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):
- Willamette National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- 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, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest) R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Invasive Plant Management Amendment
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Land management planning
In Progress
Comment Period
03/07/2016
Expected: 06/2016
Actual: 04/22/2016
07/2016 Jennifer Lippert
541-225-6440
jlippert@fs.fed.us
Description: Amendment to add aminopyralid to list of approved herbicides on the Willamette NF.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48548
Location: UNIT - Willamette National Forest All Units. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - Not Applicable Willamette National Forest- whole forest
Willamette National Forest, Detroit Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2014 Lands Permits
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2016
Expected: 05/2016 05/2016 Penny Keen
503-854-4202
pkeen@fs.fed.us
Description: Renew three lands special use permits, Bureau of Reclamation Weather station, City of Idanha Water system, and Breitenbush Hot Springs Mobile radio Service new term of 10 years. This is an administrative action no ground disturbance will take place.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44631
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn, Marion. LEGAL - Not Applicable Bureau of Reclamation Weather Station T.10S., R6E, SECTION 3 City of Idanha Waterline - T.10S., R6E. SECTION 22 Breitenbush Hot Spring Mobile Radio Service - T.9S., R7E. SECTION 16
2014 Recreation Permits
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/30/2016
Expected: 05/2016 05/2016 Penny Keen
503-854-4202
pkeen@fs.fed.us
Description: Renew three recreation special use permits Detroit Lake Marina, Kanes Marina, and Chemeketans Club to a new term of 10 years. This is an administrative action no ground disturbance will take place.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44630
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn, Marion. LEGAL - Not Applicable Kanes Marina T.10S., R6E, SECTION 2 Detroit Marina - T.10S., R6E. SECTION 1 Chemeketans Club - T.10S., R7E. SECTION 27
Blowout Road 10 Dispersed Site Rehabilitation
CE
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/15/2016
Expected: 04/2016 05/2016 Dave Klug
503-854-4216
dklug@fs.fed.us
Description: This project proposes to use a small tracked excavator with a specialized subsoiler attachment to de-compact the user-created roads and other side spurs. On-site boulders would be used again to re-close the spurs to vehicular traffic.
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - Not Applicable Forest Service Road 10, Blowout Road.
Blowout-Divide Creeks Log Placement
CE
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/15/2016
Expected: 05/2016 07/2016 Jamie Sheahan Alonso
(503) 854-4217
jsheahanalonso@fs.fed.us
Description: This restoration project would improve habitat for rainbow and cutthroat trout and increase sediment storage along 1.0 miles of central Blowout Creek and 0.7 miles of lower Divide Creek.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47095
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn, Marion. LEGAL - Not Applicable Upper Blowout Creek T 11 S, R 06 E, Sections 5, 6, 7 & 8: Blowout & Divide Creeks restoration reaches, Lower Divide Creek Rock Pit T 11 S, R 05 E, Section 31; and T 11 S, R 06 E, Section 6: Roads 10 & 1011 roadside large wood sources
Camp Pioneer Parking Lot Outhouse
CE
- Special use management
- Special area management
- Recreation management
- Facility management
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2016
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 Penny Keen
503-854-4202
pkeen@fs.fed.us
Description: Camp Pioneer is requesting authorization to install an vault for an outhouse next to the parking lot.
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - Not Applicable Camp Pioneer
City of Detroit Water System Update
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/04/2011
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34398
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Marion. LEGAL - T10S, R5E, sec 1; T9S, R5E, sec 36 Breitenbush Rd. and City of Detroit
Hwy 46
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Forest products
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
03/09/2016
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
04/2017
Expected: 05/2018 03/2019 Lynise Medley
503-854-4228
lmedley@fs.fed.us
Description: Formerly Hwy 46 North. Treatments will occur in the Breitenbush Watershed, including commercial thinning, early seral creation, riparian reserve treatment, viewshed enhancements, meadow restoration, hazardous fuels treatments, PCT and pruning.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47109
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Marion. LEGAL - Not Applicable Breitenbush Watershed, Marion County, Oregon.T 9 S, R 6 E, sections 1, 11 %u2013 15, 21 %u2013 28, 35 and 36, T 9 S, R 7 E, sections 3 %u2013 22 and 30, T 9 S, R 8 E, section 7.
Jeff Bridge Fish Drop
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
03/15/2016
Expected: 09/2016 11/2016 Darrin Neff
503-854-4219
daneff@fs.fed.us
Description: This project develops a fish drop site in order to drop chinook salmon spawners at the Jefferson Bridge off Road 4685 into the North Fork Breitenbush River.
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Marion. LEGAL - Not Applicable Breitenbush Watershed, T.09S., R.07E., Sec. 21, NE1/4
McCoy Thinning Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/08/2016
Expected: 01/2017 06/2017 Sue Crowder
503-854-4204
sjcrowder@fs.fed.us
Description: This project would improve forest health by decreasing competition, releasing the canopy, stimulating tree and ground vegetation growth rates, and reducing fuel loading in over stocked stands.
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - Not Applicable T. 10 S., R. 6 E., Sec 13; T. 10 S., R. 7 E., Sec 18; Headwaters North Santiam River Watershed
Minto Pass Trail #3437 Reroutes
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/07/2015
Expected: 05/2016 07/2016 Brandon Haraughty
503-854-4222
bharaughty@fs.fed.us
Description: Sections of trail route are unsustainable. Excessive erosion on overly steep trail grades in burned area soil is causing heavy damage to the trail route. Rerouting these trail sections will create stable tread surface and reduce erosion issues.
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Marion. LEGAL - Not Applicable T12S R8E Secs. 1,2, 12, 18
Pacific Crest Trail #2000 Minto Pass Vicinity Reroute
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2016
Expected: 11/2016 06/2017 Brandon Haraughty
503-854-4222
bharaughty@fs.fed.us
Description: Construction of one new trail section including brush work, log cutting, tree removal and tread surface construction
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - Not Applicable T12S R8E Sec. 17
Pacific Crest Trail #2000 Park Ridge Vicinity Reroutes
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2016
Expected: 11/2016 07/2017 Brandon Haraughty
503-854-4222
bharaughty@fs.fed.us
Description: Construction of ten new trail sections including brush work, log cutting, tree removal and tread surface construction.
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Marion. LEGAL - Not Applicable T9S R8E Secs. 26,35, T10S R8E Secs. 2, 11, Breitenbush Watershed
Pacific Crest Trail #2000 Three Finger Jack Vicinity Reroute
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2016
Expected: 10/2016 06/2017 Brandon Haraughty
503-854-4222
bharaughty@fs.fed.us
Description: Reroute a portion of the Pacific Crest Trail to reduce resource damage.
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - Not Applicable Pacific Crest Trail. T13S R7.5E Sec. 13
Pigeon Prairie Meadow Enhancement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
04/08/2016
Expected: 09/2016 05/2017 Daryl Whitmore
503-854-4225
dwhitmore@fs.fed.us
Description: Meadow enhancement of the Pigeon Prairie meadow complex, on approximately 41 acres. Activities include removal of encroaching conifers and fuels treatments as appropriate.
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - Not Applicable Pigeon Prairie Meadow Complex
Relocating Breitenbush lot #2
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2016
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 Penny Keen
503-854-4202
pkeen@fs.fed.us
Description: The cabin owners of Breitenbush River Lot #2 are requesting permission to move their cabin to the south and east approximately 50-75 feet because of the eroding river bank.
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Marion. LEGAL - Not Applicable T. 9S., R. 5 E., Sections 21 , Breitenbush Watershed
Southshore Alcove Aquatic Planting
CE
- Watershed management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/15/2016
Expected: 05/2016 11/2016 Dave Klug
503-854-4216
dklug@fs.fed.us
Description: Planting wetland plants is intended to stabilize sifting lake sediments in a shallow swimming area in an alcove at the Southshore Campground.
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - Not Applicable Adjacent to Southshore campground. Detroit Tribs Watershed, T.10S., R.05E., Sec. 15, NE1/4
Three Pools Alcohol Ban
EA
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2016
Expected: 04/2017 05/2017 Josh Weathers
503-854-3226
jweathers@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal is to ban alcohol use at the Three Pools Day Use Area.
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Marion. LEGAL - Not Applicable Three Pools Day Use Area, T. 8 S., R. 4 E., Section 34, North Santiam Watershed
Three Pools Respect the River
CE
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Special area management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/15/2016
Expected: 04/2016 05/2016 Darrin Neff
503-854-4219
daneff@fs.fed.us
Description: Multiple dispersed recreation sites would have their footprint decreased and transitioned from drive into to walk in sites.
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Marion. LEGAL - Not Applicable Opal Creek Scenic Area
Willamette National Forest, McKenzie River Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Benson and Obsidian Trail Reroutes
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2016
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 Edward Cross
541-822-7231
etcross@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed project would reroute approximately 2.2 miles of the Obsidian Trail (FS Trail 3528) and one mile of the Benson Lake Trail (FS Trail 3502). Reroutes would reduce erosion and maintenance.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46849
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - Not Applicable Trails are located to east and west of Highway 242 near McKenzie Pass. The Benson Trail is located in the Mount Washington Wilderness and the Obsidian Trail is located in the Three Sisters Wilderness
Cingular-Mt. Hagan Tower Upgrades & Generator/Propane Tank Installation
CE
- Special use management
- Facility management
On Hold N/A N/A 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
D Blowdown Removal
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products In Progress
Scoping Start
04/20/2016
Expected: 05/2016 05/2016 Shadie Nimer
541-822-7271
snimer@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed project would remove approximately 40 wind thrown and root sprung trees within a five acre stand that is 120 years old. Trees would be sold under a timber sale contract.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49351
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - Not Applicable Project is located off of Forest Road 2654650, within 180 feet from the the road.
Deer Creek Floodplain Enhancement
CE
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/10/2015
Expected: 04/2016 07/2016 Kate Meyer
541-822-7230
kmmeyer@fs.fed.us
Description: The project will consist of channel reconstruction and floodplain enhancement using wood placement and side channel excavation. Wood sources for the logs will be located within a 5 mile radius of the channel.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47582
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project area is approximately 42 acres and includes 1.6 miles of Deer Creek.
French Pete Creek Crossing Repair
CE
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Edward Cross
541-822-7231
etcross@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed project would harden the creek crossing at mile 2.1 of the French Pete Creek Trail (FS Trail 3311) 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 Mile 2.1 of the French Pete Creek Trail (FS Trail 3311) in the Three Sisters Wilderness
Fresca Thin
CE
- Fuels management
- Forest products
On Hold N/A N/A Shadie Nimer
541-822-7271
snimer@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed project would thin two 44 year old managed stands; one is 38 acres the other is 30 acres. In addition to the thinning, approximately eight acres of gaps will be placed between the two stands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46884
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - T15S, R6E Sections 3 & 10 Forest roads 2655504 & 2655507
Green Mountain Project
EIS
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
04/11/2014
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
06/2016
Expected: 10/2016 07/2017 James Rudisill
541-822-2703
jamesrudisill@fs.fed.us
Description: The Green Mountain Project proposes to commercially harvest on approximately 4,419 acres on the Willamette National Forest near the community of Blue River, Oregon.
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
04/2016
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 Edward Cross
541-822-7231
etcross@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed project would reroute approximately 1.25 miles of the King Castle Trail (FS Trail 4326).
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
LangDam Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/07/2014
Est. Comment Period
04/2016
Expected: 10/2016 07/2017 Elysia Retzlaff
541-822-7214
elysiamretzlaff@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed project would commercially thin timber stands up to 120 years of age on approximately 733 acres.
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 22-26, 35, & 36, T16S, R4E; Sections 24, 25, & 36, T16S, R4.5E; Sections 19, 20, 27-35, T16S, R5E; and Sections 4 & 5, T17S, R5E The project area is located around Forest road 1900,1900408, and 1900411; north of Cougar Reservoir.
Lookout Mountain Meadow Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
On Hold N/A N/A 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 On Hold N/A N/A 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 Floodplain Enhancement
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/12/2015
Est. Comment Period
05/2016
Expected: 10/2016 07/2017 Kate Meyer
541-822-7230
kmmeyer@fs.fed.us
Description: The project would reconstruct portions of the mainstem and side channels, by adding gravel and over 3000 pieces of wood to the stream and floodplain. Several levees and rip-rap would be removed to improve floodplain access.
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 The project area is approximately 835 acres and includes 4.5 miles of the lower South Fork McKenzie River below Courgar Dam to the McKenzie River mainstem.
McKenzie River Trail Reroute
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2016
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 Edward Cross
541-822-7231
etcross@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed project would reroute several sections of the McKenzie River National Recreation Trail (#3507) to prevent trenching and erosion.
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
Power Plant Bypass Road Realignment
EA
- Special use management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
On Hold N/A N/A 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
Prescribed Fire in Wilderness: Scott Mountain
EA
- Fuels management In Progress
Comment Period
08/17/2015
Expected: 04/2016 10/2016 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.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43527
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.
Santiam Junction In-Ground Holding Tank
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/25/2016
Expected: 04/2016 06/2016 Starr Sullivan
541-822-7217
starrasullivan@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed project would approve the installment of a 1,000 gallon in-ground holding tank for the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49119
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - Not Applicable Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) Santiam Junction Maintenance Station Compound located at the junction of Highway 20 and Highway 22.
Upper Foley Trail Reroute
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2016
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 Edward Cross
541-822-7231
etcross@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed project would reroute approximately one mile of the Foley Ridge Trail (FS Trail 3511) to prevent and reduce heavy erosion.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46850
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - Not Applicable The section proposed for reroute is approximately eight miles from the nearest trailhead and approximately one mile before the trail intersects with the Pacific Crest Trail in Three Sisters Wilderness
Wolf Boughs Project
CE
- Forest products On Hold N/A N/A Shadie Nimer
541-822-7271
snimer@fs.fed.us
Description: The Wolf Boughs project would remove approximately one hundred thirty-one tons (62,000 pounds) of coniferous boughs over 123 acres, under contracts or permits.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46401
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - T14S, R6E Sections 30, 31, & 36 Forest roads 1500618, 1500735 & 1500734
Willamette National Forest, Middle Fork Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
American Tower Cell Towers
EA
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2016
Expected: 01/2017 03/2017 Brian McGinley
541-367-9234
bmcginley@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will install 6 commercial cell tower sites along Highway 58 from Willamette Pass to near the western edge of the Willamette National Forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47702
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - Not Applicable Along Highway 58 from Willamette Pass to near the western edge of the Willamette National Forest.
Cowhorn Thinning Project
CE
- Forest products Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2016
Expected: 10/2016 11/2016 John Poet
541-937-2129
jpoet@fs.fed.us
Description: Project would thin stand (68 acres) at a moderate spacing including gaps or openings typical with the adjacent LSR thinning project, Hehe. Sale would also perform road maintenance on approximately 11 miles of road 1817.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47418
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T.18s, R.2e, Sec. 2,11 Approximately, 9.5 miles NE of Fall Creek Reservoir in the Fall Creek Area.
Gold Lake Project
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2016
Expected: 10/2016 06/2017 McKenzie Jensen
503-622-2026
mckenziejensen@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to replace the Gold Lake boat ramp and reroute trails in the area to better accommodate the type of trail use and the number of visitors.
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T2S R6E S30, S15 & S9 Approximately, 15 to 20 miles East of Oakridge just off of Hwy. 58 at and near the Gold Lake recreation site.
Hills Creek - Lookout Point Power Line Re-alignment
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/23/2013
Est. Comment Period
04/2016
Expected: 08/2016 10/2016 Allen Hambrick
541-782-5217
afhambrick@fs.fed.us
Description: Two sections of the BPA power line between Hills Creek and Lookout Point Reservoirs will need a slight adjustment in the right of way. There will also be replacement of poles along the entire project corridor. Line adjustments due to unstable ground.
Web Link: https://www.bpa.gov/efw/Analysis/NEPADocuments/Pages/Hills-Creek-Lookout-Point.aspx
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - Not Applicable Power line corridor between Hills Creek Reservoir and Lookout Reservoir, following the Middle Fork of the Willamette through the town of Oakridge.
Indigo Springs Campground Bridge
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2016
Expected: 09/2016 10/2016 Kevin Rowell
541-782-5305
karowell@fs.fed.us
Description: Replacement of deck boards and two stringers at a bridge in Indigo Springs.
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T24S R5#, section 18, NW 35 miles south of Oakridge at the Indigo Springs Campground
Jim's Creek Prescribed Burn
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2016
Expected: 10/2016 11/2016 Molly Juillerat
541-782-5350
mjuillerat@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to under burn the Jim's Creek area to maintain the open forest component. The approximately 688 acres would be burned in phases and burns could be repeated.
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T24S, R3E, S11 and S12 Twenty miles south of Oakridge, OR off FS Road 2129.
Jims Creek Blowdown Salvage
CE
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2016
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 David Haupt
530-258-5187
dhaupt@fs.fed.us
Description: ~200 trees blew down in the Jim's Creek Stewardship area this winter. There is a desire to remove as many of these trees as possible to reduce the risk of beetle infestation. Logs will be sold and/or used in watershed restoration work in Staley Creek
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T24S R3E sect. 11, 12 Hills Creek Reservoir Fifth-field Watershed Twenty miles south of Oakridge, OR off FS Road 2129.
Lawler Connection
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/29/2015
Expected: 04/2016 06/2017 Kevin Rowell
541-782-5305
karowell@fs.fed.us
Description: Two disconnected segments of Lawler Trail (3473) exist currently. The proposed segment will connect the currently orphaned trail segments only traveling on spur 5840-535 for 200' This will create a safer and more desirable trail user experience.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47677
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T20S, R2E, west half of section 29 Approximately, one mile south of the Hampton boat launch along Highway 58.
Lower Staley Floodplain Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/11/2015
Expected: 10/2016 11/2016 Joseph Helstab
541-782-5328
jmhelstab@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.
Maple Creek Prescribed Burn
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2016
Expected: 10/2016 11/2016 Joanne Lowden
541-782-5335
jalowden@fs.fed.us
Description: We are proposing to conduct a prescribed underburn (without any pre-treatment) in this 38-acre forest unit in order to thin the stand out through fire-induced mortality.
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T24S-R03E-S13 Approximately, 20 miles south of Oakridge Oregon just off of FS road 21.
Meadow and Forage Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/03/2015
Expected: 04/2016 10/2016 Molly Juillerat
541-782-5350
mjuillerat@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of this project is to cover maintenance burning and whip felling for the next 10 years as needed to stop encroachment and maintain the meadows.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46949
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - Not Applicable These meadows fall within one of the listed watersheds as follows:Upper Middle Fork Watershed, Hills Creek, Hills Creek Reservoir,Middle Fork Willamette, and the North Fork of the Middle Fork
Middle Fork Ranger District PCT Pruning
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2016
Expected: 10/2016 05/2017 Ray Holk
541-782-5354
rholk@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to thin overstocked plantation stands for optimal growth, stand health, late successional reserve characteristics, watershed quality, and to favor desired species such as pine and oak, along with native forbs and grasses
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - Not Applicable This project is spread out throughout the Middle Fork Ranger District and can best be describes by viewing the map.
Outlook Landscape Diversity Project
EA
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Special area management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/14/2013
Est. Comment Period
05/2016
Expected: 01/2017 02/2017 Allen Hambrick
541-782-5217
afhambrick@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.
Salmon Creek Visitor Use Project
EA
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Katie Isacksen
541-782-5355
krisacksen@fs.fed.us
Description: Activities would include obtain a Day Use Forest Order for the first four miles, obtain a Forest Order that prohibits target shooting at a waste site, closing dispersed campsites, and gate installation.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47674
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T21S R3E Sec 12, 13, 14, 15 and T21S R4E Sec 4,5, 7, 8 Approximately two to six miles east of Oakridge, OR along Salmon Creek.
Sawtooth Trail Reroute (FS Trail 3634)
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2016
Expected: 10/2016 07/2017 Kevin Rowell
541-782-5305
karowell@fs.fed.us
Description: Middle Fork Recreation proposes to reroute 1500 feet of the Sawtooth trail in the Oregon Cascades Recreation Area to improve sustainability and to improve the trail user experience.
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T25S, R5.5E Sections 27, 28 Approximately, 20 to miles south of Oakridge, Oregon near Timpanogas Lake.
Upper Little Fall LSR Density Management Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/24/2015
Est. Comment Period
10/2016
Expected: 03/2017 04/2017 Katie Isacksen
541-782-5355
krisacksen@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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43203
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.
Wolf Mountain Communication Site Upgrade
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2016
Expected: 10/2016 11/2016 Brian McGinley
541-367-9234
bmcginley@fs.fed.us
Description: To upgrade existing ODOT communications systems on Wolf Mtn to meet the requirements of the State Radio Project (SRP) for emergency communications.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47700
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T22S, R5E, Section 33 SW On top of Wolf Mountain, approximately 14 miles south east of Oakridge Oregon.
Willamette National Forest, Sweet Home Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Cool Soda Culvert Replacements
CE
- Road management
- Watershed management
Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2016
Actual: 04/06/2016
04/2016 Daniel Matthews
541-367-3812
danielwmatthews@fs.fed.us
Description: There are a total of 65 culvert replacements on National Forest Service Roads 2027-000, 2041-000, 2043-000, 2043-320, 2043-328, 2043-330, 2043-333, 2043-410, 2043-411, 2043-360 and 2043-402.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48749
Location: UNIT - Sweet Home Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - T13S, R4E, Sections 1, 11-14, 24 and 25 T13S, R4E, Sections 3-10, 14-22, 28-30 Willamette Meridian, Linn Co., Oregon 30 miles East of Sweet Home, OR
Jude Ridge
EA
- Forest products In Progress
Scoping Start
12/16/2015
Est. Comment Period
06/2016
Expected: 10/2016 03/2017 Suzanne Schindler
541-225-6436
sschindler@fs.fed.us
Description: Harvest 3.6 MMBF from 13 stands aged 36-60 years old. Commercially thin 264 acres, leave ~27 acres of gaps (1/2-1 acre in size), leave ~143 acres of unharvested skips, and 27 acres of early seral creation leaving ~35% canopy cover in clumpy pattern.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48187
Location: UNIT - Sweet Home Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - Not Applicable Jude Ridge
Menagerie Seasonal Closure Boundary Change for Species Protection
CE
- Regulations, Directives, Orders
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
On Hold N/A N/A 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
ODOT Right of Way
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2016
Expected: 03/2016 03/2016 Penny Keen
503-854-4202
pkeen@fs.fed.us
Description: Granting right-of-way to ODOT for Sheep Creek bridge replacement on highway 20.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46426
Location: UNIT - Sweet Home Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - Not Applicable T13S, R5E, Section 28 at milepost 56.64 on Highway 20 where Sheep Creek crosses the highway.
Smith Prairie Meadow Maintenance
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants On Hold N/A N/A Sonja Weber
541-225-6449
sweber@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
Sweet Home RD Admin/Rec CE
CE
- Recreation management
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/06/2015
Expected: 04/2016 06/2016 Nanci Curtis
541-367-3285
ncurtis@fs.fed.us
Description: This project proposes to thin understory brush and trees less than or equal to 7 inches dbh to increase the defensible space around district infrastructure.
Location: UNIT - Sweet Home Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - Not Applicable T 13 S, R 4 E, sec 26, 31, 32, 33, 35. T 12 S, R 4 E Sec 34. T 14 S, R 4 E, sec 5 and 10
Trout Creek
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
On Hold N/A N/A Suzanne Schindler
541-225-6436
sschindler@fs.fed.us
Description: In managed and natural stands: Promote health, vigor, diversity and complexity ~1770 ac. Mimic mixed-severity fire ~720 ac. Improve hardwood habitat ~290 ac. Improve traditional resources. Generate revenue to improve existing roads. Treat fuels.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46279
Location: UNIT - Sweet Home Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - T12S, R4E, Sec.34; T12S, R5E, Sec. 19,29,30-32; T13S, R3E, Sec.11-15, 22-27, 34-36; T13S, R4E, Sec. 1-12, 14-36; T13S, R5E, Sec.5,6; T14S, R3E, Sec 1-3, 12; T14S, R4E, Sec. 1-15 Trout Creek, Moose Creek and portions of Canyon Creek within the South Santiam watershed
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