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, 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 , Stanislaus National Forest All Units
- 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 Carter Deems
559-297-0706
carterddeems@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue an Easement for approximately 10.4 miles of the Exchecker-Yosemite 70Kv Transmission Line located on the Sierra and Stanislaus National Forests, and the Indian Flat Substation located in the Merced River Canyon in Mariposa County, California.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36182
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District, Groveland Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mariposa. LEGAL - T 3SR 19E Merced River Canyon
Mammoth Base Area Land Exchange
EA
- Land ownership management Developing Proposal
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
07/2014
Expected: 01/2015 02/2015 Sheila Irons
760-924-5534
sirons@fs.fed.us
Description: Exchange of approximately 21 acres of National Forest System land, currently under special use authorization to Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, located near the Main Lodge north of Highway 203 for approximately 1,500 acres of land in California.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=30428
Location: UNIT - Mammoth Ranger District, White Mountain Ranger District, Mount Whitney Ranger District, Mt. Hough Ranger District, Mi-Wok Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Inyo, Mono, Plumas, Tuolumne. LEGAL - Land to be exchanged is located in T.3S, R. 27E., Sec 30, MDM. Proposal includes the addition of non-federal parcels to the Inyo, Plumas, and Stanislaus National Forests in California Main Lodge, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area
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
Highway 108 Hazard Trees 2013
CE
- Road management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2014
Expected: 07/2014 08/2014 John Busscher
209-965-3434 ext5383
jbusscher@fs.fed.us
Description: Fall and remove dead and dying trees adjacent to Highway 108 using the Forest's Hazard Tree Guidelines. All merchantable material will be removed through timber sales.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42603
Location: UNIT - Mi-Wok Ranger District, Summit Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Not Applicable Highway 108
Rim Fire Hazard Trees
EA
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Facility management
- Road management
In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
03/10/2014
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
05/2014
Expected: 05/2014 06/2014 Jim Junette
(209) 532-3671
jjunette@fs.fed.us
Description: Remove hazard trees and suppression felled trees within and adjacent to facilities including: high use roads; private property; developed sites; recreation use areas; and, powerlines.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43032
Location: UNIT - Mi-Wok Ranger District, Groveland Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mariposa, Tuolumne. LEGAL - Not Applicable within and adjacent to the Rim Fire perimeter
Rim Fire Recovery
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
12/06/2013
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
05/2014
Expected: 08/2014 08/2014 Maria Benech
(209) 532-3671
mbenech@fs.fed.us
Description: Salvage of dead trees; removal of hazard trees and dead trees along roads open to the public; fuel reduction for future forest resiliency to fire; and, road improvements for proper hydrologic function.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43033
Location: UNIT - Mi-Wok Ranger District, Groveland Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mariposa, Tuolumne. LEGAL - Not Applicable 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: Authorize 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 maintaining 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
Stanislaus National Forest , Calaveras Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
MCCT Segment - Mosquito Lake to Pacific Valley
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 12/2014 02/2015 Dave Vosti
209-795-1381
dvosti@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct a native surface Mokelumnme Coast to Crest Trail (MCCT) hiking/equestrian 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
West Calaveras Thin Plantation Health Improvement
EA
- Road management
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/13/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
05/2014
Expected: 11/2014 04/2015 Melinda Benton
209-795-1381
mbenton@fs.fed.us
Description: Prescribe fire, fuel break maintenance, mechanical thinning, biomass, mastication, and road improvement activities designed to improve the health of forest plantations and watershed conditions.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40832
Location: UNIT - Calaveras Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Calaveras. LEGAL - Sec 19, 29 T7N R15E; Sec 14-15, 20-24, 29-30, 32-34 T7N R16E Forest Creek and Blue Creek drainages
Stanislaus National Forest , Groveland Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Berkeley Camp Permit
EA
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Vern Shumway
209-962-7825, ext 526
vshumway@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue permit for continued use and maintenance of the Berkeley Tuolumne Organization Camp with improvements to camp structures, parking and ADA compliance.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=18441
Location: UNIT - Groveland Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 31 T1S R19E 31585 Hardin Flat Road
Reliable Power Project
EA
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2014
Expected: 06/2015 07/2015 Vern Shumway
209-962-7825, ext 526
vshumway@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 tranmission 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 R16-18 E Transmission lines from Early Intake and Holm Power Plants to Moccasin
San Jose Camp Permit
EA
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2014
Expected: 07/2015 09/2015 Vern Shumway
209-962-7825, ext 526
vshumway@fs.fed.us
Description: Continued use and maintenance of the San Jose Organization Camp. Improvements to camp structures and utilities.
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 of 2 noxious weeds: the only known population of Dyers Woad on the Stanislaus and perennial sweetpea, on 11 acres near Reed Creek. The herbicide glyphosate is proposed for treatment since 12 years of handpulling has not eradicated the weeds.
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
Buchanan Mine Permit
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 11/2014 12/2014 Susan Chalpin
209-586-3234
sgchalpin@fs.fed.us
Description: Exploratory drilling of 11 holes for a mineral investigation. Drilling would require construction of drill pads and about 1,000 feet of temporary road to access drill sites.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42310
Location: UNIT - Mi-Wok Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 26 T1N R16E Near road 1N38 at the Buchanan Mine site
Mi-Wok OHV Restoration
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/10/2013
Expected: 07/2014 08/2014 Chuck James
209-586-3234
cjames01@fs.fed.us
Description: Block and restore unauthorized OHV trails and impact areas.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41430
Location: UNIT - Mi-Wok Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Not Applicable Various locations in the American Camp, Thompson Meadow, Upper Trout Creek, and Bourland Mountain areas
North District Motorized Trails
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/18/2013
Expected: 06/2014 07/2014 Chuck James
209-586-3234
cjames01@fs.fed.us
Description: Block and restore unauthorized and rerouted trails; and reroute and bypass NFTS trail segments.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40830
Location: UNIT - Mi-Wok Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Not Applicable Various locations in the South Fork Stanislaus River, Deer Creek, Rose Creek and Hull Creek areas
Stanislaus National Forest , Stanislaus National Forest All Units 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. Objection Period Legal Notice
08/2014
Expected: 10/2014 12/2014 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
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
Stanislaus National Forest , Summit Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bluff, Bloomer Lake and Groundhog Meadow Restoration
CE
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
On Hold N/A N/A John Nelson
209-965-3434 x 5341
johnlnelson@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 Hazard Tree and Aspen Release
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
On Hold N/A N/A John Busscher
209-965-3434 ext5383
jbusscher@fs.fed.us
Description: Remove dead and dying trees along 5N30 and 5N39Y, following the Forest's Hazard Tree Guidelines. 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 Roads 5N30 and 5N39Y off Highway 108
Cow Creek Water System Access
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2014
Expected: 04/2015 05/2015 Julie Martin
209-965-3434 x 5311
julieamartin@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorize 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
Coyote Meadow Restoration
CE
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress

10/03/2013
Expected: 06/2014 08/2015 Tracy Weddle
209-965-3434 x5321
tweddle@fs.fed.us
Description: Stabilize 3 headcuts in meadow and re-route trail away from stream and wet portion of meadow.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41540
Location: UNIT - Summit Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 34 T5N R19E Coyote Meadow adjacent to Cooper Meadow Trail (20E15) between the Cooper Meadow Trailhead and the Emigrant Wilderness
Eagle Meadow Road Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress

03/03/2014
Expected: 05/2014 06/2014 Julie Martin
209-965-3434 x 5311
julieamartin@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorize term permit for continued existing use including winter snow surface maintenance (track pack snow from Eagle Creek to private parcel), spring snow removal, normal grading and road maintenance.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42117
Location: UNIT - Summit Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 4-5, 9-11, 13-14 T5N R19E; Sec 32 T6N R19E; Sec 3-7, 10, 15, 18 T5N R20E Eagle Meadow Road (5N01) from Highway 108 to Haypress Meadow
Gap Prescribed Burn
CE
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
On Hold N/A N/A Rebecca Johnson
209-965-3434
rhjohnson@fs.fed.us
Description: Maintenance prescribed burn of 640 acres to reduce natural fuel build-up, to mimic historic fire regimes for a mixed conifer type ecosystem, to improve plant vigor, and to improve wildlife habitat.
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
Long Valley OHV Restoration
EA
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2014
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 Charles Brooks
209-965-3434
cdbrooks@fs.fed.us
Description: Decommission 2 miles of unauthorized routes. Mitigate resource impacts on approximately 10 acres of dispersed campsites located on or near sensitive areas. Convert the last half mile of 5N01A to non-motorized trail.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40757
Location: UNIT - Summit Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 17-18, 20-21, 28 T5N R20E Long Valley along 5N01A
Pinecrest Campground Improvements
EA
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Julie Martin
209-965-3434 x 5311
julieamartin@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. Pinecrest Campground
Pinecrest North Shore Improvement Association Permit
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2014
Expected: 02/2015 03/2015 Jesika Ellis-D'Orsay
209-965-3434 ext 5312
jmellis@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorize 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 Julie Martin
209-965-3434 x 5311
julieamartin@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
Summit Apiary Permit
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Julie Martin
209-965-3434 x 5311
julieamartin@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue 5-year Special Use Permit for the purposes of maintaining up to 25 apiary sites, each less than 1/10 acre.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33842
Location: UNIT - Summit Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. Various locations
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