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)
- Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Chelan Ranger District
- Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Cle Elum Ranger District
- Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Entiat Ranger District
- Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Methow Valley Ranger District
- Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Naches Ranger District
- Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Tonasket Ranger District
- Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Wenatchee River Ranger District


R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Regionwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Region)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Aquatic Invasive Species order to prevent the spread or introduction of aquatic invasive species
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2014
Expected: 05/2014 05/2014 Christine Pyle
503-808-2691
cdpyle@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of this order is to prevent the spread or introduction of aquatic invasive plant or animal species. Public involvement is targeted for the Umatilla, Willamette, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie, Gifford Pinchot, and Colville NFs.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44360
Location: UNIT - R6 - Pacific Northwest Region All Units. STATE - Oregon, Washington. COUNTY - Baker, Clackamas, Douglas, Grant, Jefferson, Lane, Linn, Marion, Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wheeler, Asotin, Clark, Columbia, Cowlitz, Ferry, Garfield, King, Klickitat, Lewis, Pend Oreille, Pierce, Skagit, Skamania, Snohomish, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whatcom. LEGAL - Not Applicable Order will apply to all Forests in Region 6, however targeted scoping is with the Umatilla, Gifford Pinchot, Mt. Baker/Snoqualmie, Willamette and Colville NFs tribal and public scoping lists.
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Forest Plan Revision
EIS
- Land management planning In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
06/30/2011
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
06/2015
Expected: 03/2017 06/2017 Deborah Kelly
509-826-3396
dlkelly@fs.fed.us
Description: The Land and Resource Management Plans of the Colville, Okanogan and Wenatchee National Forests are being revised as required by the National Forest Management Act. The focus is to update parts of the plans no longer current and requiring change.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/wenatchee/forest-plan
Location: UNIT - Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest All Units, Colville National Forest All Units. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan, Ferry, Kittitas, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Stevens, Yakima. Okanogan and Wenatchee Nationals Forests and Colville National Forest of eastern Washington
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest) R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Forestwide Invasive Species EIS
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) On Hold N/A N/A Brigitte Ranne
509-682-4941
branne@fs.fed.us
Description: Invasive species treatment through integrated weed management methods.
Location: UNIT - Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest All Units. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan, Kittitas, Okanogan, Yakima. LEGAL - Not Applicable Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest - forestwide
Motorized Travel Management Project
EIS
- Road management
- Recreation management
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
03/24/2009
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
12/2014
Expected: 06/2015 06/2015 Jennifer Zbyszewski
509-996-4021
jzbyszewski@fs.fed.us
Description: Designate roads/trails/areas open to motorized vehicle use outside of wilderness consistent with Travel Management Rule. Roads/trails/areas not designated as open would be closed to motorized use. Project does not address over-the-snow motorized use.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/okawen/travel-management
Location: UNIT - Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest All Units. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan, Kittitas, Okanogan, Yakima. LEGAL - Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest outside wilderness Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest outside wilderness
Sno-tel Sites
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/23/2009
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Esther Woodward
509-826-3070
ewoodward@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a Special Use Permit to the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) for 29 existing snow survey (hydrometeorology sites) sites located on National Forest System land.
Location: UNIT - Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest All Units. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan, Kittitas, Okanogan, Yakima. Various sites on the Okanogan-Wenatchee NF near the Cascade Mountain crest
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Chelan Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Box Canyon Trail
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2014
Expected: 12/2014 04/2015 Paul Willard
509-682-4960
pwillard@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct approximately 5 miles of non-motorized trail from 25 Mile Creek Helibase to Box Canyon on the south shore of Lake Chelan.
Location: UNIT - Chelan Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T29N, R20E, Sections 14, 15, 16, 23, 24, 25 Proposed trail would be located northwest of 25 Mile Creek State Park
Lake Chelan Campground Prince Creek Dock Replacement
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/13/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Paul Willard
307-326-2525
pwillard@fs.fed.us
Description: Remove and replace the old (slowly sinking) cedar log floating dock (old 65 feet x 9 feet) with new HDPE enclosed floats that support a 17 foot x 67 foot dock designed to accommodate ferry docking on one side and public docking on the other side.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=26135
Location: UNIT - Chelan Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - Section 31, T31N, R19E Prince Creek Campground, along Lake Chelan north shore.
Meadow Creek Reroute: Lakeshore Trail #1247
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/13/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Paul Willard
509-682-4960
pwillard@fs.fed.us
Description: Reconstruct and construct approximately 2500 feet of trail, install a footlog (bridge) across Meadow Creek on the Lakeshore Trail #1247 to repair flash flood damage.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43296
Location: UNIT - Chelan Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T31N, R18E, Section 2 Lakeshore Trail on the north shore of Lake Chelan.
Twenty-Five Mile Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
06/27/2014
Expected: 09/2014 06/2015 Peter Wier
208-259-3361
pwier@fs.fed.us
Description: Maintain and enhance forested stands within the desired range of variability by small tree thinning and prescribed burning.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44627
Location: UNIT - Chelan Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T29N R20E sec 22,23,24,25,26,27,33,34,35. T29N R21E sec 30,31,32. T28N R20E sec 1,2,3,4,8,9,10,11 and T28N R21E sec 6 Twenty-Five Mile Creek area located approximately 16 miles northeast of Chelan, Washington
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Cle Elum Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
CWU Geologic Monitoring Station
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/06/2013
Expected: 07/2014 07/2014 Kimberly Larned
509-852-1062
klarned@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a new, 20-year term permit to Central Washington University, for installation of a data telemetry site for seismic monitoring (part of an earthquake/tsunami rapid warning system).
Location: UNIT - Cle Elum Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Kittitas. LEGAL - SW NE Sec. 31, T. 21 N., R. 17 E., W.M. Teanaway Ridge
Disposal of Felled Hazard Trees in Developed Recreation Sites (2012 through 2016)
CE
- Facility management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/16/2012
Expected: 07/2014 07/2014 Shan Madden
509-852-1031
smadden@fs.fed.us
Description: Commercially remove previously felled hazard trees at 17 campgrounds, 1 rental cabin, and 21 trailheads. Only logs in excess of down wood retention standards and restoration needs, and accessible from existing open roads would be removed and sold.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39481
Location: UNIT - Cle Elum Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Kittitas. LEGAL - See table in supporting document. All developed campgrounds, trailheads, and 1 rental cabin on the Cle Elum Ranger District.
Explosives Magazine for Avalanche Control on Interstate 90
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Kimberly Larned
509-852-1062
klarned@fs.fed.us
Description: Modify an existing long-term special use permit issued to the Washington State Department of Transportation, to allow installation and use of a second explosives magazine adjacent to one already in place.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39509
Location: UNIT - Cle Elum Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Kittitas. LEGAL - Sec. 26, T. 22 N., R. 17 E., W.M. Upper Yakima River Watershed
Ferris Hard Rock Mining
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
07/08/2014
Expected: 08/2014 08/2014 JoAnne Homuth
509-852-1032
jhomuth@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorize miner's proposal to mine underground with hand tools in an existing adit. Access is via user-built ATV trail, which miner will close and restore when finished. Ore removed in 5-gallon buckets, for processing off-Forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44956
Location: UNIT - Cle Elum Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Kittitas. LEGAL - Sec. 30, T. 21 N., R. 18 E., W.M. Cougar Gulch off of FS Rd. 9718-118
Liberty Mountain Owner's Association Road Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress Expected: N/A Kimberly Larned
509-852-1062
klarned@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a new 20-year permit to the Liberty Mountain Owners Association (LMOA)for use of two existing roads (the "Hawk Road" and a spur off FS Rd 9712-116). Both roads access LMOA property and will be maintained by LMOA. Previous permit expired.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45524
Location: UNIT - Cle Elum Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Kittitas. LEGAL - Section 18, T. 21 N., R. 18 E., W.M. upper Lion Gulch subdrainage in Swauk Creek watershed.
Southern Star Mining Plan of Operation
EA
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A JoAnne Homuth
509-852-1032
jhomuth@fs.fed.us
Description: 1-2 person seasonal operation accessed by FS9711121. No seasonal or permanent camp site, underground mining will be with hand tools, drill and blast in existing mine tunnels. Activities: portal reconstruction, ore and waste rock, hazard tree removal
Location: UNIT - Cle Elum Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Kittitas. LEGAL - Sec. 13, 24, T21N, R17E, WM, Swauk Watershed
Swauk Pine Restoration
EA
- Fuels management
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/28/2014
Est. Comment Period
02/2015
Expected: 06/2015 08/2015 John Agar
509-852-1061
jagar@fs.fed.us
Description: Landscape scale silvicultural treatments (thinning and burning)to improve resilience to disturbance, and stream and floodplain restoration at 66 sites. Project includes road improvements, closure, relocation, and decommissioning.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44149
Location: UNIT - Cle Elum Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Kittitas. LEGAL - Secs. 23-26, 35, and 36, T. 21 N., R. 17 E.; secs. 17-21 and 29-32, T. 21 N., R. 18 E., and secs. 1 and 2, T. 20 N., R. 17 E., W.M. All or parts of the Cougar Gulch, Lion Gulch, and upper Williams Creek subdrainages in Swauk Creek Watershed.
Upper Yakima Restoration
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/15/2011
Est. Comment Period
12/2014
Expected: 04/2015 06/2015 Patricia GarveyDarda
509-852-1029
pgarveydarda@fs.fed.us
Description: Watershed restoration project. Forest commercial and pre-commercial thinning designed to accelerate old growth forest structure, watershed restoration, road obliteration, and road to trail conversion.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=28062
Location: UNIT - Cle Elum Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Kittitas. LEGAL - T. 21 N., R. 12-13 E., and T. 22 N., R. 12-13 E. Upper Yakima Watershed
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Entiat Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Silver Falls Interpretive Trail Hazard Tree Removal
EA
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
08/2014
Expected: 05/2015 07/2015 Peter Wier
208-259-3361
pwier@fs.fed.us
Description: The Interpretive Trail contains numerous hazard trees and snags which pose a threat to public safety. This project would fall or otherwise mitigate (topping) the hazard trees to provide for public safety.
Location: UNIT - Entiat Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T28N, R18E, Section 2 Silver Falls Recreation Complex
Spencer Canyon Fault Investigation-USGS
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
06/10/2014
Expected: 07/2014 07/2014 Peter Wier
509-784-4624
pwier@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a permit to excavate two hand dug trenches across the Spencer Canyon scarp to assess potential earthquake activity.
Location: UNIT - Entiat Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - Not Applicable T25N R20E Sec 35
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Methow Valley Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
7422' Peak Radio Repeator
EA
- Facility management On Hold N/A N/A Jennifer Zbyszewski
509-996-4021
jzbyszewski@fs.fed.us
Description: Installation of a radio repeater on the 7422' peak north of Midnight Mountain.
Location: UNIT - Methow Valley Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - T34N, R19E, Section 14, W.M. North of Midnight Mountain in the Twisp River area.
Brimstone Salvage
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products In Progress
Scoping Start
10/06/2014
Expected: 11/2014 11/2014 Victoria Wilkins
509-996-4063
vewilkins@fs.fed.us
Description: Salvage harvest approximately 250 acres of timber within the Carlton Complex Fire perimeter. All harvest activities would be conducted over snow when the ground is frozen and impacts to soil would be minimized.
Location: UNIT - Methow Valley Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - SE 1/4 Section 22, Section 23, SW 1/4 Section 24, NW 1/4 Section 25, N 1/2 Section 26, and NE 1/4 Section 27 of T33N, R23E, W.M. Approximately 10 miles east of Twisp, WA near the summit of Pole Pick Mountain.
Chewuch River Restoration RM 13-15.5
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/28/2014
Est. Comment Period
06/2014
Expected: 12/2014 07/2015 Shannon O'Brien
509-486-2186
slobrien@fs.fed.us
Description: Improve aquatic habitat through placement of large wood,and wood jams, and off-channel habitat enhancement.
Location: UNIT - Methow Valley Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - Not Applicable East of Winthrop, WA at Chewuch River miles 13 to 15.5.
Chewuch Transportation Plan
EA
- Road management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/30/2011
Est. Comment Period
09/2014
Expected: 01/2015 04/2015 Laurie Dowie
509-996-4063
vewilkins@fs.fed.us
Description: Develop and implement a transportation plan for the Upper and Lower Chewuch watersheds. Transportation plan would identify road maintenance levels, roads to be decommissioned, and possible re-routes
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37194
Location: UNIT - Methow Valley Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - Not Applicable Entire Upper and Lower Chewuch watersheds within the Methow Valley Ranger District.
Eightmile Ranch Coho Acclimation Site
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/12/2013
Est. Comment Period
09/2014
Expected: 02/2015 03/2015 Victoria Wilkins
509-996-4063
vewilkins@fs.fed.us
Description: Consideration of special use permit application from the Yakama Nation for construction of a coho acclimation site at the Eightmile Ranch Administrative Site. Analysis is being completed in cooperation with the Bonneville Power Administion.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41617
Location: UNIT - Methow Valley Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - T36N, R21E, Sections 23, 24, 25, 26, W.M. Approximately 8 miles north of Winthrop, WA near the Chewuch River at the Eightmile Ranch Administrative Site.
Flagg Mountain Mineral Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
04/18/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Laurie Dowie
509-996-4071
ldowie@fs.fed.us
Description: Evaluation of a Plan of Operations to conduct copper exploration at up to 15 sites in the Flagg Mountain area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44438
Location: UNIT - Methow Valley Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - T36N, R20E,W.M., Sections 19 and 20 Northeast of Mazama on Flagg Mountain.
Lost Driveway Hazard Fuels Reduction
CE
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/02/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Meg Trebon
509-996-4032
mtrebon@fs.fed.us
Description: Fuels thining and prescribed fire treatments on approximately 3000 acres near Mazama, WA.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44926
Location: UNIT - Methow Valley Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - Not Applicable Multiple locations in the vicinity of Mazama, WA.
Okanogan PUD Underground Powerline Extension
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/10/2014
Expected: 06/2014 07/2014 Laurie Dowie
509-996-4071
ldowie@fs.fed.us
Description: Amendment of an existing special use permit held by Public Utility District No. 1 of Okanogan (PUD) to extend an underground power line along Forest Road 4340.
Location: UNIT - Methow Valley Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - NE1/4 Section 13, T31N, R21E, W.M. and NW 1/4 Section 18, T31N, R22E, W.M Gold Creek drainage southwest of Twisp, WA.
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Naches Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bear Cove Club Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Karen Lindhorst
509-653-1434
klindhorst@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a new permit to the Bear Cove Boat Club.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=24131
Location: UNIT - Naches Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Yakima. LEGAL - T13N, R13E, Sec. 11, WM Naches Ranger District near Rimrock Lake
Club Chelminar Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Karen Lindhorst
509-653-1434
klindhorst@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue an existing club a special use permit for a new term.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=24135
Location: UNIT - Naches Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Yakima. LEGAL - T14N, R14E, S30 &31, WM Naches Ranger District near Rimrock Lake
Dry Restoration
EA
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period
02/13/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Michelle King
509-653-1420
mdking02@fs.fed.us
Description: Dry Restoration proposes a commercial harvest which will occur on 548 acres in dry forest stands. An additional 200 acres will be available for either commercial or personal use firewood. Stream stabilization will occur within two miles of Dry Creek.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43646
Location: UNIT - Naches Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Yakima. LEGAL - T16NR14E, T16NR15E, T15NR14E Landmarks within the project area include Dry Creek, Dry Ridge, and the Nile Mill Site. Forest System Roads include 1600, 1631, 1601, 1613, and their associated collector roads.
Forest Service Road 1901 Flood Repair
CE
- Road management On Hold N/A N/A Michelle King
509-6531420
mdking02@fs.fed.us
Description: Repair the damaged portions of Forest Service Road 1901. The damaged sites are at mile post 6.9 and 7.2.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39078
Location: UNIT - Naches Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Kittitas. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project is located on the Naches Ranger District. Forest Service Road (FSR) 1901 connects to the Little Naches Road (FSR 1900).
Indian Creek Corral Livestock Area Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Karen Lindhorst
509-653-1435
klindhorst@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a new permit for an existing livestock area permit
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=26142
Location: UNIT - Naches Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Yakima. LEGAL - Township 13N, Range 13E, Section 06, WM North side of Hwy 12 near west end of Rimrock Lake on the Naches Ranger District
Indian Creek Corral Resort Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Karen Lindhorst
509-653-1435
klindhorst@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a new special use permit to an existing resort
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=26139
Location: UNIT - Naches Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Yakima. LEGAL - Township 13N, Range 13E Section 06, WM Just north of Hwy 12 near the west end of Rimrock Lake on the Naches Ranger District
Naches Outfitter and Guide Permits
EA
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Karen Lindhorst
509-653-1435
klindhorst@fs.fed.us
Description: Outfitting and guiding opportunies on the Naches R D will be reviewed for environmental effects. The analysis will include all types of O/G including pack stock use, fishing, rafting, snowmobiling, environmental education and mushroom gathering.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37672
Location: UNIT - Naches Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Kittitas, Yakima. LEGAL - Not Applicable Naches Ranger District
PacifiCorp Gold Hill Repeater
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/23/2013
Expected: 12/2014 01/2015 Michelle King
509-6531420
mdking02@fs.fed.us
Description: PacifiCorp is being permitted to use the Forest Service Gold Hill Repeater site.
Location: UNIT - Naches Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Yakima. LEGAL - Not Applicable Gold Hill Repeater north of Cliffdell WA.
Permit Renewal for Pre-existing Permits Summer 2013
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/23/2013
Expected: 12/2014 01/2015 Karen Lindhorst
509-653-1434
klindhorst@fs.fed.us
Description: Four different permit renewals. (1) Convenience Enclosure- unintentional trespass. (2) Parking lot- winter parking for Bear Cove. (3) Military Training Area- training and exercise operation plan. (4) Driveway right of way.
Location: UNIT - Naches Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Yakima. LEGAL - (1) T14N, R15E, Section 30 (2) T13N, R13E, Section 10 (3) T13N, R11-14E; T14N,R11-14E (4) T15N, R14E, Section 1. (1) Rimrock Retreat, WA (2) FSR 1200, south of Rimrock Lake and south of Frenchman's Ridge (3) White Pass area (4) North of Chinook Pass Forest Service Work Center.
White Pass 2014 Projects
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Comment Period
03/11/2014
Expected: 03/2015 06/2015 Susan Ranger
509-653-1446
sranger@fs.fed.us
Description: The Naches R.D. is considering a proposal by the White Pass Company, the operator of the White Pass Ski Area, to expand its Nordic ski trail system and facilities.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43718
Location: UNIT - Naches Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Yakima. LEGAL - Not Applicable The White Pass Ski Area is situated in the Cascade Mountain range of WA state, approximately 55 miles west of Yakima and 20 miles east of Packwood.
Yakima Valley Boat Club Special Use Permit
CE
- Special area management On Hold N/A N/A Karen Lindhorst
509-653-1435
klindhorst@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a new special use permit for the Yakima Valley Boat Club with seasonal moorage for up to 14 boats at the club docks on Rimrock Lake
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=23110
Location: UNIT - Naches Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Yakima. LEGAL - T13N, R13E, Section 11 South side of Rimrock Lake behind Bear Cove summer home tract
Yakima Valley Ski Club Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Karen Lindhorst
509-653-1435
klindhorst@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a new special use permit to an existing club for a new term.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=24138
Location: UNIT - Naches Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Yakima. LEGAL - T13N, R11E, S2, WM Naches Ranger District White Pass Area
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Tonasket Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Accessible Fishing Docks Project
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Comment Period
08/01/2014
Expected: 10/2014 04/2015 Elizabeth Peterson
509-486-5111
ejpeterson@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct 3 accessible fishing docks at Lost, Beaver, and Beth Lakes and refurbish the existing Bonaparte Lake dock over a period of up to 5 years.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40719
Location: UNIT - Tonasket Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - Section 17, T. 38 N., R. 30 E.; and S. 23, 24, 25 & 28, T. 39 N., R. 30 E., W.M. Lost, Beth, Beaver, and Bonaparte Lakes on the Tonasket Ranger District
Annie Restoration Project
EA
- Forest products
- Recreation management
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/29/2013
Est. Comment Period
11/2014
Expected: 02/2015 03/2015 Phillip Christy
509-486-5137
pchristy@fs.fed.us
Description: Vegetation management will address landscape departures from historical conditions. Includes timber harvest (1675 acres), ladder fuel reduction (330 acres), precommercial thinning(150 acres), and fuels treatment (3,400 acres).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43087
Location: UNIT - Tonasket Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - Township 37 North, Range 30 East, Sections 13 - 17, 20 - 22, and 27 - 33, W.M. The Annie Restoration assessment area consists of the upper reaches of the Bonaparte drainange south of Hwy. 20. Landmark locations include Mt. Annie, Little Bonaparte Mountain, and Wauconda.
Bannon,Aeneas,Revis and Tunk - revise grazing allotment plan for 4 allotments.
EIS
- Grazing management In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
04/11/2014
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
10/2014
Expected: 10/2014 01/2015 Phillip Christy
509-486-5137
pchristy@fs.fed.us
Description: Review and evaluate livestock grazing activites on the Bannon, Aeneas, Revis, & Tunk grazing allotments. Revise the management plans to reflect current direction. 2 action alternatives and the No Action alternative were developed and considered.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38873
Location: UNIT - Tonasket Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - Township 35 North, Ranges 28, 29, & 30 East, and T. 36 North, Ranges 28, 29, & 30 East. W.M. This project is located between the Colville Reservation on the south and Highway 20 on the north, Tunk Mountain on the West and Bailey Mountain on the east.
Bonaparte Lake and Lost Lake Recreation Projects
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/24/2014
Est. Comment Period
10/2014
Expected: 01/2015 05/2015 Elizabeth Peterson
509-486-5111
ejpeterson@fs.fed.us
Description: At Bonaparte Lake Campground, install a swimming dock and a new group site with a covered picnic shelter. Install a covered picnic shelter at Lost Lake Campground. These projects will be implemented over several years.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44624
Location: UNIT - Tonasket Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - Bonaparte Lake Campground is located in Township 39 North, Range 30 East, Section 33, W.M. Lost Lake Campground is located in Township 39 North, Range 30 East, Section 28, W.M. The locations are Bonaparte Lake Campground and Lost Lake Campgrounds which are located about 20 miles east of Tonasket, Washington.
Conconully Compound Disposal
CE
- Facility management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 03/2015 09/2015 Phillip Christy
509-486-5137
pchristy@fs.fed.us
Description: It is proposed to sell the Forest Service campus in the town of Conconully, Washington on the Tonasket Ranger District, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. The facility has not been used as a District office for over 30 years.
Location: UNIT - Tonasket Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - Township 35 North, Range 25 East, Section 6 in the Town of Conconully The Forest Service compound is located in the Town of Conconully, on Main Street about three blocks north of the State Park.
Light Restoration Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/21/2014
Est. Comment Period
05/2015
Expected: 09/2015 10/2015 Phillip Christy
509-486-5137
pchristy@fs.fed.us
Description: Vegetation management will address landscape departures from historical conditions. Includes the following estimated treatments (acres): timber harvest (1500), ladder fuel reduction (500), precommercial thinning (1000) and fuels treatment (3000).
Location: UNIT - Tonasket Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - Township 37 North (N), Range 29 East (E), Sections 1, 2, 3, 10, 11, 15, 17, 18, 21 & 22; Township 38 N., Range 29 E., Sections 24, 25, 34, 35 & 36; and Township 38 N., Rnge 30 E., Sections 19, 30 & 31 The project is north of Highway 20, west of County Road 4953 to Bonaparte Lake, east of Island Mountain, and south of Siwash Creek, about 15 miles east of the town of Tonasket, off Highway 20.
Pacific Northwest Navy Range Special Use Permit
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/17/2014
Est. Comment Period
11/2014
Expected: 03/2015 01/2016 Phillip Christy
509-486-5137
pchristy@fs.fed.us
Description: To permit the Navy the use of three roadside sites within the existing Military Operations Area, to place mobile vehicles with emitters to conduct Electronic Warfare training in order to maintain, train, and equip combat-ready military forces.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45621
Location: UNIT - Tonasket Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - Not Applicable Mt. Hull site is adjacent to FR 3525 at the helicopter landing. Peony Creek site is located near the dispersed camping site on FR 3010. Deep Creek site is located near FR 3120020 & 3120060 junction.
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Wenatchee River Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Chiwawa PUD Hatchery Building Improvements CE
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/01/2014
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 Kevin Smith
509-548-2585
kwsmith@fs.fed.us
Description: Construction of new office building and addition to exisitng storage building. Installation of underground water line to tie into municipal water supply.
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T27N, R17E, Sec. 36 Wenatchee River RD, West of Chiwawa River Pines
Boundary Butte Communication Site Additions CE
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2015
Expected: 06/2015 08/2015 Kevin Smith
509-548-2585
kwsmith@fs.fed.us
Description: Installation of additional propane tanks at existing site
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T24N, R17E, Sec 25 Boundary Butte
Deadhorse River Road Culvert Replacement CE
CE
- Road management
- Special use management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 Richard Vacirca
530-543-2768
rvacirca@fs.fed.us
Description: Chelan County PUD to remove culvert and replace with larger open bottom culvert for anadramous fish species passage after being damaged
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T25N, R17E, Sec. 4 Off River Road near Scott private property at BNSF RR access
Diamondhead Communication Site Additions CE
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2015
Expected: 06/2015 08/2015 Kevin Smith
509-548-2585
kwsmith@fs.fed.us
Description: Installation of additional propane tanks at existing communication site
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T22N, R18E, Sec 35 Diamondhead Peak
Leavenworth Nonprofit TV
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Richard Pringle
509-852-1021
rpringle@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue an permit for a new term for an existing powerline from the Leavenworth Ski Hill to the Tumwater Mountain.
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T25N, R17E, Section 35 W.M. Tumwater Mountain area
McKenzie - Beverly 115Kv Electric Transmission Line Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/01/2011
Expected: 03/2015 04/2015 Kevin Smith
509-548-2585
kwsmith@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a permit for another term for an exisitng electrical transmission line that crosses National Forest System lands and supplies several substations with electricity.
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - Legal origin Section 34, T24N, R19E running west to Section 13, T26N, R13E. UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. Transmission line runs east from Nahahum Canyon west to Steven's Pass
Mission Area Prescribed Maintenance Burning Project
CE
- Fuels management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2015
Expected: 04/2015 08/2015 Cary Stock
509-548-2565
cmstock@fs.fed.us
Description: Hazardous fuel reduction within previously burned areas that includes non-commercial thinning, piling, pile burning, jackpot burning and underburning
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - Legal –T21N R19E Secs.11, 12; T22N R19E Secs.4, 9, 10 14-17, 20-22, 27-29; T23N R19E Sec. 34. W.M. Beehive to HorseLake Mountain Area
Mission Ridge Ski and Board Resort Improvements CE
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 02/2015 05/2015 Joshua Northrup
509-548-2584
joshnorthrup@fs.fed.us
Description: Install night lights along Mimi run, install sundeck along Bomber Bowl Run
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T21, R19, Sec. 24, 26 Mission Ridge Ski and Board Resort Area
Nason Creek: Upper White Pine Reach Aquatic Habitat Restoration Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
05/24/2013
Est. Comment Period
10/2014
Expected: 12/2014 08/2015 Richard Vacirca
509-664-9361
rvacirca@fs.fed.us
Description: Restore and enhance aquatic habitat in the Upper White Pine Reach of Nason Creek for ESA-listed Upper Columbia River steelhead, Upper Columbia River Spring-Run Chinook salmon, and Columbia River bull trout.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40732
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T.26N, R16E., Sections 4 and 5 Nason Creek from Merritt to Whitepine Road
Natapoc Communication Site Improvements CE
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 Kevin Smith
509-548-2585
kwsmith@fs.fed.us
Description: Extend tower height 20 feet to increase space for antenae
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T26N, R17E, Sec 2 Wenatche River RD, Natapoc Mtn.
Number Two Canyon Trail System CE
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 04/2015 08/2015 Theodore Broom
509-548-2567
tbroom@fs.fed.us
Description: Development of a non-motorized, mult-user trail system in Number Two Canyon and Twin Peaks area including trailheads.
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T22N, R19E, Sec. 10, 11, 14, 15, 22; T23N, R19E, Sec. 34, W.M. Area is at top of Number Two Canyon before dropping into Peavine Canyon and leads to Twin Peaks and Horse Lake Resevoir area trail systems
Ski Hill Improvements EA
EA
- Facility management
- Recreation management
- Special use management
In Progress
Comment Period
01/30/2014
Expected: 03/2015 05/2015 Michael Mueller
509-548-2583
mmueller@fs.fed.us
Description: Repair and upgrade utilities, upgrade kitchen,construct patio and restroom, install two towers and regrade the small alpine hill
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42818
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T25N, R17E, Sec 36 Leavenworth Ski Hill facility
Ski Hill Infrastructure Improvement CE
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/17/2014
Expected: 10/2014 10/2014 Kevin Smith
509-548-6977 EXT 342
kwsmith@fs.fed.us
Description: Installation of underground electrical lines to replace the existing buried line that is failing. Installation will follow the shoulder of the access road.
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T25N, R17E, Section 36 Leavenworth Ski Hill area off Ski Hill Road, one mile north of Leavenworth
Special Use Permit Issuance- Wenatchee River Isolated Residence
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2014
Expected: 06/2015 07/2015 Kevin Smith
509-548-2585
kwsmith@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a new special use permit for an existing isolated residence on the forest
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - Section 24, T26N, R17E, WM West bank of the Wenatchee River across the river from Ponderosa Estates
Tumwater Campground Vault Toilets CE
CE
- Recreation management
- Facility management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2014
Expected: 05/2015 09/2015 Michael Mueller
509-548-2583
mmueller@fs.fed.us
Description: Replacement of failing sewer system with vault toilets
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T25N, R17E, Sec. 9 Tumwater CG and adjacent sewage lagoon ponds on Hwy 2 and Wenatchee River
Upper Peshastin Restoration Project EA
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 03/2015 06/2015 Don Youkey
509-548-2580
dyoukey@fs.fed.us
Description: Aquatic and terrestrial restoration including road management, hazardous fuels reduction, forest health, and timber stand improvement.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45460
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T21N, R17E; T21N, R18E; T22N, R17E; T22N, R18E. The project is located immediately northwest of Blewett Pass, west of Hwy 97, approximately 16 miles south of Leavenworth, WA. It includes Scotty Creek, Shaser Creek, and the upper reaches of Peshastin Creek subwatersheds.
Various Water Transmission Lines and Storage Tank Re-Issuance Permits CE
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2015
Expected: 05/2015 06/2015 Kevin Smith
509-548-2585
kwsmith@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-issuance of new term permits for existing water transmission lines and water storage tanks across the district
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - Not Applicable These approximately 15-20 transmission lines and water tanks are located at various sites across the Ranger District
Wenatchee-Chiwawa Irrigation Ditch Weir Replacement CE
CE
- Special use management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 Kevin Smith
509-548-2585
kwsmith@fs.fed.us
Description: Modify water return structure to enhance fish survival
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T27N, R18E, Sec. 30, W.M. On Wenatchee-Chiwawa Irrigation ditch near Chiwawa River/Clear Creek area
Yakama Nation Hatchery Utility Line CE
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2014
Expected: 04/2015 06/2015 Kevin Smith
509-548-2585
kwsmith@fs.fed.us
Description: Installation of underground utility line along existing road to service hatchery.
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T27N, R17E, Sec. 27 Wenatchee River RD, Gravel pit east of headwaters off of Beaver Valley Highway
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