Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2014 to 03/31/2014
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:
Comment Period Public Notice 06/16/2012 
Expected:09/2014
 
05/2015 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
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/17/2013  07/2013 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 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Christopher Stinson
907-754-2349
cstinson@fs.fed.us 
Description: This is project is a duplicate of Campsite Hardening and Restoration #38888.
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. LEGAL - Not Applicable. 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:
Comment Period Public Notice 12/05/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 01/2014 
Expected:03/2014
 
03/2014 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. LEGAL - Not Applicable. 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)  Completed  Actual: 03/18/2013  07/2013 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:
Objection Period Legal Notice 11/22/2013 
Expected:01/2014
 
04/2014 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 
Completed  Actual: 05/22/2012  07/2012 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 
Completed  Actual: 06/17/2012  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  Completed  Actual: 05/22/2012  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.
One Eyed Pond Channel
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  On Hold  N/A  N/A Ken Hodges
907-424-4738
khodges@fs.fed.us 
Description: One Eyed Pond is an isolated former gravel pit. We propose to dig a 40-ft channel to connect it to an adjacent pond. This will allow anadromous salmonids to enter and use the pond for summer and winter rearing habitat.
Location: UNIT - Cordova Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. LEGAL - Copper River Meridian, Cord B-4 quad, T16S, R1E, sect 30. 18 miles ESE of Cordova AK. 300 yds south of milepost 18.2 of the Copper River Hwy.
Proposal to install a 50 [m] meteorological (MET) monopole tower on Egg Island
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special area management  Completed  Actual: 08/01/2012  09/2012 Debra Srb
907-424-4726
dsrb@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Cordova Ranger District Received a proposal from the Native Village of Eyak to install a 50 [m] Meteorological (MET) tower for assessing temperture and wind conditions on Egg Island.
Location: UNIT - Cordova Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. LEGAL - T17S, R3W, SW 1/4, CRM & T17S, R4W, Sec. 13-24, CRM. Egg Island, Prince William Sound, Alaska.
Sand Trail Parking Area Construction Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Land ownership management 
In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 11/22/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 05/2014 
Expected:04/2014
 
08/2014 Dave Zastrow
907-424-4754
dzastrow@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project is to build a 60ft X 140ft. parking area at the Sand Trail trailhead to provide safe public parking along the Copper River Highway to access National Forest system lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43147
Location: UNIT - Cordova Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. LEGAL - Not Applicable. T. 16 S., R. 2 W., Section 2, CR Meridian.
Snag Lake Salmonid Habitat Enhancement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 05/22/2012  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  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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 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 11/2013 
Expected:04/2014
 
06/2014 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 Dept. of Fish & Game Coghill Weir and Camp Permit Renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/05/2013 
Expected:12/2013
 
01/2014 Teresa Paquet
907-754-2314
tpaquet@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renwal of a permit to operate & maintain a temporary salmon weir and permanent support camp. Structures include: cabin, weir, outhouse, 2 storage sheds, tent platform, rain gage, dock, antennas, foot paths and 3 bridges. Operate June-August.
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. LEGAL - T11N, R9E,Sec. 4 NW 1/4, S.M. Coghill River, Port Wells, Western Prince William Sound. Near Coghill Lake.
Alaska Railroad Corporation Permit Renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/05/2013 
Expected:12/2013
 
01/2014 Teresa Paquet
907-754-2314
tpaquet@fs.fed.us 
Description: Alaska Railroad Corp.is requesting renewal of their permit for another 5 year term. The current permit authorizes 3 avalanche mitigation improvements & 1 weather station for the purpose of protecting use of the railroad.
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Anchorage, Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Kern Creek Drainage - T10N, R2E, Sec 27 S.M. AKRR MM43 - T6N, R2E, Sec 16 S.M. Kern Creek Drainage, off Seward Hwy (1 detection system); Grandview area: AKRR MM43(weather station); AKRR MM43-10 & MM43-30 (2 detection systems).
Alaska Railroad Siding Removal at Spencer Glacier
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center Road Permit Renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/05/2013 
Expected:12/2013
 
01/2014 Teresa Paquet
907-754-2314
tpaquet@fs.fed.us 
Description: Requesting renewal of a 5-yr permit for continued maintenance and use of an existing road (& entrance gate) to allow access across national forest land to private property. Road is 675 ft long x 30 ft wide.
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Anchorage. LEGAL - portion of T9N, R3E, Section 31, SM. Entrance road to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center off Seward Hwy at MM 79, in Portage Alaska.
Alaska Working Retriever Club Permit Renwal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/05/2013 
Expected:12/2013
 
01/2014 Teresa Paquet
907-754-2314
tpaquet@fs.fed.us 
Description: Alaska Working Retriever Club is requesting a renewal of their recreational event permit for another 5 years. The permit would authorize AKC (dog) field trials and hunt tests with live ammo and minimal brushing for dog safety.
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - T9N,R1E,Sec14. Lyons Ponds and Turnagain Pass, both are west of Seward Hwy near MP 68.
Chugach Electric Association - Distribution lines renewal
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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  Completed  Actual: 06/08/2012  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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/01/2012 
Expected:02/2014
 
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.
Granite Creek Campground Reconstruction
EA
- Recreation management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Alison Rein
907-754-2329
arein@fs.fed.us 
Description: Duplicate of Granite Creek Campground Reconstruction Project #39145.
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.
IdidaRide Sled Dog Tours, Inc., Outfitter/Guide Proposal
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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.
Main Bay Fish Hatchery Permit Renewal
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 11/25/2012
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 11/2013 
Expected:06/2014
 
07/2014 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.
Potential Recovery of Pigeon Guillemot Populations, Naked Island Group-Prince William Sound
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 09/17/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 12/2013 
Expected:01/2014
 
01/2014 Carole Jorgensen
907-743-9562
cjjorgensen@fs.fed.us 
Description: The FS is tiering to the USFWS EA on Potential Pigeon Guillemot Recovery. Forest Supervisor would decide whether or not, and under what conditions, to authorize occupancy and use on CNF for personnel camping, trapping, and monitoring
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42785
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Naked Island Group, Glacier Ranger District, Prince William Sound.
Prince William Sound Campsite Hardening and Restoration
EA
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 01/19/2012
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 12/2013 
Expected:05/2014
 
06/2014 Christopher Stinson
907-754-2349
cstinson@fs.fed.us 
Description: 19 dispersed backcountry campsites in Western Prince William Sound would be hardened and restored.
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Anchorage. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Western Prince William Sound.
Private Road Special Use Permit - Paul Malone
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Retriever Club of Alaska Permit Renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/05/2013 
Expected:12/2013
 
01/2014 Teresa Paquet
907-754-2314
tpaquet@fs.fed.us 
Description: Retriever Club of Alaska is requesting to renew recreation event permit for another 5 years. It will authorize AKC (dog) field trials and hunt tests with live ammo, and minimal alder brushing for dog safety.
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - T8N,R1E,Sec 14. Lyons Ponds and Turnagain Pass, west of Seward Hwy near MP 68.
Scott Shelly Private Road Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Wild Alpine, LLC permit amendment
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/01/2013 
Expected:11/2013
 
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
Chugach Electric Assoc Relocation of Existing Hope Distribution Line in sec. 3, MP 5.5-5.8, Hope Hwy
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/05/2013 
Expected:12/2013
 
12/2013 Katherine Van Massenhove
907-743-9542
kvanmassenhove@fs.fed.us 
Description: The new alignment will require clearing a new 40-foot wide right-of-way along the west side of the Hope Highway and the installation of approximately 1500` of new overhead primary single-phase electric distribution line and retiring the existing line
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43204
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Section 22, T9N, R1W, Seward Meridian. Mile post 5.5-5.8, Hope Highway.
City of Seward Renewal of Powerline Permit
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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  Completed  Actual: 10/11/2011  05/2012 John Lang
907-288-7719
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.
Creek Side Nugget Plan of Operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 09/25/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 11/2013 
Expected:12/2013
 
06/2014 Michael Johnson
907-288-7729
mwjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Plan proposes suction dredging in Bear Creek using a four inch suction dredge and accessing with two ATVs trail on the Bear Creek trail which is closed to motorized access by the general public
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Township 9 North, Range 2 West, Section 1, Seward Meridian. Bear Creek near Hope, Alaska.
Gem Mining Plan of Operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/21/2012 
Expected:11/2013
 
06/2014 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:
Comment Period Public Notice 01/25/2012 
Expected:11/2013
 
05/2014 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.
HMC Palmer Creek Mining Plan of Operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 04/09/2013 
Expected:11/2013
 
06/2014 Michael Johnson
907-288-7729
mwjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: seasonal suction dredging and high-banking, sampling, road repair, and use of a seasonal camp consisting of tents or campers. Access will be by ATV or snowmobile, road vehicles, or small excavation equipment on roads currently closed to the public
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Township 9 North, Range 1 West, Section 30 and, Township 8 North, Range 1 West, Section 7, Seward Meridian. Several existing mining claims located in the Palmer Creek road area near Hope, AK.
Hope Stone mineral materials
EA
- Minerals and Geology  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Juneau North Burn
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/23/2013 
Expected:12/2013
 
01/2014 Jessica Ilse
907-754-2322
jilse@fs.fed.us 
Description: Revisit a decision to improve wildlife habitat in the Juneau Creek area. 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 - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - SW 1/4 Section 13,T5N, R4W; SE 1/4 of SE 1/4 Section 14,T5N, R4W, Seward Meridian. Juneau Creek area, near Cooper Landing north of the Sterling Highway.
Kenai Lake Work Center East #7398 and #3532 Conveyance
EA
- Facility management  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 11/15/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 12/2013 
Expected:03/2014
 
06/2014 Robert Stovall
907-743-9474
rstovall@fs.fed.us 
Description: Sale of two parcels totalling approximately 40 acres of National Forest System Lands at MP 23 of the Seward Hwy, pursuant to the Forest Service Facilities Realignment and Enhancement Act of 2005.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=20324
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
- Land ownership management
- Facility management 
Completed  Actual: 06/26/2013  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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41985
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).
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 03/2014 
Expected:06/2014
 
06/2014 Karen Kromrey
907-288-7745
kkromrey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approve a supplement to a mining plan of operations and new mining operations. Restore Resurrection Creek's channel, floodplain, and streamside vegetation to pre-mining conditions and enhance fish and riparian wildlife habitat.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=23483
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Seward Ranger District, Resurrection Creek.
Russian River Campground Reconstruction Project
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 06/01/2012
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 11/2013 
Expected:01/2014
 
05/2014 Karen Kromrey
907-288-7745
kkromrey@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of this project is to reconstruct Russian River Campground to improve pedestrian/vehicles access, improve functionality of Russian Lakes Trailhead, provide a fish waste disposal facility, and improve facilities for visitor contacts.
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - T.5N., R.4W., Sec 33,34,35, Seward Meridian. This project is located throughout Russian River Campground located at Mile 52.5 of the Sterling Highway, 3 miles west of Cooper Landing, Alaska.
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  Completed  Actual: 08/01/2012  09/2012 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.
Speical Use Authorization Simple Renewals
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Sitka Pence
907-224-4124
sitkapence@fs.fed.us 
Description: The permits for renewal are all in good standing with the Forest Service and are considered in compliance with their current permits.
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. Seward Ranger Distirct Chugach National Forest.
Stetson Creek Mining Plan of Operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 07/20/2012  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  Completed  Actual: 06/15/2012  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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Notice of Initiation 12/2013 
Expected:09/2014  09/2014 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41220
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Not Applicable. North shore of Kenai Lake, Trail Creek, Grant and Ptarmigan Lakes.
Winter Supplemental Plan of Operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 09/05/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 12/2013 
Expected:01/2014
 
05/2014 Michael Johnson
907-288-7729
mwjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Plan proposes cutting 15 to 20 small diameter trees in preparation of processing placer gravels and use and maintenance of approximately 500 feet of new access road to access upper benches of Quartz Creek for exploration.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42754
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Township 5 North, Range 2 West, portions of sections 9 and 10, Seward Meridian. Approximately Mile 40 of the Sterling Highway on Quartz Creek near Cooper Landing Alaska.
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