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 National Forest Over-Snow Vehicle(OSV) Use Designation
EIS
- Recreation management
- Road management
On Hold N/A N/A 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 In Progress
Scoping Start
08/30/2016
Expected: 02/2017 06/2017 Stacy Kronner
530-258-5163
srkronner@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
- Road management
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Research
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/05/2015
Est. Comment Period
02/2017
Expected: 09/2017 09/2017 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
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/17/2016
Est. Comment Period
01/2017
Expected: 07/2017 07/2017 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
Ridge Project
CE
- Watershed management
- Special area management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/20/2016
Expected: 02/2017 06/2017 Susan Wilcox
530-257-4188, ext. 886
swilcox@fs.fed.us
Description: Begin post-fire restoration in Inventoried Roadless Area, and primarily promote a diversity of habitats that have been lost. Activities include some re-establishment of native conifers, and protective fuel treatments (both hand and mechanical).
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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Forest products
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2017
Expected: 10/2017 06/2018 Laura Corral
530-258-5156
lcorral@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.
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.
Lassen National Forest, Eagle Lake Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Diamond Mountain Watershed Restoration and WUI Project
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2017
Expected: 02/2018 06/2018 Bobette Jones
530-257-4188
bobettejones@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.
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
North Eagle Lake, Champs Flat, and Lower Pine Creek Allotments Grazing Mgt. Project
EA
- Grazing management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2017
Expected: 10/2017 10/2017 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.
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
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2017
Expected: 05/2017 11/2019 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
Hat Creek Rim Hang Glider & Paraglider Project
CE
- Special area management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2016
Expected: 02/2017 03/2017 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
- Fuels management
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2017
Expected: 12/2017 05/2018 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.
Soldier Mountain Lookout Permit Issuance
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2017
Expected: 06/2017 06/2017 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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