Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2014 to 09/30/2014
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 07/2014 
Expected:12/2016  06/2017 Steve Kessler
907-743-9461
skessler@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. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Chugach National Forest.
Cooper Creek Stream Restoration
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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:
Objection Period Legal Notice 04/07/2014 
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
Nunu Creek Habitat Enhancement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 06/27/2014  07/2014 Ken Hodges
907-424-4738
khodges@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Tatitlek Corporation proposes to enhance pink and chum salmon spawning habitat in Nunu Creek near the Native village of Tatitlek,AK. A federal grant has been approved for this activity.
Location: UNIT - Cordova Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. LEGAL - Copper River Meridian, Cordova D-8 quad, T11S, R8W, section 33. 60.87 N, 146.65 W. 0.7 mile northeast of Tatitlek, AK. Nunu Creek, which flows into Boulder Bay, Prince William Sound. 0.7 mile northeat of Tatitlek, AK. 40 miles south of Valdez. $0 miles northwest of Cordova. Project in creek just above mean high tide.
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.
Rocky Bay Lake Salmon Habitat Enhancement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/14/2014 
Expected:07/2014
 
08/2014 Ken Hodges
907-424-4738
khodges@fs.fed.us 
Description: Large wood, brush will be added to 2 lakes to improve winter habitat for coho salmon. The project is in a roadless area and has been reviewed by the Regional Forester. No roads will be built. Up to 30-40 small diameter trees <12" dbh may be cut.
Location: UNIT - Cordova Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. LEGAL - Seward B-1 quadrangle, Seward meridian, T3N, R13E, section 25. 60.33 N, 147.12 W. 40 miles southwest of Cordova, AK on the northern tip of Montague Island. 60.33 N, 147.12 W. 1 mile south of of the shore of Rocky Bay. Project is on two lakes joined by a Forest Service fish ladder.
San Juan Bay, Quadra Creek Habitat Improvement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/11/2014 
Expected:07/2014
 
07/2015 Ken Hodges
907-424-4738
khodges@fs.fed.us 
Description: Crowded stands in clearcut and uplifted areas would be thinned to accelerate tree growth and old-growth forest conditions. Canopy openings would be created in older clearcut to improve wildlife habitat. Some downed wood to be used for fish habitat.
Location: UNIT - Cordova Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. LEGAL - Quadra Creek: Seward meridian, Blying Sound D1-2 quadrangle, R10E, T3S, section 25. The San Juan watershed: Seward meridian, Blying Sound D-3 quadrangle, R9E, T4S, sections 22 and 27. The two watersheds are located on the southern end of Montague Island, roughly 60-75 miles southwest of Cordova, AK.
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.
Upper Ibeck Creek Off-Road Vehicle Trail
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/14/2014 
Expected:05/2014
 
06/2014 Ken Hodges
907-424-4738
khodges@fs.fed.us 
Description: Brush and grade a 1.2 mile off-road vehicle trail re-route that will reduce ORV trail stream crossings and trespass on adjacent private land. Crew will survey and mark boundary. Project will protect coho salmon spawning and rearing habitat.
Location: UNIT - Cordova Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. LEGAL - Cordova C-4 quadrangle, Copper River Meridian, R1W, T15S, section 6. Approximately 6 miles east of Cordova, AK, upper area of the Ibeck Creek/Scott River valley. 7 miles north of milepost 7.5 of the Copper River Highway.
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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  Completed  Actual: 06/11/2014  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  Completed  Actual: 04/10/2014  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 &amp; 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:06/2014
 
06/2014 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:07/2014
 
07/2014 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.
CDK mining plan of operations
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 05/12/2014 
Expected:06/2014
 
07/2014 Michael Johnson
907-288-7729
mwjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to approve a mining plan of operations for suction dredging and access on Bertha Creek in Turnagain Pass
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Section 26, Township 8 North, Range 1 East, Seward Meridian. Bertha Creek in Turnagain Pass on the Glacier Ranger District.
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 07/2014 
Expected:01/2015
 
01/2015 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.
Portage Valley Waterfowl and Fish Habitat Improvement Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2014 
Expected:09/2014  10/2014 Mary Benoit
907-224-4122
mbenoit@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reduce shoreline slope angle to provide habitat for waterfowl in old gravel extractioin pits, and increase vegeation diversity for waterfowl and fish habitat.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44690
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Anchorage. LEGAL - T.8N., R.3E., Seward Meridian. Old gravel ponds along the Portage Valley area.
Potential Recovery of Pigeon Guillemot Populations, Naked Island Group-Prince William Sound
EA
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 03/05/2014
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:07/2014
 
07/2014 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
- 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:08/2014
 
08/2014 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
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 05/12/2014  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
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.
Gem Mining Plan of Operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 05/21/2012
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 07/2014 
Expected:07/2014
 
07/2014 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 06/2014 
Expected:06/2014
 
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  Completed  Actual: 03/19/2014  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
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 04/09/2014  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.
Joe's Place mining plan of operations
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 05/15/2014  05/2014 Michael Johnson
907-288-7729
mwjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to extend a plan of operations for suction dredging and access to an operaton on Cooper Creek for an additional 5 years
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44470
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - township 4 north range 3 west section 6 seward meridian. approximately two miles upsteam of the Sterling Hwy on Cooper Creek.
Lynx #1 mining plan of operations
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 05/09/2014  05/2014 Michael Johnson
907-288-7729
mwjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal for an extension of an existing plan of operations for access on a trail closed to the general public, seasonal suction dredging, and a seasonal tent camp on Lynx Creek.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44424
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Lynx Creek near the Johnson Pass Trailhead north on the Seward Ranger District.
Mile 33 Seward Highway sand source expansion
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 05/06/2014  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
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43703
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
- Watershed management  Completed  Actual: 04/04/2014  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
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/01/2014  05/2014 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
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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
- 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
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 04/06/2014  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:
Objection Period Legal Notice 06/20/2014 
Expected:08/2014
 
08/2014 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.
Sarah Mining Plan of Operations
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 03/28/2014
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 06/2014 
Expected:06/2014
 
06/2014 Michael Johnson
907-288-7729
mwjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of an existing approved mining plan of operations for suction dredging and access on Gulch Creek near the Hope and Seward Highway junction. proposal is for five years in duration.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44533
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Gulch Creek near the Hope and Seward Highway junction.
Soggy Bottom Mountain Bike Race
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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).
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 07/2014 
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  Completed  Actual: 04/02/2014  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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