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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- 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


R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Beckwourth Peak Recreation Project
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2017
Expected: 03/2018 05/2018 Francisco Castillo
530-836-7123
franciscojcastillo@fs.fed.us
Description: Objectives are to provide access to Beckwourth Peak area and to provide alternative recreation activities to relieve congestion in heavily-used areas. Propose construction of approximately 20 miles of non-motorized trails around Beckwourth Peak.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52465
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District, Sierraville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Township 22 North, Range 13 East, Sections 13, 14, and 22-24; Township 22 North, Range 14 East, Sections 5-9, 17, and 18; and Township 23 North, Range 14 East, Section 31, MDBM. The project area is located immediately south and east of Portola in Plumas County, California.
Big Blue Adventures Recreation Event- Tahoe Trail 100 Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A 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
- Recreation management In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
02/23/2015
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
11/2017
Expected: 01/2019 02/2019 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
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45914
Location: UNIT - Tahoe National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sierra, Yuba. LEGAL - Not Applicable Tahoe National Forest
University of Nevada/Reno Seismic Monitoring Equipment and fire camera Special Use Permit
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/22/2016
Expected: 04/2018 05/2018 Timothy Cardoza
530-478-6210
tcardoza@fs.fed.us
Description: Renewal of special use authorization for seismic monitoring equipment and fire cameras at various locations on NFS lands.
Location: UNIT - Tahoe National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada, Placer, Sierra. LEGAL - Not Applicable Kyburz Flat, Babbitt Peak, Loyalton, Martis Peak, Verdi Peak, Donner, Sierra Buttes, Berry Creek, Independence Lake, Tinkers Knob
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
ACCEPTANCE OF PG&E DONATED LAND AND AMENDMENT OF LRMP
CE
- Land acquisition
- Land management planning
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2017
Expected: 11/2017 12/2017 Fran Herbst
530-478-6852
fherbst@fs.fed.us
Description: Accept, from PG&E, donation of 2 parcels of land near White Rock Lake and encompassing 6 Mile Meadow totaling approximately 540 acres. Amend LRMP to recognize the lands are being donated to provide permanent protection of the natural resources.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District, Sierraville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada, Placer, Sierra. LEGAL - Portion of SE 1/4 Section 15, T.18N., R.14E and most of NW 1/4 Section 26 and the E 1/2 of Section 27 T.17N., R12E., MDBM Near White Rock Lake and near Lake Valley reservoir
Eagle Ridge Snowmobiles, Inc. Special Use Permit Re-Authorization
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/07/2017
Expected: 11/2017 11/2017 Jeff Wiley
530-994-3401 x6667
jwiley@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-authorize permit for snowmobile tours on TNF using groomed snowmobile trail system (160 mi), designated snowplay areas. Base facilities at Little Truckee Summit designated parking area
Location: UNIT - Sierraville Ranger District, Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada, Sierra. LEGAL - Not Applicable Trail system sections in T18N R13E; T18N R14E; T18N R16E; T19N R13E; T19N R14E; T19N
PG&E Electric Distribution System, Master Special Use Authorization Renewals
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A 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
Tahoe National Forest, American River Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Big Sugar
EA
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2017
Expected: 07/2019 08/2019 Matthew Brownlee
530-478-6254
mmbrownlee@fs.fed.us
Description: Off-highway vehicle reroutes include Robinson Flat to China Wall.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - Not Applicable Robinson Flat, China Wall and area east of Sugar Pine Reservoir.
Circle Sawtooth
CE
- Road management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2017
Expected: 12/2017 02/2018 Karen Walden
530/478-6254
kwalden@fs.fed.us
Description: Decommission two unauthorized roads. Block and allow for trail access.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - Not Applicable Short route by Circle Bridge behind existing gate. Route off Sawtooth Ridge going towards N. Fork American River.
Cuckoo Vegetation Management and Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Fuels management
On Hold N/A N/A Kelly Pavlica
530-398-5730
kpavlica@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.
French Meadows
EA
- Fuels management
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Road management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/28/2017
Est. Comment Period
03/2018
Expected: 09/2018 11/2018 Karen Walden
530/478-6254
kwalden@fs.fed.us
Description: Improve forest health, watershed health, and wildlife habitat, to reduce the risk of uncharacteristic, high-severity wildfire, and allow the reintroduction of low- and moderate-severity wildland fire.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51549
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project surrounds French Meadows reservoir and is bounded by Red Star Ridge to the northwest and Mildred Ridge to the east. Approximately 20 miles northeast of Foresthill, CA.
Marker Ball
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/21/2017
Expected: 10/2017 02/2018 Hannah Stone
530-478-6254
hannahstone@fs.fed.us
Description: PG&E proposes to install aviation marker balls for a span of the Weimar #1 60kV transmission line over the North fork of the Middle Fork American River to warn aircraft of transmission lines.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - Not Applicable The span is located at the confluence of the Middle Fork American River and the North Fork of Middle Fork American River in Placer County.
PCWA Oxbow Tree Removal
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2017
Expected: 11/2017 11/2017 Karen Walden
530/478-6254
kwalden@fs.fed.us
Description: Cut 35 green trees, mainly knobcone pines, to provide for passage of a signal from the microwave communications link. Dispose of slash and tree trunks.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - Not Applicable Two locations off Forest Road 23 and 23-002 near Ralston Afterbay/Oxbow Reservoir.
Re-Issue SUP for Driveway Off Big Dipper Road
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/01/2014
Expected: 01/2018 02/2018 Hannah Stone
530-478-6254
hannahstone@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 Ed Moore
530-367-2224
emoore@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
- Research
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/08/2015
Expected: 01/2018 02/2018 Hannah Stone
530-478-6254
hannahstone@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 Project Water Right Permit 15375 Extension and Radial Gates Installation.
EIS
- Special use management
- Recreation management
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
09/02/2016
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
09/2017
Expected: 06/2018 08/2018 Timothy Cardoza
530-478-6210
tcardoza@fs.fed.us
Description: Amend Foresthill PUD's Special Use Permit for Sugar Pine Reservoir for installation of radial gates to increase water storage capacity (EIS). This will be a joint analysis with the state project to extend the PUD's water right permit (EIR).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47780
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - Sections 13 and 24, T15N, R10E, and Sections 18 and 19, T15N, R11E, Mt. Diablo Meridian. Sugar Pine Reservoir, American River Ranger District.
Tahoe National Forest California Red-legged Frog Habitat Expansion Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
06/16/2017
Expected: 11/2017 11/2017 Dan Teater
530-367-2224
dteater@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct up to 18 ponds on NFS lands for California red-legged frog habitat.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - T14N, R11E, Sections 22 and 27 5 miles northeast of the town of Foresthill near Michigan Bluff
Trailer Park Bug Kill
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
Analysis Completed Expected: 10/2017
Actual: 10/11/2017
11/2017 Brian Crawford
530-478-6254
bbcrawford@fs.fed.us
Description: Thinning to improve resilience to bark beetle infestation; salvage bug-killed trees. Remove, masticate or burn woody fuels.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - Not Applicable USFS trailer park located at 25301 Foresthill Road, Foresthill.
Vertical Bridge
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2017
Expected: 10/2017 10/2017 Hannah Stone
530-478-6254
hannahstone@fs.fed.us
Description: Vertical Bridge Towers recently entered into a purchase agreement to acquire an existing communications tower. Authorizing expired lease and new communication lease agreement for communication sites and upgrading antennae.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - Not Applicable Cisco Buttes area of American River Ranger District.
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 On Hold N/A N/A 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.
Little Truckee Summit Parking Area Improvement Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Facility management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/21/2016
Est. Comment Period
10/2017
Expected: 01/2018 06/2018 Jeff Wiley
530-994-3401 x6667
jwiley@fs.fed.us
Description: Since construction in 1984, use of Little Truckee Summit parking area has grown. Need to double capacity by adding 40 vehicle with trailer spaces, 200' access road and restroom facility to improve user safety and meet current recreational use.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46058
Location: UNIT - Sierraville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - 19N 15E Sections 11 and 14 Little Truckee Summit located off of Highway 89 approximately 8 miles south of Sierraville.
Randolph Wildland Urban Intermix Project
CE
- Fuels management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/10/2017
Expected: 10/2017 05/2018 Ruby Burks
530-994-3401
rubyburks@fs.fed.us
Description: Treat appx 206 ac in Randolph WUI. Apply prescribed fire, mastication, grapple piling, mechanical and hand thinning generally with 12" dbh limit to reduce fire hazard, increase fire suppression effectiveness, and improve stand structure and vigor.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46578
Location: UNIT - Sierraville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - Township 20 North, Range 14 East sections 23, 25, 26. South of the town of Sierraville, generally south of Randolph Hill, west of Old Truckee Road and north of Forest Road 15, and east of Dark Canyon. The entire project area is within the Sierraville WUI
Tahoe National Forest, Truckee Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Big Chief Trail Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/08/2017
Expected: 12/2017 05/2018 John Groom
530-587-3558
jgroom@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct non-motorized trail from existing Sawtooth Loop Trail to Watson Lake Trail/Tahoe Rim Trail as non-motorized multiple use trail, designed and managed for mountain bike use. The trail length on NFS land aprox 5.75 mi.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52801
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - Sections 4 and 9 of Township 17. N and Sections 10, 15, 14, 13 of Township 16N, both in Range 16. E. Mount Diablo Baseline and Meridian in the Truckee and Tahoe City, USGS topos the existing Sawtooth Loop Trail and the existing Watson Lake Trail / Tahoe Rim Trail.
Big Jack East Project
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/18/2017
Est. Comment Period
11/2017
Expected: 04/2018 06/2018 Michael Cartmill
530-587-3558 x227
mdcartmill@fs.fed.us
Description: Treat approx 2059 ac in WUI Defense and Threat zones to improve defensibility, resiliency and meet WUI standards. In threat zone include heterogeneity treatments. Pile burning, underburning as possible throughout.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49215
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - Township 17N Range 16E Sections 21, 22, 27, 28, 33, 34. Township 16N Range 16E Sections 4, 9, 10, 14, 15. Immediately south of town of Truckee, east of State Route 89. Surrounded by neighborhoods including including Sierra Meadows, Ponderosa Palisades, and Martis Camp and Northstar Ski Resort.
Coldstream Adventures snowmobile operations SUP
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/14/2017
Expected: 10/2017 11/2017 Mary Westmoreland
530-587-3558
mwestmoreland@fs.fed.us
Description: Outfitting and Guide SUP authorizing passing through NFS and co-op roads to access private routes. Includes route grooming, 40ft snowmobile storage container and small office trailer on assigned site in easement of Forest Road 01.
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - Sections 28, 29 20, 32, T 17N R 16E, MDM In Placer County near SR89, at Intersection of the 90 50 County Road and cost-share road 01. Within Management Area 070 Pole Creek.
Squaw Valley Public Services District - Truckee River Siphon Replacement Project
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/14/2017
Expected: 11/2017 05/2018 Joseph Flannery
530-587-3558
jflannery@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorize Squaw Valley Public Service District to replace existing Truckee River siphon w/ 2 HDPE parallel pipelines over approx 350-ft. Actions include HD Drilling below river bottom with staging areas and removal of apprx 6 trees.
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - NE quarter Section 27, T 16N, R 16E MDBM. Siphon begins approx 0.5 mile north Squaw Valley Road, on west side of SR89 and extends across the highway and under the Truckee River, terminating at TRI Manhole 43 on the east side of SR89.
Squaw Valley to Alpine Meadows Base to Base Gondola
EIS
- Special use management
- Recreation management
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
04/29/2016
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
05/2018
Expected: 05/2019 07/2019 Joseph Flannery
530-587-3558
jflannery@fs.fed.us
Description: This project would connect Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows Resorts with a gondola. Information for this project is available at the project website: http://squawalpinegondola-eis.com
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48417
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - Section 8 T15N R16E Mt. Diablo Base Meridian Gondola aerial ropeway would span south from Squaw Valley Ski Area to TNF at Alpine Meadows Ski Area, with 3500 ft over TNF and base terminal and one midstation located on TNF.
Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/14/2017
Expected: 10/2017 11/2017 Joseph Flannery
530-587-3558
jflannery@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue SUP TKD662401A for daily grooming & use of a 18ft wide ski corridor and placement of a temporary 12 x 12ft weather shelter on snow skids to Tahoe Donner Association. Include 2 improvements to remove obstructions and widen trail in 2 locations
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - W half Section 2, T.17N., R15E and SW quarter Section 30, T. 18N., R 16E MDBM. on the Truckee Ranger District in the general vicinity of Tahoe Donner
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue (TNSAR) 5-year Special Use Permit Renewal
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/26/2017
Expected: 11/2017 02/2018 Joseph Canas
(530) 587-3558
jcanas@fs.fed.us
Description: The existing Special Use Permit TRU197 for The Great Ski Race was issued to Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue (TNSAR). The 5-year permit would reauthorize TNSAR's use of NFS lands for a one-day ski race using NFS routes and existing staging areas.
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - Not Applicable The race starts at the Tahoe Cross Country Ski Center passing through Starratt Pass, continuing on Forest Rd. 06 (Sawtooth) and ending at the Cottonwood Restaurant in Truckee.
Tahoe-Truckee Sanitation Agency Interceptor Improvement Project
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/25/2016
Expected: 02/2017 05/2017 Karie Wiltshire
530-994-3401 x6680
kwiltshire@fs.fed.us
Description: Replacement of 24-inch sewer line with 36-inch sewer line on existing Truckee River Interceptor alignment. Objective to increase line capacity to avoid system overload.
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - USGS 7.5' Quad: Truckee, California (1992), T17N R16E Section 28 Mount Diablo Meridian. xxxUSGS 7.5' Quad: Truckee, California (1992), T17N R16E Section 28 Mount Diablo Meridian.
USGS Streamflow Monitoring Gage Permit Renewal
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Research
- Special use management
Analysis Completed Expected: 10/2017
Actual: 10/30/2017
10/2017 Joseph Flannery
530-587-3558
jflannery@fs.fed.us
Description: To reauthorize the existing stream gage at Boca Bridge under SUP TKD001303 and to authorize a new stream gage at Parazzo Canyon under the same authorization.
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada, Sierra. LEGAL - Boca Bridge: SE quarter NE quarter sec.28, T.18 N., R.17 E MDBM Perazzo Canyon: SW quarter NE quarter sec. 3, T. 18 N., R 14 E. MDBM Boca Bridge Gage: For the existing gage, the permit area is located on the Truckee Ranger District in the general vicinity of the old Boca Bridge, 0.4 mi downstream from the mouth of the Little Trucke
Tahoe National Forest, Yuba River Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Amendment to Forest City Dance Hall SUP
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2017
Expected: 12/2017 01/2018 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us
Description: Adding a Stampmill to the Dance Hall lot in Forest City for Interpretation purposes.
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T19N, R10E, Sec 28 In Forest City, CA
Black Jack Fen Hydrologic Rehabilitation Project
CE
- Special area management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2017
Expected: 11/2017 12/2017 Luke Rutten
530-478-6249
lrutten@fs.fed.us
Description: Restore/repair hydrologic function by backfilling headcuts, removing conifers, and/or altering surface flow with fallen trees.
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T19N,R11E, Sec. 16 Approximately 6.5 miles NE of Alleghany, CA.
Bomben Waterline SUP
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/07/2013
Expected: 01/2018 02/2018 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
Canyon Creek Allotment - Upper Loney Meadow Fence Reconstruction
CE
- Grazing management On Hold N/A N/A Leigh Sevy
530-478-6227
lsevy@fs.fed.us
Description: Range improvement through fence construction to protect Willow Flycatcher habitat.
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - T18N, R12E, Sections 16 & 17 MDM Upper Loney Meadow
Carvin Creek Water System
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/21/2017
Expected: 12/2017 12/2017 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-issue SUP for water system at Carvin Creek Home Tract
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - Not Applicable T20N,R12E, Sec 1 @ Carvin Creek Hometract
EIF Haypress Powerline Special Use 20 Year Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/16/2013
Expected: 06/2018 07/2018 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@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.
Greenhorn Creek Plan of Operations
CE
- Minerals and Geology Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2017
Expected: 12/2017 01/2018 David Brown
(530) 288 - 3231
djbrown@fs.fed.us
Description: The Greenhorn Creek Ventures Group proposes to test run 24 bulk samples of alluvial material taken from deposits adjacent to the main stem of Greenhorn Creek between Buckeye Crossing and the South Fork of Greenhorn Creek.
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - SW 1/4 of Section 19 in T16N R10E adjacent to the main stem of Greenhorn Creek between Buckeye Crossing and the South Fork of Greenhorn Creek
Haypress Hydoelectric SUP Reissuance
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/15/2013
Expected: 06/2018 08/2018 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: 12/2017 12/2017 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
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. LEGAL - Not Applicable Alleghany, California
Martin Waterline SUP
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/07/2013
Expected: 11/2017 12/2017 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
Miller Road SUP
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2017
Expected: 12/2017 01/2018 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us
Description: Gate installation and road maintenance
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - T17N,R11E, Sec14 Near the town of Washington
PG&E - Big Tunnel Spillway SUP
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2017
Expected: 11/2017 12/2017 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue SUP for spillway
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - Not Applicable Near Chalk Bluff, off of Chalk Bluff Road
PG&E Stream Gauges
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2017
Expected: 12/2017 01/2018 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us
Description: reissue special use permit for existing stream gauges
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - T17N,R12E,Secs 6&20 Near Bowman
Pac Bell Passive Reflectors SUP
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2017
Expected: 06/2018 07/2018 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue new SUP for 4 existing Passive reflectors
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra, Yuba. LEGAL - T19N, R8E, Sec 34; T19N, R10E, sec 26; T20N, R9E, Sec 27; T20N, R10E, Sec 34 Camptonville, Plicene Ridge, Rocky Peak, & Downieville
Roger's Private Road SUP
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2017
Expected: 12/2017 01/2018 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
Rowe Road SUP
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2017
Expected: 12/2017 12/2017 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a special use permit for a road and gate
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - T18N, R10E, Sec 21 Moore's Flat area
Salmon Creek Hydroelectric SUP
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/15/2013
Expected: 06/2018 07/2018 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
Sardine Lake Lodge SUP Reissuance
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2017
Expected: 12/2017 01/2018 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
Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship SUP
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2017
Expected: 12/2017 12/2017 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue SUP for a rec event - Downieville Downhill Race
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T20N,R10E, Sec 35 Near the town of Downieville
Sierra Properties - China Flat Cabin SUP
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/21/2017
Expected: 11/2017 12/2017 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-issuing SUP for 4 cabin rentals.
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - Not Applicable T20N,R11E, Sec 32
Tschoop Water System SUP
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2017
Expected: 11/2017 11/2017 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue SUP for existing water system for Sierra City, CA
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T20N,R12E, Sec 28 Near Sierra City, CA
US Air Force Training Area SUP
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/07/2013
Expected: 11/2017 12/2017 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
Wayman Dam SUP
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2017
Expected: 12/2017 01/2018 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue a special use permit for a small existing dam
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T18N,R9E,Sec8 Near Pike, CA
Yuba Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/14/2016
Est. Comment Period
10/2017
Expected: 12/2017 06/2018 Eric Burke
530-288-3231 ex. 242
ebburke@fs.fed.us
Description: Commercial & precommercial thinning, aspen & meadow restoration, fuels reduction, Rx burning, trails construction
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47786
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T21N, R12&13E; T20N, R112&13E, various sections North and east of Bassetts, in north central Sierra County, north of hwy 49, and east of Gold Lake Highway
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