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

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.
Report Contents (click to jump to a section) :
Projects Occurring Nationwide
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, 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
Gypsy Moth Management in the United States: A Cooperative Approach
EIS

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

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision
EIS
- Land management planning  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 03/29/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 10/2011 
Expected:03/2013
 
04/2013 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 06/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
01/2012 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)  Cancelled  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.
Malheur National Forest Site-Specific Invasive Plants Treatment
EIS

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 04/2011 
Expected:03/2013  07/2013 Carole Holly
541-575-3026
cholly@fs.fed.us 
Description: (Corrected) Treatment of known and newly discovered invasive plants using herbicide, manual, mechanical, biological and/or cultural treatments. Includes 1 non-significant forest plan amendment to allow use of aminopyralid (Milestone TM).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35614
Location: UNIT - Malheur National Forest All Units. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker, Crook, Grant, Harney, Malheur. LEGAL - Forest-wide. 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
Cole Outfitter Guide Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/26/2009 
Expected:06/2011
 
10/2011 Shannon Winegar
541-575-3316
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 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
06/2011 Daniel Hubbard
541-575-3305
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  Completed  Actual: 01/25/2011  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 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011  06/2011 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.
Blue Mountain Ranger District Water Developments
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011  07/2011 Kelly Ware
541-575-3432
kware@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct water developments to enhance management of rangeland and riparian resources. The water developments would be located in Murderers Creek, Sugarloaf, Seneca, Scotty Ck, Showshoe, and McClellen Allotments.
Location: UNIT - Blue Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. Watersheds: Canyon Creek, Silvies, South Fork John Day, John Day River.
Blue Mountain Spring Projects
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011  06/2011 Sara Daugherty
541-575-3058
sddaugherty@fs.fed.us 
Description: Develop 20 springs on the following allotments: Upper Middle Fork, Murderers Creek, Sugarloaf, Keeny Meadows, Scotty Creek, Flagtail, Indian Ridge, and McClellan
Location: UNIT - Blue Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - T 14S R 29 E Sec. 15, 14; T 16 S R 31 E Sec. 3, 1; T 11S R 31E Sec 21, 28; T 17S R 30E Sec. 1; T 16S R 30E Sec. 33; T 17S R 29E Sec 35; T 10 S R 29E Sec. 22; T 10S R30 E Sec. 19; T 15S R 28E Sec. 29,. Grazing Allotments on the Blue Mt. District. The majority of the projects w/in the Middle Fk. John Day, S. Fk. John Day, and Silvies sub-watersheds.
Camp Creek Road Decommission Project
EA
- Road management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Robert Robertson
541-575-3061
rrobertson@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:04/2011
 
08/2011 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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:09/2011  11/2011 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:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 03/25/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 08/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
01/2012 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.
Keeney Meadows Aspen Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011  06/2011 Nick Stiner
541-575-3496
nstiner@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 - T10 S, R32E, Sec 36; T11S, R31E, Sec 1,12,15,20,21; T12N, R32E, Sec 4. Project locations are in the Keeney Meadows Cnty Rd. 18 area.
Murderer's Creek Juniper Management
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:05/2011  05/2011 Robbie Piehl
907-789-6223
robbiepiehl@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reduce post-settlement juniper trees in big game winter range, increase late season stream flow, and increase forage availability for 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
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2011 
Expected:12/2011  05/2012 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.
Phoenix Mine Claim Exploration Activities
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/07/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 Pamela Uebler
541-575-3462
puebler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Removal of an existing 1,450 cubic yard spoil pile from National Forest lands for processing; and drilling test holes on the claim to determine areas of mineralization.
Location: UNIT - Blue Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - T. 10 S., R. 33 E., Sec. 6/7. Approximately 1/2 mile north of Susanville, OR.
Plantation Maintenance, Long Creek
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/15/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
05/2011 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 and Convenience Enclosure Special Use Permits in Sloan Gulch area
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 02/23/2011  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 04/2011 
Expected:09/2011  10/2011 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  Completed  Actual: 12/15/2010  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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2011 
Expected:06/2011  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.
Dairy EA
EA
- Forest products
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/16/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
10/2011 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.
Emigrant and Falls Campground Culverts
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011  09/2011 Richard Vetter
541-573-4366
labailey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace 2 culverts on Forest Service roads 4340 and 4300050 that block fish passage and hinder proper hydrologic functioning on Emigrant Creek with properly sized and designed culverts.
Location: UNIT - Emigrant Creek Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Harney. LEGAL - T20S, R28E, Sections 6 and 7. Emigrant Creek at Falls and Emigrant Campgrounds.
Grapple Fire Salvage
CE
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2011 
Expected:06/2011  07/2011 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.
JB Spring Development and Trough
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011  09/2011 Richard Vetter
541-573-4366
labailey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Develop JB spring for livestock and wildlife use. Install a steel headbox, livestock water trough and thin approximately 5 acres of small juniper that have encroached into the spring area.
Location: UNIT - Emigrant Creek Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Harney. LEGAL - T19S, R33E, Section 13, SW1/4 SE 1/4. JB Spring.
Key-Izee Fence Realignment Project
CE
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/21/2010 
Expected:05/2011
 
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:05/2011
 
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.
SF John Day Culvert Replacements
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011  09/2011 Richard Vetter
541-573-4366
labailey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace 3 undersized culverts on the South Fork of the John Day River that have contributed to streambed degradation and created fish passage barriers.
Location: UNIT - Emigrant Creek Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant, Harney. LEGAL - T19S, R29E, Sections 6 and 18, and T18S, R28E section 25. SF John Day and 47 road system.
South Fork John Day Riparian Juniper Thinning
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2011 
Expected:06/2011  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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2011 
Expected:06/2011  07/2011 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.
West Sugarloaf Stock Driveway Fence Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:05/2011  09/2011 Richard Vetter
541-573-4366
labailey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct up to 750 feet of 4-strand barbed wire fence to realign a portion of the West Sugarloaf/Scharff Cabin pasture boundary on the Sawtooth allotment to create a livestock driveway.
Location: UNIT - Emigrant Creek Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Harney. LEGAL - T19S, R29E, Section 30. West Sugarloaf/Scharff Cabin pasture boundary, Sawtooth Allotment.
Yellowjacket Juniper Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
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
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.
Malheur River Water Source Developments
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2011 
Expected:06/2011  06/2011 Shannon Britt
(541) 575-3356
sbritt@fs.fed.us 
Description: Extention of the Cross Springs water source overflow to a trough in the South Star Glade unit of the Glade Allotment. Develop water source at Big Bin Spring and Dollar Basin Spring.
Location: UNIT - Prairie City Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. T. 17S. R.33.5 E. Section 3, 13, 23.
Plantation Thinning with Biomass Removal
CE
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
On Hold  N/A  N/A William Brendecke
541-575-3326
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:05/2011
 
10/2011 William Wall
541-575-3321
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 06/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
11/2011 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.
Unique Spring Water Development Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2011 
Expected:06/2011  06/2011 Shannon Britt
(541) 575-3356
sbritt@fs.fed.us 
Description: Develop water source at Unique Spring for cattle use.
Location: UNIT - Prairie City Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - Unique Spring. T. 17S R. 35E Section 15.
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