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, 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, 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
FEIS NOA in Federal Register
07/01/2016
Expected: 12/2016 01/2017 Susan Howle
907-228-6340
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.usda.gov/goto/R10/Tongass/PlanAmend
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, 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

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
11/30/2016
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 Airport Project
EIS
- Road management
- Facility management
In Progress
FEIS NOA in Federal Register
09/02/2016
Expected: 11/2016 02/2017 Jennifer Berger
907-789-6278
jberger@fs.fed.us
Description: The FAA issued NOA on 9/2/16, with Alternative 12a and Access 12a as their preferred alternative. A ROD will be issued no sooner than 30 days from the NOA. The preferred alt. is on private lands therefore FS has no decision to issue.
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 Ecotourism Environmental Assessment (formerly Outfitter and Guide EA)
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/18/2015
Est. Comment Period
01/2017
Expected: 06/2017 07/2017 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.
Hecla Greens Creek Mining Company 2017-2021 Surface Exploration
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
06/07/2016
Est. Comment Period
09/2016
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: 03/2017 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.
Tongass National Forest, Hoonah Ranger District R10 - Alaska Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Millrock Exploration's Apex El Nido 2016 Exploration
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology Analysis Completed Expected: 10/2016
Actual: 10/18/2016
10/2016 Edward Gazzetti
9077896276
egazzetti@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed activities include hard rock exploration through helicopter-supported diamond core drilling. A maximum of 5 drill pads will be built with up to 2 drill holes at each pad. 0.1 acres of surface disturbance expected. No trees will be cut.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49466
Location: UNIT - Hoonah Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon. LEGAL - Not Applicable All of the proposed drill sites are located in a section of the Chichagof Inventoried Roadless Area which has been assigned a LUD of "Semi-Remote Recreation". No trees will be cut during project.
Seal Creek Rock Pit
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
02/10/2015
Est. Comment Period
09/2016
Expected: 12/2016 01/2017 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
10/2016
Expected: 11/2016 01/2017 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
Rainforest Telecom Lease Renewal
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
09/2016
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 Shane King
907-789-6286
shaneking@fs.fed.us
Description: The USDA Forest Service, Juneau Ranger District has received a request from Rainforest Telecom Inc. to issue a lease for their communication tower at the Auke Mountain Communication Site.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50180
Location: UNIT - Juneau Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Juneau. LEGAL - Not Applicable The site is located on Auke Mountain, approximately one mile northwest of the Auke Bay State Ferry terminal at NW1/4, NE1/4, Section 20, T. 40 S., R. 65 E., CMR.
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
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
09/12/2014
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
09/2016
Expected: 03/2016
Actual: 03/14/2016
03/2017 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 on Woewodski Island
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2016
Expected: 02/2017 04/2017 Russell Beers
907-772-5940
rbeers@fs.fed.us
Description: Plan of Operations to continue geophysical surveys that require no ground disturbance, surface rock and sediment sampling with hand tools and exploratory drilling.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50502
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Not Applicable Woewodski Island
Crab Fishing Gear Storage and Similar Shoreline Uses on the Petersburg Ranger District
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Comment Period
09/29/2016
Expected: 12/2016 01/2017 Russell Beers
907-772-5940
rbeers@fs.fed.us
Description: The intent of this environmental analysis is to provide for the issuance of special use permits to authorize crab fishing gear storage and similar uses on the shoreline on National Forest lands on the Petersburg Ranger District.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50239
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Not Applicable Shoreline on the Petersburg Ranger District outside of Wilderness.
East Ohmer Creek Restoration
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
Analysis Completed Expected: 11/2016
Actual: 11/23/2016
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: 10/2017 04/2018 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

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 11/2016
Actual: 11/30/2016
12/2016 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.
Petersburg Ranger District Tree Thinning 2018-2022
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2016
Expected: 04/2017 05/2018 Renaker Parks
907-772-5975
rparks@fs.fed.us
Description: Precommercial tree thinning of approx 8,900 ac of young-growth stands that are 19-36 years old. Proposed thinning to 14, 16 or 18 ft spacing. Some of 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=50639
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Not Applicable Kuiu Island, Kupreanof Island (Portage Bay, Kake and Tonka)and Mitkof Island
Raven Trail Reconstruction Phase 2
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/04/2016
Expected: 08/2017 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 Four Special Use Authorizations on the Petersburg Ranger District that expire on 12/31/2016
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/07/2016
Expected: 11/2016 01/2017 Russell Beers
907-772-5940
rbeers@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue special use authorizations for the following existing uses: power transmission line near Kake; telephone line near Kake; power transmission line on Mitkof Island; and road use on Mitkof Island (NFS roads 6235, 6204 and 6206).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50106
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Not Applicable Near Kake, Alaska on Kupreanof Island and on Mitkof Island
South Fork Saginaw Creek Restoration Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Comment Period
09/01/2016
Expected: 12/2016 05/2017 Heath Whitacre
907-772-5936
hwhitacre@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal includes instream and riparian restoration on approx 0.6 mi of S Fork Saginaw Ck and up to 0.4 mi of Shorty Ck on Kuiu Is. These streams support populations of pink, chum and coho salmon, and steelhead, cutthroat trout and Dolly Varden char.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49992
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Not Applicable Project area is located on the northern portion of Kuiu Island, approximately 12 air miles southeast of Kake and 39 miles northwest of Petersburg, Alaska.
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 Weed Management Plan
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
11/2016
Expected: 04/2017 06/2017 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.
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
10/2016
Expected: 12/2016 12/2016 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
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
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 area management In Progress
Comment Period
01/31/2015
Expected: 12/2016 12/2016 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
- Facility management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/11/2016
Expected: 11/2016 04/2017 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
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

   *NEW LISTING*
- Facility management
- Special use management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2016
Expected: 03/2017 05/2017 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
Scoping Start
07/23/2015
Est. Comment Period
11/2016
Expected: 01/2017 03/2017 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
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
06/03/2016
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
12/2016
Expected: 12/2016 06/2017 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.
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
- 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 5 Year Precommercial Thinning Project
CE
- Forest products Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
09/2016
Expected: 01/2017 05/2017 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
- Heritage resource management
- Recreation management
- Special use 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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