Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2019 to 12/31/2019
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.
Report Contents (click to jump to a section) :
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, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest,  Chelan Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest,  Cle Elum Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest,  Entiat Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest,  Methow Valley Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest,  Naches Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest,  Tonasket Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest,  Wenatchee River 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:
Objection Period Legal Notice 07/13/2019 
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
North Cascades Ecosystem Grizzly Bear Restoration Plan/Environmental Impact Statement
EIS

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/12/2017
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2019 
Expected:03/2020
 
03/2020 John Rohrer
509-996-4001
jrohrer@fs.fed.us 
Description: The National Park Service and Fish and Wildlife Service are preparing a North Cascades Ecosystem Grizzly Bear Restoration Plan and Environmental Impact Statement to determine how to restore the grizzly bear to the North Cascades ecosystem.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=50937
Location: UNIT - Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest All Units, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest All Units. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan, King, Okanogan, Skagit, Snohomish. LEGAL - Not Applicable. North Cascades Ecosystem grizzly bear recovery zone, including the North Cascades N.P., Ross Lake and Lake Chelan NRAs, and portions of Okanogan-Wenatchee and Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forests.
Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail Comprehensive Plan
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/01/2017
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 10/2019 
Expected:11/2020
 
12/2020 Matthew McGrath
503-808-2405
mtmcgrath@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Comprehensive Plan will develop administrative and management goals, objectives and practices for public lands in Forest Service Regions 1 and Regions 6.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=52259
Location: UNIT - Mt Baker Ranger District, Three Rivers Ranger District, Republic Ranger District, Tonasket Ranger District, Methow Valley Ranger District, Sullivan Lake Ranger District, Olympic National Forest All Units. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Clallam, Ferry, Island, Jefferson, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Skagit, Stevens, Whatcom. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The trail begins at the Continental Divide in Glacier National Park and travels 1,200 miles through 7 National Forests, 3 National Parks, BLM, state, tribal, municipal and private lands in MT, ID, WA.
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Okanogan-Wenatchee 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
Motorized Travel Management
EA
- Recreation management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 06/08/2016 
Expected:09/2019
 
10/2019 Lauri Malmquist
509-548-2575
lmalmquist@fs.fed.us 
Description: Designate roads/trails/areas open to motorized vehicle use outside of wilderness consistent with Travel Management Rule. Roads/trails/areas not designated as open would be closed to motorized use. Project does not address over-the-snow motorized use.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=46467
Location: UNIT - Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest All Units. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan, Kittitas, Okanogan, Yakima. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, outside Wilderness.
Okanogan Wenatchee Forest Plan Revision
EIS
- Land management planning  On Hold  N/A  N/A Deborah Kelly
509-664-9247
dlkelly@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Land and Resource Management Plans of combined Okanogan and Wenatchee National Forests are being revised as required by the National Forest Management Act. The focus is to update parts of the plans no longer current and requiring change.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/okawen/landmanagement/planning/?cid=fsbdev3_053653
Location: UNIT - Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest All Units. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan, Kittitas, Okanogan, Yakima. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Okanogan and Wenatchee Nationals Forests of eastern Washington.
Planning and Management of Domestic Sheep and Goat Grazing within the range of Bighorn Sheep
EIS
- Grazing management  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 05/17/2019
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2020 
Expected:10/2020
 
10/2020 Darren Goodding
509-664-9232
darren.goodding@usda.gov 
Description: Proposal to amend Land and Resource Management Plans to provide forest plan direction for managing domestic sheep and goat grazing within the range of Bighorn sheep to better provide for bighorn sheep viability in the context of range management.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53257
Location: UNIT - Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest All Units. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan, Kittitas, Okanogan, Yakima. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest within the Range of Bighorn Sheep.
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Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest,   Chelan 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
Box Canyon Trail
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/01/2014 
Expected:12/2019
 
12/2019 Paul Willard
509-682-4960
pwillard@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct approximately 5 miles of non-motorized trail from 25 Mile Creek Helibase to Box Canyon on the south shore of Lake Chelan.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=43304
Location: UNIT - Chelan Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T29N, R20E, Sections 14, 15, 16, 23, 24, 25. Proposed trail would be located northwest of 25 Mile Creek State Park.
Lyman Lake Bridge Replacement
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 06/28/2019  07/2019 Paul Willard
509-682-4960
pwillard@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace the Lyman Lake Bridge with a new log stringer bridge.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56206
Location: UNIT - Chelan Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Outlet of Layman Lake at the head of Railroad Creek.
Prince Creek Bridge Replacement
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/05/2019 
Expected:07/2019
 
07/2019 Paul Willard
509-682-4960
pwillard@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct a new bridge across Prince Creek and 1400 feet of new non-motorized trail. The trail to the old collapsed bridge site will be obliterated.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56207
Location: UNIT - Chelan Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Township 31, Range 19, Section 32.
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Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest,   Cle Elum 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
Box Canyon Creek Wood Replenishment
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 07/10/2019  08/2019 Lynn Khuat
541-353-2723
lynnkkhuat@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will place large wood in Box Canyon Creek to help restore an at risk watershed. Approximately 360 pieces are proposed and some wood will come from hazard tree removal at East Kachess Group Campground and Kachess Campground.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56386
Location: UNIT - Cle Elum Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Kittitas. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Box Canyon Creek is a headwater tributary of the Yakima River. The creek enters at the southern end of Little Kachess Lake.
NW Lake Cle Elum Restoration Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Road management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Jamey Basye
509-852-1042
Jamey.Basye@usda.gov 
Description: Proposal to non-commercially thin 533 acres and decommission or close several roads on the west side of Lake Cle Elum, to mitigate for permanent impacts to critical habitat for Northern spotted owls associated with Cle Elum Pool Raise Project.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=50852
Location: UNIT - Cle Elum Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Kittitas. LEGAL - T21N, R14E and T21N R13E W.M. Sections 5,6,7,8,18,19,20 and 30 Township 21N Range 14E and Sections 31 and 32, Township 22N, Range 14E.
Southern Star Mining Plan of Operation
EA
- Minerals and Geology  On Hold  N/A  N/A JoAnne Homuth
509-852-1032
jhomuth@fs.fed.us 
Description: 1-2 person seasonal operation accessed by FS9711121. No seasonal or permanent camp site, underground mining will be with hand tools, drill and blast in existing mine tunnels. Activities: portal reconstruction, ore and waste rock, hazard tree removal
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=19715
Location: UNIT - Cle Elum Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Kittitas. LEGAL - Sec. 13, 24, T21N, R17E, WM,. Swauk Watershed.
Swauk Mining Plans of Operation Analysis
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 07/30/2019 
Expected:03/2020
 
04/2020 Jamey Basye
509-852-1042
Jamey.Basye@usda.gov 
Description: This project will analyze ten mining Plans of Operations submitted to the Cle Elum Ranger District of the OWNF to fulfill responsibilities established by the 1872 Mining Law as amended and the Forest Land Policy and Management Act of 1976.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56466
Location: UNIT - Cle Elum Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Kittitas. LEGAL - Multiple Sections T.20N., R.17E., Sections 1, 3, 10, 11 12; T.20N., R.18E., Section 6, 13, 34; T.21N., R.17E., Sections 13, 23, 24, 33; T.21N., R.18E. Sections 19, 30; W.M. Claims are located in the Swauk Creek drainage.
Table Mountain Danger Tree and Fuelwood removal
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Road management 
Completed
This project has changed to a CE that does not require a written decision document and will be removed from the SOPA. 
  10/2019 Michael Starkovich
509-860-6554
mstarkovich@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project proposes the felling of danger trees within striking distance of the road, and the removal of felled trees as personal use firewood and post and poles with purchase of the appropriate permit.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55204
Location: UNIT - Cle Elum Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Kittitas. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The Table Mountain Danger Tree Fuelwood planning area is located approximately 12 miles north of the city of Ellensburg, Washington. Danger trees will be assessed for striking potential on FSR 3500, 3517, 3500-111, 3521, 3530, and portions of FSR 9712.
Taneum Restoration Project
EA
- Land management planning
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 05/02/2019 
Expected:10/2019
 
03/2020 Rachel Wirt
509-852-1043
rwirt@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project is evaluating opportunities for the restoration of riparian processes and forest vegetation structure and fuel patterns to improve forest resiliency to severe insect, disease, and wildfire disturbances and reduce the risk of habitat loss
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53450
Location: UNIT - Cle Elum Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Kittitas. LEGAL - T19N R14E, T19N R15E, T18N R15E. The project area encompasses the Taneum Drainage, specifically focused on the North Fork Taneum Watershed and the Taneum Creek Watershed. These areas are accessed primarily via FS rd 3300 and 3330.
Upper Kachess River Restoration
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2019 
Expected:12/2019  08/2020 Aja Woodrow
509-852-1075
aja.woodrow@usda.gov 
Description: Improve habitat for bull trout (listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act) in approx. 1.7 miles of the Kachess River.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56630
Location: UNIT - Cle Elum Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Kittitas. LEGAL - T. 22N, R. 13E, secs 5, 8, and 17. The Upper Kachess River from the low water level of Little Kachess Lake upstream to the confluence with Mineral Creek.
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Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest,   Entiat 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
Steven Walters Road Permit issuance
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 03/26/2019  03/2019 Jonathan Meier
541-367-3557
jmeier02@fs.fed.us 
Description: issuing a road use permit to Steven A Walters for the use of a section of road that crosses national forest system lands. This is the only road that accesses the property. This will be allow for the authorization of a permit up to 20 years.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55489
Location: UNIT - Entiat Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T. 26. N., R. 21. E., Section 3. T. 26. N., R. 21. E., Section 3., and is approximately 0.36 acres.
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Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest,   Methow Valley 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
Loup Loup Ski Area Improvements
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/31/2019 
Expected:07/2020
 
08/2020 Rosemary Seifried
509/996-4021
rseifried@fs.fed.us 
Description: Loup Loup Ski Area management have proposed several improvements to the ski area, including a new day lodge and expansion of the equipment rental building, camping facilities, and other changes.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56556
Location: UNIT - Methow Valley Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Loup Loup Ski Area, located 9 miles east of Twisp, WA and 15 miles west of Okanogan, WA.
Twisp Restoration
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2019 
Expected:06/2021  07/2021 Eireann Pederson
509-682-4991
erpederson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Landscape-scale aquatic and terrestrial restoration project including the Twisp River, Alder Creek, Rader Creek, and Wolf Creek drainages, excluding the Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56554
Location: UNIT - Methow Valley Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Project area is SW, W, and NW of Twisp, Washington in the Alder Creek, Twisp River, Rader Creek, and Wolf Creek drainages.
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Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest,   Naches 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
Bear Cove Boat Club Special Use Permit
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Kathryn Buchholz
509-653-1434
kbuchholz02@fs.fed.us 
Description: There are no new extraordinary circumstances that can be meaningfully evaluated to warrant further analysis. The previous NEPA decision is sufficient for the renewal of this special use permit.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=24131
Location: UNIT - Naches Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Yakima. LEGAL - T13N, R13E, Sec. 11, WM. Naches Ranger District near Rimrock Lake.
Chelminar Club Special Use Permit
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Kathryn Buchholz
509-653-1434
kbuchholz02@fs.fed.us 
Description: There are no new extraordinary circumstances that can be meaningfully evaluated to warrant further analysis. The previous NEPA decision is sufficient for the renewal of this special use permit.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=24135
Location: UNIT - Naches Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Yakima. LEGAL - T14N, R14E, S30 &31, WM. Naches Ranger District near Rimrock Lake.
Ditch, Dam, & Reservoir Permit Reissuances
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Kathryn Buchholz
509-653-1434
kbuchholz02@fs.fed.us 
Description: To reissue three ditch, dam, and reservoir permits to existing permitees. The duration of these permits will be 30 years.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=51614
Location: UNIT - Naches Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Yakima. LEGAL - Section 6, T.16N. R.15E.;Section 35, T.17N. R.14E.; Section 35, T.17N. R.14E. National Forest land to private lands adjacent to the Chinook Pass Work Center; Natural side channel of the Naches River.
Federal Land Policy and Management Act Permit Reissuances
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Kathryn Buchholz
509-653-1434
kbuchholz02@fs.fed.us 
Description: There are no new extraordinary circumstances that can be meaningfully evaluated to warrant further analysis. The previous NEPA decision is sufficient for the renewal of this special use permit.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=51607
Location: UNIT - Naches Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - NW 1/4 Section 12, T.13N. R.12E.; Section 18, T.14N. R.15E. W.M; Section 18, T.14N. R.15E. W.M. YMCA (Camp Dudley); Boy Scouts of America (Camp Fife); WDFW Region 3.
Forest Service Road 1901 Flood Repair
CE
- Road management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Michelle King
509-6531420
mdking02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Repair the damaged portions of Forest Service Road 1901. The damaged sites are at mile post 6.9 and 7.2.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=39078
Location: UNIT - Naches Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Kittitas. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The project is located on the Naches Ranger District. Forest Service Road (FSR) 1901 connects to the Little Naches Road (FSR 1900).
Little Crow Project w/Proposed Northwest Forest Plan Amendment
EA
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 11/09/2018 
Expected:10/2019
 
11/2019 Justin Gelb
509-653-1464
jgelb@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restoration project to increase forest resiliency, restore aquatic resources, and maintain public access within the larger context of the Little Naches Watershed.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=54984
Location: UNIT - Naches Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Kittitas, Yakima. LEGAL - T17N R11E Sec 1-5,7-14,16-18;T17N R12E Sec 1-3,10,11;T17N R13E Sec 1-6;T17N R14E Sec 3-6;T18N R11E Sec 24-27,33-36;T18N R12E Sec 22-27,34-36;T18N R13E Sec 1,2,11,12,13-36;T18N R14E Sec 3-11,14-35. Southern portion of the Little Naches Watershed and includes Crow Creek and Lower Little Naches River watersheds.
Naches Pass Trail Bridge Replacement
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A William Zimmer
509-653-1432
williamzimmer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Funding from the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office to replace a bridge on the historic Naches Pass Trail, in the Naches Ranger District, was returned after the scope of work increased beyond the grant amount. CE not needed.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53433
Location: UNIT - Naches Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Kittitas. LEGAL - Township 19, Range 12,Section 36 SE1/4. The bridge crosses the North Fork of the Little Naches River. The bridge is part of the Naches Pass Four Wheel Drive Trail 684. The bridge is located west of Forest Road 1913.
Ravens Roost Communications Site-Facility 1-Issue new 20 year communication site lease
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Kathryn Buchholz
509-653-1434
kbuchholz02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a new 20 year special use permit/communications site lease to the new facility owner.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=47724
Location: UNIT - Naches Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Yakima. LEGAL - S 1/2, SW 1/4 of Section 22, T.18N R.12E W.M. Raven Roost Communications Site, Forest Service Road 1902 866.
Recreation Residence, Camp, and Resort Project Proposals
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/20/2017 
Expected:07/2018
 
07/2018 Susan Ranger
509-653-1446
sranger@fs.fed.us 
Description: 21 project authorizations including: Propane tank installation, deck/cabin addition, roof repair, storage shed modification, door & window replacement, satellite dish installation, flag pole installation, outhouse rebuild. See attached documentation
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=51615
Location: UNIT - Naches Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Yakima. LEGAL - See attached document for site locations. 21 recreation residences, camps, and resorts on the Naches Ranger District. See attachments.
Reissuance of Tieton River Whitewater Rafting Outfitter and Guide Special Use Permits
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Kathryn Buchholz
509-653-1434
kbuchholz02@fs.fed.us 
Description: There are no new extraordinary circumstances that can be meaningfully evaluated to warrant further analysis. The previous NEPA decision is sufficient for the renewal of this special use permit.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=49985
Location: UNIT - Naches Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Yakima. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The outfitter and guides would operate on the Lower Tieton River, east of the Rimrock Reservoir.
Silver Beach Resort Permit Reissuance
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Kathryn Buchholz
509-653-1434
kbuchholz02@fs.fed.us 
Description: There are no new extraordinary circumstances that can be meaningfully evaluated to warrant further analysis. The previous NEPA decision is sufficient for the renewal of this special use permit.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=47721
Location: UNIT - Naches Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Yakima. LEGAL - Section 5, T.14N R.13E W.M. Silver Beach Resort located on Hwy 12 on the north shore of Rimrock Lake.
Water Line Permit Reissuances
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Kathryn Buchholz
509-653-1434
kbuchholz02@fs.fed.us 
Description: There are no new extraordinary circumstances that can be meaningfully evaluated to warrant further analysis. The previous NEPA decision is sufficient for the renewal of this special use permit.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=51611
Location: UNIT - Naches Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Yakima. LEGAL - S36, T.14N. R.11E.; S11, T.13N. R.13E.; S11&12, T.13N. R.12E.; S1, T.13N. R.13E.; S7, T.13N. R.13E.; S12, T.12N. R.16E.; S31, T.14N. R.13E.; S12, T.16N, R.12E.; S12, T.16N. R.12E. Heatherstone Inc.; Bear Cove Cabins; Camp Dudley; Silver Cove Homes; Prime Time; Camp Fife; Andy Creek Water Users; Goose Prairie (Shaffer); Goose Prairie (Dilger).
White Pass 2014 Projects
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 03/11/2014 
Expected:12/2018
 
02/2019 Susan Ranger
509-653-1446
sranger@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Naches R.D. is considering a proposal by the White Pass Company, the operator of the White Pass Ski Area, to expand its Nordic ski trail system and facilities.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=43718
Location: UNIT - Naches Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Yakima. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The White Pass Ski Area is situated in the Cascade Mountain range of WA state, approximately 55 miles west of Yakima and 20 miles east of Packwood.
Yakima Valley Boat Club Special Use Permit
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special area management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Kathryn Buchholz
509-653-1434
kbuchholz02@fs.fed.us 
Description: There are no new extraordinary circumstances that can be meaningfully evaluated to warrant further analysis. The previous NEPA decision is sufficient for the renewal of this special use permit.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=23110
Location: UNIT - Naches Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Yakima. LEGAL - T13N, R13E, Section 11. South side of Rimrock Lake behind Bear Cove summer home tract.
Yakima Valley Ski Club Special Use Permit
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Kathryn Buchholz
509-653-1434
kbuchholz02@fs.fed.us 
Description: There are no new extraordinary circumstances that can be meaningfully evaluated to warrant further analysis. The previous NEPA decision is sufficient for the renewal of this special use permit.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=24138
Location: UNIT - Naches Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Yakima. LEGAL - T13N, R11E, S2, WM. Naches Ranger District White Pass Area.
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Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest,   Tonasket 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
Beth Lake Campground Improvements
CE
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/06/2019 
Expected:10/2019
 
06/2020 Elizabeth Peterson
509-826-3773
ejpeterson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-install five campsites with CXT toilet and parking facilities in Beth Lake Campground in location of former Upper Beaver Lake Campground area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56271
Location: UNIT - Tonasket Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Approximately 23 miles east of Oroville, WA.
Bonaparte Sno-park Relocation
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 09/05/2019 
Expected:11/2019
 
11/2019 Elizabeth Peterson
509-826-3773
ejpeterson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocate the existing Sno-park at Bonaparte Lake Campground to FS Road 3200-030 to provide adequate parking and sanitation for winter recreationists.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56263
Location: UNIT - Tonasket Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - Not Applicable. FS Road 3200-030 in Township 38N, Range 30E, Section 10, approximately 20 miles NE of Tonasket, WA.
Mt. Hull Restoration Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 07/25/2019  08/2019 Luke Cerise
509-486-5108
lukemcerise@fs.fed.us 
Description: The intent is to implement a set of treatments that rely on the principles of landscape and stand-level restoration ecology while meeting current direction. Of the 105,288 acre watershed area, approximately 20,563 acres are on NFS lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=51107
Location: UNIT - Tonasket Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - Township 40 North, Range 27 & 28 East and Township 39 North, Range 27 & 28 East, W.M. The entire Mt. Hull block is being considered. The Mt. Hull block is south and east of the city of Oroville, Washington.
Okanogan PUD Underground Powerline
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/06/2019 
Expected:09/2019
 
09/2019 Elizabeth Peterson
509-826-3773
ejpeterson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Okanogan County Public Utility District (PUD) proposes to bury 2200 feet of an existing aerial powerline under an existing roadbed to protect it from damage.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56268
Location: UNIT - Tonasket Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Crawfish Lake, approximately 14 miles east of Riverside, WA.
Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail Re-route and Log Bridge
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/06/2019 
Expected:09/2019
 
06/2020 Elizabeth Peterson
509-826-3773
ejpeterson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-route 0.5 miles of the Pacific NW National Scenic Trail from private land to National Forest land, entailing construction of a log bridge across Cougar Creek.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56270
Location: UNIT - Tonasket Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Approximately 6 miles east of Wauconda, WA in Township 38N, Range 31E, Section 34.
Reed Ridge Hazardous Fuels Reduction
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2019 
Expected:06/2020  07/2020 Shawn Plank
509-486-5150
splank@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improve timber stand and wildlife habitat by reducing risk of wildfire through ladder fuel reduction thinning and prescribed fire on up to 3000 acres of National Forest lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56272
Location: UNIT - Tonasket Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Approximately 4 miles west of Conconully, WA.
Whistler Canyon Race
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/06/2019 
Expected:08/2019
 
09/2019 Elizabeth Peterson
509-826-3773
ejpeterson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize a special use permit for a recreation event involving a trail race in Whistler Canyon.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56267
Location: UNIT - Tonasket Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Mt. Hull vicinity of the Tonasket Ranger District, approximately 3 miles east of Oroville, WA.
Whistler Canyon Run
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/06/2019 
Expected:09/2019
 
09/2019 Elizabeth Peterson
509-826-3773
ejpeterson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize special use permit for a 13 mile and 50 mile running race on existing roads and trails in Whistler Canyon.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56266
Location: UNIT - Tonasket Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Whistler Canyon in the Mt Hull vicinity, approximately 1.5 miles east of Oroville, WA.
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Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest,   Wenatchee River 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
Boundary Butte Communication Site Additions CE
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/29/2015 
Expected:11/2019
 
11/2019 Kevin Smith
509-548-2585
kwsmith@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation of additional propane tanks at existing site
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=45457
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T24N, R17E, Sec 25. Boundary Butte.
Chelan County PUD Distribution Line Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/15/2015 
Expected:09/2019
 
09/2019 Kevin Smith
509-548-2585
kwsmith@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renew special use permit for existing above ground and below ground distribution lines, including power poles, transformers, vaults, substations and numerous other electrical facilities located on NFS lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=48278
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Various, See spreadsheet on public webpage for locations.
Chelan County PUD Geotechnical Test Pits
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/28/2019  05/2019 Kevin Smith
509-548-6977 EXT 342
kevin.w.smith@usda.gov 
Description: Chelan County PUD is proposing to dig test pits to determine site suitability for a water tower. Project consists of digging test holes with an excavator.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56066
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - Not Applicable. T22N. R20E, Section 18 NW1/4, in Number 2 Canyon west of Wenatchee.
KOHO Radio Communication Site
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/09/2018 
Expected:10/2019
 
10/2019 Kevin Smith
509-548-6977 EXT 342
kwsmith@fs.fed.us 
Description: Permit for KOHO Radio communication site tower and for an ice bridge to protect wiring.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=54870
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - Not Applicable. KOHO radio has a communication tower on Blag Mountain at T24N, R19E, Section 6, WM.
Leavenworth Nonprofit TV
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Kevin Smith
509-548-6977 EXT 342
kevin.w.smith@usda.gov 
Description: Issue an permit for a new term for an existing powerline from the Leavenworth Ski Hill to the Tumwater Mountain.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=35298
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T25N, R17E, Section 35 W.M. Tumwater Mountain area.
McKenzie - Beverly 115Kv Electric Transmission Line Permit
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 06/19/2016 
Expected:09/2019
 
09/2019 Kevin Smith
509-548-2585
kwsmith@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a permit for another term for an exisitng electrical transmission line that crosses National Forest System lands and supplies several substations with electricity.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=28094
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - Legal origin Section 34, T24N, R19E running west to Section 13, T26N, R13E. UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. Transmission line runs east from Nahahum Canyon west to Steven's Pass.
Mission Ridge Ski Area Snowmaking CE
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Kevin Smith
509-548-2585
kwsmith@fs.fed.us 
Description: Expand existing snowmaking capability to cover areas accessed by Chair 3.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=48329
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Mission Ridge Ski Area; Legal - T21N, R19E, Sec 25 and 26.
Mission Ridge Ski and Board Resort Expansion Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/09/2018
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 09/2019 
Expected:11/2019
 
11/2019 Mason Schuur
509-548-2566
mschuur@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project is to amend the Mission Ridge Special Use Permit, building a new access road, constructing new alpine ski lifts and ski runs on Forest Service lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53981
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T21N R20E S30 and T21N R19E S24 and S25. Mission Ridge is about 8 miles southwest of Wenatchee, WA.
Mission Ridge Ski and Board Resort Improvements CE
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 01/07/2017  09/2018 Mason Schuur
509-548-2566
mschuur@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install night lights along Mimi run, install sundeck along Bomber Bowl Run
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=42817
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T21, R19, Sec. 24, 26. Mission Ridge Ski and Board Resort Area.
Natapoc FS Communication Site
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/11/2019  06/2019 Kevin Smith
509-548-2585
kwsmith@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to replace their current tower with a 100%u2019 tower that would increase signal strength and allow other cooperators (CCFD #9 and CCSD) to colocate on the tower which currently is not possible.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56218
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Natapoc Ridge NW1/4 section 11, T26N, R17E, WM .
Skinney Creek Restoration Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/30/2017 
Expected:10/2019
 
10/2019 Kathryn McMillan
928-333-4372
kmcmillan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reconnect Skinney Creek to its historic floodplain; increase habitat complexity with benefits to Upper Columbia River spring Chinook and steelhead. Create up to 0.5 mile of spawning habitat and improve migratory and rearing habitat for these species.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53143
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T25N, 17E, Sec.4. T25N, 17E, Sec.4.
Special Use Permit Issuance- Wenatchee River Isolated Residence
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Kevin Smith
509-548-2585
kwsmith@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a new special use permit for an existing isolated residence on the forest
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=20533
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - Section 24, T26N, R17E, WM. West bank of the Wenatchee River across the river from Ponderosa Estates.
Tumwater Campground Vault Toilets CE
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Paul Kelley
509-548-2583
pkelley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replacement of failing sewer system with vault toilets
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=43993
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T25N, R17E, Sec. 9. Tumwater CG and adjacent sewage lagoon ponds on Hwy 2 and Wenatchee River.
Upper Wenatchee Pilot Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/01/2018
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 01/2020 
Expected:06/2020
 
06/2020 Paul Kelley
5095482583
pkelley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Landscape scale aquatic and terrestrial restoration project which includes hazardous fuels, road management, vegetation management and aquatic and terrestrial habitat improvement treatments. More info at the site below. https://arcg.is/1XrvL8
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=49124
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T28N, R17E various sections; T27N, R17E various sections; T27N, R18E, various sections. Lake Wenatchee, Beaver Creek-Wenatchee River, Lower Chiwawa and Big Meadow subwatersheds.
Van Creek Sno-Park
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2019 
Expected:08/2019  08/2019 Leslie Moscoso
541-383-4712
lmoscoso@fs.fed.us 
Description:  Propose to utilize a 4.5-5 acre open meadow as a formal winter sno-park at the forest boundary near Eagle Creek and Van Creek adjacent to the 7520 road.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56160
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - Not Applicable. T. 25, R. 18, Sec. 13.
Various Water Transmission Lines and Storage Tank Re-Issuance Permits CE
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/18/2016 
Expected:09/2019
 
09/2019 Kevin Smith
509-548-2585
kwsmith@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issuance of new term permits for existing water transmission lines and water storage tanks across the district
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=43997
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - Not Applicable. These approximately 15-20 transmission lines and water tanks are located at various sites across the Ranger District.
Wenatchee-Chiwawa Irrigation District Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/08/2016 
Expected:10/2019
 
10/2019 Kevin Smith
509-548-2585
kwsmith@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renew permit for existing irrigation ditch on NFS lands
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=49123
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - Various T27N, R17E,; T26N, R17E. Various T27N, R17E,; T26N, R17E.
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