Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2012 to 03/31/2012
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
- 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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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 04/2012 
Expected:06/2012  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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Horsetail Falls Riparian Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/11/2011 
Expected:03/2012
 
07/2012 Robin Dobson
541-308-1717
rdobson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The FS proposes to improve the riparian area North of Horsetail Falls by grading, invasive weed control and installing log structures.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36406
Location: UNIT - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Unit. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Multnomah. LEGAL - T1N R6E sections 3 & 4. North of Horsetail Falls between the Historic Columbia River Highway and I-84 in Multnomah County, OR.
Husum Put In/ Take Out
EA
- 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35538
Location: UNIT - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Unit. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Klickitat. Husum, WA.
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 Port of Cascade Locks, Oregon.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.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.
Wahkeena Falls Enhancement
CE
- 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35536
Location: UNIT - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Unit. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Multnomah. Wahkeena Falls, OR.
Well Decommissioning
CE
- Facility management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:02/2012  07/2012 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35534
Location: UNIT - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Unit. STATE - Oregon, Washington. COUNTY - Clark, Klickitat, Skamania, Hood River, Multnomah, Wasco. Unknown at this time.
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