Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2021 to 03/31/2021
Willamette National Forest

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.
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Projects Occurring Nationwide
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)

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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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
Bado Thin
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2021 
Expected:03/2021  05/2021 Annika Dixon
503-854-3897
annika.dixon@usda.gov 
Description: Bado Thin would commercially thin approximately 70 acres of timber over the age of 80 to increase stand health and vigor and provide timber to the local economy. Timber would be harvested using both ground based and skyline yarding systems.
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - T10S, R5E, section 21. Next to the southern bank of the Detroit Reservoir.
Divide
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Land management planning
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Hilary Krieger
5038543221
Hilary.Krieger@usda.gov 
Description: This project would commercially harvest about 1647 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56803
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 7 miles SE of Detroit.
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department Special Use Permit Renewal
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2021 
Expected:12/2021  12/2021 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.
Sportsman's Thin
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Forest products  On Hold  N/A  N/A Annika Dixon
503-854-3897
annika.dixon@usda.gov 
Description: Project is proposing commercial thinning of timber over 80 years old to increase health and vigor of stands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56760
Location: UNIT - Detroit Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - Not Applicable. T10S,R5E, secs 11,12,14, Adjacent to Detroit Reservoir.
Tumble Fall and Leave
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Watershed management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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
Delta A Recreation Residence Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/30/2020 
Expected:02/2021
 
06/2021 Shadie Nimer
541-822-7271
shadie.nimer@usda.gov 
Description: The McKenzie River Ranger District is proposing to treat approximately 49 acres to remove hazard/danger trees and reduce hazardous fuels in and around the Delta A Recreational Residence and adjacent private homes.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58465
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T16S, R05E, Section 16. The proposed vegetation and danger/hazard tree treatments are located adjacent to County Road 2639 (King Road) and Forest roads 2639160/164/165/270.
Flat Country
EIS

           *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Road management 
In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 06/26/2020 
Expected:01/2021
 
04/2021 Dean Schlichting
541-822 7214
deandschlichting@fs.fed.us 
Description: Treatments include commercial thinning, shelterwood with reserves, fuels reduction treatments, meadow enhancement, and early seral creation through gaps. 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  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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.
Tamolitch Pool (Blue Pool)
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/13/2018
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 04/2021 
Expected:09/2021
 
04/2022 Eileen Kitayama
541-822-7237
eileen.kitayama@usda.gov 
Description: This project will manage Tamolitch Pool (Blue Pool) by building a parking lot on approximately 3 acres, re-routing a section of the McKenzie River National Recreation Trail, and adding some amenities at the parking lot, the pool, and along the trail.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53543
Location: UNIT - McKenzie River Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Linn. LEGAL - T15S R6E Sections 1, 11, and 12, T15S R7E Section 6, T14S R6E Sections 25 and 36, and T14S R7E Sections 30 and 31. The project area encompasses Tamolitch Pool on the McKenzie River as well as the surrounding area between Hwy 126, Trail Bridge Campground, road 2672-655 near Smith Reservoir, and road 2600-740.
Three Sisters Wildfire Risk Reduction Treatment
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/03/2017 
Expected:01/2021
 
02/2021 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.
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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
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.
Buckhead Communication Site Special use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 12/02/2020  12/2020 McKenzie Jensen
5414822283
mckenziejensen@fs.fed.us 
Description: American Tower and AT&T are proposing to extend the height of the cell tower by about 20 feet and install a new equipment shelter. The purpose of this extension and new equipment is to increase network coverage and support First Net services.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59116
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - T21S, R2E, Section 12 of the Willamette Meridian, Lane County, Oregon. The site is located one mile northeast of the Middle Fork Ranger Station near Westfir, Oregon.
Cowhorn Trail Cutoff
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/09/2018 
Expected:06/2021
 
07/2021 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.
Huckleberry Campground/Trail Expansion and Forest Plan Amendment #59
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Land management planning
- Recreation management 
Completed  Actual: 10/27/2020  01/2021 Kevin Rowell
541-782-5305
kevin.a.rowell@usda.gov 
Description: This project would construct a campground complex and new single-track motorcycle trail at Huckleberry Flats Off-Highway Vehicle Area, and would also amend the Forest Plan to change 10 acres from General Forest to Developed Recreation.
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:01/2021
 
02/2021 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.
Lowell Country Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 12/10/2020 
Expected:03/2021
Actual: 04/14/2020
07/10/2019 
03/2021 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
- 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:10/2021
 
11/2021 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.
OR 58 Seismic Landslide Mitigation
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 11/03/2020  11/2020 Katie Isacksen
541-782-5355
katie.isacksen@usda.gov 
Description: ODOT seismic geoexploration and analysis on HWY 58 designated as a Lifeline Route that will lead to the selection of a practical cost-effective mitigations that will allow the highway to be restored for emergency and essential freight traffic.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58220
Location: UNIT - Middle Fork Ranger District. STATE - Oregon. COUNTY - Lane. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Along or north of OR Highway 58 between Oakridge, OR and Willamette Pass.
Slick Creek Bridge Replacement
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/24/2019 
Expected:01/2021
 
02/2021 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.
Whitebark Pine Planting
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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

           *UPDATED*
- 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 01/2021 
Expected:06/2021
 
06/2021 Hilary Krieger
541-460-0754
Hilary.Krieger@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
Quartzville-Middle Santiam
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/18/2019
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 01/2021 
Expected:06/2021
 
08/2021 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.
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