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, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Tahoe National Forest , American River Ranger District
- Tahoe National Forest , Sierraville Ranger District
- Tahoe National Forest , Tahoe National Forest All Units
- 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 Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 05/2014 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, 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: 08/2014 09/2014 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
Sierra Trek Recreation Event Special Use Permit Reissue
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2012
Expected: 07/2012 08/2012 Jeff Wiley
530-994-3401 x6667
jwiley@fs.fed.us
Description: 5-yr SUP reissue for August weekend OHV event w/ up to ~1600 participants (up to ~2400 attendees). 4 events w/ use of Pierce OHV area, Fordyce OHV Route, FS System roads in Moscove Meadows, Bear Valley OHV Loop Trail. ~7 ac land use permitted
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District, Sierraville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada, Placer, Sierra. Pierce OHV camping area near Meadow Lake, Fordyce OHV Route near I-80 Eagle Lakes exit, FS System roads in Moscove Meadows, Bear Valley OHV Loop Trail, use of Little Truckee Summitt Staging Area.
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)
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/01/2012
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
06/2014
Expected: 01/2015 07/2015 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
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
Pat Embree Mine Exploration at Sage Hill
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress

07/11/2013
Expected: 04/2014 09/2014 Kalie Crews
530-367-2224
kcrews@fs.fed.us
Description: Up to 10 2-inch diameter holes will be drilled within the mining claim near Sage Hill. Exploration will be seasonally limited to protect the flowering and reproduction of threatened and endangered palnt populations on and around the claim.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - T14N, R11E, SE1/4 of Sec. 20 Sage Hill near the town of Michigan Bluff
Reissue SUP to Blue Canyon Properties for Road Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2013
Expected: 07/2014 07/2014 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.
Reissue Special Use Permit for Snowflower Camp
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/02/2013
Expected: 04/2014 04/2014 Kalie Crews
530-367-2224
kcrews@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue expired permit for Snowflower camp water tank and small portion of water distribution lines.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - T17N, R12E, Section 24 Snowflower Camp on the American River Ranger District near Yuba Gap.
Reissue Special Use Permits for Big Reservoir Water System
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/01/2013
Expected: 06/2014 06/2014 Kalie Crews
530-367-2224
kcrews@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue special use permits for Big Reservoir Campground water tanks, distribution lines and septic tank.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - T15N, R11E, Section 16 Big Reservoir Campground on the American River Ranger District.
Reissue Special Use Permits to Charles Jones
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/02/2013
Expected: 05/2014 05/2014 Kalie Crews
530-367-2224
kcrews@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue two special use permits to Charles Jones. One for an existing waterline and the other for a road use permit.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - T16N, R14E, SW 1/4 of Section 6 Near Cascade Lakes and Devils Peak on the American River Ranger District.
Watershed Restoration Near Pagge Creek and the Sugar Pine Staging Area
EA
- Recreation management
- Road management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2014
Expected: 04/2015 04/2015 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
06/2014
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
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2014
Expected: 10/2014 06/2015 Deborah Urich
530-994-3401 ext. 6680
kwiltshire@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 ~300 acres; 5 watershed actions
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
Run-A-Muck Recreation Event Special Use Permit Reissue
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2012
Expected: 06/2012 07/2012 Jeff Wiley
530-994-3401 x6667
jwiley@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue 5-year Special Use Permit to Diablo Four Wheelers Jeep Club to continue using Bear Valley OHV loop and ~3 ac. Bear Valley campground & expanded campsite to host the “Run-A-Muck” OHV 1-weekend event for ~90 participants in July.
Location: UNIT - Sierraville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T19N R16E Sections 29 and 30. Bear Valley OHV Loop and Bear Valley Campground with vehicles staged at the Little Truckee Summit parking lot and at the dispersed camping area off County road 65
Tahoe National Forest , Tahoe National Forest All Units R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
ATT Boreal Ridge
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 05/2014 05/2014 Karie Wiltshire
530-994-3401 x6680
kwiltshire@fs.fed.us
Description: Placement of approx 3950ft(~0.75mi) buried cable within right of way (ROW). Temporary disturbance ~30ft wide . The existing ROW has a direct buried cable (no conduit), with splice vaults located along the route.
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - Section 24, T. 17N.R. 14E. , MDM Boreal Ridge, Nevada County
Big Hope Fire Salvage and Restoration Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/20/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
04/2014
Expected: 10/2014 10/2014 Kalie Crews
530-367-2224
kcrews@fs.fed.us
Description: Post-fire salvage of dead and dying trees, hazard tree falling and/or removal, and reforestation.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42946
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - T15N, R12E; T15N, R13E; T14N, R12E; and T14N, R13E. South of the Foresthill Divide Road, west of the FSR 43, north of Last Chance ridge and east of Deadwood ridge. Within the American Fire area.
Camp Robert L. Cole Boy Scout Camp SUP Reissuance
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2014
Expected: 06/2014 07/2014 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
Cuckoo Vegetation Management and Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
On Hold N/A N/A 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.
EIF Haypress Powerline Special Use 20 Year Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management In Progress

04/16/2013
Expected: 04/2014 06/2014 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.
Green Acres Water System SUP Reissuance
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2013
Expected: 02/2014 03/2014 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue 20 year SUP for water system
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T20N, R12E, Secs 11&12 Near Bassetts, CA, south of HWY 49
Issue Special Use Permit to PCWA for Passive Repeater
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 05/2014 05/2014 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.
Mosquito Grazing Allotment
EA
- Grazing management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2014
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 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.
Prosser Creek Trailhead Project
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 06/2014 08/2014 Joseph Flannery
530-587-3558
jflannery@fs.fed.us
Description: The project would construct an official trailhead parking area & short trail segment to access the Commemorative Overland Emigrant Trail. The current usercreated parking area is unsafe and negatively affects water quality to Prosser Creek.
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - T18N R16E Section 22 Northern Nevada County,California at the eastern ntersection of State Route 89 and County Road 866.
Re-Issue SUP for Driveway Off Big Dipper Road
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 07/2014 07/2014 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
Sardine Lake Lodge SUP Reissuance
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2013
Expected: 02/2014 03/2014 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
10/2013
Expected: 12/2014 01/2015 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
Western Nevada County Community Defense Project - Deer Creek
EA
- Fuels management In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
03/05/2014
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
11/2015
Expected: 12/2015 04/2016 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.
Tahoe National Forest , Truckee Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Inspection Station - 5 year permit
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2014
Expected: 07/2014 08/2014 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
Boca Area Route Restoration Project
CE
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/07/2014
Expected: 05/2014 07/2014 Jeff Wiley
530-994-3401 x6667
jwiley@fs.fed.us
Description: Obliterate/restore approx 10 mi. of non-system unauthorized routes in the Boca Reservoir and Dry Creek areas. Block with boulders or arrier, break up compaction. Provide drainage, place debris in road, seed, mulch, recontour as needed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42912
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada, Sierra. LEGAL - Sections 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29 of Township 28 north and Range 17 East. Around the Boca Reservoir Approximately 5 miles northeast of Truckee in the Truckee Ranger District.
Dry Creek Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Road management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 09/2014 06/2015 Kristie Boatner
530-587-3558, ex. 255
kboatner@fs.fed.us
Description: Dry Creek watershed ecological restoration.
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
Scoping Start
03/06/2013
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice
05/2014
Expected: 07/2014 09/2014 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.
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 Creek Fish Habitat Improvement Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
03/13/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice
04/2012
Expected: 05/2012 10/2012 Deborah Urich
530-587-3558
durich@fs.fed.us
Description: Enhance or improve conditions on Prosser Creek to generate and maintain high quality habitat. The project would maintain existing structures to create rearing and cover habitat for fish, and maintain and create spawning habitat downstream of the dam
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - at T18N R16E section 30, Mount Diablo Base Meridian Nevada County, California, northeast of Truckee, below the dam at Prosser Reservoir
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 Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 05/2014 06/2014 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
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 10/2014 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)
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

03/07/2013
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 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
Coleman Thinning Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 03/2015 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
Eagle Bird Mine Claim Group Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 07/2014 08/2014 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

04/15/2013
Expected: 04/2014 05/2014 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

03/07/2013
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 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. Alleghany, California
Kral Orchard SUP
CE
- Special use management In Progress

03/07/2013
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 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
Martin Waterline SUP
CE
- Special use management In Progress

03/07/2013
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 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
Nord Private Rd SUP
CE
- Special use management In Progress

03/07/2013
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 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
Pioneer Trail Re-Route
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2013
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us
Description: Half mile trail reroute near Washington overlook, near Highway 20.
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - T17N,R10E, Section 26, mdm Near Washington Overlook on Hwy 20, east of Nevada City, Ca.
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: 09/2014 10/2014 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.
Roger's Private Road SUP
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2014
Expected: 11/2014 12/2014 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: 06/2014 07/2014 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

04/15/2013
Expected: 02/2014 03/2014 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
US Air Force Training Area SUP
EA
- Special use management In Progress
215 Comment Period Legal Notice
03/07/2013
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 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
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