Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2012 to 09/30/2012
Deschutes National Forest

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.
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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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/19/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 10/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
01/2013 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  Completed  Actual: 03/23/2012  08/2012 Brenda Halter-Glenn
202-260-9400
bhalterglenn@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.
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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
Bend Broadband Fiber Optic Line Installation Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:08/2012  09/2012 Catherine Callaghan
541-947-6326
ccallaghan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Activities would include install of overhead, fiber optic cables along existing phone/utility lines and new underground fiber install, adding to existing phone/utility lines. Boring and plowing would be involved. Approximately 13.3 miles total.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39709
Location: UNIT - Crescent Ranger District, Chemult Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - T24S, R9E, S30 (WM); T25S, R8E, S 15, 20, 29, 31, 32 (WM); T26S, R8E, S 5, 6, 7, 8, 17, 20, 29, 32 (WM); T27S, R8E, S 5, 8, 17, 20 (WM). Crescent and Chemult Ranger Districts.
Invasive Plant Treatments
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed  Actual: 05/02/2012
12/05/2007 
08/2012 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/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=606
Location: UNIT - Deschutes National Forest All Units, Ochoco National Forest All Units. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Klamath. 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
2012 LOGS Plots Maintenance Thin
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Research and Development  Completed  Actual: 05/22/2012  07/2012 Beth Peer
541-383-4769
bpeer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Eight 1/4 acre plots that are part of a long-term study that was etablished in 1966. These plots were re-thinned in 1985 & 1995. This proposal is to re-thin the plots maintain a consistent basal area. A total of 69 trees will be cut and removed.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38936
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. North of Forest Road 4250 in Township 21 South, Range 9 East, Sections 4, 5, and 6.
BPA-Pilot Butte-La Pine Line Pole Replacement
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/11/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
08/2012 Richard Wesseler
541-383-4792
rwesseler@fs.fed.us 
Description: BPA proposes to replace 12 deteriorating wood pole structures along its Pilot Butte - La Pine 230 kV transmission line. The 12 replacements are located along a 25-mile section of the line within the BPA right of way and will be replaced in-kind.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38203
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. Deschutes County, Oregon. T18S, R12E, Sec. 27 & 34; T20S, R11E, Sec. 12-14, 23, 24; T21S, R11E, Sec. 4 & 20; T22S, R11E, Sec. 18.
Bear Wallow Firewood
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/04/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
09/2012 Beth Peer
541-383-5572
bpeer@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would allow for the felling and removal of dead/down lodgepole within 150 feet of open roads within the Bear Wallow area for use as personal use firewood. Persons will need a valid, firewood permit. There will be size limitation on trees
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39146
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - T 17 S, R 10 E, sections 16, 17, 20, 21, 27-29, 31-34 and T 18 S, R 10 E sections 3-5. 8 miles west of Bend and north of Tumalo Creek and Skyliner area.
Bend Broadband Underground Fiber Optic Line Installation
CE
- Heritage resource management  Completed  Actual: 06/04/2012  07/2012 Richard Wesseler
541-383-4722
rwesseler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Bend Broadband proposes to install 4,300 feet of a buried fiber optic line adjacent to Meadow Camp off Hwy 46. This line would be within the right-of-way.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38032
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - T18S., R.11E., Sections 14, 15, and 22. from Road 4600-115 to Hwy 46, then west along highway for about 2800 feet; then 4600-120 for 300 feet.
Bend Surface Waterline Improvement (Bridge Creek Water Supply System)
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/29/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
08/2012 Rod Bonacker
541-549-7729
rbonacker@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest proposes to issue a Special Use Permit to the City of Bend. The purpose of the project is to authorize the City of Bend to upgrade the existing Bridge Creek intake facility and replace the City's aging Bridge Creek water supply pipelines.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36008
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. West of Bend, Oregon between the City's water intake and Outback Reservoir Site. Pipeline route is primarily along FSR 4601 and 4603.
Cultus Resort Kitchen Expansion
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Ronda Bishop
541-433-3230
rmbishop@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project involves the expansion of the existing restaurant kitchen about 10 to 12 feet toward the parking lot. This proposal will upgrade thekitchen area of the restaurant but does not add to customer seating or change customer occupancy.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36820
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. Cultus Lake Resort is loacted about 30 miles southwest of Bend, Oregon on the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway (Highway 46).
Dutchman Cinder Pit Expansion
EA
- Minerals and Geology  On Hold  N/A  N/A Richard Wesseler
541-383-4792
rwesseler@fs.fed.us 
Description: ODOT is proposing to expand Dutchman Pit for exploration drilling. This pit would be expanded on the east and west side by approximately 4.33 acres. Drill test holes to explore expansion areas, holes would be in existing pit area/access rd.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37936
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - T19S, R9E, section 24. Dutchman Cinder Pit.
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 08/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
11/2012 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 to reduce fuels.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.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:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 04/15/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
01/2013 Amy Tinderholt
541-383-4708
atinderholt@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. Links to existing trails and new trail construction.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=11086
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - T18S R9E Section 26. South of the Cascade Lakes Highway at junction with Road 45.
Last Chance Mine Plan of Operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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 ops 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.
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. Southeast of Bend, Oregon.
Midstate Whittier Power Line
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/05/2012  06/2012 Richard Wesseler
541-383-4792
rwesseler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Projects puropse is to supply power to Southern Deschutes County and to provide a more reliable power source for Midstate Electric Cooperative customers. 40 foot tall power poles would be installed every 300 feet along designated route.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37480
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - T20S, R10E, Sections 26, 35 and T21S, R10E, Sections 2, 11. Begin at the intersection of La Pine State Rec. Road and Whittier Road and run north approximately 2.43 miles to Foster Road.
Mt. Bachelor Ski Area Developments
EIS
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 06/01/2012
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/2013 
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 mtn. bike park, and additions to Nordic trail.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.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 08/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
03/2013 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/nepa_project_exp.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:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 07/22/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 07/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
09/2012 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; 2 plan amendments
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.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.
Ormat Temperature Gradient Well Drilling 2011
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Mollie Chaudet
541-383-5517
mchaudet@fs.fed.us 
Description: The status of this project has been changed to "cancelled" to remove it from the Deschutes Schedule of Projects; however, the project has been authorized by the BLM: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/prineville/plans/newberry/index.php
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36727
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. Approximately 23 miles osuth of Bend, Oregon adjacent to the Newberry National Volcanic Monument.
Phil's Trailhead Project
EA
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 04/16/2012  05/2012 Scott McBride
541-383-4712
semcbride@fs.fed.us 
Description: Expand and improve the existing parking area by paving and creating up to 96 parking spaces. Replace existing toilet with a double CXT restroom, install an information kiosk and reconstruct access road 4604. Provide gathering areas with picnic tables
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.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.
Prescribed Fire in Wilderness: Scott Mountain and Cascade Lakes Areas, Deschutes and Willamette NF
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:08/2013  11/2013 Mollie Chaudet
541-383-5517
mchaudet@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would use prescribed fire in the Three Sisters Wilderness area to modify vegetation and fuels to sufficiently reduce the threats to values at risk outside of Wilderness in order to allow fire to play a more natural role within Wilderness
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - T15S R07E, sec. 21,22,23,24,26,26,27,28,33,34,35,36. T17SR08E, sec. 32,33,34,35,36; T17S R09E, sec. 31; T18S R08E, sec. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,15,16,17,18. T18S R09E, sec. 5,6,7,8,17,18. There are two focus areas: Scott Mountain on the Willamette NF and Cascade Lakes on the Deschutes NF.
Quartz Mountain Allotment Waterline Extension
CE
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 05/15/2012  05/2012 Don Sargent
541-383-4739.
dsargent01@fs.fed.us 
Description: This projects proposes to install 7.2 miles of below ground 1 inch to 1 inch PVC waterline to fill existing watersets on the Quartz Mountain Allotment. The line would be buried 18 inches where possible using a backhoe/tractor.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37934
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - T23S R14E section 24, 25 and T23S R15E section 12, 13, 15 16, 17 19, 20, 21 22, 24. Quartz Mountain Allotment.
Research Natural Area Establishment - Headwaters of the Cultus River
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 - Katsuk Butte
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.
Research Natural Area Establishment - Many Lakes
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 - Wechee Butte
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.
Rim Butte OHV Jeep Trails
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/03/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2012 
Expected:02/2013
 
04/2013 Peter Sussmann
541-383-5594
prsussmann@fs.fed.us 
Description: Rim Butte project proposes to designate approximately 30 miles of Class II OHV trails to provide a loop trail system with a variety of technical levels. Routes would be located on areas of existing disturbance, such as roads, as much as possible.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39213
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - T22S, R12E, Section 33 NW; T23S, R12E, Section 8 SW; T23S, R14E, Section 17 SE; and T22S, R14E, Section 24 NE. Project is bounded by Forest Road 2121 on the west; Forest Road 22 on the south; Forest Road 2230 on the east; and the Newberry National Volcanic Monument on the north.
Rocket Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/02/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2012 
Expected:02/2013
 
05/2013 Beth Peer
541-383-4769
bpeer@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will involve commercial thinning from below, plantation thinning, shrub mowing, and prescribed fire over about 7,000 acres. The project area is primarily black-bark ponderosa pine; & includes a portion of Newberry Nat. Volcanic Monument
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38282
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. Rocket project area lies about 4 miles south of Bend, Oregon city limits, bounded on south by FR 9720.
Ryan Ranch Wetland Restoration Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/08/2010 
Expected:09/2012
 
09/2013 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Shultz Well and Waterline Special Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2012 
Expected:08/2012  09/2012 Lisa Dilley
541-383-4025
lldilley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest Service proposes to issue a special use permit for existing water pipelines traversing 170 feet of NFS land, use and maintenance of an existing government-owned well and pump house, and maintaining existing holder-owned facilities.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39232
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. T 19 S, R 11 E, Section 20. Near Forest Road 9702-650.
Soda Creek Channel Restoration
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/13/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
09/2012 Thomas Walker
541-383-4787
tawalker@fs.fed.us 
Description: 0.5 miles of Soda Creek's channel below the crossing with Hwy 46 will be re-designed to create the proper sinuosity, width, and depth of the channel. Restoration work in 1997 following flood damage that created channel instabilty will be rectified.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39037
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. Township 18 South, Range 8 East, Southeast 1/4 Section 11.
Sugar Pine Butte Tower Replacement
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/12/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
06/2012 Richard Wesseler
541-383-4792
rwesseler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Western Radio Services is planning to replace the existing communication tower on Sugar Pine Butte with a similar tower in the same location. The existing concrete footing would be replaced with new concrete.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38183
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - T20S, R11E, section 34. Sugar Pine Butte, souteast of Sunriver and approximately 3 1/2 miles east of Highway 97.
Sunriver Canoe Takeout Restoration
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34252
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. On the Deschutes River near the Sunriver Resort south of Bend, Oregon.
Sunriver to Lava Lands Visitor Center Paved Path
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:12/2012  03/2013 Scott McBride
541-383-4712
semcbride@fs.fed.us 
Description: Pave a 10' wide path from the community of Sunriver to Lava Lands Visitor Center and Benham East Day Use Area. This path would serve non-motorized visitors including bicyclists and pedestrians.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39685
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - T19S, R11E, sections 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, and 26. Located 18 miles south of Bend and directly northeast of Sunriver.
Welcome Station Powerline Installation
CE
- Facility management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/13/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
06/2013 Richard Wesseler
541-383-4722
rwesseler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Power and data access are to be provided to the Welcome Station site located on the north side of the Cascade Lakes Highway opposite junction with Forest Road 41. The line will be a combination of buried and overhead and cross the highway once.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38202
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - T18S, R11E, Sections 21 and 22. north side of Cascade Lakes Highwy (Forest Road 46) opposite the junction with Forest Road 41.
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 09/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
12/2012 Beth Peer
541-383-4769
bpeer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Moving the area toward a more resilient landscape, providing a diversity of habitats, & reducing hazardous fuels. Approximately 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/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34238
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. The West Bend planning area (25,700 acres) 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
Crescent Creek Wild and Scenic River plan
EA
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Timothy Foley
541-433-3216
tfoley@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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=25205
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.
Crescent Ranger District Administrative Site Project EA
EA
- Facility management  Completed  Actual: 04/04/2012  03/2013 Lillian Cross
541-433-3239
lilliancross@fs.fed.us 
Description: To evaluate the potential replacement of the current office facilities/buildings on the Crescent Ranger District Administrative Site with a modern, energy efficient building.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36874
Location: UNIT - Crescent Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - T 24S, R9E, Section 30. 136471 Hwy 97 N, Crescent, Oregon.
Odell Butte - Midstate Electric/Klamath County
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/15/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
07/2012 Ronda Bishop
541-433-3200
tfoley@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to have a current wooden Midstate electric power pole on Odell Butte replaced with a metal monopole capable of supporting a microwave dish, thus enabling Klamath County Emergency Services to operate as a tenant on the pole
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39493
Location: UNIT - Crescent Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - The legal description for the site is T24S, R7E, Section 26, Willamette Meridian. Odell Butte.
Odell Butte AT&T Communications Facility Construction
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/21/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
08/2012 Timothy Foley
541-433-3216
tfoley@fs.fed.us 
Description: To evaluate issuance of a communication lease to authorize AT &T Mobility to develop communications infrastructure at the Odell Butte Communications Site.
Location: UNIT - Crescent Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - T24S, R07E, Section 27. Odell Butte Communications Site.
Odell Creek Habitat Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/11/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
07/2012 Ronda Bishop
541-433-3200
tfoley@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project aims to improve fish passage at the outlet of Odell Lake in order to restore populations of Bull Trout in the drainage,by placing a configuration of down logs in the stream channel just below the crest of the Lake.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38725
Location: UNIT - Crescent Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - T.23S., R.6E., Section 26, Willamette Meridian. Odell Creek, just below the crest of Odell Lake on the Crescent Ranger District of the Deschutes National Forest.
Rim Paunina Project
EIS
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 04/06/2012
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 08/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
10/2012 Timothy Foley
541-433-3216
tfoley@fs.fed.us 
Description: A 40,000 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/nepa_project_exp.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 Ronda Bishop
541-433-3200
rmbishop@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.
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.
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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
Addition to a Recreation Residence Tract O Lot 25
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/21/2012  07/2012 Sommer Moore
541-549-7706
slmoore@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would construct a new 222 square foot addition to the north side of the cabin
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39024
Location: UNIT - Sisters Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - T12S R09E section 34 W. M. The project is located near Camp Sherman, Oregon Tract O Lot 25.
Demolition and Reconstruction of a Recreation Residence, Tract C, Lot 43
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Heritage resource management
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 05/17/2012  07/2012 Sommer Moore
541-549-7706
slmoore@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would demolish an existing building and construct a new cabin in the same location. The new cabin would meet the design criteria outlined in the Deschutes National Forest Design Guidelines for Recreation Residences
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39020
Location: UNIT - Sisters Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - T13S, R09E, section 10 W. M. The cabin is located in the Camp Sherman, Oregon area in Tract C, Lot 43.
Eyerley Road Decommissioning Project
EA
- Road management  Completed  Actual: 05/16/2012  08/2012 Julie York
541-549-7709, 410-1307 (cell)
jsyork@fs.fed.us 
Description: About 38 miles of road would be decommissioned to protect resource values and reduce road maintenance costs.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36206
Location: UNIT - Sisters Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - T11S, T12S R10E. The project area is located about 20 miles north of Sisters, Oregon.
House on the Metolius Sign Replacement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/08/2012  07/2012 Sommer Moore
541-549-7706
slmoore@fs.fed.us 
Description: The House of the Metolius would be issued a Special Use permit for construction and maintenance of a private sign located on National Forest System lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39136
Location: UNIT - Sisters Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - T12S R09E W. M. section 34. The House of the Metolius is located in Camp Sherman, Oregon.
Install Rock Siding and Reconstruction of a Deck Recreation Residence Tract H Lot 5
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/21/2012  07/2012 Sommer Moore
541-549-7706
slmoore@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install new rock siding along the perimeter of the cabin and demolish a 4' x 4' deck and build a new deck in its place.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39023
Location: UNIT - Sisters Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - T13 S R09E section 10 W. M. The cabin is located in the Camp Sherman, Oregon area in tract H Lot 5.
Installation of a Buried Electrical Line at Recreation Residence Tract F Lot 2
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/17/2012  07/2012 Michael Keown
541-549-7706
slmoore@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would bury a new electric line alongside of an exsiting driveway in semi-disturbed and compacted area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39022
Location: UNIT - Sisters Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - T13S, R09E, section 10 W. M. The proejct is located near Camp Sherman, Oregon in Tract F, Lot 2.
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.
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.
Metolius River Trails Improvement Project
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 05/30/2012  07/2012 Marvin Lang
541-383-4793
melang@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project will restore about 61 trail sites and replace bridges along the Metolius River. Sites adjacent to the river are bleeding sediment and affecting fish habitat. The log bridges are old and need to be replaced to protect public safety.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36157
Location: UNIT - Sisters Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - T12S, R09E. Sites are located along the Wild and Scenic Metolius River, about 15 miles NW of Sisters, Oregon.
Mt. Jefferson and Mt. Washington Wilderness Trails Decommissioning Project
CE
- Recreation management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Jonathan Erickson
541-383-4000
jonathanerickson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would decommission about 19 miles of wilderness trails. Trails recieve little use and are very low on the trail maintenance priority list. Trail loop opportunities and wilderness access would still be maintained in the wilderenss areas.
Location: UNIT - Sisters Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - T12S, R08E, sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 28, 29; T11S, R09E, sections 25, 29, 30. Trails are located on the Sisters RD in the Mt. Jefferson and Mt. Washington Wilderness areas.
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 08/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
05/2013 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=31134
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.
Sisters Community Trails
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/20/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
10/2012 Michael Keown
209-962-7825
mkeown@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would build about 21 miles of paved non-motorized path, single track trail, equestrian trails and a trailhead facility in the vicinity of Sisters, Oregon
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38724
Location: UNIT - Sisters Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - T15S R10E, sec. 6, 16, 31, 32; T15S R09E sec. 1, 2, 12, 34, 35; T14S R10E 5, 30, 31; T14S R09E sec. 10, 11, 13, 14, 22, 24, 25, 29, 32, 33. The project is located in the vicinity of Sisters, Oregon.
Whychus Floodplain Restoration Project
EA
- Watershed management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2012 
Expected:09/2013  03/2014 Mike Riehle
541-549-7702
mriehle@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would address the loss of floodplain and flood channel connection to the creek that resulted from berm construction following the 1964 flood.
Location: UNIT - Sisters Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - T15S R09E sections 9, 16, and 17. The proejct is located along Forest Road 16/Mainline Road south of Sisters, Oregon.
Wizard Falls Fish Hatchery Rearing Pond Replacement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/08/2012  07/2012 Sommer Moore
541-549-7706
slmoore@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would authorize the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife to demolish and reconstruct multiple fish rearing ponds within the permitted boundaries located on National Forest System lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39135
Location: UNIT - Sisters Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - T12 S R09E section 23. The project is located at the Wizard Falls Fish Hatchery located on the Wild and Scenic Metolius River.
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