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, 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
Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument
EA
- Special area management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2017
Expected: 07/2018 02/2019 Lauren Johnson
530-934-1165
laurenjohnson@fs.fed.us
Description: Management plan development for a designated area
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50720
Location: UNIT - Mendocino National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Colusa, Glenn, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Solano, Yolo. LEGAL - Not Applicable parts of 7 counties
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
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
Leech Lake Road Decommissioning
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Regulations, Directives, Orders
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2018
Expected: 01/2018 04/2018 Robert Weaver
707-275-1412
robertweaver@fs.fed.us
Description: The Upper Lake Ranger district, Mendocino NF is proposing to decommission approx. 9.5 miles of existing system (24N67) and non-system roads to meet the intent of wilderness legislation and policy and to improve watershed health.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52861
Location: UNIT - Covelo Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mendocino. LEGAL - T24N, R11W Approx. 8 miles northeast of Covelo and approx. 7 miles north of the Eel River Work Station. The project is located within the southwestern portion of the Yolla Bolly Middle Eel Wilderness.
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
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
East Sand Slough Invasives Management Phase II Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Research
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/01/2016
Expected: 07/2017 08/2017 Jeanette Williams
530-934-1136
jeanettewilliams@fs.fed.us
Description: Research project comparing methods of invasive weed control.
Location: UNIT - Grindstone Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tehama. LEGAL - T27N, R3W, Section 20 and 28 Located at the Lake Red Bluff Recreation area and the slough North of Antelope Blvd.
Four Beetles North Forest Health Improvement
EIS
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
On Hold N/A N/A Jeanette Williams
530-934-1148
jeanettewilliams@fs.fed.us
Description: The project is being proposed as a management response to forest health decline, in compliance with the 2014 Farm Bill. Forested areas within two watersheds are most impacted by tree mortality from insects and disease, and mortality is spreading.
Location: UNIT - Grindstone Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Glenn, Tehama. LEGAL - T22N R8W S8,9,15-21,29,30,31; T22N R9W S1,2,11-15,22-27; T23N R8W S3,6-10,15-21,28-30; T23N R9W S1,2,11-14,23,24,35,36 Within the following areas: Kenny Ridge, Plaskett Meadows, Log Springs Ridge
Four Beetles South Forest Health Improvement
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/25/2017
Est. Scoping Start
09/2017
Expected: 12/2017 09/2018 Andrew Mishler
530-968-1809
amishler@fs.fed.us
Description: Forest restoration treatment that reduces the risk/extent of insect/disease infestations, increase the resistance and resilience of stands to current and future infestations/epidemics, and promote timber production and improve wildlife habitat.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49821
Location: UNIT - Grindstone Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Glenn, Tehama. LEGAL - Mount Diablo Base and Meridian, Township 23N, Range 8W, Sections 26, 27, 28, 29, 32, 33, 34, and 35. The project area is located approximately 30 miles west of Orland, California.
Sheep Timber Sale
EA
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
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.
Smokey Vegetation Treatments (Supplemental EA)
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/21/2017
Est. Comment Period
09/2017
Expected: 12/2017 07/2018 Andrew Mishler
530-968-1809
amishler@fs.fed.us
Description: Commercial thinning and fuel treatments in forest vegetation; fuel treatments in hardwood and chaparral vegetation. Treatment areas strategically placed to reduce severity and spread of wildfire in southwest part of Late Successional Reserve RC309.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52538
Location: UNIT - Grindstone Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Glenn. LEGAL - T22N, R8W, Sections 6-8, 17-19; T22N, R9W, Sections l-5, 8-17, 21-27; and T22N, Rl0W, Sections 1-2, 12 (Glenn County); and T23N, R9W, Section 31, 32; T23N, RIOW, Sections 35-36 (Tehama County). Located in Glenn County, approximately 10 miles west of Elk Creek, California.
Sugarfoot Glade Campground Hazard Tree Salvage
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Forest products
Analysis Completed Expected: 10/2017
Actual: 11/03/2017
11/2017 Andrew Mishler
530-968-1809
amishler@fs.fed.us
Description: Recover the value of hazard trees that have been cut in the Sugarfoot Glade Campground by offering the trees to the public for purchase.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52572
Location: UNIT - Grindstone Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tehama. LEGAL - Ball Mountain Quadrangle, Mount Diablo Base Meridian, T23N R8W S5 The project area is located in Tehama County approximately 32 miles northwest of Orland, California.
Trail 17N84 Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Analysis Completed Expected: 08/2017
Actual: 09/28/2017
06/2019 Linda Serret
530-934-1148
lindaserret@fs.fed.us
Description: Restore approximately 1000-1500 feet of unsustainable trail that over time and use now have eroded soils, resulting in cascading runoff from upslope delivering sediment into Mill Creek.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50829
Location: UNIT - Grindstone Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Colusa. LEGAL - T17N, R7W, S9 17N84 and Mill Creek in Fouts Springs area
Mendocino National Forest, Upper Lake Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Black Butte River and Cold Creek Comprehensive River Management Plan
EA
- Watershed management
- Special area management
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/28/2016
Est. Comment Period
09/2017
Expected: 08/2018 09/2018 Frank Aebly
707-275-1410
faebly@fs.fed.us
Description: A comprehensive river management plan (CRMP) is required by the Wild and Scenic River Act of 1968 for each segment to provide for the protection of the river values. The CRMP will focus on protecting the river's free-flowing condition & water quality
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50351
Location: UNIT - Upper Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mendocino. LEGAL - Not Applicable 16 miles of Black Butte River, from Mendocino Co line to Jumpoff Creek as wild; 3.5 miles of Black Butte River from Jumpoff Creek to Middle Eel River as scenic; 1.5 miles of Cold Creek as wild.
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
Little Round Mountain Special Use Permit - Weaver Property
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2017
Expected: 01/2017 02/2017 April Hargis
707 275 1416
ahargis@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a special use permit in order for private land owner to access private property. This private land owner will utilize a non-system road from the junction of FS 19N55 to private property. All applicable BMPs and road specs. will be utilized.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50537
Location: UNIT - Upper Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mendocino. LEGAL - T19N R9W Sections 15 & 16 This project is located in Lake County between the M1 and M6 roads. It lies just south of Little Round Mountain. This private land parcel is completely surrounded by National Forest Lands.
Pine Mountain LSR Habitat Protection and Enhancement
EIS
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
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
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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