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.
Ski Hill Improvements EA
Repair and upgrade utilities, upgrade kitchen,construct patio and restroom, install two towers and regrade the small alpine hill
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 5 years.
Annie Restoration Project
Vegetation management will address landscape departures from historical conditions. Includes timber harvest (1000 - 2000 acres),ladder fuel reduction (2000 - 4000 acreas),and precommercial thinning(500-1000 acres).
BART Cluster Grazing Analysis
Review and evaluate livestock grazing activites on the Bannon, Aeneas, Revis, & Tunk allotments. Revise the management plans to reflect current direction.
Buckhorn Exploration Project 2010
Allow Echo Bay Exploration to drill up to 965 exploration holes at 675 sites and construct up to 72 miles of temporary access roads.Up to 507 acres of total disturbance on BLM, DNR, private and FS lands (300 acres on FS) in a 9,170 acre project area.
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.
Echo Ridge Summer Trails
To develop approximately 11 miles of non-motorized trail within the Echo Ridge Trail System.The new trails will consist of 6.5 miles of newly constructed single track trail and 4.4 miles of trail on existing non-system roads.
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.
Highlands Snow Hut
Highlands Nordic Ski Club proposes to construct a 16' X 20' temporary, wood, warming hut with wood burning stove near the junctions of Forest Roads 3230-260 and 3230-265. The structure will be used during months that SnoParks are valid.
South Summit Forest and Fuels
Forest health, timber stand improvement, hazardous fuels reduction and road system management.
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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.
Boy Scout Camp Blowdown Timber Sale
On 8/29/2013 a wind event with winds of 60 - 80 mph blew down 135 trees and damaged the "Commissary/kitchen" and the "Crafts" building at Bonaparte Boy Scout Camp. It is proposed to harvest the down and standing danger trees.
Boy Scout Camp Kitchen/Commissary Rebuild
During a wind storm on 8/29/2013, 135 trees were blown down in the Bonaparte Boy Scout Organization Camp at Bonaparte Lake. One of those trees landed on the Kitchen/Commissary and destroyed the building. It is proposed to rebuild the building.
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.
Cle Elum Outfitter and Guide EA
Issue Outfitter Guide Permits to 7 proponents. Proposed activities include hiking, backpacking, kayaking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, avalanche courses, snowmobiling, watercraft delivery, fly fishing, backcountry skiing/shuttle service.
Coyote Falls Pre-commercial Thinning and Fuels Reduction
This is a hazardous fuels reduction and timber stand improvement project through pre-commercial thinning and prescribed burning within the Falls Creek and Coyote Creek drainages approximately 18 miles northeast of Chelan, WA.
Crawfish Restoration Project
Reduce crown densities, ladder fuels, and ground fuels on dry sites to reduce potential high intensity fires and maintain late and old structure. Release aspen clones from conifer competition. Up to 5036 acres of treatments. Possible road closures
Muckamuck SNOTEL Site Development
Install an additional SNOTEL to collect hydrometerological and climate data for water supply forecasting in the West Fork Salmon Creek drainage, adjacent to Forest Road 3700000.
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
North Shore Salvage Sale
Salvage dead and dying trees from the 2013 wildfire in the North Shore Recreation Residence tract. These trees pose a safety hazard to the remaining homes,infrastructure and recreating public.
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.
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.
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.
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.