Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2011 to 09/30/2011
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, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
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
Gypsy Moth Management in the United States: A Cooperative Approach
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/19/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 Noel Schneeberger
610-557-4121
nschneeberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: The USDA Forest Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are analyzing a range of strategies for controlling gypsy moth damage to forests and trees in the United States.
Web Link:  http://www.na.fs.fed.us/wv/eis/
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/25/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
12/2011 Larry Hayden
202-205-1559
lhayden@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Department of Agriculture proposes to promulgate a new planning rule, which will set out the process for development, revision, and amendment of National Forest System land management plans.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/planningrule
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Agency-wide Rule.
Nationwide Aerial Application of Fire Retardant on National Forest System Lands.
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/27/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 Glen Stein
208-869-5405
gstein@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service will prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement for the continued nationwide aerial application of fire retardant on National Forest System lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/retardant/index.html
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
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R4 - Intermountain Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
University of Florida Passive Seismic Survey
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management
- Research and Development 
Completed  Actual: 06/30/2011  07/2011 Elaine Alexander
208-373-4318
ealexander@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installing a total of 36 seismic stations across 4 National Forests. Each station includes a buried broadband sensor, data recorders, solar panels, batteries. This 2-year research is sponsored by the National Science Foundation - Earthscope Project.
Location: UNIT - Boise National Forest All Units, Council Ranger District, Salmon-Challis National Forest All Units, Sawtooth National Recreation Area, Fairfield Ranger District, Weiser Ranger District, Ketchum Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams, Blaine, Boise, Butte, Camas, Custer, Elmore, Gem, Lemhi, Valley, Washington. Multiple passive seismic stations per Forest: Boise NF - 14; Payette NF - 8; Sawtooth NF - 3; and Salmon-Challis - 11.
Virginia Tech Controlled-Source Seismic Survey
CE
- Special area management
- Research 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/01/2010 
Expected:02/2012
 
06/2012 Elaine Alexander
208-373-4318
ealexander@fs.fed.us 
Description: At each shot site, a vertical hole drilled 75-150 feet deep is filled with chemical explosives. A single "shot" is fired to induce seismicity at each site. Small seismometers are temporarily deployed to record the ground shaking from the shot.
Location: UNIT - Emmett Ranger District, Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District, Sawtooth National Recreation Area, Cascade Ranger District, Weiser Ranger District, Lowman Ranger District, Lost River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams, Custer, Gem, Valley. Boise NF - 9 shot sites; Payette NF - 1; Sawtooth NF - 1; Salmon-Challis NF - 2. Shot locations along an east-west transect, between 44.25600 and 44.53531 north latitude.
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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
Bighorn Sheep Helicopter Capture and Collar
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Research and Development 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:11/2011  11/2011 Michael Beckwith
208-634-0796
sdixon@fs.fed.us 
Description: Helicopter capture and collaring of bighorn sheep to facilitate monitoring of sheep movement. Activities would occur in the main Salmon River Corridor, Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, and Hells Canyon.
Location: UNIT - Payette National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho, Valley. LEGAL - T24N R8E. Main Salmon River Corridor, Hells Canyon.
Fly Fish McCall Permit Re-Issuance Project
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/07/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
06/2011 Jeff Hunteman
208-634-0434
jhunteman@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action would re-issue the special use permit to Fly Fish McCall (Idaho Angler McCall, LLC) to continue what has been a successful and compliant fishing outfitter and guide operation.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35628
Location: UNIT - Payette National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams, Idaho, Valley. McCall, Krassel, and New Meadows Ranger Districts.
NRCS Snow Data Collection Site Project
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/07/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
08/2011 Jeff Hunteman
208-634-0434
jhunteman@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Natural Resource Conservation Service is requesting authorization for the continued operation of manual snow course and automated SNOTEL sites to collect hydrometeorological and climatic data for purposes of water supply forecasting.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35634
Location: UNIT - Payette National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams, Valley, Washington. LEGAL - T 15N, R 5W, sec. 30, T 17N, R 2E, sec. 32, T 20N, R 3E, sec. 30, T 20N, R 1W, sec. 15, T 19N., R 3E., sec. 30, T 21N., R 4E., sec. 4, and T 18N., R 4E., sec. 3; Boise Meridian, Idaho. Bear Saddle on the Weiser RD, Squaw Flat on the Council RD, Brundage Reservoir and West Branch on the New Meadows RD, and Bear Basin, Secesh Summit, and Lake Fork Guard Station on the McCall RD.
Wildlife Conservation Strategy (Forest Plan Amendment) [101]
EIS
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/21/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
05/2012 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=28633
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
Firewood Roads 2011
CE
- Forest products  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:07/2011  07/2011 Stephen Penny
208-253-0164
spenny@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed roads currently closed to public travel would be opened to provide public firewood cutting and removal under current firewood permit restrictions.
Location: UNIT - Council Ranger District, Weiser Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams, Washington. LEGAL - Sec 1, 2, 12 T13N R1E;Sec 7 T13N R2E; Sec 22,23 T15N R1E;Sec 4-9 T16N R2E; Sec 5-8 T17N R1E;Sec 12 T17N R1W;Sec 32 T17N R2E;Sec 16,17, 20-22, 27,33,34 T17N R4W;Sec 2, 3 T20N R2W;Sec 34, 35 T21N R2W. Council and Weiser Ranger Districts.
Weiser River Fuels Reduction EA [35]
EA
- Fuels management  Completed  Actual: 04/26/2011  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
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=19576
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
Boehm Access Road
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:08/2011  09/2011 Kathryn Nash
208-634-0416
knash@fs.fed.us 
Description: The authorization of a special use permit for long term access to private property via Forest Service roads #50610 (3000 feet) and #50666 (2590 feet) on the Council Ranger District.
Location: UNIT - Council Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - T 14N, R 1E, section 13 and 14, Boise Meridian. 13 miles southeast of Council, Idaho.
Deep Creek Trail Improvement Project [14]
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/10/2009 
Expected:07/2011
 
07/2011 Suzanne Cable
208-549-4224
scable@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.
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.
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 09/01/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/2011 
Expected:03/2012
 
06/2012 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.
Seven Devils Outfitter and Guide Special Use Permit
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2011 
Expected:12/2011  04/2012 Suzanne Cable
208-549-4224
scable@fs.fed.us 
Description: Seven Devils Lodge application for outfitting and guiding for Big Game hunting.
Location: UNIT - Council Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - Sections 1, 2, 11, 12 T18N R4W, Sections 12-14, 23, 26, 35 T19N R4W. Barber Flat, approximately 5 miles west of Cuddy Mountain.
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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 Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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 07/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
06/2012 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 2011 Core Drilling Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/14/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
06/2011 Jeff Hunteman
208-634-0434
jhunteman@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action would authorize exploratory drilling on 37 pads and provide necessary access for drilling and reclamation activities.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35874
Location: UNIT - Krassel Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Valley. LEGAL - T. 19 N., R. 9 E., Section 34 and 35, T. 18 N., R. 9 E., Sections 1, 2, 3, 10, 11, 12, 14 and 15; T. 18 N., R. 10 E., Section 7; Boise Meridian, Valley County, ID. The project area is located in the historic Stibnite Mine site. The project area is located in the East Fork of the South Fork River drainage and is roughly 38 miles east of McCall, Idaho.
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.
Lower Secesh Travel Analysis Process
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:09/2011  06/2012 Jeff Hunteman
208-634-0434
jhunteman@fs.fed.us 
Description: This report would serve as a basis for developing proposed actions to implement the minimum road system and/or change the existing travel management within the analysis area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35966
Location: UNIT - Krassel Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Valley. LEGAL - T. 20 N., R. 5 E., T. 20 N., R. 6 E., T. 21 N., R. 6 E.; Boise Meridian, Valley County, Idaho. The analysis area is located within the Secesh and South Fork of the Salmon River drainages and is approximately 18 miles north and east of McCall, ID.
Phoebe Creek Dispersed Recreation Site Management Project
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/09/2010 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 Clem Pope
208-634-0616
cpope@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install a vault toilet and three fire rigns at the dispersed camp site. Improve signage with a kiosk at the trailhead along Forest Road 775. Surface the access road to trailhead area and dispersed camp parking.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33827
Location: UNIT - Krassel Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Valley. LEGAL - T. 18 N., R 6 E., Section 10; Boise Meridian, Valley County, Idaho. Phoebe Creek Dispersed Recreation site, along a .16 mile segment of road #775, located immediately off the South Fork road #674.
Rosenbaum Spring Development Project
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/10/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 Jeff Hunteman
208-382-7400
jhunteman@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project proposes to issue a special use permit for the continued operation and maintenance of an existing spring development on National Forest System (NFS) land.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35009
Location: UNIT - Krassel Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Valley. LEGAL - T. 19 N., R. 7 E., Section 25; Boise Meridian, Valley County, ID. The project is located approximately three miles west of Yellow Pine, ID.
Valley County FRTA Project
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/10/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
06/2011 Jeff Hunteman
208-382-7400
jhunteman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Valley County has submitted a special use application requesting authorization for the continued use and maintenance a road for public use. The road is approximately mile long and is accessed from the McCall-Stibnite road #50412 roughly mile.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35008
Location: UNIT - Krassel Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Valley. LEGAL - T. 19 N., R. 8 E., Section 20; Boise Meridian, Valley County, ID. The road is approximately mile long and is accessed from the McCall-Stibnite road #50412 roughly miles west of Yellow Pine, ID.
Vaughn Water System [78]
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/28/2009 
Expected:09/2011
 
09/2011 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
Bear Pete Mountain Repeater
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/08/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
11/2011 Denise Cobb
208-634-0446
dfcobb@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue a special use authorization for the continued use and maintenance of a portable repeater on Bear Pete Mountain.
Location: UNIT - McCall Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T. 22N., R. 4E., section 4, Boise Meridian. Bear Pete Mountain is approximately 25 miles northeast of McCall, Idaho.
Brundage Mountain Resort Toilet and Communication Project
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/07/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
08/2011 Jeff Hunteman
208-634-0434
jhunteman@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action would install three vault toilets and bury approximately 1,400 feet of communication cable.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35643
Location: UNIT - McCall Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - T. 19 N., R. 2 E., Section 12; T. 19 N., R. 3 E., Section 7; Boise Meridian, Adams County, Idaho. Brundage Mountain Resort.
Brundage Wildland Urban Interface / Bear Basin Restoration Project
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/10/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2011 
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.
Chelsie Lode Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/07/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 Jeff Hunteman
208-634-0434
jhunteman@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action would excavate up to 25 sample pits to expose and sample vein material for assay. The maximum pit size would be approximately four feet wide by 20 feet long by five feet deep.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35618
Location: UNIT - McCall Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T. 24 N., R. 5 E., Section 26 and 35, Boise Meridian, Idaho County, Idaho. The project area is approximatetly 36 miles north and east of McCall, Idaho.
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.
Little Ski Hill Improvements Project
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/10/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
07/2011 Gary Elliot
208-634-0415
gelliot@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project proposes to conduct several small projects that will provide skier improvements, promote a safer atmosphere for the general public, and will provide needed maintenance structures to store equipment.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34370
Location: UNIT - McCall Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams, Valley. LEGAL - T. 18 N., R 2 E., Section 1 and T. 19 N., R. 3 E., Section 31, Boise Meridian, Idaho. Little Ski Hill and Little Bear Basin Nordic Ski Area.
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.
Rescue Mine Expansion Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/10/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
10/2011 Jeff Hunteman
208-634-0462
jhunteman@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project proposes to reauthorize the continuing use of the existing infrastructure, the addition of new facilities, and exploratory drilling.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34374
Location: UNIT - McCall Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T. 22 N., R 6 E., Section 11, Boise Meridian, Idaho County, Idaho. Approximately one half mile southeast of Warren, ID.
Unity Mine Drilling Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/07/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 Jeff Hunteman
208-634-0434
jhunteman@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action would construct three drill pads and conduct exploratory core drilling from each pad. Drill pads would be constructed on temporary roads.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35625
Location: UNIT - McCall Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T. 22 N., R. 5 E., Sections 11 and 14, Boise Meridian, Idaho County, Idaho. The project area is located approximately 32 miles northeast of McCall, ID and approximately one-half mile south of Warren, ID.
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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
Cambridge Telephone Co. Fiber Optic Telephone Line
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/14/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
07/2011 Denise Cobb
208-634-0446
dfcobb@fs.fed.us 
Description: To re-issue an existing special use permit for a buried fiber optic telephone line with their associated pedestals, posts, and warning signs.
Location: UNIT - New Meadows Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - T. 18N, R. 1E, sections 7, 16, 19, 30 and 31; T. 18N, R. 1W, sections 12 and 13; T. 17N, R. 1E, section 6, Boise Meridian. This line is located along the edge of State Highway 95 between Council and Pine Ridge.
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.
New Meadows Ditch Bill Project [28] - Delbaere-Campbell Ditch
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] - Campbell spring
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] - W Fk Lake Creek
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] - Granite/Twin Lakes
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] - Goose Lake
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] - Goose Canal
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
- Land management planning  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.
Rapid River Trails
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special area management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:12/2011  06/2012 Gary Elliot
208-634-0415
gelliot@fs.fed.us 
Description: Join existing trail systems currently designated for 2-wheel motorized use on the west and east of the Rapid River Wild River Corridor, and provide 2-wheel motorized access to the Lick Cr Lookout.
Location: UNIT - New Meadows Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - R1W, T21N, Sec. 28, 29, 31, 32; R1W, T20N, Sec. 6, 7; R2W, T21N, Sec. 36. New trail construction and/or reconstruction in R2W, T20N, Sec. 1 and/or R1W, T30N, Sec. 6. Around the southern end of the designated Rapid River Wild River Corridor in the western portion of New Meadows Ranger District.
Rocky Bear Project [49]
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/29/2009 
Expected:09/2011
 
06/2012 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 826 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.
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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
East Pine Creek Trail Improvement Project [10]
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/10/2009 
Expected:07/2011
 
07/2011 Suzanne Cable
208-549-4224
scable@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.
Midvale Telephone Exchange, Inc. underground telephone line.
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/09/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
08/2011 Denise Cobb
208-634-0446
dfcobb@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of a special use authorization to continue operation and maintenance of an underground copper cable telephone line on the Weiser Ranger District.
Location: UNIT - Weiser Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Washington. LEGAL - T 13N, R 5W, section 4 to T 14N, R 5W, section 33 (1.3 miles); T 13N, R 5W, section 4 to T 14N, R 6W, section 11 (10.5 miles) and T 14N, R 6W, section 11 (1.3 miles). The line is located along or runs parallel to: Forest Rd #009 (Mann Creek Rd), Forest Rd #025 (Adams Creek Rd), and Forest Rd #010 (Ridge Rd).
Surdam Multiple Use Trail Construction
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:07/2011  07/2011 Suzanne Cable
208-549-4224
scable@fs.fed.us 
Description: Trails 275 and 275A would be connected to form a loop. This would accommodate ATVs, motorcycles and non-motorized users. 3.4 miles of trail would be constructed, 1.1 miles of trail is an existing trail bed, 2.3 miles would be new construction.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35705
Location: UNIT - Weiser Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Washington. LEGAL - T15N R4 W Sections 30 & 31 and T15N R5W Sections 25, 26, 35, & 36. 10 miles west of Cambridge, Idaho.
Weiser On-Off Cattle & Horse Allotments
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:09/2011  05/2012 Amy Baumer
208-347-0300
abaumer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize continued grazing on 5 on/off grazing allotments on the Weiser Ranger District consistent with standards and guidelines, management prescriptions, and monitoring requirements specified in the 2003 Payette Forest Plan.
Location: UNIT - Weiser Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Washington. LEGAL - T17N R4W S32; T17N R4W S18, 32; T16N R4W S 4, 5, 8, 9 ; T16N R4W S7; T16N R5W S22, 23, 24; T17N R4W S4, 9; T15N R5W S6,7; T16N R5W S30,31; T16N R6W S25. Board Creek , Campgrade, Cherry Creek, Hungry and Limestone Cattle and Horse.
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