Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2012 to 06/30/2012
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, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/19/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2011 
Expected:03/2012
 
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.
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  Completed  Actual: 03/23/2012  12/2011 Brenda Halter-Glenn
202-260-9400
bhalterglenn@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  Completed  Actual: 12/13/2011  01/2012 Glen Stein
801-200-2703
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
Hunchback Mountain Land Exchange
CE
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/06/2010 
Expected:04/2012
 
05/2012 Kristy Boscheinen
503-668-1645
kboscheinen@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service would convey 160 acres of property on Wildcat Mtn. Road and acquire 160 acres of county land at Hunchback Mountain near Zigzag, Oregon, and aqcuire 276 acres of land near Waldport, Oregon.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33118
Location: UNIT - Zigzag Ranger District, Central Coast Ranger District/Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas, Lincoln. Wildcat Mtn. Road at the eastern Forest boundary; Hunchback Mtn. to the south of Hwy 26 at Zig Zag; Lower Drift Creek 4 mi east of Waldport, OR.
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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 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 06/24/2011
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 07/2012 
Expected:02/2013
 
04/2013 Angela Morris
541-271-6040
angelamorris@fs.fed.us 
Description: Designating motorized vehicle routes in the 10C Management Area of the Oregon Dunes NRA.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34220
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 the Central Coast Ranger District-Oregon Dunes NRA.
Fivemile-Bell Landscape Management Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/21/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
09/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Heceta Shores Stabilization Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management
- Facility management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:08/2012  09/2012 Lawrence Fisher
541-563-8406
lfisher02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct a shoreline protection structure to stabilize about 325 feet of embankment. The embankment is continuing to fail and poses a risk to private property and homes.
Location: UNIT - Central Coast Ranger District/Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - Township 17 South, Range 12 West, Section 33, SE 1/4; Willamette Meridian; Lane County, Oregon. National Forest System land adjacent to private property called "Heceta Shores" north of Florence, Oregon and south of Baker Beach.
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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/25/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
06/2012 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, invasive plant treatments, and road improvements.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.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.
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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 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Michael Reichenberg
503-392-5131
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 Decommissioning
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/07/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
05/2012 Joe Acosta
541-563-8405
jmacosta@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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Nestucca Watershed Invasive Plant Removal and Riparian Planting
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/04/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
06/2012 Jason Wilcox
503-392-5135
jmwilcox@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project proses to remove approximately 0.5 acres of invasive plant species and plant approximately 12 acres of streambank and meadow perimeter with native species.
Location: UNIT - Hebo Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Tillamook. LEGAL - T4S, R9W Sections 33, 34, 35 T5S, R9W Sections 3 & 4. Tree Rivers basin.
Niagara Creek LWD Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2012 
Expected:11/2012  08/2013 Jason Wilcox
503-392-5135
jmwilcox@fs.fed.us 
Description: placing non IRA trees via helicopter in channels asnd floodplains. Some trees and boulders may be placed with ground based equipment in conjunction with decommissioning the valley bottom road 8533133 that extends along the boundary.
Location: UNIT - Hebo Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Tillamook. LEGAL - T4S, R8W Sections 10, 15. Niagara creek basin within the Nestucca watershed.
Niagara/Boulder Restoration Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/01/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
06/2012 John Casteel
503-392-5119
jcasteel@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project is a portion of the original North Nestucca project. Divided into two EA's to facilitate analysis. This project will commercially thin about 598 acres of 32 to 39 year old managed conifer stands and commercially thin about 285 acres.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35186
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 Restoration 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 6,390 acres of 25 to 65 year old young managed conifer stands, and treat about 338 acres of alder dominated upper slopes.in the Nestucca watershed.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.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.
South Fork Schooner Creek Special Use Permit
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Special use management
- Facility management 
Completed  Actual: 01/17/2012  06/2012 Jason Wilcox
503-392-5135
jmwilcox@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Hebo Ranger District proposes to issue a 5 year Special Use Permit for the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife to operate the fish trappping facility on the South Fork of Schooner Creek.
Location: UNIT - Hebo Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lincoln. LEGAL - T7S, R10W Section 21. South Fork Schooner Creek.
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This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.