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, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
- Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, Gold Beach Ranger District
- Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, High Cascades Ranger District
- Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, J. Herbert Stone Nursery
- Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, Powers Ranger District
- Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District
- Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, Wild Rivers Ranger District


R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Forest Plan Amendments for the Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline
EIS
- Land management planning On Hold N/A N/A David Krantz
541-618-2126
dkrantz@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to amend the Land and Resource Management Plans (LRMP) for the Umpqua, Rogue River, and Winema National Forests for the proposed Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline. DEIS at http://tinyurl.com/kffcrjq
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=28132
Location: UNIT - Klamath Ranger District, High Cascades Ranger District, Tiller Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas, Jackson, Klamath. LEGAL - Not Applicable Umpqua NF, Rogue River NF, and Winema NF.
Rogue River-Siskiyou 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
Forest Plan Amendment to Authorize an Additional Herbicide (Aminopyralid)
CE
- Land management planning In Progress
Comment Period
02/18/2016
Expected: 09/2016 10/2016 Wayne Rolle
541-618-2056
wrolle@fs.fed.us
Description: Amend the Rogue River and Siskiyou Forest Land and Resource Management Plans by adding aminopyralid to the list of approved herbicides that may be considered for use in projects to control invasive plants.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46848
Location: UNIT - Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest All Units. STATE - California, Oregon. COUNTY - Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, Del Norte. LEGAL - Not Applicable Forest-wide plan amendment authorizes no treatments, but allows projects to consider using an additional herbicide with fewer environmental effects.
Forest Wide Special Use Permit Renewal for Water Transmission Pipelines
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/21/2016
Expected: 11/2016 11/2016 Sitka Pence
541-618-2126
sitkapence@fs.fed.us
Description: Renewal of 32 special use permits to maintain and operate water transmission pipelines on the Rogue River-Siskiyou NF.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50236
Location: UNIT - Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest All Units. STATE - California, Oregon. COUNTY - Curry, Jackson, Josephine, Del Norte, Siskiyou. LEGAL - Not Applicable Rogue River-Siskiyou NF
Forest Wide Toilet Decommissioning
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Facility management
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/21/2016
Expected: 11/2016 11/2016 Sitka Pence
541-618-2126
sitkapence@fs.fed.us
Description: Site identified for this project are either low use, or already closed sites. This decommissioning and removal is part of the recreation and facilities master plan and will decrease the back log of deferred maintenance.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50272
Location: UNIT - Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest All Units. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Curry, Jackson, Josephine. LEGAL - Not Applicable Forest Wide
Rogue River-Siskiyou 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
Forest Wide Reissuance of 7 Access Road Special Use Permits
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/26/2016
Expected: 11/2016 11/2016 Gary Einck
541-618-2037
geinck@fs.fed.us
Description: Reauthorization of current existing special use permits to use and maintain access roads for access to private property or for commercial use.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50508
Location: UNIT - Wild Rivers Ranger District, High Cascades Ranger District, Gold Beach Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Curry, Jackson, Josephine. LEGAL - Not Applicable Forest-wide
Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, Gold Beach Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bear Camp Roadside Danger Tree Mitigation
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Road management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/28/2016
Expected: 11/2016 11/2016 Sitka Pence
541-618-2126
sitkapence@fs.fed.us
Description: Mitigation of identified danger trees along Forest Service road 23, for public and employee safety. Trees that are identified and mitigation may be removed, where management direction allows and it is done in an environmentally responsible manner
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50231
Location: UNIT - Gold Beach Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Curry. LEGAL - Not Applicable Forest Service road 25 also called Bear Camp Road
Gold Beach Ranger Station Water System Update
CE
- Facility management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/21/2016
Expected: 11/2016 11/2016 Sitka Pence
541-618-2126
sitkapence@fs.fed.us
Description: This project includes replacement of the existing water distribution system at the Gold Beach Ranger Station.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50259
Location: UNIT - Gold Beach Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Curry. LEGAL - Not Applicable Gold Beach Ranger Station
Kimball Thin
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period
05/11/2016
Expected: 08/2016 04/2017 Barbara Cisneros
541-247-3613
bcisneros@fs.fed.us
Description: Variably thin up to 350 acres of dense, naturally-regenerated conifer forest, that is 50 to 80 years old. The goal is to enhance the development of late-successional conditions for the benefit of old-growth related species.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45047
Location: UNIT - Gold Beach Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Curry. LEGAL - T36S-R13W, Willamette Meridian Approximately 6 miles NE of Gold Beach, Oregon
RF-38 Test Drilling
CE
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A Holly Witt
541-247-3688
comments-pacificnorthwest-siskiyou-goldbeach@fs.fed.us
Description: Red Flat Nickel Corp. plans to drill 35 3-inch diameter holes to a depth of 50 feet to obtain core samples of minerals adjacent to existing roads. No new roads would be constructed. About 1200 feet of road would be brushed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41652
Location: UNIT - Gold Beach Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Curry. LEGAL - Township 37 South - Range 13 West - Sections 18, 19, 30, 31, and 32. Willamette Meridian. About 8 miles ESE of Gold Beach, Oregon, in the area known as Red Flat within the Hunter Creek and North Fork Pistol River watersheds. Access is via Hunter Creek Road (NFS 3680) to NFS 1703 road.
Renewal Special Use Permits for Outfitter/Guide Operations - Lower Rogue & Lower Illinois Rivers
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management
- Special area management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/11/2016
Expected: 11/2016 12/2016 Barbara Cisneros
541-247-3613
bcisneros@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-issuance of up to 63 special use permits (SUPs) to outfitter/guides providing tour boat (motorized jet boat), fishing (motorized and drift boat), kayaking, livery services and raft trips on Lower Rogue & Illinois, Lobster-Blossom B & Confl - Nancy
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50538
Location: UNIT - Gold Beach Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Curry. LEGAL - Not Applicable Lower Rogue R (from Lobster Creek upriver to the pool below Blossom Bar Rapids) and Lower Illinois River (from confluence with Rogue River to mouth of Nancy Creek)- nearest town is Agnes OR
Shasta Agness Landscape Restoration Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/14/2016
Est. Comment Period
02/2017
Expected: 08/2017 09/2017 Matthew Timchak
541-247-3624
mstimchak@fs.fed.us
Description: This project proposes to improve or maintain the quality of three different types of unique forest habitats, accelerate late seral conditions, improve or restore aquatic and riparian habitat and promote quality sustainable recreational opportunities.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49607
Location: UNIT - Gold Beach Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Curry. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project is located in Curry and Josephine County, Oregon, approximately 30 miles northeast of Gold Beach, Oregon, on the Gold Beach and Wild Rivers Ranger District.
South Coast Lumber Hazel Camp Road Special Use Permit
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/02/2016
Expected: 01/2017 01/2017 Gary Einck
541-618-2037
geinck@fs.fed.us
Description: 5-year special use permit for approximately 2,500-ft temporary road reconstruction, w/ partial localized rocking. Gated access to do site prep, harvest, and reforestation on private land. Approx. 50, <50-yr-old trees removed. Would then decommission.
Location: UNIT - Gold Beach Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Curry. LEGAL - Not Applicable S12 T38S R12W, and S2 T39S R12W (WM); 1.5 miles north of Bosley Butte; Pistol River (171003120403)
Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, High Cascades Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Big Pines Restoration
EA
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/28/2009
Est. Comment Period
08/2016
Expected: 11/2016 11/2016 Craig Davis
541-560-3469
cddavis@fs.fed.us
Description: Variable density and radial thinning to remove encroaching Douglas-fir, white fir, and dense understory around large old trees, followed by underburning.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33339
Location: UNIT - High Cascades Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - Not Applicable Stands adjacent to Hwy 62 between Prospect and Union Cr, and adjacent to Hwy 230 from its junction with Hwy 62 up approx 5 miles.
Upper Rogue Stream Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/08/2016
Expected: 12/2016 12/2016 Steven Brazier
541-471-6766
sbrazier@fs.fed.us
Description: Install instream log and boulder structures remove fish passage barriers to improve habitat quality for resident trout.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49629
Location: UNIT - High Cascades Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - Not Applicable Abbott Creek, Kiter Creek, Needle Creek, and Woodruff Creek
Wizard #2 Mine Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A Karla Gallegos
541-471-6708
kgallegos@fs.fed.us
Description: The project would authorize mining a sulfur enriched clay mineral deposit (epithermal argillite) on approximately 5 acres of land for up to 10 years. There would be no vegetation removal.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38262
Location: UNIT - High Cascades Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - W½, NW¼, Sec. 13, T. 29 N., R. 4 E., W.M., Douglas Co., OR. About 18 miles north of Prospect, OR
Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, J. Herbert Stone Nursery R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
J. Herbert Stone Nursery Herbicide Use
EA
- Facility management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/22/2016
Est. Comment Period
09/2016
Expected: 11/2016 11/2016 Shannon Downey
541-618-2074
shannonldowney@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorize the use of modern Hesticides for use in the JHS Nursery's integrated pest management program to improve effectiveness, reduce environmental impacts, and increase worker and public health and safety.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45666
Location: UNIT - J. Herbert Stone Nursery. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - Not Applicable J Herbert Stone Nursery, located near Central Point, OR
J. Herbert Stone Nursery Solar Array
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Facility management In Progress
Comment Period
11/01/2016
Expected: 02/2017 02/2017 Sitka Pence
541-426-5689
sitkapence@fs.fed.us
Description: As part of a grant from Department of Energy the Forest Service proposes to construct a 500.5-kilowatt solar array, covering approx. 1.2 acres, at the nursery site. The life expectancy of the array exceeds 20 years.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50065
Location: UNIT - J. Herbert Stone Nursery. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - Not Applicable J. Herbert Stone Nursery
Rogue Valley Sewer Services Re-Issuance of Special Use Permit
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/21/2016
Expected: 11/2016 11/2016 Gary Einck
541-618-2037
geinck@fs.fed.us
Description: Purpose is to re-issue a special use permit for operating and maintain a sewage collection system across the J. Herbert Stone Nursery.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50510
Location: UNIT - J. Herbert Stone Nursery. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - Not Applicable T. 37 S., R. 2 W., Sec: 16 & 24
Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, Powers Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Coos Forest Protection Association's use of Eden Ridge Lookout Tower permit renewal
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Cancelled N/A N/A Sitka Pence
541-618-2126
sitkapence@fs.fed.us
Description: Special use permit renewal to Coos Forest Protection Association for their use and maintenance of Eden Ridge Lookout Tower
Location: UNIT - Powers Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Coos. LEGAL - Not Applicable T.31 S., R. 11 W., Sec: 24
Elk River Watershed Restoration Planning Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Recreation management
- Land management planning
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2016
Expected: 12/2017 02/2018 Barbara Cisneros
541-247-3613
bcisneros@fs.fed.us
Description: This project proposes to: improve or maintain the quality of unique forest habitats; accelerate late seral conditions; improve or restore aquatic and riparian habitats; promote quality sustainable recreational opportunities; and reduce fuels.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50161
Location: UNIT - Powers Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Coos, Curry. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project is located in Curry and Coos Counties, Oregon, approximately 5 miles east of Port Orford, Oregon, on the Powers Ranger District.
Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Palmer Creek Diversion Removal
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/26/2016
Expected: 11/2016 11/2016 Sitka Pence
541-618-2126
sitkapence@fs.fed.us
Description: The project would remove a legacy channel spanning diversion dam (~3inch in height) at Palmer Creek, Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District. The dam is not currently used for water diversion.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50262
Location: UNIT - Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - Not Applicable T. 40 S., R. 3 W., Sec: 7
Perk's Cabin Defensible Space
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Facility management
- Heritage resource management
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/26/2016
Expected: 04/2017 04/2017 Sitka Pence
541-618-2126
sitkapence@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed treatments to reduce hazardous fuel loadings around Perks Cabin to create a fuel break to protect the historical administrative site, enhancement of wildlife habitat, timbered stands, range conditions, and protect range improvements
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50279
Location: UNIT - Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - Not Applicable Perk's Cabin
Weatherbee Mining Claim
EA
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A Karla Gallegos
541-471-6708
kgallegos@fs.fed.us
Description: Placer mine, removing mineral deposit from an ancient channel (underground). Project would remove approximately 40 cubic yards of material per year. Removal process would primarily pick and shovel, using a winch to move material mid-slope.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38263
Location: UNIT - Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Siskiyou. LEGAL - T. 48 N., R. 10 W., Section 22, SW 1/4, Mt. Diablo Meridian, Siskiyou County, California Elliott Creek, approximatley 10 miles south of Oregon/California border
Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, Wild Rivers Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Cedar Gulch Mine
EIS
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
07/12/2011
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
10/2015
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 Kevin Johnson
541-471-6727
kljohnson@fs.fed.us
Description: Previously known as Tracy Placer Mining Project (#9992). Prepare Supplemental EIS and environmental review of proposed Plan of Operations for placer mining less than 5 acres in the Sucker Creek watershed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36336
Location: UNIT - Wild Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Josephine. LEGAL - T40S, R06W, Section 19 South bank of Sucker Creek, about 11 miles southeast of Cave Junction, Oregon. Within Riparian Reserve and Late Successional Reserve.
Cleopatra Test Drilling
EA
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A Robert Shoemaker
541-471-6708
rshoemaker@fs.fed.us
Description: Red Flat Nickel Corp. plans to drill 59 3-inch diameter holes to a depth of 50 feet to obtain core samples of minerals in Curry County, Oregon. Equipment and personnel would be transported and removed via helicopter.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41908
Location: UNIT - Wild Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Curry. LEGAL - Primarily T41S-R10W-Sections 5-8, 17, 18; T41S-R11W-Sections 1, 12 About 10 miles WSW of O'Brien, Oregon. Generally between Baldface, Taylor, and Fall Creeks within the North Fork Smith River watershed, Curry County, Oregon.
Illinois River Outfitter-Guide (Special Use) Permits
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/26/2016
Expected: 11/2016 11/2016 Brian Long
541-899-3815
bplong@fs.fed.us
Description: Guided commercial outfitter/guiding service for rafting/paddling use on the Illinois River from March 1 thru June 30. Put in site is at Miami Bar below McCaleb's Ranch. Take out will be at the confluence of the Rogue River at Lower Oak Flat.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46962
Location: UNIT - Wild Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Josephine. LEGAL - Not Applicable Miami Bar to Lower Oak Flat (confluence with Rogue River).
Upper Briggs Creek
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/20/2016
Est. Comment Period
04/2017
Expected: 09/2017 11/2017 Matthew Paciorek
406-859-3211
mpaciorek@fs.fed.us
Description: Thinning and prescribed burning to promote vegetation diversity, preserve legacy pines and oaks, restore meadow habitat, and provide fire resiliency; decommission or storage of excess roads; fish passage improvement. Approx. 3500 acres affected.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45593
Location: UNIT - Wild Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Josephine. LEGAL - Not Applicable Upper Briggs Creek watershed, about 15 miles west of Grants Pass, OR.
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This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.