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):
- R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
- Sierra National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Sierra National Forest, Bass Lake Ranger District
- Sierra National Forest, High Sierra 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
Inyo, Sequoia and Sierra 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
05/2016
Expected: 01/2017 01/2017 Nevia Brown
7075629121
neviabrown@fs.fed.us
Description: The Inyo, Sequoia and Sierra National Forests propose to revise their land management plans as guided by the 2012 Planning Rule
Web Link: http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=3375
Location: LEGAL - Not Applicable Entire Inyo National Forest, entire Sequoia National Forest outside of the Giant Sequoia National Monument, and the Sierra National Forest.
Mountain Yellow-legged frog research Special Use Permit on the Inyo and Sierra National Forests
CE
- Special use management
- Research
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2017
Expected: 06/2017 06/2017 Kary Schlick
707-441-3625
kschlick@fs.fed.us
Description: Dr. Ronald Knapp from UC Santa Barbara%u2019s Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory (SNARL) proposes to continue monitoring, research, and recovery activities for the mountain yellow-legged frog on the Inyo and Sierra National Forests.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51828
Location: UNIT - Inyo National Forest All Units, Sierra National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno, Inyo, Madera, Mono, Tulare. LEGAL - Not Applicable Within the Sierra Nevada Mountains on the Inyo and Sierra National Forests.
Sierra 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
Fresno and Madera Counties Italian Bar Bridge Replacement
EA
- Special use management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/21/2017
Est. Comment Period
09/2017
Expected: 11/2017 11/2017 Annette Lambert
559-855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us
Description: Fresno/Madera Counties are proposing to replace Italian Bar Bridge crossing the San Joaquin River. The existing bridge is 241 feet long and 12 feet wide between the railings and is classified as both structurally deficient and functionally obsolete.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52399
Location: UNIT - Sierra National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno, Madera. LEGAL - Not Applicable Italian Bar Bridge crossing the San Joaquin River / Redinger Lake near SCE Powerhouse #3.
Priority Watershed OHV Route Restoration Project Upper Big Creek and South Fork Willow Creek
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/04/2016
Expected: 11/2017 01/2018 Kellen Takenaka
559-297-0706 x4936
ktakenaka@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed action is to restore 9.55 miles of non-system OHV tracks in the Upper Big Creek Watershed and 3.25 miles of non-system tracks in the South Fork Willow Creek Watershed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48890
Location: UNIT - Sierra National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno, Madera. LEGAL - Not Applicable Upper Big Creek and South Form Willow Creeks watersheds
Rust Resistant Sugar Pine Pheromone Treatment Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2017
Expected: 11/2017 11/2017 Olivia Roe
559-855-5355
ollyons@fs.fed.us
Description: Application of the synthetic formulation Verbenone on known rust resistant sugar pines and potential sugar pine candidate trees on the Sierra National Forest. This will aid in protection from mountain pine beetle attacks.
Location: UNIT - Sierra National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno, Madera, Mariposa. LEGAL - Not Applicable Application will occur on sugar pines on the Sierra National Forest. These trees are located all over, the districts.
Special Use Permit Issuance for Phase 2 of the Ferguson Slide Permanent Restoration Project
EA
- Road management
- Special use management
On Hold N/A N/A Judith Tapia
559-297-0706
jetapia@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to approve an SUP allowing Caltrans to construct Phase 2 of the Rockshed/Tunnel Alternative (Alternative R in the FEIS) on the Sierra National Forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47068
Location: UNIT - Sierra National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mariposa. LEGAL - Not Applicable SR 140 from 5.1 kilometers (3.2 miles) east of Briceburg to approximately 9.7 kilometers (6.0 miles) west of El Portal
Sierra National Forest, Bass Lake Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
"007" Motorized Trail Project
EA
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Leak Pen
559-877-2218
lpen02@fs.fed.us
Description: The project will develop needed social, economic and natural resource impacts and information to determine the purpose and need for the popular user defined "007" route to establish it's designation as a trail.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35501
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - TS7S, R22E, Sec 25 SE1/4, NE1/4, Sec 24 SE1/4, NE1/4, Sec19 NW1/4, Sec 13 SW1/4, Sec18 SW1/4, NW1/4, NE1/4, Sec7 SW1/4, SE 1/4, NE1/4 The "007' route is located approximately 4.5 miles north of North Fork, CA.
AT&T Goat Mountain Communications Site Lease
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Annette Lambert
559-855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a Communications Use Lease to AT&T to authorize five outdoor cabinets. Four are already existing on site. A fifth cabinet will be added on top of an existing one.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49528
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - Not Applicable Goat Mountain Communications Site
Air Resources Board Special Use Permit Reissue for a Monitoring Station
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 11/2017
Actual: 10/26/2017
12/2017 Annette Lambert
559-855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue a special use permit to California State Air Resources Board for an existing station to monitor ozone and meteorological data for a 20 year term. Existing improvements include a tower and radio vault. No new activities are being proposed.
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mariposa. LEGAL - Not Applicable Jerseydale Campground
Cascadel Woods Mutual Water Company Water System Permit Renewal
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 11/2017
Actual: 10/26/2017
12/2017 Annette Lambert
559-855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us
Description: The special use permit expired in 2009. Action is to issue a new 20 year term permit with no changes in the scope of use, which includes a spring and water pipe line.
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - Not Applicable Cascadel Woods Subdivision adjacent to North Fork.
Doublegate/Lone Sequoia/Timberloft Prescribed Burns - NEPA Review
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
On Hold N/A N/A Gloria Smith
559-877-2218 ext. 3103
gsmith07@fs.fed.us
Description: Improve forest health and wildlife forage though reduction of existing fuels, suppressed conifers and brush. A NEPA consistancy review is needed so that prescribed buurning may continue and achieve a "maintenance burn" level through multiple entries.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44590
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - T6S, R21E, Sec 2-4,9-16 See #15
Kamook Motorized Recreation Staging Area
EA
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Theodore Webb
559-877-2218
theodorehwebb@fs.fed.us
Description: Reconstruction of a 2.1 acre site to develop parking/off loading, replace deterioating toilet, reduce maintenance costs and impacts to natural and cultural resources including soils and water quality.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32822
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - Township: 5S, Range: 21E, Section: 14, 1/4 Sec: NE1/4 Project is within the County of Madera, California and is approximately 8 miles north of the town of Oakhurst, California
Miami Fuels Reduction
CE
- Fuels management On Hold N/A N/A Mark Smith
559-877-2218 x-3280
mssmith@fs.fed.us
Description: Fuels reduction in the Miami Creek motorcycle recreation area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40728
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera, Mariposa. LEGAL - T5S, R21E, Sections 26,34 and 35. T6S, R21E, Sections 2,3,4,5,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,22 and 23. Miami Mountain Motorcycle recreation area.
New Special Use Permit for a Water Tank
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Annette Lambert
559-855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorize and existing water tank and associated pipe line that does not currently have a permit.
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - Not Applicable Teaford Meadows area near Bass Lake.
PG&E Power Cable to Madera County Lift Station
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 10/2017
Actual: 10/26/2017
10/2017 Annette Lambert
559-855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us
Description: PG&E proposes to replace approximately 236 feet of existing underground electric facilities in order to provide service to the County of Madera's upgraded sewage lift station located at Bass Lake.
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - Not Applicable Adjacent to Road 432, Madera County Lift Station #4, APN 059-062-012 USFS
Ponderosa Telephone Beasore Meadows Fiber Optic Project
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 10/2017
Actual: 10/25/2017
11/2017 Annette Lambert
559-855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us
Description: Telephone system will consist of a fenced communications site including a pre-fab building, monopole, and solar panel system; 7,827 feet of buried fiber optic cable.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47420
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - Not Applicable Beasore Meadows area
Ponderosa Telephone Fiber Optic Cable from Marina View to Bass Lake Annex
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 10/2017
Actual: 10/26/2017
11/2017 Annette Lambert
559-855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us
Description: Ponderosa Telephone is proposing to replace some copper cable and place new fiber optic cable between Marina View and Bass Lake Annex to provide more reliable service and greater bandwidth.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46837
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - Not Applicable Bass Lake area
Ponderosa Telephone Fiber Optic to Central Camp
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/06/2014
Expected: 03/2018 04/2018 Annette Lambert
559-855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us
Description: To authorize The Ponderosa Telephone Company to attach approximately 20,704' of fiber optic cable to existing PG&E poles from Marina View at Bass Lake to Central Camp.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45751
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - Township 7 South, Range 22 East, Sections 24 & 25 and Township 7 South, Range 23 East, Sections 6, 7, 18, & 19. Between Marina View at Bass Lake and Central Camp along an existing PG&E utility corridor.
Ponderosa Telephone New Fiber Cable to Rancheria Fire Station
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/12/2017
Expected: 03/2018 05/2018 Annette Lambert
559-855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us
Description: Project will add new fiber optic cable to serve the Rancheria Fire Station, replace copper cable, and authorize existing copper cable not currently included in Ponderosa Telephone's special use permit.
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - Not Applicable Rancheria Fire Station area
Sierra Linda Mutual Water Co. Water Tank and Waterline Replacement Project
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2017
Actual: 10/26/2017
11/2017 Leak Pen
559-877-2218
lpen02@fs.fed.us
Description: Approve and issue amendment authorizing replacement of 820 feet of existing waterline and an existing old storage tank with a new 15,000 gallon ).
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - Township(s): 8S , Range(s): 22E , Section(s): 2; QUAD MAP #s: Bass Lake 4184 The proposed project location is directly adjacent to the Bass Lake Annex # 1 and #3 surrounded by multiple residential housing units. Nearest major road is Madera County Road 222.
Sierra Telephone Road 601 Cable Installation
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/11/2017
Expected: 03/2018 04/2018 Annette Lambert
559-855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us
Description: STC proposes the installation of underground facilities consisting of two 2" conduits and two 1.25" conduits with fiber optic cable inside one of the conduits. The proposed route parallels existing buried copper facilities for a total length of 710'
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mariposa. LEGAL - Not Applicable Road 601 off of Worman Road.
Sonny Meadows - Pinegrove Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2017
Expected: 03/2018 06/2018 Dave Smith
559-877-2218
dsmith10@fs.fed.us
Description: Significant tree mortality in area. Treat fire and road hazards in and adjacent to Wildland Urban Intermix areas. Reestablish Defensible Fuel Profile Zones. Minor amounts of reforestation and hand release may occur.
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera, Mariposa. LEGAL - T5S R20E S25. T5S R21E S19,19,30-32. T6S R21E S5-8. T5S R21E S8,9,16,17,21. T8S R23E S23-26. Sonny Meadows and southwest of Yosemite National Park, Mariposa County. East of Cascadel Woods, Madera County.
Three Access Road Special Use Permit Reissues
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/30/2017
Expected: 01/2018 02/2018 Annette Lambert
559-855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us
Description: The Bass Lake District has received applications from three individuals for the reissuance of special use permits that authorize access roads to private lands. No new maintenance activities are being proposed by any of the applicants at this time.
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - Not Applicable One road near Bass lake, the other road near Star Lakes OHV Route.
Try Me Placer Mining Project
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
03/15/2016
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
10/2017
Expected: 10/2018 10/2018 Kellen Takenaka
559-297-0706 x4936
ktakenaka@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposal includes mining gold bearing gravels along 1500 feet of channel, setting up a camp and storage area, diversion of water around the mining operation, constructing a sediment pond and small earthen dam to pond water and reclamation.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41898
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - T. 6 S.; R. 24E, 23E; Sections 13, 18, & 19 Small channel off of West Fork Chiquito Creek, north of Soda Springs.
Verizon Wireless Power Cable to El Portal South Site
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/27/2017
Expected: 06/2018 07/2018 Annette Lambert
559-855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us
Description: Verizon Wireless is proposing to place a new tower on private land. The nearest power source is located on FS lands. They will need to trench down an existing roadbed approximately 1/2 mile from the PG&E power box to the property boundary.
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - Not Applicable West of Yosemite West subdivision.
Willow Creek Watershed Restoration Planning Project
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Watershed management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/13/2016
Expected: 02/2018 06/2018 Kellen Takenaka
559-297-0706 x4936
ktakenaka@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will complete the planning and NEPA analysis necessary to successfully repair several high priority meadows and streams within the Willow Creek watershed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43928
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera, Mariposa. LEGAL - Not Applicable Surveys, planning and NEPA analysis will occur for meadows and streams throughout the 80,000 acre 5th-Field (HUC10) Willow Creek watershed.
Yosemite Forks Estates Mutual Water Company Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Alan Gallegos
559-297-0706 x 4862
ajgallegos@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue a Special Use Permit for a residential water supply line (12" or less pipeline), forless than 1 mile across Natioanl Forest System lands on the Bass Lake Ranger District of the Sierra National Forest
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35375
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - T 6 S, R 21 E Section 24 MDM Bass Lake Ranger District, near Cedar Valley private land
Sierra National Forest, High Sierra Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bear Creek Kayak Racks
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/08/2017
Expected: 03/2018 06/2018 Tiffany Begaye
559-855-5355
trbegaye@fs.fed.us
Description: The Bear Creek Dock Association has proposed to construct three canoe and kayak racks to meet Forest Service requests not to chain personal watercraft to trees along the shores of Huntington Lake.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - Not Applicable Bear Creek Tract, Huntington Lake
China Peak Chair 2 Replacement
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/08/2017
Expected: 09/2017 10/2017 Tiffany Begaye
559-855-5355
trbegaye@fs.fed.us
Description: China Peak is requesting to replace Chair 2. Replacement of the aging Riblet Chairlift with a Yan Quad Chairlift. Provide better, safer service to ski area visitors.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - Not Applicable China Peak Ski Area, High Sierra Ranger District
Deer Creek Tract Permit Reissue with changes to Improvements
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2017
Expected: 06/2018 07/2018 Tiffany Begaye
559-855-5355
trbegaye@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue Deer Creek Tract Water System Permit and make changes to the authorized improvements to meet state water quality requirements and ensure the cabins have access to clean, safe water.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - Not Applicable Deer Creek Tract, Huntington Lake
Ershim Meadow Bridge
EA
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Raul Moreno
559-855-5355 x 3314
rmorenojr@fs.fed.us
Description: To protect meadow resources by building a bridge over a perennial water crossing on a congressionally designated OHV Route (Dusy Ershim).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35058
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - Not Applicable Ershim meadow located one mile North of Ershim Lake.
Exchequer Restoration Project
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Road management
- Forest products
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
08/04/2017
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
01/2018
Expected: 02/2018 06/2018 Elaine Locke
559-855-5355 x3306
elainenlocke@fs.fed.us
Description: Implement restoration treatments collaboratively to reduce hazardous fuels, retain/promote large tree and denning/nest structures, promote stand/landscape heterogeneity, meadow restoration and aid natural regeneration of shade intolerant tree species
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46085
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - Portions of: Township9S Range25E,T9S R26E, T10S R25E, T10S R26E, T10S R27E, T11S R26E, T11S R27E Mount Diablo Base Meridian Project is east of Camp Fresno and Dinkey Ranger Station, includes McKinley Grove, west of Buck Meadow Campground and Nelson Mt. The Project is entirely within the Dinkey Creek watershed.
Fresno County Reconstruction of Forest Service Road 10S01
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management
- Road management
On Hold N/A N/A Annette Lambert
559-855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us
Description: The extension of 10S01 to Dinkey Creek Road will provide an additional access route into and out of the Bretz Mountain Village Specific Plan area and would provide an emergency evacuation route should the Bretz Road link to HWY 168 be endangered.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - Not Applicable Near Swanson Meadow, south of Dinkey Creek Road to the Bretz development on private lands.
Huntington Basin Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Cancelled N/A N/A Judith Tapia
559-297-0706
jetapia@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of this project is to minimize the risk of uncontrolled fire on the landscape and improve tree vigor and health in the Huntington Basin while maintaining a visually appealing and undeveloped appearing landscape.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40173
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T8S R25E Sections 1, 2, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, and 21, and T8S R26E Sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 17, 18, 19, 20, and 21 (Mt Diablo Base Meridian) Fresno County, areas outside of the Kaiser Wilderness to the west, north, east, and southeast of Huntington Lake, including the China Peak Resort.
Huntington Greenhouse Gas Reduction Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/16/2017
Expected: 04/2018 06/2018 Kim Sorini
559-855-5355 ext.3328
ksorini@fs.fed.us
Description: The project includes hand and mechanical treatments, temporary and perm road construction. Treatment activities include commercial harvest, pre-commercial thinning, hazardous fuels reduction, hazard tree removal and reforestation.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - Not Applicable Huntington Lake Basin on the High Sierra RD, Sierra National Forest.
Kiwanis International Permit Renewal for Annual Fishing Derby
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/15/2017
Expected: 12/2017 07/2018 Annette Lambert
559-855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us
Description: Kiwanis International has held an annual fishing derby at Wishon Reservoir for the past 22 years. The proceeds help to fund local Special Olympic events.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - Not Applicable Wishon Reservoir
Lower Line Creek Tract Water System Re-Issue
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/08/2017
Expected: 03/2018 04/2018 Tiffany Begaye
559-855-5355
trbegaye@fs.fed.us
Description: The Term Permit for the Lower Line Creek Tract Water System is expiring and the recreation residence cabins are requesting to renew the Special Uses Term Permit for the tract water supply.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - Not Applicable Lower Line Creek Tract, Huntington Lake
NEON Aquatic Array and Sampling at Upper Big Creek
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/01/2017
Expected: 11/2017 12/2017 Annette Lambert
559-855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed Upper Big Creek NEON relocatable aquatic site requires the installation of aquatic monitoring and meteorological instruments, aquatic sampling, an alternative power source (a fuel cell) and on-grade electrical and communication line.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - Not Applicable Upper Big Creek in Blue Canyon.
NEON Terrestrial Sampling at Lower Teakettle
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/17/2017
Expected: 06/2018 07/2018 Annette Lambert
559-855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us
Description: Plot sampling is proposed at Lower Teakettle. The sampling activity consists of vegetation clipping, soil sampling, bird observations, small mammal trap/release, mosquito trapping, beetle trapping, and tick sampling. (Split out from PALS #51183)
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - Not Applicable Plots near NEON's existing tower near Wishon.
NEON Terrestrial Sampling at Soaproot
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/01/2017
Expected: 11/2017 12/2017 Annette Lambert
559-855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us
Description: Plot sampling is proposed at Soaproot. The sampling activity consists of vegetation clipping, soil sampling, bird observations, small mammal trap/release, mosquito trapping, beetle trapping, and tick sampling.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - Not Applicable Plots near NEON's existing tower near Soaproot.
PG&E New Buried Telecom Line
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/01/2017
Expected: 06/2018 07/2018 Annette Lambert
559-855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us
Description: To support the PG&E Gatehouse at Courtright as a secondary communication path from the Helms switchyard. If the primary path digital microwave radio band was to ever be interrupted, the system will not have any single point of communication failure.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - Not Applicable Within roadbeds between the Courtright gatehouse and Helms switchyard.
PG&E Soil Percolation Testing Pits
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/01/2017
Expected: 06/2018 07/2018 Annette Lambert
559-855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us
Description: 8 test pits proposed for soil logging and percolation testing. Logs generated will be used to evaluate the depth and nature of bedrock and/or the prevalence of core stones, observe properties of materials encountered, collect percolation rate data.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - Not Applicable Near Wishon Reservoir.
Ponderosa Telephone New Service to Bear Creek #10
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/12/2017
Expected: 03/2018 06/2018 Annette Lambert
559-855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us
Description: The owners of Bear Creek cabin #10 have applied for new telephone service.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - Not Applicable Bear Creek Tract Lot #10 at Huntington lake
Ponderosa Telephone Replacement of Cable by Exchequer Road
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/12/2017
Expected: 03/2018 05/2018 Annette Lambert
559-855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us
Description: Ponderosa has ongoing problems in this span placed in 1977 and needs to upgrade the cable.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - Not Applicable Dinkey Creek Road at Exchequer Road
SCE Integrated Vegetation Management, Big Creek-Rector 220 kV Transmission Line Right-of-Way
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/08/2017
Est. Comment Period
04/2018
Expected: 07/2018 08/2018 Annette Lambert
559-855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us
Description: SCE has chosen a 1 mile corridor as a test area to explore a long-term approach to vegetation management within their authorized transmission corridor. Methods include both mechanical and chemical. Their goal is to avoid interruptions and wildfire.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43850
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T10S, R24E, Sections 20 and 29 Shaver Springs area.
SCE Siphon Circuit Upgrade
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2018
Expected: 09/2018 10/2018 Annette Lambert
559-855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us
Description: Underground 3 mile section of the Siphon 4kv circuit; remove tree attachments, old cable which is not accessible, and relocate adjacent to Hwy 168. Will upgrade to 12kv cable and equipment. Will eliminate costly repairs during the winter months.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48160
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - Not Applicable Adjacent to HWY 168 between Tamarack Subdivision and China Peak Resort.
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