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, may be subject to an administrative review process, and results in a NEPA decision (ROD, DN, or DM) and is implemented on the ground. The Projects below are projects that we are analyzing or have analyzed under the NEPA process. Projects that are "Developing Proposal" or "Under Analysis" may have an opportunity for public comment and input on the proposed actions and the analysis being conducted.


Aquatic Invasive Species Prohibition Order

The Pacific Northwest Region of the USDA Forest Service is proposing an order to protect National Forest System lands from aquatic invasive species. The purpose of this order is to prevent the spread or introduction of aquatic invasive plant and animal species.  Examples of aquatic invasive animal and plant species include, but are not limited to, zebra mussels, New Zealand mudsnails, yellow flag iris, and nonnative milfoils.  These species are commonly transferred between water bodies by boats, boat trailers and recreational gear.  This order will also help maintain native species populations and provide recreation and aesthetic benefits for present and future forest users across National Forest System lands.  This order would prohibit possession of aquatic invasive species which would enable our law enforcement officers to put into effect two federal regulations (36 CFR 261.58(s) and 36 CFR 261.58(t)) associated with protecting National Forest System lands from aquatic invasive species.  The enforcement of these regulations would increase our consistency with the invasive species statues of Oregon and Washington State. 


The current short-term order is found here: