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 in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)
- R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
- Sequoia National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Sequoia National Forest, Hume Lake Ranger District
- Sequoia National Forest, Kern River Ranger District
- Sequoia National Forest, Tule River Ranger District


Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Sierra Nevada Forest Plan Amendment (SNFPA)
EIS
- Land management planning On Hold N/A N/A Donald Yasuda
916-640-1168
dyasuda@fs.fed.us
Description: Prepare a narrowly focused analysis to comply with two orders issued by the Eastern District Court of California on November 4, 2009. Correct the 2004 SNFPA Final SEIS to address range of alternatives and analytical consistency issues.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/snfpa/2010seis
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District, Bridgeport Ranger District, Eldorado National Forest All Units, Inyo National Forest All Units, Lassen National Forest All Units, Modoc National Forest All Units, Plumas National Forest All Units, Sequoia National Forest All Units, Sierra National Forest All Units, Stanislaus National Forest All Units, Tahoe National Forest All Units, Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - California, Nevada. COUNTY - Douglas, Esmeralda, Mineral, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, El Dorado, Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Lassen, Madera, Mariposa, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Tulare, Tuolumne, Yuba. LEGAL - Along the Sierra Nevada Range, from the Oregon/California border south to Lake Isabella as well as lands in western Nevada. Sierra Nevada National Forests
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Inyo, Sierra, and Sequoia National Forests Land Management Plans Revision
EIS
- Land management planning In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
08/29/2014
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
04/2015
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 Michael Dietl
707-562-9121
michaeldietl@fs.fed.us
Description: The Sequoia, Sierra, and Inyo National Forests propose to revise their land management plans as guided by the 2012 Planning Rule.
Web Link: http://tinyurl.com/r5earlyadopters
Location: UNIT - Inyo National Forest All Units, Sequoia National Forest All Units, Sierra National Forest All Units. STATE - California, Nevada. COUNTY - Esmeralda, Mineral, Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Mono, Tulare. LEGAL - Not Applicable Entire Sierra National Forest, entire Inyo National Forest, and the Sequoia National Forest outside of the Giant Sequoia National Monument.
Sequoia 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
SURVIVAL TRAINING SCHOOLS OF CALIFORNIA
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Art Colson
760-379-5646
acolson@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuance of a one year outfitter guide special use permit-- teaching a hybrid of Native American traditions & contemporary backpacking/wilderness survival skills.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php/?project=34871
Location: UNIT - Tule River Ranger District, Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern, Tulare. LEGAL - T20-28S, R30-34E, MDB&M Various locations on the Western Divide and Kern River Ranger Districts
Sequoia National Forest, Hume Lake Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
BIG STUMP REDWOOD MTN. FUELS RESTORATION PROJECT
EA
- Fuels management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/14/2014
Est. Comment Period
10/2014
Expected: 02/2015 03/2015 Paul Leusch
559-338-2320
pleusch@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to reduce fuels buildup in a portion of Big Stump Giant Sequoia Grove through prescribed burning to protect nearby facilities and begin reintroducing fire into the grove.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36313
Location: UNIT - Hume Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno, Tulare. LEGAL - T14S, R28E, MDB&M Portion of Big Stump Grove bisected by State Highway 180, Redwood Mountain Grove,and area in between southwest of Kings Canyon National Park.
KIRKLAND PLANTATION THIN
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
08/09/2011
Expected: 10/2014 05/2015 Marianne Emmendorfer
559-338-2251 x 313
mmemmendorfer@fs.fed.us
Description: Masticate small trees (less than 10 inches dbh) and brush causing overstocked conditions in plantations near Kirkland Meadow. Underburn or pile and burn fuel concentrations. Leave 80-120 trees per acre and pockets of untreated shrubs for wildlife.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36971
Location: UNIT - Hume Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno, Tulare. LEGAL - T13-14S, R28-29E, MDB&M Hume Lake Ranger District
LEFEVER CREEK BRIDGE AND ROAD DECOMMISSIONING
EA
- Road management On Hold N/A N/A Marianne Emmendorfer
559-338-2251 x 313
mmemmendorfer@fs.fed.us
Description: Decommission Lefever Creek bridge on Forest Service Road 13S91 by removing the decking, steel girders, and footings of the bridge. This area is closed to the general public and accesses private property. An alternative route provides adequate access.
Location: UNIT - Hume Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno, Tulare. LEGAL - T12S, R25E, SW1/4 of Section 28 Lefever Creek bridge is located along FS Rd 13S91 in the Pine Flat Reservoir area. This area is closed to the general public and accesses private property.
MILL FLAT CREEK ROADS MANAGEMENT
EA
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/17/2012
Est. Comment Period
09/2014
Expected: 01/2015 03/2015 Marianne Emmendorfer
559-338-2251 x 313
mmemmendorfer@fs.fed.us
Description: A proposal to seasonally close the Davis Road (FR 12S01) (approximately 12/1 - 4/15 based on weather conditions) and to decommission 13 forest roads or portions of roads (a total of 3.3 miles) within the Mill Flat Creek Critical Aquatic Refuge.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38634
Location: UNIT - Hume Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T13S, R26-27E MDB&M Mill Flat Creek drainage
MILLWOOD OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE STAGING AREA REDESIGN PROJECT
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Special use management
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/24/2010
Est. Comment Period
09/2014
Expected: 01/2015 03/2015 Carol Hallacy
559-338-2251
challacy@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to redesign the Millwood OHV Staging Area to better define camp/day use areas and road access in order to reduce impacts to the creek and other resources.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32302
Location: UNIT - Hume Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T13-14S, R27E, MDB&M Millwood Staging Area is a popular OHV use site, split by the Mill Flat Creek which is a critical aquatic refuge, & overlaps the potentially historic town site of Millwood
STONY CREEK LODGE EXPANSION PROJECT (ASILOMAR MGMT COMPANY)
EA
- Heritage resource management
- Special use management
- Facility management
- Recreation management
On Hold N/A N/A Carol Hallacy
559-338-2251
challacy@fs.fed.us
Description: Expand lodging facilities to 45 rooms at the Stony Creek Lodge, on Generals Highway.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=3387
Location: UNIT - Hume Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tulare. LEGAL - Section 33, T.14S., R.29E., MDM. < 5 acres. Stony Creek Lodge special use permit site on Generals Highway.
TENMILE OVERFLOW RESTROOM INSTALLATION
EA
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Carol Hallacy
559-338-2251
challacy@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to install a vault toilet in the Tenmile Campground Overflow dispersed camping area to reduce impacts to resources. It would provide a permanent restroom to replace the portable restrooms placed in this area only during peak season use.
Location: UNIT - Hume Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T13S, R28E, MDB&M The dispersed camping area is adjacent to Tenmile Campground on Tenmile Creek.
Sequoia National Forest, Kern River Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
80's MINING PLAN OF OPERATIONS
EA
- Special use management
- Road management
- Minerals and Geology
In Progress
Comment Period
12/19/2009
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 Brenda Ehmann
760-376-3781 ext 610
behmann@fs.fed.us
Description: Placer mining operations for the exploration and extraction of gold from the stream channel in Greenhorn Creek and maintenance of the access roads.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php/?project=25625
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - Sections 11 & 12, T.27S., R.31E., MDM. Kern County, CA. Greenhorn Creek located in the Greenhorn Mountains, on Kern River Ranger District.
ALTA SIERRA MUTUAL WATER COMPANY SPECIAL USE PERMIT RENEWAL
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 11/2014 11/2014 Art Colson
760-379-5646
acolson@fs.fed.us
Description: Special use permit renewal for water tank, water transmission line, and road access.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45427
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - SW1/4, Section 21, T.25S., R.32E. MDBM North of Highway 155 and south and east of the Greenhorn Summit.
BOREL BUOY INSTALLATION
EA
- Facility management On Hold N/A N/A Roger Porter
559-784-1500, ext. 1136
rwporter@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed project is to install flotation buoys along the length of the Borel Canal in the interest of public safety. Approximately 300 buoys will be installed; 120 of which will be on National Forest System land.
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - FS land: T.26S., R.33E., Sections 4, 17, 19-20, 30; T.25S., R. 33E., Section 33. SCE land: T.26S., R.33E., Sections 4-5, 8, 19-20 Borel Canal across Lake Isabella
CARVER (Stanley) ROCKHOUSE BASIN ROAD SPECIAL USE PERMIT
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/03/2008
Est. Comment Period
09/2014
Expected: 12/2014 04/2015 Art Colson
760-379-5646, ext. 562
acolson@fs.fed.us
Description: FLPMA road special use permit (SUP) to be reissued for 10 years, with no changes and no ground disturbing activities.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php/?project=33099
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tulare. LEGAL - Sections 26, 27, 34, T23S, R35 E, MDB&M Dome Land Wilderness
GILBERT DITCH ASSOCIATION
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 12/2014 12/2014 Art Colson
760-379-5646
acolson@fs.fed.us
Description: Operation and maintenance of a water irrigation ditch
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36451
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - Section 10, T25S, R33E, MDB&M Kernville area
KENNY CARVER WATER TRANSMISSION LINE
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 12/2014 12/2014 Art Colson
760-379-5646
acolson@fs.fed.us
Description: Maintenance & operation of a water transmission line (less than 12 inches diameter) and enclosure with reservoir covering 0.04 acres
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36452
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - Section 14, T25S, R33E, MDB&M Kernville area
KERN COUNTY BOAT PATROL STATION - SUP
CE
- Land ownership management
- Special use management
On Hold N/A N/A Art Colson
760-379-5646
acolson@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue new permit for one building (20 ft X 20 ft) and an associated parking area (one acre), to be used in conjuction with boat patrols on Lake Isabella. SUP to be issued for 10 years. (SUP was never issued. Previously under an ACOE lease)
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - NW 1/4 Sec. 9, T.26S., R.33E., MDM. Approximately one (1) acre. Kern County. Located near French Gulch Peninsula at Lake Isabella, on the Kern River Ranger District.
KERN RIVER NOXIOUS WEED CONTROL
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
12/2014
Expected: 05/2015 06/2015 Steve Anderson
760-376-3781 x. 680
swanderson@fs.fed.us
Description: This project proposes to treat salt cedar and possibly tree of heaven at multiple locations. Treatment will consist of using herbicides where necessary for control of these invasive non-native species
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern, Tulare. LEGAL - Not Applicable Isabella Lake, Upper and lower Kern River where salt cedar and tree of heaven are found
KERN RIVER VALLEY GUN ASSOCIATION
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/25/2014
Expected: 10/2014 10/2014 Art Colson
760-379-5646, ext. 562
acolson@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue 20 year special use permit for a target range. No changes are proposed. Current permit covers approximately 40 acres and 0.25 miles of road.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php/?project=33149
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - NE1/4 Section 3, T26S, R33E, MDB&M Kernville adjacent to Kern County Waste Disposal Transfer Station
KERN VALLEY RIVER COUNCIL SPECIAL USE PERMIT RENEWAL
CE
- Special use management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 11/2014 11/2014 Art Colson
760-379-5646
acolson@fs.fed.us
Description: Renewal of expired special use permit for a 5-year term for the use of the Miracle Hot Springs Day Use Area for teaching and kayak events.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45462
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - Section 15, T.27S., R.32E. MDBM On the Kern River near Miracle Hot Springs Day Use Area, adjacent to Hobo Campground off the Old Kern Canyon Road (214).
LA PALOMA #1 AND # 2 MINING PLAN OF OPERATIONS
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
05/07/2014
Expected: 01/2015 03/2015 Tim Kelly
760-379-5646 583
tkelly@fs.fed.us
Description: Sampling and mining of ore from an existing barite mine.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42938
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tulare. LEGAL - Not Applicable Sections 4, 9, and 10, T. 22S, R. 34 E__
LOGSDON ROAD SPECIAL USE PERMIT RENEWAL
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2014
Expected: 12/2014 01/2015 Art Colson
760-379-5646
acolson@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to renew special use permit for unimproved dirt road (approximately 600 feet long and 12 feet wide for 0.16 acres) that accesses private property from FS Road 21S02 near Beach Meadow.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php/?project=40318
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tulare. LEGAL - NE1/4, SW1/4, Section 3, T21S, R34E, MDB&M Off FS Road 21S02 near north end of Beach Meadow.
MORELAND MINES RECLAMATION
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Minerals and Geology
- Watershed management
On Hold N/A N/A Tim Kelly
760-379-5646 583
tkelly@fs.fed.us
Description: Closure of mine openings and removal of structures, old equipment, and trash, from nine (9) abandoned mines.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=25626
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - Sections 17, 18, 19, & 20, T.28S., R.34E., MDM. Kern County, CA. Located in the Alaska Flat area of the Piute Mountains, on Kern River Ranger District.
OSA MEADOW RESTORATION PROJECT
EA
- Watershed management On Hold N/A N/A Steve Anderson
760-376-3781 x. 680
swanderson@fs.fed.us
Description: Meadow restoration project proposes to improve aquatic conditions and raise the water table beneath Osa Meadow.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php/?project=33026
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tulare. LEGAL - SW 1/4 Section 16, SE 1/4 Section 17, T20S, R34E, MDB&M Osa Meadow restoration project would be located off of Forest Service Road 20S25 on the Kern Plateau, located north of the Blackrock Work Center. Osa Meadow is approximately 90 acres in size.
PIUTE MOUNTAINS TRAVEL MANAGEMENT
EIS
- Land management planning
- Heritage resource management
- Recreation management
On Hold N/A N/A Penelope Shibley
760-376-3781 x 650
pshibley@fs.fed.us
Description: A collaborative process to develop a travel management plan for the Piute Mountains area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34119
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - Piute Mountains, Sequoia National Forest Piute Mountains, south of Lake Isabella, California.
SCODIE ALLOTMENT IMPROVEMENTS CE
CE
- Grazing management On Hold N/A N/A Steve Anderson
760-376-3781 x. 680
swanderson@fs.fed.us
Description: Install fencing to separate grazing management units and eliminate livestock access to riparian corridor.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php/?project=39665
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - Sections 14 and 16, Township 27 South, Range 36 East, Mount Diablo Base and Meridian. Scodie Mountains, Kiavah Wilderness, Horse Canyon area
SHIRLEY FIRE SALVAGE AND FOREST RESTORATION PROJECT
CE
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/01/2014
Expected: 12/2014 12/2014 Brian Block
(760) 376-3781 x640
brianblock@fs.fed.us
Description: Salvage fire killed timber on 130 acres within the Shirley Fire area to reduce future fuel loading and provide for reforestation.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45422
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - Township 25 South, Range 32 East, sections 33 and 34; Township 26 South, Range 32 East, Section 4, Mount Diablo Base and Meridian One mile southeast of Alta Sierra, 45 miles east of Bakersfield, CA. It is within the lower Kern 5th order watershed, Tillie Creek watershed, and East Kern Air Pollution Control District
SIERRA BELLA MUTUAL WATER COMPANY SPECIAL USE PERMIT RENEWAL *NEW LISTING*
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 11/2014 11/2014 Art Colson
760-379-5646
acolson@fs.fed.us
Description: Renewal of the expired Sierra Bella Mutual Water Company special use permit for a 20-year term for water tanks, water transmission line, and access road with gate.
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - SW1/4, Section 21, T.25S., R.32E. MDBM North of Highway 155 and south and east of the Greenhorn Summit.
SIRRETTA OHV TRAIL
EIS
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Tricia Maki
760-376-3781 ext 630
triciamaki@fs.fed.us
Description: Analysis of OHV trail as per the Sequoia Land Management Plan Mediated Settlement Agreement. Revised DEIS published August 2002.
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tulare. LEGAL - T.22-23S., R.34E., MDM. Seven (7) miles. Kern Plateau, Kern River Ranger District.
STEWARDS OF THE SEQUOIA SIGN SPECIAL USE PERMIT
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 12/2014 12/2014 Art Colson
760-379-5646
acolson@fs.fed.us
Description: Install and maintain eight signs for trail adoption and brochures for trails in the Piute and Greenhorn areas.
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - T27S, R30-32,34E; MDB&M Several trails within the district
TAYLOR/LONG GRAZING PROJECT
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period
06/03/2014
Expected: 04/2015 05/2015 Steve Anderson
760-376-3781 x. 680
swanderson@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to reauthorize an existing grazing permit for the Taylor/Long Allotment located on the Kern Plateau.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php/?project=40893
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tulare. LEGAL - Sections 20 & 23, T24S, R34E, MDB&M Taylor and Long Meadows on the Kern Plateau, accessed from Cherry Hill Road (22S12)
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS LEASE AT DEMOCRAT
EA
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2014
Expected: 03/2015 05/2015 Art Colson
760-379-5646
acolson@fs.fed.us
Description: New communications use lease at an existing communications site.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php/?project=40895
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - .5 (one half) acre. Section 5, T28S, R31E, MDBM; elevation 2,300 ft. Highway 178 in the Lower Kern Canyon near Forest Service Road 28S68
YUBA FARMS PASTURE - SUP RENEWAL
CE
- Land ownership management
- Special use management
On Hold N/A N/A Art Colson
760-379-5646
acolson@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-issue special use permit for existing livestock area, consisting of 3.0 acres of fenced area, to feed four (4) head of animals yearly from April 1st through September 30th. SUP to be issued for 10 years.
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - E1/2, SE1/4 NW1/4 Section 36, T.26S., R.31E., MDM. Approximately 3.0 acres. Located near Poso Creek on the Kern River Ranger District.
Sequoia National Forest, Tule River Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
BLACK MOUNTAIN GROVE ROAD DECOMMISSIONING
EA
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Special area management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2014
Expected: 10/2015 06/2016 ODell Tucker
559-539-2607 ext. 213
otucker@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will consider decommissioning several roads/segments in the Black Mtn giant sequoia grove
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45551
Location: UNIT - Tule River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tulare. LEGAL - T21S, R31E, Sections 1, 7, 12 Spur Roads No. 21S12B, 21S25A, 21S25B, 21S25C, 21S25D and Road No. 21S25 east from its intersection with 21S25B.
LLOYD MEADOWS ROAD HAZARD TREE FELLING
CE
- Road management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/16/2014
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 George Powell
559-539-2607 x252
gpowell@fs.fed.us
Description: Fell, buck, and limb hazard trees along Lloyd Meadows Road; Manually remove debris from roads, trails, and campsites using chainsaws, wedges, hammers, axes, crowbars; No ground disturbance or modification of roads, trails, or structures.
Location: UNIT - Tule River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tulare. LEGAL - Not Applicable The hazard trees are sparsely scattered along Lloyd Meadows Road. The start of the road is approximately 1 mile north of Johnsondale, CA and runs due north for approximately 19 miles.
PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC TULE RIVER VEGETATION MANAGEMENT PROJECT
EA
- Facility management In Progress
Comment Period
07/05/2013
Expected: 01/2015 03/2015 Roger Porter
559-784-1500
rwporter@fs.fed.us
Description: This project is a maintenance program involving the use of herbicides to control vegetation around hydropower facilities, access roads and trails.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42495
Location: UNIT - Tule River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tulare. LEGAL - Not Applicable Tule River Hydroelectric Powerhouse, Adm Bldgs, Switchyard, Camp 4 Rd,ROWs-Tunnel Trail, Penstock Trail, Redwood Penstock, Adit Road, Surge Tank Road,
TOBIAS ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION PROJECT
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Watershed management
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
05/08/2013
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
12/2014
Expected: 06/2015 06/2015 ODell Tucker
559-539-2607 ext. 213
otucker@fs.fed.us
Description: Ecological restoration, by thinning and prescribed burning, to restore a healthy, diverse, fire-resistant forest structure and species composition.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40890
Location: UNIT - Tule River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tulare. LEGAL - 11,000 acres within TS24S, R32E, MDBM Greenhorn Mountains adjoining Sugarloaf Road (24S15) between Alta Sierra (Portuguese Pass) and Dunlap Pass, south of Johnsondale
TULE RIVER RESERVATION PROTECTION PROJECT
EIS
- Fuels management In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
04/25/2014
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
10/2014
Expected: 01/2015 06/2015 Richard Stevens
559-539-2607
ristevens@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will reduce flammable vegetation through prescribed burning within the area adjoining the northern boundary of the Tule River Indian Reservation. Proposed under the Tribal Forest Protection Act.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=15504
Location: UNIT - Tule River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tulare. LEGAL - Sections 4-10, T.21S., R.31E., and Section 1, 2, 11-14, T.21S., R.30E., MDM. Project area is adjacent to the Forest Service/Tule River Indian Reservation boundary.
WISHON FUEL REDUCTION AND ALDER GROVE RESTORATION PROJECT
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 12/2015 01/2016 David Ernst
559-539-2607
dernst@fs.fed.us
Description: Reduce fuels in and around the Wishon Campground, around Doyle Springs and Sequoia Crest communities, along FR 20S03, and within the Alder Creek Grove. All proposed activities are on Forest Service land.
Location: UNIT - Tule River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tulare. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project location is north of HWY 190 and between Wishon Campground and the Sequoia Crest community.
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