Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

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- R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
- Angeles National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Angeles National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Angeles National Forest, Los Angeles River
- Angeles National Forest, San Gabriel River Ranger District
- Angeles National Forest, Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers


R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Southern California National Forests Land Management Plan Amendment
EIS
- Land management planning In Progress
FEIS NOA in Federal Register
11/22/2013
Expected: 10/2014 10/2014 Robert Hawkins
916-849-8037
rhhawkins@fs.fed.us
Description: The Angeles, Cleveland, Los Padres, and San Bernardino national forests propose to amend their land management plans with new guidance for roadless area management and land management plan monitoring.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35130
Location: UNIT - Angeles National Forest All Units, Cleveland National Forest All Units, Los Padres National Forest All Units, San Bernardino National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern, Los Angeles, Monterey, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura. LEGAL - Not Applicable Angeles, Cleveland, Los Padres, and San Bernardino National Forests
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
Angeles National Forest Defensible Space Project
EA
- Fuels management In Progress
Comment Period
05/09/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Justin Seastrand
626-574-5278
comments-pacificsouthwest-angeles@fs.fed.us
Description: Expanding Hazard Reduction for landowners with habitable structures within 300 feet of the forest boundary. Project will establish defensible space around structures to the extent necessary to comply with state and county fire codes.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35149
Location: UNIT - Angeles National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles, San Bernardino. LEGAL - Not Applicable Areas of private property adjacent to National Forest System lands across the Angeles National Forest. Primarly in north cental Los Angeles County with some areas in easter San Bernardino County
Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project Supplemental EIS
EIS
- Special use management In Progress
FEIS NOA in Federal Register
10/25/2013
Expected: 07/2014 09/2014 Lorraine Gerchas
626-574-5281
lmgerchas@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal is to implement Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recommendations on an already approved transmission line. On National Forest System lands, marker balls would be added to 111 wire spans, and aviation lights to 3 towers.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41924
Location: UNIT - Angeles National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - Not Applicable Two utility corridors south of Acton, CA. One southwest toward the Gould Substation off of Highway 2 in La Canada; the other southeast toward Duarte and the Rio Hondo Substation.
Angeles National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide) R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Non-Native Aquatic Species Removal in Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog Habitat.
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/07/2014
Expected: 09/2014 09/2014 Nathan Sill
626-574-5328
nsill@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will remove non-native aquatic species within the South Fork Big Rock Creek, Dorr Canyon, Little Rock Creek, Devils Canyon, Bear Creek, Vincent and Bear Gulch and will involve the use of nets, traps and backpack electroshockers.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45086
Location: UNIT - San Gabriel River Ranger District, Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - Not Applicable This project will occur within the drainages described below and are located within the Pleasant View, San Gabriel, and Sheep Mountain Wilderness Areas.
Angeles National Forest, Los Angeles River R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Big Tujunga Dam and Maple Canyon Sediment Placement Site
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/11/2012
Est. Comment Period
08/2014
Expected: 01/2015 07/2015 Graham Breakwell
818-899-1900 ext. 243
grahambreakwell@fs.fed.us
Description: LA County proposes to remove up to 4.4mm cubic yards of sediment from Big Tujunga Reservoir, and place it in the adjacent Maple Canyon, a designated disposal site. Big Tujunga Reservoir will be dewatered through dam valves and mechanical pumping.
Web Link: http://ladpw.org/wrd/Removal/BigTujunga/index.cfm?Project=BigTujunga&site=wrd
Location: UNIT - Los Angeles River. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - Not Applicable Big Tujunga Dam and Maple Canyon are approximately 9 miles up Big Tujunga Canyon Road from Sunland, and 6 miles north of La Canada.
CalTrans SH2 - regrading and removal of overhanging unstable thick soil mantle
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Comment Period
11/15/2012
Expected: 02/2013 02/2013 Graham Breakwell
818-899-1900
grahambreakwell@fs.fed.us
Description: CalTrans SH2 - regrade and remove overhanging unstable thick soil mantle. A soldier-pile debris catchment wall is proposed at the toe of the regraded slope. The proposed wall will catch the hazard falling material and prevent blockage of SH2.
Location: UNIT - Los Angeles River. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - Angeles Crest Highway - SH2 - MM 32.5 - South side Angeles Crest Highway - SH2 - MM 32.5 - South side
Dawn Mine Entry Access Control Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
05/28/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Mike McIntyre
818-899-1900
mmcintyre@fs.fed.us
Description: The Angeles National Forest proposes to improve public safety and comply with the direction of Forest Service Manual 2840.3 by eliminating human entry into the abandoned historic Dawn Mine. Closure methods will be selected on site-specific conditions
Location: UNIT - Los Angeles River. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - The Dawn Mine is located in the SW1/4 of Section 27, T.2N, R.12W, SBBM, on the Pasadena, CA 7.5' Series Topographic Map. UTM coordinates are Zone 11, 395960E and 3787720m to 394849mN. The Dawn Mine is located in the SW1/4 of Section 27, T.2N, R.12W, SBBM, on the Pasadena, CA 7.5' Series Topographic Map. UTM coordinates are Zone 11, 395960E and 3787720m to 394849mN.
Little Tujunga West Fuels Treatment Project
CE
- Fuels management On Hold N/A N/A Scott Lowden
818-899-1900
slowden@fs.fed.us
Description: Hazardous fuel reduction with handcrews, masticators, chipping, pile burning and broadcast burning, adjacent to LA City and LA County. This is in the Kagel and Lopez Canyon areas.
Location: UNIT - Los Angeles River. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - T2N, R14 W, Sec. 5, 6; T2N, R15W, Sec.1; T3N, R14W, Sec. 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Lopez, Kagel, and Little Tujunga Canyon areas
Los Angeles County- Big Tujunga Canyon Highway Maintenance
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Comment Period
03/19/2014
Expected: 08/2014 10/2014 Graham Breakwell
818-899-1900 ext. 243
grahambreakwell@fs.fed.us
Description: An unreinforced wall of 450' length and 20' high is severely eroded by constant water scouring. The proposal is to reinforce this wall with riprap. A temporary water diversion structure will be placed in the middle of the streambed to divert water.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35963
Location: UNIT - Los Angeles River. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - Not Applicable Big Tujunga Canyon Road MM 0.40
Pacoima Reservoir Sediment Removal
EIS
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register
07/2014
Expected: 06/2015 09/2015 Graham Breakwell
818-899-1900
grahambreakwell@fs.fed.us
Description: LA County Dept. of Public Works has proposed excavation of up to 5.4 million cubic yards of sediment from behind Pacoima Dam. The project would load sediment onto conveyors to Lopez Basis, where it would be trucked to existing pits in Sun Valley.
Location: UNIT - Los Angeles River. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - CA/LOSANGELES/District 27/ Section/Township/Range 27-3-N-14-W-19 Pacoima Reservoir, 3 miles north of San Fernando, CA.
Angeles National Forest, San Gabriel River Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Johnstone Peak Communications Site - LA County Sherriff's Department
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/15/2014
Expected: 03/2014 04/2014 Graham Breakwell
818-899-1900
grahambreakwell@fs.fed.us
Description: Install new 50' monopole at Johnstone Peak. The monopole will support microwave dishes and VHF/UHF antennaes. This project will improve operational reliability and enhance public safety.
Location: UNIT - San Gabriel River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - Not Applicable This facility is in the San Dimas Experimental Forest and #9, of 10 facilities, on Johnstone Communications Site. This site is accessed via Blue Bird Motorway, 1N17, and the Sycamore Canyon Road.
San Gabriel River Ranger District Administrative Sites Defense Zones and Evacuation Routes
CE
- Fuels management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/02/2014
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 Daniel O'Connor
626-388-6013
comments-pacificsouthwest-angeles-sangabriel-river@fs.fed.us
Description: The District is proposing to cut and clear vegetation to provide defensible space and evacuation routes for administrative and recreation sites, recreation cabins, and communication sites, to protect infrastructure from wildfire.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44479
Location: UNIT - San Gabriel River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles, San Bernardino. LEGAL - Not Applicable Various sites and permitted areas under special use permit across the San Gabriel River Ranger District of the Angeles National Forest. The two primary areas are San Gabriel and Mt. Baldy Canyon.
Angeles National Forest, Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Big Pines Hazardous Fuels Reduction Continuation
CE
- Fuels management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2014
Expected: 08/2014 10/2014 Karen Bauman
661-296-9710
kbauman@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed action is to continue removal of hazardous vegetation by mechanical means across 947 acres near the community of Big Pines, in order to protect community evacuation routes and various infrastructure from the threat of wildfire.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38101
Location: UNIT - Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. The area known as Big Pines, west of the town of Wrightwood, CA, and northwest of Big Pines along the Big Pines Highway.
Big Pines Recreation Area reissuance of concessionaire special use permit
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Evalds Rimbenieks
661-269-2808 x230
erimbenieks02@fs.fed.us
Description: The current concessionaire special use permit will expire December 31, 2013. Forest proposes to put out a propectus to receive bids for concessionaire operations and maintenance of campgrounds.
Location: UNIT - Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - SW1/4 Sect 35, NE 1/4 Sec 32, NW 1/4 Sec 33, T4N, R8W; and N1/2 Sec 5, T3N, R8W, SBBM Big Pines Recreation Area
Black Oak Mistletoe Project 2010
CE
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
On Hold N/A N/A Tasha Hernandez
661-296-9710 x242
thernandez@fs.fed.us
Description: This project intends to focus on restoration of the Black Oak stand through management of the mistletoe infestation using several eradication techniques and by promoting understory regeneration through planting.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=30127
Location: UNIT - Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. The proposed project area is located on the Sawmill/Liebre Ridge of the Santa Clara Mojave River Ranger District on the Angeles National Forest. It runs along the Forest Road 7N23.
Boquet Canyon Recreation Residence Tract Special Use Reissuance
EA
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Pete Johnston
661-269-2808, ext 239
pjohnston@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.
Location: UNIT - Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - Not Applicable Boquet Canyon Tract recreational residences on the Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers Ranger District
Frenchman's Flat Recreation Area SSTs
CE
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
On Hold N/A N/A Diane McCombs
661-296-9710
dhmccombs@fs.fed.us
Description: This proposal is to construct six vault toilet buildings [SSTs] within the Frenchman's Flat area.
Location: UNIT - Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - T6N, R18W, Sec. 2 S1/2, Sec. 11 NE1/4, Sec. 12 W1/2, Sec. 13 W1/2, Sec. 14 N1/2, SBBM Frenchman's Flat Recreation Area
Golden State Water Co. - Sheep Creek Canyon Tank
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Joseph Holzinger
661-296-9710
jholzinger@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.
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
Littlerock Reservoir Sediment Removal Project
EIS
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Wilburn Blount
661-269-2808
wmblount@fs.fed.us
Description: Palmdale Water District proposes to remove approx. 500,000 cubic yards of sediment from the reservoir, and haul it to a waste facility near Palmdale. A concrete grade control structure will be built to reduce future sedimentation.
Location: UNIT - Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - T.5N., R.11W., Within Parts of Section 27 and 35 of the SBBMD , Littlerock Reservoir is approximately 3.5 miles south of the unincorporated community of Littlerock, on Highway 138; and 8.5 miles southeast of Palmdale.
Mt. Waterman Ski Resort Summer Mt. Biking
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/20/2013
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Evalds Rimbenieks
661-269-2808 Ext. 230
erimbenieks02@fs.fed.us
Description: Mt. Waterman Ski Resort proposes to allow summer Mt. Biking within their permitted area. Approx. 10 miles of single track trail would be constructed and maintained by resort staff and volunteers, adjacent to and within existing ski runs and roads.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42118
Location: UNIT - Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - T 3N R 10 W: Section 16 Waterman Mountain Quad Mt. Waterman is located off the Angeles Crest Highway (Hwy 2), approximately 33 miles east of La Canada/Flintridge.
Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. Line 63 Re-Route
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Comment Period
02/19/2014
Expected: 11/2014 12/2014 Evalds Rimbenieks
661-269-2808 ext. 230
erimbenieks02@fs.fed.us
Description: PAALP is proposing to re-route a 14,000 foot segment of Line 63, to meet requirements of the US EPA Consent Decree(2010) for returning crude oil into Line. The pipe will be installed via a combination of convential trenching and horizontal drilling.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43552
Location: UNIT - Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - T6N, R17W, Sec 8, 16, 17, 21. Project area is located north of Castaic, east of Interstate 5. Majority of the re-route will be within existing line 2000 ROW. Re-Route would replace the segment of Line 63 between MP 37.6 to 40.3
Sawmill Liebre Forest Health Project 2010
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/16/2009
Expected: 04/2012 05/2012 Tasha Hernandez
661-296-9710 x242
thernandez@fs.fed.us
Description: The project consists of pruning lower branches, removing competing brush, opening canopy cover, clearing a perimeter fuelbreak, and replanting trees at six forestry plantations.
Location: UNIT - Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. The six plantations are primarily located along Liebre Mountain Ridge between the Old Ridge Route on the west and Lake Hughes on the east.
Sprint Communications Telephone & Telegraph Right of Way Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Comment Period
10/16/2007
Expected: 06/2012 06/2012 Evalds Rimbenieks
661-296-9710
erimbenieks02@fs.fed.us
Description: Renewal of Sprint Communications Telephone & Telegraph Right of Way Permit for 10 years for a buried fiber optic cable that runs through the Soledad Canyon area along the Southern Pacific Railroad tracks. ROW is 2,229' long and and 20' wide, 1.02 ac
Location: UNIT - Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - Project begins on FS land at T4N, R14W, Sec 15 and ends at T4N, R14W, Sec 11 Buried cable runs along Southern Pacific Railroad tracks in Soledad Canyon
Teresita Pines Organization Camp Construction
EA
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Joseph Holzinger
661-296-9710
jholzinger@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
Williamson Rock and Pacific Crest Trail
EIS
- Special area management
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
08/06/2014
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
03/2015
Expected: 09/2015 09/2015 Jose Henriquez-Santos
626-574-5277
comments-pacificsouthwest-angeles@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 - Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - Portions of T 3N, R9W, Section 7; and T 3N, R10W, Sections 11, 12, 13, and 14; SBBM Near the confluence of Cooper Canyon and Little Rock Creek, partially within the Pleasant View Ridge Wilderness, north of Highway 2.
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