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
EIS
- Land ownership management In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
08/23/2016
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
02/2017
Expected: 09/2018 09/2018 Janelle Walker
760-924-5523
janellelwalker@fs.fed.us
Description: Exchange of approximately 30.6 acres of National Forest System land, currently under special use authorization to Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, located near the Main Lodge north of Highway 203 for approximately 1317.5 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, Mt. Hough Ranger District, Mi-Wok Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Inyo, Mono, Plumas, Tuolumne. LEGAL - Land to be exchanged is located in T.3S, R. 27E., Sec 30, MDM. Proposal includes the addition of non-federal parcels to the Inyo, Plumas, and Stanislaus National Forests in California The area near Main Lodge, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area would be exchanged for up to 12 non Federal parcels in Inyo, Mono, Plumas and Tuolumne Counties.
Plumas National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest) R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Plumas National Forest Over-Snow Vehicle (OSV) Use Designation
EIS
- Recreation management In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
09/29/2015
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
02/2017
Expected: 12/2017 02/2018 Katherine Carpenter
530-283-7742
kacarpenter@fs.fed.us
Description: Designate over-snow vehicle (OSV) use on National Forest System roads and trails and areas on National Forest System lands as allowed, restricted, or prohibited. Identify trails for snow grooming for OSV use would be conducted.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47124
Location: UNIT - Plumas National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte, Lassen, Plumas, Sierra, Yuba. LEGAL - Not Applicable National Forest System lands administer by the Plumas National Forest (forest-wide).
Plumas National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide) R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Moonlight Fire Invasive Plant Treatment Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
08/19/2015
Est. Comment Period
11/2016
Expected: 05/2017 05/2017 John Slown
406-329-3749
jslown@fs.fed.us
Description: Integrated pest management of up to 500 acres of invasive plant infested areas per year, using herbicides on up to 250 acres per year.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46877
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District, Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T26NR10E; T26NR11E; T26NR12E T27NR10E; T27NR11E:; T27NR12E; T27NR13E T28NR10E;T28NR11E;T28NR12E; T28NR13E; Many Sections, Mount Diablo Base Meridian The project area encompasses watersheds affected by the 2007 Moonlight Fire and ranges approximately 15 to 27 air miles northeast of Quincy, Plumas County, California.
Moonlight Range Allotment Project
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/15/2016
Est. Comment Period
09/2016
Expected: 01/2017 01/2017 Kyla Sabo
530-836-7157
kylasabo@fs.fed.us
Description: Mount Hough Range Allotments in and around Lone Rock Creek, Lights Creek, and Antelope Lake. Four allotments are included: Lone Rock, Lights Creek, Antelope, and Antelope Lake.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41559
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District, Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - portions of sections in T27N R12E Mt Hough Ranger District
Plumas National Forest, Beckwourth Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Cradle Valley Forest Health Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/01/2016
Expected: 11/2016 05/2017 Mary Kliejunas
530-836-7159
mkliejunas@fs.fed.us
Description: To reduce the risk of insect or disease infestation and improve wildlife habitat across 2348-acres. Project activities include conifer removal, road obliteration, streambank stabilization, native planting, removal of in-stream structures.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48318
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen, Plumas. LEGAL - T27N, R13E, many sections and T28N, R13E, Sections 33 & 34 off of the Janesville Grade to Forest Road 28N01 in the Cradle Valley area. This project is located on the far northeastern edge of the Beckwourth Ranger District.
Crocker Multi-Purpose Trail Project
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/22/2016
Est. Comment Period
11/2016
Expected: 06/2017 06/2017 Laura Gray
1-530-836-7157
lgray@fs.fed.us
Description: The Beckwourth Ranger District proposes to develop a multi-purpose trail connecting the Crocker Campground with Red Clover Valley and Dotta Canyon.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49709
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Not Applicable Township 23 North, Range 14 East, Section 33 near the Crocker Guard Station.
Feather River Inn Water System
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2015
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 Robert Hawkins
916-849-8037
rhhawkins@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-Issue a 30 year special use authorization to Schomac, Inc. for the Feather River Inn water system. The water system includes two diversion structures, a storage tank, waterlines and road and trail access.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Section 3, T. 22 N., R. 12 E., Mt Diablo Meridian The water system is located along Bonta Creek just north of the National Forest boundary and the Feather River Inn.
Gold Lake Lodge Permit Transfer
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/29/2016
Expected: 11/2016 11/2016 Debra Fryberger-Eby
530-836-7120
dfrybergereby@fs.fed.us
Description: The improvements at the Gold Lake Lodge have been sold. A 20 year special use permit will be issued to the new owners.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Not Applicable Gold Lake Lodge, Plumas County, CA
Lakes Basin Project
EA
- Forest products
- Recreation management
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/16/2015
Est. Comment Period
07/2016
Expected: 04/2017 02/2018 Kyla Sabo
530-836-7157
kylasabo@fs.fed.us
Description: Improve forest health and reduce hazards around recreation sites. Activities include mechanical thinning, grapple piling, mastication, hand thinning and underburning.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40964
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas, Sierra. LEGAL - Not Applicable Lakes Basin recreation area
Lakes Basin Trails
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/20/2016
Expected: 09/2016 05/2017 Debra Fryberger-Eby
530-836-7120
dfrybergereby@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will add trails to the system within the Lakes Basin Recreation Area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48410
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T22N, R12E, Sections 33-34, T 21N, R12E, Sections 8-10, 15-16, Mills Peak area in the Lakes Basin Recreation Area.
Mohawk Vista Forest Health Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2016
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 Stephen Kraft
503-836-7163
skraft@fs.fed.us
Description: To reduce the extent and risk of insect infestations, vegetation treatments would include: mechanical and hand thinning; mastication; pile and prescribed burning. Decommissioning of unauthorized non-system roads is also proposed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49768
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T22N, R12E, in all or portions of Sections 2,3,11 and 14, Mt. Diablo Base Meridian, Plumas County, CA. Located approximately 0.7-miles northeast of Hwy. 70 via Mohawk Vista Drive.
Plinco Mine AML Closure
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/16/2015
Expected: 01/2017 05/2017 Donna Duncan
530-283-7614
dmduncan@fs.fed.us
Description: Close off the abandoned mine to mitigate a public safety hazard and install a bat friendly gate in the mine adit to retain access for wildlife to potentially suitable habitat.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T26N, R15E, Sec 21 NW of Frenchman Lake
Rush Skeleton Weed Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Comment Period
04/08/2015
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 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
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/01/2015
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 Debra Fryberger-Eby
530-836-7120
dfrybergereby@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-issue a 20 year permit to Two Rivers Soccer Camp for the following uses: bridge, road, parking area, portion of a soccer field, water transmission lines, storage tank and spring boxes.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Sections 30, 31, 32, T. 22 N., R. 12E., Mt. Diablo Meridian Two Rivers Soccer Camp is located near Blairsden, California.
Plumas National Forest, Feather River Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Brush Creek Roadside Salvage
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/07/2016
Expected: 04/2017 04/2017 Eric Murphy
530-532-8922
ejmurphy@fs.fed.us
Description: We propose to remove, using conventional tractor logging methods, dead, dying, and structurally damaged trees that present an imminent safety hazard and risk to forest visitors, employees, and facilities as a result of drought induced tree mortality.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50579
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte. LEGAL - Mount Diablo Meridian, T. 21N., R. 6E., sections 4, 18, and 19; T. 22N., R. 6E., sections 16, 28, 29, and 33. Nearby the community of Brush Creek, within the Brush Creek DFPZ and along portions of 4-Mile Ridge Road.
Challenge - Community Protection Fuel Reduction (CPFR)
EA
- Fuels management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/09/2016
Est. Comment Period
02/2018
Expected: 06/2018 07/2018 Jason Vermillion
530-532-7434
jvermillion@fs.fed.us
Description: This wildland urban interface (WUI) project is designed to reduce the risks of wildfire around the communities of Challenge and Woodleaf, California; enhance firefighter safety; remove hazardous trees along roads; and improve forest resiliency.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49695
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte, Yuba. LEGAL - Not Applicable Wildland urban interface in and around the communities of Challenge and Woodleaf, California.
Feather River RD Abandoned Mine Closures - 2016
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology Analysis Completed Expected: 11/2016
Actual: 11/29/2016
12/2016 Donna Duncan
530 532-7461
dmduncan@fs.fed.us
Description: These abandoned mines currently pose a safety and health risk to the public. There are open adits and shafts, surrounded by unstable rock and trash on some sites. The purpose is to improve the health, safety, and resource condition of these sites.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49725
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Yuba. LEGAL - T. 19N., R. 6E., sections 3 and 11; T. 20N., R. 8E., section 16; T. 22N., R. 10E., section 30; T. 22N., R. 11E., section 19. This proposal is for closures of abandoned mines at 5 locations with 2 shafts and 5 adits identified, all on the Feather River RD of the Plumas NF.
Gibsonville Healthy Forest Restoration Project
EA
- Heritage resource management
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/03/2015
Est. Comment Period
11/2016
Expected: 03/2017 04/2017 Clay Davis
530 532-8940
clayrdavis@fs.fed.us
Description: Using a variety of vegetation treatments including sale of merchantable timber and biomass to reduce risk of catastrophic wildfire, release aspen, restore meadows and other wetlands, and to restore and protect the historic Gibsonville townsite.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47960
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas, Sierra. LEGAL - Not Applicable In and around the historic Gibsonville, California townsite.
HDH/Millet Mining Plan Of Operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
08/17/2011
Est. Comment Period
01/2017
Expected: 04/2017 05/2017 Donna Duncan
530 532-7461
dmduncan@fs.fed.us
Description: Placer mining. Panning, sluicing, dredging. Use of non-system road.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36938
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
Jack Creek Non-System Trail Closure
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
Analysis Completed Expected: 12/2016
Actual: 11/29/2016
02/2017 Oswaldo Angulo
530-532-7425
oangulo@fs.fed.us
Description: We propose to block a non-system OHV trail that leads to Jack Creek using boulders and/or buried logs. The purpose is to stop resource damage to the creek and surrounding habitat containing 1 of 2 known populations of a federally listed species.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50633
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte. LEGAL - Not Applicable Jack Creek
Last Chance Mining Plan of Operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
08/17/2011
Est. Comment Period
01/2017
Expected: 04/2017 05/2017 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36937
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas, Sierra. LEGAL - T21N, R9E, Sec 11 Feather River Ranger District, slate creek
Little Grass Valley Lakeshore Trail Bridge Replacement
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/29/2016
Expected: 04/2017 05/2018 Mary Sullivan
530-532-7460
mcsullivan@fs.fed.us
Description: Replace a damaged wooden foot bridge on the non-motorized Little Grass Valley Lakeshore Trail. Bridge is approximately 4 feet wide by 45 feet long. The damaged bridge was previously removed for public safety.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50389
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T. 22N., R. 9E., section 34 Lakeshore Trail at Little Grass Valley, between Little Beaver Campground and Maidu Boat Ramp crossing unnamed stream.
Oregon Hill Road Salvage
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management
- Forest products
Analysis Completed Expected: 10/2016
Actual: 11/03/2016
11/2016 Eric Murphy
530-532-8922
ejmurphy@fs.fed.us
Description: These dead, dying, and structurally damaged live trees present an imminent safety hazard and risk to forest visitors, employees, powerlines and facilities. The project includes the identification and removal of hazard trees by conventional methods.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50264
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Yuba. LEGAL - portions of Mount Diablo Meridian, California, T. 19N., R. 7E., sections 29, 32, 33, and 34; and T. 18N., R. 7E., sections3, 22, 23, and 26. The roadside unit includes a 200 foot buffer off Oregon Hill (YC 129) and Peterson Ridge (19N09) Roads. The area also includes a short spur of a powerline corridor south of Oregon Hill Road.
Oregon Hill Road Shaft Closure
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology Analysis Completed Expected: 10/2016
Actual: 10/12/2016
10/2016 Donna Duncan
530-283-7614
dmduncan@fs.fed.us
Description: We propose to close an open 6 feet across by 30 feet deep abandoned mining shaft by using heavy equipment to pull in surrounding soils and fill the shaft. The shaft presents a hazard to health, safety, and resources.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50468
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Yuba. LEGAL - Portions of T. 18 N., R. 7 E., Sections 10, 15. Oregon Hill Road (Pendola Fire) shaft is located about 100 feet above paved Oregon Hill Road. The 6 feet wide by 30 feet deep shaft is on the south side of an old overgrown non-system road.
Pearson Mine Plan of Operations
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
06/17/2013
Est. Comment Period
01/2017
Expected: 04/2017 05/2017 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
Regular Baptist Camp Waterlines Special Use
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2017
Expected: 04/2017 05/2017 Mary Sullivan
530-532-7460
mcsullivan@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorize holder to operate, maintain, and upgrade existing waterlines across NFS lands to adjoining private camp through issuance of a 20 year Special Use permit.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50386
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - Portions of T. 22N., R. 10E., section 20 NFS lands north of Delahunty Lake, adjacent to private lands known as Pilot Lake Camp.
Union Keystone Plan of Operations
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
11/21/2016
Expected: 11/2016 09/2017 Donna Duncan
530-532-7461
dmduncan@fs.fed.us
Description: The claimant proposes to perform exploratory drilling on his group of mining claims. Six holes are proposed for 2017. Drilling activities are estimated for 30-40 days. Drill holes would be next to road edges, 4 inches in diameter or less and 350 feet
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50632
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - Not Applicable Union Keystone group of claims
Watdog Units 112-114 Underburning
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management Analysis Completed Expected: 10/2016
Actual: 10/19/2016
10/2016 Jason Vermillion
530-532-7434
jvermillion@fs.fed.us
Description: Continue to reduce surface and ladder fuels by re-entering 82 acres to maintain the effectiveness of Wat Dog Defensible Fuel Profile Zone (DFPZ). We propose to treat the re-sprouting and regenerating vegetation through underburning units 112-114.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50483
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - portions of Mount Diablo Meridian, California, T. 22 N., R. 8 E., section 34 and T. 21 N., R. 8 E., section 3 Wat Dog Project Area is located in Plumas County, south of Highway 27, approximately 2 miles west, southwest of Little Grass Valley Reservoir.
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: 12/2016 04/2017 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36352
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.
Butterfly Twain Fuels Reduction and Landscape Restoration Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/16/2015
Est. Comment Period
10/2016
Expected: 03/2017 03/2017 David Kinateder
530-283-7673
djkinateder@fs.fed.us
Description: Reduce hazardous fuels; improve forest health; restore plant and wildlife habitat; improve transportation system and soil and water quality; and reduce invasive plants.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47559
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Not Applicable Approximately 4 miles northwest of Quincy, California, between the communities of Butterfly Valley and Twain in Plumas County, California.
Claremont Watershed Improvement Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
On Hold N/A N/A Kelby Gardiner
530-283-7686
kgardiner@fs.fed.us
Description: Remove encroaching conifers from aspen and meadow habitats (hand pile and burn material), unclassified road obliteration, and non-motorized trail construction/reconstruction.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Not Applicable Meadow Valley area southeast to the Claremont area. Sec 4,9,10,13 of T23NR8E; sec 1,6,11,12,17,18 of T23NR9E; sec 6,7,8 of T23NR10E; sec 12,24,25 of T24NR8E; sec 30 of T24R9E; sec 31 of T25NR9E MDBM
Elizabethtown Fuels Reduction Project
CE
- Fuels management On Hold N/A N/A Nick Bunch
530-963-1318
nbunch@fs.fed.us
Description: Reduce fuel loading on National Forest system land adjacent to private property.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - The legal location is Township 24 North, Range 9 East, Section 10, Mount Diablo Base/ Meridian, in the Quincy USGS 7.5%u2019 Quadrangle. adjacent to highway 70 near Gansnser park
Feather River Aquatic Organism Passage Project
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/09/2016
Est. Comment Period
01/2017
Expected: 05/2017 07/2017 Tina Hopkins
530-283-7819
thopkins@fs.fed.us
Description: USFS in partnership with CA Department of Transportation is proposing to replace 5 culverts along Highway 70 in order to improve passage for aquatic species (fish, amphibians, and reptiles) so they can access previously blocked tributaries.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte, Plumas. LEGAL - Not Applicable Highway 70 at post miles(PM) 42.06 (Mill Creek), 42.21 (unnamed tributary), 46.44 (Bear Ranch Creek), 23.67 (Rush Creek) and 31.82 (Soda Creek).
Four Corners OHV Play Area Rehab Project
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2016
Expected: 12/2016 04/2017 Dani Swantic
530-836-7142
dswantic@fs.fed.us
Description: Rehabilitate the Four Corners OHV Play Area
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T 24N, R 10 E, Section 4 Four Corners OHV Play Area is located approximately 5 miles from Quincy off of County Rd. 403, also known as Mt. Hough Rd.
Gold Mill Placer Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
08/30/2016
Expected: 11/2016 03/2017 Leslie Edlund
530-283-7650
ledlund@fs.fed.us
Description: Excavation of six test pits. Material will be processed through a highbanker using water pumped from Mill Creek.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Not Applicable South of the community of Twain on the west side of Mill Creek. Legal location is T25N, R8E, Section 22.
Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch Outfitting and Guiding Permit reissue
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/26/2012
Expected: 06/2017 07/2017 Elizabeth Sousa
530-283-7622
esousa@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue a 10 year O&G Permit for horseback rides and an assigned campsite on Nat Forest Sys land. This is the same operation as the past 10 years, with approximately 39 miles of trail and the majority of the rides with 8 miles of the Ranch
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T24 R10,R11 T23R10 R11 T24 R12 Mt. Hough Ranger District and Little Summit Lake on Beckwourth Ranger District
Lucky Chance and B&P Mining Exploration Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
09/16/2016
Est. Comment Period
10/2016
Expected: 03/2017 04/2017 Leslie Edlund
530-283-7650
ledlund@fs.fed.us
Description: The Plan would authorize excavation of material from an existing pit with a rubber tired backhoe and/or excavator to remove mineral material for processing. Processing to recover ore deposits would occur on site using a trommel.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Not Applicable South of County Road 306 in Seneca, CA along the north side of the North Fork Feather River.
Moonlight Aquatic Organism Passage Project
CE
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2016
Expected: 11/2016 06/2017 Christine Handler
559-920-2188
cahandler@fs.fed.us
Description: This project proposes to replace five existing culverts with stream crossings that are aquatic organism passages in the Moonlight Fire area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50253
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Sections 16 and 17of T26N R12E and sections 24, 25, and 35 of T27N, R11E Mount Diablo Base Meridian (MDBM) Located within the Moonlight Fire area in the northwest corner of the Mt. Hough Ranger District, on national forest system roads 29N43 (also known as Antelope Road), 27N09, 27N47, and 27N45A.
Moonlight Fire Area Restoration Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/10/2016
Est. Comment Period
02/2017
Expected: 09/2017 10/2017 Christine Handler
559-920-2188
cahandler@fs.fed.us
Description: The project would restore the 2007 Moonlight Fire burned area by: reducing the post-fire effects to vegetation, watersheds, and recreation and enhancing resiliency to future fires, droughts, insect and disease infestations, and climate change.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49421
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Portions of T26N, R10E; T26N, R11E; T26N, R12E; T27N, R10E; T27N, R11E; T27N, R12E; T27N, R13E; T28N, R10E; T28N, R11E; and T28N, R12E, Mount Diablo Base Meridian. National forest system lands on the Plumas National Forest, Mount Hough Ranger District, approximately five to 15 miles north and east of Taylorville, California and 20 to 30 miles northeast of Quincy
Moonlight Off-Channel Water Sources
CE
- Road management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/08/2016
Expected: 12/2016 03/2017 Lisa Whitcomb
414-332-0871
lwhitcomb@fs.fed.us
Description: Installation of up to eight off-channel water sources to reduce impacts to stream channels while providing water for road maintenance and fire suppression activities
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47995
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Not Applicable Within the Moonlight Fire area in the northwest corner of the Mt. Hough District on Forest Roads 27N09, 27N51, 27N10, 27N45, 29N43, 27N30, and 28N03
Rich Bar Cemetery Fuels Reduction and Hazard Tree Abatement Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Heritage resource management
- Fuels management
Analysis Completed Expected: 10/2016
Actual: 10/31/2016
10/2016 David Kinateder
530-283-5191
djkinateder@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed action seeks to remove hazards and preserve the Rich Bar Cemetery site in its historical context and protect the cemetery from further damage.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49579
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T25N, R7E Section 21, Mount Diablo Base Meridian This project is located near Rich Bar along Hwy 70 about one mile east of Belden Town, CA
Snake Lake Bridge Replacement
CE
- Road management
- Special use management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2016
Expected: 12/2016 12/2016 Kyla Sabo
530-836-7157
kylasabo@fs.fed.us
Description: Plumas County is proposing to replace Snake Lake Bridge at Spanish Creek. The new bridge will be constructed in the same alignment as the existing bridge. A temporary bridge will be installed to the west of the current one.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Not Applicable Snake Lake Road Bridge over Spanish Creek .05 miles north of Bucks Lake Road.
Spanish Creek Campground Mineral Withdrawal
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/18/2014
Est. Comment Period
09/2016
Expected: 12/2016 12/2016 Leslie Edlund
530-283-7650
ledlund@fs.fed.us
Description: Project proposal is to withdraw 82.5 acres encompassing the Spanish Creek Campground from mineral location, entry, and patenting.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46055
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.
Spanish Crest Mining Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
07/28/2016
Expected: 10/2016 03/2017 Donna Duncan
530-283-7614
dmduncan@fs.fed.us
Description: Excavation of two test pits with a Bobcat track loader. Material will be stockpiled next to the holes, then processed through a sluice. Water will be pumped from an existing pond.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Not Applicable Four miles northwest of Meadow Valley, CA, near Mulligan Slide.
Storrie Fire Fuels Reduction in Spotted Owl and Goshawk Habitat Project
CE
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/11/2016
Expected: 11/2016 11/2016 Colin Dillingham
530-283-7687
cdillingham@fs.fed.us
Description: Hand thinning of small trees, hand piling, burning of piles, and underburning to reduce hazardous fuels in wildlife habitat; obliteration of non-system roads to reduce detrimental impacts in wildlife habitat.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48562
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - All or portions of Township 25N, Range 8E, sections 31, 32, and 35; Township 24N, Range 8E, sections 2-6, 8-11, 15-17, 20-22, Mount Diablo Base Meridian. The project area is approximately 5 to 10 air miles west of Quincy. The proposed units are east of the Bucks Lake Wilderness and north and west of Meadow Valley, California.
Storrie Fire Restoration: Storrie Fire Access Improvement Project (HYDS72)
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/12/2016
Expected: 10/2016 06/2017 Kurt Sable
530-283-7641
ksable@fs.fed.us
Description: Remove hazard trees along 5.8 miles of NFS 26N26 and the first 1.2 miles of26N26A, conduct general road maintenance, replace culverts and construct an off site water source along Mosquito Creek.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48770
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Township 25N, Range 7E, sections 6,7, 8, 17, 18, 19, Township 26N Range 7E, section 31 and for water site Township 26N Range 7E, section 15 (MDBM). Township 26N Range 8E, sections 5 and 6, and Townshi Hazard tree removal and road work would occur on the entire 26N26 system (9.6 miles). The water drafting site is located where NFS 26N33D crosses the Middle Branch of Mosquito Creek.
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