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

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 12/2013 
Expected:08/2014
 
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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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 02/2013 
Expected:02/2013
 
05/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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
RF-38 Test Drilling
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2013 
Expected:09/2013  10/2013 Kevin Johnson
541-471-6727
kljohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Red Flat Nickel Corp. plans to drill 35 3-inch diameter holes to a depth of 50 feet to obtain core samples of minerals adjacent to existing roads. No new roads would be constructed. About 1200 feet of road would be brushed.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41652
Location: UNIT - Gold Beach Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Curry. LEGAL - Township 37 South - Range 13 West - Sections 18, 19, 30, 31, and 32. Willamette Meridian. About 8 miles ESE of Gold Beach, Oregon, in the area known as Red Flat within the Hunter Creek and North Fork Pistol River watersheds. Access is via Hunter Creek Road (NFS 3680) to NFS 1703 road.
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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 Elk Cinder Pit Rock Source Project
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2013 
Expected:08/2013  08/2013 Scott Blower
541-471-6745
sblower@fs.fed.us 
Description: Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has requested authorization to extract and crush pitrun cinders from approx. 5 acres of an existing quarry for use as a sanding aggregate to improve traction along OR-140, OR-62, and Big Elk Road.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40663
Location: UNIT - High Cascades Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - W SW sec. 17, Township 37 South, Range 4 East, of the Willamette Meridian. Big Elk Cinder Pit.
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/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.
Bybee Vegetation Management
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/29/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
08/2013 Sasha Fertig
541-618-2127
sashafertig@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project is designed to improve stand conditions, diversity, density, and structure to increase forest resiliency and overall forest health; provide a sustainable supply of timber products; and reduce the risk to forest resources from wildfire.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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.
PacifiCorp Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2013 
Expected:07/2013  08/2013 Gary Einck
541-618-2037
geinck@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of a permit for an existing distribution feeder line and single phase distribution line for a 50 year term. There will be no ground disturbance associated with this renewal.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41803
Location: UNIT - High Cascades Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - sec. 5, 8, 9, 17, 20, 29, 30, T32S, R3E; sec. 3, 4, 9, 10, 15, 16, 20, 21, 29, 32, 33, T31S, R3E; sec. 34, T30S, R3E, WM. The distribution line runs from Prospect approximately 13 miles along Highway 62 to Union Creek.
Union Creek Water System Maintenance Project
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:06/2013  08/2013 Leslie Moscoso
541-865-2710
lmoscoso@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would address several deferred maintenance items to the Union Creek Water System, including: replacement of the waterline, replacement of components at the Union Creek and Farewell Bend campgrounds, and the USFS Administrative Compound.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41172
Location: UNIT - High Cascades Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - sec. 34 and 35, Township 30 South, Range 3 East, of the Willamette Meridian. Union Creek Campground, Farewell Bend Campground, and USFS Administrative Compound at Union Creek.
Wizard Island #2 Mine Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/09/2013  06/2013 Gary Einck
541-618-2037
geinck@fs.fed.us 
Description: A decision memo is being prepared to authorize renewal of 4 existing special use authorizations: 2 power lines, 1 natural gas line, and 1 telephone line at the J. Herbert Stone Nursery. The permit would be issued for a 20 year term.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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
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 09/2013 
Expected:09/2013
 
11/2013 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/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.
Elk River Aquatic Restoration
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2013 
Expected:09/2013  10/2013 Karla Cottom
541-439-6250
kcottom@fs.fed.us 
Description: Place large wood into and adjacent to ~2 miles of stream to improve habitat for fish and other aquatic species. Thin(non-commercial)~500 acres of previously harvested and dense stands to stimulate the development of mature forest near streams.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42420
Location: UNIT - Powers Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Curry. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The Elk River watershed about 5 miles southeast of Port Orford, Oregon.
Mount Avery Spur Road Project
EA
- Special use management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 11/22/2011
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 10/2013 
Expected:12/2013
 
01/2014 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/03/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
10/2012 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38246
Location: UNIT - Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - sec. 4, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 30, T. 40 S., R. 3 W.; sec. 28, T. 39 S., R. 3 W., of the Willamette Meridian. Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District.
Strongarm Pine Plantation Thinning and Restoration Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/28/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
10/2012 Michael Hackett
541-899-3884
mmhackett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Precommercial thinning and fuels treatments on 55 acres of the 25-year-old Strongarm Plantation consisting of mixed conifer and hardwoods which range from 1 to 12 inches in diameter, with a focus on pine/oak restoration.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40533
Location: UNIT - Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - sec. 2, T. 40 S., R. 3 W., of the Willamette Meridian. Upper Applegate 5th field watershed.
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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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  On Hold  N/A  N/A Kevin Johnson
541-471-6727
kljohnson@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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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.
Cleopatra Test Drilling
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Notice of Initiation 07/2013 
Expected:01/2014  02/2014 Kevin Johnson
541-471-6727
kljohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Red Flat Nickel Corp. plans to drill 59 3-inch diameter holes to a depth of 50 feet to obtain core samples of minerals in Curry County, Oregon. Equipment and personnel would be transported and removed via helicopter.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41908
Location: UNIT - Wild Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Curry. LEGAL - Primarily T41S-R10W-Sections 5-8, 17, 18; T41S-R11W-Sections 1, 12. About 10 miles WSW of O'Brien, Oregon. Generally between Baldface, Taylor, and Fall Creeks within the North Fork Smith River watershed, Curry County, Oregon.
Governor Davis Placer Mine Plan of Operations
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/10/2012 
Expected:04/2013
 
06/2013 Karla Gallegos
541-471-6708
kgallegos@fs.fed.us 
Description: Placer mining Plan of Operations for exploration and sampling.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:01/2014  06/2014 Chris Park
541-471-6761
cpark@fs.fed.us 
Description: Decommissioning, stormproofing and stream crossing upgrades to legacy roads and trails within the Sucker Creek 5th field watershed.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33407
Location: UNIT - Wild Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Josephine. LEGAL - T. 39 S., R. 6 W., T. 39 S. R. 5 W., T. 40 S., R. 6 W., T. 40 S., R. 5 W., T. 41 S., R. 6 W., of the Willamette Meridian. Sucker Creek 5th field 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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.