Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2013 to 03/31/2013
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)  Completed  Actual: 11/28/2012  01/2013 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.
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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 06/30/2011
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/2013 
Expected:03/2015
 
03/2015 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 02/2013 
Expected:08/2013
 
10/2013 Brigitte Ranne
509-682-4941
branne@fs.fed.us 
Description: Invasive species treatment through integrated weed management methods.
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 01/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
11/2013 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
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2013 
Expected:03/2013
 
04/2013 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 01/2013 
Expected:01/2013
 
04/2013 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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
Coyote Falls Pre-commercial Thinning and Fuels Reduction
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:05/2013  07/2013 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.
Echo Ridge Summer Trails
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:02/2013  04/2013 Paul Willard
509-682-4960
pwillard@fs.fed.us 
Description: Constuct approximately 5 miles of trail using existing closed roads. Construct approximately 2 miles of new trails as "connectors". Trail system is non-motorized.
Location: UNIT - Chelan Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T28N, R22E, Sections: 1,2,9,10,11,12,13,14. Echo Ridge Recreation Trail.
Emerson Acres - PUD Electronic Transmission Line
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/12/2012 
Expected:02/2013
 
03/2013 Paul Willard
509-682-4960
pwillard@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install a new powerline on previously used corridor. Approximately 1/4 mile distance across Forest Service Land.
Location: UNIT - Chelan Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T28N, R21E, Section 10. Emerson Acres.
Fields Point Landing Temporary Barge Loading and Unloading Facility
EA
- Minerals and Geology  On Hold  N/A  N/A Paul Willard
509-682-4900
pwillard@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.
Lake Chelan Boat Company Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:06/2013  10/2013 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 foot x 67 foot dock designed to accommodate ferry docking on one side and public docking on the other side.
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 GoatMnt. and Hurrincaine Ridge Site Lease
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/27/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
02/2013 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 construction of new 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
- Research and Development  On Hold  N/A  N/A Janeen Tervo
509-784-1511
jtervo@fs.fed.us 
Description: Research: Cut brood trees (approx.1-5 trees per acre, approx. 6-26" diameter) to reduce bark beetle attacks on whitebark pine. Four 5-acre plots on a total of 20 acres would be treated.
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, possibly on Methow side of ridge also.
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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
Blewett Pass Sno-Park Expansion
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/20/2012 
Expected:03/2013
 
06/2013 Timothy Foss
509-852-1069
tfoss@fs.fed.us 
Description: Expand existing Sno-Park area by approx 1/3 acre, restore degraded meadow and restore drainage. A supplemental EA is being prepared to address altered conditions resulting from the Table Mountain Fire of 2012.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37887
Location: UNIT - Cle Elum Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Kittitas. LEGAL - Section 4, T. 21 N., R. 18 E., W.M. Blewett Pass Sno-Park on S.R. 97, Kittitas County, Washington.
Blue Creek Fish Passage FSR 9738-130
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  On Hold  N/A  N/A Kimberly Briggs
509-852-1068
kcbriggs@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace the existing upper culvert (a barrier to fish passage) on FSR 9738-130 with a 14' bottomless arch with grade contol structures.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38874
Location: UNIT - Cle Elum Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Kittitas. LEGAL - SW NW Section 22, T. 21 N., R. 17 E., W.M. Intersection of Blue Creek and FS Road 9738-130, about 1200 feet west of Highway 97 (Swauk Creek watershed).
Carlsen/Carlsen Blues
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/20/2008
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2013 
Expected:03/2013
 
05/2013 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  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Tina Mayo
509-852-1068
tmayo@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project renamed and redesigned. Please see Upper Yakima Large Wood Replenishment Project (New listing as 10.01.12, project no. 39670).
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 Outfitter and Guide EA
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/19/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
05/2013 Kimberly Larned
509-852-1062
klarned@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue Outfitter Guide Permits to 7 proponents. Proposed activities include hiking, backpacking, kayaking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, avalanche courses, snowmobiling, watercraft delivery, fly fishing, backcountry skiing/shuttle service.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37889
Location: UNIT - Cle Elum Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Kittitas. LEGAL - all sections, T. 23, 22, 21, 20 and19 N.; R. 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18 E., W.M. Cle Elum Ranger District, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.
County Fire District No. 8 Winter Access
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Patricia GarveyDarda
509-852-1029
pgarveydarda@fs.fed.us 
Description: To provide access to a fire station on private land, authorize Kittitas County Fire District No. 8 to construct, plow, and use (in winter) approximately 900 feet of new road across National Forest System land.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39479
Location: UNIT - Cle Elum Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Kittitas. LEGAL - Sec. 22, T. 21 N., R. 12 E., W.M. Crystal Springs area in the Upper Yakima River watershed.
Disposal of Felled Hazard Trees in Developed Recreation Sites (2012 through 2016)
CE
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/16/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2013 
Expected:03/2013
 
06/2013 Shan Madden
509-852-1031
smadden@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercially remove previously felled hazard trees at 17 campgrounds, 1 rental cabin, and 21 trailheads. Only logs in excess of down wood retention standards and restoration needs, and accessible from existing open roads would be removed and sold.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39481
Location: UNIT - Cle Elum Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Kittitas. LEGAL - See table in supporting document. All developed campgrounds, trailheads, and 1 rental cabin on the Cle Elum Ranger District.
Explosives Magazine for Avalanche Control on Interstate 90
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Kimberly Larned
509-852-1062
klarned@fs.fed.us 
Description: Modify an existing long-term special use permit issued to the Washington State Department of Transportation, to allow installation and use of a second explosives magazine adjacent to one already in place.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39509
Location: UNIT - Cle Elum Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Kittitas. LEGAL - Sec. 26, T. 22 N., R. 17 E., W.M. Upper Yakima River Watershed.
Forest Service Road 3300 Flood Repair
EA
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/23/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2013 
Expected:02/2013
 
07/2013 Susan Ranger
509-653-1420
mdking02@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Cle Elum Ranger District plans to analyze and repair damaged sites on the Forest Service Road 3300. Flood damaged sites are located at mile post 3.9 and 4.4.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39081
Location: UNIT - Cle Elum Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Kittitas. The project is locatedon the Cle Elum Ranger District. Forest Service Road 3300 is also known as Taneum Road.
Frenchy Thin
EA
- Forest products  On Hold  N/A  N/A John Agar
509-852-1061
jagar@fs.fed.us 
Description: Thin from below, approximately 70 acres. Treatments will require temporary use of closed road with a failed berm. Existing berm will be removed during harvest. Effective road closure will be restored after harvest .
Location: UNIT - Cle Elum Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Kittitas. LEGAL - Secs. 29 and 32, T. 22 N., R. 14 E., W.M. North of Lake Cle Elum, between Cle Elum River and Red Mountain.
Jack Creek Culvert Removal
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/16/2012 
Expected:07/2013
 
08/2013 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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32737
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).
Jungle Creek Road
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/16/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2013 
Expected:02/2013
 
04/2013 William Ehinger
509-852-1046
wehinger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Stablize a failing 600ft segment of FS Rd 9701 (the main Jungle Creek road) to a more stable location, 200 ft south of the current location and further away from Jungle Creek. Stabilize and restore the abandoned road segment.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39503
Location: UNIT - Cle Elum Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Kittitas. LEGAL - N NE Sec. 6., T. 21 N., R. 16 E., W.M. Jungle Creek, approximately 1 mile west of the North Fork Teanaway River.
Southern Star - Sanders
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/20/2007
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
05/2013 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.
Stampede Powerline Tree Disposal
CE
- Fuels management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/16/2012 
Expected:04/2013
 
06/2013 Shan Madden
509-852-1031
smadden@fs.fed.us 
Description: To reduce a fuel hazard, make felled trees under the BPA powerline available for personal use public firewood collection. Trees are located within the BPA powerline easement, and were previously felled by BPA to support powerline operations.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39506
Location: UNIT - Cle Elum Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Kittitas. LEGAL - Sec. 26, T. 21 N., R. 12 E. BPA powerline corridor south of Interstate 90, off the Stampede Pass exit.
Upper Yakima Large Wood Replenishment
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/23/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
11/2012 Kimberly Briggs
509-852-1068
kcbriggs@fs.fed.us 
Description: Enhance in-stream fish habitat and floodplain connectivity by selectively felling trees adjacent to target reaches, and moving felled trees into streams. Target reaches are located on 11 streams and rivers on the Cle Elum River District.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39670
Location: UNIT - Cle Elum Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Kittitas. LEGAL - Secs2,3,4 T23NR14E; Sec12 T21NR18E; Secs3 and 10 T21NR17E; Secs10 and 15 T21NR17E; Secs21and 22 T21NR17E; Sec23 T21NR12E; Sec 6 T21NR16E; Sec1 T21NR15E; Sec25 T19NR15E; Secs16,21,22,23 T18NR15. Selected reaches of the Cle Elum River, Iron Cr, West Fork Iron Cr, Swauk Cr, Hovey Cr, Blue Cr, Mill Cr, Mosquito Cr, Jungle Cr, West Fk Teanaway Ri, Taneum Cr, and Manastash Cr.
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 04/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
09/2013 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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.
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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 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/06/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
06/2013 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 machines where 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)  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/20/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
06/2013 Janeen Tervo
509-784-1511ext. 524
jtervo@fs.fed.us 
Description: Precommercially thin, prune, pile debris, pile burn, with 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 Box Canyon Log Relocation
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/06/2012 
Expected:02/2013
 
11/2013 Catherine Willard
509-784-1511
cwillard@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocate one log with a grip hoist that is blocking fish passage for ESA listed bull trout in Box Canyon on the Entiat River.
Location: UNIT - Entiat Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T28N, R18E, Section 12. Entiat River, Box Canyon.
Entiat River Side Channel Reconnection
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 07/03/2012  08/2012 Catherine Willard
509-784-4620
cwillard@fs.fed.us 
Description: Partially remove levy material to reconnect side channel in Entiat River.
Location: UNIT - Entiat Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T27N, R19E, Section 3. Entiat River, Entiat Ranger District.
Mad Meadows
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/06/2012 
Expected:05/2013
 
09/2013 Jesse McCarty
509-784-4700
jmccarty@fs.fed.us 
Description: Remove conifer sapplings less than 4 inches in diameter to expand the meadow area utilizing handtools or chainsaws and possibly prescribed fire. Proposal includes reintroducing beaver after treatments. Plant willow and aspen for beaver food source.
Location: UNIT - Entiat Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T28N, R17E, Sec 12. T28N, R18E, Sec 7,18,20. Upper Mad River Meadow System, Upper Mad River Subwatershed, Mad River Watershed.
Silver Falls Interpretive Trail Hazard Tree Removal
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2013 
Expected:09/2013  10/2013 Janeen Tervo
509-784-4624
jtervo@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Interpretive Trail contains numerous hazard trees and snags which pose a threat to public safety. This project would fall or otherwise mitigate (topping) the hazard trees to provide for public safety.
Location: UNIT - Entiat Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T28N, R18E, Section 2. Silver Falls Recreation Complex.
Tillicum Creek Culvert Replacement for Fish Passage
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/06/2012 
Expected:02/2013
 
08/2013 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; and will 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.
Tillicum Creek Flow Gauge
CE
- Watershed management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/06/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
08/2013 Catherine Willard
509-784-1511
cwillard@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install Department of Ecology Stream Guage which measures water flow.
Location: UNIT - Entiat Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T26N, R19E, Sections 13, 23 or 24. Tillicum Creek.
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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
EA
- Facility management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/02/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2013 
Expected:08/2013
 
10/2013 Laurie Dowie
509-996-4071
ldowie@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation of a radio repeater on the 7422' peak north of Midnight Mountain. NOTICE: Comments received during scoping resulted in the level of analysis being changed to an environmental assessment rather than a categorical exclusion.
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.
Boulder and Wolf Allotment Management Plan Revision
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/03/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2013 
Expected:09/2013
 
06/2014 John Rohrer
509-996-4001
jrohrer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Revise the allotment management plans for the Boulder and Wolf grazing allotments to reflect current management direction and address resource concerns.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40772
Location: UNIT - Methow Valley Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - T34N R20E; T34N R21E; T35N R19; T35N R20E; T36N R19E; W.M. Approximately 10 miles west and northwest of Winthrop, WA.
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 River Restoration River Miles 11.75 to 13
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/07/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2013 
Expected:03/2013
 
06/2013 Victoria Wilkins
509-996-4063
vewilkins@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improve aquatic habitats through placement of large wood,and wood jams, and off-channel habitat enhancement. As a result of scoping, the scale of the project has been reduced and the in the level of analysis was changed from an EA to a CE.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37850
Location: UNIT - Methow Valley Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - T36N, R21E, Sections13, 14, 23, 24, W.M. Approximately nine miles north of Winthrop at river miles 11.75 to 13 of the Chewuch River.
Chewuch Transportation Plan
EA
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/30/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
06/2013 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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.
Day Wireless Communication Site Lease
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/15/2012  12/2012 Laurie Dowie
509-996-4071
ldowie@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a 20-year communication site lease to Day Wireless for use of the McClure Mountain Communication Site. Installation of a prefabricated structure to house equipment at the site.
Location: UNIT - Methow Valley Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - NE1/4 Section32, T33N, R22E, W.M. Approximately three miles south of Twisp at the McClure Mountain Communication Site.
Fawn Meadow Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 10/02/2012  11/2012 John Rohrer
509-996-4001
jrohrer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restoration activities at Fawn Meadow include a cattle exclusion fence, removing logging debris and revegetation with native plants.
Location: UNIT - Methow Valley Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - T35N, R20E, Section 2, W.M. Approximately six miles northwest of Winthrop, WA in Fawn Meadow.
Goat Creek Trail Bridge Replacement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:03/2013  05/2013 Jennifer Zbyszewski
509-996-4021
jzbyszewski@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace the Goat Creek Trail Bridge. The existing structure will be removed and a new bridge constructed in the same location
Location: UNIT - Methow Valley Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - Township 36N, Range 20E, Section 32. Northwest of Winthrop Washington.
Little Bridge Kelt Weir
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:02/2013  04/2013 Jennifer Zbyszewski
509-996-4021
jzbyszewski@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation and operation of a steelhead kelt trap facility in Little Bridge Creek under a special use permit.
Location: UNIT - Methow Valley Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - Township 33N, Range 20E, Section 12, Willamette Meridian. Seven miles west of Twisp, Washington.
Methow Valley Communication District McClure Communication Site Lease
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/16/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
03/2013 Laurie Dowie
509-996-4071
ldowie@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a 20-year communication site lease to Methow Valley Communication District's for use of the McClure Mountain Communication Site.
Location: UNIT - Methow Valley Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - NE1/4 Section 32, T33N, R22E, W.M. McClure Mountain communication site approximately 3 miles south of Twisp.
Methow Valley Special Forest Products
EA
- Forest products  On Hold  N/A  N/A Victoria Wilkins
509-996-4063
vewilkins@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 County Public Works Communication Site Lease
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/15/2012  11/2012 Laurie Dowie
509-996-4071
ldowie@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a new 20-year communication site lease to Okanogan County Public Works for use of the McClure Mountain Communication Site. Addition of a generator and propane tank at the site for backup use.
Location: UNIT - Methow Valley Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - T33N, R22E, Section 32. McClure Mountain communication site approximately 3 miles south of Twisp.
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.
South Summit Forest and Fuels
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:10/2013  01/2014 Victoria Wilkins
509-996-4063
vewilkins@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest health, timber stand improvement, hazardous fuels reduction and road system management. NOTE: Formerly Frazer Forest and Fuels. The project area has been expanded to include South Summit and the name has changed.
Location: UNIT - Methow Valley Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - T33N, R23E, W.M. Frazer Creek area near the Loup Loup Summit.
Whiteface Creek Aquatic Organism Passage
CE
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Victoria Wilkins
509-996-4063
vewilkins@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project has been cancelled due to absence of funding.
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.
Zinn Land Exchange
CE
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/31/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2013 
Expected:03/2013
 
06/2013 Victoria Wilkins
509-996-4063
vewilkins@fs.fed.us 
Description: Exchange approximately 14 acres of land in federal ownership for approximately 29 acres of private land containing high quality riparian habitat
Location: UNIT - Methow Valley Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - T33N, R20E, Section 16, W.M. Approximately 10 miles west of Twisp in the Upper Twist 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  On Hold  N/A  N/A Karen Lindhorst
509-653-1434
klindhorst@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a new permit to the Bear Cove Boat Club.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=24131
Location: UNIT - Naches Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Yakima. LEGAL - T13N, R13E, Sec. 11, WM. Naches Ranger District near Rimrock Lake.
Benton Rural Electric Associations (Benton REA) Clear Creek Rebuild Project
EA
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2013 
Expected:11/2013  02/2014 Karen Lindhorst
509-653-1435
klindhorst@fs.fed.us 
Description: Rebuild the powerline which begins approximately 1 mile west from the intersection of Clear Lake Road 1200-840 and the 1200 road. The projet area spans west past the end of the road and across Clear Creek.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37675
Location: UNIT - Naches Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Yakima. LEGAL - T. 13 N., R. 12 E., Sections 2-4. Clear Creek west of Clear Lake, Naches Washington.
Club Chelminar Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Karen Lindhorst
509-653-1434
klindhorst@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue an existing club a special use permit for a new term.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=24135
Location: UNIT - Naches Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Yakima. LEGAL - T14N, R14E, S30 &31, WM. Naches Ranger District near Rimrock Lake.
Forest Service Road 1501 Flood Repair
EA
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/23/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2013 
Expected:02/2013
 
07/2013 Susan Ranger
509-653-1420
mdking02@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Naches Ranger District is planning to analyze and repair the damaged road at mile post 0.5 and 2.0.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39077
Location: UNIT - Naches Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Yakima. Naches Ranger District, Little Rattlesnake River.
Forest Service Road 1901 Flood Repair
CE
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/23/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2013 
Expected:02/2013
 
07/2013 Michelle King
509-6531420
mdking02@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Naches Ranger District is planning to analyze and repair the damaged portions of Forest Service Road 1901. The damaged sites are at mile post 6.9 and 7.2.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39078
Location: UNIT - Naches Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Kittitas. The project is located on the Naches Ranger District. Forest Service Road (FSR) 1901 connects to the Little Naches Road (FSR 1900).
Forest Service Road System 1700 Flood Repair
EA
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/23/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2013 
Expected:02/2013
 
07/2013 Susan Ranger
509-653-1420
mdking02@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Naches Ranger District plans to analyze and repair multiple damaged sites within the Forest Service Road (FSR) System 1700. Flood damaged sites are located on FSR 1700-416, 1702, 1702-550, 1703, 1704, and 1708.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39082
Location: UNIT - Naches Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Kittitas, Yakima. The project locations are located on the Naches Ranger District. The FSR System 1700 is located east of the Naches River and includes sites on FSR 1700, 1702, 1703, 1704, and 1708.
Indian Creek Corral Livestock Area Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/13/2009 
Expected:06/2013
 
09/2013 Karen Lindhorst
509-653-1435
klindhorst@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a new permit for an existing livestock area permit
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=26142
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 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
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=26139
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.
Naches Outfitter and Guide Permits
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/16/2012 
Expected:12/2014
 
02/2015 Karen Lindhorst
509-653-1435
klindhorst@fs.fed.us 
Description: Outfitting and guiding opportunies on the Naches R D will be reviewed for environmental effects. The analysis will include all types of O/G including pack stock use, fishing, rafting, snowmobiling, environmental education and mushroom gathering.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37672
Location: UNIT - Naches Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Kittitas, Yakima. Naches Ranger District.
Nelli Restoration Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/20/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2013 
Expected:03/2013
 
04/2013 James Bailey
509-653-1479
jwbailey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Activities include harvesting mid- and understory trees, thining and pruning of under- and mid-story vegetation , treating created fuels, and underburning of natural fuels. Also includes road, and trail managment projects
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38522
Location: UNIT - Naches Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Yakima. LEGAL - Portions of T. 16 N., R. 14 E.; T. 16 N., R. 15 E.; T. 15 N., R. 14 E. Project area encompassess 11,769 acres in the Nile Creek, Rattlesnake Creek, Orr Creek, Dry Creek, and the Naile Mill Site areas.
Yakima Valley Boat Club Special Use Permit
CE
- Special area management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=23110
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  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 club for a new term.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=24138
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
Accessible Fishing Docks Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:05/2013  06/2013 Elizabeth Peterson
509-486-5111
ejpeterson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct 4 accessible fishing docks at Lost, Beaver, Beth, and Crawfish Lakes and refurbish the existing Bonaparte Lake dock over a period of 5 years.
Location: UNIT - Tonasket Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - S. 32, T. 35 N., R. 29 E.; S. 17, T. 38 N., R. 30 E.; and S. 23, 24, 25 & 28, T. 39 N., R. 30 E., W.M. Lost, Beth, Beaver, Crawfish and Bonaparte Lakes, Five Lakes and Crawfish Lakes areas on the Tonasket Ranger District.
BART Cluster Grazing Analysis
EIS
- Grazing management  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 11/23/2012
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
06/2013 Christina Bauman
509-486-5112
cbauman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Review and evaluate livestock grazing activites on the Bannon, Aeneas, Revis, & Tunk allotments. Revise the management plans to reflect current direction. An EIS will be completed for this project.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38873
Location: UNIT - Tonasket Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - Township 35 North, Ranges 28, 29, & 30 East, and T. 36 North, Ranges 28, 29, & 30 East. W.M. This project is located between the Colville Reservation on the south and Highway 20 on the north, Tunk Mountain on the West and Bailey Mountain on the east.
Buckhorn Exploration Project 2010
EIS
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 11/26/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2014 
Expected:01/2015
 
02/2015 Victoria Wilkins
509-996-4063
buckhornexploration@fs.fed.us 
Description: Allow Echo Bay Exploration to drill up to 965 exploration holes at 675 sites and construct up to 72 miles of temporary access roads.Up to 507 acres of total disturbance on BLM, DNR, private and FS lands (300 acres on FS) in a 9,170 acre project area.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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.
Clackamas Trail Reroute
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/05/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2013 
Expected:02/2013
 
06/2013 Elizabeth Peterson
509-486-5111
ejpeterson@fs.fed.us 
Description:  Reroute sections of the trail around seasonally wet areas and cliffs to eliminate a steep portion and to prevent erosion. The trail is a proposed component of Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail, thus will not be a motorized trail.
Location: UNIT - Tonasket Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - Township 37 North, Range 31 East, Sections 3, 10, 22, and 27 and Township 38 North, Range 31 East, Section 35, W.M. Clackamas Mountain area north of Highway 20 near the Okanogan and Ferry County bondary.
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
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/08/2007
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2013 
Expected:03/2013
 
05/2013 Phillip Christy
509-486-5137
pchristy@fs.fed.us 
Description: The structure would be removed from the site. It is surplus to FS needs. The propsal is for the structure to go to the National Lookout Foundation or a similar organization.
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.
Crawfish Restoration Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/27/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
07/2013 Paul Nash
509-486-5153
pwnash@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reduce crown densities, ladder fuels, and ground fuels on dry sites to reduce potential high intensity fires and maintain late and old structure,Release aspen clones from conifer competition; . Up to 5049 acres of treatments. Possible road closures.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37458
Location: UNIT - Tonasket Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - Township 35 North, Range 29 East, Sections 8-11, 14-17, 20-29, & 32-36; Township 36 North, Range 29 East, section 31; and Township 36 North, Range 28 East, Section 36. The Crawfish Restoration assessment area consists of the upper reaches of Aeneas Creek, Lost Creek, Tunk Creek, and the Chewiliken Creek drainages.
Highlands Snow Hut
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/20/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2013 
Expected:08/2013
 
09/2013 Christina Bauman
509-486-5137
pchristy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Highlands Nordic Ski Club proposes to construct a 16' X 20' temporary, wood, warming hut with wood burning stove near the junctions of Forest Roads 3230-260 and 3230-265. The structure will be used during months that SnoParks are valid.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40776
Location: UNIT - Tonasket Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - S1/2, Section 7, Township 38 North, Range 29 East, W.M. The location is near Havillah, WA near the Highlands SnoPark at the junctions of Forest Roads 3230-260 and 3230-265.
NWSDA Dog Sled Race
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 11/14/2012  01/2013 Phillip Christy
509-486-5137
pchristy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a new 10-year special use permit (2013-2022) to the Northwest Sled Dog Association to utilize National Forest roads and snowmobile trails in the vicinity of Conconully for a race in January of each year. This race has been conducted since 200
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38896
Location: UNIT - Tonasket Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - Townships 34, 35, & 36 North, Range 24 East, and Township 36 North, Range 25 East, W.M. In the vicinity of the City of Conconully in Okanogan County, Washington. Forest Road Systems 3700, 3800, and 4200.
Tonasket SNOTEL Site Developments
CE
- Watershed management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/20/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2013 
Expected:08/2013
 
09/2013 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 the Toats Coulee drainage,the Bonaparte Creek drainage, and the West Fork Salmon drainage.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33376
Location: UNIT - Tonasket Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - Section 28, Township 39 North, Range 23 East W.M, Section 30, Township 38 North, Range 30 East W.M.. 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.
Washington State Patrol Communications Site Upgrade
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/20/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2013 
Expected:02/2013
 
06/2013 Christina Bauman
509-486-5137
pchristy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improve the Washington State Patrol existing communications facility at the Tunk Mountain Communications Site by removing the existing generator fuel tank and replacing it with a new equipment shelter in the same location.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40777
Location: UNIT - Tonasket Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - Section 8, Township 35 North, Range 29 East, W.M. The facility is located at the Tunk Mountain Communications Site on Tunk Mountain outside of .
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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
BPA Merritt Communication Site Improvement
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:03/2013  05/2013 Amelia Anthony
509-548-2573
asanthony@fs.fed.us 
Description: Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) proposes to replace the current radio building and propane tank with upgraded facilities within the same construction footprint at Merritt communication site
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T26N, R16E, Sec 2. Round Mountain Comm Site.
Boundary Butte Fuels Reduction Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:04/2013  05/2013 Michael Mueller
509-548-2583
mmueller@fs.fed.us 
Description: Hazardous fuel reduction within the Rat Creek fire boundary that includes non-commercial thinning, piling, pile burning, jackpot burning and underburning for fuels reduction maintenance and rare plant habitat restoration
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - Legal T24N, R17E Secs.25-27, 34, 36; T26N, R18E Secs.19, 30, 31; T23N, R17E Secs. 1-2, 10, 12; T23N, R18E Secs. 6, 8, 17.W.M. Boundary Butte area.
Chelan County PUD Deadhorse Canyon Powerline Access Request
CE
- Special use management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/27/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2013 
Expected:02/2013
 
06/2013 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 Powerline Extension
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2013 
Expected:05/2013  07/2013 Amelia Anthony
509-548-2573
asanthony@fs.fed.us 
Description: Chelan County PUD will install approximately 200 feet of new buried powerline along an existing line to the Lake Wenatchee Sewage Treatment Plant. New line would service a parcel just north of the existing line.
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T27N, R17E, Section 27. Lake Wenatchee area near junction of SR 207 and Beaver Valley Highway.
City of Leavenworth sewage transmission line permit issuance
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Lake Wenatchee Water District Reservoir and Pipeline Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2013 
Expected:05/2013  08/2013 Amelia Anthony
509-548-2573
asanthony@fs.fed.us 
Description: The newly formed Lake Wenatchee Water District proposes to replace an older water reservoir, construct 470' of access road to reservoir, install 200' of pipeline and replace 600' of existing water transmission line on N. Shore Dr.
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - Parts of T27N, R16E Sections 13 and 24 and T27N, R17E, Sec 18, W.M. North Shore of Lake Wenatchee, north and west of Whispering Pines development.
Leavenworth Nonprofit TV
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
McKenzie - Beverly 115Kv Electric Transmission Line Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/01/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2013 
Expected:03/2013
 
04/2013 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.
Mission Area Prescribed Maintenance Burning Project
CE
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:06/2013  09/2013 Don Youkey
509-548-2580
dyoukey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Hazardous fuel reduction within previously burned areas that includes non-commercial thinning, piling, pile burning, jackpot burning and underburning
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - Legal T21N R19E Secs.11, 12; T22N R19E Secs.4, 9, 10 14-17, 20-22, 27-29; T23N R19E Sec. 34. W.M. Beehive to HorseLake Mountain Area.
Natapoc Repeat
CE
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:06/2013  06/2013 Cary Stock
509-548-2565
cmstock@fs.fed.us 
Description: Activities include up to an additional 450 acres of jackpot pile 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 and 35; T26N R17E Secs.2,3,10,11,14. Wenatchee River Ranger District.
Ski Hill/Freund Trails (formerly Tumwater Mountain Trails)
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/01/2008
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2013 
Expected:02/2013
 
05/2013 Michael Mueller
509-548-2583
mmueller@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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2013 
Expected:05/2013  06/2013 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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Upper Whitepine Restoration
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:08/2013  07/2014 Richard Vacirca
509-664-9361
rvacirca@fs.fed.us 
Description: Enhance instream fish habitat and floodplain connectivity by relocation/removal of infrastructure in floodplain
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T.26N, R16E., Sections 4 and 5. Nason Creek from Merritt to Whitepine Road.
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