Projects

Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

The Schedule of Proposed Actions, often referred to as the SOPA, contains a list of proposed actions that will begin or are currently undergoing environmental analysis and documentation. Questions, comments, and or requests to be on the mailing list for a specific project listed in the SOPA should be directed to the Project Contact listed for every project in the SOPA.

Please click on the link below for a list of the proposed actions on the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. The link will take you to the national website. Please click on the first link on that page for the current SOPA report.

 

HIGHLIGHTED PROJECTS

East Face of the Elkhorn Mountains Project


Wallowa-Whitman 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

Headwaters Initiative: Sheep Creek Small Streams Restoration

The objective is to improve spring/summer chinook, summer steelhead, and bull trout habitat through instream wood placement.

Headwaters Initiative: Small Streams Restoration

The objective is to improve spring/summer chinook, summer steelhead, and bull trout habitat through instream wood placement, livestock exclusion, fencing and seeding.

Longley Meadows Fish Habitat Enhancement Project

Phase II of the Bird Track Springs Fish Enhancement Project. The objective is to enhance 1.55 miles of fish habitat for salmonids by creating an active and available floodplain, relocating channels, enhancing riparian vegetation and wetlands.

Mt. Emily OHV Connector Trail

Convert NFS road 3120-510 into an OHV trail

Mt. Fanny ODOT Special Use Permit

New authorization to replace missing file record and/or history of agreements for the site. Changes are only administrative.

Under Analysis

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.

Circle C Administrative Site Special Use

The Forest Service proposes to issue a special use permit which would provide terms and conditions under which Idaho Power Company could build and operate a housing facility on approximately 3.5 acres of National Forest Service lands at Circle C.

Cold Elk Range Analysis

The purpose of this project is to implement the direction of the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest Plan by providing grazing on National Forest System lands where suitable.

Hells Canyon Creek Boat Ramp Repair

The Wallowa Whitman proposes to repair the Hells Canyon Creek Boat Ramp. Over the last quarter of a century, the rock material under and around the boat ramp and apron has eroded away, leaving the ramp and apron partially unsupported.

Longley Meadows Test Pit Project

Exploration effort to determine size gradations and quantities of materials along proposed channel alignments and at potential borrow sites to determine suitability for riffle construction in the Longley Meadows Fish Enhancement Project.

Middle Grande Ronde Restoration Project

Instream and floodplain wood placement on 2.5 miles of the Grande Ronde River and lower Fly Creek to improve fish habitat for listed species.

Mt. Emily OPB Permit Renewal

Renewal of an existing Special Use Permit

ODOT Summit Point Communication Site, SUP PIN201802

Renewal of communication tower lease.

Patrick Vegetation Management Project

Improve forest health, the landscape%u2019s resiliency to disturbance, and increase the structural complexity and species diversity of vegetation to provide habitat for a wider range of wildlife species.

Powder River Mining

Analyze proposed mining plans of operations within the Powder River Watershed.

South Catherine Creek WUI Project

70 acre commercial thinning treatment (HTH) designed to modify fire behavior and intensity, expand DFPZs, accelerate the stand toward HRV, improve stand tolerance to insect and disease, and provide for landscape and local connectivity corridors.

Two Eagle Vegetation Management Project

Mechanical thinning, slash busting, prescribed fire, piling and burning to manage and improve vegetative health and sustainability and to treat fuels near wildland urban interface, private lands, and the Eagle Cap Wilderness.

Analysis Completed

Big Sheep Divide Range Analysis

Environmental analysis to authorize livestock grazing for 4 allotments on the Wallowa Valley Ranger District.

Bird Track Springs Fish Enhancement Project

To enhance fish habitat for salmonids by creating active and available floodplain, relocating channel, enhancing side channels and existing channel, enhancing floodplain roughness, enhancing riparian and upland vegetation and wetlands.

Divide WUI

Fuels reduction and thinning in WUI

Forest Plan Amendment to add Aminopyralid to the list of Herbicide Ingredients

Proposal to amend the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan, as amended (Forest Plan, 1990) by adding aminopyralid to the list of herbicides approved to treat invasive plants.

Lostine Corridor Public Safety Project

The primary purpose is to address the public safety issues within the Lostine corridor, as well as mitigate or minimize risks to the other values, including infrastructure (homes, cabins, recreation improvements, roads), the natural resource values.

Lower Imnaha Rangeland Analysis

Authorize commercial livestock grazing on four allotments (Lone Pine, Cow Creek, Rhodes Creek, and Toomey Allotments) located in the lower portion of the Imnaha River.

PacifiCorp Mt. Emily SUP

Permit renewal for PacifiCorp's existing Mt. Emily site.

Ten Cent Community Wildfire Protection Project

This fuels reduction project is located within the Granite Creek Watershed on the Umatilla and Wallowa-Whitman National forests and is located in Grant County, Oregon.

Woodlee Reach Restoration

Restoration project on 2.5 miles of the Upper Grande Ronde River (Woodlee Reach) to improve hydrologic function and habitat for spring/summer chinook, summer steelhead, and bull trout.

On Hold

Beaver Creek TSI

Pre-commercial thinning and fuels reduction using either manual or mechanical methods in identified harvest units and /or road systems for Rocky Mountain elk habitat enhancement, and to create potential fuels break opportunities.

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.

Riparian Livestock Exclusion by Wood II

This project would exclude livestock from streams by placing wood within the riparian area, allowing the riparian area to recover and streambank stabilization. Listed fish species are present.

Cancelled

51 Road Reconstruction

4.5 miles of the 51 road would be reconstructed. The road is narrow with blind corners and no shoulders. Lanes will be widened, sharp corners will be straightened, and the road surface will be improved.

Eclipse Fuels Treatment

This project proposes to target specific areas for commercial harvest, pre-commercial thinning/fuels reduction treatments using either manual or mechanical methods. The purpose is to create a fuels break opportunity along the 4300-250 road.

Elkhorn Mtn and Beaver Mtn Communication Site Improvements

Verizon Wireless has proposed to upgrade the propane tanks at these two special use permitted sites with new 1000 gallon tanks.

Lower Dark Canyon Restoration Project

The project will include fish structure construction, planting, and plant protection, to provide fish passage.

Mason Dam Boat Launch

Reconstruct the Mason Dam Boat Launch ramp located at Phillips Reservoir. It would be replaced with a concrete structure in the same location. This work would be accomplished in partnership with the Oregon State Marine Board.

Muir Creek Culvert Replacement

This project would replace an undersized, partial fish passage barrier with a properly sized open arch or box culvert. A slight channel relocation would occur to fit the new culvert.

Spring Creek Vegetation Management

Small timber sale to promote resiliency in the Spring Creek area using ground based systems.

Spruce Gulch Quarry

ODOT has proposed approx. 45 acre mineral material site for development and an a 11 acre storage site within an overall site area of 135 acres.

Project Archive

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