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, 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
Locatable Mining Rule - 36 CFR 228, subpart A.
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
09/13/2018
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
11/2021
Expected: 12/2021 12/2021 Nancy Rusho
202-731-9196
nancy.rusho@usda.gov
Description: The U.S. Department of Agriculture proposes revisions to its regulations at 36 CFR 228, Subpart A governing locatable minerals operations on National Forest System lands.A draft EIS & proposed rule should be available for review/comment in late 2020
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=57214
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. LEGAL - Not Applicable These regulations apply to all NFS lands open to mineral entry under the US mining laws. More Information is available at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/science-technology/geology/minerals/locatable-minerals/current-revisions
Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Amendments to Land Management Plans Regarding Sage-grouse Conservation
EIS
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Land management planning
In Progress
FEIS NOA in Federal Register
08/02/2019
Expected: 07/2020 07/2020 John Shivik
801-625-5667
johnashivik@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service is considering amending its land management plans to address new and evolving issues arising since implementing sage-grouse plans in 2015. This project is in cooperation with the USDI Bureau of Land Management.
Web Link: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r4/home/?cid=stelprd3843381
Location: UNIT - Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest All Units, Ashley National Forest All Units, Boise National Forest All Units, Bridger-Teton National Forest All Units, Dixie National Forest All Units, Fishlake National Forest All Units, Manti-La Sal National Forest All Units, Salmon-Challis National Forest All Units, Sawtooth National Forest All Units, Caribou-Targhee National Forest All Units, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest All Units, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache All Units. STATE - Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming. COUNTY - Adams, Blaine, Bonneville, Camas, Caribou, Cassia, Elmore, Fremont, Madison, Churchill, Clark, Elko, Eureka, Humboldt, Lincoln, Nye, Pershing, Washoe, White Pine, Beaver, Box Elder, Cache, Carbon, Daggett, Davis, Duchesne, Emery, Garfield, Grand, Iron, Juab, Kane, Millard, Morgan, Piute, Rich, Salt Lake, San Juan, Sanpete, Sevier, Summit, Tooele, Uintah, Utah, Wasatch, Washington, Wayne, Weber, Albany, Campbell, Carbon, Converse, Crook, Laramie, Lincoln, Natrona, Niobrara, Platte, Sublette, Teton, Weston, Jackson, Moffat, Routt. LEGAL - Not Applicable Sagebrush lands in National Forests of Nevada, Utah, southern Idaho, southwest Montana, southwest & south-central Wyoming and northern Colorado.
Carson City to Glenbrook Powerline Rebuild
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/10/2020
Expected: 09/2020 06/2021 Marnie Bonesteel
775-352-1240
marnie.bonesteel@usda.gov
Description: Rebuild approximately 9.23 mile, 60 kilovolt (kV) transmission line within the existing right-of-way between the Voltaire Substation in Carson City, Nevada and Glenbrook Substation, Douglas County, Nevada.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=58015
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District, Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Douglas, Carson City (city). LEGAL - Not Applicable West side of Carson City Nevada, from Voltaire Canyon heading west across U.S. Highway 50 to the intersection of Nevada State Route 28 and Spooner Summit, then parallels old Highway 50 to Glenbrook.
East Zone Connectivity and Restoration Project
EA

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- Heritage resource management
- Road management
- Land management planning
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/03/2020
Est. Comment Period
08/2020
Expected: 12/2020 12/2020 John Brokaw
530-587-3558 ext. 241
john.brokaw@usda.gov
Description: The project proposes (OHV) and Watershed Improvement management actions on National Forest System lands including changes to the NFTS, realignment, decommission and restoration of routes, construction of motorized trail, and staging area creation.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=57704
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District, Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada, Placer, Sierra. LEGAL - T 19,18,17,and 16 N - R 17 and 16 E - Covering more than 40 sections in Nevada, Sierra, and Placer counties. Boca, Stampede, and Prosser Reservoirs area adjacent to the 890, 894, 270, and 72 Rd. systems. Project also encompasses the 06 Rd. in the vicinity of the Big Chief cliff complexes north of Deer Creek.
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
Forest-wide Prescribed Fire Project
CE

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- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
09/2020
Expected: 11/2020 01/2021 Duncan Leao
530-543-2660
dleao@fs.fed.us
Description: We propose to apply prescribed fire on up to 100,000 acres of national forest system lands per year to improve native vegetation and wildlife habitats and to reduce risk of uncharacteristic wildfire.
Location: UNIT - Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest All Units. STATE - California, Nevada. COUNTY - Clark, Elko, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, Lincoln, Nye, Washoe, White Pine, Alpine, El Dorado, Mono, Nevada, Sierra, Tuolumne. LEGAL - Not Applicable National Forest System lands within the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
Humboldt-Toiyabe Integrated Invasive Plant Treatment Project
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) On Hold N/A N/A James Winfrey
775-355-5308
james.winfrey@usda.gov
Description: The purpose of this analysis is to update current management to provide for integrated and timely management of invasive species, now and in the future, with the goal of promoting healthy and thriving native plant communities across the HTNF.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53031
Location: UNIT - Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest All Units. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Clark, Elko, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, Lincoln, Nye, Washoe, White Pine. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project addresses invasive plant treatments across the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest lands in the State of Nevada.
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
Arc Dome Fish Restoration Project
EA

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- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Comment Period
03/15/2018
Expected: 09/2020 09/2020 Jim Harvey
775-355-5343
jimharvey@fs.fed.us
Description: The Nevada Department of Wildlife has proposed to restore Lahontan cutthroat trout (LCT) in two stream systems within the Arc Dome Wilderness. In order to reintroduce LCT, non-native fish will be removed via chemical treatment.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52997
Location: UNIT - Austin Ranger District, Tonopah Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye. LEGAL - Not Applicable Upper Reese River and Stewart Creek stream systems in the Arc Dome Wilderness.
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Austin Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Amsel 2020 Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
06/18/2020
Expected: 07/2020 09/2020 Carolyn Helm
775-455-2192
carolyn.helm@usda.gov
Description: Locatable mineral exploration project in southern Monitor Range. Construction of twenty-one (21) drill sites with 1,083 feet of travel on existing roads. No new road construction, reconstruction, or timber cutting is proposed within project area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=58254
Location: UNIT - Austin Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye. LEGAL - T6N R46E sections 7 & 8, Mount Diablo Base & Meridian Project is located in the southern Monitor Range near Hunts Canyon, Northeast of Tonopah, Nevada.
Caldera 2020 Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
06/18/2020
Expected: 07/2020 09/2020 Carolyn Helm
775-455-2192
Carolyn.Helm@usda.gov
Description: Mineral exploration project in southern Shoshone Mountains. Construction of ten (10) drill sites and 4,440 feet of road construction or reconstruction.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=58259
Location: UNIT - Austin Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye. LEGAL - T9N R39E sections 13 & 14; T9N R40E sections 7, 18, 19, & 20. Project is located in southern Shoshone Mountains north of Tonopah, Nevada.
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Bridgeport Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bald Peak Minerals Exploration Project
EA

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- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
02/28/2019
Expected: 01/2021 08/2021 David Risley
760-932-5821
david.risley@usda.gov
Description: The Proposed Action consists of 11 exploration drill sites, from which each constructed site a core drill will be utilized to drill one to three exploration drill holes. This will be a helicopter supported operation with no new roads constructed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=55213
Location: UNIT - Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Mineral. LEGAL - Activities are proposed in Sections 3, 4, 9, & 17, Township 5 North, Range 27 East, and Sections 9 &10, Township 5 North, Range 27A East; Mount Diablo Base & Meridian 9 miles East-Northeast of Aurora Townsite; and on the Western flank of Bald Peak
Bodie Hills California Habitat Improvement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/10/2017
Expected: 07/2020 08/2020 Anne Orlando
7609325853
anne.orlando@usda.gov
Description: This project will remove conifers from about 2,200 acres of sagebrush ecosystems in the Bodie Hills within California to improve habitat for the Bi-State sage-grouse.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52199
Location: UNIT - Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - Not Applicable Located on the NV/CA State line about 15 miles NE of Bridgeport, CA.
Bridgeport Southwest Rangeland Project
EA

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- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period
07/06/2019
Expected: 05/2021 07/2021 Douglas Clarke
(775) 778-6127
douglas.clarke@usda.gov
Description: Proposal is to convert 4 sheep allotments into 2 Cattle allotments and authorize cattle grazing in these two allotments.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49993
Location: UNIT - Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - Not Applicable approximately 8 miles south of Bridgeport, California.
Marietta T-4 West Minerals Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
08/06/2019
Expected: 08/2020 09/2020 David Risley
760-932-5821
david.risley@usda.gov
Description: proposal is to conduct exploration drilling for locatable minerals from 6 constructed drill sites . Total project disturbance is estimated at 0.5 acres. Activities, includi
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=55957
Location: UNIT - Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - Not Applicable The southern flanks of the Excelsior Mountains, Mineral County, NV
Swauger Creek Fuels Reduction Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
On Hold N/A N/A David Easton
760-932-5804
david.easton@usda.gov
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.
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Carson Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Faith Valley Restoration Project
CE
- Watershed management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2020
Expected: 09/2020 07/2021 Sally Champion
775-884-8116
schampion@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct BDAs, log structures or rock features in or near channel to restore hydrology and stream function due to historic actions including roadbeds on apprx 1 mi of West Carson River. Includes maintenance of FS Rd 081 to improve drainage.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=57636
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Alpine. LEGAL - Township 10 N., Range 18 E., Sec. 19 & 30 Project area Faith Valley located along the West Carson River, adjacent to Blue Lakes Road approximately four miles south of its junction with HWY 89. The nearest town is Woodford, California
Leviathan Peak Communication Site Improvements
CE

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- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2020
Actual: 07/31/2020
09/2020 Marnie Bonesteel
775-352-1240
marnie.bonesteel@usda.gov
Description: Construction, operation and maintenance of new telecommunication facilities and the removal of existing facilities at Leviathan Peak Communication Site.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=57586
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Alpine. LEGAL - T10N R22E Section 30 The project location is approximately 10 miles south east of Markleeville, CA accessible from Highway 88 Monitor Pass and Leviathan Lookout Road 31057.
Mt. Rose Corridor Hazardous Fuels Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2021
Expected: 09/2022 09/2023 Anna Belle Monti
775-884-8114
annabelle.monti@usda.gov
Description: Hazardous fuels reduction and vegetation management within the analysis area located along the Mount Rose Highway corridor. Proposed treatments include mechanical, prescribed fire, and biomass utilization of firewood through the local community.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=58030
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Washoe. LEGAL - T17N, R19E, sec 5, 8, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33; T16N, R18E, sec 13, 14, 23, 24, 25, 26, 36; T16N, R19E, sec 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, Mount Diablo Meridian Mount Rose Highway Corridor. Tahoe Meadows to Galena Creek Park area, South to near Bower's Mansion Regional Park.
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Ely Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Monte Cristo Territory Management Plan pdate
EA
- Grazing management On Hold N/A N/A Amery Sifre
775-289-3031
amery.sifre@usda.gov
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.)
Tamberlaine Canyon Exploration Drilling Project
CE

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- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
10/25/2019
Expected: 10/2020 10/2020 John Powell
775-289-5125
johndpowell@fs.fed.us
Description: The project proposes locatable minerals exploration drilling from approximately eight drilling sites within the Project Area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=57039
Location: UNIT - Ely Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - White Pine. LEGAL - FS lands within T16N, R64E; T15N, R64E; T15N, R65E, Mount Diablo Meridian The Tamberlaine Canyon Exploration Drilling Project is located on NFS lands approximately 8 miles southeast of the city of Ely 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
Lower Mary's River and Willow Creek Grazing Allotments Project
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period
07/31/2019
Expected: 03/2021 05/2021 Elizabeth Dixon
1-775-752-3357
elizabeth.dixon@usda.gov
Description: Authorize sheep grazing on Lower Mary's River and Willow Creek grazing allotments.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=56526
Location: UNIT - Jarbidge Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. LEGAL - Not Applicable South end of Jarbidge Mountains in Mary's River watershed
Newcrest Jarbidge Exploration Project
EA

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- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
11/26/2019
Expected: 08/2020 08/2020 Joshua Nicholes
775-738-5171
joshua.nicholes@usda.gov
Description: Newcrest Resources proposes a 10 year minerals exploration project. Phase 1 of the project will include up to 22 drill sites, one temporary aquatic organism passage culvert, six miles of temporary road and 23.98 acres of surface disturbance.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=57159
Location: UNIT - Jarbidge Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. LEGAL - Not Applicable Near the town Jarbidge, NV
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Mountain City Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Burns Basin Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
05/08/2020
Expected: 07/2020 07/2020 Scott Richey
775-738-5171
scott.richey@usda.gov
Description: Locatable minerals exploration project in the Independence Mountains. Ten drill sites (8 on NFS 2 on private lands), access will be on existing roads and reopened reclaimed roads. Proposed disturbance of 3.0 acres. All disturbance will be reclaimed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=58133
Location: UNIT - Mountain City Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. LEGAL - Not Applicable Independence Mountains in Burns Basin which is directly south of Jerritt Canyon and California Mountain
California Creek Powerline Project
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/29/2019
Expected: 10/2020 10/2020 Wendy Markham
775-623-5025 ext. 112
wendy.markham@usda.gov
Description: Construction of approximately 1 mile over powerline ( both underground and overhead) to provide power to private land inholdings. This new line will replace an overhead line that was burned in the Brown's Gulch wildland fire.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=55796
Location: UNIT - Mountain City Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. LEGAL - Not Applicable 1 mile south of Mountain City, Nevada
Mountain City Road Maintenance Station
CE

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- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/10/2019
Expected: 08/2020 09/2020 Wendy Markham
775-623-5025 ext. 112
wendy.markham@usda.gov
Description: Road maintenance station to support highway maintenance on State Route 225 near Mountain City, Nevada.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=57082
Location: UNIT - Mountain City Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. LEGAL - T45N R53E Section 24 4 miles south of Mountain City, NV adjacent to State Route 225.
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Ruby Mountains Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Boy Scout Camp Rebuild
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special area management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/10/2019
Expected: 12/2020 03/2021 Joshua Nicholes
775-289-5145
jnicholes@fs.fed.us
Description: This project is being proposed to rebuild burned structures and infrastructure that was damaged or burned down during the Range Two Fire in 2018. Including lodge and A-Frame cabins.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=56166
Location: UNIT - Ruby Mountains Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. LEGAL - Not Applicable Lamoille Canyon
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Santa Rosa Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
National Exploration Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
05/11/2019
Expected: 09/2020 10/2020 Jenna Padilla
1-775-778-6129
jenna.padilla@usda.gov
Description: National Gold Mining Corporation proposes to conduct a ten year exploration drilling program on Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and private lands located in the historic National Mining District, Santa Rosa Mountain Range, Nevada.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=55914
Location: UNIT - Santa Rosa Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Humboldt. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Project is located in T. 46 N., R. 39 E., sections 27, 28, 33, and 34, Mount Diablo Base and Meridian (MDB&M), Humboldt County, Nevada.
Santa Rosa Rangeland Management Project
EA

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- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period
04/18/2020
Expected: 05/2021 08/2021 Douglas Clarke
(775) 778-6127
douglas.clarke@usda.gov
Description: Authorize livestock grazing on 12 allotments across the Ranger District.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52282
Location: UNIT - Santa Rosa Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Humboldt. LEGAL - Not Applicable Lands throughout the Santa Rosa Ranger District
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Spring Mountains National Recreation Area R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Autecology Phase IV - Butterfly Habitat Protection and Restoration
CE

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- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/02/2020
Expected: 10/2020 10/2020 Kathryn Gulley
702-515-5430
kathryn.gulley@usda.gov
Description: Protection and restoration of habitat for two species of butterflies endemic the Spring Mountains.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=57659
Location: UNIT - Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Clark. LEGAL - Not Applicable Mud Springs and Wheeler within Clark County, Nevada.
Lee Canyon EIS
EIS

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
03/23/2017
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
09/2020
Expected: 09/2020 05/2021 Jonathan Stein
702-515-5418
jonathan.stein@usda.gov
Description: Preparation of EIS to analyze the effects of Phase I of a Master Development Plan for the Lee Canyon Ski Resort.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50649
Location: UNIT - Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Clark. LEGAL - Not Applicable Lee Canyon Resort at the terminus of Highway 156 in Lee Canyon, Clark County, Nevada
Macks, Champion, Lovell Habitat Improvement and Fuels Reduction
CE

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- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
03/02/2020
Expected: 10/2020 10/2020 Joshua Thalacker
702-515-5441
joshua.thalacker@usda.gov
Description: Proposed treatments include mechanical (mastication and/or chipping), hand (chainsaws and/or handtools), prescribed fire (broadcast and/or pile), and biomass utilization of firewood through the local community.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=57531
Location: UNIT - Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Clark. LEGAL - Not Applicable Humboldt-Toiyabe NF Spring Mountains national Recreation Area
Spring Mountains Wild Horse & Burro Complex Project
EA
- Land management planning On Hold N/A N/A Rixey Jenkins
775-355-5387
rixey.jenkins@usda.gov
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
Barcelona Minerals Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A Gregory Van Oosbree
7754827881
gvanoosbree@fs.fed.us
Description: Minerals exploration project in the Toquima Range. Seven drill sites on FS administered land
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53245
Location: UNIT - Tonopah Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye. LEGAL - Not Applicable upper parts of Antone Creek Canyon and Silver Creek in the southern Toquima range
Danbo Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A Gregory Van Oosbree
7754827881
gregory.vanoosbree@usda.gov
Description: Exploration drilling project, 8 proposed drill holes all on existing disturbance, no new road construction, widening or maintenance proposed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53651
Location: UNIT - Tonopah Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye. LEGAL - Not Applicable Southern Monitor Range near Hunts Canyon
Quima Peak Communication Site Improvements
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2020
Actual: 06/22/2020
08/2020 Marnie Bonesteel
775-352-1240
marnie.bonesteel@usda.gov
Description: Upgrading the Quima Peak Communication Site within the existing footprint by extending the tower by 20 feet and replacing the existing solar arrays.
Location: UNIT - Tonopah Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye. LEGAL - T7N. R43E. Sec 1 Approximately 4 miles southwest of Manhattan Nevada.
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