LEGAL - T 13 N, R25 E S/SE section 14 Timber Creek Pass 38 miles NE of Mackay, ID.
Salmon-Challis National Forest, Middle Fork Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Boundary Creek Spring Project
CE
- Facility management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/03/2017
Expected: 07/2017 09/2017 Shawna Johansen
208-879-6236
sjohansen@fs.fed.us
Description: To re-establish supply and delivery of water from a developed spring source. This spring supplies potable water for the primary launch site on Middle Fork of the Salmon River, Boundary Creek and Dagger Falls Campgrounds and administrative facilities.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51361
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Valley. LEGAL - Township 14 North, Range 9 East, Section 25, Boise Meridian, in Valley County, Idaho. The project area is located in the Middle Fork of the Salmon River watershed, 28 air miles Northwest of Stanley, Idaho.
Sulphur Creek Aircraft landing Strip
EA
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Gail Baer
208-756-5128
gbaer@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
North Fork Sheep Creek Placer
EA
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A Julie Hopkins
208-756-5279
juliehopkins@fs.fed.us
Description: Excavate five test pits and one trench in three locations in the North Fork of Sheep Creek drainage. A stratified sample from the pay gravels would be washed in a portable trammel, and the results tested to determine next steps.
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - T25N, R22E, Sections 11 and 14, Boise Meridian North Fork of Sheep Creek
Salmon-Challis National Forest, Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Coiner Ranch LLC Road Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/07/2016
Expected: 07/2017 07/2017 Gail Baer
208-756-5177
gbaer@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed action is to reissue an expired special use permit for an existing road for a term of 20 years. The right of way is approximately 0.96 miles long and 12 feet wide. The project area is located off of the Phelan Creek Road (FS Road 60098).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50671
Location: UNIT - Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project area is located off of the Phelan Creek Road (FS Road 60098) in the Phelan Creek drainage, approximately 13 miles west of Salmon, Idaho on the Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District
Cutler Exclosure Extension Project
CE
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/07/2016
Expected: 11/2017 04/2018 Tina Ruffing
208-587-7867
truffing@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to fence a portion of Moccasin Creek on the Williams Basin-Napias Creek Allotment. This new fence is adjacent to the existing Cutler Exclosure and is considered an extension of that exclosure.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50672
Location: UNIT - Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - Not Applicable The proposed exclosure falls within the boundary of the Williams Basin-Napias Creek Allotment on the Salmon-Challis Ranger District.
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
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=13444
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
Dump Creek Withdrawal
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
04/16/2015
Expected: 06/2018 06/2018 Glenwood Brittain
208-756-5169
gbrittain@fs.fed.us
Description: The Salmon Cobalt Ranger District (SCRD) is proposing to withdraw approximately 107.02 acres of National Forest Lands from mineral entry under the 1872 Mining Law.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46509
Location: UNIT - Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - T.23.N., R.20.E. Sections 12, 13, and 24, Boise Meridian, Lemhi County, Idaho. Approximately 12 miles northwest of Salmon, Lemhi County, Idaho.
Forney Westside Improvements Temporary Corral and Water Trough Relocation Project
CE

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- Grazing management Analysis Completed Expected: 08/2017
Actual: 07/31/2017
08/2017 Tina Ruffing
208-587-7867
truffing@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorize annual erection of temporary corrals for permittees on the Forney Allotment. Additionally, relocate a portion of an existing water development.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51147
Location: UNIT - Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - Not Applicable The proposed exclosure falls within the boundary of the Forney Allotment on the Salmon-Challis Ranger District. It is also located in the Porphyry Creek-Panther Creek watershed.
Idaho Power Lake Mountain Power Transmission Line Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/07/2016
Expected: 07/2017 07/2017 Gail Baer
208-756-5128
gbaer@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed action is to reissue an expired special use permit for an existing 7.2 Kv power transmission line for a term of 30 years.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50673
Location: UNIT - Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - Not Applicable The right of way is approximately 6.7 miles in length between the national forest boundary near Wallace Lake heading west to the Federal Aviation Administration%u2019s VOR/DME station at Lake Mountain.
Musgrove Exploration Drilling Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
03/02/2017
Expected: 09/2017 09/2017 Julie Hopkins
208-756-5279
juliehopkins@fs.fed.us
Description: Reopening of previously reclaimed exploration roads, construction of new temporary roads to facilitate development of 14 drill pads along the road prisms. Up to 42 core or reverse circulation holes would be drilled to assess mineral potential.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51159
Location: UNIT - Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - Township 20 North, Range 18 East, Sections 22 and 27, Boise Prime Meridian Approximately 23 miles southwest of Salmon, ID. Musgrove Creek Drainage.
Ramshorn Water Association Road Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/07/2016
Expected: 07/2017 07/2017 Gail Baer
208-756-5177
gbaer@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed action is to reissue an expired special use permit for an existing road for a term of 20 years. The right of way is .06 miles long.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50676
Location: UNIT - Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project area is adjacent to the Ramshorn Subdivision in the Silver Creek drainage, approximately 32 miles Southwest of Salmon, Idaho.
Twelvemile Allotment Spring Developments
CE
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/17/2015
Expected: 11/2017 04/2018 Tina Ruffing
208-587-7867
truffing@fs.fed.us
Description: The Salmon-Challis National Forest proposes to develop two upland spring sources on the Twelvemile allotment and divert the spring water to two troughs.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48184
Location: UNIT - Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - Not Applicable Both proposed water developments are located on the Twelvemile Allotment on the Salmon-Challis Ranger District. Both are also located in the Twelvemile Creek-Salmon River hydrologic unit.
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