Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2013 to 03/31/2013
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)  Completed  Actual: 11/28/2012  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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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 05/2013 
Expected:03/2014
 
06/2014 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32537
Location: UNIT - Clackamas River Ranger District, Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas, Marion. Boardman, Oregon to Salem, Oregon.
Geotechnical Investigations CE for the Proposed Cascade Crossing Transmission Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/28/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
07/2013 Kristy Boscheinen
503-668-1645
kboscheinen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Geotechnical investigations on National Forest System lands for the proposed Cascade Crossing Transmission Project
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38826
Location: UNIT - Clackamas River Ranger District, Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas, Marion. Along the proposed route and alternatives on the Mt. Hood and Willamette National Forests.
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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
2012 Forest-Wide Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/17/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2013 
Expected:03/2013
 
07/2013 Greg Wanner
503-622-2002
gwanner@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restore specific high priority watersheds that have been identified through Watershed Restoration Action Plans as well as other high priority restoration projects outside these watersheds.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40121
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hood National Forest All Units. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas, Hood River, Wasco. Still Creek, Salmon River, Hood River, Fifteenmile, and Clackamas River watersheds.
Forest-wide Bough Program
CE
- Forest products  Completed  Actual: 10/22/2012  09/2012 James Roden
503-630-8767
jroden@fs.fed.us 
Description: bough harvest across the forest
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38289
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hood National Forest All Units. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas. Forest Wide.
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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
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 03/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
07/2013 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Andy Tierney
541-467-5103
atierney@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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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
Gate Creek OHV Crossing Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:05/2013  07/2013 William Decker
541-467-5160
wgdecker@fs.fed.us 
Description: Build a trail system to connect the staging area & main trail while completing a loop in the Rock Creek OHV area. The project would install 3 culverts to cross Gate Creek, construct 0.8 miles of trail and convert 0.2 miles of FS Road 4830 to mix use.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40952
Location: UNIT - Barlow Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wasco. LEGAL - T4S, R11E, Section 26. Rock Creek Designated OHV Location (Forest Service Road 4830).
Knebal Springs Super Connector Trail Construction
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2013 
Expected:03/2013  05/2013 Jim Thornton
541-467-5131
jthornton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct 4 miles of trail to move existing route off FS Roads 1700 & 1720. Minimal clearing would be needed since the majority of the project is on skid roads used for The Dalles Fuelbreak project. Only 0.4 miles of trail would be new construction.
Location: UNIT - Barlow Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wasco. LEGAL - T1S and T2S, R10E, Sections 1, 2, 3 and 34. City of The Dalles Municipal Watershed (Forest Service Roads 1700 and 1720).
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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
Grove Thin
EA
- Forest products  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/12/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2012 
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
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37320
Location: UNIT - Clackamas River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas, Jefferson, Marion, Multnomah, Wasco. Oak Grove and Middle Clackamas Watershed.
Lemiti Salvage
EA
- Forest products  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/21/2012 
Expected:05/2013
 
07/2013 James Roden
503-630-8767
jroden@fs.fed.us 
Description: salvage of bug killed lodgepole pine
Location: UNIT - Clackamas River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas, Marion. Lemiti Creek.
Olallie Lake Lodge Improvements
EA
- 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.
Restoration 2012
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/04/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
07/2013 James Roden
503-630-8767
jroden@fs.fed.us 
Description: fish and watershed restoration projects
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38291
Location: UNIT - Clackamas River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas, Marion. district wide.
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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
2013 Middle Fork Irrigation District Projects
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2013 
Expected:03/2013  05/2013 Gary Asbridge
541-352-1217
gasbridge@fs.fed.us 
Description: Three projects would be completed by MFID within the permit area: 1) Clean out and replace the valve in the sediment basin; 2) Remove brush on the pipeline route (about 3850 feet); and, 3) Refurbish concrete on the Clear Branch Dam crest parapet wall
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40945
Location: UNIT - Hood River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Hood River. LEGAL - T1S, R9E, Sections 23, 26, 27, and 28. Laurenace Lake and Settling Pond approximately seven miles SW of Parkdale, Oregon.
Buttercup Chairlift Replacement and Realignment
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/18/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
08/2013 Jennie O'Connor Card
541-352-6002
jennieoconnorcard@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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37577
Location: UNIT - Hood River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Hood River. LEGAL - T3S, R9E, Section 4. Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort.
Lava Restoration
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:08/2013  04/2014 Andy Tierney
541-467-5103
atierney@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improve forest health in West, East & Middle Fork of Hood River subwatersheds. Treatments include plantation thinning, firewood removal & huckleberry enhancement, plus decommissioning 2.1 miles and closing (year round & seasonal) 22.3 miles of roads.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40686
Location: UNIT - Hood River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Hood River. LEGAL - T1S R8.5E Sections 25 and 36, T1S R9E Sections 1 and 6-36. West, East & Middle Fork of Hood River Subwatersheds.
Mt. Hood Meadows 2013 Maintenance Projects
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:03/2013  05/2013 Jennie O'Connor Card
541-352-1255
jennieoconnorcard@fs.fed.us 
Description: Complete maintenance projects within Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort permit area. Projects include: trail sign replacement, new trail signs at Shooting Star, Nordic ski trail maintenance, Kinnikinnick stumping grinding, and fiber optic line installation.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40944
Location: UNIT - Hood River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Hood River. LEGAL - T3S, R9E, Section 4. Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort Permit 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 03/2013 
Expected:09/2013
 
01/2014 Jennie O'Connor Card
541-352-6002
jennieoconnorcard@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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
Polallie Cooper Hazardous Fuels Reduction
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2013 
Expected:06/2014  10/2014 Andy Tierney
541-467-5103
atierney@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reduce fuels loading in fire adapted plant communities in the Cooper Spur Wildland Urban Interface located in the East Fork of Hood River watershed. Treatments may include plantation thinning, firewood removal, fuel break & natural stand thinning
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40687
Location: UNIT - Hood River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Hood River. LEGAL - T1S, R9E Sections 10-11, 14-15, 35-39, PB43 & PB44; T1S R10E Sections 4-10, 17-18 & 32-33. East Fork Hood River Watershed; Pinnacle Creek, East and Middle Fork of the Hood River, and Dog River Subwatersheds.
Red Hill Restoration
EA
- Forest products
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/17/2012 
Expected:03/2013
 
07/2013 Jennie O'Connor Card
541-352-1255
jennieoconnorcard@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 1,500 acres in the Red Hill area.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35969
Location: UNIT - Hood River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Hood River. LEGAL - T1S R8-9E; T2S, R8E. 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
 
12/2014 Bradley Siemens
503-668-1725
btsiemens@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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33120
Location: UNIT - Zigzag Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas. Within the Bull Run Watershed Management Unit.
C800 Group Communication Facility
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/18/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2012 
Expected:03/2013
 
08/2013 Kathryn Arendt
503-622-2003
karendt@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improve public agency emergency service communications available along the highways leading to Mt. Hood and the Timberline Ski Area, as well as the surrounding forestlands.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39551
Location: UNIT - Zigzag Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas. LEGAL - T3S, R8E, Section 6. The project is located on the Zigzag Ranger District near Government Camp, Oregon.
Clackamas County Broadband Proposal
CE
- 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.
Location: UNIT - Zigzag Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas. Government Camp.
Horseshoe Thin
EA
- Forest products  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:12/2013  06/2014 James Roden
503-630-8767
jroden@fs.fed.us 
Description: Thinning second-growth stands along Forest Road 1828.
Location: UNIT - Zigzag Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas. T. 2 S, R 8 E. WM.
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.
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.
Pacific Crest Trail Relocations
CE
- Recreation management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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 Mountain Bike Trails and Skills Park
EA
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 11/19/2012  07/2013 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
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This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.