Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

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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 to prevent the spread or introduction of aquatic invasive species
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2014
Expected: 05/2014 05/2014 Christine Pyle
503-808-2691
cdpyle@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of this order is to prevent the spread or introduction of aquatic invasive plant or animal species. 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=44360
Location: UNIT - R6 - Pacific Northwest Region All Units. STATE - Oregon, Washington. COUNTY - Baker, Clackamas, Douglas, Grant, Jefferson, Lane, Linn, Marion, Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wheeler, Asotin, Clark, Columbia, Cowlitz, Ferry, Garfield, King, Klickitat, Lewis, Pend Oreille, Pierce, Skagit, Skamania, Snohomish, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whatcom. 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 tribal and 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
Department of the Army Training Exercises
CE
- Special use management Cancelled N/A N/A Joel Nowak
360-765-2251
joelnowak@fs.fed.us
Description: The Army Corps of Engineers requests a reauthorization of their existing permit to conduct training exercises at locations and schedules specifically approved in advance on the Olympic National Forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44495
Location: UNIT - Olympic National Forest All Units. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Mason. LEGAL - Not Applicable The exercises may be located anywhere on the Forest.
Early-Seral Open Wildlife Habitat Enhancements
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/01/2014
Expected: 10/2014 10/2014 Karen Holtrop
360-765-2206
kholtrop@fs.fed.us
Description: Wildlife habitat enhancement activities on up to 500 acres. Includes removal of small trees (<18" dbh) and shrubs using hand tools to expand existing openings or create new openings (less than 5 acres; generally <1 acre) in densely stocked stands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44764
Location: UNIT - Olympic National Forest All Units. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Mason. LEGAL - Various Low to mid elevation openings located throughout the Forest. Areas include natural balds, meadows, and early-seral forests in the Dungeness, Skokomish, Upper Wynoochee, and Calawah River Watersheds.
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 In Progress
FEIS NOA in Federal Register
11/05/2010
Expected: 09/2015 12/2015 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, Section 16 Dosewallips
Dungeness Large Wood Enhancement Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
09/24/2014
Est. Comment Period
12/2014
Expected: 04/2015 08/2016 Marc McHenry
360-765-2231
mmchenry@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest is partnering 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, Sections 19, 30 and 31; T29N, R04W, Sections 24, 27, and 36. LWD jams would be installed within the following areas: Grey Wolf River Miles 0.4-2.0 and Dungeness Rivers River Miles 13.4-14.2
FSR 2345-100 Spur Easement Exchange
CE
- Road management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/01/2010
Expected: 10/2014 10/2014 Joel Nowak
360-765-2251
joelnowak@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to exchange easements with Green Diamond Resource Company for segments approximately 900 feet long on Forest land and 1,550 feet long on Green Diamond Resource Company land, to provide long-term access to the lands of both parties.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=31350
Location: UNIT - Hood Canal Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Mason. LEGAL - T21N, R6W, Sec11 and 12 FSR2345-100 Mile Post(MP) 1.3, approximately 6 miles north of Matlock, in the Upper Middle Fork Satsop River watershed.
Lower Skokomish Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/26/2014
Est. Comment Period
03/2015
Expected: 07/2015 09/2015 Kimberly Crider
360-956-2376
kcrider@fs.fed.us
Description: Vegetation management and restoration treatments on about 4,500 acres to improve and restore late successional forest habitat conditions for wildlife and watershed health.
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, Sections PB37-PB48, PB51-58, 7, 12, 13-16, 21-28, and 33-36; T22N, R06W, 13, 23, 22; T23N, R04W, Sections 7-9, Willamette Meridian. Lower North Fork and Lower South Fork Skokomish River.
Washington State Fish & Wildlife Patrol Cabin Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Joel Nowak
360-765-2251
joelnowak@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal for a new 10-year special use permit for the Washington Fish & Wildlife patrol cabin. This facility is used by the state for conducting enforcement patrols in the area. Permit area covers approximately 1 acre, cabin is approximately 700 sq f
Location: UNIT - Hood Canal Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Grays Harbor. LEGAL - T22N, R07W, Sec 27 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 On Hold N/A N/A Gregory Wahl
360-956-2375
gtwahl@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed action is the development of an 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. Bonidu area accessed by FSRs 2929 and 2900700.
Hendricksen Waterline Reissue
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2014
Expected: 10/2014 10/2014 Molly Erickson
360-374-1233
mjerickson@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed action is to reissue waterline 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=44231
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District South. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T30N, R10W, Sec 20 Sol Duc watershed
Norwood Conveyance
CE
- Facility management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/13/2014
Expected: 11/2014 09/2015 Jasmine Budrow
360-956-2295
jlbudrow@fs.fed.us
Description: Sell property that is surplus to Forest Service needs. The property contains a number of structures\improvements, including but not limited to two residences.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43812
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District South. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Grays Harbor. LEGAL - T23N, R9W, SE/SW Sec 10 property subject to disposal by sale is 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: 03/2015 07/2015 Gregory Wahl
360-956-2375
gtwahl@fs.fed.us
Description: Navy is proposing training electronic warefare (EW) range consisting of the movement and operation of EW mobile emitters. This EA is tiered from previous EIS. Several sites are on Forest Service Roads. Navy documents at: http://go.usa.gov/kQ6e
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.
Queets Vegetation Management
EA
- Forest products In Progress
Comment Period
06/05/2014
Expected: 12/2014 02/2016 Kimberly Crider
360-956-2376
kcrider@fs.fed.us
Description: Approximately 5,000 acres would be commercially thinned using variable-density thinning. The purpose of the project is to restore and improve late-successional habitat conditions, generate economic activity, and provide jobs in the local area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41044
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District South. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - T23N, R10W Sec 1, 4; T23N, R11W Sec 1; T24N, R9W Sec 19, 20, 30; Sec T24N,R10W; T24 1/2 N,R10W Sec 31, 32, 33, 34; and T24N, R10 1/2 W Sec 1, 2, 11 Olympic National Forest, Pacific Ranger District, Sam's River, Matheny Creek, Queets River, and Salmon River subwatersheds in the Queets River watershed, north of Lake Quinault.
Quinault Indian Nation "Inclined Tailhold"
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 12/2014 01/2015 Molly Erickson
360-374-1233
mjerickson@fs.fed.us
Description: Logging located on QIN land but tailholds located on Forest Service.
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District South. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Grays Harbor. LEGAL - T24N, R10.5W Sec 35 Logging located on QIN land but tailholds located on Forest Service.
Quinault National Recreation Trail Repair and Reconstruction
CE
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Gregory Wahl
360-956-2375
gtwahl@fs.fed.us
Description: Repair and reconstruction of approximately 2 miles of trail, including tread relocation and reconstruction, replacement of gravel surfacing, drainage structure repair, and replacement of two trail bridges.
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, Sect 21, 29, 30, 32 The Quinault Recreation Trail System is adjacent to the South Shore of Lake Quinault. Affected trails: Lodge Trail #850, Quinault Loop Trail #854;, Willaby Creek Trail #859, & Gatton Creek Trail #888.
Schoemake Waterline Reissue
CE
- Special area management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/30/2014
Expected: 10/2014 10/2014 Molly Erickson
360-374-1233
mjerickson@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest proposes to reissue waterline 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 Calawah watershed
US Cellular Authorization
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/01/2013
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 Molly Erickson
360-374-1233
mjerickson@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed issuance of new lease to US Cellular Corporation to replace expired lease, for continued operation and maintenance of communications facilities at Neilton Point Communications Site.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41863
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District South. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Grays Harbor. LEGAL - T22N, R08W, Section 18 Nielton Point, Grays Harbor County
West Fork Humptulips River Trail Construction
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/01/2011
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 Peter Erben
360-288-0202
perben@fs.fed.us
Description: This project would 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 - T.22 N., R. 08 W., Section 6 and T. 23 N., R. 08 W., Sections 29, 31, & 32 Approx. 6 miles NE of Quinault, Washington. The roads-to-trail segment would be from MP 0.0-MP 2.5 on the FS 2208-043 Road. Two new trail sections would connect the 2208-043 and 2208-040 Roads with th
Olympic National Forest, Quilcene Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Rocky Brook Hydroelectric Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Joel Nowak
360-765-2251
joelnowak@fs.fed.us
Description: Rocky Brook Hydroelectric Limited Partnership is seeking a new 20-year special use permit for their existing facilities. The project diverts up to 40 cubic feet per second (cfs) from Rocky Brook, with a minimum in-stream flow of 5 cfs.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39100
Location: UNIT - Quilcene Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - T26N, R02W, Section 21 Rocky Brook, at approximately river mile 0.5.
Trapper Creek Aquatic Organism Passage
CE
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
On Hold N/A N/A Marc McHenry
360-765-2231
mmchenry@fs.fed.us
Description: The existing culvert on Forest Road 2850 at the Trapper Creek crossing (MP 0.8), would be replaced with a structure designed to allow passage for all aquatic organisms. Structures made of rock and wood may be incorporated in the design.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37805
Location: UNIT - Quilcene Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - T28N, R2W, Sec.8 Forest Service Road 2850 at Mile Post 0.8, at the Trapper Creek crossing.
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
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/08/2014
Expected: 12/2014 01/2015 Molly Erickson
360-374-1233
mjerickson@fs.fed.us
Description: Five tailhold trees or stumps. No tree removal.
Location: UNIT - Soleduck Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - 29N 12W Sec 26 29N 12W Sec 26
Fahnestock Easement
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/03/2014
Expected: 10/2014 10/2014 Joel Nowak
360-765-2251
joelnowak@fs.fed.us
Description: Rayonier is proposing 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 Approximately 8 miles NE of Forks, WA.
Interfor Tailhold Authorization
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/02/2013
Expected: 10/2014 10/2014 Molly Erickson
360-374-1233
mjerickson@fs.fed.us
Description: Interfor has requested a special use authorization 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 South of FS Road 2929 on Kugel Ridge
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