Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2012 to 06/30/2012
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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/19/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2011 
Expected:03/2012
 
01/2013 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  Completed  Actual: 03/23/2012  12/2011 Brenda Halter-Glenn
202-260-9400
bhalterglenn@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  Completed  Actual: 12/13/2011  01/2012 Glen Stein
801-200-2703
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
Upper Lochsa Land Exchange
EIS
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/18/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
02/2013 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 would recieve an equal value of Forest Service land in north Idaho.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.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 to acquire 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's.
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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
IPNF Noxious Weed Treatment Project
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 10/28/2011
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 07/2012 
Expected:02/2013
 
06/2013 David Cobb
208-443-6854
dcobb@fs.fed.us 
Description: Management of non-native invasive plant species utilizing herbicides, biological control agents, cultural and mechanical methods for weed control.
Location: UNIT - Idaho Panhandle National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho, Montana, Washington. COUNTY - Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Kootenai, Latah, Shoshone, Lincoln, Sanders, Pend Oreille. Various locations across the forest.
Idaho Panhandle and Kootenai National Forest, Forest Plan Revision
EIS
- Land management planning  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/13/2012
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
03/2013 Kent Wellner
208-265-6601 / 208-443-6801
kwellner@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest Plan Revision
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=894
Location: UNIT - Idaho Panhandle National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Kootenai, Latah, Shoshone. Northern Idaho.
NIC Outfitter Guide Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:04/2012  05/2012 Claire Pitner
208-769-3033
cpitner@fs.fed.us 
Description: North Idaho College (NIC) has requested a temporary Outfitter Guide Special Use Permit to conduct guided activities such as cross-country skiing, avalanche education, kayaking, fly-fishing, hiking, biking and camping on the CDA River RD.
Location: UNIT - Idaho Panhandle National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kootenai, Shoshone. LEGAL - Multiple across the IPNFs. Specific open system trails, access sites, and dispersed campsites across the Idaho Panhandle National Forests.
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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:12/2012
 
06/2013 Leann Maupin
208-765-7275
lmaupin@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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/21/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
07/2012 Anita Hanson
208-267-6761
achanson@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/nepa_project_exp.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  On Hold  N/A  N/A Michael Thom
208-443-6839
mthom@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/nepa_project_exp.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
Boundary County Translator District - Moyie Repeater Site
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/02/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
08/2012 Leann Maupin
208-765-7275
lmaupin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace current 40' guyed pole and 600 watt windmill with a 30' tower and 1000 watt windmill. Remove eight 25 gallon propane canisters. Repair access trail.
Location: UNIT - Bonners Ferry Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boundary. LEGAL - T64N, R2E, section 12, BM. Moyie Repeater Site - access is via Road 2517 Map #4.
Elk Mountain Farms Water Diversion and Transmission Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2010 
Expected:04/2012
 
04/2012 Leann Maupin
208-765-7275
lmaupin@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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/17/2011 
Expected:04/2012
 
05/2012 Jennifer Anderson
208-267-6758
jlanderson02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Vegetation and fire regime restoration
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.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.
Northern Lights Amendment No. 28
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/02/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
09/2012 Leann Maupin
208-765-7275
lmaupin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace 900' of underground cable with a 3" conduit to feed cable through to the Black Mountain communication site.
Location: UNIT - Bonners Ferry Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boundary. LEGAL - T61N, R2E, section 30, BM. Black Mountain. Map #7.
Northern Lights, Inc., Robinson Lake Campground
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:06/2012  07/2012 Leann Maupin
208-765-7275
lmaupin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace an underground power line currently under a supplemental use permit (SUP) servicing the Robinson Lake Campground.
Location: UNIT - Bonners Ferry Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boundary. LEGAL - T65N, R2E, Section 21, B.M. Robinson Lake Campground. Map #10.
Twenty Mile Creek
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/02/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
12/2012 Douglas Nishek
208-267-6765
dnishek@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reduce the risk of sediment entering the drinking water through road improvements, road decommissioning, vegetation and fuels management, and to improve grizzly bear habitat.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37730
Location: UNIT - Bonners Ferry Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boundary. LEGAL - T61N, R1E, Sections 25, 26, 35, 36. T61N, R2E, Sections 30, 31. T60N, R1E, Sections 1, 2, 12. T60N, R2E, Sections 6, 7, 18. BM. Twenty Mile Creek and Brown Creek drainages. Map #6.
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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
Barney Thin
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  On Hold  N/A  N/A Lauren Goschke
208-769-3046
lgoschke@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.
Canfield Trail Section Relocation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2012 
Expected:03/2013  09/2013 Andrew Boggs
208-769-3038
aboggs@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocate 1/4-mile section of Canfield Mountain Trail #8, from just before and through the switchback near the National Forest boundary, about 1 mile uphill from Nettleton Gulch parking lot. Once in place, the former section would be obliterated.
Location: UNIT - Fernan Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - T50N, R3W, Section 5, B.M. (Map #5). Trail 8 of the Canfield Mountain Trail System.
Central Zone 2012/2013 Pre-commercial Thinning and Pruning Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/01/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
05/2012 Barbara Hansen
208-769-3050
bjhansen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Pre-commercially thin and/or prune approximately 2,400 acres of young trees that have been planted or re-established naturally on previously harvested sites.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37833
Location: UNIT - Wallace Ranger District, Fernan Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Kootenai, Shoshone. Various locations on the Coeur d'Alene River Ranger District.
Declaration Bridge
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:12/2012  09/2013 Andrew Boggs
208-769-3038
aboggs@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct a trail bridge across Declaration Creek on Independence Trail 22. The bridge would replace a puncheon that washed out during 1996 flooding.
Location: UNIT - Fernan Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - T53N, R1E, Section 33, B.M. (Map #8). Independence Trail 22, across Declaration Creek.
Equity in Potosi
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 03/08/2012  06/2012 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
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33803
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.
Fernan Rod & Gun Club Permit Re-Issue
EA
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2012 
Expected:11/2012  01/2013 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.
Hogback Ridge/Mt. Coeur d'Alene Road Use Permits
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012  06/2012 Tamara Maiolie
208-769-3071
tmaiolie@fs.fed.us 
Description: Requests from Forest Capital and Stimson Lumber Company to use the Forest Road 378 series to haul logs from their property.
Location: UNIT - Fernan Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - T48N, R2W, Sections 8, 16-18, and 21; and T49N, R3W, Section 22, B.M. (Map #14). Hogback Ridge and Mt. Coeur d'Alene.
Idaho Fish & Game Trail Creek Facility Authorization
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/01/2010 
Expected:06/2012
 
06/2012 Barbara Hansen
208-769-3050
bjhansen@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 05/2012 
Expected:09/2012  09/2012 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.
Lookout Pass Ski Hill Chairlift Installation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:06/2012  07/2012 Michael Leverick
208-783-2112
mleverick@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace an existing tow rope with a beginner chairlift. Seven holes would need to be excavated for concrete support footings. All work would occur on already-disturbed ground. No trees would be removed.
Location: UNIT - Wallace Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - T47N, R63, Section 4, and T20N, R32W, Section 32, B.M. (Map #14). Lookout Pass Ski Hill.
Lutherhaven Outfitter Guide Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/09/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
05/2012 Claire Pitner
208-769-3033
cpitner@fs.fed.us 
Description: Lutherhaven Ministries has requested a special use permit to allow guided nature hikes, road biking, horseback riding, and other activities on the Coeur d'Alene River R.D.
Location: UNIT - Wallace Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - Multiple across the District. Specific open system trails, access sites, and dispersed camp sites across the Coeur d'Alene River R.D.
Medimont Developed Site Rehabilitation
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/17/2010 
Expected:04/2012
 
05/2012 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 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/01/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
07/2012 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34428
Location: UNIT - Fernan Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Kootenai. LEGAL - T52N, R1W, BM. Upper Little North Fork Coeur d'Alene River watershed, Map #17.
Mt. Spokane Adventure Sports 10-Year Outfitter Guide Permit
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 02/15/2012  02/2012 Claire Pitner
208-769-3033
cpitner@fs.fed.us 
Description: Mt. Spokane Adventure Sports has had a temporary outfitter guide special use permit to conduct guided ATV and snowmobile tours on specific open system routes on the CDA River RD, and is now requesting a 10-year permit to continue its operations.
Location: UNIT - Fernan Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Kootenai, Shoshone. LEGAL - Multiple across the District. Specific open system roads, trails and groomed routes on the Coeur d'Alene River Ranger District.
NIC Yurt Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Claire Pitner
208-769-3033
cpitner@fs.fed.us 
Description: North Idaho College (NIC) is requesting a Special Use Permit to construct a yurt on West Willow Peak to be used for academic and extracurricular programs, such as avalanche education, natural resource management, etc.
Location: UNIT - Wallace Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - T47N, R5E, Section 11, B.M. Near West Willow Peak in the Boulder Creek drainage, Map #9.
Progress Camp Drill Core Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
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 04/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
07/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Reissuance of Kootenai Electric Cooperative's Authorization
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Leann Maupin
208-765-7275
lmaupin@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.
Sonora Copper King Drilling Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 02/26/2012  05/2012 Mindy Vogel
208-765-7452
msvogel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Lode mineral exploration consisting of drilling holes at three diferent locations.
Location: UNIT - Wallace Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - T. 48 N., R. 5 E., sections 1, 2, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 24. BM. Between Military and Sonora Gulch, Map #21.
Spyglass Lookout Restoration
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:07/2012  07/2012 Claire Pitner
928-527-3473
cpitner@fs.fed.us 
Description: A multi-year plan to restore Spyglass Lookout groundhouse and association buildings to historic condition.
Location: UNIT - Fernan Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - T52N, R2E, Section 22, B.M. (Map #15). Spyglass Peak.
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.
Steamboat Snow Groomer Shed
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2012 
Expected:11/2012  08/2013 Andrew Boggs
208-769-3038
aboggs@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct a storage shed 70x24-foot pole building (wood with metal roof and sides) at Steamboat Trailhead for use by snow groomer. Construction/maintenance would be performed by Shoshone County and its Snowmobile Groomer Board.
Location: UNIT - Wallace Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - T50N, R2E, Section 24, B.M. (Map #12). Steamboat Creek Trailhead, at the junciton of Shoshone County Road 1C and Forest Road 400.
Trail 241 Causeway
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2012 
Expected:09/2012  09/2012 Andrew Boggs
208-769-3038
aboggs@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct 1,000 feet of causeway through a mud bog area of Marie Creek Trail 241.
Location: UNIT - Fernan Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - T52N, R2W, Section 15, B.M. (Map #11). One-half mile from the trailhead of Trail 241, along Forest Road 202.
Trails 16, 226 and 113 Redesignation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2012 
Expected:11/2012  04/2013 Andrew Boggs
208-769-3038
aboggs@fs.fed.us 
Description: Redesignate Trails 113, 226 and a portion of Trail 16 (from Trail 133 to Trail 226) from "open to motorized vehicles 50 inches or less" to "4WD vehicles greater than 50 inches." No construction or reconstruction would occur.
Location: UNIT - Wallace Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - T47N, R2 and 3E, sections 31, 32, 5, 7, 8, 13-17, B.M. (Map #2). St. Joe Divide Trails 226, 113 and the portion of Trail 16 between its junction with Trails 226 and 113.
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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  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/01/2009 
Expected:06/2012
 
07/2012 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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 03/06/2012  03/2012 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.
Lakeview-Reeder HFRA Project
EIS
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 03/16/2012 
Expected:05/2012
Actual: 05/10/2010
12/04/2009 
06/2012 Albert Helgenberg
208-265-6643
ajhelgenberg@fs.fed.us 
Description: Hazardous fuels reduction on about 2,319 acres
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=6258
Location: UNIT - Priest Lake Ranger District. STATE - Idaho, Washington. COUNTY - Bonner, Pend Oreille. LEGAL - T60N, T61N, R4W, R5W, B.M.; T36N, T37N, R45E, R46E, W.M. Map #1 - Kalispell Creek and Granite Creek drainages.
Lower Priest
EA
- Forest products  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/22/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
11/2012 Albert Helgenberg
208-265-6643
ajhelgenberg@fs.fed.us 
Description: Vegetation and fuels management.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37009
Location: UNIT - Priest Lake Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner. LEGAL - Portions of T58N, R5W, Sections 11, 12 and 14; T58N, R4W, Sections 6, 7 and 18-21, B.M. Cottonwood Creek, Dubius Creek and Murray Creek drainages accessed by the Gleason-McAbee Falls County Road. Map #3.
Luby Bay Water Association Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/02/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
05/2012 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.
Outlet Water Association SUP Amendment
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/01/2010 
Expected:04/2012
 
06/2012 Leann Maupin
208-765-7275
lmaupin@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:05/2012
 
05/2013 Nancy Kertis
208-265-6616
nkertis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Livestock grazing
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.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 Lake Museum Association Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/04/2011 
Expected:04/2012
 
05/2012 Debbie Butler
(208) 443-6822
dabutler@fs.fed.us 
Description: 10 year permit renewal. Maintain the artifacts and exhibits at the museum. Provide interpretive services on historical information in the Priest Lake area and provide volunteer staff to provide visitor information services.
Location: UNIT - Priest Lake Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner. LEGAL - T. 60 N., R. 5 W., NE ¼ Section 24, B.M. Luby Bay, 38 Priest Lake Museum Road. Map #9.
Solo Quartz Crystal Management Area
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/27/2009 
Expected:11/2012
 
06/2013 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 Road #659.
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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
Falling Drill
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012  06/2012 Mindy Vogel
208-765-7452
msvogel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Drill core mineral exploration. One drill site is proposed (up to nine holes drilled from one location).
Location: UNIT - Sandpoint Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner. LEGAL - T.54N., R.1W., Section 1, BM. Falls Creek. Forest Road 1088 to Falls Creek mine site.
Schweitzer Fuels Reduction
CE
- Fuels management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/02/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
08/2012 Sara Savage
208-443-6834
sesavage@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fuels treatment.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.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.
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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
2012 Timber Stand Improvement
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/17/2011 
Expected:04/2012
 
06/2012 Lynette Myhre
208-245-2531
lmyhre@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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Bussel 484 Supplemental
EIS
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 01/06/2012  06/2013 Lynette Myhre
208-245-2531
lmyhre@fs.fed.us 
Description: Maintain or improve vegetation resiliency, provide wood products, work toward full support of designated beneficial uses, and manage access
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35990
Location: UNIT - St. Maries Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - T43N, R2E, Sec.1-4; T44N, R2E, Sec. 15-16, 20-29, 32-36; T44N, R3E, Sec. 18-20, 29-31, BM. Map #6 - Bussel Creek Draiange between Avery and Clarkia.
Charlie Preston
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 02/06/2012  05/2012 Lynette Myhre
208-245-6034
lmyhre@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/nepa_project_exp.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  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Lynette Myhre
208-245-6034
lmyhre@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
- Forest products  Completed  Actual: 03/16/2012
12/05/2011 
05/2012 James McFarland
208-245-6026
jdmcfarland@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/nepa_project_exp.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.
St. Joe Bridge Replacement #3
CE
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/08/2010 
Expected:07/2012
Actual: 03/08/2011 
08/2012 Lynette Myhre
208-245-6034
lmyhre@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/nepa_project_exp.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:04/2012
 
07/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Windy Larch
CE
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/05/2011 
Expected:04/2012
 
07/2012 James McFarland
208-245-6026
jdmcfarland@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercial thinning on approx. 70 acres using skyline and tractor logging systems to improve the health and vigor of the remaining trees, maintain long-lived early-seral tree species, and provide timber products.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37600
Location: UNIT - St. Maries Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - Section 5, T42N, R3E, BM. Map #7 - 10 miles NW of Clarkia, ID in the Windy Creek and Gold Center Drainages of the St. Maries River.
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