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, 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


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: 06/2017 08/2017 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
- 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
Humboldt - Toiyabe NF Wilderness Plans
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=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.
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Austin Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Buffalo-Everson Exploration
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2017
Actual: 02/23/2017
08/2017 James Rigby
775-482-6286
jrigby@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

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
03/10/2015
Expected: 06/2017 07/2017 James Rigby
775-482-6286
jrigby@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

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
05/17/2016
Expected: 05/2017 07/2017 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: 08/2017 09/2017 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
Quito_2016_Exploration_Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
04/27/2017
Expected: 02/2018 07/2018 James Rigby
775-482-6286
jrigby@fs.fed.us
Description: Exploration drilling project on the western flank of the Toiyabe range 8 miles south of Austin (four drill sites)
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51675
Location: UNIT - Austin Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Lander. LEGAL - Not Applicable western flank of the Toiyabe range, 8 miles south of Austin,NV in the Birch Creek Watershed
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
Bridgeport Southwest Rangeland Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Grazing management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2017
Expected: 04/2018 04/2018 Douglas Clarke
775-778-6127
dclarke@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal is to convert 4 sheep allotments into 2 Cattle allotments and authorize cattle grazing in these two allotments. Two other sheep allotments will also be closed under this project.
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.
Mountain Warfare Training Center Operations Training Project
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Comment Period
06/25/2016
Expected: 10/2017 12/2017 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
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.
Pine Grove 5 Auger Exploration Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2017
Expected: 08/2017 09/2017 David Risley
760-932-5821
daviderisley@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed activities include dry auger exploration of placer deposits from 139 closely-spaced test sites. Depth of individual penetrations are not to exceed 30 feet. Existing, Forest Service system and non-system roads will be utilized for access.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51763
Location: UNIT - Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Lyon. LEGAL - Not Applicable Section 22, Township 10 North, Range 26 East (T10N, R26E), Mount Diablo Base and Meridian, Lyon County, Nevada
Rough Creek Sage-Grouse Habitat Improvement Project
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2017
Actual: 04/17/2017
07/2017 Monique Nelson
775-355-5316
moniquelnelson@fs.fed.us
Description: This project proposes to improve approximately 15,900 acres of sage-grouse habitat by reducing pinyon-juniper cover in the project area, thus increasing habitat connectivity, decreasing available perches for predators, and reducing wildfire risk.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49927
Location: UNIT - Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Lyon, Mineral. LEGAL - Not Applicable Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Bridgeport Ranger District, in Lyon and Mineral Counties, Nevada. Access to the project area is via Highways 338 and 182 between Wellington, NV and Bridgeport, CA
Sardine/Cloudburst Meadow Restoration
CE
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/10/2017
Expected: 07/2017 08/2017 Rachel Van Horne
775-355-5344
rvanhorne@fs.fed.us
Description: The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest proposes to conduct meadow restoration at three meadows within the West Walker River watershed. function and create and enhance Yosemite toad habitat.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51108
Location: UNIT - Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project is in the area of California State Route 108 within the Bridgeport Ranger District in the Walker River watershed in three meadows: Lower Sardine, Upper Sardine, and Cloudburst.
Sierra Trail Dogs 250 Dual Sport
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 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
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
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.
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
07/2017
Expected: 09/2017 06/2018 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.
Chedic Graphite Mine Exploration Drilling Proejct
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2017
Expected: 07/2017 08/2017 David Risley
760-932-5821
daviderisley@fs.fed.us
Description: GeoXplor Corp has submitted a Plan of Operations to drill 5 reverse-circulation exploration drill holes in the vicinity of the historic Chedic Graphite Mine in Voltaire Canyon, just outside of Carson City, NV (Carson Ranger District).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51713
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Carson City (city). LEGAL - Not Applicable Section 25 Township 15 N, Range 19E
Leviathan-Loope Rangeland Project
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period
03/27/2015
Expected: 08/2017 10/2017 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.
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
06/2017
Expected: 11/2017 05/2018 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
West Carson Habitat Restoration Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2017
Expected: 04/2019 05/2019 Scott Frost
541-573-4385
scottmfrost02@fs.fed.us
Description: This proposed action consists of two main activities: Aspen stand restoration, and habitat improvement activities for TES species. Aspen stand restoration would consist of reducing conifer encroachment to increasing aspen regeneration and diversity.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51746
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Alpine. LEGAL - The legal description is T11N, R18E, Sections 1,12,13, 25-26; T10N, R18E, Sections 1-3,10-14,22-26,35,36; T11N, R19E, Sections 1-23,26-34; T10N, R19E, Sections 1-24,27-32; and T9N, R19E Sections 5 The West Carson Watershed Habitat Restoration Project is located within Alpine County, approximately 3 miles west of Markleeville, California on Highway 88.
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Ely Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bird Creek Campground Renovation Project
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/10/2017
Expected: 04/2017 07/2017 Jose Noriega
775-289-5100
jnoriega@fs.fed.us
Description: This project involves the reconstruction of the Bird Creek Campground.
Location: UNIT - Ely Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - White Pine. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Bird Creek Campground is located approximately 22 miles north-east of Ely, Nevada
Currant-Ellison Watershed Restoration Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Recreation management
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Heritage resource management
Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2017
Actual: 03/29/2017
06/2017 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.
Elderberry and Ice Plant Dam Removal Project
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Watershed management
- Facility management
Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2017
Actual: 05/03/2017
06/2017 Jose Noriega
775-289-5100
jnoriega@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will involve the removal of the erosion control dams, reestablishment of hydrologic function, and the revegetation of the disturbed sites.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51266
Location: UNIT - Ely Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - White Pine. LEGAL - Not Applicable The erosion control dams are located within Elderberry and Ice Plant Canyons approximately 3 miles southwest of Ely, Nevada on Ward Mountain.
Green Utah Juniper Fuelwood Harvest
CE
- Forest products
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/10/2017
Expected: 04/2017 05/2017 Jose Noriega
775-289-5100
jnoriega@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will authorize the Forest Service to issue green fuelwood or post and pole permits to the public to harvest Utah Juniper. All existing rules/regulations within existing permits for fuelwood and post/pole harvest will remain in effect.
Location: UNIT - Ely Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Lincoln, Nye, White Pine. LEGAL - Not Applicable The harvest of Green Utah Juniper for fuelwood or post and poles for personal use would be authorized on the Ely Ranger District outside of designated wilderness areas and the Murray Canyon Watershed on Ward Mountain.
Monte Cristo Territory Management Plan pdate
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period
10/26/2012
Expected: 07/2017 08/2017 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.)
Sagebrush Habitat Restoration Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
02/10/2017
Expected: 06/2017 07/2017 Justin Rozich
775-289-5127
justinrozich@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will involve the use of crews with chainsaws to cut and leave Phase I and II (Less than 100 years old) pinyon-Juniper trees to restore sagebrush and mountain brush communities.
Location: UNIT - Ely Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - White Pine. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project is located on the northern portions of the White Pine Range, approximately 30 miles west of Ely, Nevada
Ward Mountain OHV Connector Trail Project
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/10/2017
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 Erin Rajala
775-289-5129
erinrajala@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will create an OHV Connector Trail that provides access and links existing roads and trails on the east side of Ward Mountain to Existing roads and Trails on the west side of Ward Mountain.
Location: UNIT - Ely Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - White Pine. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Project Area is located approximately 5 miles southwest of Ely, Nevada on Ward Mountain
Ward Mountain Road Decommissioning Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/10/2017
Expected: 04/2017 06/2017 Jose Noriega
775-289-5100
jnoriega@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will involve the Decommissioning and revegetation of unauthorized routes. The method of decommissioning will vary by route and other factors. The methods will also consider the level of natural vegetation recovery that is occurring.
Location: UNIT - Ely Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - White Pine. LEGAL - Not Applicable The proposed routes for decommissioning are located on Ward Mountain southwest of Ely, Nevada
White River Road Repairs
CE
- Watershed management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/10/2017
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 Jose Noriega
775-289-5100
jnoriega@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will involve the use of heavy equipment to place rock material below the low water crossing on the White River Road. This project will stabilize the dry wash, reduce potential for the road to wash out, address potential safety issues.
Location: UNIT - Ely Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - White Pine. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Project Area is located in Section 6, T12N, R60E, Mount Diablo Meridian. The project site is located approximately 30 miles southwest of Ely, Nevada.
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Mountain City Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
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
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Ruby Mountains Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Harmon Wildland Urban interface Fuels Reduction project
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2017
Actual: 04/27/2017
06/2017 Robin Wignall
775-778-6122
rjwignall@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal is to hand cut all phase I Pinyon and Juniper in the treatment area in order to reduce fire risk and reduce invasion into sage brush habitat. Small patches of phase II located within the treatment unit would also be treated.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51191
Location: UNIT - Ruby Mountains Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. LEGAL - Not Applicable North of Harrison Pass
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Santa Rosa Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Long Valley Creek Fence Exclosure Project
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Heritage resource management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/22/2013
Expected: 06/2017 06/2017 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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/22/2016
Expected: 08/2017 09/2017 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
Lee Canyon EIS
EIS
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register
04/2017
Expected: 12/2018 01/2019 Jane Schumacher
702-839-5560
jaschumacher@fs.fed.us
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
Mt. Charleston Wilderness Management Plan
EA
- Special area management In Progress
Comment Period
06/11/2013
Expected: 04/2017 04/2017 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.
Spring Mountains Wild Horse & Burro Complex Project
EA
- Land management planning In Progress
Comment Period
06/14/2013
Expected: 10/2017 12/2017 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
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