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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- 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


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
02/2018
Expected: 10/2018 12/2018 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 On Hold N/A N/A Michelle Zuro-Kreimer
530-621-5214
mzurokreimer@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
11/2017
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
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/15/2017
Expected: 01/2018 06/2018 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

   *UPDATED*
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/11/2015
Est. Comment Period
10/2017
Expected: 04/2018 06/2018 Robin Wall
209-295-5989
rwall@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.
CalTrans 88 GazEx Installation Project
CE
- Road management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2017
Expected: 09/2017 10/2017 Sean McGinness
209-295-4252
smcginness@fs.fed.us
Description: Caltrans proposes to install three new GazEx exploders at Carson Spur. State Route 88 is a major trans-Sierra transportation corridor. The work is needed to keep the highway open during the winter months and to provide for public safety.
Location: UNIT - Amador Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Amador. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project is located along State Route 88 adjacent (south) to the %u201CCarson Spur%u201D, between milepost 69.8 and 70.6.
Cole Forest Health Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Fuels management
On Hold N/A N/A 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
12/2017
Expected: 05/2018 07/2018 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.
Kirkwood Weather Program
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/07/2017
Expected: 10/2017 10/2017 Sean McGinness
209-295-4252
smcginness@fs.fed.us
Description: Kirkwood Mountain Resort (KMR) proposes another snow plot sampling location at approximately 8500' between Whiskey Slide and Summer Road, and to relocate anemometer to south side of Chair 6 patrol building and raise to standard elevation of 30'.
Location: UNIT - Amador Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Alpine. LEGAL - Not Applicable Kirkwood Mountain Resort
PG&E Distribution Lines, Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A 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

   *UPDATED*
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
Analysis Completed Expected: 10/2017
Actual: 11/02/2017
11/2017 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 3,350 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 Reforestation
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
FEIS NOA in Federal Register
08/22/2017
Expected: 12/2017 03/2018 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
Power Fire Road Reconstruction (Culvert Improvements)
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management
- Road management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2017
Expected: 01/2018 06/2018 Rocio Espinoza
530-295-5647
respinoza02@fs.fed.us
Description: Replace 92 culverts and install two new water control structures on NFS roads within watersheds affected by the 2004 Power Fire. Majority of culverts will be upsized from 18 inches to 24 inches in diameter, replaced in kind, or sized accordingly.
Location: UNIT - Amador Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Amador. LEGAL - Not Applicable Within upper Mokelumne River Watershed, the project boundaries are Hwy 88 on the north, Mokelumne Wilderness on the east, North Fork Mokelumnne River along the south, and pvt. property on the west.
Scottiago Forest Health Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2018
Expected: 03/2019 07/2019 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
Scottiago Road Hazard Tree Abatement
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Road management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2017
Expected: 02/2018 06/2018 Chuck Loffland
(209) 295-5954
cloffland@fs.fed.us
Description: Felling and removal of hazard trees along approximately 67 miles of road to maintain roads for public health and safety.
Location: UNIT - Amador Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Amador, El Dorado. LEGAL - Not Applicable North of State Highway 88 and west of Panther Creek Road and Highway 88 intersection.
Eldorado National Forest, Georgetown Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
11E44 Trail Reroute Project
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2017
Expected: 01/2018 04/2018 Hannah Stone
530-333-5567
hannahstone@fs.fed.us
Description: This project involves constructing a reroute of the 11E44 Trail, which was damaged due to a landslide from the 2016-2017 storms.
Location: UNIT - Georgetown Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - Not Applicable This project is located approximately 8 air miles east of Georgetown
Ralston Afterbay Sediment Removal Project
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/11/2017
Expected: 01/2018 07/2018 Jonathan Jue
530-333-5550
jjue@fs.fed.us
Description: A special use permit would be issued to Placer County Water Agency to remove sediment from Ralston Afterbay (also known as Oxbow Reservoir) & stockpile the sediment at Junction Bar. A temporary access road would be built over the Rubicon River.
Location: UNIT - Georgetown Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado, Placer. LEGAL - Not Applicable This project is located approximately 8 air miles northeast of Georgetown, CA.
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
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/12/2014
Est. Comment Period
10/2017
Expected: 01/2018 02/2018 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: 10/2017 10/2017 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

   *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/05/2017
Est. Comment Period
06/2018
Expected: 11/2018 12/2018 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50370
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - Not Applicable Vicinity of Highway 50, including the Cleveland, Ice House, and Pilliken fire footprints, on the north and south side of Highway 50, El Dorado County. Primarily T12N R14E and T11N R14E, MDBM.
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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels 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
Caltrans Highway 50 Hazard Tree Removal 2017
CE
- Road management
- Special use management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
09/2017
Expected: 10/2017 10/2017 Teresa Fraser
530-647-5392
tfraser@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-issue a special use permit to Caltrans for removal of hazard trees within 200 feet of centerlines on both sides of highway 50, from mile posts 34.2 (Forest boundary) and 66.5 (Echo Summit) of US Highway 50. Work will be completed by Caltrans.
Location: UNIT - Placerville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - Not Applicable From mile posts 34.2 (Forest boundary) and 66.5 (Echo Summit) of US Highway 50, El Dorado County, CA.
Caltrans Stockpile Site SUP
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
09/2017
Expected: 10/2017 10/2017 Teresa Fraser
530-647-5392
tfraser@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-issue a special use permit to Caltrans for use of Piney Point as a stockpile site/staging area for road repair of Highway 50.
Location: UNIT - Placerville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - Not Applicable US highway 50 near Riverton; Latitude: 38.77155; Longitude: -120.47681.
Echo Summit 1101 Cable Replacement - PG&E
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/12/2017
Expected: 07/2017 07/2017 Teresa Fraser
530-647-5392
tfraser@fs.fed.us
Description: The project will increase the reliability of PG&E's Echo Summit 1101 distribution line. This will involve installation of 5,800 feet of aluminum underground cable in new 4-inch conduit along an existing jeep trail at the Sierra-at-Tahoe resort.
Location: UNIT - Placerville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - Not Applicable Sierra at Tahoe Ski Resort
General Sherman Forest Health Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2017
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
Straw Saddle Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Forest products
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 On Hold N/A N/A 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.
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