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 Nationwide
- 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


Projects Occurring Nationwide
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Arizona National Scenic Trail Comprehensive Plan
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Land ownership management
- Facility management
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Land management planning
- Watershed management
- Land acquisition
- Grazing management
- Special area management
- Fuels management
- Special use management
- Road management
- Minerals and Geology
- Regulations, Directives, Orders
- Heritage resource management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2016
Expected: 06/2018 07/2018 Julie Molzahn
406-826-4352
jmolzahn@fs.fed.us
Description: The Comprehensive Plan will develop administrative and management goals, objectives and practices for the Arizona National Scenic Trail and management corridor.
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Arizona National Scenic Trail goes from the Coronado NM to the Utah Border at Vermillion Cliffs- 800 miles south to north across the State of Arizona.
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: 08/2016 10/2016 Michelle Zuro-Kreimer
707-275-1409
mzurokreimer@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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40392
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 On Hold N/A N/A Sharen Parker
530-534-6500
sparker@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-issue grazing permits for these allotments.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33822
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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=28215
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
Grizzly Flat Campground Improvement
CE
- Facility management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/01/2014
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 Frank Aebly
707-275-1410
faebly@fs.fed.us
Description: Install 2 fire rings and several picnic tables
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45390
Location: UNIT - Covelo Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mendocino. LEGAL - Sec 5 T21N R10W Grizzly Flat Campground
Lucky George Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Road management
- Fuels 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
Twin Rocks Ridge Fuelbreak
CE
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Cancelled 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=28214
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
Divide-Auger Timber Sale
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
On Hold N/A N/A Linda Angerer
530-934-1146
langerer@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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=17012
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
Sheep Timber Sale
EA
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
On Hold N/A N/A Andrew Mishler
530-968-1809
amishler@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.
Upper Little Stony Creek Inholders Fuel Treatment Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/01/2015
Expected: 04/2016 05/2016 Rick Mowery
530-934-1175
rmowery@fs.fed.us
Description: Treatment of fuels on private land under Steven's Authority. Treatments include 86 acres of thinning for forest health, 56 acres of thinning for fuel reduction and 32 acres of a fuel break. California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)is completed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47867
Location: UNIT - Grindstone Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Colusa. LEGAL - T16N R7W Sections 4-6,8-9,16-17 and 21 The project is located between Sullivan Ridge, Goat Mountain and Pacific Ridge.
Whiskey Fuel Treatment Project (Previously knows as the Whiskey Restoration Project)
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/01/2015
Expected: 04/2016 05/2016 Zachary Rich
530-934-1259
zrich@fs.fed.us
Description: Establish fuel treatments on approx. 360 acres, to provide habitat, community and infrastructure protection, and enhance firefighting efforts. Treatments include: chipping, mastication, hand thinning/piling/burning, machine piling and underburning.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47301
Location: UNIT - Grindstone Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tehama. LEGAL - T23N R7W Sec 27, 29-31 and T23N R8W Sec 24-25 Whiskey Fire Footprint
Mendocino National Forest, Upper Lake Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Lake Pillsbury Resort Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Frank Aebly
707-275-1401
faebly@fs.fed.us
Description: Renewing special use authorization for Lake Pillsbury Resort
Location: UNIT - Upper Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - Section 10, T18N, R10W West shore of Lake Pillsbury on the Upper Lake RD
Pine Mountain LSR Habitat Protection and Enhancement
EIS
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
05/20/2014
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
02/2017
Expected: 08/2017 09/2017 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36347
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
Analysis Completed Expected: 06/2016
Actual: 03/21/2016
06/2016 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42479
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
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
On Hold N/A N/A Frank Aebly
707-275-1401
faebly@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
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This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.