Projects are proposed actions that are analyzed through the NEPA process (EIS, EA, or CE) that involves analyzing different alternatives to the proposed action, requires public notice and comment, and results in a NEPA decision (ROD, DN, or DM) which, subject to an administrative appeals process, and is implemented on the ground.

The Forest Projects below are projects that we are analyzing or have analyzed under the NEPA process. 

Siuslaw National Forest Current and Recent Projects

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Under Analysis

Hebo Culvert Replacements with Aquatic Organism Replacement Structures

Replace the four failing undersized culverts with an AOP structure on Boulder Creek at old Boulder Creek Road, at Jewel Creek and two AOPs at the FS Road 2283 in the Nestucca watershed for fish passage.

Indian Creek Landscape Management Project

This is a landscape-scale restoration project in the Indian Creek watershed. Activities include: plantation thinning, fish and wildlife habitat enhancement, invasive plant treatments, and road improvements.

Oregon Dunes Restoration Project

Promote development of sustainable veg structure, comp. and pattern, natural ecological processes; treat invasive spp., restore hydrologic function and maintenance and improvement for listed and at risk species and restore recreational opportunities

Sand Lake Restoration Project

This is a landscape-scale restoration project in the Sand Lake watershed. Activities include: plantation thinning, fish and wildlife habitat enhancement, invasive plant treatments, road and recreation improvements, and sand dune restoration.

Analysis Completed

Commercial Special Forest Products Program EA

The Forest-wide Special Forest Products (SFP) EA was completed in 1995. The SFP team has held annual meetings refining site-specific regulations. The intent of this EA is to document those site-specific details.

Heceta Shores Stabilization Project

Construct a shoreline protection structure to stabilize about 325 feet of embankment. The embankment is continuing to fail and poses a risk to private property and homes.

Marys Landscape Management Project

Commercially thin about 2000 acres, create nesting cavities and create coarse woody debris in plantations, decommission about 8.5 miles of road, replace culverts that block fish passage, prevent further loss of meadow habitat, and manage invasives.

Riparian Restoration Project

Thin about 22 acres within 6 stands of less than 80 year old Douglas-fir plantations to evaluate the effects of thinning plantations in riparian areas, with a particular focus on wood recruitment to streams, coho salmon and its habitat.

Schooner-Rock Restoration Project

Project proposes to thin approx. 2,400 acres of young conifer plantations in the Schooner and Rock Creek subwatersheds to promote the development of late-successional forest habitat.

South Nestucca Restoration Project

Thinning previously burned and planted or clear-cut and planted stands using commercial or noncommercial methods. About 1,015 acres of 28-50 year old plantations and 1,311 acres of 76-100 year old plantations of off-site genetic stock.

On Hold

3 Rivers Restoration & Access

Multiple failed bridges on FSR 2285 has cutoff access to Forest Service and Private land. Construct approximately 800 ft. of road from end of FSR 1410 to FSR 2285 to allow Terrestrial and Aquatic restoration and Private access. 36 CFR 220.6(e)(6).

LTEP Research Thinning and Down Wood Creation

Non-commercial thinning in Long Term Ecosystem Productivity (LTEP) plots. Trees will be cut and left as down wood in treated plots.

Promoting connectivity to the future Lincoln City trail system

In conjunction with Lincoln City, develop a system trail which when added to the City system creates a trail out to the coastline. Several user created routes which are creating resource damage would be closed. Estimate less than 1 mile of const.


Rocky Bend and Castle Rock Campground Decommissioning

The Hebo Ranger District was proposing to decommission the Rocky Bend and Castle Rock Campgrounds. The NEPA to decommission these campgrounds has been cancelled and future use is being re-evaluated by Forest and District Staff.

Siuslaw Coastal Meadow Restoration

Project would enable herbicide treatment methods for restoring native coastal meadow vegetation and enhancing habitat for Oregon silverspot butterfly and other pollinators.

Special Use Permit Renewal, Drift Creek Organization Camp

Reissue Organizational Camp permit, changing from an existing annual permit to a 20 year, term permit. Permitted activities have been in existence since the 1940's.

Project Archive

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