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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- 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


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
Government Camp - Cooper Spur Land Exchange
EIS

   *NEW LISTING*
- Land ownership management In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
10/28/2016
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
01/2018
Expected: 05/2018 09/2018 Michelle Lombardo
503-668-1796
mlombardo@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service would convey approximately 110 acres of property near Government Camp and acquire about 765 acres of private land near 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
Portland General Electric (PGE) Special Use Permit Re-issuance
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/10/2016
Est. Comment Period
04/2017
Expected: 11/2017 12/2017 MaryEllen Fitzgerald
503-622-3191ext 625
mfitzgerald@fs.fed.us
Description: The primary purpose of this project is to renew and combine PGE's existing special use permits into one special use permit in order to allow PGE continued access, operation, and maintenance of existing powerline facilities.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50532
Location: UNIT - Clackamas River Ranger District, Hood River Ranger District, Zigzag Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas, Hood River, Multnomah. LEGAL - Not Applicable PGE facilities on Clackamas, Hood River and Zigzag Ranger Districts. This project does not include facilities associated with Bethel-Round Butte Transmission Line or Clackamas Hydroelectric Project.
Road Decommissioning for Habitat Restoration, Increment #3 (Barlow and Hood River Ranger Districts)
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Cancelled N/A N/A 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
EA
- Special use management
- Research
In Progress
Comment Period
07/27/2016
Expected: 04/2017 09/2017 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
Crystal Clear Restoration (CCR)
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management
- Forest products
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2017
Expected: 10/2017 06/2018 Casey Gatz
541-575-3031
comments-pacificnorthwest-mthood-barlow@fs.fed.us
Description: The Crystal Clear Restoration (CCR) Project looks to harvest timber and conduct fuel treatments to improve stand health by increasing resiliency, enhancing diversity, restoring pine/oak habitat and reduce hazardous fuel levels.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50582
Location: UNIT - Barlow Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Hood River, Wasco. LEGAL - T.4S., R.8.5E.; T.4S., R.9E.; T.4S., R.10E.; T.5S., R.8.5E.; T.5S.,R.9.E.; T.5S., R.10E.; T.5S., R.11E.; Willamette Meridian Parts of the Upper White River, Middle White River, Clear-Frog Creek, Middle Beaver Creek, and Wapinitia Creek Subwatersheds within the White River, Middle Deschutes River, and Beaver Creek Watershed
Dog River Pipeline Replacement
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/25/2016
Est. Comment Period
05/2017
Expected: 08/2017 08/2017 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34721
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.
Rocky Restoration Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/29/2015
Est. Comment Period
03/2017
Expected: 07/2017 07/2017 Casey Gatz
541-575-3031
cgatz@fs.fed.us
Description: The Rocky Restoration Project looks to improve the health and vigor of forested stands, and improve conditions for wildlife and aquatic resources, while reducing the risk of human-caused fires on nonfederal lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48037
Location: UNIT - Barlow Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wasco. LEGAL - T.03S R.10E Section 35,36, T.03S R.11E Section 35,36, T.03S R.12E Section 31, T.04S R.10E Section 1-3,10-15,T.04S R.11E Section 1-23, T.04S R.12E Section 6 Rocky Restoration Project is located approximately 20 miles south of The Dalles, and just west of the community of Sportsman Park and the Rock Creek Reservoir.
Mt. Hood National Forest, Clackamas River Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Hunter
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Forest products
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/08/2016
Est. Comment Period
05/2017
Expected: 10/2017 06/2018 James Roden
503-630-8767
jroden@fs.fed.us
Description: Integrated Resource Management. A project in the Upper Clackamas Watershed that includes vegetation management, aquatic/riparian management and transportation system management.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48097
Location: UNIT - Clackamas River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas, Marion. LEGAL - Not Applicable Upper Clackamas Watershed
Indian Henry Campground
EA
- Facility management
- Recreation management
On Hold N/A N/A James Roden
503-630-8722
jroden@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
North Clack Integrated Resource Project
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Recreation management
- Road management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2017
Expected: 06/2018 08/2018 James Roden
503-630-8767
jroden@fs.fed.us
Description: Vegetation management and other related projects in the North Clackamas area of the Clackamas River Ranger District.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50475
Location: UNIT - Clackamas River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas. LEGAL - Not Applicable North Clackamas watershed. Roads 4610, 4611, 4612, 4613 and their tributaries.
Mt. Hood National Forest, Hood River Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Clear Branch Dam Improvements
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/22/2016
Est. Comment Period
01/2017
Expected: 07/2017 08/2017 Casey Gatz
541-575-3031
cgatz@fs.fed.us
Description: This project looks to conduct dam-specific improvements as well as fisheries related improvements to support local anadromous fisheries.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49138
Location: UNIT - Hood River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Hood River. LEGAL - Not Applicable Laurance Lake is the reservoir constructed in 1968 by the installation of Clear Branch Dam. The project will impact the dam, reservoir, and pipes below the outlet.
Polallie Cooper Hazardous Fuels Reduction
EA
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period
01/26/2016
Expected: 03/2017 05/2017 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
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
10/2016
Expected: 03/2017 05/2017 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
Mazama Lodge Parking Area Expansion
EA
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A 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.
Tamarack Loop Fish Log Acquistion
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Analysis Completed Expected: 01/2017
Actual: 10/24/2016
04/2017 Greg Wanner
503-622-2002
gwanner@fs.fed.us
Description: The Zigzag fisheries staff propose to remove approximately 700 to 1,000 whole trees for use in stream and floodplain restoration projects in the Sandy River Basin over the next 5-10 years.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50023
Location: UNIT - Zigzag Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project area is located on the graveled portions of Road 2656 and some of its spur roads.
Verizon DAS Permit at Timberline
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/06/2016
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 MaryEllen Fitzgerald
503-622-3191ext 625
mfitzgerald@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service has proposed to issue a permit to Verizon to install a Distributed Antenna System (DAS) inside of the historic Timberline Lodge and day lodge to improve cellular coverage inside the buildings.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49346
Location: UNIT - Zigzag Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas. LEGAL - T. 3S, R. 9E Sec 6 NE Corner Timberline Lodge
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