Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.

Report Contents (click to jump to a section):
- Projects Occurring Nationwide
- Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)
- Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest , Austin Ranger District
- Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest , Bridgeport Ranger District
- Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest , Carson Ranger District
- Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest , Ely Ranger District
- Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest , Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest All Units
- Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest , Jarbidge Ranger District
- Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest , Mountain City Ranger District
- Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest , Ruby Mountains Ranger District
- Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest , Santa Rosa Ranger District
- Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest , Spring Mountains National Recreation Area
- Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest , Tonopah Ranger District


Projects Occurring Nationwide
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Incorporating Greater Sage-grouse Conservation Measures into Land Management Plans (Wyoming)
EIS
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Cancelled N/A N/A Danielle Chi
801-625-5667
dkchi@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service will be a cooperating agency with the BLM (lead agency) in preparing programmatic EISs to incorporate greater sage-grouse conservation measures into land management plans, including the Thunder Basin NG plan, through plan amendment
Web Link: http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/more/sagegrouse/eastern.html
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. LEGAL - Not Applicable UNIT - Thunder Basin NG portion of the Medicine Bow-Routt NF; WY; multiple counties involved
Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Sierra Nevada Forest Plan Amendment (SNFPA)
EIS
- Land management planning On Hold N/A N/A Donald Yasuda
916-640-1168
dyasuda@fs.fed.us
Description: Prepare a narrowly focused analysis to comply with two orders issued by the Eastern District Court of California on November 4, 2009. Correct the 2004 SNFPA Final SEIS to address range of alternatives and analytical consistency issues.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/snfpa/2010seis
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District, Bridgeport Ranger District, Eldorado National Forest All Units, Inyo National Forest All Units, Lassen National Forest All Units, Modoc National Forest All Units, Plumas National Forest All Units, Sequoia National Forest All Units, Sierra National Forest All Units, Stanislaus National Forest All Units, Tahoe National Forest All Units, Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - California, Nevada. COUNTY - Douglas, Esmeralda, Mineral, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, El Dorado, Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Lassen, Madera, Mariposa, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Tulare, Tuolumne, Yuba. LEGAL - Along the Sierra Nevada Range, from the Oregon/California border south to Lake Isabella as well as lands in western Nevada. Sierra Nevada National Forests
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest) R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Greater Sage-grouse Management Direction
EIS
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Land management planning
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
11/01/2013
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
05/2014
Expected: 11/2014 11/2014 Glen Stein
801-625-5281
gstein@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of this project is to prepare environmental impact statements (EISs) and supplemental environmental impact statements to incorporate greater sage-grouse conservation measures into Bureau of Land Management land use plans and Forest Plans.
Web Link: http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/more/sagegrouse/western.html
Location: UNIT - Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest All Units. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Churchill, Clark, Elko, Eureka, Humboldt, Lincoln, Nye, Pershing, Washoe, White Pine. Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide) R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Eastern Sierra ATV & UTV Jamboree
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management
On Hold N/A N/A David Drake
775 352-1241
ddrake@fs.fed.us
Description: This is a ATV & UTV motorcycle touring type of ride on National Forest System lands. It will take place on approved motor vehicle routes as identified in the approved Motor Vehicle Use Maps
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41270
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District, Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - California, Nevada. COUNTY - Douglas, Lyon, Mineral, Mono. Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest - Portions of Carson and Bridgeport Ranger Districts
Greater Sage Grouse Bi-State Distinct Population Segment Forest Plan Amendment
EIS
- Land management planning In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
08/29/2013
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
01/2015
Expected: 05/2015 05/2015 James Winfrey
775-355-5308
jwinfrey@fs.fed.us
Description: The FS is proposing to amend the Toiyabe National Forest LRMP and the BLM is proposing to amend the affected RMPs. The DEIS Public Comment Period has been extended form 12/27/2013 to 01/17/2014.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40683
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District, Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - California, Nevada. COUNTY - Douglas, Lyon, Mineral, Alpine, Mono. LEGAL - Not Applicable The analysis will be specific to NFS lands on the Carson and Bridgeport Ranger Districts, and the Carson City and Battle Mountain BLM Districts in Nevada and California.
Ruby Mountain helicopter skiing Permit Issuance
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2014
Expected: 09/2014 01/2015 Martina Gast
775-623-5025
mgast@fs.fed.us
Description: This project proposes to continue guided helicopter skiing on the Mountain City and Ruby Mountains Ranger Districts. Use would continue as identified in the existing permit.
Location: UNIT - Mountain City Ranger District, Ruby Mountains Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. LEGAL - Not Applicable 7 ski zones across the two districts.
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest , Austin Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Antelope Restoration Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
On Hold N/A N/A Carol Carlock
775-289-5128
clcarlock@fs.fed.us
Description: USFS proposal to restore stand health, reduce wildfire severity, and promote understory regeneration in sage-steppe, mtn shrub communities . Prescribed fire and mechanical treatments would be applied within approximately 65,000 acre project boundary
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37595
Location: UNIT - Austin Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Eureka, Lander. LEGAL - T16N thru T18N R47-50 all or portions of the sections within Forest Service lands that are south of Whiterock and Seep springs at the north end of the Monitor range. Unit boundaries to the north, east and west will end at the forest service boundaries
Big Spring Gold Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2014
Actual: 07/11/2014
07/2014 George Langstaff
775-964-2671
gdlangstaff@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal is for minerals exploration drilling at up to 17 sites and construction of approximately 3,700 feet of temporary drill roads and minor overland travel.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41671
Location: UNIT - Austin Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye. LEGAL - T13N, R37 & 38E, Sections 13, 18, 19 Mt. Diablo Base & Meridian Paradise Range approx. 12 miles NE of Gabbs, Nevada UNIT - Austin Ranger District, STATE - Nevada, COUNTY - Nye
East Northumberland Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
05/23/2014
Expected: 09/2014 09/2014 George Langstaff
775-964-2671
gdlangstaff@fs.fed.us
Description: Drill mineral exploration boreholes (reverse circulation and core)at up to 51 drill pads, with more than one borehole possible from the same pad. Access will utilize existing roads, 2,200 feet of new temporary road, and 1,800 feet of overland travel.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44296
Location: UNIT - Austin Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye. LEGAL - sections 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, T12N, R46E; section 31, T13N, R46E (MDM) east side of Toquima Range approximately 43 miles southeast of Austin, NV
Hickison Wild Burro Territory Appropriate Management Levels and Management Actions Project
EA
- Watershed management In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
03/06/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
08/2014
Expected: 11/2014 12/2014 Vernon Keller
775-355-5356
vkeller@fs.fed.us
Description: Project proposes to establish appropriate wild burro herd management levels, authorize population management actions, and approve reconstruction of water developments.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40995
Location: UNIT - Austin Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Lander. LEGAL - Not Applicable North end of Toquima Mountain Range
Kingston Vegetation Restoration Project
CE
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/11/2014
Expected: 09/2014 04/2015 Jimmy Flanagan
775-289-5132
jrflanagan@fs.fed.us
Description: Treatment of sage-steppe vegetation for wildlife habitat improvement and fuels reduction adjacent to the community of Kingston, NV.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44317
Location: UNIT - Austin Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Lander. LEGAL - Township 16 North Range 43 E Section 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 34, 35, and 36 all or parts and Township 15 North Range 43 E Section 1 and 2 all or parts. Kingston, NV
Porter Canyon Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
06/05/2014
Expected: 09/2014 09/2014 George Langstaff
775-964-2671
gdlangstaff@fs.fed.us
Description: Mineral exploration drilling at up to 17 drill sites with more than one borehole possible at each site. Due to gentle slopes and lack of brush or trees, access will be by overland travel routes of up to 11,200 feet long from existing roads.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44564
Location: UNIT - Austin Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Lander. LEGAL - sections 22 and 27, T18N, R43E (MDM) west side of Toiyabe Range, 7 miles southwest of Austin, NV
Reese River Diversion Stabilization Project
CE
- Special area management On Hold N/A N/A Nathan Millet
775-289-5126
nmillet@fs.fed.us
Description: This project would replace an existing non-functional diversion structure with a new structure that will function as a diversion for irrigation. The proposal would also close an existing access road that enters the Arc Dome Wilderness.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34315
Location: UNIT - Austin Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye. LEGAL - SE ¼ Section 34, T12N R40E. Within the Reese River watershed, approximately 9 miles south of Yomba, Nye County, Nevada.
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest , Bridgeport Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Barren Hills Geothermal Exploration Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A David Risley
760-932-5821
daviderisley@fs.fed.us
Description: Ram Power proposes to explore for geothermal resources by conducting geophysical surveys and drilling observation wells in the Barren Hills area. Project temporarily on hold while operator re-evaluates project proposal.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32856
Location: UNIT - Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Mineral. LEGAL - Not Applicable Barren Hills area
Barren Hills Geothermal Exploration—Temperature Gradient Holes
CE
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A David Risley
760-932-5821
daviderisley@fs.fed.us
Description: Drilling of seven holes on NFS lands off-lease to 1,000 feet below ground surface from 100’ x 75’ (maximum) pads accessed by one mile of county road and 9.1 miles existing Forest Roads. Total proposed disturbance is 1.2 acres.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32862
Location: UNIT - Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Lyon. LEGAL - Not Applicable Project is southwest of Wilson Canyon, about 14 miles south of Yerington, Lyon County, NV.
East Walker Landscape Habitat Improvement Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
04/04/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
07/2014
Expected: 09/2014 09/2014 Joanne Lowden
760-932-5853
jalowden@fs.fed.us
Description: This project would improve, enhance, and protect bi-state sage grouse habitat, increase habitat connectivity, and reduce the risk of high intensity wildfire by reducing pinyon-juniper encroachment using mechanical methods.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41401
Location: UNIT - Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Lyon, Mineral. LEGAL - 6N(25E 1;26E 3-6)7N(25E 1-5,9-10,12-15,21-28,36;26E 3-10,15-20,27-34)8N(24E 1,3,10-15,22-24;25E 1-3,6,7,9,10-14,16-18,20,21,23-26,28,29,32-36;26E 6-8,16-20,31,32)9N(25E 11-15,24,25,36;26E 7,8,17-21,29 Project area is approximately 15 miles north of Bridgeport, CA and includes lands in Lyon and Mineral counties. Project area is near the East Walker River, Sweetwater Flat, and the Pine Grove Hills.
Great Basin South Rangeland Project
EIS
- Grazing management On Hold N/A N/A Vernon Keller
775-355-5356
vkeller@fs.fed.us
Description: USFS proposal to reauthorize grazing on 11 cattle allotments, close Squaw Creek Allotment, eliminate grazing on a portion of Huntoon Allotment, shift from cattle to sheep on Aurora Allotment. 9/28/07 decision reversed on appeal; new EIS/ROD on hold.
Location: UNIT - Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - California, Nevada. COUNTY - Lyon, Mineral, Mono. Lyon and Mineral counties in Nevada and Mono County in California
Keegan Driveway Access
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2014
Expected: 09/2014 09/2014 David Drake
775-352-1241
ddrake@fs.fed.us
Description: Construction of private driveway using a 25 ft ROW occupying a total of 1.4 acres of public land. Following construction a Permit will be issued for a total of 1.4 acres.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42074
Location: UNIT - Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Lyon. LEGAL - Not Applicable Lyon County Parcel #010-751-05 ////T24E,R10N, sec 30
Mountain Warfare Training Center Operations Training Project
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
06/01/2011
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
11/2014
Expected: 06/2015 08/2015 Margie Apodaca
775-352-1252
maapodaca@fs.fed.us
Description: Under the Proposed Action a full complement of new vehicles, weapons systems/ordnance, engineer systems, aircraft, and equipment would be employed to augment the current set of training exercises.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36588
Location: UNIT - Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - Not Applicable Mountain Warfare Training Center; East of Sonora Pass
PMMR Clay Mine Expansion
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
215 Comment Period Legal Notice
04/14/2012
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 David Risley
760-932-5821
daviderisley@fs.fed.us
Description: Proponent proposes to expand the existing clay mine. One pit would be expanded and one new pit developed. clay would be trucked off forest to a rail siding in Wabuska.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35763
Location: UNIT - Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Lyon. LEGAL - Sections 20, 21, 29 & 30, T. 7 N., R. 27 E., MDB&M, Lyon County, Nevada Near East Walker River; 40 miles south of Yerington
Swauger Creek Fuels Reduction Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
On Hold N/A N/A Annamaria Echeverria
760-932-5806
aecheverria@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose for this project is to restore stand health, reduce wildfire severity, promote under story regeneration in sage-steppe, mountain shrub, mixed conifer, and aspen communities and imrpove wildlife habitat and help create defensiable space.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37004
Location: UNIT - Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. The Project Area includes National Forest System lands within the Swauger Creek drainage. The project area is approximately 10 miles north of Bridgeport, CA.
Virginia Lake Pack Outfit and Leavitt Meadows Pack Station Permit Renewals
EA
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Margie Apodaca
775-352-1252
maapodaca@fs.fed.us
Description: USFS proposal to issue new term permit to replace expired permits for both Virginia Lake Pack Outfit and Leavitt Meadows Pack Station Permits. Project on hold while Forest Service conducts a needs assessment.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=16860
Location: UNIT - Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - T2N, R25E, S5 Virginia Lakes, approx 18 miles south of Bridgeport, CA; and Leavitt Meadows, permit areas includes Hoover Wilderness
Wheeler Creek Habitat Improvement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/04/2014
Expected: 07/2014 09/2014 Joanne Lowden
760-932-5853
jalowden@fs.fed.us
Description: The Bridgeport Ranger District is proposing to improve habitat for Bi-State sage-grouse and other wildlife through stream/meadow restoration in the Wheeler Creek area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43887
Location: UNIT - Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - Township 6 N, Range 23 E, Sections 22, 23, 26, 27, and 35. The Wheeler Creek Habitat Improvement Project is located 12 miles northwest of Bridgeport, CA in Mono County.
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest , Carson Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bordertown to California 120kV Transmission Line
EIS
- Special use management In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
11/21/2011
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
10/2014
Expected: 03/2015 05/2016 Marnie Bonesteel
775-352-1240
mbonesteel@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct 120kV transmission line connecting the Bordertown and California substations. Partially rebuild each substation.
Web Link: http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/htnf/bordertownline
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District. STATE - California, Nevada. COUNTY - Washoe, Sierra. LEGAL - T19N R17E Sec 7. T20N R17E Sec 1,2,6,7,11,12,13,14,18,19, 23, 24,25,26,30,31,35,36 T21N R17E Sec 24,25,34,35,36 T19NR18E Sec 7 .T20N R18E Sec 5,6,7,8,17,18,19,20,29,30,31,32 T21NR18E Sec 4,5,6. Appoximately 15 miles west and northwest of Reno, Nevada along the Nevada and California Stateline. North of Interstate 80 near Verdi, Nevada and west of Highway 395 at Bordertown, Nevada.
Figueroa Landscape Rock Acquisition
EA
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A David Risley
760-932-5821
daviderisley@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposal is to allow Figueroa Masonry to extract up to 500 tons of rock annually over a three-year period.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40555
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Alpine. LEGAL - NW/4, NW/4 Sec. 1, T. 10 N., R. 19 E. & NE/4, NW/4 Sec. 2, T. 10 N., R. 19 E., MDB&M, Alpine Co., CA The project is located in West Carson Canyon off of California Highway 88.
Manzanita Fuels Reduction and Ecosystem Management Project
CE
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2013
Expected: 12/2013 01/2014 Steven Howell
775-884-8114
srhowell@fs.fed.us
Description: Reduce Fuels and enhance wildlife habitat on approximately 700 acres within the wildland urban interface in Alpine County Clifornia near the town of Woodfords. The project area is within the old Acron Fire of 1987.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42142
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Alpine. LEGAL - T11N R19E Sections 13, 23, 26, and 34, and T10N R19E Section 1 Alpine County California near the town of Woodfords
Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe - Atoma Area Project
EIS
- Special use management In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
06/03/2013
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
08/2014
Expected: 02/2015 06/2015 Marnie Bonesteel
775-884-8140
mbonesteel@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to amend the Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe special use permit to authorize commercial downhill skiing in the Atoma area and construction of a snowmaking water impoundment on the westernmost portion of the permit boundary
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41487
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Washoe. LEGAL - T 17 N R 19 E, Section 18, MDM Twelve miles north of the intersection of Mt. Rose Highway (Nevada State Route 431) and US 395, immediately north of the Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe base lodge and parking area
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest , Ely Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Centennial - Seligman Mine Plan
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Objection Period Legal Notice
07/07/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Craig Towery
775-289-5125
craigdtowery@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to conduct mine and exploration operations in the disturbance footprint of previously mined Mt Hamilton area on NFS lands and private land. There would be about 426 ac of surface disturbance on FS lands and approx 26 acres on private lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42438
Location: UNIT - Ely Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - White Pine. LEGAL - Not Applicable Located in White Pine Mountain Range at the existing Mount Hamilton Mine.
Currant-Ellison Watershed Restoration Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Heritage resource management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
01/23/2014
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
09/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Joshua Simpson
775-289-5129
jtsimpson@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of this project is to restore and maintain healthy and resilient watersheds, vegetation communities, wildlife habitats and to reduce fuels and wildfire risks particularly near private lands, structures and other critical resources.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41019
Location: UNIT - Ely Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye, White Pine. LEGAL - Not Applicable Project area is approximately 185,000 acres and is located approximately 50 miles southwest of Ely, Nevada within the White Pine Mountain Range.
Ely Ranger District Wilderness Management Plan
EA
- Special area management
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Land management planning
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/08/2012
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
07/2014
Expected: 10/2014 12/2014 Joshua Simpson
775-289-5129
jtsimpson@fs.fed.us
Description: Development of a district-wide wilderness management plan for the 9 Wilderness Areas on the Ely Ranger District, this will also amend the Humbold National Forest Land and Resource Managment Plan.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38334
Location: UNIT - Ely Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - White Pine. LEGAL - Not Applicable Wilderness Areas within the confines of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Ely Ranger District.
Ely Westside Rangeland Project
EIS
- Grazing management In Progress
Objection Period Legal Notice
06/17/2014
Expected: 09/2014
Actual: 09/28/2011
10/2014 Amery Sifre
775-289-3031
asifre@fs.fed.us
Description: USFS proposal to reauthorize livestock grazing on 7 cattle and 1 sheep allotment. Grazing would not be authorized on 3 vacant cattle allotments and the Troy Mtn. allotment would be re-opened. (White Pine, Quinn Canyon, and Grant Ranges)
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=17967
Location: UNIT - Ely Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Lincoln, Nye, White Pine. LEGAL - Not Applicable White Pine, Quinn Canyon, and Grant Ranges
Green Springs Exploration Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
02/07/2014
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
08/2014
Expected: 10/2014 10/2014 Craig Towery
775-289-5125
craigdtowery@fs.fed.us
Description: The operator plans to conduct mineral exploration with a total of approximately 75 acres of surface disturbance within an approximate 801-acre Project Area, over a period of approximately five years.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44115
Location: UNIT - Ely Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - White Pine. LEGAL - Sections 14, 15, 22, 26, 27, and 34, Township 15 North, Range 57 East (T15N, R57E), Mount Diablo Base and Meridian (Project Area), White Pine County, Nevada. The Project is located on the western flank of the White Pine Range in the southwest corner of the historic White Pine Mining District, aproximately 40 miles West of Ely Nevada.
Monte Cristo Territory Management Plan pdate
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
10/26/2012
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
07/2014
Expected: 11/2014 04/2015 Ryan Lind
775-289-5123
rflind@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service will update the Monte Cristo Wild Horse and Burro Territory Management Plan to include strategies to maintain the herd into the future at AML and to compliment the BLM's management of the Pancake Wild Horse and Burro Complex.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38422
Location: UNIT - Ely Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye, White Pine. LEGAL - All National Forest Lands in the White Pine Range in White Pine and Nye County ,Nevada (exlcuding Jakes Wash HMA.) All National Forest Lands in the White Pine Range in White Pine and Nye County ,Nevada (exlcuding Jakes Wash HMA.)
Ward Mt Interagency Landscape Restoration and Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
06/25/2011
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
07/2014
Expected: 09/2014 04/2015 Carol Carlock
775-289-5128
clcarlock@fs.fed.us
Description: Reduce the ecological departure from the reference conditions by reducing Fire Regime Condition Class (FRCC) and reduce the threat of wildfire to City of Ely and surrounding area, and improve wildlife habitat. Using a variety of treatment methods.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36586
Location: UNIT - Ely Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - White Pine. LEGAL - T13-16N Ranges 62-64 Sections in all or parts of the sections Forest Service, BLM and tribal lands surrounding Ward Mt. which is south west of the town of Ely NV
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest , Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest All Units R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Sierra Trail Dogs 250 Dual Sport
CE
- Special use management
- Recreation management
On Hold N/A N/A David Drake
775-352-1241
ddrake@fs.fed.us
Description: This is a motorcyle touring type of ride on National Forest System Lands. It will take place on approved motor vehicle routes as identified in the approved Motor Vehicle Use Maps
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41233
Location: UNIT - Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - California, Nevada. COUNTY - Lyon, Mineral, Mono. routes on the Bridgeport Ranger district
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest , Jarbidge Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Jarbidge Ranger District Rangeland Management Project
EIS
- Grazing management On Hold N/A N/A Vernon Keller
775-355-5356
vkeller@fs.fed.us
Description: USFS proposal to reauthorize livestock grazing on 21 allotments on the Jarbidge Ranger District using updated proper use criteria. The 2009 Record of Decision was withdrawn March 19, 2010. Project is currently on hold.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=2837
Location: UNIT - Jarbidge Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. Jarbidge Ranger District
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest , Mountain City Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Big Springs Gold Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
12/20/2013
Expected: 08/2014 08/2014 John Powell
775-778-6129
johndpowell@fs.fed.us
Description: The exploration project proposes approximately 60 drill holes spread between 16 individual drill sites within previously disturbed areas of the former Big Springs Mine site.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43411
Location: UNIT - Mountain City Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. LEGAL - Not Applicable At former Big Springs Mine site in Independence Mountains
Big Springs Gold Mine Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2014
Expected: 06/2015 07/2015 John Powell
775-778-6129
johndpowell@fs.fed.us
Description: Anova Metals USA LLC proposes surface and underground mining operations at the Big Springs Mining area.
Location: UNIT - Mountain City Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. LEGAL - The Project is located in all or portions of Sections 1, 2 and 11, Township 42 North, Range 53 East (T42N, R53E), Mount Diablo Base and Meridian (Project Area), Elko County, Nevada The Project is located in all or portions of Sections 1, 2 and 11, Township 42 North, Range 53 East (T42N, R53E), Mount Diablo Base and Meridian (Project Area), Elko County, Nevada
Black Jack Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
04/23/2012
Expected: 06/2015 08/2015 John Powell
775-778-6129
johndpowell@fs.fed.us
Description: The exploration project will utilize three drill sites from which multiple drill holes will be drilled. The use of existing roads and approximately 3,500 feet of road maintenance will be required.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38949
Location: UNIT - Mountain City Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. LEGAL - T44N, R52E,sec 28 and 29 Independence Mountains and east of the Bull Run Mountains
Island Mountain Exclosure Fence
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Heritage resource management
- Grazing management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2014
Expected: 08/2014 08/2014 Elizabeth Dixon
775-738-5171
elizabethdixon@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to install a fence around a sensitive historic resource situated along Coleman Canyon on the Mountain City Ranger District.
Location: UNIT - Mountain City Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. LEGAL - Not Applicable Coleman Canyon
Wood Gulch Mineral Exploration Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Objection Period Legal Notice
07/07/2014
Expected: 08/2014 08/2014 John Powell
775-778-6129
johndpowell@fs.fed.us
Description: Western Exploration is proposing a 10-year phased exploration project with an estimate of 100 acres of disturbance. Concurrent reclamation will be utilized when feasible to limit the amount of surface disturbance present at any one time.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43255
Location: UNIT - Mountain City Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Project is located in Sections 12-14, 23-26, 35, and 36, T44N, R53E, and in Sections 7, 8, 18, 19 and 30, T44N, R54, Mount Diablo Base and Meridian, Elko County, Nevada
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest , Ruby Mountains Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Overland Pass Habitat Improvement Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
09/26/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
07/2014
Expected: 09/2014 09/2014 Troy Phelps
775-778-6121
tdphelps@fs.fed.us
Description: Joint project with Ely BLM District to treat approximately 40,000 acres of pinyon-juniper woodlands spread across multiple jurisdictions. Objectives are to eliminate hazardous concentrations of fuels and improve sagesteppe habitat.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36593
Location: UNIT - Ruby Mountains Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko, White Pine. LEGAL - Not Applicable South end of Ruby Mountains around Overland Pass
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest , Santa Rosa Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2013 Range Rescission Implementation
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
07/30/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
07/2014
Expected: 09/2014 09/2014 Boyd Hatch
775-623-5025 x 119
bhatch@fs.fed.us
Description: Project would build key fences to better control and rotate livestock, reducing impacts on riparian areas, one of which is an LCT stream (SF Indian Creek), heritage sites, etc...
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41444
Location: UNIT - Santa Rosa Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Humboldt. LEGAL - Not Applicable Multiple Locations Accross the Santa Rosa Ranger District
Cold Springs Watershed and Stream Habitat Restoration Phase II
CE
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress

05/14/2013
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Robin Wignall
775-778-6122
rjwignall@fs.fed.us
Description: The Santa Rose Ranger District proposes to stabilize the headcuts present in the stream and restore water table levels in adjacent wet meadows with in the entire Cold Springs Pasture.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38901
Location: UNIT - Santa Rosa Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Humboldt. LEGAL - T45N R40 E multiple sections Cold Springs Pasture triburaty to the North Fork of the Little Humboldt River.
Long Valley Creek Fence Exclosure Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Heritage resource management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/22/2013
Expected: 08/2014 08/2014 Boyd Hatch
775-623-5025
bhatch@fs.fed.us
Description: This project proposes to construct an exclosure to protect a cultural site. The fence will be constructed to Forest Service standards. It will be a 4 strand fence. Project was originally part of the 2013 Range Rescission Implementation project.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44801
Location: UNIT - Santa Rosa Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Humboldt. LEGAL - T45N, R40E, section 34, MDBM The project is located in the Long Valley Creek watershed; south of Cold Springs Butte.
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest , Spring Mountains National Recreation Area R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Kyle Wash Bridge and Stream Channel Improvements
CE
- Watershed management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/11/2014
Expected: 07/2014 07/2014 John Slown
406-329-3749
jslown@fs.fed.us
Description: Replace inadequate culverts with access bridge to Fletcher View Campground and construct wash channel improvements.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43991
Location: UNIT - Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Clark. LEGAL - Not Applicable Lower Kyle Canyon, Spring Mountains NRA
McFarland Canyon Fence Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
06/09/2014
Expected: 12/2014 05/2015 Jennifer Hansen
702-515-5429
jenniferehansen@fs.fed.us
Description: Project entails construction of a fence to protect Wilderness and sensitive habitat from damage by wild horses.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41533
Location: UNIT - Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Clark. LEGAL - Northeast quarter of Section 29, R. 55 1/2 E., T. 18 S. McFarland Canyon can be accessed from CR202, then FS45570 in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, NV.
Mt. Charleston Wilderness Management Plan
EA
- Special area management In Progress

06/11/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
09/2014
Expected: 11/2014 11/2014 Jane Schumacher
702-839-5560
jaschumacher@fs.fed.us
Description: FS will prepare a Wilderness Management Plan for the Mt. Charleston Wilderness Area in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38543
Location: UNIT - Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Clark. LEGAL - Not Applicable Mt. Charleston Wilderness Area designated by Congress in 1989 and in 2002, including the Carpenter Canyon Research Natural Area and sensitive alpine areas; 56,598 acres.
Mud Springs Restoration Fencing
CE
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Jennifer Ramirez
702-515-5429
jramirez02@fs.fed.us
Description: Replacement of existing exclusion fence with a stronger, taller fence to exclude wild horses and elk from sensitive springs. Provide drinking water to ungulates and equestrians outside of fence.
Location: UNIT - Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Clark. LEGAL - West M.S. is in the SW ¼ of the NE ¼ of Section 21, T17S R55 1/2E Middle M.S. is in the SW ¼ of the NW ¼ of Section 22, T17S R55 1/2E East M.S. is in the SE ¼ of the NW ¼ of Section 22, T17S R55 1/2 Three springs (West, Middle, and East) located in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area on FSS Road 45571.
Old Mill WUI Hazardous Fuels Treatment
EA
- Fuels management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/17/2012
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
07/2014
Expected: 09/2014 09/2014 Ron Mobley
702-839-5567
rrmobley@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to reduce vegetative conditions and interrupt continuous stands of fuel in the wildland-urban interface to create defensible space around communities and allow for safe fire suppression or evacuation.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37616
Location: UNIT - Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Clark. LEGAL - T. 18 S., R. 56 E.; Secs. 35 and 36; T. 18 S., R. 57 E., Sec. 31; T. 19 S., R. 56 E. and R. 57 E. Along Deer Creek Highway (SR 158), Kyle Canyon (SR 157) and Lee Canyon (SR 156)
Spring Mountains Wild Horse & Burro Complex Project
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
06/14/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
09/2014
Expected: 11/2014 11/2014 Jane Schumacher
702-839-5560
jaschumacher@fs.fed.us
Description: Analyze appropriate managment levels and horse gathers on the Spring Mountains NRA and the Southern NV BLM District.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php?project=40960
Location: UNIT - Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Clark, Nye. LEGAL - Not Applicable Spring Mountains National Recreation Area
Unauthorized Motorized Route Restoration Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/28/2014
Expected: 07/2014 07/2014 Carol Hotchkiss
702-839-5562
chotchkiss@fs.fed.us
Description: The objective of the Unauthorized Motorized Route Restoration (UMR) Project is to close and restore 73 miles of illegal off highway vehicle (OHV) routes created by unauthorized uses.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43242
Location: UNIT - Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Clark. LEGAL - Not Applicable Routes are located throughout the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Clark County, Nevada.
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest , Tonopah Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
East Manhattan II Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
04/11/2013
Expected: 07/2014 08/2014 James Rigby
775-482-6286
jrigby@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal is for minerals exploration drilling at up to 14 drill sites and construction of approx. 1,470 feet of temp. drill road.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41680
Location: UNIT - Tonopah Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye. LEGAL - T8N, R44E, Sections 14, 15, 22,& 23 MDM. In the Toquima Mountain Range approx. 2.5 miles east of Manhattan.
Longstreet POO Supplement 2014 CE
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
03/14/2014
Expected: 08/2014 08/2014 James Rigby
775-482-6286
jrigby@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal for continued minerals exploration at up to 16 drill sites in the Georges Cyn. IRA under the 2011-approved Longstreet POO #04-10-02 previously approved helicopter-accessible drill sites may also be drilled
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43975
Location: UNIT - Tonopah Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye. LEGAL - T6N, R47E Sections, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 20 and 21 MDM In the Monitor Range approx. 30 miles northeast of Tonopah Nevada
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