Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2011 to 09/30/2011
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, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
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
Gypsy Moth Management in the United States: A Cooperative Approach
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/19/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 Noel Schneeberger
610-557-4121
nschneeberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: The USDA Forest Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are analyzing a range of strategies for controlling gypsy moth damage to forests and trees in the United States.
Web Link:  http://www.na.fs.fed.us/wv/eis/
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/25/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
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 05/2011 
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, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)  

R10 - Alaska Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Blue Lake Hydroelectric Project Special Use Authorization
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2011 
Expected:11/2011  01/2012 Clay Davis
907-747-4225
clayrdavis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Blue Lake Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. 2230) License Amendment.
Location: UNIT - Tongass National Forest All Units. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Sitka. LEGAL - Section 33,34, and 35 of Township 55 South Range 64 East Copper River Meridian. Blue Lake, Baranof Island, Southeast Alaska.
City and Borough of Sitka Sandy Beach Special Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:07/2011  08/2011 Clay Davis
907-747-4225
clayrdavis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue a 20 year special use permit for CBS to operate and maintain a sewer line, pump station, and public restroom.
Location: UNIT - Tongass National Forest All Units. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Sitka. LEGAL - Section 27 Township 55 South Range 63 East. Sandy Beach Sitka Alaska.
FAA, Finger Mountain Remote Facility Replacement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2011 
Expected:11/2011  01/2012 Clay Davis
907-747-4225
clayrdavis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replacement of Remote Self-Sustained Outlet Facility
Location: UNIT - Tongass National Forest All Units. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Sitka. Finger Mountain, Chichagof Island, and North Kruzof Island.
Heceta Island Precommercial and Wildlife Thinning
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:07/2011  07/2012 Ben Case
907-772-5883
bcase@fs.fed.us 
Description: Precommercial tree thinning of up to 2,000 acres of young growth, aged 22 years to 27 years, over the next 1 – 5 years for wildlife and other resource benefit.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36410
Location: UNIT - Tongass National Forest All Units. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Prince of Wales-Outer. LEGAL - T. 70 S., R. 77 E., Sec. 1, 2, 10-15; T. 70 S., R. 78 E., Sec 14, 23-29, 33, and 36; T. 70 S., R. 79 E., Sec. 30; CRM (Heceta Is). Thorne Bay Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY – Heceta Island .
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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
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/14/2011 
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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=27974
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.
Winter Harbor and Memorial Beach Three-sided Shleter EA
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/09/2010 
Expected:09/2011
 
10/2011 Victoria Houser
907-826-1614
vhouser@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct a three-sided shelter at Winter Harbor and Memorial Beach recreation sites.
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. Winter Harbor and Memorial Beach Recreation Sites.
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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
2011 Hecla Greens Creek Mine Exploration Drilling Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 04/08/2011  05/2011 Chad Hood
907-789-6275or 586-8800
cchood@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Hecla Greens Creek Mining Company plans to continue its surface exploration program in 2011 and proposes limited or minimal tree cutting in the Greens Creek IRA to provide safe helicopter landings and drill pads.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34902
Location: UNIT - Admiralty National Monument. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Juneau. Hecla Greens Creek Mine Exploration Drilling Project, Admiralty Island, Tongass NF.
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 Geotechnical Drilling Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 04/08/2011  04/2011 Chad Hood
907-789-6275or 586-8800
cchood@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed exploration and drilling up to 14 drill sites. No more than 3 sites are located within in the Greens Creek IRA. Up to 1.75 acres (with 0.5 acres disturbed in IRA) total ground disturbance may occur. No road construction proposed. CZMA FL/P 2
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35233
Location: UNIT - Admiralty National Monument. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Juneau. Tongass National Forest, Admiralty Island National Monument.
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.
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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/09/2010 
Expected:07/2011
 
03/2012 Barbara Adams
907-789-6252
bjadams@fs.fed.us 
Description: Modify partial barrier falls to allow improved upstream migration for sockeye salmon.
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.
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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
2011 Bokan Mountain Exploration Plan CE
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/25/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
06/2011 Scott Leslie
907-826-1633
sjleslie@fs.fed.us 
Description: The 2011 Bokan Mountain Exploration Plan CE proposes drilling diamond core holes, collecting bulk samples, conducting geological, geochemical, magnetic and radiometric surveys throughout the claim block, and conducting baseline environmental studies.
Location: UNIT - Craig Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Prince of Wales-Outer. LEGAL - T80S R88E, T80S R89E, T81S R89E, CRM. Bokan Mountain.
Dog Salmon Fish Pass Parking
EA
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:05/2012  07/2012 Victoria Houser
907-826-1614
vhouser@fs.fed.us 
Description: Develop parking area, improve viewing platform and signage for fish pass viewing.
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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/10/2009 
Expected:11/2011
 
06/2012 Victoria Houser
907-826-1614
vhouser@fs.fed.us 
Description: Extension of trail from Gravelly Creek at Thorne River to Falls Creek.
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:07/2011
 
07/2011 Melanie Slayton
907-828-3249
mslayton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Develop road to access private land.
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.
Sunnahae Mountain Trail
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 06/07/2011  06/2011 Victoria Houser
907-826-1614
vhouser@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reconstruction of the 2-mile Sunnahae Mountain Trail in segments.
Location: UNIT - Craig Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Prince of Wales-Outer. LEGAL - T74S, R81E, Sections 4,5,9,10, CRM. City of Craig, Craig Klawock Highway, 2,500 feet west of the Craig High School.
Twelvemile Creek Restoration EA
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/04/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
04/2012 Thomas Cady
907-874-7524
tcady@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would authorize upland and riparian thinning treatments, road storage and improvement projects, and aquatic habitat improvement projects, on the mainstem Twelvemile Creek.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36377
Location: UNIT - Craig Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Prince of Wales-Outer. Twelvemile Arm, Twelvemile watershed, Prince of Wales Island.
Twelvemile Creek Watershed Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 05/26/2011
05/26/2011 
06/2011 Frank Roberts
907-874-7556
fwroberts@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would authorize riparian thinning treatments, road maintanence projects, and aquatic habitat improvement projects. The project area is central Prince of Wales Island and is part of the Craig Ranger District.
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:11/2011
 
03/2012 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.
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.
Kennel Creek Integrated Resource Management Plan
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:09/2011  04/2012 Terry Fiske
907-945-1217
tfiske@fs.fed.us 
Description: Manage Kennel Creek Watershed and provide a diversity of opportunities for resource uses that contribute to the local and regional economies. Resource restoration.
Location: UNIT - Hoonah Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon. LEGAL - T46S R63E Sections 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 23, and 24 CRM. Kennel Creek Watershed.
LONG HAUL Timber Sale
CE
- Forest products  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/05/2010 
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.
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
- Forest products  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/05/2010 
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.
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
- Forest products  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/05/2010 
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.
Location: UNIT - Hoonah Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon. LEGAL - T45S, R63E Sections 19 and 30. Chichagof Island. THE KNOB.
Two Roads Salvage Timber Sale
CE
- Forest products  Completed  Actual: 05/20/2011  07/2011 Terry Fiske
907-945-1217
tfiske@fs.fed.us 
Description: Salvage harvest blowdown trees while they still hold economic value.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35030
Location: UNIT - Hoonah Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon. LEGAL - T45S, R61E, Section12. Chichagof Island. Two Roads.
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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
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/04/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2011 
Expected:03/2012
 
03/2012 Kevin Hood
907-789-6220
kehood@fs.fed.us 
Description: This NEPA process will examine alternatives that provide options for special use authorization for commercially guided goat hunting on the Juneau Ranger District. The alternatives will offer varying provisions, times, locations and numbers.
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.
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 58°22'40 N long 134°43'31" 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.
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 58°22'42" long 134°43'23". 15 miles NW of Juneau on Glacier Highway - Auk Recreation Area road, Juneau Ranger District, Juneau, Alaska.
Auke Village Recreation Area Culvert Repair
CE
- Road management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:12/2011  05/2012 Scott Jackson
907-586-8800
smjackson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Liners will be put into 21 existing road culverts
Location: UNIT - Juneau Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Juneau. LEGAL - 16 mile Old Glacier Highway. Auke Village Recreation Area; Juneau, Alaska.
City & Borough of Juneau Snow Disposal Site analysis
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:11/2011  01/2012 Jennifer Berger
907-789-6278
jberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: CBJ requested a special use permit for snow disposal at the tour bus parking area within the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area. CBJ completed a snow management study in 2010; several sites were evaluated; this location best meets their needs.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36068
Location: UNIT - Juneau Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Juneau. Bus parking are to the southwest of the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.
Couverden Culvert Removal
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 06/30/2011  07/2011 Ryan Kreiner
907-789-6207
rkreiner@fs.fed.us 
Description: Removal of 14 corrugated metal culverts from a closed logging road in the Couverden Area using explosives.
Location: UNIT - Juneau Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Juneau. LEGAL - T. 41 S, R. 62 E, Section 6. The Couverden area in southeast Alaska lies on the south Chilkat peninsula approximately 30 air miles from downtown Juneau.
NPS Goat Lake Communications Site Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/14/2010 
Expected:06/2011
 
06/2011 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.
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.
Taku Glacier Lodge Permit Reissue
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/01/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
08/2011 Jim Case
907-789-6283
jimcase@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-authorize special use permit for warehouse/storage yard.
Location: UNIT - Juneau Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Juneau. LEGAL - Sec. 13, T, 39S, R. 69E, CRM, H.E.S.- 106, USS 1199. East bank of Taku River across from Hole-in-the-wall Glacier.
Treadwell Ditch Trail Bridge Replacement
CE
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Mike Dilger
907-790-7474
mdilger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replacement of four major bridges on Treadwell Ditch Trail. This may entail disturbance of stream banks in order to construct bridge abutments.
Location: UNIT - Juneau Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Juneau. LEGAL - The trail exists across sections 7, 8, 16, 17, 21, 22, 26, 27 T41S R67E, and section 12 T41S R66E of the Copper River Meridian. The bridge replacements will occur on the Treadwell Ditch Trail (Forest Service Trail Number 33718) on Douglas Island in Juneau, AK. The proposed crossings are over the following drainages: Kowee Cr.
West Glacier Trailhead Improvements
EA
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:03/2012  08/2012 Ed Grossman
907-789-6237
egrossman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed improvements at West Glacier Trailhead include vault toilets (4 holes total),a shelter at the commercial launch area, new trailhead sign, a new gate to and an access trail from the commercial launch area
Location: UNIT - Juneau Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Juneau. LEGAL - S7 T40S R66E Copper River Meridian. At the end of Skater’s Cabin Road to the West of Mendenhall Lake in Juneau, AK.
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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
Bell Island Geothermal Leases SPEIS
EIS
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 05/25/2011
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2011 
Expected:03/2012
 
06/2012 Caroline Hollowed
970-878-5133
chollowed@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is for a consent determination for the BLM to issue three leases in the Tongass National Forest (TNF) and for the BLM to issue the leases to the geothermal lease applicant.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35026
Location: UNIT - Ketchikan - Misty Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Ketchikan Gateway. LEGAL - T68S R89E Sec 36, T68S R90E Sec 12-15 21-22 -28-31, T68S R91E sec 7. Bell Island, 43 miles north of Ketchikan.
Carlana Lake Trail Construction
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/08/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
05/2011 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.
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.
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.
Hyder Nine Mile Pit Mineral Material Sale
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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.
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
- Forest products  On Hold  N/A  N/A Robert Lewis
907-228-4119
rglewis@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 .
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.
KMRD Manual Invasive Plant Removal CE
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/17/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
07/2011 Shauna Hee
530-623-1751
shee@fs.fed.us 
Description: Enhance/restore habitats by manually removing invasive plant species. Proposed treatments include hand pulling, defoliation, tillage, shading, or competition through revegetation with native species.
Location: UNIT - Ketchikan - Misty Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Ketchikan Gateway. LEGAL - Townships 63-82 South , Ranges 85-100 East. Project area encompasses ~3.2 million acres of Forest System Lands within the Ketchikan-Misty Fiords Ranger District.
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 07/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
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. The Proposed Action would allocate approximately 54,000 service days to outfitter and guide use
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
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/08/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
05/2011 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.
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.
Mirror Lake Fishing Club Authorization for Helicopter Use for Cabin Repair
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/09/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
08/2011 Lorelei Haukness
907-228-4102
lhaukness@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Mirror Lake Fishing Club has been using this cabin for sports fishing since 1949. The Forest Service will be renewing their special use permit in 2011.
Location: UNIT - Ketchikan - Misty Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Ketchikan Gateway. LEGAL - Township = 73S, Range = 94E. Mirror Lake Fishing Club cabin in Misty Fiords National Monument Wilderness.
Revilla Road Salvage Timber Sale CE
CE
- Forest products  Completed  Actual: 05/12/2011  07/2011 Adam Tlachac
907-228-4126
atlachac@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project consists of approximately 6 thousand board feet of windthrown hemlock and spruce timber and 1-2 dead standing snags in the immediate vicinity. This project would not include any new road construction, mechanical yarding, or cutting of li
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35003
Location: UNIT - Ketchikan - Misty Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Ketchikan Gateway. LEGAL - T74S, R91E section 13. Seven miles North of Ketchikan Alaska, on Revillagigedo Island. The harvest area is situated next to Revilla Road, 3.5 miles Northeast of its intersection with North Tongass Highway.
Shoal Cove 8442000 Intersection Re-route
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/13/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
07/2011 Rozie Berry
907-228-4112
rberry@fs.fed.us 
Description: Road intersection is currently on private land, plan short re-route (240 feet) on NFS land to access silvicultural units for further treatment and quarry/rock source.
Location: UNIT - Ketchikan - Misty Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Ketchikan Gateway. LEGAL - T 73 S, R93 E, Section 28. Shoal Cove Road system – Marble Creek area.
Signature Seafood, Inc Special Use Permit Renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/09/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
08/2011 Jeannie Blackmore
907-228-4120
jblackmore@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special Use Permit renewal: Continued use of 1 ˝ inch fresh water supply line, 5’ x 20’floating walkway accessing NFS land for fire escape purposes. Floating walk attaches to land with one shore tie.
Location: UNIT - Ketchikan - Misty Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Ketchikan Gateway. LEGAL - T. 70 S., R. 90 E., Sect 33. Neets Bay, Rockfish Cove.
Ward Lake Trail Accessibility
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/08/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
05/2011 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.
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  Completed  Actual: 06/15/2011  07/2011 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.
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
Blind Slough Picnic Area Blowdown Salvage
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/27/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 Stephen Lombard
907-874-7580
slombard@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed salvage of blowdown that occurred Fall 2010. All proposed harvest trees are down or leaning into adjacent trees. Trees are located adjacent to the Blind Slough Picnic Area, a developed recreation site.
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Township/ Range 61 S 81 E, sections 5 and 6. The project area is located on Mitkof Island approximately 17 miles S of Petersburg, AK.
Browns Creek Tributary Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 05/04/2011  07/2011 Heath Whitacre
907-772-5925
hwhitacre@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restore instream habitat by placing 8-12 LW structures into 2 tributaries of Browns Ck.Logs for LW structures sourced from nearby uplands and/or RMA stream buffers. Work will take place on 0.3 mi of stream and approx 5 ac riparian habitat.
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.
Cascade Creek Trail Reroute
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/05/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
08/2011 Paul Olson
907-772-5947
polson01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approximately 200 ft trail reroute on the lower section of the Cascade Creek Trail.
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. The Cascade Creek Trail is located approximately 20 air miles north of the City of Petersburg in Thomas Bay.
DeBoer Recreation Cabin Decomissioning
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/26/2009 
Expected:11/2011
 
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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=25345
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - . The cabin is located approximately 20 air miles NE of Petersburg at the west end of DeBoer Lake (elevation 1,420 feet).
Kake Bake Creek Stream Restoration
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/17/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
06/2012 Heidi Lombard
907-772-5924
hlombard@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restore instream habitat by placing 10-15 LW structures into Kake Bake Cr. Logs sourced from nearby standing and/or thinned downed wood in adjacent young-growth and may be within RMA stream buffers. Work will occur on 0.2 mi of stream.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36397
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - T. 58 S., R.75 E., Sec 07 Kupreanof Island. Kake Bake Cr is located approx 14 miles south of Kake, AK along FS road 45001 at MP 0.64 on Kupreanof Island. Restoration site begins immediately upstream of the rd crossing.
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.
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.
Kuiu Island Riparian Thinning
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Completed  Actual: 06/08/2011  06/2011 Heath Whitacre
907-772-5925
hwhitacre@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project proposes to selectively thin conifer and alder stands in riparian areas on approximately 261 acres in the Saginaw, Kadake, and Rowan Creek watersheds on Kuiu Island.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34873
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. Rowan Bay (#190102020302), Kadake Creek (#190102020102), Saginaw Creek (#190102020104) watersheds on Kuiu Island, Petersburg Ranger District.
Mitkof Island Timber Sale
EA
- Forest products  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2011 
Expected:05/2012  07/2012 Carey Case
907-772-3871
ccase@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize timber harvest on Mitkof Island.
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:07/2011
 
08/2011 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
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.
Seal Point Recreation Enhancement
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/20/2011 
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.
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 09/2011 
Expected:03/2012
 
06/2012 Carey Case
907-772-3871
ccase@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.
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.
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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 08/2011 
Expected:11/2011  01/2012 Clay Davis
907-747-4225
clayrdavis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue special use permit for coho rearing facility- run by NSRAA
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.
Harbor Enterprises Inc. DBA Petro Marine Services, Sitka Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/10/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
01/2012 Clay Davis
907-747-4225
clayrdavis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue 20-year special use permit to operate and maintain a floating marine fuel facility.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35552
Location: UNIT - Sitka Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Sitka. LEGAL - SW portion of US Survey 4691, Lot 2, located within NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Section 2, Township 56 South Range 63 East, Copper River Meridian. Downtown Sitka at the FS Basin, Seaward of Totem Square.
Hidden Falls Fish Hatchery Alaska Department of Fish and Game
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2011 
Expected:11/2011  01/2012 Clay Davis
907-747-4225
clayrdavis@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
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.
Johnson, Tim Isolated Cabin, Klag Bay
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:11/2011  01/2012 Clay Davis
907-747-4225
clayrdavis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Continue to operate and maintain isolated cabin
Location: UNIT - Sitka Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Sitka. LEGAL - NE 1/4 Section 16 Township 49 South Range 58 East Copper River Meridian. Klag Bay, West Chichagof Island, Southeast Alaska.
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:
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  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/16/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
03/2012 Clay Davis
907-747-4225
clayrdavis@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
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 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/09/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
05/2012 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.
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:09/2011
 
03/2012 Annemarie LaPalme
907-747-4209
alapalme@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
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:08/2011
 
09/2011 Clay Davis
907-747-4225
clayrdavis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Operating and maintaining improvements (tent platform, outhouse, skiff and weir) to tag salmon for fisheries research.
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:07/2011
 
06/2012 Jennifer MacDonald
907-828-3203
jennifermacdonald@fs.fed.us 
Description: Dismantling and removing two dilapidated and hazardous cabins that have been off the reservation system for many years.
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  Completed  Actual: 05/03/2011  07/2011 Clay Davis
907-747-4225
clayrdavis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of a special use permit to maintain an isolated cabin.
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.
Rust Lake Invasive Plant Removal
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:09/2011  07/2012 Jennifer MacDonald
907-747-4226
jennifermacdonald@fs.fed.us 
Description: Removal of an expanding population of invasive Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) from gravel bars of upper Rust Lake Creek within the West Chichagof-Yakobi Wilderness.
Location: UNIT - Sitka Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Sitka. LEGAL - T48S, R58E Sec. 35 CRM. Rust Lake, West Chichagof.
Sitkoh River Stream Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 03/29/2011  06/2012 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34550
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  Completed  Actual: 06/06/2011  06/2011 Clay Davis
907-747-4225
clayrdavis@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.
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 08/2011 
Expected:10/2011  11/2011 Clay Davis
907-747-4225
clayrdavis@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.
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 for Temporary Sawmill at False Island Sort Yard
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:08/2011  01/2012 Clay Davis
907-747-4225
clayrdavis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a special use permit for a temporary sawmill facility
Location: UNIT - Sitka Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Sitka. False Island, Peril Strait, Chichagof Island, Southeast Alaska.
Special Use Permit reissuance for a pre-ANILCA cabin
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Clay Davis
907-747-4225
clayrdavis@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
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.
United States Coast Guard Communication Site Designation and Special Use Permit
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/30/2010 
Expected:10/2011
 
11/2011 Clay Davis
907-747-4225
clayrdavis@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.
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:07/2011
 
08/2012 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.
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:09/2011
 
09/2011 Melanie Slayton
907-828-3249
mslayton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Shoreties
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  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 02/11/2011
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2011 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 James Kelly
907-828-3220
jrkelly@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Big Thorne EIS is a multi-year timber sale component (5800 acres) of a larger stewardship effort which will include restoration and enhancement stewardship activities that will be identified through other environmental analyses.
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:09/2011
 
09/2011 Melanie Slayton
907-828-3249
mslayton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special Use Permit renewal for shoreties.
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:09/2011
 
09/2011 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.
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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
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.
Luck Lake Landslide Restoration CE
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:01/2012  05/2012 Angela Coleman
907-228-4147
ajcoleman@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Luck Lake Landslide Restoration CE proposes to revegetate and stabilize a 3 acre landslide off Sandy Beach Rd. within the Luck Lake watershed using helicopter seeding with native seed and manually applying other native revegetation techniques.
Location: UNIT - Thorne Bay Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Prince of Wales-Outer. LEGAL - T69S, R83E, Section 17. Luck Lake watershed located approximately 20 miles north of Thorne Bay, Alaska on Prince of Wales Island.
Sal Creek Cabin and Trail EA
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2011 
Expected:05/2012  06/2012 Victoria Houser
907-826-1614
vhouser@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct a young growth cabin and access trail in the Sal Creek area.
Location: UNIT - Thorne Bay Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Prince of Wales-Outer. Sal Creek. aproximately 5 mile north of Thorne Bay on the Beach Road.
Staney Creek Tributary Restoration CE
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:05/2011  06/2011 Angela Coleman
907-228-4147
ajcoleman@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Staney Creek Tributary Restoration CE will implement riparian restoration treatments along two small tributary creeks within the Staney Creek Watershed, which will include thinning up to 20 acres of second growth and adding large woody debris.
Location: UNIT - Thorne Bay Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Prince of Wales-Outer. LEGAL - T70S, R81E, Section 30. Staney Creek Watershed located approximately 30 miles west of Thorne Bay, Alaska on Prince of Wales Island.
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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
Berg Bay Cabin Replacement
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2011 
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  On Hold  N/A  N/A Dee Galla
907-874-7551
dgalla@fs.fed.us 
Description: Evaluate management options for Binkley Slough Public Recreation Cabin.
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 05/2011 
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.
Conveyance of Wrangell Ranger District Forest Service Property
CE
- Land ownership management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:07/2011  07/2011 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.
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
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2011 
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:09/2011
 
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
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
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  On Hold  N/A  N/A Dee Galla
907-874-7551
dgalla@fs.fed.us 
Description: Evaluate management options for Sergief Island Public Recreation Cabin.
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 Island Project EIS
EIS
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management 
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 & implement a multi-year stewardship opportunity involving timber harvest, road construction, forest restoration and enhancement activities.
Web Link:  http://www.wrangellislandprojecteis.com/
Location: UNIT - Wrangell Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - . 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.
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.
Location: UNIT - Yakutat Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Yakutat. Middle Situk Airstrip, northwest end of airstrip.
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