Projects

Projects are proposed actions that are analyzed through the NEPA process (EIS, EA, or CE) that involves analyzing different alternatives to the proposed action, requires public notice and comment, and results in a NEPA decision (ROD, DN, or DM) which, subject to an administrative appeals process, and is implemented on the ground.

The Forest Projects below are projects that we are analyzing or have analyzed under the NEPA process. 

Willamette National Forest Project Archive



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2010 NRCS SNOTEL Permit Reissuance and Site Installation

The Forest proposes to re-issue Special Use Permit WIL67 to the NRCS for the continued operation of 12 existing SNOTEL Monitoring sites. 2 additional sites will be added to the permit and Soil moisture sensor added at an existing site.

2011 Middle Fork Ranger District Salvage

Salvage of downed trees from the March 13, 2011 windstorm. Approximately 200,000 bd. ft of blown down timber would be salvaged in two separate salvage sales located along roads and in campgrounds in Fall Creek and Middle Fork Willamette drainages.

2012 Bough Sale Project

Harvest boughs on approximately 600 acres of 10-30 year old conifer stands, using hand tools. Remove up to 1/2 the length of the branch on 1/2 the height of the tree. This project may be split into two or more bough sales.

2012 Commercial Bough Sales

Conifer boughs may be harvested with hand tools; removing up to 1/2 of the branch length on 1/2 of the tree height to provide supply for wreaths and decorative greens. About 490ac. and 120 tons of boughs.

2012 Dispersed Campsite Closures

Project proposes to close approximately 25 dispersed recreation sites to day use to reduce clnflict with adjacent land use, public health, safety, sanitation, and resource protection.

2012 Precommercial Thinning and Conifer Pruning

Approximately 350 acres of young conifer thinning to maintain and improve stand health and vigor. Conifer pruning of approximately 150 acres to improve wood quality.

2012 Special Habitat Enhancement and Restoration Projects

This project combines 7 special habitat areas (totaling 49 acres) that are proposed to maintain and restore early seral vegetation conditions, which includes 4 meadows, a stand dominated by shrubs and hardwood, an orchard and an oak savannah.

2012 Sweet Home Young Stand Density Management

Reduce stocking on 6000 acres of 10-30 year-old managed stands to improve growth, forest health; long-term fuel loads, improve huckleberry habitat and provide wildlife forage/habitat.

2013 Bough Sales Project

Using hand tools only, conifer boughs may be harvested by removing up to ½ of the branch length on ½ the tree height. Bough collection provides supply for wreaths and decorative greens. This project may be split into multiple sales.

2013 Bough Sales Project

The proposed action is to implement the sale of conifer boughs, in a contract-controlled manner to help manage the forest environment and meet the demand for these products by the public.

2013 Precommercial Thinning and Conifer Pruning

Young conifer thinning of approximately 40 acres to maintain and improve tree stand health and vigor. Conifer pruning of approximately 165 acres to improve wood quality.

2013 Recreation Residence Improvements

Several requests for projects on Recreation Residence cabins are planned for 2013. This includes two outhouses that need to be repaired or replaced, a repair of an old septic system, and construction of a new wood shed.

2013-2014 McCoy Motorized Recreation Area Improvements

This project will include the expansion of the upper staging area, road brushing and striping, road access management, site preparation and installation of a vault toilet and picnic shelter.

410 Road Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project

A 94 acre hazardous fuels reduction project to aid in wildfire prevention and management. There would be an understory thin (<7" dbh), completed with hand and mechanical work. Brush will be piled and burned, underburned, or chipped and scattered.

Alpine Trail (3450) Connection

The proposed trail connection will tie the end of the 5826-130 road to the end of the 1910-683 road. This connection will be 1.9 miles long and is designed with 10% average grades and will be built by hand.

Alpine Trail (3450) Relocation

Relocate the only remaining portion of the Alpine Trail from its current location along roads 1912 and 1911 to a convenient side slope to the east of those roads through a recent harvest unit and a short section following the 1802-133.

AT&T/Cingular Wolf Mt. Tower Replacement

Velocitel requests replacement of the existing tower at Wolf Mt., which is failing. The new tower will be the same height at the existing tower and in the same location. Existing footings would be replaced. Work would be in already disturbed ground.

Bachelor Bear Project

The project is proposed to commercially thin about 1500 acres of young second growth forests to enhance the growth and structural complexity of timber stands and complete hazardous fuels reduction on 225 acres.

Ball Park Thin

This project proposes commercial thinning and prescribed fire stand treatments on about 1156 acres of young plantations and in unmanaged stands. Proposed actions also include watershed restoration and fish and wildlife habitat enhancement.

Bingham Trail #3421 Realignment

Santiam River Zone Trails program managers will be working with area specialists to plan a realignment route for the first 1/4 mile of the trail.

Blowout Thin

Proposal to commercially thin approx. 900 ac.and regenerate approx. 75 ac in the Blowout Creek drainage in units previously identified as Pin, Nasty, and Skyhawk timber sales in the Blowout EA Decision, May 1995. A new EA and DN will be completed.

Boundary Thin Project

To commercially thin 70 acres in a 50 year old stand using ground base equipment. This project will also include two gaps 1-3 acres in size to promote understory forbs and shrubs.

BPA Hills Creek Pole Replacement Project

Two poles installed on the BPA powerline between Oakridge and Hills Creek Dam in 1962 have major decay and need to be replaced. In addition, BPA needs to re-open the spur roads that access the line in order to improve response time for line outages.

Bridge Thin

This proposal includes thinning in approximately 2,500 acres of both managed and unmanaged timber stands, along with watershed restoration projects for the McKenzie River/Elk Creek subwatershed.

Calapooya Divide Meadow Restoration

Removal of trees and shrubs that are encroaching on meadows on the Calapooya Divide. Methods include; hand cutting trees (<12"dbh) and shrubs, scattering, piling, burning, or leaving slash, weed treatments (manual and/or chemical), and seeding.

Calapooya Meadow Restoration II

Restore and make meadows on the Calapooya Divide more resistant to fire and climate change. Includes whipfelling trees 10" diameter and less, removing invasive plants, prescribed fire, and placing boulders or fencing to restrict off-road access.

Camp Melakwa Permit Renewal

The Oregon Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America has requested renewal of their existing Special Use Authorization for Camp Melakwa on the McKenzie River Ranger District. This action would re-authorize the continuing use of the permit area for 20 yrs.

Camp Pioneer Special Use Permit Reissue

Reissue special use permit for 20 years. No new ground disturbing activities planned. Administrative action.

Canyon Creek Large Wood Project

Place large wood in Canyon Creek and tributaries (primarily by helicopter) to improve juvenile steelhead rearing and foraging habitat.

Carmen-Smith Campus Garage Additions & Siding Replacement

The project's purpose is to add garage units to three existing houses and replace siding on those houses. Work would also include relocation of fire hydrant and irrigation lines, excavation for garage concrete slabs and driveways.

Carmen-Smith Campus Improvements

Replace office and manufactured home to accommodate local snow loading with a design compatible with historic character of the site. Water system upgrades to be in compliance with state regulations and meet future demands.

Chalk Parker Biodiversity Enhancement Project

4,600 acres of commercial thinning in managed young stands, special habitat restoration and maintence on 266 acres, 60 miles of road maintence and 95 miles of road closure, fuels reduction, and wildlife forage enhancment

Cingular Wireless Tower Replacement

Replace a wireless communication cell tower at the Mt. Hagan site. The existing tower will be removed upon completion of the new monopole tower.

Clear Lake WUI Fuels Reduction

A 110 acre Wildland/Urban Interface (WUI) fuels reduction is proposed between Clear Lake and Hwy 126. Trees and brush ≤7? dbh will be thinned to enhance defensible space around the resort, facility out-buildings, and access roads.

Collier Glacier Monitoring

Special use permit for the EPA to install equipment for monitoring melt on Collier Glacier and radio data receiver on Sand Mountain.

Competing Vegetation Removal for Research EA

The McKenzie River Ranger District (MRRD) on the Willamette National Forest (WNF) proposes to treat competing vegetation occupying research plots on approximately 5416 m2 with glyphosate. This treatment may occur at a yearly frequency for the next 1

Cougar Bluffs Land Exchange

Exchange of 280 privately owned acres within the Cougar Bluffs Inventoried Roadless Area for an equal value of land within a 598 acre area administered by the U.S. Forest Service

Delta A Septic System Installations

This proposal would replace outhouses on three lots with Lane County approved septic systems.

District Stand Density Management and Conifer Pruning

Stand density management and conifer pruning in young plantations on about 5,700 acres across the district. Stand density management will be done at a prescribed spacing, leaving 50 ft . riparian buffers on streams, thinning excess trees, and cutting competing vegetation where prescribed. Conifer pruning will be done at a prescribed spacing, selecting the best trees and using hand tools to remove lower limbs to a height of 10 to 26 ft. In the Staley Creek portion of the project, stand density management will not leave a riparian buffer to improve watershed conditions.

East Fork Bridge Project

The project will replace, in-kind, a bridge on the East Fork Trail (Tr. No. 3308) at mile post 1.15. The original bridge is still in place, but inspections show that it needs replacement. This project will use the same base platform in replacement.

Echo Staley Road Storage and Illegal Household Trash Site Management

Storm-proofing on about 12miles (Lane County) and 8.7miles (Douglas County)of maintenace level 1 and 2 roads. May include; water barring, ditching over culverts, ditch cleaning, blading, will close road access seasonally or year-round on 27 miles.

ERFO12 Road Repairs

Repairing roads, reconstructing retaining walls, and replacing culverts along parts of Rd 18, Rd 2408, Rd 19, Rd 1934, Rd 5840-531 and quarry blasting/crushing within previously disturbed areas.

Fall Creek Trail Reroute

This project proposes to eliminate the exposed section of trail by rerouting the trail over the slide-prone slope well above the steep bluff on terrain that is not slide prone. The total distance of this reroute will be about 0.85 mile.

Firewise Treatments (ODF)

The allowance of the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) to implement fuels treatments on a small portion of FS Land (.4 acres) near the Marconi residence adjacent to private land where ODF is implementing firewise projects around private land.

Flat Creek Buildings Disposition Project

There are 3 Houses and 2 garages at the Flat Creek Work Center in Oakridge that are no longer habitable, are in disrepair, and will either be demolished or allowed to be used under special use permit. The buildings are eligible for the NRHP.

Flat Creek Trail Extension( "B" section)

G.O.A.T.S. is requesting approval/permission with NEPA analysis, to extend the Flat Creek Trail from its current north terminus on the west side of Dead Mtn, eastward to the communication site, a distance of about 9000 feet.

French Bug Timber Sale

This project will thin approximately 1500 acres of managed stands in the Breitenbush Watershed.

Fritz Thin Project

This project proposes to commercially thin approximately 70 acres in a 50-year old second growth stand. The project will be harvested with ground base and skyline equipment using existing skid roads as much as possible.

Geotechnical Investigations CE for the Proposed Cascade Crossing Transmission Project

Geotechnical investigations on National Forest System lands for the proposed Cascade Crossing Transmission Project

Geothermal Leasing Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement

The Forest Service was a cooperating agency, assisting the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in that Agency's geothermal leasing analysis and decision. The BLM issued a record of decision on 12/17/2008.

GOATS Ride Center

The Greater Oakridge Area Trail Stewards (GOATS) has secured federal funding to implement projects to promote mountain biking in and around Oakridge/Westfir. Projects include: trail extension, trail maintenance, and install information kiosk.

H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest

Construction of a 2200 square foot LEEDS certified residential building.

H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest Educational Connector Trail

Construction of a connector trail (<1/4 mile) between the Lookout Creek trail and the Discovery Old Growth Education Trail on the HJA compound. This will allow for a loop educational hike using the 2 trails and the old road to the pump house.

Hardesty Mtn Trailhead Reconstruction

The existing parking lot will be reconstructed with day use improvements added. Improvements to the parking area will help manage traffic flow and local resource impacts. Facility improvements will include toilets, signs, picnic tables.

Horse Creek

The project proposes: 1) Commercially harvest approximately 2,000 acres (Heavy Thin, Moderate Thin, Gaps, Dominant Tree Release, and Skips); 2) Non-commercial fuels thinning treatments and sugar pine realease treatments; 3) Decommission/Close roads.

House Rock Bridge Replacement

The trail foot bridge at House Rock campground will be replaced with a pre-engineered steel bridge. Concrete abuttments would be required on either side of the South Santiam River.

Huckleberry OHV Trail Development

This project proposes to add approximately 30 miles of designated OHV trail in and adjacent to the existing Huckleberry Flats OHV Trail and will include a non-significant Forest Plan Amendment for big game.

Humbug Creek Large Wood Placement

A stream restoration project is proposed to place large wood in Humbug Creek and East Humbug Creek to improve spring Chinook and resident fish habitat.

Indian Holes Trail Reroute

A project to reroute for approximately 1 mile of the Indian Holes Trail (Tr. No. 3524) near Indian Holes in the Three Sisters Wilderness where an inappropriate grade exists that is resulting in erosion.

Indigo and Middle Fortk Willamette Enhancement Project

The proposal is to complete stream enhancement projects in the Upper Middle Fork Willamette River (HUC# 1709000101) and Hills Creek Reservoir (HUC# 1709000105) Watersheds to benefit bull trout and Spring Chinook salmon.

Integrated Weed Management

Development of an integrated strategy to manage noxious weeds using preventive, manual, mechanical, and herbicide control measures.

Jim's Creek Savanna Restoration Project

The proposal is the restoration of a 500 acre area to pre-settlement open forest conditions, of ponderosa pine, Douglas-fir, and Oregon white oak savanna.

Jobs in Priority Watersheds - Respect the River Phase 2

Second phase of planning for the Respect the River program on the district, located along the Upper Middle Fork Willamette River and Staley Creek. The project will minimize resource impacts at dispersed campsites and improve riparian health. Work will include reducing the number of user created trails, limiting site size, limiting motor vehicle access to the riparian zone, scarifying or subsoiling compacted soils, planting native vegetation, and displaying educational Respect the River signage.

Knob Boughs

The Knob Boughs project would remove approximately one hundred eighty-one tons (362,000 pounds) of coniferous boughs over 723 acres, under a three-year commercial contract.

Kopetski and Little North Santiam Trail Bridge Planning and Recon

This project will address trail bridge maintenance and replacements on the Little North Santiam River(LNS) Trail and will reroute the Kopetski Trail in the Opal Creek Scenic recreation Area.

Lamb Thin Project

To commercially thin three stands for a total of 70 acres in 41 year old stands using ground base equipment. This project will include 51 acres of commercial thinning, 2 acres of gaps, and 17 acres of skips.

Lane Electric - Oakridge Hatchery 3-phase Overhead Line Project

Construct a new 3-Phase overhead service to new ODFW Recirculation Aquaculture System building.

Lane Electric Coop 2013 Improvements

This project is for the replacement of existing overhead distribution lines and improvements in the existing system. There are two areas to be upgraded, 1) Lower Delta and 2) McKenzie Hwy from Horse Creek to the McKenzie River Ranger Station.

Lane Electric Underground Power Projects 2014-2017

Replacement of overhead electrical system with underground system on Hwy 126 between Horse Creek Road and the McKenzie River Ranger Station. Upgrade of existing underground system along Hwy 242 between Camp Yale and Camp White Branch.

Little Fall Creek Steelhead Habitat Enhancement Project

The project would add approximately 800 logs and or rootwads to the Little Fall Creek stream channel to enhance the existent aquatic habitat. Approximately 80 live trees would be pulled over to act as anchor points for the 800 logs or rootwads.

Lodgepole Flats Forest Plan Amendment #54

(Minor revision to name of project). The project proposes to change the north section of Park Creek Semi-primitive Nonmotorized Dispersed Recreation Management Area to a Special Habitat Management Area. This is a Forest Plan revision.

Marion Forks Fish Hatchery Day Use Improvements

This project aims to make the Marion Forks Hatchery Day Use safer to enter by widening the entrance and adding new signing. There will be other improvements to the area, including converting the lower camping area to a day use area and nature trail

McCredie Hot Springs Day Use

The existing parking lot will be reconstructed with day use improvements added. Improvements to the parking area will help manage traffic flow and local resource impacts. Facility improvements will include toilets, signs, picnic tables.

McKenzie River Front Country Trail Sign Project

This project will replace, in-kind, the directional trail signs on several non-wilderness trails. Signs will be installed on the McKenzie River National Recreation Trail, Olallie Trail, Castle Rock Trail, O'Leary Trail, and Echo Trail.

McKenzie River NRT Bridge Replacement Project

This project proposes to replace three bridges and conduct heavy tread maintenance activities on the McKenzie River National Recreation Trail (MRNRT) (Tr. No. 3507).

Middle Santiam Thin

Commercial thinning of about 2000 acres in 30-60 year-old plantations in the Middle Santiam drainage.

Mt. Jefferson Snowmobile Club Grooming Storage Shelter

Project proposes to allow the Mt. Jefferson Snowmobile Club (MJSC) to build a storage structure at the Ray Benson Sno-park. The structure would be utilized to house equipment that helps maintain the USFS snowmobile trails in the area.

Mud Lake Trail Tr. No. 3518 decommissioning

This project proposes to eliminate Tr. No. 3518 from the maintained trail system and would involve removal of trail signs and disguising the trail tread with native vegetation/ debris while allowing nature to reclaim this ground.

Murphy Meadow Restoration Project

A meadow will be maintained by cutting of conifers less than 10 inches dbh and prescribed fire 1-2 years after. 57 acres of meadow will be maintained with a potential of an additional 84 acres of understory prescibed fire in forested vegetation.

North Santiam Sportsman’s Club Term Special Use Authorization Reissue

North Santiam Sportsman?s Club requests a new 10-year Term Special use Authorization.

O'leary Reroute

A project to reroute a 1½Mi. of the O?leary trail (Tr. No. 3321). The trail was constructed too steep, resulting in trenching and erosion of the trail during the wet season and periods of spring snow melt.

ODOT Waste Area Expansion

ODOT requests permission to expand an existing waste area site off Hwy 58 by 2 acres. Their long term need for waste storage for this section of Hwy 58 exceeds the current disturbed area. Cut trees to be sold as firewood or as a commercial deck sale.

Olallie Reroute

This scoping initiates a project to reroute a 1/2 mile of the Olallie trail. This work would require removing trees <12 inches from the 96 inch wide trail prism and ground disturbance 22' wide to build the tread.

Opal Lake Trail Reroute

Excessively steep routes and routes through swampy meadow area on trail length will be assessed and relocated. Trail reroute would be approximately 3/4 mile.

Oregon Trappers Association Special Use Permit Renewal

Oregon Trappers Association requests renewal of expiring permit for the Annual Waldo Lake Rendezvous, for a term of five years.

Pacificorp/PP&L Special Use Permit Renewal

Request to renew existing Special Use Authorization permit for powerlines on Sweet Home Ranger District

Park Smith Thin

Commercial thinning in 35-60 years old stands in the Upper McKenzie drainage.

Pass Thin Project

To commercially thin approximately 34 acres in a 40 year old stand using ground base and skyline equipment. This project will also include five gaps one acre in size to promote understory forbs and shrubs.

Patjens Reroute

To reroute approximately 3 miles of Patjens trail. This would require cutting trees (<12") in the proposed trail prism (96" wide) and disturbing the ground via tread construction (18-22" wide).

Pine/grass Plantation Habitat Management Project

Precommercial Thinning, brush cutting, under burning, pruning, snag creation, seeding, and noxious weed abatement within the mixed conifer forest type to maintain and restore oak woodland and savanna habitat.

Pioneer Gulch Project

The project proposes timber harvest on about 940 acres yielding about 12.7 mmbf. The project includes road maintenance and closures, big game forage enhancements activities, non-harvest fuel treatments, and fish habitat improvements.

Pools, Ponds, and Meadow Enhancement Projects 2013

Enhance pre-existing areas of permanent, semi-permanent or ephemeral water sources. This will be done by falling trees into stream beds and in some areas add finer wood to create log jams; and decreasing conifer density around ponds.

Portland General Electric Bethel-Round Butte Transmission Line Project

Authorize a special use permit for Portland General Electric to continue to operate electrical tranmission lines across National Forest lands on the Willamette, Mt. Hood, and Ochoco National Forests.

Precommercial Thinning, Tree Pruning, Post and Pole Removal

Precommercial Thinning, Tree Pruning, Post and Pole removal to occur on approx 5500 acres of 15 - 35 year old conifer stands.

Presley's Twin Project

Revised proposal includes overstory removal on 1,000 acres of shelterwood plantations, thinning 680 acres of 100-150 yr.old stands and 162 acres of 40 yr.old plantations. Includes road maint.and closures, fuel treatments, and precommercial thinning

Pup Project

To commercially thin approximately 69 acres in a 55 year old stand using ground base and skyline equipment. This project will also include gaps 1-3 acre in size to promote understory forbs and shrubs.

Qwest Communication Permit Renewal

Qwest Corporation requests renewal of the permit for telephone trunk lines on the McKenzie River and Middle Fork Ranger Districts.

Rd. 19 DTR (Danger Tree Removal)

To remove approximately 120 danger trees located in a fourteen mile segment adjacent to Forest road 19. The trees are dead and dying and have a failure zone that would impact Forest road 19.

Recreation and Administravbite Site Hazardous Fuels Reduction

Project was formerly called "2012 Rec/Admin HF". This project proposes to cut and burn or chip brush and trees less than 10 inches in diameter at 4.5 feet from ground level (DBH) to increase the defensible space around district infrastructure.

Renewal of Communications Use Leases at Wolf Mt. Communication Site

Four holders request renewal of their leases for communications uses at Wolf Mt. for a 20-year term. No new ground disturbance for these leases, no increase in scope or intensity of authorized activities. Changes are administrative only.

Renewal of Falcon Cable Systems Special Use Permit for Blue River Distribution Lines

This is administrative action, authorizing the continuing use of existing permit areas for cable TV lines for a new 20 year term. No changes in the scope or intensity of the uses. No ground disturbanc

Renewal of Leases for New Cingular Wireless, Silke Comm., American Tower, & Lane Co. Sheriff

Administrative actions to authorize the continuing use of communications permit areas for a new term of 20 years for four different permittees. There are no changes in the scope or intensity of the uses, and no ground disturbance is proposed.

Respect the River

Resource damage will be repaired at dispersed campsites along the Middle Fork Willamette River by providing a riparian buffer, planting native vegetation, subsoiling compacted soils, deterring enlargement of dispersed sites, and posting signs

Respect the River - Fall Creek

Resource damage will be minimized and restored at the dispersed campsites by providing a riparian buffer, planting native vegetation, subsoiling compacted soils, deterring campsite area growth and educational signage.

Santiam Pass Summer Motorized Recreation

Proposal to designate OHV system of routes in the Santiam Pass Dispersed Recreation Area and to restore portions of the Santiam Wagon Road. Includes a non-significant amendment to the Forest Plan to restrict OHVs to designated roads and trails.

Sawyer Bar Reroute

To reroute approximately 1.5 miles of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail near Sawyer Bar in the Three Sisters Wilderness. This work will be done with traditional tools, and will utilize trail crews, youth crews, and volunteers.

Scottish Danger Tree Removal Project

This project proposes to remove approximately 19 dead or dying trees that are being affected with root rot disease. These trees have a failure zone of hitting Highway 126 and the 2649 Scott Creek road.

South Breitenbush Gorge Trail Stream crossing stabilization and South Breitenbush Trail rerouting

Reroute and/or install creek and swamp crossings on South Breitenbush Gorge trail. Reroute a few segments less than 1/4 mile in length of the South Breitenbush trail and install drainage structures along the trail.

South Fork McKenzie River Enhancement

Proposal to enhance habitat for bull trout and spring Chinook in the South Fork McKenzie and Roaring Rivers through addition of large woody material, and closure of vehicle access to some dispersed campsites near rivers to improve water quality.

South Pyramid

Harvest of about 4.0 MMBF of timber fomr the South Pyramid Creek subdrainage. Sale is considering regeneration and thinning harvest methods. No new road construction; an existing logger's spur road will be reopened.

South Salmon Trail Reroutes

Relocating two sections of South Salmon Trail (# 4365) to replace sections lost during winter flooding and to avoid constructing a complex bridge over Salmon Creek.

Special Forest Products Harvest and Removal

Proposal is for the harvest and collection of Special Forest Products for the uses of Floral/Landscaping products, Christmas Season products, Furniture/building products and edibles/medicinal.

Special Forest Products Sales

The proposed action is to implement the sale of Special Forest Products in a permit and contract-controlled manner which regulates activities and manages the forest environment and meets the demand for these products by the public.

Spring Chinook Release Site Improvements (also known as "Adult Salmonid Release Sites Improvements")

The proposed action would improve sites to make it easier for fish transport trucks to approach the water's edge and to have fish friendly pipes in place on site to carefully release threatened spring Chinook salmon and winter steelhead.

Swallow Lake Trail #3488 Realignment

Santiam River Zone Trails program managers will be working with area specialists to plan a realignment route for the ¾ mile section of the trail from Swallow Lake to the Meadow area just south of South Cinder Peak.

Three Pools Site Rehabilitation

Reconstruct the road/parking area to accommodate about 100 vehicles, construct or reconstruct trails and install fencing to provide for safe access, and install an additional toilet and signing. Formally designate site as developed rec site.

TMQ Floral Greens Removal Project

This project would remove two hundred tons (400,000 pounds) of floral greens that consist of beargrass, salal, Oregon grape, stick cuttings (mansanita, vine maple, ceanothus) harvest on the McKenzie River Ranger District.

Trail Bridge Blowdown Salvage

Salvage approximately 17 acres of wind throw timber downed during winter storms. The proposal would salvage about 200 mbf of saw logs and reduce fuel buildup. Trees with roots attached would be used as fish habitat.

Trail Bridge, Foley, and Delta Logs

Project would sell approximately 19,000 board feet of sawlogs which are decked on Forest roads.

Upper McKenzie Boat Launch Projects

The District proposes to reconstruct or relocate boat launches at Frissell, Paradise, and Bruchart Launch Sites

Upper McKenzie Lane Electric Power Improvements 2012

This project is for the maintenance, construction & operation of electric distribution lines running within the administrative sites of Horse Creek.

Upper Middle Fork Watershed Road Storm Proofing and Restoration Project (ATM Implementation)

This project involves stormproofing roads in the Upper Middle Fork Watershed. There may be some culverts removed, water barring and ditching. Some roads will be closed by installing gates or berms.

Upper Middle Fork Willamette Watershed Action Plan Project

Stream restoration work in the Upper Middle Fork Willamette River watershed. Placement of 1100 pieces of large wood in Swift, Staley, and Echo Crks. for bull trout and salmon habitat. Three fish passage structures in Windfall, Coal, and Maple Crks.

Various Special Use Permits

Permits have expired and need to be reissued. These are all existing uses, no new ground disturbance. Private road use permits, boat docks, water lines, and stairs/pathways.

Verde Mtn. Floral Greens Project

The project would remove floral greens: beargrass, salal, fern fronds, and vine maple/ceanothus sticks. This would occur on approximately 18,760 acres of the McKenzie River Ranger District. The sale of these products will be done under permits.

Wildlife Habitat Enhancement Project 2013

The purpose of the project is to enhance forage for Roosevelt elk and black-tailed deer to increase herd health and survival rates through improved nutrition. Browse cutback as well as the creation of early seral openings would be implemented.

Willamette Fish Hatchery Special Use Permit Renewal (Long Term)

Oregon Dept. of Fish & Wildlife requests renewal of the Special Use Permit for the Willamette Hatchery Facilities for a new 20-year term. The new permit would include the Recirculation Aquaculture Facility. No changes to existing facilities.

Willamette Fish Hatchery Upgrade & Permit Renewal

The Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife(ODFW) has requested a temporary special use authorization (permit) for construction of stage one of a Recirculation Aquaculture System(RAS) Facility at the existing Willamette Fish Hatchery site.

Winberry Campground Decommission

This campground receives a high amount of vandalism and homeless use and is the only developed receation site in this drainage. Improvements to be removed include 2 shelters, 5 fire rings, all picnic tables, all site numbers, the well, Romtec toilet.


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