Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2012 to 03/31/2012
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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/19/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2011 
Expected:03/2012
 
01/2013 Noel Schneeberger
610-557-4121
nschneeberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: The USDA Forest Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are analyzing a range of strategies for controlling gypsy moth damage to forests and trees in the United States.
Web Link:  http://www.na.fs.fed.us/wv/eis/
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  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:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/13/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2011 
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.
Back To Top

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/nepa_project_exp.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
- 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Back To Top

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:09/2011
 
09/2011 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).
Back To Top

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
- 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/nepa_project_exp.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  Completed  Actual: 07/13/2011  10/2011 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32697
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
- 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/nepa_project_exp.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
- 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/nepa_project_exp.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
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/08/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2011 
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/nepa_project_exp.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
- 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/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35202
Location: UNIT - Darrington Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Snohomish. LEGAL - T32N R11E Section 14. Marsh Pond, Suiattle River drainage.
Road 25 Riprap Removal
CE
- 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/nepa_project_exp.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/nepa_project_exp.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:10/2011
 
06/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.php?project=24529
Location: UNIT - Darrington Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Skagit, Snohomish. Suiattle River drainage.
Suiattle Road Flood Repairs
EA
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/06/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
06/2012 Phyllis Reed
360-436-1155
plreed@fs.fed.us 
Description: Repair 8 flood damaged sites on Road 26, and abandon and rehabilitate section of Road 26 - ERFO
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37262
Location: UNIT - Darrington Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Snohomish. LEGAL - T33N R10E Sec. 13, T32N R11E Sec. 14,15, and T32N R12E 14,15, and 24. Suiattle River drainage.
Weeden Creek Trail Flood Repairs
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/15/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
08/2012 Carol Gladsjo
360-436-1155
cgladsjo@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct 0.5 mile of the Weeden trail to replace flood damaged portions of the trail. The trail relocation would begin north of the clay slide on the county road to Monte Cristo, with construction upslope of the county road.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37259
Location: UNIT - Darrington Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Snohomish. LEGAL - T31N R11E, Sec. 7. S.F. of the Sauk River drainage, Weeden Creek.
White Chuck Bench Trail Repair and Reconstruction
CE
- Facility management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/26/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2012 
Expected:03/2012
 
06/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Back To Top

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
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 12/27/2011  07/2013 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
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).
Back To Top

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
Denny Creek and Franklin Falls Traihead and Trail Reconstruction
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:08/2012  09/2012 Bill Sobieralski
425-888-8771
bsobieralski@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would enlarge and better define existing parking facilities at the Denny Creek and Franklin Falls Trailheads and reconstruct flood damage portions of the Franklin Falls Trail.
Location: UNIT - North Bend Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - King. LEGAL - Section 8, T22N, R11E. Interstate 90 corridor approximately 18 miles east of North Bend, WA.
Granite Creek Road 5610 Decommissioning and Road to Trail
EA
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/28/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
07/2012 Doug Schrenk
425-888-8750
dschrenk@fs.fed.us 
Description: A proposal to decommission and remove approximately 3.9 miles of roads from the Forest transportation system and decommission and convert approximately 1.0 mile to trail.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37099
Location: UNIT - North Bend Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - King. LEGAL - Section 24, T23N, R9E. Granite Creek Road System 5610 within the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River watershed.
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.
Spruce Mine Helispot Special Use Permit
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/22/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
10/2011 Todd Griffin
360-677-2258
toddgriffin@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project proposes to enlarge an existing turnout located on the Dutch Miller Gap Trail/ inholder private road and issue a long-term special use permit (10 year) for its use as a helispot by the Spruce Mine owners.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37276
Location: UNIT - North Bend Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - King. LEGAL - SE 1/4 SW 1/4 Section 36, T26N, R11E. The project is located along and within the clearing limits of the Dutch Miller Gap Trail/private road within the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River watershed.
Back To Top

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
Cable Drop Trail Repair
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2011 
Expected:10/2011  10/2011 Phil Kincare
360-854-2631
pkincare@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improve, repair and realign existing trail and improve, expand, grade and surface an existing parkng area, ingress and egress for the Cable Drop river access site to the South Fork Skykomish River from Mt. Index Road 6020.
Location: UNIT - Skykomish Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Snohomish. LEGAL - NW 1/4, SW 1/4 Section 19, T27N, R10E. Project is located on the Skykomish Ranger District within the South Fork Skykomish River watershed.
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 Ridge Meadow Restoration
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/07/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
05/2012 Tasha Lo Porto
425-783-6039
tloporto@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restoration of the high-elevation Harlan Ridge meadow, damaged by off road vehicles, by promoting natural recovery and assisting recovery, leveling rutted areas, and replanting select denuded areas within the meadow with native vegetation.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37290
Location: UNIT - Skykomish Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - King. LEGAL - T26N, R12E, S 4 & 9. Accessed by FS Road 6525 in the headwaters of Harlan Creek in the Beckler River subwatershed; located on the Skykomish Ranger District.
Harlan Creek Road Decommissioning
EA
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/18/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
06/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Skykomish Communications Site Lease Reissues
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/02/2010 
Expected:07/2012
 
08/2012 Todd Griffin
360-677-2258
toddgriffin@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.
South Fork Skykomish Roads
EA
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/16/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2011 
Expected:02/2012
 
04/2012 Curtis Spalding
425-783-6033
cspalding@fs.fed.us 
Description: Identify what National Forest System roads to manage at current maintenance levels and what roads to put into storage or close through decommissioning within the South Fork Skykomish River and Miller-Foss watersheds.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36944
Location: UNIT - Skykomish Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - King, Snohomish. South Fork Skykomish River and Miller-Foss watersheds.
South Fork Skykomish Roads_Test Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/13/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
02/2012 Curtis Spalding
425-783-6033
cspalding@fs.fed.us 
Description: Close or Decommission roads in the South Fork Skykomish River and Miller-Foss watersheds for aquatic resource protection.
Location: UNIT - Skykomish Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - King, Snohomish. Located in Snohomish and King counties, in the South Fork Skykomish River and Miller-Foss drainages.
Stevens Pass Master Development Plan Phase II Projects - Lodge Additions
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/19/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
07/2012 Lesley Tullis
435-781-5137
ltullis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Constructing two building additions, to the Pacific Crest (PCL) and Granite Peaks (GPL) day lodges at Stevens Pass Ski Area base facilities.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsinternet/!ut/p/c4/04_SB8K8xLLM9MSSzPy8xBz9CP0os3gDfxMDT8MwRydLA1cj72BTUwMTAwjQL8h2VAQA1NXCVQ!!/?ss=110605&navtype=BROWSEBYSUBJECT&cid=FSE_003759&navid=130110000000000&pnavid=130000000000000&position=BROWSEBYSUBJECT
Location: UNIT - Skykomish Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - King. LEGAL - Township 26N, Range 13E, Section 14, Willamette Meridian, King County, WA. Stevens Pass Ski Area, Hwy. 2, Skykomish Ranger District, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie N.F., WA.
US 2 Slope Stabilization
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/01/2010 
Expected:09/2011
 
09/2011 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.
Back To Top

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
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 01/2012 
Expected:03/2012
 
06/2012 Eric Ozog
360-691-4396
eozog@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.
Recreation Residence Water Use Permit Reissue
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/06/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
12/2011 Nikolai Ferrell
619-445-6235-3460
nferrell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue special use permits to Silver Springs Loop Road Associations #1, #2, and #3; Alta Crystal Resort and Deep Creek Recreation Residences to operate and maintain existing wells, storage tanks, and water lines for a 20 year term.
Location: UNIT - White River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Snohomish. LEGAL - Sections 3 and 4, T.17 N. R.10 E.; Section 34, T.18 N. R.10 E.; and NW of Section 8, T.17 N. R.10 E. The project is located along State Highway 410 within the White River watershed.
Upper White River Vegetation and Restoration
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/02/2011 
Expected:03/2012
 
06/2012 Doug Schrenk
425-888-8750
dschrenk@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercially thin about 1,413 acres (stands <80 years) and close or decommission about 20.6 miles of road, protect McCullough Seed Orchard fence by clearing trees along its south and east border (approximately 18 acres).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32525
Location: UNIT - White River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pierce. LEGAL - T18N, R9E, Sections 1-5, 8-12, 13-18, 19-21, 23, and 29-32; T18N, R10E, Sections 6, 7, and 18; and T19N, R10, Section 21. It is accessible from Highway 410 and Forest Service Roads 73, 74, and 75. Project is located within the Upper White River, West Fork White River and Huckleberry Creek watersheds east of the town of Greenwater, WA.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.