Projects

Projects are proposed actions that are analyzed through the NEPA process (EIS, EA, or CE) that involves analyzing different alternatives to the proposed action, requires public notice and comment, and results in a NEPA decision (ROD, DN, or DM) which, subject to an administrative appeals process, and is implemented on the ground.

The Forest Projects below are projects that we are analyzing or have analyzed under the NEPA process. 

Willamette National Forest Current and Recent Projects

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Developing Proposal

2014 Lands Permits

Renew three lands special use permits, Bureau of Reclamation Weather station, City of Idanha Water system, and Breitenbush Hot Springs Mobile radio Service new term of 10 years. This is an administrative action no ground disturbance will take place.

2014 Recreation Permits

Renew three recreation special use permits Detroit Lake Marina, Kanes Marina, and Chemeketans Club to a new term of 10 years. This is an administrative action no ground disturbance will take place.

Benson and Obsidian Trail Reroutes

The proposed project would reroute approximately 2.2 miles of the Obsidian Trail (FS Trail 3528) and one mile of the Benson Lake Trail (FS Trail 3502). Reroutes would reduce erosion and maintenance.

Blowout-Divide Creeks Log Placement

This restoration project would improve habitat for rainbow and cutthroat trout and increase sediment storage along 1.0 miles of central Blowout Creek and 0.7 miles of lower Divide Creek.

City of Detroit Root Rot Timber Sale

The proposal is to remove a pocket of hazardous root rot infected trees adjacent to private property in the City of Detroit.

Cowhorn Thinning Project

Project would thin stand (68 acres) at a moderate spacing including gaps or openings typical with the adjacent LSR thinning project, Hehe. Sale would also perform road maintenance on approximately 11 miles of road 1817.

Deception Danger Tree Project

The Forest Service MFRD is proposing to fell and remove fire-killed danger trees along the perimeter of ten roads within the 2014 Deception Creek Fire area for the purpose of providing for safe public and administrative use of those roads.

Hwy 46 North

Treatments will occur in second growth forests, including commercial thinning (~1732 acres), regeneration (~52 acres), sugar pine restoration (~ 200 acres), riparian reserve treatment, viewshed enhancements, meadow restoration, PCT and pruning.

King Castle Reroute

The proposed project would reroute approximately 1.25 miles of the King Castle Trail (FS Trail 4326).

Lower South Fork McKenzie River Enhancement Project

Using heavy equipment, stream channels would be reconstructed, up to 1,500 pieces of large wood would be placed along stream channels, gravel would be placed to improve spawning, and boardwalks, water crossings, and trails would be constructed.

McKenzie River Trail Reroute

The proposed project would reroute several sections of the McKenzie River National Recreation Trail (#3507) to prevent trenching and erosion.

ODOT Right of Way

Granting right-of-way to ODOT for Sheep Creek bridge replacement on highway 20.

Salmon/Warrior Trail Reroutes Project

Several sections of the Salmon Creek Trail and the connected Warrior Loops were destroyed by flooding and channel movements. This project is intended to connect the remaining trail segments and to make as much of the trail as sustainable as possible.

Trout Creek

In managed and natural stands: Promote health, vigor, diversity and complexity ~1770 ac. Mimic mixed-severity fire ~720 ac. Improve hardwood habitat ~290 ac. Improve traditional resources. Generate revenue to improve existing roads. Treat fuels.

Upper Foley Trail Reroute

The proposed project would reroute approximately one mile of the Foley Ridge Trail (FS Trail 3511) to prevent and reduce heavy erosion.

Under Analysis

2014 Sweet Home White Oak Enhancement Project

Release established oak trees and propagate new oak trees from collected acorns from the site.

Air Thin Project

The project proposes to commercially thin one stand that is 28 acres. The stand is 60 years old with Douglas fir being the primary species. The stand consist of an estimated 140 trees per acre with an average diameter of 17.0 inches.

Bingham Fire Dozer Line Rehabilitation

This project will repair a section of the Bingham Fire dozer line by removing up to 30 trees of the pushed and pulled from the site to be used in fish restoration projects. Remaining pushed/pulled trees will be scattered to mimic surrounding stand.

Blue River Upper Compound Administrative Site Disposal

The sale of the site which consists of six structures, a paved road, gravel driveways and roads, paved and graveled parking and loading areas, a gravel stockpile, and timber/vegetation areas.

Buck Tule

Timber harvest is proposed in densely stocked second growth stands generally ranging in age from 40 to 150 years old, and includes stands within Riparian Reserves and approximately 40 acres in the Jefferson Late-Successional Reserve.

City of Detroit Water System Update

Fence to be installed around water building on Breitenbush Rd. Install emergency drainline from water storage tank. Reissue special use permit.

Deception Fire Reforestation

The Middle Fork Ranger District is proposing to replant approximately 325 acres in plantations within the Deception Complex Fire that affected the Willamette National Forest . The purpose is to re-establish forest cover with a mix of native conifers.

Delta A Septic Repair (#4)

The proposed project would authorize a repair for a failed septic system for a cabin on Lot #4 of the Delta A Recreation Residence Tract.

Flat Top Thin

The project proposes to commercially thin a 60 year old stand that is 70 acres. In addition to the thinning, approximately 10-15% of the stand will have gaps ranging in size from one to three acres.

Fresca Thin

The proposed project would thin two 44 year old managed stands; one is 38 acres the other is 30 acres. In addition to the thinning, approximately eight acres of gaps will be placed between the two stands.

FS Rd 2233-635/Outerson Mtn Traffic Control

Installation of a road closure device, such as a gate, at the 2233-635 road. Installation of educational signage at two locations in the vicinity.

Goose EIS 2015

The Goose Project proposes to commercially harvest and reduce fuels on approximately 2,452 acres on the Willamette National Forest near the community of McKenzie Bridge, Oregon.

Green Mountain Project

Proposes to thin ~3,003 acres (3.0% of the Project Area) and regenerate ~324 acres (0.3% of the Project Area) of forests across a sum of approximately 3,327 acres within the Green Mountain Project Area.

LangDam Project

Proposes to commercially thin timber stands up to 120 years of age on approximately 733 acres. The purpose and need for this project is to improve stand conditions in terms of density and structure, and maintain stand health and vigor.

Meadow and Forage Restoration

The purpose of this project is to cover maintenance burning and whip felling for the next 10 years as needed to stop encroachment and maintain the meadows.

Moose Creek Steelhead Habitat Enhancement Project

Tip approximately 60 stream-adjacent trees approximately 30-45 in. in diameter, with root wads attached, into Moose Creek to improve steelhead habitat.

Ollie Thin Project

The project proposes to commercially thin a 65 year old stand that is 52 acres. In addition to the thinning, approximately 10-15% of the stand will have gaps ranging in size from one to three acres.

Outlook Landscape Diversity Project

Commercial thinning and fuels reduction on 4300 ac. of plantations; 110 mi. of road maintenance, closure of 130 mi. of road; special habitat restoration; 260 ac. of early-seral habitat maintenance/creation; snag creation, noxious weed abatement.

Peggy Creek Disposal Site Expansion

The proposed project would expand the current Peggy Creek disposal site allowing for an additional 9,000 to 12,000 cubic yards of geologic spoils (waste).

Prescribed Fire in Wilderness: Scott Mountain

The project would use prescribed fire in the Mt. Washington Wilderness area to modify vegetation and fuels to sufficiently reduce the threats to values outside of wilderness in order to allow fire to play a more natural role within wilderness.

Re-route of Road 2041

Relocate about 500-600 feet of road 2041 where its alignment has shifted due to an active slide. Replace and realign 5-6 foot culvert. Remove rock from the abandoned portion of road and use on relocated portion. Decommission abandoned roadbed.

Sand Mountain Trail Repair and Reroute

The proposed project would repair and reroute portions of the Sand Mountain Lookout trail to prevent erosion and further trail damage.

Skookum Campground Bridges

To replace one failed and one rotten (eminent failure) trail bridge. One bridge is 31%u2019 long and has Western red cedar hand railing. The second bridge is 11.5 feet long and leads users over a small creek into Skookum CG.

Smith Prairie Meadow Maintenance

Enhance and maintain meadow complex by reducing encroachment of conifers (remove saplings under 4 inches), seed collection, girdling 1-2 trees/acre under 12 inches DBH and falling 1 tree/acre for down wood.

Special Forest Product Sales SHRD 2015

Hand gathering of a variety of special forest products within road prism and up to within 450 feet or roads open to public access.

SR Salvage

The proposed project would remove approximately 15 dead and dying hazard trees that have a failure zone of hitting Forest Road 2672655.

Staley Creek Stream Restoration

Stabilization of approx. 200 ft. of eroding stream bank, including large woody debris jam construction. Trees with root wads attached will be gathered and large trees will be hauled to the project area for bank stabilization and log jam construction.

Wolf Boughs Project

The Wolf Boughs project would remove approximately one hundred thirty-one tons (62,000 pounds) of coniferous boughs over 123 acres, under contracts or permits.

Analysis Completed

Bachelor Bear Project

The project is proposed to commercially thin about 1500 acres of young second growth forests to enhance the growth and structural complexity of timber stands and complete hazardous fuels reduction on 225 acres.

Big Blue

The project would improve stand conditions by commercially thinning and group select harvesting 35-to 80-year-old timber stands in the Upper Blue River sub-watershed. Road maintainenance, restoration, and decommissioning would also occur.

Canyon Thin

Commercial thinning in about 1300 acres of 40-60 year old managed stands and 1000 acres of 90-120 year-old natural stands.

Cascadia Day Use Forest Plan Amendment and Site Development

Proposed Forest Plan amendment to change about 10 ac. of an administrative site MA 13B to Developed Recreation MA 12a. Also, construct parking area for 8-10 vehicles, plant low-maintenance landscaping, and construct ADA interpretive tail.

Cool Soda

Implement vegetation-related projects from Cool Soda All Lands Restoration Proposal. Thin 545 ac. of young stands, regen 71 ac. for noble fir boughs, regen 14 acres in mature stand, fuel treatments, special forest products, traditional resources

Flat Country Floral Greens Project

This project would remove floral greens: beargrass, salal, fern fronds, and vine maple/ceanothus sticks. This would occur on approximately 28,523 acres of the McKenzie River Ranger District. The sell of these products will be done under permits.

Goose EA 2010

The proposed action will commercially harvest stands 25-120 year-old (1,598 acres)and reduce fuels in the WUI (600 acres).

Hehe Thin Project

This project proposes up to 4000 acres of thinning in young 30-60 year plantations in the Hehe Creek area of the Fall Creek LSR. Associated activities include road decommissioning, fuel treatment, and other watershed restoration projects.

Hills Creek Reservoir Boat Launch Enhancements

Repair of existing launch runways at Packard Cr., CT Beach, and Bingham recreation sites. Extension of existing boat dock at Packard Cr. recreation site. Relocation of damaged boat docks to day use sites.

Niner Thin

This project proposes 3300 acres of commerical thinning in managed stands along the Forest Road 1928 area.There may be up to 6 miles of temporary road built. Buzzard Thin was combined into Niner Thin.

North Fork Trail Relocation

Replace a section of unstable trail by decommissioning approximately ¼ mile of existing trail and constructing approximatley ½ mile of new trail.

Oakridge/Westfir Thinning and Fuel Reduction Project (formerly Interface Thin)

The project proposes commerical thinning of about 35mmbf on 2070 ac in 70-100 year old stands within the wildland urban interface. The project proposes non-harvest fuel treatments on about 990 ac.Approximately 2.7miles of temporary roads are proposed

Oregon Chub and Western Pond Turtle Habitat Enhancement Project

A small (1/8) acre pond will be excavated in a historic flood plain of the Middle Fork Willamette River within the Buckhead Wildlife Area.

Revised Trapper Project

A Supplemental Environmental Assessment will be prepared to disclose effects of harvesting timber on about 33 acres already under contract and to respond to analysis deficiencies identified by the 2011 U.S. District Court decision.

Riparian Weed Treatment Project

Develop treatment options for five riparian weed populations found throughout the Willamette National Forest.

Sardine Project

This project proposes a variety of silvicultural treatments on 900 acres of young second growth forests to enhance the growth and structural complexity of stands in the project area.

Soda Fork Large Wood Enhancement

Improve spawning and rearing habitat in Soda Fork Creek for Upper Willamette Winter Steelhead and Spring Chinook that are listed as Threatened under the Endangered Species Act and improve stream complexity in Soda Fork Creek.

Travel Management

To comply with Final Travel Mgmt Rule [FR, Vol 70, No. 216 (2005)] for motorized access. Designation of National Forest System roads & trails open to motor vehicle use (including OHV use) by vehicle class and, if appropriate, by time of year.

Traverse Creek Thin Project

Commercial thin of 2400 acres of 35-60 year old managed plantations. Project includes road maintenance and road closures, fuel reduction treatments, and big game forage enhancement projects.

Upper Middle Fork Watershed Restoration and Road Closure Project

Approximately 132 miles of road are proposed for closure treatments to alleviate resource risk in the Upper Middle Fork Willamette River and Hills Cr. Reservoir watersheds. Most roads would be stored for future use, and a few roads decommissioned.

Waldo Lake, managing recreation use

This proposal is to rework the earlier plan. Issues to be addressed include dispersed uses of the lakeside zone, outfitter uses of the basin, and motorized boat use of the lake. The project history is on the Willamette NF website.

On Hold

Big Game Forage Enhancement (Canyon and Owl Creek Watersheds)

Enhance 40 acres of big game habitat including: browse cutback, planting and seeding native forage species, and collecting native seed for use in following years.

Cingular-Mt. Hagan Tower Upgrades & Generator/Propane Tank Installation

Complete updates needed to upgrade to LTE capacity of existing Cingular/AT&T tower at Mt. Hagen, including the removal of 2 existing antennas, placement of 4 new antennas, and installation of a generator and propane tank.

French Pete Creek Crossing Repair

The proposed project would harden the creek crossing at mile 2.1 of the French Pete Creek Trail (FS Trail 3311) to mitigate erosion.

Lookout Mountain Meadow Restoration

The purpose of this project is to restore native meadow habitat by cutting and girdling small diameter trees, and subsequently implementing a prescribed fire across an approximately 347-acre project area.

Lost Creek, Tamolitch Valley and Roaring River Bridge Replacements

A project to replace three trail bridges that need replacement. Two bridges are located on the McKenzie River National Recreation Trail (MRNRT) (Tr. No. 3507). Another bridge crosses Roaring River on the Roaring River Ridge Trail (Tr. No. 3312).

McCoy Motorized Rec. Area Improvements 2014-2015

This project will include the installation of a covered picnic shelter at the lower staging area, and the expansion of the upper staging area.

Menagerie Seasonal Closure Boundary Change for Species Protection

Proposed change to existing seasonal closure boundary to provide species protection during the critical nesting and fledging period.

Power Plant Bypass Road Realignment

Realignment of the existing bypass Forest Service Road 2672690 around the Eugene Water and Electric Board's Carmen power house in order to provide safe and adequate access for construction of the fish passage facilities at trailbridge reservoir.

Upper Little Fall LSR Density Management Project

The Middle Fork Ranger District of the Willamette National Forest proposes density management on about 1720 acres of young plantations located in the Little Fall Creek subwatershed.The project would include the reconstruction of existing roads.

Project Archive

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