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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- R4 - Intermountain Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
- Sawtooth National Forest, Fairfield Ranger District
- Sawtooth National Forest, Ketchum Ranger District
- Sawtooth National Forest, Minidoka Ranger District
- Sawtooth National Forest, Sawtooth National Recreation Area


R4 - Intermountain Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Boise & Sawtooth Forest-wide Invasive Plant Species Treatments
EIS

   *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
09/30/2016
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
04/2017
Expected: 04/2017 04/2017 Carol Brown
208-727-5002
cpbrown@fs.fed.us
Description: Analyze and disclose the effects of treating invasive and noxious weeds forest-wide on the Boise & Sawtooth National Forests.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47151
Location: UNIT - Boise National Forest All Units, Sawtooth National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho, Utah. COUNTY - Ada, Blaine, Boise, Camas, Cassia, Custer, Elmore, Gem, Oneida, Power, Twin Falls, Valley, Box Elder. LEGAL - Not Applicable Sawtooth and Boise National Forests
Sawtooth National Forest, Fairfield Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Faulkner Group 1 Allotment Analysis
EA
- Grazing management Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
10/2016
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 Renee Kehler
208-764-3202
rkehler@fs.fed.us
Description: Analysis of domestic sheep grazing on six allotments on the Fairfield Ranger District.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47678
Location: UNIT - Fairfield Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Camas, Elmore. LEGAL - Not Applicable T2-4N R11-14E
Over-Snow Vehicle Travel Management in the Northern Portion of the Fairfield Ranger District
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Comment Period
09/08/2015
Expected: 11/2016 12/2016 Steven Frost
208-764-3202
srfrost@fs.fed.us
Description: Evaluate the revision of access restrictions to the winter backcountry areas of the northern portions of the Fairfield Ranger District.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=31915
Location: UNIT - Fairfield Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Camas. LEGAL - T 2-6 N and R 12-15 E, Boise Meridian Road Corridor from Couch Summit to Fleck Summit and the Upper South Fork Boise River area.
Salt Bowns Vegetation Management Project
CE
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/22/2016
Expected: 11/2016 03/2017 Lyn Snoddy
208-737-3200
lynlsnoddy@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to conduct vegetation management activities to address insect infestations and resulting fuel build-up in the Salt Creek/Bowns Creek and Fleck Summit area
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48305
Location: UNIT - Fairfield Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Camas. LEGAL - Project area includes portions of T3N, R13E; T3N, R14E; T2N, R12E; T2N, R13E; T2N, R14E Project area within Fairfield Ranger District: east of Boardman Creek, west of Little Smokey Creek, south of Fleck Summit, north of North Fork Soldier Creek.
Soldier Mountain Ski Area Storage Building and Mountain Bike Trails
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/29/2016
Expected: 10/2016 10/2016 Steven Frost
208-727-5000
srfrost@fs.fed.us
Description: Soldier Mountain Ski Area proposes to construct a storage and maintenance shop and a mountain bike terrain park at its base facilities. The ski area also proposes to construct up to 8.78 miles of mountain bike trails within the ski area boundary.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49726
Location: UNIT - Fairfield Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Camas. LEGAL - Not Applicable Within the Soldier Mountain Ski Area.
South Fork Boise River Road Relocation
CE
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2016
Expected: 01/2017 09/2017 Mike Dettori
208-764-3214
mdettori@fs.fed.us
Description: Once adequate funding is obtained, the Fairfield Ranger District proposes to relocate up to 1/2 mile of Forest Road 227 (Ketchum-Featherville Road) out of the floodplain where the road has been washed out by large debris flows.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49740
Location: UNIT - Fairfield Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Camas. LEGAL - Not Applicable Approximately 13 miles east of Featherville on Forest Road 227 (Ketchum-Featherville Road).
Sawtooth National Forest, Ketchum Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Eves Gulch - Fox Peak Connector Trail
CE
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Renee Catherin
208-622-0096
rcatherin@fs.fed.us
Description: This project would connect the top of Eve Gulch Tr. 146 to the Osberg Ridgeline Tr. 147 just east of Fox Peak. The proposed singletrack trail would be open to mountain bikes, equestrians and foot traffic only. Closed to all motorized use.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45755
Location: UNIT - Ketchum Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Blaine. LEGAL - T4N, R17E, S6 Project area located northwest of Ketchum, Idaho on ridgeline between top of Eve Gulch Tr. 146/W. Fork Warm Springs to the junction with Osberg Ridgeline Tr. 147 East of Fox Peak.
Greenhorn, Warm Springs, Corral Creek Vault Toilet Replacement and Installation
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/30/2016
Expected: 10/2016 05/2017 Zachary Poff
208-622-0087
zpoff@fs.fed.us
Description: The District plans to replace the existing vault toilet at the Greenhorn Gulch Trailhead with a new SST and ADA-compliant vault toilet, and install two new vault toilets in Warm Springs Creek and Corral Creek drainages to serve the public.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46423
Location: UNIT - Ketchum Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Blaine. LEGAL - Not Applicable Greenhorn Gulch, Warm Springs Creek, and Corral Creek drainages
Pioneer Yurt Summer Use
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/05/2015
Expected: 12/2015 02/2016 Zachary Poff
208-622-0087
zpoff@fs.fed.us
Description: The Ketchum District proposes to amend a special use permit, which would authorize summer use of the Pioneer Yurt in the Hyndman Basin. Sun Valley Trekking seeks to allow access to the yurt & facilities year round for rental parties.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47837
Location: UNIT - Ketchum Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Blaine. LEGAL - Hyndman Basin, (T5N, R19E, S25) The standard access to the Pioneer Yurt is from the Hyndman Creek trailhead on the Ketchum Ranger District.
Sawtooth National Forest, Minidoka Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Cabin-Harry Neil Springs Restoration Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Grazing management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/01/2016
Expected: 11/2016 11/2016 Joshua Edwards
208-677-8296
jledwards@fs.fed.us
Description: Removing water troughs from the Riparian Conservation Areas (RCA's) at Harry Neil Spring and Cabin Springs, fencing the spring sources from livestock and placing troughs away from RCA's.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49508
Location: UNIT - Minidoka Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Box Elder. LEGAL - Not Applicable T14N, R14W, Sections 17, 22, and 27. Salt Lake Meridian.
Cotton Ridge RAWS
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management
- Facility management
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/07/2015
Expected: 01/2017 01/2017 Matt Ginder
208-678-0430
mginder@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed action of the Sawtooth National Forest is to install a Remote Access Weather Station (RAWS) on Cotton Ridge. The RAWS will have an approximate foot print of 15 feet by 15 feet.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48340
Location: UNIT - Minidoka Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Cassia. LEGAL - The legal description of the proposed activity on Cotton Ridge is Boise Meridian, T14S, R19E, section 26. Cotton Ridge of the Cassia Division
Goose Creek Sage-Grouse Habitat Restoration Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/08/2016
Est. Comment Period
09/2017
Expected: 04/2018 06/2018 Scott Soletti
208-677-8292
scottrsoletti@fs.fed.us
Description: The Sawtooth National Forest, Minidoka Ranger District, is proposing approximately 18,488 acres of hand thinning and 13,816 acres of mechanical treatment of juniper to maintain and improve sage-grouse habitat in the Goose Creek area of the Cassia Div
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48752
Location: UNIT - Minidoka Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Cassia. LEGAL - Not Applicable Goose creek watershed in the Cassia Division.
Hadley Small Tracts Act
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Land ownership management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2017
Expected: 09/2017 09/2017 Loren Poppert
208 677 8297
lpoppert@fs.fed.us
Description: Disposal of a one acre isolated parcel acquired in December of 1947 for the use of a sheep corral and gathering area under the Administrative Site Act of March 2, 1925. This isolated one acre parcel is no longer needed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48334
Location: UNIT - Minidoka Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Cassia. LEGAL - Township 13S Range 25E Section 32 Township 13S Range 25E Section 32
Johnson Creek Aquatic Habitat Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2016
Expected: 04/2017 06/2017 Mark Dallon
208-678-0430
mdallon@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed action is to reroute Forest Road 60002 to remain on the east side of Johnson Creek, eliminating the 2 stream crossings.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48699
Location: UNIT - Minidoka Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Box Elder. LEGAL - The proposed activity is located on the north slope of the Raft River Range, 6 miles south of Yost, Utah in Box Elder County at T 14 N, R 15 W, Sections 27, 34. Johnson Creek in the Raft River Division
Magic Mountain Boundary Change
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/26/2016
Expected: 11/2017 11/2017 Loren Poppert
307-548-6541
lpoppert@fs.fed.us
Description: This project involves changing the boundary to include previously used areas that are outside of the official map boundary of the ski area, the boundary change is approximately 2.5 acres and replacement of the existing lift.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48256
Location: UNIT - Minidoka Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Twin Falls. LEGAL - Not Applicable Magic Mountain Ski Area in the Rock Creek Recreational Complex
Minidoka Trail Improvements
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/20/2015
Expected: 01/2017 01/2017 Loren Poppert
307-548-6541
lpoppert@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will remove some one way trails from the designated system in the Cassia, Albion and Sublett Divisions and replace them with trails in these same divisions that create loops and connections.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47221
Location: UNIT - Minidoka Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Cassia, Twin Falls. LEGAL - Boise Meridian, Township 12, 13, 14, 15 S, Range 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 29 E. Cassia, Albion and Sublett Divisions
Pomerelle Ski Area Improvements
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management
- Recreation management
Cancelled N/A N/A Loren Poppert
307-548-6541
lpoppert@fs.fed.us
Description: This project is now canceled and will no longer appear on the SOPA.
Location: UNIT - Minidoka Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Cassia. LEGAL - The legal description of the proposed activity is Boise Meridian, Township 13 South, Range 24 East, Section 10. This includes areas within the Albion Division of the Minidoka Ranger District. Albion Division of the Minidoka Ranger District.
Recreation Residence Improvement Project Thompson Flat Tract #5
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Cancelled N/A N/A Loren Poppert
307-548-6541
lpoppert@fs.fed.us
Description: This project has been canceled. No decision will be issued; therefore, the project will be removed from the SOPA.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42923
Location: UNIT - Minidoka Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Cassia. LEGAL - Township 13 South, Range 24 East, Section 3 Thompson Flat Summer Home Tract #5, Albion Divison, Minidoka Ranger District, Sawtooth National Forest
Sawtooth National Forest, Sawtooth National Recreation Area R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Big Wood Travel Management Plan
EA
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/16/2016
Est. Comment Period
09/2017
Expected: 04/2018 05/2018 Robin Garwood
208-727-5014
rgarwood@fs.fed.us
Description: To provide a system of roads and trails for public access in the Upper Wood River Valley drainage. To manage unacceptable resource impacts due to use and location of roads and trails. To rehabilitate non-system routes that are impacting resources.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49367
Location: UNIT - Sawtooth National Recreation Area. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Blaine. LEGAL - Not Applicable Upper Wood River watershed administered by the Sawtooth National Recreation Area
Champion Fish Screens (2) Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Susan Kranz
208-727-5018
skranz@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to issue a 20 year special use permit for continued use of two fish screens with access across National Forest System lands on a total of 0.50 acres.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46104
Location: UNIT - Sawtooth National Recreation Area. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - NW 1/4, NW 1/4, Sec. 23, T8N, R14E, B.M. The fish screens are located off Valley Road, FS Rd #70194, via Champion Creek Road #70458 through private property to non-system forest roads on National Forest System lands.
Hemingway-Boulders and White Clouds Wilderness Management Plan
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special area management
- Recreation management
- Land management planning
In Progress
Comment Period
11/21/2016
Expected: 02/2018 02/2018 Emily Simpson
(208) 630-3507
emilysimpson@fs.fed.us
Description: Develop Interagency (FS & BLM) Wilderness Management Plan for 2 new Wilderness Areas. Complete Forest Plan Amendment creating a new Management Area (MA) for new Wilderness areas; add direction in the MA, and changes in MPC for the lands affected.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49647
Location: UNIT - Sawtooth National Recreation Area. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Blaine, Custer. LEGAL - Not Applicable Sawtooth National Recreation Area
Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch Road and Trail Access Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Jill Allgood
208-737-3247
jallgood@fs.fed.us
Description: Analyze a special use permit for both road and trail access to the ranch.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44202
Location: UNIT - Sawtooth National Recreation Area. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - Secs. 17 & 20, T9N, R14E, B.M. The project is located on the east side of Highway 75 near Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch, 9 miles south of Stanley, ID.
Meadow Creek Cattle/Horse Allotment analysis
EA
- Grazing management On Hold N/A N/A Robert Garcia
208-774-3014
rmgarcia@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorized continued livestock grazing on the Meadow Creek Allotment.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41097
Location: UNIT - Sawtooth National Recreation Area. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - Not Applicable The 930 acre Meadow Creek allotment is located 2 miles southwest of Stanley Idaho
Redfish Recreation Complex Trail
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/01/2015
Expected: 07/2017 07/2017 Matt Phillips
208-727-5025
mmphillips@fs.fed.us
Description: Develop a 2-mile fully accessible, multi-purpose, non-motorized, public trail from the Redfish entry station to Redfish Lake within the popular Redfish Lake Recreation Complex.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46683
Location: UNIT - Sawtooth National Recreation Area. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - Sections 26 & 35, T10N, R13E, B. M. The proposed trail will exist entirely within the Redfish recreation area complex-from the Redfish entry station (just south of Hwy 75 along the Redfish Lake Road) to the north shore of Redfish Lake.
Stanley Basin, Alpine Way, & Goat Creek Allotments Analysis
EA
- Grazing management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2016
Expected: 10/2017 10/2017 Robert Garcia
406-832-3178
rmgarcia@fs.fed.us
Description: Grazing management analysis to update the Allotment Management Plans for Stanley Basin, Alpine Way, and Goat Creek allotments.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49753
Location: UNIT - Sawtooth National Recreation Area. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - Not Applicable Project area is from Trap Creek to Joe's Gulch, south toward Stanley, and adjacent to the Stanley Ranger Station.
Stanley to Redfish Lake Trail
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/28/2014
Expected: 07/2017 07/2017 Matt Phillips
208-727-5025
mmphillips@fs.fed.us
Description: Develop a multi-purpose, non-motorized public trail between Stanley, Idaho and Redfish Recreation Complex.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43434
Location: UNIT - Sawtooth National Recreation Area. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - Sec. 2,3, T9N, R13E; Sec. 9,15,16,21,22,26,27,34,35, T10N, R13E, B.M. The trail's northern terminus is Stanley City Park. It goes south on a FS trail easement across private land to the Stanley Admin Site on NFS land, then south to connect with existing Redfish trails
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