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


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
09/2015
Expected: 01/2017 01/2017 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.
Issue Easement for Exchecker-Yosemite 70Kv Transmission Line and Indian Flat Substation
EA
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Doug McKay
559-297-0706 ext 4891
dcmckay@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 On Hold N/A N/A 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 On Hold N/A N/A 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
"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.
Bass Lake Toilets (Granite Creek and Nelder Grove Campgrounds)
CE
- Facility management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2012
Expected: 09/2015 09/2015 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 In Progress
Comment Period
02/24/2015
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 Leak Pen
559-877-2218
lpen02@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.
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
French Fire Recovery and Reforestation Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
Comment Period
05/07/2015
Expected: 06/2015 07/2015 Jody Nickerson
(559)297-0706 ext 4943
jnickerson@fs.fed.us
Description: The project would remove roadside hazard trees, recover the economic value of fire-killed/ fire-damaged trees, re-establish forested conditions, manage fuel loads, and work towards eradication of invasive non-native weeds.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45636
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - Township 6 Range 24 Section 33; Township 7 Range 24 Sections 3-11, 14-22, 26-30, 32-35; Township 8 South Range 24 Sections 2-5, 8-11, 16, & 15, Mount Diablo Base Meridian. Includes the lands immediately north of Clearwater Creek, south of West Fork Chiquito Creek, east of Whisky Ridge, and west of the San Joaquin River
Horizon Tower Permit Issuance
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/13/2013
Expected: 06/2015 06/2015 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.
Kamook Motorized Recreation Staging Area
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/28/2009
Est. Comment Period
04/2015
Expected: 09/2015 09/2016 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
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.
Ponderosa Telephone Company San Joaquin Experimental Range Project
EA
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Doug McKay
559-297-0706 ext 4891
dcmckay@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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43141
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
Ponderosa Telephone Fiber Optic Cable from Marina View to Bass Lake Annex
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/22/2015
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 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
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A 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.
Try Me Placer Mining Project
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register
04/2015
Expected: 02/2016 03/2016 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.
Upgrade of Telecommunication Lines at Jack L Boyd Organization Camp
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/01/2015
Expected: 05/2015 06/2015 Judith Tapia
559-297-0706
jetapia@fs.fed.us
Description: The Sierra National Forest would approve a special use permit for the installation of one fiber optic cable in a conduit of less than 2 inches for a distance of less than ½ mile (1800 feet) with a right of way of 20 feet across to Camp GM.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46843
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mariposa. LEGAL - Not Applicable beginning at the west boundary of township 5 south range 21 east section 24 continuing in an easterly direction to serve Camp Green Meadows, then going northwesterly along USFS Road 5S49-A to White Chief Mountain Road.
West Chiquito Ecological Restoration Project
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Recreation management
- Road management
- Forest products
On Hold N/A N/A Greg Schroer
559-297-0706 x 4933
gschroer@fs.fed.us
Description: This project is ON HOLD due to a recent fire.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44426
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - Not Applicable On hold due to Frenchfire. Project is in Madera County, CA. The outer project boundary encompasses 19,810 acres, primarily within the Lower Chiquito Creek Watershed in the Bass Lake Ranger District.
Willow Creek Watershed Restoration Planning Project
EA
- Watershed management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 12/2015 06/2016 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.
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 Doug McKay
559-297-0706 ext 4891
dcmckay@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 Outfitters Permit Issuance
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/13/2015
Expected: 06/2015 06/2015 Leak Pen
559-877-2218
lpen02@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorization for guided fly-fishing tours conducted by Yosemite Outfitters along the Merced River and various creeks identified south of Yosemite National Park.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46943
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mariposa. LEGAL - Not Applicable Forest Service lands not within the Ansel Adams Wilderness, on Bass Lake Ranger District.
Yosemite Sugar Pine Railroad Permit Reissue
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/03/2014
Expected: 05/2015 05/2015 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
Duff Creek Aquatic Organism Passage (AOP) Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
06/15/2014
Expected: 05/2015 06/2015 Elwood Raley
559-297-0706
elwoodcraley@fs.fed.us
Description: Replacement of two culverts one on Road 10S02 and the other culvert on Road 10S17 to allow safe passage for the western pond turtle, and provide additional habitat for trout.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44897
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - SW ¼ of the NW ¼ of Section 26, T10S/R25E, MDB&M for area 1 and SE ¼ of the NE ¼ of Section 34, T10S/R25E, MDB&M for area 2 Duff Creek crossing on Road 10S17 approx. 1 mile east of Bretz Mill Campground for area 1 and Duff Creek crossing on Road 10S02 approximately 1.5 miles SE of Bretz Mill CG at Duff Creek CG for area 2.
Ely, Balsam, and Bolsillo Creek Diversions Infrastructure Improvement Project
EA
- Facility management On Hold N/A N/A Doug McKay
559-297-0706 ext 4891
dcmckay@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.
Ershim Meadow Bridge
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/30/2013
Est. Comment Period
06/2015
Expected: 09/2015 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.
Exchequer Restoration Project
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
03/20/2015
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
10/2015
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 Jody Nickerson
(559)297-0706 ext 4943
jnickerson@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.
Haslett Conservancy Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
On Hold N/A N/A John Cielnicky
559-855-5355
johnwcielnicky@fs.fed.us
Description: This prescribed fire project is bordered by the 10S03 to the South and the 10S60 to the West, North and East.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44585
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T11S R 25E S23, 24, 13, 14 Road 10S03 to the South and the 10S60 road to the West, North and East.
High Sierra Ranger District OHV Special Use Events of 2015
CE
- Special use management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2015
Expected: 04/2015 05/2015 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=46454
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - Not Applicable Locations are at Blue Canyon and the Bald Mtn. OHV area.
Huntington Basin Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
On Hold 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 Heliport Hazard Abatement Project
CE
- Forest products In Progress
Scoping Start
12/09/2014
Expected: 04/2015 06/2015 Keith Ballard
559-855-5355
keballard@fs.fed.us
Description: Cut and remove hazard trees adjacent to Huntington Heliport for safety of Heliport use.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45874
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T8s, R26E, Section 7, Mt. Diablo Base Meridian Huntington Heliport near Huntington Lake, California
NEON Flux Tower at Lower Teakettle
CE
- Special use management
- Research
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/20/2012
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 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
OHV Parking Areas-White Bark Vista and Red Mountain
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/08/2013
Est. Comment Period
06/2015
Expected: 09/2015 08/2016 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 - High Sierra Ranger Station New Service
CE
- Special use management
- Facility management
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/16/2014
Expected: 06/2015 07/2015 Annette Lambert
559-855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us
Description: The Ponderosa Telephone Co. received an application from the Forest Service to provide phone service at the High Sierra Ranger Station.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45290
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - Not Applicable High Sierra Ranger Station.
Ponderosa Telephone - Verizon Service at Huntington Condos
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/16/2014
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 Annette Lambert
559-855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us
Description: The Ponderosa Telephone Co. is proposing to reinforce their existing facilities in Lower Deer Creek Tract and provide for a new fiber optic cable to the cell site operated by Verizon on private land.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45288
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - Not Applicable Lower Deer Creek Tract at Huntington Lake.
Reissue Special Use Permit to Lakeshore Resort
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2015
Expected: 05/2015 06/2015 Elaine Locke
559-855-5355 x3306
elainenlocke@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue of a new special use permit (20-year term) to the Lakeshore Resort for the purpose of operating and maintaining an existing resort at Huntington Lake in Fresno County, Ca. Work is administrative only; no changes on ground will occur.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46908
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T8S, R26E, Sections 6 & 7, MDB&M. Area consists of 31.9 acres of National Forest System land located in the Huntington Lake Recreation Area at Huntington Lake, Fresno County, California.
SCE 45 Deteriorated Pole Replacements
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/16/2014
Expected: 09/2015 10/2015 Annette Lambert
559-855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us
Description: SCE has identified 45 deteriorated poles on the High Sierra Ranger District that need to be replaced before they fall over or break, which could result in fires and/or resource damages.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45280
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - Not Applicable Various locations on the High Sierra Ranger District.
SCE Dinkey Pole Replacements
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/16/2014
Expected: 09/2015 10/2015 Annette Lambert
559-855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us
Description: SCE as 4 deteriorated poles within the Dinkey Fisherman's Picnic area that need to be replaced.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45283
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - Not Applicable Within the Dinkey Creek Fisherman's Picnic area.
SCE Integrated Vegetation Management, Big Creek-Rector 220 kV Transmission Line Right-of-Way
EA
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A 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.
Spring Creek Tract Well
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/09/2015
Expected: 06/2015 06/2015 Philip MacAskill
559-855-5355
philipmacaskill@fs.fed.us
Description: Drill a well to provide water to the tract. If the well is viable hook it to the existing water system piping.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46259
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - Not Applicable Spring Creek Tract (Deer Creek)
Upper Billy Creek Campground Rehabilitation Project
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/15/2012
Est. Comment Period
08/2015
Expected: 10/2015 10/2015 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44075
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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