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Developing Proposal

Dirty Harry Road-to-Trail (CE)

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.

Status: Developing Proposal

Management Unit: North Bend Ranger District

Purpose: Recreation management


Talapus Lake Trail Reconstruction (CE)

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.

Status: Developing Proposal

Management Unit: North Bend Ranger District

Purpose: Recreation management


Money Creek Fish Drop Special Use Permit (CE)

Establish a fish drop site for WDFW trap and haul program and issue a Special Use Permit for a 10 year period. WDFW proposes to improve the access road, clear vegetation, grade, and add surfacing to accommodate the fish truck.

Status: Developing Proposal

Management Unit: Skykomish Ranger District

Purpose: Special use management


Under Analysis

Hard Creek Bridge Replacement (CE)

Replace bridge damaged by landslide by narrowing and shifting bridge downstream, utilizing existing abutments, complete minor repairs to create level surface, chip upstream bedrock to create additional clearance to reduce potential future failure.

Status: Under Analysis

Management Unit: Mt Baker Ranger District

Purpose: Road management


Removal of Unauthorized Road at Baker Lake (CE)

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.

Status: Under Analysis

Management Unit: Mt Baker Ranger District

Purpose: Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants


Gold Basin Habitat Restoration Project (EA)

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

Status: Under Analysis

Management Unit: Darrington Ranger District

Purpose: Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants


Stevens Pass Phase 3 (EA)

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).

Status: Under Analysis

Management Unit: Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest All Units

Purpose: Recreation management


Frog Mountain and Alpine Falls Trail Construction (CE)

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.

Status: Under Analysis

Management Unit: Skykomish Ranger District

Purpose: Recreation management


Sultan Roads Improvement and Decomissioning Project (EA)

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.

Status: Under Analysis

Management Unit: Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest All Units

Purpose: Road management, Watershed management


Mt. Baker Ranger District Geothermal Consent to Lease Project (EA)

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.

Status: Under Analysis

Management Unit: Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest All Units

Purpose: Minerals and Geology


Hansen Creek Vegetation Project (EA)

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

Status: Under Analysis

Management Unit: North Bend Ranger District

Purpose: Forest products


USGS Glacier Peak Seismic Monitoring Stations (CE)

This project would issue a 20-year permit for USGS to install and maintain four seismic monitoring stations around Glacier Peak.

Status: Under Analysis

Management Unit: Darrington Ranger District

Purpose: Special use management


Three Fingers Lookout Maintenance (CE)

Roof repair and other maintenance activities are proposed by the Everett Mountaineers on the existing Three Fingers Lookout in accord with standards for structures eligible for the Nat. Historic Register and following the rehabilitation standards.

Status: Under Analysis

Management Unit: Darrington Ranger District

Purpose: Special use management


North Mountain Lookout Restoration (CE)

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.

Status: Under Analysis

Management Unit: Darrington Ranger District

Purpose: Land ownership management, Special use management


Mountain Loop Vegetation and Road Management (CE)

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.

Status: Under Analysis

Management Unit: Darrington Ranger District

Purpose: Vegetation management (other than forest products), Road management


Bull Bear Trail construction (CE)

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.

Status: Under Analysis

Management Unit: Darrington Ranger District

Purpose: Recreation management


Weden Creek Trail Flood Repairs (CE)

Construct 0.5 mile of the Weden trail to replace flood damaged portions of the trail. The trail relocation would begin north of the clay slide on the county road to Monte Cristo, with construction upslope of the county road.

Status: Under Analysis

Management Unit: Darrington Ranger District

Purpose: Recreation management


Maple Grove Campground Maintenance (CE)

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

Status: Under Analysis

Management Unit: Mt Baker Ranger District

Purpose: Recreation management


Private Driveway Easement (CE)

Provide an easement across NFS lands to the private land owner to build and maintain a 125 foot long by 25 foot wide private driveway.

Status: Under Analysis

Management Unit: Mt Baker Ranger District

Purpose: Special use management


Fish Fry Release into Upper Baker Lake (CE)

Issue special use permit that allows development of a fish fry release site on the north side of Baker Lake

Status: Under Analysis

Management Unit: Mt Baker Ranger District

Purpose: Special use management


Glacier House Conveyance (CE)

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.

Status: Under Analysis

Management Unit: Mt Baker Ranger District

Purpose: Facility management


Analysis Completed

Invasive Plant Management (EIS)

The USDA Forest Service has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to document and disclose the potential environmental effects of proposed invasive plant treatments on the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Treatment methods would include manual, mechanical, cultural, biological, and chemical control. Combinations of methods may be used. Treatments would focus on 936 known invasive plant sites currently infesting approximately 4000 acres. The Proposed Action also includes an Early Detection/Rapid Response (EDRR) process to allow treatment of new or previously undiscovered infestations. Under the EDRR approach, new sites would be evaluated to ensure that effects are within the scope of those already analyzed in the EIS.

Status: Analysis Completed

Management Unit: Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest All Units

Purpose: Vegetation management (other than forest products)


Panorama Point Boat Launch Improvements (CE)

Improve and maintain boat launching capabilities, provide improved toilet facilities and increase parking capacity to improve visitor safety at the Panorama Point boat launch.

Status: Analysis Completed

Management Unit: Mt Baker Ranger District

Purpose: Recreation management, Facility management


Little Sandy Creek Fish Barrier Replacement Project (CE)

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.

Status: Analysis Completed

Management Unit: Mt Baker Ranger District

Purpose: Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants


Depression Lake Improvements (CE)

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.

Status: Analysis Completed

Management Unit: Mt Baker Ranger District

Purpose: Recreation management


Covanta Energy Communication System Update (CE)

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.

Status: Analysis Completed

Management Unit: Mt Baker Ranger District

Purpose: Special use management


Denny Creek and Franklin Falls Traihead and Trail Reconstruction (EA)

The project would enlarge and better define existing parking facilities at the Denny Creek and Franklin Falls Trailheads, close access to some roads around the trailheads, and reconstruct flood damaged portions of the Franklin Falls Trail.

Status: Analysis Completed

Management Unit: North Bend Ranger District

Purpose: Recreation management


Snoqualmie Lake trailhead improvements (CE)

Reconstruct the Snoqualmie Lake TH with additional and improved parking and add a toilet

Status: Analysis Completed

Management Unit: North Bend Ranger District

Purpose: Recreation management


Middle Fork Recreation Hub Project (CE)

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.

Status: Analysis Completed

Management Unit: North Bend Ranger District

Purpose: Recreation management


On Hold

Boulder River Trailhead and Road Storage (CE)

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 parking area to current trailhead.

Status: On Hold

Management Unit: Darrington Ranger District

Purpose: Recreation management


Proposed Access Improvements, Repairs, and Sampling at the Great Excelsior Mine (EA)

Redevelop the Great Excelsior Mine in two phases in preparation for future extraction of gold and silver bearing ore.

Status: On Hold

Management Unit: Mt Baker Ranger District

Purpose: Minerals and Geology


USGS South Cascade Glacier Research Station (CE)

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.

Status: On Hold

Management Unit: Mt Baker Ranger District

Purpose: Special use management


Lost Creek Bridge Replacement (CE)

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.

Status: On Hold

Management Unit: Darrington Ranger District

Purpose: Watershed management, Road management


South Fork Nooksack Trail Reconstruction (CE)

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.

Status: On Hold

Management Unit: Mt Baker Ranger District

Purpose: Recreation management


Puget Sound Hydro Easement (CE)

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.

Status: On Hold

Management Unit: Mt Baker Ranger District

Purpose: Special use management


Communications Use Lease Renewals (CE)

Renew communications use leases for existing Maloney Ridge communications sites near town of Skykomish, WA. The five leases are for special use permits which have expired. The new term of each lease will be for a 20 year period, pending the completion of site plans by the lease holders. The 4 lease holders who own the 5 communications sites are Seattle City Light, Maloney Electronic Users Association, King County, and WA State Dept. of Transportation (2 sites). Note: approval of lease for Segelsen Site would be made separately.

Status: On Hold

Management Unit: Darrington Ranger District

Purpose: Special use management