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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- Mendocino National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Mendocino National Forest , Covelo Ranger District
- Mendocino National Forest , Grindstone Ranger District
- Mendocino National Forest , Upper Lake Ranger District


Mendocino 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
AT&T Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2013
Expected: 06/2014 09/2014 Jeanette Williams
530-934-1141
jeanettewilliams@fs.fed.us
Description: Replace several permits with a single permit to cover occupancy, use, maintenance for ~15 miles of existing aerial and buried telecommunications lines.
Location: UNIT - Grindstone Ranger District, Upper Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Colusa, Glenn, Lake, Tehama. LEGAL - T18N R7, 10, 11W; T23N R7W Vicinities of Lake Pilsbury, Fouts Springs, and Salt Creek Saddle
Etsel and Dewell Garden Allotments
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/23/2010
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
05/2014
Expected: 10/2014 06/2015 Nancy Mulligan
530-934-1149
nmulligan@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-issue grazing permits for these allotments.
Location: UNIT - Upper Lake Ranger District, Covelo Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mendocino. LEGAL - Etsel: T23N R11W, T22N R10,11W, T21N R10,11W MDBM. Dewell: T24N R11W, T23N R11W MDBM. Etsel Allotment is in the Etsel Ridge area, on Covelo and Upper Lake Ranger Districts; Dewell Garden Allotment is on the east flanks of Leech Lake Mountain on Covelo Ranger District.
Mendocino National Forest , Covelo Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Clifton Ridge Burn
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
On Hold N/A N/A Frank Aebly
707-275-1410
faebly@fs.fed.us
Description: Burn about 3,000 acres of grass, brush, and oak wodlands to improve forage for deer, and reduce hazardous fuels and noxious weeds.
Location: UNIT - Covelo Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Glenn, Mendocino. LEGAL - Sec 10-15, 22-24, 26, 27 T22N R10W & Sec 17 T22N R9W MDBM Clifton Ridge / Atchison / McIsaac Ranch area, about 18 miles east-southeast of Covelo
Lucky George Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Road management
On Hold N/A N/A Frank Aebly
707-275-1410
faebly@fs.fed.us
Description: Commercial and precommercial thinning of forest vegetation, fuel hazard reduction, reforestation of non-wilderness portion of 2008 Yellow Fire.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32534
Location: UNIT - Covelo Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Trinity. LEGAL - Sec 13-16, 22-24, 26, 27, 35 T25N R11W, Sec 18, 19 T25N R10W MDBM George's Valley / Indian Dick area, about 19 miles northeast of Covelo
North Pass Fire Reforestation
CE
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/28/2013
Expected: 06/2014 04/2015 Frank Aebly
707-275-1410
faebly@fs.fed.us
Description: Reforest about 300 acres within the North Pass Fire that were deforested and require artificial regeneration to establish mixed conifer stands. Includes non-mechanical site preparation,planting native tree species, and follow-up release treatments.
Location: UNIT - Covelo Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mendocino. LEGAL - T23N R10,11W MDBM North Pass Fire area, east of Middle Fork Eel River.
Twin Rocks Ridge Fuelbreak
CE
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
On Hold N/A N/A Hinda Darner
707-275-1446
hindadarner@fs.fed.us
Description: Create a 300 ft wide by 4.5 mile long fuelbreak along Twin Rocks Ridge utilizing road 22N02. Would protect resources and infrastructure in the Twin Rocks Ridge area.
Location: UNIT - Covelo Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mendocino. LEGAL - Sec 4-6 T22N R10W & Sec 1 T22N R11W MDBM Twin Rocks Ridge, about 14 miles east of Covelo
Mendocino National Forest , Grindstone Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Auk Auk / Black Diamond Trail Reroute
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2013
Expected: 04/2014 06/2014 Jeanette Williams
530-934-1136
jeanettewilliams@fs.fed.us
Description: Reroute approximately 0.25 mile of trail 44 to avoid private property.
Location: UNIT - Grindstone Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Colusa. LEGAL - Sec 26, 35 T18N R7W MDBM North of Mine Camp vicinity
Divide-Auger Timber Sale
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
12/17/2008
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
04/2014
Expected: 06/2014 08/2014 Vickie Stoll
530-934-1148
vstoll@fs.fed.us
Description: Timber harvest, fuel treatments, forest disease treatments, reforestation to produce current saw timber and ensure long-term productivity of lands allocated to timber production; road maintenance for harvest-related traffic and erosion prevention.
Location: UNIT - Grindstone Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tehama. LEGAL - Sec21, 22, 27, 28 T24N R9W; Sec 28-30, 32 T25N R9W MDBM Croney Ridge and Forks Ridge in the upper and middle Thomes Creek watershed
OHV Trail 32 Reroute
CE
- Recreation management In Progress

03/10/2014
Expected: 04/2014 01/2016 Jeanette Williams
530-934-1136
jeanettewilliams@fs.fed.us
Description: Reroute about 1.25 miles of trail to avoid crossing private land.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42449
Location: UNIT - Grindstone Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Colusa. LEGAL - Sec 19 T17N R7W MDBM Letts Ridge area, about 8.5 miles SW of Stonyford.
Sheep Timber Sale
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Road management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/22/2010
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
07/2014
Expected: 10/2014 02/2015 Vickie Stoll
530-934-1148
vstoll@fs.fed.us
Description: Commercial and precommercial thinning of forest vegetation to capture timber volume and restore stand characteristics similar to reference conditions; fuel hazard reduction using prescribed fire and mechanical treatments.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32339
Location: UNIT - Grindstone Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Glenn, Lake. LEGAL - Sec 12-15, 20-24 T20N R9W; Sec 7, 18, 19 T20N R8W MDBM Sheep Ridge & vicinity in upper Black Butte River watershed, about 15 mile west of community of Elk Creek.
Sugar Springs Fuel Reduction
CE
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/06/2012
Expected: 05/2014 08/2014 Andrew Mishler
530-968-1809
amishler@fs.fed.us
Description: Reduce hazard fuels on ~185 acres of plantations and natural forest stands surrounding Sugar Springs dispersed campsite. Use mechanical and hand treatments to cut and pile understory vegetation; burn piles during low hazard weather conditions.
Location: UNIT - Grindstone Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tehama. LEGAL - Sec 7, 8, 17, 18 T23N R9W; Sec 12, 13 T23N R10W MDBM Sugar Springs Camp vicinity, upper Log Springs Ridge. Located in Sacramento River Basin.
Mendocino National Forest , Upper Lake Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Cowbell Enduro Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 08/2014 10/2014 Frank Aebly
707-275-1410
faebly@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-issue existing permit upon expiration, for new 5 year term.
Location: UNIT - Upper Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - Not Applicable Existing trails within the Upper Lake OHV trail system.
M6 Maintenance and Stream Crossing Upgrades
CE
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 08/2014 07/2015 Frank Aebly
707-275-1410
faebly@fs.fed.us
Description: Repair/replace failing culverts at two stream crossings. Replace culverts @ Eel River with a bridge or bottomless arch,and bottomless arch @ Trout Creek. Maintains road access and improves fish passage.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43021
Location: UNIT - Upper Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - Sec 27, 34 T20N R9W MDBM Forest Road M6 at the crossings of Eel River and Trout Creek.
Middle Creek Scotch Broom Eradication
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
10/01/2012
Expected: 04/2014 04/2014 Frank Aebly
707-275-1410
faebly@fs.fed.us
Description: Pull small plants by hand and weed wrench; cut larger plants to ground level with chainsaw and cover with plastic to kill resprouts by solarization.
Location: UNIT - Upper Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - Sec 11 T16N R10W MDBM East of Middle Creek Campground
Pine Mountain LSR Habitat Protection and Enhancement
EIS
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
04/03/2006
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
04/2014
Expected: 03/2015 06/2015 Gary Urdahl
707-275-1417
gurdahl@fs.fed.us
Description: Thinninig and fuels treatments to protect the Late Successional Reserve from wildfires and to enhance the development/maintenance of late successional habitat (The project was formerly titled Pine Mountain LSR Fuels Reduction).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=13615
Location: UNIT - Upper Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - T17&18N R10W MDBM Pine Mountain area, southwest of Lake Pillsbury.
Re-issue Phillips Water Transmission Permit
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Frank Aebly
707-275-1410
faebly@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-issue expired special use permit.
Location: UNIT - Upper Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - Sec 32 T15N R8W MDBM About 1.5 miles NE of Lucern, CA
Rice Fork Tamarisk Eradication
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2014
Expected: 10/2014 10/2014 Frank Aebly
707-275-1410
faebly@fs.fed.us
Description: Exterminate tamarisk infestation using chain saws to cut Tamarisk and expose the stumps for treatment with Garlon 4 with direct application. Follow-up monitoring and treatments will be required for 3-5 years.
Location: UNIT - Upper Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - Sec 25 T18N R10W MDBM Along terraces of Rice Creek, about 2,000 feet upstream from Swallow Rock.
Round Burn Thinning
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
On Hold N/A N/A Lee Johnson
707 275 1401
ljohnson03@fs.fed.us
Description: Thinning in 35 year old plantations established after the Round Fire of 1966. Purpose is to control tree density, improve forest health and reduce fuel loading and the risk of large wildfires.
Location: UNIT - Upper Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - T17N R11W MDBM Northwest of Howard Mill Station
South Ridge Understory Burn
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
On Hold N/A N/A April Hargis
707-275-1416
ahargis@fs.fed.us
Description: Understory burning if forest vegetation to reduce fuel hazard and risk of stand-replacing fire.
Location: UNIT - Upper Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - Sec 8-10, 15-17 T18N R10W MDBM South Ridge area, about 2 miles west of Lake Pillsbury
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