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. 

Siuslaw National Forest Current and Recent Projects

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Under Analysis

2013 Special Use Authorization Projects (Conger Road)

Issue a new authorization for proposed road access to private land.

Archie Knowles

Rehabilitation and operation of an existing campground

Riparian Restoration Project

Thin about 22 acres within 6 stands of less than 80 year old Douglas-fir plantations to evaluate the effects of thinning plantations in riparian areas, with a particular focus on wood recruitment to streams, coho salmon and its habitat.

Rocky Bend & Castle Rock Campground Decommissioning

The Hebo Ranger is proposing to decommission Rocky Bend and Castle Rock Campgrounds. All infrastructure will be removed. Rocky Bend Campground is located on Upper Nestucca River Road, and Castle Rock is located on Oregon Highway 22.

Schooner-Rock Restoration Project

Project would thin young conifer plantations in the Drift (Siletz) watershed to promote development of late-successional forest habitat and improve fish habitat by adding large woody debris to streams.

Analysis Completed

10C Designated Routes Project

Designating motorized vehicle routes in the 10C Management Area of the Oregon Dunes NRA.

1136 Spur Road Project

1915 feet of road reconstruction and 750 feet of new construction to allow access to adjacent private timber land.

2014 Corvallis-to-the-Sea Trail Authorization

Issue an authorization for non-motorized trail over approximately 5.4 miles of National Forest System lands, between Corvallis and Harlan, using existing road and trail segments and .23 mile segment of new trail construction.

Beaver-friendly Culvert Management

Installation of flow devices and road maintenance work to control beaver damming activity and eliminate beaver-related flooding at culvert crossings that currently require constant maintenance.

Cascade Head Scenic Research Area View Point and Interpretive Site Project

The Siuslaw National Forest proposes to construct an interpretative day use facility within the boundaries of Cascade Head Scenic-Research Area (CHSRA). Development would include a vault toilet, parking and a short trail.

Central Coast Ranger District-ODNRA Small Projects Program

Maintain and improve meadows, control invasive plants, restore riparian areas, enhancing wildlife, fish, and plant habitats, reducing fire hazard, maintain or reconstruct trails, and remove hazard trees near roads, trails, developed sites, facilities

Commercial Special Forest Products Program EA

The Forest-wide Special Forest Products (SFP) EA was completed in 1995. The SFP team has held annual meetings refining site-specific regulations. The intent of this EA is to document those site-specific details.

East Alsea Landscape Management Project

Commercially thin 4,200 acres of plantations, create gaps in plantations, plant some gaps in plantations, create nesting cavities and snags in plantations at up to 3 plantation trees per acre, (see "Other Project Information")

East Dunes Campground Project

The Hebo District Ranger is proposing to add 20 sites at the East Dunes Campground at the Sand Lake Recreation Area. The new Campsites will replace sites lost at Sandbeach Campground due to encroachment of the Sand Lake estuary.

Fivemile-Bell Landscape Management Project

Proposed watershed restoration that includes upland treatments (commercially thin plantations), in-stream restoration (adding large wood, and stream channel restoration), and valley bottom management (riparian planting and meadow maintenance).

Hebo Pre-commercial Thin Project

Pre-commercial thinning and brush release of plantations (approximately 300 acres) in the Hebo Ranger District.

Heceta Shores Stabilization Project

Construct a shoreline protection structure to stabilize about 325 feet of embankment. The embankment is continuing to fail and poses a risk to private property and homes.

Marys Landscape Management Project

Commercially thin about 2000 acres, create nesting cavities and create coarse woody debris in plantations, decommission about 8.5 miles of road, replace culverts that block fish passage, prevent further loss of meadow habitat, and manage invasives.

Millwright Beaver Landscape Management Project

This project includes actions that would thin young, dense conifer stands less than 80 years old; enhance fish and wildlife habitats; repair, store, or decommission roads; and treat invasive plants

Nestucca Roads Decommissioning

Through the Legacy Roads Program decommission approximately 25 miles roads no longer needed for management or access.

Niagara/Boulder Restoration Project

This project is a portion of the original North Nestucca project. Divided into two EA's to facilitate analysis. This project will commercially thin about 598 acres of 32 to 39 year old managed conifer stands and commercially thin about 285 acres.

North Fork Siuslaw Landscape Management Project

This is a landscape-scale restoration project in the North Fork Siuslaw River watershed. Activities include: plantation thinning, fish and wildlife habitat enhancement, invasive plant treatments, and road improvements.

North Nestucca Restoration Project

Commercially thin about 6,390 acres of 25 to 65 year old young managed conifer stands, and treat about 338 acres of alder dominated upper the Nestucca watershed.

Pixieland and Fraser Creek Restoration Projects

The purpose of the project is to restore the hydrology and native vegetation of Pixieland, an abandoned amusement park that is now part of the Forest Service ownership in the Salmon River Estuary.

Salmon / Neskowin Restoration Project

Commercially thin about 1936 acres of 30 to 60 year old plantations and precommercially thin about 800 acres..

Siuslaw Invasive Plant Treatment Project

Managing invasive non-native plant infestations totaling about 1966 acres (75 sites) with chemical (herbicide), manual (pulling,grubbing) and mechanical (mowing, brushing, cutting) treatment methods.

Siuslaw National Forest Travel Management Project

Designation of National Forest System roads, trails, and areas on National forest System lands that are open to motor vehicle use.

South Nestucca Restoration Project

Thinning previously burned and planted or clear-cut and planted stands using commercial or noncommercial methods. About 1,015 acres of 28-50 year old plantations and 1,311 acres of 76-100 year old plantations of off-site genetic stock.

Special Use Authorization Renewal 2014

Issue four new special use permits to replace expired permits for existing buried and overhead utility lines on National Forest System lands.

West Alsea Landscape Management Project

Commercially thin about 4,300 acres; plant about 500 acres of gaps and up to 2,000 acres in commercially thinned plantations; create about 8,800 nesting cavities in trees in plantations and 500 cavities in mature stands (see other project info)

On Hold

2013 Special Use Authorization Projects (Camp Cleawox Amendment)

Amend for two new kayak storage buildings at existing Girl Scout camp under an existing authorization.


Siuslaw Coastal Meadow Restoration

Project would enable herbicide treatment methods for restoring native coastal meadow vegetation and enhancing habitat for Oregon silverspot butterfly and other pollinators.

Project Archive

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