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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- 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


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
Ochoco Summit Trail System
EIS
- Recreation management In Progress
Objection Period Legal Notice
03/14/2014
Expected: 06/2014 06/2014 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
Monroe Hydro, LLC. - 612 - FERC Exempt Hydro-Electric Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress

01/31/2014
Expected: 02/2014 02/2014 Heidi Scott
541-416-6632
hscott02@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a special use permit to authorize a new low-head small hydropower facility on the western side of the North Unit Irrigation District's Main Canal.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43627
Location: UNIT - Crooked River Natl Grassland. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - T 13 S, R 12 E, Sec. 12 The project is located on the existing Main Canal (North Unit Irrigation District), at the drop near the intersection of the Main Canal and Monroe Lane.
Pacific Corp - 643 - Power Line Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress

01/31/2014
Expected: 02/2014 02/2014 Heidi Scott
541-416-6632
hscott02@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a special use permit to authorize a new power line (right-of-way would be 60' long by 10' wide) buried 3' deep, and a new meter box.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43628
Location: UNIT - Crooked River Natl Grassland. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - T 13 S, R 12 E, Sec. 12 The project is located on the existing Main Canal (North Unit Irrigation District), at the drop near the intersection of the Main Canal and Monroe Lane.
Winter Range Habitat Improvement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
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
10/2014
Expected: 09/2015 10/2015 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.
Juniper Springs Prescribed Burn
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
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.
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
Ochoco National Forest , Paulina Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Gap Fuels and Vegetation Management Project
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
03/04/2014
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
11/2014
Expected: 05/2015 09/2015 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
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. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice
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
Wolf Vegetation and Fuels Management Project
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
01/31/2014
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
05/2014
Expected: 05/2014 09/2014 Jeff Marszal
541-416-6500
jmarszal@fs.fed.us
Description: The general purpose of entering this project area is to contribute to the resiliency of the landscape and to promote vegetative conditions that are similar to what occurred historically.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41946
Location: UNIT - Paulina Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Crook, Wheeler. The Wolf project area is approximately 50 miles east of the city of Prineville.
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