Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2010 to 12/31/2010
Boise 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
R4 - Intermountain Region, Boise National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Boise National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Boise National Forest,  Cascade Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Boise National Forest,  Emmett Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Boise National Forest,  Idaho City Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Boise National Forest,  Lowman Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Boise National Forest,  Mountain Home Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

Projects Occurring Nationwide  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 12/18/2009
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2010 
Expected:11/2011
 
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

           *NEW LISTING*
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/27/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2011 
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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Boise National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)  

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
University of Florida Passive Seismic Survey
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management
- Research 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:02/2011  05/2011 Elaine Alexander
435-636-3500
ealexander@fs.fed.us 
Description: Determine how the sharp boundary of the Western Idaho Shear Zone formed & how it has controlled subsequent deformation & magmatism regionally. A swath of broadband passive seismic instruments and seismic refraction line will be used for this survey.
Location: UNIT - Boise National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Valley. Multiple locations on the Boise NF and surrounding forests.
Wildlife Conservation Strategy (Forest Plan Amendment)
EIS
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
Completed  Actual: 07/01/2010
07/01/2010 
07/2010 Randy Hayman
208-373-4157
rhayman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Short- and long-term management strategies and priorities for maintaining and restoring habitats associated with terrestrial wildlife species.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=24607
Location: UNIT - Boise National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Ada, Boise, Elmore, Gem, Valley. Boise National Forest.
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Boise National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Virginia Tech Controlled-Source Seismic Survey
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management
- Research 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:02/2011  05/2011 Elaine Alexander
208-373-4318
ealexander@fs.fed.us 
Description: Seismic investigation of formation and evaluation of Idaho, Oregon mtns. Monitoring explosive seismic shots buried in boreholes 100-150 feet deep, using temporary seismometers.
Location: UNIT - Emmett Ranger District, Cascade Ranger District, Lowman Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Valley. LEGAL - T 12-13 N, R 1-11 E. NFS lands generally along an east west line extending from NFS road 579 near Bear Valley Ck to northwest of Smiths Ferry.
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Boise National Forest,   Cascade Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
C. C. West
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/14/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
03/2011 Michael Dimmett
208-382-7430
mdimmett@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Proposed Action consists of planting conifers with hoedads on an estimated 8,376 acres that burned at a high or moderate intensity in 2007 where competing vegetation is expected and/or where no seed source is present.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31641
Location: UNIT - Cascade Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Valley. LEGAL - T. 14 - 16 N., R. 6 - 7 E.; Boise Meridian, Valley County, Idaho. The project area is located in the Upper Middle Fork Payette River (UMFPR) drainage and in the South Fork Salmon River (SFSR) drainage on the Boise National Forest.
Clear Prong Project
EIS
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 07/20/2010  10/2010 Michael Dimmett
208-382-7400
mdimmett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Implement silvicultural activities on an estimated 2,000 acres; reduce natural fuel loads on approximately 500 acres, and; decommission roughly 4 miles of road.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=28998
Location: UNIT - Cascade Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Valley. LEGAL - T.14N, R.5E; T.13N, R.5E. Clear Creek drainage.
Hanson Range Project
EA
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 09/09/2010  01/2011 Robert Bumgarner
208-365-7012
rbumgarner@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action would allow a maximum of six head of horses or 34 head months within a permitted grazing area of 409 acres. The allotment would continue to be managed using variable number, variable season provisions in the grazing permit.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=15194
Location: UNIT - Cascade Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Valley. LEGAL - T.18N., R.8E., Sections 4, 9, 16, 17, and 20; Boise Meridian, Valley County, ID. Lower Johnson Creek drainage approximately 6 miles south of Yellowpine, ID.
Johnson Creek Watershed Improvement Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/28/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
06/2011 Clayton Nalder
208-382-7400
claytonnalder@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improve road and trail infastructure by reducing the impacts to watershed processes. Proposed activities include road designations, trail re-routes, road decommissioning, meadow enhancement, and/or unauthorized route rehabilitation.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31087
Location: UNIT - Cascade Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Valley. LEGAL - T. 15. N., R. 8 E., Boise Meridian, Valley County, ID. Johnson Creek Watershed.
Juniper Mountain Outfitters Spring Bear Hunt
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Mark Bingman
(208) 382-7422
mbingman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue existing special use permit for horse camp, trail rides, fishing, and big game hunting outfitter and guide operations. Evaluate request to add spring bear hunting, new spike camp, and modification of permitted hunting areas.
Location: UNIT - Cascade Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Valley. LEGAL - T. 15 N., R. 6 E., Section 36. North end of Stolle Meadows, Idaho.
Lower Johnson Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:05/2011  05/2011 Mark Loseke
208-382-7400
mloseke@fs.fed.us 
Description: Treat vegetation on an estimated 137 acres in the WUI along the lower reaches of Johnson Creek.
Location: UNIT - Cascade Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Valley. LEGAL - T.18N., R.8E., Sections 2, 20, 29, 31, & 32. Lower reaches of Johnson Creek.
Rustican Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed  Actual: 09/02/2010  10/2011 Mark Loseke
208-382-7400
mloseke@fs.fed.us 
Description: The overall purpose of this project is to manipulate species and stand structure through the application of prescribed fire to reduce undesirable species and populations in the understory, while retaining desirable large diameter overstory trees.
Location: UNIT - Cascade Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Valley. LEGAL - T. 17 N., R. 7 E., Sec. 33-36, T. 16 N., R. 7 E., Sec. 1-3; Boise Meridian, Valley County, ID. The Project Area is located in Rustican Creek, a tributary of Johnson Creek.
Spruce Creek Project
EIS
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 12/2010 
Expected:05/2011  08/2011 Michael Dimmett
208-382-7430
mdimmett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Implement silvicultural activities on approximately 1,200 acres in order to move affected stands toward desired vegetative conditions described in Appendix A of the Forest Plan.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=17492
Location: UNIT - Cascade Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Valley. LEGAL - T.16N., R.5E., Section 34, etc.; Boise Meridian, Valley County, Idaho. Spruce Creek in the Gold Fork River drainage.
Warm Lake Facilities Beetle Mortality Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 09/22/2010  11/2010 Michael Dimmett
208-382-7400
mdimmett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Remove dead and dying trees in campgrounds and administrative sites near Warm Lake, and use anti-aggregant phermones to deter beetle infestation of additional host trees.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33744
Location: UNIT - Cascade Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Valley. LEGAL - T.15N., R.7E., Sections 6 & 7; T.15N., R.6E. Section 12. Warm Lake Campground, Ore-Ida Baptist Church Camp, Warm Lake Lodge, North Shore Lodge.
Westside Range Project
EA
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 08/16/2010
08/16/2010 
12/2010 Jeff Hunteman
208-382-7400
jhunteman@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action for both the Stringer Pasture C&H and the Van Wyck Holding S&G Allotment is to continue to authorize livestock grazing at current permitted numbers and seasons of use.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30810
Location: UNIT - Cascade Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Valley. LEGAL - T. 16 N., R. 2 E., Section 1 and T. 14 N., R. 2 E., Sections 21 and 28; Boise Meridian, Valley County, Idaho. The Stringer Pasture C&H Allotment is located approximately four miles due west of Donnelly, Idaho. The Van Wyck Holding S&G Allotment is located approximately four miles west of Cascade, ID.
Westside Restoration Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:05/2011  05/2011 Joe Foust
208-382-7451
jfoust@fs.fed.us 
Description: Enhance aspen on approximately 150 acres from near Campbell Creek north to Gibson Creek on the west side of Cascade Reservoir, and; treat vegetation on an estimated 90 acres in the WUI near French Creek and Campbell Creek.
Location: UNIT - Cascade Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Valley. LEGAL - T.14N., R.3E., Sections 19, 20, 29, & 33; T.14N., R.4E., Sections 6, 7, 18, 20, 28, & 33. West side of Cascade Reservoir from Campbell Creek north to Gibson Creek.
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Boise National Forest,   Emmett Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Boiling Pine TSI Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed  Actual: 07/19/2010  07/2011 John Riling
208-365-7000
jriling@fs.fed.us 
Description: Precommercial thin on approximately 2,000 acres of ponderosa pine plantations. Thinning activities would be hand-felling using chainsaws.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30144
Location: UNIT - Emmett Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Valley. LEGAL - T12N, R4E, Sections 21 - 28, 34. Boiling Springs 5th Field HUC.
Bull Creek and Upper Silver Creek Motorized Wheeled Vehicle Travel Management
EA
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 08/04/2010  09/2010 Melissa Yenko
208-373-4245
myenko@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would make modifications to the type of motorized vehicle access, season of use, and implement trail improvements to address trail location and condition issues, as well as soil, water, riparian, and aquatic resource concerns.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=26973
Location: UNIT - Emmett Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Valley. This project is located in the Bull Creek and Upper Silver Creek drainages in the Middle Fork Payette River Sub-basin.
Emmett Ranger District Ditch Bill Easements
CE
- Land ownership management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jerry Bird
801-236-3463
jkbird@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approve application for irrigation & stockwatering easement including operation and Maintenance conditions.
Location: UNIT - Emmett Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boise. LEGAL - T10N, R4E, Section 24. 2 miles south Tie Creek Campground.
Emmett Ranger District Ditch Bill Easements
CE
- Land ownership management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jerry Bird
801-236-3463
jkbird@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approve applications for irrigation & stockwatering easements including operation and maintenance conditions.
Location: UNIT - Emmett Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Gem. LEGAL - T12N, R2E, Sec 34;. Sage Hen Reservoir;.
Idaho State University Outdoor Programs
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/29/2010  08/2010 Linda Bryant
208-365-7000
lgbryant@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special Use permit to conduct river trips on the Payette River System in conjunction with rafting and kayaking classes offered throught the university.
Location: UNIT - Emmett Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boise. Main Fork Payette River - Banks beach to Beehive Bend and South Fork Payette River - Danskin to Crouch.
Joe's Creek Trail Improvement Project
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 07/29/2010  08/2010 John Erickson
208-365-7000
jerickson@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would re-route about 1 mile of the Joe's Creek Trail (NFS Trail #137) to address trail conditions, resource concerns, and improve manageability of the trail.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31966
Location: UNIT - Emmett Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Gem. LEGAL - T12N, R3E, Section 16. The Joe's Creek Trail (NFS Trail #137) is located northeast of Sagehen Reservoir off of NFS road #622.
Middle Fork North and South Allotments
EA
- Grazing management  On Hold  N/A  N/A John Erickson
208-365-7000
jerickson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Review ongoing grazing management activities.
Location: UNIT - Emmett Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boise, Gem, Valley. Approximately 10 miles north of Crouch, Idaho.
Pine Flat Campground Vegetation Management Plan
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 08/08/2010  12/2010 Christopher Wagner
208-259-3361
chriswagner@fs.fed.us 
Description: Thinning of large and small trees on approximately 90 acres within and surrounding the Pine Flats campground to reduce future tree mortality and reduce public hazards.
Location: UNIT - Emmett Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boise. LEGAL - T. 8 N., R 7 E., Section 6 and T. 9 N., R. 7 E., Section 31, Boise Meridian. Pine Flats Campground, 5 miles west of Lowman, Idaho on Highway 17, along the South Fork Payette River.
Scriver Creek Integrated Restoration Project
EIS
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 05/07/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 03/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
06/2012 Ann Roseberry
208-365-7023
aroseberry@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project is designed to modify stand conditions to improve wildlife habitat and increase resiliency to insects, disease and wildfire; as well as improve watershed conditions and reduce long-term sedimentation caused by existing roads.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=17267
Location: UNIT - Emmett Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boise, Valley. LEGAL - T. 10N , R. 4E, sections 3-10, 15-18, and 20; T. 11N, R. 4E, sections 21-23, and 26-34; Boise Meridian, Boise & Valley Counties. The project area is approximately 11,500 acres and is located in the Scriver Creek sub-watershed, a tributary to the Middle Fork Payette River, 6 miles north of Crouch, Idaho.
Tripod and Pine Creek Range Allotments
EA
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:05/2011  06/2011 Robert Bumgarner
208-365-7012
rbumgarner@fs.fed.us 
Description: Review ongoing grazing management activities.
Location: UNIT - Emmett Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Gem, Valley. LEGAL - Pine Ck= T10N, R2E, S 4 & 9; T11N, R2E, S 14-15, 21-23, 26-28 & 33-34. Tripod= T11N, R2E, S 23-26; T11N, R3E, S 5-8, 17-20 & 30; T12N, R2E, S 24-25 & 36; T12N, R3E, S8, 17-21 & 29-32, Boise Meridian. Pine Creek is approximately 5 miles north of Ola, Idaho. The Tripod allotment is approximately 3 miles west of Smiths Ferry, Idaho.
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Boise National Forest,   Idaho City Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Applejack Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 09/22/2010  10/2010 Barbara Levesque
603-528-8743
blevesque@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special use permit for a small scale placer mining operation. The project proponent proposes to use a Bobcat or similar equipment to dig sand and gravel adjacent to Applejack Creek and run material through a small processing plant.
Location: UNIT - Idaho City Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boise. LEGAL - T8N, R5E, Section 28. The project is located on Applejack Creek, an intermittent tributary of Muddy Creek.
Beaver Creek Yurt Installation Project
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 03/15/2010  09/2010 Everardo Santillan
208-392-6681
esantillan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a special use permit for the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) to install a 20-foot diameter backcountry yurt near Beaver Creek Summit.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31960
Location: UNIT - Idaho City Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boise. LEGAL - T8N, R 7E, Section 21, SE 1/4, Boise Meridian. The project located adjacent to HWY 21 near milepost 63 at the junction of HWY 21 and NFS road 551.
Becker Vegetation Management
EIS
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 11/2010 
Expected:09/2011  05/2012 Melissa Yenko
208-365-7010
myenko@fs.fed.us 
Description: Vegetation management in a 15,000-acre project area. The project will involve prescribed burning, commercial harvest and non-commercial tree thinning. Road construction and road decommissioning will be associated activities.
Location: UNIT - Idaho City Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boise. LEGAL - Sections 14,15, 21-36, of T8N, R7E, Sections 19,30, of T8N, R8E, and Sections 1-6 of T7N, R7E. North of Idaho City in the Edna Creek, China Fork, and Beaver Creek drainages.
Crooked Bear Sapling Thinning Project
CE
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/12/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
06/2011 Ray Eklund
208-392-6681
reklund@fs.fed.us 
Description: Precommercial thinning project on about 8,900 acres of young overstocked plantation and naturally regenerated timber stands within the 1993 Rabbit Creek Burn Area. Thinned trees would generally be less than 15 feet tall with slash left on site.
Location: UNIT - Idaho City Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boise. LEGAL - T7N & 8N, R 8E & 9E. North Fork Boise River Drainage - Lower Bear River, Upper Bear River, Upper Crooked River, and Taylor-Lodgepole 6th Field HUCs.
Cumo 2007
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/03/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
05/2011 Barbara Levesque
603-528-8743
blevesque@fs.fed.us 
Description: Minerals exploration. Proposal is to drill 122 new exploratory holes to retrieve core samples. Project will involve construction of about 12.5 miles of new temporary road and use of about 4.5 miles existing unclassified road as temporary road.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=21302
Location: UNIT - Idaho City Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boise. LEGAL - T8N R6E, Sections 7,8,17,18,19 and 20. Three miles northeast of Grimes Pass in Boise County Idaho.
GC #1 Minerals Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/14/2009 
Expected:10/2010
 
05/2011 Barbara Levesque
603-528-8743
blevesque@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a special use permit for a small scale placer mining operation. The project proponent proposes to use a small tractor loader to dig sand and gravel from two sites and process the material through a trommel.
Location: UNIT - Idaho City Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Elmore. LEGAL - T6N, R10E, Section 26. The project area is located near the Middle Fork Boise River approximately 1.5 miles downstream Queens River.
Grand Mountain Prescribed Fire
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/26/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2010 
Expected:02/2011
 
05/2011 Allyn Spanfellner
208-392-6681
aspanfellner@fs.fed.us 
Description: Introduction of prescribed fire in the Grand Mountain area to restore fire as an ecological process, reduce fuel loads, and reduce the risk of uncharacteristic wildfire.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=17400
Location: UNIT - Idaho City Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Elmore. LEGAL - T6N,R9E sections 4-9, 15-23, 26-36, T5N, R9E, sections 4,5,6, T6N, R8E, sections 1-3, 9-16, 18-28, 33-23, T5N, R8E, sections 1-11. Grand Mountain vicinity, north of the Middle Fork of the Boise River, and west of Atlanta.
Little Ophir Hazardous Fuels Reduction
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 07/27/2010
03/06/2006 
10/2010 Michael Dimmett
208-382-7430
mdimmett@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service has been enjoined from using CE category #10 and this project will be re-analyzed and documented in an EA. The intent of this project is to reduce hazardous fuels accumulations on about 4,600 acres near the town of Placerville, ID
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=11802
Location: UNIT - Idaho City Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boise. LEGAL - T7N, R4E, Sections 12, 13, 24, and T7N, R5E, Sections 7,8,16. Centrally located between Placerville, Centerville, and Pioneerville.
Mores Creek Fish Habitat Enhancement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Hana West
208-392-6681
hwest@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project proposes to enhance fish habitat on approximately 21-miles of Mores Creek. Approximately 40 in-stream structures consisting of boulders and rootwads would be installed in order to create pools and provide fish habitat.
Location: UNIT - Idaho City Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boise. LEGAL - Township 6N, Range 5E to Township 3N, Range 4E. The project area is located on Mores Creek near Idaho City, Idaho.
Morgan Minerals Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 09/28/2010  10/2010 Barbara Levesque
603-528-8743
blevesque@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a special use permit for a small scale mining operation. The project proponent proposes to sample from underground workings left from mining at the Belshazzar Mine and excavate and sample on the slope above the old workings.
Location: UNIT - Idaho City Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boise. LEGAL - T 7N, R 4E, and Sections 17 and 18. The project location is approximately 3.5 miles west of Placerville, Idaho.
Porter-Crumley Range Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:08/2011  08/2111 Robert Bumgarner
208-365-7012
rbumgarner@fs.fed.us 
Description: The USDA Forest Service is proposing to authorize livestock grazing through a ten year term grazing permit on the Crumley Gulch C&H and Porter Creek C&H Allotments on the Idaho City Ranger District of the Boise National Forest.
Location: UNIT - Idaho City Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boise. LEGAL - T 06N, R 03E, Section 03, T 07N, R 04E, Sections 6 and 7, and T 07N, R 03E, Sections 1, 2 , 11-14, 23-27, and 34-36. The Porter Creek and Crumley Gulch C&H Allotments are located on the Idaho City Ranger District . These allotments are located west-northwest of Idaho CIty.
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Boise National Forest,   Lowman Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Cache Whitebark Pine Restoration
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:02/2011  06/2011 Peter Wier
208-259-3361
pwier@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project proposes to reduce competing vegetation and fuel hazards around existing whitebark pine, protect cone producing whitebark pine from mountain pine beetle attack, and encourage natural whitebark pine regeneration. Approximately 164 acres.
Location: UNIT - Lowman Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Valley. LEGAL - The legal description is T11N R 8E sec 24 and T11N R 9E sec 19,20. The proposed project area is located southwest of the Lost Lakes area in the Bear Valley watershed.
Clear Creek Small Tree Thinning
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 07/08/2010  07/2010 Peter Wier
208-259-3361
pwier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Non-commercial thinning on approximately 3,000 acres of plantations located within the southern portion of the Clear Creek watershed, most of which is within the 1989 Lowman Fire.
Location: UNIT - Lowman Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boise. 1 mile north of Lowman, in the southern portion of the Clear Creek watershed.
Lowman Bunkhouse
EA
- Facility management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/18/2009 
Expected:12/2010
 
07/2011 Kari Grover-Wier
208-259-3361, ext 7508
kgroverwier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed construction of a 12-person bunkhouse and needed supporting infrastructure. The bunkhouse would be located in the lower compound at the Lowman Ranger Station administrative site.
Location: UNIT - Lowman Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boise. Lowman Ranger Station administrative site, located at milepost 73.5 along State Hwy 21 in Lowman, Idaho.
Lowman Ranger District Ditch Bill Easement
CE
- Land ownership management  Completed  Actual: 07/08/2010  08/2010 Jerry Bird
801-236-3463
jkbird@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approve application for irrigation & stockwatering easement including operation and maintenance conditions.
Location: UNIT - Lowman Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boise. LEGAL - T9N, R9E, Section 20. Three miles northeast of Helende Campground.
Sams-Pine Prescribed Burn
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:03/2011  05/2011 Rebecca Swenson
208-259-3361
rjswenson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribed burning on approximately 20,700 acres to restore fire's natural role using low to moderate intensity fire. Reduce fuel loading across the landscape to limit the spread and intensity of a high severity wildfire. Timeframe is approx. 2-7 yr
Location: UNIT - Lowman Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boise. Within roadless portions Lower Deadwood 5th HUC. along both sides of the Deadwood River including Nellie's Basin, Julie Creek, Stevens Cr, Pine Cr, Lorenzo Cr, Mdw Camp Cr.
Tennessee Creek Culvert Replacement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:02/2011  07/2011 Chad Baconrind
208-259-3361
cbaconrind@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace existing fish barrier culvert with an open bottom structure for fish and debris passage.
Location: UNIT - Lowman Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Valley. Tennesse Creek, 579 road crossing. Tributary to Elk Creek, near Elk Creek Guard Station.
Wapiti Blue Stewardship Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/10/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
05/2011 Kari Grover-Wier
208-259-3361, ext 7508
kgroverwier@fs.fed.us 
Description: 4,600 ac of treatments designed for veg. restoration and fuel reduction (including defensible space around Wapiti, Bear & Camp Cr summer homes and Hanging Valley) and 6 mi of unclass. rd decom
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29378
Location: UNIT - Lowman Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boise. LEGAL - T9 N - 10N , R10E, T 9N- 10N , R11E. Wapiti 5th HUC watershed, along Hwy 21 and SF Payette River, 1 mi south of Grandjean Recreational complex.
Water System Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/25/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
12/2010 John Kidd
208-374-5422
jkidd@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest proposes to re-issue permits for 18 separate water systems on springs or small streams mostly scattered along the South Fork Payette River corridor from the junction of Highway 21 and the Banks-Lowman Road east to Grandjean.
Location: UNIT - Lowman Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boise. Streams within the SF Payette River corridor, including Burn Cr, Dustman Cr, Emma Cr, Graney Cr, Fence Cr, Kirkham Cr, Long Cr, Richards Cr, and Wapiti Cr, as well as several unnamed springs.
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Boise National Forest,   Mountain Home Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Boise Ridge Timber Stand Improvement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/15/2010 
Expected:03/2011
 
06/2011 Christopher Church
208-384-3216
cchurch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Thinning, pruning, piling and pile burning of 2200 acres over 5 years; average of 400-500 acres completed each year
Location: UNIT - Mountain Home Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boise. Shafer Creek, Sinker Creek, and Bogus Creek drainages.
Cat Creek Cattle and Horse On-Off Allotment
EA
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 09/08/2010  06/2011 Tina Ruffing
208-587-7961
truffing@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize continued livestock grazing on the Cat Creek Cattle and Horse On-Off Allotment.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31037
Location: UNIT - Mountain Home Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Elmore. LEGAL - T. 1 S., R. 10 E., Sec. 19, 30, 31., T. 1 S., R. 9 E., Sec. 22-27, 35, 36., T. 2 S., R. 9 E., Sec. 1, 2, 12. The grazing allotment is located in the southeastern corner of the ranger district within the Chimney Creek and Cat Creek drainages.
Dawes Creek Cattle and Horse On-Off Grazing Allotment
EA
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 09/21/2010  06/2011 Tina Ruffing
208-587-7961
truffing@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize continued grazing on the Dawes Creek Cattle and Horse On-Off Grazing Allotment.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31078
Location: UNIT - Mountain Home Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Elmore. LEGAL - T. 3 N. R 5 E. Sec. 36, T. 2 N. R. 3 E. Sec. 1, T. 3 N. R. 6 E. Sec. 31-34, T. 2 N. R. 5 E. Sec. 3-6. The Dawes Creek Allotment is located in the southwestern portion of the Mountain Home Ranger District in the Willow, Chicken, and Crank Creek drainages.
Featherville Sheep and Goat Allotment
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/22/2004 
Expected:09/2012
 
05/2013 Tina Ruffing
208-587-7961
truffing@fs.fed.us 
Description: Continue to authorize sheep grazing on the Featherville allotment. The Featherville sheep allotment encompasses about 143,000 acres.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=8867
Location: UNIT - Mountain Home Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Elmore. LEGAL - T2N, R8E-11E; T3N, R8-11E;, T4N, R8-10E; T5N, R8-11E; T6N, R9-11E. The allotment lies within the South Fork Boise River drainage above Anderson Ranch Dam, the Middle Fork Boise River drainage , and Anderson Ranch Reservoir drainage.
Henry Clay et al. Mineral Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology  On Hold  N/A  N/A Steven Williams
208-587-7961
slwilliams01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Exploration of surface showings of gold-bearing quartz
Location: UNIT - Mountain Home Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Elmore. LEGAL - T4N, R10E, sec. 17. 5 miles north of Featherville, ID.
Knox Resource Management Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/04/2005
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
08/2011 Steven Williams
208-587-7961
slwilliams01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reduce wildfire risk to resources and nearby private property through the use of commercial and precommercial thinning, using a variety of silvicultural activities, and prescribed burning. Project area is approximately 4,400 acres.
Web Link:  http://www/fs.fed.us/r4/boise/projects
Location: UNIT - Mountain Home Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Elmore. LEGAL - T. 1 N., R. 8 E., sec. 1 & 12; T. 1 N., R. 9 E., sec. 4-9, 16 & 17; T. 2 N., R. 8 E., sec. 36; T. 2 N., R. 9 E., sec. 28-33. Approximately 5 miles west of Pine, Idaho.
Lake Creek Structural Range Improvements
CE
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 07/02/2010  07/2010 Tina Ruffing
208-587-7867
truffing@fs.fed.us 
Description: Extend existing fence approximately .3 miles and install cattle guard in an existing jeep trail.
Location: UNIT - Mountain Home Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Elmore. LEGAL - T. 1 N., R. 9 E., section 21 and 15, Boise Meridian. On the Lake Creek Allotment, east of the Fall Creek Lodge, Elmore County, Idaho.
Lester Creek Guard Station Fuelbreak
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:03/2011  04/2011 Tina Ruffing
208-587-7867
truffing@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reduce risks from wildfire and help protect improvements surrounding the Lester Creek Guard Station. Approximately 70 acres would be treated using a combination of thinning and prescribed burning, including commercial harvest on 19 acres.
Location: UNIT - Mountain Home Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Elmore. LEGAL - T. 1 N., R. 9 E., Sec. 2-3. Approximately 3-4 miles southwest of Pine, Idaho.
Lockman Gulch Cattle and Horse On-Off Grazing Allotment
EA
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 09/08/2010  06/2011 Tina Ruffing
208-587-7961
truffing@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize continued grazing on the Lockman Gulch Cattle and Horse On-Off Grazing Allotment.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31080
Location: UNIT - Mountain Home Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Elmore. LEGAL - T. 1 S. R. 8 E. Sec. 12-13, T. 1 S. R. 9 E. Sec. 6-9, 16-20, 27, 28, 33. The Lockman Gulch Allotment is located in the southern portion of the Mountain Home Ranger District in the Little Camas and Dixie Creek drainages.
Lost Man-Buck Creek Watershed Improvement Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Scott Bodle
208-587-7961 ext. 7149
sbodle@fs.fed.us 
Description: Modifying the management of the transportation system in these subwatersheds to enhance fish, wildlife habitat and reduce watershed erosion processes.
Location: UNIT - Mountain Home Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Elmore. LEGAL - T5N, Rs8-9E. Lost Man and Buck Creek subwatersheds, 16 miles NW of Pine, Idaho.
Mountain Home Programmatic Aspen Restoration Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:06/2011  10/2011 Scott Bodle
208-587-7961 ext. 7149
sbodle@fs.fed.us 
Description: Removal of conifers less than 8 inches dbh in aspen stands using prescribed burning or mechanical treatment.
Location: UNIT - Mountain Home Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Elmore. LEGAL - T4N R8, 9, 10E; T3N R8, 9, 10E; T2N R8, 9, 10E; T1N R8, 9, 10E; T1S R8, 9, 10E. Distributed across the Mountain Home Ranger District.
Shafer Resource Management Project
EA
- Forest products  On Hold  N/A  N/A Steven Williams
208-587-7961
slwilliams01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restore healthy sustainable ecosystem that is resilient to uncharacteristic wildfire using precommercial and commercial thinning on 2800 acres and prescribed fire with 2-mile shaded fuel break. Project area is 6600 acres.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r4/boise/projects/
Location: UNIT - Mountain Home Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boise. LEGAL - T5N, R3E, Sections 3-10, 15-22, and 24-32. Shafer Creek watershed including Bogus Basin area northeast of Boise.
Slickear-Deer Sheep and Goat Allotment
EA
- Grazing management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Tina Ruffing
208-587-7961
truffing@fs.fed.us 
Description: Continue to authorize grazing on the Slickear-Deer Sheep Allotment
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=8865
Location: UNIT - Mountain Home Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Elmore. LEGAL - T1N, R10E; T1N, R11E; T2N, R10E; T2N, R11E, T3N, R10E; T3N, R11E, Boise Meridian, Elmore County, Idaho. 2 miles east of Pine, Idaho, in the drainage tributaries of Anderson Ranch Reservoir and the South Fork Boise River.
Star Gulch Wildfire Pre-Commercial Thinning -- 2010
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/01/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
04/2011 Lisa Kennedy
208-587-7961
lakennedy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Thinning of dense areas of ponderosa pine saplings that established naturally following the 1994 Star Gulch Wildfire. Potentially, 300 to 1000 acres would be treated in the Cottonwood and Minneha drainages.
Location: UNIT - Mountain Home Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boise. LEGAL - T4N, R4E Sec 1, T4N, R5E Sec 510, 15-18, 21-22, Boise Meridian, Boise County, Idaho. 15 Miles Northeast of Boise, Idaho.
Trail Timber Gulch Spring Development
CE
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/10/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
11/2010 Tina Ruffing
208-587-7867
truffing@fs.fed.us 
Description: Development of a spring to provide livestock watering site.
Location: UNIT - Mountain Home Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Elmore. LEGAL - T1N R7E Section 5, Boise Meridian. Trail Timber Gulch Allotment, Timber Gulch drainage, Elmore County, ID.
White Flat Resource Management Project
EA
- Fuels management  Completed  Actual: 07/20/2010  10/2010 Michael Dimmett
208-382-7430
mdimmett@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project contributes to the NFP. Restores healthy, diverse, and resilient ecosystem to minimize uncharacteristic fire and reduces hazardous fuels. 420 acres commercial thin; 244 acres precommercial thin; 720 acres prescribed burning.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=2778
Location: UNIT - Mountain Home Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Elmore. 3 miles southwest of Pine, Idaho, in the lower end of the Fall Creek drainage.
Windy Gap Cattle and Horse On-Off Grazing Allotment
EA
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 09/08/2010  06/2011 Tina Ruffing
208-587-7961
truffing@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize continued grazing on the Windy Gap Cattle and Horse On-Off Grazing Allotment.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31084
Location: UNIT - Mountain Home Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Elmore. LEGAL - T. 1 S. R 9 E. Sec. 9, 16, 17, 19-21, 29-31, T. 1 S. R. 8 E. Sec. 25. The Windy Gap Cattle and Horse On-Off Grazing Allotment is located in the southern portion of the Mountain Home Ranger District in the Little Camas and Dixie Creek drainages.
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