Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2021 to 12/31/2021
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, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
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  On Hold  N/A  N/A Sarah Shoemaker
907-586-7886
sarahshoemaker@fs.fed.us 
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, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)  

R6 - Pacific Northwest Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area OHV Sound Limit Forest Plan Amendment
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Land management planning
- Recreation management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/25/2021
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 12/2021 
Expected:07/2022
 
07/2022 Garrit Craig
541-271-6001
garrit.craig@usda.gov 
Description: Forest Plan amendment proposal to increase the sound limit for ORVs to more nearly match those of Oregon State DEQ limits.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=60053
Location: UNIT - Siuslaw National Forest All Units. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Coos, Douglas, Lane. LEGAL - Townships 18, 19, 20 and 21, South, Range 12 West; Townships 21, 22, 23, and 24 South, Range 13 West, Willamette Meridian; Lane, Douglas, and Coos Counties, Oregon. This proposed project is in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, west of Highway 101 and between the cities of Florence and North Bend, Oregon where motorized vehicle use is allowed (MA B,C, D.).
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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
Franklin and Wasson Wild and Scenic Rivers Comprehensive River Management Plan
EA
- Land management planning
- Recreation management
- Special area management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/24/2021
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 10/2021 
Expected:03/2022
 
03/2022 Trevor Robinson
541-750-7047
trevor.robinson@usda.gov 
Description: Develop a comprehensive river management plan (CRMP) for two newly designated wild and scenic rivers. CRMP will include identification and inventory of outstanding remarkable values, a visitor capacity determination, and management direction.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59324
Location: UNIT - Central Coast Ranger District/Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - T 21S R 9W Sections 7-8 and 17-18, T 21 S, R 10W Sections 11 - 14, 22-23, 26-27, and T 22S R 10W sections 2-4 and 8-9. 10 miles east of Reedsport, OR between the Umpqua River and Smith River.
Marys Peak Bonneville Power Administration Communication Site Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 10/23/2020 
Expected:01/2022
 
05/2022 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

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2022 
Expected:09/2023  10/2023 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 
Completed  Actual: 08/02/2021  09/2021 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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