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, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
- Malheur National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Malheur National Forest, Blue Mountain Ranger District
- Malheur National Forest, Emigrant Creek Ranger District
- Malheur National Forest, Prairie City Ranger District


R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision
EIS
- Land management planning In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
03/14/2014
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
09/2016
Expected: 04/2017 04/2017 Sabrina Stadler
541-523-1246
bluemtnplanrevision@fs.fed.us
Description: Revision of Land Management Plans (Forest Plans) for the Malheur, Umatilla, & Wallowa-Whitman Forests. Forest Plans provide strategic, program-level guidance for future management of forests and their natural resources for the next 10-15 years.
Web Link: http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/BlueMountainForestPlanRevisionComments
Location: UNIT - Malheur National Forest All Units, Umatilla National Forest All Units, Wallowa Valley Ranger District, Eagle Cap Ranger District, La Grande Ranger District, Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon, Washington. COUNTY - Baker, Grant, Harney, Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wheeler, Asotin, Columbia, Garfield, Walla Walla. LEGAL - Not Applicable Forest-wide for Malheur, Umatilla, & Wallowa-Whitman (except for the HCNRA)
Malheur 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
Malheur NF Travel Management
EA
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Road management
On Hold N/A N/A Mike Montgomery
541-575-3401
mmontgomery02@fs.fed.us
Description: Implement the Travel Management Rule (prohibiting motorized travel off of existing designated routes where it is not currently prohibited) and continue to provide motorized access for dispersed camping
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33448
Location: UNIT - Malheur National Forest All Units. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker, Crook, Grant, Harney. LEGAL - Not Applicable Malheur National Forest and that portion of the Ochoco National Forest that is administered by the Malheur NF.
Malheur National Forest, Blue Mountain Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Camp Lick
EA
- Fuels management
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/04/2016
Est. Comment Period
12/2016
Expected: 06/2017 06/2017 Hannah Smith
541-575-3031
hannahksmith@fs.fed.us
Description: The Camp Lick Project includes a suite of activities to restore forest resiliency, including silviculture and fuels treatments, riparian restoration, range improvements, recreation site development, and associated road activities.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46219
Location: UNIT - Blue Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - T.10 S., R.32 E., sec. 19-36; T.10 S., R.33 E., sec. 18, 19, and 30-32; T.11 S., R.32 E., sec. 1-36; T.11 S. R.33 E., sec. 4-10, 15-22, and 28-32; T.12 S., R.32 E., sec. 1-5 and 8-12, Willamette Mer. The project planning area is located in Grant County approximately 10 miles northeast of John Day, Oregon.
Canyon Creek Complex Fire Salvage Project
EA
- Forest products In Progress
Scoping Start
01/06/2016
Est. Comment Period
04/2016
Expected: 08/2016 08/2016 Sasha Fertig
541-575-3061
sashafertig@fs.fed.us
Description: The objectives of this project are to recover the economic value of dead trees and to provide for societal needs for wood products, while maintaining the ecological integrity of post-fire habitats for woodpecker species.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48518
Location: UNIT - Blue Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project planning area is located in Grant County approximately 8 miles south of the city of John Day, Oregon.
CenturyLink Buried and Overhead Telephone Lines
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Stacia Kimbell
541-575-3349
skimbell@fs.fed.us
Description: Continued use and maintenance of buried and overhead telephone cable and necessary appurtenances located on the Blue Mountain Ranger District of the Malheur National Forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38481
Location: UNIT - Blue Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - Grant County, Oregon - Malheur National Forest John Day (Pine Creek), Hamilton, Galena, Izee Hwy., Starr Ridge, Canyon Creek, Seneca, Beech Creek, Long Creek Mt.
Magone
EIS
- Fuels management
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
02/05/2016
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
07/2016
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 Sasha Fertig
541-575-3061
sashafertig@fs.fed.us
Description: The Magone Project includes a suite of activities to restore forest resiliency, including silviculture and fuels treatments, Magone Lake restoration, recreation developments, and associated road activities.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44907
Location: UNIT - Blue Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - Not Applicable Township 11S Range 31E Sections 25-29, 32-36; Township 11S Range 32E Sections 30-32; Township 12S Range 31E Sections 1-5, 8-12, 13-15, 17-24; Township 12S Range 32E Sections 5-11, 15-20, All in the Willamette Meridian.
North Finger Complex Allotment Management Plans
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period
06/03/2015
Expected: 04/2016 04/2016 Randy Kyes
541-575-3058
rkyes@fs.fed.us
Description: Cattle grazing authorization on six existing allotments: Donaldson, Deer, Hamilton, King, Indian Ridge, and Highway.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45406
Location: UNIT - Blue Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - Not Applicable Allotments are south of State Highway 402 and west of US Highway 395.
Ragged Ruby
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Recreation management
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2016
Expected: 10/2017 10/2017 Sasha Fertig
541-575-3061
sashafertig@fs.fed.us
Description: The Ragged Ruby Project will likely include a suite of activities to restore forest resiliency, including silviculture and fuels treatments, riparian restoration, existing trail improvements, and associated road activities.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49392
Location: UNIT - Blue Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - T10S, R33E, sec 7-10, 13, and 15-36; T10S, R34E, sec 9-24 and 27-33; T11S, R33E, sec 1-5, 9-15, and 23-26; and T11S, R34E, sec 5-9, 16-21, and 28-30, W.M. The planning area is located in Grant County approximately 9 miles north of Prairie City, Oregon.
Starr Aspen
EA
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Comment Period
07/29/2015
Expected: 07/2016 07/2016 Sasha Fertig
541-575-3061
sashafertig@fs.fed.us
Description: Aspen and stream restoration in the Starr sub-watershed. Removal of encroaching conifers through commercial and non-commercial treatments. Addition of large and course wood in streams.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41023
Location: UNIT - Blue Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - Not Applicable Within the Starr sub-watershed located in Grant County on NFS lands, approximately 14 miles south of John Day, Oregon and approximately 8 miles north of Seneca, Oregon.
Malheur National Forest, Emigrant Creek Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
BLM Use of Snow Mountain Communication Site
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/05/2016
Expected: 05/2016 05/2016 Lori Bailey
541-573-4300
labailey@fs.fed.us
Description: Install a BLM repeater integration system on a Forest Service communication tower, with equipment, at the Snow Mountain repeater site.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49468
Location: UNIT - Emigrant Creek Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - Not Applicable Snow Mountain repeater site in Sec. 32, T. 18 S., R. 27 E.
Dove Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/23/2015
Est. Comment Period
05/2016
Expected: 08/2016 08/2016 Lori Bailey
541-573-4300
labailey@fs.fed.us
Description: Vegetation managment and watershed restoration activities including timber harvest and road closures and decommissioning.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45415
Location: UNIT - Emigrant Creek Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant, Harney. LEGAL - Not Applicable Lonesome Creek, Venator Creek-South Fork John Day River, Headwaters South Fork John Day River and Corral Creek subwatersheds within the Upper South Fork John Day River Watershed.
Flat Vegetation Project
EA
- Forest products
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2016
Expected: 07/2017 07/2017 Lori Bailey
541-573-4300
labailey@fs.fed.us
Description: Vegetation management and watershed restoration activities including timber harvest and road closures and decommissioning.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47364
Location: UNIT - Emigrant Creek Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant, Harney. LEGAL - Not Applicable Flat and Upper Camp Creek area, both sides of HWY 395
Malheur National Forest, Prairie City Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2016 Spring Planting
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
09/14/2015
Expected: 03/2016 05/2016 Linda Helm
541-820-3890
lshelm@fs.fed.us
Description: Replanting of fire damaged locale in order to improve stand heterogeneity.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48695
Location: UNIT - Prairie City Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - T. 13 S., R. 35 E., Sections 22, 30, and 36 On Baldy Mountain in the vicinity of the Bald Sisters Fire of August 2014, at the legal coordinates listed above.
Blue Dollar Complex Allotment Management Plans Project
EA
- Grazing management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2016
Expected: 12/2016 12/2016 Ryan Falk
541-820-3890
rfalk@fs.fed.us
Description: Evaluation of livestock grazing authorization on three existing allotments: Blue Bucket, Dollar Basin, and Star Glade.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48798
Location: UNIT - Prairie City Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Blue Dollar Complex project planning area includes approximately 42,000 acres of National Forest Systems public lands and consists of three allotments located south of Prairie City, Oregon.
Summit Creek Restoration Project
EA
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/14/2015
Est. Comment Period
05/2016
Expected: 08/2016 02/2017 Linda Helm
541-820-3890
lshelm@fs.fed.us
Description: Reduce fire hazard near evacuation route for at-risk communities; reduce stand density to increase resilience to insect and disease; protect bull trout habitat; develop pre-fire suppression old-growth stand composition; protect scenic and roadless
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42450
Location: UNIT - Prairie City Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - Not Applicable 15 miles southeast and of Prairie City and approximately 30 miles from the cities of John Day/Canyon City
Whitebark Pine Protection
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2016
Expected: 04/2016 05/2016 Linda Helm
541-820-3890
lshelm@fs.fed.us
Description: Application of Verbenone on whitebark pine to protect them from immediate mountain pine beetle attack. Additionally, removal of competing conifers from around the whitebark to increase their resilience to beetle attack and drought stress.
Location: UNIT - Prairie City Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - T15, R35E, Section 15 Sheep Mountain
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