Projects

Projects are proposed actions that are analyzed through the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process including Environmental Impact Statements (EIS), Environmental Assessments (EA), or Categorical Exclusions (CE) that involve analyzing different alternatives to the proposed action, requires public notice and comment, and results in one of the following NEPA decisions: Record of Decision (ROD), Decision Notice (DN), or Departmental Manual (DM) which, subject to an administrative appeals process, and is implemented on the ground.

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

Willamette 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.

Developing Proposal

  • Humbug GNA Thin

    Thinning up to 70 acres in managed stands under 80 years old to improve stand growth and vigor and produce wood products for the economy. The project is in coordination with the Oregon Department of Forestry under the Good Neighbor Authority.

  • Kinney GNA Thin

    Thinning up to 70 acres of managed stands under 80 years old to improve stand growth and vigor and to produce wood products. The project is in coordination with the Oregon Department of Forestry under the Good Neighbor Authority.

Under Analysis

  • 2023 Developed Recreation Site Improvements

    Mckenzie River Ranger District is planning multiple recreation site improvements at various sites. Projects will include parking lot light installation, bathroom installation, gate installation, septic installation, and camp host site creation.

  • Bingham Bridge Floodplain Restoration

    Vegetation would be removed and large wood would be placed in the floodplain while reconnecting side channels. Heavy equipment would be used to cut high areas and fill low areas while trying to maintain as much established vegetation as possible.

  • Calloway

    This project area encompasses 45,027 acres and is located on the McKenzie River and Sweet Home Districts of the Willamette National Forest north of Blue River, Oregon. Harvest units are in three sub watersheds, with 394 units totaling 8,757 acres.

  • Campground Host Site Improvements

    Underground plastic holding tanks would be installed at many campgrounds within 10 feet of trailer pad. If the current host site is unsuitable, a new site could be selected. Parking barriers would be installed to prevent driving over tanks.

  • Campground Vault Toilet Replacements

    Replace toilets at Black Canyon, Broken Bowl, North Waldo, Salt Creek, Shadow Bay, Warner Mountain, and Campers Flat Campgrounds

  • Daly and Parish Lakes Trail Expansion

    The Daly and Parish Lakes trails are in close proximity, but do not intersect. This project proposes three additional sections of new trail creating a loop connecting the two lakes and a trail re-route around the existing campsites at Daly Lake.

  • Divide

    This project would commercially harvest about 1647 acres of managed and natural stands to enhance the growth and structural complexity of the stands. Project also includes road density management, meadow restoration, sugar pine habitat restoration.

  • Fall Creek Trail Bridge Replacements

    Plan is to repair 3 bridges on Fall Creek National Recreation Trail 3455. One bridge was damaged during a 2019 snowstorm, one was damaged during the Gales Fire, the third was damaged during the Jones Fire.

  • Huckleberry Flats OHV Ninth Creek Bridge Replacement and Reroute

    The purpose of this project is to replace the Ninth Creek bridge on the 102 trail at Huckleberry Flats OHV Area. Additionally, this project will reroute the crossing upstream where there is a more sustainable approach.

  • Meadow Habitat Protection and Improvements

    The meadows at Lost Prairie, Parks Creek, and the junction of the 11/1152 roads have evidence of vehicle encroachment in these sensitive habitats. Boulders or fencing would be constructed and signs would notify the public of the restricted access.

  • Middle Fork Fire Affected Roads Project

    Reduce the risks posed by fire-killed and injured trees that have fallen across or remain standing along important access routes of the Cedar Creek, Gales and Bedrock fire-affected road system. (Formerly known as Cedar-Gales Roadside Risk Reduction)

  • Moose Mountain Road and Gordon Road Camping Closures

    Since 2015, a Forest Order has been in place to prohibit overnight camping along the first few miles of Moose Mountain and Gordon Roads following many years of resource damages and trash dumping. This project would make the closure permanent.

  • Northwest Forest Plan Amendment

    The 21 members of the Northwest Forest Plan (NWFP) Federal Advisory Committee will provide NWFP modernization recommendations to the USFS.

  • Panther Creek Culvert

    Under the Wyden agreement, a culvert at Panther Creek is proposed to be replaced by a cooperator who received federal funding to improve aquatic habitat quality. The project area is located on private land.

  • PGE Bethel-Round Butte Transmission Line 2024 Maintenance

    Portland General Electric (PGE) is performing maintenance of their Bethel-Round Butte Transmission Line. In addition to routine maintenance, PGE is reopening old access roads and constructing limited access roads. Helicopter work may be necessary.

  • Roadside Hazardous Fuels Reduction Phase 2

    The Sweet Home Ranger District is proposing to create fuel breaks along Forest Service roads to reduce hazardous fuels north of Highway 20 and next to the Middle Santiam Wilderness.

  • Sportsman's Thin

    Project is proposing commercial thinning of timber over 80 years old to increase health and vigor of stands.

  • Steeple Rock Rigdon

    Thinning with skips and gaps in about 3,200 acres, meadow restoration, floodplain restoration, roadside fuels reductions, dispersed campsite reconfiguration, travel management, and quarry development.

  • Upper Canyon

    The district proposes to treat 1,069 acres of under 80 stands using thinning, dominant tree release, gap creation, and skips. Meadows would be restored and fuels treated. About 3 miles of road would be decommissioned and 0.75 miles would be closed.

  • Waldo Lake Campgrounds Hazard Tree Abatement

    The district is proposing to remove trees at North Waldo, Islet, and Harralson campgrounds damaged during the Cedar Creek Fire. This is to allow safe access to popular campgrounds.

Analysis Completed

  • Cougar Rock Repeater Upgrades

    The building that supports the Cougar Rock radio repeaters is insufficient. There is one structure that houses equipment to support the repeaters. The building is leaky allowing condensation to accumulate impacting the life of the equipment.

  • Elkhorn Creek Comprehensive River Management Plan

    Develop a comprehensive river management plan (CRMP), as required by the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, to protect and enhance the values for which the rivers were designated (free-flowing, water quality, and outstandingly remarkable values).

  • Flat Country Floral Greens Project

    This project would remove floral greens: beargrass, salal, fern fronds, and vine maple/ceanothus sticks. This would occur on approximately 28,523 acres of the McKenzie River Ranger District. The sell of these products will be done under permits.

  • Hazard Tree Removal at Developed Recreation Sites

    The proposed action is to fall hazardous trees at developed recreation sites within the portions of the Detroit Ranger District burned by the Beachie Creek and Lionshead fires of 2020.

  • Lowell Country Project

    The project includes thinning of ~15,900 net acres of managed stands under 80 years of age to improve stand growth/vigor and to produce a sustainable supply of forest products, as well as maintain, store and/or decommission ~650 miles of roads.

  • McKenzie and Belknap WUI Hazardous Fuels

    Fire and Fuels Management is proposing a hazardous fuels reduction treatment in the McKenzie and Belnap wildland urban interface (WUI) area. The treatment would cover a 733-acre area broken into 5 units.

  • Soda Fork Large Wood Enhancement

    Improve spawning and rearing habitat in Soda Fork Creek for Upper Willamette Winter Steelhead and Spring Chinook that are listed as Threatened under the Endangered Species Act and improve stream complexity in Soda Fork Creek.

  • Youngs Rock Rigdon

    Forest management treatments are proposed on approximately 6,500 acres within the project area. Treatment proposed include thinning, early seral creation, fuel reduction, habitat restoration, system road management, recreation management.

On Hold

  • 2022 ODOT rock stockpile site

    Expand the Santiam Pass Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) rock disposal site by 5 acres and build a short connecting road to the Santiam sand shed. Accomplished by blading away native soil and vegetation with standard earth moving equipment.

  • Cowhorn Trail Cutoff

    Oregon Cascades Recreation Area remains disconnected between the west and east sides as it stands. No bike-legal single track route exists from the popular Timpanogas area to the Windy Lakes. This proposed cutoff will create better connectivity.

  • Devils Creek and Breitenbush Forks post-fire Cabins Rebuild

    In 2020, the Lionshead Fire destroyed 70 recreation residences (cabins) on the Devil's Creek and Breitenbush Forks tracks. This project is to allow the rebuild of the fire-destroyed cabins, where appropriate.

  • PC Thin

    The McKenzie River Ranger District is proposing to treat approximately 70 acres located in two stands that are approximately 41 years old. Treatments would thinning, gaps, and skips. Thinning would primarily remove smaller, unhealthy trees.

  • Portland General Electric (PGE) Powerline Deck Sale

    PGE cut and decked hazard trees along their powerline after the 2020 fires, in accordance to their Memorandum of Understanding. A deck sale is proposed to reduce fuel hazard by removing these decks.

Cancelled

  • Fork Thin

    Thin 55 acres in two managed stands to improve growth and structure to provide timber and promote habitat diversity.

Project Archive

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