Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

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- Six Rivers National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Six Rivers National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Six Rivers National Forest, Gasquet Ranger District/Smith River NRA
- Six Rivers National Forest, Lower Trinity Ranger District
- Six Rivers National Forest, Mad River Ranger District
- Six Rivers National Forest, Orleans Ranger District


Six Rivers 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
Six Rivers Aquatic Restoration(formerly: Forestwide Aquatic Restoration Project)
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
11/2014
Expected: 04/2015 07/2015 Karen Kenfield
707-441-3585
kkenfield@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will address recovery actions for listed salmondids and aquatic habitat restoration including: riparian treatments, large woody debris recruitment and placement, off-channel winter rearing habitat, invasives management, etc.
Location: UNIT - Six Rivers National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Del Norte, Humboldt, Siskiyou, Trinity. LEGAL - Not Applicable This project will occur on the Smith, Klamath, Salmon, Trinity, Mad and Eel River watersheds within the Six Rivers National Forest
Six Rivers 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
PG&E Forest Wide Powerline Authorization
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2015
Expected: 11/2015 12/2015 George Frey
(707) 441-3631
gfrey@fs.fed.us
Description: Reauthorization of all of PG&E's existing uses on the Six Rivers NF and the Ukonom RD of the Klamath NF
Location: UNIT - Orleans Ranger District, Lower Trinity Ranger District, Mad River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Humboldt, Trinity. LEGAL - T11N R5&6 E, T10N R5E, T7N R4&5E, T6N R4,5&6E, T5N R5&6E, T4N R4&5E, T1N R5&6E, T1S R6&7E, T2S R7&8E, T3S R6&8E, HM Projects crosses many of the Forests Management Areas within the Mad, Van Dusen, Trinity and Klamath River
Renovation of Historic Residential Structures
CE
- Facility management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/14/2012
Expected: 09/2014 05/2015 Rocio Espinoza
707-441-3520
respinoza02@fs.fed.us
Description: Renovate 8 historic residential buildings and respective outbuildings by performing routine maintenance in addition to architectural and structural improvements.
Location: UNIT - Orleans Ranger District, Lower Trinity Ranger District, Mad River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Siskiyou, Trinity. Orleans District (T11N, R6E, S31), Oak Bottom Admin Site (T11N, R6E, S2), Salyer Guard Station (T6N, R5E, S14), Mad River Compound (T1N, R6E, S17), Zenia Guard Station (T3S, R6E, S11)
Six Rivers National Forest, Gasquet Ranger District/Smith River NRA R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Gasquet Cell Site
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2014
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 George Frey
707-441-3631
gfrey@fs.fed.us
Description: Construction use and maintenance of a cell tower and valut for a cell site.
Location: UNIT - Gasquet Ranger District/Smith River NRA. STATE - California. COUNTY - Del Norte. LEGAL - T27N R2E Section 21 SE 1/4 Gasquet Toll Rd 2 miles east of Gasquet
Gordon Hill Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Special area management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Heritage resource management
In Progress
Comment Period
03/13/2013
Expected: 10/2014 06/2015 Brenda Devlin
707-457-3131-3862
comments-pacificsouthwest-six-rivers-smith-river-nra@fs.fed.us
Description: Integrated vegetation management project that will meet objectives for fuels treatment, habitat restoration, and timber products
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32113
Location: UNIT - Gasquet Ranger District/Smith River NRA. STATE - California. COUNTY - Del Norte. LEGAL - All or partially within T.17N.,R.1E.,Section 25; T.17N.,R.2E.,Sections 29-34; T.16N.,R.1E.,Sections 12,13; T.16N.,R.2E.,Sections 3, 5, 6, 8, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 35, 36; The project area is located entirely within the French Hill Road area and Craigs, Coon, and Gordon drainages
Little Jones Riparian Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2014
Expected: 02/2015 02/2015 Mike McCain
707-457-3853
mmccain@fs.fed.us
Description: Selective girdling of alder overstory to promote conifer growth and development of mature riparian canopy.
Location: UNIT - Gasquet Ranger District/Smith River NRA. STATE - California. COUNTY - Del Norte. LEGAL - T17N,R3E, S15, 22, 44,45, 47,48, 49, 63, 64, 65 Lower 3 miles of Little Jones Creek, in the riparian area.
PacifiCorp Power Line Authorization Reissuance
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2015
Expected: 09/2015 10/2015 Julia Everta
707-441-3631
gfrey@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissuance of two PacifiCorp powerlines authorizations within the Smith River NRA that have expired. No changes are proposed for the new term.
Location: UNIT - Gasquet Ranger District/Smith River NRA. STATE - California. COUNTY - Del Norte. LEGAL - T18N R3E HM Sec 1,2,10,11,15,21,22,28, T17N R3E HM Sec 5,7,8,18, T17N R2E HM Sec 12,13,21- 24, T17N R1E HM Sec 21 -24. UNIT - Smith River NRA, STATE - California, COUNTY - Del Norte
Smith River NRA Administrative Site Upgrade
CE
- Heritage resource management
- Facility management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2015
Expected: 09/2015 11/2015 Rocio Espinoza
707-441-3520
respinoza02@fs.fed.us
Description: Project includes construction of a new administrative office, wastewater treatment plant, 3 Bay Engine Warehouse w/ workshop, two 9 person barracks, hazmat shed; restore historic building; and demolish select buildings.
Location: UNIT - Gasquet Ranger District/Smith River NRA. STATE - California. COUNTY - Del Norte. LEGAL - Not Applicable Smith River NRA compound in Gasquet, CA
Smith River NRA Restoration and Motorized Travel Management
EIS
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
04/11/2014
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
03/2015
Expected: 05/2015 05/2015 Christy Prescott
707-441-3661
comments-pacificsouthwest-six-rivers@fs.fed.us
Description: To make changes to the NFTS & MVUM, including adding, upgrading, downgrading, and decommisioning roads to provide for recreation opportunities, administrative needs and reduce risk. Restoration of select non-system routes is also included.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38813
Location: UNIT - Gasquet Ranger District/Smith River NRA. STATE - California. COUNTY - Del Norte. LEGAL - T13N to T19S, R1E to R5E Gasquet Ranger District, Smith River National Recreation Area, Del Norte County, California
Six Rivers National Forest, Lower Trinity Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bigfoot Community Fuels Reduction Project
CE
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2015
Expected: 04/2016 04/2016 Andrew Spain
530-629-4487
aspain@fs.fed.us
Description: Project aims to reduce hazardous fuels adjacent to private property by a combination of hand thinning trees and shrubs as well as prescribed burning.
Location: UNIT - Lower Trinity Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Humboldt. LEGAL - T7N, R5E, SEC 21 AND 28 Lower Trinity Ranger District, Six Rivers National Forest, Humboldt County, California
Roots and Shoots Understory Rx
CE
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/23/2013
Expected: 11/2014 12/2014 Nolan Colegrove
530-627-3207
ncolegrove@fs.fed.us
Description: The project aims at re-introducing low intensity understory prescribed fires in roadside areas which have been identified as having culturally important species for native collection such as Hazel, Willow, beargrass and huckleberry.
Location: UNIT - Lower Trinity Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Humboldt, Siskiyou. LEGAL - T7N R4E SEC 26; T6N R4E SEC 15,22,33; T4N R5E SEC 3; Project units are located adjacent to roads on the Lower Trinity, Orleans and Ukonom Ranger Districts.
Trinity River Community Protection Fuels Project
CE
- Fuels management On Hold N/A N/A Andrew Spain
530-629-4487
aspain@fs.fed.us
Description: Vegetation manipulation and dead fuel removal
Location: UNIT - Lower Trinity Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Humboldt, Trinity. LEGAL - T7N R5E Sec 17,20,28,29,33; T6N R5E Sec 4,9,10,12,13,14,15,22,24,25,26; T6N R6E Sec 19,21,28,29,33,34 Lower Trinity Ranger District Watershed - Mainstem Trinity River
Trinity Summit Range Assessment
EIS
- Grazing management On Hold N/A N/A Carolyn Cook
707-441-3551
comments-pacificsouthwest-six-rivers-lower-trinity@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will assess grazing and rangeland conditions in the Mill Creek and Trinity Summit Allotments located on the Lower Trinity Ranger District, Six Rivers National Forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41307
Location: UNIT - Lower Trinity Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Humboldt. LEGAL - within all or portions of T9NR5E, T9NR6E, T8NR5E, T8NR6E, T8NR7E, T7NR6E, T7NR7E Mill, Tish Tang , and Horse Linto watersheds as well as the Trinity Alps Wilderness
Walsh Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Julia Everta
707-441-3543
jeverta@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuance of a road special use permit to access private property by way of an existing road.
Location: UNIT - Lower Trinity Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Trinity. LEGAL - S 1/2 Section 20, T. 6 N., R. 6 E., HM UNIT - Lower Trinity RD, STATE - California, COUNTY - Trinity
Waterman West Integrated Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/03/2009
Expected: 02/2015 06/2015 Kristen Lark
530-629-4938
klark@fs.fed.us
Description: Integration of fuel reduction and timber management under Healthy Forest Restoration Act. Commercial and pre-commercial thinning of natural and plantation stands. Emphasis on fuel reduction, biomass utilization and other commercial forest products.
Location: UNIT - Lower Trinity Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Humboldt, Trinity. LEGAL - T7N, R5E, SEC 9-11, 13-16, 21-28, 33-35; T7N, R6E, SEC 30-32; T6N, R5E, SEC 1-4, 10-12, 14-15; T6N, R6E, SEC 5-6 Waterman, Campbell, and Baldwin Ridges on the Lower Trinity Ranger District of Six Rivers National Forest
Six Rivers National Forest, Mad River Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Buck Mountain Vegetation and Fuel Management Project
EIS
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
On Hold N/A N/A Shirley Rech
707-574-6233
srech@fs.fed.us
Description: Commercial thinning on about 1300 acres, oak release on 150 acres, timber stand improvement on about 500 acres, and fuel treatment in strategic locations on about 1500 acres.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=29374
Location: UNIT - Mad River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Humboldt, Trinity. LEGAL - T1N, R5&6E, Humboldt B&M. LRMP Management Areas: Late-Successional Reserve, Riparian Reserve. Non-key Watershed: Van Duzen River. Van Duzen and Dinsmore WUI areas.
KZ Oak Restoration Project
CE
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
On Hold N/A N/A Nancy Curran
707-574-6233
ncurran@fs.fed.us
Description: Fuel reduction and oak woodland restoration on approximately 895 acres of oak woodlands with conifer encroachment. Removal of brush and small diameter trees.
Location: UNIT - Mad River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Trinity. LEGAL - T3S, R6E; T3S, R7E and T4S, R7E Humboldt B&M LRMP Management Areas: General Forest, Special Habitat, and Riparian Reserve. Key Watershed: North Fork Eel River
Lamb Gap Community Protection Project
CE
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/26/2012
Expected: 10/2014 05/2015 Nancy Curran
707-574-6233
ncurran@fs.fed.us
Description: Construction of a shaded fuel management zone on NFS lands that would connect similar shaded fuel management zones on adjacent private lands, creating an effective fuel management zone across land ownerships between Highway 36 and South Fork Mountain
Location: UNIT - Mad River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Trinity. LEGAL - Sections 23, 25, and 26, T. 1 N., R. 6 E., Humboldt Baseline and Merdian LRMP Management Areas: Partial Retention VQO, Retention VQO, Managed Habitat
Ruth Fire Hazard Tree Abatement Project
CE
- Road management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/28/2012
Expected: 08/2014 10/2014 Jeremy Dorsey
707-574-6877
jdorsey02@fs.fed.us
Description: Abatement of hazardous conditions along NFS roads within the 2011 Ruth Fire area by felling dead, dying, and damaged trees for the purpose of maintaining and promoting safe public access routes through this portion of the Mad River Ranger District
Location: UNIT - Mad River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Trinity. LEGAL - Sections 20, 21, 29, 30, 31, and 32, T. 2 S., R. 8 E., Humboldt Baseline and Meridian LRMP Management Areas: General Forest, Riparian Reserves, Retention VQO, Partial Retention VQO
Six Rivers National Forest, Orleans Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Cedar Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
On Hold N/A N/A Roberto Beltran
530-627-3334
rbeltran@fs.fed.us
Description: Commercially thin natural stands and plantations and treat fuels on approximately 1700 acres.
Location: UNIT - Orleans Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Humboldt. LEGAL - T 11N, R5E, Secs. 21-22, 26-28, 33-36 and T10N, R5E, Secs. 2-4, 8-10, and 16-17, HBM. UNIT - Orleans Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Humboldt. Management Area - General Forest, Matrix and Late Successional Reserve. Watershed - Lower Middle Klamath.
Fish Lake POC Sanitation
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) On Hold N/A N/A Nolan Colegrove
530-627-3334
rbeltran@fs.fed.us
Description: Removal of dead, dying and nearby POC at the back of the campground. Removal of the host species will reduce the potential to spread POC root disease in a high use Recreation area.
Location: UNIT - Orleans Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Humboldt. LEGAL - T10N, R4E, Sections 11 and 14 HMB. Fish Lake Campground
Fish Lake Recreation Improvements
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/27/2013
Expected: 09/2014 07/2015 Roberto Beltran
530-627-3334
rbeltran@fs.fed.us
Description: Install new boat dock /fishing platform and fish cleaning station. Repair and/or modify existing culvert outflow.
Location: UNIT - Orleans Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Humboldt. LEGAL - T 10N, R5E, S 14 Fish Lake
Orleans Barracks Replacement Project
CE
- Facility management On Hold N/A N/A Nolan Colegrove
530-627-3207
ncolegrove@fs.fed.us
Description: Replaces an older barracks facility on the Orleans statiion with a new one.
Location: UNIT - Orleans Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Humboldt. LEGAL - LEGAL - T11N R6E Sec 31 HBM. UNIT - Orleans Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Humboldt. Management Area - General Forest, Watershed - Middle Klamath.
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