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 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
2017 Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) Update
EA
- Recreation management
- Road management
- Land ownership management
In Progress
Comment Period
06/17/2016
Expected: 09/2016 10/2016 Karen Walden
530-367-2224
kwalden@fs.fed.us
Description: The project includes the following changes to the MVUM: Remove fixed season of use restrictions on apprx. 73 miles of roads and 45 miles of trails, close apprx. 8 miles of dead end and disconnected road segments.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48411
Location: UNIT - Tahoe National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sierra, Yuba. LEGAL - Not Applicable Various locations throughout Tahoe National Forest.
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
10/2016
Expected: 10/2017 10/2017 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
Tahoe National Forest Re-Authorization of Expired Special Use Permits
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management
- Road management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2016
Expected: 09/2016 10/2016 Timothy Cardoza
530-478-6210
tcardoza@fs.fed.us
Description: The Tahoe National Forest is working to replace expired Special Use Permits with new permits for a variety of existing land uses Forest-wide.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50018
Location: UNIT - Tahoe National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada, Placer, Sierra, Yuba. LEGAL - Not Applicable Various locations Forest-wide.
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 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
Westzone Invasive Plant Treatment
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
05/23/2016
Expected: 08/2016 08/2016 Carol Purchase
530-478-6239
cpurchase@fs.fed.us
Description: Remove invasive plants by hand, with hand tools and/or power tools. The project may include existing infestations and future infestations as they are identified.
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District, American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada, Placer, Sierra, Yuba. LEGAL - Not Applicable Multiple sites on the American River and Yuba River Ranger Districts.
Tahoe National Forest, American River Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Aquatic Organism Passage
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2016
Expected: 09/2016 01/2018 Dan Teater
530-367-2224
dteater@fs.fed.us
Description: Remove existing culverts and replace with larger structures to improve access, movement, and use by aquatic organisms, particularly fish in North Shirttail Creek, Peavine Creek, Manila Creek,Antoine Creek, and Black Canyon.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - Not Applicable unknown at this time
Bat Adits
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Minerals and Geology
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/07/2016
Expected: 08/2016 08/2016 Kay Edens
530-478-6254 x229
kedens@fs.fed.us
Description: Close adits by installing 4 bat-friendly gates and 2 bat-friendly culverts and close 1 shaft with foam for safety.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - Not Applicable Five sites mainly on the western half of American River Ranger District.
Big Sugar
EA
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2017
Expected: 12/2018 10/2019 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.
Biggie Vegetation Management and Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period
12/29/2015
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 Karen Walden
530/478-6254 ext 246
kwalden@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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37683
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 Rick Weaver
530-478-6241
rweaver@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
Bunker Shaft
CE
- Minerals and Geology Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2016
Expected: 07/2016 07/2016 Kay Edens
530-478-6254 x229
kedens@fs.fed.us
Description: Mitigate danger posed by abandoned mine shaft by permanently closing the shaft.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - Not Applicable Off of 3001-8 Trail. T14N, R11E, and SE corner of section 20.
Cuckoo Vegetation Management and Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Road management
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
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.
Hoffman Mine
EA
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A Rick Weaver
530-478-6241
rweaver@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
Mine Shack
CE
- Minerals and Geology Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2016
Expected: 08/2016 08/2016 Kay Edens
530-478-6254 x229
kedens@fs.fed.us
Description: Abandoned Mine Lands clean-up project. Remove structure and take to the dump.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - Not Applicable Off of National Forest System Road 33-7, Peavine area.
Mosquito Grazing Allotment
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period
03/25/2016
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42430
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: 08/2016 08/2016 Mo Tebbe
530-367-2224
mtebbe@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
- Special use management
- Research
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/08/2015
Expected: 08/2016 08/2016 Mo Tebbe
530-367-2224
mtebbe@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
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/05/2016
Expected: 08/2016 10/2016 Matthew Brownlee
530-478-6254
mmbrownlee@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.
Sugar Pine Project Water Right Permit 15375 Extension and Radial Gates Installation.
EIS
- Special use management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register
08/2016
Expected: 08/2017 10/2017 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.
Sunny South Insect Treatment Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/04/2016
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 Karen Walden
530 367 2224
kwalden@fs.fed.us
Description: Vegetation treatments to reduce the extent and risk of insect infestations, as well as to reduce the negative effects of those infestations on forest health and resilience, are proposed on 3,000 acres of National Forest System (NFS) lands
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48304
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - Not Applicable Locations across the American River RD currently in review, focusing on areas of tree mortality within the wildland urban interface.
Tahoe National Forest California Red-legged Frog Habitat Expansion Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2016
Expected: 10/2016 10/2016 Dan Teater
530-367-2224
dteater@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct five 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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2016
Expected: 09/2016 10/2016 Chris Pennington
530-367-2224 ext 263
cpennington@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.
Walking Bridge Replacement French Meadows CG
CE
- Facility management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2016
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 Eli Rosenstein
715-634-4821
elirosenstein@fs.fed.us
Description: Bridges going over a small drainage are in need of replacement for public safety. Will add a cement footing on each side.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - Not Applicable French Meadows Campground
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
- Facility management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/21/2016
Est. Comment Period
08/2016
Expected: 11/2016 05/2017 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.
Ox Project
EA
- Road management
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
Comment Period
03/17/2016
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 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
Randolph WUI Fuels Reduction Project
CE
- Fuels management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2016
Expected: 08/2016 05/2017 Ruby Burks
530-994-3401
rubyburks@fs.fed.us
Description: Treat appox 310 ac w/in Randolph WUI near Sierraville. Apply mechanical and hand thinning w/ approx. 15" dbh limit and prescribed fire to reduce fire hazard and increase fire suppression effectiveness.
Location: UNIT - Sierraville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T20N R14E s23,25,26; T20N R15E s30 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
Sattley-Calpine Wildland Urban Interface Project
CE
- Fuels management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/21/2016
Expected: 09/2016 05/2017 Ruby Burks
530-994-3401
rubyburks@fs.fed.us
Description: Mechanical and hand treatment w/ 12 inch dbh limit on approx. 467 ac. in WUI and follow-up prescribed burns for timber stand improvement to reduce fire hazard, increase fire suppression effectiveness, and improve stand vigor and structure.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46577
Location: UNIT - Sierraville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - Township 21 north, Range 14 east sections 29, 30, 32 Along and mostly west of CA SR-89, north of CA SR 49, and east of the Forest Road 52. Lies between the communities of Sattley and Calpine, entirely within the Sattley-Calpine WUI.
Tahoe National Forest, Truckee Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Big Jack East Forest Restoration Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Scoping Start
05/27/2016
Expected: 04/2017 06/2017 Michael Cartmill
530-587-3558 x227
mdcartmill@fs.fed.us
Description: Treat approx 1169 ac with prescriptions to increase stand resiliency to existing and encroaching insect and disease. Approx 690 adjacent ac treated to enhance site-specific wildlife habitat and improve WUI defensibility. Most project area underburned
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.
Onion Creek Fuelbreak Project
CE
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2016
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 Linda Ferguson
530-587-3558 ext 264
lmferguson@fs.fed.us
Description: Thinning and sanitation treatment to establish roadside fuelbreak along ~2.5 miles of road on ~155 acres. Project designed to establish WUI near private land at The Cedars and Serene Lakes.
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - T16N R14E section 2 Mt. Diablo The project is along the Soda Springs Road (Placer County Road 6001) about 4 miles to the south of Serene Lakes.
Prosser WUI Thinning Project
CE
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/11/2015
Expected: 06/2016 06/2016 Samuel Donahue
530-587-3244
sdonahue02@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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45345
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.
Squaw Valley to Alpine Meadows Base to Base Gondola
EIS
- Recreation management
- Special use management
Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register
04/2016
Expected: 08/2017 09/2017 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.
USGS Truckee River Stream Monitoring Gage House Station
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2016
Expected: 05/2016 05/2016 Frederick Braun
530-587-3558 ext. 224
fgbraun@fs.fed.us
Description: The USGS proposes to install a tree mounted or free standing stream monitoring gage house approx. 3ft tall x 3ft. wide x 2ft. deep approx 200-300ft from Truckee River. A buried orifice line will run from the gage house and be secured to the riverbed.
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - Township 17N Range 17E Section 5 Approx. 200-300 ft. on the north bank of the Truckee River approx. 0.5 mile east of the Glenshire Bridge northeast of the town of Truckee.
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
07/2016
Expected: 08/2016 08/2016 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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2016
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 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: 08/2016 09/2016 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
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/04/2016
Est. Comment Period
08/2016
Expected: 09/2016 10/2016 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
California Air Resources Board SUP
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2016
Expected: 09/2016 10/2016 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us
Description: SUP for Air monitoring equipment at White Cloud Admin Site
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - T17N,R7E, Sec 10 At White Cloud Admin Site
Canyon Creek Allotment - Upper Loney Meadow Fence Reconstruction
CE
- Grazing management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2016
Expected: 08/2016 08/2016 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
Donner Summit PUD SUP
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2016
Expected: 07/2016 07/2016 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us
Description: Drilling and testing a well near Big Bend Workstation
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - T17N, R13E, Sec 28, MDM Near Big Bend Workstation
Downs Water Transmission line
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2016
Expected: 09/2016 10/2016 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue SUP for existing buried water line to new owner
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T18N,R9E, Sec 8 Near, Pike, Ca.
EIF Haypress Powerline Special Use 20 Year Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/16/2013
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 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.
Haypress Hydoelectric SUP Reissuance
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/15/2013
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 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: 09/2016 10/2016 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
Lowell Fire Restoration Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/07/2016
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 Eric Burke
530-288-3231 ex. 242
ebburke@fs.fed.us
Description: Recover economic value of fire-damaged trees (less than 250 acres), site prep, plant native conifers, and build less than 1/2 mile temp roads.
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - T16N, R10E, Sec 28 Within Lowell Fire footprint, NW of Dutch Flat
Marshall Road SUP
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2016
Expected: 09/2016 10/2016 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us
Description: Road maintenance and gate installation on FS road 29-9
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - T17N,R10E, Secs 22 & 16 Near the town of Washington
Martin Waterline SUP
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/07/2013
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 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
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/09/2015
Est. Comment Period
07/2016
Expected: 09/2016 10/2016 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45974
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T19,20N, R10E, mlti- sections North of Forest City, CA
Miller Road SUP
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2016
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 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
Moody Road SUP
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/18/2016
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue sup to new owner for existing road.
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - T17N,R10E, SEC 27 In Burlington area
Nord Private Rd SUP
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/07/2013
Expected: 09/2016 10/2016 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
PG&E - Big Tunnel Spillway SUP
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2016
Expected: 09/2016 10/2016 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
07/2016
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 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
07/2016
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 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
Pendola Post_Fire Restoration - Garden Valley
CE
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2016
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 Wesley Guthrie
530-478-6253
wguthrie@fs.fed.us
Description: Mastication, hand cut/hand piling, hardwood enhancement, Rx underburn, wildlife cover piles, nest boxes, turtle platforms
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra, Yuba. LEGAL - T19N,R7E, various secs; T19N,R8E, various secs; T18N,R7E, Various secs; T18N,R8E, various secs. West and northwest of Camptonville, near Bullards Bar Reservoir
Roger's Private Road SUP
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2016
Expected: 09/2016 10/2016 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
SYRCL Monitoring Station
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2016
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us
Description: Installation of water monitoring stations (2)
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - T17N,R11E, Secs 7 & 20 Near the town of Washington
Salmon Creek Hydroelectric SUP
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/15/2013
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 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
07/2016
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 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
07/2016
Expected: 09/2016 10/2016 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
Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship SUP
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2016
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 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 City Fuels Treatment Project
CE
- Fuels management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2016
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 Mark Longshore
530-288-3231
mlongshore@fs.fed.us
Description: Reduce surface and ladder fuels on federal lands adjacent to Sierra City Ca, through cut/pile/burn or mechanically chip.
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T20N, R12E, Secs. 26,27,29,32 In and around the community of Sierra City, Ca.
Soper Wheeler - Oak Valley Temp Road SUP
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2016
Expected: 09/2016 10/2016 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us
Description: Temp Access Road to private land for timber removal
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Yuba. LEGAL - T19N, R8E, Sec 23 & 26 MDM Near Camptonville, CA
Soper Wheeler Landing & Road SUP
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2016
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue SUP for road use and landing permit
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Yuba. LEGAL - T19N,R8E, Secs. 23 & 24 Near Pendola Ranch, west of Camptonville
Tschoop Water System SUP
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2016
Expected: 08/2016 08/2016 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: 08/2016 09/2016 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
Van Horne Road SUP
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2016
Expected: 08/2016 08/2016 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue road use permit for FS Road 180-15
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T18N,R10E, Sec 6 Near Plum Valley
Wayman Dam SUP
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2016
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 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
Western Nevada County Community Defense Project - Deer Creek
EA
- Fuels management In Progress
Comment Period
03/05/2014
Expected: 08/2016 10/2016 Eric Burke
530-288-3231 ex. 242
ebburke@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.
Yuba Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Recreation management
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/14/2016
Est. Comment Period
07/2016
Expected: 11/2016 07/2017 Terri Walsh
530-288-3231
tlwalsh@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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