The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA  requires federal agencies to consider the environmental impacts of proposed federal actions, or specific projects, related to forest management under the plan. Depending on whether or not a proposed action could significantly affect the natural environment, either an Environmental Assessment (EA) or an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is prepared. View additional U.S. Forest Service Planning and Environmental Policy information.

Below you will find information about specific projects that the Gifford Pinchot ational Forest is evaluating, planning, or actively implementing.

Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

The Gifford Pinchot's National Forest's Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA), is published quarterly (Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter.)

To view our Schedule of Proposed Actions, please visit the Forest Service SOPA page for the Gifford Pinchot National Forest 

Specific Information: For proposal-specific information, please contact the corresponding "Project Contact" listed in the SOPA.

Future Involvement: To be included in future public involvement for a specific proposal, contact the corresponding "Project Contact" listed in the SOPA and indicate your interest in being involved.

Past SOPA Reports: Visit the Forest Service SOPA page for the Gifford Pinchot National Forest for the most recent past SOPA reports in both PDF and HTML formats.

Gifford Pinchot National Forest Current and Recent Projects

Under Analysis

  • Forestwide Non-commercial Thinning 2022

    The proposed action is designed to reduce and control stand density through non-commercial thinning (also called pre-commercial thinning) on overstocked stands.

  • Mount Adams South Climb / Cold Springs Trailhead Improvements

    Trailhead improvements necessary to ensure quality visitor experiences, improved sanitation and safety, and resource protection and restoration in the vicinity of the Mt. Adams South Climb (#183) and Cold Springs (#72) trailheads.

  • Upper Wind Forest Management

    This project intends to accomplish a range of vegetative treatments including thinning and early seral creation on 4,308 acres. It also includes a number of other restoration activities to benefit forest habitats including road closure

  • Yellowjacket

    Produce a sustainable supply of forest products; improve terrestrial and riparian habitat conditions; promote huckleberry growth; enhance old-growth conditions; improve visitor access. ID Team is working through public comments on June EA (2022).

Project Archive

Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.