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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- 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

   *NEW LISTING*
- 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 Some equipment is outdated and unstable and needs to be replaced.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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/30/2015
Est. Comment Period
10/2016
Expected: 02/2017 07/2017 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.
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

   *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
On Hold N/A N/A 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
Siuslaw National Forest, Hebo Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Install Electrical at Hebo Lake Campground
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/09/2016
Expected: 01/2017 02/2017 Debra Hobbs
760-788-0250x3327
dshobbs@fs.fed.us
Description: Install approx. 500 feet of underground electric cable from Forest Service Road 14 to Campground Host site.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50422
Location: UNIT - Hebo Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Tillamook. LEGAL - Not Applicable Hebo Lake Campground near Hebo, OR.
LTEP Research Thinning and Down Wood Creation
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Research
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.
Lower Boulder Creek Culvert Replacement
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
Analysis Completed Expected: 11/2016
Actual: 10/27/2016
06/2017 Leah Tai
5033925126
ltai@fs.fed.us
Description: The replacement of this failing 32.5 foot-long undersized culvert with an appropriate Aquatic Organism Passage (AOP) bridge will accommodate natural stream processes an and restore fish passage for anadromous species.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49151
Location: UNIT - Hebo Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lincoln. LEGAL - Not Applicable Boulder Creek, a tributary to the Nestucca River, on Blankenship Road off of Blaine Road (Hwy 858), 5 miles east of the community of Beaver in Tillamook County.
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
- Special area management
- Recreation 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

   *NEW LISTING*
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/25/2015
Est. Comment Period
12/2016
Expected: 04/2017 05/2017 Wayne Patterson
503-392-5136
comments-pacificnorthwest-siuslaw-hebo@fs.fed.us
Description: Project proposes to thin approx. 2,500 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.
Special Use Permit Renewal, Drift Creek Organization Camp
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/09/2016
Expected: 12/2016 01/2017 Debra Hobbs
503-392-5128
dshobbs@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue Organizational Camp permit, changing from an existing annual permit to a 20 year, term permit. Permitted activities have been in existence since the 1940's.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50396
Location: UNIT - Hebo Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lincoln. LEGAL - Not Applicable Drift Creek Organizational Camp, Forest Road 1790 east of Lincoln City, OR.
Special Use Permit Renewal, Equestrian Outfitter Guide
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/09/2016
Expected: 04/2017 05/2017 Debra Hobbs
503-392-5128
dshobbs@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissuance of permit from a temporary permit to a 5 year term permit. This would allow day-use for 13 days annually, late spring until early fall. Groups with a maximum of 8-10 horses per trip would be authorized to ride on existing Forest Roads.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50399
Location: UNIT - Hebo Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Tillamook. LEGAL - Not Applicable One route includes the use of Forest Road 1500. The second route includes the use of Forest Roads 1650 and 1280.
Special Use Permit Renewal, Oregon ATV Youth Rider Program at Sand Lake Recreation Area.
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/09/2016
Expected: 12/2016 01/2017 Debra Hobbs
503-392-5128
dshobbs@fs.fed.us
Description: Renew 5 year permit for Oregon ATV Safety Youth Rider Program.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50417
Location: UNIT - Hebo Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Tillamook. LEGAL - Not Applicable Sand Lake Recreation Area between Lincoln City and Tillamook Oregon.
Special Use Permit Renewal, Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Fish Ladder
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/09/2016
Expected: 12/2016 01/2017 Debra Hobbs
503-392-5128
dshobbs@fs.fed.us
Description: Renew 5 year permit for Fish Ladder and facilities including vehicle gate, foot-bridge, shed, and fish trap.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50416
Location: UNIT - Hebo Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lincoln. LEGAL - Not Applicable East of Lincoln City, OR. On the South Fork of Schooner Creek, off Forest Service Road 1783.
Upper Boulder Creek Culvert Replacement
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
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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