Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2010 to 12/31/2010
Umpqua 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, Umpqua National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Umpqua National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Umpqua National Forest,  Cottage Grove Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Umpqua National Forest,  Diamond Lake Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Umpqua National Forest,  North Umpqua Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Umpqua National Forest,  Tiller 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
Forest Plan Amendments for the Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline
EIS
- Land management planning  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 06/15/2009
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 10/2010 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 Pam Sichting
541-957-3342
psichting@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to amend the Land and Resource Management Plans (LRMP) for the Umpqua, Rogue River and Winema National Forests for the proposed Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=28132
Location: UNIT - Tiller Ranger District, Klamath Ranger District, High Cascades Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas, Jackson, Klamath. Umpqua NF, Rogue River NF, and Winema NF.
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Umpqua 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
Forest-wide Danger Tree Removal
EA
- Road management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/03/2010 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 Steven Nelson
541-957-3372
srnelson@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project proposes to fell danger trees along maintenance level 2-5 roads across the Forest. In Matrix lands, the felled trees may be decked and sold. In LSR's or Riparian Reserves, the trees may be left on site or used for instream restoration.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=27945
Location: UNIT - Umpqua National Forest All Units. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas, Jackson, Lane. LEGAL - Forest Wide. Forest Wide.
Special Forest Products
CE
- Forest products  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Robert Cox
541-767-5042
rdcox@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would determine which commercial special forest products may be gathered, where they may be gathered, and how much may be collected on the Umpqua National Forest.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32851
Location: UNIT - Umpqua National Forest All Units. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas, Jackson, Lane. Umpqua National Forest, all districts.
Umpqua National Forest Travel Management Plan
EA
- Road management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/15/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
12/2010 Scott Elefritz
541-957-3437
selefritz@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Umpqua National Forest is preparing a Travel Management Plan in accordance with the Final Travel Management Rule, designating routes and areas for motorized use.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/umpqua/projects/
Location: UNIT - Umpqua National Forest All Units. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas, Jackson, Lane. LEGAL - Forest-wide. Umpqua National Forest.
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Umpqua National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R6 - Pacific Northwest Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
North Umpqua Zone Precommercial Thinning/Fuels Treatment 2010
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/22/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
05/2011 Richard Abbott
541-498-2531
rabbott@fs.fed.us 
Description: Precommercial thinning and associated fuels treatment, where needed, on approximately 10,000 acres within clearcut managed stands harvested after 1988, located in matrix and LSR land allocations. Variable density/species will be prescribed.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31199
Location: UNIT - North Umpqua Ranger District, Diamond Lake Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas, Lane. Throughout the Diamond Lake and North Umpqua Ranger Districts.
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Umpqua National Forest,   Cottage Grove 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
Abandoned Mine Closures 2010
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2010 
Expected:11/2010  06/2011 Patrick Williams
(541) 767-5010
pswilliams@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project involves closures of abandoned mine adits and shafts using gates, rocks, and foam plugs.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32854
Location: UNIT - Cottage Grove Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T22S, R1E & R2E and T23S, R1E & R2E. Mine adits and shafts are within the Sharps Creek and Brice Creek drainages on the Cottage Grove Ranger District.
Fairview Trail Bridge
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:11/2010  01/2011 Melissa Swain
541-767-5015
mbswain@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace a rotting foot bridge on Fairview Trail.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32700
Location: UNIT - Cottage Grove Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T23S, R1E, Sec 8. Near Fairview Creek on Hardscrabble Road in the Sharps Creek drainage.
Marten Flume Trail Connection
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 07/20/2010  08/2010 Melissa Swain
541-767-5015
mbswain@fs.fed.us 
Description: Connect the existing Marten Flume Trail with the Adams Mountain Trail.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30016
Location: UNIT - Cottage Grove Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T22S, R01E, Section 22, Willamette Meridian. Cottage Grove Ranger District, Brice Creek Drainage.
Noonday Trail Blasting
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 06/03/2010  09/2010 Melissa Swain
541-767-5015
mbswain@fs.fed.us 
Description: Blasting of rock outcropping to remove a barrier to motorized trail use.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32699
Location: UNIT - Cottage Grove Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T22S R1E, Sec 23. Near the confluence of Brice Creek and Champion Creek in the Brice Creek Watershed.
Rail 2 Timber Sale and Prather Creek Bridge Replacement
EA
- Forest products  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/11/2010 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 Lisa Winn
541-767-5040
lwinn@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project proposes to improve species and structural diversity, fire resiliency, and big game forage while providing wood products to the local community in second-growth stands; and to replace the Prather Creek Bridge on Forest Road 17.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32743
Location: UNIT - Cottage Grove Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T21S, R1E, Sections 17-21, 29-32. South end of the Layng Creek Watershed on the Cottage Grove RD.
Sugar Pine and White Pine Enhancement 2010
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed  Actual: 07/13/2010  07/2010 Lisa Winn
541-767-5040
lwinn@fs.fed.us 
Description: Trees and shrubs will be cut within the approximate dripline of select overstory and intermediate five-needle pines to reduce competition; thus helping to improve and maintain the health of selected trees.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32088
Location: UNIT - Cottage Grove Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T22S R01E Sections 16, 22-23, 27-28. Cottage Grove Ranger District, Brice Creek Watershed within the Dog Creek and Champion Creek subwatersheds.
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Umpqua National Forest,   Diamond Lake 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
D-Bug Hazard Reduction Timber Sale Project
EIS
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 03/13/2009
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 10/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
03/2011 Joyce Thompson
541-957-3457
jthompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project proposes to manage bark beetle outbreaks and reduce hazardous fuels in areas of high human use around Diamond and Lemolo Lakes. Both commercial and non-commercial treatments are being considered.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/umpqua/projects/
Location: UNIT - Diamond Lake Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - Portions of T26S, R5E, T26S, R5.5E, T27S, R5E, T27S, R5.5 E, T28S, R5E, T28S, R5.5 E, T29S, R5.5E. The area from Lemolo Lake south to the boundary with Crater Lake National Park.
Lemolo Pine Health Maintenance Underburn 2010
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/01/2010 
Expected:09/2010
 
10/2010 Brian Maier
541-498-2531
brianmaier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Maintenance underburn 89 acres of ponderosa pine stands that were commercially thinned and underburned in the early 1990s to promote pine health and maintain vegetation structure and composition associated with the natural fire regime.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31996
Location: UNIT - Diamond Lake Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - T26S, R5.5E Sections 7 and 8. Lemolo Lake Watershed within the matrix land allocation.
Oak Flats Restoration Project 2010
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/10/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
09/2011 Richard Abbott
541-498-2531
rabbott@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restore and maintain the unique oak/pine savannah vegetation communities and associated wildlife habitats historically promoted and maintained by a low-intensity, high-frequency fire regime through mechanical harvest and/or prescribed fire methods.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31206
Location: UNIT - Diamond Lake Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - T26S, R3E, S19 and 30; T26S, R2E, S24,25;Willamette Meridian, Douglas County, Oregon. Oak Flats on the Diamond Lake Ranger District.
Rainbow Salvage Timber Sale
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/11/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
11/2010 James Archuleta
541-498-2531
jgarchuleta@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of this project is to facilitate the economic recovery of wood fiber resulting from the 2009 Rainbow wildfire and to improve public safety by removing hazard trees along roads.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34027
Location: UNIT - Diamond Lake Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - Portions of : Township 27S Range 3E Sections 33, 34; Township 28S Range 3E, Sections 03, 04. Located within the Slipper Creek drainage.
Wildlife Shrubland and Wetland Habitat Enhancement 2010
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/20/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
04/2011 Jeff Bohler
541-498-2531
jbohler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Wildlife restoration and enhancement at 7 locations, including 3 acres of wetland habitat, 50 acres of broadleaf forest habitat, and 90 acres of shrubland habitat.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29928
Location: UNIT - Diamond Lake Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - Mowich Park, Thorn Prairie, Mountain Meadows, Elephant Mountain. 7 separate locations on Diamond Lake Ranger District.
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Umpqua National Forest,   North Umpqua 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
Little River Timber Sale
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:04/2011  09/2011 Stephen Burns
541-957-3351
sburns@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercial thinning activities occuring in densely-stocked second growth stands on approximately 3,500 acres within matrix, Adaptive Management Areas, and riparian reserve land-use allocations.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33861
Location: UNIT - North Umpqua Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - Portions of: T26S R01W, R01E; T27S R02W, R01W, R01E; and T28S R02W, R01W, R01E. Portions of the Little River and Middle North Umpqua watersheds.
Ragged Ridge Timber Stand Improvement
CE
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/15/2008 
Expected:05/2011
 
07/2011 Michael Brown
541-496-3532
michaelebrown@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would investigate the use of prescribed fire on approximately 3,000 acres in the Middle North Umpqua corridor between the confluence of Steamboat Creek and and the North Umpqua River and the community of Dry Creek.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31889
Location: UNIT - North Umpqua Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - T25S R01E Ragged Ridge land area. Middle North Umpqua corridor between the confluence of Steamboat Creek and the North Umpqua River and the community of Dry Creek.
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Umpqua National Forest,   Tiller 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
Cow Creek Timber Sale and Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project
EIS
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Joshua Chapman
928-687-1301
joshuachapman@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project proposes to increase resiliency to stand replacment fire, reduce fuel loads, and increase structural diversity of both managed and natural stands in the Cow Creek drainage.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=27253
Location: UNIT - Tiller Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas, Jackson. LEGAL - Portions of T31S, R2W; T31S, R3W; T32S, R1W; T32S, R2W; T32S, R3W; T33S, R3W, Willamette Meridian, Oregon. Cow Creek and Elk Creek Drainages in the Tiller Ranger District.
Tiller Aquatic Restoration
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/20/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
09/2011 Calib Baldwin
541-825-3133
ctbaldwin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restore salmon and steelhead habitat by placing wood and large rocks in streams.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31250
Location: UNIT - Tiller Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - T28S, 29S, 30S, 31S, R1W, R1E, 2E, 3E, W.M. District wide.
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This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.