Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2010 to 12/31/2010
Payette 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, Payette National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Payette National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Payette National Forest,  Council Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Payette National Forest,  Krassel Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Payette National Forest,  McCall Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Payette National Forest,  New Meadows Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Payette National Forest,  Weiser 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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Payette 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
Domestic Sheep and Goat Grazing & Payette Bighorn Sheep Viability LRMP Amendment [105]
EIS
- Land management planning  Completed  Actual: 07/20/2010  08/2010 Patricia Anderson Soucek
208-634-0812
psoucek@fs.fed.us 
Description: Supplement to the Southwest Idaho Ecogroup FEIS for the Revised Land and Resource Management Plans to analyze bighorn sheep viability compliance with the Hells Canyon NRA Act, NFMA, 36 CFR 292.48, and 36 CFR 219.9.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=20624
Location: UNIT - Payette National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams, Idaho, Valley, Washington. Payette National Forest - Forestwide.
Payette National Forest Travel Management Plan [95]
EIS
- Recreation management
- Road management 
In Progress:
FEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/25/2007 
Expected:10/2008
Actual: 02/05/2009
10/03/2008
01/29/2008 
06/2009 Jane Cropp
208-634-0757
jcropp@fs.fed.us 
Description: Revise the Payette 1995 summer and winter Travel Management Plan as amended. Establish a Forest system of designated routes, meet travel and access needs for recreational activities while protecting Forest resources. Multiple decisions will be issued
Location: UNIT - Payette National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams, Idaho, Valley, Washington. LEGAL - Forest-wide. In southwest-central Idaho south of the Salmon R., Payette NF is bordered on the south by Boise NF, on the east by Salmon-Challis NF, on north of Nez Perce NF, and on the west by Wallowa-Whitman NF.
Wildlife Conservation Strategy (Forest Plan Amendment) [101]
EIS
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 09/14/2007
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/2011 
Expected:02/2011
 
04/2011 Patricia Anderson Soucek
208-634-0812
psoucek@fs.fed.us 
Description: Short- and long-term management strategies and priorities for maintaining and restoring habitats associated with terrestrial wildlife species.
Location: UNIT - Payette National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams, Idaho, Valley, Washington. Payette National Forest.
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Payette National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Weiser River Fuels Reduction EA [35]
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/25/2007
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 12/2010 
Expected:02/2011
 
06/2011 Michael Beckwith
208-347-0300
mabeckwith@fs.fed.us 
Description: To provide an area of reduced wildfire risk adjacent to private lands and Hwy 95 corridor. Commercial timber harvest (and BD) 1345ac., timber stand improvement 279 ac., prescribed burn 475 ac., 5.1 mi road decom, and 1.2 mi road construction
Location: UNIT - Council Ranger District, New Meadows Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - T18 N, 1W, Sections 1, 12, 13, 24, and 25, T18N, R1E Sections 6-8, 17-20, and 28-32, Boise Meridian. US Highway 95 Corridor between Pine Ridge and Council, Idaho.
West Zone Payette Timber Stand Improvement [12]
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Clark Lucas
208-634-0424
clucas@fs.fed.us 
Description: Pre-commercially thin approximately 5000 acres of wild and planted stands (over a five year period) from the 1960s, 1970s, and early 1980s . This project would thin stands from 300 to 1000 stems per acre to about 200 trees per acre.
Location: UNIT - Council Ranger District, Weiser Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams, Washington. LEGAL - T18N,R1E,Sections 7-9,17-22,27-34;T18N,R3W,Sections 1,12,13,24;T18N,R2W,Sections 4-1,13,14,16-20;T19N,R3W,Sections 5-8,17,18;T15N,R4W,Sections 7-19,30,31;T15N, R5W,Sections 1,3-17,21,23-26. Management Areas 2 and 3.
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Payette National Forest,   Council Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Cambridge Telephone Co. Fiber Optic Line Installation
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/09/2010  06/2011 Denise Cobb
208-634-0446
dfcobb@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install buried fiber optic telecommunication utilities adjacent to Landore Road and between Landore Road next to the Bear townsite overland to the Cuprum townsite following a path of existing buried Idaho Power facilities.
Location: UNIT - Council Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - T. 20N, R. 3W, sections 24, 13, 14, 15, and 10 and approximately 1,650 feet in the northeast corner of section 13 and the northwest corner of section 18. Approximately 22 miles northwest of Council, Idaho near the townsite of Bear, Idaho.
Cuprum Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project [7]
EA
- Fuels management  Completed  Actual: 07/07/2010
07/07/2010
07/07/2010
07/07/2010 
09/2010 Monte Hurd
208-549-4200
mlhurd@fs.fed.us 
Description: Treat 1650 acres around town of Cuprum to reduce hazardous fuel loading using a combination of mechanical and hand treatments followed by prescribed fire.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=5321
Location: UNIT - Council Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - T20N R3W Sec. 1-3, 8-11, and 14-22. Twenty-two miles northwest of Council, Idaho.
Deep Creek Trail Improvement Project [14]
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/10/2009 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 Brant Petersen
208-392-6681
bpetersen02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Trail re-route of 0.3 miles, installation of a 34 foot gluelam bridge and foot bridges to provide safe public access to over 30 miles of multiple use trails in the Deep Creek drainage.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31336
Location: UNIT - Council Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - T21N R3W section 1, and T22N R3W sections 23, 26, 35, 36. Council Ranger District, Deep Creek Drainage, Adams County Idaho.
Fewkes Access Road [9]
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/20/2010  10/2010 Kathryn Nash
208-634-0416
knash@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest is conducting an environmental analysis for the issuance of a Private Road Easement authorizing the use and maintenance of an existing road across National Forest System Lands to access private property.
Location: UNIT - Council Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - T. 17N, R.1E,section 32. Approximately 4 miles northeast of Council, Idaho.
Kramer LLC Water System
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/24/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
11/2010 Denise Cobb
208-634-0446
dfcobb@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize an existing water system with approximately 3,410 feet of buried 2" pipe on Forest System land connecting to private property.
Location: UNIT - Council Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - T. 18N, R. 3W, section 23. Approximately 12 miles NW of Council, Idaho, off of the Council-Cuprum Road.
Lower East Fork Fuels Reduction Project [4]
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Jeff Canfield
208-253-0100
jcanfield@fs.fed.us 
Description: Manage Forest Vegetation to reduce hazardous fuel risk, and risk to ecosystem components.
Location: UNIT - Council Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. Lower East Fork Weiser River.
Middle Fork Blowdown
CE
- Forest products  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/29/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
10/2010 Stephen Penny
208-253-0164
spenny@fs.fed.us 
Description: Salvage of blowdown timber in the Middle Fork of the Weiser River watershed. This occurred with a wind event in early June, 2010.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33237
Location: UNIT - Council Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - Twp. 16N Rge. 2E, Boise Meridian. Approximately 11 miles air miles east of Council, ID.
Mill Creek - Council Mountain [24]
EIS
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 06/03/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 03/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
10/2011 Stephen Penny
208-253-0164
spenny@fs.fed.us 
Description: The planning area is approximately 50,000 acres. Vegetation treatments may include mechanical, hand, and prescribed burning. Watershed improvements may include existing road improvement and road decommissioning. Recreational trail work may also occur
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31297
Location: UNIT - Council Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - T16N R1E, T16N R2E, T17N R1E, T17N R2E, and T18N R1E. Council Ranger District.
Pine Telephone System, Inc. Fiber Optic Line Extension
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/24/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
10/2010 Denise Cobb
208-634-0446
dfcobb@fs.fed.us 
Description: Pine telephone has requested authorization for the installation of a new fiber optic cable that will connect with the existing buried cable that currently ends at Eagle Bar. This extension will go from Eagle Bar to the Hells Canyon Dam Crossing.
Location: UNIT - Council Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - T 22N, R. 3W, section 15, SW1/4, section 21, E1/2, and section 28, NE1/4. Approximately 44 miles north of Cambridge, Idaho.
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Payette National Forest,   Krassel 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 Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project [82]
EA
- Fuels management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Paul Klasner
208-634-0630
pklasner@fs.fed.us 
Description: Create an area of reduced wildfire risk and fire severity/intensity on NFS lands around Edwardsburg and private property using commercial timber harvest, understory treatment, prescribed burning. Project scoping will be reinitated.
Location: UNIT - Krassel Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Valley. LEGAL - T20N, R9E Sections 1 - 3, 10, and 11; and T21N, R9E Sections 23, 26 - 36; Boise Meridian. About 39 miles east of McCall in Valley County, Idaho and can be accessed from the Profile Gap Road (Forest Road 50340).
Cow Secesh Face Road Decommissioning Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/27/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
10/2011 Jeff Hunteman
208-382-7400
jhunteman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project would decommission approximately 30 miles of road in the Fitsum and Cow watersheds.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32650
Location: UNIT - Krassel Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Valley. LEGAL - Sections 18-20, 28-34, T20N R6E, and Sections 4-8, T19N R6E, Boise Meridian. The project area is located approximately 20 miles northeast of McCall on the Krassel Ranger District.
Golden Hand #1 and #2 Lode Mining Claims Plan of Operations [81]
EIS
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 11/21/2008
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
10/2011 Jim Egnew
208-634-0700
jegnew@fs.fed.us 
Description: Plan of Operations (POO) proposal to allow for collection of subsurface geological information on the Golden Hand #1 and #2 mining claims. The mining claims are located in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=27442
Location: UNIT - Krassel Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T22N, R9E, Section 23, Boise Meridian. Approximately 50 miles northeast of McCall, Idaho. The claims encompass approximately 20 acres each adjacent to Coin Creek, a tributary of Beaver Creek.
Golden Meadows Mineral Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 06/11/2010  07/2010 Jim Egnew
208-634-0756
jegnew@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of the proposed action is to access nine locations from which to conduct exploration drilling operations. Eight of these locations are on private land and one is on Forest System Land in an area previously disturbed by mining.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31693
Location: UNIT - Krassel Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Valley. LEGAL - S 1/2 Section 10 and N 1/2 Section 15, Township 18 North, Range 9 East, Boise Meridian. The project is located at the Stibnite Mine on the Krassel Ranger District.
Krassel Ranger District Ditch Bill Easement [76]
CE
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jerry Bird
801-236-3463
jkbird@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approve application for irrigation and stockwatering easement including operation and maintenance conditions.
Location: UNIT - Krassel Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Valley. LEGAL - T20N, R13E, Section 3. Taylor landing field.
Vaughn Water System [78]
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/28/2009 
Expected:04/2011
 
04/2011 Denise Cobb
208-634-0446
dfcobb@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issuance of a special use permit for a diversion on Lick Creek, open irrigation ditch (approximately 150), cement check dam and gate on ditch, waterline covering 960 feet and 250 gallon underground holding tank.
Location: UNIT - Krassel Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Valley. LEGAL - T.20N., R.9E., section 2, B.M. Diversion is off of Lick Creek in the Big Creek area, approximately 39 miles northeast of McCall, Idaho.
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Payette National Forest,   McCall Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bluebell Mine Exploration Project [64]
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 07/09/2010  09/2010 Sue Dixon
208-634-0435
sdixon@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest is proposing to approve a Plan of Operations (PoO) for the Bluebell Mine. The project would entail the reopening of a collapsed mine adit to remove samples for assay.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31295
Location: UNIT - McCall Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T22N R7E Section 7. The mine site is approximately two miles east of Warren ID.
Brundage WUI Project [75]
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/10/2009 
Expected:07/2011
 
11/2011 Paul Klasner
208-634-0630
pklasner@fs.fed.us 
Description: Treat stands around the private property at Brundage Mountain Resort to reduce the potential for uncharacteristic wildfire and modify fuel conditions so that in the event of a wildfire, effective suppression actions are more likely to be successful
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=28179
Location: UNIT - McCall Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - T19N, R2E, sections 13 & 24; T19N, R3E, sections 18 &19. Approximately 5 miles north of McCall near Brundage Mountain Resort.
Fall Creek Vegetation Management Project [60]
EA
- Fuels management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jeff Hunteman
208-382-7400
jhunteman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Manage timber stands in the Fall Creek area to change condition class through timber harvest or precommercial thinning. No new road construction.
Location: UNIT - McCall Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T24N, R4E. Fall Creek drainage northwest of Burgdorf, Idaho.
McCall Ranger District Ditch Bill Easement [58]
CE
- Land ownership management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jerry Bird
801-236-3463
jkbird@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approve application for irrigation and stockwatering easement including operation and maintenance conditions.
Location: UNIT - McCall Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Valley. LEGAL - T20N, R2E, Section 30. Brundage Reservoir.
Secesh River Lake Creek Road Decommissioning Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/27/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
07/2011 Jeff Hunteman
208-382-7400
jhunteman@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would decommission an estimated 20-30 miles of road in the Secesh River, Upper Secesh, and Secesh River-Victor Creek watersheds.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32651
Location: UNIT - McCall Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho, Valley. LEGAL - T21N T24N; R4E & R5E, Boise Meridian. The project area is located approximately 25 miles northeast of McCall on the McCall Ranger District.
Smith Creek Water System [66]
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 08/18/2010  10/2010 Kathryn Nash
208-634-0416
knash@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approve application for irrigation and stockwatering easement including operating and maintenance conditions. Convert current irrigation ditch to pipe and move some facilities to private land.
Location: UNIT - McCall Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T22N, R7E, section 13; T22N, R8E, section 18. Approximately 35 miles northeast of McCall, Idaho.
Unity Mine Drilling Project [59]
CE
- Minerals and Geology  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jeff Hunteman
208-382-7400
jhunteman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Drill three exploration holes to determine underground mineralization, including approximately 1/4 mile of temporary road.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29476
Location: UNIT - McCall Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T22N, R6E, section 14. Near the town of Warren, Idaho.
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Payette National Forest,   New Meadows Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Campbell's Camp Grazing Facility [41]
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Kathryn Nash
208-634-0416
knash@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analysis of the continued use and maintenance of privately owned grazing facilities which are located on National Forest System lands and utilized by a permittee.
Location: UNIT - New Meadows Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - T22N, R1W, section 25. Approximately 2 miles south of Lockwood Point.
Fall Cr/Whitebird & Meadows Valley Cattle & Horse allotments EA (revision after reversal on appeal)
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/26/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
06/2011 Michael Beckwith
208-347-0300
mabeckwith@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reauthorize continued grazing that meets or move towards desired resource conditions according to current Forest Plan management direction, using appropriate design criteria and an adaptive management strategy consistent with Region 4 direction .
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33353
Location: UNIT - New Meadows Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams, Idaho, Valley. LEGAL - T21N R1W, T22N R1W, T21N R1E, T22N R1E. C&H allotments in the northeastern portion of the Payette NF and a small portion of the Nez Perce NF.
New Meadows Ditch Bill Project [28]
CE
- Land ownership management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jerry Bird
801-236-3463
jkbird@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approve applications for irrigation and stockwatering easements including operation and maintenance conditions.
Location: UNIT - New Meadows Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - T20N, R2E, Sections 5, 8, 17, and 20. Junction of Forest Road 294 and Trail 165 on Browns Creek.
New Meadows Ditch Bill Project [29]
CE
- Land ownership management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jerry Bird
801-236-3463
jkbird@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approve application for irrigation and stockwatering easement including operation and maintenance conditions.
Location: UNIT - New Meadows Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - T20N, R2E, Section 27. End of Forest Road 305.
New Meadows Ditch Bill Project [30]
CE
- Land ownership management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jerry Bird
801-236-3463
jkbird@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approve application for irrigation and stockwatering easement including operating and maintenance conditions.
Location: UNIT - New Meadows Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T23N, R2E, Section 6. Two miles east of Indian Mountain, West Lake Creek.
New Meadows Ditch Bill Project [37]
CE
- Land ownership management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jerry Bird
801-236-3463
jkbird@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approve applications for irrigation and stockwatering easements including operation and maintenance conditions.
Location: UNIT - New Meadows Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - T20N, R2E, Section 2. A mile east of Granite Mtn Lookout - Twin Lakes.
New Meadows Ditch Bill Project [38]
CE
- Land ownership management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jerry Bird
801-236-3463
jkbird@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approve application for irrigation and stockwatering easement including operation and maintenance conditions.
Location: UNIT - New Meadows Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - T20N, R2E, Sections 1, 11, 12 and 14,. Goose Lake.
New Meadows Ditch Bill Project [39]
CE
- Land ownership management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jerry Bird
801-236-3463
jkbird@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approve application for irrigation and stockwatering easement including operating and maintenance conditions.
Location: UNIT - New Meadows Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - T19N, R2E, Section 27. Half mile east of Packer John State Park off of Hwy 55.
New Meadows Landscape Restoration
EIS

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 07/2011 
Expected:12/2012  06/2013 Michael Beckwith
208-347-0300
mabeckwith@fs.fed.us 
Description: Move forest vegetation, fuels / fire conditions toward historical range of variability to reduce wildland fire risk, improve wildlife habitat / watershed conditions, meet Forest Plan direction, by mechanical thinning / harvest and prescribed burning.
Location: UNIT - New Meadows Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - T18N, R1W; T19N, R2W; T20N, R1W; T20N, R2W; T21N, R1W. western portion of New Meadows Ranger District.
Rocky Bear Fuels Reduction Project [49]
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/29/2009 
Expected:03/2011
 
06/2011 Michael Beckwith
208-347-0300
mabeckwith@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fuels reduction, thinning, shift Fire Regime Condition Class (FRCC), Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) - related forest management actions on approximately 700 acres.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=28123
Location: UNIT - New Meadows Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - T19N R2E Sections 22, 23, 26, 27, 34, 35. Approximately 4 miles east of New Meadows, Idaho, in the areas to the north, south and west of Highway 55 within the national Forest boundary.
Upper Lost Creek Fuels Reduction [31]
EA
- Fuels management   On Hold  N/A  N/A Dustin Doane
208-347-0300
dldoane@fs.fed.us 
Description: Move conifer stands from Condition Classes 2 and 3 towards Condition Classes 1 and 2 by commercial thinning.
Location: UNIT - New Meadows Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - T19N, R1W, Sections 4 and 9; T20N, R1W, Sections 28 and 33. Upper Lost Creek Subwatershed.
Valley County Operation and Maintenance of two Snowmobile Parking Lots
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2010 
Expected:09/2010  09/2010 Denise Cobb
208-634-0446
dfcobb@fs.fed.us 
Description: Operation and maintenance of two snowmobile parking lots for public use. Maintenance includes snow removal, sanding, and signing.
Location: UNIT - New Meadows Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - T. 19N, R. 2E, section 25, SW1/4, B.M. - West Face Area and T. 19N, R. 2E, section 12, W1/2, B.M. - Upper Elevation Area. Approximately 2 miles and 6 miles NW of McCall, Idaho, off of Forest Road 50257 (Goose Creek Road) to the West Face and Upper Elevation Parking Lots.
Weiser River Range Project
EA
- Grazing management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Michael Beckwith
208-347-0300
mabeckwith@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reauthorize domestic livestock grazing on 2 cattle and horse allotments in accordance with current Forest Plan standards, guidelines and applicable Forest Service policies and procedures.
Location: UNIT - New Meadows Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - Warm Springs Allotment in T20N, R1W; T19N, R2W; T19N, R1W; T18N, R1W N Hornet Cr Allotment in T19N, R2W; T19N, R1W; T18N, R3W; T18N, R2W; T18N, R1W. Warm Springs Allotment on New Meadows Ranger District,;North Hornet Cr on Council Ranger District.
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Payette National Forest,   Weiser Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Brownlee Watershed Grazing Allotments [26]
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/16/2004 
Expected:04/2011
 
07/2011 Maura Laverty
208-253-0114
mlaverty@fs.fed.us 
Description: Manage domestic livestock grazing activities on 6 allotments within Forest Plan standards and guidelines to improve ecological status of rangeland vegetation under P.L. 104-19 (1995 Rescission Act).
Location: UNIT - Weiser Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Washington. LEGAL - T16N, R5 & 6W and T17N R4W. Heath Dukes, Cherry Gulch on/off, Campgrade on/off, Board Creek on/off, Hungry on/off Cattle Horse allotments, and the Limestone Sheep & Goat Allotment.
East Pine Creek Trail Improvement Project [10]
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/10/2009 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 Brant Petersen
208-392-6681
bpetersen02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reconstruction of 8.4 miles of the East Pine Creek Trail #263. A trail bridge would also be constructed at a current ford on East Pine Creek on Trail #245, the Boundary Trail.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31337
Location: UNIT - Weiser Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Washington. LEGAL - T16N R3W Sections 6, 7, 18; T16N R4W Sections 24, 25; T17N R3W Sections 30, 31. Weiser Ranger District, Washington County Idaho.
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