Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2021 to 06/30/2021
Payette National Forest

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.
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Projects Occurring Nationwide
R4 - Intermountain Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Payette National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Payette National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Payette National Forest,  Council Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Payette National Forest,  Krassel Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Payette National Forest,  McCall Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Payette National Forest,  New Meadows 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

           *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed  Actual: 11/28/2012  01/2013 Susan Ellsworth
775-355-5313
susanellsworth@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. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Nationwide.
Locatable Mining Rule - 36 CFR 228, subpart A.
EIS

           *UPDATED*
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 09/13/2018
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 03/2021 
Expected:12/2021
 
12/2021 Sarah Shoemaker
907-586-7886
sarahshoemaker@fs.fed.us 
Description: The U.S. Department of Agriculture proposes revisions to its regulations at 36 CFR 228, Subpart A governing locatable minerals operations on National Forest System lands.A draft EIS & proposed rule should be available for review/comment in late 2020
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57214
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. LEGAL - Not Applicable. These regulations apply to all NFS lands open to mineral entry under the US mining laws. More Information is available at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/science-technology/geology/minerals/locatable-minerals/current-revisions.
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R4 - Intermountain Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Stibnite Gold Project EIS
EIS
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 08/15/2020
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/2021 
Expected:09/2021
 
09/2021 Sitka Pence
202-322-9870
sitka.pence@usda.gov 
Description: The Forest is processing a plan of operations for open pit mining, processing, new road construction, utility upgrades, reclamation, and restoration at the Stibnite mine site.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=50516
Location: UNIT - Cascade Ranger District, Krassel Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Valley. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The Stibnite mining district is located in Valley County Idaho, east of the community of Yellow Pine near the East Fork South Fork Salmon River.
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Payette National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)  

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Forest-wide Programmatic Beaver Dam Analog Projects 2020 - 2029
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 01/25/2021  07/2021 Melanie Vining
208-253-0131
mlvining@fs.fed.us 
Description: This is a ten year project to install up to 100 beaver dam analogs on the Payette National Forest which mimic the hydrologic effects of natural beaver dam activity. Projects areas will be identified to meet the criteria set out in this analysis.
Location: UNIT - Payette National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams, Idaho, Valley, Washington. LEGAL - T19N R2W, Sections 5 and 32, Boise Meridian, Adams County, Idaho for the first planned project on Lick Creek. . The first project is planned on Lick Creek on the Council Ranger District consisting of approximately 10 beaver dam analogs. Additional streams reaches would be identified in outyear planning. .
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Payette National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Granite Meadows
EIS
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Rita Bennett
208-347-0325
rita.l.bennett@usda.gov 
Description: This is the fifth project within the forest's Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program. The project includes vegetation, watershed, transportation, and recreation management activities.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=54029
Location: UNIT - McCall Ranger District, New Meadows Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams, Idaho, Valley. LEGAL - T18 N., R.2 E., S 2, 3; T.19 N., R.2 E., S 1-5, 9-16,21-28,34-36; T.19 N., R.3E. S 2-10, 15-22, 28-30; T.20 N., R.1 E., S 3-9, 13, 17-20, 24, 29-31; T.20 N., R.1 W., S 1, 12, 13, 24, 25, 36; T.20 N.,. The Granite Meadows Project is located north of New Meadows, Idaho, and north and west of McCall, Idaho.
South Fork Restoration and Access Management Plan
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 09/30/2020 
Expected:06/2021
 
07/2021 Jennifer Blake
208634-0401
jennifer.b.blake@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will address both restoration and public & private access needs to determine the minimum road system, improve watershed condition, provide ATV and motorcycle trail opportunities, and provide dispersed camping and parking opportunities.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=51257
Location: UNIT - McCall Ranger District, Krassel Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho, Valley. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The project area is the South Fork Salmon River corridor on the Payette NF with a short extension on the SFSR Rd on the Boise NF, located generally east of McCall, Idaho in Valley and Idaho Counties.
Woodhead Fire Rehabilitation Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2021 
Expected:07/2021  08/2021 Mark Fox
208-253-0164
mrfox@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Woodhead Fire burned 96,614 acres. Proposed rehabilitation activities include repair and replacement of 13.2 miles of burned fence, reconstruction of six spring developments, and tree planting on up to 3,350 acres of severely burned forest lands.
Location: UNIT - Council Ranger District, Weiser Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams, Washington. LEGAL - T17N, R4W, Sec34, roughly center point of 96,000 acre fire. Activities located within the Woodhead Fire perimeter on the Council and Weiser Ranger Districts in Adams and Washington Counties, Idaho.
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Payette National Forest,   Council Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Calf Pen Progeny Plantation Thinning
CE
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Research and Development 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/23/2020 
Expected:05/2021
 
06/2021 Charles Munden
208-253-0141
cmunden@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Project proposes to thin a 14 acre ponderosa pine progeny plantation with removal of the cut material. Removal of thinned trees and slash is necessary to reduce the loss of leave trees to the pine engraver beetle.
Location: UNIT - Council Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - Township 19 North, Range 3 West, NE 1/4 of Section 9; Boise Meridian, Adams County Idaho. The Project is located on the Council Ranger District of the Payette National Forest in Adams County, Idaho. Access is on Road 50073 approx. 1.75 miles west of its intersection with 50002.
Cambridge Telephone Company New Line Installation
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/23/2020 
Expected:01/2021
 
01/2021 Rebecca Havens
907-789-6281
rahavens@fs.fed.us 
Description: Cambridge Telephone Company has submitted a proposal for the installation of approximately 0.2 mile of new fiber optic line along FS road 890 to provide communication services to a private property owner.
Location: UNIT - Council Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - T19N R3W section 34; Boise Meridian, Adams County, Idaho. . Installation will be along FS road 50890 at T19N R3W section 34, on the Council Ranger District of the Payette National Forest.
Council Mountain and Indian Mountain C & H Allotments Range Improvements
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2021 
Expected:06/2021  07/2021 Robert Bumgarner
208-549-4262
rbumgarner@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action for this project is the maintenance or re-construction of eleven existing spring developments and seven existing ponds within the Council Mountain and Indian Mountain Cattle & Horse Allotments on the Council Ranger District.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59820
Location: UNIT - Council Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - SENW sec. 28 T17N R1E is near center of the Council Mountain Allotment and SWSW sec. 23 T15N R1E is near the center of the Indian Mountain Allotment. All range improvements are located within the Council Mountain and Indian Mountain Cattle and Horse Allotments.
Cuprum Water Diversion
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/02/2018 
Expected:05/2021
 
06/2021 Denise Cobb
208-634-0446
dfcobb@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a new special use permit to Cuprum Benevolent Preservation Society for use of 120 feet of metal corrugated pipe that diverts water from Indian Creek to the concrete water diversion for irrigation, domestic, and fire protection use.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=54071
Location: UNIT - Council Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - T20N, R3W section 10; Boise Meridian Adams County, Idaho. . The diversion is located in T20N, R3W section 10 at the end of the Cuprum town boundary on the Council Ranger District of the Payette National Forest.
Graham Properties NW, LLC Private Road Access
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/23/2020 
Expected:04/2021
 
05/2021 Rebecca Havens
907-789-6281
rahavens@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service is responding to a request for the issuance of a new special use permit to Graham Properties NW, LLC for use and maintenance of private road access on roads 50072 and 50040 with improved access beyond the end of 50040 for 20 years.
Location: UNIT - Council Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - T20N, R4W sections 34 and 35. Roads requested for access would be 50072 (Windy Ridge, 3.2 miles), 50040 (Windy Wood, 2 miles), and 500407000 (Unnamed, 0.5 miles) on the Council Ranger District of the Payette National Forest.
Hearold Private Road Access
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2021 
Expected:05/2021  06/2021 Denise Cobb
208-634-0446
dfcobb@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Hearolds have requested access to their private property via FS Roads #51744/#502228020 (Option 1) or #50222 (Option 2). Option 1, which they prefer, would require access through private property which they have already been granted easement.
Location: UNIT - Council Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - T. 14N, R. 1E, section 25. Located in the Little Weiser Drainage on the Council Ranger District.
Little Weiser Forest Resilience Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 01/04/2021  06/2021 Ronda Bishop
208-253-0100
rmbishop@usda.gov 
Description: The 14,370-acre Project area has experienced high insect activity and is at risk of subsequent tree mortality. Up to 3,000 acres of treatments will move vegetation toward desired conditions by increasing forest resiliency and promoting large trees.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58274
Location: UNIT - Council Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - T14N, R2E, Sec 1-33. The Project area is located approximately 15 miles southeast of Council Idaho in Adams County on the Council Ranger District of the Payette National Forest. It is in the Little Weiser River watershed.
Warm Springs Trail #203 Reroute
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2021 
Expected:05/2021  07/2021 Jascha Zeitlin
208-549-4224
jzeitlin02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Post Mesa Fire erosion of Warm Springs Creek has compromised a section of Trail #203. Rerouting the trail up the hillside would provide for safety of trail users, a sustainable trail tread, limit trail-caused erosion, and achieve USFS trail standards
Location: UNIT - Council Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - T15N, R1E, Sec 11. Reroute work would be performed on Trail #203, along Warm Springs Creek in the Middle Fork Weiser River drainage.
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Payette National Forest,   Krassel Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Big Creek Hazardous Fuel Reduction
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 04/17/2020 
Expected:04/2021
 
06/2021 Jennifer Blake
208-634-0401
jennifer.b.blake@usda.gov 
Description: Community protection for Edwardsburg/Big Creek area using commercial and noncommercial treatments and Rx fire to reduce hazardous fuels. Treatments are on USFS lands along public roads and adjacent to private property, outside of wilderness.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=54260
Location: UNIT - Krassel Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho, Valley. LEGAL - T20N, R9E, Sections 2-4 and 10; and T21N, R9E, Sections 23, 26, 27, and 31 - 35; Boise Meridian. The project area is around the communities of Edwardsburg and Big Creek, Idaho, approximately 7 air miles northeast of the community of Yellow Pine, Idaho, and approximately 39 air miles NE of McCall.
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Payette National Forest,   McCall Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Brundage Communication Site Upgrades
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 02/02/2021  02/2021 Jennifer Blake
208-634-0401
jennifer.b.blake@usda.gov 
Description: Permitting of new and/or replacement communication towers and support facilities within existing, permitted Brundage Communication Site.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58393
Location: UNIT - McCall Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - T19N, R3E, sections 6 and 7, Boise Meridian. Existing Brundage Communication Site.
Brundage Lookout Erosion Rehabilitation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2021 
Expected:06/2021  07/2021 Jennifer Blake
2086340400
jennifer.b.blake@usda.gov 
Description: Installation of barriers to motorized travel off designated roads and trails, decompaction, recontouring, and revegetation of impacted areas.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59819
Location: UNIT - McCall Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Valley. LEGAL - SW4, section 6, T19N, R3E, B.M. Brundage Mountain Lookout within boundaries of Brundage Mountain Resort permit area.
Burgdorf Guard Station Septic Replacement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Facility management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2021 
Expected:06/2021  07/2021 Jennifer Blake
2086340400
jennifer.b.blake@usda.gov 
Description: Remove existing septic, replace with a new tank and drain field adjacent to existing system within the boundaries of the administrative site.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59818
Location: UNIT - McCall Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - SE4 of SW4, Section 1, T22N, R4E, B.M. Burgdorf Guard Station Administrative Site.
McCall Ranger District 2021 Trail Reroutes
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/23/2021 
Expected:05/2021
 
07/2021 Michael Beach
970-827-5162
mjbeach@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improve Willow Basket Creek Trail #142 & Bear Pete Trail #142 to reduce impacts to hydrologic resources by constructing a total of appx. 1.1 mile of new, more stable, trail & obliterating 0.5 miles of existing, saturated & oversteep, trail.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59096
Location: UNIT - McCall Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho, Valley. LEGAL - Not Applicable. T22N, R5E, sections 32 & 33; T22N, R4E, section 28.
Midvale Telephone Fiber Optic Cable Installation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2021 
Expected:05/2021  06/2021 Jennifer Blake
208634-0400
jennifer.b.blake@usda.gov 
Description: Fiber optic cable would replace approximately 12 miles (6.6 miles on NFS lands) of copper line from Burgdorf to Secesh Meadows in a designated utility corridor and road right of way.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59798
Location: UNIT - McCall Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho, Valley. LEGAL - T22N, R4E, sections 1 and 12; T22N, R5E, sections 7-11, 14, and 23. Beginning at Burgdorf Hot Springs Area proceeding south and east along NFSR 246, the east and south along NF 21 to the Secesh Area.
Rugged Ridge Outfitter Assigned Camps
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2021 
Expected:07/2021  08/2021 Jennifer Blake
2086340400
jennifer.b.blake@usda.gov 
Description: Re-designate outfitters base camp as a transfer camp, designate 2 new base and 7 new temporary camps.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59815
Location: UNIT - McCall Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Rugged Ridge Outfitters permitted hunting area within Idaho game management unit 19A.
South Fork - Main Salmon Private Land Access
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/06/2019 
Expected:04/2021
 
04/2021 Jennifer Blake
2086340401
jennifer.b.blake@usda.gov 
Description: The Forest proposes to issue special use permits or long term easements for motorized access to private property owners near the confluence of the Main Salmon-South Fork Salmon Rivers with reciprocal easements to the USFS for public access.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55787
Location: UNIT - McCall Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Township 23N, Range 8E, sections 5, 6, 7; Township 24N, Range 8E, sections 29, 32; Idaho County, Idaho . Trail 120/122 from the Mackay Bar Bridge on the Main Salmon River to the private land on the South Fork Salmon River including the South Fork Salmon River Bridge. Public access for Trail 108/126.
St. Helens Mine Plan of Operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2021 
Expected:02/2022  06/2022 Jenni Blake
208-634-0401
jennifer.b.blake@usda.gov 
Description: Respond to a plan to mine 35,000 CY of volcanic rock/clay from appx 2.6 acres on unpatented mining claims on NFS lands and determine need for reasonable changes/additions to meet requirements of 36 CFR 228A, prior to approval.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58905
Location: UNIT - McCall Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - T19N, R2E, sections 23, 24, 25 & 26, Boise Meridian. 5.8 miles northwest of McCall, ID.
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Payette National Forest,   New Meadows Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Brush Mountain Ecosystem Maintenance Burn
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2021 
Expected:09/2021  09/2021 Philip Roth
208-271-2761
philip.roth@usda.gov 
Description: Project is proposed to enhance wildlife habitat and forest stand structure and resiliency in portions of the Lower Little Salmon River, Middle Little Salmon River, Upper Little Salmon River, and Beaver Creek-Weiser River watersheds.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59769
Location: UNIT - New Meadows Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - T21NR1E Sec 2,3,9,10,11,14,15,16,17,19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, and 35; T20NR1E Sec 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,7, 8, 9, 17, 18, 19, 20, 29, 30, 31, and 32; T20NR1W Sec 1, 24, 25. Four miles west of New Meadows, Idaho, within Adams County.
Rapid River Ecosystem Maintenance Burn
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/16/2019 
Expected:05/2021
 
06/2021 Russell Richards
208-469-0011
russell.richards@usda.gov 
Description: To improve or maintain wildlife habitat and move forest stands toward desired conditions described in the forest plan through prescribed fire and thinning.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56471
Location: UNIT - New Meadows Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - T20N,R1W,sec. 2-10,15-17; T21N,R1E,sec. 4-9,17-20, 30; T21N,R1W,sec. 1-36; T21N,R2W,sec. 1-2,10-15, 22-25, 36; T22N,R1E,sec. 5-8,16-21, 28-33; T22N, R1W,sec. 1-36; T22N, R2W,sec. 1, 12-13, 24-25, 36. Rapid River drainage from Lick Creek Lookout, north to Payette National Forest boundary, and east including the Boulder Creek drainage.
Rapid River Travel Management
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Special area management 
In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 03/05/2021 
Expected:07/2021
 
07/2021 Rita Bennett
2082716296
rita.l.bennett@usda.gov 
Description: We propose this project to review the designated use of sections of National Forest System trails 177, 183, 184, 187, 188, and 362 within and immediately adjacent to the Rapid River Wild River corridor and to update the forest's MVUM accordingly.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=36507
Location: UNIT - New Meadows Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - Township 21 North, Range 1 West, sections 3-10; Township 21 North, Range 2 West, sections 1, 2, 12, 13, 24, 25, and 36; Township 22 North, Range 1 West, sections 2, 10, 11, 14-16, 21, 22, 27, 28, and 31-34; Township 22 North, Range 2 West, sections 35-36. Within and adjacent to the Rapid River corridor on the New Meadows Ranger District, within Adams County, and approx. 15 miles NW of New Meadows, ID.
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