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, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- 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
AT&T California Master Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A David Betz
530-841-6131
dbetz@fs.fed.us
Description: AT&T requests to renew & consolidate all existing linear rights-of-way special use authorizations into 1 master permit for a 30-yr. term. Existing facilities are on the Monterey, Santa Lucia, Mt. Pinos & Ojai Districts. One line is in Black Mt. IRA.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38986
Location: UNIT - Los Padres National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern, Los Angeles, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura. LEGAL - Multiple locations in Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles & Kern Counties Telephone communication line - linear rights-of-way - across all districts except Santa Barbara Ranger District
Forest-Wide Noxious Weed Program
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2017
Expected: 12/2018 01/2019 Kyle Kinports
805-967-3481
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
04/2017
Expected: 08/2017 09/2017 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, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide) R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
OHV Route Level 1 and 2 Trail Maintenance Project
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2017
Actual: 04/25/2017
05/2017 Alicia Sanchez
805-925-9538 ext. 235
aliciasanchez@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed action is to complete level 1 and 2 trail maintenance on all LPNF OHV system trails on the Santa Lucia, Santa Barbara, Ojai, and Mt. Pinos Ranger Districts. The repair work will be completed with hand tools and mechanized equipment.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50750
Location: UNIT - Santa Lucia Ranger District, Santa Barbara Ranger District, Ojai Ranger District, Mt. Pinos Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern, Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura. LEGAL - Not Applicable All LPNF OHV system trails on the Santa Lucia, Santa Barbara, Ojai, and Mt. Pinos Ranger Districts will be analyzed. This area extends north from the Pozo area down south to Ojai east to Frazier Park.
PGE Master Distribution Easement
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Vicki Collins
805-961-5718
vcollins@fs.fed.us
Description: Pacific Gas & Electric application to consolidate and renew 8 existing authorizations for existing distribution facilities for a 50-yr term. All lines are 12 kv and have a total length of 8.2 miles occupying 35 acres. In or adjacent to Tequepas IRA.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=15784
Location: UNIT - Santa Lucia Ranger District, Santa Barbara Ranger District, Mt. Pinos Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara. LEGAL - Multiple locations in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties Tepusquet Pk, Cuyama Valley, Santa Barbara Cyn, Tequepis Cynn, Santa Ynez Pk, Raterlee-Cerro Alto, W Cuesta Pk, Rincanada Mine
PGE Master Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Vicki Collins
805-961-5718
vcollins@fs.fed.us
Description: PGE application to renew & consolidate 8 existing use authorizations for existing distribution facilities that generally serve a single facility into a single master permit for a 30-yr term. In or adjacent to Black Mtn., Garcia Mtn, & Fox Mtn. IRA's.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=15791
Location: UNIT - Monterey Ranger District, Santa Lucia Ranger District, Santa Barbara Ranger District, Mt. Pinos Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara. LEGAL - Multiple locations in Monterey, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties West Camino Cielo, Figueroa Mtn, Olive Cyn, Plowshare Pk, Salmon Cr, Lakes of Monterey Co, Vaqueros Pk, E&W Cuesta, Black Mtn, Lopez, Avenales, LaPanza
Zaca and Piru Fire Burn Area Level 3 Trail Maintenance
EA
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Kyle Kinports
805-961-5710
kkinports@fs.fed.us
Description: Trails within the burned areas have been damaged by erosion resultant from the removal of native vegetation by the fires. The purpose of this project is to repair heavily damaged trail sections through reconstruction and rerouting.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43375
Location: UNIT - Santa Lucia Ranger District, Ojai Ranger District, Mt. Pinos Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Santa Barbara, Ventura. LEGAL - Not Applicable Zaca Fire and Piru Fire burn areas
Los Padres National Forest, Monterey Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Mt. Manual 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 Mt. Manuel.
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
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
01/27/2017
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
08/2017
Expected: 12/2017 12/2017 Jeff Kwasny
831-667-1126
jkwasny@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 within 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
DWR Gauge and Road Maintenance
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Veronica Garza
805-967-3481
vgarza@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuance of a Special Use Permit to the Department of Water Resources for use of a water flow gauge on Piru Creek and the maintenance of the Hardluck Road.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=27975
Location: UNIT - Mt. Pinos Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles, Ventura. LEGAL - Black Mountain Quad T 7N, R 19W, sections 13, 24 SBBM Hardluck road and Piru Creek, east of Hardluck Campground
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
05/2017
Expected: 12/2017 01/2018 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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/23/2014
Est. Comment Period
04/2017
Expected: 09/2017 09/2017 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
04/2017
Expected: 07/2017 08/2017 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
- Special use management
- Minerals and Geology
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

   *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Research
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2017
Expected: 05/2018 05/2018 Kyle Kinports
805-967-3481
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
Calvin Smith Road access aka Knapp's Castle Road
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2017
Actual: 05/04/2017
05/2017 Veronica Garza
805-967-3481
vgarza@fs.fed.us
Description: The Santa Barbara Ranger District proposes to reissue a private road permit for an existing dirt access road to private property. Road is accessed from East Camino Cielo across NFS land to a private land inholding. L=2495', W=20', Ac =1.15
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51117
Location: UNIT - Santa Barbara Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Ventura. LEGAL - T.5 N., R.28 W., SEC.15 Road access is located approx. 2 miles off of Hwy 154 on the north side of E. Camino Cielo Rd.
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
08/2017
Expected: 06/2018 07/2018 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.
Los Padres National Forest, Santa Lucia Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
El Dorado Broadcasters, LLC Tower Replacement and Building Upgrade - Cuesta Peak Communications Site
CE
- Facility management
- Special use management
On Hold N/A N/A David Betz
530-841-6131
dbetz@fs.fed.us
Description: El Dorado Broadcasters, LLC has requested authorization to replace a 55 ft. wooden pole with a 200 ft. self-supporting transmitter tower and upgrade the existing 18x18 ft. concrete block building located at Cuesta Peak Communications Site.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36869
Location: UNIT - Santa Lucia Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Luis Obispo. LEGAL - Section 35, T29S, R12E, MDBM Cuesta Communication Site
La Brea Restoration
EA
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/22/2017
Est. Comment Period
07/2017
Expected: 01/2018 03/2018 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.
PG&E Diablo-Midway No.3 500kV Transmission Line Maintenance Grading for Span 36/148 to 37/149
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/13/2017
Expected: 06/2017 08/2017 Melody Fountain
805-925-9538 ext 214
mfountain@fs.fed.us
Description: PG&E proposes to remove soil material, over a 6,312 square foot area by grading down 1 to 3 feet under the transmission line. Excavated material will be spread on site within the right-of-way.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50701
Location: UNIT - Santa Lucia Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Luis Obispo. LEGAL - T.32S,R.16E,sec 1, MDM Approximately 21 miles East of Arroyo Grande on Huasna Rd. Near Agua Escondido Camp
PGE Master Transmission Easement
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Vicki Collins
805-961-5718
vcollins@fs.fed.us
Description: Pacific Gas & Electric application to consolidate and renew 8 existing authorizations for existing transmission facilities for a 50-yr term. Relisted as CE because preliminary results of resource surveys show no significant effects.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=15774
Location: UNIT - Santa Lucia Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara. LEGAL - T28S-32S, R11-13E, R15-18E, MDM and T12N, R31W, SBM Diablo, Gates, Midway,Temblor, San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria, Atascadero, Cayucos, Morro Bay
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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