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 in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)
- 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, Jarbidge Ranger District
- Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Mountain City 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 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, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide) R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
California Integrated Weed Management
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Comment Period
12/02/2015
Expected: 04/2016 05/2016 Maureen Easton
775-884-8151
measton@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed action includes the development and implementation of an Integrated Weed Management System (IWMS) to treat noxious and invasive weeds on Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest System Lands in California.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46417
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District, Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - California, Nevada. COUNTY - Alpine, Lassen, Mono, Nevada, Sierra. LEGAL - Not Applicable All Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest System Lands that occur in California including Lassen, Sierra, Nevada, Alpine, and Mono Counties
Eastern Sierra ATV & UTV Jamboree
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 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 Analysis Completed Expected: 06/2016
Actual: 05/16/2016
07/2016 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.
Humboldt - Toiyabe NF Wilderness Plans
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Comment Period
08/14/2015
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 Jamie Fields
775-352-1254
jamiefields@fs.fed.us
Description: Development of Wilderness Management Plans for Santa Rosa - Paradise Peak, Alta Toquima, Arc Dome and Table Mountain Wilderness areas and amendments to Humboldt National Forest LRMP and Toiyabe National Forest LRMP.
Web Link: http://tinyurl.com/H-T-Wilderness-46107/
Location: UNIT - Austin Ranger District, Tonopah Ranger District, Santa Rosa Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Humboldt, Lander, Nye. LEGAL - Not Applicable Santa Rosa - Paradise Peak Wilderness Area on the Santa Rosa Ranger District. Alta Toquima, Arc Dome and Table Mountain Wilderness Areas on the Austin - Tonopah Ranger Districts.
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
Blackbird Fence Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/24/2016
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 Meagan Carter
775-964-2671
meagancarter@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct a fence to protect the Blackbird Ditch, a permitted water development, and supporting infrastructure provided it can be constructed in a way that avoids adverse effects to cultural resources, boundary management, and wildlife resources.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49719
Location: UNIT - Austin Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Lander. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project area is located approximately 6 miles east of Austin, NV. The legal description for this project is Mount Diablo Meridian, Township 18 North, Range 44 East, within Sections 12, and 13.
Buffalo-Everson Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
08/27/2015
Expected: 03/2016 07/2016 George Langstaff
775-964-2671
gdlangstaff@fs.fed.us
Description: Drill boreholes using reverse-circulation or core methods to expected depths of 500-1,500 ft at up to 15 sites and construct up to 5,000 ft of new, temporary road. The drill pads and new roads would be recontoured and seeded upon project completion.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47640
Location: UNIT - Austin Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye. LEGAL - sections 16 and 21, Township 12 North, Range 39 East, Mount Diablo Meridian 17.5 miles east of Gabbs, on the west side of the Shoshone Range north of Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park
DAP Mineral Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
03/10/2015
Expected: 05/2016 07/2016 George Langstaff
775-964-2671
gdlangstaff@fs.fed.us
Description: Drill mineral exploration boreholes at 3 sites, with no new road construction.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46405
Location: UNIT - Austin Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Lander. LEGAL - Section 25, Township 18 North, Range 44 East, Mount Diablo Meridian 8.5 miles southeast of Austin on the east side of the Toiyabe Range south of US Highway 50
Golden Brew Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
05/17/2016
Expected: 07/2016 07/2016 James Rigby
775-482-6286
jrigby@fs.fed.us
Description: Drill one or more boreholes at 4 sites and construct about 600 feet of new temporary road. Existing roads and 5,000 feet of overland travel will provide access.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48096
Location: UNIT - Austin Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Lander. LEGAL - sections 23 and 26, Township 16 North, Range 42 East (Mt. Diablo Meridian) 20 miles southwest of Austin, Nevada, on the alluvial fan on the west side of the Toiyabe Range
Hickison Wild Burro Territory Appropriate Management Levels and Management Actions Project
EA
- Watershed management In Progress
Comment Period
03/06/2013
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 Meagan Carter
775-482-7885
meagancarter@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
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
Four Mile Hill Habitat improvement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Analysis Completed Expected: 06/2016
Actual: 04/21/2016
07/2016 Douglas Clarke
775-778-6127
dclarke@fs.fed.us
Description: Treat up to approximately 3,800 acres of pinyon-juniper encroachment using hand and mechanical treatments and pile burning.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47712
Location: UNIT - Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Lyon. LEGAL - Not Applicable Five miles southeast of Wellington, Nevada
Mountain Warfare Training Center Communications Infrastructure Upgrades Environmental Assesment
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Comment Period
02/18/2015
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 David Drake
775 352-1241
ddrake@fs.fed.us
Description: Completing Supplemental Analysis to authorize upgraded to two existing sites and one new site all three are on NFS lands
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45828
Location: UNIT - Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - California, Nevada. COUNTY - Douglas, Lyon, Mineral, Mono. LEGAL - Not Applicable Sweetwater Commsite, Mean Peak and Wolf Creek
Mountain Warfare Training Center Operations Training Project
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Comment Period
11/01/2011
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 James Winfrey
775-355-5308
jwinfrey@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 On Hold N/A N/A 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
Pine Grove - Lincoln Gold Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A David Risley
760-932-5821
daviderisley@fs.fed.us
Description: Project involves drilling of 5 ground water monitoring wells, 9 condemnation drill holes, 6 geotechnical augur holes, and excavation of 9 test pits to determine soil properties.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46768
Location: UNIT - Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Lyon. LEGAL - Not Applicable 15 miles south of Yerington in the Pine Grove Mountains.
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
Swauger Creek Fuels Reduction Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
On Hold N/A N/A David Easton
760-932-5804
deaston@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. LEGAL - Not Applicable 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 David Drake
814-728-6283
dadrake@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
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
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
12/12/2014
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
06/2016
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 Marnie Bonesteel
775-352-1240
mbonesteel@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct 120kV transmission line connecting the Bordertown and California substations.
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.
Cottonwood Dam #1 J-81 Breach Project
CE
- Watershed management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2016
Expected: 06/2016 08/2016 Sierra Brewer
775-352-1265
sierrabrewer@fs.fed.us
Description: After breeching the dam trash will be removed from the pool area. A stable flow path for spring runoff through the reservoir will be established and the native plant community will be restored.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49203
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Washoe. LEGAL - Not Applicable Coordinates: 39 degrees 35 minutes 10 seconds, -119 Degrees 53 Minutes 06 Seconds
Leviathan-Loope Rangeland Project
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period
03/27/2015
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 Maureen Easton
775-884-8151
measton@fs.fed.us
Description: Reauthorize grazing on the Leviathan and Campbell-Loope Sheep and Goat allotments and close 3 vacant cattle and horse allotments: Mud Lake, Barber, and Double Springs.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45038
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District. STATE - California, Nevada. COUNTY - Alpine. LEGAL - Not Applicable Allotments proposed for re-authorization are located generally in the Monitor Pass area, Alpine County, California. Allotments proposed for closure are located in Douglas County, Nevada.
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
05/2016
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 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
Ollie Won Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
03/18/2016
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 David Risley
760-932-5821
daviderisley@fs.fed.us
Description: Excavation of exploration pits to collect subsurface samples for resource evaluation at up to 5 discreet sites within the project area. The proposed exploration pits will each have a working area with dimensions of approximately 8 ft. by 12 ft
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48617
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Alpine. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Ollie Won Exploration Project is located in Section 7, Township 11 North, Range 19 East, Mount Diablo Base & Meridian, Alpine County, CA
Tamarack Lake Trail
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/29/2016
Expected: 07/2016 06/2017 Daniel Morris
775-884-8140
danielmorris@fs.fed.us
Description: 5.3 miles of trail construction, 2 miles adopting existing trails, 1 mile decommissioning of non-system trails.
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Washoe. LEGAL - T 17N, R18 E, sec. 24,25; T 17N, R19E, sec. 18,19 This project is located along the Mount Rose Highway (SR 431) about 10 miles southwest of Reno, NV on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Ely Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Currant-Ellison Watershed Restoration Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Heritage resource management
- Road management
In Progress
Comment Period
01/23/2014
Expected: 04/2016 05/2016 Jose Noriega
775-289-5100
jnoriega@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.
Monte Cristo Territory Management Plan pdate
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period
10/26/2012
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 Amery Sifre
775-289-3031
asifre@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.)
Mount Moriah Cave Gate Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/29/2016
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 John Powell
775-289-5125
johndpowell@fs.fed.us
Description: A gate would be installed in the entrance of a cave located in the north Snake Range in eastern Nevada. The gate would be designed to allow for normal passage for bats and airflow and other small wildlife species that may use the cave for shelter.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49305
Location: UNIT - Ely Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - White Pine. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Project is located within the Mount Moriah Wilderness in the Ely Ranger District of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest in White Pine County, Nevada.
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Jarbidge Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bear Creek No.1 Hazardous Fuels Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/15/2016
Expected: 05/2016 05/2016 John Baldwin
775-778-6109
jbaldwin01@fs.fed.us
Description: 1. Thinning corridor, along the Charleston - Jarbidge road. 2. Fuel break along the FS Rd #58277. 3. Prescribed burn for 230 acres in the Bear Creek Watershed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48033
Location: UNIT - Jarbidge Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. LEGAL - Not Applicable Bear Creek Watershed
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 Mine Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
08/29/2014
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43809
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: 07/2017 08/2017 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
Nexus Walker Ridge Mineral Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology Cancelled N/A N/A John Powell
775-289-5125
johndpowell@fs.fed.us
Description: Nexus Gold Corp proposes a small scale drilling program (less than one year) at their Walker Ridge Project site in Elko County, NV. The program is anticipated to create approximately 4 acres of surface disturbance.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47671
Location: UNIT - Mountain City Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Walker Ridge Project is located in Elko County, Nevada, approximately 40 air miles north of Elko. The Project is located in the Independence Range in sections 29, 30, 31 & 32, T42N, R54E, MDBM.
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
07/30/2013
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 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
Fort McDermitt Cooperative Domestic Horse Removal Project
CE
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/19/2015
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 Joseph Garrotto
775-623-5025 ext. 5
jgarrotto@fs.fed.us
Description: The project will remove domestic horses from National Forest System land in cooperation with Fort McDermitt Paiute-Shoshone Tribal government.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44432
Location: UNIT - Santa Rosa Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Humboldt. LEGAL - Not Applicable Northern end of Santa Rosa Ranger District
Long Valley Creek Fence Exclosure Project
CE
- Heritage resource management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/22/2013
Expected: 03/2016 04/2016 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.
North Fork Little Humboldt River Meadow Headcut Repair Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/22/2016
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 Rachel Van Horne
775-355-5344
rvanhorne@fs.fed.us
Description: Project is to repair and stabilize headcuts and eroded areas within meadows and adjacent ephemeral stream channel segments within several portions of the headwaters of the North Fork Little Humboldt River.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48391
Location: UNIT - Santa Rosa Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Humboldt. LEGAL - Not Applicable headwaters
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Spring Mountains National Recreation Area R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Mt. Charleston Wilderness Management Plan
EA
- Special area management In Progress
Comment Period
06/11/2013
Expected: 12/2016 12/2016 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.
Spring Mountains Wild Horse & Burro Complex Project
EA
- Land management planning In Progress
Comment Period
06/14/2013
Expected: 12/2016 12/2016 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
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Tonopah Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Goldwedge 2014 Exploration Project CE
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
11/05/2014
Expected: 06/2016 09/2016 James Rigby
775-482-6286
jrigby@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal is for gold-silver minerals exploration drilling at up to 49 drill sites & construction of approx. 2,800-ft. of new temp. access roads,use of existing roads and overland travel on USFS administered federal lands totally approx. 3.2 acres.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45863
Location: UNIT - Tonopah Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye. LEGAL - Not Applicable UNIT-Tonopah Ranger District, STATE-Nevada. COUNTY-Nye. Legal-T8N, R43E Section 13, and T8N R44E Section 18 MDM,IN The Toquima Ranger, approx. 1-mile west of Manhattan, Nevada
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