Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2017 to 09/30/2017
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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 07/21/2014
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 07/2017 
Expected:03/2018
 
07/2018 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.usda.gov/project/?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
- Special use management  In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 11/29/2016 
Expected:07/2017
 
07/2017 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.usda.gov/project/?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.usda.gov/project/?project=7483
Location: UNIT - Hood Canal Ranger District / Hoodsport. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - T26N, R3W, Sec 16, Willamette Meridian. This project is in the Dosewallips watershed. Approximately 13 miles northwest of Brinnon, WA. .
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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
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2016
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 07/2017 
Expected:06/2018
 
07/2018 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 closings, decommissionings, or decommissionings and convertings to trail.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?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.
Falls View Campground Forest Health and Restoration
CE
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/05/2017 
Expected:09/2017
 
10/2017 Nicole LaGioia
360-765-2213
nllagioia@fs.fed.us 
Description: Removal of infected trees, or at risk of infection from root disease, that are a safety hazard within the Falls View Campground. Proposed activities within the 22 acre campground include tree removal and revegetation of the site with native species.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=51415
Location: UNIT - Hood Canal Ranger District / Quilcene. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - T27N, R2W, Sec 33 and 34. Located within Falls View Campground along Highway 101 approximately 3 miles south of Quilcene, WA.
Mt. Ellinor NRCS SNOTEL Site
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/16/2017  05/2017 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=50004
Location: UNIT - Hood Canal Ranger District / Quilcene. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Mason. LEGAL - T23N, R4W, Sec 6, Willamette Meridian. 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  Completed  Actual: 04/14/2017  04/2017 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.usda.gov/project/?project=46484
Location: UNIT - Hood Canal Ranger District / Quilcene. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - T26N, R2W, Sec 21, Willamette Meridian. Approximately 4 miles northwest of Brinnon, WA.
Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife Salmon Acclimation Ponds Permit Reissuance
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2017 
Expected:09/2017  09/2017 Martha Krueger
360-288-0278
marthafkrueger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue a 20-year term special use permit authorizing Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to install and use two seasonal Chinook salmon acclimation sites on the Dungeness and Gray Wolf Rivers.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=52037
Location: UNIT - Hood Canal Ranger District / Quilcene. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T29N, R3W, Sec 30 and 31, Willamette Meridian. Sites located at river mile (RM) 17.3, upstream of the Dungeness River bridge on NFS road 2880 and RM 1.2 downstream of Gray Wolf River bridge on NFS road 2870.
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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
Calawah OHV Project
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2012
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 07/2017 
Expected:10/2017
 
11/2017 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 22 miles of interlinking trails and close/rehabilitate about 6 miles of user created trails.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=38717
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District / Forks. 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.
Crossley Private Road Permit Reissuance Project
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/18/2017 
Expected:07/2017
 
08/2017 Martha Krueger
360-288-0278
marthafkrueger@fs.fed.us 
Description: This proposal is a reissuance of a 20-year expired permit for use and maintenance of a private road on National Forest System land to provide access to a private residence. The driveway leaves Herrick Road at milepost 0.5 and extends 800' east.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=51393
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District / Forks. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T30N, R7W, Sec 33, Willamette Meridian. Located in the Elwha River watershed, south of US Highway 101, approximately 6 miles southwest of Port Angeles, WA.
Dedmore Private Road Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/10/2014 
Expected:07/2017
 
08/2017 Martha Krueger
360-765-2213
marthafkrueger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue 20-year Special Use Permit for 500 feet of private road.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?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. Approximately 10 miles southwest of Port Angeles, WA.
Dedmore Waterline Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/10/2014 
Expected:07/2017
 
08/2017 Martha Krueger
360-765-2213
marthafkrueger@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.usda.gov/project/?project=45959
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District / Forks. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T30N, R7W, Sec 33, Willamette Meridian. Elwha River watershed. Approximately 10 miles southwest of Port Angeles, WA.
Department of Natural Resources Access Roads
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/18/2017 
Expected:08/2017
 
09/2017 Joel Nowak
360-956-2266
joelnowak@fs.fed.us 
Description: Washington State Department of Natural Resources proposes to construct two new spur roads to access State timberlands. Lengths are 1030 feet and 1700 feet.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=51427
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District / Forks. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T30N, R9W Sec 16 and 17; T30N, R11W Sec 15, Willamette Meridian. Approximately 15 miles northeast of Forks, WA.
Department of Natural Resources Timberland Access
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/18/2017 
Expected:07/2017
 
08/2017 Joel Nowak
360-956-2266
joelnowak@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Washington State Deptartment of Natural Resources is proposing to access state land via National Forest System road 3030000 and a new spur approximately 1200 feet long.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=51424
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District / Forks. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T29N, R6W, Sec 3, Willamette Meridian. Approximately 6 miles southeast of Port Angeles, WA near the Little River.
North Fork Calawah Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products 
In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 03/07/2017 
Expected:09/2017
 
10/2017 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.usda.gov/project/?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. Located about 6 miles northeast 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

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- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Joel Nowak
360-765-2251
joelnowak@fs.fed.us 
Description: Permit Rayonier, Inc. 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.usda.gov/project/?project=44932
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District / Forks. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T29N, R12W, Willamette Meridian. Approximately 8 miles northeast of Forks, WA.
Richmond Radio North Point Communication Site Lease Reissuance
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 04/11/2017  06/2017 Martha Krueger
360-288-0278
marthafkrueger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue 30-year expiring communication lease to Richmond Radio. Richmond radio operates as a facility manager at North Point Communication Site.
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District / Forks. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T30N, R11W, Sec 23, Willamette Meridian. Located at North Point Communication Site, 17 miles northeast of Forks, WA.
Verizon New Communication Site
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2017 
Expected:08/2017  09/2017 Joel Nowak
360-956-2266
joelnowak@fs.fed.us 
Description: Verizon proposes to install a new building and tower along Highway 101 to provide better service in the area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=51426
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District / Forks. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T30N, R11W, Sec 27, Willamette Meridian. Approximately 12 miles northwest of Forks, WA, along HWY 101.
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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
Bogachiel Tributary Habitat Improvements
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/17/2017 
Expected:07/2017
 
07/2017 Elizabeth Krier
360-288-0230
eakrier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restore habitat complexity, fish utilization, and natural flow at Haag Springs and an inlet stream of the Bogy-Tucker pond. In-stream structures (wood) would be modified to improve habitat connectivity and quality for coho salmon.
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District / Quinault. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - LEGAL - T27N, R12W, Sec 5-6. Project sites are along Forest Road 2932000 in the Bogachiel River watershed. GPS coordinates -124.303889 47.875009 and -124.289667 47.876602 Decimal Degrees.
Eagle Springs Habitat Improvements
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/01/2017 
Expected:07/2017
 
07/2017 Elizabeth Krier
360-288-0230
eakrier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Maintain rearing and spawning habitat for adult and juvenile salmon and trout. Gravel will be added to maintain spawning areas and small brush bundles will be modified to improve juvenile cover.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=51749
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District / Quinault. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - LEGAL- T30N, R3W, Sec 31. Eagle Springs is a tributary to the mainstem Sol Duc River. GPS coordinates are -124.155664 48.054658 Decimal Degrees. Approximately 8 miles northeast of Forks, WA.
Hendricksen Waterline Reissue
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2014 
Expected:07/2017
 
08/2017 Joel Nowak
360-956-2266
joelnowak@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.usda.gov/project/?project=44231
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District / Quinault. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T30N, R10W, Sec 20, Willamette Meridian. Located in the Sol Duc watershed. .
Lake Quinault Water Company Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2017 
Expected:09/2017  09/2017 Martha Krueger
360-288-0278
marthafkrueger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue a 20-year term special use permit authorizing Lake Quinault Water Company to operate and maintain a domestic water transmission system that provides potable water to the south shore of Lake Quinault.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=52036
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District / Quinault. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Grays Harbor. LEGAL - T23N, R9W, Sec 19-21 and 30, Willamette Meridian. Includes pipelines along South Shore, Wrights Canyon, Lake Lane, Willaby Creek roads; wells near Gatton and Willaby Creeks; storage tank near Wrights Canyon Road; and access roads to wells and tank.
Schoemake Waterline Permit Reissue
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/30/2014 
Expected:07/2017
 
08/2017 Joel Nowak
435-636-3364
joelnowak@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.usda.gov/project/?project=44232
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District / Quinault. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T30N, R10W, Sec 19, Willamette Meridian. . Located in the Calawah watershed. Approximately 13 miles east of Beaver, WA.
T-Mobile Facilities Installation at Neilton Point Communication Site
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 04/11/2017  05/2017 Martha Krueger
360-288-0278
marthafkrueger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal by T-Mobile to install telecommunications facilities at the Neilton Point Communications Site consisting of a base transceiver located within a new 8 by 10 ft equipment shelter and placement of antennas on an existing monopole tower.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=50651
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District / Quinault. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Grays Harbor. LEGAL - T22N, R09W, Sec 18, Willamette Meridian. Located at Neilton Point Communications Site, approximately 1.5 miles SE of Neilton, WA. Site is accessed by NFS Roads 2258000 and 2258040.
Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife Boat Launch Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A David Hammer
360-288-0202
davidchammer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue a 20-year term Special Use Permit for the use and associated maintenance of a boat launch on the Hoh River.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?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
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/01/2011 
Expected:07/2017
 
08/2017 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.usda.gov/project/?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 to 2.5 on the Forest Service Road (FSR) 2208-043. New trail would connect FSR 2208-043 and 2208-040.
Ziegler Creek/Norwood Culvert Removal
CE
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/01/2017 
Expected:07/2017
 
01/2018 Elizabeth Krier
360-288-0230
eakrier@fs.fed.us 
Description: To remove two culverts on Ziegler Creek, a fish-bearing stream in the Upper Quinault Valley. Forest Service Road 2272-170 is a short road crossing which is no longer needed. Culvert removal will restore channel conditions.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=51742
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District / Quinault. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Grays Harbor. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Upper Quinault watershed, Ziegler Creek. T23N, R9W, Sec10. Approximately 3 miles northeast of Quinault, WA.
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