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
05/2017
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
Comment Period
01/11/2017
Expected: 08/2017 09/2017 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
04/2017
Expected: 08/2017 09/2017 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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/01/2016
Expected: 04/2017 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
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/22/2016
Expected: 04/2017 06/2017 Gretchen Jehle
530-836-7157
gjehle@fs.fed.us
Description: The Beckwourth Ranger District proposes to provide OHV access to existing National Forest System motorized trails. The paving of County Road 111 has resulted in a loss of access.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49709
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Township 24 North, Range 14 East, Section 16 The project area is near Red Clover Valley, approximately 8 miles north of Portola in Plumas County, California.
Feather River Inn Water System
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2015
Expected: 09/2017 10/2017 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.
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
06/2017
Expected: 10/2017 12/2017 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
Mills Peak Trail North
CE
- Recreation management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/24/2016
Expected: 04/2017 06/2017 Francisco Castillo
530-836-7123
franciscojcastillo@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct approximately 1.6 miles of trail and adding 0.5 miles of user-created trail to the National Forest System (NFS) along the Mills Peak Trail (12E45). The goal is to improve safety by providing a trail separate from NFS road 22N42.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - The project area is located in Township 22 North, Range 12 East, sections 27, 33, and 34, Mount Diablo Meridian of Plumas County, California. The project area is approximately 1 mile southeast of Graeagle in Plumas, County California. The proposed trails are adjacent to and north of Mills Peak.
Mills Peak Trail South
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/27/2016
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 Francisco Castillo
530-836-7123
franciscojcastillo@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct 0.95 mile of new non-motorized trail and add 2.8 miles of existing user-created trails to the National Forest Trail System. The new trails would connect the existing Mills Peak Trail to the Round Lake Trailhead.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Not Applicable Trail system would connect the Mills Peak Trail to the Round Lake Trailhead.
Mohawk Vista Forest Health Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/14/2016
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 Stephen Kraft
530-836-7163
skraft@fs.fed.us
Description: Reduce the extent of insect & disease infestations and hazardous fuels. Proposed vegetation treatments include: mechanical thin; hand thin & pile; grapple pile; masticate; prescribed burn; decommission roads; treat invasive plants.
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 2,3,11,12 and 14, Mt. Diablo Base Meridian, Plumas County, CA. Located approximately 0.7-miles northeast of Hwy. 70 via Mohawk Vista Drive.
Rush Skeleton Weed Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Comment Period
04/08/2015
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 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.
Six Waterline SUP Renewal
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2017
Expected: 04/2017 05/2017 Laura Gray
530-836-7157
lgray@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-authorize the ongoing routine maintenance and operation of six (6) individual water systems used for domestic and/or irrigation purposes. No new improvements or changes in operations are being proposed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49887
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - PLSS Description: T23N, R15E, Sec12; T26N, R15E, Sec14; T22N, R12E, Sec34; T23N, R11E, Sec2; T26N, R15E, Sec10 and; T26N, R13E, Sec8 of Mt Diablo Base Meridian, Plumas County, CA. The small water systems are located on National Forest System land adjacent to private property at various locations across the Beckwourth Ranger District.
Two Rivers Soccer Camp Permit Re-issue
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/01/2015
Expected: 08/2017 09/2017 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
2017 Slapjack DFPZ Maintenance Units
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2017
Actual: 04/05/2017
04/2017 Jason Vermillion
530-532-7434
jvermillion@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-entering 152 previously commercial thinned acres to perform maintenance treatments. Mastication of shrubs and trees greater than 18 inches tall and up to 6 inched dbh and incidental trees up to 10 inches dbh to remove ladder and surface fuels.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51616
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Yuba. LEGAL - Not Applicable Challenge Experimental Forest nearby Challenge, California
2018 OHV Ground Operations & Maintenance
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/28/2017
Expected: 05/2017 05/2017 Mary Sullivan
530-532-7460
mcsullivan@fs.fed.us
Description: We propose to perform a number of maintenance activities to repair a faulty vault toilet at the LaPorte warming hut and to perform maintenance to OHV trails on the district.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51433
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte, Plumas. LEGAL - Not Applicable LaPorte, California
Brush Creek Roadside Salvage
CE
- 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.
Bullards Bar Fire Restoration
CE
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2017
Expected: 07/2017 07/2017 Clay Davis
907-747-4225
clayrdavis@fs.fed.us
Description: We propose to restore resources damaged by the Bullards Fire through a combination of fuels reduction, Scotch broom control, tree planting, wetland habitat development, water storage, trail construction, and road sign replacement activities.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51420
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Yuba. LEGAL - Mt Diablo Meridian, T. 18 N., R. 7 E., parts of sections 14, 15, 22-26 Nearby Bullards Bar Reservoir about 4-5 miles East Northeast of Dobbins, California
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.
FRRD Abandoned Mine Closures - 2017
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
03/28/2017
Expected: 09/2017 05/2018 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 at 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=51423
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte, Plumas, Yuba. LEGAL - Not Applicable Abandoned mining claims in Butte, Plumas, and Yuba Counties
Five-Year Recreation Event Special Use Permits
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2017
Actual: 04/05/2017
04/2017 Michelle Ahearn
530.532.7447
mahearn02@fs.fed.us
Description: Propose to issue five-year recreation event permits for three separate annual events. Paradise Irrigation District Kids' Fishing Day; Under the Sun Events Adventure Run; Newman Memorial Foundation Fishing Derby.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51535
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte, Plumas. LEGAL - Not Applicable Paradise Lake and Little Grass Valley Reservoir
Gibsonville Healthy Forest Restoration Project
EA
- Heritage resource management
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period
02/01/2017
Expected: 04/2017 05/2017 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

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2017
Actual: 04/17/2017
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
Hawkeye Tunnel Mining Plan of Operations
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
04/18/2017
Expected: 06/2017 07/2017 Donna Duncan
530-283-7614
dmduncan@fs.fed.us
Description: Incidental surface activities linked to underground exploration of the Hawkeye Tunnel including, deposit of mining operational waste materials from the adit, manual processing of minerals through a sluice box, limited water withdrawal, and occupancy.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51692
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Hawkeye Tunnel is an existing mine adit located within the Winkeye Consolidated mining claims in the Howland Flat area.
Hughes Wetland Development and Maintenance
CE
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/28/2017
Expected: 07/2017 07/2017 Cindy Roberts
530-532-7467
ckroberts@fs.fed.us
Description: Propose to protect, maintain and enhance existing habitat conditions and provide additional breeding habitat for the California red-legged frog by constructing ponds, remove invasive species, and other activities in designated critical habitat.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51541
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte. LEGAL - Not Applicable Hughes Place within the French Creek watershed has been designated as critical Habitat for the California Red-Legged Frog.
Last Chance Mining Plan of Operations
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2017
Actual: 04/17/2017
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
- 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.
Pearson Mine Plan of Operations
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2017
Actual: 04/17/2017
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
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2017
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.
Plumas National Forest, Mt. Hough Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Butterfly Twain Fuels Reduction and Landscape Restoration Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period
02/08/2017
Expected: 07/2017 09/2017 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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- 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
Clustered Lady's Slipper Orchid and Serpentine Rare Plant Community Conservation Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/06/2017
Expected: 06/2017 07/2017 Christine Handler
559-920-2188
cahandler@fs.fed.us
Description: Vegetation and fuels treatments to restore and maintain conditions for clustered lady's slipper orchids and for rare plant communities associated with serpentine-derived soils.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51631
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T25N, R7E Sections 2, 6, 8,11, 12, 13, 24, and 36; T25N, R8E, Sections 9, 19, 20, 25, 30, and 31; T26N, R7E, Sections 14, 15, 19, 22, 25, 29, 30, 31, and 32; and T26N, R8E Sections 15, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, and 33 Mount Diablo Principal Meridian This project is located within and near areas that have been affected by the Storrie, Rich and Chips Wildfires on the Mt. Hough Ranger District
Feather River Aquatic Organism Passage Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/09/2016
Est. Comment Period
04/2017
Expected: 08/2017 08/2017 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50615
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
03/2017
Expected: 05/2017 05/2017 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.
Franks Valley Forest Health Project
CE
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2017
Expected: 12/2017 08/2018 Kristin Winford
530 283-7683
klwinford@fs.fed.us
Description: Improve forest health, wildlife habitat, Baker Cypress habitat and reduce fire risk around seasonal residences in Frank's Valley.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51526
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T26N R11E and R12E Located along Beardsley Grade north of Genesee Valley and southwest of Antelope Lake.
Golden Potato Placer Mining Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
03/06/2017
Expected: 05/2017 05/2017 Leslie Edlund
530-283-7650
ledlund@fs.fed.us
Description: Excavation of several test pits using a Kubota BX 25D mini-backhoe. Material from the test pits would be processed through a highbanker using water pumped form Greenhorn Creek. Intermittent camping in a self- contained recreational vehicle.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Not Applicable The proposed project is located along Greenhorn Creek, 5 miles east of Quincy, California, in Plumas County. Legal location is T24N, R10E, Section 26, MDBM.
Gopher Gold Mineral Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
10/19/2016
Expected: 06/2017 06/2018 Leslie Edlund
530-283-7650
ledlund@fs.fed.us
Description: Excavation of several test pits to explore for mineral content. Construction of .2 miles of new road to access the site. Processing would be completed using a trommel with water pumped from a nearby pond.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project is approximately 5 miles west of Quincy, near the closed Gopher Hill Landfill. Legal location is T24N, R8E, Section 12, MDBM.
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
Haycock's Gold Mining Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
10/19/2016
Expected: 06/2017 05/2018 Leslie Edlund
530-283-7650
ledlund@fs.fed.us
Description: Excavation of 5 trenches to extract material for processing to discover mineral potential at the site. Material will be processed through a highbanker using water from a nearby pond.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project is located just east of the Gopher Hill landfill, west of Quincy, California. legal location is T24N, R8E, SW 1/4 of Section 7.
Haycock's Reserve Mineral Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
10/24/2016
Expected: 06/2017 06/2018 Leslie Edlund
530-283-7650
ledlund@fs.fed.us
Description: Excavation of 1 test trench to obtain mineral material. Material would be processed through a trommel using water from a nearby pond. .2 miles of road will be constructed to access the processing area. Settling ponds will used for water discharge.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project is located approximately 6 miles from Quincy, CA. Access is through the closed Gopher Hill landfill. Legal location is T24N, R8E, SE 1/4 of Section 12, MDBM.
Indian Creek Watershed Road Maintenance and Smith Creek Stream Restoration Project
CE
- Road management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/05/2017
Expected: 07/2017 08/2017 Christine Handler
559-920-2188
cahandler@fs.fed.us
Description: The project includes road maintenance, non-system road obliteration, and stream channel restoration in areas affected by the Moonlight Fire and post-fire flooding.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50687
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project area includes the Indian Creek and Pierce Creek drainage on the Mt. Hough Ranger District and Smith Creek at the NFS 28N03 crossings.
Lucky Chance and B&P Mining Exploration Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
01/18/2017
Expected: 05/2017 05/2017 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50338
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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/21/2016
Expected: 07/2017 08/2017 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
- Forest products
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/10/2016
Est. Comment Period
05/2017
Expected: 12/2017 05/2018 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: 05/2017 06/2017 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
Partner Mining Exploration Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
12/15/2016
Est. Comment Period
05/2017
Expected: 09/2017 10/2017 Leslie Edlund
530-283-7650
ledlund@fs.fed.us
Description: Excavation of 20' x 20' pit within the river channel. Processing of material through a power sluice. Larger boulders would be moved out of the river with a derrick and choker system. Duration of the plan would be 3 years.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T26N, R7E, Section 24, MDBM. North Fork of the Feather River, southwest of Seneca and northeast of Belden, CA. Legal location T26N, R7E, SE 1/4 of Section 24, MDBM.
Ridge Placer Mining Exploration
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
02/02/2017
Est. Comment Period
03/2017
Expected: 07/2017 07/2017 Leslie Edlund
530-283-7650
ledlund@fs.fed.us
Description: Excavation of mineral material from 2 test trenches using a front end loader. Material to be processed through a trommel and sluice. Water is piped to a 7000 gallon tank for use in processing, and is discharged to a rock area for percolation.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Not Applicable Project location is along the North Fork Feather River in Seneca, CA. Legal location T26N, R8E, SE 1/4 of Section 16, MDBM.
Spanish Crest Mining Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
07/28/2016
Expected: 04/2017 04/2017 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 Restoration: Storrie Fire Access Improvement Project (HYDS72)
CE
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/12/2016
Expected: 04/2017 05/2017 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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