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
07/2016
Expected: 08/2016 08/2016 Susan Howle
907-228-6340
comments-alaska-tongass@fs.fed.us
Description: The Tongass is analyzing transition away from old-growth mgmt in the next 10-15 yrs, while retaining a viable SE Alaska timber industry, per Secretary's Memorandum: incl. Avail. of YG lands; Changes to S&Gs/rulemaking; Monitoring "focal species".
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
Angoon Airport Project
EIS
- Road management
- Facility management
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
01/09/2015
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
12/2015
Expected: 03/2016 07/2016 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
Angoon-Mitchell Bay Outfitter and Guide Environmental Assessment
EA
- Fuels management
- Recreation management
- Land management planning
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/26/2015
Est. Comment Period
04/2015
Expected: 11/2015 12/2015 Darrin Kelly
907-789-6283
comments-alaska-tongass-admiralty-national-monument@fs.fed.us
Description: This project aims to strike a balance between subsistence use resources, wilderness resources, tourism, and the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA), Section 506 (a)(3)(E).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46208
Location: UNIT - Admiralty National Monument. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Juneau. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project includes all National Forest System lands within the village of Angoon and Mitchell, Kanalku and Favorite Bays.
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: 11/2015 06/2016 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
Boom Chain Timber Sale
CE
- Forest products Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2015
Expected: 09/2015 05/2016 Terry Fiske
907-945-1217
tfiske@fs.fed.us
Description: To manage the timber resources and provide an opportunity for small logging companies and sawmill to obtain timber. Harvest approximately 200 thousand board feet of timber from about 60 acres using existing roads.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46344
Location: UNIT - Hoonah Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon. LEGAL - Not Applicable T46S, R63E, Sections 22, 23 & 26 Copper River Meridian.
Eight Fathom Rock Pit
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
12/11/2014
Expected: 05/2015 05/2015 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
Seal Creek Rock Pit
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
02/10/2015
Expected: 01/2016 02/2016 Terry Fiske
907-945-1217
tfiske@fs.fed.us
Description: Expand existing rock pit up to ten acres and 250,000 tons of aggregate material.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46178
Location: UNIT - Hoonah Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon. LEGAL - Not Applicable Seal Creek bulkhead off Freshwater bay.
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: 07/2015 07/2015 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
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
12/09/2014
Expected: 04/2015 06/2015 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
Auk Village Rec Area Parking Improvement
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/01/2013
Expected: 06/2015 06/2016 Ed Grossman
907-789-6237
egrossman@fs.fed.us
Description: Repave the road and install speed bumps, fix bank retention along parking areas, grading parking areas if needed, close an old water well, fix paved surfaces of trails.
Location: UNIT - Juneau Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Juneau. LEGAL - SEC 29, T40S, R65E, CM/ lat 58°22'42" long 134°43'23" 15 miles NW of Juneau on Glacier Highway - Auk Recreation Area road, Juneau Ranger District, Juneau, Alaska
He'en Latinee Meteorological Development
CE
- Research In Progress
Scoping Start
08/18/2014
Expected: 05/2015 06/2015 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.
Kensington 2015 Annual Exploration Plan
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
01/29/2015
Expected: 06/2015 06/2015 Curtis Caton
907-789-6273
curtislcaton@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=46215
Location: UNIT - Juneau Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Juneau. LEGAL - Not Applicable Exploration will occur on patented claims in the immediate Kensington Mine area, and on unpatented claims in the Juneau-Skagway IRA #301.
Lena Beach Recreation Area Renovation
EA
- Road management
- Recreation management
- Facility management
In Progress
Comment Period
02/27/2015
Expected: 06/2015 08/2015 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: 06/2015 07/2015 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
09/2015
Expected: 11/2015 05/2016 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
Comment Period
02/03/2015
Expected: 06/2015 08/2015 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 Cancelled 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 Skaters 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
Margaret Wildlife Observation Enhancements
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Comment Period
11/25/2014
Expected: 03/2015 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
Saddle Lakes Timber Sale
EIS
- Forest products In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
09/12/2014
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
04/2015
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.
Swan Lake Hydroelectric License Amendment Special Use Authorization
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/26/2014
Est. Comment Period
05/2015
Expected: 10/2015 10/2015 Jeff DeFreest
907-228-4100
jdefreest@fs.fed.us
Description: FERC prepared an EA to consider the consequences of adding spillway gates on the Swan Lake Dam to raise the lake level and additional 15 feet. This will result in an inundation of 93 acres 26 of which are on National Forest System lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46991
Location: UNIT - Ketchikan - Misty Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Ketchikan Gateway. LEGAL - Not Applicable Swan Lake Hydroelectric facility is located on Revillagigedo Island at the head of Carroll Inlet,about 22 miles northeast of the City of Ketchikan.
Tongass National Forest, Petersburg Ranger District R10 - Alaska Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
East Ohmer Creek Restoration
EA
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/09/2015
Est. Comment Period
05/2015
Expected: 09/2015 07/2016 Heath Whitacre
907-772-5925
hwhitacre@fs.fed.us
Description: Propose instream and riparian restoration on approximately 1.1 miles of East Ohmer Creek and Lumpy Creek, a medium-sized tributary to East Ohmer. Improve flood lain condition and stability through placements of wood and excavated material on 20 ac.
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.
Kake to Petersburg Transmission Line Intertie Project
EIS
- Special use management In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
12/29/2014
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
07/2015
Expected: 09/2015 10/2015 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
On Your Own Adventures, LLC
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: N/A Russell Beers
907-772-5940
rbeers@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal includes filming an unguided black bear hunt. The use of Big John Bay FS recreation use cabin may occur. Filming would involve 1 hunter and 1 camera operator on NFS lands. Not sets or props would be used and no ground disturbing activity.
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Not Applicable West shore of Kupreanof Island from Hamilton Bay to Summit Island
Petersburg Ranger District Riparian Thinning
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/18/2014
Expected: 04/2015 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.
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
- Forest products In Progress
Scoping Start
01/06/2015
Est. Comment Period
04/2015
Expected: 08/2015 04/2016 Thomas Witherspoon
907-747-4213
comments-alaska-tongass-sitka@fs.fed.us
Description: The Sitka Ranger District is proposing to authorize the commercial harvest of 2,000 pounds of spruce tips, with with potential increases after annual review, on US Forest Service lands by the Baranof Island Brewing Co
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45851
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 In Progress
Scoping Start
01/05/2015
Est. Comment Period
04/2015
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
- Special use management
- Recreation management
Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2015
Actual: 04/21/2015
04/2015 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
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/24/2015
Est. Comment Period
05/2015
Expected: 08/2015 08/2015 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
Sitka Young Growth
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period
10/06/2014
Expected: 10/2015 11/2015 Terry Fiske
907-945-1217
tfiske@fs.fed.us
Description: Approximately 340 acres of young growth harvest in the False Island and Corner Bay areas, to provide wood products and manage timber for future yields.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46188
Location: UNIT - Sitka Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Sitka. LEGAL - Not Applicable Roaded portion of False Island and Corner Bay/
Tenakee Peril Strait Thinning Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
02/18/2015
Expected: 04/2015 08/2015 Christopher Leeseberg
907-747-4343
cleeseberg@fs.fed.us
Description: 4,149 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.
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
Improvements for Neck Lake & El Capitan Cave Roads EA (North POW Environmental Study)
EA
- Road management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/05/2015
Est. Comment Period
09/2015
Expected: 12/2015 05/2016 Richard Jacobson
907-826-1626
rjacobson@fs.fed.us
Description: Project analyzes potential improvements to the existing 20.5 miles of road north of the Neck Lake junction. Project runs east to Whale Pass seaplane base and north to El Cap parking lot.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46067
Location: UNIT - Thorne Bay Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Prince of Wales-Outer. LEGAL - T67S R79E; T66S R79E; T66S R78E Project will be in 3 segments: Segment 1 from Neck Lake junction to NFSR 250000 & 300000. Segment 2 north from 3000000 to Whale Pass on 3065000. Segment 3 from Neck Lake to west to El Cap parking lot.
Kahli Cove SUP
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Melanie Slayton
907-828-3249
mslayton@fs.fed.us
Description: Special use permit for upland uses in support of an existing mariculture lease. Upland uses include shoreties, water line, satellite dishes, and an existing foot trail.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=29809
Location: UNIT - Thorne Bay Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Prince of Wales-Outer. LEGAL - Section 31, T 68S, R 79E, CRM Kahli Cove, north of the Community of Naukati, Prince of Wales Island
Kosciusko Vegetation Management and Watershed Improvement Project
EA
- Forest products In Progress
Scoping Start
10/22/2013
Est. Comment Period
06/2015
Expected: 12/2015 04/2016 Delilah Brigham
907-828-3232
dbrigham@fs.fed.us
Description: Manage roughly 1,500 acres of young-growth for multiple resource objectives and harvest an estimated 75 acres of old-growth, to meet Forest Plan objectives and assist in the transition to a young-growth industry.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45037
Location: UNIT - Thorne Bay Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Prince of Wales-Outer. LEGAL - Not Applicable SW Kosciusko Island with an eastern boundary from Holbrook Arm NW to a point just east of the Shipley Bay Log Transfer Facility, following the LUD II Boundary.
Naukati Boat Launch Access Area
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/30/2014
Expected: 05/2015 05/2015 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: 09/2015 10/2015 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
Thorne Bay Sort Yard Mineral Material Sale - Phase 1
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
01/12/2015
Expected: 03/2015 03/2015 Melanie Slayton
907-828-3249
mslayton@fs.fed.us
Description: Commercial mineral material sale of 5,000 cubic yards from the Thorne Bay sort yard. This is phase 1 of a larger proposal to produce, stockpile and sell 250,000 cubic yards of material over the next 10 years.
Location: UNIT - Thorne Bay Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Prince of Wales-Outer. LEGAL - Copper River Meridian, Alaska - T. 71S, R. 84E., Section 28 Thorne Bay Sort Yard
Tongass National Forest, Wrangell Ranger District R10 - Alaska Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
ADF&G Stikine Chinook Salmon Telemetry
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Special use management
Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2015 04/2015 David Rak
907-874-7566
drak@fs.fed.us
Description: During the summers of 2015 and 2016, ADF&G personnel would install, operate and maintain four temporary fixed radio telemetry stations. The equipment at each station to include a receiver, recorder, antennae, energy source, and placement structure.
Location: UNIT - Wrangell Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - T60S, R84E, Sec5 SW 1/4; T59S, R85S, Sec31, SW 1/4; T60S, R85E, Sec 15, NE 1/4; T60S, R86E, Sec 29, NE 1/4. Stikine River between Kakwan Point and the US/Can border
ADFG Tent Platform CE
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2015
Actual: 04/09/2015
05/2015 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 In Progress
Scoping Start
12/19/2014
Est. Comment Period
05/2015
Expected: 09/2015 10/2015 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.
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 Floating Dock
EA
- Recreation management
- Facility management
In Progress
Comment Period
01/01/2015
Expected: 05/2015 05/2015 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
Berg Bay Cabin Replacement
EA
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Dee Galla
907-874-7551
dgalla@fs.fed.us
Description: Replace existing A-frame cabin and toilet with new, regionally approved cabin and toilet.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32289
Location: UNIT - Wrangell Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Latitude, Longitude: 56.3647N, - 132.00693W, NAD 83. Mainland, north shore of Berg Bay
Continuation of Special Use Permits for Private Cabins
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/30/2015
Expected: 08/2015 08/2015 David Rak
907-874-7566
drak@fs.fed.us
Description: Continue authorization of 16 cabins for the next 5 years. Proposed action includes 13 cabins private cabins, 12 of which are within the Stikine-LeConte Wilderness, used for personal recreation and subsistence activities.
Location: UNIT - Wrangell Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Sec17 T60S/R83E; Sec15 T61S/R83E; Sec22 T67S,/R86E; Sec15 T60S/R83E; Sec5 T61S/R83E; Sec5 T60S/R84E; Sec35 T60S/R84E; Sec26 T60S/R83E; Sec18 T60S/R83E, Copper River Meridian Cabins are located within Sec17 T60S/R83E; Sec15 T61S/R83E; Sec22 T67S,/R86E; Sec15 T60S/R83E; Sec5 T61S/R83E; Sec5 T60S/R84E; Sec35 T60S/R84E; Sec26 T60S/R83E; Sec18 T60S/R83E, Copper River Meridian
Navy Timber Sale
EIS
- Forest products Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2015
Actual: 03/10/2009
07/2015 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.
Wrangell District Thinning
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/24/2014
Expected: 04/2015 06/2015 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
04/2015
Expected: 10/2015 03/2016 Andrea Slusser
907-874-7524
andreamslusser@fs.fed.us
Description: Develop/implement multi-year project involving a variety of timber harvest, road construction, forest restoration and enhancement.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34831
Location: UNIT - Wrangell Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project area is Wrangell Island, located within the Wrangell Ranger District of the Tongass National Forest. The community of Wrangell (population 2,500) is located on the island's north end.
Zarembo Minerals Investigation 2015-2016
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
02/13/2015
Expected: 04/2015 04/2015 David Rak
907-874-7566
drak@fs.fed.us
Description: Zarembo Minerals Company, LLC, has filed a Plan of Operations for July 2015 through 2016 for surface drilling and exploration, to include use of a closed road and winter equipment storage.
Location: UNIT - Wrangell Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - T63S, R80E, Sec 8, 9, 16 and 17 Copper River Meridian Federal mining claims, in the NW part of Zarembo Island, south of Zarembo Springs and St. John's Harbor near St. John and Frenchie Creeks: VCUs 456, 457, 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
Scoping Start
07/18/2013
Est. Comment Period
01/2016
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 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.
Dangerous River Boat Launch
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Comment Period
02/13/2015
Expected: 09/2015 03/2016 Teresa Swanson
907-784-3359
taswanson@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of this project is to provide better and safer access to the Dangerous River and up into Harlequin Lake for recreation, subsistence and commercial fishing. Additional parking and turn around space and an outhouse will also be included.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45816
Location: UNIT - Yakutat Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Yakutat. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Dangerous River boat launch is 26 miles SE of Yakutat near the outlet of Harlequin Lake.
Sea Otter Cabin Site Assessment
EA
- Recreation management
- Facility management
On Hold N/A N/A Lee Benson
907-784-3359
labenson@fs.fed.us
Description: Determine location to erect Sea Otter public use recreational log cabin.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37832
Location: UNIT - Yakutat Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Yakutat. Alternative sites on the Yakutat Ranger District include North End of Khantaak Island, Kriwoi Island, Eleanor Island, Cannon Beach, East side of the Dangerous River, or on the Ahrnklin River.
Yakutat Access Travel Management Plan Revision
CE
- Road management
- Recreation management
On Hold N/A N/A Lee Benson
907-784-3359
labenson@fs.fed.us
Description: Revise Yakutat Ranger District Access Travel Management Plan (originally signed in May 2008). Consider additional roads and/or trails to be designated as open for public use
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37831
Location: UNIT - Yakutat Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Yakutat. Yakutat Ranger District
Yakutat Ranger District Carrying Capacity Analysis
EA
- Fuels management
- Regulations, Directives, Orders
- Recreation management
- Land management planning
- Heritage resource management
On Hold N/A N/A Lee Benson
907-784-3359
labenson@fs.fed.us
Description: The Yakutat Ranger District (YRD) is in the process of determineing the recreation visitor capacity for the district. The main purpose is to provide a rationale to guide decision-making for allocating outfitter and guide use across the district.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41048
Location: UNIT - Yakutat Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Yakutat. LEGAL - National Forest System Lands The entire Yakutat Ranger District on the Tongass National Forest in Region 10
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