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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- Los Padres National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Los Padres National Forest, Monterey Ranger District
- Los Padres National Forest, Mt. Pinos Ranger District
- Los Padres National Forest, Ojai Ranger District
- Los Padres National Forest, Santa Barbara Ranger District
- Los Padres National Forest, Santa Lucia Ranger District


Los Padres 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
Forest-Wide Noxious Weed Program
EA
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/30/2017
Est. Comment Period
04/2018
Expected: 12/2018 01/2019 Kyle Kinports
805-961-5710
kkinports@fs.fed.us
Description: Control targeted invasive and non-native plant species throughout the Los Padres National Forest using an integrated treatment approach.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51845
Location: UNIT - Los Padres National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern, Los Angeles, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura. LEGAL - Not Applicable All National Forest System lands part of and administered by the Los Padres National Forest.
Special use authorization issuance for existing communications uses
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
09/2017
Expected: 12/2017 01/2018 Vicki Collins
805-961-5718
vcollins@fs.fed.us
Description: Multiple authorizations for existing communication facilities that support AM/FM radio, television, cellular service, and other uses will expire soon. The proposal is to re-issue authorizations for these existing uses for new terms as they expire.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50562
Location: UNIT - Los Padres National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura. LEGAL - Not Applicable Designated communications sites and single use communications sites on all units of Los Padres National Forest
Los Padres National Forest, Monterey Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Mt. Manuel Repeater
CE
- Facility management On Hold N/A N/A Peter Harris
831-601-1893
peterharris@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of this project is to provide more reliable and accessible Forest Service radio coverage within the Big Sur area by installing a radio repeater vault on Manuel Peak.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48274
Location: UNIT - Monterey Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Monterey. LEGAL - T19S R1E Sec 17 SW N 36 deg 16.178' x W 121 deg 46.060' elev 3328'
Strategic Community Fuelbreak Improvement Project
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
01/27/2017
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
12/2017
Expected: 04/2018 04/2018 Timothy Short
831-385-5434
tshort@fs.fed.us
Description: To re-establish and maintain 24.1 miles of historically used fuelbreaks, all of which originated as firelines within the wildland urban interface threat zones on NFS lands; approximately 7.5 miles in wilderness and 16.6 miles outside of wilderness.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40713
Location: UNIT - Monterey Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Monterey. LEGAL - Portions of T18S, R2E, 3E, 4E; T20S, R2E, 3E; Mount Diablo Meridian Monterey County, California, on the northern portion of the Monterey Ranger District of the Los Padres National Forest
Los Padres National Forest, Mt. Pinos Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
AT&T fiber optic line permit reissuance.
CE
- Special area management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/19/2016
Expected: 10/2017 11/2017 Veronica Garza
805-967-3481
vgarza@fs.fed.us
Description: AT&T requests the reissuance of 2 fiber optic line permits - MPD11001 and MPD429401. The entire length of the cable is approximately 15.23 miles of which 6.93 miles are on NF lands. All line exists within Kern Co Rd RoW on existing power poles.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Pinos Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - MPD429401 - Sec.19,29,32,33,35, T9N, R20W, and Sec.22,23,24, T9N, R21W, SBM MPD11001 - Sec. 14,15,23,24, T9N, R22W, SBM, FIBER OPTIC ROUTE FOLLOWS CUDDY VALLEY ROAD AND MIL POTRERO HWY Buried fiber optic cable located within existing AT&T R/W along Cuddy Valley Rd and Mil Potrero Hwy. Above ground cable collocated on existing SCE power poles.
Cuddy Valley Forest Health Project
CE
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2017
Expected: 04/2018 08/2018 Gregory Thompson
661-245-3731
gsthompson@fs.fed.us
Description: Healthy Forest Thinning Project within areas at risk or currently being impacted by insects.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Pinos Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - T9N, 20W, Sec. 30, 31, 32, MDBM. T9N, R21W, Sec. 23, 24, 25, 26, 35, 36 MDBM. Cuddy Valley, Mount Pinos Ranger District, Los Padres National Forest
Tecuya Ridge Healthy Forest Project
CE
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2017
Expected: 05/2018 09/2018 Gregory Thompson
661-245-3731
gsthompson@fs.fed.us
Description: Healthy Forest Thinning Project within areas at risk or currently being impacted by insects.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Pinos Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - T9N, R19W, Sec. 18,28,29,30,31,32,33 MDBM. T9N, R20W, Sec. 18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,27,28,29 MDBM. T9N, R21W, Sec. 13,14,15,23,24 MDBM. Kern County, Tecuy Ridge
Los Padres National Forest, Ojai Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Applications for Permit to Drill (APD's) in the Sespe Oil Field
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
05/08/2014
Est. Comment Period
11/2017
Expected: 06/2018 06/2018 Jonathan Schwartz
805-646-4348 Ext 311
jonathanschwartz@fs.fed.us
Description: Seneca Resources is requesting to drill 8 oil and gas wells at 4 existing well pads, installation of 7,960 feet of new pipeline, a 400 barrel emergency tank, a transfer pump, three pressure vessels, and 2 master headers in the Sespe Oil Field.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43309
Location: UNIT - Ojai Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Ventura. LEGAL - T5N, R19W, Section 29, SBBM The 4-proposed pads to be drilled are about 5 miles north of Fillmore in the Sespe oil field. All located in Sec.29, T.5N, R.19W, SBBM.
Blue Point Campground and Day Use Removal and Restoration Project
EA
- Facility management
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Comment Period
09/21/2017
Expected: 02/2018 10/2018 Diane Cross
805-646-4348 x320
dcross@fs.fed.us
Description: The Ojai Ranger District proposes to decommission the campground and infrastructure (parking, spurs, campsites, concrete ford, and rip-rap bank protection) utilizing heavy equipment to remove infrastructure and restore area to natural conditions.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45029
Location: UNIT - Ojai Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Ventura. LEGAL - SW1/4, Sec. 10, T5N R18W SBBM The Blue Point Campground and Day Use Area Removal and Restoration Project (Blue Point Project) is located 13 miles north of Piru, California and 2 miles north of Piru Reservoir in Ventura County, CA.
Level 1 & 2 Trail Maintenance on Ojai Ranger District
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2017
Expected: 02/2018 03/2018 Diane Cross
805-646-4348 x320
dcross@fs.fed.us
Description: The Ojai Ranger District proposes to perform Level 1 & 2 maintenance on all of existing trails within the existing trail corridors.
Location: UNIT - Ojai Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Ventura. LEGAL - Not Applicable All hiking trails located on the Ojai Ranger District, Los Padres National Forest.
Seneca Pipeline Special Use Permits Renewal
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management
On Hold N/A N/A Jonathan Schwartz
805-646-4348 Ext 311
jonathanschwartz@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuance of two new special use permits for a new term to replace two expired special use permits with only administrative changes. There are no changes to the authorized facilities or increase in the scope or intensity of activities.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42694
Location: UNIT - Ojai Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Ventura. LEGAL - Sections 29, 30, 31, 32 & 33, T.5 N., R. 19 W., SBM The project is located 5 miles north of Fillmore in the Sespe oil field.
Tamarisk Beetle Release Pilot Program
EA
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Research
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
On Hold N/A N/A Kyle Kinports
805-961-5710
kkinports@fs.fed.us
Description: In partnership with the NFWF and the UCSB RIVRLab, the proposal is to release the northern tamarisk beetle within a focused segment of the Sespe River to control an invasion of the noxious weed tamarisk, and complete post release monitoring.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51844
Location: UNIT - Ojai Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Ventura. LEGAL - Not Applicable Sespe River segment on National Forest System Lands within the 2003 Piru Fire burn scar.
Los Padres National Forest, Santa Barbara Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Winchester Canyon Gun Club
EIS
- Recreation management
- Special use management
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
04/27/2012
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
01/2018
Expected: 09/2018 10/2018 Jeff Bensen
805-961-5744
comments-pacificsouthwest-los-padres-santa-barbara@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to issue a permit for ongoing operation of exisitng target range. Previously an EA (project #2147) overturned on appeal. Project is in or adjacent to Tequepis IRA.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39054
Location: UNIT - Santa Barbara Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Santa Barbara. LEGAL - Sec 18 & 19 T5N, R28W; Sec 13 & 24 T5N, R 29W, SBM West of Hwy 154 on W. Camino Cielo, 5 mi. north of Goleta.
Winchester Canyon Gun Club Temporary Permit
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management
- Recreation management
Analysis Completed Expected: 10/2017
Actual: 10/06/2017
10/2017 Jeff Bensen
805-967-3481 ex 221
jbensen@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to issue a short-term (one year or less) special use permit for the interim operation of the target range, which has been operating under Forest Service special use authorization since 1969, until analysis of a long-term permit is complete.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52423
Location: UNIT - Santa Barbara Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Santa Barbara. LEGAL - T5N, R29W, Section 24 SBBM Along West Camino Cielo Road near Brush Peak.
Los Padres National Forest, Santa Lucia Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Davy Brown and Munch Creek Aquatic Organism Passage Project
CE
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
09/2017
Expected: 12/2017 07/2018 Kyle Kinports
805-967-3481
kkinports@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to remove one concrete low-water crossing on Munch Creek and complete channel restoration, and replace two low-water crossings on Davy Brown Creek with stream-spanning bridges to improve aquatic organism passage.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52434
Location: UNIT - Santa Lucia Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Santa Barbara. LEGAL - Not Applicable Sunset Valley Road between Davy Brown and Nira Campgrounds.
La Brea Restoration
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
- Road management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/22/2017
Est. Comment Period
02/2018
Expected: 09/2018 09/2018 Melody Fountain
805-925-9538 ext 214
mfountain@fs.fed.us
Description: Restore access opportunity, watershed stability and ecological protection to the N. Fork of La Brea Creek area following damage caused by the 2009 La Brea Fire & subsequent flooding events that resulted in extensive road damage and sediment loading.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50298
Location: UNIT - Santa Lucia Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Santa Barbara. LEGAL - T.10N.,R.31W.SBBM 26 miles east of Santa Maria, CA along N.Fork La Brea Creek.
Porter, Pine Canyon and South Fork La Brea Grazing Allotments
EA
- Grazing management On Hold N/A N/A Melody Fountain
805-925-9538 ext 214
mfountain@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to authorize continued grazing on the Porter, Pine Canyon and South Fork La Brea Allotments. This project is located within five IRA's; Horseshoe Spring, La Brea, Miranda Pine, Spoor Canyon, and Tepusquet Peak.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40807
Location: UNIT - Santa Lucia Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara. LEGAL - T32S, R17 &18E, MDM and T9,10,11&12N, R30,31 &32W SBM Los Padres National Forest, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties, California. Approximately 20 miles east of Santa Maria.
Union Pacific Railroad Communication Site Improvements - Tassajera Communications Site
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A David Betz
530-841-6131
dbetz@fs.fed.us
Description: Union Pacific Railroad proposes to remove existing 8'x20' building, replace with a 10'x18' building, fence area, pour four concrete pads: 12'x20', 2'x4', 4'x6', and 3'x8' for building & entrance, generator & propane tank at Tassajera Communications
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39722
Location: UNIT - Santa Lucia Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Luis Obispo. LEGAL - Section 20, T29S, R12E, Mt. Diablo Base & Meridian Tassajera Communications Site
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