Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2013 to 06/30/2013
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

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R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)

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
- 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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.
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://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.
Northwest Pipeline temporary road access
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/27/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
07/2013 Pam Campbell
541-308-1714
pcampbell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of short term special use permit to allow Northwest Pipeline GP (Northwest) to use an existing dirt road on National Forest System land.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41414
Location: UNIT - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Unit. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Klickitat. LEGAL - T3N R11E Section 1. East Fork of the Major Creek drainage, Klickitat County, Washington.
Sandy River Delta Section 536 Ecosystem Restoration Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 02/08/2013  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.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41021
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.
Trail maintenance and reconstruction activities on Multnomah Falls Spur Trail #441A
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/28/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
06/2013 Jennifer Wade
541-308-1705
jenniferwade@fs.fed.us 
Description: Surface the new Multnomah Falls Spur Trail #441A with Geotextile fabric and cap with a 3 minus aggregate, with the intent on later surfacing with asphalt. Decommission and rehabilitate the old portion of Trail #441A by removing asphalt and reseed.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41415
Location: UNIT - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Unit. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Multnomah. LEGAL - T1N R6E Section 7. Multnomah Falls Spur Trail #441A approximately 10 feet west of the junction with Larch Mountain Trail # 441.
Utilities Permits
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/28/2013 
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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39797
Location: UNIT - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Unit. STATE - Oregon, Washington. COUNTY - Skamania, Multnomah. LEGAL - Tax Lots 100 and 1900 in T.1N, R.5E, sec. 31 and Tax Lot 1200 in T.1N, R.5E, sec. 32. The north and westerly sides of Latourell Road 377 adjacent to the existing PGE, 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://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.
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