Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2011 to 06/30/2011
Olympic National Forest

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.
Report Contents (click to jump to a section) :
Projects Occurring Nationwide
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Olympic National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Olympic National Forest,  Hood Canal Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Olympic National Forest,  Pacific Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Olympic National Forest,  Shelton 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

           *NEW LISTING*
- 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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Olympic 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
Commercial and Personal Use Special Forest Products
CE
- Forest products  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/03/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
04/2011 Timothy Davis
(360) 956-2375
tedavis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest wide harvesting by permit of special forest products for commercial and personal use. Products will include firewood, greenery (such as salal), and other products such as Christmas trees, mushrooms and post and poles (no cascara).
Location: UNIT - Olympic National Forest All Units. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Mason. LEGAL - Forest wide. Olympic National Forest.
Olympic National Forest Wildlife Tree Creation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:09/2011  11/2011 Karen Holtrop
360-765-2206
kholtrop@fs.fed.us 
Description: Enhance wildlife habitat by creating up to 3000 wildlife trees in low and mid-elevation second-growth forests over the next five years. Methods include saw-topping, girdling, inoculation, pruning, & cavity creation in trees from 15 to 29 inches dbh.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35398
Location: UNIT - Olympic National Forest All Units. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Mason. The treatments would take place in low- to mid-elevation second growth forests located throughout the Olympic National Forest.
Roadside Individual Tree Salvage
CE
- Forest products  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/03/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
04/2011 Timothy Davis
(360) 956-2375
tedavis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Removal of up to 12 dead and down trees per year that are within 100 feet of existing, open roads. The focus will be on down trees that are at high risk of being removed illegally.
Location: UNIT - Olympic National Forest All Units. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Mason. LEGAL - Forest wide. Olympic National Forest.
Wildlife Habitat Enhancement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/01/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
08/2011 Kurt Aluzas
360-765-2230
kaaluzas@fs.fed.us 
Description: Enhancement of small mammal wildlife habitat by increasing coarse woody debris, snag component and denning by such practices as falling and leaving trees, hand-piling slash, girdling or topping trees, and installing roosting structures.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34847
Location: UNIT - Olympic National Forest All Units. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Mason. Various locations in Dungeness, Sol Duc, Calawah, Humptulips, Dosewallips and Hamma Hamma watersheds.
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Olympic National Forest,   Hood Canal 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
20 Year Permit Issuance for 3 Existing Communication Sites at Buck Mountain
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/01/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
05/2011 Jennifer Fujii
360-765-2251
jfujii@fs.fed.us 
Description: The leases authorizing communication sites to American Tower Corp and Acc-Comm Inc expire December 31, 2010. The lease holders requested new 20 year authorizations for their existing facilities, with minor changes (moving a building 10 feet).
Location: UNIT - Quilcene Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - T26N, R02W, sections 9, 10 and 16. Site 5 is accessed at the end of FS road 2620-060, sites 3 and 4 are accessed from FS road 2620-043.
Campground Flood Restoration
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/01/2009 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 Susie Graham
360-877-1046
segraham@fs.fed.us 
Description: A project to relocate four campsites in Lena Creek Campground and two campsites in Hamma Hamma Campground that were decommissioned due to flood damage and hazard tree targets.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=27040
Location: UNIT - Hood Canal Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Mason. LEGAL - T24N, R3W, Section 6 (Hamma Hamma Campground); T24N, R4W, Section 2 (Lena Creek Campground). Both campgrounds are in the Hamma Hamma River watershed, on Forest Service Road 25.
Caraco Creek Wildlife Habitat Enhancement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2010 
Expected:05/2011
 
07/2011 Kurt Aluzas
360-765-2230
kaaluzas@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed project would enhance big game forage and movement, and cover for small mammals, amphibians, and mollusks by hand-piling slash from recent pre-commercial thinning in approximately 70 acres in the Caraco Creek area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32409
Location: UNIT - Quilcene Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T29N, R04W, Sec 23,24,25; T29N, R03W, Sec 30. In the Caraco Creek vicinity in the Lower Dungeness watershed, off Forest roads 2870-030, -050, -053, -059, -110, and -130.
Cranberry Bog Restoration
CE
- Special area management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/01/2010 
Expected:11/2011
 
12/2011 Cheryl Bartlett
360-956-2283
cbartlett02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to eradicate non-native, invasive plants at Cranberry Bog that have nearly overrun the southern portion of the bog, and restore the native plant component of this uncommon habitat through active restoration.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33938
Location: UNIT - Quilcene Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - T29N, R03W, Section 30. Olympic National Forest, Hood Canal RD, east and northeast of the 2870059 spur about 500 feet, in the northeastern quadrant of the Forest.
Dosewallips Engineered Log Jams
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/01/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
07/2012 Marc McHenry
360-765-2231
mmchenry@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would design and install log jam structures on NF lands to enhance density and distribution of natural large woody debris in the Dosewallips River. Heavy equipment would construct log jams, helicopters may be used to transport trees.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34575
Location: UNIT - Quilcene Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Jefferson. Proposed log jam sites are all on National Forest lands, potential treatment reaches start from about river mile 6 to 10.5.
Dosewallips Road Washout
EIS
- Road management  In Progress:
FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/05/2010 
Expected:10/2011
 
01/2012 Timothy Davis
(360) 956-2375
tedavis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest Service Road 2610 washed out during the January 2002 storm event. Environmental analysis will be conducted to determine access to Olympic National Park and Forest Service campgrounds.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=7483
Location: UNIT - Hood Canal Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - T26N, R3W, Section 16. Dosewallips.
Dungeness Chinook Temporary Acclimation Ponds
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/01/2010 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 Marc McHenry
360-765-2231
mmchenry@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe has requested placing temporary acclimation ponds on Forest lands to assist with the Dungeness Chinook captive brood program. This will help to further the recovery of Chinook salmon in the Dungeness watershed.
Location: UNIT - Hood Canal Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T28N, R03W, Sec 5. The ponds would be located off the old FS Road 2860 and the bridge just downstream of Gold Creek.
FSR 2345-100 Spur Easement Exchange
CE
- Special use management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/01/2010 
Expected:06/2011
 
08/2011 Martha Krueger
360-288-0278
mfkrueger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to exchange easements with Green Diamond Resource Company for segments approximately 900 feet long on NFS land and 1,550 feet long on GDRC land, to provide long-term access to the lands of both parties.
Location: UNIT - Hood Canal Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Mason. LEGAL - T21N, R06W, S11 and S12. FSR2345-100 MP 1.3, approximately 6 miles north of Matlock, in the Upper Middle Fork Satsop River watershed.
FSR 2366-200 Spur Easement Grant
CE
- Special use management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/19/2010 
Expected:06/2011
 
08/2011 Martha Krueger
360-288-0278
mfkrueger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to grant an easement to Green Diamond Resource Company for a segment of road approx. 200 feet in length, to provide long-term access to their lands in the Satsop River watershed.
Location: UNIT - Hood Canal Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Mason. LEGAL - T21N R06W, Section 8. FSR 2366-200 MP 0.45, approximately 6 miles NE of Matlock, in the Upper Middle Fork Satsop River watershed.
FY2008 ERFO and Storm Related Repairs for FSR 2451000 Mile Posts 0.4, 1.4 and 2.8
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011  07/2011 Shannon Henriquez
360-956-2264
shenriquez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Repair of 3 culverts at 3 storm damaged sites on FSR 2451000. Culvert repair is needed to protect resources and restore vehicle access to the Elk Creek and Four Stream areas.
Location: UNIT - Hood Canal Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Mason. LEGAL - T23N, R05W, sections 4, 8 and 9. FSR 2451000 at mile posts 0.4, 1.4 and 2.8.
Falls View Campground Water System Decommission
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 03/03/2011  01/2012 Susie Graham
360-877-1046
segraham@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would remove the old surface water system to Falls View Campground, remove faucets, flush toilets and septic system, and install vault toilets.
Location: UNIT - Hood Canal Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - T27N, R2W, Section 33. Falls View Campground is 5 miles south of Quilcene, WA. Spring box water system is located across Hwy 101 from the campground.
Lake Cushman Bridge ERFO repair
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:07/2011  09/2011 Shannon Henriquez
360-956-2264
shenriquez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Permanent repair to the west end of the Lake Cushman Bridge, located on FSR 2451000 at mile post 0.2, damaged in a 2007 storm. The existing temporary repair does not provide safe and adequate vehicle access to the Elk Creek and Four Stream areas.
Location: UNIT - Hood Canal Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Mason. LEGAL - T23N, R05W, section 9. West end of the Lake Cushman Bridge, at mile post 0.2 on FSR 2451000.
Midwyn Thin
CE
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Completed  Actual: 03/11/2011  06/2011 Mark Senger
360-956-2358
marksenger@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project proposes the commercial thinning of approximately 63 acres of 60-year-old second growth forest stands to accelerate the development of late successional characteristics.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31228
Location: UNIT - Hood Canal Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Grays Harbor. LEGAL - T22N, R8W, Sec. 25& 26. Middle Wynoochee River Watershed.
Washington State Fish & Wildlife Patrol Cabin Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/01/2010 
Expected:05/2011
 
05/2011 Jennifer Fujii
360-765-2251
jfujii@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal for a new 10-year special use permit for the WA State Fish & Wildlife patrol cabin. This facility is used by the state for conducting enforcement patrols in the area. Permit area covers approximately 1 acre, cabin is approximately 700 sq ft.
Location: UNIT - Hood Canal Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Grays Harbor. LEGAL - T22N, R07W, Sec. 27. Located on FSR 2300 approximately 1 mile East of Lake Wynoochee.
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Olympic National Forest,   Pacific 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
29 Road Legacy Culvert Replacement
CE
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2010 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 Guadalupe Cisneros
360-956-2353
grcisneros@fs.fed.us 
Description: Remove five old culverts and replace with new, larger (Q100) culverts. Remove unsuitable material and replace with suitable borrow material. Install Riprap, aggregate, seed and mulch.
Location: UNIT - Soleduck Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T 24 N, R 11 W, Sec 9 and 10; T 24 N, R 12 W, Sec. 3. Along the 29 Road at mileposts 9.2; 15.55 15.7; and 16 16.1, all within the existing road prism.
Easement Grant to Rayonier for FS Road 2923-050 Switchback
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/01/2010 
Expected:06/2011
 
08/2011 Martha Krueger
360-288-0278
mfkrueger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal by Rayonier Inc. to acquire easement and construct new switchback on FS Road 2923050 to provide access to provate timberlands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33933
Location: UNIT - Soleduck Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T29N, R11W, Section 30. Ridgetop on divide between North Fork Calawah River and Hyas Creek.
FS Road 22 MP 8.0 Donkey Creek Fish Passage
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Road management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011  07/2011 Shannon Henriquez
360-956-2264
shenriquez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace two existing 6-foot diameter culverts with either a bridge or a larger culvert that is designed to allow passage for fish and other aquatic organisms.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35711
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District South. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Grays Harbor. LEGAL - T22N, R09W, Section 2. Milepost 8.0 on FS Road 22, the Donkey Creek Road.
FS Roads 2204/2207/2280 Flood Damage Repairs
CE
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2010 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 Guadalupe Cisneros
360-956-2353
grcisneros@fs.fed.us 
Description: Repair flood damage at several sites, including fill/riprap replacement under bridge on FSR 2204 and at FSR 2207 MP 7.1, placement of small mechanically-stabilized earth walls at two FSR 2280 sites, geotechnical investigation at MP 5.0 of FSR 2207.
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District South. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Grays Harbor. LEGAL - T23N, R8W, Sec 16; T22N, R 9W, Sec 24; T22N, R8W, Sec18; T22N, R9W, Sec15 (two sites). FS Road 2204 at MP 12.6, FS Road 2207 at MP 5.0 and 7.1, and FS Road 2280 at MP 1.7 and 2.8.
FSR 2160 MP 1.9 Road Repair
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Road management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011  07/2011 Shannon Henriquez
360-956-2264
shenriquez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Removal of temporary bridge and installation of a permanent bridge at milepost 1.9 on FS Road 2160, a site that was damaged during a 2009 storm event.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35706
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District South. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Grays Harbor. LEGAL - T24N, R10W, Section 18. MP 1.9 on FSR 2160, in the Matheney Creek Drainage.
Falls Creek Campground Kiosk Removal and Replacement
CE
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/01/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 Peter Erben
360-288-0202
perben@fs.fed.us 
Description: The existing information kiosk and fee station were constructed in the 1950's and are in poor structural condition. The structure will be removed and replaced with a three-panel information kiosk which will also serve as the campground fee station.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34561
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District South. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Grays Harbor. LEGAL - T23N, R09W, section 20. Falls Creek Campground, located on the South Shore of Lake Quinault, about 1/4 mile east of the Pacific Ranger District, Quinault Office.
Gas Station Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/01/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
05/2011 Peter Erben
360-288-0202
perben@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of new 20 year special use permit authorization of existing gas station facilities located near Quinault.
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District South. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Grays Harbor. LEGAL - T23N, R09W, section 20. 332 South Shore Road, Quinault, Washington.
Klahowya Campground Sanitation Improvements
CE
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/28/2009 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 Molly Erickson
360-374-1233
mjerickson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project would improve sanitation by removing several vault toilets and replacing them with new, wheelchair-accessible units; replacing the roof on a flush toilet building; and constructing a roof shelter and fence for the Snider water system tanks.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30857
Location: UNIT - Soleduck Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T30N, R11W, S27, 28. Klahowya Campground, in the Sol Duc Valley about 20 miles east of Forks.
Lake Quinault Museum Lot 150 Addition
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/01/1201 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 Martha Krueger
360-288-0278
mfkrueger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Lake Quinault Historical Society has requested the addition of the adjacent vacant Lot 150 to the Museum's permitted area. The lot would be used as a parking or picnic area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34573
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District South. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Grays Harbor. LEGAL - T23N, R09W, section 20. 354 South Shore Road, Lake Quinault.
Merrill and Ring Easement Acquisition and Grants
CE
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/01/2010 
Expected:06/2011
 
08/2011 Martha Krueger
360-288-0278
mfkrueger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Olympic NF proposes to acquire an easement for an existing private road from Merrill and Ring (M&R), and grant reciprocal easements to M&R for several segments of existing Forest Service roads.
Location: UNIT - Soleduck Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T31N R10W Secs 25 and 26 (acquisition); T31N R10W Sec. 23; T30N R8W Sec. 31; T30N R9W Sec. 15 (grants). Road segments are located in the Sol Duc, East Twin River, and Lyre River watersheds.
Mt Muller Divide Trail
CE
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2010 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 Molly Erickson
360-374-1233
mjerickson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to build a 2.5-mile trail linking the Hwy 101 Mt Muller trailhead Jasmine Meadow, west of the peak of Mt Muller. Most of the proposed trail uses follows olf logging roads, railroad grades, or fireline, with some sections of new construction.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32466
Location: UNIT - Soleduck Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T30N, R20W, Sec 20, 21. From the Mt Muller trailhead on Hwy 101 north of Forks, up to Jasmine Meadow near the Mt Muller peak.
Norwood Structures Removal
CE
- Facility management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/01/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 Peter Erben
360-288-0202
perben@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would remove and dispose of 2 open-sided, wooden trailer shed structures and 9 storage sheds. These structures are in poor condition and a safety hazard and were previoulsy part of the administrative residential site that is unoccupied.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34568
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District South. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Grays Harbor. LEGAL - T23N, R09W, section 10. The Norwood Administrative site is located on the South Shore Road, 3 miles northeast of the Pacific Ranger District, Quinault Office.
Quinault Campgrounds Permit Renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special use management
- Facility management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011  01/2012 Jennifer Fujii
360-765-2251
jfujii@fs.fed.us 
Description: Gatton Creek Willaby, and Falls Creek campgrounds are operated by a concessionaire under a special use permit that will expire at the end of 2011. This proposal would issue a new permit for up to 10 years for operation of these campgrounds.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35748
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District South. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Grays Harbor. LEGAL - T23N, R10 W, Section 20. Willaby, Gatton Creek, and Falls Creek Campgrounds, South Shore Road, Quinault.
Quinault Campgrounds Water Line Replacement
CE
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/01/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
09/2011 Peter Erben
360-288-0202
perben@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would design and replace the existing water distribution systems in both Falls Creek and Willaby Campgrounds.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34564
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District South. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Grays Harbor. LEGAL - T23N, R09W, section 20 - Falls Creek CG; T23N, R09W, section 19 - Willaby CG. Both campgrounds are located on the South Shore of Lake Quinault. Falls Creek CG is located 1/4 mile east and Willaby CG is 1 mile southwest of the FS Quinault Office.
Quinault National Recreation Trail Repair and Reconstruction
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/01/2009 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 Peter Erben
360-288-0202
perben@fs.fed.us 
Description: Repair and reconstruction of approximately 2 miles of trail, including tread relocation and reconstruction, replacement of gravel surfacing, drainage structure repair, and replacement of two trail bridges.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=27469
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District South. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Grays Harbor. LEGAL - T23N, R09W, Sections 21, 29, 30, 32. The Quinault Recreation Trail System is adjacent to the South Shore of Lake Quinault. Affected trails: Lodge Trail #850, Quinault Loop Trail #854;, Willaby Creek Trail #859, & Gatton Creek Trail #888.
Road 2259 M.P. 3.05 FY 09 ERFO
CE
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/01/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
07/2011 Guadalupe Cisneros
541-439-6221
grcisneros@fs.fed.us 
Description: Repair fill slope failure on FS Road 2259 at mile post (M.P.) 3.05. Work will include Class V or VI riprap placement and material borrow; with drainage system, fabric, 300 cubic yards of excavation, aggregate placement, and seeding and mulch work.
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District South. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Grays Harbor. LEGAL - T22N, R09W, section 30. From Highway 101 turn onto FSR 2258 (Quinault Ridge Road) for 1 miles, right onto FSR 2259, go 3.05 miles to project site.
Road Closure on Forest Service Road 2929-070
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 02/22/2011  04/2011 Betsy Howell
360-374-1201
blhowell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Close the currently existing gate on Forest Road 2929-070 to reduce disturbance to wildlife. The gate is located about 1.2 miles east of the beginning of the 070 road and has been in place for many years but is usually not closed.
Location: UNIT - Soleduck Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T30N, R11W, section 25, SE1/4, SW1/16. Forest Service Road 2929-070 along the Sol Duc River.
Sitkum Commercial Thinning
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/02/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
01/2012 Robin Shoal
360-956-2376
rshoal@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project proposes to commercially thin 35 to 80 year old second growth forest stands in the Sitkum/South Fork Calawah watersheds to accelerate development of late-successional forest conditions.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=25736
Location: UNIT - Soleduck Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T28, 29N; R10, 11, 12W. Sitkum and South Fork Calawah Watersheds, Primary access is via FRS 2900.
Snider Rearing Ponds Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/01/2010 
Expected:08/2011
 
09/2011 Martha Krueger
360-288-0278
mfkrueger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of new 10-year permit to Olympic Peninsula Guide Association for operation and maintenance of Snider Rearing Ponds.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33936
Location: UNIT - Soleduck Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T30N, R11W, Section 28. On Snider Creek, 1/4 mile south of Snider Work Center, north of Forks.
USAF Survival School Military Training Permit Reissuance
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:09/2011  01/2012 Martha Krueger
360-288-0278
mfkrueger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of special use permit for military tropics and river training activities conducted twice a year on the Pacific Ranger District. Current permit expires December 31, 2011.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35358
Location: UNIT - Soleduck Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. Klahanie Campground, South Fork Calawah River, and South Fork Sol Duc River drainages.
Washington State Patrol Communication Shelter Construction
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 02/15/2011  03/2011 Martha Krueger
360-288-0278
mfkrueger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation of a new communications equipment building by Washington State Patrol at the Neilton Point communication site.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33935
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District South. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Grays Harbor. LEGAL - T22N, R09W, Section 18. Near Lot NPU-17 at Neilton Point Communications Site.
West Fork Humptulips River Trail Construction
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/01/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
08/2011 Peter Erben
360-288-0202
perben@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would convert about 2.5 miles of decommissioned road to trail status; and construct two mile trail segments to create a 6 mile loop trail.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33059
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District South. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Grays Harbor. LEGAL - T.22 N., R. 08 W., Section 6 and T. 23 N., R. 08 W., Sections 29, 31, & 32. Approx. 6 miles NE of Quinault, Washington. The roads-to-trail segment would be from MP 0.0-MP 2.5 on the FS 2208-043 Road. Two new trail sections would connect the 2208-043 and 2208-040 Roads with th.
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Olympic National Forest,   Shelton 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
Ahl Over Again Forest Restoration Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/01/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
04/2012 Chris Dowling
907-826-1635
cdowling@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercial thinning on 802 acres of over stocked 50 year old Douglas-fir stands. The project is within Adaptive Management Area (555 acres) and Late Successional Reserve (247 acres), primary objective is developing late-successional forest structure.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34574
Location: UNIT - Shelton Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Mason. LEGAL - T22N, R05W, sections 26, 33, 34. South Fork Skokomish watershed.
Upper South Fork Skokomish Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/28/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2013 Robin Shoal
360-956-2376
rshoal@fs.fed.us 
Description: A proposal to commercially thin approximately 1000 acres in the Upper South Fork Skokomish River Watershed, using variable-density thinning to accelerate the development of late-successional forest characteristics.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34669
Location: UNIT - Shelton Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Mason. LEGAL - T222N, R05W, sections 1-6 and 9-11; T23N, R06W, sections 1-3, and 10; T23N, R05W, section 32; and T32N, R06W, sections 27, 28, and 34-36. Upper South Fork Skokomish River Watershed in Mason County, accessed by Forest Service Roads 2300, 2340, and 2353.
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