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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- Projects Occurring Nationwide
- R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Regionwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Region)
- R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
- Colville National Forest, Newport Ranger District
- Colville National Forest, Republic Ranger District
- Colville National Forest, Sullivan Lake Ranger District
- Colville National Forest, Three Rivers Ranger District


Projects Occurring Nationwide
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Incorporating Greater Sage-grouse Conservation Measures into Land Management Plans (Wyoming)
EIS
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Cancelled N/A N/A Danielle Chi
801-625-5667
dkchi@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service will be a cooperating agency with the BLM (lead agency) in preparing programmatic EISs to incorporate greater sage-grouse conservation measures into land management plans, including the Thunder Basin NG plan, through plan amendment
Web Link: http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/more/sagegrouse/eastern.html
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. LEGAL - Not Applicable UNIT - Thunder Basin NG portion of the Medicine Bow-Routt NF; WY; multiple counties involved
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Regionwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Region)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Aquatic Invasive Species order to prevent the spread or introduction of aquatic invasive species
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2014
Expected: 05/2014 05/2014 Christine Pyle
503-808-2691
cdpyle@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of this order is to prevent the spread or introduction of aquatic invasive plant or animal species. Public involvement is targeted for the Umatilla, Willamette, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie, Gifford Pinchot, and Colville NFs.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44360
Location: UNIT - R6 - Pacific Northwest Region All Units. STATE - Oregon, Washington. COUNTY - Baker, Clackamas, Douglas, Grant, Jefferson, Lane, Linn, Marion, Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wheeler, Asotin, Clark, Columbia, Cowlitz, Ferry, Garfield, King, Klickitat, Lewis, Pend Oreille, Pierce, Skagit, Skamania, Snohomish, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whatcom. LEGAL - Not Applicable Order will apply to all Forests in Region 6, however targeted scoping is with the Umatilla, Gifford Pinchot, Mt. Baker/Snoqualmie, Willamette and Colville NFs tribal and public scoping lists.
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Forest Plan Revision
EIS
- Land management planning In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
06/30/2011
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
06/2015
Expected: 03/2017 06/2017 Deborah Kelly
509-826-3396
dlkelly@fs.fed.us
Description: The Land and Resource Management Plans of the Colville, Okanogan and Wenatchee National Forests are being revised as required by the National Forest Management Act. The focus is to update parts of the plans no longer current and requiring change.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/wenatchee/forest-plan
Location: UNIT - Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest All Units, Colville National Forest All Units. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan, Ferry, Kittitas, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Stevens, Yakima. Okanogan and Wenatchee Nationals Forests and Colville National Forest of eastern Washington
Colville National Forest, Newport Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Iron Mountain Claims #2 and #3 Plan of Operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A Karen Nooney
(509) 684-7189
knooney@fs.fed.us
Description: Plan of operation for development of Iron Mountain #2 and #3 mining claims.
Location: UNIT - Newport Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - T32N, R45E, Sec. 5 & 8 West of Bead Lake and adjacent to Iron Mountain Quarry (private)
Lorelei Diamond Ranch FLPMA Road Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/16/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Karen Nooney
509-684-7189
knooney@fs.fed.us
Description: Applicant has purchased property and asked to re-construct a 600 foot long by 15 foot wide, low standard road to access the east side of their parcel to manage timber. Their parcel is bisected by a large pond thatprevents roaded access east of pond.
Location: UNIT - Newport Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - SW1/4SW1/4 sec. 19, T.32N., R.44E., W.M. Off Forest Road 1914 in Management Area 8
Lousen Amateur Radio North Baldy
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/08/2014
Expected: 08/2014 10/2014 Karen Nooney
509-684-7000
knooney@fs.fed.us
Description: To locate an amateur radio facility at North Baldy including a small equipment cabinet, solar panel, mast support and antennas.
Location: UNIT - Newport Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - T35N, R45E, SE 1/4 Sec. 7 North Baldy Mountain
Pend Oreille PUD #1 Permit Amendment to add Fiber Optic Cable
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/18/2012
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Karen Nooney
509-684-7184
knooney@fs.fed.us
Description: Amendment of an existing special use permit to authorize installation, use and maintenance of fiber optic cable.
Location: UNIT - Newport Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - NE1/4 Sec 13, T31N-R45E; Sec 21, T32N-R45E; E1/2SE1/4 Sec 17, T32N-R45E; Sec 9, T32N-R45E; & NW1/4SW1/4 Sec 10, T32N-R45E Several sections across the Newport Ranger District
Schacher Road Easement
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Karen Nooney
509-684-7000
knooney@fs.fed.us
Description: Permanent easement over National Forest System Roads to access private property.
Location: UNIT - Newport Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - SW 1/4 Section 9, T32N, R45E Forest Roads 3200132 and 3200145
Seattle City Light PIT Project
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Karen Nooney
509.684-7189
knooney@fs.fed.us
Description: Seattle City Light (SCL) proposes to install passive induction transponders (PIT) tag antennanae arrays and equipment in tributaries to the Pend Oreille River. Purpose is to support fisheries monitoring requirements of FERC Project 2144 -Boundary Dam
Location: UNIT - Newport Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - Not Applicable Various locations on several tributaries of the Pend Oreille River, Pend Oreille County
Trail Maintenance and upgrades- PUD campgrounds
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/01/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Kevin Walton
509-447-7313
kawalton@fs.fed.us
Description: At Pioneer Park, Panhandle Park and Edgewater Campgrounds maintain safety and river access to several areas of the recreation sites.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45006
Location: UNIT - Newport Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - Not Applicable Pioneer Park Campground, T. 31 N. R46 E., Sect 1, Panhandle Park Campground, T. 35 N. R.44 E. Sect 29, Edgewater Campground, T. 38 N. R. 43E. Sect 32
White Raven Mineral Exploration
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
04/16/2014
Est. Comment Period
08/2014
Expected: 10/2014 10/2014 Karen Nooney
509-684-7189
knooney@fs.fed.us
Description: Excavation by hand and suction dredge to obtain mineral samples.
Location: UNIT - Newport Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - T32N, R44E, SE1/4 SE1/4 Sec. 1 Northeast of South Fork Skookum Creek
Colville National Forest, Republic Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Holmdahl Property Access - reciprocal easement
CE
- Special use management
- Land ownership management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
09/2014
Expected: 07/2015 09/2015 Karen Nooney
559-877-2218 ext. 3197
knooney@fs.fed.us
Description: Request right of way for motorized trail access across NFS lands to connect 2 private land parcels in American Flats, Ferry County. 12-ft wide by 1742 ft long right-of-way for a total of .5 acres of NFlands. Reciprocal right-of-way to the NFS.
Location: UNIT - Republic Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Ferry. LEGAL - NE1/4NW1/4 Sec. 2, T. 40N, R. 34 E., Willamette Meridian, The proposed trail is located in a mixed forest environment on steep slopes just south of the Canadian border. The proposed trail has been flagged in.
Colville National Forest, Sullivan Lake Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Amendment to Bluebird Mining Claim Exploratory Drilling
CE
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A Karen Nooney
509-684-7000
knooney@fs.fed.us
Description: Amendment to Plan of Operations for exploratory drilling on Bluebird Mining Claims
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - Section 30, T40N, R44E, WM In the area of Bluebird Ridge, Slate Creek watershed
Knecht FLPMA Forest Road Specia Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/15/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Karen Nooney
509-684-7189
knooney@fs.fed.us
Description: applicant purchased private property that is accessed by a Forest system road 1900740. This access has been authorized by previous landowners since 1979
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - NE1/4NE14 sec. 22, NW1/4NW1/4 sec. 23, T.36N., R.43E., W.M. Location is Forest Road 1900740 in Management Area 8
Knecht Water System Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/15/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Karen Nooney
509-684-7189
knooney@fs.fed.us
Description: The applicant purchased property that is served by a water diversion and pipeline located on National Forest System lands. Property owner holds a State Water right and has requested authorization for the water system.
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - NW1/4NW1/4 sec. 23, T.36N., R.43E., W.M. Located in Management Area 8
LeClerc Creek Grazing Allotment Management Planning
EIS
- Grazing management In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
04/22/2013
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
12/2014
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 Gayne Sears
509-447-7300
gsears@fs.fed.us
Description: Analyze the options for management of grazing in the LeClerc Creek drainage.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41517
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - Not Applicable LeClerc Creek drainage
Outlet Creek Recreation Residence Well & Waterline
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Karen Nooney
509-684-7000
knooney@fs.fed.us
Description: Drilling of well & installation of new waterlines to replace existing water system.
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - NW 1/4 Sect 31, T39N, R44E, WM Outlet Creek Tract of Recreation Residence, Northwest shore of Sullivan Lake
Pend Oreille County PUD #1 Cold Water Release Fiber Optic
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Karen Nooney
(509) 684-7189
knooney@fs.fed.us
Description: Installation of fiber optic cable from Outlet Creek Dam to radio facility on Sand Ridge.
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - T39N, R44E, Sec 31; T38N, R44E, Sec 6; T38N, R43E, Sec 1, 12, 13 & 14 Sullivan Lake Road and Sand Ridge
Pend Oreille PUD: buried electric line to private property
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/12/2013
Expected: 07/2014 08/2014 Karen Nooney
509-684-7189
knooney@fs.fed.us
Description: The Pend Oreille PUD has submitted an application to bury 50 lineal feet of single phase electric cable from an existing utility pole to provide service to a private parcel. The width of the right-of-way would be 20 feet.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42986
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - Not Applicable The power line would be located on the east side of Flume Creek Road (FR6200350), T39N, R43E, SW 1/4 SW1/4 Sec. 4, WM
Pend Oreille Telephone Permit Amendment to add Fiber Optic Cable
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/18/2012
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Karen Nooney
(509) 684-7189
knooney@fs.fed.us
Description: Amendment of an existing special use permit to authorize installation, use and maintenance of fiber optic cable
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - NW1/4 SW1/4 Sec 3, T37N-R43E; SE1/4 NE1/4 Sec 34, T38N-R43E; SW1/4 SE1/4 Sec 25, T38N-R44E; NW1/4 SW1/4 Sec 30, T38N-R44E, WM Sullivan Lake Ranger District
Renshaw Vegetation Management Project EA
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/16/2013
Est. Comment Period
08/2014
Expected: 04/2015 06/2015 Michelle Paduani
509-447-7361
michellelpaduani@fs.fed.us
Description: Vegetation management projects to address forest health, wildlife habitat and fuels.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41515
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - Not Applicable Renshaw and Lost Creek drainages
Seattle City Light Forest Road 3165000 Authorization
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/10/2014
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 Karen Nooney
509-684-7189
knooney@fs.fed.us
Description: Seattle City Light has applied for authorization for continued access over Forest Road 3165 (CR 3990) on a year-round basis to access the Vista House and east side of Boundary Dam from State Route 31.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42987
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - Not Applicable near Boundary Dam Vista House. T40N, R43E, SW1/4 SW1/4 Sec 2; Sec 11; Lots 1 and 2, NW1/4 NW1/4 Sec 12.
Seattle City Light Power Line Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/18/2012
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Karen Nooney
509-684-7189
knooney@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissuance of permit for existing power transmission line.
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - T40N, R43E, Sec. 10, SW1/4 Sec. 15, NW1/4 SW1/4 Sec 22; T39N, R43E, E1/2 Sec. 4 Boundary Dam Road
Vaagen Bros. Private Road Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/18/2012
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Karen Nooney
509-684-7000
knooney@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuance of a special use permit authorizing construction of approximately 50 feet of new road to access private property.
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - NW1/4 SW1/4 Sec 20, T38N-R42E, WM North of Huckleberry Mountain
YZN Exploratory Drilling
CE
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A Karen Nooney
509-684-7189
knooney@fs.fed.us
Description: Approval of a plan of operations for drilling at four locations in the Lead Hill area
Location: UNIT - Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pend Oreille. LEGAL - Sect. 2, 10 & 11, T40N, R44E, WM Lead Hill
Colville National Forest, Three Rivers Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
4plex Meadow Retention
CE
- Grazing management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2014
Expected: 08/2014 08/2014 Brandon Weinmann
509-738-7714
bweinmann@fs.fed.us
Description: Meadow retention would consist of cutting small coniferous trees (non-merchantable size, generally smaller than 4 inches diameter at breast height) that are encroaching into drier portions of identified meadows.
Location: UNIT - Three Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Stevens. LEGAL - T39N/R42E, T38N/R41E, T38N/R42E, T37N/R41E, T37N/R42E, T37N/R40E, T36N/R40E, T36N/R41E The project area includes portions of the Smackout, Meadow Creek, Middle Fork Mill Creek and South Fork Mill Creek allotments.
Deer Jasper Restoration Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Road management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Comment Period
04/02/2014
Expected: 07/2014 08/2014 Rodney Smoldon
509-738-7728
rsmoldon@fs.fed.us
Description: Variety of vegetation treatments to reduce fuel loads and promote resilience. Roads needed for the project will have deferred maintenance & reconstruction completed. Roads no longer needed are proposed for decommissioning.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42153
Location: UNIT - Three Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Ferry. LEGAL - Not Applicable Project area located approx. 10 miles northwest of Kettle Falls, Wa. The project crosses the Kettle Crest & includes portions of Three Rivers and Republic Ranger districts.
Horns Mountain Radio Repeater Installation
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 11/2014 12/2014 Karen Nooney
509-684-7189
knooney@fs.fed.us
Description: The applicant is requesting to place a portable radio repeater on Horns Mountain to improve radio communications. The portable building is 8'x8'x8' with a 30' tower, and the site would be accessed via existing Forest Service roads 290 and 291.
Location: UNIT - Three Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Stevens. LEGAL - T. 40 N., R. 37 E., Section 12 Horns Mountain, Stevens Co., Washington
North Fork Mill Creek A to Z Project
EA
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Road management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/07/2014
Est. Comment Period
11/2014
Expected: 05/2015 06/2015 Mike North
928-213-5846
mnorth01@fs.fed.us
Description: Analysis to identify opportunities for activities for improving road and stand conditions, and to improve or restore other resource conditions.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43503
Location: UNIT - Three Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Stevens. LEGAL - Not Applicable North Fork Mill Creek subwatershed
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