Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2012 to 03/31/2012
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
Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding 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 12/2011 
Expected:03/2012
 
01/2013 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:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/13/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2011 
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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Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bighorn Sheep Helicopter Capture and Collar
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Research and Development 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Sue Dixon
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 Gospel Hump Wilderness
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36611
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District, Red River Ranger District, Payette National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho, Valley. LEGAL - T24N R8E. Main Salmon River Corridor, South Fork Salmon River.
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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
Virginia Tech Controlled-Source Seismic Survey
EA
- Special area management
- Research and Development 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:05/2012  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
NRCS Snow Data Collection Site Project
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/07/2011 
Expected:02/2012
 
03/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Snowmobile Trail Grooming in Valley, Adams and Idaho Counties
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2011 
Expected:05/2012  11/2012 Jane Cropp
208-634-0757
jcropp@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to support and maintain the ongoing winter snowmobile trail-grooming program in cooperation with Valley County and the State of Idaho parks and Recreation Department.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37513
Location: UNIT - Payette National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams, Idaho, Valley. LEGAL - Council, New Meadows, McCall Ranger Districts. Valley, Adams, and Idaho County.
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 09/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
01/2013 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/nepa_project_exp.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  Completed  Actual: 08/01/2011  08/2011 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35728
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.
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  Completed  Actual: 11/07/2011  11/2011 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.
Emergency Siren in Hells Canyon
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2011 
Expected:02/2012  03/2012 Kathryn Nash
208-634-0416
knash@fs.fed.us 
Description: Emergency Siren installation at Big Bar and Eagle Bar. Siren, control box, and solar panel will be installed on a 50 foot tall pole. The sirens are safety improvements required for operation of the hydropower facilities.
Location: UNIT - Council Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - T. 21N, R. 3W, section 30; T. 22N, R. 3W, section 28. Big Bar and Eagle Bar in Hells Canyon.
Mill Creek - Council Mountain [24]
EIS
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 10/28/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 03/2012 
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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Poison Timber Trail Reconstruction
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2011 
Expected:02/2012  05/2012 Jane Cropp
208-634-0757
jcropp@fs.fed.us 
Description: Conversion of 1.8 miles of existing old system road to ATV/UTV trail, by improving existing 2 track trail or old road bed to Forest Service design specifications for Trail Class 2 (moderately developed) ATV trail use.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37514
Location: UNIT - Council Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - T14N R2W Sections 33 & 34. Council Ranger District near Poison Timber Point.
Range Improvement Spring Development and Fence Construction
CE
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 08/01/2011  08/2011 Robert Bumgarner
208-365-7012
rbumgarner@fs.fed.us 
Description: This proposed project would develop 12 springs and construct 2 let-down drift fences to provide a watering source away from creeks and riparian areas and to help with livestock trailing and management.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36683
Location: UNIT - Council Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - Sec 2 T13N R1E; Sec 5 T13N R2E; Sec 28 T15N R1E; Sec 17, 19, 20 T18N R3W; Sec 5, 30 T19N R2W; Sec 4 T19N R3W; Sec 26, T20N R2W; Sec 28, T20N R3W. Various Locations on Council Ranger District.
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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).
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 02/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
07/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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/Winter 2012 Exploration Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/03/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
01/2012 Jeff Hunteman
208-634-0434
jhunteman@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action would allow Midas Gold, Inc. to conduct exploratory drilling and reclamation on National Forest System (NFS) lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37444
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 2, 3, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 21, and 22; Boise Meridian, Valley County, Idaho. The project area is located in the East Fork of the South Fork River drainage and is roughly 38 miles east of McCall, Idaho.
Golden Meadows Exploration Project 2012 through 2014
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:04/2012  06/2012 Jeff Hunteman
208-634-0434
jhunteman@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action would conduct exploration drilling in 22 drill areas within NFS land. Roughly 112 drill pads would be used to conduct drilling activiities. Associated actvities include a well, access roads, water lines, and rock source.
Location: UNIT - Krassel Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Valley. LEGAL - Sections 1, 2, 3, 10, 11, 12, 15, 13, 14, Township 18 North, Range 9 East, and Section 35, Township 19 North, Range 9 East, Boise Meridian. The project is located in the Stibnite-Yellow Pine Mining District in central Idaho, approximately 14 miles east of Yellow Pine, Idaho.
Krassel Ranger District Ditch Bill Easement [76]
CE
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  On Hold  N/A  N/A Cheryl Mulder
801-625-5434
cmulder@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 Watershed Restoration Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Jeff Hunteman
208-634-0434
jhunteman@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Proposed Action would implement a range of activities, including road decommissioning/rehabilitation, route designation, stream crossing improvement, trail designation or improvements, and interpretive improvements.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.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:06/2012
 
07/2012 Clem Pope
208-634-0616
cpope@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install a vault toilet 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Valley County FRTA Project
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/10/2011 
Expected:03/2012
 
06/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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:02/2012
 
02/2012 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.
Zena Ranch Hazard Tree Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Facility management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/03/2011 
Expected:03/2012
 
03/2012 Jeff Hunteman
208-634-0434
jhunteman@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action would fell and remove dead and imminently dead trees immediately adjacent the Zena Ranch.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37443
Location: UNIT - Krassel Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Valley. LEGAL - T. 20 N., R. 6 E., Section 29; Boise Meridian, Valley County, Idaho. Zena Creek Ranch near the confluence of Secesh River and Zena Creek.
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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
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/24/2011  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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36108
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  Completed  Actual: 10/06/2011  11/2011 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/nepa_project_exp.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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/17/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
06/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Burgdorf Admininistrative Hazard Tree Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/03/2011 
Expected:02/2012
 
06/2012 Jeff Hunteman
208-634-0434
jhunteman@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action would fell and remove dead and imminently dead trees within and immediately adjacent Corduroy Creek dispersed area, Bear Pete Trailhead and dispersed area, Jeannette Campground, and Burgdorf Campground.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37442
Location: UNIT - McCall Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T. 22 N., R. 4 E., and T. 23 N., R. 4 E.; Boise Meridian, Idaho County, Idaho. Campgrounds, dispersed areas, and trailheads in the Burgdorf Hot Springs vicinity.
Chelsie Lode Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/07/2011 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
McCall Ranger District Ditch Bill Easement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/01/2007 
Expected:03/2012
 
05/2012 Bob Klarich
435-773-6731
bklarich@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a Colorado Ditch Bill easement and attached operation and maintenance plan for the Blackwell Lake dam and reservoir
Location: UNIT - McCall Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Valley. LEGAL - Township 19 N, Range 4E, Section 20, Boise Meridian. Blackwell Lake dam and reservoir.
McCall Ranger District Ditch Bill Easement [58]
CE
- Land ownership management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Cheryl Mulder
801-625-5434
cmulder@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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Shoshone Silver Gold Mining Company Access Roads Project
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Jeff Hunteman
208-634-0434
jhunteman@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action would authorize approximately 0.7 miles of temporary road on National Forest System lands. The roads would be used by SSGMC from June to November as weather allows.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36760
Location: UNIT - McCall Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T.22N., R.6E., Section 1 and 12 and T.22N., R.7E., Section 18; Boise Meridian, Idaho County, Idaho. Slaughter and Mayflower Creek in the Warren, ID vicinity.
USGS Stibnite Stream Gage Installation Project
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/28/2011  10/2011 Jeff Hunteman
208-634-0434
jhunteman@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action would authorize USGS to install, operate, and maintain four gaging stations in the Stibnite area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36763
Location: UNIT - McCall Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Valley. LEGAL - T. 18 N., R. 9 E., Boise Meridian, Valley County, Idaho. Stibnite Mining District.
Warren Transfer Station Project
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 12/20/2011  01/2012 Jeff Hunteman
208-634-0434
jhunteman@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action would re-issue an existing special use authorization for the Warren Solid Waste Transfer Station.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36759
Location: UNIT - McCall Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T. 22 N., R. 6 E., Section 2, Boise Meridian, Idaho County, Idaho. T. 22 N., R. 6 E., Section 2, Boise Meridian, Idaho County, 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
Brundage Mountain Resort Cat-Ski Outfitter and Guide Permit Boundary Expansion
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2011 
Expected:04/2012  11/2012 Jane Cropp
208-634-0757
jcropp@fs.fed.us 
Description: Amend the existing Outfitter and Guide Special Use Permit issued to Brundage Mountain Resort for their Cat-skiing program, expand the existing boundary up to Six Mile Ridge in the Granite Mountain Area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37511
Location: UNIT - New Meadows Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - T20N R2E. Granite Mountain near Goose Lake Reservoir.
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 03/2012 
Expected:06/2013  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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33830
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
- Recreation management
- Special area management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Michael Beckwith
208-347-0325
mabeckwith@fs.fed.us 
Description: Change trail use designation in and crossing Rapid R Wild River Corridor to non-motorized / -mechanized; investigate joining trails designated 2-wheel motorized to the W and E of the Corridor; and 2-wheel motorized access to Lick Cr Lookout.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36507
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 09/08/2011 
Expected:03/2012
 
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/nepa_project_exp.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
Fence and Gate Sturgill Wildlife Management Area
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/14/2011 
Expected:03/2012
 
03/2012 Kathryn Nash
208-634-0416
knash@fs.fed.us 
Description: Idaho Power Company has requested authorization to maintain an existing barbed wire fence and gate on National Forest Land adjacent to the Sturgill Wildlife Management Area.
Location: UNIT - Weiser Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Washington. LEGAL - T. 15N, R. 6W, section 14. Approximately 20 miles west of Cambridge, Idaho.
Midvale Telephone Exchange, Inc. underground telephone line.
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 12/20/2011  12/2011 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  Completed  Actual: 10/30/2011  06/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
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