Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

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Report Contents (click to jump to a section):
- R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Regionwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Region)
- Mt. Hood National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Mt. Hood National Forest, Barlow Ranger District
- Mt. Hood National Forest, Clackamas River Ranger District
- Mt. Hood National Forest, Hood River Ranger District
- Mt. Hood National Forest, Zigzag 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 to prevent the spread or introduction of aquatic invasive species
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
05/05/2014
Expected: 04/2015 05/2015 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. 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=44360
Location: UNIT - R6 - Pacific Northwest Region All Units. STATE - Oregon, Washington. COUNTY - Baker, Clackamas, Douglas, Grant, Jefferson, Lane, Linn, Marion, Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wheeler, Asotin, Clark, Columbia, Cowlitz, Ferry, Garfield, King, Klickitat, Lewis, Pend Oreille, Pierce, Skagit, Skamania, Snohomish, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whatcom. 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 tribal and public scoping lists.
Mt. Hood 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
Cooper Spur-Government Camp Land Exchange
EIS
- Land ownership management In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
10/13/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
06/2015
Expected: 02/2016 02/2016 Jennie O'Connor Card
406-522-2537
jennieoconnorcard@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service would convey 120 acres of property at Government Camp and acquire 770 acres of private land at Cooper Spur. This land exchange was mandated by Congress in the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33072
Location: UNIT - Hood River Ranger District, Zigzag Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas, Hood River. LEGAL - Not Applicable Government Camp, Oregon, and Cooper Spur area, Oregon
Road Decommissioning for Habitat Restoration, Increment #3 (Barlow and Hood River Ranger Districts)
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/30/2014
Est. Comment Period
10/2015
Expected: 05/2016 05/2016 Casey Gatz
541-352-1255
cgatz@fs.fed.us
Description: Decommissioning roads to improve hydrologic function and reduce adverse impacts to aquatic habitat on the Barlow and Hood River Ranger Districts.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34050
Location: UNIT - Barlow Ranger District, Hood River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Hood River, Wasco. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project area includes the White River watershed and Tygh Creek subwatershed.
USGS Volcanic Monitoring Stations in the Mt. Hood Wilderness
CE
- Special use management
- Research
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/16/2015
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 MaryEllen Fitzgerald
503-668-1429
mfitzgerald@fs.fed.us
Description: Four monitoring stations would be installed in Mt. Hood Wilderness. They would be assembled and maintained by U.S. Geological Survey. The data would assess volcanic activity and assist in communications regarding volcanic hazards and public safety.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46254
Location: UNIT - Hood River Ranger District, Zigzag Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas, Hood River. LEGAL - Not Applicable Mt. Hood Wilderness
Mt. Hood National Forest, Barlow Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Dog River Pipeline Replacement
EA
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Casey Gatz
541-352-1255
cgatz@fs.fed.us
Description: The existing Dog River pipeline, which is an important component of The Dalles' public drinking water supply, is deteriorating, leaking from tree damage, and exhibiting corrosion. This project proposes to replace the existing pipeline.
Location: UNIT - Barlow Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Hood River, Wasco. LEGAL - T2S, R10E, Sections 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, and 11 The Dog River pipeline conveys water from the Dog River diversion dam to the south fork of Mill Creek.
Mt. Hood National Forest, Clackamas River Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Goat Mountain Thin
EA
- Forest products In Progress
Scoping Start
03/05/2014
Est. Comment Period
05/2015
Expected: 11/2015 11/2015 James Roden
503-630-8767
jroden@fs.fed.us
Description: Thinning second-growth stands on approximately 2,800 acres of mid-aged stands ranging in age from 30 to 60 years old in parts of the Middle Clackamas, Lower Clackamas, and Lower Molalla River Watersheds.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43852
Location: UNIT - Clackamas River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas. LEGAL - Not Applicable Sourth Fork Clackamas River and Clear Creek
Indian Henry Campground
EA
- Recreation management
- Facility management
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/01/2013
Est. Comment Period
07/2015
Expected: 03/2016 03/2016 Kathleen Walker
503-622-3191
kwalker@fs.fed.us
Description: Assessment of options to deal with removing hazard trees caused by root diseases in Indian Henry Campground and modernization of facilities. Most of campground is closed at this time due to hazard.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42342
Location: UNIT - Clackamas River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas. LEGAL - Not Applicable Indian Henry Campground
Lemiti Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/21/2012
Est. Comment Period
04/2015
Expected: 10/2015 11/2015 James Roden
503-630-8767
jroden@fs.fed.us
Description: Fuels reduction and salvage of bug killed lodgepole pine on approximately 2,300 acres. Fuel treatments would include a mix of actions such as harvesting and removing trees, precommercial thinning, pruning, slash piling and pile burning.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38290
Location: UNIT - Clackamas River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas, Marion. LEGAL - Not Applicable Lemiti Butte
Restoration 2015
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
Comment Period
04/25/2014
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 Tom Horning
503-630-8798
thorning@fs.fed.us
Description: Formerly called Restoration 2014.Fish habitat, watershed restoration, & water quality restoration projects. Projects include instream log & boulder placement, side channel creation, road closure, decommissioning & repair of vehicle damage.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38291
Location: UNIT - Clackamas River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas, Marion. LEGAL - Not Applicable district wide
Mt. Hood National Forest, Hood River Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Lava Restoration
EA
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Watershed management
Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2015
Actual: 04/29/2015
05/2015 Casey Gatz
541-575-3031
cgatz@fs.fed.us
Description: Improve forest health in West, East & Middle Fork of Hood River subwatersheds. Treatments include plantation thinning, firewood removal & huckleberry enhancement, plus decommissioning 2.1 miles and closing (year round & seasonal) 22.3 miles of roads.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40686
Location: UNIT - Hood River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Hood River. LEGAL - T1S R8.5E Sections 25 and 36, T1S R9E Sections 1 and 6-36 West, East & Middle Fork of Hood River Subwatersheds
Polallie Cooper Hazardous Fuels Reduction
EA
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/16/2015
Est. Comment Period
06/2015
Expected: 02/2016 02/2016 Casey Gatz
541-352-1255
cgatz@fs.fed.us
Description: Reduce fuels loading in fire adapted plant communities in the Cooper Spur Wildland Urban Interface located in the East Fork of Hood River watershed. Treatments may include plantation thinning, firewood removal, fuel break & natural stand thinning.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40687
Location: UNIT - Hood River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Hood River. LEGAL - T1S, R9E Sections 10-11, 14-15, 35-39, PB43 & PB44; T1S R10E Sections 4-10, 17-18 & 32-33 East Fork Hood River Watershed; Pinnacle Creek, East and Middle Fork of the Hood River, and Dog River Subwatersheds
Tilly Jane Hazardous Fuels Reduction
CE
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Fuels management
Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2015
Actual: 05/11/2015
06/2015 Casey Gatz
541-352-1255
cgatz@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of the project is to remove ladder fuel on 34 acres within and around the Tilly Jane Campground to protect the historic site and campground from a large scale disturbance.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46653
Location: UNIT - Hood River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Hood River. LEGAL - Township 02 S., Range 09 E., Section 14, 15. Willamette Meridian The proposed project would occur on 34 acres within and around the Tilly Jane Campground located on the Hood River Ranger District of the Mt. Hood National Forest.
Mt. Hood National Forest, Zigzag Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bull Run Land Exchange
EA
- Land ownership management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/12/2010
Est. Comment Period
10/2015
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 Leanne Veldhuis
503-622-2030
lveldhuis@fs.fed.us
Description: The Mt. Hood National Forest would convey 2,890 acres of land to the City of Portland, and acquire 2,440 acres of city land, all in the Bull Run Watershed Management Unit.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33120
Location: UNIT - Zigzag Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas, Multnomah. LEGAL - Not Applicable Within the Bull Run Watershed Management Unit
Forest Plan Amendment to Update the Bull Run Watershed Management Unit Land Use Allocation
CE
- Land management planning Cancelled N/A N/A Leanne Veldhuis
503-622-2030
lveldhuis@fs.fed.us
Description: Change all Land Use Allocations to DA-1 (Bull Run Watershed)and DA-3 (Research Natural Area) and update the Plan Standards & Guidlines to comply with Omnibus Parks & Public Lands Management and Little Sandy River Watershed Protection Acts.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45411
Location: UNIT - Zigzag Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas. LEGAL - Not Applicable Bull Run Watershed Management Unit
Lady Creek Water System Replacement
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/17/2015
Expected: 05/2015 07/2015 Leanne Veldhuis
503-622-2030
lveldhuis@fs.fed.us
Description: Replace and upgrade existing Lady Creek waterlines serving recreation residence cabins because the existing lines are leaking and have reached the end of their service life. These waterlines are along National Forest System Roads 2620, 220E and 2632.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45932
Location: UNIT - Zigzag Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas. LEGAL - T3S, R7E, Section 11 and T3S, R8E, Section 32 Water line serves the recreation residents along National Forest Service Roads 2620, 220E, and 2632.
Mazama Lodge Parking Area Expansion
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/10/2014
Est. Comment Period
06/2015
Expected: 01/2016 01/2016 Leanne Veldhuis
503-622-2030
lveldhuis@fs.fed.us
Description: The Mazamas are proposing to expand an existing 3-4 stall parking area located south of the Mazama Lodge on NFSR 2600530 into approximately 66 parking stalls and one bus pull-out, to mitigate a long-standing visitor safety issue.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45241
Location: UNIT - Zigzag Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas. LEGAL - T 3 S, R 8 1/2 E, Sec 24, WM. The proposed project area is located on National Forest System Road (NFSR) 2600530, just north of US Highway 26 and Oregon Highway 173.
Muddy Fork Bridge and Sandy River Trail Reconstruction
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/06/2014
Expected: 05/2015 06/2015 Kathleen Walker
503-622-3191
kwalker@fs.fed.us
Description: The Muddy Fork trail bridge would be replaced to provide a safe crossing for hikers. Also, portions of the Sandy River Trail would be reconstructed by installing drainage structures including drain dips, waterbars, rock armoring and check dams.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42410
Location: UNIT - Zigzag Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas. LEGAL - Not Applicable The bridge is located on the Pacific Crest Trail where the trail crosses the Muddy Fork River. The easiest way to access the trail bridge is by Ramona Falls Trailhead.
Pioneer Bridle Trail CE
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/06/2014
Expected: 05/2015 06/2015 Kathleen Walker
503-622-3191
kwalker@fs.fed.us
Description: The Pioneer Bridle trail will need to be relocated and reconstructed in sections where the ODOT highway expansion project will effect the trail location. Aproximately 1/2 mile of trail over a 2-mile stretch will be relocated.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42351
Location: UNIT - Zigzag Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Pioneer Bridle trail is located between Glacier View Snopark and Tollgate Trailhead.
SkiBowl Mountain Bike Trail Addition
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/27/2015
Expected: 06/2015 07/2015 Shawnee Hinman
541-352-1245
sfhinman@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct an additional 2 miles of downhill mountain bike trails within the Mt. Hood SkiBowl permit boundary. The proposed trail would go from the Upper Bowl Chairlift to Lower Bowl Chair area. Some of the trail would be within existing roads.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46854
Location: UNIT - Zigzag Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas. LEGAL - Not Applicable Mt. Hood SkiBowl Ski Area Permit Area
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