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.

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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 , Angeles National Forest All Units
- Angeles National Forest , Los Angeles River
- 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
Objection Period Legal Notice
01/17/2014
Expected: 06/2014 06/2014 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
Scoping Start
03/04/2011
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
01/2014
Expected: 05/2014 06/2014 Diane Travis
760-249-6005
dhtravis@fs.fed.us
Description: Expanding Hazard Reduction for landowners with habitable structures within 200 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 Angeles National Forest
Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project Supplemental EIS
EIS
- Special use management In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
04/19/2013
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
08/2013
Expected: 10/2013 11/2013 Lorraine Gerchas
530-647-5400
lmgerchas@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal is to implement Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recommendations on an already approved transmission line. On National Forest lands, marker balls would be added to 111 wire spans, and aviation lights to 3 towers.
Web Link: ftp://ftp.cpuc.ca.gov/gopher-data/environ/tehachapi_renewables/TRTP.htm
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
Santa Clara Divide Road Hazard Tree Removal
CE
- Recreation management
- Fuels management
- Road management
In Progress

12/21/2013
Expected: 02/2014 04/2014 Steve Bear
818 899-1900
sbear@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed project is to cut down and remove dead and dying hazard trees along approximately 12.2 miles of Santa Clara Divide Road, 3N17, and several connector roads. The trees will be removed to avoid buildup of hazardous fuels for a fire.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42607
Location: UNIT - Los Angeles River, Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - Not Applicable Santa Clara Divide Road from the Angeles Forest Highway and the Millcreek Fire Station, west up to the Messenger Flat and Lightning Point Campgrounds.
Angeles National Forest , Angeles National Forest All Units R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Aquatic Invasive Removal in Devils Canyon, San Gabriel Wilderness Area
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/28/2013
Expected: 07/2013 08/2013 Nathan Sill
626-574-5328
nsill@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposal will remove aquatic non-native species within Devils Canyon. The project will involve the use of nets and backpack electroshokers to remove non-native species that prey on the federally endangered mountain yellow-legged frog.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42161
Location: UNIT - San Gabriel River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - Not Applicable This project is located in the San Gabriel Wilderness Area. The project area is located south of Highway 2 and east of Chilao in the Devils Canyon stream.
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
Los Angeles County - Big Tujunga Dam and Maple Canyon Sediment Placement Site
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/11/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice
06/2013
Expected: 08/2013 10/2013 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. Big Tujunga Dam and Maple Canyon are approximately 9 miles up Big Tujunga Canyon Road from Sunland, and 6 miles north of La Canada.
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
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Special area management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/25/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
06/2014
Expected: 12/2014 01/2015 Jose Henriquez-Santos
626-574-5277
jhenriquezsantos@fs.fed.us
Description: This proposal would provide limited recreational access to a critical wildlife habitat area, and includes seasonal and long term closures, 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.
Angeles National Forest , Los Angeles River R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
CalTrans SH2 - regrading and removal of overhanging unstable thick soil mantle
CE
- Special use management In Progress
215 Comment Period Legal Notice
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
County of Los Angeles - Pacoima Reservoir Sediment Removal
EA
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2012
Expected: 02/2013 05/2013 Graham Breakwell
818-899-1900
grahambreakwell@fs.fed.us
Description: This 5 year sluicing project requires reservoir access for 2 bulldozers and 1 excavator. There are alternatives for the machinery access route and one could be selected prior to project begins in 4th calendar qtr 2011
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
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 Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2013
Expected: 08/2014 11/2014 Graham Breakwell
818-899-1900
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 pipe will be buried in the middle of the streambed to divert water.
Location: UNIT - Los Angeles River. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. Big Tujunga Canyon Road MM 0.40
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 In Progress
Scoping Start
02/02/2012
Expected: 03/2012 03/2012 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 In Progress
Scoping Start
12/22/2009
Expected: 02/2013 12/2013 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.
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 In Progress
Scoping Start
11/03/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice
03/2012
Expected: 06/2012 08/2012 Pete Johnston
661-296-9710, 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. Boquet Canyon Tract recreational residences on the Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers Ranger District
Frenchman's Flat Recreation Area SSTs
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Heritage resource management
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
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.
Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. Line 63 Re-Route
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
02/19/2014
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
06/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 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
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
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
215 Comment Period Legal Notice
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
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