Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2020 to 03/31/2020
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,  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 
Completed  Actual: 12/18/2019  01/2020 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 01/2020 
Expected:04/2020
 
04/2020 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

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Road management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Darren Goodding
509-664-9232
darren.goodding@usda.gov 
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

           *UPDATED*
- Grazing management  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 05/17/2019
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/2020 
Expected:04/2021
 
05/2021 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

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/01/2014 
Expected:09/2020
 
09/2020 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.
Local Tel Camp 4 Communication Site Tower
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/18/2019 
Expected:02/2020
 
02/2020 Paul Willard
509-682-4960
pwillard@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project authorizing a special use permit for the installation of a 30 foot guyed tower, 2 - 2ft x 2ft x 6ft electronic/battery cabinets, a 12inch x 10 foot pedestal with solar panel, propane tank, and 6 kw generator at a previously used location.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56863
Location: UNIT - Chelan Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Lat %u2013 48.024655o x Lon - 120.242007o.
Prince Creek Bridge Replacement
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/05/2019 
Expected:02/2020
 
04/2020 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
Gold Creek Valley Restoration
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2020 
Expected:06/2021  09/2022 Patricia GarveyDarda
509-852-1029
patricia.garveydarda@usda.gov 
Description: A multi-partner effort to recover Gold Creek bull trout populations by correcting habitat conditions which create significant mortality, reconnecting the creek and floodplain, and restoring natural processes. Provide recreation at this valued site.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57415
Location: UNIT - Cle Elum Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Kittitas. LEGAL - T 22N, R 11E, Sec 10, 11, 14, 15. The lower 3 miles of Gold Creek and associated floodplain above Keechelus 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
- 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.
Taneum Restoration Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- 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:05/2020
 
07/2020 Jamey Basye
509-852-1042
Jamey.Basye@usda.gov 
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

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/28/2019 
Expected:08/2020
 
08/2021 Eric Merten
509-852-1068
eric.merten@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,   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
- 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

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/12/2019
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 08/2020 
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
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.
Forest Service Road 1901 Flood Repair
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Road management  Cancelled  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

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 11/03/2019 
Expected:01/2020
 
04/2020 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.
Ravens Roost Communications Site-Facility 1-Issue new 20 year communication site lease
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jamey Basye
509-852-1042
Jamey.Basye@usda.gov 
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.
White Pass 2014 Projects
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 03/11/2014 
Expected:06/2020
 
07/2020 Jamey Basye
509-852-1042
Jamey.Basye@usda.gov 
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.
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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
BPA communications site enhancement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special area management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Elizabeth Peterson
509-826-3773
ejpeterson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Bonneville Power Administration proposed to remove approximately 15-20 trees that interfere with radio communications at their tower site on Tunk Mtn to maintain and improve communications.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56269
Location: UNIT - Tonasket Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Tunk Mtn, approximately 11 miles southeast of Tonasket, WA.
Beth Lake Campground Improvements
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/06/2019 
Expected:02/2020
 
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  Completed  Actual: 10/28/2019  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.
Okanogan PUD Underground Powerline
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/06/2019 
Expected:01/2020
 
02/2020 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

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/06/2019 
Expected:02/2020
 
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

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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
Frontier Communications Fiber Optic Cable Installation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 11/15/2019  12/2019 Kevin Smith
509-548-6977 EXT 342
kwsmith@fs.fed.us 
Description: Frontier Communication proposes to add fiber optic to the existing underground utility line located within the Forest Service right of way within Second creek
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57046
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - Not Applicable. T26N, R18E, Section 29.
Boundary Butte Communication Site Additions CE
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/29/2015 
Expected:01/2020
 
01/2020 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 Distribution and Transmission Line Pole Replacement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/02/2019 
Expected:01/2020
 
01/2020 Kevin Smith
509-548-2585
kwsmith@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replacement of 4 distribution and 2 transmission line poles
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57247
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Tumwater Canyon distribution line poles - Sections 4, 9 and 10 of T24N, R17E, WM. Section 33 of T25N, R17E, WM. Yodelin transmission line poles- Section 12 of T26N, R13E, WM.
Chelan County PUD Distribution Line Permit Renewal
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/15/2015 
Expected:01/2020
 
01/2020 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.
Chiwawa Hatchery Flow Meter Installation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 11/15/2019  12/2019 Kevin Smith
509-548-6977 EXT 342
kwsmith@fs.fed.us 
Description: Chelan County PUD proposes to install a power and communication line in 50 foot long trench on U.S. Forest Service property at the Chiwawa Hatchery.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57045
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - Not Applicable. 2640 Kinnikinnick Dr, Lake Wenatchee, WA 98826.
KOHO Radio Communication Site
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/09/2018 
Expected:01/2020
 
01/2020 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.
McKenzie - Beverly 115Kv Electric Transmission Line Permit
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 06/19/2016 
Expected:05/2020
 
06/2020 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.
Minnow Creek 1 Aquatic Organism Passage (AOP)
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/22/2019 
Expected:03/2020
 
07/2020 Kathryn McMillan
928-333-4372
kmcmillan@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project intent is to remove a culvert on private land within a Forest Service easement and install a bridge to improve aquatic organism passage where the road maintenance level does not change from existing ML2 status.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57229
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Minnow Creek, a tributary of Chikamin Creek in the Chiwawa River watershed within 0.5 miles of Chikamin Creek confluence.
Minnow Creek 2 Aquatic Organism Passage (AOP)
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2019 
Expected:09/2020  09/2020 Kathryn McMillan
928-333-4372
kmcmillan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Culverts will be pulled from two spurs off the 6210 road in order to improve aquatic organism passage opportunities. Prior to culvert removal road maintenance levels will be converted FR 6210-120 (est. 1 mile) and 0.5 mile of 6210-120 from ML2 to ML1
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57246
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Minnow Creek, a tributary of Chikamin Creek in the Chiwawa River watershed within 0.5 miles of Chikamin Creek confluence.
Mission Ridge Ski and Board Resort Expansion Project
EA
- 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.
Nason Confluence Habitat Enhancement Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/22/2019 
Expected:03/2020
 
03/2020 Kathryn McMillan
928-333-4372
kmcmillan@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project proposes to excavate an existing high flow side channel on lower Nason Creek and install wood complexity to provide year round side-channel habitat for fish that provides cooler water habitat during the hot summers.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57228
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Nason Creek alluvial fan at the confluence with Wenatchee River.
Skinney Creek Restoration Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/30/2017 
Expected:01/2020
 
01/2020 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.
Stream Habitat Enhancement of the Kahler Reach of Nason Creek
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2019 
Expected:02/2020  02/2020 Matt Karrer
509-548-2576
mkarrer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation of wood and boulder structures to increase the quantity and quality of pool habitat that was altered by floods in the recent past. Includes installation of wood structures and boulder placement, and decom of 750 ft of road.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56854
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - T. 26 N, R.17 E, sec 7. Kahler Reach of Nason Creek.
Upper Wenatchee Pilot Project
EA
- 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

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/18/2016 
Expected:01/2020
 
01/2020 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.
WRRD Outfitter and Guide Priority Use Permit Renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/22/2019 
Expected:01/2020
 
01/2020 Leslie Moscoso
541-383-4712
lmoscoso@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project proposes renewing five 10 year prioirty use permits for Outfitter and Guide services on the Wenatchee River Ranger District. Two permittees also operate on the Entat R.D. and are included in these renewals.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57067
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Various locations with Wenatchee River Ranger District.
Wenatchee River RD Outfitter and Guide Priority Special Use Permit Renewals
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/21/2019 
Expected:01/2020
 
01/2020 Leslie Moscoso
541-383-4712
lmoscoso@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project proposes renewing five 10 year prioirty use permits for Outfitter and Guide services on the Wenatchee River Ranger District. Two permittees also operate on the Entat R.D. and are included in these renewals.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57066
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Various locations with Wenatchee River Ranger District.
Wenatchee-Chiwawa Irrigation District Permit Renewal
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/08/2016 
Expected:01/2020
 
01/2020 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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