Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

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- R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
- Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Darrington Ranger District
- Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Mt Baker Ranger District
- Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Skykomish Ranger District
- Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Snoqualmie 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
North Cascades Ecosystem Grizzly Bear Restoration Plan/Environmental Impact Statement
EIS
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
01/12/2017
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
12/2017
Expected: 02/2018 02/2018 John Rohrer
509-996-4001
jrohrer@fs.fed.us
Description: The National Park Service and Fish and Wildlife Service are preparing a North Cascades Ecosystem Grizzly Bear Restoration Plan and Environmental Impact Statement to determine how to restore the grizzly bear to the North Cascades ecosystem.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50937
Location: UNIT - Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest All Units, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest All Units. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan, King, Okanogan, Skagit, Snohomish. LEGAL - Not Applicable North Cascades Ecosystem grizzly bear recovery zone, including the North Cascades N.P., Ross Lake and Lake Chelan NRAs, and portions of Okanogan-Wenatchee and Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forests.
Olympic National Park Mountain Goat Management Plan
EIS
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
07/29/2017
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
01/2018
Expected: 03/2018 07/2018 Susan Piper
360-956-2435
spiper@fs.fed.us
Description: Non-native mountain goat removal to address resource and safety issues on the Olympic Peninsula. Goats could be removed from the Olympic National Park and Forest. Goats could be translocated to Mount Baker-Snoqualmie and Okanagon-Wenatchee NFs.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49816
Location: UNIT - Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest All Units, Olympic National Forest All Units, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest All Units. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Mason. LEGAL - Not applicable. Alpine areas on the affected National Forests.
Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail Comprehensive Plan
EA
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2017
Expected: 06/2020 07/2020 Rebecca Riegle
989-724-9381
rriegle@fs.fed.us
Description: The Comprehensive Plan will develop administrative and management goals, objectives and practices for public lands in Forest Service Regions 1 and Regions 6.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52259
Location: UNIT - Mt Baker Ranger District, Olympic National Forest All Units, Methow Valley Ranger District, Tonasket Ranger District, Republic Ranger District, Sullivan Lake Ranger District, Three Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam, Ferry, Island, Jefferson, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Skagit, Stevens, Whatcom. LEGAL - Not Applicable The trail begins at the Continental Divide in Glacier National Park and travels 1,200 miles through 7 National Forests, 3 National Parks, BLM, state, tribal, municipal and private lands in MT, ID, WA.
Mt Baker-Snoqualmie 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
King County 911 Communications Phase 2 Project
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/27/2017
Est. Comment Period
11/2017
Expected: 05/2018 06/2018 Eric Ozog
360-691-4396
comments-pacificnorthwest-mtbaker-snoqualmie@fs.fed.us
Description: King County Puget Sound Emergency Radio Network is expanding its regional emergency services network. This proposal includes leases for constructing and operating seven communication sites on Forest Service managed lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51114
Location: UNIT - Snoqualmie Ranger District, Skykomish Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - King. LEGAL - Not Applicable National Forest System managed lands along the U.S. Highway 2 and Interstate 90 corridors. Six sites on the Skykomish RD, and one site on the Snoqualmie RD.
King County 911 Upgrades Project - Phase 1
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/25/2016
Expected: 10/2017 10/2017 Eric Ozog
360-691-4396
comments-pacificnorthwest-mtbaker-snoqualmie@fs.fed.us
Description: Project would approve construction of additional facilities at existing leased communications sites on National Forest System lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49898
Location: UNIT - Snoqualmie Ranger District, Skykomish Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - King. LEGAL - T. 26 N., R. 11 E., Sec. 36; T. 25 N., R. 11 E., Sec. 12; T. 22 N., R. 11 E., Sec. 5 Two locations on Skykomish Ranger District (Maloney Ridge and Sobieski Mountain), and one location on the Snoqualmie Ranger District (Dodge Ridge, above Snoqualmie Pass).
Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Darrington Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Big Four Boardwalk Replacement
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/24/2017
Expected: 11/2017 05/2018 Bridget Wisniewski
360-436-1155
comments-pacificnorthwest-mtbaker-snoqualmie-darrington@fs.fed.us
Description: Project proposal would replace 750 feet of boardwalk within the footprint of the original trail.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51716
Location: UNIT - Darrington Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Snohomish. LEGAL - Not Applicable Township 30N; Range 10E; Section 22.
Boulder River Trailhead and Road Storage
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management Cancelled N/A N/A Bridget Wisniewski
360-436-1155
comments-pacificnorthwest-mtbaker-snoqualmie-darrington@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct new trailhead with toilet, large gravel parking area (20-30 vehicles), picnic area and signs. Place last 0.7 mile of Road 2010 in storage for use as trail until new trail route can be constructed from new parkign area to current trailhead.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35171
Location: UNIT - Darrington Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Snohomish. LEGAL - T32N R08E sections 19 and 20 10 miles W of Darrington, Snohomish County
Buck Creek Campground Restoration
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
Cancelled N/A N/A Stella Torres
360-436-2316
stellaitorres@fs.fed.us
Description: Project would restore riparian habitat where a logjam rerouted stream flow into campsites on the West side of Buck Creek campground and would upgrade campsites on the East side of Buck Creek campground to compensate for sites loss to the storm damage
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49029
Location: UNIT - Darrington Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Snohomish. LEGAL - T32N, R11E, Section 13 The project area is located on the Darrington District in the Suiattle River drainage northeast of Darrington
Darrington Blowdown Salvage
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
- Forest products
Cancelled N/A N/A Peter Forbes
360-436-1155 ext 248
pforbes@fs.fed.us
Description: Partial salvage is proposed to meet visual management objectives, access needs, and reduce concentrations of down material which would harbor bark beetles. Salvage would be located at the Old Sauk trailhead (<1 acre) and along Suiattle Rd 25(<5 ac.)
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49031
Location: UNIT - Darrington Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Snohomish. LEGAL - Not Applicable Sauk River drainage at the Old Sauk trailhead (<1 acre) and in the Suiattle River drainage along Road 25 near Conrad Creek (<5 acres),
Darrington Storm Damage Repairs
CE
- Road management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/18/2016
Expected: 12/2017 06/2018 Santino Pascua
425-888-8784
spascua02@fs.fed.us
Description: The project would repair storm-damaged trails and roads on Darrington District as funding is available. Repairs include trail tread and reconstruction. Road repairs include slide debris removal, drainage and embankment repairs, and reconstruction.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49024
Location: UNIT - Darrington Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Snohomish. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project work is located throughout the Darrington District.
Gold Basin Habitat Restoration Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Comment Period
12/20/2016
Expected: 12/2017 06/2018 Peter Forbes
360-436-1155 ext 248
comments-pacificnorthwest-mtbaker-snoqualmie-darrington@fs.fed.us
Description: Reduce sediment delivery from the Gold Basin slide to the S.F. Stillaguamish River to improve salmonid habitat. Includes: construction of live crib, sediment detention basins, diversion fencing, grading, large woody debris structures, & re-vegetation
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47205
Location: UNIT - Darrington Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Snohomish. LEGAL - T30N R08E Sections 13,14,23 and 24. Project is located east of Verlot in the S.F. of the Stillaguamish River basin, in the slide area across(north)from the Gold Basin campground.
Green Mountain Trail Re-route
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/24/2017
Expected: 11/2017 05/2018 Bridget Wisniewski
360-436-1155
bwisniewski@fs.fed.us
Description: The project would relocate 1600 feet of trail. The project would reduce grade and create safer terrain for hikers. The reduction in grade would also promote vegetation health along the trail, by minimizing impacts of erosion.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51714
Location: UNIT - Darrington Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Snohomish. LEGAL - Not Applicable Township 32N; Range 12E; Section 10.
Lost Creek Bridge Replacement
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Road management
- Watershed management
Cancelled N/A N/A Peter Wagner
360-856-2621
pswagner@fs.fed.us
Description: Replace the Lost Creek Bridge, an undersized and deteriorating timber bridge on Road #49 with a longer steel or concrete bridge. The bridge is located across Lost Creek on Road #49 in the North Fork of the Sauk River drainage.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35195
Location: UNIT - Darrington Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Snohomish. LEGAL - T30N R11E Section 13 North Fork of the Sauk River drainage, Snohomish County
Milk Creek Trail Connection
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/24/2017
Expected: 10/2017 05/2018 Bridget Wisniewski
360-436-1155
comments-pacificnorthwest-mtbaker-snoqualmie-darrington@fs.fed.us
Description: This project proposes to replace a bridge crossing the Suiattle River, reconnecting Milk Creek Trail and providing access to the Pacific Crest Trail.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51715
Location: UNIT - Darrington Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Snohomish. LEGAL - Not Applicable Township 32N; Range 12E; Section 24 and 25.
Mountain Loop Vegetation and Road Management
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
Cancelled N/A N/A Peter Forbes
360-436-1155 ext 248
pforbes@fs.fed.us
Description: Vegetation management would include pocket openings (approximately 2 acres) for scenic vistas, thinning of forest stands (approximately 27 acres) along the Mt. Loop for forest stand enhancement and removal of vegetation overhanging roads and ditches.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46955
Location: UNIT - Darrington Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Snohomish. LEGAL - T31N R11E, Sections 19, 29, 30 and 32, and T30N R11E, Sections 4, 5 and 9. This project is located along Forest Service Road 20, approximately 12 to 18 miles southeast of the town of Darrington in Snohomish County, Washington.
S.F. Stillaguamish Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Comment Period
06/01/2017
Expected: 12/2017 12/2017 Phyllis Reed
360-436-2332
comments-pacificnorthwest-mtbaker-snoqualmie-darrington@usda.gov
Description: Thin second-growth forest within S.F. Stillaguamish River drainage to promote forest structure for old-growth associated species and maintain and enhance Riparian Reserve conditions. Recreation improvements and road decommissioning also included.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48837
Location: UNIT - Darrington Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Snohomish. LEGAL - Not Applicable S.F. Stillaguamish River drainage including Canyon Creek, located east of Granite Falls
Straight Creek and All Creek: Aquatic Organism Passage
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
04/24/2017
Expected: 10/2017 05/2018 Richard Vacirca
530-543-2768
rvacirca@fs.fed.us
Description: This project would consist of replacing two existing culverts, re-grading of streambed, installing culvert structure that fits aquatic organism needs, and re-establishing the road segment including erosion control measures with seeding and mulching.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51718
Location: UNIT - Darrington Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Snohomish. LEGAL - Not Applicable Township 32N; Range 11E; Section 7.
USGS Glacier Peak Seismic Monitoring Stations
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/15/2015
Est. Comment Period
07/2017
Expected: 10/2017 10/2017 Todd Griffin
360-677-2258
comments-pacificnorthwest-mtbaker-snoqualmie@fs.fed.us
Description: This project would issue a 20-year permit for USGS to install and maintain four seismic monitoring stations around Glacier Peak.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46957
Location: UNIT - Darrington Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Snohomish. LEGAL - T30N, R14E, Sections 24 and 29, and T30N, R12E, Section 5 and T31N, R15E, Section 5 All project sites are located in Glacier Peak Wilderness, 4 to 8 miles from the top of Glacier Peak.
White Chuck Trail Flood Repairs
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Facility management Cancelled N/A N/A Dawn Erickson
360-436-1155
derickson@fs.fed.us
Description: Relocation of 4 miles of the White Chuck Trail using motorized equipment in the wilderness
Location: UNIT - Darrington Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Snohomish. LEGAL - T30N, R13E, S 1, 12, 13; T30N, R14E, S 19, 30 Upper White Chuck valley
Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Mt Baker Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Baker Lake Entrance Station
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2017
Expected: 12/2017 06/2018 Daniel McDermott
360-854-2611
comments-pacificnorthwest-mtbaker-snoqualmie-mtbaker@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will establish a visitor information station and other associated facilities at an entrance portal to Baker Lake Basin.
Location: UNIT - Mt Baker Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Whatcom. LEGAL - T37N; R8E; Sec. 25 This project is located in Whatcom County, WA approximately 9 miles north of Concrete, WA in Township 37N; Range 8E; Section 25. This project is accessed from the Baker Lake Road, FS 11.
Elbow Lake Trail, Middle Fork Nooksack River Bridge Construction
CE
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Daniel McDermott
360-854-2611
comments-pacificnorthwest-mtbaker-snoqualmie-mtbaker@fs.fed.us
Description: This project would allow the installation of a 70' trail bridge over the MF Nooksack River. The project would also create a new parking area(up to 10 vehicles), and relocate less than one mile of stock trail to connect to the original trail.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50977
Location: UNIT - Mt Baker Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Whatcom. LEGAL - T38N; R7E; Secs. 31, 32 This project is located in Whatcom County, approximately 16 miles east of Deming, WA in Township 38N; Range 7E; Sections 31 and 32.
Excelsior Mine Plan of Operations
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2017
Expected: 07/2018 08/2018 Todd Griffin
425-783-6033
comments-pacificnorthwest-mtbaker-snoqualmie-mtbaker@fs.fed.us
Description: Improve access to mine site, repair underground infrastructure, and conduct sampling underground.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43458
Location: UNIT - Mt Baker Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Whatcom. LEGAL - NW ¼ Sec. 5, and NE ¼ Sec. 6, T39N, R8E, W.M. The Excelsior Plan of Operation project is located in the North Cascades, approximately seven miles east of Glacier, Whatcom County, Washington, on the south side of Highway 542
Puget Sound Hydro Easement
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Cancelled N/A N/A Sue ShermanBiery
360-854-2660
sshermanbiery@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposal is to issue a 20 year Special Use Authorization to grant access on approximately 625 feet of existing Forest Service Road 3045 from the entrance of Excelsior Campground to private property.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39908
Location: UNIT - Mt Baker Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Whatcom. LEGAL - T39N R8E Sec. 31 The project area lies seven miles east of Glacier, WA
Swen Larsen Quarry Expansion
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
06/08/2017
Expected: 12/2017 05/2018 Todd Griffin
360-677-2258
comments-pacificnorthwest-mtbaker-snoqualmie-mtbaker@fs.fed.us
Description: Amend the existing Plan of Operations to expand the quarry by 9.98 acres on National Forest System Lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50073
Location: UNIT - Mt Baker Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Skagit, Whatcom. LEGAL - Sections 34 & 35, T38N, R6E, W.M. The project is located in the Whatcom County approximately 10 miles east-southeast of Deming, WA in Sec 34 & 35, T38N, R6E, W.M.
USGS South Cascade Glacier Research Station
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Sue ShermanBiery
360-856-5700
sshermanbiery@fs.fed.us
Description: The USFS proposes to issue a 20 year permit to USGS Ice and Climate Project, to continue the operation and maintenance of the research station at S Cascade Glacier, in the Glacier Peak Wilderness area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42137
Location: UNIT - Mt Baker Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Skagit. LEGAL - T33N, R13E, Sec. 2 South Cascade Glacier in the Glacier Peaks Wilderness
Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Skykomish Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Beckler River Confluence Restoration
CE
- Watershed management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2017
Expected: 12/2017 07/2019 Karen Chang
425-888-1421 x219
comments-pacificnorthwest-mtbaker-snoqualmie-skykomish@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct 5-10 large woody debris jams in the Beckler River to reconnect relic channels between the Beckler and South Fork Skykomish River floodplains, and to reconnect a side channel along the right-bank of the Beckler.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52144
Location: UNIT - Skykomish Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - King. LEGAL - T26N, R11E, Sec 25, NW 1/4 Lower .4 mile of the Beckler River
Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Snoqualmie Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
7222 Connector Road
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Watershed management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2017
Expected: 04/2018 04/2018 Melissa Shelley
541-523-1929
comments-pacificnorthwest-mtbaker-snoqualmie-snoqualmie@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct approx .25 mile of road to connect Rd 7222 at with Rd 7224 to access the upper part of the George Creek subwatershed. Decommission approx. 3 miles of Rd 7224 that is high risk for landslides and aquatics.
Location: UNIT - Snoqualmie Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pierce. LEGAL - Not Applicable T18N, R10E. Sec 12
Snoqualmie District 2016 ERFO Road Repairs
CE
- Recreation management
- Road management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2017
Expected: 01/2018 06/2018 Felix Nishida
425-783-6081
comments-pacificnorthwest-mtbaker-snoqualmie@fs.fed.us
Description: Repair of storm-damaged roads and trails in the Snoqualmie Ranger District, including Forest Service led repair work proposed for Cedar-Mainline Road FSR 50 at MP 23.38. Additional ERFO repairs led by Federal Highways Administration.
Location: UNIT - Snoqualmie Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - King. LEGAL - Not Applicable National Forest System Road 50, mile post 23.38. Gold Creek Pond Trail Bridge.
Snoquera Landscape Analysis
EA
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2017
Expected: 09/2018 10/2018 Melissa Shelley
360-677-2258
comments-pacificnorthwest-mtbaker-snoqualmie-snoqualmie@fs.fed.us
Description: Landscape scale analysis, scope and scale yet to be determined based on input received from interested parties.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51969
Location: UNIT - Snoqualmie Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - King, Pierce. LEGAL - Not Applicable Southern portion of Snoqualmie Ranger District, formerly known as the White River Ranger District.
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