Olympic National Forest Current and Recent Projects

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Facility management

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.

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.

Forest products

Humptulips Thinning

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).

Lower Skokomish Vegetation Management Project

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.

North Fork Calawah Vegetation Management Project

Vegetation management (timber harvest) and restoration treatments on 4,000 acres to accelerate development of late-successional forest habitat conditions for wildlife and watershed health, and to contribute to local economies.

Recreation management

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.

Dungeness Watershed Roads Management Project

Treatment of about 25 miles of roads identified in the draft Dungeness Watershed Action Plan as impacting or at risk of impacting aquatic resources. Treatment may include road closures, decommissioning, or decommissioning and converting to trail.

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 reconstruct approximately 6.2 miles of trail, including some tread relocation and minor reconstruction, replacement of gravel surfacing, and drainage structure repair.

West Fork Humptulips River Trail Construction

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.

Road management

Dungeness Watershed Roads Management Project

Treatment of about 25 miles of roads identified in the draft Dungeness Watershed Action Plan as impacting or at risk of impacting aquatic resources. Treatment may include road closures, decommissioning, or decommissioning and converting to trail.

Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads (ERFO), Fiscal Year 2016, Pacific Ranger District

Road maintenance within the right-of-way prism at Newberry Creek.

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.

Special use management

Communication Use Lease Reissuances

Reissuance of five expiring communication use leases at Neilton Pt. Communication Site (Grays Harbor County and PUD#1; Crown Castle USA; Centurylink), and one at North Pt. Communication Site (Richmond Two-Way Radio).

Dedmore Private Road Reissuance

Reissue 20-year Special Use Permit for 500 feet of private road.

Dedmore Waterline Reissuance

Reissue 20-year Special Use Permit for a waterline (1000 ft. of 1 1/2 in. pipe) and associated improvements.

Grays Harbor Public Utilities District Neilton Point Maintenance Special Use Permit Modification

Modify Grays Harbor County Public Utilities District existing Special Use Permit to remove or top up to six trees that are interfering with transmission from the Neilton Point electronic site.

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.

Lake Quinault Chevron Permit Reissuance

Reissue 20-year Special Use Permit to Rain Forest Resort, Inc. for operation and maintenance of the Lake Quinault Chevron gas station and garage.

Mt. Ellinor NRCS SNOTEL Site

Issue a 20-year Special Use Permit to the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to install a Snow Telemetry (SNOTEL) site. The SNOTEL will occupy approximately 0.4 acres with an additional buffer zone of 400 feet.

Pacific Northwest Electronic Warfare Range Environmental Assessment

Navy is proposing training electronic warfare range consisting of the movement and operation of mobile emitters. This EA is tiered from previous EIS. Several sites are on Forest Service Roads. Navy documents at: http://go.usa.gov/36s35.

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.

Rocky Brook Hydroelectric Facilities Special Use Permit Reissuance

Reissue 20-year Special Use Permit for the Rocky Brook Hydroelectric facilities located on National Forest System lands.

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.

Schoemake Waterline Permit Reissue

Reissue waterline Special Use Permit, in use since the 1930's. No changes to the existing footprint.

Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Bogachiel Fish Habitat Enhancement Structure Permit Reissuance

WA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife has held a special use permit for construction and maintenance of fish habitat enhancement structures near the Bogachiel River. The permit has expired, and reissuance of a new 10-year permit is proposed.

Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife Boat Launch Special Use Permit Reissuance

Reissue a 30-year term Special Use Permit for the use and associated maintenance of a boat launch on the Hoh River.

Vegetation management (other than forest products)

Watershed management

Dungeness Watershed Roads Management Project

Treatment of about 25 miles of roads identified in the draft Dungeness Watershed Action Plan as impacting or at risk of impacting aquatic resources. Treatment may include road closures, decommissioning, or decommissioning and converting to trail.

Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants

Dungeness Large Wood Enhancement Project

Partner with the Jamestown Sklallam tribe to construct 15 large wood jams and stabilize 3 naturally occurring wood jams in the Grey Wolf and Dungeness Rivers.

Dungeness Watershed Roads Management Project

Treatment of about 25 miles of roads identified in the draft Dungeness Watershed Action Plan as impacting or at risk of impacting aquatic resources. Treatment may include road closures, decommissioning, or decommissioning and converting to trail.

Lower Skokomish Vegetation Management Project

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.

North Fork Calawah Vegetation Management Project

Vegetation management (timber harvest) and restoration treatments on 4,000 acres to accelerate development of late-successional forest habitat conditions for wildlife and watershed health, and to contribute to local economies.

Olympic National Park Mountain Goat Management Plan

Non-native mountain goat removal to address resource and safety issues on the Olympic Peninsula. Goats could be removed from the Olympic National Park and Forest. Goats could be translocated to Mount Baker-Snoqualmie and Okanagon-Wenatchee NFs.

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.

Project Archive

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