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Under Analysis

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: Under Analysis

Management Unit: Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest All Units

Purpose: Vegetation management (other than forest products)


White Chuck Bench Trail Repair and Reconstruction (CE)

Repair and reconstruct the White Chuck Bench Trail (#731) that was damaged in both the 2003 and 2007 floods. Repair work includes relocation and reconstruction at multiple locations from several hundred feet to over 1 mile in length.

Status: Under Analysis

Management Unit: Darrington Ranger District

Purpose: Recreation 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: Under Analysis

Management Unit: Mt Baker Ranger District

Purpose: Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants


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


Removal of unauthorized road off FSR 1152 (CE)

decommission an unauthorized road off FSR 1152 by removing a culvert and associated fill at MP 0.22.

Status: Under Analysis

Management Unit: Mt Baker Ranger District

Purpose: Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants


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


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


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


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: 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


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


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


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: Under Analysis

Management Unit: Mt Baker Ranger District

Purpose: Facility management, Recreation management


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: Under Analysis

Management Unit: Mt Baker Ranger District

Purpose: Recreation 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


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


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: Watershed management, Road management


Twentyeight Mile Creek Steelhead Acclimation Pond Special Use Permit (CE)

Permit Puyallup Tribe to construct and maintain a 100-foot-long by 35-foot-wide steelhead acclimation pond using water diverted from Twentyeightmile Creek.

Status: Under Analysis

Management Unit: White River Ranger District

Purpose: Special use 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


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: Under Analysis

Management Unit: Darrington Ranger District

Purpose: Recreation management


USGS Forest-wide Special Use Permit - Stream Gauge Stations (CE)

Install and establish a new stream gauge station on Huckleberry Cr, to be located adjacent to the bridge on FS Rd #7320. A 20-yr Special Use Authorization would be issued for the proposed site and other existing stream gauges that are currently authorized through a Memorandum of Understanding between the US Geological Survey (USGS) and the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

Status: Under Analysis

Management Unit: Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest All Units

Purpose: Special use management


Analysis Completed

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

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: Road management, Watershed 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