Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2013 to 09/30/2013
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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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)

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
Chugach Forest Plan Revision
EIS
- Land management planning  Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 04/2014 
Expected:12/2016  06/2017 Donald Rees
907-743-9513
djrees@fs.fed.us 
Description: Revision of the Chugach National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan (Forest Plan).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40816
Location: UNIT - Chugach National Forest All Units. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Anchorage, Kenai Peninsula, Valdez-Cordova. Chugach National Forest.
Cooper Creek Stream Restoration
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/16/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
05/2014 John Lang
907-288-7719
jslang@fs.fed.us 
Description: Stream restoration work on the lower 0.75 miles of Cooper Creek, from the mouth of the canyon to the confluence with the Kenai River.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/projects/chugach/landmanagement/projects
Location: UNIT - Chugach National Forest All Units. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Township 05N, Range 03W, and section 34. Mile post 51.5 Sterling Highway.
Jacks Peak and Pigot Point Communications Site
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:11/2012  04/2013 Joshua Milligan
907-743-9436
jmilligan@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed project would add infrastructure to two existing communication facilities at Jacks Peak and Pigot Point in Prince William Sound
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40466
Location: UNIT - Chugach National Forest All Units. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Seward Meridian in Township 9 South, Range 7 West, Section 29 on the Valdez A-7 USGS Quadrangle; Township 8 North, Range 6 East, Section 3 on the Seward D-4 USGS Quadrangle. Prince William Sound.
Prince William Sound Campsite Management Environmental Assessment
EA
- 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.
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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
Kenai Peninsula Invasive Plant Control
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/01/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36819
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
Copper River Delta Reed Canary Grass Control Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/24/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
09/2012 Kate Mohatt
907-754-2348
kmohatt@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Cordova Ranger District is proposing an integrated approach to control Reed Canary Grass (RCG) at the 18.2 mile recreation site. An integrated approach includes mechanical and chemical methods to control RCG, a highly invasive plant.
Location: UNIT - Cordova Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. LEGAL - USDA Forest Service. 18.2 Mile of Copper River Highway,.
Eyak Boat Launch Reconstruction Project
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/02/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
04/2013 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35906
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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/20/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
08/2012 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:
Scoping Start 02/17/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2012 
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.
Snag Lake Salmonid Habitat Enhancement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/17/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2012 
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 05/2012 
Expected:07/2012  07/2012 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 Avalanche School permit amendment
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/01/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
12/2013 Teresa Paquet
907-754-2314
tpaquet@fs.fed.us 
Description: Alaska Avalanche School has a permit to offer avalanche courses and has requested to increase service days from 534 to 705 in able to offer more courses.
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Anchorage, Kenai Peninsula. East and West sides of Turnagain Pass, Twentymile River drainage, Placer River drainage, Johnson Pass, Twin Tip, & Fresno Creek.
Alaska Dept of Fish & Game Cannery Crk Hatchery Health & Safety Improvements
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/09/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
05/2012 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 Mountain & Wilderness Huts Association, Inc Manitoba Cabin Access SUP Application
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/15/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
01/2013 Katherine Van Massenhove
907-754-2315
kvanmassenhove@fs.fed.us 
Description: Alaska Mountain & Wilderness Huts Association is requesting a 5 year permit for motorized access to the Manitoba Cabin via Fresno Creek and Mills Creek Roads.
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Fresno Creek Road and Mills Creek Road. T.7N, R.1W., Sec. 21; and Sec 28 and T. 7 N., R. 1 W., Sec. 21; and Sec 28.
Alaska Railroad Siding Removal at Spencer Glacier
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/15/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
01/2013 Katherine Van Massenhove
907-754-2315
kvanmassenhove@fs.fed.us 
Description: As stipulated in the minerals contract issued by the USFS, the Alaska Railroad is required to remove all track and structures and restore the area.
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. Spencer Glacier Whistle Stop.
American Mountain Guides Associtaion Special Use Permit Request
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/09/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
05/2012 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.
Backcountry Babes LLC outfitting & guiding permit application
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/01/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
05/2013 Teresa Paquet
907-754-2314
tpaquet@fs.fed.us 
Description: Backcountry Babes has applied for a permit to offer summer & winter introductory outdoor recreation skills & avalanche safety education courses. Requesting 10 yr term & 100 service days.
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Anchorage. Turnagain Pass, east side. Lost Lake Trail north of Seward.
Breakwater Expeditions Outfitter Guide Permit Amendment
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/27/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
06/2013 Teresa Paquet
907-754-2314
tpaquet@fs.fed.us 
Description: Amend current permit to extend the term for 8 more years. Permit authorizes guided sea kayak based camping in the Prince William Sound, Nellie Juan-College Fiord Wilderness Study Area.
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. Prince William Sound, West Port Wells, Harriman Fjord, Barry Arm, Eaglek Bay, Unakwik Bay, Culross Island, Culross Passage, Kings Bay, Port Nellie Juan.
Campsite Hardening and Restoration
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/19/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
06/2012 Christopher Stinson
907-754-2349
cstinson@fs.fed.us 
Description: 19 dispersed backcountry campsites in Wester Prince William Sound would be hardened and restored.
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Anchorage. Western Prince William Sound.
Chugach Adventures, LLC outfitting & guiding permit application
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/27/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
06/2013 Teresa Paquet
907-754-2314
tpaquet@fs.fed.us 
Description: Chugach Adventures (CA) purchased Chugach Adventure Guides' rafting business which had a permit for guided rafting on Portage Crk; heli supported rafting on 20mile River; & hiking/packrafting on 20mile River. AC wants 10 yr permit to offer same uses
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Anchorage. Portage Creek & Twentymile River drainage south of Girdwood. Upper Winner Creek Trail east of Girdwood.
Chugach Electric Association - Distribution lines renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/15/2012 
Expected:06/2013
 
06/2013 Katherine Van Massenhove
907-754-2315
kvanmassenhove@fs.fed.us 
Description: The special use authorization for Chugach Electric's distribution lines that cross national forest lands needs to be renewed to continue to authorize the powerline in their present location.
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. Distribution Lines for Portage Valley and Hope Highway, various other location on the Forest.
East Sixmile Road Fish Habitat Improvements and Stream Bank Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/21/2012 
Expected:03/2012
 
07/2012 John Lang
907-288-7719
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 Creek Campground Reconstruction
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/01/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
04/2015 Alison Rein
907-754-2329
arein@fs.fed.us 
Description: Upgrade existing 17-site campground to meet accessibility guidelines, provide recreation opportunities such as double sites, hiking trails, winter camping, and a small group camping area, and reduce exposure to flooding during rain events.
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - section 2 T 6N, R1E, Seward Meridian. MP 63 Seward Highway, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska.
Granite Creek Campground Reconstruction
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/01/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
06/2014 Alison Rein
907-754-2329
arein@fs.fed.us 
Description: recronstruct and upgrade existing 17 site campground to meet accessibility guidelines, provide additional recreation opportunitities such as group camping, double sites, hikingtrails and winter camping, and reduce exposure to flooding/erosion
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39145
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - west 1/2 of section 4, T7N, R1E. Campground entry road is at MP 63 Seward Highway, half-way from Seward to Anchorage.
Greg Jennen dba Alaska Glacier Mountain OUtfitters Permit Renwal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/09/2012 
Expected:04/2013
 
05/2013 Teresa Paquet
907-754-2314
tpaquet@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renew permit for 10 yr term to authorize boat based guided hunting in Prince William Sound. Authorized use is 39 hunts, 334 service days & tent camping for hunting of black & brown bear, deer, and goat in GMU 6D: GUAs 06-03, 06-04, 06-05, 06-06.
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. Prince William Sound.
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.
John Kjera Road permit for access to private land
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/15/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
04/2013 Katherine Van Massenhove
907-754-2315
kvanmassenhove@fs.fed.us 
Description: Mr. Kjera's access road authorized under special use permit is being jepordized by the shifting Portage Creek and it may become necessary to shift one corner (approximately 100 feet) of road over roughly 20 feet.
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Section 4, T. 8 N and R. 3 E, Seward Meridian. Portage, AK.
Main Bay Fish Hatchery Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2012 
Expected:11/2012  11/2012 Teresa Paquet
907-754-2314
tpaquet@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of a multi-year special use permit to Alaska Department of Fish and Game for continued use & maintenance of the Main Bay Fish Hatchery located in Main Bay, Prince William Sound. Managed by PWS Aquaculture Corp. EIS/ROD 1980. Constructed 1981.
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. LEGAL - NW1/4 SE1/4 SE1/4 Sec. 17, T. 5 N, R. 8 E. Seward Meridian. Head of Main Bay, western Prince William Sound, approx. 40 miles southeast of Whittier.
National Outdoor Leadership School application for amendment
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/27/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
05/2013 Teresa Paquet
907-754-2314
tpaquet@fs.fed.us 
Description: NOLS has requested to amend their current permit to authorize 70 more service days for a total of 2934 for kayak based camping and hiking in northern Prince William Sound
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. northern Prince William Sound.
Pacific Mountain Guides commercial big game hunting permit application
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/27/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
04/2013 Teresa Paquet
907-754-2314
tpaquet@fs.fed.us 
Description: Pacific Mountain Guides is reqested a 2 yr permit to offer guided hunting trips; GUA 06-04 & 06-05 black bear, deer, mtn goats, ducks & small game; GUA 06-06 & 06-03 brown bear; GUA 06-03 mtn goat; & fresh water fishing GUA 06-04 & 06-05. 28 hunts.
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. Prince William Sound ADF&G GMU 6, GUA 06-03, 06-04, 06-05, 06-06.
Portage Glacier Cruises Permit Modification
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/11/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
05/2013 Teresa Paquet
907-754-2314
tpaquet@fs.fed.us 
Description: Portage Glacier Cruises (Holland America Princess - Royal Hyway Tours) proposes to remove an existing authorized terminal building & replace with smaller facilities. The changes are due to cost of needed repairs. Construction would start end of May.
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Anchorage. Portage Valley, west shore of Portage Lake.
Private Road Special Use Permit - Paul Malone
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/15/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
01/2013 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.
Research Special Use Permit Request - Virgina Tech, Dr. James Spotila
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/15/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
05/2013 Katherine Van Massenhove
907-754-2315
kvanmassenhove@fs.fed.us 
Description: This request is for completing research to measure erosion rates by glaciers in several locations in the National Forest by collecting rock sampes from various areas, some requiring access by helicopter
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Various point locations identified. Vicinity of Girdwood, Portage Glacier and Turnagain Pass.
Rick Townsend dba Grizzly Expeditions Permit Amendment
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/09/2012 
Expected:04/2013
 
05/2013 Teresa Paquet
907-754-2314
tpaquet@fs.fed.us 
Description: Amend permit for 8 more yrs to authorize boat based guided hunting in Prince William Sound. Authorized use is 10 hunts & 50 service days for hunting of black bear in GMU 6D: GUA 06--05.
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. Western Prince William Sound.
Scott Shelly Private Road Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/15/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
01/2013 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.
The Alaska Alpine School
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/27/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
05/2013 Teresa Paquet
907-754-2314
tpaquet@fs.fed.us 
Description: Amend current permit to extend term for 8 more years for continued authorization of sea kayak based shore camping in Prince William Sound - Nellie Juan-College Fiord Wilderness Study Area
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. Prince William Sound including Blackstone Bay.
Unbeaten Path Sea Kayaking Permit Amendment
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/27/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
06/2013 Teresa Paquet
907-754-2314
tpaquet@fs.fed.us 
Description: Amend current permit to extend term for 8 more years. Permit authorizes kayak supported shore camping in western Prince William Sound, Nellie Juan - College Fiord Wilderness Study area
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. Prince William Sound - College Fjord, Esther Island, Esther Passage, Eaglek Bay, Unakwik Bay, Columbia Bay, west Valdez Arm, Blacstone Bay, west Knight Island Passage.
Upper Explorer Culvert Removal
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:10/2012  07/2013 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, LLC permit amendment
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/01/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
12/2013 Teresa Paquet
907-754-2314
tpaquet@fs.fed.us 
Description: Wild Alpine is requesting an amendment to their existing permit to authorize a new use area Southwest of Turnagain Pass. Current permit authorizes avalanche education classes and other baccountry travel uses in Turnagain Pass & Portage Valley.
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. Seward District, Silvertip area, north of Seward Highway, in the Gulch Creek and Bertha Creek areas.
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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
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/25/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 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.
Chugach Electric Association Hope Line Relocation
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/09/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
10/2012 Sitka Pence
907-754-2315
kvanmassenhove@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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38548
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.
City of Seward Renewal of Powerline Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/15/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
06/2013 Katherine Van Massenhove
907-754-2315
kvanmassenhove@fs.fed.us 
Description: The powerline permit for the City of Seward will expire at the end of 2013 and will need to be renewed to continue authorization to allow the right-of-way for the powerlines to cross National Forest Lands.
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - City of Seard Transmission Line: Dave Creek to Lawing is 115 KV and Lawing to Seward is 69 KV. Seward Highway from Mile 5 to mile 25.5.
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.
Danny One Mining Plan of Operation
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/21/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
05/2013 Karen Kromrey
907-224-3374
kkromrey@fs.fed.us 
Description: One year mining plan of operation for exploration of gold seasonally from May to October utilizing a four inch suction dredge in an unnamed creek on the claim. Access will be by road vehicle on the existing mine road at Mile 50 of the Seward Hwy.
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - T7N, R1W, Sections 8, 9 and 16; Seward Meridian. Mile 50 of the Seward Highway.
Devils Vegetation Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 06/11/2013  08/2013 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38120
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.
Gem Mining Plan of Operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/21/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
07/2012 Michael Johnson
907-288-7729
mwjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Seasonal high-banking along Palmer Creek with a two inch high-banker and use of a seasonal RV camp, ATV for access, and occasional use of a small dozer for reclamation work
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Township 9 North, Range 2 West, portions of Sections 21 and 22. Palmer Creek near confluence of Resurrection Creek.
HHH mining plan of operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/25/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
07/2012 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.
Historic Structures Stabilization Project
EA
- Heritage resource management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/05/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 Karen Kromrey
907-224-3374
kkromrey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Seward Ranger District proposes activities to stabilize three historic structures including removing vegetation adjacent to structures, replacing roofing and purlins, replacing sill logs, and installing doors and windows.
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Seward Meridian, T5N, R4W, Sec 34; T6N, R2W, Sec13; T9N, R2W, Sec 28. Hubbard Cabin near Cooper Landing, AK; Slate Creek cabin north of Moose Pass, AK, and Mull Cabin near Hope, AK.
Hope Stone mineral materials
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/25/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
07/2012 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
- 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.
Juneau North Burn
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2012 
Expected:04/2013  05/2013 Jessica Ilse
907-754-2322
jilse@fs.fed.us 
Description: Revisit a decision to improve wildlife habitat in the Juneau Creek ara. Aspen stands would be improved using low to moderate intensity prescribed fire to kill some overstory trees and stimulate aspen suckering.
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Anchorage. LEGAL - T5N, R4W, Section 13, SW 14; T5N, R4W, Section 14, SE 1/4 of SE 1/4. Juneau Creek area, near Cooper Landing north of the Sterling Highway.
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.
Kenai Lake Work Center East and Seward Residences #1 and #2 Site Conveyance
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Land ownership management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/08/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
08/2013 Robert Stovall
814-363-6097
rstovall@fs.fed.us 
Description: Sale of federally-owned properties located at Kenai Lake Work Center East in Moose Pass, Alaska, and Seward Residences #1 and #2 is Seward, Alaska; pursuant to the Forest Service Facilities Realignment and Enhancement Act of 2005, as amended.
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Section 25, T4N, R1W and Section 10, T1S, R1W; Seward Meridian. Kenai Lake Work Center East is located at Seward Highway milepost 23 (Moose Pass, AK); Seward Residence #1 and #2 are located at 4th and 5th Ave. and A St., respectively (Seward, AK).
Martin Creek Mining Plan of Operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/22/2011 
Expected:06/2012
 
07/2012 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 Operation
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/21/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
06/2013 Karen Kromrey
907-224-3374
kkromrey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Five year mining plan of operation authorizing seasonal (June to October) exploration of old mine tailings using a 12 inch trommel, small bulldozer, excavator and water pump with access by road vehicle on existing mine roads.
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - T7N, R1E, Section 9; Seward Meridian. Mile 64 of the Seward Highway.
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
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/25/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 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.
Special Use Permit Renewals for the Seward Ranger District
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/11/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
01/2013 Sitka Pence
907-224-4124
sitkapence@fs.fed.us 
Description: This decision will not result in any changes from the existing special use authorizations in terms of service days or areas authorized.
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. Seward Ranger District.
Stetson Creek Mining Plan of Operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/21/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
07/2012 Michael Johnson
907-288-7729
mwjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Suction dredging in Stetson Creek 3 to 4 times per summer season using a six inch suction dredge. ATV access on an existing trail that is closed to the general public.
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Township 4 North, Range 3 West, portions of Section 30. Approximately three miles up the Stetson Creek trail near Coooper Creek campground.
Stuarts 2012 Mining Plan of Operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/21/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
07/2012 Michael Johnson
907-288-7729
mwjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Seasonal prospecting along Abernathy and Afanasa Creeks using a three inch suction dredge. ATV use for one round trip to haul equipment to the site and one round trip to retrieve equipment in the fall.
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Township 7 North, Range 3 West, portions of Sections 26,27,33, and 36. Abernathy and Afanasa Creeks.
Trail Habitat Improvement Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2013 
Expected:09/2013  06/2014 Jessica Ilse
907-754-2322
jilse@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improve moose forage through prescribed burning, mechanical and/or hand treatements, reduce fuel loading and fuel continuity, and improve stand health by thinning spruce and hardwood stands in the Trail watershed.
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. Nortrh shore of Kenai Lake, Trail Creek, Grant and Ptarmigan Lakes.
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