Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2012 to 09/30/2012
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,  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
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 10/2012 
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.
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  Completed  Actual: 03/23/2012  08/2012 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.
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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 05/2012 
Expected:10/2013
 
11/2013 Harold Dyer
541-523-1264
hdyer@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.usda.gov/wallowa-whitman/
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  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 10/11/2011
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 07/2013 
Expected:11/2013
 
02/2014 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,   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
District Wide Planting Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/28/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
04/2013 Pam Arbogast
541-676-2156
parbogast@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Heppner Ranger District proposes to use supplemental planting of tree seedlings in previously managed stands to promote diversity in species composition and structure and increase stand resiliency.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38274
Location: UNIT - Heppner Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant, Morrow, Wheeler. LEGAL - All townships, ranges, and sections within the Heppner Ranger District - for specific stand locations please contact district. This project is located in stands across the entire Heppner Ranger District.
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.
Groschen Cabin Commercial Thin
CE
- Forest products  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/08/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
08/2012 Jonathan Day
(541) 676-2129
jday@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Groschen Cabin Commercial Thin project proposes to reduce stocking levels by using a commercial timber sale. This project will use consist of one unit of approximately 70 acres.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37544
Location: UNIT - Heppner Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Morrow. LEGAL - T. 6 S., R. 28 E., Sections 2 & 11. Approximately 32 miles SE of the town of Heppner, OR.
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.
McMurdo Cabin Commercial Thin
CE
- Forest products  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/09/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
07/2012 Jonathan Day
(541) 676-2129
jday@fs.fed.us 
Description: The McMurdo Cabin Commercial Thin project proposes to reduce stocking levels by using a commercial timber sale. The project consists of on thinning unit of approximately 70 acres in size.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38196
Location: UNIT - Heppner Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Morrow. LEGAL - T. 6 S., R. 29 E., Section 17. Approximately 26 miles SE of the town of Heppner, OR.
Potamus Fuels Reduction
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/15/2012
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 09/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
11/2012 Scott Wryn
541-676-2138
swryn@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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=29191
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 Commercial Thin
CE
- Forest products  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/12/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
08/2012 Jonathan Day
(541) 676-2129
jday@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Swale Commercial Thin project proposes to reduce stocking levels by using a commercial timber sale. This project consists of one unit of approximately 70 acres in size.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38195
Location: UNIT - Heppner Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Morrow. LEGAL - T. 6 S., R. 28 E., Sections 3, 4, and 10. Approximately 22 miles SE of the town of Heppner, OR.
Swale Creek C & H Allotment
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/13/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
03/2013 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
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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
Clear Creek Tailings Road Realignment
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2012 
Expected:05/2013  07/2013 Joy Archuleta
541-427-5364
jearchuleta@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
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Hidaway Mining EA
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/21/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
01/2013 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=30735
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.
Junkens and Beeman Creek Culvert Project
CE
- Watershed management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/15/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
07/2013 Allison Johnson
541-427-5305
ajohnson04@fs.fed.us 
Description: Removal/replacement of one culvert on the Beeman-Junkens Creek 3015 OHV trail (1007140 rd) and removal/replacement of two culverts on the Forest Service (FS) road 1007000 and two culvert removal/replacements on the FS road 1007100.
Location: UNIT - North Fork John Day Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant, Umatilla. LEGAL - T8S, R33E, Sec. 18, 19, 30 and T8S, R32E, Sec. 24, 25. Junkens Creek and Beeman Creek, in the Desolation watershed.
NFJD Aspen Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Olive Lake Dam Maintenance
CE
- Facility management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Oriental Loop OHV Trail Construction
CE
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Janel Lacey
541-427-5394
jlacey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Designate 9.6 miles of new OHV trail to provide additional access to the Winom-Frazier OHV Complex from the Oriental Campground. Most of the route would occur on existing open and closed roads, with only 1-2 miles of new construction.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35259
Location: UNIT - North Fork John Day Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant, Umatilla. LEGAL - Follows existing open and closed roads beside Oriental Creek from Oriental Creek Campground on the N. Fork John Day River to the Winom-Frazier OHV Trail system. T. 6 S. R. 33 E., sections 26, 27, 34, and 35; and T. 7 S., R. 33 E., sections 3 and 10.
Paradise Trail Reroute
CE
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Janel Lacey
541-427-5394
jlacey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reroute the lower portion of the Paradise Trail to install grade-reducing switchbacks (3.4 miles), bringing the grade from 40% to 10-15% for the entire trail. Decommission 1.1 miles of existing, steep trail.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35258
Location: UNIT - North Fork John Day Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - T 6 S., R. 34 E. sections 2 and 3. The trail is located within the North Fork John Day Wilderness.
Ruby Creek Snowmobile Trail Grooming
CE
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Janel Lacey
541-427-5394
jlacey@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 14-foot width.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33727
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.
Wilkins Dry Forest Restoration Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/27/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
12/2012 Lea Baxter
541-427-5373
lbaxter@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restore upland forest conditions, encourage growth of large trees, and move the analysis area towards its Historical Range of Variability (HRV) in tree density, species composition and stand structure using commercial and noncommercial thinning.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37146
Location: UNIT - North Fork John Day Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Umatilla. LEGAL - T5S, R30E multiple sections including 3, 10, 11, 14 , 15, 22, 23, 26, 27. 10 miles east of Ukiah, Oregon, off the 53 road system, Deerlick Creek and Wilkins Creek drainages.
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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
Asotin Creek Prescribed Fire Project
EA
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2012 
Expected:04/2013  06/2013 Tara Hanger
509-843-4676
thanger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Implement prescribed fire on approx. 7900 acres of FS land & 2400 acres of WA Dept of Fish and Wildlife land to reduce fuels (ground, ladder, canopy biomass) and rehabilitate grass and shrubs to improve wildlife forage. Will rescope in February 2012.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34631
Location: UNIT - Pomeroy Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Asotin, Garfield. LEGAL - T9N,R4E, Sections 14-16, 21-23, 24-28 and 35; T9N, R43E Sections 2-4, 9-10 and; T9N, R44E, Sections 16-17, 19-21 and 30. Forest Service and WA Dept of Fish and Wildlife land in Garfield and Asotin Counties, WA.
Personal Use Firewood - 2012 Program
CE
- Forest products  Completed  Actual: 04/25/2012  05/2012 Billy Bowles
509-843-4673
bbowles@fs.fed.us 
Description: Gathering of fuelwood for personal use.
Location: UNIT - Pomeroy Ranger District. STATE - Oregon, Washington. COUNTY - Asotin, Columbia, Garfield, Wallowa. Pomeroy Ranger District.
Personal Use Post and Poles - 2012 Program
CE
- Forest products  Completed  Actual: 04/25/2012  05/2012 Billy Bowles
509-843-4673
bbowles@fs.fed.us 
Description: Removal of green and dead lodgepole pine up to 10 inches diameter at breast height (DBH) for personal use purposes.
Location: UNIT - Pomeroy Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Asotin, Columbia, Garfield. Pomeroy Ranger District.
Seven Sisters Spring Development
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  On Hold  N/A  N/A William Dowdy
509-843-4687
wdowdy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fence off the spring area to exclude cattle. Water will be piped to a new trough approximately 100 feet away from spring. Trough will be outside of fenced area on a gravel pad. Overflow water will be piped back inside fenced area.
Location: UNIT - Pomeroy Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Asotin. T7N., R43E, Section 1.
South George Vegetation and Fuels Management Project
EIS
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/24/2012
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 07/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
11/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
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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
Balloon Cabin Landscape Prescribed Fire
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2012 
Expected:09/2012  10/2012 Amber Mahoney
509-522-6026
amahoney@fs.fed.us 
Description: Landscape prescribed fire proposal on NFS lands that are adjacent to private property. Project activities would be designed to reduce fine dead fuel loading, tree densities, and ladder fuels. Project area covers approximately 5,000 acres.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38277
Location: UNIT - Walla Walla Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T3N; R39E; Sections 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32. West of Palmer Junction.
Boe Vegetation Management Project
CE
- Forest products  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/19/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
08/2012 Kimpton Cooper
509-522-6009
kmcooper@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project proposes to improve forest health and stand growth/vigor. The project consist of one treatment unit approximately 68 acres in size. The proposal calls for the stand to receive an improvement cut. Harvest would be by ground based equipment.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38275
Location: UNIT - Walla Walla Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T4N.; R39E.; Section 25 and T4N; R40E: Section 30. Unit is located between Forest Roads 6200-500 and 6200-531. Near the top of Jarboe grade.
Cobbler II Timber Sale and Fuel Reduction Project Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS)
EIS
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 04/13/2012  09/2012 Kimpton Cooper
509-522-6009
kmcooper@fs.fed.us 
Description: A Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) is being prepared to clarify and revise aspects of the analysis disclosed within the October 2010 Cobbler II Timber Sale and Fuels Reduction Project Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36006
Location: UNIT - Walla Walla Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union, Wallowa. LEGAL - T4N. R40E; T5N R40E; T4N R41E; T5N R41E; T5N R42E; T6N R41E; T6N R42E. Elk Flat to Long Meadow between the Grande Ronde River and the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness.
Eden Cattle and Horse Allotment
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2012 
Expected:05/2013  06/2013 Angela Druffel
509-843-4672
adruffel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project would reauthorize grazing activities within the Eden Cattle and Horse allotment. The Eden C&H allotment is approximately 34,000 acres in size.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39398
Location: UNIT - Walla Walla Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wallowa. Approximately 24 miles to the northeast of Elgin, OR.
SF Walla Walla Trail Bridge Replacement
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/19/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
07/2012 Steve Anderson
509-522-6041
sranderson@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project proposes routine trail maintenance in the form of replacing a native log stringer bridge with a pressure treated glue-laminated bridge. The proposal does not proposes changes to the existing authorized uses of the trail.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34755
Location: UNIT - Walla Walla Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Umatilla. LEGAL - T4N., R37E., Section 14. Located on SF Walla Walla Trail.
Site Productivity Research Study
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Research and Development 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/19/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
07/2012 David Powell
541-278-3852
dcpowell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project would install a long-term (30-year) forest productivity study examing forest nutrient management issues. The study is led by the Intermountain Forest Tree Nutrition Cooperative which is headquartered at the University of Idaho.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38144
Location: UNIT - Walla Walla Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T.3N., R.39E., Section 30. Loon timber sale unit #23.
Swamp Creek Commerical Thin
CE
- Forest products  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2012 
Expected:07/2012  08/2012 Kimpton Cooper
509-522-6009
kmcooper@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project proposes commerical thinning activities on approximately 60 acres. Project activities would occur within the footprint of an old clearcut unit which was harvested in the 1960s.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38276
Location: UNIT - Walla Walla Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T4N; R38E: Section 25. Located along Forest Road 6406.
Tollgate Fuels Reduction Project
EIS
- Fuels management  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 10/19/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 07/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
06/2013 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).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=28356
Location: UNIT - Walla Walla Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Umatilla. Located within Tollgate Wildland Urban Interface, established in Umatilla County CWPP.
Umatilla Electric Coop/ US Cellular Underground Powerline Special Use Permit Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2012 
Expected:07/2012  07/2012 Jeff Bloom
509-522-6277
jhbloom@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project proposes the issuance of a special use permit to Umatilla Electric Cooperative for the installation of an underground powerline at the Spout Springs Electronics site that will provide power to an existing US Cellular cell phone facility.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39338
Location: UNIT - Walla Walla Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T3N., R38E., Section 15. Spout Springs Electronics Site.
Verizon Propane Tank Replacement Special Use Permit Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2012 
Expected:07/2012  07/2012 Jeff Bloom
509-522-6277
jhbloom@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project proposes the issuance of an amended special use permit to Verizon Wireless for the installation of a 12,000 galloon propane tank and associated structures at the existing cell phone site located at Ski Bluewood.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39337
Location: UNIT - Walla Walla Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Columbia. LEGAL - T7N., R40E., Section 19 NW/SE. Ski Bluewood.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.