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San Bernardino National Forest NEPA Projects

Projects are proposed actions that are analyzed through the NEPA process (EIS, EA, or CE) that involves analyzing different alternatives to the proposed action, requires public notice and comment, and results in a NEPA decision (ROD, DN, or DM) which, subject to an administrative appeals process, and is implemented on the ground. The Forest Projects below are projects that we are analyzing or have analyzed under the NEPA process. Projects that are "Developing Proposal" or "Under Analysis" may have an opportunity for public collaboration and input on the proposed actions and the analysis being conducted.

San Bernardino National Forest Current and Recent Projects

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Under Analysis

Alpine Pedal Path Improvement - CMTL Major Project

Widen the Apline Pedal Path by 3 feet so it can better handle the current volume of foot and bicycle traffic.

Anza Electric Permit Renewal

This project is to renew the operating permit for Anza Electric, the public utility on the southern half of the San Jacinto Ranger District. Occurs within the Pyramid Peak B, Horse Creek Ridge, Hixon Flat, and Cactus Springs B IRAs

Black and Marion Mountain Road Reconstruction - Legacy Road

Reconstruction of Black and Marion Mountain roads

CalNev Pipeline Expansion

Expansion of Kinder Morgan gas pipeline from Corona CA to Las Vegas NV to authorize a new 16" pipeline. BLM is lead federal agency.

Expired Permit reissuance

To reissue approx. 65 expired permits for transportation, sanitation, energy, and communications. These uses are ongoing and continuous. This action is administrative only and does not authorize ground disturbing activities or changes to the permits.

Fontana Union Water Company Permit Renewal

Analyze the environmental impacts of re-issuing an expired special use permit to the Fontana Union Water Company for the operation and maintenance of a soft plug dam on Lytle Creek.

Grass Valley Fire Restoration - Fuels Reduction/Reforestation/Invasive Species Removal/Road Repair

Removal of hazard trees, reforestation of burned areas, repair of roads and trails, and invasive plant control.

Green Trail

Construction of an approximately 1.75 mile long trail from the top of Snow Summit down to the Towne Trail, suitable for low-intermediate mountain biking and other non-motorized uses. This includes a 0.65 mi reroute of the existing Hike-a-Bike trail.

May Valley Non-Motorized Trail System

Create a system of non-motorized trails in May Valley utilizing existing non-system roads and trails.

Mitsubishi Cement Corporation South Quarry Plan of Operation

Mitsubishi Cement Corporation (MCC) is proposing to develop and reclaim a new 153.6 acre high grade limestone quarry, the South Quarry.

North Big Bear Fuels Reduction and Forest Health

Cut and remove dead and dying trees as well as some green trees to reduce hazardous fuels in the community defense and threat zones along the North Shore of Big Bear Lake.

North Lake Arrowhead Communication Site Project

Communication site designation and issuance of a 30 year lease to Vista Towers, LLC for construction and operation of a multi-carrier cellular facility.

Omya Sentinel & Butterfield Quarries Expansion

Omya California is submitting to the Forest and County, for permitting, an amended Plan of Operations and Reclamation Plan for an expansion of 28.8 acres for the Butterfield 3 Quarry and 22 acres for the Sentinel Quarry.

Pioneer Green Energy Meteorological Towers Baldy Mesa

Pioneer Green Energy proposes to install up to 4 meteorological towers to determine feasiblity of wind energy generation.

Rattlesnake Mountain OHV Trails

Proposal to evaluate adding OHV trails to the forest motorized trail system. New trails would be from near Rattlesnake Mountain, southeast to Big Pine Flat.

San Jacinto Wilderness Trail Maintenance - CMTL Major Project

Maintenance of trails in the San Jacinto Wilderness

Santa Ana Watershed Hazardous Fuels Reduction and Forest Health

Fuels reduction within a 21,000-acre analysis area to reduce the risk of high intensity wildfire to adjacent communities, organizational camps, and recreation residences. Occurs within Sugarloaf IRA.

Snow Summit Mountain Bike Trails - Ski Area Permit Amendment

Authorization and construction of mountain bike trails both on and outside of ski runs

Southern California Edison Pole/Switch Replacement

Forestwide utility pole/switch replacement on Southern California Edison distribution lines.

Southern California Edison San Gorgonio FERC Decommissioning

Decommissioning of the Southern California Edison FERC San Gorgonio License

UCR Deep Canyon Research Station Permit Reissuance in Pinyon Crest Sect 26

Reissue 5 year permit to University of California Riverside, Deep Canyon Research Center, to continue scientific non-disturbing research on the desert environment. 2 transects & 1 photo site are located on National Forest System Lands.

Analysis Completed

Southern California National Forests Land Management Plan Amendment

The Southern California National Forests (the Angeles, Cleveland, Los Padres, and San Bernardino National Forests) are developing a proposed amendment for the Land Management Plans (LMPs) adopted in 2006. The proposed amendment would revise land use zone allocations for select Inventoried Roadless Areas (IRAs) within the four forests and amend LMP monitoring protocols. This proposed LMP amendment is a result of the Settlement Agreement approved January 3, 2011 for California Resources Agency, et al vs. United States Department of Agriculture, and Center for Biological Diversity, et al vs. United States Department of Agriculture. Scoping began on April 27, 2012 and closed on June 11, 2012. One EIS will be prepared with a Record of Decision (ROD) for each Land Management Plan. This joint planning process will maintain the consistent management direction and format across the four Forests.

On Hold

Garner Grazing Allotment Project

New project based on original, larger allotment review. Assess grazing allotment, grazing program, determine compliance with Forest Plan and the 1995 Rescission Act Specifically for the Garner Allotment. Occurs within Pyramid Peak B IRA.

SJ Wild & Scenic Rivers Management Plan

To develop a Wild & Scenic River Comprehensive River Management Plan (CRMP) for Bautista Creek, the North Fork of the San Jacinto River, Palm Canyon Creek and Fuller Mill Creek. Occurs within Hixon Flat, Rouse Hill, and Pyramid Peak A IRAs.

Wellman Grazing Allotment Project

New project based on original, larger allotment review. Assess grazing allotment, grazing program, determine compliance with Forest Plan and the 1995 Rescission Act. Occurs within the Pyramid Peak A IRA.

Project Archive

Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.