Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

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Report Contents (click to jump to a section):
- Projects Occurring Nationwide
- 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 , Clackamas River Ranger District
- Mt. Hood National Forest , Hood River Ranger District
- Mt. Hood National Forest , Mt. Hood National Forest All Units
- Mt. Hood National Forest , Zigzag Ranger District


Projects Occurring Nationwide
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Incorporating Greater Sage-grouse Conservation Measures into Land Management Plans (Wyoming)
EIS
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Cancelled N/A N/A Danielle Chi
801-625-5667
dkchi@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service will be a cooperating agency with the BLM (lead agency) in preparing programmatic EISs to incorporate greater sage-grouse conservation measures into land management plans, including the Thunder Basin NG plan, through plan amendment
Web Link: http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/more/sagegrouse/eastern.html
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. LEGAL - Not Applicable UNIT - Thunder Basin NG portion of the Medicine Bow-Routt NF; WY; multiple counties involved
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 Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2014
Expected: 05/2014 05/2014 Christine Pyle
503-808-2691
cdpyle@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
03/2015
Expected: 12/2015 01/2016 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 exchnage 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
Dog River Pipeline Replacement
EA
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Linda Cartwright
541-467-2291
lcartwright@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, Hood River 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.
North Fork Mill Creek Revised Environmental Assessment
EA
- Forest products
- Road management
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
06/18/2014
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
09/2014
Expected: 01/2015 04/2015 Jennie O'Connor Card
406-522-2537
jennieoconnorcard@fs.fed.us
Description: Analyze changed conditions resulting from the Government Flats fire and assess how this impacts existing contractual obligations on two stewardship sales. The proposed treatments include restoration thinning, hazard tree treatments and reforestation.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43665
Location: UNIT - Barlow Ranger District, Hood River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Hood River, Wasco. LEGAL - T1S, R11E, Sections 4-9 The planning area includes North Fork of Mill Creek watershed and small portions of Mosier and Neal Creek watersheds. It is located approximately 5 miles east of the town of Mt. Hood.
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 Public Notice
07/2014
Expected: 09/2014 01/2015 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.
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 Public Notice
11/2014
Expected: 04/2015 06/2015 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
Grove Thin
EA
- Forest products In Progress
Objection Period Legal Notice
05/09/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 James Roden
503-630-8767
jroden@fs.fed.us
Description: Thinning of second-growth stands in the Oak Grove and Middle Clackamas Watersheds
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37320
Location: UNIT - Clackamas River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas. LEGAL - Not Applicable Oak Grove and Middle Clackamas Watershed
Indian Henry Campground
EA
- Facility management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/01/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
02/2015
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 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
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/21/2012
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
08/2014
Expected: 02/2015 06/2015 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 2014
EA
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
04/25/2014
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
07/2014
Expected: 09/2014 09/2014 Tom Horning
503-630-8798
thorning@fs.fed.us
Description: Fish habitat, watershed restoration, and water quality benefiting projects. Projects include instream log or boulder placement, side channel creation, road closure & decommissioning, and unauthorized vehicle damage & vandalism areas repair.
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
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Road management
In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
12/04/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
07/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 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
- Forest products
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2014
Expected: 06/2015 07/2015 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 , Mt. Hood National Forest All Units R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Muddy Fork Bridge and Sandy River Trail Reconstruction
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/06/2014
Expected: 07/2014 08/2014 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.
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 Public Notice
10/2014
Expected: 04/2015 05/2015 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
Oregon Nordic Club Shelter at Trillium Lake
CE
- Special use management
- Recreation management
On Hold N/A N/A Kathleen Walker
503-622-3191
kwalker@fs.fed.us
Description: Propose to install a yurt at the overflow parking area west of the Trillium Lake Dam. Primary purpose is a warming shelter for nordic skiers and snowshoers.
Location: UNIT - Zigzag Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas. LEGAL - T3S, R8 1/2 E, Section 36 Overflow parking area at the west end of the Trillium Lake Dam
Pioneer Bridle Trail CE
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/06/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 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.
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