Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

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- R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Regionwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Region)
- 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, Gold Beach Ranger District
- Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, High Cascades Ranger District
- 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, 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.
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 In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
09/21/2012
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
10/2014
Expected: 03/2015 10/2015 Wes Yamamoto
541-825-3100
wyamamoto@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.
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. 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
Motorized Vehicle Use on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest Supplement
EIS
- Land management planning In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
10/07/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
06/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 David Krantz
541-618-2126
dkrantz@fs.fed.us
Description: Supplement to the Motorized Vehicle Use on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest EIS.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33404
Location: UNIT - Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest All Units. STATE - California, Oregon. COUNTY - Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, Del Norte, Siskiyou. LEGAL - All Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest All Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, Gold Beach Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Kimball Thin
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2014
Expected: 11/2015 12/2015
541-247-3656
cemerson@fs.fed.us
Description: Variably thin up to 350 acres of 50-80 year old dense, naturally-regenerated conifer forest. 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
Port-Orford-cedar Planting
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 02/2015 03/2016 Holly Witt
541-247-3688
hfwitt@fs.fed.us
Description: Hand plant disease resistant Port-Orford-cedar and western white pine on 2 locations totaling about 80 acres in the Frances Schrader old-growth trail and headwaters of Hunter Creek. Requires minimal site-preparation and no tree cutting will occur.
Location: UNIT - Gold Beach Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Curry. LEGAL - T36S R13W sec. 6; T37S R13W, sec. 18. About 10 miles east of Gold Beach, Oregon.
RF-38 Test Drilling
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
11/14/2013
Expected: 12/2014 01/2015 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.
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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) On Hold N/A N/A Judd Lehman
541-560-3462
jlehman@fs.fed.us
Description: Apply recommended stand density reduction thinning to ponderosa pine dominated stands to sustain large ponderosa and sugar pine trees, increase stand vigor, and promote pine regeneration.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33345
Location: UNIT - High Cascades Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - T. 32 S., R. 3 E., Sec. 4,5,8,9,16,17,20,29. T. 31 S., R. 3 E., Sec. 3,10,15,16,21,28,29,32. T. 30 S., R. 3 E., Sec. 13,24,25,26,35. T. 30 S., R. 4 E., Sec. 6,7,18 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.
Bitter Lick Creek Instream Restoration Project
CE
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/16/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Steven Brazier
541-471-6766
sbrazier@fs.fed.us
Description: Reconstruct inlet to an off-channel pond to provide consistent flow of water from mainstem Bitter Lick Creek channel. Reconfigure four legacy instream structures that currently impair movement of juvinile anadromous fish.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44356
Location: UNIT - High Cascades Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - Northeast 1/4 section 12, Township 32 South, Range 1 East, of Willamette Meridian. Approximately 8 air miles north of Lost Creek Reservoir (along OR Hwy 62).
Union Creek Water System Maintenance Project
CE
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Leslie Moscoso
541-865-2710
lmoscoso@fs.fed.us
Description: The project would address several deferred maintenance items to the Union Creek Water System, including: replacement of the waterline, replacement of components at the Union Creek and Farewell Bend campgrounds, and the USFS Administrative Compound.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41172
Location: UNIT - High Cascades Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - sec. 34 and 35, Township 30 South, Range 3 East, of the Willamette Meridian Union Creek Campground, Farewell Bend Campground, and USFS Administrative Compound at Union Creek
Wizard Island #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, Powers Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Elk River Aquatic Restoration
CE
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 11/2014 12/2014 Karla Cottom
541-439-6250
kcottom@fs.fed.us
Description: Place large wood into and adjacent to ~2 miles of stream to improve habitat for fish and other aquatic species. Thin(non-commercial)~500 acres of previously harvested and dense stands to stimulate the development of mature forest near streams.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42420
Location: UNIT - Powers Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Curry. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Elk River watershed about 5 miles southeast of Port Orford, Oregon.
Mount Avery Spur Road Project
EA
- Road management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/22/2011
Est. Comment Period
11/2014
Expected: 02/2015 03/2015 Donald Kay
541-439-6223
dkay@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct about 330 feet of new road on Forest Service lands from the end of Forest Service Road 5201-200 to the private parcel in T32S, R13W, Section 16. Applicant requests permission to use and maintain the road for perpetual timber management.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36342
Location: UNIT - Powers Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Curry. LEGAL - T32S, R13W, Section 22 Sixes River and South Fork Sixes River watersheds approximately 15 miles east of Port Orford, Oregon.
Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Applegate Plantation Thin
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Fuels management
On Hold N/A N/A Katie Schubert
541-899-3800
kschubert@fs.fed.us
Description: Thin overcrowded, previously managed stands (plantations) located within the Applegate Adaptive Management Area (AMA) in order to maintain and enhance forest health and terrestrial and aquatic species habitat
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=22754
Location: UNIT - Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District. STATE - California, Oregon. COUNTY - Jackson, Josephine, Siskiyou. Applegate Adaptive Management Area
Ashland Trails Project
EA
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2012
Expected: 01/2013 03/2013 Brian Long
541-552-2907
bplong@fs.fed.us
Description: Addition of 13.2 miles of existing historic Forest Service trails and 8.7 miles of unauthorized user-created routes, construction of 9.7 miles of new trails, and closure and rehabilitation of 5.0 miles of unauthorized user-created trails.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39748
Location: UNIT - Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - T39S, R1E, Sec.17, 19, 20, 21, 27, 30-32, and 34; T40S, R1E, Sec. 2-9, and 17-19; T40S, R1W, Sec. 1, 12, and 13, W.M., Jackson Co., OR Ashland Creek and Neil Creek watersheds
PacifiCorp Power Line Special Use Re-Authorization
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 11/2014 12/2014 Gary Einck
541-618-2037
geinck@fs.fed.us
Description: Renewal of a permit for a 50-year term for an existing underground electrical distribution line near Mt. Ashland Ski Resort on USDA Forest Service lands. No new construction or ground disturbance would occur.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45049
Location: UNIT - Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - T40S-R01E-Sections 16, 20, 21, and 22. Willamette Meridian. Approximately 6.5 miles south of Ashland, Oregon, and approximately 6 miles north of the California border.
Strongarm Pine Plantation Thinning and Restoration Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
06/28/2012
Expected: 09/2012 10/2012 Michael Hackett
541-899-3884
mmhackett@fs.fed.us
Description: Precommercial thinning and fuels treatments on 55 acres of the 25-year-old Strongarm Plantation consisting of mixed conifer and hardwoods which range from 1 to 12 inches in diameter, with a focus on pine/oak restoration.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40533
Location: UNIT - Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - sec. 2, T. 40 S., R. 3 W., of the Willamette Meridian Upper Applegate 5th field watershed
Weatherbee Mining Claim
EA
- Minerals and Geology Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2012
Expected: 01/2013 03/2013 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
Briggs Valley
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Cancelled N/A N/A Don Bellville
541-471-6735
dbellville@fs.fed.us
Description: Partial cut exisiting stands to promote large-diameter trees and maintain pine-oak habitat on approximately 985 acres;no regen harvest or new system road construction; objective is to increase vigor and growth of mid-seral stands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=13484
Location: UNIT - Wild Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Josephine. LEGAL - T36S, R8W including General Forest, Partial Retention, and Special Wildlife Areas (meadows) Upper Briggs Valley Watershed
Cedar Gulch Mine
EIS
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A 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 Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2014
Expected: 04/2015 05/2015 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.
East Fork Illinois River Channel & Floodplain Restoration
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 05/2015 09/2015 Jamie Krezelok
541-471-6716
jkrezelok@fs.fed.us
Description: Place large wood, construct a 1500-foot side channel, and revegetate about 7 miles of stream to improve fish habitat and water quality.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44994
Location: UNIT - Wild Rivers Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Del Norte. LEGAL - T18N-R5E-Sec. 1, 2, 4, 12; T19N-R5E-Sec. 33-35. Humboldt Meridian. About 11 miles south of Cave Junction, Oregon, within Del Norte County, California.
Fritillaria gentneri Reintroduction and Augmentation
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
08/04/2014
Expected: 11/2014 07/2015 Stuart Osbrack
541-592-4052
sosbrack@fs.fed.us
Description: A collaborative partnership between Forest Service, BLM, USFWS and ODA to introduce Fritillaria gentneri into oak habitat in the Shan Ck area. A total of 4-8 plots, planted with pickaxe or shovel. No vegetation will be removed in planting.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45058
Location: UNIT - Wild Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Josephine. LEGAL - Township 36S.,R.7W.,Willamette Meridian, Sections 4 and 9 Approximately 12 air miles west of Grants Pass, Oregon, in the Shan Creek drainage.
Sucker Creek Legacy Roads and Trails Project
EA
- Road management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/01/2013
Est. Comment Period
04/2014
Expected: 09/2014 06/2015 Chris Park
541-471-6761
cpark@fs.fed.us
Description: Decommissioning, stormproofing and stream crossing upgrades to legacy roads and trails within the Sucker Creek 5th field watershed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33407
Location: UNIT - Wild Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Josephine. LEGAL - T. 39 S., R. 6 W., T. 39 S. R. 5 W., T. 40 S., R. 6 W., T. 40 S., R. 5 W., T. 41 S., R. 6 W., of the Willamette Meridian Sucker Creek 5th field watershed
Upper Briggs Creek
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 09/2016 10/2016 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.
Wild Rivers Aquatic and Riparian Habitat Enhancement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
On Hold N/A N/A Ian Reid
541-899-3852
ireid@fs.fed.us
Description: Restoration of aquatic ecosystems and water quality across the Wild Rivers RD.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38247
Location: UNIT - Wild Rivers Ranger District. STATE - California, Oregon. COUNTY - Curry, Josephine, Del Norte. Wild Rivers Ranger District
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