Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

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- 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


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 Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2016
Actual: 05/03/2016
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
Precommercial Thinning (PCT) Fiscal Year (FY) 2016-2020
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2016
Actual: 05/02/2016
06/2016 Gregory Wahl
360-956-2375
gtwahl@fs.fed.us
Description: Precommercially thin up to 800 acres per year of 17 to 39 year-old trees during the next five years (Fiscal Years 2016-2020). Stands will be thinned generally to spacings of 12 to 20 feet (300 to 100 trees per acre, respectively).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48945
Location: UNIT - Olympic National Forest All Units. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Mason. LEGAL - Not Applicable Forest-wide
Precommercial Thinning (PCT) Fiscal Year (FY) 2016-2020
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/01/2016
Expected: 04/2016 06/2016 Gregory Wahl
360-956-2375
gtwahl@fs.fed.us
Description: Precommercially thin up to 800 acres per year of 17 to 39 year-old trees during the next five years (FY2016-2020). Stands will be thinned generally to spacings of 12 to 20 feet (300 to 100 trees per acre, respectively).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48828
Location: UNIT - Olympic National Forest All Units. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Mason. LEGAL - Not Applicable Low to mid elevation openings located throughout the Forest.
Precommercial Thinning (PCT) Fiscal Year (FY) 2016-2020
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/25/2016
Expected: 04/2016 06/2016 Gregory Wahl
360-956-2375
gtwahl@fs.fed.us
Description: Precommercially thin up to 1,000 acres per year of 17 to 39 year-old trees during the next five years (FY2016-2020). Stands will be thinned generally to spacings of 12 to 20 feet (300 to 100 trees per acre, respectively).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48827
Location: UNIT - Olympic National Forest All Units. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Mason. LEGAL - Not Applicable Low to mid elevation openings located throughout the Forest.
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
Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads (ERFO), FY16, Hood Canal Ranger District
CE
- Road management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/25/2016
Expected: 05/2016 07/2016 Bill Shelmerdine
360-956-2282
bshelmerdine@fs.fed.us
Description: Road maintenance within the right-of-way prism for FS-2610 (crossing at Case Creek), FS-2620 (repair culvert & washout), and FS-2650 (pipe replacement)
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48825
Location: UNIT - Hood Canal Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - Not Applicable Road maintenance within the right-of-way prism for FS-2610 (crossing at Case Creek), FS-2620 (repair culvert & washout), and FS-2650 (pipe replacement)
Lower Skokomish Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Comment Period
12/07/2015
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 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.
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.
Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads (ERFO), Fiscal Year 2016, Pacific Ranger District
CE
- Road management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/25/2016
Expected: 05/2016 08/2016 Bill Shelmerdine
360-956-2282
bshelmerdine@fs.fed.us
Description: Road maintenance within the right-of-way prism at Newberry Creek
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48824
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District South. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Grays Harbor. LEGAL - Not Applicable Road maintenance within the right-of-way prism at Newberry Creek
Grays Harbor Public Utilities District Neilton Point Maintenance Special Use Permit Modification
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A 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: 06/2016 07/2016 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: 06/2016 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, 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
03/2016
Expected: 11/2016 12/2016 Joel Nowak
435-636-3364
joelnowak@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 Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2016
Actual: 05/03/2016
06/2016 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 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: 06/2016 07/2016 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 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: 04/2016 04/2016 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
Dedmore Private Road Reissuance
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/10/2014
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 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: 06/2016 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).
North Fork Calawah Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/25/2016
Est. Comment Period
06/2016
Expected: 10/2016 04/2017 Kimberly Crider
360-956-2376
kcrider@fs.fed.us
Description: Conduct vegetation management (timber harvest) and restoration treatments on 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 - 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 about 6 miles NE 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 In Progress
Scoping Start
07/03/2014
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 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.
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