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.

Report Contents (click to jump to a section):
- 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 Peter Fargo
541-523-1231
bluemtnsplanrevision@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
- Road management
- Recreation 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, Blue Mountain Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Camp Lick
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Road management
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.
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

   *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
02/05/2016
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
11/2016
Expected: 02/2017 02/2017 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.
Ragged Ruby
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Recreation management
- Road management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2017
Expected: 07/2018 07/2018 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.
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
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management
In Progress
Comment Period
06/01/2016
Expected: 03/2017 04/2017 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
- Road management
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2016
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
Aspen Wildlife Thinning
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
06/09/2016
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 Justin Hadwen
541-820-3857
jhadwen@fs.fed.us
Description: The Wildlife Department of the Prairie City Ranger District plans on thinning conifers in approximately 87 separate aspen exclosures to improve aspen stand growth and regeneration.
Location: UNIT - Prairie City Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - T11 R35.5 Section 34, 33 T11 R35 Section 36 T12 R35 Section 7 T12 R34 Section 23, 26 T15 R37 Section 17 T15 R36 Sections 18, 26, 28, 31, 32, 35 T15 R35.5 Sections 24, 25 T16 R35 Sections 10, 1 In addition to sites in Item 15 above, Management Areas 1, 2, 4A, 14F, 14M, and RHCA are within the project site.
Blue Dollar Complex Allotment Management Plans Project
EA
- Grazing management Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
11/2016
Expected: 04/2017 06/2017 Jason Spence
541-820-3849
jspence@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.
Bridge Creek Prescribed Fire Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
09/16/2016
Expected: 01/2017 04/2017 Shaniko Cowie
541-820-3840
shanikocowie@fs.fed.us
Description: Prescribed burning in order to improve wildlife habitat.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50153
Location: UNIT - Prairie City Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - T11 S R35 E Sec. 33-35 T11 S R35 1/2 E Sec. 28, 33-35 T12 S R35 E Sec. 1-4, 9-16, 21- 28, 33-36 T12 S R35 1/2 E Sec. 1-23, 25-36 T13 S R35 E Sec. 1-4, 10-13 T13 S R35 1/2 E Sec. 1-11 South of Highway 26 in the Clear Creek, Dry Fork, and Wiwaanaytt Creek subwatersheds of the Bridge Creek watershed.
Cliff Knox
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Road management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2016
Expected: 10/2017 10/2017 Justin Hadwen
541-576-2107
jhadwen@fs.fed.us
Description: Vegetation management and watershed restoration activities including timber harvest and fuels treatments and associated road activities.
Location: UNIT - Prairie City Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant, Harney. LEGAL - Not Applicable Project area is approximately 40,000 acres in size and is located about 30 miles southeast of Prairie City, Oregon.
Summit Creek Restoration Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/14/2015
Est. Comment Period
10/2016
Expected: 03/2017 03/2017 Sarah Bush
541-820-3807
sbush01@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) In Progress
Scoping Start
06/08/2016
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 Teresa Corning-Sevey
541-820-3842
tcorningsevey@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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