Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2012 to 12/31/2012
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.
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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,  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,  J. Herbert Stone Nursery (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 09/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
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.
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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 09/21/2012
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 10/2012 
Expected:02/2014
 
03/2015 Wes Yamamoto
541-825-3100
wyamamoto@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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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
Motorized Vehicle Use on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest Supplement
EIS
- Land management planning  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 10/07/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
03/2013 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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,   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
Chetco River Kayaking Permit
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/14/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
06/2013 Nancy Schwieger
541-247-3640
nschwieger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercially guided kayaking trips on the Wild & Scenic Chetco River and through the Kalmiopsis Wilderness. Trips are up to 12 people for 5 days and 1-4 trips per year between June and Sept. No pack animals & leave-no-trace ethics apply.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39736
Location: UNIT - Gold Beach Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Curry. LEGAL - From T38S, R10W, Sec. 12 to T38S, R12W, Sec. 28. Hike Chetco Pass to junction of Chetco River & Slide Cr. Kayak Chetco River to T38S, R12W, Sec. 28 or 11.
Chetco Wild and Scenic River Mineral Withdrawal
EA
- Recreation management
- Special area management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/03/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2012 
Expected:02/2013
 
06/2013 Holly Witt
541-247-3688
hfwitt@fs.fed.us 
Description: Request the Secretary of the Interior withdraw from location and entry under mining laws about 5,610 acres of FS land within the Chetco Wild and Scenic River, subject to valid existing rights, for a period of 5 years in aid of legislation.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39161
Location: UNIT - Gold Beach Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Curry. LEGAL - T. 38 S., R. 11 W., secs. 5-7, 18; T. 38 S., R. 12 W., secs. 9-16, 21, 27-29, 32-33; T. 39 S., R. 12 W., secs. 4, 5, 8, 9, 16, 17, 20, 29, 30, 31. Near Brookings, Curry County, Oregon. Forest Service lands in Chetco Wild & Scenic River designation, downstream from the Kalmiopsis Wilderness.
Gold 11 Mining Project
EIS
- Minerals and Geology  Cancelled  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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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.
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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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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:04/2012
 
05/2012 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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 11/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
02/2013 Sasha Fertig
541-618-2127
sashafertig@fs.fed.us 
Description: Vegetation management project to provide commodities, reduce natural fueloading, and to provide for stand diversity.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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.
Clarks Fork Wildlife Habitat Enhancement & Fuels Treatment Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Jeff VonKienast
541-560-3440
jvonkienast@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribed burning (fall only) on up to 6,450 acres to improve wildlife habitat (improve quantity and quality of forage) and maintain current low fuel loading in project areas.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38386
Location: UNIT - High Cascades Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - Township 35 & 36 West, Range 3 & 4, East, Willamette Meridian, Jackson County, Oregon. Approximately 5 miles east of Butte Falls, Oregon along County Highway 821.
Wizard Island #2 Mine Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/21/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
06/2013 Karla Gallegos
541-471-6708
kgallegos@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would authorize mining a sulfur enriched clay mineral deposit (epithermal argillite) on approximately 5 acres of land for up to 10 years. There would be no vegetation removal.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38262
Location: UNIT - High Cascades Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - W, NW, Sec. 13, T. 29 N., R. 4 E., W.M., Douglas Co., OR. About 18 miles north of Prospect, OR.
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Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest,   J. Herbert Stone Nursery (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R6 - Pacific Northwest Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Special Use Permit Renewals at J. Herbert Stone Nursery
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2012 
Expected:10/2012  11/2012 Gary Einck
541-618-2037
geinck@fs.fed.us 
Description: A decision memo is being prepared to authorize renewal of 3 existing special use authorizations: 2 power lines and 1 telephone line at the J. Herbert Stone Nursery. The permit would be issued for a 20 year term. There would be no ground disturbance.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40012
Location: UNIT - J. Herbert Stone Nursery. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - T. 37 S., R. 2 W., Sec. 15 and 16, Willamette Meridian. J. Herbert Stone Nursery.
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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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/29/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
10/2012 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 03/30/2012
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 08/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
09/2012 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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
- Special use management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/22/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
07/2012 Robin McAlpin
541-439-6220
rmcalpin@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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36342
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.
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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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=22754
Location: UNIT - Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District. STATE - California, Oregon. COUNTY - Siskiyou, Jackson, Josephine. Applegate Adaptive Management Area.
Ashland Trails Project
EA
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:01/2013  03/2013 Brian Long
541-552-2907
bplong@fs.fed.us 
Description: Addition of 13.2 miles of existing historic Forest Service trails and 8.7 miles of unauthorized user-created routes, construction of 9.7 miles of new trails, and closure and rehabilitation of 5.0 miles of unauthorized user-created trails.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39748
Location: UNIT - Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - T39S, R1E, Sec.17, 19, 20, 21, 27, 30-32, and 34; T40S, R1E, Sec. 2-9, and 17-19; T40S, R1W, Sec. 1, 12, and 13, W.M., Jackson Co., OR. Ashland Creek and Neil Creek watersheds.
Siskiyou Mountains Aquatic and Riparian Habitat Enhancement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:08/2012  09/2012 Ian Reid
541-899-3852
ireid@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restoration of aquatic ecosystems and water quality across the Siskiyou Mountains RD.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38246
Location: UNIT - Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District. STATE - California, Oregon. COUNTY - Siskiyou, Jackson, Josephine. Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District.
Weatherbee Mining Claim
EA
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:01/2013  03/2013 Karla Gallegos
541-471-6708
kgallegos@fs.fed.us 
Description: Placer mine, removing mineral deposit from an ancient channel (underground). Project would remove approximately 40 cubic yards of material per year. Removal process would primarily pick and shovel, using a winch to move material mid-slope.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38263
Location: UNIT - Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Siskiyou. LEGAL - T. 48 N., R. 10 W., Section 22, SW 1/4, Mt. Diablo Meridian, Siskiyou County, California. Elliott Creek, approximatley 10 miles south of Oregon/California border.
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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) 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/22/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
03/2013 Don Bellville
541-471-6735
dbellville@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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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.
Cedar Gulch Mine
EIS
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 07/12/2011
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
08/2012 Karla Gallegos
530-283-7621
kgallegos@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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36336
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.
Fiber Optic Interconnect Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2012 
Expected:10/2012  11/2012 Gary Einck
541-618-2037
geinck@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction of 3.6 miles of an aerial fiber interconnect on forest lands within an existing Pacific Power and Light (PP&L) easement.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40177
Location: UNIT - Wild Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Josephine. LEGAL - sec. 27 and 37, T. 40 S., R. 9 W., and sec. 3, 4, 8, and 17, T. 41 S., R. 9 W., of the Willamette Meridian. PP&L route southwest of O'Brien, OR.
Governor Davis Placer Mine Plan of Operations
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/06/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
11/2012 Karla Gallegos
541-471-6708
kgallegos@fs.fed.us 
Description: Placer mining Plan of Operations for exploration and sampling.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35264
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.
Sucker Creek Legacy Roads and Trails Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Road management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Chris Park
541-471-6761
cpark@fs.fed.us 
Description: Decommissioning, stormproofing and stream crossing upgrades to legacy roads and trails.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33407
Location: UNIT - Wild Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Josephine. LEGAL - T. 40 S., R. 7 E. Sucker Creek Watershed.
Wild Rivers Aquatic and Riparian Habitat Enhancement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Ian Reid
541-899-3852
ireid@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restoration of aquatic ecosystems and water quality across the Wild Rivers RD.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38247
Location: UNIT - Wild Rivers Ranger District. STATE - California, Oregon. COUNTY - Del Norte, Curry, Josephine. Wild Rivers Ranger District.
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This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.