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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NEPA

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.

Alpine Trail Reroute

Currently the Alpine Trail is coincident with a section of Forest Service road 5828-585 for 1/4 mile. The road is within a Burnt Stewardship harvest unit and the district wants to move the trail to improve the trail experience.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Decommission Road 2225-450

Decommissioning 0.4 miles of Road 2225-450 along the Breitenbush Arm of the Detroit Reservoir. The site would be stormproofed, decompacted, and revegetated.

Divide

This project would commercially harvest about 1657 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.

Dry Beard

Project will commercially thin approximately 1350 acres of second growth forest in the Headwaters North Santiam Watershed. Road storage, road decommissioning and bridge replacement or repair is included in the project.

Fawn Thin

The McKenzie River Ranger District is proposing to treat approximately 74 acres located in two stands that are approximately 60 years old. Treatments would include 60 acres of commercial thinning, 7 acres of gaps and 7 acres left unharvested.

Flat Country

Treatments include commercial thinning, shelterwood with reserves, fuels reduction treatments, meadow enhancement, and early seral creation through gaps. This will require temporary roads, road maintenance and road decommissioning.

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.

Frog Small Timber Sale

Proposal is to thin managed stand according to appropriate silvicultural prescriptions to achieve condition described in the purpose and need. Which is to reduce overstory tree density to promote residual tree growth.

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.

Home of Community Nature Special Use Permit

The SUP for this area has expired. There is a need to renew the SUP.

Huckleberry Campground/Trail Expansion and Forest Plan Amendment #59

This project would construct a campground complex and new single-track motorcycle trail at Huckleberry Flats Off-Highway Vehicle Area, and would also amend the Forest Plan to change 10 acres from General Forest to Developed Recreation.

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.

Indian Creek Bridge and Trail Reroute

The 80 foot single stringer bridge was cut down in 2017 due to significant decay and heavy scour. A better location with natural bedrock banks is found 250 feet upstream. The trail would be rerouted to this location and the old section abandoned.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

MRRD Habitat Protection Gates

We are proposing to install two gates (one on Forest Service road 2633-706 and the other on Forest Service road 2654-782) and establish a motorized closure on a combined total of 1.25 miles of road behind these gates to protect habitat.

Mt. Ray Reroutes

There is a segment of Mount Ray Trail that is too steep and is heavily rutted due to its fall-line alignment. We propose to solve that alignment problem by rerouting the trail on gentle grades to prevent further impacts to the trail, soils

North Fork Bridge Replacement

The bridge, which is located along the North Fork Trail, has failed and is unsafe to cross. The new bridge would be built with native log stringers by hand using skilled trail bridge builders.

Oakridge Water Treatment Special Use Permit Renewal

The Oakridge Water Treatment Plant is requesting a renewal of their existing Special Use Authorization MIF 38 for liquid waste treatment that will expire 12/2021. This action is administrative in nature and would reauthorize the SUP.

ODFW Fish Hatchery Replacement Shed

Replace equipment shed at State Fish Hatchery

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.

OR 58 Seismic Landslide Mitigation

ODOT seismic geoexploration and analysis on HWY 58 designated as a Lifeline Route that will lead to the selection of a practical cost-effective mitigations that will allow the highway to be restored for emergency and essential freight traffic.

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.

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.

Quartzville-Middle Santiam

Contribute a sustainable supply of timber to local communities while promoting health and diversity in Matrix and LSR land allocations. Vegetation management is proposed for ~7,900 acres. Road decommissioning and maintenance is also proposed.

Quartzville-Middle Santiam Fish Passage Project

The project proposes the removal and replacement of 5 undersized culverts that are currently barriers to upstream fish migration with structures that allow upstream and downstream passage for all aquatic organisms.

Salt Creek Falls Recreation Maintenance Project

The trails and railings are deteriorating and failing. Replacement and maintenance is needed. There is also a small bridge replacement needed over Diamond Creek a the upper end of the Diamond Creek Falls Trail loop.

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.

Slick Creek Bridge Replacement

The bridge was burned up during the 2017 Jones Fire. This bridge is along the Fall Creek National Scenic Trail. Surrounding snags that could hit the bridge would be cut.

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.

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.

Sportsman's Thin

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

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.

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

Tumble Fall and Leave

Diversify even aged stands along both Tumble and Parkett Creeks and restore large wood to the creeks (without removing dominant trees) by directionally felling to place woody material into the riparian area.

Tut Thin

The McKenzie River Ranger District is proposing to treat approximately 60 acres located in two stands that are approximately 60 years old. Treatments would include 60 acres of commercial thinning.

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.

Whitebark Pine Planting

Whitebark pine is listed as threatened due to white pine blister rust, mountain pine beetle, fire suppression, and climate change. This project would plant approximately 500 Whitebark pine seedlings on 30 acres in the Fuji Mountain area.

Willamette Forest Meadow Restoration

The project is to conduct meadow restoration at 90 identified sites, and similar unidentified sites where restoration needs become known and treatments fall within the same scope of work, on Detroit, Sweet Home, McKenzie River, and Middle Fork RDs.

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.

Youngs Rock Rigdon EIS

Forest management treatments are proposed on approximately 6,800 acres within the project area. Treatment proposed include thinning, early seral creation, fuel reduction, habitat restoration, system road management, recreation management.

Project Archive

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



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