Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2021 to 03/31/2021
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) :
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,  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
- 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.
Back To Top

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.
Back To Top

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 01/2021 
Expected:06/2021
 
09/2021 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.
Back To Top

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  Completed  Actual: 10/01/2020  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 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
South Pen Insect and Disease Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/23/2020 
Expected:02/2021
 
03/2021 Whitney Olsker
541-467-5155
whitney.olsker@usda.gov 
Description: This project will reduce stand density and mitigate loss of trees from insect and disease-related mortality. The high density of trees, largely made up of dry, pine-oak habitat, has created a corridor where insect and disease can easily spread.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58693
Location: UNIT - Barlow Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wasco. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Tygh River Watershed. The legal description is: T03S, R11E, Section 24 and T03S, R12E, Sections 19, 20, 21, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, and 33. .
White River Fire Roadside Tree Abatement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/04/2020 
Expected:04/2021
 
06/2021 Ashley Popham
541-352-1255
apopham@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project aims to mitigate risks associated with damaged and defective trees along National Forest System (NFS) roads within the perimeter of or immediately adjacent to the White River Fire.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59205
Location: UNIT - Barlow Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Wasco. LEGAL - T4.S.-R.9E,R.10E,R.11E(multiple sections); T5.S.-R.9E,R.10E,R.11E(multiple sections). along National Forest System (NFS) roads within the perimeter of or adjacent to the White River Fire.
Back To Top

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
Zigzag 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 09/24/2020 
Expected:01/2021
 
02/2021 James Roden
541-604-1230
comments-pacificnorthwest-mthood-zigzag@usda.gov 
Description: Stands have been identified that need thinning to enhance health and growth. Changes to the road system are included as well as 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.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.