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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- R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
- Umatilla National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Umatilla National Forest, Heppner Ranger District
- Umatilla National Forest, North Fork John Day Ranger District
- Umatilla National Forest, Pomeroy Ranger District
- Umatilla National Forest, Walla Walla Ranger District


R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision
EIS
- Land management planning In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
03/14/2014
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
09/2016
Expected: 04/2017 04/2017 Sabrina Stadler
541-523-1246
bluemtnplanrevision@fs.fed.us
Description: Revision of Land Management Plans (Forest Plans) for the Malheur, Umatilla, & Wallowa-Whitman Forests. Forest Plans provide strategic, program-level guidance for future management of forests and their natural resources for the next 10-15 years.
Web Link: http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/BlueMountainForestPlanRevisionComments
Location: UNIT - Malheur National Forest All Units, Umatilla National Forest All Units, Wallowa Valley Ranger District, Eagle Cap Ranger District, La Grande Ranger District, Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon, Washington. COUNTY - Baker, Grant, Harney, Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wheeler, Asotin, Columbia, Garfield, Walla Walla. LEGAL - Not Applicable Forest-wide for Malheur, Umatilla, & Wallowa-Whitman (except for the HCNRA)
Blue Mountains Forest Resiliency Project
EIS
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
02/05/2016
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
09/2016
Expected: 05/2017 07/2017 Ayn Shlisky
541-278-3762
ajshlisky@fs.fed.us
Description: The Blue Mountains Forest Resiliency Project will propose thinning and prescribed burning on approximately 610,000 acres on the Ochoco, Umatilla and Wallowa-Whitman National Forests.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48582
Location: UNIT - Ochoco National Forest All Units, Umatilla National Forest All Units, Wallowa-Whitman National Forest All Units. STATE - Oregon, Washington. COUNTY - Baker, Crook, Grant, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wheeler, Asotin, Columbia, Garfield, Walla Walla. LEGAL - Not Applicable the project area lies within the Blue Mountains ecoregion of northeast Oregon and southeast Washington. It covers 13 counties and includes shared boundaries with private, tribal, state and other lands
Umatilla 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
Addition of Aminopyralid to Forest Plan
CE
- Land management planning
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/13/2016
Est. Comment Period
07/2016
Expected: 07/2016 07/2016 Paula Brooks
541-575-3303
pjbrooks@fs.fed.us
Description: Amend the Forest Plan to include the use of Aminopyralid in herbicide application on the Umatilla NF.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49279
Location: UNIT - Umatilla National Forest All Units. STATE - Oregon, Washington. COUNTY - Grant, Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wheeler, Asotin, Columbia, Garfield, Walla Walla. LEGAL - Not Applicable Umatilla National Forest, Oregon and Washington
Forestwide Aquatic Restoration
EA
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/13/2016
Est. Comment Period
08/2016
Expected: 03/2017 04/2017 Katherine Ramsey
541-278-3933
kramsey@fs.fed.us
Description: Aquatic restoration on public and private lands within the boundary of the UNF and/or adjacent lands in boundary-spanning 5th HUC watersheds where restoration activities would benefit or help achieve Forest Service aquatic restoration goals.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47428
Location: UNIT - Umatilla National Forest All Units. STATE - Oregon, Washington. COUNTY - Grant, Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wheeler, Asotin, Columbia, Garfield. LEGAL - Not Applicable Within the boundary of the Umatilla National Forest and/or adjacent lands in boundary-spanning 5th HUC watersheds.
Umatilla National Forest, Heppner Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Administrative Site Adjustments
CE
- Land management planning
- Facility management
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/22/2015
Est. Comment Period
'
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 Jeromy Wilson
541-676-2103
jwilson07@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of this project is to adjust the Administrative Site boundaries to allow for ongoing and future management in and around Madison Butte Lookout and Black Mountain Communication Site.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48674
Location: UNIT - Heppner Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Umatilla. LEGAL - Madison Butte Lookout & Communications Site: T5S-R27E-Sec 29 NE/NE Black Mountain Communication Site: T4S-R28E-Sec 14 SW/SE Willamette Meridian Surveyed Black Mountain Communication Site: Upper Willow Creek HUC6 Madison Butte Lookout & Communications Site: Rhea Creek, Wall Creek, and Upper Rock Creek HUC6
Collins Butte Fire Restoration Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
01/13/2016
Expected: 04/2017 04/2017 Pam Arbogast
541-427-5327
parbogast@fs.fed.us
Description: This project proposes post-fire rehabilitation following the 2015 Collins Butter Fire by planning 25,000 ponderosa pine seedlings within the fire area.
Location: UNIT - Heppner Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wheeler. LEGAL - T7S, R24E, Sections 14 & 15 This project is within the 2015 Collins Butte Fire, overlapping the Wheeler Point Fire Scar. The project lies within Wheeler County, T7S, R24E, Sections 14 & 15.
Ditch Creek Fence and Spring
CE
- Grazing management On Hold N/A N/A Tim Collins
541-676-2114
tcollins@fs.fed.us
Description: Replace 6.5 miles of electric fence with 3-strand barbed wire fence along Mallory and Little Potamus and Gilbert creeks. Develop 5 spring sites to provide water in the uplands for cattle and wildlife.
Location: UNIT - Heppner Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant, Morrow. LEGAL - T5S, R28E, Sec 10,14, & 25. T8S, R26S Sec 22. T6S, R28E, Sec 12, 13, & 24. T6S, R29E, Sec 8, 9, & 17. South of Heppner along Mallory, Little Potamus, and Gilbert creeks
Ellis Commercial Thin
CE
- Forest products On Hold N/A N/A Jonathan Day
(541) 676-2129
jday@fs.fed.us
Description: The Ellis Commercial Thin project proposes to reduce stocking levels by using a commercial timber sale. This project consists of one thinning unit totaling approximately 70 acres in size located south of the 2105 road.
Web Link: http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41350
Location: UNIT - Heppner Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant, Wheeler. LEGAL - Township 6 S., Range 29 E., Section 3 Willamette Meridian Heppner Ranger District - Approximately 36 miles southeast of Heppner
Hog Creek Fence Replacement
CE
- Grazing management On Hold N/A N/A Tim Collins
541-676-2114
tcollins@fs.fed.us
Description: Replace an existing 1.75 miles of electric fence with a 3-strand barbed-wire fence.
Location: UNIT - Heppner Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Morrow. LEGAL - Township 6 South, Range 27 East, Sections 3, 10, and 11 One and a half miles east of the Tupper Work Center running west along Skookum Creek
Mountain Top Defensible Space
CE
- Forest products
- Fuels management
On Hold N/A N/A Jeromy Wilson
541-676-2103
jwilson07@fs.fed.us
Description: This project is designed to increase site distance of the Madison and Tamarack fire detection lookouts and reduce the risk of loss of improvements (lookout towers and communication systems) due to wildfire.
Location: UNIT - Heppner Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Morrow. LEGAL - Not Applicable Black Mountain Communication Site, located at T 4S R 28E Sect. 14 SW/SE. Madison Butte Lookout, located at T 5S R 27E Sect. 29 NE/NE.  
Potamus Fuels Reduction
EA
- Fuels management On Hold N/A N/A Scott Wryn
541-676-2138
swryn@fs.fed.us
Description: Identify and reduce wildfire risk to public and private lands within the Potamus subwatersheds as identified in the Morrow County Community Wildfire Protection Plan.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=29191
Location: UNIT - Heppner Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant, Morrow. LEGAL - T5S R28E, T5S R29E, T6S R28E, and T6S R29E Within the Potamus WUI area as identified in the Morrow County Community Wildfire Protection Plan
Rhea Commercial Thin
CE
- Forest products On Hold N/A N/A Megan Smith
541-676-2129
mhsmith@fs.fed.us
Description: The Rhea Thin project proposes to reduce stocking levels by using a commercial timber sale. This project consists of two thinning units totaling approximately 70 acres located along the 2100050 road.
Web Link: http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41366
Location: UNIT - Heppner Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Morrow. LEGAL - Township 5 S., Range 28 E., Section 7 Umatilla National Forest, Heppner Ranger District. Approximately 16 miles southeast of the town of Heppner, OR.
Tamarack Cattle Allotment Project
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/02/2015
Est. Comment Period
09/2016
Expected: 03/2017 04/2017 Tim Collins
541-676-2114
tcollins@fs.fed.us
Description: There is a need to continue authorization of livestock grazing consistent with the goals and objectives of the Umatilla National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan (Forest Plan) to maintain or improve resource conditions.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48680
Location: UNIT - Heppner Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant, Wheeler. LEGAL - T7S, R25E, Sec 13, 14, & 24-26 T7S, R26E, Sec 21, & 26-36 T8S, R25E, Sec 1, 2, & 11-14 T8S, R26E, Sec 2-11, & 14-22, & 28-30 Willamette Meridian Surveyed Located in the southern portion of the Heppner Ranger District in portions of the Wall Creek and Lower John Day River/Kahler Creek watersheds within Grant and Wheeler counties.
Umatilla National Forest, North Fork John Day Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2016 Spring Reconstruction Project
CE
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/13/2016
Expected: 07/2016 07/2016 Bradley Lathrop
541-427-5366
blathrop@fs.fed.us
Description: There is a need to improve conditions at Big Springs. The water developments have exceeded their life expectancy and need to be reconstructed to protect the springs and provide water for livestock.
Location: UNIT - North Fork John Day Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - T. 8 S., R. 32 E., section 10 The project is located at Big Springs in T. 8 S., R. 32 E., section 10, in Grant County, Oregon.
Clear Creek Tailings Road Realignment
EA
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
On Hold N/A N/A Joy Archuleta
541-427-5364
jearchuleta@fs.fed.us
Description: Move dredge tailings and relocate about 3100 feet of Grant County Road 13. Survey and design in FY2010, NEPA analysis & documentation FY 2011, implementation FY 2012/2013.
Location: UNIT - North Fork John Day Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - T9S, R35E, Sec 10, 14, 15 The project is located in Grant County, Oregon, in the Clear Creek Watershed on Grant County Road 13
Columbia Power Special Use Authorization for a New Term
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/15/2010
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 Christine Helberg
541-427-5351
chelberg@fs.fed.us
Description: Use and maintenance of the existing utility corridor.
Location: UNIT - North Fork John Day Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant, Umatilla. LEGAL - T2-5S R32E, T5-8S R31-33E, and T4-5S R31-35E (Willamette Principal Meridian) Powerline corridors that cross FS lands: (1)near Albee, (2) east of Ukiah near Hwy 244 and (3) near Dale along Hwy 395 and FS road 3980
Hidaway Mining EA
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
12/27/2011
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 Christine Helberg
541-427-5351
chelberg@fs.fed.us
Description: Expansion of current exploration pits to a maximum of 30 ft wide by 25 ft deep using hand tools & limited mechanical equipment. Use of an existing closed road & shelter. Placement of an outhouse. Limited use of a spring for hand-washing of rock.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=30735
Location: UNIT - North Fork John Day Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Umatilla. LEGAL - T5S R33 1/2E Sections 22, 23 Hidaway Creek drainage, Umatilla County, Oregon
NFJD Aspen Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2016
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 Diane Shirley
541-427-5315
dshirley@fs.fed.us
Description: Restoration projects to protect/enhance/restore declining stands of quaking aspen to improve wildlife habitat. Includes buck & pole fencing, tree planting and girdling, felling or removal of conifers up to 21" DBH.
Location: UNIT - North Fork John Day Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant, Morrow, Umatilla. LEGAL - Entire North Fork John Day Ranger District; see project file for legal locations District-wide, wherever aspen stands occur
Oriental Loop OHV Trail Construction
CE
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Janel Lacey
541-427-5394
jlacey@fs.fed.us
Description: Designate 9.6 miles of new OHV trail to provide additional access to the Winom-Frazier OHV Complex from the Oriental Campground. Most of the route would occur on existing open and closed roads, with only 1-2 miles of new construction.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35259
Location: UNIT - North Fork John Day Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant, Umatilla. LEGAL - Follows existing open and closed roads beside Oriental Creek from Oriental Creek Campground on the N. Fork John Day River to the Winom-Frazier OHV Trail system. T. 6 S. R. 33 E., sections 26, 27, 34, and 35; and T. 7 S., R. 33 E., sections 3 and 10
Paradise Trail Reroute
CE
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Janel Lacey
541-427-5394
jlacey@fs.fed.us
Description: Reroute the lower portion of the Paradise Trail to install grade-reducing switchbacks (3.4 miles), bringing the grade from 40% to 10-15% for the entire trail. Decommission 1.1 miles of existing, steep trail.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35258
Location: UNIT - North Fork John Day Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - T 6 S., R. 34 E. sections 2 and 3. The trail is located within the North Fork John Day Wilderness
Ruby Creek Snowmobile Trail Grooming
CE
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Janel Lacey
541-427-5394
jlacey@fs.fed.us
Description: This is an existing, un-groomed snowmobile trail. In order to groom the trail, a bridge will be constructed over Ruby Creek and trees less than six inches DBH along each side of the trail will be removed to a 14-foot width.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33727
Location: UNIT - North Fork John Day Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - T9S R35E Secs 14, 15, 17 & 18 Approximately three miles southwest of the town of Granite, OR
Ten Cent Community Wildfire Protection Project
EA
- Fuels management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/22/2014
Est. Comment Period
09/2016
Expected: 03/2017 04/2017 Andrew Stinchfield
541-427-5397
astinchfield@fs.fed.us
Description: This fuels reduction project is located within the Granite Creek Watershed on the Umatilla and Wallowa-Whitman National forests and is located in Grant County, Oregon.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45203
Location: UNIT - North Fork John Day Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - The project area is located in Grant County, Oregon, in the: Southeast corner of Township 8, South Range 34 East This project is located within the Granite Creek Watershed on the Umatilla and Wallowa-Whitman National forests
Western Route Thinning Project.
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
09/30/2014
Expected: 08/2016 08/2016 Lea Baxter
541-427-5373
lbaxter@fs.fed.us
Description: This project includes thinning 4,654 acres for the purpose of promoting stand health, large tree development, and reducing fire intensity to minimize the chance of catastrophic fire events.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45571
Location: UNIT - North Fork John Day Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Umatilla. LEGAL - The project area is approximately 4,654 acres. Proposed stands in the project area are located in Townships 4, 5 and 6 South, Ranges 29 and 30 East, in multiple sections, Willamette Meridian surveyed The project area is approximately 4,761 acres. Proposed stands in the project area are located in Townships 4, 5 and 6, Ranges 29 and 30 East, in multiple sections, Willamette Meridian surveyed.
Willoughby Urban Interface Protection Project
EA
- Fuels management On Hold N/A N/A Chris Johnson
541-278-3704
cjohnson@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose is to provide a safe working environment for firefighters and to improve probability of success in protecting life and property in the event of a wildfire within or threatening the values at risk.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45207
Location: UNIT - North Fork John Day Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Umatilla. LEGAL - The project area is located in Township 5 South, Range 33 East, Sections 4, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 23, 28, and 29, Willamette Meridian surveyed, Umatilla County, Oregon. This project is located in the Bowman-Camas Creek and Hidaway Creek watersheds on the Umatilla National Forest.
Umatilla National Forest, Pomeroy Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Asotin Creek Prescribed Fire Project
EA
- Fuels management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/14/2011
Est. Comment Period
07/2016
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 Tara Hanger
509-843-4676
thanger@fs.fed.us
Description: Implement prescribed fire on approx. 7900 acres of FS land & 2400 acres of WA Dept of Fish and Wildlife land to reduce fuels (ground, ladder, canopy biomass) and rehabilitate grass and shrubs to improve wildlife forage.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34631
Location: UNIT - Pomeroy Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Asotin, Garfield. LEGAL - T9N,R4E, Sections 14-16, 21-23, 24-28 and 35; T9N, R43E Sections 2-4, 9-10 and; T9N, R44E, Sections 16-17, 19-21 and 30. Forest Service and WA Dept of Fish and Wildlife land in Garfield and Asotin Counties, WA
Little Tucannon Post Assisted Log Structures (PALS)
CE
- Watershed management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2016
Expected: 07/2016 07/2016 William Dowdy
509-522-6042
wdowdy@fs.fed.us
Description: Install post assisted log structures (PALS) with large and small woody debris along lower 1.5 miles of Little Tucannon River to improve habitat diversity and floodplain connection.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49400
Location: UNIT - Pomeroy Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Columbia. LEGAL - T 9N, R 40E, Section 25 and T 9N, R 41E, section 30 Approximately 13 linear miles southeast of Dayton, WA. Near Forest Road 4620.
Seven Sisters Spring Development
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants On Hold N/A N/A William Dowdy
509-843-4687
wdowdy@fs.fed.us
Description: Fence off the spring area to exclude cattle. Water will be piped to a new trough approximately 100 feet away from spring. Trough will be outside of fenced area on a gravel pad. Overflow water will be piped back inside fenced area.
Location: UNIT - Pomeroy Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Asotin. T7N., R43E, Section 1
Sunrise Vegetation and Fuels Management
EIS
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
11/28/2014
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
09/2016
Expected: 10/2017 11/2017 Bradley Cooper
509-843-4626
bradleylcooper@fs.fed.us
Description: Timber harvest, other tree cutting activities and fuels treatments to move conditions to desired levels and/or ranges. Utilize existing road system except, 11 miles of temp road, of which utilizes 9 miles on existing road templates.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45689
Location: UNIT - Pomeroy Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Asotin, Garfield. LEGAL - Not Applicable Project is approx. 16 linear miles southwest of Asotin, WA. Project is primarily bounded by 44 Rd (Smoothing Iron), 41 Rd (Upper Lick Rd), and portion of 42 Rd (Iron Springs).
Umatilla National Forest, Walla Walla Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
City of Walla Walla Radio Repeater Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 08/2016
Actual: 08/17/2016
09/2016 Jeff Bloom
509-522-6277
jhbloom@fs.fed.us
Description: Project would issue a special use permit to the City of Walla Walla to install a radio repeater at the Table Rock Lookout.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49013
Location: UNIT - Walla Walla Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Walla Walla. LEGAL - Township 7 North, Range 39 East, Section 3 Walla Walla County, Table Rock Lookout
Corps of Engineers Weather Station
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 06/2016
Actual: 08/17/2016
08/2016 Jeff Bloom
509-522-6277
jhbloom@fs.fed.us
Description: Install a self-contained remote reporting weather station at a point on Indian Ridge to be able to respond to weather changes that could affect the snowpack in the Mill Creek Watershed and lead to flooding conditions in Mill Creek.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49483
Location: UNIT - Walla Walla Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Umatilla. LEGAL - T.6N., R.38E., Section 26, NW ¼ On the west side of Indian Ridge between the Indian Ridge Trail and Forest Road 65,outside of the Mill Creek Watershed hydrologic boundary, on the west edge of the Mill Creek Inventoried Roadless Area
Little Phillips Creek Culvert Removal Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/21/2014
Est. Comment Period
08/2016
Expected: 02/2017 03/2017 William Dowdy
509-843-4687 or 509-522-6042
wdowdy@fs.fed.us
Description: Remove the culvert on Forest Road 3734 over Little Phillips Creek. Decommission approx. 0.7 miles of FR 3734, and re-open approx. 1 mile of FR 3734 that is currently closed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44056
Location: UNIT - Walla Walla Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T2N, R38E S26, NE1/4, SE 1/16 Intersection of Forest Road 3734 with Little Phillips Creek, adjacent to highway 204 plus about ¾ mile of 3734 road from that point.
Ski Bluewood Snow Making Project
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/10/2015
Expected: 09/2016 10/2016 Jeff Bloom
509-522-6277
jhbloom@fs.fed.us
Description: Ski Bluewood is proposing to install a snow making system in their base area so they can make snow to cover those lowest elevation ski runs when natural snow is not adequate.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49486
Location: UNIT - Walla Walla Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Columbia. LEGAL - T7N, R40E, Section 18 Ski Bluewood
Ski Bluewood Surface Lift Project
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/26/2016
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 Jeff Bloom
509-522-6277
jhbloom@fs.fed.us
Description: Bluewood is proposing to replace a platter pull towing device with up to 3 conveyors to move the beginning skiers and boarders up the slope.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49492
Location: UNIT - Walla Walla Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Columbia. LEGAL - T.7N, R.40E, Section 18, W.M. Ski Bluewood
T-Mobile Wireless Communications Site Lease
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 08/2016
Actual: 08/16/2016
10/2016 Jeff Bloom
509-522-6277
jhbloom@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed action is to issue a new communications site lease to T-Mobile for their new building at the existing approved communications site and the installation of underground utilities to the new building.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48937
Location: UNIT - Walla Walla Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T.3N., R.38E., Sec. 10 The project is located in Union County, Oregon, at the Spout Springs Communication site on the Walla Walla Ranger District, Umatilla National Forest.
Thomas Creek Restoration Project
EA
- Forest products In Progress
Comment Period
07/16/2015
Expected: 09/2016 03/2017 Carrie Spradlin
509-522-6059
cspradlin@fs.fed.us
Description: Approximately 1,663 acres of mechanical treatments are proposed, along with 975 acres of small diameter hand thinning. Mechanical treatments would have a restoration focus and both lumber and chip materials would be produced.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43943
Location: UNIT - Walla Walla Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - Portions of T1N R37E sec. 1,2,12, T1N R38E sec. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11 and 12, T2N R37E sec. 12,3,14,15,22,23,24,25,26 and 36, T2N R38E sec. 5,7,8,9,16,17,18,19,20,21,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34 and 35. East of Highway 204 and south of Forest Road 3100000, within the vicinity of Phillips Creek, Dry Creek and other associtaed drainages.
Tiger-Webb Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Fuels management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/30/2014
Est. Comment Period
08/2016
Expected: 02/2017 04/2017 Holly Hutchinson
509-522-6009
hollyahutchinson@fs.fed.us
Description: Project will be designed to increase effectiveness of fire suppression tactics, reduce risks firefighters, Mill Creek Municipal Watershed and private lands. Commercial and pre-commercial thinning, and prescribed fire would be used to achieve goals.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45376
Location: UNIT - Walla Walla Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Umatilla. LEGAL - Township 5 North, Range 38 East, Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11; and Township 6 North, Range 38 East, Sections 20, 21, 27, 28, 29, 30, 32, 33, 34, 35 The project area is approximately 9,550 acres in size and is within the Tiger and Webb Creek drainages of the Middle Mill Creek and North Fork Walla Walla River subwatersheds, on Forest Road 65.
Tollgate Recreation Residence #1 Storage Shed Project
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/17/2016
Expected: 09/2016 10/2016 Jeff Bloom
509-522-6277
jhbloom@fs.fed.us
Description: Cabin owners have requested to build a storage shed on their lot to store firewood, maintenance supplies and other materials including snow mobiles. Shed would be 10-ft X 13-ft.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48992
Location: UNIT - Walla Walla Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Umatilla. LEGAL - T.4N., R.38E., portion of section 33 Tollgate Recreation Residence Tract, Cabin #1.
Umatilla Electric Cooperative Underground Powerline Project
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2016
Actual: 07/18/2016
08/2016 Jeff Bloom
509-522-6277
jhbloom@fs.fed.us
Description: Convert 3,200 feet of overhead electric line to underground.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48938
Location: UNIT - Walla Walla Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Umatilla. LEGAL - T.4N., R.38E., portions of sections 32 & 33; and T.3N., R38E., portions of section 10. Power lines run from the forest boundary to the Spout Springs Recreation Residences, the Spout Springs Ski Area, and to the Spout Springs Communications Sites.
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