Chelan County PUD Distribution Line Permit Renewal
Renew special use permit for existing above ground and below ground distribution lines, including power poles, transformers, vaults, substations and numerous other electrical facilities located on NFS lands.
Chewuch Transportation Plan
Develop and implement a transportation plan for the Upper and Lower Chewuch watersheds, approximately 394 miles of roads. Transportation plan would identify road maintenance levels, roads to be decommissioned, and possible re-routes.
Conconully Compound Disposal
It is proposed to dispose of the Forest Service campus in the town of Conconully, Washington on the Tonasket Ranger District, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. The facility has not been used as a District office for over 30 years.
Crow Cabin Permit Reissuance
Authorize a new special use permit to replace an existing expired special use permit for the Crow Cabin for a period of 15 years.
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.
First Creek Forest Restoration
Activities include small tree thinning and fuels reduction across 5,337 acres in the First Creek drainage located 10 miles northwest of Chelan, WA
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.
Mission Restoration Project
The project uses results of the Ecosystem Management Decision Support (EMDS) tools to identify vegetation, wildlife, and aquatic restoration; and wildfire hazard reduction needs at the stand and landscape level in the 50,200 acre project area.
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.
OSCO Tunk Communications Tower
The current communications tower operated by the Okanogan Sheriffs Office and NCI data.com is currently loaded at 97% of capacity. An additional tower is required to enhance operations during emergency operations to improve public safety.
Recreation Residence and Organizational Camp Projects
Owners of Recreation Residences in several Recreation Residence tracts and YMCA Camp Dudley have submitted applications for various repairs and alterations to their privately owned structures to ensure safety, accessibility and regulatory compliance.
Recreation Residence and Resort Projects
Recreation Residence owners in the Andy Creek,Bear Cove,Bumping Lake,and Indian Flat tracts,the Chelminar Grotto club site and owners of Rimrock Lake Resort have submitted applications for various projects on their privately owned structures.
Silver Beach Resort Permit Reissuance
Reissuance of permit to allow Silver Beach Resort to continue to operate and maintain a resort consisting of a motel, restaurant, rental cabins, commercial campground, boat launch, dock, float, and boat rental facilities.
Soda Springs Campground Windfall Removal
Remove approximately 170 blown down trees and stockpile at Forest Service borrow pit for future river restoration project. This will allow the campground to be reopened for recreation use. Trees will stay on National Forest land.
Southern Star Mining Plan of Operation
1-2 person seasonal operation accessed by FS9711121. No seasonal or permanent camp site, underground mining will be with hand tools, drill and blast in existing mine tunnels. Activities: portal reconstruction, ore and waste rock, hazard tree removal
Stillwaters / Stormy Fish Habitat Improvement
The purpose of the project is to improve aquatic habitat within the Entiat River. Placement of large woody material an reconnection of the Signal Peak side channel will promote continued improvement in aquatic and riparian conditions.
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.
T-Mobile Cell Phone Infrastructure
Authorize occupancy of National Forest System lands via a special use permit for cell phone infrastructure including a communication building, generator, and propane tank.
Wish Poosh Hazard Tree Management
Forest Service proposes to initially remove approximately 400 hazard trees infected with Annosus root disease, in Wish Poosh Campground. Then a 10-year vegetation management plan for annual hazard tree removal will be implemented.
Wolf Creek Reclamation District Fish Screen Modification
The Reclamation District would like to install a new headgate and fish screen to minimize fish stranding and to be able to turn the diversion off at the end of the irrigation season. 50' of new road construction and decommissioning is required.
2014 West Side Recreation Projects
4 separate projects are proposed. In the upper meadow area adjacent to Salmon Meadows Campground for ATV and horse camping, at the Irongate trailhead for horse trailer parking, and new motorized trailheads on FS Road 3700-300, and 3700-100.
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.
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.
Ski Hill Improvements EA
Repair and upgrade utilities, upgrade kitchen,construct patio and restroom, install two towers and regrade the small alpine hill
Tillicum Watershed Restoration
Activities include small tree thinning, pruning, handpiling, prescribed burning, shaded fuel break construction, closing roads, decommission roads, improve/upgrade roads.
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.
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.
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.
Black Canyon Fire Salvage
Timber salvage is proposed only in high severity burn areas. This salvage will likely be a commercial firewood sale(s). These areas will also be evaluated to determine if reforestation, noxious weed control, and/or seeding is necessary.
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.
McFarland Fire Salvage
The proposal is to salvage trees killed as a result of the 2015 fires. This project would likely be implemented through a commercial firewood sale(s) of material adjacent to existing roads.
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.