Bull Run Subwatershed Restoration Project Phase I
The project will improve fish habitat on Corral, Deep & Channel Creeks which are tributaries to Bullrun Creek and the North Fork of the John Day River. Activities will improve floodplain function, water storage, fish passage and habitat complexity.
Beaver Creek Fish Passage Project
Provide fish passage in Beaver Cr by placing concrete weirs in spillway, rock grade-control structures at intake, and rock and weirs by diversion pool. Place rock to grade channel in Elk, Cove, W Fk Beaver Cr intakes. Install fish screens at intakes
Bird Track TSI and Maintenance Burn
Precommercial thinning and burning of overstocked pine stands in the Spring Creek area along FS Roads 2100, 2100-400, and 2100-950. Prescribed natural fuels underburn within and adajacent to previous Spring Creek Fire.
East Face Vegetation Management Project
Mechanical thinning, slash busting, prescribed fire, hand piling and burning to manage and improve vegetation and treat fuels near wildland urban interface and private/public land interface. May include some road construction, maintenance, closures.
Granite Creek Watershed Mining Plans
Analyze proposed mining plans of operations within the Granite Creek Watershed on the Umatilla and Wallow-Whitman NFs. This project occurs on both the Umatilla and Wallowa-Whitman NFs. Prior to the April 2010 SOPA, the Umatilla portion was titled Lower Granite Area Mining Projects and the W-W portion was titled Upper Granite Mining. As of 4/2010, these projects are combined with the lead contact person located on the Wallowa-Whitman NF.
Limber Jim Muir Fuels Reduction Project
Noncommercial fuel reduction,west boundary LaGrande City Watershed and key access routes to reduce down fuel and facilitate fire suppression. May include precommercial thinning, firewood areas, slash busting, prescribed fire, small commercial harvest
Little Dean Fuels Vegetation Management
Analysis of fuels vegetation management needs in the area south of Phillips Lake; Little Dean Creek, Worley Springs, Black Mountain. The Forest will be preparing an environmental analysis to record and disclose the environmental effects of a proposed action to improve forest health, resiliency to disturbance, reduce the risk of wildfire within the wildland urban interface, and to provide economic benefit to the local economy. In addition, the project will increase the structural complexity and species diversity of vegetation to provide habitat for a wider range of wildlife species. The project area is approximately 16,946 acres on National Forest System lands.
Lower Imnaha Rangeland Analysis
Authorize commercial livestock grazing on four allotments (Lone Pine, Cow Creek, Rhodes Creek, and Toomey Allotments) located in the lower portion of the Imnaha River.
Lower Joseph Creek Restoration Project
The Lower Joseph Creek Restoration Project proposes to restore, maintain and enhance forest and rangeland resilience to natural disturbance and contribute to the local economic and social vitality of the area.
Meadow Creek Phase III Upland Water Source Project
The project will improve spring/summer chinook and summer steelhead habitat through the development and/or reconstruction of 6 upland water sources (5 springs, 1 pond) for livestock and wildlife within the established 5 riparian pastures on Meadow Cr
West Sumpter Fuels Maintenance Project
The Whitman Ranger District is proposing maintenance burning of previously treated forested stands particularly stands in the Wildland Urban Interface portions of the District.
Whitman Range Improvement Project
This project proposes to construct 3 livestock water developments that consists of fencing the spring source and installing an aluminum water trough. Modification of existing fences, and construction of less than 10 miles of division fences.
North Fork Catherine Creek Ford Replacement
North Fork Catherine Creek provides spawning and rearing habitat for spring/summer Chinook, summer steelhead, bull trout and redband trout. The North Fork Catherine Creek ford is currently a partial fish passage barrier during times of low flows. This project proposed to remove the existing ford and replace it with a full channel spanning bridge. All work will stay within the existing road prism. After project completion the site will be rehabilitated. Project benefits include improved fish passage, improved natural flow pattern of the stream channel and reduced risk of structure failure.
Chesnimnus Elk Burn Project
Proposal to use low intensity prescribed fire to improve elk forage in open grasslands and grass/forb/shrub understories in historical elk transition and summer range in the Chesnimnus Watershed.
Corral Creek Road Relocation and Restoration
This project proposes to obliterate and replace the 7787-620 to the junction of the 7787-600 road. Three culverts along this pieces of road are undersized and limited fish passage, these culverts will be removed with the road obliteration. This road will be reconstructed upland of Corral Creek and 3 culverts replaced.
La Grande Municipal Reservoir and Pipeline
Reissue special use permit for 20 years, to reauthorize operation and maintenance of existing La Grande Reservoir, pipelines and buildings, to serve as contingent water source for La Grande city water system. No new construction or ground disturbance
Lick Creek Aquatic Restoration Project
The project will address a suite of high priority restoration actions in the Lick Creek watershed that have been identified in the Lick Creek Watershed Restoration Action Plan.
Little Bald Mountain Range Analysis
This project will re-authorize grazing management on the Little Bald Mountain allotment within the Unity section of the Whitman Ranger District.
Little Minam Bridge Replacement Project
The bridge crossing the Little Minam River along the popular Minam River Trail (#1637) would be replaced to assure safe crossing at the site. The replacement bridge would allow safe access for visitors and stock.
This would continue operations by Oregon Dept. of Transportation to produce and use crushed rock from this existing quarry.
Meadow Creek Wood Additions Phase II
Place large woody debris in 3.25 mi of Meadow Ck (30 structure sites). Planting for approx. 3 mi. 2 stream exclosure fences reconstructed. Construct additional exclosure fence. Construct 3.3 mi pasture fence. Construct 9 small exclosures in pastures
North Fork Burnt River Mining Supplemental EIS
Prepare a supplement to the April 2004 North Fork Burnt River Final Environmental Impact Statement to address the inadequacies identified by the United States District Court of Oregon, August 4, 2006.
Sandbox Vegetation Management
Sandbox Vegetation Management project will improve forest health and develop defensible fuel profiles in areas that are prone to natural wildfire. This project proposes areas of mechanical harvest/removal and prescribed burning, precommercial thinning, stocking density reduction, tree planting, hazard tree removal, road and soil restoration, and harvest removal by tractor, skyline and/or helicopter systems.
Snow Basin Vegetation Management Project
Analysis of vegetation and fuels management needs in the Eagle Creek drainage. Actions involve commercial harvest of timber, non-commercial thinning, piling fuels and prescribed burning. Four alternatives were analyzed. The proposed action would require three Forest Plan Amendments to implement. Alternative 4 would require no forest plan amendments.
Maps have been corrected for alternatives 2, 3, and 4. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Trail Vegetation Management
Trail Vegetation Management project will improve forest health and develop defensible fuel profiles in areas that are prone to natural wildfire. This project proposes areas of mechanical harvest/removal and prescribed burning, precommercial thinning, stocking density reduction, tree planting, hazard tree removal, road and soil restoration, and harvest removal by tractor systems.
51 Road Reconstruction
The existing 4.5 miles of the 51 road, proposed for reconstruction, is narrow with blind corners and no shoulders. Lanes will be widened to 11 feet with 2 foot shoulders, sharp corners will be straightened, and the road surface will be improved. In some areas where the road is close to the river the road prism will be realigned away from the river. Culverts and ditches will be installed on the cut bank side to improve the drainage of the road. This project would provide for public safety, fish habitat, economic efficiency and to bring the road up to its standard management level 5.
Ladd Canyon TSI and Prescribed Burn
Non-mechanical and mechanical thin old harvest and natural fuel units.Spacing 14x-20x. 10% of PCT units left untreated for wildlife. Species prefer w.larch, ponderosa pine, Douglas fir.Burn piles and landscape prescribe burn in designated burn blocks
Muir Creek Culvert Replacement
This project would replace an undersized, partial fish passage barrier with a properly sized open arch or box culvert. A slight channel relocation would occur to fit the new culvert.
Riparian Livestock Exclusion by Wood II
Excessive livestock use on streams is degrading stream habitat and water quality. This project proposes to exclude livestock from streams by placing wood within the riparian area. This would allow for the riparian areas to recover, streambank stabilization. Trees, snags, and down wood would be used to create the barrier. Trees will be fell by hand and moved using an excavator. Little Beaver Creek provides steelhead and redband trout habitat.
Starkey Allotment Management
Construct boundary fence and change kind and class of livestock grazed at Red Fir Spring. Construct boundary fence at Briggs pasture within the Starkey allotment boundary. The area is currently not designed for grazing with pasture rotation.
Tamarack Stay Project
The purpose of this project is to provide dead western larch snags for stay and jack material for livestock exclosure and pasture fences. This project is being cancelled from the SOPA list, because it was entered on the SOPA list in error.
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.