Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2011 to 06/30/2011
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
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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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:05/2011
 
06/2011 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
10C Designated Routes Project
EIS
- Land management planning
- Recreation management 
Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 04/2011 
Expected:03/2012  06/2012 Angela Morris
541-271-6040
angelamorris@fs.fed.us 
Description: Designating motorized vehicle routes in the 10C Management Area of the Oregon Dunes NRA.
Location: UNIT - Central Coast Ranger District/Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Coos, Douglas, Lane. LEGAL - T22S, R13W, Sec 23, 24, 25, 26, 35, 36; T23S, R13W, Sec 23, 26, 34; T24S, R13W, Sec 3, 9, 10, 15, 16, 21, 22, 27, 29, 33,34; T19S, R12W, Sec 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 17, 16, 20, 21, 28, 29, 32, 33. National Forest System lands in teh Central Coast Ranger District-Oregon Dunes NRA.
Communication Site Project
CE
- Special use management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/15/2009 
Expected:05/2011
Actual: 12/17/2010 
06/2011 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.
Coon and Crane Creek (Instream Restoration) Tree Supply Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:05/2011  06/2011 Mike Northrop
541-271-6045
mnorthrop@fs.fed.us 
Description: Supply approximately 131 whole, second-growth trees for use in restoring stream health and associated aquatic ecosystems in the lower 2.5 miles of Coon Creek and 2.3 miles of Crane Creek.
Location: UNIT - Central Coast Ranger District/Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - T20S, R9W, Section 9. West Fork Smith River on the Siuslaw National Forest.
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:05/2011
Actual: 02/08/2010 
07/2011 Viva Worthington
541-563-8426
vworthington@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.
Five Rivers Road Culvert Replacement Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 03/21/2011  07/2011 Joe Acosta
541-563-8405
jmacosta@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace two deteriorating culverts on National Forest System land with larger, open-bottom culverts. New culverts would improve fish passage and stream flow.
Location: UNIT - Central Coast Ranger District/Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - Lane County, Oregon; T15S, R9W, sections 15 and 16. As measured south from the Lane and Lincoln County boundary, culverts are located at mileposts 3.13 and 3.90.
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 07/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
12/2011 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.
Girl Scout Project
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/11/2011  01/2011 John Harper
541-271-6023 or 541-271-6000
johnharper@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace a building and install new fence at Camp Cleawox
Location: UNIT - Central Coast Ranger District/Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T19S, R12W, Section 10. National Forest System lands on the Central Coast Ranger District--Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.
Lane County Road 5084 Easement Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/31/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
05/2011 Joe Acosta
541-563-8405
jmacosta@fs.fed.us 
Description: The US Forest Service proposes to grant a road easement to Lane County to maintain a 1,250-foot segment of County Road 5084, where it crosses National Forest System land in section 32, T. 16 S., R. 10 W., Willamette Meridian.
Location: UNIT - Central Coast Ranger District/Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - Township 16 South, Range 10 West, section 32. North Fork Siuslaw River watershed, County Road 5084, 1,250-foot segment.
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.
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 06/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
10/2011 Viva Worthington
541-563-8426
vworthington@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.
Pioneer Fiber in Lobster Valley Project
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/05/2010 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 John Harper
541-271-6023 or 541-271-6000
johnharper@fs.fed.us 
Description: Pioneer Telephone Cooperative has requested to upgrade its current service by installing approximatley 3,330 feet of buried and aerial fiber optic cable in the Lobster Valley area.
Location: UNIT - Central Coast Ranger District/Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Benton. LEGAL - T14S., R9W., Sec 27, 35, 36. National Forest System lands on Central Coast Ranger District--Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.
Pioneer Telephone Authorization Project
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/05/2010 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 John Harper
541-271-6023 or 541-271-6000
johnharper@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a new special use authorization to replace an expiring authorization for the continued use of existing telephone communication lines
Location: UNIT - Central Coast Ranger District/Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Benton, Lane, Lincoln. LEGAL - T12S,R8W,Sec5,8,15,16,17;T12S,R9W,Sec12,13;T12S,R11W,Sec24;T13S,R9W,Sec29,30,31,32,33,34,35;T13S,R10W,Sec19,20,21,28,29,32,35,36;T13S,R11W,Sec7,14,15,23,24;T14S,R8W,Sec2;T14S,R9W,Sec2,5,6,7,18,19,. National Forest System lands on Central Coast Ranger District--Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.
Recreation Event Special Use Authorizations
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 03/02/2011  08/2011 John Harper
541-271-6023 or 541-271-6000
johnharper@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue new authorizations to Reedsport/Wincheser Bay Chamber of Commerce for sand camping, day use parking, poker run and filming in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area during DuneFest over the next five years.
Location: UNIT - Central Coast Ranger District/Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - T22S, R13W, Sections 23, 24, 25, 26, 35 and 36, W.M. National Forest System lands on Central Coast Ranger District--Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.
Special Use Administrative Renewals
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/31/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 John Harper
541-271-6023 or 541-271-6000
johnharper@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of authorizations to replace existing and expired authorizations for the continued use of administrative sites including: water gauging stations, CO2 monitoring station, log storage at Blodgett, storage of fire department equipment
Location: UNIT - Central Coast Ranger District/Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Benton, Coos, Lincoln. LEGAL - T12S,R7W, Sec 28; T13S,R11W, Sec 19; T14S,R12W, Sec12; T23S,R13W Sec 12 and 14 W.M. National Fores System lands in the Central Coast Ranger District & Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.
Special Use Road Renewals
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/31/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 John Harper
541-271-6023 or 541-271-6000
johnharper@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of Special Use Authorizations to replace exisiting and expired authorizations for the continued use of existing roads.
Location: UNIT - Central Coast Ranger District/Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas, Lane, Lincoln. LEGAL - T12S,R9W, Sec10,11,14;T13S,R9W, Sec 4; T17S,R11W, Sec 13, 24; T17S,R12W, Sec13; T19S,R10W, Sec 27 W.M. National Forest System lands in the Central Coast Ranger District & Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.
Special Use Water Renewals
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/31/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 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 water transmission systems.
Location: UNIT - Central Coast Ranger District/Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T15S, R12W, Sec 27 and 34 W.M. 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
.035-392-5131
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.
Mt. Hebo Seismograh Station Upgrade
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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 09/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
03/2012 Richard Acosta
509-664-9210
racosta@fs.fed.us 
Description: Through the Legacy Roads Program decommission approximately 25 miles roads no longer needed for management or access.
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.
Niagara/Boulder Restoration Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/01/2008
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
11/2011 John Casteel
503-392-5119
jcasteel@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will commercially thin about 895 acres of 32 to 39 year old managed conifer stands and commercially thin about 338 acres of 76 to 100 year old off-site stock conifer stands.
Location: UNIT - Hebo Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Tillamook, Yamhill. LEGAL - T3S,R8W; T4S, R7W; T4S, R8W; T4S, R9W. Stands are located in the Nestucca River drainage about 10 miles south of Tillamook.
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 05/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
08/2012 John Casteel
503-392-5119
jcasteel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercially thin about 5,400 acres of 25 to 65 year old young managed conifer stands, and treat about 280 acres of alder dominated upper slopes.in the Nestucca watershed.
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:06/2011
 
07/2011 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.