Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2010 to 12/31/2010
Tongass National Forest

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.
Report Contents (click to jump to a section) :
Projects Occurring Nationwide
R10 - Alaska Region, Tongass National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R10 - Alaska Region, Tongass National Forest,  Admiralty National Monument (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R10 - Alaska Region, Tongass National Forest,  Craig Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R10 - Alaska Region, Tongass National Forest,  Hoonah Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R10 - Alaska Region, Tongass National Forest,  Juneau Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R10 - Alaska Region, Tongass National Forest,  Ketchikan - Misty Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R10 - Alaska Region, Tongass National Forest,  Petersburg Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R10 - Alaska Region, Tongass National Forest,  Sitka Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R10 - Alaska Region, Tongass National Forest,  Thorne Bay Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R10 - Alaska Region, Tongass National Forest,  Wrangell Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R10 - Alaska Region, Tongass National Forest,  Yakutat Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

Projects Occurring Nationwide  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 12/18/2009
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2010 
Expected:11/2011
 
12/2011 Larry Hayden
202-205-1559
lhayden@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Department of Agriculture proposes to promulgate a new planning rule, which will set out the process for development, revision, and amendment of National Forest System land management plans.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/planningrule
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Agency-wide Rule.
Nationwide Aerial Application of Fire Retardant on National Forest System Lands.
EIS

           *NEW LISTING*
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/27/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 Glen Stein
208-869-5405
gstein@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service will prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement for the continued nationwide aerial application of fire retardant on National Forest System lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/retardant/index.html
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
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Tongass National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R10 - Alaska Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Craig and Thorne Bay Outfitter/Guide EA
EA
- Recreation management
- Special area management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2010 
Expected:02/2011  04/2011 Susan Jennings
907-772-5864
sjennings@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will consider recreation use on the Craig and Thorne Bay Ranger Districts. The analysis area covers all NFS lands on Craig and Thorne Bay Ranger Districts. CZMA FAA-1
Location: UNIT - Craig Ranger District, Thorne Bay Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Prince of Wales-Outer. LEGAL - T 66 S, R 75 E to T 83 S, R 90 E. All of Craig & Thorne Bay RD's.
Radio Communication Site Upgrades
EA
- Facility management  Completed  Actual: 07/28/2010  08/2010 Michelle Putz
907-747-4278
mputz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Add or replace small fiberglass survival/communication structures at 15 existing Forest Service communication sites on mountain and ridgetops to improve radio personnel safety. Includes helicopter use in Wilderness. CZMA-FAA 3
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32536
Location: UNIT - Wrangell Ranger District, Hoonah Ranger District, Juneau Ranger District, Admiralty National Monument, Yakutat Ranger District, Petersburg Ranger District, Sitka Ranger District, Ketchikan - Misty Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway, Sitka, Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon, Wrangell-Petersburg (C, Yakutat. FS radio sites on Admiralty National Monument & Yakutat, Juneau, Hoonah, Sitka, Petersburg, Wrangell, Ketchikan/Misty Fiords R.D.s.
Three-Sided Shelter & Young-Growth Cabin EA
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/16/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
05/2011 Victoria Houser
907-826-1614
vhouser@fs.fed.us 
Description: Holistically look for cabin & shelter sites across Craig & Thorne Bay Ranger Districts. CZMA FAA-4
Location: UNIT - Craig Ranger District, Thorne Bay Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Prince of Wales-Outer. Across POW & outer islands.
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Tongass National Forest,   Admiralty National Monument (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R10 - Alaska Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Angoon Airport Project
EIS
- Facility management
- Road management 
In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 10/27/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2010 
Expected:01/2012
 
05/2012 Jennifer Berger
907-789-6278
jberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: The FAA is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to consider alternatives to, and impacts of constructing a new land-based commercial airport near the City of Angoon. The FAA is the lead agency and the USFS is a cooperator per an MOU.
Web Link:  http://www.angoonairporteis.com/
Location: UNIT - Admiralty National Monument. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Juneau. LEGAL - 57' 29" N, 134' 33-34" W. Near the environs of the City of Angoon and Favorite Bay.
Greens Creek Mine 2009 Surface Exploration Workplan
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 06/17/2010  07/2010 Sarah Samuelson
907-789-6274
ssamuelson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Drillsite locations for 2009 Surface Exploration Program at Greens Creek Mine. CZMA3
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=28613
Location: UNIT - Admiralty National Monument. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon. LEGAL - T.44S., R65E.; T.34S., R.65E; CRM. Admiralty National Monument - Greens Creek Mine, north-central portion of Admiralty Island.
HGCMC's Geotechnical and Hydrologic Drilling Investigations
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 06/10/2010  07/2010 Chad Hood
907-789-6256 or 586-8800
cchood@fs.fed.us 
Description: Hecla/Greens Creek Mining Co. submitted a proposal to conduct geotechnical and hydrologic drilling investigations on Admiralty Island in the vicinity of the Greens Creek mine as a supplement to their general Plan of Operations. CZMA FAA3
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33307
Location: UNIT - Admiralty National Monument. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon. T44S., R65E., CRM. Admiralty National Monument - Greens Creek Mine, north-central portino of Admiralty Island.
Hecla Greens Creek Mine Proposed Tailings Expansion
EIS
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 10/2010 
Expected:06/2012  07/2012 Sarah Samuelson
907-789-6274
ssamuelson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analyze Greens Creek's proposal to expand the existing tailings facility. FL/P-2
Location: UNIT - Admiralty National Monument. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon. LEGAL - LEGAL - T.44S., R65E.; T.34S., R.65E; CRM. UNIT - Admiralty National Monument. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Juneau. CRM. Admiralty National Monument - Greens Creek Mine, north-central portion of Admiralty Island.
Kanalku Creek Barrier Modification
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/01/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2010 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 Barbara Adams
907-789-6252
bjadams@fs.fed.us 
Description: Modify partial barrier falls to allow improved upstream migration for sockeye salmon. FAA (1)
Location: UNIT - Admiralty National Monument. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon. LEGAL - T.50.S, R69E., CRM. Kanalku Creek is located on the southeast corner of Mitchell Bay, Admiralty Island.
Mitchell Bay - Salt Lake Area EA
EA
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A John Neary
907-789-6224
jneary@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prepare a prospectus for outfitter guide use in the Mitchell Bay - Salt Lake area. CZMA - FAA 3
Location: UNIT - Admiralty National Monument. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon. LEGAL - T.50S., R.69E.,CRM. Mitchell Bay and Salt Lake areas on Admiralty Island National Monument.
Pack Creek Zoological Area Outfitting and Guiding
EA
- Special area management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/01/2009 
Expected:11/2010
 
02/2011 John Neary
907-789-6224
jneary@fs.fed.us 
Description: Establish guidelines for desired number of groups per day in Windfall Harbor and Swan Cove as well as consider potential changes to access and camping in those areas. FAA (4)
Location: UNIT - Admiralty National Monument. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon. LEGAL - T46S, R67E, Copper River Meridian. Admiralty National Monument, Alaska; Pack Creek is on the east side of Admiralty Island in Seymour Canal, 28 miles south of Juneau.
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Tongass National Forest,   Craig Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R10 - Alaska Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Dog Salmon Fish Pass Parking
EA
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:10/2011  03/2012 Victoria Houser
907-826-1614
vhouser@fs.fed.us 
Description: Develop parking area from existing road to accommodate up to six cars for fish pass viewing. CZMA - FAA (1)
Location: UNIT - Craig Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Prince of Wales-Outer. LEGAL - T75 S, R85E, Sec. 29 CRM. 25 miles east of Hydaburg along the Polk Road.
Gravelly Creek Trail Extension EA
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/10/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
10/2011 Victoria Houser
907-826-1614
vhouser@fs.fed.us 
Description: Extension of trail from Gravelly Creek at Thorne River to Falls Creek. CZMA FAA (1)
Location: UNIT - Craig Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Prince of Wales-Outer. Gravelly Creek to Falls Creek.
Hyak Mine Road SUP CE
CE
- Special area management
- Special use management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2010 
Expected:12/2010  03/2011 Melanie Slayton
907-828-3249
mslayton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Develop road to access private land. CZMA – FL/P (2)
Location: UNIT - Craig Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Prince of Wales-Outer. LEGAL - Section 31, T73S, R84E, CRM. Access from the end of the 2024-200 rd. Use of .4 acres of land to construct a 700 foot road to access private land.
Twelvemile Creek Watershed Restoration
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:04/2011  06/2011 Thomas Cady
907-874-7524
tcady@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would authorize upland and riparian thinning treatments, road storage projects, and aquatic habitat improvement projects. The project area is central Prince of Wales Island and is part of the Craig Ranger District. CZMA FAA (4)
Location: UNIT - Craig Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Prince of Wales-Outer. Twelvemile Arm, Twelvemile watershed, Prince of Wales Island.
Wolf Creek Boatworks SUP CE
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 08/25/2010  08/2010 Melanie Slayton
907-828-3249
mslayton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Historical boat building facility since 1938; approximately 4 acres permitted for use. CZMA FAA (3)
Location: UNIT - Craig Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Prince of Wales-Outer. LEGAL - Section 24, T73S. R84E, CRM. Twelve Mile Arm, approximately 7 miles NE of Hollis IFA terminal.
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Tongass National Forest,   Hoonah Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R10 - Alaska Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Checkerboard Small Timber Sale(s)
EA
- Forest products  Completed  Actual: 08/24/2010  04/2011 Terry Fiske
907-945-1217
tfiske@fs.fed.us 
Description: To manage the timber resources, promote forest health, and provide an opportunity for small logging companies and sawmills to obtain timber. Harvest two to five units over a six year period using the existing road system. CZMA-FAA (2)
Location: UNIT - Hoonah Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon. LEGAL - T 45S R 62E Sections 7, 17, 18, 20, 21, 29 and T45S R 61E Sections 12 and 13. Hoonah Ranger District, NE Chichagof Island. Checkerboard.
END OF ROAD Timber Sale
CE
- Forest products  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/06/2009 
Expected:11/2010
 
05/2011 Terry Fiske
907-945-1217
tfiske@fs.fed.us 
Description: To manage the timber resources, promote forest health, and provide an opportunity for small logging companies and sawmills to obtain timber. Use existing road system. CZMA-FAA(2).
Location: UNIT - Hoonah Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon. LEGAL - T47S, R64E, Section11, 12, and 14. Chichagof Island. END OF ROAD.
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Tongass National Forest,   Juneau Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R10 - Alaska Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
APT Schubee Lake Hydro Investigative Permit
EA
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 08/24/2010  09/2010 Jennifer Berger
907-789-6278
jberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Investigative Permit to explore the potential for a hydroelectric project at Schubee Lake, FL/P-2
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32785
Location: UNIT - Juneau Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Juneau. LEGAL - Skagway B-1:T29S, R61E, S/W1/4 SEC 9, N/W1/4 SEC 16, and N/E1/4 SEC 17, CRM. 6 miles S of Skagway on east side of Taiya Inlet, Juneau Ranger District, Juneau, Alaska.
Auk Village Rec Area Parking Improvement - Phase I
CE
- Recreation management
- Road management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Ed Grossman
907-789-6237
egrossman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Road maintenance, including but not limited to: culvert replacement, paving, line-painting, installation of traffic-calming devices. Precursor to Auk Village Rec Area Parking Improvement - Phase II.
Location: UNIT - Juneau Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Juneau. LEGAL - T40S, R65E, S29 CM. 15 miles NW of Juneau on Glacier Hwy. - Auk Recreation Area road, Juneau, Alaska.
Auk Village Rec Area Parking Improvement - Phase II
EA
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Ed Grossman
907-789-6237
egrossman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Widen road to accommodate safe parking for 100+ motor vehicles, incorporating traffic calming measures. CZMA-FAA(3)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30073
Location: UNIT - Juneau Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Juneau. LEGAL - SEC 29, T40S, R65E, CM. 15 miles NW of Juneau on Glacier Highway - Auk Recreation Area road, Juneau Ranger District, Juneau, Alaska.
Juneau Hydropower Sweetheart Lake Exploratory Permit
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 08/24/2010  01/2011 Jennifer Berger
907-789-6278
jberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install two stream gauges as well as permit field surveys for studies of” fish, wildlife, botany, cultural, socio-economic, aquatic and bathymetric and lake shore analysis”. FL/P-2
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32787
Location: UNIT - Juneau Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Juneau. LEGAL - Sumdum D-5: SEC 20 and 30, T45S, R73E, CRM. 38 miles SE of Juneau in Gilbert Bay area, Juneau Ranger District, Juneau, Alaska.
NPS Goat Lake Communications Site Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/14/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
01/2011 Jim Case
907-789-6283
jimcase@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation of a remote automated weather station (RAWS) and a radio communications repeater at the Goat Lake Electronic Site. Goat Lake is 7 mi. from Skagway in a cirque valley at 2925 ft., outside the State's designated coastal zone. FL/P-2
Location: UNIT - Juneau Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Juneau. LEGAL - Skagway C-1 NW1/4 and SE1/4 SEC 15, T27S R60E CRM. 6.5 miles NE of Skagway, Alaska near Goat Lake, Juneau Ranger District, Juneau, Alaska.
Peterson Lake Trail Maintenance
CE
- Recreation management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Ed Grossman
907-789-6237
egrossman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Trail maintenance will harden muddy sections of trail over the entire 4.2 mile length of the trail from the road to the cabin. Work will include drainage repair to move water off the tread. FAA (3)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32791
Location: UNIT - Juneau Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Juneau. LEGAL - SEC 13, T39S, R64E, CM. Trail head is just past mile 23 on Glacier Highway on the uphill side of the road, Juneau Ranger District, Juneau, Alaska.
Powerline Trail Culvert Removal and Bridge Installation
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 07/08/2010  07/2010 Pete Schneider
907-789-6255
pschneider@fs.fed.us 
Description: Removal of undersized culvert from Dredge Creek, rehabilitation of disturbed stream area, and installation of footbridge across creek. FAA (3)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31211
Location: UNIT - Juneau Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Juneau. LEGAL - T40S, R66E, S17 CRM. Juneau Ranger District - Dredge Creek is located within the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area.
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Tongass National Forest,   Ketchikan - Misty Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R10 - Alaska Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Central Gravina Timber Sale EIS
EIS
- Forest products  On Hold  N/A  N/A Linda Pulliam
907-228-4124
lcpulliam@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project to harvest about 38 MMBF from 53 harvest units on 1,250 acres of timber production LUD. Project would construct about 14 miles of system road and 2 miles of temporary road in Gravina Roadless Area 522. CZMA FAA-1
Location: UNIT - Ketchikan - Misty Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Ketchikan Gateway. LEGAL - T75-76S R90-91E. Gravina Island west across Tongass Narrows from Ketchikan AK.
Ed Schofield Marble Creek Access Roads
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Jeannie Blackmore
907-228-4120
jblackmore@fs.fed.us 
Description: Provide access to private property. FL/P-1
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32692
Location: UNIT - Ketchikan - Misty Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Ketchikan Gateway. LEGAL - Copper River Meridian T. 73 S., R. 93 E., sec. 28, U.S.M.S. 1462. This property is located in Marble Creek area off of Shoal Cove.
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION SAW RIDGE, REVILLAGIGEDO ISLAND
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:12/2010  01/2011 Jeannie Blackmore
907-228-4120
jblackmore@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special use reauthorization for the FAA to operate a communication site located along Saw Ridge, southeast of Notch Mountain, near Thorne Arm. FAA (3)
Location: UNIT - Ketchikan - Misty Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Ketchikan Gateway. LEGAL - Copper River Meridian, T75S, R90E, Sec. 18. Saw Ridge, southeast of Notch Mountain, near Thorne Arm on Revillagigedo Island.
Hyder Nine Mile Pit Mineral Material Sale
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:11/2010  11/2010 Scott Leslie
907-826-1633
sjleslie@fs.fed.us 
Description: A mineral material sale of 85,000 cubic yards of sand and gravel from an existing pit commonly known as the Nine Mile Pit north of Hyder. In conjunction, a pit plan will be established for future use of the site. CZMA FL/P 2
Location: UNIT - Ketchikan - Misty Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Ketchikan Gateway. LEGAL - Township 67 South, Range 99 East in section 35, Copper River Meridian. Ninemile Pit located along the Salmon River at approximately the nine mile post on the Granduc Road north of Hyder, Alaska.
Ketchikan-Misty Fiords Ranger District Outfitter/Guide Management Plan
EIS
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 09/27/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
01/2012 Susan Jennings
907-772-5864
sjennings@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will determine recreation use levels for outfitters and guides on the Ketchikan-Misty Fiords Ranger District (CZMA FAA-1)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32817
Location: UNIT - Ketchikan - Misty Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Ketchikan Gateway. LEGAL - District-wide. Entire Ketchikan-Misty Fiords Ranger District.
Ketchikan-Wrangell Invasive Plant Treatments on Developed Sites
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Will Young
907-228-2148
wtyoung@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Ketchikan-Misty Fiords and Wrangell Ranger Districts propose treating infestations of invasive plants on developed sites. The proposed treatment method is foliar application of herbicide (glyphosate or clopyralid) using a backpack sprayer FAA(4)
Location: UNIT - Ketchikan - Misty Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Ketchikan Gateway. LEGAL - 74S, 97E Sec 36/75S, 97E Sec 14/70S, 91E Sec 5/74S, 93E Sec 16/73S, 93E Sec 18/64S, 83E Sec 14, 15, 16, 20, 21/63S, 82E Sec 20/64S, 79E Sec 13-14/63S, 81E Sec 19/64S, 85E Sec 8, 16,28/64S, 85E, Sec 35. Eleven locations on Revilla, Wrangell, Etolin and Zarembo Islands. Treatements will be restricted to dusturbed sites such as log tranfer facilities, sort yards, road bed, roadside.
Rain Forest Aerial Tram
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/13/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
04/2011 Cathy Tighe
907-228-4134
ctighe@fs.fed.us 
Description: To allow construction an aerial tram and observation tower at Herring Bay under special use authorization, 5 miles south of Ketchikan. The tram would be constructed to the top of Fawn Mountain. CZMA FL/P-1
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=18608
Location: UNIT - Ketchikan - Misty Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Ketchikan Gateway. LEGAL - 55 ' 18" N, 131'34" W to 55'19"N, 131' 33" W. A tram starting in Herring Bay and traveling to the top of Fawn Mountain.
Soule River Hydro-investigative Surveys
CE
- Land management planning  Completed  Actual: 09/09/2010  10/2010 Jeannie Blackmore
907-228-4120
jblackmore@fs.fed.us 
Description: Complete physical and biological surveys on the Soule River watershed to investigate the feasibility of the Soule River Hydro Project FERC P-13528. Proponent is Soule Hydro, LLC. CZMA FL/P-2
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32599
Location: UNIT - Ketchikan - Misty Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Ketchikan Gateway. LEGAL - T. 69 S., R. 99 E., and R. 100 E., and T. 70. S. R. 99 E. and R 100. E., Copper River Meridian. Soule River watershed, approximately nine miles southwest of Hyder, Alaska.
Whitman Lake Hydroelectric Project
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/01/1998 
Expected:10/2010
 
01/2011 Jeannie Blackmore
907-228-4120
jblackmore@fs.fed.us 
Description: Ketchikan Public Utilities seeks a FERC license for a 4.6-megawatt hydroelectric facility. FERC is preparing the EA. After the license is granted, the USFS will issue a special use authorization for the duration of the FERC license. CZMA FL/P (1)
Location: UNIT - Ketchikan - Misty Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Ketchikan Gateway. LEGAL - Sec. 26, 27, & 35 T75S R91E CRM. Whitman Lake is 4 miles east of Ketchikan, AK.
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Tongass National Forest,   Petersburg Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R10 - Alaska Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Authorize Removal of Mineral Material from Existing Borrow Pits
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2010 
Expected:10/2010  01/2011 Russell Beers
907-772-5940
rbeers@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize the removal of mineral material from existing borrow pits on National Forest System lands on Mitkof Island for free use and small sales. Borrow pits would not be expanded. CZMA - FL/P2.
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg (C. Several existing rock pits on Mitkof Island.
Central Kupreanof Timber Harvest
EIS
- Forest products  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/19/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
05/2011 Tom Parker
907-772-5974
tparker02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize timber harvest with stewardship opprotunities in Phase 1 lands on Kupreanof Island. CZMA-FAA(2).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=14512
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - T. 60 S., R. 75 -76E. , T. 61 S. R. 75-76 E., T. 62 S. R. 75-76 E. Central Kupreanof Island, Tongass National Forest, Petersburg Ranger District.
DeBoer Recreation Cabin Decomissioning
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/26/2009 
Expected:11/2010
 
07/2011 Joe Teter
907-772-5949
jteter@fs.fed.us 
Description: Exploring alternatives for funding and support to maintain cabin for public use. One option is decommissioning the cabin. CZMA - FAA(3).
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Latitude: 57.09483333, Longitude: -132.9427778. The cabin is located approximately 20 air miles NE of Petersburg at the west end of DeBoer Lake (elevation 1,420 feet).
Kake Microsale #2
CE
- Forest products  Completed  Actual: 09/27/2010  11/2010 Stephen Lombard
907-772-5905
slombard@fs.fed.us 
Description: Sale will make available individual standing dead and down trees for purchase by interested members of the community of Kake. Microsales target dead and down trees that can be reached from existing rds within the project area. (CZMA-FAA 2)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31627
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - T75E T58S. Project location is on the 6328 Rd. part of the NFS road system outside of Kake and will include dead, down, and dying trees on either side of the road. Total area will not exceed 250 acres.
Kake-Petersburg Intertie
EIS
- Special use management  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 05/07/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
01/2013 Christopher Savage
907-772-5900
csavage@fs.fed.us 
Description: Determine final location for a power transmission line and access road along the powerline corridor, between the communities of Petersburg and Kake. (CZMA-FL/P1)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31761
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg (C. LEGAL - Mitkof and Kupreanof Islands, linking the communities of Petersburg and Kake. Intertie would run from Petersburg, across the Lindenberg Penninsula, crossing Duncan Canal and heading North to Kake.
Mitkof Island Timber Sale
EA
- Forest products  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2010 
Expected:10/2011  12/2011 Tom Parker
907-772-5974
tparker02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize timber harvest on Mitkof Island. CZMA - FAA(2)
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - T.58 S  T.62 S, R.80 E  R.82 E (Mitkof Island). Mitkof Island, Petersburg Ranger District, Tongass National Forest.
Mitkof Microsales
CE
- Forest products  Completed  Actual: 09/27/2010  11/2010 Stephen Lombard
907-772-5905
slombard@fs.fed.us 
Description: Mitkof Microsales will make available individual standing dead and down trees for purchase by interested members of the community. Microsales target dead and down trees that can be reached from existing roads within the project area. CZMA-FAA2
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31625
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - T59S R80E (Twin Creek) and T62S 80E (Woodpecker). NFS Road 6209 (Twin Creeks) and NFS Rd. 6245 (Woodpecker area). The project area will not exceed 250 acres.
North Kuiu Stream Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 06/28/2010  07/2010 Heath Whitacre
907-772-5936
hwhitacre@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project proposes to use hand tools to install wood structures in four stream sites on North Kuiu Island, and to selectively thin alder to improve floodplain habitat and provide future wood recruitment to streams. (CZMA-FAA3)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31804
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Section 9, T59S, R72E (2 sites); Section 28, T59S, R72E (1 site); Section 23, T58S, R71E (1 site); Copper River Meridian. Saginaw, Kadake, and Rowan watersheds are located on North Kuiu Island, approximately 15 miles SW of Kake, and approximately 43 miles W of Petersburg.
Petersburg Ranger District Scow Bay Warehouse and Upper Lot Conveyance
CE
- Facility management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/01/2009 
Expected:01/2011
 
06/2011 Linda Slaght
907-772-5948
lslaght@fs.fed.us 
Description: Sale of approx 1.48 acres of federal land and improvements (administrative sites) near Petersburg, AK through public auction. Proceeds of sale will be used to offset the cost of other facility construction or repair needs on the Tongass CZMA FAA (3)
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Portion of Lot 5, Section 10, Township 59 South, Range 79 East, Copper River Meridian. Scow Bay warehouse is a 2-story wood framed bldg w/ shop & storage areas on 0.41 waterfront acres at 362 Mitkof Hwy, Petersburg, AK. Upper parcel is undeveloped lot (1.07 acres) on uphill side of Hwy.
Petersburg Supervisor's Office Parking Lot Conveyance
CE
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/20/2007 
Expected:09/2010
 
10/2010 Linda Slaght
907-772-5948
lslaght@fs.fed.us 
Description: Sale of federal property (Petersburg Supervisor's Parking lot & flammable storage shed) through public auction.Proceeds will be used to offset the cost of future facilities repairs and improvements. CZMA - FAA-3
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - City of Petersburg, Alaska, Lots 18, 19, and 20, Block 300. Within the City of Peterburg, AK NE of the OMNI building which is accessed by 12th St off of Haugen Drive.
Raven Trail Construction and Reconstruction
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/15/2003 
Expected:11/2010
 
05/2011 Paul Olson
907-772-5947
polson01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction of new trail segment connecting Raven Trail near the Sandy Beach Picnic Area on non-National Forest Land; construction and rerouting or reconstruction of existing trail to improve grade to top of Raven Ridge. CZMA - FAA(3)
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. Within and adjacent to the city of Petersburg, AK on Mitkof Island.
Reissue 13 Special Use Permits
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/01/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
01/2011 Russell Beers
907-772-5940
rbeers@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue 12 existing isolated cabin special use permits and one tent platform special use permit. These are existing structures, and no change or expansion of the current authorized uses would occur. CZMA - FL/P2.
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. Petersburg Creek -4 cabins; Duncan Canal-3 cabins;Blind Slough-2 cabins; Woewodski Is-1 cabin; Portage Bay-1 cabin; Wrangell Narrows-1 cabin; 1 tent platform on Tonka Rd system, Kupreanof Is.
Tonka Timber Sale
EIS
- Forest products  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 02/25/2009
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2010 
Expected:07/2011
 
10/2011 Tom Parker
907-772-5974
tparker02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize timber harvest and related infrastructure development within Phase I areas on South Lindenberg Peninsula (VCUs 437, 439, 447), Kupreanof Island. CZMA - FAA(2)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=21182
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. South Lindenberg Peninsula, Kupreanof Island, located approximately 10 miles southwest of Petersburg, Alaska.
Two Year Precommercial Tree Thinning Project 2011-2012
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/01/2009 
Expected:12/2010
 
05/2011 Renaker Parks
907-772-5975
rparks@fs.fed.us 
Description: Precommercial tree thinning of approximately 3,628 acres over a 2 year period. The stands are currently (in 2010) 20-35 years old. (CZMA-FAA3)
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. Kuiu Island, and Portage Bay and Kake on Kupreanof Island.
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Tongass National Forest,   Sitka Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R10 - Alaska Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Abandoned Mine Lands Closures - Sitka Ranger District
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/06/2010  07/2010 Michelle Putz
907-747-4278
mputz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Closure of 12 adits and shafts at 8 different mines for safety. Most adits would be filled with expanding polyurethane foam (one would be filled with locally available rock); shafts would be closed with metal or fiberglass grating. CZMA - FAA (3)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31742
Location: UNIT - Sitka Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Sitka. Various locations on SRD-Klag Bay and Ogden Passage, Halleck Island, southwest side of Silver Bay.
Conveyance of Sitka Residences
CE
- Facility management  Completed  Actual: 08/23/2010  10/2010 Peggy Marcus
907-747-4274
pmarcus@fs.fed.us 
Description: Conveying two houses (single-family, 3-bedroom residences), each with 0.25 acres of land in Sitka (sale of underutilized facilities in accordance with Forest Service Facility Realignment and Enhancement Act of 2005). CZMA FAA (3)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=24044
Location: UNIT - Sitka Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Sitka. LEGAL - 57' 03" N, 135' 20" W. Sitka, Alaska, 402 Monastery Street and 501 Sawmill Creek Road.
Cross Trail Extension Cascade Creek to Kramer Ave
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 07/06/2010  08/2010 Annemarie LaPalme
907-747-4209
alapalme@fs.fed.us 
Description: Amend special use permit to the city and borough of Sitka for construciton and maintenance of an extension of the cross trail located on National Forest land (CZMA FAA3).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30879
Location: UNIT - Sitka Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Sitka. LEGAL - CRM T55S R63E Section 23 USGS Quadrangle Sitka A-5. City of Sitka.
Deer Lake Coho Rearing Facility Permit Re-Issuance (NSRAA)
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:01/2011  02/2011 Peggy Marcus
907-747-4274
pmarcus@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue special use permit for coho rearing facility- run by NSRAA CZMA-FL/P-2
Location: UNIT - Sitka Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Sitka. LEGAL - T62S, R69E Section 5 and T61S, R69E section 5. Deer Lake, Baranof Island, Alaska.
Eagle River Fish Passage and OHV Access
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Robert Miller
907-747-4208
rjmiller02@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to alleviate water quality and fish passage concerns and allow OHV access to Gilmer Bay and Eagle River watersheds via Forest Road 7595 CZMA FAA (1)
Location: UNIT - Sitka Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Sitka. LEGAL - T53S R61E Sections 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 27, 28, 29 T53S R60E Section 24. North Kruzof Island.
Hidden Falls Fish Hatchery Alaska Department of Fish and Game
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2010 
Expected:01/2011  06/2011 Peggy Marcus
907-747-4274
pmarcus@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-Issue of special use permit for a salmon hatchery run by the State of Alaska Department of Fish and Game FAA (3)
Location: UNIT - Sitka Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Sitka. LEGAL - Township 54 South Range 66 East Section 2. Hidden Falls, Baranof Island 25 miles NW of Sitka.
Krestof Sound Wildlife Enhancement
CE
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Perry Edwards
907-747-4220
pedwards@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improve wildlife habitat in densely stocked young growth forests in the Krestof Sound Area. CZMA Category: FAA 1
Location: UNIT - Sitka Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Sitka. LEGAL - T54S R63E Secs 2, 3, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 34, 35. Krestof Island and other islands/areas in the vicinity approximately 8 miles northwest of the City of Sitka (located on Baranof Island).
Kruzof FAA Communication Site
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 08/06/2010  08/2010 Peggy Marcus
907-747-4274
pmarcus@fs.fed.us 
Description: FAA wil replace existing communication infrastructure with in the existing footprint. Upgrading facilities CZMA FAA3
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32906
Location: UNIT - Sitka Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Sitka. LEGAL - T53S R61E Section 9. 35 miles northwest of Sitka.
Lake Eva Cabin Replacement
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 07/26/2010  02/2011 Annemarie LaPalme
907-747-4209
alapalme@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace Cabin with ADA accessible structure; replace decking around cabin and ADA accessible outhouse (CZMA FAA 3)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=27295
Location: UNIT - Sitka Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Sitka. LEGAL - Township 51 South Range 64 East Sections 35 & 36. Baranof Island.
Lake Osprey Hydropower, Little Port Walter NMFS Marine Station Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:04/2011  07/2011 Peggy Marcus
907-747-4274
pmarcus@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue new special use permit for re-construction and use of an existing hydropower facility at Little Port Walter NMFS Marine Station, CZMA FLP 1
Location: UNIT - Sitka Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Sitka. LEGAL - T63S R69E Section 21. Little Port Walter 55 miles SE of Sitka.
Peril EA
EA
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:04/2011  05/2011 Perry Edwards
907-747-4220
pedwards@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improve watershed function as well as fisheries and wildlife habitat in the False Island area. Provide improved recreational opportunities and protect archaeological sites in the area. CZMA Category: FAA 1
Location: UNIT - Sitka Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Sitka. LEGAL - Lat: 57.56 Long -135.02. False Island and Sitkoh Bay which are located on the southeast portion of Chichagof Island approximately 30 air miles northeast of the City of Sitka, Alaska.
Redoubt Lake Cabin Replacement
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/08/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
03/2011 Eric Abele
907-747-4280
ericabele@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace 1960's A-Frame cabin with a Region 10 approved pan abode style cabin, due to deferred maintenance backlog and rot in the floor and roof supports (CZMA FAA3).
Location: UNIT - Sitka Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Sitka. LEGAL - T57S R65E Section 14. Redoubt Lake.
Reissue ADF&G Research Study special use permit at Ford Arm Lake
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/24/2008 
Expected:11/2010
 
11/2010 Peggy Marcus
907-747-4274
pmarcus@fs.fed.us 
Description: Operating and maintaining improvements (tent platform, outhouse, skiff and weir) to tag salmon for fisheries research. CZMA FL/P 2
Location: UNIT - Sitka Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Sitka. LEGAL - NE1/4, section 35, T. 49 S., R. 59 E., CRM. Chichagof Island, 200 yards downsrteam of the outlet of Ford Arm Lake, within the West-Chichagof Yakobi Wilderness.
Removal of Decommissioned Cabins in the South Baranof Wilderness
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/08/2009 
Expected:12/2010
 
03/2011 Peggy Marcus
907-747-4274
pmarcus@fs.fed.us 
Description: Dismantling and removing two dilapidated and hazardous cabins that have been off the reservation system for many years. (CZMA-FAA3)
Location: UNIT - Sitka Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Sitka. LEGAL - Rezanof Lake (N56 31 44.53 W134 52 31.26) Maksoutof Lake (N56 30 05.35 134 54 59.49), Baranof Island. Rezanof Lake , Maksoutof Lake.
Renewal of Isolated Cabin Special Use Permit (Crab Bay)
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/24/2007 
Expected:11/2010
 
12/2010 Peggy Marcus
907-747-4274
pmarcus@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of a special use permit to maintain an isolated cabin. CZMA FL/P (2).
Location: UNIT - Sitka Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Sitka. LEGAL - SW1/4. section 35, T. 47 S., R. 62 E., CRM. Shore at the mouth of Crab Bay.
Special Use Permit Re-issue for Maintaining Water Transmission Lines
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Peggy Marcus
907-747-4274
pmarcus@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issuance of a special use permit for maintaining water transmission lines for operation of a fish hatchery and service trails. CZMA FL/P (2)
Location: UNIT - Sitka Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Sitka. LEGAL - Sec20 and 29, T64S, R69E, CRM. Port Armstrong area.
Special Use Permit application for temporary facilities for the taking of fish and wildlife
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:01/2011  02/2011 Peggy Marcus
907-747-4274
pmarcus@fs.fed.us 
Description: Response to an application filed for a temporary tent frame structure for customary and traditional uses for non-commercial hunting, fishing and trapping. CZMA FL/P (2)
Location: UNIT - Sitka Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Sitka. LEGAL - SW1/4, section 18, T. 53 S., R. 63 E., CRM. Southwest shore of an unnamed lake approximately 1 1/2 miles north of Nakwasina Passage, about 15 miles NNW of Sitka.
Special Use Permit reissuance for a pre-ANILCA cabin
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Peggy Marcus
907-747-4274
pmarcus@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuing a permit to an individual to replace and then continue to use and occupy under the conditions described in ANILCA 1303(b) a pre-ANILCA cabin for the purpose of non-recreational use on National Forest System lands CZMA FL/P (2)
Location: UNIT - Sitka Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Sitka. LEGAL - SE1/4NW1/4, section 14, T. 58 S., R. 64 E., CRM. Improvements located on the shore of an unnamed lake approximately three miles east of Goddard Hot Springs and 15 miles south of Sitka, AK.
United States Coast Guard Communication Site Designation and Lease
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/30/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
11/2010 Peggy Marcus
907-747-4274
pmarcus@fs.fed.us 
Description: Amend the Tongass National Forest Plan to designate a new electronic site and issue a 20-year communication site lease to the USCG for a VHF link site to provide communication coverage in the Peril Strait area. CZMA FL/P(2)
Location: UNIT - Sitka Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Sitka. LEGAL - T.50S. R62E. Sec. 21, CRM. Baranof Island.
White Sulphur Springs Cabin, Bath House, and Trail Reconstruction
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/21/2007
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2010 
Expected:02/2011
 
06/2011 Annemarie LaPalme
907-747-4209
alapalme@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace White Sulphur Springs cabin, bath house, and outhouse with new structures. Rebuild bathhouse and 1 mile of trail from Mirror Harbor to cabin using rock and/or native materials. CZMA FAA (1)
Location: UNIT - Sitka Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Sitka. LEGAL - T47S, R57E, Sec. 10. White Sulphur Springs, West Chichagof Yakobi Wilderness, Chichagof Island.
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Tongass National Forest,   Thorne Bay Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R10 - Alaska Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Alaskan Dreams Shoreties
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/15/2007 
Expected:12/2010
 
12/2010 Melanie Slayton
907-828-3249
mslayton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Shoreties CZMA FL/P (2)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=21028
Location: UNIT - Thorne Bay Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Prince of Wales-Outer. LEGAL - 55' 27" N, 131' 35" W. Orr Island.
Big Thorne EIS
EIS
- Forest products  Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 12/2010 
Expected:01/2012  06/2012 Frank Roberts
907-874-7556
fwroberts@fs.fed.us 
Description: One of the 10-year Timber Sale projects recommended by the Secretary of USDA. At this time, we are considering 11,000 acres of timber harvest. FAA-2
Location: UNIT - Thorne Bay Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Prince of Wales-Outer. NE POW Island, from Thorne Bay to Luck Lake.
EC Phillips Shoreties
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/25/2006 
Expected:12/2010
 
12/2010 Melanie Slayton
907-828-3249
mslayton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special Use Permit renewal for shoreties. CZMA  FL/P (2)
Location: UNIT - Thorne Bay Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Prince of Wales-Outer. LEGAL - Approximately 55' 45"N, 131' 32" N. Craig, POW.
Edna Bay Bypass Road SUP
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 08/23/2010  09/2010 Melanie Slayton
907-828-3249
mslayton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction and maintenance of a 2.4 mile road to bypass commercial forest traffic around the residential portion of the community of Edna Bay. Approximately 1,536 feet will cross NFS lands. CZMA FL/P (1)
Location: UNIT - Thorne Bay Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Prince of Wales-Outer. LEGAL - Sections 16 & 28, T 68S, R 76E, CRM. Edna Bay, Koscuisko Island.
Kahli Cove SUP
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/10/2009 
Expected:12/2010
 
12/2010 Melanie Slayton
907-828-3249
mslayton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special use permit for upland uses in support of an existing mariculture lease. Upland uses include shoreties, water line, satellite dishes, and an existing foot trail. CZMA FL/P-2
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29809
Location: UNIT - Thorne Bay Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Prince of Wales-Outer. LEGAL - Section 31, T 68S, R 79E, CRM. Kahli Cove, north of the Community of Naukati, Prince of Wales Island.
Kosciusko Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Forest products  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/31/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
09/2011 James Kelly
907-828-3220
jrkelly@fs.fed.us 
Description: Harvest an estimated 200 acres of old-growth, and various treaments of 6,000 acres of young-growth, in support of the Tongass NF timber sale program and to meet Forest Plan objectives. CZMA - FAA (4).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=6050
Location: UNIT - Thorne Bay Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Prince of Wales-Outer. SW Kosciusko Island from Van Sant Cove to Ruins Point, then along coast back to Van Sant Cove.
Rabbit Ears Lake Shelter
EA
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2010 
Expected:10/2010  04/2011 Victoria Houser
907-826-1614
vhouser@fs.fed.us 
Description: New three sided shelter on previously approved recreation site at Rabbit Ears Lake. CZMA FAA (1)
Location: UNIT - Thorne Bay Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Prince of Wales-Outer. Rabbit Ears Lake.
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Tongass National Forest,   Wrangell Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R10 - Alaska Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Aaron's Creek Trail and Estuary Interpretation
CE
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Dee Galla
907-874-7551
dgalla@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reconstruct 570 feet of trail. Install Interpretive signs on estuary function. CZMA FAA (3)
Location: UNIT - Wrangell Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg (C. LEGAL - 132 d 0 m 23 s 56 d 21 m 52 s NAD 83. Berg Bay - Wrangell Ranger District.
Anan Bay Cabin Replacement
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 06/24/2010  09/2010 Dee Galla
907-874-7551
dgalla@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace existing A-frame cabin and toilet with new, regionally approved cabin and toilet. CZMA FAA (1)
Location: UNIT - Wrangell Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Latitude, Longitude: 56.187N, - 131.88866W, NAD 83. Cleveland Peninsula, east shore of Anan Bay.
Berg Bay Cabin Replacement
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2010 
Expected:09/2011  05/2012 Dee Galla
907-874-7551
dgalla@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace existing A-frame cabin and toilet with new, regionally approved cabin and toilet. CZMA FAA (1)
Location: UNIT - Wrangell Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg (C. LEGAL - Latitude, Longitude: 56.3647N, - 132.00693W, NAD 83. Mainland, north shore of Berg Bay.
Binkley Slough Cabin Evaluation
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2010 
Expected:12/2010  06/2012 Dee Galla
907-874-7551
dgalla@fs.fed.us 
Description: Evaluate management options for Binkley Slough Public Recreation Cabin. CZMA FAA (3)
Location: UNIT - Wrangell Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Latitude, Longitude: 56.6142N, -132.42985W, NAD 83. Binkley Slough, Stikine-Leconte Wilderness.
Burnett Portage Trail
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:05/2011  05/2012 Dee Galla
907-874-7551
dgalla@fs.fed.us 
Description: Address severe erosion issues currently existing by installing trail structures that will provide a hardened surface to accommodate the existing and future levels of visitor use. CZMA FAA (3)
Location: UNIT - Wrangell Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Trail extends between Forest Development Road (FDR) 51401 (Latitude, Longitude: 56.17202N, - 132.47956W, NAD 83) and the north shore of Burnett Inlet (Latitude, Longitude: 56.17026N, - 132.47266W, NA. Etolin Island.
Continuation of City & Borough of Wrangell Permit for Sunrise Hydroelectric Investigation
CE
- Special area management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/13/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
12/2010 David Rak
907-874-7566
drak@fs.fed.us 
Description: Continue authorization of the Borough of Wrangell to conduct field reconnaissance and survey work for the Sunrise hydroelectric and drinking water project. CZMA FL/P(2)
Location: UNIT - Wrangell Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 17, Township 63 South, Range. Investigation work would be located on the northern half of Woronkofski Island at elevations ranging from sea level to 2,000 feet.
Continuation of Special Use Permits for private cabins
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/13/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
12/2010 David Rak
907-874-7566
drak@fs.fed.us 
Description: Continue authorization of sixteen cabins for the next five years. Proposed action includes thirteen (13) private cabins, twelve (12) of which are within the Stikine-LeConte Wilderness, used for personal recreation and subsistence activities. FL/P-2
Location: UNIT - Wrangell Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Sec. 17 T60S/R83E; Sec. 15 T61S/R83E; Sec. 22 T67S/R86E; Sec.15 T60S/R83E; Sec. 5 T61S/R83E; Sec. 5 T60S/R84E; Sec. 35 T60S/R84E; Sec. 26 T60S/R83E; and Sec. 18 T60S, R83E, Copper River Meridian. Cabins are locate within Section 18 T60S/R84E; Sec. 28 T60S/R86E; Sec.14 T60S/R83E; Sec. 25 T59S/R84E; Sec. 28 T60S/R86E; Sec. 5 T61S/R83E; Sec. 4 T60S/R84E;.
Conveyance of Wrangell Ranger District Forest Service Property
CE
- Land ownership management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Hillary Woods
907-228-6270
hwoods@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analyze effects of planned disposal of USDA administrative properties at 316 First Avenue (Lot 7 Block 67), 212 First Avenue (Lot 7K Block 67), and 808-810 Zimovia Highway (Lot 3 Block 26), City of Wrangell, Alaska. CZMA-FAA-3
Location: UNIT - Wrangell Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. 316 1st Ave. (Lot 7 Block 67), 212 1st Ave. (Lot 7K Block 67), 808-810 Zimovia Hwy, (Lot 3 Block 26), City of Wrangell.
Garnet Ledge Cabin Replacement
EA
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2010 
Expected:12/2010  05/2011 Dee Galla
907-874-7551
dgalla@fs.fed.us 
Description: Description: Replace existing public recreation cabin and associated structures at Garnet Ledge with a fully accessible cabin and associated structures on a site designed to be fully accessible. CZMA FAA(1)
Location: UNIT - Wrangell Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Latitude, Longitude: 56.57593N, - 132.36694W, NAD 83. Stikine River delta, Mainland south shore.
Sergief Island Cabin Evaluation
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2010 
Expected:12/2010  06/2012 Dee Galla
907-874-7551
dgalla@fs.fed.us 
Description: Evaluate management options for Sergief Island Public Recreation Cabin. CZMA FAA (3)
Location: UNIT - Wrangell Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Latitude, Longitude: 56.59691N, -132.42208W, NAD 83. Sergief Island, Stikine - Leconte Wilderness.
Wrangell Community Rock Pit
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2010 
Expected:10/2010  11/2010 David Rak
907-874-7566
drak@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Wrangell District proposes to designate an existing rock source located on the Basin Road (FDR 6263) as the Wrangell Community Rock Pit, and to authorize pit development for mineral material sales for the next five years. CZMA FL/P (1)
Location: UNIT - Wrangell Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - SW1/4 Sec. 13, T. 64 S., R. 84 E., Copper River Meridian, Wrangell Island. Latitude, Longitude: 56.69625N, - 132.17384W, NAD 83. The Basin Rock Pit is located on the Basin Road, Forest Development Road (FDR) 6263.
Wrangell District Roadside Timber Sales
EA
- Forest products  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/15/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
05/2011 Austin O'Brien
907-874-7575
aobrien@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize multiple harvests of dead/dying/windthrown salvage timber, green sawtimber/fuelwoood along roadsides of Wrangell, Etolin, and Zarembo Is. Action alternative limits harvest to 0.5 MMBF per year, thus 2.5 MMBF over a 5-year period. CZMA FAA-2
Location: UNIT - Wrangell Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. Within 1/4 mile of the road systems on Wrangell, Etolin, and Zarembo Islands.
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Tongass National Forest,   Yakutat Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R10 - Alaska Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Forest Highway-10 culvert replacement at Mile Posts 21.426 and 24.102
CE
- Road management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Barbara Adams
907-784-3359
bjadams@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace the existing Forest Highway 10 culvert structures located at Mile Posts 21.426 and 24.102 with fish passage culverts. FAA (3)
Location: UNIT - Yakutat Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Yakutat. LEGAL - Yak B-4, T 28 S, R 37 E, Sec 18 and T 28 S, R 37 E, Sec 22. Forest Highway 10 at mile posts 21.426 and 24.102.
Middle Situk Streambank Rehabilitation
EA
- Watershed management   On Hold  N/A  N/A Lee Benson
907-784-3359
labenson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Recreation facilities/access improvement that alleviates damage and rehabilitates the Situk River bank. Rehabilitation involves approximately 40 yards of riverbank. CIP project: awaits funding CZMA - FAA (4).
Location: UNIT - Yakutat Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Yakutat. Middle Situk Airstrip, northwest end of airstrip.
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