Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2013 to 06/30/2013
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) :
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)

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 08/2013 
Expected:08/2014
 
12/2014 Sabrina Stadler
541-523-1264
sdstadler@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 08/2013 
Expected:02/2014
 
05/2014 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, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)  

R6 - Pacific Northwest Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Natural Resource Conservation Service Snotel Site Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2013 
Expected:06/2013  07/2013 Jeff Bloom
509-522-6277
jhbloom@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a new forest-wide special use permit to the Natural Resource Conservation Servace for a term of 30 years for nine SNOTEL sites on the Umatilla National Forest.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40817
Location: UNIT - Umatilla National Forest All Units. STATE - Oregon, Washington. COUNTY - Columbia, Garfield, Grant, Walla Walla, Grant, Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa. LEGAL - T5S,R27E,Sec30; T4S,R29E,Sec30; T2S, R35E,Sec29; T2S,R37E,Sec28; T8N,R42E,Sec 9; T9N,R43E,Sec 23; T3N,R38E,Sec 31; T7N,R40E,Sec 32; T6N,R39E,Sec 21. There are 2 SNOTEL sites on each of the Pomeroy, North Fork John Day and Heppner Ranger Districts, and 3 SNOTEL sites on the Walla Walla Ranger District.
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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)  Completed  Actual: 02/01/2013  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.
Ellis Commercial Thin
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2013 
Expected:07/2013  08/2013 Jonathan Day
(541) 676-2129
jday@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Ellis Commercial Thin project proposes to reduce stocking levels by using a commercial timber sale. This project consists of one thinning unit totaling approximately 70 acres in size located south of the 2105 road.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41350
Location: UNIT - Heppner Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant, Wheeler. LEGAL - Township 6 S., Range 29 E., Section 3 Willamette Meridian. Heppner Ranger District - Approximately 36 miles southeast of Heppner.
Herren Commercial Thin
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2013 
Expected:07/2013  08/2013 Jonathan Day
(541) 676-2129
jday@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Herren Thin project proposes to reduce stocking levels by using a commercial timber sale. This project consists of one thinning unit totaling approximately 70 acres located along the 5326020 road.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41362
Location: UNIT - Heppner Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Morrow. LEGAL - Township 4 S., Range 28 E., Sections 25 & 26. Heppner Ranger District - Approximately 17 miles southeast of Heppner.
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.
Kahler Dry Forest Restoration
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/11/2013
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2014 
Expected:03/2014
 
06/2014 Jonathan Day
541-676-2129
jday@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Kahler Dry Forest Restoration project seeks to restore dry upland forest conditions throughout the Kahler Creek watershed through a combination of thinning and prescribed burning.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40712
Location: UNIT - Heppner Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant, Wheeler. LEGAL - T7S, R24E, Sec 13, 14; T7S, R24E, Sec 8-18, 20-24; T7S, R25E, Sec 4-10, 14-27, 34-36; T7S, R26E, Sec 31; T8S, R25E, Sec 1, 2, 11-14; T8S, R26E, Sec 5-30, 33-35. Kahler Creek watershed, Heppner Ranger District. Wheeler and Grant Counties.
Potamus Fuels Reduction
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/15/2012
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 04/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
07/2013 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.
Rhea Commercial Thin
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2013 
Expected:07/2013  08/2013 Jonathan Day
(541) 676-2129
jday@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Rhea Thin project proposes to reduce stocking levels by using a commercial timber sale. This project consists of two thinning units totaling approximately 70 acres located along the 2100050 road.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41366
Location: UNIT - Heppner Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Morrow. LEGAL - Township 5 S., Range 28 E., Section 7. Umatilla National Forest, Heppner Ranger District. Approximately 16 miles southeast of the town of Heppner, OR.
Smith Commercial Thin
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2013 
Expected:07/2013  08/2013 Jonathan Day
541-676-2129
jday@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Smith Commercial Thin project proposes to reduce stocking levels by using a commercial timber sale. This project consists of one thinning unit totaling approximately 70 acres in size located north of the 5300750 road and east of the 5300252 road.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41377
Location: UNIT - Heppner Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Morrow. LEGAL - T 4 S, R 28 E, Section 25 and 26. Heppner Ranger District, approximately 25 miles from 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 03/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
05/2013 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
2013 North Fork John Day Ranger District Spring Development Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/07/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
07/2013 Bradley Lathrop
541-427-5366
blathrop@fs.fed.us 
Description: Protect the sensitive riparian area around a spring from being trampled by cattle. A permanent fence will be constructed around the one acre area. This will improve aquatic habitat for spotted frogs, and shrub habitat for neotropical migratory birds.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41403
Location: UNIT - North Fork John Day Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Umatilla. LEGAL - Township 76 South, Range 32 East, Section 16. Umatilla County, North Fork John Day Ranger District, approximately 6 miles south of the town of Ukiah.
Clear Creek Tailings Road Realignment
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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 04/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
09/2013 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:05/2013
 
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.
NFJD Ranger District 2013 Riparian Improvement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management 
Completed  Actual: 03/19/2013  06/2013 Bradley Lathrop
541-427-5366
blathrop@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will include construction of approximately 2.1 miles of fence to limit cattle access to designated critical habitat for steelhead along Smith Creek and Little Indian Creek.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40699
Location: UNIT - North Fork John Day Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - T. 7 S., R. 31 E., Sections 22 and 27, and at T. 8S., R. 32 E., Sections 17 and 18. The project areas are located on the North Fork John Day Ranger District in Grant County, T. 7 S., R. 31 E., Sections 22 and 27, and at T. 8S., R. 32 E., Sections 17 and 18, south of the town of Ukiah.
North Fork John Day Ranger District Waid Street House Conveyance
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Land ownership management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/19/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
07/2013 Bradley Lathrop
541-427-5335
hollyahutchinson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Selling of the Forest Service owned house located at 301 East Waid Street, Ukiah, Oregon. This proposed conveyance is authorized under the Forest Service Facility Realignment and Enhancement Act of 2005
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41426
Location: UNIT - North Fork John Day Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Umatilla. LEGAL - Section 14, Township 5 South, Range 31 East, Willamette Meridian Surveyed. 301 East Waid Street, Ukiah, OR, 97880.
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 02/19/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
07/2013 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  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/14/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2013 
Expected:09/2013
 
11/2013 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.
Pomeroy Non-commercial Thinning Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2013 
Expected:08/2013  10/2013 William Lydie
509-843-4662
wlydie@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reduce stocking levels in timbered stands without removal of any material. Work will be done by hand using chainsaws.
Location: UNIT - Pomeroy Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Asotin, Columbia, Garfield. Pomeroy 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.
Wenaha Wild and Scenic River Comprehensive River Management Plan
EA
- Special area management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2013 
Expected:10/2013  12/2013 Larry Randall
775-884-8140
lrandall@fs.fed.us 
Description: Develop a comprehensive river management plan for Wenaha River which is part of the Wild and Scenic River System.
Location: UNIT - Pomeroy Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wallowa. Entire mainstem of the Wenaha River approximately 22 miles.
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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 04/2013 
Expected:06/2013  09/2013 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.
Eden Cattle and Horse Allotment
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 07/19/2012
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 06/2013 
Expected:10/2013
 
10/2013 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.
Jubilee Campground Hazard Tree Removal Project
CE
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Facility management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/11/2012 
Expected:03/2013
 
06/2013 Jeff Bloom
509-522-6277
jhbloom@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would involve the removal of trees that have been identified as hazardous to users of the Jubilee Lake Campground. Removal would occur in 2013 across approximately 50 acres in and around the campground.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php/?project=40739
Location: UNIT - Walla Walla Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - Township 4 North, Range 39 East, Section 17. The project is located in and immediately surrounding the campground facilities on the southwest shores of Jubilee Lake on the Walla Walla Ranger District, Umatilla National Forest., Union County, OR.
Spout Springs Communication Site Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2013 
Expected:06/2013  07/2013 Jeff Bloom
509-522-6277
jhbloom@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would consist of issuing 5 new Special Use Permits to Oregon State Patrol, Oregon Dept. of Forestry, Oregon Dept. of Transportation, Oregon Dept. of Corrections, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to replace their expiring permits.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40814
Location: UNIT - Walla Walla Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - Township 3 North, Range 38 East, Section 10, NE quarter. Walla Walla Ranger District, Spout Springs vicinity.
Swamp Creek Commerical Thin
CE
- Forest products  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/22/2012 
Expected:04/2013
 
07/2013 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:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/31/2012
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 07/2013 
Expected:08/2013
 
09/2013 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.
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