Projects are proposed actions that are analyzed through the NEPA process (EIS, EA, or CE) that involves analyzing different alternatives to the proposed action, requires public notice and comment, and results in a NEPA decision (ROD, DN, or DM) which, subject to an administrative appeals process, and is implemented on the ground. The Forest Projects below are projects that we are analyzing or have analyzed under the NEPA process. Projects that are "Developing Proposal" or "Under Analysis" may have an opportunity for public collaboration and input on the proposed actions and the analysis being conducted.
Coe Diversion Grade Control Project
Middle Fork Irrigation District proposes to construct a roughened channel at two existing partial fish passage barriers. Large boulders would be added to the channel below the existing boulder weirs to create a steep riffle that is passable by fish.
Polallie Cooper Hazardous Fuels Reduction
Reduce fuels loading in fire adapted plant communities in the Cooper Spur Wildland Urban Interface located in the East Fork of Hood River watershed. Treatments may include plantation thinning, firewood removal, fuel break & natural stand thinning.
Collaboration on this project is being coordinated by the Hood River Collaborative Stewardship Crew. If you are interested in participating in the collaborative group process, please contact Anne Saxby with the Hood River Soil & Water Conservation Group at 541-386-6719 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2013 Middle Fork Irrigation District Projects
Four projects would be completed by MFID within the permit area: (1) Clear Branch Dam Parapet Wall Refurbishment; (2) Right-of-Way Bushing; (3) Sediment Basin Cleaning; and, (4) Wood Placement Below Clear Branch Dam.
AeroVironment Electric Vehicle Charging Station
Construction of an electric vehicle charging station in the Skibowl West parking lot
Bull Run Land Exchange
The Mt. Hood National Forest would convey 2,830 acres of land to the City of Portland, and acquire 2,528 acres of city land, all in the Bull Run Watershed Management Unit.
Buttercup Chairlift Replacement and Realignment
To increase capacity and improve traffic flow, a new ski lift and new terminal sites will be installed and the alignment will be changed and extended at Buttercup ski lift. A new access road and utility lines will be constructed as connected actions.
C800 Group Communication Facility
Improve public agency emergency service communications available along the highways leading to Mt. Hood and the Timberline Ski Area, as well as the surrounding forestlands.
Cascade Crossing Transmission Project
Portland General Electric proposes to construct, maintain, and operate a 500 kV, single-circuit transmission line that would cross 1.2 miles of the Mt. Hood National Forest.
Cooper Spur-Government Camp Land Exchange
The Forest Service would convey 120 acres of property at Government Camp and acquire 770 acres of private land at Cooper Spur.
Gate Creek OHV Crossing Project
Build a trail system to connect the staging area & main trail while completing a loop in the Rock Creek OHV area. The project would install 3 culverts to cross Gate Creek, construct 0.8 miles of trail and convert 0.2 miles of FS Road 4830 to mix use.
Thinning of second-growth stands in the Oak Grove and Middle Clackamas Watersheds
Knebal Springs Super Connector Trail Construction
Construct 4 miles of trail to move existing route off FS Roads 1700 & 1720. Minimal clearing would be needed since the majority of the project is on skid roads used for The Dalles Fuelbreak project. Only 0.4 miles of trail would be new construction.
Improve forest health in West, East & Middle Fork of Hood River subwatersheds. Treatments include plantation thinning, firewood removal & huckleberry enhancement, plus decommissioning 2.1 miles and closing (year round & seasonal) 22.3 miles of roads. Collaboration on this project is being coordinated by the Hood River Collaborative Stewardship Crew. If you are interested in participating in the collaborative group process, please contact Anne Saxby with the Hood River Soil & Water Conservation Group at 541-386-6719 or email@example.com.
Lemiti Fuels Reduction Project
Fuels reduction and salvage of bug killed lodgepole pine
Mt. Hood Meadows Parking Improvements EIS
Construct the Twilight Parking Lot (12.5 acres), including the access roads, cut/ fill slopes, storm water swales, snow storage, and equipment maintenance yard. Also, construct a new maintenance shop on the north side of the Sunrise parking lot.
Red Hill Restoration
Improve forest health in Upper West Fork Hood River subwatershed. Potential treatments include plantation thinning, riparian enhancement, fuels reduction, habitat improvement & huckleberry enhancement.
fish and watershed restoration projects
Rhododendron Water Association Diversion Maintenance
Structural reinforcement to the exposed underside of the diversion structure for the Rhododendron Water Association's operations in Henry Creek, which has eroded away and is in need of repair.
2012 Forestwide Restoration
Restore specific high priority watersheds that have been identified through Watershed Restoration Action Plans as well as other high priority restoration projects outside these watersheds.
The purpose of this project is to thin second-growth plantations to achieve multiple objectives. Thinning would occur in matrix, late-successional reserves and riparian reserves.
Mt. Hood Meadows 2013 Maintenance Projects
Complete maintenance projects within Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort permit area. Projects include: trail sign replacement, new trail signs at Shooting Star, Nordic ski trail maintenance, Kinnikinnick stumping grinding, and fiber optic line installation.
Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Management Plan
This decision is in accordance with the 2005 Travel Management Rule, and it amends the Mt. Hood Forest Plan. With this decision, OHV policy on the Forest is changed from ?all roads and areas being open to motorized vehicles unless posted closed? to ?all roads and areas are closed to motor vehicles unless designated open? and depicted open to motor vehicle use on the motor vehicle use map. Many of the roads that were closed to OHV use were closed based on safety issues related to mixed traffic use. In addition, all cross country travel by motor vehicles is now prohibited. These OHV systems provide for a more diverse and higher quality range of OHV recreation than currently exists. Based on an appeal resolution meeting, the Mt. Defiance location has been withdrawn from the decision. OHVs are not permitted in this area. Also, road 4820-140 and a portion of the 150 were included to the Rock Creek location (see attached map in the ?Appeal Resolution Summary? documents below).
Timberline Express Chairlift
Construction of a new chairlift and ski trail network in the southwest corner of Timberline Ski Area permit area.
Timberline Lodge Walking Trails Reconstruction
This project will relocate short sections of trail and reconstruct the walking trails above Timberline Lodge to the PCT. It will remove the broken asphalt and replace the trails with packed gravel. At least one trail will be ADA compliant.
Timberline Mountain Bike Trails and Skills Park
RLK & Company propose to develop a managed, lift-assisted mountain bike trails and skills park within the permit area of the Timberline Ski Area. Approximately 8-9 acres of ground disturbance would occur.
Road Decommissioning for Habitat Restoration, Increment #3 (Barlow and Hood River Ranger Districts)
Decommissioning roads to improve hydrologic function and reduce adverse impacts to aquatic and terrestrial habitats on the Barlow and Hood River Ranger Districts.