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

Developing Proposal

  • Northwest Forest Plan Amendment

    The 21 members of the Northwest Forest Plan (NWFP) Federal Advisory Committee will provide NWFP modernization recommendations to the USFS.

  • Olallie Lake Boat Launch Improvements

    Project proposes to apply compacted gravel to an existing boat launch and maintain drainage ditches along the launch to prevent or reduce erosion into the lake.

Under Analysis

  • Little White Salmon Forest Resiliency and Fire Risk Mitigation Project

    Increase forest resiliency to climate-related stressors and mitigate fire risk to highly valued resources in the Little White Salmon Watershed. Proposed actions will include commercial timber harvest, fuels treatments and other restoration projects.

  • 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.

  • Red Mountain Toilet Installation

    Installation of a Romtec valut toilet at Red Mountain to support recreation rental of the Red Mountain Fire Lookout. Toilet will not be installed until rec rental is approved.

  • USGS Lahar Monitoring Station Installation

    A monitoring and alert system is needed to mitigate lahar hazards for communities in the area, including Trout Lake. USGS proposed to install 5 new monitoring stations.

  • Yellowjacket

    Produce a sustainable supply of forest products; improve terrestrial and riparian habitat conditions; promote huckleberry growth; enhance old-growth conditions; improve visitor access. DRAFT DECISION NOTICE/FONSI published 2/8/2024

Analysis Completed

  • 2020 Flood Damage ERFO Repairs

    Project proposes to repair nine road segments damaged during the February 2020 flood event. Actions include removing landslide debris, repairing/cleaning culverts and ditches, embankment and slope reinforcement.

  • High Bridge Trail Bridge Replacement

    Replaces a failed trail bridge with a new bridge that meets current user needs and most recent design specifications. Constructs a short trail realignment to create the bridge approach.

  • Mount St. Helens NVM/Forest Road 99 Toilet Replacements

    Replacement of three toilet facilities and construction of one new toilet facility at three recreation sites along Forest Roads 99 and 26.

  • Mount St. Helens Recreation Site Decommissioning

    Proposes the decommissioning of deteriorating toilets and some associated recreation infrastructure at three sites on Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument / Mount St. Helens Ranger District.

  • Pine Creek Trail Extension

    Construct 1-mile of new trail to connect the Pine Creek/Jack Pine Trail (#216C) to the Muddy River Lahar area.

Project Archive

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