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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- Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Cowlitz Ranger District
- Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
- Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Mt Adams Ranger District


Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Cowlitz Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2015 Goat Mountain Hardrock Prospecting Permit Applications
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
02/18/2016
Expected: 05/2016 07/2016 Erica Taecker
360-497-1136
etaecker@fs.fed.us
Description: Please proceed directly to the BLM project page at http://stg.or.blm.gov/or/programs/minerals/prospecting/ for comment and contact information.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46996
Location: UNIT - Cowlitz Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Skamania. LEGAL - The permit area is within portions of sections 7, 8, 9, 16, 17, 18, and 19 of Township 10 N, Range 6 East, Willamette Meridian, Skamania County, WA The project area is located on and adjacent to the south facing slope of Goat Mountain. These lands are next to and extend northeast from the boundary of Mt St Helens National Volcanic Monument.
2016 Priority 1 Flood Damage Site Repairs
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Road management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/28/2016
Expected: 05/2016 07/2016 Ruth Tracy
360-891-5112
rtracy@fs.fed.us
Description: Repair four road segments that were damaged during the December flood event and within the roadway area. The roadway is defined as the portion of the road within the limits of excavation and embankment, and includes the road shoulder.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49485
Location: UNIT - Cowlitz Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Lewis. LEGAL - Not Applicable Forest Roads 2500000 milepost 12, 2513000 milepost 0.1, 260000 milepost 8.0 and 260000 milepost 8.1
7A Meadows Complex Mardon Skipper Restoration
CE
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Analysis Completed Expected: 12/2015
Actual: 01/26/2016
03/2016 John Jakubowski
360-497-1131
jjakubowski@fs.fed.us
Description: Reverse the trend of conifer encroachment and expand the area of potential habitat for Mardon Skipper, a sensitive butterfly. Remove conifer cover in and between the stringer meadows by cutting, piling, burning and girdling.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47934
Location: UNIT - Cowlitz Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Skamania, Yakima. LEGAL - Township 10N Range 10E, Sections 13, 14, 21 (W.M.) Meadow complex east and north of Midway Meadows as well as near the end of Forest Road 5603042 on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest
Burley Mountain Dormitory at Cispus Learning Center
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/01/2008
Est. Comment Period
03/2016
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 Erica Taecker
360-497-1136
etaecker@fs.fed.us
Description: Construction of a facility consisting of 20 sleeping rooms and one meeting room for the teachers near the center of campus
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=29580
Location: UNIT - Cowlitz Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Lewis. LEGAL - Sec. 17 and Sec. 18, T. 11 N., R. 8 E., W.M. The project area is located at the Cispus Learning Center approximately eight miles southeast of Randle, WA along Forest Road 2300.
North Fork Campground Sanitation Harvest
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
01/21/2016
Expected: 02/2016 03/2016 Erica Taecker
360-497-1136
etaecker@fs.fed.us
Description: Commercial harvest of approx. 50 MBF of Doug-fir and hemlock, and subsequent replanting with resistant tree species, is proposed to address 2.5 acre root rot infestation inside a campground. No road construction is proposed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48276
Location: UNIT - Cowlitz Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Lewis. LEGAL - T11N, R8E, Section 11, W.M., Lewis County, WA. Approximately 10 air miles southeast of Randle, WA, reached by Forest Road 2300.
Pinchot Partners Restoration Project Units 10 and 17
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Comment Period
08/10/2009
Expected: 05/2011 06/2012 Phoebe Patterson
360-497-1105
klmiller@fs.fed.us
Description: Decision Notice for two Units Ommitted Accidentally from the Previous Decision Notice of the balance of the project.
Location: UNIT - Cowlitz Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Lewis. Cowlitz River watershed near Packwood, WA on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District, Lewis County
Pinchot Partners Restoration Project Units 10 and 17
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Comment Period
10/06/2009
Expected: 05/2011 06/2012 Brittany Zapata
360-891-5117
bnzapata@fs.fed.us
Description: Decision Notice for Two Thinning Units accidentally omitted from the previous Decision Notice (9/2/2010) for the balance of the project's activities.
Location: UNIT - Cowlitz Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Lewis. Upper Cowlitz River watershed near Packwood, WA on the Cowlitz Ranger District
Silver Creek Thin
EA
- Forest products
- Watershed management
In Progress
Comment Period
12/01/2015
Expected: 06/2016 07/2017 Erica Taecker
360-497-1136
etaecker@fs.fed.us
Description: The intent of this project is to commercially thin trees from forested stands of 40-125 years of age in the Silver Creek subwatershed north of Randle, WA.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45850
Location: UNIT - Cowlitz Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Lewis. LEGAL - T14N R7E, T13N R7E, T13N R8E, Willamette Meridian, Lewis County, WA. The Silver Creek subwatershed is just northeast of Randle, WA and includes areas around Forest Roads 75, 47, 85, and west of Forest Road 63.
Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Ape Cave Interpretive Site Improvement Projects
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/09/2015
Est. Comment Period
12/2015
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 William Uyesugi
360-449-7828
wuyesugi@fs.fed.us
Description: Actions being considered to address the impacts associated with increasing visitor use and after-hours vandalism include installation of cave gates, establishment of defined hours of operation and implementation of nightly and off-season closures.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47980
Location: UNIT - Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Skamania. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project is located NE of Amboy, WA, just north of Yale and Swift Reservoirs. The legal land description is T7N, R5E, Sections 5 and 8, Willamette Meridian.
Coldwater Lake Aquatic Invasive Species Treatment
CE
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/04/2015
Expected: 06/2015 07/2015 Kevin Senderak
360-497-1136
ksenderak@fs.fed.us
Description: Hand pulling of Eurasion milfoil invasive weed at the outlet of Coldwater Lake. The area is accessible from boat or established foot paths. No vegetation clearing or trail construction is necessary for this project.
Location: UNIT - Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Cowlitz. LEGAL - T10N, R4E, SE 1/4, Section 35; W.M. Outlet of Coldwater Lake, Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument.
Coldwater Lake Campsite Development
EA
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Lisa Romano
859-745-3176
lmromano@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed designation of backcountry campsites around perimeter of Coldwater Lake to be used by paddlers, hikers, outfitter-guides, and educational groups.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44365
Location: UNIT - Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Skamania. LEGAL - Not Applicable Skamania County, WA, Sections 29, 30, 31 of T10N R5E; Section 36 of T10N R4E; Sections 1 and 2 of T9N R4E, W.M.
Devil's Elbow Bypass Trail
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2016
Expected: 02/2016 05/2016 Brittany Zapata
360-891-5117
bnzapata@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of the project is to create a 0.33-mile bypass
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48535
Location: UNIT - Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Skamania. LEGAL - Township 9N Section 9, Range 5E Traverses approx. 0.33 miles over hill at Devil's Elbow section of Boundary Trail #1.
Fossil Creek Bridge
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/08/2009
Expected: 02/2011 06/2011 William Uyesugi
360-449-7828
wuyesugi@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct a new bridge on the Fossil Creek Trail where it crosses Coldsprings Creek (currently a ford is in place).
Location: UNIT - Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Skamania. LEGAL - T8N, R4E, SE of Section 15 The Fossil Creek Trail where it crosses the Coldsprings Creek.
Kalama Non-Stock Campground
EA
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Lisa Romano
859-745-3176
lmromano@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal for creation of a low-development campground at two sites near Forest Road 81 to provide non-stock campers with tent and trailer camping opportunities.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44368
Location: UNIT - Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Skamania. LEGAL - Not Applicable The south side of Mt. St. Helens along Forest Road 8122 and 8120-420. SE1/4 Sec 26, T. 8 N., R. 4 E., WM; SW1/4 Sec 26, T8N, R 4E, WM; NE1/4 Sec 33, T.8N., R4E., WM.
Science and Learning Center at Coldwater Camp
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Comment Period
05/01/2014
Expected: 03/2015 05/2015 Brittany Zapata
360-891-5117
bnzapata@fs.fed.us
Description: An ADA accessible campground project located at the Science and Learning Center at Coldwater.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42664
Location: UNIT - Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Skamania. LEGAL - Not Applicable Science and Learning Center at Coldwater
Siouxon Trailhead Restrooms
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/08/2009
Expected: 02/2011 06/2011 William Uyesugi
360-449-7828
wuyesugi@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct a new restroom at the SiouxonTrailhead.
Location: UNIT - Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Skamania. Siouxon Trailhead parking area on the SE side of Mount St. Helens.
Swift Thin
EA
- Forest products Analysis Completed Expected: 10/2015
Actual: 02/03/2016
07/2016 Brittany Zapata
360-891-5117
bnzapata@fs.fed.us
Description: Commercial thinning of conifers using ground based equipment, skyline/cable, and potentially helicopter logging systems, construction of temporary roads, landings, and skid trails. Early seral creation on 200 acres may also be considered.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44133
Location: UNIT - Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Skamania. LEGAL - Not Applicable Swift Thin is located east and south of Swift Reservoir in the Lewis River watershed, within the Mount St. Helens Ranger District of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.
Volunteer Campsite Toilets
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/08/2009
Expected: 02/2011 06/2011 William Uyesugi
360-449-7828
wuyesugi@fs.fed.us
Description: Install toilets, tent pads, yurt pads, and campfire circles at Coldwater Ridge and Cascade Peaks to provide for the needs of a growing volunteer workforce on Mount St Helens.
Location: UNIT - Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Skamania. Coldwater Ridge bunkhouse area on the west side of MSH and Cascade Peaks Volunteer Campsite area just south of Cascade Peaks.
Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Mt Adams Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Cougar Creek Salvage
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Land acquisition
Analysis Completed Expected: 11/2016
Actual: 05/16/2016
04/2017 Ben Hoppus
509-395-3405
bhoppus@fs.fed.us
Description: The salvage of dead and dying trees on 250 acres of the area burned by the Cougar Creek Fire.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48150
Location: UNIT - Mt Adams Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Skamania. LEGAL - Not Applicable Mt. Adams Ranger District within the White Salmon River watershed
Lower Trout Creek Habitat Improvement
CE
- Land management planning In Progress
Scoping Start
12/16/2015
Expected: 02/2016 08/2016 Erin Black
509-395-3411
ekblack@fs.fed.us
Description: The project involves acquiring approximately 100 trees, stockpiling at least some of them, and ultimately placing them into Trout Creek and along its floodplain.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47944
Location: UNIT - Mt Adams Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Skamania. LEGAL - Not Applicable Lower Trout Creek
Smith Butte Research Natural Area Establishment
EA
- Special area management Analysis Completed Expected: 12/2015
Actual: 12/07/2015
12/2015 Andrea Ruchty
509-395-3414
aruchty@fs.fed.us
Description: This proposal would officially establish the Smith Butte Research Natural Area (RNA). It is currently proposed in the Gifford Pinchot Land and Resource Management Plan and has been effectively treated as an RNA since 1990.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=11057
Location: UNIT - Mt Adams Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Yakima. LEGAL - S. 20, T. 7 N, R. 11 E, W.M. Smith Butte, southeast of Mount Adams
Upper White Salmon Vegetation Project
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2016
Est. Comment Period
09/2016
Expected: 03/2017 07/2017 Erin Black
541-352-6002 ext. 634
ekblack@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposal includes commercial thinning of both young plantations and older stands with high tree mortality from insect and disease, prescribed burning, fuel break maintenance along Forest Road 82, fuel reduction treatments and tree planting.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49273
Location: UNIT - Mt Adams Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Skamania. LEGAL - T7N, R10E, and T7N, R11E Willamette Meridian The project is located in three subwatersheds (Headwaters of the White Salmon River, Gotchen Creek, and Morrison Creek) all north of Trout Lake, WA on the Mt. Adams Ranger District.
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This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.