Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2011 to 09/30/2011
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, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
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
Gypsy Moth Management in the United States: A Cooperative Approach
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/19/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 Noel Schneeberger
610-557-4121
nschneeberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: The USDA Forest Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are analyzing a range of strategies for controlling gypsy moth damage to forests and trees in the United States.
Web Link:  http://www.na.fs.fed.us/wv/eis/
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/25/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
12/2011 Larry Hayden
202-205-1559
lhayden@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Department of Agriculture proposes to promulgate a new planning rule, which will set out the process for development, revision, and amendment of National Forest System land management plans.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/planningrule
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Agency-wide Rule.
Nationwide Aerial Application of Fire Retardant on National Forest System Lands.
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/27/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 Glen Stein
208-869-5405
gstein@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service will prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement for the continued nationwide aerial application of fire retardant on National Forest System lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/retardant/index.html
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
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R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Cascade Crossing Transmission Project
EIS
- Special use management  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 06/01/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 03/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
08/2012 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
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 01/28/2011 
Expected:03/2012
 
12/2012 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 598 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, Middle Fork 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.
Union Pacific Railroad Fiberoptic Installation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:07/2011  09/2011 Shari Monson
541-782-5243
smonson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Union Pacific Railroad requests a Special Use Permit to install fiberoptic cable conduits on the Middle Fork RD (Willamette NF) and Crescent RD (Deschutes NF).
Location: UNIT - Crescent Ranger District, Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Klamath, Lane. Along the Union Pacific Railroad on the Middle Fork (Willamette NF) and Crescent (Deschutes NF) Ranger Districts.
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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 
Completed  Actual: 09/19/2010  07/2011 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33444
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 5Ĺ E. Sec. 1, W.M. Willamette National Forest.
North Santiam Sportsman Club
CE
- Recreation management
- Special area management
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 04/14/2011  07/2011 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, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R6 - Pacific Northwest Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Qwest Communication Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/07/2005 
Expected:07/2011
 
09/2011 Shari Monson
541-225-6424
smonson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Qwest Corporation requests renewal of the permit for telephone trunk lines on the McKenzie River and Middle Fork Ranger Districts.
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District, McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. Middle Fork RD: Hway 58 and turnklines in Oakridge and Westfir. McKenzie River RD: Hwy 126, Hwy 242, and FS Road 19.
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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  Completed  Actual: 04/11/2011  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.
2011 Recreation and Administrative Sites Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project
CE
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:07/2011  07/2011 Christopher Donaldson
503-854-3225
cdonaldson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Increase the defensible space around dispersed recreation and administration sites across the zone by reducing fuel accumulations adjacent to these structures or managed areas making point protection easier in the event of a large landscape fire.
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn, Marion. District wide.
Bachelor Bear Project
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/22/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
06/2012 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33606
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
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/03/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
06/2011 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 Lake State Park Improvements
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/04/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 Penny Keen
503-854-4202
pkeen@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department has varies projects planned the next three to five years.
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn, Marion. Detroit Lake State Park and Mongold Day Use Area.
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.
Hazard Tree Removal for Road Maintenance and Travel Safety and firewood creation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:11/2011  01/2012 Ross Scrocca
503-854-3895
rscrocca@fs.fed.us 
Description: Manual removal of standing dead hazard trees within 150' of road prism along district roads for the purpose of road maintenance, travel safety and firewood creation.
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn, Marion. Detroit Ranger District, within 150' of road prism along open travel routes throughout the district.
Highway 22 Roadside Hazardous Fuels Reduction
CE
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/04/2011 
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.
Huntís Creek Culvert Removal
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/04/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 Brandon Haraughty
503-854-4222
bharaughty@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace the metal culverts located along the length of Huntís Creek Trail #3440 with native rock step-down drains.
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn, Marion. Huntís Creek Trail #3440.
Kopetski and Little North Santiam Trail Bridge Planning and Recon
CE
- 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 
Completed  Actual: 05/12/2011
05/12/2011 
08/2011 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.
Marion Creek Road Storage and Decommissioning Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Land management planning
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:01/2012  06/2012 Darren Cross
503-854-4212
dmcross@fs.fed.us 
Description: The intent of the project is to reduce maintenance costs as budgets decline and hydrologically stabilize roads to reduce impacts to water quality within the Marion Creek Watershed.
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn, Marion. Roads in the Marion Creek 6th field watershed including portions of the 2257, 2255, and 2253 road systems.
McCoy Motorized Area Development/Improvement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:07/2011  08/2011 Bradford Peterson
503-854-3894
bcpeterson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improvement of staging area (kiosk, porta toilet, resurfacing gravel), sign installation, road brushing, road sweeping.
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn, Marion. Greater Road system between Hwy 22 and Hwy 46 west of Mt. Jefferson Wilderness Boundary.
North Santiam large wood restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/06/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 Darrin Neff
503-854-4219
daneff@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project will improve 2.4 miles of habitat in the North Santiam River Watershed including 0.5 miles in Horn Creek, 2.0 miles in Marion Creek and 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
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:09/2011  10/2011 Steve Sappington
503-854-4221
ssappington@fs.fed.us 
Description: Remove culverts from up to 10 miles of system trail within the Opal Creek Wilderness. Trail is decomissioned system road.
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.
Private Road Special Use Permits
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/26/2010 
Expected:06/2011
 
06/2011 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
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/11/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
10/2011 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  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/16/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 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.
Temple Lk Trail Reroute
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/19/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
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 Ĺ, Sec.4. This project is located in close proximity to Temple Lake.
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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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed  Actual: 04/18/2011  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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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.
242 Danger Tree Removal
CE
- Forest products
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/28/2010 
Expected:02/2011
 
03/2011 Shadie Nimer
541-822-7271
snimer@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would remove dead and dying danger trees along a six mile segment on Highway 242. Also, an eight acre stand with intensive root disease will be treated by removing infected and host species for the disease.
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T.16S, R.6E, Section 13-14, 24 and T.16S, R.7E, Section 19-21; W.M.; Lane County, Oregon. Six mile segment located on Highway 242.
Big Hoodoo Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:01/2012  06/2012 Kevin Moran
541-822-7255
kmoran@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of this project is to improve forest conditions and reduce hazardous fuels in the Hoodoo/Big Lake area by salvaging dead lodgepole pine and commercially thinning on approx. 2,180 acres in the Santiam Pass area.
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - T13S R7E Sec.ís 24,25, 36; T13S R7.5E Sec.ís 21-28, 33-36; T14S R7E Sec. 1; T14S R7.5E Sec.ís 1-4, 9-11. Santiam Pass area south of Hwy 20, in and around Hoodoo Ski Area and Big Lake.
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.
Bunchgrass Boughs
CE
- Forest products  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:05/2011  06/2011 Shadie Nimer
541-822-7271
snimer@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Bunchgrass Boughs project would remove approximately 128 tons (256,000 pounds) of coniferous boughs over 411 acres.
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - T14S, R6E Section 22,23,26-28,34,35. Forest Service Roads 2655, 2655510, 2655511, and 2655515.
Cabin Improvement, Delta B, Lot #5
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:07/2011  07/2011 Denise Mercer
541-822-7209
dmercer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Repair existing decking and add approximately 145 square feet of deck to total approximately 350 total square feet.
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - Delta B Residence Tract, Lot #5 at 54826 King Rd. T. 16 S., R. 5 E., Sec. 20 W.M.
Cabin Improvements, Hoodoo, Lot #4
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:07/2011  08/2011 Denise Mercer
541-822-7209
dmercer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improvements to the cabin include the replacement/repair of foundation, addition to existing cabin, building a new storage shed, repair or replacement of out-house, adding a new deck with steps, replace roof and other minor improvements.
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - Hoodoo Recreation Residence Tract, Lot #4 on FR 2690. T. 13 S., R. 7 Ĺ E., Sec. 26 W.M.
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 ≤7Ē 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 ≤7Ē 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.
Flat Country Beargrass
CE
- Forest products  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/13/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
04/2011 Shadie Nimer
541-822-7271
snimer@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would remove two hundred tons (400,000 pounds) of beargrass over 20,370 acres under contracts and permits.
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane, Linn. LEGAL - T14S, R7E, Sec. 31-33; T15S,R6E, Sec. 1,12,19,24,25,28,35,36; T15S,R7E, Sec. 3-9, 15-22, 27-34; T16S,R6E, Sec. 1,2,11,12,13; T16S,R7E, Sec. 4-9, 16-18; W.M.; Lane County, OR. Upper McKenzie Watershed, in an area bordered by Forest roads 2647, 2649, 2649-640, 2664, and Hwy 126.
Horse Creek
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/23/2011 
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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33667
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.
Norse Thin
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:06/2011  07/2011 Shadie Nimer
541-822-7271
snimer@fs.fed.us 
Description: To commercially thin approximately 70 acres in a 50-year old stand using ground base equipment.
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T15S, R6E, Section 25; T15S, R7E, Section 30; W.M. Located off the Boulder Creek road 2653 and 2653724.
Olallie Creek Passage Improvement And Gravel Augmentation
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Road 19 Engine Fill Site
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Facility management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/12/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 Mei Lantz
541-822-7250
mlantz@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would install a well with a high capacity pump, an overhead fill station, standpipe for side fill, electric power connections, and a few bollards. The site would be utilized by the wildland fire protection agencies and increase safety.
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T16S R5E Sec 19. The site would be located off of F.S. Road 19 just south fo the bridge over McKenzie River.
Robinson Boughs
CE
- Forest products  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:05/2011  06/2011 Shadie Nimer
541-822-7271
snimer@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Robinson Boughs project would remove approximately fifty tons (100,000 pounds) of coniferious boughs over 172 acres, under a three-year commercial contract.
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - T 14S, R7E Section 34; T15S,R7E Section 2-3. Forest Service roads 2664, 2664520, and 2664524.
Scott Creek Summer Home Danger Tree Removal
CE
- Forest products
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 04/05/2011  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  Completed  Actual: 03/10/2011  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 Ĺ E., Sec. 26 W.M. Hoodoo Recreation Residence Tract, Lot #15 on FR 2690.
Upper McKenzie Lane Electric Power Improvements
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:10/2011  11/2011 Denise Mercer
541-822-7209
dmercer@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project is for the maintenance, construction & operation of an underground electric distribution line running from the intersection of Hwy 126 and the McKenzie River Ranger District. Includes area within the administrative sites of Horse Creek.
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - Along hwy 126 and Horse Creek Roads. T. 15 S., R. 5 E., Sec. 13 W.M.; T. 15 S., R. 5 E., Sec. 13 W.M.: T. 16 S., R. 6 E., Sec. 17 W.M.: T. 1s S., R. 6 E., Sec. 18 W.M.
Upper McKenzie Rural Water Coop Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 03/03/2011  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
2011 Middle Fork Ranger District Salvage
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 04/27/2011  05/2011 John Poet
541-937-2129
jpoet@fs.fed.us 
Description: Salvage of downed trees from the March 13, 2011 windstorm. Approximately 200,000 bd. ft of blown down timber would be salvaged in two separate salvage sales located along roads and in campgounds in Fall Creek and Middle Fork Willamette drainages.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35962
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. Black Canyon, Broken Bowl, Bedrock, and Puma Campgrounds and adjacent to Fall Creek Road #18.
BPA Ė Hills Creek Pole Replacement Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:07/2011  08/2011 Shari Monson
541-225-6424
smonson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Two poles installed on the BPA powerline between Oakridge and Hills Creek Dam in 1962 have major decay and need to be replaced. In addition, BPA needs to re-open the spur roads that access the line in order to improve response time for line outages.
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T21S, R3E, Section 22. On the BPA powerline between Oakridge and Hills Creek Dam.
Calapooya Meadow Restoration II
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2011 
Expected:12/2011  07/2012 Molly Juillerat
541-782-5350
mjuillerat@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restore and make meadows on the Calapooya Divide more resistant to fire and climate change. Includes whipfelling trees 10" diameter and less, removing invasive plants, prescribed fire, and placing boulders or fencing to restrict off-road access.
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. Upper Middle Fork Watershed meadows (exact locations to be identified).
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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/16/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
09/2011 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
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=22889
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.
District Stand Density Management, Conifer Pruning, and Pine/Grass Habitat Management in Plantations
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2011 
Expected:10/2011  06/2012 Ray Holk
541-782-5354
rholk@fs.fed.us 
Description: Stand density management and conifer pruning in young plantations. In the Staley Cr. area, thinned trees will be pulled into streams. Treatments will be designed to enhance pine/grass habitat in plantations dominated by native pines and grasses.
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. Young plantations district-wide. Tree-pulling into streams will occur in Staley Creek area. The pine/grass plantations are located in the Hills Cr. Reservoir and Upper M. Fork Willamette watersheds.
GOATS Ride Center
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/09/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
09/2011 Brian McGinley
541-367-9234
bmcginley@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Greater Oakridge Area Trail Stewards (GOATS) has secured federal funding to implement projects to promote mountain biking in and around Oakridge/Westfir. Projects include: trail extension, trail maintenance, install flush toilets and info kiosk.
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. Various locations in and around Oakridge. Some sites are on City of Oakridge property and some are on National Forest.
Hardesty Mtn Trailhead Reconstruction
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/09/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
03/2012 Karl Dietzler
541-782-5338
kdietzler@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.
Jobs in Priority Watersheds - Respect the River Phase 2
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:10/2011  03/2012 Lisa Kurian
541-782-5312
lkurian@fs.fed.us 
Description: Second phase of planning for the Respect the River program on the district, located along the Upper Middle Fork Willamette River and Staley Creek. The project will minimize resource impacts at dispersed campsites and improve riparian health.
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. Upper Middle Fork Willamette River corridor (upstream of Coal Creek and Middle Fork confluence) and Staley Creek.
Johnny Salvage
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/18/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
08/2011 John Poet
541-937-2129
jpoet@fs.fed.us 
Description: Salvage of trees blown down during the March 13th, 2011 windstorm. Area to be salvaged is approximately 4 acres in General Forest allocation in the Fall Creek drainage.
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T18S, R2E, Sections 26, 27, 33, and 34. West and east sides of Forest Road 1818 about 0.1 mile off Forest Road 18 in the Fall Creek drainage.
McCredie Hot Springs Day Use
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:09/2011  03/2012 Karl Dietzler
541-782-5338
kdietzler@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 Campground Toilet Replacement 2011
CE
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Sheri Cameron
541-782-2283, 541-782-5358 (direct)
srcameron@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replacement of total of ten vault toilets at various locations on the district, including Packard Cr, Blue Pool, and Camper's Flat campgounds. Nine of the toilets will be replaced in the original footprint, one will be constructed in a new location.
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. Various locations on the district including Packard Cr,, Blue Pool, and Camper's Flat campgrounds.
Middle Fork Closed Road Stabilization Treatments
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:07/2011  07/2011 Kenneth Barbee
541-782-5233
kbarbee02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approx. 20 miles of already closed roads to be placed in a hydrologically stable storage condition, using various treatments. This project is now being analyzed as a non-documented C.E. and will not have a Decision Memo.
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. Upper Middle Fork Willamette and Hills Creek Reservoir watersheds, south of Oakridge, OR.
Oregon Trappers Association Special Use Permit Renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special area management
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:06/2011  08/2011 Shari Monson
541-782-5243
smonson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Oregon Trappers Association requests renewal of expiring permit for the Annual Waldo Lake Rendezvous, for a term of five years.
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T22S, R6 1/2 E, Section 6. Shadow Bay Campground group sites.
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 1,000 acres yielding about 13.5 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
- Recreation management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/08/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 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
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34352
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.
South Salmon Trail Reroutes
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/14/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
10/2011 Kevin Rowell
541-782-5305
karowell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocating two sections of South Salmon Trail (# 4365) to replace sections lost during winter flooding and to avoid constructing a complex bridge over Salmon Creek.
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T21S, R3E, Sec 13&14; T21S, R4E, Sec 7. South side of Salmon Creek.
Tumblebug Fire Roadside Treatment Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/03/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
09/2011 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32741
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 Willamette Watershed Action Plan Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/16/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
08/2011 Mike Sheehan
541-782-5206
msheehan02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Stream restoration work in the Upper Middle Fork Willamette River watershed. Placement of 1100 pieces of large wood in Swift, Staley, and Echo Crks. for bull trout and salmon habitat. Three fish passage structures in Windfall, Coal, and Maple Crks.
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T24S, R4E, Sec. 15, 19, 22, 27, 29, and 32; T23S, R5E, Sec. 29 and 31; T23S, R3E Sec. 4; T25S, R3E, Sec. 2; and T24S, R3E, Sec. 13. Upper Middle Fork Willamette River watershed.
Windfall Creek Culvert Replacement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Brandy Langum
541-782-5253
blangum@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Windfall Cr. culvert is a mgration barrier to fish. The project would replce the culvert with a stream simulation design structure to provide fish pasage and meet the flow needs of a 100-year flood event.
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. 12 miles southeast of Oakridge on FS Road 2117 at Windfall Creek.
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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
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/02/2011 
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 06/2011 
Expected:07/2011  08/2011 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).
Cougar Rock Huckleberry Restoration Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special area management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/30/2010 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 Ken Loree
541-367-9239
kloree@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improve light conditions for huckleberry production in the Cougar Rock Special Interest Area by girdling up to 100 trees/ac. and retaining 200 trees/ac. after treatment and/or pruning the lower live limbs up to 6 feet from the ground.
Location: UNIT - Sweet Home Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - T12S, R4E, Section 34. Cougar Rock Special Interest Area.
Echo Moutain Meadow Enhancement
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/04/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
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 on about 300 acres of 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
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:05/2011  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 - T15S R4E SEC28. Calapooia.
House Rock Day Use Area Rehabilitation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:06/2011  06/2011 Jonathan Meier
541-367-3557
jmeier02@fs.fed.us 
Description: House Rock Day Use Area was altered by high water event this winter. Restore floodplain/riparian area by planting trees, native grasses/plants, build buck and pole fence to control traffic, and build new trail to access river.
Location: UNIT - Sweet Home Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - T 13 S, R 5 E, Section 32. House Rock Campground/Day Use Area.
Huss Bough
CE
- Forest products  Completed  Actual: 05/09/2011  09/2011 Lindsay Anderson
541-367-3485
landerson02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercially harvest about 54 tons of conifer boughs on 220 acres of 10-30 year-old plantations. Boughs would be removed from up to half of the length of the tree branch on the bottom half of the tree.
Location: UNIT - Sweet Home Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - T13S, R5E, Sections 22, 24, 26 and 35. South Santiam and Middle Santiam Watersheds.
Iron Mountain Toilet Replacement
CE
- Facility management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/02/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
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.
Lodgepole Flats Forest Plan Amendment #54
EA
- Land management planning  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/02/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
09/2011 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 Management Area to a Special Habitat Management Area. This is a Forest Plan revision.
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.
Longbow Organizational Site Wastewater Sump Installation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:06/2011  06/2011 Jonathan Meier
541-367-3557
jmeier02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation of new wastewater sump to protect water quality and improve public service. Will involve Installation of pipe and drain field. Trench will be dug from sink in shelter to restroom facility. Approx. 10 x 10 drain field to be installed.
Location: UNIT - Sweet Home Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - T 13 S, R 4 E, Section 31. Longbow Organizational Site.
Maude Creek Trail Bridge Reconsturction
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:06/2011  07/2011 Bradford Peterson
503-854-3894
bcpeterson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Maude Creek bridge located on the Crescent Mtn. trail will be reconstructed in the same footprint as the former bridge. Reconstruction will involve felling of 1 or 2 Douglas-firs for use as sill logs and bridge stringers.
Location: UNIT - Sweet Home Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - T13S, R6E, Section 14. On the Crescent Mountain trail #3384 at the intersection with Maude Creek.
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
- Forest products  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:06/2012  07/2012 Anita Leach
541-367-9218
agleach@fs.fed.us 
Description: Timber stand management on approximately 1500 acres of managed stands and 1000 acres of fire-originated stands in order to improve stand health, vigor and complexity.
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
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/21/2010 
Expected:07/2011
 
08/2011 Nanci Curtis
541-367-3285
ncurtis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fuels reduction within 150-200 ft of Highway 20 between MP 65 (roughly Tombstone Pass) and MP 69 (Hacklemanm Ck Rd. turnoff). Treatments intermittent where needed. Thin trees less than 7" DBH, pruning, hand piling prune, burn, chip, whip felling
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).
Trail Bough
CE
- Forest products  Completed  Actual: 05/10/2011  09/2011 Lindsay Anderson
541-367-3485
landerson02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Harvest approx. 95 tons of conifer bough harvest on 560 acres of 10-30 year-old plantations using tipping or removal of up to half of the length of the tree branch from the bottom half of the tree.
Location: UNIT - Sweet Home Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - T12S, R6E, Sections 15-17, 20-22, 28, 29 and 32. T13S, R6E, Sections 4, 8, 9, 15 and 17. Middle Santiam Watershed.
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