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
Tongass National Forest Sustainable Cabin Management Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Facility management
In Progress
Objection Period Legal Notice
03/17/2014
Expected: 05/2014 07/2014 Michelle Putz
907-747-4278
mputz@fs.fed.us
Description: The Tongass is proposing to remove nine cabins and convert or replace three cabins to survival shelters to help move toward a sustainable recreation cabin program.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39863
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District, Wrangell Ranger District, Sitka Ranger District, Admiralty National Monument, Yakutat Ranger District, Ketchikan - Misty Ranger District, Thorne Bay Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway, Sitka, Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon, Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Tongass National Forest, Region 10, Alaska 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
NOI in Federal Register
09/24/2008
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
05/2014
Expected: 10/2014 12/2014 Jennifer Berger
907-789-6278
jberger@fs.fed.us
Description: The FAA is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to consider alternatives to, 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.
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
Hecla Greens Creek Mining Company 2014 Surface Exploration Plan
CE
- Minerals and Geology Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2014
Actual: 04/01/2014
04/2014 David Schmerge
907-789-6276
dlschmerge@fs.fed.us
Description: Hecla Greens Creek Mining company proposes to conduct helicopter-supported surface exploration activities including core drilling and a temporary radio repeater station. A maximum of 15 sites out of 26 proposed drill sites will be utilized in 2014.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42826
Location: UNIT - Admiralty National Monument. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Juneau. LEGAL - Not Applicable Admiralty Island
Windfall Harbor Shelter Rehabilitation EA
EA
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/24/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
04/2014
Expected: 06/2014 06/2014 Kevin Hood
907-789-6220
kehood@fs.fed.us
Description: Move historic CCC shelter 34' closer to the beach to restore it to original setting. Replace and/or repair structural elements, slow its deterioration and provide separation from a brown bear trail which is close to the shelter's current location.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42409
Location: UNIT - Admiralty National Monument. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon. LEGAL - Section 31, Township 46 S, Range 69 E, Copper River Meridian, northeast portion of Admiralty Island. Section 31, Township 46 S, Range 69 E, Copper River Meridian, northeast portion of Admiralty Island.
Tongass National Forest , Craig Ranger District R10 - Alaska Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Control Lake Trail CE
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 08/2014 04/2015 Victoria Houser
907-826-1614
vhouser@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will develop a trail from State highway 925 to Control Lake Cabin, a distance of about 2000 feet
Location: UNIT - Craig Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Prince of Wales-Outer. LEGAL - This project takes place on State of Alaska Land with a Forest Service easement for recreation access. This project is centrally located on Prince of Wales Island. From Control Lake Junction travel by foot 2000 feet Southeast to the Control Lake Cabin.
Dog Salmon Wildlife Viewing Area Enhancement Project
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
12/19/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
05/2014
Expected: 06/2014 08/2014 Victoria Houser
907-826-1614
vhouser@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.
Tongass National Forest , Hoonah Ranger District R10 - Alaska Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Eight Fathom Rock Pit
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
11/12/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
04/2014
Expected: 05/2014 06/2014 Terry Fiske
907-945-1217
tfiske@fs.fed.us
Description: Expand existing rock pit by 5 acres.
Location: UNIT - Hoonah Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon. LEGAL - T45S, R60E Section 6 Eight Fathom Bight Rock Pit.
Tongass National Forest , Juneau Ranger District R10 - Alaska Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Davidson Creek Falls Fish Passage
CE
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/31/2014
Expected: 09/2014 05/2015 Barbara Adams
907-789-6252
bjadams@fs.fed.us
Description: Deepen current jump pool at river right of Davidson Creek Falls and create a series of jump pools at river left os Davidson Creek Falls using blasting methods.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43521
Location: UNIT - Juneau Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Juneau. LEGAL - Not Applicable T. 40 S., R. 70 W, Section 34, CRM; Davidson Creek ~ 700 feet upstream of the mouth
Kensington Gold Project 2014 Surface Exploration Work Plan
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
02/14/2014
Expected: 05/2014 05/2014 Curtis Caton
907-789-6273
curtislcaton@fs.fed.us
Description: Coeur Alaska is proposing a helicopter supported exploration program involving drilling, geochemical sampling, geophysical surveying, and geologic mapping.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43704
Location: UNIT - Juneau Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Juneau. LEGAL - Not Applicable T.35 S., R. 62E. All of the locations are within the Juneau-Skagway Icefield Inventoried Roadless Area #301.
Lena Beach Recreation Area Renovation
EA
- Road management
- Recreation management
- Facility management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/26/2014
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
08/2014
Expected: 11/2014 05/2016 Ed Grossman
907-789-6237
egrossman@fs.fed.us
Description: To address concerns and improve the site: pave and change the road to one-way, add parking, install gates, reconstruct 5 shelters, add accessible trails, replace outhouses, improve fish passage, and add other recreation amenities.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43699
Location: UNIT - Juneau Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Juneau. LEGAL - Not Applicable Lena Beach Recreation Area is located at about mile 17 along Glacier Highway, northwest of Juneau, Alaska.
Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area Planning
EA
- Special use management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
08/29/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
08/2014
Expected: 09/2014 05/2015 John Neary
907-789-6224
jneary@fs.fed.us
Description: JRD is reviewing year-round recreation use by both independent and guided visitors within the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area in order to update and revise its commercial capacity allocation.
Web Link: http://www.dowlhkm.com/projects/mendenhall/index.html
Location: UNIT - Juneau Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Juneau. LEGAL - Not Applicable JRD/ AK/ Juneau; 5815 acres federally designated recreation area including and surrounding Mendenhall Lake.
Port Snettisham Iron Ore Project 2013 Plan of Operations
CE
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A Jessica Lopez Pearce
907-789-6273
jlopezpearce@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 In Progress
Scoping Start
02/26/2014
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
08/2014
Expected: 11/2014 05/2015 Mike Dilger
907-789-6228
mdilger@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.
West Glacier Spur Road Area Enhancements
EA
- Recreation management
- Road management
- Facility management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/26/2014
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
08/2014
Expected: 11/2014 05/2015 Ed Grossman
907-789-6237
egrossman@fs.fed.us
Description: To improve the site and safety: add parking, install a gate, build a 0.4 mile non-motorized trail to separate traffic, construct a spur trail to the lake, install a six-hole vault outhouse to serve heavy summer use, and install signs.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43698
Location: UNIT - Juneau Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Juneau. LEGAL - Not Applicable West Glacier Spur Road (#8453), sometimes referred to as Skater's Spur, is on the west shore of Mendenhall Lake in Juneau, Alaska. The road is less than 1/2 mile long.
West Glacier Trailhead Improvements
EA
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Ed Grossman
907-789-6237
egrossman@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed improvements at West Glacier Trailhead include vault toilets (4 holes total),a shelter at the commercial launch area, new trailhead sign, a new gate to and an access trail from the commercial launch area
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35470
Location: UNIT - Juneau Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Juneau. LEGAL - S7 T40S R66E Copper River Meridian At the end of Skater’s Cabin Road to the West of Mendenhall Lake in Juneau, AK
Tongass National Forest , Ketchikan - Misty Ranger District R10 - Alaska Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Saddle Lakes Timber Sale
EIS
- Forest products In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
05/08/2012
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
07/2014
Expected: 07/2015 10/2015 Jeff DeFreest
907-228-4100
jdefreest@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed action would harvest almost 33 million board feet (MMBF) of timber on about 2,613 acres and would construct up to 18 miles of road (9 mi NFS system and 9 mi temporary road).
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) 746, 747, and 753 between George and Carroll Inlets.
Soule River Hydro-investigative Surveys
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
12/10/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
04/2014
Expected: 05/2014 06/2014 Jeannie Blackmore
907-228-4120
jblackmore@fs.fed.us
Description: Soule Hydro LLC to complete physical and biological surveys on the Soule River watershed to investigate the feasibility of the Soule River Hydro Project FERC P-13528-001
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42605
Location: UNIT - Ketchikan - Misty Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Ketchikan Gateway. LEGAL - The project will take place within T.69S., R.99E. and R.100E., and T.70.S., R.99E. and R.100E., Copper River Meridian. Soule River watershed, approximately nine miles southwest of Hyder, Alaska.
Tongass National Forest , Petersburg Ranger District R10 - Alaska Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bay of Pillars Water Transmission Line Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/12/2013
Expected: 05/2014 05/2014 Russell Beers
907-772-5940
rbeers@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a special use permit to Alaskan Experiences, LLC for a 1 inch diameter x 300 foot long above ground water transmission line associated with a floating lodge at Bay of Pillars, Kuiu Island.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43241
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Section 5, T61S, R72E, East Copper Meridian Bay of Pillars located on the west side of Kuiu Island.
Kake-Petersburg Intertie
EIS
- Special use management In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
05/07/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
05/2014
Expected: 01/2015 02/2015 Tom Parker
907-772-5974
tparker02@fs.fed.us
Description: Determine final location for a power transmission line and access road along the powerline corridor, between the communities of Petersburg and Kake.
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
Lower Portage Fishpass Maintenance
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
12/17/2013
Expected: 04/2014 07/2014 Heidi Lombard
907-772-5924
hlombard@fs.fed.us
Description: Cracked/broken section of Lower Portage Fishpass concrete diversion wall will be removed and replaced with new diversion wall section in same location. Footprint is 8.3 sq ft. Approximately 1.5 cubic yds of concrete will be used.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44013
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - T47S, R55E, Section 14, Copper River Meridian Lower Portage Fishpass is located approx 14 air miles NW of Petersburg on Kupreanof Island, approx 130 ft downstream of the Portage Creek bridge which is on FS road 6031.
Mitkof Island
EA
- Forest products In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
09/05/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
06/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Carey Case
907-772-3871
ccase@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorize a small sales program on Mitkof Island that includes timber harvest, firewood cutting and salvage.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=29099
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Not Applicable Mitkof Island road system.
Petersburg Ranger District Pre-commercial Thinning Project 2015
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
01/23/2014
Expected: 04/2014 05/2015 Renaker Parks
907-772-5975
rparks@fs.fed.us
Description: Precommercial tree thinning of approx 6,651 acres of young-growth stands. Stands are 19-36 yrs old and will be thinned to 14,16 or 18 ft spacing. Some south aspect stands may include pruning, canopy gaps or leave strips to improve wildlife habitat.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44016
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Not Applicable North Kuiu Island, Portage Bay, Kake and Tonka
South Mitkof Wildlife Service Contract
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress

11/27/2013
Expected: 06/2014 10/2015 Jason Dungan
907-772-5917
jdungan02@fs.fed.us
Description: The objective of this proposal is to treat up to 870 acres of young-growth stands (219 acres of state land and 651 acres of USFS land) on Mitkof Island to benefit deer. A variety of treatment options are being considered.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42371
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Not Applicable Located on Mitkof Island about 7 to 20 air miles southwest of Petersburg, Alaska and Mitkof Island. The nearest communities are Petersburg and Kupreanof, Alaska.
Thomas Bay Integrated Timber Sale
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Land management planning
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2014
Expected: 05/2015 06/2015 Carey Case
907-772-3871
ccase@fs.fed.us
Description: Timber harvest, young-growth treatments, wildlife enhancement, and restoration activities.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39730
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Not Applicable Thomas Bay is located approximately 20 air miles northeast of Petersburg, Alaska on the mainland. The project area is in VCUs 487 and 489.
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 Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2014
Expected: 06/2014 07/2014 Clay Davis
907-747-4225
clayrdavis@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 Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2014
Expected: 04/2015 04/2015 Clay Davis
907-747-4225
clayrdavis@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
Kook Timber Sale(s)
CE
- Forest products Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 07/2014 04/2015 Terry Fiske
907-945-1217
tfiske@fs.fed.us
Description: To manage the timber resources and provide an opportunity for small logging companies and sawmills to obtain timber. Harvest 3-4 sales over a five year period using the existing road system.
Location: UNIT - Sitka Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Sitka. LEGAL - Not Applicable Sitka District, COrner Bay Road System
Kruzof Integrated Resource Project EA
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
In Progress
Objection Period Legal Notice
03/27/2014
Expected: 05/2014 05/2014 Christopher Leeseberg
907-747-4343
cleeseberg@fs.fed.us
Description: Watershed & Fisheries enhancement, riparian, wildlife, & timber stand improvement thinning.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40197
Location: UNIT - Sitka Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Sitka. LEGAL - Copper River Meridian Township 54 South Range 61 East Section 18, & Township 53 South Range 61 Section 26 Kruzof Island, Mud Bay and Eagle Creek road System
Kruzof Island Outfitter Guide EA
EA
- Recreation management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/28/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
06/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Clay Davis
907-747-4225
clayrdavis@fs.fed.us
Description: To determine the amount of recreation use that the Mud Bay and Eagle River road systems can accommodate, and then decide how much should be allocated to commercial use.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41219
Location: UNIT - Sitka Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Sitka. LEGAL - Copper River Meridian, Township 54 South, Range 62 East, Section 18 Mud Bay Road System and Eagle River Road System, Kruzof Island
Lake Osprey Hydropower, Little Port Walter NMFS Marine Station Special Use Permit
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
05/16/2011
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
06/2014
Expected: 08/2014 08/2014 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
Salmon Lake Trail Reconstruction
CE
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Annemarie LaPalme
907-747-4209
alapalme@fs.fed.us
Description: Reconstruct 5.9 miles of Salmon Lake Trail to eliminate deferred Maintenance.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40918
Location: UNIT - Sitka Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Sitka. LEGAL - Township 57 South Range 65 East Sections 2, 3, 10, 12, 14, 15 Silver Bay
Shoreline II Outfitter and Guide Management Plan
EA
- Special use management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2014
Expected: 07/2015 01/2016 Chad VanOrmer
907-789-6202
cvanormer@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 on the Admiralty National Monument and Hoonah, Juneau, and Sitka Ranger Districts
Sitka Smoke House Project
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2014
Expected: 06/2014 07/2014 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
Two temporary sawmills at False Island and Corner Bay.
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/30/2013
Expected: 04/2014 04/2014 Clay Davis
907-747-4225
clayrdavis@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-issue special use permits to operate portable sawmill facilities for log sorting, storing, processing, drying, and finishing timber at two sort yards. Project purpose is to support the economy of Southeast Alaska.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42914
Location: UNIT - Sitka Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Sitka. LEGAL - Not Applicable False Island and Corner Bay on SE Chichagof Island.
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
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
Kosciusko Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Forest products In Progress
Scoping Start
03/31/2010
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
04/2014
Expected: 03/2015 05/2015 Delilah Brigham
907-828-3232
dbrigham@fs.fed.us
Description: Harvest an estimated 200 acres of old-growth, and various treaments of 6,000 acres of young-growth, in support of the Tongass NF timber sale program and to meet Forest Plan objectives.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=6050
Location: UNIT - Thorne Bay Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Prince of Wales-Outer. LEGAL - Not Applicable SW Kosciusko Island from Van Sant Cove to Ruins Point, then along coast back to Van Sant Cove.
Luck Creek Restoration
EA
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
Objection Period Legal Notice
02/20/2014
Expected: 04/2014 05/2014 Thomas Cady
907-826-1608
tcady@fs.fed.us
Description: This project would consist of tree harvest and placement of trees in Luck Creek tributaries to rehabilitate and improve aquatic habitat.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37729
Location: UNIT - Thorne Bay Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Prince of Wales-Outer. LEGAL - Luck/Eagle Creek Watershed is located 16 miles south of Coffman Cove on northeast Prince of Wales Island, Alaska. Luck/Eagle Creek Watershed is located 16 miles south of Coffman Cove on northeast Prince of Wales Island, Alaska.
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 proposing 40 MMBF of old growth timber harvest from the existing road system in accordance with TTRA and other applicable laws.
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
Sal Creek Cabin and Trail EA
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
12/13/2011
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
05/2014
Expected: 06/2014 08/2014 Victoria Houser
907-826-1614
vhouser@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct a young growth cabin 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
ADFG Tent Platform CE
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 07/2014 08/2014 David Rak
907-874-7566
drak@fs.fed.us
Description: Approval of special use permit for new tent platform in Stikine-LeConte Wilderness.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44103
Location: UNIT - Wrangell Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Site is located w/in Southeast ¼ of the Southwest ¼ of Section 5, Township 60 South, Range 84 East, Copper River Meridian. 56 degrees, 41 min, 40.42 sec N lat; -132 degrees, 13 min, 22.15 sec W long. Kakwan Point in Stikine-LeConte Wilderness.
Anan Management Plan Update
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/24/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
05/2014
Expected: 06/2014 09/2014 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 Trail Reconstruction
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 05/2014 06/2014 Dee Galla
907-874-7551
dgalla@fs.fed.us
Description: Upgrade a portion of the trail to 4-5ft wide gravel surface. Includes an approximately 900' section between the viewing deck and high water in the lagoon. The purpose is to accomodate new toilet facility at the deck, but will also improve access.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41008
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
Navy Timber Sale
EIS
- Forest products In Progress
FEIS NOA in Federal Register
04/17/2009
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
04/2014
Expected: 05/2014
Actual: 03/10/2009
05/2014 Sandy Powers
907-228-6312
spowers@fs.fed.us
Description: Timber Harvest and Road Construction.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=14556
Location: UNIT - Wrangell Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - 55N, 56 N 132 W CRM Southwestern portion of Etolin Island, VCUs 465, 467, 468, three-fourths of 464, and a small portion of 466.
Oyster Farms Permit Renewal 2015-2019
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/09/2013
Expected: 09/2014 12/2014 David Rak
907-874-7566
drak@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorize the continuation of multi-year special use permits for upland facilities related to two mariculture operations.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43253
Location: UNIT - Wrangell Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Not Applicable One operation located on Blashke Island: VCU 460. One operation located on Mosman Island: VCU 467
Wrangell Island Project EIS
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
08/15/2013
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
08/2014
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 Tim Piazza
907-228-6318
timpiazza@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 2014-2015 Plan of Operation
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
12/09/2013
Expected: 06/2014 07/2014 David Rak
907-874-7566
drak@fs.fed.us
Description: Zarembo Minerals Company, LLC, has filed a Plan of Operations for July 2014 through 2015 for surface drilling and exploration and winter storage of equipment. Due to economic recession, they did not complete anticipated work prior to this time
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43252
Location: UNIT - Wrangell Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Twp. 63 S, R. 80 E., Sec. 8,9,16 and 17, CRM Federal mining claims, in the NW part of Zarembo Is. south of Zarembo Springs and St. John's Harbor near St. John and Frenchie Creeks: VCUs 456,457, 458, 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
In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
07/20/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
07/2014
Expected: 08/2014 01/2015 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
- 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
- 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 Carrying Capacity Analysis
EA
- Heritage resource management
- Regulations, Directives, Orders
- Recreation management
- Fuels management
- Land management planning
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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