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
- Land ownership management In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
02/16/2016
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
11/2016
Expected: 05/2018 06/2018 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
Road Decommissioning for Habitat Restoration, Increment #3 (Barlow and Hood River Ranger Districts)
EA
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/30/2014
Est. Comment Period
10/2016
Expected: 04/2017 05/2017 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
Scoping Start
03/16/2015
Est. Comment Period
07/2016
Expected: 01/2017 05/2017 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
Dog River Pipeline Replacement
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/25/2016
Est. Comment Period
06/2016
Expected: 12/2016 04/2017 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
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/29/2015
Est. Comment Period
07/2016
Expected: 11/2016 04/2017 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.
Surveyor's Ridge Trail Re-route
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/04/2016
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 Claire Pitner
928-527-3473
cpitner@fs.fed.us
Description: The Surveyor's Ridge Trail would be re-routed where it will be impacted by the City of the Dalles pipeline replacement. Additional trailhead parking will also be created.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49414
Location: UNIT - Barlow Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Hood River. LEGAL - T2S, R10E Sec 3 and 10 Surveyor's Ridge Trail #668
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
Comment Period
01/29/2016
Expected: 10/2016 11/2016 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
Hunter
EA
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/08/2016
Est. Comment Period
10/2016
Expected: 04/2017 06/2017 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
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
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2016
Expected: 04/2017 06/2017 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
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
Comment Period
01/26/2016
Expected: 07/2016 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
Lower Still Creek Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/21/2016
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 Greg Wanner
503-622-2002
gwanner@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed restoration includes improving stream function by adding large wood to the channel and floodplains, creating pools using boulder and log structures, opening up historic side channels, planting native plants, and removing invasive plants.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49249
Location: UNIT - Zigzag Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas. LEGAL - T3S, R7E, Sections 11 and 14 Still Creek river mile 0.0 upstream to river mile 1.75.
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.
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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