Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2011 to 06/30/2011
Deschutes National Forest

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) :
Projects Occurring Nationwide
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Deschutes National Forest,  Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Deschutes National Forest,  Crescent Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Deschutes National Forest,  Sisters Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

Projects Occurring Nationwide  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Gypsy Moth Management in the United States: A Cooperative Approach
EIS

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/19/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 Noel Schneeberger
610-557-4121
nschneeberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: The USDA Forest Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are analyzing a range of strategies for controlling gypsy moth damage to forests and trees in the United States.
Web Link:  http://www.na.fs.fed.us/wv/eis/
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/25/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
12/2011 Larry Hayden
202-205-1559
lhayden@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Department of Agriculture proposes to promulgate a new planning rule, which will set out the process for development, revision, and amendment of National Forest System land management plans.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/planningrule
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Agency-wide Rule.
Nationwide Aerial Application of Fire Retardant on National Forest System Lands.
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/27/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 Glen Stein
208-869-5405
gstein@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service will prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement for the continued nationwide aerial application of fire retardant on National Forest System lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/retardant/index.html
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
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R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Invasive Plant Treatments
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  On Hold  N/A  N/A Debra Mafera
541-477-6914
dmafera@fs.fed.us 
Description: Supplemental EIS for site-specific treatment of invasive plants at approx. 1,892 sites on the Ochoco and Deschutes NF and Crooked River National Grassland. Methods include herbicides, manual, mechanical and cultural.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/invasiveplant-eis/site-specific/DES/
Location: UNIT - Deschutes National Forest All Units, Ochoco National Forest All Units. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Klamath. Deschutes & Ochoco NF.
Travel Management Environmental Impact Statement
EIS
- Recreation management  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 10/09/2009
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 06/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
09/2011 Mose Harris
541-383-5554
moseharris@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Travel Management EIS will implement the travel management rule (prohibiting motorized travel off of existing designated routes where it is not currently prohibited) and continue to provide motorized access for dispersed camping.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/centraloregon/travel-mgmt/index.shtml
Location: UNIT - Deschutes National Forest All Units, Ochoco National Forest All Units. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Crook, Deschutes, Grant, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake. Deschutes & Ochoco NF.
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Deschutes National Forest,   Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R6 - Pacific Northwest Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
BPA Tower Replacement at Sand Springs
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 02/17/2011  04/2011 Richard Wesseler
541-383-4792
rwesseler@fs.fed.us 
Description: An existing tower at the Sand Springs Compensation Station will be replaced with a 60 foot self-supporting tower with a foundation of 20 X 20 feet, to support new digital radio equipment. BPA is the only user at the Sand Springs site.
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. Bend/Ft. Rock Ranger District; T 21 S, R 15 E, Section 15, Willamette Meridian.
BPA-Antelope Communication Site
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 12/27/2010  02/2011 Scott McBride
541-383-4722
semcbride@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct a 512 sq. ft. building and four-leg 80' tower on Antelope communications site at Pine mountain. New facilities will co-exist with old facilities until operational; old facilities then removed. Impacting approx. .25 acres.
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - T. 20 S., R. 15 E., NE 1/4 Section 25. Antelope Communication site on Pine Mountain east of Bend, Oregon.
Cow Meadow Enhancement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 03/31/2011  05/2011 James Lowrie
541-383-4713
jlowrie@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project will improve habitat for Rocky Mountain Elk and a variety of bird species on approx. 170 acres of meadow habitat on the north shoreline of Crane Prairie Reservoir by cutting conifers, primarily lodgepole, and prescribed burning in the fall.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33011
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. Crane Prairie Reservoir is located approximately 26 miles southwest of the City of Bend and approximately 16 miles northwest of LaPine, Oregon. The Cow Meadow campground is nearby.
Eva's Trail
CE
- Recreation management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Marvin Lang
541-383-4793
melang@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct approximately 0.5 mile of barrier free trail from Cultus Lake Resort to Cultus Lake Campground. Includes barrier free facilities replacements or additions. Trail would be approximately 6 feet wide and surfaced with compacted gravel.
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - T 20 S, R 8 E, Sections 15 and 24. East side of Cultus Lake west of Bend, Oregon.
Fish Passage Improvements on Soda nd Goose Creeks
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/21/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
09/2011 Thomas Walker
541-383-4787
tawalker@fs.fed.us 
Description: The culvert at Goose Cr. will be replaced with a larger diameter culvert pipe; at Soda Cr. with a bridge or pre-facbricated box culvert. Bankfull channel widths would be exceeded at both sites, improving the passage of large wood and debris.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35351
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. West of Bend, Oregon on Highway 46 (Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway) near Sparks Lake.
Flank Vegetation and Fuels Management
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 01/28/2011  07/2011 Christy McDevitt
541-383-4725
cmcdevitt@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercial thinning, small tree thinning, salvage and overstory removal treatments on about 5,640 acres to help improve forest resiliency, move watershed toward historic range of variability, contribute forest products, and reduce fuels.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29349
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - T20S R13E, Sections 12, 13, 14, 15, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 34, 35, 36; T20S, R14E, Sections 19, 29, 30, 32, and 32. Northeast flank of the Newberry caldera; south of US 20 and east of US 97.
Junction Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/09/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
01/2012 Christy McDevitt
541-383-4725
cmcdevitt@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercial thinning, small tree thinning, salvage and overstory removal treatments on about 5,000 acres to help improve forest health and resiliency, contribute forest products, and reduce fuels.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32816
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - T19S, R9E, Sections 25 and 36; T19S, R10E, Sections 28-33; T20S, R9E, Sec 1, 12, 13, 24, 25, 36; T20S, R10E Sec 4-11, 14-23, 27-33. North boundary is 4140 and 520 Roads; South boundary is just south of 42 Road; East boundary follows 45-500 and 42; Boundary on west follows 4232 and 45-400.
Kapka Butte Sno-Park
EIS
- Recreation management
- Road management 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 01/02/2009
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 04/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
10/2011 Marvin Lang
541-383-4793
melang@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to build a new sno-park near Kapka Butte for more high elevation parking for winter recreationists. Approx. 70 slots for trailers; 40 for non-trailer vehicles. Trail links and new trail construction.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us./r6/centraloregon/projects/units/bendrock/index.shtml
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - T18S R9E Section 26. High Cascade Lakes.
Last Chance Mine Plan of Operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/18/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 Barton Wills
541-383-5618
bwills@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed Plan of Operations for a small-scale hard rock mining operation. The plan of operations would cover 5 years, ensuring the operations would be conducted to minimize adverse environmental impacts to surfce resources as well as reclamation.
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - T 23 S, R 15 E, Section 9. The mine is located 29 miles southeast of LaPine on the Deschutes National Forest in Lake County.
Lava Rock OHV System
EIS
- Recreation management
- Road management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Peter Sussmann
541-383-5594
prsussmann@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to create an OHV trail system, approx 109 miles of Class 3, and 45 miles of Class 2; close user created trails in excess of those designated; close level 2 roads in excess of administrative and public access needs.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=27154
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. Southeast of Bend, Oregon.
Mt. Bachelor Ski Area Developments
EIS

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 03/31/2011
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 03/2012 
Expected:02/2013
 
04/2013 Amy Tinderholt
541-383-4708
atinderholt@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal includes on-mountain improvements: new chairlift and associated trails, shortening and/or replacement of existing lifts, expanding snowmaking coverage, construction of a lift-served, downhill mountain bike park, additions to Nordic trails.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35863
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. Mt. Bachelor ski resort is 22 miles southwest of Bend, Oregon on the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway (Hwy 46).
Newberry Geothermal Consent to Lease Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/22/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
10/2011 Rod Bonacker
541-549-7729
rbonacker@fs.fed.us 
Description: The decision will either allow or deny BLM permission to lease National Forest System lands for geothermal exploration and potential development. Forest is analyzing 11 new parcels.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30232
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes, Lake. LEGAL - T21S R12E-Sec. 9,20,31; T22S R12E Sec. 14,15; T22S R13E Sec. 2,9,10,17-19,30,31. The parcels surround the Newberry National Volcano Monument east of LaPine, Oregon and south/southeast of Bend, Oregon.
Ogden Landscape Vegetation Management Project
EIS
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 12/31/2009
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 04/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
09/2011 Beth Peer
541-383-4769
bpeer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal includes commercial and precommercial thinning, shrub mowing, and prescribed burning across approx. 14,600 acres of the 26,500-acre project area to reduce tree densities, encourage LOS development, break up fuel continuity.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31006
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - T21S, R11,12E; T22S, R11,12E. East of Highway 97, South of Forest Road 9735, North of Forest Road 22 ; adjacent to the west of Newberry National Monument.
Phil's Trailhead Improvements
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/17/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
05/2012 Scott McBride
541-383-4712
semcbride@fs.fed.us 
Description: Expansion and improvements to include asphalt surfacing and enlargement of trailhead to accomodate 50+ parking spaces, reconstruction of access road, installation of a double CXT toilet and installation of an informational kiosk.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34607
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - T18S, R11E, SE Section 3. Just west of Bend, Oregon off of Forest Road 4601 at Phil's Trailhead.
Pumice Springs Enclosure and Wildlife Viewing Blinds
CE
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management 
Completed  Actual: 02/28/2011  03/2011 Julie York
541-549-7709, 410-1307 (cell)
jsyork@fs.fed.us 
Description: Protection and enhancement of two natural waterholes by constructing an exterior fence of approx. 1.5 miles around 150 acres. Restoration of 1.2 miles of road. Construction of 2 wildlife viewing blinds at the waterholes.
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. West of Sand Springs Waterhole; just west of BPA substation, north of Forest Road 23 on the Bend/Ft. Rock Ranger District.
Research Natural Area Establishment
EA
- Land management planning  On Hold  N/A  N/A Robin Vora
541-383-5766
rvora@fs.fed.us 
Description: Finalize the establishment of a candidate Research Natural Area (RNA) identified in the Deschutes National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan (LRMP). RNA: Headwaters of the Cultus River
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Headwaters of the Cultus River: about 250 acres in T.20S., R.8E. Central Cascades and Newberry.
Research Natural Area Establishment
EA
- Land management planning  On Hold  N/A  N/A Robin Vora
541-383-5766
rvora@fs.fed.us 
Description: Finalize the establishment of a candidate Research Natural Area (RNA) identified in the Deschutes National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan (LRMP). RNA: Many Lakes.
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Many Lakes: about 700 acres in T.20S., R.7E. Central Cascades and Newberry.
Research Natural Area Establishment
EA
- Land management planning  On Hold  N/A  N/A Robin Vora
541-383-5766
rvora@fs.fed.us 
Description: Finalize the establishment of a candidate Research Natural Area (RNA) identified in the Deschutes National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan (LRMP). RNA: Wechee Butte
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Wechee Butte: about 360 acres in T.20S., R13E. Central Cascades and Newberry.
Research Natural Area Establishment
EA
- Land management planning  On Hold  N/A  N/A Robin Vora
541-383-5766
rvora@fs.fed.us 
Description: Finalize the establishment of a candidate Research Natural Area (RNA) identified in the Deschutes National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan (LRMP). RNA: Katsuk Butte
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Katsuk Butte: about 950 acres in T.18S., R.8E. Central Cascades and Newberry.
Ryan Ranch Wetland Restoration Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/08/2010 
Expected:06/2011
 
08/2011 Peter Sussmann
541-383-5594
prsussmann@fs.fed.us 
Description: Lower and de-compact appox. 0.3 miles of levee to natural elevation, and excavate 3 inlet/outlet channels to create natural bank conditions and restore hydrology to a section of the Deschutes River. Re-route river trail; provide accessible boardwalk
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=27157
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - T 19 S., R 11 E, Sections 4 & 5. Southwest of Bend, Oregon along the Deschutes River.
Sunriver Canoe Takeout Restoration
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/09/2009 
Expected:04/2011
 
05/2011 Richard Wesseler
541-383-4792
rwesseler@fs.fed.us 
Description: To allow Sunriver Resort to install concrete ramp for their canoe takeout on the Deschutes River. Includes two permanent points in the river bed for removable supports; restoration and replanting of the bank at the old takeout.
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. On the Deschutes River near the Sunriver Resort south of Bend, Oregon.
Todd Meadow Bridge Replacement Project
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/06/2010 
Expected:09/2011
 
10/2011 Marvin Lang
541-383-4793
melang@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Todd Lake Trail is a winter non-motorized trail. The existing bridge over a stream has failed. A new culvert bridge will be installed at a new location approximately 100 yards away. Requires excavation and burial of culvert.
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. The trail is north of Highway 46, west of Bend, Oregon and is accessed from Dutchman Snopark or Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center.
USGS Volcanic Monitoring Stations
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/24/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
10/2011 Richard Wesseler
541-383-4792
rwesseler@fs.fed.us 
Description: The USGS will install eight volcanic monitoring stations on the flanks of Newberry Volcano, each consisting of a seismometer, a GPS, and a digital radio. Impact of each site 80 square feet or less.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34605
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. Flanks of Newberry Volcano, south of Bend, Oregon.
Wanoga Infield Pump Track
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/15/2009 
Expected:04/2011
 
05/2011 Marvin Lang
541-383-4793
melang@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project proposes to create mountain bike trails within the center of the Wanoga Sno-Park parking lot and to improve the Wanoga Trailhead.
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. The Wanoga Sno-Park is approximately 5 miles west of Bend, Oregon on Highway 46 (Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway).
West Bend Vegetation Management Project
EIS
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 11/24/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2011 
Expected:05/2012
 
07/2012 Beth Peer
541-383-4769
bpeer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Moving the area toward a more resilient landscape, providing a diversity of habitats, and reducing hazardous fuels. Approx. 13,190 acres of commercial thinning, for a total of 22,000 acres proposed for thinning, mowing, and/or underburning.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34238
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. The West Bend planning area (25,700 acres) and is bounded on the east by the urban interface of Bend, Oregon and on the west by the Bend Watershed Roadless Area.
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Deschutes National Forest,   Crescent Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R6 - Pacific Northwest Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2011 Small Diameter Tree Thinning Project
CE
- Forest products
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/11/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
08/2011 Dave Cooper
541-433-3200
dcooper02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Thin small trees averaging six inches in diameter on approximately 500 acres of (generally) managed plantations located throughout the District
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31529
Location: UNIT - Crescent Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. 20units (500 acres) throughout the Crescent Ranger District.
Crescent Creek Wild and Scenic River plan
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/07/2008
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
07/2011 Chris Mickle
541-433-3216
cmickle@fs.fed.us 
Description: Resource assessment has been completed. Preparation of management plan and environmental assessment for protection of outstandingly remarkable values on Crescent Creek. Will involve a Forest Plan Amendment.
Location: UNIT - Crescent Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - T24S, R07E, Sections 14, 15, and 21. Crescent Creek from Crescent Lake to Black Rock.
Odell Horse Bridge Replacement Project
CE
- Watershed management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/28/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
05/2011 Marvin Lang
541-383-4793
melang@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace the horse bridge at Forest Service road 4670 at Odell Creek
Location: UNIT - Crescent Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - Township 23S, range 61/2E, Section 21. Forest Service Road 4670 at Odell Creek.
Rim Paunina Project
EIS
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 05/22/2009
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 04/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
08/2011 Chris Mickle
541-433-3216
cmickle@fs.fed.us 
Description: A 45,000 acre watershed on the southern end of Crescent Ranger District whose goal is to utilize forestry techniques that disturb the forest at appropriate levels to create and maintain a diversity of habitats closer to what historically occurred.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=28901
Location: UNIT - Crescent Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. In Walker Mountain area on the southern end of Crescent Ranger District.
Shelter Cove Resort Improvement Project
EA
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Lillian Cross
541-433-3239
lilliancross@fs.fed.us 
Description: Shelter Cove Resort requested an amendment to their FS Special Uses permit to authorize construction and year round operation of additional facilities within their permit area. Specificially a restaurant/lounge and completion of additional lodging.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32716
Location: UNIT - Crescent Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - Township 23S, Range 6E, Section 17, Willamette Meridian. Crescent Ranger District, southwest side of Odell Lake off Forest Service Road 5810530.
Three Trails OHV System
EIS
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 12/20/2010  06/2011 Joan Kittrell
541-433-3237
jkittrell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to designate approximately 200 miles of trail systems and staging areas near Boundary Springs, Two Rivers, and Crescent Lake Junction. Also would rehabilitate user-created trails. A Deschutes National Forest Plan Amendment would be needed.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=26312
Location: UNIT - Crescent Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. Near the Boundary Springs, Two Rivers, and Crescent Lake Area.
Walker Mountain Communication Site (AT &T/ Walker Range) EA
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/23/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
08/2011 Chris Mickle
541-433-3216
cmickle@fs.fed.us 
Description: To evalute issuance of a communication lease to authorize AT &T Mobility to redevelop an existing communication facility (and partner with an existing and senior leaseholder Walker Range Patrol Assn) at the Walker Mountain Comm. Site.
Location: UNIT - Crescent Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - T 26S, R 8E, Section 24, Willamette Meridian. Klamath County, Oregon. At the Communication Site atop Walker Mountain, 18 miles south of Crescent Ranger District office, Klamath County, OR.
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Deschutes National Forest,   Sisters Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R6 - Pacific Northwest Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Meadow Lakes Restoration and Travel Access Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Road management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Rod Bonacker
541-549-7729
rbonacker@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would restore recreation-related impacts to riparian vegetation, fish and wildlife habitat, water qaulity, and the Santiam Wagon Road in the Meadow Lakes Basin area. The project would also provide for managed OHV use in the area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32783
Location: UNIT - Sisters Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes, Jefferson. LEGAL - T13S R08E sections 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33; T14S R08E sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. The 8,000 acre proejct area is located west of Sisters, Oregon along the east side of the Cascade Crest.
Popper Vegetation Management Project
EIS
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 01/04/2011
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 08/2011 
Expected:04/2012
 
07/2012 Michael Keown
541-549-7735
mkeown@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would provide for forest health, reintroduce fire in fire dependent ecosystems, contribute wood products to the local and regional economy, and provide for public health and safety. A large portion of the area is Wildland Urban Interface.
Location: UNIT - Sisters Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - T16S R09E; T17S R09E. The proejct area is located south of Sisters, Oregon and includes the highly popular Three Creeks Lake recreation area.
Whychus Fish Passage and Stream Stabilization
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Mike Riehle
541-549-7702
mriehle@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install fish screens and stabilize the stream channel at the Three Sisters Irrigation District Dam
Location: UNIT - Sisters Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes, Jefferson. LEGAL - T15S R10E section 21. Two miles south of the city of Sisters, Oregon.
Whychus Portal
EA
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/25/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
07/2011 Maret Pajutee
541-549-7727.
mpajutee@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would provide managed access to the Whychus Wild and Scenic River, restore impacted areas, and provide education about low impact recreation practices and area ecology.
Location: UNIT - Sisters Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - T15S, R10E sections 29, 30, 31, 32; T16S, R09E section 1; T15S R09E section 36. The project area is located southwest of Sisters, Oregon.
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