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
01/2018
Expected: 07/2018 07/2018 Peter Fargo
541-523-1231
bluemtnsplanrevision@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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
02/05/2016
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
04/2017
Expected: 04/2018 04/2018 Darcy Weseman
541-278-3755
deweseman@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
Ragged Ruby
EIS

   *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Road management
- Recreation management
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
03/24/2017
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
02/2018
Expected: 09/2018 10/2018 Sasha Fertig
541-575-3061
sashafertig@fs.fed.us
Description: The project includes a suite of activities to restore forest resiliency and function, including: upland restoration activities; watershed, fisheries, and wildlife restoration; prescribed burning; road activities; and recreation system changes.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49392
Location: UNIT - Blue Mountain Ranger District, North Fork John Day Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - T10S, R33E, sec 7-10, 13, and 15-36; T10S, R34E, sec 9-24 and 27-33; T11S, R33E, sec 1-5, 9-15, and 23-26; and T11S, R34E, sec 5-9, 16-21, and 28-30, W.M. The planning area is located in Grant County approximately 9 miles north of Prairie City, Oregon.
Ten Cent Community Wildfire Protection Project
EIS
- Fuels management In Progress
FEIS NOA in Federal Register
06/23/2017
Expected: 10/2017 11/2017 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, Whitman 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
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
Forestwide Aquatic Restoration
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/13/2016
Est. Comment Period
11/2017
Expected: 02/2018 03/2018 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
Bull Prairie Fuel Reduction
CE
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/31/2017
Expected: 04/2018 06/2018 Kristen Marshall
541-676-2130
klmarshall@fs.fed.us
Description: Reduce fuel loading and improve stand conditions in the area surrounding Bull Prairie Campground and adjacent to Morrow County OHV Park. Proposal includes one 70 acre timber sale, small diameter thinning, and up to 4,300 acres of prescribed fire.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50797
Location: UNIT - Heppner Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant, Wheeler. LEGAL - Not Applicable Surrounding Bull Prairie Campground and adjacent to Morrow County OHV Park. On the Heppner Ranger District of the Umatilla National Forest.
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

   *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/20/2016
Expected: 12/2017 04/2018 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35395
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.  
Penland Lake Campground Road Extension
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Road management
- Facility management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2018
Expected: 04/2018 06/2018 Janel Lacey
541-427-5394
jlacey@fs.fed.us
Description: The upper part of Penland Lake campground has multiple user-created roads to various campsites. This project would grade and rock a main loop road through this area, using existing routes to the extent possible. Excess routes would be rehabilitated.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50809
Location: UNIT - Heppner Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Morrow. LEGAL - Not Applicable The upper part of Penland Lake campground. Penland Lake is on the eastern part of the Heppner Ranger District of the Umatilla National Forest.
Potamus Fuels Reduction
EA
- Fuels management On Hold N/A N/A William Schlaich
541-676-2120
wschlaich@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 Grazing Allotment Management Plan
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Grazing management Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2017
Actual: 09/25/2017
10/2017 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
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 On Hold N/A N/A Janel Lacey
541-427-5394
jlacey@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

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
12/27/2011
Est. Comment Period
11/2017
Expected: 02/2018 02/2018 Travis Whitman
1-541-427-5351
traviswhitman@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
Switchback Timber Harvest CE
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Facility management
- Forest products
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2017
Expected: 01/2018 02/2018 Brian Spivey
541-676-2121
bspivey@fs.fed.us
Description: Reduction of overstory density to promote grass and forage regeneration in the Dale horse pasture.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50800
Location: UNIT - North Fork John Day Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - Township 7 South, Range 31 East, Section 1; Willamette Principal Meridian This project would be located around the Dale horse barn/pasture.
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
Godman Thin
CE
- Forest products In Progress
Scoping Start
03/13/2017
Expected: 08/2017 07/2018 Johnny Collin
509-843-4643
jcollin@fs.fed.us
Description: Godman Thin project consists of several young stands (35-60 years old) where high-densities are increasing the likelihood of insect and disease infestations. Godman Thin proposes to commercially thin these stands to make them less susceptible.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51291
Location: UNIT - Pomeroy Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Columbia. LEGAL - Portions of T 7 N, R 40 E, Sections 2, 3, 10, 11; T 8 N, R 40 E, Sections 2, 11, 12, 13, 14, 23, 24, 26; and T 9 N, R 40 E, Sections 24, 25, 26, 27, 35. The project is approximately 28 road miles SE of Dayton, Washington.
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

   *UPDATED*
- 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
10/2017
Expected: 08/2018 09/2018 Eric Pfeifer
208-879-4155
epfeifer@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
Glass Project
EA
- Forest products In Progress
Scoping Start
06/14/2016
Est. Comment Period
04/2018
Expected: 01/2019 04/2019 Carrie Spradlin
509-522-6059
cspradlin@fs.fed.us
Description: Approximately 2,308 acres of commercial mechanical treatments are proposed, along with 2,755 acres of small diameter hand thinning. All 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=50471
Location: UNIT - Walla Walla Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Umatilla, Union. LEGAL - Portions of T3N R39E sect.3,4,5,6; T4N R38E sect.12,13,14,22,23,24,25,26,27,34,35,36; T4N R39E sect. 1,2,4-34; T4N R40E sect.4,5,6,7,8,9,17,18,19,20,28,29,30,31,32,33 16 miles N of Elgin, OR, 30 miles NE of Mission, OR, spanning three subwatersheds: Upper Lookingglass, Little Lookingglass, and Jarboe Creek. The main access roads include Forest Road 64 and 63
Little Phillips Creek Culvert Removal Project
EA
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/21/2014
Est. Comment Period
01/2018
Expected: 10/2018 07/2019 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 On Hold N/A N/A Celina Moreno
509-522-6277
cmmoreno@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
Tollgate Recreation Residence #1 Storage Shed Project
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/17/2016
Expected: 11/2017 11/2017 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.
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