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.

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
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
07/2015
Expected: 11/2015 01/2016 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. 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
06/2016
Expected: 02/2017 02/2017 Michelle Lombardo
503-668-1796
mlombardo@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
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
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
EA
- Special use management
- Research
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/16/2015
Est. Comment Period
03/2016
Expected: 08/2016 08/2016 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.
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.
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
08/2015
Expected: 01/2016 08/2016 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
Indian Henry Campground
EA
- Recreation management
- Facility 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
Lemiti Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/21/2012
Est. Comment Period
08/2015
Expected: 01/2016 07/2016 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: 01/2016 06/2016 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
Cooks Meadow Trail Relocation Project
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/19/2015
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 Casey Gatz
541-575-3031
cgatz@fs.fed.us
Description: This proposal would reroute approximately 4 miles of the Cooks Meadow Trail and would establish better trail lay-out by removing the current route off a forest road.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47389
Location: UNIT - Hood River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Hood River. LEGAL - Township 02 S., Range 10 E., Section 22, 27, 34, W.M. The proposed project would occur within the general area of Forest Roads 4410, 4420.
Polallie Cooper Hazardous Fuels Reduction
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/16/2015
Est. Comment Period
07/2015
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
Portland General Electric (PGE) Regulator Replacement at Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Area CE
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/13/2015
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 MaryEllen Fitzgerald
503-622-3191ext 625
mfitzgerald@fs.fed.us
Description: Because of low voltage problems caused by above ground regulators, PGE has proposed to replace the existing pole mounted regulator with a more reliable, in-ground vault.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47135
Location: UNIT - Hood River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Hood River. LEGAL - T3S, R9E, Section 4 SE SE Northwest of the Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Area's administration building
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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Land ownership management
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/12/2010
Est. Comment Period
01/2016
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 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
Mazama Lodge Parking Area Expansion
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/10/2014
Est. Comment Period
01/2016
Expected: 07/2016 07/2016 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.
Portland General Electric (PGE) Buried Line Replacement near Summit Ski Area CE
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/29/2015
Expected: 07/2015 09/2015 MaryEllen Fitzgerald
503-622-3191ext 625
mfitzgerald@fs.fed.us
Description: In order to provide safe and reliable power, PGE has proposed to replace a current buried powerline that is failing due to aging. This new line (about 1,300 feet in length) will be installed adjacent to the existing line, which will remain in ground.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47133
Location: UNIT - Zigzag Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas. LEGAL - T3S R8E Section SW13 and NW24 The proposed replacement powerline is near the Summit Ski Area.
Skibowl Mountain Bike Trail Addition
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management
Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2015
Actual: 07/14/2015
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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