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, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- 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, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest) R10 - Alaska Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Tongass Land and Resource Management Plan Amendment
EIS
- Land management planning In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
11/21/2015
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
06/2016
Expected: 12/2016 01/2017 Susan Howle
907-225-3101
comments-alaska-tongass@fs.fed.us
Description: The Tongass Land Management Plan Amendment supports a transition from old growth harvest to a young growth-based timber program, while preserving natural resources and a viable timber industry. The Amendment also supports renewable energy development
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44483
Location: UNIT - Tongass National Forest All Units. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Haines, Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway, Prince of Wales-Outer, Sitka, Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon, Wrangell-Petersburg, Yakutat. LEGAL - Not Applicable Tongass National Forest, Region 10, Alaska
Tongass National Forest, Admiralty National Monument R10 - Alaska Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Angoon Airport Project
EIS
- Facility management
- Road management
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
01/09/2015
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
06/2016
Expected: 06/2016 09/2016 Jennifer Berger
907-789-6278
jberger@fs.fed.us
Description: The FAA is preparing an EIS to consider alternatives and impacts of constructing a new land-based commercial airport near the City of Angoon. The FAA is the lead agency and the USFS is a cooperator per an MOU. The FAA will issue a FEIS without a ROD
Web Link: http://www.angoonairporteis.com/
Location: UNIT - Admiralty National Monument. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon. LEGAL - 57' 29" N, 134' 33-34" W Near the environs of the City of Angoon and Favorite Bay
Angoon-Mitchell Bay Outfitter and Guide Environmental Assessment
EA
- Land management planning
- Recreation management
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/18/2015
Est. Comment Period
06/2016
Expected: 10/2016 12/2016 Kevin Hood
907-789-6220
kehood@fs.fed.us
Description: This project aims 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).
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.
Hecla Greens Creek Mining Company 2017-2021 Surface Exploration
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2016
Expected: 02/2017 03/2017 Curtis Caton
907-789-6273
curtislcaton@fs.fed.us
Description: Admiralty Island National Monument has received a five-year surface exploration Plan of Operations from Hecla Greens Creek Mining Company for mineral exploration activities on the Tongass National Forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49406
Location: UNIT - Admiralty National Monument. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Juneau. LEGAL - Not Applicable Admiralty Island, Alaska
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 In Progress
Comment Period
12/19/2013
Expected: 12/2016 05/2017 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.
Sunnahae Mountain Trail
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2016
Expected: 04/2016 06/2016
907-826-1630
btwalker@fs.fed.us
Description: Reconstruction of the Sunnahae Mountain Trail to improve and provide safe access.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48414
Location: UNIT - Craig Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Prince of Wales-Outer. LEGAL - Not Applicable Sunnahae Mountain Trail, beginning in Craig city limits, through Shaan Seet land to National Forest System land near the top of Sunnahae Mountain.
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
05/2016
Expected: 09/2016 11/2016 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 Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2016
Expected: 11/2016 01/2017 Terry Fiske
907-945-1217
tfiske@fs.fed.us
Description: Expand two existing rock pits.
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
Kensington 2016 exploration.
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
01/11/2016
Expected: 04/2016 06/2016 Richard Dudek
907-789-6275
richarddudek@fs.fed.us
Description: Coeur Alaska, Kensington Mine proposes to drill 19 exploration sites. This is a one year or less project.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48405
Location: UNIT - Juneau Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Juneau. LEGAL - Not Applicable Kensington Mine.
Port Snettisham Iron Ore Project 2013 Plan of Operations
CE
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A Curtis Caton
907-789-6273
curtislcaton@fs.fed.us
Description: The 2013 Plan of Operations for surface exploration activities at the Port Snettisham Iron Ore Project proposes helicopter-supported core drilling at nine sites and a temporary camp.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42152
Location: UNIT - Juneau Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Juneau. LEGAL - Not Applicable Township 45 South, Range 72 East, Sections 5, 8, and 9; Copper River Meridian.
Treadwell Ditch Trail Bridge Replacement
EA
- Recreation management Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2016
Actual: 04/20/2016
05/2016 Michelle Putz
907-747-4278
mputz@fs.fed.us
Description: Replacement/construction of 38 bridges on Treadwell Ditch Trail, construction of two reroutes and one section of gravel tread.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35471
Location: UNIT - Juneau Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Juneau. LEGAL - The trail exists across sections 7, 8, 16, 17, 21, 22, 26, 27 T41S R67E, and section 12 T41S R66E of the Copper River Meridian. The bridge replacements will occur on the Treadwell Ditch Trail (Forest Service Trail Number 33718) on Douglas Island in Juneau, AK between Blue Berry Hills and Bonnie Brae.
Tongass National Forest, Ketchikan - Misty Ranger District R10 - Alaska Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
FAA Minx Island Weathercam
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2016
Expected: 04/2016 04/2016 April Evans
907-228-4124
aprilevans@fs.fed.us
Description: The FAA proposes to install a weather camera on Minx Island to monitor current aviation weather conditions improving flight safety in the Misty Fiords area.
Location: UNIT - Ketchikan - Misty Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Ketchikan Gateway. LEGAL - T 75S R95E S10 Minx Island, Thorne Arm
FAA Twin Island Weathercam
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2016
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 April Evans
9072284124
aprilevans@fs.fed.us
Description: The FAA proposes to install a weather camera on Twin Island to monitor current aviation weather conditions improving flight safety in the Misty Fiords area. Due to effect to one bald eagle nest, the FAA has acquired an eagle take permit.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49381
Location: UNIT - Ketchikan - Misty Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Ketchikan Gateway. LEGAL - T 78S R94E S2 Twin Island, Revillagigedo Channel
Saddle Lakes Timber Sale
EIS
- Forest products In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
09/12/2014
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
03/2016
Expected: 03/2016
Actual: 03/14/2016
03/2016 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.
Tongass National Forest, Petersburg Ranger District R10 - Alaska Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Continuation of Mineral Exploration Project on Woewodski Island
CE
- Special use management
- Minerals and Geology
Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2016
Actual: 04/06/2016
05/2016 Russell Beers
907-772-5940
rbeers@fs.fed.us
Description: Project proposal includes exploratory drilling, geophysical surveys, surface rock and sediment sampling, and their incidental support activities.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48478
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Not Applicable Woewodski Island
Duncan Creek Fishpass Maintenance
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
01/04/2016
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 Eric Castro
907-772-5974
ericcastro@fs.fed.us
Description: Patch a hole in Duncan Creek's concrete water diversion wall. Approximately 0.07 cubic yards of concrete will be used for the patch.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48471
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Not Applicable Duncan Creek Fishpass is located on Lindenberg Peninsula of Kupreanof Island, approximately 1.4 miles above tidal influence.
East Ohmer Creek Restoration
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
Comment Period
03/11/2016
Expected: 07/2016 07/2018 Heath Whitacre
907-772-5925
hwhitacre@fs.fed.us
Description: Propose instream and floodplain restoration on approximately 0.2 mile of East Ohmer Ck and 0.4 mile of Lumpy Ck, one of its tributaries. Construct wood structures for pool creation and cover. Perform maintenance on currently excavated rearing ponds.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46654
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Township 61S Range 81 East Project area is on Mitkof Is, which is situated between the mainland and Kupreanof Is, approx 140 miles south of Juneau, Alaska. East Ohmer Creek is approx. 21 mi south of Petersburg along Mitkof Hwy.
Ideal Cove Trail Reconstruction
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/04/2016
Expected: 10/2016 04/2017 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.
Kake to Petersburg Transmission Line Intertie Project
EIS
- Special use management In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
12/29/2014
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
04/2016
Expected: 06/2016 08/2016 Tom Parker
907-772-5974
tparker02@fs.fed.us
Description: Determine location for a power transmission line between the communities of Petersburg and Kake. No new roads would be constructed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=31761
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Mitkof and Kupreanof Islands, linking the communities of Petersburg and Kake. Intertie is proposed to run from Petersburg, AK (Mitkof Island) to Kake, AK which is located on the neighboring island of Kupreanof.
Man Made Hole Stream Channel Maintenance
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
07/07/2015
Expected: 04/2016 07/2018 Heath Whitacre
907-772-5936
hwhitacre@fs.fed.us
Description: This project proposes to re-excavate a channel that connects a tributary of Blind River to the pond at Man Made Hole. Currently, the flow into the pond has been reduced due to natural deposition of sand and gravel in the channel.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47380
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Not Applicable Man Made Hole picnic area is located approximately 20 miles south of Petersburg, AK on the Mitkof Highway.
Raven Trail Reconstruction Phase 2
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/04/2016
Expected: 08/2016 05/2017 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.
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 Clay Davis
907-747-4225
clayrdavis@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
Shoreline II Oufitter/Guide (formerly Shoreline II Outfitter and Guide Management Plan)
EIS
- Recreation management
- Special use management
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
01/30/2016
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
04/2016
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 Carey Case
907-772-3871
ccase@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will determine recreation use levels for saltwater-based outfitters and guides on the Admiralty N. M., Hoonah, Juneau, and Sitka Ranger Districts. A Proposed Action will be developed to allocate service days to outfitter/guide use.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38181
Location: UNIT - Sitka Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Juneau, Sitka, Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon, Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Not Applicable Shoreline and other areas accessed from saltwater on the Admiralty National Monument and Hoonah, Juneau, and Sitka Ranger Districts
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
Sitka Young Growth
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period
12/22/2015
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 Terry Fiske
907-945-1217
tfiske@fs.fed.us
Description: Approximately 340 acres of young growth harvest in the False Island and Corner Bay areas, to provide wood products and manage timber for future yields.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46188
Location: UNIT - Sitka Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Sitka. LEGAL - Not Applicable Roaded portion of False Island and Corner Bay/
Tongass National Forest, Thorne Bay Ranger District R10 - Alaska Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Alaskan Dreams Shoreties
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Melanie Slayton
907-828-3249
mslayton@fs.fed.us
Description: Shoreties
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=21028
Location: UNIT - Thorne Bay Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Prince of Wales-Outer. LEGAL - 55' 27" N, 131' 35" W Orr Island
Control Lake Cabin Dock Replacement and Trail Improvement
CE
- Recreation management
- Facility management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/15/2016
Expected: 04/2016 05/2016 Katie Rooks
907-826-1639
krooks@fs.fed.us
Description: Improve the trail and replace the boat dock providing public access to the Control Lake Cabin. Install guard rail and signage in parking area.
Location: UNIT - Thorne Bay Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Prince of Wales-Outer. LEGAL - T71S, R82E, Section 20, Copper River Meridian Control Lake Cabin Access Trail and Dock, designated recreation area
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
Improvements for Neck Lake & El Capitan Cave Roads EA
EA
- Road management In Progress
Comment Period
02/16/2016
Expected: 08/2016 05/2017 Richard Jacobson
907-826-1626
rjacobson@fs.fed.us
Description: Project analyzes potential improvements to the existing 20.5 miles of road north of the Neck Lake junction. Project runs east to Whale Pass seaplane base and north to El Cap parking lot.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46067
Location: UNIT - Thorne Bay Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Prince of Wales-Outer. LEGAL - T67S R79E; T66S R79E; T66S R78E Project will be in 3 segments: Segment 1 from Neck Lake junction to NFSR 250000 & 300000. Segment 2 north from 3000000 to Whale Pass on 3065000. Segment 3 from Neck Lake to west to El Cap parking lot.
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
Kosciusko Vegetation Management and Watershed Improvement Project
EA
- Forest products In Progress
Comment Period
08/06/2015
Expected: 05/2016 07/2016 Delilah Brigham
907-828-3232
dbrigham@fs.fed.us
Description: Manage roughly 1,500 acres of young-growth for multiple resource objectives and harvest an estimated 75 acres of old-growth, to meet Forest Plan objectives and assist in the transition to a young-growth industry.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45037
Location: UNIT - Thorne Bay Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Prince of Wales-Outer. LEGAL - Not Applicable SW Kosciusko Island with an eastern boundary from Holbrook Arm NW to a point just east of the Shipley Bay Log Transfer Facility, following the LUD II Boundary.
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 Cone Collection 2016
CE
- Forest products Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2016
Expected: 06/2016 08/2016 Kevin Norrgard
907-828-3254
knorrgard@fs.fed.us
Description: Project will allow tree cone collection on Prince of Wales Island.
Location: UNIT - Thorne Bay Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Prince of Wales-Outer. LEGAL - Not Applicable Prince of Wales Island
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
2016-2018 Timber Stand Improvement CE
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
02/11/2016
Expected: 03/2016 04/2016 Thomas Roland
907-874-7552
teroland@fs.fed.us
Description: Timber Stand Improvement treatments that include pre-commercial thinning (PCT) and pruning. TSI Treatments proposed include timber production, PCT for wildlife habitat and scenery enhancement, as well as second PCT/pruning.
Location: UNIT - Wrangell Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Not Applicable Throughout Wrangell Ranger District, with potential projects on Zarembo and surrounding small islands, Etolin Island, and Wrangell Island.
ATV/OHV Usage for Powerline Maintenance
EA
- Special area management In Progress
Comment Period
01/31/2015
Expected: 04/2016 04/2016 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
Anan Mooring Float
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Facility management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/11/2016
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 Dee Galla
907-874-7551
dgalla@fs.fed.us
Description: Install a seasonal mooring float in Anan Bay for outfitter/guides to moor while clients are visiting the Anan Wildlife Observation Area.
Location: UNIT - Wrangell Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Not Applicable 56°11'6.43"N 131°53'42.24"W
Anan Trail Bridge Replacement, Trail Realignment and Observation Deck Reconfiguration
CE
- Recreation management
- Facility management
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/29/2015
Expected: 05/2016 09/2016 Randy Griffith
907-874-7560
rsgriffith@fs.fed.us
Description: Bridge replacement, trail realignment, bridge construction, trail decommissioning, observation deck reconfiguration to include outhouse relocation.
Location: UNIT - Wrangell Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Not Applicable 28 air miles southeast of Wrangell, on the North American mainland
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
Continuation of ADF&G Helicopter Supported Salmon Surveys in Wilderness
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/29/2016
Expected: 10/2016 10/2016 David Rak
907-874-7566
drak@fs.fed.us
Description: Renewal of permit to Alaska Department of Fish and Game for helicopter access to Andrew Creek, within the Stikine-LeConte Wilderness, for the purpose of conducting salmon surveys. Helicopter was determined as the tool of minimum impact.
Location: UNIT - Wrangell Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - T60S, R83E, Sec. 28 and T61S, R83E, Sec. 9, Copper River Meridian Two landing sites along the South Fork of Andrew Creek, within the Stikine-LeConte Wilderness, which lies north of Wrangell, on the mainland.
Continuation of Authorization of Wilderness Subsistence Motorized Equipment Permits
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/29/2016
Expected: 04/2016 04/2016 David Rak
907-874-7566
drak@fs.fed.us
Description: Renewal of all temporary motorized authorizations and issuance of a limited number of new authorizations for chainsaws and winches, for the next five years (CY 2017-2021) within the Stikine-LeConte Wilderness Area.
Location: UNIT - Wrangell Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - VCUs: 490, 491, 492, 493, 494, 495, 496, 497, 498 The 449,951 acre Stikine-LeConte Wilderness lies north of Wrangell, on the mainland. It includes the Stikine river and LeConte Bay watersheds and icefields, from the Canadian border to the Pacific Ocn
Continuation of Tent Platform Authorizations
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/29/2016
Expected: 03/2016 04/2016 David Rak
907-874-7566
drak@fs.fed.us
Description: Renewal of three existing temporary tent platforms, and continuation of 15 previously approved tent platform sites for the next five years (CY2017-2021), within the Stikine-LeConte Wilderness Area.
Location: UNIT - Wrangell Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Not Applicable The 449,951 acre Stikine-LeConte Wilderness lies north of Wrangell, on the mainland. It includes the Stikine river and LeConte Bay watersheds and icefields, from the Canadian border to the Pacific Ocn
Fools Peak Radio Communications Shelter Replacement
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Facility management Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2016
Actual: 04/26/2016
06/2016 Brandon Thomas
907-772-5816
brthomas@fs.fed.us
Description: Replacement of Fools Peak radio repeater shelter. Existing shelter is reaching end of life and condition is deteriorating. New shelter would be placed on exact footprint of existing shelter. Existing shelter to be removed from the site and disposed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49306
Location: UNIT - Wrangell Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Not Applicable 56°12'54.01"N 131°58'33.01"W
Sonar Cabin Replacement Project
EA
- Facility management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/23/2015
Est. Comment Period
04/2016
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 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.
Tent Platform Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/04/2016
Expected: 09/2016 10/2016 David Rak
907-874-7566
drak@fs.fed.us
Description: Renewal of four existing temporary tent platform authorizations, with their associated outhouses; and continuation of all previously approved tent platform sites for the next five years in the Stikine-LeConte Wilderness. CZMA FL/P (2)
Location: UNIT - Wrangell Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Not Applicable VCUs 492, 493, 495, 496, 497
Wrangell Island Project EIS
EIS
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
08/15/2013
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
05/2016
Expected: 08/2016 12/2016 Andrea Slusser
907-874-2323
andreamslusser@fs.fed.us
Description: Develop/implement multi-year project involving a variety of timber harvest, road construction, forest restoration and enhancement.
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 Minerals Investigation 2016-2017
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
01/01/2016
Expected: 07/2016 07/2016 David Rak
907-874-7566
drak@fs.fed.us
Description: Zarembo Minerals Company, LLC, has filed a Plan of Operations for July 2015 through 2016 for surface drilling and exploration, to include use of a closed road and winter equipment and storage.
Location: UNIT - Wrangell Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Not Applicable Federal mining claims, in the NW part of Zarembo Island, south of Zarembo Springs and St. John's Harbor near St. John and Frenchie Creeks: VCUs 456, 457, 158, 459.
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
- Facility management
- Recreation 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.
Commercial Set gill-net salmon fish camp cabin request in the Italio-Akwe River area
CE
- Land ownership management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/16/2015
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 Teresa Swanson
907-784-3359
taswanson@fs.fed.us
Description: Two commercial set gill-net salmon fish camp cabin request in the Italio-Akwe area. One at the confluence of the Italio River and the Akwe River, a 20'x25'x16'. The other along the Middle Italio River, a 12'20'16.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46481
Location: UNIT - Yakutat Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Yakutat. LEGAL - Not Applicable 2 camps; The first is located at 59° 18 42.68N. 139º 07 57.46W and the second is located at 59° 17 45.148N. 139º 05 38.80W
Dangerous River Boat Launch
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Comment Period
02/13/2015
Expected: 08/2016 10/2016 Teresa Swanson
907-784-3359
taswanson@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of this project is to provide better and safer access to the Dangerous River and up into Harlequin Lake for recreation, subsistence and commercial fishing. Additional parking and turn around space and an outhouse will also be included.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45816
Location: UNIT - Yakutat Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Yakutat. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Dangerous River boat launch is 26 miles SE of Yakutat near the outlet of Harlequin Lake.
Sea Otter Cabin Site Assessment
EA
- Recreation management
- Facility 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
- Road management
- Recreation 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 Carrying Capacity Analysis
EA
- Special use management
- Recreation 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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