Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2011 to 09/30/2011
Chugach National Forest

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.
Report Contents (click to jump to a section) :
Projects Occurring Nationwide
R10 - Alaska Region, Chugach National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
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
- 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, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)  

R10 - Alaska Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Alaska Troutfitters Outfitter Guide Decision Memo
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 05/10/2011  05/2011 Courtney Brown
907-224-4117
cebrown@fs.fed.us 
Description: Guided fishing on the Seward Ranger District. FAA category 3.
Location: UNIT - Chugach National Forest All Units. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. Seward Ranger District.
Alaska's Angling Addiction Outfitter Guide Decision Memo
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 05/10/2011  05/2011 Courtney Brown
907-224-4117
cebrown@fs.fed.us 
Description: Guided fishing and hiking on the Seward Ranger District. FAA category 3.
Location: UNIT - Chugach National Forest All Units. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. Seward Ranger District.
Backroads Outfitter Guide Decision Memo
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 05/10/2011  05/2011 Courtney Brown
907-224-4117
cebrown@fs.fed.us 
Description: Guided hiking on the Seward Ranger District. FAA category 3.
Location: UNIT - Chugach National Forest All Units. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. Seward Ranger District.
Field Guides Outfitter Guide Decision Memo
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 05/10/2011  05/2011 Courtney Brown
907-224-4117
cebrown@fs.fed.us 
Description: Guided scenic viewing and hiking on the Seward Ranger District. FAA category 3.
Location: UNIT - Chugach National Forest All Units. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. Field Guides Outfitter Guide Decision Memo.
Funny River Fjord Ranch Outfitter Guide Decision Memo
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 05/10/2011  05/2011 Courtney Brown
907-224-4117
cebrown@fs.fed.us 
Description: Guided horseback riding on the Seward Ranger District. FAA category 3.
Location: UNIT - Chugach National Forest All Units. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. Seward Ranger District.
Kenai River Float N Fish Outfitter Guide Decision Memo
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 05/10/2011  05/2011 Courtney Brown
907-224-4117
cebrown@fs.fed.us 
Description: Guided fishing on the Seward Ranger District. FAA category 3.
Location: UNIT - Chugach National Forest All Units. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. Seward Ranger District.
Kenai River Fly Fishing Outfitter Guide Decision Memo
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 05/10/2011  05/2011 Courtney Brown
907-224-4117
cebrown@fs.fed.us 
Description: Guided fishing on the Seward Ranger District. FAA category 3.
Location: UNIT - Chugach National Forest All Units. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. Seward Ranger District.
Nature Alaska Outfitter Guide Decision Memo
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 05/10/2011  05/2011 Courtney Brown
907-224-4117
cebrown@fs.fed.us 
Description: Guided hiking and scenic viewing on the Seward and Glacier Ranger Districts.
Location: UNIT - Chugach National Forest All Units. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. Seward Ranger District.
Resurrection River Trail Reroute
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2011 
Expected:06/2011  07/2011 Joshua Milligan
907-224-3374
jmilligan@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Seward Ranger District is proposing to reroute approximately 2,700 feet of the Resurrection River Trail. The reroute will occur at mile 13.8 of the trail; near Summit Creek. FAA Category 3.
Location: UNIT - Chugach National Forest All Units. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. Resurrection River Trail, Seward Ranger District.
Silent Run Drift Boat Guide Service Outfitter Guide Decision Memo
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 05/10/2011  05/2011 Courtney Brown
907-224-4117
cebrown@fs.fed.us 
Description: Guided fishing on the Seward Ranger District. FAA category 3.
Location: UNIT - Chugach National Forest All Units. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. Seward Ranger District.
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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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 03/31/2011  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.
Eyak Boat Launch Reconstruction Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/02/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
04/2012 Dave Zastrow
907-424-4754
dzastrow@fs.fed.us 
Description: The USFS, Cordova RD is proposing to reconstruct the Eyak boat launch and parking area. The project will address stream bank restoration, traffic flow safety, eliminate encroachment on private land and install a double wide boat ramp.
Location: UNIT - Cordova Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. LEGAL - Cordova C-5 T15S R2W Section 31 NE 1/4, C.M. The site is located off the Copper River Highway at mile 6.2 on the Eyak river 200 yards south of Eyak lake.
Flag Point Rock Source
EA
- 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.
Jordan Pond Alaska Ski Touring LLC request for special use authorization
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/03/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
11/2011 Debra Srb
907-424-4726
dsrb@fs.fed.us 
Description: Jordan Pond has submitted a proposal for commercial non-motorized ski touring in AA 13-07 and AA 6-03 F on the Cordova Ranger District. 60 service days. No helicopters use. The areas will be accessed via boat and snow machine. Winter season only.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/chugach
Location: UNIT - Cordova Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. LEGAL - T9S, R2W SE1/4, T9S, R1W SW1/4, T10S, R1W some, T10S, R1E S1/2, T10S, R8W some, T10S, R7W most, CRM. AA 13-07 and AA 6-03F on the Cordova Ranger District.
Mile 25 Spawning Channel Maintenance
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/30/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 Jeff Jackson
907-424-4765
jbjackson@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project proposes to re-establish usable spawning gravels preferred by coho salmon in the man-made Mile 25 spawning channel on USDA Forest Service land. This will improve spawning habitat and egg survival, providing more fish for all user groups.
Location: UNIT - Cordova Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. LEGAL - T15S, R3W, Sec. 27, Copper River Meridian, Cordova B4 quadrangle. Approximately 25 miles east of Cordova, AK, Copper River Highway, West Copper River Delta.
Proposal to Cut Mature Shrubs on the Copper River Delta for Moose Habitat Enhancement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:07/2011  12/2011 Erin Cooper
907-424-4757
ecooper@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Chugach National Forest and Eyak Corporation propose to cut 700 acres of mature shrubs on the west Copper River Delta to improve winter moose habitat.
Location: UNIT - Cordova Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. LEGAL - Township: C015S002W, C015S001W, C015S001E, C016S002W, C016S001W, C016S001E. West Copper River Delta, located East of Cordova, Alaska.
Stevenson ANILCA Shelter Authorization 5-Year Renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:11/2011  11/2011 Debra Srb
907-424-4726
dsrb@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of an authorization for an ANILCA shelter owned by Deb and Ed Stevenson
Location: UNIT - Cordova Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. LEGAL - CRM, T.12 S., R. 4 W., Sec. 7, SE 1/4 NW 1/4. Shelter owned by Stevenson family located at Dead Creek in Gravina Bay, Prince William Sound, Alaska.
Stump Lake Water Control Structure Replacement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management  Completed  Actual: 06/22/2011  06/2011 Ken Hodges
907-424-4738
khodges@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace previously permitted water control structure made of rock-filled gabion baskets with a boulder dam.
Location: UNIT - Cordova Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. LEGAL - Seward Meridian, Blying Sound D-1 and D-2 quadrangle, T 3S, R 12E, Sect. 31. Southeast coast of Montague Island, approximately 80 miles southwest of Cordova, Alaska.
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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
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/05/2011  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:07/2011
 
07/2011 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
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/04/2011  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
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/09/2011  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
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/15/2011  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
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/09/2011  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 Electric Line Relocation in Portage Valley
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/09/2011  06/2011 Katherine Van Massenhove
907-754-2315
kvanmassenhove@fs.fed.us 
Description: Chugach Electric is proposing to relocate the portion of the overhead line in the Portage area that lies within the avalanche blast zone to a safer location. Sec. 13 T8N, R3E Seward Meridian
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Anchorage. LEGAL - Section 13, T8N and R3E, Seward Meridian. Portage Valley.
Cornell University, Cornell Outdoor Education Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/05/2011  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.
East Sixmile Road Fish Habitat Improvements and Stream Bank Restoration
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2011 
Expected:11/2011  07/2012 John Lang
907-228-7719
jslang@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restore and protect salmon spawning and rearing habitat and continue to provide dispersed recreation access.
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - T7N. , R1E, S06 SM. MP 62 Seward Highway. FS Route 4000425, near East Sixmile Creek.
Fuller Group mining plan of operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 04/20/2011  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
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:08/2011  12/2011 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
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/30/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
07/2011 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.
Malone Road Fish Habitat Improvements and Stream Bank Restoration
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2011 
Expected:11/2011  06/2012 John Lang
907-228-7719
jslang@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restore and protect salmon spawning and rearing habitat and decommission an illegal access road.
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Anchorage. LEGAL - T8N, R3E, Sec 9; S.M. Portage Valley near MP 2 of Portage Glacier Highway.
Midnight Sun Gun Dog Association Recreation Event Permit
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/02/2011  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.
Private Road Special Use Permit - Paul Malone
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/22/2010 
Expected:08/2011
 
08/2011 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
- 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.
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.
Temple University - Pilot Studies of bioremediation of the Exxon Valdez oil in PWS beaches
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/28/2011  06/2011 Katherine Van Massenhove
907-754-2315
kvanmassenhove@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed bioremediation pilot project will be conducted on four beaches in Prince William Sound, of which three are located on National Forest Lands. A detailed project description can be view at the EVOSTC website (www.evostc.state.ak.us/).
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. (Datum WGS84) Eleanor Island - EL056C 60.550953, -147.578801, Smith Island - SM006B 60.527962, -147.385575, Perry Island - PWS3A44 60.65704, -147.93159.
University of Alaska Anchorage Athletics, Recreation Event - Crow Pass Race
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 04/29/2011  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
A Fraction of the Bull Mining Plan of Operations
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 05/19/2011  05/2011 Michael Johnson
907-288-7729
mwjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The plan of operations proposes year round suction dredging in Mills and Juneau Creeks with up to a six inch dredge. Access will be by ATV or snowmobile on the existing trail for approximately two miles.
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Township 7 North, Range 1 West, Section 28, Seward Meridian. Confluence of Mills and Juneau Creeks.
Alyeska Pipeline Co. - Hinchinbrook Communication Site Amendment
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/20/2011  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 06/2011 
Expected:11/2011  03/2012 Amanda Mico
907-288-7724
amico@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.
Bear Paths Mining Plan of Operations
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 05/20/2011  06/2011 Michael Johnson
907-288-7729
mwjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Mining Plan of Operations for seasonal suction dredging in Bear Creek with up to a five inch suction dredge, and prospecting with hand tools and a two inch high-banker on the benches above Bear Creek. Access will be by ATV on the existing trail
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Township 9 North, Range 2 West, portions of Sections 9 and 10, Seward Meridian. Bear Creek near Hope Alaska.
Betty/Big Rock Mining Plan of Operations
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/01/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
06/2011 Michael Johnson
907-288-7729
mwjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project includes year round suction dredging in Canyon Creek with a four inch suction dredge and the use of existing mining infrastructure. Access will be by foot or ATV on existing trails.
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Township 8 North, Range 1 West, portions of Sections 28 and 33, Seward Meridian. Canyon Creek at about mile 54 of the Seward Hwy.
Cooper Cr. Campground North, Stream Bank Stability
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:08/2011  09/2011 John Lang
907-228-7719
jslang@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restore approximately 100 linear feet of streambank within the campground.
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - T5N, R4W, Section 31, SM. Cooper Creek Campground North is located at mile post 51 of the Sterling Highway.
Cooper Creek Gravel Embankment and Willow Planting
CE
- Watershed management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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. Seward Ranger District.
Dillon Mining Plan of Operations
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/28/2010 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 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.
Falls Creek Mine Plan of Operations
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 05/16/2011  06/2011 Michael Johnson
907-288-7729
mwjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: ATV access on an existing trail and re-opening an existing underground mine enterance using hand tools
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Township 4 North, Range 1 East, portions of Sections 16 and 21 , Seward Meridian. Falls Creek Mine Road near Mile 25 Seward Hwy.
Falls Creek Mining Plan of Operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology  Cancelled  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.
Kenai Lake Work Center East Land Sale
CE
- Facility management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:10/2011  01/2012 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
- Special use management
- Facility management 
Completed  Actual: 05/04/2011  06/2011 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.
Lillian L mining plan of operations
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/15/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
08/2011 Michael Johnson
907-288-7729
mwjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Exploration consisting of ground sluicing, use of hand tools, metal detectors, and digging test holes on the benches above Quartz Creek Use of a wall tent and temporary bridge spanning Quartz Creek
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Township 5 North, Range 2 West, Section 3, Seward Meridian. Quartz Creek on the Jerome Lake Road at approximately Mile 39 Seward Hwy.
Magers Mining Plan of Operations
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 06/17/2011  07/2011 Michael Johnson
907-288-7729
mwjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Suction dredging in Resurrection Creek May 15 - July 15, ATV access for approximately four miles on the existing trail for two round trips to haul gear and fuel, use of a tent camp May 15- July 15.
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Township 9 North, Range 2 West, Section 33, Seward Meridian. Approximately four mile from the Resurrection Pass Trailhead near Hope, AK.
Mile 33 Sand Pit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 05/26/2011  07/2011 Michael Johnson
907-288-7729
mwjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Expand the south west corner of the Mile 33 Seward Hwy sand pit by approximately 20 feet in width to allow for the need of sand for commercial use.
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - township 5 north, range 1 west, section 22, seward meridian. Approximately Mile 33 of the Seward Hwy.
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
- Heritage resource management
- Special use management
- Research and Development 
Completed  Actual: 05/13/2011  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, S.M. The short spur road known locally as the dynamite Road on the Exit Glacier Road.
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 10/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
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 Joseph Ford
907-228-4119
jpford@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.
Stuarts Mining Plan of Operations
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 04/26/2011  05/2011 Michael Johnson
907-288-7729
mwjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prospecting by suction dredging with a three inch dredge in Falls and Shaft Creeks. Access by ATV for two round trip to haul equipment in at beginning of operating season and out at end of operating season.
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Township 5 North, Range 3 West, Seward Meridian. Shaft and Falls Creeks near Cooper Landing, AK.
Timberline and Stormy Mining Plan of Operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 05/17/2010  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.
Toms Family Mining Plan of Operations
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/02/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
06/2011 Michael Johnson
907-288-7729
mwjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project proposes suction dredging in Bear Creek with a four inch or smaller dredge. ATV access for appoximately two miles on the existing trail.
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Township 9 North, Range 2 West, Section 12, Seward Meridian. Approximately two miles up Bear Creek near Hope, Alaska.
Winters mining plan of operations
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/02/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
07/2011 Michael Johnson
907-288-7729
mwjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Suction dredging in Quartz Creek and high-banking on the benches above Quartz Creek, ATV access on exisiting trail for approximately two mile, use of a temporary camp, use of a raft to move equipment across Quartz Creek
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Township 5 North, Range 2 West, Portions of Sections 9 and 10, S.M. Approximately mile 40 Sterling Hwy.
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