Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2011 to 03/31/2011
Sawtooth National Forest

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.
Report Contents (click to jump to a section) :
Projects Occurring Nationwide
R4 - Intermountain Region, Sawtooth National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Sawtooth National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Sawtooth National Forest,  Fairfield Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Sawtooth National Forest,  Ketchum Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Sawtooth National Forest,  Minidoka Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Sawtooth National Forest,  Sawtooth National Recreation Area (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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Sawtooth 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
Wildlife Conservation Strategy (Forest Plan Amendment)
EA
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/14/2007
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2010 
Expected:02/2011
 
04/2011 Bobbi Filbert
208-727-5003
bfilbert@fs.fed.us 
Description: Short- and long-term management strategies and priorities for maintaining and restoring habitats associated with terrestrial wildlife species.
Location: UNIT - Sawtooth National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho, Utah. COUNTY - Blaine, Boise, Camas, Cassia, Custer, Elmore, Twin Falls, Box Elder. Sawtooth National Forest.
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Sawtooth National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Little Smoky Placer Dredge Reclamation and Warm Springs Creek Channel Relocation
EA
- Watershed management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Dan Kenney
208-764-3472
dkenney@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restore placer mine site in Little Smoky between the Ditto Flat crossing and Sawmill Creek to a more natural condition. Restore two sites in Warm Springs Creek where the stream channel has been modified.
Location: UNIT - Fairfield Ranger District, Ketchum Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Blaine, Camas. LEGAL - T2N R15E Sections 4, 5 and 8 and T4N R16E Sections 20 and 21,Boise Meridian. Little Smoky Creek between the Ditto Flat crossing and Sawmill Creek; Bassett Gulch and old CCC camp in Warm Springs.
Prospectus for shuttle service to recreation sites - Ketchum District & Sawtooth Nat'l. Rec. Area
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:05/2011  06/2011 Joe Miczulski
208-622-0087
jmiczulski@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a permit to a qualified operator for shuttle service to recreation sites on the Ketchum Ranger District and Sawtooth Nat'l Recreation Area. Operator will be selected based on the responses to the Prospectus criteria.
Location: UNIT - Sawtooth National Recreation Area, Ketchum Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Blaine. District wide.
Seismic Research - University of Florida
CE
- Research  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:04/2011  05/2011 Jackie Richter
208-737-3247
jsrichter@fs.fed.us 
Description: Burial of passive seismic instrument with an above ground solar panel and data station box at three locations on the forest to collect data for NSF funded Earthscope project.
Location: UNIT - Sawtooth National Recreation Area, Fairfield Ranger District, Ketchum Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Blaine, Camas. LEGAL - Gladiator Creek Rd. T6N, R15 E, Sec. 3; Warm Springs Rd. T3N, R15E, Sec. 11; Jumbo Creek T3N, 12 E, Sec. 8. Sawtooth NRA - Gladiator Creek Rd.; Ketchum RD - Warm Springs Rd.; Fairfield RD - Jumbo Creek.
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Sawtooth National Forest,   Fairfield Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Cannonball-Liberal ATV Trail
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/02/2010 
Expected:03/2011
 
07/2011 Ann Frost
208-764-3216
afrost@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct approximately two miles of ATV Trail and re-open an old road of approximately three miles to connect the Cannonball and Liberal Creek Trails.
Location: UNIT - Fairfield Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Camas. LEGAL - T2N R15 E Sections 19, 20 and 29, Boise Meridian. Cannonball/Liberal Creek.
Chimney Creek Road and Trail Easements
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:04/2011  06/2011 Ann Frost
208-764-3478
afrost@fs.fed.us 
Description: Establish road and trail easements and access points across Idaho Department of Lands and BLM managed lands in the Chinmey Creek and South Fork Lime Creek areas.
Location: UNIT - Fairfield Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Camas. LEGAL - T1 and 2 N, Range 12E, Boise Meridian. Chimney Creek and South Fork Lime Creek.
Faulkner Group 3 Allotment Complex Allotment Managment Plan
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:05/2011  06/2011 John Shelly
208-764-3474
jshelly@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to authorize continued sheep grazing in the Lick Creek, Bluff Creek, Big Peak and Liberal Allotments.
Location: UNIT - Fairfield Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Camas. LEGAL - T 3,4 and 5 N; R 13, 14 and 15 East, Boise Meridian. Lick Creek, Bluff Creek, Big Peak Creek and Liberal Creek; 15 to 33 miles north and east of Fairfield, Idaho.
Liberal-Willow HFRA Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/22/2010
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 03/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
06/2011 Anthony Davis
208-764-3462
apdavis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Vegetative treatments in the Liberal and Willow Creek Areas. 22,600 acres of treatment are proposed to be carried out over ten years under HFRA authority addressing insect and disease outbreaks
Location: UNIT - Fairfield Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Camas. LEGAL - T 2-3 N. R 14-16 East, Boise Meridian. Liberal and Willow Creek drainages.
Little Water Trail Reroute
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/02/2010 
Expected:02/2011
 
06/2011 Jennifer Hulme
208-764-3471
jhulme@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reroute the Little Water Trail #7020 to a more sustainable grade and location
Location: UNIT - Fairfield Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Camas. LEGAL - T3N, R12 E, Sections 5 and 6, B.M. Little Water Trail #7020, South Fork Boise River drainage.
Raymond Mine Plan of Operations
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/22/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
06/2011 Heidie Torrealday
208-677-8310
htorrealday@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed expansion and operation of the Raymond Mine located at the head of Emma Creek.
Location: UNIT - Fairfield Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Camas. LEGAL - T5N R14E, Sections 6 and 7, Boise Meridian. Head of Emma Creek, South Fork Boise River drainage.
Soldier Front Trail Reroute
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/02/2010 
Expected:03/2011
 
06/2011 Ann Frost
208-764-3478
afrost@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reroute and establish an ATV trail across the Soldier Mountain Front from Free Gold trail to Chimney Creek. Establishment of a trailhead at Free Gold Trail with signing, parking and restroom will be analyzed separately.
Location: UNIT - Fairfield Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Camas. LEGAL - T2N, R 12-14 E, B.M. Free Gold Creek and the Soldier Mountain Front.
Winter Travel Plan Revisions - Fairfield Ranger District
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/19/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
12/2011 Ann Frost
208-764-3478
afrost@fs.fed.us 
Description: Evaluate the revision of access restrictions to the winter backcountry areas of the Upper South Fork Boise River.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31915
Location: UNIT - Fairfield Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Camas. LEGAL - T 2-6 N and R 12-154 E, Boise Meridian. Road Corridor from Couch Summit to Fleck Summit and the Upper South Fork Boise River area.
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Sawtooth National Forest,   Ketchum Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bodie Lode Access
CE
- Land management planning  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:09/2011  09/2011 Kurt Nelson
208-622-5371
kjnelson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Clear out existing road in order to access patented mining claims via off road vehicle.
Location: UNIT - Ketchum Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Blaine. LEGAL - Section 6, T.2N., R.17E. Bodie Claim, 1/4 mile West of Wolftone drainage,north side of Deer Creek road.
Bridge replacements in Greenhorn, Adams, Chocolate, & Oregon Gulches
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 07/15/2010
07/15/2010 
06/2011 Dan Kenney
208-622-0094
dkenney@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replacing bridges, and ford rehabilitation on trails in Greenhorn, Adams Gulch, Chocolate Gulch, and Oregon Gulch. Change the first 1.9 miles of Adams Gulch from road to trail designation. No change in alignment.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32071
Location: UNIT - Ketchum Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Blaine. LEGAL - (T4N, R17E,S15&16), (T4N, R17E, S2&3) (T5N, R17E, S.15) (T5N, R17E, S.10). Greenhorn gulch, OregonGulch, Chocolate gulch, adn Adams gulch,.
Bucks Camp Administrative Site Conveyance
CE
- Land ownership management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:08/2011  10/2011 Kurt Nelson
208-622-5371
kjnelson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal is to offer for sale a 40 acre parcel of land in the Hyndman creek drainage. Property was set aside as an administrative site in 1908. Site was used as administrative pasture, and grazing allotment.
Location: UNIT - Ketchum Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Blaine, Camas. LEGAL - NW1/4 Sec. 20, T. 4N.; R. 19E. Located off Hyndman Creek road, a tributary to the East Fork of Wood River, Approx. 13 miles southeast of Ketchum, ID.
Ketchum Ditch Bill Easement
CE
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/28/2005 
Expected:09/2011
 
10/2011 Jerry Bird
801-236-3463
jkbird@fs.fed.us 
Description: Pursuant to applications for irrigation and stockwatering easements for Eagle Creek Irrigation Company;analyze what operating and maintenance conditions should be required.
Location: UNIT - Ketchum Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Blaine. LEGAL - T5N R17E Sec 13. 6 mi N of Ketchum, between Hwy 75 and Neal Canyon on Eagle Creek.
McClusky Water transmission line
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/01/2010  10/2010 Mike OFarrell
208-622-0082
mofarrell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue new permit for existing project without modifications.
Location: UNIT - Ketchum Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Blaine. LEGAL - Sec. 15, T.5N. R.17E. Lot 3 ,Graham tract.
Oregon Gulch water users transmission line
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:09/2011  10/2011 Kurt Nelson
208-622-5371
kjnelson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install Parshall Flume (device for measurement of flow of water in open channels) and an 8" pipeline to replace existing irrigation ditch.which delivers water from National Forest to private lands.
Location: UNIT - Ketchum Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Blaine, Camas. LEGAL - SE1/4 Sec. 9, NW1/4 Sec. 10, T.5N.; R.17E. Oregon Gulch, approximately 10 miles North of Ketchum, Blaine Co. Idaho.
Trail Creek and Cove Creek Livestock Allotment Analysis
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/19/2010 
Expected:02/2011
 
06/2011 Kurt Nelson
208-622-5371
kjnelson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analyzing whether and under what circumstances to authorize sheep grazing on the Trail Creek and Cove Creek Sheep and Goat allotments.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31103
Location: UNIT - Ketchum Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Blaine. LEGAL - T5N. R. 18E. ; T3N. R. 19E. Trail Cr. 3 miles North East of Ketchum Idaho; Cove Cr. 7 miles southwest of Ketchum.
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Sawtooth National Forest,   Minidoka Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Beaver Dam Trough Relocation
CE
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/01/2008 
Expected:01/2011
 
05/2011 Lucas Phillips
208-678-0430
ljphillips@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocate existing trough away from spring. Install new pipe and new trough
Location: UNIT - Minidoka Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Twin Falls. LEGAL - T15S R20E SEC 34. Cassia County.
ENXCO Temporary Meteorological Towers
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/20/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
05/2011 David Ashby
208-678-0430
dashby@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Minidoka Ranger District is proposing to issue a special use permit to enXco, Evergreen Wind Power Partners, L.L.C. for the installation and operation of two temporary meteorological towers.
Location: UNIT - Minidoka Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Cassia. LEGAL - T14S, R19E, Sec. 25 & T15S, R19E, Sec 15 Minidoka Ranger District, Cassia Division, Sawtooth National Forest. UNIT-Minidoka Ranger District. STATE-Idaho. COUNTY-Cassia.
Grape Creek C&H Allotment Management Plan Update
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/17/2010 
Expected:09/2011
 
10/2011 Gilbert Jackson
208-677-8296
grjackson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analyze continued livestock grazing use withing the Grape Creek Cattle & Horse Allotment
Location: UNIT - Minidoka Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Cassia. LEGAL - Township 14 South, Range 24 East, Sections 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27. Sawtooth National Forest, Minidoka Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Cassia.
Howell Canyon Potable Water Station
CE
- Recreation management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Scott Nannenga
208-678-0430
snannenga@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace 25 year old potable water systems with new well system near Thompson Flat campground
Location: UNIT - Minidoka Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Cassia. LEGAL - R24E, T13S, Sec 2. Albion Division.
Mineral Gulch Exploration Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/01/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
06/2011 Heidie Torrealday
208-737-3224
htorrealday@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Minidoka Ranger District of the Sawtooth National Forest is proposing to approve a Plan of Operations submitted by Western Pacific Resources Corporation for exploration drilling on the Black Pine Division of the Sawtooth National Forest.
Location: UNIT - Minidoka Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Cassia. LEGAL - Boise Meridian, T.15S, R29E, Sections 26, 33, 34 & 35. UNIT-Minidoka Ranger District, STATE-Idaho, COUNTY-Cassia.
Sublett Fuels Reduction/Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:06/2011  07/2011 Dena Santini
208-678-0430
dsantini@fs.fed.us 
Description: Vegetation and Fuels management for the Sublett Division of the Minidoka Ranger District
Location: UNIT - Minidoka Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Cassia, Oneida, Power. LEGAL - The boundaries of the Sublett Division. Sublett Division, Minidoka Ranger District, Sawtooth National Forest.
Thoroughbred Springs Pre-Commercial Thinning Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2011 
Expected:05/2011  08/2011 Karl Fuelling
208-678-0430
kfuelling@fs.fed.us 
Description: Pre-Commercially thin Lodgepole Pine to increase growth on the residual stand.
Location: UNIT - Minidoka Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Twin Falls. LEGAL - Thoroughbred Springs T14S, R18E, Secs. 33 & 34 - T15S, R18E, Secs. 3 & 4. UNIT-Minidoka Ranger District, STATE-Idaho, COUNTY-Twin Falls.
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Sawtooth National Forest,   Sawtooth National Recreation Area (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Baker Creek Recreation Residences - Outhouse Replacement and Relocation
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:01/2011  07/2011 Stacey Clark
208-727-5008
staceyclark@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replacement and relocation of two outhouses inside the floodplain at recreation residences in the Baker Creek Tract, Lots A 5 and 6, to locations outside the floodplain.
Location: UNIT - Sawtooth National Recreation Area. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Blaine. LEGAL - NW 1/4 NE 1/4 Sec. 9, T. 5 N., R. 16 E. Baker Creek Recreation Residence Tract, 15 miles north of Ketchum, ID, southwest of Highway 75 off Baker Creek Road, Forest System Road #70162.
Bein Private Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:12/2011  01/2012 Stacey Clark
208-727-5008
staceyclark@fs.fed.us 
Description: To provide year-round access across approximately 1400 feet existing non-system forest road acrossing national land to the Bien's private property. The road would be plowed during the winter months.
Location: UNIT - Sawtooth National Recreation Area. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - B.M., T11N, R12E, NW1/4SE1/4 Sec. 14, portion of H.E.S 577, Lots 5 and 6. The project area is seven miles west of Stanley, ID off Highway 21 across from Park Creek Recreation Site.
Boulderview Recreation Residence - Septic Replacement and Relocation
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:01/2011  07/2011 Stacey Clark
208-727-5008
staceyclark@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replacement and relocation of septic system at recreation residence in the Boulderview Tract, Lot 14, to a location away from residence and away from nearby stream.
Location: UNIT - Sawtooth National Recreation Area. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Blaine. LEGAL - SW 1/4 NE 1/4 Sec. 6, T. 5 N., R. 16 E., B. M. Boulderview Recreation Residence Tract: 16 miles north of Ketchum, ID, southwest of Hwy 75 off Forest System Road #70172.
Cabin Creek Road Reallignment and Reconstruction
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:05/2011  05/2012 Mark Moulton
208-727-5000
mmoulton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Realign 1 mile of the existing southern end of Cabin Creek Road (FSR 207) to a more sustainable location, passing over Alturas Lake Cr via a bridge. The former route, including culvert crossings of Cabin Creek, and 0.4 miles would be rehabilitated.
Location: UNIT - Sawtooth National Recreation Area. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Blaine. LEGAL - Sec. 17 & 20, T7N, R14E, B. M. Within the Alturas Lake complex, approximately three miles west of Sawtooth City, Idaho, off Hwy 75 and FSR 205.
Elkhorn Placer Tramway Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:12/2011  05/2012 Stacey Clark
208-727-5008
staceyclark@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a special use permit for the continued operation and maintenance of a tramway crossing the Salmon River that provides access to private land at Treon Creek.
Location: UNIT - Sawtooth National Recreation Area. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - T. 11 N., R. 15 E., Section 25, NE1/4. Access to tramway is from a pull out along Highway 75, just east of Peach Creek, approximately 25 miles east of Stanley, ID.
ID Trans. Dept. (ITD) Stanley Mtce. Site & Custer Co. Sheriff's Site Permit Reissuance & Expansion
EA
- Special area management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/14/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
06/2011 David Fluetsch
208-727-5001
dfluetsch@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project evaluates the reissuance of permits held by ITD for a 36-acre permit area and Custer Co.for a 0.4-ac. permit area. ITD has requested a new shed, storage bldg. and 4th housing site, and an expansion to the existing mtce. warehouse.
Location: UNIT - Sawtooth National Recreation Area. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - T. 10 N., R. 13 E., Section 6 NE, NW, B.M. . The project area is located approximately 2.5 miles west of Stanley, ID on the south side of Highway 21.
Iron Creek Road Realignment and Reconstruction
EA
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/02/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
07/2011 Mark Moulton
208-727-5000
mmoulton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace a culvert encumbrance to fish migration at the crossing of the Iron Creek Subdivision Road (FSR 692) with a new bridge at a more suitable location upstream. Approximately 1/4 mile of existing road would be realigned.
Location: UNIT - Sawtooth National Recreation Area. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - T. 10 N., R. 13 E., Section 7, NE, NE, B. M. The project is located approximately three miles west of Stanley, ID off Highway 21 and Forest System Road #619.
Redfish Lake Complex - Road and Bridge Reconstruction
EA
- Recreation management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/08/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
06/2011 Brenda Geesey
208-737-3304
bgeesey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Remove two timber bridges over Redfish Creek and replace the bridges in their existing location or reroute the Redfish Lake Road (FR #70214) and create a new crossing; and reconstruct the sharp curve on the Redfish Lake Road.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=25738
Location: UNIT - Sawtooth National Recreation Area. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - T 10 N, R 13E, Sections 34, 35; T 9N, R13E, Sections 2, 3. Redfish Lake Road - #70214 (approx. 8 miles south of Stanley Idaho).
Road Obliteration within Sawtooth Wilderness Boundary
CE
- Recreation management
- Special area management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:04/2011  07/2011 Liese Dean
208-774-3017
ldean@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocate upper trailhead for Hell Roaring Trail #097 outside of Wilderness boundary and obliterate 1 mile of Hell Roaring Road #315 connecting to foot and horse trailhead. Obliterate and restore mile of Mays Creek Road #037.
Location: UNIT - Sawtooth National Recreation Area. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - Hell Roaring Road #097, T8N, R13E, S13; Mays Creek Road #037, T8N, 13E, S24. The proposed project is within and adjacent to the Sawtooth Wilderness boundary, off Highway 75, approximately 13 miles south of Stanley.
Robinson Bar Domestic Hot Water Lines Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:02/2012  05/2012 Stacey Clark
208-727-5008
staceyclark@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a special permit for the continued operation and maintenance of two existing spring boxes and pipelines that transport water from two hot springs to private land at Robinson Bar.
Location: UNIT - Sawtooth National Recreation Area. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - Project is approx. 13 miles east of Stanley, ID in the Warm Springs drainage, tributary to the Salmon River. T. 11 N., R. 15 E., Section 34.
Salmon River Electric Special Use Permit Issuance
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/11/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
01/2011 David Fluetsch
208-727-5001
dfluetsch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Verification of facilities, consolidation and issuance of special use permits for Salmon River Electric Coop powerlines and associated facilities within the Sawtooth NRA. Reauthorization of existing facilities.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=13316
Location: UNIT - Sawtooth National Recreation Area. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Blaine, Custer. LEGAL - Sawtooth NRA - wide. Sawtooth National Recreation Area in Blaine and Custer Counties in Idaho.
Salmon River Outfitter and Guide Permit Re-Issuance
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/19/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
02/2011 Ed Cannady
208-727-5004
ecannady@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issuance of six special use permits for commercial outfitted and guided floatboating and four special use permits for commercial outfitted and guided angling.
Location: UNIT - Sawtooth National Recreation Area. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - About 30 miles of the upper main Salmon River from the Sawtooth Fish Hatchery to the eastern boundary of the Sawtooth NRA. The upper Main Salmon River is located in Central Idaho near the town of Stanley.
Seismic Research - Virginia Tech
CE
- Special use management
- Research 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:04/2011  05/2011 Jackie Richter
208-737-3247
jsrichter@fs.fed.us 
Description: One explosive shot (of many across Idaho) in a borehole will be set off to shake the ground. Seismometers will record the event to better understand the growth and evolution and tectonics in Idaho and eastern Oregon. NSF funded Earthscope project.
Location: UNIT - Sawtooth National Recreation Area. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - Lat. 44.256 Long 114.992 or T11N, R13E, Sec 30. The site is located in a borrow pit on Highway 21 off FSR 653.
Silver Rule Creek Road Decommissioning and Restoration
CE
- Special area management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Heidie Torrealday
208-737-3224
htorrealday@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to remove and restore to a natural condition approximately 12 miles of unauthorized miner-created roads and road segments located within the Silver Rule Creek drainage in the Railroad Ridge Idaho Roadless Area.
Location: UNIT - Sawtooth National Recreation Area. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - Sections 16, 17, 20, 21, and 28, T 10 N, R 16 E, B. M. Silver Rule Creek drainage within the Railroad Ridge Inventoried Roadless Area.
Stanley Lake Recreation Complex Reconstruction
EA
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Facility management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/01/2009 
Expected:03/2011
 
07/2012 Steven Frost
208-727-5000
srfrost@fs.fed.us 
Description: New construction/reconstruction of existing camping, day-use, boat launch, and trail facilities. Close and rehabilitate portions of Stanley Lake Inlet Campground and nearby dispersed campsites.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=21662
Location: UNIT - Sawtooth National Recreation Area. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - T. 11 N., R. 12 E., Section 27, 28, 33 and 34. The project is located approximately eight miles west of Stanley, ID off Highway 21 and FSR 455.
Stanley Ranger Station Housing and Well Development
EA
- Facility management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:02/2011  06/2011 Matt Phillips
208-727-5025
mmphillips@fs.fed.us 
Description: Develop bunkhouses and water supply for Stanley Ranger Station seasonal employees.
Location: UNIT - Sawtooth National Recreation Area. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - T. 10N., R. 13E. Secs. 27, 28, B. M. Within the Stanley Ranger Station Administrative Site.
Warm Springs Meadow Cattle and Horse Allotment Management Plan Update
EA
- Grazing management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Dave Cottle
(208) 774-3000
dcottle@fs.fed.us 
Description: To consider continued grazing use within the Warm Springs Meadow Cattle and Horse Allotment in compliance with Sect.339, P.L.108-447 pertaining to grazing use authorization, and analyze and disclose the effects of ongoing grazing activities
Location: UNIT - Sawtooth National Recreation Area. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - T.9 N., R.14 E., Secs. 1-3, 10-15, 23-26, T.9 N., R.15 E., Secs. 2, 4-10, 14-23, 26-30, 34, 35, T.10 N., R14 E., Secs. 25, 34-36, T.10N., R.15 E., Secs. 31-33. The project is located approximately 6 miles SE of Stanley, ID and 3 miles of Obsidian.
Whitebark Pine Planting of Seedlings and Seeds
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:11/2011  05/2012 Robin Garwood
208-727-5014
rgarwood@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to plant whitebark pine seedlings and seeds on up to 1,500 acres of whitebark pine habitat (above 8,600 feet) in up to seven project areas over the next 10 years.
Location: UNIT - Sawtooth National Recreation Area. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Blaine, Custer. Sawtooth NRA above 8,600 feet elevation in the Valley Road Fire Area, Galena Summit, Railroad Ridge, Salmon Headwaters, Boundary Creek, Beaver Creek, and Little Beaver Creek.
Williams Creek C&H Allotment Management Plan Update
EA
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 09/30/2010  05/2011 Dave Cottle
208-774-3000
dcottle@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analyze continued livestock grazing use within the Williams Creek Cattle & Horse Allotment; to disclose the effects of ongoing grazing activities.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32395
Location: UNIT - Sawtooth National Recreation Area. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - Huckleberry Unit - T.9 N., R.13 E., Secs. 25, 36; T.9 N., R.14 E., Secs. 30, 31; T.8 N., R.13 E., Sec. 1. Williams Unit - T.9 N., R.14 E., Secs. 15, 16, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 33; B.M. Approximately 10 miles south of Stanley, Idaho.
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