Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2011 to 03/31/2011
Caribou-Targhee 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, Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Caribou-Targhee National Forest,  Ashton/Island Park (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Caribou-Targhee National Forest,  Montpelier Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Caribou-Targhee National Forest,  Palisades Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Caribou-Targhee National Forest,  Soda Springs Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Caribou-Targhee National Forest,  Teton Basin Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Caribou-Targhee National Forest,  Westside 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
Expansion of Broadband Access to Under-Served Users
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/26/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
04/2011 Deidre Witsen
307-739-5434
dwitsen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Burial of approximately 35 miles of two 1.25inch conduits containing fiber optic broadband cable via plowing technique. Route will primarily be within existing road right-of-ways and utility right-of-ways.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33847
Location: UNIT - Jackson Ranger District, Teton Basin Ranger District, Wind River Ranger District, Buffalo Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Teton, Fremont. Teton Pass via Old Pass Road, BPA ROW roads, & within Highway 22 ROW; Within Highway 26/287 ROW from Moran to Wind River Lake, FS Roads 30060 & 30040.
Gateway West 230/500 kv Transmission Line Project
EIS
- Special use management  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 05/16/2008
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2010 
Expected:09/2012
 
11/2012 Misty Hays
307-358-4690
mahays@fs.fed.us 
Description: Idaho Power and Rocky Mountain Power propose to construct electric transmission lines from the proposed Windstar Substation near the Dave Johnston Power Plant at Glenrock, WY to the proposed Hemingway substation near Melba, Idaho
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=25265
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District, Montpelier Ranger District. STATE - Idaho, Wyoming. COUNTY - Bear Lake, Albany, Converse, Natrona. Montpelier District, CTNF - northern most corridor designated in the Caribou NF Plan, Doulgas Distict MBRNF northern most corridor designated in the MBR Plan.
Mountain States Transmission Intertie
EIS
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Patty Bates
406-329-3979
pbates@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue easement to Northwestern Energy to construct and maintain a 500 KV electricity transmission line on National Forest System lands in Montana and Idaho. BLM is lead agency and Forest Service is cooperating agency.
Location: UNIT - Butte Ranger District, Jefferson Ranger District, Pintler Ranger District, Dubois Ranger District, Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Idaho, Montana. COUNTY - Clark, Beaverhead, Deer Lodge, Jefferson, Silver Bow. Various locations depending upon the alternative route locations.
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Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Proposed Targhee Revised Forest Plan Amendment
EIS
- Land management planning  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 10/29/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
05/2011 Megan Bogle
208-354-6613
mbogle@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposes to amend the 1997 Revised Forest Plan for the Targhee portion of the Forest to address direction for "old-growth" and "late-seral" forested vegetation, snags and wildlife habitat for select cavity-nesting species.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=25461
Location: UNIT - Palisades Ranger District, Teton Basin Ranger District, Dubois Ranger District, Ashton/Island Park. STATE - Idaho, Wyoming. COUNTY - Bonneville, Butte, Clark, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Madison, Teton, Teton, Lincoln. Targhee portion of the Caribou-Targhee National Forest.
Wells Canyon, Stewart Canyon and Green Mountain Sheep Grazing Reauthorization
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/22/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2011 
Expected:03/2011
 
06/2011 Vic Bradfield
208-547-4356
vbradfield@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-authorize sheep grazing on the Wells Canyon, Stewart Canyon, and Green Mountain sheep allotments
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33647
Location: UNIT - Montpelier Ranger District, Soda Springs Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Caribou. LEGAL - Townships 9 and 10 South, Ranges 44 and 45 East. 15,500 acres along the east side of the Caribou National Forest, within the Montpelier and Soda Springs Ranger Districts.
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Caribou-Targhee National Forest,   Ashton/Island Park (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bear Gulch Road Closure (Forest Road 159)
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2011 
Expected:05/2011  07/2011 Lee Mabey
208-557-5784
lmabey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Close the .5 mile segment of Bear Gulch Road159 and create a trail. The road is in the bottom of the drainage and cannot be maintainted to a usable standard. Closure is proposed to protect resource values.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30806
Location: UNIT - Ashton/Island Park. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Fremont. LEGAL - T. 10 N. R 44 E. Sec 31, 32. Road is located at the site of the old Bear Gulch Ski Hill off of the Mesa Falls Scenic Byway, Northeast of Ashton, ID.
Green Canyon Road Fuelbreak
CE
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2011 
Expected:08/2011  09/2011 Robert Albano
208-558-7301
ralbano@fs.fed.us 
Description: Masticate dead and down fuels and remove ladder fuels along the south side of the Green Canyon Road (FS Road # 167) for approx. 4 miles. The area would be 200 feet from the borrow pit.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33914
Location: UNIT - Ashton/Island Park. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Fremont. LEGAL - T.12N., R.42E., Sections 32-35. South side of the Green Canyon Road (FS Road #167) from the junction of Hwy 20 to approx. 4 miles west. Cutting would occur 200 feet from the borrow pit.
Macks Inn Sewer Expansion
EA
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:05/2011  07/2011 Bill Davis
208-652-1228
bdavis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fremont County is seeking to expand the Macks Inn Sewer Treatment Facility by increasing the irrigation field (not the leach field) by approximately 50 acres to handle increased needs in the North Island Park area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34041
Location: UNIT - Ashton/Island Park. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Fremont. LEGAL - T.14N., R.44E., Section 30. The project is located south of the North Big Springs Road and southeast of Island Park Lodge.
North Antelope Powerline
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:05/2011  07/2011 Bill Davis
208-652-1228
bdavis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fall River Electric proposes to install approx. 13,000 ft of buried power cable to provide power to a cell phone tower that would be constructed on Idaho Departmet of Lands land.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34051
Location: UNIT - Ashton/Island Park. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Fremont. LEGAL - T.11N., R.42E., Sections 14 and 15. Project starts at Pinehaven and travels west along the North Antelope Flat Road to the State Dept. of Lands Section.
North Island Park WUII
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2011 
Expected:05/2011  02/2012 Jim Cox
208-558-7301
jcox@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposes to reduce hazardous fuels adjacent to private property on approximately 950 acres. A fuel break would be created in three treatment units by thinning, hand-piling, commercial logging, firewood gathering and prescribed burning.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34413
Location: UNIT - Ashton/Island Park. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Fremont. LEGAL - Bighorn Hills Estates T.15N., R.44E., Secs 6 & 7; Bootjack T.15N., R.43E., Secs 28-30 & T.15N. R.42E. Sec 25; Meadow Cr. T.14N., R.44E., Secs 3, 4, 10, 15, 21, & 22; Moose Cr. T.13N., R.44E., Sec 4. North Island park area near Henry's Lake - Bighorn Hills Estate, Bootjack area, Meadow Creek area, and Moose Creek Summer Homes.
Wood Road 16 Watershed Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/27/2009 
Expected:05/2011
 
07/2011 Lee Mabey
208-557-5784
lmabey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Implement the 1997 Travel Plan by obliterating nonsystem roads and improving drainage on system roads in the vicinity of Wood Road 16, Forest Road 313. The purpose of the project is to reduce sediment into the Henry's Fork of the Snake River.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=27939
Location: UNIT - Ashton/Island Park. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Fremont. LEGAL - T. 11N., R. 42E. Sections 1 and 12, T. 11N., R. 43E. Sections 5 and 6. Site is the access road to the lowest reach of the Ranch or Harriman State Park across from Pine Haven.
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Caribou-Targhee National Forest,   Montpelier Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Cache Roads Hazardous Fuels Treatment
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:10/2011  06/2012 Rebecca Phelps
208-847-0375
roophelps@fs.fed.us 
Description: Treat 3900 acres of hazardous fuels 300 feet off of open forest roads. Smaller diameter conifer and dead and down fuels will be cut, piled and burned to reduce hazardous fuels.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32346
Location: UNIT - Montpelier Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bear Lake, Caribou, Franklin. LEGAL - The project is located in T9S to T16S, R40E to R43E, and all sections. All open forest roads on the Cache Forest that is administered by the Caribou National Forest.
Elbow Hollow Prescribed Burn
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Rebecca Phelps
208-847-0375
roophelps@fs.fed.us 
Description: Use prescribed fire to treat a 5,000 acre landscape dominated by a mountain big sagebrush community type. Approximately 650 ac. of sagebrush, 300 ac. of aspen and 400 ac. of mountain brush sites would be targeted to be burned in a mosaic pattern.
Location: UNIT - Montpelier Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bear Lake. LEGAL - Township 12S, Range 45E, Sections 32, 33, 34, and 35 and T13S, Range 45E, Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, and 12 in Bear Lake County, Idaho. The project area is located between Highway 89 and Banks Valley, approximately five miles east of Montpelier, Idaho.
Ephraim Valley Aspen Treatment
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/31/2007 
Expected:05/2011
Actual: 11/21/2008 
07/2011 Devon Green
208-259-3361
dhgreen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Use prescribed fire to restore aspen, by killing invading conifer on approximately 500 acres, and increase shrub diversity on approximately 150 acres to improve wildlife habitat in an 800 acre project area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=18640
Location: UNIT - Montpelier Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Caribou. LEGAL - T10S, R46E, Sec 29-32. Boise Meridian. Ridge between Ephraim Valley and Elk Valley within the Gannett Hills between Crow Creek and the Wyoming State line.
Main Canyon Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:02/2012  06/2012 Jane Rushane
208-847-0375
jrushane@fs.fed.us 
Description: Use prescribed fire and timber harvest to change species composition and structure on 3600 acres in several different vegetation cover types in the Main Canyon area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=27028
Location: UNIT - Montpelier Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Franklin. LEGAL - Township 12 S, Range 41 E Sections 1, 2, 3, 10-15, 22 and 28. Approximately 13 mile south of Grace, Idaho. Access is via Forest roads 440 and 442.
Strawberry Aspen Treatment
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/23/2009 
Expected:05/2011
 
09/2011 Jared Mattson
208-847-8946
jaredmattson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Use prescribed fire and mechanical thinning to reduce conifer encroachment in aspen forest (1400 acres), to improving wildlife habitat and reducing fuel loading in the 2600 acre project area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=27026
Location: UNIT - Montpelier Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Franklin. LEGAL - T12S, R42E, Sec 30-31, T12S,R41E, Sec 36, T13S, R42E, Sec 6 and T13S, R41E, Sec 1,6,7,12 Boise Meridian. Southwest of Montpelier, ID on Hwy. 30 in Emigration Canyon.
Telegraph Hollow WUI
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/21/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
06/2012 Rebecca Phelps
208-847-0375
roophelps@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reduce understory tree and brush densisites to change stand age, composition and structure to mimic historic fire regimes and improve wildlife habitat. Masticator would be used and slash piled/burned. No commercial harvest or road construction.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30071
Location: UNIT - Montpelier Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bear Lake. LEGAL - Township 14S Range 42E Sections 13,24. 15 miles Southwest of Montpelier, Idaho in Bloomington Canyon.
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Caribou-Targhee National Forest,   Palisades Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Caribou Subsection Summer Travel Plan Revision
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/23/2008 
Expected:01/2011
 
07/2011 Ron Dickemore
208-523-1412
rdickemore@fs.fed.us 
Description: Develop a clear plan for mix of trails designed and managed specifically for ATVs, motorcycles, mountain bikes and non-motorized uses. Create a trail network that is safe, environmentally sound, affordable to maintain and responsive to public need.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=23264
Location: UNIT - Palisades Ranger District. STATE - Idaho, Wyoming. COUNTY - Bonneville, Lincoln. The Caribou subsection is located south and west of Swan Valley, Idaho.
Hoffman Area Mountain Pine Beetle Infested Tree Removal Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Fuels management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/27/2010 
Expected:02/2011
 
02/2011 Randy Griffith
208-542-5812
rsgriffith@fs.fed.us 
Description: Remove lodgepole pine trees infested with Mountain Pine Beetles in the area around Hoffman Summer Home and McCoy Creek Campgrounds, which are dead, dying, and hazard trees.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34861
Location: UNIT - Palisades Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonneville. LEGAL - T3S, R46E, Sec.5, and 8. The area surrounding of the Hoffman Summer Home and McCoy Creek Campgrounds, near the Southwest shore of Palisades Reservoir.
Lower Valley Power and Light Special Use Permit Re-issuance
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Ron Dickemore
208-523-1412
rdickemore@fs.fed.us 
Description: Lower Valley Power & Light Co. has several special use permits for overhead and buried transmission and distribution lines. Some permits have expired or are nearing expiration. Project proposes combining permits, an administrative action.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=27472
Location: UNIT - Palisades Ranger District. STATE - Idaho, Wyoming. COUNTY - Bonneville, Lincoln. Within existing utility corridors on the southern portion of the Palisades Ranger District, near Palisades Reservoir.
Old Ranger Trail (FS #287)
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/06/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
09/2011 Ron Dickemore
208-523-1412
rdickemore@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reconstruct approximately 6.96 miles of the old trail. Rerouting three sections of trail to reduce existing and future erosion problems. The trail is managed for single-track motorized use.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32455
Location: UNIT - Palisades Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonneville, Madison. LEGAL - Sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 11, 12, and 13, T3N, R42E. Big Hole Mtns., parallels the River Road (FS 206), beginning in the Wolverine Creek drainage crossing down to the Burns Creek drainage, crossing Burns Creek and ending at the mouth of Blacks Canyon.
Upper Palisades Creek Trail Rehab
CE
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A David Woodcock
208-523-1412
dwoodcock@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocate approximately 0.5 mile of the trail out of the riparian bottoms onto the adjacent hill side. Beaver dams often cause this section of trail to become submerged and impassible. All work will be done using hand crews.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=27927
Location: UNIT - Palisades Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonneville. LEGAL - Section 3, T1N, R45E. Upper Palisades Creek Drainage, Snake River Range.
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Caribou-Targhee National Forest,   Soda Springs Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Dairy Syncline Mine Project Meterological Tower Installation
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 09/29/2010  10/2010 Jack Isaacs
208-547-4356
jisaacs@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction and installation of a meteorological tower to gather and collect air quality and meteorological monitoring data. The project encompasses 1.8 acres on National Forest lands
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33809
Location: UNIT - Soda Springs Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Caribou. LEGAL - T9S R44E, Section 26. Approximately 12 miles southeast of Soda Springs, Idaho.
Dairy Syncline Phosphate Mine
EIS
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 04/13/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2012 
Expected:10/2013
 
09/2014 Jack Isaacs
208-547-4356
jisaacs@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analyze a proposed new phosphate mine plan and associated projects and infrastructure on existing lease I-28115 and I-0258, encompassing approximately 1,500 acres on lease and approximately 400 acres off lease. Considers land exchange proposal.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=27958
Location: UNIT - Soda Springs Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bear Lake, Caribou. LEGAL - Portions of T9S, R44E Sections 6, 7, 16-21, 28, 29, 32, 33. East flank of the Aspen Range, approximately 12 miles east of Soda Springs, Idaho.
Hooper Springs Transmission Line
EIS
- Special use management  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 07/08/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 04/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
06/2013 Glenn Lackey
208-677-8303
glackey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Build a new 20 mile double circuit 115-KV powerline from Soda Springs to the existing powerline in Lanes Creek. The new line will cross about 2 miles of the Forest. Alternate route that avoids all National Forest System lands is being considered.
Web Link:  http://www.efw.bpa.gov/environmental_services/Document_Library/HooperSprings/
Location: UNIT - Soda Springs Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Caribou. LEGAL - T 7 S, R 44 E, Sections 19-22, 26-29. Across the Forest, just south of the Blackfoot River.
Jackknife Trail and Stream Enhancement
EA
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/22/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2011 
Expected:03/2011
 
06/2011 Corey Lyman
208-557-5838
clyman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-locate Trail #448 (nonmotorized) to replace the section of Road #136 closed due to landslide. Replace road bridge with a longer span trail bridge, rehabiliate the stream channel and restore riparian function and critical fisheries habitat.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31216
Location: UNIT - Soda Springs Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonneville. LEGAL - R 45 E; T 4 S; Section 25. Approx. 6 miles northwest of Freedom, WY. Bridge is approx. 2 miless west of the Forest Boundary.
Tincup Mountain Aspen Restoration
CE
- Fuels management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/21/2008 
Expected:10/2011
 
09/2012 Rebecca Phelps
208-547-1118
roophelps@fs.fed.us 
Description: Treat a total of 3,000 acres of aspen and sub-alpine with prescribed fire to promote aspen regeneration. Some mechanical treatments may be used to construct fire lines.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=23217
Location: UNIT - Soda Springs Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Caribou. LEGAL - Township 5S Range 44 and 45 E Sections 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18. 35 miles North East of Soda Springs; North of Highway 34.
Winschell Dugway ATV Trail System
EA
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/09/2008 
Expected:03/2011
 
09/2011 Glenn Lackey
208-547-4356
glackey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct and reconstruct 7.8 miles of ATV trail from Caribou City to Morgan Meadows. New construction will connect the historic Dugway with abandoned mining road down the Bilk Creek drainage and into Caribou City. Install 2 bridges across Bilk Ck.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=20098
Location: UNIT - Soda Springs Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonneville. LEGAL - Range 44 East, Township 4 South sections 2,3,7,9,10,15,18 and 22. South, East and North aspects of Caribou Mountain on the Soda Springs Ranger District, Caribou-Targhee National Forest.
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Caribou-Targhee National Forest,   Teton Basin Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Darby Canyon Trailhead Relocation
EA
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:02/2011  06/2011 Lee Mabey
208-557-5784
lmabey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocate trailhead .25 miles west to a location away from Darby Creek to protect water quality, fisheries and reduce trailhead congestion. Rehabilitate the road beyond new trailhead and convert to a nonmotorized trail. Replace main trail bridge.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30799
Location: UNIT - Teton Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Teton. LEGAL - T. 43 N. R 118 W. Sec 14. End of Forest Road 012, Darby Canyon, Southeast of Driggs, Idaho.
Kirkham Hollow Conifer Thinning and Aspen Enhancement Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:06/2011  08/2011 Dave Ovard
208-354-6616
dovard@fs.fed.us 
Description: Thin conifer in 20 year old clear-cuts to 16 ft spacing, favoring aspen clumps. Stands with >300 aspen saplings per acre would be enhanced by removing all conifer. Stands without aspen would favor Douglas-fir, lodgepole pine, then subalpine-fir.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34868
Location: UNIT - Teton Basin Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Madison. LEGAL - T5N, R43E, Sections 30 and 31. West of Driggs, ID on Forest Road 816, a closed road originating on FR 328 (Kirkham Hollow) which is accessed via State Highway 33.
North Teton Trail Reconstruction Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:02/2011  07/2011 Chad Grossenburg
208-354-6612
cgrossenburg@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reconstruct less than one-half mile of former trail. Returning the trail tread to it's previous location will eliminate two creek crossings. The abandoned trail section and crossings will be rehabilitated.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34859
Location: UNIT - Teton Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Teton. LEGAL - T 44 N; R 117 W; Sections 16 & 21. West of Driggs, Idaho. Two miles up the North Teton Trail (#024) in the Jedediah Smith Wilderness.
Teton Front Travel Plan Amendment
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/09/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2011 
Expected:02/2011
 
05/2011 Dave Ovard
208-354-2312
dovard@fs.fed.us 
Description: Change the 3.2(b) management prescription areas to 3.2(d) to eleminate cross-country motorized travel. This decision would implement the intent of the 11/09/05 Travel Management Rule, amend the 1997 Revised Forest Plan and amend the 1999 Travel Plan
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30069
Location: UNIT - Teton Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Teton. Western slope of the Teton Range, includes several areas outside of the Widlerenss from Moose Creek north to Dry Ridge.
Upper Horseshoe Creek Aspen Protection
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2011 
Expected:06/2011  08/2011 Dave Ovard
208-354-6616
dovard@fs.fed.us 
Description: Remove seral conifer from healthy aspen clumps to assure the persistence of the aspen for the next 50 to 100 years. The confier less than 5 inches in diameter would be cut while the larger confier would be ringed, or girdled, to kill th tree.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34867
Location: UNIT - Teton Basin Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Teton. LEGAL - T5N, R44E, Section 29; T5N, R43E, Section 24. Approximately 11 miles west of Driggs, Idaho; within 500 feet of Forest Road 235, on the upper two miles of Horseshoe Creek.
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Caribou-Targhee National Forest,   Westside Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Curlew Sagebrush Protection & Restoration Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/05/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 Mathew Fitch
208-236-7508
mfitch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Create strategic fuel breaks to protect mature/developing sagebrush/grass communities from wildfire by mowing and/or masticating roadside and fence line vegetation to reduce fuel loads and protect sage grouse habitat.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32438
Location: UNIT - Westside Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Oneida. LEGAL - Portions of T13-16 and R31-33. The Curlew National Grassland is approximately 20 miles west of Malad, ID and surrounds the community of Holbrook, ID Hwy 37 and the Arbon Valley Highway.
Cusick Creek-Gibson Jack Connector Non-Motorized Trail
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/10/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2011 
Expected:03/2011
 
06/2011 Debrah Tiller
208-557-5779
dtiller@fs.fed.us 
Description: Build 4 miles of new non-motorized single-track trail to connect the City Creek non-motorized trail system to the Gibson Jack non-motorized trail. Project includes expanding Gibson-Jack Trailhead parking lot.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32447
Location: UNIT - Westside Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bannock. LEGAL - T. 7 S., R 34 E, Sections 14,15, 22,23, 26. Both drainages are located just west of the City of Pocatello. .
Pocatello, Michaud, and Midnight Cattle Grazing Reauthorization
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/01/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
09/2011 Hans Bastian
208-236-7526
hbastian@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reauthorize grazing on the Pocatello, Michaud, and Midnight Cattle allotments.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33644
Location: UNIT - Westside Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bannock, Power. LEGAL - Portions of T7S, R34E; T8S, R34E; T9S, R34E; T8S, R35E; T9S, R35E. These allotments are in the Lower Portneuf watershed south and west of Pocatello.
South Mink Prescribed Fire
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/02/2008 
Expected:04/2011
Actual: 01/07/2010 
09/2011 Arik Jorgensen
208-236-7540
ajorgensen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Use prescribed fire to reduce hazardous fuel accumulations, regenerate brush communities, increase the amount of young aspen and reduce conifer encroachment across the project area. No road construction or reconstruction will be necessary.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=23542
Location: UNIT - Westside Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bannock. LEGAL - T9S, R35E, Sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and a portion of T9S, R34E, Section 1. 15 Miles South of Pocatello Idaho.
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