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
- R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
- San Bernardino National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- 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 Gorgonio Ranger District
- San Bernardino National Forest, San Jacinto Ranger District


Projects Occurring Nationwide
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Best Test Project EVER!
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
12/04/2013
Expected: 11/2014 11/2015 Jared Dringenburg
859-333-1316
jdringenburg@fs.fed.us
Description: test
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. LEGAL - Not Applicable test
Dan's Web Preview Test
EIS

   *NEW LISTING*
- Facility management Developing Proposal
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
08/2014'T'00:00:00
Expected: 08/2014'T'00:00:00 09/2014'T'00:00:00 Daniel Abernathy
703-785-7614
danielmabernathy@fs.fed.us
Description: Test Web Preview Feature for TOTM
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42899
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. LEGAL - Not Applicable Over there, yonder.
Scarborough Fair
EIS

   *NEW LISTING*
- Facility management Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2013 09/2013 Samuel Collins
202-531-0065
samuelrcollins@fs.fed.us
Description: This is a test project.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42758
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. LEGAL - Not Applicable This is a test location description.
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Southern California National Forests Land Management Plan Amendment
EIS
- Land management planning In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
02/15/2013
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
07/2013
Expected: 12/2013 02/2014 Robert Hawkins
916-849-8037
rhhawkins@fs.fed.us
Description: The Angeles, Cleveland, Los Padres, and San Bernardino national forests propose to amend their land management plans with new guidance for roadless area management and land management plan monitoring.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35130
Location: UNIT - Angeles National Forest All Units, Cleveland National Forest All Units, Los Padres National Forest All Units, San Bernardino National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern, Los Angeles, Monterey, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura. Angeles, Cleveland, Los Padres, and San Bernardino National Forests
San Bernardino 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
Expired Permit reissuance
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Comment Period
08/23/2013
Expected: 11/2013 12/2013 Jason Collier
909-382-2869
jpcollier@fs.fed.us
Description: To reissue approx. 65 expired permits for transportation, sanitation, energy, and communications. These uses are ongoing and continuous. This action is administrative only and does not authorize ground disturbing activities or changes to the permits.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42500
Location: UNIT - San Bernardino National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. LEGAL - Not Applicable Lytle Creek, Arrowhead, Big Bear.
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
06/2013
Expected: 10/2013 11/2013 Thomas Hall
909-382-2905
thall@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
Miller Canyon OHV Staging Area
EA
- Recreation management
- Facility management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/19/2012
Est. Comment Period
07/2013
Expected: 01/2014 01/2014 Thomas Hall
909-382-2905
thall@fs.fed.us
Description: The development of an OHV Staging Area in Miller Canyon will be evaluated to accommodate the existing use and protect sensitive resources.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36509
Location: UNIT - Arrowhead Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. LEGAL - Township 2 North, Range 4 West, Sections 10 and 11 Miller Canyon along the East fork of the West fork of the Mojave River off of 2N37
San Bernardino National Forest, Big Bear Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Mitsubishi Cement Corporation South Quarry Plan of Operation
EIS
- Minerals and Geology
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
02/22/2012
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
10/2013
Expected: 04/2014 04/2014 Thomas Hall
909-382-2905
thall@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
07/2013
Expected: 09/2013 09/2013 Thomas Hall
909-382-2905
thall@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
10/2013
Expected: 04/2014 04/2014 Thomas Hall
909-382-2905
thall@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
Snow Summit Summer Use Permits
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Comment Period
02/05/2013
Expected: 06/2013 08/2013 David Kotlarski
909-382-2815
dkotlarski@fs.fed.us
Description: The Mountaintop Ranger District proposes to authorize Snow Summit to install a dual/race zipline and a climbing wall within the resort base area, and also provide for mountain bike use on and within the permit area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41212
Location: UNIT - Big Bear Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. LEGAL - T2N, R1E, Sec 28, 29, 32, 33 Snow Summit Ski Area
San Bernardino National Forest, Cajon Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Baldy Mesa OHV Trails and Staging Area Project
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/14/2013
Est. Comment Period
07/2013
Expected: 10/2013 01/2014 Thomas Hall
909-382-2905
thall@fs.fed.us
Description: Designate and reconstruct trails for motorized use. Evaluate location of parking area at Staging Area. Close all undesignated trails and restore those areas.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=13475
Location: UNIT - Cajon Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. LEGAL - T.3N, R.6W, sections 3-6, 9-14, 23 Baldy Mesa west of Cajon Pass and Oak Hills
Boa Prescribed Burn
CE
- Fuels management In Progress
Comment Period
02/05/2013
Expected: 04/2013 06/2013 Thomas Hall
909-382-2905
thall@fs.fed.us
Description: Establish fuels breaks, create control lines for prescribed burning, and systematically prescribe burn approximately 800 acres near the communities of Keenbrook and Lytle Creek.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=19248
Location: UNIT - Cajon Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. LEGAL - T2N, R6W, Sec. 11, 14, 23, 24 Cajon Pass near the community of Keenbrook.
CalNev Pipeline Expansion
EIS
- Special use management In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
03/28/2012
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
02/2013
Expected: 05/2013 07/2013 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.
Location: UNIT - Cajon Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. Cajon Pass
Fontana Union Water Company Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
07/2013
Expected: 09/2013 12/2013 Jason Collier
909-382-2869
jpcollier@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.
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
Pioneer Green Energy Meteorological Towers Baldy Mesa
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management
- Research
Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
09/2013
Expected: 11/2013 01/2014 Aaron Gagnon
909-382-2940
argagnon@fs.fed.us
Description: Pioneer Green Energy proposes to install up to 4 meteorological towers to determine feasiblity of wind energy generation.
Location: UNIT - Cajon Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. LEGAL - Township 3 North, Range 6 West Along NFS Road 3N24 in Baldy Mesa
Summit OHV Staging Area
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Comment Period
08/23/2012
Expected: 09/2013 10/2013 Thomas Hall
909-382-2905
thall@fs.fed.us
Description: Designate the Summit OHV Staging Area in the area of the existing use.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35360
Location: UNIT - Cajon Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. LEGAL - T3N, R5W, Sections 29-30 FS Road 3N22, South of Hwy. 138
San Bernardino National Forest, San Gorgonio Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Caltrans SR 38 Culvert Repair
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Katie Nelson
909-382-2812
klnelson@fs.fed.us
Description: Culvert headwall repair and debris deflector replacement in Schneider Creek. Implementation requires a temporary special use permit for use and occupancy of National Forest lands.
Location: UNIT - San Gorgonio Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. LEGAL - T1N, R1W, NE ? Sec 23. SR 38 approximately 2 miles east of Angelus Oaks, on Schneider Creek
Mill Creek Invasive Plant Treatment Project
EA
- Land acquisition
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Comment Period
03/12/2013
Expected: 06/2013 08/2013 Debra Nelson
909 382 2858
dlnelson@fs.fed.us
Description: Eradication, control, containment, and/or suppression of existing and new infestations of invasive plant species in the Mill Creek Watershed using herbicides, manual, mechanical, biological, and fire wilting methods. Occurs within Raywood Flat B IRA.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=31973
Location: UNIT - San Gorgonio Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. LEGAL - R1W, T1S, Sections 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, & 13; R1E, T1S, Sections 16, 17 & 18 Mill Creek Watershed approximately 6 miles east of Redlands, California
Southern California Edison San Gorgonio FERC Decommissioning
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/15/2011
Est. Comment Period
10/2013
Expected: 12/2013 12/2013 Jerry Sirski
909-382-2887
jsirski@fs.fed.us
Description: Decommissioning of the Southern California Edison FERC San Gorgonio License
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=25184
Location: UNIT - San Gorgonio Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. Front Counrty District, Banning Canyon area
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
Comment Period
01/07/2013
Expected: 11/2013 12/2013 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.
Cinco Poses Site Preservation Project
CE
- Heritage resource management Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
01/2014
Expected: 03/2014 05/2014 Bill Sapp
909-382-2658
billsapp@fs.fed.us
Description: To preserve rock art site in vicinity of recreational bouldering area.
Location: UNIT - San Jacinto Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside. LEGAL - Not Applicable Black Mountain road below Boulder Basin campground on San Jacinto Ranger District
Desert Water Agency Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
08/2013
Expected: 12/2013 02/2014 Heidi Hoggan
909-382-2945
hhoggan@fs.fed.us
Description: DWA's current permit is expired. The water system (pipelines, reservoir, and access roads) serves the City of Palm Springs and the community of snow creek. Hydroelectric power generated. The permit needs to be renewed and updated.
Location: UNIT - San Jacinto Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside. LEGAL - T3S, R3E, Sec 28 Forest land south of Hwy 111 and I-10 junction, south of the snow creek community in a 1 mile square section
Garner Grazing Allotment Project
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/17/2012
Est. Comment Period
06/2013
Expected: 06/2014 07/2014 David Austin
909-382-2733
daaustin@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 Specifically for the Garner Allotment. Occurs within Pyramid Peak B IRA.
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
05/23/2013
Expected: 03/2014 03/2014 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.
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
Pine Cove Fuelbreak Maintenance
EA
- Fuels management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2013
Expected: 12/2013 12/2013 Kayanna Warren
909-382-2944
klwarren@fs.fed.us
Description: The Pine Cove Fuelbreak was last treated in 2005 and regrowth is reducing the effectiveness of the fuelbreak. Need to reduce the fuel loading on 220 acres on the fuelbreak through mechanical, hand treatment, and prescribed burning.
Location: UNIT - San Jacinto Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside. LEGAL - From Highway 243 to the Strawberry Ridge Fuelbreak and then west to the San Jacinto Truck Trail Township 5 South, Range 2 East, Section 11
Riverside County Pinyon Pines Transfer Station Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
08/2013
Expected: 09/2013 10/2013 Heidi Hoggan
909-382-2945
hhoggan@fs.fed.us
Description: Renewal of a 10 year permit for operation and management of transfer station to Riverside County Waste Management Department.
Location: UNIT - San Jacinto Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside. LEGAL - Township 7 South, Range 5 East, Southeast 1/4 of Section 10 Pinyon Pines, South of Hwy 74 and Pinyon Dr at the South end of Pinyon Pines Transfer Station Rd. near the Sawmill trailhead parking area
SJ Wild & Scenic Rivers Management Plan
EA
- Regulations, Directives, Orders Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2013
Expected: 04/2014 06/2014 John Ladley
909-382-2934
jladley@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.
Location: UNIT - San Jacinto Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside. Segments of Palm Canyon Creek, Bautista Creek, Fuller Mill Creek and the North Fork of the San Jacinot River
Strawberry Ridge Fuelbreak Maintenance
CE
- Fuels management In Progress
Comment Period
01/24/2013
Expected: 06/2013 12/2013 Kayanna Warren
909-382-2944
klwarren@fs.fed.us
Description: The Strawberry Fuelbreak was last treated in 2001 and regrowth is reducing the effectiveness of the fuelbreak. Need to reduce the fuel loading on 96 acres on the fuelbreak through mechanical treatment, hand treatment, and prescribed burning.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38893
Location: UNIT - San Jacinto Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside. LEGAL - Not Applicable Four miles northwest of Idyllwild, south of Highway 243
Wellman Grazing Allotment Project
EA
- Grazing management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2013
Expected: 11/2014 11/2014 Thomas Hall
909-382-2905
thall@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. The Wellman grazing allotment is approximately 6 miles southeast of the town of Idyllwild, California.
West Ridge Fuelbreak Maintenance
CE
- Fuels management In Progress
Comment Period
01/24/2013
Expected: 06/2013 12/2013 Kayanna Warren
909-382-2944
klwarren@fs.fed.us
Description: The West Ridge Fuelbreak was last treated in 2006 and regrowth is reducing the effectiveness of the fuelbreak. Need to reduce the fuel loading on 70 acres on the fuelbreak through hand treatment.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38870
Location: UNIT - San Jacinto Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside. LEGAL - West of Highway 243 along the south facing slope below the community of Idyllwild. Township 5 South, Range 2 East, Sections 13, 23, 24
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This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.