Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2011 to 06/30/2011
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
Gypsy Moth Management in the United States: A Cooperative Approach
EIS

           *NEW LISTING*
- 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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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
Artificial Nest Islands on the Copper River Delta
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/04/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
07/2011 Jason Fode
907-424-4743
jfode@fs.fed.us 
Description: We are proposing to install 250 nest islands over the next 5 years on West Copper River Delta ponds to add to the ongoing Cordova Ranger District nest island program for dusky Canada Geese.
Location: UNIT - Cordova Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. West Copper River Delta near Cordova Alaska between the Copper River and Scott River.
Flag Point Rock Source
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/28/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
06/2011 Robert Behrends
907-424-4729
rbehrends@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Chugach National Forest is seeking public comments concerning a proposed action to reopen an existing borrow pit, near the Copper River Delta crossing of the Copper River Highway.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34911
Location: UNIT - Cordova Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. LEGAL - Copper River Meridian, T16S, R2E, Section 29 and 30. Near Mile 27, North of the Copper River Highway, Cordova, Alaska.
Sheridan Lake Trail Easement Reconstruction Project
CE
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  Cancelled  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. 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
Alaska Creative Tours
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/16/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
05/2011 Katherine Van Massenhove
907-754-2315
kvanmassenhove@fs.fed.us 
Description: Requested 10-year term special use permit as outfitter/guide for road-based scenic van tours. The tours are year around; most use would occur May-Sept. Requested 144 service days with a group size of 10 clients/2 guides.
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Anchorage, Kenai Peninsula. Various locations on the Kenai Peninsula.
Alaska Dept of Fish & Game Cannery Crk Hatchery Health & Safety Improvements
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/09/2010 
Expected:05/2011
 
05/2011 Teresa Paquet
907-754-2314
tpaquet@fs.fed.us 
Description: ADFG is 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 area of Prince William Sound, Alaska.
Alaska Kayak School Permit Amendment
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/16/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
05/2011 Katherine Van Massenhove
907-754-2315
kvanmassenhove@fs.fed.us 
Description: Request to amend permit to include 72 service days (up to 12 people per day) for use of the ponds in Portage Valley for kayak instruction. Permit expires 12/31/2017. Holder will be required to pack out all waste, no cat holes will be permitted.
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Anchorage. LEGAL - T. 8 N - T. 9 N and R. 3 E - R. 4 E, Seward Meridian. Portage Valley Ponds, Mile 1-5 of the Portage Glacier Highway.
Alaska Labrador Retriever Club Recreation Event Special Use Permit Proposal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/15/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
05/2011 Katherine Van Massenhove
907-754-2315
kvanmassenhove@fs.fed.us 
Description: Retriever hunting tests at Turnagain Pass. Total number of participants: 40 Spectators: 20 Event Date: 8/27/2011 and approved annually (5 year permit)
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - T. 8 N - T. 9 N and R. 1 E - R. 2 E, Seward Meridian. Turnagain Pass.
Alaska Pacific University Permit Amendment
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/16/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
05/2011 Katherine Van Massenhove
907-754-2315
kvanmassenhove@fs.fed.us 
Description: Requested additional service days for the following: Resurrection Pass - winter camping and skiing - 120 additional service days. Turnagain Pass - Winter camping - 64 additional service days.
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - T. 4 N - T. 9 N and R. 2 W - R. 4 W, S. M. (Res Pass) and T. 7 N - T. 8 N and R. 1 E - R. 2 E, S.M. (Turnagain Pass). Resurrection Pass Trail and Turnagain Pass.
Cascadia
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/16/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
05/2011 Katherine Van Massenhove
907-754-2315
kvanmassenhove@fs.fed.us 
Description: Requested a outfitter/guide special use permit for 10 years to lead 2 guided hikes annually on the Crow Pass or Byron Glacier Trail for 16 students grades 9-12th. Total number of client days: 32
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Anchorage. LEGAL - T. 11 N and R. 2 E, Seward Meridian and T. 8 N and R. 3 E, Seward Meridian. Crow Pass Trail and Byron Glacier Trail.
Chugach Adventure Guides, LLC (dba Chugach Powder Guides) Special Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 02/11/2011  02/2011 Teresa Paquet
907-754-2314
tpaquet@fs.fed.us 
Description: Requested removal of timing restrictions for the Seattle Creek exploratory units (heli skiing allowed Fridays-Sundays only) be removed from the 2011 1-yr special use permit authorizing exploratory units on Glacier and Seward Districts.
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. Mid Seattle Creek and East Seattle Creek located northwest of Turnagain Pass and Seward Hwy.
Cordova Telephone Cooperative Proposal for Cellular Facility at Naked Island
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 03/30/2011  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.
Cornell University, Cornell Outdoor Education Special Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/16/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
05/2011 Katherine Van Massenhove
907-754-2315
kvanmassenhove@fs.fed.us 
Description: Outfitter/guide permit for hiking and camping during the month of June in support of alpine and glacier climbing wilderness medicine class along the Crow Pass Trail, Jewel Mt., Summit Mt. and Raven Glacier. # of service days: 60 Term: 10 years
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Anchorage. LEGAL - T. 11 N and R. 2 E - R. 3 E, Seward Meridian. Crow Pass Trail Area.
Explorer Ridge Trail
EA
- Recreation management  Cancelled  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:04/2011
 
05/2011 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; S.M. Tincan Creek area of Turnagin Pass.
IdidaRide Sled Dog Tours, Inc., Outfitter/Guide Proposal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:05/2011  05/2011 Teresa Paquet
907-754-2314
tpaquet@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal is to authorize sled dog tours at Turnagain Pass area (west & east side of Sew Hwy). Requesting multi-year permit to operate Nov - July (snow dependent), 200 service days, two 2 mile routes, staging at east & west reststops
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. Turnagain Pass Recreation Area Seward Hwy mm 67 & mm 68.
Kings River Prospect
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/30/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 Michael Johnson
907-288-7729
mwjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prospecting in the dry gravels of the Kings River and its tributaries with a four inch suction dredge and accessing by jet skiff or ATV.
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - T 4 N R 4 E Sec. 5,6,8,9,10, T 4 N R 3 E Sec. 1, T 5 N R 3 E Sec. 25, 36. Kings River at the head of Kings Bay in Prince William Sound.
Midnight Sun Gun Dog Association Recreation Event Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/15/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
05/2011 Katherine Van Massenhove
907-754-2315
kvanmassenhove@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renew special use permit (under permit since 1994), for an additional 5 year term to conduct retriever gun dog hunt tests and training sessions in Turnagain Pass - West. Dates are approved in advance. Participants: 30 Spectators: 30
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - T. 8 N - T. 9 N and R. 1 E - R. 2 E, Seward Meridian. Turnagain Pass - West.
Otter Creek Fish Passage and Pool Replacement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 04/21/2009  06/2009 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 - Valdez-Cordova. LEGAL - T.4N, R.10E.; Seward Meridian. Knight Island in Western Prince William Sound.
Portage Glacier Lodge Proposal for New Authorization
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 03/15/2011  04/2011 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:06/2011
 
06/2011 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.
Scott Shelly Private Road Special Use Permit Renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:11/2011  01/2012 Teresa Paquet
907-754-2314
tpaquet@fs.fed.us 
Description: Requesting renewal of 5 year permit #GLA518 which expires 12/31/2011. New permit would authorize continued use of an existing gravel road and gate for the purpose of personal and commercial access to private property in Portage Valley.
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Anchorage. LEGAL - T8N, R3E, Sec 4 SW1/4 SE1/4, and Sec. 9 NW1/4 NE1/4. Road located south of Portage Glacier Hwy and west of FS Portage Valley Work Center.
Solf Lake Fishway Modifications (duplicate entry of PALS project 28692)
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 04/21/2009  06/2009 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. 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  Completed  Actual: 04/21/2009  06/2009 Sean Stash
907-754-2328
sstash@fs.fed.us 
Description: Enhance fish passage by modifying existing structures and adding additional concrete weir.
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. LEGAL - T4N, R10E, Sec 16, Seward Meridian. Seward B-2 Quadrangle. north end of Knight Island, Western Prince William Sound, 50 miles southeast of Whittier.
Spencer Minerals
EIS
- Minerals and Geology  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
The Ascending Path Recreation Event
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 03/04/2011  03/2011 Teresa Paquet
907-754-2314
tpaquet@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal for the 3rd Annual Alaska Ice Climbing Festival to be held March 4-6 in Bear Valley at the "We Need Wall." Includes: staging area & shuttle between BBVC parking area and event. Contingent on proponent receiving ADOT Highway Event Permit.
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Anchorage. LEGAL - T8N, R3E, Sec 13, SM and T8N, R4E, Sec 18 SM. Bear Valley, northeast of small tunnel on Portage Hwy near jnct of Portage Creek and Lake.
University of Alaska Anchorage Athletics, Recreation Event - Crow Pass Race
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/16/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
05/2011 Katherine Van Massenhove
907-754-2315
kvanmassenhove@fs.fed.us 
Description: UAA has requested to renew their permit for an annual foot race on Crow Pass Trail, approx. 6 miles from the trailhead to the Forest boundary. Number of participants: 140 Date approved annually Access and public use of trail will not be restricted
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Anchorage. LEGAL - T. 11 N and R. 2 E, Seward Meridian. Crow Pass Trail.
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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
Alaska Railroad Mile 16.6
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 02/24/2011  03/2011 Karen Kromrey
907-224-3374
kkromrey@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Alaska Railroad would like to reissue their permit to continue the operation and maintenance of a flood control channel and dike on an unnamed, intermittent stream at Railroad Mile 16.6.
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Seward, T3N, R1E, Sec 32, nw1/4 nw1/4. Mile 16.6 of the Alaska Railroad, Project size is approx. 300 ft. x 1000 ft.
Alyeska Pipeline Co. - Hinchinbrook Communication Site Amendment
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/10/2010 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 Debra Srb
907-424-4726
dsrb@fs.fed.us 
Description: Amendment for Construction and installation of new freestanding solar panel. Removal of damaged tower. Installation of remote start propane generator for back up. Updating control and monitoring systems. At approved Comm site.
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. LEGAL - CRM, T17S, R8W, Sec. 12, SW1/4 NW1/4. Hinchinbrook Communication Site, Hinchinbrook Island, Prince William Sound, AK.
Bean North Fuel Reduction Project
EA
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
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.
Cooper Creek Access (duplicate entry of project 33626)
CE
- Watershed management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A John Lang
907-228-7719
jslang@fs.fed.us 
Description: Access across Forest Lands. Youth Restortation Corps (YRC) plans to develop 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.
Cooper Creek Gravel Embankment and Willow Planting
CE
- Watershed management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/28/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
05/2012 Amanda Mico
907-288-7724
amico@fs.fed.us 
Description: Youth Restoration Corps (YRC) would move equipment across forest lands to facilitate development of a gravel embankment/sediment retention. Willow planting will promote stablization of the highly erodible soil.
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Section 31, T5N, R4W, SM. Steward Ranger District.
Dillon Mining Plan of Operations
CE
- 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.
Eagle Mining Plan of Operations
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 02/23/2011  05/2011 Michael Johnson
907-288-7729
mwjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Hardrock exploration using hand tools, a small (one cubic yard per hour) crusher, and a small self contained trommel (2.5 cubic yards per hour) with a closed water system. Access will be by ATV for approximately two miles on an existing trail.
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Township 9 North, Range 2 West, Sections 1 and 2, Seward Meridian. Approximately two mile up Bear Creek near Hope, Alaska.
Falls Creek Mining Plan of Operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology  On Hold  N/A  N/A Michael Johnson
907-288-7729
mwjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reconstruction of 3.5 miles of existing Falls Creek road/trail that accesses the lode mine, reopening the existing underground workings, use of dozer and trailer to haul ore to a camp on adjacent State lands,use of a travel trailer for shelter
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Sections 16, 19, 20, and 21, T4N, R1E; and Sec 24, R4N, R1W; Seward Meridian. appoximately mile 24 of the Seward Hwy and about 3.5 mile east on the Falls Creek mine road/trail.
Gerrety One Mining Plan of Operation
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 03/14/2011  04/2011 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
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 03/25/2011  06/2011 Michael Johnson
907-288-7729
mwjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Year round suction dredging in Palmer Creek with four inch suction dredges, high-banking, metal detecting, and construction of a wooden tent platform. Access will be by ATV for approximately one mile on an existing trail.
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Township 9 North, Range 2 West, Sections 13 and 14, Seward Meridian. Approximately one mile off the Palmer Creek Road near Hope, Alaska.
Hope 11 Mining Plan of Operations
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 10/15/2009  05/2010 Michael Johnson
907-288-7729
mwjohnson@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.
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. LEGAL - Section 25; T4N, R1W; Seward Meridian. Administrative site on the east side of the Seward Highway at approximately milepost 23.
Kenaitze Indian Tribe - 10 year permit reissuance
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management
- Facility management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:04/2011  04/2011 Bruce Campbell
907-424-4731
bcampbell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Operating and maintaining the K'Beq Footprints Heritage Site for public use, providing interpretive programs, and sponsoring youth camps.
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. LEGAL - T5N, R4W, Sec. 35, NW1/4, SM. K'Beq Footprints Heritage Site, Mile 53 Sterling Highway, Seward Ranger District.
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.
NASA (Jet Propulsion Lab) Research Site - Exit Glacier
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Heritage resource management
- Special use management
- Research 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/23/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
05/2011 Debra Srb
907-424-4726
dsrb@fs.fed.us 
Description: Continued operation and maintenace of a research site for the collection of air, soil, and tree data. Authorized improvements include: solar panels, battery bank, and a variety of sensors.
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. LEGAL - SRD, T1N, R2W, Sec. 11, SE1/4 SE1/4. The short spur road known locally as the dynamite Road on the Exit Glacier Road.
NASA Research Site Special Use Permit - Seward Ranger District
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Debra Srb
907-424-4726
dsrb@fs.fed.us 
Description: US Forest Service is proposing to reissue a special use permit to NASA for the operation and maintenance of a research site for the collection of air, soil, and tree data.
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. LEGAL - SWD, T1N, R2W, Sec. 11, SE1/4 SE1/4. The short spur road known locally as the dynamite road on the Exit Glaicer Road.
Resurrection Creek Restoration Phase I Maintenance
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Adam Cross
907-288-7715
across@fs.fed.us 
Description: The goal of this project is to deepen the entrances of several side channels created during the restoration of Resurrection Creek to allow more water from the main river to enter the channels.
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. Resurrection Creek near Hope, Alaska.
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 05/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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. LEGAL - Sec. 33, 34, 35, T5N, R4W; Seward Meridian. Cooper Landing Community Wildfire Protection area, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska.
Sarah
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Michael Johnson
907-288-7729
mwjohnson@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  Completed  Actual: 02/24/2011  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.
Sivertip Mining Plan of Operations
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 02/16/2011  06/2011 Michael Johnson
907-288-7729
mwjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Excavation of up to 20 test holes using a 450 size dozer with hoe attachment or excavator. Test material will be run through a small trommel and back into the test hole. Construction of a portable bridge on the mining claims.
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Township 7 North, Range 1 West, Sections 1 and 6, Seward Meridian. Approximately mile 61 Seward Hwy on Silvertip Creek.
TelAlaska Inc, Special Use Permit Reissuance (SEW503)
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 03/15/2011  03/2011 Karen Oleary
907-743-9542
kaoleary@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of an existing special use authorization from TelAlaska Inc. for the continuation of operating and maintaining buried telephone lines adjacent to the Sterling Highway and Quartz Creek Road on the Seward Ranger District.
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. LEGAL - Sections 27, 28, 34, 35, & 36 T. 5N., R. 4W and sections 26, 31, and 36 T5N., R3W Seward Meridian. The line runs adjacent to the Sterling Highway and Quartz Creek road near Coopers Landing.
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.
Whiterock Mining Plan of Operations
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 05/17/2010  06/2010 Michael Johnson
907-288-7729
mwjohnson@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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