Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2013 to 06/30/2013
Sawtooth National Forest

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.
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R4 - Intermountain Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
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)

R4 - Intermountain Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Greater Sage-grouse Management Direction
EIS
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 12/09/2011
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 04/2013 
Expected:08/2014
 
09/2014 Glen Stein
801-625-5281
gstein@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of this project is to prepare environmental impact statements (EISs) and supplemental environmental impact statements to incorporate greater sage-grouse conservation measures into Bureau of Land Management land use plans and Forest Plans.
Location: UNIT - Boise National Forest All Units, Salmon-Challis National Forest All Units, Sawtooth National Forest All Units, Caribou-Targhee National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams, Blaine, Bonneville, Camas, Caribou, Cassia, Elmore, Fremont, Madison. Boise NF, Salmon-Challis NF, Caribou-Targhee NF, Sawtooth NF, Curlew NG.
Incorporating Greater Sage-grouse Conservation Measures into Land Management Plans (Idaho)
EIS
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
Developing Proposal
Est. Notice of Adjustment 12/2011 
Expected:05/2014  06/2014 Clinton McCarthy
801-625-5671
cmccarthy01@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service will be a cooperating agency with the BLM (lead agency) in preparing programmatic EISs to incorporate greater sage-grouse conservation measures into land management plans (Sawtooth, Caribou, Curlew) through plan amendments
Web Link:  http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/more/sagegrouse/western.html
Location: UNIT - Sawtooth National Forest All Units, Montpelier Ranger District, Soda Springs Ranger District, Westside Ranger District. STATE - Idaho, Utah, Wyoming. COUNTY - Bannock, Bear Lake, Blaine, Boise, Bonner, Camas, Caribou, Cassia, Custer, Elmore, Franklin, Oneida, Power, Twin Falls, Box Elder, Cache, Lincoln. UNIT - Sawtooth NF (ID, UT); Caribou (ID UT, WY) and Curlew NG (ID) portions of the Caribou-Targhee NF; multiple counties involved.
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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
Commercial Film Permit Issuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/28/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
05/2013 Ed Cannady
208-727-5004
ecannady@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to issue a 5-year special use permit re-authorizing commercial video and still photography on the Sawtooth National Recreation Area and Ketchum Ranger District for a new term with no changes to the existing permit.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37778
Location: UNIT - Sawtooth National Recreation Area, Ketchum Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Blaine, Custer. Sawtooth National Recreation Area excluding the Sawtooth Wilderness, and the entire Ketchum Ranger District, Sawtooth National Forest.
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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
Faulkner Group 3 Allotment Complex Allotment Managment Plan
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/06/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
08/2013 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34459
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.
Raymond Mine Plan of Operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/14/2012 
Expected:05/2013
Actual: 06/24/2011 
06/2013 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34458
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.
Willow -Wardrop-Soldier Cattle Allotment Analysis
EA
- Grazing management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A John Shelly
208-764-3474
jshelly@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analyze the effects of grazing on three cattle allotments and develop new allotment management plans.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=29308
Location: UNIT - Fairfield Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Camas. LEGAL - T2N, R 14-15E. Soldier, Wardrop, Little Smoky and Willow Creek; north and northeast of Fairfield, Idaho.
Winter Travel Plan Revisions - Fairfield Ranger District
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/01/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2013 
Expected:10/2013
 
12/2013 Steven Frost
208-727-5000
srfrost@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/nepa_project_exp.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
Adams Gulch Riparian Restoration
CE
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2012 
Expected:02/2013  09/2013 Erika Phillips
208-622-0094
egphillips@fs.fed.us 
Description: Rehabilitation of stream fords, streambank restoration and riparian revegetation on two segments of creek in Adams Gulch. Native plants, trees and seedmix will be used
Location: UNIT - Ketchum Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Blaine. The project site is located in Amams Gulch in the Adams-Wood River Subwatershed, approximately one mile north of Ketchum, Idaho.
Bald Mountain Thinning Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2013 
Expected:05/2013  07/2013 Bobbi Filbert
208-727-5003
bfilbert@fs.fed.us 
Description: Thinning treatments (250 acres max) proposed for the Sun Valley Ski Resort in order to reduce insect and disease infestations and improve forest health. This should also reduce fuel loading from dead and dying trees.
Location: UNIT - Ketchum Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Blaine. LEGAL - T 4N, R 17E, Sections 22, 23, 26, 27. Sun Valley Ski Resort - Bald Mountain.
Bodie Lode Access
CE
- Land management planning  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=28973
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.
Bucks Camp Administrative Site Conveyance
CE
- Land ownership management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Deer Creek Watershed Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/07/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2013 
Expected:10/2013
 
11/2013 Bobbi Filbert
208-727-5003
bfilbert@fs.fed.us 
Description: Within Deer Creek, improve forest health, enhance wildlife and fish habitat, reduce the potential for uncharacteristic fire behavior near private land, and provide sustainable recreation opportunities.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40603
Location: UNIT - Ketchum Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Blaine. Deer Creek watershed.
Lieskovan Water Transmission Special Use Permit
CE
- Land ownership management  Completed  Actual: 01/28/2013  08/2013 Joe Miczulski
208-622-0087
jmiczulski@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a permit to a new landowner authorizing rehabilitation and use of an existing water system that transmits water from National Forest System lands to private property. Previous permit has expired.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38677
Location: UNIT - Ketchum Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Blaine. LEGAL - Point of Diversion is SW 1/4, NE 1/4 of Section 15, T5N, R17 E, Boise Meridian. Address at Point of Use is 305 Chocolate Gulch Road.
Limekiln Allotment, Shaw Mountain Sheep Allotment and Kelly Mtn-Greenhorn Cattle Allotment Analysis
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/13/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
06/2013 Robert Garcia
406-832-3178
rmgarcia@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize continued livestock grazing on the Limekiln Sheep Allotment, Shaw Mountain Sheep Allotment, and the Kelly Mtn.-Greenhorn Cattle Allotment.
Location: UNIT - Ketchum Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Blaine. These allotments are situated 7 to 14 miles Southwest from Ketchum, ID.
Oregon Gulch water users transmission line
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/10/2012  10/2012 Joe Miczulski
208-622-0087
jmiczulski@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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33161
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 7 miles North of Ketchum, Blaine Co. Idaho.
Sun Valley Company Bald Mountain Bike Trail Proposal
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/20/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
06/2013 Joe Miczulski
208-622-0087
jmiczulski@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal is to build up to 20 miles of new mountain biking trails
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38729
Location: UNIT - Ketchum Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Blaine. LEGAL - T4N, R17E, Sec 22, 23, 24, 26, 27. Bald Mountain Ski Area.
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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
Eight Mile Creek Juniper Cutting and Fish Habitat Improvement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/11/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
06/2013 Mark Dallon
208-678-0430
mdallon@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would improve fish habitat in Eightmile Creek by removing juniper within 50 feet of Eightmile Creek and placing large cut pieces in the channel to provide fish habitat and cover.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41711
Location: UNIT - Minidoka Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Cassia. LEGAL - T 14 S, R 28 E, Section 34 and T 15 S, R 28 E, Sections 2, 3, and 4. Eightmile Creek, west slope of Black Pine Division, 15 miles southeast of Malta, ID.
Martindale Precommercial Thinning
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/28/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
08/2013 Karl Fuelling
208-678-0430
kfuelling@fs.fed.us 
Description: Precommercially thin stands of lodgepole pine to reduce the density of trees and increase growth on the residual trees.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40825
Location: UNIT - Minidoka Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Cassia. LEGAL - T14S, R19E, Secs. 25, 26, 27, 33,34,35. Thinning areas include stands along the 500 Road in the Martindale and 3rd Fork drainages.
Minidoka Supplement to the 2008 Travel Plan Map Revision Environmental Assessment
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/13/2013
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2013 
Expected:12/2013
 
03/2014 Scott Nannenga
208-678-0430
snannenga@fs.fed.us 
Description: Supplement the 2008 "Travel Plan Map Revision - Elimination of Motorized Cross-Country Travel and Motorized Route Designation Environmental Assessment" for the Minidoka Ranger District.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41283
Location: UNIT - Minidoka Ranger District. STATE - Idaho, Utah. COUNTY - Cassia, Oneida, Power, Twin Falls, Box Elder. Minidoka Ranger District.
Point Springs, Eight Mile, Moberg, Black Pine, Kelsaw, & Mineral Gulch C&H Allotments NEPA Analysis
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/16/2012 
Expected:03/2013
 
04/2013 Gilbert Jackson
208-677-8296
grjackson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reauthorization of livestock grazing on the Point Springs, Eight Mile, Moberg, Black Pine, Kelsaw and Mineral Gulch allotments.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37693
Location: UNIT - Minidoka Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Cassia. LEGAL - T13SR28ESec32, T14SR28ESec2-5,8-11,14-17,20-29,32-36, T15SR28ESec1-4,9-16,(21-28,33-36) T16SR28ESec1-4,9-15,22,24-16, T14SR29ESec19,28-33, T15SR29ESec3-10,15-23,26-35, T16SR29ESec2-11,15-22,28-30. Black Pine Division- Point Spring C&H, Eight Mile C&H, Moberg C&H, Black Pine C&H, Mineral Gulch C&H Allotments, Sawtooth National Forest, Minidoka Ranger District.
Raft River Dispersed Camping/Trail Project
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/11/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
06/2013 David Ashby
208-678-0430
dashby@fs.fed.us 
Description: Implement Designated Dispersed Camping and re-route/improve motorized trails #902 and #905.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39659
Location: UNIT - Minidoka Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Box Elder. LEGAL - Salt Lake Meridian, T 14 N, R 15 W Secs 19, 20, 21, 27, 28, 30, 31, 34 and T 14 N, R 16 W, Sec36 and T13 N, R 15 W Sec 3. Sawtooth National Forest, Minidoka Ranger District, Raft River Division, State of Utah, Box Elder County.
Raft River Stabilization And Riparian Protection Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/11/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
09/2013 John Chatel
208-736-5710
jchatel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Address channel headcutting and riparian impacts from recent prescribed fire, intense weather events, and cattle grazing, by installing grade control structures, willow planting, and constructing two exclosures in Onemile Creek.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40835
Location: UNIT - Minidoka Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Box Elder. LEGAL - T 14N, R 14 W, Sections 3, 9, and 10. The project area is located in Onemile Creek on the Raft River Division on the Minidoka RD, approximately 7 miles east of Yost, Utah.
Rock Creek Allotment Division Fence Relocation
CE
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 07/09/2012  04/2013 Lucas Phillips
208-677-8290
ljphillips@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocate approximately 5 miles of Division fence between the Rock Creek C&H allotment and the Buckbrush S&G allotment.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38622
Location: UNIT - Minidoka Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Twin Falls. LEGAL - T 13 S R 18 E, Sec 14,23,26,36 and T 14 S R 18 E, Sec 1,2,11. Sawtooth NF, Minidoka RD, Cassia Division.
Silver Hills Underground Exploration Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/21/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
07/2013 Heidie Torrealday
208-678-0430
htorrealday@fs.fed.us 
Description: Surface prospecting and rehabilitation of collapsed underground workings in order to conduct underground exploration for minerals.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40906
Location: UNIT - Minidoka Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Cassia. LEGAL - T 15 S, R 11 W Section 28. Black Pine Canyon, Black Pine Division, Minidoka Ranger District, Sawtooth National Forst.
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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
Boulder Mountain Tour Special Use Permit Issuance
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:07/2013  07/2013 Ed Cannady
208-727-5004
ecannady@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to issue a 5-year Recreation Event special use permit re-authorizing the annual Boulder Mountain Tour Ski Race for a new term with no changes to the existing permit.
Location: UNIT - Sawtooth National Recreation Area. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Blaine. LEGAL - T6N R15E; T6N R16E; T5N R16E;T5N R17E B. M. Sawtooth National Recreation Area within the Big Wood River Drainage along the Boulder Mountain/Harriman Trail.
Browning Road Access
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/18/2013  06/2013 Sharon Browder
208-727-5005
sfbrowder@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reauthorize expired Special Use Permit to access private property from State Highway 21 across US Forest Service lands to Circle A Ranch east of Stanley.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37728
Location: UNIT - Sawtooth National Recreation Area. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - N1/2 Sec. 14, T11N, R12E, B. M. On National Forest System lands north of State Highway 21, approximately 7 miles northwest of Stanley, Idaho.
Fourth of July Road Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/14/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
08/2013 Stacey Clark
208-727-5008
staceyclark@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to issue a road use permit to Idaho Transportation Department for 1.0 mile or 2.2 acres of National Forest System Road #70209 aka 4th of July Road for access to the 4th of July Material Source Site, CU-83.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41726
Location: UNIT - Sawtooth National Recreation Area. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - N1/2 of Section 16, T.8N., R.14E. B.M. The project is located on Forest System Road #70209 aka Fourth of July Road which is 15 miles south of Stanley, ID off Highway 75.
Galena Summer Trails (non-motorized) Project
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/21/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
06/2013 Ed Cannady
208-727-5004
ecannady@fs.fed.us 
Description: Develop a 60 mile non-motorized trail system in the Galena Lodge area; 36 miles would be new trail construction; the remaining 24 miles would utilize existing routes. The trail system would provide a mix of difficulties.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39782
Location: UNIT - Sawtooth National Recreation Area. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Blaine. Galena Lodge General Vicinity off Highway 75.
Idaho Transportation Department Material Storage Sites Permits
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:06/2013  07/2013 David Fluetsch
208-727-5001
dfluetsch@fs.fed.us 
Description: The special use permits for two long-utilized ITD material storage sites along Hwy 75 in the Big Wood River Valley are outdated and/or expired. Proposal is to issue new 20-year permits authorizing continued use of the Horse Cr & Russian John sites.
Location: UNIT - Sawtooth National Recreation Area. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Blaine. LEGAL - Horse Cr Site: Sec. 34, T7N, R15E, B. M. Russian John site: Sec. 31, T6N, R16E, B. M. Horse Creek Storage site is just up from the Horse Cr Rd (FSR 192) on the NE side of Hwy 75. Russian John is on the NE side of Hwy 75 across from Quadrant Gulch Rd (FSR 177). Both in Wood R. Valley.
Meadow Creek Cattle/Horse Allotment analysis
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/05/2012 
Expected:04/2013
 
06/2013 Robert Garcia
208-774-3014
rmgarcia@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorized continued livestock grazing on the Meadow Creek Allotment. Re-locate the fence to the boundary line.
Location: UNIT - Sawtooth National Recreation Area. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. The 930 acre Meadow Creek allotment is located 2 miles southwest of Stanley Idaho.
Pole Creek Diversion Special Use Authorization
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/05/2013
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2013 
Expected:10/2013
 
07/2014 Mark Moulton
208-727-5000
mmoulton@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposal would issue special use permit(s) to re-authorize the continued use of an irrigation diversion from Pole Creek, as well as related roads, ditches, and small irrigated parcels on National Forest System lands.
Location: UNIT - Sawtooth National Recreation Area. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Blaine. LEGAL - T7N, R14E, Sections 15, 23, 24, and 25, B. M. Within the Pole Creek drainage, approximately 1.5 miles north and east of Sawtooth City, Idaho.
Salmon River Headwaters Road 215 - Replace with Trail
EA
- Recreation management
- Special area management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/08/2013
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2013 
Expected:08/2013
 
09/2014 Mark Moulton
208-727-5000
mmoulton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to replace all or part of last 2.5 miles of existing Salmon River Headwater Road 215 beyond Chemeketan Campground with motorized trail constructed in better location along adjacent side slope. Changes would address chronic resource impacts.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40879
Location: UNIT - Sawtooth National Recreation Area. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Blaine. LEGAL - T6N, R14E, Secs. 23 and 26. B. M. Within source headwater of the Salmon River, 7 miles southeast of Sawtooth City, Idaho.
Smiley Creek Garbage Dumpsters Special Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/28/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
07/2013 Stacey Clark
208-727-5008
staceyclark@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to issue a special use permit for six ten cubic yard dumpsters during normal periods of operation and allow an increase of eight dumpsters during high use periods in the summer. No hazardous waste disposal would be allowed.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41727
Location: UNIT - Sawtooth National Recreation Area. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Blaine. LEGAL - SE1/4 of the NE1/4 of Section 27, T.7N, R.14 E., B. M. The project would be located on the east side of Highway 75 across from Smiley Creek Lodge in Smiley Creek, ID.
Syringa Networks Fiber Optic Permit Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:06/2013  08/2013 David Fluetsch
208-727-5001
dfluetsch@fs.fed.us 
Description: In 2003, Syringa Networks was authorized to install a fiber optic cable line along Hwy 75 in the Wood River Valley. The proposed action is to issue a new 30-year special use permit authorizing continued use of the existing fiber optic cable.
Location: UNIT - Sawtooth National Recreation Area. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Blaine. LEGAL - T6N R15E; T6N R16E; T5N R16E;T5N R17E; T7N, R15E B. M. Existing cable route on FS Lands is north along Hwy 75 from Lake Creek north of Ketchum to a communications site above Galena Pass. The Galena Toll Road route is used from Horse Cr to Galena Pass.
US Geological Survey (USGS) & Idaho Dept of Water Resources (IDWR) Stream Gauge Special Use Permits
CE
- Special area management
- Watershed management
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:06/2013  07/2013 Stacey Clark
208-727-5008
staceyclark@fs.fed.us 
Description: To issue two 20-year special use permits authorizing USGS and IDWR to operate seven existing stream gauge stations for measuring water levels and discharge rates (cubic feet per second).
Location: UNIT - Sawtooth National Recreation Area. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Blaine, Custer. LEGAL - USGS: 1) T10N, R13E, Sec. 3; 2) T11N, R15E, Sec. 20; 3) T5N, R17E, Sec. 4; 4) T5N, R17E, Sec. 3. IDWR: 1) T8N, R14E, Sec. 8; 2) T8N, R14E, Sec. 31; 3) T7N, R14E, Sec. 25. USGS: 1) Valley Cr @ Stanley; 2) Salmon R below Sunbeam Dam; 3) Big Wood R above N Fork; 4) N Fork Big Wood R. IDWR: 1) 4th of July Cr @ Hwy 75; 2) Alturas L Cr @ Pettit Bridge; 3) Pole Cr @ Valley.
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