Projects

The Umatilla National Forest is involved in dozens of activities every year.

The Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA), published quarterly, makes it easier for you to keep track of and participate in our planning efforts. It lists all the projects we will be working on in the coming months. There is a contact person listed for each project that you can get in touch with for additional information.

If you have any comments about this web page, or would like to be added to an e-mail list to be notified when the Umatilla National Forest project information is updated, please send a message to katherinerichardson@usda.gov

Umatilla National Forest Project Spotlights

High Buck Vegetation Management

Timber harvest, non-commercial thinning, and prescribed burning in the vicinity of Horseshoe Prairie, Ninemile Ridge, and Buck Mountain.

Davis Farm Bill

Project within area designated in section 602(b)/(c) of HFRA, within WUI, and Condition Class 2 and 3 Fire Regime Group I and III. Project would reduce the risk and extent of insect/disease infestation, and increase forest stand resiliency.

All Current and Recent Projects

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Under Analysis

10-Yr Pomeroy Non-Commercial Thinning and Prescribed Fire Maintenance

NCT and Prescribed fire will be used in areas of previous treatment and/or wildfire in order to maintain vegetation characteristics and disturbances that would be expected to occur under natural disturbance regimes.

Davis Farm Bill

Project within area designated in section 602(b)/(c) of HFRA, within WUI, and Condition Class 2 and 3 Fire Regime Group I and III. Project would reduce the risk and extent of insect/disease infestation, and increase forest stand resiliency.

Elbow Insect and Disease Project

Thinning of over dense stands by commercial harvest and non commercial thinning to lower potential risk of insect mortality.

Ellis Integrated Vegetation Project

The Ellis Project is being developed to improve wildlife habitat, restore resiliency against insect/disease and wildfire, protect values at risk, provide timber products, and enhance public and traditional land uses.

Forest Management Direction for Large Diameter Trees in Eastern Oregon

The USFS will evaluate alternatives to the wildlife standard of the Eastside Screens that limits harvest of trees greater than 21 inches for the Umatilla, Wallowa-Whitman, Malheur, Ochoco, Deschutes, and Fremont-Winema National Forests.

High Buck Vegetation Management

Timber harvest, non-commercial thinning, and prescribed burning in the vicinity of Horseshoe Prairie, Ninemile Ridge, and Buck Mountain.

Ragged Ruby

The project includes a suite of activities to restore forest resiliency and function, including: upland restoration activities; watershed, fisheries, and wildlife restoration; prescribed burning; road activities; and recreation system changes.

Analysis Completed

Forestwide Aquatic Restoration

Aquatic restoration on public and private lands within the boundary of the UNF and/or adjacent lands in boundary-spanning 5th HUC watersheds where restoration activities would benefit or help achieve Forest Service aquatic restoration goals.

Sunrise Vegetation and Fuels Management

Timber harvest, other tree cutting activities and fuels treatments to move conditions to desired levels and/or ranges. Utilize existing road system except, 11 miles of temp road, of which utilizes 9 miles on existing road templates.

Upper Touchet Vegetation Management Project

Vegetation management with commercial and non-thinning, prescribed burning and recreation area management treatments to protect values at risk including forest resiliency, human safety, and infrastructure protection

West End Farm Bill

Project within area designated in section 602(b)/(c) of HFRA, within WUI, and Condition Class 2 or 3 Fire Regime Groups I or III. Project would reduce the risk and extent of insect/disease infestation, and increase forest stand resiliency.

On Hold

Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision

The revised Land Management Plans (Forest Plans) for the Malheur, Umatilla, and Wallowa-Whitman National Forests (Blue Mountains) provide an updated framework to guide the management of approximately 5.5 million acres of National Forest System lands.

Cancelled

Blue Mountains Forest Resiliency Project

The Blue Mountains Forest Resiliency Project will propose thinning and prescribed burning on approximately 610,000 acres on the Ochoco, Umatilla and Wallowa-Whitman National Forests.

Ski Bluewood Snow Making Project

Ski Bluewood is proposing to install a snow making system in their base area so they can make snow to cover those lowest elevation ski runs when natural snow is not adequate.

Project Archive

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



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