Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2022 to 06/30/2022
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.
Report Contents (click to jump to a section) :
Projects Occurring Nationwide
Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
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
- 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.
Nationwide Aerial Application of Fire Retardant on National Forest System Land.
EIS

           *UPDATED*
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/08/2020
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/2022 
Expected:06/2022
 
07/2022 Laura Conway
406-802-4317
laura.conway@usda.gov 
Description: Programmatic Supplemental EIS for the Nationwide Aerial Application of Fire Retardant on National Forest System Land.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=60450
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The direction in the SEIS will apply to use of aerially delivered fire retardant on all National Forest System land. .
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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
- Special area management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/01/2017
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 01/2023 
Expected:08/2023
 
01/2024 Becky Blanchard
503-808-2449
becky.blanchard@usda.gov 
Description: The Comprehensive Plan will develop administrative and management objectives and practices and desired conditions for the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail on 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, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R6 - Pacific Northwest Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
North Fork Stillaguamish Restoration Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2022 
Expected:07/2023  08/2023 Melissa Shelley
360-677-2258
comments-pacificnorthwest-mtbaker-snoqualmie@usda.gov 
Description: Landscape scale analysis of habitat restoration, actions to improve ecological conditions, and recreational activities.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=61659
Location: UNIT - Mt Baker Ranger District, Darrington Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Skagit, Snohomish. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The project is located northwest of Darrington, WA. It is primarily in Skagit Co, with a small portion in Snohomish Co.
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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
USGS Glacier Peak Seismic Monitoring Stations
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 01/14/2022 
Expected:06/2022
 
07/2022 Todd Griffin
(425) 783-6033
comments-pacificnorthwest-mtbaker-snoqualmie-darrington@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would issue a 30-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
Mt. Baker Ski Area: Maintenance Shop Expansion
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/17/2021 
Expected:05/2022
 
06/2022 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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 03/04/2021 
Expected:05/2022
 
06/2022 Bethany Parker
541-523-1279
bethany.parker@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.
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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
- 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
- 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.
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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
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.
Middle Fork Snoqualmie and Pratt Wild and Scenic Rivers Comprehensive River Management Plan
EA
- Land management planning
- Recreation management
- Special area management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 01/29/2021 
Expected:03/2022
 
04/2022 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).
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