Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2013 to 06/30/2013
Boise National Forest

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.
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R4 - Intermountain Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
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)

R4 - Intermountain Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Greater Sage-grouse Management Direction
EIS
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 12/09/2011
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 04/2013 
Expected:08/2014
 
09/2014 Glen Stein
801-625-5281
gstein@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of this project is to prepare environmental impact statements (EISs) and supplemental environmental impact statements to incorporate greater sage-grouse conservation measures into Bureau of Land Management land use plans and Forest Plans.
Location: UNIT - Boise National Forest All Units, Salmon-Challis National Forest All Units, Sawtooth National Forest All Units, Caribou-Targhee National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams, Blaine, Bonneville, Camas, Caribou, Cassia, Elmore, Fremont, Madison. Boise NF, Salmon-Challis NF, Caribou-Targhee NF, Sawtooth NF, Curlew NG.
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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
Idaho Power Company Line 328 Project
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/18/2012 
Expected:04/2013
 
06/2013 Mark Bingman
208-382-7422
mbingman@fs.fed.us 
Description: The special use permit for Line 328 would be renewed for another 20-year term. The renewed permit, including those portions of Line 328 on the Emmett and Cascade Ranger Districts only, would also address access to the power line and its structures.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34320
Location: UNIT - Emmett Ranger District, Cascade Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Gem, Valley. LEGAL - T.15N., R.6E. South Fork Salmon River, Johnson Creek, North Fork payette River, and Squaw Creek drainages.
Special Use Permit Renewal for Qwest (Century Link)
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Elaine Alexander
208-373-4318
ealexander@fs.fed.us 
Description: Qwest Corporation is requesting the renewal of its current permit through the creation of a single master permit. The permit will incorporate updated locations of improvements on Boise National Forest lands provided by Qwest.
Location: UNIT - Mountain Home Ranger District, Idaho City Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boise, Elmore. Mountain Home and Idaho City Ranger Districts.
Trinity Ridge Roadside Salvage Project
CE
- Forest products  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/24/2012 
Expected:04/2013
 
06/2013 Joshua Newman
208-587-7961
jnewman@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project proposes to complete roadside salvage of dead and dying trees adjacent to high use roads within the 2012 Trinity Ridge Wildfire Area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40991
Location: UNIT - Mountain Home Ranger District, Idaho City Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Elmore. The project area is within the Trinity Ridge Wildfire Area located north and west of Featherville, Idaho in Elmore County.
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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
Big Creek WBP Enhancement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/15/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
09/2013 Michael Dimmett
208-382-7430
mdimmett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Enhance survival of mature and immature whitebark pine on roughly 1,200 acres by eliminating competing conifer species.
Location: UNIT - Cascade Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Valley. LEGAL - T15N, R5E, Section 24. Big Creek Summit.
FAA Shed Fuel Reduction
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/07/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
07/2013 Michael Theisen
208-382-7400
metheisen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Timber stand improvement and elimination of wildfire hazard on roughly 10 acres.
Location: UNIT - Cascade Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Valley. LEGAL - T12N, R3E, Section 3. West Mountain, FAA shed.
Juniper Mountain Outfitters - O&G Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Mark Bingman
208-382-7422
mbingman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renew existing special use permit for horse camp, trail rides, fishing, and big game hunting outfitter and guide operations.
Location: UNIT - Cascade Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Valley. South Fork Salmon River.
Spruce Creek Project
EIS
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Stolle Priority Watershed Reforestation
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 02/28/2013  05/2013 Michael Dimmett
208-382-7430
mdimmett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Plant conifers on approximately 6,500 acres consumed by wildfire.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40243
Location: UNIT - Cascade Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Valley. LEGAL - T15N, R7E. South Fork Salmon River, Stolle Subwatershed.
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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
Ola Hill Range Project (formerly the Ola A and Ola Hill Range Project)
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 03/06/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 06/2013 
Expected:11/2013
 
05/2014 Renee Kehler
208-365-7000
rkehler@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project proposes to authorize continued grazing on the Ola Hill Cattle and Horse Allotment.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41013
Location: UNIT - Emmett Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Gem, Valley. The Ola Hill C&H Allotment is located approximately 2 miles Northast of Ola, Idaho.
Bureau of Reclamation Scott Mountain Communication Site Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:07/2013  10/2013 Melissa Yenko
208-373-4245
myenko@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project proposes to amend the special use permit (SUP) for the BOR Scott Mountain Communication Site for proposed upgrades to the facilities including a new tower, microwave dishes, and solar array.
Location: UNIT - Emmett Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boise. LEGAL - T10N, R06E, Section 28. The BOR Scott Mountain Communication Site is located adjacent to the Scott Mountain Lookout Road (NFS Rd 555BC).
Ola A Range Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Notice of Initiation 05/2013 
Expected:02/2014  06/2014 Renee Kehler
208-365-7000
rkehler@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project proposes to authorize continued livestock grazing on the Ola A Cattle and Horse Allotment.
Location: UNIT - Emmett Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boise, Gem, Valley. The Ola A C&G Allotment is located about 2 miles east of Ola, Idaho.
Pyle-Anderson Thinning Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/20/2012 
Expected:05/2013
 
09/2013 John Riling
208-365-7000
jriling@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of this project is to restore vegetation conditions on about 1,626 acres of ponderosa pine plantations on the Emmett Ranger District. Plantations would be thinned using chainsaws followed by activity fuels treatments.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38703
Location: UNIT - Emmett Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boise. LEGAL - T10N, R05E, Sections 31 & 32 and T09N, R05E, Sections 04-09, 15-18, 20, and 21. The project area is located in the Pyle Creek and Anderson Creek subwatersheds.
Scriver Creek Integrated Restoration Project
EIS
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 01/17/2013  09/2013 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/nepa_project_exp.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 11,510 acres and is located in the Scriver Creek sub-watershed, a tributary to the Middle Fork Payette River, 6 miles north of Crouch, Idaho.
Water System Special Use Permit Renewal 2012
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Mark Bingman
208-382-7422
mbingman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special use renewal for a group water systems on the Emmett Ranger District.
Location: UNIT - Emmett Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boise, Valley. Water Developments on the Emmett Ranger District in the Middle Fork Payette River , North Fork Payette River, and South Fork Payette River drainages.
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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
49er Salvage
CE
- Forest products  Cancelled  N/A  N/A John Wallace
208-392-3754
jdwallace@fs.fed.us 
Description: The 49er Salvage project would remove blown down, snapped off and insect infected trees on approximately 20 acres.
Location: UNIT - Idaho City Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boise. LEGAL - Section 24 of T 7 N R 4 E. Project is located approximately 2.5 miles northwest of Centerville, Id off FS 349 rd.
Becker Vegetation Management
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Notice of Initiation 07/2013 
Expected:10/2014  04/2015 Michael Feiger
208-392-6681
mfeiger@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.
Belshazzar Plan of Operation
EA
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Notice of Initiation 04/2013 
Expected:03/2014  07/2014 Chad Hood
208-392-3719
cchood@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proponent would remove roughly 30,000 cubic yards of mineral material from five waste dumps and process material to extract precious metals. The waste dumps were left from the old Belshazzar Mine and will be processed on nearby private lands.
Location: UNIT - Idaho City Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boise. LEGAL - Boise County, Township 7N Range 4E Sections 17, 18, Boise Meridian. Access to the project site is roughly 5 miles from Placerville, ID via FS 343 and 343b roads.
C & W Placer Exploration
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/07/2013
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
07/2013 Chad Hood
208-392-3719
cchood@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proponent would utilize a Skid Steer to extract sand and gravel and process it through a high banker (sluice box) to extract precious metals
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41500
Location: UNIT - Idaho City Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boise. LEGAL - Boise County, Township 5N Range 4E Section 9, Boise Meridian. The proposed project is located roughly eight miles southwest of Idaho City, ID. The project site is 100 yards upstream from the Macks Creek bridge on lower Grimes Creek about 3 miles from Highway 21.
Crooked Bear Sapling Thinning Project
CE
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:06/2013  07/2013 Lance Ellison
208-392-6681
lellison@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 Exploration Project (previously listed as Cumo 2007 Project)
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 01/31/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 05/2013 
Expected:10/2013
Actual: 02/11/2011 
11/2013 Randy Hayman
208-373-4157
rhayman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Minerals exploration. Proposal is to drill 256 new exploratory holes to retrieve core samples. Project will involve construction of about 13.3 miles of new temporary road and use of about 4.7 miles existing unauthorized road as temporary road.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.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.
Daltons Delight Placer Exploration
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/07/2013
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
08/2013 Chad Hood
208-392-3719
cchood@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proponent would utilize a mini-excavator to extract sand and gravel and process it through a trommel to extract precious metals
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41502
Location: UNIT - Idaho City Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boise. LEGAL - The legal land description is Boise County, Township 7N Range 6E Section 19, Boise Meridian. The proposed project is located roughly six miles northeast of Idaho City, ID. The project site is located within the Elk Creek watershed with access from Forest Service 379A road.
Fall Creek Placer Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/20/2013
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
08/2013 Chad Hood
208-392-3719
cchood@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proponent will utilize an excavator to remove sand and gravel and utilize a trommel to extract precious metals
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40854
Location: UNIT - Idaho City Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boise. LEGAL - Boise County, Township 7N Range 4E Section 6, Boise Meridian. Access to site is at the end FS 307E1 road roughly 2 miles from Placerville, ID.
La Familia Placer Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:06/2013  09/2013 Chad Hood
208-392-3719
cchood@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed operation is to utilize a mini-excavator to extract sand and gravel and utilize a highbanker to extract precious metals.
Location: UNIT - Idaho City Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boise. LEGAL - Boise County, Township 7N Range 4E Sections 15,16,22, Boise Meridian. Access to site is available from FS 307E1 roughly 2 miles west of Placerville, ID.
Old China Placer Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/20/2013
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
08/2013 Chad Hood
208-392-3719
cchood@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proponent will utilize a mini-excavator to extract sand and gravel and process it through a trommel to extract precious metals
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40851
Location: UNIT - Idaho City Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boise. LEGAL - Boise County, Township 7N Range 4E Section 11, Boise Meridian. Operation site is approximately 400 yds up from confluence with Wool Cr. on the north side of China Fork Creek. Access is off FS 615AB road roughly 2 miles north of Placerville.
Ophir Salvage
CE
- Forest products  Cancelled  N/A  N/A John Wallace
208-392-3754
jdwallace@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Ophir Salvage project would remove blown down, snapped off and insect infected trees on approximately 4 acres.
Location: UNIT - Idaho City Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boise. LEGAL - Sections 5 & 8 of T 7 N R 5 E. Project is located approximtely 2 miles north of Centerville, Id on FS 381E, in the Ophir Creek drainage.
Rewards Placer Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/20/2013
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
08/2013 Chad Hood
208-392-3719
cchood@fs.fed.us 
Description: The operator will use a mini-excavator or similar size equipment to excavate sand and gravel and process it in a self-contained unit to extract precious metals.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40847
Location: UNIT - Idaho City Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boise. LEGAL - The project is located in Boise County, Township 6N Range 6E Sections 5 and 6, Boise Meridian. The operation site is located along Illinois Gulch Creek. Access is off FS 314E road roughly 5 miles northeast of Idaho City.
Wildcat Salvage
CE
- Forest products  Cancelled  N/A  N/A John Wallace
208-392-3754
jdwallace@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Wildcat Salvage project would remove blown down, snapped off and insect infected trees on approximately 4 acres.
Location: UNIT - Idaho City Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boise. LEGAL - Section 25 of T 5 N, R 4 E. Project is located approximately 6 miles southwest of Idaho City, Id. Project area is located on FS 311, approximately 1 north mile from the confluence of Grimes and Mores Creek.
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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
579 Roadside Hazard Project
CE
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/28/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
08/2013 Sarah Fischer
208-259-3361
sfischer@fs.fed.us 
Description: All dead and imminently dead large trees greater than or equal to 7 inches dbh within 160 feet of National Forest System (NFS) road 579 would be cut and removed. All trees less than 5 inches dbh would be felled and burned.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40709
Location: UNIT - Lowman Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Valley. LEGAL - T13N, R7E, Sections 27, 34, & 36, T13N, R8E, Sections 31 & 32, T12N, R 7E, Sections 1 & 2, T12N, R8E, Sections 5 & 6. The project area emcompasses an estimated 250 acres in the Deer Creek drainage along NFS rd 579, roughly five miles northeast of Deadwood Reservoir.
Clear Creek Integrated Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 11/15/2011
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 05/2013 
Expected:10/2013
 
11/2013 John Kidd
208-374-5422
jkidd@fs.fed.us 
Description: This collaborative project proposes vegetation restoration, fuel reduction in WUI areas, mountain bike trail construction, road closures/decomissioning and aquatic organism passage elements within a 22,850 acre project area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37159
Location: UNIT - Lowman Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boise. Lower Clear Creek subwatershed, immediately north of Lowman , ID.
Lowman WUI Corridor
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Notice of Initiation 04/2013 
Expected:11/2013  05/2014 Rebecca Swenson
208-259-3361
rjswenson@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project proposes fuels reduction in and around the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) and vegetation restoration through prescribed fire treatments on approximately 6,000 acres.
Location: UNIT - Lowman Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boise. The project is located adjacent to the community of Lowman along the S. Fork of the Payette River and also includes the Miller Mountain drainage.
Outfitter and Guide Special Use Renewals
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:09/2013  09/2013 Mark Bingman
208-382-7422
mbingman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special use renewals for the following outfitter and guides: Wilderness Awareness SNA Adventures Sawtooth Outfitters Deadwood Outfitters and Guide
Location: UNIT - Lowman Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boise. Wilderness Awareness, SNA Adventures, Sawtooth Outfitters, Deadwood Outfitters and Guide.
Wapiti Blue Stewardship Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A John Kidd
208-374-5422
jkidd@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/nepa_project_exp.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 Systems Special Use Permit Renewal - Group 2
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 03/27/2013  03/2013 John Kidd
208-374-5422
jkidd@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special use permit renewal for 8 water systems on the Lowman Ranger District within the SF Payette River Corridor including systems on Richards Creek, Kirkham Creek, Wapiti Creek, Long Creek, 2 systems on Dustman Creek and 2 systems on Fence Cr.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38940
Location: UNIT - Lowman Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boise. LEGAL - 8 locations within the SF Payette River Corridor. Eight separate water systems on small streams scattered along the SF Payette River corridor from the junction of Highway 21 and the Banks-Lowman Rd east to the Grandjean area.
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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
Avelene Salvage Project
CE
- Forest products  Completed  Actual: 03/15/2013  06/2013 Joshua Newman
208-587-7961
jnewman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercial timber harvest of 200 acres of dead and dying trees resulting from the Avelene Fire. Harvest activities would utilize ground based logging. No new permanent or temporary roads construction/reconstruction would occur with this project.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40634
Location: UNIT - Mountain Home Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boise. LEGAL - T5N, R4E, Sections 21, 22, 27, and 28. The project is located about sixteen miles northeast of Boise, Idaho in Boise County within the Grimes Creek drainage. Clear Creek subdivision is located immediately adjacent to the project area.
Featherville Sheep and Goat Allotment
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 03/23/2012
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 04/2013 
Expected:09/2013
 
05/2014 Holly Myers
208-587-7961
hamyers@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will evaluate current livestock management on the Featherville Sheep and Goat (S&G) Allotment and proposes to authorize continued livestock grazing on approximately 142,800 acres of National Forest System land.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.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 Mineral Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2013 
Expected:09/2013  05/2014 Casey Watson
208-587-7961 x 7171
cwatson02@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proponent proposes to conduct minerals exploration activities to acquire detailed geologic data within the Henry Clay mineral claims group to determine the extent of the mineral resources.
Location: UNIT - Mountain Home Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Elmore. LEGAL - Portions of Sections 17, 18, and 20, Township 7 North, Range 4 East, Boise Meridian. The Henry Clay mineral claims are located between Featherville and Rocky Bar, Idaho.
Idaho Power Smith Prairie Permit Renewal (Formerly Idaho Power Dixie 31 Special Use Permit)
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Scott Bodle
208-587-7961 ext. 7149
sbodle@fs.fed.us 
Description: Idaho Power has submitted an application to renew the special use authorization for the Smith Prairie (Dixie 31) powerline.
Location: UNIT - Mountain Home Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Elmore. Portions of the Idaho Power Dixie 31 Powerline located on the Mountain Home Ranger District.
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