Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

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- Siuslaw National Forest, Central Coast Ranger District/Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
- Siuslaw National Forest, Hebo Ranger District


Siuslaw National Forest, Central Coast Ranger District/Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Communication Site Upgrade and Maintenance Project
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/17/2016
Est. Comment Period
07/2018
Expected: 09/2018 06/2019 Angela Morris
541-563-8464
angelamorris@fs.fed.us
Description: BPA needs to maintain and upgrade its existing communication site located on Marys Peak. Some equipment is outdated and unstable and needs to be replaced. BPA plans to prepare an environmental assessment (EA). The USFS will be a cooperating agency
Location: UNIT - Central Coast Ranger District/Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Benton. LEGAL - T12S, R7W, Section 21, WM The site is located within the Mary's Peak Scenic Botanical Area, approximately 12 miles southwest of Corvallis.
Indian Creek Landscape Management Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/30/2015
Est. Comment Period
09/2017
Expected: 02/2018 03/2018 Donni Vogel
541-563-8416
comments-pacificnorthwest-siuslaw-centralcoast@fs.fed.us
Description: This is a landscape-scale restoration project in the Indian Creek watershed. Activities include: plantation thinning, fish and wildlife habitat enhancement, invasive plant treatments, and road improvements.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48438
Location: UNIT - Central Coast Ranger District/Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T17S, R9&10W; T16S, R9,10,&11W; Willamette Meridan Indian Creek watershed about 14 air miles northeast of Florence, Oregon.
North Fork Smith Trails Bridge Replacement
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2017
Actual: 05/31/2017
09/2017 Donni Vogel
541-563-8416
dvogel@fs.fed.us
Description: Replace two failing bridges to provide safe passage on N Fork Smith River Trail across river. The new well-designed bridge crossings are also critical to minimize sedimentation and erosion, thus preserving the habitat for the salmon and steelhead .
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51248
Location: UNIT - Central Coast Ranger District/Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - Township 19 South, Range 10 West, Section 24 for the northern bridge, and Township 19 South, Range 9 West, Section 30 for the southern bridge. bridge #1 about 1.6 mile from the North Fork Smith Trailhead; bridge #2 located about 3.6 miles from the North Fork Smith Trailhead
Renewal of 2014 Multi-Year Special Use Authorizations
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2016
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 John Harper
541-271-6023 or 541-271-6000
comments-pacificnorthwest-siuslaw-centralcoast@fs.fed.us
Description: SUP renewals including Marys Peak Communication site, driveway access to private property, operation and maintenance of Big Elk Campground, and helicopter landing site
Location: UNIT - Central Coast Ranger District/Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Benton, Coos, Douglas, Lane, Lincoln. LEGAL - Not Applicable Benton, Douglas, Lane and Lincoln Counties
Riparian Restoration Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/12/2015
Est. Comment Period
07/2017
Expected: 11/2017 12/2017 Christine Hirsch
541-750-7034
comments-pacificnorthwest-siuslaw@fs.fed.us
Description: Thin about 22 acres within 6 stands of less than 80 year old Douglas-fir plantations to evaluate the effects of thinning plantations in riparian areas, with a particular focus on wood recruitment to streams, coho salmon and its habitat.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47455
Location: UNIT - Central Coast Ranger District/Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T17S, R10W, Sections 5-7, Willamette Meridian, Lane County, Oregon North Fork Siuslaw watershed basin on the Central Oregon coast, approximately 40 miles southwest of Corvallis
Various 2013 Expired Special Use Permit Renewals
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Cancelled N/A N/A John Harper
541-271-6023 or 541-271-6000
comments-pacificnorthwest-siuslaw-centralcoast@fs.fed.us
Description: Several SUPs previously authorized
Location: UNIT - Central Coast Ranger District/Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Coos, Douglas, Lane, Lincoln. LEGAL - Not Applicable Various sites in Coos, Douglas, Lane and Lincoln Counties
Siuslaw National Forest, Hebo Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
LTEP Research Thinning and Down Wood Creation
CE
- Research
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
On Hold N/A N/A Wayne Patterson
503-392-5136
wpatterson@fs.fed.us
Description: Non-commercial thinning in Long Term Ecosystem Productivity (LTEP) plots. Trees will be cut and left as down wood in treated plots.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48241
Location: UNIT - Hebo Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Tillamook, Yamhill. LEGAL - Not Applicable LTEP plots adjacent to Forest Service Roads 1431-111 and 1432-112.
North Creek Culvert
CE
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
On Hold N/A N/A Joe Acosta
541-563-8405
comments-pacificnorthwest-siuslaw-hebo@fs.fed.us
Description: Replace existing undersized 11ft culvert that is currently a passage barrier to upstream migration of fish and other aquatic organisms with an all aquatic organism passage structure.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48240
Location: UNIT - Hebo Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lincoln. LEGAL - Not Applicable 7 miles west of Lincoln City, on Lincoln Co. Rd. 109, FS Roads 17 and 1790.
Promoting connectivity to the future Lincoln City trail system
CE
- Recreation management
- Special area management
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/09/2016
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 Debra Hobbs
503-392-5128
dshobbs@fs.fed.us
Description: In conjunction with Lincoln City, develop a system trail which when added to the City system creates a trail out to the coastline. Several user created routes which are creating resource damage would be closed. Estimate less than 1 mile of const.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50418
Location: UNIT - Hebo Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lincoln. LEGAL - Not Applicable North of Lincoln City, Oregon in the Cascade Head Scenic Research Area.
Schooner-Rock Restoration Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Analysis Completed Expected: 06/2017
Actual: 06/22/2017
10/2017 Sally Christensen
541-392-5100
smchristensen@fs.fed.us
Description: Project proposes to thin approx. 2,400 acres of young conifer plantations in the Schooner and Rock Creek subwatersheds to promote the development of late-successional forest habitat.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44852
Location: UNIT - Hebo Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lincoln. LEGAL - T 6 and 7 S, R 10 and 11 W; Willamette Meridian Hebo Ranger District about 80 miles NW of Corvallis.
Upper Boulder Creek Culvert Replacement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/09/2016
Expected: 03/2017 06/2017 Leah Tai
5033925126
ltai@fs.fed.us
Description: Replace the upper failing 42.6 ft. long undersized culvert with a bridge over Boulder Creek on old Boulder Creek Road, 5 miles east of the community of Beaver in Tillamook County.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50552
Location: UNIT - Hebo Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lincoln. LEGAL - Not Applicable Boulder Creek on old Boulder Creek Road, 5 miles east of the community of Beaver in Tillamook County.
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