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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 Idaho Panhandle National Forests.

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Idaho Panhandle National Forest Current and Recent Projects

Note: Not all projects may appear on map. See list below for complete list of projects with more information or documentation.

Developing Proposal

  • Chloride Gold

    Project will be designed to improve ecological/social conditions, including but not limited to improved forest health, reduced potential for high-intensity wildfires, improved watershed conditions, and sustainable recreation opportunities.

  • Goonies Gold Exploration Project

    The proposed project would include the excavation of 10 exploratory trenches, 20' x 20', on the claim, the removal of the excavated material to an off-site location for testing and then backfilling and reclaiming each trench once testing is complete.

  • Lacy Lemoosh

    Vegetation management activities, including timber harvest, road construction, prescribed burning and tree planting.

Under Analysis

  • Character Fire Salvage

    The effect of the Character Fire resulted in a need to recover economic value of forest products in a timely manner, reduce hazards threatening human health and safety, and re-establish forested conditions outlined in the Forest Plan.

  • City of Spirit Lake Townsite Act Conveyance

    Convey an isolated parcel of NFS lands to the City of Spirit Lake, comprising 158.74 acres, through the authority of the Townsite Act. The land conveyance would enable the City to acquire land adjacent to its current wastewater treatment site.

  • Coeur d'Alene Nursery Capital Investment Project

    Replacement of nine aging greenhouses and adjoining structures at the Coeur d'Alene Nursery to improve safety and efficiency, helping to meet increasing demands for seedlings for reforestation.

  • Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail Comprehensive Plan

    The Comprehensive Plan will develop administrative and management objectives and practices and desired conditions for the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail on public lands in Forest Service Regions 1 and Regions 6.

  • Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail Comprehensive Plan

    The Comprehensive Plan will develop administrative and management goals, objectives and practices for public lands in Forest Service Regions 1 and Regions 6.

  • Rosie Cedar

    The project seeks to improve forest health conditions and provide timber products to support the local economy. Review tabs below for more details about the project and https://usfs-public.app.box.com/s/v8mfub27gpvh5oimb2wurmd5y5endb0c

Analysis Completed

  • Honey Badger Project

    Project will be designed to improve ecological/social conditions, including but not limited to improved forest health, reduced potential for high-intensity wildfires, improved watershed conditions, and sustainable recreation opportunities.

  • Motorized Access Management within the Selkirk and Cabinet-Yaak Grizzly Bear Recovery Zones

    Preparation of a Supplemental EIS to amend land and resource management plans for the Idaho Panhandle, Kootenai, and Lolo National Forests to address motorized access management within the Selkirk and Cabinet-Yaak Grizzly Bear Recovery Zones.

  • Scattered Lands Project

    The primary objective of this environmental assessment is to decrease the quantity and modify the arrangement of hazardous forest fuels to reduce the current and future wildfire risk to people, private lands, and resource values.

  • Westside Restoration Project

    Vegetation management activities including timber harvest, road construction, prescribed burning, tree planting and recreation improvements.

On Hold

  • IPNF Noxious Weed Treatment Project

    Management of non-native invasive plant species utilizing herbicides, biological control agents, cultural and mechanical methods for weed control.

  • Kaniksu Over-snow Vehicle Travel Plan

    Designate routes and areas for over-snow vehicle use on the three northern ranger districts (Kaniksu)of the IPNF.

Cancelled

  • Idaho Panhandle National Forests Fire Recovery Reforestation Project

    Implement site preparation where needed and plant rust-resistant white pine, western larch, ponderosa pine, or white bark pine on appropriate sites severely burned in the wildfires of 2015.

  • Last Rainbow

    Exploratory Placer Pit, 25 feet by 35 feet located on National Forest Lands up the Lost Creek Drainage. Excavation will be down to bedrock with the top 7 feet being overburden and 12 inches being pay gravel to be processed and returned.

  • Last Rainbow

    Excavate ~35 sq. ft. panel to bedrock and dredge inside hole

  • Route of the Hiawatha: Reissuance 20 Year Special Use Permit

    Route of the Hiawatha 20 year permit.

  • Selkirk Mountain Range Winter Travel Plan

    Travel management plan for motorized winter recreation use within the Selkirk Mountain Range on the Bonners Ferry, Priest Lake Ranger District and Sandpoint Ranger District.

  • Snow Fuels

    Fuel reduction project that includes hand felling small trees, hand piling slash and forest debris, and burning piles.

  • Snow Peak Prescribed Burn

    Improve browse conditions for big game, improve vegetation conditions to increase resilience to insect and disease, and reduce fuel loading.

  • Upper Lochsa Land Exchange

    The Forest Service (FS) is considering a land exchange with Western Pacific Timber. The FS would receive approx. 40,000 acres of WPT land in the upper Lochsa River drainage and WPT would recieve an equal value of Forest Service land in north Idaho.

Project Archive

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

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