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 Nationwide
- 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 Nationwide
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Arizona National Scenic Trail Comprehensive Plan
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Land ownership management
- Facility management
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Land management planning
- Watershed management
- Land acquisition
- Grazing management
- Special area management
- Fuels management
- Special use management
- Road management
- Minerals and Geology
- Regulations, Directives, Orders
- Heritage resource management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2016
Expected: 06/2018 07/2018 Julie Molzahn
406-826-4352
jmolzahn@fs.fed.us
Description: The Comprehensive Plan will develop administrative and management goals, objectives and practices for the Arizona National Scenic Trail and management corridor.
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Arizona National Scenic Trail goes from the Coronado NM to the Utah Border at Vermillion Cliffs- 800 miles south to north across the State of Arizona.
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 National Forest Over-Snow Vehicle(OSV) Use Designation
EIS
- Recreation management
- Road management
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
01/29/2016
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
09/2016
Expected: 12/2016 12/2016 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
06/2016
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 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.
Grizzly Restoration Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Fuels management
- Research
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/05/2015
Est. Comment Period
05/2016
Expected: 01/2017 07/2017 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.
High Lakes Motorized Trail Re-routes and Staging Area Improvements
EA
- Special area management
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/17/2016
Est. Comment Period
07/2016
Expected: 12/2016 06/2017 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
Storrie Aquatic Organism Passage (AOP) Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
09/30/2015
Expected: 05/2016 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46497
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.
Lassen National Forest, Eagle Lake Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Moonlight Hand Thinning Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2016
Expected: 05/2016 06/2017 Tom Rickman
530-257-4188
trickman@fs.fed.us
Description: Hand thinning of small trees and brush along designated Forest Service roads to reduce fuels.
Location: UNIT - Eagle Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen. LEGAL - The project is located in all or portions of: T29N, R10E, Sections 13, 14, 20-29, 32-34; T28N, R10E, Sections 1, 3, 4, 10, 13, 15, 22, 23, 27, and 34; and T28N, R11E, Sections 6, 7, and 8 South of Highway 36, on the Eagle Lake Ranger District.
North Eagle Lake, Champs Flat, and Lower Pine Creek Allotments Grazing Mgt. Project
EA
- Grazing management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2016
Expected: 11/2016 05/2017 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.
Re-issuance of Eagle Lake Rec Area Special Use Permit (Concessionaire)
CE
- Special use management
- Facility management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2016
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 Kirsten Pasero
530-252-5854
kpasero@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-issuing of the permit for the marina and campgrounds at Eagle Lake.
Location: UNIT - Eagle Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen. LEGAL - T31N,R10E,Secs10,13,14;T31N,R11E,Sec7,18 Eagle Lake Recreation Area
Rust Resistant Sugar Pine Mainenance
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
04/15/2014
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 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
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
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2016
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 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
Big Lake Restoration Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/19/2016
Expected: 08/2016 08/2016 Shawn Wheelock
530-336-3340
swheelock@fs.fed.us
Description: Removal of encroaching conifers, protection of a spring complex, vehicle-based damage of a meadow remediated and pre-commercial thinning in plantations.
Location: UNIT - Hat Creek Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Shasta. LEGAL - T32N, R3E, Secs 10,15,22,23,25,26 Big lake and Red Lake areas off Lassen NF road 32N24 to the north of CA highways 89 and 44.
Halls Flat Windthrow Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/16/2016
Est. Comment Period
06/2016
Expected: 10/2016 10/2016 Crystal Danheiser
530-336-3388
cdanheiser@fs.fed.us
Description: The Halls Flat Wind Thrown project is designed to salvage wind thrown trees, recover economic value and reduce fuel accumulation of material blown down in the wind event of February 6th 2015. The project area is approximately 2,000 acres.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48363
Location: UNIT - Hat Creek Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project is located south of Ladder Butte and is approximately 10 miles north of California State Highway 44.
Plum Restoration Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Forest products
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2016
Expected: 06/2017 06/2017 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.
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.
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