Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2013 to 03/31/2013
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)  Completed  Actual: 11/28/2012  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.
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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
Cascade Locks Multi Use Trail System
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2013 
Expected:11/2013  06/2014 Beth Kennedy
541-308-1738
brkennedy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to develop a environmentally sustainable multiple use trail system. Proposal would add 12 to 15 miles of new trail to an already existing system.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40896
Location: UNIT - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Unit. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Hood River. Vicinity of Cascde Locks and Wyeth Oregon.
Horsetail Creek Floodplain Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 10/15/2012  01/2013 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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 02/2013 
Expected:07/2013  05/2014 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35538
Location: UNIT - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Unit. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Klickitat. Husum, WA.
Sandy River Delta Section 536 Ecosystem Restoration Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/27/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2012 
Expected:03/2013
 
07/2013 Lynn Oliver
541-308-1716
loliver@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restore the historic main channel of the Sandy River at the delta by removing a dam built in the 1930s and excavating a pilot channel within the historic main channel, which will improve habitat for salmon and steelhead.
Web Link:  http://www.nwp.usace.army.mil/environment/home.asp
Location: UNIT - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Unit. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Multnomah. The confluence of the Sandy and Columbia Rivers, in Multnomah County, Oregon.
Utilities Permits
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2013 
Expected:05/2013  05/2013 Jennifer Wade
541-308-1705
jenniferwade@fs.fed.us 
Description: 1) Replace existing underground powerlines and issues a 20 year special use permit for use and maintenance. 2) Issue a 20 year special use permit for installation and maintenance of a new fiber optic line between Larch Mountain Road and Latourell.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39797
Location: UNIT - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Unit. STATE - Oregon, Washington. COUNTY - Skamania, Multnomah. Oregon View Road, Skamania County, WA and Larch Mountain Road, Multnomah County, OR.
Wahkeena Falls Enhancement
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/15/2012 
Expected:05/2013
 
08/2013 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Christine Plourde
541-308-1713
cplourde@fs.fed.us 
Description: A consistency review for the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area has been completed for this project.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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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