Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2018 to 12/31/2018
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, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
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

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/11/2017
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 08/2018 
Expected:12/2018
 
12/2018 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, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)  

R6 - Pacific Northwest Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Mt. Hood Wild and Scenic Rivers Planning
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Land management planning
- Recreation management
- Special area management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2019 
Expected:08/2022  09/2022 Jennie O'Connor Card
406-522-2537
jennieoconnorcard@fs.fed.us 
Description: A comprehensive river management plan (CRMP) is being prepared to provide for protection of river values on nine rivers. For more information go to: https://usfs.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=ec5617f0bd47473e8893aa41eb12ff3e
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=54674
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hood National Forest All Units. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas, Hood River, Multnomah, Wasco. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Collawash River, Eagle Creek, East Fork Hood River, Fifteenmile Creek, Fish Creek, Middle Fork Hood River, South Fork Clackamas River, South Fork Roaring River, and Zigzag River.
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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
Clackamas C800 Communication Facilities
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/14/2018
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 10/2018 
Expected:04/2019
 
07/2019 James Roden
503-630-8722
jroden@fs.fed.us 
Description: Four radio towers would be installed to enhance emergency communications in Clackamas County.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53749
Location: UNIT - Clackamas River Ranger District, Zigzag Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Tom, Dick and Harry Mt., Whale Head, Oak Grove Butte, Unnamed Hill Top.
Government Camp - Cooper Spur Land Exchange
EIS

           *UPDATED*
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 10/28/2016
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 07/2019 
Expected:08/2019
 
10/2019 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 Reissuance
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 07/14/2018 
Expected:11/2018
 
12/2018 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
- 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
Dog River Pipeline Replacement
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/25/2016
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 10/2018 
Expected:03/2019
 
04/2019 Michelle Lombardo
503-668-1796
mlombardo@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:
Comment Period Public Notice 09/26/2018 
Expected:03/2019
 
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
Fish Creek Closure Order Enforcement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/01/2018 
Expected:12/2018
 
01/2019 Jackie Groce
605-642-4622
jgroce@fs.fed.us 
Description: restoration of user created roads adjacent to Fish Creek.
Location: UNIT - Clackamas River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Fish Creek.
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 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/10/2018
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 11/2018 
Expected:05/2019
 
08/2019 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 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 09/21/2018 
Expected:11/2018
 
03/2019 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.
Waucoma Huckleberry Enhancement
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/19/2018
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 02/2019 
Expected:10/2019
 
12/2019 Amber Sprinkle
503-630-8812
adsprinkle@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project proposes to improve huckleberry understory across the planning area to provide for functioning stand conditions over time that would favor long-term huckleberry production and growth.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=54341
Location: UNIT - Hood River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Hood River. LEGAL - T 2 N, R 8 E, Sections 25 and 36;%uF0B7T 2 N, R 9 E, Section 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, and 28-33;%uF0B7T 1 N, R 8 E, Section 1, 2, 11, & 12; and T 1 N, R 9 E, Section 4. The planning area is on the Mt. Hood National Forest, Hood River Ranger District. This area is bordered by the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness, and private land.
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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
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Land ownership management 
In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 09/05/2018 
Expected:12/2018
 
01/2019 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 2,200 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
- Land ownership management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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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