Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2021 to 03/31/2021
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) :
Projects Occurring Nationwide
Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)
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, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
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)

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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Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail Comprehensive Plan
EA
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Becky Blanchard
503-808-2449
bpblanchard@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 - Glacier View Ranger District, Mt Baker Ranger District, Bonners Ferry Ranger District, Fortine Ranger District, Three Rivers 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, Priest Lake Ranger District, Rexford Ranger District. STATE - Idaho, Montana, Washington. COUNTY - Bonner, Boundary, Flathead, Glacier, Lincoln, 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 Sendi Kalcic
575-682-5307
sendi.kalcic@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.
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 02/2021 
Expected:11/2021
 
12/2021 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, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R6 - Pacific Northwest Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Okanogan Forest Plan Amendments
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Land management planning  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/13/2020
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 04/2021 
Expected:09/2021
 
09/2021 Meg Trebon
509-996-4032
mtrebon@fs.fed.us 
Description: Amend Okanogan National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan standards and guidelines addressing management of Forest Plan Old Growth and vegetative cover used by deer.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58192
Location: UNIT - Tonasket Ranger District, Methow Valley Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan, Okanogan, Skagit, Whatcom. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Methow Valley and Tonasket Ranger Districts, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.
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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:01/2021
 
01/2021 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

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 04/17/2020  04/2020 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  Completed  Actual: 07/08/2019  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
Gold Creek Valley Restoration
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/13/2020
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 07/2021 
Expected:06/2022
 
09/2022 Patricia GarveyDarda
509-852-1029
SM.FS.cmtcleelum@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 1, 2, 10, 11, 14, 15, 22, 23, 26, 27, 34, 35; T 21N, R 11E, Sec 1, 2, 11, 12. Gold Creek drainage near Alpine Lakes Wilderness to Lake Keechelus.
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:03/2021
 
04/2021 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
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/28/2019
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 11/2020 
Expected:02/2021
 
06/2021 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,   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
Cougar Creek Reforestation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/01/2020 
Expected:02/2021
 
02/2021 Carissa Camenson
5099964076
carissa.camenson@usda.gov 
Description: Planting of trees and shrubs on 3060 acres within the Cougar Creek Fire perimeter for reforestation.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59012
Location: UNIT - Entiat Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - Not Applicable. T26N R19E Sections 2, 3, 7-10, 15, T27N R18E Section 13, 24; T27N R19E Sections 5, 7, 8, 17-21, 27-30, 32-36.
Potato-Roaring Beaver Dam Analog (BDA)
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Watershed management  Completed  Actual: 08/20/2020  08/2020 Mariah Mayfield
509-784-4620
mariahmayfield@fs.fed.us 
Description: Beaver dam analogs(BDAs) and other types of post-assisted log structures will be create to simulate natural beaver ponds to restore habitat and increase stream water quality and quantity.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57876
Location: UNIT - Entiat Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Potato Creek and Roaring Creek.
Upper Burns Stream Restoration
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Watershed management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2020 
Expected:01/2021
 
01/2021 Mariah Mayfield
509-784-4620
mariahmayfield@fs.fed.us 
Description: Stream restoration on the Entiat River that will create a side channel and will include excavation of the floodplain, large wood structure placement,and revegetation of the site.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58104
Location: UNIT - Entiat Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - Not Applicable. 28N, 19E, Sec. 29.
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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
Methow Trails Permit Renewal
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/29/2020 
Expected:10/2020
 
10/2020 Rosemary Seifried
509/996-4021
rseifried@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renew the current ski area permit issued to Methow Trails Association with no changes to permit area or activities.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57837
Location: UNIT - Methow Valley Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The Methow Trails Assn permit area covers portions of the Methow Valley Ranger District near Winthrop and Mazama, WA.
North Summit Recreation Area
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 11/18/2020 
Expected:05/2021
 
06/2021 Rosemary Seifried
509/996-4021
rseifried@fs.fed.us 
Description: Develop non-motorized trails for horseback riding, mountain biking, and hiking in the North Summit area on the Methow Valley Ranger District.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59032
Location: UNIT - Methow Valley Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Frazer and South Fork Beaver Creek drainages in the vicinity of Loup Loup Ski Area.
Twisp Restoration
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 10/22/2020 
Expected:08/2021
 
09/2021 Eireann Pederson
509-682-4991
eireann.pederson@usda.gov 
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.
U.S. Border Patrol Radio Repeaters Special Use Permit
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Facility management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/29/2020 
Expected:02/2021
 
03/2021 Meg Trebon
509-996-4032
mtrebon@fs.fed.us 
Description: U.S. Border Patrol proposes to install radio repeaters at existing communication sites on Flagg Mtn, Sweetgrass Butte, North Twentymile Peak, and Slate Peak.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58481
Location: UNIT - Methow Valley Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Okanogan. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Communication Sites on Flagg Mtn, Sweetgrass Butte, North Twentymile Peak, and Slate Peak on the Methow Valley Ranger Districts, north/northwest of Winthrop, WA.
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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
Little Naches Upland Restoration
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/31/2020
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 03/2021 
Expected:08/2021
 
10/2021 Joan StHilaire
509-653-1439
jsthilaire@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project proposes commercial harvest and non-commercial thinning in the project area and road decommissioning in Inventoried Roadless Area. Storymap link: https://usfs.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=cc493b47b6c247c587f58db21e2a0d19
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58517
Location: UNIT - Naches Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Yakima. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Forty miles Northwest of Naches, Washington.
Nile Spacer Cable System project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2020 
Expected:08/2021  08/2021 Jamey Basye
5098521042
Jamey.Basye@usda.gov 
Description: Pacific Power will upgrade 28 miles of distribution line and relocate parts of main distribution feeder to HWY 410 ROW (construct 14 linear miles); eight miles of distribution line will be removed from the current transmission right of way on Forest.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59210
Location: UNIT - Naches Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Yakima. LEGAL - Not Applicable. This section of the Pacific Power transmission line parallels HWY 410 along the Little Naches and American rivers in Yakima county, Washington.
White Pass 2014 Projects
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 03/11/2014 
Expected:02/2021
 
05/2021 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
Reed Ridge Hazardous Fuels Reduction
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
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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
Chelan County Distribution and Transmission Line Pole Replacement
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/16/2020  10/2020 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:01/2021
 
01/2021 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.
Diamond Head Communication Site Pole Replacement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/13/2020  10/2020 Vincent Schoon
509-548-2585
vincent.schoon@usda.gov 
Description: Replacement of existing wood pole with a monopole with 55' self support tower and the existing ground based radio equip. shelter.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58974
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Diamond Head communication site, sec 2, T.21N, R. 18E.
East Fork Mission Creek Road FS 7100 Closure and Trail Re-Route Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/30/2020 
Expected:09/2021
 
09/2021 Matt Karrer
509-548-2576
mkarrer@fs.fed.us 
Description: The intent of the proposed project is to remove the lower 2.8 miles of the 7100-000 road from the transportation system and provide access from 7101-000 to the upper 3.9 miles of the 7100-000 road by constructing a new trail in a better location.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58880
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The existing road prism is located within the stream bottom and floodplain of East Fork Mission Creek.
KOHO Radio Communication Site
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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.
Minnow Creek 1 Aquatic Organism Passage (AOP)
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Watershed management  Completed  Actual: 07/23/2020  07/2020 Mariah Mayfield
509-784-4620
mariahmayfield@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project intent is to remove two culverts on closed roads, 6210-120 and 6210-160, and improve a bridge on 6210-000 to improve aquatic organism passage.
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.
Mission Ridge Chair 2 replacement
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 04/15/2020  05/2020 Mason Schuur
509-548-2566
mschuur@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replacement chair lift in the same alignment as the existing Chair 2. Chair 2 replacement lift would begin in the same location as existing Chair 2.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58002
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Township 21N, Range 19E., W.M. section 26.
Mission Ridge Ski and Board Resort Expansion Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 02/26/2020 
Expected:03/2021
 
03/2021 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

           *UPDATED*
- Watershed management  Completed  Actual: 07/23/2020  07/2020 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  Completed  Actual: 11/17/2020  06/2021 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.
Snow Lakes Trail Bridge
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/10/2020  07/2020 Vincent Schoon
509-548-2585
vincent.schoon@usda.gov 
Description: Icicle Peshastin Irrigation District (IPID) needs to construct a new bridge in this location to allow for heavier loading. The new bridge will be wider and longer.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58507
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Icicle Creek/Snow Lakes trail.
Stream Habitat Enhancement of the Kahler Reach of Nason Creek
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Watershed management  Completed  Actual: 08/21/2020  08/2020 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.
University of Washington Permit Renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/20/2020 
Expected:01/2021
 
01/2021 Vincent Schoon
509-548-2585
vincent.schoon@usda.gov 
Description: Reissue special use permit for a seismograph station that includes battery, electronic equipment, pole, antenna, and solar panel.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59001
Location: UNIT - Wenatchee River Ranger District. STATE - Washington. COUNTY - Chelan. LEGAL - Not Applicable. NW 1/4 of section 8, T27N, R6E WM.
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 01/2021 
Expected:07/2021
 
08/2021 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.
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.
Various Water Transmission Lines and Storage Tank Re-Issuance Permits CE
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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 River RD Outfitter and Guide Priority Special Use Permit Renewals
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/21/2019 
Expected:03/2021
 
03/2021 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  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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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