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)
- Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, Eagle Cap Ranger District
- Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, Hells Canyon NRA
- Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, La Grande Ranger District
- Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, Wallowa Valley Ranger District
- Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, Whitman 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
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
09/2015
Expected: 04/2016 04/2016 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 stategic, 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)
Granite Creek Watershed Mining Plans
EIS
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
10/11/2011
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
09/2014
Expected: 05/2015 05/2015 Sophia Millar
541-426-5540
smillar@fs.fed.us
Description: Analyze proposed mining plans of operations within the Granite Creek Watershed on the Umatilla and Wallow-Whitman NFs.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/w-w/projects/nepa_project.shtml?project=2209
Location: UNIT - North Fork John Day Ranger District, Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker, Grant. LEGAL - T8-10S R34-36 E WM Granite Creek Watershed
Wallowa-Whitman 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
Wallowa-Whitman National Forest Invasive Plants Treatment Suppplemental EIS
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
01/30/2013
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
09/2014
Expected: 04/2015 06/2015 Gene Yates
541-523-1390
gyates@fs.fed.us
Description: Supplemental EIS will provide additional analysis of cumulative effects. Notice of Intent to prepare a supplemental EIS was published in the Federal Register on January 30, 2013.
Location: UNIT - Wallowa-Whitman National Forest All Units. STATE - Idaho, Oregon. COUNTY - Adams, Nez Perce, Baker, Grant, Malheur, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa. LEGAL - Forest wide Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, Northeast Oregon.
Wallowa-Whitman 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
Wallowa-Whitman National Forest Travel Management Plan
EIS
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Cindy Christensen
541-962-8501
cjchristensen@fs.fed.us
Description: Comprehensive plan for motorized recreation on the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest (except for HCNRA). Will include designated routes for all motorized vehicles except snowmobiles.
Location: UNIT - Wallowa Valley Ranger District, La Grande Ranger District, Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker, Grant, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa. Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, Eagle Cap Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Mt Howard Paraglide Proposal
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Donna Mattson
541-426-5536
dmattson@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorize use of tandem paraglides by an operator launching from Mt. Howard.
Location: UNIT - Eagle Cap Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wallowa. LEGAL - T3S, R45E, Section 34, WM Mt Howard
Silver Creek and Other Ditch Easements
CE
- Land ownership management On Hold N/A N/A Sweyn Wall
541-426-5523
swall@fs.fed.us
Description: Convert authorization for existing irrigation ditches from special-use permits to easements.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=30720
Location: UNIT - Eagle Cap Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union, Wallowa. LEGAL - T2S R44E, T4S R44E, T1S 43E, T3S R41E, WM Silver Creek Ditch, Minam Lake Dam, Allen Canyon Ditch, Horseshoe Creek Ditch
Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, Hells Canyon NRA R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Cache Creek Septic Repair
CE
- Facility management On Hold N/A N/A Anthony King
541-426-5532
anthonyking@fs.fed.us
Description: Repair the existing septic system at Cache Creek Administrative Site
Location: UNIT - Hells Canyon NRA. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wallowa. LEGAL - T6N, R47E, Section 23, WM Cache Creek Administrative Site
Dug Bar Site Sign, Kiosk and Interpretive Monument Project
CE
- Recreation management
- Facility management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/15/2013
Expected: 09/2014 04/2015 Donna Mattson
541-426-5536
dmattson@fs.fed.us
Description: The project will include an informational and interpretive kiosk, a site sign, and a rock cairn monument and interpretive sign at the Dug Bar site on the Snake River, Oregon.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43999
Location: UNIT - Hells Canyon NRA. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wallowa. LEGAL - T.4 N. R. 3 W. Section 27, NE quarter Dug Bar Site on the Snake River
Hells Canyon NRA Private Land Use Regulations
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders On Hold N/A N/A Dea Nelson
541-523-1316
dnelson09@fs.fed.us
Description: Conduct a NEPA analysis on the Private Land Use Regulations (36 CFR 292.20-25) for the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. On hold pending further direction.
Location: UNIT - Hells Canyon NRA. STATE - Idaho, Oregon. COUNTY - Adams, Idaho, Nez Perce, Baker, Wallowa. LEGAL - Portions of T5N-7S, R46E-51E WM; T27N-22N, R1W-3W and 1E BM Hells Canyon National Recreation Area in Baker and Wallowa Counties in Oregon and Adams, Idaho and Nez Perce Counties in Idaho.
Kirkwood Creek Footbridge Replacement Project
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2014
Expected: 10/2014 04/2015 Cathy Conover
208-628-3916
cconover@fs.fed.us
Description: Replace small foot bridge at the Kirkwood Living History Ranch.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44001
Location: UNIT - Hells Canyon NRA. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T26N, R1W, Sec. 29 Kirkwood Living History Ranch, along the Snake River, Idaho.
Lower Imnaha Rangeland Analysis
EIS
- Grazing management In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
03/28/2014
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
08/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Jamie McCormack
541-426-5547
jsmccormack@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorize commercial livestock grazing on four allotments (Lone Pine, Cow Creek, Rhodes Creek, and Toomey Allotments) located in the lower portion of the Imnaha River.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=30717
Location: UNIT - Hells Canyon NRA. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wallowa. LEGAL - T4N R48E, T4N R49E, T3N R48E, T3N R49E, T2N R49E, T2N R50E, WM Four existing grazing allotments in the Lower Imnaha (Lone Pine, Cow Creek, Rhodes Creek, and Toomey)
Puderbaugh Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Forest products
Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2014
Actual: 08/15/2014
10/2014 Tami Fikstad
541-783-4039
tfikstad@fs.fed.us
Description: Reduce fuel loadings in the Puderbaugh Ridge vicinity and address Western Pine Beetle conditions in the upper Imnaha River Corridor.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=22485
Location: UNIT - Hells Canyon NRA. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wallowa. LEGAL - T4S R48E and T5S R48E, W.M. Puderbaugh Ridge and portions of the Imnaha River drainage.
Sheep Creek Bridge Replacement Project
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2014
Expected: 09/2014 04/2015 Cathy Conover
208-628-3916
cconover@fs.fed.us
Description: Repair or replace stock bridge on Trail #102 on Sheep Creek, Idaho.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=22485
Location: UNIT - Hells Canyon NRA. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T25N, R2W, Sec 35 16 miles south of Pittsburg Landing, on the Snake River Trail #102, crossing Sheep Creek.
Summit Creek Irrigation Diversion Replacement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
On Hold N/A N/A Alan Miller
541-820-3860
amiller@fs.fed.us
Description: Replace a fish passage barrier on Summit Creek.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33640
Location: UNIT - Hells Canyon NRA. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T3S, R48E, Section 23 Summit Creek
Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, La Grande Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
51 Road Reconstruction
EA
- Road management On Hold N/A N/A Cindy Christensen
541-962-8501
cjchristensen@fs.fed.us
Description: 4.5 miles of the 51 road would be reconstructed. This road is narrow with blind corners and no shoulders. Lanes will be widened, sharp corners will be straightened, and the road surface will be improved.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34466
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T5S, R35E, section 24, 25, 26, 34, 35 and T5S, R36E, section 18 and 19 Vey Meadows
Beaver Creek Fish Passage Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2014
Actual: 07/15/2014
07/2014 Cindy Christensen
541-962-8501
cjchristensen@fs.fed.us
Description: Provide fish passage in Beaver Cr by placing concrete weirs in spillway, rock grade-control structures at intake, and rock and weirs by diversion pool. Place rock to grade channel in Elk, Cove, W Fk Beaver Cr intakes. Install fish screens at intakes
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40564
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - Townships 4, 5, and 6 south, Ranges 36 and 37 east. By the La Grande Resevoir, near FS Road 4305270 in Beaver Creek; W Fk Beaver Creek, 12 air miles south of La Grande. Analysis area is 16,000 acres in Upper Beaver Creek subwatershed.
Bird Track TSI and Maintenance Burn
CE
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2013
Expected: 10/2014 03/2015 Michael Johnson
541-962-8566
mvjohnson@fs.fed.us
Description: Precommercial thinning and burning of overstocked pine stands in the Spring Creek area along FS Roads 2100, 2100-400, and 2100-950. Prescribed natural fuels underburn within and adajacent to previous Spring Creek Fire.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39132
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T3S, R36E, Sec 1,2,3,4,5, 9, 10, 11, 15 and 16, T2S, R36E, Sec 27, 28, 29, 33, 34, 35, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 and 33. T2S, R35E, Sec 23, 24, 25,26, 35,36. FS roads 2100, 2100400, and 2100950. North boundary = 2100950 and 2100800 rds. East boundary = Private Property, South boundary = Bird Track Spring Camp Ground, 2100580. West boundary = 2100400 road.
Boardman To Hemingway Transmission Line Project
EIS
- Special use management In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
07/27/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
10/2014
Expected: 04/2016 06/2016 Arlene Blumton
541-962-8522
ablumton@fs.fed.us
Description: Idaho Power is proposing to construct and operate a 500 kV transmission line between Boardman, Or and Murphy, Id. BLM is the lead agency.
Web Link: http://www.boardmantohemingway.com
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T2S R36E Union County, Oregon, along Interstate 84.
Campground Hazard Tree Removal
CE
- Recreation management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/16/2014
Expected: 07/2014 08/2014 Andrew Steele
541-962-8543
andrewtsteele@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will remove hazardous trees from developed recreation sites, including approx. 55 trees at West Eagle Campground and Trailhead, approx. 38 trees at Moss Spr Campground and Guard Station, and approx. 20 trees at Bird Track Spr Campground.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44701
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T6S, R43E, Section 5; and T3S, R41E, Section 27 and 28; and T3S, R36E, Section 16. This project is located at West Eagle Campground and trailhead, Moss Springs Campground and Guard Station, and Bird Track Springs Campground, on the La Grande Ranger District.
Cove Water Pipeline Replacement Project
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/22/2014
Expected: 12/2014 06/2015 Andrew Steele
541-962-8543
andrewtsteele@fs.fed.us
Description: Remove/salvage 5530 ft 18" water pipeline from diversion structure on Bridge Cr to diversion structure on Mill Cr, and install approx 5530 ft 18" HDPE pipe, and associated required access and road work, for City of Cove Special Use Permit
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44719
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T3S, R41E, Section 19 On north side of FS Road 6220, just inside WWNF boundary, between Bridge Creek and Mill Creek, in vicinity of 241 Road on La Grande Ranger District.
East Face Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/01/2013
Est. Comment Period
09/2015
Expected: 04/2016 06/2016 Michael Johnson
541-962-8566
mvjohnson@fs.fed.us
Description: Mechanical thinning, slash busting, prescribed fire, hand piling and burning to manage and improve vegetation and treat fuels near wildland urban interface and private/public land interface. May include some road construction, maintenance, closures.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41765
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker, Union. LEGAL - T5S, T6S, T7S. R36E, R37E, R38E. 20 miles south of La Grande, along the east face of the Elkhorns, between the 43 Road and the 73 Road.
East Sheep FS Road 5184 Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/02/2013
Expected: 03/2015 07/2015 Mark Gomez
541-962-8591,
magomez@fs.fed.us
Description: A bottomless arch would replace the bridge which was over East Sheep Creek on 5184 to eliminate userbuilt roads and OHV use in East Sheep Creek. 2.9 miles of 5184 and 3.9 miles of road 5182 will be maintained. 3 more culverts would be installed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43692
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T6S,R35E, Sections: 11, 14, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 32, 33, 35, 36. T7S, R35E, Section 2. Sheep Creek and East Fork Sheep Creek
Five Points Creek Restoration Project, Phase I
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
04/17/2013
Expected: 02/2015 06/2015 Joe Platz
541-962-8571
jplatz@fs.fed.us
Description: Project involves: 6 miles of wood placement; 7 mi of riparian planting; seeding 75 ac; exclosure construction on .5 mi stream; and closing 3 mi of streambottom ATV use trails.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41258
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T2S, R37E Five Points Creek on La Grande Ranger District
Ladd Canyon TSI and Prescribed Burn
CE
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
On Hold N/A N/A Terry George
541-962-8565
tgeorge@fs.fed.us
Description: Non-mechanical and mechanical thin old harvest and natural fuel units.Spacing 14x-20x. 10% of PCT units left untreated for wildlife. Species prefer w.larch, ponderosa pine, Douglas fir.Burn piles and landscape prescribe burn in designated burn blocks
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41262
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T4S, R36E, R37E, and R38E. T5S, R37E, and R38E. Upper Ladd, Jordan, Whiskey, Lower Beaver Cr, Rock Cr watersheds. Excluding LaGrande Watershed. Near roads 4300, 220, 4305; north to forest boundary; west to 5100095, 105, 080 Rds
Limber Jim Large Woody Debris, Planting, and Culvert Replacement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
11/25/2013
Expected: 02/2016 06/2016 Joe Platz
541-962-8571
jplatz@fs.fed.us
Description: Project activities will include large wood placement, planting, culvert replacement, and dispersed recreation site management, in a portion of north fork, south fork and main stem Limber Jim Creeks.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43691
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project will involve a portion of main stem Limber Jim, North Fork Limber Jim, and South Fork Limber Jim Creeks.
Limber Jim Muir Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Fuels management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/17/2013
Est. Comment Period
11/2014
Expected: 05/2015 06/2015 Michael Johnson
541-962-8566
mvjohnson@fs.fed.us
Description: Noncommercial fuel reduction,west boundary LaGrande City Watershed and key access routes to reduce down fuel and facilitate fire suppression. May include precommercial thinning, firewood areas, slash busting, prescribed fire, small commercial harvest
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41764
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T5S and T6S, R36E 15 miles southwest of La Grande, west of the La Grande Municipal Watershed, between Muir Creek and Limber Jim Creek.
Muir Creek Culvert Replacement
CE
- Watershed management On Hold N/A N/A Joe Platz
541-962-8571
jplatz@fs.fed.us
Description: This project would replace an undersized, partial fish passage barrier with a properly sized open arch or box culvert. A slight channel relocation would occur to fit the new culvert.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37472
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T 6S, R 36E, Section 9 Muir Creek at 5125 road
Riparian Livestock Exclusion by Wood II
CE
- Grazing management
- Watershed management
On Hold N/A N/A Joe Platz
541-962-8571
jplatz@fs.fed.us
Description: This project would exclude livestock from streams by placing wood within the riparian area, allowing the riparian area to recover and streambank stabilization. Listed fish species are present.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34479
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T4S, R36E, section 18 and 19 Little Beaver Creek within the Lower Beaver Creek subwatershed
Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, Wallowa Valley Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Cold Canal Vegetation Management
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/15/2010
Est. Comment Period
08/2014
Expected: 12/2014 06/2015 Mark Moeller
541-426-5518
mdmoeller@fs.fed.us
Description: Reduce fuel loading and return stands to their historic structure while recovering biomass for local industry in the vicinity of the Canal Fire and Cold Springs.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp?project=30716
Location: UNIT - Wallowa Valley Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wallowa. LEGAL - T3S R46E and T4S R46E, WM 1989 Canal Fire Area and adjoining unburned area near Cold Springs
Devils Run Water Gap Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants On Hold N/A N/A Dana Nave
541-426-5690
dmnave@fs.fed.us
Description: Improve stream conditions on Devils Run Creek between fenced sections by narrowing the gaps or hardening streambanks.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=30718
Location: UNIT - Wallowa Valley Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wallowa. LEGAL - T4N R47E Section 31 to T3N R47E Section 3, WM Segments of Devils Run Creek
Lower Joseph Creek Restoration Project
EIS
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
01/09/2014
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
07/2014
Expected: 02/2015 03/2015 Ayn Shlisky
541-278-3762
ajshlisky@fs.fed.us
Description: The Lower Joseph Creek Restoration Project proposes to restore, maintain and enhance forest and rangeland resilience to natural disturbance and contribute to the local economic and social vitality of the area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43379
Location: UNIT - Wallowa Valley Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wallowa. LEGAL - T1NR45ES4-9;15-23;26-36, T1SR45ES1-11;14-18;21-23;26-28, T2N44ES1-2;11-14; 23-26;35-36, T2NR45ES5-8;16-20;29-33, T3NR44ES1;11-14;23-26;35-36, T3NR45ES1-32, T3NR46ES6-7;18-19, and T4N 5N and 6N. The southern boundary of the project is located approximately 4 miles north of the town of Enterprise, OR in Wallowa County. The northern boundary is approximately 40 miles north of Enterprise, OR.
Wallowa Mountains Mechanical Fuels Piling Project
CE
- Fuels management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/04/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Tyko Isaacson
541-426-5514
tisaacso@fs.fed.us
Description: Mechanical piling of fuels created by timber harvest activity. Machines will be limited to existing roads or skid trails.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43988
Location: UNIT - Wallowa Valley Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wallowa. LEGAL - T1S R41E & 43E; T2S R42E; T 2N R43E; 3N R43E, R44E, 46E, & 47E; T4N R46E. previous vegetation management projects on the Wallowa Valley and Eagle Cap Ranger districts.
Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, Whitman Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
1305 Road (Olive Creek) Maintenance and Reconstruction (Granite Creek Watershed Action Plan)
CE
- Watershed management On Hold N/A N/A Melissa Shelley
541-523-1929
mshelley@fs.fed.us
Description: This project consists of maintenance and intermittent reconstruction of approximately 5.3 miles of the NFS 1305 Road.
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T9S., R.35E., sec. 23, 26, 35; T10S., R35E., sec.2 Granite Creek Watershed, Forest Road 1305 Olive Creek Road.
Bull Run Subwatershed Restoration Project Phase I
CE
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2014
Expected: 11/2014 07/2015 Joshua White
541-523-1340
jpwhite@fs.fed.us
Description: The project will improve fish habitat on Corral, Deep & Channel Creeks which are tributaries to Bullrun Creek and the North Fork of the John Day River. Activities will improve floodplain function, water storage, fish passage and habitat complexity.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41206
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - T 9 S, R 35.5E, S 1, 2 and T 9 S, R 36 E, S 8, 18 Project will occur in the area surrounding the community of Granite on Corral Creek, Deep Creek, and Channel Creek within the Granite Creek watershed and Bullrun subwatershed.
Charles Grier Johnson Jr. Research Natural Area Establishment Project
EA
- Research On Hold N/A N/A Sabine Mellmann-Brown
541-523-1282
smellmannbrown@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed project would initiate an environmental analysis to analyze the environmental consequences of establishing the Charles Grier Johnson Jr. Research Natural Area (RNA).
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T 7S, R 36 E sections 31 and 32 The proposed RNA is located in the John Day Wild and Scenic River Corridor on the Whitman Ranger District, approximately 26 miles northwest of Baker City, Oregon.
Dumars Spring
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/18/2014
Expected: 07/2014 07/2014 Mike Hall
541-523-1294
mhall02@fs.fed.us
Description: Special Use re-authorization
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44645
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T6S R44E Section 32 Spring box and pipe located on NF land approximately 100 feet from private property.
Granite Culvert Replacement
CE
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2014
Expected: 11/2014 07/2015 Joshua White
541-523-1340
jpwhite@fs.fed.us
Description: This project proposes to remove and replace 7 culverts with fish passage friendly structures.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44148
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - Not Applicable Culverts are located throughout the area around the town of Granite, OR. Center of project area is T8S, R35E, Section 35
Grant County Gravel Storage Area
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/14/2014
Expected: 05/2014 06/2014 Raymond Lovisone
541-523-1343
rslovisone@fs.fed.us
Description: Approximately 3 acre storage for road maintenance activities.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44462
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - T 9 S, R 35 1/2 E, Section 10 Adjacent to Hwy 24, 1 mile east of Granite.
Hallelujah #1
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
08/03/2009
Est. Comment Period
01/2016
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 Melissa Shelley
541-523-1350
mshelley@fs.fed.us
Description: This project would provide approval for a mining Plan of Operations under 36 CFR 228.
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T. 7S., R. 43 E., sec. 2 This mine is located in the Powder/Keating watershed off of road 702015, south of Main Eagle Creek, north of Richland, Oregon.
Little Dean Fuels Vegetation Management
EA
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/24/2013
Est. Comment Period
09/2014
Expected: 02/2015 04/2015 Melissa Shelley
541-523-1350
mshelley@fs.fed.us
Description: Analysis of fuels vegetation management needs in the area south of Phillips Lake; Little Dean Creek, Worley Springs, Black Mountain.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=21280
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - in Townships 10 and 11 South, Ranges 37 and 38 East, Located south and west of Baker City, south of Highway 7 and Phillips Lake.
Lower Powder Mines
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
08/03/2009
Est. Comment Period
01/2016
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 Melissa Shelley
541-523-1350
mshelley@fs.fed.us
Description: This project combines 6 previously individual projects and would provide approval for Plans of Operations under 36 CFR 228 for Buster 1 & 2, California Gulch, French Gulch Group, J & J Placer, Pardner Group, and Peerless/Old Crow.
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T. 10S., R. 39E., sec. 4, 7, 8, 9, 17, and 18. These mines are located in the Powder/Sutton and Powder/Salisbury watersheds off of FS road systems 7220 and 7225,
Mountain Line Replacement Project
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/01/2014
Est. Comment Period
02/2015
Expected: 06/2015 07/2015 Robert Macon
541-523-1343
rmacon@fs.fed.us
Description: Replace existing 100 yr old water transmission line, providing potable water to the residents of Baker City.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45090
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T 9 S, R 38 E; T 9 E, R 39 E 23 miles in the Elkhorn Mountains approximately 15 miles west of Baker City.
ODOT Elkhorn Mountain Communication Site
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/24/2014
Expected: 06/2014 07/2014 Raymond Lovisone
541-523-1343
rslovisone@fs.fed.us
Description: Upgrade and maintain communication site.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43359
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T13S, R35 1/2 E, Section 16 Elkhorn Mountain Communication Site Unity, Oregon vicinity
Salmon Creek Placer
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
08/03/2009
Est. Comment Period
01/2016
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 Melissa Shelley
541-523-1350
mshelley@fs.fed.us
Description: This project would provide approval for a Plan of Operations under 36 CFR 228.
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T. 9S., R. 39 E., sec. 7, 8, and 18 This mining area is located near Salmon Creek, west of Baker City, Oregon.
Upper North Fork John Day Mining
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
08/03/2009
Est. Comment Period
01/2016
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 Melissa Shelley
541-523-1350
mshelley@fs.fed.us
Description: This project combines 3 previously individual mining projects and would provide approval for Plans of Operations under 36 CFR 228 for AH Standard Mine, Big Indian Placer, and Centennial Mine.
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T. 7S., R 36 E., sec 7, T 8S, R. 35 1/2 E., sec 11 and 12, T 8S, R 36 E., sec 7, These mines are located in the Upper North Fork John Day River watershed off of road systems 7325, 7335, 7340
Upper Powder Mining Projects
EIS
- Minerals and Geology Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register
10/2014
Expected: 10/2015 10/2015 Melissa Shelley
541-523-1350
mshelley@fs.fed.us
Description: Analysis of 11 Plans of Operations and amendments for lode and placer mining activities within the Upper Powder River Watershed.
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T8, 9, 10S, R36,37,38E The project area is the entire Wallowa-Whitman National Forest portion of the Upper Powder River Watershed near the City of Sumpter, Oregon.
West Sumpter Fuels Maintenance Project
CE
- Fuels management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/23/2010
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Francis Tyler
541-523-1312
ftyler@fs.fed.us
Description: The Whitman Ranger District is proposing maintenance burning of previously treated forested stands particularly stands in the Wildland Urban Interface portions of the District.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=27172
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T 10 S. R37 E., T10 S. R36E., T11S R37 E., T11S. R38E. The burning would take place at various locations across the Whitman Ranger District.
Whitman Range Improvement Project
CE
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/25/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Joshua White
541-523-1340
jpwhite@fs.fed.us
Description: This project proposes to construct 3 livestock water developments that consists of fencing the spring source and installing an aluminum water trough. Modification of existing fences, and construction of less than 10 miles of division fences.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43200
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T11 R39E Sec 7; T10S R38E Sec 27; T10S R39E Sec 30; T10S R35E Sec 14,15,16,17; T14S R37E Sec 23,24,27 Locations are on 4 allotments managed by the Whitman District: Black Mountain, Dean Huck, Snow Creek, and Ironside.
Whitney Fiber Optic Cable Project
EA
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Raymond Lovisone
541-523-1343
rslovisone@fs.fed.us
Description: This project would involve new construction of 35 miles of underground phone cable.
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T. 10 S, Ranges 35, 35 1/2 and 36. The project would be within existing road right of way for State Highway 7, County Rds 504 and 529, Forest Rds 1900, 1900-420 and 7386
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