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Schedule of Proposed Actions 

 

The Forest publishes 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 Boise National Forest.

 

 

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Boise National Forest Current and Recent Projects

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Developing Proposal

Boise National Forest Plan Monitoring Transition

The 2012 Planning Rule requires that Forest Plan monitoring plans include monitoring questions and associated indicators that inform the management of the plan resources in the area and whether management is being effective in maintaining and achieving progress toward desired conditions or objectives for the plan area. Monitoring questions and associated indicators are based on one or more desired condition, objective, or other plan component. Not every plan component needs to have a corresponding monitoring question. To meet the minimum requirements of the 2012 Planning Rule, monitoring plans must address eight specific items identified in [36 CFR 219.12(a)(5)].

BOR Grape Mountain Telecommunication Site Special Use Permit Project

The Forest Service is analyzing a special use permit application from the Bureau of Reclamation to build, operate, and maintain and additional telecommunication site on Grape Mountain on the Mountain Home Ranger District.

Dollar Creek Road Obliteration

Re-contour up to 52 miles of unauthorized roads in the Dollar Creek watershed.

French Hazard WUI

Project objectives are to create or enhance defensible space for suppression resources, restore vegetative conditions more reflective of fire-adapted ecosystems, reduce hazardous fuels, and minimizing risks to public health and safety.

Ice Hole Campground Project

Repair existing campground road and campsites to improve watershed and fisheries resources.

Idaho Power Company - Horseshoe Bend to Garden Valley Project

Reissuance of a SUP. Authorizes repair, maintenance, and upgrade of 34 kV distribution lines from Horseshoe Bend to Placerville and Placerville to Garden Valley.

Lodgepole Springs Restoration Burn

Implement a series of prescribed burns to restore species composition and stand structure, reducing undesirable species and stand densities.

Three Trappers Restoration Burn

Implement a series of prescribed burns to restore species composition and stand structure, reducing undesirable species and stand densities.

Under Analysis

Assessment to Address Valley County's Request for Snowmobile Grooming Routes

Assessment to Address Valley County's Request for Snowmobile Grooming Routes and modification to existing cost share agreement. The proposal consists of an additional 15.6 miles of groomed snowmobile routes on the Cascade Ranger District.

Bogus Basin Forest Health Project

This project would manage forest structure and species composition to improve the resiliency of the forest landscape and recover from uncharacteristic insect and disease disturbance and remove hazard trees on about 2,800 acres of NFS lands.

Boise & Sawtooth Forest-wide Invasive Plant Species Treatments

Analyze and disclose the effects of treating invasive and noxious weeds forest-wide on the Boise & Sawtooth National Forests.

Buckskin Restoration Project

This project proposes to complete non-commercial thinning and prescribed fire on approximately 7,000 acres.

Carlin Mineral Exploration Project

The proposal is to drill/blast a quartz vein and remove approximately 30-40 tons of mineral material to determine if enough gold is present to further develop the project. This is a locatable minerals project regulated under 36 CFR 228A.

Hazel #1 Minerals Plan of Operations Project

The purpose of this analysis is to provide for approval of a Plan of Operations to explore for locatable minerals on an existing mining claim. The proponent is proposing to excavate five test holes for gold.

Heart of Gold Minerals Project

The purpose of this analysis is to provide for approval of a Plan of Operations to explore for locatable minerals. The proponent proposes to conduct placer exploration using mechanized equipment adjacent to Grimes Creek.

Henry Clay Mineral Project

The proponent proposes to conduct minerals exploration activities to acquire detailed geologic data within the Henry Clay mineral claims group to determine the extent of the mineral resources.

Juniper Mountain Outfitters - O&G Permit Renewal

Renew existing special use permit for horse camp, trail rides, fishing, and big game hunting outfitter and guide operations. A new 10-year special use permit is proposed.

South Zone Easements/Special Use Permits for Private Landowner Access

Acquiring reciprocal easements where they would benefit the Forest Service and permitting the use of private roads/trails on Forest Service lands through granting easements or authorizing special use permits.

Analysis Completed

B and M Plan of Operations

The purpose of the proposed project is to provide approval of a Plan of Operations to explore for locatable minerals, per Federal mining regulations 36 CFR 228, subpart A. Three test pits would be excavated to test for gold and reclaimed.

Becker Integrated Resource Project (Formerly the Becker Vegetation Management Project)

This project is an integrated resources project on about 15,000 acres. The project proposes restoration activities for vegetation, soil, water, riparian, aquatics and wildlife, as well as transportation and recreation management activities.

Cumo Exploration Project (previously listed as Cumo 2007 Project)

Locatable minerals exploration. Proposal to drill 256 new exploratory holes to retrieve core samples. Project will involve construction of about 13.3 miles of new temporary road and use of about 4.7 miles existing unauthorized road as temporary road

High Valley Integrated Restoration Project

Manage forest to accelerate development of large, ponderosa pine to support wildlife habitat, increase resilience to un-natural disturbance, reduce hazardous fuels, improve watershed function, and provide wood products to support local economies.

Wildlife Conservation Strategy (Forest Plan Amendment)

Short- and long-term management strategies and priorities for maintaining and restoring habitats associated with terrestrial wildlife species.

On Hold

Boise Basin Experimental Forest Project

The Boise Basin Experimental Forest Project would conduct vegetation management and prescribed fire activities in the Boise Basin Experimental Forest as part of a Rocky Mountain Research Station research project.

Daniels Creek - Dry Creek Trail Additions

This project proposes to add about 4 miles of existing trails on NFS and BLM lands to the Ridges to Rivers Trail System. Land easements have recently been acquired allowing these existing trails to be added to the trail system(s).

Featherville Sheep and Goat Allotment

This project will evaluate current livestock management on the Featherville Sheep and Goat (S&G) Allotment and proposes to authorize continued livestock grazing on approximately 142,800 acres of National Forest System land.

Keller Outfitter and Guide Special Use Permit

Issuance of a 10-yr special use permit to outfit and guide predator hunting for wolf, cougar and bear. Keller Outfitter and Guides have purchased a portion of Allred Adventures Outfitter and Guide area and a new special use permit is required.

Lowman WUI Corridor

This project proposes hazardous fuel reduction and restoration treatments on 1,900 acres within the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI). Proposed treatments include both prescribed fire and mechanical understory thinning.

New Start Minerals Proposed Plan of Operations Project

The purpose of this analysis is to provide for approval of a Plan of Operations to explore for locatable minerals on an existing mining claim. The proponent is proposing to excavate 50' x 50' exploration pits.

The Saint Minerals Proposed Plan of Operations Project

The purpose of this analysis is to provide for approval of a Plan of Operations to explore for locatable minerals on an existing mining claim. The proponent is proposing to excavate 50' x 50' exploration pits within a 3/4 acre area.

Cancelled

579 Roadside Hazard Project

All dead and imminently dead large trees greater than or equal to 7 inches dbh within 160 feet of National Forest System (NFS) road 579 would be cut and removed. All trees less than 7 inches dbh would be felled and burned.

Project Archive

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