Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

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- 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 In Progress
Scoping Start
04/15/2014
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 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
634 Rebuild Transmission Line Project
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/01/2015
Est. Comment Period
09/2015
Expected: 03/2016 04/2016 Brian Hansen
530-543-2870
bchansen@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed action would entail an amendment to NV Energy%u2019s current Master Use Permit. The purpose of the project is to replace existing wood single-pole structures due to age and fire and wind hazards with steel poles and structures.
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - Not Applicable Foothill Road up Kingsbury Grade to Stateline.
Angora Lakes Resort Restroom Replacement
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management
- Facility management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 09/2015 10/2015 Jonathan Fisher
909-382-2771
jcfisher@fs.fed.us
Description: Project will replace the existing obsolete and inadequate restrooms with a new restroom facility. The new facility will increase capacity and meet ABA requirements. The existing restroom facility will be removed once the new facility is complete.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46880
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - Not Applicable Angora Lakes
Burke Creek Highway 50 Crossing and Realignment Project
EA
- Watershed management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/26/2015
Est. Comment Period
09/2015
Expected: 01/2016 05/2016 Sue Norman
530-543-2662
snorman@fs.fed.us
Description: The goal of the project is to restore ecological function and processes within the Burke Creek channel and its adjacent floodplain, reduce pollutant loading to Lake Tahoe, and improve public safety on Highway 50 related to flooding.
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - Not Applicable Burke Creek is a small stream in the Lake Tahoe Basin which passes just north of the intersection of HWY 50 and Kahle Drive in Douglas County, NV.
California Pacific Electricity Company 625 and 650 Electrical Line Upgrade Project
EIS
- Special use management In Progress
FEIS NOA in Federal Register
09/19/2014
Expected: 08/2015 01/2016 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.
Camp Richardson Resort 2013 Permit Extension
CE
- Special use management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 10/2015 10/2015 Jonathan Fisher
909-382-2771
jcfisher@fs.fed.us
Description: 7-year extension to Camp Richardson Resort special use permit.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47287
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - Not Applicable Camp Richardson Resort.
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation X-treme Hike Event Permit
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 Jonathan Fisher
909-382-2771
jcfisher@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuance of an event special use permit for hike from Kingsbury South TH to Big Meadows TH
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47296
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - California, Nevada. COUNTY - Douglas, El Dorado. LEGAL - Not Applicable South Lake Tahoe
Far West Nordic Ski Education Association 5 Year Recreation Event Permit Reissuance
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/09/2015
Expected: 05/2015 10/2015 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42187
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.
Homewood Mountain Resort 20 Year Ski Slope Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/31/2013
Expected: 01/2015 02/2015 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.
Kingsbury Stinger Trail Reconstruction and BMP Upgrade Project
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2015
Expected: 04/2015 05/2015 Jacob Quinn
530-543-2609
jmquinn@fs.fed.us
Description: Extensive maintenance, reconstruction, BMP upgrades and some rerouted segments of the Kingsbury Stinger trail to meet current trail management standard.
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - The project is located within multiple sections of T.13.N, R.18.E, Douglas County, Nevada Kingsbury Stinger trail runs from Genoa Peak Road (14N32) down to Terrance View Drive
Kokanee Run Event 2013 Permit Issuance
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 08/2015 10/2015 Jonathan Fisher
909-382-2771
jcfisher@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuance of an event special use permit authorizing 5k, 10k, and half-marathon in the Fallen Leaf area. Event is scheduled for October 4.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47294
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - Not Applicable Fallen Leaf Lake
LTBMU Events and Outfitting and Guiding Strategy %u2013 Permit Issuance
EA
- Special use management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 02/2016 06/2016 Jonathan Fisher
909-382-2771
jcfisher@fs.fed.us
Description: Development of a LTBMU-wide events and outfitting and guiding strategy.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47299
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 Wide
Nevada Stateline to Stateline Bikeway North Demonstration Project
CE
- Special use management
- Recreation 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: 09/2015 10/2015 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
Over the Snow Travel Management
EA
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2015
Expected: 05/2017 05/2017 Cheva Gabor
530-543-2608
chevalgabor@fs.fed.us
Description: Designate roads, trails, and areas where OSV use is allowed, restricted or prohibited, in accordance with Subpart C of the Travel Management Rule.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47342
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.
Plan Revision for Lake Tahoe Basin
EIS
- Land management planning In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
06/01/2012
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
09/2015
Expected: 09/2015 10/2015 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
Primal Quest Endurance Run Event Permit Issuance
CE
- Special use management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 Jonathan Fisher
909-382-2771
jcfisher@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuance of an event special use permit for 400 mile multi-sport event on system roads and trails (including Tahoe Rim Trail) on the LTBMU, Eldorado National Forest, and Tahoe National Forest. Event is scheduled for August 20-28.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47289
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - California, Nevada. COUNTY - Douglas, Washoe, Carson City (city), El Dorado, Placer. LEGAL - Not Applicable Lake Tahoe
Restoration of Fire Adapted Ecosystems
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period
01/07/2015
Expected: 05/2015 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,
Round Hill Pines Resort 2013 Day Use Redevelopment
CE
- Special use management
- Facility management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 09/2015 10/2015 Ashley Sommer
530-543-2615
asommer@fs.fed.us
Description: Redevelopment of day use facilities within Round Hill Pines Resort including parking lot, food and beverage service building, swimming pool and tennis court area, and enhancement to entrance road.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47284
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - Not Applicable Round Hill Pines Resort
Tahoe 200 Endurance Run Event 2013 Permit Issuance
CE
- Special use management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 Jonathan Fisher
909-382-2771
jcfisher@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuance of an event special use permit for 200 mile run utilizing National Forest system roads and trails (including Tahoe Rim Trail) on both the LTBMU and Eldorado National Forest. Event is scheduled for September 11-15.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47288
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - Not Applicable South Lake Tahoe
Tahoe Area Mountain Bike Assn Events Permit
CE
- Special use management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 Jonathan Fisher
909-382-2771
jcfisher@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuance of an event special use permit authorizing multiple TAMBA events.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47292
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - Not Applicable Lake Tahoe
Tahoe Heritage Foundation Events Permit Issuance
CE
- Special use management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 Jonathan Fisher
909-382-2771
jcfisher@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuance of an event special use permit authorizing commercial activities (e.g. vendor and food and beverage sales) within the Tallac Historic Site
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47295
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - Not Applicable Tallac Historic Site
Tahoe Hills Erosion Control Project
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
09/2015
Expected: 04/2016 05/2016 Brian Hansen
530-543-2870
bchansen@fs.fed.us
Description: Project consists of erosion control improvements.Proposed use of two urban lots requiring an SUP
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - Not Applicable El Dorado County
Taylor-Tallac Restoration Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Facility management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/23/2014
Est. Comment Period
08/2015
Expected: 01/2016 09/2016 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
Truckee River Stabilization & Restoration Project
CE
- Watershed management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/24/2014
Expected: 06/2015 07/2015 Stephanie Heller
530-543-2838
sheller@fs.fed.us
Description: The project will protect and restore approximately 900 lineal feet of stream bank, riparian and wet meadow habitat.
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - Not Applicable Truckee River after it flows out of Lake Tahoe through the dam at Tahoe City
West Shore WUI Fuels Reduction
CE
- Fuels management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 10/2015 06/2016 Kyle Jacobson
530-543-2658
kjacobson@fs.fed.us
Description: The West Shore Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Hazardous Fuels Reduction project proposes vegetation and fuels treatments to reduce stand densities, reduce fuel loading and continuity.
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado, Placer. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project is located on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe, from Emerald Bay in the south, extending to Burton Creek State Park in the north.
Zephyr Cove Erosion Control Project
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 03/2016 06/2016 Brian Hansen
530-543-2870
bchansen@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposes placing two infiltration basins on the Zephyr Cove Resort,requires a SUP.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44860
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - Not Applicable Zephyr Cove.
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