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
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
05/27/2014
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
08/2016
Expected: 08/2016 08/2016 Susan Howle
907-228-6287
showle@fs.fed.us
Description: The Tongass is analyzing Plan changes to transition away from old-growth harvest. It is looking at which lands will be available for young growth harvest, and changes to S&Gs and direction needed, while maintaining a viable timber industry.
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, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide) R10 - Alaska Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
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
06/16/2014
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
05/2015
Expected: 12/2015 02/2016 Jay Kinsman
907-747-4228
jkinsman@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, Hoonah Ranger District, Juneau Ranger District, Admiralty National Monument. 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
Tongass National Forest, Admiralty National Monument R10 - Alaska Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2015 Hecla Greens Creek Mining Company Surface Exploration Annual Work Plan
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
12/08/2014
Expected: 02/2015 03/2015 Matthew Reece
907-789-6274
matthewareece@fs.fed.us
Description: Exploration activities include reconnaissance and detailed geological mapping, ground surveying, geochemical sampling (rocks, soils, and stream silts), and ground geophysical surveying.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45370
Location: UNIT - Admiralty National Monument. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Juneau. LEGAL - Not Applicable Exploration will occur on patented claims in the immediate mine area, the Exchange Lands, and HGCMC-held unpatented mining lode claims outside the Admiralty Island National Monument.
ANM JRD Isolated or Pre-ANILCA Cabin Permit Renewals 2015
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/14/2014
Expected: 01/2015 01/2015 Jessica Schalkowski
907-789-6279
jlschalkowski@fs.fed.us
Description: Admiralty N.M. and Juneau Ranger District are considering the reissuance of cabin and tent platform permits that expire on Dec. 31, 2014. The permitted structures include 22 isolated cabin permits, 4 pre-ANILCA cabins and one tent platform.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45770
Location: UNIT - Admiralty National Monument. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Juneau. LEGAL - Not Applicable The permitted structures are on two Ranger Districts: Admiralty Island National Monument and Juneau Ranger District. If interested in specific locations call or email 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
12/2014
Expected: 06/2015 07/2015 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
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: 01/2015 06/2016 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
12/11/2014
Expected: 03/2015 04/2015 Terry Fiske
907-945-1217
tfiske@fs.fed.us
Description: Expand existing rock pit for aggregate material.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43755
Location: UNIT - Hoonah Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon. LEGAL - T45S, R60E Section 6 Eight Fathom Rock Pit
Tongass National Forest, Juneau Ranger District R10 - Alaska Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2014 Kensington Fuel Depot
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
11/03/2014
Expected: 02/2015 03/2015 Curtis Caton
907-789-6273
curtislcaton@fs.fed.us
Description: Coeur Alaska requests authorization for Petro Marine to install a bulk fuel depot at the Kensington Mine to replace current iso-container fuel system.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45154
Location: UNIT - Juneau Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Juneau. LEGAL - Not Applicable Berners Bay, Alaska; Kensington Slate Creek Cove Marine Facility; Upper Laydown Yard
2015 Herbert Gold Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
12/09/2014
Expected: 01/2015 04/2015 Matthew Reece
907-789-6274
matthewareece@fs.fed.us
Description: Work proposed for 2015 consists of up to 30,000 feet of diamond drilling, further detailed mapping and surface sampling and trench sampling as was done in 2011-2012.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45778
Location: UNIT - Juneau Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Juneau. LEGAL - Sec 33-24, T. 38S., R. 65E., CRM and Sec. 2-5 and 10-11, T. 39S., R.66E., CRM Multiple unpatented Federal mining claims in the Herbert Glacier Area,Sec 33-24, T. 38S., R. 65E., CRM and Sec. 2-5 and 10-11, T. 39S., R.66E., CRM
AEL&P Snettisham Powerline Weather Monitoring Station
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 11/2014
Actual: 12/01/2014
12/2014 Jessica Schalkowski
907-789-6279
jlschalkowski@fs.fed.us
Description: Installation of a weather monitoring station above the Mile 4 section of the Snettisham Transmission Line, SW of Bride Point in Speel Arm, in order to obtain weather data to predict when snow conditions warrant avalanche mitigation.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45615
Location: UNIT - Juneau Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Juneau. LEGAL - CRM, T 43 S, R 71 E, Sec. 34 Approximately 1.5 miles southwest of Bride Point in Speel Arm at an approximate 1900 foot elevation on a rock outcropping.
Davidson Creek Falls Fish Passage
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
Comment Period
05/28/2014
Expected: 12/2014 05/2015 Barbara Adams
907-789-6252
bjadams@fs.fed.us
Description: Deepen an existing jump pool located on river right bank and blast a series of 4 or 5 jump pools on the river left bank.
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
He'en Latinee Meteorological Development
CE
- Research In Progress
Scoping Start
08/18/2014
Expected: 04/2015 05/2015 Richard Edwards
970-295-6760
rsedwards@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorize for the Forest Service's Pacific Northwest Research Station, Forestry Sciences Laboratory, to upgrade and install solar powered, automated meteorological monitoring stations at three locations in the He'en Latinee Experimental Forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45067
Location: UNIT - Juneau Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Juneau. LEGAL - T. 37 S., R.64 E., Sections 4 & 9, and T. 36 S. R. 63 E. Section 35 Davies Creek drainage, approximately 23-25 miles north-northwest of Juneau in the He'en Latinee Experimental Forest.
Lena Beach Recreation Area Renovation
EA
- Recreation management
- Road management
- Facility management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/26/2014
Est. Comment Period
01/2015
Expected: 06/2015 07/2015 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
- Recreation management
- Special use management
In Progress
Comment Period
08/29/2013
Expected: 01/2015 01/2015 Jennifer Berger
907-789-6278
comments-alaska-tongass-juneau@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.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37050
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 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 In Progress
Scoping Start
02/26/2014
Est. Comment Period
01/2015
Expected: 04/2015 07/2015 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
- Road management
- Facility management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/26/2014
Est. Comment Period
01/2015
Expected: 05/2015 06/2015 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
Claude Point Isolated Cabin SUA Renewal
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/01/2014
Expected: 01/2015 02/2015 Jeannie Blackmore
907-228-4120
jblackmore@fs.fed.us
Description: Renewal of special use permit for Jennifer Jones Butz Isolated Cabin (pre-ANILCA)at Claude Point.
Location: UNIT - Ketchikan - Misty Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Ketchikan Gateway. LEGAL - T. 68 S., R. 91 E., section 29 Claude Point, approximately 44 miles north of Ketchikan, Alaska
Ketchikan Snowmobile Club Cabin SUA Renewal
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 01/2015
Actual: 12/10/2014
01/2015 Jeannie Blackmore
907-228-4120
jblackmore@fs.fed.us
Description: Renewal of special use permit for Ketchikan Snowmobile Club - cabin permit
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45617
Location: UNIT - Ketchikan - Misty Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Ketchikan Gateway. LEGAL - T. 74 S., R. 91 E., section 6 East side of Jag Lake, approximately 9 miles north of Ketchikan, Alaska
Margaret Wildlife Observation Enhancements
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Comment Period
11/25/2014
Expected: 01/2015 03/2015 Jeannie Blackmore
907-228-4120
jblackmore@fs.fed.us
Description: Improve bear viewing opportunities at the observation site
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45010
Location: UNIT - Ketchikan - Misty Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Ketchikan Gateway. LEGAL - T. 73 S., R. 91 E., section 1 Margaret Wildlife Observation site, Margaret Creek upstream of Marguerite Bay, Traitors Cove, approximately 23 miles north of Ketchikan
Naha Ramp Replacement
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/11/2014
Expected: 01/2015 02/2015 Jeannie Blackmore
907-228-4120
jblackmore@fs.fed.us
Description: Replace ramp which reaches from the dock to land. Windstorm irreparably damaged old one in 2013, unsafe for use.
Location: UNIT - Ketchikan - Misty Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Ketchikan Gateway. LEGAL - T. 72 S., R. 90 E., section 33 Naha Bay, near Loring, Alaska , approximately 20 miles north of Ketchikan, Alaska
Saddle Lakes Timber Sale
EIS
- Forest products In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
05/08/2012
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
09/2014
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 Daryl Bingham
907-228-4114
darylabingham@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed action would harvest almost 30 million board feet (MMBF) of timber on about 2,207 acres using cable, shovel, and helicopter logging systems; and would construct up to 16 miles of NFS system and 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) 7460, 7470, and 7530 between George and Carroll Inlets.
Saw Ridge FAA Communication Site SUA
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 12/2014
Actual: 12/10/2014
03/2015 Jeannie Blackmore
907-228-4120
jblackmore@fs.fed.us
Description: Upgrade communication site facilities to provide higher radio system reliability, while utilizing a safer and more accessible site for maintenance.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45625
Location: UNIT - Ketchikan - Misty Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Ketchikan Gateway. LEGAL - T. 76 S., R. 93 E., section 25 Saw Ridge, approximately 19 miles southeast of Ketchikan, Alaska.
Tongass National Forest, Petersburg Ranger District R10 - Alaska Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Kake-Petersburg Intertie
EIS
- Special use management In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
07/28/2014
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
11/2014
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 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
Mitkof Island
EA
- Forest products In Progress
Comment Period
09/05/2013
Expected: 01/2015 02/2015 Carey Case
907-772-3871
ccase@fs.fed.us
Description: Project provides units for small timber sales, a one-time predominantly helicopter-based offering with a limited number of ground-based harvest units requiring road construction, and supports a programmatic microsale program on Mitkof Island.
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.
Out of the Woods Productions LLC Commercial Filming on the Petersburg Ranger District
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/02/2014
Expected: 09/2014 09/2014 Russell Beers
907-772-5940
rbeers@fs.fed.us
Description: Out of the Woods Productions LLC applied for a special use permit to conduct commercial filming on National Forest System lands on the Petersburg Ranger District.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45220
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Not Applicable Turnabout Island north of the City of Kake, Alaska in Frederick Sound.
Petersburg Ranger District Riparian Thinning
CE
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2015
Expected: 03/2015 05/2015 Heath Whitacre
907-772-5925
hwhitacre@fs.fed.us
Description: This project proposes to selectively thin previously-harvested conifer and alder stands in riparian areas adjoining Class I & II fish streams, where thinning would benefit the desired future condition of the site.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45343
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Not Applicable All District watersheds containing previously-harvested young growth stands with Class I & II fish streams where thinning is compatible with LUD objectives.
Reissue Four Special Use Authorizations on the Petersburg Ranger District
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 11/2014
Actual: 11/13/2014
01/2015 Russell Beers
907-772-5940
rbeers@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue special use authorizations for the following uses: crab pot storage, waterline, oyster farm gear storage, isolated cabin.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44835
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Not Applicable Marsh crab pot storage:Sec 1,T58S,R73E;PSG Borough dry hydrant:Sec 5,T61S,R81E;Henderson gear storage:Sec 34,T58S,R74E; Youngberg isolated cabin:Sec 6, T63S,R73E;USCG DGPS facility:Sec 28,T62S,R79E.
Reissue Special Use Authorization for USCG Differential GPS facility at Level Island
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 11/2014
Actual: 11/24/2014
01/2015 Russell Beers
907-772-5940
rbeers@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue a special use authorization to the US Coast Guard to maintain an existing differential global position system facility at Level Island. Current authorization expires Dec 21, 2014. New authorization would be issued for a 20 year term.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45803
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Not Applicable Level Island on the Petersburg Ranger District, U.S. Coast Guard DGPS facility: Section 28, T.62 S., R.79 E. Copper River Meridian
Slippery Fishpass Modification
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
11/05/2014
Expected: 02/2015 06/2015 Heidi Lombard
907-772-5924
hlombard@fs.fed.us
Description: Move fishpass exit downstream and out of deposition zone so sediment and debris are washed away. Small blasting charges and rock chainsaw and hammer will be used to break up bedrock and make a new exit site (a 24" wide x 18" deep x 10' long trench).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45748
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - T59S, R73E, Section 35 The Slippery Creek Fishpass is located approximately 0.75 miles above tidal influence on Slippery Creek. It is 36 air miles west of Petersburg in Port Camden on Kuiu Island.
Tongass National Forest, Sitka Ranger District R10 - Alaska Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Baranof Island Brewing Company Special Forest Products Permit for the Harvest of Spruce Tips
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2015
Expected: 05/2015 05/2015 Aaron Prussian
907-828-3225
aaronprussian@fs.fed.us
Description: The Sitka Ranger District is proposing to authorize the commercial harvest of 2,000 pounds of spruce tips, with the potential to increase harvest to up to 10,000 pounds with annual review, on US Forest Service lands by the Baranof Island Brewing Co.
Location: UNIT - Sitka Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Sitka. LEGAL - Not Applicable Harvest of spruce tips would be permitted in all available areas of the Sitka Ranger District except for Kruzof Island and other administratively closed areas.
Deer Lake Coho Rearing Facility Permit Re-Issuance (NSRAA)
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2015
Expected: 11/2015 12/2015 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
01/2015
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 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
Kruzof Island Outfitter Guide EA
EA
- Recreation management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/28/2013
Est. Comment Period
02/2015
Expected: 06/2015 06/2015 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 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
Shelikof Stream Restoration Project. Restore Shelikof Creek through addition of Large Wood.
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2014
Expected: 05/2015 06/2015 Marty Becker
907-747-4293
mbecker@fs.fed.us
Description: The intent of this project is restore Shelikof Creek through the installation of Large Wood structures using heavy equipment and helicopter placement. Structures will provide need pool habitat and other channel form features which are missing.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45438
Location: UNIT - Sitka Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Sitka. LEGAL - Kruzof Island Project work will be located along the lower 2.5 miles of Shelikof Creek on Kruzof Island, near Sitka, AK. Source trees will come from nearby young and old growth stands within 1 mile of the Stream.
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
Tenakee Peril Strait Thinning Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2015
Expected: 03/2015 08/2015 Christopher Leeseberg
907-747-4343
cleeseberg@fs.fed.us
Description: 3,866 acres of upland Thinning in old growth, timber production, scenic viewshed, and special interest area Land Use Designations.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45879
Location: UNIT - Sitka Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Sitka. LEGAL - Not Applicable Kook Lake, Appleton Cove, Hanus Bay, and Sitkoh Lake Vicinity.
Two temporary sawmills at False Island and Corner Bay.
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 11/2014
Actual: 11/17/2014
12/2014 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 and Watershed Improvement Project
EA
- Forest products In Progress
Comment Period
11/24/2014
Expected: 05/2015 06/2015 Delilah Brigham
907-828-3232
dbrigham@fs.fed.us
Description: Manage roughly 4,000 acres of young-growth for multiple resource objectives and harvest an estimated 200 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 Boat Launch Access Area
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/30/2014
Expected: 01/2015 02/2015 Melanie Slayton
907-828-3249
mslayton@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a special use permit for the use of a 100ft x 75ft area of the Naukati administrative site uplands of the Naukati boat launch for increased access to the boat launch and use of parcel 1 of USFS tideland easement ADL 107725 for the Naukati Dock.
Location: UNIT - Thorne Bay Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Prince of Wales-Outer. LEGAL - Copper River Meridian, T69S, R80E, section 19 Naukati administrative site, 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 In Progress
Comment Period
12/13/2011
Expected: 02/2015 06/2015 Victoria Houser
907-826-1614
vhouser@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
ADFG Tent Platform CE
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A 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.
ATV/OHV Usage for Powerline Maintenance
EA
- Special area management Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
02/2015
Expected: 09/2015 09/2015 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.
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 Floating Dock
EA
- Facility management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/08/2014
Est. Comment Period
11/2014
Expected: 01/2015 02/2015 Andrea Slusser
907-874-2323
comments-alaska-tongass-wrangell@fs.fed.us
Description: The Wrangell Ranger District proposes to construct a small floating dock in Anan Bay to provide for increased safety for visitors to the Anan Wildlife Observatory. The project includes associated trail improvements and outhouse construction.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45109
Location: UNIT - Wrangell Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - SW1/4, Sec. 36, T65S R89E, Copper River Meridian Anan Bay, Wrangell Ranger District
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 Trail Reconstruction
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 11/2014 04/2015 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
Expected: 01/2015 03/2015 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 Analysis Completed Expected: 10/2014
Actual: 08/16/2014,
10/16/2014
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 District Thinning
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Forest products
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2014
Expected: 03/2015 05/2015 Greg Roberts
907-874-7558
groberts@fs.fed.us
Description: PCT thinning units for 2015-2017; viewshed enhancement; wildlife and riparian habitat improvement.
Location: UNIT - Wrangell Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Not Applicable Wrangell Ranger District, multiple locations
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
12/2014
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.
Tongass National Forest, Yakutat Ranger District R10 - Alaska Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
10-mile ATV trail
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2014
Actual: 07/21/2014
08/2014 Lee Benson
907-784-3359
labenson@fs.fed.us
Description: 110 feet of cedar boardwalk across a back water slough north of the Old Situk River. 180 feet of GeoBlock. Lots of Gravel and other enhancements across sloughs.
Location: UNIT - Yakutat Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Yakutat. LEGAL - Not Applicable Construct 110 ft of ATV boardwalk across slough on the north side of the Old Situk River and 180 ft Geoblock along the 10 mile ATV bog trail.
Cannon Beach Day-Use Area Improvements Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Facility management
In Progress
Comment Period
10/05/2013
Expected: 01/2015 04/2015 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.
Lower Situk River Trail Realignment
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management Analysis Completed Expected: 06/2014
Actual: 07/21/2014
08/2014 Lee Benson
907-784-3359
labenson@fs.fed.us
Description: During high flooding events, the river has eroded the bank where the trail was located. Therefore, the district staff is realigning the trail into the trees to the west of the previous location.
Location: UNIT - Yakutat Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Yakutat. LEGAL - Not Applicable Trail from the Lower Landing, of the Situk River, north along the river bank. used primarily by Sports Fishermen.
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
- Land management planning
- Fuels management
- Heritage resource management
- Regulations, Directives, Orders
- Recreation 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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