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, 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 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
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
01/2017
Expected: 12/2017 01/2018 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
Rim Fire Reforestation
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
FEIS NOA in Federal Register
04/29/2016
Expected: 10/2016 10/2016 Maria Benech
(209) 532-3671
mbenech@fs.fed.us
Description: About 48,000 acres of treatments on National Forest System lands within the 2013 Rim Fire including: deer habitat enhancement; natural regeneration; noxious weed eradication; reforestation; and, thin existing plantations.
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
07/2016
Expected: 12/2016 12/2016 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
- Recreation management
- Road management
In Progress
Comment Period
06/14/2016
Expected: 12/2016 12/2016 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
Tamarack/Sherman Acres WUI Fuelbreak
CE
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/25/2015
Expected: 07/2016 09/2016 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
Cherry Creek Bat Gates
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2016
Expected: 11/2016 12/2016 Michael Jow
209-962-7825 x 529
mjow@fs.fed.us
Description: Install bat habitat enhancement gates on 3 adit tunnel entrances along the Cherry Creek Diversion Dam access path. Install bat exclusion gates on interior water pipeline/tunnel junctions.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47675
Location: UNIT - Groveland Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 36 T1N R18E; Sec 31 T1N R19E Cherry Creek between Cherry Lake Road and the Cherry Creek diversion dam.
City of Berkeley Tuolumne Camp Permit
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/21/2015
Est. Comment Period
07/2016
Expected: 12/2016 12/2016 Phyllis Ashmead
209-532-3671 ext 322
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: 05/2016 06/2016 Gary Vaughn
209-962-7825
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
Moore Creek Motorized Routes
EA
- Recreation management
- Road management
Cancelled N/A N/A Gary Vaughn
209-962-7825
gdvaughn@fs.fed.us
Description: Modifications to the National Forest Transportation System including season of use, vehicle type, and addition or removal (restoration) of routes.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49216
Location: UNIT - Groveland Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mariposa, Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 34-36 T1S R17E; Sec3 1-32 T1S R18E; Sec 1-3, 10-14 T2S R17E; Sec 5-9, 18 T2S R18E Between Highway 120 and Greeley Hill Road from Pilot Ridge to Roads 2S17 and 1S16.
Reliable Power Project
EA
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2016
Expected: 10/2017 10/2017 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
Stanislaus National Forest, Mi-Wok Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Wrights Creek Plantations Healthy Forest Restoration
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/17/2016
Expected: 08/2016 08/2016 Kathryn Wilkinson
209-532-3671 Ext: 452
kkwilkinson@fs.fed.us
Description: Healthy forest restoration treatments including commercial and non-commercial thinning of less than 3,000 acres of trees to reduce the risk or extent of, or increase the resilience to, insect or disease infestation (HFRA, Sec 602(d)(1)(b)).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48931
Location: UNIT - Mi-Wok Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 3-9, 16-17 T2N R17E; Sec 12-14, 21-29, 31-35 T3N R17E; Sec 7, 18-19, 30 T3N R18E East of Highway 108 in the upper North Fork Tuolumne River and middle Clavey River watersheds.
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
FEIS NOA in Federal Register
02/23/2016
Expected: 08/2016 08/2016 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
Cow Creek Water System Access
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2016
Expected: 12/2016 12/2016 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
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
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
Hammill Meadows
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2016
Expected: 08/2016 08/2017 Tracy Weddle
209-965-3434 x5321
tweddle@fs.fed.us
Description: Stabilize headcuts, restore meadow hydrology and protect Yosemite toad habitat at five 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
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/06/2016
Est. Comment Period
09/2016
Expected: 08/2017 01/2018 Jennifer Sorensen
209-965-3434
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
07/2016
Expected: 12/2016 12/2016 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
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