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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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Developing Proposal

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

Removal of hazard trees, reforestation of severly burned areas, and repair of roads and trails.

Rattlesnake Mountain OHV Trails

Proposal to evaluate adding aproximately 20 miles to the forest trail system designated as exculsive to motorcycle use. New trails would be on Rattlesnake Mountain, northeast of Big Pine Flat.

Under Analysis

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

Desert Water Agency Permit Renewal

DWA's current permit is expired. The water system (pipelines, reservoir, and access roads) serves the City of Palm Springs and the community of snow creek. Hydroelectric power generated. The permit needs to be renewed and updated.

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.

Gobbler Fire Reforestation

reforestation of approximately 30 acres in the Gobbler Fire area

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.

Mountain Fire Reforestation Project

Hazard tree reduction and reforestation of approximately 313 acres in the Mountain Fire area

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.

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.

Pine Cove Fuelbreak Maintenance

The Pine Cove Fuelbreak was last treated in 2005 and regrowth is reducing the effectiveness of the fuelbreak. Need to reduce the fuel loading on 220 acres on the fuelbreak through mechanical, hand treatment, and prescribed burning.

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.

Riverside County Pinyon Pines Transfer Station Permit Renewal

Renewal of a 10 year permit for operation and management of transfer station to Riverside County Waste Management Department.

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 San Gorgonio FERC Decommissioning

Decommissioning of the Southern California Edison FERC San Gorgonio License

Analysis Completed

Baldy Mesa OHV Trails and Staging Area Project

Designate and reconstruct trails for motorized use. Evaluate location of parking area at Staging Area. Close all undesignated trails and restore those areas.

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.

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.

Cancelled

Moonridge Animal Park Relocation Analysis

To analyze the proposed relocation of the Moonridge animal park to a site adjacent to the Big Bear Discovery Center.

Santa Rosa Mountain Fuels Treatment Project

Reduce fuels using a combinatin of hand, mechanical, and prescribed fire treatments over 6,000 acres in the Santa Rosa mountains within the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto NM and in portions of the Santa Rosa Wilderness.

Snow Forest Recreation Area

Develop a Day Use Recreation Area for a variety of recreational activities at the old Snow Forest Ski Area (Little Siberia) site, such as hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snow sledding/tubing, mountain biking, picnicking, others

Project Archive

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