Current Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

The Gifford Pinchot's National Forest's Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA), is published quarterly (Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter.)

To view our Schedule of Proposed Actions, please visit the Forest Service SOPA page for the Gifford Pinchot National Forest 

Specific Information: For proposal-specific information, please contact the corresponding "Project Contact" listed in the SOPA.

Future Involvement: To be included in future public involvement for a specific proposal, contact the corresponding "Project Contact" listed in the SOPA and indicate your interest in being involved.

Past SOPA Reports

Visit the Forest Service SOPA page for the Gifford Pinchot National Forest for the most recent past SOPA reports in both PDF and HTML formats.

Gifford Pinchot National Forest Current and Recent Projects

Note: Not all projects may appear on map. See list below for complete list of projects with more information or documentation.
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Developing Proposal

Invasive Plant Program Management Amendment

To add the herbicide aminopyralid to the list of approved ones in the Forest Plan. This amendment is a relatively minor modification to the invasive plant program. It would not approve any projects on the ground. Project-level analysis is required.

Under Analysis

2015 Goat Mountain Hardrock Prospecting Permit Applications

Please proceed directly to the BLM project page at for comment and contact information.

Ape Cave Interpretive Site Improvement Projects

Actions being considered to address the impacts associated with increasing visitor use and after-hours vandalism include installation of cave gates, establishment of defined hours of operation and implementation of nightly and off-season closures.

Bear Creek Restoration Thin

The Bear Creek Restoration Thin project seeks to improve forest conditions in the Bear Creek Municipal Watershed. The proposal includes commercial thinning on 533 acres of forest plantations, tree planting, road improvements and road decommissioning.

NEON Climate Change Research

The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) is a nationwide, 30-year research effort to investigate the impacts of climate change, land-use change, and invasive species on ecology (under a special use permit).

Silver Creek Thin

The intent of this project is to commercially thin trees from forested stands of 40-125 years of age in the Silver Creek subwatershed north of Randle, WA.

Upper Lewis River Roads Project

The project proposes to close or decommission roads or potions of roads; rehabilitate or block use of unauthorized routes; and conduct heavy road maintenance on roads that will remain open to the public.

Upper White Salmon Vegetation Project

The proposal includes commercial thinning of both young plantations and older stands with high tree mortality from insect and disease, prescribed burning, fuel break maintenance along Forest Road 82, fuel reduction treatments and tree planting.

Analysis Completed

Burley Mountain Dormitory at Cispus Learning Center

Construction of a facility consisting of 20 sleeping rooms and one meeting room for the teachers near the center of campus

Smith Butte Research Natural Area Establishment

This proposal would officially establish the Smith Butte Research Natural Area (RNA). It is currently proposed in the Gifford Pinchot Land and Resource Management Plan and has been effectively treated as an RNA since 1990.

On Hold

Coldwater Lake Campsite Development

Proposed designation of backcountry campsites around perimeter of Coldwater Lake to be used by paddlers, hikers, outfitter-guides, and educational groups.

Kalama Non-Stock Campground

Proposal for creation of a low-development campground at two sites near Forest Road 81 to provide non-stock campers with tent and trailer camping opportunities.

Project Archive

Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.