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, Regionwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Region)
- Olympic National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Olympic National Forest, Hood Canal Ranger District
- Olympic National Forest, Pacific Ranger District South
- Olympic National Forest, Quilcene Ranger District
- Olympic National Forest, Soleduck Ranger District


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
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Comment Period
08/12/2015
Expected: 03/2016 03/2016 James Capurso
208-557-5780
jcapurso@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of this order is to prevent the spread or introduction of aquatic invasive plant or animal species on all Forests in R6. 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=47350
Location: UNIT - R6 - Pacific Northwest Region All Units. STATE - Oregon, Washington. COUNTY - Baker, Benton, Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Coos, Crook, Curry, Deschutes, Douglas, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Hood River, Jackson, Jefferson, Josephine, Klamath, Lake, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Malheur, Marion, Morrow, Multnomah, Polk, Sherman, Tillamook, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wasco, Washington, Wheeler, Yamhill, Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Clallam, Clark, Columbia, Cowlitz, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lewis, Lincoln, Mason, Okanogan, Pacific, Pend Oreille, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Skamania, Snohomish, Spokane, Stevens, Thurston, Wahkiakum, Walla Walla, Whatcom, Whitman, Yakima. 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 public scoping lists.
Olympic 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
Invasive Plant Program Management Amendment
CE
- Land management planning In Progress
Comment Period
11/19/2015
Expected: 05/2016 05/2016 Gregory Wahl
360-956-2375
gtwahl@fs.fed.us
Description: To add the herbicide aminopyralid to the list of approved ones in the Forest Plan. This amendment is a relatively minor modification to the invasive plant program. It would not approve any projects on the ground. Project-level analysis is required.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46482
Location: UNIT - Olympic National Forest All Units. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson. LEGAL - Not Applicable Forest-wide
Special Use Permit Reissuances
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/05/2015
Expected: 01/2016 01/2016 Joel Nowak
360-956-2266
joelnowak@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue 10 expiring or expired Special Use Permits. The permits include waterlines, private road use, seismic research stations, and a patrol cabin. No changes or new ground disturbance are proposed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47596
Location: UNIT - Olympic National Forest All Units. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Mason. LEGAL - Not Applicable Forest-wide
Olympic National Forest, Hood Canal Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Dosewallips Road Washout
EIS
- Road management On Hold N/A N/A Gregory Wahl
360-956-2375
gtwahl@fs.fed.us
Description: Forest Service Road 2610 washed out during the January 2002 storm event. Environmental analysis will be conducted to determine access to Olympic National Park and Forest Service campgrounds.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=7483
Location: UNIT - Hood Canal Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - T26N, R3W, Sec 16, Willamette Meridian. Dosewallips
Dungeness Large Wood Enhancement Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Comment Period
01/29/2016
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 Robert Metzger
360-956-2293
rpmetzger@fs.fed.us
Description: Partner with the Jamestown Sklallam tribe to construct 15 large wood jams and stabilize 3 naturally occurring wood jams in the Grey Wolf and Dungeness Rivers.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43811
Location: UNIT - Hood Canal Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T29N, R03W, Sec 19, 30 and 31; T29N, R04W, Sec 24, 27, and 36, Willamette Meridian. Grey Wolf River Miles 0.4-2.0 and Dungeness Rivers River Miles 13.4-14.2
Lower Skokomish Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period
12/07/2015
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 Kimberly Crider
360-956-2376
kcrider@fs.fed.us
Description: Conduct vegetation management (timber harvest) and restoration treatments on about 4,500 acres to improve and restore late successional forest habitat conditions for wildlife and watershed health and to contribute to local economies.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43401
Location: UNIT - Hood Canal Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Mason. LEGAL - T22N, R05W, Sec 1-14, 16-22, 24, 26, 28-30, 31-34, 36; T22N, R06W, 13, 23, 22; T23N, R04W, Sec 7-9, Willamette Meridian. Lower North Fork and Lower South Fork Skokomish River watersheds.
Washington State Fish & Wildlife Patrol Cabin Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/01/2010
Expected: 02/2016 03/2016 Martha Krueger
360-288-0278
mfkrueger@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue 10-year Special Use Permit to Washington Fish and Wildlife for their patrol cabin. Used for enforcement patrols. Permit area covers about 1 acre, cabin is about 700 sq ft.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=31231
Location: UNIT - Hood Canal Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Grays Harbor. LEGAL - T22N, R07W, Sec 27, Willamette Meridian. Located on FSR 2300 approximately 1 mile East of Lake Wynoochee.
Olympic National Forest, Pacific Ranger District South R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Calawah OHV Project
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2012
Est. Comment Period
08/2016
Expected: 02/2017 02/2017 Kimberly Crider
360-956-2376
kcrider@fs.fed.us
Description: Develop Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) trail system and staging area in the Bonidu area within the North Fork Calawah watershed. The proposal would provide about 21.1 miles of interlinking trails.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38717
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District South. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T29N, R10W, Sec 6 and 7; T29N, R11W, Sec 1, 2, 11 and 12; and T30N, R11W, Sec 35, Willamette Meridian. Bonidu area accessed by Forest Service Roads 2929 and 2900700.
Grays Harbor Public Utilities District Neilton Point Maintenance Special Use Permit Modification
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/10/2014
Expected: 02/2016 03/2016 Molly Erickson
360-374-1233
mjerickson@fs.fed.us
Description: Modify Grays Harbor County Public Utilities District existing Special Use Permit to remove or top up to six trees that are interfering with transmission from the Neilton Point electronic site.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45985
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District South. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Grays Harbor. LEGAL - T22N, R9W, Sec 18, Willamette Meridian. Located at Neilton Point communications site, in the Humptulips River watershed.
Hendricksen Waterline Reissue
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2014
Expected: 02/2016 02/2016 Molly Erickson
360-374-1233
mjerickson@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue waterline Special Use Permit that has been in use since the 1930's. No changes to the existing footprint are proposed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44231
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District South. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T30N, R10W, Sec 20, Willamette Meridian. Sol Duc watershed
Humptulips Thinning
CE
- Forest products In Progress
Scoping Start
06/30/2015
Expected: 03/2016 06/2016 Michael Hutchins
828-682-6146
mnhutchins@fs.fed.us
Description: Commercially variable density thin (thinning, heavy thinning, gaps up to two acres in size, and skips) up to 70 harvest acres, to be achieved through a timber sale/stewardship contract (uneven-aged harvesting).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47638
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District South. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Grays Harbor. LEGAL - T16N, R13W, Sec 2 Located on the Pacific Ranger District of the Olympic National Forest, Grays Harbor County, Washington. The proposed project is within the Olympic Adaptive Management Area (AMA).
Lake Quinault Chevron Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2016
Expected: 11/2016 12/2016 Martha Krueger
360-288-0278
marthafkrueger@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue 20-year Special Use Permit to Rain Forest Resort, Inc. for operation and maintenance of the Lake Quinault Chevron gas station and garage.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46536
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District South. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Grays Harbor. LEGAL - T23N, R9W, Sect 20. Lot 154A and the northwest portion of Lot 153A of the Lake Quinault Recreation Residence Tract. The Lake Quinault Chevron is located at 332 South Shore Road on the south shore of Lake Quinault.
Norwood
CE
- Facility management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/01/2015
Expected: 02/2016 03/2016 Roland Watson
360-956-2317
rjwatson@fs.fed.us
Description: Dispose, either through off-site removal or demolition/salvage sale, two houses on site. No ground disturbance; above ground removal of structures only.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48418
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District South. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Grays Harbor. LEGAL - T23N, R9W, SE/SW Sec 10 Located in the Norwood Storage and Residential Site.
Pacific Northwest Electronic Warfare Range Environmental Assessment
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Comment Period
08/11/2014
Expected: 10/2016 11/2016 Gregory Wahl
360-956-2375
gtwahl@fs.fed.us
Description: Navy is proposing training electronic warfare range consisting of the movement and operation of mobile emitters. This EA is tiered from previous EIS. Several sites are on Forest Service Roads. Navy documents at: http://go.usa.gov/36s35
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42759
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District South, Soleduck Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson. LEGAL - Not Applicable Several mobile sites on Forest Service Roads on the west side (Pacific Ranger District) of the Forest in Clallam, Jefferson, and Grays Harbor Countys.
Quinault Indian Nation "Inclined Tailhold" Authorization
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/08/2014
Expected: 01/2016 02/2016 Molly Erickson
360-374-1233
mjerickson@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorize Quinault Indian Nation to use tailholds located on National Forest System land.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45721
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District South. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Grays Harbor. LEGAL - T24N, R10W, Sec 35, Willamette Meridian. Located about 4 miles north of Lake Quinault in the Queets River watershed.
Quinault National Recreation Trail Repair and Reconstruction
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/01/2009
Expected: 03/2016 04/2016 Molly Erickson
360-374-1233
mjerickson@fs.fed.us
Description: Repair and reconstruct approximately 6.2 miles of trail, including some tread relocation and minor reconstruction, replacement of gravel surfacing, and drainage structure repair.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=27469
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District South. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Grays Harbor. LEGAL - T23N, R9W, Sec 21, 29, 30, 32, Willamette Meridian. The Quinault Recreation Trail (Tr) System is adjacent to the South Shore of Lake Quinault. Affected tr: Lodge Tr #850, Quinault Loop Tr #854; Quinault Rain Forest Tr. #855& Gatton Creek Tr. #88
Schoemake Waterline Permit Reissue
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/30/2014
Expected: 04/2016 05/2016 Molly Erickson
360-374-1233
mjerickson@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue waterline Special Use Permit, in use since the 1930's. No changes to the existing footprint.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44232
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District South. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T30N, R10W, Sec 19, Willamette Meridian. Located in the Calawah watershed.
Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife Boat Launch Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/10/2014
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 Molly Erickson
360-374-1233
mjerickson@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue a 30-year term Special Use Permit for the use and associated maintenance of a boat launch on the Hoh River.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45984
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District South. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - T27N, R11W, Sec 28, Willamette Meridian. Located on the Hoh River off of Lower Hoh River Road. Hoh River watershed.
West Fork Humptulips River Trail Construction
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/01/2011
Expected: 04/2016 05/2016 Molly Erickson
360-374-1233
mjerickson@fs.fed.us
Description: Convert about 2.5 miles of decommissioned road to trail status and construct two ½ mile trail segments to create a 6-mile loop trail.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33059
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District South. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Grays Harbor. LEGAL - T22N, R08W, Sec 6; T23N, R08W, Sec 29, 31, and 32, Willamette Meridian. Approx. 6 miles NE of Quinault, WA. The roads-to-trail segment would be from MP 0.0-MP 2.5 on the Forest Service Road 2208-043. New trail would connect Forest Service Roads 2208-043 and 2208-040 .
Olympic National Forest, Quilcene Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Rocky Brook Hydroelectric Facilities Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/18/2015
Expected: 01/2016 02/2016 Joel Nowak
360-956-2266
joelnowak@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue Special Use Permit for the Rocky Brook Hydroelectric facilities located on National Forest System lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46484
Location: UNIT - Quilcene Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - T26N, R2W, Sec 21, Willamette Meridian. Approximately 4 miles NW of Brinnon, WA.
Olympic National Forest, Soleduck Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
29-554 Rayonier Tailhold Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/08/2014
Expected: 01/2016 02/2016 Molly Erickson
360-374-1233
mjerickson@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorize five tailhold trees or stumps. No tree removal.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45720
Location: UNIT - Soleduck Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T29N, R12W, Sec 26, Willamette Meridian. Located in the Calawah River watershed.
Dedmore Private Road Reissuance
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/10/2014
Expected: 02/2016 03/2016 Molly Erickson
360-374-1233
mjerickson@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue 20-year Special Use Permit for 500 feet of private road.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45983
Location: UNIT - Soleduck Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T30N, R7W, Sec 33, Willamette Meridian. Located in the Elwha River watershed.
Dedmore Waterline Reissuance
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/10/2014
Expected: 02/2016 03/2016 Molly Erickson
360-374-1233
mjerickson@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue 20-year Special Use Permit for a waterline (1000 ft. of 1 1/2 in. pipe) and associated improvements.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45959
Location: UNIT - Soleduck Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T30N, R7W, Sec 33, Willamette Meridian. Elwha River watershed.
H to Z Thinning
CE
- Forest products In Progress
Scoping Start
06/30/2015
Expected: 02/2016 07/2016 Michael Hutchins
828-682-6146
mnhutchins@fs.fed.us
Description: Commercially variable density thin (thinning, heavy thinning, gaps up to two acres in size, and skips) up to 70 harvest acres, through a timber sale and/or stewardship contract (uneven-aged harvesting).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47637
Location: UNIT - Soleduck Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T30N, R11W, Sec 32 and 33 The project is located on the Pacific Ranger District of the Olympic National Forest, Clallam County, Washington. The proposed project is within the Olympic Adaptive Management Area (AMA).
Interfor Tailhold Authorization
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/02/2013
Expected: 02/2016 03/2016 Molly Erickson
360-374-1233
mjerickson@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorize Interfor to tie onto five trees or stumps on Kugel Ridge (off of FS Road 2929) adjacent to Kugel Den Timber Sale on DNR land. The selected trees would be left on site and standing.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41866
Location: UNIT - Soleduck Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T30N, R10W, Sec 35, Willamette Meridian. South of FS Road 2929 on Kugel Ridge
North Fork Calawah Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2016
Expected: 10/2016 04/2017 Kimberly Crider
360-956-2376
kcrider@fs.fed.us
Description: Conduct vegetation management (timber harvest) and restoration treatments on 6,000 acres to accelerate development of late-successional forest habitat conditions for wildlife and watershed health, and to contribute to local economies.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47182
Location: UNIT - Soleduck Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T29N, R12W, Sec 1-9, 13-17, 20, 21; T29N, R11W, Sec 1-15, 19, 22, 29, 30; T30N, R11W, Sec 31-35; T29N, R10W, Sec 7, 17-19, Willamette Meridian. Project is located approximately 6 miles northeast of the town of Forks, WA in the North Fork Calawah River, Bockman Creek-Sol Duc River, and Beaver Creek-Sol Duc River watersheds.
Rayonier Fahnestock Access
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/03/2014
Expected: 01/2016 01/2016 Joel Nowak
360-765-2251
joelnowak@fs.fed.us
Description: Permit Rayonier to reconstruct approximately 400 ft of road and construct another 800 ft to access private timber land. Total right-of-way length would be 1292 ft by 60 ft in width. Total acreage would be 1.7 acres.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44932
Location: UNIT - Soleduck Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T29N, R12W, Willamette Meridian. Approximately 8 miles NE of Forks, WA.
Rayonier tailhold requests
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/03/2015
Expected: 02/2016 03/2016 Molly Erickson
360-374-1233
mjerickson@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorize Rayonier to use National Forest tail holds (total of 11 tailholds) to safely achieve logging system suspension. No trees will be cut and there will be no ground disturbance on National Forest System land.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46675
Location: UNIT - Soleduck Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T29N, R12W, Sec 21 and T29N, R12W, Sec 32. Calawah Drainage area
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