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

   *UPDATED*
- Land management planning Analysis Completed Expected: 12/2013
Actual: 09/17/2013,
09/13/2013
03/2014 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, 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
- Research
- Special use management
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
Priority Watershed OHV Route Restoration Project Upper Big Creek and South Fork Willow Creek
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/04/2016
Expected: 06/2017 07/2017 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
Special Use Permit Issuance for Phase 2 of the Ferguson Slide Permanent Restoration Project
EA
- Special use management
- Road 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
- 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
Chiquito Creek OHV Route Restoration Project - Part 2
CE
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/03/2017
Expected: 07/2017 08/2017 Alan Gallegos
559-297-0706 x 4862
ajgallegos@fs.fed.us
Description: Restore the remaining 13.6 miles of the 17.4 miles of non-system OHV routes proposed for restoration in the Chiquito Creek Watershed that require F&W consultation.
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - Not Applicable Chiquito Creek Watershed
Doublegate/Lone Sequoia/Timberloft Prescribed Burns - NEPA Review
CE
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
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
Granite Creek Toilet Replacement Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Facility management
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/13/2016
Est. Comment Period
07/2017
Expected: 08/2017 08/2017 Leak Pen
559-877-2218
lpen02@fs.fed.us
Description: Install new CXT vault toilet building in Granite Creek Campground. Existing toilet would additionally be decommissioned and removed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51264
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - Township(s): 4S , Range(s): 25E , Section(s): 31; Quad#: Timberknob 4364 Granite Creek Campground currently operates as a campground available for non-fee camping. A camp host helps in maintaining the camp May through October annually which is the peak season of use.
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
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/30/2017
Expected: 08/2017 09/2017 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 Indian Flat Substation Expansion Project
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/10/2016
Expected: 07/2017 09/2017 Annette Lambert
559-855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us
Description: PG&E is proposing to replace a 70kV switch with a new circuit breaker to improve electric reliability throughout the region. To accommodate this project they need to construct a new access for trucks and expand the footprint of the switchyard.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48765
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mariposa. LEGAL - T3S, R19E, Section 23 Indian Flat adjacent to the Merced River.
PG&E Power Cable to Madera County Lift Station
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/27/2017
Expected: 09/2017 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
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/16/2015
Expected: 07/2017 09/2017 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
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/22/2015
Expected: 08/2017 09/2017 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
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/06/2014
Expected: 09/2017 10/2017 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.
Sierra Linda Mutual Water Co. Water Tank and Waterline Replacement Project
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/21/2017
Expected: 09/2017 09/2017 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.
Special Use Permit Reissues for Minor Encroachments
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/30/2017
Expected: 07/2017 08/2017 Annette Lambert
559-855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us
Description: $ minor encroachment permits expired or the improvements have been sold. New permit need to be issued to authorize the improvements.
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - Not Applicable Bass Lake area.
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
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/27/2017
Expected: 10/2017 05/2018 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
- Watershed management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/13/2016
Expected: 07/2017 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
- 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: 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
Brewer Lake OHV Restoration
EA
- Regulations, Directives, Orders
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Recreation management
- Special area management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/01/2015
Est. Comment Period
07/2017
Expected: 09/2017 09/2017 Meredith Hollowell
559-855-5355 x3341
meredithahollowell@fs.fed.us
Description: OHV related restoration implementation activities along the Brewer Lake OHV Trail system on the SNF to include closing off reroutes and detours, protection of meadows, rehab of closed areas, and install of signage.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51014
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - Not Applicable Brewer Lake OHV Trail System
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 In Progress
Scoping Start
05/08/2017
Expected: 09/2017 10/2017 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
Dinkey-Strawberry AML Restoration Project
CE
- Watershed management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/30/2016
Expected: 07/2017 08/2017 Kellen Takenaka
559-297-0706 x4936
ktakenaka@fs.fed.us
Description: Restore productivity to the Dinkey-Strawberry Mine site, remove several buildings and close off an open shaft that is a public safety hazard.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - Not Applicable Dinkey Creek, 5,400' - 5,535' in elevation
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
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Heritage resource management
- Road management
- Fuels management
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
03/20/2015
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
07/2017
Expected: 12/2017 12/2017 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
- Road management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/01/2017
Est. Comment Period
08/2017
Expected: 02/2018 06/2018 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.
High Sierra OHV Special Use Permit Poker Runs 2017
CE
- Regulations, Directives, Orders
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Special area management
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2017
Expected: 03/2017 05/2017 Meredith Hollowell
559-855-5355 x3341
meredithahollowell@fs.fed.us
Description: There are three commercial/special use permit events being analyzed for use of the High Sierra Ranger District of the Sierra National Forest. Local 4X4 clubs have conducted these activities for the past few decades.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - Not Applicable Swamp, Bald Mountain, and Blue Canyon OHV areas
Huntington Basin Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
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.
Idylwilde Tract Water System Repair Work
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: The water level indicating wire is above ground and has been damaged by logging operations and exposure to the environment. 1,200ft of conduit to be installed near the Idylwilde Tract.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - Not Applicable Idylwilde Tract, Huntington Lake
Lower Line Creek Tract Water System Re-Issue
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: 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: 08/2017 09/2017 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 Soaproot and Lower Teakettle
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/01/2017
Expected: 09/2017 10/2017 Annette Lambert
559-855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us
Description: Plot sampling is proposed at 2 locations within the Sierra National Forest. 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 towers near Wishon and Soaproot.
PG&E New Buried Telecom Line
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/01/2017
Expected: 11/2017 05/2018 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
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/01/2017
Expected: 08/2017 09/2017 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.
Red Mountain OHV Restoration
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Regulations, Directives, Orders
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
- Special area management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/01/2015
Est. Comment Period
07/2017
Expected: 07/2017 09/2017 Meredith Hollowell
559-855-5355 x3341
meredithahollowell@fs.fed.us
Description: OHV related restoration implementation activities along approx. 7.5 miles of the Red Mountain OHV Trail system on the SNF to include closing off reroutes and detours, protection of meadows, rehab of closed areas, and install of signage.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50999
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - Not Applicable Red Mountain OHV Trail System
SCE Integrated Vegetation Management, Big Creek-Rector 220 kV Transmission Line Right-of-Way
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/08/2017
Est. Comment Period
09/2017
Expected: 05/2018 06/2018 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
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
09/2017
Expected: 02/2018 05/2018 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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