Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2011 to 03/31/2011
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
- 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 02/2011 
Expected:07/2011  01/2012 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-3
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.
Three-Sided Shelter & Young-Growth Cabin EA
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/16/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 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
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33899
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.
Hecla Greens Creek Mine Proposed Tailings Expansion
EIS
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 10/05/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 06/2012 
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
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32662
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)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=26177
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 Outfitter/Guide Permittng
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:02/2011  03/2011 Susan Jenkins
907-789-6279
sjenkins02@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project proposes changes to existing permitted commercial outfitting and guiding uses in the Pack Creek Zoological Area. CZMA FL/P-2
Location: UNIT - Admiralty National Monument. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon. LEGAL - Township 46 South, Range 68 East Section 31. Pack Creek Zoological Area.
Pack Creek Zoological Area Outfitting and Guiding
EA
- Special area management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=25468
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)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=27119
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 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/08/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
04/2011 Melanie Slayton
907-828-3249
mslayton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Develop road to access private land. CZMA FL/P (2)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31744
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 01/2011 
Expected:06/2011  07/2011 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)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31543
Location: UNIT - Craig Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Prince of Wales-Outer. Twelvemile Arm, Twelvemile watershed, Prince of Wales Island.
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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
END OF ROAD Timber Sale
CE
- Forest products  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/06/2009 
Expected:01/2011
 
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).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=27663
Location: UNIT - Hoonah Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon. LEGAL - T47S, R64E, Section11, 12, and 14. Chichagof Island. END OF ROAD.
LONG HAUL Timber Sale
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:09/2011  10/2011 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 - T 47S, R64E, Sections 2 and 5. Chichagof Island. LONG HAUL.
SLUGS Timber Sale
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:09/2011  10/2011 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 - T45S, R61E, Sections 13, 14, 23, and 24 T45S, R62E, Section 29. Chichagof Island. SLUGS.
THE KNOB Timber Sale
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:09/2011  10/2011 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 and sawmills to obtain timber. Use existing road system. CZMA-FAA (2).
Location: UNIT - Hoonah Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon. LEGAL - T45S, R63E Sections 19 and 30. Chichagof Island. THE KNOB.
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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
Allocating Commercial Use for Guided Goat Hunts on the Juneau Ranger District
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2011 
Expected:06/2011  06/2011 Kevin Hood
907-789-6220
kehood@fs.fed.us 
Description: This NEPA process will examine alternatives that provide various options of the special use authorization for commercially guided goat hunting on the Juneau Ranger District. The alternatives will offer varying provisions, times, locations and number
Location: UNIT - Juneau Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Juneau. This project assesses the entire Juneau Ranger District of the Tongass National Forest.
Auk Village Rec Area Culvert Replacement
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. Note name change from Auk Village Rec Area Parking Improvement Phase I. CZMA FAA-1
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31225
Location: UNIT - Juneau Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Juneau. LEGAL - T40S, R65E, S29 CM/ lat 5822'40 N long 13443'31" W. 15 miles NW of Juneau on Glacier Hwy. - Auk Recreation Area road, Juneau, Alaska.
Auk Village Rec Area Parking Improvement
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. Note name change from Auk Village Rec Area Parking Improvement Phase II. CZMA-FAA(1)
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/ lat 5822'42" long 13443'23". 15 miles NW of Juneau on Glacier Highway - Auk Recreation Area road, 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
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32823
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.
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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
Carlanna Lake Trail Construction
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:03/2011  04/2011 Cathy Tighe
907-228-4134
ctighe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improve the primitive section of trail from Carlanna Lake to Minerva Mountain by surfacing the trail and adding drainage features, with possible short sections of realignment, to increase safety and decrease long term maintenance costs. CZMA FAA-3
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34700
Location: UNIT - Ketchikan - Misty Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Ketchikan Gateway. LEGAL - T74S R90E sections 11-12-13-14 and T75S R90E sections 1-2. This project begins in forest at Carlanna Lake, crosses a bridge, and winds up a ridge to Minerva Mountain Trail in alpine above (west) Perseverance Lake. A very short section is in the Revilla IRA.
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-2
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=25582
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.
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION SAW RIDGE, REVILLAGIGEDO ISLAND
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 12/15/2010  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)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31784
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
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/03/2010 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 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
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33461
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.
Hyder Salvage CE
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:02/2011  04/2011 Joseph Ford
907-228-4110
jpford@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project proposes commercial salvage of approximately 60 acres of wind thrown timber in the 116,304 acre Hyder Inventoried Roadless Area #530 . FAA (2)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34346
Location: UNIT - Ketchikan - Misty Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Ketchikan Gateway. LEGAL - T 69 S R 100 E CRM. Ketchikan-Misty Fiords Ranger District of the Tongass National Forest, located 1.5 to 2 miles south of Hyder, on the west side of the Portland Canal and is adjacent to the saltwater.
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-3)
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.
Lunch Creek Trail Reconstruction
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:03/2011  04/2011 Cathy Tighe
907-228-4134
ctighe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Add surfacing and drainage structures, with possible short sections of realignment, to the natural tread sections of Lunch Creek Trail from mile 0.67 to the end at mile 4.1 to reduce vegetation impacts. CZMA FAA-3
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34697
Location: UNIT - Ketchikan - Misty Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Ketchikan Gateway. LEGAL - T73S R90E sections 27-34-35 and T74S R90E sections 1-2. Settlers Cove State Park to Emery Tobin Lake (NFS land). Primarily natural tread trail in forest with sections of boardwalk in muskeg. Most of the trail is in the North Revilla IRA.
Rain Forest Aerial Tram
EA
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 12/14/2010  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.
Ward Lake Trail Accessibility
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:03/2011  04/2011 Cathy Tighe
907-228-4134
ctighe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reconstruct Ward Lake Trail to meet Americans with Disability Act (ADA) accessibility standards. This requires widening, hardening, and grade-leveling, and possible construction of an accessible fishing platform near the lake outlet. CZMA FAA 3
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34701
Location: UNIT - Ketchikan - Misty Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Ketchikan Gateway. LEGAL - T74S R90E section 35 CRM. Ward Lake Trail from the Day Use Area parking lot to Signal Creek Campground is included.
Whitman Lake Hydroelectric Project
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/01/1998 
Expected:03/2011
 
05/2011 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)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=12757
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
Browns Creek Tributary Stream Restoration
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/20/2010 
Expected:03/2011
 
05/2011 Heath Whitacre
907-772-5936
hwhitacre@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restore instream habitat by placing 8-12 LW structures into 2 tributaries of Browns Ck.Logs for LW structures will be sourced from nearby TTRA stream buffers. Work will take place on 0.3 mi of stream and approx. 5 acres riparian habitat (CZMA-FAA3).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34737
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. Two tributaries of Browns Creek on Kuiu Island, located approximately 1 mile upstream of the eastern shore of Rowan Bay.
Central Kupreanof Timber Harvest
EIS
- Forest products  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/19/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2011 
Expected:01/2011
 
05/2011 Tom Parker
907-772-5974
tparker02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize timber harvest with stewardship opportunities 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:06/2011
 
08/2012 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).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=25345
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-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. 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 Mineral Material Permits
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 10/14/2010  11/2010 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32837
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. Several existing rock pits on Mitkof Island.
Mitkof Island Timber Sale
EA
- Forest products  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:01/2012  05/2012 Tom Parker
907-772-5974
tparker02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize timber harvest on Mitkof Island. CZMA - FAA(2)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29099
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.
Petersburg Ranger District Scow Bay Warehouse and Upper Lot Conveyance
CE
- Facility management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/01/2009 
Expected:03/2011
 
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)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30118
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  Completed  Actual: 10/07/2010  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
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=20177
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  Completed  Actual: 12/13/2010  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)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=4774
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. Within and adjacent to the city of Petersburg, AK on Mitkof Island.
Reissue 13 Expiring Special Use Permits
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/12/2010  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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32838
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.
Seal Point Recreation Enhancement
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:09/2011  11/2011 Carin Christensen
907-772-5978
clchristensen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project proposes new recreational day use facilities; improvement to an existing boat ramp and construction of a new trail. This project is in association with the Federal Hwy Admin improvements along the Kake to Seal Point Forest Hwy. CZMA-FAA(1)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34770
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. The project is located at Seal Point, within Hamilton Bay, 8 miles south of Kake, Alaska.
Tonka Timber Sale
EIS
- Forest products  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 02/25/2009
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 03/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
01/2012 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)  Completed  Actual: 12/20/2010  05/2011 Renaker Parks
907-772-5975
rparks@fs.fed.us 
Description: Precommercial tree thinning of approximately 4,161 acres over a 2 year period. The stands are currently (in 2010) 20-35 years old. (CZMA-FAA3)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31636
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
Deer Lake Coho Rearing Facility Permit Re-Issuance (NSRAA)
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:03/2011  05/2011 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
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33581
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)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=28087
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 01/2011 
Expected:03/2011  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)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32910
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
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30924
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).
Lake Osprey Hydropower, Little Port Walter NMFS Marine Station Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:06/2011  03/2012 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
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32908
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 01/2011 
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
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30900
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:01/2011
 
03/2011 Eric Abele
907-747-4280
ericabele@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace 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).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30849
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:01/2011
 
03/2011 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
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=26197
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:02/2011
 
07/2011 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)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=26935
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:01/2011
 
03/2011 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).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=23035
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.
Sitkoh River Stream Restoration
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:01/2011  03/2011 Marty Becker
907-747-4293
mbecker@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct large wood structures to plug stream diversion and maintain stream to its original channel, replace culverts that block fish passage. CZMA Category FAA4
Location: UNIT - Sitka Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Sitka. LEGAL - 57 35.301 N; 135 5.339 W. Sitkoh River Watershed, Sitkoh Bay, South East Chichagof Island, Alaska.
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)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=11876
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 01/2011 
Expected:04/2011  05/2011 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)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=23174
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)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=23970
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.
Special use permit for temporary sawmill at Corner Bay sort yard
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 12/06/2010  01/2011 Jennifer MacDonald
907-747-4226
jennifermacdonald@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of special use permit for a period of up to 5 years for a temporary sawmill facility at Corner Bay sort yard for log sorting, storing and processing. CZMA Category FL/P2
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34569
Location: UNIT - Sitka Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Sitka. LEGAL - T48S R63E Section 1. Corner Bay, Southeast Chichagof Island, Southeast Alaska.
United States Coast Guard Communication Site Designation and Lease
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/30/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
06/2011 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)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=20636
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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/12/2010 
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)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=19743
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:04/2011
 
04/2011 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 01/2011 
Expected:01/2012  06/2012 James Kelly
907-828-3220
jrkelly@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
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31542
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:04/2011
 
04/2011 Melanie Slayton
907-828-3249
mslayton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special Use Permit renewal for shoreties. CZMA  FL/P (2)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=16560
Location: UNIT - Thorne Bay Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Prince of Wales-Outer. LEGAL - Approximately 55' 45"N, 131' 32" N. Craig, POW.
Kahli Cove SUP
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/10/2009 
Expected:04/2011
 
04/2011 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  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31750
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)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=23534
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.
Berg Bay Cabin Replacement
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2011 
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)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32289
Location: UNIT - Wrangell Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. 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 03/2011 
Expected:09/2011  06/2012 Dee Galla
907-874-7551
dgalla@fs.fed.us 
Description: Evaluate management options for Binkley Slough Public Recreation Cabin. CZMA FAA (3)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32284
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 01/2011 
Expected:09/2011  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)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32271
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  Completed  Actual: 11/10/2010  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)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32269
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  Completed  Actual: 10/27/2010  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
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32279
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
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=28868
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.
Eastern Passage Portage Trail
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:06/2011  08/2011 Dee Galla
907-874-7551
dgalla@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reconstruct existing trail at the end of the paved portion of Ishyama Drive; currently used to access the beach on Eastern Passage. Widen and surface existing footpath with crushed rock to provide a portage trail for paddlecraft users. CZMA FAA-3
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34706
Location: UNIT - Wrangell Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - 56.28.04.94N; 132.19.40.59W. Wrangell Island; Ishyama Drive.
Garnet Ledge Cabin Replacement
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/04/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2011 
Expected:12/2010
 
05/2012 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)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32265
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.
Highbush Lake Trail Reconstruction
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2011 
Expected:05/2011  09/2011 David Rak
907-874-7551
dgalla@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reconstruct approximately 500' of boardwalk trail replacing 14" boardwalk with 24" boardwalk and install 8 x 12 fiberglass grating boat pullout on the lakeshore. CZMA FAA (3)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34581
Location: UNIT - Wrangell Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - 56.19.49.04N; 132.05.11.76W. Wrangell Island. Highbush Lake Recreation Area.
Sergief Island Cabin Evaluation
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:09/2011  06/2012 Dee Galla
907-874-7551
dgalla@fs.fed.us 
Description: Evaluate management options for Sergief Island Public Recreation Cabin. CZMA FAA (3)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32285
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)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=15453
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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/25/2010 
Expected:02/2011
 
05/2011 Austin O'Brien
907-874-7575
aobrien@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize multiple harvests of dead/dying/windthrown salvage timber, green sawtimber/fuelwood along roadsides of Wrangell, Etolin, Zarembo Is. Action alternative limits harvest to 0.5 MMBF per yr, or 2.5 MMBF over a multi-year period. CZMA FAA
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=27243
Location: UNIT - Wrangell Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. Within 1/4 mile of the road systems on Wrangell, Etolin, and Zarembo Islands.
Wrangell Island Project
EIS

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 01/2011 
Expected:12/2011  04/2012 Tim Piazza
907-228-6318
timpiazza@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize a multi-year stewardship opportunity involving a variety of timber harvest, road construction, and forest restoration and enhancement activities. CZMA FAA-2
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34704
Location: UNIT - Wrangell Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. Wrangell Island.
Wrangell Island Project EIS
EIS

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/27/2010
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2012 
Expected:01/2012
 
07/2012 Tim Piazza
907-228-6318
timpiazza@fs.fed.us 
Description: Develop and implement a multi-year stewardship opportunity involving a variety of timber harvest, road construction, and forest restoration and enhancement activities. CZMA FAA-2
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34831
Location: UNIT - Wrangell Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Sitka. LEGAL - 56 18'01" N, 132 10'26" W. Wrangell Island.
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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 Lee Benson
907-784-3359
labenson@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 (1).
Location: UNIT - Yakutat Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Yakutat. Middle Situk Airstrip, northwest end of airstrip.
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