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Developing Proposal

Wells Creek Road (FSR 33) Road Repair at Mile Post 5.1 (CE)

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.

Status: Developing Proposal

Management Unit: Mt Baker Ranger District

Purpose: Road management


Under Analysis

Greenwater Access and Travel Management Project (EA)

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.

Status: Under Analysis

Management Unit: North Bend Ranger District

Purpose: Road management


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


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


Swen Larsen Quarry Expansion (EA)

Amend the existing Plan of Operations to expand the quarry by 9.98 acres on National Forest System Lands.

Status: Under Analysis

Management Unit: Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest All Units

Purpose: Minerals and Geology


Mt. Baker Outfitter and Guide Project (EA)

This project analyzes allocation of 28,350 service days to an outfitter-guide permit pool for use within the Mt. Baker Wilderness and Mt. Baker National Recreation Area.

Status: Under Analysis

Management Unit: Mt Baker Ranger District

Purpose: Special use management, Recreation management


North Fork Nooksack ATM (EA)

This project evaluates roads within the Upper North Fork Nooksack River Watershed to balance access needs with resource protection and budget. The project will assess which roads to retain and which roads are no longer needed.

Status: Under Analysis

Management Unit: Mt Baker Ranger District

Purpose: Road management


King County 911 Upgrades Project - Phase 1 (CE)

Project would approve construction of additional facilities at existing leased communications sites on National Forest System lands.

Status: Under Analysis

Management Unit: Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest All Units

Purpose: Special use management


Sultan Roads Improvement and Decommissioning Project (EA)

Project would 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, and remove a log stringer bridge.

Status: Under Analysis

Management Unit: Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest All Units

Purpose: Watershed management, Road 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


Darrington Storm Damage Repairs (CE)

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.

Status: Under Analysis

Management Unit: Darrington Ranger District

Purpose: Recreation management, Road 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


Camp Brown Day Use Area trail construction (CE)

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

Status: Under Analysis

Management Unit: Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest All Units

Purpose: Recreation management


Canyon Creek Spur (FSR 3140) Road Repair at Mile Post 0.5 (CE)

his project would move the road into the hillside approximately 10 feet, replace the embankment failure with riprap armored walls, replace the existing culvert, and remove debris from the road and ditch.

Status: Under Analysis

Management Unit: Mt Baker Ranger District

Purpose: Road management


Wells Creek Road (FSR 33) Repair at Mile Post 6.1 (CE)

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.

Status: Under Analysis

Management Unit: Mt Baker Ranger District

Purpose: Road management


Segelsen Collaborative Vegetation and Aquatic Restoration Project (CE)

Project would entail a 70-acre thinning with a stewardship component of drainage restoration in the Segelsen and Clear Creek drainages - see http://www.darringtoncollaborative.org/

Status: Under Analysis

Management Unit: Darrington Ranger District

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


S.F. Stillaguamish Vegetation Management Project (EA)

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.

Status: Under Analysis

Management Unit: Darrington Ranger District

Purpose: Vegetation management (other than forest products)


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


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


Analysis Completed

Glacier Peak Data Collection (CE)

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.

Status: Analysis Completed

Management Unit: Darrington Ranger District

Purpose: Special use management


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: Analysis Completed

Management Unit: Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest All Units

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: Analysis Completed

Management Unit: Mt Baker Ranger District

Purpose: Recreation management


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


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

Darrington Blowdown Salvage (CE)

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.)

Status: On Hold

Management Unit: Darrington Ranger District

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


Buck Creek Campground Restoration (CE)

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

Status: On Hold

Management Unit: Darrington Ranger District

Purpose: Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants, Watershed management, Recreation 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: On Hold

Management Unit: Darrington Ranger District

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


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


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


Cancelled

Mt. Baker Wilderness and National Recreation Area Outfitter and Guide Project (EA)

Please visit this page instead http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=48913

Status: Cancelled

Management Unit: Mt Baker Ranger District

Purpose: Recreation management, Special use management