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									List of Amendments: Colville NF R6
As of July 17, 2008

The following amendments have been issued for the Colville Forest Plan since
implementation began in February 1989. Proposed amendments are also listed.


Amend     Date        Nature of Amendment
-ment
No.
1         11/30/90    Clarifies Forestwide standards and guidelines for wild and
                      scenic rivers, including the Kettle River or any other streams
                      found to be eligible for inclusion in the wild and scenic river
                      system.
2         1/8/92      A site-specific modification to open road densities in the
                      Golden Harvest Creek area on the Republic Ranger District,
                      developed in response to concerns raised by recreationists.
3         9/24/92     A site-specific adjustment of the Management Area 1
                      boundaries in the Gatorson Planning Area on the Kettle Falls
                      Ranger District, designed to locate the MA-1 in more suitable
                      habitat that better meets the needs of old growth dependent
                      species.
4         12/7/92     A site-specific adjustment of the Management Area 1
                      boundaries in the Lost Tiger/Granite Planning Area on the
                      Sullivan Lake Ranger District, designed to locate the MA-1 in
                      more suitable habitat that better meets the needs of old
                      growth dependent species.
5         1/28/93     A site-specific adjustment of the Management Area 1
                      boundaries in the Kelard Planning Area on the Republic
                      Ranger District, designed to locate the MA-1 in more suitable
                      habitat that better meets the needs of old growth dependent
                      species.
6         5/26/94     THIS AMENDMENT WAS WITHDRAWN when the
                      implementing action, the Deer timber sale EA, was withdrawn
                      on this date. A site-specific adjustment of the Management
                      Area 1 boundaries in the Deer Planning Area on the Kettle
                      Falls Ranger District, was designed to locate the MA-1 in
                      more suitable habitat to better meet the needs of old growth
                      dependent species.
RF1       5/27/94     Regional Forester's Forest Plan Amendment Number 1
                      amends Forest Plans on eastside forests by changing
                      standards to be applied to timber sales. This amendment is
                      titled Continuation of the Interim Management Direction
                      Establishing Riparian, Ecosystem, and Wildlife Standards for
                      Timber Sales; also known as "eastside screening".




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Amend-   Date      Nature of Amendment
ment
No.
7        6/17/94   A site-specific adjustment of the Management Area 1 boundaries
                   in the Whiteman Planning Area on the Sullivan Lake Ranger
                   District, designed to locate the MA-1 in more suitable habitat that
                   better meets the needs of old growth dependent species.
8        12/1/94   A designation of a communications site with existing use on
                   Bisbee Mountain, Kettle Falls Ranger District.
9        3/31/95   A site-specific adjustment of the Management Area 1 boundaries
                   in the Seldom Seen Planning Area on the Sullivan Lake Ranger
                   District, designed to locate the MA-1 in more suitable habitat that
                   better meets the needs of old growth dependent species.
10       4/26/95   A site-specific adjustment of the Management Area 1 boundaries
                   in the East Curlew Planning Area on the Republic Ranger District,
                   designed to locate the MA-1 in more suitable habitat that better
                   meets the needs of old growth dependent species.
RF2      6/12/95   Revision and clarification of Regional Forester's Forest Plan
                   Amendment #1, which revises descriptions of the structural
                   stages of Historic Ranges of Variability.
11       6/21/95   A site-specific adjustment of the Management Area 1 boundaries
                   in the Upper Ruby and Rufus Planning Area on the Newport
                   Ranger District, designed to locate the MA-1 in more suitable
                   habitat that better meets the needs of old growth dependent
                   species.
12       6/21/95   A site-specific adjustment of the Management Area 1 boundaries
                   in the Pack to Go Planning Area on the Kettle Falls Ranger
                   District, designed to locate the MA-1 in more suitable habitat that
                   better meets the needs of old growth dependent species.
13       6/21/95   A site-specific adjustment of the Management Area 1 boundaries
                   in the Exposure Snyder Planning Area on the Sullivan Lake
                   Ranger District, designed to locate the MA-1 in more suitable
                   habitat that better meets the needs of old growth dependent
                   species.
14       6/21/95   A site-specific adjustment of the Management Area 1 boundaries
                   in the Mill Planning Area on the Colville Ranger District, designed
                   to locate the MA-1 in more suitable habitat that better meets the
                   needs of old growth dependent species.
INFISH   7/31/95   Inland Native Fish Strategy adopted by Regions 1, 4 and 6 to
                   provide interim direction to protect habitat and populations of
                   resident native fish outside of anadromous fish habitat.




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Amend-   Date       Nature of Amendment
ment
No.
15       9/27/95    Site specific exception to the screening guidelines in the
                    Nancy Tie Hoobeedoo Timber Sale in unit E. Treatment
                    within the Marten Management Requirement Area #55 is
                    needed to develop the best possible habitat for pine marten
                    and ensure long term viability.
16       1/23/96    Revision of Forest Plan management direction for the Salmo
                    Priest Wilderness. Additional standards and guidelines
                    developed to maintain wilderness character and non-
                    degradation of the established area. This amendment was
                    signed jointly with the Idaho Panhandle National Forests.
17       10/23/96   Site-specific exception to the screening guidelines in the
                    North Sherman and Fritz Timber Sales EIS on the Kettle Falls
                    Ranger District to treat mature lodgepole stands for lynx
                    forage habitat. This would maintain habitat that is being lost
                    for Franklin grouse and lynx. The decision also includes an
                    adjustment of the Management Area 1 boundaries to locate
                    the MA-1 in more suitable habitat that better meets the needs
                    of old growth dependent species.
18       6/6/96     A site-specific adjustment of the Management Area 1
                    boundaries in the Wolfman Planning Area on the Sullivan
                    Lake Ranger District, designed to locate the MA-1 in more
                    suitable habitat that better meets the needs of old growth
                    dependent species.
19       5/31/96    A site-specific adjustment of the Management Area 1
                    boundaries in the Achew Planning Area/Chewelah Timber
                    Sale on the Colville Ranger District, designed to locate the
                    MA-1 in more suitable habitat that better meets the needs of
                    old growth dependent species.
20       6/19/96    A site-specific exception to the screening direction. Harvest
                    unit 9 in Eagle Rock Restoration Project on the Republic
                    Ranger District will include removal of Douglas-fir trees over
                    20 inches that are infected with dwarf mistletoe, to allow
                    development of big game thermal cover in the understory.
21       8/20/97    Designation of communications site on Ruby Mountain on
                    Newport Ranger District where an existing
                    telecommunications site is.
22       2/1/99     A site-specific exception to screening guidelines for lynx
                    habitat in lodgepole pine stands and shelterwood of stands to
                    move it into late structure on the Sheep EA on Kettle Falls
                    Ranger District.
23       7/2/97     A site-specific adjustment of the Management Area 1
                    boundaries in the Old Berry Planning Area on the Sullivan
                    Lake Ranger District, designed to locate the MA-1 in more
                    suitable habitat that better meets the needs of old growth
                    dependent species.




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Amend-   Date        Nature of Amendment
ment
No.
24       3/11/98     THIS AMENDMENT WITHDRAWN WHEN DECISION
                     REMANDED ON APPEAL. A site-specific amendment to
                     implement a Habitat Conservation Agreement in the LeClerc
                     Grizzly Bear Management Unit which makes minor changes in
                     the Plan Standards and Guidelines. This Agreement proposed
                     between Stimson Lumber Co., Fish and Wildlife Service, and
                     Colville National Forest.
RF       2/13/98     Roundtop Research Natural Area (MA4) establishment within
                     the Salmo Priest Wilderness Area which encompasses area in
                     both Idaho and Washington and on two Forests. Regional
                     Foresters from Pacific Northwest and Northern Region (for the
                     Idaho Panhandle National Forest) both signed this amendment.
                     (* RNA amendments are unnumbered amendments.)
RF       3/8/99       Halliday Fen Research Natural Area (MA4) establishment on
                     Sullivan Lake Ranger District at 724 acres.
25       Dropped     A site-specific adjustment of the Management Area 1
                     boundaries in the Deadman Planning Area on the Kettle Falls
                     Ranger District, designed to locate the MA-1 in more suitable
                     habitat that better meets the needs of old growth dependent
                     species. (THIS AMENDMENT WAS NOT INCLUDED IN THE
                     7/18/2005 RECORD OF DECISION FOR THE DEADMAN
                     PROJECT)
26       5/21/98     An amendment for temporary use of Graves Mountain as
                     communication site for the Air Force Survival School exercise
                     JREx98 from May 20 to June 15, 1998.
RF       8/10/2008   Bunchgrass Meadows Research Natural Area establishment,
                     moving it from “proposed” in Forest Plan to “established.” Minor
                     boundary adjustments (Management Area 4) are also included.
                     Regional Forester signed this amendment.
27       6/11/2003   A site-specific adjustment of the Management Area 1
                     boundaries in the Gardin-Taco planning area on the Newport
                     Ranger District, designed to locate the MA-1 in more suitable
                     habitat that better meets the needs of old growth dependent
                     species.
RF       10/11/05    Pacific Northwest Region Invasive Plant Program Record of
                     Decision. Added invasive plant management direction to all
                     Forest Plans in Region 6.
28       2/28/06     Site-specific amendment to change Visual Quality Objective
                     from Retention to Restoration for the Growden Dam Project
                     Area.
29       2/2/07      Site-specific amendment to Change MA-1 boundary in Conger
                     project area.




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30   10/05/07   Site-specific Forest Plan amendment that provides winter
                season road use for the Air Force Survival School in MA-6 & 8
                in the Parker Lake Closure area. The Survival School (but not
                the general public) would be allowed unrestricted use during the
                scheduled winter range closure of December 1 – March 31 on
                roads in one of the three major drainages (on a rotating basis)
                in the Parker Lake Closure area. They may have minor
                motorized use in the Parker Lake Closure area in a separate
                drainage for a short duration (two to four weeks). One other
                drainage in the Parker Lake Closure area would not have
                motorized use in the winter range allocation during the same
                winter. The area allocated as winter range in Sections 21 and
                22, T35N, R43E, W.M. may not be used for motorized use
                during the late-winter period (February 1 – March 31).
31   4/10/08    Programmatic amendment to clarify management direction to
                allow motor vehicle use only on designated roads, trails, and
                areas. (see link titled “Forest Plan Amendment #31)
32   Proposed   Site-specific amendment to adjust Management Area 8 in the
                North Fork Sanpoil drainage.




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