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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- 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


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
Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog Translocation into Bear Creek, within the San Gabriel Wilderness Area.
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
11/07/2014
Expected: 01/2017 05/2017 Nathan Sill
626-574-5328
nsill@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will involve moving frogs or tadpoles from existing populations into Bear Creek. This effort is designed to establish another population within the historic range of the species in order to aid in its recovery.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46095
Location: UNIT - Angeles National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - Not Applicable This project will occur within the Bear Creek drainage within the San Gabriel Wilderness of the San Gabriel River Ranger District.
San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Plan and Land Management Plan Amendment
EA
- Land management planning In Progress
Comment Period
08/18/2016
Expected: 01/2017 02/2017 Justin Seastrand
626-574-5278
jseastrand@fs.fed.us
Description: The Angeles National Forest (ANF) is proposing to develop a management plan for the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument as required by Presidential Proclamation. This plan will be adopted as an amendment to the existing ANF Land Management Plan
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46964
Location: UNIT - Angeles National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project is located in the northern and southeastern portions of the San Gabriel Mountain Range, approximately 30 miles northeast of Los Angeles.
Special use authorization issuance for existing communications uses
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/27/2016
Expected: 11/2016 02/2017 Heidi Hoggan
909-382-2945
hhoggan@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuance of a new special use authorization for existing communications uses on the Angeles National Forest, for a new term to replace an existing or expired special use authorization.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49743
Location: UNIT - Angeles National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - Not Applicable Communications Sites Forest-wide (see map)
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
01/2017
Expected: 07/2017 08/2017 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.
Los Angeles County- Big Tujunga Canyon Highway Maintenance
EA
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A 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
Angeles National Forest, San Gabriel River Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
San Gabriel River Confluence With Cattle Canyon Improvements Project
EIS

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register
10/2016
Expected: 03/2018 08/2018 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 In Progress
Scoping Start
11/08/2011
Est. Comment Period
12/2016
Expected: 05/2017 05/2017 Justin Seastrand
626-574-5278
jseastrand@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 Boquet Canyon Tract recreational residences on the Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers Ranger District
Bouquet Canyon Restoration Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
- Special use management
- Watershed management
On Hold N/A N/A Julie Uyehara
805-961-5726
juyehara@fs.fed.us
Description: A proposal to remove sediment, fix culverts, stabilize streambank, improve vegetation, develop a backwater preserve, and convert Zuni Campground to an education site. The purpose is to restore riparian habitat and flow capacity to Boquet Creek.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46037
Location: UNIT - Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - Not Applicable Boquet Canyon approximately four miles north of the city of Santa Clarita, CA
Copper Fire Fuelbreaks Maintenance Project
CE
- Fuels management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/08/2016
Expected: 01/2017 02/2017 Diane Travis
760-249-6005
dhtravis@fs.fed.us
Description: A proposal to maintain existing "backbone" fuelbreaks located primarily on ridgetops within the Sierra Pelona Mountain Range just north of the City of Santa Clarita, CA. Treatment methods include mechanical, manual (by hand), and prescribed fire.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47706
Location: UNIT - Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - Not Applicable North of the City of Santa Clarita, CA in the vicinity of San Francisquito Canyon and the community of Green Valley, CA.
County of Los Angeles - Inspiration Point - Installation of new 50 foot antenna monopole structure
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/18/2013
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 Graham Breakwell
818-899-1900
grahambreakwell@fs.fed.us
Description: Install new 50' monopole at Inspiration Point. The monopole will support microwave dishes and VHF/UHF antennas.All work completed inside existing permitted facility. This project will improve operational reliability for public safety.e.g.Sheriff/Fire
Location: UNIT - Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - Not Applicable T.3 N.,R.8 W., Section 3, SBM; Latitude 34*22' North, Longitude 117*42' West. Access is gained via State Highway #2, then East on Blue Ridge Rd, 3N06, approx. 1/2 mile to the commun. site facility.
Golden Spotted Oak Borer Treatment Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
10/12/2016
Expected: 11/2016 12/2016 Steve Bear
818 899-1900
sbear@fs.fed.us
Description: In 2015, the Forest Service confirmed Gold Spotted Oak Borer (GSOB) infested oaks and tree mortality in the Green Valley community and surrounding area. The agency proposes to survey, locate, treat infested trees. Slash will be chipped and spread.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50470
Location: UNIT - Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - Not Applicable T6N R14W and T6N R15W
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.
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
Littlerock Reservoir Sediment Removal Project
EIS

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
05/13/2016
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
05/2017
Expected: 10/2017 10/2017 Lorraine Gerchas
626-574-5281
lmgerchas@fs.fed.us
Description: Palmdale Water District proposes to remove approx. 1.2 million 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.
Web Link: http://www.palmdalewater.org/about/new-development-projects/district-projects/
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.
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
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
02/2017
Expected: 12/2018 12/2018 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 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.
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This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.