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, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- 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 In Progress
Scoping Start
05/05/2014
Expected: 04/2015 05/2015 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. 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
Invasive Plant Program Management Amendment
CE
- Land management planning Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2015
Expected: 09/2015 10/2015 Cheryl Bartlett
360-956-2283
cbartlett02@fs.fed.us
Description: To add the herbicide aminopyralid 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
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
University of Washington Rain Gauge Project
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/20/2015
Expected: 04/2015 09/2015 Joel Nowak
435-636-3364
joelnowak@fs.fed.us
Description: University of Washington is proposing to locate an experimental rain gauge on a forest road during the Winter of 2015-2016. The gauge is on a trailer and would be parked in a pull-off.
Location: UNIT - Hood Canal Ranger District, Pacific Ranger District South. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Grays Harbor. LEGAL - Not Applicable 2270 or 2204 roads
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, Sec 16, Willamette Meridian. Dosewallips
Dungeness Large Wood Enhancement Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
09/24/2014
Est. Comment Period
05/2015
Expected: 10/2015 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, Sec 19, 30 and 31; T29N, R04W, Sec 24, 27, and 36, Willamette Meridian. Large woody debris 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 Timberland Access
CE
- Special use management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/01/2010
Expected: 04/2015 06/2015 Joel Nowak
360-765-2251
joelnowak@fs.fed.us
Description: This project has changed from an easement exchange to timberland access. Green Diamond Resource Company needs access across approximately 800 feet of Forest land to access timberland on their property.
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, Sec 11, Willamette Meridian. 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
04/2015
Expected: 12/2015 06/2016 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 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.
Washington State Fish & Wildlife Patrol Cabin Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/01/2010
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 Martha Krueger
360-288-0278
mfkrueger@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 about 1 acre, cabin is about 700 sq ft.
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 On Hold N/A N/A Kimberly Crider
530-493-1724
kcrider@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, 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: 06/2015 09/2015 Molly Erickson
360-374-1233
mjerickson@fs.fed.us
Description: Modification to Grays Harbor 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: 06/2015 07/2015 Molly Erickson
360-374-1233
mjerickson@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed action is to reissue waterline 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
Lake Quinault Chevron Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2015
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 Martha Krueger
360-288-0278
marthafkrueger@fs.fed.us
Description: Rain Forest Resort, Inc. has held a special use permit for operation and maintenance of the Lake Quinault Chevron gas station and garage. The permit has expired, and reissuance of a new 20-year term permit is proposed.
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.
Lake Sutherland Water District Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2015
Expected: 06/2015 08/2015 Martha Krueger
360-288-0278
marthafkrueger@fs.fed.us
Description: Lake Sutherland Water District has held a special use permit for operation and maintenance of a water transmission to Mallard Cove Subdivision. The permit has expired, and reissuance of a new 10-year authorization is proposed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46537
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District South. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T30N, R8W, NE1/4 Sec. 28 The water intake and transmission line are located south of the Lake Sutherland South Shore Road.
Norwood Conveyance
CE
- Facility management On Hold N/A N/A 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, Willamette Meridian. 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: 09/2015 10/2015 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: 05/2015 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, Willamette Meridian. Project is located north of Lake Quinault in the Sam's River, Matheny Creek, and Salmon River subwatersheds within the Queets River watershed.
Quinault Indian Nation "Inclined Tailhold"
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/08/2014
Expected: 04/2015 04/2015 Molly Erickson
360-374-1233
mjerickson@fs.fed.us
Description: Logging located on Quinault Indian Nation land but tailholds located on Forest Service.
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: 06/2015 10/2015 Gregory Wahl
360-956-2375
gtwahl@fs.fed.us
Description: Repair and reconstruction of 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 Reissue
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/30/2014
Expected: 05/2015 06/2015 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, Willamette Meridian. Located in the Calawah watershed.
Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Bogachiel Fish Habitat Enhancement Structure Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management Cancelled N/A N/A Martha Krueger
360-288-0278
marthafkrueger@fs.fed.us
Description: WA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife has held a special use permit for construction and maintenance of fish habitat enhancement structures near the Bogachiel River. The permit has expired, and reissuance of a new 10-year permit is proposed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46539
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District South. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - T27N R12W, NW1/4 Sec. 6 (Tucker Pit Pond) and T27N, R12W, NE1/4 Sec. 4 (Falcon Walrus Springs) ) Tucker Pit Pond (aka Bogachiel Pond) is located near Milepost 3.8 of Undi Road, and Falcon Walrus Springs is near Milepost 1 of the Bogachiel River Trail.
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 - 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: 05/2015 05/2015 Joel Nowak
360-956-2266
joelnowak@fs.fed.us
Description: The Olympic National Forest is proposing to reissue the special use permit for the Rocky Brook Hydroelectric facilities located on National Forest 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 Approximately 4 miles NW of Brinnon.
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, Willamette Meridian. 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
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/08/2014
Expected: 04/2015 07/2015 Molly Erickson
360-374-1233
mjerickson@fs.fed.us
Description: 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 Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/10/2014
Expected: 06/2015 07/2015 Molly Erickson
360-374-1233
mjerickson@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to reissue 20-year term special use permit for 500 ft 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 Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/10/2014
Expected: 06/2015 06/2015 Molly Erickson
360-374-1233
mjerickson@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to reissue a special use permit for a 20 year term 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.
Fahnestock Easement
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A 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, Willamette Meridian. Approximately 8 miles NE of Forks, WA.
Interfor Tailhold Authorization
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/02/2013
Expected: 04/2015 05/2015 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, Willamette Meridian. South of FS Road 2929 on Kugel Ridge
Two Tailhold requests from RAYONIER
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/03/2015
Expected: 04/2015 05/2015 Martha Krueger
360-288-0278
marthafkrueger@fs.fed.us
Description: Tie into 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 NF 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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