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)
- 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, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision
EIS
- Land management planning In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
03/14/2014
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
09/2016
Expected: 04/2017 04/2017 Sabrina Stadler
541-523-1246
bluemtnplanrevision@fs.fed.us
Description: Revision of Land Management Plans (Forest Plans) for the Malheur, Umatilla, & Wallowa-Whitman Forests. Forest Plans provide strategic, program-level guidance for future management of forests and their natural resources for the next 10-15 years.
Web Link: http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/BlueMountainForestPlanRevisionComments
Location: UNIT - Malheur National Forest All Units, Umatilla National Forest All Units, Wallowa Valley Ranger District, Eagle Cap Ranger District, La Grande Ranger District, Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon, Washington. COUNTY - Baker, Grant, Harney, Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wheeler, Asotin, Columbia, Garfield, Walla Walla. LEGAL - Not Applicable Forest-wide for Malheur, Umatilla, & Wallowa-Whitman (except for the HCNRA)
Blue Mountains Forest Resiliency Project
EIS
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
02/05/2016
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
09/2016
Expected: 05/2017 07/2017 Ayn Shlisky
541-278-3762
ajshlisky@fs.fed.us
Description: The Blue Mountains Forest Resiliency Project will propose thinning and prescribed burning on approximately 610,000 acres on the Ochoco, Umatilla and Wallowa-Whitman National Forests.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48582
Location: UNIT - Ochoco National Forest All Units, Umatilla National Forest All Units, Wallowa-Whitman National Forest All Units. STATE - Oregon, Washington. COUNTY - Baker, Crook, Grant, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wheeler, Asotin, Columbia, Garfield, Walla Walla. LEGAL - Not Applicable the project area lies within the Blue Mountains ecoregion of northeast Oregon and southeast Washington. It covers 13 counties and includes shared boundaries with private, tribal, state and other lands
Ten Cent Community Wildfire Protection Project
EA
- Fuels management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/22/2014
Est. Comment Period
09/2016
Expected: 03/2017 04/2017 Andrew Stinchfield
541-427-5397
astinchfield@fs.fed.us
Description: This fuels reduction project is located within the Granite Creek Watershed on the Umatilla and Wallowa-Whitman National forests and is located in Grant County, Oregon.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45203
Location: UNIT - North Fork John Day Ranger District, 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
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
Cornucopia Wilderness Pack Station Outfitter Guide Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2016
Actual: 09/14/2016
09/2016 Sweyn Wall
541-426-5523
swall@fs.fed.us
Description: Outfitting and guiding with horses and mules, summer progressive and hunting. 415 user days Eagle Cap Ranger District, 100 days Hells Canyon National Recreation Area and 400 days Pine Unit, Whitman Ranger District.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48634
Location: UNIT - Eagle Cap Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wallowa. LEGAL - Not Applicable Hells Canyon National Recreation Area and the Pine Unit of the Whitman Ranger District
GLORIA Project
CE
- Research Analysis Completed Expected: 08/2016
Actual: 08/25/2016
08/2016 Sitka Pence
541-426-5689
sitkapence@fs.fed.us
Description: Forest Service is conducting NEPA to gather information about the proposal to implement the GLORIA project,to monitor mountain biodiversity, in the Eagle Cap Wilderness
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49307
Location: UNIT - Eagle Cap Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wallowa. LEGAL - Not Applicable South of Mt. Howard on East Peak in the Eagle Cap Wilderness. lat/long cords: 45 degrees 14' 52" , -117 degrees 10' 48"
Lostine Corridor Public Safety Project
CE
- Facility management
- Fuels management
- Recreation management
- Road management
- Special area management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/02/2016
Expected: 08/2016 08/2016 Sitka Pence
541-426-5689
sitkapence@fs.fed.us
Description: The primary purpose is to address the public safety issues within the Lostine corridor, as well as mitigate or minimize risks to the other values, including infrastructure (homes, cabins, recreation improvements, roads), the natural resource values.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48592
Location: UNIT - Eagle Cap Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wallowa. LEGAL - Those portions of T. 2S., R. 43E., 33; T. 3S., R. 43E., 33; T. 4S., R. 43E., 33; T. 4S., R. 44E., 33; that are not contained within the Eagle Cap Boundary Lostine River Corridor (portions not within the Eagle Cap Wilderness)
Outdoor Consultants Outfitter Guide Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/09/2016
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 Sweyn Wall
541-426-5523
swall@fs.fed.us
Description: Outfitting and guiding with horses and mules, summer progressive and hunting. 285 user days Eagle Cap Ranger District and 160 days Wallowa Valley Ranger District.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48637
Location: UNIT - Eagle Cap Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wallowa. LEGAL - Not Applicable Eagle Cap Ranger District and Wallowa Valley Ranger District
Wallowa Alpine Huts Outfitter Guide Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/09/2016
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 Sweyn Wall
541-426-5523
swall@fs.fed.us
Description: Outfitting and guiding using foot travel, winter progressive only. 600 user days Eagle Cap Ranger District and 600 user days Pine Unit, Whitman Ranger District.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48642
Location: UNIT - Eagle Cap Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wallowa. LEGAL - Not Applicable Eagle Cap Ranger District and Whitman Ranger District
Wallowa Llamas Outfitter Guide Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2016
Actual: 09/14/2016
09/2016 Sweyn Wall
541-426-5523
swall@fs.fed.us
Description: Outfitting and guiding with llamas, spring and summer progressive and hunting. 550 user days Eagle Cap Ranger District and 350 days Hells Canyon National Recreation Area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48645
Location: UNIT - Eagle Cap Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wallowa. LEGAL - Not Applicable Eagle Cap Ranger District and Hells Canyon National Recreation Area
Wallowa Mountain Outfitters Outfitter Guide Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/09/2016
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 Sweyn Wall
541-426-5523
swall@fs.fed.us
Description: Outfitting and guiding with horses and mules, summer progressive and hunting. 450 user days Eagle Cap Ranger District.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48646
Location: UNIT - Eagle Cap Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wallowa. LEGAL - Not Applicable Eagle Cap Ranger District
Wilderness Adventures Outfitter Guide Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/09/2016
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 Sweyn Wall
541-426-5523
swall@fs.fed.us
Description: Outfitting and guiding using foot travel, summer progressive only. 400 user days Eagle Cap Ranger District.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48641
Location: UNIT - Eagle Cap Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wallowa. LEGAL - Not Applicable Eagle Cap Ranger District
Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, Hells Canyon NRA R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
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.
Hells Canyon Packers Outfitter Guide Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/09/2016
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 Sweyn Wall
541-426-5523
swall@fs.fed.us
Description: Outfitting and guiding with horses and mules, summer progressive and hunting. 200 user days Hells Canyon National Recreation Area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48635
Location: UNIT - Hells Canyon NRA. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wallowa. LEGAL - Not Applicable Hells Canyon National Recreation Area
Poison Ivy Control Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Analysis Completed Expected: 08/2016 08/2016 Sitka Pence
541-426-5689
sitkapence@fs.fed.us
Description: Poison Ivy control at 92 campsites along the Snake River corridor using approved herbicides.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49170
Location: UNIT - Hells Canyon NRA. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wallowa. LEGAL - Not Applicable 92 campsites along the Snake river corridor between river mile 245 and 176
Spence Air Service Outfitter Guide Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/09/2016
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 Sweyn Wall
541-426-5523
swall@fs.fed.us
Description: Outfitting with fixed-wing aircraft. 75 landings Eagle Cap Ranger District and 120 landings Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. All use occurs on airstrips open to public use.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48639
Location: UNIT - Hells Canyon NRA. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wallowa. LEGAL - Not Applicable Hells Canyon National Recreation Area and Eagle Cap Ranger District
Steens Wilderness Adventures Outfitter Guide Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2016
Actual: 09/14/2016
09/2016 Sweyn Wall
541-426-5523
swall@fs.fed.us
Description: Outfitting and guiding with horses and mules, summer progressive and hunting. 550 user days Eagle Cap Ranger District and 350 days Hells Canyon National Recreation Area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48638
Location: UNIT - Hells Canyon NRA. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wallowa. LEGAL - Not Applicable Hells Canyon National Recreation Area and Eagle Ranger District
Tri-State Outfitters Outfitter Guide Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/09/2016
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 Sweyn Wall
541-426-5523
swall@fs.fed.us
Description: Outfitting and guiding using vehicles and/or foot travel, hunting only. 20 user days Eagle Cap Ranger District, 20 days Hells Canyon National Recreation Area and 30 days Wallowa Valley Ranger District.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48640
Location: UNIT - Hells Canyon NRA. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wallowa. LEGAL - Not Applicable Eagle Cap Ranger District, Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, and Wallowa Valley Ranger District
Wilderness Trophy Adventures Outfitter Guide Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/09/2016
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 Sweyn Wall
541-426-5523
swall@fs.fed.us
Description: Outfitting and guiding with horses and mules, summer progressive and hunting. 200 user days Hells Canyon National Recreation Area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48647
Location: UNIT - Hells Canyon NRA. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wallowa. LEGAL - Not Applicable Hells Canyon National Recreation Area
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
Bird Track Springs Fish Enhancement Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2015
Est. Comment Period
02/2017
Expected: 05/2017 07/2017 Aric Johnson
541-962-8517
ajjohnson@fs.fed.us
Description: To enhance fish habitat for salmonids by creating active and available floodplain, relocating channel, enhancing side channels and existing channel, enhancing floodplain roughness, enhancing riparian and upland vegetation and wetlands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47283
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T3S, R36E, Sections 11, 12, 14, 15, 16 Project is located along a portion of the Grande Ronde River, along Hwy. 244, on national forest land and private lands, in the vicinity of Bird Track Springs.
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
12/2016
Expected: 12/2016 03/2017 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.
Catherine Creek Summit Thinning Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
11/20/2015
Expected: 04/2017 06/2017 Thomas Burry
541-962-8537
tburry@fs.fed.us
Description: This project proposes harvest for thinning in two units, to achieve stocking level. The two units were treated with prescribed burning in South Fork WUI project. The units are South Fork WUI Unit 2, 62 acres, and South Fork WUI Unit 1, 31 acres.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48509
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T5S, R41E, Section 27 Catherine Creek Summit, near Highway 203.
East Face Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Forest products
Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2016
Actual: 07/28/2016
08/2016 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.
Lower Dark Canyon Restoration Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
11/18/2015
Expected: 01/2018 07/2018 Joe Platz
541-962-8571
jplatz@fs.fed.us
Description: The project will include fish structure construction, planting, and plant protection, to provide fish passage.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48507
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T3S, R35E, Sections 2, 11, 14, 26, and 35. Dark Canyon Creek, in Dark Canyon Creek subwatershed.
Muir Creek Culvert Replacement
CE
- Watershed management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/02/2011
Expected: 02/2019 06/2019 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
ODOT Salvage Stockpile Site at Hwy 244 and 5160 Road
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/09/2015
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 Andrew Steele
541-962-8543
andrewtsteele@fs.fed.us
Description: OR Dept. of Transportation proposes to locate a salvage stockpile site at Hwy. 244 and FS Road 5160, to store rock for chip seal paving and shoulder building, along with occasional storage of slide material, slash, and occasional equipment parking.
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T4S, R34E, Section 27, SE Corner Intersection of Hwy 244 and FS Road 5160, SE corner.
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
Starkey Allotment Management Plan Update
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period
03/07/2016
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 Aric Johnson
541-962-8517
ajjohnson@fs.fed.us
Description: It will authorize livestock grazing in Briggs and Meadow Creek Pastures in Starkey Cattle and Horse Allotment, to facilitate a grazing research study in Meadow Cr on Starkey Experimental Forest and Range. Will construct 1.5 miles of fence on Hwy 244.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47251
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T4S, R35E, Sections 7, 8, 18, and T3S, R34E, Sections 26, 27, 28, 32, 33, and 34. In Briggs Pasture and Meadow Cr Pasture of Starkey Cattle and Horse Allotment.
Two Eagle Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2016
Expected: 01/2018 06/2018 Cindy Christensen
541-962-8501
cjchristensen@fs.fed.us
Description: Mechanical thinning, slash busting, prescribed fire, piling and burning to manage and improve vegetative health and sustainability and to treat fuels near wildland urban interface, private lands, and the Eagle Cap Wilderness.
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T5-6S, R42-43E Project area is from Flagstaff Butte and West Eagle Meadows to Eagle Creek, Two Color Guard Station and Tamarack Campground in the West Eagle, Upper Eagle, and Eagle-Bennett subwatersheds.
Upper McCoy Creek Restoration Project
CE
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/26/2014
Expected: 09/2016 04/2017 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)
West Chicken Culvert Replacements
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
11/18/2015
Expected: 06/2017 07/2017 Joe Platz
541-962-8571
jplatz@fs.fed.us
Description: Project will replace two culverts on FS Road 5175. One culvert is on a tributary to West Chicken Creek, and the other one is on West Chicken Creek. The objective of the project is to provide fish passage.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48508
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T6S, R 35.5E, Sections 10 and 15. The project is located in West Chicken Creek, in the Chicken Creek Sub-watershed.
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
Comment Period
03/23/2016
Expected: 10/2016 10/2016 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.
Lower Joseph Creek Restoration Project
EIS
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Forest products
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
11/14/2014
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
07/2016
Expected: 09/2016 10/2016 Marianne Thomas
602-225-5213
mariannethomas@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.
Ninebark Enterprises Outfitter Guide Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/09/2016
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 Sweyn Wall
541-426-5523
swall@fs.fed.us
Description: Outfitting and guiding with horses and mules, summer progressive and hunting. 175 user days Wallowa Valley Ranger District
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48636
Location: UNIT - Wallowa Valley Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wallowa. LEGAL - Not Applicable Wallowa Valley Ranger District
Upper Prairie Vegetation Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
09/07/2016
Expected: 10/2016 10/2016 Sitka Pence
541-426-5689
sitkapence@fs.fed.us
Description: Upper Prairie thinning project is a 150 acre thinning project approximately 6.5 air miles from the town of Joseph, Oregon in T3S-R45E-Sec. 33. The project area lies within both the Upper Prairie Creek and Upper Little Sheep Creek 6th field watershed
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50051
Location: UNIT - Wallowa Valley Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wallowa. LEGAL - Not Applicable T3S-R45E-Sec. 33
Wing Ridge Ski Tours Outfitter Guide Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/09/2016
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 Sweyn Wall
541-426-5523
swall@fs.fed.us
Description: Outfitting and guiding using foot travel, winter progressive only. 1400 user days Wallowa Valley Ranger District.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48648
Location: UNIT - Wallowa Valley Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wallowa. LEGAL - Not Applicable Wallowa Valley Ranger District
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.
Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort Water Conveyance System
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 06/2016
Actual: 06/09/2016
07/2016 Jay Moore
541-742-6701
jbmoore@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will result in a special use permit for the operation and maintenance of the existing system at Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49427
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - Township 7 South, Range 36 East, Sections 12 and 13 Township 7 South, Range 37 East, Section 7 The permitted area is located approximately 35 miles northwest of Baker City, Oregon on the Whitman Ranger District.
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.
Cornet Windy Ridge Tree Planting
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2016
Actual: 08/17/2016
04/2017 Roy Cuzick
541-523-1327
rdcuzick@fs.fed.us
Description: Reforestation planting in the Cornet Windy Ridge fire area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49292
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - Not Applicable West of Durkee, OR south of Baker City, OR and north of Hereford, OR between Highways 84 and 7.
Eagle Fire Complex Salvage
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2016
Actual: 07/25/2016
08/2016 John Jesenko
541-523-1380
jjesenko@fs.fed.us
Description: Salvage up to 250 acres of fire killed trees.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49916
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - Not Applicable Located about 17 miles northwest of Halfway, OR.
Elkhorn Mtn and Beaver Mtn Communication Site Improvements
CE
- Special use management Cancelled N/A N/A Jay Moore
541-523-1383
jbmoore@fs.fed.us
Description: Verizon Wireless has proposed to upgrade the propane tanks at these two special use permitted sites with new 1000 gallon tanks.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49293
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker, Grant. LEGAL - T 11 S, R 40 E, Sec 23 and T 13 S, R 35 1/2 E, Sec 16 Beaver Mtn, approximately 13 miles south of Baker City, OR and Elkhorn Mtn, approximately 12 miles west of Unity, OR.
Federal Aviation Administration Beaver Mountain Communication Site
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 10/2016
Actual: 08/25/2016
01/2017 Jay Moore
541-523-1383
jbmoore@fs.fed.us
Description: Renewal of a special use permit at Beaver Mountain communication site.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49290
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T 11 S, R 40 E, Sec 23 Beaver Mountain, approximately 13 miles south of Baker City, OR.
Mountain Line Replacement Project
EA
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2016
Actual: 08/02/2016
08/2016 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.
OTEC Beaver Mountain Communication Site - Special Use Renewal
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 06/2016
Actual: 04/27/2016
06/2016 Jay Moore
541-523-1383
jbmoore@fs.fed.us
Description: Renewal of an existing communications permit at the Beaver Mountain site.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48989
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - Not Applicable Approximately 13 miles south of Baker City, OR.
Pine Telephone System, Inc Special Use Permit Renewal, Crane Creek
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2016
Actual: 01/04/2016
07/2016 Jay Moore
541-523-1383
jbmoore@fs.fed.us
Description: Operation and maintenance of a buried communication cable and the necessary appurtenances.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47898
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - T 8 S, 35.5 E, Sections 10 & 15 Approximately 5 miles north of Granite, OR
Pine Valley Range Allotment Management Plans
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/23/2016
Est. Comment Period
02/2017
Expected: 08/2017 09/2017 Kelby Witherspoon
541-523-1333
kswitherspoon@fs.fed.us
Description: Four grazing allotments on the Whitman Ranger District of the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest and Hells Canyon National Recreation Area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48919
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker, Wallowa. LEGAL - Not Applicable Pine Creek Watershed
Powder River Mining
EIS
- Minerals and Geology Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register
10/2016
Expected: 12/2018 01/2019 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
Rail Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/20/2016
Est. Comment Period
09/2016
Expected: 03/2017 05/2017 Melissa Shelley
541-523-1350
mshelley@fs.fed.us
Description: Address existing mountain pine beetle infestation - proposed activities would reduce the risk of a high intensity/high severity wildfire, improve public and fire fighter safety, and move the landscape toward more sustainable conditions.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47487
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project is located in the following watersheds: Middle South Fork-Burnt River (12,120 acres), and the Upper South Fork Burnt River (17,561 acres).
Sparta Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/14/2016
Est. Comment Period
03/2017
Expected: 09/2017 03/2018 Joseph Sciarrino
541-742-6714
jsciarrino@fs.fed.us
Description: Goal is to create sustainable, diverse, and resilient forest vegetation using commercial timber harvest, non-commercial thinning, fuels reduction, aspen restoration, prescribed burning and underburning.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48947
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T7&8S, R43-45E Located within the Powder sub-basin, south of Forest road 7700, in the Eagle Creek area.
Spruce Gulch Quarry
EA
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A Robert Macon
541-523-1343
rmacon@fs.fed.us
Description: ODOT has proposed approx. 45 acre mineral material site for development and an a 11 acre storage site within an overall site area of 135 acres.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48138
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T 10 S, R 37 E, Sec 15 & 16 FS 1090 Rd approximately 1/2 mile south of Hwy 7, about 4 miles southwest of Sumpter, OR.
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
Verizon Wireless Beaver Mountain Communication Site
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2016
Actual: 06/13/2016
01/2017 Jay Moore
541-523-1383
jbmoore@fs.fed.us
Description: Renewal of a special use permit at Beaver Mountain Communication site.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49291
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - 11 S, R 40 E, Sec 23 Beaver Mountain, approximately 13 miles south of Baker City, OR.
West Sumpter Fuels Maintenance Project
CE
- Fuels management On Hold N/A N/A 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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