Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2020 to 03/31/2020
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 
Completed  Actual: 12/18/2019  01/2020 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 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/25/2019
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 02/2021 
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. Here is an interactive story map: https://usfs.maps.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=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
Government Camp - Cooper Spur Land Exchange
EIS

           *UPDATED*
- Land ownership management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Michelle Lombardo
503-668-1796
mlombardo@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service would convey acreage near Government Camp for acreage 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.
Zayo Fiber Optic Line Installtion
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/21/2019  06/2020 MaryEllen Fitzgerald
503-622-3191ext 625
mfitzgerald@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed project would authorize Zayo Group, LLC to construct, operate, and maintain approximately 14 miles of underground fiber optic conduit and cable and associated infrastructure along Forest Road 18 and other Forest roads east of Highway 35.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56505
Location: UNIT - Barlow Ranger District, Zigzag Ranger District, Hood River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas, Hood River, Wasco. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Along Forest Road 18 (Lolo Pass Road) and other Forest Roads east of Highway 35, on the Mt. Hood National Forest.
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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:
Comment Period Public Notice 11/10/2018 
Expected:06/2020
 
07/2020 Ashley Popham
541-352-1255
apopham@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.
Grasshopper Restoration Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/15/2019
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 02/2020 
Expected:07/2020
 
08/2020 Ashley Popham
541-352-1255
apopham@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Grasshopper project intends to enhance and restore forest diversity; reduce risks associated with high-intensity wildfires; improve conditions for wildlife and aquatic resources; and provide timber and other forest products.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56470
Location: UNIT - Barlow Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Hood River, Wasco. LEGAL - T.3N.,R.10E.;T.3N.,R.11E.;T.4N.,R.10E..;T.4N.,R.11E.;. The planning area is south of the Badger Creek Wilderness and east of NFS Road 4880. The eastern border is near Bonney Crossing Campground. The southern border is near the Wasco/Hood River County line.
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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
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 08/17/2019 
Expected:12/2019
 
02/2020 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

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Special use management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Ashley Popham
541-352-1255
apopham@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.
Middle Fork Irrigation District Coe Waterline Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management
- Facility management 
Completed  Actual: 11/22/2019  06/2020 Ashley Popham
541-352-1255
apopham@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct a waterline from Coe Creek to the Middle Fork Irrigation District (MFID) settling pond to improve water quality for the community served by MFID and reduce impacts of sedimentation on existing equipment operated by MFID and MFID customers.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57165
Location: UNIT - Hood River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Hood River. LEGAL - T.1S.,R.9E.,S.27. Project activities will take place between the existing connection of the Laurence Lake waterline and the existing Coe Creek waterline, and the existing sediment basin.
Waucoma Huckleberry Enhancement
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/19/2018
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 03/2020 
Expected:09/2020
 
10/2020 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
Mazama Lodge Parking Area Expansion
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Cancelled  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.
Pucci Chairlift Replacement
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/29/2019  06/2020 Scott Kaden
970-963-2266
scottakaden@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project proposes to replace the Pucci chairlift at the Timberline Ski Area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56594
Location: UNIT - Zigzag Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Timberline Ski Area, on the Zigzag Ranger District of the Mt. Hood National Forest.
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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=51918
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.
Zigzag Integrated Resource Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/17/2019
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 05/2020 
Expected:10/2020
 
02/2021 James Roden
541-383-4770
comments-pacificnorthwest-mthood-zigzag@usda.gov 
Description: We are currently in the early stages of planning. Overstocked stocked stands have been identified that need thinning to enhance health and growth. Changes to the road system are included as well as stream and riparian enhancements.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57109
Location: UNIT - Zigzag Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas. LEGAL - Not Applicable. In the Sandy and Salmon River watersheds.
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