Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2019 to 09/30/2019
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, 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:
Comment Period Public Notice 10/12/2018 
Expected:11/2019
 
11/2019 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
- 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.
Special Uses Projects for Communication Sites and Utilities
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/28/2019 
Expected:07/2019
 
08/2019 MaryEllen Fitzgerald
503-622-3191ext 625
mfitzgerald@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace existing communication towers at two locations: Mt. Hood Meadows and Frog Lake. There is also a proposal to install new fiber optic line along Forest Road (FR) 4631, and aerial fiber to residents along FRs 29, 31, 35, 35A and 35B.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56129
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hood National Forest All Units. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas, Hood River. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Communication site projects are located at Mt. Hood Meadows, near Frog Lake at the AT&T site, and Forest Roads 29, 31, 35, and 35A/B. Fiber optic line installation is proposed along Forest Road 4631.
Special Uses Projects for Trail Construction and Reconstruction
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special area management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/28/2019 
Expected:07/2019
 
08/2019 MaryEllen Fitzgerald
503-622-3191ext 625
mfitzgerald@fs.fed.us 
Description: Consolidation of similar proposals: Construction of new hiking trails at Mt. Hood Meadows and new cross country ski trails at Teacup Lake; and at Ski Bowl, regrading the Alpine Easy Street trail and relocating a portion of another trail.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56127
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hood National Forest All Units. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas, Hood River. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Projects are proposed within the permit areas of Mt. Hood Meadows, Teacup Lake, and Ski Bowl all located on the Mt. Hood National Forest.
Special Uses: Bus Shelter, Guest Services, Snow Making, and Night Lighting
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/28/2019 
Expected:07/2019
 
08/2019 MaryEllen Fitzgerald
503-622-3191ext 625
mfitzgerald@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposals to develop a water containment system from defined spring sources for snow making, and construct a bus shelter at Ski Bowl; construct a temporary guest services structure at Summit Ski Area; and install night lighting at Mt. Hood Meadows.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56130
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hood National Forest All Units. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The activities are proposed within the special use permit boundaries for Ski Bowl, Summit, and Mt. Hood Meadows ski areas.
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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  Completed  Actual: 05/31/2019  08/2019 MaryEllen Fitzgerald
503-622-3191ext 625
mfitzgerald@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
- Land ownership management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Volcanic Monitoring Stations in the Mt. Hood Wilderness
EA
- Special use management
- Research and Development 
In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 03/15/2019 
Expected:07/2019
 
09/2019 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
- Special use management  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 11/10/2018 
Expected:03/2020
 
06/2020 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.
Road 44 Tree Removal
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/01/2019 
Expected:07/2019
 
08/2019 Ashley Popham
541-352-1255
apopham@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project proposes to remove dead standing and live trees in two areas along National Forest System Road 44. Approximately 90 acres would be treated to increase area resiliency against large scale mortality events, while providing forest products.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55544
Location: UNIT - Barlow Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Hood River. LEGAL - T02S R10E Sections 10, 11, 13, 14. Barlow Ranger District, along the National Forest System Road 44, from approximately Cook's Meadow to the Bottle Prairie area.
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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
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:
Comment Period Public Notice 03/15/2019 
Expected:09/2019
 
10/2019 James Roden
541-383-4770
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.
Waucoma Huckleberry Enhancement
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/19/2018
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 09/2019 
Expected:02/2020
 
06/2020 Amber Sprinkle
503-668-1700
amber.sprinkle@usda.gov 
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

           *UPDATED*
- 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.
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.
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