Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
The Forest publishes a Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA) four times a year - January, April, July and October. The SOPA provides project, status, and contact information for proposed projects on the forest.
View Nez Perce NF SOPA reports in PDF or HTM formats
View Clearwater NF SOPA reports in PDF or HTM formats
Navigate directly to any other State, Forest, Grassland, Scenic Area, Recreation Area, or Tallgrass Prairie SOPA page using either of the above links.
Small NEPA Projects (Categorical Exclusions)
The Nez Perce-Clearwater NFs uses the term “Small NEPA” to refer to proposed projects that qualify for certain Categorical Exclusion categories (see FS Handbook link below). The Scoping Letter below lists multiple projects in order to more efficiently notify the public, and each project will follow NEPA guidelines with its own signed Decision Memo, if appropriate. To comment on any project, please follow the guidelines within the Scoping Letter. For specifics on individual projects, please contact the project proponent listed with each project.
Forest Service Handbook - Categorical Exclusions
Suction Dredging Scoping Letter (04/13/2015)
Small NEPA Scoping Letter (04/01/2015)
Environmental Appeal Responses
Forest Service managers make many resource-management decisions, which may be subject to appeal (request to a higher authority for review of a decision). An Environmental Appeal is a formal request to an agency higher authority for review of an environmental planning (NEPA) decision. The public's rights to file an appeal are defined in specific appeal regulations. Usually, all administrative processes must be exhausted before a person can bring a court action (litigation) against with a NEPA decision. This usually includes the filing of a formal appeal. To see the outcome of appeals and objections to Forest Service decisions, go to:
Appeal Responses for the Nez Perce NF - issued after October 1, 2006
Appeal Responses for the Clearwater NF - issued after October 1, 2006
Appeal Responses for the Nez Perce NF - issued before October 1, 2006
Appeal Responses for the Clearwater NF - issued before October 1, 2006
Pre-Decisional Objection Responses
Objections are written documents submitted by an individual or organization seeking a pre-decisional administrative review of a proposed hazardous fuel reduction project authorized by the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 (HFRA). The public may file objections after an environmental assessment or final environmental impact statement is completed and before a decision document is signed for a project under HFRA. The following links provide access to objection responses related to the Nez Perce and Clearwater National Forests:
Objection Responses for the Nez Perce NF
Objection Responses for the Clearwater NF