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)
- 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


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.
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
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/25/2013
Est. Comment Period
07/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 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 Lands Permits
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
09/2014
Expected: 11/2014 12/2014 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.
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 Marion Creek Stream Restoration
CE
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/24/2014
Expected: 06/2014 07/2014 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43806
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.
2014 Recreation Permits
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
09/2014
Expected: 10/2014 12/2014 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.
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
Buck Tule
EA
- Land management planning
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Minerals and Geology
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/16/2012
Est. Comment Period
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
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43805
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: 11/2014 05/2015 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
Str8 Thinning Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
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 In Progress
Scoping Start
03/24/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 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 In Progress
Scoping Start
03/24/2014
Expected: 08/2014 10/2014 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
Bend Broadband Hoodoo Butte Fiberoptic Backhaul Project
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/15/2014
Expected: 07/2014 07/2014 Shari Monson
541-225-6424
smonson@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will provide Sprint (located in the American Tower Facility) on Hoodoo Butte with a fiber optic connection ("back haul") back to the Bend Communication/Crown Castle building.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44469
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T.13S., R.8E., Section 34, W.M. Lane County, OR Hoodoo Butte
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
Cingular-Mt. Hagan Tower Upgrades & Generator/Propane Tank Installation
CE
- Facility management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/15/2014
Expected: 07/2014 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: 10/2014 11/2014 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
Goose
EIS
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
04/30/2014
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
07/2014
Expected: 10/2014 10/2014 Guenther Castillon
541-822-7214
gcastillon@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed action will commercially harvest stands 25-120 year-old (2,134 acres), reduce fuels in the WUI (588 acres), and re-introduce fire in a natural fuels underburn (80 acres).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=29829
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T 16S R 5E Sec: 1-5, 9-16, 24. T 16S R 6E Sec: 3-11, 13-25. T 16S R 7E 18, 19, 30 The Goose Project area is located on the MRRD within the Upper McKenzie Watershed (5th field). It falls within the McKenzie Bridge Community.
Green Mountain Project
EIS
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
04/11/2014
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
10/2014
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 In Progress
Scoping Start
03/24/2014
Expected: 04/2015 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
LangDam Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2014
Expected: 06/2015 09/2015 Shadie Nimer
541-822-7271
snimer@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposes to commercially thin timber stands up to 120 years of age on approximately 733 acres. The purpose and need for this project is to improve stand conditions in terms of density and structure, and maintain stand health and vigor.
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
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
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: 07/2014 10/2014 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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
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
MRRS Thin Project
CE
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/19/2014
Expected: 08/2014 10/2014 Shadie Nimer
541-822-7271
snimer@fs.fed.us
Description: To commercially thin a 80 year old stand that is 56 acres. The stand will include a one-1 acre gap and 30 acres of skips. The purpose of this project is to reduce ladder fuels, manage camping, and improve the security adjacent to Ranger Station.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44476
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T16S, R06E; Sections 17 & 18 The MRRS Thin Project is located at the 53 mile point on the south side of Hwy 126 that is adjacent to the McKenzie River Ranger Station (MRRS).
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.
Power Plant Bypass Road Realignment
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Special use management
In Progress
Comment Period
11/09/2012
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
Prescribed Fire in Wilderness: Scott Mountain
EA
- Fuels management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/09/2013
Est. Comment Period
08/2014
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 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.
Sand Mountain Trail Repair and Reroute
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/24/2014
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
Wildlife Habitat Enhancement and Restoration Project 2014
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
03/24/2014
Expected: 07/2014 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
Hills Creek-Lookout Point Geotechnical Drill Project
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Kenneth Barbee
541-782-5233
kbarbee02@fs.fed.us
Description: This project proposes that testing would entail clearing & leveling two 40 ft by 10 ft work pads to set up the drilling equipment at each proposed structure location. This project is to determine foundation depth for future tower replacement.
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T21S,R3E, Section 21 and 22 La Duke Road
Outlook Landscape Diversity Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Road management
- Special area management
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/14/2013
Est. Comment Period
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.
Staley Creek Stream Restoration
CE
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/06/2014
Expected: 08/2014 07/2015 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
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Forest products
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
09/2014
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.
Willamette National Forest, Sweet Home Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2014 Sweet Home White Oak Enhancement Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2014
Expected: 07/2014 09/2014 Alice Smith
541-367-9215
acsmith@fs.fed.us
Description: Release established oak trees and propagate new oak trees from collected acorns from the site.
Location: UNIT - Sweet Home Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - Not Applicable There are two stands one near Two Girls Creek and the other near Moose Creek. Both stands are in the South Santiam watershed.
Big Game Forage Enhancement (Canyon and Owl Creek Watersheds)
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
03/11/2013
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 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
08/2014
Expected: 10/2014 01/2015 Jonathan Meier
541-367-3557
jmeier02@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed Forest Plan amendment to change about 10 ac. of an administrative site MA 13B to Developed Recreation MA 12a. Also, construct parking area for 8-10 vehicles, plant low-maintenance landscaping, and construct ADA interpretive tail.
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
Cool Soda
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/11/2013
Est. Comment Period
09/2014
Expected: 12/2014 02/2015 Anita Leach
541-367-9218
agleach@fs.fed.us
Description: Implement vegetation-related projects from Cool Soda All Lands Restoration Proposal. Thin 545 ac. of young stands, regen 71 ac. for noble fir boughs, regen 14 acres in mature stand, fuel treatments, special forest products, traditional resources
Location: UNIT - Sweet Home Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - T13S, R4E, Sections 1, 11-14, 24 and 25; T13S, R5E, Sections 3-10, 14-22, 28-30. In north eastern portion of the South Santiam watershed. About 30 miles east of Sweet Home, Oregon.
Menagerie Seasonal Closure Boundary Change for Species Protection
CE
- Regulations, Directives, Orders
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/05/2012
Expected: 11/2014 01/2015 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: 08/2014 09/2014 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
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