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, 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, Regionwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Region)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Aquatic Invasive Species order
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Comment Period
08/12/2015
Expected: 03/2016 03/2016 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 on all Forests in R6. 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=47350
Location: UNIT - R6 - Pacific Northwest Region All Units. STATE - Oregon, Washington. COUNTY - Baker, Benton, Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Coos, Crook, Curry, Deschutes, Douglas, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Hood River, Jackson, Jefferson, Josephine, Klamath, Lake, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Malheur, Marion, Morrow, Multnomah, Polk, Sherman, Tillamook, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wasco, Washington, Wheeler, Yamhill, Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Clallam, Clark, Columbia, Cowlitz, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lewis, Lincoln, Mason, Okanogan, Pacific, Pend Oreille, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Skamania, Snohomish, Spokane, Stevens, Thurston, Wahkiakum, Walla Walla, Whatcom, Whitman, Yakima. 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 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
FEIS NOA in Federal Register
10/09/2015
Expected: 02/2016 02/2016 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
Scoping Start
06/27/2015
Est. Comment Period
12/2015
Expected: 02/2016 04/2016 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.
Motorized Vehicle Use on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest Supplement
EIS
- Land management planning In Progress
FEIS NOA in Federal Register
09/17/2015
Expected: 01/2016 03/2016 Peggy Okeefe
541-471-6747
pokeefe@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, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide) R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
SW Oregon Mineral Withdrawals
EA
- Special use management
- Special area management
- Minerals and Geology
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
03/2016
Expected: 06/2017 06/2017 Roy Bergstrom
541-618-2200
rbergstrom@fs.fed.us
Description: Recommend the Secretary of the Interior withdraw from location and entry under mining laws about 101,062 acres of NFS and BLM lands, subject to valid existing rights, for a period of 5 years in aid of legislation (HR682/S346).
Location: UNIT - Wild Rivers Ranger District, Gold Beach Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Curry, Josephine. LEGAL - See project record for complete legal land description of the withdrawal area as described in the "Southwestern Oregon Watershed and Salmon Protection Act of 2015 "(S. 346 and H.R. 682). Approximately 5,216 acres of BLM-managed and revested O&C lands and 95,806 acres of NFS lands within the Hunter Creek and Pistol River Headwaters and the Rough and Ready and Baldface Creek Watersheds.
Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, Gold Beach Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Gold Beach Special Use Permit Renewals 2014
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2014
Expected: 01/2015 01/2015 Gary Einck
541-618-2037
geinck@fs.fed.us
Description: Renewal of nine existing expired special use permits. Re-authorization includes following uses: water transmission lines, tramways, driveways, and water storage facilities. No new construction or ground disturbance would occur.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45845
Location: UNIT - Gold Beach Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Curry. LEGAL - Not Applicable Locations spread-out throughout the Gold Beach District.
Kimball Thin
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/24/2014
Est. Comment Period
01/2016
Expected: 07/2016 04/2017
541-247-3656
cemerson@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
Port-Orford-cedar Planting
CE
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
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 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.
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
10/2015
Expected: 02/2016 07/2016 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.
Robertson Skid Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2015
Expected: 01/2016 07/2016 Gary Einck
541-618-2037
geinck@fs.fed.us
Description: Allow use of 1/3 mile of maintenance level 1 NFS road and skid processed logs over 250 feet of NFS lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48088
Location: UNIT - High Cascades Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - T 37 S., R 3 E., NE 1/4 of NE 1/4, Sec. 3, W.M. Adjacent to State Highway 140, approximately 8 miles west of Fish Lake.
Union Creek Water System Maintenance Project
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2015
Expected: 10/2015 03/2016 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
Utility Line Special Use Permits
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2015
Expected: 01/2016 01/2016 Gary Einck
541-618-2037
geinck@fs.fed.us
Description: Renew and combine four existing Century Link expired telephone line permits into one permit; renew one existing expired telephone line permit for Pacific Corps. Issue a new permit for fiber optic line along Highway 140 for Hunter Communications.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48087
Location: UNIT - High Cascades Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - Not Applicable Corridor along State Highway 140;near Latgawa Camp, Willow Lake, Prospect, and Fish Lake.
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 Pesticide Use
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Facility management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2015
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 Wayne Rolle
541-618-2056
wrolle@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorize the use of modern pesticides 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
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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
On Hold N/A N/A 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
- Special use management
- Road management
In Progress
Comment Period
11/10/2014
Expected: 10/2015 06/2016 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
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
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2015
Expected: 11/2015 02/2016 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
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
09/2015
Expected: 03/2016 07/2017 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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