Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

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- Mendocino National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- 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, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest) R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Fouts Springs Youth Facility Site Restoration Project
EA
- Land management planning
- Facility management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/14/2015
Est. Comment Period
07/2015
Expected: 08/2015 08/2015 Lori Cayo
530-532-7449
lcayo@fs.fed.us
Description: Removal of buildings and other infrastructure at the Fouts Springs facility and restore back to a natural setting.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45328
Location: UNIT - Mendocino National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Colusa. LEGAL - T18N R7W Sec. 5 Fouts Springs
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: 06/2015 09/2015 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
Baldo Private Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special area management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 09/2015 10/2015 Frank Aebly
707-275-1401
faebly@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a special use authorization for a non-system road to access property and install a gate
Location: UNIT - Covelo Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mendocino. LEGAL - Section 20, T22N, R10W Off Done Ridge Forest Road 22N29A
Clifton Ridge Burn
CE
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- 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
Etsel Water Tank Relocation
CE
- Facility management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/01/2014
Expected: 08/2015 08/2015 Frank Aebly
707-275-1401
faebly@fs.fed.us
Description: Relocate water tank - 50 feet to the west to improve flow
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45388
Location: UNIT - Covelo Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mendocino. LEGAL - Sec. 1 T23N R11W Williams-Thatcher watershed
Grizzly Flat Campground Improvement
CE
- Facility management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/01/2014
Expected: 08/2015 10/2015 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
Hammerhorn Lake Improvements
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2015
Expected: 08/2015 10/2015 Frank Aebly
707-275-1410
faebly@fs.fed.us
Description: Aquatic vegetation removal and accessible trail extension
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46114
Location: UNIT - Covelo Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mendocino. LEGAL - Sec 8 T24N, R10W Mendocino County Middle Fork Eel River
Lucky George Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
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)
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.
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
Alder Springs Valley View Conservation Camp Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/01/2014
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 Jeanette Williams
530-934-1136
jeanettewilliams@fs.fed.us
Description: Renewal of a 20 year special use permit for the purpose of operating and maintaining an adult conservation camp.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44776
Location: UNIT - Grindstone Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Glenn. LEGAL - T21N R8W Sec 23-26 Alder Springs Valley View Conservation Camp
Divide-Auger Timber Sale
EA
- Forest products
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
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
Lamb Special Use Permit (SUP) Water Transmission Right-of-Way
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2015
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 Jeanette Williams
530-934-1136
jeanettewilliams@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue a special use permit (SUP) authorizing private landowners to maintain a spring and pipeline that occurs on Forest Service land. The first permit issued was 5 for years and is now expired. The next permit will be for 20 years.
Location: UNIT - Grindstone Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tehama. LEGAL - T23N R9W Sec 16 Near the M4 road and Rock Springs
Salt Creek Conservation Camp Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/01/2014
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 Jeanette Williams
530-934-1136
jeanettewilliams@fs.fed.us
Description: Renew a 20 year special use permit for the purpose of operating and maintaining an adult conservation camp.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44771
Location: UNIT - Grindstone Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tehama. LEGAL - T23N R7W Sec 27, 34 Salt Creek Conservation Camp
Sheep Timber Sale
EA
- Fuels management
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- 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.
Trail 1 Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2015
Expected: 09/2015 10/2015 Jeanette Williams
530-934-1136
jeanettewilliams@fs.fed.us
Description: Restore approximately 1,000 feet of unsustainable trail by returning this site to natural conditions.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46722
Location: UNIT - Grindstone Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Colusa. LEGAL - T17N R7W Sec 36 Stonyford Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV)Area
Trail 27 Reroute
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2015
Expected: 09/2015 10/2015 Jeanette Williams
530-934-1136
jeanettewilliams@fs.fed.us
Description: Reroute approximately 0.2 miles of trail from private property onto Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land and maintenance of approximately 1.3 miles of trail on BLM land.
Location: UNIT - Grindstone Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Colusa. LEGAL - T17N R6W Sec 17 Stonyford Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Recreation Area
Whiskey Restoration
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 09/2015 09/2015 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.
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
Habitat Improvement - Meadow off Trail 17
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 Frank Aebly
707-275-1410
faebly@fs.fed.us
Description: Improve riparian area utilized by wildlife and cattle off motorized Trail 17 near Forest Road 17N43. Project would include fencing the spring source and developing the spring to flow into a trough away from the spring source.
Location: UNIT - Upper Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - Section 19, T17N, R10W Off OHV Trail 85417 which if off Forest Road 17N43
Habitat Improvement - Meadow off Trail 27
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 Frank Aebly
707-275-1401
faebly@fs.fed.us
Description: Improve riparian area utilized by wildlife and cattle off road motorized trail 27 near Forest Road 17N38. Project would include fencing the spring source and developing the spring to flow into a trough away from the spring source.
Location: UNIT - Upper Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - Section 4, T17N, R10W Off OHV trail 85427 which is off Forest Road 17N38
Lake Pillsbury Resort Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/28/2014
Expected: 06/2015 06/2015 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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
05/20/2014
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
11/2015
Expected: 02/2016 05/2016 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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
On Hold N/A N/A 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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
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
South Ridge Understory Burn
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: Understory burning if forest vegetation to reduce fuel hazard and risk of stand-replacing fire.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=28207
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
Westshore Waterline and Spring Development
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/31/2015
Expected: 10/2015 11/2015 Frank Aebly
707-275-1410
faebly@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-issue a special use authorization for approx. 950 ft. of 1 3/4" water transmission line (with a 25ft. buffer on either side of the line) from PG&E leased property to an un-named spring on FS property. Both spring and line under permit since 1986.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46084
Location: UNIT - Upper Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - Sec 10 T18N, R10W Pillsbury Basin
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