Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2020 to 09/30/2020
Siuslaw 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, Siuslaw National Forest,  Central Coast Ranger District/Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Siuslaw National Forest,  Hebo 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

           *UPDATED*
- 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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Siuslaw National Forest,   Central Coast Ranger District/Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R6 - Pacific Northwest Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Deadwood Creek Restoration Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 02/14/2020 
Expected:07/2020
 
07/2020 Donni Vogel
541-563-8416
comments-pacificnorthwest-siuslaw-centralcoast@fs.fed.us 
Description: This is a landscape-scale restoration project in the Deadwood Creek watershed area. Activities include: plantation thinning, fish and wildlife habitat enhancement, invasive plant treatments, and road improvements.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55601
Location: UNIT - Central Coast Ranger District/Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - Portions of Townships 15, 16, and 17 South within Ranges 8 and 9 West; Willamette Meridian. The Deadwood Creek Restoration Project area is located about 16 air miles northeast of Florence, Oregon.
Marys Peak Bonneville Power Administration Communication Site Project
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/17/2016
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 05/2020 
Expected:10/2020
 
04/2021 Angela Morris
541-563-8464
angelamorris@fs.fed.us 
Description: BPA needs to maintain and upgrade its existing communication site located on Marys Peak. Some equipment is outdated and unstable and needs to be replaced. BPA plans to prepare an environmental assessment (EA). The USFS will be a cooperating agency
Web Link:  https://www.bpa.gov/efw/Analysis/NEPADocuments/Pages/Marys-Peak-BPA-Communications-Site-Project.aspx
Location: UNIT - Central Coast Ranger District/Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Benton. LEGAL - T12S, R7W, Section 21, WM. Within the Marys Peak Scenic Botanical Area, approximately 12 miles southwest of Corvallis. https://www.bpa.gov/efw/Analysis/NEPADocuments/Pages/Marys-Peak-BPA-Communications-Site-Project.aspx.
Oregon Dunes Restoration Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 05/27/2020  05/2020 Lawrence Fisher
541-563-8406
lfisher02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Promote development of sustainable veg structure, comp. and pattern, natural ecological processes; treat invasive spp., restore hydrologic function and maintenance and improvement for listed and at risk species and restore recreational opportunities
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=52946
Location: UNIT - Central Coast Ranger District/Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Coos, Douglas, Lane. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area/Baker Beach.
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Siuslaw National Forest,   Hebo 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 Remote Automated Weather Site Improvement
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Special use management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/03/2019 
Expected:04/2020
 
05/2020 Alexander Wickham
503-392-5136
alexander.wickham@usda.gov 
Description: Remove vegetation within 120' of the existing Remote Automated Weather System. Most of the vegetation within the 120' radius clearing is already managed with the exception of some encroaching trees that are now interfering with instrument readings.
Location: UNIT - Hebo Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Yamhill. LEGAL - Not Applicable. R9W, T4S, Section 22, Willamette Meridian.
Sand Lake Restoration Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Special area management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management 
In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 11/27/2018 
Expected:10/2020
 
11/2020 Alexander Wickham
503-392-5136
aswickham@fs.fed.us 
Description: This is a landscape-scale restoration project in the Sand Lake watershed. Activities include: plantation thinning, fish and wildlife habitat enhancement, invasive plant treatments, road and recreation improvements, and sand dune restoration.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53176
Location: UNIT - Hebo Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Tillamook. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Sand lake Watershed and parts of Netarts Watershed, from Cape Lookout to Camp Kiwanda State Park.
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