Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2012 to 12/31/2012
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, 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 09/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
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.
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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 
Cancelled  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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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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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
Lick Creek Water Association Water System Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/10/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
05/2013 Denise Cobb
208-634-0446
dfcobb@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would approve the application for the operation and maintenance of the Lick Creek Water Association (LCWA) improvements to provide water to private property.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39807
Location: UNIT - Payette National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Valley. LEGAL - T. 20. N., R. 9 E., Section 2; Boise Meridian, Valley County, Idaho. Edwardsburg, ID in the Big Creek Drainage of the Middle Fork Salmon River.
Snowmobile Trail Grooming in Valley, Adams and Idaho Counties
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/19/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
02/2013 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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
Council and Weiser Districts On/Off Allotments Project
EA
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 09/25/2012
09/25/2012 
10/2012 Robert Bumgarner
208-365-7012
rbumgarner@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Proposed Action is to authorize continued grazing on six on/off grazing allotments on the Weiser and Council Ranger Districts consistent with requirements of the 2003 Payette National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39415
Location: UNIT - Council Ranger District, Weiser Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - Sec 10, 15 T16N R2W; Sec 26, 27 T16N R3W; Sec 20, 21, 27 T16N R4W; Sec 3 T17N R4W, BM. Sec 10, 15 T16N R2W; Sec 26, 27 T16N R3W; Sec 20, 21, 27 T16N R4W; Sec 3 T17N R4W, BM.
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
Idaho Power Company Access Road and Maintenance Project
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/17/2012  07/2012 Denise Cobb
208-634-0446
dfcobb@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed maintenance would install interior poles @ five locations and create one short access road to an existing right-of-way to remediate shield wire sag issues that result in outages during periods of extreme icing and improve system reliability.
Location: UNIT - Council Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - T. 18N., R. 1E., section 21 and T. 18N., R. 3W, section 9. Approximately 7 miles southwest of New Meadows, Idaho and approximately 14 miles northwest of Council, Idaho.
Idaho Power Company Big Bar-Silver King Mine 12kV buried distribution line special use permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/01/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
12/2012 Denise Cobb
208-634-0446
dfcobb@fs.fed.us 
Description: Operation and maintenance of a 12kV buried distribution line approximately 6.7 miles in length with a 15 foot right-of-way.
Location: UNIT - Council Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - Begins at T. 21N., R. 3W., section 31 and ends at T. 20N., R. 3W., section 2. The line begins at Big Bar in Hells Canyon and extends cross country above Cuprum, Idaho to the Silver King Mine.
Idaho Power Company Oxbow-McCall 138kV transmission line special use permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/01/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
12/2012 Denise Cobb
208-634-0446
dfcobb@fs.fed.us 
Description: Operation and maintenance of a 138kV transmission line that is approximately 12.6 miles in length with a 100 foot right-of-way.
Location: UNIT - Council Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - The project begins at T. 19N, R. 3W, section 31 and ends at T. 18N, R. 1E, section 21 on Forest System land. The line extends from the Oxbow substation in Hells Canyon to the McCall substation in McCall, Idaho.
Poison Timber Trail Reconstruction
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 06/11/2012  08/2012 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
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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
Gillihan No Name Creek Water System Project
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/10/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
10/2012 Denise Cobb
208-634-0446
dfcobb@fs.fed.us 
Description: The continued diversion and transmission of water from No Name Creek, a tributary of Big Creek, with approximately 200 feet of 10 inch diameter conduit pipe across National Forest system land to private property.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39420
Location: UNIT - Krassel Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Valley. LEGAL - T.21N., R.9E., section 35, NW1/4, NE1/4, Boise Meridian. Big Creek is approximately 70 miles northeast of McCall, Idaho.
Golden Hand #1 and #2 Lode Mining Claims Plan of Operations [81]
EIS
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 06/29/2012
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
06/2013 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=27442
Location: UNIT - Krassel Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho, Valley. 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 Exploration Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/17/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
12/2012 Jeff Hunteman
208-634-0434
jhunteman@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action would conduct exploration drilling in 26 drill areas within NFS land. Roughly 139 drill pads would be used to conduct drilling activiities. Associated actvities include a well, access roads, water lines, and rock source.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37756
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 Hazard Tree
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Facility management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/30/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
11/2012 Tom Bates
208-634-0610
tbates@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action would remove roughly 40 mature trees from the Krassel Guard Station administrative site.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40018
Location: UNIT - Krassel Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Valley. LEGAL - T19N, R6E, section 21. 19 miles east of McCall.
Krassel Ranger District Ditch Bill Easement [76]
CE
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Dawn Alvarez
801-625-5435
dalvarez@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project does not require a written decision (ie Decision Memo) and therefore was removed from the SOPA.
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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
Silver Run Bulk Sampling Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/26/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
12/2012 Jeff Hunteman
208-634-0434
jhunteman@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action would conduct bulk sampling of a silver deposit in order to evaluate feasibility of long term mining.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39058
Location: UNIT - Krassel Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Valley. LEGAL - T. 17 N., R. 6 E., Section 14; Boise Meridian, Valley County, Idaho. Silver Creek a Tributary of South Fork Salmon River.
Valley County FRTA Project
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/19/2012  08/2012 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/10/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
01/2013 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
- Facility management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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
Brundage Wildland Urban Interface / Bear Basin Restoration Project
EA
- Fuels management  Completed  Actual: 06/28/2012  10/2012 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
Chelsie Lode Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 08/20/2012  10/2012 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
McCall Ranger District Ditch Bill Easement [58]
CE
- Land ownership management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Dawn Alvarez
801-625-5435
dalvarez@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project does not require a written decision (ie Decision Memo) and therefore was removed from the SOPA.
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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
Twentymile Trail Re-routes
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:01/2013  06/2013 Andrew Peterson
208-634-0440
ahpeterson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes reconstructing numerous sections of the Twentymile Trail (#085) by re-routing around washed out or significantly troughed portions of the trail, as well as moving it out of wet meadow systems using hand and power tools.
Location: UNIT - McCall Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Valley. LEGAL - T. 21 N., R. 4 E.; Boise Meridian, Valley County, Idaho. Twentymile Trail near the Upper Payette Lake.
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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
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/17/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
12/2012 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
Goose Lake Dispersed Camp Restoration Project
CE
- Recreation management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/28/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
07/2013 Leigh Bailey
208-347-0335
lbailey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Rehabilitate dispersed camping sites along the northeast shore of Goose Lake by decommissioning a small portion (.1 miles) of Forest Road 50508 and converting it into a trail, and revegetating selected dispersed camping sites.
Location: UNIT - New Meadows Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - T20N, R2E, Sections 1, 11, 12, 13 and 14, Boise Meridian. North of New Meadows, Idaho, along northeast shore of Goose Lake,.
Lost Cr/Boulder Cr Landscape Restoration Project
EIS
- Land management planning
- Recreation management
- Special area management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 01/2013 
Expected:01/2014  06/2014 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
New Meadows Ditch Bill Project [28] - Delbaere-Campbell Ditch
CE
- Land ownership management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Dawn Alvarez
801-625-5435
dalvarez@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project does not require a written decision (ie Decision Memo) and therefore was removed from the SOPA..
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  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Dawn Alvarez
801-625-5435
dalvarez@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project does not require a written decision (ie Decision Memo) and therefore was removed from the SOPA.
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  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Dawn Alvarez
801-625-5435
dalvarez@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project does not require a written decision (ie Decision Memo) and therefore was removed from the SOPA.
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  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Dawn Alvarez
801-625-5435
dalvarez@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project does not require a written decision (ie Decision Memo) and therefore was removed from the SOPA.
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  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Dawn Alvarez
801-625-5435
dalvarez@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project does not require a written decision (ie Decision Memo) and therefore was removed from the SOPA.
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  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Dawn Alvarez
801-625-5435
dalvarez@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project does not require a written decision (ie Decision Memo) and therefore was removed from the SOPA.
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.
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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
Scism Waterline Project
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Denise Cobb
208-634-0446
dfcobb@fs.fed.us 
Description: Operation and maintenance of a buried waterline to carry overflow water from a Forest Service stock water tank to a stock water tank on private land.
Location: UNIT - New Meadows Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - T. 18N., R. 1W., section 28. Approximately 9 miles northwest of Council, Idaho.
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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
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/01/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
08/2012 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.
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