Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2011 to 09/30/2011
Clearwater 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, Clearwater National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R1 - Northern Region, Clearwater National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R1 - Northern Region, Clearwater National Forest,  Lochsa Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R1 - Northern Region, Clearwater National Forest,  North Fork Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R1 - Northern Region, Clearwater National Forest,  Palouse Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R1 - Northern Region, Clearwater National Forest,  Powell 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 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
Clearwater-Nez Perce Forest Plan Revision
EIS
- Land management planning  On Hold  N/A  N/A Marty Gardner
208-476-8219
mgardner@fs.fed.us 
Description: NOI to prepare an EIS to revise the Clearwater and Nez Perce National Forest Management Plans published 9/30/2004.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/cnpz
Location: UNIT - Clearwater National Forest All Units, Nez Perce National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. Nez Perce and Clearwater National Forests.
Quest Powerline Master Special Use Permit Issuance
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 04/02/2011  05/2011 Zilia Lewis
208-935-4255
zlewis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a special use permit to Qwest Corporation to authorize the 6.8 miles (8.2 acres) on the Nez Perce National Forest and 10.2 miles (12.4 acres) on the Clearwater National Forest of communication lines.
Location: UNIT - Clearwater National Forest All Units, Nez Perce National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T30N R3E Section 36; T30N R4E Sections 9, 11, 18, 19, and 30; T32N R4E Sections 4, 9, and 34; T32N R5E Sections 12 and 13; T32N R6E Sections 1-7, and 12; T32N R7E Sections 5-10, 15, and 22-26; T33N R6. 6.8 miles (8.2 acres) on the Nez Perce National Forest and 10.2 miles (12.4 acres) on the Clearwater National Forest.
Upper Lochsa Land Exchange
EIS
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/26/2010
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 08/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
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 would recieve an equal value of Forest Service land in north Idaho.
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 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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Clearwater 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
Cherokee Twin Pack Road Decommissioning
EA
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:03/2012  07/2012 Anne Connor
208-476-8235
aconnor@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would decommission excess roads, including many nonsystem "jammer" roads, in three watersheds of the Brushy Fork of the Crooked Fork of the Lochsa River.
Location: UNIT - Clearwater National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. The Pack, Cherokee and Twin Creek watersheds of the Brushy Fork of the Crooked Fork of the Lochsa River.
Clearwater Forest Precommercial Thinning
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 06/15/2011  10/2011 Mark Klinke
208-476-8300
mklinke@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Clearwater National Forest proposes to precommercial thin up to 802 acres of previously harvested, over-stocked, mixed conifer species stands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36167
Location: UNIT - Clearwater National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - See Scoping Notice for complete list of Legal Descriptions. Located on the Powell (15 acres), Lochsa (388 acres), and North Fork (399 acres) Ranger Districts, Clearwater National Forest, Idaho and Clearwater Counties, Idaho.
Clearwater NF Travel Plan and OHV Rule Implementation
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders
- Recreation management
- Road management 
In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 07/17/2009
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 07/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
11/2011 Lois Hill
208-935-4258
lrhill@fs.fed.us 
Description: Travel planning and analysis to implement the national OHV rule.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=17992
Location: UNIT - Clearwater National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater, Idaho, Shoshone. LEGAL - Forest-wide (with some exceptions). Travel planning on the Powell, Lochsa, North Fork Ranger Districts and Elk Creek basin of the Palouse Ranger Dsitrict.
Lenore Tree Improvement Area Mineral Withdrawal Project
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/05/2010 
Expected:07/2010
 
09/2010 Tammy Harding
(208)935-2513
tharding@fs.fed.us 
Description: Application for withdrawal from settlement, sale, location or entry under the general land laws, including the United States mining laws, 10 acres of Bureau of Land Management lands adjacent to the Lenore Tree Improvement Area.
Location: UNIT - Clearwater National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater. LEGAL - T37N, R1W, Section 32,. 10 acres of BLM lands adjacent to the Lenore Tree Improvement Area, 15 miles west of Orofino, Idaho.
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Clearwater National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R1 - Northern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Clearwater Forest Precommercial Thinning
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/30/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
05/2011 Tammy Harding
208-935-4263
tharding@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would precommercially thin up to 802 acres of previously harvested, overstocked. mixed conifer stands.
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District, Lochsa Ranger District, Powell Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater, Idaho. LEGAL - T33, 34, 36, 37, 38N, R6, 7, 8 and 13, various sections. Powell, Lochsa, and North Fork Ranger Districts, Idaho and Clearwater Counties.
Saddle Camp Veg.
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/06/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
11/2011 Rachel Young
208-983-4025
rlyoung@fs.fed.us 
Description: Treatment along FS Road 107 to reduce fuels to provide for ingress and egress and to manage vegetation to more closely represent desired condition.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=26091
Location: UNIT - Lochsa Ranger District, Powell Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T36N., R.11 E., Sec 3-10, 15-21; T36N., R10E., sec 1, 12, 13, 14; T.37N, R11E. Sec 31-33. Lost Creek and Graves Creek drainages on the Lochsa and Powell Ranger Distircts.
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Clearwater National Forest,   Lochsa Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R1 - Northern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Deer Gulch Meadow Restoration
EA
- Watershed management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/08/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
09/2011 Karen Smith
208-935-4252
kasmith03@fs.fed.us 
Description: 0.5 miles of Deer Gulch Creek will be rerouted to restore meadow function. Roads 5102 and 5102-A will be rerouted or decommissioned. A new culvert will be installed in Road 535. Up to 3 miles of fence will be constructed.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34298
Location: UNIT - Lochsa Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater. LEGAL - T35N, R5E, Section 19. Project area is located on the Lochsa Ranger District, one mile west of Musselshell Work Center. Work will occur along Deer Gulch Creek and FS road #5102 and along Musselshell Creek and FS road #535.
Kooskia Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 04/22/2011  06/2011 Zilia Lewis
208-935-4255
zlewis@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Lochsa Ranger District proposes to reissue a 20-year special use permit to the City of Kooskia for a water transmission line on the Kooskia Ranger Station administrative site at Kooskia, Idaho.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36099
Location: UNIT - Lochsa Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T32N R4E Section 5. City of Kooskia , Idaho.
Kooskia Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/13/2011 
Expected:02/2011
 
02/2011 Tammy Harding
(208)935-2513
tharding@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Lochsa District proposes to reissue an 20 year special use permit to the City of Kooskia for an existing water transmission line on the Kooskia Ranger Station administrative site at Kooskia, Idaho.
Location: UNIT - Lochsa Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T32N, R4E, Section 5. Kooskia, Idaho.
Little Smith Creek Water Association Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/31/2011  06/2011 Zilia Lewis
208-935-4255
zlewis@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Lochsa Ranger District proposes to reissue a ten-year special use permit for the Little Smith Creek Water Association’s two by three foot water collection box and 1200 feet of buried one inch plastic transmission line from a natural spring.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36097
Location: UNIT - Lochsa Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T33N R6E Section 32. Approximately 100 feet below Smith Creek Road above the Syringa Subdivision.
Lochsa River Access
EA
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:05/2011  10/2011 Heather Berg
208-926-4274
hberg@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will improve access to existing sites along the Lochsa and Middle Fork Clearwater Rivers at Bald Mountain, Split Creek, Number One Beach, and White Pine River Access.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34297
Location: UNIT - Lochsa Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Bald Mountain T35N R10E S8, Split Creek T33N R8E S1, White Pine T8N R11E S21, Number One Beach T32N R6E S6. The project area includes the following recreation sites located along US Highway 12 along the Lochsa and Middle Fork Clearwater Rivers within the Clearwater National Forest: Bald Mountain at MP 128.4.
Lochsa Thin
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed  Actual: 05/12/2011  11/2011 Megan Lucas
208-926-6403
mdlucas@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercial and pre-commercial thin 3,000 to 5,000 acres of forested stands to improve and maintain stand health and vigor. A roads analysis will be included as part of the project.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32793
Location: UNIT - Lochsa Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Sections 20-22, 29, 32 & 33 of T36N R6E, sections 4, 5, 12, 17-20, 26, 27 & 33-35 of T35N R6E, sections 1-5, 8, 12, 14, 15, 22-25, 27, 30 & 31 of T34N R6E, section 19 of T34N R7E and sections 7, 8 and. Project activities would occur on the Lochsa District, within the Eldorado Creek, Musselshell Creek, Middle Lolo Creek, and Upper Lolo Creek subwatersheds.
Musselshell Tunnel Channel Realignment Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/11/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2011 
Expected:02/2012
 
07/2012 Tammy Harding
(208)935-2513
tharding@fs.fed.us 
Description: Realign approximately 500 feet of FS Road 540 and relocate 500 feet of Musselshell Creek from a man-made tunnel to its historical channel. Activities would improve access to fish and other aquatic organisms.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34935
Location: UNIT - Lochsa Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater. LEGAL - T35N, R6E, Section 5. Road 540 near Musselshell Creek Tunnel.
Smith Creek Road Decommissioning
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  Completed  Actual: 06/20/2011  08/2011 Karen Smith
208-935-4252
kasmith03@fs.fed.us 
Description: Decommission 6 miles of Forest system roads and 10 miles of non-system skid trails/log jammer road.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36027
Location: UNIT - Lochsa Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T32N and T33N, R6E. Smith Creek and surrounding drainages between Syringa and Lowell.
Triple O Outfitters Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/13/2011 
Expected:03/2011
 
03/2011 Tammy Harding
(208)935-2513
tharding@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Lochsa Ranger District would renew special use permit currently issued to Triple O Outfitters for an eight year period in accordance with national policy direction on outfitter permits.
Location: UNIT - Lochsa Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater. LEGAL - T37N, R10E. North Fork of the Clearwater, Lochsa River, Kelly Creek, Eldorado Creek and Gravey Creek.
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Clearwater National Forest,   North Fork Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R1 - Northern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Beaver-Aquarius Road Decommissioning
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2011 
Expected:03/2012  07/2012 Andre Snyder
208-476-8316
ajsnyder@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project proposes to decommission failing roads near the confluence of Beaver Creek and the North Fork of the Clearwater River. Between five and seven miles of road will be proposed for decommissioning or storage.
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater. LEGAL - T40N R7E sections 7,8,17,18. North Fork of Clearwater River across the River from Canyon work center.
Bungalow Outfitter Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/13/2011 
Expected:02/2011
 
02/2011 Tammy Harding
(208)935-2513
tharding@fs.fed.us 
Description: The North Fork District would renew a special use permit issued to Bungalow Outfitters in accordance with national policy direction on outfitter permits.
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater. LEGAL - T39N, R7E and T39N, R8E. North Fork of the Clearwater, Fourth of July Creek and Weitas Creek.
Dahlen Mineral Sampling
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/11/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
08/2011 Clinton Hughes
208-983-5146
cehughes02@fs.fed.us 
Description: The North Fork Ranger District proposes to approve the claimant’s proposal to dig three, four feet deep, 20 feet long, and 10 feet wide test pits, and sample for minerals using a mini-excavator with a one cubic foot bucket and a skid steer loader.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35997
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T41N R9E Section 4. The project area is approximately four miles from Forest Roads 252 and 5371, and just over two miles from Forest Trail #285.
French Fuller Potlatch Road Use Permit Issuance
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/13/2011  07/2011 Travis Mechling
208-476-4541
tmechling@fs.fed.us 
Description: The North Fork Ranger District proposes to authorize issuance of a two-year special use permit to the Potlatch Corporation to authorize use and maintenance of Forest Roads 5055, 850001, and 850001A.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36318
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T37N R6E Section 23. Forest Roads 5055, 850001, and 850001A located on the North Fork Ranger District.
Lower Orogrande
EIS
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 06/03/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 10/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
05/2012 George Harbaugh
208-935-4260
gharbaugh@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project is located within the Orogrande Creek watershed, which contains the Tamarack Creek, Jazz Creek, and Pine Creek sub watersheds as part of the headwaters of the North Fork Clearwater River Subbasin.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30037
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater. LEGAL - T37N, R6E and T38N, R6E, Boise Meridian, Clearwater County, Idaho. Orogrande Creek watershed of the North Fork Ranger District, Clearwater NationalForest.
Middle Creek Bugs
EA
- Forest products
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:03/2012  03/2013 Tammy Harding
(208)935-2513
tharding@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest management and watershed improvement activities iin the Middle Creek drainage between Lean-To-Ridge and Beaver Dam Creek
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater. LEGAL - 36N, R7E, Sections 1,2,11-15,17,20-23,26-28, and 34; T36N, R8E, Sections 4-9. Middle Creek drainage between Lean-To-Ridge and Beaver Dam Creek, approximately 11 air miles east of Pierce, Idaho.
Moose Kelly
CE
- Fuels management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/26/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
06/2012 Tammy Harding
(208)935-4263
tharding@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would restore landscape appearance (structure & composition) and function, reestablish fire processes and moderate future fire effects.
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater, Shoshone. LEGAL - T39, R11-13, sections 1-24; T40N, R12-13E, Sections 1-36, T41N, R11-12E, sections 1-34, T42N, R11-12E, sections 18-36. Kelly and Moose Creek drainages south of Hoodoo Pass near the Idaho/Montana border.
Mush OHV Trail System
EA
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2011 
Expected:10/2012  07/2013 Adam McClory
208-875-1734
amcclory@fs.fed.us 
Description: Development of new OHV riding opportunities in the Mush Saddle area to meet the growing demand for motorized recreation on the North Fork Ranger District.
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater. LEGAL - T39N R8E and R9E; and T40N R8E and R9E, various sections. The Mush Saddle Area of the North Fork Ranger District, approximately 30 miles northeast of Pierce and Weippe, Idaho.
Orogrande OHV
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/24/2008 
Expected:04/2011
 
07/2011 Tammy Harding
208-935-4263
tharding@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would create an OHV loop trail system in the Orogrande Creek area of the North Fork Ranger District. The project would primarily use existing roads and trails with some connections constructed between exisitng segments.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=23550
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater. LEGAL - T38 & 39N, R7 & 8E. Project is located in the Orogrande, Pine, Larch, Hemlock and French Creek drainages of the North Fork Clearwater River basin.
Pot Mountain Trail Maintenance and Improvements
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/13/2011 
Expected:02/2011
 
05/2011 Tammy Harding
(208)935-2513
tharding@fs.fed.us 
Description: The North Fork District would perform trail maintenance along 13 miles of Trail 478 from Moose Creek Trailhead to the junction with Fish Lake Trail west of Fish Lake and construct 3 miles of new trail from Pot Mountain to the junction of Road 5259,
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater. LEGAL - T38N, 39N, 40N, R8E. Pot Mountain Trail.
Rasmussen Outfitters Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/13/2011 
Expected:02/2011
 
02/2011 Tammy Harding
(208)935-2513
tharding@fs.fed.us 
Description: The North Fork District would renew a special use permit issued to Rasmussen outfitters in accordance with national policy direction on outfitter permits.
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater. LEGAL - T36N, R6E & 7E; T37N, R6E & 7E; T38N, R6E & 7E. Lower North Fork of the Clearwater River and Orofino Creek.
Trail 690 Relocation
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/05/2009 
Expected:06/2010
 
08/2010 Tammy Harding
(208)935-2513
tharding@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocation of one mile of non-motorized Trail #690.
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater. LEGAL - T40N, R11E, Sections 31 and 32. Trailhead near Road 5440.
U. S. Geological Survey Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 04/25/2011  06/2011 Zilia Lewis
208-935-4255
zlewis@fs.fed.us 
Description: The North Fork Ranger Districts proposes to reissue the U. S. Geological Survey a Special Use Permit to authorize a stream gauging station on the North Fork of the Clearwater River.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36098
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T40N R7E Section 6. North Fork of the Clearwater River.
US Geological Survey Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/13/2011 
Expected:02/2011
 
02/2011 Tammy Harding
(208)935-2513
tharding@fs.fed.us 
Description: The north fork District would reissue a special use permit to authorize a stream gauging station on the North Fork of the Clearwater River to monitor stream flow and collect water discharge data.
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater. LEGAL - T40N, R7E, Section 6. North fork of the Clearwater River.
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Clearwater National Forest,   Palouse Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R1 - Northern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Cougar Creek Exclosures Fence and Little Boulder Corral Replacements
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management  Completed  Actual: 06/20/2011  07/2011 Guy Chislett
208-476-8228
gchislett@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Palouse Ranger District proposes to replace 7900 feet of high tensile electric fence and to construct an approximately 1000 square foot corral, and several hundred feet of drift fence.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36275
Location: UNIT - Palouse Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T41N R1W Sections 9 and 10 and T40N R1W Section 34. Palouse Ranger District: Cougar Creek area and Forest Road 3306 terminus.
Idaho Whitetail Guides Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/13/2011 
Expected:02/2011
 
02/2011 Tammy Harding
(208)935-2513
tharding@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Palouse District would renew a special use permit issued to Idaho Whitetail Guides in accordance with national policy direction on outfitter permits.
Location: UNIT - Palouse Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Benewah. LEGAL - T43N, R4W. North Fork of the Clearwater River and the St Maries River.
Potlatch Canyon Trail #765 Horse Bypass Construction
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/01/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
08/2011 Adam McClory
907-754-2352
amcclory@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Palouse Ranger District proposes to construct approximately one mile of new trail to accommodate equestrian users along the Potlatch Canyon Trail #765.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36096
Location: UNIT - Palouse Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T40N R1W Sections 27 and 28. Potlatch Canyon Trail #765.
Potlatch Corporation Road Use Permit Issuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/13/2011 
Expected:02/2011
 
02/2011 Tammy Harding
(208)935-2513
tharding@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Palouse District would issue a special use permit to Potlatch Corporation to authorize use and maintenance of Forest Roads 1447, 4704 and 4704A to haul timber from their adjacent property.
Location: UNIT - Palouse Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - T40N, R1E, Section 25. Forest Roads 1447, 4704 and 4704A.
Potlatch Corporation Road Use Permit Issuance
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 04/22/2011  06/2011 Dave Brady
208-875-1730
dbrady@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Palouse Ranger District proposes to issue the Potlatch Corporation a Special Use Permit to authorize use and maintenance of Forest Roads 1447, 4704 and 4704A to haul 1200 MBF of timber.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36100
Location: UNIT - Palouse Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T40N R1E Section 25. Forest Roads 1447, 4704 and 4704A , Palouse Ranger District.
Robo Elk
EIS
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 04/18/2011  03/2013 George Harbaugh
208-935-4260
gharbaugh@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fuels reduction in the WUI (Elk River), vegetation, watershed, and recreation management project. Opportunity to expand the Bull Run RNA.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=21144
Location: UNIT - Palouse Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater. LEGAL - T39-41N, R2-3E, BM. The analysis area includes National Forest System lands surrounding the town of Elk River, ID in the Elk Creek drainage.
Shattuck Creek Outfitter and Idaho Whitetail Guides Special Use Permits Reissuance
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 03/24/2011  06/2011 Kearstin Edwards
208-476-8344
kkedwards@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Palouse Ranger District proposes to reissue special use permits to Idaho Whitetail Guides and to Shattuck Creek Outfitters located on the Palouse Ranger District.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36101
Location: UNIT - Palouse Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T43N R4W and T39N Ranges 1, 2, 3, 4, 5E; T40N Ranges 1, 2, 3, 4, 5E; T41N Ranges 1, 2, 3, 4, 5E; T42N Ranges 1, 2, 3, 4, 5E; and T43N Ranges 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. North Fork of the Clearwater River and the St. Maries River.
Shattuck Creek Outfitters Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/13/2011 
Expected:02/2011
 
02/2011 Tammy Harding
(208)935-2513
tharding@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Palouse District would renew a special use permit issued to Shattuck Creek Outfitters in accordance with national policy direction on outfitter permits.
Location: UNIT - Palouse Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater, Shoshone. LEGAL - T39N-43N, R1E-5E. North Fork of the Clearwater River and the St Maries River.
Upper Basin
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/01/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2011 
Expected:03/2012
 
04/2013 George Harbaugh
208-935-4260
gharbaugh@fs.fed.us 
Description: Timber harvest and fuels reduction in the Upper Elk Creek basin.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32676
Location: UNIT - Palouse Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater. LEGAL - T41N, R2-3E, BM. The anal;ysis area includes National Forest System lands north of the town of Elk River, ID in the Elk Creek drainage.
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Clearwater National Forest,   Powell Ranger District  (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R1 - Northern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Blackfoot Telephone Cooperative Special Use Permit Renewal and Pole Building Construction
CE
- Special use management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/05/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
01/2011 Tammy Harding
(208)935-2513
tharding@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of 20 year SUP to Blackfoot Telephone Coop for operation & maintenance of existing underground telephone line. Construction of a 10’x20’ pole building adjacent to the Blackfoot facilities on the Powell RS compound.
Location: UNIT - Powell Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater, Idaho. LEGAL - T37N, R14E, S24, 26, 33, 34, T37N, R15E, S 4, 6, 18, T38N, R15E, S16, 28, 34. Powell Ranger Station compound.
Gravey Creek Culverts Replacements
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/24/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 Chuck Fowlds
208-476-8369
cfowlds@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Powell Ranger District proposes to replace five culverts in the Gravey Creek watershed, to provide for fish passage and reduce the risk of failure.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36457
Location: UNIT - Powell Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T37N R11E Sections 17 & 29; T37N R11E Section 23. Gravey Creek Watershed, Powell Ranger District.
South Side Burn Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/18/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
09/2011 Tammy Harding
(208)935-2513
tharding@fs.fed.us 
Description: Mixed severity prescribed burning would be applied to approximately 7300 acres above the Lochsa River to stimulate forage for big game and create patches of different aged vegetation in the currently uniform landscape.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34936
Location: UNIT - Powell Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater. LEGAL - T35N, R11E, Section 7. Secretary's Area above the Lochsa River near Flytrap Butte.
Wildlife Adventures Incorporated Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/13/2011 
Expected:02/2011
 
02/2011 Tammy Harding
(208)935-2513
tharding@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Powell Ranger District would renew a special use permit to Wildlife Adventures Incorporated in accordance with national policy direction on outfitter permits.
Location: UNIT - Powell Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater, Idaho. LEGAL - T34, 35N, R16E; T37, 38N R15E. Upper Lochsa River.
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