Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2011 to 03/31/2011
Willamette 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, Willamette National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Willamette National Forest,  Detroit Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Willamette National Forest,  McKenzie River Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Willamette National Forest,  Middle Fork Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Willamette National Forest,  Sweet Home Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

Projects Occurring Nationwide  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 12/18/2009
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2010 
Expected:11/2011
 
12/2011 Larry Hayden
202-205-1559
lhayden@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Department of Agriculture proposes to promulgate a new planning rule, which will set out the process for development, revision, and amendment of National Forest System land management plans.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/planningrule
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Agency-wide Rule.
Nationwide Aerial Application of Fire Retardant on National Forest System Lands.
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/27/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 Glen Stein
208-869-5405
gstein@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service will prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement for the continued nationwide aerial application of fire retardant on National Forest System lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/retardant/index.html
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
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R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Cascade Crossing Transmission Project
EIS
- Special use management  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 06/01/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 08/2011 
Expected:03/2012
 
06/2012 Kristy Boscheinen
503-668-1645
kboscheinen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Portland General Electric is proposing to construct, maintain, and operate a 500 kv single- and double-circuit transmission line that would cross 25.7 miles of the Mt. Hood and Willamette National Forests.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32537
Location: UNIT - Clackamas River Ranger District, Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas, Marion. South end of MHNF and north end of Willamette NF. From Warm Springs Res. boundary to Detroit, then to west boundary of Willamette NF.
Cougar Bluffs Land Exchange
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Land ownership management  Developing Proposal
Est. Notice of Initiation 01/2011 
Expected:09/2011  09/2012 Scott Elefritz
541-957-3437
selefritz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Exchange of 280 privately owned acres within the Cougar Bluffs Inventoried Roadless Area for an equal value of land within a 589 acre area administered by the U.S. Forest Service
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34644
Location: UNIT - Tiller Ranger District, North Umpqua Ranger District, Sweet Home Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - Land to be aquired T26S, R1W, Sec. 11, 12; Land to be exchanged: T27S, R1W, Sec. 20; T27S, R2W, Sec. 10, 12, 22; T32S, R2W, Sec. 12; T20S, R3E, Sec. 35; Willamette Meridian. Cougar Bluffs Inventoried Roadless Area.
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Willamette 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
2010 NRCS SNOTEL Permit Reissuance and Site Installation
CE
- Watershed management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/03/2010 
Expected:08/2010
 
09/2011 Shari Monson
541-225-6424
smonson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest proposes to re-issue Special Use Permit WIL67 to the NRCS for the continued operation of 12 existing SNOTEL Monitoring sites. 2 additional sites will be added to the permit and Soil moisture sensor added at an existing site.
Location: UNIT - Willamette National Forest All Units. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane, Linn. LEGAL - T. 14 S., R 6 E. Sec. 28, W.M.:T. 15 S., R 5 E. Sec. 1, W.M. Willamette National Forest.
North Santiam Sportsman Club
CE
- Recreation management
- Special area management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/13/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
01/2011 Penny Keen
503-854-4202
pkeen@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Special Use Authorization has expired and needs to be reissued. No new facilities or improvements are proposed. No ground disturbance.
Location: UNIT - Willamette National Forest All Units. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn, Marion. LEGAL - T 10 S, R 5 E, sec 12. The North Santiam Sportsman Club is located off the Blowout Road # 10 on the south side of Detroit Reservoir.
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Willamette National Forest,   Detroit 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
2011 Bough Sales and 2011 Beargrass Sale
CE
- Forest products  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:04/2011  10/2011 Ross Scrocca
503-854-3895
rscrocca@fs.fed.us 
Description: Bough harvest on approx 1039 acres in the Whitewater, Pamelia and Straight Creek watersheds. Beargrass harvest on approx 400 acres within the Marion Creek and Lower Blowout Creek watersheds.
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn, Marion. LEGAL - T 10 S, R 4 E; T 11 S R 7 E; T 12 S, R 7 E. Whitewater, Detroit Reservoir/Kinney Crk and Straight Creek Watersheds.
Bachelor Bear Project
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:10/2011  12/2011 Lynise Medley
503-854-4228
lmedley@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project is proposed to commercially thin about 1500 acres of young second growth forests to enhance the growth and structural complexity of timber stands and complete hazardous fuels reduction on 225 acres.
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn, Marion. LEGAL - T9S, R6E, sec 33-36; T9S, R7E sec 31; T10S, R6E, sec 1-5, 7-11, 13-39, 33-36; T10S R7E sec 5-8, 18-20, 28-33; T11S R6E sec 1,2,4,11-13; T11S, R7E sec 3-10. the project area is bounded by Coopers Ridge to the west, Bachelor Mtn to the south, Boulder Ridge to the north and Hwy 22 to the east.
City of Detroit Water System Update
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:01/2011  04/2011 Penny Keen
503-854-4202
pkeen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fence to be installed around water building on Breitenbush Rd. Install emergency drainline from water storage tank.
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn, Marion. LEGAL - T10S, R5E, sec 1; T9S, R5E, sec 36. Breitenbush Rd.
Detroit Lakeshore Stablization and Habitat Enhancement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Dave Halemeier
503-854-4217
dhalemeier@fs.fed.us 
Description: To help reduce erosion and enhance fish habitat, this project will place boulders and large wood in four key spots along the lakeshore (Santiam Flats, Kane's Marina, Piety Island and Detroit Flats).
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Marion. Detroit Lake area, Detroit, OR.
Highway 22 Roadside Hazardous Fuels Reduction
CE
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011  09/2011 Nanci Curtis
541-367-3285
ncurtis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Understory fuel break adjacent to highway 22. Treatments include whip felling, pruning, chipping, hand piling and pile burning within 200 feet on east side of the road.
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn, Marion. One mile north of the Santiam junction along highway 22 corridor (milepost 80) to junction of 2267 (milepost 76) and highway 22.
Kopetski and Little North Santiam Trail Bridge Planning and Recon
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:10/2012  06/2013 Bradford Peterson
503-854-3894
bcpeterson@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will address trail bridge maintenance and replacements on the Little North Santiam River(LNS) and the Kopetski Trails in the Opal Creek Scenic recreation Area.
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn, Marion. LEGAL - T 8, R 4, sec 34; T 8 , R5, sec 28; T 8, R 5, sec 33. LNS trail, Little Cedar Ck. crossing. Kopetski Trail at Opal Crossing to east side of Opal Crk.
Margie Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/02/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2011 
Expected:02/2011
 
06/2011 Lynise Medley
503-854-4228
lmedley@fs.fed.us 
Description:  The project proposed to commercially thin about 1200 acres of young second growth forests to enhance the growth and structural complexity of timber stands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30795
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn, Marion. LEGAL - T9S, R5E, Sections 27-35 and T10S, R5E, Sections 2-5, 7-10 and 15-19. the project area is bounded by Hall Ridge to the west, Detroit Lake to the south, the Opal Creek Scenic Recreation Area and Wilderness to the north and the French Creek Road (Road 2223) to the east.
North Santiam large wood restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:05/2011  07/2011 Darren Cross
503-854-4212
dmcross@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project will improve 4.5 miles of habitat in the North Santiam River Watershed including 0.5 miles in Horn Creek, 0.4 miles in Marion Creek and 4.8 miles in the North Santiam River. The project will also improve riparian stand conditions.
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - T11 S, R7 E section 16. Detroit Ranger District.
Opal Creek Wilderness Road Decommisioning
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:07/2011  09/2011 Steve Sappington
503-854-4221
ssappington@fs.fed.us 
Description: Remove up to 10 miles of system road fro Opal Creek Wilserness.
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn, Marion. LEGAL - T9S, R5E, Section 16; T8S, R5E and Sections 2, 26, 27, 28 and 35. Road Section 1: Spur off of the 2207 road in T9S, R5E, Section 16 Road section 2: 2209 road from Jawbone Flats and trail 3399.
Opal Lake Trail Reroute
CE
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Brandon Haraughty
503-854-4222
bharaughty@fs.fed.us 
Description: The puropse of the trail reroute on Opal Lake trail # 3372 is to replace a trail routed up the fall line of a slope to a trail routed at a less erosive grade along the contours of the slope.
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn, Marion. LEGAL - T 9S, R 5E section 17. Detroit Ranger District.
Private Road Special Use Permits
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/26/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
01/2011 Penny Keen
503-854-4202
pkeen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Permits have expired and need to be reissued. These are all existing roads, no new ground disturbance.
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn, Marion. Various locations on Detroit Ranger District.
Respect the River- Dispersed recreation Site Management and Education
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:06/2011  09/2011 Darren Cross
503-854-4212
dmcross@fs.fed.us 
Description: Treat approximately 20 dispersed recreation sites on French Creek and the South shore of Detroit Lake.
Web Link:  http://fs.fed.us/rtr/
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn, Marion. French Creek and South shore Detroit Lake.
Santiam Flats Restroom Installation
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:03/2011  04/2011 Josh Weathers
503-854-3226
jweathers@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project is for the installation of a single, concrete CXT restroom at Santiam Flast Campground. This project will reduce the overloaded capacity needs for sanitary facilities at this campground, providing for better health and safety for the public.
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Marion. LEGAL - T 10 S, R 6 E, sec 18. Santiam Flats Campground.
Swallow Lake Trail Reroute
CE
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Brandon Haraughty
503-854-4222
bharaughty@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of the trail reroute on Swallow Lake Trail # 3488 is to replace a trail routed up the fall line of the slope to a trail routed at a less erosive grade along the contours of the slope.
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn, Marion. LEGAL - T 12S, R 8E sections 5 and 6. Detroit Ranger District.
Temple Lk Trail Reroute
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:08/2011  09/2011 Bradford Peterson
503-854-3894
bcpeterson@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will involve the reroute of the Temple Lk trail to providelong term drainage stability.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/rtr/
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn, Marion. LEGAL - T,12, R.7 , Sec.4. This project is located in close proximity to Temple Lake.
Tumble Lake Trail Reroute
CE
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Brandon Haraughty
503-854-4222
bharaughty@fs.fed.us 
Description: The pursose of the trail reroute on Tumble Lake Trail # 3379 is to replace a trail along an old, excessively steep dozerline to a trail routed at a less erosive grade along the contours of the slope.
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Marion. LEGAL - T 10S, R 5E, section 32. Detroit Ranger District, Tumble Lake Trail # 3379.
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Willamette National Forest,   McKenzie 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
2011 Precommercial Thinning and Conifer Pruning
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:04/2011  05/2011 Kevin Moran
541-822-3381
kmoran@fs.fed.us 
Description: Young conifer thinning of approx. 715ac. to maintain and improve stand health and vigor. Conifer pruning of approx. 155ac. to improve wood quality.
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane, Linn. LEGAL - T14S R6E, T14S R7E, T15S R4E, T15S R6E, T15S R7E, T16S R6E, T17S R3E, T18S R4E, T18S R5E. McKenzie River Ranger District, Lane and Linn counties, Oregon.
2011 Wildlife Tree Down Wood, and Cavity Creation on McKenzie River RD
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:03/2011  09/2011 Penny Harris
541-822-7265
pjharris@fs.fed.us 
Description: Wildlife tree creation on 1013 trees within 9 stands; fall 430 trees for down wood within 3 stands
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane, Linn. LEGAL - T 15S R 7E Sec 5, 7, 18, 19 & 20; T 15S R 6E Sec 13; T16S R6E Sec 13; T16S R 7E Sec 5 & 31. McKenzie River Ranger District : Line and Lane County.
Big Lake Youth Camp Master Plan
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/03/2004
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
08/2011 Sandra Ratliff
541-822-7238
sratliff@fs.fed.us 
Description: The McKenzie River RD and the Big Lake Youth Camp Cooperator proposes to develop and approve a long-term master plan. The proposal includes a permit boundary expansion which requires a non-significant amendment to the Willamette Forest Plan.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=10960
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - T14S, R7E, Sec. 11;W.M. Big Lake Youth Camp, located south of U.S. Highway 20 on Big Lake Road, in the Santiam Pass area.
Blue River Schools Fuels Reduction
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Brenda Hallmark
541-822-7244
bhallmark@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fire management is proposing wildland/urban interface (WUI) hazardous fuels reduction on approximately 100 acres of USFS lands adjacent to private property behind McKenzie Schools in Blue River, OR.
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T16S R4E, Sec. 19, 20, and 30. Land adjacent to private property behind McKenzie Schools in Blue River, OR.
Clear Lake WUI Fuels Reduction
CE
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/01/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
07/2011 Mei Lantz
541-822-7250
mlantz@fs.fed.us 
Description: A 110 acre Wildland/Urban Interface (WUI) fuels reduction is proposed between Clear Lake and Hwy 126. Trees and brush ≤7 dbh will be thinned to enhance defensible space around the resort, facility out-buildings, and access roads.
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - T14S R7E Sec 8; W.M. Between Clear Lake and Hwy 126.
Fish Lake Historic Preservation and Compound Protection
CE
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/01/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
08/2011 Mei Lantz
541-822-7250
mlantz@fs.fed.us 
Description: A 53 acre wildland/urban interface (WUI) vegetation thin at the Fish Lake Remount Depot and Work Center is proposed. Thinning of ≤7 dbh trees and brush is proposed to create a defensible space around the compound.
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - T13S R7E; Sec 29, 30, 31, 32. Fish Lake Area.
Horse Creek
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:07/2011  05/2012 Brenda Hallmark
541-822-7244
bhallmark@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project proposes: 1) Commercially harvest approximately 2,000 acres (Heavy Thin, Moderate Thin, Gaps, Dominant Tree Release, and Skips); 2) Non-commercial fuels thinning treatments and sugar pine realease treatments; 3) Decommission/Close roads.
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T 16S R 5E Sec: 1-5, 9-16, 24; T 16S R 6E Sec: 3-11, 13-25; T 16S R 7E Sec: 18, 19, and 30. The Horse Creek 5th field watershed and part of the Lost Creek 6th field sub-watershed. Primarily accessed by Foley Ridge and Horse Creek Roads.
Middle McKenzie River Side Channel Enhancements
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2009 
Expected:10/2010
 
10/2010 Ray Rivera
541-822-7208
rrivera@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to add large woody material to 9 potential side channels between the confluence of Frissell Creek downstream to Quartz Creek.
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - Between the confluence of Frissell Creek downstream to Quartz Creek. T15S R6E, Secs. 14, 15, 17, 23, 24, 28, 35.
Olallie Creek Passage Improvement And Gravel Augmentation
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2009 
Expected:10/2010
 
07/2011 Ray Rivera
541-822-7208
rrivera@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposal is to add small boulders to the channel downstream of the passage culvert to modify flow patterns in order to improve bull trout passage. It is located at the stream crossing of Olallie Creek and Highway 126.
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - T15S R6E, Sec. 13. At the stream crossing of Olallie Creek and Highway 126.
Qwest Communication Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/07/2005 
Expected:11/2010
 
12/2010 Shari Monson
541-225-6424
smonson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue a Special Use Permit for the right-of-way for phone lines on the McKenzie River.
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T.16S, R.3E; T.16S, R.4E; T.16S, R.5E; T.16S, R.6E; T.16S, R.7E; T.15S, R.5E; T.15S, R.6E; W.M. McKenzie River Ranger District.
Scott Creek Summer Home Danger Tree Removal
CE
- Forest products
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:11/2010  04/2011 Shadie Nimer
541-822-7271
snimer@fs.fed.us 
Description: The McKenzie River Ranger District proposes to remove approximately 25 dead and dying trees that are adjacent to road 2600-560. The dead and dying trees pose a hazard to the residents of the Scott Creek summer homes.
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T16S R6E Sec 1. Area of Scott Creek summer homes, adjacent to road 2600-560.
Summer Home Improvements, Hoodoo, Lot #15
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2010 
Expected:08/2011
 
09/2011 Denise Mercer
541-822-7224
dmercer@fs.fed.us 
Description: The replacement of the septic system, installation of a well with transmission lines to the house, building a new outbuilding NTE 130 square feet, adding a new deck, and other minor improvements.
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - T. 13 S., R. 7 E., Sec. 26 W.M. Hoodoo Recreation Residence Tract, Lot #15 on FR 2690.
Upper McKenzie Rural Water Coop Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
02/2011 Denise Mercer
541-822-7224
dmercer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue the Upper McKenzie Rural Water Cooperative, INC special use permit to maintain and utilize a well, well house and 5600 feet of distribution lines to 41 residences in the Delta Rd area of McKenzie Bridge, Oregon.
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T. 16 S., R. 5 E., Sec. 16 W.M. McKenzie Bridge Area.
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Willamette National Forest,   Middle Fork 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
Calapooya Divide Meadow Restoration
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/04/2010 
Expected:10/2011
Actual: 04/28/2010 
11/2011 Molly Juillerat
541-782-5350
mjuillerat@fs.fed.us 
Description: Removal of trees and shrubs that are encroaching on meadows on the Calapooya Divide. Methods include; hand cutting trees (<12"dbh) and shrubs, scattering, piling, burning, or leaving slash, weed treatments (manual and/or chemical), and seeding.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=27460
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas, Lane. LEGAL - T22S, R2E, Section 15, T23S, R2E, Sections 10,11,14,15,22,23, and T24S, R3E Section 33, and T25S, R3E Sections 3,4 ,9,15. The project would take place along the Calapooya Divide on the Middle Fork District of the Willamette National Forest.
Chalk Parker Biodiversity Enhancement Project
EA
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/13/2007
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2011 
Expected:03/2011
 
05/2011 Tim Bailey
541-782-5248
tbailey01@fs.fed.us 
Description: 4,600 acres of commercial thinning in managed young stands, special habitat restoration and maintence on 266 acres, 60 miles of road maintence and 95 miles of road closure, fuels reduction, and wildlife forage enhancment
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - Township 19 South, Ranges 3, 4, and 5 East, Willamette Meridian. The North Fork of the Middle Fork of the Willamette River fifth-field watershed, about 8 miles north of the City of Westfir.
Gold Lake Bog RNA Boundary Adjustment
EA
- Research  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/24/2010 
Expected:09/2010
 
10/2010 Joseph Doerr
541-225-6433
jdoerr@fs.fed.us 
Description: Expand the existing boundary for Gold Lake Bog Research Natural Area (RNA), from about 415 to 656 acres. This expansion will incorporate the springs and wetlands that support the unique flora and fauna for scientific study.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31774
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T22 S, R6E, Sections 20, 21, 28, 29, 30. Middle Fork Ranger District; West Fir Oregon; Lane County.
Hardesty Mtn Trailhead Reconstruction
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2011 
Expected:05/2011  06/2011 Brian McGinley
541-782-5210
bmcginley@fs.fed.us 
Description: The existing parking lot will be reconstructed with day use improvements added. Improvements to the parking area will help manage traffic flow and local resource impacts. Facility improvements will include toilets, signs, picnic tables.
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T20S, R1E, Section 11. Parking area for day visitors along Hwy 58 that serves as a trailhead for the Hardesty Mtn trail, about 9 miles east of Lowell.
McCredie Hot Springs Day Use
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2011 
Expected:05/2011  06/2011 Brian McGinley
541-782-5210
bmcginley@fs.fed.us 
Description: The existing parking lot will be reconstructed with day use improvements added. Improvements to the parking area will help manage traffic flow and local resource impacts. Facility improvements will include toilets, signs, picnic tables.
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T21S, R4E, Section 36. Parking area for day visitors along Hwy 58 that serves visitors to McCredie Hot Springs, about 8 miles east of Oakridge.
Middle Fork Closed Road Stabilization Treatments
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2011 
Expected:03/2011  04/2011 Eric Ornberg
541-782-5217
eornberg@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approx. 20 miles of already closed roads to be placed in a hydrologically stable condition. Treatments could include installing waterbars, ditch cleaning, sidecast pull-back, road sub-soiling, lowering fill height over culverts, culvert removal.
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. Upper Middle Fork Willamette and Hills Creek Reservoir watersheds, south of Oakridge, OR.
Noisy and Found Creeks Culvert Replacement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 10/04/2010  08/2012 Doug Larson
541-782-5332
dlarson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The culverts on Noisy and Found Creeks will be replaced to accomodate fish passage for all life stages of fish and aquatic organisms.
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T24S, R4E , Sections 11 and 12. Both culverts are located on FS Road 2100 in the Upper Middle Fork Willamette River watershed.
Pioneer Gulch Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/25/2008
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2012 
Expected:03/2012
 
10/2012 Eric Ornberg
541-782-5217
eornberg@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project proposes timber harvest on about 1,500 acres yielding about 20 mmbf. The project includes road maintenance and closures, big game forage enhancements activities, non-harvest fuel treatments, and fish habitat improvements.
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T24S, R5E, Sections 1-36, T25S, R5E Sections 1-16, T25S, R5 1/2E Sections 4-11 and 13-23. Pioneer Gulch and Paddy's Valley in the Upper Middle Fork of the Willamette River watershed.
Respect the River
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:03/2011  05/2011 Lisa Kurian
541-782-5312
lkurian@fs.fed.us 
Description: Resource damage will be repaired at dispersed campsites along the Middle Fork Willamette River by providing a riparian buffer, planting native vegetation, subsoiling compacted soils, deterring enlargement of dispersed sites, and posting signs
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. The activity area will be the first 39 dispersed campsites along the upper Middle Fork Willamette River from Bingham Bridge to Deadhorse Creek.
Salt-Salmon Fuels Treatment Project
CE
- Fuels management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jose Mercado
541-782-5259
jemercado@fs.fed.us 
Description: Understory fuel break adjacent to Roads 5871 and 2404. Treatments will include commercial harvest of conifers >7" where economically viable, whip felling conifers < 7", pruning, and pile burning within 600 ft on both sides of the road.
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. Five miles east of Oakridge along the 5871 and 2404 road corridor from Salt Cr. to Salmon Cr.
Tumblebug Fire Roadside Treatment Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/28/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
05/2011 Tim Bailey
541-782-5248
tbailey01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Removal of trees along certain roads within the 2009 Tumblebug Fire which were killed by the fire and pose future safety risk to road users. Merchantable tree removal on approximately 475 acres. Hazard tree felling on approximately 400 acres.
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. Within 200 ft. above and 100 ft. below all or portions of roads 2144, 2143, 2143308, 2143311, 2144305, and 2144370.
Upper Middle Fork Watershed Restoration and Road Closure Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/29/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
04/2011 Eric Ornberg
541-782-5217
eornberg@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approximately 132 miles of road are proposed for closure treatments to alleviate resource risk in the Upper Middle Fork Willamette River and Hills Cr. Reservoir watersheds. Most roads would be stored for future use, and a few roads decommissioned.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31716
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. Upper Middle Fork Willamette River and Hills Creek Reservoir watersheds.
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Willamette National Forest,   Sweet Home 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
Browder Ridge Trailhead Relocation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:07/2011  09/2011 Jonathan Meier
541-367-3557
jmeier02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improve beginning of old spur road adjacent road 15 to accommodate 5 to 7 cars. Construct about 1/2 mile of trail to link new trailhead to existing trail. Rehabilitate old trailhead to limit erosion and prevent parking. Install gate at 1500-080 rd
Location: UNIT - Sweet Home Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - T14S, R6E, Sections 6 and 7, Willamette Meridian, Linn County, Oregon. Approximately 34 miles east of Sweet Home. Forest road 15 as accessed from Highway 20. Approx. 2.4 miles down road 15 is where new trailhead will be built. Old trailhead on 15-080 road.
Canyon Owl Steelhead Habitat Improvement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2010 
Expected:05/2011  07/2011 Kimberly Briggs
541-367-3492
kcbriggs@fs.fed.us 
Description: Large wood placement in Canyon and Owl Creeks and adjacent riparian areas.
Location: UNIT - Sweet Home Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. South Santiam Watershed (Canyon and Owl Creek Subwatersheds).
Canyon Thin
EA
- Forest products  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/11/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
06/2011 Anita Leach
541-367-3538
agleach@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercial thinning in about 1300 acres of 40-60 year old managed stands and 1000 acres of 90-120 year-old natural stands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=23188
Location: UNIT - Sweet Home Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - T14S, R3E, Sec. 1 and 12; T 13S, R4E, Sec. 31 and 32; T 14S, R4E, Sec. 5-8, 22-28, and 31-36; T 15S, R4E, Sec. 1-9. Canyon Creek.
Echo Moutain Meadow Enhancement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:01/2011  09/2011 Alice Smith
541-367-9215
acsmith@fs.fed.us 
Description: Used prescribed fire to burn tree islands and individual trees that are encroaching on the meadow.
Location: UNIT - Sweet Home Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - T13S, R6E, Section 28, 29, 32 and 33. Echo Mountain.
Gold Hill Abandoned Mine Closure 2011
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:03/2011  08/2011 Robb Ginn
541-367-5168
rginn@fs.fed.us 
Description: An abandoned mine will be closed for public safety through installation and construction of a steel grate in accordance with the bat friendly specifications.
Location: UNIT - Sweet Home Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - MER 33 T15S R4E SEC28 SW. Forest Service Rd 2810/692.
Iron Mountain Toilet Replacement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Facility management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:04/2011  08/2011 Jonathan Meier
541-367-3557
jmeier02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Remove old pit toilet that is currently at the trailhead and replace with a single CXT-style enclosed pit toilet
Location: UNIT - Sweet Home Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - T13S, R5E, Section 36. Iron Mountain.
Little Boulder Hydro. Road Stabilization Project
CE
- Watershed management  Completed  Actual: 11/10/2010  07/2012 Lance Gatchell
541-367-3628
lgatchell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Remove culverts and fills to hydrologically stabilize an abandoned road
Location: UNIT - Sweet Home Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - T 13 S, R 4 E, Sections 33 and 34. South Santiam Watershed.
Lodgepole Flats Meadow Restoration and Forest Plan Amendment
EA
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Tiffany Young
541-367-3963
tayoung@fs.fed.us 
Description: Meadow restoration and change Forest Plan allocation from semi-primitive non-motorized dispersed reacreation (MA 10E) to special wildlife habtiat area (MA 9D).
Location: UNIT - Sweet Home Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - T13S, R7E, Sections 5-8. Upper McKenzie Watershed.
Lodgepole Flats Meadow Restoration and Forest Plan Amendment #54
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Land management planning  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/02/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2011 
Expected:02/2011
 
05/2011 Tiffany Young
928-368-5111
tayoung@fs.fed.us 
Description: (Minor revision to name of project). The project proposes to change the north section of Park Creek Semi-primitive Nonmotorized Dispersed Recreation area to a Special Habitat Area. Also will accomplish meadow restoration project at Lodgepole Flats.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34422
Location: UNIT - Sweet Home Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - T 13S, R 7 E, Sections 5-8. Upper McKenzie Watershed.
Middle Bough Sales
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:02/2011  10/2011 Ken Loree
541-367-9239
kloree@fs.fed.us 
Description: Bough harvest using hand tools only. Bough removal would be allowed on up to 1/2 the branch length and up to half the height of the conifer trees. Bough harvest would occur on approximately 300 acres of 15-30 year-old managed stands. Two sales.
Location: UNIT - Sweet Home Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - T12S, R5E, Sec 24 and 25; T12S, R6E, Sec. 10, 30 and 32; T13S, R5E, Sec. 26 and 35; T13S, R6E, Sec. 4, 8, 9,18, 20 and 24. Middle Santiam Watershed.
Precommercial Thinning and Tree Pruning, Vegetation Release and Browse Cutback
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:04/2011  10/2011 Sue Crowder
503-854-4364
sjcrowder@fs.fed.us 
Description: Precommercial thinning and tree pruning to occur on approximately 3,000 acres of 10-25 year old conifer stands within the Calapooia, Quartzville, South Santiam, Middle Santiam and Upper McKenzie watersheds of the Willamette River Basin.
Location: UNIT - Sweet Home Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - District-wide. Sweet Home Ranger District.
Soda Joe
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:06/2012  07/2012 Anita Leach
541-367-9218
agleach@fs.fed.us 
Description: Thin about 1800 acres of managed stands and about 2100 acres of fire-regenerated stands.
Location: UNIT - Sweet Home Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - T13S, R4E, Sec 11, 13, 14, and 36; T13S, R5E Sec. 4-6, 14-16, 18, 29, 33; T14S, R5E, Section 1-4, 8-17, and 20; T14S, R6E, Sec 7-8, 17-18. South Santiam watershed.
Sweet Home Scenic Byway Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project
CE
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/21/2010 
Expected:03/2011
 
05/2011 Nanci Curtis
541-367-3285
ncurtis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fuels reduction project within 150 ft of Highway 20 between MP 65 (roughly Tombstone Pass) and MP 69 (Hacklemanm Ck Rd. turnoff). Treatments will occur intermittently where needed. Thin trees less than 7" DBH, pruning, hand piling and pile burning
Location: UNIT - Sweet Home Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - T13S, R6E, Sections 31-34. Along highway 20 corridor starting at mile post 65 (Tombstone Pass) heading east to milepost 69 (Hackleman Creek).
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