Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2020 to 09/30/2020
Mt. Hood National Forest

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.
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Projects Occurring Nationwide
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,  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)

Projects Occurring Nationwide  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Locatable Mining Rule - 36 CFR 228, subpart A.
EIS

           *UPDATED*
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/13/2018
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2021 
Expected:12/2021
 
12/2021 Nancy Rusho
202-731-9196
nancy.rusho@usda.gov 
Description: The U.S. Department of Agriculture proposes revisions to its regulations at 36 CFR 228, Subpart A governing locatable minerals operations on National Forest System lands.A draft EIS & proposed rule should be available for review/comment in late 2020
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57214
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. LEGAL - Not Applicable. These regulations apply to all NFS lands open to mineral entry under the US mining laws. More Information is available at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/science-technology/geology/minerals/locatable-minerals/current-revisions.
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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
- 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.
Special Uses Projects 2020 for Ski Area Improvements, and Building and Vault Toilet Construction
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/12/2020  07/2020 Nathan Fletcher
503-668-1640
nathanfletcher@fs.fed.us 
Description: Ski run widening, waterline installation, conveyor system construction, building improvements, a dormitory building reconstruction, construction of four vault toilets, and the relocation of a shed.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58067
Location: UNIT - Zigzag Ranger District, Hood River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Projects are located within the permit areas of Mt. Hood Meadows Oreg. LLC, Teacup Lake Nordic Club, Cascadia Center for Arts and Crafts, and Mt. Hood Kiwanis Club.
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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:
Objection Period Legal Notice 06/02/2020 
Expected:09/2020
 
06/2021 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

           *UPDATED*
- 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 09/2020 
Expected:02/2021
 
03/2021 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.
Pollywog Insect and Disease Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 06/23/2020  07/2020 Kameron Sam
541-467-5101
kcsam@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will reduce the risk of landscape level disturbance and increase forest resiliency to insect and disease. This project would reduce stand density on about 2,600 acres using mechanical and non-mechanical treatments.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57500
Location: UNIT - Barlow Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wasco. LEGAL - T1S R11E Sections 15, 21-24, 26-29, & 31-33. T2S R11E Sections 5 & 6. The project is located immediately adjacent to The Dalles Municipal Watershed within the Eightmile Watershed.
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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 
Cancelled  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.
Special Uses Projects 2020 for Utilities
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/12/2020  07/2020 Nathan Fletcher
503-668-1640
nathanfletcher@fs.fed.us 
Description: At Mt. Hood Meadows: Install new fiber optic line through a parking lot to connect the Hood River Meadows Lodge and the Nordic Lodge, and to replace an existing power line that extends from the main parking lot to the Mazot eatery.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58066
Location: UNIT - Hood River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas, Hood River. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Utilities projects are located within the permit area of Mt. Hood Meadows; one is in proximity to the Nordic Center parking lot, the other extends from the main parking area to the Mazot eatery.
Waucoma Huckleberry Enhancement
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 06/01/2020 
Expected:09/2020
 
09/2020 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
Summit Special Use Permit Boundary Extension
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 06/29/2020  08/2020 Bill Westbrook
503-622-3191-601
bwestbrook@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action would amend the Summit Ski Area special use permit to extend Summit's permit boundary northward to share a contiguous permit boundary with Timberline Lodge & Ski Area. No ground disturbance or vegetation removal is proposed.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58087
Location: UNIT - Zigzag Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Clackamas. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Township 3 South, Range 8? East, sections 12, 13, and 24, and Township 3 South, Range 9 East, section 18.
Zigzag 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 01/13/2020
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 07/2020 
Expected:01/2021
 
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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