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
Prineville Airbase Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Facility management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2017
Expected: 06/2017 06/2017 Elysia Retzlaff
541-822-7214
elysiamretzlaff@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to lease to-be constructed facilities at the Prineville Airport to support Central Oregon Fire Management Services.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50838
Location: UNIT - Ochoco National Forest All Units. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Crook. LEGAL - Not Applicable Prineville Airport
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
City of Prineville Radio Communications Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2017
Expected: 08/2017 08/2017 Heidi Scott
541-416-6632
hscott02@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed project would reauthorize a special use permit to the Crook County Sheriff, City of Prineville, and Crook County Fire Department for radio communications at Round Mountain, Wolf Mountain, and Drake Peak. The permit would be for 20 years.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51394
Location: UNIT - Lookout Mountain Ranger District, Paulina Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Crook, Wheeler. LEGAL - Round Mt. T. 13 S., R. 24 E., sec 27 NE1/4NE1/4 Drake Peak T. 14 S., R. 25 E., sec. 28 Wolf Mt. T. 18 S., R. 20 E., sec. 6 Wolf Mountain, Round Mountain, and Drake Peak.
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
03/2017
Expected: 04/2017 04/2017 Marcelle Anderson
541-416-6463
marcelleanderson@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
Juniper Springs Prescribed Burn
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Grazing 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.
ODOT Scaling Station (Highway 97) Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2017
Expected: 07/2017 08/2017 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
Skull Hollow Campground and Trailhead Improvements
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Facility management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2017
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.
Slater Sites Inc. Communication Use Lease Reissue
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 06/2017
Actual: 04/25/2017
06/2017 Heidi Scott
541-416-6632
hscott02@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed project would reauthorize Slater Sites Inc. Communications Use Lease at Gray Butte, which will expire as of December 31, 2017. The reauthorization would include adding a propane tank and a generator.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51637
Location: UNIT - Crooked River Natl Grassland. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Crook. LEGAL - Not Applicable Gray Butte
Winter Range Habitat Improvement Project
CE
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
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

   *UPDATED*
- Grazing management In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
02/28/2014
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
08/2017
Expected: 12/2017 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

   *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
02/27/2017
Expected: 06/2017 08/2017 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
- 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
Marks Creek Fish Screen Improvements
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/15/2017
Expected: 09/2017 10/2017 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
ODOT Sears Creek Material Site Expansion
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/15/2017
Expected: 06/2017 07/2017 Heidi Scott
541-416-6632
hscott02@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed project would expand ODOTs special use permit boundary at the Sears Creek Material site.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51398
Location: UNIT - Lookout Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Crook. LEGAL - Not Applicable Sears Creek Material Site
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
Ochoco Snow Sports Grooming Shed Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/02/2017
Expected: 06/2017 06/2017 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

   *UPDATED*
- Special area management In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
06/21/2017
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
12/2017
Expected: 09/2018 09/2018 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.
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

   *UPDATED*
- 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
City of Mitchell Water Transmission Line Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/20/2016
Expected: 07/2017 09/2017 Heidi Scott
541-416-6632
hscott02@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed project would reauthorize a special use permit to the City of Mitchell for use, maintenance, and repair of a water transmission pipeline, three spring boxes and an animal exclusion fence.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51519
Location: UNIT - Paulina Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Crook. LEGAL - Not Applicable Ochoco National Forest near the City of Mitchell
Daysprings Road Use Permit
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 06/2017
Actual: 06/05/2017
06/2017 Heidi Scott
541-416-6632
hscott02@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed project would approve a special use permit that authorizes Daysprings Ranch to use and maintain a road to access their water right located in Rock Creek.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51635
Location: UNIT - Paulina Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wheeler. LEGAL - Not Applicable Near Rock Creek and the northern Paulina Ranger District boundary to the Dayspring Ranch.
Freshwater Trust Stream Gauge Special Use Permit
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/15/2017
Expected: 06/2017 06/2017 Heidi Scott
541-416-6632
hscott02@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed project would authorize Freshwater Trust to install and monitor a stream gauge in Rock Creek under a five year special use permit.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51381
Location: UNIT - Paulina Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wheeler. LEGAL - T. 13 S., R. 24 E., sec 27 NE1/4NE1/4 Gauge would be located in Rock Creek at the Antone Range water diversion point.
Jackson Creek Culvert Replacement and Restoration
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/11/2017
Expected: 09/2017 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
- 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
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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