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)
- R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
- Inyo National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Inyo National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Inyo National Forest, Mammoth Ranger District
- Inyo National Forest, Mono Ranger District
- Inyo National Forest, Mount Whitney Ranger District
- Inyo National Forest, White Mountain 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
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Inyo, Sierra, and Sequoia National Forests Land Management Plans Revision
EIS
- Land management planning Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register
08/2014
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 Michael Dietl
707-562-9121
michaeldietl@fs.fed.us
Description: The Sequoia, Sierra, and Inyo National Forests propose to revise their land management plans as guided by the 2012 Planning Rule.
Web Link: http://tinyurl.com/r5earlyadopters
Location: UNIT - Inyo National Forest All Units, Sequoia National Forest All Units, Sierra National Forest All Units. STATE - California, Nevada. COUNTY - Esmeralda, Mineral, Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Mono, Tulare. LEGAL - Not Applicable Entire Sierra National Forest, entire Inyo National Forest, and the Sequoia National Forest outside of the Giant Sequoia National Monument.
Inyo 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
Closure of Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep Habitat to Pack Goat Use
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Comment Period
04/01/2014
Expected: 11/2014 12/2014 Leeann Murphy
760-873-5865
lbmurphy@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will address potential disease transmission from pack goat use on the endangered Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep. This project is a continuation of a previous closure which has expired.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40094
Location: UNIT - Inyo National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Inyo, Mono. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project includes the 11 SNBS herd units located on the Inyo NF.
Issuance of 10 Year Priority Use Outfitter/Guide Fishing Permits
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Jon Kazmierski
760-924-5503
jkazmierski@fs.fed.us
Description: Trips to: Lee Vining Cr., June Lake Loop, Big Springs, Deadman Cr., Mammoth Lakes Basin, Middle Fork San Joaquin, Sotcher Lake, Starkweather Lake, Hot Creek, Convict Lake, McGee Cr., Rock Cr., Rock Cr. Lake, Pine Cr., Bishop Cr., No. Lk., So. Lk.
Location: UNIT - Inyo National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Inyo, Madera, Mono. LEGAL - Not Applicable See Project Description
Land and Resource Management Plan Revision
EIS
- Land management planning Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register
08/2014
Expected: 11/2015 12/2015 Debra Schweizer
760-873-2427
debraaschweizer@fs.fed.us
Description: Revision of the 1988 Inyo National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan under the provisions of the 2012 National Forest System Planning Rule.
Web Link: http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/inyo/landmanagement/planning
Location: UNIT - Inyo National Forest All Units. STATE - California, Nevada. COUNTY - Esmeralda, Mineral, Fresno, Inyo, Madera, Mono, Tulare. LEGAL - Not Applicable Forestwide
Inyo 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
Motorized Transportation System Modifications
EA
- Recreation management
- Road management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2014
Expected: 05/2015 06/2015 Marty Hornick
760-873-2461
mhornick@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will analyze approximately 10-15 existing system and/or unauthorized routes in the Mammoth and Mono Lake area, with known recreation, access, or resource issues, for use by motorized vehicles.
Location: UNIT - Mono Ranger District, Mammoth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - Not Applicable 10-15 roads in various locations, possibly including Mono Lake vicinity, Hwy 395 corridor north of Mammoth, Mono Craters, Smokey Bear and Airport Sandflats, Dexter Canyon, Deadman Campground area.
Snowmobile Trail Grooming on the Inyo National Forest
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2014
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 Jon Kazmierski
760-924-5503
jkazmierski@fs.fed.us
Description: Grooming of existing Over-snow vehicle trails from winter 2014/2015 through 2016/2017
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44759
Location: UNIT - Mono Ranger District, Mammoth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - Not Applicable Existing OSV trails on the Mammoth and Mono Lakes Ranger Districts
Three Creeks Jeffrey Pine Forest Health & Restoration Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/29/2012
Est. Comment Period
10/2014
Expected: 03/2015 06/2015 Scott Kusumoto
760-924-5522
skusumoto@fs.fed.us
Description: The Three Creeks Jeffrey Pine Forest Health & Restoration project objective is to provide for healthy forest conditions, promote establishment of old growth and reintroduce fire to the ecosystem.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37712
Location: UNIT - Mono Ranger District, Mammoth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - Not Applicable All proposed treatment units lie within the Mono Lake and Mammoth Ranger Districts of the Inyo National Forest, Mono County, California.
Inyo National Forest, Mammoth Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Amerigas Project
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Sheila Irons
760-924-5534
sirons@fs.fed.us
Description: Install 100 feet of propane pipeline to connect existing pipeline on both ends of existing pipeline. This is the same project as the Rock Creek Energy Project. Rock Creek Energy was purchased by Amerigas.
Location: UNIT - Mammoth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - T3S, R27E, Sec 33 West of John Muir Rd. and ending at 924 Canyon Blvd.
Convict Lake Resort Master Development Plan (formerly Convict Lake Resort Equestrian R.V. Park)
EA
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Jon Kazmierski
760-924-5503
jkazmierski@fs.fed.us
Description: Facilities include 12 RV campsites with hook-ups; 6 temporary day use stalls, expansion of existing tack shed from 225' to 600' sq. ft.; 1,500 sq. ft. recreation building with toliets & showers, game room, laundry; new landscaping
Location: UNIT - Mammoth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - T.4S., R.28E., Section 14 At existing horse corrals north of Convict Lake Resort
Mammoth Abondoned Mine Lands Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2014
Expected: 09/2014 04/2015 Sonny Thornborrow
760-873-2424
sthornborrow@fs.fed.us
Description: Installation of safety features and wildlife protection features at four abandoned mines near the Mammoth Lakes area. Methods will include bat gates, foam plugs, and removal of trash from sites.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44660
Location: UNIT - Mammoth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - T4S R27E Section 10 (Mammoth Rock and Old Mammoth) T4S R27E Section 15 (Monte Cristo) T4S R27E Section 16 (Mammoth Consolidated) Mammoth Rock, Old Mammoth, Monte Cristo and Mammoth Consolidated abandoned mines near the town of Mammoth Lakes.
Mammoth Airport Alternate Access Road
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2014
Expected: 10/2014 04/2015 Sheila Irons
760-924-5534
sirons@fs.fed.us
Description: Construction of new southerly access road to the Mammoth Yosemite Airport. This road will be constructed from the Benton Crossing Road.
Location: UNIT - Mammoth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - Not Applicable National Forest System lands between the Benton Crossing Road and the Mammoth Yosemite Airport
Mammoth Base Area Land Exchange
EA
- Land ownership management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2014
Expected: 06/2015 07/2015 Sheila Irons
760-924-5534
sirons@fs.fed.us
Description: Exchange of approximately 21 acres of National Forest System land, currently under special use authorization to Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, located near the Main Lodge north of Highway 203 for approximately 1,500 acres of land in California.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=30428
Location: UNIT - Mammoth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Inyo, Mono, Plumas, Tuolumne. LEGAL - Land to be exchanged is located in T.3S, R. 27E., Sec 30, MDM. Proposal includes the addition of non-federal parcels to the Inyo, Plumas, and Stanislaus National Forests in California Main Lodge, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area
Mammoth Community Water District, Permit Issuances
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/02/2012
Expected: 08/2014 08/2014 Sheila Irons
760-924-5534
sirons@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissuance of two permits: one for a master permit for all facilities, one for the government-owned Lake Mary Dam.
Location: UNIT - Mammoth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. various locations adjacent to the Town of Mammoth Lakes, CA
Mammoth Creek Road Crossing Restoration
CE
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2014
Expected: 08/2014 08/2015 Erin Noesser
760-873-2545
elnoesser@fs.fed.us
Description: Repair/restoration of the crossing of Mammoth Creek and Road 03S09E, off of Highway 203, near the Town of Mammoth Lakes. The road is currently diverting the stream, leading to increased sedimentation into the stream and streambank disturbance.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41756
Location: UNIT - Mammoth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - Township 4S, Range 28E, Section 6 At the crossing of road 03S09E and Mammoth Creek, near the junction of Highway 203 and 395.
Mammoth Mountain Summer Experience Improvements
EA
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Carmen John
760-924-5518
cjohn@fs.fed.us
Description: The project proposal includes trenching to lay electrical conduit and irrigation lines and subsequent backfill and revegetation. Total area 2.7 acres, adjacent to Canyon Lodge. The entire area has been previously disturbed during past development.
Location: UNIT - Mammoth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - T3S, R27E, SE1/4 of the NW 1/4 Section 33 Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, Canyon Lodge, slopeside
Reds Meadow Valley Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Fuels management On Hold N/A N/A Sue Farley
760-924-5535
sfarley@fs.fed.us
Description: Hazardous fuels reduction treatments would be designed to provide defensible space at recreation sites and to create a fuelbreak along roads. Fuels treatment activities would include tree thinning, pruning and prescribed burning on approx. 1735 acres
Location: UNIT - Mammoth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera, Mono. LEGAL - Portions of Sections 14,15,22,23,25,26,34,35,36 of T3S, R26E & 2,3,11,14 of T4S, R26E & 28,29,30,31,32,33 of T3S, R27E The project area is located in the Reds Meadow Valley, Madera County, CA and includes a corridor along Hwy. 203 from Minaret Vista to Earthquake Fault, Mono County, CA.
Scenic Loop OSV/OHV Staging Areas
EA
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Jon Kazmierski
760-924-5503
jkazmierski@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of this project is to improve two off highway vehicle (OHV) and over snow vehicle (OSV) staging areas in areas that have existing, user-created staging areas (just east of Highway 395, lookout loop; and at 3S22, just off the Scenic Loop).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40838
Location: UNIT - Mammoth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - Site 1: SW1/4 SW1/4 SEC1 T3S R27E Site 2: NE1/4 SW1/4 SEC15 T3S R27E Site 1: Junction of 395 and the Mammoth Scenic Loop - East side of Highway 395 at the intersection with route 3S06. Site 2: Junction of Mammoth Scenic Loop and route 3S22
Southern California Edison Mammoth Distribution Area Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2014
Expected: 09/2014 09/2014 Sheila Irons
760-924-5534
sirons@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissuance of expired permit for Southern California Edision's electrical distribution lines in the Mammoth Distribution Area.
Location: UNIT - Mammoth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - T.3S., R.28E., MDBM Mammoth Distribution Area, Mammoth Lakes Area
Inyo National Forest, Mono Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Glass Mountain Escarpment Sage-Grouse Habitat Enhancement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Richard Perloff
760-924-5508
rperloff@fs.fed.us
Description: Jeffrey pines are encroaching into otherwise suitable sage-grouse habitat, creating perches for raptors which dissuades use by grouse. Jeffrey pines would be felled and limbed using chain-saws and allowed to decay naturally on site.
Location: UNIT - Mono Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - T2S, R29E, Sections 22, 25, 26, 27, 36, TS, R30E, Section 31 and T3S, R30E, Section 8 (MDB&M) Southwest escarpment of the Glass Mountains, Mono County, CA.
June Lake Village Gateway Sign
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2014
Expected: 08/2014 10/2014 Sheila Irons
760-924-5534
sirons@fs.fed.us
Description: June Lake Chamber of Commerce Gateway Sign to be located on Highway 395 outside the Caltrans Easement
Location: UNIT - Mono Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - Not Applicable Highway 395, outside of Caltrans Easement
June Mountain Ski Area Groundwater Test Well
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/20/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Rodney Wilson
760-924-5518
rmwilson@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposal is for four test wells within the permit area to find more groundwater for snowmaking.The test wells would occur near the base of the mid-mountain chairlifts 4 and 7 and the snowmaking pond. This proposal is for test wells only.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44314
Location: UNIT - Mono Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - June Lake Quad, T2S., R26E., section 23 and 26 primarily, possibly within section 24 and 25. June Mountain Ski Area
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Glass Mountain Communication Lease
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Sheila Irons
760-924-5534
sirons@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuance of Communication Site Lease to replace expired permit
Location: UNIT - Mono Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - MDM, T.2S., R.30E. Sec. 18 Glass Mountain Peak, Glass Mountains
Inyo National Forest, Mount Whitney Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Chispa/Australia/Australia Too Mineral Exploration
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
06/18/2014
Est. Comment Period
06/2014
Expected: 10/2014 10/2014 Margaret Wood
760-876-6227
mwood@fs.fed.us
Description: Process a Plan of Operations for mineral exploration
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38709
Location: UNIT - Mount Whitney Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Inyo. LEGAL - T 12 S, R 35 E, Sect. 26 and T 12 S, R35 E, Sect. 1, and T 12 S, R 36 E, Sect. 6 Mazourka Canyon area
Inyo SZ Desert Allotments Grazing Analysis
EA
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/22/2013
Est. Comment Period
07/2014
Expected: 09/2014 09/2014 April Barron
760-924-5532
abarron@fs.fed.us
Description: Analysis of grazing allotments on the South Zone of the Inyo National Forest, including the Alabama Hills, Ash Creek, George Creek, Olancha, and Tunawee Allotments
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40657
Location: UNIT - Mount Whitney Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Inyo. Grazing allotments in the southern portion of the Inyo National Forest along the escarpment of the Sierra Nevada
Kern Plateau Grazing Allotments Analysis
EIS
- Grazing management Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register
09/2014
Expected: 03/2016 05/2016 Lesley Yen
760-873-2524
lyen@fs.fed.us
Description: Review and analysis of the Monache, Mulkey, Templeton and Whitney grazing allotments in the Golden Trout Wilderness on the Mt Whitney Ranger District
Web Link: http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34380
Location: UNIT - Mount Whitney Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Inyo, Tulare. Templeton/Whitney Grazing Allotments in the Golden Trout Wilderness
Inyo National Forest, White Mountain Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bishop and Pine Creek Fuels Reduction
EA
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
08/2014
Expected: 06/2015 10/2015 Heather Stone
760-873-2561
hestone@fs.fed.us
Description: Fuels reduction to protect communities, facilities, and recreation sites in the Bishop Creek and Pine Creek drainages.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42921
Location: UNIT - White Mountain Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Inyo. LEGAL - Townships 6-8S, Ranges 30-31E Near communities, developments, and recreation sites in the Bishop and Pine Creek drainages.
Division Creek Pipeline Replacement
EA
- Land ownership management On Hold N/A N/A Margaret Wood
760-876-6227
mwood@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuing LADWP a construction permit for Replacement of Division Creek Pipeline
Location: UNIT - White Mountain Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Inyo. LEGAL - Not Applicable Along Division Creek approximately 3 miles southwest of the community of Aberdeen.
Sierra Front OHV Restoration
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
In Progress
Comment Period
04/21/2014
Expected: 11/2014 06/2015 Lesley Yen
760-873-2524
lyen@fs.fed.us
Description: Restore unauthorized routes along the Sierra Escarpment(Bishop to Olancha)that are continuing to cause watershed and vegetation issues.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42877
Location: UNIT - White Mountain Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Inyo. LEGAL - Not Applicable Along the Sierra Escarpment from Bishop to Olancha
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.