Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2014 to 06/30/2014
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.
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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 04/2014 
Expected:05/2014
 
06/2014 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
COR 256 Riverside Inn and Airboat Tours Increase User Days to 500
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/16/2014  02/2014 Debra Srb
907-424-4726
dsrb@fs.fed.us 
Description: Increase of user days for outfitter guide conducting business along the Copper River Highway and at the Childs Glacier Recreation site.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43550
Location: UNIT - Cordova Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Copper River Highway corridor with Analysis Area 06-02A2.
Cordova Telephone Cooperative Fiber Optic Line to Heney Ridge Comm. Site
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/13/2014  01/2014 Debra Srb
907-424-4726
dsrb@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Cordova Telephone Cooperative is proposing to install a 7,000 linear ft. fiber optic cable adjacent to the current electrical cable to the Heney Ridge Communications site on Heney Ridge CRM,T. 16 S., R. 2 W., Sec. 25 and 36, W 1/4.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43512
Location: UNIT - Cordova Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. LEGAL - Copper River Meridian, T. 16 S., R. 2 W., Sections 25 N/W1/4 and 36, W1/4. from the North edge of the Harvel/Kallander subdivision to the Heney Ridge Communications Site along the Copper River Highway, Cordova, Alaska.
Eyak Boat Launch Reconstruction Project
EA
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 02/07/2014  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.
Haystack Loop Trail, originally titled Mile 18 Creek Wetland Restoration/ Angler Trail.
EA
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Dave Zastrow
907-424-4754
dzastrow@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposal is to make a loop trail connecting existing Haystack Trail to an unimproved user-created fishing access trail. A boardwalk would prevent further damage to muskeg vegetation. Historical artifacts exist in the area. CZMA-FAA (1)
Location: UNIT - Cordova Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. LEGAL - T16S, R1E; Copper River Meridian. Southeast of Cordova; near Mile 18.5 of the Copper River Highway.
One Eyed Pond Channel
CE
- 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.
Sand Trail Parking Area Construction Project
EA
- 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:06/2014
 
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.
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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 
Expected:05/2014
 
06/2014 Teresa Paquet
907-754-2314
tpaquet@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposing health & safety updates to include: amending permit for new fuel tanks, new generator shed, new addition to hatchery, expansion of fish raceways
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33715
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 and Game Coghill Weir and Camp Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/05/2013 
Expected:04/2014
 
04/2014 Teresa Paquet
907-754-2314
tpaquet@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renwal of a permit to operate and 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43094
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
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/05/2013 
Expected:04/2014
 
04/2014 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 and 1 weather station for the purpose of protecting use of the railroad.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43091
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
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/05/2013 
Expected:04/2014
 
04/2014 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 (and entrance gate) to allow access across national forest land to private property. Road is 675 ft long x 30 ft wide.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43095
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
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/05/2013 
Expected:04/2014
 
04/2014 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43090
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.
Granite Creek Campground Reconstruction
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/01/2012 
Expected:04/2014
 
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.
Main Bay Fish Hatchery Permit Renewal
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 11/25/2012
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 04/2014 
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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40367
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 04/2014 
Expected:04/2014
Actual: 03/05/2014 
06/2014 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 04/2014 
Expected:07/2014
 
07/2014 Christopher Stinson
907-754-2349
cstinson@fs.fed.us 
Description: 19 dispersed backcountry campsites in Western Prince William Sound would be hardened and restored.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38888
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Anchorage. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Western Prince William Sound.
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
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/05/2013 
Expected:04/2014
 
05/2014 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43089
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.
Spencer Whistle Stop Outfitter & Guide Opportunities
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 10/14/2009
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 04/2014 
Expected:07/2014
 
11/2014 Teresa Paquet
907-754-2314
tpaquet@fs.fed.us 
Description: Provide commercial recreation opportunities at the Spencer Whistle Stop recreation area, by issuing special use permits.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43715
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Spencer Whistle Stop is located at mile 54.6 of the Alaska Railroad, ~10 miles south of Portage Alaska.
Wild Alpine, LLC permit amendment
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/02/2013 
Expected:04/2014
 
04/2014 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41981
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.
Williwaw Spawning Channel Treatments
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2014 
Expected:05/2014  06/2014 Alison Rein
907-754-2329
arein@fs.fed.us 
Description: Stabilize erosion at Williwaw Fish Viewing platfrom including repair of Williwaw Platform, modification of stream control structures upstream and downstream of Williwaw Platform. Remove alder and plant willow/cottonwood/birch to improve habitat.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43700
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Anchorage. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Williwaw Spawning Channel in Portage Valley, near the Wiliwaw Salmon Viewing Platform.
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Chugach National Forest,   Seward Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R10 - Alaska Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Alaska Department of Fish and Game O/G Permit Renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Katherine Van Massenhove
907-743-9542
kvanmassenhove@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue special use permit for guided cross-country skiing and overnight camping on Bean Creek and Resurrection Pass Trail; fishing and hiking on Russian River Angler and Russian River Falls Trails; fishing, hiking and camping on Lost Lake Trail.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43092
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Bean Creek, Resurrection Pass, Russian River Angler, Russian River Falls, and Lost Lake Trails.
Alaska Department of Fish and Game special use permit renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/27/2014  01/2014 Katherine Van Massenhove
907-743-9542
kvanmassenhove@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue permit for the placement of two incline plane salmon smolt traps in the Russian River.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43135
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Russian River: one trap about 150 meters above the confluence of the Russian and Kenai Rivers; the second trap about 1.5 km above the confluence.
Alaska Kenai Fishing for Fun Outfitter/Guide Permit Renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/27/2014  01/2014 Katherine Van Massenhove
907-743-9542
kvanmassenhove@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue special use permit for guided fishing on/along: Bench, Paradise, Johnson and Grayling Lakes, Quartz Creek, and Kenai River.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43100
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Bench, Paradise, Johnson and Grayling Lakes, Quartz Creek, and Kenai River.
Alaska Legacy Fish Camp, LLC Outfitter/Guide Permit Renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/27/2014  01/2014 Katherine Van Massenhove
907-743-9542
kvanmassenhove@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue special use permit for guided freshwater fishing on Russian River, Quartz Creek and Kenai River; guided hiking on Russian River Falls/Lower Trail.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43097
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Russian River, Quartz Creek and Kenai River, Russian River Falls/Lower Trails.
Alaska Railroad special use permit renewal for flood control berm
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/27/2014  01/2014 Katherine Van Massenhove
907-743-9542
kvanmassenhove@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue permit for the construction, operation, and maintenance of a flood control berm of approximately 2500 feet long, 12 feet wide, and 10 feet high upstream of the railroad embankment at Mile 36 on Trail Creek.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43137
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Sec. 3, T5N, R1E. Upstream of the railroad embankment at Mile 36 on Trail Creek.
Charles Lockwood Road Access Special Use Permit Renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/27/2014  01/2014 Katherine Van Massenhove
907-743-9542
kvanmassenhove@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue special use permit for use of an existing access across National Forest System lands to private property.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43136
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Sec. 24, T. 2 N., R. 1 W., SEWARD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN. The access is located between Lot D of US Survey 2530 and US Survey 2003 on the Primrose Road, Mile 17 Seward Highway.
Chugach Backcountry Fishing Expeditions Outfitter/Guide Permit Renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/27/2014  01/2014 Katherine Van Massenhove
907-743-9542
kvanmassenhove@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue special use permit for guided fishing along Carter/Crescent Lake, Russian River Angler, and Ptarmigan Creek Trails.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43098
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Carter/Crescent Lake, Russian River Angler, and Ptarmigan Creek Trails.
Chugach Electric Assoc Relocation of Existing Hope Distribution Line in sec. 3, MP 5.5-5.8, Hope Hwy
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 02/06/2014  02/2014 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.
Creek Side Nugget Plan of Operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 11/25/2013  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
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42880
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:
Comment Period Public Notice 05/21/2012
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 04/2014 
Expected:04/2014
 
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
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 04/2014 
Expected:05/2014
 
06/2014 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38123
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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41917
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  In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 01/26/2012 
Expected:04/2014
 
06/2014 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
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38127
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.
Install & Operate One Forest Service Repeater
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/10/2014 
Expected:03/2014
 
04/2014 Alison Rein
907-754-2329
arein@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install and operate a single, self-contained, VHF repeater. All construction materials brought to site via helicopter. No ground disturbance required; equipment is contained in or on an aluminum building with foundation included.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43710
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - T7N, R1E, SE 1/4 of Section 18, Seward Meridian. Mt. top approx. 2.5 miles south of MP 62 Seward hwy; 3,852' elevation.
Juneau North Burn
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 02/11/2014  03/2014 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40605
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 Hydro, LLC Special Use Permit Renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/27/2014  01/2014 Katherine Van Massenhove
907-743-9542
kvanmassenhove@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue special use permit for investigative studies for Grant Lake FERC preliminary license.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43134
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Sec. 1-3, 5, 8, 16-17, 20-21, 36, T. 4 N., R. 1 E., SEWARD MERIDIAN; Sec. 26-29, 32- 35, T. 5 N., R. 1 E., SEWARD MERIDIAN. Grant Lake/Grant Creek/Falls Creek.
Kenai Lake Work Center East #7398 and #3532 Conveyance
EA
- Facility management  Completed  Actual: 03/21/2014  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.
McClain's Mining Plan of Operations
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 03/07/2014  07/2014 Michael Johnson
907-288-7729
mwjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed mechanical placer mining plan of operations including several 50'x100' excavations per operating season and a 50'x50' camp area. Equipment proposed is a small trommel, small dozer, small excavator and skid steer loader.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43505
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Township 9 North, Range 2 West, Section 19. Coeur D'Alene Creek area of Plamer Creek Road near Hope Alaska.
Mile 33 Seward Highway sand source expansion
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/14/2014 
Expected:04/2014
 
06/2014 Michael Johnson
907-288-7729
mwjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal is to expand the southwest edge of the pit to access additional sand resources; the overall size of the pit will not exceed five acres. Sand will continue to be made available by request for both personal and commecial uses
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - T. 5 N, R.1 W, S. 21, Seward Meridian. approximately Mile 33 of the Seward Hwy near Moose Pass, Alaska.
Primrose Creek bank stabilization
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/14/2014 
Expected:04/2014
 
05/2014 John Eavis
907-288-7701
jeavis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Stabilize the south bank and reshape the floodplain and channel of Primrose Creek prevent high water events from damaging roads and recreation facilities. Place boulders and anchor up to 60 whole trees along 500 feet of the south creek bank.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43705
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - T. 3 N, R.1 W, S. 24, Seward Meridian. Primrose Creek campground and Kenai Lake boat launch off the Primrose Spur road at the south end of Kenai Lake.
Proposal from Verizon Wireless for Comm Site Lease at Windy Pt.(S) Comm Site
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/13/2013 
Expected:04/2014
 
04/2014 Debra Srb
907-424-4726
dsrb@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Chugach National Forest has received an application from Verizon Wireless for cellular use and for installation, operation and maintenace of communication equipment at the Windy Point Communications Site.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43709
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - NW1/4, Section 25, Township 10 N., Ranger 2 W., S.M. Latitude 60 55' 52" North and Longitude 149 33' 53" W. Adjacent to the Hope Highway, Kenai Penninsula Borough, Alaska.
Recreation Event 6-Mile Creek 2014
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/14/2014 
Expected:04/2014
 
04/2014 Sitka Pence
907-288-7720
sitkapence@fs.fed.us 
Description: Recreation Event to take place Sat/Sun during August 2014
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43843
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Hope Y 6-mile creek.
Resurrection Creek Aquatic Habitat Maintenance
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/15/2014 
Expected:04/2014
 
05/2014 Angela Coleman
907-288-7728
ajcoleman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restore flow into a constructed side channel by removing accumulated debris/sediment deposited during a 2012 ice dam break flood event. Improve grade control and excavate an additional inlet reducing potential dewatering from future flood events.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43535
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - T9N,R2W,NW Quarter Section 28. Resurrection Creek four miles upstream from Hope, Alaska.
Resurrection Creek Restoration Phase II
EIS
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Minerals and Geology 
In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 07/23/2010
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 06/2014 
Expected:08/2014
 
08/2014 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.
Resurrection Creek parking
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/14/2014 
Expected:04/2014
 
08/2014 John Eavis
907-288-7701
jeavis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Provide parking and discourage unauthorized off road vehicle travel in the riparian area adjacent to Resurrection Creek between MP 3.1 and 3.7 of the Resurrection Creek Road south of Hope, AK in the vicinity of the Rec Gold Panning Area and Trailhead
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43706
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Resurrection Creek Road Mile 3.1 to Mile 3.7 near Hope, Alaska.
Russian River Campground Reconstruction Project
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 06/01/2012
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 03/2014 
Expected:04/2014
 
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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42966
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.
Soggy Bottom Mountain Bike Race
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/03/2014 
Expected:03/2014
 
03/2014 Sitka Pence
907-288-7720
sitkapence@fs.fed.us 
Description: Mountain Bike Rec Event to take place first Saturday in August. This race uses the full length of the Resurrection Pass Trail (including Devils Pass). Race starts off of NFS lands in Hope, AK and ends off NFS lands in Hope, AK.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43719
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Resurrection Pass Trail (Including Devil's Pass Trail).
Tower Rock Lodge Outfitter/Guide Permit Renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/27/2014  01/2014 Katherine Van Massenhove
907-743-9542
kvanmassenhove@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue special use permit for guided fishing on Kenai River and along Russian River Angler Trail.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43099
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Kenai River and Russian River Angler Trail.
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 05/2014 
Expected:12/2014  03/2015 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 04/2014 
Expected:05/2014
 
06/2014 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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