Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2011 to 03/31/2011
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.
Report Contents (click to jump to a section) :
Projects Occurring Nationwide
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest,  Chelan Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest,  Cle Elum Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest,  Entiat Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest,  Methow Valley Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest,  Naches Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest,  Tonasket Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest,  Wenatchee River 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
Forest Plan Revision
EIS
- Land management planning  Developing Proposal
Est. Notice of Adjustment 03/2011 
Expected:06/2013  07/2013 Deborah Kelly
509-826-3396
dlkelly@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Land and Resource Management Plans of the Colville, Okanogan and Wenatchee National Forests are being revised as required by the National Forest Management Act. The focus is to update parts of the plans no longer current and requiring change.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/wenatchee/forest-plan
Location: UNIT - Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest All Units, Colville National Forest All Units. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan, Ferry, Kittitas, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Stevens, Yakima. Okanogan and Wenatchee Nationals Forests and Colville National Forest of eastern Washington.
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Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)  

R6 - Pacific Northwest Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Forestwide Invasive Species EIS
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/13/2009
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 04/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
09/2011 Brigitte Ranne
509-682-4941
branne@fs.fed.us 
Description: Invasive species treatment through integrated weed management methods.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=24104
Location: UNIT - Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest All Units. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan, Kittitas, Okanogan, Yakima. Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest - forestwide.
Motorized Travel Management Project
EIS
- Recreation management
- Road management 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 03/24/2009
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 Aaron Pratt
509-664-9231
aaronpratt@fs.fed.us 
Description: Designate roads/trails/areas open to motorized vehicle use outside of wilderness consistent with Travel Management Rule. Roads/trails/areas not designated as open would be closed to motorized use. Project does not address over-the-snow motorized use.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/okawen/travel-management
Location: UNIT - Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest All Units. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan, Kittitas, Okanogan, Yakima. LEGAL - Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest outside wilderness. Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest outside wilderness.
Sno-tel Sites
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/23/2009 
Expected:04/2011
 
04/2011 Brandon Smith
406-283-7785
brandoncsmith@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a Special Use Permit to the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) for 29 existing snow survey (hydrometeorology sites) sites located on National Forest System land.
Location: UNIT - Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest All Units. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan, Kittitas, Okanogan, Yakima. Various sites on the Okanogan-Wenatchee NF near the Cascade Mountain crest.
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Okanogan-Wenatchee 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
Pack and Saddle Stock Outfitter-Guide Special Use Permit Issuance
EIS
- Special use management  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/17/2010
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 04/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
07/2011 Jennifer Zbyszewski
509-996-4021
jzbyszewski@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue special use permits for pack and saddle stock outfitter-guides in the Pasayten and Lake Chelan-Sawooth Wilderness and other areas on the Methow Valley, Tonasket and Chelan Ranger Districts.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=3752
Location: UNIT - Chelan Ranger District, Tonasket Ranger District, Methow Valley Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. Analysis includes Pasayten and Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness Areas and other areas. Specific use locations are identified year to year in each permittees annual operating plan.
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Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest,   Chelan 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
Antoine Pre-commercial Thinning and Fuels Reduction
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2011 
Expected:07/2011  09/2011 Jeff Bouschor
509-682-4950
jbouschor@fs.fed.us 
Description:  Pre-commercially thin and reduce existing fuels in plantations and in second-growth understory, using saws or machinery. Perform pile and broadcast burning.
Location: UNIT - Chelan Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - T29N, R22E, S. 13-15 and 22-27, WM. Upper Antoine Creek near Forest Road 8140, on the portion of Okanogan NF admin by Wenatchee NF, Chelan RD.
Bear Mountain Thinning
CE
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 11/22/2010  05/2011 Mallory Lenz
509-682-4940
mlenz01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Pre-commercial thin second-growth and 1994 Tyee Fire conifer plantations, treat activity slash and some existing small down wood to reduce fire hazard on NF parcels surronded by private land in T27N, R21E, S.10-15, 22-26, WM, E of Navarre Coulee
Location: UNIT - Chelan Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T27N, R21E, parts of Sections 10-15, 22-24, and 26, WM. Bear Mountain.
Canoe Creek Corporation Special Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/27/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
02/2011 Paul Willard
509-682-4960
pwillard@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a new 30 year special use permit to the existing current special use permittee: Canoe Creek Corporation. Authorize the continued use of approximatley 750 feet of water transmission line that services three residences along Lake Chelan.
Location: UNIT - Chelan Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T30N, R19E,Section 5. Canoe Creek along the north shore of Lake Chelan.
Chelan County PUD Chelan Basin Fiber Optic Installation Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special area management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:03/2011  03/2011 Margaret Gromek
509-682-4961
mgromek@fs.fed.us 
Description: Permit Chelan County Public Utility District to extend its fiber optic infrastructure in the Chelan basin using existing overhead transmission poles and existing and new underground conduit. Approximately 3 miles would be installed.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34834
Location: UNIT - Chelan Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T. 26-33 E., R. 17-23 E. Rural areas of Chelan basin.
Coyote Falls Pre-commercial Thinning and Fuels Reduction
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2011 
Expected:07/2011  09/2011 Jeff Bouschor
509-682-4950
jbouschor@fs.fed.us 
Description: Pre-commercially thin and reduce existing and activity fuels. Pile and broadcast burn.
Location: UNIT - Chelan Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T30N, R20E, S. 21-28 and 33-36, W.M. N of Lake Chelan, near Road 8200, in Coyote and Falls Creeks.
Holden Village Special Use Permits
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/27/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
02/2011 Paul Willard
509-682-4960
pwillard@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a new 30 year special use permit for the following existing special use permitte: Holden Village. Authorize the continued use of the 1950 feet of existing lineal power transmission line and the Copper Creek intake/ 2600 feet of water line.
Location: UNIT - Chelan Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T31N, R17E, Section 17. Holden Village.
Lake Chelan Boat Company Special Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/27/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
02/2011 Paul Willard
509-682-4960
pwillard@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a new special use to the following existing special use permitte: Lake Chelan Boat Company. Permit will allow use of Fields Point, Lucerne, Prince Creek, and Moore Point docks.
Location: UNIT - Chelan Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T32N,R18E,S33; T29N,R21E,S33; T31N,R19E,S32; T31N,18E,S10. Lake Chelan: Lucerne, Prince Creek, Fields Point, and Moore Point Docks.
Lake Chelan Boating Club Special Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/27/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
02/2011 Paul Willard
509-682-4960
pwillard@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize new 20 year Special Use Permit to the following existing Special Use Permittee: Lake Chelan Boating Club. Permit will authorize use of one dock at Lucerne Bay and one dock at Driftwood Bay on Lake Chelan.
Location: UNIT - Chelan Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T31N, R18E, Section 10. Chelan Ranger District.
Lake Chelan Campground Prince Creek Dock Replacement
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/11/2008 
Expected:03/2011
 
10/2011 Paul Willard
307-326-2525
pwillard@fs.fed.us 
Description: Remove and replace the old (slowly sinking) cedar log floating dock (old 65 feet x 9 feet) with new HDPE enclosed floats that support a 17 feet x 67 feet dock designed to accommodate ferry docking on one side and public docking on the other.
Location: UNIT - Chelan Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - Section 31, T31N, R19E. Prince Creek Campground, along Lake Chelan north shore.
Methow Valley Communications Site Lease
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/27/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
02/2011 Paul Willard
509-682-4960
pwillard@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a new 30 year communicatoins site lease to the following existing special use permittee: Methow Valley Communication District. Authorize the continued use of a communication site building and tower.
Location: UNIT - Chelan Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T29N,R23E,Section 18. Goat Mountain Communication Site; Hurricane Ridge Site.
Sawtooth Whitebark Pine Protection
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  On Hold  N/A  N/A Randolph Niman
509-682-2576 ext. 211
rniman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Apply naturally occurring pheromones to reduce bark beetle attacks on whitebark pine in the Falls and Grade Creek portions of the Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Range, outside Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness. Application may be by either hand or helicopter.
Location: UNIT - Chelan Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T30N, R20E, S. 9-16 and T30N, R21E, S. 7, 17-20, W.M. Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Range outside Wilderness, near Road 8200, north of Lake Chelan.
Summit,Safety Harbor, and Uno Trails Reconstruction
CE
- Recreation management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Kenneth Dull
(509) 682-2576 ext. 219
kdull@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reroute and rebuild a 7-mile portion of the Summitt, Safety Harbor and Uno Peaks Trails due to overly steep slopes that erode readily.
Location: UNIT - Chelan Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - Sections 5-8, 17 & 18, T30N, R20E; Sections 29-32, T31N, R20E, WM. Northeast shore of Lake Chelan.
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Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest,   Cle Elum 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
Carlsen/Carlsen Blues
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/20/2008
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
10/2011 JoAnne Homuth
509-852-1032
jhomuth@fs.fed.us 
Description: 1-2 person seasonal operation includes trenching with a backhoe and digging with hand tools. Camping on site.
Location: UNIT - Cle Elum Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Kittitas. LEGAL - Multiple Sections T20N, R18E, WM. First Creek, Reecer Canyon.
Cle Elum District Wood Replenishment 2010-2015
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2011 
Expected:04/2011  07/2011 Tina Mayo
509-852-1068
tmayo@fs.fed.us 
Description: 5-Year program to strategically place logs thinned from upland areas in creeks to restore channel complexity and improve riparian habitat for fish and wildlife.within the Taneum, Swauk, Teanaway and Cle Elum River watersheds.
Location: UNIT - Cle Elum Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Kittitas. LEGAL - Creek locations throughout T19N R16E, T19N R15E, , T21N R17E, T21N R18E, T21N R16E, T21N R14E, T21N R15E, T20N R17E. Taneum Creek, Swauk Creek, Teanaway River, and Cle Elum River watersheds.
Cle Elum River Floodplain Restoration: Phase 2: Upper Cle Elum Valley
EA
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/15/2006
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2011 
Expected:02/2011
 
06/2011 Tina Mayo
509-852-1068
tmayo@fs.fed.us 
Description: "Respect the River" restoration work along the floodplain of the Cle Elum River. Work will include redesigning vehicular access to campsites and will eliminate redundant or poorly located roads and campsites.
Location: UNIT - Cle Elum Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Kittitas. LEGAL - Sec 3, 9, T22 N., R14 E; Sec 2, 3, 11, 14, 23, 26, 35, T23 N, R14 E; and Sec 28, 34, T24N, R14E, WM. The floodplain and surrounding lands of the Cle Elum River, upstream from Salmon La Sac Campground.
Garrison Thin
CE
- Forest products  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/17/2009 
Expected:01/2011
 
06/2011 Shan Madden
509-852-1031
smadden@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercially thin ponderosa pine plantations on Table Mountain (approx 50 ac total). Genetic stock of plantations is not local material, and planted trees are not growing well.
Location: UNIT - Cle Elum Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Kittitas. LEGAL - Secs. 27, 28, 29, and 35, T. 20 N., R. 18 E., W.M. South end of Table Mountain.
Gold Creek Bridge Replacement and FSR 4832 Reconstruction
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/10/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
09/2011 Jo Richards
509-852-1071
jerichards@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct two bridges on FSR 4832 to complement I-90 reconstruction and restore the Gold Creek floodplain.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32721
Location: UNIT - Cle Elum Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Kittitas. LEGAL - Sec. 15, T. 22 N., R. 11 E., W.M. Gold Creek, near Snoqualmie Pass, Kittitas County, Washington.
Golden Promise - Kollar
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/22/2010 
Expected:02/2011
 
01/2011 JoAnne Homuth
509-852-1032
jhomuth@fs.fed.us 
Description: A year round 1-2 man project with access from US 97 by the Baker Creek road (9700197 and 9700207), underground mining. Activites: portal construction, seasonal campsite, closed waste system. Ore processing is by a crusher and a closed sluice system.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=19714
Location: UNIT - Cle Elum Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Kittitas. LEGAL - Sec. 34, T21N, R17E, WM. Baker Creek in the Swauk Watershed.
Jack Creek Culvert Removal
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/12/2010 
Expected:06/2011
 
08/2011 Tina Mayo
509-852-1068
tmayo@fs.fed.us 
Description: Remove culvert on Forest Service Road 9738-114 (a closed road). The culvert is a barrier to fish movement.
Location: UNIT - Cle Elum Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Kittitas. LEGAL - SW 1/4 Sec. 36, T. 22 N., R. 16 E., W.M. Jack Creek (a tributary to North Fork Teanaway River, approximately 10 miles northeast of Cle Elum).
Lower Jolly Trail Relocation
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/20/2009 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 Timothy Foss
509-852-1069
tfoss@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reroute approximately 1.0 miles of trail to a lower grade.
Location: UNIT - Cle Elum Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Kittitas. LEGAL - Section 13-15, T. 22 N., R. 14 E., WM. Jolly Mountain Trail.
Merry Widow - Sanders
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/22/2010 
Expected:02/2011
 
05/2011 JoAnne Homuth
509-852-1032
jhomuth@fs.fed.us 
Description:  A seasonal 1-2 man project with access from US 97 by the Baker Creek road (9700197 and 9700207), underground mining. Activites: portal construction, waste rock disposal, ore processing, access maintenance, timbers for shoring, hazard tree removal.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=19713
Location: UNIT - Cle Elum Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Kittitas. LEGAL - Sec. 34, T21N, R17E, WM. Baker Creek in the Swauk Watershed.
North Ridge Trail Relocation
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/16/2009 
Expected:07/2011
 
08/2011 Timothy Foss
509-852-1069
tfoss@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reroute approximately 0.5 miles of trail to lower the grade.
Location: UNIT - Cle Elum Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Kittitas. LEGAL - sections 1, 12, 18, T. 19 N., R. 13 E., WM. North Ridge Trail.
Southern Star - Sanders
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/20/2007
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2011 
Expected:03/2011
 
04/2011 JoAnne Homuth
509-852-1032
jhomuth@fs.fed.us 
Description: 1-2 person seasonal operation accessed by FS9711121. No seasonal or permanent camp site, underground mining will be with hand tools, drill and blast in existing mine tunnels. Activities: portal reconstruction, ore and waste rock, hazard tree removal
Location: UNIT - Cle Elum Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Kittitas. LEGAL - Sec. 13, 24, T21N, R17E, WM,. Swauk Watershed.
Special Use Permit - Newport Residence
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/15/2010  11/2010 JoAnne Homuth
509-852-1032
jhomuth@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special use authorization for an existing isolated residence on Lake Cle Elum
Location: UNIT - Cle Elum Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Kittitas. LEGAL - Section 28, T21N, R14E, WM. East shore of Lake Cle Elum.
Upper Yakima Restoration
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:09/2011  10/2011 Patricia GarveyDarda
509-852-1029
pgarveydarda@fs.fed.us 
Description: Watershed restoration project. Forest commercial and pre-commercial thinning designed to accelerate old growth forest structure, watershed restoration, road obliteration, and road to trail conversion.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=28062
Location: UNIT - Cle Elum Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Kittitas. LEGAL - T. 21 N., R. 12-13 E., and T. 22 N., R. 12-13 E. Upper Yakima Watershed.
Walter Springs
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/13/2007
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2011 
Expected:03/2011
 
06/2011 Jo Richards
509-852-1071
jerichards@fs.fed.us 
Description: Landscape restoration including natural fuels burning, pre-commercial thinning, commercial thining, review of road system for long-term management
Location: UNIT - Cle Elum Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Kittitas. LEGAL - Parts of sections 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 16, 22-24, 25, 26 and 36, T.18N., R. 15 E., W.M. In the vicinity of Walter Springs in the Manastash Watershed, northeast of the main Manastash Road, FS#3100.
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Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest,   Entiat 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
Chelan County PUD Entiat Valley Fiber Optic Installation Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:03/2011  03/2011 Margaret Gromek
509-682-4961
mgromek@fs.fed.us 
Description: Permit Chelan County Public Utility District to extend its fiber optic infrastructure into the Entiat Valley using existing overhead transmission poles and existing and new underground conduit. Approximately 4 miles would be installed.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34833
Location: UNIT - Entiat Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T. 25-28 N, R. 19-21 E., WM. The rural Entiat Valley.
Dinkelman Pre-commercial thinning and fuels reduction
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Aaron Rowe
509-784-1511
amrowe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Pre-commercially thin regeneration on N, E, & W slopes of the 88 Dinkelman Fire. Treat some of the existing down wood with chainsaws or machinery were it is practical. Treat up to 7,000 acres.
Location: UNIT - Entiat Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T24-25N, R20E & T25N, R19E, WM. Mills and Dinkelman Canyons, Roaring Creek, west of Entiat, WA.
Entiat River Reach 3D Fisheries Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:07/2011  09/2011 Catherine Willard
307-326-2541
cwillard@fs.fed.us 
Description: Enhance fish habitat through the installation of engineer log jams and side channels
Location: UNIT - Entiat Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - Section 28, 29, 33, T26N, R19E WM. Entiat River, 3Dr Reach between the confluence of Brennegen Creek and Grandma and Mccrea Creeks.
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Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest,   Methow Valley 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
Barrier Creek Culvert Replacement
CE
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/13/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
06/2011 Jennifer Zbyszewski
509-996-4021
jzbyszewski@fs.fed.us 
Description: Removal of existing culverts and replacement with a concrete box culvert by Washington State Department of Transportation, followed by rebuilding of roadway embankment to original profile and grade.
Location: UNIT - Methow Valley Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Whatcom. LEGAL - section 33, T37N, R16E, W.M. Washington State Route 20, milepost 144.45, approximately 24 miles east of Newhalem, WA.
Buck Forest and Fuels
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/14/2010 
Expected:05/2011
 
07/2011 Ann Fink
509-664-9306
annfink@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest health, timber stand improvement and hazardous fuels reduction project that includes commercial and pre-commercial thinning, stand regeneration, mechanical fuels treatments, prescribed fire and road system management.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=26128
Location: UNIT - Methow Valley Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - sec. 1-2,10-14, 23-26, 36, T36N, R20E W.M.; sec. 5-9, 15-23, 26-35, T36N, R21E; sec. 23-26, 35-36, T37N, R20E; sec. 30-32, T37N, R21E; sec 1, 12, T35N, R21E. Cub Creek subwatershed and portion of Eightmile subwatershed southwest of Eightmile Creek in the lower Chewuch River watershed.
Buttermilk Ditch Easement
EA
- Land ownership management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jennifer Zbyszewski
509-996-4021
jzbyszewski@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue an easement with conditions for an irrigation ditch in lower Buttermilk Creek.
Location: UNIT - Methow Valley Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - sec. 15, T33N, R20E W.M. Lower Buttermilk Creek, near the intersection of Roads 430000 and 4300800.
Cougar Lake Fuels Reduction
CE
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/30/2010 
Expected:03/2011
 
06/2011 Tonya Neider
509-996-4016
tneider@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reduction of ladder and ground fuels on National Forest and State Dept. of Wildlife lands through prescribed fire.
Location: UNIT - Methow Valley Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - sec. 32, 33, T35N, R22E; sec. 4, ,5, 9, T34N, R22E WM. Approximately 4 miles E. of Winthrop, WA, accessed by Bear Creek Road.
Eightmile Ranch Reach Restoration
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:04/2011  07/2011 Michael Humling
509-996-4010
mahumling@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improve habitat quality by removing riprap, moving fences, planting trees and constructing instream large woody debris enhancements.
Location: UNIT - Methow Valley Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - sec. 23, 24, 25, 26, T36N, R21E, W.M. Approximately 8 miles north of Winthrop, WA along the Chewuch River at the Forest Service Eightmile Ranch Administrative Site.
Goat Creek Allotment Management Plan Revision
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:09/2011  06/2012 John Rohrer
509-996-4001
jrohrer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Review and evaluate livestock grazing activities on the Goat Creek grazing allotment. Revise the Goat Creek allotment management plan to reflect current direction.
Location: UNIT - Methow Valley Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - T37N, R19E; T37N, R20E, T36N, R19R, T36N, R20E W.M. Approximately 15 miles northwest of Winthrop, WA in the Upper Methow River watershed.
Libby/Little Bridge/Newby/Poorman Allotment Management Plans
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/14/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
07/2011 John Rohrer
509-996-4001
jrohrer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Update the livestock grazing management plans for the Libby, Little Bridge, Newby, and Poorman Allotments.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=24076
Location: UNIT - Methow Valley Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - T34N, R19E; T34N, R20E; T34N, R21E; T33N, R20E; T33N, R21E; T33, R22; T32N, R20E; T32, R21; T32, R22; T31, R20; T31, R21 WM. In the Libby, Little Bridge, Newby, and Poorman Creek drainages.
Skyline Ditch Permit Issuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/23/2009 
Expected:06/2011
 
08/2011 Jennifer Zbyszewski
509-996-4021
jzbyszewski@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a new 10-year special use permit for Skyline irrigation ditch with no change to existing provisions.
Location: UNIT - Methow Valley Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - sec. 35, T 36 N, R 21 E, WM. Lower Chewuch River watershed.
Whiteface Creek Aquatic Organism Passage
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/23/2010 
Expected:02/2011
 
07/2011 Ann Fink
509-664-9306
annfink@fs.fed.us 
Description: Remove an existing culvert and install a steel bottomless arch or box structure upon precast concrete footings. The proposal includes culvert excavation, temporary channel diversion, structure installation, and restoration of the excavation site.
Location: UNIT - Methow Valley Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - sec. 17, T.36N., R.20 E. W.M. Forest Road 52 crossing of Whiteface Creek, a tributary of Goat Creek in the upper Methow River watershed.
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Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest,   Naches 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
Bear Cove Club Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/25/2008 
Expected:05/2011
 
05/2011 Karen Lindhorst
509-653-1434
klindhorst@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a new permit to the Bear Cove Boat Club.
Location: UNIT - Naches Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Yakima. LEGAL - T13N, R13E, Sec. 11, WM. Naches Ranger District near Rimrock Lake.
Camp Ghormley Improvement Projects
EA
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Karen Lindhorst
509-653-1435
klindhorst@fs.fed.us 
Description: A variety of repair, maintenance and construction activities have been proposed within the existing special use permit boundary for the organizational camp, such as improving parking, facilities, and water developments.
Location: UNIT - Naches Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Yakima. LEGAL - Section 7, T14N, R14E. Within the existing special use boundary of Camp Ghormley in Tieton Basin.
Camp Zarahemla Well and Water System
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/07/2010  03/2011 Karen Lindhorst
509-653-1435
klindhorst@fs.fed.us 
Description: Camp Zarahemla needs a new well system. Three locations have been tested and identified as possible well locations. Proposal has priority order for drilling first at location closest to the camp. Well will be plumbed to the camp facility.
Location: UNIT - Naches Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Yakima. LEGAL - T. 13 N., R.12 E., Section 11. Camp Zarahemla is located on the northeast end o f Clear Lake, in Yakima County, Washington.
Club Chelminar Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/24/2009 
Expected:05/2011
 
05/2011 Karen Lindhorst
509-653-1434
klindhorst@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue an existing club a special use permit for a new term.
Location: UNIT - Naches Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Yakima. LEGAL - T14N, R14E, S30 &31, WM. Naches Ranger District near Rimrock Lake.
Crag Lot 1 Improvements and Renovation
EA
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Karen Lindhorst
509-653-1434
klindhorst@fs.fed.us 
Description: Owner has proposed a complete remodeling project for the cabin and storage building. Renovation efforts include complete restructuring of the cabin inside and out with some additional foundation work.
Location: UNIT - Naches Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Yakima. LEGAL - T 17 N, R 14 E, Sec. 23 WM. Crag Recreation Residence Tract, Lot 1, Naches Ranger District, Highway 410.
Fishing Guide Jerome Jefferson
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Karen Lindhorst
509-653-1434
klindhorst@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal is to guide persons in a catch and release fishing experience, with focus on fly fishing. Guide will supply fishing equipment, boat and safety equipment.
Location: UNIT - Naches Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Yakima. LEGAL - Naches Ranger District streams and lakes open to fishing. Naches Ranger District streams and lakes open to fishing.
Fishing Guide Red's Fly Shop
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Karen Lindhorst
509-653-1435
klindhorst@fs.fed.us 
Description: Guided fishing experiences on Rattlesnake Creek and the Naches River. Raft float trips and foot access to fishing locations. Request for 100 service days, with 2 to 1, client to guide ratio.
Location: UNIT - Naches Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Yakima. LEGAL - Rattlesnake Creek T. 15 N., R. 15 E., Sections 3, 5-9. Naches River T. 17 N., R. 14 E., down stream. Naches Ranger District, Naches River below mouth of Little Naches and Rattlesnake Creek access of the 1500 Road.
Frenchman's Ridge Underburn
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:06/2011  09/2011 James Bailey
509-653-1479
jwbailey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Underburn Frenchman's Ridge to restore forest pattern, structure, and composition. Reduce hazardous fuels that have accumulated naturally and backlog fuels from the French Flys TS (1983). Provide protection from uncharacteristic fire to WUI.
Location: UNIT - Naches Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Yakima. LEGAL - T13N, R13E, S7,8,9,10,11. Naches Ranger District; Washington State; Yakima County.
Glass Angel Restoration (formerly Dry-Orr Restoration)
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/16/2008 
Expected:05/2011
 
08/2011 James Bailey
509-653-1479
jwbailey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Activities would treat natural fuels and restore ecosystem function using commercial timber harvest, pre-commercial thinning, prescribed burning, and noxious weed control on 7600 acres.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=27220
Location: UNIT - Naches Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Yakima. LEGAL - Section 11-15, 22, 23, 24 ,T 16 N, R 13; Sections 7,8,16-20 T16, R14 E; Sections ,9-11, 14-23,26-29;. Naches Mainstem watershed. Glass Creek and Angel Lake in the Rattlesnake Watershed.
Hunting Guide Ty Brown
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Karen Lindhorst
509-653-1435
klindhorst@fs.fed.us 
Description: Providing guide service to hunters with branch antler elk tags on the Naches Ranger District, primarily in the Chinook Pass drainage. Hunt period will be September to November.
Location: UNIT - Naches Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Yakima. LEGAL - Naches Ranger District, primarily on the Chinook Pass side of district. Naches Ranger District, primarily on the Chinook Pass side of district.
Indian Creek Corral Livestock Area Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Karen Lindhorst
509-653-1435
klindhorst@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a new permit for an existing livestock area permit
Location: UNIT - Naches Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Yakima. LEGAL - Township 13N, Range 13E, Section 06, WM. North side of Hwy 12 near west end of Rimrock Lake on the Naches Ranger District.
Indian Creek Corral Outfitter Guide Permit 2009
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Karen Lindhorst
509-653-1435
klindhorst@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue an outfitter guide a permit for a one year term.
Location: UNIT - Naches Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Yakima. Indian Creek Corral and various wilderness and non-wilderness locations on the Naches Ranger District.
Indian Creek Corral Resort Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Karen Lindhorst
509-653-1435
klindhorst@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a new special use permit to an existing resort
Location: UNIT - Naches Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Yakima. LEGAL - Township 13N, Range 13E Section 06, WM. Just north of Hwy 12 near the west end of Rimrock Lake on the Naches Ranger District.
Little Naches Recreation Plan
EA
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Susan Ranger
509-653-1446
sranger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project analyzes the increase total use and types of use with in the Little Naches Watershed as well as analyzing methods to provide quality recreation opportunities and protect forest resources. On hold till Travel Management Plan completed.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=4059
Location: UNIT - Naches Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Kittitas, Yakima. LEGAL - Multiple sections in T17N , R13 &15E; T18N, R11 & 14E and T19N, R14E, WM. This analysis area is in the NW portion of the Naches Ranger District.
Rimrock Rock Crawl
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/01/2008 
Expected:06/2011
 
10/2011 Barry Collins
509-653-1427
bcollins@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction of rock crawl course for four-wheel-drive vehicles
Location: UNIT - Naches Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Yakima. LEGAL - Sec. 11, T13N, R13E, or Section 7, T13N, R13E, WM. Rock pit on Road 1241 or Cold Creek Snow Park.
Sawmill Remote Automated Weather Station Tree Removal
CE
- Special use management   On Hold  N/A  N/A James Bailey
509-653-1479
jwbailey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Removal of trees that are obstructing weather data collection, as prescribed by national standards.
Location: UNIT - Naches Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Kittitas. LEGAL - T17N, R14E, Section 10. Forest Service Road 1707577, approximately 1/4 mile east of Hwy 410, MP 93.3 and Sawmill Flats Campground.
White Pass Zig Zag Snowshoe and Cross Country Ski Trails Special Use Permit
EA
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 12/09/2010  01/2011 Susan Ranger
509-653-1446
sranger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project will analyze the Zig Zag cross country and snowshoe trails located at White Pass Ski Area for issuance of a special use permit for a new term
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=26119
Location: UNIT - Naches Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Yakima. LEGAL - T13N, R11E, Sections 1 and 2. White Pass Nordic Center, north side of Hwy 12.
Yakima Valley Boat Club Special Use Permit
CE
- Special area management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/25/2008 
Expected:05/2011
 
05/2011 Karen Lindhorst
509-653-1435
klindhorst@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a new special use permit for the Yakima Valley Boat Club with seasonal moorage for up to 14 boats at the club docks on Rimrock Lake
Location: UNIT - Naches Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Yakima. LEGAL - T13N, R13E, Section 11. South side of Rimrock Lake behind Bear Cove summer home tract.
Yakima Valley Ski Club Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/06/2008 
Expected:05/2011
 
05/2011 Karen Lindhorst
509-653-1435
klindhorst@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a new special use permit to an existing club for a new term.
Location: UNIT - Naches Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Yakima. LEGAL - T13N, R11E, S2, WM. Naches Ranger District White Pass Area.
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Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest,   Tonasket 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
Bailey Restoration (formerly Spatch Fuels Reduction)
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/13/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
07/2011 Carol Ogilvie
509-486-5119
cogilvie@fs.fed.us 
Description: Comm thin 1500 ac, sanitize/thin 905 ac, regen 106 ac, remove conifers from 108 ac aspen. Noncomm thin/prune 3273 acres. Underburn 723 ac, & pile & burn or chip fuels. Construct, close and decomission roads, and replace 21 culverts.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31218
Location: UNIT - Tonasket Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - The project is located in portions of Township 35 North, Range 29 East, Sections 12, 13, 24, and 25 and Township 35 North, Range 30 East, Sections 3, 4, 7-11, 14-24, and 30, W.M. The area is located in the headwaters of Aeneas Creek and portions of Bailey Creek up Aeneas Valley.
Bannon Pre-Commercial Thin and Fuel Reduction Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/06/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
04/2012 Jennifer Croft
509-486-5152
jcroft@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fuel reduction and tree stocking level management activities within a 1500 acre area in the perimeter of the 1994 Bannon Mtn. Fire near Aeneas Valley. Activities will include pre-commercial thinning, and handpiling and burning the slash.
Location: UNIT - Tonasket Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - Township 36 N., Range 29 East., Sections 8, 9, 16, & 17, W.M. The 1994 Bannon Mountain Fire Area near Aeneas Valley.
Buckhorn Exploration Project 2010
EIS
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/26/2010
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 04/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
05/2012 Phillip Christy
509-486-5137
pchristy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Allow Echo Bay Exploration to drill up to 965 mineral exploration drill holes at 675 drill sites and construct up to 72 miles of temporary road to access the holes, up to 507 acres of total disturbance, on BLM, DNR, private and Forest Service lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32875
Location: UNIT - Tonasket Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - Sections 1, 2, 11-15, 22-27, and 34-36, Township 40 North, Range 30 East and Sections 5-8, and 16-20, Township 40 North, Range 31 East, W.M. The Buckhorn Mountain area near Chesaw, Washington, between Myers Creek and Torada Creek, the Canadian border and private land north of County Road 9480.
Cedar Grazing Analysis
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/13/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
05/2011 Christina Bauman
509-486-5112
cbauman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Assessment of 4 existing grazing allotments (Wheaton, Cedar, Gold, and Ethel) near Chesaw, Washington. Current use is approximately 540 cow/calf pairs, or 2800 Animal Unit Months. > 1mile of new fencing and 2 new water troughs are planned
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32603
Location: UNIT - Tonasket Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - T. 39 N., R. 31 E., Sections 2-6 and 8-11; T. 39 N., R. 31 E., Section 1; T. 40 N., R. 30 E., Sections 22-27; T. 40 N., R. 31 E., Sections 2-11, 14-23, and 26-35, W.M. The 4 allotments lie south of the Canadian border; east of the town of Chesaw, WA. and Myers Creek; west of the Okanogan/Ferry County line and Toroda Creek, and north of Okanogan County Road 9480.
Conconully Compound Special Use Permit
CE
- Facility management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Phillip Christy
509-486-5137
pchristy@fs.fed.us 
Description:  Allow the use of the surplus Conconully Ranger District Compound under a Special Use Permit by another government agency or a private individual.
Location: UNIT - Tonasket Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - Section 6, T 35 N, R 25 E, WM. Town of Conconully in Okanogan County on Main Street (North Fork Salmon Creek road).
Cornell Butte Lookout Removal (previously a proposed Special Use Permit)
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Phillip Christy
509-486-5137
pchristy@fs.fed.us 
Description: The structure would be removed from the site. It is surplus to F.S. needs. The propsal is for the structure to go to the National Lookout Foundation or a similar type organization. The site needs to be recorded prior to removal from the site.
Location: UNIT - Tonasket Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - NW1/4 of Section 25, T36 N, R31 E WM. Cornell Butte on the boundary of the Republic District of the Colville National Forest and the Tonasket District of the Okanogan National Forest south of Highway 20.
Long Draw Trail 340 Maintenance and Reconstruction
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/10/2010 
Expected:03/2011
 
06/2011 Michael Alvarado
509-486-5111
malvarado@fs.fed.us 
Description: Trail 340 is a system trail that has been abandoned due to its poor location and wet conditions. Hikers and horseback riders began using another route which has become the established trail. The new route needs to be maintained and reconstructed.
Location: UNIT - Tonasket Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - T. 40 N., R. 23 E., Section 12 and T. 40 N., R. 24 E., Sections 7 and 18, W.M., Okanogan County, Washington. Goodenough Peak, North Long Draw Creek.
Lucky Sunday and Lupin Abandoned Mine Closures
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 10/05/2010  10/2010 Phillip Christy
509-486-5137
pchristy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Close two open shafts at the Lucky Sunday Mine and close one shaft at the Lupin Mine with an mini-excavator or by hand.
Location: UNIT - Tonasket Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - Section 12, Township 38 North, Range 30 East, W.M. The project is located near Cumberland Mountain on the Tonasket Ranger District in Okanogan County, Washington in the general vicinity of Bonaparte Lake.
Marias Creek Range Fence
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 10/05/2010  10/2010 Phillip Christy
509-486-5137
pchristy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install two and one half miles of range fence on the south side of Marias Creek as mitigation for the Buckhorn Access Project.
Location: UNIT - Tonasket Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - Township 39 North, Range 31 East, Sections 2, 3, & 4, W.M. Along Marias Creek on National Forest System land in the Buckhorn block, near Toroda Creek.
Tonasket SNOTEL Site Developments
CE
- Watershed management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/06/2010 
Expected:05/2011
 
07/2011 Phillip Christy
509-486-5137
pchristy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install 2 additional SNOTEL sites that collect hydrometerological and climate data for purposes of water supply forecasting. One is located within the Toats Coulee drainage and one is located in the Bonaparte Creek drainage.
Location: UNIT - Tonasket Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - One is in Sectin 28, Township 39 North, Range 23 East W.M, The other is in Section 30, Township 38 North, Range 30 East W.M. Toats Coulee location is at Irene's Camp near Long Swamp Campground. The Bonaparte Creek location is near Pettijohn Creek.
Tunk Mountain Communications Site Upgrade
CE
- Special use management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/06/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
06/2011 Phillip Christy
509-486-5137
pchristy@fs.fed.us 
Description:  Communication site users plan to install a new 80' tower (Okanogan County Sheriffs Department and NCIdata.com), replace the power line to the site (Day Wireless), and replace a steel building with a cast concrete structure (Forest Service).
Location: UNIT - Tonasket Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - SW 1/4 of Section 8, Township 35 North, Range 29 East, W.M. Tunk Mountain.
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Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest,   Wenatchee River 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
Chelan County PUD Chiwawa Fish Hatchery Improvements
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/31/2010 
Expected:03/2011
 
03/2011 Amelia Anthony
509-548-2573
asanthony@fs.fed.us 
Description: Modifications of existing structures and installation of new structures and devices to increase capacity of the hatchery to rear steelhead. All construction is to take place inside of the existing fence line and current permitted area.
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T27N, R17E Section 36 W.M. Chiwawa Pines area, Wenatchee River Ranger District.
Chelan County PUD Deadhorse Canyon Powerline Access Request
CE
- Special use management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:07/2011  07/2011 Amelia Anthony
509-548-2573
asanthony@fs.fed.us 
Description: This proposal woulld provide access to powerpoles and lines through construction of a new segment of road to meet a current access route. This would allow the decommissioning of another, longer road segment which is environmentally less desirable.
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - Sections 28 and 34, T26N, R17E. Location is near Deadhorse Canyon near junction with Burlington Northern Railroad tunnel.
Chelan County PUD Wenatchee River Fiber Optic Installation Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:03/2011  03/2011 Amelia Anthony
509-548-2573
asanthony@fs.fed.us 
Description: Permit Chelan County Public Utility District to extend its fiber optic infrastructure into the Wenatchee River Valley using existing overhead transmission poles and existing and new underground conduit. Approximately 22 miles would be installed.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34570
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - Legal origin Section 34, T24N, R19E running west to Section 13, T26N, R13E. The rural communities in the areas of Cashmere, Peshastin, Blewett, Lake Wenatchee, Stevens Pass, Chumstick and South Malaga.
Chipped Monk Mechanical Piling Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:03/2011  06/2011 Aaron Thompson
509-548-2565
althompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project proposes to pile excess conifer slash by an excavator and then burn slash piles over 112 acres. Accumulated slash is too abundant currently to underburn only.
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T27N, R17E, Sections 25 & 36. South of Chiwawa Loop Road near Chiwawa Pines, Wenatchee River Ranger District.
Chumstick Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/05/2009
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 01/2011 
Expected:02/2011
 
04/2011 Michael Mueller
509-548-2583
mmueller@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reduce hazardous fuels using mechanical "thinning from below" and prescribed fire to decrease wildfire risk to local communities and private property and ETS species habitat. Assign a Forest Plan allocation to newly acquired land.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=26953
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - Legal - T26N, R18E, T25N, R17E, T25N, R18E, T25N, R19E. Unit-Wenatchee River Ranger District. State - Washington. County - Chelan. West of Chumstick Hwy 209, east to Entiat Ridge, south of Beaver Hill and North of Leavenworth.
Leavenworth SummerTheater Permit Renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/06/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
01/2011 Amelia Anthony
509-548-2573
asanthony@fs.fed.us 
Description: Permit Leavenworth Summer Theater summer outdoor performances, including The Sound of Music, for a new 15 year term.
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T25N, R17E, Section 36 W.M. Leavenworth Ski Hill, Wenatchee River Ranger District.
Little Wenatchee Forest Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:03/2011  06/2011 Don Youkey
509-548-2580
dyoukey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercial and pre-commercial thinnning in 10 to 50 year old plantations to promote late-successional habitat, reduce fuels and associated road management. Project has been reduced in scale.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=25529
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T27N, R15E, North 1/2 Section 4, T28N, R15E, South 1/2 Section 33. Little Wenatchee River Drainage, generally north of FS Road #6500.
McKenzie - Beverly 115Kv Electric Transmission Line Permit
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:06/2011  06/2011 Amelia Anthony
509-548-2573
asanthony@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a permit for another term for an exisitng electrical transmission line that crosses National Forest System lands and supplies several substations with electricity.
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - Legal origin Section 34, T24N, R19E running west to Section 13, T26N, R13E. UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. Transmission line runs east from Nahahum Canyon west to Steven's Pass.
Ski Hill/Freund Trails (formerly Tumwater Mountain Trails)
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/01/2008
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
06/2011 Robert Stoehr
509-548-2579
rstoehr@fs.fed.us 
Description: Develop a hiker only trail in the Leavenworth Ski Hill area, a tie trail from the Ski Hill area to the Freund Canyon Trails and a trailhead in the Ski Hill area. Implement an area closure in the Ski Hill & Freund Canyon areas.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=26502
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T25N, R17E, Sections 25, 26, 35, 36. The Leavenworth Ski Hill area north to Freund Canyon.
Special Use Permit -White River Residence
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/12/2005 
Expected:06/2011
 
04/2011 Amelia Anthony
509-548-2573
asanthony@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a new special use permit for an exisitng isolated residence
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - Section 10, T27N, R16E, WM. Northeast of the White River and White River Road.
Special Use Permit Issuance- Wenatchee River Isolated Residence
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/12/2005 
Expected:06/2011
 
04/2011 Amelia Anthony
509-548-2573
asanthony@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a new special use permit for an isolated residence on the forest
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - Section 24, T26N, R17E, WM. West bank of the Wenatchee River across the river from Ponderosa Estates.
Upper Peshastin Culvert Replacement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:03/2011  06/2011 Kenneth Ratliff
509-664-9254
kratliff@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace damaged culvert with large archpipe and add large woody structures to stabilize stream channel to add habitat for anadamous fish
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T22N,R17E, Section24 W.M. On Peshastin Creek at 0.3 miles on Forest Service Rd #7324.
Washington State Dept of Fish and Wildlife Wenatchee River Smolt Trap Relocation Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2011 
Expected:05/2011  07/2011 Amelia Anthony
509-548-2573
asanthony@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocation of the smolt trap from the Wenatchee River from the outlet of Lake Wenatchee at the confluence of Nason Creek to a more productive site further downstream involving the repair or construction of a short road segment.
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T27N, R17E, Section 36 W.M. In Wenatchee River, approximately 3.5 miles below Lake Wenatchee.
Wenatchee River Pine Zone Restoration
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:06/2011  07/2011 Aaron Thompson
509-548-2565
althompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fuels management project would focus on areas within the wildland urban interface and within the Leavenworth, Lower Peshastin, Monitor to Peshastin and Squilchuck Community Wildfire Protection Plan areas. Treatments to be in drier forests.
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T21N, R19E, T21N, R19E, T21N,R20E,T22N,R18E, T22N,R19E, T23N,R17E, T23N,R18E, T23N,R19E, T24N,R17E, T24N,R18E, T24N,R19E,T24N,R20E. Leavenworth,Peshastin, Dryden, Cashmere, Valley-Hi, Squilchuck and other smaller communities on south end of Wenatchee River Ranger District.
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