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):
- 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)
- Umpqua National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Umpqua National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Umpqua National Forest, Cottage Grove Ranger District
- Umpqua National Forest, Diamond Lake Ranger District
- Umpqua National Forest, North Umpqua Ranger District
- Umpqua National Forest, Tiller Ranger District


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.
Umpqua 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
Forest Plan Amendment for Unique and Mosaic Habitats
CE
- Land management planning In Progress
Comment Period
06/14/2013
Expected: 09/2014 11/2014 Amy Rusk
541-825-3131
arusk@fs.fed.us
Description: This amendment proposes to address the need to update a portion of the 1990 Umpqua National Forest's Land and Resource Management Plan in order to maintain and restore these natural open areas that benefit biodiversity by providing important habitat.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39842
Location: UNIT - Umpqua National Forest All Units. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas, Jackson, Lane. LEGAL - Not Applicable Umpqua National Forest
Umpqua National Forest Travel Management Plan
EA
- Road management In Progress
Comment Period
03/15/2010
Expected: 12/2014 01/2015 Scott Elefritz
541-957-3437
selefritz@fs.fed.us
Description: The Umpqua National Forest is preparing a Travel Management Plan in accordance with the Final Travel Management Rule, designating routes and areas for motorized use.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=25671
Location: UNIT - Umpqua National Forest All Units. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas, Jackson, Lane. LEGAL - Forest-wide Umpqua National Forest
Umpqua National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide) R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Renewal of Special Use Permits for utility lines
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/17/2012
Expected: 07/2014 07/2014 Robin Duarte
541-957-3295
rduarte@fs.fed.us
Description: Renewal of six powerline permits and three telephone line permits for the maximum 20 year terms.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37859
Location: UNIT - Tiller Ranger District, Diamond Lake Ranger District, North Umpqua Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas. Multiple distribution lines Forest-wide; Diamond Lake, Tiller, and North Umpqua Districts
Umpqua National Forest, Cottage Grove Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Quartz Integrated Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period
08/27/2014
Expected: 03/2015 04/2015 Leslie Elliott
541-367-3961
ljelliott@fs.fed.us
Description: This project is designed to improve stand health and diversity, improve fire resiliency, provide forest products, and maintain/restore meadow and aquatic habitats.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43155
Location: UNIT - Cottage Grove Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas, Lane. LEGAL - T22S, R1E, Sec. 19, 30, 31, 32; T23S, R1E Sec. 5, 6, 7, 8,18, 19, 20, 29, 30, 31; T23s, R1W, Sec. 1, 12, 13, 23, 24, 25, 26, 35; T24s, R1E, sect 6; and T24s, R1W, Sec. 1. Sharps Creek Watershed. Planning area is within the upper portion of the Sharps Creek Watershed
Umpqua National Forest, Diamond Lake Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Blackbird Fishing Derby 5-Year SUP Issuance
CE
- Special use management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Janie Pardo
541-496-4178
jpardo@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuance of a five year recreation event special use permit to Blackbird Sports Team for the Blackbird Fishing Derby on Diamond Lake.
Location: UNIT - Diamond Lake Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - Not Applicable Diamond Lake
Lonely Oak
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
09/15/2010
Est. Comment Period
09/2014
Expected: 01/2015 04/2015 Jeff Bohler
541-498-2531
jbohler@fs.fed.us
Description: Wildlife habitat improvement project to restore shrublands, dry forests, and wetland habitats.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39514
Location: UNIT - Diamond Lake Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - Not Applicable South slopes of Pig Iron Mountain
Wetland Planning FY12
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
09/2014
Expected: 01/2015 07/2015 Jeff Bohler
541-498-2531
jbohler@fs.fed.us
Description: Creation of several small wetlands
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39585
Location: UNIT - Diamond Lake Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas. Diamond Lake Ranger District - multiple locations
Umpqua National Forest, North Umpqua Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Hemlock Lake Chalcedony Site Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
02/28/2013
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Aili Gusey
541-767-5011
agusey@fs.fed.us
Description: This project proposes to establish this rock hounding site as a community site under 36 CFR 228.64, requiring mineral permits to be able to collect at the site, restricting the site to non-mechanized equipment, and installing a bulletin board.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41103
Location: UNIT - North Umpqua Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - T27S, R1E section 29 Located off of Forest Sevice road 2759-680
Lemon Butte Environmental Assessment
EA
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/21/2014
Est. Comment Period
02/2015
Expected: 06/2015 10/2015 Edward Huffman
541-496-3532
elhuffman@fs.fed.us
Description: A combination of commercial thinning and fuels reduction projects, approximately 700 acres and 3,000 acres respectively, to promote late seral habitat and increase landscape resiliency to large-scale disturbances.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44128
Location: UNIT - North Umpqua Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas, Lane. LEGAL - T23S, 24S, 25S, R01E and R02E Lemon Butte, west of Steamboat Creek and noth of the North Umpqua River.
Willow Sump Invasive Plant Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
10/15/2012
Est. Comment Period
09/2014
Expected: 01/2015 07/2015 Bryan Benz
541-496-3532 ext. 267
bbenz@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of this project is to eradicate an invasive species (yellow floating heart) from the Willow Sump aquatic habitat and to prevent the spread of this weed into other aquatic habitats.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40194
Location: UNIT - North Umpqua Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - The planning area is situated within T27S, R1W, Section 2 and 3, Willamette Meridian, Douglas County, Oregon. The 2-acre Willow Sump project area is located on the North Umpqua Ranger District of the Umpqua National Forest (UNF), approximately 24 road miles southeast of Glide, Oregon.
Umpqua National Forest, Tiller Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Upper Cow Creek Hazardous Fuels Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management Analysis Completed Expected: 08/2014
Actual: 08/18/2014
09/2014 Brett Brown
541-825-3109
brettbrown@fs.fed.us
Description: Create a network of shaded fuel breaks and defensible space in the Upper Cow Creek WUI area of the Tiller Ranger District. Non-commercial thinning will occur within 150' of roadsides and 200' of structures.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45104
Location: UNIT - Tiller Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas, Jackson. LEGAL - Township 31S Range 3W and Township 32S Range 2 & 3 W, Willamette Meridian, Douglas County, Oregon. A small portion of the project in 32S, 3W section 32 & 35 is located in Jackson County, Oregon. The project is located in the Upper Cow Creek Watershed of the Tiller Ranger District on the Umpqua National Forest
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