Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2011 to 09/30/2011
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,  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
Gypsy Moth Management in the United States: A Cooperative Approach
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/19/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 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  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/25/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
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
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/27/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/2011 
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
Cougar Bluffs Land Exchange
EA
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 01/28/2011 
Expected:03/2012
 
12/2012 Scott Elefritz
541-957-3437
selefritz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Exchange of 280 privately owned acres within the Cougar Bluffs Inventoried Roadless Area for an equal value of land within a 598 acre area administered by the U.S. Forest Service
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34644
Location: UNIT - Tiller Ranger District, North Umpqua Ranger District, Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - Land to be aquired T26S, R1W, Sec. 11, 12; Land to be exchanged: T27S, R1W, Sec. 20; T27S, R2W, Sec. 10, 12, 22; T32S, R2W, Sec. 12; T20S, R3E, Sec. 35; Willamette Meridian. Cougar Bluffs Inventoried Roadless Area.
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 08/2011 
Expected:08/2012
 
08/2012 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
Umpqua National Forest Travel Management Plan
EA
- Road management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/15/2010 
Expected:09/2011
 
10/2011 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,   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 2011
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/17/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
08/2011 Patrick Williams
(541) 767-5010
pswilliams@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project proposes to close 18 abandoned mining adits with bat friendly gates.
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, Sections 25 and 36: T23S, R1E, Sections3, 9, 10, 12, 13, 16, 20-22. Mine adits are within the Sharps Creek and Brice Creek drainages in the Bohemia Mining District on the Cottage Grove Ranger District.
Layng Creek Drainage Vault Toilet Installation
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/15/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
10/2011 Patrick Williams
(541) 767-5010
mbswain@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install a vault toilet and parking area at the FS Road 17 and 1790 junction to service Pinard, Moon and Spirit Falls recreation visitors.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35361
Location: UNIT - Cottage Grove Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T21S, R1E, Section 24. Junction of roads 17 and 1790 on the Cottage Grove Ranger District.
Rail 2 Timber Sale and Prather Creek Bridge Replacement
EA
- Forest products  Completed  Actual: 04/20/2011  09/2011 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.
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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 
Completed  Actual: 04/22/2011  05/2011 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.
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 08/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
10/2011 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.
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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
- Forest products  Completed  Actual: 04/07/2011
04/07/2011 
09/2011 Stephen Burns
541-957-3351
sburns@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercial thinning activities occuring in densely-stocked second growth stands on approximately 1,600 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:08/2011
 
08/2011 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.
Re-Route of Distribution (Power) Lines Located on Jack Creek Road
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Facility management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/04/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 Robin Duarte
541-957-3295
rduarte@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project is designed to relocate power lines that are currently attached to four trees that are at risk of falling onto Highway 138. Six new poles will be installed to replace the four trees and will allow the lines to be re-routed.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36581
Location: UNIT - North Umpqua Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - Willamette Meridian: T27S-R3E, Section 10. North Umpqua Ranger District of the Umpqua National Forest; FS road 471300 (Jack Creek Road).
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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
Banfield #9
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/15/2010 
Expected:06/2011
 
06/2011 Wes Yamamoto
541-825-3150
wyamamoto@fs.fed.us 
Description: Excavating and removing of 150 tons of test material
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34785
Location: UNIT - Tiller Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - T32S R2W S3, S4 W.M. Tiller Ranger District, Drew Creek.
Beaver Timber Sale Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2011 
Expected:04/2012  09/2012 Donni Vogel
541-957-3466
dvogel@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of the project is to reduce tree densities in densely-stocked second growth stands and fire-regenerated natural stands less than 80 years old on approximately 2,500 acres to improve the health, and vigor of the leave trees.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36358
Location: UNIT - Tiller Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - Willamette meridian: portions of T30S-R1W; T30S-R1E; T30S-R2W; T31S-R1W; T31S-R1E; T31S-R2W. Beaver Creek Sub-Watershed of the Jackson Creek (HUC 5) Watershed.
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.
Johnnie Forest Management Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:01/2012  06/2012 Pat Murphy
541-825-3140
patmurphy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improve the fire resiliency of the forest and decrease the threat of wildfire to life and property near the community of Tiller, Oregon by thinning out and removing some of the existing dense vegetation that serves as fuel during a wildfire event.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36362
Location: UNIT - Tiller Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - Willamette Meridian: T29S, R1W, Sec. 7, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, and 33; T30S, R1W, Sec. 5, 6, 7, and 8; T30S, R2W, Sec. 12. Tiller Wildland-Urban Interface Area; Tiller Ranger District of the Umpqua National Forest, within the Middle South Umpqua Watershed.
Loafer Timber Sale Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:10/2012  04/2013 Stephen Burns
541-957-3351
sburns@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project is designed to restore pine species and promote large-diameter trees by commercially thinning approximately 2,850 acres in forested areas of various ages while improving wildlife habitat and providing economic benefits to communities.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36365
Location: UNIT - Tiller Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - Willamette Meridian portions of: T25S-R5E; T26S-R4E; T26S-R5E. Upper North Umpqua (HUC 5) watershed; subwatersheds: Loafer Creek , Potter Creek, Deer Creek.
Tiller Aquatic Restoration
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/15/2010 
Expected:09/2011
 
07/2012 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.
Tiller Bridge Relocation and Replacement Project
CE
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:09/2011  09/2012 Calib Baldwin
541-825-3133
ctbaldwin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace and relocate an aging wooden bridge on FS Road 2823 (Emerson Bridge), crossing the South Umpqua, to address fisheries concern; and replace a failing bridge on FS Road 2900 at Deep Cut Creek.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35282
Location: UNIT - Tiller Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - T28 S, R2 E, Sec 31 and 32 (Emerson Bridge); T30 S R1 E Sec 17 (Deep Cut Creek Bridge). Emerson Bridge on FS Road 2823 and Deep Cut Creek Bridge on FS Road 2900.
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