Projects on the Forest Managed by Other Units
Willamette National Forest All Units
Carmen Reservoir Bridge Replacement
Replace the current poor condition bridge, with a new bridge that meets current safety standards. The bridge will be lengthened to move abuttments farther from the river and restore riparian function.
Gold Lake Bog RNA Boundary Adjustment
Expand the existing boundary for Gold Lake Bog Research Natural Area (RNA), from about 415 to 656 acres. This expansion will incorporate the springs and wetlands that support the unique flora and fauna for scientific study.
Prescribed Fire in Wilderness: Scott Mountain
The project would use prescribed fire in the Mt. Washington Wilderness area to modify vegetation and fuels to sufficiently reduce the threats to values outside of wilderness in order to allow fire to play a more natural role within wilderness.
To comply with Final Travel Mgmt Rule [FR, Vol 70, No. 216 (2005)] for motorized access. Designation of National Forest System roads & trails open to motor vehicle use (including OHV use) by vehicle class and, if appropriate, by time of year.
Detroit Ranger District
2014 Marion Creek Stream Restoration
This project would improve fish habitat and curb bank erosion by adding large wood complexes in the side channels of lower Marion Creek. It is anticipated to enhance recreational viewings of spring chinook spawning near the new Day Use Area.
Timber harvest is proposed in densely stocked second growth stands generally ranging in age from 40 to 150 years old, and includes stands within Riparian Reserves and approximately 40 acres in the Jefferson Late-Successional Reserve.
Humbug Creek Dispersed Sites Rehabilitation
The project will lessen impacts to federally listed fish habitat by decreasing sediment inputs, increasing the shade component and reducing the chance for petroleum products from vehicles entering the water by rehabilitating two dispersed campsites.
The project proposed to commercially thin about 1200 acres of young second growth forests to enhance the growth and structural complexity of timber stands.
Meadow enhancement and rehabilitation in 3 meadows on the Detroit Ranger District. Enchancements include tree removal, limbing, slash burning and monitoring.
This project proposes a variety of silvicultural treatments on 900 acres of young second growth forests to enhance the growth and structural complexity of stands in the project area.
Str8 Thinning Restoration
Reduce stocking levels of stands 6-9 inches in diameter, 500-800 TPA. Offer biomass products such as posts and poles and firewood and other SFP such as bough and beargrass.
Woodpecker Thinning Restoration
Reduce stocking levels of stands 6-9 inches in diameter, 500-800 TPA. Offer biomass products such as posts and poles and firewood.
McKenzie River Ranger District
2014 Recreation Residence Septic Repairs
This proposal is to replace two septic systems of Recreation Residence Cabin #13 & #27 in the Delta A Tract. The would include a septic tank between 1000 - 1500 gallons, a drain field of up to 150' and transmission lines from the cabin to the tank.
The project would improve stand conditions by commercially thinning and group select harvesting 35-to 80-year-old timber stands in the Upper Blue River sub-watershed. Road maintainenance, restoration, and decommissioning would also occur.
Big Hoodoo Project
This project is being reissued with a new decision. The purpose of the project is to reduce hazardous fuels and improve forest health to protect values at risk in the Hoodoo/Big Lake area through 2,135 acres of treatments in the Santiam Pass area.
Big Lake Youth Camp Master Plan
The McKenzie River RD and the Big Lake Youth Camp Cooperator proposes to develop and approve a long-term master plan. The proposal includes a permit boundary expansion which requires a non-significant amendment to the Willamette Forest Plan.
The purpose of this thinning project, in two previously managed stands, is to create high quality elk forage in the short term, while encouraging the development of elk optimal cover in the long term.
To commercially thin three stands; 30, 16, and 10 acres. These stands are second growth with an average age of 40 years. The project will be harvested with ground base and skyline equipment using existing skid roads as much as possible.
Cougar Creek Thin
To commercially thin approximately 70 acres in a 50-year old second growth stand. The project will be harvested with ground base equipment using existing skid roads as much as possible.
Cub Thin Project
The project proposes to commercially thin two stands for a total of 65 acres. The units are second-growth stands that are approximately 42 years old. The units would be harvested with ground base and skyline equimpmnet.
To commercially thin approximately 40 acres in a 50-year old stand using ground base equipment
French Pete Creek Crossing Repair
A project to harden the creek crossing at milepost 2.1 of the French Pete Creek Trail (Tr. No. 3311) in the Three Sisters Wilderness at French Pete Creek crosing. This would construct a step-down drain style approach to mitigate erosion.
The proposed action will commercially harvest stands 25-120 year-old (2,134 acres), reduce fuels in the WUI (588 acres), and re-introduce fire in a natural fuels underburn (80 acres).
Green Mountain Project
Proposes to thin ~4,786 acres (4.9% of the Project Area) and regenerate ~800 acres (0.8% of the Project Area) of forests across a sum of approximately 5,586 acres within the Green Mountain Project Area.
Kafka Resource Thin
To commercially thin three second growth stands in the upper McKenzie watershed. Project will be harvested with ground based equipment.
King Castle Reroute
A project to reroute a 1.25 Mi. of the King Caslte trail (Tr. No. 4326) to maintain the trails general character. This project would require removing brush, disturbing the ground (18-22%u201D wide), and removing trees less than 12 inches dbh.
Proposes to commercially thin timber stands up to 120 years of age on approximately 733 acres. The purpose and need for this project is to improve stand conditions in terms of density and structure, and maintain stand health and vigor.
Lookout Mountain Meadow Restoration
The purpose of this project is to restore native meadow habitat by cutting and girdling small diameter trees, and subsequently implementing a prescribed fire across an approximately 347-acre project area.
Lower South Fork McKenzie River Enhancement Project
Using heavy equipment, stream channels would be reconstructed, up to 1,500 pieces of large wood would be placed along stream channels, gravel would be placed to improve spawning, and boardwalks, water crossings, and trails would be constructed.
McKenzie River Trail Reroute Project
A project to reroute several sections of the McKenzie River National Recreation Trail (No. 3507). Sections of the trail were constructed too steep, resulting in trenching and erosion. Other sections of the trail are too close to the McKenzie River.
MRRS Thin Project
To commercially thin a 80 year old stand that is 56 acres. The stand will include a one-1 acre gap and 30 acres of skips. The purpose of this project is to reduce ladder fuels, manage camping, and improve the security adjacent to Ranger Station.
Muskee Thin Project
The project proposes to commercially thin three 43 year old stands, one is 42 acres, 16 acres, and 9 acres. In addition to the thinning, approximately 10-15% of the stand will have gaps ranging in size from one to three acres.
North Fork Quartz Private Log Landing & Road Use
Utilize 3 existing landing sites for helicopter logging by Giustina Resources from private land and haul approximately 200 loads on NF126. Two landings on NF 126 will be landing and load sites. One landing on NF610 will be a service landing.
Old Foley Thin
The project would implement a variable density commercial thinning with skips and gaps in a managed plantation stand that is approximately 51 acres in size and 54 years old.
Power Plant Bypass Road Realignment
Realignment of the existing bypass Forest Service Road 2672690 around the Eugene Water and Electric Board's Carmen power house in order to provide safe and adequate access for construction of the fish passage facilities at trailbridge reservoir.
Revised Trapper Project
A Supplemental Environmental Assessment will be prepared to disclose effects of harvesting timber on about 33 acres already under contract and to respond to analysis deficiencies identified by the 2011 U.S. District Court decision.
Sand Mountain Trail Repair and Reroute
Proposal to reconstruct portions of the Sand Mountain Lookout trail. Trees (<12 in) along the trail prism would and trail tread would be cut. The old trail would require a series of check dams placed to slow sediment and fill in the old trail.
Timber sale in Adaptive Management Area to implement Blue River Landscape Study. The BRLS proposed to restore the pattern of the landscape over a period of many decades while meeting the objectives of the NWFP.
Wildlife Habitat Enhancement and Restoration Project 2014
Browse would be cut back to enhance forage for elk and deer. Wildlife trees and down wood would be created to enhance habitat for cavity excavators, nesters, bats, amphibians, mammals, fungi, arthropods, bryophytes and other organisms.
Middle Fork Ranger District
Hehe Thin Project
This project proposes up to 4000 acres of thinning in young 30-60 year plantations in the Hehe Creek area of the Fall Creek LSR. Associated activities include road decommissioning, fuel treatment, and other watershed restoration projects.
Hills Creek Reservoir Boat Launch Enhancements
Repair of existing launch runways at Packard Cr., CT Beach, and Bingham recreation sites. Extension of existing boat dock at Packard Cr. recreation site. Relocation of damaged boat docks to day use sites.
Hills Creek-Lookout Point Geotechnical Drill Project
This project proposes that testing would entail clearing & leveling two 40 ft by 10 ft work pads to set up the drilling equipment at each proposed structure location. This project is to determine foundation depth for future tower replacement.
Salvage of trees blown down during the March 13th, 2011 windstorm. Area to be salvaged is approximately 4 acres in General Forest allocation in the Fall Creek drainage.
This project proposes 3300 acres of commerical thinning in managed stands along the Forest Road 1928 area.There may be up to 6 miles of temporary road built.
Buzzard Thin was combined into Niner Thin.
North Fork Salvage
The project consists of salvaging down trees in two separate areas along the 19 and the 5826 roads. The portion along the 19 road is less than 1 acre in size and consists of removing decked material at the intersection of the 19/1939 roads and downed trees within the slide. The slide is located on the north (uphill) side of the 19 road, approximately 0.25 mile west of 1939.
The portion along the 5826 road is approximately 5 acres in size and consists of bucking and removing trees blown down during a wind event. Trees would be yarded from both the 5821 and the 5826 roads, on the north and south sides of the railroad. All activities would occur east of 5821 .
North Fork Trail Relocation
Replace a section of unstable trail by decommissioning approximately ¼ mile of existing trail and constructing approximatley ½ mile of new trail.
Outlook Landscape Diversity Project
Commercial thinning and fuels reduction on 4300 ac. of plantations; 110 mi. of road maintenance, closure of 130 mi. of road; special habitat restoration; 260 ac. of early-seral habitat maintenance/creation; snag creation, noxious weed abatement.
Staley Creek Stream Restoration
Stabilization of approx. 200 ft. of eroding stream bank, including large woody debris jam construction. Trees with root wads attached will be gathered and large trees will be hauled to the project area for bank stabilization and log jam construction.
Traverse Creek Thin Project
Commercial thin of 2400 acres of 35-60 year old managed plantations. Project includes road maintenance and road closures, fuel reduction treatments, and big game forage enhancement projects.
Tumblebug Fire Roadside Treatment Project
Removal of trees along certain roads within the 2009 Tumblebug Fire which were killed by the fire and pose future safety risk to road users. Merchantable tree removal on approximately 475 acres. Hazard tree felling on approximately 400 acres.
Waldo Lake, managing recreation use
This proposal is to rework the earlier plan. Issues to be addressed include dispersed uses of the lakeside zone, outfitter uses of the basin, and motorized boat use of the lake. The project history is on the Willamette NF website.
Warner Repeater Relocation Project
This project will move the Warner Mountain Repeater from its existing location on the 2129-438 spur to a new site on the 2129-342 spur.Because the project is non-ground disturbing, it will be covered with a non-documented CE and is cancelled in SOPA.
Sweet Home Ranger District
Commercial thinning in about 1300 acres of 40-60 year old managed stands and 1000 acres of 90-120 year-old natural stands.
Cascadia Day Use Forest Plan Amendment and Site Development
Proposed Forest Plan amendment to change about 10 ac. of an administrative site MA 13B to Developed Recreation MA 12a. Also, construct parking area for 8-10 vehicles, plant low-maintenance landscaping, and construct ADA interpretive tail.
Cascadia Day Use Site Development
Construct parking area for 8-10 vehicles, install toilet and low-maintenance landscaping, construct interpretive trail, panels and kiosk, and stabilize CCC-era wall.
Implement vegetation-related projects from Cool Soda All Lands Restoration Proposal. Thin 545 ac. of young stands, regen 71 ac. for noble fir boughs, regen 14 acres in mature stand, fuel treatments, special forest products, traditional resources
Smith Prairie Meadow Maintenance
Enhance and maintain meadow complex by reducing encroachment of conifers (remove saplings under 4 inches), seed collection, girdling 1-2 trees/acre under 12 inches DBH and falling 1 tree/acre for down wood.
Soda Fork Large Wood Enhancement
Improve spawning and rearing habitat in Soda Fork Creek for Upper Willamette Winter Steelhead and Spring Chinook that are listed as Threatened under the Endangered Species Act and improve stream complexity in Soda Fork Creek.
Accelerate development of structural complexity in the LSR and strategically manage hazardous fuels along Highway 20. Improve health, vigor and contribute wood products in matrix. 880 ac. 36-80yr.old stands, 100 acres of 81-105 yr. old stands
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.