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, 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 Jacinto Ranger District


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
Mountain Yellow-legged Frog Translocation
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
08/01/2017
Expected: 09/2017 09/2017 David Austin
909-382-2733
daaustin@fs.fed.us
Description: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes to issue 10(a)(1)(A) permits in accordance with the Endangered Species Act of 1973, for the reestablishment and/or population augmentation of the federally endangered mountain yellow-legged frog.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52287
Location: UNIT - San Bernardino National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside, San Bernardino. LEGAL - Tahquitz and Willow canyons, Bluff Lake/Siberia Creek, and Sugarloaf Pond on the San Bernardino National Forest, San Bernardino and Riverside counties, California The proposed sites are within Tahquitz and Willow canyons, Bluff Lake/Siberia Creek, and Sugarloaf Pond on the San Bernardino National Forest, San Bernardino and Riverside counties, California.
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 On Hold N/A N/A 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
Camp Paivika Zip Line Project
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/15/2016
Expected: 04/2017 04/2017 Scott Evans
909-382-2808
saevans@fs.fed.us
Description: Installation of a full dual rider zip line, 630 feet in length. Location is on National Forest System Land within Camp Paivika in the Crestline Area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51059
Location: UNIT - Arrowhead Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. LEGAL - Not Applicable Camp Paivika, Crestline area.
Grass Valley Fire Restoration - Fuels Reduction/Reforestation/Invasive Species Removal/Road Repair
EA
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/03/2014
Est. Comment Period
11/2017
Expected: 04/2018 06/2018 Thad Chavez
909-382-2772
thadchavez@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
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
- Recreation management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/16/2016
Expected: 04/2017 05/2017 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 In Progress
Scoping Start
05/31/2017
Expected: 11/2017 12/2017 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
Holcomb Valley Seasonal Closure
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Special area management
- Road management
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
09/2017
Expected: 10/2018 12/2018 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
- Road management
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2018
Expected: 10/2018 12/2018 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
- Minerals and Geology
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
12/19/2016
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
03/2018
Expected: 04/2018 05/2018 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
01/2018
Expected: 06/2018 07/2018 Thad Chavez
909-382-2772
thadchavez@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
11/2017
Expected: 09/2018 10/2018 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
SCE - Doble Circuit Grid Reliability and Maintenance Project
EA
- Land ownership management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/16/2017
Expected: 06/2018 07/2018 Jerry Sirski
909-382-2690
jsirski@fs.fed.us
Description: The Southern California Edison Co. is proposing to replace 385 wood poles with light weight steel poles; replace, remove and install 200 anchors and down guys; and re-conductor the overhead 33kV line along the Doble Circuit.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49223
Location: UNIT - Big Bear Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. LEGAL - Multiple sections of Township 3 North, Ranges 1 and @ East, SBBM The proposed project is located west of Highway 18 in Lucerne Valley between the Cottonwood substation to the north and the Gold Hill substation to the south, in San Bernardino County, California.
San Bernardino National Forest, Cajon Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Cajon Pass Ignition Reduction Project
CE
- Fuels management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
09/2017
Expected: 11/2017 04/2018 Daniel O'Connor
9093822996
dsoconnor@fs.fed.us
Description: This project intends to reduce and maintain available fine fuels directly adjacent to roadways that are a consistent source of fire propagation along Interstate 15, Highway 138, and Old Cajon Road.
Location: UNIT - Cajon Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. LEGAL - Not Applicable Cajon Pass including Interstate 15, Highway 138, and Old Cajon Roads on NFS lands.
Fontana Union Water Company Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Christine Hill
530-257-4188
cahill01@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
Nestle Waters North America Inc Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/18/2016
Est. Scoping Start
03/2016
Expected: 10/2017 10/2017 Tasha Hernandez
909-382-2905
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 - Cajon Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. LEGAL - Not Applicable Strawberry Creek Watershed
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: 12/2017 01/2018 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
09/2017
Expected: 12/2017 12/2017 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.
ROW from Hwy 74 to Lookout Mountain
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A 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.
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