Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2010 to 12/31/2010
Colville 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
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Colville National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Colville National Forest,  Kettle Falls Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Colville National Forest,  Newport-Sullivan Ranger Districts (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Colville National Forest,  Republic Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Colville National Forest,  Three Rivers 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

           *NEW LISTING*
- 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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R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Forest Plan Revision
EIS
- Land management planning  Developing Proposal
Est. Notice of Adjustment 03/2011 
Expected:06/2013  07/2013 Deborah Kelly
509-826-3396
dlkelly@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Land and Resource Management Plans of the Colville, Okanogan and Wenatchee National Forests are being revised as required by the National Forest Management Act. The focus is to update parts of the plans no longer current and requiring change.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/wenatchee/forest-plan
Location: UNIT - Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest All Units, Colville National Forest All Units. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan, Ferry, Kittitas, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Stevens, Yakima. Okanogan and Wenatchee Nationals Forests and Colville National Forest of eastern Washington.
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Colville National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R6 - Pacific Northwest Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2009 Proposed Abandoned Mine Closures
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 06/28/2010  08/2010 Kim DiRienz
509-446-7500
kdirienz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation of closure devices to provide for public safety by restricting access to abandoned mine workings.
Location: UNIT - Three Rivers Ranger District, Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille, Stevens. Multiple locations on the Forest.
Avista Corporation Power Line Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2010 
Expected:10/2010  12/2010 Kim DiRienz
509-446-7500
kdirienz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of a permit authorizing continued use and maintenance existing overhead powerlines and buried power cable across NFS lands
Location: UNIT - Newport Ranger District, Three Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Ferry, Stevens. LEGAL - Multiple Locations. Multiple Locations.
Boulder Grazing Allotment Complex
EA
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:07/2011  09/2012 Travis Fletcher
509-775-7424
twfletcher@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analyze the impacts of grazing on four allotments:Snowcap, Bulldog, North Fork St. Peters and South Fork St. Peters. This project is on the Three Rivers and Republic Ranger Districts.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32204
Location: UNIT - Three Rivers Ranger District, Republic Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Ferry. LEGAL - T. 38 and 39 N., R. 34, 35 and 36 E. Boulder Creek, Deer Creek and St. Peters Creek drainages.
South End Motorized Recreation Management Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/25/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
03/2011 Nancy Glines
509-447-7300
nglines@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project name formerly "South End Off-Highway Vehicle Project." Project would improve the system of designated routes for motor vehicle use, manage dispersed camping sites, and rehabilitate resource damage linked to motor vehicle use.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/colville/travel-mgt/south-end-mvm/index.shtml
Location: UNIT - Newport Ranger District, Three Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille, Stevens. Chewelah, Calispell, and Tacoma Creek drainages, between Chewelah and Cusick, Washington.
US Air Force Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/22/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
12/2010 Kim DiRienz
509-446-7500
kdirienz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a permit authorizing use and maintenance on NFS lands for military training
Location: UNIT - Newport Ranger District, Three Rivers Ranger District, Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille, Stevens. LEGAL - Legal description available upon request. Multiple locations across the Forest.
West Zone Campground Host Site Improvements
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:11/2010  12/2010 Eric McQuay
509-775-7435
emcquay@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct a host site within the Swan Lake and Lake Gillette CGs including 1,000 gallon sewage holding tanks and water line extensions. Install 1,000 gallon sewage holding tanks at Pierre Lake and Big Meadow Lake CG host sites.
Location: UNIT - Three Rivers Ranger District, Republic Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Ferry, Stevens. LEGAL - T35N R32E Sec. 20; T39N R37E Sec.5; T37N R41E Sec. 1; T36N R42E Sec. 20. Swan Lake CG,Pierre Lake CG, Big Meadow Lake CG, Lake Gillette CG .
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Colville National Forest,   Kettle Falls Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R6 - Pacific Northwest Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
East Wedge
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:06/2012  03/2013 Bill Shields
509-684-7235
bshields@fs.fed.us 
Description: Activities related to WUI, forest health, transportation, and fish and wildlife conditions.
Location: UNIT - Kettle Falls Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Stevens. LEGAL - All or portions of T. 39 N, R 37 E, Sec. 1-4, 9-12, T.40N, R.37E, Sec. 5-15, 24-29, 33-36, T.39N, R.38E. Sec. 1-9, T. 40N., R.38E, Sec. 1-12, 15-36, T.39N, R.39E, Sec. 4-6, T. 40N. R.39E., Sec. 28-33. East portion of the wedge portion south of the Canadian border, north and west of the Columbia River and east of the Kettle River.
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Colville National Forest,   Newport-Sullivan Ranger Districts (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R6 - Pacific Northwest Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
49 Degrees North Vault Toilet Installation
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/28/2010  08/2010 Kim DiRienz
509-446-7500
kdirienz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation of pre-cast concrete vault toilets, one each, at the Chewelah Peak summit and the Nordic Center.
Location: UNIT - Newport Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Stevens. LEGAL - Summit Toilet - Sec 12, T32N, R41E; Nordic Toilet - Sec 6, T32N, R42E WM. Near summit of Chewelah Peak and at Nordic Center.
BPA Helicopter Landing Area Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/22/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
12/2010 Kim DiRienz
509-446-7500
kdirienz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of a permit authorizing use and maintenance of a helicopter landing area at the Metaline Radio Site on Abercrombie Mtn.
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - SE 1/4 SE 1/4 Sect. 31, T40N, R43E, WM. Abercrombie Mountain - Flume Creek Radio Site.
CCA and Mill Creek Culvert Replacements
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/13/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
07/2011 Thomas Shuhda
509-684-7211
tshuhda@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project proposed replacement of 3 culverts in CCA and 3 culverts in Mill Creeks. The culverts are presently barriers to upstream fish passage. The culverts are located either on FS roads or cost share roads with Stimson Lumber Co and/or WDNR.
Location: UNIT - Newport Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - T34N, R44E, sections 15, 22, 33; T35N, R44E, sections 26, 31. NFS roads 1921000, 1920037, 1920000, 1200000, 1200400 & 1200420.
Calispell Range Allotment Management Plan
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/21/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
03/2011 Amy Dillon
509-447-7361
adillon@fs.fed.us 
Description: Grazing reauthorization for Calispell range allotment
Location: UNIT - Newport Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - parts of T32N-R41E, T32N-R42E, T32N-R43E, and T33N-R42E. North Fork & Middle Fork Calispell Creek drainages.
Cottonwood Divide Shrub Field Burn
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 09/23/2010  10/2010 Michael Borysewicz
509-446-7500
mborysewicz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Use prescribed fire on approx. 200 acres of shrub fields to rejuvenate upland shrubs, remove encroaching conifer regeneration, & maintain open foraging habitat for big game.
Location: UNIT - Newport Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - T32N, R42E, sections 32 & 33. Middle Fork of Calispel Creek drainage.
East Sullivan Wastewater Installation (Cedar Loop)
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 05/10/2010  09/2010 Nan Berger
509-447-7311
nberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install a 1,000 gallon wastewater tank at host site at East Sullivan Campground, Cedar Loop. Tank will be a precast, 1,000 gallon underground vault for grey and/or black water for RVs. It will be pumped on a regular basis (similar to CXTs).
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - T38N, R43E, Section 31. East Sullivan Campground, Cedar Loop.
Highway 20 Drift Fence
CE
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/28/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
10/2010 Chase Bolyard
509-447-7300
cbolyard@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct approximately 1.5 miles of drift fence along the right-of-way on the north side of Highway 20 in the Tiger Hill allotment to decrease cattle drifting onto the road and onto an adjacent allotment.
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - T37N, R42E, Sections 23, 25, 26. Along Tiger Highway (State Hwy 20).
Jewel Rock Pit
EA
- Forest products
- Minerals and Geology
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/26/2008 
Expected:03/2011
 
04/2011 Bruce Bailey
(509)684-7220
babailey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Complete a long-term pit development plan allowing future use of the pit as a rock source.
Location: UNIT - Newport Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - NW 1/4 NW 1/4 Section 30, T34N, R43E. adjacent to Forest Road 3116301, approx. one-third mile from the 3116000 & 3116301 road junction.
Leonard Road Authorization
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/22/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
12/2010 Kim DiRienz
509-446-7500
kdirienz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a special use permit/easement for use and maintenance of a portion of Forest road 1710443 and a non-system road.
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - W 1/2 Section 24, T38N, R42E, WM. Deer Mountain area.
Outlet Creek Recreation Residence Well & Waterline
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/16/2009 
Expected:10/2010
 
12/2010 Kim DiRienz
509-446-7500
kdirienz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Drilling of well & installation of new waterlines to replace existing water system.
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - NW 1/4 Sect 31, T39N, R44E, WM. Outlet Creek Tract of Recreation Residence, Northwest shore of Sullivan Lake.
Permit Amendments for Schacher Utilities
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:11/2010  11/2010 Kim DiRienz
509-446-7500
kdirienz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Modification of permits to authorize installation of buried telephone and power lines to service private property.
Location: UNIT - Newport Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - Section 9, T32N, R45E, WM. Bead Lake area.
Plan of Operations - Flat Rock #1 & #2
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:01/2011  01/2011 Kim DiRienz
509-446-7500
kdirienz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approval of a plan of operations for development of the Flat Rock #1 and 2 mining claims.
Location: UNIT - Newport Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - Section 8, T32N, R45E, WM. Bead Lake area.
Power Lake Vegetation Mangement Projects EA
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:07/2011  09/2011 Amy Dillon
509-447-7361
adillon@fs.fed.us 
Description: Vegetation management projects to address forest health, wildlife habitat, fuels, fish habitat and water quality.
Location: UNIT - Newport Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. Calispell Creek drainage.
Red Bluff Trail Bridge/Puncheon replacement
CE
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Sam Cook
509-784-1511 ext.528
swcook@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project will replace the trail bridge/puncheon on intermittent stream crossing the Red Bluff Trail #553
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. Red Bluff Trail #553.
Salmo Basin Trail Structures Reconstruction
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/12/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
07/2011 Sam Cook
509-446-7500
swcook@fs.fed.us 
Description: The goal of this project is to reduce long-term maintenance needs and to prevent future resource damage by replacing 107 feet of puncheon, conversion of 268 feet of puncheon to turnpike & construction of 363 feet of trail relocation.
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - T40N, R45E, Sections 11, 14, 15. Salmo Basin on the #506 trail within the Salmo-Priest National Wilderness area.
Sand Creek Road Water Improvement Association Waterline Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/22/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
12/2010 Kim DiRienz
509-446-7500
kdirienz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of a permit authorizing continued use & maintenance of an existing well & water distribution lines serving the Sand Creek Tract of recreation residences.
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - W 1/2 SW1/4 Section 6, T38N, R44E, WM. Sand Creek Tract of Recreation Residences.
Schacher Road Easement
CE
- Special use management   On Hold  N/A  N/A Vern Shaw
509-684-7129
veshaw@fs.fed.us 
Description: Permanent easement over National Forest System Roads to access private property.
Location: UNIT - Newport Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - SW 1/4 Section 9, T32N, R45E. Forest Roads 3200132 and 3200145.
Slate Creek Exploratory Drilling
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:11/2010  07/2011 Kim DiRienz
509-446-7500
kdirienz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approval of a plan of operations for drilling at 14 locations in the Slate Creek/Lead Hill area.
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - Sections 11-14, T40N, R44E, WM. Lead Hill.
Slate Creek Pit Development Plan
EA
- Minerals and Geology
- Road management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Bruce Bailey
(509)684-7220
babailey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Form a long-term development plan for the Slate Creek Rock Pit
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - T40N, R44E, Sect 30. The project area is the existing Slate Creek Rock Pit adjacent to Forest Road 3155 and the surrounding area.
Southside Chewelah Peak Nordic Trail
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/28/2010  08/2010 Kim DiRienz
509-446-7500
kdirienz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Brush & light reconstruction of existing trail template, construct approximately 150 ft of new Nordic/groomer trail to tie together two ends of existing trails, & decommissioning of approximately 200 feet of existing groomer trail on steep slopes
Location: UNIT - Newport Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Stevens. LEGAL - NE 1/4 Sect 13, T32N, R41E. Chewelah Peak.
Stimson Road Easement
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/22/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
12/2010 Kim DiRienz
509-446-7500
kdirienz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Granting of a non-cost share easement for construction, use & maintenance of approximately 500 feet of road.
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - S 1/2 Section 2, T36N, R43E, WM. Little Anderson Lake area down Dry Canyon.
Sullivan Creek Food Storage Lockers
CE
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
Completed  Actual: 07/01/2010  08/2010 Michael Borysewicz
509-446-7500
mborysewicz@fs.fed.us 
Description: To reduce potential for bear-human interaction within grizzly bear recovery habitat, install up to 11 metal food storage containers at two formal group campsites & several dispersed campsites.
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. East Sullivan Campground (CG) group site; Noisy Creek CG group site; dispersed campsites on the first 3 miles of the Sullivan Lake Rd; Salmo Loop trailhead.
Upper Bead Lake Trailhead Reconstruction
CE
- Recreation management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 08/03/2010  09/2010 Sam Cook
509-446-7500
swcook@fs.fed.us 
Description: Survey/Design/Implement a trailhead for a single-horse trailer (critical vehicle) for up to 6 vehicles inlcuding information board & other regulation signing.
Location: UNIT - Newport Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - NE 1/4 Sect 27, T33N, R45E. Trailhead adjacent to Road 3215 (Bead Ridge Road).
Verizon NW Telephone Line Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/22/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
12/2010 Kim DiRienz
509-446-7500
kdirienz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of a permit authorizing use and maintenance of overhead telephone lines and buried telephone cables across NFS lands.
Location: UNIT - Newport Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. Multiple locations on Newport Ranger District.
WSDOT Sullivan Lake Air Strip Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/22/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
12/2010 Kim DiRienz
509-446-7500
kdirienz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of a permit authorizing continued use and maintenance of an existing public air strip
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - NE 1/4 sect 31, T39N, R44E, WM. North end of Sullivan Lake.
YZN Exploratory Drilling
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/22/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
07/2011 Kim DiRienz
509-446-7500
kdirienz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approval of a plan of operations for drilling at four locations in the Lead Hill area
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - Sect. 2, 10 & 11, T40N, R44E, WM. Lead Hill.
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Colville National Forest,   Republic Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R6 - Pacific Northwest Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
DNR Road Use Permit - Gardner Creek
CE
- Special area management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:04/2011  05/2011 Kelvin Davis
509-775-7400
kedavis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Permit authorizing ~ 20ft construction,use and maintenance of an existing Forest Road to access DNR property.
Location: UNIT - Republic Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Ferry. LEGAL - Section 6, T. 36 N., R. 32 E., W.M. Gardner Creek.
Ferry County Sewerline Permit Issuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/29/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
12/2010 Kim DiRienz
509-446-7500
kdirienz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a permit for an existing sewerline that access property being acquired by Ferry County
Location: UNIT - Republic Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Ferry. LEGAL - NW1/4 Section 6, T. 36 N., R. 32 E., W.M. . Immediately adjacent to Republic Ranger District compound.
Goodrich Creek Wetland Enhancement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/23/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
07/2011 Karen Honeycutt
509-684-7224
khoneycutt@fs.fed.us 
Description: This is a proposal to remove a Water Enclosure on Goodrich Creek and the associated concrete; then reshape the channel.
Location: UNIT - Republic Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Ferry. LEGAL - border of Sections 34 and 35 in T39NR32E. End of Forest Road 2149846.
Swan Lake Exploratory Drilling
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 08/23/2010  09/2010 Kim DiRienz
509-446-7500
kdirienz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approval of a Plan of Operations to conduct exploratory drilling at 17 locations on NFS lands
Location: UNIT - Republic Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Ferry. LEGAL - Sections 3&4, T. 35 N., R. 32 E., W.M. Swan Lake area.
Tonata Creek Water Enclosure Removal
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 09/20/2010  10/2010 Karen Honeycutt
509-684-7224
khoneycutt@fs.fed.us 
Description: remove a Water Enclosure on Tonata Creek, that is 35 feet wide and 5 feet tall. It was installed in the 1950s to supply water for the Air Force Radar Site
Location: UNIT - Republic Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Ferry. LEGAL - T39NR32ES21 NWSW. At the end of Forest Road 2148685.
Vaagen Bros.Forest Road Permit Issuance
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Kim DiRienz
509-446-7500
kdirienz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Permit authorizing reconstruction,use and maintenance of an existing Forest Road to access private property.
Location: UNIT - Republic Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Ferry. LEGAL - Section 27, T. 40 N., R. 33 E., W.M. Vulcan Mtn Vegetation Project.
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Colville National Forest,   Three Rivers Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R6 - Pacific Northwest Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Barnaby Butte Radio Repeater Installation
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Facility management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:05/2011  08/2011 Monique Crumb
509-684-7091
mdcrumb@fs.fed.us 
Description: s part of an ongoing effort to provide for adequate radio communication on the Colville National Forest, a radio communication facility is proposed for placement on Barnaby Buttes
Location: UNIT - Three Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Ferry. LEGAL - T.35N., R.34E., SW 1/2 of SW 1/4 of Section 7. top of Barnaby Mountain.
Big Iron Mine Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:12/2010  09/2011 Kim DiRienz
509-446-7500
kdirienz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Stockpile Removal
Location: UNIT - Three Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Stevens. LEGAL - Sections 11-14, T. 40 N., R. 44 E.,W.M. Lead Hill.
Cruden Waterline Permit Issuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/22/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
12/2010 Kim DiRienz
509-446-7500
kdirienz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a special use permit for an existing waterline.
Location: UNIT - Three Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Stevens. LEGAL - SW1/4 Section 12, T. 39 N., R. 36 E., W.M. First Thought Mountain area.
Deadman Road 9565535 Closure
CE
- Road management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Frederick Way
509-738-7728, or 509-738-7700
fway@fs.fed.us 
Description: Closure of unauthorized road to prevent further resource damage.
Location: UNIT - Three Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Stevens. LEGAL - T37N R35E S25 and T37N R36E S30. Deadman Stewardship Timber Sale.
Diamond M Ranch Road Authorization
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/22/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
12/2010 Kim DiRienz
509-446-7500
kdirienz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a special use permit/easement for year round use and maintenance of Forest Roads 1500030and 1500058
Location: UNIT - Three Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Stevens. LEGAL - N1/2S1/2 Section 7, T. 40 N., R. 37 E., W.M. Deep Creek area.
Equinox Resources Inc. Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/26/2006 
Expected:11/2010
 
07/2011 Kim DiRienz
509-446-7500
kdirienz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special Use Permit, including removal of approximately 1700 feet of water transmission pipeline and reclamation of the site.
Location: UNIT - Three Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Stevens. LEGAL - T37N, R40E, NE1/4 Section 4. Onion Creek drainage.
K. Anderson Waterline Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/22/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
12/2010 Kim DiRienz
509-446-7500
kdirienz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of a permit authorizing continued use and maintenance of an existing water system.
Location: UNIT - Three Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Ferry. LEGAL - E1/2SW1/4 Section 28, T. 36 N., R. 36 E., W.M. Growden Area.
Kettle Face Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 09/22/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
05/2011 Jean Lavell
509-738-7737
jlavell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fuels reduction and silviculture treatments in wildland-urban interface
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=26384
Location: UNIT - Three Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Ferry. LEGAL - T36N, R36E; T36N, R37E; T37N, R36E; T37N, R37E; T38N, R36E. West of Kettle River, east of Kettle Crest, south of S Fork Boulder Cr and north of Sherman Cr.
Middle Fork Mill Creek West Boundary Drift Fence
CE
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:12/2010  06/2011 Brandon Weinmann
509-738-7714
bweinmann@fs.fed.us 
Description: Drift fence will be approximately mile in length.
Location: UNIT - Three Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Stevens. LEGAL - Sections 3 &10, T36N, R40E. Middle Fork of Mill Cr.
Paradise Peak Fuels Reduction
CE
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:05/2011  09/2011 James Corvino
509-738-7731
jecorvino@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reduce natural fuel accumulations creating the potential for uncharacteristic wildfires with precommercial thining followed with prescribed fire; this would reduce ladder & surface fuels, reduce wildfire risk& improve resiliency of landscape
Location: UNIT - Three Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Ferry. LEGAL - T36N R35E S33, 34, 35 and 36; T36N R36E S31, 32;T35N R35E S5, 6; T35N R36E S1-4, 10-12. south side of Scalawag Ridge down to South Fork Sherman Creek, and just southeast of Paradise Peak.
Red Top Repeater
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Facility management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:03/2011  07/2011 Monique Crumb
509-684-7091
mdcrumb@fs.fed.us 
Description: As part of an ongoing effort to provide for adequate radio communication on the Colville National Forest, a radio communication facility.
Location: UNIT - Three Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Stevens. LEGAL - NE Section 19, T40N, R42E. Red Top Mountain.
Reissuance of Permits for use of Govt. Buildings
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/22/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2010 
Expected:05/2011
 
09/2011 Kim DiRienz
509-446-7500
kdirienz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of a special use permits authorizing continued use and maintenance of Buildings #2001 and #2015 on the Forest Headquarters compound
Location: UNIT - Three Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Stevens. LEGAL - SE1/4NW1/4 Section 16, T. 38 N., R. 44 E., W.M. Forest Headquarters compound.
Schoenwald Road Authorization
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2010 
Expected:12/2010  01/2011 Kim DiRienz
509-446-7500
kdirienz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a special use authorization for use and maintenance of an existing Forest road and construction of a road extension.
Location: UNIT - Three Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Stevens. LEGAL - Section 5, T. 36 N., R. 40 E.,W.M. and Section 32, T. 37 N., R. 40 E., W.M. Jump Off Joe Creek drainage.
Sewer Excavation
CE
- Facility management  Completed  Actual: 06/30/2010  07/2010 Lou Janke
509-684-7230
ljanke@fs.fed.us 
Description: Existing old sewer pipe excavation on admin site
Location: UNIT - Three Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Stevens. LEGAL - T36N, R38E, S20. Three Rivers District Admin Site.
South Fork Boulder Road Flood Repair
EA
- Road management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Frederick Way
509-738-7728, or 509-738-7700
fway@fs.fed.us 
Description: Flood repair and re-routes.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/colville/
Location: UNIT - Three Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Ferry. South Fork Boulder Creek.
Togo telecom site rehab
CE
- Facility management  Completed  Actual: 07/29/2010  07/2010 Lou Janke
509-684-7230
ljanke@fs.fed.us 
Description: Building repairs and installation of chain link security fence, 6 foot high and approximately 130 lf
Location: UNIT - Three Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Ferry. LEGAL - T39N, R43E, Sec 20. Togo Mtn.
Verizon Wireless Cellular Site Flagstaff Mtn.
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/22/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
12/2010 Kim DiRienz
509-446-7500
kdirienz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a communications use lease authorizing construction, use and maintenance of a cellular site on Flagstaff Mountain.
Location: UNIT - Three Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Stevens. LEGAL - NE1/eSE1/4 Section 5, T. 39 N., R. 39 E. W.M. . Flagstaff Mountain.
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