Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2011 to 06/30/2011
Mt Baker-Snoqualmie 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, Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest,  Darrington Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest,  Mt Baker Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest,  North Bend Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest,  Skykomish Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest,  White River 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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Mt Baker-Snoqualmie 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
Invasive Plant Management
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/01/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2011 
Expected:04/2012
 
08/2012 Laura Martin
425-783-6043
llmartin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Add 5 new elements: Treat 3353 acres with herbicide, manual, mechanical, biological methods. Add the range of herbicides, surfactants approved Regionally. Add aminopyralid. Use boom sprayers. Use Early Detection, Rapid Response for new infestations.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34208
Location: UNIT - Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest All Units. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - King, Kittitas, Pierce, Skagit, Snohomish, Whatcom. LEGAL - (Multiple sites having invasive plants now and in the expected future across the Forest.). 3353 acres of treatment across the Forest including 590 known invasive plant sites, having a total of 43 different invasive plant species.
USGS Forest-wide Special Use Permit - Stream Gauge Stations
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/18/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
05/2011 Sue ShermanBiery
360-856-5700
sshermanbiery@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install & establish a new stream gauge station on Huckleberry Cr, located adjacent to the bridge on FS Rd 7320. A 20-yr Special Use Authorization would be issued for the proposed site & existing stream gauges authorized through a MOU btwn FS and USGS
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35350
Location: UNIT - Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest All Units. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pierce, Skagit, Snohomish, Whatcom. LEGAL - Huckleberry Cr: T19N, R9E, NE 1/4 of Sec. 12, WM; Nooksack River: T40N, R7E, SE 1/4 SW 1/4 of Sec. 36; Bacon Cr: T36N, R11E, SE 1/4 of Sec. 17; Sauk: T31N, R10E, Ne 1/4 NE 1/4 of Sec. 23. New: Huckleberry Cr, on left bank approx. 1.5 mi downstream from White River; Existing: NF Nooksack near Glacier, WA; Bacon Cr below Oakes Cr near Marblemount, WA; Sauk above Whitechuck River.
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Mt Baker-Snoqualmie 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
Snohomish County PUD Power Lines Permit Reissue
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/29/2010 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 Eric Ozog
360-691-4396
eozog@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue a 20 year special use permit and consent agreement to Snohomish County Public Utility District (PUD) for existing electric distribution lines located on portions of NFSL on the Darrington and Skykomish Ranger Districts.
Location: UNIT - Darrington Ranger District, Skykomish Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Snohomish. LEGAL - T32N, R10E, S18; T30N, R8E, S.16 and 23: T27N, R10E, S 19,21,27and 35; T27N, R10E, S 21; T27N, R9E, S 12 and 13; and T27N, R10E, S 7 and 18. Aerial and underground power lines along roads near Darrington (Sauk Prairie Road), Verlot (Mountain Loop Highway), and near Index (US Highway 2, Index Galena Road, and FS Road 6010).
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Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest,   Darrington 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
Boulder River Trailhead and Road Storage
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/08/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
09/2011 Carol Gladsjo
360-436-2316
cgladsjo@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct new trailhead with toilet, large gravel parking area (20-30 vehicles), picnic area and signs. Place last 0.7 mile of Road 2010 in storage for use as trail until new trail route can be constructed from new parkign area to current trailhead.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35171
Location: UNIT - Darrington Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Snohomish. LEGAL - T32N R08E sections 19 and 20. 10 miles W of Darrington, Snohomish County.
Darrington Compound Hazard Tree Removal
CE
- Facility management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/25/2010 
Expected:02/2011
 
06/2011 Shirley Lorentz
425-783-6035
slorentz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Remove hazard trees that have the potential to impact the safety of people or integrity of buildings on the District compound. Targeted trees are within 20 ft. of buildings; have signs of: multiple tops, stem decay, root rot, overcrowding, etc.
Location: UNIT - Darrington Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Snohomish. LEGAL - T32n R09E Section 14. Darrington Ranger Station in the Darrington, Snohomish County.
Darrington District Road Repairs
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/08/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
06/2011 James Mitchell
360-856-2620
jbmitchell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Repair roads damaged over the winter months to regain access to trailheads, climbing routes and recreational use areas. Roads 2060, 49, 18 and 2040 are in need of road prism reconstruction, low water ford construction or culvert upgrade.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35197
Location: UNIT - Darrington Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Snohomish. LEGAL - Various locations on the Darrington District. Clear Creek, Squire Creek, N.F. of the Sauk River drianages, Seglesen Pass.
Green Hope Mine Operation Plan and Helicopter Access
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/08/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
06/2011 Todd Griffin
360-677-2258
toddgriffin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analyze and approve the Operational Plan for the Green Hope Mine which includes a helicopter drop point on closed Road 1870, equipment storage and removal of locatable minerals with motorized equipment.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35198
Location: UNIT - Darrington Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Snohomish. LEGAL - T33N R08E Section 26. Swede Creek, N.F. of the Stillaguamish River.
Lost Creek Bridge Replacement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/08/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
06/2012 Peter Wagner
360-856-2621
pswagner@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace the Lost Creek Bridge, an undersized and deteriorating timber bridge on Road #49 with a longer steel or concrete bridge. The bridge is located across Lost Creek on Road #49 in the North Fork of the Sauk River drainage.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35195
Location: UNIT - Darrington Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Snohomish. LEGAL - T30N R11E Section 13. North Fork of the Sauk River drainage, Snohomish County.
Marsh Pond Fish Access Restoration
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/08/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
06/2012 Philip Eidenberg-Noppe
360-436-2324
peidenbergnoppe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restore fish passage with removal of the nonfunctional metal fish way structure within the creek leading to Marsh Pond. Evaluate removal of a portion or all of the berm along the north and /or west sides of the pond to further fish access to the pond
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35202
Location: UNIT - Darrington Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Snohomish. LEGAL - T32N R11E Section 14. Marsh Pond, Suiattle River drainage.
Old Sauk Trail and Trailhead Reconstruction
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/26/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2011 
Expected:03/2011
 
04/2011 Carol Gladsjo
360-436-2316
cgladsjo@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reconstruct two trailheads accessing Trail #728, and construct a barrier-free loop trail to provide visitors of all abilities access to the river and forest habitat.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32439
Location: UNIT - Darrington Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Snohomish. LEGAL - T31N, R10E , Sections 4, 5, and 9, and T32N, R10E, Section 31. 4 miles south of Darrington, along the Mt. Loop Scenic By-way in Snohomish County.
Queensgate Floodplain and Riparian Restoration
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/25/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2011 
Expected:03/2011
 
05/2011 Tasha Lo Porto
425-783-6039
tloporto@fs.fed.us 
Description: Thinning young conifer stands to develop mature and diverse forests, noxious weed control, tree and shrub plantings, and non-system road removal to control illegal firewood cutting and remove road fill in riparian areas.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32458
Location: UNIT - Darrington Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Skagit. LEGAL - T33N R10E Section 20, 21, 28 and 29. Northeast of Darrington, near the confluence of the Sauk and Suiattle Rivers.
Road 25 Riprap Removal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/08/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
06/2012 Philip Eidenberg-Noppe
360-436-2324
peidenbergnoppe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Enhance fish rearing habitat with removal of 900 linear ft. of riprap from along the Suiattle River, placed to protect Road 25. Since the road is closed at this location and proposed for decommissioning, there is no longer need for riprap protection.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35199
Location: UNIT - Darrington Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Snohomish. LEGAL - T32N R11E Section 24. Suiattle River drainage, east of Circle Creek.
Skaglund Road 18 Reciprocal Easement Exchange
CE
- Special use management
- Road management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Eric Ozog
360-691-4396
eozog@fs.fed.us 
Description: Exchange easements between the Forest Service (FS) and Steve Skaglund on 0.8 miles of Forest Road 18. Mr. Skaglund would be granted easement on the road from milepost 0.0 to 0.5, and the FS easement on the road from milepost 0.5 to 0.8.
Location: UNIT - Darrington Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Snohomish. LEGAL - T32N, R8E, Section 1 and T32N, R9E, Section 6. The Skaglund Road 18 begins from the County owned Swede Heaven Road, approximately 1.7 miles north of State Route 530 (at Whitehorse) and approximately 8 miles northwest of Darrington.
Snohomish Co. PUD Power Lines Permit Reissue
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/26/2010 
Expected:02/2011
 
07/2011 Eric Ozog
360-691-4396
eozog@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue a special use permit and consent agreement to Snohoish Co. Public Ultily Distirct (PUD) for operation of existing electric distribution lines across National Forest system lands. Permit request is for 20 years.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32461
Location: UNIT - Darrington Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Snohomish. LEGAL - T32N R10E, Sec. 18, T30N R08E, Sec. 16, 23. T27N R10E Sec.19-35, T27N R10E Sec. 21, T27N R09E, Sec. 12,13 T27N R10E Sec. 7,18. Darrington and Skykomish Ranger District - adjacent to open roads.
Suiattle Access and Travel Management Plan
EA
- Road management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/22/2010 
Expected:03/2011
 
07/2011 Jesse Plumage
425-783-6031
jplumage@fs.fed.us 
Description: Identify what National Forest System roads to manage at current maintenance levels, what roads to assign to reduced maintenance levels, and what roads to put into storage or close through decommissioning, within the Suiattle River drainage
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=24529
Location: UNIT - Darrington Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Skagit, Snohomish. Suiattle River drainage.
White Chuck Bench Trail Repair and Reconstruction
CE
- Facility management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/26/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2011 
Expected:01/2011
 
06/2011 Dawn Erickson
360-436-2314
derickson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Repair and reconstruct the White Chuck Bench Trail (#731) that was damaged in both the 2003 and 2007 floods. Repair work includes relocation and reconstruction at multiple locations from several hundred feet to over 1 mile in length.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31043
Location: UNIT - Darrington Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Snohomish. LEGAL - T31N R11E Sec 15, 16, 17 and 18. Lower White Chuck River valley.
White Chuck Trail Flood Repairs
CE
- Facility management   On Hold  N/A  N/A Dawn Erickson
360-436-1155
derickson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocation of 4 miles of the White Chuck Trail using motorized equipment in the wilderness
Location: UNIT - Darrington Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Snohomish. LEGAL - T30N, R13E, S 1, 12, 13; T30N, R14E, S 19, 30. Upper White Chuck valley.
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Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest,   Mt Baker 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
Glacier Lodge Access
CE
- Road management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Forrest Shoemaker
360-856-5700
fshoemaker@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue road easement on approximately 150' of Forest Road.
Location: UNIT - Mt Baker Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Whatcom. LEGAL - T. 39 N., R. 7 E., NW, NW Section 8. Approximately 1/2 mile east of Glacier, WA on State Route 542.
Illabot Road Decommissioning
EA
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/30/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
07/2012 Don Gay
360-856-5700
dgay@fs.fed.us 
Description: Decommission 14.5 miles of road (Road 16) in the Illabot Creek Drainage to reduce the risk of road failure and sediment delivery to Illabot Creek.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29892
Location: UNIT - Mt Baker Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Skagit. LEGAL - T. 34 N., R. 10 E. Sections 11 - 14, and T. 34 N., R. 11 E. Sections 15, and 18 - 22. Approximately 5 miles west of Rockport, WA.
Raven Hot Cafe Expansion
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/14/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
07/2011 Seth Greenfield
360-854-2612
sgreenfield@fs.fed.us 
Description: Demolish the existing cafe and construct a larger facility that includes indoor toilets. The project will also expand the water and septic systems that serve the Raven Hot Cafe.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34843
Location: UNIT - Mt Baker Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Whatcom. LEGAL - T39 N., R9 E., Section 20. Mount Baker Ski Area approximately 12 miles east of Glacier, Washington on State Route 542.
WSDOT Highway 542 Microwave Towers
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/27/2009 
Expected:05/2011
 
07/2011 Don Gay
360-854-2362
dgay@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue and amend special use permits to WSDOT for new passive microwave dishes mounted on monopoles at each site to reflect radio signals around Anderson Mountain from WSDOTs Pinus Lake communication site.
Location: UNIT - Mt Baker Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Whatcom. LEGAL - T.40N., R.9E., Section 31 and T.39N., R.9E., Section 6. Approximately 11 miles east of Glacier, WA on Highway 542 at Mile Post 48.8 (WSDOTs maintenance compound) and Mile Post 49.3 (Sno-Park parking lot).
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Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest,   North Bend 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
Snoqualmie Pass Ski Area Master Development Plan Amendment #1
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/20/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
06/2011 Cecilia Reed
425-888-8769
ccreed@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Summit at Snoqualmie proposes to replace the existing Silver Fir Outpost with a new lodge and heated plaza located southeast of the bottom terminal. The existing outpost building would be removed and the space would become parking.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29963
Location: UNIT - North Bend Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Kittitas. LEGAL - T22N, R11E, Section 16. The project is located at Snoqualmie Pass within the special use permit area of the Snoqualmie Pass Ski Area.
Snoqualmie Pass Utility District Permit Amendment
CE
- Special use management   On Hold  N/A  N/A Donnie Maks
360-825-6585 ext 214
dmaks@fs.fed.us 
Description: Extend water and sewer lines along Forest Service Road 4832 from the I-90 Hyak interchange for approximately 3,000 feet. The new lines would stop before reaching Gold Creek. Lines would be laid within the existing road right of way
Location: UNIT - North Bend Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Kittitas. LEGAL - Section 15, T22N, R11E. The project is located in the existing right of way of Road 4832 near Snoqualmie Pass area.
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Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest,   Skykomish 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
Beckler Project
EA
- Forest products
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/13/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 Doug Schrenk
425-888-8750
dschrenk@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercial thin or regeneration harvest about 937 acres (stands <80 years), decommission about 4.65 miles of National Forest System roads no longer needed for forest management, and replace three culverts on Road 65 that now inhibit fish passage.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=28012
Location: UNIT - Skykomish Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - King, Snohomish. LEGAL - T26N, R11E, S 6 and 24; T26N, R12E, S 5, 18, and 19; T27N, R12E. S 6, 7, 18, 19, 29 and 32; and T28N, R12E, S 31. The Project is located in the Beckler River watershed near Skykomish, WA.
Communications Use Lease Renewals
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/02/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
07/2011 Eric Ozog
360-691-4396
eozog@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renew communications use lease for existing Maloney Ridge communications sites.
Location: UNIT - Skykomish Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Snohomish. LEGAL - Sec 36, T26N, R11E. Maloney Ridge, Skykomish RD, southwest of the town of Skykomish WA.
Harlan Creek Road Decommissioning
EA
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/18/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
08/2011 Doug Schrenk
425-888-8750
dschrenk@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to decommission and remove from the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie Forest Transportation System about 9.85 miles of road within the 6522 and 6525 road systems.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34437
Location: UNIT - Skykomish Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - King. LEGAL - Sections 4 and 9, T 26N, R12E. Within the Johnson and Harlan Creek drainages of the lower Beckler River watershed.
Lower Maloney Creek Restoration
EA
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Special use management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/23/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
07/2011 Doug Schrenk
425-888-8750
dschrenk@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue the Town of Skykomish a special use permit for restoration, maintenance, and recreation activities on the lower 0.6 mile of Maloney Creek
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34438
Location: UNIT - Skykomish Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - King. LEGAL - Sections 26 and 35, T26N, R11E, W.M. The project is located within the city limits of the Town of Skykomish, Washington.
Maloney Ridge Communications Site Lease Reissue
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/27/2011  01/2011 Eric Ozog
360-691-4396
eozog@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue a lease to the Maloney Ridge Electronic Users Association to operate and maintain its existing communications site on Maloney Ridge for a 20 year term.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35002
Location: UNIT - Skykomish Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - King. LEGAL - SW1/4, Section 36, T26N, R11E, W.M. The communications site is located on Maloney Ridge, approximately 1.3 air miles southeast of Skykomish, Washington.
Skykomish Communications Site Lease Reissues
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/02/2010 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 Eric Ozog
360-691-4396
eozog@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue expired special use permits for continuing operations and maintenance at eight communication facilities on the Skykomish Ranger
Location: UNIT - Skykomish Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - King, Snohomish. LEGAL - SW1/4 S36, T26N, R11E; NE1/4 S12, T25N, R11E; SE1/4 S11 and NE1/4 S14, T26N, R13; NE1/4 S14, T26N, R13E;SW1/4 S36, T26N, R11E; NW1/4 S16, T26N, R13E; and NE1/4 S14, T26N, R13E, W.M. Various locations on the Skykomish Ranger District.
US 2 Slope Stabilization
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/01/2010 
Expected:06/2011
 
06/2011 Eric Ozog
360-691-4396
eozog@fs.fed.us 
Description: Permit WSDOT to stabilize the highway cut and fill slope on three segments of US Highway 2, west of the summit at Stevens Pass (mile post 61,1-64.1).
Location: UNIT - Skykomish Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Snohomish. LEGAL - T. 26 N., R. 13 E., Sections 14, 15, and 21. West of Stevens Pass on US Highway 2 at mile posts 61.1-64.1.
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Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest,   White River 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
Crystal Mountain Ski Area Master Development Plan Amendment #1
EA
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 01/05/2011  06/2011 Sean Wetterberg
425-783-6022
swetterberg@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project includes replacing the High Campbell Basin Chairlift, and two revisions to previously approved projects: relocating the wastewater treatment plant, and eliminating the Lot B/C skier bridge to shorten alignment of Bullion Basin Chairlift.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29956
Location: UNIT - White River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pierce. LEGAL - T17N, R10E, Section 25. The project is located within the permit boundary of the Crystal Mountain Ski Area within the Silver Creek watershed.
Loop Road Water Association #2 Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management   On Hold  N/A  N/A Miki Fujikawa
425-888-1421 ext. 241
mfujikawa@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a new well and water transmission line permit to recreation residence association whose permit has expired
Location: UNIT - White River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pierce. LEGAL - Section 3, T17n, R10E. Within the Silver Springs summer home tract in the Upper White River watershed.
Loop Road Water Association Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Miki Fujikawa
425-888-1421 ext. 241
mfujikawa@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a new surface water withdrawal and water transmission line permit to a recreation residence association whose permit has expired
Location: UNIT - White River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pierce. LEGAL - Sectopm 34. T18N, R10E. 1.5 miles north of Mt. Rainier National Park boundary within the the Silver Creek summer homes tract.
Puget Sound Energy and Qwest Utility Line Burial
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/13/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
08/2011 Mary Coughlin
360-802-5309
mcoughlin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Allow Puget Sound Energy (PSE) and Quest to bury portions of their distribution line located near Highway 410, within the upper White River watershed. The portion of the line that would be buried is currently located on wooden poles.
Location: UNIT - White River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pierce. LEGAL - T19N, R10E, S 30; T18N, R10E, S 5-8, 17, 20, 21, 27, 28, 34 and 35; T17N, R10E, S 2-4, 11-13, 24 and 25; T17N, R11E, S 19 and 30. The project is located within the Upper White River watershed, approximately 5 miles southeast of Greenwater, Washington.
Upper White River Vegetation and Restoration
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:07/2011  09/2011 Doug Schrenk
425-888-8750
dschrenk@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercially thin about 1,962 acres (stands <80 years) and close or decommission about 17 miles of road, protect McCullough Seed Orchard fence by clearing trees along its south and east border.
Location: UNIT - White River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pierce. LEGAL - T18N, R9E, Sections 1, 2-5, 8-12, 13-18, 19-21, 23, 24, 28-31; T18N, R10E, Sections 5-8, 18, 19. Project is located within the Upper White River, West Fork White River, Greenwater River, and Huckleberry Creek watersheds east of the town of Greenwater, WA.
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