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)
- 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
- Sierra National Forest , Sierra National Forest All Units


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
Issue Easement for Exchecker-Yosemite 70Kv Transmission Line and Indian Flat Substation
EA
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Carter Deems
559-297-0706
carterddeems@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue an Easement for approximately 10.4 miles of the Exchecker-Yosemite 70Kv Transmission Line located on the Sierra and Stanislaus National Forests, and the Indian Flat Substation located in the Merced River Canyon in Mariposa County, California.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36182
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District, Groveland Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mariposa. LEGAL - T 3SR 19E Merced River Canyon
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
Concessionaire Permit Extension
CE
- Recreation management
- Facility management
On Hold N/A N/A Susan Burkindine
559-297-0706 x 4921
sburkindine@fs.fed.us
Description: Amend existing permit to extend two years for concessionaire permit.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43127
Location: UNIT - Sierra National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno, Madera, Mariposa. LEGAL - Not Applicable 86 Campground and Picnic Sites Forest-wide
Pacific Gas and Electric Company Electric Line Facilites Permit Reissue (aka Holdover)
CE
- Special use management In Progress

07/12/2012
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Annette Lambert
559-855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue expired or soon to be expired permits to various (33) PGE electric line and associated access roads.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=19615
Location: UNIT - Sierra National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno, Madera, Mariposa. LEGAL - maps available at the District Offices Various locations on the Bass Lake and High Sierra Ranger Districts
SCE Permit Renewal for Existing Distribution Lines
CE
- Special use management In Progress

06/05/2012
Expected: 06/2014 07/2014 Annette Lambert
(559) 855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us
Description: Renew a special use permit forest-wide for existing distribution lines 33 kilovolts and under on the Sierra National Forest
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33583
Location: UNIT - Sierra National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno, Madera. LEGAL - Various locations on Bass Lake (BLRD) and High Sierra Ranger Districts (HSRD), maps available at HSRD. Sierra National Forest - Huntington, Shaver, Mammoth Pool, Auberry, North Fork
Sierra National Forest , Bass Lake Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bass Lake Toilets (Granite Creek and Nelder Grove Campgrounds)
CE
- Facility management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2012
Expected: 07/2014 09/2014 Leak Pen
559-877-2218
lpen02@fs.fed.us
Description: Decommission (remove) existing toilets, install new accessible toilet. Granite Creek Campground will remove one 'single' toilet and replace with one 'single' toilet. Nelder Grove Campground will remove two 'double' toilets and replace with one 'do
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38786
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - Granite Creek: Lat: 37.53820799, Long: -119.26455680; Nelder Grove: Lat: 37.43118561, Long: -119.58214220 Granite Creek and Nelder Grove areas
Bass Lake Water Company Water Treatment Plant Project
EA
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Jody Nickerson
(559)297-0706 ext 4943
jnickerson@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a new special use permit to the Bass Lake Water Company, construct a new water treatment plant and decommission (remove) the existing water treatment plant that is no longer functioning.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42151
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - Township 7 South, Range 22 East, Section 9, MDBM Bass Lake, California.
Carstens Fire Site Preparation, Planting Project
CE
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/19/2013
Expected: 04/2014 04/2014 Mike Nolen
559-877-2218
mnolen@fs.fed.us
Description: Spot pile, burn, plant and follow up hand release within the Carstens Fire area. Approx. 30 acres within and 20 acres outside the hazard trees removal area (roads 4S13 and 4S10 mainly). Additionally approx. 110 acres planting and release w/out prep.
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mariposa. LEGAL - T4S, R19E, Sections 9,10,20,21,28,29,32,33 Carstens Fire area. Concentrating activities along Roads 4S10, 4S13, in areas previously masticasted or prepared by the Carstens fire east of Snow creek.
Horizon Tower Permit Issuance
CE
- Special use management In Progress

06/13/2013
Expected: 05/2014 06/2014 Sharon Dooley
559-877-2218 3126
sdooley@fs.fed.us
Description: To issue a special use permit (lease) to Horizon Tower for the existing Miami Mountain communications site previously owned and operated by California Sierra Tower Company. Work is administrative only. No ground disturbance will occur.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41894
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mariposa. LEGAL - Township 6 South, Range 20 East, Section 11. Miami Mountain Communications Site.
Jackass Meadow Conifer Removal
CE
- Watershed management
- Grazing management
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Keith Stone
559-877-2218
kstone@fs.fed.us
Description: Removal (by hand) of approximately 15 acres of small (<10" dbh) encroaching lodgepole conifers in the arm of Jackass Meadow.
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - Not Applicable Conifer removal would occur on the eastern arm of Jackass Meadow
Kamook Motorized Recreation Staging Area
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
215 Comment Period Legal Notice
06/17/2010
Expected: 01/2015 05/2015 Linda McPhail
559-877-2218 -3200
lmcphail01@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
Ponderosa Telephone Company San Joaquin Experimental Range Project
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Carter Deems
559-297-0706
carterddeems@fs.fed.us
Description: Install approximately 7424'of buried telephone cable inside a conduit to serve the San Joaquin Experimental Range. Related facilities would include pedestals and above ground warning markers.
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - Township 10 South, Range 21 East, Sections 1, 6, MDBM. U.S. Forest Service Pacific Southwest Station San Joaquin Experimental Range
Sweetwater Mine Restoration Project
EA
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
- Minerals and Geology
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/11/2014
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
04/2014
Expected: 12/2014 06/2015 Alan Gallegos
559-297-0706 x 4862
ajgallegos@fs.fed.us
Description: The project includes improving public safety & watershed condition by removing structures and abandoned mining property, eradicating noxious weeds including use of herbicides& stabilizing an open trench, and road maintenance.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=21752
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mariposa. LEGAL - Range 19 East, Township 4 South,Sections 17 and 20; MDB&M (protracted) The Sweetwater Mine is located approximately 3 miles northwest of the Jerseydale Fire Station off Forest Road 5S24.
Try Me Placer Mining Project
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register
04/2014
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 Alan Gallegos
559-297-0706 x 4862
ajgallegos@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.
Willow Creek Watershed Restoration Planning Project
CE
- Watershed management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2014
Expected: 12/2015 06/2017 Keith Stone
559-877-2218
kstone@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.
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 Teri Drivas
559-297-0706 x4923
tdrivas@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
Yosemite Sugar Pine Railroad Permit Reissue
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management
In Progress

02/03/2014
Expected: 06/2014 07/2014 Leak Pen
559-877-2218
lpen02@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue 20 yr term permit to Yosemite Sugar Pine Railroad Resort
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=19616
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - Section 35 T5S R21E Near Fish Camp, CA
Sierra National Forest , High Sierra Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
6 Water System Permit Renewals
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/07/2011
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Annette Lambert
(559) 855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us
Description: There are six water system special use permits that will terminate on 12/31/2013. The only action is to renew each permit for a 20 year term. All systems are existing and no new activities are being proposed.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T8S, R25E, Sections 11, 12, 14, 23; T10S, R23E, Section 13; T10S, R26E, Section 8 Huckleberry Tract, Dinkey Bluffs Tract, Dinkey Creek Tract, Huntington Manor (private), 168 Four Lane (private), jose Basin (private)
Aspen Recovery and Reforestation Project
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
11/07/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
05/2014
Expected: 06/2014 06/2014 Ramiro Rojas
559-855-5355
rrojas@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of the project is to capture the economic value and benefit of the forest products, and reforest the landscape deforested by the Aspen Fire.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43107
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - all or portions of: Township 6 South, Range 24 East; T7S, R24E; T8S, R24E; T6S, R25E; and T7S, R25E ; Mount Diablo Base Meridian. The Aspen Project area is approximately 22,350 acres and is bounded by the San Joaquin River, West; Kaiser Wilderness, East; Road 6S02, North; and Ordinance Creek, South.
Bald Mountain Project
EA
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
09/20/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
04/2014
Expected: 05/2014 07/2014 Keith Ballard
(559) 855-5355
keballard@fs.fed.us
Description: Implement restoration treatments collaboratively to reduce hazardous fuels, retain and promote large tree and denning/nesting structures, promote stand/landscape heterogeneity, and provide for natural regeneration of shade intolerant tree species.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39344
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - Legal description is T9S, R25E; T9S, R26E; T10S, R24E; T10S, R25E; and T10S, R26E; Mt. Diablo Base Meridian Project is located in Fresno County, south and east of Shaver lake, CA. The project area is approximately 15,000 acres.
Camp Fresno Well
CE
- Special use management In Progress

02/26/2014
Expected: 07/2014 08/2014 Annette Lambert
559-855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us
Description: Camp Fresno needs another source for water and is proposing to drill a new well.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T10S, R26E, Section 17 Near Camp Fresno.
Camp Oljato-New Slip Dock Landing
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Dan Gunn
559-855-5355 x3371
degunn@fs.fed.us
Description: Camp Oljato proposes the construction of a new wood and concrete slip dock landing on the shore of Huntington Lake within the permit boundary of the Camp Oljato Boy Scout Camp. The current earthen landing constitutes a safety hazard.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37377
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T8S, R26E, Sec18 Camp Olajto is on the southern shore of Huntington Lake in Lakeshore, CA
Camp Sierra Lot 46 New Phone Service
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2014
Actual: 04/03/2014
05/2014 Annette Lambert
559-855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us
Description: The owner of the cabin at Lot 46 in the Camp Sierra Recreation Residence Tract has applied to The Ponderosa Telephone Co. for new service.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43581
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - Not Applicable Camp Sierra Recreation Residence Tract
Dinkey Creek Inn Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2014
Expected: 07/2014 07/2014 Brad Bolton
559-855-5355 ext. 3330
blbolton@fs.fed.us
Description: New owners have submitted application for a permit to continue current resort acitivities authorized for the Dinkey Creek Inn.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - Not Applicable High Sierra Ranger District
Dinkey Creek Tract Existing Access Roads Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2014
Actual: 04/03/2014
05/2014 Annette Lambert
559-855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us
Description: Dinkey Creek Recreational Residence Tract uses existing roads to access cabins. A Special Use Permit will be issued to the Tract Association to authorize the use and maintenance of the roads.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43239
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T10S, R26E, Section 8 Dinkey Creek area
Dinkey Creek Tract New Well
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/26/2014
Expected: 07/2014 08/2014 Annette Lambert
559-855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us
Description: Dinkey Creek Recreation Rsidence Tract currently has a spring fed domestic water system and would like to develop a more reliable water source.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - Not Applicable Dinkey Creek Tract
Ershim Meadow Bridge
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
07/30/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
08/2014
Expected: 09/2014 08/2016 Anthony Benedetti
559-855-5355 x3302
abenedetti@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.
Fence Meadow Communications Site
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/07/2014
Expected: 07/2014 09/2014 Annette Lambert
559-855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us
Description: PGE and Ponderosa Telephone are proposing changes to the established communications site. The tower will be replaced, with the additions of a new building and solar panels. The purpose is for enhanced internal communications for PGE.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T11S, R26E, Section 19 Fence Meadow Lookout and Communications Site
Gold Arrow Camp permit renewal.
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2014
Expected: 07/2014 08/2014 Brad Bolton
559-855-5355 ext. 3330
blbolton@fs.fed.us
Description: Gold Arrow Camp has submitted application for renewal of their Special Use Permit to operate a private camp on Huntington Lake. The application includes adding Camp Mirimichi to their existing use area.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - Not Applicable Huntington Lake, High Sierra Ranger District
High Sierra Ranger District OHV Special Use Events of 2014
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/27/2014
Expected: 05/2014 05/2014 Anthony Benedetti
559-855-5355 x3302
abenedetti@fs.fed.us
Description: There are four commercial/special use permitted events scheduled on the High Sierra Ranger District of the Sierra National Forest. Local 4X4 clubs have conducted these activities for the past few decades.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44125
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - Not Applicable Locations are at Blue Canyon and the Bald Mtn. OHV area.
Huckleberry Tract New Well
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2014
Expected: 10/2014 03/2015 Annette Lambert
559-855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us
Description: The Huckleberry Recreation Residence Tract wants to drill a new well to supplement their current domestic water supply.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - Not Applicable Huckleberry Tract at Huntington Lake area.
Huntington Basin Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/18/2012
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
11/2014
Expected: 04/2015 06/2015 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.
NEON Flux Tower at Lower Teakettle
CE
- Research
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/20/2012
Expected: 10/2014 06/2015 Annette Lambert
(559) 855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us
Description: The National Ecological Observatory Network proposes to establish scientific infrastructure needed for research to address critical questions about land use and climate change on ecological systems and to evaluate the impacts to the environment.
Web Link: http://www.neoninc.org
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T11S, R27E, Sections 2, 3 Lower Teakettle, Wishon area
NEON Flux Tower at Soaproot Saddle
CE
- Research
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/20/2012
Expected: 10/2014 04/2015 Annette Lambert
(559) 855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us
Description: The National Ecological Observatory Network proposes to establish scientific infrastructure needed for research to address critical questions about land use and climate change on ecological systems and to evaluate the impacts to the environment.
Web Link: http://www.neoninc.org
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T10S, R25E, Section 29 Soaproot Saddle
NEON Research Activities at Providence Creek
CE
- Research
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/20/2012
Expected: 10/2014 04/2015 Annette Lambert
(559) 855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us
Description: The National Ecological Observatory Network proposes to establish scientific infrastructure needed for research to address critical questions about land use and climate change on ecological systems and to evaluate the impacts to the environment.
Web Link: http://www.neoninc.org
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T10S, R25E, Sections 13, 14 Providence Creek
OHV Parking Areas-White Bark Vista and Red Mountain
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
05/08/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
08/2014
Expected: 09/2014 07/2016 Anthony Benedetti
559-855-5355 x3302
abenedetti@fs.fed.us
Description: Develop Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) staging and parking areas at White Bark Vista and Red Mountain.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41554
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - Not Applicable White Bark Vista above Huntington Lake and road junction at 8S10 and 8S42 serving Red Mountain.
Ponderosa Telephone Peterson Mill Cable Placement
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2014
Actual: 04/08/2014
06/2014 Annette Lambert
(559) 855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us
Description: Ponderosa Telephone Company will be burying new fiber optic cable and replacing copper cable in the Peterson Mill area as they continue to upgrade their system for increased band width and a more reliable service for customers.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35161
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T10S, R24E, Section 24 Peterson Mill area.
Ponderosa Telephone Tollhouse Grade Cable Replacement
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2014
Actual: 04/08/2014
06/2014 Annette Lambert
(559) 855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us
Description: Ponderosa Telephone continues to replace old copper service cable throughout their service area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35160
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T10S, R24E, Sections 17, 20 Mt. Rest and Shaver Springs areas.
SCE BC3 MEER Building
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/26/2014
Expected: 05/2014 06/2014 Annette Lambert
559-855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us
Description: SCE needs to install a Mechanical Electrical Equipment Room (MEER) building to support its newly relocated 12 kV substation located near powerhouse #3.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - Not Applicable SCE powerhouse 3 compound at Redinger Lake.
SCE Integrated Vegetation Management, Big Creek-Rector 220 kV Transmission Line Right-of-Way
EA
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 10/2014 03/2015 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.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T10S, R24E, Sections 20 and 29 Shaver Springs area.
SCE Power Pole Project
CE
- Special use management In Progress

02/26/2014
Expected: 04/2014 05/2014 Annette Lambert
559-855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us
Description: SCE needs to replace a power pole and upgrade an overhead switch.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T10S, R26E, Section 17 In the old Pine Logging Camp area, Dinkey Creek.
Sierra National Forest , Sierra National Forest All Units R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
"007" Motorized Trail Project
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
215 Comment Period Legal Notice
06/08/2012
Expected: 08/2014 10/2014 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.
Ely, Balsam, and Bolsillo Creek Diversions Infrastructure Improvement Project
EA
- Facility management In Progress
215 Comment Period Legal Notice
08/21/2012
Expected: 10/2014 04/2015 Teri Drivas
559-297-0706 x4923
tdrivas@fs.fed.us
Description: Evaluate the effect of the implementation of the Southern California Edison Company's (SCE's) Ely, Balsam, and Bolsillo Creek Diversions Infrastructure Improvement Project on federally listed threatened, endangered, candidate, and proposed species.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38911
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno, Madera. LEGAL - Not Applicable Located in the upper San Joaquin River (SJR) watershed in Madera and Fresno counties, California.
Lower Billy Creek Campground and Billy Creek Picnic Site Rehabilitation Project
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
10/19/2012
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
04/2014
Expected: 05/2014 06/2014 Judith Tapia
559-297-0706
jetapia@fs.fed.us
Description: The project would rehabilitate and replace existing campsites,picnic units, ancillary amenities and associated roads and parking spurs at the Lower Billy Creek Campground and Billy Creek Picnic Site.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40497
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - Township T9S, Range R25E, Section 15 The Lower Billy Creek Campground and Billy Creek Picnic Site are located on the northwestern shore of Huntington Lake
Mollie Clayton Cabin Removal Project
EA
- Land management planning
- Recreation management
On Hold N/A N/A Leak Pen
559-877-2218
lpen02@fs.fed.us
Description: Demolition and removal of existing cabin located on FS land.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43012
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - Not Applicable Located off of Road 222. Lot is surrounded by large mature trees. Area heavily used for recreational purpose during peak season.
Soquel Ditch Bridge Replacement
EA
- Road management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/24/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
03/2014
Expected: 05/2014 05/2015 Antonio Cabrera
559-297-0706 ext. 4842
acabrera02@fs.fed.us
Description: This project consists of a total replacement of the existing 42 foot span 14 foot wide travel lane bridge with a 50 foot span 24 wide travel lane bridge.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43409
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - Not Applicable The bridge is located on the Bass Lake Ranger District, in Madera County, California (Section 16, Township T6S, Range R22E) 8.6 miles from SR41 on Sky Ranch road (06S10).
Upper Billy Creek Campground Rehabilitation Project
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
10/19/2012
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
08/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Judith Tapia
559-297-0706
jetapia@fs.fed.us
Description: The project would rehabilitate and replace existing campsites, ancillary amenities, and associated roads and parking spurs at the Upper Billy Creek Campground.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - Township 9 South, Range 25 East, Section 15 The Upper Billy Creek Campground is located on the northwestern shore of Huntington Lake
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