Projects

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

Camp Creek Aquatic Organism Passage

Restore fish passage on the Camp Creek crossing of FR 2300 at Mile Post 9.6 by replacing an impassable culvert with a single open-bottomed structure.

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.

Analysis Completed

2015 Goat Mountain Hardrock Prospecting Permit Applications

Provide Forest Service consent, including conditions and notices, to the BLM to issue two hardrock mineral prospecting permit applications on National Forest System lands.

Iron Crystal

Produce timber, develop old-growth characteristics, accelerate the achievement of the Aquatic Conservation Strategy, enhance huckleberries, improve water quality in the Iron/Crystal creek watersheds.

NEON Climate Change Research

The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) is a nationwide, 30-year research effort to investigate the impacts of climate change, land-use change, and invasive species on ecology (under a special use permit).

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.

Summit Creek Campground Decommissioning

Decommission a rustic campground area by removing vault toilet, fire rings, picnic tables and signage. Deconstruct entry route and block with boulders. Decompact soil and replant with native vegetation and trees.

Upper White Salmon and Cascade Creek Comprehensive River Mgmt Plan.

A comprehensive river management plan (CRMP) is required by the Wild and Scenic River Act of 1968 for each segment to provide for the protection of the river values. The CRMP will focus on protecting the river's free-flowing condition & water quality

Upper White Salmon River Forest Restoration and Fire Resilience Project

The proposal includes commercial thinning of both young plantations and older stands with high tree mortality from insect and disease, prescribed burning, fuel break maintenance along Forest Road 82, fuel reduction treatments and tree planting.

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.