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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- 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


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 National Forest Over-Snow Vehicle(OSV) Use Designation
EIS
- Road management
- Recreation management
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
01/20/2015
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
10/2017
Expected: 08/2018 08/2018 Chris Obrien
530-252-6698
cjobrien@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service is evaluating management of OSV use on the Lassen National Forest and is releasing a Revised Draft EIS (RDEIS) for the designation of LNF system roads, trails, and areas where OSV use will be allowed.
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
High Lakes Motorized Trail Re-routes and Staging Area Improvements
EA
- Special area management
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Comment Period
06/14/2017
Expected: 10/2017 07/2018 Douglas Peters
530-252-6456
dwpeters@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-route and reconstruct motorized trail segments, decommission the eliminated trail segments, restore or improve dispersed recreation areas within Inventoried Roadless Area; develop a staging area outside Inventoried Roadless Area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48739
Location: UNIT - Almanor Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Not Applicable High Lakes area east of Philbrook Lake
Jones Meadow Fuels Reduction
EA
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
'
Expected: 05/2018 07/2018 Jennifer Erickson
530-258-5141
jlerickson@fs.fed.us
Description: Project proposes to improve defensibility of the Jones Meadow Community by removing surface fuels & snags to reduce potential fire behavior, reduce hazards to fire fighters, improve stand health & reduce the threat of wildfire in the project area.
Location: UNIT - Almanor Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte. LEGAL - T25N, R5E, Section 32. Mount Diablo Meridian Jones Meadow is 18 mi NE of the town of Paradise and roughly 3 mi from the edge of the 2000 Storrie Fire perimeter. The project is located within the Mt Hope Management Area (47).
Little Bear Forest Health Restoration Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Research
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/25/2017
Est. Comment Period
12/2017
Expected: 12/2017 04/2018 Laura Corral
530-258-5156
lcorral@fs.fed.us
Description: Little Bear Restoration is proposed to increase forest health and diversity with variable thinning and fuels treatments. This project includes research proposals for future management activities and was **originally part of the Grizzly Project.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51477
Location: UNIT - Almanor Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T27N, R6E, Sections 27 & 34; T26N, R6E, Sections 2,11,25,26,36. Approximately 6 miles West of Butt Valley Reservoir & Approximately 5 miles South of Soldier Meadows.
Ridge Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Special area management
On Hold N/A N/A Susan Wilcox
530-257-4188, ext. 808
swilcox@fs.fed.us
Description: Begin post-fire restoration in Inventoried Roadless Area to help promote a diversity of habitats that have been lost. Activities include re-establishment of native conifers with reforestation methods. Fuels treatments are no longer proposed.
Location: UNIT - Almanor Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T25N,R6E,Sec 32-35; T26N,R6E,Sec 2-6 and 9-11 MDBM East of Saucer Lake on Soda Ridge, in Soda Ridge IRA of Management Area 45, on Almanor Ranger District
Rocks Restoration
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/28/2017
Est. Comment Period
11/2017
Expected: 06/2018 08/2018 Crystal Danheiser
530-258-5120
cdanheiser@fs.fed.us
Description: The Rocks Restoration project proposes fuels reduction, vegetation management, aspen and meadow habitat improvement, and reforestation of some moderate to high severity burned areas.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49830
Location: UNIT - Almanor Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte, Plumas. LEGAL - sec. 25, 26, 35, 36 T26N, R5E; sec.4, 7-10, 17-22, 25, 26, 29-31 T26N, R6E Southwest of Humbug Valley, located in Butt Creek (MA 37), Jonesville (MA 44), and Soda Ridge (MA45) mgmt. areas.
Scotts John Quarry
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Watershed management
- Road management
In Progress
Comment Period
08/09/2017
Expected: 12/2017 07/2018 Laura Corral
530-258-5156
lcorral@fs.fed.us
Description: Develop a quarry for localized source of rock gravel for road maintenance and watershed improvements. An area of ~10 acres would be excavated for extraction, stockpiling and crushing of rock material. **Originally part of Grizzly Restoration Project.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51438
Location: UNIT - Almanor Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte. LEGAL - T26N, R5E, Section 17 Approximately 1-1/2 miles East of the town of Jonesville.
Lassen National Forest, Eagle Lake Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Confluence Meadow Restoration Project
EA
- Watershed management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2018
Expected: 06/2018 09/2018 Tyanna Blaschak
530-257-4188
tsblaschak@fs.fed.us
Description: Restore meadow hydrology and habitat by redirecting flow into historic remnant channels along a reach of Pine Creek while filling the degraded channel and ditch to match the floodplain elevation.
Location: UNIT - Eagle Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen. LEGAL - Not Applicable Roughly 24 air miles NW of Susanville, Lassen County, CA, in meadow S of Little Harvey mountain and W of Lassen County Rd 105 near the confluence of Pine Creek and Little Harvey Valley tributary.
Diamond Mountain Watershed Restoration and WUI Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
- Forest products
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
In Progress
Comment Period
05/23/2017
Expected: 12/2017 06/2018 Chuck Lewis
530-257-4188 ex.5832
calewis@fs.fed.us
Description: Project objectives are fuels reduction, and forest and watershed restoration. Activities include meadow and hardwood enhancement, variable density thinning, fuel reduction, prescribed burning, watershed improvements, and transportation system mgt.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50770
Location: UNIT - Eagle Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen. LEGAL - T29N,R11E,Sec31,32; T28N,R11E,Sec1-7,11; T28N,R12E,Sec4-8,9-15; T29N,R12E,Sec34 Eagle Lake Ranger District; Diamond Management Area
Dyer Mountain Communication Site Development
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2018
Expected: 06/2018 07/2018 Nancy Barrera
530-258-5107
nbarrera@fs.fed.us
Description: Plumas County Sheriff's office propose to construct and develop a communications tower and prefabricated communications vault for the operation and maintenance of emergency radio communication equipment, at the current Dyer Mountain Lookout location.
Location: UNIT - Eagle Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen. LEGAL - T28N,R08E,Section 36 Eagle Lake Ranger District, Dyer Mountain Communication Site. The exact location on the .96 acre parcel of the project will be determined once the historic evaluation is completed.
LMUD Master Permit Issuance
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2017
Expected: 02/2018 03/2018 Nancy Barrera
530-258-5107
nbarrera@fs.fed.us
Description: Consolidating and reissuing LUMD's three existing use permits, for power lines and facilities, under a single master permit. There will be no change in scope or intensity of existing authorized activities, and no ground disturbance will occur.
Location: UNIT - Eagle Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen. LEGAL - T32N,R10E,Sec33; T33N,R11E,Sec29; T31N,R10E,Sec10,14,21; T31N,R11E,Sec7,18; T31N,R10E,Sec14,15,16; T29N,R10E,Sec21,28,29. The permit will cover multiple locations across the Eagle Lake Ranger District including: Spalding, Eagle Nest, Eagle Lake Campgrounds, Hamilton Mountain, Westwood to Susanville line.
North Eagle Lake, Champs Flat, and Lower Pine Creek Allotments Grazing Mgt. Project
EA
- Grazing management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2017
Expected: 02/2018 05/2018 Kirsten Pasero
530-252-5854
kpasero@fs.fed.us
Description: Grazing allotment management plans.
Location: UNIT - Eagle Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen. LEGAL - T32N and T33N,R9E and R10E,MDM (West of Eagle Lake, CA; North, East and South of Logan Mtn. area) North half of the Eagle Lake Ranger District.
Lassen National Forest, Hat Creek Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bailey Creek Aquatic Organism Passage (AOP) Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2017
Expected: 01/2018 05/2019 Shawn Wheelock
530-336-3340
swheelock@fs.fed.us
Description: Two existing culverts on the North & South Forks of Bailey Creek will be replaced with bridges to eliminate barriers to the passage of aquatic organisms and damage to road crossing when rivers are at high stage.
Location: UNIT - Hat Creek Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Shasta. LEGAL - T31N,R3E,S34 Lassen NF 17 Road to the west of Lassen Volcanic National Park
Citizens Utility Company Aerial Telephone Line project
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2017
Expected: 10/2017 10/2017 Kimberly Ganz
530-336-3383
kganz@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorize Citizens Communications Co. of CA (Frontier) to install an overhead phone cable from a utility pole on National Forest System Lands to a utility pole on Big Springs Estates. Aerial cable is ~300'long w/aerial phone line 6' below power line.
Location: UNIT - Hat Creek Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Shasta. LEGAL - T32N, R4E, Section 12, NE1/4 The existing utility pole is located ~3 mi SW of Old Station, CA. The pole lies E of SR44/89 and W of Hat Creek near Big Springs Estates Subdivision on the Lassen National Forest in Eastern Shasta Co.
Hat Creek Rim Hang Glider & Paraglider Project
CE
- Special area management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/02/2017
Expected: 07/2017 07/2017 Kimberly Ganz
530-336-3383
kganz@fs.fed.us
Description: Hat Creek Pilots Association (HCPA) requests a special use authorization for an established recreation special use of the Hat Creek Rim for hang gliding and paragliding launches and associated landing zones.
Location: UNIT - Hat Creek Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Shasta. LEGAL - T34N, R5E, Sections 4, 5, 9 & 16 MDM On the Hat Creek Ranger District along the Hat Creek Rim and Murken Bench area and near the rural communities of Fall River Mills, Burney and Hat Creek.
Plum Restoration Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2017
Expected: 12/2018 04/2019 Greg Mayer
530-336-5521
gmayer@fs.fed.us
Description: This restoration project will encompass: surface fuels treatment for fire hazard reduction; thinning for ponderosa pine, silver sage, meadow and aspen enhancements; noxious weed treatments; and road improvements.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47742
Location: UNIT - Hat Creek Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen, Shasta. LEGAL - Townships 32, 33 & 34 North, Ranges 5 & 6 East, various sections, Mount Diablo Baseline & Meridian The project area is located E. of Hwy 89 at the top of the Hat Creek Rim (approx. 1-1/2 miles E. of the town of Old Station), N. of Hwy 44 to Forest Road 34N49 and E. to the Butte Creek Rim.
Soldier Mountain Lookout Permit Issuance
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2017
Expected: 09/2017 09/2017 Nancy Barrera
530-258-5107
nbarrera@fs.fed.us
Description: Special use permit issuance for the operation of a fire detection lookout and communication uses.
Location: UNIT - Hat Creek Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Shasta. LEGAL - T37N, R3E, Sec 1 (SE 1/4 - NE 1/4) Soldier Mountain Lookout is approx. 4 miles NE of "the Pines" off Hwy 89 and approx. 6 miles NW of Fall River Mills.
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