The activities associated with this project include timber harvest, timber stand maintenance, fuels treatments, and road maintenance.
Grouse Creek Large Wood Replenishment Project
Replenish large wood for fish habitat enhancement in Grouse Creek. Hand crews will place approximately 350 pieces of large wood in four to five reaches over about six miles in Grouse Creek.
Adamson Private Access Road Special Use Permit
Landowner is requesting continued use of an existing unimproved road to access private property. The access road is approximately 1,000 feet in length and 15 feet in width before entering private property.
Big Creek Trail 44 Reroute
Reroute approximately 1 1/2 miles of Big Creek Trail 44. The current single-track motorized trail has long, steep grades. It would be relocated, and the existing section of trail would be decommissioned and recontoured.
Bonner County Dock Permits
Continued authorization of three docks owned by Bonner County at Lee's Point on the Clark Fork River, Granite Creek on Lake Pend Oreille, and Kaispell Bay on Priest Lake.
Bottom Canyon Project
The Bottom Canyon project area is located approximately 10 miles northeast of the city of Coeur d'Alene, ID. The project area is approximately 11,000 acres in size and has high potential for both vegetation and watershed restoration activities.
Emerald Creek Garnet Area Improvement Project
This project will keep the public sluicing operations at the current location and build a road from 281 Gulch to Garnet Gulch, construct a parking area, improve Road 3781 and implement other improvements for operations.
Interagency Natural Resource Center
Construction of a new interagency office for the IPNF Supervisor's Office, Bureau of Land Management Coeur d'Alene Field Office and US Fish and Wildlife Supervisor's Office on lands located within the Forest Service Coeur d'Alene Nursery
IPNF Noxious Weed Treatment Project
Management of non-native invasive plant species utilizing herbicides, biological control agents, cultural and mechanical methods for weed control.
The Idaho Panhandle NF is proposing a project in the Jasper Mountain area to reduce the risk or extent of, or increase the resilience to, insect or disease infestation. This project would occur in an area designated under section 602 of HFRA.
Marble Creek Trail 261 Reroute
Relocation of single-track motorized trail and decommission existing section that needs to be replaced because of a sustained, steep grade and erosion.
St. Joe Travel Management Plan
The St. Joe Ranger District of the Idaho Panhandle National Forests is proposing to designate roads and trails for public motorized use by type of vehicle and time of year. Please visit our general information page for details about this project.
Treasured Landscapes Recreation Projects
Several projects encompassing trail reroute and reconstruction, ATV trail bridge construction, snowmobile warming hut construction, and mountain lake boardwalks.
US Border Patrol Communication Facility Additions
The US Border Patrol is proposing to expand the communication system in and around the north Idaho border to increase surveillance and operate more safely. The additional radio equipment would be installed on Hall, Copper and Saddle Mtn. comm. sites.
Proposed watershed improvement, commercial timber harvest, hazardous fuels treatment, fuelbreak construction, reforestation, and associated road management.
Vegetation and fuels management to reduce the risk of high-severity wildfires. Maintain and improve aquatic habitat and watershed health.
Motorized Access Management within the Selkirk and Cabinet-Yaak Grizzly Bear Recovery Zones
The programmatic Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) supplements the 2002 Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for Forest Plan Amendments for Motorized Access Management within the Selkirk and Cabinet-Yaak Grizzly Bear Recovery Zones.b It proposes to change the Kootenai, Lolo, and Idaho Panhandle National Forests Land and Resource Management Plans (Forest Plans) by amending the objectives, standards, and guidelines that address grizzly bear management within these two Recovery Zones. The FSEIS and ROD are expected to be released in the summer of 2011.
Twenty Mile Creek
Reduce the risk of sediment entering the drinking water through road improvements, road decommissioning, vegetation and fuels management, and to improve grizzly bear habitat.
Wooden Spur Resource Management Project
Vegetation management and water quality improvement in the Cat Spur Drainage on the St. Joe Ranger District. This area is designated to provide long-term growth and production of commercially valuable wood products. We are proposing active timeber management to increase the forest health and productivity. We also propose to improve and reduce roads to slow soil erosion to the streams. In order to access treatment units we are proposing to construct about 3.5 miles of new system and temporary road.
Exploratory Placer Pit, 25 feet by 35 feet located on National Forest Lands up the Lost Creek Drainage. Excavation will be down to bedrock with the top 7 feet being overburden and 12 inches being pay gravel to be processed and returned.
Selkirk Mountain Range Winter Travel Plan
The winter travel plan will better integrate the social and economic aspects of winter recreation uses with the needs of wildlife and other natural resources in the Selkirk Mountain Range.
Upper Lochsa Land Exchange
The Forest Service has released the Upper Lochsa Land Exchange Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for public review and comment. In the proposed project the Forest Service would acquire approximately 39,371 acres of land from Western Pacific Timber. These lands are located in the upper Lochsa River drainage and are intermingled with the Clearwater National Forest. Lands the Forest Service identified for exchange to Western Pacific Timber are located on the Clearwater, Nez Perce, and Idaho Panhandle National Forests. The DEIS considers five alternatives and the Forest Service has identified Alternative D as the preferred alternative. The public comment period will begin the day the Notice of Availability is published in the Federal Register and will run for 90 days. See our project page for background information.
NIC Yurt Special Use Permit
North Idaho College (NIC) is requesting a Special Use Permit to construct a yurt on West Willow Peak to be used for academic and extracurricular programs, such as avalanche education, natural resource management, etc.
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.