Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2012 to 03/31/2012
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 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
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.
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.
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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 03/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
07/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/07/2011  10/2011 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Firewood Units
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
- Forest products
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/07/2011 
Expected:02/2012
 
04/2012 Marcelle Anderson
541-416-6463
marcelleanderson@fs.fed.us 
Description: To meet objectives for wildlife habitat improvement, improvements in hydrologic function, and increase in forage for wildlife and livestock, seven units (about 3,408 acres) are proposed for addition to the public use firewood program starting in 2012
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37677
Location: UNIT - Crooked River Natl Grassland. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - T 12 S, R 1 E, Sec 2 and 11; T 13 S, R 13 E, sec 1,4,5,13 and 14; T 13 S, R 14 E, sec 4, 13, 14, 15, 22, 23, 24, 25 and 36. 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
Lamonta Compound Building Project
CE
- Facility management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/19/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
02/2012 Marcelle Anderson
541-416-6463
marcelleanderson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct a new 19,300 sq ft Interagecy Fire Operations Building to replace existing fire cache, restroom/shower building and Hot Shot trailer; building would house BLM Rivers Division, USFS Prairie Division, and USFS Prineville Hot Shots.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36987
Location: UNIT - Lookout Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Crook. Lamonta Compound in Prineville, Oregon.
Lookout Mountain Prescribed Burn
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/18/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
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/nepa_project_exp.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  Completed  Actual: 09/30/2011  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/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34079
Location: UNIT - Lookout Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Crook. Lookout Mountain Ranger District, Marks Creek subwatershed.
McKay Fuels and Vegetation Management Project
EIS
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 10/2011 
Expected:12/2012  03/2013 Marcelle Anderson
541-416-6463
marcelleanderson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercial and noncommercial thinning to improve stand conditions and reduce risk of unacceptable loss of forested stands due to wildfire, insect & disease.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36815
Location: UNIT - Lookout Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Crook. The McKay project area includes 45,700 acres within the McKay Watershed, which is made up of the Upper McKay, Lower McKay and Allen Creek subwatersheds. Of these acres, about 25,526 are managed by th.
Ochoco Creek Culvert Replacements
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/14/2011 
Expected:02/2012
 
10/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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
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 12/2011 
Expected:04/2012
 
05/2012 Jeff Marszal
541-416-6436
jmarszal@fs.fed.us 
Description: Manage stand density and fuels within the Jackson project area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.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.
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.
Stump Springs Houndstongue Prevention Holding Pasture and NFCR Section 16 Fence
CE
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 06/29/2011  07/2011 Kathy Roche
541-416-6436
kroche@fs.fed.us 
Description: Provide a holding pasture at Stump Springs; construct a small corral area to load and inspect cattle, construct a fence to prohibit livestock from entering the North Fork Crooked River from the West pasture.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36559
Location: UNIT - Paulina Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Crook, Wheeler. LEGAL - T.15S., R.23E., Sections 5 and 8, T.15S., R22E, Section 16, Willamette Meridian. Paulina Ranger District, Ochoco National Forest, Crook County, Oregon.
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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