2014 Trinity Ridge Whitebark Pine Restoration Project
This project proposes to plant about 150 acres of whitebark pine in order to reestablish whitebark pine, a candidate species under the Endangered Species Act, where it sustained high levels of mortality as a result of the 2012 Trinity Ridge Wildfire.
Avelene Salvage Project
Commercial timber harvest of 200 acres of dead and dying trees resulting from the Avelene Fire. Harvest activities would utilize ground based logging. No new permanent or temporary roads construction/reconstruction would occur with this project.
Bald Mountain Repeater Site
The project proposes to establish a new repeater site at Bald Mountain within the Smoky Mountains Idaho Roadless Area to improve radio coverage to the Atlanta area. Radio equipment, shelter with antenna and prefab concrete pads would be installed.
Bearskin Creek Culvert Replacement Project
Replace existing fish barrier culverts at 563 and 500 Rd crossing on Bearskin Creek with an aquatic organism passage structure. This will re-establish fish passage to all age classes of fish species and restore the hydrologic function of the stream.
Beaver Creek Yurt Installation Project
Issuance of a special use permit for the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) to install a 20-foot diameter backcountry yurt near Beaver Creek Summit.
Belshazzar Plan of Operation
The proponent would remove roughly 20,000 cubic yards of mineral material from three waste dumps and process material to extract precious metals. The waste dumps were left from the old Belshazzar Mine and will be processed on nearby private lands.
Bogus Creek Outfitters Special Use Permit
This project would issue a temporary outfitter and guide special use permit to Bogus Creek Outfitters to operate winter dinner sleigh ride and summer dinner hay ride activities on National Forest System Lands.
Boiling Pine TSI Project
Precommercial thin on approximately 2,000 acres of ponderosa pine plantations. Thinning activities would be hand-felling using chainsaws.
C and W Placer Exploration
The proponent would utilize a Skid Steer to extract sand and gravel and process it through a high banker (sluice box) to extract precious metals. This is a locatable minerals project regulated under 36 CFR 228A.
C. C. West
The Proposed Action consists of planting conifers with hoedads on an estimated 8,376 acres that burned at a high or moderate intensity in 2007 where competing vegetation is expected and/or where no seed source is present.
Clear Creek Integrated Project
This collaborative project proposes vegetation restoration, fuel reduction in WUI areas, mountain bike trail construction, road closures/decomissioning and aquatic organism passage elements within a 22,850 acre project area.
Clear Prong Project
Implement silvicultural activities on an estimated 2,000 acres; reduce natural fuel loads on approximately 500 acres, and; decommission roughly 4 miles of road.
Crooked Bear Sapling Thinning Project
Precommercial thinning project on about 8,900 acres of young overstocked plantation and naturally regenerated timber stands within the 1993 Rabbit Creek Burn Area. Thinned trees would generally be less than 15 feet tall with slash left on site.
Daltons Delight Placer Exploration
The proponent would utilize a mini-excavator to extract sand and gravel and process it through a trommel to extract precious metals. This is a locatable minerals project regulated under 36 CFR 228A.
Deadwood Outfitters Special Use Permit Renewal
This project would renew the special use permit issued to Deadwood Outfitters for a new term of 20 years. There are no changes to the authorized facilities or increases in authorized activities proprosed.
GRAIP to WINe
Recontour approximately 40 miles of non-Forest System routes in the South Fork Salmon River Watershed and rehabilitate approximately 41 stream crossings. Restore drainage on approximately 4.5 miles of the "Old South Fork Road."
Hanson Range Project
The proposed action would allow a maximum of six head of horses or 34 head months within a permitted grazing area of 409 acres. The allotment would continue to be managed using variable number, variable season provisions in the grazing permit.
Reintroduce low to moderate intensity fire to restore desired vegetative conditions and reduce natural fuel loads and ladder fuels on 360 acres.
Idaho City Ranger District Recreation Events Project
5-yr SUP for Enduro 100, a 2-day national motorcycle enduro event in early June on NFS roads & trails around Idaho City, ID. Event would alternate annually between 3 courses. Other high intensity, short-duration rec events may also be analyzed.
Idaho Power Company Line 328 Project
The special use permit for Line 328 would be renewed for another 20-year term. The renewed permit, including those portions of Line 328 on the Emmett and Cascade Ranger Districts only, would also address access to the power line and its structures.
Idaho Pride Plan of Operations
This project is for a proposed Plan of Operations for locatable minerals, as allowed by federal mining regulations (36 CFR 228A). The proposal is to dig 4 prospect pits next to Mores Creek and process with a highbanker and small trommel.
Joe's Creek Trail Improvement Project
This project would re-route about 1 mile of the Joe's Creek Trail (NFS Trail #137) to address trail conditions, resource concerns, and improve manageability of the trail.
Johnson Creek Rock Source
Removal of approximately 3,000 cubic yards from a scree slope previously used as a rock source. Material would be removed using an excavator.
Johnson Creek Watershed Improvement Project
Improve road and trail infastructure by reducing the impacts to watershed processes. Proposed activities include road designations, trail re-routes, road decommissioning, meadow enhancement, and/or unauthorized route rehabilitation.
Little Ophir Hazardous Fuels Reduction
The Forest Service has been enjoined from using CE category #10 and this project will be re-analyzed and documented in an EA. The intent of this project is to reduce hazardous fuels accumulations on about 4,600 acres near the town of Placerville, ID
Lower Johnson Project
Treat vegetation on an estimated 137 acres in the WUI along the lower reaches of Johnson Creek.
Lowman Fish Ponds Improvement Project
Improve the intake and diversion from Richards Creek to the Lowman Nature Fish Ponds to increase flow going into the ponds and reduce the sediment build-up within the diversion pipe. A new intake will be installed.
North Shore Lodge Septic System Replacement Project
This project would replace a failing sewage system at the North Shore Lodge. A new drain field would be installed outside the current permit area. The permit would be amended to reflect this additional area. Work would meet CDHD requirement.
Old China Placer Exploration
The proponent will utilize a mini-excavator to extract sand and gravel and process it through a trommel to extract precious metals. This is a locatable minerals project regulated under 36 CFR 228A.
Oro Mountain Whitebark Pine Enhancement Project
Enhance whitebark pine by felling competing conifers (e.g. lodgepole pine & subalpine fir) 3 feet tall to 5 inches dbh, and girdling competing conifers greater than 5 inches dbh and less than 20 inches dbh.
Poorman Maintenance Underburn
The project is designed to provide a maintenance prescribed fire underburn on approximately 3,900 acres. This area was previously treated with prescribed fire in April 1997.
Porter-Crumley Range Project
The USDA Forest Service is proposing to authorize livestock grazing through a 10-year term grazing permit on the Crumley Gulch C&H and Porter Creek C&H Allotments on the Idaho City Ranger District of the Boise National Forest.
Pyle-Anderson Thinning Project
The purpose of this project is to restore vegetation conditions on about 1,626 acres of ponderosa pine plantations on the Emmett Ranger District. Plantations would be thinned using chainsaws followed by activity fuels treatments.
Rewards Placer Exploration
The operator will use a mini-excavator or similar size equipment to excavate sand and gravel and process it in a self-contained unit to extract precious metals.
Roadside Hazard Tree Removal
The project proposes to remove hazard trees along (0 to 160 ft from) open roads in the Bear Valley and Bull Trout areas. Hazard trees are those that have been killed by fire or beetles or those that will die (from beetle attacks) soon.
Rocky Canyon Prescribed Fire Project
This project proposes vegetation restoration utilizing prescribed fire on approximately 8,200 acres in the Rocky Canyon Subwatershed in the Middle Fork Payette River subbasin.
Sams-Pine Prescribed Burn
Prescribed burning on approximately 20,700 acres to restore fire's natural role using low to moderate intensity fire. Reduce fuel loading across the landscape to limit the spread and intensity of a high severity wildfire. Timeframe is approx. 2-7 yr
SFSR Recreation Access Management
Implement a variety of treatments to promote wildfire recovery including road decommissioning/closures, restrictions on trail uses, closing/establishing dispersed campsites, and rehabilitating disturbed areas.
SFSR Subbasin Noxious Weed Management Plan 
Use a variety of treatment methods to control and contain noxious and invasive weeds within the South Fork Salmon River Subbasin. Separate decisions will be issued for the Payette (May 2007) and Boise National Forests (February 2010).
Silver Creek Campground Renovation Project
Renovate the Silver Creek Plunge Campground to bring it up to Forest Service standards. Project activities include designation of individual campsites and access routes, installation of toilet facilities and a new water system.
Skunk TSI Project
Thinning of sub-merchantable trees and competing hardwoods within 23 different plantations totaling approximately 317 acres.
South Fork Fish Weir SUP Project
Authorize the US Fish and Wildlife Service to construct an additional pond in a disturbed area within the existing permit boundary at the South Fork Salmon River Fish Weir. Decision Memo issued on June 3, 2015.
Spruce Creek Project
Implement silvicultural activities on approximately 1,200 acres in order to move affected stands toward desired vegetative conditions described in Appendix A of the Forest Plan.
Star Gulch Wildfire Pre-Commercial Thinning -- 2010
Thinning of dense areas of ponderosa pine saplings that established naturally following the 1994 Star Gulch Wildfire. Potentially, 300 to 1,000 acres would be treated in the Cottonwood and Minneha drainages.
Table Mountain Outfitters Special Use Permit Renewal
Re-issue a new Special Use Permit to Table Mountain Outfitters for hunting outfitting and guide services on National Forest Lands for the period of 2015-2024. This is an existing operator and there are no changes to services or locations proposed
Tripod and Pine Creek Range Allotments
This project will evaluate current livestock management on the Tripod and Pine Creek Cattle and Horse Allotments and proposes to authorize continued livestock grazing.
Virginia Tech Small Seismometer Line Project
Placement of small seismometers every 100-500 meters along the sides of existing roads and trails. To be placed for 2 to 8 days in areas previously disturbed by rd construct. or within 18 in of travel surface. Holes will be 6" wide, 6" deep, 18" long
Water Systems Special Use Permit Renewal - Group 2
Special use permit renewal for 8 water systems on the Lowman Ranger District within the SF Payette River Corridor including systems on Richards Creek, Kirkham Creek, Wapiti Creek, Long Creek, 2 systems on Dustman Creek and 2 systems on Fence Cr.
Westside Range Project
The proposed action for both the Stringer Pasture C&H and the Van Wyck Holding S&G Allotment is to continue to authorize livestock grazing at current permitted numbers and seasons of use.
Westside Restoration Project
Enhance aspen on approximately 150 acres from near Campbell Creek north to Gibson Creek on the west side of Cascade Reservoir, and; treat vegetation on an estimated 90 acres in the WUI near French Creek and Campbell Creek.
White Flat Resource Management Project
This project contributes to the NFP. Restores healthy, diverse, and resilient ecosystem to minimize uncharacteristic fire and reduces hazardous fuels. 420 acres commercial thin; 244 acres precommercial thin; 720 acres prescribed burning.
Whitehawk Communications Site Special Use Permit
Proposal includes installation of a communications building near Whitehawk Lookout to improve emergency radio frequencies for Valley Co. The building is 8 ' x 8 ' set on 2' x 2' concrete pads.
Williams Creek Project
This project would use a combination of commercial and non-commercial thinning and fuel reduction activities to improve forest resiliency from insect and disease disturbance, while promoting large, early-seral tree species and wildlife habitat.
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