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
07/2017
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
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period
04/18/2017
Expected: 09/2017 09/2017 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
Moose Habitat Enhancement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
03/03/2017
Expected: 09/2017 12/2017 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
07/2017
Expected: 09/2017 10/2017 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.
San Juan and Quadra Creek Habitat Improvement
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
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
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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
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
- 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
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
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
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

   *UPDATED*
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Analysis Completed Expected: 03/2017
Actual: 06/27/2017
05/2018 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).
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