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.

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- Lassen National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Lassen National Forest, Almanor Ranger District
- Lassen National Forest, Eagle Lake Ranger District
- Lassen National Forest, Hat Creek Ranger District


Lassen National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest) R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Lassen National Forest Over-Snow Vehicle(OSV) Use Designation
EIS
- Road management
- Recreation management
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
01/20/2015
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
10/2017
Expected: 08/2018 08/2018 Chris Obrien
530-252-6698
cjobrien@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service is evaluating management of OSV use on the Lassen National Forest and is releasing a Revised Draft EIS (RDEIS) for the designation of LNF system roads, trails, and areas where OSV use will be allowed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45832
Location: UNIT - Lassen National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen. LEGAL - Not Applicable Forest wide existing miles of groomed OSV trails and open cross country areas of the LNF which receive adequate snowfall for OSV use to occur.
Lassen National Forest PG&E Master Special Use Permit Renewal Project
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/19/2018
Expected: 09/2018 09/2018 Spencer Bleadorn
858-674-2904
sbleadorn@fs.fed.us
Description: Approve continued operation, maintenance and use of existing distribution and transmission powerlines and infrastructure for Pacific Gas and Electric located within designated corridors on the Lassen National Forest
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53492
Location: UNIT - Lassen National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen. LEGAL - Not Applicable Almanor Ranger District, Eagle Lake Ranger District, and Hat Creek Ranger District
Lassen National Forest, Almanor Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Jones Meadow Fuels Reduction
EA
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
'
Expected: 05/2018 07/2018 Jennifer Erickson
530-258-5141
jlerickson@fs.fed.us
Description: Project proposes to improve defensibility of the Jones Meadow Community by removing surface fuels & snags to reduce potential fire behavior, reduce hazards to fire fighters, improve stand health & reduce the threat of wildfire in the project area.
Location: UNIT - Almanor Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte. LEGAL - T25N, R5E, Section 32. Mount Diablo Meridian Jones Meadow is 18 mi NE of the town of Paradise and roughly 3 mi from the edge of the 2000 Storrie Fire perimeter. The project is located within the Mt Hope Management Area (47).
Little Bear Forest Health Restoration Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Research
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/25/2017
Est. Comment Period
12/2017
Expected: 12/2017 04/2018 Laura Corral
530-258-5156
lcorral@fs.fed.us
Description: Little Bear Restoration is proposed to increase forest health and diversity with variable thinning and fuels treatments. This project includes research proposals for future management activities and was **originally part of the Grizzly Project.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51477
Location: UNIT - Almanor Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T27N, R6E, Sections 27 & 34; T26N, R6E, Sections 2,11,25,26,36. Approximately 6 miles West of Butt Valley Reservoir & Approximately 5 miles South of Soldier Meadows.
Ridge Project
CE
- Special area management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/20/2016
Expected: 06/2018 10/2018 Susan Wilcox
530-257-4188, ext. 808
swilcox@fs.fed.us
Description: Begin post-fire restoration in Inventoried Roadless Area to help promote a diversity of habitats that have been lost. Activities include re-establishment of native conifers with reforestation methods. Fuels treatments are no longer proposed.
Location: UNIT - Almanor Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T25N,R6E,Sec 2-4, 9 and 11; T26N,R6E,Sec 32-35 MDBM East of Saucer Lake on Soda Ridge, in Soda Ridge IRA of Management Area 45, on Almanor Ranger District
Lassen National Forest, Eagle Lake Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Confluence Meadow Restoration Project
EA
- Watershed management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/26/2017
Est. Comment Period
06/2018
Expected: 09/2018 07/2019 Tyanna Blaschak
530-257-4188
tsblaschak@fs.fed.us
Description: Restore meadow hydrology and habitat by redirecting flow into historic remnant channels along a reach of Pine Creek while filling the degraded channel and ditch to match the floodplain elevation.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52590
Location: UNIT - Eagle Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen. LEGAL - Not Applicable Roughly 24 air miles NW of Susanville, Lassen County, CA, in meadow S of Little Harvey mountain and W of Lassen County Rd 105 near the confluence of Pine Creek and Little Harvey Valley tributary.
Dyer Mountain Communication Site Development
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2018
Expected: 02/2019 03/2019 Nancy Barrera
530-258-5107
nbarrera@fs.fed.us
Description: Plumas County Sheriff's office propose to construct and develop a communications tower and prefabricated communications vault for the operation and maintenance of emergency radio communication equipment, at the current Dyer Mountain Lookout location.
Location: UNIT - Eagle Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen. LEGAL - T28N,R08E,Section 36 Eagle Lake Ranger District, Dyer Mountain Communication Site. The exact location on the .96 acre parcel of the project will be determined once the historic evaluation is completed.
LMUD Master Permit Issuance
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2018
Expected: 05/2018 06/2018 Nancy Barrera
530-258-5107
nbarrera@fs.fed.us
Description: Consolidating and reissuing LUMD's three existing use permits, for power lines and facilities, under a single master permit. There will be no change in scope or intensity of existing authorized activities, and no ground disturbance will occur.
Location: UNIT - Eagle Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen. LEGAL - T32N,R10E,Sec33; T33N,R11E,Sec29; T31N,R10E,Sec10,14,21; T31N,R11E,Sec7,18; T31N,R10E,Sec14,15,16; T29N,R10E,Sec21,28,29. The permit will cover multiple locations across the Eagle Lake Ranger District including: Spalding, Eagle Nest, Eagle Lake Campgrounds, Hamilton Mountain, Westwood to Susanville line.
North Eagle Lake, Champs Flat, and Lower Pine Creek Allotments Grazing Mgt. Project
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/06/2018
Est. Comment Period
06/2018
Expected: 09/2018 05/2019 Kirsten Pasero
530-252-5854
kpasero@fs.fed.us
Description: Grazing allotment management plans.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48381
Location: UNIT - Eagle Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen. LEGAL - T32N and T33N,R9E and R10E,MDM (West of Eagle Lake, CA; North, East and South of Logan Mtn. area) North half of the Eagle Lake Ranger District.
Lassen National Forest, Hat Creek Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bailey Creek Aquatic Organism Passage (AOP) Project
CE
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2018
Expected: 03/2018 08/2019 Shawn Wheelock
530-336-3340
swheelock@fs.fed.us
Description: Two existing culverts on the North & South Forks of Bailey Creek will be replaced with bridges to eliminate barriers to the passage of aquatic organisms and damage to road crossing when rivers are at high stage.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48504
Location: UNIT - Hat Creek Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Shasta. LEGAL - T31N,R3E,S34 Lassen NF 17 Road to the west of Lassen Volcanic National Park
Citizens Utility Company Aerial Telephone Line project
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2017
Expected: 10/2017 10/2017 Kimberly Ganz
530-336-3383
kganz@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorize Citizens Communications Co. of CA (Frontier) to install an overhead phone cable from a utility pole on National Forest System Lands to a utility pole on Big Springs Estates. Aerial cable is ~300'long w/aerial phone line 6' below power line.
Location: UNIT - Hat Creek Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Shasta. LEGAL - T32N, R4E, Section 12, NE1/4 The existing utility pole is located ~3 mi SW of Old Station, CA. The pole lies E of SR44/89 and W of Hat Creek near Big Springs Estates Subdivision on the Lassen National Forest in Eastern Shasta Co.
Cornaz Lake Bouldering Project
CE
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2018
Expected: 03/2018 06/2018 Shawn Wheelock
530-336-3340
swheelock@fs.fed.us
Description: The Cornaz Lake Bouldering Project is being proposed to protect a wet meadow system, allow riparian vegetation to become re-established, and protect resources as directed in the 2010 Lassen National Forest Travel Management Record of Decision.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53496
Location: UNIT - Hat Creek Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Shasta. LEGAL - Not Applicable Township 34N, Range 4E, Section 21, adjacent to NFS Road 34N77C at Cornaz Lake.
Hat Creek Debris Removal and Stream Bank Stabilization Project
CE
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2018
Expected: 03/2018 05/2018 Shawn Wheelock
530-336-3340
swheelock@fs.fed.us
Description: The Hat Creek Debris Removal and Stream Bank Stabilization Project is proposed to stabilize the channel and minimize further sedimentation, protect state and federal infrastructure, and improve visitor safety.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53523
Location: UNIT - Hat Creek Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Shasta. LEGAL - Not Applicable Hat Creek channel between Cave Campground and Bridge Campground, Township 33N, Range 5E, Sections 8,9,16,21,and 28.
Hat Creek Rim Hang Glider & Paraglider Project
CE
- Special area management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/02/2017
Expected: 07/2017 07/2017 Kimberly Ganz
530-336-3383
kganz@fs.fed.us
Description: Hat Creek Pilots Association (HCPA) requests a special use authorization for an established recreation special use of the Hat Creek Rim for hang gliding and paragliding launches and associated landing zones.
Location: UNIT - Hat Creek Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Shasta. LEGAL - T34N, R5E, Sections 4, 5, 9 & 16 MDM On the Hat Creek Ranger District along the Hat Creek Rim and Murken Bench area and near the rural communities of Fall River Mills, Burney and Hat Creek.
Lake Britton Trail Bridges Project
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/01/2017
Expected: 09/2018 09/2018 Greg Mayer
530-336-5521
gmayer@fs.fed.us
Description: This project is intended to restore two trail bridges along the Great Shasta Rail Trail at Lake Britton to provide continuous public access for non-motorized trail purposes across the lake and State Route 89.
Location: UNIT - Hat Creek Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Shasta. LEGAL - Not Applicable Township 36N, Range 3E, section 3 and Township 37N, Range 3E, section 28, MDM in the Hat Creek Ranger District, Lassen National Forest, west of Dusty Campground at Lake Britton.
Plum Restoration Project
EA
- Forest products
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2017
Expected: 12/2018 04/2019 Greg Mayer
530-336-5521
gmayer@fs.fed.us
Description: This restoration project will encompass: surface fuels treatment for fire hazard reduction; thinning for ponderosa pine, silver sage, meadow and aspen enhancements; noxious weed treatments; and road improvements.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47742
Location: UNIT - Hat Creek Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen, Shasta. LEGAL - Townships 32, 33 & 34 North, Ranges 5 & 6 East, various sections, Mount Diablo Baseline & Meridian The project area is located E. of Hwy 89 at the top of the Hat Creek Rim (approx. 1-1/2 miles E. of the town of Old Station), N. of Hwy 44 to Forest Road 34N49 and E. to the Butte Creek Rim.
Soldier Mountain Lookout Permit Issuance
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2017
Expected: 09/2017 09/2017 Nancy Barrera
530-258-5107
nbarrera@fs.fed.us
Description: Special use permit issuance for the operation of a fire detection lookout and communication uses.
Location: UNIT - Hat Creek Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Shasta. LEGAL - T37N, R3E, Sec 1 (SE 1/4 - NE 1/4) Soldier Mountain Lookout is approx. 4 miles NE of "the Pines" off Hwy 89 and approx. 6 miles NW of Fall River Mills.
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