Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2013 to 12/31/2013
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) :
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,  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)

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 06/30/2011
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/2013 
Expected:03/2015
 
03/2015 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 The focus is to update parts of the plans no longer current and requiring change.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, 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
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/25/2013  02/2014 Carmen Nielsen
509-738-7761
cnielsen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Convert existing temp SUP for commercial outfitting/guiding on CNF to priority-use commercial outfitter/guide SUP w/a term of up to 10yr. Only those activities&locations identified in existing temp SUP will be authorized in new priority-use permit
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34580
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.
US Capitol Christmas Tree
CE
- Forest products  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/24/2013 
Expected:10/2013
 
11/2013 Cally Davidson
509-447-7320
cadavidson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Selection and removal of a tree that will travel to Washington DC to decorate the lawn of the US Capitol in December 2013. The tree is expected to be located near an existing, open Forest Road.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42230
Location: UNIT - Colville National Forest All Units. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Ferry, Pend Oreille, Stevens. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The Capitol Tree will be selected from one of the districts located on the 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
South End Motorized Recreation Management Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 08/14/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 11/2013 
Expected:01/2014
Actual: 11/02/2011 
05/2014 Amy Dillon
509-684-7211
adillon@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/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=27398
Location: UNIT - Newport Ranger District, Three Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille, Stevens. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Chewelah, Calispell, and Tacoma Creek drainages, between Chewelah and Cusick, Washington.
West Zone Post and Pole Project
CE
- Forest products  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2014 
Expected:05/2014  06/2014 Nicole Janke
509-738-7741
njanke@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposal is to remove post and pole products from 27 units totaling approximately 1,489 acres and from dead and down lodgepole within 200 feet of an open road as depicted by the current Motor Vehicle Use Map.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41820
Location: UNIT - Three Rivers Ranger District, Republic Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Ferry, Stevens. LEGAL - variety of locations on the Republic and Three Rivers Ranger Districts. SF Barnaby Cr, Sherman Cr, Deadman Cr& trib, Gold Cr, EF Cedar Cr,WF Silver Cr, Hartbauer Cr, Rabbit Cr, Deer Cr, NF Chewelah Cr, Sixmile Cr, Butte Cr, Hartill Cr, WF Trout Cr, Goodrich Cr.
West Zone Precommercial Thinning
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/12/2011 
Expected:01/2014
 
02/2014 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,   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
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.
Ballpark Meadow Food Storage Containers
CE
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/15/2013 
Expected:10/2013
 
10/2013 Michael Borysewicz
509-446-7500
mborysewicz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install up to six 30-cubic foot, metal food storage containers in a heavily-used dispersed recreation site in Selkirk Mounains Grizzly Bear recovery area.
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - T36N, R44E, Section 9. Ballpark Meadow (LeClerc watershed).
Chewelah Peak Communication Site Upgrades
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/15/2013 
Expected:10/2013
 
10/2013 Karen Nooney
509-684-7189
knooney@fs.fed.us 
Description: SBA Structures, Inc., has proposed to replace one 80-foot tall lattice tower with a 130-150 feet tall tower to accommodate additional tenants in their authorized lease area. A 140 square-foot addition would be made to the existing equipment building
Location: UNIT - Newport Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Stevens. LEGAL - SE1/4 sec. 12, T. 32N., R.41E., W.M. Loacted at the Chewelah Peak Communications Site in Management Area 3C.
Iron Mountain Claims #2 and #3 Plan of Operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology  On Hold  N/A  N/A Karen Nooney
(509) 684-7189
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).
July Mill Prescribed Fire Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 07/29/2013  10/2013 Michael Borysewicz
509-446-7500
mborysewicz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribed burning to improve habitat for big game animals
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41163
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - T35N R44E; Sections 2, 4, 10. 13 miles SE of Ione between Fourth of Jult and Middle Creeks.
Knecht FLPMA Forest Road Specia Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2013 
Expected:11/2013  12/2013 Karen Nooney
509-684-7189
knooney@fs.fed.us 
Description: applicant purchased private property that is accessed by a Forest system road 1900740. This access has been authorized by previous landowners since 1979
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - NE1/4NE14 sec. 22, NW1/4NW1/4 sec. 23, T.36N., R.43E., W.M. Location is Forest Road 1900740 in Management Area 8.
Knecht Water System Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2013 
Expected:11/2013  12/2013 Karen Nooney
509-684-7189
knooney@fs.fed.us 
Description: The applicant purchased property that is served by a water diversion and pipeline located on National Forest System lands. Property owner holds a State Water right and has requested authorization for the water system.
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - NW1/4NW1/4 sec. 23, T.36N., R.43E., W.M. Located in Management Area 8.
LeClerc Creek Grazing Allotment Management Planning EA
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 04/22/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 01/2014 
Expected:04/2014
 
06/2014 Gayne Sears
509-447-7300
gsears@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analyze the options for management of grazing in the LeClerc Creek drainage.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41517
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - Not Applicable. LeClerc Creek drainage.
Lorelei Diamond Ranch FLPMA Road Permit
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2013 
Expected:01/2014  05/2014 Karen Nooney
509-684-7189
knooney@fs.fed.us 
Description: Applicant has purchased property and has asked to construct a 600 foot long by 15 foot wide, low standard gravelled road to access the location where they would construct thier home. A former skid road template would be utilized for the road.
Location: UNIT - Newport Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - SW1/4SW1/4 sec. 19, T.32N., R.44E., W.M. Off Forest Road 1914 in Management Area 8.
Newport-Sullivan Lake Precommercial Thinning
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed  Actual: 09/03/2013  10/2013 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39755
Location: UNIT - Newport Ranger District, Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. various, across Newport & Sullivan Lake Districts.
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:11/2013
 
11/2013 Karen Nooney
(509) 684-7189
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:01/2014
 
05/2014 Karen Nooney
(509) 684-7189
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:01/2014
 
02/2014 Karen Nooney
509-684-7184
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 PUD: buried electric line to private property
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2013 
Expected:11/2013  11/2013 Karen Nooney
509-684-7189
knooney@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Pend Oreille PUD has submitted an application to bury 50 lineal feet of single phase electric cable from an existing utility pole to provide service to a private parcel. The width of the right-of-way would be 20 feet.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42986
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The power line would be located on the east side of Flume Creek Road (FR6200350), T39N, R43E, SW 1/4 SW1/4 Sec. 4, WM.
Pend Oreille Public Utility District: Metaline Falls Water System upgrade
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/09/2013  07/2013 Karen Nooney
509-684-7189
knooney@fs.fed.us 
Description: The P.O. PUD has proposed installing approximately 800 feet of water pipeline to replace a section of pipe leaking treated drinking water. The pipeline would be installed in an abandoned portion of County Road 302 (Sullivan Lake Road).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41855
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - Lot 7, sec. 22, T.39N., R.43E., W.M. In portion of old Sullivan Lake Road 302.
Pend Oreille Public Utility District: Installation of Utility Poles, powerlines and fiber optic cabl
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/03/2013  08/2013 Karen Nooney
509-684-7189
knooney@fs.fed.us 
Description: The P.O. PUD proposes to install 83 wooden utility poles along the LeClerc Creek Road. Purpose is to provide more reliable service and access to high speed broadband internet service. Some of the poles are outside PUD's existing permit area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41854
Location: UNIT - Newport Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - various sections in Townships 35-37N., and Ranges 43-44E., W.M. On NFS lands along LeClerc Creek Road (County Road 9325).
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:01/2014
 
01/2014 Karen Nooney
(509) 684-7189
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.
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.
Renshaw Vegetation Management Project EA
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 07/16/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 05/2014 
Expected:10/2015
 
11/2015 Marcy Rumelhart
509-446-7500
mrumelhart@fs.fed.us 
Description: Vegetation management projects to address forest health, wildlife habitat and fuels.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41515
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Renshaw and Lost Creek drainages.
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.
Seattle City Light Forest Road 3165000 Authorization
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2013 
Expected:04/2014  07/2014 Karen Nooney
509-684-7189
knooney@fs.fed.us 
Description: Seattle City Light has applied for authorization for continued access over Forest Road 3165 (CR 3990) on a year-round basis to access the Vista House and east side of Boundary Dam from State Route 31.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42987
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - Not Applicable. near Boundary Dam Vista House. T40N, R43E, SW1/4 SW1/4 Sec 2; Sec 11; Lots 1 and 2, NW1/4 NW1/4 Sec 12.
Seattle City Light Power Line Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/18/2012 
Expected:10/2013
 
12/2013 Karen Nooney
509-684-7189
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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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 
Cancelled  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  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/22/2011 
Expected:11/2013
 
05/2014 Kevin Walton
509-447-7313
kawalton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Repair damaged and washed out sections of trails, reconstruct the 504.1 Lakeshore Spur trail to current ADA standards, improve/reconstruct water crossing (using armored crossing or small turnpike) and reconstruct retaining walls along sections.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35481
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - Sec 31, 32, T39N, R44E; Sec 5, 6, 7, 18, T38N, R44E. Sullivan Lakeshore Trail #504.
Vaagen Bros. Private Road Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/18/2012 
Expected:01/2014
 
01/2014 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
EA
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2013 
Expected:12/2013  12/2013 Karen Nooney
509-684-7189
knooney@fs.fed.us 
Description: Excavation by hand and suction dredge 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.
Whiteman & Upper Middle Branch LeClerc Fish Habitat Improvement
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 07/05/2013  08/2013 Brian Peck
509-447-7373
bjpeck@fs.fed.us 
Description: Place instream structures to improve fish habitat.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40527
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LeClerc Creek watershed.
YZN Exploratory Drilling
CE
- Minerals and Geology  On Hold  N/A  N/A Karen Nooney
509-684-7189
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
Holmdahl Property Access - reciprocal easement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Land ownership management
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2013 
Expected:07/2014  09/2014 Karen Nooney
559-877-2218 ext. 3197
knooney@fs.fed.us 
Description: Request right of way for motorized trail access across NFS lands to connect 2 private land parcels in American Flats, Ferry County. 12-ft wide by 1742 ft long right-of-way for a total of .5 acres of NFlands. Reciprocal right-of-way to the NFS.
Location: UNIT - Republic Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Ferry. LEGAL - NE1/4NW1/4 Sec. 2, T. 40N, R. 34 E., Willamette Meridian, . The proposed trail is located in a mixed forest environment on steep slopes just south of the Canadian border. The proposed trail has been flagged in.
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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
4plex Meadow Retention
CE
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2014 
Expected:05/2014  06/2014 Brandon Weinmann
509-738-7714
bweinmann@fs.fed.us 
Description: Meadow retention would consist of cutting small coniferous trees (non-merchantable size, generally smaller than 4 inches diameter at breast height) that are encroaching into drier portions of identified meadows.
Location: UNIT - Three Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Stevens. LEGAL - T39N/R42E, T38N/R41E, T38N/R42E, T37N/R41E, T37N/R42E, T37N/R40E, T36N/R40E, T36N/R41E. The project area includes portions of the Smackout, Meadow Creek, Middle Fork Mill Creek and South Fork Mill Creek allotments.
Cruden Waterline Permit Issuance
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Karen Nooney
(509) 684-7189
knooney@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.
Deer Jasper Restoration Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 05/22/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 01/2014 
Expected:05/2014
 
05/2014 Rodney Smoldon
509-684-7108
rsmoldon@fs.fed.us 
Description: Variety of vegetation treatments to reduce fuel loads and promote resilience. Roads needed for the project will have deferred maintenance & reconstruction completed. Roads no longer needed are proposed for decommissioning.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42153
Location: UNIT - Three Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Ferry. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Project area located approx. 10 miles northwest of Kettle Falls, Wa. The project crosses the Kettle Crest & includes portions of Three Rivers and Republic Ranger districts.
East Wedge
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 06/25/2013  10/2013 Rodney Smoldon
509-684-7108
rsmoldon@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 - Three Rivers 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.
Equinox Resources Inc. Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Horns Mountain Radio Repeater Installation
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2013 
Expected:01/2014  05/2014 Karen Nooney
509-684-7189
knooney@fs.fed.us 
Description: The applicant is requesting to place a portable radio repeater on Horns Mountain to improve radio communications. The portable building is 8'x8'x8' with a 30' tower, and the site would be accessed via existing Forest Service roads 290 and 291.
Location: UNIT - Three Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Stevens. LEGAL - T. 40 N., R. 37 E., Section 12. Horns Mountain, Stevens Co., Washington.
Hubbard Mine Closures
CE
- Minerals and Geology  On Hold  N/A  N/A Karen Nooney
(509) 684-7189
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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
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.
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