Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

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- R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
- Ochoco National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- 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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
02/05/2016
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
04/2017
Expected: 04/2018 04/2018 Darcy Weseman
541-278-3755
deweseman@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, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest) R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Addition of aminopyralid to the list of available herbicides in the Ochoco Forest Plan.
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Land management planning
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/15/2017
Est. Comment Period
11/2017
Expected: 12/2017 01/2018 Marcelle Anderson
541-416-6463
marcelleanderson@fs.fed.us
Description: The decision will amend the Ochoco Forest Plan by adding the chemical aminopyralid to the list of available herbicides for use in invasive weed management and control.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52661
Location: UNIT - Ochoco National Forest All Units. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Crook, Wheeler. LEGAL - Not Applicable Ochoco National Forest
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

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management Cancelled N/A N/A Marcelle Anderson
541-416-6463
marcelleanderson@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 National Forest, Crooked River Natl Grassland R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
CenturyLink Copper Phone Line for TransCanada's Transfer Station #11
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 10/2017
Actual: 10/24/2017
10/2017 Heidi Scott
541-416-6632
hscott02@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed project would issue a 20 yr special use permit to CenturyLink for installation of copper phone lines for TransCanada's Transfer Station #11 on ~19,400 feet of existing Central Electric Cooperative power poles and 445 feet of buried line.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52205
Location: UNIT - Crooked River Natl Grassland. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Crook. LEGAL - Not Applicable Highway 26 between Madras and Prineville, Oregon.
Grassland Jackpot Burning
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/27/2017
Expected: 11/2017 11/2017 Elysia Retzlaff
541-822-7214
elysiamretzlaff@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed project would authorize jackpot burning of activity created slash not analyzed in the Grassland EIS.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52594
Location: UNIT - Crooked River Natl Grassland. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - Not Applicable West Mountain View, Juniper Springs, Will Creek, Grant Pasture, and Rimrock Springs
Juniper Springs Prescribed Burn
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
Cancelled 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.
Markus Lay Special Road Use Permit
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2017
Expected: 01/2018 02/2018 Heidi Scott
541-416-6632
hscott02@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed project would issue a special use permit authorizing Markus Lay to construct a 3,368 feet long x 20 feet wide road on the Crooked River National Grassland to access his private property.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52749
Location: UNIT - Crooked River Natl Grassland. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - Not Applicable Located off of Park Lane
Norton Cattle Company Special Use Permit
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2017
Expected: 02/2018 02/2018 Heidi Scott
541-416-6632
hscott02@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed project would issue a special use permit authorizing an encroached gate and code box built by Norton Cattle Company on the Crooked River National Grassland.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52751
Location: UNIT - Crooked River Natl Grassland. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - Not Applicable The end of County Road 544.
ODOT Scaling Station (Highway 97) Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2017
Expected: 11/2017 11/2017 Heidi Scott
541-416-6632
hscott02@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed project would reauthorize a special use permit to Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) for use of the scaling station on Highway 97 for a term of 20 years.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51395
Location: UNIT - Crooked River Natl Grassland. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Crook. LEGAL - T. 13 S., R. 13 E., sec. 5 North Bound T. 13 S., R. 13 E., sec. 8 South Bound Near Juniper Butte and the passing lanes on Highway 97
Oregon Water Science Center Deschutes River Monitoring Special Use Permit
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2017
Expected: 02/2018 02/2018 Heidi Scott
541-416-6632
hscott02@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed project would reissue a special use permit for a satellite transmitter, a small metal box, an antenna, and solar panels for continued monitoring of water levels in the Deschutes River.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52750
Location: UNIT - Crooked River Natl Grassland. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - Not Applicable This project is located on the rim of the Deschutes River on the Crooked River National Grassland.
Robert Dale Road Use Permit
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 11/2017
Actual: 10/24/2017
11/2017 Heidi Scott
541-416-6632
hscott02@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed project would approve a special use permit that authorizes Robert Dale use and maintenance of a non-system Forest road to access his private property.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52202
Location: UNIT - Crooked River Natl Grassland. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Crook. LEGAL - Not Applicable Located off of Ford Lane.
Skull Hollow Campground and Trailhead Improvements
CE
- Facility management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2017
Expected: 03/2018 03/2018 Kent Koeller
541-416-6482
kkoeller@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed project would include installation of toilets and repair, maintenance, and improvements of campsites and trailhead at Skull Hollow Campground and Trailhead.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51049
Location: UNIT - Crooked River Natl Grassland. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - Not Applicable Skull Hollow Campground and Trailhead.
Winter Range Habitat Improvement Project
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Cancelled 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
01/2018
Expected: 09/2018 11/2018 Tory Kurtz
541-416-6407
tlkurtz@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed project would 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.
East Maury Fire Restoration (Planting)
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
02/27/2017
Expected: 11/2017 03/2018 Renee Roufs
541-477-6921
rroufs@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed project would include planting 1,200 acres of conifer seedlings and approximately 3.9 miles of hardwood planting along streams.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51164
Location: UNIT - Lookout Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Crook. LEGAL - Not Applicable East Maury Fire Area
Lamonta Compound Building Project
CE
- Facility management On Hold N/A N/A 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. LEGAL - Not Applicable Lamonta Compound in Prineville, Oregon.
Lookout Mountain Prescribed Burn
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Fuels management Cancelled 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
Marks Creek Fish Screen Improvements
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Heidi Scott
541-416-6632
hscott02@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed project would approve a special use permit to improve a conveyance PL99-545 irrigation ditch with a new head gate and new pipe.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51469
Location: UNIT - Lookout Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wheeler. LEGAL - Not Applicable T. 14 S., R. 18 E., sec. 11 off Hwy 26
Ochoco Creek Culvert Replacements
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Cancelled 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
Ochoco Snow Sports Grooming Shed Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/02/2017
Expected: 11/2017 11/2017 Heidi Scott
541-416-6632
hscott02@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed project would reissue a special use permit authorizing a grooming shed (30' x 60') to store winter trail grooming equipment near the Walton Lake Snow Park. The permit would be for a term of 20 years.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51397
Location: UNIT - Lookout Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Crook. LEGAL - T. 13 S., R. 20 E., sec 22 NW1/4 The shed is located near Walton Lake Snow Park Recreation area between Forest Roads 2200-135 and 2200-140. The project area is located approximately 33 miles east of Prineville Oregon.
Ochoco Wild and Free Roaming Horse Management Plan Revision
EIS
- Special area management In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
06/21/2017
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
05/2018
Expected: 10/2018 10/2018 Tory Kurtz
541-416-6407
tlkurtz@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest is preparing an updated Wild Horse Herd Mmgt. Plan for wild horse herd on the Big Summit Territory. The Plan will include an appropriate management level and a set of management strategies to achieve AML and maintain the health of the her
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46228
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
01/13/2015
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
04/2018
Expected: 09/2018 11/2019 Elysia Retzlaff
541-416-6436
elysiamretzlaff@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, east of Big Summit Prairie
Jackson Creek Culvert Replacement and Restoration
CE
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/11/2017
Expected: 11/2017 07/2018 Anthony Spitzack
360-497-1141
anthonysspitzack@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed project would replace two culverts in Jackson Creek and would include placement of large trees in Deep Creek and include riparian planting in several other creeks. The purpose is to increase habitat for fish and increase bank stability.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51275
Location: UNIT - Paulina Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Crook. LEGAL - Not Applicable Near the crossings of Happy Camp Creek and the 4250 and the 30 roads. Near the crossings of Jackson Creek and the 4250 and the 4250-600 roads.
Northend Grapple Pile
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Cancelled 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
Thinning Slash Treatment
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Fuels management Cancelled 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

   *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Cancelled 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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