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):
- 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
Issuing New O&G Permits to Replace Expired Permits
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/14/2015
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 Patti Schwind
208-756-5147
pschwind@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuing 11 land based and 21 river based recreation Outfitting and Guiding permits.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39687
Location: UNIT - Salmon-Challis National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer, Lemhi. LEGAL - Not Applicable Portions of 3 Ranger Districts on the 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34081
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
Non-Recreation Special Use Permit Issuance on the South Zone to Replace Expired Permits
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/11/2016
Expected: 04/2016 05/2016 Gail Baer
208-756-5177
gbaer@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuing four special use permits for culinary water pipelines and other non-recreational facilities located on Ranger Districts on the Salmon-Challis National Forest's south zone.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48533
Location: UNIT - Salmon-Challis National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer, Lemhi. LEGAL - Not Applicable Portions of 3 Ranger Districts on the Salmon-Challis National Forest
Salmon-Challis Forest Plan Revision
EIS

   *NEW LISTING*
- Land management planning Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register
10/2016
Expected: 10/2020 10/2020 Amy Baumer
208-756-5145
scnfinformation@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 Forestwide Integrated Weed Management
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
FEIS NOA in Federal Register
11/13/2015
Expected: 04/2016 05/2016 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. LEGAL - Not Applicable Salmon-Challis National Forest outside of 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
01/23/2014
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 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.
Panther (Big) Creek Hot Springs Geothermal Leasing
EIS
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
09/25/2015
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
11/2016
Expected: 12/2016 04/2017 Kathryn Goessel
208-879-4158
kgoessel@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
Shoshone Bannock Tribes Crystal Springs Hatchery Support Project at Yankee Fork River and Panther Cr
EIS
- Special use management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
05/23/2014
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
06/2016
Expected: 10/2016 03/2017 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.
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
Big Hill Insect and Disease
CE
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/18/2015
Expected: 04/2016 06/2016 Riley Rhoades
208-879-4132
rbrhoades@fs.fed.us
Description: Project will increase tree resilience to insects and disease by implementing various silvicultural management techniques to reduce fuels, restore decadent aspen stands, provide commercial forest products, and improve wildlife habitat.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46452
Location: UNIT - Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - T14N, R18E (S28-33), T13N, R18E (S3-6), T13N, R17E (S1), T14N, R17E (S36) All or parts of these sections. Seven miles west of Challis in and adjacent to Big Hill Gulch, Custer County, Idaho.
Challis Creek Road Repair
CE
- Road management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/11/2016
Expected: 04/2016 05/2016 Brianna Goehring
208-879-4130
bjgoehring@fs.fed.us
Description: This project includes repair of about 1400 feet of Challis Creek Road (Forest Service Road #080) at five impacted sites in order to reopen the road to the public, and also includes use of two nearby borrow pits for rock material.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48501
Location: UNIT - Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - T14N, R18E, Sec 6-8; T14N, R17E, Sec 12-13; and T15N, R18E, Sec 31-32, Boise Meridian The project area is located about eight air miles northwest of the town of Challis, ID.
Grouse Peak Vegetation Management Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/29/2016
Expected: 09/2016 10/2016 Christine Droske
208-879-4100
cadroske@fs.fed.us
Description: The intent of the project is to improve timber stands, wildlife forage and habitat by utilizing hand thinning, hand piling and prescribed burning to restore stands closer to reference conditions.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48557
Location: UNIT - Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project area is located seven miles northwest of Challis and surrounds the communication site on top of Grouse Peak.
Keefer Pasture Drift Fence
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2016
Actual: 05/19/2016
05/2016 Brianna Goehring
208-879-4130
bjgoehring@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of this project is to effectively control livestock to protect and improve riparian conditions and fish habitat by constructing .11 mile of fence.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48170
Location: UNIT - Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - T14N, R18E, SW¼ Sec 28, Boise Meridian The project area is located about six air miles west of Challis, Idaho in Custer County and about one-eighth mile southeast of Mill Creek.
Mosquito Flat Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Fuels management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/21/2012
Expected: 09/2016 04/2017 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.
Reauthorization Of Grazing on the Spud Creek and Marco Creek Allotments
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/20/2007
Est. Comment Period
03/2017
Expected: 10/2017 03/2018 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
Slab Barn Pasture Drift Fence
CE
- Grazing management Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2016
Actual: 05/19/2016
05/2016 Brianna Goehring
208-879-4130
bjgoehring@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of this project is to improve livestock distribution within the Slab Barn Pasture on the Challis Creek Allotment by constructing approximately .26 miles of drift fence to separate the west portion of the pasture from the eastern pasture.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48284
Location: UNIT - Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - T14N, R18E, NE1/4 Sec. 30, Boise Meridian. The project area is located about seven air miles west of Challis, Idaho in Custer County.
Thompson Creek Modified Plan of Operations for Mine Expansion
EIS
- Land ownership management
- Minerals and Geology
In Progress
FEIS NOA in Federal Register
03/27/2015
Expected: 06/2016 09/2016 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.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=29417
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.
Westcor Exploration
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
01/28/2016
Est. Comment Period
06/2016
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 Kathryn Goessel
208-879-4158
kgoessel@fs.fed.us
Description: Operator plans to utilize an existing undesignated route & 0.15 miles of temporary route, construct a 50x80-ft working bench, and obtain a <30 CY bulk sample with a small, tracked excavator and skid loader for off-Forest processing & analysis.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47986
Location: UNIT - Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - Southwest 1/4, Section 21, T13N, R15E, B.M. In the Greylock IRA, 1 mile up Montana Gulch, a tributary to Jordan Creek in the Yankee Fork Salmon River drainage, approximately 25 miles east of Challis, Custer County, Idaho.
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: 04/2016 08/2016 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 Creek Allotment Invading Conifer Removal Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2016
Actual: 05/18/2016
07/2016 Michael Steck
208-768-2515
msteck@fs.fed.us
Description: Conifer removal would entail the felling of trees that are on the leading edges of conifer stands that are invading into sage-grouse habitat within sagebrush habitat, and the removal of trees that are out by themselves in sage-grouse habitat..
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48280
Location: UNIT - Leadore Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - Not Applicable The 725 acre proposed project area (see map) in Lee Creek Allotment would have 2 project sites (1-2) that encompass 317 acres of conifer removal.
Lemhi Pass Fence
CE
- Facility management
- Grazing management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/17/2015
Expected: 04/2016 07/2016 Ingrid Drieling
208-768-2516
idrieling@fs.fed.us
Description: The action would consist of constructing a 0.72 of wire fence along portions of the southern and eastern boundary of the LPNHL; and installing one cattle guard crossing the National Forest System (NFS) 731 road.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48166
Location: UNIT - Leadore Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project area is located near the LPNHL along the Idaho and Montana boarder, approximately 9 miles east of Tendoy, Idaho in Lemhi County.
Soapstone Springs Exclosure Expansion
CE
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/17/2015
Expected: 04/2016 06/2016 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.
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
Scoping Start
12/29/2011
Expected: 04/2016 05/2016 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
07/10/2014
Expected: 05/2017 07/2017 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
Kane Lake Trailhead Fence
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/24/2015
Expected: 04/2016 07/2016 Birk Roseman
208-588-3405
birkrroseman@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct 0.25 miles of fence on the Wildhorse C&H grazing allotment, at the Kane Lake Trailhead in Kane Canyon, to protect fish and wildlife habitat.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48327
Location: UNIT - Lost River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - T6N R19E Section 27 NE 1/4, Boise Meridian. Approximately 28 miles west-southwest of Mackay, Idaho in Custer County.
Lost River Small Batch Fences
EA
- Grazing management Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
04/2016
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 Lanson Stavast
208-588-3418
lstavast@fs.fed.us
Description: Project proposes to construct three segments of fence totalling 0.9 miles and installing three cattleguards on Forest roads to better manage livestock in the North Fork of the Big Lost River on the Wildhorse C&H Allotment.
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: 06/2016 07/2016 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
Mammoth Canyon Road Reclamation
EA
- Minerals and Geology
- Road management
In Progress
Comment Period
05/14/2015
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 Glenwood Brittain
208-756-5169
gbrittain@fs.fed.us
Description: The Lost River Ranger District (LRRD) is proposing to reclaim transportation routes by decommissioning twenty-one unauthorized routes and five closed system routes in the Alder Ck drainage, approximately 6 air miles south to southwest of Mackay, ID.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46512
Location: UNIT - Lost River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - T.6.N., R.23.E. Sections 10, 13, 14, 15, 22, 23, 24; T.6.N., R.24.E. Sections 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 34, 35; and T.5.N., R.24.E. Section 3, Boise Meridian, Custer County, ID. Approximately 6 miles south to southwest of Mackay, ID.
Road/Ramey Fence Relocation
CE
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/24/2015
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 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: 07/2016 08/2016 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
Parker Mountain Exploratory Drilling Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2016
Actual: 05/11/2016
07/2016 Amanda Kriwox
208-879-4153
akriwox@fs.fed.us
Description: Exploration for mineralization by core drilling up to 9 core holes at the Parker Mine site. No roads would be constructed. Activities would occur outside the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47408
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - T.15N., R.16E., Sections 26, 27, B.M. 17 miles west northwest of Challis, ID
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
Continental Divide Trail - Anderson Mountain Reroute
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2016
Expected: 01/2017 06/2017 Lawrence Vogel
208-865-2700
levogel@fs.fed.us
Description: Reroute and construct approximately 4 miles of new trail designed primarily for hiking and horseback riding in the Anderson Mountain area, North Fork Ranger District, Salmon-Challis NF and Wisdom Ranger District, Beaverhead-Deerlodge NF
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - Not Applicable land
North Fork Sheep Creek Placer
EA
- Minerals and Geology Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2016
Expected: 10/2016 07/2017 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
Sage Creek Bulk Sampling Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
11/19/2015
Expected: 05/2016 05/2016 Glenwood Brittain
208-756-5169
gbrittain@fs.fed.us
Description: The Operator proposes to remove between 100 and 600 tons of rock for bulk sampling with no more than 1000 tons of total material to be disturbed over an approximately 1 acre area. Completion of reclamation by Oct 2019.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48059
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - Not Applicable Located on the ridge between the West Fork of Sage Creek and the East Fork of Sage Creek. in T.24N, R.20E, Section 3, Boise Prime Meridian, Lemhi County, Idaho.
Sagewood Salvage Project
CE
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/29/2014
Expected: 10/2016 11/2016 Margaret Seaberg
208-865-2711
margareteseaberg@fs.fed.us
Description: Removal of dead and dying trees on less than 250ac to improve the overall health of stands, reduce hazardous fuels, improve timber productivity and provide several different kinds of forest products including commercial and personal use products.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45287
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - T.25.N., R.20.E., Sec. 35; T.24.N., R.20.E, Sec. 1, 2, 11, 12 Within the Sage Creek and Donnelly Drainages on the North Fork Ranger District of the Salmon-Challis National Forest.
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
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: 06/2016 06/2016 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.
Phelan Sharkey
CE
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/20/2016
Expected: 09/2016 06/2017 Margaret Seaberg
208-865-2711
margareteseaberg@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed action would include commercial harvest, non-commercial thinning, shaded fuel breaks, hand piling and/or prescribed fire; using ground and cable based systems. Temporary roads would be constructed and decommissioned.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49256
Location: UNIT - Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - Not Applicable The proposed project area is located on the west side of the Ridge Road (FS Road #60020) approximately 8 air miles due west of the City of Salmon.
Sanderson Ditch Conversion to buried Pipeline
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43019
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.
Twelvemile Allotment Spring Developments
CE
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/17/2015
Expected: 04/2016 06/2016 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.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.