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.
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
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.
Boa Prescribed Burn
Establish fuels breaks, create control lines for prescribed burning, and systematically prescribe burn approximately 800 acres near the communities of Keenbrook and Lytle Creek.
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.
May Valley Non-Motorized Trail System
Create a system of non-motorized trails in May Valley utilizing existing non-system roads and trails.
Mill Creek Invasive Plant Treatment Project
Eradication, control, containment, and/or suppression of existing and new infestations of invasive plant species in the Mill Creek Watershed using herbicides, manual, mechanical, biological, and fire wilting methods. Occurs within Raywood Flat B IRA.
Miller Canyon OHV Staging Area
The development of an OHV Staging Area in Miller Canyon will be evaluated to accommodate the existing use and protect sensitive resources.
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.
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.
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 Summer Use Permits
The Mountaintop Ranger District proposes to authorize Snow Summit to install a dual/race zipline and a climbing wall within the resort base area, and also provide for mountain bike use on and within the permit area.
Southern California Edison San Gorgonio FERC Decommissioning
Decommissioning of the Southern California Edison FERC San Gorgonio License
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.
Strawberry Ridge Fuelbreak Maintenance
The Strawberry Fuelbreak was last treated in 2001 and regrowth is reducing the effectiveness of the fuelbreak. Need to reduce the fuel loading on 96 acres on the fuelbreak through mechanical treatment, hand treatment, and prescribed burning.
Summit OHV Staging Area
Designate the Summit OHV Staging Area in the area of the existing use.
West Ridge Fuelbreak Maintenance
The West Ridge Fuelbreak was last treated in 2006 and regrowth is reducing the effectiveness of the fuelbreak. Need to reduce the fuel loading on 70 acres on the fuelbreak through hand treatment.
Baldwin Lake Fuels Reduction
Reduction of hazardous fuels in the vicinity of Baldwin Lake.
Devers-Palo Verde No. 2 Transmission Line
Amend the existing easement to authorize a second 500kV transmission line on approx. 2 miles of Forest, as part of 41.6-mile Devers-Valley No. 2 transmission line between Edison's Devers and Valley substations.
Habitat Restoration in the Big Bear Watershed Project
Decommission selected roads in the Big Bear, Holcomb, and Coxey Watersheds for transportation system management and watershed improvement. Some roads would be converted to non-motorized trails to improve non-motorized opportunities in the areas.
May Valley Hazardous Fuels Reduction
The San Jacinto Ranger District of the San Bernardino National Forest is proposing hazardous fuels reduction activities within the wildland-urban interface on about 864 acres of San Bernardino National Forest-administered lands in the May Valley area. The project is in the vicinity of Idyllwild and Mountain Center, in Riverside County, California.
Metropolitan Water District - Arrowhead Tunnels Special Use Permit
The Forest Service is proposing to issue a new 50-year Special Use Permit for operation and maintenance of the Arrowhead Tunnels to MWD. The existing two 19-ft diameter, lined and sealed water conveyance tunnels, are about 9.6 miles on NFS lands
SCE - Strawberry Peak Fiber Optic Cable Project
Installation of a new 13,340 foot fiber optic cable by Southern California Edison between the SCE Arrowhead District Office and the Strawberry Peak Comm Site building using existing overhead distribution poles and under NFS road 2N72.
Santa Ana Fuelbreak
Maintenance on approximately 1,600 acres to a pre-existing fuelbreak that parallels FS Road 1N09 East of Highway 330. Occurs within Mill Peak and Crystal Creak IRAs.
Vista Towers Crest Park Telecommunications Tower Permit
Analyze issuance of a permit to Vista Towers for installation of a new telecommunication site for coverage along HWY 18 near the communities of Crest Park and Skyforest. This would be cell phone service and multi-carrier.
Vista Towers Marshall Peak Telecommunication Tower Permit
Analyze the issuance of a permit to Vista Towers for installation of a new telecommunication site for coverage along HWY 18 below Crestline. This would be cell phone service and multi-carrier.
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.
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