Projects

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

Marys Peak Bonneville Power Administration Communication Site Project

BPA needs to maintain and upgrade its existing communication site located on Marys Peak. Some equipment is outdated and unstable and needs to be replaced. BPA plans to prepare an environmental assessment (EA). The USFS will be a cooperating agency

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

Deadwood Creek Restoration Project

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

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

Poole Slough Salt Marsh Restoration

Removal of a road bed will restore the natural hydrology across the tidal marsh, promote natural channel development, and restore the marsh plant community. These alterations will result in terrestrial and aquatic habitat benefits.

Cancelled

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

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



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