Olympic National Forest All Units
Invasive Plant Program Management Amendment
To add the herbicide aminopyralid to the list of approved ones in the Forest Plan. This amendment is a relatively minor modification to the invasive plant program. It would not approve any projects on the ground. Project-level analysis is required.
Rayonier Fahnestock Access
Permit Rayonier 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.
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.
Hood Canal Ranger District
Lower Skokomish Vegetation Management Project
Conduct vegetation management (timber harvest) and restoration treatments on about 4,500 acres to improve and restore late successional forest habitat conditions for wildlife and watershed health and to contribute to local economies.
Pacific Ranger District South
Calawah OHV Project
Develop 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.
Hendricksen Waterline Reissue
Reissue waterline Special Use Permit that has been in use since the 1930's. No changes to the existing footprint are proposed.
Commercially variable density thin (thinning, heavy thinning, gaps up to two acres in size, and skips) up to 70 harvest acres, to be achieved through a timber sale/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.
Dispose, either through off-site removal or demolition/salvage sale, two houses on site. No ground disturbance; above ground removal of structures only.
Sell property that is surplus to Forest Service needs. The property contains a number of structures\improvements, including but not limited to two residences.
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 Ranger District
Rocky Brook Hydroelectric Permit Renewal
Rocky Brook Hydroelectric Limited Partnership 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.
Trapper Creek Aquatic Organism Passage
The existing culvert on Forest Road 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.
Soleduck Ranger District
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).
North Fork Calawah Vegetation Management Project
Conduct vegetation management (timber harvest) and restoration treatments on 6,000 acres to accelerate development of late-successional forest habitat conditions for wildlife and watershed health, and to contribute to local economies.
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.
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.