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
06/2017
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*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period
04/18/2017
Expected: 07/2017 07/2017 Jessica Ilse
907-754-2322
jilse@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
Chugach Alaska Corporation Mineral Estate Development in Port Gravina
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
04/01/2016
Expected: 03/2017 04/2017 Michael Johnson
907-743-9443
mwjohnson@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal from CAC to access and develop their mineral estate near Secret Cove in Port Gravina. The FS will evaluate surface-disturbing activities proposed by CAC.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47206
Location: UNIT - Cordova Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. LEGAL - Not Applicable Secret Cove in Port Gravina
Eyak River Trail Reconstruction
CE
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/15/2015
Expected: 05/2016 07/2016 Dave Zastrow
907-424-4754
dzastrow@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed project requires reconstructing trail structures to control and span water flowing over and down the trail, replacing Step and Run boardwalk to protect wetland (muskeg) habitat and soil stabilization/replanting vegetation.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46987
Location: UNIT - Cordova Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. LEGAL - Eyak River Trail is located east of Cordova, Alaska starting at mile 6 of the Copper River Highway and follows Eyak River for 3.3 miles Eyak River Trail is located east of Cordova, Alaska starting at mile 6 of the Copper River Highway and follows Eyak River for 3.3 miles
Moose Habitat Enhancement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
03/03/2017
Expected: 04/2017 09/2017 Melissa Gabrielson
907-424-4743
melissalgabrielson@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service, Chugach National Forest, Cordova Ranger District is seeking public comment on a moose habitat enhancement project to occur on the Copper River Delta (CRD).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51151
Location: UNIT - Cordova Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. LEGAL - Not Applicable The targeted areas occur between the Scott River Basin (mile 9) and Saddlebag Recreation area (mile 26) on the west Copper River Delta. This proposal is limited to US Forest Service lands.
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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
01/25/2017
Est. Comment Period
04/2017
Expected: 07/2017 08/2017 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.
Saddlebag Firewood Project
EA
- Forest products In Progress
Comment Period
11/11/2016
Expected: 03/2017 06/2017 Milo Burcham
907-424-4759
mburcham@fs.fed.us
Description: Establishing an area for free use firewood harvest on the Cordova Ranger District to help meet the local need for this resource.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48791
Location: UNIT - Cordova Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. LEGAL - 60.442625°N -145.135505°W The analysis area is located either side of the road to the Saddlebag trailhead (i.e. Saddlebag Road), which is located on mile 24.75 of the Copper River Highway.
San Juan and Quadra Creek Habitat Improvement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/08/2017
Expected: 11/2017 06/2018 Kate Mohatt
907-754-2348
kmohatt@fs.fed.us
Description: Crowded stands in clearcut and uplifted areas would be thinned to accelerate tree growth and old-growth forest conditions. Canopy openings would be created to improve wildlife habitat for the marbled murrelet, a species injured in the oil spill.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44331
Location: UNIT - Cordova Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. LEGAL - Quadra Creek: Seward meridian, Blying Sound D1-2 quadrangle, R10E, T3S, section 25. The San Juan watershed: Seward meridian, Blying Sound D-3 quadrangle, R9E, T4S, sections 22 and 27. The two watersheds are located on the southern end of Montague Island, roughly 60-75 miles southwest of Cordova, AK.
Chugach National Forest, Glacier Ranger District R10 - Alaska Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
CDK Mining Plan of Operations
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology Cancelled N/A N/A Michael Johnson
907-288-7729
mwjohnson@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to approve a mining plan of operations for suction dredging and access on Bertha Creek in Turnagain Pass
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44644
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Section 26, Township 8 North, Range 1 East, Seward Meridian Bertha Creek in Turnagain Pass on the Glacier Ranger District
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
Main Bay Fish Hatchery Permit Renewal
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Comment Period
03/31/2017
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 Teresa Paquet
907-754-2314
tpaquet@fs.fed.us
Description: Renewal of a multi-year special use permit to Alaska Department of Fish and Game for continued use & maintenance of the Main Bay Fish Hatchery located in Main Bay, Prince William Sound. Managed by PWS Aquaculture Corp. EIS/ROD 1980. Constructed 1981.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40367
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. LEGAL - NW1/4 SE1/4 SE1/4 Sec. 17, T. 5 N, R. 8 E. Seward Meridian Head of Main Bay, western Prince William Sound, approx. 40 miles southeast of Whittier.
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
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
On Hold 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

   *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
04/04/2017
Est. Comment Period
05/2017
Expected: 09/2017 06/2018 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
Gold Digger production mining plan of operations
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2017
Actual: 04/26/2017
07/2017 Michael Johnson
907-288-7729
mwjohnson@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed mining plan of operations. Small scale mechanical placer mining on Quartz Creek near Moose Pass, Alaska.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50758
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Not Applicable Quartz Creek near Moose Pass, Alaska.
HMC Palmer Creek Mining Plan of Operations
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology Cancelled N/A N/A Michael Johnson
907-288-7729
mwjohnson@fs.fed.us
Description: seasonal suction dredging and high-banking, sampling, road repair, and use of a seasonal camp consisting of tents or campers. Access will be by ATV or snowmobile, road vehicles, or small excavation equipment on roads currently closed to the public
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41917
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Township 9 North, Range 1 West, Section 30 and, Township 8 North, Range 1 West, Section 7, Seward Meridian Several existing mining claims located in the Palmer Creek road area near Hope, AK
Kenaitze Tribe Storage Shed Construction
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2017
Expected: 06/2017 06/2017 Monika Adam
907-288-7720
mcadam@fs.fed.us
Description: Construction of a 16 X 24 storage shed, from pre-built construction kit. Storage shed will be placed on an existing gravel pad adjacent to the RV parking lot at the K'Beq interpretive site, on the Seward Ranger District.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51862
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - NW 1/4 of Section 35, T5N, R4W, Seward Meridian K'Beq Interpretive site, located at mile marker 52.5 of the Sterling Hwy, on the north side of the highway.
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.
Russian River Trail Improvement
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/27/2017
Expected: 05/2017 05/2017 David Pearson
907-288-7716
davidpearson@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed action is to improve approximately 300 feet of trail extending the Russian River boardwalk. The user made native tread trail will be improved with a constructed raised hardened trail utilizing rubber matting.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51789
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Not Applicable Along the Russian River Angler Trail, Just upstream of where the power lines cross the trail.
Snug Harbor Road and Palmer Creek Road culvert replacements
CE
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/13/2016
Expected: 03/2017 06/2017 Angela Coleman
907-288-7728
ajcoleman@fs.fed.us
Description: This project includes replacing three undersized, fish barrier culverts with new structures which will allow fish passage (Aquatic Organism Passage structures).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50743
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Not Applicable approximately MP 5.3 on the Snug Harbor Road along Kenai Lake near Cooper Landing (Section 13, T04N, R03W) (Figure 1), and MP 7.2, at the Couer D%u2019Alene campground, on the Palmer Creek Road near Hope, Alaska (Section 19, T09N, R1W) (Figure 2).
TelAlaska Fiberoptic Cable Installation
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2017
Expected: 05/2017 07/2017 Mark Adams
907-288-7720
mcadam@fs.fed.us
Description: Installation of aerial fiber-optic telecommunications cable between Moose Pass and Seward. Aerial cable would be installed onto and along the existing City of Seward pole line/ corridor within USFS parcels.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51448
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - T3N, R1W. Sections 25, 36 Seward Meridian. T3N, R1E. Section 31 Seward Meridian. T1N, R1W. Section 1 Seward Meridian. Utility corridor right of way between Moose Pass, AK and Seward AK. (See legal description).
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