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
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 David Wood
530-283-7772
dcwood@fs.fed.us
Description: Designate over-snow vehicle (OSV) use on National Forest System roads and trails and areas on National Forest System lands as allowed, restricted, or prohibited. Identify trails for snow grooming for OSV use would be conducted.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47124
Location: UNIT - Plumas National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte, Lassen, Plumas, Sierra, Yuba. LEGAL - Not Applicable National Forest System lands administer by the Plumas National Forest (forest-wide).
Plumas National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide) R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Hungry Creek Watershed Road Maintenance and Stony Quarry Development Project
CE
- Road management
- Watershed management
Analysis Completed Expected: 03/2016
Actual: 04/13/2016
06/2016 Lisa Whitcomb
414-332-0871
lwhitcomb@fs.fed.us
Description: General maintenance and road improvement activities on approximately 40 miles of national forest system roads. Decommissioning of non-system roads. Development of the Stony Quarry gravel pit.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48324
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District, Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Not Applicable The road maintenance activities are located within the Hungry Creek watershed, which is approximately 15 miles northeast of Quincy, CA. The Stony Quarry is located 10 miles further east.
Moonlight Fire Invasive Plant Treatment Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
08/19/2015
Est. Comment Period
07/2016
Expected: 12/2016 12/2016 John Slown
406-329-3749
jslown@fs.fed.us
Description: Integrated pest management of up to 500 acres of invasive plant infested areas per year, using herbicides on up to 250 acres per year.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46877
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District, Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T26NR10E; T26NR11E; T26NR12E T27NR10E; T27NR11E:; T27NR12E; T27NR13E T28NR10E;T28NR11E;T28NR12E; T28NR13E; Many Sections, Mount Diablo Base Meridian The project area encompasses watersheds affected by the 2007 Moonlight Fire and ranges approximately 15 to 27 air miles northeast of Quincy, Plumas County, California.
Plumas National Forest, Beckwourth Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
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
Cal Trans Radio Repeater Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/10/2015
Expected: 03/2016 04/2016 Debra Fryberger-Eby
530-836-7120
dfrybergereby@fs.fed.us
Description: Install a radio repeater at Frenchman Lake for use by Cal Trans Road Maintenance crews.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T24N, R16E, Section 33 MDM T24N, R16E, Section 33 MDM
Cradle Valley Aspen and Meadow Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2016
Expected: 08/2016 12/2016 Mary Kliejunas
530-836-7159
mkliejunas@fs.fed.us
Description: Wildlife habitat and timber stand improvements activities which includes aspen stand restoration and meadow enhancement to release and improve the growing conditions.
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.
DWR Stream Monitoring Stations Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/11/2015
Expected: 04/2016 05/2016 Debra Fryberger-Eby
530-836-7120
dfrybergereby@fs.fed.us
Description: Existing DWR stream monitoring and weather stations consolidated under a special use permit.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Not Applicable Beckwourth Ranger District East of Lake Davis
Feather River Inn Water System
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2015
Expected: 04/2016 05/2016 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.
Lakes Basin Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Recreation management
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 Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2016
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 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.
PSREC MSUP
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2016
Expected: 05/2016 05/2016 Laura Gray
530-839-7122
lgray@fs.fed.us
Description: To consolidate 6 expired special use permits authorizing operation and maintenance of power lines and a substation under one 30-year master special use permit (MSU). No increase in scope or intensity of operation proposed.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Not Applicable various existing powerlines
Rush Skeleton Weed Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Comment Period
04/08/2015
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 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: 04/2016 05/2016 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
Challenge-Woodleaf Bug Kill Salvage Project - 2016
CE
- Fuels management
- Forest products
Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2016
Actual: 04/05/2016
04/2016 Eric Murphy
530-532-8922
ejmurphy@fs.fed.us
Description: Tree mortality has occurred in the Challenge, Woodleaf, and Forbestown areas. These dead, dying, and structurally damaged live trees present an imminent safety hazard and risk to forest visitors, employees, and facilities. Whole tree logging hazards.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48935
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte, Yuba. LEGAL - Mount Diablo Meridian, California, Township 19 N., Range 7 E., sections 16, 18-21, 29, 32, and 33 and Township 19 N., Range 6 E., section 11 and Township 20 N., Range 6 E., sections 25 and 36. Near Challenge, Woodleaf, and Forbestown within Butte and Yuba Counties, California.
Diamond Springs Stand Improvement
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/07/2016
Expected: 05/2016 05/2016 Eric Murphy
530-532-8922
ejmurphy@fs.fed.us
Description: Create fire resilient stands that are sustainable and healthy under current and future conditions including 202 ac. variable density thinning and biomass removal, 81 ac. mastication, 56 ac. hand cutting, 41 ac. pile burning, and 441 ac. underburning.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49277
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Mt. Diablo Meridian, California, T. 21 N., R. 8 E., sections 25, 26, and 36. The project area is in the American House area, next to Diamond Springs Hill, drained by Onion Creek, approximately 4 miles southwest of the community of LaPorte, California.
Forbestown - Community Protection Fuel Reduction (CPFR)
EA
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period
01/09/2016
Expected: 05/2016 05/2016 Jason Vermillion
530-532-7434
jvermillion@fs.fed.us
Description: This wildland urban interface (WUI) project is designed to reduce the risks of wildfire around the community of Forbestown, enhance firefighter safety and remove hazardous trees along roads.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47250
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte, Yuba. LEGAL - T19N R6E Sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 14, 15 and 16 Roadside corridors and accessible Forest lands around the community of Forbestown, CA.
Gibsonville Healthy Forest Restoration Project
EA
- Heritage resource management
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/03/2015
Est. Comment Period
05/2016
Expected: 08/2016 08/2016 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
04/2016
Expected: 07/2016 07/2016 Donna Duncan
760-379-5646
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
Last Chance Mining Plan of Operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
08/17/2011
Est. Comment Period
06/2016
Expected: 08/2016 08/2016 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
PG&E Sawmill Peak Communication Use Lease Amendment
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/08/2016
Expected: 05/2016 05/2016 Mary Sullivan
530-532-7460
mcsullivan@fs.fed.us
Description: Amendment of existing PG&E communication use lease at Sawmill Peak Communication Site to authorize installation of "smart bridge" tower, approximately 23 feet in height, to enhance effective signal.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48070
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte. LEGAL - Mount Diablo Meridian, T. 23 N., R. 4E., section 32 Sawmill Peak Communication Site
Pearson Mine Plan of Operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
06/17/2013
Est. Comment Period
04/2016
Expected: 07/2016 07/2016 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
Pendola Fire Restoration-California Red-Legged Frog (CRLF) Critical Habitat (CH) Restoration Project
CE
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/24/2015
Expected: 05/2016 07/2016 Cindy Roberts
530-532-7467
ckroberts@fs.fed.us
Description: To restore and preserve wildlife habitats for the California red-legged frog, a federally listed threatened species; and California spotted owl, foothill yellow-legged frog, western pond turtle and fringed myotis, all Forest Service sensitive species
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48616
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Yuba. LEGAL - Mount Diablo Meridian, California, T. 18 N., R. 7 E., sections 10, 11, 14 & 15 South of Challenge, north of Dobbins, and west of New Bullards Bar Reservoir in California.
Taber Mine Plan of Operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
01/25/2016
Expected: 06/2016 06/2016 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40263
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T22N, R9E, Sec 30 Just off the La Porte road, about 7 miles NE of La Porte, CA
Plumas National Forest, Mt. Hough Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Shenandoah Abandoned Mine Closure
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
06/01/2011
Expected: 03/2016 04/2016 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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/16/2015
Est. Comment Period
07/2016
Expected: 12/2016 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.
Cascade Trail Realignment
CE
- Watershed management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2016
Expected: 05/2016 05/2016 Kurt Sable
530-283-7641
ksable@fs.fed.us
Description: Repairing trail degradation resulting in negative impacts to watershed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/biology/watershed/condition_framework.html
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Township 25 North, Range 9 East, Section 36 This project is located approximately 4 miles north of Quincy CA in the newly designated South Park Trail System.
Claremont Watershed Improvement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
On Hold N/A N/A Kelby Gardiner
530-283-7686
kgardiner@fs.fed.us
Description: Remove encroaching conifers from aspen and meadow habitats (hand pile and burn material), unclassified road obliteration, and non-motorized trail construction/reconstruction.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Not Applicable Meadow Valley area southeast to the Claremont area. Sec 4,9,10,13 of T23NR8E; sec 1,6,11,12,17,18 of T23NR9E; sec 6,7,8 of T23NR10E; sec 12,24,25 of T24NR8E; sec 30 of T24R9E; sec 31 of T25NR9E MDBM
Clear Creek Watershed Restoration Project
CE
- Road management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/08/2016
Expected: 03/2016 06/2016 Lisa Whitcomb
414-332-0871
lwhitcomb@fs.fed.us
Description: Partial dam removal, reshaping and restoration of a natural creek channel, decommissioning of unclassified roads (including culvert removal), and road reconstruction to improve watershed condition.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47984
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Sections 7 and 18 of T26N, R8E, MDBM Clear Creek is southeast of Butt Valley Reservoir between Seneca and Caribou. The project area is upstream of the intersection of Clear Creek with Seneca Road (Plumas County Route 306)
Four Corners OHV Play Area Rehab Project
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2016
Expected: 05/2016 05/2016 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.
Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch Outfitting and Guiding Permit reissue
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/26/2012
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 Elizabeth Sousa
530-283-7622
esousa@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue a 10 year O&G Permit for horseback rides and an assigned campsite on Nat Forest Sys land. This is the same operation as the past 10 years, with approximately 39 miles of trail and the majority of the rides with 8 miles of the Ranch
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T24 R10,R11 T23R10 R11 T24 R12 Mt. Hough Ranger District and Little Summit Lake on Beckwourth Ranger District
Herby's Mining Plan of Operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
02/10/2016
Expected: 05/2016 05/2016 Donna Duncan
530-283-7614
dmduncan@fs.fed.us
Description: Locatable minerals exploration. Use of small rubber tired tractor for road maintenance and removing overburden and waste rock. Occupancy in camp trailer.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47642
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T26N, R12E, Sec 4, MDBM Southwest of Antelope Lake
Jackass Creek Bridge Replacement Project
EA
- Road management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/23/2015
Est. Comment Period
04/2016
Expected: 08/2016 08/2016 Lisa Whitcomb
414-332-0871
lwhitcomb@fs.fed.us
Description: This project proposes to replace the Jackass Creek Bridge on National Forest System Trail 6M40 to meet Forest Service bridge design standards.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47659
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Township 24N, Range 6E, Section 16, Mount Diablo Meridian, California West of Quincy, CA by way of State Highway 70 near the Tobin Quarry on NFS Trail 6M40.
Moonlight Off-Channel Water Sources
CE
- Road management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/08/2016
Expected: 03/2016 06/2016 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
Mt. Hough Range Allotment Project
EA
- Grazing management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2016
Expected: 12/2016 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. Six allotments are included: Lone Rock, Lights Creek, Antelope, and Antelope Lake.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - portions of sections in T27N R12E Mt Hough Ranger District
Patriot Placer Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
10/20/2015
Expected: 04/2016 05/2016 Donna Duncan
530-283-7614
dmduncan@fs.fed.us
Description: Use of metal detector and hand tools to extract minerals. Collection of loose rock from rock outcropping. Processing of material through rock crusher and shake table using re-circulating water system. Concrete slab to stabilize shake table.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T25N, R8E, Section 26 & 27, MDBM Hambly Ravine, along NFS system road 25N20, south of Twain, California and approximately 9 air miles northwest of Quincy, California.
Pioneer/Caribou Mining Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
05/28/2015
Est. Comment Period
03/2016
Expected: 06/2016 06/2016 Leslie Edlund
530-283-7650
ledlund@fs.fed.us
Description: Excavation of underground river channel deposits with hand tools. Material to be loaded into ore cart for extraction. Material is processed through a trommel. Finer material is amalgamated.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T26N, R7E, Sections 27 and 34, MDBM Approximately 6 miles northeast of Belden, CA
Plumas Imperial Mine Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
12/03/2015
Expected: 03/2016 04/2016 Beth Ann Waterston
530-283-7768
bwaterston@fs.fed.us
Description: Excavation of approximately 500 cubic yards of material with a backhoe, construction of holding and settling ponds, processing of material through trommel, clearing of .57 miles of non-system road for access.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T24N, R9E, Section 18, MDBM Slate Creek, off of NFS Road 24N28, approximately 5 miles west of Quincy, California.
Spanish Creek Campground Mineral Withdrawal
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/18/2014
Est. Comment Period
03/2016
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 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.
Storrie Fire Area Fuel Reduction in Spotted Owl and Goshawk Habitat Project
CE
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2016
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 Gretchen Jehle
530-283-7616
gjehle@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)
- Watershed management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/12/2016
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 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.
Wildcat Fuels Reduction and Vegetation Management Project (Wildcat Project)
EA
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
Comment Period
04/22/2015
Expected: 05/2016 07/2016 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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