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)
- Tahoe National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Tahoe National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Tahoe National Forest, American River Ranger District
- Tahoe National Forest, Sierraville Ranger District
- Tahoe National Forest, Truckee Ranger District
- Tahoe National Forest, Yuba River 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
Big Blue Adventures Recreation Event- Tahoe Trail 100 Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/15/2014
Expected: 07/2014 07/2014 Mary Westmoreland
530-587-3558
mwestmoreland@fs.fed.us
Description: Two day event, 100 mile mountain bike event followed by foot race the next day, utilizing 12 miles of National Forest System roads and trails. Special Use Authorization for five years.
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - Not Applicable Event starts and ends on private land. Tahoe NF land use is 7.3 miles and 4.7 miles on the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit roads. Most of the event would occur on Forest Rd. 06.
Tahoe 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
Tahoe National Forest Over-snow Vehicle Use Designation
EIS

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register
02/2015
Expected: 03/2016 04/2016 Michael Woodbridge
530-478-6205
mjwoodbridge@fs.fed.us
Description: Designating over-snow vehicle (OSV) use on National Forest System roads and trails and in areas on National Forest System lands as allowed, restricted, or prohibited. Identifying where grooming for OSV use would be conducted.
Location: UNIT - Tahoe National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sierra, Yuba. LEGAL - Not Applicable Tahoe National Forest
Tahoe 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
PG&E Electric Distribution System, Master Special Use Authorization Renewals
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/01/2007
Expected: 12/2014 03/2015 Timothy Cardoza
619-445-6235 x 3418
tcardoza@fs.fed.us
Description: Renewal and consolidation of five expired electric distribution system Special Use Auhtorization right of ways into a single master authorization. No construction, reconstruction or upgrades of facilities are proposed.
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District, American River Ranger District, Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada, Placer, Sierra, Yuba. LEGAL - Portions of: Sec 33 % 34 T19N R8E, Sec 10 & 11 T18N R8E, Sec 7 T18N R9E, Sec 22 & 32 T18N R8E, Sec 2 T16N R11E, Sec 25 T17N R13E. Various locations within the American River, Yuba River and Truckee Ranger Districts
Pacific Bell (AT&T)Master Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/01/2014
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 Timothy Cardoza
530 478 6210
tcardoza@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuance of a new Master Special Use Permit to replace expired authorizations for approximately 80 miles of aerial telephone cable and 80 miles of underground telephone cable.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44603
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District, Sierraville Ranger District, Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada, Placer, Sierra, Yuba. LEGAL - Not Applicable Dispersed across the Yuba River Ranger District, Truckee Ranger District and Sierraville Ranger District.
Tahoe National Forest, American River Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Biggie Vegetation Management and Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/01/2012
Est. Comment Period
03/2015
Expected: 10/2015 10/2015 Kalie Crews
530-367-2224
kcrews@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to take action to manage overcrowded forest stands and reduce hazardous fuels along the Mosquito Ridge Road near the Placer County Big Trees Grove. Approximately 2,500 acres of treatments are planned at this time.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - The legal location includes portions of T14N, R12E, Sections 13, 14, 15, 22, 23, 24 and 25; T14N, R13E, Sections 4, This Project Area is located between 23 and 28 miles east of Foresthill, California. Along the Mosquito Ridge Road near the Placer County Big Trees Grove
Black Canyon Plan of Operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A Karen Wiese
530-478-6288
kwiese@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorize a Plan of Operations for mining related activities.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - T 15 N, R 12 E Duncan Peak Quadrangle Black Canyon
Cuckoo Vegetation Management and Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2015
Expected: 12/2016 06/2018 Kalie Crews
530-367-2224
kcrews@fs.fed.us
Description: Cuckoo is a large vegetation management and fuels reduction project (approx. 2,500 acres) including thinning, mastication, underburning, etc. The proposal will also include road management changes.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - T14N, R12E Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21; T14N, R13E Sections 7, 18; T15N, R12E Sections 26, 27, 33, 34, 35. This project is located approximately 20 miles east of Foresthill, Ca, north of Mosquito Ridge Road in the Peavine watershed.
Elliot Meadow Restoration
CE
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/09/2014
Expected: 03/2015 08/2015 Kalie Crews
530-367-2224
kcrews@fs.fed.us
Description: Gully restoration, noxious weeds management, barbed wire fence removal, spring restoration, meadow edge thinning, and conifer removal from meadow.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - T15N, R11E, Section 9 Elliot Meadow, south of Forest Service Road 26. Approximately 10 miles east of Foresthill.
Hoffman Mine
EA
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A Karen Wiese
530-478-6288
kwiese@fs.fed.us
Description: Approve Mining Plan of Operation. Proposal to process tailings from previous mining activity inside the current footprint of the Hoffman Pits Mine
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - T14N, R11E, Section 28 American River Ranger District, Placer County, Michigan Bluff area
Issue Special Use Permit to PCWA for Passive Repeater
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/29/2014
Expected: 12/2014 12/2014 Kalie Crews
530-367-2224
kcrews@fs.fed.us
Description: Install a Passive Repeater on Red Star Ridge.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - T14N, R13E, Section 3 Red Star Ridge near French Meadows Reservoir.
Moody Ridge Fuel Reduction Project
CE
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/01/2014
Expected: 12/2014 12/2014 Kalie Crews
530-367-2224
kcrews@fs.fed.us
Description: Approving the use of federal funds under the Steven's Authority to conduct fuels reduction and timber stand improvements on adjacent private property.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - T15N, R10E, Section 1, 2, and 3. Moody Ridge and Secret Town area. Off of Highway 80 on the northern part of the District.
Mosquito Grazing Allotment
EA
- Grazing management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2015
Expected: 07/2016 07/2016 Leigh Sevy
530-478-6227
lsevy@fs.fed.us
Description: To determine if the existing condition is meeting or heading towards the desired condition in the Forest Plan, if it is not, to analize management practices that will move the allotment towards desired condition through the interdisciplinary process.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - Sections 14, 15, 22-29, and 32-36 T15N, R12E; Sections 29-33 T15N, R13E; Section 15, T14N R11E, Sections 1-4, 8-30 T14N, R12E; Sections 4-9, 16-20, 29, 30 T14N, R13E. East of Foresthill between Big Oak Flat and Duncan Peak.
Re-Issue SUP for Driveway Off Big Dipper Road
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/01/2014
Expected: 01/2015 01/2015 Kalie Crews
530-367-2224
kcrews@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue a permit for 163 feet of driveway that accesses private property off the Big Dipper Road.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - W 1/4 of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Section 25 in T.15N., R.10E. In the Big Dipper Road Area of Foresthill
Reissue SUP to Blue Canyon Properties for Road Use Permit
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Kalie Crews
530-367-2224
kcrews@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue a road special use permit to Blue Canyon Properties to access private property from the Blue Canyon Road.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - T16N, R14E, SW 1/4, SE 1/4 of Section 2. Near Blue Canyon Airport off of Highway 80.
Special Use Permit to University of California, Merced for Installing Weather Monitoring Stations
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management
- Research
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2015
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 Kalie Crews
530-367-2224
kcrews@fs.fed.us
Description: Install and operate snow depth sensor equipment at three locations: Talbot, Huysink, and Rice/Dolly Creek.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - Talbot T.15N., R.14E., Section 2; Huysink:T.16N., R.13E., Section 4; and Rice/Dolly T.15N., R14E., Section 14. Three locations on the American River Ranger District.
Sugar Pine OHV Reroutes
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2015
Expected: 08/2015 10/2015 Kalie Crews
530-367-2224
kcrews@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct reroutes (approx. 5.5 miles) and decommission old routes. Rerouting these segments of existing trail to sustainable grades (5-12%) and with rolling grade dips incorporated into the alignment would reduce erosion and maintenance frequency
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - Not Applicable Sugar Pine OHV Trail System: Loops 2, 5, 6 and mixed-use connector 43/43-8.
Watershed Restoration Near Pagge Creek and the Sugar Pine Staging Area
EA
- Recreation management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/22/2014
Est. Comment Period
01/2015
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 Kalie Crews
530-367-2224
kcrews@fs.fed.us
Description: Project activities include decommissioning approximately 1.5 miles of road and restoring other OHV related damage in the area.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - T15N, R11E various sections In the Sugar Pine area approximately 10 miles east of Forsethill, CA.
Tahoe National Forest, Sierraville Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Independence Lake Trail
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
09/2014
Expected: 02/2015 06/2015 Joseph Flannery
530-587-3558
jflannery@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct ~3 mile pedestrian trail in Independence Lake Basin near upstream confluence with Independence Creek to replace user-created route in sensitive fish habitat. Would be constructed to meet NFS standards and would be non-motorized use only.
Location: UNIT - Sierraville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - Township 18N Range 15E Section 8 Located approximately 14 miles south of Sierraville and 16 miles south of Truckee, California within the Independence Lake Basin.
Ox Project
EA
- Forest products
- Road management
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/23/2014
Est. Comment Period
03/2015
Expected: 05/2015 07/2016 Teri Banka
530-994-3401
tbanka@fs.fed.us
Description: Sustain/restore western white pine; implement variable/radial thinning; reduce legacy road & bridge impacts to riparian areas; enhance riparian areas & aspen; reduce fuels and facilitate maturity in plantations. Treat ~700 acres; 5 watershed actions
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41703
Location: UNIT - Sierraville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T20N R13E, Sections 11, 14 and 34 Located in north-central Sierra County, California, south of State Route 49 adjacent to the Yuba Pass Sno-Park and within Lincoln Valley
Tahoe National Forest, Truckee Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Alpine Springs County Water District Ginston Road Water Line and Sewer Line Replacement Project
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/11/2014
Expected: 08/2014 08/2014 Joseph Flannery
530-587-3558
jflannery@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a temporary special use permit for the installation of approximately 476 feet linear feet of 8 inch ductile iron pipe water line and the replacement of approximately 549 linear feet of 6 inch clay sewer line with new 8 inch PVC line sewer line.
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - T15N, R16E, Section 8, NW1/4, NE1/4 In the Alpine Meadows area, along the ski area access road and Ginston Road in Placer County, south of Truckee, CA.
Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Inspection Station - 5 year permit
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
09/2014
Expected: 11/2014 12/2014 Mary Westmoreland
530-587-3558
mwestmoreland@fs.fed.us
Description: Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Inspection Station - 5 year permit
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - Not Applicable Parking lot at Deer Park near Alpine Meadows Ski Area
Donner Summit Fuel Reduction and Demonstration Project Phase II
CE
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/02/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Linda Ferguson
530-587-3558 ext 264
lmferguson@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposes to hand treat fuels and improve stand conditions on 20 acres of National Forest System lands near structures located along Soda Springs Road. Treatments would include hand thinning, pruning, piling and burning.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45013
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - Portion of Section 26, T. 16 N., R. 14 E., MDBM This project is located in the Truckee Ranger District of the Tahoe National Forest along Soda Springs Road in the Serene Lakes ares.
Dry Creek Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Recreation management
- Road management
- Forest products
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/09/2014
Est. Comment Period
01/2015
Expected: 04/2015 06/2015 Kristie Boatner
530-587-3558, ex. 255
kboatner@fs.fed.us
Description: Dry Creek watershed ecological restoration.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41631
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada, Sierra. LEGAL - Not Applicable Area surrounding Tahoe Timber Trails and Russell Valley subdivision northeast of Truckee, CA within the Dry Creek, Stampede Reservoir and Prosser Reservoir watershed
Little Truckee Fish Habitat Improvement Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Comment Period
06/04/2014
Expected: 11/2014 06/2015 Deborah Urich
530-587-3558
durich@fs.fed.us
Description: Implement fish and wildlife habitat improvement features using native materials (trees and boulders) in the Little Truckee River (LTR) between Stampede and Boca Reservoirs. The project would not impede conveyence of the LTR.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38544
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada, Sierra. LEGAL - T19N, R17E, Section 32, Adjacent to the Little Truckee River about 2 miles south of Stampede Reservoir at the Northern boundary of Nevada County
Prosser WUI Thinning Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2014
Expected: 05/2015 08/2015 Linda Ferguson
530-587-3558 ext 264
lmferguson@fs.fed.us
Description: Hand thin, prune, burn, masticate on 138 ac. to to reduce fuel loading near private land. Stand of a dense lodgepole pine with beetle kill throughout. Purpose to prevent further beetle outbreaks, provide better defensible space adjacent to private.
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - Section 35, T18N, R16E, Mount Diablo Base Meridian Truckee Ranger District of the Tahoe National Forest along East Alder Creek Road.
Road 894-2 Construction/Reconstruction and transfer to Nevada County
EA
- Road management On Hold N/A N/A Bob Reugebrink
530-994-3401 x 6631
rreugebrink@fs.fed.us
Description: Jurisdication transfer of FS road 894-2 to Nevada County to provide access to private property in the Hinton area. Road construction/reconstruction as a result of bridge removal at Hirschdale.
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - T18N, R18E, Sec 21, 22 Road 894-2 off the Stampede Dam Road at southern end of Boca Reservoir.
Special Use Authorization Issuance for Expired Outfitter and Guide Permits
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/15/2014
Expected: 10/2014 10/2014 Mary Westmoreland
530-587-3558
mwestmoreland@fs.fed.us
Description: Renewal of expired authorizations - Tahoe Adventure Company, Sierra Club, Alpine Skills International, and Tahoe Trips and Trails.
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada, Placer. LEGAL - Not Applicable Activities would take place on the Truckee Ranger District on NFS lands, roads, and trails.
Tahoe National Forest, Yuba River Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Avalanche Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) On Hold N/A N/A Gary Cline
530-478-6290
gcline@fs.fed.us
Description: Clean-up and piling of avalanche debris and brush; pile disposal; and reforestation on approximately 25 acres
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. Along Rattlesnake Road in the Cisco Grove area
Bloody Run Sub-Watershed Forest Health Improvement Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/07/2014
Est. Comment Period
12/2014
Expected: 12/2014 06/2015 Terri Walsh
530-288-3231
tlwalsh@fs.fed.us
Description: Project proposes vegetation management on approx. 851 acres to improve forest health, reduce wildfire risk, and improve wildlife habitat using commericial thinning in approx. 55-year-old natural conifer stands (181 acres) and plantations (670 acres)
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40396
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - Township18 North, Range 10 East, sections 21, 22, 23, 26, and 28 Project area located generally northeast of Nevada City and east of Malakoff Diggins State Park
Bomben Waterline SUP
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/07/2013
Expected: 09/2015 10/2015 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us
Description: issue SUP for water transmission line
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - T17N,R11E, Sec 9&10 Near Washington, CA
Cal-Ida Trail Connection EA
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2015
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 Paul Hart
530-226-2337
pdhart@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct new trail links to reduce accident risk by OHVs, etc. Will provide additional miles of single track trails to enhance current use of area.
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T19,20,21N; R9,10E; Multiple Secs North of Hwy 49 off Cal-Ida Rd and parallel to Forest Road 25
Camp Robert L. Cole Boy Scout Camp SUP Reissuance
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2015
Expected: 06/2015 07/2015 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue 20 Year SUP for Camp
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - T17N,R13E, Sec 10 Near Sterling Lake
Coleman Thinning Project
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/15/2014
Est. Comment Period
04/2015
Expected: 04/2015 07/2015 Gary Cline
530-478-6290
gcline@fs.fed.us
Description: Vegetation treatments are proposed on approx. 750 acres to improve forest health, reduce wildfire risk, and improve wildlife habitat in natural conifer stands and existing plantations.
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. South Yuba Watershed in the vicinity of Coleman Springs
EIF Haypress Powerline Special Use 20 Year Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/16/2013
Expected: 04/2015 06/2015 Carlos Gonzales
530-478-6263
carlosgonzales@fs.fed.us
Description: Renewal for 20 years, a permit for operation and maintenance of powerline (33,105 ft long).
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada, Sierra. LEGAL - Sec. 26, T. 20 N., R. 12 E., Sec. 5, T. 18 N., R. 12 E., Sec. 34, 26,23,12,14,1,T. 19 N., R. 12 E., Begins in the vecinity of Wild Plum Campground and ends near Bowman lake.
Eagle Bird Mine Claim Group Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
07/02/2014
Est. Comment Period
02/2015
Expected: 04/2015 06/2015 David Brown
530 478-6253
djbrown@fs.fed.us
Description: Approval of Plan of Operations for surface development and underground mining of mining claims in and around the Eagle Bird Mine.
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T19N,R11E, Secs 4 & 9. Approximately 10 miles east-northeast of Alleghany, CA, on Quartz Point Ridge.
Haypress Hydoelectric SUP Reissuance
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/15/2013
Expected: 04/2015 05/2015 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue for a 20 year period, a special use permit to continue operations and maintenance of the Haypress Hydroelectrict project and powerlines.
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T20N,R12E, Secs. 25,26,35,36. T20N,R13E, Sec. 30. T19N,R12E, Secs. 12,14,23,26,34. T18N,R12E, Sec. 5. Haypress and Milton Creeks, east of Wild Plum Campground, near Sierra City, CA.
Hershberger Waterline SUP
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/07/2013
Expected: 09/2015 10/2015 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue SUP for waterline
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - T17N,R09E,Sec 35 Just east of Nevada City, near Harmony Ridge
Indian Valley Outpost SUP Reissue
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2015
Expected: 02/2015 03/2015 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue a SUP to new owner of an existing store
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T19N, R9E, Sec. 17 Indian Valley, Ca. on Hwy 49
Jason White Kenton Lodge Waterline SUP Reissuance
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue an existing waterline for the Kenton Lodge
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. Alleghany, California
Kral Orchard SUP
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/07/2013
Expected: 09/2015 10/2015 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a SUP for an orchard near Goodyears Bar, CA
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T20N, R10E, Sec 33 Near Goodyears Bar, CA
Madrone Wetland Coop Mitigation Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2014
Expected: 04/2015 06/2015 Marilyn Tierney
530-288-3231
mtierney@fs.fed.us
Description: Expand boundary of existing wetland. Grading, planting, repairing drainage of pond.
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - T17N,R9E, Sec 23 10 miles NE of Nevada City just north of Hwy 20.
Martin Waterline SUP
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/07/2013
Expected: 09/2015 10/2015 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue SUP for waterline
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - T17N,R10E,Sec27 Near Washington, CA
Mexican Mine Trail EA
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2015
Expected: 09/2015 06/2016 Paul Hart
530-288-3231
pdhart@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct new trail from Forest City area to the Downie River Trail near Goodyears Bar, Ca.
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T19,20N, R10E, mlti- sections North of Forest City, CA
Nord Private Rd SUP
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/07/2013
Expected: 09/2015 10/2015 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue SUP for road
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - T17N,R13E, Sec 16 Near Cisco Grove, CA
North Yuba River Visual Corridor Project
EA
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Joe Chavez
530-478-6253
joetchavez@fs.fed.us
Description: Forest Service proposes to prohibit dispersed camping and campfires outside of developed campgrounds in the North Yuba Restricted Use Area and to provide campsites with associated roads and camping criteria for authorized uses.
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. State Highway 49 Scenic Corridor, Haypress Creek, Mountain House Rd., and Gold Lakes Basin
Renew Pacific Bell's expired phone line easements and special-use permits - CE
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/01/2001
Expected: 09/2015 10/2015 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us
Description: Consider and analyze the effects of renewing phone line permits, including removing abandoned poles and cables and possible burying and/or co-locating phone lines with power lines in selected locations.
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada, Placer. Yuba River and Truckee Districts: including areas near Truckee, Bowman Road, I-80, Bullards Bar and the Highway 49 corridor.
Rock Creek Drainage Trail Re-routes
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2015
Expected: 06/2015 07/2015 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-route trails to provide enhanced experience for user groups and reduce erosion in Rock Creek Drainage.
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - T17N,R9E,SECS 25,26,35,36 Near Washington Conservation Camp,Hwy 20, East of Nevada City
Roger's Private Road SUP
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2014
Expected: 11/2015 12/2015 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue Road SUP
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - T17N,R13E, Sec 13 Near Cisco Grove, CA
Sacramento Boy Scouts Organization Camp SUP Reissuance
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/02/2012
Expected: 06/2015 07/2015 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissuance a Special Use Permit for an existing Boy Scout Organization Camp
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. Approximately 6 miles from Sierra City, California on Packer Lake Road
Salmon Creek Hydroelectric SUP
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/15/2013
Expected: 02/2015 03/2015 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue FERC-exempt Hydroelectric SUP
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T20N,R12E, Secs 3 & 10 Near Bassetts, CA
Sand Pond Boardwalk Replacement CE
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2015
Expected: 04/2015 06/2015 Paul Hart
530-288-3231
pdhart@fs.fed.us
Description: Replace/repair existing boardwalk at Sand Pond.
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T20N,R12E, Sec.10 Sand Pond, near Lower Sardine Lake off Hwy 49 and Gold Lake Hwy
Sardine Lake Lodge SUP Reissuance
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2015
Expected: 02/2015 03/2015 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue 20 year SUP for Lodge
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T20N,R12E, Secs 9&10 Lakes Basin Area, Sardine Lake Road
Short Term Lands/Recreation SUPs (Various)
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2015
Expected: 11/2015 12/2015 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuing of short duration permits, rec events, and maintenance to rec residences
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada, Placer, Sierra, Yuba. LEGAL - Not Applicable Various locations throughout the ranger district
US Air Force Training Area SUP
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/07/2013
Expected: 10/2015 11/2015 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue SUP for military training area
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - T17N,R08E, Secs. 23,24,25,26,35,36 Area East of Nevada City, CA
Western Nevada County Community Defense Project - Deer Creek
EA
- Fuels management In Progress
Comment Period
03/05/2014
Expected: 12/2015 07/2016 Donn Thane
530-478-6270
dthane@fs.fed.us
Description: Fuels Reduction thru various methods to enhance public and firefighter safety in and around the Deer Creek area of western Nevada County
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43595
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - T16N,R10E,secs 4-9,17,18,20; T17NR9E,secs 23-26,35-36; T17N,R10E, Secs 19,22,23,25-28,32; MDM. East and North of the communities of Grass Valley, Nevada City, and Cascade Shores, focusing primarily on the areas north and east of Scott's Flat Reservoir.
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