Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2010 to 12/31/2010
Chugach National Forest

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.
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Projects Occurring Nationwide
R10 - Alaska Region, Chugach National Forest,  Cordova Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R10 - Alaska Region, Chugach National Forest,  Glacier Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R10 - Alaska Region, Chugach National Forest,  Seward Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

Projects Occurring Nationwide  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 12/18/2009
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2010 
Expected:11/2011
 
12/2011 Larry Hayden
202-205-1559
lhayden@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Department of Agriculture proposes to promulgate a new planning rule, which will set out the process for development, revision, and amendment of National Forest System land management plans.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/planningrule
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Agency-wide Rule.
Nationwide Aerial Application of Fire Retardant on National Forest System Lands.
EIS

           *NEW LISTING*
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/27/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 Glen Stein
208-869-5405
gstein@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service will prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement for the continued nationwide aerial application of fire retardant on National Forest System lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/retardant/index.html
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
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Chugach National Forest,   Cordova Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R10 - Alaska Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Juania Creek Watershed Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 07/19/2010  07/2010 Ken Hodges
907-424-4738
khodges@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will restore fish and wildlife habitat in a clearcut area. Clearings will be cut in dense second growth stands to spur understory shrubs for deer forage. Log structures will be built to create pools and spawning habitat for coho salmon.
Location: UNIT - Cordova Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. LEGAL - Copper River Meridian, Cordva B-8 quad, T 17S, R 8W, sect 7. 60 24' 30" N, 146 42' W,. The project is located at Juania Creek on Hinchinbrook Island, 35 miles southwest of Cordova, AK.
Outfitter and Guide Non-Consumptive Uses in Eastern Prince William Sound
CE
- Heritage resource management
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 07/07/2010  09/2010 Bruce Campbell
907-424-4726
dsrb@fs.fed.us 
Description: Cordova will issue multiple new permits & renewal or amendments to existing outfitter/guides permits in PWS for a variety of non-consumptive use activities, including services as kayaking, nature tours, eco-tours, wildlife viewing & photography.
Location: UNIT - Cordova Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. various locations in eastern Prince William Sound, including Copper River delta, Montegue, Hinchinbrook, & Green Islands, Port Fidalgo, Port Gravina, Culross.
Renewal of a commcercial big game guide SUP, Prince William Sound and Copper River Delta
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/01/2010  05/2010 Bruce Campbell
907-424-4731
bcampbell@fs.fed.us 
Description: To authorize the renewal of a commercial big game guide special use permit for Prince William Sound and Copper River Delta
Location: UNIT - Cordova Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. Cordova Ranger District, Guide Use Areas: 06-02, 06-04, 06-06A, and 06-06C.
Round Island Area Use and Development Plan
CE
- Minerals and Geology  On Hold  N/A  N/A Debra Srb
907-424-4726
dsrb@fs.fed.us 
Description: Evaluate feasibility of commercial or non-commercial 5-year plan for extraction of wind-blown sand from dunes, considering potential conflicts from sand removal with recreational use, off-road vehicle use, and Copper River Hwy traffic. CZMA FL/P(2)
Location: UNIT - Cordova Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova (CA). LEGAL - Sec. 32, T16S, R2E; Copper River Meridian. Mile 27 of the Copper River Highway. Cordova B-3 quadrangle.
Sheridan Lake Trail Easement Reconstruction Project
CE
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  On Hold  N/A  N/A Bruce Campbell
907-424-4731
bcampbell@fs.fed.us 
Description: A partnership between Eyak Corporation, Native Village of Eyak and the Cordova RD propose to work together to reconstruct .7 miles Sheridan Lake Trail Easement an ANCSA 17(b) easement (EIN 133 b) located on Eyak Corp. lands.
Location: UNIT - Cordova Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova (CA). Sheridan Lake Trail Easement mile .7.
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Chugach National Forest,   Glacier Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R10 - Alaska Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
#4 above discovery
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/15/2010 
Expected:05/2010
 
05/2010 Michael Johnson
907-288-7729
mwjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Mining Plan of Operations for 4-inch suction dredge.
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Sec 19, T. 8 N. R. 2 E., S.M. Lyon Creek-Glacier Ranger District.
Alaska Dept of Fish & Game Cannery Crk Hatchery Health & Safety Improvements
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/09/2010 
Expected:09/2010
 
10/2010 Teresa Paquet
907-754-2314
tpaquet@fs.fed.us 
Description: ADFG are proposing health & safety updates at Cannery Crk Fish Hatchery. It involves removing 2 old fuel tanks, installing 2 new tanks in a new location, removing existing generator shed, & building a new shed at a safer distance from the hatchery.
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. LEGAL - Sec. 28, T. 11 N., R. 11 E., S.M. Cannery Creek is on the east shore of Unakwik Inlet, about half way up the inlet, in the northwest corner of Prince William Sound Alaska.
Alyeska Adventures Challenge Course
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Teresa Paquet
907-754-2314
tpaquet@fs.fed.us 
Description: Phase 1 course is 920 feet and approximately 1.8 acres including 3 to 4 ziplines, 1 suspension bridge, and 4 to 7 platforms. Phase 2 course length totals 1,495 feet and approximately 0.7 acres including 2 ziplines and 3 to 4 platform. FAA(3)
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Anchorage. LEGAL - T10N, R2E Seward Meridian. South of Crow Creek Mine and East of Crow Creek Road, Girdwood Alaska.
Cordova Telephone Cooperative Proposal for Cellular Facility at Naked Island
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:12/2010  06/2011 Teresa Paquet
907-754-2314
tpaquet@fs.fed.us 
Description: CTC is proposing a new cellular telecommunications facility site on the Naked Island Communications Site. It will consist of 1 tower,1 equip shelter,solar panel array,& propane tanks, on a .25 acre parcel. NICS has 4 existing authorized sites.
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. LEGAL - T. 6 N., R. 12 E., Sec 4, NE1/4 NE1/4, S.M. Naked Island is located in middle of Prince Willwiam Sound, the project area is on the east lobe.
Explorer Dam Fishway Repair
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/03/2010 
Expected:07/2010
 
07/2010 Merlyn Schelske
907-783-3242
mschelske@fs.fed.us 
Description: Repair existing fishpass at the outlet of Explorer Pond in Portage Valley.
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Anchorage, Kenai Peninsula. Portage Valley, Alaska.
Explorer Ridge Trail
EA
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Alison Rein
907-754-2329
arein@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction of a new hiking trail in Portage Valley.
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Anchorage. Portage Valley, 50 miles south of Anchorage, AK.
Fuller Group mining plan of operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/15/2010 
Expected:05/2010
 
05/2010 Michael Johnson
907-288-7729
mwjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The plan of operations proposes ATV and snowmobile access and placer mining with a suction dredge in Tincan Creek.
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Section 13 township 8N range 1E. Tincan creek area of turnagin pass.
Granite Ponds Steppool Repair Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 08/16/2010  08/2010 Sean Stash
907-754-2328
sstash@fs.fed.us 
Description: Repair the steppools at the outlet of the ponds in the Granite Recreation Area to allow anadromous fish access.
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. Outlet of gravel pit ponds, Mile 62 of Seward Highway.
No. 4 Above Discovery mining plan of operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2010 
Expected:03/2010  05/2010 Michael Johnson
907-288-7729
mwjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed mining plan of operation for suction dredging on Lyon creek.
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Township 8 N Range 2 E Section 19 Seward Meridian. Lyon Creek.
Otter Creek Fish Passage and Pool Replacement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/05/2009 
Expected:04/2010
 
06/2010 Merlyn Schelske
907-783-3242
mschelske@fs.fed.us 
Description: Repair and replace existing wooden structures with aluminum structures.
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. Knight Island in Western Prince William Sound.
Portage Glacier Lodge Proposal for New Authorization
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:12/2010  12/2010 Teresa Paquet
907-754-2314
tpaquet@fs.fed.us 
Description: Portage Glacier Holdings LLC is proposing to purchase the day lodge in Portage Valley to continue operating a restaurant and gift shop and to use as a base of operations for Alaska Alpine School LLC, a mountaineering and sea kayak school.
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Anchorage. LEGAL - Section 13, T. 8 N., R. 3 E., S.M. 401 Portage Lake Loop in Portage Valley.
Private Road Special Use Permit - Paul Malone
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/22/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
11/2010 Teresa Paquet
907-754-2314
tpaquet@fs.fed.us 
Description: Mr. Malone is requesting a private road special use permit to authorize the use of an existing road to access his private property in Portage Valley.
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - T.8 N., R. 3 E., Section 4 SW 1/4 SE 1/4, and Section 9 NW 1/4 NE 1/4. Gravel road starts at the Portage Glacier Highway at approximately MM 1.9 and runs north/south between Alder Pond and the Glacier District Work Center to a point where it meets Explorer Creek.
Solf Lake Fish Ladder Improvements
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/24/2010 
Expected:06/2010
 
06/2010 Ken Hodges
907-424-4738
khodges@fs.fed.us 
Description: An existing fish ladder will be modified to improve pink salmon passage to Solf Lake. Notched concrete jump pools will be built within the ladder and existing notches widened. No roads, heavy equipment, or tree or brush removal are needed.
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova (CA). LEGAL - Seward meridian, Seward B-2 quadrangle, Township 4N, Range 10E, section 16. North end of Knight Island in Prince William Sound, Alaska, 50 miles southeast of Whittier.
Solf Lake Fishway Modifications and Enhancements
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/05/2009 
Expected:03/2010
 
06/2010 Merlyn Schelske
907-783-3242
mschelske@fs.fed.us 
Description: Enhance fish passage by modifying existing structures and adding additional concrete weir.
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. Knight Island, Western Prince William Sound.
Spencer Minerals
EIS
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/28/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 06/2010 
Expected:06/2010
 
09/2010 Keith Menasco
928-774-0594
kmenasco@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project will consider whether or not to authorize removal of mineral materials (rock and gravel aggregate) from a 600-acre site near Spencer Glacier, if so, what restrictions will apply.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r10/chugach/pdf/spencer_extrct_scpltr.pdf
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - The Spencer Mineral Materials site is situated on a glacial outwash plain at the terminus of Spencer Glacier, within the Glacier Ranger District of the Chugach National Forest, Kenai Peninsula Borough. Glacier Ranger District, Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska.
Three Rivers Management Plan
EA
- Recreation management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Paul Clark
907-754-2352
pdclark@fs.fed.us 
Description: Establish summer recreation capacities on the three rivers area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30402
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Anchorage, Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Placer, Portage, and Twentymile River Valleys. Three rivers area.
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Chugach National Forest,   Seward Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R10 - Alaska Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bean North Fuel Reduction Project
EA
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:07/2011  07/2011 Marcus Chin
907-288-7744
mchin@fs.fed.us 
Description: This area has been identified in the Cooper Landing Community Wildfire Protection Plan. The proposed action is to remove dead and dying spruce trees on 750 acres near the Bean Creek Trail. FAA(3)
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. Cooper Landing, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska.
Dillon Mining Plan of Operations
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/28/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
11/2010 Michael Johnson
907-288-7729
mwjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Plan proposes seasonal placer mining in Cooper and Stetson Creeks with up to a six inch suction dredge and ATV access for approximately three miles on an existing trail
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Township 4 North, Range 3 West, Sections 7, 8, 17, and 18, Seward Meridian. Approximately three miles up the Stetson Creek trail near Cooper Landing, Alaska.
Gerrety One Mining Plan of Operation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/28/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
11/2010 Michael Johnson
907-288-7729
mwjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The plan proposes seasonal placer mining in Bear Creek with a four inch suction dredge and access by ATV for aproximately two miles on an existing trail
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Township 10 North, Range 2 West, Section 12, Seward Meridian. Approximately two miles upstream of Bear Creek near Hope, Alaska.
Hope 11 Mining Plan of Operations
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/30/2008 
Expected:04/2010
 
05/2010 Aron King
907-224-4118
jmilligan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Suction dredging for placer gold on Palmer Creek. FL/P(2).
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. Palmer Creek, Seward Ranger District.
Ken & Brian Mining Plan of Operations
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/28/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
11/2010 Michael Johnson
907-288-7729
mwjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Seasonal placer mining in Colorado Creek with up to a six inch suction dredge and ATV access for approximately one mile on an existing trail
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Township 6, 7 North, Range 1, 2 West, Sections 6, 1, and 36, Seward Meridian. Approximately one mile up Colorado Creek near Lower Summit Lake.
Kenai Lake Work Center East Land Sale
CE
- Facility management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:06/2011  09/2011 Joshua Milligan
907-224-3374
jmilligan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Sale of approximately 40 acres of National Forest System Lands containing the Kenai Lake Work Center East administrative site pursuant to the Forest Service Facilities Realignment and Enhancement Act of 2005. FAA(3)
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. Administrative site on the east side of the Seward Highway at approximately milepost 23.
Lower Cooper Creek Access
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:12/2010  03/2011 John Lang
907-228-7719
jslang@fs.fed.us 
Description: Access across Forest Lands. Youth Restortation Corps (YRC) plans to develope a gravel embankment on Kenai Peninsula Borough property, but needs access through adjacent Forest Service land. Access would be through an existing gated roadway.
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - T 5 N, R 3 W, Section 31, Seward Meridian. Milepost 50.5 Sterling Highway and Cooper Creek.
Mineral Withdrawal Extension - PLO 6884
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/08/2010 
Expected:09/2011
 
10/2011 Andrew Schmidt
907-743-9555
ajschmidt@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service is requesting an extension on the existing mineral withdrawal for another 20 years to protect important recreational resources.
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - T5N, R4W, and T4N, R4W; T9N, R1W and T8N, R1W and T8N, R1E and T7N,R1E; Seward Meridian. PLO 6884. Russian River Campground Area, Lower Russion Lake Recreation Area, Kenai River Recreation Area. Total area is approximately 1,855 acres.
Mitigation of Physical Hazard at Graystone Ledge and Kennedy-Pullen-Davis Prospects
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/17/2009 
Expected:04/2010
 
06/2010 Amanda Mico
907-288-7724
amico@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Graystone Ledge Prospect includes a shaft and adit and the Kennedy-Pullen-Davis Prospect includes an adit that pose a risk for public safety and the Forest Service proposes mitigation of the physical hazards.
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Graystone Ledge Prospect: Sec 24, T 3 N, R 1 W; Seward Meridian. Kennedy-Pullen-Davis Prospect: Sec 14, T 2 N, R 1 W; Seward Meridian. The Graystone Ledge Prospect is located near the first bridge of the Primrose Trail and the Kennedy-Pullen-Davis Prospect is located off the Primrose Trail near Lost Lake.
Moore 1 Mining Plan of Operations
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 07/19/2010  07/2010 Teresa Paquet
907-754-2314
tpaquet@fs.fed.us 
Description: Suction dredging in Quartz Creek, use of a high-banker, and small trommel.
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - SW 1/4 Section 24, SE 1/4 Section 23, NW 1/4 Section 25, NE 1/4 Section 26, Township 6 N, Range 2 W. Quartz Creek at approximately mile 41 of the Seward Hwy.
PR Mining Plan of Operations
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2010 
Expected:05/2010  06/2010 Betty Charnon
907-754-2326
bcharnon@fs.fed.us 
Description: Placer gold exploratory test holes in Spencer area.
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. Spencer area, Glacier Ranger District.
Placer Dreams mining plan of operations
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 06/23/2010  06/2010 Michael Johnson
907-288-7729
mwjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The plan of operations proposed ATV access, construction of a tent platform, and placer mining in Gulch Creek
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Section 13 Township 8N Range 1W. Approximately 2 miles off the Seward Hwy at mile 57.
Primrose II Lode Claim Mining Plan of Operations
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/10/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
10/2010 Aron King
907-224-4118
jmilligan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed mining plan of operations for underground exploration, ATV access on the Primrose Trail near South shore of Kenai Lake, 3 person tent camp, and cutting of up to 10 trees for use as underground support.
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Township 3 North, Range 1 West, Section 35, Seward Meridian. Approximately 5 miles from the trailhead of the Primrose Trail.
Resurrection Creek Restoration Phase II
EIS
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Minerals and Geology 
In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 07/23/2010
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
06/2012 Joshua Milligan
907-224-3374
jmilligan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restore Resurrection Creek's channel, floodplain, and streamside vegetation to pre-mining conditions and enhance fish and riparian wildlife habitat. FAA(1)
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. Seward Ranger District, Resurrection Creek.
Russian River Fuel Reduction Project
EA
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:06/2011  05/2012 Marcus Chin
907-288-7744
mchin@fs.fed.us 
Description: This area has been identified in the Cooper Landing Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). The proposed action is to thin hardwoods and spruce trees on 263 acres near the Russian River. FAA(3).
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. Cooper Landing Community Wildfire Protection area, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska.
Sarah
CE
- Minerals and Geology  On Hold  N/A  N/A Aron King
907-224-4118
jmilligan@fs.fed.us 
Description: One Year Placer Mining Plan of Operations. FL/P(2).
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Sec 13, T8N, R1E; Seward Meridian. Gulch Creek.
Shamrock mining plan of operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/15/2010 
Expected:05/2010
 
05/2010 Michael Johnson
907-288-7729
mwjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The plan of operation proposes ATV access on existing trails and suction dredging in Mills Creek.
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. Aproximately 3 miles off the Seward Hwy at mile 47 on Mills Creek.
Sixmile Second Canyon Day Use Area
EA
- Facility management  Completed  Actual: 06/03/2010  07/2010 Amanda Mico
907-288-7724
amico@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project includes the expansion of the existing parking area to 0.85 acres to accomodate growing use and create one-way traffic flow, re-routing the trail to reduce grade and erosion, and adding a picnic area for day users.
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Section 27, Township 9 North, Range 1 West, Seward Meridian. Sixmile Second Canyon Day Use Area is located at milepost 4.3.
Tern Lake Fuel Reduction Project (Avalanche Acres)
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/09/2009 
Expected:01/2011
 
07/2011 Marcus Chin
907-288-7744
mchin@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to remove dead and dying spruce trees on 400 acres near the along the Seward Highway between Tern Lake and Trail Lake. FAA(3).
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. Moose Pass, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska.
Timberline and Stormy Mining Plan of Operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/15/2009 
Expected:01/2010
 
06/2010 Amanda Mico
907-288-7724
amico@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed plan of operations includes suction dredging for placer gold in Mills Creek and ATV access utilizing existing Mills Creek trail for a five year period.
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Sections 2 and 11, Township 6 North, Range 1 West, Seward Meridian. Timberline and Stormy is located along Mills Creek.
Victor Creek mine shaft closure
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/09/2010 
Expected:05/2010
 
07/2010 Michael Johnson
907-288-7729
mwjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Mitigation of a physical hazard. Closure of an abandoned mine shaft.
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Township 3 North Range 1 East Section 18 Seward Meridian. Abandoned mine shaft located along Victor Creek.
White Rock mining plan of operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/21/2009 
Expected:03/2010
 
06/2010 Michael Johnson
907-288-7729
mwjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: mining plan of operation for placer mining using a 2 inch suction dredge near Grant Lake
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Section 29 Township 5 North Range 1 East Seward Meridan. Grant Lake Seward Ranger District.
Whiterock Mining Plan of Operations
CE
- Minerals and Geology  On Hold  N/A  N/A Aron King
907-224-4118
jmilligan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Lode mining near Grant Lake.
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. Grant Lake, Seward Ranger District.
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