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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- Chugach National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Chugach National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Chugach National Forest, Cordova Ranger District
- Chugach National Forest, Glacier Ranger District
- Chugach National Forest, Seward Ranger District


Chugach National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest) R10 - Alaska Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Chugach Forest Plan Revision
EIS
- Land management planning In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
07/09/2014
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
01/2018
Expected: 09/2018 09/2018 Denise Downie
530-543-2683; 907 743-9426
dedownie@fs.fed.us
Description: The Chugach National Forest is revising and updating its 2002 Land and Resource Management Plan (Forest Plan).
Web Link: http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/chugach/landmanagement/planning/?cid=stelprdb5408185
Location: UNIT - Chugach National Forest All Units. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Anchorage, Kenai Peninsula, Valdez-Cordova. LEGAL - Not Applicable Chugach National Forest
Chugach National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide) R10 - Alaska Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Two Thousand Firewood and Habitat Improvement Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Comment Period
04/18/2017
Expected: 04/2018 04/2018 Kori Marchowsky
907-743-9436
kmarchowsky@fs.fed.us
Description: Spread out across a wide area, firewood will be generated while increasing browse for moose, reducing fuels along roads and campgrounds, and adding structure to streams to improve watershed condition.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47534
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District, Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Not Applicable Activities will occur at select areas near Ingram Creek, Granite Creek, and communities of Hope, Moose Pass, and Cooper Landing.
Chugach National Forest, Cordova Ranger District R10 - Alaska Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Copper River Delta Prescribed Fire Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
01/12/2018
Expected: 03/2018 03/2018 Melissa Gabrielson
907-424-4743
melissalgabrielson@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of this project is to use prescribed burning to enhance nutritional quality and biomass of willow on the Copper River Delta by stimulating willow growth through prescribed fire.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53154
Location: UNIT - Cordova Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. LEGAL - Not Applicable Copper River Delta between the Scott River Basin (9 mile) and Saddlebag Rec area (26 mile)
Cordova Ranger District 2017 Special Use Permit Reissues
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/22/2017
Expected: 11/2017 12/2017 Debra Srb
907-424-4726
dsrb@fs.fed.us
Description: The Cordova Ranger District will reissue special use authorizations for 17 isolated cabins and one outfitter guide (Orca Adventures) providing guided hiking and sports fishing opportunities.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52561
Location: UNIT - Cordova Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. LEGAL - Not Applicable Cordova Ranger District
Dusky Habitat Enhancement Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2018
Expected: 03/2018 10/2018 Melissa Gabrielson
907-424-4743
melissalgabrielson@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of the project is to thin spruce and cottonwood within dusky Canada goose nesting habitat, reducing predator perch sites thereby increasing nest success through predator deterrence and redistribution.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53156
Location: UNIT - Cordova Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. LEGAL - Not Applicable The proposed project will take place in high-density dusky Canada goose nesting habitat on the west CRD near the Pete Dahl cutoff of the lower Alaganik River, about 20 miles from Cordova.
Johnstone Point Runway Extension Project
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/27/2017
Expected: 11/2017 11/2017 Debra Srb
907-424-4726
dsrb@fs.fed.us
Description: Extension of the runway at the Johnstone Point Communication Site. Improvements include removal of 4.3 acres of trees, installation of a culvert and armor rock, and resurfacing the runway with gravel.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52829
Location: UNIT - Cordova Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. LEGAL - Not Applicable Johnstone Point Communication Site is located in the northern tip of Hinchinbrook Is.in Prince William Sound, Alaska. The runway is on the northern edge of the property.
Land Use Authorization Reissues for 2018
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2017
Expected: 02/2018 02/2018 Debra Srb
907-424-4726
dsrb@fs.fed.us
Description: The following permits will be reissued for new terms: Woods Outfitting, UNAVCO, Devils Mountain Guides Service, Copper Oar, George Siavelis, Lonesome Dove Outfitting, Ellis Big Game Guides, Sundog Expedition, Woods Outfitting. All are in compliance.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52839
Location: UNIT - Cordova Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. LEGAL - Not Applicable Cordova Ranger District
Northern Sun, Inc. Proposal to provide outfitting/guiding services
EA
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Debra Srb
907-424-4726
dsrb@fs.fed.us
Description: Northern Sun, Inc. dba Anderson Island Lodge is proposing to provide outfitting/guiding services such as hiking and canoe/kayaking on the West Delta and canoe/kayaking and sports fishing in Port Gravina and Sheep Bay, Prince William Sound.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49509
Location: UNIT - Cordova Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. LEGAL - Not Applicable Guided canoeing/kayaking on the Alaganik River and hiking on the West Delta and canoeing/kayaking and sports fishing in Port Gravina and Sheep/Simpson Bay.
Prince William Sound Zone Terrestrial Invasive Plant Treatment Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Analysis Completed Expected: 12/2017
Actual: 12/18/2017
05/2018 Kate Mohatt
907-754-2348
kmohatt@fs.fed.us
Description: The Proposed Action is to treat terrestrial invasive plants using integrated methods including chemical (herbicides and adjuvants) and physical treatments (mechanical and manual treatment). Analysis will include both existing and future infestations.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50709
Location: UNIT - Cordova Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. LEGAL - Not Applicable All terrestrial lands in the Prince William Sound Zone spanning from Whittier to the Eastern Copper River Delta and including State, Native, private, and municipal landownerships.
Chugach National Forest, Glacier Ranger District R10 - Alaska Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
ACS of Anchorage request to install underground fiber optic line at Seward Hwy.
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2017
Expected: 11/2017 11/2017 Debra Srb
907-424-4726
dsrb@fs.fed.us
Description: Alaska Communication Service of AK is requesting to trench and install 160 ft of fiber optic line as part of the Seward Highway MP 75-90 realignment at the Portage Curve.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52840
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Not Applicable Mile 79 Seward Highway,Alaska.
Chugach Electric Association - Distribution lines renewal
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Katherine Van Massenhove
907-754-2315
kvanmassenhove@fs.fed.us
Description: The special use authorization for Chugach Electric's distribution lines that cross national forest lands needs to be renewed to continue to authorize the powerline in their present location.
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. Distribution Lines for Portage Valley and Hope Highway, various other location on the Forest
Chugach National Forest, Seward Ranger District R10 - Alaska Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
City of Seward Renewal of Powerline Permit
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Katherine Van Massenhove
907-754-2315
kvanmassenhove@fs.fed.us
Description: The powerline permit for the City of Seward will expire at the end of 2013 and will need to be renewed to continue authorization to allow the right-of-way for the powerlines to cross National Forest Lands.
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - City of Seard Transmission Line: Dave Creek to Lawing is 115 KV and Lawing to Seward is 69 KV Seward Highway from Mile 5 to mile 25.5
Cooper Creek Stream Restoration
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
Cancelled N/A N/A John Lang
907-288-7719
jslang@fs.fed.us
Description: Stream restoration work on the lower 0.75 miles of Cooper Creek, from the mouth of the canyon to the confluence with the Kenai River.
Web Link: http://www.fs.usda.gov/projects/chugach/landmanagement/projects
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Township 05N, Range 03W, and section 34 Mile post 51.5 Sterling Highway
Cooper Creek Stream Restoration/Mineral Materials Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology Cancelled N/A N/A Michael Johnson
907-288-7729
mwjohnson@fs.fed.us
Description: Stream restoration work in conjunction with mineral materials extraction on about 2500 feet of Cooper Creek in an approximately 16 acre area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51696
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Not Applicable Cooper Creek near the confluence with the Kenai River near Cooper Landing, Alaksa
Resurrection Pass Trail--Commercial Recreation Special Uses
EA
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Bobbie Jo Skibo
907-288-7739
bobbiejoskibo@fs.fed.us
Description: Determine the appropriate level and variety of commercial recreation uses compatible with non-guided uses along the Resurrection Pass Trail system. Resolve the 1991 "freeze" on issuance of new special use permits for the trail system.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45769
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Not Applicable Commercial recreation use along the Resurrection Pass Trail between the communities of Hope and Cooper Landing.
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