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)
- Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)


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.
Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest) R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
California Pacific Electricity Company 625 and 650 Electrical Line Upgrade Project
EIS
- Special use management In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
04/10/2012
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
05/2014
Expected: 10/2014 10/2014 Robert Rodman Jr
530-543-2613
rrodmanjr@fs.fed.us
Description: Rebuild existing power lines from Truckee to Kings Beach and Kings Beach to Tahoe City. Including an upgrade in capacity from 60kV to 120kV. Relocate most of Kings Beach to Tahoe City line.
Web Link: http://www.trpa.org/get-involved/major-projects/
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - Not Applicable North of Tahoe City along Fiberboard Hwy and Hwy 267 corridor from Kings Beach to Truckee.
Far West Nordic Ski Education Association 5 Year Recreation Event Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Hillary Santana
530-543-2690
hsantana@fs.fed.us
Description: Permit will authorize Far West Nordic Ski Education to conduct a 1-day xc ski and snowshoe race (max. 300 participants) on NFS lands for 5 years. Race is over snow with required snow depth of 12 inches; no ground disturbing activity authorized.
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - Sec. 8, 13, 17, 18,23, 24, 26, 35, T. 16 N., R. 17 E., MT. DIABLO MERIDIAN This permit covers 6.6 miles of National Forest System (NFS) Road 73 (Fiberboard Freeway) near Brockway Summit.
Food and Refuse Storage Forest Order
EA
- Regulations, Directives, Orders In Progress
Scoping Start
02/24/2014
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
06/2014
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 Stephanie Coppeto
530-543-2679
sacoppeto@fs.fed.us
Description: Draft and issue a Forest Order, pursuant to 16 USC 551 and 36 CFR 261.50(a) and (b), that would require visitors to properly store food and refuse in a container designed to prevent access by wildlife (especially black bears).
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - California, Nevada. COUNTY - Douglas, Washoe, Carson City (city), El Dorado, Placer. LEGAL - Not Applicable Basin Wide
Heavenly Epic Discovery Project
EIS
- Special use management
- Recreation management
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
11/19/2013
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
08/2014
Expected: 02/2015 05/2015 Matt Dickinson
530-543-2769
mattdickinson@fs.fed.us
Description: This project is intended to enhance summer activities in response to the USDA Forest Service Ski Area Recreational Enhancement Act of 2011.
Web Link: http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/ltbmu/HeavenlyEpicProject
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - California, Nevada. COUNTY - Douglas, Alpine, El Dorado. LEGAL - Not Applicable Heavenly Mountain Resort near South Lake Tahoe, CA.
Historic Facilities BMP Retrofit
EA
- Facility management In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
03/07/2014
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
08/2014
Expected: 12/2014 06/2015 Ashley Sommer
530-543-2615
asommer@fs.fed.us
Description: Water quality BMP installation at the Tallac Historic Site (inc. Kiva Beach).
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - Not Applicable Tallac Historic Site, Kiva Beach.
Homewood Mountain Resort 20 Year Ski Slope Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/31/2013
Expected: 09/2014 12/2014 Jonathan Fisher
530-543-2741
jcfisher@fs.fed.us
Description: Permit will authorize operation and maintenance of the ski runs known as Main Cirque, 55 Chutes, Wally's Folly, The Shoulder, Third Creek, and Nooncester Traverse.
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - SE1/4SE1/4 Sec. 11, T. 14 N., R. 16 E., MT. DIABLO MERIDIAN, SW1/4SW1/4 Sec. 12, T. 14 N., R. 16 E., MT. DIABLO MERIDIAN This permit covers 204 acres of NFS land adjacent to private land owned by Homewood Village Resorts, LLC. This area is also known as the Quail Lake Parcel.
Incline Lake Dam Project
EA
- Facility management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/14/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
04/2014
Expected: 09/2014 06/2015 Matt Dickinson
530-543-2769
mattdickinson@fs.fed.us
Description: The goal of this project is to improve public safety and provide a sustainable hydrologic system. The proposed action is still being developed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37551
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Washoe. This project is located off of State Route 431 in Washoe County, Nevada. The reservoir and dams are situated on Assessor Parcel Number 048-041-15, at an elevation of approximately 8,317 feet.
Nevada Stateline to Stateline Bikeway North Demonstration Project
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/30/2011
Expected: 02/2014 05/2014 Garrett Villanueva
(530)543-2762
gvillanueva@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuance of a Special Use Permit for construction and maintenance of Class 1 paved multi use trail that crosses approximately 800 feet of National Forest System lands.
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Washoe. The project site is located in Nevada on the east shore of Lake Tahoe, between Incline Village and the Sand Harbor unit of Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park.
North Shore Commercial Outfitter-Guide Special Use Permit Extension
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2010
Expected: 03/2014 06/2014 Jonathan Fisher
530-543-2741
jcfisher@fs.fed.us
Description: To reissue special use permit TAH405001 for 10 years.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=26831
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. North Shore, Lake Tahoe
Plan Revision for Lake Tahoe Basin
EIS
- Land management planning In Progress
Objection Period Legal Notice
11/22/2013
Expected: 03/2014 03/2014 Denise Downie
530-543-2683
dedownie@fs.fed.us
Description: Preparation of a revised land management plan (forest plan) and will also prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for this revised plan.
Web Link: http://fs.usda.gov/ltbmu
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - California, Nevada. COUNTY - Douglas, Washoe, Carson City (city), Alpine, El Dorado, Placer. LEGAL - Not Applicable Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
Restoration of Fire Adapted Ecosystems
EA
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/12/2012
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
08/2014
Expected: 01/2015 05/2015 Sarah Muskopf
530-543-2835
smuskopf@fs.fed.us
Description: Project intends to use hand thinning and prescribed fire to restore priority meadows to reduce conifer encroachment, improve native riparian/wetland plant abundance and vigor, and improve habitat for native riparian dependant species.
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - California, Nevada. COUNTY - Douglas, Carson City (city), El Dorado, Placer. LEGAL - Not Applicable Multiple locations throughout El Dorado and Placer Counties, California; and Carson City and Douglas,
Sierra Tract 4 Erosion Control Project
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/01/2009
Expected: 06/2014 08/2014 Genevieve Villemaire
530-543-2783
gvillemaire@fs.fed.us
Description: SUP to install erosion control practices on FS urban lots.
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. South Lake Tahoe
Taylor-Tallac Restoration Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Facility management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 02/2015 07/2015 Mike LeFevre
530-543-2840
mlefevre@fs.fed.us
Description: Ecosystem restoration in Taylor and Tallac creek watersheds.
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - Not Applicable Taylor and Tallac creek watersheds
Winter Recreation Program
EA
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2014
Expected: 07/2015 12/2015 Cheva Heck
530-543-2600
check@fs.fed.us
Description: Develop a winter recreation Program.
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - California, Nevada. COUNTY - Douglas, Washoe, Carson City (city), Alpine, El Dorado, Placer. LEGAL - Not Applicable LTBMU wide
Zephyr Point Lookout Relocation
EA
- Heritage resource management In Progress
Objection Period Legal Notice
01/22/2014
Expected: 04/2014 09/2014
530-543-2671
jmaher@fs.fed.us
Description: Relocation and Restoration of the historic Zephyr Point Lookout from its current location in Zephyr heights to White Hill peak above Spooner Summit
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - Not Applicable The current location of the Lookout is at the top of Zephyr Heights above Zephyr Cove Resort. The new location would be above the Forest Service Spooner Guard Station on top of White Hill.
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