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.
Current & Recent Forest NEPA Projects
Projects are proposed actions that are analyzed through the NEPA process (EIS, EA, or CE) that involves analyzing different alternatives to the proposed action, requires public notice and comment, and results in a NEPA decision (ROD, DN, or DM) which, subject to an administrative appeals process, and is implemented on the ground. The Forest Projects below are projects that we are analyzing or have analyzed under the NEPA process. Projects that are "Developing Proposal" or "Under Analysis" may have an opportunity for public collaboration and input on the proposed actions and the analysis being conducted.
The links below allow you to sort projects by Name, Status, Management Unit or Purpose.
Nez Perce National Forest
Clearwater National Forest
Small NEPA Summary
Scoping and Comment Letter (September 30, 2013)
Quarterly Scoping and Comment Letter (August, 2013) - Scoping is a process of soliciting comments on a proposed action to help the Forest Service identify issues that should be considered in the analysis. Multiple small projects are often included in a single scoping and comment request letter.
Scoping and Comment Letter - PreCommercial Thinning (June 7, 2013)
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