Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2012 to 09/30/2012
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

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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 10/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
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  Completed  Actual: 03/23/2012  08/2012 Brenda Halter-Glenn
202-260-9400
bhalterglenn@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.
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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
Horsetail Falls Riparian Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/15/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
09/2012 Brett Carre
541-308-1718
btcarre@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 Christine Plourde
541-308-1713
cplourde@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 
Completed  Actual: 04/16/2012  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.
SawTooth Technologies Fiber-Optic Line
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/05/2012  06/2012 Jennifer Wade
541-308-1705
jenniferwade@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposal is for a special use permit to install and maintain less than 1 mile of fiber-optic line in existing road and powerline corridors on National Forest System lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38875
Location: UNIT - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Unit. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Skamania. Mt. Zion vicinity in Skamania County, WA.
Wahkeena Falls Enhancement
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/15/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
07/2012 Beth Kennedy
541-308-1738
brkennedy@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 07/2012 
Expected:09/2012  09/2012 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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