Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2016 to 12/31/2016
Olympic 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, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Olympic National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Olympic National Forest,  Hood Canal Ranger District / Hoodsport (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Olympic National Forest,  Hood Canal Ranger District / Quilcene (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Olympic National Forest,  Pacific Ranger District / Forks (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Olympic National Forest,  Pacific Ranger District / Quinault (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Olympic National Park Mountain Goat Management Plan
EIS

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 07/21/2014
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2016 
Expected:07/2017
 
07/2017 Susan Piper
360-956-2435
spiper@fs.fed.us 
Description: Non-native mountain goat removal to address resource and safety issues on the Olympic Peninsula. Goats could be removed from the Olympic National Park and Forest. Goats could be translocated to Mount Baker-Snoqualmie and Okanagon-Wenatchee NFs.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49816
Location: UNIT - Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest All Units, Olympic National Forest All Units. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Mason. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Alpine areas on the affected National Forests.
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Olympic 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
Pacific Northwest Electronic Warfare Range Environmental Assessment
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 08/11/2014 
Expected:02/2017
 
03/2017 Gregory Wahl
360-956-2375
gtwahl@fs.fed.us 
Description: Navy is proposing training electronic warfare range consisting of the movement and operation of mobile emitters. This EA is tiered from previous EIS. Several sites are on Forest Service Roads. Navy documents at: http://go.usa.gov/36s35.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42759
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District / Quinault, Pacific Ranger District / Forks. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Several mobile sites on Forest Service Roads on the west side (Pacific Ranger District) of the Forest.
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Olympic National Forest,   Hood Canal Ranger District / Hoodsport (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R6 - Pacific Northwest Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Dosewallips Road Washout
EIS
- Road management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Gregory Wahl
360-956-2375
gtwahl@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest Service Road 2610 washed out during the January 2002 storm event. Environmental analysis will be conducted to determine access to Olympic National Park and Forest Service campgrounds.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=7483
Location: UNIT - Hood Canal Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - T26N, R3W, Sec 16, Willamette Meridian. Dosewallips.
Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads (ERFO), FY16, Hood Canal Ranger District
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Road management  Completed  Actual: 07/08/2016  11/2016 Bill Shelmerdine
360-956-2282
bshelmerdine@fs.fed.us 
Description: Road maintenance within the right-of-way prism for FS-2610 (crossing at Case Creek), FS-2620 (repair culvert and washout), and FS-2650 (pipe replacement).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48825
Location: UNIT - Hood Canal Ranger District / Hoodsport. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The FS-2610 is on the Dosewallips Road near the southern trailhead for Tunnel Creek. The FS-2620 and FS-2650 are near the Falls View Campground.
Emergency Relief for Federally Roads (ERFO), FY16, Gold Creek Trail Access
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/24/2016 
Expected:12/2016
 
07/2017 Shannon Henriquez
360-956-2264
shenriquez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest Service Road (FSR) 2870-0230 at Milepost (MP) 1.3 maintenance within the right-of-way, to recondition road, parking lot and replacement of 36" culvert. Maintenance includes regrading, compacting and resurfacing to restore recreational access.
Location: UNIT - Hood Canal Ranger District / Hoodsport. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Gold Creek Trail Access Road Repair (FSR 2870230 - MP 1.3).
Lower Skokomish Vegetation Management Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products 
Completed  Actual: 08/23/2016  09/2016 Kimberly Crider
360-956-2376
kcrider@fs.fed.us 
Description: Vegetation management (timber harvest) and restoration treatments on about 4,500 acres to improve and restore late successional forest habitat conditions for wildlife and watershed health and to contribute to local economies.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43401
Location: UNIT - Hood Canal Ranger District / Hoodsport. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Mason. LEGAL - T22N, R5W, Sec 1-14, 16-22, 24, 26, 28-30, 31-34, 36; T22N, R6W, Sec 13, 23, 22; T23N, R4W, Sec 7-9, Willamette Meridian. Lower North Fork and Lower South Fork Skokomish River watersheds.
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Olympic National Forest,   Hood Canal Ranger District / Quilcene (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R6 - Pacific Northwest Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Dungeness Watershed Roads Management Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2016 
Expected:06/2017  07/2017 Dana Butler
360-956-2280
danabutler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Treatment of about 25 miles of roads identified in the draft Dungeness Watershed Action Plan as impacting or at risk of impacting aquatic resources. Treatment may include road closures, decommissioning, or decommissioning and converting to trail.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49643
Location: UNIT - Hood Canal Ranger District / Quilcene. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T29N, R04W, Sec 19-23, 25-28, 32-36; T29N, R3W, Sec 32, 33; T28N, R3W, Sec 7, 18, 29, 30, 32; T28N, R4W, Sec 25, Willamette Meridian. Project area is located south of Sequim, WA, in the following watersheds: Headwaters Dungeness River, Upper Dungeness River, Middle Dungeness River, Lower Gray Wolf River, and McDonald Creek.
Mt. Ellinor NRCS SNOTEL Site
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/01/2016 
Expected:10/2016
 
10/2016 Joel Nowak
360-956-2266
joelnowak@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a 20-year Special Use Permit to the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to install a Snow Telemetry (SNOTEL) site. The SNOTEL will occupy approximately 0.4 acres with an additional buffer zone of 400 feet.
Location: UNIT - Hood Canal Ranger District / Quilcene. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Mason. LEGAL - T23N, R4W, Sec 6. Approximately 25 miles southwest of Quilcene, WA, on an old logging spur road near the Mt. Ellinor Upper trailhead.
Rocky Brook Hydroelectric Facilities Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/18/2015 
Expected:12/2016
 
01/2017 Joel Nowak
360-956-2266
joelnowak@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue 20-year Special Use Permit for the Rocky Brook Hydroelectric facilities located on National Forest System lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46484
Location: UNIT - Hood Canal Ranger District / Quilcene. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - T26N, R2W, Sec 21, Willamette Meridian. Approximately 4 miles NW of Brinnon, WA.
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Olympic National Forest,   Pacific Ranger District / Forks (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R6 - Pacific Northwest Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Dedmore Private Road Reissuance
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/10/2014 
Expected:12/2016
 
12/2016 Molly Erickson
360-374-1233
mjerickson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue 20-year Special Use Permit for 500 feet of private road.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45983
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District / Forks. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T30N, R7W, Sec 33, Willamette Meridian. Located in the Elwha River watershed.
Dedmore Waterline Reissuance
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/10/2014 
Expected:12/2016
 
01/2017 Molly Erickson
360-374-1233
mjerickson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue 20-year Special Use Permit for a waterline (1000 ft. of 1 1/2 in. pipe) and associated improvements.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45959
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District / Forks. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T30N, R7W, Sec 33, Willamette Meridian. Elwha River watershed.
H to Z Thinning
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Forest products  Completed  Actual: 08/05/2016  10/2016 Dean Millett
360-374-1222
dmillett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercially variable density thin (thinning, heavy thinning, gaps up to two acres in size, and skips) up to 70 harvest acres, through a timber sale and/or stewardship contract (uneven-aged harvesting).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47637
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District / Forks. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T30N, R11W, Sec 32 and 33. The project is located off Forest Service Road (FSR 2923), approximately 20 miles south of Klahowya Campground. The proposed project is within the Olympic Adaptive Management Area (AMA).
North Fork Calawah Vegetation Management Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/25/2016
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 11/2016 
Expected:06/2017
 
07/2017 Kimberly Crider
360-956-2376
kcrider@fs.fed.us 
Description: Vegetation management (timber harvest) and restoration treatments on 4,000 acres to accelerate development of late-successional forest habitat conditions for wildlife and watershed health, and to contribute to local economies.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47182
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District / Forks. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T29N, R12W, Sec 1-9, 13-17, 20, 21; T29N, R11W, Sec 1-15, 19, 22, 29, 30; T30N, R11W, Sec 31-35; T29N, R10W, Sec 7, 17-19, Willamette Meridian. Project is located about 6 miles NE of the town of Forks, WA in North Fork Calawah, Bockman Creek-Sol Duc, and Beaver Creek-Sol Duc, Kugel Creek-Sol Duc, and Gunderson Creek-Sol Duc River watersheds.
Rayonier Fahnestock Access
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Joel Nowak
360-765-2251
joelnowak@fs.fed.us 
Description: Permit Rayonier to reconstruct approximately 400 ft of road and construct another 800 ft to access private timber land. Total right-of-way length would be 1292 ft by 60 ft in width. Total acreage would be 1.7 acres.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44932
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District / Forks. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T29N, R12W, Willamette Meridian. Approximately 8 miles NE of Forks, WA.
Storm Damage FSR 3000-200
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 08/01/2016  09/2016 Bill Shelmerdine
360-956-2282
bshelmerdine@fs.fed.us 
Description: Stabilization of storm damage to include: removing the failed culvert, pullback and stabilizing the eroded embankment, berming each side of the repair area, and creating cross drains to divert water away from the site.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49964
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District / Forks. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T30N, R11W, Sec 11, Willamette Meridian. Located at milepost 5.3 on Forest Service Road 3000-200. Work Site is located about 30 miles northeast of Forks, WA, in the Deep Creek watershed.
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Olympic National Forest,   Pacific Ranger District / Quinault (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R6 - Pacific Northwest Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Calawah OHV Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2012
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 11/2016 
Expected:01/2017
 
02/2017 Kimberly Crider
360-956-2376
kcrider@fs.fed.us 
Description: Develop Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) trail system and staging area in the Bonidu area within the North Fork Calawah watershed. The proposal would provide about 21.1 miles of interlinking trails.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38717
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District / Quinault. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T29N, R10W, Sec 6 and 7; T29N, R11W, Sec 1, 2, 11 and 12; and T30N, R11W, Sec 35, Willamette Meridian. Bonidu area accessed by Forest Service Roads 2929 and 2900700.
Communication Use Lease Reissuances
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/12/2016 
Expected:12/2016
 
01/2017 Martha Krueger
360-288-0278
marthafkrueger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of five expiring communication use leases at Neilton Pt. Communication Site (Grays Harbor County and PUD#1; Crown Castle USA; Centurylink), and one at North Pt. Communication Site (Richmond Two-Way Radio).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50235
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District / Quinault. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam, Grays Harbor. LEGAL - Neilton Point: T22N, R9W, Sec 18; North Point: T30N, R11W, Sec 23, Willamette Meridian. The uses are located at two designated communication sites; Neilton Point (1.5 miles SE of Neilton, WA) and North Point (17 miles NE of Forks, WA).
Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads (ERFO), Fiscal Year 2016, Pacific Ranger District
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/25/2016 
Expected:10/2016
 
07/2017 Bill Shelmerdine
360-956-2282
bshelmerdine@fs.fed.us 
Description: Road maintenance within the right-of-way prism at Newberry Creek.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48824
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District / Quinault. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Grays Harbor. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Road maintenance within the right-of-way prism at Newberry Creek.
Grays Harbor Public Utilities District Neilton Point Maintenance Special Use Permit Modification
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Molly Erickson
360-374-1233
mjerickson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Modify Grays Harbor County Public Utilities District existing Special Use Permit to remove or top up to six trees that are interfering with transmission from the Neilton Point electronic site.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45985
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District / Quinault. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Grays Harbor. LEGAL - T22N, R9W, Sec 18, Willamette Meridian. Located at Neilton Point communications site, in the Humptulips River watershed.
Hendricksen Waterline Reissue
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2014 
Expected:01/2017
 
02/2017 Molly Erickson
360-374-1233
mjerickson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue waterline Special Use Permit that has been in use since the 1930's. No changes to the existing footprint are proposed.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44231
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District / Quinault. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T30N, R10W, Sec 20, Willamette Meridian. Sol Duc watershed. .
Lake Quinault Chevron Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/14/2015 
Expected:11/2016
 
12/2016 Joel Nowak
435-636-3364
joelnowak@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue 20-year Special Use Permit to Rain Forest Resort, Inc. for operation and maintenance of the Lake Quinault Chevron gas station and garage.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46536
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District / Quinault. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Grays Harbor. LEGAL - T23N, R9W, Sect 20. Lot 154A and the northwest portion of Lot 153A of the Lake Quinault Recreation Residence Tract. The Lake Quinault Chevron is located at 332 South Shore Road on the south shore of Lake Quinault.
Quinault National Recreation Trail Repair and Reconstruction
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/01/2009 
Expected:07/2017
 
08/2017 Molly Erickson
360-374-1233
mjerickson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Repair and reconstruct approximately 6.2 miles of trail, including some tread relocation and minor reconstruction, replacement of gravel surfacing, and drainage structure repair.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=27469
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District / Quinault. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Grays Harbor. LEGAL - T23N, R9W, Sec 21, 29, 30, 32, Willamette Meridian. The Quinault Recreation Trail (Tr) System is adjacent to the South Shore of Lake Quinault: Lodge Tr #850, Quinault Loop Tr #854, Quinault Rain Forest Tr. #855, and Gatton Creek Tr. #88.
Schoemake Waterline Permit Reissue
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/30/2014 
Expected:07/2017
 
08/2017 Molly Erickson
360-374-1233
mjerickson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue waterline Special Use Permit, in use since the 1930's. No changes to the existing footprint.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44232
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District / Quinault. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T30N, R10W, Sec 19, Willamette Meridian. . Located in the Calawah watershed. .
Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife Boat Launch Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/10/2014 
Expected:10/2016
 
11/2016 Molly Erickson
360-374-1233
mjerickson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue a 30-year term Special Use Permit for the use and associated maintenance of a boat launch on the Hoh River.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45984
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District / Quinault. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - T27N, R11W, Sec 28, Willamette Meridian. Located on the Hoh River off of Lower Hoh River Road. Hoh River watershed.
West Fork Humptulips River Trail Construction
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/01/2011 
Expected:12/2016
 
01/2017 David Hammer
435-781-5283
davidchammer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Convert about 2.5 miles of decommissioned road to trail status and construct two ½ mile trail segments to create a 6-mile loop trail.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33059
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District / Quinault. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Grays Harbor. LEGAL - T22N, R08W, Sec 6; T23N, R08W, Sec 29, 31, and 32, Willamette Meridian. Approximately 6 miles northeast of Quinault, WA. The segment would be from milepost (MP) 0.0-MP 2.5 on the Forest Service Road (FSR) 2208-043. New trail would connect FSR 2208-043 and 2208-040.
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