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: 10/2016 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
COAA Moon Mountain Weather Station
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2016
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 Lisa Dilley
541-383-4025
lldilley@fs.fed.us
Description: COAA is proposing to install an automated meteorological station on Moon Mountain. The weather station will transmit data in real time via satellite modem. Data will be available to the public
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49786
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Not Applicable Moon Mountain (Lat. 44 .051 Long -121.6693)
Devil's Lake Trail Reroute
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2016
Expected: 10/2016 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: 09/2016 09/2016 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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
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.
Elk Lake Small Projects
CE
- Special use management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/26/2015
Expected: 08/2016 10/2016 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
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/11/2016
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 Beth Peer
541-383-4769
bpeer@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
Four Rivers Vector Control Permit Re-issuance
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2016
Expected: 11/2016 12/2016 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
- Fuels management
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- 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
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/25/2015
Est. Comment Period
08/2016
Expected: 12/2016 12/2016 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 Paulina Lake Buried Line
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2016
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 Lisa Dilley
541-383-4025
lldilley@fs.fed.us
Description: MEC is proposing to bury an overhead powerline to a recreation residence at Paulina Lake.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49778
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Not Applicable Near Paulina Lake in T 21 S., R 12 E., SW1/4 of Section 36 WM
Midstate Substation to State Rec Transmission Line
EA
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2016
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
Mountain Mahogany Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
04/04/2016
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 Ben Hernandez
208-549-4295
benhernandez@fs.fed.us
Description: Project objectives are to restore mountain mahogany by thinning, planting seedlings and/or protecting natural regeneration of mountain mahogany to improve habitat conditions for various high desert species on approximately 4,300 acres.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49021
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project area is located on the far southeast side of the District, approximately 26 to 4 miles southeast of the City of Bend.
Mt. Bachelor: Summit and Beverly Hills Winch Cat Pick Points
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2016
Expected: 08/2016 08/2016 Richard Wesseler
541-383-4792
rwesseler@fs.fed.us
Description: Install three small tower pick points to groom Beverly Hills run with specialized winch equipped snowcat.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49847
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Not Applicable Project is located at Mt. Bachelor on the Bend-Fort Rock Ranger District of the Deschutes National Forest.
Mt. Bachelor: Warm Up Loop Trail Start Up Area
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2016
Expected: 08/2016 08/2016 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.
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.
ODOT Weather Station at Mt. Bachelor
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2016
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 Lisa Dilley
541-383-4025
lldilley@fs.fed.us
Description: ODOT is proposing to install a camera, weather station, and automated traffic recorder next to Mt. Bachelor to provide road conditions to the public, ODOT crews, and Mt. Bachelor Staff.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49779
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Not Applicable T 18 S., R 9 E., Section 21 WM near MT. Bachelor in the ODOT ROW
OWRD Tumalo Creek Streamflow Gaging Stations
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2016
Expected: 07/2016 07/2016 Lisa Dilley
541-383-4025
lldilley@fs.fed.us
Description: Install two streamflow gaging stations on Tumalo Creek. Proposed site names: Tumalo Cr. below Bridge Cr (44° 1'47.93"N 121°33'46.57"W), Tumalo Cr. above Skyliners Road (44° 1'54.60"N 121°31'16.60"W).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49783
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Not Applicable Tumalo Cr. below Bridge Cr (44° 1'47.93"N 121°33'46.57"W), Tumalo Cr. above Skyliners Road (44° 1'54.60"N 121°31'16.60"W
Paulina Falls Restoration
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/06/2016
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 Scott McBride
928-402-6231
semcbride@fs.fed.us
Description: Restore impacted riparian areas and improve barriers and signage where visitors have left the designated trail to get closer to the falls.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49023
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - T21S, R12E, Sec. 34 Paulina Falls
Phil's Trail System Adjustments
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2016
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: 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: 08/2016 08/2016 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: 08/2016 08/2016 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
Swampy Bike Trail Reroute
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2016
Expected: 09/2016 10/2016 Lauren DuRocher
509-852-1049
lmdurocher@fs.fed.us
Description: Reroute approximately 2-2.5 miles of bike trail around Swampy Lake to drier ground.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49628
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project area is about 10 miles west of the City of Bend near Swampy Lake/Meadow.
Tumalo Overflow Parking Trail Connection
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
09/2016
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.
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Not Applicable Tumalo Fall Trailhead, west of Bend, Oregon
Upper Deschutes River Fuels Reduction HFRA
EA
- Fuels management In Progress
Comment Period
05/02/2016
Expected: 08/2016 08/2016 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
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period
12/14/2015
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 Beth Peer
541-383-4769
bpeer@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.
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: 08/2016 09/2016 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 Princess Creek Campground Hazard Tree Abatement
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/13/2016
Expected: 07/2016 07/2016 Katherine Smith
541-433-3211
ksmith02@fs.fed.us
Description: There is a need to remove the hazard trees that are dead or affected by disease to make it safe for the public to resume camping and recreating at Princess Creek Campground.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49625
Location: UNIT - Crescent Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - Not Applicable Township 23S, Range 06E, Section 16 Willamette Meridian
2016 Recreation Residence Projects- Crescent Lake
CE
- Special area management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/01/2016
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 Meria Page
541-433-3230
mpage01@fs.fed.us
Description: The Crescent Ranger District is considering application requests from Crescent Lake Recreation Residences to upgrade 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=49580
Location: UNIT - Crescent Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - Not Applicable Klamath County, T24S, R06E, Sections 11,15,and 16, Willamette Meridian
2016 Recreation Residence Projects- Odell Lake
CE
- Special area management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/02/2016
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 Meria Page
541-433-3230
mpage01@fs.fed.us
Description: The Crescent Ranger District is considering application requests from Odell Lake Recreation Residences to upgrade 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=49581
Location: UNIT - Crescent Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - Not Applicable Klamath County, Oregon T23S, R06E, Sections 7, 14, 15, and 18 Willamette Meridian.
BPA Power Pole Replacement Phase II
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2016
Expected: 08/2016 08/2016 Lisa Dilley
541-383-4025
lldilley@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed maintenance project involves replacement of deteriorating wood poles and associated structural/electrical components. Existing wood poles will be mechanically removed from the ground. Replacement wood pole will be in-kind.
Location: UNIT - Crescent Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Not Applicable BPA LaPine-Chillquin Transmission Line ROW, Crescent Ranger District; T. 25 S, R. 9 E Sections 29, 31, & 36; T. 26 S, R. 8 E Sections 1, 2, 11, 15, 21, & 32
Crescent Creek Wild and Scenic River Management Plan
EA
- Special area management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/15/2015
Est. Comment Period
09/2016
Expected: 02/2017 06/2017 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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
05/12/2015
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
08/2016
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 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
CEC Suttle Lake Line Re-alignment
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2016
Expected: 08/2016 08/2016 Lisa Dilley
541-383-4025
lldilley@fs.fed.us
Description: Central Electric Cooperative Inc. is proposing to install16 vaults and replace/relocate 2.1 miles of an existing direct buried distribution power line located in a southeasterly direction from Suttle Lake Road (USFS 2070
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49688
Location: UNIT - Sisters Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - Not Applicable Located near Highway 20, in Section 24, Township 13 South, Range 8 East and SWl/4 of Section 26, Township 13 South, Range 08 East, W.M. Located along Suttle Lake Road near Highway 20.
Green Ridge Landscape Restoration
EA
- Forest products
- Road management
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2016
Expected: 04/2017 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.
Melvin Butte Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period
01/08/2016
Expected: 08/2016 11/2016 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.
Mt. Jefferson and Mt. Washington Wilderness Trails Project
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Comment Period
04/17/2016
Expected: 10/2016 07/2017 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
08/2016
Expected: 01/2017 05/2017 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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