Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2012 to 06/30/2012
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
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 12/2011 
Expected:03/2012
 
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  12/2011 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.
Nationwide Aerial Application of Fire Retardant on National Forest System Lands.
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  Completed  Actual: 12/13/2011  01/2012 Glen Stein
801-200-2703
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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/20/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
06/2013 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/nepa_project_exp.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 05/2012 
Expected:04/2013
 
09/2013 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/nepa_project_exp.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:
Scoping Start 04/10/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
12/2012 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
Renewal of Special Use Permits for utility lines
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2012 
Expected:05/2012  06/2012 Robin Duarte
541-957-3295
rduarte@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of six powerline permits and three telephone line permits for the maximum 20 year terms.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37859
Location: UNIT - Tiller Ranger District, North Umpqua Ranger District, Diamond Lake Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas. Multiple distribution lines Forest-wide; Diamond Lake, Tiller, and North Umpqua 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
Layng Creek Drainage Vault Toilet Installation
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 02/15/2012  06/2012 Melissa Swain
541-767-5015
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.
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.
Lead Crystal Special Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/14/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
05/2012 Melissa Swain
541-767-5015
mbswain@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special use permit for use of Road 2473-618 across NFS land and entry gates.
Location: UNIT - Cottage Grove Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T23S, R01E, Sec 12 &11. Road 2473-618.
Parker Wyatt Timber Sale
EA
- Forest products  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:01/2013  08/2013 Lisa Winn
541-767-5040
lwinn@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project is designed to improve species and structural diversity, fire resiliency, and improve conditions for five-needle pine health while providing wood products to the local community.
Location: UNIT - Cottage Grove Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T22S R1E Sections 5-8, 13, 14, 23 and R2E Sections 16, 17, 20, 21, 27, and 28. Stands are located throughout the north end of the Brice Creek subwatershed.
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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
Loafer Timber Sale Project
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/02/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
09/2013 Stephen Burns
541-957-3351
sburns@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project proposes commercial thinning in over-stocked stands and pine-dominated stands, and prescribed fire to promote shrubland wildlife habitat on approximately 1,450 acres.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36365
Location: UNIT - Diamond Lake Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - Willamette Meridian portions of: T25S-R5E; T26S-R4E; T26S-R5E. Upper North Umpqua (HUC 5) watershed.
Oak Flats Restoration Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/10/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
09/2012 Jeff Bohler
541-498-2531
jbohler@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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Panther Creek Trail Bridge Replacement Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Facility management  Completed  Actual: 03/08/2012  07/2013 Miguel Amat y Leon
541-498-2531 x384
mamatyleon@fs.fed.us 
Description: Bridge replacement to repair damage following a 25 year flooding event
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38897
Location: UNIT - Diamond Lake Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - T.26S., R.1E., SW of S14, W.M. The Panther Creek Trail Bridge is located near the western terminus of the Calf Segment of the North Umpqua Trail #1414.
Renewal of Recreation Resort Special Use Permits.
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 03/09/2012  03/2012 Donni Vogel
541-957-3466
dvogel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of two resort Special Use Permits: Diamond Lake RV Park and Diamond Lake Resort.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37862
Location: UNIT - Diamond Lake Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas. 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
Calf Creek Instream Restoration
EA
- Watershed management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2012 
Expected:09/2012  07/2013 Ron McMullin
541-496-3532
rgmcmullin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restore aquatic habitat in Calf Creek using techniques ranging from helicopter log placement, tree lining, and boulder placement.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37717
Location: UNIT - North Umpqua Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - T26S, R02E, Sec. 19. Calf Creek, tributary to the North Umpqua River near RM 61.
Lower Steamboat Environmental Assessment
EA
- Forest products  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:04/2013  09/2013 Michael Brown
541-496-3532
michaelebrown@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercial thinning approximately 20.8 mbf across 1,840 acres in the Ragged Ridge area adjacent to Lower Steamboat Creek.
Location: UNIT - North Umpqua Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - T26S , R01E and R02E. Ragged Ridge, east of the North Umpqua River / Steamboat Creek confluence and north of the North Umpqua River.
ODOT GPS Special Use Permit CE
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:08/2012  09/2012 Robin Duarte
541-957-3295
rduarte@fs.fed.us 
Description: Place ODOT GPS station on USFS lands under a special use permit.
Location: UNIT - North Umpqua Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - T26S, R01E, Sec.22. End of Forest Road 4720-005-025.
Steamboat Creek Fish Ladder CE
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:05/2012  07/2012 Ron McMullin
541-496-3532
rgmcmullin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Make repairs to the Steamboat Creek fish ladder to improve fish passage and reduce ladder plugging potential.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37718
Location: UNIT - North Umpqua Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - T25S, R01E, Sec. 25. Steamboat Creek, RM 5.5.
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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
Beaver Timber Sale Project
EA
- Forest products  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/07/2012 
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 managed stands less than 80 years old on approximately 1,875 acres to improve the health, and vigor of the leave trees.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.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 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Joshua Chapman
541-957-3260
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.
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.
Donegan Prairie Restoration Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special area management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:06/2012  07/2012 David Baker
541-825-3149
dcbaker@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restore meadows by removing encroaching conifers and treat fuels in meadows and adjacent forests.
Location: UNIT - Tiller Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - T30S R2E Secs 31 and 32. Donegan Prairie, Squaw Creek 6th Field, Jackson Creek 5th Field Watersheds.
Johnnie Forest Management Project
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/17/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
12/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Tiller Aquatic Restoration
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/20/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
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/nepa_project_exp.php?project=31250
Location: UNIT - Tiller Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - T28S, 29S, 30S, 31S, R1W, R1E, 2E, 3E, W.M. Tiller District wide.
Tiller Bridge Relocation and Replacement Project
CE
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/27/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
07/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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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