Projects

Projects & Plans

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

Sort By:    Name    Status    Management Unit    Purpose    Type

Note: Projects with multiple Project Purposes will appear multiple times.

Forest products

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Fuels management

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.

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.

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 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.

Buckskin Restoration Project

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

Cottonwood II Fuels Reduction Project

The Forest Service proposes to conduct a prescribed maintenance burn in the Cottonwood II project area to reduce fuel loadings.

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.

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.

Wapiti Blue Stewardship Project

4,600 ac of treatments designed for veg. restoration and fuel reduction (including defensible space around Wapiti, Bear & Camp Cr summer homes and Hanging Valley) and 6 mi of unclass. rd decom

Grazing management

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.

Ola A Range Project

This project proposes to authorize continued livestock grazing on the Ola A Cattle and Horse Allotment.

Land management planning

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)].

Wildlife Conservation Strategy (Forest Plan Amendment)

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

Minerals and Geology

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.

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

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.

Recreation management

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

Assessment to Address Valley County's Request for Additional 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.

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.

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.

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).

Research

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.

Road management

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.

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.

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.

Wapiti Blue Stewardship Project

4,600 ac of treatments designed for veg. restoration and fuel reduction (including defensible space around Wapiti, Bear & Camp Cr summer homes and Hanging Valley) and 6 mi of unclass. rd decom

Special use management

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.

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.

Idaho Power South Fork Powerline Relocation Special Use Permit Amendment

Amend an existing special use permit to allow Idaho Power to relocate approximately 1,922 feet (ten spans) of existing 34.5 kv overhead distribution powerline from its cross-country alignment to a new location immediately adjacent to an existing road

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.

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.

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.

Vegetation management (other than forest products)

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.

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.

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.

Buckskin Restoration Project

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

Cottonwood II Fuels Reduction Project

The Forest Service proposes to conduct a prescribed maintenance burn in the Cottonwood II project area to reduce fuel loadings.

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.

Wapiti Blue Stewardship Project

4,600 ac of treatments designed for veg. restoration and fuel reduction (including defensible space around Wapiti, Bear & Camp Cr summer homes and Hanging Valley) and 6 mi of unclass. rd decom

Watershed management

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.

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.

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.

Wapiti Blue Stewardship Project

4,600 ac of treatments designed for veg. restoration and fuel reduction (including defensible space around Wapiti, Bear & Camp Cr summer homes and Hanging Valley) and 6 mi of unclass. rd decom

Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants

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.

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.

Wildlife Conservation Strategy (Forest Plan Amendment)

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

Project Archive

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