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.

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- 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


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
03/2016
Expected: 09/2016 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
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management
In Progress
Comment Period
03/31/2015
Expected: 01/2016 03/2016 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 Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2016
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.
Location: UNIT - Arrowhead Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. LEGAL - Not Applicable Strawberry Creek Watershed
San Bernardino National Forest, Big Bear Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Deadman's Ridge Communication Site
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2016
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 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
- Recreation management
- Special use 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.
MTRD 2017 Road Decommissioning and Watershed Improvement
EA
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2016
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 Scott Eliason
909-382-2830
seliason@fs.fed.us
Description: This project would decommission and restore system roads and unauthorized routes, place new seasonal closures on system roads and redesignate one system road as open to administrative use only. Implementation would be in 2017.
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
03/2016
Expected: 10/2016 01/2017 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
03/2016
Expected: 08/2016 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
03/2016
Expected: 10/2016 01/2017 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
- Watershed management
- Road management
In Progress
Comment Period
11/16/2015
Expected: 02/2016 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 In Progress
Scoping Start
01/06/2014
Expected: 05/2016 07/2016 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: 01/2016 01/2016 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
01/2016
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 Heidi Hoggan
909-382-2945
hhoggan@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
05/23/2015
Expected: 01/2016 01/2016 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.
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
SJ Wild & Scenic Rivers Management Plan
EA
- Special area management
- Land management planning
On Hold N/A N/A 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.
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 On Hold N/A N/A Heidi Hoggan
909-382-2945
hhoggan@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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