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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- Deschutes National Forest, Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District
- Deschutes National Forest, Crescent Ranger District
- Deschutes National Forest, Sisters Ranger District


Deschutes National Forest, Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Benham Falls Area Trail Restoration
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/06/2016
Expected: 11/2016 06/2017 Marvin Lang
541-383-4793
melang@fs.fed.us
Description: Restore and rehabilitate trails at Benham Falls to address drainage, vegetation, and tread width issues.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49022
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - T 19S, R 11 E, Section 9 Benham Falls
Caretaker Cabin Permit Issuance for a New Term
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/15/2016
Expected: 11/2016 11/2016 Lisa Dilley
541-383-4025
lldilley@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuance of a new authorization for a new term of the special use permit for the City of Bend Caretaker Cabin and various other service buildings near Tumalo Falls and a garage storage building near Skyliner Road.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50125
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Not Applicable T.18S, R.10E., Section 7 & T.18S, R11E., Section 27. Near Tumalo Falls and Skyliner Road
Devil's Lake Trail Reroute
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/19/2016
Expected: 11/2016 06/2017 Lauren DuRocher
509-852-1049
lmdurocher@fs.fed.us
Description: Reroute South Sister Climber Trail section from Devil's Lake Trailhead to use the existing undercrossing with the Elk's Devil Lake Trail. This will replace the surface crossing on the Cascade Lake Highway.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49620
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Not Applicable Located at trails leaving Devil's Lake Trailhead on the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway west of Bend, Oregon.
Dilman Meadow Pond Maintenance
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
01/11/2016
Expected: 11/2016 12/2016 Beth Peer
541-383-4769
bpeer@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 Meadow Restoration Project
CE
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/28/2016
Expected: 06/2016 06/2016 Beth Peer
541-383-4769
bpeer@fs.fed.us
Description: Treatments are aimed reducing conifer encroachment in and around the edges of meadows by removing small trees.
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.
Four Rivers Vector Control Permit Re-issuance
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2016
Expected: 12/2016 01/2017 Lisa Dilley
541-383-4025
lldilley@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a new authorization for a new term for the existing authorized treatment of mosquitoes through TPA registered bacterial pesticide. BTL is a microbial larvicide attacking the larvai before they emerge as adult mosquitos. April 1st - Sept. 15.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49782
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Not Applicable T. 19 S., R 11 E., Sections 1-20, 29 & 31; T 20 S., R 10 E, Sectiona 2, 26, & 35; T 20 S, R 11 E, Sections 6 & 18, WM
Kew Vegetation Management
EA
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/17/2015
Est. Comment Period
12/2016
Expected: 08/2017 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
01/2017
Expected: 07/2017 07/2017 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 Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2016
Expected: 05/2017 08/2017 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46803
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
Mt. Bachelor: Warm Up Loop Trail Start Up Area
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/05/2016
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 Richard Wesseler
541-383-4792
rwesseler@fs.fed.us
Description: Create a new race start area on Warm Up Loop trail east of the Nordic Lodge. This area will be easily accessed from the parking lot and the Nordic Center.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49848
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Not Applicable Located at Mt. Bachelor on the Bend-Fort Rock Ranger District of the Deschutes National Forest.
Phil's Trail System Adjustments
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/15/2016
Expected: 10/2016 10/2016 Lauren DuRocher
509-852-1049
lmdurocher@fs.fed.us
Description: Project would add small sections of trail to the FS trail system and obliterate sections of user created trail in the Phil's Trail area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49622
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Not Applicable Trails are part of Phil's Trail System, located just south of Skyliner Road(FS RD 4601.
Recreation Residence Cabin Rebuild
CE
- Facility management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/03/2014
Expected: 04/2017 05/2017 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
- Special use management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/29/2015
Expected: 12/2016 12/2016 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
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47859
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Not Applicable Many locations across the Bend/Ft. Rock Ranger District
Tumalo Overflow Parking Trail Connection
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2016
Expected: 01/2017 05/2017 Scott McBride
928-402-6231
semcbride@fs.fed.us
Description: Build approximately 1/4 to 1/2 mile of trail to bike standards to connect overflow parking at Tumalo to the main trail.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49666
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Not Applicable Tumalo Fall Trailhead, west of Bend, Oregon
Deschutes National Forest, Crescent Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2016 Midstate Electric Upgrades at Odell and Crescent Lakes
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/16/2016
Expected: 11/2016 11/2016 Meria Page
541-433-3230
mpage01@fs.fed.us
Description: The Crescent Ranger District is considering Midstate Electric Cooperative Inc. (MEC) request to upgrade its buried electrical lines and replace vaults near Odell and Crescent Lakes to improve service.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49545
Location: UNIT - Crescent Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - Not Applicable Klamath County, OR T23S, R06E, Sections 8,14,15, and 25; T24S, R06E Section 11, Willamette Meridian.
2016 Shelter Cove Resort Small projects
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/02/2016
Expected: 10/2016 10/2016 Katherine Smith
541-416-6405
ksmith02@fs.fed.us
Description: The Crescent Ranger District is considering Shelter Cove Resort's proposal to upgrade some existing infrastructure and install associated improvements to their facilities.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50170
Location: UNIT - Crescent Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - Not Applicable Klamath County, Oregon Legal is Township 23S, Range 6E, Sections 17 and 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
12/2016
Expected: 05/2017 07/2017 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.
Ringo
EIS
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
05/12/2015
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
01/2017
Expected: 09/2017 11/2017 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
- Fuels management
- Road management
- Forest products
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2016
Expected: 09/2017 05/2018 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.
Melvin Butte Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period
01/08/2016
Expected: 10/2016 05/2017 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.
Mt. Jefferson and Mt. Washington Wilderness Trails Project
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Comment Period
04/17/2016
Expected: 01/2017 04/2017 Jason Fisher
541-480-6423
jrfisher@fs.fed.us
Description: The project would decommission 16 miles of trails and change the Trail Class on 16 miles of trails in the Mt. Jefferson and Mt. Washington Wilderness areas. This action is needed to maintain the Wilderness Resource Spectrum.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49316
Location: UNIT - Sisters Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project is located about 12 miles west and northwest of the city of Sisters, Oregon.
Whychus Watershed Road Closure and Decommissioning Project
EA
- Road management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/01/2016
Est. Comment Period
12/2016
Expected: 05/2017 07/2017 Julie York
541-549-7709
jsyork@fs.fed.us
Description: The project would close and decommission roads as part of meeting the objectives in the Whychus Creek Watershed Aquatic Habitat Restoration Action Plan. About 14 miles of road would be closed and about 39 miles of road would be decommissioned.
Location: UNIT - Sisters Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project area is about 5 miles southwest of the city of Sisters, Oregon.
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