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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

Boulder Mill Minerals Project 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 proponent proposes exploration of a placer deposit by digging up to ten test pits.

Forest Service Road 327 Realignment

Realign approximately 1/2 mile segment of NFS Road 327 where a reoccurring, rotational landslide is located. This landslide is located at approximate milepost 31.5.

Idaho Pride Plan of Operations 2022

This project is for a proposed Plan of Operations for locatable minerals, as allowed by federal mining regulations (36 CFR 228A). The proponent proposes to explore three sites on two mining claims near Steamboat Gulch east of Idaho City.

South Zone Critical Condition Bridges Replacement

This project proposes to fully replace four existing bridges located on National Forest System Roads (NFSR) 236, 304, 329, and FH-82.

Under Analysis

Amendments to Land Management Plans Regarding Sage-grouse Conservation

The Forest Service is considering amending its land management plans to address new and evolving issues arising since implementing sage-grouse plans in 2015. This project is in cooperation with the USDI Bureau of Land Management.

Bear Valley Borrow Source Development

There is a need to provide a cost-effective material source to facilitate road maintenance in the Bear Valley area. The proposal is to re-open and expand the existing borrow source located adjacent to Forest Road 579.

Bear Valley Creek Chinook Salmon Abundance Monitoring Permit Renewal

Operation and maintenance of a fish counting station, rotary screw trap, and staff gauge. Also permits a campsite, bankside wall tent, and storage of a cargo trailer on-site.

Burntlog Route Geophysical Investigation

The purpose of the investigation is to collect crucial geophysical data along the existing Burntlog road and proposed new alignment between Trapper Creek and Stibnite.

Clear Creek Forest Health Project

The forest proposes to implement vegetation treatments using timber harvest and prescribed fire to promote forest resiliency and address hazardous fuels within the wildland urban interface while responding to insect and disease outbreaks.

Edna Creek Campground Reconstruction

The Forest proposes to upgrade campground site features to meet Forest Service standards, national accessibility standards, and the demand of the public for high-quality recreational experiences on National Forest System lands.

Fawn Tussock

This project would utilize salvage, commercial thinning, non-commercial thinning and prescribed fire to project is to improve stand conditions, increase resiliency to ongoing and future insect activity, reduce existing hazardous fuels accumulations.

FS Road 205 Improvements-Realignment

Implement road work on FS Road 205 to re-establish public access and reduce impacts to an intermittent stream channel, as well as the downstream Queens River. Work includes realigning FS Road 206 to avoid crossing the intermittent stream.

Hawley Mountain Communications Site

The USFS CIO Land Mobile Radio Group would like to install a new radio communication building and tower on Hawley Mountain.

Idaho Power Bogus Basin Underground Line Placement Special Use Permit

Idaho Power proposes to install new underground power cables to the top of Shafer Butte and Deer Point at Bogus Basin. The existing cables that provide power to these two areas of critical facilities are deteriorating.

Payette Ola C Bull Trout Protection Project

Improve bull trout habitat by using fence to prohibit entry of cattle into riparian areas.

Skunk Creek

The purpose of the project is to improve stand conditions, increase resiliency to ongoing and future insect activity, reduce hazardous fuels, and reduce the potential future fuel load being created by the current insect mortality.

Stibnite Gold Project EIS

The Forest is processing a plan of operations for open pit mining, processing, new road construction, utility upgrades, reclamation, and restoration at the Stibnite mine site.

Trinity Fire Reforestation

This project would plant native tree species within the portions of the 130,000-acre 2012 Trinity Ridge Fire perimeter. The fire removed native tree species and their seed sources, making natural regeneration difficult.

Analysis Completed

Cow Creek Pit Development Plan

The Mountain Home Highway District proposes to reopen an existing reclaimed aggregate pit on Forest Road 131. Approximately 288,000 cubic yards of material would be used for road improvements over five phases during a 30-year period.

Lowman Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Project

This project proposes hazardous fuel reduction on approximately 9,400 acres within the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI). Proposed treatments include both prescribed fire and mechanical understory thinning.

New Start - JaBob Mining Project Plan of Operations

The District Ranger signed the Decision for the New Start - JaBob Mining Project Plan of Operations. A copy of the Environmental Assessment, Finding of No Significant Impact, and Decision Notice can be found under the Analysis and Decision tabs.

Rock Creek Culvert Replacements

The project proposes to install three aquatic organism passage (AOP) structures to replace old culverts. This will improve aquatic organism passage and allow for natural channel flow.

Sage Hen Integrated Restoration Project

Improve vegetation conditions to improve resiliency to uncharacteristic disturbances, restore watershed function to improve aquatic resources, improve and manage recreational opportunities/use, and support local/regional economies.

Sage Hen Recreation Area Hazard Tree Mitigation

Around Sage Hen Reservoir campgrounds and roads, remove current and future hazard trees damaged by the Douglas-fir tussock moth, dwarf mistletoe, western gall rust, and structural defects that are creating a public safety hazard.

Scriver Bridge Replacement

This project proposes to fully replace the existing timber bridge located on National Forest System Road 693.

Sinker Creek - Boise Ridge Forest Health Project

The forest proposes to implement vegetation treatments using timber harvest and prescribed fire to promote forest resiliency and address hazardous fuels within the wildland urban interface while responding to insect and disease outbreaks.

On Hold

2018 CuMo Exploration Project

Locatable minerals exploration. Proposal to drill 259 new exploratory holes to retrieve core samples. Project will construction of about 13.3 miles of new temporary road and use of about 4.7 miles existing unauthorized road as temporary roads.

Boise River Basin Feasibility Study

Bureau of Reclamation has completed a Draft EIS for the Boise River Basin Feasibility Study. The USFS is a cooperating agency. To accomplish this project the USFS would need to modify a Forest Roads and Trails Act Easement.

Rice Creek Road Repair

This project proposes to repair the Rice Creek. The work would include earthwork to regrade and reshape the existing road into a series of fords at all drainages.

Two Bit Creek Culvert Replacement

The project proposes to replace the existing barrier culvert on Two Bit Creek with Aquatic Organism Passage (AOP) structures which will re-establish unimpeded fish passage to all age classes of anadromous and resident fish species.

Project Archive

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



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