Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2011 to 12/31/2011
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
Gypsy Moth Management in the United States: A Cooperative Approach
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/19/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
01/2012 Noel Schneeberger
610-557-4121
nschneeberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: The USDA Forest Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are analyzing a range of strategies for controlling gypsy moth damage to forests and trees in the United States.
Web Link:  http://www.na.fs.fed.us/wv/eis/
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/25/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
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 05/2011 
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  In Progress:
Notice of Adjustment 11/10/2005
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 06/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
12/2013 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.
NoaNet Fiber Optic Cable Permit Issuance
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/14/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
12/2011 Kim DiRienz
509-446-7500
kdirienz@fs.fed.us 
Description:  Issue a special use permit(s) authorizing the installation of aerial and buried fiber optic cable across NFS lands. 65 miles would be installed on the Colville NF and 2 miles on the Oka-Wen NF. Poles will be used where available.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35076
Location: UNIT - Newport Ranger District, Three Rivers Ranger District, Republic Ranger District, Tonasket Ranger District, Sullivan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Ferry, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Stevens. LEGAL - The project area runs along Highways 20 & 31 from Tonakset, WA to Tiger, WA, then north to Metaline, WA and south to Cusick, WA. Adjacent to Washington State Highway 20 from Tonasket, WA to Cusick, WA and Washington State Highway 31 from Tiger, WA to Metaline Falls, WA.
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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 11/2011 
Expected:04/2012
 
06/2012 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 02/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
11/2012 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:11/2011
 
01/2012 Esther Woodward
509-826-3070
ewoodward@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 11/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
01/2012 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 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Canoe Creek Corporation Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/15/2010 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 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.
Coyote Falls Pre-commercial Thinning and Fuels Reduction
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2011 
Expected:08/2012  09/2012 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.
Fields Point Landing Temporary Barge Loading and Unloading Facility
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/20/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
05/2012 Robert Sheehan
509-682-4900
rsheehan@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action would allow construction of a barge loading and unloading facility for use during the Holden Mine Remediation Project. Upon completion of the remedy, the barge facilities would be left in place/improved for public boat launch.
Location: UNIT - Chelan Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T29N, R21E, Sec 33. Fields Point Landing, South Shore of Lake Chelan.
Fields Point Landing Temporary Barge Loading and Unloading Facility
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/20/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2011 
Expected:04/2012
 
05/2012 Janeen Tervo
509-682-4952, or 4900
jtervo@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action would allow construction of a temporary barge loading and unloading facility at Fields Point Landing. Upon completion of the anticipated 4 year Holden Mine Remediation project, this facility would be available for public use.
Location: UNIT - Chelan Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - Township 29 N, Range 21 East, Section 33. South Shore of Lake Chelan.
Lake Chelan Boat Company Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/27/2010 
Expected:01/2012
 
02/2012 Paul Willard
509-682-4960
pwillard@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a new special use permit to the Lake Chelan Boat Company for a new term to allow continued 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 Campground Prince Creek Dock Replacement
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/11/2008 
Expected:11/2011
 
06/2012 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
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/27/2010 
Expected:10/2011
 
11/2011 Paul Willard
509-682-4960
pwillard@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a new 30-year communicatoins site lease to the 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.
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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 01/2012 
Expected:03/2012
 
05/2012 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
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2012 
Expected:07/2012  08/2012 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 
Completed  Actual: 08/10/2011  07/2011 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=16409
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:10/2011
 
06/2012 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  Completed  Actual: 08/10/2011  11/2011 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.
Jack Creek Culvert Removal
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/12/2010 
Expected:11/2011
 
08/2012 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:10/2011
 
07/2012 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.
North Ridge Trail Relocation
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/16/2009 
Expected:10/2011
 
07/2012 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 04/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
07/2012 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.
Upper Yakima Restoration
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/15/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
06/2012 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.
Via Kachess Salvage
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Heritage resource management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:11/2011  11/2011 Jo Richards
509-852-1071
jerichards@fs.fed.us 
Description: Remove fallen trees (hazardous fuels) on 10 acres of blowdown that occurred in the winter of 2010-2011 near private residences on west shore of Lake Kachess. A skyline logging system would be used, requiring 700 ft of temporary road construction.
Location: UNIT - Cle Elum Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Kittitas. LEGAL - Sec. 18, T. 21 N., R. 13 E., W.M. west shore of Lake Kachess, in Kittitas County, Washington.
Walter Springs
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/13/2007
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
09/2012 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
Dinkelman Pre-commercial thinning and fuels reduction
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2011 
Expected:03/2012  07/2012 Aaron Rowe
509-784-1511
amrowe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Pre-commercially thin regeneration on N, E, & W slopes of the 1988 Dinkelman Fire. Treat some of the existing down wood with chainsaws or machinery were it is practical. Treat up to 7,000 acres. Conducting Forest Restoration Strategy Analysis.
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 Ridge Habitat Restoration
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:11/2011  05/2012 Catherine Willard
509-699-8189
jtervo@fs.fed.us 
Description: Precommercially thin, prune, pile debris, pile burn, and subsequent underburning within regenerating stands on approximately 3,000 acres in the Swakane, Tenas George and Spencer Canyon Drainages.
Location: UNIT - Entiat Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T24-25N, R19-21E, WM. Swakane, Tenas George and Spencer Canyon drainages, south of Entiat, WA.
Entiat River Reach 3D Fisheries Project
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 08/11/2011  07/2012 Catherine Willard
509-699-8189
cwillard@fs.fed.us 
Description: Enhance fish habitat through the installation of engineered log jams and side channels.
Location: UNIT - Entiat Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - Section 28, 29, 33, T26N, R19E WM. Entiat River, 3D Reach between the confluence of Brennegen Creek and Grandma and McCrea Creeks.
Tillicum Creek Culvert Replacement for Fish Passage
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2011 
Expected:12/2011  08/2012 Catherine Willard
509-784-1511
cwillard@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace current undersized culvert with a crossing that allows for fish passage at low and high flows for an additional 0.5 miles; provides for the transportation of substrate and woody debris; andwill accomodate a 100-yr flood
Location: UNIT - Entiat Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T26N, R19E, NE 1/4 Sec 27. The crossing is located on Tillicum Creek where Forest Road 5810 crosses Tillicum Creek at River Mile 2.74.
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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
7422' Peak Radio Repeator
CE
- Facility management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/02/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 Laurie Dowie
509-996-4071
ldowie@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation of a radio repeater on the 7422' peak north of Midnight Mountain.
Location: UNIT - Methow Valley Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - T34N, R19E, Section 14, W.M. North of Midnight Mountain in the Twisp River area.
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.
Chewuch Transportation Plan
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Road management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:09/2012  03/2012 Laurie Dowie
509-996-4063
vewilkins@fs.fed.us 
Description: Develop and implement a transportation plan for the Upper and Lower Chewuch watersheds. Transportation plan would identify road maintenance levels, roads to be decommissioned, and possible re-routes.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=37194
Location: UNIT - Methow Valley Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. Entire Upper and Lower Chewuch watersheds within the Methow Valley Ranger District.
Goat Creek Allotment Management Plan Revision
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/01/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2011 
Expected:05/2012
 
07/2012 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  Completed  Actual: 09/29/2011  01/2012 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.
Methow Valley Special Forest Products
EA
- Forest products  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:06/2012  08/2012 Arlo VanderWoude
509-996-4049
avanderwoude@fs.fed.us 
Description: An assessment of special forests products including firewood,christmas trees, post and pole, mushrooms, tranplants and other products.
Location: UNIT - Methow Valley Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. District - wide.
Okanogan PUD Fiber Optic
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/14/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 Laurie Dowie
509-996-4071
ldowie@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a 20 year term special use permit for installation and maintenance of new fiber optic lines on an existing overhead transmission line that crosses National Forest System lands.
Location: UNIT - Methow Valley Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - Sections 1, 9, 10, 11, and 12 of T33N, R23E; Sections 19 and 20 of T31N, R22E; Sections 13, 14, 23, and 24 of T30N, R22E; Section 15 of T33N, R21E; all W.M. Existing overhead transmission lines that cross National Forest System lands in the Loup Loup, Gold Creek, Squaw Creek and Poorman Creek areas.
Skyline Ditch Permit Issuance
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Starvation Mountain White Bark Pine Thinning
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Completed  Actual: 07/14/2011  07/2011 Therese Ohlson
509-996-4019
tohlson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Release 3 acres of pole sized whitebark pine from competing lodgepole pine. Thin, pile and burn slash.
Location: UNIT - Methow Valley Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - Section 15, T35N, R23E WM. Starvation Mountain.
Whiteface Creek Aquatic Organism Passage
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  On Hold  N/A  N/A Victoria Wilkins
509-996-4063
vewilkins@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:03/2012
 
03/2012 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.
Bump Bold Salvage 2011
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/22/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 Michelle King
509-6531420
mdking02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Utilize a commercial timber sale to remove blowdown and root weakened trees in and around the Bumping Lake recreation residences
Location: UNIT - Naches Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Yakima. LEGAL - T.16N., R.12E. Sections 14,15, 22, 27. W.M. Naches Mainstem Watershed in the Bumping Lake drainage. UNIT - Naches Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Yakima.
Camp Grace Brethern Caretaker Cabin Expansion
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Karen Lindhorst
509-653-1435
klindhorst@fs.fed.us 
Description: Expansion of Caretaker's cabin at Grace Brethern Camp by adding 2 bedroom and 480 sq. ft. to the existing cabin.
Location: UNIT - Naches Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Yakima. LEGAL - T. 13 N., R. 12 E. Section 12. Grace Brethern Camp is located on the south side of Clear Lake, in the upper Tieton river drainage.
Camp Zarahemla Water Storage and Pipeline
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/07/2010  10/2010 Karen Lindhorst
509-653-1435
klindhorst@fs.fed.us 
Description: Camp Zarahemla is proposing to add a water storage tank and pipeline to their new well system in order to meet water use needs.
Location: UNIT - Naches Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Yakima. LEGAL - T. 13 N., R.12 E., Section 12. Camp Zarahemla is located on the North side of Clear Lake and the new storage tank would be located North of the 1200 Road.
Club Chelminar Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/24/2009 
Expected:03/2012
 
03/2012 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.
Frenchman's Ridge Underburn
CE
- Fuels management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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:10/2011
 
12/2011 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.
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  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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  Cancelled  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.
Yakima Valley Boat Club Special Use Permit
CE
- Special area management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/25/2008 
Expected:03/2012
 
03/2012 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:03/2012
 
03/2012 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 
Completed  Actual: 07/01/2011  10/2011 Carol Ogilvie
509-486-5119
cogilvie@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercially 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, open, 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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/06/2010 
Expected:11/2011
 
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:
NOI in Federal Register 11/26/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 06/2012 
Expected:05/2013
 
06/2013 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  Completed  Actual: 09/29/2011  04/2012 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. > 1 mile 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. Discussions with the City of Conconully for use have ended.
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.
Okanogan Highlands Alliance - Lost Lake Fence Special Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 07/07/2011  07/2011 Christina Bauman
509-486-5112
cbauman@fs.fed.us 
Description: A Special Use Permit to Okanogan Highlands Alliance for 10 years to construct and maintain a fence on NFS lands to exclude livestock from the sensitive wetlands feeding Lost Lake. Less than 1/2 acre of land will be disturbed,
Location: UNIT - Tonasket Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - SE1/4, SE1/4, Section 29; NE1/4, NE1/4 Section 32; and NW1/4, NW1/4 Section 33; Township 39 North, Range 30 East, W.M. The southern end of Lost Lake on the Tonasket Ranger District.
Tonasket SNOTEL Site Developments
CE
- Watershed management
- Special use management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Phillip Christy
509-486-5137
pchristy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install 3 additional SNOTEL sites that collect hydrometerological and climate data for purposes of water supply forecasting. They are proposed within the Toats Coulee drainage,the Bonaparte Creek drainage, and the West Fork Salmon drainage.
Location: UNIT - Tonasket Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - One is in Sectin 28, Township 39 North, Range 23 East W.M, One is in Section 30, Township 38 North, Range 30 East W.M.. The other is proposed in Section 12, Township 35 North, Range 23 East, W.M. Toats Coulee location is at Irene's Camp near Long Swamp Campground. The Bonaparte Creek location is near Pettijohn Creek. The Wet Fork Salmon is proposed off Forest Road 37700-300.
Tunk Mountain Communications Site Upgrade
CE
- Special use management
- Facility management 
Completed  Actual: 06/28/2011  07/2011 Phillip Christy
509-486-5137
pchristy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize existing communications site users install a new 80' tower (Okanogan Co 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)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33377
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 Deadhorse Canyon Powerline Access Request
CE
- Special use management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:10/2011  11/2011 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.
Chipped Monk Mechanical Piling Project
CE
- Fuels management  Completed  Actual: 06/29/2011  09/2011 Don Youkey
509-548-2580
dyoukey@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.
City of Leavenworth sewage transmission line permit issuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/30/2010 
Expected:12/2011
 
12/2011 Amelia Anthony
509-548-2573
asanthony@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a special use permit authorizing a new term for an existing sewage transmission line.
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T24N, R17E, Section 1. Line runnng under the Wenatchee River Ranger Station in Leavenworth.
Double L Maintenance CE
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:02/2012  04/2012 Cary Stock
509-548-2565
cmstock@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reducing hazardous fuel accumulation while working towards maintaining a fire resilient forest structure through broadcast burning and mechanically thinning (non-commercial) from below in previously burned areas across the District
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T27N, R17E, T26N R17-18E, T25N R17-18E, T24N R18E, T23N R17-18E, T22N, R19E T21N R19E. Wenatchee River Ranger District, District wide.
Lake Wenatchee Water Users Association Water Transmission Permit Issuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/30/2010 
Expected:12/2011
 
12/2011 Amelia Anthony
509-548-2573
asanthony@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a special use permit for a new term authorizing a existing underground water transmission line.
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T27N, R16E, Section 24. North Shore Lake Wenatchee Area, Crescent Beach Recreation Residences.
Leavenworth Nonprofit TV
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/30/2010 
Expected:12/2011
 
12/2011 Amelia Anthony
509-548-2573
asanthony@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue an permit for a new term for an existing powerline from the Leavenworth Ski Hill to the Tumwater Mountain.
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T25N, R17E, Section 35 W.M. Tumwater Mountain area.
Little Wenatchee Forest Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/09/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
11/2011 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  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/03/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
11/2011 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.
Natapoc Repeat
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:11/2011  11/2011 Cary Stock
509-548-2565
cmstock@fs.fed.us 
Description: Activities include up to an additional 150 acres of jackpot burning and broadcast burning within the Natapoc Ridge EIS project boundary
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T27N R17E Sec 34. Wenatchee River Ranger District.
Peshastin/Chumstick Road Decommissioning Project (formerly Peshastin Watershed Road Management)
EA
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/07/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
04/2012 Greer Maier
509-548-2577
gmaier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Decommission 40-50 miles of Maint.Level 1 roads to reduce risks to watershed health and move the NF road system towards an affordable and safe system for administration, utilization, and protection of NFS lands in Peshastin watershed
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35254
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T24N R17E; T24N R18E; T23N R17E; T23N R18E; T22N R18E: T26N R18E; T26N R19E; T25N R18E; T25N R19E; T25N R17E; T24N R17E. Peshastin watershed, Blewett Pass Hwy 97 to Big Y intersection with Hwy 2, Mill,Camas,Ruby,Tronsen,Magnet, FiveMile, Scotty,Shaser,Hansel,King Creeks;Chumstick: Second, Dry, Walker,East Van Crks.
Ski Hill/Freund Trails (formerly Tumwater Mountain Trails)
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/01/2008
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
04/2012 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.
South Shore Lake Wenatchee Recreation Residence Community Dock Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/30/2010 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 Amelia Anthony
509-548-2573
asanthony@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of new term permit for an existing community dock for a 25-foot boat dock onto Lake Wenatchee for six South Shore tract Recreation Residences (#27-32)
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T27N, R16E, Section 23. South Shore Summer Home Tract on Lake Wenatchee #27-32.
Special Use Permit -White River Residence
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/12/2005 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 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:10/2011
 
10/2011 Amelia Anthony
509-548-2573
asanthony@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a new special use permit for an existing 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.
Tall Timbers Homeowners Association Water transmission line and storage tank permit issuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/30/2010 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 Amelia Anthony
509-548-2573
asanthony@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a new term permit for an existing water transmission line and 20,000 gallon water storage tank to Tall Timbers Homeowners Association
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T28N, R16E, Section 17 and Section 18. Tall Timbers Homeowners up White River at Napeequa Crossing.
Washington State Dept of Fish and Wildlife Wenatchee River Smolt Trap Relocation Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:11/2011  11/2011 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
- Fuels management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Don Youkey
509-548-2580
dyoukey@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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34525
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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