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.

Report Contents (click to jump to a section):
- 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 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
Analysis Completed Expected: 01/2016
Actual: 01/19/2016
03/2016 John Landoski
530-299-8425
jlandoski@fs.fed.us
Description: 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 large-scale high intensity 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 Grazing EA
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/19/2012
Est. Comment Period
01/2016
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 Garrett Noles
530-667-8630
garrettrnoles@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed action is reauthorize cattle grazing and implement an allotment management plan on the Ash Valley allotment
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33996
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
Frog Fire Salvage Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2016
Expected: 07/2016 07/2016 John Zarlengo
530-532-8932
jzarlengo@fs.fed.us
Description: Salvage fire-killed trees up to 2200 acres.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48525
Location: UNIT - Big Valley Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Modoc. LEGAL - 41NR5E, 41NR6E, 42NR5E, 42NR6E 41NR5E, 41NR6E, 42NR5E, 42NR6E
Johnson Creek Bridge Stream Restoration Project
CE
- Watershed management
- Facility management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/18/2015
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 Teresa Morales
530-233-8700
teresadmorales@fs.fed.us
Description: The intent of the project is to stabilize the right abutment of the Johnson Creek Bridge. The Forest Service proposes to reroute the stream and install cross-vane(s) to protect the abutment.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46942
Location: UNIT - Big Valley Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Siskiyou. LEGAL - T40N R9E section 14 The Johnson Creek Bridge is located west of the Lower Rush Creek camp ground, on Forest Road 41N11
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
- Road management
- Grazing management
- Facility 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
Timbered Mountain Wildlife Habitat Restoration Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
On Hold N/A N/A 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
Westlake Star-thistle Treatment Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
01/14/2016
Est. Comment Period
09/2016
Expected: 03/2017 03/2017 Forest Gauna
530-233-8737
fgauna@fs.fed.us
Description: Eliminate yellow star-thistle on approximately 15 acres using combination of treatments.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47860
Location: UNIT - Devils Garden Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Modoc. LEGAL - MDM T42N R9E Sec 28 SW1/4 3-3/4 miles west of Canby, near Westlake Butte
Modoc National Forest, Doublehead Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Clear Lake Sage-grouse Habitat Improvement Project - Phase IV
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Analysis Completed Expected: 01/2016
Actual: 01/19/2016
01/2016 Garrett Noles
530-667-8630
garrettrnoles@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest is proposing to treat approximately 10,420 acres under the Clear Lake Sage-grouse Habitat Improvement Project - Phase IV (CL Phase IV) by hand felling and lopping western juniper with about 30% pile and burning within the units.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47396
Location: UNIT - Doublehead Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Modoc. LEGAL - Not Applicable T46N R7E T46N R8E T45N R7E
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 On Hold N/A N/A 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
Hunter Communications Fiber Optic Project
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/29/2015
Expected: 01/2016 01/2016 Chris Christofferson
530-532-7473
cchristofferson@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposal is to install fiber optic line on existing telephone poles along portions of SH 139 and CR 97 and buried within CR and Forest road rights-of-way. Project provides enhanced cell phone capability and access to long haul fiber.
Location: UNIT - Doublehead Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Modoc. LEGAL - Not Applicable Enter north Forest boundary east of Casuse Mountain, south on utility/transportation corridor (SH 139), west on CR 97. One section due south to Timber Mtn; tie-in west CR 97 to fiber optic conduit.
Medicine Lake Caldera Vegetation Treatment Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/18/2014
Est. Comment Period
04/2016
Expected: 09/2016 10/2016 William Moore
530-233-8736
wmoore02@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed vegetation treatments would remove Mountain Pine Beetle infested lodgepole pine and thin stands to meet forest health objectives.
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
Tucker Grazing Allotment EA
EA
- Grazing management On Hold N/A N/A Garrett Noles
530-667-8630
garrettrnoles@fs.fed.us
Description: Complete Range Allotment management plans on the Tucker Allotment. Bring it into compliance with Rescisions Act of 1995.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=24959
Location: UNIT - Doublehead Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Modoc. LEGAL - T47N, R6E, Sections 25, 35 & 36; T47N, R7E, Section 31; T46N, R6E, Sections 1, 2, 10 - 15, 22 - 27 & 36; T46N, R7E, Sections 6 - 8, 17 - 21, 24 - 36; T45N, R7E, Sections 1 - 12, 14 - 18, continue. Tucker Allotment is located 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
Lassen 15 Restoration Project
EA
- Forest products
- Road management
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/21/2014
Est. Comment Period
02/2016
Expected: 09/2016 10/2016 Roy Cuzick
530-233-8803
rdcuzick@fs.fed.us
Description: Landscape level analysis to address timber, fuel, roads, range, watershed, and wildlife habitat issues.
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
Lassen Creek Grazing Environmental Analysis
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/08/2015
Est. Comment Period
03/2016
Expected: 10/2016 10/2016 Adrian Cuzick
530-233-8746
alcuzick@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of the Lassen Creek Allotment Environmental Analysis is to revise and implement an Allotment Management Plan and issue a term grazing permit on the existing 24,020-acre grazing allotment.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47360
Location: UNIT - Warner Mountain Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Modoc. LEGAL - Not Applicable Lassen Creek area of the northern Warner Mountain Range in Modoc County, northeast of Alturas, CA
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