Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2012 to 03/31/2012
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, 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 12/2011 
Expected:03/2012
 
01/2013 Noel Schneeberger
610-557-4121
nschneeberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: The USDA Forest Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are analyzing a range of strategies for controlling gypsy moth damage to forests and trees in the United States.
Web Link:  http://www.na.fs.fed.us/wv/eis/
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
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:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/13/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2011 
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 01/2013 
Expected:11/2013
 
05/2014 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/nepa_project_exp.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:
Scoping Start 01/28/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2011 
Expected:04/2012
 
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/nepa_project_exp.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
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36296
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, 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:02/2012
 
04/2012 Shari Monson
541-782-5243
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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=13842
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 Recreation and Administrative Sites Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project
CE
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:03/2012  06/2012 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.
2012 Bough/Bear Grass Sales Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:04/2012  06/2012 Sue Crowder
503-854-4364
sjcrowder@fs.fed.us 
Description: Bough harvest hand tools only on approx 600 acres of 15-35 year old conifer stands. Bear grass harvest hand tools only on approx 400 acres of timber and reproductive conifer stands.
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn, Marion. LEGAL - T. 11 S., R. 5 E., Sec 16 - 23; T. 11 S., R. 6 E., Sec 34; T. 10 S., R. 6 E., Sec 32; _ T. 11 S., R. 7 E., Sec 23, 24 and 25; T. 10 S., R. 7 E., Sec 5, 6, 7 and 8. Willamette National forest Detroit Ranger District.
Bachelor Bear Project
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/22/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
06/2013 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Buck Bough/Bear Grass Restoration Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:04/2012  06/2012 Sue Crowder
503-854-4364
sjcrowder@fs.fed.us 
Description: Bough and Bear Grass Harvesting to occur on approx 70 acres of approx 30 year old conifer stands within the Upper North Santiam River Watershed.
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - T. 11 S., R. 6 E.; Sec 22, 26, 27, 34 and 35. Detroit RD on the Willamette NF, reforestation stands along Straight Ck Rd 22-11-875 and 22-2236-220 road.
City of Detroit Water System Update
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/03/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
01/2012 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 Recreation Enchancement and Shoreline Restoration Design Project
EA
- Land management planning
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/15/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
09/2012 Dani Pavoni
503-854-4208
dpavoni@fs.fed.us 
Description: A conceptual design plan would be developed for Detroit Flats, Santiam Fland and Peity Island that incorporates resource restroation needs while enhancing recreation that benefits local tourism.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/willamette/detroitlake-project
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Marion. LEGAL - Detroit Flats - T10S, R5E, Sec 1; Piety Island - T10S, R5E, Sec. 11; Santiam Flats - T10S, R6E, sec 17. All sites are adjacent to or within 2 miles of the City of Detroit Oregon at Detroit Lake.
Detroit Lake State Park Improvements
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/04/2011 
Expected:06/2012
 
06/2012 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.
Hazard Tree Removal for Road Maintenance and Travel Safety and firewood creation
CE
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/14/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
02/2012 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:02/2012
 
05/2012 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
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/18/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
06/2012 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 12/2011 
Expected:03/2012
Actual: 05/12/2011 
05/2012 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. Decision was withdrawn on August 12, 2011. New decision is expected in March 2012.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.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
- Land management planning
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/20/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2013 
Expected:03/2013
 
06/2013 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.
Marion Forks Fish Hatchery Improvements
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special area management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:09/2012  05/2013 Jonathan Meier
541-367-3557
jmeier02@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project aims to make the Marion Forks Hatchery safer to enter by widening the entrance and adding new signing. There will be other improvements to the area, including converting the lower camping area to a day use area and nature trail.
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - T11S, R7E, Sec 22. Mile post 66 on Highway 22, Marion Forks, Oregon.
McCoy Motorized Area Development/Improvement
CE
- Recreation management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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.
Opal Creek Wilderness Road Decommisioning
CE
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Michael Howard
503-854-4234
mdhoward@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.
Precommercial Thinning, Tree Pruning, Post and Pole Removal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:05/2012  06/2012 Sue Crowder
503-854-4364
sjcrowder@fs.fed.us 
Description: Precommercial Thinning, Tree Pruning, Post and Pole removal to occur on approx 5500 acres of 15 - 35 year old conifer stands.
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn, Marion. District Wide.
Private Road Special Use Permits
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/26/2010 
Expected:03/2012
 
03/2012 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:07/2012
 
09/2012 Darrin Neff
503-854-4219
daneff@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.
Special Forest Products Harvest and Removal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:05/2012  06/2012 Sue Crowder
503-854-4364
sjcrowder@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal is for the harvest and collection of Special Forest Products for the uses of Floral/Landscaping products, Christmas Season products, Furniture/building products and edibles/medicinal.
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn, Marion. Project is located on the Detroit Ranger District, Willamette National Forest. Project areas are located throughout the District.
Temple Lk Trail Reroute
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 11/02/2011  11/2011 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.
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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
2012 Precommercial Thinning and Conifer Pruning
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:04/2012  05/2012 Kevin Moran
541-822-7255
kmoran@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approximately 350 acres of young conifer thinning to maintain and improve stand health and vigor. Conifer pruning of approximately 150 acres to improve wood quality.
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane, Linn. LEGAL - T14S R6E Sec.25; T15S R6E Sec.3, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21; T15S R7E Sec.9, 31, 32; T16S R7E Sec. 28, 29. McKenzie River Ranger District, Lane and Linn counties, Oregon.
242 Danger Tree Removal
CE
- Forest products
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 10/04/2011  11/2011 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
- 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.s 24,25, 36; T13S R7.5E Sec.s 21-28, 33-36; T14S R7E Sec. 1; T14S R7.5E Sec.s 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Cabin Improvements, Hoodoo, Lot #4
CE
- 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 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 ≤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.
Dulce
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/04/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
06/2012 Shadie Nimer
541-822-7271
snimer@fs.fed.us 
Description: To commercially thin approximately 40 acres in a 50-year old stand using ground base equipment
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - Section 12; T15S, R6E; and Section 7; T15S, R7E; W.M. Linn Co. Located on Forest roads 2600722 and 2600720.
Fish Lake Historic Preservation and Compound Protection
CE
- Fuels management  Completed  Actual: 10/14/2011  11/2011 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.
Norse Thin
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 11/21/2011  08/2012 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
- Facility management  Completed  Actual: 06/29/2011  10/2011 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  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/13/2011 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 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.
Summer Home Improvements, Delta A Lot #32
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:03/2012  04/2012 Denise Mercer
541-822-7224
dmercer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Remove a small storage shed and build a new storage shed not-to-exceed 130 square feet.
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T 16S, R 5E, Sec 16 W.M. 55351 Delta Rd, McKenzie Bridge, OR 97413.
Upper McKenzie Lane Electric Power Improvements
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:03/2012  04/2012 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 - 1) McKenzie Hwy T16S, R6E Sec. 17, 18, W.M. and T16S R5E Sec 13; 2) Horse Creek T 16S, R5E Sec. 13,14,23,24, W.M.; 3) Lower Delta T 16S, R6E Sec. 14,15,16,21,22,23,24, W.M. Along hwy 126 and Horse Creek Roads.
Wildlife Habitat Enhancement Projects 2012
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Completed  Actual: 11/16/2011  04/2012 Penny Harris
541-822-7265
pjharris@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will be a browse cutbakc on approximately 392 acres in 14 stands. Cutting will consists of cutting shrubs such as vine maple, deerbrush ceanothus, and willow. This project will also create 2-4 acres of openings for early seral habitat.
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane, Linn. LEGAL - T15S R5E Sec 2, 10, 11, 15, 16, and 21; T15S R6E Sec 25; T15S R7E Sec 19 and 30; T16S R6E Sec 12 and 36 T16S R5E Sec 31. McKenzie River Ranger District, Lane and Linn counties, Oregon.
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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 Meadow Restoration II
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:07/2012  08/2012 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36215
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. Upper Middle Fork Watershed meadows (exact locations to be identified).
District Stand Density Management, Conifer Pruning, and Pine/Grass Habitat Management in Plantations
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2012 
Expected:03/2012  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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36232
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.
Firewise Treatments (ODF)
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management  Completed  Actual: 12/01/2011  11/2011 Jose Mercado
541-782-2283
jemercado@fs.fed.us 
Description: The allowance of the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) to implement fuels treatments on a small portion of FS Land (.4 acres) near the Marconi residence adjacent to private land where ODF is implementing firewise projects around private land.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37564
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - Township 21 South, Range 3 East, section 18 SWSW. National Forest Land adjacent to and west of 46851 La Duke Road, Westfir OR.
Flat Creek Houses Demolition Project
EA
- Facility management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:04/2012  05/2012 Kenneth Barbee
541-782-5233
kbarbee02@fs.fed.us 
Description: There are 3 Houses and 2 garages at the Flat Creek Work Center in Oakridge that are no longer habitable, are in disrepair, and need to be demolished. The houses are eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36953
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T21S, R3E, Section 14. Flat Creek Work Center, 1.5 miles east of Oakridge.
GOATS Ride Center
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/09/2011 
Expected:02/2012
 
03/2012 Brian McGinley
541-782-5210
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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35210
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:12/2011
 
05/2012 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=29851
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
- Recreation management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2012 
Expected:05/2012  06/2012 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36277
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.
McCredie Hot Springs Day Use
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/13/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
05/2012 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=29014
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.
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 03/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
10/2014 Eric Ornberg
541-782-5217
eornberg@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project proposes timber harvest on about 940 acres yielding about 12.7 mmbf. The project includes road maintenance and closures, big game forage enhancements activities, non-harvest fuel treatments, and fish habitat improvements.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=25157
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.
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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=29854
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
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 12/12/2011  12/2011 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36213
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.
Upper Middle Fork Willamette Watershed Action Plan Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/16/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
08/2012 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36271
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.
Willamette Fish Hatchery Upgrade & Permit Renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 11/23/2011  12/2011 Shari Monson
541-782-5243
smonson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife(ODFW) has requested a temporary special use authorization (permit) for construction of stage one of a Recirculation Aquaculture System(RAS) Facility at the existing Willamette Fish Hatchery site.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37546
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - Sec. 15, T. 21 S., R. 3 E. Willlamette Fish Hatchery, Oakridge, Oregon.
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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
2012 Bough Sale Project
CE
- Forest products  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:04/2012  10/2012 Lindsay Anderson
541-367-3485
landerson02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Harvest boughs on approximately 200 acres of 10-25 year old conifer stands, using hand tools. Remove up to 1/2 the length of the branch on 1/2 the height of the tree. This project may be split into two or more bough sales.
Location: UNIT - Sweet Home Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - T13S, R6E, Sec. 25 and 36; T14S, R5E, Sec. 17; T14S, R6E, Sec. 1, 2, 11, 12,1 4-16, 21 and 23. South Santiam and Upper McKenzie watersheds.
2012 Sweet Home Young Stand Density Management
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:04/2012  07/2012 Lindsay Anderson
541-367-3485
landerson02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reduce stocking on 250 acres of 10-40 year-old managed stands to improve growth, forest health; long-term fuel loads and provide wildlife forage/habitat. Stands are in Adaptive Management Area, Riparian Reserves and/or Inventoried Roadless Areas.
Location: UNIT - Sweet Home Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - T13S, R3E, Sections 11, 12, 13, 24, 25 and 26; T13S, R4E, Sections 7, 18, 19 and 28. South Santiam and Quartzville watersheds.
Canyon Creek Large Wood Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2012 
Expected:06/2012  09/2012 Lance Gatchell
541-367-3628
lgatchell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Place large wood in Canyon Creek and tributaries (primarily by helicopter) to improve juvenile steelhead rearing and foraging habitat.
Location: UNIT - Sweet Home Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - T14S, R4E, Section 20. Canyon Creek near the confluence with Owl Creek in the South Santiam watershed.
Canyon Owl Steelhead Habitat Improvement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Kimberly Briggs
541-367-3492
kcbriggs@fs.fed.us 
Description: Large wood placement in Canyon and Owl Creeks and adjacent riparian areas. Project on hold because of availability of helicopter to accomplish project.
Location: UNIT - Sweet Home Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. South Santiam Watershed (Canyon and Owl Creek Subwatersheds).
Hazard Tree Removal for Road Maintenance and Travel Safety and Firewood Creation
CE
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2011 
Expected:01/2012  02/2012 Lindsay Anderson
541-367-3485
landerson02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Manual removal of standing dead hazard trees within 150' of road prism along designated roads throughout district with restrictions in LSR, Wilderness and Sensitive Speices Habitat for the purpose of road mtce., travel safety and firewood creation
Location: UNIT - Sweet Home Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - District-wide. Sweet Home Ranger District, Within 150 of road prism along open travel routes throughout the district.
Lodgepole Flats Forest Plan Amendment #54
EA
- Land management planning  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/02/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Smith Prairie Meadow Maintenance
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/05/2011 
Expected:03/2012
 
06/2012 Tiffany Young
928-368-5111
tayoung@fs.fed.us 
Description: Enhance and maintain meadow complex by reducing encroachment of conifers (remove saplings under 4 inches), seed collection, girdling 1-2 trees/acre under 12 inches DBH and falling 1 tree/acre for down wood.
Location: UNIT - Sweet Home Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - T14S, R6E, section 1; T14S, R7E, section 6, Willamette Meridian. Smith Prairie in the Upper McKenzie watershed.
Sweet Home Scenic Byway Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project
CE
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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).
Toll Joe
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2011 
Expected:06/2012  08/2012 Anita Leach
541-367-3538
agleach@fs.fed.us 
Description: Accelerate development of late-successional stand conditions and/or reduce potential for large-scale disturbances in LSR. Improve health, vigor and improve stand complexity in matrix. 1000 ac. 35-65 yr.old stands, 890 acres of 90-110 yr. old stands.
Location: UNIT - Sweet Home Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - T13S, R4E, Sec. 36; T13S, R5E, Sec. 33-36; T14S, R5E, Sec. 1-4, 11, 12, 14, 17 and 20; T14S, R6E, Sec. 7,8,17 and 18. South Santiam watershed.
Trout Creek Well
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:07/2011  07/2011 Jonathan Meier
541-367-3557
jmeier02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install new well and decommission existing well in Trout Creek Campground. Well installation will require clearing small trees/brush, leveling area and installing a concrete pad with an ADA accessible well. Also install path from the road to well.
Location: UNIT - Sweet Home Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - T 13S, R 4 E, Section 32. Trout Creek Campground in South Santiam Watershed.
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