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.
The activities associated with this project include timber harvest, timber stand maintenance, fuels treatments, and road maintenance.
Interagency Natural Resources Service 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
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.
St. Joe Outfitter and Guide Permit Renewals
Renewal of outfitter & guide permits for 5 areas on the St. Joe RD: Slate Ck, Shefoot, Upper St. Joe, Snow Peak, & Sherlock. Authorized uses would be the same as in the original permits. Previously approved campsites would remain the same.
IPNF Noxious Weed Treatment Project
Management of non-native invasive plant species utilizing herbicides, biological control agents, cultural and mechanical methods for weed control.
Vegetation and fuels management to reduce the risk of high-severity wildfires. Maintain and improve aquatic habitat and watershed health.
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.
Wylie Creek Bridge Repair
Replace the existing treated timber bridge with a new, longer spill-through design, pre-fabricated bridge.
Proposed watershed improvement, commercial timber harvest, hazardous fuels treatment, fuelbreak construction, reforestation, and associated road management.
Excavate panel 600' x 30' x 10' and haul pay gravel offsite (private) to process for gold. Gravel returned for reclamation.
Wildlife habitat and big game browse improvement. Also, use prescribed fire to reduce fuels.
Marble Creek Splash Dam Fish Passage Project
The St. Joe Ranger District is partnering with the USFWS, Idaho DEQ, Idaho Dept. of Fish & Game, and Avista Corp to breach two historic splash dams on Marble Creek to increase amount of habitat available for bull trout.
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.
The St. Joe Ranger District is proposing prescribed burning with some planting on 8500 acres to facilitate fire management; reduce natural fuels; provide protection to values at risk; enhance conditions for regeneration of whitebark pine, western white pine & western larch; enhance fire resiliency; increase forage for big game.
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.
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.