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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- Willamette National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Willamette National Forest , Detroit Ranger District
- Willamette National Forest , McKenzie River Ranger District
- Willamette National Forest , Middle Fork Ranger District
- Willamette National Forest , Sweet Home Ranger District
- Willamette National Forest , Willamette National Forest All Units


Willamette 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
Riparian Weed Treatment Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/25/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
05/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Jennifer Lippert
541-225-6440
jlippert@fs.fed.us
Description: Develop treatment options for five riparian weed populations found throughout the Willamette National Forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42022
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District, Sweet Home Ranger District, Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane, Linn. Sweet Home R.D. -Two Girls Cr.; McKenzie R.D.-Lookout Cr.; Middle Fork R.D.- N. Fk. M. Fk. Willamette, Middle Fk. Willamette River
Willamette National Forest , Detroit Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2014 Marion Creek Stream Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 05/2014 06/2014 Darrin Neff
503-854-4219
daneff@fs.fed.us
Description: This project would improve fish habitat and curb bank erosion by adding large wood complexes in the side channels of lower Marion Creek. It is anticipated to enhance recreational viewings of spring chinook spawning near the new Day Use Area.
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Marion. LEGAL - Not Applicable Marion Forks Creek at the Marion Forks Fish Hatchery and Day Use area.
Buck Tule
EA
- Fuels management
- Minerals and Geology
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Land management planning
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/16/2012
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
08/2014
Expected: 11/2014 01/2015 Lynise Medley
503-854-4228
lmedley@fs.fed.us
Description: Timber harvest is proposed in densely stocked second growth stands generally ranging in age from 40 to 150 years old, and includes stands within Riparian Reserves and approximately 40 acres in the Jefferson Late-Successional Reserve.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38487
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn, Marion. LEGAL - T11S, R6E, Sections 13, 14, 22 - 28, 33-36 , T11S, R7E, Sections 16-21, 28-32, T12S, R6E, Sections 1-3, 12, 13, T12S, R7E, Sections 5-8, 17-20 The main portion of the project area is bounded by Fisher Point, Trappers Butte and Scar Mountain to the west, Parish Lake Road to the south, Buck Mountain and Coffin Mountain to the north and Highway
City of Detroit Water System Update
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/04/2011
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Penny Keen
503-854-4202
pkeen@fs.fed.us
Description: Fence to be installed around water building on Breitenbush Rd. Install emergency drainline from water storage tank. Reissue special use permit.
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Marion. LEGAL - T10S, R5E, sec 1; T9S, R5E, sec 36 Breitenbush Rd. and City of Detroit
Humbug Creek Dispersed Sites Rehabilitation
CE
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 06/2014 07/2014 Darrin Neff
503-854-4219
daneff@fs.fed.us
Description: The project will lessen impacts to federally listed fish habitat by decreasing sediment inputs, increasing the shade component and reducing the chance for petroleum products from vehicles entering the water by rehabilitating two dispersed campsites.
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Marion. LEGAL - T9S, R6E Sec 16 &21 T9S, R6E Sec 16 &21, Humbug Creek Watershed, 4697 road system
McCoy Motorized Rec. Area Improvements 2014-2015
CE
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Bradford Peterson
503-854-3894
bcpeterson@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will include the installation of a covered picnic shelter at the lower staging area, and the expansion of the upper staging area.
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn, Marion. Multiple locations within the McCoy Motorized Recreation Area.
Meadow Enhancement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
03/28/2013
Expected: 06/2014 07/2014 Daryl Whitmore
503-854-4225
dwhitmore@fs.fed.us
Description: Meadow enhancement and rehabilitation in 3 meadows on the Detroit Ranger District. Enchancements include tree removal, limbing, slash burning and monitoring.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40864
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - T11S, R07E, sec 26, 27; T12S R07E sec 29, 34 Dusty, Big and Marion Creek Meadows
Recreation and Administravbite Site Hazardous Fuels Reduction
CE
- Special area management
- Fuels management
- Recreation management
- Facility management
In Progress

01/17/2014
Expected: 04/2014 04/2014 Christopher Donaldson
503-854-3892
cdonaldson@fs.fed.us
Description: Project was formerly called "2012 Rec/Admin HF". This project proposes to cut and burn or chip brush and trees less than 10 inches in diameter at 4.5 feet from ground level (DBH) to increase the defensible space around district infrastructure.
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn, Marion. LEGAL - T10S R5E Sec 5, T11S R7E Sec15, T12S R2E Sec 2, T10S R7E Sec 25, T10S R8E Sec 18, T13S R7E Sec 4, T12S R7E Sec 27, T10S R5E Sec 3 Halls Ridge Repeater, Marion Forks Guard Station, Camp Pioneer, Pamelia, Whitewater and Duffy Trailheads, Maxwell Snow Park, Detroit Ranger Station
Special Forest Products Sales
CE
- Forest products Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2014
Expected: 06/2014 06/2014 Sue Crowder
503-854-4204
sjcrowder@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed action is to implement the sale of Special Forest Products in a permit and contract-controlled manner which regulates activities and manages the forest environment and meets the demand for these products by the public.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43803
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn, Marion. LEGAL - Not Applicable District wide
Str8 Thinning Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
In Progress

04/15/2013
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Sue Crowder
503-854-4204
sjcrowder@fs.fed.us
Description: Reduce stocking levels of stands 6-9 inches in diameter, 500-800 TPA. Offer biomass products such as posts and poles and firewood and other SFP such as bough and beargrass.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41544
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn, Marion. LEGAL - T. 11 S., R. 6 E., Sections 26, 27, 34 and 35, Willamette Meridian Upper North Santiam and Detroit Reservoir/Blowout watersheds
Willamette National Forest , McKenzie River Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2014 Recreation Residence Septic Repair
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2014
Expected: 04/2014 04/2014 Denise Mercer
541-822-7224
dmercer@fs.fed.us
Description: This proposal is to replace the septic system of Recreation Residence Cabin #27 in the Delta A Tract. The would include a septic tank between 1000 - 1500 gallons, a drain field of up to 150' and transmission lines from the cabin to the tank.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43957
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T16 S, R5E, Sec 16 55311 Delta Rd.
2014 Various District-wide Term Special Use Authorization Reissuances
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2014
Expected: 04/2014 05/2014 Denise Mercer
541-822-7224
dmercer@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to reissue 7 existing term special use permits. The term of each authorization would be 20-30 years (depending on type). There will be no change in the authorized facilities or increase in the scope or intensity of authorized activities.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43960
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane, Linn. LEGAL - T16S, R5E Sec 16 & T16S, R5E, Sec 20 & T16S, R4E, Sec 14 & T 16S, R6E, Sec 10 & T16S, R6E, Sec 16 & T16S, R5E, Sec 22 & T16S, R6E, Sec 11 Delta Road ; King Road ; Rd 15 to Blue River Reservoir Road ; near Hwy 126 - Rd 302 on the North side of the McKenzie River ; the McKenzie Air Strip ; near King Rd ; near Scott Creek
410 Road Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project
CE
- Fuels management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 05/2014 06/2014 Brenda Hallmark
541-822-7228
bhallmark@fs.fed.us
Description: A 94 acre hazardous fuels reduction project to aid in wildfire prevention and management. There would be an understory thin (<7" dbh), completed with hand and mechanical work. Brush will be piled and burned, underburned, or chipped and scattered.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41526
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T16S R5E Sec 19, 30 Located south and west of FS 19 Road and adjacent transmission lines; north and east of the South Fork of the McKenzie River;and west of Strube Flats
Blue River Upper Compound Administrative Site Disposal
EA
- Facility management On Hold N/A N/A Shane Kamrath
541-822-7233
skamrath@fs.fed.us
Description: The sale of the site which consists of six structures, a paved road, gravel driveways and roads, paved and graveled parking and loading areas, a gravel stockpile, and timber/vegetation areas.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38416
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - Section 21; T16S, R4E; W.M. Lane County Forest road 2620-130
Boundary Thin Project
CE
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/14/2014
Expected: 07/2014 12/2014 Shadie Nimer
541-822-7271
snimer@fs.fed.us
Description: To commercially thin 70 acres in a 50 year old stand using ground base equipment. This project will also include two gaps 1-3 acres in size to promote understory forbs and shrubs.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43934
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - T13S, R7E, Section 31 Located on Forest road 2672 Ikenick road.
Carmen-Smith Campus Improvements
CE
- Facility management
- Special use management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2014
Expected: 06/2014 06/2014 Shane Kamrath
541-822-7233
skamrath@fs.fed.us
Description: Replace office and manufactured home to accommodate local snow loading with a design compatible with historic character of the site. Water system upgrades to be in compliance with state regulations and meet future demands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43940
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - T15S, R6E Sec 12 Eugene Water and Electric Board's Carmen-Smith Hydroelectric Dam operators' residential campus.
Cingular-Mt. Hagan Tower Upgrades & Generator/Propane Tank Installation
CE
- Special use management
- Facility management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2014
Expected: 04/2014 07/2014 Shari Monson
541-225-6424
smonson@fs.fed.us
Description: Complete updates needed to upgrade to LTE capacity of existing Cingular/AT&T tower at Mt. Hagen, including the removal of 2 existing antennas, placement of 4 new antennas, and installation of a generator and propane tank.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43946
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - Section 35, T. 16S., R.3E. Mt. Hagan, McKenzie River District of the Willamette National Forest
Cub Thin Project
CE
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/14/2014
Expected: 10/2014 06/2015 Burtchell Thomas
541-822-7258
bthomas03@fs.fed.us
Description: The project proposes to commercially thin two stands for a total of 65 acres. The units are second-growth stands that are approximately 42 years old. The units would be harvested with ground base and skyline equimpmnet.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43947
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T16S, R7E, Section 6; T15S, R7E, Section 31 Cub Thin Project is located on Forest Service road 2653760 and 2653762
French Pete Creek Crossing Repair
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/22/2013
Expected: 03/2014 06/2014 Edward Cross
541-822-7231
etcross@fs.fed.us
Description: A project to harden the creek crossing at milepost 2.1 of the French Pete Creek Trail (Tr. No. 3311) in the Three Sisters Wilderness at French Pete Creek crosing. This would construct a step-down drain style approach to mitigate erosion.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41528
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T18S, R5E, Sec. 3 Milepost 2.1 of the French Pete Creek Trail (Tr. No. 3311) in the Three Sisters Wilderness
Green Mountain Project
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Forest products
Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register
03/2014
Expected: 12/2014 06/2015 Guenther Castillon
541-822-7214
gcastillon@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposes to thin ~4,786 acres (4.9% of the Project Area) and regenerate ~800 acres (0.8% of the Project Area) of forests across a sum of approximately 5,586 acres within the Green Mountain Project Area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40858
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T16SR4E s36; T16SR5E s31-32; T17SR4E s01-13; T17SR5E s05-34; T17SR6E s19,30; T18SR4E s01,12; T18SR5E s01-36; T18SR6E s06-36; T18SR7E s31-35; T19SR5E s01-24; T19SR6E s1-36; T19SR7E s02-31; T20SR6E s01 The Green Mountain Project area is located within the Cougar Reservoir, Augusta Creek, Roaring River, and Elk Creek subwatersheds (6th field) of the South Fork McKenzie River Watershed (5th field).
King Castle Reroute
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2014
Expected: 05/2015 05/2015 Edward Cross
541-822-7231
etcross@fs.fed.us
Description: A project to reroute a 1.25 Mi. of the King Caslte trail (Tr. No. 4326) to maintain the trails general character. This project would require removing brush, disturbing the ground (18-22%u201D wide), and removing trees less than 12 inches dbh.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43949
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T16S, R5E, Sec. 28 & 21 King's Castle, McKenzie River District, Willamette National Forest
Knob Boughs
CE
- Forest products In Progress
Scoping Start
03/14/2014
Expected: 06/2014 08/2014 Shadie Nimer
541-822-7271
snimer@fs.fed.us
Description: The Knob Boughs project would remove approximately one hundred eighty-one tons (362,000 pounds) of coniferous boughs over 723 acres, under a three-year commercial contract.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43939
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane, Linn. LEGAL - T15S, R7E, Section 10,14,15,22,23,27,33,& 34; T16S, R7E, Section 2,3,& 4 Forest Service roads 2649 and 2649640
Lane Electric Underground Power Projects 2014-2017
CE
- Facility management
- Special use management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2014
Expected: 04/2014 05/2014 Denise Mercer
541-822-7224
dmercer@fs.fed.us
Description: Replacement of overhead electrical system with underground system on Hwy 126 between Horse Creek Road and the McKenzie River Ranger Station. Upgrade of existing underground system along Hwy 242 between Camp Yale and Camp White Branch.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43951
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - Hwy 126: T16S, R5E, Sec 13 and T16S, R6E Sec 17, 18. Hwy 242 T16S, R6E, Sec 14, 15, 24 and T16S, R6E, Sec 19, 20, 21. Hwy 126 MP 51.5 to MP 53 and Hwy 242 MP 56 to MP 62
Lang Thin Project
CE
- Forest products On Hold N/A N/A Shadie Nimer
541-822-7271
snimer@fs.fed.us
Description: Project will commercially thin one stand for a total of 70 acres. The stand is approximately 65 years old and would be harvested with ground based and skyline equipment using existing skid trails as much as possible.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41223
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - Section 24 & 25, T16S, R4E Stand is located on Forest roads 1900408 and 1900409.
Leftover Thin
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Cancelled N/A N/A Ray Rivera
541-822-7203
jamesrudisill@fs.fed.us
Description: Commercially thin approximately 48 acres in 2 stands. Both stands were analyzed in the Roscoe EIS (units PP4 and PP16) and sold. The timber sale defaulted and was given back to the district.
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T16S, R7E, Sec 7 Up the Scott Creek Drainage on the 2649 Road, near the 620 spur
Lookout Mountain Meadow Restoration
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2015
Expected: 04/2015 09/2015 Ruby Seitz
541-822-7256
ruseitz@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of this project is to restore native meadow habitat by cutting and girdling small diameter trees, and subsequently implementing a prescribed fire across an approximately 347-acre project area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43955
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T15S, R6E, Sections 31, 32; T16S, R6E, Section 6 Lookout Mountain Meadow
Lost Creek, Tamolitch Valley and Roaring River Bridge Replacements
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/22/2013
Expected: 03/2014 06/2014 Edward Cross
541-822-7231
etcross@fs.fed.us
Description: A project to replace three trail bridges that need replacement. Two bridges are located on the McKenzie River National Recreation Trail (MRNRT) (Tr. No. 3507). Another bridge crosses Roaring River on the Roaring River Ridge Trail (Tr. No. 3312).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41530
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T14S,R7E,Sec30 & T16S,R6E,Sec10 & T19S,R5.5E,Sec12 Lost Creek, Tamolitch Valley on the McKenzie River National Recreation Trail and Roaring River crossing of the Roaring River Ridge Trail.
Lower South Fork McKenzie River Enhancement Project
CE
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2015
Expected: 06/2015 06/2015 Kate Meyer
541-822-7230
kmmeyer@fs.fed.us
Description: Using heavy equipment, stream channels would be reconstructed, up to 1,500 pieces of large wood would be placed along stream channels, gravel would be placed to improve spawning, and boardwalks, water crossings, and trails would be constructed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43959
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T16S R4E Sections 23,24; T16S R4.5E Sections 24,25; T16S R5E Sections 19,30,31 Lower South Fork McKenzie River
McKenzie River Trail Reroute Project
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2015
Expected: 04/2015 05/2015 Edward Cross
541-822-7231
etcross@fs.fed.us
Description: A project to reroute several sections of the McKenzie River National Recreation Trail (No. 3507). Sections of the trail were constructed too steep, resulting in trenching and erosion. Other sections of the trail are too close to the McKenzie River.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43956
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T15S,R6E,Sec. 14, 13, 24, 26 & T16S,R6E,Sec.11, 10, 9, 17, 18 & T14S,R7E,Sec. 5,8,17,30,31 McKenzie River Trail
Muskee Thin Project
CE
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/14/2014
Expected: 08/2014 04/2015 Shadie Nimer
541-822-7271
snimer@fs.fed.us
Description: The project proposes to commercially thin three 43 year old stands, one is 42 acres, 16 acres, and 9 acres. In addition to the thinning, approximately 10-15% of the stand will have gaps ranging in size from one to three acres.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43950
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - T14S, R7E, Section 29 & 32 Project area is on Forest Service roads 2664510 and 2664508.
Pass Thin Project
CE
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/14/2014
Expected: 06/2014 06/2015 Shadie Nimer
541-822-7271
snimer@fs.fed.us
Description: To commercially thin approximately 34 acres in a 40 year old stand using ground base and skyline equipment. This project will also include five gaps one acre in size to promote understory forbs and shrubs.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43929
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane, Linn. LEGAL - T16S,R6E, Section 24 Lane Co; T14S,R7E, Section 31 Linn Co The Pass Thin project is located off Highway 243 on Forest Service roads 205/206 and off High 126 on Forest Service road 740.
Power Plant Bypass Road Realignment
EA
- Special use management
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
11/09/2012
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
07/2014
Expected: 07/2014 04/2015 Shane Kamrath
541-822-7233
skamrath@fs.fed.us
Description: Realignment of the existing bypass Forest Service Road 2672690 around the Eugene Water and Electric Board's Carmen power house in order to provide safe and adequate access for construction of the fish passage facilities at trailbridge reservoir.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41242
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - T 15 S R 6 E, SEC 1 & 12 Trailbridge Reservoir
Revised Trapper Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
03/17/2014
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
05/2014
Expected: 07/2014 09/2014 Cheryl Friesen
541-822-7226
cfriesen@fs.fed.us
Description: A Supplemental Environmental Assessment will be prepared to disclose effects of harvesting timber on about 33 acres already under contract and to respond to analysis deficiencies identified by the 2011 U.S. District Court decision.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41259
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T14S, R5E, Sections 34 and 35, W.M. About 13 miles NE of Blue River, OR, adjacent to FS Road 1517.
Sand Mountain Trail Repair and Reroute
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2014
Expected: 03/2015 06/2015 Saren Whitney
541-822-7243
slwhitney@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to reconstruct portions of the Sand Mountain Lookout trail. Trees (<12 in) along the trail prism would and trail tread would be cut. The old trail would require a series of check dams placed to slow sediment and fill in the old trail.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43958
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - T14S R7.5E Section 1 Sand Mountain
Verde Mtn. Floral Greens Project
CE
- Forest products In Progress
Scoping Start
03/14/2014
Expected: 07/2014 09/2014 Shadie Nimer
541-822-7271
snimer@fs.fed.us
Description: The project would remove floral greens: beargrass, salal, fern fronds, and vine maple/ceanothus sticks. This would occur on approximately 18,760 acres of the McKenzie River Ranger District. The sale of these products will be done under permits.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43942
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T17S, R5E, Section 28-33; T18S, R4E, Section 1,2,11-15,23,24; T18S, R5E, Section 3,7,11,14-23,26-30 Project area is bounded by Forest roads 1985, 2618, 1927, and 19.
Wildlife Habitat Enhancement and Restoration Project 2014
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2014
Expected: 04/2014 09/2014 Penny Harris
541-822-7265
pjharris@fs.fed.us
Description: Browse would be cut back to enhance forage for elk and deer. Wildlife trees and down wood would be created to enhance habitat for cavity excavators, nesters, bats, amphibians, mammals, fungi, arthropods, bryophytes and other organisms.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43892
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane, Linn. LEGAL - T14S R7E Sec. 7, 18; T14S R6E Sec. 13; T15S R6E Sec. 12, 13, 25; T15S R7E Sec. 18, 30; T16S R4E Sec. 22; T16S R5E Sec. 4, 5, 8, 9, 31; T16S R6E Sec. 17; T16S R7E Sec. 29, 33; T18S R6E Sec. 32 Across the McKenzie River Ranger District in both Lane and Linn Counties
Willamette National Forest , Middle Fork Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Outlook Landscape Diversity Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
- Special area management
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/14/2013
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice
09/2014
Expected: 12/2014 01/2015 Tim Bailey
541-782-5248
tbailey01@fs.fed.us
Description: Commercial thinning and fuels reduction on 4300 ac. of plantations; 110 mi. of road maintenance, closure of 130 mi. of road; special habitat restoration; 260 ac. of early-seral habitat maintenance/creation; snag creation, noxious weed abatement.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40122
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - Townships 20 and 21 South, Ranges 1 and 2 East, of the Willamette Meridian. Federal portions of the Lookout Point 5th-field watershed near the Lookout Point Reservoir near the cities of Westfir and Lowell, OR.
Respect the River - Fall Creek
CE
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/26/2013
Expected: 01/2014 06/2014 Lisa Kurian
541-782-5312
lkurian@fs.fed.us
Description: Resource damage will be minimized and restored at the dispersed campsites by providing a riparian buffer, planting native vegetation, subsoiling compacted soils, deterring campsite area growth and educational signage.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41185
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. The project will take place along Fall Creek from Forest Service boundary near Dolly Varden campground to confluence with Buzzard Creek and major tributaries including Portland Creek and Hehe Creeks.
Staley Creek Stream Restoration
CE
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/06/2014
Expected: 04/2014 07/2014 John Dixon
541-782-5208
jdixon@fs.fed.us
Description: Stabilization of approx. 200 ft. of eroding stream bank, including large woody debris jam construction. Trees with root wads attached will be gathered and large trees will be hauled to the project area for bank stabilization and log jam construction.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40115
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T24S, R4E, NW 1/4 of Section 19. The location is at the former Pope and Talbot bridge crossing of Staley Creek on Forest Road 2134-244. This is located at approximately the 1.7 mile mark on Forest Road 2134.
Upper Little Fall LSR Density Management Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2014
Expected: 10/2015 12/2015 Kenneth Barbee
541-782-5233
kbarbee02@fs.fed.us
Description: The Middle Fork Ranger District of the Willamette National Forest proposes density management on about 1720 acres of young plantations located in the Little Fall Creek subwatershed.The project would include the reconstruction of existing roads.
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T17S, R1E, Sections 4-7,9,17,18, T17S, R2E, Sections 1-3,10, and 11 of the Willamette Meridian. This area is in the Little Fall Creek fifth-field watershed located approximately 16 miles northeast of the city of Lowell.
Winberry Campground Decommission
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/09/2013
Expected: 04/2014 05/2014 Karl Dietzler
541-782-5338
kdietzler@fs.fed.us
Description: This campground receives a high amount of vandalism and homeless use and is the only developed receation site in this drainage. Improvements to be removed include 2 shelters, 5 fire rings, all picnic tables, all site numbers, the well, Romtec toilet.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42615
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T19S, R2E, Section 19, NE 1/4 of SW 1/4 In Winberry Creek drainage, at jct of FS Roads 1902 and 1802-150.
Willamette National Forest , Sweet Home Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Big Game Forage Enhancement (Canyon and Owl Creek Watersheds)
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
03/11/2013
Expected: 04/2014 05/2014 Tiffany Young
928-368-5111
tayoung@fs.fed.us
Description: Enhance 40 acres of big game habitat including: browse cutback, planting and seeding native forage species, and collecting native seed for use in following years.
Location: UNIT - Sweet Home Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - Not Applicable Canyon and Owl Creek Watersheds
Cascadia Day Use Forest Plan Amendment and Site Development
EA
- Land management planning In Progress
Scoping Start
02/07/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
06/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Jonathan Meier
541-367-3557
jmeier02@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed Forest Plan amendmentto change about 6 ac. of an administrative site MA 13B to Developed Recreation MA 12a. Also, construct parking area for 8-10 vehicles, install toilet and low-maintenance landscaping, construct interpretive signs
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41511
Location: UNIT - Sweet Home Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - T 13 S, R 2 E, Section 36 South Santiam Watershed
Lodgepole Flats Forest Plan Amendment #54
CE
- Land management planning In Progress
Objection Period Legal Notice
03/03/2014
Expected: 04/2014 05/2014 Anita Leach
541-367-9218
agleach@fs.fed.us
Description: (Minor revision to name of project). The project proposes to change the north section of Park Creek Semi-primitive Nonmotorized Dispersed Recreation Management Area to a Special Habitat Management Area. This is a Forest Plan revision.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34422
Location: UNIT - Sweet Home Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - T 13S, R 7 E, Sections 5-8 Upper McKenzie Watershed
Menagerie Seasonal Closure Boundary Change for Species Protection
CE
- Regulations, Directives, Orders
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/05/2012
Expected: 06/2014 07/2014 Amanda Colton
541-367-3540
arcolton@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed change to existing seasonal closure boundary to provide species protection during the critical nesting and fledging period.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38620
Location: UNIT - Sweet Home Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - T13S, R4E, Sections. 14, 15, 22 and 23 Menagerie Wilderness
Smith Prairie Meadow Maintenance
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
08/09/2011
Expected: 06/2014 07/2014 Tiffany Young
928-368-5111
tayoung@fs.fed.us
Description: Enhance and maintain meadow complex by reducing encroachment of conifers (remove saplings under 4 inches), seed collection, girdling 1-2 trees/acre under 12 inches DBH and falling 1 tree/acre for down wood.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36704
Location: UNIT - Sweet Home Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - T14S, R6E, section 1; T14S, R7E, section 6, Willamette Meridian Smith Prairie in the Upper McKenzie watershed
Toll Joe
EA
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Objection Period Legal Notice
04/07/2014
Expected: 06/2014 07/2014 Anita Leach
541-367-3538
agleach@fs.fed.us
Description: Accelerate development of structural complexity in the LSR and strategically manage hazardous fuels along Highway 20. Improve health, vigor and contribute wood products in matrix. 880 ac. 36-80yr.old stands, 100 acres of 81-105 yr. old stands
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36918
Location: UNIT - Sweet Home Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - T13S, R4E, Sec. 36; T13S, R5E, Sec. 26, 28, 31-36; T13S, R6E, Sec.31; T14S, R4E, Sec. 1, 12 and 13; T14S, R5E, Sec. 1-24, 27-29; and T14S, R6E, Sec. 6,7,8,17 and 18 South Santiam watershed
Willamette National Forest , Willamette National Forest All Units R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Prescribed Fire in Wilderness: Scott Mountain
EA
- Fuels management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/09/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
04/2014
Expected: 08/2014 10/2014 Matt Peterson
541-225-6421
mbpeterson@fs.fed.us
Description: The project would use prescribed fire in the Mt. Washington Wilderness area to modify vegetation and fuels to sufficiently reduce the threats to values outside of wilderness in order to allow fire to play a more natural role within wilderness.
Web Link: http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/willamette/landmanagement/resourcemanagement/?cid=stelprdb5383417
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - The legal description for the project area is T15S, R07E, sections 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 34, 35, 36; T15S, R07½ E, sections 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 33, 34; and T16S, R07E, sections 2 and 3. The project area includes the Mt. Washington Wilderness area on the McKenzie River Ranger District.
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