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, 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 Debra Whitall
707-562-9121
r5planrevision@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://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 Inyo National Forest, entire Sequoia National Forest outside of the Giant Sequoia National Monument, and the Sierra National Forest.
Issue Easement for Exchecker-Yosemite 70Kv Transmission Line and Indian Flat Substation
EA
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A David Drake
775-352-1241
ddrake@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 Alan Gallegos
559-297-0706 x 4862
ajgallegos@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
Priority Watershed OHV Route Restoration Project Upper Big Creek and South Fork Willow Creek
CE
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/04/2016
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 Alan Gallegos
559-297-0706 x 4862
ajgallegos@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
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
Special Use Permit Issuance for Phase 2 of the Ferguson Slide Permanent Restoration Project
EA
- Road management
- Special use management
On Hold N/A N/A Judith Tapia
559-297-0706
jetapia@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to approve an SUP allowing Caltrans to construct Phase 2 of the Rockshed/Tunnel Alternative (Alternative R in the FEIS) on the Sierra National Forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47068
Location: UNIT - Sierra National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mariposa. LEGAL - Not Applicable SR 140 from 5.1 kilometers (3.2 miles) east of Briceburg to approximately 9.7 kilometers (6.0 miles) west of El Portal
Sierra National Forest, Bass Lake Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
"007" Motorized Trail Project
EA
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Leak Pen
559-877-2218
lpen02@fs.fed.us
Description: The project will develop needed social, economic and natural resource impacts and information to determine the purpose and need for the popular user defined "007" route to establish it's designation as a trail.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35501
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - TS7S, R22E, Sec 25 SE1/4, NE1/4, Sec 24 SE1/4, NE1/4, Sec19 NW1/4, Sec 13 SW1/4, Sec18 SW1/4, NW1/4, NE1/4, Sec7 SW1/4, SE 1/4, NE1/4 The "007' route is located approximately 4.5 miles north of North Fork, CA.
Bass Lake Recreation Area Reforestation and Precommercial Thinning Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
10/13/2015
Expected: 04/2016 04/2016 Mike Nolen
559-877-2218
mnolen@fs.fed.us
Description: The Bass Lake Recreation area has experienced heavy mortality in and around public use areas. This project is designed to remove overhead hazards, reduce fuel loadings, precommercially thin conifer pockets, plant and maintain native seedlings.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48571
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - T7S, R22E, S8,9,14,15,16,17,21,22,23,26 Bass Lake Recreation Area Bass Lake Ranger District
Carmen Pasture Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/09/2016
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 Aimee Cox
559-877-2218-3151
aimeecox@fs.fed.us
Description: This project proposes to issue new special use authorization, to reconstruct boundary fenceline damaged during the Corrine Fire and to burn brush and piles created during fire suppression activities.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48897
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - Township 9S, Range 23E, SE 1/4 of Section 6 The Carmen Pasture is located approximately 5 miles south of Madera County Road 200 and the town of North Fork, California along Madera County Road 222 (Auberry Road).
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
Horizon Tower Permit Issuance
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/13/2013
Expected: 04/2016 04/2016 Alan Gallegos
559-297-0706 x 4862
ajgallegos@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 On Hold N/A N/A 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.
Nelder Grove New Toilet Installation
EA
- Recreation management
- Facility management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/08/2016
Est. Comment Period
06/2016
Expected: 09/2016 10/2016 Leak Pen
559-877-2218
lpen02@fs.fed.us
Description: Installation of a new CXT Vault toilet building in the Nelder Grove interpretive site area. Existing toilets near campground will remain and continue to be unavailable and restricted of use.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47600
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - Not Applicable Designated recreation site, Nelder Grove interpretive area and campground.
PG&E Indian Flat Substation Expansion Project
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/10/2016
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 David Drake
559-297-0706 ext.4883
ddrake@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.
Ponderosa Telephone Beasore Meadows Fiber Optic Project
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/16/2015
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 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 Company San Joaquin Experimental Range Project
EA
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Annette Lambert
559-855-5355 x3338
alambert@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: 08/2016 09/2016 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.
Sierra Telephone Bass Lake Fiber Project
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/13/2015
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 Annette Lambert
559-855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us
Description: This project involves the proposed installation of approximately 10,100 feet of buried conduit with fiber optic cable and empty conduit for future use from existing facilities on USFS Road 7S24.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47556
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - T7S, R22E, Sections 22,23 South side of Bass Lake, between The Forks and Rocky Point.
Sierra Telephone Cedar Valley Fiber and Carrier Site
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/11/2016
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 Annette Lambert
559-855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us
Description: Install 2,640 feet of new conduit for fiber optic cable and develop a new carrier site in the Cedar Valley area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49311
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - Not Applicable Cedar Valley Road, north of Oakhurst
Sierra Telephone Jerseydale 2 Telephone Cable Replacement
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/15/2016
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 Annette Lambert
559-855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us
Description: Sierra Telephone is proposing to replace approximately 500 feet of buried telephone cable within the Forest Service Jerseydale Fire Station Compound.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48961
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - Not Applicable Forest Service Jerseydale Fire Station
Sierra Telephone Teaford Meadows Fiber Optic Project
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/13/2015
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 Annette Lambert
559-855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us
Description: Sierra Telephone proposes to install 10,100 feet of buried conduits with a fiber cable to be placed in one of the conduits. The proposed route goes through USFS land, beginning at USFS Road 7S23 and continuing south to Teaford Meadows subdivision.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47557
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - T7S, R22E, Sections 28, 32, 33; T8S, R22E, Section 5 Teaford Meadow Ranch area south of Bass Lake.
Try Me Placer Mining Project
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register
04/2016
Expected: 04/2017 06/2017 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.
West Chiquito Ecological Restoration Project
EIS
- Recreation management
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
On Hold N/A N/A Denise Tolmie
559-877-2218 3207
dtolmie@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
CE
- Watershed management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2016
Expected: 11/2016 06/2017 Alan Gallegos
559-297-0706 x 4862
ajgallegos@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
Ely, Balsam, and Bolsillo Creek Diversions Infrastructure Improvement Project
EA
- Facility management On Hold N/A N/A Alan Gallegos
559-297-0706 x 4862
ajgallegos@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 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
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
03/20/2015
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
05/2016
Expected: 11/2016 01/2018 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
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
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 OHV Special Use Permit Poker Runs 2016
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Regulations, Directives, Orders
- Special area management
Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2016
Actual: 05/10/2016
05/2016 Raul Moreno
559-855-5355 x 3314
rmorenojr@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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49410
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.
Rancheria Enterprises New Rentals
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/14/2016
Expected: 04/2016 05/2016 Annette Lambert
559-855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us
Description: Rancheria Enterprises has been renting 2 cabins, 5 dry camp spots, and 5 RV spots on a trial basis, and are proposing to have these as permanent services and added to their special use permit.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48951
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - Not Applicable Rancheria Enterprises Resort, Huntington Lake
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.
SCE Siphon Circuit Upgrade
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/23/2015
Expected: 10/2016 06/2017 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.
Shaver Wishon Project
CE
- Forest products
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2016
Actual: 05/03/2016
06/2016 Keith Ballard
559-855-5355
keballard@fs.fed.us
Description: Actions include felling and removing insect and disease infested trees along well traveled forest roads and selected campgrounds to reduce the risk of further insect and disease infestation within the project area and provide for public safety.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48817
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T9S, R24E, Sec. 25; T10S, R25E, Secs. 1-3, 11, 12; T10S, R26E, Secs. 5, 7, 8, 16-18, 20-22, 26, 27, 35, 36; T10S, R27E, Secs. 31, 32, 34-36; T11S, R26E, Secs. 1, 2; T11S, R27E, Secs. 1-6; MDBM Vegetation treatments along County Road M2440 (Dinkey Creek Road), McKinley Grove Road (Forest Service Road 11S40), and Dorabelle, Dinkey Creek, Gigantea, and Buck Meadow Campgrounds.
State and County Road hazard Abatement Project
CE
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2016
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 Carolyn Ballard
559-855-5355
cballard@fs.fed.us
Description: To fell dead trees, and remove the hazardous fuels along 53 miles of County and State Highways on NFS lands to create a 400 foot wide hazard reduction zone for public and firefighters safety in the WUI on areas not covered by right of ways
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48875
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T8S R25 E. S. 11,15-16,20-26, 28-29,31-33. R26E S. 5,7,8,12-13,17-18. T9S R25E S. 1-2,6,9-12,16-18. T10S R23E S. 3,9-10, 23-24. R24E 17-21,23-24, 28-30. Vegetation treatments and hazardous fuels removal along Fresno County Roads including Big Creek, Tollhouse, Auberry and Petersen Mill roads and Highway 168 on Forest Service lands
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