Projects are proposed actions that, through the NEPA process (EIS, EA, or CE) analyze different alternatives to the proposed action. This requires public notice and comment, and results in a NEPA decision (ROD, DN, or DM) which, subject to an administrative appeals process, is implemented on the ground.

Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA) - The quarterly summary of proposed actions that will begin or are currently undergoing environmental analysis and documentation.

The Forest Projects below are projects that we are analyzing or have analyzed under the NEPA process. 

Chugach National Forest Current and Recent Projects

Note: Not all projects may appear on map. See list below for complete list of projects with more information or documentation.
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Under Analysis

Chugach Alaska Corporation Mineral Estate Development in Port Gravina

Proposal from CAC to access and develop their mineral estate near Secret Cove in Port Gravina. The FS will evaluate surface-disturbing activities proposed by CAC.

Chugach Forest Plan Revision

The Chugach National Forest is revising and updating its 2002 Land and Resource Management Plan (Forest Plan).

Cooper Creek Ground Water well(s) installation

Through well points, collect at least two types of data: hydraulic conductivity measurements and groundwater-level measurements in a proposed future restoration project and in the vicinity of a proposed new channel.

Dillon Mining Plan of Operations

Five year mining plan of operations for placer exploration and access on Stetson and Cooper Creeks with placer exploration utilizing a 5 inch suction dredge and highbanker and ATV access on the existing Stetson Creek trail.

Eyak River Trail Reconstruction

The proposed project requires reconstructing trail structures to control and span water flowing over and down the trail, replacing Step and Run boardwalk to protect wetland (muskeg) habitat and soil stabilization/replanting vegetation.

Ice Box Mining Plan of Operations

Year-round exploration utilizing a small suction dredge and camp areas on Victor Creek near Mile 20 of the Seward Highway.

Last Hope Mining Plan of Operations

Five year mining plan of operations for placer exploration and access on Bear Creek with exploration using a 4 inch suction dredge and ATV access on existing Bear Creek trail.

Main Bay Fish Hatchery Permit Renewal

Renewal of a multi-year special use permit to Alaska Department of Fish and Game for continued use & maintenance of the Main Bay Fish Hatchery located in Main Bay, Prince William Sound. Managed by PWS Aquaculture Corp. EIS/ROD 1980. Constructed 1981.

Placer Dreams Mining Plan of Operations

Five year mining plan of operations for placer exploration and access on Gulch Creek using up to a 6 inch suction dredge and highbanker and ATV's on existing Gulch Creek mining access trail.

Russian River Firearm Restriction--Forest Order

Forest Order to expand the firearm closure to include additional areas for public safety.

Sale of the Seward Ranger District Office

The USDA Forest Service is proposing to sell the former Seward Ranger District Office. This federally-owned property is located at 334 4th Avenue, Seward, Alaska 99664.

Spencer Whistle Stop Outfitter and Guide Opportunities

Provide commercial recreation opportunities at the Spencer Whistle Stop recreation area, by issuing special use permits.

Triple H Mining Plan of Operations

Five year mining plan of operations for placer exploration and access on Coeur d%u2019Alene Creek with exploration utilizing a 2.5 inch suction dredge and ATV access on an existing access trail.

Two Thousand Firewood and Habitat Improvement Project

Spread out across a wide area, firewood will be generated while increasing browse for moose, reducing fuels along roads and campgrounds, and adding structure to streams to improve watershed condition.

White Rock Mining Plan of Operations

Plan of Operations proposing geological mapping and prospecting

Wild Alpine, LLC permit amendment

Wild Alpine is requesting an amendment to their existing permit to authorize a new use area southwest of Turnagain Pass. Current permit authorizes avalanche education classes and other backcountry travel uses in Turnagain Pass & Portage Valley.

Analysis Completed

Hard Labor Mining Plan of Operations

Renewal of an approved mining plan of operations for an additional five years. Proposal includes ATV access, tent camp and suction dredging in Gulch Creek

Resurrection Creek Restoration Phase II

Approve a supplement to a mining plan of operations and new mining operations. Restore Resurrection Creek's channel, floodplain, and streamside vegetation to pre-mining conditions and enhance fish and riparian wildlife habitat.

Sand Trail Parking Area Construction Project

The project is to build a parking area at the Sand Trail trailhead to provide safe public parking along the Copper River Highway to access National Forest system lands.

Three D mining plan of operations

Exploration utilizing a small suction dredge in Cooper Creek and ATV access on the Stetson Creek Trail, which is closed to the general public for motorized access.

Timberline & Stormy Mining Plan of Operations

Renewal of an existing approved mining plan of operations

Trail Habitat Improvement Project

Improve moose forage through prescribed burning near Grant and Ptarmigan Lakes. Reduce fuel loading from spruce bark beetle mortality, and increase heterogeneity of vegetation.

Wood Bison Project--Supplemental EA

The USFS is considering amending the Wood Bison Pasture permit to ADFG to allow burning 130 piles on 138 acres of cleared land during winter. The action requires a supplement to the original Wood Bison Project EA to account for changed circumstances.

On Hold

CDK Mining Plan of Operations

Proposal to approve a mining plan of operations for suction dredging and access on Bertha Creek in Turnagain Pass

Cooper Creek Stream Restoration

Stream restoration work on the lower 0.75 miles of Cooper Creek, from the mouth of the canyon to the confluence with the Kenai River.

HMC Palmer Creek Mining Plan of Operations

seasonal suction dredging and high-banking, sampling, road repair, and use of a seasonal camp consisting of tents or campers. Access will be by ATV or snowmobile, road vehicles, or small excavation equipment on roads currently closed to the public

One Eyed Pond Channel

One Eyed Pond is an isolated former gravel pit. We propose to dig a 40-ft channel to connect it to an adjacent pond. This will allow anadromous salmonids to enter and use the pond for summer and winter rearing habitat.

Quadra Creek Habitat Improvement

Crowded stands in clearcut and uplifted areas would be thinned to accelerate tree growth and old-growth forest conditions. Canopy openings would be created in older clearcut to improve wildlife habitat. Some downed wood to be used for fish habitat.

Resurrection Pass Trail--Commercial Recreation Special Uses

Determine the appropriate level and variety of commercial recreation uses compatible with non-guided uses along the Resurrection Pass Trail system. Resolve the 1991 "freeze" on issuance of new special use permits for the trail system.


American Way Gravel Disposal

Disposal of gravel through a competitive bid

Project Archive

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