Projects

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is an overarching federal law that guides the planning of national forest projects and management activities.

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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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Developing Proposal

Grays Harbor PUD #1 Permit Reissuance

Reissuance 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.

Hanson Road Access

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

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.

Under Analysis

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.

Department of Natural Resources Access Roads

Washington State Department of Natural Resources proposes to construct two new spur roads to access State timberlands. Lengths are 1030 feet and 1700 feet.

Department of Natural Resources Timberland Access

The Washington State Deptartment of Natural Resources is proposing to access state land via National Forest System road 3030000 and a new spur approximately 1200 feet long.

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.

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.

Queets Road Storage 2527 and 2527017

Stabilize the 2527 and 2727017 road system and place in a state of temporary storage/closure. The DNR proposes to remove stream crossings on adjacent land restricting road access for the near term.

Quinault Campgrounds Water Line Replacement

This project would design and replace the existing water distribution systems in Falls Creek Campground and Willaby Campground near Lake Quinault.

Shoemake Waterline Permit Reissue

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

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.

Pacific Northwest Electronic Warfare Range Environmental Assessment

Navy is proposing training electronic warfare range consisting of the movement and operation of mobile emitters. This EA is tiered from previous EIS. Several sites are on Forest Service Roads. Navy documents at: http://go.usa.gov/36s35.

On Hold

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.

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.

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

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

Key Contacts

 

NEPA/Planning

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