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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- Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Ashton-Island Park Ranger District
- Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Dubois Ranger District
- Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Montpelier Ranger District
- Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Palisades Ranger District
- Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Soda Springs Ranger District
- Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Teton Basin Ranger District
- Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Westside Ranger District


Caribou-Targhee 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
Caribou-Targhee National Forest Plan Monitoring Transition
CE
- Land management planning Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2016
Actual: 05/16/2016
05/2016 Robert Herzog
208-557-5764
robertdherzog@fs.fed.us
Description: The CTNF has begun a process to transition its forest plans monitoring plans to ensure consistency with the 2012 Final Planning Rule (see: 36 Code of Federal Regulations 219).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49181
Location: UNIT - Caribou-Targhee National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho, Wyoming. COUNTY - Bingham, Blaine, Bonneville, Butte, Caribou, Clark, Franklin, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Madison, Power, Teton. LEGAL - Not Applicable Caribou-Targhee National Forest
Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide) R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Proposed Targhee Revised Forest Plan Amendment
EIS
- Land management planning On Hold N/A N/A Robert Herzog
208-557-5764
robertdherzog@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposes to amend the 1997 Revised Forest Plan for the Targhee portion of the Forest to address direction for "old-growth" and "late-seral" forested vegetation, snags and wildlife habitat for select cavity-nesting species.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=25461
Location: UNIT - Dubois Ranger District, Ashton-Island Park Ranger District, Palisades Ranger District, Teton Basin Ranger District. STATE - Idaho, Wyoming. COUNTY - Bonneville, Butte, Clark, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Madison, Teton, Lincoln, Teton. LEGAL - Not Applicable Targhee portion of the Caribou-Targhee National Forest
Targhee National Forest Lynx Analysis Units
EIS
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
11/20/2015
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
05/2016
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 Robert Herzog
208-557-5763
robertdherzog@fs.fed.us
Description: Utilize existing protocols and data to establish Lynx Analysis Units (LAUs) on the Targhee portion of the Forest. The LAUs and identified lynx habitat will be subject to the Northern Rockies Lynx Management Direction.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40275
Location: UNIT - Dubois Ranger District, Ashton-Island Park Ranger District, Palisades Ranger District, Teton Basin Ranger District. STATE - Idaho, Wyoming. COUNTY - Bonneville, Butte, Clark, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Madison, Teton, Lincoln, Teton. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Targhee Planning Area of the Caribou-Targhee National Forest
Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Ashton-Island Park Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Ashton/Island Park Eight Allotment Range Grazing Analysis
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/25/2015
Est. Comment Period
01/2017
Expected: 07/2017 05/2018 Kyle Moore
208-652-5417
kdmoore@fs.fed.us
Description: Analyze and disclose the effects of livestock grazing activities on the Fogg Butte, Ripley Butte, Bootjack, Grandview, Gerritt Meadows, West Lake, Antelope Park and Fall River Cattle and Horse (C&H) Allotments.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46241
Location: UNIT - Ashton-Island Park Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Fremont. LEGAL - Not Applicable Ashton/Island Park Ranger District
Buffalo TSI
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
02/24/2016
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
07/2016
Expected: 01/2017 07/2017 Elizabeth Davy
208-652-7442
edavy@fs.fed.us
Description: The project would precommercially thin ~3900 acs to reduce/prolong the overall susceptibility to mountain pine beetle attacks & crown fires in previously harvested areas. The project would also provide for a variety of products now & in the future.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48629
Location: UNIT - Ashton-Island Park Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Fremont. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Buffalo TSI area is located on the Caribou-Targhee National Forest - Ashton/Island Park Ranger District.
Cave Falls Road Culvert Replacement
CE
- Facility management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/08/2016
Expected: 05/2016 09/2016 Elizabeth Davy
208-652-1203
edavy@fs.fed.us
Description: There is an immediate need to replace a dilapidated stream crossing structure on the Cave Falls Road (FS Road #582) where a tributary to Wyoming Creek goes under the road. It will be replaced with an open bottom arch.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48907
Location: UNIT - Ashton-Island Park Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Fremont. LEGAL - T.9N., R.46E., Section 5 The project is located 6 miles east of Ashton off of Hwy 47; right onto the Cave Falls Rd approx 15 miles east to where a tributary of Wyoming Crk goes under the road before the Idaho Wyoming border.
Fall River Electric Feeder Line Replacement Project
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/13/2015
Expected: 05/2016 07/2016 Mark Bingman
208-382-7422
mbingman@fs.fed.us
Description: Fall River Electric under their existing special use permit will replace a buried power line that provides electricity to several telecommunication and long-range radar facilities at the summit of Sawtell Peak. Total length - 3.5 miles over 9 years
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47952
Location: UNIT - Ashton-Island Park Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Fremont. LEGAL - Not Applicable A linear tract ROW that extends from a starting point in T15N, R43E, Sec 33 NENW, passing in a linear path through T15N, R43E, Secs 31 & 32 & T14N, R43E, Sec 6 & terminating at T14N, R42E, Sec 1 SESE.
Henry's Lake Flat Driveway
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/08/2016
Expected: 05/2016 07/2016 Elizabeth Davy
208-652-1203
edavy@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct 1/8 mile of new driveway on NFS land to access private property. Obliterate existing 1/4 mi two track; install drainage structures; fence entire road; & install gate(s) to prevent public access. Authorize the driveway through a permit.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48908
Location: UNIT - Ashton-Island Park Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Fremont. LEGAL - T.16N., R.42E. NE 1/4 of Section 1 The project is located west of Henry's Lake in Island Park, off of Road #55 - Henry's Lake
Island Park Land Acquisition
CE
- Land ownership management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/15/2016
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 Elizabeth Davy
208-652-1203
edavy@fs.fed.us
Description: Purchase two parcels of land and a conservation easement within the Caribou-Targhee National Forest proclaimed boundary from willing sellers. Funds from the Land and Water Conservation Fund will be used to purchase the properties.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48778
Location: UNIT - Ashton-Island Park Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Fremont. LEGAL - Not Applicable The 2 land purchases are located in the vicinity of Duck Crk & Moose Crk. The conservation easement is located at the headwaters of Tom's Creek. All are located within the Forest Proclaimed Boundary.
Island Park Office Conveyance
CE
- Facility management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/03/2012
Expected: 07/2016 12/2016 Steve Jenkins
208-557-5792
sljenkins@fs.fed.us
Description: Dispose of the Island Park office with approximately 2 acrs of land as outlined in the Facilities Realignment and Enhancement Act of 2005. Also dispose of all housing, associated garages, outbuildings, and an abandoned sewage lagoon.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41250
Location: UNIT - Ashton-Island Park Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Fremont. LEGAL - T.13N., R.43E., SW 1/4 of Section 27; Boise Meridian - approximately 2 acres Project is located at 3726 Highway 20 near Pond's Lodge in Island Park, ID
Seasonal Closure of Forest Service Road #423
CE
- Regulations, Directives, Orders In Progress
Scoping Start
03/08/2016
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 Elizabeth Davy
208-652-1203
edavy@fs.fed.us
Description: Seasonally close Forest Service Rd 423 from the junction of Rd 059 to the junction of Rd 482. Road 423 would be closed June 1 to Sept 30 by installing a gate at each end to comply with DEQ regulations to maintain 300 ft from active sewer spray fields
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48910
Location: UNIT - Ashton-Island Park Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Fremont. LEGAL - T.14N., R.44E. Section 30 Forest Service Road #423 is located approximately 0.36 miles east of Forest Service Road #338 (Lagoon Access). Road #338 leads to the Macks Inn Sewer Lagoon.
Trumpeter Swan Habitat Improvement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
01/12/2015
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 Sabrina Derusseau
208-374-5422
snderusseau@fs.fed.us
Description: Place water control structures at the non-functioning earthen dams of Railroad Pond and Thompson Hole to restore these sites for Trumpeter Swan breeding and restore pond and lake wetland habitat for other species.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45931
Location: UNIT - Ashton-Island Park Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Fremont. LEGAL - Not Applicable Project activities would occur at Railroad Pond and Thompson Hole
Warm River Platform
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/08/2016
Expected: 05/2016 08/2016 Curtis Neppl
208-652-1201
cjneppl@fs.fed.us
Description: Replace existing handicap accessible fishing platform with a similar platform to improve recreation user accessibility, fishing access, and protection of the riparian resources along Warm River.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48911
Location: UNIT - Ashton-Island Park Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Fremont. LEGAL - T.9N., R. 44E. Section 7 The Warm River Platform is located approx. 9 miles east of Ashton on Highway 47, turning right onto the Fish Creek Rd #082 travelling approx. 0.35 miles on your left before you cross the bridge.
Yale Creek Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Fuels management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2016
Expected: 04/2017 08/2017 Jonathan White
208-652-1202
jonathanwhite02@fs.fed.us
Description: The 2,989 acre Yale Creek Fuels Reduction Project proposes to reduce the risk of wildland fire and create a sustainable fire community within both the Yale Creek and Old West Ranches subdivisions.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48761
Location: UNIT - Ashton-Island Park Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Fremont. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Yale Creek Project is located in Fremont County, ID. It surrounds the Yale Creek and Old West Ranches subdivisions and the Blue Creek Road.
Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Dubois Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Eastside Trailhead Improvements
CE
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
On Hold N/A N/A Jeffrey Liday
208-374-5422 ext. 119
jliday@fs.fed.us
Description: Relocate trailheads or perform heavy maintenance at the Bear Gulch, Coal Mine, Pete Creek & Trail Creek trailheads to improve safety and reduce erosion/ sediment loading to streams. Expand surface area and add barriers if needed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35744
Location: UNIT - Dubois Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clark. LEGAL - 019 – Bear Gulch T14N R3W S4NWCorner, 023- Coal Mine T14N R3W S24NWCorner, 010- Pete Creek T14N R4W S23SE Corner, and 029- Trail Creek T14N R3W S4SE corner. Trailheads at the end of forest service roads 019- Bear Gulch, 023- Coal Mine, 010- Pete Creek, and 029- Trail Creek
Idaho Power SUP Reissuance
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/15/2014
Expected: 04/2016 08/2016 Bill Davis
208-652-5428
bdavis@fs.fed.us
Description: Renewal of their existing electrical transmission line special use permit that includes replacing exciting poles, routine maintenance on the existing utility access road and corridor clearing to 50-feet each side of centerline.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44072
Location: UNIT - Dubois Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clark. LEGAL - Not Applicable Located along I-15 beginning 8 mi. south of Monida Pass and ending 2 mi. north of Spencer, Idaho
Kelly Canyon-Indian Creek Grazing Analysis
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period
04/24/2015
Expected: 04/2017 05/2017 Scott McCoy
208-374-5442
comments-intermtn-caribou-targhee-dubois@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of this analysis is to reauthorize livestock grazing and to ensure management is conducted in a manner that maintains and/or moves the natural resources of the project area toward desired conditions and Revised Forest Plan objectives
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46821
Location: UNIT - Dubois Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clark, Lemhi. LEGAL - Not Applicable The allotments are located on National Forest System lands in the Middle Creek and Crooked Creek areas west-northwest of Dubois, Idaho
West Birch Creek Conifer Encroachment Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
12/29/2015
Expected: 04/2016 07/2016 Jonathan White
208-652-1202
jonathanwhite02@fs.fed.us
Description: Purpose of this project is to remove conifers that are encroaching upon Greater Sage-Grouse habitat. The proposed action is to cut the encroaching conifers with chain saws and/or masticate, chip, pile and burn or make available to the public
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47130
Location: UNIT - Dubois Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - Sections 34-36 of Township 12 N., Range 27 E.: Sections 1, 12, and 13 of Township 11 N., Range3 27 E.;and Sections 7,16-18,20-22,26-28, and 34 Township 11 N., Range 28 E. This project is located near the Charcoal Kilns area about 30 miles north of the intersection of Highway 28 and Hwy 22 and about 5 miles west of Hwy 28 on the Caribou-Targhee NF in Idaho.
Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Montpelier Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Montpelier Aspen Retention Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
08/25/2015
Expected: 10/2016 05/2017 Devon Green
208-547-1116
dhgreen@fs.fed.us
Description: A variety of low impact vegetation treatments (such as hand thinning) designed to remove sub-dominate conifers in existing aspen stands. Goal is to improve aspen stands by stimulating regeneration and subsequently improve wildlife habitat.
Location: UNIT - Montpelier Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bear Lake, Caribou. LEGAL - Not Applicable Montpelier Ranger District
Paris Creek Stream Restoration
CE
- Watershed management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/01/2014
Expected: 05/2016 07/2016 Kara Green
208-547-1110
klgreen@fs.fed.us
Description: Restore .5 mile(s) of Paris Creek by increasing woody riparian shrub cover, stabilizing eroding stream banks, and rebuilding pool habitat for fish and aquatic species.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45886
Location: UNIT - Montpelier Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bear Lake. LEGAL - T14S R42E Section 13 The half mile reach of Paris Creek downstream of the Paris Spring Campground.
Telegraph Hollow WUI
EA
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
On Hold N/A N/A Dennis Duehren
208-847-0375
dduehren@fs.fed.us
Description: Reduce understory tree and brush densisites to change stand age, composition and structure to mimic historic fire regimes and improve wildlife habitat. Masticator would be used and slash piled/burned. No commercial harvest or road construction.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=30071
Location: UNIT - Montpelier Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bear Lake. LEGAL - Township 14S Range 42E Sections 13,24 15 miles Southwest of Montpelier, Idaho in Bloomington Canyon
Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Palisades Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Burns Canyon Resource Protection Fence
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
06/28/2013
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 Greg Hanson
208-542-5808
gehanson@fs.fed.us
Description: Build approximately 400 yards of fence across the Ranger Trail to protect sensitive plant populations in the Burns Canyon Allotment. Fences will be barbed wire located entirely in the uplands. The permittee will be responsible for maintenance.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41747
Location: UNIT - Palisades Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonneville. LEGAL - T3N R42E Section 12 West 1/2, Southwest 1/4 Boise Meridian Big Holes Subsection - Northeast of Snake River between Burns and Blacks Canyons
Camp Little Lemhi Parking Lot
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2015
Expected: 11/2015 06/2016 Michael Thom
208-542-5812
mthom@fs.fed.us
Description: The Boy Scouts of America, permitted by the US Forest Service, propose to grade and gravel an existing log landing for use as a parking lot.
Location: UNIT - Palisades Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonneville. LEGAL - NE1/4, NE1/4, Sec 1, T1S, R44E Located within Camp Little Lemhi permitted area four miles northwest of Palisades Reservoir Dam.
Flatiron Aspen Improvement Project
CE
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
On Hold N/A N/A Spencer Johnston
208-523-1412
sdjohnston@fs.fed.us
Description: Use prescribed fire to treat 1533 acres to improve the declining aspen population and decadent brush species to create a diversity of age classes for wildlife and critical summer range for big game species as well as for public safety.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35468
Location: UNIT - Palisades Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonneville. Unit- Palisades Ranger District. State- Idaho. County-Bonneville. Legal- Township 1N, Range 44E, Sections 19, 20, 28-30. The project area is located 5 miles south of Swan Valley, Idaho.
RAINEY CREEK HABITAT IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
07/15/2015
Expected: 05/2016 07/2016 Deborah Flowers
208-354-6630
dmflowers@fs.fed.us
Description: Conduct prescribed burning to improve mule deer and elk winter range by increasing the shrub, grass, forb components and apsen. Rainey Creek stream bank stabilization will occur by reshaping the bank and mimicking naturally occurring log jams.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48485
Location: UNIT - Palisades Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonneville. LEGAL - Not Applicable Swan Valley, Idaho
Rainey Creek Vegetation Restoration Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
On Hold N/A N/A Deborah Flowers
208-354-6630
dmflowers@fs.fed.us
Description: Use prescribed fire and mechanical thinning to improve the vegetative/brush diversity and resilience within juniper and mountain mahogany. Reduce hazardous fuels adjacent to private property and along the Rainey Creek road for public safety.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42907
Location: UNIT - Palisades Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonneville. LEGAL - Not Applicable Township: 2N Range: 44E Sections: 14, 15, 20 - 29 This project is located 2 miles east of Swan Valley.
Sheep Creek Emergency Escape Route
CE
- Special use management
- Road management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2016
Expected: 11/2016 07/2017 Spencer Johnston
208-523-1412
sdjohnston@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of this project is to create an emergency escape route on National Forest System (NFS) lands from Salisbury Estates located on private property to the loop road within the Sheep Creek Summer Homes under special use permit with the Forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48480
Location: UNIT - Palisades Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonneville. LEGAL - Not Applicable Project is located in Sheep Creek on NFS lands bordering private property (Salisbury Estates). Project is located outside of Irwin, Idaho.
Snake River Allotment Corral and Fence Changes
EA
- Land ownership management
- Grazing management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2016
Expected: 09/2016 10/2016 Greg Hanson
208-542-5808
gehanson@fs.fed.us
Description: Build a corral on the Flat Iron Unit of the Snake River Cattle Allotment, move one fence line to a better location and add a new fence to keep cattle off of BLM land adjacent to the allotment.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49114
Location: UNIT - Palisades Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonneville. LEGAL - T 1N R 42 E Sec12 &13 T1N R 43E Sec 19 The coral and fences will be along the Snake River Road near Indian Creek and Squaw Creek.
Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Soda Springs Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Dairy Syncline Phosphate Mine
EIS
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
04/13/2010
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
01/2017
Expected: 01/2018 06/2018 Devon Green
208-259-3361
dhgreen@fs.fed.us
Description: Analyze a proposed new phosphate mine plan and associated projects and infrastructure on existing lease I-28115 and I-0258, encompassing approximately 1,672 acres on lease and approximately 1058 acres off lease. Considers land exchange proposal.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=27958
Location: UNIT - Soda Springs Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bear Lake, Caribou. LEGAL - Portions of T9S, R44E Sections 6, 7, 16-21, 28, 29, 32, 33 East flank of the Aspen Range, approximately 12 miles east of Soda Springs, Idaho.
East Smoky Panel Mine EIS
EIS
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
04/03/2015
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
11/2017
Expected: 12/2017 06/2018 Devon Green
208-259-3361
dhgreen@fs.fed.us
Description: Analyse a proposed phosphate mine expansion plan and associated projects and infrastructure at the existing J.R. Simplot Company's Smoky Canyon Mine on leases I-26843, I-012890, and I-015259. 710 acres of disturbance on lease, 164 off.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44748
Location: UNIT - Soda Springs Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Caribou. LEGAL - T08S R46E Sections 19, 20, 29, 30, 31, and 32, Boise Meridian The East Smoky Panel of J.R. Simplot's Smoky Canyon Mine is located approximately ten air miles South West of Afton, Wyoming.
Freeman Ridge/Husky 2 Exploration Plan
EA
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A Matthew Wilson
208-478-6352
mmwilson@fs.fed.us
Description: Exploration Drilling of 967 holes to gather information about phosphate reserves on portions of two Federal Phosphate Leases and three off lease areas. Overall disturbance is 168.0 acres.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42793
Location: UNIT - Soda Springs Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Caribou. LEGAL - Not Applicable Approximately 20 miles north East of Soda Springs, Idaho on portions of Federal Phosphate Leases I-08194 (Freeman Ridge) and I-07942 (Husky Unit 2), as well as off-lease areas near these leases
Husky 1 - North Dry Ridge Mine
EIS
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A Devon Green
208-259-3361
dhgreen@fs.fed.us
Description: Nu-West Industries, Inc., submitted a Mine and Reclamation Plan (MRP) which proposes new open-pit phosphate mining operations on federal leases I-05549, I-8289, I-04 and some adjacent private lands. It also proposes lease mods. and several S.U.A.s.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37878
Location: UNIT - Soda Springs Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Caribou. LEGAL - T. 7 S., R. 44 E., Sections: 16, 17, 20, 21, 28, 33 & 34. T. 8 S., R. 44 E., Sections: 3, 4, 10, 11, 14, 15, 23, 24 & 25. T. 8 S., R. 45 E., Sections: 30, 31 & 32 Proposed mining operations would be located in Caribou County, ID; approximately 15 miles Northeast of Soda Springs, ID.
Rasmussen Valley Mine
EIS
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
09/18/2015
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
03/2016
Expected: 11/2016 12/2016 Devon Green
208-259-3361
dhgreen@fs.fed.us
Description: Nu-West Industries, Inc., submitted a Mine and Reclamation Plan (MRP) which proposes new open-pit phophate mining operations on federal leases I-05975, and some adjacent private lands. It also proposes lease modification and several Special Use Auth
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37876
Location: UNIT - Soda Springs Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Caribou. LEGAL - T. 7 S., R. 44 E., Sections: 4, 5, 6, 8, & 9. T. 6 S., R. 43 E., Sections: 26, 34, 35, & 36. T. 7 S., R. 43 E., Sections: 1 Proposed mining operations would be located in Caribou County, ID; approximately 18 miles Northeast of Soda Springs, ID.
Soda Springs Aspen Retention Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
08/25/2015
Expected: 10/2016 05/2017 Devon Green
208-547-1116
dhgreen@fs.fed.us
Description: A variety of low impact vegetation treatments (such as hand thinning) designed to remove sub-dominate conifers in existing aspen stands. Goal is to improve aspen stands by stimulating regeneration and subsequently improve wildlife habitat.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43254
Location: UNIT - Soda Springs Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bear Lake, Bonneville, Caribou. LEGAL - Not Applicable Soda Springs Ranger District
South Soda Sheep Allotments
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period
02/02/2016
Expected: 09/2016 06/2017 Kevin Parker
208-678-0430
kparker@fs.fed.us
Description: Livestock grazing and permit re-administration for multiple allotments on the Soda Springs Ranger District.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43251
Location: UNIT - Soda Springs Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Caribou. LEGAL - R45E, T7S/T8S, multiple sections. NE of Soda Springs and South of Highway 34 on the Webster Mountain Range.
Tincup Creek Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/17/2016
Expected: 02/2017 07/2017 Lee Mabey
208-557-5784
lmabey@fs.fed.us
Description: To restore connectivity of Tincup Creek to the floodplain, enable return of willows, encourage beaver colonization, stabilize vertical eroding banks at meanders, improve habitat for 3 sensitive species, and to improve grazing and riparian conditions.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48248
Location: UNIT - Soda Springs Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Caribou. LEGAL - T.5.S.,R.44.E.,Sections 14, 15, 22, and 23. Project is located between the Tincup Highway and the North Fork Tincup Bridge along the Bridge Creek Road #117, 11 miles East of Freedom, WY.
Winschell Dugway Motorized Trail Project
EIS
- Recreation management In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
02/17/2016
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
07/2016
Expected: 01/2017 07/2017 Jessica Taylor
208-557-5837
jessicartaylor@fs.fed.us
Description: This project would establish a motorized ATV route from Morgan Meadows to Caribou City. The project would include:construction of approximately 2.2 miles of new trail; 4.85 miles of trail reconstruction; and the installation of 4 ATV bridges
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48732
Location: UNIT - Soda Springs Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonneville. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project area is located on Caribou Mountain east of Gray's Lake Wildlife Refuge and approximately 45 miles northeast of Soda Springs, Idaho.
Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Teton Basin Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Nelson Spring-Pinnacle Road Trail Extension Project
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Comment Period
03/28/2015
Expected: 06/2016 06/2016 Scott Bossell
208-354-6619
sbossell@fs.fed.us
Description: Connect Forest ATV trail 051 with Forest Road 912 by constructing 1/4 mile of trail to provide summer and designated winter public access. Convert Forest road 912 to trail 051 due to loss of public access off private property.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46592
Location: UNIT - Teton Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Teton. LEGAL - 46.67534 111.04399 South of Darby Creek east of Driggs, Idaho.
Southern Valley Recreation Project
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/20/2016
Est. Comment Period
04/2016
Expected: 10/2016 06/2017 Joseph McFarlane
801-342-5247
jmcfarlane@fs.fed.us
Description: The project proposes to add eight new trail segments, construct a bridge across Trail Creek. Develop a trailhead at Mike Harris, approve winter routes for grooming and expand Mike Harris Campground. Collaborative project with city of Victor Idaho.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49317
Location: UNIT - Teton Basin Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Teton. LEGAL - Not Applicable South of Victor Idaho and along highway 33 and 22.
Teton Canyon Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Fuels management In Progress
Comment Period
08/06/2014
Expected: 01/2017 04/2017 Deborah Flowers
208-354-6630
dmflowers@fs.fed.us
Description: Reduce hazardous fuels adjacent to private property, the town of Alta, the Alta municipal water supply, the Treasure Mountain Boy Scout Camp, Teton and Reunion Flats Campgrounds. Improve access along Teton Canyon Road for public safety.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44176
Location: UNIT - Teton Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Teton. LEGAL - T5N, R117W, Secs. 17-20, 29, 30; T5N, R118W, Secs. 13-15, 21-28. This project is located 1.5 miles east of Alta within Teton Canyon.
Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Westside Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bird Canyon Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Fuels management On Hold N/A N/A Arik Jorgensen
208-236-7540
ajorgensen@fs.fed.us
Description: To modify and improve vegetation conditions to increase the probability of success for managing wildfires adjacent to private homes and improvements. Therefore, we will create strategic fuel breaks and promote aspen, to limit fire spread.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37533
Location: UNIT - Westside Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bannock. LEGAL - T9S R38E, Sections:5-8; T8S R38E, Sections:29-32; T8S R37E Sections: 24-26 Approximately 4 miles north of Lava Hot Springs, ID
Deep Creek Watershed Improvement Project
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2015
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 Brad Higginson
208-557-5786
bhigginson@fs.fed.us
Description: The Westside Ranger District is proposing to remove Russian olive and saltcedar trees on approximately 15 acres along Deep Creek and to stabilize streambanks along roughly 2 miles of Deep Creek to improve watershed quality and wildlife habitat.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48387
Location: UNIT - Westside Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Oneida. LEGAL - T15S, R32E, Sec. 13,14,23,24 and 26 B.B&M Upstream (north) of Stone Reservoir; Oneida County, 5 miles north of Stone, ID; ~20 miles west of Malad, ID; 6 miles south of Holbrook, ID.
Deep Creek Watershed Improvement Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period
02/28/2014
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 Brad Higginson
208-557-5786
bhigginson@fs.fed.us
Description: Improve riparian habitat by removing Russian olive and salt cedar along ~2 miles of Deep Creek above Stone Reservoir; stabilize eroding streambanks to improve watershed conditions.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41090
Location: UNIT - Westside Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Oneida. LEGAL - T15S; R32E; Sections 13, 23, 24, & 26 Along Deep Creek, upstream of Stone Reservoir on the Curlew National Grassland
Sheep Creek Sage-grouse Habitat Improvement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2016
Expected: 06/2016 09/2016 Arik Jorgensen
208-236-7540
ajorgensen@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of the project is to improve sage-grouse habitat on the CNG. The project includes hand and mechanical juniper removal and thinning, creation of a fuel break and small mosaic openings in sagebrush to promote age-class diversity.
Location: UNIT - Westside Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Oneida. LEGAL - T14S,R33E,Sec3 BBM Project is located on the Curlew National Grassland ~10 miles NNE of Holbrook, ID and ~18 miles west of Malad, ID.
Toponce Habitat Restoration Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
On Hold N/A N/A Arik Jorgensen
208-236-7540
ajorgensen@fs.fed.us
Description: This project would treat a mountain brush community (mountain big sage, bitterbrush, snowberry) using fire to diversify the age structure and improve conditions for wildlife as well as reduce fuel loading.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43319
Location: UNIT - Westside Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Caribou. LEGAL - T.6 S, R.38 E, Sec 18,19, 29-32; T.7 S, R.38 E, Sec 4 & 4 BM Project is located on the east side of the Toponce Basin, which is on the Lower Portneuf Range west of Bancroft, ID.
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