Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2010 to 12/31/2010
Wallowa-Whitman 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, Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Wallowa-Whitman National Forest,  La Grande Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Wallowa-Whitman National Forest,  Wallowa Mountains Office (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Wallowa-Whitman National Forest,  Whitman 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
Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision
EIS
- Land management planning  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 03/29/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 04/2011 
Expected:03/2012
 
04/2012 Kathleen Countryman
541-523-1264
kcountryman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Revision of Land Management Plans (Forest Plans) for the Malheur, Umatilla, & Wallowa-Whitman Forests. Forest Plans provide stategic, program-level guidance for future management of forests and their natural resources for the next 10-15 years.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/uma/blue_mtn_planrevision/
Location: UNIT - Malheur National Forest All Units, Wallowa Valley Ranger District, Eagle Cap Ranger District, La Grande Ranger District, Umatilla National Forest All Units, Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon, Washington. COUNTY - Asotin, Columbia, Garfield, Walla Walla, Baker, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wheeler. Forest-wide for Malheur, Umatilla, & Wallowa-Whitman (except for the HCNRA).
Granite Creek Watershed Mining Plans
EIS
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 11/2010 
Expected:04/2012  07/2012 Sophia Millar
541-426-5540
smillar@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analyze proposed mining plans of operations within the Granite Creek Watershed on the Umatilla and Wallow-Whitman NFs.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/w-w/projects/nepa_project.shtml?project=2209
Location: UNIT - North Fork John Day Ranger District, Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker, Grant. LEGAL - T8-10S R34-36 E WM. Granite Creek Watershed.
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Wallowa-Whitman 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
W-W National Forest Travel Management Plan
EIS
- Recreation management  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 06/19/2009
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 03/2011 
Expected:03/2011
 
01/2012 Cindy Christensen
541-962-8501
cjchristensen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Comprehensive plan for motorized recreation on the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest (except for HCNRA). Will include designated routes for all motorized vehicles except snowmobiles.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/w-w/projects/travel-management-plan/index.shtml
Location: UNIT - Wallowa Valley Ranger District, La Grande Ranger District, Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker, Grant, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa. Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.
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Wallowa-Whitman National Forest,   La Grande 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
NF Catherine Creek Ford
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2011 
Expected:04/2012  06/2012 Alicia Underhill
541-962-8572
aunderhill@fs.fed.us 
Description: Design and replacement of the ford across NF Catherine Creek.
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - NF Catherine Creek Subwatersheds 170601040501 & 170601040108. NF Catherine Creek.
2010 Range Improvements
CE
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/31/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
11/2010 Alicia Underhill
541-962-8572
aunderhill@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project is located at various allotments. Improvements such as stock pond construction, spring development, cattleguards, and riparian exclosure fences to project riparian areas and keep livestock inside allotments.
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T2S,R36E sec 33; T5S, R34E, sec 21 & 35; T2S, R36E, sec 15. Located on the Spring Creek, Big Creek, Pole Creek, and Five Point Allotments.
Belsma Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/07/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
10/2010 Mike Hall
541-523-1294
mhall02@fs.fed.us 
Description: This would re-issue and existing special use permit.
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T. 4S., R. 37E., sec 12 SW1/4 NE1/4/. The special use permit is connected with the Elk Mountain Ranch.
Blue Fly Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 09/18/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
11/2010 Cindy Christensen
541-962-8501
cjchristensen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reduce suface and ladder fuels through mechanical thinning (chainsaws) and precribed burning within the Blue Fly WUI.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=27128
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T5S, R35E, sec 15-17, 20-23, and 26-30. Sheep Creek and Lower Fly Creek subwatersheds.
Boardman-Hemingway Transmission Line Project
EIS
- Special use management  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 07/27/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/2011 
Expected:08/2012
 
11/2012 Arlene Blumton
541-962-8522
ablumton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Idaho Power is proposing to construct and operate a 500 kV transmission line between Boardman, Or and Murphy, Id. BLM is the lead agency.
Web Link:  http://www.boardmantohemingway.com
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T2S R36E. Union County, Oregon, along Interstate 84.
Bonneville Power Administration Special Use
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Mike Hall
541-523-1294
mhall02@fs.fed.us 
Description: This would re-issue a special use permit
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T. 1S., R. 38E., sec 32 NW 1/4. This special use is located in the Mt. Emily area.
City of Union Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Mike Hall
541-523-1294
mhall02@fs.fed.us 
Description: This would re-issue an existing special use permit to the City of Union, Oregon
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T. 4S., R. 40E., section 18 SW 1/4 NW 1/4. The City of Union is located about 11 miles SE of La Grande Oregon.
Cove II WUI
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/28/2010
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 10/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
03/2011 Alicia Underhill
541-962-8572
aunderhill@fs.fed.us 
Description: Respond to fire risk by modifying fire potential on public lands and respond to ecological risk with active management to restore fire-adapted ecosystems. Protect adjacent urban development, reduce hazardous fuels and restore fire-adapted systems.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29977
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker, Union. LEGAL - T2S, 40/41E and T3S 40/41E. Cove WUI, Moss Springs, Mt Fanny, Camp Creek.
Dark Canyon Rec Improvements
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/30/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
05/2011 Alicia Underhill
541-962-8572
aunderhill@fs.fed.us 
Description: The dispersed campground near Dark Canyon culvert will have 20 boulders strategically placed to prevent motorized access to Dark Canyon Creek. The culvert has been analyzed under another NEPA decision and will be replaced under that decision.
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T2S, R35E, sec 26. Dark Canyon culvert and rec site is located along Forest Service road 2100 within the Grande Ronde River drainage.
Eastside Allotment Management Planning Area
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/13/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
12/2010 Aric Johnson
541-962-8517
ajjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Anallyze the existing management of the West Minam, Indian Creek, Mill Creek, Pole Creek, Big Creek and Frazier Mountain C&H allotments.
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker, Union. LEGAL - T1S., R41E; T2S., R40E & R41E, T5S., R41E & R42E; T6S., R41S, 42S, 43S; T7S., R42E & 43E. East portion of the La Grande Ranger District from Mount Moriah south to Langrell Gulch and Mill Creek area.
Jordan Creek Culvert
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/30/2010 
Expected:02/2011
 
05/2011 Alicia Underhill
541-962-8572
aunderhill@fs.fed.us 
Description: Jordan Creek culvert is undersized and preventing passage for juvenile summer steelhead to reach spawning and rearing habitat above the culvert. Construct a new multi-plate bottomless arch culvert.
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T4S, R37E, sec 32 Willamette Meridian. Located along Forest Service road 4305 where Jordan Creek crosses under the road.
La Grande Rifle and Pistol Club Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 08/23/2010  08/2010 Mary Bresee
541-523-1311
mbresee@fs.fed.us 
Description: Land will be used for a trail type target range. Approximately 4.8 acres used annually, while 95 acres used 5 days per year.
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T. 3 S, R. 36 E, sections 11 and 14. Located within the Grand Ronde River Subwatershed near Hilgard/Jordan Creek.
Meadow & Indian Cr. Riparian Maintenance TSI
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/29/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
03/2011 Alicia Underhill
541-962-8572
aunderhill@fs.fed.us 
Description: Pre-commercially thin (chainsaws) small diameter trees in previously harvested areas. These units are located within 500 ft of Class I through Class IV streams.
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. Meadow Cr. and Indian Cr. Watersheds.
Meadow Creek Wood Additions
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:03/2012  06/2012 Alicia Underhill
541-962-8572
aunderhill@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project will add large wood to 2 mi of Meadow Creek at selected sites. Large wood will be added using helicopter and trackhoe.
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T3S - R34E, sections 33, 34, & 27. Milld Meadow Creek subwatershed 170601040202. Where 2120 road leaves Meadow Creek, upstream to Ray Creek.
Pondosa Water Company Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/07/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
01/2011 Mike Hall
541-523-1294
mhall02@fs.fed.us 
Description: This would re-issue an existing special use permit.
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T.5S., R.42E., SE1/4/ of section 25, E 1/2 E 1/2/ of section 36; T. 6S., R.42E., NE 1/4 of section 1. Trout Creek Ditch.
Rooster Vegetation Management
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 08/11/2010
08/11/2010 
09/2010 Cindy Christensen
541-962-8501
cjchristensen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercial thinning, non-commercial thinning, prescribed burning.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=24162
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T6S R35 & 36E. South of Vey Meadow, Chicken Hill Area.
SF Catherine Creek Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/30/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
05/2011 Alicia Underhill
541-962-8572
aunderhill@fs.fed.us 
Description: Add large wood to SF Catherine Creek and remove the stream bottom road to allow the floodplain to be accessed. A livestock trail would be created and one livestock pond built. Approximately 5,000 conifers and 1,500 cottonwoods would be planted
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - This project is located along 4.3 miles of South Fork Catherine Creek, a tributary to the Grande Ronde River. T5S, R41E, sec 24 and T5S, R42E, sec 28, 29 & 30.
Sandbox Vegetation Management
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:04/2011  05/2011 Cindy Christensen
541-962-8501
cjchristensen@fs.fed.us 
Description: A combination of mechanical thinning, slash busting, hand piling/burning, and prescribed burning would be used to mange vegetation and fuels within the area. Benefits include healthier stands, reduced fire behavior potential and enhance public uses.
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T5S, R42E. Upper Catherine Creek Watershed, southeast of Union, Oregon.
Sheep Creek Enhancement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/30/2010 
Expected:11/2013
 
06/2014 Alicia Underhill
541-962-8572
aunderhill@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would place wood structures along Upper Grande Ronde River and Sheep Creek and plant deciduous seedlings cuttings. This project would improve habitat for spring Chinook salmon, summer steelhead, and bull trout.
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - The project is located along Upper Grande Ronde River and Sheep Creek which is a tributary to the Upper Grande Ronde. T6S, R35E, sec 1 & 12 and T4S, R35E, sec14.
Starkey Allomtment Management
EA
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:10/2011  12/2011 Alicia Underhill
541-962-8572
aunderhill@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct boundary fence on new location and change kind and class of livestock grazed at Red Fir Spring. Construct boundary fence on new location at Briggs pasture, area currently not grazed, permittee use pasture as private land parcel.
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T4S, R34E, sec 29 & 32; T4S, R35E, sec 7 & 8. Located in Starkey Experimental Forest at Red Fir Spring and Briggs pasture.
Upper Grande Ronde River Enhancement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
06/2011 Alicia Underhill
541-962-8572
aunderhill@fs.fed.us 
Description: Treating the Grande Ronde River with large wood additions to be flown in by helicopter.
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T4S, R35E, sec 14. Located at the confluence of Fly Creek and proceeds downstream along the Grand Ronde River.
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Wallowa-Whitman National Forest,   Wallowa Mountains Office (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R6 - Pacific Northwest Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Big Sheep Ridge Salvage
CE
- Forest products  Completed  Actual: 08/16/2010  08/2010 Alicia Glassford
541-426-5689
aglassford@fs.fed.us 
Description: Salvage fire-killed trees from approximately 150 acres of the Big Sheep Ridge Fire.
Location: UNIT - Eagle Cap Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wallowa. LEGAL - T 1S R 42E, Sections 16, 20, 21, 28, and 29, WM. Big Sheep Ridge between Bear Creek and Sage Creek.
Cache Creek Septic Repair
CE
- Facility management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Anthony King
541-426-5532
anthonyking@fs.fed.us 
Description: Repair the existing septic system at Cache Creek Administrative Site
Location: UNIT - Hells Canyon NRA. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wallowa. LEGAL - T6N, R47E, Section 23, WM. Cache Creek Administrative Site.
Cold Canal Fuels Reduction
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/15/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
09/2011 Adriene Holcomb
541-426-5681
aholcomb@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reduce fuel loading and recover biomass for local industry in the vicinity of the Canal Fire and Cold Springs.
Location: UNIT - Wallowa Valley Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wallowa. LEGAL - T3S R46E and T4S R46E, WM. 1989 Canal Fire Area and adjoining unburned area near Cold Springs.
Devils Run Water Gap Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/11/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
06/2011 Dana Nave
541-426-5690
dmnave@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improve stream conditions on Devils Run Creek between fenced sections by narrowing the gaps or hardening streambanks.
Location: UNIT - Wallowa Valley Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wallowa. LEGAL - T4N R47E Section 31 to T3N R47E Section 3, WM. Segments of Devils Run Creek.
Hells Canyon NRA Private Land Use Regulations
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  On Hold  N/A  N/A Dea Nelson
541-523-1316
dnelson09@fs.fed.us 
Description: Conduct a NEPA analysis on the Private Land Use Regulations (36 CFR 292.20-25) for the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. On hold pending further direction.
Location: UNIT - Hells Canyon NRA. STATE - Idaho, Oregon. COUNTY - Adams, Idaho, Nez Perce, Baker, Wallowa. LEGAL - Portions of T5N-7S, R46E-51E WM; T27N-22N, R1W-3W and 1E BM. Hells Canyon National Recreation Area in Baker and Wallowa Counties in Oregon and Adams, Idaho and Nez Perce Counties in Idaho.
Imnaha Recreation Sites Restoration
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:03/2011  07/2011 Alan Miller
541-426-5682
amiller@fs.fed.us 
Description: Define areas available for dispersed recreation use along the Imnaha River and restore sites conflicting with fisheries values.
Location: UNIT - Hells Canyon NRA. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wallowa. LEGAL - T5S, R46E and T5S, R47E, WM. Imnaha River Corridor from Ollokot Campground to Indian Crossing.
Lick Creek Culvert Replacement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:05/2011  09/2012 Alan Miller
541-820-3860
amiller@fs.fed.us 
Description: This culvert is currently impeding upstream fish passage. Replacement of the culvert will allow for fish passage and improve stream characteristics.
Location: UNIT - Hells Canyon NRA. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union, Wallowa. LEGAL - T5S, R46E, Section 14. Lick Creek.
Lower Imnaha Allotments Rangeland Analysis
EIS
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 04/2011 
Expected:09/2012  02/2013 Kelly Birkmaier
541-426-5665
kbirkmaier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize commercial livestock grazing on four allotments (Lone Pine, Cow Creek, Rhodes Creek, and Toomey Allotments) located in the lower portion of the Imnaha River.
Location: UNIT - Hells Canyon NRA. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wallowa. LEGAL - T4N R48E, T4N R49E, T3N R48E, T3N R49E, T2N R49E, T2N R50E, WM. Four existing grazing allotments in the Lower Imnaha (Lone Pine, Cow Creek, Rhodes Creek, and Toomey).
Mink and Schleur Rangeland Analyses
EA
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 09/14/2010  12/2010 Kelly Birkmaier
541-426-5665
kbirkmaier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize commercial livestock grazing on the Mink Allotment and the Schleur Allotment.
Location: UNIT - Wallowa Valley Ranger District, Hells Canyon NRA. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wallowa. LEGAL - Mink - T3S, R47E; Schleur - T1N, R48E and T1S, R48E; WM. Mink Allotment is near Marr Flat and Schleur Allotment is along the Imnaha River near College Creek and on Middle Point Divide.
Mt Howard L Fuels Reduction
CE
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/15/2010 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 Geneva Reinheardt
(541) 426-5513
greinheardt@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reduce fuel loading in a 200-acre area in a Wildland Urban Interface north of Mt Howard.
Location: UNIT - Eagle Cap Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wallowa. LEGAL - T3S R45E Sections 22 and 23, WM. 200 acres located north of Mt Howard.
Mt Howard Paraglide Proposal
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Mary Emerick
541-426-5536
memerick@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize use of tandem paraglides by an operator launching from Mt. Howard.
Location: UNIT - Eagle Cap Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wallowa. LEGAL - T3S, R45E, Section 34, WM. Mt Howard.
Muddy Sled Fuels Reduction
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/18/2009 
Expected:10/2010
 
12/2010 William Diskin
(541) 426-5674
wdiskin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reduce fuel loading through mechanical treatments and prescribed fire.
Location: UNIT - Wallowa Valley Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wallowa. LEGAL - T3N R44E, W.M. West of Highway 3 in the Sled Springs Vicinity.
Pallette Ranch Land Exchange
CE
- Land acquisition  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/11/2008 
Expected:12/2010
 
06/2011 Alicia Glassford
(541) 426-5689
aglassford@fs.fed.us 
Description: Exchange approximately 6 acres of National Forest System lands for approximately 9 acres of private lands in the vicinity of the Pallette Ranch and relocate the lower Crazyman Trailhad to a safer location.
Location: UNIT - Hells Canyon NRA. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wallowa. LEGAL - T4S R48E, Sections 4, 5, and 8, WM. Pallette Ranch on the Imnaha River.
Puderbaugh Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/21/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2010 
Expected:03/2011
 
06/2011 Geneva Reinheardt
(541) 426-5513
greinheardt@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reduce fuel loadings in the Puderbaugh Ridge vicinity and address Western Pine Beetle conditions in the upper Imnaha River Corridor.
Location: UNIT - Hells Canyon NRA. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wallowa. LEGAL - T4S R48E and T5S R48E, W.M. Puderbaugh Ridge and portions of the Imnaha River drainage.
Rock Creek Bridge Replacement
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/05/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
07/2011 Mary Emerick
541-426-5536
memerick@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace the existing trail bridge on Trail #1905 with another trail bridge using a helicopter to transport materials to the site.
Location: UNIT - Eagle Cap Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T 4S, R42E, Section 14, and T 3S, R45E, Section 29, WM. Rock Creek Trail #1905 and Chief Joseph Trail #1803.
Silver Creek and Other Ditch Easements
CE
- Land ownership management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:06/2011  11/2011 Alicia Glassford
541-426-5689
aglassford@fs.fed.us 
Description: Convert authorization for existing irrigation ditches from special-use permits to easements.
Location: UNIT - Eagle Cap Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union, Wallowa. LEGAL - T2S R44E, T4S R44E, T1S 43E, T3S R41E, WM. Silver Creek Ditch, Minam Lake Dam, Allen Canyon Ditch, Horseshoe Creek Ditch.
Sluice Creek Riparian Restoration
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Alan Miller
541-820-3860
amiller@fs.fed.us 
Description: Eradicate invasive Blackberry along Sluice Creek and restore native riparian vegetation.
Location: UNIT - Hells Canyon NRA. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union, Wallowa. LEGAL - T1S, R50E, Section 10. Sluice Creek.
Spoon Springs Restoration
CE
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/04/2008 
Expected:07/2011
 
09/2011 Kelly Birkmaier
541-426-5665
kbirkmaier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improve fencing at Spoon Springs to reduce livestock impacts to the spring source.
Location: UNIT - Wallowa Valley Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wallowa. LEGAL - T3S, R47E, Section 28, WM. Spoon Springs in the Marr Flat Allotment.
Summit Creek Irrigation Diversion Replacement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:05/2011  09/2011 Kelly Birkmaier
541-426-5665
kbirkmaier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace a fish passage barrier
Location: UNIT - Hells Canyon NRA. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T3S, R48E, Section 23. Summit Creek.
Summit Creek Irrigation Diversion Replacement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:05/2011  09/2012 Leigh Dawson
541-426-5535
lddawson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace a fish passage barrier on Summit Creek.
Location: UNIT - Hells Canyon NRA. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T3S, R48E, Section 23. Summit Creek.
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Wallowa-Whitman National Forest,   Whitman 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
AH Standard Mine
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/03/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2011 
Expected:02/2011
 
04/2011 Margaret Doolittle
541-523-1945
mdoolittle@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would provide approval for a Plan of Operations under 36 CFR 228.
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T 8S, R. 35 1/2 E., sec 11 and 12. This mine is located in the Upper North Fork John Day River watershed off of road systems 7335, 7340.
Arnold Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/07/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
11/2010 Mike Hall
541-523-1294
mhall02@fs.fed.us 
Description: This would re-issue an expisting special use permit.
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T. 10S., R.38E., sec. 28. Private land on the south side of Phillips Lake, opposite of Miller Lane Campground.
Beaver Creek Channel Sealing Restoration Project
CE
- Watershed management  Completed  Actual: 08/03/2010  09/2010 Suzanne Fouty
541-523-1944
sfouty@fs.fed.us 
Description: Work would consist of removing log weirs in Beaver Cr., excavating the channel and banks and then sealed with a layering process of dry soil, bentonite, more soil compacted on the bentonite tilled in, then soil compacted on top of the bentonite.
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T. 9S., R. 35E., sec. 13, 14, 23, 24. The propopsed project would occur at the confluence of Beaver and Clear Creeks, south of the old ghost town of Granite, Oregon.
Big Indian Placer
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/03/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2011 
Expected:02/2011
 
04/2011 Margaret Doolittle
541-523-1945
mdoolittle@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would provide approval for a Plan of Operations under 36 CFR 228.
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T. 7S., R. 36 E., sec 7. The project area is located in the Upper North Fork John Day River watershed on North Trail Creek, off of road 7325.
Boulder/Eagle Allotment Grazing Analysis
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/19/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
06/2011 Sophia Millar
541-426-5540
smillar@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analysis of ongoing range use for management of Boulder Creek and Eagle Creek grazing allotments.This project was scoped with Snake/Pine grazing; two analyses were done due to Snake/Pine's location in the Hells Canyon NRA
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T. 7S., R. 45E, T.7S., R. 45E, T. 7S, R. 44E. The grazing allotments are located north of the towns of Richland and Halfway Oregon.
Buster 1&2
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/03/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
03/2011 Margaret Doolittle
541-523-1945
mdoolittle@fs.fed.us 
Description: This is a small scale mining in accordance with 36 CFR 228
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T. 10S, R. 39E sections 7,18,17, 8. The mines are located approximately 15 miles southwest of Baker City up Auburn County Road.
California Gulch
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/03/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
03/2011 Margaret Doolittle
541-523-1945
mdoolittle@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would provide approval for a Plan of Operatons under 36 CFR 228.
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T. 10S, R. 39E., sec 18. The mine is located in California Gulch off of Forest Road 7220-300, west of Whitney valley off of Highway 7.
Centennial Mine
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/03/2009 
Expected:02/2011
 
04/2011 Margaret Doolittle
541-523-1945
mdoolittle@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would provide approval for a Plan of Operations under 36 CFR 228.
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T. 8S., R. 35 1/2 E., sec 12 and T. 8S, R. 36 E., sec 7. This mine is in the Upper North Fork John Day River watershed on Little Onion Creek; accessed from the 7340 and 7335 Forest Service road systems.
Charles Grier Johnson Jr. Research Natural Area Establishment Projec t
EA
- Research  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jenifer Ferriel
541-523-1362
jlferriel@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed project would initiate an environmental analysis to analyze the environmental consequences of establishing the Charles Grier Johnson Jr. Research Natural Area (RNA).
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T 7S, R 36 E sections 31 and 32. The proposed RNA is located in the John Day Wild and Scenic River Corridor on the Whitman Ranger District, approximately 26 miles northwest of Baker City, Oregon.
Eagle Linear Right-of-Way Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/30/2009 
Expected:01/2011
 
02/2011 Mike Hall
541-523-1294
mhall02@fs.fed.us 
Description: A linear right of way for the installation, reinstallation, operation, and maintenance of the single buried fiber optic telephone cable and the necessary appurtenances therto. The cable line already exists.
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T. 8S, R. 44 E, sec. 4,5,9,10, 33; T. 7S, R. 44E, sec. 5,6,7,8,18,19,30,31; T. 7S, R. 43 E, sec. 28,29,32,33; T. 6 S, R. 43E, sec. 27,28,34,35,36. North of Sparta, Oregon in the Eagle Creek drainage.
Elmwood Ranch Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Mike Hall
541-523-1294
mhall02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Thsi would re-issue an existing special use permit
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T. 10S., R. 36E., sec. 30, NW 1/4 NW 1/4/. The Elmwood Ranch is located in the Whitney Valley area, southwest of Baker City off of Highway 7.
French Gulch Group
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/03/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
03/2011 Margaret Doolittle
541-523-1945
mdoolittle@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would provide approval for a Plan of Operations under 36 CFR 228.
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T. 10S., R. 39 E., sec 9. This proposed mining is located in the Powder/Salisbury watershed on French Gulch off of Forest Service Road 7225215 (Auburn Road) southwest of Baker City, Oregon.
Gold Center Springs Special Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:11/2010  11/2010 Mike Hall
541-523-1294
mhall02@fs.fed.us 
Description: This would issue a new special use permit.
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T 9S., R, 36E., sec. 21. The permit is for the Gold Center Springs which is located approximately 10 miles west of Sumpter, Oregon on the highway to Granite, Oregon.
Granite Creek Watershed Mining Plans
EIS
- Minerals and Geology  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Sophia Millar
541-426-5540
smillar@fs.fed.us 
Description: NOTE: This project is moving forward in conjunction with the Umatilla NF - please see project with same name under "R6-Pacific Northwest Region, Occuring in more than one Forest"
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - T8S,R351/2E and 36E; T9S,R35E, 351/2E and 36E; T10S, R35E. The project area is the entire Wallowa-Whitman NF portion of the Granite Creek Watershed on the Baker Ranger District (Whitman unit).
Gulick Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/07/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
11/2010 Mike Hall
541-523-1294
mhall02@fs.fed.us 
Description: This will re-issue an existing special use permit
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T. 6S., R. 45E., section 34. The special use is located in the Cornucopia area, north of the town of Halfway, Oregon.
Hallelujah #1
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/03/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2011 
Expected:03/2011
 
05/2011 Margaret Doolittle
541-523-1945
mdoolittle@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would provide approval for a Plan of Operations under 36 CFR 228.
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T. 7S., R. 43 E., sec. 2. This mine is located in the Powder/Keating watershed off of road 702015, south of Main Eagle Creek, north of Richland, Oregon.
J & J Placer
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/03/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
03/2011 Margaret Doolittle
541-523-1945
mdoolittle@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would provide approval for a Plan of Operations under 36 CFR 228.
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T. 10S., R. 39E., sec. 8. This is located in the Powder/Sutton watershed off of FS road systems 7220 and 7225, southwest of Baker City, Oregon near Phillips Lake.
KC Two Placer Mining
EA
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 07/07/2010  08/2010 Margaret Doolittle
541-523-1945
mdoolittle@fs.fed.us 
Description: The KC Two Placer operation has entered in a plan for testing and small scale placer mining in the Elk Creek drainage.
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T 9S, R 39E, section 32. The proposed mining is located in the Elk Creek drainage, Powder/Sutton creek watershed on the Whitman Ranger District, Wallowa-Whitman NF.
Keith Jahn Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/26/2010  08/2010 Mike Hall
541-523-1294
mhall02@fs.fed.us 
Description: This would issue a new special use permit.
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T. 7S., R. 46E., sec. 10 SE 1/4. The special use is located in the East Pine Creek area, north of Halfway, Oregon near the Forest boundary.
Koopman Ditch Special Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/17/2010  08/2010 Mike Hall
541-523-1294
mhall02@fs.fed.us 
Description: This will issue a new special use permit
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T. 7S., R. 46E., sections 10 SE 1/4, 15, and 22. The special use is located in the East Pine Creek area, north of Halfway, Oregon near the Forest boundary.
Lichtenthaler Road Use SUP
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/15/2008 
Expected:01/2011
 
02/2011 Mike Hall
541-523-1294
mhall02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorization for the use and maintenance of National Forest Road 7700-156 (o.15 miles) and less than 50 feet of new road.
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T. 7 S, R 45 E section 28. The project is located in the Pine Valley area approximately 56 miles east of Baker City, Oregon.
Little Nugget Placer
EA
- Minerals and Geology  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Margaret Doolittle
541-523-1945
mdoolittle@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would provide approval for a Plan of Operatons under 36 CFR 228.
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T. 11S., R. 38E., sec 23. This mine is in the Burnt River/Big Creek watershed, accessing from road 1145 near Sumpter, Oregon.
Lyman Quarry
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/03/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2011 
Expected:03/2011
 
05/2011 Margaret Doolittle
541-523-1945
mdoolittle@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would provide approval for a Plan of Operations under 36 CFR 228.
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T. 12S., R. 36E., sec 7 NE 1/4. This quarry is located east of Austin Junction, Oregon off of Highway 26.
New Hope Mining
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/15/2008
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
03/2011 Margaret Doolittle
541-523-1945
mdoolittle@fs.fed.us 
Description: The New Hope mine involves a multi-year plan of operations for a small scale placer and lode mine in the Elk Creek drainage.
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T. 10 S. R. 39 E. sec 4 and T. 9 S. R. 39 E. sec 32 and 33. The project is on the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest in the Powder/Sutton Creek watershed in the vicinity of Elk Creek.
North Fork Burnt River Mining Supplemental EIS
EIS
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/24/2010
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2011 
Expected:01/2011
 
04/2011 Sophia Millar
541-426-5540
smillar@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prepare a supplement to the April 2004 North Fork Burnt River Final Environmental Impact Statement to address the inefficiencies identified by the United States District Court of Oregon, August 4, 2006.
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T9S, 10S, 11S and 12S; R35E, 351/2E, 36E, and 37E; Willamette Meridian. The North Fork Burnt River Watershed, Unity Ranger District, Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.
ODOT Sand Shed
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/26/2010  08/2010 Mike Hall
541-523-1294
mhall02@fs.fed.us 
Description: OPerating and maintaining a 24' X 16' equipment/sand shed and stockpiling area
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - Township 11 South, Range 40 East, section 32. The equipment/sand shed and stockpiling area is located near Stices Gulch, approximately 12 miles south of Baker City, Oregon.
Pardner Group
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/03/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
03/2011 Margaret Doolittle
541-523-1945
mdoolittle@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would provide approval for a Plan of Operations under 36 CFR 228.
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T. 10S., R. 39E., sec 8 and 7. This mine area is located on the Auburn Road (7225), south and west of Baker City, Oregon.
Peerless/Old Crow
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/03/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
03/2011 Margaret Doolittle
541-523-1945
mdoolittle@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would provide approval for a Plan of Operations under 36 CFR 228.
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T. 10S., R. 39 E., sec 4. This is located in the Powder/Salisbury watershed between Elk and Wilson Creeks and is accessed by Forest Road 7225 southwest of Baker City, Oregon.
QWEST Linear Right-of-Way Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/30/2010  08/2010 Mike Hall
541-523-1294
mhall02@fs.fed.us 
Description: A linear right of way for the installation, reinstallation, operation, adn maintenance of the single buried fiber option telephone calbe and the necessary appurtenances thereto. The permitted area is 10 feet on each side of the active cable.
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T. 14 S, R. 36 E, sections 4 and 9. This is located in Sumpter Valley on Sawmill Gulch, approx. 3 miles southwest of Sumpter Oregon.
Salmon Creek Placer
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/03/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2011 
Expected:03/2011
 
05/2011 Margaret Doolittle
541-523-1945
mdoolittle@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would provide approval of a Plan of Operations under 36 CFR 228.
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T. 9S., R. 39 E., sec. 7, 8, and 18. This mining area is located near Salmon Creek, west of Baker City, Oregon.
Scott Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/30/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
01/2011 Mike Hall
541-523-1294
mhall02@fs.fed.us 
Description: This would issue a new special use permit for road access to private property.
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T. 7S., R. 35 1/2 E., section 24. This special use permit would be located in the Trail Creek area, west of Baker City near the LaGrande Ranger District boundary.
Snake/Pine Allotment Grazing Analysis
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/19/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
04/2011 Sophia Millar
541-426-5540
smillar@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analysis of ongoing range use for management of of the Snake River, Double Pine, and North Pine grazing allotments.This project was scoped with Boulder/Eagle grazing; two analyses were done due to Snake/Pine's location in the Hells Canyon NRA.
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T. 5S, R. 47E; T. 6S, R. 47E; T. 7S, R. 47E;. The allotments are located northeast of the town of Halfway, in the Hells Canyon Recreation Area.
Snow Basin Vegetation Management Project
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 12/03/2008
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
08/2011 Joseph Sciarrino
541-742-6714
jsciarrino@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analysis of vegetation and fuels management needs in the Little Eagle Creek, Eagle Creek Paddy and Middle Goose Creek subwatersheds. Forest Plan Amendments for Screens.
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T. 7S, R. 44E, all sections T. 8S, R.44 E, most sections. The project area encompasses 3 subwatersheds in an area located north and northwest of Halfway and Richland Oregon.
Tremble Aspen Restoration
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed  Actual: 08/26/2010  12/2010 Joseph Sciarrino
541-742-6714
jsciarrino@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project proposes to remove coniferous competition from approximately 120 acres of aspen stands identified across Pine and Eagle Creek watersheds. The project would include removal of overstory conifers over 21 inches in diameter (dbh).
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. Thirty small aspen units across Pine District in both the Pine and Eagle Creek Watersheds.
Upper Powder Mining Projects
EIS
- Minerals and Geology  On Hold  N/A  N/A Sophia Millar
541-426-5540
smillar@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analysis of approximately 24 Plans of Operations and amendments for lode and placer mining activities within the Upper Powder River Watershed.
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T8, 9, 10S, R36,37,38E. The project area is the entire Wallowa-Whitman National Forest portion of the Upper Powder River Watershed near the City of Sumpter, Oregon.
Whitman Maintenance Burning Project
CE
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:07/2011  09/2011 Francis Tyler
541-523-1912
ftyler@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Whitman Ranger District is proposing maintenance burning of previously treated forested stands particularly those stands in the Wildland Urban Interface portions of the District.
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. The burning would take place at various locations across the Whitman Ranger District.
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