Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2019 to 12/31/2019
Willamette 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, Willamette National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Willamette National Forest,  Detroit Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Willamette National Forest,  McKenzie River Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Willamette National Forest,  Middle Fork - Inactive Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Willamette National Forest,  Middle Fork Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R6 - Pacific Northwest Region, Willamette National Forest,  Sweet Home 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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Willamette 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
Willamette Forest Meadow Restoration
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special area management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2019 
Expected:02/2020  02/2020 Allen Hambrick
541-782-5217
afhambrick@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project is to conduct meadow restoration at 90 identified sites, and similar unidentified sites where restoration needs become known and treatments fall within the same scope of work, on Detroit, Sweet Home, McKenzie River, and Middle Fork RDs.
Location: UNIT - Willamette National Forest All Units. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Douglas, Lane, Linn, Marion. LEGAL - Not Applicable. These meadows are forest wide in scope and most can be seen on the maps provided. Contact for more location information.
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Willamette National Forest,   Detroit 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
2017 Fire Plantings
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed  Actual: 08/22/2019  09/2019 Lynise Medley
503-854-4228
lmedley@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of this project is to help re-establish forest cover through active reforestation in areas impacted by the 2017 Whitewater fire. The need is to help meet the desired future conditions of forest cover for all land management allocations.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56175
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Marion. LEGAL - Not Applicable. In areas impacted by the 2017 Whitewater wildfire.
Bethel Round Butte Fiber Optic Installation Project
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Lynise Medley
503-854-4228
lmedley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Portland General Electric Company proposes to install ADSS fiber optic cable on the existing Bethel Round Butte transmission line on Willamette, Ochoco and Mt. Hood forest lands.
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Jefferson, Marion. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Detroit Ranger District, Willamette National Forest; Clackamas Ranger District, Mt. Hood National Forest; Ochoco National Forest .
City of Detroit Water System Update
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Penny Keen
503-854-4202
pkeen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fence to be installed around water building on Breitenbush Rd. Install emergency drainline from water storage tank. Reissue special use permit.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=34398
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Marion. LEGAL - T10S, R5E, sec 1; T9S, R5E, sec 36. Breitenbush Rd. and City of Detroit.
Decommission Road 2225-450
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Road management  In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 09/20/2019 
Expected:10/2019
 
11/2019 Hilary Krieger
5038543221
Hilary.Krieger@usda.gov 
Description: Decommissioning 0.4 miles of Road 2225-450 along the Breitenbush Arm of the Detroit Reservoir. The site would be stormproofed, decompacted, and revegetated.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56055
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Marion. LEGAL - T10S, R05E, Section 02, NE 1/4. The project area is located less than one mile north of Detroit, Oregon directly adjacent to the northern bank of the Breitenbush Arm of Detroit Lake in the French Creek Watershed.
Detroit Flats Shoreline Enhancement
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Watershed management  Completed  Actual: 08/29/2019  10/2019 Darrin Neff
503-854-4219
daneff@fs.fed.us 
Description: The existing shoreline is eroding into Detroit Lake due to foot traffic and wave action. This project would replant native vegetation and stabilize the bank to allow for better fish habitat.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56174
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn, Marion. LEGAL - T.10S, R.05E, Sect. 1. On the Detroit Lake in the Detroit Flats Day Use Area located adjacent to the sound side of the town of Detroit.
Divide
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Land management planning
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2019 
Expected:12/2020  04/2021 Lynise Medley
503-854-4228
lmedley@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would commercially harvest about 2127 acres of managed and natural stands to enhance the growth and structural complexity of the stands. Project also includes road density management, meadow restoration, sugar pine habitat restoration.
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - Not Applicable. T 10 S, R 06 E, sections 28, 29, 31, 32, 33, 34, and T 11 S, R 06 E, sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, and 28. Approximately 8 miles SE of Detroit.
Dry Beard
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Road management 
In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 08/26/2019 
Expected:01/2020
 
03/2020 Lynise Medley
503-854-4228
lmedley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project will commercially thin approximately 1350 acres of second growth forest in the Headwaters North Santiam Watershed. Road storage, road decommissioning and bridge replacement or repair is included in the project.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53556
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - Not Applicable. This project is located south of the North Santiam River, east of Detroit Lake and north of FS Road 10 in the Headwaters North Santiam Watershed.
Hwy 46
EIS

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 05/23/2019
07/10/2018 
08/2018 Lynise Medley
503-854-4228
lmedley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Formerly Hwy 46 North. Treatments will occur in the Breitenbush Watershed, including commercial thinning, early seral creation, riparian reserve treatment, viewshed enhancements, meadow restoration, hazardous fuels treatments, PCT and pruning.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=47109
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Marion. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Breitenbush Watershed, Marion County, Oregon.T 9 S, R 6 E, sections 1, 11 %u2013 15, 21 %u2013 28, 35 and 36, T 9 S, R 7 E, sections 3 %u2013 22 and 30, T 9 S, R 8 E, section 7.
Jeff Bridge Fish Drop Closure
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Darrin Neff
503-854-4219
daneff@fs.fed.us 
Description: A no-camping restriction is needed at the Jeff Bridge Fish Drop site on Road 4685. The site is currently being developed for dropping federally-listed, spring chinook spawners in the North Fork Breitenbush River.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=51340
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn, Marion. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Breitenbush Watershed, T.09S., R.07E., Sec. 21, NE1/4.
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2019 
Expected:02/2020  02/2020 Penny Keen
503-854-4202
pkeen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of Detroit Lake State Park and Mongold Day Use Area special use permits. Special use permit will be for a term of 30 years.
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Marion. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Detroit Lake State Park and the Mongold Day Use Area on Hwy 22 along Detroit Lake.
Sportman's Thin
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2019 
Expected:03/2020  07/2020 Mark Leis
208-382-7400
mleis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project is proposing commercial thinning of timber over 80 years old to increase health and vigor of stands.
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - Not Applicable. T10S,R5E, secs 11,12,14, Adjacent to Detroit Reservoir.
Stahlman Summer Home Hazardous Fuels Reduction
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/26/2019 
Expected:11/2019
 
12/2019 Chris Mushrush
503-854-3220
chris.mushrush@usda.gov 
Description: This project proposes to create defensible space around the Stahlman Summer Homes through various treatments, including brush reduction, commercial sales, and using the downed logs for fish habitat.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56217
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - 10S 5E sec 12, 13, 14. Surrounding Stahlman Summer Homes.
Straight Creek AOP
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Watershed management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/30/2017 
Expected:01/2020
 
06/2020 Darrin Neff
503-854-4219
daneff@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace the culvert barrier on FS road 1164 at Straight Creek with an open-bottom arch, the bottom to be restored to a stream bed with a natural gradient in order to allow for aquatic organisms at all life stages to cross under the road.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=51351
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - Not Applicable. AOP site - Culvert on Road 1164, MP 2.3, crossing Straight Creek. Waste site %u2013 Straight Creek Rock Pit on Road 11, MP 2.9. .
Tumble-Parkett Fall and Leave
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Watershed management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/20/2019 
Expected:04/2020
 
07/2020 Dave Klug
503-854-4216
dklug@fs.fed.us 
Description: Diversify even aged stands along both Tumble and Parkett Creeks and restore large wood to the creeks (without removing dominant trees) by directionally felling to place woody material into the riparian area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56173
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn, Marion. LEGAL - Parkett Creek: T.11S., R.07E., Section 19, NW 1/4 Tumble Creek: T.10S., R.05E., Section 10, NW 1/4. Tumble Creek: just downstream of water intake for the Detroit Lake State Park and upstream from the Hwy 22 bridge. Parkett Creek: in the headwaters of the North Santiam River, SW of Marion Forks.
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Willamette National Forest,   McKenzie 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
Big Lake West Campground Improvement Project
CE
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Dave Sanders
541-822-7234
dgsanders@fs.fed.us 
Description: improve public safety by widening the turning radius of the campground access road at the turn around loop and to provide parking slots that are located off of the existing drivable portion of the access road.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=51234
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Big Lake Campground, Willamette National Forest.
Blue Pool Parking Lot
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/13/2018
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 11/2019 
Expected:02/2020
 
01/2021 Dean Schlichting
541-822 7214
deandschlichting@fs.fed.us 
Description: Build a parking lot and overflow parking at the Blue Pool Trailhead on the McKenzie River trail.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53543
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Blue Pool Trail Head on the 655 road 1/2 mile north of Hwy 126. The legal description for the project area is: T15S, R6E Section 1, Willamette Meridian, Linn County, Oregon.
Breeze Thin
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 07/02/2019  06/2020 Jessica Reed
541 822-7236
jessica.reed2@usda.gov 
Description: The McKenzie River Ranger District is proposing to treat approximately 37 acres located in two stands that are approximately 40 years old. Treatments would include 32 acres of commercial thinning and 5 acres of skips that would be left unharvested.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56059
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T16S,R6E,Sections 20-21. The proposed project areas are located off Forest Service Road 2643410 (Stand #1) and 2643418 (Stand #2).
Flat Country
EIS

           *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Road management 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 05/22/2018
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 10/2019 
Expected:03/2020
 
06/2020 Dean Schlichting
541-822 7214
deandschlichting@fs.fed.us 
Description: Treatments include commercial thinning, variable forest thinning, fuels reduction treatments and early seral creation through gaps and aggregate retention harvest. This will require temporary roads, road maintenance and road decommissioning.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53966
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane, Linn. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The project area is located approximately 8 miles east of the community of McKenzie Bridge, Oregon. It is bound on the west by Highway 126, on the south by Highway 242 and Mt. Washington to the east.
Ike Thin
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 07/02/2019  06/2020 Jessica Reed
541 822-7236
jessica.reed2@usda.gov 
Description: There are approximately 160 trees per acre, with an average diameter of 10.0 inches acres located in five stands. These stands are characterized as being overstocked, dense and homogeneous with declining vigor that leads to poor tree health.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56058
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - T.14S, R.6 & 7E, Sections 13,18,24,19. Project area is located off Forest Service Road 2672655.
OSU Communication Site Lease Renewal
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/02/2019  07/2019 Denise Mercer
541-822-7224
dmercer@fs.fed.us 
Description: The McKenzie River Ranger District is proposing to renew the Communication Use Lease for the Oregon State University (OSU) School of Forestry for a 30 year period. OSU manages four low power communication facilities.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56383
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - Not Applicable. T.15 S., R.5 E., Section 31 NE, Willamette Meridian T.15 S., R.5 E., Section 31 SW, Willamette Meridian T.15 S., R.5 E., Section 29 SW, Willamette Meridian T.15 S., R.6 E., Section 18 SW, Willamette Meridian .
Olallie Mountain Reroute
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/03/2017 
Expected:01/2020
 
04/2020 Edward Cross
541-822-7231
etcross@fs.fed.us 
Description: A project to reroute approximately a mile of the Olallie Mountain Trail (Tr. No. 4100). The Olallie Mountain Trail is a Class 3 Pack and Saddle trail.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=51244
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Ollalie Mountain Trail, T18S, R6E, Sec 2 & 3.
Recreation Residence Improvements 2019
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 06/27/2019  07/2019 Denise Mercer
541-822-7224
dmercer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Delta A #14 needs a second access to/from the cabin for safety purposes. Delta A #58 needs to store wood and have a place for general storage. Hoodoo #15 needs to Install a pressure switch for the well. Install a sign and Re-roof the cabin.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56384
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Delta A and HooDoo cabins.
Three Sisters Wildfire Risk Reduction Treatment
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/03/2017 
Expected:11/2019
 
02/2020 Dennis Rogers
541-822-7247
drogers02@fs.fed.us 
Description: This treatment aims to provide pre-established strategic suppression/containment opportunities for wildfires burning within and adjacent to the Three Sisters Wilderness
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=51233
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - Not Applicable. South end of McKenzie River road.
Wildlife Habitat Enhancement Projects 2019-2021
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed  Actual: 07/25/2019  08/2019 Penny Harris
541-822-7265
pjharris@fs.fed.us 
Description: Pre-Commercial Thinning, Create/Rehabilitate Openings, Early Seral Habitat Improvement on 92 acres. Browse Cutback, In-Stream Down Wood, Pool Creation, may involve blasting pools. Wildlife Tree Creation. Down Wood Creation. Structural Improvements
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55923
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane, Linn. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Various past project locations across the district.
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Willamette National Forest,   Middle Fork - Inactive 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
Frog Small Timber Sale
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Forest products  Completed  Actual: 08/16/2019  10/2019 Robert Mickey
503-854-3897
rmickey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal is to thin managed stand according to appropriate silvicultural prescriptions to achieve condition described in the purpose and need. Which is to reduce overstory tree density to promote residual tree growth.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53676
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork - Inactive Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T20S, R4E, Section 22. Approximately, nine miles north of Oakridge just south of the Huckleberry Lookout.
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Willamette National Forest,   Middle Fork 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 Mountain Restoration
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/07/2017 
Expected:10/2019
 
11/2019 Molly Juillerat
541-782-5350
mjuillerat@fs.fed.us 
Description: These meadows were identified as needing restoration to prevent the loss of high elevation meadows. The meadows total 200 acres and are being encroached upon by conifers. Conifer 11%u201D dbh or less would be cut, piled and burned.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=51783
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T23S and T24S, R5E, Section 33, 4 and 5. Approximately six miles west of Diamond Peak.
Broken Bowl Bridge Replacement
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/24/2019 
Expected:01/2020
 
04/2020 Kevin Rowell
541-782-5305
karowell@fs.fed.us 
Description: The bridge was broken from a downed tree during the 2019 snow event. This bridge is along the Fall Creek National Scenic Trail.
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T18S, R2E, S31 SE. Approximately 9 miles north/northeast of Lowell, OR.
Bunchgrass Trail Connection
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/09/2018 
Expected:10/2019
 
11/2019 Kevin Rowell
541-782-5305
karowell@fs.fed.us 
Description: A single track connection between the Bunchgrass segment of the Eugene to Crest Trail (3559) and the Fuji Mountain Trail is needed to give mountain off-road bicyclists a legal non-wilderness option to access the Waldo Basin.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53690
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T22S, R5.5E, Sec 9. Approximately, 15 miles east of Oakridge.
Cowhorn Trail Cutoff
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/09/2018 
Expected:10/2019
 
10/2019 Kevin Rowell
541-782-5305
karowell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Oregon Cascades Recreation Area remains disconnected between the west and east sides as it stands. No bike-legal single track route exists from the popular Timpanogas area to the Windy Lakes. This proposed cutoff will create better connectivity.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53692
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T25S, R5.5E, Sections 11 and 1. Approximately, 35 miles southeast of Oakridge.
Five-Year Term Permit Renewal for Existing Recreation Events
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/24/2018 
Expected:08/2019
 
08/2019 McKenzie Jensen
503-622-2026
mckenziejensen@fs.fed.us 
Description: This is a permit renewal for 11 recreation events, as they expire, for a new term of up to 5 years. This action is administrative in nature. There is no change to the existing uses for the currently expired permits at this time.
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Multiple locations across the Middle Fork Ranger District.
Home of Community Nature Special Use Permit
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A McKenzie Jensen
503-622-2026
mckenziejensen@fs.fed.us 
Description: The SUP for this area has expired. There is a need to renew the SUP.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53679
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T21S, R3E, sec 8. Approximately, one mile northeast of the Oakridge Airport.
Huckleberry Campground/Trail Expansion and Forest Plan Amendment #59
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Land management planning
- Recreation management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Kevin Rowell
541-782-5305
karowell@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would establish a campground, increase the trail system for motorcyclists, add a staging area for motorcycle users and expand the parking area at the Huckleberry Flats OHV area, and amend the Forest Plan for 10 acres from 14a to 12a.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55164
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - Township 20S, Range 4E, Sections 7 and 18 of the Willamette Meridian, Lane County, Oregon. approximately 5 miles north of Oakridge, Oregon.
Indian Creek Bridge and Trail Reroute
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/24/2019 
Expected:10/2019
 
10/2019 Kevin Rowell
541-782-5305
karowell@fs.fed.us 
Description: The 80 foot single stringer bridge was cut down in 2017 due to significant decay and heavy scour. A better location with natural bedrock banks is found 250 feet upstream. The trail would be rerouted to this location and the old section abandoned.
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T24S, R3E, S4 SE. Approximately 17 miles south of Oakridge, OR.
Lowell Country Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 07/10/2019  08/2019 Katie Isacksen
541-782-5355
krisacken@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project includes thinning of ~15,900 net acres of managed stands under 80 years of age to improve stand growth/vigor and to produce a sustainable supply of forest products, as well as maintain, store and/or decommission ~650 miles of roads.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=52868
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Located in the 123,000 acre Fall Creek 5th watershed, on the western edge of the Middle Fork Ranger District, Township 17-20 and Range 2 - 4E of the Willamette Meridian. https://arcg.is/0KHXCq.
North Fork #2 Bridge Replacement
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/24/2019 
Expected:11/2019
 
04/2020 Kevin Rowell
541-782-5305
karowell@fs.fed.us 
Description: The bridge damage during the 2019 snow event. It is near failing. This bridge on the North Fork Trail.
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T20S, R3E, Section 26 of the Willamette Meridian, Lane County, Oregon. Approximately 5 miles north/northeast of Westfir, OR along the North Fork River.
North Fork Bridge Replacement
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/24/2019 
Expected:11/2019
 
02/2020 Kevin Rowell
541-782-5305
karowell@fs.fed.us 
Description: The bridge, which is located along the North Fork Trail, has failed and is unsafe to cross. The new bridge would be built with native log stringers by hand using skilled trail bridge builders.
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T20S, R3E, Section 13. Approximately 8 miles north/northeast of Westfir, OR along the North Fork River.
Oakridge Water Treatment Special Use Permit Renewal
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/24/2019 
Expected:12/2019
 
01/2020 McKenzie Jensen
503-622-2026
mckenziejensen@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Oakridge Water Treatment Plant is requesting a renewal of their existing Special Use Authorization MIF 38 for liquid waste treatment that will expire 12/2021. This action is administrative in nature and would reauthorize the SUP.
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - NW1/4 SE1/4 Section 18, T21S, R3E, NE1/4 NE1/4 Section 21, T21S, R3E. Approximately two miles of east of the Middle Fork Ranger Station office along the Middle Fork of the Willamette River.
Salt Creek Falls Recreation Maintenance Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/09/2018 
Expected:10/2019
 
06/2020 McKenzie Jensen
503-622-2026
mckenziejensen@fs.fed.us 
Description: The trails and railings are deteriorating and failing. Replacement and maintenance is needed. There is also a small bridge replacement needed over Diamond Creek a the upper end of the Diamond Creek Falls Trail loop.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53681
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T23S, R5.5E, Sec 4. Approximately, 15 miles East of Oakridge along highway 58.
Slick Creek Bridge Replacement
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/24/2019 
Expected:11/2019
 
04/2020 Kevin Rowell
541-782-5305
karowell@fs.fed.us 
Description: The bridge was burned up during the 2017 Jones Fire. This bridge is along the Fall Creek National Scenic Trail. Surrounding snags that could hit the bridge would be cut.
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T18S, R2E, S27 SE of the Willamette Meridian, Lane County, Oregon. Approximately 12 miles north/northeast of Lowell, OR.
Wall Thin - under Good Neighbor Authority
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Forest products  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/24/2019 
Expected:09/2019
 
10/2019 Robert Mickey
503-854-3897
rmickey@fs.fed.us 
Description: The identified stands are densely stocked, ranging between 50 and 65 years of age. The overarching goal is to produce a healthy and vigorously growing stand for future management activity. Stands would be thinned at variable densities.
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T20S, R4E, Section 26 SE. Approximately seven miles east of Oakridge, OR near Forest Service Road 24.
Whitebark Pine Planting
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/24/2019 
Expected:10/2019
 
05/2020 Sally Christensen
541-496-4194
smchristensen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Whitebark pine is listed as threatened due to white pine blister rust, mountain pine beetle, fire suppression, and climate change. This project would plant approximately 500 Whitebark pine seedlings on 30 acres in the Fuji Mountain area.
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - is 22S 5 1/2 E Sec 14. Approximately 16 miles east of Oakridge, OR near Fuji Mountain.
Youngs Rock Rigdon EIS
EIS

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- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Special area management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 06/17/2019
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/2020 
Expected:01/2021
 
02/2021 Jonathan Tucker
5417825346
jonathan.tucker@usda.gov 
Description:  Forest management treatments are proposed on approximately 6,800 acres within the project area. Treatment proposed include thinning, early seral creation, fuel reduction, habitat restoration, system road management, recreation management.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55868
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - The legal description of the area is T 23 S, R 3 E, sections 1-4, 9-16, 21-28, 34-36, T 23 S, R 4 E, sections 7, 16-35, T 24 S, R 3 E, sections 1-3, 10-13, T 24 S, R 4 E, sections 2-1, 14-20. This project planning area is located in the Upper Middle Fork Willamette Watershed, in Lane County, Oregon. The project is located approximately 15 miles south of Oakridge ,OR on the 2100 road system.
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Willamette National Forest,   Sweet Home 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
Calapooia Steelhead Habitat Enhancement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/25/2018 
Expected:09/2019
 
06/2020 Lance Gatchell
541-367-3628
lgatchell@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project will increase stream resilience, hydrologic function and improve spawning, rearing, and forage habitat for Upper Willamette Winter Steelhead in the upper Calapooia River.~19 trees will be tipped or fallen into the stream.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53455
Location: UNIT - Sweet Home Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The Calapooia River beginning at the Forest boundary for ~1 mile upstream.
Menagerie Seasonal Closure Boundary Change for Species Protection
CE
- Regulations, Directives, Orders
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Joan Schmidgall
541-367-3809
jschmidgall02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed change to existing seasonal closure boundary to provide species protection during the critical nesting and fledging period.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=38620
Location: UNIT - Sweet Home Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - T13S, R4E, Sections. 14, 15, 22 and 23. Menagerie Wilderness.
Smith Prairie Meadow Maintenance
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  On Hold  N/A  N/A Sonja Weber
541-225-6449
sweber@fs.fed.us 
Description: Enhance and maintain meadow complex by reducing encroachment of conifers (remove saplings under 4 inches), seed collection, girdling 1-2 trees/acre under 12 inches DBH and falling 1 tree/acre for down wood.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=36704
Location: UNIT - Sweet Home Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - T14S, R6E, section 1; T14S, R7E, section 6, Willamette Meridian. Smith Prairie in the Upper McKenzie watershed.
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