Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2010 to 12/31/2010
Umatilla National Forest

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.
Report Contents (click to jump to a section) :
Projects Occurring Nationwide
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Umatilla National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Umatilla National Forest,  Heppner Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Umatilla National Forest,  North Fork John Day Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Umatilla National Forest,  Pomeroy Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Umatilla National Forest,  Walla Walla 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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R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision
EIS
- Land management planning  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 03/29/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 04/2011 
Expected:03/2012
 
04/2012 Kathleen Countryman
541-523-1264
kcountryman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Revision of Land Management Plans (Forest Plans) for the Malheur, Umatilla, & Wallowa-Whitman Forests. Forest Plans provide stategic, program-level guidance for future management of forests and their natural resources for the next 10-15 years.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/uma/blue_mtn_planrevision/
Location: UNIT - Malheur National Forest All Units, Wallowa Valley Ranger District, Eagle Cap Ranger District, La Grande Ranger District, Umatilla National Forest All Units, Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon, Washington. COUNTY - Asotin, Columbia, Garfield, Walla Walla, Baker, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wheeler. Forest-wide for Malheur, Umatilla, & Wallowa-Whitman (except for the HCNRA).
Granite Creek Watershed Mining Plans
EIS
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 11/2010 
Expected:04/2012  07/2012 Sophia Millar
541-426-5540
smillar@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analyze proposed mining plans of operations within the Granite Creek Watershed on the Umatilla and Wallow-Whitman NFs.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/w-w/projects/nepa_project.shtml?project=2209
Location: UNIT - North Fork John Day Ranger District, Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker, Grant. LEGAL - T8-10S R34-36 E WM. Granite Creek Watershed.
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Umatilla 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
Umatilla National Forest Invasive Plants Treatment
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed  Actual: 07/07/2010  03/2011 Joan Frazee
541-278-3931
jfrazee@fs.fed.us 
Description: Treatment of known and newly discovered invasive plants using herbicide, manual, mechanical, biological, and/or cultural methods. The Forest has approx. 25,000 acres of invasive plants, approx. 18,500 acres is proposed for herbicide treatment.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=15119
Location: UNIT - Umatilla National Forest All Units. STATE - Oregon, Washington. COUNTY - Asotin, Columbia, Garfield, Walla Walla, Grant, Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wheeler. LEGAL - Forest wide. Forest wide.
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Umatilla National Forest,   Heppner 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 Wall Telephone Line SUP
CE
- Special use management   On Hold  N/A  N/A Janet Plocharsky
541-676-2148
jlplocharsky@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a new special use permit for the use and maintenance of a telephone line that follows along FS Road 23.
Location: UNIT - Heppner Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - Sections 29, 31, and 32 of T 7 S, R27 E. The telephone line follows FS Road 23 beginning at FS Road 22 running west for for 2.9 miles to a section of private land.
Ditch Creek Fence and Spring
CE
- Grazing management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Tim Collins
541-676-2114
tcollins@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace 6.5 miles of electric fence with 3-strand barbed wire fence along Mallory and Little Potamus and Gilbert creeks. Develop 5 spring sites to provide water in the uplands for cattle and wildlife.
Location: UNIT - Heppner Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant, Morrow. LEGAL - T5S, R28E, Sec 10,14, & 25. T8S, R26S Sec 22. T6S, R28E, Sec 12, 13, & 24. T6S, R29E, Sec 8, 9, & 17. South of Heppner along Mallory, Little Potamus, and Gilbert creeks.
Flatiron Commercial Thin
CE
- Forest products  Completed  Actual: 08/16/2010  09/2010 Jonathan Day
541-676-2129
jday@fs.fed.us 
Description: Vegetation treatment that includes commercial thinning three units totaling approximately 70 acres.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32889
Location: UNIT - Heppner Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wheeler. LEGAL - T. 7 S, R. 25 E Willamette Meridian. UNIT - Heppner Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wheeler. Project area is about 11 miles North of Spray.
Guthrie Prairie Commercial Thin
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/26/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
10/2010 Jonathan Day
(541) 676-2129
jday@fs.fed.us 
Description: Vegetation treatment that includes commercial thinning totaling approximately 70 acres.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32894
Location: UNIT - Heppner Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wheeler. LEGAL - T. 7 S, R. 23 E, Sections 11 and 12. UNIT - Heppner Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wheeler. Project area is about 11 miles Northwest of Spray.
Hog Creek Fence Replacement
CE
- Grazing management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Tim Collins
541-676-2114
tcollins@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace an existing 1.75 miles of electric fence with a 3-strand barbed-wire fence.
Location: UNIT - Heppner Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Morrow. LEGAL - Township 6 South, Range 27 East, Sections 3, 10, and 11. One and a half miles east of the Tupper Work Center running west along Skookum Creek.
Potamus Fuels Reduction
EA
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:03/2011  02/2012 Brian Spradlin
541-676-2127
bspradlin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Identify and reduce wildfire risk to public and private lands within the Potamus subwatersheds as identified in the Morrow County Community Wildfire Protection Plan.
Location: UNIT - Heppner Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant, Morrow. LEGAL - T5S R28E, T5S R29E, T6S R28E, and T6S R29E. Within the Potamus WUI area as identified in the Morrow County Community Wildfire Protection Plan.
Swale Creek C & H Allotment
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/21/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2010 
Expected:03/2011
 
06/2011 Tim Collins
541-676-2114
tcollins@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorization for the continued cattle grazing of the Swale Creek Allotment.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29190
Location: UNIT - Heppner Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant, Morrow. LEGAL - T 5 S., R 27 E., Sections 13, 14, 22-27, and 34-36; T. 5 S., R28E., Sections 17-20, and 29-33; T. 6 S., R 27 E., Sections 1, 2, 11-14 and 22-26; T. 6 S., R 28 E., Sections 3-11, 15- 22 and 28-33; a. Central portion of the district approximately 14 miles north of the town of Monument; Penland Lake, Ditch Creek area.
Wildcat II Fuels Reduction and Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 07/12/2010  10/2010 Brian Spradlin
541-676-2127
bspradlin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Vegetation and fuels treatment that includes approximately 2200 acres of commercial harvest, 2100 acres of mechanical fuels treatment, approximately 10,300 acres of prescribed fire, and approximately 1100 acres of non-commercial thinning.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30906
Location: UNIT - Heppner Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant, Morrow. LEGAL - LEGAL - T 5 S, R 27 and R 28 E and T 6 S, R 27 and 28 E, Willamitte Merdian. UNIT - Heppner Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Morrow. Project area is about 18 miles south of Heppner.
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Umatilla National Forest,   North Fork John Day 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
Christensen Trail 3185 Reroute
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/17/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
11/2010 David Guglielmi
541-427-5326
dguglielmi@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocating a portion of this OHV trail to avoid a wet, rocky meadow. This will involve construction of 0.9 miles of new trail, bridge construction over an intermittent stream, and decommissioning of 0.5 miles of existing trail.
Location: UNIT - North Fork John Day Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Umatilla. LEGAL - T7S R35E Sec 4 and T6S R35E Sec 23. Trail #3185, 1/2 mile north of Forest Road 52 junction.
Clear Creek Tailings Road Realignment
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2011 
Expected:02/2012  07/2012 Caty Clifton
541-278-3822
cclifton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Move dredge tailings and relocate about 3100 feet of Grant County Road 13. Survey and design in FY2010, NEPA analysis & documentation FY 2011, implementation FY 2012/2013.
Location: UNIT - North Fork John Day Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - T9S, R35E, Sec 10, 14, 15. The project is located in Grant County, Oregon, in the Clear Creek Watershed on Grant County Road 13.
Columbia Power Special Use Authorization for a New Term
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:10/2010  11/2010 Christine Helberg
541-427-5351
chelberg@fs.fed.us 
Description: Use and maintenance of the existing utility corridor.
Location: UNIT - North Fork John Day Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant, Umatilla. LEGAL - T2-5S R32E, T5-8S R31-33E, and T4-5S R31-35E (Willamette Principal Meridian). Powerline corridors that cross FS lands: (1)near Albee, (2) east of Ukiah near Hwy 244 and (3) near Dale along Hwy 395 and FS road 3980.
Columbia Power Ukiah to Meadowbrook Upgrade
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:10/2010  11/2010 Christine Helberg
541-427-5351
chelberg@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install new poles and heavier wire in powerline corridor. Remove vegetation along the corridor to reduce possible damage to power lines and related fire hazards. Portion of project on Forest Service land lies between Dale and Meadowbrook summit.
Location: UNIT - North Fork John Day Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - T7S R31E (Willamette Principal Meridian). Powerline corridor along Hwy 395 from Dale to Meadowbrook summit.
Dale Ranger Station Structure Disposal
CE
- Facility management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Robert Varner
541-427-3231
rvarner@fs.fed.us 
Description: 17 structures would be sold and removed from the Dale Compound by flatbed truck and their foundations would be filled in. If the structures are not sold, materials from them would be salvaged to the extent possible and the rest would be destroyed.
Location: UNIT - North Fork John Day Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - T7S, R31E, Section 1, NW 1/4, W.M. surveyed. Dale Ranger Station Administrative Site.
Hidaway Mining EA
EA
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:03/2011  06/2011 Christine Helberg
541-427-5351
chelberg@fs.fed.us 
Description: Expansion of current exploration pits to a maximum of 30 ft wide by 25 ft deep using hand tools & limited mechanical equipment. Use of an existing closed road & shelter. Placement of an outhouse. Limited use of a spring for hand-washing of rock.
Location: UNIT - North Fork John Day Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Umatilla. LEGAL - T5S R33 1/2E Sections 22, 23. Hidaway Creek drainage, Umatilla County, Oregon.
Hidaway Trail #3154 Reroute
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 07/28/2010  08/2010 Janel Lacey
541-427-5394
jlacey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocate 3/4 mile of Trail 3154 to move trail out of wet meadows. New trail would consist of one mile of existing old road bed and one-half mile of new trail construction. Decommission two bridges on old trail and place one 30' bridge on new trail
Location: UNIT - North Fork John Day Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Umatilla. LEGAL - T5S R33 1/2E Sec 36 and T5S R34E, Secs 30 & 31. Hidaway Trail #3154, between Chimney Rock and Lookout Creek trails.
Mirage Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/23/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
03/2011 Betsy Koncerak
541-427-5335
bkoncerak@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analysis of Indian Creek watershed to improve the long-term sustainability and fire resistance of upland forests while capturing the commercial value of raw wood material.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=26624
Location: UNIT - North Fork John Day Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - T8S R31E, T9S R32E. Indian Creek watershed near Dale, Oregon.
NFJD Aspen Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/01/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
11/2010 Diane Shirley
541-427-5315
dshirley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restoration projects to protect/enhance/restore declining stands of quaking aspen to improve wildlife habitat. Includes buck & pole fencing, tree planting and girdling, felling or removal of conifers up to 21" DBH.
Location: UNIT - North Fork John Day Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant, Morrow, Umatilla. LEGAL - Entire North Fork John Day Ranger District; see project file for legal locations. District-wide, wherever aspen stands occur.
NFJD Commercial Firewood
CE
- Forest products  Completed  Actual: 09/08/2010  09/2010 Diane Shirley
541-427-5315
dshirley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Removal of dead western larch, Douglas fir, lodgepole pine, grand fir and Englemann spruce less than 24" at 12" stump height for commercial resale as firewood.
Location: UNIT - North Fork John Day Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant, Morrow, Umatilla. LEGAL - T7S R33E Secs 17-20; T7S R32E Sec 20; T6S R32E Sec 10;. FSR 5505-140, 1011-030, 1011-040, 1000-060, 5200-150 and.
NFJD Commercial Use Post & Pole
CE
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 09/24/2010  09/2010 Diane Shirley
541-427-5315
dshirley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Removal of live and dead lodgepole pine and western larch less than 8" diameter for commercial resale.
Location: UNIT - North Fork John Day Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - T9S R34E Sec 2, 11. Roads FSR 10-350 and 10-500.
Olive Lake Dam Maintenance
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Facility management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:05/2011  06/2011 Joe Neer
541-278-3749
jneer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Clean out logs and debris from dam spillway. Add more rip-rap to lake side of dam to reduce erosion.
Location: UNIT - North Fork John Day Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - T9S R34E Sec 15. East end of Olive Lake.
Ruby Creek Snowmobile Trail Grooming
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/21/2010 
Expected:05/2011
 
07/2011 David Guglielmi
541-427-5326
dguglielmi@fs.fed.us 
Description: This is an existing, un-groomed snowmobile trail. In order to groom the trail, a bridge will be constructed over Ruby Creek and trees less than six inches DBH along each side of the trail will be removed to a 12-foot width.
Location: UNIT - North Fork John Day Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - T9S R35E Secs 14, 15, 17 & 18. Approximately three miles southwest of the town of Granite, OR.
Ten Cent Fuels
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:06/2012  07/2012 Scott McDonald
541-427-5332
smcdonald01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reduce fuels near the community of Granite, Oregon, which was an area identified in the Umatilla Landscape Wildfire Strategy. Proposed activities would include mechnical fuels treatments and low-intensity prescribed burning.
Location: UNIT - North Fork John Day Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - T8S R35E Secs 20-23, 28-29 and T8S R35 1/2E Secs 21-23 and 28 (Willamette Meridian). Approximately three miles N/NW of the community of Granite, OR.
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Umatilla National Forest,   Pomeroy 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
Pomeroy Landscape Prescribed Fire Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/13/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
05/2011 Tara Hanger
509-843-4676
thanger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Implement prescribed fire treatments on approx. 28,000 acres to reduce ground and ladder fuels to maintain and restore vegetation. Multi-year project (10 years). Incorporates the Wenatchee Crk and Pomeroy Mtce prescribed fire projects.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31724
Location: UNIT - Pomeroy Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Asotin, Columbia, Garfield. Asotin, Columbia and Garfield Counties that have had previous fire treatments and initial treatment areas T7N,R43E,S 1-6 and 8-12,T7N, R44E,S6-7, T8N,R43E,S31-35.
South George Vegetation and Fuels Management Project
EIS
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 03/09/2009
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
08/2011 Dan Castillo
406-827-3533
docastillo@fs.fed.us 
Description: Vegetation management project to improve vigor, health, and fire resistence within a forested ecosystem. It includes timber harvest, treatment of acitivity and natural fuels, landscape prescribed burning, and non-commercial treatments.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=26469
Location: UNIT - Pomeroy Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Asotin, Garfield. LEGAL - T7N,R44E,sec1; T7N,R43E,sec 1-2; T8N,R43E,sec 1,2,10-15,21-28,33-36; T8N,R44E,sec 5-8,17-20,26-36; T9N,R43E,sec 35. Project planning area is approx. 21,000 acres. Treatments proposed on approx. 4,500 acres.
Spruce Salvage
CE
- Forest products  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/15/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
12/2010 Dan Castillo
406-827-3533
docastillo@fs.fed.us 
Description: Salvage of dead and/or dying trees from approximately 250 acres using conventional yarding systems. Less than 0.5 miles of temporary construction would be needed.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33098
Location: UNIT - Pomeroy Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Garfield. LEGAL - Portions of Sections 4,5,8,9, and 10; T8N; R42E. East side of Pomeroy Ranger District.
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Umatilla National Forest,   Walla Walla 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
Cobbler II Timber Sale and Fuels Reduction Project - Revised from an EA to an EIS
EIS
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 04/30/2010
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 10/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
02/2011 Betsy Kaiser
509-522-6056
bkaiser@fs.fed.us 
Description: Vegetation treatments that include 2500 acres of timber harvest and fuels treatments, 8000 acres of landscape prescribed fire, hardwood and meadow restoration, 1900 acres of non-commercial thinning.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29678
Location: UNIT - Walla Walla Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union, Wallowa. LEGAL - T4N R 40E; T5N R40E; T4N R41 E; T5N R41E; T5N R42E; T6N R41E; T6N R42E. Elk Flat to Long Meadow between the Grande Ronde River and the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness.
Liquid Waste Disposal Line Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:01/2011  03/2011 Jeff Bloom
509-522-6277
jhbloom@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project would issue a new special use permit for a liquid waste disposal line (septic tank and drain field) to replace an existing permit which expires at the end of this year. The new permit will be for a term of 20-years.
Location: UNIT - Walla Walla Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Umatilla. LEGAL - T. 4N., R.38E., Section 32, SW corner, E 1/2, NE 1/4. Tollgate Area.
Meacham Creek Restoration
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2010 
Expected:11/2010  06/2011 David Crabtree
509-522-6042
dmcrabtree@fs.fed.us 
Description: Joint effort between Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Indian Reservation and Umatilla NF. Project would restore Meacham Creek to near historic channel configuration while providing protection for railroad infrastructure in the area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33321
Location: UNIT - Walla Walla Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Umatilla. LEGAL - T2N., R36E., Section 30 (on NFS) and T2N., R36E Section 19 (adjacent, non-FS land). Meacham Creek between River Miles 6 and 7.
National Weather Service Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/27/2010  10/2010 Jeff Bloom
509-522-6277
jhbloom@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project would issue a new permit to the National Weather Service for operation of a rain gauge located near the Spout Springs lodge. The permit would be issued for a 20-year term.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31926
Location: UNIT - Walla Walla Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T.3N., R. 38E., Section 10, N.W. 1/4. Spout Springs Ski Area.
North End Sheep Allotment
EIS
- Grazing management  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 12/24/2009
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
06/2011 Kimpton Cooper
509-522-6050
kmcooper@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project proposes the continuation of a livestock (sheep) grazing permit in the North End Allotment.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=28354
Location: UNIT - Walla Walla Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Umatilla, Union, Wallowa. NW of Elgin, OR.
ODOT Communications Site Permit
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/13/2010  10/2010 Jeff Bloom
509-522-6277
jhbloom@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would issue a new special use permit to the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) to install radio equipment at the Forest Service Electronics Site at Spout Springs.
Location: UNIT - Walla Walla Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T.3N., R.38E., Section 10. Spout Springs Forest Service Electronics Site.
Skyline Road Restoration
CE
- Road management  Completed  Actual: 07/20/2010  10/2010 Steve Anderson
509-522-6041
sranderson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replacement of failing culverts, construction of rolling drain dips, application of spot rock along FR 6400 (Skyline Rd.) from FR 6437 to Washington-Oregon Border.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=27056
Location: UNIT - Walla Walla Ranger District. STATE - Oregon, Washington. COUNTY - Columbia, Wallowa. LEGAL - T 7N., R 39E., Section 14 to T 6N., R 39E., Section 10. Along watershed break between the Wenaha-Tucannon and Mill Creek.
South End Thinning and Piling
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:05/2011  07/2011 David Crabtree
509-522-6026
amahoney@fs.fed.us 
Description: Non-commercial thinning effort targeted at reducing fuels and enhancing fire resistance in selected stands on the southern portion of the district.
Location: UNIT - Walla Walla Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Umatilla, Union. South of Black Mountain and North of I-84.
Swamp Creek Pit Access Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 07/28/2010  07/2010 Stacia Peterson
509-522-6285
slpeterson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal seeks to improve water quality and riparian function in the headwaters of Swamp Creek while maintaining access to the Swamp Creek rock pit. The proposal will decommission the existing access road and construct less than 1 mile of new road.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31047
Location: UNIT - Walla Walla Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T 4N., R 38 E., sections 23 & 24. Headwaters of Swamp Creek, adjacent to Swamp Creek Material Source: Upper Lookingglass Subwatershed.
Tollgate Fuels Reduction Project
EIS
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 11/2010 
Expected:10/2011  06/2012 Kimpton Cooper
509-522-6009
kmcooper@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project seeks to conduct fuels reduction activities within the Tollgate Wildland Urban Interface (WUI).
Location: UNIT - Walla Walla Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Umatilla. Located within Tollgate Wildland Urban Interface, established in Umatilla County CWPP.
Umatilla Electric Cooperative Powerline Replacement Project
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 08/20/2010  10/2010 Jeff Bloom
509-522-6277
jhbloom@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would relocate an existing powerline to an alignment that runs along the edge of the paved parking area on the Spout Springs Ski area side of Hwy 204.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=28333
Location: UNIT - Walla Walla Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T 3N., R 38E., Section 12. On the Spout Springs side of Hwy. 204.
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