Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.

Report Contents (click to jump to a section):
- R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Regionwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Region)
- Deschutes National Forest, Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District
- Deschutes National Forest, Crescent Ranger District
- Deschutes National Forest, Sisters Ranger District


R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Regionwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Region)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Aquatic Invasive Species order
EA

   *NEW LISTING*

   *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Comment Period
08/12/2015
Expected: 11/2015 01/2016 James Capurso
208-557-5780
jcapurso@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of this order is to prevent the spread or introduction of aquatic invasive plant or animal species on all Forests in R6. Public involvement is targeted for the Umatilla, Willamette, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie, Gifford Pinchot, and Colville NFs.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47350
Location: UNIT - R6 - Pacific Northwest Region All Units. STATE - Oregon, Washington. COUNTY - Baker, Benton, Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Coos, Crook, Curry, Deschutes, Douglas, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Hood River, Jackson, Jefferson, Josephine, Klamath, Lake, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Malheur, Marion, Morrow, Multnomah, Polk, Sherman, Tillamook, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wasco, Washington, Wheeler, Yamhill, Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Clallam, Clark, Columbia, Cowlitz, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lewis, Lincoln, Mason, Okanogan, Pacific, Pend Oreille, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Skamania, Snohomish, Spokane, Stevens, Thurston, Wahkiakum, Walla Walla, Whatcom, Whitman, Yakima. LEGAL - Not Applicable Order will apply to all Forests in Region 6, however targeted scoping is with the Umatilla, Gifford Pinchot, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie, Willamette and Colville NFs public scoping lists.
Deschutes National Forest, Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Drink Fuels Management Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2015
Expected: 03/2017 09/2017 Christy McDevitt
541-383-4012
cmcdevitt@fs.fed.us
Description: Treatments are aimed at establishing open sites for rapid access and aerial delivery of fire fighters and supplies as well as safety zones and escape routes to reduce the potential for large fires. Project will evaluate meadow sites and beetle kill.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45694
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - T17S R19E Sec. 31,32,33,34,35,36; T17S R10E Sec. 31; T18S R9E Sec. 1,2,3, 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28; T18S R10E Sec. 5,6,7,8,17,18,19,20,30 The Drink planning area is roughly bounded on the north by the 4061370 and 4601 roads, on the south the project abuts Cascade Lakes Highway. To the west lies the Three Sisters Wilderness.
Elk Lake Small Projects
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 09/2015 09/2015 Richard Wesseler
541-383-4722
rwesseler@fs.fed.us
Description: This project consists of four small projects on recreational residences at Elk Lake.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47156
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Township 18S, Range 8E, Sec 32 Elk Lake
Flat Vegetation Management Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period
07/13/2015
Expected: 01/2016 05/2016 Anne Trapanese
541-383-4028
atrapanese@fs.fed.us
Description: Thinning in ponderosa pine, overstory removal in lodgepole, precommercial thinning and fuel treatments to maintain and restore forest health to increase stand productivity, reduce threat of large scale wildfire, and contribute wood products
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43289
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes, Klamath, Lake. LEGAL - Not Applicable Approximately 2 miles east of LaPine, Oregon and 30 miles south of Bend, Oregon.
Junction Vegetation Management Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Analysis Completed Expected: 06/2015
Actual: 06/30/2015
06/2015 Beth Peer
541-383-4769
bpeer@fs.fed.us
Description: Commercial thinning, small tree thinning, salvage and overstory removal treatments on about 16,000 acres to help improve forest health and resiliency, contribute forest products, and to reduce fuels. About 70% lodgepole pine, 30% ponderosa pine.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32816
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - T19S, R9E, Sections 25 and 36; T19S, R10E, Sections 28-33; T20S, R9E, Sec 1, 12, 13, 24, 25, 36; T20S, R10E Sec 4-11, 14-23, 27-33. North boundary is 4140 and 520 Roads; South boundary is just south of 42 Road; East boundary follows 45-500 and 42; Boundary on west follows 4232 and 45-400
Kew Vegetation Management
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 03/2017 10/2020 Beth Peer
541-383-4769
bpeer@fs.fed.us
Description: Project includes about 7,000 acres of commercial harvest and fuels reduction for the purpose of restoring stand structure and composition, resilience through increased vigor and fuels reduction. Ponderosa pine and mixed conifer stand types.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47326
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Not Applicable West of Bend, Oregon and the Deschutes River, bordered on the north by the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway.
Lex Vegetation Management
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/25/2015
Est. Comment Period
05/2016
Expected: 09/2016 11/2016 Christy McDevitt
541-383-4012
cmcdevitt@fs.fed.us
Description: Treat roughly 6,500 acres of lodgeopole and mixed conifer forests to restore historic species composition, structure, and process. Treatments would include fuels reduction and prescribed burning.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47203
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - T18S R9E sections 25, 26, 27, 34, 35, 36; T18S R10E sections 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34; T19S R9E sections 1, 2, 11, 12, 13; and T19S R10E sections 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 16, 18, and 19 The project lies roughly 10 miles west of the City of Bend east of FS road 45 and south of Cascade Lakes Highway.
Meissner Nordic Trail Reroute
CE

   *NEW LISTING*

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management Analysis Completed Expected: 08/2015
Actual: 08/21/2015
09/2015 Amy Tinderholt
541-383-4708
atinderholt@fs.fed.us
Description: This project would relocate the existing nordic trail with a new trail, 460 feet long, further away from the snopark in order to avoid snowplow blast of snow, gravel and other impacts on the trail.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46747
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - T 18S R 10E, Section 28, SE 1/4 Meissner Snopark is located on FS4614 just off of the Cascade Lakes Highway 372 about 12 miles southwest of Bend, Oregon
Midstate Substation to State Rec Transmission Line
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Lisa Dilley
541-383-4025
lldilley@fs.fed.us
Description: Midstate is proposing to install approximately 8 miles of overhead transmission line from the BPA Substation to the State Rec Substation. The line will mostly parallel the BPA Transmission line on the east side.
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Not Applicable Township 21 South, Range 11East, Sections 8, 9, 16, 20, 29, &32; Township 22 South, Range 11East, Sections 5, 8, 27, 18 & 29 W.M
Mountain Top PCT and Research Project
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Research
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Analysis Completed Expected: 08/2015
Actual: 07/23/2015
10/2015 James Summers
541-383-4778
jasummers@fs.fed.us
Description: The project would non-commercially thin two treatment units totaling 68 acres and masticating the created fuels. The project would provide research study sites for the Intermountain Forest Tree Nutrition Cooperative.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46752
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - T 21s R 8E, Sections 19, 20, 29, 30 The project tis located about 29 miles SW of Bend between Wickiup and Crane Prairie Reservoirs.
Mrazek Trail Reroute (Post Two Bulls)
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management Analysis Completed Expected: 08/2015
Actual: 07/23/2015
09/2015 Amy Tinderholt
541-383-4708
atinderholt@fs.fed.us
Description: The project would reroute the Mrazk Mountain Bike trail utilizing about 400 feet of user created route and obliterating about 300 feet of user created route.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46751
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Mzark Trail is located just west of the City Of Bend near Shevlin Park.
Mt. Bachelor Power Line Special Use Permit Re-issuance
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/08/2015
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 Richard Wesseler
541-383-4722
rwesseler@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to issue a new authorization to Mt. Bachelor LLC for an existing power line and appurtenances.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46419
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - T. 18 S., R. 9-11 E. Power line parallels Cascade Lakes Highway between Bend and Mt. Bachelor.
Mt. Bachelor Small Projects
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/15/2015
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 Richard Wesseler
541-383-4722
rwesseler@fs.fed.us
Description: Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort is proposing four small projects to improve trail conditions.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47146
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Township 18S, Range 9E, Sec 20 Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort
Prescribed Fire in the Wilderness
EA

   *NEW LISTING*

   *UPDATED*
- Fuels management
- Special area management
Cancelled N/A N/A Rod Bonacker
541-383-4761
rbonacker@fs.fed.us
Description: The project would use prescribed fire in and adjacent to the Three Sisters Wilderness area to modify vegetation and fuels to reduce the threats to values at risk outside of Wilderness to allow fire to play a more natural role within the Wilderness
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43473
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Township 18S, Range 8E Three Sisters Wilderness between Todd Lake and Cascade Lakes Highway
Qwest dba CenturyLink Foundation Repair-Antelope Communications Site
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 06/2015
Actual: 06/29/2015
09/2015 Lisa Dilley
541-383-4025
lldilley@fs.fed.us
Description: Qwest is proposing to repair and upgrade the existing tower foundation at their facility located at Antelope Communications Site.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46905
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Not Applicable Deschutes National Forest, Deschutes County, State of Oregon in NW1/4 Section 25, T. 20 S. R. 15 E., Willamette Meridian at approximately Latitude 43° 48%u2019 40%u201D North, Longitude 120° 52%u2019 47%u201D West
Recreation Residence Cabin Rebuild
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Facility management On Hold N/A N/A Richard Wesseler
541-383-4792
rwesseler@fs.fed.us
Description: Remove existing recreation residence cabin at Elk Lake and rebuild the foundation and cabin in the same location and footprint. Special User Permit is for the use of the land for this private-owned improvement.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45733
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - T. 18 S., R. 8 E., Section 29 Elk Lake, NW Corner, Tract J, Lot 10, located behind the Guard Station
Recreation Special Use Permit Re-issuance 2015
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 09/2015 09/2015 Richard Wesseler
541-383-4722
rwesseler@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-issuances of existing special use permits for recreation events and outfitter/guides. BMC Total Care road bike race, Sunnyside Sports mountain bike race and Central Oregon Adventures snowmobile tours and rentals.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47142
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Not Applicable Various locations across the Bend/Ft. Rock Ranger District
Recreation Special Use Permits Reissuances 2014
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2015
Actual: 07/08/2015
08/2015 Richard Wesseler
541-383-4722
rwesseler@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to reissue multiple expired Special Use permits issued for a variety of recreation events, and outfitter/guide services, on the Deschutes National Forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43855
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Not Applicable Across the Deschutes National Forest
Shield Insect and Disease Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*

   *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2015
Expected: 02/2016 06/2016 Anne Trapanese
541-383-4028
atrapanese@fs.fed.us
Description: The goal of this project is to reduce the spread of insects and disease in developed recreation sites in the Newberry Caldera, and provide safe egress in the event of a fire.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47385
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Not Applicable Newberry National Volcanic Monument - Caldera Zone
Stearns Meter Station Upgrades
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2016
Expected: 04/2016 05/2016 Lisa Dilley
541-383-4025
lldilley@fs.fed.us
Description: CNGC is proposing to expand the existing fenced site from 18'X26' to 56' X 56' and install additional facilities. CNGC is also proposing to clear brush and trees 10' around the proposed fenced perimeter.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46806
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Not Applicable T. 20 S., R 11 E., Section 3-located along the TransCanada Gas Pipeline
Swampy Shelter Relocation
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/21/2015
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 Amy Tinderholt
541-383-4708
atinderholt@fs.fed.us
Description: Swampy shelter is aging and in poor repair with steep and difficult access through the front door. The project would reconstruct the shelter and relocate it the better serve the needs off the recreating public.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46748
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - T18S R10E Sec 18 The project area is about 10 miles west of the City of Bend in the Inventoried Roadless Area. The shelter is accessed by trail from Swampy Snopark.
TDS Fiber Optic Line Installation VZW
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 Lisa Dilley
541-383-4025
lldilley@fs.fed.us
Description: TDS is proposing to install a buried fiber optic line in a 2" conduit to connect the Verizon Wireless (VZW)Facility to an existing fiber optic line at Spring River Communications Site. (Approximately 165' of line).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46802
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Not Applicable Deschutes National Forest, Deschutes County, State of Oregon in NW ¼ Section 2, T. 20S. R. 10 E., Willamette Meridian at approximately Latitude 43° 52%u2019 20%u201D North, Longitude 121° 30%u2019 19%u201D West
Upper Deschutes Riparian Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/10/2015
Expected: 08/2015 10/2015 Thomas Walker
541-383-4787
tawalker@fs.fed.us
Description: Along Deschutes River near Tetherow Boat Ramp and Benham Falls Day Use Area: User-created roads and trails created by motor vehicles will be de-compacted through subsoiling; vegetation planted (upland shrubs and grasses); plus streambank restored.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45683
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Not Applicable Between Tetherow Boat Ramp and LaPine State Park about 15 miles southwest of Bend, Oregon.
Upper Deschutes River Fuels Reduction HFRA
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Fuels management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/10/2015
Est. Comment Period
02/2016
Expected: 04/2016 07/2016 Alexander Enna
541-383-4732
aenna@fs.fed.us
Description: Ladder fuel reduction, commercial thinning, shrub mowing, and prescribed burning totaling about 1200 acres, within the wildland-urban interface of several small communities in the Upper Deschutes River area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45297
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - T18S R11E, T19S R11E, T20S R9E, T20S R10E, T20S R11E, T21S R9E, T21S R10E, T21S R11E, T33S R9E, T22S R11E. Various sections in these townships, call for map or full legal description. Southwest of Bend in the following subdivisions: Ponderosa Pines Estates; Haner Park Access; UDRC WUI.
Ursus Vegetation Management Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/02/2013
Est. Comment Period
05/2015
Expected: 12/2015 05/2016 Christy McDevitt
541-383-4012
cmcdevitt@fs.fed.us
Description: About 4,000 acres of lodgepole pine and mixed conifer forest treated with salvage harvest, regeneration harvest, and fuels reduction. Located between a large expanse of Roadless & Wilderness to west and privately-held forest to the east.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43245
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Not Applicable about 11 miles west of Bend, Oregon. This project is part of the Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project landscape.
Vista Towers Communications Facility at Sugar Pine Butte
CE

   *NEW LISTING*

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2015
Actual: 08/21/2015
07/2015 Lisa Dilley
541-383-4025
lldilley@fs.fed.us
Description: Vista Towers LLC, the awarded applicant of the October 2014 Prospectus, is proposing to replace the existing Forest Service Owned Tower with a holder owned facility which includes one 100' tower, two communications shelters, propane tank & generator.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47048
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Not Applicable Sugar Pine Butte Communications Site, Bend-Ft. Rock Ranger District, Deschutes National Forest, Deschutes County,Oregon in NE ¼ of Section 24, T. 20 S. R. 11 E., Willamette M
Welcome Station Paved Path Undercrossing and Reroute Project
EA

   *NEW LISTING*

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2015
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 Amy Tinderholt
541-383-4708
atinderholt@fs.fed.us
Description: The project would alter the design of the Welcome Station paved path rerouting the trail to cross the Cascade Lakes Highway with an undercrossing near the new trailhead location and continue on the northwest side of the highway about 3/4 mile west.
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - T18S, R11E, Sections 14, 15 West of Bend, Oregon paralleling the Cascade Lake Highway (Hwy 46). The trail connects the Bend Park and Recreation District Haul Road trail to the new Welcome Station Visitor Center.
Deschutes National Forest, Crescent Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2015 Recreation Residence Projects-Odell Lake
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special area management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/29/2015
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 Meria Page
541-433-3230
mpage01@fs.fed.us
Description: Odell Lake recreation residents submitted applications for various repairs and alterations to their privately owned structures to ensure safety, accessibility and compliance with regulations.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47046
Location: UNIT - Crescent Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - Not Applicable Various recreation residences around Odell Lake. T23S, R06E, Sections 7, 9, 15, 18, Willamette Meridian.
2015 Recreation Residences Projects- Crescent Lake
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special area management Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2015
Actual: 07/20/2015
07/2015 Meria Page
541-433-3230
mpage01@fs.fed.us
Description: Crescent Lake recreation residents submitted applications for various repairs and alterations to their privately owned structures to ensure safety, accessibility and compliance with regulations.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47038
Location: UNIT - Crescent Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - Not Applicable In the recreation Residences tract around Crescent Lake. T 24S, R06E, Sections 14, 15, 16, and 21, Willamette Meridian
Crescent Creek Wild and Scenic River Management Plan
EA

   *NEW LISTING*

   *UPDATED*
- Special area management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2015
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 Michelle King
541-433-3216
mdking02@fs.fed.us
Description: In 1988, the US Congress designated Crescent Creek as a Wild and Scenic River (WSR). This is the proposed management plan associated with
Location: UNIT - Crescent Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - Not Applicable WSR designation begins approximately at the Crescent Lake Dam and continues for ten river miles until approximately the Crescent Lake Campground.
Crescent Creek Wild and Scenic River plan
EA
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Michelle King
541-433-3200 x 3216
mdking02@fs.fed.us
Description: Resource assessment has been completed. Preparation of management plan and environmental assessment for protection of outstandingly remarkable values on Crescent Creek. Will involve a Forest Plan Amendment.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=25205
Location: UNIT - Crescent Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - T24S, R07E, Sections 14, 15, and 21 Crescent Creek from Crescent Lake to Black Rock
Crescent Lake Shoreline Erosion
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/02/2014
Expected: 10/2015 10/2015 Kyle Wright
541-433-3262
kylewright@fs.fed.us
Description: Design of erosion control structure for use along the recreation residence tract at Crescent Lake to reduce the recreation and natural resource impacts of large fluctuations (20 feet)in water level.
Location: UNIT - Crescent Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - T24S, R6E, S14, 15, 16 & 21; Willamette Meridian Crescent Lake Recreation Residence Tract Shoreline
Marsh
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Recreation management
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Comment Period
09/03/2014
Expected: 09/2015 10/2015 Joseph Bowles
541-433-3209
jkbowles@fs.fed.us
Description: Ecosystem Services based-project designed to maintain and enhance a set of values unique to the planning area, including hunting and recreation opportunities, wildlife and botanical resources, water quality, and scenic views.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40231
Location: UNIT - Crescent Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - T24,25,26S R6,6.5,7E Southwest portion of the Crescent Ranger District, including both upland and Marsh areas of the watershed
Ringo
EIS

   *UPDATED*
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
05/12/2015
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
05/2016
Expected: 02/2017 05/2017 Michelle King
541-433-3216
mdking02@fs.fed.us
Description: To continue to provide values and services in the Ringo project area, the Forest Service proposes to reduce tree density and surface fuels in order to restore and maintain a resilient, fire-adapted ecosystem.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46900
Location: UNIT - Crescent Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - Not Applicable 30,000 acres south of Wickiup Reservoir, encompassing Ringo Butte and Odell Butte, and directly west of the Forest Service boundary with private land.
Shelter Cove Resort Improvement Project
EA
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Robert Gentry
541-433-3205
rgentry@fs.fed.us
Description: Shelter Cove Resort requested an amendment to their FS Special Uses permit to authorize construction and year round operation of additional facilities (restaurant/lounge, a second lodge building, and a new septic system) within their permit area.
Location: UNIT - Crescent Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - Township 23S, Range 6E, Section 17, Willamette Meridian Crescent Ranger District, southwest side of Odell Lake off Forest Service Road 5810530
Shelter Cove Resort Permit Renewal
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2015
Actual: 07/01/2015
07/2015 Michelle King
541-433-3216
mdking02@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service plans to issue a new 30 year permit for the potential new owners of Shelter Cove Resort. Permit issuance includes no changes or additions to the existing permit.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46590
Location: UNIT - Crescent Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - Township 23S, Range 6 E, Section 17, 18, Willamette Meridian Shelter Cove Resort is located along the western bank of northern Odell Lake. The Resort can be accessed off of OR Highway 58.
Shelter Cove Resort and Marina Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/17/2015
Expected: 05/2015 06/2015 Katherine Smith
541-416-6405
ksmith02@fs.fed.us
Description: Renew Special Use Permit for Shelter Cove Resort. Renewal is for new owners and length of permit will be 30 years. No new or additional activities or improvements are permitted under this renewal.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46805
Location: UNIT - Crescent Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - Not Applicable T23S, R06E, Sections 17 and 18 Willamette Meridian. On the west end of Odell Lake on the Crescent Ranger District.
Deschutes National Forest, Sisters Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
CEC Suttle-Sherman Line Replacement Project
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/15/2015
Expected: 07/2015 09/2015 Lisa Dilley
541-383-4025
lldilley@fs.fed.us
Description: Central Electric Cooperative Inc. is proposing to install 6 vaults and 1.3 miles of buried distribution powerline to replace an existing deteriorating line along SW Suttle Sherman Road.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46961
Location: UNIT - Sisters Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Not Applicable The proposed location of this project is in T. 13 S., R.8 E., Section 24 and T. 13 S., R 9 E., Section 19 W.M, along the Suttle-Sherman Road
Century Link Wagon Wheel Road Fiber Installation
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 09/2015 11/2015 Lisa Dilley
541-383-4025
lldilley@fs.fed.us
Description: The project would install about 3,000 ft. of 2" conduit adjacent to the existing buried cables within Wagon Wheel Road.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46530
Location: UNIT - Sisters Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Not Applicable T15S; R10E; section 5. W.M.
Chush Falls Trailhead Relocation
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Comment Period
04/29/2014
Expected: 09/2015 06/2016 Amy Racki
541-549-7730
aracki@fs.fed.us
Description: The project would relocate the Chush Falls trailhead to protect Wilderness and Wild and Scenic river values.About 1 mile of road would be decommissioned and about 1.4 miles of road would be closed.About 2.3 miles of road would be converted to trails.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44419
Location: UNIT - Sisters Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Not Applicable T.16S; R09E; sections 15, 16,20, 21,28 and 29. The trailhead is located just outside the Three Sisters Wilderness.
Indian Ford Creek Restoration Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Analysis Completed Expected: 08/2015
Actual: 07/10/2015
10/2015 Nate Dachtler
541-549-7725
ndachtler@fs.fed.us
Description: The project would restore fish passage to Indian Ford Creek by addressing the last remaining artificial barriers. It will improve habitat conditions by reducing dispersed camping impacts, thinning conifers and restoring hydrologic function.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43733
Location: UNIT - Sisters Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - T14S, R09E, Sections 11, 13, 14, 15 and T14S, R10E, Sections 16, 17, and 21. Lower Indian Ford Creek subwatershed and extends from Glaze Meadow to the east end of the Indian Ford Grazing Allotment.
Melvin Butte Vegetation Management Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/26/2014
Est. Comment Period
08/2015
Expected: 11/2015 05/2016 William Munro
541-549-7711
wmunro@fs.fed.us
Description: Maintain and restore resiliency and forest health in stands that provide habitat for interior wildlife species and present a potential risk of large scale wildfires in the Melvin Butte area. The project would generate about 5 MMBF of timber.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44107
Location: UNIT - Sisters Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project area is about 10 air miles south of Sisters, Oregon. T16S, R09E and T17S, R09E.
Metolius Windigo Trail Reconstruction
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/22/2015
Expected: 07/2015 09/2015 Amy Racki
541-549-7730
aracki@fs.fed.us
Description: The project would reroute about 1,000 feet of trail to ensure visitor safety and address resource concerns. The 2012 Pole Creek fire created a boggy section of trail which is unsafe for visitor travel.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46560
Location: UNIT - Sisters Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Not Applicable T16S; R09E; sections 2, 3, 10, and 11. The project is near Forest Road 1514 and the Metolious Windigo trail junction.
Tollgate Fiber Optic Line Replacement
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special area management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 08/2015 10/2015 Lisa Dilley
541-383-4025
lldilley@fs.fed.us
Description: The project would replace deteriorating fiber optic line with a 72 count fiber optic line inside of a 2" conduit. Seven vaults would be installed about every 1,500 feet.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46531
Location: UNIT - Sisters Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project is located along Forest Road 600 and the Tollgate road. T15S; R09E; sections 5 and 25 and T15S;R10E; sections 31 and 32. W.M.
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