Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2019 to 09/30/2019
Rogue River-Siskiyou 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, Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest,  Gold Beach Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest,  High Cascades Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest,  J. Herbert Stone Nursery (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest,  Powers Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest,  Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest,  Wild Rivers Ranger District (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:11/2019
 
11/2019 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
Forest Plan Amendments for the Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline
EIS

           *UPDATED*
- Land management planning  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 04/05/2019
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 10/2019 
Expected:01/2020
 
04/2020 David Krantz
541-618-2082
dkrantz@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to amend the Land and Resource Management Plans (LRMP) for the Umpqua, Rogue River, and Winema National Forests for the proposed Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=28132
Location: UNIT - Tiller Ranger District, Klamath Ranger District, High Cascades Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas, Jackson, Klamath. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Umpqua NF, Rogue River NF, and Winema NF.
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Rogue River-Siskiyou 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
Forest Wide Sensitive Plant Habitat Enhancement and Huckleberry Restoration in the SIA and HCRD
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2018 
Expected:09/2018  09/2018
541-618-2056
cemerson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The forest wide sensitive plant habitat enhancement project encompasses 8 plant species located at 201 sub-populations totaling 634 acres. Huckleberry restoration in the SIA entails planting 70 acres within high soil burn severity patches.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53516
Location: UNIT - Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest All Units. STATE - California, Oregon. COUNTY - Siskiyou, Curry, Jackson, Josephine. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Forest wide habitat enhancement project. Huckleberry restoration will take place in the Jackson Creek Watershed HUC10-1710030202 & Headwaters Rogue River Watershed HUC10-1710030701).
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Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest,   Gold Beach 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
Danger Tree Management FS Road #3300.
CE
- Road management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Tina Lanier
970-723-8204
tclanier@fs.fed.us 
Description: The goal is to improve safety along Forest Service road 3300 for public and Forest Service employees. Danger trees that have the potential to fall onto the roadway will be felled and removed within approximately 200 feet on either side.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=51941
Location: UNIT - Gold Beach Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Curry. LEGAL - T. 35 S., R. 13 W., Section 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 2, 7, & 36, T. 35 S., R. 12 W., Section 31, 30, 29, 20, 21, 16, 15, 11, 14, & 13. The road is located on the Gold Beach Ranger District, between the Myrtle Tree trailhead and the confluence of the Pine Grove/Illinois River, 22 miles from Gold Beach.
Motorized trail bridge for Frog Lake creek crossing
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/26/2018 
Expected:01/2019
 
01/2019 David Sheehan
(530) 367-2224 ext 230
dsheehan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install a trail bridge across Frog Lake Creek on road 3313.100. The bridge would be approximately 42 feet long and 68 inches wide which would be wide enough for all-terrain-vehicles as well as non-motorized users but not full-sized vehicles.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53652
Location: UNIT - Gold Beach Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Curry. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Located on the Frog Lake (3313100) and Quosatana (3313) road systems.
Pine Grove Trail Reroute
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/08/2017 
Expected:08/2017
 
08/2017 Tina Lanier
970-723-8204
tclanier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-route north end of Pine Grove Trail #1170. Reconstruction will include brushing, culvert or trail bridge placements, treadwork, signing, and devices designed to limit motorize travel to single-track vehicles (e.g. motorcycles).
Location: UNIT - Gold Beach Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - Not Applicable. T35S, R12W, S13-16, 22-14, 27.
Shasta Agness Landscape Restoration Project
EIS
- Land management planning
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/05/2018
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 06/2018 
Expected:10/2018
 
11/2018 Barbara Cisneros
541-247-3613
bcisneros@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improve or maintain the quality of unique forest habitats, accelerate late seral conditions, improve or restore aquatic and riparian habitat, and promote quality sustainable recreational opportunities; project-specific plan amendment proposed.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=49607
Location: UNIT - Gold Beach Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Curry. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The project is located in Curry and Josephine County, Oregon, approximately 30 miles northeast of Gold Beach, Oregon, on the Gold Beach and Wild Rivers Ranger District.
South Coast Lumber Hazel Camp Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Gary Einck
541-618-2037
geinck@fs.fed.us 
Description: 5-year special use permit for approximately 2,500-ft temporary road reconstruction, w/ partial localized rocking. Gated access to do site prep, harvest, and reforestation on private land. Approx. 50, <50-yr-old trees removed. Would then decommission.
Location: UNIT - Gold Beach Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Curry. LEGAL - Not Applicable. S12 T38S R12W, and S2 T39S R12W (WM); 1.5 miles north of Bosley Butte; Pistol River (171003120403).
Southport Timber Road Access
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/14/2018 
Expected:01/2019
 
01/2019 Gary Einck
541-618-2037
geinck@fs.fed.us 
Description: SouthPort Timber Co. proposes to open, use and maintain approximately 0.2 miles (1,056 feet) of existing, non-system road to access their private property. No other access exists and this road was most likely used in the past.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55092
Location: UNIT - Gold Beach Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Curry. LEGAL - Township 36S Range 13W Section 20. Quosatana Creek.
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Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest,   High Cascades 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
Bowen WUI Project
CE
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/30/2018 
Expected:12/2018
 
12/2018 Anne Trapanese
541-365-7097
atrapanese@fs.fed.us 
Description: The intent of this project is to reduce fuels, and increase resiliency of the stands through commercial, and mechanical thinning. Activity fuels may be either piled, or loped and scattered.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53511
Location: UNIT - High Cascades Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - T35S, R3E, Sec 29 and 30 FS Lands west of Willow Lake. Located in the Big Butte Springs Watershed, about 5 miles east of Butte Falls, Oregon.
Fish Lake Boat Ramp Extension
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/26/2018 
Expected:12/2018
 
12/2018 Steven Brazier
435-865-3726
sbrazier@fs.fed.us 
Description: The intent of this project is to improve the safety of and extend the season for launching trailered boats into Fish Lake. By expanding the current boat ramp it will make the lake accessible during low water years. The ramp can be paved or rocked.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53501
Location: UNIT - High Cascades Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - T36S R4E sec 35. Fish lake is a reservoir at the headwaters of the North Fork of Little Butte Creek, near the Cascade crest just south of Highway 140.
Hoyt Tank and Trench Project
CE
- Facility management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/26/2018 
Expected:01/2019
 
01/2019 Robert Cochran
307-548-5308
rcochran@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize the installation of a buried cistern and waterline at a recreation residence (Hoyt, Lot1, Tract H, Block B) to provide water for the residence. The system would be buried behind the already permitted outbuilding.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53502
Location: UNIT - High Cascades Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - T.36S, R.4E, Sec.4. Located near Fish Lake at the headwaters of the North Fork of Little Butte Creek. The cabin location is Hoyt, Lot 1, Tract H Block B.
Jackson County Parks Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/07/2018 
Expected:01/2019
 
01/2019 Gary Einck
541-618-2037
geinck@fs.fed.us 
Description: This is a renewal of an existing special use permit for sewage retention ponds on NFS for willow lake campgrounds and willow lake resort. They are permitted by ODEQ. The permit would be requested for a 20 year term.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55060
Location: UNIT - High Cascades Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - Township 36S Range 3E Section 3. Willow Lake.
Stella Restoration Project
EIS
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 05/12/2018
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2018 
Expected:04/2020
 
04/2020 Anne Trapanese
541-560-3433
atrapanese@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Stella project's objectives are to restore and reestablish forest structure and pattern, vegetation composition, and diversity, and riparian communities to conditions that are more resilient to natural disturbances.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53241
Location: UNIT - High Cascades Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas, Jackson. LEGAL - North of the town of Prospect eat of the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness and South of Rabbit Ears. This area is located north of the town of Prospect, east of the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness, and south of Rabbit Ears.
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Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest,   J. Herbert Stone Nursery (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R6 - Pacific Northwest Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
J. Herbert Stone Nursery Herbicide Use
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Facility management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Shannon Downey
541-618-2074
shannonldowney@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize the use of modern Hesticides for use in the JHS Nursery's integrated pest management program to improve effectiveness, reduce environmental impacts, and increase worker and public health and safety.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=45666
Location: UNIT - J. Herbert Stone Nursery. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - Not Applicable. J Herbert Stone Nursery, located near Central Point, OR.
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Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest,   Powers 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
Iron Mountain Communication Site
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/09/2018 
Expected:01/2019
 
01/2019 Gary Einck
541-618-2037
geinck@fs.fed.us 
Description: This is an existing communication site that the current permitee is not interested in anymore. The new permitee would use the site for amateur radio operations.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55083
Location: UNIT - Powers Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Curry. LEGAL - Township 33S Range 12W Section 27. Iron Mountain.
Powers Ranger District Waterline Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/07/2018 
Expected:01/2019
 
01/2019 Gary Einck
541-618-2037
geinck@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of a special use permit for a waterline for domestic use. This waterline runs underneath the parking lot of the Powers Ranger District.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55064
Location: UNIT - Powers Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Curry. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Powers Ranger District.
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Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest,   Siskiyou Mountains 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
Applegate Allotment Management Project
EA
- Grazing management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Mark Hocken
541-899-3830
mhocken@fs.fed.us 
Description: Grazing on federal lands will be evaluated. This effort would ensure updated information is provided for the sustained health of rangeland and forest ecosystems.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=50473
Location: UNIT - Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District. STATE - California, Oregon. COUNTY - Siskiyou, Jackson. LEGAL - Not Applicable. There are 4 allotments within the Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District being evaluated. These 4 allotments cover approximately 166,442 acres and straddle the Oregon/California border.
Hart-Tish Recreation Site Water System Improvements
CE
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/07/2018 
Expected:01/2019
 
01/2019 Gretchen Smith
1(541)366-4196
gretchensmith@fs.fed.us 
Description: Upgrades and maintenance on the water and wastewater systems at Hart-Tish Recreation Site adjacent to Applegate Lake.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55065
Location: UNIT - Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Applegate Lake.
Perk's Cabin Defensible Space
CE
- Heritage resource management
- Facility management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Gretchen Smith
541-366-4196
gretchensmith@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed treatments to reduce hazardous fuel loadings around Perks Cabin to create a fuel break to protect the historical administrative site, enhancement of wildlife habitat, timbered stands, range conditions, and protect range improvements
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=50279
Location: UNIT - Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Perk's Cabin.
Upper Applegate Watershed Restoration
EA
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 11/22/2018 
Expected:03/2019
 
03/2019 Donald Boucher
541-899-3840
dboucher@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restore biological, physical, and chemical processes and functions to ensure the long-term ecological sustainability of the public lands in the Upper Applegate Watershed. This project is jointly proposed between BLM and FS.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=52305
Location: UNIT - Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The 52,000 acre sixth field watershed is located in the Applegate Valley to the south of Ruch, Oregon.
Upper Bull Gap Trail Modification
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/08/2018 
Expected:01/2019
 
01/2019 Gretchen Smith
1(541)366-4196
gretchensmith@fs.fed.us 
Description: Adding natural challenge features to the Upper Bull Gap Trail for approximately 1 mile. The trail begins at the Mt Ashland ski area parking lot, and ends at the junction of forest road 2080.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55070
Location: UNIT - Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Mt Ashland Ski Area parking lot.
Weatherbee Mining Claim
EA
- Minerals and Geology  On Hold  N/A  N/A Karla Gallegos
541-471-6708
kgallegos@fs.fed.us 
Description: Placer mine, removing mineral deposit from an ancient channel (underground). Project would remove approximately 40 cubic yards of material per year. Removal process would primarily pick and shovel, using a winch to move material mid-slope.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=38263
Location: UNIT - Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Siskiyou. LEGAL - T. 48 N., R. 10 W., Section 22, SW 1/4, Mt. Diablo Meridian, Siskiyou County, California. Elliott Creek, approximatley 10 miles south of Oregon/California border.
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Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest,   Wild Rivers 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
Cedar Gulch Mine
EIS
- Minerals and Geology  On Hold  N/A  N/A Kevin Johnson
541-471-6727
kljohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Previously known as Tracy Placer Mining Project (#9992). Prepare Supplemental EIS and environmental review of proposed Plan of Operations for placer mining less than 5 acres in the Sucker Creek watershed.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=36336
Location: UNIT - Wild Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Josephine. LEGAL - T40S, R06W, Section 19. South bank of Sucker Creek, about 11 miles southeast of Cave Junction, Oregon. Within Riparian Reserve and Late Successional Reserve.
Cleopatra Test Drilling
EA
- Minerals and Geology  On Hold  N/A  N/A Robert Shoemaker
541-471-6708
rshoemaker@fs.fed.us 
Description: Red Flat Nickel Corp. plans to drill 59 3-inch diameter holes to a depth of 50 feet to obtain core samples of minerals in Curry County, Oregon. Equipment and personnel would be transported and removed via helicopter.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=41908
Location: UNIT - Wild Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Curry. LEGAL - Primarily T41S-R10W-Sections 5-8, 17, 18; T41S-R11W-Sections 1, 12. About 10 miles WSW of O'Brien, Oregon. Generally between Baldface, Taylor, and Fall Creeks within the North Fork Smith River watershed, Curry County, Oregon.
Large Wood Supply for Stream Restoration Projects
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/26/2018 
Expected:09/2018
 
03/2019 Chris Park
541-471-6761
cpark@fs.fed.us 
Description: Identifying, marking, and removing roadside conifers, in the East Fork Illinois Watershed, to be used for stream restoration. Trees measuring 15" to 30" in diameter, located in over stocked stands near stream projects would be used.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53487
Location: UNIT - Wild Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Josephine. LEGAL - T39S, R06W; T40S, R06 07W; T41S, R06 07 08W. East Fork Illinois Watershed.
Upper Briggs Creek
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/20/2016
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 05/2018 
Expected:10/2018
 
11/2018 Matthew Paciorek
406-859-3211
mpaciorek@fs.fed.us 
Description: Thinning and prescribed burning to promote vegetation diversity, preserve legacy pines and oaks, restore meadow habitat, and provide fire resiliency; decommission or storage of excess roads; fish passage improvement. Approx. 3500 acres affected.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=45593
Location: UNIT - Wild Rivers Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Josephine. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Upper Briggs Creek watershed, about 15 miles west of Grants Pass, OR.
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