Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2012 to 09/30/2012
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 10/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
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  Completed  Actual: 03/23/2012  08/2012 Brenda Halter-Glenn
202-260-9400
bhalterglenn@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.
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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
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 02/28/2012
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 07/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
04/2013 Laura Potash
425-783-6043
lpotash@fs.fed.us 
Description: Add 5 new elements: Treat 5250 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.). 5250 acres of treatment across the Forest including 968 known invasive plant sites, and a total of 43 different invasive plant species.
Mt. Baker Geothermal Consent to Lease
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/19/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
10/2012 Eric Ozog
360-691-4396
eozog@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service (FS) will determine if the lands should be leased, leased with stipulations, or withdrawn from further consideration for leasing and subsequent development.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38973
Location: UNIT - Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest All Units. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Whatcom. LEGAL - T37N, R08E, sections 02, 03, 04, 08, and 09; T37R08E, sections 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, and 29. This project is located in Whatcom County in the Baker River watershed within the Skagit River Sub-basin. Nominated lands are located south of the Mt. Baker Wilderness and east of the Mt. Baker NRA.
Skykomish Geothermal Consent to Lease
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/04/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
01/2013 Tasha Lo Porto
425-783-6039
tloporto@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service (FS) will determine whether to provide consent to BLM to lease nominated lands, or lease with stipulations, or deny from further consideration for leasing and subsequent development.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39448
Location: UNIT - Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest All Units. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Snohomish. LEGAL - T27N, R11E, Sections 01, 12, 13, 24 & T27N, R12E, Sections 04 - 09, 13 - 14, 16 - 23, 27- 29, 32 - 35 & T28N, R11E, Sections 22 - 27, 36 & T28N, R12E, Sections 19, 30 - 33. This project is located in in Snohomish County on the Skykomish Ranger District, approx. 6 air mi. NE of the Town of Skykomish, approx. 9 air mi. NE of the Town of Index.
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.
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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
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
07/2012 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
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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 District Road Repairs
CE
- Road management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/08/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
05/2013 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
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/08/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2012 
Expected:02/2013
 
05/2013 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
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
10/2012 Eric Ozog
360-691-4396
eozog@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue a special use permit and consent agreement to Snohomish Co. Public Utility District (PUD) for operation of existing electric distribution lines across National Forest System lands. Permit request is for 20 years
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 Road Flood Repairs
EA
- Road management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/18/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
05/2013 Phyllis Reed
360-436-2332
plreed@fs.fed.us 
Description: Repair 8 flood damaged sites on Road 26, and abandon and rehabilitate section of Road 26 - ERFO
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.
Weden Creek Trail Flood Repairs
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/15/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
03/2013 Carol Gladsjo
360-436-2316
cgladsjo@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct 0.5 mile of the Weden 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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/26/2010 
Expected:10/2012
 
03/2013 Carol Gladsjo
360-436-2316
cgladsjo@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.
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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
Excelsior Campground Road Reconstruction
EA
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 05/09/2012  06/2012 Carol Gladsjo
360-436-2316
cgladsjo@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reconstruct the Excelsior Campground Road to provide better traffic flow and parking. About 380 feet of road would be reconstructed to access Site B and bypass Site A. Parking areas would also be reconstructed to improve safety and capacity.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38382
Location: UNIT - Mt Baker Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Whatcom. LEGAL - T 40 N, R 08 E, SE 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Section 31. East of Glacier, WA about MP 40 on the Mt. Baker Highway 542 along North Fork of the Nooksack River.
Finney AMA Vegetation Management
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special area management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:01/2013  05/2013 Curtis Spalding
425-783-6033
cspalding@fs.fed.us 
Description: Vegetation management for restoration and long term management of late seral reserve (LSR) and ripariain habitat the Finney Adaptive Management Area. Timber sale to thin forest stands less than 80 years of age in LSR and to develop riparian habitat.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39000
Location: UNIT - Mt Baker Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Skagit. LEGAL - Centered around T34N, R8E. Eight miles south of Concrete, WA in the Finney Adaptive Management Area along Forest Road 17 and tributaries in the Finney Creek watershed.
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.
Mt. Baker Geothermal Lease II
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:08/2012  10/2012 Eric Ozog
360-691-4396
eozog@fs.fed.us 
Description: Evaulation of area suitability for geothermal lease based on foreseeable development scenario of one 20-30 megawatt binary power plant operation with 10-15 acres disturbance.If suitable, any develoment proposal would be subject to site spefic NEPA.
Location: UNIT - Mt Baker Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Whatcom. LEGAL - T37E, R8E. Ten miles north and west of Concrete, WA in the Baker Lake basin off road 12 near the Mt. Baker National Recreation Area.
South Fork Nooksack Trail Reconstruction
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/29/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
07/2013 Otis Allen
360-856-5700
oallen@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to relocate a mile of the South Fork Nooksack Trail #602 and repair the remaining two miles.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39786
Location: UNIT - Mt Baker Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Whatcom. Mt Baker Ranger District, North east of Sedro-Woolley, 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=24386
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
Denny Creek and Franklin Falls Traihead and Trail Reconstruction
EA
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2012 
Expected:09/2012  06/2013 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, close access to some roads around the trailheads, and reconstruct flood damaged portions of the Franklin Falls Trail.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37251
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.
Snoqualmie Christmas Tree Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/04/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
06/2013 Eric Ozog
425-888-8750
rslipsky@fs.fed.us 
Description: Hand plant up to 57,400 conifer seedlings to provide new Christmas tree cutting opportunities on approximately 255 acres of National Forest System lands within recently thinned I-90 Corridor Thin Timber Sale units
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39211
Location: UNIT - North Bend Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - King. Township 22 N, Range 10 E (Sections 6, 11, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22 and 26); Township 23 N, Range 8 E (Section 6).
Snoqualmie Pass Ski Area Master Development Plan Amendment #2
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/14/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
08/2012 Sean Wetterberg
425-783-6022
swetterberg@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed amendment includes the installation of a loading conveyor at the bottom ramp, and earthwork at the top ramp, of the Pacific Crest Chairlift.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39540
Location: UNIT - North Bend Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - King. Snoqualmie Pass in the Cascade Mountain Range of western Washington, approximately 25 miles east of North Bend, WA.
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
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=19645
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 
Completed  Actual: 10/06/2011  10/2011 Todd Griffin
360-677-2258
toddgriffin@fs.fed.us 
Description: 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.
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.
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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
Cable Drop Trail Repair
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/16/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
09/2012 Phil Kincare
360-436-1155
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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37255
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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=16036
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 
Completed  Actual: 04/16/2012  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 09/13/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2012 
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
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32251
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  Completed  Actual: 06/07/2012  08/2012 Curtis Spalding
425-783-6033
cspalding@fs.fed.us 
Description: Close 19 miles and decommission 18 miles of unneeded and environmentally high-risk roads on National Forest System lands within the South Fork Skykomish River and Miller-Foss watersheds. Leave remaining roads open.
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 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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 Base Area and Jupiter Chairlift Projects
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/16/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
06/2013 Tom Davis
425-677-2242
tdavis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improve Pacific Crest Lodge and upgrade the Jupiter Chairlift at the Stevens Pass Ski Area
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37414
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.
Sultan Basin Road 6122 Repair, Decommissioning and Road-toTrail Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Special use management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2012 
Expected:09/2012  06/2013 Eric Ozog
425-888-8750
rslipsky@fs.fed.us 
Description: Permanently authorize an existing gate, repair .5 mile of road to ML 2, convert about 1 mile of road to about 1700' of 5' wide motorized trail, remove plugged culverts from a 2003 slide, install fords, brush, and log out.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38459
Location: UNIT - Skykomish Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Snohomish. LEGAL - T29N, R9E, Section 29-30. Road 6122 is a spur off the 6120 Road adjacent to Spada Lake.
US 2 Slope Stabilization
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32152
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
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
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=19657
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
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=19656
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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/13/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=29961
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 
Completed  Actual: 04/02/2012  05/2012 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 
Completed  Actual: 06/13/2012  06/2012 Rachel Lipsky
425-888-8750
rslipsky@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.
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