Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2012 to 06/30/2012
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, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R10 - Alaska Region, Chugach National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
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 12/2011 
Expected:03/2012
 
01/2013 Noel Schneeberger
610-557-4121
nschneeberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: The USDA Forest Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are analyzing a range of strategies for controlling gypsy moth damage to forests and trees in the United States.
Web Link:  http://www.na.fs.fed.us/wv/eis/
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  Completed  Actual: 03/23/2012  12/2011 Brenda Halter-Glenn
202-260-9400
bhalterglenn@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Department of Agriculture proposes to promulgate a new planning rule, which will set out the process for development, revision, and amendment of National Forest System land management plans.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/planningrule
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Agency-wide Rule.
Nationwide Aerial Application of Fire Retardant on National Forest System Lands.
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  Completed  Actual: 12/13/2011  01/2012 Glen Stein
801-200-2703
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
Aquatic MIS and Habitat Monitoring Revision
CE
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
Developing Proposal
Est. Colloboration Start 10/2011 
Expected:02/2012  03/2012 Timory Peel
406-295-7433
tpeel@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Chugach National Forest is proposing a non-significant amendment to the LRMP to remove three aquatic management indicator species (MIS) and replace the MIS monitoring questions with aquatic habitat monitoring.
Location: UNIT - Chugach National Forest All Units. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. Chugach National Forest: All units.
Monitoring and Evaluation Strategy Revision
CE
- Land management planning  Developing Proposal
Est. Colloboration Start 01/2012 
Expected:05/2012  06/2012 Timory Peel
406-295-7433
tpeel@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Chugach National Forest is proposing a non-significant amendment to the LRMP to revise the monitoring and evaluation strategy
Location: UNIT - Chugach National Forest All Units. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. Chugach National Forest: All Units.
Prince William Sound Campsite Management Environmental Assessment
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/09/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
07/2012 Christopher Stinson
907-754-2349
cstinson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to conduct campsite management within western PWS. Management will consist of one or a combination of the following activities: (1) campsite hardening; (2) campsite improvement; and/or (3) campsite removal and restoration
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38121
Location: UNIT - Chugach National Forest All Units. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. Western Prince William Sound, Alaska.
Quartz Creek Transmission Line Reconstruction
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/06/2011 
Expected:02/2012
 
05/2012 Joshua Milligan
907-224-3374
jmilligan@fs.fed.us 
Description: The U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Chugach National Forest is proposing to rebuild a 12-15 mile segment of the Quartz Creek 115kV transmission line
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37828
Location: UNIT - Chugach National Forest All Units. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - T7N, R1E, Section 3;T8N, R1E, Sections 1, 12, 13, 14, 23, 26, 27, 34; T8N, R2E, Section 6; T9N, R2E, Sections 27, 28, 31, 32, 33. The transmission line is located near Turnagain Pass between Ingram Creek and the Johnson Pass Trailhead, adjacent to approximately milepost 64 to milepost 75 of the Seward Highway.
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Chugach National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R10 - Alaska Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Alaska Avalanche School Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/20/2011  01/2012 Katherine Van Massenhove
907-754-2315
kvanmassenhove@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Alaska Avalanche School has applied to renew their special use permit for Avalanche I, II & III trainings, and snow machine hazard evauation and rescue trainings on the Glacier & Seward Ranger District. Their current permit expires Dec 31, 2011.
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District, Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Anchorage, Kenai Peninsula. Turnagain Pass, Twentymile River Area, Placer River Area, Johnson Pass Area, Twin Tip Area, and Fresno Creek Area.
Kenai Peninsula Invasive Plant Control
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2011 
Expected:08/2012  06/2013 Betty Charnon
907-754-2326
bcharnon@fs.fed.us 
Description: Control infestations of priority invasive plant occurrences on the Kenai Peninsula portion of the Chugach National Forest including use of herbicides on small scales on species and infestations where manual control has largely failed.
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District, Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Anchorage, Kenai Peninsula. All of the Seward Ranger District and those portions of the Glacier Ranger District within the “Kenai Peninsula Zone”.
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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
Eyak Boat Launch Reconstruction Project
EA
- 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.
Ibeck Creek ATV Trail Re-route
CE
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/01/2011 
Expected:03/2012
 
08/2012 Jeff Jackson
907-424-4765
jbjackson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restore damage caused by all-terrain vehicles on spawning and rearing habitat utilized by coho salmon by re-directing trails at key stream crossings, installing low-water fords, blocking some crossings with boulders and re-vegetating streambanks.
Location: UNIT - Cordova Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. Approximately 8 miles east of Cordova, AK on north side of Copper River Highway.
Knowles Head Bridge Removal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/01/2011 
Expected:03/2012
 
07/2012 Jeff Jackson
907-424-4765
jbjackson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed project is removal of obsolete log bridge on Knowles Head, Prince William Sound.
Location: UNIT - Cordova Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. Knowles Head, Prince William Sound, Alaska.
Mile 25 Spawning Channel Maintenance
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/30/2011 
Expected:06/2012
 
07/2012 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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 10/14/2011  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.
Snag Lake Salmonid Habitat Enhancement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:03/2012  07/2012 Jeff Jackson
907-424-4765
jbjackson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Place log and brush structures to improve winter rearing habiat for juvenile salmonids, in particular coho salmon. Brush bundles and logs will be obtained from nearby areas.
Location: UNIT - Cordova Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. approximately 17 miles southeast of Codova, AK and approximately 1 mile north of Copper River Highway at milepost 18.
Stevenson ANILCA Shelter Authorization 5-Year Renewal
CE
- 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.
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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 Alpine School Special Use Permit Amendment
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/09/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
11/2011 Katherine Van Massenhove
907-754-2315
kvanmassenhove@fs.fed.us 
Description: Alaska Alpine School has applied for an amendment to their special use permit. The request is for an additional use area for avalanche courses and additional use area and service days for guided hikes in Portage Valley from May thru October.
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Anchorage, Kenai Peninsula. Turnagain Pass (East), Portage Valley Trail of Blue Ice, Byron Glacier Trail and Portage Pass Trail.
Alaska Backcountry Access Special Use Permit Amendment Request
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/26/2011  11/2011 Katherine Van Massenhove
907-754-2315
kvanmassenhove@fs.fed.us 
Description: Alaska Backcountry Access has applied for an amendment to their 10 year permit. The request is for additional 225 service days in the Crow Pass dry canyon for hiking.
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Anchorage. LEGAL - NE 1/4, SW1/4, Sec. 24, T. 11 N., R. 2 E., S.M. Crow Creek Dry Canyon.
Alaska Dept of Fish & Game Cannery Crk Hatchery Health & Safety Improvements
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/09/2010 
Expected:11/2011
 
11/2011 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 Wild Guides, LLC Special Use Permit Application
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/25/2011  11/2011 Katherine Van Massenhove
907-754-2315
kvanmassenhove@fs.fed.us 
Description: Alaska Wild Guides has applied for a new special use permit to conduct ski/snowshoe tours in Johnson Pass and Turnagain Pass and snow mobile tours in Placer River Valley, Turnagain Pass and Granite Creek/Johnson Pass on the Glacier Ranger District.
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Anchorage, Kenai Peninsula. Turnagain Pass, Johnson Pass/Granite Creek, Placer River/Skookum Valley.
American Mountain Guides Associtaion Special Use Permit Request
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/09/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
11/2011 Katherine Van Massenhove
907-754-2315
kvanmassenhove@fs.fed.us 
Description: American Mountain Guides Association has applied for a new special use permit to conduct training for professional ski mountaineering guides in the Eagle Glacier/Crow Pass area and Turnagain Pass in March or April annually on the Glacier District.
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Anchorage, Kenai Peninsula. Turnagain Pass and Eagle Glacier/Crow Pass Area.
East Sixmile Road Fish Habitat Improvements and Stream Bank Restoration
CE
- 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.
Granite Vegetation Enhancement Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2012 
Expected:05/2012  05/2012 Jessica Ilse
530-647-5433
jilse@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project will cut patches of spruce trees in a stand lacking diversity, provide firewood from cut spruce trees, and plant native hardwoods and willows to decrease the stand's spruce bark beetle susceptibility.
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. adjacent to Granite Creek Campground, accessed at mile 62.8 of the Seward Highway.
IdidaRide Sled Dog Tours, Inc., Outfitter/Guide Proposal
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:11/2011  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.
Malone Road Fish Habitat Improvements and Stream Bank Restoration
CE
- 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.
Portage Creek "Jersey" Barrier Removal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:05/2012  09/2012 John Lang
907-228-7719
jslang@fs.fed.us 
Description: Use heavy equipment to remove eight to ten illegally placed concrete "Jersey" barrier blocks from the entrance to a side channel of Portage Creek in order to restore natural channel function and prevent fish migration barriers.
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Anchorage. LEGAL - T9N, R3E, Sect 32. Unit.
Private Road Special Use Permit - Paul Malone
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/22/2010 
Expected:01/2012
 
01/2012 Katherine Van Massenhove
907-754-2315
kvanmassenhove@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 12/2011 
Expected:12/2011  01/2012 Katherine Van Massenhove
907-754-2315
kvanmassenhove@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.
Stream Bank Revegetation and Protection (Williwaw and Lyon Creeks)
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:03/2012  05/2012 John Lang
907-228-7719
jslang@fs.fed.us 
Description: Conduct bank re-vegetation at two sites on Williwaw and Lyon Creeks where past re-vegetation efforts were partially unsuccessful, in order to protect these banks from further erosion and establish suitable riparian habitat.
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Anchorage, Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - T8N, R1E, Sect 14; T8N,R3E, Sect 10, 14, 15. UNIT.
University of Alaska, Heath, Physical Education, Recreation Department Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/20/2011  01/2012 Katherine Van Massenhove
907-754-2315
kvanmassenhove@fs.fed.us 
Description: UAA, HPER Department has applied to renew their special use permit for to conduct outdoor education classes on the Glacier Ranger District. There is no change requested from the current permit, which expires on Dec. 31, 2011.
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Anchorage. Turnagain Pass, Summit Lake Area, Crow Pass Trail, Five Fingers, Byron Glacier, Culross Passage.
Upper Explorer Culvert Removal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:03/2012  07/2012 John Lang
907-228-7719
jslang@fs.fed.us 
Description: Plan and implement removal of a 30-foot long culvert in a juvenile fish access channel through the Explorer Pond Dam in Portage Valley, and construct a properly functioning stream channel in its place.
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Anchorage. LEGAL - T8N, R3E, Sect 9. UNIT.
Wild Alpine Special Use Permit Amendment Request
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/25/2011  11/2011 Katherine Van Massenhove
907-754-2315
kvanmassenhove@fs.fed.us 
Description: Wild Alpine has applied for an amendment to their special use permit. The request is for an additional use area and service days for avalanche courses in Turnagain Pass and ski touring in the Kern Creek drainage area
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Anchorage, Kenai Peninsula. Turnagain Pass Silvertip Area, Kern Creek 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
BJWM mining plan of operations
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/25/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
05/2012 Michael Johnson
907-288-7729
mwjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Seasonal operation near Bear Creek for exploration work using a small excavator, wash plant, and settling pond system and suction dredging in Bear Creek using a six inch suction dredge. Access will be by ATV on the existing Bear Creek road and trail
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Township 9 North, Range 2 West, portions of Section 1 and 12, Seward Meridian. Bear Creek near Hope, Alaska.
Bean North Vegetation Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 02/14/2012  05/2012 Amanda Mico
907-288-7724
amico@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action includes various combinations of treatments on approximately 705 acres, including treatment of fuels, thinning adjacent to trails, and improvement of existing vegetation and wildlife habitats.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=26864
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. Cooper Landing, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska.
Bookin for Books
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/20/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
06/2012 Sitka Pence
907-288-7720
sitkapence@fs.fed.us 
Description: Receration fund raiser for the Seward Imagination Library
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. Primrose Trailhead and Meridian Lakes Trailhead, Seward RD, Chugach National Forest.
Chugach Electric Association Hope Line Relocation
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/09/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
05/2012 Sitka Pence
907-288-7720
sitkapence@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will relocate Section 2 of the existing Hope Distribution Feeder Electric line from M.P. 1.7 to M.P. 5.5 of the Hope Hwy.
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - T8N, R1W, Seward Meridian, Alaska Section 3, T9N, R1W, Seward Meridian , Alaska, Sections 34, 27, & 22. Hope Highway mile post 1.7 to mile post 5.5.
Cooper Cr. Campground North, Stream Bank Stability
CE
- 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.
Crescent Creek Mining Plan of Operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 11/18/2011  05/2012 Michael Johnson
907-288-7729
mwjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Exploration activities on the benches above Crescent Creek using a four inch or smaller suction dredge/high-banker.
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Township 5 N, Range 2 W, Section 29, Seward Meridian. Crescent Creek off the Quartz Creek road.
Devils Vegetation Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/05/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
05/2013 Joseph Ford
907-228-7744
jpford@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Devils Vegetation Project includes treatments for improvement of vegetation and wildlife habitat, fire protection and prevention, and reduction of hazardous fuels on National Forest System lands near Kenai Lake and Cooper Landing, Alaska.
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. The project area is within the Quartz Creek watershed and located near Cooper Landing, Alaska near the junction of the Seward and Sterling Highways.
HHH mining plan of operations
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/25/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
05/2012 Michael Johnson
907-288-7729
mwjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Year round suction dredging in Palmer Creek with two (2) six inch suction dredges, high-banking on the bench above Palmer Creek, and use of two temporary tent camps. Access will be by snowmobile or ATV on existing trails.
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Township 9 North, Range 2 West, portions of Section 15 and 22, Seward Meridian. Palmer Creek road near Hope, Alaska.
Heaven's Gate mining plan of operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/12/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
05/2012 Michael Johnson
907-288-7729
mwjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Suction dredging (approximately May 1 – Oct 1), dependant on ADF&G habitat permit, in Canyon Creek using a four inch and a two inch suction dredge, access by road vehicle on existing road at Mile 53 Seward Hwy, and ATV access 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 approximately Mile 53 of the Seward Hwy.
Hope Stone mineral materials
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/25/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
05/2012 Michael Johnson
907-288-7729
mwjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Removing slate from an existing source near Mile 11.5 of the Hope Hwy using hand tools and mechanized equipment to load and move pallets of slate and for reclamation. Storage of slate on-site may be authorized through a special use permit
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Township 10 North, Range 1 West, portions of Section 29 and 32, Seward Meridian. Approximately Mile 11.5 Hope Hwy.
Infrasonic Avalanche Detection Sensors
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/08/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
04/2012 Sitka Pence
907-288-7720
sitkapence@fs.fed.us 
Description: Deployment of 2 to 3 infrasound monitoring sites near Seward Hwy mile post 21
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. Seward Hwy near mile post 21.
Kenai Lake Work Center East Land Sale
CE
- Facility management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Martin Creek Mining Plan of Operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/22/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
05/2012 Michael Johnson
907-288-7729
mwjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Seasonal (May - Nov) suction dredging in Martin Creek using (2) four inch and (1) two inch suction dredges. Access will be by ATV and on foot on the Lost Lake trail for approximately one to two trips per month.
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Township 2 N, Range 2 W, portions of Sections 22 and 23, Seward Meridian. Martin Creek approximately 2 miles from the Resurrection Pass trail.
McConnell Mining Plan of Operations
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 11/11/2011  05/2012 Michael Johnson
907-288-7729
mwjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Seasonal placer mining exploration using an 8 inch trommel fed using hand tools, use of a tent camp, and vehicle access on the Lynx Creek Mine Road.
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Township 7 N, Range 1 E, Section 9, Seward Meridian. Lynx Creek near Johnson Pass North Trailhead.
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.
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 06/2012 
Expected:03/2013
 
06/2013 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.
Silvertip mining plan of operations
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/25/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
05/2012 Michael Johnson
907-288-7729
mwjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Seasonal test hole exploration and production work on up to one acre. Brush and overburden will be removed using a small dozer and gravels will be fed into a trommel using a small excavator. A temporary ATV bridge is also proposed to be constructed.
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Township 7 North, Range 1 East, portions of Section 6, Seward Meridian. Silvertip Creek near approximately Mile 61 Seward Hwy.
Tri-Harder-a-thon City of Seward
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special area management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/02/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
04/2012 Sitka Pence
907-288-7720
sitkapence@fs.fed.us 
Description: 5 mile kayak (Kenai Lake), 6.3 mile run (Lost Lake Trail to Meridan Lakes Trailhead), 18.6 mile bike ride (on Seward Hwy).
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. Seward Ranger District, Kenai Lake, Lost Lake Trail, Meridan Lakes Trailhead.
Windy Point Communication site for the Municipality of Anchorage
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special area management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/08/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
04/2012 Sitka Pence
907-288-7720
sitkapence@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction for replacement, installion, and maintenance of communication site
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - NW1/4, Section 25, Township 10 N., Range 2 w., S.M. Hope Hwy mile post 13.3.
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