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.

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Developing Proposal

Calapooia

Contribute a sustainable supply of timber to local communities, promote health, vigor and resilience in timber stands younger than 80 years old and identify a minimum road system in the Calapooia watershed. Treatments are proposed for ~843 acres.

Dry Beard

Project will commercially thin approximately 1350 acres of second growth forest in the Headwaters North Santiam Watershed. Road density and travel management will also be analyzed.

Mackey Creek

This project would commercially thin 38 acres between Hwy 22 and Detroit Lake to improve stand health and improve motorist safety along Hwy 22.

Under Analysis

2017 Young Stand Density Management

Reduce stocking on approximately 4800 acres, district wide, in overstocked stands less than 40 years old by thinning.

2017-2018 North Santiam Subsoiling

This project proposes to improve soil productivity and infiltration and would increase vegetative ground cover on soils compacted by legacy ground-based harvesting in three timber sale areas in the North Santiam Watershed.

2018 TSI pruning

Pruning of limbs to 12' or 1/2 tree height, 70 to 110 TPA at an average spacing of 25'x25'. Species to be pruned; Douglas-fir, western hemlock, western white pine, grand fir, noble fir and western redcedar. This will take place on one 30 acre unit.

Bear Mountain Restoration

These meadows were identified as needing restoration to prevent the loss of high elevation meadows. The meadows total 200 acres and are being encroached upon by conifers. Conifer 11%u201D dbh or less would be cut, piled and burned.

Blue Pool Parking Lot

Build a parking lot and overflow parking at the Blue Pool Trailhead on the McKenzie River trail.

Camp Pioneer Parking Lot Outhouse

Camp Pioneer is requesting authorization to install an vault for an outhouse next to the parking lot.

Central Cascades Wilderness Strategies 2017

The Deschutes and Willamette National Forests are considering visitor use management strategies for five wilderness areas in the central Cascades in order to reduce resource impacts and negative effects to wilderness character due to high use.

Communication Site Lease Renewal

AT&T and American Tower Communication Leases at Hall Ridge will expire in 12/31/2017. This will be a renewal of an existing Communication Lease with no new ground disturbance for a new term of 20 years.

Hwy 126 Crossing Snowmobile Trail Widening

To widen the 301 snowmobile trail. The Mount Jefferson Snowmobile Club is interested in crossing the highway and grooming established snowmobile trails north of Highway 126.

Hwy 46

Formerly Hwy 46 North. Treatments will occur in the Breitenbush Watershed, including commercial thinning, early seral creation, riparian reserve treatment, viewshed enhancements, meadow restoration, hazardous fuels treatments, PCT and pruning.

Lowell Country Project

This project proposes to thin ~17,000 acres of managed stands under 80 years of age to improve stand growth and vigor and to produce a sustainable supply of forest products - as well as maintain, store and/or decommission ~650 miles of road.

Lower South Fork McKenzie River Floodplain Enhancement

The project would reconstruct portions of the mainstem and side channels, by adding gravel and over 3000 pieces of wood to the stream and floodplain. Several levees and rip-rap would be removed to improve floodplain access.

Macduff Summit Reroute

This scoping initiates a project to construct a small reroute on the O'Leary Mountain Trail (Tr. No. 3321) which will allow people to access the summit of the mountain on a hardened surface.

Marion Creek III Stream Restoration

This restoration project would improve habitat for native rainbow and cutthroat trout along 0.8 miles of lower Marion Creek.

McCoy Thinning Project

This project would improve forest health by decreasing competition, releasing the canopy, stimulating tree and ground vegetation growth rates, and reducing fuel loading in over stocked stands.

ODOT Right of Way

Granting right-of-way to ODOT for Sheep Creek bridge replacement on highway 20.

Olallie Mountain Reroute

A project to reroute approximately a mile of the Olallie Mountain Trail (Tr. No. 4100). The Olallie Mountain Trail is a Class 3 Pack and Saddle trail.

Park Thin

The McKenzie River Ranger District is proposing to treat approximately 85 acres in a stand that is 110 years old. Treatments would include 58 acres of commercial thinning, 6 acres of gaps, and 21 acres of skips that would be left unharvested.

Quartz

The project area is located on Forest Road 2618. The project area is approximately 27,090 acres. Treatments are proposed on approximately 1337 acres within the project area. All treatments are in previously managed stands under 80 years of age.

Slick Thin

This project proposes to thin densely stocked stand ranging in age from 44 to 59 years old that is composed of stands originally clear-cut from the 1950s through 1970s.

Straight Creek AOP

Replace the culvert barrier on FS road 1164 at Straight Creek with an open-bottom arch, the bottom to be restored to a stream bed with a natural gradient in order to allow for aquatic organisms at all life stages to cross under the road.

Three Sisters Wildfire Risk Reduction Treatment

This treatment aims to provide pre-established strategic suppression/containment opportunities for wildfires burning within and adjacent to the Three Sisters Wilderness

Trout Creek

Managed and fire-origin stands: Promote health, vigor, diversity and complexity, mimic mixed-severity fire, improve hardwood habitat, provide forest products on ~1,670 acres. Generate revenue to improve existing roads, decommission roads, treat fuels

Upper Little Fall Project

The Middle Fork Ranger District proposes density management on ~1720 acres of young plantations in the Little Fall Creek subwatershed. The project would include reconstruction of existing roads, hazardous fuel treatments, and noxious weed treatment

Analysis Completed

Bachelor Bear Project

The project is proposed to commercially thin about 1500 acres of young second growth forests to enhance the growth and structural complexity of timber stands and complete hazardous fuels reduction on 225 acres.

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.

Green Mountain Project

The Green Mountain Project proposes to commercially harvest on approximately 4,398 acres on the Willamette National Forest near the community of Blue River, Oregon.

H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest Research Site Protection

To install gates and permanent closures on 2 Forest Service system roads leading to research sites.

Hills Creek - Lookout Point Power Line Re-alignment

BPA is proposing to re-align two sections of the Hills Creek Lookout Point Power line along with pole replacement along the line. To see the entire EA and more please go to the BPA website at http://www.bpa.gov/goto/HillsCreekLookoutPoint

LangDam Project

The proposed project would commercially thin timber stands up to 120 years of age on approximately 645 acres.

Recreation Residences Improvements 2018

The McKenzie River Ranger District is proposing to authorize owners of Recreation Residence cabins in the Delta A and B Tracts to make improvements incidental to owning these cabins.

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.

Willamette Fire Danger Tree Reduction Project

Provide for long-term public and employee safety by reducing danger trees along roads. About 83 miles of road or 3,600 acres have some level of fire-killed trees that are next to an open road, resulting from the 2017 fires.

On Hold

Big Lake West Campground Improvement Project

improve public safety by widening the turning radius of the campground access road at the turn around loop and to provide parking slots that are located off of the existing drivable portion of the access road.

City of Detroit Water System Update

Fence to be installed around water building on Breitenbush Rd. Install emergency drainline from water storage tank. Reissue special use permit.

Jeff Bridge Fish Drop Closure

A no-camping restriction is needed at the Jeff Bridge Fish Drop site on Road 4685. The site is currently being developed for dropping federally-listed, spring chinook spawners in the North Fork Breitenbush River.

Menagerie Seasonal Closure Boundary Change for Species Protection

Proposed change to existing seasonal closure boundary to provide species protection during the critical nesting and fledging period.

Prescribed Fire in Wilderness: Scott Mountain

The project would use prescribed fire in the Mt. Washington Wilderness area to modify vegetation and fuels to sufficiently reduce the threats to values outside of wilderness in order to allow fire to play a more natural role within wilderness.

Smith Prairie Meadow Maintenance

Enhance and maintain meadow complex by reducing encroachment of conifers (remove saplings under 4 inches), seed collection, girdling 1-2 trees/acre under 12 inches DBH and falling 1 tree/acre for down wood.

Cancelled

2018 Firewood Collection Program

This proposal would permit firewood collection of dead and down material from within the road prism (top of cut, bottom of fill) year round and from within 150 feet of motorized travel roadways from August 1 to December 31.

2018-2022 Detroit Lake Fish Structures

This project restores hiding cover at depths where salmonids have been found by ODF&W and USGS fish surveys to frequent.

410 Root Rot Pocket Removal Project

The proposed project would remove all Douglas fir trees within a six acre area that has been identified to have extensive root disease. This project would remove alive and dead trees to create a buffer from the adjacent healthy forest.

American Tower Cell Towers

This project will install 6 commercial cell tower sites along Highway 58 from Willamette Pass to near the western edge of the Willamette National Forest.

Big Game Forage Enhancement (Canyon and Owl Creek Watersheds)

Enhance 40 acres of big game habitat including: browse cutback, planting and seeding native forage species, and collecting native seed for use in following years.

Cingular-Mt. Hagan Tower Upgrades & Generator/Propane Tank Installation

Complete updates needed to upgrade to LTE capacity of existing Cingular/AT&T tower at Mt. Hagen, including the removal of 2 existing antennas, placement of 4 new antennas, and installation of a generator and propane tank.

FS Rd 2233-635/Outerson Mtn Traffic Control

Installation of a road closure device, such as a gate, at the 2233-635 road. Installation of educational signage at two locations in the vicinity.

Lookout Mountain Meadow Restoration

The purpose of this project is to restore native meadow habitat by cutting and girdling small diameter trees, and subsequently implementing a prescribed fire across an approximately 347-acre project area.

McCoy Motorized Rec. Area Improvements 2014-2015

This project will include the installation of a covered picnic shelter at the lower staging area, and the expansion of the upper staging area.

Mona Campground Host Site Power Hookup

The proposed action is to estabish a power line connection from the existing Pumphouse which has electrical power to campsite #23. The proposed power line will follow an existing water line.

Power Plant Bypass Road Realignment

Realignment of the existing bypass Forest Service Road 2672690 around the Eugene Water and Electric Board's Carmen power house in order to provide safe and adequate access for construction of the fish passage facilities at trailbridge reservoir.

Sand Mountain Trail Repair and Reroute

The proposed project would repair and reroute portions of the Sand Mountain Lookout trail to prevent erosion and further trail damage.

Standing Dead Yew Wood Sale

Removal of approximately 10 dead Pacific yew trees ranging in size from 3 inch diameter at breast height (dbh) to 12 inch dbh.

Waldo Road Brushing Project

Cut vegetation and conifers along road 5897 from the top of the cut bank to the bottom of the fill. Road brushing will be started with areas that are most prone to wildfire activity and continue to areas that are less prone to wildfire activity.

Wolf Boughs Project

The Wolf Boughs project would remove approximately one hundred thirty-one tons (62,000 pounds) of coniferous boughs over 123 acres, under contracts or permits.

Project Archive

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