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 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
09/2016
Expected: 04/2017 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
Cal Trans Radio Repeater Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/10/2015
Expected: 07/2016 10/2016 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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/01/2016
Expected: 11/2016 05/2017 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.
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.
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.
Dan Blough Aquatic Organism Passage (AOP) Improvements
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2016
Expected: 07/2016 10/2016 Russell Nickerson
530-836-7115
rnickerson@fs.fed.us
Description: This project would replace the primary culvert with a fish-passable, 6 foot x 7 foot arch culvert arch culvert with native substrate and step pool design allowing passage from the outlet to the upstream reach.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T23N, R13E, and Sect. 3, MT. Diablo Base Meridian, Plumas County California National Forest System (NFS) road 24N10 located within T23N, R13E, and Sect. 3, Dan Blough Creek Crossing.
Feather River Inn Water System
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2015
Expected: 10/2016 10/2016 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.
Gold Lake Lodge Permit Transfer
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/29/2016
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- 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 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
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2016
Expected: 09/2016 01/2017 Stephen Kraft
503-836-7163
skraft@fs.fed.us
Description: Ground based mechanical thinning, hand thinning/cleaning, mastication, grapple or hand piling and subsequent/exclusive prescribed burning.
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.
PSREC MSUP
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/04/2016
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 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: 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: 11/2016 12/2016 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
Brush Creek Defensible Fuel Profile Zone (DFPZ) Maintenance
CE
- Fuels management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2016
Expected: 08/2016 08/2016 Jason Vermillion
530-532-7434
jvermillion@fs.fed.us
Description: To maintain the effectiveness of the Brush Creek DFPZ by re-entering 2,044 acres to treat regenerating vegetation through a combination of under-burning, mastication, hand-cutting and hand or grapple piling, and pile burning throughout the DFPZ
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49716
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte. LEGAL - Mount Diablo Meridian, California, Township 22 N., Range 6 E., sections 32 and 33, T. 21 N., R. 5 E., sections 12, 13, and 24 and T. 21 N., R. 6E., sections 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 16, 18, 19, 20, and 30. The Brush Creek DFPZ Maintenance project area is located in Butte County, California, south of Highway 162, adjacent to the community of Brush Creek.
Challenge - Community Protection Fuel Reduction (CPFR)
EA
- Fuels management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2016
Expected: 04/2017 05/2017 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.
Diamond Springs Stand Improvement
CE
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/07/2016
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 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.
Feather River RD Abandoned Mine Closures - 2016
CE
- Minerals and Geology Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2016
Expected: 09/2016 10/2016 Donna Duncan
530-283-7614
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.
Forbestown - Community Protection Fuel Reduction (CPFR)
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management
Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2016
Actual: 07/21/2016
07/2016 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
- Forest products
- Heritage resource management
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/03/2015
Est. Comment Period
07/2016
Expected: 09/2016 10/2016 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
10/2016
Expected: 12/2016 12/2016 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
10/2016
Expected: 12/2016 12/2016 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
Paradise Lake Adventure Relay - Recreation Event Special Use
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2016
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 Michelle Ahearn
530 534-6500
mahearn02@fs.fed.us
Description: To authorize Paradise Ridge Adventure Racing to conduct an annual recreation event, adventure racing, on National Forest System lands near Paradise Lake, through the issuance of a 5 year Special Use permit. The event raises funds for local causes.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49799
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte. LEGAL - Not Applicable At Paradise Lake in Magalia, California.
Pearson Mine Plan of Operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
06/17/2013
Est. Comment Period
07/2016
Expected: 09/2016 10/2016 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
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/24/2015
Expected: 07/2016 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.
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: 07/2016 10/2016 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
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Road management
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
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.
Claremont Watershed Improvement Project
CE
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- 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

   *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2016
Expected: 09/2016 10/2016 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
Four Corners OHV Play Area Rehab Project
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2016
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 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: 08/2016 09/2016 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
Jackass Creek Bridge Replacement Project
EA
- Road management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Comment Period
04/20/2016
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 Fire Area Restoration Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2016
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
- Watershed management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/08/2016
Expected: 07/2016 07/2016 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
PG&E Rock Creek Bench Road Access Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 Erika Brenzovich
530-283-7622
ebrenzovich@fs.fed.us
Description: 5-year special use permit to PG&E for construction and use of a road into the Rock Creek Bench recreational parking area; issuance of a temporary special use permit for a construction access road; and issuance of a mineral material permit.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T 25N, R. 5 E, Section 35; T 25N, R 6E, Section 26; T 24N, R 5E, Section 3 This project is located in the Feather River Canyon along Highway 70 on the Mt. Hough Ranger District near Opapee Creek and below Rock Creek Dam
PG&E Caribou-Westwood Powerpole Replacement
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2014
Actual: 07/16/2014
08/2014 Erika Brenzovich
530-283-7622
ebrenzovich@fs.fed.us
Description: PG&E proposes to replace 3 powerline poles from the Caribou powerhouse to Canyon Dam and to and perform other associated line maintenance.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Township 25 N, Range 9 E, Sections 34 and 35 The project is located between the Caribou #1 Powerhouse and Canyon Dam Substation located off of Caribou Rd., approximately seven miles north of Hwy 70, near Belden, CA.
Pioneer/Caribou Mining Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
06/01/2016
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47139
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T26N, R7E, Sections 27 and 34, MDBM Approximately 6 miles northeast of Belden, CA
Rich Bar Cemetery Fuels Reduction and Hazard Tree Abatement Project
CE
- Fuels management
- Heritage resource management
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/01/2016
Expected: 10/2016 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
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.
Storrie Fire Fuels Reduction in Spotted Owl and Goshawk Habitat Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/11/2016
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: 08/2016 09/2016 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
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Comment Period
04/22/2015
Expected: 06/2016 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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