Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA):

The Schedule of Proposed Actions or SOPA (formerly called the NEPA Quarterly Report) is designed to provide information on current and upcoming projects to people interested in management of the Olympic National Forest. 

Current Projects

The following project information and associated environmental documents are shown on Olympic National Forest's website for public review. If you are interested in a proposed action listed on the Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA - see above) that is not listed below, please contact the appropriate District office. 

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Olympic National Forest Current and Recent Projects

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Developing Proposal

Clallam Co. PUD

Clallam Co. PUD proposed to covert 1.2 miles of over-head line to buried line adjacent to Hwy 101 in the Klahoway C.G. administrative site area. Trench will be 18" x 42"

Hendricksen Waterline Reissue

ONF proposes to reissue waterline permit, in use since the 1930's. No changes to the existing footprint.

Lake Quinault Water Company Well

LQWC has requested to add a well to the system to improve water availability.


Murphy Logging is logging a Dept. of Natural Resource sale adjacent to NF and has requested one permit for up to 6 tailholds to yard using suspension yarding. Trees will be strapped and no trees will be felled or removed.

Neilton Point Communications Use Lease Reissuance

Proposed issuance of a new 10-year lease to Westside Communications for continued operation of a commercial mobile radio service at Neilton Point. No construction or new activities are proposed.

Neilton Point Communications Use Lease Reissuances

Proposed issuance of new leases to Quinault Indian Nation and WCLA Telecommunications to replace expired leases, for continued operation and maintenance of private mobile radio service communications facilities at Neilton Point

Rayonier Tailhold Authorization

Rayonier, Inc. will be logging adjacent ot NF and has requested two permits for up to 6 tailholds to yard using suspension yarding. Trees will be strapped and no trees will be felled or removed.

Rayonier Tailhold Authorization-Calawah

Rayonier, Inc. will be logging adjacent ot NF and has requested three permits for up to 12 tailholds to yard using suspension yarding. Trees will be strapped and no trees will be felled or removed.

Schoemake Waterline Reissue

The Forest proposes to reissue waterline permit, in use since the 1930's. No changes to the existing footprint.

Telecommunications Line Permit Reissuances

Proposed issuance of new permits to Qwest Corporation and Broadstripe Cable to replace expired permits, for continued operation and maintenance of existing fiber optic and cable televison lines.

Under Analysis

Bonidou Rock Pit Expansion

The Bonidou Pit has been identified as the rock source for the activities approved in the Sitkum Commercial Thinning Decision Notice/FONSI. This pit is also used for road maintenance and other projects requiring rock in the vicinity.

Calawah OHV Project

The proposed action is the development of an Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) trail system and staging area in the Bonidu area within the North Fork Calawah watershed. The proposal would provide about 21.1 miles of interlinking trails.

Calawah Watershed Road Decommissioning

The proposed project would decommission or decommission and convert to trail approximately 36 miles of existing classified roads in the Calawah Watershed.

Dungeness Large Wood Enhancement Project

The Forest is partnering with the Jamestown Sklallam tribe to construct 11 large wood jams and stabilize 3 naturally occurring wood jams in the Grey Wolf and Dungeness Rivers.

Electric Transmission Line Permit Reissuances

Proposed issuance of new permits to Grays Harbor County PUD #1 and Mason County PUD #1 to replace expired permits, for continued operation and maintenance of existing buried and aerial electric transmission lines.

Falls Creek Campground Kiosk Removal and Replacement

The existing information kiosk and fee station were constructed in the 1950s and are in poor structural condition. The structure would be removed and replaced with a three-panel information kiosk which would also serve as the campground fee station.

FSR 2345-100 Spur Easement Exchange

Proposal to exchange easements with Green Diamond Resource Company for segments approximately 900 feet long on Forest land and 1,550 feet long on Green Diamond Resource Company land, to provide long-term access to the lands of both parties.

Grindstone Pit Expansion

Approx. four acres of young-growth conifers to the north of the currently developed area. The timber would be cut and removed through a small commercial timber sale. A short existing unclassified road would be developed to provide access from FSR2923

Interfor Tailhold Authorization

Interfor has requested a special use authorization to tie onto five trees or stumps on Kugel Ridge (off of FS Road 2929) adjacent to Kugel Den Timber Sale on DNR land. The selected trees would be left on site and standing.

Klahowya Campground Water Distribution System Upgrade and Replacement

Purpose is to improve safety and address maintenance needs of the water source, delivery and pump systems at the Klahowya Campground administrative site.

Norwood Conveyance

sell property that is surplus to Forest Service needs. The property contains a number of structures\improvements, including but not limited to two residences, a parkparking lot, water supply and a barn.

Norwood Structures Removal

The project would remove and dispose of two open-sided, wooden trailer shed structures and 9 storage sheds. These structures are in poor condition and a safety hazard and were previously part of the administrative residential site that is unoccupied.

Pacific Northwest Electronic Warfare Range Environmental Assessment

Navy is proposing Pacific Northwest training electronic warefare (EW) range consisting of the movement of the mobile emitters and the operation of the EW emitters. This EA is tiered from previous EIS. Several sites are on Forest Service Roads.

Queets Commercial Thinning

Approximately 5,000 acres would be commercially thinned using variable-density thinning. The purpose of the project is to restore and improve late-successional habitat conditions, generate economic activity, and provide jobs in the local area.

Quinault Campgrounds Water Line Replacement

This project would design and replace the existing water distribution systems in Falls Creek Campground and Willaby Campground near Lake Quinault.

Quinault National Recreation Trail Repair and Reconstruction

Repair and reconstruction of approximately 2 miles of trail, including tread relocation and reconstruction, replacement of gravel surfacing, drainage structure repair, and replacement of two trail bridges.

Rail 2

Add elements of forest diversity lacking in the 1996 Rail project through the incorporation of heavy thins, skips and gaps (variable density thinning). Thinning will ensure that habitat features gained through the post-1996 thinnings are not lost.

Upper South Fork Skokomish Vegetation Management Project

This is a forested landscape restoration project - it is not focused primarily on economical timber harvest units. The project as a whole must be economically viable, but the economics of individual project elements may vary.

US Cellular Authorization

Renewal of US Cellular's special use authorization to use Nielton Point Repeater

Westside Paging Authorization

Renewal of special use authorization to use Nielton Repeater.

Analysis Completed

Calawah Rock Pit Expansion

Proposes to expand an existing rock pit by four acres for the purpose of meeting anticipated rock needs and permit requests.

East Fork Humptulips Vegetation Management

Proposal to commercially thin approximately 3,300 acres of young, previously managed forest stands in the East Fork Humptulips watershed, on the Pacific Ranger District.

On Hold

Rocky Brook Hydroelectric Permit Renewal

Rocky Brook Hydroelectric L.P. is seeking a new 20-year special use permit for their existing facilities. The project diverts up to 40 cubic feet per second (cfs) from Rocky Brook, with a minimum in-stream flow of 5 cfs.

Trapper Creek Aquatic Organism Passage

The existing culvert on FSR 2850 at the Trapper Creek crossing (MP 0.8), would be replaced with a structure designed to allow passage for all aquatic organisms. Structures made of rock and wood may be incorporated in the design.

West Fork Humptulips River Trail Construction

This project would convert about 2.5 miles of decommissioned road to trail status; and construct two ½ mile trail segments to create a 6-mile loop trail.


South Fork Calawah Easement Exchange, including FSR 2900-030

Proposal by Rayonier to open a closed Level 1 segment of FS Road 2900-030, use it for timber haul, and close it again after use is complete. The reconstruction and use of an existing 0.4-mile spur off the 2900-030 is also proposed.

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Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.

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