Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2010 to 12/31/2010
Idaho Panhandle National Forest

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 Nationwide
R1 - Northern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
R1 - Northern Region, Idaho Panhandle National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R1 - Northern Region, Idaho Panhandle National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R1 - Northern Region, Idaho Panhandle National Forest,  Bonners Ferry Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R1 - Northern Region, Idaho Panhandle National Forest,  Coeur d'Alene Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R1 - Northern Region, Idaho Panhandle National Forest,  Priest Lake Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R1 - Northern Region, Idaho Panhandle National Forest,  Sandpoint Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R1 - Northern Region, Idaho Panhandle National Forest,  St. Joe Ranger DistricT (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

Projects Occurring Nationwide  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 12/18/2009
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2010 
Expected:11/2011
 
12/2011 Larry Hayden
202-205-1559
lhayden@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Department of Agriculture proposes to promulgate a new planning rule, which will set out the process for development, revision, and amendment of National Forest System land management plans.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/planningrule
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Agency-wide Rule.
Nationwide Aerial Application of Fire Retardant on National Forest System Lands.
EIS

           *NEW LISTING*
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/27/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 Glen Stein
208-869-5405
gstein@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service will prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement for the continued nationwide aerial application of fire retardant on National Forest System lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/retardant/index.html
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
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R1 - Northern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Motorized Access Management within the Selkirk and Cabinet-Yaak Grizzly Bear Recovery Zones
EIS
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/12/2009
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
01/2011 Karl Dekome
208-765-7479
kdekome@fs.fed.us 
Description: Preparation of a Supplemental EIS to amend land and resource management plans for the Idaho Panhandle, Kootenai, and Lolo National Forests to address motorized access management within the Selkirk and Cabinet-Yaak Grizzly Bear Recovery Zones.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=24882
Location: UNIT - Idaho Panhandle National Forest All Units, Kootenai National Forest All Units, Lolo National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho, Montana, Washington. COUNTY - Bonner, Boundary, Lincoln, Sanders, Pend Oreille. LEGAL - Northwestern Montana, northern Idaho, and northeastern Washington. Selkirk and Cabinet-Yaak Grizzly Bear Recovery Zones.
Upper Lochsa Land Exchange
EIS
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 12/04/2008
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 10/2010 
Expected:07/2011
 
09/2011 Teresa Trulock
208-935-4256
ttrulock@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service (FS) is considering a land for land exchange with Western Pacific Timber (WPT). The FS would receive approx. 40,000 acres of WPT land in the upper Lochsa River drainage and WPTwould receive approx. 28,000 acres of federal land.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=26227
Location: UNIT - Sandpoint Ranger District, Palouse Ranger District, North Fork Ranger District, Red River Ranger District, Powell Ranger District , Clearwater Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Benewah, Bonner, Clearwater, Idaho, Kootenai, Latah, Shoshone. The lands aquired are in the upper Lochsa River drainage on the border of ID and MT. The federal lands to exchange out of are scattered on the Idaho Panhandle, Clearwater, and Nez Perce NF.
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Idaho Panhandle National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)  

R1 - Northern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Idaho Panhandle and Kootenai National Forest, Forest Plan Revision
EIS
- Land management planning  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 03/10/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2010 
Expected:02/2012
 
03/2012 Linda Clark
208-765-7417
laclark@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest Plan Revision
Location: UNIT - Idaho Panhandle National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Kootenai, Latah, Shoshone. Northern Idaho.
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Idaho Panhandle National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R1 - Northern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Authorization of Frontier Communication's Existing Telephone and Fiber Optic Lines
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/01/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
01/2011 Gianna Vaccaro
208-265-6625
gvaccaro@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special use authorization
Location: UNIT - Sandpoint Ranger District, Bonners Ferry Ranger District, Priest Lake Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner, Boundary. Throughout North Idaho: Bonners Ferry, Priest Lake and Sandpoint Ranger Districts.
North Zone Roadside Salvage
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/17/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2011 
Expected:03/2011
 
05/2011 Barry Wynsma
208-267-6751
bwynsma@fs.fed.us 
Description: Provide community and economic stability and wood products by salvaging dead standing and down timber from alongside roads. Road maintenance consisting of spot gravel placement, removing vegetation from cut/fill slopes, and improve public safety.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29812
Location: UNIT - Sandpoint Ranger District, Bonners Ferry Ranger District, Priest Lake Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner, Boundary. Various road systems on Bonners Ferry, Sandpoint, and Priest Lake Ranger Districts.
Selkirk Mountain Range Winter Travel Plan
EIS
- Recreation management  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 03/08/2007
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2010 
Expected:03/2011
 
06/2011 Gregory Hetzler
208-265-6603
ghetzler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Travel management plan for motorized winter recreation use within the Selkirk Mountain Range on the Bonners Ferry, Priest Lake Ranger District and Sandpoint Ranger District.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=15349
Location: UNIT - Sandpoint Ranger District, Bonners Ferry Ranger District, Priest Lake Ranger District. STATE - Idaho, Washington. COUNTY - Bonner, Boundary, Pend Oreille. Priest Lake, Sandpoint, and Bonners Ferry Ranger Districts.
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Idaho Panhandle National Forest,   Bonners Ferry Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R1 - Northern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Authorization of Existing Communication Tower
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/01/2010  10/2010 Gianna Vaccaro
208-265-6625
gvaccaro@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorization of existing communication tower.
Location: UNIT - Bonners Ferry Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boundary. LEGAL - T 61 N, R 2 E, Section 30, BM. On Black Mountain, Map # 12.
Black Mountain Lookout Tower Relocation
CE
- Facility management   On Hold  N/A  N/A Steven Petesch
208-267-6755
spetesch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Move the Lookout tower from its present location to a new spot approximately 1 mile north on the same ridge line. 1/4 mile of old skid road will be reconstructed to provide access
Location: UNIT - Bonners Ferry Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boundary. LEGAL - T61N, R2E, Sec. 30, BM. Map #6, Black Mountain.
Clark Creek Blow Down
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/30/2010 
Expected:02/2011
 
07/2011 Douglas Nishek
208-267-6765
dnishek@fs.fed.us 
Description: Salvage dead trees that were blown down in a 2005 wind event. The salvaged trees will be used by the Kootenai River Restoration Project to provide woody debris structure to improve fisheries habitat and stabilize the river banks that are eroding.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33490
Location: UNIT - Bonners Ferry Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boundary. LEGAL - Section 34, T63N, R1W, B.M. Northwest of Bonners Ferry in the Clark Creek Drainage.
East Fork Meadow Creek
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/25/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
06/2011 Douglas Nishek
208-267-6765
dnishek@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reduce the hazardous fuels and the risk of high severity fires; create a comprehensive road system that provides access to the area for vegetation management and fire suppression needs; maintain and improve aquatic habitat and watershed health.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29119
Location: UNIT - Bonners Ferry Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boundary. LEGAL - Sections (or portions of) 13, 24 and 36 in T64N, R1E; Sections 19-21, 28-32, T63N, R2E; Sections 6-8, and 28, T63N, R2E of the Boise Meridian. Map #9 - Bonners Ferry Ranger District.
Elk Mountain Farms Water Diversion and Transmission Special Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
06/2011 Risa Devore
208-265-6623
rdevore@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a Special Use Permit for maintenance and use of an existing water system.
Location: UNIT - Bonners Ferry Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boundary. LEGAL - Section 22, T64N, R1W, B.M. Fisher Creek drainage. Map #33.
Leonia
EA
- Forest products  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/29/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2011 
Expected:03/2011
 
09/2011 Jennifer Borg
208-267-6758
jborg@fs.fed.us 
Description: Vegetation and fire regime restoration
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31989
Location: UNIT - Bonners Ferry Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boundary. LEGAL - National Forest System lands in Sections 6, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29, T61N, R3E of the Boise Meridian. Leonia Knob at approximately 11 miles up Katka Road, west of the Kootenai River and east of Gable Creek in the Lower Boulder Creek and Kootenai River above Bonners Ferry watersheds. Map #2.
Matthews Private Road Access
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/01/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
11/2010 Risa Devore
208-265-6623
rdevore@fs.fed.us 
Description: Road access to private inholding on existing road in Section 11, T63N, R2E, B.M.
Location: UNIT - Bonners Ferry Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boundary. LEGAL - Sections 11 &14; T63N; R2E. BM. Map #13.
Northern Lights' Amendment 21
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/01/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
10/2010 Gianna Vaccaro
208-265-6625
gvaccaro@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installing one pole and anchor.
Location: UNIT - Bonners Ferry Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boundary. LEGAL - T 65 N, R 2 E, Section 14, NE 1/4 SW 1/4, BM. By Copper Creek Campground and Moyie River, Map # 24.
Northern Lights' Amendment along Meadow Creek Road
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:10/2010  10/2010 Gianna Vaccaro
208-265-6625
gvaccaro@fs.fed.us 
Description: Provide electrical services to a residence.
Location: UNIT - Bonners Ferry Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boundary. LEGAL - T36N, R2E, Section 16, B.M. Along Meadow Creek Road. Map #1.
Renewal of Butters' Access Road and Bridge
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/17/2010  09/2010 Gianna Vaccaro
208-265-6625
gvaccaro@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of Butters' Access Road and Bridge
Location: UNIT - Bonners Ferry Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boundary. LEGAL - T 65 N, R 2 E, Section 20, SE 1/4 SE 1/4, and Section 21, SW 1/4 SW1/4, B.M. Map # 27.
Renewal of Road Access by Old Highway 95
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/08/2010  08/2010 Gianna Vaccaro
208-265-6625
gvaccaro@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of road access.
Location: UNIT - Bonners Ferry Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boundary. LEGAL - T 64 N, R 1 E, Section 9, W 1/2 SW 1/4. Map # 28.
Various limited timber harvests and fuel reduction projects
CE
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:12/2010  01/2011 Barry Wynsma
(208)267-6751
bwynsma@fs.fed.us 
Description: Currently unidentied CE opportunities
Location: UNIT - Bonners Ferry Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boundary. Bonners Ferry RD.
Walkington/Bodkin Road Access Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/30/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
01/2011 Risa Devore
208-265-6623
rdevore@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorization of a road to access a two private properties. Access will be on NFS Road 2517H
Location: UNIT - Bonners Ferry Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boundary. LEGAL - T. 65 N., R. 2 E., Sections 14 and 23, BM. Map #14 - Bonners Ferry RD.
Wray's Buried Water Transmission Line Authorization
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/01/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
10/2010 Gianna Vaccaro
208-265-6625
gvaccaro@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of existing water transmission line.
Location: UNIT - Bonners Ferry Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boundary. LEGAL - T 62 N, R 3 E, Section 4, NW 1/4, SE 1/4, BM. T 62 N, R 3 E, Section 4, NW 1/4, SE 1/4 Map # 32.
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Idaho Panhandle National Forest,   Coeur d'Alene Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R1 - Northern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
4th of July Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoe Area
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:12/2010  12/2010 Michael Leverick
208-769-3013
mleverick@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special Use Permit and Challenge Cost Share Agreement allowing grooming of Nordic Ski trails, closure of Road 614 only when the route is being groomed for Nordic ski and snowshoe use, with a continued area closure prohibiting motorized use.
Location: UNIT - Wallace Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - T49N, R2W, Sections 1, 2 and 11-14, B.M., Map #8. South of Interstate 90 at 4th of July Pass.
Barney Thin
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  On Hold  N/A  N/A Robert Rehnborg
208-769-3054
rrehnborg@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercially thin to promote western larch on approximately 70 acres, resulting in an estimated 350 mbf of timber volume. Skyline and tractor yarding will be used, requiring 1/2 mile of temporary road construction and 2 miles of road reconstruction.
Location: UNIT - Fernan Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Kootenai. LEGAL - Sections 27, 28, 33, 34; T52N, R1W, B.M. Map #4 - Barney Creek drainage north of Walker Saddle.
Coal Creek Trail Bridge
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/08/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
10/2010 Ian Cotter
208-769-3066
icotter@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replacement of a trail bridge.
Location: UNIT - Wallace Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - T50N, R3E, Sec. 31, B.M. (Map #5). On Trail 41 south of the North Fork Coeur d'Alene River.
Coeur d'Alene River Big Game Outfitters Outfitter Guide Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/15/2010  09/2010 Claire Pitner
208-769-3033
cpitner@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of permit authorizing outfitting and guiding services.
Location: UNIT - Wallace Ranger District, Fernan Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Kootenai, Shoshone. LEGAL - From T50N to T42N and R1W to R5E, B.M. North Fork Coeur d'Alene River and Independence Creek drainages.
Equity in Potosi
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:12/2010  05/2011 Mindy Vogel
208-765-7452
msvogel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Excavate 140 sq. ft. panel to bedrock and haul pay gravel offsite (private) to process for gold
Location: UNIT - Wallace Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - Sec10, T49N, R4E, BM. Potosi Gulch in the Trail Creek drainage, along Kings Pass Hwy (#605), Map #10.
Fern Hardy HFRA Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/30/2010
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 11/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
01/2011 Lauren Goschke
208-769-3046
lgoschke@fs.fed.us 
Description: Focus on fuels reduction and stand improvement in and around the Wildland Urban Interface, with possible watershed restoration or wildlife habitat improvement activities.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30074
Location: UNIT - Fernan Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - T49N, R1W and R1E; T40N, R1W, B.M. Map #11. Fern and Hardy Creek drainages.
Fernan Rod & Gun Club Permit Re-Issue
EA
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:02/2011  03/2011 Debbie Butler
(208) 443-6822
dabutler@fs.fed.us 
Description: To authorize the continued operation and maintenance of a target range. The target range has operated under the special use permit since 1990. Permit may be issued for up to a 20-year term.
Location: UNIT - Fernan Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Kootenai. LEGAL - T50 N, R3W, NE1/4, NW1/4 Section 2, B.M., Map #3. Fernan Hill/Smith Gulch.
Glidden Lake Rehabilitation Project
CE
- Recreation management
- Watershed management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Andrew Boggs
208-769-3038
aboggs@fs.fed.us 
Description: Activities are proposed to repair damage to the lake's shoreline caused by heavy and unrestricted recreation use, and to prevent further degradation by designating access routes and campsites where damage can be minimized.
Location: UNIT - Wallace Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - T48N, R6E, parts of sections 7, 8, and 18, B.M. Map #15 - Glidden Lake, one mile west of Burke Summit.
Idaho Fish & Game Trail Creek Facility Authorization
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/01/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
11/2010 Gianna Vaccaro
208-265-6625
gvaccaro@fs.fed.us 
Description: Occupying facility.
Location: UNIT - Fernan Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - T52N, R2E, sec. 19, B.M., Map #1. Trail Creek drainage, adjacent to Forest Service Road 422.
Kerr Waterline CE/DM
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Patricia Cook
208-769-3015
pmcook@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install 6-inch PVC sleeve over existing waterline to facilitate maintenance of waterline without future disturbance of Tepee Creek.
Location: UNIT - Fernan Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Kootenai. LEGAL - T52N, R2E, section 19, B.M. Map #17 - Tepee Creek.
Lake Elsie Developed Site Rehabilitation
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 07/11/2010  07/2011 Claire Pitner
208-769-3033
cpitner@fs.fed.us 
Description: Repair resource damage that has occurred as a result of heavy recreational use around Lake Elsie and Trail 106, and protect area by designating campsites, establishing parking areas, and creating day use areas.
Location: UNIT - Wallace Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - T48N, R3E, NE 1/4 Section 13, B.M. Big Creek drainage, southern terminus of Road 2354, Map #22.
Last Rainbow
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:12/2010  05/2011 Mindy Vogel
208-765-7452
msvogel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Excavate ~35 sq. ft. panel to bedrock and dredge inside hole
Location: UNIT - Wallace Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - Sec 11, T49N, R4E, BM. Last Creek in the Trail Creek drainage, along Kings Pass Hwy (#605), Map #16.
Medimont Developed Site Rehabilitation
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:12/2010  06/2011 Claire Pitner
208-769-3033
cpitner@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improve Medimont Boat Launch facility by paving road and parking area, decommissioning illegal route from parking lot, installing concrete boat ramp, and installing outhouse.
Location: UNIT - Fernan Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Kootenai. LEGAL - T48N, R2W, Sec. 28, B.M. South of Killarney Lake, Map #24.
Mineral Ridge Drill Core Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 09/29/2010  09/2010 Mindy Vogel
208-765-7452
msvogel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Exploration drill holes at four sites for gold potential. Extension of Golden Reward CE (2007-08).
Location: UNIT - Wallace Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - T50N, R5E, Sections 15 and 16, BM; Map #12. Toboggan Creek drainage (on Forest Road 1551) and Cabin Creek drainage (on Forest Road 3019).
Progress Camp Drill Core Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/29/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
06/2011 Mindy Vogel
208-765-7452
msvogel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Lode mineral exploration consisting of drill holes in five different sites.
Location: UNIT - Wallace Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - T50N, R5E, Section 19 and T50N, R4E, Section 10, BM. Map #7 - E. Fk. of Eagle Creek near Oregon Gulch and N. Fk. of the Coeur d'Alene River just upriver from the Shoshone Work Center.
Rainy Hill Developed Site Rehabilitation
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:12/2010  06/2011 Claire Pitner
208-769-3033
cpitner@fs.fed.us 
Description: Repair resource damage and provide camping at Rainy Hill by improving the road and parking area, blocking off illegal routes, and designating camping areas.
Location: UNIT - Fernan Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Kootenai. LEGAL - T48N, R2W, Section 28, B.M. South of Killarney Lake, Map #23.
Red Beauty HFRA Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:06/2011  06/2011 Michael Jow
209-586-3234
mjow@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest stand management, fuel reduction, road construction, road reconstruction and road decommissioning.
Location: UNIT - Fernan Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Kootenai. LEGAL - T48 and 49N, R2 and 3W, B.M. Map #13 - Coeur d'Alene River Ranger District.
Red Horse Mountain Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/01/2009 
Expected:12/2010
 
01/2011 Risa Devore
208-265-6623
rdevore@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of expired permit authorizing outfitting and guiding services for up to a ten-year term.
Location: UNIT - Fernan Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Kootenai. LEGAL - T53N, R2W; and T52N, R2W and R3W; and T51N, R1W, R2W, R3W; and T50N, R1E, R1W, R2W, R3W; and T49N, R1E, R1W, R2W, R3W; and T48N, R3W, B.M.; and Sect. 19, T48N, R2W; and Secs. 23 and 24, T48N, R3W, B.M. National Forest lands within Idaho Outfitter and Guide License areas 14471-02 in Game Unit 3.
Reissuance of Kootenai Electric Cooperative's Authorization
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/01/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
11/2010 Gianna Vaccaro
208-265-6625
gvaccaro@fs.fed.us 
Description: Maintenance of electrical rights-of-way
Location: UNIT - Fernan Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Kootenai. LEGAL - T48N, R2W, sec. 28; T48N, R4W, sec. 25; T50N, R3W, sec. 3, 4; T51N, R3W, sec. 1, 11, 23; T51N, R4W, sec. 34; T53N, R4W, sec. 27; T54N, R2W, sec. 14, 22, 26, 27, BM. Multiple locations on the District.
Steamboat Aquatic Restoration Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Road management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A John Ruebke
(208) 769-3019
jruebke@fs.fed.us 
Description: Upgrade culverts on open roads, decommission (by removing culvert) on closed roads, reroute segments of encroaching roads, and fish habitat rehabilitation
Location: UNIT - Wallace Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - T51N, R2E, Sec 1-6, 8-16, 23 & 24; T51N, R3E, Sec 5-7, 18 & 19; T52N, R1E Sec 24, 25; T52N, R2E, Sec 9, 10, 14-36; T52N, R3E, Sec 30-32, B.M. Map #6 - Steamboat and Scott Creek drainages.
Upper River Burning
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:03/2011  05/2011 Sarah Jerome
208-783-2109
sjerome@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would reduce fuels at a landscape scale, while maintaining and improving the quality and quantity of big game forage.
Location: UNIT - Wallace Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - T54N, R2E, R3E; T53N, R2E, R3E; T52N, R1E, R2E, R3E; T51N, R4E, R5E, BM. Headwater drainages of the North Fork of the Coeur d'Alene River and Lost Creek, Map #18.
Yew Bough Tip Collection
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:12/2010  12/2010 Michael Leverick
208-769-3013
mleverick@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analysis of potential effects of harvesting 5,000 to 10,000 pounds of yew bough tips annually over the next 5 to 10 years, for use in medicinal herbs.
Location: UNIT - Wallace Ranger District, Fernan Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Kootenai, Shoshone. Several specific locations on the Coeur d'Alene River Ranger District.
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Idaho Panhandle National Forest,   Priest Lake Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R1 - Northern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Authorization for Kacalek's Existing Buried Water Transmission Line and Well Building
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/16/2010  09/2010 Gianna Vaccaro
208-265-6625
gvaccaro@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorization for Kacalek's Existing Buried Water Transmission Line and Well Building
Location: UNIT - Priest Lake Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner. LEGAL - T 61 N, R 5 W, Section 11, SW1/4, SE 1/4, SE 1/4, BM. Map # 10.
Bradbury's Existing Water Transmission Line Authorization
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 08/08/2010  08/2010 Gianna Vaccaro
208-265-6625
gvaccaro@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorization of existing water transmission line.
Location: UNIT - Priest Lake Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner. LEGAL - T 60 N, R 4 W, Section 31, SW 1/4. T 60 N, R 4 W, Section 31, SW 1/4 Map # 19.
Grandview Resort Permit Reissue
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/01/2009 
Expected:01/2011
 
01/2011 Debbie Butler
(208) 443-6822
dabutler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Continue operation and maintenance of one cabin (#11) located on NFSL. The Grandview cabin has operated under permit since 1970. The remainder of the resort is on private property.
Location: UNIT - Priest Lake Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner. LEGAL - T61N, R4W, Section 20, BM. Reeder Bay area, just NE of the Ledgewood Recreation Residence Tract. Map #29.
Issuance of Fink's Road Access
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/30/2010  08/2010 Gianna Vaccaro
208-265-6625
gvaccaro@fs.fed.us 
Description: Road Access
Location: UNIT - Priest Lake Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner. LEGAL - T 58 N, R 5 W, Section 34, SW 1/4, BM. Map # 20.
Issuance of Warner's Existing Road Access
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/30/2010  08/2010 Gianna Vaccaro
208-265-6625
gvaccaro@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special use permit
Location: UNIT - Priest Lake Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner. LEGAL - T 61 N, R 5 W, Section 28, NW 1/4 NE 1/4, BM. Map # 22.
Luby Bay Water Association Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/01/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
01/2011 Debbie Butler
(208) 443-6822
dabutler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Continue authorization for operation and maintenance of an existing community water system that serves 18 recreation residences in the Luby Bay Tract.
Location: UNIT - Priest Lake Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner. LEGAL - T 60 N, R 5 W, NW 1/4, NE 1/4, Section 24, B.M. Luby Bay T 60 N, R 5 W, NW 1/4, NE 1/4, Section 24, B.M. Map # 23.
Outlet Campground Renovation
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 09/14/2010  04/2011 Michael Thom
208-443-6839
mthom@fs.fed.us 
Description: Provide a safer camping environment for guests through updating all amenities found within the campground.
Location: UNIT - Priest Lake Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner. LEGAL - T59N, R4W, Section 5 Boise Meridian. Map #4 - Outlet Campground.
Outlet Water Association SUP Amendment
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/01/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
01/2011 Risa Devore
208-265-6623
rdevore@fs.fed.us 
Description: Amend existing Special Use Permit to include a second well, security fencing and improved access to permitted facilities.
Location: UNIT - Priest Lake Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner. LEGAL - E 1/2, NE 1/4, Section 6, T59N, R4W, B.M. Lamb Creek drainage in the vicinity of Outlet Bay. Map #8.
Patterson Waterline Special Use Permit Renewal and Water System Improvement
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/31/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
10/2010 Risa Devore
208-265-6623
rdevore@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue Special Use Permit for water diversion and transmission line. Improvements to the diversion are proposed and if approved, would be implemented after permit is renewed.
Location: UNIT - Priest Lake Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner. LEGAL - NE 1/4, SE 1/4, Section 2, T57N, R5W, Boise Meridian. Map #5 - Steep Creek drainage.
Priest Lake Cattle & Horse Allotment Management Plans Project
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/17/2006
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
11/2010 Nancy Kertis
208-265-6616
nkertis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Livestock grazing
Location: UNIT - Priest Lake Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner. LEGAL - BM, T57N, 58N, 59N, 60N, R5W; T57N , R6W; WM, T33N, 34N, R45E; T33N, 34N, 35N, 36N, R46E. Boswell, Four Corners, Lamb Creek, Lower Squaw Valley, Moores Creek, and Upper Squaw Valley allotments.
Priest River Experimental Forest (PREF) TSI Continuing Research
CE
- Forest products  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/17/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
03/2011 Barry Wynsma
208-267-6751
bwynsma@fs.fed.us 
Description: Continue two on-going research timber management projects and initiate one new 5-acre commercial thinning research study in a young white pine stand. Activities include limited timber harvest, timber stand improvement, and biomass thinning.
Location: UNIT - Priest Lake Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner. LEGAL - Sections 26 and 27, T58N, R4W, B.M. Immediately adjacent to PREF headquarters administrative site, near Benton Creek. Map #25.
Priest River Valley Backcountry Horsemen (PRVBCH), Recreation Event Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/01/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
01/2011 Debbie Butler
(208) 443-6822
dabutler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Five-year renewal to continue 2 annual equestrian events held on the Pee Wee/Steep Creek Trail System.
Location: UNIT - Priest Lake Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner. LEGAL - T 57 N, R 4 W, Section 18, 13, 12, and 11, BM. Pee Wee Trail # 178, Steep Creek Trail # 177, John Wayne Trail # 176 and Quartz View Trail # 179. Map # 26.
Solo Quartz Crystal Management Area
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/27/2009 
Expected:07/2011
 
07/2011 Mindy Vogel
208-765-7452
msvogel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Setting up management parameters for removing crystal material from the site
Location: UNIT - Priest Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - T34N R45E Section 1, Willamette Meridian. Map #16 - Solo Creek drainage approximately one mile up the 659 road.
Vinther/Nelson, Inc. Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/01/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
01/2011 Debbie Butler
(208) 443-6822
dabutler@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of the project is to continue providing caretaker and public interpretive services for the cabin and other outdoor displays. The cabin is listed on the National Register of Historic places. This is a 10-year permit.
Location: UNIT - Priest Lake Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner. LEGAL - T 60 N, R 4 W, NE 1/4, SE 1/4, Section 3. Eightmile Island, Map # 31.
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Idaho Panhandle National Forest,   Sandpoint Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R1 - Northern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Authorization of Korte's Road Access
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/01/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
10/2010 Gianna Vaccaro
208-265-6625
gvaccaro@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorization of road access
Location: UNIT - Sandpoint Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner. LEGAL - T 55 N, R 2 E, Section 36, NE 1/4, SE 1/4. Near Twin Creek Map # 17.
End of Road Property Owners Association Private Road Special Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
11/2010 Risa Devore
208-265-6623
rdevore@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a special use permit for access to two private properties on an existing road.
Location: UNIT - Sandpoint Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner. LEGAL - T57N, R1W, Section 32, B.M. Existing road on NFS land in the vicinity of Bottle Bay. Map #7.
Hope Sagle Land Exchange
EA
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/17/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
12/2010 Nancy Kertis
208-265-6616
nkertis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Land exchange
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=13049
Location: UNIT - Sandpoint Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner. LEGAL - Various parcels on Sandpoint Ranger District. Sandpoint Ranger District.
Issuance of Taylor's Existing Road Access
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/17/2010  10/2010 Gianna Vaccaro
208-265-6625
gvaccaro@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special use permit
Location: UNIT - Sandpoint Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner. LEGAL - T 55 N, R 3 W, Section 13, NW 1/4, BM. Map # 21.
Marin's Road Access and Water Transmission Line Renewal
CE
- Special use management   On Hold  N/A  N/A Risa Devore
208-265-6623
rdevore@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of road access and water transmission line
Location: UNIT - Sandpoint Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner. LEGAL - T54N, R2W, Section 26, SE1/4SE1/4, BM. Map #15 - Sandpoint Ranger District.
Mickinnick Trail Phase II
CE
- Recreation management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A MaryAnn Hamilton
208-265-6624
mhamilton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Trail expansion - reconstruction and construction
Location: UNIT - Sandpoint Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner. LEGAL - T57N, R2W, Section 5, B.M. Map #11 - Mickinnick Trail.
Schweitzer HFRA Fuels
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/16/2010
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 04/2011 
Expected:02/2012
 
08/2012 Jennifer Borg
208-267-6758
jborg@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fuels treatment, timber harvest, and temporary road construction.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32709
Location: UNIT - Sandpoint Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner. LEGAL - Sections 26, 27, and 34, T 58 N, R 2 W, B.M. Sand Creek and Schweitzer Creek, Map # 30.
Talache-Cape Horn Trails
EA
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A MaryAnn Hamilton
208-265-6624
mhamilton@fs.fed.us 
Description: NEPA analysis for motorized trail system. Includes proposal to identify routes, eliminate routes, combine routes and construct new trailhead
Location: UNIT - Sandpoint Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner. LEGAL - T55N, R2W, Sections 1, 11, 12, 13, 14, 26, 35; T54N, R2W, Sections 2, 14, 22, 26, 27, BM. Map #18 - Sandpoint Ranger District.
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Idaho Panhandle National Forest,   St. Joe Ranger DistricT (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R1 - Northern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Charlie Preston
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/03/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
08/2011 Cornie Hudson
208-245-2531
chudson@fs.fed.us 
Description: 1,625 ac timber harvest, 82 ac Rx burn, 5.4 mi. system rd constr., 1.1 mi temp rd constr., 1.9 mi rd reconstr., 1.5 mi rd decommissioning, 2.2 mi rd storage, 5 mi riparian planting and LWD placement, 5 culvert replacements, fuel treatment, planting
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33536
Location: UNIT - St. Maries Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Benewah. LEGAL - T43N, R2W, sections 3, 4, 9, 10, 14-16, 20- 23-28, 34, 35, BM. Map #12 - St. Joe Ranger District - Charlie Creek drainage in the area from the Fagan Creek drainage to the Hume Creek drainage.
Motor Creek Falls Trail Construction
CE
- Recreation management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Tracy Gravelle
(208)245-6207(A)
tgravelle@fs.fed.us 
Description: 400 feet of day-use, hiker-only trail construction to a waterfall.
Location: UNIT - Avery Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - Section 25, T46N, R5E, BM. Map #4 - St. Joe Ranger District, Motor Creek, 7 miles up the North Fork of the St. Joe from Avery.
Rochat Creek Shrubfield Burning
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 08/19/2010  03/2011 Breck Hudson
208-245-6012
bhudson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Shrubfield burning on 103 acres in collaboration with Benewah County's work on private land to extend a fuelbreak adjacent to the St. Maries municipal watershed
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30038
Location: UNIT - St. Maries Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Benewah. LEGAL - Section 4, T46N, R1W, BM. Map #9 - Rochat Creek on the St. Joe Ranger District.
Shadowy St. Joe Dock Replacement
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/19/2009 
Expected:11/2010
 
07/2011 Mary Price
208-245-6022
mprice@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replacement of Shadowy St. Joe Campground docks on the St. Joe River that were damaged last winter.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29986
Location: UNIT - St. Maries Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Benewah. LEGAL - Section 19, T46N, R1E, BM. Map #3 - Shadowy St. Joe Campground.
St. Joe Remedial Bridge Repair & Replacement #2
CE
- Road management  Completed  Actual: 09/30/2010  08/2011 Cornie Hudson
208-245-2531
chudson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Repair and replacement of bridges in various locations on the St. Joe Ranger District. These bridges cross streams that are occupied by bull trout.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32275
Location: UNIT - Avery Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - S15,17, T43N, R5E; S17,26, T43N, R10E; S21, T43N, R9E, BM. Rd 320 at Heller & Red Ives Cks; Rd 715 at St. Joe River; Rds 301 and 1268 at LNF Clearwater River.
St. Joe Travel Management Plan
EA
- Recreation management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/11/2009 
Expected:11/2010
 
03/2011 Mary Price
208-245-6022
mprice@fs.fed.us 
Description: Designating roads and trails for public motorized vehicle use on the St. Joe Ranger District.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=26188
Location: UNIT - St. Maries Ranger District, Avery Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Benewah, Clearwater, Latah, Shoshone. St. Joe Ranger District including Avery RD & St. Maries RD.
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