Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2011 to 03/31/2011
Malheur 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, Malheur National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Malheur National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Malheur National Forest,  Blue Mountain Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Malheur National Forest,  Emigrant Creek Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Malheur National Forest,  Prairie City Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

Projects Occurring Nationwide  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 12/18/2009
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2010 
Expected:11/2011
 
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 01/2011 
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
Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision
EIS
- Land management planning  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 03/29/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 04/2011 
Expected:03/2012
 
04/2012 Kathleen Countryman
541-523-1264
kcountryman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Revision of Land Management Plans (Forest Plans) for the Malheur, Umatilla, & Wallowa-Whitman Forests. Forest Plans provide stategic, program-level guidance for future management of forests and their natural resources for the next 10-15 years.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/uma/blue_mtn_planrevision/
Location: UNIT - Malheur National Forest All Units, Wallowa Valley Ranger District, Eagle Cap Ranger District, La Grande Ranger District, Umatilla National Forest All Units, Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon, Washington. COUNTY - Asotin, Columbia, Garfield, Walla Walla, Baker, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wheeler. Forest-wide for Malheur, Umatilla, & Wallowa-Whitman (except for the HCNRA).
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Malheur National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)  

R6 - Pacific Northwest Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Malheur NF Travel Management
EA
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/26/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
09/2011 Richard Vetter
541-573-4369
rvetter@fs.fed.us 
Description: 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/nepa/project_content.php?project=33448
Location: UNIT - Malheur National Forest All Units. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker, Crook, Grant, Harney. Malheur National Forest and that portion of the Ochoco National Forest that is administered by the Malheur NF.
Malheur National Forest Invasive Plants Treatment
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  On Hold  N/A  N/A Carole Holly
541-575-3026
cholly@fs.fed.us 
Description: Treatment of known and newly discovered invasive plants using herbicide, manual, mechanical, biological, and/or cultural methods.
Location: UNIT - Malheur National Forest All Units. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker, Crook, Grant, Harney, Malheur. LEGAL - Forest wide. Forest wide.
University of Florida: Idaho-Oregon Passive Seismic Survey 2011-2013
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 11/22/2010  05/2011 Pamela Uebler
541-575-3462
puebler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Eight seismic stations will be temporarily installed on the Malheur National Forest to record natural earthquake activity. The instruments will help to delineate the current geometry of the major geologic units of the Western Idaho Shear Zone.
Location: UNIT - Malheur National Forest All Units. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - Blue Mountain, Emigrant Creek, and Prairie City Ranger Districts. Malheur National Forest.
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Malheur National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R6 - Pacific Northwest Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Campground Tent Pad Maintenance
CE
- Recreation management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Ryan Falk
541-820-3890
rfalk@fs.fed.us 
Description: Leveling and gravel surfacing of existing tent pad areas in Parish Cabin, Trout Farm, and Magone Campgrounds.
Location: UNIT - Blue Mountain Ranger District, Prairie City Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - T14S R34E, section 31; T32S R12E, section 6; and T16S R33E, section 16. Trout Farm, Magone, and Parish Cabin Campgrounds.
Cole Outfitter Guide Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/26/2009 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 Shannon Winegar
541-820-3863
swinegar@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a special use permit to authorize outfitter guiding and camps for big game hunting of big horn sheep, muzzleloading, and rifle elk.
Location: UNIT - Blue Mountain Ranger District, Prairie City Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - Base camps would be located at T15S R28E section 3, T16S R331/2 E section 3, and T14S R27E section 11. Murders Creek Hunt Unit, West Murders Creek Hunt Unit, East Grant Hunt Unit, Beulah Hunt Unit.
SodaBear Project
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/31/2010
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 01/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
05/2011 Daniel Hubbard
530-279-8330
dhubbard02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approximately 20,000 acres of thinning in timber stands to reduce fire hazard, insect and disease risk, improve old growth, identify / plan biomass stands, restore riparian aspen, restore mountain mahogany, and maintain wildlife habitat.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=28992
Location: UNIT - Blue Mountain Ranger District, Emigrant Creek Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant, Harney. Lower Bear, Middle Bear, and Soda Valley Subwatersheds near Seneca, Oregon.
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Malheur National Forest,   Blue Mountain 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
Abandoned Mine Closures 2010/2011
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/22/2009 
Expected:02/2011
 
06/2011 Pamela Uebler
541-575-3462
puebler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Close abandoned mine hazards by filling in adits/trenches/shafts with earth and rock from existing mine spoil piles; and recontour slopes adjacent to work area. If bats are present, a bat gate structure may be installed rather than an earthen plug.
Location: UNIT - Blue Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - Middlefork John Day River / Susanville area T. 10S. R.34E., Sec.30/31; T.10S., R.32E. Sec 12; etc. Specific mines include 2010-986 shaft, Bell of the Hills shaft on road 2000-808, Stithum, Pacman, Blue Rock Telluride.
Blue Mountain Ranger District Fence Projects
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:03/2011  03/2011 Kelly Ware
541-575-3432
kware@fs.fed.us 
Description: Erect fencing to enhance management of rangeland and riparian resources. The fencing would be located on allotments: Camp Creek, Jack Creek, Murderers Creek, Mt. Vernon, Indain Ridge, Dixie, Lower Middle Fork, and Upper Middle Fork.
Location: UNIT - Blue Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. South Fork of the John Day, Silvies, Middle Fork, John Day River watersheds.
Camp Creek Road Decommission Project
EA
- Road management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jessi James
541-575-3130
jjames@fs.fed.us 
Description: Decommission 83 miles of road in the Camp Creek Watershed.
Location: UNIT - Blue Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. Camp Creek Watershed.
Closure of Upper Lemon Cabin Abandoned Mine Adit & Removal of Granite Boulder Creek Bridge
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/19/2009 
Expected:02/2011
 
06/2011 Pamela Uebler
541-575-3462
puebler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Close the Upper Lemon Cabin abandoned mine adit and remove the deteriorated Granite Boulder Cr. Bridge in order to protect public health and safety. The adit would be closed either by plugging the adit with earth or installation of a bat gate.
Location: UNIT - Blue Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - T. 10 N., R. 34 E., SW 1/4 Sec. 14 (adit) and T. 10 S., R. 34 E., NE1/4 Sec. 22 (bridge). Granite Boulder Creek area along FDR 4559 on the Blue Mt. Ranger District.
Crawford Aspen
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2011 
Expected:04/2011  07/2011 Lori Stokes
541-575-3331
lstokes@fs.fed.us 
Description: Cutting of conifers that are overtopping and shading out aspen, treating the created slash, and fencing the aspen stands.
Location: UNIT - Blue Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - T 10S R 35E, T 10S R 351/2E, T10S R36E, T 11S, R35E, T11S, R351/2E, T11S, R36E. Aspen stands are within the Mill Creek subwatershed Blue Mtn Ranger District.
Galena
EIS
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 03/12/2009
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
08/2011 Eric Wunz
541-575-3000
ewunz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reducing fire hazard and improving forest health at the landscape level.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=25337
Location: UNIT - Blue Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - T10S, R34-35E; T11S, R34-35E; and T12S, R34-35E. Located in the Little Boulder/Deerhorn and Vinegar subwatersheds.
Murderer's Creek Juniper Management
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2011 
Expected:05/2011  05/2011 Robbie Piehl
907-789-6223
robbiepiehl@fs.fed.us 
Description: Remove post-settlement juniper to improve big game winter range, increase late season stream flow, and reduce competition between wild horses, cattle, and wildlife.
Location: UNIT - Blue Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. Located in the Bark Cabin and Lower Deer Creek subwatersheds.
North Finger Grazing Authorization Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:09/2011  06/2012 Nick Stiner
541-575-3496
nstiner@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analyzes cattle grazing authorizations on six existing allotments for Donaldson, Deer, Hamilton, King, Indian Ridge, Highway allotments
Location: UNIT - Blue Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. Upper Deer Creek, Lower Fox Creek, Lower Basin Creek, Middle Fox Creek, Belshaw Creek, and North Face Creek subwatersheds.
Plantation Maintenance, Long Creek
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2011 
Expected:04/2011  06/2011 Amanda Lindsay
541-575-3333
alindsay@fs.fed.us 
Description: Precommercial thinning plantations to improve tree growth and vigor, and fuels treatment to reduce fire hazard.
Location: UNIT - Blue Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - T09S R31-32E; T10S R28-32E; and T11S R30-32E. Plantations are located west of Grant County Road 18 to HWY 395, Plantations are located west of Grant County Road 18 to HWY 395 in the Slide and Long Crk drainages and Long Creek Mountain area.
Renewal of Spring Development Special Use Permit on Tributary of Jungle Creek
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 11/18/2010  12/2010 Pamela Uebler
541-575-3462
puebler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of a Special Use Permit for maintenance and operation of an existing spring development.
Location: UNIT - Blue Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - SW1/4NE1/4, Sec. 14, T 10 S., R32 E. Tributary to Jungle Creek.
Renewal of Spring Development and Convenience Enclosure Special Use Permits in Sloan Gulch area
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/15/2010 
Expected:03/2011
 
04/2011 Pamela Uebler
541-575-3462
puebler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of special use permits for operation and maintenance of an existing domestic spring development, and maintaining a fenced enclosure area adjacent to private home (to prevent livestock from entering yard area).
Location: UNIT - Blue Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - T.15S., R32E., Sec. 30. Sloan Gulch (above Canyon Creek).
Starr HFRA Project
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2011 
Expected:06/2011  06/2011 Lori Stokes
541-575-3331
lstokes@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project area will be treated to reduce fuel loading and improve forest health. This project area is within the Grant County Community Fire Protection Plan.
Location: UNIT - Blue Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - T15S, R29-31E, and T16S, R29-30E. Located on the north and west side of Bear Valley in the Starr Creek subwatershed.
Virginia Tech: Idaho-Oregon Refraction and Reflection Survey 2011
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/06/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
08/2011 Pamela Uebler
541-575-3462
puebler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Small seismometers will be placed along Hwy. 26 from Prairie City to Unity to record seismic vibrations produced from shot hole blasts detonated on private lands. The seismometers will help to image the subsurface geology of eastern Oregon.
Location: UNIT - Blue Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. Seismometers will be temporarily buried along the R-O-W of Hwy 26 from Prairie City to Unity Oregon.
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Malheur National Forest,   Emigrant Creek 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 Creek Riparian Juniper Thinning
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:05/2011  07/2011 Lori Bailey
541-573-4300
labailey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Thin approximately 47 acres of juniper trees from riparian zones along Bear Creek. Some of the juniper may be placed into the stream channel to protect and rebuild vulnerable stream banks.
Location: UNIT - Emigrant Creek Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Harney. LEGAL - T19S, R29E sections 4-6. Bear Creek, Forest Road 3750.
Copper Creek Culvert Replacement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 10/07/2010  10/2010 Lori Bailey
541-573-4300
labailey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace an existing culvert that blocks fish passage on Forest Road 4170.
Location: UNIT - Emigrant Creek Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Harney. LEGAL - T19S, R25E, section 13. Forest Road 4170 at Copper Creek.
Dairy EA
EA
- Forest products
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/16/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
07/2011 Lori Bailey
541-573-4300
labailey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Timber harvest and road closures
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=8187
Location: UNIT - Emigrant Creek Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Crook, Harney. LEGAL - T10-22S R24-25E. Nicoll/ Dairy Creeks.
Grapple Fire Salvage
CE
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:06/2011  06/2011 Lori Bailey
541-573-4300
labailey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Salvage less than 250 acres of trees weaken by the 2007 Grapple Fire and killed by beetles.
Location: UNIT - Emigrant Creek Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - T18S R32E section 1. The 2007 Grapple Fire.
Key-Izee Fence Realignment Project
CE
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/21/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
06/2011 Lori Bailey
541-573-4300
labailey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reconstruct up to 1.25 miles of 4-stand barbed wire fence with T-posts and wood stays to realign an existing Forest Boundary fence and bring it back on line with the surveyed boundary.
Location: UNIT - Emigrant Creek Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Harney. LEGAL - T18S, R27E, section 18. Key-Izee Area.
Pine Creek Allotment Boundary Fence Realignment and Drift Fence Construction Project
CE
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/21/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
06/2011 Lori Bailey
541-573-4300
labailey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Realignment of a portion of the southern allotment boundary fence to bring on line with forest boundary. Construct a 4-wire barbed fence segments to control livestock entering the lower pine creek canyon.
Location: UNIT - Emigrant Creek Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Harney. LEGAL - T20S, R33E. sections 25, 36; and T21S, R33E, sections 5, 6, and 8. Pine Creek Allotment.
South Fork John Day Riparian Juniper Thinning
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:05/2011  07/2011 Lori Bailey
541-573-4300
labailey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Thin approximately 90 acres of juniper trees from riparian zones along the South Fork of the John Day River. Some of the juniper may be placed into the stream channel to protect and rebuild vulnerable stream banks.
Location: UNIT - Emigrant Creek Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Harney. LEGAL - T19S, R28 E sections 13 and 24; and T19S, R29E sections 6, 7, 18. South Fork of the John Day River, and some associated unnamed tributaries.
Venator Creek Riparian Juniper Thinning
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2011 
Expected:04/2011  06/2011 Lori Bailey
541-573-4300
labailey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Thin approximately 77 acres of juniper trees from riparian zones along Venator Creek. Some of the juniper may be placed into the stream channel to protect and rebuild vulnerable stream banks.
Location: UNIT - Emigrant Creek Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - T18S, R29E sections 15, 16, 17, 20. Venator Creek, Forest Road 3150.
Yellowjacket Juniper Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:05/2011  06/2011 Lori Bailey
541-573-4300
labailey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Juniper management. Juniper cutting, juniper slash removal through firewood cutting and/or piling and burning, and underburning.
Location: UNIT - Emigrant Creek Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Harney. LEGAL - T.19S. R.28 E. Sections 24, 26, 26, 35, 36, T. 19 S. R. 29 E. Sections 4-10, 16-20, 30, 31, T. 20 S. R. 28 E. Sections 1, 12. The area bounded by Forest Roads 3750 to the north, 3740 & 3745 to the east and 4700 to the west.
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Malheur National Forest,   Prairie City 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
Black Canyon Lodgepole Salvage and Sanitation
CE
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A William Brendecke
541-820-3840
wbrendecke@fs.fed.us 
Description: Cutting and removal of dead and dying lodgepole for post and pole, firewood, and biomass material. Cutting of danger trees along Forest Roads 1647, 1647446, 1647441, and 1450448.
Location: UNIT - Prairie City Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - T17S 34E sections 2-4, 9-11. Project area is approximately 247 acres located within the Cliff Creek subwatershed.
Deardorff Water Source Project
CE
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 09/24/2010  10/2010 Shannon Britt
(541) 820-3865
sbritt@fs.fed.us 
Description: Recondition three spring developments in the Deardorff Allotment. The existing sources would be reconditioned by replacing head boxes, pipelines, and water troughs.
Location: UNIT - Prairie City Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - T.14S., R.35E., Section 3. Deardorff Creek drainage.
Elk 16
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Ryan Falk
541-820-3890
rfalk@fs.fed.us 
Description: Application of thinning, slash treatments, and prescribed fire stands to reduce fire hazard.
Location: UNIT - Prairie City Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - T16S R34E, T16S R35E, T17S R34E, T17S 35E. Elk Creek and Crane Creek subwatersheds.
North Fork Lodgepole Salvage and Sanitation
CE
- Forest products
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 10/16/2010  10/2010 William Brendecke
541-820-3840
wbrendecke@fs.fed.us 
Description: Salvage of trees killed by bark beetles for personal firewood use.
Location: UNIT - Prairie City Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - T14S R351/2E sections 3, 10, 15. Project area is approximately 100 acres located in the Swamp Creek subwatershed. North of the Short Creek Guard Station along Forest Road 13.
Plantation Thinning with Biomass Removal
CE
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:08/2011  10/2011 William Brendecke
541-820-3840
wbrendecke@fs.fed.us 
Description: Precommercial thinning plantations to improve tree growth and vigor. Fuel treatments are proposed to reduce fire hazard, including use of equipment to remove biomass material.
Location: UNIT - Prairie City Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - Multiple sections in T12S R34E, T12S R35E, and T13S R35E. Upper Middle Fork John Day River and Upper John Day River watersheds.
Riparian Hardwood Planting Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/01/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
10/2011 William Wall
928-339-4384
wwall@fs.fed.us 
Description: Planting of hardwood cuttings along approximately 1.2 miles of Lake Creek and 2.5 miles of Big Creek to restore shade and cover.
Location: UNIT - Prairie City Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - T16S R331/2E. Lake Creek and Big Creek within the Lake Creek subwatershed.
Summit / Logan Valley Grazing Authorization Project
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/07/2008
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 Susan Burton
541-575-3849
sburton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analyzes of cattle grazing authorizations on four existing allotments.
Location: UNIT - Prairie City Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - T16 and 17S, R33 1/2 and 34E, Summit Prairie and Logan Valley Areas. This project analizes the following four grazing allotments: Logan Valley, McCoy, Summit Prairie, and Lake Creek.
Summit Prairie Lodgepole Salvage Sanitation
CE
- Forest products
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 10/16/2010  10/2010 William Brendecke
541-820-3840
wbrendecke@fs.fed.us 
Description: Salvage of bark beetle killed trees for personal firewood use along Forest Road 16 and nearby travel routes.
Location: UNIT - Prairie City Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - T16S R34E, sections 10, 11, 14. The approximately 250 acre project area is located south and east of Prairie City within the Summit Creek subwatershed.
Wickiup Springs and Skookum Springs Fence and Spring Source Project
CE
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 09/24/2010  10/2010 Shannon Britt
(541) 820-3865
sbritt@fs.fed.us 
Description: Rebuild buck and pole fence at Wickiup Springs and Skookum Springs. Develop water source at Wickup Springs and relocate existing water trough at Skookum Springs.
Location: UNIT - Prairie City Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - T. 16S., R34E., Section 33 and T.17S., R34E., Section 35. Wickiup Springs and Skookum Springs.
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