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
- 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
Lucky George Project
EA
- Road management
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- 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
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

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- 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
Four Beetles North Forest Health Improvement
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register
03/2018
Expected: 09/2019 10/2019 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
EIS

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- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register
07/2017
Expected: 09/2018 10/2018 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 S1-7,12,15; T22N R9W S1; T23N R8W S1-10,21,22,26-29,31-36; T24N R8W S10,14-17,19-36; T24N R9W S25,35-36 Within the following areas: Tatham Ridge, Log Springs Ridge.
Lake Red Bluff Invasive Weed Research
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Research
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/21/2016
Expected: 03/2017 07/2017 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.
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.
Trail 17N84 Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
10/06/2016
Expected: 09/2017 06/2019 Jeanette Williams
530-934-1136
jeanettewilliams@fs.fed.us
Description: Restore approximately 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.
Location: UNIT - Grindstone Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Colusa. LEGAL - T17N, R7W, S9 17N84 and Mill Creek in Fouts Springs area
Trail 40 Reroute
CE
- Heritage resource management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/01/2016
Expected: 09/2017 06/2019 Jeanette Williams
530-934-1136
jeanettewilliams@fs.fed.us
Description: Reroute Trail 40 to prevent further damage to cultural and historical resources and maintain the functionality of the trail system.
Location: UNIT - Grindstone Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Colusa. LEGAL - T17N, R7W, S4 SW corner and S9 NW corner Trail 40 off of the M10 in Fouts Springs
Whiskey Fuel Treatment Project (Previously known as the Whiskey Restoration Project)
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/01/2015
Expected: 01/2017 03/2017 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
Black Butte River and Cold Creek Comprehensive River Management Plan
EA
- Watershed management
- Special area management
In Progress
Comment Period
09/28/2016
Expected: 07/2017 08/2017 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

   *UPDATED*
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- 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

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- 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
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