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):
- R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Regionwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Region)
- R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
- Colville National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Colville National Forest, Kettle Falls Ranger District
- Colville National Forest, Newport Ranger District
- Colville National Forest, Republic Ranger District
- Colville National Forest, Sullivan Lake Ranger District
- Colville National Forest, Three Rivers Ranger District


R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Regionwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Region)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Regional Aquatic Restoration Project
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/11/2017
Est. Comment Period
06/2018
Expected: 04/2019 05/2019 James Capurso
503-808-2847
jcapurso@fs.fed.us
Description: The USFS is proposing a suite of aquatic restoration activities for Region 6 to address ongoing needs, all of which have completed consultation, including activities such as fish passage restoration, wood placement, and other restoration activities.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53001
Location: UNIT - R6 - Pacific Northwest Region All Units. STATE - Oregon, Washington. COUNTY - Baker, Benton, Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Coos, Crook, Curry, Deschutes, Douglas, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Hood River, Jackson, Jefferson, Josephine, Klamath, Lake, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Malheur, Marion, Morrow, Multnomah, Polk, Sherman, Tillamook, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wasco, Washington, Wheeler, Yamhill, Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Clallam, Clark, Columbia, Cowlitz, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lewis, Lincoln, Mason, Okanogan, Pacific, Pend Oreille, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Skamania, Snohomish, Spokane, Stevens, Thurston, Wahkiakum, Walla Walla, Whatcom, Whitman, Yakima. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project will span all national forests in Region 6.
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail Comprehensive Plan
EA
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2017
Expected: 06/2020 07/2020 Rebecca Riegle
989-724-9381
rriegle@fs.fed.us
Description: The Comprehensive Plan will develop administrative and management goals, objectives and practices for public lands in Forest Service Regions 1 and Regions 6.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52259
Location: UNIT - Mt Baker Ranger District, Olympic National Forest All Units, Methow Valley Ranger District, Tonasket Ranger District, Republic Ranger District, Sullivan Lake Ranger District, Three Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam, Ferry, Island, Jefferson, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Skagit, Stevens, Whatcom. LEGAL - Not Applicable The trail begins at the Continental Divide in Glacier National Park and travels 1,200 miles through 7 National Forests, 3 National Parks, BLM, state, tribal, municipal and private lands in MT, ID, WA.
Colville National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest) R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Colville National Forest Plan Revision
EIS

   *UPDATED*
- Land management planning In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
02/19/2016
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
01/2018
Expected: 04/2018 04/2018 Amy Dillon
509-684-7211
adillon@fs.fed.us
Description: The Land and Resource Management Plan for the Colville National Forest is being revised as required by the National Forest management Act. The focus is to update parts of the plan no longer current and requiring change.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45826
Location: UNIT - Colville National Forest All Units. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Ferry, Pend Oreille, Stevens. LEGAL - Not Applicable Colville National Forest
Forestwide Programmatic for Road Related Restoration
CE
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
On Hold N/A N/A Karen Honeycutt
509-684-7224
khoneycutt@fs.fed.us
Description: The Colville National Forest proposes to replace or remove culverts, reshape abandoned road grades to the surrounding contours, and stormproof roads on public lands within the boundary of the Colville National Forest.
Location: UNIT - Colville National Forest All Units. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Ferry, Pend Oreille, Stevens. LEGAL - Not Applicable Forest wide there are 680 identified road crossings (144 on abandoned roads, 396 on closed roads, 140 on open roads included in this project.
Colville National Forest, Kettle Falls Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Orient Watershed Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/17/2016
Est. Comment Period
02/2018
Expected: 08/2018 11/2018 Christy Merritt
509-738-7737
christymerritt@fs.fed.us
Description: This project proposes commercial and non-commercial vegetation treatments , and prescribed burning around the community of Orient in the wildland-urban interface.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50647
Location: UNIT - Kettle Falls Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Ferry. LEGAL - T39N, R35E, Sections 2-4, 8-17, and 22-24. T39N, R36E, Sections 7-10, 15-22, and 27-30. The project is located west of the town of Orient, in Ferry County, WA, in the East Deer Creek watershed.
Colville National Forest, Newport Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Boulder Park Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2017
Expected: 10/2018 05/2019 Katharine Napier
509-447-7375
knapier@fs.fed.us
Description: The focus of this proposed project is to manipulate forest vegetation to more closely resemble the desired future conditions, while attaining some specific Forest Management Objectives and related improvement projects.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52276
Location: UNIT - Newport Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - Not Applicable Township 34 Range 42
Box Canyon Erosion Control
EA
- Watershed management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2017
Expected: 06/2018 06/2019 Kate Day
509-684-7230
kateday@fs.fed.us
Description: Bank stabilization treatment on four sites on Box Canyon Reservoir of the Pend Oreille River.
Location: UNIT - Newport Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - T 34N R. 43E Secs. 5 and 33, T. 36N R. 43E Secs. 15 and 22, and T. 37N R. 43E Sec. 33. Sites are located on the east bank of Box Canyon Reservoir off the Leclerc Road between Newport and Ione, WA.
Iron Mountain Claims #2 and #3 Plan of Operations
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology Cancelled N/A N/A Karen Nooney
(509) 684-7189
knooney@fs.fed.us
Description: Plan of operation for development of Iron Mountain #2 and #3 mining claims.
Location: UNIT - Newport Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - T32N, R45E, Sec. 5 & 8 West of Bead Lake and adjacent to Iron Mountain Quarry (private)
Limestone/Silver Insect health and disease CE
CE
- Forest products In Progress
Scoping Start
10/02/2016
Expected: 08/2017 06/2018 Michelle Paduani
509-447-7361
michellelpaduani@fs.fed.us
Description: Treat 3,000 acres to reduce the risk of insect and disease in Northeastern WA.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49502
Location: UNIT - Newport Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille, Stevens. LEGAL - Not Applicable The analysis area is within the Flume Creek, Pewee Creek, Pend Oreille River, Cedar Creek, and North Fork Deep Creek subwatersheds. Primary access is via Highway 31, NFS2975, NFS4730, and NFS475
Lorelei Diamond Ranch FLPMA Road Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/16/2014
Expected: 11/2017 12/2017 Karen Nooney
509-684-7189
knooney@fs.fed.us
Description: Applicant has purchased property and asked to re-construct a 600 foot long by 15 foot wide, low standard road to access the east side of their parcel to manage timber. Their parcel is bisected by a large pond thatprevents roaded access east of pond.
Location: UNIT - Newport Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - SW1/4SW1/4 sec. 19, T.32N., R.44E., W.M. Off Forest Road 1914 in Management Area 8
Lousen Amateur Radio North Baldy
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2014
Expected: 12/2017 04/2018 Karen Nooney
509-684-7000
knooney@fs.fed.us
Description: To locate an amateur radio facility at North Baldy including a small equipment cabinet, solar panel, mast support and antennas.
Location: UNIT - Newport Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - T35N, R45E, SE 1/4 Sec. 7 North Baldy Mountain
Pend Oreille PUD #1 Permit Amendment to add Fiber Optic Cable
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Karen Nooney
509-684-7184
knooney@fs.fed.us
Description: Amendment of an existing special use permit to authorize installation, use and maintenance of fiber optic cable.
Location: UNIT - Newport Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - NE1/4 Sec 13, T31N-R45E; Sec 21, T32N-R45E; E1/2SE1/4 Sec 17, T32N-R45E; Sec 9, T32N-R45E; & NW1/4SW1/4 Sec 10, T32N-R45E Several sections across the Newport Ranger District
Schacher Road Easement
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Cancelled N/A N/A Karen Nooney
509-684-7000
knooney@fs.fed.us
Description: Permanent easement over National Forest System Roads to access private property.
Location: UNIT - Newport Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - SW 1/4 Section 9, T32N, R45E Forest Roads 3200132 and 3200145
White Raven Mineral Exploration
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology Cancelled N/A N/A Karen Nooney
509.684.7189
knooney@fs.fed.us
Description: Claimant has submitted a Plan of Operations to take mineral samples for assay. Claimant will take core samples from dried pond to determine whether evidence of rare earth elements are present.
Location: UNIT - Newport Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - Portions of SE1/4 Sec. 1, T32N, R44E; SW1/4 Sec. 6, T32N, R45E, WM in Pend Oreille County Access to the claims are off Forest Road 190007
Colville National Forest, Republic Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
10 Mile Campground Parking Area Resurfacing
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management Analysis Completed Expected: 11/2017
Actual: 11/20/2017
11/2017 Douglas Bladek
509-684-7239
dbladek@fs.fed.us
Description: Resurface parking lot, pull culvert.
Location: UNIT - Republic Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Ferry. LEGAL - T35N R33E, Section 31 Republic Ranger District near the intersection of 10 Mile Creek and the Sanpoil River
Adamera Minerals: Empire Creek Project Exploratory Drilling
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology Cancelled N/A N/A Karen Nooney
(509) 684-7189
knooney@fs.fed.us
Description: Adamera Minerals proposes to conduct mineral exploration by drilling and trenching to define the length and extent of mineral deposits in the Empire Lake area. Up to 10 drill sites, and 6 trenches will be excavated.
Location: UNIT - Republic Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Ferry. LEGAL - Sections 12 and 13, T38N, R32E; Section 7 T38N, R33E, WM in Ferry County Project is located to the east and southeast of the Empire Lake Recreation Area in Ferry County.
Adamera Minerals: Oversight Project Exploratory drilling
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology Cancelled N/A N/A Karen Nooney
559-877-2218 ext. 3197
knooney@fs.fed.us
Description: Adamera Minerals proposes to conduct exploratory drilling and trenching on unpatented mining claims located near the Kettle River Mill operated by Kinross Gold Corp. Testing will aid determining the nature and extent of gold and silver deposits.
Location: UNIT - Republic Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Ferry. LEGAL - Section 18, Township 37 North, Range 34 East, Willamette Meridian in Ferry County Location is on and around Cooke Mtn. where exploratory activities have occurred in the past by Echo Bay Minerals, etc. Access to claims on National Forest via Palmer Trail Road, and Belcher Mine Rd.
Echo Bay Minerals Radio Repeater
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/29/2016
Expected: 10/2017 11/2017 Karen Nooney
509-684-7189
knooney@fs.fed.us
Description: Echo Bay Minerals has proposed installing a portable repeater tripod on Cooke Mtn. to transmit water quality data from the Key Pit Mine treatment ponds to the Key Project Mill. The repeater has a footprint of 100 sq. ft., and is solar powered.
Location: UNIT - Republic Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Ferry. LEGAL - NE1/4NW1/4 Section 18, T. 37 N., R. 34 E., W.M., in Ferry County Proposed use is on National Forest System lands. See above legal description.
Ferry County PUD #1 Power line Maintenance Trail - San Poil Section
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/29/2016
Expected: 10/2017 11/2017 Karen Nooney
559-877-2218 ext. 3197
knooney@fs.fed.us
Description: Ferry County PUD #1 proposes to construct a motorized access trail within the San Poil Power line ROW authorized under permit. The trail access would improve service reliability, maintenance, worker safety, veg. management, and fire suppression.
Location: UNIT - Republic Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Ferry. LEGAL - E1/2E1/2 sections 24 and 36, T.35N., R.32E., W.M., in Ferry County Located to the east and west of Highway 21 in Ferry County. Project is located between the 10 Mile Creek Campground and the northern border of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation.
Fire Mountain Proposed Research Natural Area
EA
- Special area management On Hold N/A N/A Kathleen Ahlenslager
509-684-7178
kahlenslager@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed action is to establish Fire Mountain RNA. Vegetation includes Douglas-fir/pinegrass community, ponderosa pine/pinegrass community, and subalpine fir/huckleberry community snowberry phase. Establish the RNA
Location: UNIT - Republic Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Ferry. LEGAL - T35N R34E Sections 28-33 Upper Hall Creek, Thirteenmile Creek-Sanpoil River, and Seventeenmile Creek
Halls Pond Proposed Research Natural Area
EA
- Special area management On Hold N/A N/A Kathleen Ahlenslager
509-684-7178
kahlenslager@fs.fed.us
Description: Hall Ponds Proposed RNA was recommended to replace Thirteenmile Ponds Proposed RNA, which was proposed in the 1988 CNF Forest Plan, but later determined that it didn%u2019t meet RNA criteria. _
Location: UNIT - Republic Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Ferry. LEGAL - T35N R34E Sections 15-16, 21-22 Included in watersheds: Upper Hall Creek and Ninemile Creek
Sanpoil
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/09/2016
Est. Comment Period
05/2018
Expected: 10/2018 01/2019 Christy Merritt
509-738-7737
christymerritt@fs.fed.us
Description: The project promotes forest health, improves or maintains water quality, and provides forest products to the local economy by thinning, prescribed burning, and roadside treatments of key ingress and egress routes.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50741
Location: UNIT - Republic Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Ferry. LEGAL - T36N R33E sec. 17, 20-21, 25-29, 32-36; T36N R34E sec. 27-30, 31-35; T35N R34E sec. 4-9, 16-21, 28-35; T35N R33E sec. 1-36; T35N R32E sec. 25, 36 The project lies north of the Colville Indian Reservation, south of the town of Republic, and the Sherman Scenic Byway runs east west along the northern edge of the project area.
Stickpin Fire Reforestation
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
Analysis Completed Expected: 10/2017
Actual: 09/18/2017
07/2018 James Pass
509-738-7756
jpass@fs.fed.us
Description: Colville NF is proposing to manage fuels and reforest 665 acres that burned during the Stickpin Fire in 2015. The fire killed all of the trees within the proposed units, and fuels management and planting would help restore the forest.
Location: UNIT - Republic Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Ferry. LEGAL - T359N R35E Sections (to be added) The project is located along County Road 602, also as Boulder-Deer highway. It is about 35 miles to the north and west of Kettle Falls, WA.
Colville National Forest, Sullivan Lake Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Amendment to Bluebird Mining Claim Exploratory Drilling
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology Cancelled N/A N/A Karen Nooney
509-684-7000
knooney@fs.fed.us
Description: Amendment to Plan of Operations for exploratory drilling on Bluebird Mining Claims
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - Section 30, T40N, R44E, WM In the area of Bluebird Ridge, Slate Creek watershed
Harvey Creek Subwatershed Restoration
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Special area management
In Progress
Comment Period
02/15/2017
Expected: 01/2018 06/2018 Kate Day
509-684-7230
kateday@fs.fed.us
Description: The project would apply restoration treatments across the Harvey Creek subwatershed to improve watershed and aquatic function, fish habitat, fish populations, and increase grizzly bear core habitat.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50972
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - Township Range Sections 37 N 44 E 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, and 24 38 N 43 E 36 38 N 44 E 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 30, 29, 28, 34, 35, and 36 38 N 45 E 30, and 31 The Harvey Creek subwatershed is located approximately 5-15 miles northeast of Ione in Pend Oreille County, Washington and is accessed by the Harvey Creek and Paupac Creek roads. The majority of the
Leclerc Creek Grazing Allotment Management Planning
EIS
- Grazing management In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
10/02/2015
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
09/2017
Expected: 12/2017 06/2018 Gayne Sears
509-447-7300
gsears@fs.fed.us
Description: Analyze the options for management of grazing in the LeClerc Creek drainage.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41517
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - Not Applicable LeClerc Creek drainage
Outlet Creek Recreation Residence Well & Waterline
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Cancelled N/A N/A Karen Nooney
509-684-7000
knooney@fs.fed.us
Description: Drilling of well & installation of new waterlines to replace existing water system.
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - NW 1/4 Sect 31, T39N, R44E, WM Outlet Creek Tract of Recreation Residence, Northwest shore of Sullivan Lake
Pend Oreille County PUD #1 Cold Water Release Fiber Optic
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Cancelled N/A N/A Karen Nooney
(509) 684-7189
knooney@fs.fed.us
Description: Installation of fiber optic cable from Outlet Creek Dam to radio facility on Sand Ridge.
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - T39N, R44E, Sec 31; T38N, R44E, Sec 6; T38N, R43E, Sec 1, 12, 13 & 14 Sullivan Lake Road and Sand Ridge
Pend Oreille PUD: buried electric line to private property
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Karen Nooney
509-684-7189
knooney@fs.fed.us
Description: The Pend Oreille PUD has submitted an application to bury 50 lineal feet of single phase electric cable from an existing utility pole to provide service to a private parcel. The width of the right-of-way would be 20 feet.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42986
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - Not Applicable The power line would be located on the east side of Flume Creek Road (FR6200350), T39N, R43E, SW 1/4 SW1/4 Sec. 4, WM
Pend Oreille Telephone Permit Amendment to add Fiber Optic Cable
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Cancelled N/A N/A Karen Nooney
(509) 684-7189
knooney@fs.fed.us
Description: Amendment of an existing special use permit to authorize installation, use and maintenance of fiber optic cable
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - NW1/4 SW1/4 Sec 3, T37N-R43E; SE1/4 NE1/4 Sec 34, T38N-R43E; SW1/4 SE1/4 Sec 25, T38N-R44E; NW1/4 SW1/4 Sec 30, T38N-R44E, WM Sullivan Lake Ranger District
Seattle City Light Forest Road 3165000 Authorization
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Cancelled N/A N/A Karen Nooney
509-684-7189
knooney@fs.fed.us
Description: Seattle City Light has applied for authorization for continued access over Forest Road 3165 (CR 3990) on a year-round basis to access the Vista House and east side of Boundary Dam from State Route 31.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42987
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - Not Applicable near Boundary Dam Vista House. T40N, R43E, SW1/4 SW1/4 Sec 2; Sec 11; Lots 1 and 2, NW1/4 NW1/4 Sec 12.
Seattle City Light Power Line Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/18/2012
Expected: 11/2017 12/2017 Karen Nooney
509-684-7189
knooney@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissuance of permit for existing power transmission line.
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - T40N, R43E, Sec. 10, SW1/4 Sec. 15, NW1/4 SW1/4 Sec 22; T39N, R43E, E1/2 Sec. 4 Boundary Dam Road
Sullivan Creek Large Woody Debris Habitat Restoration
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Watershed management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/17/2017
Expected: 04/2018 08/2019 Kate Day
509-684-7230
kateday@fs.fed.us
Description: Wood acquisition in upland and riparian forest stands for installation in Sullivan Creek to improve watershed and aquatic function. Wood will be placed by helicopter and skid steer.
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - T. 39N, R. 43E Secs. 23, 24, 25, and 26; T. 39N, R. 44E Secs. 33, 34, 35, 36, and T. 39N, R. 45E Secs 19 and 30. Sites are located 2 to 8 miles southeast of Metaline Falls and are accessed by Sullivan Lake Road and Sullivan Creek Road.
Sullivan Dispersed Recreation Sites
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Comment Period
07/18/2016
Expected: 04/2018 09/2019 Kate Day
509-684-7230
kateday@fs.fed.us
Description: The project would apply restoration treatments to dispersed recreation sites along Sullivan Creek to maintain long-term sustainable camping opportunities for the public, and improve fish and wildlife habitat.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49882
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - 39 N 43 E 23, 25, and 26 39 N 44 E 25, 32, 33, 34, and 35 39 N 45 E 3, 10, 16, and 19 40 N 43 E 12 5-20 miles east of Metaline Falls along the Sullivan Lake Road (County road 9345) and the Sullivan Creek Road (Forest Service Road 2220). Recreation sites are situated along Sullivan Creek between No
Vaagen Bros. Private Road Permit
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Karen Nooney
509-684-7000
knooney@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuance of a special use permit authorizing construction of approximately 50 feet of new road to access private property.
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - NW1/4 SW1/4 Sec 20, T38N-R42E, WM North of Huckleberry Mountain
WSDOT Passive Reflector Installation near South Baldy Lookout
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/21/2017
Expected: 10/2017 11/2017 Karen Nooney
559-877-2218 ext. 3197
knooney@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of the project is to increase WSDOT communications with maintenance and construction crews in Pend Oreille County, and improve highway safety operations in northern Pend Oreille County. WSDOT has submitted an application to construct a
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51410
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - Not Applicable Project is located below the South Baldy Lookout. Legal location: T. 34 N., R. 45 E., section 29 NW1/4NE1/4. See figures 6 and 7.
YZN Exploratory Drilling
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology Cancelled N/A N/A Karen Nooney
509-684-7189
knooney@fs.fed.us
Description: Approval of a plan of operations for drilling at four locations in the Lead Hill area
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - Sect. 2, 10 & 11, T40N, R44E, WM Lead Hill
YZN Exploratory Trenching
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
03/21/2017
Expected: 10/2017 11/2017 Karen Nooney
509-684-7189
knooney@fs.fed.us
Description: %u2022 Proposal from a mining operator to conduct exploratory mining operations during summer 2017. Access to YZN claim blocks are over National Forest System Roads 3155000 and 3155200.
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - Not Applicable %u2022 Legal location: T. 40 N., R. 44 E., section 1, W1/2W1/2; section 2, E1/2; section 10, E1/2E1/2; and section 11, NE1/4 and W1/2W1/2.
Colville National Forest, Three Rivers Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
South Fork Boulder Road Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Road management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/07/2017
Est. Comment Period
04/2018
Expected: 10/2018 01/2019 Lisa Green
509-684-7211
lagreen@fs.fed.us
Description: Create adequate access, including access for both public and administrative needs,into the South Fork Boulder Road area while minimizing the effects to aquatic resources like water quality and fish habitat.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51934
Location: UNIT - Three Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Ferry. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project area lies within Ferry County, Washington, west of the Columbia River, south of the town of Orient.
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.