Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2007 to 12/31/2007
Idaho Panhandle 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
Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)
R1 - Northern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
R1 - Northern Region, Idaho Panhandle National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R1 - Northern Region, Idaho Panhandle National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R1 - Northern Region, Idaho Panhandle National Forest,  Bonners Ferry Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R1 - Northern Region, Idaho Panhandle National Forest,  Coeur d'Alene Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R1 - Northern Region, Idaho Panhandle National Forest,  Priest Lake Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R1 - Northern Region, Idaho Panhandle National Forest,  Sandpoint Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R1 - Northern Region, Idaho Panhandle National Forest,  St. Joe Ranger DistricT (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

Projects Occurring Nationwide  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Aerial Application of Fire Retardant
EA
- Fuels management   In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/28/2006 
Expected:10/2007
 
10/2007 Christopher Wehrli
202-205-1332
fire_retardant@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to continue the aerial application of fire retardant to fight fires on National Forest System lands. An environmental analysis will be conducted to prepare an Environmental Assessment on the proposed action.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/retardant/index.html
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nation Wide.
National Forest System Land Management Planning - Proposed Rule
EIS

           *NEW LISTING*
- Regulations, Directives, Orders   In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 08/31/2007
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2007 
Expected:01/2008
 
02/2008 Kevin Lawrence
202-205-2613
klawrence01@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Agency proposes to publish a rule at 36 CFR part 219 to finish rulemaking on the land management planning rule issued on January 5, 2005 (2005 rule). The 2005 rule guides development, revision, and amendment of land management plans.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/emc/nfma/2007_planning_rule.html
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. LEGAL - All units of the National Forest System. Agency-wide.
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Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Designation of Energy Corridors on Federal Land in the 11 Western States
EIS

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology
- Land management planning  
In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/28/2005
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 07/2008 
Expected:09/2008
 
10/2008 Peter Gaulke
202-205-1521
pgaulke@fs.fed.us 
Description: In accordance with Sec 368 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, "...The Sec of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Energy and Interior, in consultation with FERC, States, tribal or local units of government shall designate energy corridors on federal land.
Web Link:  http://corridoreis.anl.gov/
Location: UNIT - Fernan Ranger District, Butte Ranger District, Jefferson Ranger District, Missoula Ranger District, Superior Ranger District, Norwood Ranger District, Ouray Ranger District, Yampa Ranger District, Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District, Clear Creek Ranger District, Sulphur Ranger District, Nogales Ranger District, Williams Ranger District, Tusayan Ranger District, Chino Valley Ranger District, Cave Creek Ranger District, Payson Ranger District, Tonto Basin Ranger District, Pine Valley Ranger District, Beaver Ranger District, Carson Ranger District, Ely Ranger District, Spanish Fork Ranger District, Los Angeles River, Descanso Ranger District, Mount Whitney Ranger District, Hat Creek Ranger District, Big Valley Ranger District, Doublehead Ranger District, Cajon Ranger District, Yolla Bolla Ranger District, Mt. Shasta Ranger District, McCloud Ranger District, Yuba River Ranger District, Truckee Ranger District, Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District, Bly Ranger District, Lakeview Ranger District, Paisley Ranger District, Skykomish Ranger District, North Fork John Day Ranger District, Cle Elum Ranger District, Ogden Ranger District, Silver Lake Ranger District, Ninemile Ranger District, Black Mesa Ranger District, Mesa Ranger District, Flaming Gorge Ranger District, Bridgeport Ranger District, Ruby Mountains Ranger District, Trabuco Ranger District, Mono Ranger District, Goosenest Ranger District, Devils Garden Ranger District, Hayfork Ranger District, American River Ranger District, North Bend Ranger District, Dillon Ranger District, Gunnison Ranger District, Heber Ranger District, Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers, Mad River Ranger District, Mt. Hood National Forest All Units, Entiat Ranger District, Wenatchee River Ranger District, Mancos/Dolores Ranger District, Dubois Ranger District, Chiloquin Ranger District, Salida Ranger District, Washington Office (National Headquarter). STATE - Wyoming, Washington, Utah, Oregon, New Mexico, Nevada, Montana, Idaho, Colorado, California, Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Gila, Maricopa, Navajo, Santa Cruz, Yavapai, Humboldt, Inyo, Lassen, Los Angeles, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Orange, Placer, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Trinity, Chaffee, Clear Creek, Dolores, Grand, Gunnison, La Plata, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Routt, San Miguel, Clark, Kootenai, Shoshone, Beaverhead, Jefferson, Mineral, Missoula, Silver Bow, Elko, Lyon, Mineral, Washoe, White Pine, Clackamas, Columbia, Crook, Deschutes, Hood River, Jackson, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake, Umatilla, Union, Wasco, Beaver, Carbon, Daggett, Emery, Garfield, Grand, Iron, Juab, Kane, Millard, Piute, San Juan, Sanpete, Sevier, Tooele, Uintah, Utah, Wasatch, Washington, Weber, Chelan, King, Kittitas, Snohomish, Natrona, Sweetwater. LEGAL - 11 Western States, excluding Alaska & Hawaii. 11 western states (Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming) .
Roadless Area Conservation; National Forest System Lands in Idaho
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders   In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 04/10/2007
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2007 
Expected:08/2008
 
09/2008 Bradley Gilbert
208-765-7438
bjgilbert@fs.fed.us 
Description: Consideration of Idaho State Petition for management of NFS lands in inventoried roadless areas in Idaho.
Web Link:  http://roadless.fs.fed.us/idaho.shtml
Location: UNIT - Idaho Panhandle National Forest All Units, Clearwater National Forest All Units, Boise National Forest All Units, Payette National Forest All Units, Salmon-Challis National Forest All Units, Sawtooth National Forest All Units, Nez Perce National Forest All Units, Caribou-Targhee National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Ada, Adams, Bannock, Bear Lake, Benewah, Bingham, Blaine, Boise, Bonner, Bonneville, Boundary, Butte, Camas, Canyon, Caribou, Cassia, Clark, Clearwater, Custer, Elmore, Franklin, Fremont, Gem, Gooding, Idaho, Jefferson, Jerome, Kootenai, Latah, Lemhi, Lewis, Lincoln, Madison, Minidoka, Nez Perce, Oneida, Owyhee, Payette, Power, Shoshone, Teton, Twin Falls, Valley, Washington. NFS lands in the State of Idaho.
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R1 - Northern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Avista Powerline Right-of-way Maintenance
CE
- Special use management   In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/09/2004 
Expected:12/2007
 
01/2008 Risa Devore
(208) 265-6623
rdevore@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special use permit renewal for maintenance of existing powerline corridor on portions of the Sandpoint Ranger District, Coeur d'Alene River Ranger District of the Idaho Panhandle NF and portions of the Kootenai and Lolo NF
Location: UNIT - Fernan Ranger District, Sandpoint Ranger District, Cabinet Ranger District, Superior Ranger District. STATE - Montana, Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner, Boundary, Sanders. Portions of the Sandpoint and Couer d'Alene River R.D. on the IPNF and portions of the Kootenai and Lolo NF.
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Idaho Panhandle National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)  

R1 - Northern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Abandoned Mine Closures 2008
CE
- Minerals and Geology   Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2008 
Expected:07/2008  08/2008 Jeffrey Johnson
208-765-7442
jkjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Closure of multiple mine adits for public safety
Location: UNIT - Idaho Panhandle National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kootenai, Shoshone. LEGAL - Various locations across the forest. Forest-wide.
Grandmother Mountain Land Exchange
EA
- Land acquisition   In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/28/2007 
Expected:10/2007
 
12/2007 Thomas Ball
208-765-7289
teball@fs.fed.us 
Description: Land Exchange with Patriot Investments involving 1,325 acres of federal land and 2,400 acres of non-federal land
Location: UNIT - Idaho Panhandle National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boundary, Shoshone. St. Joe, Kootenai, and Coeur d'Alene River drainages.
Idaho Panhandle and Kootenai National Forest, Forest Plan Revision
CE
- Land management planning   On Hold  N/A  N/A Jodi Kramer
(208) 765-7235
jodikramer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest Plan Revision
Location: UNIT - Idaho Panhandle National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Kootenai, Latah, Shoshone. Northern Idaho.
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Idaho Panhandle National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R1 - Northern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Idaho Panhandle NF Vacant Grazing Allotment Assessment
CE
- Grazing management   Completed  Actual: 07/31/2007  07/2007 Tim Seeley
208-267-6713
tdseeley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Evaluate suitability of vacant allotments
Location: UNIT - Wallace Ranger District, St. Maries Ranger District, Sandpoint Ranger District, Bonners Ferry Ranger District, Priest Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington, Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner, Boundary, Shoshone, Pend Oreille. LEGAL - BM, T63N, R1W; WM, T33N, R45E, WM, T 33N, R46E; BM, T57N, R5W; BM, T52N, R3E; BM, T55N, R3W; BM, T42N, R1E. Ball Creek, Flat Creek, Kavanaugh Creek, Ferguson Meadow, Hoodoo, and Keeler Creek Allotments.
Recreation Residence Permits
CE
- Special use management   In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/18/2006 
Expected:08/2008
 
01/2009 Debbie Butler
(208) 443-6822
dabutler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Permit reissue - continuance of 138 existing permits
Location: UNIT - Fernan Ranger District, Sandpoint Ranger District, Avery Ranger District, Priest Lake Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner, Kootenai, Shoshone. LEGAL - Priest Lake, Sandpoint, CDA, and Avery. IPNF.
Selkirk Mountain Range Winter Travel Plan
EIS
- Recreation management   In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 03/08/2007
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2007 
Expected:07/2008
 
10/2008 Gregory Hetzler
208-265-6603
ghetzler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Travel management plan for motorized winter recreation use within the Selkirk Mountain Range on the Bonners Ferry, Priest Lake Ranger District and Sandpoint Ranger District.
Location: UNIT - Sandpoint Ranger District, Bonners Ferry Ranger District, Priest Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington, Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner, Boundary, Pend Oreille. LEGAL - National Forest lands in Bonner and Boundary County. Priest Lake, Sandpoint, and Bonners Ferry Ranger Districts.
Universal Health Services (UHS) of Kootenai River, Inc.
CE
- Special use management   In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/19/2005 
Expected:12/2007
 
01/2008 Risa Devore
208-265-6623
rdevore@fs.fed.us 
Description: Outfitter/guide permit reissue, institutional use
Location: UNIT - Sandpoint Ranger District, Bonners Ferry Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner. Sandpoint and Bonners Ferry Ranger Districts.
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Idaho Panhandle National Forest,   Bonners Ferry Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R1 - Northern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Black Mountain Lookout Tower Relocation
CE
- Facility management   Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2007 
Expected:02/2008  05/2008 Steven Petesch
208-267-6755
spetesch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Move the Lookout tower from its present location to a new spot approximately 1 mile north on the same ridge line. 1/4 mile of old skid road will be reconstructed to provide access
Location: UNIT - Bonners Ferry Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boundary. LEGAL - T61N, R2E, Sec. 30, BM. Map #9, Black Mountain.
Black Mountain Rd Maintenance
CE
- Road management   In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/06/2006 
Expected:02/2008
 
05/2008 Barry Wynsma
208-267-6751
bwynsma@fs.fed.us 
Description: Road maintenance and forest products
Location: UNIT - Bonners Ferry Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boundary. LEGAL - T60N, R1E, T60N, R2E, BM. Map #30 - Twenty Mile Creek Road.
Matthews/Price Private Road Access
CE
- Special use management   In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/13/2007 
Expected:02/2008
 
04/2008 Risa Devore
208-265-6623
rdevore@fs.fed.us 
Description: Two permits to be issued, Both permits are for existing uses that were under prior authorizations.
Location: UNIT - Bonners Ferry Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boundary. LEGAL - (Matthews) Secs 11 &14 T63N R2E and (Price) Sec 36, T63N R2E and Sec 31, T63N R3E.. Map #20 - Meadow Creek Rd (Matthews); Map #21 - Skin Creek (Price).
Myrtle Creek HFRA
EIS
- Fuels management   Completed  Actual: 08/22/2007  08/2007 Douglas Nishek
(208.267.6765)
dnishek@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fuels Reduction in Municipal Watershed
Location: UNIT - Bonners Ferry Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boundary. LEGAL - T62N, R1W, S5-8, 14-23, 26-29; T62N, R2W, S1-24, 27-33; T62N, R3W, S12, 13, 24, B.M.. Map #19 - Myrtle Creek.
Northern Prairie
EA
- Road management
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/30/2003
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2007 
Expected:01/2008
 
01/2008 Patrick Behrens
(208) 267-6743
pbehrens@fs.fed.us 
Description: Ecosystem Restoration - Vegetation management, wildlife habitat restoration, fuels reduction
Location: UNIT - Bonners Ferry Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boundary. LEGAL - T65N, R2E, sections 15-20; T65N, R1E, sections 13, 14, 24-26, and 34, B.M.. Map #6 - Round Prairie Creek and Gillon Creek drainages.
Ruby Copper
EA
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management  
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/09/2007
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2008 
Expected:05/2008
 
08/2008 Shanna Smith
208-267-6729
shannasmith@fs.fed.us 
Description: Vegetation management, fuels reduction, wildlife habitat management, road management, scenery management, improve aquatic habitat and watershed health
Location: UNIT - Bonners Ferry Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boundary. LEGAL - Sections (or portions of) 1, 2, 11, and 12, T63N, R2E; Sections 5-7, T63N, R3E; Sections 1-3, 10-14, 23-26, 35, and 36, T64N, R2E; Sections 4-9, 18, 19, and 30-32, T64N, R3E; Section. Map #18 - East side of the Moyie River extending north to the Candadian border, south to Meadow Creek campground and east to the divide that separates the Moyie River drainage from Deer Creek..
Smith Creek Thinning
CE
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products  
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/08/2006 
Expected:02/2008
 
09/2008 Barry Wynsma
208-267-6751
bwynsma@fs.fed.us 
Description: Vegetation management
Location: UNIT - Bonners Ferry Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boundary. LEGAL - T65N, R2W, S26, B.M.. Map #27 - Smith Creek.
Templeman HFRA
EA
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  
In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/25/2007
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 11/2007 
Expected:02/2008
 
05/2008 Barry Wynsma
208-267-6751
bwynsma@fs.fed.us 
Description: Hazardous fuels reduction
Location: UNIT - Bonners Ferry Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boundary. LEGAL - T63N, R1E, Sections 13 and 24, BM. Map #17 - National Forest lands in the vicinity of Templeman Lake.
Three Heart Outfitters
CE
- Special use management   In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/13/2007 
Expected:12/2007
 
02/2008 Risa Devore
208-265-6623
rdevore@fs.fed.us 
Description: Outfitter/guide reissue, hunting, horseback rides, river rafting
Location: UNIT - Bonners Ferry Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boundary. LEGAL - Hunting Unit 1. Bonners Ferry RD.
Twin Skin HFRA
EA
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/10/2007
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 01/2008 
Expected:03/2008
 
05/2008 Jennifer Borg
208-267-6758
jborg@fs.fed.us 
Description: Hazardous fuels reduction
Location: UNIT - Bonners Ferry Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boundary. LEGAL - T62N, R2E, Section 2; T63N, R3E, Sections 19, 29, and 30; T63N, R2E Section 24, BM. Map #8 - East side of Moyie River. Bordered by the Moyie River to the west, Deer Creek to the north, Solomon Mt. to the east, and old Highway 2 to the south.
Various limited timber harvests and fuel reduction projects
CE
- Fuels management
- Forest products  
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2007 
Expected:01/2008  04/2008 Barry Wynsma
(208)267-6751
bwynsma@fs.fed.us 
Description: Currently unidentied CE opportunities
Location: UNIT - Bonners Ferry Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boundary. Bonners Ferry RD.
Walkington Road Access
CE
- Special use management   In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/10/2006 
Expected:10/2007
 
11/2007 Gianna Vaccaro
208-265-6625
gvaccaro@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorization of a road to access a private residence.
Location: UNIT - Bonners Ferry Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Boundary. LEGAL - T. 65 N., R. 2 E., Section 14, BM. Map #24 - Bonners Ferry RD.
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Idaho Panhandle National Forest,   Coeur d'Alene Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R1 - Northern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Ames Creek Research Project
CE
- Research
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  
On Hold  N/A  N/A Daniel Frigard
208-783-2130
dfrigard@fs.fed.us 
Description: Rocky Mountain Research Station Study proposal to commercially thin timber on approximately 50 acres using skyline logging methods. Could involve reconditioning of existing roads.
Location: UNIT - Fernan Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Kootenai. LEGAL - T51N, R1W, Sections 29 and 32, B.M.. Map #8 - Ames Creek drainage..
Barney Thin
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)   Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2007 
Expected:05/2008  08/2008 Robert Rehnborg
208-769-3054
rrehnborg@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercially thin to promote western larch on approximately 70 acres, resulting in an estimated 350 mbf of timber volume. Skyline and tractor yarding will be used, requiring 1/2 mile of temporary road construction and 2 miles of road reconstruction.
Location: UNIT - Fernan Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Kootenai. LEGAL - Sections 27, 28, 33, 34; T52N, R1W, B.M.. Map #4 - Barney Creek drainage north of Walker Saddle.
Blue Alder Fuels Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2007 
Expected:02/2008  09/2008 Matthew Bienkowski
208-769-3065
mbienkowski@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribed burning, timber harvest, tree planting, and trail construction
Location: UNIT - Fernan Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Kootenai. LEGAL - T50N, R2 & 3W, B.M.. Map #1 - Alder, Marie, Searchlight, Wolf Lodge, and Blue Creek drainages east of Coeur d'Alene and west of Fourth of July Summit.
Butte Gulch Placer Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology   Completed  Actual: 08/16/2007  09/2007 Mindy Vogel
208-765-7452
msvogel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Placer mineral exploration of two trenches, approximately 150 feet long to bedrock.
Location: UNIT - Wallace Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - Sec 2, T49N, R5E, BM. Map #7 - Butte Gulch drainage, near Murry ID.
Callis Fire Salvage
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)   Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2007 
Expected:04/2008  07/2008 Robert Rehnborg
208-769-3054
rrehnborg@fs.fed.us 
Description: Salvage of fire-damaged timber on approximately 10 acres, resulting in an estimated timber volume of 100 to 150 mbf. Skyline yarding would be used, with no new road construction.
Location: UNIT - Fernan Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Kootenai. LEGAL - Section 7; T52N, R1E, B.M.. Map #12 - Along Road 436 in the Callis Creek drainage.
Capital Dudley Salvage
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)   Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2007 
Expected:03/2008  05/2008 Robert Rehnborg
208-769-3054
rrehnborg@fs.fed.us 
Description: Roadside salvage of dead and dying trees along Roads 424, 429 and 271 (a total of approximatley 225 acres), resulting in an estimated 100 mbf. Primarily cable yarding, with a small amount of tractor yarding; no road construction.
Location: UNIT - Wallace Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - Sections 19, 29, 30, 34, 35, T49N, R4E., B.M.; Sections 2, 3, 4, T48N, R4E, B.M.. Map #19 - Capital Hill area in upper Beaver Creek drainage.
Carpenter Thin
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products  
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/24/2006 
Expected:11/2007
 
06/2008 Daniel Frigard
208-783-2130
dfrigard@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to commercially thin timber on approximately 70 acres using skyline and tractor methods with prescribed burning and grapple piling within portions of the project area. Could involve one-quarter mile of temporary road construction.
Location: UNIT - Wallace Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - T49N, R4E, sections 6 and 7, B.M.. Map #2 - Carpenter and Rock Creek Drainages.
Commercial Fuelwood Program
CE
- Forest products   On Hold  N/A  N/A Donald Garringer
208-769-3005 or 556-5150
dgarringer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Sell a total of 250 cords of fuelwood to commercial fuelwood dealers from 8 locations across the District.
Location: UNIT - Wallace Ranger District, Fernan Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Kootenai, Shoshone. Eight locations across the Coeur d'Alene River Ranger District..
Deerfoot EA
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)   In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/30/2007
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2007 
Expected:12/2007
 
04/2008 Sarah Jerome
208-783-2109
sjerome@fs.fed.us 
Description: Road construction, reconstruction and decommissioning, with forest stand management resulting in an estimated 8,000 ccf of timber volume.
Location: UNIT - Fernan Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Kootenai. LEGAL - T51 and 52N, R2 and 3W, B.M. Map #20 - Deerfoot Resource Area.
Fancy Gulch Placer Mining
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology   Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2007 
Expected:10/2008  05/2009 Mindy Vogel
208-765-7452
msvogel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Mineral exploration and development. Placer mine 2.2 acres to bedrock.
Location: UNIT - Wallace Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - T50N, R4E, Section 25, BM. Map #18 - Fancy Gulch in the East Fork Eagle Creek drainage on Forest Road 2349.
Glidden Lake Rehabilitation Project
CE
- Watershed management
- Recreation management  
On Hold  N/A  N/A Jack Dorrell
208-769-3066
jdorrell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Activities are proposed to repair damage to the lake's shoreline caused by heavy and unrestricted recreation use, and to prevent further degradation by designating access routes and campsites where damage can be minimized.
Location: UNIT - Wallace Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - T48N, R6E, parts of sections 7, 8, and 18, B.M. Map #15 - Glidden Lake, one mile west of Burke Summit.
Kerr Waterline CE/DM
CE
- Special use management   On Hold  N/A  N/A Donald Garringer
208-769-3005
dgarringer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install 6-inch PVC sleeve over existing waterline to facilitate maintenance of waterline without future disturbance of Tepee Creek.
Location: UNIT - Fernan Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Kootenai. LEGAL - T52N, R2E, section 19, B.M.. Map #17 - Tepee Creek..
Laverne ATV
CE
- Recreation management   In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/10/2007 
Expected:11/2007
 
04/2008 Andrew Boggs
208-769-3038
aboggs@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to perform Level III Trail Maintenance on Forest Roads 798, 931 and 1544; and designate them for year-round motorized (ATV) trails.
Location: UNIT - Wallace Ranger District, Fernan Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Kootenai, Shoshone. LEGAL - T50N, R1E; T51N, R3E.. Map #27 - Laverne and Hemlock Creek drainages..
New Jersey Mining Company Drilling
CE
- Minerals and Geology   In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/12/2007 
Expected:10/2007
 
10/2007 Mindy Vogel
208-765-7452
msvogel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Lode mineral exploration. Drill approximately 25 holes in 3 different areas for mineral exploration
Location: UNIT - Wallace Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - Sec 17 & 18, T49N, R5E; Sec 30, T50N, R6E; Sec 22 & 23, T50N, R5E, BM. Map #9 - Niagara Creek (off of East Fork Eagle Creek), Gold Butte headwaters (off of FR 430), Toboggan Creek drainage (on FR 1551).
Pony Gulch Trenching
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology   Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2007 
Expected:07/2008  09/2008 Mindy Vogel
208-765-7452
msvogel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Excavate four, 100 foot long trenches to bedrock
Location: UNIT - Wallace Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - T49N, R4E, Section 23, BM. Map #16 - Pony Gulch in the Beaver Creek drainage.
Potosi Gulch Trenching
CE
- Minerals and Geology   Completed  Actual: 08/16/2007  09/2007 Mindy Vogel
208-765-7452
msvogel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Placer mine exploration. Excavate 3 ~50 foot long trenches to bedrock.
Location: UNIT - Wallace Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - Sec11, T49N, R4E, BM. Map #10 - Potosi Gulch in the Trail Creek drainage, along Kings Pass Hwy.
Prichard Murray Fuels HFRA Project
EA
- Fuels management   In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 07/05/2007 
Expected:10/2007
 
10/2007 Sarah Jerome
208-783-2109
sjerome@fs.fed.us 
Description: Possible 1,400 to 1,750 acres prescribed burning, 22 acres fuelbreak, 500 acres timber harvest (shelterwood, thinning and regeneration), potentially resulting in an estimated 10,000 ccf of timber volume.
Location: UNIT - Wallace Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - T50N, R4 & 5 E, B.M.. Map #3 - Located near the communities of Prichard, Eagle and Murray.
Red Beauty HFRA Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2007 
Expected:06/2008  09/2008 Matthew Davis
208-769-3049
madavis01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Possible road construction, reconstruction and/or decommissioning, aquatic improvement activities, and forest stand management activities potentially resulting in an estimated 12,000 ccf of timber volume.
Location: UNIT - Fernan Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Kootenai. LEGAL - T49N, R2 & 3W, B.M.. Map #13 - Coeur d'Alene River Ranger District.
Road 209 Aggregate
EA
- Road management   In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/23/2007
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2007 
Expected:11/2007
 
12/2007 Edward Lider
208-769-3030
elider@fs.fed.us 
Description: Development of a rock source pit (5 acres), crusher site (2 acres), and aggregate stockpile area (3 acres). Re-align Road 209 (at milepost 10.7) away from river embankment for public safety.
Location: UNIT - Fernan Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Kootenai. LEGAL - T50N, R1E, Section 20, BM. Map #25 - Forest Service Road 209 at milepost 10.7.
Sage Roush HFRA Project
EA
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Fuels management  
On Hold  N/A  N/A Matthew Bienkowski
208-769-3065
mbienkowski@fs.fed.us 
Description: Possible road construction, reconstruction and/or decommissioning, aquatic improvement activities, and forest stand management activities potentially resulting in an estimated 3,000 ccf of timber volume.
Location: UNIT - Fernan Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Kootenai. LEGAL - T52 & 53N, R2W, B.M.. Map #5 - Coeur d'Alene River Ranger District.
Short Creek Restoration Project CE/DM
CE
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/21/2007 
Expected:11/2007
 
12/2007 Matthew Davis
208-769-3049
madavis01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Stream restoration work along 2.5 miles of Short Creek, including near and inchannel restoration for fish habitat improvement. Approx. 16 miles of road decommissioning.
Location: UNIT - Wallace Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - T51N, R1E (Sec. 7, 8, 12, 17), BM. Map #26 - Short and Riley Creek watersheds, approx. 26 miles northeast of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho..
Steamboat Aquatic Restoration Project
EA
- Road management
- Watershed management  
On Hold  N/A  N/A John Ruebke
(208) 769-3019
jruebke@fs.fed.us 
Description: Upgrade culverts on open roads, decommission (by removing culvert) on closed roads, reroute segments of encroaching roads, and fish habitat rehabilitation
Location: UNIT - Wallace Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - T51N, R2E, Sec 1-6, 8-16, 23 & 24; T51N, R3E, Sec 5-7, 18 & 19; T52N, R1E Sec 24, 25; T52N, R2E, Sec 9, 10, 14-36; T52N, R3E, Sec 30-32, B.M.. Map #6 - Steamboat and Scott Creek drainages.
Tepee-Trail Aquatic Restoration
CE
- Watershed management   On Hold  N/A  N/A Matthew Davis
208-769-3049
madavis01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Upgrade culverts on open roads, decommissioning (by removing culverts) on closed roads, rerouting segments of encroaching roads, and instream work, including removing dikes, adding large woody debris, stabilizing banks, and improving fish passage.
Location: UNIT - Fernan Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Kootenai. LEGAL - T51N, R1 and 2 E, BM. Map #21 - Tepee Creek and Trail Creek Watersheds.
Teratoid Tepee Project
EA
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Sherri Lionberger
208-769-3022
slionberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Road construction/reconstruction, watershed restoration, and forest stand management activities including timber harvest
Location: UNIT - Wallace Ranger District, Fernan Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Kootenai. LEGAL - T52N, R1E, sections 24-27 and 33-36; T52N, R2E, sections 19-22 and 27-34; T51N, R1E, sections 1-18 and 23-26; T51N, R2E, sections 4-9 and 17-18, B.M. . Coeur d'Alene River Ranger District, including the Upper Tepee Creek, Big Elk Creek, Little Elk Creek, and Halsey Creek subwatersheds.
Trail Creek Trenching
CE
- Minerals and Geology   Completed  Actual: 08/16/2007  09/2007 Mindy Vogel
208-765-7452
msvogel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Placer mineral exploration. Excavate 4 ~ 200 foot long trenches to bedrock
Location: UNIT - Wallace Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - Sec11, T49N, R4E, BM. Map #11 - Trail Creek drainage, along Kings Pass Hwy.
Travel Plan
EA
- Road management
- Recreation management  
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/22/2007
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2007 
Expected:12/2007
 
12/2007 Donald Garringer
208-769-3005 or 556-5150
dgarringer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Designate those roads, trails and areas open to motorized vehicle use on the Coeur d'Alene River Ranger District, and identify them on a motor vehicle use map that will be published annually and free to the public.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/ipnf/cda/travelplan
Location: UNIT - Wallace Ranger District, Fernan Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Kootenai, Shoshone. District-wide.
Twomile Drill Core Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology   In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/24/2007 
Expected:10/2007
 
10/2007 Mindy Vogel
208-765-7452
msvogel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Drill ~6-10 holes for mineral exploration
Location: UNIT - Wallace Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - Sec 4, 5 & 6, T48N, R4E, BM. Map #14 - Twomile Creek (just north of Osburn, ID).
Yew Bough Tip Collection
CE
- Special use management   On Hold  N/A  N/A Donald Garringer
208-769-3005 or 556-5150
dgarringer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analysis of potential effects of harvesting 5,000 to 10,000 pounds of yew bough tips annually over the next 5 to 10 years, for use in medicinal herbs.
Location: UNIT - Wallace Ranger District, Fernan Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Kootenai, Shoshone. Several specific locations on the Coeur d'Alene River Ranger District..
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Idaho Panhandle National Forest,   Priest Lake Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R1 - Northern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Four Seasons Rental
CE
- Special use management   Completed  Actual: 08/13/2007  10/2007 Risa Devore
208-265-6623
rdevore@fs.fed.us 
Description: Outfitter guide reissue - guided snowmobile tours; various groomed trails system
Location: UNIT - Priest Lake Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner. LEGAL - Priest Lake Ranger District, Bonner County. Priest Lake Ranger District.
Granite Creek Bridge
CE
- Road management
- Facility management  
On Hold  N/A  N/A Dan Jackson
208-443-6823
dljackson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Bridge repair
Location: UNIT - Priest Lake Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner. LEGAL - T62N, R5W, Section 8, B.M.. Map #12 - Road #638 on Granite Creek.
Granite Reeder Sewer
EA
- Special use management   In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/08/2007 
Expected:10/2007
 
01/2008 Gianna Vaccaro
208-265-6625
gvaccaro@fs.fed.us 
Description: Conveyance of 80 acres to Granite Reeder Sewer District and authorization of transmission facilities on other NFSL by special use permit, for purpose of sewer treatment facilitities.
Location: UNIT - Priest Lake Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner. LEGAL - T61N, R4W, Section 17, BM. Granite Creek.
Hungry Deer Watershed Restoration Project
CE
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/21/2007 
Expected:11/2007
 
08/2008 Jill Cobb
208-443-6835
jcobb@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Hungry Deer watershed restoration project would improve salmonid habitat in two headwater tributaries to Kalispell Creek: Hungry and Deerhorn creeks
Location: UNIT - Priest Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington, Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner, Pend Oreille. LEGAL - T36N, R45E, Sections 15, 16, 20, 21, 27, 28 and 29, Williamette Meridian, Pend Oreille County, Washington. Map #7 - Hungry and Deerhorn Creeks are located in the headwaters of Kalispell Creek, a tributary to Priest Lake.
Lakeview-Reeder HFRA Project
EIS
- Fuels management   In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 11/28/2006
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2007 
Expected:07/2008
 
10/2008 David Cobb
208-443-6854
dcobb@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fuels reduction
Location: UNIT - Priest Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington, Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner, Pend Oreille. LEGAL - T60N, T61N, R4W, R5W, B.M.; T36N, T37N, R45E, R46E, W.M.. Map #1 - Kalispell Creek and Granite Creek drainages.
Priest Lake Cattle & Horse Allotment Management Plans Project
EA
- Grazing management   In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/17/2006
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2008 
Expected:05/2008
 
06/2008 Tim Seeley
208-267-6713
tdseeley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Livestock grazing
Location: UNIT - Priest Lake Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner. LEGAL - BM, T57N, 58N, 59N, 60N, R5W; T57N , R6W; WM, T33N, 34N, R45E; T33N, 34N, 35N, 36N, R46E.. Boswell, Four Corners, Lamb Creek, Lower Squaw Valley, Moores Creek, and Upper Squaw Valley allotments..
Priest Lake Renewals
CE
- Special use management   In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/11/2004 
Expected:12/2007
 
12/2007 Risa Devore
(208) 265-6623
rdevore@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special Use Permit Renewals Road Accesses
Location: UNIT - Priest Lake Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner. LEGAL - Various Locations. Priest Lake Ranger District.
Solo Quartz Crystal Management Area
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology   Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2007 
Expected:05/2008  07/2008 James Nieman
(208) 265-6634
jnieman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Setting up management parameters for removing crystal material from the site
Location: UNIT - Priest Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - T34N R45E Willamette Meridian Section 1. Map #29 - Solo Creek drainage approximately one mile up the 659 road..
Spokane Winter Knights
CE
- Special use management   In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/16/2006 
Expected:11/2007
 
11/2007 Debbie Butler
(208) 443-6822
dabutler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Winter recreation public shelter
Location: UNIT - Priest Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - T34N, R44E, Section 5, Williamette Meridian. Map #3 - Pelke Pass.
Tom Cornwall Access
CE
- Special use management   In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/14/2003 
Expected:12/2007
 
12/2007 Gianna Vaccaro
208-265-6625
gvaccaro@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special use authorization
Location: UNIT - Priest Lake Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner. LEGAL - T60N, R5W, Section 22, B.M.. Map #31- Kedish Ridge area.
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Idaho Panhandle National Forest,   Sandpoint Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R1 - Northern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Carrey Wood
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management  
On Hold  N/A  N/A Angelic Koch
208-265-6669
akoch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fuels management
Location: UNIT - Sandpoint Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner. LEGAL - T54N, R2W, S30, BM. Map #22 - Two miles southeast of Careywood Idaho.
Dale Gill's Road Proposal
CE
- Special use management   In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/02/2007 
Expected:10/2007
 
11/2007 Gianna Vaccaro
208-265-6625
gvaccaro@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special use permit request for access on an existing road to his private property. Private property is surrounded by National Forest System lands. Length is approximately 200 feet long and 12 feet wide.
Location: UNIT - Sandpoint Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner. LEGAL - T. 56 N., R. 1 E., Section 20 NE 1/4, BM, Bonner County, ID. Map #32, Sandpoint RD.
Gold Crown Fuel Reduction Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2007 
Expected:03/2008  09/2008 Jennifer Costich-Thompson
208-443-6811
jcostichthompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fuels reduction
Location: UNIT - Sandpoint Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner. LEGAL - Sec 3-10 and 17-18 T56N, R1W; Sec 1-2 and 11-14 of T56N, R2W; Sec 19 and 29-33 of T57N, R1W; and Sec 24-25 and 35-36 of T57N, R2W, BM. Map #13 - Gold Hill/Gold Mtn. area.
Granite Creek Cattle and Horse Allotment Management Plan
CE
- Grazing management   Completed  Actual: 09/17/2007  09/2007 Tim Seeley
208-267-6713
tdseeley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Grazing Management
Location: UNIT - Sandpoint Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner. LEGAL - Granite Creek. Sandpoint Ranger District.
Hope Sagle Land Exchange
EA
- Land ownership management   Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2007 
Expected:07/2008  08/2008 Nancy Kertis
208-265-6616
nkertis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Land exchange
Location: UNIT - Sandpoint Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner. LEGAL - Various parcels on Sandpoint Ranger District. Sandpoint Ranger District.
Huckleberry Snowmobile Trailhead Expansion
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management   Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2007 
Expected:01/2008  10/2008 MaryAnn Hamilton
208-265-6624
mhamilton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct additional parking spaces to improve Snowmobile parking area
Location: UNIT - Sandpoint Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner. LEGAL - T57N, R1E, Section 12, B.M. Map #14 - 4 miles from Hwy 200 on Trestle Creek Road 275.
Lightning Creek Restoration Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management  
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2007 
Expected:02/2008  07/2008 Kevin Davis
208-265-6686
kevingdavis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Watershed, fisheries, and wildlife, management through maintenance and decomissioning of system and non-system Forest Service roads in the Lightning Creek watershed
Location: UNIT - Sandpoint Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner. LEGAL - T56, 57, 58N, and R2, 3E, BM. Map #4 - Lightning Creek Drainage.
Marin's Road Access and Water Transmission Line Renewal
CE
- Special use management   In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/10/2006 
Expected:05/2008
 
06/2008 Risa Devore
208-265-6623
rdevore@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of road access and water transmission line
Location: UNIT - Sandpoint Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner. LEGAL - T54N, R2W, Section 26, SE1/4SE1/4, BM. Map #25 - Sandpoint Ranger District.
Mickinnick Trail Phase II
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management   Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2008 
Expected:07/2008  09/2008 MaryAnn Hamilton
208-265-6624
mhamilton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Trail expansion - reconstruction and construction
Location: UNIT - Sandpoint Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner. LEGAL - T57N, R2W, Section 5, B.M.. Map #16 - Mickinnick Trail.
Mineral Point-Lost Lake Trail
CE
- Recreation management   Completed  Actual: 07/03/2007  08/2007 MaryAnn Hamilton
208-265-6624
mhamilton@fs.fed.us 
Description: New construction - connector trail.
Location: UNIT - Sandpoint Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner. LEGAL - T55N, R1E, Secton 30, BM. Map #5 - Mineral Point.
Northern Lights Amendment 14
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Facility management   Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2007 
Expected:10/2007  11/2007 Gianna Vaccaro
208-265-6625
gvaccaro@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize existing power poles that are across National Forest System lands.
Location: UNIT - Sandpoint Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner. LEGAL - T. 55 N., R. 3 E., Section 26, BM. Near Clark Fork Cabinet Gorge.
Rising Cougar HFRA
EIS
- Road management
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 09/25/2003
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2007 
Expected:08/2008
 
09/2008 Nancy Kertis
208-265-6616
nkertis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Wildland urban interface fuels reduction, vegetation and wildlife habitat restoration
Location: UNIT - Sandpoint Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner. LEGAL - T57N. R2E., Sec 30-32; T56N., R2E., Sec 1, 3-5, 9-14, 16, 17, 24; T56N., R3E., Sec 6, 7, 19, 30-33; T55N., R2E., Sec 1; T44N., R3E., Sec 3-7, 10, B.M.. Map #2 Near the towns of Hope and Clarkfork .
Sam Owen-Ruen Fence
CE
- Facility management   Cancelled  N/A  N/A Diane Hodel
208-265-6619
dhodel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fence construction
Location: UNIT - Sandpoint Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner. LEGAL - T56N, R2E, Section 19, B.M.. Map #10 - Sam Owen Peninsula of Lake Pend Oreille.
Silver Button Exploratory Drilling
EA
- Minerals and Geology   In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/08/2005
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2008 
Expected:10/2008
Actual: 04/01/2006 
06/2009 James Nieman
(208) 265-6634
jnieman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Exploratory drilling in Lightning Mt. area
Location: UNIT - Sandpoint Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner. LEGAL - T57N, R3E, Section 17, BM. Map #15 - Lightning Mountain area.
Talache-Cape Horn Trails
EA
- Recreation management   In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/14/2007
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2007 
Expected:03/2008
 
06/2008 MaryAnn Hamilton
208-265-6624
mhamilton@fs.fed.us 
Description: NEPA analysis for motorized trail system. Includes proposal to identify routes, eliminate routes, combine routes and construct new trailhead
Location: UNIT - Sandpoint Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Bonner. LEGAL - T55N, R2W, Sections 1, 11, 12, 13, 14, 26, 35; T54N, R2W, Sections 2, 14, 22, 26, 27, BM. Map #23 - Sandpoint Ranger District.
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Idaho Panhandle National Forest,   St. Joe Ranger DistricT (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R1 - Northern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Avery Fuels Reduction Project (HFRA)
EA
- Fuels management   Completed  Actual: 09/17/2007  09/2007 Cornie Hudson
208-245-6072
chudson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Treatment of fuels to reduce potential fire behavior on approximately 3,500 acres
Location: UNIT - Avery Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - T45N, R4E, Sec. 1, 2, 11, 12, 15; T45N, R5E, Sec. 3-10, 15-17; T46N, R4E, Sec. 15, 16, 25, 35, 36; T46N, R5E, Sec. 19-20, 28-34, BM. Map #18 - St. Joe Ranger District near Avery, Idaho.
Bussel 484
EIS
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Recreation management  
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 04/25/2005
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 10/2007 
Expected:01/2008
 
05/2008 Cornie Hudson
208-245-2531
chudson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improve forest health, provide wood products, improve access mangement, restore Bear and Little Bear Creeks, improve stream habitat and riparian conditions, provide fire protection for BPA transmission line, maintain wildlife security
Location: UNIT - St. Maries Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - T43N, R2E, Sec. 1-4; T44N, R2E, Sec. 15,16,20-29, 32-36; T44N, R3E, Sec. 18-20, 29-31, BM. Map #23 - Bussel Creek Drainage between Avery and Clarkia, Idaho.
Catspur Prospecting Permit
CE
- Minerals and Geology   Completed  Actual: 09/17/2007  10/2007 Tracy Gravelle
(208)245-6207(A)
tgravelle@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a prospecting permit for garnet gemstones in a tributary of Catspur Creek.
Location: UNIT - St. Maries Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - T42N, R2E, Sec. 19, BM. Map # 32 - Three miles SE of Clarkia, Idaho in the Catspur Drainage.
Clarkia Interface Fuels Reduction
CE
- Fuels management
- Forest products  
On Hold  N/A  N/A Destry Scheel
(208)245-6063 Office (208)245-1134 Fire Station
dscheel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Originally part of St. Maries River Basin Fuels Reduction that was split into 4 projects which replaced SMRB. Fuels reduction on approximately 30 acres with thinning, chipping and hauling, machine piling and burning
Location: UNIT - St. Maries Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - Portions of Sections 1, 11, 12, 13, T42N, R1E; Portions of Sections 6 and 7, T42N, R2E, BM. Map #3 - West of the St. Maries River, southwest of Clarkia, Idaho, on the St. Joe Ranger District.
East Fork Gold Creek Culvert Replacement
CE
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  
Completed  Actual: 06/25/2007  09/2007 Lisa Hawdon
208-245-6045
lhawdon@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace an existing, under-sized culvert which is a fish magration barrier with a larger arch culvert
Location: UNIT - Avery Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - T44N, R9E, Section 17, NW1/4, NW1/4, BM. Map #1 Forest Sevice Road 1222 in the E Fk Gold Creek Drainage, approx. 2 miles from FH50.
Rodent Control
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)   In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/04/2007 
Expected:11/2007
 
07/2008 James Skranak
208-245-6016 S
jskranak@fs.fed.us 
Description: Pocket gopher control by hand applying pesticide to underground gopher tunnels on approximately 2,500 acres of timber sale units
Location: UNIT - St. Maries Ranger District, Avery Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Benewah, Latah, Shoshone. LEGAL - T41NR2E;T42NR1E;T42NR1W;T42NR2E;T42NR3E;T43NR1W;T43NR2E;T43NR2W;T43 NR3E;T44NR2E;T45NR7E;T45NR9E;T46NR5E, BM. Timber harvest units across the St. Joe Ranger District.
Sherlock Stream Rehabilitation
CE
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  
Completed  Actual: 07/10/2007  07/2007 Lisa Hawdon
208-245-6045
lhawdon@fs.fed.us 
Description: Stream rehabilitation on a section of Sherlock Creek that was placer mined
Location: UNIT - Avery Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - T43N, R10E, Secs. 15, 21, 22 BM. Map #2 - Sherlock Creek, above Heller Creek Campground.
Swan Peak Decorative Rock Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology   Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2008 
Expected:07/2008  08/2008 Tracy Gravelle
(208)245-6207(A)
tgravelle@fs.fed.us 
Description: Inititate a special use permit to explore one acre of a former rock quarry to determine extent of decorative rock using a mid-size excavator over a period of one to two days. Up to one ton would be removed for marketing and testing.
Location: UNIT - St. Maries Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Shoshone. LEGAL - SW 1/4, NW1/4, Section 6, T43N, R3E, BM. Map #4 - St. Joe Ranger District near Swan Peak in the Cranberry Creek Drainage.
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