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 Unauthorized Route Decommissioning
EA
- Heritage resource management
- Special area management
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2016
Actual: 05/20/2016
06/2016 Jeffrey Heys
858-674-2959
jaheys@fs.fed.us
Description: The Cleveland National Forest received funding from the California Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Grants Program to decommission unauthorized routes, as defined by the 2008 Motorized Travel Management decision, that have the greatest resource impacts.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43836
Location: UNIT - Cleveland National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Orange, Riverside, San Diego. LEGAL - Not Applicable Unauthorized routes are scattered 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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/18/2014
Est. Comment Period
05/2016
Expected: 10/2016 10/2016 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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/10/2014
Est. Comment Period
06/2016
Expected: 10/2016 10/2016 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
07/2016
Expected: 12/2016 12/2016 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.
Monument Peak County Radio Tower Modification
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/21/2016
Expected: 05/2016 05/2016 Spencer Bleadorn
603-536-1315
sbleadorn@fs.fed.us
Description: The project involves the reinforcement of the 80' radio tower foundation that would add a concrete matt slab, reinforcement of the legs and cross bracings, and increasing the height of the tower by 20 feet.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48859
Location: UNIT - Descanso Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. LEGAL - Township 15 S, Range 5 East, Section 1 along the San Bernardino Meridian Monument Peak communications site on Mount Laguna
Oak Planting Restoration Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2016
Actual: 05/16/2016
08/2016 Lance Criley
619-445-6235 x3457
lcriley@fs.fed.us
Description: The Descanso Ranger District successfully implemented a pilot project to establish oak seedlings from acorns in several locations. This project expands the pilot project to allow for planting of oaks Forest-wide in appropriate locations.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47460
Location: UNIT - Descanso Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. LEGAL - Not Applicable Forest-wide - in areas where significant oak mortality has occurred due to Gold Spotted Oak Borer infestations and drought. Funding will only allow for small areas to be planted in any given year.
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.
Coastal Sage Scrub Restoration in the San Diego River Watershed
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2016
Actual: 05/20/2016
07/2016 Lisa Kluesner
858-674-2937
lkluesner@fs.fed.us
Description: A key area of coastal sage scrub has been type-converted to acacia scrub and grassland due to too-frequent fire. The area is approximately 60 acres at an elevation of 1,000 feet. The project site will be revegetated with coastal sage scrub.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47531
Location: UNIT - Palomar Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. LEGAL - Township 13 South, Range 2 East, Sections 2 and 35 The San Diego River Gorge, upstream of El Capitan Reservoir.
Inaja Forest Health
CE
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
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
- Special use management
- Recreation 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
- Special area management
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/25/2015
Est. Comment Period
05/2016
Expected: 10/2016 10/2016 Jeffrey Heys
858-674-2959
jaheys@fs.fed.us
Description: To designate and/or construct a Forest Service system trail to Three Sisters Falls and a primitive parking area, and to decommission and restore user-created trails to address resource impacts and public safety issues.
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
Cow 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 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
- 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 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
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
- 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 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.
Orange County Rescue Mission Use of Los Pinos Camp
EA
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Becky Brand
951-736-1811 x. 3222
bbrand@fs.fed.us
Description: The Orange County Rescue Mission would like to use the currently vacant Los Pinos Conservation Camp as a location for teaching formerly homeless men, women, and children both life and outdoor skills.
Location: UNIT - Trabuco Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Orange. LEGAL - T6S R 6W Sec 13 Alberhill Quad Trabuco Ranger District: Los Pinos Conservation Camp on Long Canyon Road off the Ortega Highway
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
07/2016
Expected: 12/2016 12/2016 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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