Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2012 to 09/30/2012
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 10/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
01/2013 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  Completed  Actual: 03/23/2012  08/2012 Brenda Halter-Glenn
202-260-9400
bhalterglenn@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.
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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 01/2013 
Expected:04/2014
 
04/2014 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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/14/2011 
Expected:04/2012
 
05/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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. LEGAL - The project area runs along Highways 20 & 31 from Tonakset, WA to Tiger, WA, then north to Metaline, WA and south to Cusick, WA. 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
Outfitting/Guiding Multi-Year Special Use Permits
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/22/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
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
Boulder Grazing Allotment Complex
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/13/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
05/2013 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
West Zone Precommercial Thinning
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/12/2011 
Expected:07/2012
 
09/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/28/2011 
Expected:08/2012
 
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/nepa_project_exp.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
49 Degrees North Chair #1 Tower Addition
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/13/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
08/2012 Kevin Walton
509-447-7300
kawalton@fs.fed.us 
Description: A new tower will be installed between existing towers 18 & 19 to improve the safety of lift operations.
Location: UNIT - Newport Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - T32N, R41E, NE1/4 NE1/4 Sec 12. 49 Degrees North Mountain Resort permit area.
49 Degrees North Permit Amendment - Chair 4 Vault Toilet
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/18/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
07/2012 Kevin Walton
509-447-7300
kawalton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Amendment of permit to authorize installation of CXT vault toilet at base of Chair 4.
Location: UNIT - Newport Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - SE1/4 SW1/4 Sect 1, T32N, R41E, WM. Chewelah Peak.
Amendment to Bluebird Mining Claim Exploratory Drilling
CE
- Minerals and Geology  On Hold  N/A  N/A Karen Nooney
509-684-7000
knooney@fs.fed.us 
Description: Amendment to Plan of Operations for exploratory drilling on Bluebird Mining Claims
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - Section 30, T40N, R44E, WM. In the area of Bluebird Ridge, Slate Creek watershed.
Cascade Wildlife Habitat Improvement Burn
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 05/07/2012  06/2012 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36248
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - T39 N R44E Sect 26, 27, 34 & 35 WM. Cascade Creek Drainage.
Iron Mountain Claims #2 and #3 Plan of Operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:08/2012  09/2012 Karen Nooney
509-684-7000
knooney@fs.fed.us 
Description: Plan of operation for development of Iron Mountain #2 and #3 mining claims.
Location: UNIT - Newport Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - T32N, R45E, Sec. 5 & 8. West of Bead Lake and adjacent to Iron Mountain Quarry (private).
Leonard Road Authorization
EA
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 04/13/2012  06/2012 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32746
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - W 1/2 Section 24, T38N, R42E, WM. Deer Mountain area.
Newport Geophysical Observatory Upgrades
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/18/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
09/2012 Karen Nooney
509-684-7000
knooney@fs.fed.us 
Description: Upgrade of existing facilities and new construction to extend one section of water line to a new fire hydrant.
Location: UNIT - Newport Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - T32N, R45E, Sec. 21. Newport Geophysical Observatory.
Newport-Sullivan Lake Precommercial Thinning
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:09/2012  01/2013 Paul Haas
509-447-7300
phaas@fs.fed.us 
Description: Pre-commercial thinning operations in overstocked plantations on the Newport and Sullivan Lake Ranger Districts. No change in road access would occur as a result of this project.
Location: UNIT - Newport Ranger District, Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. various, across Newport & Sullivan Lake Districts.
North Fork Calispell Creek Restoration Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 06/12/2012  07/2012 Brian Peck
509-447-7373
bjpeck@fs.fed.us 
Description: Placement of instream structures to improve fish habitat
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38785
Location: UNIT - Newport Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - T32N, R42E, Sec. 11, 12 & 15; T32N, R43E, Sec. 18, 19, 20, 21 & 28. North Fork Calispell Creek.
Outlet Creek Recreation Residence Well & Waterline
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Karen Nooney
509-684-7000
knooney@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  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/18/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
07/2012 Karen Nooney
509-684-7000
knooney@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 County PUD #1 Cold Water Release Fiber Optic
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/18/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
08/2012 Karen Nooney
509-684-7000
knooney@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation of fiber optic cable from Outlet Creek Dam to radio facility on Sand Ridge.
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - T39N, R44E, Sec 31; T38N, R44E, Sec 6; T38N, R43E, Sec 1, 12, 13 & 14. Sullivan Lake Road and Sand Ridge.
Pend Oreille PUD #1 Permit Amendment to add Fiber Optic Cable
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/18/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
09/2012 Karen Nooney
509-684-7000
knooney@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 Telephone Permit Amendment to add Fiber Optic Cable
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/18/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
07/2012 Karen Nooney
509-684-7000
knooney@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.
Power Lake Vegetation Management Projects EA
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/21/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
01/2013 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/nepa_project_exp.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 Kevin Walton
509-447-7313
kawalton@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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/04/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
08/2012 Kevin Walton
509-447-7313
kawalton@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  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/18/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
09/2012 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.
Seattle City Light Power Line Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/18/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
08/2012 Karen Nooney
509-684-7000
knooney@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of permit for existing power transmission line.
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - T40N, R43E, Sec. 10, SW1/4 Sec. 15, NW1/4 SW1/4 Sec 22; T39N, R43E, E1/2 Sec. 4. Boundary Dam Road.
Slate Creek Exploratory Drilling
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/13/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
10/2012 Karen Nooney
509-684-7000
knooney@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approval of a plan of operations for drilling at 14 locations in the Slate Creek/Lead Hill area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33560
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 Douglas Bladek
509-684-7239
dbladek@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.
Sullivan Lakeshore NRT #504
CE
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Kevin Walton
509-447-7313
kawalton@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.
US Dept of Energy, BPA Metaline Radio Site Upgrade
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/18/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
01/2013 Karen Nooney
509-684-7000
knooney@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of special use permit for existing power transmission line.
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - T40N, R43E, SE1/4 SE1/4 Sec. 31. East of Abercrombie Mountain.
Vaagen Bros. Private Road Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/18/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
11/2012 Karen Nooney
509-684-7000
knooney@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.
White Raven Mineral Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/18/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
07/2012 Karen Nooney
509-684-7000
knooney@fs.fed.us 
Description: Excavation by hand to obtain mineral samples.
Location: UNIT - Newport Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - T32N, R44E, SE1/4 SE1/4 Sec. 1. Northeast of South Fork Skookum Creek.
YZN Exploratory Drilling
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/22/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
10/2012 Karen Nooney
509-684-7000
knooney@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
Kelly Camp
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/18/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
09/2012 Amy Cabral
509-684-7175
acabral@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal from mining claim operator to conduct exploratory drilling operations.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38816
Location: UNIT - Republic Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Ferry. LEGAL - Sections 8 & 9, T. 38 N., R. 32 E.,. N Fork Trout Creek Watershed.
Long Alec Creek Public Road Easement No. 2040700
CE
- Land ownership management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/07/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
07/2012 Vern Shaw
509-684-7129
veshaw@fs.fed.us 
Description: Grant a Public Road Easement to Ferry County, conveying all interests in the easements owned by the United States, relative to the Long Alec Creek Road. The easement would be 100 feet wide and approximately 4.5 miles long.
Location: UNIT - Republic Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Ferry. LEGAL - extending southeast from the SE1/4 of section 21, to the section line in the SE1/4 of section 36, T.39N., R.34E., W.M. Along Long Alec Creek on the Republic RD.
Republic Ranger Station Water/Wastewater Replacement
CE
- Facility management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2012 
Expected:09/2012  03/2013 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
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2012 
Expected:04/2013  05/2013 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  Completed  Actual: 05/24/2012  06/2012 Robert Sanchez
509-775-7415
rfsanchez@fs.fed.us 
Description: approximately 10 miles east of Republic, Wa; north of State Highway 20; west of Kettle Crest, south of Belcher Mtn. within the Forest Boundary.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34660
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
Barnaby Butte Radio Repeater Installation
EA
- Facility management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2013 
Expected:08/2013  09/2013 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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/18/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
07/2012 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.
Equinox Resources Inc. Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/18/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
10/2012 Karen Nooney
559-877-2218 ext. 3197
knooney@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.
Hubbard Mine Closures
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/18/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
06/2013 Karen Nooney
559-877-2218 ext. 3197
knooney@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation of gates to close mine adits and a grate or foam plug to close a flooded shaft at an abandoned mine
Location: UNIT - Three Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Stevens. LEGAL - Section 32, T. 40 N., R. 39 E., W.M. North of Flagstaff Mountain.
Qwest Telephone Line Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/18/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
08/2012 Karen Nooney
559-877-2218 ext. 3197
knooney@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.
Sherman Pass Recreation Site Salvage
CE
- Recreation management
- Forest products 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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.
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
- Facility management  Completed  Actual: 05/24/2012  12/2012 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.
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