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.

Report Contents (click to jump to a section):
- Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)
- Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Ashton-Island Park Ranger District
- Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Dubois Ranger District
- Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Montpelier Ranger District
- Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Palisades Ranger District
- Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Soda Springs Ranger District
- Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Teton Basin Ranger District
- Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Westside Ranger District


Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Amendments to Land Management Plans Regarding Sage-grouse Conservation
EIS

   *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Land management planning
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
11/21/2017
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
06/2018
Expected: 01/2019 02/2019 John Shivik
801-625-5667
johnashivik@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service is considering amending its land management plans to address new and evolving issues arising since implementing sage-grouse plans in 2015. This project is in cooperation with the USDI Bureau of Land Management.
Web Link: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r4/home/?cid=stelprd3843381
Location: UNIT - Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest All Units, Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest All Units, Ashley National Forest All Units, Boise National Forest All Units, Bridger-Teton National Forest All Units, Dixie National Forest All Units, Fishlake National Forest All Units, Manti-La Sal National Forest All Units, Salmon-Challis National Forest All Units, Sawtooth National Forest All Units, Caribou-Targhee National Forest All Units, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest All Units, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache All Units. STATE - Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming. COUNTY - Adams, Blaine, Bonneville, Camas, Caribou, Cassia, Elmore, Fremont, Madison, Beaverhead, Deer Lodge, Churchill, Clark, Elko, Eureka, Humboldt, Lincoln, Nye, Pershing, Washoe, White Pine, Beaver, Box Elder, Cache, Carbon, Daggett, Davis, Duchesne, Emery, Garfield, Grand, Iron, Juab, Kane, Millard, Morgan, Piute, Rich, Salt Lake, San Juan, Sanpete, Sevier, Summit, Tooele, Uintah, Utah, Wasatch, Washington, Wayne, Weber, Albany, Campbell, Carbon, Converse, Crook, Laramie, Lincoln, Natrona, Niobrara, Platte, Sublette, Teton, Weston, Jackson, Moffat, Routt. LEGAL - Not Applicable Sagebrush lands in National Forests of Nevada, Utah, southern Idaho, southwest Montana, southwest & south-central Wyoming and northern Colorado.
Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide) R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Proposed Targhee Revised Forest Plan Amendment
EIS
- Land management planning On Hold N/A N/A Robert Herzog
208-557-5764
robertdherzog@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposes to amend the 1997 Revised Forest Plan for the Targhee portion of the Forest to address direction for "old-growth" and "late-seral" forested vegetation, snags and wildlife habitat for select cavity-nesting species.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=25461
Location: UNIT - Dubois Ranger District, Ashton-Island Park Ranger District, Palisades Ranger District, Teton Basin Ranger District. STATE - Idaho, Wyoming. COUNTY - Bonneville, Butte, Clark, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Madison, Teton, Lincoln, Teton. LEGAL - Not Applicable Targhee portion of the Caribou-Targhee National Forest
Targhee National Forest Lynx Analysis Units
EIS
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
11/20/2015
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
06/2018
Expected: 09/2018 12/2018 Robert Herzog
208-557-5763
robertdherzog@fs.fed.us
Description: Utilize existing protocols and data to establish Lynx Analysis Units (LAUs) on the Targhee portion of the Forest. The LAUs and identified lynx habitat will be subject to the Northern Rockies Lynx Management Direction.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40275
Location: UNIT - Dubois Ranger District, Ashton-Island Park Ranger District, Palisades Ranger District, Teton Basin Ranger District. STATE - Idaho, Wyoming. COUNTY - Bonneville, Butte, Clark, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Madison, Teton, Lincoln, Teton. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Targhee Planning Area of the Caribou-Targhee National Forest
Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Ashton-Island Park Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Ashton/Island Park Communication Permit Renewals
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2018
Expected: 04/2018 05/2018 Mark Bingman
208-652-1228
mbingman@fs.fed.us
Description: Special use permits for communications facilities at the Big Bend, Phillips, and Sawtell Communication Sites have expired and need to be renewed. The new permits will be issued for a period of 30 years.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53002
Location: UNIT - Ashton-Island Park Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Fremont. LEGAL - T.10N., R43E., Section 19; T.13N., R43E., Section 22; and T.14N., R.42E., Section 1 Big Bend Ridge located on a ridge west of Hwy 20, ~8 mi north of Ashton, ID; Phillips Comm Site located east of Hwy 20 in Island Park, ID & Sawtell Peak Comm Site located ~12 mi NW of Island Park, ID
Ashton/Island Park Eight Allotment Range Grazing Analysis
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period
03/05/2015
Expected: 03/2019 05/2019 Kyle Moore
208-652-5417
kdmoore@fs.fed.us
Description: Analyze and disclose the effects of livestock grazing activities on the Fogg Butte, Ripley Butte, Bootjack, Grandview, Gerritt Meadows, West Lake, Antelope Park and Fall River Cattle and Horse (C&H) Allotments.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46241
Location: UNIT - Ashton-Island Park Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Fremont. LEGAL - Not Applicable Ashton/Island Park Ranger District
Buffalo TSI
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
02/24/2016
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
04/2018
Expected: 09/2018 10/2018 Elizabeth Davy
208-652-7442
edavy@fs.fed.us
Description: The project would precommercially thin ~3900 acs to reduce/prolong the overall susceptibility to mountain pine beetle attacks & crown fires in previously harvested areas. The project would also provide for a variety of products now & in the future.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48629
Location: UNIT - Ashton-Island Park Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Fremont. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Buffalo TSI area is located on the Caribou-Targhee National Forest - Ashton/Island Park Ranger District.
Island Park Office Conveyance
CE
- Facility management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/03/2012
Expected: 06/2018 12/2018 Steve Jenkins
208-557-5792
sljenkins@fs.fed.us
Description: Dispose of the Island Park office with approximately 2 acrs of land as outlined in the Facilities Realignment and Enhancement Act of 2005. Also dispose of all housing, associated garages, outbuildings, and an abandoned sewage lagoon.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41250
Location: UNIT - Ashton-Island Park Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Fremont. LEGAL - T.13N., R.43E., SW 1/4 of Section 27; Boise Meridian - approximately 2 acres Project is located at 3726 Highway 20 near Pond's Lodge in Island Park, ID
T-Mobile Communications Use Lease
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/30/2018
Expected: 05/2018 06/2018 Mark Bingman
208-652-1228
mbingman@fs.fed.us
Description: T-Mobile has submitted a request for a Communications Use Lease at the Phillips Communications Site. The request includes installation of an 11 foot by 20 foot pre-fab concrete equipment shelter and co-location of antennas on the existing tower.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52957
Location: UNIT - Ashton-Island Park Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Fremont. LEGAL - T.13N., R.43E., Section 15 Lot #2 of Phillips Communication Site located near Island Park, Idaho
Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Dubois Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Big Flat Communication
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2018
Expected: 03/2018 03/2018 Mark Bingman
208-382-7422
mbingman@fs.fed.us
Description: Special Use permits for communications facilities at the Big Flat Communication sites have expired and need to be renewed. The new permits will be issued for a period of 30 years.
Location: UNIT - Dubois Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clark. LEGAL - Sec. 26, T. 14 N., R36E.,in Clark County, Idaho Big Flat located on a ridge west of Interstate 15, approximately 11 miles north of Spencer, Idaho
Buckboard Gulch Sage-Grouse Habitat Improvement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
11/01/2016
Expected: 06/2018 07/2018 Sabrina Derusseau
208-558-4202
snderusseau@fs.fed.us
Description: This project removes encroaching Douglas fir in 2400 acres of sagebrush steppe to enhance and restore habitat for Greater Sage-Grouse, pygmy rabbits, and sagebrush songbirds of conservation concern.
Location: UNIT - Dubois Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clark. LEGAL - The legal description is T 12N, R 32E, Sections 4, 5, 8, and 9 and T 13N, R 32E, Sections 28, 31, 232, and 33. This project is located in Medicine Lodge Basin of the Dubois District of the Caribou-Targhee National Forest in Clark County, Idaho.
Eastside Trailhead Improvements
CE
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
On Hold N/A N/A Jeffrey Liday
208-374-5422 ext. 119
jliday@fs.fed.us
Description: Relocate trailheads or perform heavy maintenance at the Bear Gulch, Coal Mine, Pete Creek & Trail Creek trailheads to improve safety and reduce erosion/ sediment loading to streams. Expand surface area and add barriers if needed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35744
Location: UNIT - Dubois Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clark. LEGAL - 019 – Bear Gulch T14N R3W S4NWCorner, 023- Coal Mine T14N R3W S24NWCorner, 010- Pete Creek T14N R4W S23SE Corner, and 029- Trail Creek T14N R3W S4SE corner. Trailheads at the end of forest service roads 019- Bear Gulch, 023- Coal Mine, 010- Pete Creek, and 029- Trail Creek
Kelly Canyon-Indian Creek Grazing Analysis
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period
04/24/2015
Expected: 09/2018 10/2018 Scott McCoy
208-374-5442
comments-intermtn-caribou-targhee-dubois@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of this analysis is to reauthorize livestock grazing and to ensure management is conducted in a manner that maintains and/or moves the natural resources of the project area toward desired conditions and Revised Forest Plan objectives
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46821
Location: UNIT - Dubois Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clark, Lemhi. LEGAL - Not Applicable The allotments are located on National Forest System lands in the Middle Creek and Crooked Creek areas west-northwest of Dubois, Idaho
Kilgore Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
01/10/2018
Expected: 07/2018 07/2018 Diane Wheeler
208-547-1121
dkwheeler@fs.fed.us
Description: A multi-year mineral exploration program within valid mining claims near Kilgore, Idaho.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53163
Location: UNIT - Dubois Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clark. LEGAL - Sections 16-21, and 28-30 of Township 13 North and Range 38 East (Boise Meridian), Clark County, Idaho. Approximately 5 air miles northwest of Kilgore, Idaho.
Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Montpelier Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Lower Valley Energy Natural Gas Pipeline
EIS
- Special use management In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
05/16/2017
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
04/2018
Expected: 09/2018 10/2018 Bryan Fuell
208 5471101
bfuell@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct a fifty mile, eight inch natural gas pipeline between Bear Lake County and Afton, Wyoming. Approximately 20 miles of this pipeline would be on Forest Service lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52624
Location: UNIT - Montpelier Ranger District. STATE - Idaho, Wyoming. COUNTY - Bear Lake, Caribou. LEGAL - Townships 45 and 46 East, Ranges 9, 10, 11, and 13 South; multiple sections A linear corridor (South to North) through; the East side of the Hell Hole IRA, through the Telephone Draw IRA, through the Muddy Pockets area, across Pruess Crk. and then paralleling the Crow Crk. Rd
Montpelier Aspen Retention Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants On Hold N/A N/A Devon Green
208-547-1116
dhgreen@fs.fed.us
Description: A variety of low impact vegetation treatments (such as hand thinning) designed to remove sub-dominate conifers in existing aspen stands. Goal is to improve aspen stands by stimulating regeneration and subsequently improve wildlife habitat.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44161
Location: UNIT - Montpelier Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bear Lake, Caribou. LEGAL - Not Applicable Montpelier Ranger District
Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Palisades Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Burns Canyon Resource Protection Fence
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
06/28/2013
Expected: 07/2018 09/2018 Greg Hanson
208-542-5808
gehanson@fs.fed.us
Description: Build approximately 400 yards of fence across the Ranger Trail to protect sensitive plant populations in the Burns Canyon Allotment. Fences will be barbed wire located entirely in the uplands. The permittee will be responsible for maintenance.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41747
Location: UNIT - Palisades Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonneville. LEGAL - T3N R42E Section 12 West 1/2, Southwest 1/4 Boise Meridian Big Holes Subsection - Northeast of Snake River between Burns and Blacks Canyons
Camp Little Lemhi Parking Lot
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/28/2016
Expected: 11/2018 05/2019 Colby Jacobson
208-547-1106
colbyjjacobson@fs.fed.us
Description: The Boy Scouts of America, permitted by the US Forest Service, propose to grade and gravel an existing log landing for use as a parking lot.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44851
Location: UNIT - Palisades Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonneville. LEGAL - NE1/4, NE1/4, Sec 1, T1S, R44E Located within Camp Little Lemhi permitted area four miles northwest of Palisades Reservoir Dam.
Flatiron Aspen Improvement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
On Hold N/A N/A Spencer Johnston
208-523-1412
sdjohnston@fs.fed.us
Description: Use prescribed fire to treat 1533 acres to improve the declining aspen population and decadent brush species to create a diversity of age classes for wildlife and critical summer range for big game species as well as for public safety.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35468
Location: UNIT - Palisades Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonneville. LEGAL - Not Applicable Unit- Palisades Ranger District. State- Idaho. County-Bonneville. Legal- Township 1N, Range 44E, Sections 19, 20, 28-30. The project area is located 5 miles south of Swan Valley, Idaho.
Fleming Canyon Trail (#4079) Reroute
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2019
Expected: 06/2019 08/2019 David Woodcock
208-523-1412
dwoodcock@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed action would utilize an old sheep herder trail that is already on a fairly sustainable grade and would take minimal work to bring it up to Forest Service standard for a trail class 3 single track motorized trail.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49117
Location: UNIT - Palisades Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Teton. LEGAL - Not Applicable This project is located in the Big Holes Subsection of the Palisades Ranger District, situated at the base of Piney Peak and at the head of the North Fork of Pine Creek drainage.
Lake Canyon Trail (FS#206) Project
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2019
Expected: 04/2019 06/2019 David Woodcock
208-523-1412
dwoodcock@fs.fed.us
Description: Reroute approx. 3/10 of a mile at head of canyon putting it on a grade of 5 to 10%. Close and rehab old segment to eliminate eroding section of trail. Reroute 2/10 of a mile at mid trail to eliminate rock hazards.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49118
Location: UNIT - Palisades Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonneville. LEGAL - Sec. 15, 16, 22, 23, 26, and 27, T1N, R45E Big Hole Subsection: Palisades Creek Drainage, 11 miles SE of Swan Valley Idaho
Palisades Outfitter and Guide Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/27/2016
Expected: 04/2017 05/2017 Colby Jacobson
208-547-1106
colbyjjacobson@fs.fed.us
Description: Renew 10 year outfitter and guide special use permits for McGarry Ranches, The Lodge at Palisades Creek, Hinck's Palisades Creek Ranch, and Wild Man Adventures.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50323
Location: UNIT - Palisades Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonneville, Madison. LEGAL - Not Applicable Throughout the Palisades Ranger District
Rainey Creek Vegetation Restoration Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
On Hold N/A N/A Deborah Flowers
208-354-6630
dmflowers@fs.fed.us
Description: Use prescribed fire and mechanical thinning to improve the vegetative/brush diversity and resilience within juniper and mountain mahogany. Reduce hazardous fuels adjacent to private property and along the Rainey Creek road for public safety.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42907
Location: UNIT - Palisades Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonneville. LEGAL - Not Applicable Township: 2N Range: 44E Sections: 14, 15, 20 - 29 This project is located 2 miles east of Swan Valley.
Salisbury Estates Emergency Escape Route
CE
- Special use management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/13/2016
Expected: 03/2017 07/2017 Martell Gibbons
208-523-1412
mdgibbons@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of this project is to create an emergency escape route on National Forest System (NFS) lands from Salisbury Estates located on private property to the loop road within the Sheep Creek Summer Homes under special use permit with the Forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48480
Location: UNIT - Palisades Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonneville. LEGAL - Not Applicable Project is located in Sheep Creek on NFS lands bordering private property (Salisbury Estates). Project is located outside of Irwin, Idaho.
Snake River Allotment Corral and Fence Changes
EA
- Grazing management
- Land ownership management
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/13/2016
Est. Comment Period
07/2018
Expected: 09/2018 10/2018 Greg Hanson
208-542-5808
gehanson@fs.fed.us
Description: Build a corral on the Flat Iron Unit of the Snake River Cattle Allotment, move one fence line to a better location and add a new fence to keep cattle off of BLM land adjacent to the allotment.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49114
Location: UNIT - Palisades Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonneville. LEGAL - T 1N R 42 E Sec12 &13 T1N R 43E Sec 19 The coral and fences will be along the Snake River Road near Indian Creek and Squaw Creek.
Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Soda Springs Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Dairy Syncline Phosphate Mine
EIS
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
04/13/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
06/2018
Expected: 07/2019 08/2019 Bryan Fuell
208 5471101
bfuell@fs.fed.us
Description: Analyze a proposed new phosphate mine plan and associated projects and infrastructure on existing lease I-28115 and I-0258, encompassing approximately 1,672 acres on lease and approximately 1058 acres off lease. Considers land exchange proposal.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=27958
Location: UNIT - Soda Springs Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bear Lake, Caribou. LEGAL - Portions of T9S, R44E Sections 6, 7, 16-21, 28, 29, 32, 33 East flank of the Aspen Range, approximately 12 miles east of Soda Springs, Idaho.
East Smoky Panel Mine EIS
EIS
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
04/03/2015
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
04/2019
Expected: 04/2019 02/2020 Bryan Fuell
208 5471101
bfuell@fs.fed.us
Description: Analyse a proposed phosphate mine expansion plan and associated projects and infrastructure at the existing J.R. Simplot Company's Smoky Canyon Mine on leases I-26843, I-012890, and I-015259. 710 acres of disturbance on lease, 164 off.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44748
Location: UNIT - Soda Springs Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Caribou. LEGAL - T08S R46E Sections 19, 20, 29, 30, 31, and 32, Boise Meridian The East Smoky Panel of J.R. Simplot's Smoky Canyon Mine is located approximately ten air miles South West of Afton, Wyoming.
Freeman Ridge/Husky 2 Exploration Plan
EA
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A Matthew Wilson
208-478-6352
mmwilson@fs.fed.us
Description: Exploration Drilling of 967 holes to gather information about phosphate reserves on portions of two Federal Phosphate Leases and three off lease areas. Overall disturbance is 168.0 acres.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42793
Location: UNIT - Soda Springs Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Caribou. LEGAL - Not Applicable Approximately 20 miles north East of Soda Springs, Idaho on portions of Federal Phosphate Leases I-08194 (Freeman Ridge) and I-07942 (Husky Unit 2), as well as off-lease areas near these leases
Husky 1 - North Dry Ridge Mine
EIS
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A Bryan Fuell
208 5471101
bfuell@fs.fed.us
Description: Nu-West Industries, Inc., submitted a Mine and Reclamation Plan (MRP) which proposes new open-pit phosphate mining operations on federal leases I-05549, I-8289, I-04 and some adjacent private lands. It also proposes lease mods. and several S.U.A.s.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37878
Location: UNIT - Soda Springs Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Caribou. LEGAL - T. 7 S., R. 44 E., Sections: 16, 17, 20, 21, 28, 33 & 34. T. 8 S., R. 44 E., Sections: 3, 4, 10, 11, 14, 15, 23, 24 & 25. T. 8 S., R. 45 E., Sections: 30, 31 & 32 Proposed mining operations would be located in Caribou County, ID; approximately 15 miles Northeast of Soda Springs, ID.
John Wood Forest Management Project
EIS
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
03/31/2017
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
05/2018
Expected: 12/2018 06/2019 Wayne Beck
208-847-8941
wbeck@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to conduct forest vegetation management activities (mechanical timber harvest and pre-commercial thinning) and road work (temporary and permanent).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50688
Location: UNIT - Soda Springs Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Caribou. LEGAL - T9S, R43E, Sections 4-5 and T8S, R43E, Sections 32-33 Johnson and Wood canyon drainages, located approximately 6 miles east of Soda Springs, Idaho.
Soda Springs Aspen Retention Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants On Hold N/A N/A Devon Green
208-547-1116
dhgreen@fs.fed.us
Description: A variety of low impact vegetation treatments (such as hand thinning) designed to remove sub-dominate conifers in existing aspen stands. Goal is to improve aspen stands by stimulating regeneration and subsequently improve wildlife habitat.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43254
Location: UNIT - Soda Springs Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bear Lake, Bonneville, Caribou. LEGAL - Not Applicable Soda Springs Ranger District
South Soda Sheep Allotments
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period
02/02/2016
Expected: 11/2018 05/2019 Kevin Parker
208-678-0430
kparker@fs.fed.us
Description: Livestock grazing and permit re-administration for multiple allotments on the Soda Springs Ranger District.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43251
Location: UNIT - Soda Springs Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Caribou. LEGAL - R45E, T7S/T8S, multiple sections. NE of Soda Springs and South of Highway 34 on the Webster Mountain Range.
Winschell Dugway Motorized Trail Project
EIS
- Recreation management In Progress
FEIS NOA in Federal Register
01/12/2018
Expected: 04/2018 07/2018 Jessica Taylor
208-557-5837
jessicartaylor@fs.fed.us
Description: This project would establish a motorized ATV route from Morgan Meadows to Caribou City. The project would include:construction of approximately 2.2 miles of new trail; 4.85 miles of trail reconstruction; and the installation of 4 ATV bridges
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48732
Location: UNIT - Soda Springs Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonneville. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project area is located on Caribou Mountain east of Gray's Lake Wildlife Refuge and approximately 45 miles northeast of Soda Springs, Idaho.
Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Teton Basin Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Spring Creek Trail Reroute (Teton Basin Ranger District)
CE
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/02/2018
Expected: 04/2018 06/2018 Joseph McFarlane
(208) 354-2312
jmcfarlane@fs.fed.us
Description: Reroute the severely eroding steep grade with large rocks, to a new lower grade and reclaim the old route.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53467
Location: UNIT - Teton Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Teton. LEGAL - Not Applicable Spring Creek ATV 032 Trail approximately 4 miles east of Driggs, Idaho. Accessed by the Spring Creek Aspen trailhead. Entire project is in Teton County Wyoming
Teton Canyon Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Fuels management In Progress
Comment Period
08/06/2014
Expected: 04/2018 06/2018 Deborah Flowers
208-354-6630
dmflowers@fs.fed.us
Description: Reduce hazardous fuels adjacent to private property, the town of Alta, the Alta municipal water supply, the Treasure Mountain Boy Scout Camp, Teton and Reunion Flats Campgrounds. Improve access along Teton Canyon Road for public safety.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44176
Location: UNIT - Teton Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Teton. LEGAL - T5N, R117W, Secs. 17-20, 29, 30; T5N, R118W, Secs. 13-15, 21-28. This project is located 1.5 miles east of Alta within Teton Canyon.
Teton Canyon Trailhead, Campground and Dispersed Recreation Improvement Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Comment Period
12/09/2017
Expected: 04/2018 06/2018 Joseph McFarlane
208-354-2312
jmcfarlane@fs.fed.us
Description: Reconstruct trailheads, obliterate inappropriate dispersed recreation sites, harden or define properly located high use recreation areas, and direct forest visitors to appropriate developed areas.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52979
Location: UNIT - Teton Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Teton. LEGAL - Not Applicable Project is in Teton Canyon which is East of Driggs, Idaho and Alta Wyoming
Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Westside Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Toponce Habitat Enhancement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/04/2017
Expected: 07/2018 04/2019 Arik Jorgensen
208-236-7540
ajorgensen@fs.fed.us
Description: Improve and maintain aspen and mountain brush habitat for wildlife benefits and manage forest fuels near multiple ownership jurisdictions.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52985
Location: UNIT - Westside Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bannock. LEGAL - T6S R38E Sec. 18-19,24 29-32; T7S R38E Sec. 4-5 The southern end of the project is located 15 miles north of Lava Hot Springs, with the Fort Hall Reservation on the project's northern boundary.
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