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)
- Olympic National Forest, Hood Canal Ranger District / Hoodsport
- Olympic National Forest, Hood Canal Ranger District / Quilcene
- Olympic National Forest, Pacific Ranger District / Forks
- Olympic National Forest, Pacific Ranger District / Quinault


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
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.
Olympic National Forest, Hood Canal Ranger District / Hoodsport R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Dosewallips Road Washout
EIS
- Road management On Hold N/A N/A Gregory Wahl
360-956-2375
gtwahl@fs.fed.us
Description: Forest Service Road 2610 washed out during the January 2002 storm event. Environmental analysis will be conducted to determine access to Olympic National Park and Forest Service campgrounds.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=7483
Location: UNIT - Hood Canal Ranger District / Hoodsport. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - T26N, R3W, Sec 16, Willamette Meridian. This project is in the Dosewallips watershed. Approximately 13 miles northwest of Brinnon, WA.
Wynoochee Restoration and Road Management Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2018
Expected: 07/2019 01/2020 Kimberly Crider
360-956-2376
kcrider@fs.fed.us
Description: Thin 2nd growth forest stands to accelerate old growth habitat development. Adjust road maintenance levels to match priorities for maintenance, closure and decommissioning. Authorize campground hazard tree removal and minor recreation adjustments.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53124
Location: UNIT - Hood Canal Ranger District / Hoodsport. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Grays Harbor. LEGAL - T22N, R8W, Sec 1, 2, 10-15, 24, 26, 34; T22N, R7W, Sections 3-5, 7-10, 16-21, 28-32; T23N, R7W, Sec 10, 11, 13, 20-22, 27,28,33,34, Willamette Meridian. Located in the Upper and Headwaters Wynoochee 6th field watersheds. Project area located about 40 miles north of Aberdeen, WA.
Olympic National Forest, Hood Canal Ranger District / Quilcene R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Dungeness Watershed Roads Management Project
EA
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2016
Est. Comment Period
02/2018
Expected: 07/2018 08/2018 Dana Butler
360-956-2280
danabutler@fs.fed.us
Description: Treatment of about 25 miles of roads identified in the Dungeness Watershed Action Plan as impacting or at risk of impacting aquatic resources. Treatment may include road closures, road decommissioning, or road to trail conversions.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49643
Location: UNIT - Hood Canal Ranger District / Quilcene. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T29N, R04W, Sec 19-23, 25-28, 32-36; T29N, R3W, Sec 32, 33; T28N, R3W, Sec 7, 18, 29, 30, 32; T28N, R4W, Sec 25, Willamette Meridian. Project area is located south of Sequim, WA, in the following watersheds: Headwaters Dungeness River, Upper Dungeness River, Middle Dungeness River, Lower Gray Wolf River, and McDonald Creek.
Falls View Campground Forest Health and Restoration
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Recreation management
- Forest products
Analysis Completed Expected: 01/2018
Actual: 02/08/2018
05/2018 Nicole LaGioia
360-765-2213
nllagioia@fs.fed.us
Description: Removal of infected trees, or at risk of infection from root disease, that are a safety hazard within the Falls View Campground. Proposed activities within the 22 acre campground include tree removal and revegetation of the site with native species.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51415
Location: UNIT - Hood Canal Ranger District / Quilcene. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - T27N, R2W, Sec 33 and 34. Located within Falls View Campground along Highway 101 approximately 3 miles south of Quilcene, WA.
Olympic National Forest, Pacific Ranger District / Forks R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Calawah OHV Project
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Comment Period
09/29/2017
Expected: 06/2018 08/2018 Kimberly Crider
360-956-2376
kcrider@fs.fed.us
Description: Develop Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) trail system and staging area in the Bonidu area within the North Fork Calawah watershed. The proposal would provide about 22 miles of interlinking trails and close/rehabilitate about 6 miles of user created trails.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38717
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District / Forks. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T29N, R10W, Sec 6 and 7; T29N, R11W, Sec 1, 2, 11 and 12; and T30N, R11W, Sec 35, Willamette Meridian. Bonidu area accessed by Forest Service Roads 2929 and 2900700.
Dedmore Private Road Reissuance
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/10/2014
Expected: 04/2018 05/2018 Martha Krueger
360-765-2213
marthafkrueger@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue 20-year Special Use Permit for 500 feet of private road.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45983
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District / Forks. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T30N, R7W, Sec 33, Willamette Meridian. Located in the Elwha River watershed. Approximately 10 miles southwest of Port Angeles, WA.
Dedmore Waterline Reissuance
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/10/2014
Expected: 04/2018 05/2018 Martha Krueger
360-765-2213
marthafkrueger@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue 20-year Special Use Permit for a waterline (1000 ft. of 1 1/2 in. pipe) and associated improvements.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45959
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District / Forks. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T30N, R7W, Sec 33, Willamette Meridian. Elwha River watershed. Approximately 10 miles southwest of Port Angeles, WA.
Department of Natural Resources Access Roads
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/18/2017
Expected: 01/2018 02/2018 Joel Nowak
360-956-2266
joelnowak@fs.fed.us
Description: Washington State Department of Natural Resources proposes to construct two new spur roads to access State timberlands. Lengths are 1030 feet and 1700 feet.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51427
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District / Forks. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T30N, R9W Sec 16 and 17; T30N, R11W Sec 15, Willamette Meridian. Approximately 15 miles northeast of Forks, WA
Department of Natural Resources Timberland Access
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/18/2017
Expected: 01/2018 02/2018 Joel Nowak
360-956-2266
joelnowak@fs.fed.us
Description: The Washington State Deptartment of Natural Resources is proposing to access state land via National Forest System road 3030000 and a new spur approximately 1200 feet long.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51424
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District / Forks. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T29N, R6W, Sec 3, Willamette Meridian. Approximately 6 miles southeast of Port Angeles, WA near the Little River.
North Fork Calawah Vegetation Management Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Analysis Completed Expected: 01/2018
Actual: 01/09/2018
10/2018 Kimberly Crider
360-956-2376
kcrider@fs.fed.us
Description: Vegetation management (timber harvest) and restoration treatments on 4,000 acres to accelerate development of late-successional forest habitat conditions for wildlife and watershed health, and to contribute to local economies.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47182
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District / Forks. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T29N, R12W, Sec 1-9, 13-17, 20, 21; T29N, R11W, Sec 1-15, 19, 22, 29, 30; T30N, R11W, Sec 31-35; T29N, R10W, Sec 7, 17-19, Willamette Meridian. Located about 6 miles northeast of the town of Forks, WA in North Fork Calawah, Bockman Creek-Sol Duc, and Beaver Creek-Sol Duc, Kugel Creek-Sol Duc, and Gunderson Creek-Sol Duc River watersheds.
Verizon New Communication Site
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/02/2017
Expected: 04/2018 05/2018 Joel Nowak
360-956-2266
joelnowak@fs.fed.us
Description: Verizon proposes to install a new building and tower along Highway 101 to provide better service in the area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51426
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District / Forks. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T30N, R11W, Sec 27, Willamette Meridian. Approximately 12 miles northwest of Forks, WA, along HWY 101.
Olympic National Forest, Pacific Ranger District / Quinault R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Hendricksen Waterline Reissue
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2014
Expected: 01/2018 02/2018 Joel Nowak
360-956-2266
joelnowak@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue waterline Special Use Permit that has been in use since the 1930's. No changes to the existing footprint are proposed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44231
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District / Quinault. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T30N, R10W, Sec 20, Willamette Meridian. Located in the Sol Duc watershed.
Lake Quinault Water Company Permit Reissuance
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 01/2018
Actual: 01/05/2018
02/2018 Martha Krueger
360-288-0278
marthafkrueger@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue a 20-year term Special Use Permit authorizing Lake Quinault Water Company to operate and maintain a domestic water transmission system that provides potable water to the south shore of Lake Quinault.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52036
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District / Quinault. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Grays Harbor. LEGAL - T23N, R9W, Sec 19-21 and 30, Willamette Meridian. Includes pipelines along South Shore, Wrights Canyon, Lake Lane, Willaby Creek roads; wells near Gatton and Willaby Creeks; storage tank near Wrights Canyon Road; and access roads to wells and tank.
Queets Road Storage 2527 and 2527017
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Road management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2018
Expected: 04/2018 06/2018 Justin Urresti
360-288-0220
justinjurresti@fs.fed.us
Description: Stabilize the 2527 and 2727017 road system and place in a state of temporary storage/closure. The DNR proposes to remove stream crossings on adjacent land restricting road access for the near term.
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District / Quinault. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - T 25N. R 10W. Sec 31. This is an isolated block of FS land north of the Queets River. From Hwy 101 turn east on the Clearwater road to the DNR Q3000 road. Turn right on the Q3300 to the junction with FS lands.
Schoemake Waterline Permit Reissue
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/30/2014
Expected: 04/2018 05/2018 Joel Nowak
435-636-3364
joelnowak@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue waterline Special Use Permit, in use since the 1930's. No changes to the existing footprint.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44232
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District / Quinault. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T30N, R10W, Sec 19, Willamette Meridian. Located in the Calawah watershed. Approximately 13 miles east of Beaver, WA.
Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife Boat Launch Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A David Hammer
360-288-0202
davidchammer@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue a 20-year term Special Use Permit for the use and associated maintenance of a boat launch on the Hoh River.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45984
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District / Quinault. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - T27N, R11W, Sec 28, Willamette Meridian. Located on the Hoh River off of Lower Hoh River Road. Hoh River watershed.
Ziegler Creek/Norwood Culvert Removal
CE
- Watershed management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/01/2017
Expected: 01/2018 02/2018 Elizabeth Krier
360-288-0230
eakrier@fs.fed.us
Description: Remove two culverts on Ziegler Creek, a fish-bearing stream in the Upper Quinault Valley. National Forest System road 2272170 is a short road crossing which is no longer needed. Culvert removal will restore channel conditions.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51742
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District / Quinault. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Grays Harbor. LEGAL - T23N, R9W, Sec 10. Upper Quinault watershed, Ziegler Creek. Approximately 3 miles northeast of Quinault, WA.
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