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
Forest Wide Prescribed Burn
CE
- Fuels management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2017
Expected: 08/2017 09/2017 Jebediah Koons
928-477-5033
jebediahdkoons@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest proposes to reintroduce fire using conventional prescribed burn techniques and tools on up to 20,000 acres.
Location: UNIT - Big Valley Ranger District, Devils Garden Ranger District, Doublehead Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Modoc. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project area delineation is in the process of being developed.
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
Comment Period
09/29/2016
Expected: 02/2017 03/2017 Garrett Noles
530-667-8630
garrettrnoles@fs.fed.us
Description: Multiple action alternatives and one no action alternative are being considered to determine if reauthorizing livestock grazing is a suitable action 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
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.
Flat Rock Collection Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2017
Expected: 11/2017 06/2018 Jayne Biggerstaff
530-233-8740
jbiggerstaff@fs.fed.us
Description: Customer-requested project for collection of surface flat rock for commercial use (veneer).
Location: UNIT - Devils Garden Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Modoc. LEGAL - T42N R11E Sec 25-26 East of Crowder Flat Road, south of Big Sage Reservoir and south of Power Line Road
Timbered Mountain Allotment Project
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/02/2017
Est. Comment Period
02/2018
Expected: 09/2018 04/2019 Jenny Jayo
530-233-8817
jjayo@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of this project is to re-issue a grazing permit,to construct new fence and stock tanks, and to enhance sagebrush-steppe habitats through juniper thinning.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49807
Location: UNIT - Devils Garden Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Modoc. LEGAL - T43N through T46N R9E through R10E MDM North of Alturas, CA; East of Canby; West of Davis Creek
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 V
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
07/19/2016
Expected: 07/2017 08/2017 Garrett Noles
530-667-8630
garrettrnoles@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest proposes juniper removal in 6 treatment units totaling approximately 9,558 acres by hand felling. Slash would be piled and burned across approximately 30% of the treatment area.
Location: UNIT - Doublehead Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Modoc. LEGAL - Not Applicable All units are located entirely in upland habitat west, south, and southwest of the Clear Lake National Wildlife Refuge (NWR).
Highlands Roadside Safety Improvement Project
CE
- Road management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/27/2008
Expected: 05/2017 08/2017 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: 08/2016 08/2016 Jayne Biggerstaff
530-233-8740
jbiggerstaff@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.
Kresge Vegetation Treatment Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2017
Expected: 08/2018 09/2018 John Landoski
530-299-8425
jlandoski@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest proposes green thinning and sanitation to reduce tree stocking levels and to reduce surface and ladder fuels to reduce the risk of loss due to large scale fire disturbances.
Location: UNIT - Doublehead Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Modoc. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project is located approximately 8 miles northeast of Adin, CA at elevations ranging between 4,800 feet and 7,020 feet.
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
05/2017
Expected: 10/2017 07/2018 William Moore
530-233-8736
wmoore02@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed vegetation treatments would reduce density and add diversity to lodgepole pine stands to deter mountain pine beetle infestation and meet forest health and fuels 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
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
Cedar Pass Campground Project
CE
- Facility management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2017
Expected: 04/2018 06/2018 Krystina Smith
530-279-8311
krystinasmith@fs.fed.us
Description: Review of Cedar Pass Campground and adjustment based on future needs.
Location: UNIT - Warner Mountain Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Modoc. LEGAL - T43N R15E Sec 29 Old Cedar Pass Campground on west side of Cedar Pass, south of Highway 299
Joseph Creek 17 Restoration Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/02/2017
Expected: 09/2017 05/2020 Peter Hall
(530) 233-8803
peterhall@fs.fed.us
Description: Analysis to address forest health and hazardous fuel issues.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47815
Location: UNIT - Warner Mountain Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Modoc. LEGAL - T44N R14E, T44N R15E, T43N R15E, T43N R14E, and T42N R15E Joseph Creek Basin, west of Bald Mountain, south of Benton Meadows, north of Highway 299, and east of Highway 395.
Juniper Acres Fuel Reduction Project
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Fuels management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/27/2017
Expected: 10/2017 01/2018 Kenneth Heald
530-279-8339
kheald@fs.fed.us
Description: Reduce the continuity of fuels around the community of Juniper Acres within the identified Wildland Urban Interface and create a shaded fuel break.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49819
Location: UNIT - Warner Mountain Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Modoc. LEGAL - T39N R14E Sections 7 and 8 Located along County Road 64, approximately 6 miles east of the town of Likely.
Lassen 15 Restoration Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Comment Period
03/31/2016
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 Peter Hall
(530) 233-8803
peterhall@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
01/2018
Expected: 09/2018 04/2019 Jaycee Decker
(530) 233-8746
jayceedecker@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of the Lassen Creek Allotment Environmental Analysis is to revise and implement an Allotment Management Plan (including range improvements) and to 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
Tamarack Aspen Improvement Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/27/2017
Expected: 08/2017 09/2017 Mary Flores
530-279-8318
mflores@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of this project is to remove conifer encroaching within aspen stands to increase their health and vigor. Various mechanical methods would be used. Temporary road construction would be < 2 miles.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51744
Location: UNIT - Warner Mountain Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Modoc. LEGAL - T47N R15E Sec 34; T46N R15E Sec 2-3 Near Tamarack Flat
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