Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2017 to 12/31/2017
Mt. Hood 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) :
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Mt. Hood National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Mt. Hood National Forest,  Barlow Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Mt. Hood National Forest,  Clackamas River Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Mt. Hood National Forest,  Hood River Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Mt. Hood National Forest,  Zigzag Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

Mt. Hood 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
Government Camp - Cooper Spur Land Exchange
EIS
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 10/28/2016
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2018 
Expected:05/2018
 
09/2018 Michelle Lombardo
503-668-1796
mlombardo@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service would convey approximately 110 acres of property near Government Camp and acquire about 765 acres of private land near Cooper Spur. This land exchange was mandated by Congress in the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=33072
Location: UNIT - Zigzag Ranger District, Hood River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas, Hood River. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Government Camp, Oregon, and Cooper Spur area, Oregon.
Portland General Electric (PGE) Special Use Permit Re-issuance
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/10/2016
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 10/2017 
Expected:02/2018
 
03/2018 MaryEllen Fitzgerald
503-622-3191ext 625
mfitzgerald@fs.fed.us 
Description: The primary purpose of this project is to renew and combine PGE's existing special use permits into one special use permit in order to allow PGE continued access, operation, and maintenance of existing powerline facilities.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=50532
Location: UNIT - Clackamas River Ranger District, Zigzag Ranger District, Hood River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas, Hood River, Multnomah. LEGAL - Not Applicable. PGE facilities on Clackamas, Hood River and Zigzag Ranger Districts. This project does not include facilities associated with Bethel-Round Butte Transmission Line or Clackamas Hydroelectric Project.
USGS Volcanic Monitoring Stations in the Mt. Hood Wilderness
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management
- Research and Development 
In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 07/27/2016 
Expected:06/2018
 
07/2018 MaryEllen Fitzgerald
503-668-1429
mfitzgerald@fs.fed.us 
Description: Four monitoring stations would be installed in Mt. Hood Wilderness. They would be assembled and maintained by U.S. Geological Survey. The data would assess volcanic activity and assist in communications regarding volcanic hazards and public safety.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=46254
Location: UNIT - Zigzag Ranger District, Hood River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas, Hood River. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Mt. Hood Wilderness.
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Mt. Hood National Forest,   Barlow 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
Crystal Clear Restoration (CCR)
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 08/25/2017 
Expected:01/2018
 
06/2018 Casey Gatz
541-575-3031
comments-pacificnorthwest-mthood-barlow@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of the Crystal Clear Restoration Project is to provide forest products where there is an opportunity to restore resiliency to forested areas and reduce the risk of uncharacteristic wildfire behavior.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=50582
Location: UNIT - Barlow Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Hood River, Wasco. LEGAL - T.4S., R.8.5E.; T.4S., R.9E.; T.4S., R.10E.; T.5S., R.8.5E.; T.5S.,R.9.E.; T.5S., R.10E.; T.5S., R.11E.; Willamette Meridian. The CCR planning area is located at the southern end of both the Barlow and Hood River Ranger Districts, and includes parts of the White River and other watersheds in the Lower Deschutes sub-basin.
Dog River Pipeline Replacement
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/25/2016
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 12/2017 
Expected:04/2018
 
04/2018 Casey Gatz
541-352-1255
cgatz@fs.fed.us 
Description: The existing Dog River pipeline, which is an important component of The Dalles' public drinking water supply, is deteriorating, leaking from tree damage, and exhibiting corrosion. This project proposes to replace the existing pipeline.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=34721
Location: UNIT - Barlow Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Hood River, Wasco. LEGAL - T2S, R10E, Sections 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, and 11. The Dog River pipeline conveys water from the Dog River diversion dam to the south fork of Mill Creek.
Rocky Restoration Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/29/2015
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 01/2018 
Expected:05/2018
 
05/2018 Casey Gatz
541-575-3031
cgatz@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Rocky Restoration Project looks to improve the health and vigor of forested stands, and improve conditions for wildlife and aquatic resources, while reducing the risk of human-caused fires on nonfederal lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=48037
Location: UNIT - Barlow Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wasco. LEGAL - T.03S R.10E Section 35,36, T.03S R.11E Section 35,36, T.03S R.12E Section 31, T.04S R.10E Section 1-3,10-15,T.04S R.11E Section 1-23, T.04S R.12E Section 6. Rocky Restoration Project is located approximately 20 miles south of The Dalles, and just west of the community of Sportsman Park and the Rock Creek Reservoir.
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Mt. Hood National Forest,   Clackamas River 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
Hunter Integrated Resource Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 04/05/2017 
Expected:02/2018
 
06/2018 James Roden
503-630-8767
comments-pacificnorthwest-mthood-clackamasriver@fs.fed.us 
Description: This is an integrated resource management project in the Upper Clackamas Watershed that includes vegetation management, aquatic/riparian management and transportation system management.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=48097
Location: UNIT - Clackamas River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas, Marion. LEGAL - T.6 S., R.6 E.; T.6 S., R.7 E.; T.6 S., R.8 E.; T.7 S., R.7 E.; T.7 S., R.8 E.; T.8 S., R.7 E.; T.8 S., R.8 E.; T.9 S., R.7 E.; T.9 S., R.8 E.; Willamette Meridian. Upper Clackamas Watershed.
Indian Henry Campground
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A James Roden
503-630-8722
jroden@fs.fed.us 
Description: Assessment of options to deal with removing hazard trees caused by root diseases in Indian Henry Campground and modernization of facilities. Most of campground is closed at this time due to hazard.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=42342
Location: UNIT - Clackamas River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Indian Henry Campground.
North Clack Integrated Resource Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2017 
Expected:08/2018  10/2018 James Roden
503-630-8767
comments-pacificnorthwest-mthood-clackamasriver@fs.fed.us 
Description: Vegetation management and other related projects in the North Clackamas area of the Clackamas River Ranger District.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=50475
Location: UNIT - Clackamas River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas. LEGAL - Not Applicable. North Clackamas watershed. Roads 4610, 4611, 4612, 4613 and their tributaries.
PGE Fiber Optic Installation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 08/15/2017  08/2017 James Roden
503-630-8722
jroden@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install fiber optic line from PGE's Oak Grove substation to its Lake Harriet switchyard.
Location: UNIT - Clackamas River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The Clackamas River Ranger District of the Mt. Hood National Forest, along a 6.6 mile stretch of existing overhead transmission line from PGE's Oak Grove substation to its Lake Harriet switchyard.
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Mt. Hood National Forest,   Hood River 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
Clear Branch Dam Improvements
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/22/2016
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 02/2018 
Expected:11/2018
 
04/2019 Casey Gatz
541-575-3031
cgatz@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project looks to conduct dam-specific improvements as well as fisheries related improvements to support local anadromous fisheries.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=49138
Location: UNIT - Hood River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Hood River. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Laurance Lake is the reservoir constructed in 1968 by the installation of Clear Branch Dam. The project will impact the dam, reservoir, and pipes below the outlet.
Polallie Cooper Hazardous Fuels Reduction
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 08/31/2017 
Expected:10/2017
 
06/2018 Casey Gatz
541-352-1255
cgatz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reduce fuels loading in fire adapted plant communities in the Cooper Spur Wildland Urban Interface located in the East Fork of Hood River watershed. Treatments may include plantation thinning, firewood removal, fuel break & natural stand thinning.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=40687
Location: UNIT - Hood River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Hood River. LEGAL - T1S, R9E Sections 10-11, 14-15, 35-39, PB43 & PB44; T1S R10E Sections 4-10, 17-18 & 32-33. East Fork Hood River Watershed; Pinnacle Creek, East and Middle Fork of the Hood River, and Dog River Subwatersheds.
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Mt. Hood National Forest,   Zigzag 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
Bull Run Land Exchange
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Land ownership management 
In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 06/30/2017 
Expected:06/2018
 
07/2018 Leanne Veldhuis
503-622-2030
lveldhuis@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Mt. Hood National Forest would convey 2,890 acres of land to the City of Portland, and acquire 2,440 acres of city land, all in the Bull Run Watershed Management Unit.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=33120
Location: UNIT - Zigzag Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas, Multnomah. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Within the Bull Run Watershed Management Unit.
Government Camp Sanitation Surge Tank
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 08/10/2017  08/2017 Amber Sprinkle
503-668-1764
adsprinkle@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project analyzes the Government Camp Sanitation District's proposal to construct and install a new surge tank at their treatment facility.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=52238
Location: UNIT - Zigzag Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas. LEGAL - Not Applicable. T. 3 S., R. 8 E., Section 24 NW 1/4.
Mazama Lodge Parking Area Expansion
EA
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Leanne Veldhuis
503-622-2030
lveldhuis@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Mazamas are proposing to expand an existing 3-4 stall parking area located south of the Mazama Lodge on NFSR 2600530 into approximately 66 parking stalls and one bus pull-out, to mitigate a long-standing visitor safety issue.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=45241
Location: UNIT - Zigzag Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas. LEGAL - T 3 S, R 8 1/2 E, Sec 24, WM. The proposed project area is located on National Forest System Road (NFSR) 2600530, just north of US Highway 26 and Oregon Highway 173.
Phlox Point Vault Toilet Installation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/22/2017  10/2017 Amber Sprinkle
503-668-1764
adsprinkle@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project proposes to install two vault toilets near Phlox Point Cabin, which is within the Timberline Lodge Resort and Ski Area permit area. The existing portable facilities would be removed.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=52355
Location: UNIT - Zigzag Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Township 2 South, Range 9 East, Section 7.
Troutdale Air Tanker Base Conveyance
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/07/2017 
Expected:11/2017
 
03/2018 Gianna Vaccaro
208-265-6625
gvaccaro@fs.fed.us 
Description: The area contains approximately 9.65 acres and is located at 503 NW Graham Road, City of Troutdale, Oregon. The property consists of two buildings and taxiway. The Troutdale Air Tanker Base is currently closed to all air tanker operations.
Location: UNIT - Zigzag Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Multnomah. LEGAL - T. 1 N., R. 3 E., Sections 23 and 24,Portion of Lewis Marr Donation Land Claim No. 45. . Troutdale airport.
Verizon DAS Permit at Timberline
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A MaryEllen Fitzgerald
503-622-3191ext 625
mfitzgerald@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service has proposed to issue a permit to Verizon to install a Distributed Antenna System (DAS) inside of the historic Timberline Lodge and day lodge to improve cellular coverage inside the buildings.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=49346
Location: UNIT - Zigzag Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas. LEGAL - T. 3S, R. 9E Sec 6 NE Corner. Timberline Lodge.
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