Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2011 to 03/31/2011
Salmon-Challis 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, Salmon-Challis National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Salmon-Challis National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Salmon-Challis National Forest,  Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Salmon-Challis National Forest,  Leadore Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Salmon-Challis National Forest,  Lost River Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Salmon-Challis National Forest,  Middle Fork Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Salmon-Challis National Forest,  North Fork Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Salmon-Challis National Forest,  Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

Projects Occurring Nationwide  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 12/18/2009
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2010 
Expected:11/2011
 
12/2011 Larry Hayden
202-205-1559
lhayden@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Department of Agriculture proposes to promulgate a new planning rule, which will set out the process for development, revision, and amendment of National Forest System land management plans.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/planningrule
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Agency-wide Rule.
Nationwide Aerial Application of Fire Retardant on National Forest System Lands.
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/27/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 Glen Stein
208-869-5405
gstein@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service will prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement for the continued nationwide aerial application of fire retardant on National Forest System lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/retardant/index.html
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
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Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Continental Divide National Scenic Trail: Miner-Berry-Goldstone
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/29/2008 
Expected:01/2011
 
06/2011 Nathan Gassmann
406-832-3178
ngassmann@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction of new trail and reconstruction of existing trail, about 18 miles total.
Location: UNIT - Wisdom Ranger District, Leadore Ranger District. STATE - Idaho, Montana. COUNTY - Lemhi, Beaverhead. LEGAL - T6S, R17W; T7S, R16W. Approximately 10 miles southwest of Jackson, Montana along the Continental Divide mainly.
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Salmon-Challis 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
Management Indicator Species Restoration Plan Amendments
EA
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Karen Gallogly
208-756-5103
kgallogly@fs.fed.us 
Description: Amend the Forest Plans to provide a restoration plan for Management Indicator Speices habitat in less than satisfactory condition within grazing allotments.
Location: UNIT - Salmon-Challis National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer, Lemhi. Salmon-Challis National Forest.
NRCS Snow Data Sites Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2011 
Expected:04/2011  06/2011 Gail Baer
208-756-5128
gbaer@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is requesting a reissuance of the Special Use Permits for operation, maintenance, and conversion of manual snow courses and automated SNOTEL data collection sites on Forest Service Lands.
Location: UNIT - Salmon-Challis National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer, Lemhi. The manual snow courses and automated SNOTEL data collection sites are located across the Salmon-Challis National Forest outside of the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness.
Seismic Research - University of Florida
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Research  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:03/2011  05/2011 Gail Baer
208-756-5148
gbaer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Burial of passive seismic instrument with an above ground solar panel and data station box at several locations on the Salmon-Challis, Sawtooth and Boise NF's to collect data for NSF funded Earthscope project.
Location: UNIT - Salmon-Challis National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Butte, Custer, Lemhi. LEGAL - The points are distributed east to west across southern Idaho. There are 10 points on the SCNF: 4 on the CH/YF RD; 2 on the MFRD; 2 on the LRRD; 1 on the LRD; and 1 on the SCRD.
Windy Devil SUP AT&T
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/09/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2011 
Expected:02/2011
 
07/2011 Karen Gallogly
208-756-5103
kgallogly@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed permit would allow the construction of a new 60-foot cellphone tower and associated building at the existing Windy Devil Communications site.
Location: UNIT - Salmon-Challis National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Butte, Custer, Lemhi. LEGAL - NW 1/4 Section 24, T7N, R23E Boise Principal Meridian. Windy Devil Communications Site.
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Salmon-Challis National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Leadore and Salmon Building Conveyances
CE
- Land ownership management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:03/2011  04/2011 Randy Thomas
208-756-5138
rthomas@fs.fed.us 
Description: Selling two redsidential buidngs and one out buildngs in Leadore on aproximately 4 acres, Selling one residential building and two out buildings in Salmon on 0.2 acres.
Location: UNIT - Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District, Leadore Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. the Leadore site is a four acre parcel adjacent to the Leadore District Offices and the salmon site is a 0.2-acre site, located at 106 Lafayette Street in Salmon, Idaho.
Upper Yankee Fork Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2010 
Expected:03/2011  09/2011 Randy Thomas
208-879-4168
jfowler@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposal is to prescribe burn under management conditions to reduce the continuous heavy ground and ladder fuels and reduce the overstory density in the upper reaches of Trapper Creek and the head of the Yankee Fork of the Salmon River.
Location: UNIT - Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District, Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - T14N, R16E, Sections 3, 9-11, 13-17, 19-23, 26-34. All or parts of these sections. Sixteen miles west of Challis Idaho in the Yankee Fork of the Salmon River and Trapper Creek in the FCRONRW.
Virginia Tech Controlled-
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Research  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:03/2011  07/2011 Gail Baer
208-756-5148
gbaer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Seismic investigation of formation and evaluation of Idaho, Oregon mtns. Monitoring explosive seismic shots buried in boreholes 100-150 feet deep, using temporary seismometers.
Location: UNIT - Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District, Lost River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - T11N, R21E, section 15; T12N, R25E, section 21. One shot hole is proposed to be approx. 18 miles se of Challis, the other is along Big Gulch Road approx. 3 miles ne of Summit Reservoir.
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Salmon-Challis National Forest,   Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Basin Creek Dispersed Campsites
CE
- Recreation management   On Hold  N/A  N/A Tom Bandolin
208-737-3252
tbandolin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Development of 5 to 7 rustic campsites along Basin Creek to replace camping capacity lost from the decomissioning of the Basin Creek Campground
Location: UNIT - Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - T11N, R14E, Sections 17, 18, 21. The project is located along Basin Creek north of the junction with Highway 75 and Basin Creek road, #0034.
Challis-Yankee Fork RD Outfitter permit re-issuance; (2) operations
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:02/2011  02/2011 Patti Schwind
208-756-5147
pschwind@fs.fed.us 
Description: Mile High and 4x4 outfitters permits to operate commercial guided services for a total of 225 priority use days and 2 assigned camps, for big game and preditor hunting, fishing, and trail rides on portions of the Challis/Yankee Fork District.
Location: UNIT - Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer, Lemhi. Portions of the Challis/Yankee Fork Ranger District.
Idaho Department of Fish and Game Juvenile Screw Traps on Marsh Creek
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Research 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:04/2011  07/2011 Gail Baer
208-756-5128
gbaer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Presently, Idaho Fish and Game maintains a juvenile screw trap for research on migratory fish in Marsh Creek. The proposal is to include a second juvenile screw trap to be located below the confluence of Marsh and Beaver creeks.
Location: UNIT - Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - NENW of Section 4 in Township 12 N, Range 11 E BPM. Approximately -115.1818 , 44.4085 (decimal degrees). On Marsh Creek, a tributary of the Middle Fork Salmon River, below its confluence with Beaver Creek just downstream from the Lola Campground adjacent Forest Road #40083.
Morgan Creek Allotment Pasture Fence
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/25/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
05/2011 Barry Dopp
208-879-4161
bdopp@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct approximately 2 miles of fencing paralleling the Morgan Creek road to subdivide an existing grazing pasture and avoid livestock congregation along upper Morgan Creek.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31028
Location: UNIT - Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - T 16 N, R 19 E, Sec. 6, 7, 18; T 17 N, R 19 E, Sec 31; Boise Meridian. Lick Creek to Van Horn Creek along Forest Road # 40055 (Morgan Creek road). Approx. 18 mi. north of Challis, ID.
Morgan Creek Wild Fuels Reduction Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:03/2011  04/2011 John Fowler
208-879-4168
jfowler@fs.fed.us 
Description: A wildlife and fuels reduction project to treat aspen and reduce fuels approximately 21 miles north of Challis, Idaho in the Morgan Creek drainage. The proposal is to treat six aspen units (460 acres) abutting private land and the Morgan Cr. Road.
Location: UNIT - Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - T17N, R19E, Sec. 6-8, 17,18,29,30; T18N, R19E, Sec. 31 and 32. Morgan Creek.
Morgan Creek and Eddy Creek Range Allotments
EIS
- Grazing management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Ken Rodgers
(208) 879-4154
krodgers@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize continued livestock grazing on the 81,600 acre Morgan Creek and 33,750 acre Eddy Creek Cattle and Horse Allotments.
Location: UNIT - Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - T15, 16, 17, 18, 19N, R17, 18, 19E., B.M. Morgan Creek and Eddy Creek Allotments, Challis Ranger District.
Reauthorization Of Grazing on the Spud Creek and Marco Creek Allotments
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/20/2007
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2011 
Expected:09/2012
 
05/2013 Barry Dopp
208-879-4161
bdopp@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District proposes to authorize continued livestock grazing on the Spud and Marco Creek Allotments consistent with existing management in order to continue to meet or move toward desired resource conditions (see project
Location: UNIT - Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - Marco Creek Alloment:T10N,R18E,Sec10,15,17,18,20,&21-SpudCreek Allotment T10N, R17 andR18E,Sec 5,,67,8,9,10,15,16,17,&21. The Spud Creek and Marco Creek Alloments is located in the East Fork of the Salmon River.
Salmon-Challis Whitebark Protection Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/27/2010 
Expected:03/2011
 
06/2011 Eric Pfeifer
208-879-4155
epfeifer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Protect up to 100 selected whitebark pine trees from mountain pine beetle attack by spray application of the insecticide Carbaryl on tree stems.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32352
Location: UNIT - Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - T13N, R17E, Section 7, Boise Prime Meridian. Mayfield Summit, Estes Mountain, Little Harden Creek, Basin Butte, Bayhorse Lakes, Twin Peaks.
Sandy J Placer Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/16/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
07/2011 Kathryn Goessel
208-879-4158
kgoessel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Operator proposes to excavate test pits in up to 15 target areas to explore the potential for placer mining. Placer gravel samples will be transported to a portable wash plant for on-site testing.
Location: UNIT - Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - NW quarter, section 20, T12N, R15E, Boise Meridian. Approximately six miles up Yankee Fork River from Sunbeam, ID.
Thompson Creek Modified Plan of Operation
EIS
- Minerals and Geology
- Land ownership management 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/03/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 08/2011 
Expected:09/2012
 
09/2012 Kathryn Goessel
208-879-4158
kgoessel@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Thompson Creek Mining Company (TCMC) has submitted a plan of operations (POO) that would allow for mining to continue to approximately 2030. The POO proposes new surface disturbance on approximately 500 acres acres of private and public lands.
Location: UNIT - Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - T11N, R17E, Secs, 6, T11N, R16E, Secs, 1-4, 11-12, T12N, R16E, Secs 25, 34-36, T12N, R17E, Secs 31. The Thompson Creek Mine is located in Custer County, Idaho approximately 5 miles north of the Salmon River and 35 miles southwest of the county seat of Challis.
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Salmon-Challis National Forest,   Leadore Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bighorn Sheep Guzzler Installation- Salt Creek Repeater Ridge
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  On Hold  N/A  N/A Michael Steck
208-756-5210
msteck@fs.fed.us 
Description: The installation of 1 pre-fabricated bighorn sheep water guzzler with a 1 acre exclosure fence on the Salt Creek Repeater Ridge. Installation will be by use of hand tools or by small backhoe. Transport of materials and personnel will be by truck.
Location: UNIT - Leadore Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - T.16 N. R.27 E., Section 15 SWSW. Lat/Long= N44 42.521/ W113 13.890 WGS-84 Datum. Within a saddle of the Salt Creek Repeater Ridge between Cedar Gulch and the Left Fork Rocky Canyon. Elevation of site is approx 9000 ft.
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Salmon-Challis National Forest,   Lost River Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Antelope Valley Grazing Allotments
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/04/2007 
Expected:09/2011
 
09/2011 Joshua Edwards
208-588-2224
jledwards@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize grazing on the Antelope, Leadbelt, Dry Fork, Sawmill Canyon and Stoddard Canyon grazing allotments.
Location: UNIT - Lost River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Butte, Custer. LEGAL - parts of T 3 & 4 N, R 23 E. Antelope Valley in Butte and Custer County encompassing 47,729 acres, 18 miles south of Mackay.
Bear Basin Whitebark Pine Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Mike Foster
208-588-2224
mfoster02@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will utilize prescribed fire to remove the subalpine fir component within the treatment area. This is being done to enhance whitebark pine vigor and regeneration
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32399
Location: UNIT - Lost River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - T13N R26E S33 B.M. Approximately 1 mile southeast of Firebox Meadows in Sawmill Canyon on the Lost River Ranger District, Salmon-Challis National Forest, in the Little Lost River watershed.
Bell Mountain Allotment, Deep Creek Spring Pipeline Extension
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:05/2011  05/2011 Jessica Dhaemers
208-588-3414
jdhaemers@fs.fed.us 
Description: Add a section of pipeline and trough to an existing developed spring and pipeline. This project would add a trough on NFS administered land to better distribute livestock across the pasture.
Location: UNIT - Lost River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Butte. LEGAL - SW of NW of Section 14, Township 10N Range 27E, Butte County. First developed spring north of the Deep Creek drainage on the Bell Mountain Allotment. Zone 11N North 802729.359, East 4900937.945, Datum NAD83.
Double Springs Mahogany Treatment
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/03/2008 
Expected:10/2011
 
06/2012 Mike Foster
208-588-2224
mfoster02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Expand linear openings of curl leaf mountain mahogany to improve regenration and provide forage for mule deer.
Location: UNIT - Lost River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - T10N, R22E, section 22; Boise meridian. Double Springs Pass Road; east side.
Lost River Electric Cooperative Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/04/2004 
Expected:01/2011
 
02/2011 Gail Baer
208-756-5148
gbaer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reauthorize permit to operate and maintain power lines across National Forest Lands.
Location: UNIT - Lost River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - T 4 N, R 23 E; T 7 N, R 19 E; T 7 N, R 23 E. throughout the Lost River Ranger District.
Lost River/Lemhi Grazing Allotments
EIS
- Grazing management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Diane Weaver
208-588-3402
dlweaver@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize continued livestock grazing on 21 grazing allotments to determine what changes need to be incorporated in the current allotment management plans.
Location: UNIT - Lost River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. Lost River Range, Lost River Ranger District.
STARHOPE FUELS REDUCTION PRESCRIBED BURN
CE
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:03/2011  03/2011 Crystal Loesch
208-879-4108
cloesch@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is located at the end of the Copper Basin Loop between Muldoon Canyon and Starhope Creek. Proposed purpose is to treat the excessive dead and down firewood slash by means of broadcast burning 40 to 70% of project area.
Location: UNIT - Lost River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - T5N, R21E, S22, 23, 26 and 27, latitude 43.74 degrees by longitude 113.93 degrees. The proposed action is located at the end of the Copper Basin Loop between Muldoon Canyon and Starhope Creek.
Sawmill Aspen Treatment (North Side)
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:05/2011  07/2011 Mike Foster
208-588-2224
mfoster02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restore aspen viability by removing conifer competition from existing aspen stands. Treatment area is app. 198 acres in size. Treatment area is located in Sawmill Canyon, north side of Sawmill Canyon Road (FR101) from Firebox Creek to Warm Creek.
Location: UNIT - Lost River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - Portions of T13N, R26E, sections 20, 29, 31, and 32. T12N, R26E, sections 5-9, 15-17, 21-23, 26, 27, 34, and 35. T11N, R26e, sections 2 and 3. The project is located on the Salmon-Challis National Forest, Lost River Ranger District, Little Lost River drainage, Sawmill Canyon, Lemhi County, Idaho.
Sawtooth Mountain Guides
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/21/2009 
Expected:01/2011
 
02/2011 Patti Schwind
208-756-5147
pschwind@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renew recreation permit for Sawtooth Mountain Guides to conduct mountaineering, ice climbing for 30 priority use days in the Lost River Range on the Lost River Ranger District.
Location: UNIT - Lost River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. Location on Mt Borah, Leatherman Peak, Pioneer Range(Devil;s Bedstead, Hyndman Peak).
White Knob Fuels Reduction
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 09/03/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
04/2011 John Fowler
208-879-4168
jfowler@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to reduce fuels in and surrounding the municipal watershed for Mackay, Idaho. The proposal is to mechanically treat 12 units (362 acres) by thinning from below and prescribe burn 12 other units (4,313 acres) on mine hill.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30990
Location: UNIT - Lost River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - T7N, R23E, Sec. 23-28, 33-36; T6N, R23E, Sec. 1-4, 10-14, 24; T6N, R24E, Sec. 7,8,17,18. The area is on mine hill west of Mackay, Idaho on the Forest between Black Daisey Canyon and Alder Cr. The project area is east of the Middle Fork of Navarre.
Willow Creek Stock Pond Conversions
CE
- Grazing management   On Hold  N/A  N/A Carmela Leavitt
208-588-2224
carmelaleavitt@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Lost River Ranger District is proposing to convert two stock ponds to troughs in the Willow Creek pasture of the Alder Creek Allotment.
Location: UNIT - Lost River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - Sections 7& 18, T6N, R24E, Boise Meridian. The Willow Creek Stock Ponds are located in Sections 7& 18, T6N, R24E, Boise Meridian, Custer County, Idaho. The location is approximately 10 air miles southwest of Mackay, Idaho.
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Salmon-Challis National Forest,   Middle Fork Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Diamond D Ranch
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/21/2009 
Expected:01/2011
 
02/2011 Patti Schwind
208-756-5147
pschwind@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renew recreation permit for Diamond D Ranch to conduct hunting for elk, deer, goat, sheep, bear, cougar, predators and recreation fishing, trailrides, backpacking for 279 priority service days on the Middle Fork Ranger District.
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - T14NR14ESEC1&T14NR15ESEC16. Between Trapper Creek, Pinyon Peak Lookout, Horseshoe Lake, and Loon Creek Summit on the Middle Fork Ranger District.
Flying Resort Ranches
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/21/2009 
Expected:01/2011
 
02/2011 Patti Schwind
208-756-5147
pschwind@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renew recreation permit for Flying Resort Ranches to conduct hunting for elk, deer, goat, sheep, moose, bear, cougar, predators, forest grouse and recreation fishing, trailrides, and backpacking for 1097 priority service days on the Middle Fork RD.
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - T18NR13ESEC5&T19NR13ESEC22&T18NR14ESEC14. Between Middle Fork Peak Lookout and Sheep Creek along the Middle Fork River.
Lo-elly Fuels Reduction HFRA
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/17/2008
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 02/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
07/2011 David Morris
208-879-4130
dmorris01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Mechanically treat approx 329 acres of mixed conifer stands to reduce hazardous fuels in the north end of Stanley Basin. Project is along road corridors and adjacent to wilderness. Up to 1 mi of temp road
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=13428
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. Road corridors in the Marsh Creek area near Cape Horn, 15 mi. NW of Stanley, Idaho.
Middle Fork Lodge Water Pipeline Replacement Special Use Permit
EA
- Special use management   On Hold  N/A  N/A Norma Staaf
208-756-5128
nstaaf@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a special use permit to allow Middle Fork Lodge to reseal existing diversion pond with concrete and to replace approximately 2360 feet of existing 12" diameter water pipeline, using mechanized/motorized tools within Wilderness
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - Section 20, T16N, R12E, BPM. Thomas Creek, tributary to the Middle Fork of the Salmon River, within the boundaries of the Frank Church River-of-No-Return Wilderness.
Middle Fork Management Company
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/21/2009 
Expected:01/2011
 
02/2011 Patti Schwind
208-756-5147
pschwind@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renew recreation permit for Middle Fork Management Company to conduct hunting for elk, deer, goat, sheep, bear, cougar, predators, forest grouse, chukar and recreation trailrides, fishing and backpacking for 739 service days on the Middle Fork RD
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - T17NR12ESEC29&T16NR11ESEC36. Between Chet Creek and Pungo Creek across the Middle Fork River on the Middle Fork Ranger District.
Middle Fork Ranch
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/21/2009 
Expected:01/2011
 
02/2011 Patti Schwind
208-756-5147
pschwind@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renew recreation permit for Middle Fork Ranch to conduct landbased hunting operations for elk, deer, bear, cougar, predators, forest grouse, and chukar, recreation fishing and trailrides for 564 priority service days on the Middle Fork Ranger Distric
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - T15NR11E sec7 and T17NR10Esec25. Middle Fork Ranger District along the Middle Fork River between Grays Peak, Chilcot Peak, and Meadow Creek Lookout.
Middle Fork Salmon River -24- Outfitter Permits
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/21/2009 
Expected:01/2011
 
02/2011 Patti Schwind
208-756-5147
pschwind@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue ten-year priority use permits to 24 companies to operate on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. The permits are consistent with amount and proportion of guided use allowed in the Frank Church River of No Return Management Plan.
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - MF1 and MF2 of the Salmon river. portions of the Middle Fork Ranger District.
Sulphur Creek Aircraft landing Strip
EA
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Chris Grove
208879-4105
cgrove@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issuance of a special use permit for a portion of the Sulphur Creek landing strip which is located on national Forest lands.
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Valley. LEGAL - T 14 N, R 9 E, SE 1/4, NW 1/4, Section 21, B.M. West of Sulphur Creek Ranch, which is located approximately 4 miles up Sulphur Creek from it's mouth west of the Middle Fork of the Salmon river.
Wild Idaho Outfitters
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/21/2009 
Expected:12/2010
 
01/2011 Patti Schwind
208-756-5147
pschwind@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue recreation permit for Wild Idaho Outfitters conducting hunting for elk, deer, goat, sheep, bear, cougar, predators, forest grouse, and chukar and recreation fishing, trailrides, backpacking, phototrips for 125 priority service days.
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - T15NR16ESEC29&TT17NR15ESEC34. Between Twin Peaks, Sl;eeping Deer Road and Twin Peaks and Trapper Creek and Camas Creek to Sleeping Deer Road.
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Salmon-Challis National Forest,   North Fork Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Continental Divide Trail - Bradley Gulch Reroute
EA
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:05/2011  07/2011 Ken Rodgers
208-879-4154
krodgers@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will look to reduce user conflicts between motorized and non motorized users on the Bradley Gulch section of the Continental Divide Trail. The new contructed section will be approximately 1.5 miles long.
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. 45` 31.000N' by 113`49.000W'.
Corn Creek Boat Launch Expansion
EA
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:05/2011  08/2011 Ken Rodgers
208-879-4154
krodgers@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improvement of existing areas in the Corn Creek Boat Launch site on the main Salmon River for improved safety and accessibility of users
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - T23N, R14E. Section 1, B.M. Corn Creek on the Main Salmon River, 42 miles west of North Fork, Idaho.
Indian Peak Water Development and Horse Pasture Drift Fence
EA
- Grazing management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Ingrid Drieling
208-768-2500
idrieling@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation of headbox, 200 ft of pipeline, one trough and construction of a pole fence around the spring in Hull Cr Unit. Construction of 300 yards of 4 strand barbed wire to fence off Forest Service Horse Pasture, located in the Hughes Creek Unit
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - NE1/4NW1/4, Section 21, T. 25 N., R. 20 E., Lemhi County(water development). NW1/4 Section 15, T.25 N., R. 21 E. Lemhi County(fence). Located on the Hull Creek Unit of the Indian Ridge Allotment north of Road 35 and the East Fork of Indian Creek.
North Fork RD Land Based Big Horn Outfitters permit re-issuance
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:02/2011  02/2011 Patti Schwind
208-756-5147
pschwind@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of special use permits for Bighorn Outfitters for activities such as big game, preditor and upland bird hunting; trailrides, hiking, photography, and fishing.
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. Portions of the North Fork Ranger District.
Outfitter & Guide Special Use permit Renewal -- Salmon River Lodge
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Patti Schwind
208-756-5147
pschwind@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renew special use permit under 10 year authority.
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - T 23 & 24 N, R 13 & 14 E, BPM. Portions of Lemhi County west of the Middle Fork of the Salmon River, on north and south of the Main Salmon River within the FCRNR Wilderness.
Saddle Springs Trophy Outfitters LLC
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/19/2007 
Expected:01/2011
 
02/2011 Patti Schwind
208-756-5147
pschwind@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of recreation special use permit for hunting, fishing, backpacking, and snowmobiling.
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - Beginning at the mouth of Squaw Creek (Sec. 24, T24N, R19E, BM); then northwesterly up Squaw Creek to the mouth of the West Fork of Squaw Creek; then continuing northwesterly up the West Fork of Squaw. Portions of the North Fork Ranger District.
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Salmon-Challis National Forest,   Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Buckhorn Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 10/28/2010  10/2010 Ken Rodgers
208-879-4154
krodgers@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal for exploratory drilling at three sites to establish potential for future extraction.
Location: UNIT - Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - T.17N., R.25E. sections 15 and 22, Boise Prime Meridian, Lemhi County, Idaho. Approximately seven miles northwest of Leadore, Idaho, in the Cedar Gulch area.
Castle Creek Outfitters Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Patti Schwind
208-756-5147
pschwind@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a special use permit to Castle Creek Outfitters to provide outfitter-guide services including big game hunting for mountain lion, bear, elk, deer and fishing and trail rides. Permit will be issued for a 10 year term.
Location: UNIT - Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - portions of T 17 N, R 17-18 E; T 18 N R 17-18 E, BPM. Southwest protion of Idaho hunting unit #28 in the Upper Camas Creek and Castle Creek area.
Duck Creek Diversion and Pipeline
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/13/2005 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 Gail Baer
208-756-5128
gbaer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a special use permit for a water diversion pipeline and access road. Water diversion will replace an existing diversion. The new structure will include a lockable headgate with a measureable flow and a passive cylinder fish screen
Location: UNIT - Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - SE1/4 of the SW1/4, Section 30, T18N, R17E, BPM. Duck Creek, tributary to Camas Creek.
Hughes Creek Placer
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/02/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
07/2011 Julie Hopkins
208-756-5279
juliehopkins@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to excavate four test pits and wash excavated materials to determine amount and availability of gold.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33549
Location: UNIT - Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - T.25N., R.21E. sections 7 and 8, Boise Prime Meridian, Lemhi County, Idaho. South side of Hughes Creek between Gallagher Gulch and Klop Gulch.
Williams Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/01/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
04/2011 Michael Smith
208 865-2704
michaelssmith@fs.fed.us 
Description: Promote aspen restoration and reduce overstocked stands using prescribed fire and non-commercial thinning.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=25665
Location: UNIT - Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - portions of: Sections 7, 8, 9, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 30, T20N R21E; Sections 13, 23, 24, 25, 26, T20N R20E, Boise Principal Meridian. South Fork Williams Creek.
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