Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2020 to 03/31/2020
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 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 
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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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

           *UPDATED*
- Special area management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/16/2019 
Expected:03/2020
 
03/2020 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56479
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
Bethel Round Butte Fiber Optic Installation Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Cancelled  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

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Cancelled  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  Completed  Actual: 11/12/2019  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.
Divide
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Land management planning
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2020 
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:02/2020
 
05/2020 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.
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department Special Use Permit Renewal
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2020 
Expected:12/2020  12/2020 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

           *UPDATED*
- Forest products  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/16/2019 
Expected:03/2020
 
07/2020 Joseph Elliott
503-854-3897
joseph.elliott@usda.gov 
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:01/2020
 
03/2020 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  Completed  Actual: 10/04/2019  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
- 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
AOG Danger Tree Removal (DTR)
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/20/2019 
Expected:05/2020
 
06/2020 Floyd Comer
541 822-7203
floyd.comer@usda.gov 
Description: The McKenzie River Ranger District is proposing to remove danger trees from a 2 acre area that is approximately 80 years of age. The location of the project is in the WUI (Blue River Wildland Urban Interface) surrounding the Assembly of God property.
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T16S, R4E, Section 22. The proposed area is located off Hwy 126 at the 4.2 mile post.
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 02/2020 
Expected:05/2020
 
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.
Flat Country
EIS

           *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Road management 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 05/22/2018
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2019 
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.
Olallie Mountain Reroute
CE
- 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.
Three Sisters Wildfire Risk Reduction Treatment
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/03/2017 
Expected:01/2020
 
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: 10/29/2019  11/2019 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 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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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:05/2020
 
06/2020 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:05/2020
 
06/2020 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 
Completed  Actual: 12/05/2019  12/2019 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56026
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
- 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
- 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:05/2020
 
06/2020 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56001
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T24S, R3E, S4 SE. Approximately 17 miles south of Oakridge, OR.
North Fork #2 Bridge Replacement
CE
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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:05/2020
 
06/2020 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56000
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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56028
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:05/2020
 
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:05/2020
 
06/2020 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56030
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:01/2020
 
02/2020 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56027
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:01/2020
 
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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56025
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
- 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

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/25/2018 
Expected:06/2020
 
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.
Huss Ridge Repeater Upgrades
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 11/18/2019  11/2019 Joan Schmidgall
541-367-3809
jschmidgall02@fs.fed.us 
Description: A new radio communications shelter with solar panels and propane tank are proposed for installation on the existing Huss Ridge communication site. Huss Ridge and Coffin Mountain are proposed for designation as non-commercial communication sites.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57027
Location: UNIT - Sweet Home Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - Huss Ridge Communication Site: Sec. 35, T. 13 S., R. 5 E; Coffin Mountain Communication Site: Sec. 14, T. 11 S., R. 6 E. Huss Ridge is located on the Sweet Home Ranger District approx. 20 miles east of Sweet Home north of Hwy 20. Coffin Mountain is located on the south end of the Detroit Ranger District off the 1168 rd.
Menagerie Seasonal Closure Boundary Change for Species Protection
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Regulations, Directives, Orders
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
Cancelled  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.
Quartzville-Middle Santiam
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/18/2019 
Expected:05/2021
 
06/2021 Joan Schmidgall
541-367-3809
jschmidgall02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Contribute a sustainable supply of timber to local communities while promoting health and diversity in Matrix and LSR land allocations. Vegetation management is proposed for ~7,900 acres. Road decommissioning and maintenance is also proposed.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57351
Location: UNIT - Sweet Home Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The project is located approximately 20 miles northeast of Sweet Home, Oregon.
Smith Prairie Meadow Maintenance
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Cancelled  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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