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
07/2015
Expected: 07/2016 07/2016 Micki Smith
209-295-5960
mdsmith@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
10/2015
Expected: 12/2015 12/2015 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
Caples Ecological Restoration Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/06/2015
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 Jennifer Ebert
530-647-5382
jebert@fs.fed.us
Description: Prescribed understory burning, aspen enhancement, and meadow restoration within the Caples Creek Watershed.
Location: UNIT - Amador Ranger District, Placerville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Amador, El Dorado. LEGAL - Not Applicable Located wtihin the Caples Creek Watershed, north of Highway 88, in the vicinity of Jake Schneider Meadow, Government Meadows, Kirkwood Lake, and Caples Lake.
Ice House/Cleveland Plantations Restoration
CE
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2015
Expected: 11/2015 03/2016 Jennifer Ebert
530-647-5382
jebert@fs.fed.us
Description: Conduct stand density management and fuels reduction activities within plantations through commercial and pre-commercial thinning.
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District, Placerville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - Not Applicable Located within the Cleveland and Ice House Fire Areas, along the Highway 50 corridor between Pollock Pines and Kyburz, Ice House Road, and Peavine Ridge.
Iowa Hill / Gerle Meadow Land Exchange
EA
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Heritage resource management
- Land ownership management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/04/2015
Est. Comment Period
07/2015
Expected: 10/2015 12/2015 Duane Nelson
530-647-5301
dnelson03@fs.fed.us
Description: The project proposes a land for land exchange of three contiguous federal parcels managed by the USFS Eldorado National Forest, totaling 433 acres known as Iowa Hill, for a single non-federal parcel of 325 acres known as Gerle Meadow.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46455
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District, Placerville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - Iowa Hill - T11N R11E Portions of S25; T11N R12E, Portions of S19 & S30 MDM ; Gerle Meadow - T14N R14E, Portions of S35 & S36 MDM. Federal Parcels: on and around Iowa Hill along the east side of the southern end of Slab Creek Reservoir within the Placerville R.D. Non-federal Parcel: along Wentworth Springs Rd. approx.. 3 miles west of Loon Lake within the Pacific R.D.
King Fire Restoration
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
05/22/2015
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
08/2015
Expected: 08/2015 08/2015 Katy Parr
530-621-5203
kparr@fs.fed.us
Description: The project was developed in response to the need to restore portions of the King Fire of 2014 and includes hazard tree removal, fuel reduction, salvage logging, reforestation, road improvements, watershed improvements, and research.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45952
Location: UNIT - Georgetown Ranger District, Pacific Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado, Placer. LEGAL - Not Applicable Approximately 63,000 acres of National Forest System land north of Highway 50 and south of the Middle Fork of the American River.
Eldorado National Forest, Amador Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Amador High Country Routes Project
EA
- Road management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/15/2015
Est. Comment Period
10/2015
Expected: 03/2016 06/2016 Diana Erickson
530-621-5214
dkerickson@fs.fed.us
Description: Road repairs along the Carson Emigrant National Recreation Trail (17E24), Hungalelti Ridge Trail (16E26), and the Long Valley Trail (17E28). Change the vehicle use designation on the northern end of the Long Valley Trail at Mud Lake.
Location: UNIT - Amador Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Alpine, Amador. LEGAL - Not Applicable Carson Emigrant National Recreation Trail (17E24), Hungalelti Ridge Trail (16E26), and the Long Valley Trail (17E28).
Bear River Grazing Allotment Management Plan
EA
- Grazing management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 04/2016 05/2016 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.
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 Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 08/2015 08/2015 Micki Smith
209-295-5960
mdsmith@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
Bud's Alley Widening
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/23/2015
Expected: 08/2015 08/2015 Micki Smith
209-295-5960
mdsmith@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed project involves the removal of a large rock and approximately 30 trees (a mix of young red fir, lodgepole, and western white pine) which will widen the Bud's Alley ski run to improve skier safety.
Location: UNIT - Amador Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Alpine. LEGAL - T10N R17E Section 35 The site is on the south side of the Buds Alley Ski Run, within Kirkwood Meadows Ski Resort.
Camp Silverado Developed Recreation Site
EA
- Facility management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Comment Period
05/28/2015
Expected: 12/2015 12/2015 Rebecca Shufelt
209-295-5962
rrshufelt@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
Chair 11 Slope Stabilization
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/23/2015
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 Micki Smith
209-295-5960
mdsmith@fs.fed.us
Description: Kirkwood Mountain Resort proposes to grade a slope above a road cut. Grading will reduce the near vertical existing slope to one which more closely matches the surrounding terrain. No material will be brought to or removed from the project site.
Location: UNIT - Amador Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Alpine. LEGAL - T10N; R17E; Section 35 The project area is located just above the top terminal of Chair 11.
Deer Valley 4WD Meadow Restoration and Blue Lake Road Maintenance
EA
- Road management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/19/2014
Est. Comment Period
07/2015
Expected: 10/2015 07/2016 Matt Brown
530-642-5110
mrbrown@fs.fed.us
Description: Improve and maintain Deer Valley Trail (19E01) and Blue Lakes road (9N01).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45439
Location: UNIT - Amador Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Alpine. LEGAL - Not Applicable Along Blue Lakes road (9N01) between Meadow Lake and Lower Blue Lake and along Deer Valley 4WD trail (19E01).
East West Panther Forest Health Project
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2015
Expected: 11/2016 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)
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
Comment Period
06/19/2015
Expected: 11/2015 12/2015 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41240
Location: UNIT - Amador Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Amador. LEGAL - Not Applicable North of Highway 88 and west of Mormon Emigrant Trail road
Gantry and Live Sign Installation
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/23/2015
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 Micki Smith
209-295-5960
mdsmith@fs.fed.us
Description: Kirkwood Ski Resort proposed the installation of one 'live' (electronic) and two 'gantry' (directional) signs (three new signs total) near the top of Chair #3.
Location: UNIT - Amador Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Alpine. LEGAL - T10N R17E Section 35 Within Kirkwood Mountain Ski Resort near the top of lift chair #3.
Happiness Is Installation
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/23/2015
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 Micki Smith
209-295-5960
mdsmith@fs.fed.us
Description: Kirkwood Mountain Ski Resort proposes installation of a stationary anchor (a "deadman") that can be used to slowly and safely maneuver a groomer downhill via a winch line. The deadman would also be a base for a new Emigrant Trail interpretive sign.
Location: UNIT - Amador Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Alpine. LEGAL - T10N, R17E, Section 35 Within Kirkwood Mountain Ski Resort, on the "Happiness Is" Ski Run.
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
08/2015
Expected: 02/2016 04/2016 Robert Carroll
530-647-5386
rlcarroll@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)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2016
Expected: 06/2017 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 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
Upper Cole Creek Forest Health Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2015
Expected: 01/2017 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
Volcano Telephone Company Special Use Permit Amendment
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2015
Expected: 05/2015 05/2015 Rebecca Shufelt
209-295-5962
rrshufelt@fs.fed.us
Description: Amend the Volcano Telephone Special Use Permit to include a radio repeater on Kirkwood Ski Resort's Chair 10 and a Wi-Fi Hotspot at Carson Pass Visitor Center.
Location: UNIT - Amador Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Amador, El Dorado. LEGAL - Not Applicable Kirkwood Ski Resort and Carson Pass Visitor Center
Eldorado National Forest, Georgetown Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Canyon Creek Trail Development
EA
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 02/2016 05/2016 Jonathan Jue
530-333-5550
jjue@fs.fed.us
Description: Construction of 11 trail reroutes to replace steep and poorly designed or located trails, provide dry crossings of streams, create a bypass around the Bald Mountain Staging Area, and provide trail riding opportunity to replace riding on a road.
Location: UNIT - Georgetown Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - Not Applicable Various trail segments in the Rock Creek Trail System.
East Rock Creek Trail Development Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
09/2015
Expected: 06/2016 08/2016 Jonathan Jue
530-333-5550
jjue@fs.fed.us
Description: Construction of 3 trails to replace a steep and poorly designed trail and to provide new trail riding opportunities. This project will construct an estimated 6 miles of trail and includes the closure and restoration of the trail being replaced.
Location: UNIT - Georgetown Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - Not Applicable Located in the vicinity of Ballarat Canyon and Slate Mountain on the Rock Creek Trail System.
Eldorado National Forest Abandoned Mine Hazard Reduction
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
04/15/2013
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
Comment Period
10/17/2012
Expected: 01/2016 01/2016 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
Bunker Hill Road Use Permit
CE
- Road management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2015
Expected: 05/2015 05/2015 Charis Parker
530-647-5430
cparker@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a Road Use Permit to Placer County Water Agency for Communication Site access. Includes approximately 100 feet of new road construction on NFS lands and installation of a gate.
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado, Placer. LEGAL - T14N, R14E, Sections 22, 23, 26, 27, 33, 34, and 35 NFS Roads 17N12, 14N07, 14N27, and 14N06 accessing Bunker Hill from Ice House Road.
John Don't Forest Health/Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/12/2014
Est. Comment Period
10/2015
Expected: 02/2016 02/2016 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
Ralston Peak Trail Reconstruction
CE
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2015
Expected: 06/2015 09/2015 Jonathan Erickson
541-383-4000
jonathanerickson@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)
Van Vleck Meadow Restoration Project
CE
- Watershed management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 01/2016 06/2016 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
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
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
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
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
Cody Meadow Restoration
EA
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/28/2014
Est. Comment Period
10/2015
Expected: 01/2016 07/2016 Steven Markman
530-647-5379
sgmarkman@fs.fed.us
Description: Rehabilitation and/or removal of 2.6 miles of roads and skid trails surrounding Cody Meadow, contruction of a small scale plug and pond, planting of riparian vegetation in the meadow, and rerouting of road access to the outside edge of the meadow.
Location: UNIT - Placerville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - Not Applicable Cody Meadow is located approximately 32 miles east of Placerville and 3.5 miles south of Highway 50.
Elkins Flat Restoration Project
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/01/2014
Est. Comment Period
07/2015
Expected: 11/2015 05/2016 Josh Sjostrom
530-647-5356
jsjostrom@fs.fed.us
Description: Restoration of approximately 9 acres within the Elkins Flat Staging Area - Installation of parking control features and interpretive signage.
Location: UNIT - Placerville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project is located immediately adjacent to the Elkins Flat Staging Area.
Elkins Flat Trail Reroutes
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2015
Expected: 03/2016 05/2016 Josh Sjostrom
530-647-5356
jsjostrom@fs.fed.us
Description: Reroute 3 segments of the Elkins Flat Trail System, including Trail 14E25, Trail 14E28, and Trail 14E26.
Location: UNIT - Placerville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project will occur within the Elkins Flat Trail System.
General Sherman Forest Health Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2016
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 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 Located between Mormon Emigrant Trail road and Silver Fork road
Neilsen Grazing Allotment Management Plan
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period
06/18/2014
Expected: 10/2015 04/2016 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.
Pilliken Plantation Restoration Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2015
Expected: 11/2015 03/2016 Robert Broderick
209-295-5922
rbroderick@fs.fed.us
Description: Conduct stand density managment and fuels reduction activities on approx. 3,000 acres of 35 to 40 year old Jeffry pine plantations using commercial and pre-commercial thinning. About 15 miles of road reconstruction is proposed.
Location: UNIT - Placerville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - Not Applicable 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
12/2014
Expected: 02/2015 02/2015 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: 10/2015 10/2015 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. LEGAL - Not Applicable Sierra Pines Camp, Placerville Ranger District
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.
Trestle Forest Health Project
EIS
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
07/17/2015
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
11/2015
Expected: 01/2016 05/2016 Jennifer Ebert
530-647-5382
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
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.