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
- Angeles National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Angeles National Forest, Los Angeles River
- Angeles National Forest, San Gabriel River Ranger District
- Angeles National Forest, Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers


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
Angeles National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest) R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Administrative Sites Defense Zones Project
CE
- Fuels management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/03/2017
Expected: 09/2020 10/2020 Diane Travis
626-574-5239
dhtravis@fs.fed.us
Description: ANF proposes to improve and maintain defense zones for administrative sites. Sites include recreation residences, communication sites, and campgrounds that currently lack adequate defensible space for protection from unwanted effects of wildfire.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52442
Location: UNIT - Angeles National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - Not Applicable See map on project page.
Angeles Crest Highway Fuels Reduction Project
CE
- Fuels management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/02/2019
Expected: 09/2020 10/2020 Matthew Bokach
626-335-1251 x250
matthewbokach@fs.fed.us
Description: ANF is proposing to reduce fire risk, and create a safe transportation route along the Angeles Crest highway. Design features will be included to minimize and avoid effects to resources.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=56349
Location: UNIT - Angeles National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - Not Applicable Along highway 2.
Forest-Wide Fuelbreak Maintenance Strategy
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Fuels management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/12/2020
Est. Comment Period
03/2021
Expected: 10/2021 11/2021 Diane Travis
626-574-5329
comments-pacificsouthwest-angeles@usda.gov
Description: Forest-Wide Fuelbreak Maintenance Strategy
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=57599
Location: UNIT - Angeles National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - Not Applicable Forest-Wide
Williamson Rock and Pacific Crest Trail
EIS
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Special area management
- Recreation management
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
07/27/2018
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
02/2021
Expected: 03/2021 06/2021 Jose Henriquez-Santos
626-574-5277
angeles_sgmnm@fs.fed.us
Description: A proposal to provide limited recreational access to a critical wildlife habitat area, with seasonal and long term closures, a user permit system, and construction of a trail, trail bridge, and minor improvements to staging areas and trailheads.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43405
Location: UNIT - Angeles National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - Portions of T 3N, R9W, Section 7; and T 3N, R10W, Sections 11, 12, 13, and 14; SBBM Within the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, near the confluence of Cooper Canyon and Little Rock Creek, partially within the Pleasant View Ridge Wilderness, north of Highway 2.
Angeles National Forest, Los Angeles River R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Goldspotted Oak Borer (GSOB) Management Across At Risk Areas (M.A.A.R.A.)
EA
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/07/2020
Expected: 02/2021 03/2021 Vilius Zukauskas
661-269-2808
vzukauskas@fs.fed.us
Description: Having a GSOB treatment plan based on topography, road distance, recreational uses, special uses, and a corresponding site-specific management plan is critical to the rapid assessment and treatment of newly discovered infestations.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=58139
Location: UNIT - Los Angeles River. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - Not Applicable Approximately 4,680 acres (see map).
Maple Canyon Sediment Placement Site Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Graham Breakwell
626-574-5297
grahambreakwell@fs.fed.us
Description: LA County Department of Public Works proposes to remove up 4.4 mm cubic yards (mcy) of sediment from Big Tujunga Reservoir and place it in the adjacent Maple Canyon, a designated sediment disposal site in the forest plan.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=54402
Location: UNIT - Los Angeles River. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - Not Applicable Maple Canyon is approx. 9 miles up Big Tujunga Canyon Road from Sunland and 6 miles north of La Canada.
San Francisquito Canyon Creek Aquatic Organism Passage Barrier Projects
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
On Hold N/A N/A Daryl Hodges
626-574-5258
dhodges@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose and need are to restore Aquatic Organism Passage along the San Francisquito Canyon Creek and improve aquatic habitat for aquatic organisms (T&E species). ANF proposed to replace existing road culverts at road crossings.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=56034
Location: UNIT - Los Angeles River. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - Not Applicable Los Angeles Gateway District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL Description T6N, R15W, Sections 22, 27; SBBM. East of San Francisquito Canyon Road at Powerhouse #1.
Unnamed Abandoned Mine Closure
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/12/2020
Expected: 07/2020 07/2020 Leslie Welch
626-574-5332
SM.FS.anf_lagd@usda.gov
Description: The ANF proposes permanent closure of an abandoned mine shaft. The shaft collar is unstable, and the surface walls are steep and sheer. This vertical hazard will be mitigated by utilizing polyurethane foam to fill the shaft. Revegetate naturally
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=58311
Location: UNIT - Los Angeles River. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - SE  of Section 27 of Township 03N Range 14W See map in posted pdf.
Angeles National Forest, San Gabriel River Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Blue Ridge Communication Site Inc. Tower Replacement
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/19/2018
Expected: 07/2020 08/2020 Evalds Rimbenieks
661-269-2808 x 230
erimbenieks02@fs.fed.us
Description: Permit seeker proposes to construct a new 120 foot communication tower to upgrade and replace an existing tower and add cement pads to accommodate the future pre-fabricated equipment buildings and additional tenants utilizing the site.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=55113
Location: UNIT - San Gabriel River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - Not Applicable T 3 N, R 8 W, NW 1/4 Section 13
San Gabriel River Confluence With Cattle Canyon Improvements Project
EIS
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
11/09/2017
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
08/2020
Expected: 08/2020 09/2020 Jeremy Sugden
626-335-1251 x222
jmsugden@fs.fed.us
Description: The Project was developed to better manage the recreation use and balance the needs for resource protection. The project site encompasses an approximate 2.5-mile reach of the East Fork of the San Gabriel River
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50466
Location: UNIT - San Gabriel River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - T2N R8W Sections 19 and 30, T2N R9W Sections 24, 25, 26, T3N R8W Section 18 T2N R8W Sections 19 and 30, T2N R9W Sections 24, 25, 26, T3N R8W Section 18
Angeles National Forest, Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Boquet Canyon Recreation Residence Tract Special Use Reissuance
EA
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Julie Uyehara
626-574-5256
juyehara@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to reissue or amend Boquet Canyon Tract recreational residence Special Use Permits. New permits or amendments would provide protection measures for the unarmored threespine stickleback, an endagered fish, and to the adjacent riparian area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=24777
Location: UNIT - Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - Not Applicable Renewal Special Use Permit in the Boquet Canyon Tract recreational residence.
Golden State Water Co. - Sheep Creek Canyon Tank
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/09/2019
Expected: 08/2020 09/2020 Evalds Rimbenieks
661-269-2808 x230
erimbenieks02@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue new special use permit and then determine whether to amend special use authorization to replace and increase amount of storage from 25,000 gallons to 150,000 gallons.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=20596
Location: UNIT - Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - T.3N., R.7W., Section 18 Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers Ranger District, Angeles National Forest
LADWP Adelanto Toluca Line and Road Maintenance
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/26/2018
Expected: 10/2020 10/2020 Lorraine Gerchas
626-574-5281
lmgerchas@fs.fed.us
Description: LADWP is seeking a permit to replace 6 miles of damaged conductors, repair wires on the Adelanto-Toluca transmission line in a post-fire environment.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=55112
Location: UNIT - Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - Not Applicable T3N AND T4N R13W
Teresita Pines Organization Camp Construction
EA
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Evalds Rimbenieks
661-269-2808 x230
erimbenieks02@fs.fed.us
Description: The camp is proposing to modify some of the existing building and construct new facilities including a parking area.
Location: UNIT - Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - T4N, R8W Section 33 Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers Ranger District, Angeles National Forest
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This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.