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

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:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/08/2013
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 04/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
06/2013 Dede Steele
541-416-6500
comments-pacificnorthwest-ochoco@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
Juniper Springs Prescribed Burn
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/07/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
02/2013 Bryan Scholz
541-416-6424
bscholz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Use prescribed fire to reduce fuels, improve vigor of native plants, restore spring flow, and increase forage for wildlife and livestock on 1,256 acres.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38951
Location: UNIT - Crooked River Natl Grassland. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jefferson. Project area is bordered by Willow Creek on the west side.
Winter Range Habitat Improvement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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:12/2012
 
01/2013 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 12/2012 
Expected:03/2013
 
05/2013 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.
McKay Fuels and Vegetation Management Project
EIS
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 05/23/2013  08/2013 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 (25,526 of NFS) within the McKay Watershed, which is made up of the Upper McKay, Lower McKay and Allen Creek subwatersheds.
McKay Meadow/Wetland Protection
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/20/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
06/2013 Dede Steele
541-416-6490
dsteele@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposal is to implement restoration activities on five small meadow systems and one non-meadow riparian zone in the McKay Creek Watershed.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42134
Location: UNIT - Lookout Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Crook. LEGAL - Not Applicable. McKay watershed near Prineville, OR.
Ochoco Creek Culvert Replacements
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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
Bridge Creek Invasive Plant Prevention Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/27/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
08/2013 Jeff Marszal
541-416-6500
jmarszal@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of the project is to protect critical elk habitat in the headwaters of the Bridge Creek watershed by controlling and preventing the spread of invasive plants.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42203
Location: UNIT - Paulina Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wheeler. LEGAL - T13S, R21E, Section 6; T12S, R21E, Section 27. Forest Service road 2630-450 (T13, R21E).
Fox Canyon Cluster Allotment Management Plan
EIS
- Grazing management  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 01/17/2013
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/2013 
Expected:09/2013
 
10/2013 Jeff Marszal
541-416-6500
jmarszal@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Fox Canyon AMP proposes to reauthorize term grazing permits and modify grazing management in three Range allotments: Antler, Fox Canyon, and Gray Prairie.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41238
Location: UNIT - Paulina Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Crook. Fox, Gray and Antler Allotments.
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.
Sunflower Allotment Fence Placement Project
CE
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/17/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
11/2012 Jeff Marszal
541-416-6500
jmarszal@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project proposes to construct and replace fences in the Frazier and Porcupine pastures on the Sunflower Allotment. The purpose and need is to protect anadromous fish, increase cattle dispersal and increase forage utilization in the uplands.
Location: UNIT - Paulina Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Crook. LEGAL - TRS: T15S, 26E, Sections 26, 27, 34, 35 (Frazier Pasture)/ T16S, R26E, Sections 13, 14. FS Road 531 (Frazier Pasture), FS Road 58 (Sunflower Pasture).
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.
Wolf Vegetation and Fuels Management Project
EIS

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 04/05/2013
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 10/2013 
Expected:03/2014
 
06/2014 Jeff Marszal
541-416-6500
jmarszal@fs.fed.us 
Description: The general purpose of entering this project area is to contribute to the resiliency of the landscape and to promote vegetative conditions that are similar to what occurred historically.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41946
Location: UNIT - Paulina Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Crook, Wheeler. The Wolf project area is approximately 50 miles east of the city of Prineville.
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This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.