Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2014 to 06/30/2014
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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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)

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 09/21/2012
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 06/2014 
Expected:12/2014
 
10/2015 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://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
Forest Plan Amendment for Unique and Mosaic Habitats
CE
- Land management planning  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 06/14/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 05/2014 
Expected:07/2014
 
08/2014 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39842
Location: UNIT - Umpqua National Forest All Units. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas, Jackson, Lane. Umpqua National Forest.
Renewal of Existing Telephone Line special use permit.
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2014 
Expected:04/2014  04/2014 Robin Duarte
541-957-3295
rduarte@fs.fed.us 
Description: The telephone line permit is issued to Citizen Telecom, AT&T, United Telephone Company of the Northwest, and are located on Cottage Grove, Diamond Lake, North Umpqua and Tiller. The permit is about to expire, and needs to be renewed for 10 years.
Location: UNIT - Umpqua National Forest All Units. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas, Lane. LEGAL - NE1/4,NW1/4,T.27S.,R5W.,Sec.20,T.27S.,R2E.,Sec.20, T.27S.,R2E.,Sec.26, T.21S., R1W.,Sec.35, T.21S., R.1W.,Sec.36, T.21,R.1E,Sec.31. Located on all four Umpqua National Forest districts.
Umpqua National Forest Travel Management Plan
EA
- Road management  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 03/15/2010
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 04/2014 
Expected:07/2014
 
08/2014 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/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=25671
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:
Scoping Start 01/02/2012 
Expected:04/2014
 
04/2014 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
Quartz Integrated Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 11/18/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 06/2014 
Expected:11/2014
 
01/2015 Leslie Elliott
541-367-3961
ljelliott@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project is designed to improve stand health and diversity, improve fire resiliency, provide forest products, and maintain/restore meadow and aquatic habitats.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43155
Location: UNIT - Cottage Grove Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas, Lane. LEGAL - T22S, R1E, Sec. 19, 30, 31, 32; T23S, R1E Sec. 5, 6, 7, 8,18, 19, 20, 29, 30, 31; T23s, R1W, Sec. 1, 12, 13, 23, 24, 25, 26, 35; T24s, R1E, sect 6; and T24s, R1W, Sec. 1. Sharps Creek Watershed. Planning area is within the upper portion of the Sharps Creek Watershed.
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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
Lemolo Falls Bridge Replacement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/10/2014 
Expected:04/2014
 
06/2014 Jennifer Taylor
541-498-2531
jenniferltaylor@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Umpqua National Forest is proposing to replace the Lemolo Falls Trail Bridge with a weathering steel truss bridge. The existing bridge has sustained major damage and will have to be closed for safety reasons if not replaced in the near future.
Location: UNIT - Diamond Lake Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - T.25S., R.5E., SW 1/4 of S. 33 W.M. The Lemolo Falls Trail Bridge is located on the Dread and Terror segment of the North Umpqua Trail #1414. The bridge is approximately 2.5 miles from the Lemolo Falls Trailhead.
Lonely Oak
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 09/15/2010
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 04/2014 
Expected:08/2014
 
10/2014 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39514
Location: UNIT - Diamond Lake Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - Not Applicable. South slopes of Pig Iron Mountain.
Renewal of Existing Diamond Lake RV Park Resort Term Special Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2014 
Expected:04/2014  04/2014 Robin Duarte
541-957-3295
rduarte@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Diamond Lake RV Park is located on the Diamond Lake RD. The total authorized acres of the resort/rv park is 23 acres.The existing resort term special use permit expires, and needs to be renewed for another 20 years. No new ground disturbance.
Location: UNIT - Diamond Lake Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - T. 28S., R. 6E., sec 16, NW1/4. Located approximately 80 miles east of Roseburg on Hwy 138.
Renewal of Existing Toketee Airstrip special use permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2014 
Expected:04/2014  04/2014 Robin Duarte
541-957-3295
rduarte@fs.fed.us 
Description: The toketee Airstrip is located on the Diamond Lake RD.The total authorized acres consist of an existing native surface runway and a parking and picnic area for a total of 75 acres.The special use permit expires, and needs to be renewed for 10 years.
Location: UNIT - Diamond Lake Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - T. 27 S., R. 3 E., Sec. 11. Located approximately 65 miles east of Roseburg on road 3701 off of hwy 138.
Wetland Planning FY12
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2014 
Expected:10/2014  07/2015 Jeff Bohler
541-498-2531
jbohler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Creation of several small wetlands
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39585
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  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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.
Hemlock Lake Chalcedony Site Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/28/2013 
Expected:08/2014
 
09/2014 Aili Gusey
541-767-5011
agusey@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project proposes to establish this rock hounding site as a community site under 36 CFR 228.64, requiring mineral permits to be able to collect at the site, restricting the site to non-mechanized equipment, and installing a bulletin board.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41103
Location: UNIT - North Umpqua Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - T27S, R1E section 29. Located off of Forest Sevice road 2759-680.
Lemon Butte Environmental Assessment
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 01/21/2014
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 02/2015 
Expected:06/2015
 
10/2015 Edward Huffman
541-496-3532
elhuffman@fs.fed.us 
Description: A combination of commercial thinning and fuels reduction projects, approximately 700 acres and 3,000 acres respectively, to promote late seral habitat and increase landscape resiliency to large-scale disturbances.
Location: UNIT - North Umpqua Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas, Lane. LEGAL - T23S, 24S, 25S, R01E and R02E. Lemon Butte, west of Steamboat Creek and noth of the North Umpqua River.
Lower Steamboat Environmental Assessment
EA
- Forest products  In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 02/12/2014 
Expected:04/2014
 
06/2014 Stephen Burns
541-957-3351
sburns@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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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.
Renewal of Existing electrical substation special use permit to Pacific Power & Light Co.
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2014 
Expected:04/2014  04/2014 Robin Duarte
541-957-3295
rduarte@fs.fed.us 
Description: The electrical substation is located on the North Umpqua Ranger District. The total authorized area is 1 acre. The existing special use permit expires, and needs to be renewed for another 10 years. No new ground disturbance.
Location: UNIT - North Umpqua Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - Various locations on all four districts of the forest. Located approximately 50 miles east of Roseburg on Hwy 138.
Renewal of Existing water transmission line special use permit.
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/02/2013 
Expected:04/2014
 
04/2014 Robin Duarte
541-957-3295
rduarte@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Umpqua's Last Resort is located on the North Umpqua Ranger District.The total authorized acres of the buried water transmission line is 0.40 acres.
Location: UNIT - North Umpqua Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - T. 26 S., R. 2 E., Se 1/4 Ne 1/4. Located approximately 40 miles east of Roseburg on Hwy 138.
Willow Sump Invasive Plant Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 10/15/2012
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 09/2014 
Expected:01/2015
 
07/2015 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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
Tiller Whiskey Complex Fire Salvage Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 01/16/2014
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 03/2014 
Expected:08/2014
 
09/2014 Calib Baldwin
541-825-3133
ctbaldwin@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Tiller Ranger District on the Umpqua National Forest is proposing activities to address road hazards, public and forest worker safety, fire fighter access, and recovery of economic value of trees killed as a result of the Whiskey Complex Fire.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43558
Location: UNIT - Tiller Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - Whiskey Fire T 30S R 01W Sec. 22-28, 34-36 T 30S R 01E Sec. 16-21, 28-33 T 31S R 01E Sec. 4-9 R 01W Sec. 1,2,11-13 Buckeye Fire T 29S R 01E Sec. 9-11, 17, 19, 20, 29, & 30. Tiller Ranger District.
Whiskey Fire Reforestation Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/10/2014 
Expected:03/2014
 
04/2014 Calib Baldwin
541-825-3133
ctbaldwin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Planting up to 2,300 acres of moderately and severely burned lands and 500 acres of riparian reserves within the Whiskey Fire over the next five years.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43914
Location: UNIT - Tiller Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - T 29S R01E Sections 9-11, 19, 20, 29, 30; T 30S R 01W Sections 22-28 & 34-36; T 30S R01E Sections 16-21 & 28-33; T 31S R01W Sections 1, 2, 11-13; T 31S R01E Sections 4-9, Willamette Meridian. Beaver Creek and lower Jackson Creek watersheds approximately 8 air miles east of Tiller, Oregon.
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