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)
- 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, Regionwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Region)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Aquatic Invasive Species order
EA

   *NEW LISTING*

   *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Comment Period
08/12/2015
Expected: 11/2015 01/2016 James Capurso
208-557-5780
jcapurso@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of this order is to prevent the spread or introduction of aquatic invasive plant or animal species on all Forests in R6. 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=47350
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 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 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
Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision
EIS

   *UPDATED*
- 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 stategic, 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

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Road management
- Watershed 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 Site-Specific Invasive Plants Treatment
EIS

   *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
FEIS NOA in Federal Register
04/22/2015
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 Joseph Rausch
541-575-3141
jhrausch@fs.fed.us
Description: (Corrected) Treatment of known and newly discovered invasive plants using herbicide, manual, mechanical, biological and/or cultural treatments. Includes 1 non-significant forest plan amendment to allow use of aminopyralid (Milestone TM).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35614
Location: UNIT - Malheur National Forest All Units. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker, Crook, Grant, Harney, Malheur. LEGAL - Forest-wide Malheur National Forest
Verbenone Beetle Anti-Aggregant Application
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2015
Actual: 07/08/2015
07/2015 Paula Brooks
541-575-3303
pjbrooks@fs.fed.us
Description: Treat five needle pine trees and stands with pouches and the semi-liquid formulations of Verbenone to reduce the rate of mortality resulting from mountain pine bark beetle attack to the pines. Application would occur in early to mid-summer.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47004
Location: UNIT - Malheur National Forest All Units. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker, Crook, Grant, Harney, Malheur. LEGAL - Not Applicable Forest wide
Malheur National Forest, Blue Mountain Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Big Mosquito
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
- Forest products
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
In Progress
Comment Period
08/27/2014
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 Sasha Fertig
541-575-3061
sashafertig@fs.fed.us
Description: The Big Mosquito Project includes a suite of activities to restore forest resiliency, including silviculture and fuels treatments, riparian restoration, range water developments, recreation site development, and associated road activities.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41022
Location: UNIT - Blue Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - Not Applicable Big Creek and Mosquito Creek sub-watersheds approximately 25 miles north of the City of John Day, Grant Co., OR.
Camp Lick
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Road management
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 04/2016 04/2016 Randy Kyes
541-575-3058
rkyes@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.
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.
Fall Mountain Communication Site New Lease Term
CE

   *NEW LISTING*

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 08/2015
Actual: 09/01/2015
09/2015 Randy Kyes
541-575-3058
rkyes@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorization of a new 20 year lease term for the Fall Mountain Communication Site. No changes to the existing facilities or increases in scope or intensity of authorized activities are being requested at this time.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47406
Location: UNIT - Blue Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - Township 15 South, Range 31 East, SE 1/4 sec. 6, Willamette Meridian In T. 15 S., R. 31 E., SE 1/4 sec. 6, Willamette Meridian along Forest Service road 4920-607.
Magone
EIS

   *NEW LISTING*

   *UPDATED*
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
- Forest products
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
02/13/2015
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
09/2015
Expected: 02/2016 02/2016 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

   *UPDATED*
- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period
06/03/2015
Expected: 10/2015 11/2015 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.
South Fork Fire Reforestation
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
03/25/2015
Expected: 08/2015 08/2015 Randy Kyes
541-575-3058
rkyes@fs.fed.us
Description: This project proposes to revegetate approximately 1,900 acres of stand replacement patches within the South Fork Complex Fire that burned in 2014 on the Blue Mountain Ranger District.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46580
Location: UNIT - Blue Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - Not Applicable The South Fork Complex was located approximately 22 miles southwest of John Day and 6 miles southeast of Dayville, Oregon.
Starr Aspen
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Watershed management
In Progress
Comment Period
07/29/2015
Expected: 10/2015 10/2015 Randy Kyes
541-575-3058
rkyes@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 and decommissioning of riparian roads.
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
Dove Vegetation Management Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
09/2015
Expected: 07/2016 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

   *NEW LISTING*

   *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
09/2016
Expected: 07/2018 07/2018 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
Izee Allotment Management Plan
EA

   *NEW LISTING*

   *UPDATED*
- Grazing management Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2015
Actual: 08/14/2015
09/2015 Benjamin Goodin
541-573-4314
bgoodin@fs.fed.us
Description: The Emigrant Creek Ranger District, Malheur National Forest, proposes to continue authorization of livestock grazing within the Izee allotment using adaptive management strategies designed to meet Forest Plan standards and guidelines.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44567
Location: UNIT - Emigrant Creek Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant, Harney. LEGAL - Township 18 South, Range 27 East, sec. 15, 18, 19, 21-23, 25-29 & 32-36 T.18S, R.28E, sec. 30 & 31 T.19S, R.27E, sec. 1-4 & 11-13 T.19S, R.28E, sec. 3-11 & 15-21 Located approximately 33 miles northwest of Burns, Oregon within both Grant and Harney Counties. It consists of approximately 23,618 acres.
Legendary Mining Plan of Operations
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2015
Actual: 07/10/2015
07/2015 Melissa Ward
541-573-4300
mward@fs.fed.us
Description: The objective is to dig test trenches on 4 claims: CJ3, Bosco, My Mini Mine, and Chuck. This would determine the ore bearing flow in this area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47108
Location: UNIT - Emigrant Creek Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Harney. LEGAL - Not Applicable Donally Gravel Pit
Wolf Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Fuels management
Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2015
Actual: 07/23/2015
08/2015 Lori Bailey
541-573-4300
labailey@fs.fed.us
Description: Watershed restoration activities within the Wolf Creek Watershed that improve the health, vigor, and resiliency of vegetation; improve soil and watershed conditions; reduce the fire hazard, and capture the economic value of surplus trees.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42301
Location: UNIT - Emigrant Creek Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant, Harney. LEGAL - T18S R33.5E sections 1-15, 17-18; T18S R33E sections 1-3, 10-15, 23; T17S R 33.5E sections 5-9, 15-22, 27-35; T17S R33E sections 1-5, 8-16, 20-29, 33-36 Wolf Creek Watershed
Malheur National Forest, Prairie City Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Elk 16
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period
08/13/2014
Expected: 07/2015 09/2015 Sarah Bush
541-820-3807
sbush01@fs.fed.us
Description: Application of thinning, slash treatments, and prescribed fire to reduce insect outbreak and fire hazard.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32129
Location: UNIT - Prairie City Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - T16S R34E, T16S R35E, T17S R34E, T17S 35E Elk Creek and Crane Creek subwatersheds
OWRD Strawberry Creek Gauging Station SUP Renewal
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/01/2014
Expected: 07/2015 09/2015 Stacia Kimbell
541-575-3349
skimbell@fs.fed.us
Description: Renewal of Special Use Permit for the Oregon Water Resources Department Strawberry Creek Gauging Station. The gauging station has collected critical baseline stream data since 1925, and is one of the State's priority stations to maintain.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38454
Location: UNIT - Prairie City Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - SE1/4NW1/4 sec. 20, T. 14 S., R. 34 E., WM, Grant County, Oregon Strawberry Creek Watershed
Summit Creek Restoration Project
EA

   *NEW LISTING*

   *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/14/2015
Est. Comment Period
10/2015
Expected: 02/2016 02/2016 Sarah Bush
541-820-3807
sbush01@fs.fed.us
Description: NOTE: Scoping period will be extended and additional information will be added. Project: Reduce fire hazard near evacuation route for at-risk communities; reduce stand density to increase resilience to insect and disease; protect bull trout habitat;
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
Summit Prairie Pre-Commercial Thinning
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Forest products In Progress
Scoping Start
05/06/2015
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 Alissa Tanner
541-820-3847
altanner@fs.fed.us
Description: Approximately 70 acres would be hand-treated with an intermediate cut to improve stand growth and development followed by hand-piling and pile burning or jackpot burning.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46903
Location: UNIT - Prairie City Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - T 16S, R 34E, Section 3 Project is located approximately 22 miles southeast of Prairie City, OR, along County Highway 62, and Forest Road 16.
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