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 Nationwide
- San Bernardino National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- San Bernardino National Forest, Arrowhead Ranger District
- San Bernardino National Forest, Big Bear Ranger District
- San Bernardino National Forest, Cajon Ranger District
- San Bernardino National Forest, San Jacinto Ranger District


Projects Occurring Nationwide
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Arizona National Scenic Trail Comprehensive Plan
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Land ownership management
- Facility management
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Land management planning
- Watershed management
- Land acquisition
- Grazing management
- Special area management
- Fuels management
- Special use management
- Road management
- Minerals and Geology
- Regulations, Directives, Orders
- Heritage resource management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2016
Expected: 06/2018 07/2018 Julie Molzahn
406-826-4352
jmolzahn@fs.fed.us
Description: The Comprehensive Plan will develop administrative and management goals, objectives and practices for the Arizona National Scenic Trail and management corridor.
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Arizona National Scenic Trail goes from the Coronado NM to the Utah Border at Vermillion Cliffs- 800 miles south to north across the State of Arizona.
San Bernardino 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
Santa Ana Watershed Hazardous Fuels Reduction and Forest Health
EIS
- Fuels management In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
11/06/2012
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
06/2016
Expected: 11/2016 03/2017 Jerry Sirski
909-382-2690
jsirski@fs.fed.us
Description: Fuels reduction within a 21,000-acre analysis area to reduce the risk of high intensity wildfire to adjacent communities, organizational camps, and recreation residences. Occurs within Sugarloaf IRA.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=24122
Location: UNIT - Big Bear Ranger District, San Gorgonio Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. LEGAL - T1N, T2N; R1W, R1E, R2E North of San Gorgonio Wilderness along State Highway 38 up to the south end of Big Bear and Snow Summit Ski Resorts
San Bernardino National Forest, Arrowhead Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Grass Valley Fire Restoration - Fuels Reduction/Reforestation/Invasive Species Removal/Road Repair
EA
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/03/2014
Est. Comment Period
08/2016
Expected: 01/2017 03/2017 Beth Stewart
530-601-1519
bethstewart@fs.fed.us
Description: Removal of hazard trees, reforestation of burned areas, repair of roads and trails, and invasive plant control.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43428
Location: UNIT - Arrowhead Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. LEGAL - Not Applicable Grass Valley and NFS roads 2N33, 2N34, 2N34A, 2N37
Nestle Waters North America Inc Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/18/2016
Expected: 06/2017 06/2017 Tasha Hernandez
661-269-2808 x242
thernandez@fs.fed.us
Description: Nestle Waters Inc has requested renewal of their special use permit. The Forest has assigned an interdisciplinary team to begin the environmental analysis and to determine the level of NEPA that will be required, to be determined through scoping.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48530
Location: UNIT - Arrowhead Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. LEGAL - Not Applicable Strawberry Creek Watershed
Paivika Ridge Communication, Site Cal Pacific Tower, replacement building
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 06/2016
Actual: 06/23/2016
07/2016 Heidi Hoggan
909-382-2945
hhoggan@fs.fed.us
Description: Amendment to Cal Pacific Towers' lease, authorizing the construction of a replacement equipment building & structures: 32foot x 37foot building, propane tank, generator, & 68foot x 75foot perimeter fence in existing footprint of previous building.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49631
Location: UNIT - Arrowhead Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. LEGAL - T. 2 N., R. 4 W., Section 29, San Bernardino Base Meridian on the San Bernardino North Quadrangle South off of Playground Drive, in the Valley View Park area, west of Hwy 138 and North of Hwy 18.
San Bernardino National Forest, Big Bear Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Big Bear Mountain Resorts Improvements
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/16/2016
Expected: 07/2016 07/2016 David Kotlarski
909-382-2815
dkotlarski@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorize construction and maintenance of improvements to the Mountain Bike Park and other uses, all within the developed permit area along existing ski trails and service roads.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49669
Location: UNIT - Big Bear Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. LEGAL - Not Applicable Snow Summit, City of Big Bear Lake, California
Deadman's Ridge Communication Site
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2016
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 Heidi Hoggan
909-382-2945
hhoggan@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuance of a 30 year lease to Vista Towers to construct/operate a multi carrier cellular site. It would improve wireless communication coverage and capacity in the south Big Bear area, specifically Woodlands, Erwin Lake and along Highway 38.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48605
Location: UNIT - Big Bear Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. LEGAL - Township 2 North, Range 2 East, N 1/2 of section 29, SBBM, Moonridge Quadrangle Along FS 2N12Y. Access is from Erwin Lake, off of Willow Lane to Mariposa Lane, then 2N12Y
Green Trail
CE
- Special use management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/23/2015
Expected: 04/2016 05/2016 Scott Eliason
909-382-2830
seliason@fs.fed.us
Description: Construction of an approximately 1.75 mile long trail from the top of Snow Summit down to the Towne Trail, suitable for low-intermediate mountain biking and other non-motorized uses. This includes a 0.65 mi reroute of the existing Hike-a-Bike trail.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46633
Location: UNIT - Big Bear Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. LEGAL - T2N, R1E, Sec. 29, SBBM San Bernardino National Forest, Mountaintop Ranger District: along the west side of the Snow Summit Resort, in Bear Valley, just south of the City of Big Bear Lake, CA.
Holcomb Valley Seasonal Closure
CE
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Special area management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2016
Expected: 07/2016 12/2016 Scott Eliason
909-382-2830
seliason@fs.fed.us
Description: Seasonal closure in the Holcomb Valley area for resource protection and public health and safety. Gates would be installed, and closed by Forest Order based on wintery conditions when driving would be unsafe and damage the roads and other resources.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48754
Location: UNIT - Big Bear Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. LEGAL - Not Applicable Holcomb Valley area, east and north of (but not including) Polique Canyon Road (2N09) to Highways 38 and 18 and the San Bernardino National Forest boundary.
MTRD 2017 Road Decommissioning and Watershed Improvement
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2016
Expected: 08/2016 11/2016 Scott Eliason
909-382-2830
seliason@fs.fed.us
Description: This project would decommission system roads, and redesignate one system road as open to administrative use only. Project emphasis is on the Holcomb Valley Baldwin Lake Special Interest Area, with two roads beyond the SIA.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48529
Location: UNIT - Big Bear Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. LEGAL - Not Applicable Mountaintop Ranger District
Mitsubishi Cement Corporation South Quarry Plan of Operation
EIS
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Minerals and Geology
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
02/22/2012
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
05/2016
Expected: 01/2017 03/2017 Scott Eliason
909-382-2830
seliason@fs.fed.us
Description: Mitsubishi Cement Corporation (MCC) is proposing to develop and reclaim a new 153.6 acre high grade limestone quarry, the South Quarry.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36511
Location: UNIT - Big Bear Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. LEGAL - Township 3 North, Range 1 East, Section 14 Within Cushenbury Canyon, 6 miles south of the community of Lucerne Valley in San Bernardino County,
North Big Bear Fuels Reduction and Forest Health
EA
- Fuels management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/19/2009
Est. Comment Period
06/2016
Expected: 02/2017 04/2017 David Kelly
909-382-2772
davidkelly@fs.fed.us
Description: Cut and remove dead and dying trees as well as some green trees to reduce hazardous fuels in the community defense and threat zones along the North Shore of Big Bear Lake.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=3836
Location: UNIT - Big Bear Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. LEGAL - T2N, R2E SRC7 portions of SRC 1,2,3,10,11,12,13, 14,15,22, T2N R1R SRC7-12, 15, 16, 17, 18 In the Fawnskin Valley adjoining private land NW of the community of Fawnskin.
Omya Sentinel & Butterfield Quarries Expansion
EIS
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
02/28/2013
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
05/2016
Expected: 01/2017 03/2017 Scott Eliason
909-382-2830
seliason@fs.fed.us
Description: Omya California is submitting to the Forest and County, for permitting, an amended Plan of Operations and Reclamation Plan for an expansion of 28.8 acres for the Butterfield 3 Quarry and 22 acres for the Sentinel Quarry.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32613
Location: UNIT - Big Bear Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. LEGAL - Omya Butterfield 3 unpatented mining claims T.3 N., R.1 W., Sec.23
Rattlesnake Mountain OHV Trails
EA
- Recreation management
- Road management
- Watershed management
Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2016
Actual: 04/11/2016
06/2016 Scott Eliason
909-382-2830
seliason@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to evaluate adding OHV trails to the forest motorized trail system. New trails would be from near Rattlesnake Mountain, southeast to Big Pine Flat.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43331
Location: UNIT - Big Bear Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. LEGAL - Not Applicable San Bernardino National Forest, Mountaintop District, from near Rattlesnake Mountain and southeast to Big Pine Flat. South of the Town of Apple Valley, north of Fawnskin, California.
San Bernardino National Forest, Cajon Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
CalNev Pipeline Expansion
EIS
- Special use management In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
03/28/2012
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
06/2016
Expected: 09/2016 12/2016 Jason Collier
909-382-2869
jpcollier@fs.fed.us
Description: Expansion of Kinder Morgan gas pipeline from Corona CA to Las Vegas NV to authorize a new 16" pipeline. BLM is lead federal agency.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=26724
Location: UNIT - Cajon Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. LEGAL - Not Applicable Cajon Pass
Fontana Union Water Company Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2016
Expected: 03/2017 07/2017 Aaron Gagnon
909-382-2940
argagnon@fs.fed.us
Description: Analyze the environmental impacts of re-issuing an expired special use permit to the Fontana Union Water Company for the operation and maintenance of a soft plug dam on Lytle Creek.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=29883
Location: UNIT - Cajon Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. LEGAL - NW 1/4 of Section 6, T. 1 N, R. 5 W Located at the mouth of Lytle Creek Canyon just over the National Forest boundary
North-South Project, Natural Gas Transmission Pipeline Special Use Authorization
EIS
- Special use management In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
10/02/2015
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
02/2017
Expected: 03/2017 04/2017 Robert Hawkins
916-849-8037
rhhawkins@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuance of a new special use authorization for the construction, operation, and maintenance of a 36 inch natural gas transmission pipeline within West-Wide Energy Corridor #108-267 (Cajon Pass).
Web Link: http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/Environment/info/ene/n-s/northsouth.html
Location: UNIT - Cajon Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. LEGAL - Not Applicable Cajon Pass
San Bernardino National Forest, San Jacinto Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Anza Electric Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/07/2013
Expected: 10/2016 12/2016 Heidi Hoggan
909-382-2945
hhoggan@fs.fed.us
Description: This project is to renew the operating permit for Anza Electric, the public utility on the southern half of the San Jacinto Ranger District. Occurs within the Pyramid Peak B, Horse Creek Ridge, Hixon Flat, and Cactus Springs B IRAs
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=23286
Location: UNIT - San Jacinto Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside. LEGAL - Not Applicable The San Jacinto Ranger District.
Garner Grazing Allotment Project
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/17/2012
Est. Comment Period
09/2016
Expected: 12/2016 12/2016 Ann Bowers
909-382-2935
annbowers@fs.fed.us
Description: Assess grazing allotment, grazing program, determine compliance with Forest Plan and the 1995 Rescission Act Specifically for the Garner Allotment.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33253
Location: UNIT - San Jacinto Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside. LEGAL - Portions of T5S, R2E, Sections 35-36; T5S, R3E, Sections 26-29, 31-35; T6S, R2E, Sections 1, 2, 12; T6S, R3E, Sections 2-6, 8, 10-27, 34, 35. The approximately 16,586 acre Garner allotment is located about 3 miles southwest of the town of Idyllwild, California.
May Valley Non-Motorized Trail System
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Comment Period
05/23/2015
Expected: 12/2016 12/2016 John Ladley
909-382-2934
jladley@fs.fed.us
Description: Create a system of non-motorized trails in May Valley utilizing existing non-system roads and trails, as well as construction of a few new routes.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=15568
Location: UNIT - San Jacinto Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside. LEGAL - T5S, R2E, Sec.23, 24, 26; T5S, R3E, Sec.17-20,27-34; T6SR3E, Sec. 3-5 May Valley between Idyllwild and Hurkey Creek County Park
Pinyon Pines Property Owners Association - Community Mailboxes - Permit Reissuance
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/17/2016
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 Heidi Hoggan
909-382-2945
hhoggan@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissuance of 30 year permit to PPPOA for existing 80' x 8' (.015 acres) for mailboxes, secure outgoing mail box, large incoming mail parcel box & 2 community bulletin boards. Purpose: Update permit. Need: safe reasonable access for community & USPS.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49514
Location: UNIT - San Jacinto Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside. LEGAL - Township 7 South, Range 5 East, NE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of section 10, San Bernardino Base Meridian on the Toro Peak Quadrangle North off Hwy 74 on Pinyon Drive, east side of road at Forest boundary with private land just south of Indio Ave.
ROW from Hwy 74 to Lookout Mountain
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/07/2015
Expected: 10/2016 10/2016 Heidi Hoggan
909-382-2945
hhoggan@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuance of a 20 year FLPMA special use permit to RFNHND Kennedy Trust for use and maintenance of an existing 20 foot wide by 0.23 mile long access road from Hwy 74 to privately owned property on Lookout Mountain.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49168
Location: UNIT - San Jacinto Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside. LEGAL - township 7 south, range 4 east, section 16. Existing dirt road, South off of Hwy 74, east of Hwy 371, West of the Santa Rosa Indian Reservation, 0.23 miles to private land on Lookout Mt.
Riverside County Department Waste Resources - Idyllwild Green Waste Transfer Station permit reissue
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Special use management
- Fuels management
Analysis Completed Expected: 08/2016
Actual: 06/16/2016
08/2016 Heidi Hoggan
909-382-2945
hhoggan@fs.fed.us
Description: 10 year permit to RCDWR for transfer station for grinding of greenwaste from fire abatement - logs, brush, trees, pine needles - from local area; & for acceptance, temp storage & transfer of Recycle-Only Household Hazardous Waste from local residents
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49144
Location: UNIT - San Jacinto Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside. LEGAL - Township 5 South, Range 2 East, SE 1/4 of section 24, San Bernardino Base Meridian on the Idyllwild Quadrangle East side of Hwy 243, between Idyllwild and Mountain Center. At old Idyllwild Dump site at base of Chalk Hill.
Robert Smith & Dorothy Mihaly, Pinewood, water transmission line, permit reissuance
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/17/2016
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 Heidi Hoggan
909-382-2945
hhoggan@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue permit for 30 years for 52' (fifty-two feet) of pipeline (0.001 acres) for transporting permittees' ground water across USFS from private land to private land. Plastic tubing is attached in the summer then removed in winter.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49515
Location: UNIT - San Jacinto Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside. LEGAL - Township 4 South, Range 2 East, SE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of section 14, San Bernardino Base Meridian on the San Jacinto Peak Quadrangle Pinewood Community near Black Mt. and Fuller Mill Ck. Pipe crosses extreme south east corner of USFS Section 14 as it transports water from private land in Section 13 to private land in Section 23.
SJ Wild & Scenic Rivers Management Plan
EA
- Land management planning
- Special area management
Cancelled N/A N/A Arturo Delgado
626-574-5258
adelgado@fs.fed.us
Description: To develop a Wild & Scenic River Comprehensive River Management Plan (CRMP) for Bautista Creek, the North Fork of the San Jacinto River, Palm Canyon Creek and Fuller Mill Creek. Occurs within Hixon Flat, Rouse Hill, and Pyramid Peak A IRAs.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34053
Location: UNIT - San Jacinto Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside. LEGAL - Not Applicable Segments of Palm Canyon Creek, Bautista Creek, Fuller Mill Creek and the North Fork of the San Jacinot River
Wellman Grazing Allotment Project
EA
- Grazing management Cancelled N/A N/A Arturo Delgado
626-574-5258
adelgado@fs.fed.us
Description: New project based on original, larger allotment review. Assess grazing allotment, grazing program, determine compliance with Forest Plan and the 1995 Rescission Act. Occurs within the Pyramid Peak A IRA.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33257
Location: UNIT - San Jacinto Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Wellman grazing allotment is approximately 6 miles southeast of the town of Idyllwild, California.
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