Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2018 to 03/31/2018
Mt. Hood 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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R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Regionwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Region)
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)

R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Regionwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Region)

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Regional Aquatic Restoration Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/11/2017
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 02/2018 
Expected:09/2018
 
09/2018 James Capurso
503-808-2847
jcapurso@fs.fed.us 
Description: The USFS is proposing a suite of aquatic restoration activities for Region 6 to address ongoing needs, all of which have completed consultation, including activities such as fish passage restoration, wood placement, and other restoration activities.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53001
Location: UNIT - R6 - Pacific Northwest Region All Units. STATE - Oregon, Washington. COUNTY - Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Clallam, Clark, Columbia, Cowlitz, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lewis, Lincoln, Mason, Okanogan, Pacific, Pend Oreille, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Skamania, Snohomish, Spokane, Stevens, Thurston, Wahkiakum, Walla Walla, Whatcom, Whitman, Yakima, Baker, Benton, Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Coos, Crook, Curry, Deschutes, Douglas, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Hood River, Jackson, Jefferson, Josephine, Klamath, Lake, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Malheur, Marion, Morrow, Multnomah, Polk, Sherman, Tillamook, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wasco, Washington, Wheeler, Yamhill. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The project will span all national forests in Region 6.
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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 01/2018 
Expected:07/2018
 
08/2018 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 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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:05/2018
 
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 04/2018 
Expected:09/2018
 
04/2019 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 04/2018 
Expected:09/2018
 
05/2019 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:
Objection Period Legal Notice 11/03/2017 
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.
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 01/2018 
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.
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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.
Mt. Hood Meadows South Lodge Addition
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/09/2017 
Expected:01/2018
 
05/2018 Scott Kaden
970-963-2266
scottakaden@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project proposes to construct an addition to the South Lodge building at the Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=52831
Location: UNIT - Hood River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Hood River. LEGAL - T3S, R9E, Section 4. Within the Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort Permit Area adjacent to the existing parking lot and attached to the existing South Lodge.
Polallie Cooper Hazardous Fuels Reduction
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 11/30/2017  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 Lake Special Use Permit Renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/28/2017 
Expected:02/2018
 
05/2018 Amber Sprinkle
503-630-8812
adsprinkle@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Mt. Hood National Forest proposes to reissue the City of Portland's special use authorization for the operation, management and maintenance of the Bull Run Lake dam and reservoir for a new term of thirty years.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=52664
Location: UNIT - Zigzag Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Within the Bull Run Watershed Management Unit on the Mt. Hood National Forest.
Bull Run Land Exchange
EA
- 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.
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.
Troutdale Air Tanker Base Conveyance
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/07/2017 
Expected:01/2018
 
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
- 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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