Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2020 to 03/31/2020
Salmon-Challis 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 in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Salmon-Challis National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Salmon-Challis National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Salmon-Challis National Forest,  Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Salmon-Challis National Forest,  Leadore Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Salmon-Challis National Forest,  Lost River Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Salmon-Challis National Forest,  MIDDLE FORK RANGER DISTRICT (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Salmon-Challis National Forest,  North Fork Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Salmon-Challis National Forest,  Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Amendments to Land Management Plans Regarding Sage-grouse Conservation
EIS
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 08/02/2019 
Expected:12/2019
 
12/2019 John Shivik
801-625-5667
johnashivik@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service is considering amending its land management plans to address new and evolving issues arising since implementing sage-grouse plans in 2015. This project is in cooperation with the USDI Bureau of Land Management.
Web Link:  https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r4/home/?cid=stelprd3843381
Location: UNIT - Ashley National Forest All Units, Boise National Forest All Units, Bridger-Teton National Forest All Units, Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest All Units, Dixie National Forest All Units, Fishlake National Forest All Units, Salmon-Challis National Forest All Units, Sawtooth National Forest All Units, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest All Units, Manti-La Sal National Forest All Units, Caribou-Targhee National Forest All Units, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache All Units. STATE - Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming. COUNTY - Jackson, Moffat, Routt, Adams, Blaine, Bonneville, Camas, Caribou, Cassia, Elmore, Fremont, Madison, Churchill, Clark, Elko, Eureka, Humboldt, Lincoln, Nye, Pershing, Washoe, White Pine, Beaver, Box Elder, Cache, Carbon, Daggett, Davis, Duchesne, Emery, Garfield, Grand, Iron, Juab, Kane, Millard, Morgan, Piute, Rich, Salt Lake, San Juan, Sanpete, Sevier, Summit, Tooele, Uintah, Utah, Wasatch, Washington, Wayne, Weber, Platte, Sublette, Teton, Weston, Albany, Campbell, Carbon, Converse, Crook, Laramie, Lincoln, Natrona, Niobrara. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Sagebrush lands in National Forests of Nevada, Utah, southern Idaho, southwest Montana, southwest & south-central Wyoming and northern Colorado.
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Salmon-Challis 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
Salmon-Challis Conifer Encroachment
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Jeff Hunteman
208-756-5246
jhunteman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project would reduce conifers encroaching into sage steppe greater sage-grouse habitat. The project would authorize approx. 199,500 acres and treat roughly 3,000 acres per year. Trees would be hand felled, lopped, and/or piled for burning.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53657
Location: UNIT - Salmon-Challis National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Butte, Custer, Lemhi. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The project area is located on the North Fork, Salmon-Cobalt, Leadore, Challis-Yankee Fork, and Lost River Ranger Districts. Twenty two Idaho Roadless Areas are in the project area.
Salmon-Challis Forest Plan Revision
EIS
- Land management planning  Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 01/2020 
Expected:08/2021  10/2021 Joshua Milligan
208-756-5560
jmilligan@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Salmon-Challis National Forest is revising and updating the 1987 Challis and the 1988 Salmon Land and Resource Management Plan (Forest Plan)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=49464
Location: UNIT - Salmon-Challis National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Blaine, Butte, Clark, Custer, Idaho, Lemhi, Valley. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Salmon-Challis National Forest.
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Salmon-Challis National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Crystal Springs Hatchery Program Project
EIS
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Special use management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Karryl Krieger
208-756-5102
kkrieger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed permanent facilities include chinook salmon trapping, holding and acclimation facilities including weirs at Pole Flat Campground site on the Yankee Fork River and at the Cobalt Ranger Station on Panther Creek. In cooperation with BPA.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=44200
Location: UNIT - Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District, Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer, Lemhi. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Pole Flat Campground area on the Yankee Fork River and Cobalt Ranger Station on Panther Creek.
Recreation Events Special Use Permit Reissue
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/20/2019 
Expected:02/2020
 
02/2020 April Barron
208-756-5192
april.barron@usda.gov 
Description: The proposal is to authorize five (5) non-motorized recreation events on the Salmon-Challis National Forest. Each event would be authorized under individual special use permits for up to a five (5) year term.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57365
Location: UNIT - Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District, Middle Fork Ranger District, Leadore Ranger District, Lost River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The proposed recreation events would occur on the Leadore, Middle Fork, Challis-Yankee Fork, and Lost River Ranger Districts on the Salmon-Challis National Forest.
Salmon-Challis North Zone Vegetation
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2020 
Expected:09/2020  09/2021 Wade Mcphetridge
(208) 865-2733
wmcphetridge@fs.fed.us 
Description: Conduct a variety of vegetation enhancement treatments across the North Zone of Forest including whitebark and aspen restoration, fuels reduction, and prescribed fire.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56749
Location: UNIT - Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District, North Fork Ranger District, Leadore Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer, Lemhi. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Activities would be conducted across the North Zone of the Salmon-Challis National Forest.
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Salmon-Challis National Forest,   Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Au Diggin Placer
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2019 
Expected:01/2020
 
02/2020 Amanda Kriwox
208-879-4153
akriwox@fs.fed.us 
Description: off-channel sluice operation... 1 trench, 24 days/year for up to 5 years...portable tanks for settling ponds... less than .5 acres of total disturbance... no road building
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55746
Location: UNIT - Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - section 27, T11N, R13E, Boise Prime Meridian, Custer County, Idaho. 3 miles northeast of Lower Stanley, Idaho.
Bayhorse
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2020 
Expected:09/2020  03/2021 David Morris
208-879-4130
dmorris01@fs.fed.us 
Description: A variety of hazardous fuels reduction treatments over approximately 11,000 acres: prescribed fire, hand thinning, and pile burning. May also include non-commercial and commercial thinning, commercial and public post and pole firewood permits
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56996
Location: UNIT - Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Bayhorse Watershed, directly southeast of the town of Challis, Idaho.
Bonanza Flat Timber Stand Improvement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/22/2019 
Expected:01/2020
 
05/2020 Erin Pierson
208-879-4155
erin.pierson@usda.gov 
Description: Precommercial thinning of lodgepole pine as part of continued rotational activities to keep the stand on track to reach culmination.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57142
Location: UNIT - Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Hand thinning of lodgepole stand to achieve 170 desirable trees per acre.
Daugherty Gulch Vegetation Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/30/2018 
Expected:01/2020
 
02/2020 Chris Waverek
208-879-4168
cwaverek@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed Actions include implementing prescribed fire by both hand and aerial ignition over portions of the 2,242 acre project area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55126
Location: UNIT - Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The Daugherty Gulch Vegetation Project is located approximately 6 air miles West Southwest of Challis, Idaho on the Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District; in Township 13 North and Range 18 East.
Eightmile Creek Stream Restoration Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/20/2019 
Expected:02/2020
 
05/2020 Bart Gamett
208-588-2224
bgamett@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action would restore Eightmile Creek to a more natural condition by placing large wood in the stream channel and eliminating impacts to the stream associated with an adjacent road.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57119
Location: UNIT - Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Yankee Fork Watershed approximately 20 air miles west of Challis, Idaho.
IV Spring Exclosure Fence (MCPB 4th Spring)
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Heritage resource management
- Grazing management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/14/2017 
Expected:01/2020
 
02/2020 Barry Dopp
208-879-4161
bdopp@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District is proposing to construct an exclosure fence approximately 4.5 acres in size around Fourth Spring within Unit 1 of the Morgan Creek-Prairie Basin Allotment
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=51173
Location: UNIT - Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - T16N, R18E, SE ? of the NW ? of the SE ? of Sec. 36, Boise Meridian. The project is located about 15 air miles northwest of Challis, Idaho in Custer County.
South Zone Abandoned Mine Lands Road Decommissioning
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/22/2019 
Expected:01/2020
 
05/2020 Amanda Kriwox
208-879-4153
akriwox@fs.fed.us 
Description: Decommissioning of up to 100 feet on two unauthorized user created access routes that lead to closed and abandoned mine workings.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57186
Location: UNIT - Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District in the Big Hill area, approximately six miles from Challis, Idaho.
Wino Basin Vegetation Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/30/2018 
Expected:04/2020
 
04/2020 Chris Waverek
208-879-4168
cwaverek@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed Actions include implementing prescribed fire by both hand and aerial over some of the 17,000 acre project area. Desired fire effects will be a patchy mosaic of burned vegetation including trees, shrubs and grasses across the landscape.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55128
Location: UNIT - Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The Wino Basin Vegetation Project is located approximately 16 air miles Southeast of Challis, Idaho on the Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District.
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Salmon-Challis National Forest,   Leadore Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Elk Mountain Fence
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/22/2019 
Expected:01/2020
 
02/2020 Ingrid Fulstone
208-768-2516
ifulstone@fs.fed.us 
Description: Extending an allotment fence by 500 feet to decrease grazing pressure.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57155
Location: UNIT - Leadore Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Elk Mountain near the Montana border between the Hawley Creek and Grizzly Hill grazing allotments.
Idaho Power: Grizzly Hill Communications Site
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/22/2019 
Expected:01/2020
 
05/2020 Karen Kuentz
530-543-2774
kkuentz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Idaho Power applied for a special use permit to install a prefabricated building to replace a recently decommissioned building at their Grizzly Hill administrative site.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57187
Location: UNIT - Leadore Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Grizzly Hill approximately 40 miles west of Leadore, Idaho.
Soapstone Springs Exclosure Expansion
CE
- Grazing management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Ingrid Drieling
208-768-2516
idrieling@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project will expand the exclosure around a developed headbox at Soapstone Springs on the Grizzly Hill C&H Allotment, protecting the spring source.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=43474
Location: UNIT - Leadore Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - NW 1/4, SE 1/4, Sec. 36, T. 17N, R. 26E. The project is located on the Grizzly Hill C&H Allotment, approximately 6 miles northwest of Leadore, Idaho.
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Salmon-Challis National Forest,   Lost River Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Alder Creek Fence
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/22/2019 
Expected:01/2020
 
05/2020 Mayson Southwick
3411
msouthwick@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation of cattle guard and fence to improve livestock distribution on a grazing allotment.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57150
Location: UNIT - Lost River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Off of Alder Creek Road, approximately 6.5 air miles south of Mackay, Idaho.
Bear Creek Stream Restoration Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/26/2019 
Expected:04/2020
 
07/2020 Bart Gamett
208-588-2224
bgamett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Repairing the Bear Cr road by removing 1 mile of damaged road and constructing a new 1.1 mile section of road along the east side of Bear Creek
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55129
Location: UNIT - Lost River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The Bear Creek Stream Restoration Project is located in the Bear Creek drainage within the Big Lost River basin approximately 16 air miles southwest of Mackay, Idaho within Custer County.
Bonneville Power Administration Windy Devil Annex Communication Site
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/19/2019 
Expected:02/2020
 
03/2020 Gail Baer
208-756-5177
gbaer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction of new 80-foot self-supporting tower/structure and attached whip-style antenna, 20X50-foot building, and two 3,000 gallon propane tanks.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55772
Location: UNIT - Lost River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Windy Devil Communication Site, 2.5 miles northeast of Mackay, Idaho.
South Lost River Restoration
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/22/2019 
Expected:01/2020
 
09/2020 Chris Waverek
208-879-4168
chris.waverek@usda.gov 
Description: Use prescribed burn to restore historic timber stand structure characteristics to increase resiliency to disturbances such as insect infestations, disease, and fire.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57139
Location: UNIT - Lost River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Project area is 113,466 acres on the Lost River Mountain Range south of the Pass Creek Road (Forest System Road 40122), east of Mackay, Idaho and northeast of Arco, Idaho.
Wet Creek Bull Trout Protection Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/22/2019 
Expected:01/2020
 
05/2020 Bart Gamett
208-588-2224
bgamett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install small barrier in Wet Creek to prevent invasive brook trout from moving upstream into bull trout habitat.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57136
Location: UNIT - Lost River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer, Lemhi. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The project area is in the Little Lost River basin approximately 11 miles northeast of Mackay, Idaho.
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Salmon-Challis National Forest,   MIDDLE FORK RANGER DISTRICT (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Marsh Creek Instream PIT Tag Detection System (PIT Array)Special Use Permit
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/01/2019  11/2019 Christine Stewart
208-879-4103
christinetstewart@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install PIT array on Marsh Creek adjacent to Lola Creek Campground.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56678
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - T 12N, R 11E, section 4 NENE. Adjacent to Lola Creek Campground along Marsh Creek.
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Salmon-Challis National Forest,   North Fork Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Carmen Creek Trail
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/22/2019 
Expected:01/2020
 
02/2020 April Barron
208-756-5192
april.barron@usda.gov 
Description: Improve public access to Carmen Creek drainage and better enforce vehicle restrictions on non-motorized portion of the Carmen Creek Trail.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57040
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Carmen Creek Road Trailhead and Forest Roads 069 and 069B.
CenturyLink Aerial and Underground Fiber Optic Line
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/22/2019 
Expected:01/2020
 
05/2020 Karen Kuentz
530-543-2774
kkuentz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue permit to CenturyLink for extension of fiber optic line from North Fork to Gibbonsville, Idaho.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57188
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Along Highway 93 between North Fork, Idaho and Gibbonsville, Idaho.
Sheep Creek Vegetation Improvement Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/17/2019 
Expected:02/2020
 
06/2020 Wade Mcphetridge
(208) 865-2733
wmcphetridge@fs.fed.us 
Description: Use prescribed fire and mechanical fuels reduction to improve timber stand health, vigor, and resiliency, as well as improve wildlife habitat.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55181
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Project area comprises 41,931 acres adjacent to and east of the community of North Fork, Idaho.
Williams Farm Bill
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/17/2019 
Expected:01/2020
 
05/2020 Nathan Meyer
406-821-4259
nmeyer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Mechanical and non-mechanical treatments, prescribed fire, and other activities to increase resiliency to insect and disease infestation, reduce fuels, and reduce potential effects of high-severity fire.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56052
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Vicinity of Williams Summit, near North Fork, Idaho.
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Salmon-Challis National Forest,   Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bonanza Exploration Drilling
CE
- Minerals and Geology  On Hold  N/A  N/A Julie Hopkins
208-756-5279
juliehopkins@fs.fed.us 
Description: Exploration drilling of nine holes. Anticipated surface disturbance of less than 1 acre. Water drafting from Big Deer Creek
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55810
Location: UNIT - Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Big Deer Creek, west of Panther Creek, Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District.
Hoodoo Meadows Watershed Improvement Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/30/2018 
Expected:01/2020
 
07/2020 Diane Schuldt
208-756-5249
dschuldt@fs.fed.us 
Description: Wetland and meadow retention, habitat improvement, and channel stabilization.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=54677
Location: UNIT - Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - Township 16N, Range 20E, Section 23. The project area is located south of Yellowjacket Lake on the Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District of the Salmon-Challis National Forest, and lies in Management Area 3A-5C, per the Forest Plan, pages IV-107.
Panther Creek Habitat Enhancement Phase 2
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/22/2019 
Expected:01/2020
 
05/2020 Kelly Schade
208-756-5229
kellyschade@fs.fed.us 
Description: Phase II of a multi-phased project to address limiting factors for fish habitat in a low-gradient meandering stretch of Panther Creek. Installation of in-stream structures to improve habitat and hydraulics and collection of trees for restoration work
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57166
Location: UNIT - Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Panther Creek below Musgrove and Moyer Creeks.
Rabbit Creek Mineral Exploration Drilling Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/20/2018 
Expected:02/2020
 
03/2020 Deanna Stever
208-756-5283
dstever@fs.fed.us 
Description: Revival Gold LLC proposes to conduct mineral exploration drilling on 27 sites, accessing the sites with a helicopter and 6 miles of new, temporary road, and drafting water from Napias Creek.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55063
Location: UNIT - Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - Not Applicable. T22N R20E sections 20, 21, 28, 29 and 32 and T21N R20E sections 5 and 6 Boise Prime Meridian.
Retrack Placer Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 10/03/2019  02/2020 Glenwood Brittain
208-756-5169
gbrittain@fs.fed.us 
Description: Doloughan Construction LLC proposes to placer up to 29 acres for gold in the Napias Creek area of the Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District on National Forest System (NFS) lands under open to mineral entry the 1872 Mining Law, as amended.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=54572
Location: UNIT - Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - T22N, R20E, Section 20, 21, 28, and 29, Boise Prime Meridian, Lemhi County, Idaho. Proposed activity is located on placer mining claims adjacent and downstream from the Beartrack Mine operated by Meridian Gold. Legal Description is T22N, R20E, Section 20, 21, 28, 29.
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