Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2012 to 12/31/2012
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 09/2012 
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.
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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:10/2012
 
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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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 09/21/2012
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 10/2012 
Expected:02/2014
 
03/2015 Wes Yamamoto
541-825-3100
wyamamoto@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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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
Forest Plan Amendment for Unique and Mosaic Habitats
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Land management planning  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:12/2012  12/2012 Donni Vogel
541-957-3466
dvogel@fs.fed.us 
Description: This amendment proposes to address the need to update a portion of the 1990 Umpqua National Forest's Land and Resource Management Plan in order to maintain and restore these natural open areas that benefit biodiversity by providing important habitat.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39842
Location: UNIT - Umpqua National Forest All Units. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas, Jackson, Lane. Umpqua National Forest.
Umpqua National Forest Travel Management Plan
EA
- Road management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/15/2010 
Expected:09/2013
 
01/2014 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  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/17/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
11/2012 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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
Parker Wyatt Timber Sale
EA
- Forest products  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/08/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2013 
Expected:02/2013
 
09/2013 Patrick Williams
(541) 767-5000
pswilliams@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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37626
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 10/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
Lonely Oak
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/15/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
06/2013 Jeff Bohler
541-498-2531
jbohler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Wildlife habitat improvement project to restore shrublands, dry forests, and wetland habitats.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39514
Location: UNIT - Diamond Lake Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas. South slopes of Pig Iron Mountain.
Wetland Planning FY12
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:12/2012  06/2013 Jeff Bohler
541-498-2531
jbohler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Creation of several small wetlands
Location: UNIT - Diamond Lake Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas. Diamond Lake Ranger District - multiple locations.
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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 09/2013 
Expected:12/2013  01/2014 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.
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 10/2012 
Expected:05/2013  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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37713
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.
Panther Creek Trail Bridge Replacement Project
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 03/08/2012  06/2013 Miguel Amat y Leon
541-498-2531 x384
mamatyleon@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace trail bridge damaged from a high water event. Repairs will include the removal of the old bridge and replacement with a cambered 90 foot metal bridge. New design addresses potential future flooding events.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/projects/umpqua/landmanagement/projects
Location: UNIT - North Umpqua 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. It is located approximately 500 feet to the southeast of Road 4714 in T.26S.,.
Steamboat Creek Fish Ladder CE
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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.
Location: UNIT - North Umpqua Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - T25S, R01E, Sec. 25. Steamboat Creek, RM 5.5.
Willow Sump Invasive Plant Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:03/2013  09/2013 Bryan Benz
541-496-3532 ext. 267
bbenz@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of this project is to eradicate an invasive species (yellow floating heart) from the Willow Sump aquatic habitat and to prevent the spread of this weed into other aquatic habitats.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40194
Location: UNIT - North Umpqua Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - The planning area is situated within T27S, R1W, Section 2 and 3, Willamette Meridian, Douglas County, Oregon. The 2-acre Willow Sump project area is located on the North Umpqua Ranger District of the Umpqua National Forest (UNF), approximately 24 road miles southeast of Glide, Oregon.
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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
Johnnie Forest Management Project
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/17/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
08/2013 David Baker
541-825-3149
dcbaker@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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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 10/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
04/2013 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
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This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.