Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2013 to 09/30/2013
Nez Perce 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) :
R1 - Northern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
R1 - Northern Region, Nez Perce National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R1 - Northern Region, Nez Perce National Forest,  Clearwater Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R1 - Northern Region, Nez Perce National Forest,  Moose Creek Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R1 - Northern Region, Nez Perce National Forest,  Red River Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R1 - Northern Region, Nez Perce National Forest,  Salmon River Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

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 Barry Ruklic
208-983-4032
bruklic@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.
Nez Perce-Clearwater Roadside Hazard Tree Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 06/18/2013  10/2013 Mark Craig
208-935-4254
mdcraig@fs.fed.us 
Description: Removal of hazard trees for public and employee safety on 1,700 acres 200 feet on up to either side of approximately 43 miles of roads resulting from the Sheep, McGuire, and Fern wildfires of 2012.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41316
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District, Red River Ranger District, Powell Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - McGuire T26 N, R08E, Sections 1, 2, 3, 9, 10, 11,12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 21; T26N, R09E, Sections: 6, 7, 18, 19, T27 N, R08E, Sections 21,22, 24, 25,26, 27, 35, 36; Sheep: T26N, R02E, Sections 1, 3, 10, 1. Sheep Fire (Salmon River Ranger District), McGuire Complex (Red River Ranger District), and Fern Fire (Powell Ranger District.
Upper Lochsa Land Exchange
EIS
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/18/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 10/2013 
Expected:10/2013
 
01/2014 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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Nez Perce 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 amendment to improve soils standards
EA
- Land management planning  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Norma Staaf
208-935-4284
nstaaf@fs.fed.us 
Description: This proposed amendment to the 1987 Nez Perce National Forest Plan would remove the current soil quality standard, page II-22, soils #2 and in its place adopt the Forest Service Northern Regional soils quality policy as the new standard.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39119
Location: UNIT - Nez Perce National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. The entire Nez Perce National Forest.
Nez Perce National Forest Travel Management
EIS
- Recreation management
- Special area management
- Road management 
In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 10/22/2010
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2014 
Expected:03/2014
 
06/2014 Jennie Fischer
208-983-4048
jfischer02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Develop a travel management plan and map to comply with the National Travel Management Rule. This project would designate motor vehicle use on roads, trails or areas on the Nez Perce National Forest, and does not include over-the-snow vehicles.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=17752
Location: UNIT - Nez Perce National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. Forest Wide - Entire Nez Perce National Forest.
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Nez Perce National Forest,   Clearwater Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R1 - Northern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Doc Denny Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/05/2012 
Expected:07/2013
 
09/2014 Edward Koberstein
208-983-7010
ekoberstein@fs.fed.us 
Description: The vegetation management project would occur on about 1026 acres by pre-commercial thin and timber harvest.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35908
Location: UNIT - Clearwater Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Township 28 North, Range 4 East, Sections 4, 5, 8, 9, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 29, 30, 31, and 32 and T29N, Range 4 East, Section 27, 28, 33, and 34, Boise Meridian. The project area is located approximately 10 air miles southwest of Grangeville, Idaho.
Upper Mill
CE
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Barry Ruklic
208-983-4032
bruklic@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercially thin approximately 400-500 acres and reduce fuels to facilitate reintroduction of fire to the landscape. Move the area toward the historic fire regimen and reduce the adverse effects of large stand destroying wildfire.
Location: UNIT - Clearwater Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T27N R4E sec 6, 7, 8, 18 and T27N R3E sec 12, 13. Clearwater Ranger District - Major ridges in the Hunt Creek and Mill Creek Drainages.
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Nez Perce National Forest,   Moose Creek Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R1 - Northern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Clear Creek Integrated Restoration Project
EIS
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 04/19/2013
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 10/2013 
Expected:01/2014
 
07/2014 Lois Hill
208-935-4258
lrhill@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Moose Creek District proposes to use a combination of timber harvest, pre-commercial thinning, prescribed fire, reforestation, and road system improvements to achieve desired age class and species distributions and to improve watershed health.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38021
Location: UNIT - Moose Creek Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T32N, R6E; T31N, R6E; T31N, R53; BM. Project activities will occur on NFS lands within the Clear Creek drainage, located approximately 5 air miles southeast from Kooskia, Idaho.
Clear Ridge Non-System Road Decommissioning
CE
- Grazing management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2013 
Expected:01/2014  06/2015 Karen Smith
208-935-4252
kasmith03@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would decommission 65 miles of non-system roads in the north half of the Clear Creek drainage.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40212
Location: UNIT - Moose Creek Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T31N/R6E through T32N/R5E, multiple sections. North half of the Clear Creek drainage in Middle Fork and upper Clear Creek as well as in the Pine Knob and Brown Springs Creek areas .
Clear Ridge Nonsystem Road Decommissioning
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2013 
Expected:03/2014  05/2015 Karen Smith
208-935-4252
kasmith03@fs.fed.us 
Description: Decommission 65 miles of non-system roads in the upper Clear Creek drainage to improve watershed/soils conditions
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40765
Location: UNIT - Moose Creek Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T32N, R06E, Sections 21, 22, 25-36 ; T31N, R06E, Sections 1-4, 6, 8-12, 14-16, 20-22, Idaho County, Idaho. Activities would occur in the Upper Clear Creek and Middle Fork Clear Creek drainages on the Moose Creek Ranger District.
Fenn Pond Restoration
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Facility management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/16/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
10/2013 Mike Ward
828-257-4347
mikeward@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restoration of Fenn Pond and surrounding boardwalk to provide quality fish habitat and structurally sound access to the pond.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/nezperce/landmanagement/projects
Location: UNIT - Moose Creek Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T32N R07E NWSE Sec 23 Boise Meridian. Moose Creek Ranger District - Idaho County - Fenn Pond (Located Across from the Fenn Ranger Station).
Iron Mountain Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 06/13/2013  07/2014 Michael Ward
208-926-6413
michaelward@fs.fed.us 
Description: The District proposes to harvest Engelmann spruce, subalpine fir, dead and dying lodgepole pine, and establish small patches of whitebark pine by regeneration harvesting 600-800 acres of mature forest.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36854
Location: UNIT - Moose Creek Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Township 30 North, Range 7 East, in Sections 2-4, 10, 11, 14, and 15 and Township 31 North, Range 7 East, in Sections 25-28 and 33-35, BM. The project is in Idaho County, Idaho (approximately 18 air miles northwest of Elk City, Idaho).
Road 286N Reconstruction
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/17/2012 
Expected:08/2013
 
08/2013 Lynelle Knehans
208-476-8260
lmknehans@fs.fed.us 
Description: Road 286N is a system road that is closed year round. There are at least two live stream crossings; one is not functioning and is ponding, creating a high potential for road failure.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/nezperce/landmanagement/projects
Location: UNIT - Moose Creek Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T31N R6E Sec 27 Boise Meridian. Moose Creek Ranger District - Idaho County - Road 286N.
Road 650 Reconstruction
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/17/2012 
Expected:03/2013
 
06/2013 Lynelle Knehans
208-476-8260
lmknehans@fs.fed.us 
Description: Road 650 is a main system road that is open seasonally. There are multiple live stram culverts and cross-drain culverts that are at an end of their lifespans; either too small or starting to rust out and fail. The road also has slide issues.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov.main/nezperce/landmanagement/projects
Location: UNIT - Moose Creek Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T31N R5E Secs 15, 22, 23, 24, 25, 35, 36 Boise Meridian. Moose Creek Ranger District - Idaho County - Road 650.
Selway Bank Stabilization
EA
- Heritage resource management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/15/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2013 
Expected:10/2013
 
05/2014 Steve Lucas
208-983-4040
slucas@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Moose Creek Ranger District proposes to install rock and log structures to reduce erosion occurring along about 120 yards of streambank on the Selway River.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40176
Location: UNIT - Moose Creek Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T31N R13E, Boise Meridian. The project area is in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness near the confluence of Bear Creek with the Selway River.
Shearer Guard Station Fuels Reduction
EA
- Fuels management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Joe Hudson
208-926-8930
jbhudson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of the project is to reduce fuel loadings in the stands surrounding Shearer Guard Station. Treating the area surrounding the guard station would reduce the costs and resource needs to protect the historic structures from wildfires.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35595
Location: UNIT - Moose Creek Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T31N, R13E, Section PB38. Shearer Guard Station is located on the Selway River approximately 16 miles upstream from Moose Creek Ranger Station, 35 miles west of Hamilton, Montana, and 75 miles east of Grangeville, Idaho.
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Nez Perce National Forest,   Red River Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R1 - Northern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
American River Trail Improvements
CE
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/15/2012 
Expected:07/2013
 
09/2013 Erin Grinde
208-983-1950
egrinde@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Red River Ranger District proposes to relocate at least one mile and improve approximately seven miles of Trail #836.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39027
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T30N R8E Sections 3, 10, 15, 16, 21, 28, 33, 34; and T31N R8E Sections 33 and 34. American River Trail, Red River Ranger District.
Bagley Creek Placer Exploration
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/03/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
07/2013 Martin Jones
208-842-2103
martinjones@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Red River District Ranger proposes to allow the claim operator to excavate approximately 40-45 test pits for the purpose of testing placer gravels for mineral values.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42032
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T26N, R9E, Sections 6 and 7 (Boise Meridian). Access to the project area is from Dixie on Forest Road 222 to Forest Road 1190 (Jack Mountain Road) to Road 1190B.
Baldy Creek Placer Exploration
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/03/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
07/2013 Martin Jones
208-842-2103
martinjones@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Red River District Ranger proposes to allow the claim operators to excavate up to 12 placer test pits in the Baldy Creek drainage.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42033
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T30N, R7E, Sections 18 and 19 (Boise Meridian). Access to the project area is by Forest Road 1858 up Newsome Creek to the mouth of Baldy Creek, where a primitive two-track road leads upstream to the project area.
Bridge Creek Trail Restoration (Trail 504)
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/01/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
07/2013 Brooks Beegle
208-842-2139
bbeegle@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restoration proposal for Trail 504 due to poor drainage and erosion issues.
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - R6E, T1N, Sections 28, 21 (Boise Meridian). Trail 504.
Buckhorn Bridge Repair
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Road management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/16/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
10/2013 Joe Bonn
208-983-7002
jbonn@fs.fed.us 
Description: Idaho County proposes to repair the Buckhorn Bridge which crosses the South Fork of the Clearwater River outside of Forest Service system lands by installing a pile in the channel, raising the bridge, and replacing a bent cap.
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T29N R6E Sec 36 Boise Meridian. Red River Ranger District - Idaho County - Buckhorn Bridge.
Cook Ranch Trail Restoration (Trail 586)
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/01/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
07/2013 Brooks Beegle
208-842-2139
bbeegle@fs.fed.us 
Description: Cook Ranch Trail has years of outfitter and public stock traffic with little or no maintenance; however, runoff water has turned portions of the trail into a stream channel, creating erosion and safety issues. Restoration work is proposed.
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T26N, R9E, Sections 36, 31, 32 (Boise Meridian). Trail 586.
Crooked River Valley Rehabilitation Project
EIS
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 12/12/2012
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2013 
Expected:09/2014
 
09/2014 Jennie Fischer
208-983-4048
jfischer02@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Red River Ranger District of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests is proposing to rehabilitate the lower two miles of the Crooked River valley bottom with meanders & re-align 3 miles the Crooked River Road 233 through the narrow canyon.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40648
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T29N, R7E, Sections 25 and 36; T29N, R8E, Sections 32 and 33; T28 N, R7E, Sections 1, 2, 11, 13, 14, and 24; T28N, R8E, Sections 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 18, 19, 20. (Boise Meridian). Red River Ranger District, Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, Idaho County, Idaho, 5 miles southwest of Elk City, Idaho.
Deadwood Quickdraw Exploration Drilling
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/15/2012 
Expected:08/2013
 
10/2013 Martin Jones
208-842-2103
martinjones@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Red River Ranger District proposes to approve Premium Explorationís proposal to conduct exploratory drilling in the Deadwood area of the Red River Ranger District at a total of fourteen drill sites.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37466
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T28N R8E Sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 16, 17, and 18. Deadwood area of the Red River Ranger District.
Dixie Special Use Permit Issuance (Johnson)
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 11/30/2012  02/2013 Zilia Lewis
208-935-4255
zlewis@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Red River Ranger District proposes to reissue a special use permit to Ells and Kathy Johnson for an existing spring box and water transmission line which crosses National Forest system lands to their residence on private property.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40170
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T26N R8E Section 22, Boise Meridian. Dixie, Idaho.
Dixie Special Use Permit Issuance (Masters)
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 11/30/2012  02/2013 Zilia Lewis
208-935-4255
zlewis@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Red River Ranger District proposes to reissue a special use permit to Cheryl Master for the use of an existing spring box and approximately 175 feet of one inch water transmission line (partially buried) which crosses National Forest system lands
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40162
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T26N R8E Sections 27 and 34, Boise Meridian. Dixie, Idaho.
Dixie Special Use Permit Issuance (Ward)
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 12/19/2012  06/2013 Zilia Lewis
208-935-4255
zlewis@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Red River Ranger District proposes to reissue a special use permit to Sibyl Ward for an existing 4 foot by 4 foot spring box and a one inch diameter 415 foot water transmission line which crosses NFS lands to her residence.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40166
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T26N R8E Section 27, Boise Meridian. Dixie, Idaho.
Dixie Special Use Permit Reissuance (Ward)
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Zilia Lewis
208-935-4255
zlewis@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Red River Ranger District proposes to reissue a special use permit to Sibyl Ward for an existing 4 foot by 4 foot spring box and a one inch diameter 415 foot water transmission line which crosses National Forest system lands to her residence.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39561
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T26N R8E Section 27. National Forest system lands near the town of Dixie, Idaho.
Dixie Special Use Permit Reissuance (Ward)
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Zilia Lewis
208-935-4255
zlewis@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Red River Ranger District proposes to Sibyl Ward is requesting the reissuance of a special use permit for an existing 4 foot by 4 foot spring box and a one inch diameter 415 foot water transmission line which crosses National Forest system lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39444
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T26N R8E Section 27. Dixie Idaho, Crooked Creek Subwatershed.
Five Mile Pond Outlet Retrofit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2013 
Expected:07/2013  10/2013 Katherine Thompson
208-983-1950
kthompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Nez Perce Tribe, in partnership with the Forest Service, would like to remove a metal grate and partial dam structure currently preventing steelhead and bull trout migration from Crooked River to Fivemile Creek for spawning and rearing.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/nezperce/landmanagement/projects
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T28N R7E Sec 36 Boise Meridian. Red River Ranger District - Idaho County - Five Mile Pond.
Heritage #2 Placer Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/15/2012 
Expected:08/2013
 
10/2013 Martin Jones
208-842-2103
martinjones@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Red River Ranger District proposes to approve Tim Hoskinsí proposal to excavate 17 placer test pits in the Newsome Creek drainage area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39025
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T30N R6E Sections 12 and 13. Newsome Creek, Red River Ranger District.
Heritage Gulch Placer Exploration
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/03/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
07/2013 Martin Jones
208-842-2103
martinjones@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Red River District Ranger proposes to allow the claim operator to conduct placer testing in the Newsome Creek drainage by digging 12-15, 10' x 10' or 10' x 12' test pits.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42034
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T30N, R7E, Sections 18-19 (Boise Meridian). Access to the project area is by Forest Road 1858 up Newsome Creek to Forest Road 1826, up Road 1826 to Trail 819 to Newsome Creek, up Newsome Creek via Trail 826 to the project site.
Holy Grail Placer Exploration
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/03/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
07/2013 Martin Jones
208-842-2103
martinjones@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Red River District Ranger proposes to allow the claim operator to excavate a series of three to four narrow sample channels in each of five individual areas for the purpose of testing placer gravels for mineral values.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42035
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T16N, R8E, Sections 21, 26 (Boise Meridian). Access to the project site is via Forest Service Road 222 to Dixie, up Road 222C to the project area.
Lone Pine Lode Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/15/2012 
Expected:08/2013
 
10/2013 Martin Jones
208-842-2103
martinjones@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Red River Ranger District proposes to approve Donald Alm's proposal to open an existing adit for the purpose of exploring for gold values.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37473
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T29N R6E Section 27. Near Golden, Idaho.
Newsome Creek Watershed Road Restoration Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/13/2012 
Expected:08/2013
 
10/2013 Jennie Fischer
208-983-4048
jfischer02@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to decommission and or improve 167 miles of road within the Newsome Creek project area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36916
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - The project area is located within Townships 29 and 30 North, Ranges 6 and 7 East. The project area is located within the Newsome Creek watershed, a tributary of the South Fork Clearwater River, between Grangeville and Elk City, ID.
Newsome Placer Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/15/2012 
Expected:08/2013
 
10/2013 Martin Jones
208-842-2103
martinjones@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Red River Ranger District proposes to approve Press Thomasí proposal to excavate up to 12 test pits for the purpose of testing placer gravels for mineral values in the Newsome Creek drainage area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39026
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T29N R7E Section 5. Newsome Creek, Red River Ranger District.
Orogrande 2013
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/03/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
07/2013 Martin Jones
208-842-2103
martinjones@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Red River District Ranger proposes to allow the claim operator to perform exploratory drilling of six drill sites in the Badger Summit area of the Red River Ranger District, approximately three airline miles south of Orogrande.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42036
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T27N, R7E, Sections 13, 24; T27N, R8E, Section 19 (Boise Meridian). Access to the project area is made by taking Forest Road 233 from State Highway 14 to a point just south of Orogrande, then via Forest Road 311 to the project area.
Orogrande Community Protection Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/07/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2013 
Expected:12/2013
 
04/2014 Rachel Young
208-983-4025
rlyoung@fs.fed.us 
Description: Create fuel breaks on National Forest System lands adjacent to private property and emergency evacuation routes using a combination of prescribed burning and mechanical treatments.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=28021
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T27N, R07E; T28N, R07E; T29N, R07E; T27N, R08E; T28N, R08E; and T29N, R08E (Boise Meridian). The Orogrande Community Protection Project is located in the Crooked River Watershed on National Forest System lands.
Pasadena/Frank Peck Lode Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/15/2012 
Expected:08/2013
 
05/2014 Martin Jones
208-983-1950
martinjones@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Red River Ranger District proposes to approve Ralph Reynolds and David Brushís proposal to open an old adit and develop a new adit for the purpose of extracting bulk ore samples for testing and assay.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37491
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T27N R7E Section 12. The project site is accessed by Forest Roads 233 (Crooked River Road), 311 (Penman Road), and 9848.
Road 311 Culvert Replacement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Road management  Completed  Actual: 04/12/2013  05/2013 Christopher Wolffing
208-983-5153
cwolffing@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would replace an existing 18" Corrugated Metal Pipe (CMP) with a 36" CMP designed to meet current Forest Plan standards for passage of 100-year flow events.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/nezperce/landmanagement/projects
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T27N R7E SW1/4 Sec 13 Boise Meridian. Red River Ranger District - Idaho County - Road 311 at mile marker 2.1 (approx.).
Tributary to West Fork American AOP
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/19/2013 
Expected:03/2013
 
05/2013 Christopher Wolffing
208-983-5153
cwolffing@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would replace an existing 24" Corrugated Metal Pipe (CMP) with a 60" CMP, with a channel cross-section inside, designed to meet current Forest Plan standards for passage of 100-year flow events, and allow for aquatic organism passage.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/nezperce/landmanagement/projects
Location: UNIT - Red River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T30N R8E SW1/4 Sec 18 Boise Meridian. Red River Ranger District - Idaho County - Road 283 at Mile Marker 6.1 (approximate).
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Nez Perce National Forest,   Salmon River Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R1 - Northern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Adams Camp Wildfire Protection Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 05/14/2013  06/2014 Tammy Harding
208-935-4263
tharding@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Salmon River Ranger District of the Nez Perce National Forest proposes to initiate the wildfire protection project on approximately 1492 acres by timber harvest and pre-commercial thinning in the Adams Camp analysis area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36378
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T27N, R03E, Sections 13, 23, 24, 25, 26, and 27, Boise Meridian. The project area is located in Idaho County, approximately 15 air miles south of Grangeville, Idaho within the Mill Creek watershed on National Forest System administered lands.
Bear Track Placer Exploration
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/03/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
07/2013 Martin Jones
208-842-2103
martinjones@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Salmon River District Ranger proposes to allow the claim operator to excavate 8-10 placer test pits for the purpose of testing placer gravels for mineral values.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42037
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T25N, R4E, SE1/4, Section 7 (Boise Meridian). Access to the project is from Grangeville to Forest Development Road 221 to Forest Development Road 394 to Forest Development Road 9922 to 922A.
Borrow Pit Warming Hut
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2013 
Expected:08/2013  11/2013 Jeremy Harris
208-839-2109
jrharris02@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Salmon River District Ranger is proposing to construct a warming hut for winter recreation purposes in an existing borrow pit.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/nezperce/landmanagement/projects
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T28N R3E Sec 35 SE 1/4 of SW 1/4 Boise Meridian. Salmon River Ranger District - Idaho County - Approximately 3/4 mile West on FS Road 243 from 4-Corners Junction with Road 221.
Deadhorse Creek Trail Bridge Construction
CE
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/06/2012 
Expected:09/2013
 
11/2013 Josh Lattin
208-839-2108
joshlattin@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Salmon River Ranger District proposes improving the Deadhorse Ridge Trail #301 stream crossings of Deadhorse Creek by installing two trail bridges.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39004
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T26N R3E Section 3. Deadhorse Creek, Salmon River Ranger District.
Eastside Allotment Management Planning Project
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/21/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2013 
Expected:01/2014
 
04/2014 Steve Hiebert
208-983-4027 or 208-839-2121
shiebert@fs.fed.us 
Description: Continue to permit livestock grazing by incorporating adaptive management strategies on 8 active allotments within the project area, and close 7 allotments.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37842
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Forest boundary on the west, to the headwaters of the American and Red River drainages on the east, to the Clearwater River on the north, to the ridge between the South Fork of the Clearwater River/Sa. Authorize livestock grazing on the Red River, Moose Creek, and Salmon River Ranger Districts.
Gold Lake Creek Placer Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/15/2012 
Expected:09/2013
 
05/2014 Martin Jones
208-842-2103
martinjones@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Salmon River Ranger District proposes to approve Charles Bedrosianís proposal to conduct a small placer mining operation in the Gold Lake Creek drainage of the Salmon River Ranger District.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37463
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T25N R3E Section 1. Gold Lake Creek drainage of the Salmon River Ranger District.
Healy Creek Exploration CE
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Martin Jones
208-842-2103
martinjones@fs.fed.us 
Description: Mining claimant proposes to use a small tractor with auger to drill 20 holes in non-wetland sites along Healy Creek. Small samples will be tested for gold content.
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T24N, R3E, Sec 23 and 24. Project is located in the old Florence Mining District in the Meadow Creek watershed.
Hunt Creek Culvert Replacement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 09/28/2012  08/2013 Garry Seloske
208-839-2211
gseloske@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Salmon River Ranger District and the Nez Perce Tribe Department of Fisheries Resource Management Watershed Division propose to replace one culvert located on Forest Road 309 at Milepost 18.2 in the Mill Creek drainage of the South Fork Clearwater
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37462
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T28N R3E Section 7. Forest Road 309 at Milepost 18.2 in the Mill Creek drainage of the South Fork Clearwater River watershed.
Johns Creek Trail Reroutes
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/19/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
09/2013 Josh Lattin
208-839-2108
joshlattin@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Salmon River District Ranger proposes rerouting six sites on the Johns Creek Trail System to reduce grades on several steep, rutted portions of the trails; improve stream crossings; and, rebuild deteriorated sections of the trails.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/nezperce/landmanagement/projects
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T27N R5E Sec 6; and, T28N R5E Sec 5, 8, 9, 10, 17, 29 Boise Meridian. Salmon River Ranger District - Idaho County - Johns Creek Trail System.
Lower and East Sand Creek Placer Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/15/2012 
Expected:08/2013
 
10/2013 Martin Jones
208-842-2103
martinjones@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Salmon River Ranger District proposes to approve Kent Powellís proposal to excavate up to 18 test pits for the purpose of testing placer gravels for mineral values in the Sand Creek drainage area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39009
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T25N R4E Sections 18 and 19. Lower and East Sand Creek, Salmon River Ranger District.
Mill Creek Trail Bridge Construction
CE
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/15/2012 
Expected:08/2013
 
10/2013 Josh Lattin
208-839-2108
joshlattin@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Salmon River Ranger District proposes to replace Forest Trail #313ís ford at Mill Creek with a bridge and hardened approaches to improve habitat for the fish populations and provide a safer and more enjoyable recreational experience.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39006
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T27N R3E Section 25 NE1/4. Mill Creek, South Fork Clearwater of the Salmon River Ranger District.
North Trail 134 Reroute
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/19/2013 
Expected:08/2013
 
05/2014 Josh Lattin
208-839-2108
joshlattin@fs.fed.us 
Description: The North Trail 134 has a lower terminus at Silver's Station on Shingle Creek Road. There is inadequate space for public parking in this area and an issue with the right-of-way of Shingle Creek Road where it passes through private property.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/nezperce/landmanagement/projects
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T23N R1W Sec 1 & 2 Boise Meridian. Salmon River Ranger District - Idaho County - North Trail 134.
Old Shoe Lode Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/15/2012 
Expected:06/2013
 
07/2013 Martin Jones
208-842-2103
martinjones@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Salmon River Ranger District proposes to approve the claimantís proposal for exploratory drilling in the North Fork Slate Creek area to test for mineral values on the Salmon River Ranger District, Nez-Perce-Clearwater National Forests.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39557
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T27N, R3E, Section 21. North Fork Slate Creek area to test for mineral values on the Salmon River Ranger District, Nez-Perce-Clearwater National Forests, Idaho County, Idaho.
Pig Foot Sanitation Salvage
CE
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 04/18/2013  06/2013 Edward Koberstein
208 983-7010
ekoberstein@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Salmon River Ranger District of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests proposes to use ground-based mechanical harvesting to treat 165 acres.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37437
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Clearwater. LEGAL - T28N, R3E, Sections 26, 27, 28, 34, and 35. Vicinity of Pig Foot Springs along Forest Road 243 (Free Use Road) on the Salmon River Ranger District, Nez-Perce-Clearwater National Forests, Idaho County, Idaho.
Pioneer Gulch Placer Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/15/2012 
Expected:08/2013
 
05/2014 Martin Jones
208-842-2103
martinjones@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Salmon River Ranger District proposes to approve David Tischís proposal to excavate up to 22 test pits for the purpose of testing placer gravels for mineral values in the Ozark Creek drainage.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37464
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T25N R4E Sections 7 and 18. Ozark Creek drainage.
Rex Placer Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/15/2012 
Expected:08/2013
 
05/2014 Martin Jones
208-842-2103
martinjones@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Salmon River Ranger District proposes to approve Robert Martinís proposal to excavate 17 placer test pits in the Gold Lake Creek and Ozark Creek drainages.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37465
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T25N R3E Section 12. Gold Lake Creek and Ozark Creek drainages.
Square Mountain Trail #384 Reroute
CE
- Recreation management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/15/2012 
Expected:08/2013
 
06/2014 Josh Lattin
208-839-2108
joshlattin@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Salmon River Ranger District proposes to replace a 1200-foot segment of rutted Forest Trail #384 with an approximately 1800 foot reroute at a reduced grade to tie into Forest Trail #313.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39007
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T26N R5E Section 9 SE1/4. Hagen Creek on Trail #384 of the Salmon River Ranger District.
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