Anan Trail Reconstruction
Upgrade a portion of the trail to 4-5ft wide gravel surface. Includes an approximately 900' section between the viewing deck and high water in the lagoon. The purpose is to accomodate new toilet facility at the deck, but will also improve access.
Petersburg Ranger District Riparian Thinning
This project proposes to selectively thin previously-harvested conifer and alder stands in riparian areas adjoining Class I & II fish streams, where thinning would benefit the desired future condition of the site.
2014 Kensington Fuel Depot
Coeur Alaska requests authorization for Petro Marine to install a bulk fuel depot at the Kensington Mine to replace current iso-container fuel system.
ADFG Tent Platform CE
Approval of special use permit for new tent platform in Stikine-LeConte Wilderness.
Anan Floating Dock
The Wrangell Ranger District proposes to construct a small floating dock in Anan Bay to provide for increased safety for visitors to the Anan Wildlife Observatory. The project includes associated trail improvements and outhouse construction.
Angoon Airport Project
The FAA is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to consider alternatives to, and impacts of constructing a new land-based commercial airport near the City of Angoon. The FAA is the lead agency and the USFS is a cooperator per an MOU.
ANM JRD ISOLATED OR PREANILCA CABIN PERMIT RENEWALS 2014
Admiralty N.M. and Juneau Ranger District are considering the reissuance of cabin and ten platform permits that expire on Dec. 31, 2014. The permitted structures include 22 isolated cabin permits, 4 pre-ANILCA cabins and one tent platform.
Big Thorne EIS
The Big Thorne EIS is a multi-year timber sale component of a larger stewardship effort which will include restoration and enhancement stewardship activities that will be identified through other environmental analyses.
Cannon Beach Day-Use Area Improvements Project
The shelter is rotting and will be replaced with a larger structure. Outdoor seating and tables will be placed between the shelter and pavilion. The barrels from the two cannons will be reattached. Site signage will be improved and updated.
Dog Salmon Wildlife Viewing Area Enhancement Project
Enhance wildlife viewing opportunities at the existing Dog Salmon Wildlife Viewing Area by improving the surface and circulation of the parking area, installing a vault toilet, installing interpretive kiosk and redesigning the viewing platform.
He'en Latinee Meteorological Development
Authorize for the Forest Service's Pacific Northwest Research Station, Forestry Sciences Laboratory, to upgrade and install solar powered, automated meteorological monitoring stations at three locations in the He'en Latinee Experimental Forest.
Determine the final location for a power transmission line between the communities of Petersburg and Kake.
Kruzof Island Outfitter Guide EA
To determine the amount of recreation use that the Mud Bay and Eagle River road systems can accommodate, and then decide how much should be allocated to commercial use.
Lena Beach Recreation Area Renovation
To address concerns and improve the site: pave and change the road to one-way, add parking, install gates, reconstruct 5 shelters, add accessible trails, replace outhouses, improve fish passage, and add other recreation amenities. Please join us for a PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE on this project on March 10, 2014, 5:30-7:30 pm at the Juneau Ranger District Office, 8510 Mendenhall Loop Road. Agenda: Brief presentations at 5:30 and 6:30, time for questions and answers, and write or drop off comments.
Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area Planning
JRD is reviewing year-round recreation use by both independent and guided visitors within the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area in order to update and revise its commercial capacity allocation.
Project provides units for small timber sales, a one-time predominantly helicopter-based offering with a limited number of ground-based harvest units requiring road construction, and supports a programmatic microsale program on Mitkof Island.
Saddle Lakes Timber Sale
The proposed action would harvest almost 30 million board feet (MMBF) of timber on about 2,207 acres using cable, shovel, and helicopter logging systems; and would construct up to 16 miles of NFS system and temporary road.
Saw Ridge FAA Communication Site SUA
Upgrade communication site facilities to provide higher radio system reliability, while utilizing a safer and more accessible site for maintenance.
Slippery Fishpass Modification
Move fishpass exit downstream and out of deposition zone so sediment and debris are washed away. Small blasting charges and rock chainsaw and hammer will be used to break up bedrock and make a new exit site (a 24" wide x 18" deep x 10' long trench).
Tongass Land and Resource Management Plan Amendment
The Tongass is analyzing Plan changes to transition away from old-growth harvest. It is looking at which lands will be available for young growth harvest, and changes to S&Gs and direction needed, while maintaining a viable timber industry.
Treadwell Ditch Trail Bridge Replacement
Replacement/construction of 38 bridges on Treadwell Ditch Trail, construction of two reroutes and one section of gravel tread. Please join us for a PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE on this project on March 10, 2014, 5:30-7:30 pm at the Juneau Ranger District Office, 8510 Mendenhall Loop Road. Agenda: Brief presentations at 5:30 and 6:30, time for questions and answers, and write or drop off comments.
Two temporary sawmills at False Island and Corner Bay.
Re-issue special use permits to operate portable sawmill facilities for log sorting, storing, processing, drying, and finishing timber at two sort yards. Project purpose is to support the economy of Southeast Alaska.
West Glacier Spur Road Area Enhancements
To improve the site and safety: add parking, install a gate, build a 0.4 mile non-motorized trail to separate traffic, construct a spur trail to the lake, install a six-hole vault outhouse to serve heavy summer use, and install signs. Please join us for a PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE on March 10, 2014, 5:30-7:30 pm at the Juneau Ranger District Office, 8510 Mendenhall Loop Road. Agenda: Brief presentations at 5:30 and 6:30, time for questions and answers, and write or drop off comments.
Wrangell Island Project EIS
Develop/implement multi-year project involving a variety of timber harvest, road construction, forest restoration and enhancement.
Bell Island Geothermal Leases SPEIS
The proposed action is for a consent determination for the BLM to issue three leases in the Tongass National Forest (TNF) and for the BLM to issue the leases to the geothermal lease applicant.
City Creek Trail Section I
The purpose of the project is to provide safe, easy access to a local recreation area in Petersburg. The trail will provide additional pedestrian access to the recently completed Sandy Beach trailhead for the US Forest Service Raven Trail.
Level Island Communications Site Tree Removal
The FAA proposes to remove trees on 3 acres of previously cleared areas that are encroaching on antennas and other structures. A gravel berm of approximately 400 cubic yards of material would be removed to facilitate tree removal.
Luck Creek Restoration
This project would consist of tree harvest and placement of trees in Luck Creek tributaries to rehabilitate and improve aquatic habitat.
South Mitkof Wildlife Service Contract
The objective of this proposal is to treat up to 870 acres of young-growth stands (219 acres of state land and 651 acres of USFS land) on Mitkof Island to benefit deer. A variety of treatment options are being considered.
Windfall Harbor Shelter Rehabilitation EA
Move historic CCC shelter 34' closer to the beach to restore it to original setting. Replace and/or repair structural elements, slow its deterioration and provide separation from a brown bear trail which is close to the shelter's current location.
Anan Management Plan Update
10-year review of current visitor management practices at the Anan Wildlife Observatory. Project will examine new management strategies to address known issues including high commercial visitor demand and available access by non-commercial visitors.
Kahli Cove SUP
Special use permit for upland uses in support of an existing mariculture lease. Upland uses include shoreties, water line, satellite dishes, and an existing foot trail.
Naukati Timber Sale
This project is still being developed and will change because of new policy and direction. This project will include both young-growth and old-growth management and other non-timber resource activities. Project name will change.
Sitka Smoke House Project
Issue a new special use permit to the Sitka Tribe of Alaska for the construction and use of a traditional Tlingit Smokehouse for Tribal use and educational purposes.
West Glacier Trailhead Improvements
Proposed improvements at West Glacier Trailhead include vault toilets (4 holes total),a shelter at the commercial launch area, new trailhead sign, a new gate to and an access trail from the commercial launch area
Yakutat Ranger District Carrying Capacity Analysis
The Yakutat Ranger District (YRD) is in the process of determineing the recreation visitor capacity for the district. The main purpose is to provide a rationale to guide decision-making for allocating outfitter and guide use across the district.
Falls Creek Salvage
Proposes the salvage of approximately 7 acres of blown-down timber in the Falls Creek Windthrow Botanical Area, within the Special Interest Area LUD. Limited harvest of green trees would occur to facilitate harvest operations.
Kosciusko Vegetation Management Project
It was decided to cancel this project and develop the Kosciusko Vegetation Management Watershed Improvement Project as it allowed a strategic management approach to the transition of young-growth while focusing integrated activities on resource needs
Lunch Creek Trail Reconstruction
Add surfacing and drainage structures, with possible short sections of realignment, to the natural tread sections of Lunch Creek Trail from mile 0.67 to the end at mile 4.1 to reduce vegetation impacts.
Peterson Lake Trail Maintenance
Trail maintenance will harden muddy sections of trail over the entire 4.2 mile length of the trail from the road to the cabin. Work will include drainage repair to move water off the tread. FAA (3)
Redoubt Lake Cabin Replacement
Replace A-Frame cabin with a Region 10 approved pan abode style cabin, due to deferred maintenance backlog and rot in the floor and roof supports
Special Use Permit reissuance for a pre-ANILCA cabin
Reissuing a permit to an individual to replace and then continue to use and occupy under the conditions described in ANILCA 1303(b) a pre-ANILCA cabin for the purpose of non-recreational use on National Forest System lands
Thomas Bay Integrated Timber Sale
Timber harvest, young-growth treatments, wildlife enhancement, and restoration activities. (Project planning was cancelled in the fall of 2014, but the project may be considered again in the future.)
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.