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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- 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)
- Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Darrington Ranger District
- Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Mt Baker Ranger District
- Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Skykomish Ranger District
- Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Snoqualmie 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
North Cascades Ecosystem Grizzly Bear Restoration Plan/Environmental Impact Statement
EIS
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants On Hold N/A N/A John Rohrer
509-996-4001
jrohrer@fs.fed.us
Description: The National Park Service and Fish and Wildlife Service are preparing a North Cascades Ecosystem Grizzly Bear Restoration Plan and Environmental Impact Statement to determine how to restore the grizzly bear to the North Cascades ecosystem.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50937
Location: UNIT - Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest All Units, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest All Units. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan, King, Okanogan, Skagit, Snohomish. LEGAL - Not Applicable North Cascades Ecosystem grizzly bear recovery zone, including the North Cascades N.P., Ross Lake and Lake Chelan NRAs, and portions of Okanogan-Wenatchee and Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forests.
Olympic National Park Mountain Goat Management Plan
EIS

   *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
07/29/2017
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
03/2018
Expected: 06/2018 07/2018 Susan Piper
360-956-2435
spiper@fs.fed.us
Description: Non-native mountain goat removal to address resource and safety issues on the Olympic Peninsula. Goats could be removed from the Olympic National Park and Forest. Goats could be translocated to Mount Baker-Snoqualmie and Okanagon-Wenatchee NFs.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49816
Location: UNIT - Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest All Units, Olympic National Forest All Units, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest All Units. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Mason. LEGAL - Not applicable. Alpine areas on the affected National Forests.
Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail Comprehensive Plan
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/01/2017
Est. Comment Period
01/2020
Expected: 03/2021 04/2022 Rebecca Riegle
989-724-9381
rriegle@fs.fed.us
Description: The Comprehensive Plan will develop administrative and management goals, objectives and practices for public lands in Forest Service Regions 1 and Regions 6.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52259
Location: UNIT - Mt Baker Ranger District, Olympic National Forest All Units, Methow Valley Ranger District, Tonasket Ranger District, Republic Ranger District, Sullivan Lake Ranger District, Three Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam, Ferry, Island, Jefferson, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Skagit, Stevens, Whatcom. LEGAL - Not Applicable The trail begins at the Continental Divide in Glacier National Park and travels 1,200 miles through 7 National Forests, 3 National Parks, BLM, state, tribal, municipal and private lands in MT, ID, WA.
Mt Baker-Snoqualmie 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
King County 911 Communications Phase 2 Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/27/2017
Est. Comment Period
03/2018
Expected: 06/2018 07/2018 Eric Ozog
360-691-4396
comments-pacificnorthwest-mtbaker-snoqualmie@fs.fed.us
Description: King County Puget Sound Emergency Radio Network is expanding its regional emergency services network. This proposal includes leases for constructing and operating seven communication sites on Forest Service managed lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51114
Location: UNIT - Snoqualmie Ranger District, Skykomish Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - King. LEGAL - Not Applicable National Forest System managed lands along the U.S. Highway 2 and Interstate 90 corridors. Six sites on the Skykomish RD, and one site on the Snoqualmie RD.
King County 911 Upgrades Project - Phase 1
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 02/2018
Actual: 02/01/2018
06/2018 Eric Ozog
360-691-4396
comments-pacificnorthwest-mtbaker-snoqualmie@fs.fed.us
Description: Project would approve construction of additional facilities at existing leased communications sites on National Forest System lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49898
Location: UNIT - Snoqualmie Ranger District, Skykomish Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - King. LEGAL - T. 26 N., R. 11 E., Sec. 36; T. 25 N., R. 11 E., Sec. 12; T. 22 N., R. 11 E., Sec. 5 Two locations on Skykomish Ranger District (Maloney Ridge and Sobieski Mountain), and one location on the Snoqualmie Ranger District (Dodge Ridge, above Snoqualmie Pass).
Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Darrington Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Big Four Boardwalk Replacement
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/24/2017
Expected: 12/2017 05/2018 Bridget Wisniewski
360-436-1155
comments-pacificnorthwest-mtbaker-snoqualmie-darrington@fs.fed.us
Description: Project proposal would replace 750 feet of boardwalk within the footprint of the original trail.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51716
Location: UNIT - Darrington Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Snohomish. LEGAL - Not Applicable Township 30N; Range 10E; Section 22.
Darrington Storm Damage Repairs
CE
- Road management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/18/2016
Expected: 03/2018 06/2018 Santino Pascua
425-888-8784
spascua02@fs.fed.us
Description: The project would repair storm-damaged trails and roads on Darrington District as funding is available. Repairs include trail tread and reconstruction. Road repairs include slide debris removal, drainage and embankment repairs, and reconstruction.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49024
Location: UNIT - Darrington Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Snohomish. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project work is located throughout the Darrington District.
Gold Basin Habitat Restoration Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Comment Period
12/20/2016
Expected: 03/2018 04/2018 Peter Forbes
360-436-1155 ext 248
comments-pacificnorthwest-mtbaker-snoqualmie-darrington@fs.fed.us
Description: Reduce sediment delivery from the Gold Basin slide to the S.F. Stillaguamish River to improve salmonid habitat. Includes: construction of live crib, sediment detention basins, diversion fencing, grading, large woody debris structures, & re-vegetation
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47205
Location: UNIT - Darrington Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Snohomish. LEGAL - T30N R08E Sections 13,14,23 and 24. Project is located east of Verlot in the S.F. of the Stillaguamish River basin, in the slide area across(north)from the Gold Basin campground.
Green Mountain Trail Re-route
CE
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Bridget Wisniewski
360-436-1155
bwisniewski@fs.fed.us
Description: The project would relocate 1600 feet of trail. The project would reduce grade and create safer terrain for hikers. The reduction in grade would also promote vegetation health along the trail, by minimizing impacts of erosion.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51714
Location: UNIT - Darrington Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Snohomish. LEGAL - Not Applicable Township 32N; Range 12E; Section 10.
Milk Creek Trail Connection
CE
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Bridget Wisniewski
360-436-1155
comments-pacificnorthwest-mtbaker-snoqualmie-darrington@fs.fed.us
Description: This project proposes to replace a bridge crossing the Suiattle River, reconnecting Milk Creek Trail and providing access to the Pacific Crest Trail.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51715
Location: UNIT - Darrington Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Snohomish. LEGAL - Not Applicable Township 32N; Range 12E; Section 24 and 25.
Monte Cristo Access Project
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Road management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2018
Expected: 05/2019 05/2019 Peter Forbes
360-436-1155 ext 248
pforbes@fs.fed.us
Description: Determine the long term access needs to Monte Cristo.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53315
Location: UNIT - Darrington Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Snohomish. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Monte Cristo townsite is located in the SE1/4 of Section 21, Township 29 North, Range 11 East.
S.F. Stillaguamish Vegetation Management Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Comment Period
06/01/2017
Expected: 02/2018 02/2018 Phyllis Reed
360-436-2332
comments-pacificnorthwest-mtbaker-snoqualmie-darrington@usda.gov
Description: Thin second-growth forest within S.F. Stillaguamish River drainage to promote forest structure for old-growth associated species and maintain and enhance Riparian Reserve conditions. Recreation improvements and road decommissioning also included.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48837
Location: UNIT - Darrington Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Snohomish. LEGAL - Not Applicable S.F. Stillaguamish River drainage including Canyon Creek, located east of Granite Falls
USGS Glacier Peak Seismic Monitoring Stations
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Todd Griffin
360-677-2258
comments-pacificnorthwest-mtbaker-snoqualmie@fs.fed.us
Description: This project would issue a 20-year permit for USGS to install and maintain four seismic monitoring stations around Glacier Peak.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46957
Location: UNIT - Darrington Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Snohomish. LEGAL - T30N, R14E, Sections 24 and 29, and T30N, R12E, Section 5 and T31N, R15E, Section 5 All project sites are located in Glacier Peak Wilderness, 4 to 8 miles from the top of Glacier Peak.
Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Mt Baker Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Baker Lake Entrance Station
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2018
Expected: 03/2018 06/2018 Daniel McDermott
360-854-2611
comments-pacificnorthwest-mtbaker-snoqualmie-mtbaker@fs.fed.us
Description: Establish a visitor information station and other associated facilities at an entrance portal to Baker Lake Basin.
Location: UNIT - Mt Baker Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Whatcom. LEGAL - T37N; R8E; Sec. 25 This project is located in Whatcom County, WA approximately 9 miles north of Concrete, WA in Township 37N; Range 8E; Section 25. This project is accessed from the Baker Lake Road, FS 11.
Elbow Lake Trail, Middle Fork Nooksack River Bridge Construction
CE
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Daniel McDermott
360-854-2611
comments-pacificnorthwest-mtbaker-snoqualmie-mtbaker@fs.fed.us
Description: This project would allow the installation of a 70' trail bridge over the MF Nooksack River. The project would also create a new parking area(up to 10 vehicles), and relocate less than one mile of stock trail to connect to the original trail.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50977
Location: UNIT - Mt Baker Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Whatcom. LEGAL - T38N; R7E; Secs. 31, 32 This project is located in Whatcom County, approximately 16 miles east of Deming, WA in Township 38N; Range 7E; Sections 31 and 32.
Excelsior Mine Plan of Operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
11/02/2017
Est. Comment Period
03/2018
Expected: 07/2018 08/2018 Todd Griffin
425-783-6033
comments-pacificnorthwest-mtbaker-snoqualmie-mtbaker@fs.fed.us
Description: Improve access to mine site, repair underground infrastructure, and conduct underground sampling.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43458
Location: UNIT - Mt Baker Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Whatcom. LEGAL - NW ¼ Sec. 5, and NE ¼ Sec. 6, T39N, R8E, W.M. The Excelsior Plan of Operation project is located in the North Cascades, approximately seven miles east of Glacier, Whatcom County, Washington, on the south side of Highway 542
Swen Larsen Quarry Expansion
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology Analysis Completed Expected: 01/2018
Actual: 01/04/2018
05/2018 Todd Griffin
360-677-2258
comments-pacificnorthwest-mtbaker-snoqualmie-mtbaker@fs.fed.us
Description: Amend the existing Plan of Operations to expand the quarry by 9.98 acres on National Forest System Lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50073
Location: UNIT - Mt Baker Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Skagit, Whatcom. LEGAL - Sections 34 & 35, T38N, R6E, W.M. The project is located in the Whatcom County approximately 10 miles east-southeast of Deming, WA in Sec 34 & 35, T38N, R6E, W.M.
USGS South Cascade Glacier Research Station
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Sue ShermanBiery
360-856-5700
sshermanbiery@fs.fed.us
Description: The USFS proposes to issue a 20 year permit to USGS Ice and Climate Project, to continue the operation and maintenance of the research station at S Cascade Glacier, in the Glacier Peak Wilderness area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42137
Location: UNIT - Mt Baker Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Skagit. LEGAL - T33N, R13E, Sec. 2 South Cascade Glacier in the Glacier Peaks Wilderness
Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Skykomish Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Beckler River Confluence Restoration
CE
- Watershed management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2018
Expected: 06/2018 07/2019 Karen Chang
425-888-1421 x219
comments-pacificnorthwest-mtbaker-snoqualmie-skykomish@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct 5-10 large woody debris jams in the Beckler River to reconnect relic channels between the Beckler and South Fork Skykomish River floodplains, and to reconnect a side channel along the right-bank of the Beckler.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52144
Location: UNIT - Skykomish Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - King. LEGAL - T26N, R11E, Sec 25, NW 1/4 Lower .4 mile of the Beckler River
Skykomish District 2016 ERFO Road Repairs
CE
- Recreation management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/11/2017
Expected: 03/2018 06/2018 Santino Pascua
425-888-1421
comments-pacificnorthwest-mtbaker-skykomish@fs.fed.us
Description: Repair of storm-damaged roads in the Skykomish Ranger District, including Forest Service led repair work proposed for FSR 6412, 6830, and 6835. Additional repairs also led by Federal Highways Administration.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52987
Location: UNIT - Skykomish Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - King, Snohomish. LEGAL - Not Applicable Beckler Peak Rd (FSR 6066); Index Rd(63); Beckler River Rd(65); Miller River Rd(6412); Tonga Ridge Rd (6830); and West Fork Foss River Road (6835).
Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Snoqualmie Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
7222 Connector Road
EA
- Watershed management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2018
Expected: 08/2018 09/2018 Melissa Shelley
541-523-1929
comments-pacificnorthwest-mtbaker-snoqualmie-snoqualmie@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct approx .25 mile of road to connect Rd 7222 at with Rd 7224 to access the upper part of the George Creek subwatershed. Decommission approx. 3 miles of Rd 7224 that is high risk for landslides and aquatics.
Location: UNIT - Snoqualmie Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pierce. LEGAL - Not Applicable T18N, R10E. Sec 12
Snoqualmie District 2016 ERFO Road Repairs
CE
- Road management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2018
Expected: 05/2018 05/2018 Felix Nishida
425-783-6081
comments-pacificnorthwest-mtbaker-snoqualmie@fs.fed.us
Description: Repair of storm-damaged roads and trails in the Snoqualmie Ranger District, including Forest Service led repair work proposed for FSR 50 FSR 56, FSR 1250, and Gold Creek Trail Bridge. Additional repairs also led by Federal Highways Administration.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52035
Location: UNIT - Snoqualmie Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - King. LEGAL - Not Applicable National Forest System Road 50, mile post 23.38. Gold Creek Pond Trail Bridge.
Snoquera Landscape Analysis
EA
- Forest products
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2018
Expected: 06/2019 07/2019 Melissa Shelley
360-677-2258
comments-pacificnorthwest-mtbaker-snoqualmie-snoqualmie@fs.fed.us
Description: Landscape scale analysis, project proposal being updated post Norse Peak fire, which was partially within the project area boundary.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51969
Location: UNIT - Snoqualmie Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - King, Pierce. LEGAL - Not Applicable Southern portion of Snoqualmie Ranger District, formerly known as the White River Ranger District.
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