Buck Creek Campground Restoration
Project would restore riparian habitat where a logjam rerouted stream flow into campsites on the West side of Buck Creek campground and would upgrade campsites on the East side of Buck Creek campground to compensate for sites loss to the storm damage
Darrington Blowdown Salvage
Partial salvage is proposed to meet visual management objectives, access needs, and reduce concentrations of down material which would harbor bark beetles. Salvage would be located at the Old Sauk trailhead (<1 acre) and along Suiattle Rd 25(<5 ac.)
Glacier Peak Data Collection
Issue a special use permit for the US Geological Survey (USGS) to install temporary Global Positioning System (GPS) antennas at two headwater streams of Glacier Peak, and collect geophysical core samples around Glacier Peak.
Wells Creek Road (FSR 33) Road Repair at Mile Post 5.1
This project would replace riprap along the wall of the slide, bury both riprap and large woody material to the depth of the current channel bed, install a log fence in the floodplain, replace lost aggregate, and place geotextile material.
Bull Bear Trail construction
Construct approximately 5.75 miles of new trail between Rat Trap Pass and Skaar Pass for trail access to Circle Peak/Crystal Lake areas. The trail would partially replace existing trail that is expensive and difficult to manage to desired standards.
Camp Brown Day Use Area trail construction
Construct approximately 2,106 feet of trail to ADA standards that would provide an interpretive loop around the Camp Brown area and access to picnic sites and a large gravel bar
Darrington Storm Damage Repairs
The project would repair storm-damaged trails and roads on Darrington District as funding is available. Repairs include trail tread and reconstruction. Road repairs include slide debris removal, drainage and embankment repairs, and reconstruction.
Dirty Harry Road-to-Trail
Convert approximately 0.6 miles of non-system road to trail. This is a portion of a larger non-system road that connects a State Parks trailhead to Dirty Harry Peak across two sections of land managed by DNR, who would manage the entire trail.
Frog Mountain and Alpine Falls Trail Construction
Construct about 3.8mi of trail from the gravel pit on Forest Service Road 6550-610 north of Jacks Pass to the summit of Frog Mtn. Construct about 750ft of trail with viewpoints of Alpine Falls, adjacent to Hwy 2, about 6mi east of Skykomish.
Glacier House Conveyance
This project will reduce facilities operations and maintenance costs, the number of unused facilities and administrative site maintenance backlog through the sale of one house, a detached garage and a small cement bunker on 0.51 acre of land.
Gold Basin Habitat Restoration Project
Reduce sediment delivery from the Gold Basin slide to the S.F. Stillaguamish River to improve salmonid habitat. Includes: construction of live crib, sediment detention basins, diversion fencing, grading, large woody debris structures, & re-vegetation
Greenwater Access and Travel Management Project
This project would decide which roads to retain and at what maintenance levels, and which roads are no longer needed. The project would describe treatments needed to minimize impacts to other resources and comply with laws and Forest Plan direction.
North Fork Nooksack ATM
This project will evaluate roads within the Upper North Fork Nooksack River Watershed to balance access needs with resource protection and budget. It will determine which roads to retain, which roads are no longer needed, and identify road treatments
North Mountain Lookout Restoration
Provide a special use permit for Friends of North Mountain Lookout to repair and maintain the existing North Mountain Lookout for future recreational use in accord with the standards for structures eligible for the National Historic Register.
S.F. Stillaguamish Vegetation Management Project
Thin second-growth forest stands within the S.F. Stillaguamish River drainage to promote forest stand structure for old-growth associated species and maintain and enhance Riparian Reserve conditions.
Sultan Roads Improvement and Decomissioning Project
Treat and put in storage approximately 0.5 miles of Forest Service Road (FSR) 6122. Decommission approximately 4.1 miles of system and non-system roads including FSRs 6100-050, 6122-115, and 6124-114. Remove a log stringer bridge.
Talapus Lake Trail Reconstruction
Relocations and reconstruction of portions of Talapus Lake Trail # 1039 and relocation of Talapus Cutoff Trail # 1039.1 to hiker only Trail Development Class 3 (moderate level of development) standards.
Wells Creek Road (FSR 33) Repair at Mile Post 6.1
This project would replace an embankment failure with large woody material and riprap buried to the depth of the current channel bed. This project would also reconnect the bridge approach with the road.
Covanta Energy Communication System Update
Improve communication between Covanta Energy power plant and main office by topping up to 8 live western hemlock trees and 2 snags, a single tree at a time, until a clear signal path for a new satellite communication system is achieved.
Depression Lake Improvements
The proposed action is to replace a wooden toilet that was removed due to disrepair and install an accessible toilet at this site and provide additional resource protection measures as needed.
Hansen Creek Vegetation Project
Supply sustainable forest products, and support the health and wildlife habitat values of forest stands, while meeting aquatic, recreational, and scenic objectives within the South Fork Snoqualmie watershed
Invasive Plant Management
Treat approximately 4000 acres with herbicide, manual, mechanical, cultural and biological methods. Add aminopyralid. Use boom sprayers. Use Early Detection, Rapid Response for new infestation
Little Sandy Creek Fish Barrier Replacement Project
Replace three culverts in the Baker Lake Basin to provide access to upstream rearing and spawning habitat for known Coho salmon and Coastal Cutthroat Trout populations in the Little Sandy Creek drainage.
Maple Grove Campground Maintenance
This is a rustic campground with seven individual sites that is highly popular for a variety of users (e.g., families, scout groups) due to its' relative remoteness but e
Middle Fork Recreation Hub Project
Construct 1700' trail to Otter Falls. Construct 1.3mi Garfield Ledges trail starting at intersection of Rd 56/5640. Construct trail Mid Fork trailhead (TH) to Taylor R. bridge; add picnic sites.
Mt. Baker Ranger District Geothermal Consent to Lease Project
This project will analyze nearly 83,378 acres to decide whether or not to consent to lease, an if so, what lease stipulations are necessary to minimize impacts to other resources and comply with law, regulation, policy and Forest Plan Direction.
North Zone Huckleberry Enhancement
Promote huckleberry growth through the removal of small diameter conifers within approximate 30 acres of existing mixed conifer and huckleberry stands. Project is a partnership with the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community and Sauk-Suiattle Tribe.
North Zone Huckleberry Enhancement Project
This project would enhance huckleberry habitat by reducing live tree canopy cover of encroaching conifers to less than 30 percent on 31 acres in 3 locations. Treatments include lop and scatter, and pile and burn.
Panorama Point Boat Launch Improvements
Improve and maintain boat launching capabilities, provide improved toilet facilities and increase parking capacity to improve visitor safety at the Panorama Point boat launch.
Removal of Unauthorized Road at Baker Lake
Remove 700 feet of an unauthorized road from Baker lake that is below full pool and scarify, revegetate, and place downed wood on access road. Heavy equipment would be used to excavate and remove soil, scarify, and place downed wood.
Stevens Pass Phase 3
Stevens Pass Mountain Resort wishes to develop additional downhill mountain bike trails and skills parks, replace two chairlifts, add parking on the north side of US Highway 2, and remove a gun mount (formerly used for avalance control).
Stream Gauge Equipment
Issue a 20-year permit for the Upper Skagit Tribe to install and maintain gauging equipment on Skagit River tributary stream systems of Tenas Creek and Diobsud Creek.
Boulder River Trailhead and Road Storage
Construct new trailhead with toilet, large gravel parking area (20-30 vehicles), picnic area and signs. Place last 0.7 mile of Road 2010 in storage for use as trail until new trail route can be constructed from new parkign area to current trailhead.
Lost Creek Bridge Replacement
Replace the Lost Creek Bridge, an undersized and deteriorating timber bridge on Road #49 with a longer steel or concrete bridge. The bridge is located across Lost Creek on Road #49 in the North Fork of the Sauk River drainage.
Mountain Loop Vegetation and Road Management
Vegetation management would include pocket openings (approximately 2 acres) for scenic vistas, thinning of forest stands (approximately 27 acres) along the Mt. Loop for forest stand enhancement and removal of vegetation overhanging roads and ditches.
Puget Sound Hydro Easement
The proposal is to issue a 20 year Special Use Authorization to grant access on approximately 625 feet of existing Forest Service Road 3045 from the entrance of Excelsior Campground to private property.
South Fork Nooksack Trail Reconstruction
The Forest Service proposes to relocate 1.2 miles of the South Fork Nooksack Trail #602 out of the floodplain and repair an additional two miles of existing trail.
USGS South Cascade Glacier Research Station
The USFS proposes to issue a 20 year permit to USGS Ice and Climate Project, to continue the operation and maintenance of the research station at S Cascade Glacier, in the Glacier Peak Wilderness area.
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.