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
Mammoth Base Area Land Exchange
EA
- Land ownership management Developing Proposal
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
07/2014
Expected: 01/2015 02/2015 Sheila Irons
760-924-5534
sirons@fs.fed.us
Description: Exchange of approximately 21 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 1,500 acres of 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, Mount Whitney 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 Main Lodge, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area
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, 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 Herbicide Vegetation Management Program
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
12/18/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
04/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Erika Brenzovich
530-283-7622
ebrenzovich@fs.fed.us
Description: PG&E proposes to use herbicides in the right of way of 14 transmission lines in order to reduce the risk of fire and maintain a high standard of reliability. Spraying vegetation along Caribou Road was removed from the analysis.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35104
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District, Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte, Plumas, Yuba. LEGAL - Not Applicable Located on the Plumas National Forest within 14 different transmission power lines
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
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
07/11/2012
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
04/2014
Expected: 05/2014 06/2014 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)
Baiocchi's Troutfitters Fish Guide Service
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 04/2014 04/2014 Lisa Sedlacek
530-836-7126
lsedlacek@fs.fed.us
Description: This proposal is to re-issue a SUP for a full-Service fly fishing guide, Service from January 1 to December 31 on Lake Davis, Frenchman's Reservoir, Lake Almanor, Jamison Creek and the Middle Fork of the Feather River between Clio and Sloat.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Not Applicable Lake Davis, Frenchman's Reservoir, the Middle Fork of the Feather River between Clio and Sloat (recreation portion, Jamison Creek and Lake Almanor.
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 In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
07/26/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
05/2014
Expected: 06/2015 03/2017 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
Discovery Placer Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress

01/09/2013
Expected: 08/2014 08/2014 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.
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.
Fathers Day Weekend Fishing Derby- Graeagle Plumas Alliance
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 04/2014 06/2014 Lisa Sedlacek
530-836-7126
lsedlacek@fs.fed.us
Description: This application is for a 5-year special use recreation permit from the Graeagle Plumas Alliance in coordination with the Plumas County and the California Department of Fish and Game.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Lake Davis is located in Sections 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 33, 34, 35 T24N R13E Sections 1, 2, 3 T23N R13E MDM. Lake Davis, this proposal is to include all fishing access points and boat ramps around the lake. The recreation event will use the following boat launching facilities, Honker Cove, Camp 5, Mallard Cove, Lightning Tree and Coot Bay.
Hayden Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/13/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
04/2014
Expected: 09/2014 09/2014 Kyla Sabo
530-836-7157
kylasabo@fs.fed.us
Description: Reduce fuel loading within the Wildland Urban Interface surrounding the communities of Portola, Delleker, Mabie and Lake David Highlands while promoting a healthy, diverse, fire-resilient forest structure and improve watershed health.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40385
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Not Applicable North of the communites of Delleker, Mabie, Portola and Lake Davis Highlands
Lakes Basin Forest Health Project
EIS
- Recreation management
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register
09/2014
Expected: 08/2015 05/2016 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 Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register
07/2014
Expected: 05/2015 06/2016 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
Layman Association Water Tank Replacement and re-issuance of a Special Use Permit.
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/03/2013
Expected: 04/2014 05/2014 Kyla Sabo
530-836-7157
kylasabo@fs.fed.us
Description: Layman Association of cabin owners plan to replace a water tank that was damaged during the winter of 2012/2013. The work will include the removal of the old tank. The new tank will be re-connected to the existing pipes.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Section 30, T23N, R12E Located within Management Area 34; Mohawk Section 30, T23N, R 12E, The tank is located just off FR 23N04 on the original Cub Valley Roadbed.
Lost Sierra Run, proposed date Saturday September 6, 2014. To issue a 5-year Special Use Permit.
CE
- Special use management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 04/2014 09/2014 Lisa Sedlacek
530-836-7126
lsedlacek@fs.fed.us
Description: This proposal is to issue a 5-year recreation Special Use Permit to the Sierra Butte Trail Stewardship for an endurance run on Saturday September 6, 2014 in the Lakes Basin Recreation Area. The district has a cap of 500 participants.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas, Sierra. LEGAL - Lakes Basin Recreation Area: Graeagle, Gray Eagle Creek Tr, Smith Lake Tr, Mt.Elwell Tr, Silver Lake Tr, Mud Lake Tr, Long Lake Connect Tr, Silver Lake Connect Tr, Round Lake Tr,GL HWY, Mill Peak-89. Lakes Basin Recreation Area in Plumas and Sierra Counties.
McKesick Peak and Ferris Fields Allotments Project
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
04/23/2014
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
05/2014
Expected: 08/2014 08/2014 Kyla Sabo
530-836-7157
kylasabo@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of this project is to re-authorize continued livestock grazing consistent with Federal laws and regulations in a manner that maintains or improves project area resource conditions.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41939
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen, Plumas. LEGAL - The McKesick Peak Allotment is located in T26N, R14E, Sections 13, 14, 22-24, T26N, R15E, Sections 17-23, 26-29, 33-35. The Ferris Fields Allotment is located in T26N, R15E, portions of sections 30-33 North of Frenchman Lake
Mohawk Placer
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress

09/11/2013
Expected: 04/2014 06/2014 Donna Duncan
530-283-7650
ledlund@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to use a rubber traceked excavator to dig 4 test trenches. Trenches would be 24' long x 2' wide x 2' deep. Maerial that is excavted would be scanned with a metal detector to recover mineral material. Trenches will be reclaimed.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T21N, R12E, SE 1/4 of Section 11, MDBM Access is off Gold Lake Highway to the 721 Road to Church Creek Road.
Ramelli and Hall Allotments
EA
- Grazing management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 12/2014 01/2015 Scott Lusk
530-836-7165
salusk@fs.fed.us
Description: Ramelli and Hall Range Allotments Analysis
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
Scoping Start
01/13/2014
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
04/2014
Expected: 06/2014 06/2014 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.
Smith Peak/Lake Davis Motorized and Non-Motorized Trail Planning
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/26/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice
02/2015
Expected: 03/2015 02/2017 Debra Fryberger-Eby
928-535-7300
dfrybergereby@fs.fed.us
Description: Development of a winter and summer Recreation Mangement Plan for motorized and non-motorized recreation in the Jackson Creek, Smith Peak and Lake Davis Area.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Westernmost T23N, R11E, Sec.22 Easternmost T23N, R 13E, Section 26 Jackson Creek, Smith Peak and Lake Davis Recreation Area
Plumas National Forest , Feather River Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
7N7 Mining Plan of Operations
CE
- Minerals and Geology On Hold 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
Geraldine Mining Plan of Operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
04/18/2012
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
04/2014
Expected: 07/2014 07/2014 Donna Duncan
530-532-7461
dmduncan@fs.fed.us
Description: Exploratory work in existing mine adit. Travel on non-system road and staging area near adit.
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte. LEGAL - T19N, R6E, Sec 3,10 Near Old Forbestown
HDH/Millet Mining Plan Of Operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
08/17/2011
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
04/2014
Expected: 07/2014 07/2014 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
Last Chance Mining Plan of Operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
08/17/2011
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
04/2014
Expected: 07/2014 07/2014 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
Oregon Peak Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/10/2014
Expected: 04/2014 08/2014 JoAnna Arroyo
530-532-7429
jarroyo@fs.fed.us
Description: The project purpose is to remove vegetation along a section of road and in addition remove vegetation, prescribed burning, and plant seedlings in an owl PAC.
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Yuba. LEGAL - T18N, R7E, S28&34; T19, R7, S29&32 West of Bullard's Bar and west of Oregon Hill Road between Dobbins and Oregon Peak, Yuba County, California
Pendola Silviculture Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
On Hold N/A N/A 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
Sugarloaf Hazardous Fuels Reduction
EIS
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Special area management
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
07/26/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
06/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 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
10/10/2012
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
04/2014
Expected: 07/2014 07/2014 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
Union Hill Hazardous Fuels and Ecological Restoration Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/14/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
05/2014
Expected: 08/2014 10/2014 Carol Spinos
530-534-6500
cspinos@fs.fed.us
Description: Modify hazardous fuels conditions to protect local communities. Overcrowded forests pose an increased risk to watersheds and forest resources. Implement restoration activities to improve watershed conditions, enhance wildlife/aquatic habitat, meadows
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41053
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T19N,R8E, S2; T20N, R8E, S22, 25, 26, 27, 35; T20N, R9E, S6, 7, 8, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 30; T21N, R9E, S31. West and south of the community of LaPorte, California
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
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
06/01/2011
Expected: 05/2014 06/2014 Leslie Edlund
530-283-7650
ledlund@fs.fed.us
Description: Closure of 3 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.
Bila PGE Telephone Pole Replacement Project
CE
- Special use management In Progress

08/21/2013
Expected: 05/2014 05/2014 Erika Brenzovich
530-283-7622
ebrenzovich@fs.fed.us
Description: PG&E proposes to remove and replace approximatey 25 poles along powerline between Indian Falls and Crescent Mills. New poles will be set 5 feet from old poles with minimal ground disturbance (PG&E project #s 30934013 & 30934088).
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T25N, R9E, section 3 and T26N, R9E, sections 34 and 35. Project is located along highway 89 between highway 70 and Cresent Mills
Bud Lee Placer Mineral Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
12/31/2013
Expected: 04/2014 05/2014 Leslie Edlund
530-283-7650
ledlund@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposal includes excavation of two test trenches to sample the material for mineral potential. Excavated material would be processed through a grizzly and trommel. Water for processing would be pumped from Mill Creek.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T25N, R7E, Section 27 The project is located approximately 25 miles from Quincy, California and southwest of the community of Rich Bar.
Caribou #2 Pole Replacement
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 05/2014 05/2014 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.
Golden Eddie Placer
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress

09/11/2013
Expected: 04/2014 05/2014 Donna Duncan
530-283-7650
dmduncan@fs.fed.us
Description: Mining operation consisting of hand shoveling and panning work. Operation also includes use of a sluice box in the creek and a drywasher 60 feet from the creek. The plan would authorize 4 month occupancy at the site in a self contained motor home.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T26N, R12E, Section 21, MDBM Project is located along Indian Creek along NFS Road 29N43 (Antelope Lake Road). Nearest town is Taylorsville, CA.
Grays Flat Quincy-Caribou PGE Pole Replacement
CE
- Special use management In Progress

08/14/2013
Expected: 04/2014 04/2014 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
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/26/2012
Expected: 07/2014 08/2014 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 Quarry Mineral Materials Permit
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
12/31/2013
Expected: 04/2014 05/2014 Leslie Edlund
530-283-7650
ledlund@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a mineral material contract for extraction of landscape rock. Rock would be taken from the existing quarry.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T26N, R12E, Section 4 The project is located east of Greenville, California and southwest of Antelope Lake.
Mt. Hough Range Allotment Project
EA
- Grazing management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 06/2015 06/2015 Katherine Carpenter
530-283-7619
kacarpenter@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
Storrie and Rich Fire Areas Invasive Plant Treatment Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
02/05/2014
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
03/2014
Expected: 07/2014 07/2014 Chris Christofferson
530-283-7652
cchristofferson@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; nearest town is Belden.
Whitlock Ravine Staging Area Development
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/30/2012
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
05/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 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
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/29/2014
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
06/2014
Expected: 02/2015 05/2015 Elaine Vercruysse
530-283-7651
evercruysse@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.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Not Applicable Wildcat is approximately 25 miles from Greenville California and approximately 6 miles from Janesville, California. The project area is north of Antelope Lake.
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