Mt. Baker Geothermal Consent to Lease
The Forest Service (FS) will determine whether to provide consent to BLM to lease nominated lands, or to lease with stipulations, or to deny from further consideration for leasing and subsequent development
Boulder River Trailhead and Road Storage
Construct new trailhead with toilet, large gravel parking area (20-30 vehicles), picnic area and signs. Place last 0.7 mile of Road 2010 in storage for use as trail until new trail route can be constructed from new parking area to current trailhead.
Forest Road 6122 Culvert and Stockpile Project
Install two relief culverts above existing culverts within the prism of Forest Road 6122. Remove up to 6,100 cubic yards of excess road fill material from the two culvert crossings and pile the material in an existing clearing adjacent to the road.
Frontier Communications Site Lease Reissuance
The Forest Service proposes to reissue a lease to Frontier Communications to operate and maintain its communication site(s) located on NFS (National Forest System) lands for a 20 year term.
Green Mountain Lookout Removal EIS
The project proposes to relocate Green Mountain Lookout to a similar mountain top at Circle Peak, outside of Wilderness. The proposed action would also include the use of motorized equipment and mechanized transport within Glacier Peak Wilderness.
Invasive Plant Management
The USDA Forest Service is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to document and disclose the potential environmental effects of proposed invasive plant treatments on the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Treatment methods would include manual, mechanical, cultural, biological, and chemical control. Combinations of methods may be used. Treatments would focus on 968 known invasive plant sites currently infesting approximately 5250 acres. The Proposed Action also includes an Early Detection/Rapid Response (EDRR) process to allow treatment of new or previously undiscovered infestations. Under the EDRR approach, new sites would be evaluated to ensure that effects are within the scope of those already analyzed in the EIS. A Notice of Intent will publish in the Federal Register on March 2, 2012. The scoping period has been extended to April 2, 2012. Previous scoping comments from 11/2010 Scoping responses are part of the Project Record and need not be repeated.
Lost Creek Bridge Replacement
Replace the Lost Creek Bridge, an undersized and deteriorating timber bridge on Road #49 with a longer steel or concrete bridge. The bridge is located across Lost Creek on Road #49 in the North Fork of the Sauk River drainage.
Middle Fork Recreation Hub Project
Construct 1700' trail to Otter Falls. Construct 1.3mi Garfield Ledges trail starting at intersection of Rd 56/5640. Construct trail Mid Fork trailhead (TH) to Taylor R. bridge; add picnic sites. Reconstruct parking, install toilets at Snoq Lk TH.
Stevens Pass Phase 3
Stevens Pass Mountain Resort wishes to develop additional downhill mountain bike trails and skills parks, replace two chairlifts, add parking on the north side of US Highway 2, and remove a gun mount (formerly used for avalance control).
Sulphur Creek Campground Restoration
Provides for the clean-up and reconfiguration of access in Sulphur Cr. Campground after 10 years of no drivable access due to flood damage. The project would restore floodplain processes and conditions along known fish spawning and rearing habitat.
USGS Forest-wide Special Use Permit - Stream Gauge Stations
Install and establish a new stream gauge station on Huckleberry Cr, to be located adjacent to the bridge on FS Rd #7320. A 20-yr Special Use Authorization would be issued for the proposed site and other existing stream gauges that are currently authorized through a Memorandum of Understanding between the US Geological Survey (USGS) and the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.
USGS South Cascade Glacier Research Station
The USFS proposes to issue a 20 year permit to USGS Ice and Climate Project, to continue the operation and maintenance of the research station at S Cascade Glacier, in the Glacier Peak Wilderness area.
Verizon Communication Permit Amendment
Verizon Wireless (VW) proposes to add alternative energy source components of solar and wind power for the existing VW communication site located on Seglesen Ridge of the Darrington Ranger District.
Weden Creek Trail Flood Repairs
Construct 0.5 mile of the Weden trail to replace flood damaged portions of the trail. The trail relocation would begin north of the clay slide on the county road to Monte Cristo, with construction upslope of the county road.
White Chuck Bench Trail Repair and Reconstruction
Repair and reconstruct the White Chuck Bench Trail (#731) that was damaged in both the 2003 and 2007 floods. Repair work includes relocation and reconstruction at multiple locations from several hundred feet to over 1 mile in length.
Finney AMA Vegetation Management
Vegetation management part of a research study on restoration and long-term management of late successional reserve (LSR) and riparian habitat in Finney Adaptive Management Area. Thin LSR forest stands less than 80 years old to develop old growth features. The Finney AMA Project Decision Notice was signed May 3, 2013. It approves thinning 1,256 acres of young conifer stands in three different treatments. A companion document, the Research Study Plan, outlines the research and monitoring approach.
Marsh Pond Fish Access Restoration
Reconfigure Marsh Pond and Swamp Creek to enhance fish passage into and out of Marsh Pond and restore natural flow and sediment processes. Remove the nonfunctional metal fishway at the pond outlet and portions of placed fill in the pond berm.
Skykomish Geothermal Consent to Lease
The Forest Supervisor will determine whether to provide consent to BLM to lease nominated lands, or to lease with stipulations, or to deny from further consideration for leasing and subsequent geothermal development.
Communications Use Lease Renewals
Renew communications use leases for existing Maloney Ridge communications sites near town of Skykomish, WA. The five leases are for special use permits which have expired. The new term of each lease will be for a 20 year period, pending the completion of site plans by the lease holders. The 4 lease holders who own the 5 communications sites are Seattle City Light, Maloney Electronic Users Association, King County, and WA State Dept. of Transportation (2 sites). Note: approval of lease for Segelsen Site would be made separately.
Puget Sound Hydro Easement
The proposal is to issue a 20 year Special Use Authorization to grant access on approximately 625 feet of existing Forest Service Road 3045 from the entrance of Excelsior Campground to private property.
South Fork Nooksack Trail Reconstruction
The Forest Service proposes to relocate 1.2 miles of the South Fork Nooksack Trail #602 out of the floodplain and repair an additional two miles of existing trail.
Sultan Roads Project
Put ~1.3 miles of road into storage, including the 6122-000, 6122-110, and 6122-115 roads. Decommission ~7.7 miles of roads, including the 6100-050,6122-000, 6124-000, and 6124-114 roads and 4.5 miles of non-system roads. Remove a defunct bridge.
Darrington District Road Repairs
Repair roads damaged over the winter months to regain access to trailheads, climbing routes and recreational use areas. The road repairs were completed with on-going road maintenance contractor (a CE checklist) so preparation of a DM was not needed.
Road 25 Riprap Removal
Enhance fish rearing habitat with removal of 900 linear ft. of riprap from along the Suiattle River, placed to protect Road 25. Since the road is closed at this location and proposed for decommissioning, there is no longer need for riprap protection
Snoqualmie Pass Utility District Permit Amendment
Extend water and sewer lines along Forest Service Road 4832 from the I-90 Hyak interchange for approximately 3,000 feet. The new lines would stop before reaching Gold Creek. Lines would be laid within the existing road right of way
US 2 Slope Stabilization
Permit WSDOT to stabilize the highway cut and fill slope on three segments of US Highway 2, west of the summit at Stevens Pass (mile post 61,1-64.1).
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