Projects

 

Schedule of Proposed Actions

The Schedule of Proposed Actions provides a list of proposals that will begin or are undergoing environmental analysis and documentation so that people can become aware of and indicate their interest in specific proposals.  The Forest publishers a Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA) four times a year: January, April, July and October.

To view the current and past SOPAs, visit the Forest Service SOPA page for the Sawtooth National Forest.
 

Sawtooth National Forest Current and Recent Projects



Sort By:    Name    Status    Management Unit    Purpose

Developing Proposal

Boulder Mountain Tour Special Use Permit Issuance

Proposal to issue a 5-year Recreation Event special use permit re-authorizing the annual Boulder Mountain Tour Ski Race for a new term with no changes to the existing permit.

Edwards Creek Aquatic Organism Passage

This project would improve a road crossing to enable passage for fish and other aquatic organisms in Edwards Creek.

Under Analysis

2013 Radio System Improvements

Installation of Pepro Radio shelters on Mount Harrison and Heglar Peak. Installation of a 40' antenna on Mount Harrison.

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.

Over-Snow Vehicle Access in the Upper South Fork Boise River Area project

Evaluate the revision of access restrictions to the winter backcountry areas of the Upper South Fork Boise River.

Recreation Residence Improvement Project Thompson Flat Tract #5

The Forest Service, Sawtooth National Forest, Minidoka Ranger District is proposing to authorize improvements which will include repair/installing a septic system, and adding a bathroom to the cabin.

Redfish to Stanley Trail

Develop a multi-purpose, non-motorized public trail between Stanley, Idaho and Redfish Recreation Complex.

Analysis Completed

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

Faulkner Group 3 Allotment Complex Allotment Managment Plan

Proposal to authorize continued sheep grazing in the Lick Creek, Bluff Creek, Big Peak and Liberal Allotments.

Limekiln Allotment, Shaw Mountain Sheep Allotment and Kelly Mtn-Greenhorn Cattle Allotment Analysis

Authorize continued livestock grazing on the Limekiln Sheep Allotment, Shaw Mountain Sheep Allotment, and the Kelly Mtn.-Greenhorn Cattle Allotment.

Minidoka Supplement to the 2008 Travel Plan Map Revision Environmental Assessment

Supplement the 2008 "Travel Plan Map Revision - Elimination of Motorized Cross-Country Travel and Motorized Route Designation Environmental Assessment" for the Minidoka Ranger District.

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.

Pole Creek Road Reroute

Project proposes to reroute and decommission a portion of Pole Creek Road (FSR# 70197), rehabilitate and close approximately 0.25 miles of Twin Creek Loop Road (FSR# 70412), and replace two culverts with fish friendly culverts on Twin Creeks.

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.

On Hold

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.

Warm Springs Recreational Placer Mining Plan of Operations

Plan of Operations for recreational placer mining on an unpatented mining claim within the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, Custer County, Idaho

Cancelled

Beaver Dam Trough Relocation

Relocate existing trough away from spring. Install new pipe and new trough

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.

Lynn Springs Quarry Expansion Plan of Operation

Proposed expansion of Oakley Stone quarry operations.

Project Archive

Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.