Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2019 to 03/31/2019
Chugach 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) :
R10 - Alaska Region, Regionwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Region)
R10 - Alaska Region, Chugach National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R10 - Alaska Region, Chugach National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R10 - Alaska Region, Chugach National Forest,  Cordova Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R10 - Alaska Region, Chugach National Forest,  Glacier Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R10 - Alaska Region, Chugach National Forest,  Seward Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R10 - Alaska Region, Regionwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Region)

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Alaska Roadless Rulemaking
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/02/2018
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 07/2019 
Expected:06/2020
 
07/2020 Robin Dale
907-586-9344
rdale@fs.fed.us 
Description: Alaska specific roadless rule that will establish a land classification system designed to conserve roadless area characteristics on the Tongass National Forest.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=54511
Location: UNIT - R10 - Alaska Region All Units. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway, Prince of Wales-Outer, Sitka, Wrangell-Petersburg, Yakutat. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Tongass National Forest.
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Chugach National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)  

R10 - Alaska Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Chugach Forest Plan Revision
EIS
- Land management planning  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 08/03/2018
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 03/2019 
Expected:06/2019
 
07/2019 Denise Downie
530-543-2683; 907 743-9426
dedownie@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Chugach National Forest is revising and updating its 2002 Land and Resource Management Plan (Forest Plan).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=40816
Location: UNIT - Chugach National Forest All Units. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Anchorage, Kenai Peninsula, Valdez-Cordova. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Chugach National Forest.
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Chugach National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R10 - Alaska Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Operation and Maintenance of Oil Spill Response Improvements, Prince William Sound
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/05/2018  10/2018 Teresa Paquet
907-754-2314
tpaquet@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of a permit for 5-yr term to authorize continued operation & maintenance of oil spill response improvements which include: oil exclusion boom shore and rock anchors, and container vans located a four locations within Prince William Sound
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=54872
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District, Cordova Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. LEGAL - Sec 35, T1S., R8E., S.M; Sec 27, 28, 33,& 34, T11N., R11E., S.M; Sec 7, 8, 17 & 18, T5N., R.8E., S.M; NE 1/4 Sec. 20, T9S., R8W., S.M.; SW 1/4 Sec. 16, T9S., R8W., S.M; SE 1/4 Sec. 16, T9S R8W, S.M. Prince William Sound: Evans Island Lighthouse Reserve, Cannery Creek, Main Bay, & Valdez Narrows.
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Chugach National Forest,   Cordova Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R10 - Alaska Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Copper River Delta Prescribed Fire Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 12/06/2018  03/2019 Melissa Gabrielson
907-424-4743
melissalgabrielson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of this project is to use prescribed burning to enhance nutritional quality and biomass of willow on the Copper River Delta by stimulating willow growth through prescribed fire.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53154
Location: UNIT - Cordova Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Copper River Delta between the Scott River Basin (9 mile) and Saddlebag Rec area (26 mile).
Native Village of Eyak Traditional Fish Camp
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Debra Srb
907-424-4726
dsrb@fs.fed.us 
Description: Native Village of Eyak is proposing to install and operate a traditional fish camp on Eyak River. The camp would include tent platforms, smokehouse, walkways, stairs, outhouse, cameras, etc. Seasonal use. human waste is packed out.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=54316
Location: UNIT - Cordova Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. LEGAL - Eyak River Lat 60.49959822 Long -145.67331868. Eyak River.
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Chugach National Forest,   Glacier Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R10 - Alaska Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Black Bear Research in the Nellie Juan-College Fiord Wilderness Study Area
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 11/09/2018  11/2018 Teresa Paquet
907-754-2314
tpaquet@fs.fed.us 
Description: Alaska Dept of Fish and Game proposes a 2-year black bear study within State GMU 6D that includes collecting biopsy samples and hair snares using a boat based helicopter for support. Requires ~100-150 heli landings over 7-10 day time period each year
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=54414
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Western Prince William Sound, within Alaska State Game Mgmt Unit 6D.
Derickson Fishpass Gabion Replacement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2018 
Expected:02/2019  06/2019 Daniel Donnelly
907-424-4758
dsdonnelly@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project will replace deteriorating wire gabion baskets that provide support for an existing fish passage installation.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55123
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Valdez-Cordova. LEGAL - Seward D-3, T9N R9E S15, Seward Meridian. Derickson Creek is at the head of Derickson Bay, approximately 49km NE of Whittier, Ak.
Freestone Gravel Pit Expansion Area
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 05/16/2018  06/2018 Steve Hohensee
907-790-7460
shohensee@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to expand the Freestone Gravel Pit to accommodate mineral material needs for a construction project on the Seward Highway. It includes clearing vegetation and overburden, excavating and processing materials, and hauling materials off-site.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53874
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Anchorage. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Portage Valley.
Outfitter/Guide Permit Amendment, Alaska Backcountry Access
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/12/2017 
Expected:10/2018
 
11/2018 Phillip Zumstein
907-754-2315
pwzumstein@fs.fed.us 
Description: This decision is a response to the proposal for a permit modification from Alaska Backcountry Access.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=54412
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Anchorage. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Twentymile valley, Portage Valley, Turnagain Pass, Johnson Pass, Placer River Drainage, Palmer Creek Rd, Upper Winner Creek, Crow Pass.
Portage Curve Multimodal Connector
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 08/27/2018 
Expected:02/2019
 
04/2019 John Slown
406-329-3749
jslown@fs.fed.us 
Description: To provide a safe multipurpose recreational path to connect facilities along a highly-recreated segment of the Seward Highway.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53311
Location: UNIT - Glacier Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Anchorage, Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Parallel to the Seward Highway near Portage, from the vicinity of MP 75 at Ingram Creek to MP 82 north of Twentymile River. Includes connections to recreation facilities outside the highway corridor.
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Chugach National Forest,   Seward Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R10 - Alaska Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Forest Plan amendment, applying only to the Sterling Highway MP 45-60 Project
EIS
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management 
In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/28/2018 
Expected:02/2019
 
06/2020 David Fitz-Enz
907 743 9595
dfitzenz@fs.fed.us 
Description: In support of the Federal Highway Administration Record of Decision for the Sterling Highway 45-60 Project, the Forest Service proposes a project-specific Forest Plan amendment to make the selected route consistent with the Chugach Forest Plan.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=54735
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The area where the new segment of the Sterling Highway would cross Juneau Creek.
Penny Picker Mining Plan of Operations
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/14/2018 
Expected:11/2018
 
11/2018 Scott Leslie
907-826-1641
sjleslie@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prospecting and exploration for gold along Canyon Creek.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55093
Location: UNIT - Seward Ranger District. STATE - Alaska. COUNTY - Kenai Peninsula. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Canyon Creek along the Seward Highway near mile marker 52.
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