Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2012 to 03/31/2012
Mt. Hood National Forest

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.
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Projects Occurring Nationwide
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Mt. Hood National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Mt. Hood National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Mt. Hood National Forest,  Barlow Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Mt. Hood National Forest,  Clackamas River Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Mt. Hood National Forest,  Hood River Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Mt. Hood National Forest,  Zigzag Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

Projects Occurring Nationwide  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Gypsy Moth Management in the United States: A Cooperative Approach
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/19/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2011 
Expected:03/2012
 
01/2013 Noel Schneeberger
610-557-4121
nschneeberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: The USDA Forest Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are analyzing a range of strategies for controlling gypsy moth damage to forests and trees in the United States.
Web Link:  http://www.na.fs.fed.us/wv/eis/
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/25/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
12/2011 Larry Hayden
202-205-1559
lhayden@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Department of Agriculture proposes to promulgate a new planning rule, which will set out the process for development, revision, and amendment of National Forest System land management plans.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/planningrule
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Agency-wide Rule.
Nationwide Aerial Application of Fire Retardant on National Forest System Lands.
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/13/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 Glen Stein
208-869-5405
gstein@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service will prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement for the continued nationwide aerial application of fire retardant on National Forest System lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/retardant/index.html
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
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R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Cascade Crossing Transmission Project
EIS
- Special use management  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 06/01/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2013 
Expected:11/2013
 
05/2014 Kristy Boscheinen
503-668-1645
kboscheinen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Portland General Electric is proposing to construct, maintain, and operate a 500 kv single- and double-circuit transmission line that would cross 25.7 miles of the Mt. Hood and Willamette National Forests.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32537
Location: UNIT - Clackamas River Ranger District, Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas, Marion. South end of MHNF and north end of Willamette NF. From Warm Springs Res. boundary to Detroit, then to west boundary of Willamette NF.
Forest Plan Amendment, Palomar Gas Transmission Project (PGT)
EIS
- Land management planning  On Hold  N/A  N/A Paul Norman
503-668-1456
pnorman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Amendments to Mt. Hood National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan are being proposed in conjuntion with the PGT project (led by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission). An alternative route could cross the Crooked River National Grassland.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=26564
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hood National Forest All Units, Crooked River Natl Grassland. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas, Wasco. LEGAL - T5S and Ranges 5E, 6E, 7E, 8E, 9E, 10E, and 11E. Central portion of the Forest.
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Mt. Hood 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
Campground Concessionaire Permits
EA
- Recreation management
- Special use management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/13/2011 
Expected:02/2012
 
04/2012 Malcolm Hamilton
503-668-1792
mhhamilton@fs.fed.us 
Description: This Environmental Assessment will determine whether to manage 28 additional recreation sites across the Forest under a concessionaire special use permit.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32471
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hood National Forest All Units. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas, Hood River, Marion, Wasco. LEGAL - Forestwide. Fee campgrounds across the Forest as well as Clackamas Lake Guard Station, Camp Cody, Bagby Hot Springs, and RV pads above Bear Springs Campground.
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Mt. Hood 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
Cascade Huts 2011 Proposal
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/02/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
05/2012 Daniel Gilfillan
541-352-1248
dgilfillan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Cascade Huts operates three huts within the Mt Hood National Forest. An additional 2 huts would be added to its inventory available for rent in 2011.The huts are to be placed on existing roads. Proposed locations are the 1700-680 and 4431 Roads.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35689
Location: UNIT - Barlow Ranger District, Hood River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Hood River, Wasco. LEGAL - T1S, R10E, Section 34 and T2S, R11E, Section 5. 1700-680 road on Hood River Ranger District and 4431 road on Barlow Ranger District.
Cooper Spur-Government Camp Land Exchange
EIS
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 10/13/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 10/2012 
Expected:04/2013
 
06/2013 Kristy Boscheinen
503-668-1645
kboscheinen@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service would convey 120 acres of property at Government Camp and acquire 770 acres of private land at Cooper Spur.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33072
Location: UNIT - Zigzag Ranger District, Hood River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas, Hood River. Government Camp, Oregon, and Cooper Spur area, Oregon.
Dog River Pipeline Replacement
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/11/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
04/2013 Michelle Lombardo
503-668-1796
mlombardo@fs.fed.us 
Description: The existing Dog River pipeline, which is an important component of The Dalles' public drinking water supply, is deteriorating, leaking from tree damage, and exhibiting corrosion. This project proposes to replace the existing pipeline.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34721
Location: UNIT - Barlow Ranger District, Hood River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Hood River, Wasco. LEGAL - T2S, R10E, Sections 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, and 11. The Dog River pipeline conveys water from the Dog River diversion dam to the south fork of Mill Creek.
Road Decommissioning for Habitat Restoration, Increment #3 (Barlow and Hood River Ranger Districts)
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/05/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
09/2012 Michelle Lombardo
503-668-1796
mlombardo@fs.fed.us 
Description: Decommissioning roads to improve hydrologic function and reduce adverse impacts to aquatic and terrestrial habitats on the Barlow and Hood River Ranger Districts.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34050
Location: UNIT - Barlow Ranger District, Hood River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Hood River, Wasco. The project area includes the White River watershed and Tygh Creek subwatershed.
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Mt. Hood National Forest,   Barlow 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
The Dalles Watershed Phase II
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 09/06/2011 
Expected:02/2012
 
05/2012 Andy Tierney
541-467-5103
atierney@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reduce hazardous fuels on approx 2400 acres within The Dalles Municipal Watershed. This project focuses on the interior of the watershed, including in-holdings. Activities may include commercial/sapling thinning, underburning, piling, and/or pruning.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33679
Location: UNIT - Barlow Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Hood River, Wasco. LEGAL - T1S and T2S, R10 E and R11E, Willamette Meridian. City of The Dalles Municipal Watershed.
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Mt. Hood National Forest,   Clackamas 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
2010 Clackamas Restoration Projects
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A James Roden
503-630-8767
jroden@fs.fed.us 
Description: District wide restoration project including riparian restoration, wildlife enhancement, meadow enhancement, trail relocation, restoration of damage caused by recreators.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=27777
Location: UNIT - Clackamas River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas, Marion. Clackamas River Ranger District, Mt. Hood National Forest.
Grove Thin
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2011 
Expected:08/2012  10/2012 James Roden
503-630-8767
jroden@fs.fed.us 
Description: Thinning of second-growth stands in the Oak Grove and Middle Clackamas Watersheds
Location: UNIT - Clackamas River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas, Jefferson, Marion, Multnomah, Wasco. Oak Grove and Middle Clackamas Watershed.
Jazz Thin
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/18/2011 
Expected:02/2012
 
08/2012 James Roden
503-630-8767
jroden@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of this project is to thin second-growth plantations to achieve multiple objectives. Thinning would occur in matrix, late-successional reserves and riparian reserves.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=31714
Location: UNIT - Clackamas River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas. Collawash Watershed.
Olallie Lake Lodge Improvements
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:03/2012  07/2012 James Roden
503-630-8767
jroden@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improvements to facilities near Olallie Lake.
Location: UNIT - Clackamas River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas, Jefferson, Marion, Multnomah, Wasco. Olallie Lake Lodge.
Road 6330 repair
CE
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/02/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 James Roden
503-630-8767
jroden@fs.fed.us 
Description: Repair a slide that dumped mud, debris and trees onto road 6330 and plugged a culvert.
Location: UNIT - Clackamas River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas, Marion, Multnomah, Wasco. LEGAL - Section 17 T. 7 S., R. 6 E. WM. road 6330.
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Mt. Hood National Forest,   Hood 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
Buttercup Chairlift Replacement and Realignment
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/05/2011 
Expected:03/2012
 
05/2012 Michelle Lombardo
503-668-1796
mlombardo@fs.fed.us 
Description: In order to increase capacity and improve traffic flow and safety at the top of the Buttercup Chairlift at Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort, the Proposed Action is to upgrade and realign the Buttercup Chairlift.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37577
Location: UNIT - Hood River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Hood River. Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort.
Frog Lake Winter Shelter and Play Hill
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Michael Dryden
541-352-1246
mddryden@fs.fed.us 
Description: Build a shelter near Frog Lake Sno-Park to use as warming hut and gathering area for snowmobilers, sledders, and other winter users. Includes thinning trees in plantation (less than 5 acres) adjacent to structure to be used as a winter play area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=30115
Location: UNIT - Hood River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Hood River. LEGAL - T4S, R8E, Section 17. Between 2610 and 2610-220, approximately 1/4-mile from plowed parking area in previously disturbed area.
Mt. Hood Meadows Parking Improvements (Twilight Parking Lot and Sunrise Maintenance Shop) EIS
EIS
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 07/08/2011
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 04/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
02/2013 Michelle Lombardo
503-668-1796
mlombardo@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct the Twilight Parking Lot (12.5 acres), including the access roads, cut/ fill slopes, storm water swales, snow storage, and equipment maintenance yard. Also, construct a new maintenance shop on the north side of the Sunrise parking lot.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=26954
Location: UNIT - Hood River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Hood River. LEGAL - Sections 10 & 11, T3S, R 9E. Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort.
Red Hill Restoration
EA
- Forest products
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2012 
Expected:09/2012  10/2012 Whitney Olsker
541-467-5155
wolsker@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improve forest health in Upper West Fork Hood River subwatershed. Treatments include plantation thinning, riparian enhancement, fuels reduction, habitat improvement & huckleberry enhancement. Treatments will occur on 3,000 acres in the Red Hill area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35969
Location: UNIT - Hood River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Hood River. Upper West Fork Hood River Subwatershed (Red Hill area).
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Mt. Hood National Forest,   Zigzag 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
Bull Run Land Exchange
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Land ownership management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/12/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2013 
Expected:12/2013
 
12/2013 Kristy Boscheinen
503-668-1645
kboscheinen@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Mt. Hood National Forest would convey 2,830 acres of land to the City of Portland, and acquire 2,528 acres of city land, all in the Bull Run Watershed Management Unit.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33120
Location: UNIT - Zigzag Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas. Within the Bull Run Watershed Management Unit.
Clackamas County Broadband Proposal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/01/2011 
Expected:03/2012
 
05/2012 Paul Norman
503-668-1456
pnorman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal for installation of a fiber optic cable from Zigzag area to Government Camp. Project is part of a county wide proposal to improve internet. ARRA funded.
Location: UNIT - Zigzag Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas. LEGAL - T2S, R7E Sec 34; T3S, R7E Secs 2, 3, 11, 13, 14; T3S R8E, Secs 13-18, 24; T3S R8.5E Sec 23 & 24. Within or immediately adjacent to PGE Transmission line that goes from Zigzag to Government Camp.
Government Camp Trail Grooming Shed
CE
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Kathleen Walker
503-622-3191
kwalker@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct a snow-cat grooming shed for grooming of the nordic trails around Government Camp.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=28065
Location: UNIT - Zigzag Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas. Government Camp.
Hunchback Mountain Land Exchange
CE
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/06/2010 
Expected:03/2012
 
03/2012 Kristy Boscheinen
503-668-1645
kboscheinen@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service would convey 160 acres of property on Wildcat Mtn. Road and acquire 160 acres of county land at Hunchback Mountain.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33118
Location: UNIT - Zigzag Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas. Wildcat Mtn. Road at the eastern Forest boundary; Hunchback Mtn. to the south of Hwy 26 at Zig Zag.
Oregon Nordic Club Shelter at Trillium Lake
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Kathleen Walker
503-622-3191
kwalker@fs.fed.us 
Description: Propose to install a yurt at the overflow parking area west of the Trillium Lake Dam. Primary purpose is a warming shelter for nordic skiers and snowshoers.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=23544
Location: UNIT - Zigzag Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas. LEGAL - T3S, R8 1/2 E, Section 36. Overflow parking area at the west end of the Trillium Lake Dam.
PGE Reliability Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/01/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
04/2012 Paul Norman
503-668-1456
pnorman@fs.fed.us 
Description: PGE proposal to relocate transmission line from FR 1819 area over to US 26 to allow better access to line for repair during power outages.
Location: UNIT - Zigzag Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas. LEGAL - T2S, R7E Sec 34; T3S, R7E Secs 2, 3 & 11. Zigzag RD, FR 1819 and US 26 from west Forest Boundary to Rhododendron.
Pacific Crest Trail Relocations
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/30/2011 
Expected:02/2012
 
07/2012 McKenzie Jensen
503-622-2026
mckenziejensen@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will relocate short sections and reconstruct the walking trails above Timberline Lodge to the PCT. It will remove the broken asphalt and replace the trails with packed gravel. At least one trail will be ADA compliant.
Location: UNIT - Zigzag Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas. North from the road in front of Timberline Lodge to the PCT and up to Silcox. If funds exist, west to the amphitheater and east to the water tower.
Timberline Lodge Walking Trails Reconstruction
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/01/2011 
Expected:02/2012
 
07/2012 McKenzie Jensen
503-622-2026
mckenziejensen@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will relocate short sections of trail and reconstruct the walking trails above Timberline Lodge to the PCT. It will remove the broken asphalt and replace the trails with packed gravel. At least one trail will be ADA compliant.
Location: UNIT - Zigzag Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas. North from the road in front of Timberline Lodge to the PCT and up to Silcox. If funds exist, west to the amphitheater and east to the water tower.
Timberline Mountain Bike Trails and Skills Park
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/05/2011 
Expected:03/2012
 
07/2012 Kristy Boscheinen
503-668-1645
kboscheinen@fs.fed.us 
Description: RLK & Company propose to develop a managed, lift-assisted mountain bike trails and skills park within the permit area of the Timberline Ski Area. Approximately 8-9 acres of ground disturbance would occur.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32278
Location: UNIT - Zigzag Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas. LEGAL - T3S, R9E, sections 7, 12, and 13. Timberline Ski Area, Mt. Hood, Oregon.
Zigzag Ranger Station Office Expansion and Remodel
CE
- Facility management  Completed  Actual: 06/01/2011  03/2012 Bill Westbrook
503-622-3191-601
bwestbrook@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project proposes to expand and remodel the Zigzag Ranger District Office.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32277
Location: UNIT - Zigzag Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas. Zigzag, Oregon.
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This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.