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.

Report Contents (click to jump to a section):
- Projects Occurring Nationwide
- 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


Projects Occurring Nationwide
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Incorporating Greater Sage-grouse Conservation Measures into Land Management Plans (Wyoming)
EIS
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Cancelled N/A N/A Danielle Chi
801-625-5667
dkchi@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service will be a cooperating agency with the BLM (lead agency) in preparing programmatic EISs to incorporate greater sage-grouse conservation measures into land management plans, including the Thunder Basin NG plan, through plan amendment
Web Link: http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/more/sagegrouse/eastern.html
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. LEGAL - Not Applicable UNIT - Thunder Basin NG portion of the Medicine Bow-Routt NF; WY; multiple counties involved
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
08/2014
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
Coos-Curry Electric Cooperative Power Line Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/10/2013
Expected: 07/2014 08/2014 Holly Witt
541-247-3688
hfwitt@fs.fed.us
Description: Renewal of existing Coos-Curry Electric Cooperative, Inc. power line special use permits and incorporation of amendments into one authorization, including an operations and maintenance plan. No new construction or ground disturbance would occur.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43133
Location: UNIT - Gold Beach Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Curry. LEGAL - Not Applicable Within Curry Co.on Forest Service lands adjacent to the Rogue River from approx. Foster Bar west to the USFS boundary, and adjacent to the Illinois River from Oak Flat north to Rogue River.
RF-38 Test Drilling
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
11/14/2013
Expected: 11/2014 12/2014 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).
Clarks Fork Wildlife Habitat Enhancement & Fuels Treatment Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/09/2014
Expected: 08/2014 10/2014 Jeff VonKienast
541-560-3440
jvonkienast@fs.fed.us
Description: Prescribed burning (some Spring prep burning, with all units burned in fall) on up to 6,450 acres to improve wildlife habitat (improve quantity and quality of forage) and maintain current low fuel loading in project areas.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38386
Location: UNIT - High Cascades Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - Township 35 & 36 South, Range 3 & 4, East, Willamette Meridian, Jackson County, Oregon Approximately 5 miles east of Butte Falls, Oregon along County Highway 821
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
Eden Ridge Timber Sales
EIS
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
FEIS NOA in Federal Register
03/20/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Wesley Crum
541-439-6241
whcrum@fs.fed.us
Description: Commercial thinning, root disease treatments and planting on approx. 3,736 acres of candidate stands regenerated in the 1920s-40s and located on Matrix under NWFP. Includes 72 treatment units using ground-based and aerial logging systems.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33418
Location: UNIT - Powers Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Coos. LEGAL - T. 31 S., R. 10 W., Sec. 9, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 29, and 30; T. 31 S., R. 11 W., Sec. 24, 25, 26, and 27, W.M. Approximately four (4) air miles southeast of the city of Powers, Oregon within the area known as Eden Ridge.
Elk River Aquatic Restoration
CE
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2014
Expected: 10/2014 10/2014 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
- Special use management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/22/2011
Est. Comment Period
08/2014
Expected: 11/2014 12/2014 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
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- 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
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)
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/22/2011
Est. Comment Period
12/2012
Expected: 01/2013 03/2013 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 In Progress
Scoping Start
11/20/2013
Est. Comment Period
11/2014
Expected: 01/2015 02/2015 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

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- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2014
Expected: 05/2015 06/2015 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.
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
Wild Rivers Aquatic and Riparian Habitat Enhancement Project
CE
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
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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