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
04/2015
Expected: 10/2015 10/2015 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

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Road management
Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register
12/2014
Expected: 10/2016 10/2016 Chris Obrien
530-252-6698
cjobrien@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service is evaluating it's 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.
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
Childs Meadow Fence Project
CE
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Grazing management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2014
Expected: 03/2015 05/2015 Bernice McProud
530 258-5129
bmcproud@fs.fed.us
Description: Approximately 0.51 miles of fence will be constructed in two portions across Childs Meadow pasture to tie in with an existing fence on adjacent private land.
Location: UNIT - Almanor Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tehama. LEGAL - T29N, R4E, Sec 31 & 36 Childs Meadow Pasture, Deer Creek Allotment, Almanor Ranger District, Lassen National Forest
Feather River Allotment
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period
05/28/2014
Expected: 12/2014 12/2014 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
Grizzly Restoration Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Fuels management
- Research
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Road management
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2014
Expected: 09/2015 10/2015 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
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.
TCRCD Hazardous Fuels Reduction
EA
- Fuels management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/02/2014
Est. Comment Period
11/2014
Expected: 01/2015 01/2015 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
Bogard Well
CE
- Facility management Analysis Completed Expected: 11/2014
Actual: 10/24/2014
11/2014 Tyanna Blaschak
530-257-4188
tsblaschak@fs.fed.us
Description: Establish an alternate water source for the Bogard Work Center and the Bogard Rest Area
Location: UNIT - Eagle Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen. LEGAL - T32N, R8E, section 32 Bogard Rest Area
Homer/Coyote Grazing Allotment
EA
- Grazing management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2014
Expected: 12/2015 06/2016 Kirsten Pasero
530-257-4188
kpasero@fs.fed.us
Description: Analyze grazing within the ELRD Homer/Coyote allotment.
Location: UNIT - Eagle Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen. LEGAL - T28N, R10E and T27N, R9E .
Pine Creek Watershed Brook Trout Control, Feasibility Study - Fish Ladder Modification
CE
- Research
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
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
Pioneer Invasive Plant Treatment Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
09/08/2014
Est. Comment Period
12/2014
Expected: 05/2015 06/2015 Allison Sanger
530-252-6662
asanger@fs.fed.us
Description: Treat invasive weeds in the Diamond Mountain area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44112
Location: UNIT - Eagle Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen. LEGAL - Not Applicable Diamond Mountain area
Rust Resistant Sugar Pine Mainenance
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
04/15/2014
Expected: 11/2014 01/2015 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
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

   *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2014
Expected: 06/2015 07/2015 Amy Harrison-Smith
530-252-5829
aharrisonsmith@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 - Not Applicable 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.
Big Lake Riparian and Wildlife Habitat Restoration Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
Cancelled N/A N/A Kendra Fallon
530-336-5521
kendrawfallon@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose is to 1) Improve riparian habitat for MIS and sensitive wildlife and plant species;and 2)Reduce stand density to ensure forest health and vigor while maintaining wildlife habitat.
Location: UNIT - Hat Creek Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Shasta. LEGAL - T32N R3E Sec 10-11, 14-15, 22-23, 25, and 26 The project is located four air miles east of North Battle Creek Reservoir. Treatment units are located around both Big Lake and Red Lake.
Big Spring Curve Geological Investigation
CE
- Special use management
- Minerals and Geology
Cancelled N/A N/A Shawn Wheelock
530-336-3340
swheelock@fs.fed.us
Description: A special use permit would be issued to allow CalTrans to drill four boreholes to investigate the geology of the area. The information gained will be used for the reconstruction of the Hwy 44/89 curve near Big Spring.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44375
Location: UNIT - Hat Creek Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Shasta. LEGAL - T32N,R4E, S12 Big Springs curve on Highway 44/89
Cal-Trans Highway 89 Hazard Tree Removal
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Road management
Analysis Completed Expected: 10/2014
Actual: 12/01/2014
12/2014 Crystal Danheiser
530-336-3388
cdanheiser@fs.fed.us
Description: Fire-damaged trees along Highway 89 on National Forest System land will be removed near the Hat Creek Work Center and Honn Campground.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45883
Location: UNIT - Hat Creek Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Shasta. LEGAL - T34N, R4E, Section 15 and 27 State Highway 89 near Hat Creek Work Center and Honn Campground
Eiler Fire Salvage and Restoration
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2014
Expected: 06/2015 07/2015 Amy Harrison-Smith
530-252-5829
aharrisonsmith@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 roads.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45962
Location: UNIT - Hat Creek Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Shasta. LEGAL - Legal locations for the Eiler Project include portions of Township (T) 33 North (N), Range (R) 3East (E), Sections 1 and 2; R 4 E, Sections 16-18; T 34 N, R 3 E, Sections 10, 11, 13-15, 22-24, 26, The Eiler Fire Salvage and Restoration Project is located approximately 5 miles southeast of Burney California, west of state highway 89, east of Burney Mountain, and south of Browns Butte
Hat Creek Public Safety and Forest Health Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Facility management
- Recreation management
Cancelled N/A N/A Greg Mayer
530-336-5521
gmayer@fs.fed.us
Description: The project would ensure public safety and improve forest health at recreational facilities and admin. sites on the Hat Creek RD by removing dead, and dying, and structurally damaged, bark beetle infested or diseased trees and thin overstocked trees.
Location: UNIT - Hat Creek Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Shasta. LEGAL - T34N, R4E, Sec. 15, 16,27; T33N, R5E, Sec. 8, 9, 16, 27, 28, 32, and 33; T32N, R5E, Sec. 5; T32N, R4E, Sec. 12, 13, 29; T31N, R3E, Sec. 1 Oof Mount Diablo Meridian Hat Creek Work Center, Old Station Visitor Center and Work Center, Honn, Rocky, Cave, Bridge, Hat Creek, and Big Pine campgrounds, Panoramic Point, Bridge and Old Station Day Use Areas, Subway Cave
Hat Creek Work Center Fire Hazard Reduction Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
Analysis Completed Expected: 10/2014
Actual: 10/08/2014
11/2014 Greg Mayer
530-336-5521
gmayer@fs.fed.us
Description: Removal of fire damaged trees at the Hat Creek Work Center.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45695
Location: UNIT - Hat Creek Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Shasta. LEGAL - T34N,R4E, Sec.15 Hat Creek Work Center
Lassen Day Fire Salvage
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2015
Expected: 04/2015 04/2015 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: 04/2015 04/2015 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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