Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2011 to 06/30/2011
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.
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Projects Occurring Nationwide
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)

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

           *NEW LISTING*
- 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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Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)  

R6 - Pacific Northwest Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
BZ Portage Trail
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2011 
Expected:02/2012  06/2012 Sue Baker
541-308-1700
sbaker04@fs.fed.us 
Description: Locate and construct a portage trail around BZ Falls in order to protect riparian vegetation and springs.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=24897
Location: UNIT - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Unit. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Klickitat. LEGAL - Township 4, Range 10 East, Sections 11 and 13. White Salmon River south of Gilmer Creek.
Century Link Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 02/24/2011  02/2011 Jennifer Wade
541-308-1705
jenniferwade@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue a new permit to replace the expiring permit for existing telecommunication lines.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32422
Location: UNIT - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Unit. STATE - Oregon, Washington. COUNTY - Clark, Klickitat, Skamania, Hood River, Multnomah, Wasco. Throughout the CRGNSA.
Collins Slide Forest Restoration
EA
- Fuels management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Lynn Oliver
541-308-1716
loliver@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project is no longer a current proposal. This project may be reevaluated in the future as a proposal, but will be removed from the SOPA until that time.
Location: UNIT - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Unit. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Skamania. LEGAL - Township 3N Range 8E Sections 25, 26, 31, 35, 36, 37, 39. East of Wind Mountain, off SR 14 at Bergen Rd throughout the Girl Scout Rd and Mt Glade Rd area.
Collins Slide Underburn & Restoration Log Removal
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/23/2011 
Expected:03/2011
 
04/2011 Christine Plourde
541-308-1713
cplourde@fs.fed.us 
Description: Collect cut logs along existing roads which were cut under a previous NEPA document for aquatic habitat restoration projects. After logs have been collected the project area would be underburned.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32442
Location: UNIT - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Unit. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Skamania. LEGAL - T3N R8E section 25, 39, T3N R9E section 30, 31. East of Home Valley, WA.
Coyote Wall, Burdoin Mountain, Catherine Creek Area Recreation Plan
EA
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 01/07/2011
03/20/2009 
05/2011 Stan Hinatsu
541-308-1708
shinatsu@fs.fed.us 
Description: Determine trail network on Coyote Wall/Burdoin Mountain/Catherine Creek. Identify appropriate parking locations.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=16435
Location: UNIT - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Unit. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Klickitat. LEGAL - Township 3 North, Range 11 East, and Township 3 North, Range 12 East. . Coyote Wall (Syncline)/Burdoin Mountain/Catherine Creek.
Husum Put In/ Take Out
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:03/2013  06/2013 Stan Hinatsu
541-308-1708
shinatsu@fs.fed.us 
Description: The FS is developing a proposal for the creation of a developed river access site which would provide for kayak/ raft access.
Location: UNIT - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Unit. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Klickitat. Husum, WA.
Little Wind Roadbed Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/05/2011 
Expected:03/2011
 
06/2011 Christine Plourde
541-308-1713
cplourde@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to close and decommission approximately 10 miles of road in the Little Wind River vicinity.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34655
Location: UNIT - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Unit. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Skamania. Home Valley, WA vicinity.
Navigational Aid Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 02/24/2011  02/2011 Jennifer Wade
541-308-1705
jenniferwade@fs.fed.us 
Description: The FS proposes to reissue a Special Use Permit for the U.S. Coast Guard for river navigation aids at 5 locations on NFS lands along the Columbia River between Moffet Creek and Miller Island.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33901
Location: UNIT - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Unit. STATE - Oregon, Washington. COUNTY - Clark, Klickitat, Skamania, Hood River, Multnomah, Wasco. Along the Columbia River between Moffet Creek and Miller Island.
Port of Cascade Locks Land Exchange
EA
- Land ownership management
- Land acquisition 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/18/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2011 
Expected:05/2012
 
12/2012 Pam Campbell
541-308-1714
pcampbell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Legislated land exchange to transfer 10 acres of National Forest System Lands to the city of Cascade Locks, Oregon.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31715
Location: UNIT - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Unit. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Hood River. LEGAL - T.2N, R. 7E, sec. 13, NW¼SE¼NW¼ (Tax Lot 600); T.2N, R. 7E, sec. 13, a portion of the NW¼ (Tax Lot 200); Wyeth Parcel: T.3N, R. 8E, sec. 33, portion of the SE¼SE¼ (Tax Lot 300). Cascade Locks, Oregon.
Sandy River Delta Small Dam Removal
EA
- Watershed management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Lynn Oliver
541-308-1716
loliver@fs.fed.us 
Description: Remove 1930's dam across original channel of Sandy River and remove sediment plug. The US Army Corps of Engineers is completing NEPA for this action. This project will be removed from future SOPA lists.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/columbia/forest/projects/SandyRiverDelta.htm
Location: UNIT - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Unit. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Multnomah. LEGAL - T1N, R3E, Section 24. Sandy River Delta, east of Troutdale, OR.
Wahkeena Falls Enhancement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2012 
Expected:03/2013  06/2013 Stan Hinatsu
541-308-1708
shinatsu@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposal includes improving universal accesibility conditions for visitors to Wahkeena Falls.
Location: UNIT - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Unit. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Multnomah. Wahkeena Falls, OR.
Well Decommissioning
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Facility management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2011 
Expected:06/2011  07/2011 Christine Plourde
541-308-1713
cplourde@fs.fed.us 
Description: The FS is exploring needs to decommission wells in the CRGNSA. The project proposal is still under development.
Location: UNIT - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Unit. STATE - Oregon, Washington. COUNTY - Clark, Klickitat, Skamania, Hood River, Multnomah, Wasco. Unknown at this time.
Woodard Creek Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:05/2011  06/2011 Christine Plourde
541-308-1713
cplourde@fs.fed.us 
Description: Habitat improvement structures at the mouth of Woodard Creek.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34848
Location: UNIT - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Unit. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Skamania. LEGAL - T. 2N, R.6E, section 35. Approximately 2 miles West of North Bonneville, WA.
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This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.