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)
- R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
- Plumas National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Plumas National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Plumas National Forest, Beckwourth Ranger District
- Plumas National Forest, Feather River Ranger District
- Plumas National Forest, Mt. Hough 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

   *UPDATED*
- Land management planning Analysis Completed Expected: 12/2013
Actual: 09/17/2013,
09/13/2013
03/2014 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
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Mammoth Base Area Land Exchange
EIS
- Land ownership management In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
08/23/2016
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
07/2017
Expected: 09/2018 09/2018 Janelle Walker
760-924-5523
janellelwalker@fs.fed.us
Description: Exchange of approximately 35.6 acres of National Forest System land, currently under special use authorization to Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, located near the Main Lodge north of Highway 203 for approximately 1296.7 acres of private land in California
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=30428
Location: UNIT - Mammoth Ranger District, White Mountain Ranger District, Mt. Hough Ranger District, Mi-Wok Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Inyo, Mono, Plumas, Tuolumne. LEGAL - Land to be exchanged is located in T.3S, R. 27E., Sec 30, MDM. Proposal includes the addition of non-federal parcels to the Inyo, Plumas, and Stanislaus National Forests in California The area near Main Lodge, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area would be exchanged for up to 11 non Federal parcels in Inyo, Mono, Plumas and Tuolumne Counties.
Plumas 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
Plumas National Forest Over-Snow Vehicle (OSV) Use Designation
EIS
- Recreation management In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
09/29/2015
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
08/2018
Expected: 09/2019 11/2019 Katherine Carpenter
530-283-7742
kacarpenter@fs.fed.us
Description: Designate over-snow vehicle (OSV) use on National Forest System roads and trails and areas on National Forest System lands as allowed, restricted, or prohibited. Identify trails for snow grooming for OSV use would be conducted.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47124
Location: UNIT - Plumas National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte, Lassen, Plumas, Sierra, Yuba. LEGAL - Not Applicable National Forest System lands administer by the Plumas National Forest (forest-wide).
Plumas 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
Moonlight Fire Invasive Plant Treatment Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Comment Period
01/11/2017
Expected: 08/2017 09/2017 John Slown
406-329-3749
jslown@fs.fed.us
Description: Integrated pest management of up to 500 acres of invasive plant infested areas per year, using herbicides on up to 250 acres per year.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46877
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District, Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T26NR10E; T26NR11E; T26NR12E T27NR10E; T27NR11E:; T27NR12E; T27NR13E T28NR10E;T28NR11E;T28NR12E; T28NR13E; Many Sections, Mount Diablo Base Meridian The project area encompasses watersheds affected by the 2007 Moonlight Fire and ranges approximately 15 to 27 air miles northeast of Quincy, Plumas County, California.
Moonlight Range Allotment Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Grazing management Analysis Completed Expected: 08/2017
Actual: 07/19/2017
09/2017 Kyla Sabo
530-836-7157
kylasabo@fs.fed.us
Description: Mount Hough Range Allotments in and around Lone Rock Creek, Lights Creek, and Antelope Lake. Four allotments are included: Lone Rock, Lights Creek, Antelope, and Antelope Lake.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41559
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District, Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - portions of sections in T27N R12E Mt Hough Ranger District
Plumas National Forest, Beckwourth Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Cradle Valley Forest Health Project
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Analysis Completed Expected: 06/2017
Actual: 07/20/2017
07/2017 Mary Kliejunas
530-836-7159
mkliejunas@fs.fed.us
Description: To reduce the risk of insect or disease infestation and improve wildlife habitat across 2351 acres. Project activities include conifer removal, road obliteration, streambank stabilization, native planting, and removal of in-stream structures.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48318
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen, Plumas. LEGAL - T27N, R13E, many sections and T28N, R13E, Sections 33 & 34 off of the Janesville Grade to Forest Road 28N01 in the Cradle Valley area. This project is located on the far northeastern edge of the Beckwourth Ranger District.
Feather River Inn Water System
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2015
Expected: 09/2017 10/2017 Robert Hawkins
916-849-8037
rhhawkins@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-Issue a 30 year special use authorization to Schomac, Inc. for the Feather River Inn water system. The water system includes two diversion structures, a storage tank, waterlines and road and trail access.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Section 3, T. 22 N., R. 12 E., Mt Diablo Meridian The water system is located along Bonta Creek just north of the National Forest boundary and the Feather River Inn.
Frenchman Lake Forest Health Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2017
Expected: 11/2017 12/2017 Paul Czeszynski
530-836-7187
pczeszynski@fs.fed.us
Description: Improve resistance to bark beetle attacks and promote resilience to drought and wildfire. Proposed treatments include: mechanical thinning, hand thinning/piling, mastication, pile burning, underburning, and decommissioning of non-system roads.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52347
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - The project area occupies portions of Township 24 North, Range 16 East, Sections 22, 27, 28, 29, 30, 32, 33, and 34; Township 24 North, Range 15 East, Section 25, MDBM. The project area is located approximately 16 miles northeast of Portola, California and is adjacent to Frenchman Lake.
Lakes Basin Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Recreation management
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/16/2015
Est. Comment Period
08/2017
Expected: 01/2018 03/2018 Kyla Sabo
530-836-7157
kylasabo@fs.fed.us
Description: Improve forest health and reduce hazards around recreation sites. Activities include mechanical thinning, grapple piling, mastication, hand thinning and underburning.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40964
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas, Sierra. LEGAL - Not Applicable Lakes Basin recreation area
Mills Peak Trail North
CE
- Recreation management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/24/2016
Expected: 06/2017 07/2017 Francisco Castillo
530-836-7123
franciscojcastillo@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct approximately 1.6 miles of trail and adding 0.5 miles of user-created trail to the National Forest System (NFS) along the Mills Peak Trail (12E45). The goal is to improve safety by providing a trail separate from NFS road 22N42.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - The project area is located in Township 22 North, Range 12 East, sections 27, 33, and 34, Mount Diablo Meridian of Plumas County, California. The project area is approximately 1 mile southeast of Graeagle in Plumas, County California. The proposed trails are adjacent to and north of Mills Peak.
Mills Peak Trail South
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/27/2016
Expected: 07/2017 07/2017 Francisco Castillo
530-836-7123
franciscojcastillo@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct 0.95 mile of new non-motorized trail and add 2.8 miles of existing user-created trails to the National Forest Trail System. The new trails would connect the existing Mills Peak Trail to the Round Lake Trailhead.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Not Applicable Trail system would connect the Mills Peak Trail to the Round Lake Trailhead.
Two Rivers Soccer Camp Permit Re-issue
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/01/2015
Expected: 08/2017 09/2017 Debra Fryberger-Eby
530-836-7120
dfrybergereby@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-issue a 20 year permit to Two Rivers Soccer Camp for the following uses: bridge, road, parking area, portion of a soccer field, water transmission lines, storage tank and spring boxes.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Sections 30, 31, 32, T. 22 N., R. 12E., Mt. Diablo Meridian Two Rivers Soccer Camp is located near Blairsden, California.
Plumas National Forest, Feather River Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bullards Bar Fire Restoration
CE
- Fuels management
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/31/2017
Expected: 09/2017 10/2017 Clay Davis
907-747-4225
clayrdavis@fs.fed.us
Description: We propose to restore resources damaged by the Bullards Fire through a combination of fuels reduction, Scotch broom control, tree planting, wetland habitat development, water storage, trail construction, and road sign replacement activities.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51420
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Yuba. LEGAL - Mt Diablo Meridian, T. 18 N., R. 7 E., parts of sections 14, 15, 22-26 Nearby Bullards Bar Reservoir about 4-5 miles East Northeast of Dobbins, California
Challenge - Community Protection Fuel Reduction (CPFR)
EA
- Fuels management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/09/2016
Est. Comment Period
02/2018
Expected: 06/2018 07/2018 Jason Vermillion
530-532-7434
jvermillion@fs.fed.us
Description: This wildland urban interface (WUI) project is designed to reduce the risks of wildfire around the communities of Challenge and Woodleaf, California; enhance firefighter safety; remove hazardous trees along roads; and improve forest resiliency.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49695
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte, Yuba. LEGAL - Not Applicable Wildland urban interface in and around the communities of Challenge and Woodleaf, California.
FRRD Abandoned Mine Closures - 2017
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
03/28/2017
Expected: 09/2017 05/2018 Donna Duncan
530-283-7614
dmduncan@fs.fed.us
Description: These abandoned mines currently pose a safety and health risk to the public. There are open adits and shafts surrounded by unstable rock and trash at some sites. The purpose is to improve the health, safety, and resource condition of these sites.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51423
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte, Plumas, Yuba. LEGAL - Not Applicable Abandoned mining claims in Butte, Plumas, and Yuba Counties
Gibsonville Healthy Forest Restoration Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Heritage resource management
- Forest products
On Hold N/A N/A Clay Davis
530 532-8940
clayrdavis@fs.fed.us
Description: Using a variety of vegetation treatments including sale of merchantable timber and biomass to reduce risk of catastrophic wildfire, release aspen, restore meadows and other wetlands, and to restore and protect the historic Gibsonville townsite.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47960
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas, Sierra. LEGAL - Not Applicable In and around the historic Gibsonville, California townsite.
Hughes Wetland Development and Maintenance
CE
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/28/2017
Expected: 09/2017 10/2017 Tina Hopkins
530-283-7819
thopkins@fs.fed.us
Description: Propose to protect, maintain and enhance existing habitat conditions and provide additional breeding habitat for the California red-legged frog by constructing ponds, remove invasive species, and other activities in designated critical habitat.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51541
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte. LEGAL - Not Applicable Hughes Place within the French Creek watershed has been designated as critical Habitat for the California Red-Legged Frog.
Regular Baptist Camp Waterlines Special Use
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2018
Expected: 05/2018 05/2018 Mary Sullivan
530-532-7460
mcsullivan@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorize holder to operate, maintain, and upgrade existing waterlines across NFS lands to adjoining private camp through issuance of a 20 year Special Use permit.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50386
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - Portions of T. 22N., R. 10E., section 20 NFS lands north of Delahunty Lake, adjacent to private lands known as Pilot Lake Camp.
Plumas National Forest, Mt. Hough Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Butterfly Twain Fuels Reduction and Landscape Restoration Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Road management
In Progress
Comment Period
02/08/2017
Expected: 08/2017 09/2017 David Kinateder
530-283-7673
djkinateder@fs.fed.us
Description: Reduce hazardous fuels; improve forest health; restore plant and wildlife habitat; improve transportation system and soil and water quality; and reduce invasive plants.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47559
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Not Applicable Approximately 4 miles northwest of Quincy, California, between the communities of Butterfly Valley and Twain in Plumas County, California.
Claremont Watershed Improvement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
On Hold N/A N/A Kelby Gardiner
530-283-7686
kgardiner@fs.fed.us
Description: Remove encroaching conifers from aspen and meadow habitats (hand pile and burn material), unclassified road obliteration, and non-motorized trail construction/reconstruction.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Not Applicable Meadow Valley area southeast to the Claremont area. Sec 4,9,10,13 of T23NR8E; sec 1,6,11,12,17,18 of T23NR9E; sec 6,7,8 of T23NR10E; sec 12,24,25 of T24NR8E; sec 30 of T24R9E; sec 31 of T25NR9E MDBM
Clustered Lady's Slipper Orchid and Serpentine Rare Plant Community Conservation Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/06/2017
Expected: 06/2017 07/2017 Christine Handler
559-920-2188
cahandler@fs.fed.us
Description: Vegetation and fuels treatments to restore and maintain conditions for clustered lady's slipper orchids and for rare plant communities associated with serpentine-derived soils.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51631
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T25N, R7E Sections 2, 6, 8,11, 12, 13, 24, and 36; T25N, R8E, Sections 9, 19, 20, 25, 30, and 31; T26N, R7E, Sections 14, 15, 19, 22, 25, 29, 30, 31, and 32; and T26N, R8E Sections 15, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, and 33 Mount Diablo Principal Meridian This project is located within and near areas that have been affected by the Storrie, Rich and Chips Wildfires on the Mt. Hough Ranger District
Feather River Aquatic Organism Passage Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Comment Period
05/24/2017
Expected: 08/2017 08/2017 Tina Hopkins
530-283-7819
thopkins@fs.fed.us
Description: USFS in partnership with CA Department of Transportation is proposing to replace 5 culverts along Highway 70 in order to improve passage for aquatic species (fish, amphibians, and reptiles) so they can access previously blocked tributaries.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50615
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte, Plumas. LEGAL - Not Applicable Highway 70 at post miles(PM) 42.06 (Mill Creek), 42.21 (unnamed tributary), 46.44 (Bear Ranch Creek), 23.67 (Rush Creek) and 31.82 (Soda Creek).
Four Corners OHV Play Area Rehab Project
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2017
Expected: 05/2017 05/2017 Dani Swantic
530-836-7142
dswantic@fs.fed.us
Description: Rehabilitate the Four Corners OHV Play Area
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T 24N, R 10 E, Section 4 Four Corners OHV Play Area is located approximately 5 miles from Quincy off of County Rd. 403, also known as Mt. Hough Rd.
Franks Valley Forest Health Project
CE
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/15/2017
Expected: 08/2018 09/2018 Kristin Winford
530 283-7683
klwinford@fs.fed.us
Description: Improve forest health, wildlife habitat, Baker Cypress habitat and reduce fire risk around seasonal residences in Frank's Valley.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51526
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T26N R11E and R12E Located along Beardsley Grade north of Genesee Valley and southwest of Antelope Lake.
Gold Fever Mining Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
06/14/2017
Expected: 08/2017 08/2017 Leslie Edlund
530-283-7650
ledlund@fs.fed.us
Description: Mining at the Gold Fever claim utilizing several different methods including panning, sluicing, highbanking, dredging (if authorized and with applicable permits), and trommel.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Not Applicable Project is located along the East Branch of the North Fork Feather River, adjacent to Hwy 70, near the Pine Aire Motel. Legal location is T25N, R8E, Section 21.
Golden Potato Placer Mining Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
03/06/2017
Expected: 10/2017 10/2017 Leslie Edlund
530-283-7650
ledlund@fs.fed.us
Description: Excavation of several test pits using a Kubota BX 25D mini-backhoe. Material from the test pits would be processed through a highbanker using water pumped form Greenhorn Creek. Intermittent camping in a self- contained recreational vehicle.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Not Applicable The proposed project is located along Greenhorn Creek, 5 miles east of Quincy, California, in Plumas County. Legal location is T24N, R10E, Section 26, MDBM.
Gopher Gold Mineral Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
10/19/2016
Expected: 09/2017 06/2018 Leslie Edlund
530-283-7650
ledlund@fs.fed.us
Description: Excavation of several test pits to explore for mineral content. Construction of .2 miles of new road to access the site. Processing would be completed using a trommel with water pumped from a nearby pond.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project is approximately 5 miles west of Quincy, near the closed Gopher Hill Landfill. Legal location is T24N, R8E, Section 12, MDBM.
Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch Outfitting and Guiding Permit reissue
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/26/2012
Expected: 06/2017 07/2017 Elizabeth Sousa
530-283-7622
esousa@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue a 10 year O&G Permit for horseback rides and an assigned campsite on Nat Forest Sys land. This is the same operation as the past 10 years, with approximately 39 miles of trail and the majority of the rides with 8 miles of the Ranch
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T24 R10,R11 T23R10 R11 T24 R12 Mt. Hough Ranger District and Little Summit Lake on Beckwourth Ranger District
Haycock's Gold Mining Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
10/19/2016
Expected: 09/2017 05/2018 Leslie Edlund
530-283-7650
ledlund@fs.fed.us
Description: Excavation of 5 trenches to extract material for processing to discover mineral potential at the site. Material will be processed through a highbanker using water from a nearby pond.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project is located just east of the Gopher Hill landfill, west of Quincy, California. legal location is T24N, R8E, SW 1/4 of Section 7.
Haycock's Reserve Mineral Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
10/24/2016
Expected: 09/2017 06/2018 Leslie Edlund
530-283-7650
ledlund@fs.fed.us
Description: Excavation of 1 test trench to obtain mineral material. Material would be processed through a trommel using water from a nearby pond. .2 miles of road will be constructed to access the processing area. Settling ponds will used for water discharge.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project is located approximately 6 miles from Quincy, CA. Access is through the closed Gopher Hill landfill. Legal location is T24N, R8E, SE 1/4 of Section 12, MDBM.
Indian Creek Watershed Road Maintenance and Smith Creek Stream Restoration Project
CE
- Watershed management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/05/2017
Expected: 07/2017 08/2017 Christine Handler
559-920-2188
cahandler@fs.fed.us
Description: The project includes road maintenance, non-system road obliteration, and stream channel restoration in areas affected by the Moonlight Fire and post-fire flooding.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50687
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project area includes the Indian Creek and Pierce Creek drainage on the Mt. Hough Ranger District and Smith Creek at the NFS 28N03 crossings.
Misery Bar Placer Exploration Project
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology Analysis Completed Expected: 06/2017
Actual: 06/08/2017
07/2017 Leslie Edlund
530-283-7650
ledlund@fs.fed.us
Description: Excavation of 30-40 cubic yards of material with hand tools. Material would be processed through a highbanker or sluice box to recover minerals. The Plan of Operations would authorize use of .36 miles of non-system road and a gate.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Not Applicable Project is along the East Branch of the North Fork of the Feather River, just west of Rich Bar. Access is along a non-system road off of Hwy 70. Legal location is T25N, R7E, Section 21.
Moonlight Aquatic Organism Passage Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/21/2016
Expected: 07/2017 08/2017 Christine Handler
559-920-2188
cahandler@fs.fed.us
Description: This project proposes to replace five existing culverts with stream crossings that are aquatic organism passages in the Moonlight Fire area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50253
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Sections 16 and 17of T26N R12E and sections 24, 25, and 35 of T27N, R11E Mount Diablo Base Meridian (MDBM) Located within the Moonlight Fire area in the northwest corner of the Mt. Hough Ranger District, on national forest system roads 29N43 (also known as Antelope Road), 27N09, 27N47, and 27N45A.
Moonlight Fire Area Restoration Project
EA
- Forest products
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/10/2016
Est. Comment Period
08/2017
Expected: 12/2017 05/2018 Christine Handler
559-920-2188
cahandler@fs.fed.us
Description: The project would restore the 2007 Moonlight Fire burned area by: reducing the post-fire effects to vegetation, watersheds, and recreation and enhancing resiliency to future fires, droughts, insect and disease infestations, and climate change.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49421
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Portions of T26N, R10E; T26N, R11E; T26N, R12E; T27N, R10E; T27N, R11E; T27N, R12E; T27N, R13E; T28N, R10E; T28N, R11E; and T28N, R12E, Mount Diablo Base Meridian. National forest system lands on the Plumas National Forest, Mount Hough Ranger District, approximately five to 15 miles north and east of Taylorville, California and 20 to 30 miles northeast of Quincy
Moonlight fire fuels reduction in owl and goshawk habitats project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2017
Expected: 09/2017 09/2017 Colin Dillingham
530-283-7687
cdillingham@fs.fed.us
Description: Restore wildlife habitat by reducing fuels, re-introducing fire, enhance Weber's milk vetch and remove non-system roads that cause disturbance to wildlife.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51753
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T27N, R10E, sections 33 and 35, T26N, R11E, Sections 29-30, T26N, R10E, Section 34, T25N, R10E, Sections 2-3, 10-11, 15 Located adjacent to community of Taylorsville and surrounding Indian Valley.
Mount Pleasant Fen Restoration Project
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Grazing management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2017
Actual: 07/12/2017
07/2017 Kurt Sable
530-283-7641
ksable@fs.fed.us
Description: This project would restore four fens within the MPRNA in the Buck Lake Wilderness in collaboration with Dr. David Cooper and Dana Flett of Colorado State University (CSU).
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T24N, R7E, Sections 11, 14, and 15 Plumas County, California Mount Diablo Based Meridian. The Mount Pleasant Fen Restoration Project is located in the MPRNA, part of the Bucks Lake Wilderness, approximately 13 miles west of Quincy, California .
Partner Mining Exploration Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
12/15/2016
Est. Comment Period
10/2017
Expected: 09/2017 10/2017 Leslie Edlund
530-283-7650
ledlund@fs.fed.us
Description: Excavation of 20' x 20' pit within the river channel. Processing of material through a power sluice. Larger boulders would be moved out of the river with a derrick and choker system. Duration of the plan would be 3 years.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T26N, R7E, Section 24, MDBM. North Fork of the Feather River, southwest of Seneca and northeast of Belden, CA. Legal location T26N, R7E, SE 1/4 of Section 24, MDBM.
Ridge Placer Mining Exploration
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
02/02/2017
Est. Comment Period
09/2017
Expected: 09/2017 09/2017 Leslie Edlund
530-283-7650
ledlund@fs.fed.us
Description: Excavation of mineral material from 2 test trenches using a front end loader. Material to be processed through a trommel and sluice. Water is piped to a 7000 gallon tank for use in processing, and is discharged to a rock area for percolation.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Not Applicable Project location is along the North Fork Feather River in Seneca, CA. Legal location T26N, R8E, SE 1/4 of Section 16, MDBM.
Silverado Placer Mining Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
05/11/2017
Expected: 09/2017 09/2017 Leslie Edlund
530-283-7650
ledlund@fs.fed.us
Description: Excavation of up to 18 test pits along the stream terraces of Silver Creek. A backhoe and mini excavator would be used to remove material for processing through a trommel. Water from Silver Creek would be used to wash material.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Not Applicable Project is located north and west of Meadow Valley, along Silver Creek. Access is from Silver Creek Road to NFS Road 24N56. Legal location is T24N, R8E, Sections 16, 21 and 22.
Storrie and Rich Fire Area Watershed Improvement and Forest Road 26N67 Re-alignment Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/02/2017
Est. Comment Period
08/2017
Expected: 01/2018 05/2018 Christine Handler
559-920-2188
cahandler@fs.fed.us
Description: We are proposing road realignment of Forest Road 26N67 and road decommissioning to reduce sedimentation of streams that resulted from changed hydrological conditions following the Storrie, Rich, and Chips Fires.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51655
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T26 N, R7E, Sections 10, 15, 16, 17, and 25; and T26N, R8E Sections 8, 17, 30, 31, 32, and 35, Mount Diablo Principal Meridian Near the south end of the Butt Valley Reservoir, approximately 10 to 12 air miles west southwest of Greenville, California, and 14 to 16 air miles north north of Quincy, California.
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