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)
- R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
- Deschutes National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Deschutes National Forest, Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District
- Deschutes National Forest, Crescent Ranger District
- Deschutes National Forest, Sisters 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
Regional Aquatic Restoration Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/11/2017
Est. Comment Period
02/2018
Expected: 09/2018 09/2018 James Capurso
503-808-2847
jcapurso@fs.fed.us
Description: The USFS is proposing a suite of aquatic restoration activities for Region 6 to address ongoing needs, all of which have completed consultation, including activities such as fish passage restoration, wood placement, and other restoration activities.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53001
Location: UNIT - R6 - Pacific Northwest Region All Units. STATE - Oregon, Washington. COUNTY - Baker, Benton, Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Coos, Crook, Curry, Deschutes, Douglas, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Hood River, Jackson, Jefferson, Josephine, Klamath, Lake, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Malheur, Marion, Morrow, Multnomah, Polk, Sherman, Tillamook, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wasco, Washington, Wheeler, Yamhill, Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Clallam, Clark, Columbia, Cowlitz, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lewis, Lincoln, Mason, Okanogan, Pacific, Pend Oreille, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Skamania, Snohomish, Spokane, Stevens, Thurston, Wahkiakum, Walla Walla, Whatcom, Whitman, Yakima. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project will span all national forests in Region 6.
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Central Cascades Wilderness Strategies 2017
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/01/2017
Est. Comment Period
04/2018
Expected: 09/2018 06/2019 Beth Peer
541-383-4761
bpeer@fs.fed.us
Description: The Deschutes and Willamette National Forests are considering visitor use management strategies for five wilderness areas in the central Cascades in order to reduce resource impacts and negative effects to wilderness character due to high use.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50578
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District, Sisters Ranger District, McKenzie River Ranger District, Detroit Ranger District, Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes, Jefferson, Klamath, Lane, Linn. LEGAL - Not Applicable Project addresses five Central Cascades Wildernesses. Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Washington, Three Sisters, Waldo Lake, and Diamond Peak.
Deschutes 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
Addition of aminopyralid to the list of available herbicides in the Deschutes Forest Plan
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Land management planning
In Progress
Comment Period
02/06/2018
Expected: 07/2018 08/2018 Sarah Callaghan
541-416-6588
sacallaghan@fs.fed.us
Description: The decision will amend the Deschutes Forest Plan by adding the chemical aminopyralid to the list of available herbicides for use in invasive weed management and control.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52625
Location: UNIT - Deschutes National Forest All Units. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake. LEGAL - Not Applicable The amendment will apply to the entire Deschutes National Forest.
Scenic Views Roadside Fuels Forest Plan Amendments
EA
- Fuels management
- Land management planning
On Hold N/A N/A Susan Skakel
541-383-5563
sskakel@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will amend 4 S&Gs in the Deschutes Land and Resource Management Plan (1990) to better meet the goals and objectives of the Scenic Views in fire-adapted forests along roadsides.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50602
Location: UNIT - Deschutes National Forest All Units. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes, Klamath. LEGAL - Not Applicable Deschutes National Forest
Deschutes National Forest, Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Cougar Butte Post-fire Reforestation
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Analysis Completed Expected: 03/2018
Actual: 01/30/2018
03/2018 Lauren DuRocher
541-383-4721
lmdurocher@fs.fed.us
Description: This project proposes to plant 23 acres within the 170 acre Cougar Butte fire that burned in May 2017. This area has no viable seed sources for conifers to regenerate native populations.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52813
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Not Applicable Cougar Butte is located approximately 10 miles west of the city of Bend on the north side of Skyliners Road.
Deschutes County Little Anne's Pit Permit Re-Issuance
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/15/2017
Expected: 03/2018 03/2018 Heather Mobley
541-383-4025
hmobley@fs.fed.us
Description: This project proposes to authorize the re-issuance of the special use permit for Deschutes County to continue use of Little Anne's Butte Pit. This permit would be re-issued for a 10-year term.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52881
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Not Applicable Little Anne's Pit is located on Forest Road 40, just west of the community of Sunriver.
Deschutes River Trail Restoration
CE
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/01/2017
Expected: 03/2018 04/2018 Lauren DuRocher
541-393-4721
lmdurocher@fs.fed.us
Description: This project would restore sections of the Deschutes River Trail between Meadow Camp and Slough, removing user created trails and trail braiding. Proposed actions would return adjacent areas to the natural character and restore riparian zones.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52811
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Not Applicable This project would take place along sections of the Deschutes River Trail between Meadow Trailhead and Sunriver. The Meadow Trailhead is located approximately 6 miles southwest of downtown Bend, OR.
Devil's Lake Trail Reroute
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/19/2016
Expected: 04/2018 06/2018 Lauren DuRocher
509-852-1049
lmdurocher@fs.fed.us
Description: Reroute South Sister Climber Trail section from Devil's Lake Trailhead to use the existing undercrossing with the Elk's Devil Lake Trail. This will replace the surface crossing on the Cascade Lake Highway.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49620
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Not Applicable Located at trails leaving Devil's Lake Trailhead on the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway west of Bend, Oregon.
Dilman Meadow Pond Maintenance
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants On Hold N/A N/A Beth Peer
541-383-4769
bpeer@fs.fed.us
Description: In 2001, several open water areas were created within the Dilman meadow complex to provide suitable habitat to relocate an Oregon spotted from population from habitat below Wicki-up. The project would maintain those open water areas.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48225
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 4, T22S, R9E Dilman Meadow is located in Deschutes County, approximately 1.5 miles northwest of Wickiup Dam, in the NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 4, T22S, R9E.
Elk Lake Brick Cabin (Lot 01) Rebuild
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Alicia Underhill
541-383-4012
aunderhill@fs.fed.us
Description: This Recreation Residence on Elk Lake burned down and the owners would like to rebuild the cabin in the same location.
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Not Applicable Elk Lake is located west of Bend, Oregon along the Cascades Lakes Highway. The cabin site is located in Tract J, Lot 01 on the north side of Elk Lake.
Kew Vegetation Management
EA
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/17/2015
Est. Comment Period
03/2018
Expected: 07/2018 10/2020 Lauren DuRocher
541-383-4721
lmdurocher@fs.fed.us
Description: Project includes about 6,500 acres of commercial harvest and fuels reduction for the purpose of restoring stand structure and composition, resilience through increased vigor and fire hazard reduction. Predominantly mixed conifer stand types.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47326
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Township 18 South, Range 10 East, Sections 25, 26, 27, 34, 35, 36; Township 19 South, Range 10 East Sections 1-3, 9-16, 22-24, 26, 27, 34, 35. Willamette Meridian West of Bend, Oregon and the Deschutes River, bordered on the north by the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway.
Lex Vegetation Management
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
Comment Period
11/17/2017
Expected: 03/2018 05/2018 Alicia Underhill
541-383-4012
aunderhill@fs.fed.us
Description: Treat roughly 6,500 acres of lodgeopole and mixed conifer forests to restore historic species composition, structure, and process. Treatments would include fuels reduction and prescribed burning.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47203
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - T18S R9E sections 25, 26, 27, 34, 35, 36; T18S R10E sections 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34; T19S R9E sections 1, 2, 11, 12, 13; and T19S R10E sections 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 16, 18, and 19 The project lies roughly 10 miles west of the City of Bend east of FS road 45 and south of Cascade Lakes Highway.
McKay Fire Restoration
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
11/17/2017
Expected: 02/2018 02/2018 Alicia Underhill
541-383-4012
aunderhill@fs.fed.us
Description: Reforestation through planting on approximately 1,000 ac. Needed site prep includes cutting <10"dbh dead and dying trees, machine piling the slash and burning of the piles.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52870
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - T21S R11E sections 9, 10, 14, 15, and 16 The McKay fire is located approximately 12 miles south of Bend, Oregon. The Newberry National Volcanic Monument is to the east of the planning area.
McKay Fire Salvage
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
11/17/2017
Expected: 02/2018 02/2018 Alicia Underhill
541-383-4012
aunderhill@fs.fed.us
Description: Salvage dead and/or dying trees up to 250 acres of National Forest System Lands. This project would not remove any large trees (>20" dbh), dead or dying, unless it is a danger/hazard tree.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52869
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - T21S, R11E, Sections 9, 10, 14, 15 and 16. Located 12 miles south of Bend, Oregon. The Newberry National Volcanic Monument is to the east of the planning area.
Mt. Bachelor: Warm Up Loop Trail Start Up Area
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/05/2016
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 Richard Wesseler
541-383-4792
rwesseler@fs.fed.us
Description: Create a new race start area on Warm Up Loop trail east of the Nordic Lodge. This area will be easily accessed from the parking lot and the Nordic Center.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49848
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Not Applicable Located at Mt. Bachelor on the Bend-Fort Rock Ranger District of the Deschutes National Forest.
Recreation Residence Cabin Rebuild
CE
- Facility management On Hold N/A N/A Richard Wesseler
541-383-4792
rwesseler@fs.fed.us
Description: Remove existing recreation residence cabin at Elk Lake and rebuild the foundation and cabin in the same location and footprint. Special User Permit is for the use of the land for this private-owned improvement.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45733
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - T. 18 S., R. 8 E., Section 29 Elk Lake, NW Corner, Tract J, Lot 10, located behind the Guard Station
Sunriver Cardinal Bridge Permit Re-Issuance
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/15/2017
Expected: 03/2018 03/2018 Heather Mobley
541-383-4025
hmobley@fs.fed.us
Description: This project would re-authorize the special use permit for Sunriver Owner's Association to maintain and use Cardinal Bridge as an emergency egress for a section of the community. This permit would be re-issued for a 10-year term.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52880
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Cardinal Bridge crosses the Deschutes River in the community of Sunriver, Oregon. The Bridge is located west of the Cottonwood Road exit of Highway 97.
Sunriver Water L.L.C. Permit Re-Issuance
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/11/2017
Expected: 03/2018 03/2018 Heather Mobley
541-383-4025
hmobley@fs.fed.us
Description: Sunriver has requested to renew their special use permit for a 30 year term authorizing the use of 0.77 acres of Forest Service for the operation and maintenance of their buried water lines.
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Not Applicable This project area is located adjacent to a Sunriver sub-division in Township 20 South, Range 11 East, Section 5.
Twin Restoration Project
EIS
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register
02/2018
Expected: 05/2019 06/2019 Alicia Underhill
541-383-4012
aunderhill@fs.fed.us
Description: The Twin project area is evaluating opportunities for landscape forest management, fuels reduction, habitat improvement and recreation management.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50983
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Not Applicable West and southwest of Bend, OR encompasses the area surrounding the Wickiup and Crane Prairie Reservoirs, North and South Twin Lakes, and Browns Mountain and Round Mountain Late Successional Reserves
USGS Flow Measurement Devices
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2018
Expected: 01/2018 01/2018 Alicia Underhill
541-383-4012
aunderhill@fs.fed.us
Description: USGS has applied for a 20-year permit for the operation and maintenance of five instream flow gauges along the City of Bend Water System. Project information can be found at USGS website: https://waterdata.usgs.gov/or/nwis/uv/?site_no=14070624
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53117
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Not Applicable Located at the City of Bend intake and at Prowell Springs.
University of Washington USGS Seismic Stations Permit Re-Issuance
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 02/2018
Actual: 01/16/2018
03/2018 Cristina Peterson
541-383-4028
cristinarpeterson@fs.fed.us
Description: The University of Washington, Seattle office of the USGS has requested to renew their permit for a 10-year term to operate and maintain two seismic stations on the Deschutes National Forest. There will be no changes or additions to equipment.
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Not Applicable The permit re-issuance would be for project sites on the Bend - Fort Rock District of the Deschutes National Forest.
Upper Deschutes RHCA Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/01/2017
Expected: 04/2018 04/2018 Lauren DuRocher
541-383-4721
lmdurocher@fs.fed.us
Description: This project would restore riparian areas along the upper Deschutes River, downstream of the Wickiup Dam that have been impacted by heavy dispersed recreation to the natural character through subsoiling, seeding and planting native species.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52812
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Not Applicable This project would take place along sections of the Upper Deschutes River between Wickiup Dam and FS Road 43 (Burgess Road). This area is located approximately 10 miles west of the town of LaPine, OR.
Watkins Butte Habitat Improvement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/14/2017
Expected: 04/2018 04/2018 Lauren DuRocher
509-852-1049
lmdurocher@fs.fed.us
Description: This project proposes to replant patches of mountain mahogany, a native species to the area. Patches would likely be 5 %u2013 10 acres in size in the most suitable site. This project would also construct a fence around a natural spring in the area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52848
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Not Applicable Watkins Butte is located in the southeast corner of the Bend - Fort Rock Ranger District, east of Watkins Butte Road, Forest Road 2315-300.
Deschutes National Forest, Crescent Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2017 Boy Scouts of America Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Meria Page
541-433-3230
mpage01@fs.fed.us
Description: The Crescent Ranger District is considering the Boy Scouts of America%u2019s (BSA) request to reissue their special use permit for a term of 20 years to allow BSA to operate and maintain the organization camp known as Camp Makualla.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52388
Location: UNIT - Crescent Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - T24S, R6E, S26, Willamette Meridian North West Klamath County
2017 Crescent Lake Resort Septic System Upgrade
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/16/2017
Expected: 04/2018 07/2018 Katherine Smith
541-416-6405
ksmith02@fs.fed.us
Description: There is a need to update the current septic system to bring it into compliance with County, State, and Federal regulations.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52082
Location: UNIT - Crescent Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - Not Applicable Crescent Lake Resort is found on the North corner of Crescent Lake in Klamath County, Oregon. T24S, R6E, S13, Willamette Meridian.
Crescent Creek Wild and Scenic River Management Plan
EA
- Special area management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/15/2015
Est. Comment Period
02/2018
Expected: 06/2018 08/2018 Kyle Wright
541-433-3262
kylewright@fs.fed.us
Description: In 1988, the US Congress designated Crescent Creek as a Wild and Scenic River (WSR). This is the proposed management plan associated with that designation. Plan will outline Outstanding Remarkable Values and how to maintain them into the future.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47575
Location: UNIT - Crescent Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - Not Applicable WSR designation begins approximately at the Crescent Lake Dam and continues for ten river miles until approximately the Crescent Lake Campground.
Ringo
EIS

   *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
FEIS NOA in Federal Register
02/17/2018
Expected: 05/2018 06/2018 Joseph Bowles
541-433-3209
jkbowles@fs.fed.us
Description: To continue to provide values and services in the Ringo project area, the Forest Service proposes to reduce tree density and surface fuels in order to restore and maintain a resilient, fire-adapted ecosystem.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46900
Location: UNIT - Crescent Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - Not Applicable 30,000 acres south of Wickiup Reservoir, encompassing Ringo Butte and Odell Butte, and directly west of the Forest Service boundary with private land.
Upper Little Deschutes Restoration Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/01/2017
Est. Comment Period
03/2018
Expected: 07/2018 08/2018 Joan Kittrell
541-433-3237
jkittrell@fs.fed.us
Description: This project is restoration related: 1) maintaining or restoring the existing values and ecosystem services that a riparian environment provides through improving the hydrological function of the Little Deschutes River to benefit the unique habitats.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51024
Location: UNIT - Crescent Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - The legal descriptions are: Northern Section- T.24 S., R.8 E., Sections 26, 32, 33, 34, and 35; T25S, R08E Sections 4 and 5. Southern Portion: T25S, R08E, Sections 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, and 29 Willamette Meridian The two sections of the project area are both located Between County Road 61 (Crescent cut-off) and Highway 58 in the Crescent Ranger District, Klamath County, Oregon.
Deschutes National Forest, Sisters Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Green Ridge Landscape Restoration
EA
- Forest products
- Road management
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/01/2017
Est. Comment Period
10/2018
Expected: 05/2019 09/2019 Michael Keown
541-549-7735
mkeown@fs.fed.us
Description: The project would maintain and restore forest conditions closer to the historic range of variability and contribute to the restoration of ecosystem process and function in the planning area. Timber products are an outcome of restoration activities.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48454
Location: UNIT - Sisters Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project area is located about 13 air miles north of Sisters, Oregon.
Milli Fire Danger Tree Abatement
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Road management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2018
Expected: 06/2018 07/2018 Michael Keown
541-549-7735
mkeown@fs.fed.us
Description: About 45.6 miles of road would have danger trees felled and where appropriate removed as forest products to provide for public health and safety in the Milli Fire area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53309
Location: UNIT - Sisters Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project is located about 4 air miles southwest and about 7 air miles west of the city of Sisters, Oregon.
Milli Fire Reforestation Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2018
Expected: 06/2018 07/2018 Peter Stothart
541-549-7712
ptstothart@fs.fed.us
Description: To aid in long term forest recovery about 4,343 acres would be planted and about 2,376 acres would receive site preparation. About 150-200 trees per acre would be planted. Biomass as a forest product could be removed on about 1,888 acres.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53267
Location: UNIT - Sisters Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project area is located about four air miles southwest of Sisters, Oregon in the Milli Fire area.
Milli Fire Timber Salvage
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2018
Expected: 06/2018 07/2018 Michael Keown
541-549-7735
mkeown@fs.fed.us
Description: The project would salvage about 2.20 MMBF of fire killed timber from the Matrix land allocation in the Mill Fire area. No new or temporary roads are required.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53308
Location: UNIT - Sisters Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project is located about 4 air miles southwest and about 7 air miles west of the city of Sisters, Oregon.
Mt. Jefferson and Mt. Washington Wilderness Trails Project
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Comment Period
04/17/2016
Expected: 05/2018 09/2018 Jason Fisher
541-480-6423
jrfisher@fs.fed.us
Description: The project would decommission 16 miles of trails and change the Trail Class on 16 miles of trails in the Mt. Jefferson and Mt. Washington Wilderness areas. This action is needed to maintain the Wilderness Resource Spectrum.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49316
Location: UNIT - Sisters Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project is located about 12 miles west and northwest of the city of Sisters, Oregon.
Suttle Lake Boat Ramp Reconstruction and Maintenance
CE
- Facility management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/07/2017
Expected: 04/2018 06/2018 Amy Racki
480-610-3341
aracki@fs.fed.us
Description: The project would replace aging 1970s boat ramps and docks at Suttle Lake. Work would take place at Blue Bay, South Shore, and Link Creek campgrounds and the West Suttle Lake day use area.
Location: UNIT - Sisters Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project is located at Suttle Lake about nine air miles northeast of the city of Sisters, Oregon. The project site is accessed by Highway 20.
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Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.