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)
- Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, Hells Canyon NRA
- Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, La Grande Ranger District
- Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, Wallowa Valley Ranger District
- Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, Whitman 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
Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision
EIS

   *UPDATED*
- Land management planning In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
03/14/2014
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
04/2018
Expected: 09/2018 09/2018 Peter Fargo
541-523-1231
bluemtnsplanrevision@fs.fed.us
Description: Revision of Land Management Plans (Forest Plans) for the Malheur, Umatilla, & Wallowa-Whitman Forests. Forest Plans provide strategic, program-level guidance for future management of forests and their natural resources for the next 10-15 years.
Web Link: http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/BlueMountainForestPlanRevisionComments
Location: UNIT - Malheur National Forest All Units, Umatilla National Forest All Units, Wallowa Valley Ranger District, Eagle Cap Ranger District, La Grande Ranger District, Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon, Washington. COUNTY - Baker, Grant, Harney, Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wheeler, Asotin, Columbia, Garfield, Walla Walla. LEGAL - Not Applicable Forest-wide for Malheur, Umatilla, & Wallowa-Whitman (except for the HCNRA)
Blue Mountains Forest Resiliency Project
EIS
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
02/05/2016
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
04/2017
Expected: 04/2018 04/2018 Darcy Weseman
541-278-3755
deweseman@fs.fed.us
Description: The Blue Mountains Forest Resiliency Project will propose thinning and prescribed burning on approximately 610,000 acres on the Ochoco, Umatilla and Wallowa-Whitman National Forests.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48582
Location: UNIT - Ochoco National Forest All Units, Umatilla National Forest All Units, Wallowa-Whitman National Forest All Units. STATE - Oregon, Washington. COUNTY - Baker, Crook, Grant, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wheeler, Asotin, Columbia, Garfield, Walla Walla. LEGAL - Not Applicable the project area lies within the Blue Mountains ecoregion of northeast Oregon and southeast Washington. It covers 13 counties and includes shared boundaries with private, tribal, state and other lands
Ten Cent Community Wildfire Protection Project
EIS

   *UPDATED*
- Fuels management Analysis Completed Expected: 01/2018
Actual: 12/29/2017
04/2018 Andrew Stinchfield
541-427-5397
astinchfield@fs.fed.us
Description: This fuels reduction project is located within the Granite Creek Watershed on the Umatilla and Wallowa-Whitman National forests and is located in Grant County, Oregon.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45203
Location: UNIT - North Fork John Day Ranger District, Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - The project area is located in Grant County, Oregon, in the: Southeast corner of Township 8, South Range 34 East This project is located within the Granite Creek Watershed on the Umatilla and Wallowa-Whitman National forests
Wallowa-Whitman 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
Wallowa-Whitman National Forest Travel Management Plan
EIS
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Cindy Christensen
541-962-8501
cjchristensen@fs.fed.us
Description: Comprehensive plan for motorized recreation on the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest (except for HCNRA). Will include designated routes for all motorized vehicles except snowmobiles.
Location: UNIT - Wallowa Valley Ranger District, La Grande Ranger District, Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker, Grant, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa. Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, Hells Canyon NRA R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Hells Canyon NRA Private Land Use Regulations
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders On Hold N/A N/A Dea Nelson
541-523-1316
dnelson09@fs.fed.us
Description: Conduct a NEPA analysis on the Private Land Use Regulations (36 CFR 292.20-25) for the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. On hold pending further direction.
Location: UNIT - Hells Canyon NRA. STATE - Idaho, Oregon. COUNTY - Adams, Idaho, Nez Perce, Baker, Wallowa. LEGAL - Portions of T5N-7S, R46E-51E WM; T27N-22N, R1W-3W and 1E BM Hells Canyon National Recreation Area in Baker and Wallowa Counties in Oregon and Adams, Idaho and Nez Perce Counties in Idaho.
Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, La Grande Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Arnoldus Spring Water Permit Renewal
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/27/2017
Expected: 01/2018 01/2018 Andrew Steele
541-962-8543
andrewtsteele@fs.fed.us
Description: Permit renewal for maintaining and operating two spring water boxes and water pipe lines to supply spring water to adjacent private land.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53138
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T2S R38E Section 5 One section due south of Mt. Emily towers
BPA-CTUIR Upper Grande Ronde SUP
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management
- Facility management
Analysis Completed Expected: 01/2018
Actual: 01/11/2018
01/2018 Andrew Steele
541-962-8543
andrewtsteele@fs.fed.us
Description: Renewal of a special use permit for an existing fish acclimation site on the Upper Grande Ronde River.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52878
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - Not Applicable 5125 Road south of Vey Ranch
Beaver Creek TSI
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/30/2018
Expected: 06/2018 09/2018 David Komlosi
541-962-8561
dkomlosi@fs.fed.us
Description: Pre-commercial thinning and fuels reduction using either manual or mechanical methods in identified harvest units and /or road systems for Rocky Mountain elk habitat enhancement, and to create potential fuels break opportunities.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53039
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T4S R36E Sections 21-35 Southern boundary: 4305 Rd to Park Saddle, Northern boundary: forest boundary adjacent to private lands, Eastern boundary: 4305 220 Rd, Western boundary: 5110 Rd.
Bird Track Springs Fish Enhancement Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Comment Period
09/15/2017
Expected: 02/2018 04/2018 Aric Johnson
541-962-8517
ajjohnson@fs.fed.us
Description: To enhance fish habitat for salmonids by creating active and available floodplain, relocating channel, enhancing side channels and existing channel, enhancing floodplain roughness, enhancing riparian and upland vegetation and wetlands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47283
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T3S, R36E, Sections 11, 12, 14, 15, 16 Project is located along a portion of the Grande Ronde River, along Hwy. 244, on national forest land and private lands, in the vicinity of Bird Track Springs.
Boardman To Hemingway Transmission Line Project
EIS
- Special use management In Progress
FEIS NOA in Federal Register
06/30/2017
Expected: 05/2018 06/2018 Arlene Blumton
541-962-8522
ablumton@fs.fed.us
Description: Idaho Power is proposing to construct and operate a 500 kV transmission line between Boardman, Or and Murphy, Id. BLM is the lead agency.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=26709
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T2S R36E Union County, Oregon, along Interstate 84.
Eclipse Fuels Treatment
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Fuels management
Cancelled N/A N/A Lucas Glick
970-723-2714
lglick@fs.fed.us
Description: This project proposes to target specific areas for commercial harvest, pre-commercial thinning/fuels reduction treatments using either manual or mechanical methods. The purpose is to create a fuels break opportunity along the 4300-250 road.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53066
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T5S, R36E, sections 10, 11, 14 The western boundary is the 4300-250 on a ridge above the Beaver Creek Roadless Area. The eastern boundary is formed by the 4300 and 4300 220 roads.
Riparian Livestock Exclusion by Wood II
CE
- Watershed management
- Grazing management
On Hold N/A N/A Joe Platz
541-962-8571
jplatz@fs.fed.us
Description: This project would exclude livestock from streams by placing wood within the riparian area, allowing the riparian area to recover and streambank stabilization. Listed fish species are present.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34479
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T4S, R36E, section 18 and 19 Little Beaver Creek within the Lower Beaver Creek subwatershed
Sheep Creek Large Wood, Fencing, and Planting Project Phase II
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/23/2017
Expected: 05/2019 07/2019 Joe Platz
541-962-8571
jplatz@fs.fed.us
Description: This project is designed to improve spring/summer Chinook habitat, summer steelhead habitat, and migratory habitat for bull trout. Project activities include building 45 woody stream structures, 2 culvert replacements, planting, fencing, and seeding.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51154
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T6S, R35E, S1/2/11/14 Sheep Creek is a tributary to the Uppper Grande Ronde River. The project is on 3.0 miles of Sheep Creek in reaches 1-2. Union County.
Spring Creek Vegetation Management
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/30/2018
Expected: 09/2018 10/2018 Lucas Glick
970-723-2714
lglick@fs.fed.us
Description: Small timber sale to promote resiliency in the Spring Creek area using ground based systems.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53273
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T2S, R36E, S4 North of the 2100 and 2155.600 junction and west of the 2155.100 and 2155
Spring Creek Vegetation Management Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2018
Expected: 05/2018 09/2018 Lucas Glick
970-723-2714
lglick@fs.fed.us
Description: This small timber sale is proposed to promote resiliency within an overstocked stand in the Spring Creek Area. Treatment would help benefit sensitive wildlife species that depend on single story large diameter stands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53068
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T2S, R36E, Section 4 North and west of the FSR 2100 and 2155 junction
Two Eagle Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/22/2017
Est. Comment Period
06/2018
Expected: 02/2019 06/2019 Brianna Carollo
541-962-8588
briannakcarollo@fs.fed.us
Description: Mechanical thinning, slash busting, prescribed fire, piling and burning to manage and improve vegetative health and sustainability and to treat fuels near wildland urban interface, private lands, and the Eagle Cap Wilderness.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49749
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T5-6S, R42-43E Project area is from Flagstaff Butte and West Eagle Meadows to Eagle Creek, Two Color Guard Station and Tamarack Campground in the West Eagle, Upper Eagle, and Eagle-Bennett subwatersheds.
Woodlee Reach Restoration
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2018
Expected: 09/2018 05/2019 Joe Platz
541-962-8571
jplatz@fs.fed.us
Description: Restoration project on 2.5 miles of the Upper Grande Ronde River (Woodlee Reach) to improve hydrologic function and habitat for spring/summer chinook, summer steelhead, and bull trout.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53300
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T6D, R36E, S4/5/9 Upper Grande Ronde River
Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, Wallowa Valley Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Big Sheep Divide Range Analysis
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period
03/23/2016
Expected: 01/2018 01/2018 Shawn Mork
541-426-5593
smork@fs.fed.us
Description: Environmental analysis to authorize livestock grazing for 4 allotments on the Wallowa Valley Ranger District.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45756
Location: UNIT - Wallowa Valley Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wallowa. LEGAL - Not Applicable Approximately 16 miles east of Enterprise, Oregon on the Big Sheep Divide.
Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, Whitman Ranger District R6 - Pacific Northwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Elkhorn Communication Site
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2018
Expected: 02/2018 03/2018 Jay Moore
541-742-6701
jbmoore@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a new Communications Use Lease authorizing Baker County Sheriff to continue to utilize the Elkhorn Communication facility for a 20-year term, which will allow continued operation and maintenance of the facility.
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T. 13 S., R. 35  E., Section 6. 12 miles west of Unity, Oregon on the Whitman Ranger District, Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.
Idaho Power-Elkhorn Electronic Site Distribution Line
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
09/2017
Expected: 10/2017 10/2017 Jay Moore
541-523-1383
jbmoore@fs.fed.us
Description: issue a Special Use Permit for a term of 20 years that authorizes Idaho Power to occupy and use National Forest System lands for the purpose of operation and maintenance of a 7.2 kV electric distribution line and the necessary appurtenances thereto.
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T. 13 S. R. 36 E. Sec 22, arriving at Elkhorn Communication Site at T. 16 S. R. 35 E. Sec 16. Approximately 5 miles west of Unity, Oregon.
Pine Valley Range Allotment Management Plans
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/23/2016
Est. Comment Period
02/2018
Expected: 08/2018 09/2018 Kelby Witherspoon
541-523-1333
kswitherspoon@fs.fed.us
Description: Four grazing allotments on the Whitman Ranger District of the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest and Hells Canyon National Recreation Area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48919
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker, Wallowa. LEGAL - Not Applicable Pine Creek Watershed
Powder River Mining
EIS
- Minerals and Geology Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register
03/2018
Expected: 04/2019 05/2019 Robert Macon
541-523-1343
rmacon@fs.fed.us
Description: Analyze proposed mining plans of operations within the Powder River Watershed.
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T 8,9,10S, R 36,37,38,39E Powder River Watershed
Rail Reforestation Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2018
Expected: 03/2018 03/2018 Roy Cuzick
541-523-1327
rdcuzick@fs.fed.us
Description: Reforestation across approximately 2800 acres of lands that experienced high levels of tree mortality as a result of the 2016 Rail Fire. Activities include hand planting of native tree species utilizing seed sources collected from the local area.
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - Township 13S Range 35 ? E, Portions of Sections: 10 thru 14, 23 thru 26, 35 & 36 Township 13S Range 36E, Portions of Sections 18 thru 20, 29 thru 31 Township 14S Range 35 ?, E Portions of Section 1 Township 14S Range 36 E, Portions of Sections 4,5,8,9 The project area is located on the Wallowa Whitman National Forest approximately 5 miles west of Unity, Oregon.
Spruce Gulch Quarry
EA
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A Robert Macon
541-523-1343
rmacon@fs.fed.us
Description: ODOT has proposed approx. 45 acre mineral material site for development and an a 11 acre storage site within an overall site area of 135 acres.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48138
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T 10 S, R 37 E, Sec 15 & 16 FS 1090 Rd approximately 1/2 mile south of Hwy 7, about 4 miles southwest of Sumpter, OR.
Upper North Fork John Day Mining
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
08/03/2009
Est. Comment Period
01/2018
Expected: 07/2018 08/2018 Robert Macon
541-523-1343
rmacon@fs.fed.us
Description: This project would provide approval for Plans of Operations under 36 CFR 228.
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T. 7S., R 36 E., sec 7, T 8S, R. 35 1/2 E., sec 11 and 12, T 8S, R 36 E., sec 7, These mines are located in the Upper North Fork John Day River watershed off of road systems 7325, 7335, 7340
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