Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2020 to 12/31/2020
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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Projects Occurring Nationwide
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, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
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,  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)

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.
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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
- Land management planning  In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 11/22/2019 
Expected:08/2020
 
05/2021 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 Forest Wide Sensitive Plant Habitat Enhancement in the SIA and HCRD
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/26/2018 
Expected:07/2020
 
07/2020 Stuart Osbrack
541-592-4052
sosbrack@fs.fed.us 
Description: The forest wide sensitive plant habitat enhancement project encompasses 8 plant species located at 201 sub-populations totaling 634 acres.
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, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R6 - Pacific Northwest Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
ERFO 2019
CE
- Road management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2020 
Expected:06/2020  06/2020 Scott Blower
541-471-6745
sblower@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed action is to repair the multiple ERFO sites within the current road prism to restore traffic to the roadway.
Location: UNIT - High Cascades Ranger District, Gold Beach Ranger District, Powers Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson. LEGAL - Not Applicable. repairing several roads across the Forest in most Districts.
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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
Shasta Agness Landscape Restoration Project
EIS

           *UPDATED*
- Land management planning
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 07/15/2020 
Expected:10/2020
 
01/2021 Michelle Calvert
541/471-6788
Michelle.Calvert@usda.gov 
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.
Southport Timber Road Access
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/14/2018 
Expected:07/2020
 
07/2020 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.
Sudden Oak Death Treatment on the RRSNF-Gold Beach Ranger District
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/29/2020 
Expected:05/2020
 
05/2020 Charles Grell
541-247-3683
charles.grell@usda.gov 
Description: Authorizes treatment of sudden oak death for vegetation infected by the non-native pathogen, Phytophthora ramorum. Treatment units that meet the project criteria may occur throughout the GBRD within several land use allocations.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58234
Location: UNIT - Gold Beach Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Coos, Curry, Josephine. LEGAL - Not Applicable. across the Gold Beach Ranger District, based on project criteria.
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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
AT&T Cell Tower Replacement
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/09/2020 
Expected:02/2020
 
02/2020 Gary Einck
541-618-2037
geinck@fs.fed.us 
Description: Crown Castle (Agent for AT&T) is proposing to replace 80 foot existing self-support tower with a 150 foot self-support tower to provide elevation and space for equipment for 4 wireless communication providers and other users requesting collocation.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57464
Location: UNIT - High Cascades Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - Township 37S, Range 4E, Section 8. South of Highway 140 and west of Big Elk Road.
Bowen WUI Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Fuels management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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:03/2020
 
03/2020 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

           *UPDATED*
- Facility management  Completed  Actual: 07/31/2020  09/2020 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.
Stella Restoration Project
EIS

           *UPDATED*
- 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 10/2020 
Expected:01/2021
 
04/2021 Elizabeth Bly
541-560-3465
elizabeth.bly@usda.gov 
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,   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:10/2019
 
10/2019 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.
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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
Hart-Tish Recreation Site Water System Improvements
CE
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/07/2018 
Expected:01/2019
 
01/2019 Donna Mickley
303-275-5239
dmickley@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.
Upper Applegate Watershed Restoration
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 08/13/2020  05/2022 Donna Mickley
(541) 899-3800
dmickley@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

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Donna Mickley
303-275-5239
dmickley@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
Large Wood Supply for Stream Restoration Projects
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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.
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