Bear Creek Saddle
Proposal to commercial thin second growth forest to increase structural diversity and late successional habitat development. New NEPA analysis to be completed following withdraw of the September 15, 2006 decision.
Bockette Creek Fish Passage Improvement
The proposed project would improve fish passage in Bockette Creek at the FSR 2902 crossing by placing log structures, spawning gravel, and rock structures directly below the culvert outlet to raise water levels through the crossing.
Bonidou Rock Pit Expansion
The Bonidou Pit has been identified as the rock source for the activities approved in the Sitkum Commercial Thinning Decision Notice/FONSI. This pit is also used for road maintenance and other projects requiring rock in the vicinity.
Calawah Rock Pit Expansion
Proposes to expand an existing rock pit by four acres for the purpose of meeting anticipated rock needs and permit requests.
Calawah Watershed Road Decommissioning
The proposed project would decommission or decommission and convert to trail approximately 36 miles of existing classified roads in the Calawah Watershed.
Clallam Co. PUD
Clallam County Public Utility District (PUD) proposed to covert 1.2 miles of over-head line to buried line adjacent to Hwy 101 in the Klahoway Campground administrative site area. Trench will be 18" deep x 42" wide
Colonel Bob Trail Rootwad Removal
Remove 4 to 6 large rootwads from Col Bob Trail #851 to re-establish trail access for hikers and stock users. It is anticipated that explosives will be needed to remove these trail obstructions.
Cranberry Bog Restoration
Proposal to eradicate non-native, invasive plants at Cranberry Bog that have nearly overrun the southern portion of the bog, and restore the native plant component of this uncommon habitat through active restoration.
Department of the Army Training Exercises
The Army Corps of Engineers requests a reauthorization of their existing permit to conduct training exercises at locations and schedules specifically approved in advance on the Olympic National Forest.
Dosewallips Engineered Log Jams
The project would design and install log jam structures on NF lands to enhance density and distribution of natural large woody debris in the Dosewallips River. Heavy equipment would construct log jams, helicopters may be used to transport trees.
Dosewallips Road Washout
Forest Service Road 2610 washed out during the January 2002 storm event. Environmental analysis will be conducted to determine access to Olympic National Park and Forest Service campgrounds.
Early-Seral Open Wildlife Habitat Enhancements
Wildlife habitat enhancement activities on up to 500 acres. Includes removal of small trees (<18" dbh) and shrubs using hand tools to expand existing openings or create new openings (less than 5 acres; generally <1 acre) in densely stocked stands.
East Fork Humptulips Vegetation Management
Proposal to commercially thin approximately 3,300 acres of young, previously managed forest stands in the East Fork Humptulips watershed, on the Pacific Ranger District.
Electric Transmission Line Permit Reissuances
Proposed issuance of new permits to Grays Harbor County Public Utility District (PUD) #1 and Mason County PUD #1 to replace expired permits, for continued operation and maintenance of existing buried and aerial electric transmission lines.
Falls Creek Campground Kiosk Removal and Replacement
The existing information kiosk and fee station were constructed in the 1950s and are in poor structural condition. The structure would be removed and replaced with a three-panel information kiosk which would also serve as the campground fee station.
Forest Service Road 2922, Mile Post 2.3 culvert replacement
Replace the existing 48 inch culvert with a 120 inch culvert. This upgrade would accomodate higher stream flows including debris, significantly reduce the likelihood of this crossing failing, and continue to provide vehicle access on FSR 2922.
FS Road 22 Access Spurs Permit Reissuance
Issuance of a new 10-year Private Road permit to Rayonier Forest Resources for short road segments on National Forest land outside Forest boundary to provide access to private timberlands.
FS Road 2923-060 Reopening and Use
Proposal by Rayonier to open a closed segment of FS Road 2923-060, use it for timber haul, and close it again after use is complete. The use of a 200-foot skid road is also proposed.
FSR 2160 MP 1.9 Road Repair
Removal of temporary bridge and installation of a permanent bridge at milepost 1.9 on FS Road 2160, a site that was damaged during a 2009 storm event.
FSR 2345-100 Timberland Access
Permit Green Diamond Resource Company access across approximately 800 feet of National Forest System land to their timberland.
FSR 2361 Culvert Replacement
Replace two existing culverts at mileposts 3.0 and 3.5 with new Q100 culverts. Remove unsuitable fill material and replace with suitable material. Install riprap at inlet and outlet. All work is within the road prism.
FSR 2366-200 Spur Easement Grant
Proposal to grant an easement to Green Diamond Resource Company for a segment of road approx. 200 feet in length, to provide access to their lands in the Satsop River watershed.
FSR 30 Abandonment and Easement Termination
Termination of easements acquired by the USFS for a segment of Road 30 that has been bypassed by construction of a reroute.The USFS will share in the cost of decommissioning a segment of the abandoned road on State lands.
FSR 3079 and 3079-011 Spur Easement Request Lyre River
Request from RD Merrill Company for authorization to reconstruct and use a 0.25-mile segment of FS Road 3079 and a 0.05-mile segment of unclassified road known as FS Road 3079-011 Spur, to provide access to private lands.
Grindstone Pit Expansion
About four acres of young-growth conifers to the north of the currently developed area. The timber would be cut and removed through a small commercial timber sale. A short existing unclassified road would be developed to provide access from FSR2923.
H to Z Thinning
Commercially variable density thin (thinning, heavy thinning, gaps up to two acres in size, and skips) up to 70 harvest acres, through a timber sale and/or stewardship contract (uneven-aged harvesting).
Interfor Tailhold Authorization
Authorize Interfor to tie onto five trees or stumps on Kugel Ridge (off of FS Road 2929) adjacent to Kugel Den Timber Sale on DNR land. The selected trees would be left on site and standing.
Thin forest stands to accelerate old growth development, increase structural diversity of forest stands, and promote a multilayered canopy.
Lake Cushman Bridge ERFO repair
Permanent repair to the west end of the Lake Cushman Bridge, located on FSR 2451000 at mile post 0.2, damaged in a 2007 storm. The existing temporary repair does not provide safe and adequate vehicle access to the Elk Creek and Four Stream areas.
Lake Sutherland Water District Permit Reissuance
Lake Sutherland Water District has held a special use permit for operation and maintenance of a water transmission to Mallard Cove Subdivision. The permit has expired, and reissuance of a new 10-year authorization is proposed.
Lakebed Sediment Core Sampling
Oregon State Univsity paleoearthquake research entails lake sediment core sampling in 4 lakes beds on the Olympic National Forest: Beaver Lk, Lena Lk, Spider Lk, Jefferson Lk. Cores are 2.5 in. wide and up to 10 meters deep.
Lower Big Quilcene Trail Bridge Replacement
This project would replace four trail bridges on the lower Big Quilcene trail. Bridge sites would remain in their existing locations. New bridge structures may be flown in.
This project proposes the commercial thinning of approximately 63 acres of 60-year-old second growth forest stands to accelerate the development of late successional characteristics.
Mt Muller Divide Trail
Proposal to build a 2.5-mile trail linking Hwy 101 Mt Muller trailhead to Jasmine Meadow, west of the peak of Mt Muller. Most of the proposed trail uses follows old logging roads, railroad grades, or fireline, with some sections of new construction.
Murhut Falls Trail Rehabilitation
Removal of unauthorized stairs and blocking unauthorized trails near the overlook on the Murhut Falls Trail, Trail #828. Construction of a log railing at the overlook and improved log barriers along the trail.
Murphy Logging is logging a Washington Dept. of Natural Resource sale adjacent to Ntl. Forest and has requested one permit for up to 6 tailholds to yard using suspension yarding. Trees will be strapped and no trees will be felled or removed.
Neilton Point Communications Use Lease Reissuance
Proposed issuance of a new 10-year lease to Westside Communications, US Cellular, WCLA, and Quinault Indian Nation for continued operation of a commercial mobile radio service at Neilton Point. No construction or new activities are proposed.
Neilton Point Vegetation Management
Proposal to cut trees around the perimeter of the Neilton Point Communications Site that are encroaching on facilities or have the potential to interfere with transmissions. Tree removal would be accomplished through a small timber sale.
Newbury Creek Blowdown
Second growth managed stands have developed pockets of blowdown as a result of the 2007-8 winter storms. The stands will be analyzed for restoration of forest habitat, forest health, volume removal and economic considerations.
Norwood Structures Removal
The project would remove and dispose of two open-sided, wooden trailer shed structures, and 9 storage sheds. These structures are in poor condition and a safety hazard and were previously part of the administrative residential site that is unoccupied
Olympic Discovery Trail
Construct 12.1 miles of paved trail as part of a non-motorized trail from Port Townsend to La Push. AASHTO trail stds include 2' shoulder, 10' asphalt surface, and 4' natural surface. Approx. 10.9 mi. will be on existing rds, trails and RR grades.
Olympus Road Rally Event
The Olympus Road Rally event is a timed car rally sanctioned by Rally America Inc. The proposed 2011 event includes several segments, one of which is on National Forest System lands on FSR 2190. The rally is scheduled for April 30 and May 1, 2011.
Photography Shoot along Dosewallips River
One-day photoshoot involving 15 people, 2 RVs and 2 SUVs along the road. Crew will implement "Leave No Trace" practices. No generator or other noise-producing equipment will be used.
Pine Lake Restoration Project
Much of the shoreline of Pine Lake is dominated by the invasive weed reed canarygrass, which has greatly reduced available wildlife habitat. Proposal is to eradicate the reedcanary grass and restore the native lakeshore vegetation.
Precommercial Thinning (PCT) Fiscal Year (FY) 2016-2020
Precommercially thin up to 800 acres per year of 17 to 39 year-old trees during the next five years (Fiscal Years 2016-2020). Stands will be thinned generally to spacings of 12 to 20 feet (300 to 100 trees per acre, respectively).
Queets Vegetation Management
Commercially variable-density thin approximately 5,000 acres. The purpose of the project is to restore and improve late-successional habitat conditions, generate economic activity, and provide jobs in the local area.
Quilcene Administrative Site Maintenance
Improve helicopter safety and address maintenance needs to buildings and infrastructure at the Quilcene administrative site. This can be achieved primarily through management of the vegetation and fuels on site.
Quinault Admin Site Waterline Repair/Replacement
We will dig an 18-24" deep trench using a ditch witch, replace failed water lines throughout the compound, install 7 new water sub meters, and coordinate relocation of the compound's main water meter.
Add elements of forest diversity lacking in the 1996 Rail thinning through the incorporation of variable density thinning and ensure habitat features gained are not lost. The commercial thinning is proposed to occur on 70 acres.
Rayonier Tailhold Authorization
Rayonier, Inc. will be logging adjacent to the National Forest and has requested two permits for up to 6 tailholds to yard using suspension yarding. Trees will be strapped and no trees will be felled or removed.
Rayonier Tailhold Authorization-Calawah
Rayonier, Inc. will be logging adjacent ot NF and has requested three permits for up to 12 tailholds to yard using suspension yarding. Trees will be strapped and no trees will be felled or removed.
Rayonier tailhold requests
Authorize Rayonier to use National Forest tail holds (total of 11 tailholds) to safely achieve logging system suspension. No trees will be cut and there will be no ground disturbance on National Forest System land.
Sitkum Commercial Thinning
This project proposes to commercially thin 35 to 80 year old second growth forest stands in the Sitkum/South Fork Calawah watersheds to accelerate development of late-successional forest conditions.
Skokomish Cougar Study Special Use Permit
The Skokomish tribe, in conjunction with WSU and WDFW. The study involves capturing cougars, fitting them with GPS collars (up to 10), and tracking their locations for up to two years. Data will help determine cougar predation on elk and other prey.
Skokomish Prairie Restoration
Proposal to conduct a prescribed burn to continue restoration initiated in 2002 on a 33-acre site in the Lower Skokomish River watershed that was historically maintained as open savanna habitat.
Smithsonian Institute Research Permit
The Smithsonian requests reauthorization of their avian research permit to study the effects of dams on terrestrial avian through sampling five songbirds: American dipper, song sparrow, Pacific wren, Townsends warblers and warbling vireo.
South Fork Skokomish Large Wood Enhancement
Proposal to design and install log jam structures to enhance density and distribution of natural large woody debris in the upper South Fork Skokomish River and active floodplain with the use of heavy equipment.
South Fork Skokomish Road & Trail Remediation Project
Decommissioning, Level 1 Closure, or decommissioning with conversion to trail on about 53 miles of classified Forest Service roads and about 5 miles of unclassified road spurs; and trail stabilization work on Trail # 872.1.
Special Use Permit Reissuances
Reissue 10 expiring or expired Special Use Permits. The permits include waterlines, private road use, seismic research stations, and a patrol cabin. No changes or new ground disturbance are proposed.
Storm Damage FSR 3000-200
Stabilization of storm damage at MP 5.3 on FSR 3000-200. Work includes: removing the failed culvert, pullback and stabilizing the eroded embankment, berming each side of the repair area, and creating cross drains to divert water away from the site.
Tailhold permit for Green Diamond
Green Diamond Resource Company has applied for a special use permit to use 3 stumps on the forest boundary as tailholds for their logging operations in the Satsop watershed. The logging operations will start April 1 and go through May 1.
Telecommunications Line Permit Reissuances
Proposed issuance of new permits to Qwest Corporation DBA Centurylink QC to replace expired permit, for continued operation and maintenance of existing fiber optic and cable televison lines.
US Cellular Authorization
Proposed issuance of new lease to US Cellular Corporation to replace expired lease, for continued operation and maintenance of communications facilities at Neilton Point Communications Site.
Wave Broadband Special Use Permit Issuance
Proposed issuance of a new special use permit to Wave Broadband (formerly owned by Broadstripe LLC) for contunied authorization and maintenenace of cable television transmission line (2,600 feet) covering about 0.6 acres.
West Fork Humptulips Thinning
This project proposes to commercially thin second growth forest stands in the W. Fork Humptulips watershed to develop forest structural complexity. Stands being considered are < 80 years old and were previously clearcut logged.
Westside Paging Authorization
Project is listed as Neilton Point Communications Use Lease Reissuance project #40612. This is a duplicate project and will be cancelled and removed.
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