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)
- Lassen National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Lassen National Forest, Almanor Ranger District
- Lassen National Forest, Eagle Lake Ranger District
- Lassen National Forest, Hat Creek 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
Lassen 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
Lassen NF ML3 Roads Evaluation
EA
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2015
Expected: 04/2016 04/2016 Heather Blevins
530-252-6622
hblevins@fs.fed.us
Description: Forest-wide evaluation of maintance level changes and mixed use on ML3 roads
Location: UNIT - Lassen National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte, Lassen, Plumas, Shasta, Tehama. LEGAL - Not Applicable Various ML3 roads throughout Lassen NF.
Lassen National Forest Over-Snow Vehicle(OSV) Use Designation
EIS
- Recreation management
- Road management
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
01/20/2015
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
10/2015
Expected: 10/2016 10/2016 Chris Obrien
530-252-6698
cjobrien@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service is evaluating its existing management of OSV use on the Lassen National Forest (LNF). The goal of this proposed project is to designate LNF system roads, trails, and areas where OSV use will be allowed, restricted or prohibited.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45832
Location: UNIT - Lassen National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen. LEGAL - Not Applicable Forest wide existing miles of groomed OSV trails and open cross country areas of the LNF which receive adequate snowfall for OSV use to occur.
Lassen National Forest, Almanor Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Chips Creek Bridge
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2015
Expected: 10/2015 07/2016 Megan Mullowney
530-258-2141
mcmullowney@fs.fed.us
Description: The project is intended to re-establish a safe, sustainable trail crossing over Chips Creek along the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail for hikers and stock users.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46543
Location: UNIT - Almanor Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - sec. 7, T. 25 N., R. 6 E., MDM In the Almanor Ranger District, Lassen National Forest, where the PCT crosses Chips Creek southeast of the Poison Springs trailhead.
Feather River Allotment
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period
05/28/2014
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 Bernice McProud
530 258-5129
bmcproud@fs.fed.us
Description: Grazing Management.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38566
Location: UNIT - Almanor Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - sec. 1-4, 9-15, 22-24 T29N R5E; sec. 4-9, 16-22, 27-30 T29N R6E, MDM Northwest of Chester, Plumas County, California and south of Lassen Volcanic National Park
Finley Lake Turtle Structures
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 Christopher Mayes
530-258-5176
ctmayes@fs.fed.us
Description: The ALRD proposes to construct and place turtle basking structures in Finley Lake to provide additional basking habitat for Western pond turtles
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46542
Location: UNIT - Almanor Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tehama. LEGAL - sec. 22, T. 28 N., R. 1 E. Hogback Ridge east of the Tehama State Wildlife Area
Grizzly Restoration Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Research
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/05/2015
Est. Comment Period
09/2015
Expected: 01/2016 02/2016 Blair Halbrooks
530-258-5160
bhalbrooks@fs.fed.us
Description: Grizzly proposes to move Forest road 26N11 away from Scotts John Crk; increase forest resilience, decrease fuels, maintain/improve wildlife habitat through thinning and prescribed fire; and implement actions to support three research proposals
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43332
Location: UNIT - Almanor Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte, Plumas. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project area consists of four separate areas near Scotts John Creek, Grizzly Creek, Water Creek, and Yellow Creek, and ranges in elevation from 4,150 feet to 7,200 feet.
Storrie Aquatic Organism Passage (AOP) Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 10/2015 08/2016 Christopher Mayes
530-258-5176
ctmayes@fs.fed.us
Description: Remove three road-stream crossing structures that are barriers to aquatic organism passage. Replace with new structures that allow aquatic organisms to pass above and below the road crossings and that are capable of passing a 100-year storm flow.
Location: UNIT - Almanor Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Not Applicable 3 separate project sites: NFS road 26N08 crossing Water Creek, NFS road 26N08 crossing Miller Ravine, and NFS road 26N08 crossing Rock Creek. All sites are within the Yellow Creek 5th field watershed.
TCRCD Hazardous Fuels Reduction
EA
- Fuels management Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2015
Actual: 07/09/2015
07/2015 Jennifer Hensel
530-258-5177
jhensel@fs.fed.us
Description: This project would authorize the transfer of Wyden Amendment funds to the Tehama County Resource Conservation District to implement fuels reduction activities along roads in private timber lands to complement fuels reduction activities in NFS lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44911
Location: UNIT - Almanor Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tehama. LEGAL - T29N R03E sec. 2,5,8,17,20,21,27-29; T30N R03E sec. 20,21,28,29,32-35 Roadside fuels between the Shasta County line and State Route 36E; 6 miles east of Manton and 6 miles west of Mineral, crossing Battle Creek's north and south forks.
Lassen National Forest, Eagle Lake Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Pine Creek Watershed Brook Trout Control, Feasibility Study - Fish Ladder Modification
CE
- Research
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
On Hold N/A N/A Karen Vandersall
530-257-4188
kvandersall@fs.fed.us
Description: Modification of the Leaky Louie fish ladder to prevent non-native brook trout from moving; part of a feasiblity study evaluating whether localized dewatering in conjuction with electrofishing is effective for the removal of brook trout in Pine Creek.
Location: UNIT - Eagle Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen. LEGAL - T31N, R7E, Sec 24 The perennial section of Pine Creek and contributing springs above the Stephens Camp inholding on the branch that crosses Forest Road 31N25
Rust Resistant Sugar Pine Mainenance
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
04/15/2014
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 Susan Wilcox
530-257-4188, ext. 886
swilcox@fs.fed.us
Description: Thin areas around proven rust resistant sugar pine (RRSP) trees to increase sustainability by reducing direct vegetative competition, wildfire risk, over-wintering habitat for cone boring insects, and squirrel access to crowns.
Location: UNIT - Eagle Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen. LEGAL - T29N, R10E, sections 4, 27, 33, and 34; T30N, R9E, sections 24, 33, and 34; T31N, R9E, sections 8, 10, 16, and 17; T32N, R9E, section 2; T32N, R10E, sections 9, 10, 15, 21, 28, 32, and 33, MDB&M. Areas of treatment proposed with the Rust Resistant Sugar Pine Project are located throughout the Eagle Lake Ranger District
Upland Windthrow Salvage
EA
- Forest products Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 10/2015 10/2015 Richard Crowther
530-257-4188 ext. 884
rcrowther@fs.fed.us
Description: Salvage of wind thrown timber across the northern portions of the Eagle Lake and Hat Creek Ranger District
Location: UNIT - Eagle Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen, Shasta. LEGAL - Not Applicable Northern portion of the Eagle Lake and Hat Creek Ranger Districts
Upper Pine Creek Pasture Fence
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period
06/30/2015
Expected: 10/2015 10/2015 Kirsten Pasero
530-257-4188
kpasero@fs.fed.us
Description: To control livestock there is a need to construct a fence along the west side of Forest Road 32N02 from the railroad tracks to the north to separate Pine Creek Valley from the Feather Lake area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45961
Location: UNIT - Eagle Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen. LEGAL - T31N, R8E, Sections 12 & 13 West of FR32N02
Lassen National Forest, Hat Creek Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bald Fire Salvage and Restoration
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2015
Actual: 07/08/2015
08/2015 Terre PearsonRamirez
530-257-4188
tramirez@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed activities include: salvage, treatment of non-merchantable trees, removing hazard trees along roads and trails, treatment of activity slash, site preparation, and planting, maintaining existing roads, and constructing temporary roads.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45965
Location: UNIT - Hat Creek Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Shasta. LEGAL - T34N, R5E, Sec 1; R6E, Sec 1-18, 20-23 and 27; R7E, Sec 5-7, and 18; T35N, R5E, Sec 11-15, 22-26 and 35-36; R6E, Sec 7-36; R7E, Sec 18-20 and 30-31; T36N, R5E, Sec 25-27 and 33-36; R6E, Sec 16, 19-22, and 26-35. The project is located approximately 14 miles southeast of Fall River Mills, California, east of the Hat Creek Rim, west of Blacks Ridge, south of the forest boundary, and north of Forest Road 18.
Lassen Day Fire Salvage
CE
- Forest products In Progress
Scoping Start
05/28/2015
Expected: 07/2015 09/2015 Naomi Brown
530-336-5395
nrbrown@fs.fed.us
Description: Salvage of dead and/or dying trees within approximately 200 acres of the Day Fire area on the Lassen National Forest.
Location: UNIT - Hat Creek Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen. LEGAL - Township 39 North, Range 5 East, Sections 13,14,25 Project area is located roughly 3 miles East of the town of Day and 15 miles North East of the town of Fall River Mills.
Reissueance of Twenty-Year Special Use Permit for McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/14/2014
Expected: 08/2015 08/2015 Allison Jackson
760-914-1895
ajackson@fs.fed.us
Description: The reissuance of this special use permit would provide continued operation of a managed campground, picnic area and associated improvements on National Forest System lands within the McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park.
Location: UNIT - Hat Creek Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Shasta. LEGAL - T36N, R3E, S4; T37N, R3E, S29, MDM McArthur-Burney Falls State Park
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This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.