Projects

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Olympic 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

Cisneros Shake Mill Permit Reissuance

This project is for the reissuance of a special use permit to Jose Cisneros-Sanchez for the continued presence of several shake mill structures on National Forest System land, for a period of 20 years.

Dungeness Watershed Roads Management Project

Treatment of about 25 miles of roads identified in the Dungeness Watershed Action Plan as impacting or at risk of impacting aquatic resources. Treatment may include road closures, road decommissioning, or road to trail conversions.

GDRC FSR 2200-015 Forest Road Special Use Permit and Tailhold Use

Green Diamond Resource Company has applied for authorizations to (1) reconstruct, use, and decommission FSR 2200-015 (2) haul rock and timber on FSR 22, and (3) use three trees as tailholds for harvest of unit GH-140.

Grays Harbor PUD #1 Permit Reissuance

Replacement of a special use permit authorizing the continued operation and maintenance of existing buried and aerial power transmission and distribution lines, for a period of 20 years. The action will replace two permits issued in 1979 and 1980.

Henricksen Waterline Reissue

Reissue waterline Special Use Permit that has been in use since the 1930's. No changes to the existing footprint are proposed.

Olympic National Park Mountain Goat Management Plan

Non-native mountain goat removal to address resource and safety issues on the Olympic Peninsula. Goats could be removed from the Olympic National Park and Forest. Goats could be translocated to Mount Baker-Snoqualmie and Okanagon-Wenatchee NFs.

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.

Shoemake Waterline Permit Reissue

Reissue waterline Special Use Permit, in use since the 1930's. No changes to the existing footprint.

Wynoochee Restoration and Road Management Project

Thin 2nd growth forest stands to accelerate old growth habitat development. Adjust road maintenance levels to match priorities for maintenance, closure and decommissioning. Authorize campground hazard tree removal and minor recreation adjustments.

Analysis Completed

North Fork Calawah Vegetation Management Project

Vegetation management (timber harvest) and restoration treatments on 4,000 acres to accelerate development of late-successional forest habitat conditions for wildlife and watershed health, and to contribute to local economies.

On Hold

Calawah OHV Project

Develop Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) trail system and staging area in the Bonidu area within the North Fork Calawah watershed. The proposal would provide about 22 miles of interlinking trails and close/rehabilitate about 6 miles of user created trails.

Dosewallips Road Washout

Forest Service Road 2610 washed out during the January 2002 storm event. Environmental analysis will be conducted to determine access to Olympic National Park and Forest Service campgrounds.

Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife Boat Launch Special Use Permit Reissuance

Reissue a 20-year term Special Use Permit for the use and associated maintenance of a boat launch on the Hoh River.

Cancelled

Dedmore Private Road Reissuance

Reissue 20-year Special Use Permit for 500 feet of private road.

Dedmore Waterline Reissuance

Reissue 20-year Special Use Permit for a waterline (1000 ft. of 1 1/2 in. pipe) and associated improvements.

Grays Harbor Public Utilities District Neilton Point Maintenance Special Use Permit Modification

Modify Grays Harbor County Public Utilities District existing Special Use Permit to remove or top up to six trees that are interfering with transmission from the Neilton Point electronic site.

Hanson Road Access

Stafford Lumber proposes to improve an existing road to access private property.

Humptulips Thinning

Commercially variable density thin (thinning, heavy thinning, gaps up to two acres in size, and skips) up to 70 harvest acres, to be achieved through a timber sale/stewardship contract (uneven-aged harvesting).

Norwood Conveyance

Sell property that is surplus to Forest Service needs. The property contains a number of structures\improvements, including but not limited to two residences.

Quinault Indian Nation Water Transmission Line Reissuance

Reissuance of an existing special use permit for the Quinault Indian Nation for the continued use and maintenance of an existing water transmission line on National Forest System land, for a period of 20 years.

Rayonier Fahnestock Access

Permit Rayonier, Inc. to reconstruct approximately 400 ft of road and construct another 800 ft to access private timber land. Total right-of-way length would be 1292 ft by 60 ft in width. Total acreage would be 1.7 acres.

Rocky Brook Hydroelectric Permit Renewal

Rocky Brook Hydroelectric Limited Partnership is seeking a new 20-year special use permit for their existing facilities. The project diverts up to 40 cubic feet per second (cfs) from Rocky Brook, with a minimum in-stream flow of 5 cfs.

Trapper Creek Aquatic Organism Passage

The existing culvert on Forest Road 2850 at the Trapper Creek crossing (MP 0.8), would be replaced with a structure designed to allow passage for all aquatic organisms. Structures made of rock and wood may be incorporated in the design.

Verizon New Communication Site

Verizon proposes to install a new building and tower along Highway 101 to provide better service in the area.

Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Bogachiel Fish Habitat Enhancement Structure Permit Reissuance

WA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife has held a special use permit for construction and maintenance of fish habitat enhancement structures near the Bogachiel River. The permit has expired, and reissuance of a new 10-year permit is proposed.

Project Archive

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Key Contacts

 

NEPA/Planning

Greg Wahl - Environmental Coordinator
(360) 956-2375
gtwahl@fs.fed.us



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