Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2019 to 06/30/2019
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, Regionwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Region)
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, 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 
In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 10/12/2018 
Expected:07/2019
 
07/2019 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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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  Completed  Actual: 12/10/2018  06/2019 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, Okanogan-Wenatchee 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.
Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail Comprehensive Plan
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/01/2017
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 10/2019 
Expected:11/2020
 
12/2020 Matthew McGrath
503-808-2405
mtmcgrath@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Comprehensive Plan will develop administrative and management goals, objectives and practices for public lands in Forest Service Regions 1 and Regions 6.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=52259
Location: UNIT - Mt Baker Ranger District, Three Rivers Ranger District, Republic Ranger District, Tonasket Ranger District, Methow Valley Ranger District, Sullivan Lake Ranger District, Olympic National Forest All Units. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam, Ferry, Island, Jefferson, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Skagit, Stevens, Whatcom. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The trail begins at the Continental Divide in Glacier National Park and travels 1,200 miles through 7 National Forests, 3 National Parks, BLM, state, tribal, municipal and private lands in MT, ID, WA.
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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
NRCS SNOTEL Special Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2019 
Expected:08/2019  08/2019 Annabelle Pfeffer
3609562294
apfeffer@fs.fed.us 
Description: The reissuance of a special use permit to the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) for the continued presence of two SNOTEL weather monitoring stations, and the addition of one new monitoring station on NFS land.
Location: UNIT - Hood Canal Ranger District / Hoodsport, Hood Canal Ranger District / Quilcene. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson. LEGAL - T26N, R3W, Sec 11; T28N, R3W, Sec 32; T23N, R6W, Sec 23, Willamette Meridian. The two existing sites are located in the Big Quilcene watershed SW of Quilcene, and the Dungeness River watershed, NW of Quilcene. The new site is located in the South Fork Skokomish watershed.
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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 Kimberly Crider
360-956-2376
kcrider@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.
Lake Cushman Maintenance Company Fiber and Power Installation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2019 
Expected:07/2019  07/2019 Annabelle Pfeffer
3609562294
apfeffer@fs.fed.us 
Description: The reissuance of a new special use permit for Lake Cushman Maintenance Company to upgrade power and communications to their facilities, in addition to the continued use and maintenance of a water tank, waterline and road.
Location: UNIT - Hood Canal Ranger District / Hoodsport. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Grays Harbor. LEGAL - T24N, R4W, Sec 7, Willamette Meridian. This project is located in the Skokomish River Frontal Hood Canal watershed, west of Lake Cushman.
UNAVCO Monitoring Stations
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2019 
Expected:07/2019  07/2019 Annabelle Pfeffer
3609562294
apfeffer@fs.fed.us 
Description: A special use permit reissuance to UNAVCO INC for continuing research to monitor tectonic processes using two existing GPS monitoring devices, and one new seismic monitoring device, located at two existing sites on NFS land, for a period of 20 years.
Location: UNIT - Hood Canal Ranger District / Hoodsport. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Grays Harbor. LEGAL - T23N, R7W, Sec 31, and T22N, R5W, Sec 7, Willamette Meridian. One site is located in the Wynoochee River watershed, northeast of Lake Wynoochee. The other site is located in the South Fork Skokomish watershed west of Lake Cushman.
Wynoochee Restoration and Road Management Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/25/2018
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 08/2019 
Expected:01/2020
 
03/2020 Kimberly Crider
360-956-2376
kcrider@fs.fed.us 
Description: Thin second growth forest stands to accelerate old growth habitat development. Identify minimum road system to match priorities for maintenance, closure and decommissioning. Authorize campground hazard tree removal and minor recreation adjustments.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53124
Location: UNIT - Hood Canal Ranger District / Hoodsport. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Grays Harbor. LEGAL - T22N, R8W, Sec 1, 2, 10-15, 24, 26, 34; T22N, R7W, Sec 3-5, 7-10, 16-21, 28-32; T23N, R7W, Sec 10, 11, 13, 20-22, 27,28,33,34, Willamette Meridian. . Located in the Upper and Headwaters Wynoochee 6th field watersheds. Project area located about 40 miles northeast of Aberdeen, 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

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 07/03/2018 
Expected:07/2019
 
07/2019 Dana Butler
360-956-2280
danabutler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Treatment of about 25 miles of roads identified in the Dungeness Watershed Action Plan as impacting or at risk of impacting aquatic resources. Treatment may include road closures, road decommissioning, or road to trail conversions.
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.
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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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Dedmore Waterline and Road Permit Reissuance
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/25/2019 
Expected:06/2019
 
06/2019 Annabelle Pfeffer
3609562294
apfeffer@fs.fed.us 
Description: The reissuance of two special use permits to Mike and Tammy Dedmore for the continued use and maintenance of an existing water transmission system and private driveway for a period of 20 years.
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District / Forks. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam. LEGAL - T30N, R7W, Sec 33, Willamette Meridian. This project is located in the Elwah River watershed, southwest of Port Angeles.
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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
Cisneros Shake Mill Permit Reissuance
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 02/14/2019  03/2019 Annabelle Pfeffer
3609562294
apfeffer@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project is for the reissuance of a special use permit to Jose Cisneros-Sanchez for the continued presence of several shake mill structures on National Forest System land, for a period of 20 years.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=54266
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District / Quinault. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Grays Harbor. LEGAL - T22N, R10W, Sec 24, Willamette Meridian. This project is located in the Lower Quinault River watershed, in the south section of Neilton, WA.
GDRC FSR 2200-015 Forest Road Special Use Permit and Tailhold Use
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 02/14/2019  03/2019 Martha Krueger
360-288-0278
marthafkrueger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Green Diamond Resource Company has applied for authorizations to (1) reconstruct, use, and decommission FSR 2200-015 (2) haul rock and timber on FSR 22, and (3) use three trees as tailholds for harvest of unit GH-140.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=54169
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District / Quinault. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Grays Harbor. LEGAL - T21N, R8W, Sec7 and 18, Willamette Meridian. FSR 2200-015 leaves FSR 22 (Donkey Creek Road) at Milepost 11.2, in the East Fork Humptulips watershed.
Grays Harbor PUD #1 Permit Reissuance
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/08/2018
This project has changed to a CE that does not require a written decision document and will be removed from the SOPA. 
Expected:03/2019
 
03/2019 Martha Krueger
360-288-0278
marthafkrueger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replacement of a special use permit authorizing the continued operation and maintenance of existing buried and aerial power transmission and distribution lines, for a period of 20 years. The action will replace two permits issued in 1979 and 1980.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53994
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District / Quinault. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Grays Harbor. LEGAL - T22N, R9W, Sec 6 and 17-20; T22N, R10W, Sec 1, 13, 24, 25, 35, and 36; T23N, R9W, Sec 10, 11, 15, 16, 19-22, and 30; T23N, R10W, Sec 15, 16, 22, and 36, Willamette Meridian. The powerlines are located in the vicinity of Lake Quinault, adjacent to Highway 101, South Shore Road, Moclips Highway, and Boulder Creek.
Henricksen Waterline Reissue
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/22/2014 
Expected:04/2019
 
04/2019 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. .
Shoemake Waterline Permit Reissue
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 02/20/2019  03/2019 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.
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.
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