Buckhorn Outfall Project
Crown Resources submitted a request for additional water outfalls in a Supplemental Plan of Operations to the Buckhorn Access Project. The Forest Service proposes to complete a Supplemental EIS to address this request.
Crum Canyon Forest Restoration
This project would protect and promote large diameter trees and forested habitats through the removal small diameter trees and prescribed burning. It would reduce potential wildlife intensities in areas surrounding Wildland Urban Interface.
Annie Restoration (AR) Project
Vegetation management will address landscape departures from historical conditions. Includes timber harvest (1,700 acres), ladder fuel reduction (330 acres), precommercial thinning(150 acres), and fuels treatment (3,400 acres).
Bonaparte Lake and Lost Lake Campground Projects
At Bonaparte Lake Campground, install a swimming dock and a new group site with a covered picnic shelter. Install a covered picnic shelter at Lost Lake Campground. These projects will be implemented over several years.
Chewuch Transportation Plan
Develop and implement a transportation plan for the Upper and Lower Chewuch watersheds. Transportation plan would identify road maintenance levels, roads to be decommissioned, and possible re-routes
Eightmile Ranch Coho Acclimation Site
Consideration of special use permit application from the Yakama Nation for construction of a coho acclimation site at the Eightmile Ranch Administrative Site. Analysis is being completed in cooperation with the Bonneville Power Administion.
Fender Mill Infiltration Gallery SUP
The proposal is to issue a Special Use Permit to the Yakama Nation to construct a groundwater infiltration gallery on USFS lands to collect groundwater and direct it into a reconstructed side channel on non-FS lands.
Ferris Hard Rock Mining
Authorize miner's proposal to mine underground with hand tools in an existing adit. Access is via user-built ATV trail, which miner will close and restore when finished. Ore removed in 5-gallon buckets, for processing off-Forest.
Goat Creek Restoration Project
The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Methow Valley Ranger District, in partnership with the National Forest Foundation, is proposing a restoration project in Goat Creek, a tributary to the Methow River, from river mile 6.7 to 7.6.
Lake Chelan Campground Prince Creek Dock Replacement
Remove and replace the old (slowly sinking) cedar log floating dock (old 65 feet x 9 feet) with new HDPE enclosed floats that support a 17 foot x 67 foot dock designed to accommodate ferry docking on one side and public docking on the other side.
Light Restoration Project
Vegetation management will address landscape departures from historical conditions. Includes the following estimated treatments (acres): timber harvest (3243), ladder fuel reduction (500), precommercial thinning (5711) and fuels treatment (5700).
Little Crow Restoration Project
Restoration project to increase forest resiliency, restore aquatic resources, and maintain public access within the larger context of the Little Naches watershed.
Vegetation management project with a focus on fuel reduction, sensitive plant habitat enhancement, fire management cost reduction, forest products, whitebark pine protection, and private lands/infrastructure protection.
Motorized Travel Management
Designate roads/trails/areas open to motorized vehicle use outside of wilderness consistent with Travel Management Rule. Roads/trails/areas not designated as open would be closed to motorized use. Project does not address over-the-snow motorized use.
Pacific Northwest Navy Range Special Use Permit
To permit the Navy the use of three roadside sites within the existing Military Operations Area, to place mobile vehicles with emitters to conduct training in order to maintain, train, and equip combat-ready military forces.
Ski Hill Improvements EA
Repair and upgrade utilities, upgrade kitchen,construct patio and restroom, install two towers and regrade the small alpine hill
Swauk Pine Restoration
Landscape scale silvicultural treatments (thinning and burning)to improve resilience to disturbance, and stream and floodplain restoration at 66 sites. Project includes road improvements, closure, relocation, and decommissioning.
Upper Yakima Restoration
Watershed restoration project. Forest commercial and pre-commercial thinning designed to accelerate old growth forest structure, watershed restoration, road obliteration, and road to trail conversion.
White Pass 2014 Projects
The Naches R.D. is considering a proposal by the White Pass Company, the operator of the White Pass Ski Area, to expand its Nordic ski trail system and facilities.
Accessible Fishing Docks Project
Construct 3 accessible fishing docks at Lost, Beaver, and Beth Lakes and refurbish the existing Bonaparte Lake dock over a period of up to 5 years.
Buck Forest and Fuels
Forest health, timber stand improvement and hazardous fuels reduction project that includes commercial and pre-commercial thinning, stand regeneration, mechanical fuels treatments, prescribed fire and road system management.
Carlson Blue Mining
1-2 person seasonal operation includes trenching with a backhoe and digging with hand tools. Camping on site.
Dry Restoration proposes a commercial harvest which will occur on 548 acres in dry forest stands. An additional 200 acres will be available for either commercial or personal use firewood. Stream stabilization will occur within two miles of Dry Creek.
Forest Service Road 3300 Flood Repair
The Cle Elum Ranger District plans to analyze and repair damaged sites on the Forest Service Road 3300. Flood damaged sites are located at mile post 3.9 and 4.4.
Table Mountain Tree Planting
Manually plant western larch seedlings on 1205 acres (out of approx. 30,000 acres of National Forest System land) that burned during the Table Mountain Wildfire of 2012. Target areas are previously managed stands. Work will take place in fall, 2015.
Naches Outfitter and Guide Permits
Outfitting and guiding opportunies on the Naches R D will be reviewed for environmental effects. The analysis will include all types of O/G including pack stock use, fishing, rafting, snowmobiling, environmental education and mushroom gathering.
Okanogan Wenatchee Forest Plan Revision
The Land and Resource Management Plans of combined Okanogan and Wenatchee National Forests are being revised as required by the National Forest Management Act. The focus is to update parts of the plans no longer current and requiring change.
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.