Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2010 to 12/31/2010
Siuslaw 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, Siuslaw National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Siuslaw National Forest,  Central Coast Ranger District/Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Siuslaw National Forest,  Hebo Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

Projects Occurring Nationwide  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 12/18/2009
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2010 
Expected:11/2011
 
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

           *NEW LISTING*
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/27/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2011 
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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Siuslaw 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
Hillcrest Administrative Site Conveyance
EA
- Facility management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/15/2006 
Expected:03/2011
 
05/2011 John Harper
541-271-6023 or 541-271-6000
johnharper@fs.fed.us 
Description: Conveyance of of the Hillcrest Administrative Site. Utilize receipts for operation and maintenance of remaining administrative sites on the Siuslaw National Forest
Location: UNIT - Siuslaw National Forest All Units. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T.18S., R.10W., portions of Sections 2, 11. Maplton, Oregon.
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Siuslaw National Forest,   Central Coast Ranger District/Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R6 - Pacific Northwest Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Communication Site Project
CE
- Special use management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/15/2009 
Expected:11/2010
 
12/2010 John Harper
541-271-6023 or 541-271-6000
johnharper@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install lightning protection and security fence at Marys Peak communication tower and equipment building. Replace existing tower to hold more antennas at Goodwin Peak and install additional equipment shelter on Table Mountain.
Location: UNIT - Central Coast Ranger District/Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Benton, Lane, Lincoln. LEGAL - NW14 Sec. 28, T12S, R7W;SE1/4 Sec. 9, T19S, R10W; NW1/4 Sec. 6, T13S, R9W. Marys Peak, Goodwin Peak, and Table Mountain.
East Alsea Landscape Management Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/12/2009 
Expected:01/2011
Actual: 02/08/2010 
07/2011 Jack Sleeper
541-563-8424
jsleeper@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercially thin 4,200 acres of plantations, create gaps in plantations, plant some gaps in plantations, create nesting cavities and snags in plantations at up to 3 plantation trees per acre, (see "Other Project Information")
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=25906
Location: UNIT - Central Coast Ranger District/Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lincoln. LEGAL - Township 13 and 14 South, Range 8 and 9 West. Lower Alsea River watershed, about 13 miles east of Waldport, Oregon.
Fivemile-Bell Landscape Management Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/21/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
02/2011 Paul Burns
541-902-6953
pnburns@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed watershed restoration that includes upland treatments (commercially thin plantations), in-stream restoration (adding large wood, and stream channel restoration), and valley bottom management (riparian planting and meadow maintenance).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32496
Location: UNIT - Central Coast Ranger District/Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. Township 20 South, Range 11 West. sections 1-5, 8-12, 14-17, 22, and 23; W.M.
Livestock Area Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/31/2009 
Expected:11/2010
 
12/2010 John Harper
541-271-6023 or 541-271-6000
johnharper@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a permit (up to 5 years) to replace an expired permit. It would allow the holder to use and maintain a livestock area adjacent to privately owned pasture.
Location: UNIT - Central Coast Ranger District/Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lincoln. LEGAL - T.14S., R.10W., Sections 1 and 12. Area near Grass Creek.
Loon (Erhart) Lake Aquatic Weed Control
EA
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  
On Hold  N/A  N/A Mike Northrop
541-271-6045
mnorthrop@fs.fed.us 
Description: Develop expertise in the use and application of methods for the control of the invasive aquatic weed parrot's feather (Myriophyllum aquaticum).
Location: UNIT - Central Coast Ranger District/Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T.19S., R.12W., Sec. 4. Loon (Erhart) Lake, near Siltcoos River south of Florence, Oregon.
Marys Landscape Management Project
EA
- Forest products
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/13/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
07/2011 Frank Davis
541-750-7077
fdavis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercially thin about 2000 acres, create nesting cavities and create coarse woody debris in plantations, decommission about 8.5 miles of road, replace culverts that block fish passage, prevent further loss of meadow habitat, and manage invasives.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=22336
Location: UNIT - Central Coast Ranger District/Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Benton. LEGAL - T.12S., R.7W. and T.13S., R.7W. Marys Peak and Corvallis Watershed area.
North Fork Siuslaw Landscape Management Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/21/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
02/2011 Melissa Shelley
541-563-8458
mshelley@fs.fed.us 
Description: This is a landscape-scale restoration project in the North Fork Siuslaw River watershed. Activities include: plantation thinning, fish and wildlife habitat enhancement, and road improvements.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29832
Location: UNIT - Central Coast Ranger District/Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - Township 16 South, Ranges 10 and 11 West; Township 17 South, Ranges 10 and 11 West; and Township 18 South, Ranges 11 and 12 West; Willamette Meridian. North Fork Siuslaw River watershed, 8 miles NE of Florence, OR; in Lane County.
Special Use Authorization Project
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/15/2009 
Expected:11/2010
 
12/2010 John Harper
541-271-6023 or 541-271-6000
johnharper@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of Special Use Authorizations to replace existing and expired authorizations for the continued use of existing roads, water transmission systems, public cemetary, public boat ramp, and communicatiion facilities.
Location: UNIT - Central Coast Ranger District/Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Coos, Lane, Lincoln. LEGAL - T13S,R10W,Sec19,32,35,36;T14S,R9W,Sec7;T14S,R10W,Sec.2,11,12;T15S,R8W,Sec31,34;T16S,R12W,Sec3,10;T17S,R10W,Sec11;T17S,R11W,Sec31;T17S,R12W,Sec35;T18S,R10W,Sec18;T19S,R12W,Sec22;T23S,R13W,Sec13. National Forest System lands in the Central Coast Ranger District & Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.
Tenmile Creek Dunes Restoration Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Paul Thomas
541-750-7013
pgthomas@fs.fed.us 
Description: The District Ranger proposes to control European beachgrass and lower foredune height. The proposed project will implement an integrated vegetation management plan that includes mechanical, manual, and chemical treatments.
Location: UNIT - Central Coast Ranger District/Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Coos. LEGAL - T23S, R12W portions of Sections 2,10,11,15 WM. The Tenmile Creek Dunes Restoration Project area includes about three miles of high beach and foredunes in the Tenmile Creek area on National Forest System lands. The proposed project area begins just.
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Siuslaw National Forest,   Hebo 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
FS Road 1400 Corridor Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/10/2010 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 Michael Reichenberg
605-673-4853
mreichenberg@fs.fed.us 
Description: Thinning of conifer trees for road corridor maintenance and safety and thinning of conifer trees adjacent to the road corridor for Siverspot Butterfly habitat enhancement.
Location: UNIT - Hebo Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Tillamook, Yamhill. LEGAL - T4S, R9W Sections-8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, & 23. FS Road 1400 7 miles east of the town of Hebo , Oregon.
Hebo RD Non-Key Road Firewood Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 08/30/2010  10/2010 Michael Reichenberg
605-673-4853
mreichenberg@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Hebo Ranger District of the Siuslaw National Forest is proposing to allow firewood cutting of green trees or blowdown within 25 feet of specific non-key roads to satisfy local demand for firewood material.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33462
Location: UNIT - Hebo Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Tillamook, Yamhill. Tillamook, Lincoln and Yamhill Counties.
Mt. Hebo Seismograh Station Upgrade
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2011 
Expected:06/2011  09/2011 Nancy Craft
503-392-5122
ncraft@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocate existing Tsunami warning sensors to reduce interference from surrounding objects.
Location: UNIT - Hebo Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Tillamook. LEGAL - R9W, T4S Section 13. Mount Hebo Electronics Site.
Nestucca Roads Analysis
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/23/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
06/2011 John Casteel
503-392-5119
jcasteel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Repair storm-damaged roads in the Nestucca watershed and storm proof the remaining system. Decommission roads no longer needed for management or access. Place roads into storage not needed for immediate management or access. Improve fish passage.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32782
Location: UNIT - Hebo Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Tillamook, Yamhill. LEGAL - R7W, R9W, R10 W, T3S, T4S, T5s. National Forest Servive Lands and roads within the Nestucca watershed basin.
North Creek Culvert Replacement
CE
- Road management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jason Wilcox
503-392-5135
jmwilcox@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace culvert on North Creek and FS # 1790..
Location: UNIT - Hebo Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lincoln. LEGAL - T7S, R10W Section 26. Where Fs #1790crosses North Creek.
North Creek Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 08/16/2010  08/2010 Jason Wilcox
503-392-5135
jmwilcox@fs.fed.us 
Description: Placement of LWD along 1/4 mile of stream with ground based equipment. Plant native trees and shrubs in approximately 2 acres of riparian areas.Thin and leave conifers for CWD on about 4 acres of managed stands adjacent to North Creek.
Location: UNIT - Hebo Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lincoln. LEGAL - T8S, R10W, Section 4. North Creek, a tributary to Drift Creek in the Siletz watershed.
North Nestucca River Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/30/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
06/2011 John Casteel
503-392-5119
jcasteel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercially thin about 8,000 acres of 25 to 65 year old young managed conifer stands in the Nestucca watershed. Commercially thin off-site stands and treat alder dominated upper slopes.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=27124
Location: UNIT - Hebo Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Tillamook. LEGAL - R7W, T3S; R7W, T4S; R8W, T3S; R8W, T4S; R9W, T3S; R9W, T4S; R9W, T5S; R10W, T3S, R10W,T4S, R10W, T5S. Plantations are located in the Nestucca River Drainage about 10 miles South of Tillamook.
Salmon / Neskowin Restoration Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/02/2010 
Expected:02/2011
 
04/2011 John Casteel
503-392-5119
jcasteel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercially thin about 1936 acres of 30 to 60 year old plantations and precommercially thin about 800 acres..
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=22397
Location: UNIT - Hebo Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lincoln, Tillamook. LEGAL - T5S, R10W Sect. 20,29, 31, 32, 33, 34 ; T6S, R1!W Sect. 11, 12, 13, 14; T6S, R10W Sect. 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 18, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 32, 33; T7S R10W Sect. 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 14. Plantations are located in the Neskowin and Salmon River drainages about 20 miles southeast of Hebo, OR.
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This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.