Projects

Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

The central Oregon Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA) is published quarterly and contains reports on Deschutes & Ochoco National Forests and Prineville District, Bureau of Land Management proposed activities and invites involvement as part of implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

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Current & Recent Forest NEPA 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. Projects that are "Developing Proposal" or "Under Analysis" may have an opportunity for public collaboration and input on the proposed actions and the analysis being conducted.

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Archived Forest Project Information

Here are the pages to find archived projects. Some, but not all, archived projects may appear in more than one location.

Deschutes National Forest Project Spotlights

Kew Vegetation Management

Project includes about 6,500 acres of commercial harvest and fuels reduction for the purpose of restoring stand structure and composition, resilience through increased vigor and fire hazard reduction. Predominantly mixed conifer stand types.

All 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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Note: Projects with multiple Project Purposes will appear multiple times.

Facility management

2019 Rosedale Water & Midstate Electric Upgrades At Rosedale Administrative Site CE

The Crescent Ranger District is working with Midstate Electric Cooperative as upgrades to both the Forest Service water system and Midstate Electric lines are needed at the Rosedale Administrative site.

Construction of a New Ranger District Administrative Site

A new ranger district administrative site would be constructed just outside of Sisters, Oregon. The new site would better serve the general public and the city of Sisters.The existing site is over 50 years old.

Greater Suttle Lake Vegetation Management Project

The project would provide public health and safety; protect and maintain infrastructure; ensure safe public occupancy of developed recreation areas; and reduce impacts of tree diseases to forests in the greater Suttle Lake area.

Recreation Residence Cabin Rebuild

Remove existing recreation residence cabin at Elk Lake and rebuild the foundation and cabin in the same location and footprint. Special User Permit is for the use of the land for this private-owned improvement.

Forest products

2011 Small Diameter Tree Thinning Project

Thin small trees averaging six inches in diameter on approximately 500 acres of (generally) managed plantations located throughout the District

Green Ridge Landscape Restoration

The project would maintain and restore forest conditions closer to the historic range of variability and contribute to the restoration of ecosystem process and function in the planning area. Timber products are an outcome of restoration activities.

Kew Vegetation Management

Project includes about 6,500 acres of commercial harvest and fuels reduction for the purpose of restoring stand structure and composition, resilience through increased vigor and fire hazard reduction. Predominantly mixed conifer stand types.

Lex Vegetation Management

Treat roughly 6,500 acres of lodgeopole and mixed conifer forests to restore historic species composition, structure, and process. Treatments would include fuels reduction and prescribed burning.

Ringo

To continue to provide values and services in the Ringo project area, the Forest Service proposes to reduce tree density and surface fuels in order to restore and maintain a resilient, fire-adapted ecosystem.

Twin Restoration Project

The Twin project area is evaluating opportunities for landscape forest management, fuels reduction, habitat improvement and recreation management.

Fuels management

2018 Fuels Mowing and Underburn Project

The Crescent Ranger District is preparing to mow/masticate and/or underburn 5,674 acres in 52 units throughout the District.

Green Ridge Landscape Restoration

The project would maintain and restore forest conditions closer to the historic range of variability and contribute to the restoration of ecosystem process and function in the planning area. Timber products are an outcome of restoration activities.

Kew Vegetation Management

Project includes about 6,500 acres of commercial harvest and fuels reduction for the purpose of restoring stand structure and composition, resilience through increased vigor and fire hazard reduction. Predominantly mixed conifer stand types.

Lex Vegetation Management

Treat roughly 6,500 acres of lodgeopole and mixed conifer forests to restore historic species composition, structure, and process. Treatments would include fuels reduction and prescribed burning.

Prescribed Fire in the Wilderness

The project would use prescribed fire in and adjacent to the Three Sisters Wilderness area to modify vegetation and fuels to reduce the threats to values at risk outside of Wilderness to allow fire to play a more natural role within the Wilderness

Ringo

To continue to provide values and services in the Ringo project area, the Forest Service proposes to reduce tree density and surface fuels in order to restore and maintain a resilient, fire-adapted ecosystem.

Scenic Views Roadside Fuels Forest Plan Amendments

This project will amend 4 standards and guidelines in the Deschutes Land and Resource Management Plan (1990) to better meet the goals and objectives of the Scenic Views Management Area in fire-adapted forests along roadsides.

Twin Restoration Project

The Twin project area is evaluating opportunities for landscape forest management, fuels reduction, habitat improvement and recreation management.

Land management planning

Scenic Views Roadside Fuels Forest Plan Amendments

This project will amend 4 standards and guidelines in the Deschutes Land and Resource Management Plan (1990) to better meet the goals and objectives of the Scenic Views Management Area in fire-adapted forests along roadsides.

Recreation management

2019 Lil's Lake to Yoran Lake Trail Connection

To create a designated trail in a suitable and sustainable location between Lil%u2019s Lake and Yoran Lake to reduce resource damage from numerous unauthorized trails while providing wilderness characteristics of the land for hikers and horses.

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.

Greater Suttle Lake Vegetation Management Project

The project would provide public health and safety; protect and maintain infrastructure; ensure safe public occupancy of developed recreation areas; and reduce impacts of tree diseases to forests in the greater Suttle Lake area.

Peterson Ridge Connector Trails Project

About 1.08 miles of new trail construction would be added to the Peterson Ridge Trail system located near Sisters, Oregon. Three new trails would be constructed to provide trail loop opportunities.

Twin Restoration Project

The Twin project area is evaluating opportunities for landscape forest management, fuels reduction, habitat improvement and recreation management.

Upper Little Deschutes Restoration Project

This project is restoration related: 1) maintaining or restoring the existing values and ecosystem services that a riparian environment provides through improving the hydrological function of the Little Deschutes River to benefit the unique habitats.

Road management

Greater Suttle Lake Vegetation Management Project

The project would provide public health and safety; protect and maintain infrastructure; ensure safe public occupancy of developed recreation areas; and reduce impacts of tree diseases to forests in the greater Suttle Lake area.

Green Ridge Landscape Restoration

The project would maintain and restore forest conditions closer to the historic range of variability and contribute to the restoration of ecosystem process and function in the planning area. Timber products are an outcome of restoration activities.

Kew Vegetation Management

Project includes about 6,500 acres of commercial harvest and fuels reduction for the purpose of restoring stand structure and composition, resilience through increased vigor and fire hazard reduction. Predominantly mixed conifer stand types.

Special area management

2019 Lil's Lake to Yoran Lake Trail Connection

To create a designated trail in a suitable and sustainable location between Lil%u2019s Lake and Yoran Lake to reduce resource damage from numerous unauthorized trails while providing wilderness characteristics of the land for hikers and horses.

Crescent Creek Wild and Scenic River Management Plan

In 1988, the US Congress designated Crescent Creek as a Wild and Scenic River (WSR). This is the proposed management plan associated with that designation. Plan will outline Outstanding Remarkable Values and how to maintain them into the future.

Prescribed Fire in the Wilderness

The project would use prescribed fire in and adjacent to the Three Sisters Wilderness area to modify vegetation and fuels to reduce the threats to values at risk outside of Wilderness to allow fire to play a more natural role within the Wilderness

Special use management

2017 Bonneville Power Administration Pole Replacement Project- Crescent Ranger District

The CRD is considering BPAs request to replace power poles across the Crescent Ranger Districtto ensure the reliability of their transmission lines

2017 Odell Lake Resort Projects PDM

There is a need to upgrade amenities and align the campground to more closely match visitor use which includes both summer and winter recreation opportunities.

Bend Surface Water Improvement Project

The Forest proposes to issue a special use permit to the City of Bend to authorize the City to upgrade the existing Bridge Creek intake facility and replace the aging Bridge Creek water supply pipelines.

City of Bend Source Springs Diversion Special Use Permit Issuance

The Forest has received a request from the City of Bend to issue a new permit to authorize the surface water diversion from the source springs to the Bridge Creek Intake facility as a component of the city's drinking water system.

Greater Suttle Lake Vegetation Management Project

The project would provide public health and safety; protect and maintain infrastructure; ensure safe public occupancy of developed recreation areas; and reduce impacts of tree diseases to forests in the greater Suttle Lake area.

Mt. Bachelor: Warm Up Loop Trail Start Up Area

Create a new race start area on Warm Up Loop trail east of the Nordic Lodge. This area will be easily accessed from the parking lot and the Nordic Center.

Shelter Cove Resort and Marina Permit Renewal

Renew Special Use Permit for Shelter Cove Resort. Renewal is for new owners and length of permit will be 30 years. No new or additional activities or improvements are permitted under this renewal.

Shelter Cove Resort Improvement Project

Shelter Cove Resort requested an amendment to their FS Special Uses permit to authorize construction and year round operation of additional facilities (restaurant/lounge, a second lodge building, and a new septic system) within their permit area.

Vegetation management (other than forest products)

Invasive Plant Treatments

Supplemental EIS for site-specific treatment of invasive plants at approx. 1,892 sites on the Ochoco and Deschutes NF and Crooked River National Grassland. Methods include herbicides, manual, mechanical and cultural.

Kew Vegetation Management

Project includes about 6,500 acres of commercial harvest and fuels reduction for the purpose of restoring stand structure and composition, resilience through increased vigor and fire hazard reduction. Predominantly mixed conifer stand types.

Ringo

To continue to provide values and services in the Ringo project area, the Forest Service proposes to reduce tree density and surface fuels in order to restore and maintain a resilient, fire-adapted ecosystem.

Twin Restoration Project

The Twin project area is evaluating opportunities for landscape forest management, fuels reduction, habitat improvement and recreation management.

Watershed management

2011 Small Diameter Tree Thinning Project

Thin small trees averaging six inches in diameter on approximately 500 acres of (generally) managed plantations located throughout the District

Plainview Ditch Fish Passage

A fish screen would be installed at the Plainview water diversion on Whychus Creek.

Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants

Dilman Meadow Pond Maintenance

In 2001, several open water areas were created within the Dilman meadow complex to provide suitable habitat to relocate an Oregon spotted from population from habitat below Wicki-up. The project would maintain those open water areas.

Ringo

To continue to provide values and services in the Ringo project area, the Forest Service proposes to reduce tree density and surface fuels in order to restore and maintain a resilient, fire-adapted ecosystem.

Twin Restoration Project

The Twin project area is evaluating opportunities for landscape forest management, fuels reduction, habitat improvement and recreation management.

Upper Little Deschutes Restoration Project

This project is restoration related: 1) maintaining or restoring the existing values and ecosystem services that a riparian environment provides through improving the hydrological function of the Little Deschutes River to benefit the unique habitats.

Project Archive

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



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