Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2011 to 09/30/2011
Rogue River-Siskiyou 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, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest,  Gold Beach Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest,  High Cascades Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest,  Powers Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest,  Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest,  Wild Rivers 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 Amendments for the Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline
EIS
- Land management planning  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 06/15/2009
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 08/2011 
Expected:08/2012
 
08/2012 Pam Sichting
541-957-3342
psichting@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to amend the Land and Resource Management Plans (LRMP) for the Umpqua, Rogue River, and Winema National Forests for the proposed Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=28132
Location: UNIT - Tiller Ranger District, Klamath Ranger District, High Cascades Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas, Jackson, Klamath. Umpqua NF, Rogue River NF, and Winema NF.
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Rogue River-Siskiyou 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
Aquatic Restoration NEPA
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:05/2011  06/2011 Steven Brazier
541-471-6766
sbrazier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project would provide NEPA analysis of various aquatic restoration activities that are contained within the existing Aquatic Restoration Biological Opinion (ARBO).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33419
Location: UNIT - Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest All Units. STATE - California, Oregon. COUNTY - Del Norte, Siskiyou, Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, Klamath. LEGAL - Forest-wide. Forest-wide.
Lower Rogue River Integrated Vegetation Strategy (LRIVS) 2010 Meadow Restoration & Fuels Treatments
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 05/13/2011  06/2011 Jessie Dubuque
541-247-3651
jdubuque@fs.fed.us 
Description: Habitat restoration activities in 14 strategic fire buffer areas totaling 592 acres and 8 adjoining meadow, savannah, and oak woodland areas totaling 503 acres.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36127
Location: UNIT - Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest All Units. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Curry. LEGAL - T34S, R11W, Sec. 5, 6, 7, 8, 18, 19, 30, 31; T34S, R12W, Sec. 24, 25, 26; T35S, R11W, Sec. 5, 6, 7, 18, 19, 20, 28, 29, 32; T35S, R12W, Sec. 11, 12, 13, 14. Gold Beach Ranger District.
Motorized Vehicle Use on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest Supplement
EIS
- Land management planning  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/02/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 08/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
03/2012 David Krantz
541-618-2126
dkrantz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Supplement to the Motorized Vehicle Use on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest EIS.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33404
Location: UNIT - Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest All Units. STATE - California, Oregon. COUNTY - Del Norte, Siskiyou, Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, Klamath. LEGAL - All Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest. All Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest.
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Rogue River-Siskiyou 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
Forest-wide Aspen Habitat Restoration
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/05/2009 
Expected:08/2011
 
09/2011 Wayne Rolle
541-618-2056
wrolle@fs.fed.us 
Description: Vegetation management treatments designed to maintain and restore health and vigor of aspen stands. Does not include commercial timber harvest.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=25843
Location: UNIT - Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District, Wild Rivers Ranger District, High Cascades Ranger District. STATE - California, Oregon. COUNTY - Siskiyou, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, Klamath. LEGAL - Forest-wide. Aspen stands located on High Cascades, Siskiyou Mountains, and Wild Rivers Ranger Districts.
Forest-wide Meadow Restoration
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Wayne Rolle
541-618-2056
wrolle@fs.fed.us 
Description: Treatment of meadows through fire and cutting to remove or girdle encroaching trees
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30504
Location: UNIT - Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District, Wild Rivers Ranger District, High Cascades Ranger District. STATE - California, Oregon. COUNTY - Del Norte, Siskiyou, Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, Klamath. LEGAL - forest-wide. Includes High Cascades, Siskiyou Mountains and Wild Rivers Ranger Districts.
Integrated Noxious Weed Management on the Rogue River National Forest
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/01/1998 
Expected:09/1999
 
10/2000 Donald Boucher
541-618-2132
ptrudeau@fs.fed.us 
Description: Integrated noxious weed management activities for the entire Rogue River NF. Three herbicides have been approved for application to noxious weeds: picloram, triclopyr, and glyphosate
Location: UNIT - Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District, High Cascades Ranger District. STATE - California, Oregon. COUNTY - Siskiyou, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, Klamath. LEGAL - National forest sytem lands in Jackson, Douglas, Josephine, and Klamath Counties Oregon, and Siskiyou County California. Rogue River National Forest.
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Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest,   Gold Beach 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
2008 Blowdown Salvage
CE
- Forest products  On Hold  N/A  N/A David Zimmerman
541-247-3620
dlzimmerman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Planned removal of blowdown material over approximately 235 acres.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=27161
Location: UNIT - Gold Beach Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Curry. LEGAL - T36S, R12W, section 7, 8, 18, 19 and 30; T36S, R121/2W, section 24, 25 and 36; T35S, R101/2W, section 18, 19 and 30; and T35S, R11W, sections 13 and 25. Salvage of blowdown in two areas: Too Wild (vicinity of FSR 3318/3680) and Indigo (vicinity of FSR 2308).
Equine Thin Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/20/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
10/2011 David Zimmerman
541-247-3620
dlzimmerman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercially thin approximately 600 acres of natural stands less than 110 years of age that are located within lands designated as matrix and riparian reserve.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=21680
Location: UNIT - Gold Beach Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Curry. LEGAL - T36S; R12 W; sec 7 and 18; T36S; R121/2W; sec 13, 25 and 36;T37S; R121/2W; sec 1; T36S; R13W; sec 35 and 36; T37 S; R13W; sec 1, 2 and 3; WM. Within the area known as Wildhorse Ridge. Located in the Illinois River-Lawson Creek, Lower Roque River, and Pistol River 5th field watersheds.
Gold 11 Mining Project
EIS
- Minerals and Geology  On Hold  N/A  N/A Kevin Johnson
541-471-6727
kljohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Environmental review of a Proposed Plan of Operations for placer mining up to 71 acres along the main stem of the Chetco River.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33338
Location: UNIT - Gold Beach Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Curry. LEGAL - T. 38 S., R. 11 W., Sec. 2, 11. Chetco River, +/- River Mile 39.
Old Agness Guard Station Conveyance Project
CE
- Facility management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/04/2010 
Expected:08/2011
 
09/2011 Jon Hall
541-618-2066
jehall02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Sale of the property under the Forest Service Facility Realignment and Enhancement Act of 2005 (P.L. 109-54).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33344
Location: UNIT - Gold Beach Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Curry. LEGAL - SW , Sec. 7, T. 35 S., R. 11 W. National Forest land situated above the right (north) bank of the Rogue River, just W. of Curry County Road 375.
Rogue River Powerboat Race 5-year Special Use Proposal
CE
- Recreation management   Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2008 
Expected:12/2008  06/2009 Nancy Schwieger
970-527-4131
nschwieger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special use proposal for jet boat and hydroplane races from Gold Beach to Foster Bar in mid-June for 2009-2012.
Location: UNIT - Gold Beach Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Curry. Rogue River - River Miles 94.5 (Patterson Bridge by Gold Beach) to 61.5 (Big Rock below Foster Bar).
SOD Programmatic
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A David Zimmerman
541-247-3620
dlzimmerman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analysis of the effects of future control treatments to facilitate the Rogue River-Siskiyou NF's ability to respond to new infestations of Sudden Oak Death, caused by the Phytophthora ramorum pathogen.
Location: UNIT - Gold Beach Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Curry. LEGAL - T36N, T37N, T38N, T39N, T40N, and T41N, and R10W, R11W, R12W, and R13W. National Forest lands within the geographic area including the Chetco, Winchuck, Pistol River, Cape Ferrelo Frontal, and Hunter Creek watersheds.
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Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest,   High Cascades 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
Big Pines Restoration
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  On Hold  N/A  N/A Judd Lehman
541-560-3462
jlehman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Apply recommended stand density reduction thinning to ponderosa pine dominated stands to sustain large ponderosa and sugar pine trees, increase stand vigor, and promote pine regeneration.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33345
Location: UNIT - High Cascades Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - T. 32 S., R. 3 E., Sec. 4,5,8,9,16,17,20,29. T. 31 S., R. 3 E., Sec. 3,10,15,16,21,28,29,32. T. 30 S., R. 3 E., Sec. 13,24,25,26,35. T. 30 S., R. 4 E., Sec. 6,7,18. Stands adjacent to Hwy 62 between Prospect and Union Cr, and adjacent to Hwy 230 from its junction with Hwy 62 up approx 5 miles.
Butte Falls Ranger's House Conveyance Project
CE
- Facility management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/28/2010 
Expected:08/2011
 
09/2011 Jon Hall
541-618-2066
jehall02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Sale of the property under the Forest Service Facility Realignment and Enhancement Act of 2005 (P.L. 109-54).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33343
Location: UNIT - High Cascades Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - S NE of Section 10, T. 35 S., R. 2 E. Parcel of National Forest land on E. side of Laurel Ave. between South St. and Butte Falls Fish Lake Rd. Street Address: 705 Laurel Ave.
Bybee Vegetation Management
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/15/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
12/2011 Jason Herron
541-560-3441
jherron@fs.fed.us 
Description: Vegetation management project to provide commodities, reduce natural fueloading, and to provide for stand diversity.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33406
Location: UNIT - High Cascades Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - T. 30 S., R. 3 E., Sec. 13, 24, 25, 26, 35, and 36; T. 30 S., R. 4 E., Sec. 7-30 and 33-36; T. 30 S., R. 5 E., Sec. 7 and 18; and T. 31 S., R. 4 E., Sec. 1 and 2, Willamette Meridian. Approx. west of Crater Lake NP, east of Hwy. 230, north of Hwy. 62, and south of FS Road 6535900.
Robinson Butte and Halls Point Communication Lease Renewals
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:08/2011  08/2011 David Krantz
541-618-2037
dkrantz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of three existing special use authorization leases for communication uses on Robinson Butte and Halls Point
Location: UNIT - High Cascades Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - Township 37 South, Range 4 East, Section 8;Township 32 South, Range 2 East, Section 11. Hall Point is located off HWY 62 near Prospect. Robinson Butte is located off HWY 140 near Fish Lake.
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Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest,   Powers 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
Copper Salmon Wilderness Legacy Roads
EA
- Recreation management
- Special area management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/28/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
10/2011 Holly Witt
541-247-3688
hfwitt@fs.fed.us 
Description: Decommission or convert to hiking trails up to 16 miles of existing roads within the wilderness. Identify locations for future hiking trails. Relocate gravel stockpiled in the wilderness to outside of the wilderness.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35078
Location: UNIT - Powers Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Coos, Curry. LEGAL - Townships 22 & 23 south; Ranges 12 & 13 west; Willamette Meridian. Copper Salmon Wilderness: Approximately 12 miles east of Port Orford, Oregon in Curry and Coos Counties.
Eden Ridge Timber Sales
EIS
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 04/26/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 07/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
06/2012 Wesley Crum
541-439-6241
whcrum@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercial thinning, root disease treatments and planting on approx. 3,736 acres of candidate stands regenerated in the 1920s-40s and located on Matrix under NWFP. Includes 72 treatment units using ground-based and aerial logging systems.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33418
Location: UNIT - Powers Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Coos. LEGAL - T. 31 S., R. 10 W., Sec. 9, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 29, and 30; T. 31 S., R. 11 W., Sec. 24, 25, 26, and 27, W.M. Approximately four (4) air miles southeast of the city of Powers, Oregon within the area known as Eden Ridge.
Mount Avery Spur Road Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:02/2012  02/2012 Wade Christy
541-439-6224
wchristy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct about 330 feet of new road on Forest Service lands from the end of Forest Service Road 5201-200 to the private parcel in T32S, R13W, Section 16. Applicant requests permission to use and maintain the road for perpetual timber management.
Location: UNIT - Powers Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Curry. LEGAL - T32S, R13W, Section 22. Sixes River and South Fork Sixes River watersheds approximately 15 miles east of Port Orford, Oregon.
Riparian Treatment
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)   On Hold  N/A  N/A Steven Namitz
541.439.6250
smnamitz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-establish the diversity of conifers - Elk River and tributaries
Location: UNIT - Powers Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Coos, Curry. LEGAL - T 33 S, R 14 W, Sec. 23; T 33 S, R 13 W, Sec. 19, 20; T 33 S, R 13 W, Sec. 22; W.M. South Fork Coquille; Riparian Reserves.
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Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest,   Siskiyou Mountains 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
Applegate Plantation Thin
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Katie Schubert
541-899-3800
kschubert@fs.fed.us 
Description: Thin overcrowded, previously managed stands (plantations) located within the Applegate Adaptive Management Area (AMA) in order to maintain and enhance forest health and terrestrial and aquatic species habitat
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=22754
Location: UNIT - Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District. STATE - California, Oregon. COUNTY - Siskiyou, Jackson, Josephine. Applegate Adaptive Management Area.
Applegate River Special Use Permit Renewals
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/03/2011  05/2011 David Krantz
541-618-2126
dkrantz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of 5 existing special use authorizations: 4 water lines with additional improvements and 1 private driveway permit.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35054
Location: UNIT - Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - T. 40 S., R. 3 W., Sec. 5, 8, 18, and 35, Willamette Meridian. Along Applegate River between Applegate Lake and the Forest Service Boundary; north of Squaw Lakes.
Carberry Creek Special Use Permit Renewals
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/03/2011  05/2011 David Krantz
541-618-2126
dkrantz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of 5 existing special use authorizations: 4 water lines with additional improvements and 1 material storage site.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35055
Location: UNIT - Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - T. 40 S., R. 4 W., Sec. 18, 19, 20, and 27, Willamette Meridian. Along Carberry Creek between Thompson Creek and confluence with Applegate Lake.
Mt. Ashland Ski Area Expansion Supplement
EIS
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 04/22/2011  08/2011 Steven Johnson
541-552-2908
srjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Supplement to the Mt. Ashland Ski Area Expansion EIS.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33403
Location: UNIT - Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - T. 40 S, R 1 E, Sections 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, W.M. The Mt. Ashland Ski Area, located south of Ashland, Oregon.
Skat Mine Plan of Operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/12/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
09/2011 Karla Gallegos
541-471-6708
kgallegos@fs.fed.us 
Description: Environmental review of a Proposed Plan of Operations for developing a mining adit.
Location: UNIT - Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Josephine. LEGAL - T. 40 S., R 4 W, Sec. 18. 1 mile up an unnamed skid road from Thompson/Carberry Creek Road.
Skyline Lode Mine Closure
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:05/2011  07/2011 Karla Gallegos
541-471-6708
kgallegos@fs.fed.us 
Description: Closure of an abandoned mine/shaft.
Location: UNIT - Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - T. 39 S., R. 1 E., Sec. 30. Ashland Creek Watershed.
Solana's Escape Placer Operation
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/05/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
06/2011 Karla Gallegos
541-471-6708
kgallegos@fs.fed.us 
Description: The plan of operations includes placer mining in the Sturgis Fork drainage.
Location: UNIT - Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Josephine. LEGAL - T. 40 S., R. 5 W., Sec. 20, W.M. Approximately 14 air miles SW of Applegate, Oregon.
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Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest,   Wild Rivers 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
Briggs Valley
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:12/2011  01/2012 Robert Barnhart
541-592-4056
rdbarnhart@fs.fed.us 
Description: Partial cut exisiting stands to promote large-diameter trees and maintain pine-oak habitat on approximately 985 acres;no regen harvest or new system road construction; objective is to increase vigor and growth of mid-seral stands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=13484
Location: UNIT - Wild Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Josephine. LEGAL - T36S, R8W including General Forest, Partial Retention, and Special Wildlife Areas (meadows). Upper Briggs Valley Watershed.
Buckhorn Ridge Fuel Break Project
CE
- Fuels management  Completed  Actual: 03/10/2010  09/2010 Don Bellville
541-471-6735
dbellville@fs.fed.us 
Description: Vegetation management and prescribed burning to establish and maintain a defensible location for suppressing or stopping wildfires.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=27439
Location: UNIT - Wild Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Josephine. LEGAL - T40S, R7W, Sec 20, 21, 28, 29, 32 & 33, WM. Buckhorn Ridge, southeast of Elder Mtn. along a north/south-oriented crest extending from Happy Camp Rd (south) to the Forest Bdry (north).
Butcherknife/Slate Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  
In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 03/13/2009 
Expected:05/2009
 
06/2009 Don Bellville
541-471-6735
dbellville@fs.fed.us 
Description: Treatment of approximately 5000 acres of forest stands to reduce density of stems, decrease vegetative fuels and increase stand vitality.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=20989
Location: UNIT - Wild Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Josephine. LEGAL - T.36S, R.8W.; T.37S., R.8W.; WM. Butcherknife Creek and Slate Creek area; Applegate AMA; near Wonder/Wilderville, OR.
Cedar Gulch Mine
EIS

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 07/2011 
Expected:04/2012  04/2012 Holly Witt
541-247-3688
hfwitt@fs.fed.us 
Description: Previously known as Tracy Placer Mining Project (#9992). Prepare Supplemental EIS and environmental review of proposed Plan of Operations for placer mining less than 5 acres in the Sucker Creek watershed.
Location: UNIT - Wild Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Josephine. LEGAL - T40S, R06W, Section 19. South bank of Sucker Creek, about 11 miles southeast of Cave Junction, Oregon. Within Riparian Reserve and Late Successional Reserve.
Eight Dollar Mountain, Onion Mountain and Bolan Peak Communication Lease Renewals
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2011 
Expected:09/2011  09/2011 David Krantz
541-618-2037
dkrantz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of six existing special use authorization leases for communication uses on Eight Dollar Mountain, Onion Mountain and Bolan Peak.
Location: UNIT - Wild Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Josephine. LEGAL - Township 38 South, Range 8 West, Section 20;Township 36 South, Range 8 West, Section 11;Township 41 South, Range 6 West, Section 7. Eight Dollar Mountain is located off HWY 199 near Selma. Onion Mountain is located off HWY 199 near Grants Pass. Bolan Peak is located off Forest Road 48 near Cave Junction.
Frog Pond Mine Group Mining Operations
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/02/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
06/2011 Karla Gallegos
541-471-6708
kgallegos@fs.fed.us 
Description: Pmining and lode mining within Johnson and Silver Gulches and other unnamed smaller tributaries using a suction dredge.
Location: UNIT - Wild Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Josephine. LEGAL - T. 41 S., R. 7 W., Sec. 10 and 15, W.M. Approximately 13 air miles SE of Cave Junction, Oregon.
Governor Davis Placer Mine Plan of Operations
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/10/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
06/2011 Karla Gallegos
541-471-6708
kgallegos@fs.fed.us 
Description: Placer mining Plan of Operations for exploration and sampling.
Location: UNIT - Wild Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Josephine. LEGAL - T. 38 S., R. 8 W., Sections 30 and 31. Along Josephine Creek, about 3.5 miles from Josephine Campground.
Runwet Placer Mine Plan of Operations
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/02/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
08/2011 Karla Gallegos
541-471-6708
kgallegos@fs.fed.us 
Description: Plan of Operations for a placer mine.
Location: UNIT - Wild Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Josephine. LEGAL - T. 40 S., R. 7 W., Sec. 26. Near Run Creek on the Wild Rivers Ranger District.
Sucker Creek Legacy Roads and Trails Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:11/2012  12/2012 Chris Park
541-471-6761
cpark@fs.fed.us 
Description: Decommissioning, stormproofing and stream crossing upgrades to legacy roads and trails.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33407
Location: UNIT - Wild Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Josephine. LEGAL - T. 40 S., R. 7 E. Sucker Creek Watershed.
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