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.
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.
Shoreline II Outfitter and Guide Management Plan
This project will determine recreation use levels for saltwater-based outfitters and guides on the Admiralty National Monument, Hoonah, Juneau, and Sitka Ranger Districts. A Proposed Action will be developed to allocate service days to outfitter and guide use.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cascade Creek Reconstruction
The reroute and reconstruction of approximately 0.5 miles of the Cascade Creek Trail, originating at saltwater.
Corner Bay Timber Sale(s)
To manage the timber resources and provide an opportunity for small logging companies and sawmills to obtain timber. Harvest 2-3 sales over a four year period using the existing road system.
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.
FAA Communications Facility on Kuiu Island
Issue a special use permit to the FAA to install communications facilities at Kuiu Island. Facilities proposed include: 26' x 10' x 15' tall solar frame with solar panels; 6' x 8' x 17' tall equipment shelter; 20' x 20' helicopter landing pad.
Determine the final location for a power transmission line between the communities of Petersburg and Kake.
Kosciusko Vegetation Management Project
Harvest an estimated 200 acres of old-growth, and various treaments of 6,000 acres of young-growth, in support of the Tongass NF timber sale program and to meet Forest Plan objectives.
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.
Luck Creek Restoration
This project would consist of tree harvest and placement of trees in Luck Creek tributaries to rehabilitate and improve aquatic habitat.
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.
Authorize a small sales program on Mitkof Island that includes timber harvest, firewood cutting and salvage.
Saddle Lakes Timber Sale
The proposed action would harvest almost 33 million board feet (MMBF) of timber on about 2,613 acres and would construct up to 18 miles of road (9 mi NFS system and 9 mi temporary road).
Soule River Hydro-investigative Surveys
Soule Hydro LLC to complete physical and biological surveys on the Soule River watershed to investigate the feasibility of the Soule River Hydro Project FERC P-13528-001
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.
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.
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.
Wrangell Island Project EIS
Develop/implement multi-year project involving a variety of timber harvest, road construction, forest restoration and enhancement.
Zarembo Minerals Investigation 2014-2015 Plan of Operation
Zarembo Minerals Company, LLC, has filed a Plan of Operations for July 2014 through 2015 for surface drilling and exploration and winter storage of equipment. Due to economic recession, they did not complete anticipated work prior to this time
2013 Marx Creek Habitat Enhancement
Improve existing spawning and rearing conditions for chum/coho salmon in upper Marx Creek. Activities include raising water temperature, creating shallow water habitat, and ultimately increasing the number of chum/coho salmon produced by Marx Creek.
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.
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.
Bohemia Basin Trail and Recreation Improvements
Improve an existing recreation site by converting a 2.3 mile closed road to a hiking/pedestrian trail; constructing or developing two tent sites, and clearing brush and trees from the existing 3-sided shelter site.
North Fork Lake Dam SUP
The City of Craig proposes to increase the storage capacity at the existing water storage site by raising the existing dam up to 6 feet.
Tonka Timber Sale
Authorize timber harvest and related infrastructure development within Phase I areas on South Lindenberg Peninsula (VCUs 437, 439, 447), Kupreanof Island.
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 proposing 40 MMBF of old growth timber harvest from the existing road system in accordance with TTRA and other applicable laws.
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.
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
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.