Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2013 to 12/31/2013
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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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)

R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Prescribed Fire in Wilderness: Scott Mountain and Cascade Lakes Areas, Deschutes and Willamette NF
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/09/2013
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2013 
Expected:03/2014
 
10/2014 Michael Keown
541-549-7735
mkeown@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
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39655
Location: UNIT - Sisters Ranger District, McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes, Lane, Linn. 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.
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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
Bear Wallow Mastication Project
CE
- Fuels management  Completed  Actual: 09/16/2013  10/2013 Christy McDevitt
541-383-4714
cmcdevitt@fs.fed.us 
Description: There is a need to provide strategic fuel breaks between the wilderness, inventoried roadless areas and the Bend Municipal Watershed, private land and northwest Bend. Reduce ladder fuels along strategic Forest Service roads 4601 and 4602.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40963
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - T17S R9E Sections 11, 12, 13, 14, 23, 24, 25, 26, 33, 34, 35, 36; T17S R10E Sections 17, 20, 21, 28, 31, 32, 33; T18S R9E Sections 4, 5, 8. 11 miles west of Bend Oregon between Wilderness and the Bend Municipal Watershed, private land near the Skyliner road.
Bend Broadband Cable Installation at Skyliner Road
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/28/2012 
Expected:12/2013
 
03/2014 Lisa Dilley
541-383-4025
lldilley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Bend Broadband proposes to install fiber optic cable within the same ditch that will hold the City of Bend's proposed new waterline. A 2" conduit will be placed in the ditch during construction of the waterline. The project length is about 10 miles
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40032
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - T. 18 S., R. 11 E., Sections 3-8; T. 18 S., R. 10 E., Sections 1, 2, 7-11, WM. Trench will run along FSR 4606, the south side of Skyliner Rd., north wide of FSR 4603; west of Bend, Oregon.
Bend Municipal Watershed Fuel Breaks
CE
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/15/2013
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2013 
Expected:02/2014
 
09/2014 Christy McDevitt
541-383-4714
cmcdevitt@fs.fed.us 
Description: FS roads 4601370 and 4601 provide an opportunity to establish strategic fuel breaks to increase protection from wildlfire to resources at risk including private homes in Skyliner's community, the watershed, and other nearby private lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41351
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - T17S, R9E, Sec. 11-14, 24-25, 33-36; T18S, R9E, Sec 4-5, 8; R8E, Sec. 31. 11 miles west of Bend, OR between the wilderness and the Bend Municipal Watershed.
Bend Surface Water Improvement Project
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 07/26/2013 
Expected:12/2013
 
03/2014 Rod Bonacker
541-549-7729
rbonacker@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest proposes to issue a special use permit to the City of Bend to authorize the City to upgrade the existing Bridge Creek intake facility and replace the aging Bridge Creek water supply pipelines.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40954
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. West of Bend, Oregon between the City's water intake and outback reservior site. Pipeline route is primarily along FSR 4601 and 4603.
Cultus Lake Resort Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/26/2013
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2013 
Expected:01/2014
 
01/2014 Lisa Dilley
541-433-3269
lldilley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue a special use permit to Cultus Lake Resort to allow the permitte to continue to operate an existing resort on National Forest System lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42418
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - T20S, R7E, Section 24. Located at Cultus Lake, 15 miels south of Bend Oregon.
Expiring Permit Re-issuance Gas Transmission Northwest
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/31/2013 
Expected:10/2013
 
10/2013 Lisa Dilley
541-433-3269
lldilley@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would re-issue existing expring permits for Gas Transmission Northwest.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42555
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - T20S,R11E, sections 3, 21, 28. Located approximately 15 miles south of Bend, OR.
Expiring Permit Re-issuance OSU Geophysical Study
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 08/02/2013  09/2013 Lisa Dilley
541-433-3269
lldilley@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would re-issue existing expring permits for OSU and Gas Transmission Northwest.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42176
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - T21S,R11E, Sec 13, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 35; T22, R11E, Sec1; T21S, R12E, Sec 5, 7, 8, 9, 15-21, 28-33; T22S, R12E, Sec 2, 4-7,9; and T23S, R13E, Sec 22, W.M. OSU Permit activities would occur approximatley 25 miles south of Bend, OR.
Fire Rehabilitation of the Finley 2 Fire and 627 Fire
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 08/16/2013  09/2013 David Frantz
541-383-4721
dfrantz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reforest two burn area with planting seedlings, cutting dead/damaged trees less than 10", address slash accumulation and prune/girdle dwarf mistletoe trees.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42147
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - T22S, R12E, section 19 near road 2225. T22S, R14E, section 1,2 between roads 2510, 1849500, 1849560. Finley Fire, 82 ac, is 1 mile SW Newberry Monument adjacent to FSR 2225. The 627 Fire, 80 ac, is 6 miles E Newberry Monument near FSR 2510, 1849500, 1849560.
Junction Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 08/09/2010
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 12/2013 
Expected:05/2014
 
06/2014 Alicia Underhill
541-383-4012
aunderhill@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.
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. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Southeast of Bend, Oregon.
Midstate Electric Power Line Maintenance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/26/2013
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2013 
Expected:02/2014
 
05/2014 Lisa Dilley
541-433-3269
lldilley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a special use permit to Midstate Electric to allow the replacement of deteriorating poles and repair an existing road along their power line right-of-way.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42419
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - T19S, R11E, sections 5, 8, 16, 17, and 21 and T18S, R11E, sections 14, 15, 17, 22, 28, 32, and 33. The permit area covers approximately 8.1 miles.
Mt. Bachelor Race Timing Building Replacement
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/18/2013  03/2014 Richard Wesseler
541-383-4792
rwesseler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Mt. Bachelor Ski Area proposes to replace an existing race timing building with a new facility in a more suitable location. The 16'X20' building would be constructed on the east side of the Cliffhanger Run and utilities re-routed to it.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40033
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. Located within the Mt. Bachelor Ski Area about 20 miles west of Bend, Oregon.
Newberry Geothermal Consent to Lease Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 06/22/2010
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 11/2013 
Expected:04/2014
 
05/2014 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.
Red Butte Cinder Pit Expansion
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 08/16/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 12/2013 
Expected:03/2014
 
05/2014 Alicia Underhill
541-383-4012
aunderhill@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of this project is for FS to respond to ODOTs request to expand the pit to utilize cinders to accommodate their 10-year Mineral Materials Contract and provide a long-term source.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42639
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - T18S, R11E, Section 28. Located on the Bend-Fort Rock Ranger District in Deschutes County approximately 5 miles west of Bend, Oregon off of the Cascade Lakes Scenic Highway (Forest Service Road 46).
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  In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 03/12/2009
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 08/2016 
Expected:01/2017
 
03/2017 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
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 09/09/2013 
Expected:10/2013
 
11/2013 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:
Notice of Initiation 03/02/2012
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 12/2013 
Expected:04/2014
 
05/2014 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. LEGAL - Township 19 South, Range 11 East; T. 19 S., R. 12 E., T. 20 S., R. 11 E., T. 20 S., R. 12 E. 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:10/2013
 
11/2013 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
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 08/12/2013  10/2013 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.
Special Use Permit Reissuance: North Unit Irrigation District-Wickiup Dam Facility
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/09/2012 
Expected:12/2013
 
12/2013 Lisa Dilley
541-433-3269
lldilley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest proposes to re-issue Special Use Permit to holder North Unit Irrigation District for maintaining facilities for the operation of Wickiup Dam, including a residence, dormitory, gargage, shop, weather station, water and sanitation systems.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40124
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - T. 22 S., R. 9 E., Section 7; Willamette Meridian. Facility is located at Wickiup Dam where the Deschutes River leaves Wickiup Reservoir.
Special Use Permit Reissuance: ODFW Hosmer Lake Dam
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/09/2012 
Expected:12/2013
 
12/2013 Lisa Dilley
541-383-4025
lldilley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special use permit to be re-issued to Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife which authorizes the continued maintenance of a rubble-masonry dam for the purpose of raising the water level of Hosmer Lake for enhancement of fish habitat.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39851
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - T. 19 S., R. 8 E., Section 4. On east shore of Hosmer Lake, approximately 25 miles west of Bend, Oregon on the Cascade Lakes Highway.
Special Use Permit Reissuance: ODFW Lava Lake Weir
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/09/2012 
Expected:12/2013
 
12/2013 Lisa Dilley
541-383-4025
lldilley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special Use Permit to be re-issued to Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife which authorizes the continued maintenance of a concrete weir for non-game fish control on Lava Lake.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39849
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - T. 19 S., R. 8 E., Section 22. Located on the creek below the outlet of Big Lava Lake.
Special Use Permit Reissuance: Sunriver Environmental LLC Wastewater Pipeline
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 08/12/2013  12/2013 Lisa Dilley
541-383-4025
lldilley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special use permit to be re-issued for area covering approx. 1.85 acres (about 1.5 miles long), authorizing operation and maintenance of a 10" treated effluent wastewater pipeline and four conduits for electrical and telemtry cables.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39848
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - T. 19 S., R. 11 E., Section 28. Along boundary between Sunriver and Forest Servic land, south of Bend, Oregon.
Special User Permit Reissuance: ODFW Cow Camp Cabin
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/09/2012 
Expected:12/2013
 
12/2013 Lisa Dilley
541-383-4025
lldilley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special use permit to be re-issued to Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife which authorizes the continued maintenance of a cabin at north end of Craine Prairie Reservoir (Cow Camp), includingouthouses and apprtenances for use as training and work center
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39850
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - T. 20 S., R. 8 E., Section 28. Cabin is located just north of Crane Prairie Reservoir, in meadow called Cow Camp. Approx. 30 miles southwest of Bend, OR.
Sugar Pine Butte Tower Replacement
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Welcome Station Trail Connections
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 02/06/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 10/2013 
Expected:03/2014
 
03/2014 Alicia Underhill
541-383-4012
aunderhill@fs.fed.us 
Description: Provide additional paved non-motorized trails, designated single-track mountain bike trails, and a trailhead facility on National Forest System lands between the City of Bend and the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway Welcome Station.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41207
Location: UNIT - Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - Township 18 South, Range 11 East, Sections 5, 14, 15, 17, 20, 21, 22, 28, 32 and 33. West of Bend, parallel to the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway from the Forest boundary to the Welcome Station, parallel to FSR 41 between Slough Day Use and Highway 46, and areas within Phils trail system.
West Bend Vegetation Management Project
EIS
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 08/05/2013 
Expected:11/2013
 
11/2013 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 14,750 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. LEGAL - T17S, R11E, Sec. 32-34; T18S, R10E, Sec. 8, 9, 12-15, 17, 19-30, 36; T18S, R11E, Sec. 3-11, 14-23, 27-33; T19S, R10E, Sec. 1; T19S, R11E, Sec. 5-7. 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
2013 Crescent Ranger District Recreation Residences
CE
- Special area management  Completed  Actual: 08/08/2013
07/18/2013 
08/2013 Lillian Cross
541-433-3200
tfoley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Recreation Residence improvements to properties on Odell Lake and Crescent Lake
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41063
Location: UNIT - Crescent Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - T23S R6E S7 and S18; T24S R6E S14, 16 and 21 - Willamette Meridian. Odell Lake.
2013 Small Diameter Tree Thinning
CE
- Forest products
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/30/2013 
Expected:10/2013
 
05/2014 Orion Peavy
541-433-3273
opeavy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Small diameter tree thinning on 202 acres in nine units. Of the 202 acres 131 acres in five units are managed plantations, 44 acres in two units for post and poles, and 27 acres in two units for huckleberry enhancement.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42337
Location: UNIT - Crescent Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - T22S R7E S3,4,9,10; T23S R6E S18; T24S R6E S29; T24S R7E S33; T25S R7E S4,17; T24S R11E S27; T25S R8E S1. 202 acres within the Crescent Ranger District, Deschutes National Forest.
Bend Broadband Walker Mountain Line
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 08/28/2013  09/2013 Meria Page
541-433-3230
mpage01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation of fiberoptic line and upgrade existing power poles from west side of Hwy 97 to top of Walker Mountain. Includes (3) vaults installed on the way to Walker Mt, trenching for line burial and installation of (7)vaults at communication site.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42344
Location: UNIT - Crescent Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - T26S R8E S32,33,34,27,22,15,14,13,and 24. Crescent Ranger District from West side of Hwy 97 across from FS road 94 to top of Walker Mountain.
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.
Marsh
EA
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 04/26/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 05/2014 
Expected:10/2014
 
11/2014 Timothy Foley
541-433-3216
tfoley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Ecosystem Services based-project designed to maintain and enhance a set of values unique to the planning area, including hunting and recreation opportunities, wildlife and botanical resources, water quality, and scenic views.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40231
Location: UNIT - Crescent Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - T24,25,26S R6,6.5,7E. Southwest portion of the Crescent Ranger District, including both upland and Marsh areas of the watershed.
Odell Butte - RCC Atlantic dba Verizon Wireless Communication Facility Upgrades
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/16/2013  10/2013 Meria Page
541-433-3230
mpage01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a Special Use Permit to Verizon to construct and operate upgrades to existing equipment on Odell Butte, including replacing wooden pole with metal pole, expanding equipment building, and constructing a generator building.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40230
Location: UNIT - Crescent Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - T24S R7E S26. Odell Butte.
Odell Creek Fish Passage Structure Modification
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 09/19/2013  11/2013 Timothy Foley
541-433-3216
tfoley@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of the project is to allow for modification to the existing fish passage structure in Odell Creek to mitigate any potential impacts to the lake level which might result from the fish passage structure being in place.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42288
Location: UNIT - Crescent Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - T23S, R6E, S25; Willamette Meridian. Outlet to Odell Lake at Odell Creek.
Odell Creek Riparian Maintenance CE
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/30/2013 
Expected:10/2013
 
10/2013 Paul Powers
541-433-3236
ppowers@fs.fed.us 
Description: Hand thinning of young lodgepole pine (4" diameter or less) enchroachment along the riparian corridor of lower Odell Creek
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42338
Location: UNIT - Crescent Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The project area is within the burn boundary (FS 4660 road to Davis Lake).
Oregon Skyways LLC dba Willamette Pass Ski Resort
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 08/28/2013  10/2013 Meria Page
541-433-3230
mpage01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue of a Special Use Permit to the Willamette Ski Area for their snowmaking water system. Note: This is non-potable water only.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42374
Location: UNIT - Crescent Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath. LEGAL - T23S R6E S5,8. Snowmaking waterline from Odell Lake to Willamette Pass Ski Area.
Shelter Cove Resort Improvement Project
EA
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Robert Gentry
541-433-3205
rgentry@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
Meadow Lakes Restoration and Travel Access Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/10/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2014 
Expected:06/2014
 
10/2014 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.
Pole Creek Fire Danger Tree Abatement
CE
- Road management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/16/2013 
Expected:10/2013
 
10/2013 Michael Keown
541-549-7735
mkeown@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would provide for public and employee safety in areas of high public use or concentrated administrative use by Forest Service employees. The area is now exposed to an elevated risk from numerous fire killed trees along roads in the area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40969
Location: UNIT - Sisters Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. The project is located in the 2012 Pole Creek fire area.
Pole Creek Fire Timber Salvage Project
EA
- Forest products  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 08/26/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 10/2013 
Expected:10/2013
 
10/2013 Michael Keown
541-549-7735
mkeown@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would harvest 11MMBF of fire killed timber. An Emergency Situation Determination was issued by the Chief on August 21, 2013. Therefore there will be no objection period as described in 36 CFR 218.21.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41286
Location: UNIT - Sisters Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - T15S, R09E section 15; T16S, R08.5E, sections 1, 12 and 13; T16S R09E sections 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, and 28. The project area is located southwest of Sisters, Oregon.
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 10/2014 
Expected:03/2015
 
05/2015 Michael Keown
541-549-7735
mkeown@fs.fed.us 
Description: About 6,000 acres of the project area has been impacted by the 2012 Pole Creek fire. The district is in the process of evaluating the effects of the fire on the existing condition to determine the viability of the project as currently designed.
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.
Renewal Of Existing Special Use Permits: Road Access to a Private Residence
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/07/2013
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2013 
Expected:11/2013
 
01/2014 Sommer Moore
541-549-7706
slmoore@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would renew expired permits on the Sisters Ranger District. There is a need to make authorizations current and ensure complaince with Forest Service regulations.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40972
Location: UNIT - Sisters Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - T13S,R09E,SEC 16; T15S,R10E, SEC 6; T12S,R09E, SEC 11; T15S, R10E, SEC. 28; and T11S, R10E, SEC. 3;. The proejct is located on the Sisters Ranger district.
Renewal of Existing Special Use Permits: Signs
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/07/2013
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2013 
Expected:10/2013
 
11/2013 Sommer Moore
541-549-7706
slmoore@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would reissue existing special use permits on the Sisters Ranger District. There is a need to make authorizations current and ensure compliance with Forest Service regulations.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40971
Location: UNIT - Sisters Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - T15S, R09E, sec. 1,2, 11, 12 and T15S,R10E sec. 6 and 7. T13S,R09E, sec. 10. The permits are located on the Sisters Ranger district.
Renewal of an Existing Special Use Permit: Bridge Access
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/07/2013
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2013 
Expected:12/2013
 
01/2014 Sommer Moore
541-549-7706
slmoore@fs.fed.us 
Description: This action is needed to renew an expired permit. There is a need to make authorizations current and ensure complance with Forest Service regulations.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40975
Location: UNIT - Sisters Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - T13S, R09E, SEC. 10. The project is located on the Sisters Ranger District.
Renewal of an Existing Special Use Permit: Dancing Tree Trust
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/07/2013
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2013 
Expected:12/2013
 
01/2014 Sommer Moore
541-549-7706
slmoore@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would renew an expired special use permit. This action is needed to make authorizations current and ensure complaince with Forest Serice regulations.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40976
Location: UNIT - Sisters Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - T13S, R09E, SEC. 10. The project is located on the Sisters Ranger District.
Renewal of an Existing Special Use Permit: Irrigation Pipelines
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/07/2013
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2013 
Expected:12/2013
 
01/2014 Sommer Moore
541-549-7706
slmoore@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would renew an existing special use permit(s). This action is needed to make authorizations current and ensure compliance with Forest Service regualtions.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40980
Location: UNIT - Sisters Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes, Jefferson. LEGAL - T13S, R09E, SEC. 16; T15S, R10E, SEC. 26 and T13S, R09E, SEC. 10. The projects are located at various locations on the Sisters Ranger District.
Renewal of an Existing Special Use Permit: Oregon Department of Transportation
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/07/2013
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2013 
Expected:12/2013
 
01/2014 Sommer Moore
541-549-7706
slmoore@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would renew an expired special use permit. This action is needed to make authorizations current and ensure compliance with Forest Service regulations.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40974
Location: UNIT - Sisters Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - T15S, R10E, SEC. 5. The project is located on the Sisters Ranger District.
Renewal of an Existing Special Use Permit: Road Access to Private Property
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/07/2013
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2013 
Expected:12/2013
 
01/2014 Sommer Moore
541-549-7706
slmoore@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would renew expired special use permit(s). This action is needed to make authorizations current and ensure complaince with Forest Service regualtions.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40973
Location: UNIT - Sisters Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - T15S, R09E, SEC 1; T11S, R11E, SEC 19; and T12S, R09E, SEC 33 &34. The proejct is located on the Sisters Ranger District.
Renewal of an Existing Special Use Permit: Willows Ranch Irrigation Water Ditch
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/07/2013
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2013 
Expected:12/2013
 
01/2014 Sommer Moore
541-549-7706
slmoore@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would renew an existing special use permit. This action is needed to make authorizations current and ensure compliance with Forest Service regulations.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40979
Location: UNIT - Sisters Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes. LEGAL - T14S, R09E, SEC 13 and T14S, R10E, SEC. 17, 18, 20 and 21. The proejct is located on the Sisters Ranger District.
Renewal of an Existing Special Use Permit; Central Electric Cooperative, Inc
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/07/2013
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2013 
Expected:12/2013
 
01/2014 Sommer Moore
541-549-7706
slmoore@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would renew an experied permit. This action is needed to make authorizations current and ensure complaince with Forest Service regulations.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40978
Location: UNIT - Sisters Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Deschutes, Jefferson. The project is located at various locations on the Sisters Ranger District.
Sisters Community Trails
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/03/2013 
Expected:01/2014
 
06/2014 Michael Keown
541-549-7735
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  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/03/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2013 
Expected:11/2013
 
04/2014 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37968
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.
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