Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2011 to 09/30/2011
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, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
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
Gypsy Moth Management in the United States: A Cooperative Approach
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/19/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 Noel Schneeberger
610-557-4121
nschneeberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: The USDA Forest Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are analyzing a range of strategies for controlling gypsy moth damage to forests and trees in the United States.
Web Link:  http://www.na.fs.fed.us/wv/eis/
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/25/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
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 05/2011 
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  In Progress:
Notice of Adjustment 11/10/2005
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 06/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
12/2013 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.
NoaNet Fiber Optic Cable Permit Issuance
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/15/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
09/2011 Kim DiRienz
509-446-7500
kdirienz@fs.fed.us 
Description:  Issue a special use permit(s) authorizing the installation of aerial and buried fiber optic cable across NFS lands. 65 miles would be installed on the Colville NF and 2 miles on the Oka-Wen NF. Poles will be used where available.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35076
Location: UNIT - Newport Ranger District, Three Rivers Ranger District, Republic Ranger District, Tonasket Ranger District, Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Ferry, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Stevens. Adjacent to Washington State Highway 20 from Tonasket, WA to Cusick, WA and Washington State Highway 31 from Tiger, WA to Metaline Falls, WA.
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Colville National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)  

R6 - Pacific Northwest Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
NoaNet Fiber Optic Cable Permit Issuance
EA
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Kim DiRienz
509-446-7500
kdirienz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a special use permit to authorize installation, use, and maintenance of high capacity fiber optic cable across NFS lands.
Location: UNIT - Colville National Forest All Units. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Ferry, Pend Oreille, Stevens. LEGAL - Available upon request. Adjacent to Washington State Highway 20 from Tonasket, WA to Cusick, WA and Washington State Highway 31 from Tiger, WA to Metaline Falls, WA.
Outfitting/Guiding Multi-Year Special Use Permits
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/22/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
12/2012 Kim DiRienz
509-446-7500
kdirienz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of special use permits for up to five years authorizing commercial outfitting and guiding on NFS lands
Location: UNIT - Colville National Forest All Units. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Ferry, Pend Oreille, Stevens. LEGAL - Forestwide with the exception of MAs 3C and 4. . Colville National Forest.
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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
Avista Corporation Power Line Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/22/2010 
Expected:08/2011
 
08/2011 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 06/2011 
Expected:12/2011  09/2012 Brandon Weinmann
509-738-7714
bweinmann@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.
Kettle Crest Trail #13 North Reconstruction
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2011 
Expected:10/2011  07/2012 Eric McQuay
509 775 7421
emcquay@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reconstruct 30.2 miles of existing trail to stock/pack animal standards. Substandard tread and structures will be repaired or replaced. Additional drainage structures will be added as necessary to protect soil and
Location: UNIT - Three Rivers Ranger District, Republic Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Ferry. LEGAL - Various. This project is located along the entire length of the Kettle Crest National Recreation Trail #13N between Sherman Pass (State Highway 20) and Deer Creek Summit (County Road 602).
South End Motorized Recreation Management Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/25/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
10/2011 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/projects/nepa/
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.
West Zone Precommercial Thinning
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:07/2011  04/2012 David Boehm
509-738-7722
dboehm@fs.fed.us 
Description: Pre-commercial thinning operations on overstocked pre- commercial stands within the Three Rivers and Republic Ranger District. Falling and bucking of trees will be accomplished with chainsaws, no change road access.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35936
Location: UNIT - Three Rivers Ranger District, Republic Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Ferry, Stevens. LEGAL - various, web site has maps. Lone Ranch Cr, N&S Fk Day Cr, Bamber Cr, Tonata Cr, Trout Cr, W Fk Trout Cr, E Fk Cedar Creek, Barnaby Ck & tribs; N Fk Kerry Creek.
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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 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/04/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2011 
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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31583
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
Calispell Range Allotment Management Plan
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/08/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
09/2011 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.
Cascade Wildlife Habitat Improvement Burn
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/22/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
10/2011 Michael Borysewicz
509-446-7500
mborysewicz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project would under-burn approximately 200 acres of open, park-like stands of Douglas fir & Ponderosa pine with patches of aspen & upland shrubs to improve big game habitat. Implementation would be cost-share with Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - T39 N R44E Sect 26, 27, 34 & 35 WM. Cascade Creek Drainage.
Gypsy Copper Fuels Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/22/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
09/2011 Candi Eighme
509-446-7500
ceighme@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fell small diameter trees (6 inch DBH and under) & prune trees greater than 6 inch DBH to a height of 4 feet within 100 feet of structures at the Gypsy Copper Mine Site. Slash created from thinning will be piled & burned or chipped & hauled off.
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - T39N R45E SE 1/4 SE 1/4 section 18. Within 100 feet of cabin & powder house at the Gypsy Copper Mine Site.
Jewel Rock Pit
EA
- Forest products
- Minerals and Geology
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 04/26/2011  08/2011 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=23324
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.
Kapelke Irrigation Ditch & Water Pipeline Permit Issuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/22/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
08/2011 Kim DiRienz
509-446-7500
kdirienz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a special use permit authorizing continued use and maintenance of existing irrigation ditches with minor modifications and an existing water transmission pipeline for hydroelectric power generation.
Location: UNIT - Newport Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - S 1/2 section 33 T35N R44E. Mill Creek.
Leonard Road Authorization
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/22/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
11/2011 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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Papst Private Road Permit
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:08/2011  08/2011 Kim DiRienz
509-446-7500
kdirienz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a special use permit authorizing use and maintenance of an existing non-system road to access private property.
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - NW 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec. 32, T38N, R42E WM. LeClerc Creek.
Pend Oreille PUD #1 Permit Amendment to add Fiber Optic Cable
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/22/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
10/2011 Kim DiRienz
509-446-7500
kdirienz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Amendment of an existing special use permit to authorize installation, use and maintenance of fiber optic cable.
Location: UNIT - Newport Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - NE1/4 Sec 13, T31N-R45E; Sec 21, T32N-R45E; E1/2SE1/4 Sec 17, T32N-R45E; Sec 9, T32N-R45E; & NW1/4SW1/4 Sec 10, T32N-R45E. Several sections across the Newport Ranger District.
Pend Oreille PUD Deer Mtn Communications Site Lease Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/22/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
10/2011 Kim DiRienz
509-446-7500
kdirienz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of a communications use lease to Pend oreille County Public Utility District No. 1 for a facility on Deer Mountain.
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - N1/2 Section 13, T38N R42E, WM. Deer Mountain.
Pend Oreille Telephone Permit Amendment to add Fiber Optic Cable
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/22/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
08/2011 Kim DiRienz
509-446-7500
kdirienz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Amendment of an existing special use permit to authorize installation, use and maintenance of fiber optic cable
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - NW1/4 SW1/4 Sec 3, T37N-R43E; SE1/4 NE1/4 Sec 34, T38N-R43E; SW1/4 SE1/4 Sec 25, T38N-R44E; NW1/4 SW1/4 Sec 30, T38N-R44E, WM. Sullivan Lake Ranger District.
Plan of Operations - Flat Rock #1 & #2
EA
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 05/20/2011  05/2011 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 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/14/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
01/2012 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32748
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
509-446-7500
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
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/12/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
07/2012 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.
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
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/13/2010 
Expected:08/2011
 
09/2011 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.
Stimson Road Easement
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/22/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
11/2011 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 Lake Employees Association Permit Issuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/22/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
08/2011 Kim DiRienz
509-446-7500
kdirienz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a vendor/peddler special use permit authorizing sale of items to raise funds for the association.
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - NW 1/4 Section 31, T39N R44E, WM. Sullivan Lake Ranger District office.
Sullivan Lakeshore NRT #504
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/22/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
06/2012 Sam Cook
509-446-7500
swcook@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project includes reconstruction of 4.3 miles of Sullivan Lakeshore Trail #504 to address safety concerns. Reconstruction includes complete retread, improvements to North trailhead, construction of rest stops & reconstruction of stream crossings.
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - Sec 6, T39N, R43E; Sec 6, 7, 18, T38N, R43E. Sullivan Lakeshore Trail #504.
USAF Permit Amendment - Tacoma Command Post Projects
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/22/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
09/2011 Kim DiRienz
509-446-7500
kdirienz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Amendment of a special use permit to authorize construction of a concrete pad to facilitate replacement of a propane tank; construction of a 24x12x8-ft lean-to; construction of 110x50x12-ft concrete helicopter landing area extension.
Location: UNIT - Newport Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - NE 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec 27 T34N R43E, WM. Tacoma Command Post.
USGS Newport Geophysical Observatory Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/22/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
12/2011 Kim DiRienz
509-446-7500
kdirienz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of a special use permit to authorize continued use of NFS land for a geophysical observatory with no change in facilities.
Location: UNIT - Newport Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - NE 1/4 Section 21 T32N R45E, WM. Newport Geophysical Observatory.
Vaagen Bros. Private Road Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/22/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
10/2011 Kim DiRienz
509-446-7500
kdirienz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a special use permit authorizing construction of approximately 50 feet of new road to access private property.
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - NW1/4 SW1/4 Sec 20, T38N-R42E, WM. North of Huckleberry Mountain.
Verizon NW Telephone Line Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/22/2010 
Expected:08/2011
 
09/2011 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.
YZN Exploratory Drilling
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/22/2010 
Expected:08/2011
 
09/2011 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.
Zupich Waterline Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/22/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
10/2011 Kim DiRienz
509-446-7500
kdirienz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of a special use permit authorizing continued use & maintenance of an existing waterline to supply domestic water to North Skookum Campground.
Location: UNIT - Newport Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - SE 1/4 sec 25 T34N R44E WM. North Skookum Campground.
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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 06/2011 
Expected:07/2011  07/2011 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.
Republic Ranger Station Water/Wastewater Replacement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Facility management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011  06/2012 Jennifer Knutson
509-684-7254
jenniferknutson@fs.fed.us 
Description: To install new water and sewer lines throughout the site, including removing and installing manholes,valve boxes, water meter vaults, fire hydrants, and frost-free hydrants
Location: UNIT - Republic Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Ferry. LEGAL - T36N R33E NW1/4 sec6. Within the administrative site at Republic Ranger Station, Republic, WA.
Sunset Drift Fence
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:08/2011  08/2011 Travis Fletcher
509-775-7424
twfletcher@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction of a drift fence, approximately ¼ mile in length, which will help keep authorized cattle on the Swan Lake grazing allotment.
Location: UNIT - Republic Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Ferry. LEGAL - NE1/4 Section 14, T35N R32E. East side of the Swan Lake Grazing Allotment on the Republic Ranger District near Sunset Creek.
Walker Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:09/2011  05/2012 Rodney Smoldon
509-684-7108
rsmoldon@fs.fed.us 
Description: approximately 10 miles east of Republic, Washington; north of State Highway 20; west of Kettle Crest, south of Belcher Mtn. within the Forest Boundary.
Location: UNIT - Republic Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Ferry. LEGAL - T36N, R34W Sec2-4,9-16,22-24,26,27;T37N, R34W Sec15-17, 20-22, 27-32;T37N, R33W Sec25. : O’Brien Creek, Bracken Creek, North Fork Sanpoil, and South Fork Sanpoil.
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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
Sherman Pass Recreation Site Timber Salvage
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Forest products 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2011 
Expected:08/2011  11/2011 Eric McQuay
509 775 7421
emcquay@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercial and/or non-commercial harvest of dead, beetle infested, and adjacent live uninfested lodgepole pine from Sherman Overlook, Sherman Overlook Campground, and the Kettle Crest Trailhead, including entrance roads.
Location: UNIT - Three Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Ferry. LEGAL - T36N, R35E Section 19. Salvage activities will occur at Sherman Overlook, Sherman Overlook Campground, and the Kettle Crest Trailhead located on State Highway 20, just east of Sherman Pass.
Barnaby Butte Radio Repeater Installation
EA
- Facility management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
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.
Cruden Waterline Permit Issuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/22/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
06/2011 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.
Diamond M Ranch Road Authorization
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/22/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
11/2011 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:10/2011
 
11/2011 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  Completed  Actual: 12/22/2010  04/2011 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 
Completed  Actual: 03/30/2011  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  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/04/2010 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 Brandon Weinmann
509-738-7714
bweinmann@fs.fed.us 
Description: Drift fence will be approximately ½ 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 04/2011 
Expected:10/2011  04/2012 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.
Qwest Telephone Line Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/22/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
10/2011 Kim DiRienz
509-446-7500
kdirienz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a new special use permit authorizing continued use and maintenance of existing telephone lines.
Location: UNIT - Three Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Ferry, Stevens. LEGAL - Available upon request. Available upon request.
Red Top Repeater
CE
- Facility management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/18/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
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 ¼ Section 19, T40N, R42E. Red Top Mountain.
Schoenwald Road Authorization
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
South Fork Boulder Road Flood Repair
EA
- Road management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Rodney Smoldon
509-684-7108
rsmoldon@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.
Three Rivers Ranger Station Construction Projects
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Facility management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011  09/2012 Jennifer Knutson
509-684-7254
jenniferknutson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Building work included is demolishing of buildings, constructing new buildings, modifying an existing building, building additions and associated connecting and disconnecting utilities including water, sewer, fiber optic, telephone and electricity.
Location: UNIT - Three Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Stevens. LEGAL - T36N R38E NW1/4 SW1/4 sec 20. Within the property boundaries of the Three Rivers Ranger Station, Kettle Falls, WA.
Verizon Wireless Cellular Site – Flagstaff Mtn.
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/22/2010 
Expected:09/2011
 
10/2011 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.
Wiant Waterline Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/22/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
10/2011 Kim DiRienz
509-446-7500
kdirienz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a new special use permit authorizing continued use and maintenance of an existing water transmission pipeline (<12-inch diameter) to provide domestic water to private property.
Location: UNIT - Three Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Ferry. LEGAL - SE1/4NE1/4 Section 10, T. 37 N., R. 36 E., W.M. Deadman Drainage.
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