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)
- 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
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
12/18/2013
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 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
07/11/2012
Expected: 02/2015 02/2015 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
Big Grizzly Creek Stream Improvement Project
CE
- Watershed management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
09/2014
Expected: 10/2014 06/2015 Don Kozlowski
530-836-7145
dkozlowski@fs.fed.us
Description: In stream-channel work would include check-dam and grade control structures, laying back stream banks, re-vegetation of banks, and installation of rock structures within the stream to increase fish habitat.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T24N R12E & R13E Sections 21, 23 and 24 Approximately 6 miles north of Portola and on the west side of Lake Davis, CA, on Big Grizzly Creek
Discovery Placer Exploration Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
01/09/2013
Expected: 03/2015 05/2015 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.
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.
Dixie Mountain Refuge Road Closure
CE
- Road management Analysis Completed Expected: 10/2014
Actual: 09/23/2014
10/2014 Kyla Sabo
530-836-7157
kylasabo@fs.fed.us
Description: There are two non-system roads located off the 26N70 road. One road will be obliterated (0.08 miles). The other road will be gated to limit access (0.10 miles).
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T25N, R14E, Sections 23 and 27 North of (to be renamed) Squaw Valley, in the Dixie Mountain State Game Refuge, off the paved road 26N70
Eastside Underburn Project
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 06/2015 10/2015 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
Frazier Creek Placer Exploration Project
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
06/10/2014
Est. Comment Period
10/2014
Expected: 03/2015 04/2015 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.
Hayden Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/13/2013
Est. Comment Period
11/2014
Expected: 04/2015 06/2015 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
- Forest products
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register
01/2015
Expected: 12/2015 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 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
Lava Spring Aspen and Spring Enhancement Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/11/2014
Expected: 11/2014 01/2015 Debra Bliss
530-836-7160
dbliss@fs.fed.us
Description: There are four parts: 1)Remove non-functioning spring developments, 2)Remove conifers (juniper and pine)from aspen stand, 3)Obilitirate non-system road bisecting meadow, and 4)Underburn meadow to open up ground for aspen regenration.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T. 24 N, R. 14 E, Sec. 10 One mile east of County Road 177 (Red Clover Valley) and six miles west of Dixie Mountain.
McKesick Peak and Ferris Fields Allotments Project
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period
04/23/2014
Expected: 11/2014 01/2015 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
Mills Placer Exploration Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
08/13/2014
Expected: 11/2014 04/2015 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
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/06/2014
Est. Comment Period
11/2014
Expected: 02/2015 04/2015 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
03/11/2014
Expected: 02/2015 06/2015 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.
Squirrel Creek Mine Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
11/19/2013
Expected: 10/2014 04/2015 Leslie Edlund
530-283-7650
ledlund@fs.fed.us
Description: Excavation of 20-30 test pits to sample the sub-surface material on the claim. Exacavated material would be processed through a trommel. Water would be pumped from Squirrel Creek to the processing area and discharged to a settling pit.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T22N, R11E, Sections 2 & 3 Squirrel Creek, along NFS Road 23N08, West of Graeagle, CA
Plumas National Forest, Feather River Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
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
Debbie Lu Mining Plan of Operations
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
03/20/2014
Expected: 08/2014 08/2014 Donna Duncan
530-283-7614
dmduncan@fs.fed.us
Description: Lode mining exploration using hand tools and a small garden-type tractor to maintain old access road. No processing on site, no over-night occupancy.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44948
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte. LEGAL - T21N, R6E, Sec 30 Near Berry Creek, CA
Geraldine Mining Plan of Operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
04/18/2012
Est. Comment Period
08/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 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
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
Hawkeye Tunnel Plan of Operations
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
03/13/2014
Expected: 08/2014 08/2014 Donna Duncan
530-283-7614
dmduncan@fs.fed.us
Description: Underground exploration in existing mine adit. Long term occupancy in camp trailer. Use of sluice box and existing settling ponds.
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T22N, R10E, Sec 32 Howland Flat area
Last Chance Mining Plan of Operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
08/17/2011
Est. Comment Period
09/2014
Expected: 10/2014 05/2015 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
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
06/17/2013
Est. Comment Period
08/2014
Expected: 09/2014 09/2014 Donna Duncan
530-283-7614
dmduncan@fs.fed.us
Description: Underground exploration in existing mines, using explosives (with propoer 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. Canp 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
Pendola Silviculture Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- 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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Special area management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
FEIS NOA in Federal Register
06/26/2014
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
10/2014
Expected: 12/2014 05/2015 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
Union Hill Hazardous Fuels and Ecological Restoration Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/14/2013
Est. Comment Period
01/2015
Expected: 09/2015 11/2015 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: 01/2015 04/2015 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.
Bila PGE Telephone Pole Replacement Project
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2014
Actual: 07/22/2014
09/2014 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 Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2014
Actual: 08/15/2014
09/2014 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.
Burton Gulch Placer Mining Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology Analysis Completed Expected: 08/2014
Actual: 08/05/2014
09/2014 Leslie Edlund
530-283-7650
ledlund@fs.fed.us
Description: The Plan of Operations proposes excavaton of dry gulch bottoms with a mini excavator. Material will be scanned with a metal detector to recover minerals.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T24N, R8E, Sections 4, 5 & 9 Burton Gulch, northwest of Meadow Valley
Caribou #2 Pole Replacement
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 11/2014 11/2014 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.
Grays Flat Quincy-Caribou PGE Pole Replacement
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/14/2013
Expected: 11/2014 11/2014 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: 03/2015 03/2015 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
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
Storrie and Rich Fire Areas Invasive Plant Treatment Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period
02/05/2014
Expected: 04/2017 04/2017 Katherine Carpenter
530-283-7619
kacarpenter@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
11/2014
Expected: 03/2015 05/2015 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
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/29/2014
Est. Comment Period
08/2015
Expected: 02/2015 05/2015 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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