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)
- 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, 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 Annette Lambert
559-855-5355 x3338
alambert@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
EIS
- Land ownership management In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
08/23/2016
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
02/2017
Expected: 09/2018 09/2018 Janelle Walker
760-924-5523
janellelwalker@fs.fed.us
Description: Exchange of approximately 30.6 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 1317.5 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, 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 The area near Main Lodge, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area would be exchanged for up to 12 non Federal parcels in Inyo, Mono, Plumas and Tuolumne Counties.
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
- Recreation management
- Road management
- Facility management
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
06/26/2015
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
01/2017
Expected: 12/2017 01/2018 Phyllis Ashmead
(209) 532-3234 ext 608
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
Twomile Ecological Restoration: Transportation
EA
- Recreation management
- Road management
On Hold N/A N/A Chris Sorensen
209-586-3234 ext 616
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
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

   *NEW LISTING*
- Road management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Comment Period
06/14/2016
Expected: 06/2017 07/2017 Jose Hernandez
209-813-6010
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

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Kathryn Wilkinson
209-288-6321
kkwilkinson@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
Mt. Reba AT&T Communication Facility
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/14/2016
Expected: 03/2017 04/2017 Beth Martinez
209-288-6307
bethmartinez@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue 30-year term lease to AT&T for installation and operation of a new 100 foot tall communication tower.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50216
Location: UNIT - Calaveras Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Alpine. LEGAL - Sec 1, T7N R17E, MDBM Mt. Reba on road 7N12A adjacent to Bear Valley Ski Area
Sky High Ranch Water System
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2016
Expected: 06/2017 06/2017 Keith Matteson
209-813-6021
kmatteson@fs.fed.us
Description: Modify existing special use permit allowing for upgrades to existing water system.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50001
Location: UNIT - Calaveras Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Calaveras. LEGAL - Sec 27 T7N R17E North of Highway 4 at Sky High Ranch subdivision
Slick Rock 4WD Trail Reroute
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2017
Expected: 03/2017 06/2017 Jeffery Hilson
209-813-6025
jhilson@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct 0.50 mile 4WD trail on National Forest land bypassing a 0.25 mile segment of Forest Road 07N17 on private property. Install signs and gates on each end of the bypassed segment of 07N17.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50544
Location: UNIT - Calaveras Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Alpine. LEGAL - Sec 9 T7N R18E South of Highway 4 and east of Lake Alpine
Tamarack/Sherman Acres WUI Fuelbreak
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/25/2015
Expected: 10/2017 11/2017 Jon Lucas
209-813-6031
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
Big Creek Planting
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
Analysis Completed Expected: 11/2016
Actual: 11/18/2016
11/2016 Andrew Lawhorn
209-962-7825 ext 560
alawhorn@fs.fed.us
Description: Reforestation of a portion of the area burned in the 2015 Big Creek Fire without the use of herbicide, and manual release of natural and artificially regenerated conifer seedlings.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50525
Location: UNIT - Groveland Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 30-31, T1S R17E Big Creek drainage adjacent to Highway 120 about 5 miles east of Groveland, CA
City of Berkeley Tuolumne Camp Permit
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/21/2015
Est. Comment Period
03/2017
Expected: 10/2017 12/2017 Phyllis Ashmead
209-586-3234 ext 608
pashmead@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a permit 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 Trails
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/21/2015
Expected: 01/2017 01/2017 Gary Vaughn
209-962-7825 ext 525
gdvaughn@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct and designate 3.5 miles of non-motorized multi-use (pedestrian, equestrian and bicycle) and 15 miles of non-motorized bicycle only National Forest System Trails.
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 - Sec 19-20, 29-30 T1S R17E Adjacent to Pine Mountain Lake between Ferretti Road and Big Creek Shaft Road
Reliable Power Project
EA
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2017
Expected: 12/2017 12/2017 Michael Jow
209-962-7825 x 529
mjow@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
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 On Hold N/A N/A Crispin Holland
209-288-6318
cholland@fs.fed.us
Description: In order to allow more interactions with stakeholders, the Forest Supervisor withdrew the Draft ROD for the Bell Meadow (B), Eagle Meadow (E) and Herring Creek (H) allotments on August 29, 2016. The BEH project is on hold until further notice.
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
Cow Creek Water System Access
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A 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
Dodge Ridge Mountain Bike Trails
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 10/2016
Actual: 10/28/2016
10/2016 Miguel Macias
209-965-3434 ext 5311
mmacias@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorize construction, maintenance and operation of a 10.5 mile mountain bike trail system.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50375
Location: UNIT - Summit Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Not Applicable Dodge Ridge Ski Area in Pinecrest
Gap Prescribed Burn
CE
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
On Hold N/A N/A Rebecca Johnson
209-288-2646
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
Hammill Meadows
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/20/2016
Expected: 01/2017 06/2017 Tracy Weddle
209-288-6286
tweddle@fs.fed.us
Description: Stabilize headcuts, restore meadow hydrology and protect Yosemite toad habitat at six meadows.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48016
Location: UNIT - Summit Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 22-23, 26-27, 32-34 T5N R19E Meadows are 1.5 miles southeast of Hammill Canyon, 8 miles northeast of Strawberry along Herring Creek Road (4N12)
Pinecrest Campgrounds
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/06/2016
Est. Comment Period
03/2017
Expected: 08/2017 01/2018 Jennifer Sorensen
209-965-3434 ext 5313
jenniferlsorensen@fs.fed.us
Description: Improvements at Pinecrest and Meadowview Campgrounds including rehabilitation of the adjacent Shadow of the Me-Wuk Trail and a forest plan amendment addressing use of an adjacent parking lot.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47902
Location: UNIT - Summit Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 21-22 T4N R18E Pinecrest Campground on Pinecrest Lake Road and Meadowview Campground on Dodge Ridge Road
Pinecrest North Shore Improvement Association Permit
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2017
Expected: 03/2017 03/2017 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
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