Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2012 to 12/31/2012
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 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
Hunchback Mountain Land Exchange
CE
- Land ownership management  Completed  Actual: 05/23/2012  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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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 10/2013 
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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
Amanda's Trail Relocation Project
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/18/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
10/2012 Justin Fenton
541-563-8423
jfenton@fs.fed.us 
Description: A 1,550-foot section of the trail has failed and cannot be suitably repaired at the site because of instability. To keep the trail open for public use, the failed section would be relocated uphill about 50 feet to an area that is more stable.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39574
Location: UNIT - Central Coast Ranger District/Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lincoln. LEGAL - Township 15 South, Range 12 West, section 3. The trail is just east of the Cape Perpetua Overlook trail.
Fivemile-Bell Landscape Management Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/27/2012 
Expected:07/2012
Actual: 07/30/2012
07/27/2012 
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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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
- Special use management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/10/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
06/2013 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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38044
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.
Mapleton Administrative Site Conveyance Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Land ownership management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/17/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
07/2013 Susan Henry
541-225-6338
susanhenry@fs.fed.us 
Description: Pursuant to the Forest Service Facilities Realignment and Enhancement Act of 2005, federally owned structures and land (about 16 acres) at the Mapleton Administrative site would be sold through a competitive process.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39982
Location: UNIT - Central Coast Ranger District/Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - Township 18 South, Range 10 West, section 2; W.M.; Lane, County, Oregon. The Administrative site is located near Mapleton, Oregon.
Road Permit Renewal Project 2012
CE
- Land ownership management
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 07/31/2012  09/2012 John Harper
541-271-6023 or 541-271-6000
johnharper@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue five new Private Road Special Use Permits to replace expired permits for existing road right-of-ways on National Forest System lands.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39413
Location: UNIT - Central Coast Ranger District/Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Benton, Lane, Lincoln. LEGAL - T13S, R11W, Sec 26; T15S, R11W, Sec 5 and 11; T14S, R9W, Sec 26; T15S, R10W, Sec 26. National Forest System lands in the Central Coast Ranger District -- Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.
Yachats Trail Project
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 07/31/2012  07/2012 Justin Fenton
541-563-8423
jfenton@fs.fed.us 
Description: The City of Yachats proposes constructing a new hiking trail, of which about 1,200 feet would be located on NFS land in T.14S., R.12W., section 23; W.M. The trail would partially follow a user-created trail.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39239
Location: UNIT - Central Coast Ranger District/Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lincoln. LEGAL - The trail would be located on NFS land in T.14S., R.12W., section 23; W.M. The trail would be located on NFS land adjacent to the northern portion of the city of Yachats.
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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
East Beaver LWD Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/01/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
12/2012 Justin Gerding
541-563-8422
jgerding02@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Hebo Ranger District proposes to provide ~ 180 trees ranging from a DBH of 24-32 inches from mature stands on National Forest System Lands to the Bureau of Land Management )BLM). These will be placed into East Beaver Creek for aquatic restoration
Location: UNIT - Hebo Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Tillamook. LEGAL - T 3S, R 10W sections 15, 23, 24, 26, 27, 33 and 34. Trees are primarily located along FS roads 1004, 1004-112, 1004-113, and 1106.
East Dunes Campground Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/25/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
01/2013 Joseph Cleveland
503-392-5118
jcleveland@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Hebo District Ranger is proposing to add 20 sites at the East Dunes Campground at the Sand Lake Recreation Area. The new Campsites will replace sites lost at Sandbeach Campground due to encroachment of the Sand Lake estuary.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39886
Location: UNIT - Hebo Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Yamhill. LEGAL - T3South, R10 West, Section 30. The Sand Lake Recreation Area about 20 miles south of Tillamook.
FS Road 1400 Corridor Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Road management 
Cancelled  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.
Hebo RD 2012 Firewood Program
CE
- Forest products
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 07/20/2012  10/2012 Michael Reichenberg
503-392-5131
mreichenberg@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to allow firewood cutting of green trees or blowdown within 25 feet of 59 designated non-key roads for road maintenance purposes and to satisfy local demand for firewood material
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39362
Location: UNIT - Hebo Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Yamhill. Tillamook, Lincoln & Yamhill Counties.
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.
Niagara Creek LWD Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2012 
Expected:03/2013  08/2013 Jason Wilcox
503-392-5135
jmwilcox@fs.fed.us 
Description: Placing non IRA trees via helicopter in channels and 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.
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 09/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
03/2013 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
Rd 1400 Oregon Silverspot ButterflyDispersal Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special area management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/25/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
03/2013 Michael Reichenberg
503-392-5131
mreichenberg@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would commercially thin trees within the forested fringe between existing meadows to restore dispersal habitat and meadow connectivity for the Oregon silverspot butterfly. Approximately 20 acres would be thinned along FSR 1400.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39885
Location: UNIT - Hebo Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Yamhill. LEGAL - Township 4 South, Range 9 West, Sections 14 and 23. FSR RD 1400 approximately 8 miles east of Hebo, Oregon.
South Nestucca Restoration Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/08/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
09/2013 Michael Reichenberg
503-392-5131
mreichenberg@fs.fed.us 
Description: Thinning previously burned and planted or clear-cut and planted stands using commercial or noncommercial methods. About 1,015 acres of 28-50 year old plantations and 1,311 acres of 76-100 year old plantations of off-site genetic stock.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39933
Location: UNIT - Hebo Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Tillamook, Yamhill. LEGAL - (T 3S, R 9, 10 W) (T4S, R 8, 9, 10 W) T5S, R 8,9,10 W). Hebo Ranger District about 80 miles NW of Corvallis.
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This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.