Ashland Trails Project
Addition of 13.2 miles of existing historic Forest Service trails and 8.7 miles of unauthorized user-created routes, construction of 9.7 miles of new trails, and closure and rehabilitation of 5.0 miles of unauthorized user-created trails.
Cleopatra Test Drilling
Red Flat Nickel Corp. plans to drill 59 3-inch diameter holes to a depth of 50 feet to obtain core samples of minerals in Curry County, Oregon. Equipment and personnel would be transported and removed via helicopter.
Elk River Aquatic Restoration
Place large wood into and adjacent to ~2 miles of stream to improve habitat for fish and other aquatic species. Thin(non-commercial)~500 acres of previously harvested and dense stands to stimulate the development of mature forest near streams.
J. Herbert Stone Nursery Pesticide Use
Authorize the use of modern pesticides for use in the JHS Nursery's integrated pest management program to improve effectiveness, reduce environmental impacts, and increase worker and public health and safety.
Variably thin up to 350 acres of 50-80 year old dense, naturally-regenerated conifer forest. The goal is to enhance the development of late-successional conditions for the benefit of old-growth related species.
PacifiCorp Power Line Special Use Re-Authorization
Renewal of a permit for a 50-year term for an existing underground electrical distribution line near Mt. Ashland Ski Resort on USDA Forest Service lands. No new construction or ground disturbance would occur.
Upper Briggs Creek
Thinning and prescribed burning to promote vegetation diversity, preserve legacy pines and oaks, restore meadow habitat, and provide fire resiliency; decommission or storage of excess roads; fish passage improvement. Approx. 3500 acres affected.
Weatherbee Mining Claim
Placer mine, removing mineral deposit from an ancient channel (underground). Project would remove approximately 40 cubic yards of material per year. Removal process would primarily pick and shovel, using a winch to move material mid-slope.
Fritillaria gentneri Reintroduction and Augmentation
A collaborative partnership between Forest Service, BLM, USFWS and ODA to introduce Fritillaria gentneri into oak habitat in the Shan Ck area. A total of 4-8 plots, planted with pickaxe or shovel. No vegetation will be removed in planting.
Mount Avery Spur Road Project
Construct about 330 feet of new road on Forest Service lands from the end of Forest Service Road 5201-200 to the private parcel in T32S, R13W, Section 16. Applicant requests permission to use and maintain the road for perpetual timber management.
Revised L Street Conveyance
Seven buildings constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps on L Street in Grants Pass, Oregon. This compound operated as the Siskiyou National Forest Supervisor's office warehouse. This property became underutilized in 2007.
RF-38 Test Drilling
Red Flat Nickel Corp. plans to drill 35 3-inch diameter holes to a depth of 50 feet to obtain core samples of minerals adjacent to existing roads. No new roads would be constructed. About 1200 feet of road would be brushed.
Ashland Forest Resiliency
Landscape fuels reduction to lower chance of large scale wildfire within Ashland Municipal Watershed
Big Elk Cinder Pit Rock Source Project
Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has requested authorization to extract and crush pitrun cinders from approx. 5 acres of an existing quarry for use as a sanding aggregate to improve traction along OR-140, OR-62, and Big Elk Road.
Buckhorn Ridge Fuel Break Project
Vegetation management and prescribed burning to establish and maintain a defensible location for suppressing or stopping wildfires.
Bybee Vegetation Management
This project is designed to improve stand conditions, diversity, density, and structure to increase forest resiliency and overall forest health; provide a sustainable supply of timber products; and reduce the risk to forest resources from wildfire.
Copper Salmon Wilderness Legacy Roads
Decommission or convert to hiking trails up to 16 miles of existing roads within the wilderness. Identify locations for future hiking trails. Relocate gravel stockpiled in the wilderness to outside of the wilderness.
East Illinois Valley Managed Stands Project
Within managed stands (forest plantations), total tree numbers would be decreased through partial cutting to leave the pattern, size and species of trees needed to further stand development objectives associated with 3 land management allocations.
Eden Ridge Timber Sales
Commercial thinning, root disease treatments and planting on approx. 3,736 acres of candidate stands regenerated in the 1920s-40s and located on Matrix under NWFP. Includes 72 treatment units using ground-based and aerial logging systems.
Equine Thin Project
Commercially thin approximately 600 acres of natural stands less than 110 years of age that are located within lands designated as matrix and riparian reserve.
Fire Use Amendment
An administrative action involving the modification of wording for management direction and S&Gs regarding management response to fires, including refinement of S&Gs, removal of limitations on responses and clarifications of language.
Long Ridge/Sorrel Meadow Restoration
Removing commercial-sized conifers that have encroached on meadows and white oak/black oak stands over the years. In vicinity of Forest Roads 1917and 3318.
Meadow Restoration and Enhancement
Meadow restoration activities in 89 meadows on approx. 2,675 acres on all Districts: including 1,421 acres of conifer and brush removal, 841 acres of handpile and burning of slash, 1,869 acres of broadcast burning, and 442 acres seeding/planting veg.
PacifiCorp Special Use Permit Renewal
Renewal of a permit for an existing distribution feeder line and single phase distribution line for a 50 year term. There will be no ground disturbance associated with this renewal.
Rustler Vegetation Management
Vegetation management projects to provide commodities, reduce natural fueloading, and to provide for stand diversity
Special Use Permit Renewals at J. Herbert Stone Nursery
A decision memo is being prepared to authorize renewal of 4 existing special use authorizations: 2 power lines, 1 natural gas line, and 1 telephone line at the J. Herbert Stone Nursery. The permit would be issued for a 20 year term.
Big Pines Restoration
Apply recommended stand density reduction thinning to ponderosa pine dominated stands to sustain large ponderosa and sugar pine trees, increase stand vigor, and promote pine regeneration.
Cedar Gulch Mine
Previously known as Tracy Placer Mining Project (#9992). Prepare Supplemental EIS and environmental review of proposed Plan of Operations for placer mining less than 5 acres in the Sucker Creek watershed.
Union Creek Water System Maintenance Project
The project would address several deferred maintenance items to the Union Creek Water System, including: replacement of the waterline, replacement of components at the Union Creek and Farewell Bend campgrounds, and the USFS Administrative Compound.
Wizard Island #2 Mine Project
The project would authorize mining a sulfur enriched clay mineral deposit (epithermal argillite) on approximately 5 acres of land for up to 10 years. There would be no vegetation removal.
Partial cut exisiting stands to promote large-diameter trees and maintain pine-oak habitat on approximately 985 acres;no regen harvest or new system road construction; objective is to increase vigor and growth of mid-seral stands.
Gold 11 Mining Project
Environmental review of a Proposed Plan of Operations for placer mining up to 71 acres along the main stem of the Chetco River.
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.