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.

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- 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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Comment Period
08/12/2015
Expected: 03/2016 03/2016 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
Dilman Meadow Pond Maintenance
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
01/11/2016
Expected: 04/2016 07/2016 Lauren DuRocher
509-852-1049
lmdurocher@fs.fed.us
Description: In 2001, several open water areas were created within the Dilman meadow complex to provide suitable habitat to relocate an Oregon spotted from population from habitat below Wicki-up. The project would maintain those open water areas.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48225
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 4, T22S, R9E Dilman Meadow is located in Deschutes County, approximately 1.5 miles northwest of Wickiup Dam, in the NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 4, T22S, R9E.
Drink Fuels Management Project
CE
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2016
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 Beth Peer
541-383-4769
bpeer@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
- Special use management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/26/2015
Expected: 04/2016 05/2016 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
Fall River Restoration
CE
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/11/2016
Expected: 04/2016 06/2016 Lauren DuRocher
541-383-4721
lmdurocher@fs.fed.us
Description: Recreational use along Fall River has resulted in degraded riparian vegetation and soil stability. The restoration project proposes to utilize placement of downed wood, rocks, and boulders to discourage off-trail use and define foot traffic patterns.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48231
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - T 21S, R09 E, Sections 1,2,10,11 Fall River near the Fall River Campground; T 21S, R09 E, Sections 1,2,10,11
Flat Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management
Analysis Completed Expected: 01/2016
Actual: 01/21/2016
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.
Katati Basin Moonwort Habitat Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
01/11/2016
Expected: 04/2016 06/2016 Lauren DuRocher
541-383-4721
lmdurocher@fs.fed.us
Description: The project would remove lodgepole pine at 3 sites each about 1 acre at Katati Basin to create better moonwort habitat.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48229
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Not Applicable Katati Basin in the area near Hwy31.
Kew Vegetation Management
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/17/2015
Est. Comment Period
10/2016
Expected: 06/2017 10/2020 Beth Peer
541-383-4769
bpeer@fs.fed.us
Description: Project includes about 6,500 acres of commercial harvest and fuels reduction for the purpose of restoring stand structure and composition, resilience through increased vigor and fire hazard reduction. Predominantly 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 - Township 18 South, Range 10 East, Sections 25, 26, 27, 34, 35, 36; Township 19 South, Range 10 East Sections 1-3, 9-16, 22-24, 26, 27, 34, 35. Willamette Meridian West of Bend, Oregon and the Deschutes River, bordered on the north by the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway.
Lex Vegetation Management
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/25/2015
Est. Comment Period
05/2016
Expected: 09/2016 11/2016 Anne Trapanese
541-383-4028
atrapanese@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.
Midstate Substation to State Rec Transmission Line
EA
- 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
Recreation Residence Cabin Rebuild
CE
- Facility management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/03/2014
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 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 2016
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/29/2015
Expected: 03/2016 03/2016 Richard Wesseler
541-383-4722
rwesseler@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-Issuance of SUP for: Central Oregon River Adventures, Wanderlust Tours, Central Oregon Community College, Lobo's Motorcycle Club, Central Oregon Masters Aquatics, Bend Bowman, Lay it Out Events, Lois Fox Endurance Ride
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Not Applicable Many locations across the Bend/Ft. Rock Ranger District
Shield Insect and Disease Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/05/2015
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
- 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
Upper Deschutes River Fuels Reduction HFRA
EA
- 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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
Comment Period
12/14/2015
Expected: 03/2016 05/2017 Lauren DuRocher
541-383-4721
lmdurocher@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 and 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.
Welcome Station Paved Path Undercrossing and Reroute Project
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/18/2015
Est. Comment Period
01/2016
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 Lauren DuRocher
509-852-1049
lmdurocher@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 1 mile west.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47482
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
- Special area management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/29/2015
Expected: 09/2016
Actual: 07/20/2015
09/2016 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.
Crescent Creek Wild and Scenic River Management Plan
EA
- Special area management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/15/2015
Est. Comment Period
04/2016
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 that designation. Plan will outline Outstanding Remarkable Values and how to maintain them into the future.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47575
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 Lake Shoreline Erosion
CE
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/02/2014
Expected: 02/2016 08/2016 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)
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Comment Period
09/03/2014
Expected: 02/2016 07/2016 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
Odell Lake Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project
CE
- Fuels management Analysis Completed Expected: 01/2016
Actual: 01/21/2016
05/2016 Michelle King
541-433-3216
mdking02@fs.fed.us
Description: Remove fuels around Odell Lake including thinning, pruning, removal of ground fules and chipping material in proximity to recreational residences.
Location: UNIT - Crescent Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - Not Applicable Odell Lake
Ringo
EIS
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
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.
Deschutes National Forest, Sisters Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Green Ridge Landscape Restoration
EA
- Road management
- Forest products
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2016
Expected: 03/2017 09/2017 Michael Keown
541-549-7735
mkeown@fs.fed.us
Description: The project would maintain and restore forest conditions closer to the historic range of variability and contribute to the restoration of ecosystem process and function in the planning area. Timber products are an outcome of restoration activities.
Location: UNIT - Sisters Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project area is located about 13 air miles north of Sisters, Oregon.
Green Ridge Raptor Count Citizen Science
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/09/2015
Expected: 03/2016 06/2016 Monty Gregg
541-549-7724
mgregg@fs.fed.us
Description: The project would provide facilities such as parking, trail access, and a defined birding area to support the annual fall raptor migration bird count on Green Ridge.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48404
Location: UNIT - Sisters Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project is located in T12S, R01E, section 12.
Melvin Butte Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/26/2014
Est. Comment Period
01/2016
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 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.
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This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.