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)
- R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
- Fremont-Winema National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- 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


R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Regionwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Region)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Regional Aquatic Restoration Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/11/2017
Est. Comment Period
02/2018
Expected: 09/2018 09/2018 James Capurso
503-808-2847
jcapurso@fs.fed.us
Description: The USFS is proposing a suite of aquatic restoration activities for Region 6 to address ongoing needs, all of which have completed consultation, including activities such as fish passage restoration, wood placement, and other restoration activities.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53001
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 The project will span all national forests in Region 6.
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
06/15/2017
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
07/2018
Expected: 06/2019 04/2020 David Krantz
541-618-2082
dkrantz@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. LEGAL - Not Applicable Umpqua NF, Rogue River NF, and Winema NF.
Fremont-Winema National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest) R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Forest Plan Amendments
CE
- Land management planning Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
12/2017
Expected: 03/2018 03/2018 Claire Ellwanger
541-947-6249
cellwanger@fs.fed.us
Description: The Fremont-Winema National Forest is evaluating a proposal for three Winema Land and Resource Management (Winema Plan) amendments and one Fremont Resource Management Plan (Fremont Plan) amendment.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52968
Location: UNIT - Fremont-Winema National Forest All Units. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - Not Applicable Amendments would be applicable across the Fremont-Winema National Forest.
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
Antelope Grazing Allotments AMP
EIS

   *UPDATED*
- Grazing management In Progress
FEIS NOA in Federal Register
11/24/2017
Expected: 02/2018
Actual: 05/23/2014
05/2018 Benjamin Goodin
541-947-6251
bgoodin@fs.fed.us
Description: Analysis of grazing reauthorization on the Antelope Grazing Allotment of the Silver Lake RD, and the Antelope C&H Allotment on the Chemult RD. Documentation of the Antelope Allotments reauthorization analysis now under a DEIS.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43246
Location: UNIT - Silver Lake Ranger District, Chemult Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath, Lake. 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.
East Hills Project
EIS
- Road management
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Forest products
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
10/14/2016
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
01/2018
Expected: 06/2018 07/2018 Jody Perozzi
541-353-2723
jperozzi@fs.fed.us
Description: Landscape planning on 138,733 acres of National Forest System lands with a focus on promoting sustainable forest and watershed functions.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46617
Location: UNIT - Bly Ranger District, Chiloquin Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - T32S,R11E; T32S,R12E; T32S,R13E; T33S,R10E; T33S,R11E; T33S,R12E; T33S,R13E; T34S,R10E; T34S,R11E; T34S,R12E; T34S,R13E; T34S,R14E; T35S,R11E; T35S,R13E; T35S,R14E WM North and West of the Sycan Wild and Scenic River on Chiloquin RD and East of the Black Hills Project on Bly RD on The Klamath Tribes former reservation lands.
Swamp Creek, Mill Flat and Simms Grazing Allotments Project
EA
- Grazing management On Hold N/A N/A Benjamin Goodin
541-947-6251
bgoodin@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
Goodlow/Pankey Western Pond Turtle Habitat
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/07/2016
Expected: 04/2018 07/2018 Jody Perozzi
541-353-2723
jperozzi@fs.fed.us
Description: Install exclosure around Goodlow Pond, add logs and rootwads to provide basking sites and cover areas, cut western juniper on 580 acres between Goodlow Pond and Pankey Reservoir, jackpot burn piles or offer as firewood.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49823
Location: UNIT - Bly Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - T39S, R13E sections 20 and 21, W.M. Project is accessed from County Road 1218 near the junction of FS Road 3840, dry pine site on the fringe with juniper/stepp
Fremont-Winema National Forest, Chemult Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
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
Lower Walker Quarry Expansion and Small Timber Sale Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology
- Forest products
- Special use management
Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
12/2017
Expected: 06/2018 06/2018 William Conroy
541-783-4039
wconroy@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to allow ODOT to expand the disturbed area of National Forest System land at Lower Walker Quarry from 11.2 acres to 26.2 acres. Existing timber on the expansion area (15 acres) will be commercially harvested.
Location: UNIT - Chemult Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - Township 27 South, Range 8 East, Section 3, W.M. The Lower Walker Quarry is located on the Chemult Ranger District in Klamath County approximately 4 miles north of Chemult, Oregon off of the The Dalles - California Highway (US97).
Fremont-Winema National Forest, Chiloquin Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Crissey Driveway Reconstruction
CE
- Road management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/23/2016
Expected: 01/2017 04/2017 Heather Reichert
541-365-7021
hreichert@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorizes permittee's reconstruction and use of a residential driveway crossing National Forest lands. Because erosion has occurred, the permit will require permittee to complete specified erosional control measures.
Location: UNIT - Chiloquin Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - T35 S, R7 E, Sec. 2 NWSE (W.M.) A residential driveway crossing National Forest lands southeast of Chiloquin
Lobert Restoration Project
EIS
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
07/07/2017
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
12/2017
Expected: 02/2018 03/2018 Kyle Gomez
541-883-6734
kjgomez@fs.fed.us
Description: The purposes of this project, consistent with the Winema National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan, is to promote the overall sustainability of vegetative systems and hydrologic functioning within the project planning area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45750
Location: UNIT - Chiloquin Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - T 33S R7.5E S 13, 14, 15, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 35, 36 T33S R 7E S 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26,27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36 T33S R8E S 7, 8, 17, 18, 19, 20, 29, 30, 31 South Chiloquin
Von Schlegell Private Land Access (Private Road Easement)
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2017
Actual: 09/25/2017
10/2017 Catherine Callaghan
541-947-6255
ccallaghan@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorization of an existing road that crosses approximately 30' of National Forest System land to access his private property that is being partitioned. This existing road is not a National Forest System road.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51757
Location: UNIT - Chiloquin Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - T. 34 S., R. 7 E., WM., section 18 SW1/4 NW1/4 Private property is located off of Highway 62.
Yamsi Grazing Allotment
EA
- Grazing management On Hold N/A N/A 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
AT&T and Verizon Communications Use Leases' Renewals at Pierce Point; Soloman Butte; and Tomahawk
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2017
Actual: 09/25/2017
10/2017 Catherine Callaghan
541-947-6326
ccallaghan@fs.fed.us
Description: Request for new communication use leases for existing cellular facilities on National Forest System lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51762
Location: UNIT - Klamath Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - Pierce Point T. 36 S., R. 5 E., WM., section 34; Tomahawk T. 36 S., R. 6 E., WM., section 15; Soloman Butte T. 33 S., R. 8 E., WM., section 7 Pierce Point T. 36 S., R. 5 E., WM., section 34; Tomahawk T. 36 S., R. 6 E., WM., section 15; Soloman Butte T. 33 S., R. 8 E., WM., section 7
Cherry Creek Storm Mitigation
CE
- Watershed management On Hold N/A N/A Michael Brumbaugh
541-365-7038
mhbrumbaugh@fs.fed.us
Description: To mitigate storm damage from rain on snow event of winter 2014, and prevent additional damage to the USFS snowmobile bridge and Westside Road that is likely to occur in winter 2015.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47413
Location: UNIT - Klamath Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - T 34S, R 6E, Sec 22 NE1/4; Sec 23 NW1/4; Sec 14 SW1/4 Project is located approximately 10 miles west of Chiloquin, Oregon near the north end of the Upper Klamath National Wildlife Refuge.
Cold Springs (3651 Road) Danger Trees
CE
- Forest products
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2017
Expected: 05/2017 05/2017 Joshua Fitzpatrick
541-885-3411
jdfitzpatrick@fs.fed.us
Description: Removal of dead trees along the 3651 road which is a highly traveled road that leads to Cold Springs Trailhead. Limbs and slash would be piled for later burning and the area designated for personal or commercial firewood collection.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51761
Location: UNIT - Klamath Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - T. 35 S., R. 5 E., WM., sections 12, 13, 23, 24, 25, 26 Forest Service Road 3651 leads to Cold Springs Trailhead and is located off of Highway 140.
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
Klamath Personal Use Road-side Firewood
CE
- Forest products Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2017
Expected: 05/2017 05/2017 Cassidy Russell
541-783-4060
carussell@fs.fed.us
Description: The road system of the Klamath Ranger District is inundated with dead and down trees. This proposal will help with road maintenance and clearing accumulation of road-side downed wood. Work would be accomplished using the personal firewood program.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51760
Location: UNIT - Klamath Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - All unpaved MVUM open roads on the Klamath Ranger District All unpaved MVUM open roads on the Klamath Ranger District.
Lake of the Woods Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Facility management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Special use 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.
Van Hulzen Private Land Access (Private Road Easement)
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2017
Actual: 09/25/2017
10/2017 Catherine Callaghan
541-947-6255
ccallaghan@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorization of an existing road (60' wide) that crosses approximately 107' of National Forest System land to access private property that is being partitioned. The one road will access two separate land parcels.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51755
Location: UNIT - Klamath Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - T. 36 S., R. 6 E., WM., section 8 SE1/4 NE1/4 Private landowner property is located off of the forest service road 3555-080, accessed by the west side road.
Fremont-Winema National Forest, Lakeview Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Dry Creek Juniper Reduction
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/12/2017
Expected: 11/2017 06/2018 Jody Perozzi
541-353-2723
jperozzi@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest is proposing to cut non-old-growth juniper in the Dry Creek water sub-shed to improve wildlife habitat in the Barry Point Fire area. Treatment techniques could include any or all: lop & scatter, piling, pile & cover, fire, removal.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52493
Location: UNIT - Lakeview Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - T40S, R17E, WM, Sec 25-27,34-36; T40S, R18E, WM, Sec 27-34; T41S, R17E, WM, Sec 1-3,10,11; T41S, R18E, WM, Sec 3-10. The project would be located within the Dry Creek water sub-sheds, within the Barry Point Fire boundary; between Dog Lake and Goose Lake.
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