Current 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

Note: Not all projects may appear on map. See list below for complete list of projects with more information or documentation.

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Under Analysis

Forest Road 93 Partial Road Closure

The proposal is to close and stabilize Forest Road 9300 from mile post 1.1-2.1 as this is a narrow road segment with a significant history of road damage, a backlog of deferred maintenance, and alternative access is available via Forest Road 9039.

Kraus Ridge

Produce commercial yields of timber, accelerate the development of old-growth forest characteristics and achievement of ACS objectives, enhance huckleberry production, maintain a safe, efficient transportation network and other restoration projects.

Middle Wind Thin

The proposal consists of vegetation treatments in the Wind River Watershed. Actions include thinning of plantations (5,300 acres), regeneration harvest (38 acres), and road closures. A 30-day comment period on the EA begins 11/16/2018.

Spirit Lake Access Route

The proposed action is to improve limited administrative access to the southwest shore of Spirit Lake. The proposed action would require periodic use of the 1980s access route for use by tracked equipment and ATVs.

Analysis Completed

Covel Creek Falls Trail (#228A) Reroute

Reroute approx. 0.25 miles of Covel Creek Falls Trail to reduce the number of stream crossings and decommission the existing segment to a natural-appearing condition. New directional signs would be installed to improve navigation at intersections.

On Hold

Ape Cave Interpretive Site Improvement Projects

Actions being considered to address the impacts associated with increasing visitor use and after-hours vandalism include installation of cave gates, establishment of defined hours of operation and implementation of nightly and off-season closures.

Project Archive

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