Olympic National Forest Current and Recent Projects



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20 Year Permit Issuance for 3 Existing Communication Sites at Buck Mountain

Proposed issuance of new leases to American Tower Corporation and Accu-Comm, Inc. to replace expired leases, for continued operation and maintenance of communications facilities at Buck Mountain Communications Site.

Calawah OHV Project

The proposed action is the development of an Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) trail system and staging area in the Bonidu area within the North Fork Calawah watershed. The proposal would provide about 21.1 miles of interlinking trails.

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

Dungeness Large Wood Enhancement Project

The Forest is partnering with the Jamestown Sklallam tribe to construct 11 large wood jams and stabilize 3 naturally occurring wood jams in the Grey Wolf and Dungeness Rivers.

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.

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.

Fahnestock Easement

Rayonier is proposing to reconstruct approximately 400 ft of road and construct another 800 ft to access private timber land. Total right-of-way length would be 1292 ft by 60 ft in width. Total acreage would be 1.7 acres.

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.

FSR 2345-100 Spur Easement Exchange

Proposal to exchange easements with Green Diamond Resource Company for segments approximately 900 feet long on Forest land and 1,550 feet long on Green Diamond Resource Company land, to provide long-term access to the lands of both parties.

Hendricksen Waterline Reissue

The proposed action is to reissue waterline permit, in use since the 1930's. No changes to the existing footprint.

Interfor Tailhold Authorization

Interfor has requested a special use authorization 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.

Lake Quinault Water Company Well

Lake Quinault Water Company (LQWC) has requested to add a well to the system to improve water availability.

Lower Skokomish Vegetation Management Project

Vegetation management and restoration treatments on about 4,500 acres to improve and restore late successional forest habitat conditions for wildlife and watershed health.

Murphy

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 for continued operation of a commercial mobile radio service at Neilton Point. No construction or new activities are proposed.

Neilton Point Communications Use Lease Reissuances

Proposed issuance of new leases to Quinault Indian Nation and WCLA Telecommunications to replace expired leases, for continued operation and maintenance of private mobile radio service communications facilities at Neilton Point

Norwood Conveyance

Sell property that is surplus to Forest Service needs. The property contains a number of structures\improvements, including but not limited to two residences.

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

Pacific Northwest Electronic Warfare Range Environmental Assessment

Navy is proposing Pacific Northwest training electronic warefare (EW) range consisting of the movement of the mobile emitters and the operation of the EW emitters. This EA is tiered from previous EIS. Several sites are on Forest Service Roads.

Queets Vegetation Management

Approximately 5,000 acres would be commercially thinned using variable-density thinning. The purpose of the project is to restore and improve late-successional habitat conditions, generate economic activity, and provide jobs in the local area.

Quinault Campgrounds Water Line Replacement

This project would design and replace the existing water distribution systems in Falls Creek Campground and Willaby Campground near Lake Quinault.

Quinault National Recreation Trail Repair and Reconstruction

Repair and reconstruction of approximately 2 miles of trail, including tread relocation and reconstruction, replacement of gravel surfacing, drainage structure repair, and replacement of two trail bridges.

Rail 2

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.

Rocky Brook Hydroelectric Permit Renewal

Rocky Brook Hydroelectric L.P. is seeking a new 20-year special use permit for their existing facilities. The project diverts up to 40 cubic feet per second (cfs) from Rocky Brook, with a minimum in-stream flow of 5 cfs.

Schoemake Waterline Reissue

The Forest proposes to reissue waterline permit, in use since the 1930's. No changes to the existing footprint.

South Fork Calawah Easement Exchange, including FSR 2900-030

Proposal by Rayonier to open a closed Level 1 segment of FS Road 2900-030, use it for timber haul, and close it again after use is complete. The reconstruction and use of an existing 0.4-mile spur off the 2900-030 is also proposed.

Telecommunications Line Permit Reissuances

Proposed issuance of new permits to Qwest Corporation and Broadstripe Cable to replace expired permits, for continued operation and maintenance of existing fiber optic and cable televison lines.

Trapper Creek Aquatic Organism Passage

The existing culvert on FSR 2850 at the Trapper Creek crossing (MP 0.8), would be replaced with a structure designed to allow passage for all aquatic organisms. Structures made of rock and wood may be incorporated in the design.

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.

West Fork Humptulips River Trail Construction

This project would convert about 2.5 miles of decommissioned road to trail status; and construct two ½ mile trail segments to create a 6-mile loop trail.

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.

Project Archive

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