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

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management Analysis Completed Expected: 08/2017
Actual: 08/18/2017
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
Bridal Veil Creek Stream Restoration
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/17/2017
Est. Comment Period
01/2018
Expected: 06/2018 07/2018 Diane Hopster
541-416-6486
dhopster@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of this project is to restore stream function and floodplain connectivity to Bridal Veil Creek in the Bridal Veil Creek-Columbia River Priority Subwatershed and improve water quality.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52858
Location: UNIT - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Unit. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Multnomah. LEGAL - Township 1 North, Range 6 East, Section 19 Approximately 5 miles east of Latourell, OR in Multnomah County on National Forest System Lands within the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.
Cascade Locks Multi Use Trail System
EA
- 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
City of Cascade Locks Electrical Line Special Use Permit
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 03/2017
Actual: 03/17/2017
04/2017 Amy Linn
541-308-1712
ajlinn@fs.fed.us
Description: Replacement of an existing direct bury electrical line with a buried conduit system, using directional boring. The City's current special use permit will be amended to include existing buried line and pole not currently in the permit.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51310
Location: UNIT - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Unit. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Multnomah. LEGAL - The project is located in T. 2 N., R. 7 E., sec. 22. Near Cascade National Fish Hatchery. Project is located on National Forest System (NFS) lands and within the State Highway right-of-way at Eagle Creek in Multnomah County.
Eagle Creek Recreation Area Restroom Renovations and Replacement
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Facility management
In Progress
Comment Period
02/01/2017
Expected: 01/2018 04/2018 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
- 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

   *UPDATED*
- Watershed management Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2017
Actual: 05/22/2017
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
Klickitat River Mile 1 Recreation Management
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management In Progress
Comment Period
06/01/2017
Expected: 01/2018 03/2019 Jonathan Erickson
541-308-1729
jonathanerickson@fs.fed.us
Description: Improve management of recreation and natural resources on National Forest System lands along the Wild and Scenic Klickitat River at river mile one, within the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51221
Location: UNIT - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Unit. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Klickitat. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project area is one mile north of the community of Lyle, Klickitat County, Washington.
Larch Mountain Trail Bridge Replacement
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2017
Actual: 09/25/2017
02/2018 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.
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

   *UPDATED*
- 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.
Recreation Event Special Use Permits
CE
- Special use management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/28/2017
Expected: 03/2017 04/2017 Amy Linn
541-308-1712
ajlinn@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissuance of five-year special use permits for five annual, 1-day recreational events (marathon staging, bike race finish, three running events) on developed recreation sites and National Forest System trails in Hood River and Multnomah Counties.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51170
Location: UNIT - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Unit. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Hood River, Multnomah. LEGAL - Not Applicable Multiple developed recreation sites and National Forest System trails in Hood River and Multnomah Counties.
Shady Creek Trail Bridge Replacement
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Facility management Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2017
Actual: 04/07/2017
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.
Skamania PUD - Woodard Creek Power Line Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/12/2017
Expected: 06/2017 07/2017 Amy Linn
541-308-1712
ajlinn@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuance of a special use permit to Skamania Public Utility District for existing overhead power lines and an access route near Woodard Creek Rd and Scott Rd in Skamania County.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51989
Location: UNIT - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Unit. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Skamania. LEGAL - T. 2 N., R. 6 E., sec. 22, Tax Lots 200 & 300 Near Scott Road and Woodard Creek Road in Skamania County.
Special Use Permit - HRCH State Trail Construction near Wyeth Campground
CE
- 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
- 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.
Wahclella Trailhead Vault Toilet
EA
- Recreation management
- Facility management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2017
Expected: 09/2017 03/2018 Lorelei Haukness
907-228-4102
lhaukness@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to construct a permanent double vault toilet facility at the Wahclella Falls Trailhead. The project would improve visitor services and address impacts from improper waste disposal at this site. The site is currently served by porta-potties.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51214
Location: UNIT - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Unit. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Multnomah. LEGAL - Not Applicable Wahclella Falls Trailhead is located near Cascade Locks, in Oregon State, Multnomah County, T2N, R7E, Section 28.
Well Decommissioning
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Facility management Analysis Completed Expected: 03/2017
Actual: 06/22/2017
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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