Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2022 to 03/31/2022
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 Nationwide
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,  Lost River 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 Nationwide  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Locatable Mining Rule - 36 CFR 228, subpart A.
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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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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:12/2020
 
01/2021 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 Forest Plan Revision
EIS

           *UPDATED*
- Land management planning  Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 01/2023 
Expected:12/2025  12/2025 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.
Salmon-Challis Fuels Reduction and Restoration
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 10/15/2020 
Expected:04/2022
 
04/2022 Christine Droske
208-756-5133
christine.droske@usda.gov 
Description: Forest-wide prescription burning for fuels reduction and habitat restoration.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58813
Location: UNIT - Salmon-Challis National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer, Lemhi. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Forest-wide project.
Salmon-Challis Rock Source Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/18/2020 
Expected:01/2022
 
01/2022 Jeffrey Hunteman
208-382-7400
jhunteman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Expansion of four existing rock source pits and development of five new rock sources (approximately 90 acres) across the forest to facilitate road maintenance needs.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59105
Location: UNIT - Salmon-Challis National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Butte, Custer, Lemhi. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Located across the 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
Sawmill Canyon Access and Restoration Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/27/2021 
Expected:01/2022
 
01/2022 Joshua Milligan
970-295-6761
jmilligan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reroute trails away from streams; install three trail bridges on the North Fork of Big Creek to reduce sedimentation; reroute trails or place obstacles and barriers to discourage illegal motorized use; convert non-motorized trail to motorized trail
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59907
Location: UNIT - Leadore Ranger District, Lost River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer, Lemhi. LEGAL - Not Applicable. This area is located within Custer and Lemhi counties in the southern end of the Lemhi mountains.
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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
Bayhorse ProjectV2
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 09/30/2021 
Expected:12/2021
 
01/2022 David Morris
208-879-4130
dmorris01@fs.fed.us 
Description: A variety of hazardous fuels reduction treatments over approximately 9,000 acres. Treatment types may include prescribed fire, hand thinning, and may also include commercial and non-commercial forest products.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58881
Location: UNIT - Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Bayhorse Watershed, near Challis, Idaho.
Big Creek Vegetation
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/18/2020 
Expected:01/2022
 
01/2022 Riley Rhoades
208-879-4122
rbrhoades@fs.fed.us 
Description: Implementation of prescribed fire by both hand and aerial techniques over some of the 71,203-acre project area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59062
Location: UNIT - Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. 26 air miles East of Challis, Idaho.
Big Gulch Forest Products
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Erin Pierson
208-879-4155
erinpierson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Preparation to open to the public and designate an area 70 acres in size for removal of live and dead forest products on the Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=61069
Location: UNIT - Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. 40 miles SE of Challis, Idaho. Forest Product unit is located approximately 4.5 miles up Big Gulch in the Pahsimeroi Valley.
Big Gulch Forest Products
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/09/2021 
Expected:01/2022
 
05/2022 Erin Pierson
208-879-4155
erinpierson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Harvest of live trees not to exceed 70 acres, requiring no more than 1/2 mile of temporary road construction.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=61199
Location: UNIT - Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. 40 miles southeast of Challis, Idaho, approximately 4.5 miles up Big Gulch in the Pahsimeroi Valley.
Bonanza South Forest Products
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/09/2021 
Expected:01/2022
 
05/2022 Erin Pierson
208-879-4155
erinpierson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Design small commercial sales for the removal of live saw timber and fuelwood on up to 70 designated acres.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=61107
Location: UNIT - Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Off of Forest Service Roads # 40366 and 40718 about 40 miles southwest of Sun Valley, Idaho.
Darling Creek Vegetation Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/09/2021 
Expected:01/2022
 
05/2022 Riley Rhoades
208-879-4122
riley.rhoades@usda.gov 
Description: Implement prescribed fire by both hand and aerial ignition over areas of the 6,210-acre project area
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=61110
Location: UNIT - Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Approximately 10 air miles northwest of Challis Idaho.
Idaho Public Television and Teton Communications Site at Grouse Peak
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 12/14/2021  01/2022 Cassandra Kollenberg
208-756-5166
ckollenberg@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation of a backup generator and propane tank at an existing communications site located Grouse Peak.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59104
Location: UNIT - Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Located on Grouse Peak North. Township 14North, Range 20East,section 10.
Knapp Creek #2 Diversion Removal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/09/2021 
Expected:01/2022
 
05/2022 Christine Stewart
208-588-3415
christine.stewart@usda.gov 
Description: Remove a diversion structure in the Knapp Creek watershed. This diversion is no longer in use, and the diversion instream structure, diversion headgate, diversion ditch within the floodplain, and diversion fish screen will be removed.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=61117
Location: UNIT - Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Marsh Creek watershed (5th Field HUC: 1706020503), roughly 16 miles northwest of Stanley, Idaho.
Lower Dredge Acclimation Pond
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/18/2020 
Expected:01/2022
 
01/2022 Bart Gamett
208-588-2224
bgamett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Modification to lower dredge pond to allow the pond to serve as an acclimation area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59074
Location: UNIT - Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. In the Yankee Fork drainage about 28 miles southwest of Challis, Idaho.
Mill Creek Fence
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/19/2020 
Expected:01/2022
 
01/2022 Bryce Jones
208/879-4130
bryce.jones@usda.gov 
Description: Construction of approximately 0.84 miles of barbed wire fence along Mill Creek. The fence will run alongside the 250 road for approximately one-half mile then contour to the nearest steep point to tie the fence off.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59093
Location: UNIT - Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Along Mill Creek on the Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District.
Ramey Creek Road Reroute
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/09/2021 
Expected:01/2022
 
05/2022 Jody Wisner
208-879-4135
jody.wisner@usda.gov 
Description: Reroute a section of the Ramey Creek Road onto National Forest System Lands to facilitate access to the Ramey Creek Trail
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=61119
Location: UNIT - Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Yankee Fork Drainage. Ramey Creek drains into the Yankee Fork of the Salmon River.
Roadside Forest Products
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Forest products  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/18/2020 
Expected:01/2022
 
01/2022 Jeffrey Hunteman
208-382-7400
jhunteman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Make available 69 acres of roadside products for permitting.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59064
Location: UNIT - Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Yankee Fork and West Fork Mayfield drainages approximately 11 to 26 miles west of Challis in isolated units.
Spring Gulch Prescribed Burn
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/09/2021 
Expected:01/2022
 
05/2022 Jessica Fischer
208-879-4122
jessica.fischer@usda.gov 
Description: 1,554-acre prescribed burn to improve forest stand health, riparian aspen expansion, wildlife habitat, and range forage
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=61120
Location: UNIT - Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. North of the town of May in the Pahsimeroi River basin within the Lower Pahsimeroi.
Wino Basin Vegetation Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Fuels management  Completed  Actual: 11/02/2021  12/2021 Riley Rhoades
208-879-4122
rbrhoades@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,   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: Willow Creek Water and Fence Development
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/09/2021 
Expected:01/2022
 
07/2022 Jessica Fischer
208-879-4122
jessica.fischer@usda.gov 
Description: Installation of three water troughs and a jack fence in the Willow Creek Unit of the Alder Creek Allotment to improve cattle distribution in this unit and reduce pressure in the Willow Creek riparian areas.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=61068
Location: UNIT - Lost River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Five miles due south of Mackay, Idaho along Willow Creek in the Alder Creek Allotment.
Iron Bull Vegetation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2021 
Expected:01/2022  05/2022 Jace James
208-879-4148
jace.james@usda.gov 
Description: Use commercial harvest, hand-thinning, and prescribed fire to reduce hazardous fuels and increase resiliency to insect and disease infestation
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=61111
Location: UNIT - Lost River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer, Lemhi. LEGAL - Not Applicable. 33 air miles northeast of Mackay, Idaho and 42 air miles southeast of Challis, ID.
Leadbelt Riders' Camp Corral
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/09/2021 
Expected:01/2022
 
05/2022 Lanson Stavast
801-794-6777
lanson.stavast@usda.gov 
Description: Authorize permittees to build 0.1-acre corral at permitted camp site.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=61115
Location: UNIT - Lost River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Butte. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Approximately 30 miles east of Sun Valley, Idaho in Leadbelt Canyon.
Muldoon Canyon Wetland Restoration Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/09/2021 
Expected:01/2022
 
05/2022 Bart Gamett
208-588-2224
bgamett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocate a section of the Muldoon Canyon Road (FS Road # 40510) that is negatively impacting streams, floodplains, wetlands, and riparian areas
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=61116
Location: UNIT - Lost River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Muldoon Canyon watershed on the Lost River Ranger District approximately 19 air miles southwest of Mackay, Idaho.
Navarre Exploration Drilling
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/09/2021 
Expected:01/2022
 
02/2022 Amanda Kriwox
208-879-4153
akriwox@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize mineral exploration activities for locatable minerals
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=61118
Location: UNIT - Lost River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. 10 air miles northwest from Mackay, Idaho.
Trail Creek Fence Extension
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/09/2021 
Expected:01/2022
 
05/2022 Jessica Fischer
208-879-4122
jessica.fischer@usda.gov 
Description: Extend fence to better manage cattle distribution
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=61122
Location: UNIT - Lost River Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. 8 air miles southwest of Mackay, Idaho.
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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
Burns Basin Drift Fences
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/09/2021 
Expected:02/2022
 
06/2022 Kaelie Pena
760-932-5852
kaelie.pena@usda.gov 
Description: Construct two short drift fences, approximately 0.1 mile each in length, in the Upper Wagonhammer Unit and the Lower Silverleads Unit of the Burns Basin C&H Allotment.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=61062
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Located within the Upper Wagonhammer Unit and the Lower Silverleads Unit of the Burns Basin C&H Allotment.
Colson Creek Road Motorized Access and Restoration
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/15/2021 
Expected:01/2022
 
04/2022 April Barron
760-924-5532
april.barron@usda.gov 
Description: Restore access to the Colson Creek Road by constructing a new segment of Forest System Road that would accommodate full-sized vehicles. New segment would replace temporary ATV trail currently in place.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=60172
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - Not Applicable. four miles west of North Fork, Idaho. Colson Creek Road intersects with the Salmon River Road about three miles south of the confluence of the north and middle forks of the Salmon River.
Ditch Creek Freeman Gold Drilling
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/09/2021 
Expected:05/2022
 
05/2022 Glenwood Brittain
208-756-5169
gbrittain@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize a plan of operations for exploratory drilling for gold.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=61173
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Ditch Creek, tributary to Hughes Creek, approximately 10 air miles north of North Fork, Idaho.
Lone Pine Exploration Drilling
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/23/2021 
Expected:01/2022
 
02/2022 Deanna Stever
775-289-5120
deanna.stever@usda.gov 
Description: The proposed Lone Pine Exploration Project (Phase 1) exploration core hole project consists of the KS exploration area (19 core holes) and the LP exploration area (10 core holes) located under the management of the Salmon-Challis National Forest.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=60964
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - Not Applicable. access begins at the junction of Highway 93 and the Stormy Peak Road (023) and continues west then northwest along the Stormy Peak Road to the Ridge Road (020) to the southeast to FSR 60781 to the sou.
North Fork Sheep Creek Placer
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/09/2021 
Expected:01/2022
 
02/2022 Glenwood Brittain
208-756-5169
glenwood.brittain@usda.gov 
Description: High Banking with small portable sluice box or wash table. over burden will be buried or placed back as precious miners. hoe or backhoe to feed a 4x8 portable single axel trammel "wet" or 4x8 wash plant "wet". entry by jeep or ATV.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=60066
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - : T.25N., R.22E., Sections 11 and 14, Boise Meridian, Lemhi County, Idaho. along the North Fork of Sheep Creek on National Forest lands administered by the North Fork Ranger District, Salmon-Challis National Forest.
Sheep Creek Vegetation Improvement Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 09/19/2019 
Expected:07/2022
 
08/2022 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.
Stormy
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Forest products  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 10/15/2020 
Expected:06/2022
 
07/2022 Nathan Meyer
406-821-4259
nmeyer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restore ecosystem diversity and through increasing forest resiliency to insect and disease agents.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58729
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Northeast of Salmon, Idaho on the Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District.
Trail Creek Reroute
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/18/2020 
Expected:01/2022
 
01/2022 Lawrence Vogel
928-402-6235
levogel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reroute of existing trail to move trail off of private land and onto National Forest System land.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59048
Location: UNIT - North Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - Not Applicable. On the North Fork Ranger District approximately 2 miles from the mouth of Trail Creek, a tributary to Panther Creek.
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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
BTAC Drilling Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 04/08/2021 
Expected:05/2022
 
06/2022 Deanna Stever
208-768-7619
deanna.stever@usda.gov 
Description: The Operator proposes to disturb up to a total of 230 acres by constructing 24 miles of temporary roads, 300-400 drill sites, up to 4 drill holes per site and staging in phases spread across ten years.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59635
Location: UNIT - Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Sections 5, 8, 9, 10, 16, 20, 21, 28, 29, and 32 of Township 22 North, Range 20 East (T22N, R20E), Sections 13, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 and 24, of T22N, R19E, Section 5 and 6 of T21N, R20E, Boise Prime.
Colson Cobalt-Copper 3
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 03/18/2021 
Expected:01/2022
 
02/2022 Amanda Kriwox
208-879-4153
akriwox@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project proposes to conduct hard rock, exploration drilling to determine mineral potential adjacent to Long Tom and Colson Creek of the North Fork Ranger District, on National Forest System (NFS) lands open to mineral entry.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58778
Location: UNIT - Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - Not Applicable. T23N, R16E %u2013 sections 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 33, 34, 35, and 36; T22N, R16E %u2013 sections 1, 2, and 3; and T23E R17E %u2013sections 18, 19, 30, and 31; Boise Meridian in Lemhi County, Idado.
Diamond Creek REE Exploration Drilling Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/23/2021 
Expected:01/2022
 
03/2022 Deanna Stever
775-289-5120
deanna.stever@usda.gov 
Description: The Operator's Plan, as submitted, proposes to core drill from eight pads accessed using a Forest System roads and trails. This proposed action documented below is a summary of the submitted plan and includes Forest Service project design features.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=60963
Location: UNIT - Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - T.23N., R.21E., Sections 22,23,26,27,34,35 and 36. And T.22N., R.21.E. Section 2 and 3. Boise Meridian, Lemhi County, Idaho. Forest System Road 60129, and Forest trail 6235 in the Diamond Creek watershed, 9 miles north west of Salmon Idaho.
Gilt Edge Bulk Sampling
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/09/2021 
Expected:05/2022
 
06/2022 Glenwood Brittain
208-756-5169
gbrittain@fs.fed.us 
Description: Sample underground workings from the Operator's claims.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=61174
Location: UNIT - Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Seven air miles northwest of Salmon, Idaho.
Pope-Shenon drilling and trenching
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/23/2021 
Expected:01/2022
 
02/2022 Deanna Stever
775-289-5120
deanna.stever@usda.gov 
Description: This Plan of Operation includes: 1) trenching and 2) drilling and 3) road maintenance. Trenching: It is anticipated that 10 to 12 trenches may be excavated Drilling: Neuma proposes drilling a total of 10 to 15 diamond core holes
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=61018
Location: UNIT - Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - Not Applicable. 7 miles SE of Salmon Idaho. Upper Mulkey Creek.
Tormey Exploration Drilling
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/23/2021 
Expected:01/2022
 
02/2022 Deanna Stever
775-289-5120
deanna.stever@usda.gov 
Description: Ethos Geological Inc. proposes drilling several holes averaging 150m depth (max 350m/1000ft) from 10 drill sites. These exploration holes will be drilled within one year of the proposed start date or an extension will be applied for if the Operators
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=61017
Location: UNIT - Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Lemhi. LEGAL - T.21N., R.21E., Sections 32, 33, Boise Meridian, Lemhi County, Idaho. . 6 miles SW of Salmon Idaho. Tormey creek.
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