Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

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- R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Regionwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Region)
- R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
- Fremont-Winema National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Fremont-Winema National Forest, Bly Ranger District
- Fremont-Winema National Forest, Chemult Ranger District
- Fremont-Winema National Forest, Chiloquin Ranger District
- Fremont-Winema National Forest, Klamath Ranger District
- Fremont-Winema National Forest, Lakeview Ranger District
- Fremont-Winema National Forest, Silver Lake 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 to prevent the spread or introduction of aquatic invasive species
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2014
Expected: 05/2014 05/2014 Christine Pyle
503-808-2691
cdpyle@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of this order is to prevent the spread or introduction of aquatic invasive plant or animal species. 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=44360
Location: UNIT - R6 - Pacific Northwest Region All Units. STATE - Oregon, Washington. COUNTY - Baker, Clackamas, Douglas, Grant, Jefferson, Lane, Linn, Marion, Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wheeler, Asotin, Clark, Columbia, Cowlitz, Ferry, Garfield, King, Klickitat, Lewis, Pend Oreille, Pierce, Skagit, Skamania, Snohomish, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whatcom. 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 tribal and public scoping lists.
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Forest Plan Amendments for the Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline
EIS
- Land management planning In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
09/21/2012
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
08/2014
Expected: 03/2015 10/2015 Wes Yamamoto
541-825-3100
wyamamoto@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to amend the Land and Resource Management Plans (LRMP) for the Umpqua, Rogue River, and Winema National Forests for the proposed Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=28132
Location: UNIT - Klamath Ranger District, High Cascades Ranger District, Tiller Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas, Jackson, Klamath. Umpqua NF, Rogue River NF, and Winema NF.
Fremont-Winema National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide) R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Swamp Creek and Mill Flat Grazing Allotments Project
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/10/2011
Est. Comment Period
10/2014
Expected: 05/2015 06/2015 Joy Fatooh
541-576-7541
joyafatooh@fs.fed.us
Description: This area has been brought forward for analysis at this time in order to comply with the Rescission Act of 1995, which requires the Forest Service to establish and adhere to a schedule for completion of NEPA analyses and decisions on all allotments.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33324
Location: UNIT - Lakeview Ranger District, Paisley Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - Swamp T35SR19E S27 31-34 T36SR18E S1,11-15,21-28,33-36 T36SR19E S2-11,13-15,17-19 T37SR18E S1-4,9-15 T37SR19E S6,7 Mill T36SR20E S13,14,18-34 T37SR20E S3-6,11,13,14,23,24,26 Simms T36SR20ES25,26,35,36 The Swamp Creek allotment consists mostly of land on the Paisley Ranger District, with the remainder and all of the Mill Flat and Simms allotments being on the Lakeview Ranger District.
Fremont-Winema National Forest, Bly Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2013 Bly Special Use Authorizations
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/27/2014
Expected: 07/2014 07/2014 Jody Perozzi
541-353-2723
jperozzi@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to re-issue 26 special use authorizations that have expired for facilities and land uses. No changes to facilities or increases in scope or intensity of authorized activities.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43495
Location: UNIT - Bly Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - Not Applicable Various facilities that occur on the Bly Ranger District.
Goodlow RNA Prescribed Fire Plan
CE
- Fuels management
- Research
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
On Hold N/A N/A Eric Knerr
541-353-2741
eknerr@fs.fed.us
Description: Goodlow RNA Prescribed Fire Plan- details will be added.
Location: UNIT - Bly Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - T39S, R13E, Section 5, W. M., Klamath County, Oregon Bly Ranger District, Klamath County, Oregon, Goodlow RNA
Fremont-Winema National Forest, Chemult Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Antelope Grazing Allotments AMP
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period
12/23/2013
Expected: 08/2014 08/2014 Lucas Phillips
541-947-6251
ljphillips@fs.fed.us
Description: The original analysis has been supplemented to provide the deciding official additional information to determine whether the USFS should contine to authorize livestock grazing on the Antelope allotment, and if so, what mgmt strategies should be used.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43246
Location: UNIT - Chemult Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - T27S R11E (project area center) The Antelope Allotments, totaling approximately 149,177 acres, is located on the Chemult and Silver Lake ranger districts, east of the town of Chemult and west of the community of Silver Lake.
Boundary Prescribed Underburn
CE
- Fuels management On Hold N/A N/A George Libercajt
541-365-7045
glibercajt@fs.fed.us
Description: Prescribed initial & reentry underburning of 9000 acres to reduce fuel profiles and to bring fire regime condition class to within the estimated historical range of variability during a specifically defined reference period (FRCC 1).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33734
Location: UNIT - Chemult Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - T29S R7.5E Sec 1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 34, 35, 36; T30S R7.5E Sec 1, 2, 3, 10, 11. east of Crater Lake National Park, west of the FS 70 rd, north of bear creek, & south of hwy 138
Chemult Special Use Permit Re-Authorization
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/01/2013
Expected: 09/2014 12/2014 Catherine Callaghan
541-947-6255
ccallaghan@fs.fed.us
Description: The Chemult Ranger District seeks to re-new a variety of special use authorizations that have expired. Renewals have been requested for the continued authorization, maintenance, and motorized access to the authorized uses.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42199
Location: UNIT - Chemult Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - Not Applicable Please see attached table
Leonas Little Blue Butterfly Restoration Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
11/25/2013
Expected: 08/2014 11/2014 Faith Brown
541-365-7001
fbrown@fs.fed.us
Description: Leonas little blue butterfly is a R6 sensitive species. This project will expand suitable habitat for the butterfly by 38 acres on the Fremont-Winema National Forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42298
Location: UNIT - Chemult Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - Not Applicable T31S, R7E Sec. 27 NE ΒΌ
Fremont-Winema National Forest, Chiloquin Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
32. Highway 140 Realignment at Bly Mountain
CE
- Special use management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/12/2011
Expected: 07/2014 07/2014 Catherine Callaghan
541-947-6326
ccallaghan@fs.fed.us
Description: Easement widening to allow ODOT to realign Highway 140 across National Forest lands.
Location: UNIT - Chiloquin Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - T37S, R11E, Sections 2 & 11 Section of Highway 140 on the east side of Bly Mountain, southwest of the town of Beatty, OR
Bluejay Vegetation Restoration Project
EA
- Fuels management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/18/2012
Est. Comment Period
07/2014
Expected: 10/2014 10/2014 Kelly Lawrence
541-885-3427
kellylawrence@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed actions would focus on stand restoration with conditions where, historically present, low intensity fires could occur. Actions may include non- and commercial thinning, riparian conifer removal including meadows, and reduce road densities.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38013
Location: UNIT - Chiloquin Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - T30S R9E, Sec: 27, 28, 33-36, 15, 16, 19-23, 26-36; T31S R9E, Sec 1-4, 9-17, 20-29, 33-36; T31S R10E, Sec 2-36; T31S, R11E, Sec 7,8, 17-20, 31,32; T32S, R9E, Sec 1-3, 10-11; T32S, R10E, Sec 1-6, 7-12; The project area is bounded by Wildhorse Ridge to the north, Pelican Bay to the west, the Williamson River to the east and Telephone Draw to the south.
Chiloquin Ranger District Special Use Authorizations' Renewals Project
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/06/2014
Expected: 09/2014 12/2014 Catherine Callaghan
541-947-6326
ccallaghan@fs.fed.us
Description: The Fremont-Winema National Forest is proposing to renew a variety of special use authorizations on Chiloquin Ranger District that have expired.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42163
Location: UNIT - Chiloquin Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - Not Applicable There are a number of locations where these special use authorizations occur across the Chiliquin Ranger District of the Fremont-Winema National Forest. Please see attachments.
Yamsi Grazing Allotment
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period
04/09/2014
Expected: 09/2014 09/2014 Joseph Robson
541-783-4068
jrobson@fs.fed.us
Description: Map 12. Evaluate livestock grazing on the Yamsi Grazing Allotment. The current Yamsi Allotment permit authorizes 444 cow/calf pairs for four months at 45% utilization.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=31895
Location: UNIT - Chiloquin Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - T32S, R10E; T32S, R11E; T33S, R10E; T33S, R11E; T33S, R12E; T34S, R10E; T34S, R11E. Chiloquin Ranger District in the Williamson River and Sycan River watersheds.
Fremont-Winema National Forest, Klamath Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Fourmile Meadow NatureWatch
CE
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Michael Boles
541-885-3440
meboles@fs.fed.us
Description: The NatureWatch site would be developed on 100-acre parcel of Forest Service land to provide an accessible trail, semi-primitive trail, interpretive signs, and bird blinds for wildlife observation near recently restored wildlife habitat.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36202
Location: UNIT - Klamath Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - Township 35 South, Range 6 East, Section 9 30 mi south of Crater Lake NP; 20 mi west of Klamath Falls; 50 mi from Medford; near Rocky Point, Klamath County
Lake of the Woods Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Special use management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Facility management
On Hold N/A N/A Kelly Lawrence
541-885-3427
kellylawrence@fs.fed.us
Description: Map 3. Long range vegetation management to restore & enhance overall forest health, reduce wildfire risk to Lake of the Woods community, provide a safe recreation experience to the public and seasonal residents.
Location: UNIT - Klamath Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - T 36 S, R 5 E, Sec. 34, T 37 S, R 5 E, Sec: 2,3,4, 10, 11, 14,15, 22 North boundary - Hwy 140, East boundary Dead Indian Memorial Road, South boundary intersection of Dead Indian Mem Rd & Westside Rd, west boundary LOW Westside Rd.
ROE Zipline; Project name change to Cascade Canopy and Zipline Tours Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Special use management
In Progress
Comment Period
12/30/2013
Expected: 08/2014 08/2014 Michael DeSmit
541-885-3404
mdesmit@fs.fed.us
Description: Establish a zipline in the area formerly known as the Tomahawk Ski Bowl off Hwy 140 across from the Rocky Point turnoff. Send comments on this project to: FS-comments-pacificnorthwest-frewin-klamath@fs.fed.us, subject line: Canopy Tour
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41054
Location: UNIT - Klamath Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - T. 36 S., R. 6 E. Sec. 10, 15 Approximately 25 miles west of Klamath Falls, OR on Hwy 140 across from the Rocky Point turnoff.
Threemile Creek Bull Trout Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
03/13/2014
Expected: 07/2014 09/2014 Ruth D'Amico
541-885-3428
rldamico@fs.fed.us
Description: To replace a failing barrier on Threemile Creek that helps to isolate the threatened bull Trout. Will be placing large wood in the stream to improve roughness,and pool habitat within the creek using a helicopter or spider excavator.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43862
Location: UNIT - Klamath Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - T34S, R6E, sections 3 - 5 Project area is located approximately 35 miles NW of Klamath Falls on Threemile Creek. The Barrier replacement is to the east of Westside Road and the west of Westside Road.
Fremont-Winema National Forest, Lakeview Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2013 Cox Flat Fish Passage
CE
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/27/2014
Expected: 07/2014 07/2014 Kimberly Conley
541-947-6330
kconley@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposing to replace a culvert where the 2800 Road crosses Thomas Creek. A new structure would provide for fish passage and improve stream connectivity and habitat conditions for the Modoc Sucker, an endangered species in Oregon.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41831
Location: UNIT - Lakeview Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - T.37S., R.19E., Section 16 NW 1/4, WM Thomas Creek, 2800 Road in the Cox Flat area of Lakeview Ranger District
2013 Lakeview Special Use Authorizations
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/27/2014
Expected: 07/2014 07/2014 Jody Perozzi
541-353-2723
jperozzi@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to re-issue 19 special use authorizations that have expired. No changes to the facilities or increases in the scope or intensity of authorized activities.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43496
Location: UNIT - Lakeview Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - Not Applicable Various facilities and land uses that occur on the Lakeview Ranger District.
Booth-Drews Gap Fuels Reduction Project
CE
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
On Hold N/A N/A Jody Perozzi
541-353-2723
jperozzi@fs.fed.us
Description: In conjunction with an adjacent Oregon Department of Forestry project in the area of Booth State Park the Forest Service proposes to implement understory thinning and prescribed fire treatments within a 160 acre parcel of National Forest
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32161
Location: UNIT - Lakeview Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - T39S, R18E, section 15, SW1/4 WM Drews Gap area adjacent to Booth State Park Corridor
Crooked Mud Honey
EA
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/03/2014
Est. Comment Period
10/2014
Expected: 12/2014 06/2015 Jody Perozzi
541-353-2723
jperozzi@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposing forest restoration of the North Warner Mountains landscape within the Lakeview Stewardship Unit. Proposal would include commercial and non-commercial thinning treatments, use of prescribed fire, wildlife and aquatic habitat enhancement.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43484
Location: UNIT - Lakeview Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - T36S,R21E;T36S,R22E;T37S,R21E;T37S,R22E;T38S,R22E W.M. North Warner Mountains within the Lakeview Federal Stewardship Unit.
Grizzly Peak OWIN Tower Replacement
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/07/2011
Expected: 07/2014 07/2014 Catherine Callaghan
541-947-6326
ccallaghan@fs.fed.us
Description: Grizzly Peak Tower Replacement- OWIN partnered with ODOT to replace or upgrade existing communication facilities.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35663
Location: UNIT - Lakeview Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - T38S, R18E, Section 19, SW1/4 W.M., Lake County, Oregon Grizzly Peak
Thunder Egg #1 Geode Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/27/2014
Expected: 06/2014 06/2014 Jody Perozzi
541-353-2723
jperozzi@fs.fed.us
Description: Claim owner proposes to excavate 12 test holes ~15'diameter by 15'deep using a small excavator to sample material for geodes. Includes ~1,200' of cross country motorized vehicle use.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43741
Location: UNIT - Lakeview Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - T40S, R18E, WM, section 30 SW1/4SE1/4 SE of Dog Lake in the Barry Point Fire area
Fremont-Winema National Forest, Silver Lake Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Oatman Restoration Project
EA
- Land management planning
- Fuels management
- Road management
In Progress
Comment Period
03/03/2014
Expected: 07/2014 08/2014 Joy Fatooh
541-576-7541
joyafatooh@fs.fed.us
Description: This project addresses ecosystem restoration in coniferous forest, meadows, riparian areas, aspen stands and other plant communities while reducing high fuel levels and high road densities, and providing forest products.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40281
Location: UNIT - Silver Lake Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath, Lake. LEGAL - T27S R12E, Sec. 34-35; T27S R13E, Sec. 8, 17-22, 27-32; T28S R11E, Sec. 24-25, 36; T28S R12E, Sec. 1-2, 11-15, 19-35; T28S R13E, Sec. 18-19; T29S R11E, Sec. 1; T29S R12E, Sec. 2-12, 15-21, 29-32; and The project area is entirely within the Silver Lake Ranger District (RD) and almost entirely within Lake County, Oregon (about 910 acres are within Klamath County).
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