Willamette National Forest All Units
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.
Detroit Ranger District
2014 Lands Permits
Renew three lands special use permits, Bureau of Reclamation Weather station, City of Idanha Water system, and Breitenbush Hot Springs Mobile radio Service new term of 10 years. This is an administrative action no ground disturbance will take place.
2014 Recreation Permits
Renew three recreation special use permits Detroit Lake Marina, Kanes Marina, and Chemeketans Club to a new term of 10 years. This is an administrative action no ground disturbance will take place.
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.
City of Detroit Water System Update
Fence to be installed around water building on Breitenbush Rd. Install emergency drainline from water storage tank. Reissue special use permit.
Formerly Hwy 46 North. Treatments will occur in the Breitenbush Watershed, including commercial thinning, early seral creation, riparian reserve treatment, viewshed enhancements, meadow restoration, hazardous fuels treatments, PCT and pruning.
McKenzie River Ranger District
410 Root Rot Pocket Removal Project
The proposed project would remove all Douglas fir trees within a six acre area that has been identified to have extensive root disease. This project would remove alive and dead trees to create a buffer from the adjacent healthy forest.
Flat Country Floral Greens Project
This project would remove floral greens: beargrass, salal, fern fronds, and vine maple/ceanothus sticks. This would occur on approximately 28,523 acres of the McKenzie River Ranger District. The sell of these products will be done under permits.
French Pete Creek Crossing Repair
The proposed project would harden the creek crossing at mile 2.1 of the French Pete Creek Trail (FS Trail 3311) to mitigate erosion.
The proposed project would treat approximately 66 acres located in two stands that are approximately 44 years old. Treatments would include 26 acres of commercial thinning, four acres of gaps, and 36 acres of skips.
Goose EIS 2015
The Goose Project proposes to commercially harvest and reduce fuels on approximately 2,452 acres on the Willamette National Forest near the community of McKenzie Bridge, Oregon.
Green Mountain Project
The Green Mountain Project proposes to commercially harvest on approximately 4,398 acres on the Willamette National Forest near the community of Blue River, Oregon.
The proposed project would commercially thin timber stands up to 120 years of age on approximately 645 acres.
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 Floodplain Enhancement
The project would reconstruct portions of the mainstem and side channels, by adding gravel and over 3000 pieces of wood to the stream and floodplain. Several levees and rip-rap would be removed to improve floodplain access.
OHV Trails 22 and 42 Reroute Project
This proposed project would reroute approximately .5 miles of OHV trails 22 and 42 in the Santiam Pass OHV Area. The work would be done with heavy machinery and the old trails would be decommissioned.
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.
Santiam Transplant Removal Project
The proposed project would allow the removal of conifer species less than 6.9 inches in diameter and under 10 feet tall. The conifers would be removed using hand tools along existing roadways and approved by permit for personal use only.
Wolf Boughs Project
The Wolf Boughs project would remove approximately one hundred thirty-one tons (62,000 pounds) of coniferous boughs over 123 acres, under contracts or permits.
Middle Fork Ranger District
American Tower Cell Towers
This project will install 6 commercial cell tower sites along Highway 58 from Willamette Pass to near the western edge of the Willamette National Forest.
Cowhorn Thinning Project
Project would thin stand (37 acres) at a moderate spacing including gaps or openings typical with the adjacent LSR thinning project, Hehe. Sale would also perform road maintenance on approximately 11 miles of road 1817.
Gold Lake Project
The Forest Service proposes to replace the Gold Lake boat ramp and reroute trails in the area to better accommodate the type of trail use and the number of visitors.
Hills Creek - Lookout Point Power Line Re-alignment
Two sections of the BPA power line between Hills Creek and Lookout Point Reservoirs will need a slight adjustment in the right of way. There will also be replacement of poles along the entire project corridor. Line adjustments due to unstable ground.
Jim's Creek Prescribed Burn
The Forest Service proposes to under burn the Jim's Creek area to maintain the open forest component. The approximately 688 acres would be burned in phases and burns could be repeated.
Lower Staley Floodplain 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.
Maple Creek Prescribed Burn
We are proposing to conduct a prescribed underburn (without any pre-treatment) in this 38-acre forest unit in order to thin the stand out through fire-induced mortality.
Meadow and Forage Restoration
The purpose of this project is to cover maintenance burning and whip felling for the next 10 years as needed to stop encroachment and maintain the meadows.
Middle Fork Ranger District 2016 Rock Crushing
The Middle Fork Ranger District currently needs a steady supply of crushed rock for ongoing and upcoming road maintenance and projects. Two pits will be analyzed and potentially expanded. See attached map.
Middle Fork Ranger District PCT Pruning
The Forest Service proposes to thin overstocked plantation stands for optimal growth, stand health, late successional reserve characteristics, watershed quality, and to favor desired species such as pine and oak, along with native forbs and grasses
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.
Sawtooth Trail Reroute (FS Trail 3634)
Middle Fork Recreation proposes to reroute 1500 feet of the Sawtooth trail in the Oregon Cascades Recreation Area to improve sustainability and to improve the trail user experience.
Upper Little Fall Project
The Middle Fork Ranger District of the Willamette National Forest proposes density management on about 1720 acres of young plantations located in the Little Fall Creek subwatershed.The project would include the reconstruction of existing roads.
Waldo Road Brushing Project
Cut vegetation and conifers along road 5897 from the top of the cut bank to the bottom of the fill. Road brushing will be started with areas that are most prone to wildfire activity and continue to areas that are less prone to wildfire activity.
Sweet Home Ranger District
Harvest 3.6 MMBF from 13 stands aged 36-60 years old. Commercially thin 264 acres, leave ~27 acres of gaps (1/2-1 acre in size), leave ~143 acres of unharvested skips, and 27 acres of early seral creation leaving ~35% canopy cover in clumpy pattern.
ODOT Right of Way
Granting right-of-way to ODOT for Sheep Creek bridge replacement on highway 20.
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.
In managed and natural stands: Promote health, vigor, diversity and complexity ~1770 ac. Mimic mixed-severity fire ~720 ac. Improve hardwood habitat ~290 ac. Improve traditional resources. Generate revenue to improve existing roads. Treat fuels.
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.