Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2011 to 03/31/2011
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
- 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 02/2011 
Expected:03/2012  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
Wallowa-Whitman National Forest Travel Management Plan
EIS
- Recreation management  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 06/19/2009
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 06/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
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
North Fork Catherine Creek Ford Replacement (CE)
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:09/2011  06/2012 Alicia Underhill
541-962-8572
aunderhill@fs.fed.us 
Description: NF Catherine Ck ford is currently a partial fish passage.This project would remove the existing ford with a full channel spanning bridge.All work will stay within the existing road prism and after project completion the site will be rehabilitated
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - NF Catherine Creek Subwatersheds 170601040501 & 170601040108. NF Catherine Creek.
2010 Range Improvements (CE)
CE
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 10/14/2010  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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30898
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.
2011 La Grande Range Improvements (CE)
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:07/2011  08/2011 Alicia Underhill
541-962-8572
aunderhill@fs.fed.us 
Description: Develop five existing springs to pipe water into stock troughs to encourage livestock to use troughs and protect perennial streams and spring source. Construct two stock ponds for storage and livestock use.
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - Spring Creek Allotment T2S, R36E, section 21 and 32; Big Creek Allotment T6S, R42E, section 12, and 13; and Gilkison Allotment T6S, R42E, section 15. Spring Creek Allotment, Big Creek Allotment, and Gilkison Allotment.
51 Road Reconstruction
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Road management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:11/2011  03/2012 Alicia Underhill
541-962-8572
aunderhill@fs.fed.us 
Description: 4.5 miles of the 51 road would be reconstructed. This road is narrow with blind corners and no shoulders. Lanes will be widened, sharp corners will be straightened, and the road surface will be improved.
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T5S, R35E, section 24, 25, 26, 34, 35 and T5S, R36E, section 18 and 19. Vey Meadows.
Battle Creek Restoration (CE)
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:12/2011  05/2012 Alicia Underhill
541-962-8572
aunderhill@fs.fed.us 
Description: Add large wood to approximately 6 miles of Battle Ck and restore the floodplain on 1.7 miles of Battle Ck. To restore a floodplain an old railroad grade, that currently constricts the stream form its floodplain, would be recontoured.
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T4S, R34, section 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 22, and 23; T4S, R35E, section 7 and 18. Located in the Starkey Experimental Forest on Battle Creek, Campbell Creek, and an unnamed tributary to Meadow Creek.
Belsma Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/04/2010  02/2011 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  Completed  Actual: 10/25/2010  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 To 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.
Chicken Creek Culvert Replacement (CE)
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:11/2011  05/2012 Alicia Underhill
541-962-8572
aunderhill@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Chicken Ck culvert on the 51 road is undersized and is a passage barrier for fish. This project would replace the culvert with a new bottomless arch culvert. This would improve passage for fish to reach their spawning grounds.
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T6S, R35.5E, sec 3. Chicken Creek subwatershed within the Upper Grande Ronde River watershed.
Communication Improvement, USFS Proposal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Facility management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:06/2011  09/2011 Mike Hall
541-523-1294
mhall02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Upgrade and new construction, communication shelter and radio tower on Mt. Emily.
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T. 1 S., R. 38 E., Section 22. Mt. Emily, La Grande, OR.
Corral Creek Road Relocation
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2011 
Expected:04/2012  05/2012 Alicia Underhill
541-962-8572
aunderhill@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project proposes to obliterate and replace the 7787620 to the junction of 7787600. Three culverts will be removed with the road obliteration. This road will be reconstructed upland of Corral Creek.
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T5S, R42E, section 21 and 28. Corral Creek along the 7787-600 road.
Cove II WUI
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/28/2010
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 03/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
05/2011 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)
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/30/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30082
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  Completed  Actual: 11/12/2010  12/2010 Aric Johnson
541-962-8517
ajjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analyze the existing management of the West Minam, Indian Creek, Mill Creek, Pole Creek, Big Creek and Frazier Mountain C&H allotments.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=24115
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)
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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30083
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.
Meadow Creek Wood Additions (CE)
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:10/2011  05/2012 Alicia Underhill
541-962-8572
aunderhill@fs.fed.us 
Description: Add wood to 6 mi Meadow Ck. Floodplain restoration on 1.7 mi of Battle Ck by removing an old railroad grade. 5 culverts would be removed. 5 old ponds would be removed and 3 new ponds will be constructed upland. Planting would occur
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.
Meadow and Indian Creek Riparian Maintenance TSI (CE)
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 12/09/2010  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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=27126
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. Meadow Cr. and Indian Cr. Watersheds.
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.
Riparian Livestock Exclusion by Wood I (CE)
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:06/2011  07/2011 Alicia Underhill
541-962-8572
aunderhill@fs.fed.us 
Description: Livestock use is degrading stream habitat this project would exclude livestock from streams by placing wood within the riparian area, allowing the riparian area to recover and streambank stabilization. Listed fish species are not present.
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T5S, R41E, section 3 and T6S, R42E, section 8 and 9. Little Cahterine Creek and Lick Creek.
Riparian Livestock Exclusion by Wood II (CE)
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:06/2011  07/2011 Alicia Underhill
541-962-8572
aunderhill@fs.fed.us 
Description: Livestock use is degrading stream habitat this project would exclude livestock from streams by placing wood within the riparian area, allowing the riparian area to recover and streambank stabilization. Listed fish species are present.
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T4S, R36E, section 18 and 19. Little Beaver Creek within the Lower Beaver Creek subwatershed.
Sandbox Vegetation Management
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:01/2012  05/2012 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)
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.
South Fork Catherine Creek Restoration (CE)
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
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30896
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.
Starkey Allotment Management
EA
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:10/2012  12/2012 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.
Trail Vegetation Management
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2011 
Expected:09/2011  10/2011 Alicia Underhill
541-962-8572
aunderhill@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will improve forest health. Areas will have mechanical harvest/removal and prescribed burning, precommercial thinning, stocking density reduction, tree planting, hazard tree removal, road and soil restoration, and harvest removal.
Location: UNIT - La Grande Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T2S, R36E. Grande Ronde River-Five Points Watershed, northeast of Interstate-84.
Upper Grande Ronde River Enhancement (CE)
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=26302
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
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:03/2011
 
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 02/2011 
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
- 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).
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:03/2011
 
12/2011 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.
Oakes/Ballard Special Use Permit Renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/04/2010  10/2010 Mary Emerick
907-747-4219
memerick@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special use permit renewal for ingress and egress in the Cherry Creek drainage to access private property owned by the Oakes and Ballard families.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34175
Location: UNIT - Hells Canyon NRA. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wallowa. LEGAL - T4N R48E Sec. 4, 8, and 9; T5N R 48E Sec. 33, WM. The Cherry Creek Road (Forest Service Road 4600-788) and the Cherry Creek Trail (Forest Service Trail 1702).
Pacific Power Special Use Permit Renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/04/2010  10/2010 Mary Emerick
907-747-4219
memerick@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of a special use permit for existing transmission lines and their maintenance.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34176
Location: UNIT - Hells Canyon NRA. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wallowa. LEGAL - T1N R48E Sec. 32; T1S R48E, Sec. 3, 11, 35; T2S R48E Sec. 22; T1S R47E Sec. 11, 15. Along the Imnaha River north of the town of Imnaha, along the lower portions of Big and Listtle Sheep Creeks.
Pallette Ranch Land Exchange
CE
- Land acquisition  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/11/2008 
Expected:03/2011
 
06/2011 Laura Livingston
541-523-1230
llivingston@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 05/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
11/2011 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:01/2011
 
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 01/2011 
Expected:06/2011  11/2011 Mary Emerick
541-426-5536
memerick@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.
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
- 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: Replace a fish passage barrier on Summit Creek.
Location: UNIT - Hells Canyon NRA. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T3S, R48E, Section 23. Summit Creek.
Summit Creek Irrigation Diversion Replacement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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.
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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
1305 Road Reconstruction and Quartz Gulch Culvert Replacement (Granite Creek Watershed Action Plan)
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:06/2011  08/2011 Teena Ballard
541-523-1946
tballard@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reconstruct 4.7 miles of road and replace the Quartz Gulch culvert that was washed out.
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T9S., R.35E., sec. 23, 26, 35; T10S., R35E., sec.2. Granite Creek Watershed, Forest Road 1305 Olive Creek Road.
AH Standard Mine
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/03/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
10/2011 Daniel Burton
541-523-1921
dburton02@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  Completed  Actual: 10/04/2010  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.
Bates Well and Spring
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:06/2011  11/2011 Mike Hall
541-523-1294
mhall02@fs.fed.us 
Description: This would authorize a special use permit renewal for a 5' right of way, 400 ft long.
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T. 6S, R. 44E, section 32. This special use permit is located in the East Eagle Creek drainage.
Big Indian Placer
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/03/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
10/2011 Daniel Burton
541-523-1921
dburton02@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
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/19/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
09/2011 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.
Bull Run Culverts on FHS 113, FS Road 7300 (Granite Creek Watershed Action Plan)
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:02/2011  08/2012 Teena Ballard
541-523-1946
tballard@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace 5 culverts on Bull Run Creek that will open 8 miles of stream for fish passage
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T.9S., R35.5E., sec 10, 11, 13, 18, 19, 20, 21, 29, 30. Forest Road 7300 from Granite to Blue Springs Summit.
Buster 1&2
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/03/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
06/2011 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 02/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
06/2011 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
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/03/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
10/2011 Daniel Burton
541-523-1921
dburton02@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.
East Pine Creek Flood Culvert Replacements
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:06/2011  08/2011 Teena Ballard
541-523-1946
tballard@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would replace 3 culverts on East Pine Creek on Forest Roads 6600, 6617, and 6625-270.
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T. 7S, R. 46E, sec. 4 and 20. The culverts are on Forest Service roads on East Pine Creek, north of Halfway, Oregon.
Florida State University, Passive broadband seismic survey
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Research  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:05/2011  05/2011 Mike Hall
541-523-1294
mhall02@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would authorize seismometer installation on several National Forest Sites.
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. This would issue a special use permit that authorizes seismometer installation on several National Forest Sites.
French Gulch Group
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/03/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
06/2011 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
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/04/2010  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.
Gulick Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/04/2010  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 10/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
02/2012 Daniel Burton
541-523-1921
dburton02@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.
Holland Well and Spring
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:06/2011  11/2011 Mike Hall
541-523-1294
mhall02@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project is a special use permit renewal for a 10ft right of way, 2000 ft long.
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T. 6 S., R. 43E., section 33. The special use permit is located in the Eagle Creek drainage.
Idaho Power Underground Powerline
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:06/2011  09/2011 Mike Hall
541-523-1294
mhall02@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would provide service to Summit Point communication site
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T. 9S., R. 46E., section 6; T. 9S., R. 45E., section 1; T. 8S., R. 45E., sections 36 and 25. This project would be located on Summit Ridge, off of Forest Road 77 north of Halfway Oregon.
J & J Placer
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/03/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
06/2011 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.
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.
Lyman Quarry
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/03/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
01/2012 Daniel Burton
541-523-1921
dburton02@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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/01/2010 
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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=25453
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 04/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
07/2011 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.
Pardner Group
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/03/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
06/2011 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 02/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
06/2011 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.
Salmon Creek Placer
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/03/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
12/2011 Daniel Burton
541-523-1921
dburton02@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:02/2011
 
03/2011 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.
Smith Road
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:06/2011  11/2011 Mike Hall
541-523-1294
mhall02@fs.fed.us 
Description: This is a special use permit renewal for a 12' right of way, 1/4 mile long.
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T. 10 S., R. 35 E., section 16. This special use permit is located in the Greenhorn area off of Highway 7.
Snake/Pine Allotment Grazing Analysis
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/19/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
07/2011 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 02/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
09/2011 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.
Turra Spring
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:06/2011  11/2011 Mike Hall
541-523-1294
mhall02@fs.fed.us 
Description: This will renew an existing special use permit for this spring
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T. 10S., R. 37 E., section 8. The project is located near Sumpter, Oregon.
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.
Virginia Tech, Special Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2011 
Expected:05/2011  06/2011 Mike Hall
541-523-1294
mhall02@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would authorize a special use permit for research purposes of gathering geophysical data.
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T. 12 S, R. 36 E sections 6,7,8,15,16,17 and 22. Several sites along Highway 25 from the eastern Wallowa-Whitman forest boundary to the Malheur National Forest.
Whitman Maintenance Burning Project
CE
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/23/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2011 
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.
Whitney Fiber Optic Cable Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:12/2011  06/2012 Mike Hall
541-523-1294
mhall02@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would involve new construction of 35 miles of underground phone cable.
Location: UNIT - Whitman Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Baker. LEGAL - T. 10 S, Ranges 35, 35 1/2 and 36. The project would be within existing road right of way for State Highway 7, County Rds 504 and 529, Forest Rds 1900, 1900-420 and 7386.
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