Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

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- Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)


Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest) R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
BZ Falls Portage Trail
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/07/2017
Expected: 07/2017 07/2018 Jonathan Erickson
541-308-1729
jonathanerickson@fs.fed.us
Description: Improve approximately 500 feet of trail which would provide boater portage around BZ Falls. The trail improvement is to be located above the ordinary high water mark on the Wild and Scenic Lower White Salmon River.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46097
Location: UNIT - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Unit. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Klickitat. LEGAL - Not Applicable BZ Falls on the White Salmon River
Cascade Locks Multi Use Trail System
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Lorelei Haukness
541-308-1703
lhaukness@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to develop a environmentally sustainable multiple use trail system. Proposal would add 12 to 15 miles of new trail to an already existing system.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40896
Location: UNIT - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Unit. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Hood River. LEGAL - Not Applicable Vicinity of Cascde Locks and Wyeth Oregon
Eagle Creek Recreation Area Restroom Renovations and Replacement
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Facility management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
02/2017
Expected: 07/2017 10/2017 Lorelei Haukness
541-308-1703
lhaukness@fs.fed.us
Description: This project would renovate the existing restroom at Eagle Creek Overlook, and replace the existing flush toilet facilities at Eagle Creek Trailhead and Campground with accessible vault toilets. Failing septic systems would be decommissioned.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50962
Location: UNIT - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Unit. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Multnomah. LEGAL - Not Applicable The USFS Eagle Creek Recreation Area is located at the confluence of Eagle Creek and the Columbia River, near milepost 41 on I-84.
Eagle Creek Water System Repair
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Facility management
On Hold N/A N/A Stan Hinatsu
541-308-1708
shinatsu@fs.fed.us
Description: Modify the existing potable water system to serve both the Eagle Creek Rec. Site and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Cascade Fish Hatchery with separate water supply lines.
Location: UNIT - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Unit. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Hood River, Multnomah. LEGAL - Not Applicable Eagle Creek Recreation Site
Hamilton Creek Restoration
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2017
Expected: 05/2017 08/2017 Brett Carre
541-308-1718
btcarre@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of this project is to implement stream/ riparian restoration identified in the Watershed Restoration Plan.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44829
Location: UNIT - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Unit. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Skamania. LEGAL - Not Applicable Vicinity of North Bonneville, WA
Husum Put In/ Take Out
EA
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Christine Plourde
541-308-1713
cplourde@fs.fed.us
Description: The FS is developing a proposal for the creation of a developed river access site which would provide for kayak/ raft access.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35538
Location: UNIT - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Unit. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Klickitat. Husum, WA
Larch Mountain Trail Bridge Replacement
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/07/2017
Expected: 03/2017 05/2017 Lorelei Haukness
541-308-1703
lhaukness@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed project is to remove and replace the Multnomah Creek Bridge at milepost 1.9 of the Larch Mountain Trail (#441).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51055
Location: UNIT - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Unit. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Multnomah. LEGAL - Not Applicable Milepost 1.9 of the Larch Mountain Trail (#441). T.1N., R.6E., Sec 18.
New Pasture Permit Issuance
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Grazing management
- Special use management
Cancelled N/A N/A Nicole Carver
541-308-1746
nicolegcarver@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuance of two new pasture permits, one for low intensity livestock grazing in Skamania County, WA; one for wheat cultivation in Wasco County, OR.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47843
Location: UNIT - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Unit. STATE - Oregon, Washington. COUNTY - Wasco, Skamania. LEGAL - T1N, R5E, sec. 17 &18. T2N, R12E, sec. 11&14. Wheat cultivation in Wasco Co., OR, low intensity livestock grazing in Skamania Co., WA
Oneonta Trail Reroute
CE
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Stan Hinatsu
541-308-1708
shinatsu@fs.fed.us
Description: Realignment of trail segment which is frequently washed out and damaged
Location: UNIT - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Unit. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Multnomah. LEGAL - Not Applicable Oneonta Trail
Pasture Permit Reissuance
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/01/2017
Expected: 03/2017 03/2017 Amy Linn
541-308-1712
ajlinn@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissuance of expiring special use permits for pastures on National Forest System land.
Location: UNIT - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Unit. STATE - Oregon, Washington. COUNTY - Hood River, Multnomah, Skamania. LEGAL - Not Applicable 12 small pastures totaling 153 acres in Hood River, Multnomah, and Skamania Counties.
Shady Creek Trail Bridge Replacement
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Facility management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/07/2017
Expected: 04/2017 07/2017 Beth Kennedy
541-308-1738
brkennedy@fs.fed.us
Description: Replace the existing Shady Creek bridge.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43465
Location: UNIT - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Unit. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Multnomah. LEGAL - T1N, R6E, SW 1/4 Sec 7 Bridge crossing Shady Creek on Multnomah Falls trail, above Multmomah Falls Lodge.
Special Use Permit - HRCH State Trail Construction near Wyeth Campground
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/07/2016
Expected: 02/2017 02/2017 Amy Linn
541-308-1712
ajlinn@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuance of a special use permit for the construction of a trailhead and 500 feet of trail on NFS land near Wyeth Campground
Location: UNIT - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Unit. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Hood River. LEGAL - T02N, R08E, S1 NW Near Wyeth Campground, Hood River County, Oregon
Special Use Permit Reissuances: two utility permits and one groundwater piezometer permit.
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/07/2017
Expected: 03/2017 03/2017 Amy Linn
541-308-1712
ajlinn@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissuance of Special Use Permits to 1) Cascade Utilities, Inc. and Portland General Electric to operate and maintain co-located existing underground utilities; 2) US Army Corps of Engineers for existing piezometer for monitoring groundwater levels.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51052
Location: UNIT - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Unit. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Multnomah. LEGAL - Utility permits: T01N, R05E, S33, adjacent to Thompson Mill Rd. USACE Piezometer: T02N, R07E, S21, near Bonneville Dam. Utility permits: T01N, R05E, S33, adjacent to Thompson Mill Rd. USACE Piezometer: T02N, R07E, S21, near Bonneville Dam.
Well Decommissioning
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Facility management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/31/2016
Expected: 03/2017 06/2017 Stan Hinatsu
541-308-1708
shinatsu@fs.fed.us
Description: Decommissioning of nine water wells and removal of associated structures. These wells are not needed to meet management objectives and have the potential to be hazardous to natural resources and public safety.
Location: UNIT - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Unit. STATE - Oregon, Washington. COUNTY - Multnomah, Wasco, Klickitat, Skamania. LEGAL - Not Applicable Two locations in Multnomah County, OR;, three locations in Wasco County, OR; one location in Klickitat County, WA; three locations in Skamania County, WA.
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