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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- Cleveland National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Cleveland National Forest, Descanso Ranger District
- Cleveland National Forest, Palomar Ranger District
- Cleveland National Forest, Trabuco Ranger District


Cleveland 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
AT&T Master Permit Renewal for Telephone Lines
EA
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Scoping Start
07/13/2004
Est. Comment Period
02/2017
Expected: 08/2017 08/2017 Spencer Bleadorn
603-536-1315
sbleadorn@fs.fed.us
Description: To renew AT&T's authorizations on the CNF. Renew one master permit with 135 amendments, one 50-year rights-of-way, one telephone booth, and one access on private road to telephone facilties.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=9705
Location: UNIT - Cleveland National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Orange, Riverside, San Diego. LEGAL - Multiple locations Forest-wide Trabuco, Palomar and Descanso Ranger Districts
Forest-wide Removal of Aquatic Invasive Species
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
09/21/2016
Expected: 03/2017 03/2017 Julie Donnell
951-736-1811 x3244
juliedonnell@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of this project is to enhance habitat conditions for native aquatic species on the Forest by removing aquatic invasive species.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50263
Location: UNIT - Cleveland National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Orange, Riverside, San Diego. LEGAL - Not Applicable Waterbodies throughout the Cleveland National Forest
Cleveland National Forest, Descanso Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Alpine Community Defense
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Comment Period
10/14/2016
Expected: 03/2017 03/2017 Rick Marinelli
619-445-6235
ramarinelli@fs.fed.us
Description: The Descanso RD proposes fuel treatments in the vicinity of Alpine, California to reduce vegetation levels and mitigate the potential effects of wildfire. This project was expanded beyond its original focus on the Sweetwater and Viejas Creek area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=23706
Location: UNIT - Descanso Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. LEGAL - Not Applicable In the vicinity of Viejas Creek and Sweetwater Canyon, the Anderson Truck Trail, and the Carveacre community.
Greater Alpine Community Defense Fuels Treatment on Non-Federal Lands
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period
10/21/2016
Expected: 03/2017 03/2017 Stephen Fillmore
858-674-2929
sfillmore@fs.fed.us
Description: The project involves constructing fuel breaks on private lands to reduce the risk to life, property, and resource values from an unusually severe wildland fire event in the greater Alpine area and improve fire suppression effectiveness and safety.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45286
Location: UNIT - Descanso Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. LEGAL - The legal description includes portions of Section 36 in T15S, R2E; Section 2 of T16S, R2E; and Sections 15, 20, 22, 29, and 30 of T16S, R3E, SBM. The treatment areas in which fire breaks are proposed are located in the Carveacre, Japutul Valley, Rancho Nuevo, and Viejas Creek neighborhoods.
Guatay Allotment incorporation of new lands
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/16/2015
Est. Comment Period
11/2016
Expected: 04/2017 04/2017 Lance Criley
619-445-6235 x3457
lcriley@fs.fed.us
Description: The Descanso Ranger District proposes to expand the boundaries of the Guatay Allotment to incorporate lands the have recently been acquired by the National Forest System. These lands have been previously grazed by the current grazing permittee.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47140
Location: UNIT - Descanso Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. LEGAL - T 15S, R 4E, Sections 30,31,32 Guatay Allotment is located adjacent to Highways 79 and Interstate 8 in San Diego County.
Water Tank Permit Reissuance
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/02/2016
Expected: 12/2016 12/2016 Spencer Bleadorn
603-536-1315
sbleadorn@fs.fed.us
Description: Four special use permits for water storage tanks and associated access would be reissued. These water storage tanks have been in place for multiple years, and permit reissuance would allow continued occupation of the Descanso Ranger District.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50569
Location: UNIT - Descanso Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. LEGAL - Township 15 S, Range 3 East, Section 21; Township 15 S, Range 4 East, Section 22; Township 15 S, Range 4 East, Section 36; and Township 15 S, Range 5 East, Section 13 The tanks are located at Mount Laguna, Pine Valley, Guatay Mountain, and adjacent to Viejas Indian Reservation.
Cleveland National Forest, Palomar Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Cindy B-Cryogenie Mine Plan of Operation:
EA
- Special use management
- Minerals and Geology
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/01/2010
Est. Comment Period
03/2017
Expected: 10/2017 10/2017 Becky Brand
951-736-1811 x. 3222
bbrand@fs.fed.us
Description: The Cleveland National Forest is considering approval of a plan of operations for the continuing operation of the Cindy B-Cryogenie mine.
Location: UNIT - Palomar Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. LEGAL - T 10 S, R 3 E, Sec. 14. Southern end of Indian Flats Road (9S05), near Warner Springs.
Inaja Forest Health
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
On Hold N/A N/A Tim Gray
760-742-3491
tgray01@fs.fed.us
Description: The Palomar RD proposes fuels reduction activities on approximately 200 acres surrounding the Inaja day-use area southeast of Santa Ysabel. The project would reduce hazardous fuels, improve forest health, and provide community defense zones.
Location: UNIT - Palomar Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. LEGAL - Township 12 South, Range 3 East, Sections 27, 33, and 34. Near Inaja day use area
San Diego Hang Gliding And Paragliding Association Authorization.
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management
On Hold N/A N/A Spencer Bleadorn
603-536-1315
sbleadorn@fs.fed.us
Description: The Palomar Ranger District proposes issuing a special use authorization to the SDHGPAA for a launch area and landing zone on Black Mountain.
Location: UNIT - Palomar Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. LEGAL - T 12 S, R 1 E, Sec. 13; T 12 S, R 2 E, Sec. 6. Black Mountain approximately nine miles northeast of Ramona
San Luis Rey Picnic Grounds Restoration and Endangered Species Habitat Enhancement
CE
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Jeffrey Wells
(760) 788-0250 x3325
jmwells@fs.fed.us
Description: Improvement of picnic grounds, table and grill replacement, addition of three picnic sites, removal of sites from sensitive habitat, construction of disabled access, installation of recycle receptacles, and improvement of existing trail.
Location: UNIT - Palomar Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. LEGAL - T 11 S, R 2 E, Sec. 5. San Luis Rey picnic ground, State Highway 76 corridor, Lake Henshaw vicinity.
Three Sisters Falls Recreation Management
EA
- Watershed management
- Special area management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Comment Period
06/03/2016
Expected: 10/2016 10/2016 Jeffrey Heys
858-674-2959
jaheys@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed action is to adopt and/or construct Class 2 system trails to Three Sisters Falls and the summit of Eagle Peak, decommission and restore existing user-created trails, and construct a developed trailhead off of Boulder Creek Road.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46285
Location: UNIT - Palomar Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. LEGAL - Township 14S, Range 3E, Sections 4, 5, 6, 8, and 9 The project would occur between Santa Ysabel and Descanso, California, off of Boulder Creek Road in the Eagle Peak Recommended Wilderness.
Cleveland National Forest, Trabuco Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2016 Bedford Road/North Main Divide Damage Rehabilitation
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/28/2016
Expected: 11/2016 11/2016 Amy Reid
858-6742919
areid@fs.fed.us
Description: Construction activities are needed to repair areas disturbed by unauthorized road work on North Main Divide Road and Bedford Road.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50650
Location: UNIT - Trabuco Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Orange, Riverside. LEGAL - Not Applicable North Main Divide Road and Bedford Road
Cow Canyon Water Transmission Pipeline and Diversion Special Use Permit
CE
- Watershed management
- Special use management
On Hold N/A N/A Jacob Rodriguez
(909) 736-1811 x 3275
jfrodriguez@fs.fed.us
Description: The Trabuco RD proposes to authorize a special use permit for a water pipeline and diversion in Cow Canyon. The pipeline would be 8000 feet long and consist of 3-inch iron pipe. The diversion is a check dam 3 feet deep by 20 feet wide.
Location: UNIT - Trabuco Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside. LEGAL - Sections 24 and 25, T5S, R6W. Vicinity of Cow Canyon.
Hydrological geotechnical investigation.
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Jacob Rodriguez
951-736-1811 x 3275
jfrodriguez@fs.fed.us
Description: The Trabuco Ranger District proposes to authorize the Metropolitan Water District to perform a hydrological geotechnical investigation.
Location: UNIT - Trabuco Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Orange. LEGAL - T 5 S, R 6 W, Sec. 6 and 18. Trabuco Ranger District
Installation of generator and gas tank on Elsinore Peak
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Jacob Rodriguez
951-736-1811 x 3275
jfrodriguez@fs.fed.us
Description: The Trabuco RD proposes to authorize a permit that would allow Time Warner Cable to install a 25-kW generator and a 499-gallon liquefied petroleum gas tank within an existing fenced facility on Elsinore Peak.
Location: UNIT - Trabuco Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside. LEGAL - Township 6 South, Range 4 West, Section 31. Elsinore Peak
La Paz Canyon Water Transmission Pipeline and Diversion Special Use Permit
CE
- Watershed management
- Special use management
On Hold N/A N/A Jacob Rodriguez
(909) 736-1811 x 3275
jfrodriguez@fs.fed.us
Description: The Trabuco Ranger District proposes to reissue a special use permit for an exisiting pipeline and concrete water diversion used to transport water from the San Mateo Wilderness to private property. The water is for domestic and irrigation purposes.
Location: UNIT - Trabuco Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside. LEGAL - Section 22, T7S, R6W. La Paz Canyon. Trabuco Ranger District. Riverside County.
Long Canyon stream crossing replacement
CE
- Watershed management On Hold N/A N/A Jacob Rodriguez
951-736-1811 x 3275
jfrodriguez@fs.fed.us
Description: A low-water crossing of a stream in Long Canyon would be replaced/repaired.
Location: UNIT - Trabuco Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside. Trabuco Ranger District, Cleveland National Forest
Los Pinos Conservation Camp Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/08/2016
Expected: 10/2016 01/2017 Amy Reid
858-6742919
areid@fs.fed.us
Description: The Cleveland NF proposes to issue a special use authorization for occupancy and use of government-owned facilities and lands at the Los Pinos Conservation Camp to the California Conservation Corps to be operated as an Education Center.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50031
Location: UNIT - Trabuco Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. LEGAL - Township 6 South, Range 5 West, SW 1/4 of Section 18 along the San Bernardino Meridian Approximately one mile west of El Cariso Village, California, off Long Canyon Road
Lovich Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Jacob Rodriguez
951-736-1811 x 3275
jfrodriguez@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to provide access to private lands across the National Forest for a 16 ft. wide by 400 ft. long gravel road off of South Main Divide Road.
Location: UNIT - Trabuco Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Orange. LEGAL - Sec. 29, T 5 S, R 7 W Trabuco Ranger District along South Main Divide Road
Main Street Canyon Water Transmission Pipeline and Diversion Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management
- Watershed management
On Hold N/A N/A Jacob Rodriguez
(909) 736-1811 x 3275
jfrodriguez@fs.fed.us
Description: The Trabuco RD would issue a special use permit for a water transmission pipeline and diversion in Main Street Canyon. The pipeline is approximately 2850 feet long and consists of 2 inch and 4 inch PVC pipe. The diversion is a small check dam.
Location: UNIT - Trabuco Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside. LEGAL - T 4 S, R 7 W, SW  of Sec. 14. In the vicinity of Main Street Canyon.
Replacement of Two Road Crossings of Holy Jim Creek
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
09/21/2016
Expected: 12/2016 10/2017 Julie Donnell
951-736-1811 x3244
juliedonnell@fs.fed.us
Description: Two road crossings of Holy Jim Creek are barriers to fish passage. To improve fish passage and in anticipation of the restoration of steelhead runs in Trabuco and Holy Jim Creeks, reconstruction of these road crossings is proposed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50265
Location: UNIT - Trabuco Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Orange. LEGAL - Township 6 South, Range 6 West, NW 1/4 of Section 4 along the San Bernardino Meridian Two locations where Holy Jim Road (6S14) crosses Holy Jim Creek
Road right-of-way special use permit renewal
CE
- Road management On Hold N/A N/A Jacob Rodriguez
951-736-1811 x 3275
jfrodriguez@fs.fed.us
Description: The Trabuco Ranger District proposes to renew a special use permit for a road right-of-way that is approximately 20 feet wide and 250 feet long.
Location: UNIT - Trabuco Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Orange. LEGAL - T 4 S, R 7 W, SE 1/4, SE 1/4, Sec. 20. Trabuco Ranger District
South Main Divide and Greater El Cariso Fuels Management
EA
- Fuels management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/05/2014
Est. Comment Period
10/2016
Expected: 03/2017 03/2017 Jacob Gipson
951-736-1811 Ext 3231
jagipson@fs.fed.us
Description: The Trabuco Ranger District proposes to treat vegetation along South and North Main Divide Roads and Long Canyon Road in order to mitigate the potential effects of wildfires. This project was expanded beyond its original focus on Elsinore Peak.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=23080
Location: UNIT - Trabuco Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Orange, Riverside. LEGAL - Not Applicable Along South and North Main Divide Roads and Long Canyon Road, extending from the intersection of Long Canyon and North Main Divide Roads in the north to the La Cresta community in the south.
Weather Station at Silverado Fire Station
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Jacob Rodriguez
951-736-1811 x 3275
jfrodriguez@fs.fed.us
Description: A weather station would be installed at the Silverado Fire Station.
Location: UNIT - Trabuco Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Orange. LEGAL - Section 9, Township 5 South, Range 7 West. Silverado Fire Station.
Weather station
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Jacob Rodriguez
951-736-1811 x 3275
jfrodriguez@fs.fed.us
Description: A weather station would be installed on Santiago Peak.
Location: UNIT - Trabuco Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside. LEGAL - Section 29, Township 5 South, Range 6 West. On Santiago Peak
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