Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2011 to 12/31/2011
Kootenai 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, Kootenai National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R1 - Northern Region, Kootenai National Forest,  Cabinet Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R1 - Northern Region, Kootenai National Forest,  Fortine Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R1 - Northern Region, Kootenai National Forest,  Libby Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R1 - Northern Region, Kootenai National Forest,  Rexford Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R1 - Northern Region, Kootenai National Forest,  Three Rivers 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:01/2012
 
01/2012 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 11/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
11/2011 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.
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Kootenai 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
Forest Plan Revision
EIS
- Land management planning  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 03/10/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/2011 
Expected:03/2012
 
05/2012 Kathy Rodriguez
406-283-7659
krodriguez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Revision of Forest Plan management direction.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/kipz
Location: UNIT - Kootenai National Forest All Units. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Lincoln, Sanders. LEGAL - All NFS lands within the forest boundary. Kootenai National Forest.
Rock Creek Mine Project
EIS
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 05/2011 
Expected:11/2012  01/2013 Bobbie Lacklen
406-283-7681
blacklen@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Rock Creek Mine is a proposal for a copper/silver mine under the Cabinet Mountain Wilderness in Sanders County Montana on the Kootenai National Forest. The proposal includes an associated mill, tailings storage facility and a waste water treatme
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34999
Location: UNIT - Kootenai National Forest All Units. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Sanders. LEGAL - T. 26 N., R. 32 W., Section: 3, 10, 15, 21,22, 27,28,29,32,and 33. Approximately 3 miles East of Noxon, Montana in the Rock Creek Drainage.
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Kootenai National Forest,   Cabinet Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R1 - Northern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
20-Odd ATV Trail
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/06/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
07/2011 Gary Kedish
406-827-3533
gkedish@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct a new access spur to circumnavigate a washed out area on a popular local trail system for motorized use.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35948
Location: UNIT - Cabinet Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Sanders. LEGAL - S7; T24N: R30W; and S12; T24N; R31W; PMM Sanders County. From Vermilion River road at approx. MM4, to the Roe Gulch and 20-Odd road system.
Chapel Slide Restoration
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/26/2010 
Expected:07/2011
 
07/2011 Craig Neesvig
406-827-0734
cneesvig@fs.fed.us 
Description: The District proposes to restore a portion of the Vermilion River channel to move the river away from a problematic sediment source, known as the Chapel Slide.
Location: UNIT - Cabinet Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Sanders. LEGAL - T24N; R30W; S1; Sanders County; PMM. Located approximately 0.75 miles below Vermilion Falls.
District Motor Vehicle Use Map 2011
EA
- Road management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:09/2011  09/2011 Gary Kedish
719-486-7412
gkedish@fs.fed.us 
Description: mandated creation of Motorized Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) on the Cabinet RD. Deadline for publication and release is September 2010.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=22407
Location: UNIT - Cabinet Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Sanders. LEGAL - various locations on the Cabinet Ranger District. district wide.
Napolean Hiking Trail Improvement
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/17/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
07/2011 Joel Sather
406-827-0720
jsather@fs.fed.us 
Description: reconstruction and new construction on the Napolean Gulch Trail (#1035) - improve the trail segment to avoid overly steep sections and problematic switchbacks. Some new tread would be constructed. Most work is improvement. All non-motorized.
Location: UNIT - Cabinet Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Sanders. LEGAL - T27N; R33W; S17; PMM, Sanders County. Pillick Ridge, East Spur of Star Peak area - trail climbs up Napolean Gulch to main trail system.
North Fork Bull River Non-motorized Trail Construction
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:07/2011  07/2011 Joel Sather
406-827-0720
jsather@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct a new non-motorized trail to access the North Fork of the Bull River trail system from FSR#410. The original access was the former FSR #2722, which was washed out in 2007. This new trail would be located near the old roadway location.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35106
Location: UNIT - Cabinet Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Sanders. LEGAL - S1, 11 &14; T28N; R33W; PMM; Sanders County, Montana. North Fork of the Bull River from South Fk Bull River Road #410.
Pilgrim Timber Sale
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/25/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
01/2012 Doug Grupenhoff
406-827-0741
dgrupenhoff@fs.fed.us 
Description: Regeneration harvests-approx. 500 acres via skyline & tractor systems. Intermediate harvest-approx. 900 acres via skyline & tractor systems. 3.1 miles new permanent road, 1.8 miles temporary road, & 26 miles road reconst. 5000 ac wildlife burns
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31645
Location: UNIT - Cabinet Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Sanders. LEGAL - T25 & 29N; R32, 33 &34W; Sanders County; PMM. Pilgrim, Smeads, and Stevens Creek drainages, west of Noxon Reservoir.
Rock Creek Gravel Pit
CE
- Road management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:07/2011  07/2011 Gary Kedish
406-827-3533
gkedish@fs.fed.us 
Description: Sanders County Road Department has proposed to reopen and expand the existing Rock Creek Gravel pit. Total area of disturbance could be up to 4.5 acres. No commercial timber would be removed.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35946
Location: UNIT - Cabinet Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Sanders. LEGAL - T25N; R32W; S27; PMM; Sanders County, MT. Rock Creek road #150M, near mile post 1.6.
Special Use Permit Renewals FY2011
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:09/2011  09/2011 Les Raynor
406-827-3533
lraynor@fs.fed.us 
Description: various SUP renewals, various locations on district, to be completed in fiscal year 2010.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=22532
Location: UNIT - Cabinet Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Sanders. LEGAL - various. various.
Spring Gulch Timber Sale
EA
- Forest products  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/01/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
10/2011 Steven Snell
406-827-0757
ssnell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Stand regeneration and commercial thinning on approximately 291 acres, one mile of temporary road construction, and 11.3 miles of existing road reconstruction, to improve stand vigor and address forest insect and disease concerns.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29890
Location: UNIT - Cabinet Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Sanders. LEGAL - S3, 9, &10; T23N; R30W; PMM Sanders County. Spring Gulch drainage at the SE portion of the Cabinet Ranger District.
Trout Creek Admin Timber Sale
CE
- Land management planning  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/25/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
09/2011 Matthew Martens
406-827-0705 or 406-827-3533
mmartens@fs.fed.us 
Description:  The proposed commercial thinning would occur on two units (16 and 46 acres). All logs would be yarded to landings with tractors. Harvest-related fuel treatments would include a combination of slashing, excavator piling, and underburning.
Location: UNIT - Cabinet Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Sanders. LEGAL - S24; T24N, R32W; PMM, Sanders County, Montana. old administrative site in the Trout Creek drainage, west of the town of Trout Creek, MT.
Vermilion River Restoration
EA
- Watershed management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Craig Neesvig
406-827-0734
cneesvig@fs.fed.us 
Description: stream habitat restoration program proposed for 9 specific reaches on the Vermilion River over a 10 yr period
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31702
Location: UNIT - Cabinet Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Sanders. LEGAL - S31-33; T25N; R29W; and S1-4, T24N; R30W; Sanders County; PMM. Vermilion River reaches approx. 3.6 miles in an area beginning ~0.5 miles below Vermilion Falls and downstream to about Lyons Gulch.
Williams Plan of Operation - Vermilion River Mineral Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:07/2011  07/2011 Gary Kedish
719-486-7412
gkedish@fs.fed.us 
Description: Small mine operation. Project would approve exploration pits and require restoration by November 1, 2011.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34887
Location: UNIT - Cabinet Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Sanders. LEGAL - S4; T24N; R30W; PMM, Sanders County, MT. Existing Carl E#4, and Walnut #2 claims along Vermilion River, near FS Road #154.
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Kootenai National Forest,   Fortine Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R1 - Northern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bagley Smith Road Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/19/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
08/2011 Marcy Butts
406-882-4451
mbutts@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of special use permit. Permit Holder has requested a change in permit to allow for an increase of right of way width.
Location: UNIT - Fortine Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Lincoln. LEGAL - SE 1/4 SW 1/4 Section 14, T36N, R26W. NFS Road 756.
Galton
EIS
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 03/08/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 08/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
12/2011 Ron Komac
406-296-2536 x7130
rkomac@fs.fed.us 
Description: Travel planning, prescribed fire, urban interface
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=26647
Location: UNIT - Fortine Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Lincoln. LEGAL - all or parts of T34, 35, 36, 37 N and R 24, 25, 26W. Galton Range - east of the Tobacco Valley, Lincoln County, Montana.
North End Outfitter & Guide Special Use Permits
CE
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Marcy Butts
406-882-4451 x8341
mbutts@fs.fed.us 
Description: Provide Outfitter and Guide services to the public, both consumptive and non-consumptive.
Location: UNIT - Fortine Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Lincoln. LEGAL - T37N, R24-29W; T36N, R24-30W; T35N, R24-31W; T34N, R24-31W; T33N, R24-31W; T33N, R24-31W; T32N, R25-28, 30W; T31N, R26W. North End Outfitter & Guide Special Use Permits.
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Kootenai National Forest,   Libby Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R1 - Northern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
East Reservoir
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 11/15/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
11/2012 Denise Beck
406-293-7773 x7504
dmbeck@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project includes vegetation managment through commercial timber harvest, precommercial thinning and prescribed burning. It also includes trail access management changes, fuel treatment areas, road storage and dispersed recreation site improvement.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34594
Location: UNIT - Libby Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Lincoln. Libby Ranger District, Kootenai National Forest.
Flower Creek
EIS
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 06/03/2009
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/2011 
Expected:02/2011
 
05/2011 Denise Beck
406-293-7773 x7504
dmbeck@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project includes fuel and vegetation management through commercial timber harvest, pre-commercial thinning and fuel grinding. Also includes 1.81 miles of road storage, 1 mile of temporary road construction, and 0.23 miles of trail construction.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29532
Location: UNIT - Libby Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Lincoln. LEGAL - T30N, R31W, Sections 3, 4, 5, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 28, 29 and 30; T30N, R32W, Sections 3, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 32, 33, 34, 35 and 36 PMM, Lincoln County, MT. Flower Creek watershed, 3 air miles south of Libby, Montana.
Little Hoodoo Access
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/27/2009 
Expected:02/2011
 
03/2011 Mike Guthneck
406-283-7565
mguthneck@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project proposes to grant access to private property through National Forest System lands using a special use permit. The private property is located on Little Hoodoo Mountain near Libby, Montana.
Location: UNIT - Libby Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Lincoln. LEGAL - T20N R31W Sections 27 and 28. On Little Hoodoo Mountain approximately 10 miles south of Libby, Montana.
Montanore Project
EIS
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 07/13/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/2012 
Expected:03/2012
 
09/2012 Lynn Hagarty
406-283-7642
lhagarty@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Kootenai National Forest, in conjunction with Montana's Dept. of Environmental Quality will prepare an EIS for a proposal to permit the development of the Montanore silver/copper mine and associated power transmission line by Mines Management Inc
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=11743
Location: UNIT - Libby Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Lincoln, Sanders. LEGAL - T26N, R29W, S 5, 8, 9; T27N, R29W, S 18-20, 29, 30, 32; T27, R30W, S 16-24; T28N, R30W, S19; T27N, R31W, S 1-3, 9, 11-15; T28N, R31W, S 13-15, 23, 24, 26, 35, 36; T27N, R31W, S 29. Approximately 18 miles south of Libby, MT adjacent to the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness.
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Kootenai National Forest,   Rexford 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
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/19/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
07/2011 Pat Flanary
406-882-4451
pflanary@fs.fed.us 
Description: Precommercially thin 314 acres, primarily in Sullivan Creek drainage, as part of district insect and disease thinning program.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36050
Location: UNIT - Rexford Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Lincoln. Sullivan Creek Drainage.
Cook's Run Road Realignment
CE
- Special use management   On Hold  N/A  N/A Eric Heyn
406-296-2536 x7126
eheyn@fs.fed.us 
Description: Realignmnent of an existing road to provide access to private landowner through a special use permit
Location: UNIT - Rexford Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Lincoln. LEGAL - T35N, R27W, SE1/4 NE1/4, Sec. 29. Approximately 10 miles of southwest of Eureka, MT.
Gateway Maintenence Burning
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/28/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
10/2011 Pat Price
406-296-7163
pprice@fs.fed.us 
Description: Utilize prescribed fire along with minor amounts of slashing, hand piling, and machine piling to treat fuels in the urban interface. The area experienced fire on a 10-25 year interval historically. Treatments are designed to mimic this pattern.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29936
Location: UNIT - Rexford Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Lincoln. LEGAL - all or parts of T37N, R27W. Tobacco Plains, north of Eureka MT, approx 2200 acres.
Pinkham Douglas-Fir Beetle Project
EA
- Forest products  On Hold  N/A  N/A Pat Flanary
406-882-4451
pflanary@fs.fed.us 
Description: Salvage high-value trees killed by Douglas-fir beetles from approximately 225 acres.
Location: UNIT - Rexford Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Lincoln. LEGAL - T.35N. R.27W. Pinkham Creek drainage - approximately 6 miles south of Eureka, MT.
Special Use Water Irrigation Ditch
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2011 
Expected:09/2011  10/2011 Eric Heyn
406-296-2536 x7126
eheyn@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of a special use permit for a water irrigation pipeline that traverses 3450 feet of NFS lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33696
Location: UNIT - Rexford Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Lincoln. The point of diversion is within SE1/4NW1/4NE1/4 Section 23, T37N, R28W. Pipeline crosses 3450 ft of NFS land from Young Creek to Private Property.
Young-Dodge
EIS
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 06/18/2010
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 08/2011 
Expected:09/2011
Actual: 04/25/2008 
09/2011 Moira McKelvey
406-296-7137
mmckelvey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Timber harvest (3,400 acres), prescribed burning (2,000 acres); prescribed burning w/ mechanical pre-treatment (1,500 acres); road management (decommissioning, etc); and recreation facilities. Forest Plan exceptions and openings greater than 40 acre
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=20067
Location: UNIT - Rexford Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Lincoln. LEGAL - All of T.37N. R.28W and part of T.37N. R.29W. Approximately 15 miles northwest of Eureka, MT on the west side of Lake Koocanusa.
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Kootenai National Forest,   Three Rivers Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R1 - Northern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Artillery Pine
CE
- Forest products  Completed  Actual: 08/03/2011  11/2011 Ed Sedler
406-295-7456
esedler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Salvage dead, dying, and high risk off-site ponderosa pine planted in 1958, and lodgepole pine over 43 acres to reduce the likelihood of severe mortality due to bark beetles. Less than 1 mile temporary road construction.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36161
Location: UNIT - Three Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Lincoln. LEGAL - NE 1/4 , NE 1/4, Sec. 8, T31N, R33W. Lynx Creek Drainage.
Grizzly Vegetation and Transportation Management
EIS
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 06/08/2007
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 07/2011 
Expected:07/2011
Actual: 04/24/2009 
07/2011 Kathy Mohar
406-295-7426
kmohar@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposes veg mgmt on 2,360 ac. Proposed activities include timber harvest, fuels reduction, prescribed burning, pre-commercial thin, wildlife habitat improvement, access mgmt changes, watershed rehab including decommissioning, and aspen restoration
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=9767
Location: UNIT - Three Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Lincoln. LEGAL - T34N-T37N, R32W-R34W. Grizzly Planning subunit.
North Fork Yaak Telephone Line
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:05/2011  06/2011 Dick Harlow
406-295-4693,
dharlow@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation of 8,900 feet of telephone line within right-of-way of NFS Rd. #5828 (North Fork Yaak), minimum of 30 inches depth.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35796
Location: UNIT - Three Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Lincoln. LEGAL - Sections 10, 15, and 22; T37N; R31W, PMM, Lincoln County, Montana. North Fork Yaak River.
South Fork Fuels
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/19/2010
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 10/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 Kathy Mohar
406-295-4693
kmohar@fs.fed.us 
Description: HFRA Urban interface fuels treatments and possible other management actions in the South Fork Yaak planning subunit
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32367
Location: UNIT - Three Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Lincoln. LEGAL - T34N, R31W; T35N, R31W; T36N, R31W; T35N, R32W; T34N, R32W, PMM, Lincoln Co., MT. South Fork Yaak Planning Subunit.
Sparring Bulls
EIS
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/26/2010
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 07/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
11/2011 Kathy Mohar
406-295-4693
kmohar@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposes vegetation management activities including timber harvest, fuels reduction, prescribed burning, wildlife habitat improvement, access management changes and watershed rehabilitation.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29324
Location: UNIT - Three Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Lincoln. LEGAL - T28-31N, R32-34W. Spar and Lake Planning Subunits.
Stardust Claim Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 07/19/2011  07/2011 Dick Harlow
406-295-4693,
dharlow@fs.fed.us 
Description: A Plan of Operation (POO) has been submitted for the Star Creek area for hand and dredging prospecting.
Location: UNIT - Three Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Lincoln. LEGAL - Section 7, T32N, R34W, PMM, Lincoln County, MT. Star Creek Drainage.
Troy Mine 2011-2012 Exploration Drilling
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/04/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 Dick Harlow
406-295-4693,
dharlow@fs.fed.us 
Description: Exploratory drilling is proposed on existing Forest roads. Drill sites are on the road surface and are approximately 100' long x 20' wide.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35891
Location: UNIT - Three Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Lincoln. LEGAL - Sections 26 and 35, T29N, R34W, PMM; Lincoln County, MT. Forest Roads 4628, 4628A, 4626 and 4626A.
Troy Mine Revised Reclamation Plan
EIS
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/20/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2012 
Expected:02/2012
 
05/2016 Bobbie Lacklen
406-283-7681
blacklen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Troy Mine, Inc.of Troy, MT has proposed to revise the Reclamation Plan for its copper and silver mining and milling operation.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=22452
Location: UNIT - Three Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Lincoln. LEGAL - T28N, R33W, Sections 5 & 6; T29N, R33W, Sections 5, 6, & 7; T29N, R34W, Sections 12, 13, 14, 23, 24, 25, 26, 35, & 36; and T30N, R33W, Sections 31 & 32, PMM. Fifteen miles south of Troy, Montana in the Lake Creek drainage.
Yaak Air Force Base NSFl Parcel Conveyance
CE
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/14/2007 
Expected:07/2011
 
08/2011 Dick Harlow
406-295-4693,
dharlow@fs.fed.us 
Description: The conveyance of a parcel of land that is 0.19 acres in size that is completely surrounded by a single private landowner. To be implemented by a direct sale through the Forest Service Facilities and Realignment Act.
Location: UNIT - Three Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Lincoln. LEGAL - SW1/4 Section 35, T36N, R32W, PMM; Lincoln County, MT. NE of Yaak, MT.
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