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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- Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)
- Eldorado National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Eldorado National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Eldorado National Forest , Amador Ranger District
- Eldorado National Forest , Eldorado National Forest All Units
- Eldorado National Forest , Georgetown Ranger District
- Eldorado National Forest , Pacific Ranger District
- Eldorado National Forest , Placerville Ranger District


Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Sierra Nevada Forest Plan Amendment (SNFPA)
EIS
- Land management planning On Hold N/A N/A Donald Yasuda
916-640-1168
dyasuda@fs.fed.us
Description: Prepare a narrowly focused analysis to comply with two orders issued by the Eastern District Court of California on November 4, 2009. Correct the 2004 SNFPA Final SEIS to address range of alternatives and analytical consistency issues.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/snfpa/2010seis
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District, Bridgeport Ranger District, Eldorado National Forest All Units, Inyo National Forest All Units, Lassen National Forest All Units, Modoc National Forest All Units, Plumas National Forest All Units, Sequoia National Forest All Units, Sierra National Forest All Units, Stanislaus National Forest All Units, Tahoe National Forest All Units, Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - California, Nevada. COUNTY - Douglas, Esmeralda, Mineral, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, El Dorado, Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Lassen, Madera, Mariposa, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Tulare, Tuolumne, Yuba. LEGAL - Along the Sierra Nevada Range, from the Oregon/California border south to Lake Isabella as well as lands in western Nevada. Sierra Nevada National Forests
Eldorado 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
Re-issue Pacific Gas and Electric Company Permits
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 05/2014 06/2014 Cindy Oswald
530-647-5320
coswald@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-issue easement and permit for existing distribution power lines.
Location: UNIT - Eldorado National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Amador, El Dorado. LEGAL - Not Applicable Various location across the forest.
Eldorado 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
Bugs Ahoy Roadside Hazard Tree Salvage Project
EA
- Road management
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 03/2015 03/2015 Dana Walsh
530-333-5558
danawalsh@fs.fed.us
Description: Harvest live and dead hazard trees adjacent to approximately 600 miles of maintenance level 3, 4, and 5 roads; within administrative sites, campgrounds, and recreation sites on Amador, Georgetown, and Placerville Ranger Districts.
Location: UNIT - Amador Ranger District, Georgetown Ranger District, Placerville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Amador, El Dorado, Placer. LEGAL - Not Applicable Amador, Georgetown, and Placerville Ranger Districts
Eldorado National Forest , Amador Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Caples Lake Recreation Residence Lots 4-8 Water System
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 05/2014 05/2014 Rebecca Shufelt
209-295-5962
rrshufelt@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-issue a permit for an existing water system at Caples Lake Recreation Residence Tract (lots 4-7).
Location: UNIT - Amador Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - Not Applicable Caples Lake Recreation Residence Lots 1-4.
East West Panther Forest Health Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2015
Expected: 04/2016 10/2017 Marc Young
209-295-5955
mdyoung@fs.fed.us
Description: Reduce hazardous fuels, improve forest health, enhance watershed conditions, and re-establish a sustainable landscape on approximately 500 acres by commercially and pre-commercially thinning, understory burning, and reconstructing roads.
Location: UNIT - Amador Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Amador. LEGAL - Not Applicable South of Highway 88 in the vicinity of Panther Ridge
Foster Firs Forest Health Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2014
Expected: 12/2014 12/2014 Marc Young
209-295-5955
mdyoung@fs.fed.us
Description: Reduce hazardous fuels, improve forest health, enhance watershed conditions, and re-establish a sustainable landscape on approximately 1,000 acres by commercially and precommercially thinning, understory burning, and reconstructing roads.
Location: UNIT - Amador Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Amador. LEGAL - Not Applicable North of Highway 88 and west of Mormon Emigrant Trail road
Power Fire Reforestation
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register
04/2014
Expected: 09/2014 09/2014 Laura Hierholzer
530-642-5187
lhierholzer@fs.fed.us
Description: The project includes planting and release of seedlings. Portions of the area may require site prep before planting, including hand cutting, mechanical site prep, and herbicides.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=14704
Location: UNIT - Amador Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Amador. LEGAL - Not Applicable South of CA 88 between Ham's Station & Lumberyard, down to the North Fork Mokelumne River, approx 40 miles east of Jackson, CA
Scotiago Forest Health Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2014
Expected: 11/2015 09/2016 Marc Young
209-295-5955
mdyoung@fs.fed.us
Description: Reduce hazardous fuels, improve forest health, enhance watershed conditions, and re-establish a sustainable landscape on approximately 1,000 acres by commercially and precommercially thinning, understory burning, and reconstructing roads.
Location: UNIT - Amador Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Amador. LEGAL - Not Applicable Bewteen Highway 88 and Omo Ranch road to the western forest boundary
Tiger Creek Co-Op Burn
CE
- Fuels management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/17/2011
Expected: 05/2014 05/2014 Robyn Woods
209-295-5972
robynwoods@fs.fed.us
Description: Prescribe burn approximately 1800 acres of natural stands within the Tiger Creek drainage in the Mokelumne River Watershed.
Location: UNIT - Amador Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Amador. Tiger Creek drainage in the Mokelumne
Upper Cole Creek Forest Health Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2015
Expected: 04/2016 10/2017 Marc Young
530-468-1223
mdyoung@fs.fed.us
Description: Reduce hazardous fuels, improve forest health, enhance watershed conditions, and re-establish a sustainable landscape on approximately 500 acres by commercially and pre-commercially thinning, understory burning, and reconstructing roads.
Location: UNIT - Amador Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Amador. LEGAL - Not Applicable South of Highway 88 and Bear River Reservoir
Eldorado National Forest , Eldorado National Forest All Units R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
29 Milestone Residence Removal
EA
- Facility management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2014
Expected: 12/2014 12/2014 Catherine Bounds
530-647-5304
cbounds@fs.fed.us
Description: Remove the 29 Milestone Residence and Pyramid Barn from their existing location and restore the two locations to natural conditions.
Location: UNIT - Placerville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - Not Applicable Both facilities are located off of Highway 50.
Barrett Lake 4wd Trail Reconstruction
EA
- Road management In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
03/07/2014
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
04/2014
Expected: 05/2014 07/2014 Diana Erickson
530-621-5214
dkerickson@fs.fed.us
Description: Reconstruct three segments of the Barrett Lake 4wd Ttrail that cross meadows. Two segments would be reconstructed in place and one segment would be replaced by a reroute .27 miles in length, with the original trail segment to be restored.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43554
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - Not Applicable Barrett Lake 4WD Trail
Georgetown California red-legged frog ponds Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 09/2014 09/2014 Jann Williams
530-621-5240
jowilliams@fs.fed.us
Description: Create pond habitat for Federally Threatened California red-legged frogs.
Location: UNIT - Georgetown Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - Not Applicable Georgetown Ranger District
Gerle Creek Fuels Reduction
CE
- Fuels management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/19/2014
Expected: 05/2014 05/2014 Dana Walsh
530-333-5558
danawalsh@fs.fed.us
Description: Mechanical and hand thinning of trees adjacent to the Gerle Creek recreation residence tract for fuel reduction.
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - Not Applicable Gerle Creek Recreation Residence Tract
Leoni Meadows
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2014
Expected: 05/2014 05/2014 Josh Sjostrom
530-647-5356
jsjostrom@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-issue a special use permit for outfitting and guiding bike rides, hikes, and nature walks on roads and trails surrounding Leoni Meadows Camp for a ten year period.
Location: UNIT - Placerville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - Not Applicable Roads and trails surrounding Leoni Meadows camp.
Otter Creek School Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress

08/23/2013
Expected: 04/2014 04/2014 Jonathan Jue
530-333-5550
jjue@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-issue a special use permit to Black Oak Mine School District for the Otter Creek School.
Location: UNIT - Georgetown Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project is located 8 air miles northeast of Georgetown California, the school is located adjacent to Volcanoville Road.
Swords and Sandals Clubhouse Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/30/2013
Expected: 05/2014 05/2014 Catherine Bounds
530-647-5304
cbounds@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-issue an existing special use permit for the Swords and Sandals Clubhouse.
Location: UNIT - Placerville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - Not Applicable Placerville Ranger District
Eldorado National Forest , Georgetown Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Blacksmith Ecological Restoration Project
EIS
- Forest products
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Objection Period Legal Notice
03/05/2014
Expected: 06/2014 06/2014 Dana Walsh
530-333-5558
danawalsh@fs.fed.us
Description: Improve landscape resilience to disturbance by treating select stands to reduce fuels, improve growing conditions for individual trees, and improve species composition on approximately 6000 acres of plantation and natural stands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36967
Location: UNIT - Georgetown Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project is located in the vicinity of Nevada Point Ridge, Blacksmith Flat, Ralston Ridge, Ramsey Crossing, and Desert Cold Springs between the Rubicon River and the Middle Fork of the American Ri
Eldorado National Forest Abandoned Mine Hazard Reduction
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
215 Comment Period Legal Notice
04/15/2013
Expected: 04/2014 04/2014 Claudia Funari
530-333-5560
cfunari@fs.fed.us
Description: Close 12 shafts and 25 adits from entry to reduce the health and safety threat to the general public, wildland firefighters, forest employees, and wildlife.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40348
Location: UNIT - Georgetown Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. Locations are scattered throughout the western portion of the Georgetown Ranger District, approximately 15 to 20 different sites
Tobacco Gulch Fuels Reduction and Forest Health Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
10/17/2012
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
04/2014
Expected: 06/2014 07/2014 Dana Walsh
530-333-5558
danawalsh@fs.fed.us
Description: Commercial thinning, biomass removal, tractor piling and mastication on approximately 1,200 acres of forest lands generally within the WUI or planned SPLATS. Treatment of noxious weeds would be aimed at containing and controling.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=28683
Location: UNIT - Georgetown Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - Not Applicable Located near Darling Ridge, Mace Mill, and Traverse Creek on the Georgetown Ranger District
Eldorado National Forest , Pacific Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
John Don't Forest Health/Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 12/2014 12/2014 Dana Walsh
530-333-5558
danawalsh@fs.fed.us
Description: Vegetation removal through timber harvest, hand thinning and burning, mastication, piling and prescribed burning, meadow and aspen enhancement, stream improvement, and road improvement.
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - Not Applicable El Dorado County, Pacific RD, Crystal Basin Recreation Area near Wright's Lake
South Fork Rubicon Area Resortation Project
CE
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/13/2012
Expected: 05/2014 07/2014 Charis Parker
530-647-5430
cparker@fs.fed.us
Description: Restore impacted areas along the South Fork Rubicon River and improve watershed conditions. Create parking areas for dispersed camping access.
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - Not Applicable Various area off Forest Roads 13N28, 13N86, and 13N86A adjacent to the South Fork Rubicon.
Eldorado National Forest , Placerville Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Big Dog Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2015
Expected: 03/2016 09/2017 Tim Howard
530-647-5382
thoward@fs.fed.us
Description: The project involves forest thinning and fuels reduction activities on approximately 1,000 acres. Commercial and pre-commercial thinning with follow-up prescribed burning in plantations and mixed conifer stands to improve forest health.
Location: UNIT - Placerville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. The planning area is located east of Grizzly Flat, CA
Brown Rock Forest Health Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2015
Expected: 11/2016 09/2017 Tim Howard
530-647-5382
thoward@fs.fed.us
Description: Reduce hazardous fuels, improve forest health, enhance watershed conditions, and re-establish a sustainable landscape on approximately 3,000 acres by commercially and pre-commercially thinning, understory burning, and reconstructing roads.
Location: UNIT - Placerville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. North and south of Mormon Emigrant Trail road
General Sherman Forest Health Project
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2014
Expected: 11/2015 09/2016 Don Errington
530-647-5450
derrington@fs.fed.us
Description: Reduce hazardous fuels, improve forest health, enhance watershed conditions, and re-establish a sustainable landscape on approximately 3,000 acres by commercially and pre-commercially thinning, understory burning, and reconstructing roads.
Location: UNIT - Placerville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. Located between Mormon Emigrant Trail road and Silver Fork road
Neilsen Grazing Allotment Management Plan
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/30/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
03/2014
Expected: 06/2014 07/2014 Kristina Garcia
530-621-5246
kjgarcia@fs.fed.us
Description: Develop Allotment Management Plan for the Neilsen (Morrison) Allotment that will be incorporated into the term grazing permit and used to guide management of grazing operations.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40910
Location: UNIT - Placerville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Neilsen Allotment is bounded on the north by Highway 50, the east by Silver Fork Road, and the west by Plum Creek and Mormon Emigrant Trail.
Piliken Plantation Thinning and Fuels Reduction
EA
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2014
Expected: 11/2015 09/2016 Don Errington
530-647-5450
derrington@fs.fed.us
Description: Conduct stand density managment and fuels reduction activities on approx. 3,000 acres of 30 to 35 year old Jeffry pine plantations using commercial and pre-commercial thinning.
Location: UNIT - Placerville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. Vicinity of Alder Lookout, south of Highway 50 and Kyburz
Placerville Ranger District Recreation Residence Permit Issuance
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 06/2014 06/2014 Catherine Bounds
530-647-5304
cbounds@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-issue existing special use permits for the Placerville Ranger District Recreation Residence Tract Associations for another 10 years.
Location: UNIT - Placerville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - Not Applicable Recreation Residences on Placerville Ranger District along Highway 50.
Sierra Pines Camp Maintenance
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/16/2010
Expected: 05/2014 05/2014 Josh Sjostrom
530-647-5356
jsjostrom@fs.fed.us
Description: Upgrade camp facilities including implementing erosion control measures, complying with ADA accessability of facilities, and reducing the risk of wildfire.
Location: UNIT - Placerville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. Sierra Pines Camp, Placerville Ranger District
Straw Saddle Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2015
Expected: 01/2017 09/2017 Tim Howard
530-647-5382
thoward@fs.fed.us
Description: The project includes commercial and pre-commercial thinning and prescribed burning on approximately 2,000 acres to improve forest health, enhance watershed conditions, and re-establish a sustainable landscape.
Location: UNIT - Placerville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. The project is located in the vicinity of Packsaddle Pass and Cody Lake.
Trestle Forest Health Project
EIS
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
06/28/2013
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
06/2014
Expected: 12/2014 12/2014 Jennifer Ebert
530-647-5455
jebert@fs.fed.us
Description: The project would involve forest thinning and fuels reduction activities on approximately 4,000 acres to improve forest health, enhance watershed conditions, and re-establish a sustainable landscape condition.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=28654
Location: UNIT - Placerville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project is located east of Grizzly Flat, CA
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