Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2012 to 12/31/2012
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 09/2012 
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.
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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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/19/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
01/2013 Eric Ozog
360-691-4396
eozog@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service (FS) will determine whether to provide consent to BLM to lease nominated lands, or to lease with stipulations, or to deny from further consideration for leasing and subsequent development
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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
- 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 to lease with stipulations, or to deny from further consideration for leasing and subsequent development.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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
Finney AMA Vegetation Management
EA
- Special area management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/29/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
08/2013 Curtis Spalding
425-783-6033
cspalding@fs.fed.us 
Description: Vegetation management for restoration and long term management of late success reserve (LSR) and riparian habitat in Finney Adaptive Management Area. Thin forest stands less than 80 years of age in LSR to develop old growth habitat features
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39000
Location: UNIT - Mt Baker Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Skagit. LEGAL - Centered around T34N, R8E. Twenty-two miles east of Sedro-Woolley, 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
- 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.
Puget Sound Hydro Easement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/26/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
09/2012 Sue ShermanBiery
360-854-2660
sshermanbiery@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposal is to issue a 20 year Special Use Authorization to grant access on approximately 625 feet of existing Forest Service Road 3045 from the entrance of Excelsior Campground to private property.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39908
Location: UNIT - Mt Baker Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Whatcom. LEGAL - T39N R8E Sec. 31. The project area lies seven miles east of Glacier, WA.
South Fork Nooksack Trail Reconstruction
CE
- 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 proposes to relocate a mile of the South Fork Nooksack Trail #602 and repair the remaining two miles.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39786
Location: UNIT - Mt Baker Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Whatcom. Mt Baker Ranger District, northeast 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/08/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
06/2013 Rachel Lipsky
425-888-8750
rslipsky@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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37251
Location: UNIT - North Bend Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - King. LEGAL - Section 8, T22N, R11E. Just NE of Exit 42 from Interstate 90 (18 miles East of North Bend, WA).
Snoqualmie Christmas Tree Project
CE
- 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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
- 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
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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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
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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
Grubstake Peak Communication Site Renewal and Expansion
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/08/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
10/2012 Nikolai Ferrell
425-888-8770
nferrell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renew the existing special use permit for the communication site and allow expansion of the existing facility
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39935
Location: UNIT - White River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pierce. T17N, R10E, section 27.
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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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/CenturyLink Greenwater to Crystal Mountain Utilities Special Use Permit
EA
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/05/2012  06/2013 Eric Ozog
360-691-4396
eozog@fs.fed.us 
Description: Allow Puget Sound Energy (PSE) and CenturyLink 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
Ranger Creek Airstrip Special Use Permit Renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/08/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
10/2012 Nikolai Ferrell
425-888-8770
nferrell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renew the existing special use permit for the airstrip operated and maintained by Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT).
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39936
Location: UNIT - White River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pierce. T18N, R10E, section 27.
White River Recreation Residence Water and Septic
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/08/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
10/2012 Nikolai Ferrell
425-888-8770
nferrell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Permit three new community water systems, one community septic system, and four private septic systems serving a total of 11 recreational cabins.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39934
Location: UNIT - White River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pierce. T18N, R10E, section 34 and T17N, R10E, section 3.
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