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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- R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
- Ochoco National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Ochoco National Forest, Crooked River Natl Grassland
- Ochoco National Forest, Lookout Mountain Ranger District
- Ochoco National Forest, Paulina Ranger District


R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Blue Mountains Forest Resiliency Project
EIS
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
02/05/2016
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
09/2016
Expected: 05/2017 07/2017 Ayn Shlisky
541-278-3762
ajshlisky@fs.fed.us
Description: The Blue Mountains Forest Resiliency Project will propose thinning and prescribed burning on approximately 610,000 acres on the Ochoco, Umatilla and Wallowa-Whitman National Forests.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48582
Location: UNIT - Ochoco National Forest All Units, Umatilla National Forest All Units, Wallowa-Whitman National Forest All Units. STATE - Oregon, Washington. COUNTY - Baker, Crook, Grant, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wheeler, Asotin, Columbia, Garfield, Walla Walla. LEGAL - Not Applicable the project area lies within the Blue Mountains ecoregion of northeast Oregon and southeast Washington. It covers 13 counties and includes shared boundaries with private, tribal, state and other lands
Ochoco 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
Lookout Mountain Trails Project
EA
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Jeff Marszal
541-416-6500
jmarszal@fs.fed.us
Description: The Ochoco NF is proposing to develop a number of multi-use, non motororized trails within the vicinity of the Lookout Mountain Recreation Area. The trail proposal would create a 75.2 mile network of trails on both new and existing trails.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44349
Location: UNIT - Lookout Mountain Ranger District, Paulina Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Crook, Wheeler. LEGAL - Not Applicable In the vicinity of the Lookout Mountain Recreation Area
Ochoco Summit Trail System
EIS
- Recreation management In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
02/19/2016
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
05/2016
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 Dede Steele
541-416-6500
comments-pacificnorthwest-ochoco@fs.fed.us
Description: Site-specific analysis of Class I, II and III motorized trail system.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=26807
Location: UNIT - Lookout Mountain Ranger District, Paulina Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Crook, Wheeler. LEGAL - Not Applicable Lookout Mountain and Paulina Ranger Districts, east of Marks Creek.
Ochoco National Forest, Crooked River Natl Grassland R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Dog Field Trials Project
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/14/2014
Expected: 12/2014 04/2015 Jeff Marszal
541-416-6500
jmarszal@fs.fed.us
Description: The Crooked River National Grassland is proposing to issue a five year Special Use Permit to authorize Pointing Dog Field Trials and Hunting Tests in and around Boyce Corral.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45903
Location: UNIT - Crooked River Natl Grassland. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Dog trial event area is located in T12S, R13E, Section 13.
Juniper Springs Prescribed Burn
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Grazing management
- Fuels management
On Hold N/A N/A Bryan Scholz
541-416-6424
bscholz@fs.fed.us
Description: Use prescribed fire to reduce fuels, improve vigor of native plants, restore spring flow, and increase forage for wildlife and livestock on 1,256 acres.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38951
Location: UNIT - Crooked River Natl Grassland. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jefferson. Project area is bordered by Willow Creek on the west side.
Winter Range Habitat Improvement Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
On Hold N/A N/A Anne Roberts
541-416-6447
aroberts@fs.fed.us
Description: This project is the fourth phase of the Westside Collaborative process. The goal is to continue to improve wildlife winter range habitat on the west side of the Grassland through rehabilitating an area damaged by OHVs and by removing juniper.
Location: UNIT - Crooked River Natl Grassland. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - T12S R11E Secs 25, 26 - T13S R11E Secs 27, 28, 29, 33 West side of the Crooked River National Grassland.
Ochoco National Forest, Lookout Mountain Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bear Creek Allotment Management Plans
EIS
- Grazing management In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
02/28/2014
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
02/2016
Expected: 08/2016 10/2016 Tory Kurtz
541-416-6407
tlkurtz@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposal is to reauthorize grazing permits and modify grazing management in four allotments: Bear Creek, Elkhorn, Snowshoe and Trout Creek.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43759
Location: UNIT - Lookout Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Crook. LEGAL - Not Applicable About 40 miles north of Prineville, Oregon, in the Trout Creek, Bear Creek and Bridge Creek drainages.
Lamonta Compound Building Project
CE
- Facility management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/19/2011
Expected: 12/2012 01/2013 Marcelle Anderson
541-416-6463
marcelleanderson@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct a new 19,300 sq ft Interagecy Fire Operations Building to replace existing fire cache, restroom/shower building and Hot Shot trailer; building would house BLM Rivers Division, USFS Prairie Division, and USFS Prineville Hot Shots.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36987
Location: UNIT - Lookout Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Crook. Lamonta Compound in Prineville, Oregon.
Lookout Mountain Prescribed Burn
EA
- Fuels management On Hold N/A N/A David Owens
541-416-6425
deowens@fs.fed.us
Description: Prescribed fire and associated fuels reduction activities in the Lookout Mountain Roadless Area
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=27133
Location: UNIT - Lookout Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Crook. Lookout Mountain Roadless Area, Lookout Mountain Ranger District
Ochoco Creek Culvert Replacements
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants On Hold N/A N/A Barbara Franano
541-416-6485
bfranano@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposal is to replace two undersized culverts on Ochoco Creek to improve function and remove barriers to movement of aquatic fauna.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35294
Location: UNIT - Lookout Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Crook. LEGAL - Township 13 South, Range 19 East, in Sections 30 and 40 Ochoco Creek on the Lookout Mountain Ranger District
Wild Horse Herd Management Plan Revision
EIS
- Special area management Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register
06/2016
Expected: 11/2017 01/2018 Tory Kurtz
541-416-6407
tlkurtz@fs.fed.us
Description: Revision and update of the Wild Horse Herd Management Plan on the Ochoco National Forest.
Location: UNIT - Lookout Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Crook. LEGAL - Not Applicable Within the existing Herd Management Area on the Ochoco National Forest, Lookout Mountain Ranger District.
Ochoco National Forest, Paulina Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Black Mountain Vegetation Management Project
EIS
- Fuels management In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
07/02/2014
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
10/2015
Expected: 05/2016 09/2016 Jeff Marszal
541-416-6500
jmarszal@fs.fed.us
Description: The project's primary purpose is to reduce stand density to a level that is consistent with historic conditions and reduce the potential for high-intensity wildfires while maintaining conditions that support low-intensity fires.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44954
Location: UNIT - Paulina Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Crook, Wheeler. LEGAL - Not Applicable Upper North Fork Crooked River Watershed, eastof Big Summit Prairie
Gap Landscape Restoration Project
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
FEIS NOA in Federal Register
04/04/2016
Expected: 06/2016 09/2016 Marcelle Anderson
541-416-6463
marcelleanderson@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposal is to reduce forest density and fuels and conduct restoration activities.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43761
Location: UNIT - Paulina Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Crook. LEGAL - Not Applicable Southeast of Lookout Mountain on the Ochoco National Forest
Lower Deep Creek Restoration
CE
- Watershed management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/22/2016
Expected: 05/2016 07/2016 Mark Lehner
541-416-6480
mlehner@fs.fed.us
Description: The project would restore fish habitat in Deep Creek by creating log jams, reconnecting floodplains and planting riparian vegetation. It would also improve habitat conditions by reducing dispersed camping impacts and thinning conifers.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48663
Location: UNIT - Paulina Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Crook. LEGAL - T14s, R22E, Sections 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 The project is located on the Lower Deep Creek within the Crazy Creek-Deep Creek subwatershed.
Northend Grapple Pile
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) On Hold N/A N/A Renee Roufs
541-477-6921
rroufs@fs.fed.us
Description: Reduce hazardous fuels in the Fryton Planning Area by grapple piling thinning slash, through non-commercial thinning for timber stand improvement.
Location: UNIT - Paulina Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wheeler. LEGAL - T13S, R22 - 24E Paulina - Dayville
Sunflower Allotment Fence Placement Project
CE
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/17/2012
Est. Comment Period
10/2012
Expected: 11/2012 11/2012 Jeff Marszal
541-416-6500
jmarszal@fs.fed.us
Description: The project proposes to construct and replace fences in the Frazier and Porcupine pastures on the Sunflower Allotment. The purpose and need is to protect anadromous fish, increase cattle dispersal and increase forage utilization in the uplands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40087
Location: UNIT - Paulina Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Crook. LEGAL - TRS: T15S, 26E, Sections 26, 27, 34, 35 (Frazier Pasture)/ T16S, R26E, Sections 13, 14 FS Road 531 (Frazier Pasture), FS Road 58 (Sunflower Pasture)
Thinning Slash Treatment
CE
- Fuels management On Hold N/A N/A Bryan Scholz
541-416-6424
bscholz@fs.fed.us
Description: Prescribed underburning of precommercial thinning slash across the Paulina Ranger District.
Location: UNIT - Paulina Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Crook, Grant, Wheeler. LEGAL - T13S, R25E; T14S, R23-26E; T15S, R23-26E; & T16S, R26E Paulina - Dayville
Windy Corner Vegetation Management Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) On Hold N/A N/A Renee Roufs
541-477-6921
rroufs@fs.fed.us
Description: Non-commercial thinning for timber stand improvement and fuels reduction.
Location: UNIT - Paulina Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Crook, Grant. LEGAL - T 14 S, R 25 E; T 14 S, R 26 E; T 15 S, R 25 E; T 15 S, R 26E; T 16 S, R 26 E Windy Corner, Paulina Ranger District, Ochoco National Forest
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