Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

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- Projects Occurring Nationwide
- Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)
- Modoc National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Modoc National Forest, Big Valley Ranger District
- Modoc National Forest, Devils Garden Ranger District
- Modoc National Forest, Doublehead Ranger District
- Modoc National Forest, Warner Mountain Ranger District


Projects Occurring Nationwide
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Incorporating Greater Sage-grouse Conservation Measures into Land Management Plans (Wyoming)
EIS
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Cancelled N/A N/A Danielle Chi
801-625-5667
dkchi@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service will be a cooperating agency with the BLM (lead agency) in preparing programmatic EISs to incorporate greater sage-grouse conservation measures into land management plans, including the Thunder Basin NG plan, through plan amendment
Web Link: http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/more/sagegrouse/eastern.html
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. LEGAL - Not Applicable UNIT - Thunder Basin NG portion of the Medicine Bow-Routt NF; WY; multiple counties involved
Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Sierra Nevada Forest Plan Amendment (SNFPA)
EIS
- Land management planning On Hold N/A N/A Donald Yasuda
916-640-1168
dyasuda@fs.fed.us
Description: Prepare a narrowly focused analysis to comply with two orders issued by the Eastern District Court of California on November 4, 2009. Correct the 2004 SNFPA Final SEIS to address range of alternatives and analytical consistency issues.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/snfpa/2010seis
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District, Bridgeport Ranger District, Eldorado National Forest All Units, Inyo National Forest All Units, Lassen National Forest All Units, Modoc National Forest All Units, Plumas National Forest All Units, Sequoia National Forest All Units, Sierra National Forest All Units, Stanislaus National Forest All Units, Tahoe National Forest All Units, Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - California, Nevada. COUNTY - Douglas, Esmeralda, Mineral, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, El Dorado, Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Lassen, Madera, Mariposa, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Tulare, Tuolumne, Yuba. LEGAL - Along the Sierra Nevada Range, from the Oregon/California border south to Lake Isabella as well as lands in western Nevada. Sierra Nevada National Forests
Modoc 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
Lava Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/01/2011
Est. Comment Period
07/2014
Expected: 12/2014 06/2015 John Landoski
530-299-8425
jlandoski@fs.fed.us
Description: This project, last entered as the Lava Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project, is within an energy corridor WUI and spotted owl habitat. It is a fuels reduction project to protect the power lines and habitat for the owls from catastrophic wildland fires.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=31457
Location: UNIT - Big Valley Ranger District, Doublehead Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Modoc, Siskiyou. LEGAL - T41N, R4E, Secs. 1, 2; T42N, R4E, Secs. 1, 10 - 14, 22 - 28, 33 - 36; T42N, R5E, Secs. 19, 20, 30,31 Modoc National Forest, Big Valley & Doublehead Ranger Districts, Modoc and Siskiyou Counties.
Modoc National Forest, Big Valley Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Ash Valley Allotment Management Plan
EA
- Grazing management On Hold N/A N/A Barbara Raymond
530-299-3215
braymond@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed action is to issue two term grazing permits and implement an allotment management plan for one vacant cattle allotment.
Location: UNIT - Big Valley Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen, Modoc. LEGAL - Approximately 14,763 acres in portions of T38N, R10E; T38N, R11E; T39N, R10E; T39N, R11E Estimated air miles from Adin, California: 11 miles east
Modoc National Forest, Devils Garden Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Avanzino Range Allotment Management
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Grazing management
On Hold N/A N/A Jenny Jayo
530-233-8817
jjayo@fs.fed.us
Description: The project is to authorize continued grazing on the Avanzino allotment. Improve management by constructing eleven miles of fence to meet our objectives.
Location: UNIT - Devils Garden Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Modoc. LEGAL - T. 45 R10 E. sec 3-4, 8-11, 16-17, 21-22 46N. R 11E sec. 25-26, 34-36. The Avanzino allotment is on the Devil's Garden Ranger District.
BIA Road Improvement Lauer Reservoir Access
EA
- Facility management
- Road management
- Grazing management
On Hold N/A N/A Jayne Biggerstaff
(530)233-8740
jbiggerstaff@fs.fed.us
Description: Bureau of Indian Affairs has proposed road construction and/or improvement to access the Lauer Reservoir dam for repair and maintenance.
Location: UNIT - Devils Garden Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Modoc. LEGAL - Township 44 North, Range 13 East, section 9 (dam location). Modoc County, southwest of Goose Lake
Barry Point South 2015 Reforestation
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
02/24/2014
Expected: 01/2015 02/2015 Cathy Carlock
(530)279-8331
ccarlock@fs.fed.us
Description: The project aims to accelerate the restoration of forested lands that experienced high mortality rates due to the effects of the 2012 Barry Point fire.Hand planting ponderosa pine seedlings across ~1900 acres and protect seedlings from animal damage.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43629
Location: UNIT - Devils Garden Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Modoc. LEGAL - Not Applicable T47NR11E, T47NR12E
Big Sage Allotment Range Improvements
EA
- Grazing management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2014
Actual: 07/09/2014
09/2014 Timothy Davis
(360) 956-2375
tedavis@fs.fed.us
Description: Construction of 6 miles of fence, construction of one stock tank and development of one spring development.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43124
Location: UNIT - Devils Garden Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Modoc. LEGAL - T. 43N. R 10-12 E., T. 44N. R. 11E. The project is located north of Alturas and West of Big Sage Reservoir.
Timbered Mountain Wildlife Habitat Restoration Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2015
Expected: 04/2016 05/2016 Roy Cuzick
530-233-8803
rdcuzick@fs.fed.us
Description: Sage Steppe restoration project to remove non-old growth western juniper. Thinning of natural stands of ponderosa pine to remove juniper plus understory pine.
Location: UNIT - Devils Garden Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Modoc. LEGAL - Sec 12,13,14,23,24,25,26,35,36 T45NR10E, Sec 4,7,8,9,10,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,30,31,32 T45NR11E, Sec 6 T44NR11E On and around Timbered Mountain, Devil's Garden RD, Modoc NF, Modoc County, CA
Wetland Weed Treatment
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 04/2014 05/2014 Mary Flores
530-279-6116
mflores@fs.fed.us
Description: Treating noxious weeds on duck nesting island to promote desired.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44229
Location: UNIT - Devils Garden Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Modoc. LEGAL - Not Applicable Treating previously constructed waterfowl nesting islands across the Devil's Garden Ranger District.
Modoc National Forest, Doublehead Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
CLP III
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/26/2014
Expected: 07/2014 08/2014 Jason Brewer
530-667-8613
jasonbrewer@fs.fed.us
Description: Maintain and restore suitable habitat for sage-grouse by controlling western juniper expansion and infill into the sage steppe community around Clear Lake and the surrounding vicinity. Expands the benefits of other similar treatments in the area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44031
Location: UNIT - Doublehead Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Modoc. LEGAL - Not Applicable Lands managed by the Modoc National Forest in the vicinity of the Clear Lake National Widllife Refuge.
Carr-Tucker Water Development Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Grazing management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Comment Period
02/27/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Chinling Chen
530-233-8806
cchen@fs.fed.us
Description: Three wells, along with storage tanks, troughs, and pipeline, would be installed to provide permanent water sources within the Carr and Tucker Allotments.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33698
Location: UNIT - Doublehead Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Modoc. LEGAL - Tucker Well: T45N R6E Sections 1,2 & 12; T46N R6E Sections 26,35, & 36; Harvey Jones Well: T45N R6E Sections 1,2 & 12; T46N R6E Sections 26,35, & 36; and Red Lake Well: T45N R7E Section 12 &13 Project is located southeast of Tulelake; Tucker Well is north and Harvey Jones Well is just east of Harvey Jones Butte and Red Lake Well is just east of Doublehead Mtn.
Glass Mtn., Mud Lake, and Timber Mtn. Grazing Allotment EA
EA
- Grazing management On Hold N/A N/A Chinling Chen
530-233-8806
cchen@fs.fed.us
Description: Analyze vegetation on three vacant sheep allotments for possiblity of bring sheep grazing back, in a sustained manner. Bring them into compliance with Rescissions Act of 1995.
Location: UNIT - Doublehead Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Modoc. LEGAL - Timber Mtn.: T44N, R6E., sec 7,17-36; T44N, R7E, sec 30&31; T43N, R6E, sec 1-5,8-12; T43N, R7E, sec 5-9,16&17. Glass Mtn.: T44N, R5E, sec 13-16,21-28,33-36; T44N, R6E, sec 18&19,30&31; T43N, R5E, Glass Mtn., Mud Lake, and Timber Mtn. are located on the Doublehead Ranger District, Modoc National Forest.
Highlands Roadside Safety Improvement Project
CE
- Road management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/27/2008
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Dave LeBlanc
530-667-8631
dleblanc@fs.fed.us
Description: Protect public safety along major travel routes by felling trees likely to fall or break partially/entirely within roadway. Remove vegetation to increase sight distance around some road corners through a variety of methods.
Location: UNIT - Doublehead Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Modoc, Siskiyou. LEGAL - T42N.R3E, Sec 1-3,11,12; T42N.R4E, Sec 1,3,5,6,10-14,23; T43N.R3E Eastern 1/3; T43N.R4E Sec 7-10, 12-36; T43N.R5E Sec 5,6,30,31; T44N.R5E Sec 28,29,32 Roads: 42N24, 42N25, 42N28, 42N44, 42N44A. 42N52, 42N56, 43A17A, 43A51A, 43N12, 43N14, 43N17, 43N21, 43N33, 43N33A, 43N33B; 43N42, 43N51, 43N53, 43N53Y, 43N54, 43N55, 43N99, 44N17, 44N75
Lost River Gap Fences
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/24/2012
Est. Comment Period
09/2014
Expected: 02/2015 03/2015 Garrett Noles
530-667-8630
garrettrnoles@fs.fed.us
Description: This project consists of constructing a fence or fences along the rock rim on the south side of Lost River to reduce grazing pressure from livestock within the riparian corridor.
Location: UNIT - Doublehead Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Modoc. LEGAL - T48N R7E Sections 35 & 36; T48N R8E Sections 31 & 32 Along south side of the Lost River Corridor staring just north of Plum Springs and ending approximately 1 1/4 miles north of the Clear Lake Dam.
Medicine Lake Caldera Vegetation Treatment Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2014
Expected: 05/2015 06/2015 William Moore
530-233-8736
wmoore02@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed vegetation treatments would remove Mountain Pine Beetle infested lodgepole pine, thin stands to meet forest health objectives, and provide for a post-treatment stand condition that would improve the ability to control wildfire.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41284
Location: UNIT - Doublehead Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Siskiyou. LEGAL - T.43N, R.3E, Sections 1 -5, 8-17, 23 and 24; T.43N, R.4E, Sections 3-9, and 17-19; T.44N, R.3E, Sections 26, 25, 25, and 36; and T.44N, R.4E, Sections 30-32. Medicine Lake Caldera
Medicine Lake Interpretive Signing
CE
- Recreation management
- Special area management
On Hold N/A N/A Nancy Nordensten
530-667-8641
njnordensten@fs.fed.us
Description: Interpretive signs installed at various locations throughout the Medicine Lake Highlands explaining the origin and uniqueness of the surrounding area.
Location: UNIT - Doublehead Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Siskiyou. LEGAL - Township 43 North, Range 3 East, SE 1/4, Section 11 Medicine Lake Highlands
Perez Pipeline Extension
EA
- Grazing management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/03/2014
Est. Comment Period
07/2014
Expected: 12/2014 01/2015 Jason Brewer
530-667-8613
jasonbrewer@fs.fed.us
Description: Extend water pipeline on the east side of West Radar pasture south into Perez pasture of the Carr Allotment to provide a water source to improve livestock distribution and utilization within the Perez pasture.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44035
Location: UNIT - Doublehead Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Modoc. LEGAL - T45N R7E Section 32 Seven miles south of Clear Lake and four miles east of State Highway 139.
Sagebrush Pasture Division Fence and Reservoirs
EA
- Grazing management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/20/2011
Est. Comment Period
09/2014
Expected: 02/2015 03/2015 Garrett Noles
530-667-8630
garrettrnoles@fs.fed.us
Description: The project consists of constructing a division fence and two stockponds to better manage livestock grazing within the sagebrush pasture.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33692
Location: UNIT - Doublehead Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Modoc. LEGAL - T48N, R8E, Sections 28, 29; T47N, R8E, Sections 1, 2, 3, 11, & 15; T47N, R9E, Section 6 Project is located northeast Clear Lake and north of Willow Creek.
Tucker II
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period
07/08/2008
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 Garrett Noles
530-667-8630
garrettrnoles@fs.fed.us
Description: To authorize livestock grazing on the Tucker Allotment. Issue a term grazing permit and implement an Allotment Management Plan. This allotment was analyzed in 2008 as the Tucker Grazing Allotment EA.
Location: UNIT - Doublehead Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Modoc. LEGAL - T47N R7E Section 30, & 31; T47N R6E Sections 25, 35 & 36; T46N R7E Sections 6 - 8, 17 - 21, 24 - 36; T46N R6E Sec 1, 2, 3, 10 - 15, 22 - 27 & 36; T45N R7E Sec 1 - 12, 14 - 18; T45N R6E Sec 1, 12, & 13 The Tucker Allotment is located east of Tulelake, California on the Doublehead Ranger District, Modoc National Forest
Modoc National Forest, Warner Mountain Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Geothermal Leasing in Western States - Lake City KGRA
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
08/21/2008
Expected: 08/2011 12/2011 Jayne Biggerstaff
(530)233-8740
jbiggerstaff@fs.fed.us
Description: Lease-specific analysis in determining whether NFS lands within the Lake City KGRA are appropriate for geothermal leasing under FS/BLM policies and regulations. Appended to PEIS for geothermal leasing.
Web Link: http://www.blm.gov/geothermal_eis
Location: UNIT - Warner Mountain Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Modoc. LEGAL - T.44N.,R.14E., S. 9, 10, 15, 16, 21, 22, 27, 28 Lake City KGRA
Lassen 15 Restoration Project
EA
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/21/2014
Est. Comment Period
03/2015
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Roy Cuzick
530-233-8803
rdcuzick@fs.fed.us
Description: Landscape level analysis to address timber, range, wildlife habitat and fuel issues. Due to major revision of analysis area and proposed actions, project will be rescoped in March 2014.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=22240
Location: UNIT - Warner Mountain Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Modoc. LEGAL - T46NR14E, T46NR15E, T45NR14E, and T45NR15E Analysis area is south of Buck Creek Guard Station, west of Fandango Valley, north of Buck Mountain and east of Fender Flat and the community of Davis Creek
South Warner Grazing Analysis
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period
04/10/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Adrian Cuzick
530-233-8746
alcuzick@fs.fed.us
Description: The Warner Mtn./Devil's Garden District Ranger proposes to authorize livestock grazing on three allotments located on the Warner Mtn. Ranger District on the Modoc National Forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37201
Location: UNIT - Warner Mountain Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Modoc. LEGAL - Portions of T39NR14E, T38NR14E, T39NR15E, T38NR15E Outlet, West Valley, and Parsnip Allotments, Warner Mountain Ranger District
Warner Mountain Obsidian Management Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2015
Expected: 08/2015 10/2015 Jayne Biggerstaff
530-233-8740
jbiggerstaff@fs.fed.us
Description: Analysis of personal and commercial use of obsidian on the Warner Mountain Ranger District, and development of policy for resource.
Location: UNIT - Warner Mountain Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Modoc. LEGAL - Not Applicable Four existing designated common use mines: Lassen Creek, Middle Fork, Needles and Pink Lady
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