Big Wood Travel Management Plan
To provide a system of roads and trails for public access in the Upper Wood River Valley drainage. To manage unacceptable resource impacts due to use and location of roads and trails. To rehabilitate non-system routes that are impacting resources.
Hadley Small Tracts Act
Disposal of a one acre isolated parcel acquired in December of 1947 for the use of a sheep corral and gathering area under the Administrative Site Act of March 2, 1925. This isolated one acre parcel is no longer needed.
Coal Pit Boundary Fence
Construct approximately 2.5 miles of wire fence to aid in livestock control and distribution. This fence is proposed because the natural boundary burned in the 2012 Cave Canyon Fire and is no longer controlling livestock.
Cotton Ridge RAWS
The proposed action of the Sawtooth National Forest is to install a Remote Access Weather Station (RAWS) on Cotton Ridge. The RAWS will have an approximate foot print of 15 feet by 15 feet.
Deer Creek Road Realignment Project
Relocate 3200 feet of the Deer Creek road out of the floodplain; Remove 3 bridges crossing Deer Creek; Install one bridge crossing North Fork Creek; Restore 1/2 mile of Deer Creek Road in the floodplain.
Howdyville Wetland Restoration
Restore approximately 2 acres of wetlands in the immediate vicinity of the 2.2 acre acquired Howdyville Log Mill parcel near Valley Creek.
Magic Mountain Boundary Change
This project involves changing the boundary to include previously used areas that are outside of the official map boundary of the ski area, the boundary change is approximately 2.5 acres and replacement of the existing lift.
Minidoka Trail Improvements
This project will remove some one way trails from the designated system in the Cassia, Albion and Sublett Divisions and replace them with trails in these same divisions that create loops and connections.
Pioneer Yurt Summer Use
The Ketchum District proposes to amend a special use permit, which would authorize summer use of the Pioneer Yurt in the Hyndman Basin. Sun Valley Trekking seeks to allow access to the yurt & facilities year round for rental parties.
Pole Creek Meadow Historic Channel Reconnect
Proposal to return about 1,500 ft of Pole Creek to its historic natural channel rather than have it remain confined within the walls of an eroding gully as it is currently & has been for decades. The change would address a chronic resource impact.
Redfish Recreation Complex Trail
Develop a 2-mile fully accessible, multi-purpose, non-motorized, public trail from the Redfish entry station to Redfish Lake within the popular Redfish Lake Recreation Complex.
Salt Bowns Vegetation Management Project
Proposal to conduct vegetation management activities to address insect infestations and resulting fuel build-up in the Salt Creek/Bowns Creek and Fleck Summit area
Silver King Mine Road Access Special Use Permit
Proposal to issue a special use permit authorizing 0.1 miles of existing non-system road and 15 feet of new road construction to access privately owned Silver King Mine. In addition, 0.1 miles of existing road will be restored. Permit term - 20-yrs.
Black Pine Shrub Planting Project
This project is an effort to re-establish sagebrush and bitterbrush in portions of the Black Pine Division that have burned in recent wildfires and have not recovered. Planting would be completed by crews using augers or a tractor using a planter.
Eves Gulch - Fox Peak Connector Trail
This project would connect the top of Eve Gulch Tr. 146 to the Osberg Ridgeline Tr. 147 just east of Fox Peak. The proposed singletrack trail would be open to mountain bikes, equestrians and foot traffic only. Closed to all motorized use.
BSM Barite Exploration Project
Exploration for mineralization by constructing 16 drill pads and drilling 22 core and reverse circulation holes on their claims on National Forest during the exploration period. Reconstruction of a collapsed adit.
Commercial Film Permit Issuance
Proposal to issue a 5-year special use permit re-authorizing commercial video and still photography on the Sawtooth National Recreation Area and Ketchum Ranger District for a new term with no changes to the existing permit.
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.