Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

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- R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
- Olympic National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Olympic National Forest, Hood Canal Ranger District / Hoodsport
- Olympic National Forest, Hood Canal Ranger District / Quilcene
- Olympic National Forest, Pacific Ranger District / Forks
- Olympic National Forest, Pacific Ranger District / Quinault


R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Olympic National Park Mountain Goat Management Plan
EIS
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
07/21/2014
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
04/2017
Expected: 11/2017 07/2018 Susan Piper
360-956-2435
spiper@fs.fed.us
Description: Non-native mountain goat removal to address resource and safety issues on the Olympic Peninsula. Goats could be removed from the Olympic National Park and Forest. Goats could be translocated to Mount Baker-Snoqualmie and Okanagon-Wenatchee NFs.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49816
Location: UNIT - Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest All Units, Olympic National Forest All Units. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Mason. LEGAL - Not applicable. Alpine areas on the affected National Forests.
Olympic 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
Pacific Northwest Electronic Warfare Range Environmental Assessment
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Comment Period
08/11/2014
Expected: 06/2017 07/2017 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 / Quinault, Pacific Ranger District / Forks. 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.
Olympic National Forest, Hood Canal Ranger District / Hoodsport R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Dosewallips Road Washout
EIS

   *UPDATED*
- 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 / Hoodsport. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - T26N, R3W, Sec 16, Willamette Meridian. This project is in the Dosewallips watershed. Approximately 13 miles northwest of Brinnon, WA.
Olympic National Forest, Hood Canal Ranger District / Quilcene R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Dungeness Watershed Roads Management Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2016
Est. Comment Period
07/2017
Expected: 06/2018 07/2018 Dana Butler
360-956-2280
danabutler@fs.fed.us
Description: Treatment of about 25 miles of roads identified in the draft Dungeness Watershed Action Plan as impacting or at risk of impacting aquatic resources. Treatment may include road closings, decommissionings, or decommissionings and convertings to trail.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49643
Location: UNIT - Hood Canal Ranger District / Quilcene. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T29N, R04W, Sec 19-23, 25-28, 32-36; T29N, R3W, Sec 32, 33; T28N, R3W, Sec 7, 18, 29, 30, 32; T28N, R4W, Sec 25, Willamette Meridian. Project area is located south of Sequim, WA, in the following watersheds: Headwaters Dungeness River, Upper Dungeness River, Middle Dungeness River, Lower Gray Wolf River, and McDonald Creek.
Falls View Campground Forest Health and Restoration
CE
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2017
Expected: 06/2017 10/2017 Nicole LaGioia
360-765-2213
nllagioia@fs.fed.us
Description: Removal of infected trees, or at risk of infection from root disease, that are a safety hazard within the Falls View Campground. Proposed activities within the 22 acre campground include tree removal and revegetation of the site with native species.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51415
Location: UNIT - Hood Canal Ranger District / Quilcene. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - T27N, R2W, Sec 33 and 34. Located within Falls View Campground along Highway 101 approximately 3 miles south of Quilcene, WA.
Mt. Ellinor NRCS SNOTEL Site
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2017
Actual: 05/16/2017
05/2017 Joel Nowak
360-956-2266
joelnowak@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a 20-year Special Use Permit to the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to install a Snow Telemetry (SNOTEL) site. The SNOTEL will occupy approximately 0.4 acres with an additional buffer zone of 400 feet.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50004
Location: UNIT - Hood Canal Ranger District / Quilcene. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Mason. LEGAL - T23N, R4W, Sec 6, Willamette Meridian. Approximately 25 miles southwest of Quilcene, WA, on an old logging spur road near the Mt. Ellinor Upper trailhead.
Rocky Brook Hydroelectric Facilities Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2017
Actual: 04/14/2017
04/2017 Joel Nowak
360-956-2266
joelnowak@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue 20-year 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 - Hood Canal Ranger District / Quilcene. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - T26N, R2W, Sec 21, Willamette Meridian. Approximately 4 miles northwest of Brinnon, WA.
Olympic National Forest, Pacific Ranger District / Forks 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
05/2017
Expected: 09/2017 10/2017 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 22 miles of interlinking trails and close/rehabilitate about 6 miles of user created trails.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38717
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District / Forks. 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.
Crossley Private Road Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2017
Expected: 06/2017 07/2017 Martha Krueger
360-288-0278
marthafkrueger@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed reissuance of an expired permit for use and maintenance of a private road on National Forest System land to provide access to a private residence.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51393
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District / Forks. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T30N R7W, Sec 33, Willamette Meridian. Located in the Elwha River valley south of US Highway 101. The permitted road (a driveway) leaves Herrick Road at milepost 0.5 and extends 800 feet east until it enters private property.
DNR Access Roads
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2017
Expected: 08/2017 09/2017 Joel Nowak
360-956-2266
joelnowak@fs.fed.us
Description: Washington State DNR proposes to construct two new spur roads to access State timberlands. Lengths are 1030 ft. and 1700 ft.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51427
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District / Forks. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T30N, R9W Sec 16 and 17; T30N, R11W Sec 15, Willamette Meridian. Approximately 15 miles NE of Forks WA
DNR Timberland Access
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2017
Expected: 06/2017 07/2017 Joel Nowak
360-956-2266
joelnowak@fs.fed.us
Description: The Washington State Deptartment of Natural Resources is proposing to access state land via National Forest System road 3030000 and a new spur approximately 1200 feet long.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51424
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District / Forks. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T29N, R6W, Sec 3, Willamette Meridian. Approximately 6 miles southeast of Port Angeles, WA near the Little River.
Dedmore Private Road Reissuance
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/10/2014
Expected: 06/2017 07/2017 Martha Krueger
360-765-2213
marthafkrueger@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 - Pacific Ranger District / Forks. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T30N, R7W, Sec 33, Willamette Meridian. Located in the Elwha River watershed. Approximately 10 miles southwest of Port Angeles, WA.
Dedmore Waterline Reissuance
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/10/2014
Expected: 07/2017 08/2017 Martha Krueger
360-765-2213
marthafkrueger@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 - Pacific Ranger District / Forks. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T30N, R7W, Sec 33, Willamette Meridian. Elwha River watershed. Approximately 10 miles southwest of Port Angeles, WA.
North Fork Calawah Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Comment Period
03/07/2017
Expected: 07/2017 08/2017 Kimberly Crider
360-956-2376
kcrider@fs.fed.us
Description: Vegetation management (timber harvest) and restoration treatments on 4,000 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 - Pacific Ranger District / Forks. 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. Located about 6 miles northeast of the town of Forks, WA in North Fork Calawah, Bockman Creek-Sol Duc, and Beaver Creek-Sol Duc, Kugel Creek-Sol Duc, and Gunderson Creek-Sol Duc River watersheds.
Rayonier Fahnestock Access
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Joel Nowak
360-765-2251
joelnowak@fs.fed.us
Description: Permit Rayonier, Inc. 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 - Pacific Ranger District / Forks. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T29N, R12W, Willamette Meridian. Approximately 8 miles northeast of Forks, WA.
Richmond Radio North Point Communication Site Lease Reissuance
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2017
Actual: 04/11/2017
06/2017 Martha Krueger
360-288-0278
marthafkrueger@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue 30-year expiring communication lease to Richmond Radio. Richmond radio operates as a facility manager at North Point Communication Site.
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District / Forks. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T30N, R11W, Sec 23, Willamette Meridian. Located at North Point Communication Site, 17 miles northeast of Forks, WA.
Verizon New Communication Site
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2017
Expected: 07/2017 09/2017 Joel Nowak
360-956-2266
joelnowak@fs.fed.us
Description: Verizon proposes to install a new building and tower along Hwy 101 to provide better service in the area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51426
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District / Forks. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T30N, R11W, Sec 27, Willamette Meridian. Approximately 12 miles northwest of Forks, WA, along HWY 101.
Olympic National Forest, Pacific Ranger District / Quinault R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Hendricksen Waterline Reissue
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2014
Expected: 04/2017 04/2017 Joel Nowak
360-956-2266
joelnowak@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 / Quinault. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T30N, R10W, Sec 20, Willamette Meridian. Located in the Sol Duc watershed.
Schoemake Waterline Permit Reissue
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/30/2014
Expected: 07/2017 08/2017 Joel Nowak
435-636-3364
joelnowak@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 / Quinault. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T30N, R10W, Sec 19, Willamette Meridian. Located in the Calawah watershed. Approximately 13 miles east of Beaver, WA.
T-Mobile Facilities Installation at Neilton Point Communication Site
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2017
Actual: 04/11/2017
05/2017 Martha Krueger
360-288-0278
marthafkrueger@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal by T-Mobile to install telecommunications facilities at the Neilton Point Communications Site consisting of a base transceiver located within a new 8 by 10 ft equipment shelter and placement of antennas on an existing monopole tower.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50651
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District / Quinault. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Grays Harbor. LEGAL - T22N, R09W, Sec 18, Willamette Meridian. Located at Neilton Point Communications Site, approximately 1.5 miles SE of Neilton, WA. Site is accessed by NFS Roads 2258000 and 2258040.
Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife Boat Launch Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A David Hammer
360-288-0202
davidchammer@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue a 20-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 / Quinault. 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: 05/2017 06/2017 David Hammer
435-781-5283
davidchammer@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 / Quinault. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Grays Harbor. LEGAL - T22N, R08W, Sec 6; T23N, R08W, Sec 29, 31, and 32, Willamette Meridian. Approximately 6 miles northeast of Quinault, WA. The segment would be from milepost (MP) 0.0 to 2.5 on the Forest Service Road (FSR) 2208-043. New trail would connect FSR 2208-043 and 2208-040.
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