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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- Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)
- 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, 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
07/2016
Expected: 11/2016 11/2016 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
Frog Fire Salvage Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Comment Period
04/14/2016
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
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Facility management
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/18/2015
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 Christopher Bielecki
559-920-7708
csbielecki@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
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
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
- Grazing management
- Facility management
- Road 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
South Fork Work Site Redevelopment
CE
- Facility management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/07/2016
Expected: 08/2016 08/2016 Jonathan Daley
530-233-8851
jonathanmdaley@fs.fed.us
Description: Upgrade failing infrastructure, including construction and demolition to replace deficient, unsafe structures with facilities that meet current needs. Replace underground water and wastewater distribution systems.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49817
Location: UNIT - Devils Garden Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Modoc. LEGAL - T42N R12E, Section 13 Site is on the south boundary of the city of Alturas, bordering the east side of Highway 395.
Timbered Mountain Allotment Project
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/12/2016
Est. Comment Period
11/2016
Expected: 09/2017 10/2017 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
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
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: 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.
Medicine Lake Caldera Vegetation Treatment Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/18/2014
Est. Comment Period
08/2016
Expected: 02/2017 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
Medicine Lake Interpretive Signing
CE
- Special area management
- Recreation 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
Joseph Creek 17 Restoration Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2016
Expected: 03/2018 04/2018 Timothy Davis
(530) 233-8812
tedavis@fs.fed.us
Description: Landscape-level analysis to address forest health, fuel, road, wildlife, and watershed 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 Sheep Rock, and east of Highway 395.
Juniper Acres Fuel Reduction Project
EA
- Fuels management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2016
Expected: 03/2017 05/2017 Albert Savage
530-233-8852
albertrsavage@fs.fed.us
Description: Reduce the size and severity of wildfire and result in stand densities necessary for healthy forests during drought conditions. Modify vegetation to meet desired conditions as well as stand densities. Analyze a secondary evacuation route.
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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Watershed management
- Road management
In Progress
Comment Period
03/31/2016
Expected: 02/2017 03/2017 Timothy Davis
(530) 233-8812
tedavis@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
10/2016
Expected: 02/2017 03/2017 John Clark
530-233-8839
jpclark@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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