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 In Progress
Scoping Start
05/05/2014
Expected: 04/2015 05/2015 James Capurso
208-557-5780
jcapurso@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
09/2016
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 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
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
02/20/2015
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
05/2015
Expected: 08/2015 08/2015 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/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?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
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
03/20/2015
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
05/2015
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41451
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
Five Mile Fire Salvage Project
CE
- Forest products In Progress
Scoping Start
12/17/2014
Expected: 05/2015 06/2015 Kris Stein
541-426-5501
krisstein@fs.fed.us
Description: Recover value of fire-caused tree mortality by salvaging burned trees on approximately 20 acres adjacent to the Hat Point road.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45982
Location: UNIT - Hells Canyon NRA. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wallowa. LEGAL - Not Applicable Five Mile fire area along the Hat Point Road (FS 4240), Wallowa County, Oregon
Hat Point Road Thinning Project
CE
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/05/2015
Expected: 04/2015 06/2015 Kris Stein
541-426-5546
krisstein@fs.fed.us
Description: Thin approximately 50 acres of forested stands along the Hat Point Road, Wallowa County, Oregon.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46425
Location: UNIT - Hells Canyon NRA. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wallowa. LEGAL - T10S, R48E, Sec 1, 26, 35 Approximately 8 miles southeast of the town of Imnaha, in Wallowa County, Oregon.
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.
Lower Imnaha Rangeland Analysis
EIS
- Grazing management In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
03/28/2014
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
03/2015
Expected: 06/2015 07/2015 Kris Stein
541-426-5546
krisstein@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)
North Pine Creek Channel Restoration
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Comment Period
02/25/2015
Expected: 06/2015 07/2015 Kris Stein
208-879-4125
krisstein@fs.fed.us
Description: Restore portions of North Pine Creek channel, adjacent to Forest Road 39. Affected area is less than one acre, and is approximately 1150 ft long by 26 ft long.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46300
Location: UNIT - Hells Canyon NRA. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wallowa. LEGAL - Not Applicable T7S, R47E, Sec 2 WM
Summit Creek Irrigation Diversion Replacement
CE
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
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
Boardman To Hemingway Transmission Line Project
EIS
- Special use management In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
12/19/2014
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
12/2015
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 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.
Cove Water Pipeline Replacement Project
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/22/2014
Expected: 06/2015 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
- 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.
Ladd Canyon TSI and RMEF Elk Habitat Enhancement Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/11/2013
Expected: 06/2015 08/2015 David Komlosi
541-962-8561
dkomlosi@fs.fed.us
Description: Non-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. Will burn slash piles.
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
Comment Period
02/13/2015
Expected: 06/2015 07/2015 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 In Progress
Scoping Start
10/02/2011
Expected: 02/2016 06/2017 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
OTEC Starkey Powerline Relocation Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/26/2015
Expected: 05/2015 06/2015 Andrew Steele
541-962-8543
andrewtsteele@fs.fed.us
Description: Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative is proposing to relocate approx.900 feet of existing underground power line on National Forest land. The proposed work will be confined to the existing 20 ft. right-of-way authorized in the current special use permit
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46600
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T3S, R35E, Section 36 Near OR Hwy 244, near the Grande Ronde River, near the Starkey area.
Riparian Livestock Exclusion by Wood II
CE
- Watershed management
- Grazing 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
Upper McCoy Creek Restoration Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/26/2014
Expected: 02/2016 04/2016 Joe Platz
541-962-8571
jplatz@fs.fed.us
Description: Project activities include machine wood placement and planting along 2 miles of McCoy Creek within existing big game exclosures.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46012
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T 3S, R 34E, Sections 1, 2, and 3 Project involves 2 miles of McCoy Creek, in Upper McCoy Creek Subwatershed (170601040203)
Verizon Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/14/2014
Expected: 02/2016 03/2016 Andrew Steele
541-962-8543
andrewtsteele@fs.fed.us
Description: Renew the current Special Use Permit for Verizon, which authorizes their infrastructure at the Mt. Emily communication site. Verizon's current Special Use Permit expires on 12/31/2016.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46597
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T1S, R38E, Section 32 Mt. Emily Communication site on Mt. Emily, La Grande Ranger District
Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, Wallowa Valley Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Big Sheep Divide Range Analysis
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/10/2014
Est. Comment Period
06/2015
Expected: 12/2015 04/2016 Shawn Mork
541-426-5593
smork@fs.fed.us
Description: Environmental analysis to authorize livestock grazing for 4 allotments on the Wallowa Valley Ranger District.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45756
Location: UNIT - Wallowa Valley Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wallowa. LEGAL - Not Applicable Approximately 16 miles east of Enterprise, Oregon on the Big Sheep Divide.
Cold Canal Vegetation Management
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
Comment Period
03/25/2015
Expected: 09/2015 10/2015 Kris Stein
208-879-4125
krisstein@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.php?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
Lower Joseph Creek Restoration Project
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Watershed management
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
11/14/2014
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
05/2015
Expected: 06/2015 06/2016 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-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.
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.
Hallelujah #1
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
08/03/2009
Est. Comment Period
01/2018
Expected: 07/2018 08/2018 Robert Macon
541-523-1343
rmacon@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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
Comment Period
03/25/2015
Expected: 07/2015 09/2015 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.
Mountain Line Replacement Project
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/25/2014
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.
Powder River Mining
EIS
- Minerals and Geology Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register
06/2015
Expected: 03/2017 05/2017 Robert Macon
541-523-1343
rmacon@fs.fed.us
Description: Analyze proposed mining plans of operations within the Powder River Watershed.
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T 8,9,10S, R 36,37,38,39E Powder River Watershed
Snow Basin Vegetation Management Project Supplemental EIS
EIS
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
08/06/2014
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
07/2015
Expected: 01/2016 01/2016 Debra Moeller
541-523-1375
dmoeller@fs.fed.us
Description: Supplemental EIS being prepared to clarify the project impacts to elk given the withdrawl of travel mgmt decision, as ordered by Court of Appeals - 9th Circuit (Opinion and Order on Preliminary Injunction signed May 2014).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45454
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - Not Applicable Northwest of Richland and Halfway, Oregon, primarily within the Paddy Creek - Eagle Creek and Little Eagle Creek Subwatersheds.
Upper North Fork John Day Mining
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
08/03/2009
Est. Comment Period
01/2018
Expected: 07/2018 08/2018 Robert Macon
541-523-1343
rmacon@fs.fed.us
Description: This project would provide approval for Plans of Operations under 36 CFR 228.
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
West Sumpter Fuels Maintenance Project
CE
- Fuels management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/23/2010
Expected: 06/2015 09/2015 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.
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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