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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- Tongass National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Tongass National Forest, Admiralty National Monument
- Tongass National Forest, Craig Ranger District
- Tongass National Forest, Hoonah Ranger District
- Tongass National Forest, Juneau Ranger District
- Tongass National Forest, Ketchikan - Misty Ranger District
- Tongass National Forest, Petersburg Ranger District
- Tongass National Forest, Sitka Ranger District
- Tongass National Forest, Thorne Bay Ranger District
- Tongass National Forest, Wrangell Ranger District
- Tongass National Forest, Yakutat Ranger District


Tongass National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide) R10 - Alaska Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Prince of Wales Landscape Level Analysis Project
EIS
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Recreation management
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
07/06/2017
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
01/2018
Expected: 12/2018 05/2019 Delilah Brigham
907-828-3232
dbrigham@fs.fed.us
Description: The POWLLA Project will be an integrated analysis combining timber sale, watershed and stream restoration/improvement, recreation, wildlife habitat, and transportation components into one document, with 10 to 15 years' worth of projects.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50337
Location: UNIT - Craig Ranger District, Thorne Bay Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Prince of Wales-Outer. LEGAL - Not Applicable Prince of Wales Island and surrounding outer islands
Tongass National Forest, Admiralty National Monument R10 - Alaska Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Angoon-Mitchell Bay Ecotourism Environmental Assessment (formerly Outfitter and Guide EA)
EA
- Special use management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/18/2015
Est. Comment Period
11/2017
Expected: 05/2018 06/2018 Kevin Hood
907-789-6220
kehood@fs.fed.us
Description: We aim to strike a balance between subsistence use resources, wilderness resources, tourism, and the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA), Section 506 (a)(3)(E). We propose allocating 2388 service days to outfitters and guides.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46208
Location: UNIT - Admiralty National Monument. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Juneau. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project includes all National Forest System lands within the village of Angoon and Mitchell, Kanalku and Favorite Bays.
Tongass National Forest, Craig Ranger District R10 - Alaska Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Dog Salmon Wildlife Viewing Area Enhancement Project
EA
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Katie Rooks
907-826-1639
krooks@fs.fed.us
Description: Enhance wildlife viewing opportunities at the existing Dog Salmon Wildlife Viewing Area by improving the surface and circulation of the parking area, installing a vault toilet, installing interpretive kiosk and redesigning the viewing platform.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43283
Location: UNIT - Craig Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Prince of Wales-Outer. LEGAL - Not Applicable 20 miles east of Craig on the Craig/Hollis Highway. Turn South onto the Hydaburg Highway to the Polk/Twelvemile turnoff. Turn left and travel 10 miles to the Dog Salmon Wildlife Viewing Area.
Maybeso Water Systems Project
EA
- Facility management In Progress
Comment Period
06/15/2017
Expected: 01/2018 01/2018 John Slown
406-329-3749
jslown@fs.fed.us
Description: This project would repair and replace the water and wastewater treatment systems that service the PNW Forestry Sciences Laboratory bunkhouse and facilities for Maybeso Experimental Forest in Hollis, AK in cooperation with the SISD Hollis School.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50690
Location: UNIT - Craig Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Prince of Wales-Outer. LEGAL - Not Applicable Hollis, AK
Tongass National Forest, Hoonah Ranger District R10 - Alaska Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Seal Creek Rock Pit
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
02/10/2015
Est. Comment Period
09/2018
Expected: 01/2019 09/2019 Terry Fiske
907-945-1217
tfiske@fs.fed.us
Description: Expand existing rock pit up to ten acres and 250,000 tons of aggregate material.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46178
Location: UNIT - Hoonah Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon. LEGAL - Not Applicable Seal Creek bulkhead off Freshwater bay.
Whitestone Harbor Rock Pits
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
02/02/2016
Est. Comment Period
04/2018
Expected: 07/2018 08/2018 Terry Fiske
907-945-1217
tfiske@fs.fed.us
Description: Expand two existing rock pits.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49106
Location: UNIT - Hoonah Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon. LEGAL - Not Applicable Whitestone harbor
Tongass National Forest, Juneau Ranger District R10 - Alaska Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Amalga Trail Improvements
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2017
Expected: 09/2018 05/2020 Mike Dilger
907-789-6228
mdilger@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will be designed to address several rough, degraded sections of the Amalga Trail in Juneau, Alaska.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49642
Location: UNIT - Juneau Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Juneau. LEGAL - Not Applicable Trailhead at mile 28 Glacier Highway.
Annex Creek Hydroelectric Project Relicense Special Use Authorization
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/24/2017
Expected: 01/2018 04/2018 Brad Orr
970-887-4135
borr@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service will make a decision whether to authorize the continuing use and occupancy of NFS lands to operate and maintain the hydroelectric project by issuing a new special use permit.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52809
Location: UNIT - Juneau Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Juneau. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Annex Creek Hydroelectric project is located about 11 miles east of Juneau, Alaska.
Coeur Alaska's Kensington Mine 5-year Exploration Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
05/18/2017
Est. Comment Period
10/2017
Expected: 03/2018 04/2018 Curtis Caton
907-789-6273
curtislcaton@fs.fed.us
Description: Juneau Ranger District has received a five-year surface exploration Plan of Operations from Coeur Alaska for mineral exploration on the Tongass National Forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51870
Location: UNIT - Juneau Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Juneau. LEGAL - Not Applicable Juneau-Skagway Icefield Inventoried Roadless Area (IRA #301). Vicinity of the Kensington Mine located 48 miles northwest of Juneau, Alaska.
Sweetheart Lake Hydroelectric Project Special Use Authorization
EIS

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2017
Actual: 10/18/2017
10/2017 Rob Morgenthaler
907-789-6283
rmorgenthaler01@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a special use permit for the use and occupancy of National Forest System lands to construct, operate, and maintain a hydroelectric project based on the Final EIS issued by FERC.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51898
Location: UNIT - Juneau Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Juneau. LEGAL - Not Applicable Lower Sweetheart Lake and Sweetheart Creek, within the City and Borough of Juneau, Alaska.
Tongass National Forest, Ketchikan - Misty Ranger District R10 - Alaska Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
AP&T High Mountain Power Line Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2017
Expected: 03/2018 06/2018 Patrick Heuer
907-747-4296
pheuer@fs.fed.us
Description: Installation of a fixed,armored power line, anchored to the ground, to provide reliable power from the existing power grid on Gravina Island to AP&Ts High Mountain repeater.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52761
Location: UNIT - Ketchikan - Misty Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Ketchikan Gateway. LEGAL - Not Applicable Gravina Island, Ketchikan, Alaska
Leftovers Stand Improvement Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2017
Expected: 12/2017 05/2019 Patrick Heuer
907-747-4296
pheuer@fs.fed.us
Description: Thinning and pruning of young-growth stands less than 40 y/o for stand improvement,forest health, and wildlife benefit in previously harvested project areas district wide.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52713
Location: UNIT - Ketchikan - Misty Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Ketchikan Gateway. LEGAL - Not Applicable District wide in previously harvested areas
Margaret Creek Watershed Restoration and Enhancement Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/17/2017
Est. Comment Period
09/2017
Expected: 09/2017 03/2018 Patrick Heuer
907-747-4296
pheuer@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service is proposing a multiyear project to improve stream health, enhance recreation opportunities, treat invasive plants, and improve wildlife habitat within the Margaret Bay Watershed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51782
Location: UNIT - Ketchikan - Misty Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Ketchikan Gateway. LEGAL - Not Applicable Margaret Watershed, Revillagigedo Island. Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Ketchikan Alaska.
Saddle Lakes Timber Sale
EIS
- Forest products In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
09/12/2014
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
09/2017
Expected: 10/2017
Actual: 03/14/2016
01/2018 Daryl Bingham
907-228-4114
darylabingham@fs.fed.us
Description: An SEIS will be prepared for the timber sale portion of the Saddle Lakes FEIS. The March 2016 Decision authorized the ROW to the State of Alaska and modification to the barrier to fish passage on Salt Creek
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38990
Location: UNIT - Ketchikan - Misty Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Ketchikan Gateway. LEGAL - T72S, R91E, Sec 35, 36; T73S, R92E, Sec 1-4, 8-12, 13-17, 19-36; T73S, R93E, Sec 18, 19, 30, 31; T74S, R92E, Sec 1-3, 11-13, 24, 25, 36.; and T74S, R93E, Sec 6-8, 17-20, 30, 31 The project area is located about 14 miles northeast of Ketchikan, Alaska, on Revillagigedo Island, and occurs in Value Comparison Units (VCUs) 7460, 7470, and 7530 between George and Carroll Inlets.
Twin Island Helipad Permit Amendment
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/27/2017
Expected: 10/2017 10/2017 April Evans
907-228-4124
aprilevans@fs.fed.us
Description: This project is a proposed amendment to the Federal Aviation Administration's special use permit to authorize the installation of a 16'X16' wooden helipad to access the Twin Island weather camera for improved weather monitoring.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52152
Location: UNIT - Ketchikan - Misty Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Ketchikan Gateway. LEGAL - T 78S R 94E Section 2 Twin Island is located in Revillagigedo Channel, about 24 miles southeast of Ketchikan, AK and 2.5 miles north of Mary Island.
Unuk River Stream Gauge Project
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management
- Special area management
- Research
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
Analysis Completed Expected: 10/2017
Actual: 10/25/2017
10/2017 Patrick Heuer
907-747-4296
pheuer@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorize USGS to install and maintain a stream gauge on the Unuk River
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52616
Location: UNIT - Ketchikan - Misty Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Ketchikan Gateway. LEGAL - 56 14%u2019 26%u201D N; 130 52%u2019 49%u201D W Unuk River
Vallenar Young Growth Project
EA
- Forest products In Progress
Scoping Start
03/02/2017
Est. Comment Period
10/2017
Expected: 03/2018 03/2018 Damien Zona
928-643-8185
dzona@fs.fed.us
Description: The Ketchikan Misty Fiords Ranger District is proposing a Young-growth timber harvest on approximately 170 acres located on the north end of Gravina Island.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51766
Location: UNIT - Ketchikan - Misty Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Ketchikan Gateway. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project is located on the north end of Gravina Island about 4 miles northwest of the community of Ketchikan
Tongass National Forest, Petersburg Ranger District R10 - Alaska Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Authorize Storage of Crab Fishing Gear at Two Locations on the Petersburg Ranger District
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/21/2017
Expected: 11/2017 01/2018 Russell Beers
907-772-5940
rbeers@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorize permitted use for storage of crab fishing gear at 2 locations. Site at Saginaw Bay would be used by 2 applicants; at Duncan Canal, 1 applicant. Each applicant's storage site would be limited to an area of approx. 45' x 45'. 5-year permits.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52525
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Not Applicable Saginaw Bay (North Kuiu Island) and Duncan Canal (Central Kupreanof Island)
Ideal Cove Trail Reconstruction
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/04/2016
Expected: 05/2019 05/2020 Paul Olson
907-772-5947
polson01@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-route and reconstruct Ideal Cove Trail.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48428
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Not Applicable Ideal Cove Trail is located on Mitkof Island approximately 16 air miles SE of Petersburg, Alaska.
Mitchell Creek Fishpass Replacement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
01/03/2017
Expected: 01/2018 06/2018 Eric Castro
907-772-5974
ericcastro@fs.fed.us
Description: Demolish the existing concrete and wood fishpass with dynamite and remove debris. Using a hand crew, construct a new pool and weir fishpass with the same design and footprint.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50779
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Mitchell Creek Fishpass is on Kupreanof Island about 3.1 miles upstream from the mouth of Mitchell Creek. It is accessible from the Tonka Road system.
Raven Trail Reconstruction Phase 2
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/04/2016
Expected: 08/2018 05/2019 Paul Olson
907-772-5947
polson01@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-route and reconstruct a 3-mile section of the Raven Trail.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48429
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Raven Trail is located on Mitkof Island, approximately 2 miles from downtown Petersburg.
Reissue Special Use Permit for ADF&G Administrative Use Cabin at Thomas Bay
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/18/2017
Expected: 11/2017 01/2018 Russell Beers
907-772-5940
rbeers@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue a special use permit to ADF&G for an administrative use cabin at Thomas Bay. The permit expires on 12/31/2017 and was first authorized in 1992. The new permit would be valid for 5 years.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52512
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Not Applicable Thomas Bay which is located on the mainland northeast of Petersburg, Alaska.
Reissue Special Use Permit for GCI Fiber Optic Cable on Mitkof Island
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/18/2017
Expected: 11/2017 01/2018 Russell Beers
907-772-5940
rbeers@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue Special Use Permit for GCI Fiber Optic Cable on Mitkof Island. Use has been authorized since 2008. New authorization is for 20 years.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52507
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Not Applicable Mitkof Island
Reissue Special Use Permit for Private Float House Shore Ties at Seclusion Harbor on Kuiu Island
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/18/2017
Expected: 11/2017 01/2018 Russell Beers
907-772-5940
rbeers@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue a special use permit that expires 12/31/2017 for shore ties to a private float house at Seclusion Harbor on Kuiu Island. Authorized use since 2003. New permit would be valid for 5 years.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52510
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Not Applicable Seclusion Harbor on Kuiu Island
Reissue Special Use Permit for a Tent Platform at Tunehean Creek on Kupreanof Island
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/18/2017
Expected: 11/2017 01/2018 Russell Beers
907-772-5940
rbeers@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue a special use permit for a tent platform at Tunehean Creek on Kupreanof Island that is expiring on 12/31/2017. Permit was first issued in 2003. The new permit would be valid for 5 years.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52511
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Not Applicable Tunehean Creek on Kupreanof Island
Reissue Special Use Permit to AK DOT for Mineral and Organic Material Disposal Sites on Mitkof Is.
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/18/2017
Expected: 11/2017 01/2018 Russell Beers
907-772-5940
rbeers@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue Special Use Permit to Alaska Department of Transportation for Mineral and Organic Material Disposal Sites on Mitkof Island. New permit would be for 5 years. Permit has been authorized since 2013.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52508
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Not Applicable Mitkof Island
US Coast Guard Communications Facility Special Use Permit Renewal at Mt McArthur Communications Site
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/18/2017
Expected: 11/2017 01/2018 Russell Beers
907-772-5940
rbeers@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue a 20-year special use authorization for the US Coast Guard communications facility at the Mt. McArthur Communications site on Kuiu Island (expires 12/31/2017). Authorized since 1998.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52506
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Not Applicable Kuiu Island at the Mt. McArthur Communications Site
Tongass National Forest, Sitka Ranger District R10 - Alaska Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Deer Lake Coho Rearing Facility Permit Re-Issuance (NSRAA)
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Annemarie LaPalme
907-747-4209
alapalme@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-issue special use permit for coho rearing facility- run by NSRAA
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33581
Location: UNIT - Sitka Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Sitka. LEGAL - T62S, R69E Section 5 and T61S, R69E section 5 Deer Lake, Baranof Island, Alaska
Hidden Falls Fish Hatchery Alaska Department of Fish and Game
EA
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Annemarie LaPalme
907-747-4209
alapalme@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-Issue of special use permit for a salmon hatchery run by Northern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32910
Location: UNIT - Sitka Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Sitka. LEGAL - Township 54 South Range 66 East Section 2 Hidden Falls, Baranof Island 25 miles NW of Sitka
Lake Osprey Hydropower, Little Port Walter NMFS Marine Station Special Use Permit
EA
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Annemarie LaPalme
907-747-4209
alapalme@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue new special use permit for re-construction and use of an existing hydropower facility at Little Port Walter NMFS Marine Station
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32908
Location: UNIT - Sitka Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Sitka. LEGAL - T63S R69E Section 21 Little Port Walter 55 miles SE of Sitka
Northern Tongass Integrated Pest Management Plan
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Comment Period
11/21/2016
Expected: 12/2017 01/2018 Carey Case
907-772-3871
ccase@fs.fed.us
Description: Establish an integrated weed management plan that includes manual and mechanical treatments, and herbicides to eradicate, contain, or control existing and new weed infestations. Project area includes the 5 northern management units on the TNF.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49999
Location: UNIT - Sitka Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Juneau, Sitka, Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon, Yakutat. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project area includes Admiralty National Monument and Sitka, Hoonah, Juneau and Yakutat Ranger Districts.
Outfitter/Guide Allocation on Sitka Area National Forest System Trails and Roads
EA
- Recreation management
- Special use management
In Progress
Comment Period
07/10/2017
Expected: 03/2018 03/2018 Michael Mullin
907-747-4274
mmullin@fs.fed.us
Description: Determine an appropriate level of commercial use of Sitka area recreation and transportation facilities while considering several factors, including social, ecological, and facility capacities as well as continued economic viability of the community.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52033
Location: UNIT - Sitka Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Sitka. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project area includes National Forest System trails, roads and campgrounds in the Sitka area.
Sitka Ranger District Lakes Outfitter/Guide Access Project
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2017
Expected: 11/2018 12/2018 Mary Emerick
907-747-4219
memerick@fs.fed.us
Description: Determine if outfitting and guiding services could be authorized on National Forest System lands on the Sitka Ranger District accessed by interior lakes on Baranof and Chichagof Islands using fixed-wing aircraft.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52790
Location: UNIT - Sitka Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Sitka. LEGAL - Not Applicable National Forest lands accessed by interior lakes (more than a half mile from the shoreline) on Baranof and Chichagof Islands within the Sitka Ranger District.
Sitka Smoke House Project
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Jay Kinsman
907-747-4228
jkinsman@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a new special use permit to the Sitka Tribe of Alaska for the construction and use of a traditional Tlingit Smokehouse for Tribal use and educational purposes.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40199
Location: UNIT - Sitka Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Sitka. LEGAL - Copper River Meridian Township 55 South Range 63 East Section 27 Sitka, Alaska
Sitkoh Lake Trail Reconstruction
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/01/2017
Expected: 11/2017 05/2018 Michael Mullin
907-747-4274
mmullin@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed project would fully reconstruct the entire length of trail from saltwater to the East Sitkoh Lake recreation cabin along the existing trail prism.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52292
Location: UNIT - Sitka Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Sitka. LEGAL - Not Applicable The 4.5 mile hiking trail is located on southeast Chichagof Island. The east end of the trail starts at Sitkoh Bay and the west end terminates at the East Sitkoh Lake recreation cabin.
Tongass National Forest, Thorne Bay Ranger District R10 - Alaska Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
EC Phillips Shoreties
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Melanie Slayton
907-828-3249
mslayton@fs.fed.us
Description: Special Use Permit renewal for shoreties.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=16560
Location: UNIT - Thorne Bay Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Prince of Wales-Outer. LEGAL - Approximately 55' 45"N, 131' 32" N Craig, POW
Kahli Cove SUP
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Melanie Slayton
907-828-3249
mslayton@fs.fed.us
Description: Special use permit for upland uses in support of an existing mariculture lease. Upland uses include shoreties, water line, satellite dishes, and an existing foot trail.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=29809
Location: UNIT - Thorne Bay Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Prince of Wales-Outer. LEGAL - Section 31, T 68S, R 79E, CRM Kahli Cove, north of the Community of Naukati, Prince of Wales Island
Naukati Timber Sale
EIS
- Forest products On Hold N/A N/A Delilah Brigham
907-828-3232
dbrigham@fs.fed.us
Description: This project is still being developed and will change because of new policy and direction. This project will include both young-growth and old-growth management and other non-timber resource activities. Project name will change.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36904
Location: UNIT - Thorne Bay Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Prince of Wales-Outer. LEGAL - Not Applicable West side of Prince of Wales Island
Prince of Wales Timber Salvage CE
CE
- Forest products Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
09/2017
Expected: 11/2017 12/2017 Charles Glandon
907-826-1622
charlespglandon@fs.fed.us
Description: The Salvage CE would authorize harvest of dead and dying trees not covered under Roadside EA for small sales for timber purchasers.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50890
Location: UNIT - Thorne Bay Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Prince of Wales-Outer. LEGAL - Not Applicable Small scattered units on Prince of Wales Island not exceeding 250 acres total.
Sal Creek Cabin and Trail EA
EA
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Katie Rooks
907-826-1639
krooks@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct a cabin with young growth and access trail in the Sal Creek area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36637
Location: UNIT - Thorne Bay Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Prince of Wales-Outer. LEGAL - Not Applicable Sal Creek. aproximately 5 mile north of Thorne Bay on the Beach Road
Tongass National Forest, Wrangell Ranger District R10 - Alaska Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
ATV/OHV Usage for Powerline Maintenance
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Comment Period
01/31/2015
Expected: 11/2017 12/2017 David Rak
907-874-7566
drak@fs.fed.us
Description: Southeast Alaska Power Agency is proposing the use of ATV/OHV in closed areas, including roads and powerline right of ways for powerline maintenance.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42841
Location: UNIT - Wrangell Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Not Applicable Closed roads and powerline right-of-ways on Wrangell, Vank, Woronofski, and Mitkof Islands.
Anan Management Plan Update
EA
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Dee Galla
907-874-7551
dgalla@fs.fed.us
Description: 10-year review of current visitor management practices at the Anan Wildlife Observatory. Project will examine new management strategies to address known issues including high commercial visitor demand and available access by non-commercial visitors.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41001
Location: UNIT - Wrangell Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Cleveland Peninsula, Anan Bay Wrangell Ranger District, Anan Wildlife Observatory
Berg Bay Cabin Replacement
EA
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Dee Galla
907-874-7551
dgalla@fs.fed.us
Description: Replace existing A-frame cabin and toilet with new, regionally approved cabin and toilet.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32289
Location: UNIT - Wrangell Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Latitude, Longitude: 56.3647N, - 132.00693W, NAD 83. Mainland, north shore of Berg Bay
SSRAA Burnett Inlet Hatchery Residence
EA
- Facility management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/13/2016
Expected: 11/2017 12/2017 David Rak
907-874-7566
drak@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct new residence for staff housing at the Burnett Inlet Fish Hatchery, operated by Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association. Proposed house and deck to have a footprint of 38x56', one and a half stories tall, visible from saltwater.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50261
Location: UNIT - Wrangell Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - SE 1/4, Sec 30, T66S, R84E, Copper River Meridian Southeast Alaska, Etolin Island, east shore Burnett Inlet, south of the outflow of Burnett River. Lat/Long: 56 6' 38.72" N 132 28' 5.52" W
Sonar Cabin Replacement Project
EA
- Facility management In Progress
Comment Period
06/12/2017
Expected: 12/2017 01/2018 Robert Dalrymple
907-874-7500
rdalrymple@fs.fed.us
Description: Replace deteriorated cabin used by ADF&G for fisheries research on the Stikine River.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47136
Location: UNIT - Wrangell Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - SW 1/4 of the SE 1/4, of Section 35, T 59 S, R 84 E, Copper River Meridian Approximately 20 miles NE of Wrangell, on the Stikine River within the Stikine-LeConte Wilderness Area.
Wrangell Island Project EIS
EIS

   *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
07/14/2017
Expected: 11/2017 12/2017 Andrea Slusser
907-874-2323
andreamslusser@fs.fed.us
Description: Develop/implement multi-year project involving a variety of timber harvest and road construction.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34831
Location: UNIT - Wrangell Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project area is Wrangell Island, located within the Wrangell Ranger District of the Tongass National Forest. The community of Wrangell (population 2,500) is located on the island's north end.
Zarembo Project
EIS

   *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products On Hold N/A N/A Andrea Slusser
907-874-7524
andreamslusser@fs.fed.us
Description: Timber harvest over multiple years and sales, applying a variety of harvest techniques and to include road construction.
Location: UNIT - Wrangell Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Not Applicable Zarembo, Bushy, Shrubby, Vank and Sokolof Islands
Tongass National Forest, Yakutat Ranger District R10 - Alaska Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Cannon Beach Day-Use Area Improvements Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Facility management
On Hold N/A N/A Lee Benson
907-784-3359
labenson@fs.fed.us
Description: The shelter is rotting and will be replaced with a larger structure. Outdoor seating and tables will be placed between the shelter and pavilion. The barrels from the two cannons will be reattached. Site signage will be improved and updated.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37830
Location: UNIT - Yakutat Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Yakutat. LEGAL - Forest Service; Semi-Remote Recreation The Cannon Beach Day-Use Area is adjacent the Gulf of Alaska along a 7 mile long sandy beach named after the two World War Two era cannons, still existing, that were set along the beach.
Sea Otter Cabin Site Assessment
EA
- Facility management
- Recreation management
On Hold N/A N/A Lee Benson
907-784-3359
labenson@fs.fed.us
Description: Determine location to erect Sea Otter public use recreational log cabin.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37832
Location: UNIT - Yakutat Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Yakutat. Alternative sites on the Yakutat Ranger District include North End of Khantaak Island, Kriwoi Island, Eleanor Island, Cannon Beach, East side of the Dangerous River, or on the Ahrnklin River.
Yakutat Access Travel Management Plan Revision
CE
- Recreation management
- Road management
On Hold N/A N/A Lee Benson
907-784-3359
labenson@fs.fed.us
Description: Revise Yakutat Ranger District Access Travel Management Plan (originally signed in May 2008). Consider additional roads and/or trails to be designated as open for public use
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37831
Location: UNIT - Yakutat Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Yakutat. Yakutat Ranger District
Yakutat Ranger District 5 Year Precommercial Thinning Project
CE
- Forest products In Progress
Scoping Start
09/06/2016
Expected: 05/2018 06/2018 Terry Fiske
907-945-1217
tfiske@fs.fed.us
Description: Precommercial tree thinning of approximately 2284 acres over a 5 year period. Enhance timber and wildlife habitat values by improving diameter growth and vigor of residual trees and promoting greater understory development.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50102
Location: UNIT - Yakutat Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Yakutat. LEGAL - Not Applicable Yakutat Ranger District
Yakutat Ranger District Carrying Capacity Analysis
EA
- Recreation management
- Special use management
- Heritage resource management
On Hold N/A N/A Lee Benson
907-784-3359
labenson@fs.fed.us
Description: The Yakutat Ranger District (YRD) is in the process of determineing the recreation visitor capacity for the district. The main purpose is to provide a rationale to guide decision-making for allocating outfitter and guide use across the district.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41048
Location: UNIT - Yakutat Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Yakutat. LEGAL - National Forest System Lands The entire Yakutat Ranger District on the Tongass National Forest in Region 10
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