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.

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- Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)
- R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
- Stanislaus National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Stanislaus National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Stanislaus National Forest, Calaveras Ranger District
- Stanislaus National Forest, Groveland Ranger District
- Stanislaus National Forest, Mi-Wok Ranger District
- Stanislaus National Forest, Summit 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
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
Stanislaus 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
Stanislaus National Forest Over-Snow Vehicle (OSV) Use Designation
EIS
- Facility management
- Recreation management
- Road management
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
06/26/2015
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
01/2016
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 Phyllis Ashmead
(209) 532-3671 ext 322
pashmead@fs.fed.us
Description: The Stanislaus National Forest is evaluating its existing management of oversnow vehicle (OSV) use. The goal of this project is to designate system roads, trails and areas where OSV use will be allowed or prohibited.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46311
Location: UNIT - Stanislaus National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Alpine, Calaveras, Mariposa, Tuolumne. LEGAL - Not Applicable Forestwide
Stanislaus National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide) R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Forest Road Permits
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 09/2015 10/2015 Christine Meyers
(209) 532-3671 ext. 449
cpmeyers@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue up to 8 Forest Road Use Authorizations for existing use of public Forest Roads to access private property. Authorizations do not include new improvements.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47181
Location: UNIT - Calaveras Ranger District, Groveland Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Calaveras, Mariposa, Tuolumne. LEGAL - Not Applicable various locations
Rim Fire Reforestation
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
02/27/2015
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
11/2015
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 Maria Benech
(209) 532-3671
mbenech@fs.fed.us
Description: Reforestation, plantation thinning, additional deer habitat and noxious weed eradication treatments on about 42,000 acres of National Forest System lands within the 2013 Rim Fire.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45612
Location: UNIT - Mi-Wok Ranger District, Groveland Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mariposa, Tuolumne. LEGAL - Not Applicable National Forest System lands within the Rim Fire perimeter
Twomile Ecological Restoration: Transportation
EA
- Recreation management
- Road management
On Hold N/A N/A Chris Sorensen
209-586-3234
csorensen02@fs.fed.us
Description: Physical road actions and access designation changes to minimize resource damage and move the road system toward one that can be efficiently maintained while also providing access for management and public use.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39774
Location: UNIT - Mi-Wok Ranger District, Groveland Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 34-36 T3N R17E; Sec 31-33 T3N R18E; Sec 1-4, 9-16, 22-26, 36 T2N R17E; Sec 4-8, 17-20, 29-32 T2N R18E; Sec 5-6 T1N R18E Hull Creek, Twomile Creek and Clavey River
Water Transmission Permits
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 09/2015 10/2015 Christine Meyers
(209) 532-3671 x 449
cpmeyers@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue up to 5 Water Transmission Special Use Permits for existing water tanks and/or transmission lines <12" in diameter. Authorizations do not include removal of water from public lands or new improvements.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47179
Location: UNIT - Mi-Wok Ranger District, Calaveras Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Calaveras, Tuolumne. LEGAL - Not Applicable Various locations
Stanislaus National Forest, Calaveras Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Black Springs Campground
EA
- Road management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2015
Expected: 04/2016 04/2016 Jose Hernandez
209-795-1381 ext 356
joselhernandez@fs.fed.us
Description: Campground improvements converting existing use area to a developed recreation site.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47053
Location: UNIT - Calaveras Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Calaveras. LEGAL - Sec 15 T6N R16E Road 7N23 north of Highway 4 between Cottage Springs and Bear Valley
Candy Rock Quarry Management
EIS
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Kathryn Kiehl
209-532-3671 Ext: 452
kkiehl@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a permanent Forest Order with limitations on recreational target shooting at the Candy Rock Quarry.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37952
Location: UNIT - Calaveras Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Calaveras. LEGAL - Sec 20 T4N R15E Two acres off 4N73Y, accessed from Candy Rock Road (4N80Y) and Highway 4
Hemlock Landscape Restoration
EA
- Fuels management
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/27/2014
Est. Comment Period
07/2015
Expected: 12/2015 05/2016 Kendal Young
209-795-1381 ext. 355
kendalyoung@fs.fed.us
Description: Forest restoration treatments including hand, mechanical, prescribed fire, watershed or other actions to promote ecosystem stability across about 13,000 acres. Vegetation treatments follow guidelines from General Technical Report (GTR) 220.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45690
Location: UNIT - Calaveras Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Calaveras. LEGAL - Sec 1-5, 8-12 T6N R16E; Sec 5-6 T6N R17E; Sec 12-14, 23-27, 33-36 T7N R16E; Sec 15-22, 26-35 T7N R17E North of Highway 4 in the Middle Fork and South Fork Mokelumne drainages
MCCT Segment - Mosquito Lake to Pacific Valley
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/11/2015
Expected: 06/2015 06/2015 Casey Jardine
209-795-1381
caseyajardine@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct a native surface Mokelumnme Coast to Crest Trail (MCCT) non-motorized segment (0.75 miles) from 19E94 to 19E43.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42414
Location: UNIT - Calaveras Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Alpine. LEGAL - SE 1/4 Sec 29 T8N R19E From the south side of Mosquito Lakes (Highway 4) to Pacific Valley
Tamarack/Sherman Acres WUI Fuelbreak
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2015
Expected: 08/2015 08/2015 Jon Lucas
209-795-1381X352
jlucas01@fs.fed.us
Description: Reduce surface and ladder fuels, pile and burn, within 300 feet of private property.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47050
Location: UNIT - Calaveras Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Alpine, Calaveras. LEGAL - Sec 14, 22-24, 26-27 T7N R17E Around Tamarack and Sherman Acres communities along Highway 4
Stanislaus National Forest, Groveland Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
City of Berkeley Tuolumne Camp Permit
EA
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2015
Expected: 03/2016 04/2016 Gary Vaughn
209-962-7825
gdvaughn@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a Special Use Permit (SUP) for reconstruction, occupancy, use and maintenance of the City of Berkeley Tuolumne Camp which was completely destroyed by the 2013 Rim Fire.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46690
Location: UNIT - Groveland Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 31 T1S R19E 31585 Hardin Flat Road
Ferretti Non-motorized Trail System
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/21/2015
Expected: 09/2015 10/2015 Gary Vaughn
209-962-7825
gdvaughn@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct and add to the National Forest Trail System (NFTS) approximately 3 1/2 miles of multi-use non-motorized trail (pedestrian, equestrian and bicycle) and approximately 15 miles of bicycle only non-motorized trail.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47313
Location: UNIT - Groveland Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mariposa, Tuolumne. LEGAL - T1S R17E Sections 19, 20, 29, 30 Adjacent to the community of Pine Mountain Lake between Ferretti Road and Big Creek Shaft Road on the Stanislaus National Forest, Groveland Ranger District.
Lower Cherry Aqueduct Emergency Rehabilitation
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Comment Period
12/19/2014
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 Michael Jow
209-962-7825 x 529
mjow@fs.fed.us
Description: Improve Hetch Hetchy Water and Power's existing Lower Cherry Aqueduct for reliable water conveyance to augment San Francisco Bay Area supply during droughts. Includes corrections to right-of-ways to match as-built location.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44896
Location: UNIT - Groveland Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - T1N R18-19E; T1S R18E Diversion structure on Cherry Creek about 3 miles upstream from the Tuolumne River including 3.6 miles of aqueducts and tunnels along the south side the creek.
Reliable Power Project
EA
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 06/2016 06/2016 Gary Vaughn
209-962-7825
gdvaughn@fs.fed.us
Description: Vegetation management, along power transmission lines operated by Hetch Hetchy Water and Power, to meet North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) standards and improve the reliability of the power transmission system.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39778
Location: UNIT - Groveland Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - T1S R16-18E Transmission lines from Early Intake and Holm Power Plants to Moccasin
San Jose Camp Permit
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/20/2012
Est. Comment Period
02/2016
Expected: 07/2016 07/2016 Gary Vaughn
209-962-7825
gdvaughn@fs.fed.us
Description: Master Development Plan including improvements to camp structures and utilities. Modify existing permit or issue new permit incorporating the new plan for continued operation and maintenance.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=18442
Location: UNIT - Groveland Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 28-29 T1S R18E 11401 Cherry Lake Road
Twomile Ecological Restoration: Noxious Weed Control
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) On Hold N/A N/A Jennie Haas
(209) 962-7825 ext. 540
jhaas@fs.fed.us
Description: Control noxious weeds on 11 acres near Reed Creek with the herbicide glyphosate.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34045
Location: UNIT - Groveland Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 32 T2N R18E Cottonwood Road at Reed Creek
Stanislaus National Forest, Mi-Wok Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
NCPA Telecommunications Link
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/14/2014
Expected: 08/2015 08/2015 Beth Martinez
209-532-3671 x 320
bethmartinez@fs.fed.us
Description: Provide a telecommunications link from Collierville Powerhouse to the Murphys Hydroelectric Operations Headquarters. Improvements include two passive repeaters, a passive reflector and a parabolic antenna.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47127
Location: UNIT - Mi-Wok Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 25 T3N R14E; Sec 3 T4N R15E Near American Camp Lookout and the Stanislaus Forebay
Stanislaus National Forest, Summit Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
BEH Rangeland Allotments
EIS
- Grazing management In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
01/31/2014
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
06/2015
Expected: 09/2015 03/2016 Crispin Holland
209-532-3671 ext. 274
cholland@fs.fed.us
Description: Rangeland grazing analysis and authorization decision for the Bell Meadow (B), Eagle Meadow (E) and Herring Creek (H) allotments.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33836
Location: UNIT - Summit Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Not Applicable Portions of the Clavey, South Fork Stanislaus and Middle Fork Stanislaus River watersheds
Bluff, Bloomer Lake and Groundhog Meadow Restoration
CE
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
On Hold N/A N/A Tracy Weddle
209-965-3434 x5321
tweddle@fs.fed.us
Description: Stabilize headcuts and areas downstream of the headcuts at Bluff Meadow, Bloomer Lake Meadow and Groundhog Meadow.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41984
Location: UNIT - Summit Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 22-23, 26-27, 32-33 T5N R19E Hammill Canyon area, 8 miles northeast of Strawberry along Herring Creek Road (4N12)
Cascade Aspen Release
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
On Hold N/A N/A John Busscher
209-965-3434 ext5383
jbusscher@fs.fed.us
Description: Remove encroaching conifers from within meadows and aspen stands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42604
Location: UNIT - Summit Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 22-26, T5N R18E Aspen stands off Highway 108 along roads 5N30 and 5N39Y.
Cow Creek Water System Access
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2015
Expected: 04/2016 05/2016 Jesika Ellis-D'Orsay
209-965-3434 ext 5312
jmellis@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue permit to construct 0.15 mile of road to access well and pump for Cow Creek Recreation Residence Tract Association.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42116
Location: UNIT - Summit Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - SW1/4 Sec 27 T5N R18E Cow Creek Recreation Residence Tract, behind cabins 45, 47 and 49
Gap Prescribed Burn
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
On Hold N/A N/A Rebecca Johnson
209-965-3434
rhjohnson@fs.fed.us
Description: Prescribed burn of 640 acres to reduce natural fuel build-up and mimic historic fire regimes for a mixed conifer type ecosystem.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42800
Location: UNIT - Summit Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 13-14, 22-24 T4N R17E One half mile south of Beardsley Lake
Pinecrest Campground Improvements
EA
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Molly Fuller
209-965-3434
mfuller01@fs.fed.us
Description: The Pinecrest Campground Improvements NEPA process is temporarily on hold to allow for further development of the proposed action prior to conducting additional scoping.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33840
Location: UNIT - Summit Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Not Applicable Pinecrest Campground
Pinecrest North Shore Improvement Association Permit
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2015
Expected: 12/2015 03/2016 Jesika Ellis-D'Orsay
209-965-3434 ext 5312
jmellis@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue new 10-year permits for the continuing existing use of the Pinecrest North Shore Tract Association water system and garages.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37542
Location: UNIT - Summit Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 11, 14-15, 21 T4N R18E Water system from Herring Creek to Pinecrest Lake; and, garages north of Highway 108
Ridge Trail Re-Route
CE
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Molly Fuller
209-965-3434
mfuller01@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-route existing segment of Ridge Trail (non-motorized) from within the Experimental Forest to area north of boundary.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38814
Location: UNIT - Summit Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 22-23, 26-27 T4N R18E 6 miles from Pinecrest on Crabtree Road
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