Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2011 to 06/30/2011
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
Gypsy Moth Management in the United States: A Cooperative Approach
EIS

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/19/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 Noel Schneeberger
610-557-4121
nschneeberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: The USDA Forest Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are analyzing a range of strategies for controlling gypsy moth damage to forests and trees in the United States.
Web Link:  http://www.na.fs.fed.us/wv/eis/
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/25/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
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
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/27/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/2011 
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 04/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
05/2011 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:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/26/2010
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
11/2011 Teresa Trulock
208-935-4256
ttrulock@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service(FS) is considering a land exchange with Western Pacific Timber. The FS would receive approx. 40,000 acres of WPT land in the upper Lochsa River drainage and WPT could receive up to 18,000 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. 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 06/2011 
Expected:01/2013
 
03/2013 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:05/2011
 
05/2011 Risa Devore
208-265-6623
rdevore@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 Juvenile Tree Thinning and White Pine Pruning
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/07/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 Jeffrey Pennick
208-265-6678
jpennick@fs.fed.us 
Description: Thin and/or prune approximately 5,200 acres of juvenile sapling sized stands that were established through planting and natural reforestation means on the Bonners Ferry, Priest Lake and Sandpoint Ranger Districts.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35077
Location: UNIT - Sandpoint Ranger District, Bonners Ferry Ranger District, Priest Lake Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner, Boundary. Various locations on the 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 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
08/2011 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 05/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
10/2011 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
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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/30/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
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:04/2011
 
07/2011 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
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2010 
Expected:05/2011
 
08/2011 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 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
11/2011 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:04/2011
 
05/2011 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 along Meadow Creek Road
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Risa Devore
208-265-6623
rdevore@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.
Various limited timber harvests and fuel reduction projects
CE
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2011 
Expected:08/2011  09/2011 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  Completed  Actual: 03/24/2011  08/2011 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.
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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 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/25/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
04/2011 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.
Devils Elbow Repaving Project
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/03/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
09/2011 Claire Pitner
208-769-3033
cpitner@fs.fed.us 
Description: Repaving of road and parking pads.
Location: UNIT - Fernan Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Kootenai. LEGAL - T51N, R3E, Section 13, B.M., Map #12. North Fork Coeur d'Alene River.
Equity in Potosi
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2011 
Expected:06/2011  06/2011 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 04/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
05/2011 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 07/2011 
Expected:11/2011  12/2011 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.
Hells Canyon Trail
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2011 
Expected:12/2011  09/2012 Andrew Boggs
208-769-3038
aboggs@fs.fed.us 
Description: Trail relocation and bridge construction.
Location: UNIT - Fernan Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Kootenai. LEGAL - T52N, R2W, Sections 27, 28, 34 and 35, B.M., Map #15. Hells Canyon Creek and East Fork of Hayden Creek.
Idaho Fish & Game Trail Creek Facility Authorization
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/01/2010 
Expected:05/2011
 
05/2011 Risa Devore
208-265-6623
rdevore@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.
Last Rainbow
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:05/2011  06/2011 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.
Lone Mountain Thin
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:08/2011  11/2011 Robert Rehnborg
208-769-3054
rrehnborg@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercial thinning of ponderosa pine on approximately 70 acres using ground-based yarding systems.
Location: UNIT - Fernan Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Kootenai. LEGAL - T53N, R4W, Section 27. Lone Mountain Seed Orchard administrative site, within an isolated parcel of NFS land, Map #5.
Medimont Developed Site Rehabilitation
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/17/2010 
Expected:05/2011
 
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.
Moose Drool
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:09/2011  09/2011 Katherine Prussian
208-769-3067
katherineprussian@fs.fed.us 
Description: Watershed Restoration project aimed to improve water quality and stream habitat across 21,600 acres in the upper Little North Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River. Watershed improvement activities include road, riparian area, and in-stream activities.
Location: UNIT - Fernan Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Kootenai. LEGAL - T52N, R1W, BM. Upper Little North Fork Coeur d'Alene River watershed, Map #17.
Pre-commercial Thinning & Pruning
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed  Actual: 02/25/2011  02/2011 Barbara Hansen
208-769-3050
bjhansen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Precommercial thinning and white pine pruning in 31 stands on a total of approximately 792 acres at multiple locations on the Coeur d'Alene River R.D.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34319
Location: UNIT - Fernan Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Kootenai, Shoshone. LEGAL - Multiple locations across the Coeur d'Alene River R.D. Fernan Cr., Yellowbanks Cr., Deception Cr., John Cr., Little NF Coeur d'Alene River, Can Cr., WF Downey Cr., Haystack Cr., and Lost Cr.
Progress Camp Drill Core Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/29/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
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  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/17/2010 
Expected:05/2011
 
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 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/14/2010
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
06/2011 Michael Jow
208-769-3070
mjow@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest stand management, fuel reduction, road construction, road reconstruction and road decommissioning.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=7423
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:04/2011
 
04/2011 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:06/2011
 
06/2011 Risa Devore
208-265-6623
rdevore@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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/17/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33913
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  Completed  Actual: 03/03/2011  03/2011 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
Grandview Resort Permit Reissue
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Granite Creek Large Wood Replenishment Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:11/2011  07/2012 Jill Cobb
208-443-6835
jcobb@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replenish large wood for fish habitat enhancement in both the Washington and Idaho portions of Granite Creek.
Location: UNIT - Priest Lake Ranger District. STATE - Idaho, Washington. COUNTY - Bonner, Pend Oreille. LEGAL - T37N, R45E, Sections 2, 11, 13, 22-24; and T38N, R45E, Sections 26 and 35. W.M. North Fork Granite Creek, South Fork Granite Creek and mainstem Granite Creek. Map #5.
Holmes Private Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/01/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
05/2011 Risa Devore
208-265-6623
rdevore@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue Special Use Permit for for acess to private property over an existing road.
Location: UNIT - Priest Lake Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner. LEGAL - T60N, R5W, SE 1/4, NE 1/4, SE 1/4, Section 4 B.M. Forest Service Road 2519 (Ravin Ranch Road) Map #4.
Lakeshore Trail Rehabilitation
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/01/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 Laura LeMieux
208-443-6817
llemieux@fs.fed.us 
Description: Removal and replace deteriorated creosote-treated puncheon.
Location: UNIT - Priest Lake Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner. LEGAL - T37N, R4W, sections 16, 21, 28, 29 and 32 and T36N, R4W, sections 4, 5 and 8, B.M. Lakeshore trail #294, between Granite and Beaver Creek along the west shore of Priest Lake, Map # 10.
Luby Bay Water Association Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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. Priest Lake, Luby Bay, Map # 23.
Macewan Private Road Special Use Permits
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/01/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
05/2011 Risa Devore
208-265-6623
rdevore@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue Special Use Permit for access to private property over an existing road.
Location: UNIT - Priest Lake Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner. LEGAL - T60N, R5W, SE 1/4, NE1/4, SE1/4 Section 4, B.M. Forest Service Road 2519 (Ravin Ranch Road) Map #4.
Outlet Water Association SUP Amendment
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/01/2010 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 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.
Priest Lake Cattle & Horse Allotment Management Plans Project
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/14/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
05/2011 Nancy Kertis
208-265-6616
nkertis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Livestock grazing
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=16515
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:04/2011
 
06/2011 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:04/2011
 
05/2011 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:11/2011
 
11/2011 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:04/2011
 
05/2011 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, B.M. Priest Lake, 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
Eureka Center Outfitter Guide SUP
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:05/2011  05/2011 Risa Devore
208-265-6623
rdevore@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue permit for guiding children's outdoor activities.
Location: UNIT - Sandpoint Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner, Boundary. Various locations on the Sandpoint Ranger District including Lake Pend Oreille and lakeshore, Gold Hill, Lost Lake, Mineral Point and Upper Pack River.
Hope Sagle Land Exchange
EA
- Land ownership management  Completed  Actual: 03/11/2011  05/2011 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.
Marin's Road Access and Water Transmission Line Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/10/2006 
Expected:07/2011
 
08/2011 Risa Devore
208-265-6623
rdevore@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue of expired Special Use Permit for road access and a water transmission line to new property owner.
Location: UNIT - Sandpoint Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner, Kootenai. LEGAL - T54N, R2W, Section 26, SE1/4SE1/4, BM. Map #15 - Property is in Kootenai County.
Schweitzer HFRA Fuels
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/16/2010
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 05/2011 
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
2011 Precommercial Thinning & Pruning
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/17/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
07/2011 Cornie Hudson
208-245-2531
chudson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approximately 6,300 acres of precommercial thinning with white pine pruning in some areas to be completed in the next five to ten years.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35051
Location: UNIT - Avery Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Benewah, Latah, Shoshone. LEGAL - many sections, townships, and ranges across the St. Joe Ranger District. Across the St. Joe Ranger District.
Charlie Preston
EA
- 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 05/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
10/2011 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., 2.8 mi rd reconstr., 0.6 mi rd decommissioning, 5.0 mi rd storage, 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.
Freezeout Road 301 Maintenance
CE
- Road management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Cornie Hudson
208-245-2531
chudson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Along 18 mi. of Rd 301 standing trees w/in 5 ft of cut & fills would be cut & placed below road to improve maintenance operations & long-term drainage & to provide safer travel. Trees may be used for future aquatic improvement projects.
Location: UNIT - Avery Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - Sec 29-32, T43N, R5E; Sec 25-28, 32, T43N, R4E; Sec 6, T42N, R4E; Sec 1-3, 9, T42N, R3E; Sec 35-36, T43N, R3E, B.M. Map #5 - Freezeout Road 301 between White Rock and Rocky Run Drainage.
Green Slate
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/14/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
08/2011 Cornie Hudson
208-245-2531
chudson@fs.fed.us 
Description: 70 acres of commercial thin with 1/4 mile of temporary road construction
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35039
Location: UNIT - Avery Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - Section 24, T46N, R4E, Boise Meridian. Map #1 - St. Joe Ranger District - Slate Creek Drainage between Mack Gulch and Horn Gulch.
Shadowy St. Joe Dock Replacement
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/19/2009 
Expected:05/2011
 
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 winter 2009-2010.
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.
Snow Peak Communication Building
CE
- Facility management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/20/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
07/2011 Cornie Hudson
208-245-2531
chudson@fs.fed.us 
Description: A pre-fabricated 8-ft X 8-ft building to house communication equipment would be placed east of the existing Snow Peak Lookout. The structure would be delivered and set by helicopter.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34476
Location: UNIT - Avery Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - Section 30, T 43 N, R 31 W, BM. Map #4 - Snow Peak Lookoust.
St. Joe Bridge Replacement #3
CE
- Road management  Completed  Actual: 03/08/2011  08/2011 Cornie Hudson
208-245-2531
chudson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Bridge replacement on Road 1268 across the Little North Fork of the Clearwater River and on Road 320 across Red Ives Creek. Both of these bridges were part of the original St. Joe Remedial Bridge Repair and Replacement Project.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34471
Location: UNIT - Avery Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - Section 15, T43N, R5E, BM; Section 21, T43N, R9E, BM. Map #2 - St. Joe Ranger District - Road 1268 LNF Clearwater & Road 320 Red Ives Creek.
St. Joe Travel Management Plan
EA
- Recreation management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/11/2009 
Expected:06/2011
 
09/2011 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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