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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- R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
- Plumas National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Plumas National Forest, Beckwourth Ranger District
- Plumas National Forest, Feather River Ranger District
- Plumas National Forest, Mt. Hough Ranger District


R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Beckwourth Peak Recreation Project
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/04/2017
Expected: 03/2018 05/2018 Francisco Castillo
530-836-7123
franciscojcastillo@fs.fed.us
Description: Objectives are to provide access to Beckwourth Peak area and to provide alternative recreation activities to relieve congestion in heavily-used areas. Propose construction of approximately 20 miles of non-motorized trails around Beckwourth Peak.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52465
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District, Sierraville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Township 22 North, Range 13 East, Sections 13, 14, and 22-24; Township 22 North, Range 14 East, Sections 5-9, 17, and 18; and Township 23 North, Range 14 East, Section 31, MDBM. The project area is located immediately south and east of Portola in Plumas County, California.
Mammoth Base Area Land Exchange
EIS
- Land ownership management In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
07/07/2017
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
09/2018
Expected: 11/2018 12/2018 Janelle Walker
760-924-5523
janellelwalker@fs.fed.us
Description: Exchange of approximately 35.6 acres of National Forest System land, currently under special use authorization to Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, located near the Main Lodge north of Highway 203 for approximately 1296.7 acres of private land in California
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=30428
Location: UNIT - Mammoth Ranger District, White Mountain Ranger District, Mt. Hough Ranger District, Mi-Wok Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Inyo, Mono, Plumas, Tuolumne. LEGAL - Land to be exchanged is located in T.3S, R. 27E., Sec 30, MDM. Proposal includes the addition of non-federal parcels to the Inyo, Plumas, and Stanislaus National Forests in California The area near Main Lodge, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area would be exchanged for up to 11 non Federal parcels in Inyo, Mono, Plumas and Tuolumne Counties.
Plumas 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
PG&E Master Special Use Permit and Easement Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management
- Road management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2018
Expected: 05/2018 05/2018 Timothy Cardoza
530-478-6210
tcardoza@fs.fed.us
Description: Plumas National Forest, proposes to continue authorizing the use and occupancy of NFS land to Pacific Gas & Electric for existing electric system facilities and infrastructure by issuance of special use authorizations.
Location: UNIT - Plumas National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte, Lassen, Plumas, Sierra, Yuba. LEGAL - Not Applicable Across the Plumas National Forest
Plumas National Forest Over-Snow Vehicle (OSV) Use Designation
EIS
- Recreation management In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
09/29/2015
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
08/2018
Expected: 09/2019 11/2019 Gretchen Jehle
530-836-7157
gjehle@fs.fed.us
Description: Designate over-snow vehicle (OSV) use on National Forest System roads and trails and areas on National Forest System lands as allowed, restricted, or prohibited. Identify trails for snow grooming for OSV use would be conducted.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47124
Location: UNIT - Plumas National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte, Lassen, Plumas, Sierra, Yuba. LEGAL - Not Applicable National Forest System lands administer by the Plumas National Forest (forest-wide).
Plumas National Forest, Beckwourth Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Feather River Inn Water System
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Robert Hawkins
916-849-8037
rhhawkins@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-Issue a 30 year special use authorization to Schomac, Inc. for the Feather River Inn water system. The water system includes two diversion structures, a storage tank, waterlines and road and trail access.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Section 3, T. 22 N., R. 12 E., Mt Diablo Meridian The water system is located along Bonta Creek just north of the National Forest boundary and the Feather River Inn.
Haskell Project
EA
- Road management
- Fuels management
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2018
Expected: 02/2019 06/2019 Michael Friend
530-836-7167
mjfriend@fs.fed.us
Description: Vegetation management to promote late seral forests, reduce fuels and fire danger, improve roads and trails, and improve watershed conditions.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Not Applicable T21N, R12E, Sec. 1 - 3, 10 -15; T21N, R13E, Sec. 6 %u2013 8, 13 %u2013 23, 27, 28, Mount Diablo Base Meridian (MDBM)
Lakes Basin Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
Comment Period
02/28/2018
Expected: 07/2018 08/2018 Don Fregulia
530-836-7176
dfregulia@fs.fed.us
Description: Improve forest health and reduce hazards around recreation sites. Activities include mechanical thinning, grapple piling, mastication, hand thinning and underburning.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40964
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas, Sierra. LEGAL - Not Applicable Lakes Basin recreation area
Mills Peak Trail South
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/27/2016
Expected: 04/2018 05/2018 Francisco Castillo
530-836-7123
franciscojcastillo@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct 0.95 mile of new non-motorized trail and add 2.8 miles of existing user-created trails to the National Forest Trail System. The new trails would connect the existing Mills Peak Trail to the Round Lake Trailhead.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Not Applicable Trail system would connect the Mills Peak Trail to the Round Lake Trailhead.
Plumas-Eureka Forest Health Project
CE
- Road management
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/06/2017
Expected: 03/2018 03/2018 Russell Nickerson
530-836-7115
rnickerson@fs.fed.us
Description: Goals are to improve resistance to bark beetle attacks and promote resistance to drought and wildfire. Proposed activities include: mechanical thinning, hand thinning, pile burning, underburning, and decommissioning of non-system roads.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52402
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T22N, R11E, Sections 1 and 12; T22N, R12E, Sections 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 18 and 19; and T23N, R12E, Sections 30, 31 and 32 The project is located near Plumas-Eureka State Park approximately 1.5 miles northwest of Graeagle, California on the Beckwourth Ranger District of the Plumas National Forest in Plumas County, California
Ramelli Ranch Well
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period
11/01/2017
Expected: 07/2018 07/2018 Lynee Crawford
530-836-7119
lyneecrawford@fs.fed.us
Description: Installation of a well on the Ramelli Ranch allotment to modify dispersal of animals.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51658
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Township 23N, Range 14E, Sections 33 & 34, MDBM Upper Ross Meadow on the Ramelli Ranch allotment, which is approximately 1 mile south of the rest stop that is 3 miles east of Portola, California.
Thompson Meadow Restoration Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Grazing management
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/08/2017
Est. Comment Period
06/2018
Expected: 10/2018 11/2018 Joseph Hoffman
530-283-2050
jahoffman@fs.fed.us
Description: To restore historic floodplain function and the historic meadow water table elevation along a 0.6 mile reach of Thompson Creek, a tributary to McReynolds Creek, which flows to Red Clover Creek.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52760
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Township 25N, Range 13E, Sections 25 and 36 Approximately 11 air miles north of Portola, CA in Plumas County, California.
Two Rivers Soccer Camp Permit Re-issue
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/01/2015
Expected: 08/2018 09/2018 Debra Fryberger-Eby
530-836-7120
dfrybergereby@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-issue a 20 year permit to Two Rivers Soccer Camp for the following uses: bridge, road, parking area, portion of a soccer field, water transmission lines, storage tank and spring boxes.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Sections 30, 31, 32, T. 22 N., R. 12E., Mt. Diablo Meridian Two Rivers Soccer Camp is located near Blairsden, California.
Plumas National Forest, Feather River Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Big Pan Mining Plan of Operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
03/28/2018
Expected: 05/2018 05/2018 Donna Duncan
530-283-7614
dmduncan@fs.fed.us
Description: Continued placer mining operation, using gold pans and sluice box. Long term occupancy. Non-system road with gate.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53004
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T22N, R11E, Sec 7 eight miles west of the Beckwourth ranger station
Bullards Bar Invasive Plant Treatments Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
11/23/2017
Est. Comment Period
04/2018
Expected: 10/2018 11/2018 Lawrence Janeway
530-532-7417
ljaneway@fs.fed.us
Description: To eradicate or control six species of non-native invasive plants: rush skeletonweed, yellow star-thistle, Scotch broom, barbed goatgrass, Italian thistle, and Medusa head using a combination of chemical (herbicide) and manual treatments.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52835
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Yuba. LEGAL - Not Applicable Within one (the western) of two quarry sites along Marysville Road in the vicinity of the New Bullards Bar Dam.
Challenge - Community Protection Fuel Reduction (CPFR)
EA
- Fuels management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/09/2016
Est. Comment Period
02/2018
Expected: 06/2018 07/2018 Jason Vermillion
530-532-7434
jvermillion@fs.fed.us
Description: This wildland urban interface (WUI) project is designed to reduce the risks of wildfire around the communities of Challenge and Woodleaf, California; enhance firefighter safety; remove hazardous trees along roads; and improve forest resiliency.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49695
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte, Yuba. LEGAL - Not Applicable Wildland urban interface in and around the communities of Challenge and Woodleaf, California.
Hughes Wetland Development and Maintenance
CE
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/28/2017
Expected: 09/2018 10/2018 James Johnson
530-283-7827
jamesmjohnson@fs.fed.us
Description: Propose to protect, maintain and enhance existing habitat conditions and provide additional breeding habitat for the California red-legged frog by constructing ponds, remove invasive species, and other activities in designated critical habitat.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51541
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte. LEGAL - Not Applicable Hughes Place within the French Creek watershed has been designated as critical Habitat for the California Red-Legged Frog.
Regular Baptist Camp Waterlines Special Use
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2018
Expected: 05/2019 05/2019 Mary Sullivan
530-532-7460
mcsullivan@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorize holder to operate, maintain, and upgrade existing waterlines across NFS lands to adjoining private camp through issuance of a 20 year Special Use permit.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50386
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - Portions of T. 22N., R. 10E., section 20 NFS lands north of Delahunty Lake, adjacent to private lands known as Pilot Lake Camp.
Plumas National Forest, Mt. Hough Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Caribou 26N67 Salvage Project
CE
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/29/2018
Expected: 02/2018 07/2018 Kristin Winford
530 283-7683
klwinford@fs.fed.us
Description: Pacific Gas and Electric felled hazardous trees within the Caribou transmission line. Proposed actions include removing the felled trees within the transmission line as well as removing trees in an adjacent area that blew down from a weather event.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53256
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T25N R8E Sections 4, 5, 9, 10, and 15 and T26N R8E Sec 31 The project is located on the Mt. Hough Ranger District three miles northwest of Twain, in Plumas County, CA.
Four Corners OHV Play Area Rehab Project
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2018
Expected: 04/2018 06/2018 Erika Brenzovich
530-283-7622
ebrenzovich@fs.fed.us
Description: Rehabilitate the Four Corners OHV Play Area
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T 24N, R 10 E, Section 4 Four Corners OHV Play Area is located approximately 5 miles from Quincy off of County Rd. 403, also known as Mt. Hough Rd.
Franks Valley Forest Health Project
CE
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/15/2017
Expected: 08/2018 09/2018 Kristin Winford
530 283-7683
klwinford@fs.fed.us
Description: Improve forest health, wildlife habitat, Baker Cypress habitat and reduce fire risk around seasonal residences in Frank's Valley.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51526
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T26N R11E and R12E Located along Beardsley Grade north of Genesee Valley and southwest of Antelope Lake.
Golden Willow Placer Mining Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
02/05/2018
Expected: 05/2018 06/2018 Leslie Edlund
530-283-7650
ledlund@fs.fed.us
Description: Excavation of up to 11 test trenches with hand tools such as shovels, picks and pry bars. Material will be removed from stream banks and terraces and processed through a sluice or highbanker. The operators will stay in a RV at the site while mining.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Not Applicable Project is located at the confluence of Willow and Indian Creek, northwest of Antelope Lake along Fruit Growers Boulevard. Legal location is T27N, R12E, Section 9, MDBM.
Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch Outfitting and Guiding Permit reissue
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/26/2012
Expected: 01/2018 01/2018 Elizabeth Sousa
530-283-7622
esousa@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue a 10 year O&G Permit for horseback rides and an assigned campsite on Nat Forest Sys land. This is the same operation as the past 10 years, with approximately 39 miles of trail and the majority of the rides with 8 miles of the Ranch
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T24 R10,R11 T23R10 R11 T24 R12 Mt. Hough Ranger District and Little Summit Lake on Beckwourth Ranger District
Lucky Bar Placer Mining Exploration
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
03/27/2018
Expected: 06/2018 07/2018 Leslie Edlund
530-283-7650
ledlund@fs.fed.us
Description: Excavation of test pits with a small Toro tractor. Material would be shoveled into a highbanker, and processed using water pumped from Indian Creek. Waste water would discharge back to the sand and rocks to percolate into the soil.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Lucky Bar placer mining project is located along Indian Creek, south of Taylorsville, CA. Access is along County Road 112, then north on the Mill Race levee road.
Moonlight Fire Area Restoration Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Recreation management
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period
10/25/2017
Expected: 05/2018 05/2018 Christine Handler
559-920-2188
cahandler@fs.fed.us
Description: The project would restore the 2007 Moonlight Fire burned area by: reducing the post-fire effects to vegetation, watersheds, and recreation and enhancing resiliency to future fires, droughts, insect and disease infestations, and climate change.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49421
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Portions of T26N, R10E; T26N, R11E; T26N, R12E; T27N, R10E; T27N, R11E; T27N, R12E; T27N, R13E; T28N, R10E; T28N, R11E; and T28N, R12E, Mount Diablo Base Meridian. National forest system lands on the Plumas National Forest, Mount Hough Ranger District, approximately five to 15 miles north and east of Taylorville, California and 20 to 30 miles northeast of Quincy
Mud Lake Trail Realignment
CE
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/28/2018
Expected: 06/2018 07/2018 Kurt Sable
530-283-7641
ksable@fs.fed.us
Description: Realign 800 ft of trail out of wet area that is possible habitat for T&E frog.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - 24N Range 7E, section 12-13 Along the Granite Gap Trail about 1 mile south of the trailhead at Silver Lake (Fig 1.) Site is located in the Bucks Lake Wilderness.
Ohio Creek Placer Mining PoO
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
10/12/2017
Expected: 05/2018 05/2018 Donna Duncan
530-283-7614
dmduncan@fs.fed.us
Description: Small scale minerals exploration, road improvements, water source development, use of backhoe, on-site occupancy
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T26N, R8E, Sec 5 Near Seneca, along Ohio Creek
Partner Mining Exploration Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
02/28/2018
Expected: 06/2018 06/2018 Leslie Edlund
530-283-7650
ledlund@fs.fed.us
Description: Excavation of 20' x 20' pit within the river channel. Processing of material through a power sluice. Larger boulders would be moved out of the river with a derrick and choker system. Duration of the plan would be 3 years.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50765
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T26N, R7E, Section 24, MDBM. North Fork of the Feather River, southwest of Seneca and northeast of Belden, CA. Legal location T26N, R7E, SE 1/4 of Section 24, MDBM.
Quarry Road - Road Maintenance
CE
- Road management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/01/2017
Expected: 04/2018 06/2018 Leslie Edlund
530-283-7620
ledlund@fs.fed.us
Description: Pull back 10-12 boulders that currently line the lower edge of FS road 24N33C to prevent them from falling on the road below. A 200 foot section of road between the quarry and homeowner cabins would be re-routed to prevent additional sloughing.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Not Applicable Quarry Road (24N33C) is located in the Bucks Lake Residence Tract off NFS Road 24N33 in the Bucks Lake area, Mt. Hough Ranger District (T24N, R7E, Section 33, MDBM.
Royal Rush Placer
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
08/10/2017
Est. Comment Period
04/2018
Expected: 06/2018 07/2018 Leslie Edlund
530-283-7650
ledlund@fs.fed.us
Description: Panning and sluicing within Rush Creek. Clearing, repair and maintenance of one mile of Forest Service system road to access the claim and camp area. Camping at the claim while mining.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Not Applicable Rush Creek near Providence Hill, north of Twain, CA. Legal location T25N, R8E, Section 2.
Sierra Bible Camp Amendment
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2018
Expected: 04/2018 06/2018 Kyla Sabo
530-836-7157
kylasabo@fs.fed.us
Description: Sierra Bible Camp is an organizational camp on Plumas National Forest. Usage of the camp is increasing and additional space is needed for camp staff and families. They are requesting to add two new buildings; a new bunkhouse, and storage building.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T27N, R8E, NE 1/4 Sec 27 MDBM Camp is between Canyon Dam and Lake Almanor off of the road to Seneca.
Silverado Placer Mining Exploration
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2018
Actual: 04/11/2018
06/2018 Leslie Edlund
530-283-7650
ledlund@fs.fed.us
Description: Excavation of up to 18 test pits along the stream terraces of Silver Creek. A backhoe and mini excavator would be used to remove material for processing through a trommel. Water from Silver Creek would be used to wash material.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Not Applicable Project is located north and west of Meadow Valley, along Silver Creek. Access is from Silver Creek Road to NFS Road 24N56. Legal location is T24N, R8E, Sections 16, 21 and 22.
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