2013 Radio System Improvements
Installation of Pepro Radio shelters on Mount Harrison and Heglar Peak. Installation of a 40' antenna on Mount Harrison.
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.
Custer Telephone Fiber Optic Permit Project
In 2003, Custer Telephone was authorized to install a fiber optic cable line along Hwy 75 downriver from Lower Stanley. The proposed action is to issue a new 30-year special use permit authorizing continued use of the existing fiber optic cable.
Cut and remove dead and dying trees as a result of the Kelley Fire on 30 acres along the 071 road, from Gardner Gulch to Kelley Creek Corrals. Trees will be greater than 8 inches dbh, but no larger than 20 inches dbh.
Pole Creek Diversion Special Use Authorization
The proposal would issue special use permit(s) to re-authorize the continued use of an irrigation diversion from Pole Creek, as well as related roads, ditches, and small irrigated parcels on National Forest System lands.
Bald Mountain - Douglas Fir Beetle Control Project
Helicopter and ground application of a pheromone methylcyclohexenone (MCH) treated plastic flakes around Douglas Fir stands on Bald Mountain to help stop/slow the beetle epidemic occurring post Castle Rock Fire
Bald Mountain Thinning Project
Thinning treatments (250 acres max) proposed for the Sun Valley Ski Resort in order to reduce insect and disease infestations and improve forest health. This should also reduce fuel loading from dead and dying trees.
Deer Creek Watershed Project
Within Deer Creek, improve forest health, enhance wildlife and fish habitat, reduce the potential for uncharacteristic fire behavior near private land, and provide sustainable recreation opportunities.
Galena Summer Trails (non-motorized) Project
Develop a 60 mile non-motorized trail system in the Galena Lodge area; 36 miles would be new trail construction; the remaining 24 miles would utilize existing routes. The trail system would provide a mix of difficulties.
Idaho Transportation Department Material Storage Sites Permits
The special use permits for two long-utilized ITD material storage sites along Hwy 75 in the Big Wood River Valley are outdated and/or expired. Proposal is to issue new 20-year permits authorizing continued use of the Horse Cr & Russian John sites.
Salmon River Headwaters Road 215 - Replace with Trail
Proposal to replace all or part of last 2.5 miles of existing Salmon River Headwater Road 215 beyond Chemeketan Campground with motorized trail constructed in better location along adjacent side slope. Changes would address chronic resource impacts.
Smiley Creek Garbage Dumpsters Special Use Permit
The proposed action is to issue a special use permit for six ten cubic yard dumpsters during normal periods of operation and allow an increase of eight dumpsters during high use periods in the summer. No hazardous waste disposal would be allowed.
Syringa Networks Fiber Optic Permit Project
In 2003, Syringa Networks was authorized to install a fiber optic cable line along Hwy 75 in the Wood River Valley. The proposed action is to issue a new 30-year special use permit authorizing continued use of the existing fiber optic cable.
Thompson Flats Campground Improvements
The proposed action of the Sawtooth National Forest is to reconstruct group sites A and B, add additional campsites within Thompson Flats Campground and remove 5 restrooms and replace them with three new ones.
Bodie Lode Access
Clear out existing road in order to access patented mining claims via off road vehicle.
Bull Flat Trail #001 Re-Route
This project will re-route approximately 1/8 of a mile of the trail where it connects to the trailhead within Clear Creek Campground due to damages by flooding.
Fourth of July Road Use Permit
The proposed action is to issue a road use permit to Idaho Transportation Department for 1.0 mile or 2.2 acres of National Forest System Road #70209 aka 4th of July Road for access to the 4th of July Material Source Site, CU-83.
Frenchman Creek Plan of Operations
Proposed approval of a Plan of Operations for underground mine development on unpatented mining claims in lands open to mineral entry outside of the congressionally designated area of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area.
Grape Creek Restoration Project
Implementation phase to restore 1-2 segments of Grape Creek. This effort will correct several resource issues from past livestock and motorized trail use. Fencing and/or willow planting may be used.
Howell Canyon Drift Fence Extension
Install approximately 2 miles of let-down fence on the West side of Howell Canyon from the existing drift fence at the lower overlook to the existing fence North of Thompson Flat Campground along Forest road 561.
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.