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.
Annie Restoration Project
Vegetation management will address landscape departures from historical conditions. Includes timber harvest (1675 acres), ladder fuel reduction (330 acres), precommercial thinning(150 acres), and fuels treatment (3,400 acres).
Bonaparte Lake and Lost Lake Recreation 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.
Authorize miner's proposal to drill one 4"-diameter bore hole within the prism of an open FS road. Drill rig will remain on road surface at all times but will not block public use. Water will be transported from off-site, & effluent fully contained.
Carlson Blue Mining
1-2 person seasonal operation includes trenching with a backhoe and digging with hand tools. Camping on site.
Chewuch Transportation Plan
The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest proposes to develop and implement a transportation plan for the Chewuch drainage (encompassing both the Upper and Lower Chewuch watershed) within the Methow Valley Ranger District. The Plan would identify maintenance levels, roads for decomissioning, and possible re-routes to establish an appropriate road network that would meet administrative and recreational needs while reducing environmental impacts.
NOTICE: Updated maps were uploaded to the website on October 14, 2011. Maps obtained from the project website before that date did not include proposed new construction. A color newsletter was released on October 14, 2011. This newsletter extended the scoping period to November 15, 2011.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kittitas Conservation Trust Cle Elum River Project 2014
At worksite no.6 (NFS land) permit temporary use of 1/4 mi of existing FS road for access to Cle Elum River, placement of 1-5 ballasted snags in river, excavation at Domerie inlet to widen inlet to side channel, and restoration of disturbed shoreline
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.
Liberty Mountain Homeowners Association Waterline Permit
Issue a new permit for a new 20-year term, to replace an expired permit for use and maintenance of an existing water line that crosses NF System land. The affected corridor is 1750ft X 12ft. Allow minor repair and maintenance with FS approval.
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.
Twenty-Five Mile Project
Maintain and enhance forested stands within the desired range of variability by small tree thinning and prescribed burning.
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.
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.
Byrd-Goat Fire Reforestation
In Sept. 2012, a significant lightning storm passed over central Washington igniting many wildfires on the Okanogan-Wenatchee N.F. The Byrd and Goat Mtn Fires occurred in low elevation ponderosa pine dominated stands and are in need of reforestation.
Cle Elum Outfitter and Guide EA
Issue Outfitter Guide Permits to 7 applicants. Activities include hiking, backpacking, kayaking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, avalanche courses, snowmobiling, watercraft delivery, fly fishing, backcountry skiing/shuttle service. Two decisions.
Nelli Restoration Project
Activities include harvesting mid- and understory trees, thining and pruning of under- and mid-story vegetation , treating created fuels, and underburning of natural fuels. Also includes road, and trail managment projects
Pete Lake Trail Relocation
Relocate 0.l-mile segment of Pete Lake Trail #1323 away from Cooper River. Will entail new trail construction totaling 863 ft (removal of 20 small trees and brush), and abandonment/restoration of 530 feet of existing trail, all with hand tools.
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.
Buckhorn Exploration Project 2010
The Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and Washington Department of Natural Resources have been gathering data and working with a contractor to analyze the environmental impacts of minerals exploration in a 9200 acre area northeast of Chesaw, Washington.
May 28, 2014, Echo Bay Exploration sent a letter to the agencies withdrawing the combined plan of operations for minerals exploration. In light of this, the agencies are terminating the Environmental Impact Statement process.
County Fire District No. 8 Winter Access
To provide access to a fire station on private land, authorize Kittitas County Fire District No. 8 to construct, plow, and use (in winter) approximately 900 feet of new road across National Forest System land.
Jack Creek Culvert Removal
Remove culvert on Forest Service Road 9738-114 (a closed road). The culvert is a barrier to fish movement.
South Summit Forest and Fuels
Forest health, timber stand improvement, hazardous fuels reduction and road system management.
This project was cancelled in July 2014 due to the Carlton Complex fires, which substantially altered the stand conditions that were analyzed in the environmental assessment.
Stampede Powerline Tree Disposal
This project will be completed under a CE category not requiring a Decison Memo. To reduce a fuel hazard, make felled trees in the BPA powerline easement available for personal use public firewood collection.
Union Creek Trailhead Project- NOW CE WITH NO DECISION MEMO
Reconstruction of the Union Creek Trailhead to meet F.S. standards and ADA guidelines. No increase in capacity. Replacement of one 60 foot long bridge on Pleasant Valley Trail 999, and replacement of one bridge on Union Creek Trail 956 with foot log.
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.