Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2011 to 09/30/2011
Ochoco 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, Ochoco National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Ochoco National Forest,  Crooked River Natl Grassland (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Ochoco National Forest,  Lookout Mountain Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Ochoco National Forest,  Paulina 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 09/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 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:
NOI in Federal Register 08/27/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/2011 
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
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/project_content.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.
Invasive Plant Treatments
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  On Hold  N/A  N/A Debra Mafera
541-477-6914
dmafera@fs.fed.us 
Description: Supplemental EIS for site-specific treatment of invasive plants at approx. 1,892 sites on the Ochoco and Deschutes NF and Crooked River National Grassland. Methods include herbicides, manual, mechanical and cultural.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/invasiveplant-eis/site-specific/DES/
Location: UNIT - Deschutes National Forest All Units, Ochoco National Forest All Units. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Klamath. Deschutes & Ochoco NF.
Travel Management Environmental Impact Statement
EIS
- Recreation management  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 10/09/2009
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 07/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
10/2011 Mollie Chaudet
541-383-5517
mchaudet@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Travel Management EIS project will implement the travel management rule (prohibiting motorized travel off of existing designated routes where it is not currently prohibited) and continue to provide motorized access for dispersed camping.
Location: UNIT - Deschutes National Forest All Units, Ochoco National Forest All Units. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Crook, Deschutes, Grant, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake. Deschutes & Ochoco NF.
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Ochoco 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
Ochoco Summit Trail System
EIS
- Recreation management  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 11/20/2009
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 08/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
05/2012 Dede Steele
541-416-6490
dsteele@fs.fed.us 
Description: Site-specific analysis of Class I, II and III motorized trail system.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=26807
Location: UNIT - Lookout Mountain Ranger District, Paulina Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Crook, Wheeler. Lookout Mountain and Paulina Ranger Districts, east of Marks Creek.
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Ochoco National Forest,   Crooked River Natl Grassland (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R6 - Pacific Northwest Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bend Broadband Fiber Optic Cable Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/27/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
07/2011 Suzanne Wiley
541-416-6632
swiley@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposal is to allow Bend Broadband to install fiber optic cable within existing utility rights of way. This would be accomplished in two ways: burying the cable along existing roads or installing the cable on existing utility poles.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36069
Location: UNIT - Crooked River Natl Grassland. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - T13S, R13E, Sec. 5, 8, 17, 20, 29; T12S, R13E, Sec. 29, 32 ; T13S, R14E, Sec. 3, 10, 15, 22, 23, 25; T12S, R14E, Sec. 7, 17, 20, 28, 33; T12S, R13E, Sec. 1; T 11S, R13E, Sec. 36. Portions of the Grassland between Redmond and Madras and Prineville and Madras.
Coyote Hills Prescribed Fire
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/13/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
08/2011 Bryan Scholz
541-416-6424
bscholz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improve the vigor of native plants, restore spring flow and increase forage for wildlife and livestock by using prescribed fire to reduce juniper on 2,400 acres.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36186
Location: UNIT - Crooked River Natl Grassland. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - T12S, R13E, Secs 24,25,35, 36; T12S, R14E, Secs 19, 29, 30, 31, 32. Crooked River National Grassland.
Winter Range Habitat Improvement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/15/2008 
Expected:08/2011
 
10/2011 Anne Roberts
541-416-6447
aroberts@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project is the fourth phase of the Westside Collaborative process. The goal is to continue to improve wildlife winter range habitat on the west side of the Grassland through rehabilitating an area damaged by OHVs and by removing juniper.
Location: UNIT - Crooked River Natl Grassland. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - T12S R11E Secs 25, 26 - T13S R11E Secs 27, 28, 29, 33. West side of the Crooked River National Grassland.
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Ochoco National Forest,   Lookout Mountain 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
Hot Springs Material Source Expansion
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Road management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Caroline Gordon
541-416-6518
clgordon@fs.fed.us 
Description: Expansion of community material source pit from 0.9 acres to no more than 5.0 acres to provide mineral material to support road projects for the next 20 years.
Location: UNIT - Lookout Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Crook. LEGAL - T 13 S, R 19 E, Sec 23, SW, SW. Hot Springs material source in Marks Creek watershed.
Howard Elliot Johnson Fuels and Vegetation Management Project
EIS
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 05/06/2011  09/2011 Marcelle Anderson
541-416-6463
marcelleanderson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fuels and vegetation management in the Howard Creek, Elliot Creek and Johnson Creek subwatersheds.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32582
Location: UNIT - Lookout Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Crook. LEGAL - Townshig 13 S, Range 21 and 22 E. Howard Creek, Elliot Creek and Johnson Creek subwatersheds near Prineville, Oregon.
Lookout Mountain Prescribed Burn
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/18/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
05/2012 David Owens
541-416-6425
deowens@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribed fire and associated fuels reduction activities in the Lookout Mountain Roadless Area
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=27133
Location: UNIT - Lookout Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Crook. Lookout Mountain Roadless Area, Lookout Mountain Ranger District.
Marks Creek Allotment Management Plans Project
EIS
- Grazing management  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 01/27/2011
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 07/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
11/2011 Tory Kurtz
541-416-6407
tlkurtz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Update and reauthorize allotment management plans on several grazing allotments.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34079
Location: UNIT - Lookout Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Crook. Lookout Mountain Ranger District, Marks Creek subwatershed.
Ochoco Creek Culvert Replacements
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/14/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
10/2011 Barbara Franano
541-416-6485
bfranano@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposal is to replace two undersized culverts on Ochoco Creek to improve function and remove barriers to movement of aquatic fauna.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35294
Location: UNIT - Lookout Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Crook. LEGAL - Township 13 South, Range 19 East, in Sections 30 and 40. Ochoco Creek on the Lookout Mountain Ranger District.
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Ochoco National Forest,   Paulina 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
Black Canyon Fire Restoration
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products  Completed  Actual: 05/11/2011  05/2011 Kathy Roche
541-416-6436
kroche@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reforest 75 acres burned in 2008 Black Canyon Fire.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35910
Location: UNIT - Paulina Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wheeler. LEGAL - T14S, R25E, Sections 20,21, 29, Willamette Meridian,. Wheeler County, OR.
Jackson Vegetation Management and Fuels Reduction Project
EIS
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 11/05/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
05/2012 Kathy Roche
541-416-6436
kroche@fs.fed.us 
Description: Manage stand density and fuels within the Jackson project area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32771
Location: UNIT - Paulina Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Crook, Wheeler. LEGAL - T13S, R22,23E; T14S, R22,23,24E; T12S, R15,22,23E. Deep Watershed, Paulina Ranger District.
North Fork Crooked River Section 16 Fence Project
CE
- Grazing management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Jamie McCormack
541-477-6928
jsmccormack@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct 1.5 mi. fence in West pasture of Roba Allotment to prohibit livestock access to the North Fork Crooked River on the Westside Allotment.
Location: UNIT - Paulina Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Crook. LEGAL - T15S R22E Section 16. West Pasture of the Roba Allotment, SW corner of the Paulina RD, Ochoco NF.
Northend Grapple Pile
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  On Hold  N/A  N/A Renee Roufs
541-477-6921
rroufs@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reduce hazardous fuels in the Fryton Planning Area by grapple piling thinning slash, through non-commercial thinning for timber stand improvement.
Location: UNIT - Paulina Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wheeler. LEGAL - T13S, R22 - 24E. Paulina - Dayville.
Thinning Slash Treatment
CE
- Fuels management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Bryan Scholz
541-416-6424
bscholz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribed underburning of precommercial thinning slash across the Paulina Ranger District.
Location: UNIT - Paulina Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Crook, Grant, Wheeler. LEGAL - T13S, R25E; T14S, R23-26E; T15S, R23-26E; & T16S, R26E. Paulina - Dayville.
Windy Corner Vegetation Management Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  On Hold  N/A  N/A Renee Roufs
541-477-6921
rroufs@fs.fed.us 
Description: Non-commercial thinning for timber stand improvement and fuels reduction.
Location: UNIT - Paulina Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Crook, Grant. LEGAL - T 14 S, R 25 E; T 14 S, R 26 E; T 15 S, R 25 E; T 15 S, R 26E; T 16 S, R 26 E. Windy Corner, Paulina Ranger District, Ochoco National Forest.
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