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, Regionwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Region)
- 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, North Bend Ranger District
- Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Skykomish Ranger District
- Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, White River 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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Comment Period
08/12/2015
Expected: 03/2016 03/2016 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.
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
Ski Clubs Special Use Permit Reissue for Skykomish and Snoqualmie Ranger Districts
CE
- Special use management
- Recreation management
Analysis Completed Expected: 03/2016
Actual: 12/28/2015
04/2016 Rachel Lipsky
425-888-8750
rslipsky@fs.fed.us
Description: This is to reauthorize 19 existing ski clubs at Stevens Pass and in the vicinity of Dry Creek and Crystal Mt. Ski Area in the White River drainage
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47655
Location: UNIT - Skykomish Ranger District, White River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - King, Pierce. LEGAL - T.18N., R.10E., portion of Sections 27; T.17N., R10E, portion of Section 24; T.17N., R.11E., portion of Section 19; T.26N.,R.13E.,portions of Sections 13 and 14. Existing ski clubs at Stevens Pass and in the vicinity of Dry Creek and Crystal Mt. Ski Area in the White River drainage.
Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Darrington Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Boulder River Trailhead and Road Storage
CE
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Carol Gladsjo
360-436-2316
cgladsjo@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
Bull Bear Trail construction
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/15/2015
Expected: 03/2016 07/2016 Gary Paull
360-436-2329
gpaull@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct approximately 5.75 miles of new trail between Rat Trap Pass and Skaar Pass for trail access to Circle Peak/Crystal Lake areas. The trail would partially replace existing trail that is expensive and difficult to manage to desired standards.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46956
Location: UNIT - Darrington Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Snohomish. LEGAL - T31N R11E Sections 2 and 3, T32N R11E Sections 33,34, and 35 on the Darrington Ranger District Project is located 10 to 14 miles east of the town of Darrington, off of Forest Service Road 27.
Gold Basin Habitat Restoration Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Comment Period
07/15/2015
Expected: 02/2016 06/2016 Peter Forbes
360-436-1155 ext 248
pforbes@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.
Lost Creek Bridge Replacement
CE
- Watershed management
- Road management
On Hold 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
Mountain Loop Vegetation and Road Management
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/15/2015
Expected: 09/2015 09/2015 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.
North Mountain Lookout Restoration
CE
- Special use management
- Land ownership management
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/15/2015
Expected: 03/2016 03/2016 Stella Torres
360-436-2316
stellaitorres@fs.fed.us
Description: Provide a special use permit for Friends of North Mountain Lookout to repair and maintain the existing North Mountain Lookout for future recreational use in accord with the standards for structures eligible for the National Historic Register.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46958
Location: UNIT - Darrington Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Snohomish. LEGAL - T33N R09E, Section 26, SE1/4 The project is located on North Mountain , accessed by road 2810, 4.5 miles north of Darrington.
USGS Glacier Peak Seismic Monitoring Stations
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/15/2015
Expected: 03/2016 07/2016 Eric Ozog
360-691-4396
eozog@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
- Facility management On Hold 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
Fish Fry Release into Upper Baker Lake
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/02/2015
Expected: 06/2016 12/2016 Jeremy Gilman
360-854-2633
jmgilman@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue special use permit that allows development of a fish fry release site on the north side of Baker Lake
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46641
Location: UNIT - Mt Baker Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Whatcom. LEGAL - T38N; R9E; Sec. 33 and T37N; R9E; Sec. 4 This project is located on the north side of Baker lake in Whatcom County, WA approximately 14 miles northeast of Concrete, WA.
Glacier House Conveyance
CE
- Facility management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/16/2013
Expected: 10/2015 11/2015 Amelia Anthony
425-783-6095
asanthony@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will reduce facilities operations and maintenance costs, the number of unused facilities and administrative site maintenance backlog through the sale of one house, a detached garage and a small cement bunker on 0.51 acre of land.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44264
Location: UNIT - Mt Baker Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Whatcom. LEGAL - Township 39N; Range 7E; Section 6 WM This project is located within the town of Glacier in Whatcom County, WA and accessed from SR 542 and Vaughn Avenue.
North Fork Nooksack ATM
EA
- Road management In Progress
Comment Period
02/04/2016
Expected: 05/2016 08/2016 Christopher Stewart
760-376-3781 x 683
csstewart@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will evaluate roads within the Upper North Fork Nooksack River Watershed to balance access needs with resource protection and budget. It will determine which roads to retain, which roads are no longer needed, and identify road treatments
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47563
Location: UNIT - Mt Baker Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Whatcom. LEGAL - Portions of T38N, R7E; T39N, R7E & R8E; T40N, R6E-9E;and T41N, R7E. This project is located in Whatcom County in northwest Washington State and north, south and east of the town of Glacier.
Proposed Access Improvements, Repairs, and Sampling at the Great Excelsior Mine
EA
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A Eric Ozog
360-691-4396
eozog@fs.fed.us
Description: Redevelop the Great Excelsior Mine in two phases in preparation for future extraction of gold and silver bearing ore.
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 Great 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
- Special use management On Hold 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
Removal of Unauthorized Road at Baker Lake
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
02/27/2015
Expected: 12/2015 01/2016 Jeremy Gilman
360-854-2633
jmgilman@fs.fed.us
Description: Remove 700 feet of an unauthorized road from Baker lake that is below full pool and scarify, revegetate, and place downed wood on access road. Heavy equipment would be used to excavate and remove soil, scarify, and place downed wood.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46647
Location: UNIT - Mt Baker Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Whatcom. LEGAL - t38N; R9E; Sec. 36 NE 1/4 WM This project is located on the east end of Baker Lake in Whatcom County, WA, approximately 16 miles north northeast of the town of Concrete, WA.
South Fork Nooksack Trail Reconstruction
CE
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Otis Allen
360-856-5700
oallen@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to relocate 1.2 miles of the South Fork Nooksack Trail #602 out of the floodplain and repair an additional two miles of existing trail.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39786
Location: UNIT - Mt Baker Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Whatcom. LEGAL - T37N, R7E, Secs. 21, 22, 27 and 34 Mt Baker Ranger District, northeast of Sedro-Woolley, WA
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, North Bend Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Dirty Harry Road-to-Trail
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/13/2016
Expected: 03/2016 06/2016 Andy Bryden
360-677-2214
abryden@fs.fed.us
Description: Convert approximately 0.6 miles of non-system road to trail. This is a portion of a larger non-system road that connects a State Parks trailhead to Dirty Harry Peak across two sections of land managed by DNR, who would manage the entire trail.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47449
Location: UNIT - North Bend Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - King. LEGAL - Not Applicable Trailhead is approximately two miles north of Exit 38 from Interstate 90.
Talapus Lake Trail Reconstruction
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/11/2016
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 Tom Davis
425-744-3260
tdavis@fs.fed.us
Description: Relocations and reconstruction of portions of Talapus Lake Trail # 1039 and relocation of Talapus Cutoff Trail # 1039.1 to hiker only Trail Development Class 3 (moderate level of development) standards.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47448
Location: UNIT - North Bend Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - King. LEGAL - Not Applicable Talapus Lake trailhead is accessed by Forest Service Road 9030 from Exit 45 off Interstate 90
Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Skykomish Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Communications Use Lease Renewals
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Todd Griffin
360-677-2258
toddgriffin@fs.fed.us
Description: Renew communications use lease for existing Maloney Ridge communications sites.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=16036
Location: UNIT - Skykomish Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Snohomish. LEGAL - Sec 36, T26N, R11E Maloney Ridge, Skykomish RD, southwest of the town of Skykomish WA.
Frog Mountain and Alpine Falls Trail Construction
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/03/2014
Expected: 08/2015 06/2017 Tom Davis
425-744-3260
tdavis@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct about 3.8mi of trail from the gravel pit on Forest Service Road 6550-610 north of Jacks Pass to the summit of Frog Mtn. Construct about 750ft of trail with viewpoints of Alpine Falls, adjacent to Hwy 2, about 6mi east of Skykomish.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44653
Location: UNIT - Skykomish Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Snohomish. LEGAL - T28N, R12E, portions of Sections 29, 30, and 31 This project is located approximately 13 miles north of State Highway 2 and the Town of Skykomish, WA.
Money Creek Fish Drop Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2015
Actual: 11/30/2015
08/2016 Andy Bryden
360-677-2214
abryden@fs.fed.us
Description: Establish a fish drop site for WDFW trap and haul program and issue a Special Use Permit for a 10 year period. WDFW proposes to improve the access road, clear vegetation, grade, and add surfacing to accommodate the fish truck.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47399
Location: UNIT - Skykomish Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - King. LEGAL - T26N, RllE, Sec 20 NEl/4 and Sec 21 NW 1/4 Just south of Money Creek Bridge near the intersection of Highway 2 and Old Cascade Highway west of the Town of Skykomish
Sultan Roads Improvement and Decomissioning Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Road management
In Progress
Comment Period
01/14/2016
Expected: 09/2016 06/2017 Rachel Lipsky
425-888-8750
rslipsky@fs.fed.us
Description: Treat and put in storage approximately 0.5 miles of Forest Service Road (FSR) 6122. Decommission approximately 4.1 miles of system and non-system roads including FSRs 6100-050, 6122-115, and 6124-114. Remove a log stringer bridge.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38459
Location: UNIT - Skykomish Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Snohomish. LEGAL - Township 29 North, Range 8 East, Sections 22, 23, and 25-28; and T29N, R9E, Sec. 30, W.M. Sultan Basin, north of the town of Sultan and just east of Spada Lake
Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, White River Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Greenwater Access and Travel Management Project
EA
- Road management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/28/2015
Est. Comment Period
04/2016
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 Karen Chang
425-888-8758
kchang@fs.fed.us
Description: This project would decide which roads to retain and at what maintenance levels, and which roads are no longer needed. The project would describe treatments needed to minimize impacts to other resources and comply with laws and Forest Plan direction.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47991
Location: UNIT - White River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - King, Pierce. LEGAL - Not Applicable Roads are primarily in the Lower Greenwater River subwatershed and portions of the Upper White River/Silver Creek subwatershed east of Hwy 410.
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