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):
- 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, 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
Eldorado National Forest Over Snow Vehicle Use Designation
EIS
- Recreation management In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
02/27/2015
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
10/2017
Expected: 09/2018 10/2018 Cindy Oswald
530-621-5213
coswald@fs.fed.us
Description: Analysis for over snow travel by tracked vehicles and trail grooming
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46034
Location: UNIT - Eldorado National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Alpine, Amador, El Dorado, Placer. LEGAL - Not Applicable Entire forest
Re-issue Pacific Gas and Electric Company Permits
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2017
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 Cindy Oswald
530-647-5213
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
PG&E Transmission Line Herbicide Maintenance Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Facility management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/12/2017
Est. Comment Period
09/2017
Expected: 03/2018 05/2018 Jennifer Marsolais
530-642-5187
jennifermarsolais@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to approve the use of herbicides and mastication as part of PG&E's transmission line maintenance vegetation management program.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50643
Location: UNIT - Amador Ranger District, Georgetown Ranger District, Placerville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Amador, El Dorado. LEGAL - Not Applicable Salt Springs-Tiger Creek, French Meadows-Middle Fork, Middle Fork #1, Middle Fork-Gold Hill, and El Dorado-Missouri Flat #1 and 2 transmission lines.
Eldorado National Forest, Amador Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Allen Camp Motorcycle Trail Restoration
CE
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2017
Expected: 05/2017 08/2017 Jennifer DeWoody
530-647-5382
jadewoody@fs.fed.us
Description: Repair and restore sections of Allen Camp Trail (17E19) to meet standards and guides, to eventually reopen the segment of the trail to public motor vehicle use.
Location: UNIT - Amador Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Amador. LEGAL - Not Applicable Allen Camp Trail 17E19, 1/2E Section 17 and 1/4 NE Section 20, T.9 N, R 16 E, M.D.B.&M.
Bear River Grazing Allotment Management Plan
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/11/2015
Est. Comment Period
05/2017
Expected: 09/2017 09/2017 Kristina Garcia
530-621-5246
kjgarcia@fs.fed.us
Description: Develop Allotment Management Plan for the Bear River Grazing Allotment that will be incorporated into the term grazing permit and used to guide management of grazing operations, including issuance of a special use permit for use of Dufrene cow camp.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46035
Location: UNIT - Amador Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Amador. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Bear River Allotment is bounded on the north by Highway 88, the south by the Mokelumne River, the west by the Forest boundary and the east by Cole Creek and upper Bear River Reservoir.
Bob Kirkwood Driveway
CE
- Road management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/20/2015
Expected: 04/2017 05/2017 Sean McGinness
209-295-4252
smcginness@fs.fed.us
Description: Private driveway construction and special use permit.
Location: UNIT - Amador Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Alpine. LEGAL - Township 10N, Range 18E, Section 20. The start of the driveway would be approximately 775 feet from Woods Lake Road, and approximately 225 feet from the intersection of Woods Lake Road and State Route 88
Camp Silverado Developed Recreation Site
EA
- Recreation management
- Facility management
In Progress
Comment Period
05/28/2015
Expected: 04/2017 06/2017 Jennifer DeWoody
530-647-5382
jadewoody@fs.fed.us
Description: Convert Camp Silverado Boy Scout Facility into rentable group campsites.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45446
Location: UNIT - Amador Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - Not Applicable Located on the east side of Silver Lake
Cole Forest Health Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2017
Expected: 06/2018 06/2018 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 and Bear River Reservoir
Foster Meadow Restoration Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/15/2016
Est. Comment Period
05/2017
Expected: 10/2017 12/2017 Chuck Loffland
(209) 295-5954
cloffland@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed project is to implement near-complete gully fill. Road crossing would use a rock/soil fill with vegetation transplants to raise both the channel and floodplain to match the existing culvert invert/floodplain elevation.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49258
Location: UNIT - Amador Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - Not Applicable Foster meadow: approximately 40 miles east of Jackson, Ca., one mile north of State Highway 88, in the vicinity of the Peddler Hill maintenance station.
PG&E Distribution Lines, Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2017
Expected: 03/2017 05/2017 Sean McGinness
209-295-4252
smcginness@fs.fed.us
Description: Consolidate Special Use Permit for new and existing PG&E power lines; to include a main 12 kV line, 2 distribution lines and 5 tap-lines.
Location: UNIT - Amador Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Amador. LEGAL - Not Applicable See "Other project information".
Panther Forest Health Project
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period
02/17/2017
Expected: 08/2017 10/2017 Paul Leusch
559-338-2320
pleusch@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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41236
Location: UNIT - Amador Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Amador. LEGAL - Not Applicable South of Highway 88 in the vicinity of Panther Ridge
Power Fire Fuels Study
CE
- Fuels management
- Research
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/15/2016
Expected: 04/2017 05/2017 Jesse Plummer
530-295-5973
jesseplummer@fs.fed.us
Description: Conduct fuel reduction treatments on approximately 3,500 acres of mixed conifer and red fir forests that burned at low to moderate severity during the 2004 Power Fire.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49559
Location: UNIT - Amador Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Amador. LEGAL - Not Applicable Between Lower Bear River and Salt Springs Reservoirs.
Power Fire Reforestation
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
04/30/2014
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
04/2017
Expected: 09/2017 09/2017 Marc Young
(209) 295-5955
mdyoung@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
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2017
Expected: 03/2018 03/2018 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
Eldorado National Forest, Georgetown Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2016 Georgetown Insect Salvage Project
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/13/2017
Expected: 04/2017 04/2017 Don Errington
530-647-5450
derrington@fs.fed.us
Description: This project seeks to reduce the number of dead and dying hazard trees at key locations on the ranger district where public use is high, where infrastructure values are substantial, and in areas being managed for lower hazardous fuel conditions.
Location: UNIT - Georgetown Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - T11N R11E S12; T11N R12E S5-7; T12N R11E S4,9-10,15,16; T13N R11E S10,14, 15,27,28,32,33. Within or adjacent to high use recreation areas, maintenance class level 3-5 roadways, fuel breaks, and wildland-urban interface zones on the Georgetown Ranger District.
Georgetown Trailhead Salvage Project
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/13/2017
Expected: 04/2017 04/2017 Don Errington
530-647-5450
derrington@fs.fed.us
Description: Reduce hazards & fuel accumulation within WUI by salvaging 154 acres of dead/dying trees & clearing 9 acres of brush within the 5,645 acre perimeter of the 2016 Trailhead Fire. Conifer reforestation would occur on 85 of the acres within project area.
Location: UNIT - Georgetown Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - T13N, R10E, S12; T13N, R11E, S17-19, and 30 Along the Middle Fork of the American River near Todd Valley
Tobacco Gulch Fuels Reduction and Forest Health Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period
10/17/2012
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 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
Crystal Basin Tackle Outfitter Guide Permit
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2017
Expected: 04/2017 05/2017 Karl Goodwin
530-647-5421
karlgoodwin@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a 5-year special use permit to allow the permittee to guide fishing trips for the public on 3 reservoirs via established boat ramps. Permittee has an established record of compliance with previously issued 1 year permits for same activities.
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - Not Applicable Union Valley Reservoir, Loon Lake Reservoir, Ice House Reservoir
John Don't Forest Health/Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/12/2014
Est. Comment Period
04/2017
Expected: 09/2017 10/2017 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=7178
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
Ralston Peak Trail Reconstruction
CE
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/06/2015
Expected: 04/2017 08/2017 Jon Erickson
530-647-5439
jonerickson@fs.fed.us
Description: Reconstruct a segment of Ralston Peak trail to reduce meadow impacts. Restore an old section of trail within the meadow.
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - T11N, R17E, Section 4 Ralston Peak Trail intersection with Ralston Trail (17E41)
Twofer Forest Health Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2017
Expected: 08/2018 09/2018 Jennifer DeWoody
530-647-5382
jadewoody@fs.fed.us
Description: To reduce surface fuels, thin commercial and non-commercial plantations, and install strategic fuel breaks along US Highway 50.
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - Not Applicable Vicinity of Whitehall, including the Cleveland and Ice House fire footprints, on the north and south side of Highway 50, El Dorado County. Primarily T12N R14E and T11N R14E, Mt Diablo Meridian.
Van Vleck Meadow Restoration Project
CE
- Watershed management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/05/2015
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 Charis Parker
530-647-5430
cparker@fs.fed.us
Description: Improve hydrologic function in several meadows in the Van Vleck area. Proposed activities include recontouring old berms and roadbeds, reconstructing roads and trails, removing culverts, and removing lodgepole pine trees.
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - Not Applicable Van Vleck area - including Van Vleck, Calf Pasture and Fillipini Meadows.
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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
On Hold N/A N/A Robert Broderick
209-295-5922
rbroderick@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. LEGAL - Not Applicable The planning area is located east of Grizzly Flat, CA
Brown Rock Forest Health Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
On Hold N/A N/A Robert Broderick
209-295-5922
rbroderick@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. LEGAL - Not Applicable North and south of Mormon Emigrant Trail road
General Sherman Forest Health Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2017
Expected: 05/2018 06/2018 Jennifer DeWoody
530-621-6883
jadewoody@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. LEGAL - Not Applicable Located between Mormon Emigrant Trail road and Silver Fork road
Granite Springs/Weber Mill Culvert Repairs
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Road management Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2017
Actual: 04/03/2017
07/2018 Jennifer DeWoody
530-647-5382
jadewoody@fs.fed.us
Description: Repair and replace culverts along Weber Mill (11N38) and Granite Springs (11N99) Roads.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48149
Location: UNIT - Placerville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - Not Applicable Weber Mill Road (11N38) and Granite Springs Road (11N99)
Middle Creek Forest Health Project
CE
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/20/2016
Expected: 04/2017 10/2018 Jennifer DeWoody
530-647-5382
jadewoody@fs.fed.us
Description: Conduct stand density management for forest health on about 676 acres of ca. 40 year old pine plantations and 64 acres of adjacent natural stands using commercial and pre-commercial thinning. Around 10 miles of road reconstruction is proposed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50046
Location: UNIT - Placerville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Middle Creek area south of Highway 50 and east of Silver Fork road. This area was included in the analysis of the Pilliken Forest Health Project but removed from that Decision.
Placerville District Outfitter and Guide Permits - Reauthorization
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/07/2016
Expected: 03/2017 04/2017 Josh Sjostrom
530-647-5356
jsjostrom@fs.fed.us
Description: Reauthorize 6 outfitting and guiding permits that include rock climbing at Lovers Leap, Sugarloaf, Phantom Spires, and Cody Lake. Reauthorize 1 outfitting and guiding permit for guided canoe/kayak trips at Slab Creek Reservoir and Loon Lake.
Location: UNIT - Placerville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - Not Applicable Lover's Leap, Sugar Loaf, Phantom Spires, Cody Lake, Slab Creek Reservoir, and Loon Lake.
Sierra At Tahoe Communications Site Construction
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/17/2016
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 Josh Sjostrom
530-647-5356
jsjostrom@fs.fed.us
Description: Permit for construction of a communication tower by Crown Castle USA Inc. within the Sierra at Tahoe permit boundary. The tower would be a 165%u2019 monopole located approximately 800 feet south of Parking Lot A in the Sierra at Tahoe base area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49240
Location: UNIT - Placerville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - Not Applicable Tahoe Road, Twin Bridges, CA 95735, Section 15, T11N R17E.
Straw Saddle Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Fuels management
On Hold N/A N/A Robert Broderick
209-295-5922
rbroderick@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. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project is located in the vicinity of Packsaddle Pass and Cody Lake.
TimeMyRace Mountain Bike Enduro
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2017
Expected: 03/2017 07/2017 Kate Eccles
530-647-5356
keccles@fs.fed.us
Description: TimeMyRace is proposing a mountain bike enduro on the Fleming Meadow trail system on July 15, 2017. Participants would complete as few as one and as many as three laps of a loop utilizing non-motorized trails in the Fleming Meadows system.
Location: UNIT - Placerville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - Not Applicable The activity will start and end at the Fleming Meadow Trail head and utilize the non-motorized trail system in that area.
Trestle Forest Health Project
EIS

   *UPDATED*
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Watershed management
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
07/17/2015
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
04/2017
Expected: 07/2017 09/2017 Jennifer Marsolais
530-642-5187
jennifermarsolais@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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