Projects

Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

The SOPA list “snapshot” is automatically updated quarterly. 


Forest Projects

Proposed Actions for Naches and Cle Elum District Flood Repair Projects 2013

Motorized Travel Management

 

CERCLA Projects

Holden Mine Site Cleanup

Azurite Mine Site Cleanup

Antimony Queen Mine Site Cleanup

Beth Lake Prospect Cleanup

Minnie Mine and Mill Site Cleanup

Copper Glance Mine


Conconully Ranger Station Auction


Forest Projects

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Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Project Spotlights

Twisp Restoration

Landscape-scale aquatic and terrestrial restoration project including the Twisp River, Alder Creek, Rader Creek, and Wolf 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

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Developing Proposal

Methow Trails Association Permit Renewal

Renew the current ski area permit issued to Methow Trails Association with no changes to permit area or activities.

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.

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.

Beth Lake Campground Improvements

Re-install five campsites with CXT toilet and parking facilities in Beth Lake Campground in location of former Upper Beaver Lake Campground area.

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.

Chelan County Distribution and Transmission Line Pole Replacement

Replacement of 4 distribution and 2 transmission line poles

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.

Club Site Permit Reissuances

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

Cougar Creek Danger Trees

The Forest Service is proposing the removal of dead trees within 150 feet of selected roads (Table 2). Any tree that is dead, and is within 150 feet of the road, will be subject to removal regardless of species.

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.

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.

Local Tel Camp 4 Communication Site Tower

Project authorizing a special use permit for the installation of a 30 foot guyed tower, 2 - 2ft x 2ft x 6ft electronic/battery cabinets, a 12inch x 10 foot pedestal with solar panel, propane tank, and 6 kw generator at a previously used location.

Loup Loup Ski Area Improvements

Loup Loup Ski Area management have proposed several improvements to the ski area, including a new day lodge and expansion of the equipment rental building, camping facilities, and other changes.

McKenzie - Beverly 115Kv Electric Transmission Line Permit

Issue a permit for another term for an exisitng electrical transmission line that crosses National Forest System lands and supplies several substations with electricity.

Methow Valley Communication District McClure Tower Replacement

Replace several small, aging, inadequate towers with a 100-foot tower to provide for safer operations with adequate space for existing and future operations. No new frequencies or tenants would be added in this project.

Minnow Creek 1 Aquatic Organism Passage (AOP)

The project intent is to remove two culverts on closed roads, 6210-120 and 6210-160, and improve a bridge on 6210-000 to improve aquatic organism passage.

Mission Ridge Chair 2 replacement

Replacement chair lift in the same alignment as the existing Chair 2. Chair 2 replacement lift would begin in the same location as existing Chair 2.

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.

Nason Confluence Habitat Enhancement Project

The project proposes to excavate an existing high flow side channel on lower Nason Creek and install wood complexity to provide year round side-channel habitat for fish that provides cooler water habitat during the hot summers.

Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail Bridge Replacement

Replace collapsed, burned bridge on Pacific NW Nat'l Scenic Trail that crossed an unnamed creek in a deep ravine.

Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail Re-route and Log Bridge

Re-route 0.5 miles of the Pacific NW National Scenic Trail from private land to National Forest land, entailing construction of a log bridge across Cougar Creek.

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.

Potato-Roaring Beaver Dam Analog (BDA)

Beaver dam analogs(BDAs) and other types of post-assisted log structures will be create to simulate natural beaver ponds to restore habitat and increase stream water quality and quantity.

Prince Creek Bridge Replacement

Construct a new bridge across Prince Creek and 1400 feet of new non-motorized trail. The trail to the old collapsed bridge site will be obliterated.

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.

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.

Recreation Residence Improvement and Maintenance Projects

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

Reissuance of Short Term (Less than One Year)Recreation Event Permits

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

Skinney Creek Restoration Project

Reconnect Skinney Creek to its historic floodplain; increase habitat complexity with benefits to Upper Columbia River spring Chinook and steelhead. Create up to 0.5 mile of spawning habitat and improve migratory and rearing habitat for these species.

Stream Habitat Enhancement of the Kahler Reach of Nason Creek

Installation of wood and boulder structures to increase the quantity and quality of pool habitat that was altered by floods in the recent past. Includes installation of wood structures and boulder placement, and decom of 750 ft of road.

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 Twisp River, Alder Creek, Rader Creek, and Wolf Creek drainages, excluding the Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness.

Upper Burns Stream Restoration

Stream restoration on the Entiat River that will create a side channel and will include excavation of the floodplain, large wood structure placement,and revegetation of the site.

Upper Kachess River Restoration

Improve habitat for bull trout (listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act) in approx. 1.7 miles of the Kachess River.

Upper Wenatchee Pilot Project

Landscape scale aquatic and terrestrial restoration project which includes hazardous fuels, road management, vegetation management and aquatic and terrestrial habitat improvement treatments. More info at the site below. https://arcg.is/1XrvL8

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 2014 Projects

The Naches R.D. is considering a proposal by the White Pass Company, the operator of the White Pass Ski Area, to expand its Nordic ski trail system and facilities.

Analysis Completed

Little Crow Project w/Proposed Northwest Forest Plan Amendment

Restoration project to increase forest resiliency, restore aquatic resources, and maintain public access within the larger context of the Little Naches Watershed.

On Hold

KOHO Radio Communication Site

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

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.

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 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.

Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail Comprehensive Plan

The Comprehensive Plan will develop administrative and management goals, objectives and practices for public lands in Forest Service Regions 1 and Regions 6.

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.

Cancelled

Boundary Butte Communication Site Additions CE

Installation of additional propane tanks at existing site

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.

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

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.

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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