Projects

Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

The Schedule of Proposed Actions, often referred to as the SOPA, contains a list of proposed actions that will begin or are currently undergoing environmental analysis and documentation. Questions, comments, and or requests to be on the mailing list for a specific project listed in the SOPA should be directed to the Project Contact listed for every project in the SOPA.

Please click on the link below for a list of the proposed actions on the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. The link will take you to the national website. Please click on the first link on that page for the current SOPA report.

 

HIGHLIGHTED PROJECTS

East Face of the Elkhorn Mountains Project

Lower Joseph Creek Restoration Project

 


Wallowa-Whitman National Forest Current and Recent Projects

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Under Analysis

Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort Water Conveyance System

This project will result in a special use permit for the operation and maintenance of the existing system at Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort.

Big Sheep Divide Range Analysis

Environmental analysis to authorize livestock grazing for 4 allotments on the Wallowa Valley Ranger District.

Bird Track Springs Fish Enhancement Project

To enhance fish habitat for salmonids by creating active and available floodplain, relocating channel, enhancing side channels and existing channel, enhancing floodplain roughness, enhancing riparian and upland vegetation and wetlands.

Blue Mountains Forest Resiliency Project

The Blue Mountains Forest Resiliency Project will propose thinning and prescribed burning on approximately 610,000 acres on the Ochoco, Umatilla and Wallowa-Whitman National Forests.

Catherine Creek Summit Thinning Project

This project proposes harvest for thinning in two units, to achieve stocking level. The two units were treated with prescribed burning in South Fork WUI project. The units are South Fork WUI Unit 2, 62 acres, and South Fork WUI Unit 1, 31 acres.

Cornet Windy Ridge Tree Planting

Reforestation planting in the Cornet Windy Ridge fire area.

Cornucopia Wilderness Pack Station Outfitter Guide Permit Renewal

Outfitting and guiding with horses and mules, summer progressive and hunting. 415 user days Eagle Cap Ranger District, 100 days Hells Canyon National Recreation Area and 400 days Pine Unit, Whitman Ranger District.

Elkhorn Mtn and Beaver Mtn Communication Site Improvements

Verizon Wireless has proposed to upgrade the propane tanks at these two special use permitted sites with new 1000 gallon tanks.

Federal Aviation Administration Beaver Mountain Communication Site

Renewal of a special use permit at Beaver Mountain communication site.

GLORIA Project

Forest Service is conducting NEPA to gather information about the proposal to implement the GLORIA project,to monitor mountain biodiversity, in the Eagle Cap Wilderness

Hells Canyon Packers Outfitter Guide Permit Renewal

Outfitting and guiding with horses and mules, summer progressive and hunting. 200 user days Hells Canyon National Recreation Area.

Lostine Corridor Public Safety Project

The primary purpose is to address the public safety issues within the Lostine corridor, as well as mitigate or minimize risks to the other values, including infrastructure (homes, cabins, recreation improvements, roads), the natural resource values.

Lower Dark Canyon Restoration Project

The project will include fish structure construction, planting, and plant protection, to provide fish passage.

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.

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.

Ninebark Enterprises Outfitter Guide Permit Renewal

Outfitting and guiding with horses and mules, summer progressive and hunting. 175 user days Wallowa Valley Ranger District

Outdoor Consultants Outfitter Guide Permit Renewal

Outfitting and guiding with horses and mules, summer progressive and hunting. 285 user days Eagle Cap Ranger District and 160 days Wallowa Valley Ranger District.

Pine Valley Range Allotment Management Plans

Four grazing allotments on the Whitman Ranger District of the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest and Hells Canyon National Recreation Area.

Rail Project

Address existing mountain pine beetle infestation - proposed activities would reduce the risk of a high intensity/high severity wildfire, improve public and fire fighter safety, and move the landscape toward more sustainable conditions.

Road 3960 Windthrow and Hazard Roadside Tree Mitigation

Provide for public and employee safety by reducing risk of likely, or imminent danger trees along forest road 3960. There is an opportunity for the removal and utilization of danger trees as timber products where appropriate.

Sparta Vegetation Management Project

Goal is to create sustainable, diverse, and resilient forest vegetation using commercial timber harvest, non-commercial thinning, fuels reduction, aspen restoration, prescribed burning and underburning.

Spence Air Service Outfitter Guide Permit Renewal

Outfitting with fixed-wing aircraft. 75 landings Eagle Cap Ranger District and 120 landings Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. All use occurs on airstrips open to public use.

Starkey Allotment Management Plan Update

It will authorize livestock grazing in Briggs and Meadow Creek Pastures in Starkey Cattle and Horse Allotment, to facilitate a grazing research study in Meadow Cr on Starkey Experimental Forest and Range. Will construct 1.5 miles of fence on Hwy 244.

Steens Wilderness Adventures Outfitter Guide Permit Renewal

Outfitting and guiding with horses and mules, summer progressive and hunting. 550 user days Eagle Cap Ranger District and 350 days Hells Canyon National Recreation Area.

Tri-State Outfitters Outfitter Guide Permit Renewal

Outfitting and guiding using vehicles and/or foot travel, hunting only. 20 user days Eagle Cap Ranger District, 20 days Hells Canyon National Recreation Area and 30 days Wallowa Valley Ranger District.

Upper McCoy Creek Restoration Project

Project activities include machine wood placement and planting along 2 miles of McCoy Creek within existing big game exclosures.

Wallowa Alpine Huts Outfitter Guide Permit Renewal

Outfitting and guiding using foot travel, winter progressive only. 600 user days Eagle Cap Ranger District and 600 user days Pine Unit, Whitman Ranger District.

Wallowa Llamas Outfitter Guide Permit Renewal

Outfitting and guiding with llamas, spring and summer progressive and hunting. 550 user days Eagle Cap Ranger District and 350 days Hells Canyon National Recreation Area.

Wallowa Mountain Outfitters Outfitter Guide Permit Renewal

Outfitting and guiding with horses and mules, summer progressive and hunting. 450 user days Eagle Cap Ranger District.

West Chicken Culvert Replacements

Project will replace two culverts on FS Road 5175. One culvert is on a tributary to West Chicken Creek, and the other one is on West Chicken Creek. The objective of the project is to provide fish passage.

Wilderness Adventures Outfitter Guide Permit Renewal

Outfitting and guiding using foot travel, summer progressive only. 400 user days Eagle Cap Ranger District.

Wilderness Trophy Adventures Outfitter Guide Permit Renewal

Outfitting and guiding with horses and mules, summer progressive and hunting. 200 user days Hells Canyon National Recreation Area.

Windthrow and Hazard Trees Mitigation within Campgrounds/Admin Sites along road 3960

Provide for safety by reducing risk of likely, or imminent danger trees surrounding campgrounds and admin sites along the 3960 road. There is an opportunity for the removal and utilization of danger trees as timber products where appropriate

Wing Ridge Ski Tours Outfitter Guide Permit Renewal

Outfitting and guiding using foot travel, winter progressive only. 1400 user days Wallowa Valley Ranger District.

Analysis Completed

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.

Brock Small Tracts

Forest Service conducting NEPA to gather information about a possible small tract land sale located at T.3S., R.44E., Sections 2 and 3;

Cold Canal Vegetation Management

Reduce fuel loading and return stands to their historic structure while recovering biomass for local industry in the vicinity of the Canal Fire and Cold Springs.

Eagle Fire Complex Salvage

Salvage up to 250 acres of fire killed trees.

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.

Five Points Creek Large Woody Debris and Planting Project

Project involves: 6 miles of wood placement; 7 mi of riparian planting; seeding 75 ac; exclosure construction on .5 mi stream; and closing 3 mi of streambottom ATV use trails.

Granite Creek Watershed Mining Plans

Analyze proposed mining plans of operations within the Granite Creek Watershed on the Umatilla and Wallow-Whitman NFs.

Kirkwood Historic Museum Repair Project

Project will repair and preserve Kirkwood Historic Museum structure for improvements in interpretive and educational programs. Preservation of this valued building will ensure availability to the public and education for future generations.

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.

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.

Mountain Line Replacement Project

Replace existing 100 yr old water transmission line, providing potable water to the residents of Baker City.

Wallowa-Whitman National Forest Invasive Plants Treatment Suppplemental EIS

Supplemental EIS will provide additional analysis of cumulative effects. Notice of Intent to prepare a supplemental EIS was published in the Federal Register on January 30, 2013.

On Hold

51 Road Reconstruction

4.5 miles of the 51 road would be reconstructed. This road is narrow with blind corners and no shoulders. Lanes will be widened, sharp corners will be straightened, and the road surface will be improved.

Riparian Livestock Exclusion by Wood II

This project would exclude livestock from streams by placing wood within the riparian area, allowing the riparian area to recover and streambank stabilization. Listed fish species are present.

Spruce Gulch Quarry

ODOT has proposed approx. 45 acre mineral material site for development and an a 11 acre storage site within an overall site area of 135 acres.

Cancelled

BTS Small Sale Project

Harvest 60 acres in stand by Bird Track Springs Campground, with the objective of achieving stocking level and forest health.

Project Archive

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