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Project IDTitle
Primary Project Type
Secondary Project Type(s)LocationDescriptionMeet USFS sidebars?Meet USFS Purpose and Need?Additional Info Needed?Complimentary Projects
Conflicting ProjectsChallengesTimelineOther StakeholdersNotesInitial Project #Project ID (tied to wall map)
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1POW Communication Infrastructure Improvements. CommunicationsEconomicEstablish infrastrucfture to improve access to communications across the island (for safety). Permitting the top of every mountain that does not currently have a towerneed to checkyes - economic development and support community resiliancy1) all forest uses; 2) safety1) identify sites; 2) private investment; 3) access to infrastrucutreAs required; 1-5 years1) cell companies; 2) LEPCA more specifiic list of potential tower locations will be provided to POWLAT by May 31.143
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2Archaeology Kiosk/Interpretive SiteEducationRecreation, Visitor/TourismCoffman Cove excavation site; Seaside ParkKiosk to display artifacts, site history near or in local communities where excavation or natural historical arctifacts existNeed to checkYesDiscussion with Heritage department and other tribes, organization regarding sensitive information1) other kiosks at trail heads; 2) other recreation sites; 3) seaside park 1) compliance with federal acts; 2) tribal approval; 3) funding2-3 years1) Coffman Cove community; 2) Tribes; 3) Sealaska; 4) village corporations235
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3Karst EducationEducationKarstEl Capitan Cave system and other karst areas, including Starlight sinkhole. Partner with 4 POW school districts: educate in classroom and in field re the vast karst resource on POW. More trails through karst.yesYesdiscussion from USFS: availability of personnel and budgets as well as have Jim Baitchel help find a location1) old growth trail; 2) other new trail systems1) timber harvest; 2) karst resource protection act1) funding; 2) ecological impacts; 3) user conflicts; 4) maintenanceyesterday1) school districts; 2) NSSPossibly combine with old growth trail project and have it in an area with karst311
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4Watershed Restoration Interpretive signageEducationFish HabitatLuck, Staney, Harris,Choose a high-use watershed that has been restored and put up interpretive signage to educate users and visitors about restoration activitiesyesyes - expand opportunities for growth in recreation and tourismwhat is cost of signage, how long do they last?
1) watershed restoration; 2) possible recreation projects to be proposed1) sign maintence from vandalismafter selecting sites
1) school groups41
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5In-Stream Restoration ProjectsFish Habitatsee tableIn-stream restoration projects to address historical stream modifications or watershed changes.Don't limit stream restoration to federal land. Use partners to open fish habitat. Second- tier watersheds should be prioritized (after harris, 12-mile, luck, staney)56
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6Red PipesFish HabitatIdentified in prior inventory - see mapReplace or eliminate "red pipe" fish blockages in project areas prioritized by Biology/Habitat measuressome not on POW land, utilize partnerships to addressYes - self-sustaining habitat for fish1) stream enhancement projects; 2) timber sales; 3) re-opening FS roads
1) pipes in remote areas unassociated with other projects; 2) design work (scheduling/lack of human resources); 3) money; 4) transportation system closures; 4) permitting with stateSpread out over 15 years, in conjunction with other projects to reduce costs1) state of alaska; 2) other land owners; 3) users of road system63
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7Sockeye EnhancementFish HabitatKlawock, Hetta, Eek, Kasook, Sarkar Outlet, Karta, Nichols Bay, Hunter Bay, Hessa, Welcome Cove, Devil's Lake, Manhattan, Coffee Chuck, Klekas, Little Klekas and potentially other sites.Work toward improving wild sockeye runs in areas on POW that historically produced much larger runs.Check with USFSyes - subsistence values and traditional cultural values1) red pipe removals; 2) stream restoration on creeks (i.e. Luck Creek)1) lack of specific project details1) Tribes; 2) everyone77
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8Watershed Access Enhancement- FishFish HabitatRecreation, Subsistence, Economic, Visitor/Tourism
Inlet Creek and Hatchery Creek in Klawock, Rio Roberts, Klekas, Little Klekas.Identify rivers, streams, creeks that have natural barriers to fish passage (specifically salmon) and implement actions that more fully utilize natural spawning and rearing habitat. yesYes - restablishing self-sustaining habitat for fishADFG and USFS knowledge on watersheds that would benefit from this kind of work. stream enhancementcould affect buffer zones on non-forest land timber projects1) possible remote location access, transporation; 2) genetic diversity of fish; 3) maintenance of fish pass85
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9Personal Use RockPersonal usesee mapDevelop rock pit (or enlarge) for island/community useYesYes -supports community resiliency1) road development; 2) timber sales; 2) trail development1) private businesses that sell rock; 2) habitat issues; 3) road closures (?)1) locations available; 2) money to shoot pitsover next 5 years1) local communitiesExisting pits that could be enlarged to provide shot rock to locals on the island939
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10Alpine Winter Recreation CabinRecreationWest Ridge area, Polk Inlet. West Lake Area. Public/private partnership to construct and maintain high alpine cabin for winter and summer useYesyes -sustainable recreation1) keeping roads open1) communicaiton towers on mountaintops1) bonding; 2) long term permitting1-15 years1164
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11Campground RV parking near HydaburgRecreationvisitor/tourismHydaburg areaParking and campground in the Hydaburg areaYesYes - sustainable recreation opportunitiesA road accessible location1) SEA Trails; 2) visitor driving road system1) land exchange; 2) ownership may be complicatedImmediately, in process1) City of Hydaburg; 2) Hydaburg Cooperative Association1245
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12Control Lake Recreational ComplexRecreationControl Lake, Cutthroat Road, Big Salt Road, Thorne Bay Highway, Eagle's Nest campground, Balls Lake picnic area, Balls Lake trailDevelp the Control Lake Recreational Complex: Ensure Balls Lake trail is complete on schedule, and include a spur from the trail to the Cutthroate raod. Improve the bridge over the creek on the Cutthroat road for pedestrian access to the lake. Improve trail access to the Control Lake Cabin. Include a bike path on the Thorne River Road and Big Salt Road to accomodate pedestrian traffice between cabin, the campground, the picnic area and the trailhead1) Progress reprot on Balls Lake trail developmentClearcut logging in the area will reduce scenic values and the justification of the project for the short term1) Multiple landowners/managers in immediate area; 2) mixing developed recreation facilities with less developed opportunities; 3) Funding/staffingParts are already scheduled. Bridge improvements or trail improvements to Control Lake Cabin could be completed in first 5 years. Bike path along highway would take longer and could be incorporated with future highway upgradesState ADOT; Mental Health Trust
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13Deweyville Trail ImprovementRecreationNorth POW - DeweyvilleImprove the existing trail to make it more useable. Put in a trail head marker (currently cannont find the trailhead) Perhaps add a picnic area out at DeweyvilleYes - sustainable recreation opportunities1) TRAYLS Project; 2) Sarkar Canoe Route; 3) Access1) private landownership; Historical conflicts1) pullout; 2) maintenance5 years1) whale pass community; 2) naukati; 3) coffman cove; 4) state (tidelands); 5) private landownersParking and road signs are already in place, just need a trail and trail head sign. be nice to have picnic table or 3 side shelter1517
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14Harris River Trail System, including:
Connect Gandláay Háanaa and Harris River Interpretive Sites; Hut-to-hut trail system; Additional Improvements
RecreationFish, Timber, EducationHarris River Drainage, Craig-Klawock-Hollis Highway; Hollis Ferry terminal to Craig; 26 mile trailhead at Harris River campground.The Gandláay Háanaa/Harris River trail and the Harris River Interpretive trail provide less than an hour of walking time and end within sight of each other across the Harris River. Create a stream crossing so that people can move from one area to the other. There are other short trails in the Harris River subdivision closer to Hollis. The Harris River Campground is underutilized. The trails could be connected with a bridge or two and some trail building to connect the Hollis Ferry terminal by developed trail to campground, creating a destination-level facility and attraction. Build a three-sided shelter along the Craig-Klawock-Hollis Highway to provide a non-motorized route from Hollis to Craig that includes the connected trail system. Model this on the Hut to Hut system in New Zealand. Construct shelter from young growth.YesThere may be preliminary plans or engineering work already done as part of other proejcts1) Other non-motorized recreation or transportation projects anywhere on the island; 2) Community wellness; 3) hut-to-hut projectNone1) funding of specific projecets; 2) recreation staff shortage; 3) multiple landowners/managers in project areaLinking existing recreation resources or the engineering for the links could begin immediately to be completed within 5 yeares. Other parts of the project, like converting stored roads to trail sections along the river, or completing pike lands or paths on the highway are longer term projectsState ADOT, private landowners in Hollis, Hollis Community Council, Southeast Alaska School District, Interisland Ferry Authority, Klawock, Craig, Shaan Seet, City of Craig, Trail MixCombine with "Connect Fubar Creek and Harris River Interpretive Site" Project?
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15Kayak Route Development (self-guided route around POW). RecreationVisitor/Tourism Cabins on USFS land only. Continue Kayak Route Development: Expand the 3-sided shelter program on USFS land to connect kayak destinations for longer range trips. Examples include a 3-sided shelter between Craig and Canoe Point (for a 1-2 day trip); a three-sided shelter at Palisades or Fern Point to connect Point Amargura Cabin to Klawock; a shelter near Point Gertrudis to connect Craig and Klawock to the Maurelle Islands. Sea Otter Sound is a world class kayaking destination that could be improved by a shleter at Eagle Island or other scenic spots, connecting Edna Bay to Winter Harbor and Naukati. The island near Hydaburg and the South POW Wilderness could be a destination for kayakers with the addition of shelters. Shelters could be constructed with young growth.yes - sustainable recreationSom planning has been done on the project and should be reviewed or updatedAny and all non-motorized recreation improvements; ocean-accessible cabins and recreation sites like Canoe Point near Craig1) Frequency of use; 2) multiple sitesIt could begin soon and improved over 15 year period1) Combined this project with the other project for Access Points for potential salt and freshwater kayak routes and with self-guided kayak around POW project. 2) POWLAT adopted policy that kayak route recreation projects occupy only USFS land.1912
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16Little Ratz Harbor Boat LaunchRecreationFish HabitatLittle Ratz HarborDevelop Little Ratz harbor site and primitive camp site with 3-sided shelter to serve salt water access for kayak and canoe route stop and fish pass accessYesYesIs the project NEPA cleared? how much planning has already gone into old proposal?1) POW Kayak Route; 2) fish pass trail; 3) subsistence uses and access1) safety issues; 2) open water; 3) need for signageimmediately1) throne Bay; 2) Coffman Cove2062
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17Luck Creek TrailRecreationTimber stand near Luck Creek bridge outside Coffman CoveExisting user trail in riparian area. Improve existing trail. Add parking for 2-3 cars. Add interpretive signage. (Use stewardship funds from the timber sale that is used to fund the Luck Creek Restoration workYesyes - economic development and sustainable recreation opportunities1) Luck Creek restoration; 2) road improvement to sandy beach road outlined in POWCAC resolutionlong term maintence requirementsat the same time as the Luck Creek Restoration Project Phase IICity of Coffman Cove2113
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18Luck Lake Camping AreaRecreationLuck LakeDevelop an area seperate from the day use area w/designated camp sites (2-3)Yes1) Logger's Lane paving project; 2) picnic area exists; 3) facilities in place; 4) new - not much deferred maintenance1) potential logging projects; 2) traffic1) keeping it maintained with additional sitesSoon1) Coffman Cove; 2) island recreators; 3) visitors; 4) Craig RVers2241
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19Neck Lake Picnic AreaRecreationVisitor/Tourism Neck Boat LaunchAdd two or three picnic tables and fire rings and an outhouse at Neck Lake boat launch. YesYes10 Federal Highway paving projects; 2) hatchery1) paving materials; 2) day use conflict with campers1) Funding; 2) annual maintenanceWithin next 5 years after paving1) Whale Pass Community Council; 2) State DOT right of wayThis is a heavily used location both for islanders and visitors. Area would benefit from development (less T.P. in woods, and random fire pits in parking lot)2360
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20Old Growth TrailRecreationVisitor/tourism8.5 mile on Thorne Bay Road, Memorial Beach. Develop and maintain trails through old growth forest. Recommend rename 8.5 mile trail as Rio Beaver hiking trail. Yes - sustainable recreation1) trail building projects1) removal of OG timber1) accessibility; 2) fundingWhen trails are built2458
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21Rabbit Ears - ORV Trail - Coffman CoveRecreationVisitor/TourismCoffman Cove AreaORV trail with obstacles. Most of the infrastructure is already in place.Need to checkyes - sustainable recreational opportunities1) trail diversification; 2) youth proposals1) local organizations; 2) liability1-10 years1) coffman cove; 2) youth on island including students on north end; 3) POW off-road club2563
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22Rio Roberts Fish Pass Access through different forest types. RecreationImprove Rio Roberts Fish Pass Boardwalk Access. This is a road accessible facility that lost its trailhead in the re-engineering of the Thorne Bay Road. Re-establishing the trailhead, parking, and performing some basic maintenece on the stairs seems like a low cost way to open a trail back into an interesting section of forestYesA formal assessment of existing trailMaintain existing recreation infrastructure1) Coordination with State road engineers; 2) is viewing deck still safe?This could be accomplished quicklyState ADOT2720
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20Sarkar Old Growth TrailRecreationVisitor/tourismSarkar Improve and maintain existing trail and portages.
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23Sumez Island TrailRecreationSumez IslandDevelop a trail route across Sumez Island including a boat landing and a trail that goes to Arena CoveYes - sustainable recreation1) kayak route; 2) upgrade USFS recreation website1) timber sales on Sumez1) funding1-10 years1) visitors; 2) locals; 3) outfitters; 4) deer hunters2856
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26El Capitan Cabin, Campground, Dock, Boat Ramp and Marine Tranfer facility improvements
Recreation/ Access/ Visitor/ Tourism
Subsistence, KarstEl Capitan Cave AreaTo showcase YG round log construction: build a cabin using a cabin construction workshop so people can learn how to do this (vs just hiring someone). Place the cabin in a visible place for visibility and easy access. Re-open public campground area across from the cave. This was an old Forest Service Camp that could be easily resurrected into a nice campground. High grasses need cutting. Maintain landscaping, improve driveway (muddy now). Set up designated parking. Add rock for camper parking. Leave main area of spit open and available for free-style camping, add pit or other toilet facility. Improve boat ramp at El Capitan spit. Replace or upgrade boat/floatplan dock facility (falling apart). Remove old commercial gear. Maintain dock in suitable condition for tour ships, but allow public use as well. YesYes1) young growth cabin project; 2) road access1) calder mine (private ownership); 2) random users1) funding; 2) maintenance; 3) potential heavy useIn awhile1) private land ownersCould this be a young growth cabin project? There is already bathroom facilities and water on-site. Could possibly combine this project with the other El Capitan Dock and Campground proposal16; 17; 4059; 48; 49
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27Add three sided sheltersSubsistenceRecreationMable Bay, Jackson Island, Hunter's BayDevelop 3-sided shelters at Mable Bay, Jackson Island, Hunter's BayYesyes -sustainable recreation opportunities and resilient communities1) kayak route around POW; 2) hollis dock; 3) young growth cabin1) funding1-15 years1) city of Hydaburg; 2) Hydaburg Cooperative Association3344
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29Microsales increaseTimberIncrease the number of microsales made available on POW.YesWho defines the limitations and what ist he process to change those limitations1) any project that builds, maintains, or opens USFS roads; 2) any project needing helicopter use; 3) "programmatic approvals" for roadside harvests; 4) use LLA NEPA process to expand range of timber eligible for harvest1) personal use timber program; 2) karst management1) uncertain competeing intersts; 2) uncertain decision on natural resource managementOver course of LLAPOW Chamber3525
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31YG Treatments for Hydrologic Restoration on KarstTimberKarstCoordinate silvaculture projects with USFS staff efforts to improve karst function in YG areas.yesYes: forest health and diversityneed Jim Baichtal to design specifics of monitoring study and implementation.1) Deer habitat restoration; 2) stream restoration; 3) wildlife academy; 4) commercial young growth thinning1) timber economics and treatments (commercial thinning?); 2) soil vulnerability; 3) proposed land exchanges1) operability; 2) economics; 3) design in a way to evaluate the results and replicate at other sitesImmediately
1) other landowners; 2) thinning crews; 3) wildlife biologists; 4) silviculture specialists3726
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32Deer Habitat/Young Growth ImplementationWildlifeSubsistenceUnit 2 - prioritize treatments in high value winter habitat (south facing low elevation stands)Continue to evaluate and manage young growth for better wildlife support and complete a Tongass young growth management strategy. Treat a minimum of 4500 acres of YG annually for wildlife habitat. YesYes1) silviculture applications to benefit deer habitat in develop and non-development by WAA 2) predation issues 3) deer harvest levels and hunting pressure 4) review tongass young growth strategies wildlife section to reflect best local stratagies1) deer habitat strategy and implementation schedule; 2) collaborative engagement in wildlife management; 3) karst restoration; 4) stream restoration projects1) all proposed land exchanges that affect public lands on POW including proposed state forest; 2) old-growth harvest: leave winter range habitat and corridors to allow deer management in timber planning1) having sufficient funds to meet goals and objectives; 2) need workforce to keep up with demand; 3) tongass lacks wildlif/young growth strategy and sufficient monitoring to know what is effectivestart soon and on-going1) state agencies, ADFG, USFWS; 2) other land owners; 3) tribal and city governments; 4) NGOs
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