Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2013 to 09/30/2013
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) :
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)

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
Green Mountain Lookout Removal EIS
EIS

           *NEW LISTING*
- Regulations, Directives, Orders
- Heritage resource management 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 05/02/2013
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2013 
Expected:06/2014
 
08/2014 Todd Griffin
360-677-2258
toddgriffin@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project proposes to relocate Green Mountain Lookout to a similar mountain top at Circle Peak, outside of Wilderness. The proposed action would also include the use of motorized equipment and mechanized transport within Glacier Peak Wilderness.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42020
Location: UNIT - Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest All Units. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Snohomish. LEGAL - Green Mountain-T32N, R12E, Section 3, W.M., Circle Peak-T32N, R11E, Section 36, W.M. The proposed action includes two project sites, Green Mountain and Circle Peak.
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 09/2013 
Expected:01/2014
 
04/2014 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
- 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://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
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/04/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2013 
Expected:08/2013
 
09/2013 Todd Griffin
360-677-2258
toddgriffin@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://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  Completed  Actual: 04/02/2013  05/2013 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32201
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  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/08/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2014 
Expected:06/2015
 
06/2016 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.
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 06/2014 
Expected:07/2014
 
09/2014 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 06/2014 
Expected:07/2014
 
09/2014 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 01/2014 
Expected:03/2014
 
07/2014 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.
Mt. Loop Gateway and Beaver Lake Trail Enhancement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/22/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
07/2013 Carol Gladsjo
360-436-2316
cgladsjo@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct a gateway visitor information station at the Beaver Lake Trailhead along with reconstruction of the Beaver Lake Trail and Trailhead
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42148
Location: UNIT - Darrington Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Snohomish. LEGAL - T31N R10E Sections 5 and 14. The project is located between seven and 10 miles southeast of Darrington along the Mountain Loop Scenic By-way.
Road 25 Riprap Removal
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/15/2002 
Expected:11/2013
 
06/2014 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  Completed  Actual: 04/02/2013  05/2013 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
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.
Sulphur Creek Campground Restoration
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/10/2013
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2013 
Expected:02/2014
 
05/2014 Phyllis Reed
360-436-2332
plreed@fs.fed.us 
Description: Provides for the clean-up and reconfiguration of access in Sulphur Cr. Campground after 10 years of no drivable access due to flood damage. The project would restore floodplain processes and conditions along known fish spawning and rearing habitat.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42123
Location: UNIT - Darrington Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Snohomish. LEGAL - T32N R12E Section 24. The project is located within the Suiattle River drainage at Mile Post 22.8 of USFS Road #26.
Verizon Communication Permit Amendment
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/10/2013
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2013 
Expected:03/2014
 
07/2014 Eric Ozog
360-691-4396
eozog@fs.fed.us 
Description: Verizon Wireless (VW) proposes to add alternative energy source components of solar and wind power for the existing VW communication site located on Seglesen Ridge of the Darrington Ranger District.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42101
Location: UNIT - Darrington Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Skagit. LEGAL - T33N R09E Section 30. The project is located approximately 6 air miles northwest of Darrington, Washington.
Weden Creek Trail Flood Repairs
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/15/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2013 
Expected:12/2013
 
06/2014 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 05/22/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
07/2013 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  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2015 
Expected:06/2016  06/2016 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  Completed  Actual: 05/03/2013  08/2013 Curtis Spalding
425-783-6033
cspalding@fs.fed.us 
Description: Vegetation management part of research study on restoration and long-term management of late successio reserve (LSR) and riparian habitat in Finney Adaptive Management Area. Thin LSR forest stands less than 80 years old to develop old growth features
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. 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.
Hwy 542 Enhancement Project
CE
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/21/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
08/2013 Carol Gladsjo
360-436-2316
cgladsjo@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improve access to recreation sites, maintain facilities and visitor amenities, provide additional interpretive opportunities and materials, increase motorist and visitor safety, and protect resources at dispersed recreation sites.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41643
Location: UNIT - Mt Baker Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Whatcom. LEGAL - Township 39N, Ranges 7, 8 and 9E and Township 40N, Ranges 7, 8 and 9E WM. The project area lies within Whatcom County WA, approximately 30 miles northeast of Sedro-Woolley along State Route 542 from Glacier, WA to the end of the National Forest Scenic Byway.
Kaaland Habitat Restoration Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/21/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
08/2013 Sue ShermanBiery
360-854-2632
tjmathis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Plant native vegetation plantings and begin annual maintenance to improve habitat quantity and quality for fish and wildlife on the Kaaland land acquisition.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41646
Location: UNIT - Mt Baker Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Skagit. LEGAL - Portions of T35N; R5E; Secs. 22, 23, 26 and 27. The project area lies within Skagit County WA, approximately 3 miles east of Sedro-Woolley and along the Wild and Scenic Skagit River.
Puget Sound Hydro Easement
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/28/2012 
Expected:03/2013
 
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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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.
Sauk Mtn Tripartite Land Exchange
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Land acquisition  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/31/2013 
Expected:12/2013
 
01/2014 Theresa Mathis
360-854-2632
tjmathis@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to exchange an equal value of National Forest timber for two parcels of land approximating 78 acres
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42246
Location: UNIT - Mt Baker Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Skagit. LEGAL - SE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 14; T35N; 9E; WM and a portion of Section 15; T35N; R9E;WM. The two parcels are located within 1/2 mile of each other in the North Cascades approximately 30 miles east of Sedro-Woolley and 20 miles north of Darrington, in Skagit County, WA.
South Fork Nooksack Trail Reconstruction
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/13/2012 
Expected:11/2013
 
06/2014 Otis Allen
360-856-5700
oallen@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to relocate 1.2 miles of the South Fork Nooksack Trail #602 out of the floodplain and repair an additional two miles of existing trail.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39786
Location: UNIT - Mt Baker Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Whatcom. LEGAL - T37N, R7E, Secs. 21, 22, 27 and 34. Mt Baker Ranger District, northeast of Sedro-Woolley, WA.
USGS South Cascade Glacier Research Station
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/10/2013 
Expected:06/2014
 
06/2014 Sue ShermanBiery
360-856-5700
sshermanbiery@fs.fed.us 
Description: The USFS proposes to issue a 20 year permit to USGS Ice and Climate Project, to continue the operation and maintenance of the research station at S Cascade Glacier, in the Glacier Peak Wilderness area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42137
Location: UNIT - Mt Baker Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Skagit. LEGAL - T33N, R13E, Sec. 2. South Cascade Glacier in the Glacier Peaks Wilderness.
WSDOT Highway 542 Microwave Towers
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/06/2011  10/2011 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  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/08/2012 
Expected:07/2013
 
08/2013 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://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. Just NE of Exit 42 from Interstate 90 (18 miles East of North Bend, WA).
Middle Fork Trail #1003 Relocation (MP 3.04 to 3.83)
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/13/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
08/2013 Steven Johnson
360-802-5313
stevenljohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would relocate flood damaged, deteriorated, and slide prone sections of the Middle Fork Trail between MP 3.04 and 3.83 to a bench out of the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River floodplain, with approx, 2,815 ft. of damaged trail decommissioned.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41257
Location: UNIT - North Bend Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - King. LEGAL - T24N, R10E, SW ¼ Section 25, SE ¼ SE ¼ Section 26, and NE ¼ NW ¼ Section 36. Middle Fork Snoqualmie River watershed approximately 15 miles NE of the City of North Bend, WA.
Pratt Bar Trail Construction
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/13/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
08/2013 Steven Johnson
360-802-5313
stevenljohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Provide safe access to the Pratt Bar, by converting 1,100 ft. of closed non-system road to a USFS system trail. A 35-40 foot bridge would be constructed over a creek and a toilet and trailhead sign would be installed in the existing parking lot.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41261
Location: UNIT - North Bend Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - King. LEGAL - T24N, R10E, SE ¼ Section 30. Middle Fork Snoqualmie River watershed approximately 9 miles NE of the City of North Bend, WA.
Snoqualmie Pass Utility District Permit Amendment
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Steven Johnson
360-802-5313
stevenljohnson@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.
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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
Communications Use Lease Renewals
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/02/2010 
Expected:06/2014
 
06/2014 Todd Griffin
360-677-2258
toddgriffin@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.
Forest Road 6122 Culvert and Stockpile Project
CE
- Road management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/15/2012 
Expected:06/2013
 
07/2013 Eric Ozog
360-691-4396
eozog@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install two relief culverts above existing culverts within the prism of Forest Road 6122. Remove up to 6,100 cubic yards of excess road fill material from the two culvert crossings and pile the material in an existing clearing adjacent to the road.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40502
Location: UNIT - Skykomish Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Snohomish. LEGAL - T29N, R9E, Section 29-30. Forest Road 6122 near Spada Lake.
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.
Sultan Roads Decommissioning Project
EA
- Special use management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Notice of Initiation 07/2013 
Expected:07/2014  08/2014 Rachel Lipsky
425-888-8750
rslipsky@fs.fed.us 
Description: Put ~1.3 miles of road into storage, including the 6122-000, 6122-110, and 6122-115 roads. Decommission ~7.7 miles of roads, including the 6100-050,6122-000, 6124-000, and 6124-114 roads and 4.5 miles of non-system roads. Remove a defunct bridge.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38459
Location: UNIT - Skykomish Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Snohomish. LEGAL - Sections 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, and 33 of T 29N, R8E, and Sections 29, and 30 of T29N, R9E. Sultan Basin, near Spada Lake.
Washington State Department of Transportation(WSDOT) Howitzer Structure
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/15/2012 
Expected:08/2013
 
08/2013 Todd Griffin
360-677-2258
toddgriffin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize the construction, use, and occupancy of a small structure (20’ x 26’) for the storage and use of an artillery piece (105mm howitzer) for avalanche control along US Highway 2 by WSDOT
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40501
Location: UNIT - Skykomish Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - King. LEGAL - NW¼, Section 15, T26N, R13E, W.M. The howitzer structure would be located at the Wellington trailhead parking area, approximately 11 air miles east of Skykomish, Washington, in the NW¼, Section 15, T26N, R13E, W.M. Vehicular access i.
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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
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/27/2013
05/24/2013 
07/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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://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.
Ranger Creek Airstrip Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/08/2012 
Expected:07/2013
 
08/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/08/2012 
Expected:08/2013
 
06/2014 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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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