Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

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- 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


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
FEIS NOA in Federal Register
11/22/2013
Expected: 10/2014 10/2014 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. LEGAL - Not Applicable 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
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/23/2013
Expected: 11/2014 01/2015 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.
Southern California Edison Pole/Switch Replacement
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 03/2015 04/2015 Jerry Sirski
909-382-2690
jsirski@fs.fed.us
Description: Forestwide utility pole/switch replacement on Southern California Edison distribution lines.
Location: UNIT - San Bernardino National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside, San Bernardino. LEGAL - Not Applicable Forestwide utility pole/switch replacement.
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
Pioneer Green Energy Meteorological Towers Baldy Mesa
CE
- Research
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/24/2014
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42723
Location: UNIT - Cajon Ranger District, San Gorgonio Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. LEGAL - Township 3 North, Range 6 West Along NFS Road 3N24 in Baldy Mesa
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
03/2015
Expected: 10/2015 10/2015 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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2015
Expected: 11/2015 05/2016 Jerry Sirski
909-382-2690
jsirski@fs.fed.us
Description: Removal of hazard trees, reforestation of severly burned areas, and repair of roads and trails.
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
SCE Pole/Switch Replacement - Highway 138
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 05/2015 05/2015 Jerry Sirski
909-382-2690
jsirski@fs.fed.us
Description: Replacement of poles and switches as on NFS lands as a result of Highway 138 realignment.
Location: UNIT - Arrowhead Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. LEGAL - Not Applicable Along Highway 138 between Silverwood lake and Interstate 15
San Bernardino National Forest, Big Bear Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Alpine Pedal Path Improvement - CMTL Major Project
CE
- Facility management
- Road management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/16/2013
Expected: 10/2014 06/2015 David Kotlarski
909-382-2815
dkotlarski@fs.fed.us
Description: Widen the Apline Pedal Path by 3 feet so it can better handle the current volume of foot and bicycle traffic.
Location: UNIT - Big Bear Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. LEGAL - Not Applicable Trail along the north side of Big Bear Lake
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
01/2015
Expected: 09/2015 01/2016 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
12/2014
Expected: 02/2015 02/2015 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
01/2015
Expected: 09/2015 01/2016 Jerry Sirski
909-382-2690
jsirski@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
- Road management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2014
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 David Kotlarski
909-382-2815
dkotlarski@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to evaluate adding aproximately 20 miles to the forest trail system designated as exculsive to motorcycle use. New trails would be on Rattlesnake Mountain, northeast of 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 Rattlesnake Mountain, northeast of Big Pine Flat, in Holcomb Valley.
Snow Summit Mountain Bike Trails - Ski Area Permit Amendment
CE
- Special use management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/17/2014
Expected: 05/2015 05/2015 David Kotlarski
909-382-2815
dkotlarski@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorization and construction of mountain bike trails both on and outside of ski runs
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43432
Location: UNIT - Big Bear Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. LEGAL - Not Applicable Snow Summit Ski Area, Big Bear, CA
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
10/2014
Expected: 12/2014 03/2015 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. LEGAL - Not Applicable Cajon Pass
Fontana Union Water Company Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/06/2014
Expected: 04/2015 05/2015 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.
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
Gobbler Fire Reforestation
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
09/05/2014
Expected: 01/2015 02/2015 Ian Turner
503-630-8791
iturner@fs.fed.us
Description: Reforestation of the Gobbler Fire area
Location: UNIT - Cajon Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. LEGAL - Not Applicable Cajon Pass
San Bernardino National Forest, San Gorgonio Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Southern California Edison San Gorgonio FERC Decommissioning
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Comment Period
07/03/2013
Expected: 01/2015 06/2015 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
Scoping Start
01/07/2013
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 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.
Black and Marion Mountain Road Reconstruction - Legacy Road
CE
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/16/2013
Expected: 01/2015 03/2015 Joshua Direen
909-382-2609
jdireen@fs.fed.us
Description: Reconstruction of Black and Marion Mountain roads
Location: UNIT - San Jacinto Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside. LEGAL - Not Applicable NFS 4S01 and 4S71
Desert Water Agency Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/23/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37895
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 On Hold N/A N/A 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
Scoping Start
05/21/2013
Est. Comment Period
03/2015
Expected: 07/2015 09/2015 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
Mountain Fire Reforestation Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
09/23/2014
Expected: 11/2014 01/2015 Kayanna Warren
909-382-2944
klwarren@fs.fed.us
Description: Hazard tree reduction and reforestation of approximately 313 acres in the Mountain Fire area
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43430
Location: UNIT - San Jacinto Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside. LEGAL - Not Applicable Mountain Fire impacted areas - May Valley, Cold Water Creek, Bonita Vista, Keenwild, and Apple Canyon.
Pine Cove Fuelbreak Maintenance
CE
- Fuels management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/08/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=26697
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 In Progress
Scoping Start
06/03/2014
Expected: 09/2014 09/2014 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36614
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
- Land management planning
- Special area management
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.
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
San Jacinto Wilderness Trail Maintenance - CMTL Major Project
CE
- Facility management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/16/2013
Expected: 11/2014 03/2015 John Ladley
909-382-2934
jladley@fs.fed.us
Description: Maintenance of trails in the San Jacinto Wilderness
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43431
Location: UNIT - San Jacinto Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside. LEGAL - Not Applicable San Jacinto Wilderness
Wellman Grazing Allotment Project
EA
- Grazing management On Hold N/A N/A 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.
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