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
- 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
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Liberty Utilities 619 Power Line Maintenance Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/22/2015
Est. Comment Period
08/2015
Expected: 10/2015 11/2015 Matthew Jedra
530-836-7192
mjedra@fs.fed.us
Description: Repair and replace power line poles, manage vegetation within the right-of-way and repair existing access route.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46674
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District, Sierraville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas, Sierra. LEGAL - Sections 4, 5, 6 and 9, Township 22 North, Range 14 East (T22N, R14E) and Section 31, T23N, R14E, Section 1, T22N, R13E The project is located on the north and northeast side of Beckwourth Peak and east of the city of Portola, in Plumas County, California.
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
California Department of Water Resources - new permit for existing water monitoring sites
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Deb Schoenberg
530-532-7460
dschoenberg@fs.fed.us
Description: Continued use and maintenance of 20 existing facilities and accessory structures needed to gather data on rainfall and snow depth forest wide, with dedicated winter use helispots. Current permit terminates 12/31/2010.
Location: UNIT - Plumas National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte, Plumas, Sierra. 20 locations Forest Wide
Plumas National Forest Over-Snow Vehicle (OSV) Use Designation
EIS

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register
07/2015
Expected: 12/2017 02/2018 David Wood
530-283-7772
dcwood@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

   *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Developing Proposal
Scoping Start
06/10/2015
Est. Comment Period
07/2015
Expected: 04/2016 04/2016 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.
Plumas National Forest, Beckwourth Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Beckwourth-Genesee Dam Project
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/11/2012
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 Antonio Duenas
530-836-7156
tduenas@fs.fed.us
Description: Remove a cabin, pond, solar panels, natural gas storage tank and septic system from National Forest System lands. A well would be capped and abandoned.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T24N, R14E, Sec29 Off of Beckwourth-Genesee Road (County Road 111)
Barry Creek A
CE
- Fuels management On Hold N/A N/A Don Fregulia
530-836-2575
dfregulia@fs.fed.us
Description: Fuels reduction treatments on private land using Steven's Funds.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T21N R13E sec13 and sec 14 Off Highway 89 near Calpine Summit down Whitehawk Ranch
Barry Creek B
CE
- Fuels management On Hold N/A N/A Don Fregulia
530-836-2575
dfregulia@fs.fed.us
Description: Fuels reduction treatments on private land using Steven's Funds
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T21N R13E sec13 and sec 14 Off Highway 89 near Calpine Summit down to Whitehawk Ranch
Barry Creek C
CE
- Fuels management On Hold N/A N/A Don Fregulia
530-836-2575
dfregulia@fs.fed.us
Description: Fuels reduction treatments on private land using Steven's Funds
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T21N R13E sec13 and sec 14 Off Highway 89 near Calpine Summit down to Whitehawk Ranch
Beckwourth-Crocker Multi-Purpose Trails Project
EA
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Lisa Sedlacek
530-836-7126
lsedlacek@fs.fed.us
Description: Develop a multi-purpose (hiking, biking, OHVs, equestrian) trail connecting the Crocker Campground with Red Clover Valley. Establish a staging area at the intersection of Forest Highway 177 and Forest Road 24N23.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41454
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T 23 and 24N, R14E, Sections 33, 28, 29, 20, 21,16,17 Crocker Campground to road 29N49Y, connecting to quarry road 24N64X to the BG intersection, Crocker Mountain #33
Cow and Freeman Creeks Stream Improvement Project (Prop50)
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Watershed management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/12/2014
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 Antonio Duenas
530-836-7156
tduenas@fs.fed.us
Description: In stream-channel work would include check-dam and grade control structures, laying back banks, and installation of rock structures within the stream to improve fish habitat.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Cow Creek: T23N R13E Section 6 and T24N R13E Section 31. Freeman Creek: T24N R12E Section36. The vicinity of the proposed project is located in the Big Grizzly Creek HUC6 watershed, about 6 miles north of Portola and on the west side of Lake Davis.
Discovery Placer Exploration Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
01/09/2013
Expected: 09/2015 10/2015 Leslie Edlund
530-283-7650
ledlund@fs.fed.us
Description: Claimant proposes to sample the sub-surface material along the remnant stream terrace of Eureka Creek to assess mineral content. Up to 20 test trenches would be excavated with a backhoe.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40981
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T22N, R11E, NE 1/4 of Section 1, MDBM The Discovery claim is located along NFS Road 23N37 at Eureka Creek, north of Johnsville, CA.
Eastside Underburn Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/15/2014
Est. Comment Period
06/2015
Expected: 10/2015 11/2015 Sara Billings
530-836-7136
sbillings@fs.fed.us
Description: This project proposes to enhance resource protection from wildfire, improve forest health, and maintain and continue restoring fire adapted ecosystems on the eastside of the Beckwourth District through underburning.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45650
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen, Plumas. LEGAL - Not Applicable North of highway 70, south and west of highway 395 and east of Antelope Lake
Elwell Lakes Lodge Permit Re-issue
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2015
Expected: 08/2015 01/2016 Debra Fryberger-Eby
530-836-7120
dfrybergereby@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-issue a 20 year special use permit for Elwell Lakes Lodge.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Section 7 and 8, T. 21 N., R. 12 E., Mt. Diablo Meridian Elwell Lakes Lodge is located in the Lakes Basin Recreation Area near the community of Graeagle, California.
Feather River Inn Water System
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2015
Expected: 10/2015 10/2015 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.
Frazier Creek Placer Exploration Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
06/10/2014
Est. Comment Period
08/2015
Expected: 10/2015 04/2016 Leslie Edlund
530-283-7650
ledlund@fs.fed.us
Description: Exploration for minerals using hand tools to excavate material. Material processed through a highbanker. Water pumped from Frazier Creek and returned to settling pit. Plan will authorize replacement of gate and use of gate and spur road.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T22N, R12E, Section 27 Frazier Creek just south of Gold Lake Highway and south of the town of Graeagle.
Happy Valley Aspen and Meadow Restoration Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*

   *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Analysis Completed Expected: 08/2015
Actual: 08/27/2015
12/2015 Matthew Jedra
530-836-7192
mjedra@fs.fed.us
Description: Restore and release aspen from conifer competition, as well as to restore the original meadow and potential areas to their historic state surrounding the aspen stand.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T23N, R12E, S2, 3 and 10 8 miles NE of the town of Cromberg, CA, on Highway 89/70, off of Mt. Tomba Rd to Forest Road 23N11, in the Happy Valley Area.
Ingalls Underburn
CE

   *NEW LISTING*

   *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Analysis Completed Expected: 06/2015
Actual: 06/22/2015
09/2015 Kyla Sabo
530-836-7157
kylasabo@fs.fed.us
Description: Underburn units to reduce fuel loadings within the project area.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T24N, R12E, Sec 11-16, T24N, R13E, Sec 8, 9, 16, 17 North and northwest of Lake Davis
Lakes Basin Forest Health Project
EIS

   *UPDATED*
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Recreation management
- Forest products
Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register
08/2015
Expected: 06/2017 10/2017 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
Last Chance Creek Phase II Restoration Project
EIS
- Watershed management On Hold N/A N/A Antonio Duenas
530-836-7156
tduenas@fs.fed.us
Description: Restore the hydrologic function of approximately 7.8 miles of Last Chance Creek and 402 acres of degraded meadow system.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - The project area is in Sections 9, 10, 11, 14, and 15 of T26N, R13E and Sections 15, 16, and 17 of T26N, R14E. Last Chance HUC 5 watershed
Long Lake Boat Storage Special Use Permit
CE

   *NEW LISTING*

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/29/2015
Expected: 10/2015 11/2015 Debra Fryberger-Eby
530-836-7120
dfrybergereby@fs.fed.us
Description: The Long Lake Boat Assoc. has requested a permit to store personal watercraft at Long Lake. The proposal includes building a boat house and installing a removable dock. Several types of watercraft are proposed; gas, electric and non-motorized.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T 21 N, R 12 E, Sec 7 Long Lake in the Lakes Basin Recreation Area.
Mills Placer Exploration Project
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
08/13/2014
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 Leslie Edlund
530-283-7650
ledlund@fs.fed.us
Description: Excavation of test pits with a tracked excavator. Material will be removed, scanned with a metal detector and then returned to the hole. Some brush and logging slash will be moved to access the test areas.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T21N, R12E, Sections 9 & 10, MDBM The claim is located south of Mills Peak Lookout and south of the community of Graeagle.
Ramelli and Hall Allotments
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Grazing management On Hold N/A N/A Scott Lusk
530-836-7165
salusk@fs.fed.us
Description: The Ramelli and Hall range allotments are currently vacant. The project proposes to allow them to be utilized as a swing allotment.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=21898
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen, Plumas. LEGAL - portions of sections 25-31, 1-11, 16-34 Beckwourth Ranger District
Rush Skeleton Weed Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Comment Period
04/08/2015
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 Michael Friend
530-836-7167
mjfriend@fs.fed.us
Description: Rush skeleton weed would be sprayed with aminocyclopyrachlor chlorsulfuron (e.g. Perspective)or aminopyralid triclopyr (e.g. Capstone or Milestone Plus) or a combination of these herbicides with A surfactant (e.g. methylated seed oil) and dye.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43804
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T22N, R11E, Sec. 1, SE 1/4 of NE 1/4. Eureka Creek at Discovery Mine and adjacent to National Forest System road 23N37, approximately 3 air miles northwest of the Beckwourth Ranger Station. T22N, R11E, Sec. 1, SE 1/4 of NE 1/4.
Two Rivers Soccer Camp Permit Re-issue
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/01/2015
Expected: 09/2015 09/2015 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
Feather River RD Abandoned Mine Closures 2015
CE

   *NEW LISTING*

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
08/13/2015
Expected: 10/2015 10/2015 Donna Duncan
530-532-7461
dmduncan@fs.fed.us
Description: Closure of abandoned mine openings at 6 sites, for public safety. Use of bat friendly gates in openings with bat habitat. Use of foam plugs in other openings. Closure of non-system access routes.
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte, Plumas, Sierra. LEGAL - Not Applicable T21N, R9E, Sec 17; T21N, R10E, Sec 8, 24 & 18; T22N, R10E, Sec 29; T23N, R6E, Sec26;
7N7 Mining Plan of Operations
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology Cancelled N/A N/A Donna Duncan
530-532-7461
dmduncan@fs.fed.us
Description: Use of backhoe/frontloader to dig sample holes up to 10 ft deep. Total of 25 cy or less. Materail to be sluiced in Nelson creek. Occupancy on claim in campers, with toilets/porta-potties.
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T22N, R11E, Sec30 West branch of Nelson Creek, Aprrox 6 miles west of Johnsville, CA
California Department of Water Resources - Amend permit to install a streamgauge at 2nd location
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Deb Schoenberg
530-532-7460
dschoenberg@fs.fed.us
Description: CA DWR proposes to install a streamgauge station at the PG&E Miocene Dam near Magalia.
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte. LEGAL - SE 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Section 30, T23N, R4E Miocene Dam near Magalia, California
Challenge Substation Salvage
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management
- Forest products
Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2015
Actual: 07/01/2015
07/2015 Eric Murphy
530-532-8922
ejmurphy@fs.fed.us
Description: Salvage 5 large ponderosa pines cut at Pacific Gas and Electric Company substation for line protection.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47247
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Yuba. LEGAL - T19N R7E SW1/4 Section 20 Immediately east of, and along side of, intersection of LaPorte and Old LaPorte roads
Feather River Ranger District Abandoned Mine Closures 2015
CE

   *NEW LISTING*

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
08/14/2015
Expected: 10/2015 10/2015 Donna Duncan
530-283-7614
dmduncan@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed action includes closing the abandoned mine openings and removal of trash on the sites. Items identified as historical will not be disturbed. Non-system access routes not required for other forest uses will be closed and reclaimed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47565
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T21N, R9E, sec 17; T21N, R10E, Sec 18, 24; T22N, R10E, Sec 8, 29; T23N, R6E, Sec 26 Famous 49er AML site, Pacific AML site, Wahoo Air Shaft AML site, Ophir Mine AML site, Sawmill Ridge AML site, Little North Fork AML site
Forbestown - Community Protection Fuel Reduction (CPFR)
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/20/2015
Est. Comment Period
12/2015
Expected: 02/2016 02/2016 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 community of Forbestown, enhance firefighter safety and remove hazardous trees along roads.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47250
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte, Yuba. LEGAL - T19N R6E Sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 14, 15 and 16 Roadside corridors and accessible Forest lands around the community of Forbestown, CA.
HDH/Millet Mining Plan Of Operations
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
08/17/2011
Est. Comment Period
08/2015
Expected: 10/2015 10/2015 Donna Duncan
760-379-5646
dmduncan@fs.fed.us
Description: Placer mining. Panning, sluicing, dredging. Use of non-system road.
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T20N, R9E, Sec 10, 15, 16 Feather River Ranger District, Plumas national Forest, along Canyon Creek
Hughes Pond California Red-Legged Frog (CRLF) Critical Habitat Restoration Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*

   *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
08/21/2015
Expected: 09/2015 10/2015 Cindy Roberts
530-532-7467
ckroberts@fs.fed.us
Description: Critical habitat for the California Red-Legged Frog, a federally listed threatened species, has been designated within the French Creek watershed. The primary goal is to protect and improve breeding habitat by controlling water levels.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47613
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte. LEGAL - Mount Diablo Meridian, California, T. 22 N., R. 5 E., Section 34 Hughes Pond is located approximately 3 miles northwest of Brush Creek Work Station.
Last Chance Mining Plan of Operations
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
08/17/2011
Est. Comment Period
08/2015
Expected: 10/2015 10/2015 Donna Duncan
530-532-7461
dmduncan@fs.fed.us
Description: Placer mining along Slate Creek. Dredging, panning and sluicing. Use of non-system road and gated access.
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas, Sierra. LEGAL - T21N, R9E, Sec 11 Feather River Ranger District, slate creek
Pearson Mine Plan of Operations
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
06/17/2013
Est. Comment Period
08/2015
Expected: 10/2015 11/2015 Donna Duncan
530-283-7614
dmduncan@fs.fed.us
Description: Underground exploration in existing mines, using explosives (with proper permit) and rock drills underground, and a skip loader outside the portals as well as to maintain the old access road. No processing on site. Camp trailer for overnight stays.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44952
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T22N, R10E, Sec 32 one mile North of Howland Flat
Peavine Creek, Coon Creek and Buckhorn Creek Aquatic Organism Passage Improvements
CE

   *NEW LISTING*

   *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Watershed management
Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2014
Actual: 05/23/2014
05/2014 Cindy Roberts
530-532-7467
ckroberts@fs.fed.us
Description: The Peavine Creek, Coon Creek and Buckhorn Creek Aquatic Organism Passage (AOP) Improvement Project would upgrade road stream crossing drainage infrastructures to restore upstream and downstream passage to high quality aquatic habitats.
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte. LEGAL - T22N R6E section 21; T23N R7E section 20 The Peavine Creek, Coon Creek and Buckhorn Creek AOP Improvements Project is located along Forest Service (FS) Road #22N12X and #22N18 in Butte County, California
Pendola Silviculture Project
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2011
Actual: 06/06/2011
08/2011 Errol Solomon
530-532-7413
esolomon@fs.fed.us
Description: The Feather River Ranger District (PNF) is proposing to treat a minimum of 160 acres of plantation ground within the Pendola boundary. Treatments will include: mastication, hand cutting and piling, pile burning, under burning, reforesting and release
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T18N R7E S2,11,12, 14, 15, and 26. Located near Bullards Reservoir and adjacent to the Challenge community
Provost, Rod - renew permit for existing access road.
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Deb Schoenberg
530-532-7460
dschoenberg@fs.fed.us
Description: Continued use and maintenance of an existing access road, approximately 150' on National Forest System lands, to private property.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34303
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T22N, R9E, Section 34 Near Little Grass Valley Reservoir, north of La Porte, California
Reissue Special Use Permit - for Paradise Lake Picnic Area and Access Road
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/10/2015
Expected: 09/2015 11/2015 Mary Sullivan
530-532-7460
mcsullivan@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue two Special Use Permits to Paradise Irrigation District (P.I.D.) for the Paradise Lake Picnic Area; and access road operation and maintenance.
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte. LEGAL - T23N R3E, Sections 12 & 18 Paradise Lake, Magalia, CA
Sugarloaf Hazardous Fuels Reduction
EIS

   *NEW LISTING*

   *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Special area management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2014
Actual: 09/18/2014,
09/18/2014,
09/19/2014
11/2014 Carol Spinos
530-534-6500
cspinos@fs.fed.us
Description: Reduce hazardous fuels around the communities of La Porte and American House and reintroduce fire to the landscape.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36549
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte. LEGAL - T22N, R10E, S19, 20, 29-32, T22N, R9E, S24, 25, 35, 36. T21N, R10E, S5-8, T21N, R9E, S1-3, 5-12, 14-22, 27-32, T21N, R8E, S24-26, 35, 36, T20N, R8E, S1, 2, 22, 27, 28, 33, 34 Adjacent to the communities of American House and La Porte within the southeast portion of the Feather River Ranger District
Taber Mine Plan of Operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
07/17/2012
Est. Comment Period
07/2015
Expected: 10/2015 10/2015 Donna Duncan
530-532-7461
dmduncan@fs.fed.us
Description: Continued Maintenance and clearing of the existing adit. Repair and maintenance of the access road. Use of backhoe to transport material from the adit to the wash plant. Use and maintenance of the settling pond. Use of the historic cabin.
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T22N, R9E, Sec 30 Just off the La Porte road, about 7 miles NE of La Porte, CA
Plumas National Forest, Mt. Hough Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Shenandoah Abandoned Mine Closure
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
06/01/2011
Expected: 07/2015 09/2015 Leslie Edlund
530-283-7650
ledlund@fs.fed.us
Description: Closure of 5 mine adits at the Shenandoah Mine. Mine closure will provide for public safety. Bat gates and culverts will be installed as needed.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T25N, R7E, NE 1/4 of Section 28 Shenandoah Mine is located within the Bucks Lake Wilderness above the town of Rich Bar.
Antelope Lake Fuels Reduction
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Fuels management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/22/2015
Expected: 08/2015 08/2015 Maurice Huynh
530-836-2575
mlhuynh@fs.fed.us
Description: This is a project designed to reduce hazardous fuels in and around the Antelope Lake Recreation Area. Proposed activities include hand thinning and piling, grapple piling, prescribed burning and/or pile burning.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Township 27N, Range 12E, Sections 13, 14, 15, 23, and 24, MDBM, Plumas County, California The total project area is approximately 388 acres and is located north of Antelope Lake and within the Antelope Lake Recreation Area along National Forest System Roads 27N41 and 27N47
Butterfly Twain Fuels Reduction and Landscape Restoration Project
EA

   *NEW LISTING*

   *UPDATED*
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2015
Expected: 10/2016 10/2016 David Kinateder
530-283-7673
djkinateder@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed activities include: reduction of hazardous fuels; improvement of forest health; restoration of plant and wildlife habitat; improvement of transportation system; soil and water quality improvement; and reduction of invasive plant infestations
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.
Cal Trans Chips Creek Mineral Materials Permit
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
06/24/2015
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 Donna Duncan
530-283-7614
dmduncan@fs.fed.us
Description: Cal Trans removal of 150 cubic yards of material from the Chips Creek disposal site, for landscaping in the Quincy Maint. yard and along Hwy 70 for roadside landscaping. Material to be screened & washed on site. Reclamation to include recontouring.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T25N, R6E, Sec 23 SE Along Hwy 70 in the Feather River canyon, Mile marker 13.58, adjacent to Chips Creek
Caribou #2 Pole Replacement
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Erika Brenzovich
530-283-7622
ebrenzovich@fs.fed.us
Description: PGE proposes to replace 2 transmission/power line poles nea Snake lake and Keddie along highway 89 and 70 (PG&E Project #30876102)
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Southwest quater of T25N, R9E, sections 26 and Northwest quarter of T25N, R9E,section 32. Project is located west of highway 89 and 70 and est of Snake Lake and South of Keddie along highway 89 and 70.
Grays Flat Quincy-Caribou PGE Pole Replacement
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Erika Brenzovich
530-283-7622
ebrenzovich@fs.fed.us
Description: PGE is proposing replacing 16 wood utility poles in two areas on NFS Lands. These two areas are along the Grays Flat-Quincy Caribou #2 Line (PG&E Project #30783963).
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T25N, R7E, section 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, and 23 The proposed treatment area is the power line between Grays Flat adn Quincy Caribou #2 Line.
Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch Outfitting and Guiding Permit reissue
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/26/2012
Expected: 10/2015 11/2015 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
Herby's Mining Plan of Operations
EA

   *NEW LISTING*

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
08/13/2015
Est. Comment Period
11/2015
Expected: 05/2016 05/2016 Donna Duncan
530-283-7614
dmduncan@fs.fed.us
Description: Locatable minerals exploration. Use of small rubber tired tractor for road maintenance and removing overburden and waste rock. Occupancy in camp trailer.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47642
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T26N, R12E, Sec 4, MDBM Southwest of Antelope Lake
Lorenzen - Haskins Creek Water Association Amendment
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2015
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 Elizabeth Sousa
530-283-7622
esousa@fs.fed.us
Description: Cabin owner in Haskins Valley is proposing to dig a trench for a waterline and also be added to a water association special use permit.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Not Applicable T23N R7E section 12
Mt Hough Abandoned Mine Closures-2015
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
06/25/2015
Expected: 09/2015 10/2015 Donna Duncan
530-283-7614
dmduncan@fs.fed.us
Description: Safety closures for 3 abandoned mines, using bat friendly gates or filling in (possibly using PUF). Removal of non-historic trash.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T27N, R9E, Sec 16 NE; T26N, R8E, Sec 18 NE; T26N, R9E, Sec 23 NE West of Greenville, CA, Mt Hough Ranger District
Mt. Hough Range Allotment Project
EA
- Grazing management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2015
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 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. Six allotments are included: Lone Rock, Lights Creek, Antelope, Antelope Lake, Hungry Creek, and Taylor Lake.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - portions of sections in T27N R12E Mt Hough Ranger District
Pioneer/Caribou Mining Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
05/28/2015
Est. Comment Period
10/2015
Expected: 12/2015 03/2016 Leslie Edlund
530-283-7650
ledlund@fs.fed.us
Description: Excavation of underground river channel deposits with hand tools. Material to be loaded into ore cart for extraction. Material is processed through a trommel. Finer material is amalgamated.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T26N, R7E, Sections 27 and 34, MDBM Approximately 6 miles northeast of Belden, CA
Rich Fire Restoration: National Forest System (NFS) Road 25N20 Improvement Project
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/30/2015
Expected: 06/2015 07/2015 Kurt Sable
530-258-5176
ksable@fs.fed.us
Description: The project would entail improving drainage on NFS Road 25N20 by outsloping, installing drainage dips and armoring road surface and drainage outlets; As well as replacing existing culverts with low water crossings on the NFS 25N20K spur.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46878
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - The entire project is located within Township 25N, Range 8E, and sections 18, 20-23, and 26-28. (MDBM) NFS road 25N20 begins near Virgilia, California, off of State Highway 70, and climbs the south side of the Freather River Canyon. NFS spur 25N20K is a spur road off NFS road 25N20 in the same area.
South Alma Salvage
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/11/2015
Expected: 06/2015 07/2015 Frank Hanson
530-283-7647
fhanson@fs.fed.us
Description: The project includes salvage of commercial timber blown down within 25 acres of the Chip's Fire salvage area. Proposed activities include bucking-trimming, log skidding operation, landing operations, log haul, and slash treatment.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T27N, R8E, Sec. 28, 29, 32, & 33, Mt Diablo Base & Meridian This project is located within the footprint of the 2012 Chips Fire immediately south of Lake Almanor, CA, southwest of the unincorporated town of Canyon Dam, CA.
Spanish Creek Campground Mineral Withdrawal
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/18/2014
Est. Comment Period
08/2015
Expected: 10/2015 10/2015 Erika Brenzovich
530-283-7622
ebrenzovich@fs.fed.us
Description: Project proposal is to withdraw 82.5 acres encompassing the Spanish Creek Campground from mineral location, entry, and patenting.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Not Applicable Spanish Creek Campground, approximately 6 miles northwest of Quincy, CA. Legal location T25N, R9E, Section 15, MDBM.
Storrie and Rich Fire Areas Invasive Plant Treatment Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period
02/05/2014
Expected: 10/2015 03/2016 Gretchen Jehle
530-283-7619
gjehle@fs.fed.us
Description: Treat up to 200 acres annually of priority invasive plant infestations using a combination of manual, mechanical, cultural, and chemical methods on NFS lands in watersheds affected by the Storrie and Rich Fires.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38602
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T23N R5E; T23N R6E; T24N R5E; T24N R5E; T24N R6E; T24N R7E; T25N R6E; T25N R7E; T25N R8E; T26N R6E; T26N R7E; T26N R8E Watersheds affected by the Storrie and Rich fires, approximately 20 miles northwest of Quincy, California; nearest town is Belden.
Whitlock Ravine Staging Area Development
EA
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Elizabeth Sousa
530-283-7622
esousa@fs.fed.us
Description: Create gravel parking and install barriers for an Off Highway Vehicle and Snowmobile Staging Area.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T24N R8E Section 12 Whitlock Ravine off County Road 435
Wildcat Fuels Reduction and Vegetation Management Project (Wildcat Project)
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
In Progress
Comment Period
04/22/2015
Expected: 09/2015 11/2015 Maurice Huynh
530-283-7653
mlhuynh@fs.fed.us
Description: The Wildcat Project proposes to reduce fuels, improve forest health, reduce invasives and improve water quality. The activities include decommissioning non-system and system roads,use of herbicides for invasives and wood product.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43435
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T27N R12E Sections 1-3, 10-12, 14 and 15; T27N R13E Section 6; T28N R12E Sections 13-16, 21-24, 25, 28, 34-36; and T28N R13E Sections 30 and 31; Mount Diablo Base Meridian (MDBM) The Wildcat Project is on the Mt. Hough Ranger District of the Plumas National Forest; approximately 3 miles southeast of Janesville and south of Susanville, California.
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