Projects

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Project Spotlights

    Twisp Restoration

    Landscape-scale aquatic and terrestrial restoration project including the lower Twisp River and Alder Creek drainages, excluding the Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness.

    Swauk Mining Plans of Operation Analysis

    This project will analyze ten mining Plans of Operations submitted to the Cle Elum Ranger District of the OWNF to fulfill responsibilities established by the 1872 Mining Law as amended and the Forest Land Policy and Management Act of 1976.

All Current and Recent Projects

Developing Proposal

  • Crawfish Lake Campground Host Site Utility Installation

    Installation of a waste vault and power to an existing campsite to create a camp host site at Crawfish Lake Campground. Trenching of approximately 1,000 feet would be required to install the buried powerline.

  • Potato Patch Plan of Operation

    Forest review of a submitted Plan of Operation for placer mining on claims associated with the Potato Patch mine.

Under Analysis

  • Administrative and Developed Recreation Site Hazard Tree Removal

    Removal of hazard trees in administrative and developed recreation sites on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Sites would include tree removal in campgrounds, at trailheads, day use areas, guard stations and other admin. & developed rec. sites.

  • Box Canyon Trail

    Construct approximately 5 miles of non-motorized trail from 25 Mile Creek Helibase to Box Canyon on the south shore of Lake Chelan.

  • Cedar Allotment Trough Installation (2022)

    Trough installation within the fence line that separates the Marias and Bear Trap/Cow Camp pastures. The trough would improve cattle distribution, forage and utilization for each pasture.

  • Club Site Permit Reissuances

    To reissue a new permit to two existing club sites. The duration of these permits will be 5 years.

  • Frog Division Fence Realignment (2022)

    Realign an established fence line that was destroyed by wildfire in 2015. The fence realignment would allow for better livestock movement when rotating between pastures, with the fence installation providing a completely enclosed pasture.

  • Gold Creek Valley Restoration

    A multi-partner effort to recover Gold Creek bull trout populations by correcting habitat conditions which create significant mortality, reconnecting the creek and floodplain, and restoring natural processes. Provide recreation at this valued site.

  • Little Naches River Floodplain Restoration, RM 3.25-4.49 (Longmire Levee)

    Restore stream complexity and reconnect floodplain for watershed and species restoration.

  • Little Naches Upland Restoration

    Project proposes commercial harvest and non-commercial thinning in the project area and road decommissioning in Inventoried Roadless Area. Storymap link: https://usfs.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=cc493b47b6c247c587f58db21e2a0d19

  • Mad Roaring Mills Landscape Restoration Project

    Terrestrial and Aquatic restoration treatments in Lower Mad, Roaring Creek, Mills Creek-Entiat River watersheds.

  • Mission Ridge Ski and Board Resort Expansion Project

    Project is to amend the Mission Ridge Special Use Permit, building a new access road, constructing new alpine ski lifts and ski runs on Forest Service lands.

  • Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail Comprehensive Plan

    The Comprehensive Plan will develop administrative and management objectives and practices and desired conditions for the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail on public lands in Forest Service Regions 1 and Regions 6.

  • Pacific Power Distribution Line Rebuild - Nile Hendrix Project

    Pacific Power will upgrade 28 miles of distribution line and relocate parts of main distribution feeder to HWY 410 ROW (construct 14 linear miles); eight miles of distribution line will be removed from the current transmission right of way on Forest.

  • Planning and Management of Domestic Sheep and Goat Grazing within the range of Bighorn Sheep

    Proposal to amend Land and Resource Management Plans to provide forest plan direction for managing domestic sheep and goat grazing within the range of Bighorn sheep to better provide for bighorn sheep viability in the context of range management.

  • Recreation Residence Improvement and Maintenance Projects

    Improvements and maintenance projects at cabins in Gold Creek and Bear Cove Summer Home Tracts.

  • Swauk Mining Plans of Operation Analysis

    This project will analyze ten mining Plans of Operations submitted to the Cle Elum Ranger District of the OWNF to fulfill responsibilities established by the 1872 Mining Law as amended and the Forest Land Policy and Management Act of 1976.

  • Taneum Restoration Project

    This project is evaluating opportunities for the restoration of riparian processes and forest vegetation structure and fuel patterns to improve forest resiliency to severe insect, disease, and wildfire disturbances and reduce the risk of habitat loss

  • Twisp Restoration

    Landscape-scale aquatic and terrestrial restoration project including the lower Twisp River and Alder Creek drainages, excluding the Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness.

  • U.S. Border Patrol Radio Repeaters Special Use Permit

    U.S. Border Patrol proposes to install radio repeaters at existing communication sites on Flagg Mtn, Sweetgrass Butte, North Twentymile Peak, and Slate Peak.

  • Upper Wenatchee Pilot Project

    Landscape scale aquatic and terrestrial restoration project which includes fuels, roads, vegetation, and aquatic habitat improvement treatments. Details also here: https://arcg.is/S1X4z https://www.facebook.com/784196435031210/videos/236848004676892

  • YA4750 - AT&T FirstNet Communication Tower

    Construct an AT&T FirstNet communication tower to enhance communications needed by first responders, search and rescue, disaster response and recovery, and everyday mobile users.

Analysis Completed

  • Cougar Creek Danger Trees

    The Forest Service is proposing the removal of dead trees within 150 feet of selected roads. Any tree that is dead, and is within 150 feet of the road, will be subject to removal regardless of species.

  • East Fork Mission Creek Road FS 7100 Closure and Trail Re-Route Project

    The intent of the proposed project is to remove the lower 2.8 miles of the 7100-000 road from the transportation system and provide access from 7101-000 to the upper 3.9 miles of the 7100-000 road by constructing a new trail in a better location.

  • Entiat River Road, North Fork Entiat Road, Duncan Road, Shady Pass Danger Tree Removal

    Removal of dead trees within 150 feet of selected roads to address potential of dead trees falling on vehicles or people and blocking ingress/egress.

  • FSR6910 Road Repair and maintenance

    Project is to issue a road use permit to T-Mobile to complete light maintenance road repairs to FSR6910 to the communications site on Round Mountain.

  • Railroad Creek Driftwood Harbor Protection

    Temporarily place 6-10 ecology blocks above OHW to deflect overbank flows from Railroad Creek away from a potential avulsion low spot that flows directly into Driftwood Harbor.

On Hold

  • Motorized Travel Management

    Designate roads/trails/areas open to motorized vehicle use outside of wilderness consistent with Travel Management Rule. Roads/trails/areas not designated as open would be closed to motorized use. Project does not address over-the-snow motorized use.

  • Name Change on Existing Waterline Authorization

    This proposal would authorize a name change on an existing permit. The land was sold and the permit authorizes a waterline to cross National Forest Land.

Cancelled

  • Boundary Butte Communication Site Additions CE

    Installation of additional propane tanks at existing site

  • Chelan County PUD Distribution Line Permit Renewal

    Renew special use permit for existing above ground and below ground distribution lines, including power poles, transformers, vaults, substations and numerous other electrical facilities located on NFS lands.

  • Ditch, Dam, & Reservoir Permit Reissuances

    The individual actions consolidated into this project had no new extraordinary circumstances that could be meaningfully evaluated to warrant further analysis. Previous NEPA decisions and updated FS guidance were sufficient for SUP issuance.

  • KOHO Radio Communication Site

    Permit for KOHO Radio communication site tower and for an ice bridge to protect wiring.

  • Minnow Creek 2 Aquatic Organism Passage (AOP)

    Culverts will be pulled from two spurs off the 6210 road in order to improve aquatic organism passage opportunities. Prior to culvert removal road maintenance levels will be converted FR 6210-120 (est. 1 mile) and 0.5 mile of 6210-120 from ML2 to ML1

  • North Cascades Ecosystem Grizzly Bear Restoration Plan/Environmental Impact Statement

    The National Park Service and Fish and Wildlife Service are preparing a North Cascades Ecosystem Grizzly Bear Restoration Plan and Environmental Impact Statement to determine how to restore the grizzly bear to the North Cascades ecosystem.

  • Okanogan Forest Plan Amendments

    Amend Okanogan National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan standards and guidelines addressing management of Forest Plan Old Growth and vegetative cover used by deer.

  • Okanogan Wenatchee Forest Plan Revision

    The Land and Resource Management Plans of combined Okanogan and Wenatchee National Forests are being revised as required by the National Forest Management Act. The focus is to update parts of the plans no longer current and requiring change.

  • Ravens Roost Communications Site-Facility 1-Issue new 20 year communication site lease

    Issuance of a new 20 year special use permit/communications site lease to the new facility owner.

  • Recreation Residence and Organizational Camp Projects

    Owners of Recreation Residences in several Recreation Residence tracts and YMCA Camp Dudley have submitted applications for various repairs and alterations to their privately owned structures to ensure safety, accessibility and regulatory compliance.

  • Reed Ridge Hazardous Fuels Reduction

    Improve timber stand and wildlife habitat by reducing risk of wildfire through ladder fuel reduction thinning and prescribed fire on up to 3000 acres of National Forest lands.

  • Short Term Recreation Event SPU reissuance for Yakima Ski Benders Little Naches Poker Run

    Short Term Recreation Event Special Use Permit reissuance for Yakima Ski Benders Little Naches Poker Run.

  • Various Water Transmission Lines and Storage Tank Re-Issuance Permits CE

    Re-issuance of new term permits for existing water transmission lines and water storage tanks across the district

  • Wenatchee River RD Outfitter and Guide Priority Special Use Permit Renewals

    This project proposes renewing five 10 year prioirty use permits for Outfitter and Guide services on the Wenatchee River Ranger District. Two permittees also operate on the Entat R.D. and are included in these renewals.

  • Wenatchee-Chiwawa Irrigation District Permit Renewal

    Renew permit for existing irrigation ditch on NFS lands

  • White Pass Ski Area Structure and Facility Improvement

    Duplicate SOPA entry. See Project #60666 for future updates on this project.

  • WRRD Outfitter and Guide Priority Use Permit Renewal

    This project proposes renewing five 10 year prioirty use permits for Outfitter and Guide services on the Wenatchee River Ranger District. Two permittees also operate on the Entat R.D. and are included in these renewals.

Project Archive

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