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
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
SMUD Hazard Tree Removal Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Facility management
Analysis Completed Expected: 10/2014
Actual: 10/22/2014
10/2014 Don Errington
530-647-5450
derrington@fs.fed.us
Description: Remove dead and dying trees (burned in the King Fire) adjacent to SMUD facilities that pose a risk to SMUD's ability to safely and appropriately manage their facilities.
Location: UNIT - Georgetown Ranger District, Pacific Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - Not Applicable SMUD facilities within the Upper American River Project
Eldorado National Forest, Amador Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Camp Silverado Developed Recreation Site
EA
- Recreation management
- Facility management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2015
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.
Location: UNIT - Amador Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - Not Applicable Located on the east side of Silver Lake
Deer Valley 4WD Meadow Restoration and Blue Lake Road Maintenance
EA
- Road management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 05/2015 05/2015 Matt Brown
530-642-5110
mrbrown@fs.fed.us
Description: Improve and maintain Deer Valley Trail (19E01) and Blue Lakes road (9N01).
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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- 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
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/09/2014
Est. Comment Period
12/2014
Expected: 12/2015 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
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
02/2015
Expected: 09/2015 09/2015 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
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2015
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
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
Volcano Telephone Company Special Use Permit Amendment
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2015
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
Eldorado National Forest Abandoned Mine Hazard Reduction
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
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
Otter Creek School Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/23/2013
Expected: 10/2014 10/2014 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.
Tobacco Gulch Fuels Reduction and Forest Health Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period
10/17/2012
Expected: 01/2015 01/2015 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
Deer Crossing Camp Permit Re-issue
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 12/2014 01/2015 Charis Parker
530-333-5547
cparker@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-issue a special use permit for the Deer Crossing private childrens camp.
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - Not Applicable Deer Crossing Camp on Loon Lake
John Don't Forest Health/Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/12/2014
Est. Comment Period
01/2015
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 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
Sourdough Hill Communication Site Authorization Re-issue
CE
- Special area management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 12/2014 01/2015 Debbie Gaynor
530-647-5355
dgaynor@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-issue a special use authorization to Sacramento Municipal Utility District to operate and maintain a communication site at Sourdough Hill.
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - Not Applicable Top of Sourdough Hill at the end of road 14N39.
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.
Van Vleck Meadow Restoration Project
CE
- Watershed management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2014
Expected: 09/2015 09/2015 Charis Parker
530-333-5547
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
29 Milestone Residence Removal
EA
- Facility management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2014
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.
Big Dog Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Watershed 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)
- Forest products
- Fuels management
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
Cody Meadow Restoration
EA
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 06/2015 07/2015 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.
General Sherman Forest Health Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- 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
Leoni Meadows
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 12/2014 12/2014 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.
Neilsen Grazing Allotment Management Plan
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period
06/18/2014
Expected: 01/2015 01/2015 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 Restoration Project
CE
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2014
Expected: 04/2015 07/2015 Don Errington
530-647-5450
derrington@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
10/2014
Expected: 12/2014 12/2014 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: 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. Sierra Pines Camp, Placerville Ranger District
Straw Saddle Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Fuels management
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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Forest products
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
06/28/2013
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
01/2015
Expected: 09/2015 09/2015 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
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.