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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 Project Spotlights

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.

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.

All 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.

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Developing Proposal

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.

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.

Rosie Cedar

The project seeks to improve forest health conditions and provide timber products to support the local economy.

Under Analysis

Buckskin Saddle Integrated Restoration Project

Vegetation management activities including timber harvest, fuel reduction, road construction, improvement, storage & decommissioning, prescribed burning, trail mtce and improvement, tree planting, and potential travel management for elk security

Emerald

Vegetation and hazardous fuels management project to include: timber harvest, fuels reduction, watershed improvements, and roads management.

Homestead

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

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.

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.

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.

Analysis Completed

Bog Creek Road Project

Providing safe east-west access across the Selkirk Mtns for U.S. Border Patrol agents by repairing and maintaining portions of the Bog Creek Road (Forest Roads 1013 and 2450).

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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