Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2021 to 09/30/2021
Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

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
Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest,  Darrington Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest,  Mt Baker Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest,  Skykomish Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest,  Snoqualmie Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

Projects Occurring Nationwide  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Locatable Mining Rule - 36 CFR 228, subpart A.
EIS

           *UPDATED*
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  On Hold  N/A  N/A Sarah Shoemaker
907-586-7886
sarahshoemaker@fs.fed.us 
Description: The U.S. Department of Agriculture proposes revisions to its regulations at 36 CFR 228, Subpart A governing locatable minerals operations on National Forest System lands.A draft EIS & proposed rule should be available for review/comment in late 2020
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57214
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. LEGAL - Not Applicable. These regulations apply to all NFS lands open to mineral entry under the US mining laws. More Information is available at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/science-technology/geology/minerals/locatable-minerals/current-revisions.
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Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail Comprehensive Plan
EA
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Becky Blanchard
503-808-2449
bpblanchard@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Comprehensive Plan will develop administrative and management goals, objectives and practices for public lands in Forest Service Regions 1 and Regions 6.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=52259
Location: UNIT - Glacier View Ranger District, Mt Baker Ranger District, Bonners Ferry Ranger District, Fortine Ranger District, Three Rivers Ranger District, Three Rivers Ranger District, Republic Ranger District, Tonasket Ranger District, Methow Valley Ranger District, Sullivan Lake Ranger District, Olympic National Forest All Units, Priest Lake Ranger District, Rexford Ranger District. STATE - Idaho, Montana, Washington. COUNTY - Bonner, Boundary, Flathead, Glacier, Lincoln, Clallam, Ferry, Island, Jefferson, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Skagit, Stevens, Whatcom. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The trail begins at the Continental Divide in Glacier National Park and travels 1,200 miles through 7 National Forests, 3 National Parks, BLM, state, tribal, municipal and private lands in MT, ID, WA.
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Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest,   Darrington Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R6 - Pacific Northwest Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Darrington Ranger District: Hazard and Danger Tree Abatement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Fuels management
- Facility management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/02/2021 
Expected:07/2021
 
08/2021 Andrew Montgomery
360-815-9485
andrew.montgomery@usda.gov 
Description: Purpose of project is to provide long-term public and employee safety by removing hazard and danger trees near recreation sites and facilities as well as along high use roads.
Location: UNIT - Darrington Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Snohomish. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Throughout Darrington Ranger District, Snohomish County, Washington.
USGS Glacier Peak Seismic Monitoring Stations
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 07/20/2018 
Expected:07/2021
 
07/2021 Todd Griffin
(425) 783-6033
comments-pacificnorthwest-mtbaker-snoqualmie-darrington@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would issue a 20-year permit for USGS to install and maintain four seismic monitoring stations around Glacier Peak.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=46957
Location: UNIT - Darrington Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Snohomish. LEGAL - T30N, R14E, Sections 24 and 29, and T30N, R12E, Section 5 and T31N, R15E, Section 5. All project sites are located in Glacier Peak Wilderness, 4 to 8 miles from the top of Glacier Peak.
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Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest,   Mt Baker Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R6 - Pacific Northwest Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Deadhorse Road Relocation
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 04/01/2021 
Expected:07/2021
 
07/2022 Andrew Montgomery
360-854-2632
comments-pacificnorthwest-mtbaker-snoqualmie@usda.gov 
Description: The purpose of this project is to provide sustainable transportation through FS land, maintain access to recreational facilities and trails, and restore natural processes that have been altered from placing roadways in the channel migration zone.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57167
Location: UNIT - Mt Baker Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Whatcom. LEGAL - Not Applicable. East of the town of Glacier, WA approximately 3.1 miles east of the junction between FSR 3900000 (Glacier Creek Road) and FSR 3700000 (Deadhorse Road). Project area is at the Boyd Creek Interpretive Area.
Mt. Baker Ski Area: Maintenance Shop Expansion
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/17/2021 
Expected:07/2021
 
08/2021 Seth Greenfield
360-854-2612
sgreenfield@fs.fed.us 
Description: Expansion of existing maintenance shop.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=60072
Location: UNIT - Mt Baker Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Whatcom. LEGAL - T39N R09E Sec16-21. Mt. Baker Ski Area.
North Fork Nooksack Vegetation Management Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 03/04/2021 
Expected:09/2021
 
03/2022 Andrew Montgomery
360-854-2632
comments-pacificnorthwest-mtbaker-snoqualmie-mtbaker@usda.gov 
Description: Project would cut, and in some cases remove, trees in certain areas to improve wildlife habitat, enhance huckleberry areas, improve forest stand conditions, and contribute to the economy via timber harvest. View storymap: https://arcg.is/yHC49
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58218
Location: UNIT - Mt Baker Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Whatcom. LEGAL - 38N 6E Sec. 1,2,11-13; 38N 7E 3-10, 16-18; 39N 6E 1,25,35,36; 39N 7E 1-17. 20-24, 27-34; 39N 8E 1-22,28-30; 39N 9E 6; 40N 7E 1-36; 40N 8E 6-8,17-20,25, 29-36; 40N 9E 15,16,19-21,29-32; 41N 7E 31-35. The project is located near the town of Glacier, along Highway 542 within the Mt. Baker Ranger District of the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Whatcom County, Washington.
Rainbow and Swift Creek Crossings
CE
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Daniel McDermott
360-854-2611
comments-pacificnorthwest-mtbaker-snoqualmie@usda.gov 
Description: Construction of two new crossings: Rainbow and Swift Creek and the construction of one new mile of trail to connect two new crossings.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56421
Location: UNIT - Mt Baker Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Whatcom. LEGAL - T38N, R9E, Sec. 17, 18, 19 & 20. The project is located North/Northwest of Baker Laker within the Mt. Baker Ranger District of the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.
Swift Creek Campground Connector Trail
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 05/11/2021  07/2021 Daniel McDermott
360-854-2611
comments-pacificnorthwest-mtbaker-snoqualmie-mtbaker@usda.gov 
Description: Trail construction to provide connectivity between Swift Creek Campground and Park Creek Campground.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58533
Location: UNIT - Mt Baker Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Whatcom. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Project area is located northwest of Baker Lake, Whatcom County, Washington. T37N, R9E, Sec. 5 and 32.
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Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest,   Skykomish Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R6 - Pacific Northwest Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Alpine Baldy Trail Phase II
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Tom Davis
360-677-2242
FS-comments-pacificnorthwest-mtbaker-snoqualmie-skykomish@usda.gov 
Description: Construct approx. 4.6 miles of trail to complete Alpine Baldy Trail #1240.1, mountain bike trail loop and a separate hiker only trail to connect the Beckler Peak Trail to Alpine Baldy. Includes singletrack Mtn bike route to provide alternate route.
Location: UNIT - Skykomish Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - King. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Approximately 5 miles NE of Skykomish, WA.
Lowe Creek Road Reroute
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Eric Ozog
360-691-4396
comments-pacificnorthwest-mtbaker-snoqualmie-skykomish@usda.gov 
Description: Weyerhaeuser has requested to construct a new segment of road around a landslide to regain access to privately owned land. Approximately 600 feet of the new road construction would be on FS land.
Location: UNIT - Skykomish Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - King. LEGAL - Not Applicable. On the west side of the Skykomish River, about 1 mile South of the town of Baring, WA.
WSDOT - Stevens Pass Avalanche Snow Road and RAC Towers
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 04/30/2021  07/2021 Eric Ozog
360-691-4396
comments-pacificnorthwest-mtbaker-snoqualmie-skykomish@usda.gov 
Description: Improve the corridor that has been used as a snow cat road to access avalanche control points on Cowboy Ridge for the last 60 years. This includes some tree removal, vegetation control and excavation to create a bench along several steep side hills.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59561
Location: UNIT - Skykomish Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - King. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The snow cat road begins near the Stevens Pass Ski area and travels through the Grace Lakes area to Cowboy Ridge.
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Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest,   Snoqualmie Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R6 - Pacific Northwest Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
410 Recreation Residences Cabin Modifications FY2021
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/13/2021  05/2021 Brian Lee
425-888-8795
fs-comments-pacificnw-mtbakersnoqualmie-snoqualmie@fs.fed.us 
Description: Cabin permit holders propose modification to the cabins at Silver Springs Lot 124 (addition),and Lot 139 (deck), Silver Creek Lot 26 (deck), and Silver Creek Lot 9 (addition).
Location: UNIT - Snoqualmie Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pierce. LEGAL - Not Applicable. East of State route 410, near Greenwater, WA.
7222 Connector Road
EA
- Watershed management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Melissa Shelley
541-523-1929
comments-pacificnorthwest-mtbaker-snoqualmie-snoqualmie@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct approx .25 mile road to connect Rd 7222 with Rd 7224. Decommission approx. 3.8 miles of road at high risk for aquatics. Project was scoped with Snoquera Landscape Analysis (Proj #51969) and includes a project-specific Forest Plan amendment
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=52151
Location: UNIT - Snoqualmie Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pierce. LEGAL - Not Applicable. T18N, R10E. Sec 12.
AT&T TA3349 FirstNet Comm Site - Crystal Mountain
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 04/22/2021  08/2021 Brian Lee
425-888-8795
fs-comments-pacificnorthwest-mtbakersnoqualmie-snoqualmie@usda.gov 
Description: Construct a new wireless facility to provide FirstNet coverage to first responders, as well as improved wireless coverage to those in the area. Due to the FirstNet designation, first responders would receive priority access to the network.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59613
Location: UNIT - Snoqualmie Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pierce. LEGAL - Not Applicable. This project is located in a 164 sq ft lease area at the Crystal Mountain Ski Resort in Pierce County, WA.
Annette Lake & Snow Lake Trails Reconstruction
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 05/13/2021  07/2021 Brian McNeil
425-888-8769
comments-pacificnorthwest-mtbaker-snoqualmie-snoqualmie@fs.fed.us 
Description: Trail maintenance and rehabilitation work on the entire 3.5 miles of Annette Lake Trail #1019. Reconstruct 0.75 mile (approx. m.p. 1.75 - m.p. 2.5 at the Wilderness boundary) of Snow Lake trail #1013.
Location: UNIT - Snoqualmie Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - King. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Annette Lake Trail #1019: T22N, R10E, Sec 13,24, and 25. Snow Lake Trail #1013: T23N, R11E, Sec 19, 29, and 30.
Crystal Mountain Ski Area Projects 2021
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/13/2021 
Expected:07/2021
 
07/2021 Brian McNeil
406-522-2536
bmcneil@fs.fed.us 
Description: Crystal Mountain, Inc. (CMI) proposes adding seasonal glamping activities to their existing permit.
Location: UNIT - Snoqualmie Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Pierce. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Proposed activities are located at Crystal Mountain Ski Resort in Pierce County, WA.
Middle Fork Snoqualmie and Pratt Wild and Scenic Rivers Comprehensive River Management Plan
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Land management planning
- Recreation management
- Special area management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 01/29/2021 
Expected:12/2021
 
01/2022 Sarah Lange
425-783-6023
comments-pacificnorthwest-mtbaker-snoqualmie-snoqualmie@fs.fed.us 
Description: A comprehensive river management plan (CRMP) and final river corridor boundary is required by the Wild and Scenic River Act of 1968 to provide for the protection of the river values.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53997
Location: UNIT - Snoqualmie Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - King. LEGAL - Not Applicable. North and east of North Bend, WA; designated areas include the upper 28.2 miles of the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River and the entire Pratt River (10.1 miles).
Summit at Snoqualmie Ski Area Projects 2021
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/13/2021 
Expected:07/2021
 
08/2021 Brian McNeil
425-888-8770
FS-comments-pacificnorthwest-mtbaker-snoqualmie-snoqualmie@usda.gov 
Description: The Summit at Snoqualmie proposes to modify their existing permit and installing snowmaking facilities near the Central Express chairlift.
Location: UNIT - Snoqualmie Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - King. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Proposed activities are located at Summit at Snoqualmie Ski Resort in King County, WA.
Summit at Snoqualmie's Mountain Bike Park
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/04/2021  06/2021 Brian McNeil
425-888-8770
FS-comments-pacificnorthwest-mtbaker-snoqualmie-snoqualmie@usda.gov 
Description: The Summit at Snoqualmie proposes to construct 6.3 miles of new Mtn bike trails on Forest Service (NFS) land, and with 1.5 miles of trails on private land. The new trails would disturb approximately 3.1 acres on NFS, and 0.7 on private land.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56920
Location: UNIT - Snoqualmie Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - King. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The Summit at Snoqualmie, located at Snoqualmie Pass, WA in King Co. Proposed trails to be served by the Silver Fir chairlift.
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