Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2012 to 12/31/2012
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
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 09/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
01/2013 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.
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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 (Prince of Wales) Outfitter and Guide Management Plan (EA)
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/09/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
12/2012 Susan Jennings
907-772-5864
sjennings@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will consider recreation use by outfitters and guides 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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.
POW Cone Collections
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Completed  Actual: 07/03/2012  08/2012 Scott Mcdonald
907-828-3304 Desk 907-828-3216
pjtierney@fs.fed.us 
Description: Collect up to 15 bushels of seed cone, per species, from individually selected trees along accessible road systems on POW island. Yellow cedar and redcedar along with spruce, alder and possibly hemlock are the target species. 2012 to 2017
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39805
Location: UNIT - Craig Ranger District, Thorne Bay Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Prince of Wales-Outer. POW Island, adjacent to existing road systems.
Shoreline II Outfitter and Guide Management Plan
EIS
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 03/2013 
Expected:02/2015  02/2015 Susan Jennings
907-723-0477
comments-alaska-tongass-sitka@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will determine recreation use levels for saltwater-based outfitters & guides on the Admiralty Nat. Mon., Hoonah, Juneau, and Sitka Ranger Districts. A Proposed Action will be developed to allocate service days to outfitter and guide use.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38181
Location: UNIT - Hoonah Ranger District, Juneau Ranger District, Admiralty National Monument, Sitka Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway, Sitka, Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon, Wrangell-Petersburg. Shoreline and other areas on the Admiralty National Monument and Hoonah, Juneau, and Sitka Ranger Districts.
Tongass National Forest Sustainable Cabin Management Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/15/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2012 
Expected:04/2013
 
07/2013 Susan Jennings
907-723-0477
comments-alaska-tongass@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Tongass is proposing to convert three cabins to survival shelters, either by converting existing cabins or replacement, and removing nine cabins to help move toward a sustainable recreation cabin program.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39863
Location: UNIT - Wrangell Ranger District, Admiralty National Monument, Yakutat Ranger District, Petersburg Ranger District, Thorne Bay Ranger District, Sitka Ranger District, Ketchikan - Misty Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway, Sitka, Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon, Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Tongass National Forest, Region 10, Alaska. Tongass National Forest, Region 10, Alaska.
Wrangell - Petersburg Invasive Plants Treatment
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/23/2012 
Expected:05/2013
 
06/2013 Cristi Corey-Luse
715-362-1185
ccoreyluse@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project proposes to treat invasive weed infestations on Wrangell and Petersburg Districts through various means including manual, mechanical, and chemical treatments.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37523
Location: UNIT - Wrangell Ranger District, Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. All of the Wrangell and Petersburg Ranger Districts.
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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
2012 Hecla Greens Creek Surface Exploration Drilling Plan of Operations
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 05/11/2012  06/2012 Sarah Samuelson
907-789-6274
ssamuelson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Hecla Greens Creek Mining Company plans to continue its surface exploration program in 2012 and proposes limited or minimal tree cutting in the Greens Creek IRA to provide safe helicopter landings and drill pads.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38049
Location: UNIT - Admiralty National Monument. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Juneau. Admiralty National Monument.
Angoon Airport Project
EIS
- Facility management
- Road management 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 09/24/2008
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
05/2013 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:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 04/20/2012
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 03/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
07/2013 Sarah Samuelson
907-789-6274
ssamuelson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analyze Greens Creek's proposal to expand the existing tailings facility.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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.
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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
2012 Surface Exploration Plan of Operations, Bokan Mountain REE Project, Prince of Wales Island, AK
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/01/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
10/2012 Michael Johnson
907-789-6275
mwjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project is the NEPA review of the 2012 Surface Exploration Plan of Operations for the Bokan Mountain Rare earth Element (REE) Project on Prince of Wales Island, AK.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38138
Location: UNIT - Craig Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Prince of Wales-Outer. LEGAL - Copper River Meridian: T80S, R88E, Sections 5, 8, 9, 14-17, 20-36; T80S, R89E, Sections 30, 31; T81S, R89E, Sections 2, 3, 6. Prince of Wales Island between the West Arm of Kendrick Bay and the South Arm of Moira Sound.
Craig Lot Disposal
CE
- Facility management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:03/2013  04/2013 Hillary Woods
907-228-6270
hwoods@fs.fed.us 
Description: The vacant lot is located in Craig and will be disposed of by the end of FY 13. The parcel is a bare lot totalling 0.16 ac (6,848 sq. ft.) located at 802 Water St. in Craig, Alaska. Special authority FSFREA applies.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38910
Location: UNIT - Craig Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Ketchikan Gateway. LEGAL - Lot 3, Block 24, USS No. 1430. 802 Water Street, Craig, Alaska.
Dog Salmon Creek Fishpass Retrofit
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 03/16/2012  07/2012 Sarah Brandy
907-826-1634
sbrandy@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would improve fish passage by lowering the bedrock above the fishpass and by constructing structures to reduce sediment deposition.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37773
Location: UNIT - Craig Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Prince of Wales-Outer. LEGAL - Prince of Wales Island. The existing fishpass on Dog Salmon Creek, Polk Inlet.
Hollis to Harris Trail Environmental Assessment
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2012 
Expected:05/2013  06/2013 Victoria Houser
907-826-1614
vhouser@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would improve existing roads between Hollis Day Use Area and Forest Service Harris River Interpretive Trail. The trail is approximately 5 miles long with 1 mile of undeveloped trail.
Location: UNIT - Craig Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Prince of Wales-Outer. LEGAL - CRM Township 74 S, Range 83 E, Sections 14-16 and CRM Township 74S, Range 84E, Section 18. Hollis Day Use Area to Harris River Interpretive Trail.
Hyak Mine Road SUP CE
CE
- Special area management
- Special use management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 08/03/2012  08/2012 Melanie Slayton
907-828-3249
mslayton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Develop road to access private land.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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.
Luck Creek Restoration
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:06/2013  05/2014 Thomas Cady
907-874-7524
tcady@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would decommissioning an old temporary road; and road improvement projects for aquatic passage and water quality on other roads; and aquatic habitat improvement projects on three tributaries and the Main stem of Luck Creek.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37729
Location: UNIT - Craig Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Prince of Wales-Outer. LEGAL - Luck/Eagle Creek Watershed is located 16 miles south of Coffman Cove on northeast Prince of Wales Island, Alaska. Luck/Eagle Creek Watershed is located 16 miles south of Coffman Cove on northeast Prince of Wales Island, Alaska.
Niblack Project 2012 Surface Exploration Plan of Operations
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 06/07/2012  07/2012 Joseph Manning
907-789-6273
jcmanning@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project reviews surface exploration activities proposed in 2012 on Forest System lands by the Niblack Exploration Project on southern Prince of Wales Island, southeastern Alaska.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38958
Location: UNIT - Craig Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Ketchikan Gateway. Niblack Anchorage, Moira Sound, Southeastern Prince of Wales Island, Alaska.
North Fork Lake Dam SUP
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/28/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
04/2013 Melanie Slayton
907-828-3249
mslayton@fs.fed.us 
Description: The City of Craig proposes to increase the storage capacity at the existing water storage site by raising the existing dam up to 6 feet.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37765
Location: UNIT - Craig Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Prince of Wales-Outer. LEGAL - Section 11, T 74S, R 82E, CRM. North Fork Lake.
Sunny Creek Fishpass Retrofit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2012 
Expected:12/2012  07/2013 Sarah Brandy
907-826-1634
sbrandy@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Sunny Creek fishpass has chronic plugging, it is built downstream of a depositional gravel bar. This project would involve blasting and drilling bedrock and building a concrete flume upstream of the fishpass.
Location: UNIT - Craig Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Prince of Wales-Outer. LEGAL - Sunny Creek. Cholmondeley Sound - Sunny Creek.
Twelvemile Creek Restoration Phase II EA
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2012 
Expected:02/2013  05/2013 Thomas Cady
907-826-1608
tcady@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would authorize upland and riparian thinning treatments, and aquatic habitat improvement projects on the mainstem of Twelvemile Creek.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39991
Location: UNIT - Craig Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Prince of Wales-Outer. LEGAL - Township 75S, Range 83E, Section 25. 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
Bohemia Basin Trail and Recreation Improvements
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/25/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
04/2013 Michelle Putz
907-747-4278
mputz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improve an existing recreation site by converting a 2.3 mile closed road to a hiking/pedestrian trail; constructing or developing two tent sites, and clearing bush and trees from the existing 3-sided shelter site.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39304
Location: UNIT - Hoonah Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon. Yakobi Island, along the creek at Bohemia Basin, 7 miles NW of Pelican, AK.
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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 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34597
Location: UNIT - Juneau Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Juneau. This project assesses the entire Juneau Ranger District of the Tongass National Forest.
City & Borough of Juneau Snow Disposal Site analysis
EA
- Special use management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 08/22/2012  09/2012 Jim Case
907-789-6283
jimcase@fs.fed.us 
Description: Lands special use permit for City Borough Juneau snow storage within overflow bus parking lot at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36068
Location: UNIT - Juneau Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Juneau. LEGAL - NW 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec. 8, T. 40 S., R. 66 E., CRM. Bus parking are to the southwest of the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.
Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area Planning
EIS
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 12/2012 
Expected:09/2013  12/2013 Jennifer Berger
907-789-6278
jberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: JRD is reviewing year-round recreation use by both independent and guided visitors within the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area in order to update and revise its 1996 recreation management plan.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37050
Location: UNIT - Juneau Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Juneau. JRD/ AK/ Juneau; 5815 acres federally designated recreation area including and surrounding Mendenhall Lake.
Peterson Lake Trail Maintenance
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 06/29/2010  07/2012 Mike Dilger
907-789-6228
mdilger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Trail maintenance will harden muddy sections of trail over the entire 4.2 mile length of the trail from the road to the cabin.
Location: UNIT - Juneau Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Juneau. LEGAL - STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Juneau. LEGAL - SEC 13, T39S, R64E, CM. Trailhead is just past mile 23 on Glacier Highway on the uphill side of the road, Juneau Ranger District, Juneau, Alaska.
Trail maintenance, beavers, and fish passage in the Dredge Lakes area
CE
- Special area management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
Completed  Actual: 07/20/2012  09/2012 Barbara Adams
907-789-6252
bjadams@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install beaver bafflers or pond levelers at six locations within the MGRA. After beaver bafflers are in place and the Moose Lake trail dewatered, the Moose Lake trail bed will be raised with fill from a nearby gravel pit.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38574
Location: UNIT - Juneau Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Juneau. LEGAL - T40s, R66E, S 7, 8, 17, 18. Dredge Lakes Area, Juneau, Alaska.
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 Culvert Removal
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 06/14/2012  07/2012 Barbara Adams
907-789-6252
bjadams@fs.fed.us 
Description: Removal of a double culvert that is on a Forest Service system trail. The culverts are perched, and at times of low flow water only percolates through the ground under the culverts.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37010
Location: UNIT - Juneau Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Juneau. LEGAL - AK 12 T40S R66E. Approximately 1/2 mile east on West Glacier Trail, Juneau, Alaska.
West Glacier Trailhead Improvements
EA
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35470
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
Alaska Department of Fish and Game -- Hugh Smith Work Camp Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/02/2012  08/2012 Jeannie Blackmore
907-228-4120
jblackmore@fs.fed.us 
Description: ADF&G has applied for a special use permit to continue use of a work camp on Hugh Smith Lake.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38091
Location: UNIT - Ketchikan - Misty Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Ketchikan Gateway. LEGAL - T. 78 S., R. 98 E., Sec. 19. Outlet of Hugh SMith Lake adjacent to Boca de Quadra.
Bell Island Geothermal Leases SPEIS
EIS
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/18/2012
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
12/2012 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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.
Mirror Lake Fishing Club Special Use Permit & Helicopter Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 08/20/2012  08/2012 Lorelei Haukness
907-228-4102
lhaukness@fs.fed.us 
Description: Mirror Lake Fishing Club has applied for renewal of their special use permit in Misty Fiords National Monument Wilderness. They have also requested use of a helicopter for up to six landings (one day authorization) in 2012.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39595
Location: UNIT - Ketchikan - Misty Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Ketchikan Gateway. LEGAL - CRM, T. 73 S., R. 94 E., Sec 21. Cabin is located on the shoreline of Mirror Lake in Misty Fiords National Monument Wilderness. Helicopter would operate in the area between Thorne Arm (near the Fish Creek public recreation cabin).
Naha Trail Reconstruction
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/13/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
10/2012 Cathy Tighe
907-228-4134
ctighe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reconstruct the first mile of trail to improve drainage, reduce long-term maintenance costs, and provide a level area for camping near the trailhead. Unserviceable boardwalk will be replaced with gravel. Open stone drains and culverts may be used.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38818
Location: UNIT - Ketchikan - Misty Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Ketchikan Gateway. LEGAL - Copper River Meridian T 72 S, R 90 E, sections 28, 33, and 34. The section of trail to be worked on follows the north edge of a saltwater lagoon about 15 miles north of Ketchikan, AK.
Saddle Lakes Timber Sale
EIS
- Forest products  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 05/08/2012
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 10/2013 
Expected:04/2014
 
06/2014 Linda Pulliam
907-228-4124
lcpulliam@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action would harvest almost 33 million board feet (MMBF) of timber on about 2,613 acres and would construct up to 18 miles of road (9 mi NFS system and 9 mi temporary road).
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38990
Location: UNIT - Ketchikan - Misty Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Ketchikan Gateway. LEGAL - T72S, R91E, Sec 35, 36; T73S, R92E, Sec 1-4, 8-12, 13-17, 19-36; T73S, R93E, Sec 18, 19, 30, 31; T74S, R92E, Sec 1-3, 11-13, 24, 25, 36.; and T74S, R93E, Sec 6-8, 17-20, 30, 31. The project area is located about 14 miles northeast of Ketchikan, Alaska, on Revillagigedo Island, and occurs in Value Comparison Units (VCUs) 746, 747, and 753 between George and Carroll Inlets.
Ward Lake Trail Accessibility
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/28/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
10/2012 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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.
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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 River Rapids Picnic Shelters
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/12/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
04/2013 Joe Teter
907-772-5949
jteter@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed installation of shelters over the two existing picnic platforms on the Blind River Rapids Trail.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39045
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. Blind River Rapids Trailhead begins near the parking area, approx 14 mi S of Petersburg along the Mitkof Hwy. The 2 existing picnic platforms are located adjacent to the Blind River Rapids Trail.
Cascade Creek Trail Reroute
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 08/21/2012  09/2012 Paul Olson
907-772-5947
polson01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approximately 200 ft trail reroute on the lower section of the Cascade Creek Trail.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35495
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 Decomission
CE
- Recreation management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Joe Teter
907-772-5949
jteter@fs.fed.us 
Description: Exploring alts for funding & support to maintain cabin for public use. An option is to remove cabin. Project cancelled. Now included in Forest-wide cabin removal & conversion to shelters decision. See: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project=39863.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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-Petersburg Intertie
EIS
- Special use management  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 05/07/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/2013 
Expected:08/2013
 
12/2013 Tom Parker
907-772-5974
tparker02@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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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 is proposed to run from Petersburg, AK (Mitkof Island) to Kake, AK which is located on the neighboring island of Kupreanof.
Kuiu Island Stream Restoration Project
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 08/20/2012  10/2012 Heath Whitacre
907-772-5936
hwhitacre@fs.fed.us 
Description: Instream and floodplain restoration proposed on 2.4 mi of anadromous fish streams on Kuiu Is. near Kake, AK. Heavy equipment or helicopter would place approx 1,000 large wood (LW) pieces in 4 streams and their floodplains.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39152
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - T58S, R71E, S13 at the north end, and T60S, R71E, S11 at the south end. Ninety nine percent of this 482,100 acre island is administered by the Tongass National Forest. Kuiu Island is located approximately 14 mi W of Kake and 45 miles W of Petersburg in SE AK. The project area encompasses the Saginaw, Kadake, and Browns Creek watersheds on the N end of the island.
Kuiu-Tonka-Mitkof Pre-commercial Thinning 3-Year Plan
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed  Actual: 09/12/2012  05/2013 Renaker Parks
907-772-5975
rparks@fs.fed.us 
Description: Pre-commercial tree thinning of approximately 5,057 acres. The stands are 19-36 years old and will be thinned to 14x14 - 18x18 foot spacing.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38424
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. North Kuiu Island; Tonka road system on Kupreanof Island; Mitkof Island.
Mitkof Island Small Sales
EA
- Forest products  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:06/2013  07/2013 Carey Case
907-772-3871
ccase@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize a small sales program on Mitkof Island that includes timber harvest, firewood cutting and salvage.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=29099
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. Mitkof Island road system.
Petersburg Lake Trail Improvements
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 07/06/2012  07/2012 Paul Olson
907-772-5947
polson01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project plan is to improve approximately 1,000 feet of the Petersburg Lake Trail beginning at the Petersburg Lake Cabin in the Petersburg Creek Duncan Salt Chuck Wilderness.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37725
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. The trail work will begin at the Petersburg Lake Cabin which is located approximately 10 air miles west of the City of Petersburg on Kupreanof Island.
Reissue Four Special Use Permits
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 08/15/2012  01/2013 Russell Beers
907-772-5940
rbeers@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue four existing special use permits for the following uses: Federal Aviation Administration communications site, shore ties for a float house, Alaska Department of Fish and Game administrative cabin, tent platform.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39452
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. FAA Communications Site: south of Port Camden, Kuiu Island; Shore Ties: Seclusion Harbor, Kuiu Island; ADF&G cabin: Thomas Bay, mainland; Tent Platform: Tunehean Creek, Kupreanof Island.
Thomas Bay Integrated Timber Sale
EIS
- Land management planning
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 10/2012 
Expected:11/2013  12/2013 Carey Case
907-772-3871
ccase@fs.fed.us 
Description: Timber harvest, young-growth treatments, wildlife enhancement, and restoration activities.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39730
Location: UNIT - Petersburg Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. Thomas Bay is located approximately 20 air miles northeast of Petersburg, Alaska on the mainland. The project area is in VCUs 487 and 489.
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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
Blue Lake Hydroelectric Project Special Use Authorization
EA
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/05/2012  10/2012 Clay Davis
907-747-4225
clayrdavis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Blue Lake Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. 2230) License Amendment.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36372
Location: UNIT - Sitka Ranger District. 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.
Deer Lake Coho Rearing Facility Permit Re-Issuance (NSRAA)
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2012 
Expected:12/2012  01/2013 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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.
FAA, Finger Mountain Remote Facility Replacement
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/01/2011 
Expected:03/2013
 
06/2013 Clay Davis
907-747-4225
clayrdavis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replacement of Remote Self-Sustained Outlet Facility
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36374
Location: UNIT - Sitka Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Sitka. Finger Mountain, Chichagof Island, and North Kruzof Island.
False Island Timber Sale
CE
- Forest products  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:12/2012  03/2013 Perry Edwards
907-747-4220
pedwards@fs.fed.us 
Description: Small timber sale on the False Island road system
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38788
Location: UNIT - Sitka Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Sitka. False Island.
Fields, William Isolated Cabin at Lake Anna
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:12/2012  01/2013 Clay Davis
907-747-4225
clayrdavis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue a 5-year permit to use and maintain an isolated cabin
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37584
Location: UNIT - Sitka Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Sitka. LEGAL - CRM Township 49 South Range 58 East Section 12 SE 1/4 of NW1/4. Lake Anna, Chichagof Island.
Harbor Mountain/Gavin Hill Trail Obliteration
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:12/2012  12/2012 Annemarie LaPalme
907-747-4209
alapalme@fs.fed.us 
Description: Obliterate and rehabilitate 2700 LF of the Gavin Hill end of the trail.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37554
Location: UNIT - Sitka Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Sitka. LEGAL - Township 55 South Range 63 East Section 36. Sitka, Alaska section between Baranof Street and the Cross Trail.
Hidden Falls Fish Hatchery Alaska Department of Fish and Game
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:11/2013  01/2014 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/04/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
01/2013 Clay Davis
907-747-4225
clayrdavis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Continue to operate and maintain isolated cabin
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36373
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.
Kruzof Integrated Resource Project EA
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2012 
Expected:05/2013  08/2013 Marty Becker
907-747-4293
mbecker@fs.fed.us 
Description: Watershed & Fisheries enhancement, riparian, wildlife, & timber stand improvement thinning.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40197
Location: UNIT - Sitka Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Sitka. LEGAL - Copper River Meridian Township 54 South Range 61 East Section 18, & Township 53 South Range 61 Section 26. Kruzof Island, Mud Bay and Eagle Creek road System.
Lake Osprey Hydropower, Little Port Walter NMFS Marine Station Special Use Permit
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/16/2011 
Expected:12/2012
 
03/2013 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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 Straits Timber Salvage Sale
CE
- Forest products  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:12/2012  03/2013 Perry Edwards
907-747-4220
pedwards@fs.fed.us 
Description: Small timber sale to salvage blowdown trees in the False Island, Hanus Bay and Appleton areas.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38766
Location: UNIT - Sitka Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Sitka. False Island, Hanus Bay, Appleton Cove.
Re-issuance of permit authorizing support of a floating lodge at False Island
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:12/2012  01/2013 Clay Davis
907-747-4225
clayrdavis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue a Special Use Permit to authorize storage, water transmission lines, and other improvements to support the operations of a floating lodge and guide service at False Island.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37579
Location: UNIT - Sitka Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Sitka. LEGAL - Township 49 South Range 64 E Section 18 CRM. False Island, Peril Strait, Chichagof Island.
Redoubt Lake Cabin Replacement
CE
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=30849
Location: UNIT - Sitka Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Sitka. LEGAL - T57S R65E Section 14. Redoubt Lake.
Removal of Decommissioned Cabins in the South Baranof Wilderness
EA
- Recreation management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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.
Sitka Smoke House Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Heritage resource management
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2012 
Expected:02/2013  08/2013 Jay Kinsman
907-747-4228
jkinsman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction of a traditional Tlingit Smokehouse for use and educational purposes
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40199
Location: UNIT - Sitka Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Sitka. LEGAL - Copper River Meridian Township 55 South Range 63 East Section 27. Sitka, Alaska.
Special Use Permit application for temporary facilities for the taking of fish and wildlife
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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.
Tenakee Springs Indian River Road, Coffee Cove Trail, LTF Access
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:12/2012  01/2013 Clay Davis
907-747-4225
clayrdavis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Ensure access for the City of Tenakee Springs and the general public to support hydroelectric power production, recreation, subsistence, free use, firewood, and trapping
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37594
Location: UNIT - Sitka Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Sitka. LEGAL - CRM T47S R63E Sections 15, 22, 23. North Shore Tenakee Inlet.
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:12/2012
 
01/2013 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=20636
Location: UNIT - Sitka Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Sitka. LEGAL - T.50S. R62E. Sec. 21, CRM. Baranof 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
ADF&G Thorne River Stream Gauges
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/16/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
10/2012 Melanie Slayton
907-828-3249
mslayton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install and maintain stream gauges at the Thorne River and North Thorne bridges.
Location: UNIT - Thorne Bay Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Prince of Wales-Outer. LEGAL - Section 28, T 70S, R 83E, Section 24, T 71S, R 83E, Copper River Meridian. Thorne River Watershed.
Alaskan Dreams Shoreties
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Melanie Slayton
907-828-3249
mslayton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Shoreties
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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 10/2012 
Expected:06/2013
 
09/2013 James Kelly
907-828-3220
jrkelly@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Big Thorne EIS is a multi-year timber sale component of a larger stewardship effort which will include restoration and enhancement stewardship activities that will be identified through other environmental analyses.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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.
Coffman Cove Recreation Enhancement (formerly Sea Side Park EA)
EA
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 08/06/2012  05/2013 Victoria Houser
907-826-1614
vhouser@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation of 3 picnic sites, picnic shelter, asphalt/parking for approx. 6 vehicles, and other developed recreation enhancements. This analysis combines previous scoping efforts for several Coffman Cove projects into one document.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36639
Location: UNIT - Thorne Bay Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Prince of Wales-Outer. LEGAL - Township 67S, Range 81E, section 35. City of Coffman Cove, next to the ball park and other developed recreation areas.
Dargon Point Commercial Thinning Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/23/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
02/2013 Ben Case
907-772-5883
bcase@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approximately 70 acres of young growth harvest and approximately 1 mile of road construction in the Naukati area on Prince of Wales Island, to provide wood products, manage for future timber yield and enhance wildlife habitat.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38409
Location: UNIT - Thorne Bay Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Ketchikan Gateway. LEGAL - 55° 54" N, 133° 14' W – 3 miles NW of Naukati, Alaska. Thorne Bay Ranger District, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska.
EC Phillips Shoreties
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Melanie Slayton
907-828-3249
mslayton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special Use Permit renewal for shoreties.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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.
Gravelly Creek Trail Extension EA
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/10/2009 
Expected:09/2013
 
10/2013 Victoria Houser
907-826-1614
vhouser@fs.fed.us 
Description: Extension of trail from Gravelly Creek at Thorne River to Falls Creek.
Location: UNIT - Thorne Bay Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Prince of Wales-Outer. Gravelly Creek to Falls Creek.
Honker Divide Portages Improvement
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/19/2012 
Expected:02/2013
 
07/2013 Victoria Houser
907-826-1614
vhouser@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will improve trail portages in such a manner that is consistent with the rustic and natural appearance observed and experienced on this trail.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39591
Location: UNIT - Thorne Bay Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Prince of Wales-Outer. Honker Divide on the Thorne Bay Ranger District.
Honker Divide Trail Improvements EA
EA
- Recreation management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Victoria Houser
907-826-1614
vhouser@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improve the Honker Divide Canoe Route portages and install a three-sided shelter aproximately 10 miles south of the Honker Lake Cabin on the canoe route.
Location: UNIT - Thorne Bay Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Prince of Wales-Outer. Honker Divide--between FR 2300 (Coffman Cove Highway) and the Thorne Bay Highway.
Kahli Cove SUP
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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 11/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
04/2013 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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 and Sarkar Lake Day Use Improvement Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2012 
Expected:03/2013  06/2013 Victoria Houser
907-826-1614
vhouser@fs.fed.us 
Description: Day use areas at Luck Lake and Sarkar Lake are in need of repairs, updates and improvements. The Alaska Forest Highway Program has provided funds to accomplish improvement projects at these sites. Improvements include: picnic shelters, parking, boa
Location: UNIT - Thorne Bay Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Prince of Wales-Outer. LEGAL - Luck Lake: CRM, Township 68S, Range 82E, Section 20; Sarkar Lake: CRM, Township 68S, Ranger 80E, Section 35. Sarkar Lake Day Use is located at approximately 48 miles from Craig, AK on Forest Road 20. Luck Lake Day Use is located about 5 miles from Coffman Cove on the 3030 road.
Naukati Timber Sale
EIS
- Forest products  Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 10/2012 
Expected:05/2014  08/2014 James Kelly
907-828-3220
jrkelly@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project is proposing 40 MMBF of old growth timber harvest from the existing road system in accordance with TTRA and other applicable laws.
Location: UNIT - Thorne Bay Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Prince of Wales-Outer. West side of Prince of Wales Island.
North POW Intertie Phase 3
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/16/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
10/2012 Melanie Slayton
907-828-3249
mslayton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install and maintain 4.5 miles of power line from Coffman Cove Junction to Naukati Junction.
Location: UNIT - Thorne Bay Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Prince of Wales-Outer. LEGAL - Sections 10 – 13 & 24, T 69S, R 80E, Copper River Meridian. FDR 2000 from Coffman Cove Junction to Naukati Junction.
Sal Creek Cabin and Trail EA
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/13/2011 
Expected:05/2013
 
09/2013 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.
Winter Harbor and Memorial Beach Three-sided Shelters EA
EA
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 05/04/2012  10/2012 Victoria Houser
907-826-1614
vhouser@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct a three-sided shelter at both Winter Harbor and Memorial Beach recreation sites.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33899
Location: UNIT - 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,   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
EA
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:05/2013  10/2013 Dee Galla
907-874-7551
dgalla@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace existing A-frame cabin and toilet with new, regionally approved cabin and toilet.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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.
Burnett Portage Trail
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 07/19/2012  05/2013 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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/21/2011 
Expected:01/2013
 
02/2013 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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.
Navy Timber Sale
EIS
- Forest products  In Progress:
FEIS NOA in Federal Register 04/17/2009 
Expected:11/2012
Actual: 03/10/2009 
05/2013 Cynthia Sever
907-772-5860
csever@fs.fed.us 
Description: Timber Harvest and Road Construction.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=14556
Location: UNIT - Wrangell Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - 55N, 56 N 132 W CRM. Southwestern portion of Etolin Island, VCUs 465, 467, 468, three-fourths of 464, and a small portion of 466.
Wrangell Island Picnic Shelters at Yunshookuh Loop Camprground
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 07/12/2012  03/2013 Keith Appleman
907-874-7560
kappleman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install picnic shelter at the Yunshookuh Loop Campground on Wrangell Island
Location: UNIT - Wrangell Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - Varied. Wrangell Island - Yunshookuh Campsite.
Wrangell Island Project EIS
EIS
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 03/13/2012
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2012 
Expected:11/2013
 
06/2014 Tim Piazza
907-228-6318
timpiazza@fs.fed.us 
Description: Develop/implement multi-year project involving a variety of timber harvest, road construction, forest restoration and enhancement.
Location: UNIT - Wrangell Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. LEGAL - . Wrangell Island.
Wrangell Ranger District Timber Stand Improvement 2012
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/23/2012 
Expected:02/2013
 
05/2013 Jason Johnson
907-874-7552
jrjohnson02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Thinning for multiple objectives on the Wrangell Ranger District. Total acres 11,500.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37781
Location: UNIT - Wrangell Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Wrangell-Petersburg. Wrangell, Zarembo, Rynda, Woronkofski, Etolin, Bushy, and Shrubby Islands on the Wrangell Ranger District.
Zarembo Minerals Investigation 2012 - 2013 (Surface Exploration and Surface Drilling)
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 07/27/2012  08/2012 David Rak
907-874-7566
drak@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proponent, Zarembo Minerals Company, LLC, has filed a POO for July 2012 through 2013 for surface drilling and exploration and winter storage of equipment. Due to the economic recession they did not complete anticipated work prior to this time.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39958
Location: UNIT - Wrangell Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Ketchikan Gateway. LEGAL - Twp. 63 S, R. 80 E., Sec. 8,9,16 and 17, CRM. Federal mining claims, in the NW part of Zarembo Is.south of Zarembo Springs and St. John's Harbor near St. John and Frenchie Creeks.
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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
Cannon Beach Recreation Area CIP Project
CE
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Lee Benson
907-784-3359
labenson@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will construct new tables and seats at the Cannon Beach Day Use Area . Access to the cannon sites will be restricted to foot traffic, by placing barricades at the road access points for vehicles.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37830
Location: UNIT - Yakutat Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Yakutat. The Cannon Beach Day-Use Area is adjacent the Gulf of Alaska along a 7 mile long sandy beach named after the two World War Two era cannons, still existing, that were set along the beach.
Sea Otter Cabin Site Assessment
EA
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Lee Benson
907-784-3359
labenson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Determine location to erect Sea Otter public use recreational log cabin.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37832
Location: UNIT - Yakutat Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Yakutat. Alternative sites on the Yakutat Ranger District include North End of Khantaak Island, Kriwoi Island, Eleanor Island, Cannon Beach, East side of the Dangerous River, or on the Ahrnklin River.
Yakutat Access Travel Management Plan Revision
CE
- Recreation management
- Road management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Lee Benson
907-784-3359
labenson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Revise Yakutat Ranger District Access Travel Management Plan (originally signed in May 2008). Consider additional roads and/or trails to be designated as open for public use
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37831
Location: UNIT - Yakutat Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Yakutat. Yakutat Ranger District.
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