Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2021 to 03/31/2021
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
- 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
Marys Peak Bonneville Power Administration Communication Site Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 10/23/2020 
Expected:03/2021
 
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 Some equipment is outdated and unstable and needs to be replaced.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 is a cooperating agency
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=50453
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.
North Fork Smith Restoration - Terrestrial
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2022 
Expected:04/2023  05/2023 Lawrence Fisher
541-563-8406
lawrence.fisher@usda.gov 
Description: This is a landscape-scale terrestrial restoration project in the North Fork Smith River watershed area. Activities include: plantation thinning, wildlife habitat enhancement, invasive plant treatments, and road improvements.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59122
Location: UNIT - Central Coast Ranger District/Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas, Lane. LEGAL - Not Applicable. About 11.5 air miles northeast of Reedsport, Oregon (Douglas County); and about 7 air miles east of Dunes City, and about 11 air miles southeast of Florence, both in Lane County, Oregon.
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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
Sand Lake Restoration Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- 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 11/25/2020 
Expected:06/2021
 
06/2021 Hannah Smith
541-575-3031
hannahksmith@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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