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.

Report Contents (click to jump to a section):
- R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
- 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


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
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
02/2015
Expected: 08/2015 08/2015 Debra Hobbs
760-788-0250x3327
dshobbs@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
Cleveland National Forest Invasive Weed Management Plan
EA
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period
05/19/2014
Expected: 09/2014 09/2014 Lance Criley
619-445-6235 x3457
lcriley@fs.fed.us
Description: This project is to plan for weed treatment activities for known infestations of certain invasive plant species. Weed removal efforts may include herbicides. A rapid response weed treatment protocol for new infestations will also be developed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41607
Location: UNIT - Cleveland National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Orange, Riverside, San Diego. LEGAL - Not Applicable Forestwide. Specific infestations on Descanso, Palomar and Trabuco Ranger Districts
Forest-Wide Unauthorized Route Decommissioning
EA
- Watershed management
- Heritage resource management
- Recreation management
- Special area management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 09/2015 10/2015 Jeffrey Heys
858-674-2959
jaheys@fs.fed.us
Description: The Cleveland National Forest is seeking 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.
San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) Master Special Use Permit
EIS
- Special use management In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
09/05/2014
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
03/2015
Expected: 06/2015 06/2015 Robert Hawkins
916-849-8037
rhhawkins@fs.fed.us
Description: The Cleveland NF proposes developing a "master" permit to consolidate and reissue over 70 permits presently issued to SDG&E, which also proposes to “fire-harden” some of the electric lines to improve system safety and reliability.
Web Link: http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/environment/info/dudek/CNF/CNF.htm
Location: UNIT - Cleveland National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Orange, San Diego. Multiple locations across the Cleveland NF, including the Barker Valley, Cutca Valley, Sill Hill, and No Name Inventoried Roadless Areas, and the Pine Creek and Hauser Wilderness Areas.
Cleveland National Forest, Descanso Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Greater Alpine Community Defense Fuels Treatment on Non-Federal Lands
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/10/2014
Est. Comment Period
01/2015
Expected: 06/2015 06/2015 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.
Laguna Water System Improvement
EA
- Facility management In Progress
Comment Period
05/09/2014
Expected: 10/2014 10/2014 Noelle Graham
858-674-2990
ngraham01@fs.fed.us
Description: Installation of a new electrical drop and service, water and control line distribution to a new reservoir site, the installation of a new 100,000 gallon reservoir and water distribution line extension to connect to the existing Laguna water system.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38745
Location: UNIT - Descanso Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. LEGAL - T15S, R5E Sections 13, 14, 15, 22, 23, and 24 Mount Laguna Recreation Area
Lake Morena Community Defense Project
EA
- Fuels management In Progress
Comment Period
09/17/2014
Expected: 02/2015 02/2015 Stephen Fillmore
858-673-6180
sfillmore@fs.fed.us
Description: Create and maintain defensible space on NFS lands in the vicinity of Lake Morena Village.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38743
Location: UNIT - Descanso Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. On NFS lands adjacent to Lake Morena Village.
Sweetwater and Viejas Creek fuels treatment project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
09/2014
Expected: 05/2015 09/2015 Rick Marinelli
619-445-6235
ramarinelli@fs.fed.us
Description: The Descanso RD proposes fuel treatments in the vicinity of Viejas Creek and Sweetwater to reduce vegetation levels.
Location: UNIT - Descanso Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. LEGAL - Township 15 South, Range 2 East, Sections 1 and 36; Township 15 South, Range 3 East, Section 31; Township 15 South, Range 3 East, Section 6. In the vicinity of Viejas Creek and Sweetwater
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:
CE
- Special use management
- Minerals and Geology
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/01/2010
Expected: 10/2014 10/2014 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.
Henshaw Powerline Reconfiguration Permit Modification
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/22/2014
Expected: 09/2014 09/2014 Debra Hobbs
760-788-0250x3327
dshobbs@fs.fed.us
Description: San Diego Gas and Electric proposes to install a permanent maintenance pad, replace two wood poles with steel poles, and remove two poles to protect an environmentally sensitive area along their existing powerline corridor.
Location: UNIT - Palomar Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. LEGAL - The project area lies within an unsectioned portion of the Valle de San Jose Land Grant, Township 11 South, Range 02 East of the USGS 7.5 minute topographical map, Mesa Grande quadrangle (1994). The poles are located on the Palomar Ranger District of the Cleveland National Forest, immediately northwest of Lake Henshaw in northeastern San Diego County.
Inaja Forest Health
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
On Hold N/A N/A Jeffrey Wells
760-788-0250
jmwells@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 Bjorn Fredrickson
760-788-0250 x3327
bfredrickson@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.
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.
Elsinore Peak Fuels Treatment
EA
- Fuels management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/01/2011
Est. Comment Period
09/2014
Expected: 02/2015 03/2015 Jacob Gipson
951-736-1811 Ext 3231
jagipson@fs.fed.us
Description: The Trabuco Ranger District proposes to create a fuels treatment area adjacent to the community of Rancho Capistrano and along the South Main Divide Road [6s07] by using mechanical treatments and burning.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=23080
Location: UNIT - Trabuco Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside. LEGAL - Township 6 south, range 5 west, sections 25 and 36 and township 6 south, range 4 west sections 30 and 31 and township 7 south, range 4 west section 6. East of the community of Rancho Capistrano and north of the South Main Divide road [6s07].
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
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
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.