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
- Facility management
- Land management planning
Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
01/2015
Expected: 06/2015 06/2015 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 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.
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
- 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.
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: 02/2015 04/2015 Frank Aebly
707-275-1410
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
- Recreation management
- Facility management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2015
Expected: 05/2015 07/2015 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
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2015
Expected: 06/2015 06/2015 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
- Road management
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than 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
McIssac Road Use Permit
CE
- Road management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2015
Expected: 06/2015 06/2015 Frank Aebly
707-275-1410
faebly@fs.fed.us
Description: Permit to conduct maintenance on Forest Service road.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46115
Location: UNIT - Covelo Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mendocino. LEGAL - Sec 3, 10, 11, 14, 15 T22N, R10W Black Butte River
Sierra Institute Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2015
Expected: 04/2015 05/2015 Frank Aebly
707-275-1410
faebly@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a 10-year SUP to authorize an outfitter/guide to the Institute/U.C. Davis to run 2 academic field programs on the Mendocino National Forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46083
Location: UNIT - Covelo Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mendocino. LEGAL - Sec(s) 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 34 T25N, R11W Yolla Bolla Wilderness
Twin Rocks Ridge Fuelbreak
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
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: 02/2015 02/2015 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 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.
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
Hughes Family Road Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/01/2014
Expected: 01/2015 01/2015 Jeanette Williams
530-934-1136
jeanettewilliams@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a road use permit for ingress/egress to private property for non commercial purposes on road 23N95.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45527
Location: UNIT - Grindstone Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tehama. LEGAL - Sec 34, 35 T23N R7W MDBM. Forest road 23N95 from junction with CR55 (M4) to private property boundary, approximately 0.22 miles. Forest road 23N95 from junction with County Road 55 (M4) to private property boundary, approximately 0.22miles.
Patton Mill Fuel Break
CE
- Fuels management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/01/2014
Expected: 02/2015 03/2015 Jeanette Williams
530-934-1136
jeanettewilliams@fs.fed.us
Description: Establish a linear fuel beak approximately 5 miles long and brush approximately 1 mile of road to complement the current system of fuels treatments to improve the egress and ingress for fire service personnel and equipment in the event of a fire.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44859
Location: UNIT - Grindstone Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tehama. LEGAL - T23N R7W Sec 6; T24N R7W Sec 20,29,31-32 Approximately 5.5 miles west of Paskenta.
Salt Creek Conservation Camp Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/01/2014
Expected: 02/2015 02/2015 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
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
On Hold N/A N/A 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.
Walker Cabin Rx Fire Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
07/01/2014
Expected: 04/2015 05/2015 Jeanette Williams
530-934-1136
jeanettewilliams@fs.fed.us
Description: Prescribe burn approximately 115 acres utilizing hand ignition methods to maintain a fire regime similar to prior western settlement.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44779
Location: UNIT - Grindstone Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Glenn. LEGAL - T21N R8W Sec 6; T22N R8W Sec 31; T22N R9W Sec 36; T21N R9W Sec 1 Near Plaskett Meadows Campground
Mendocino National Forest, Upper Lake Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
M6 Maintenance and Stream Crossing Upgrades
CE
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/21/2014
Expected: 05/2015 07/2015 Sharen Parker
530-934-6500
sparker@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.
Pine Mountain LSR Habitat Protection and Enhancement
EIS
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
05/20/2014
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
11/2015
Expected: 11/2015 12/2015 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.
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
Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
12/2014
Expected: 10/2015 10/2015 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 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
Solar System at Soda Creek
CE
- Facility management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2015
Expected: 03/2015 03/2015 Frank Aebly
707-275-1410
faebly@fs.fed.us
Description: Install a solar array and battery storage for the Soda Creek Station
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46116
Location: UNIT - Upper Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - Sec 10 T18N, R10W Soda Creek Station
South Ridge Understory Burn
CE
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
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.
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 Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2015
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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