Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

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- R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
- Sequoia National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Sequoia National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Sequoia National Forest, Hume Lake Ranger District
- Sequoia National Forest, Kern River Ranger District
- Sequoia National Forest, Tule River 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
Inyo, Sequoia and Sierra National Forests Land Management Plans Revision
EIS
- Land management planning In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
08/29/2014
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
05/2016
Expected: 01/2017 01/2017 Nevia Brown
7075629121
neviabrown@fs.fed.us
Description: The Inyo, Sequoia and Sierra National Forests propose to revise their land management plans as guided by the 2012 Planning Rule
Web Link: http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=3375
Location: LEGAL - Not Applicable Entire Inyo National Forest, entire Sequoia National Forest outside of the Giant Sequoia National Monument, and the Sierra National Forest.
Sequoia 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
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON COMPANY AND PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY MASTER PERMITS RENEWALS
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/21/2018
Expected: 09/2018 10/2018 Spencer Bleadorn
858-674-2904
sbleadorn@fs.fed.us
Description: Approve continued operations, maintenance and use of existing distribution and transmission power lines and infrastructure for Southern California Edison & Pacific Gas & Electric located within designated corridors in the Sequoia National Forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53356
Location: UNIT - Sequoia National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern, Tulare. LEGAL - Not Applicable Linear existing lines within the Sequoia National Forest
Sequoia National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide) R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
SEQUOIA PRIORITIZED TEN MEADOWS RESTORATION (TEN MEADOWS PROJECT)
EA
- Watershed management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/13/2017
Est. Comment Period
04/2018
Expected: 09/2018 10/2019 Nina Hemphill
559-784-1500 ext. 1161
nphemphill@fs.fed.us
Description: This project addresses watershed improvement in four meadows (Upper Parker, Lower Parker, Packsaddle, and Last Chance) on Western Divide RD and six meadows (Little Horse, Powell, Granite Knob, Little Troy, Troy, and Jackass) on Kern River RD.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52286
Location: UNIT - Tule River Ranger District, Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tulare. LEGAL - Not Applicable The four WDRD meadows occur in the headwaters of the North Fork of the Kern River, west side of the river. The six KRRD meadows occur in the South Fork of the Kern River headwaters.
Sequoia National Forest, Hume Lake Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
BIG STUMP REDWOOD MTN. FUELS RESTORATION PROJECT
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Fuels management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/14/2014
Est. Comment Period
04/2018
Expected: 08/2018 10/2018 Marianne Emmendorfer
559-338-2251 x 313
mmemmendorfer@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to reduce fuels buildup in a portion of Big Stump Giant Sequoia Grove through prescribed burning to protect nearby facilities and begin reintroducing fire into the grove.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36313
Location: UNIT - Hume Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno, Tulare. LEGAL - T14S, R28E, MDB&M Portion of Big Stump Grove bisected by State Highway 180, Redwood Mountain Grove,and area in between southwest of Kings Canyon National Park.
ESHOM AREA FUELBREAK MAINTENANCE
CE
- Fuels management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/05/2017
Expected: 04/2018 06/2018 Marianne Emmendorfer
559-338-2251 x 313
mmemmendorfer@fs.fed.us
Description: Maintain up to 769 acres on 6 existing fuelbreaks in the Eshom portion of the district. Proposed treatments are hand and machine felling hazard trees and piling the material. Piles would be burned.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52193
Location: UNIT - Hume Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno, Tulare. LEGAL - Not Applicable T14-15S,R27-28E, MDB&M
LEFEVER CREEK BRIDGE AND ROAD DECOMMISSIONING
EA
- Road management On Hold N/A N/A Marianne Emmendorfer
559-338-2251 x 313
mmemmendorfer@fs.fed.us
Description: Decommission Lefever Creek bridge on Forest Service Road 13S91 by removing the decking, steel girders, and footings of the bridge. This area is closed to the general public and accesses private property. An alternative route provides adequate access.
Location: UNIT - Hume Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno, Tulare. LEGAL - T12S, R25E, SW1/4 of Section 28 Lefever Creek bridge is located along FS Rd 13S91 in the Pine Flat Reservoir area. This area is closed to the general public and accesses private property.
PAN POINT, TOWER and PARK RIDGE INTERAGENCY PRESCRIBED BURNS
CE
- Fuels management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/19/2018
Expected: 05/2018 06/2018 Marianne Emmendorfer
559-338-2251 x 313
mmemmendorfer@fs.fed.us
Description: Coordinate with neighboring Kings Canyon National Park to prescribe burn an estimated 511 acres of NFS land, while they burn an estimated 1,126 acres on NPS land in the next decade.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53586
Location: UNIT - Hume Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno, Tulare. LEGAL - T13-14S, R28E Log Corral Meadow area north toward Huckleberry Meadow along Grant Grove peninsula of Kings Canyon National Park.
STONY CREEK LODGE EXPANSION PROJECT (ASILOMAR MGMT COMPANY)
EA
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Facility management
- Special use management
On Hold N/A N/A Carol Hallacy
559-338-2251
challacy@fs.fed.us
Description: Expand lodging facilities to 45 rooms at the Stony Creek Lodge, on Generals Highway.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=3387
Location: UNIT - Hume Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tulare. LEGAL - Section 33, T.14S., R.29E., MDM. < 5 acres. Stony Creek Lodge special use permit site on Generals Highway.
TENMILE OVERFLOW RESTROOM INSTALLATION
EA
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Carol Hallacy
559-338-2251
challacy@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to install a vault toilet in the Tenmile Campground Overflow dispersed camping area to reduce impacts to resources. It would provide a permanent restroom to replace the portable restrooms placed in this area only during peak season use.
Location: UNIT - Hume Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T13S, R28E, MDB&M The dispersed camping area is adjacent to Tenmile Campground on Tenmile Creek.
Sequoia National Forest, Kern River Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
80's MINING PLAN OF OPERATIONS
EA
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management
- Road management
On Hold N/A N/A Alfred Watson
760-376-3781
awwatson@fs.fed.us
Description: Placer mining operations for the exploration and extraction of gold from the stream channel in Greenhorn Creek and maintenance of the access roads.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php/?project=25625
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - Sections 11 & 12, T.27S., R.31E., MDM. Kern County, CA. Greenhorn Creek located in the Greenhorn Mountains, on Kern River Ranger District.
CANNELL MEADOW BYPASS TRAIL CONSTRUCTION
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2018
Expected: 05/2018 06/2018 Tricia Maki
760-376-3781 ext 630
triciamaki@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct new motorized trail sections that bypass the existing non-motorized sections of the Cannell Meadow National Recreation Trail (33E32).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53756
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tulare. LEGAL - Not Applicable Kern Plateau between Pine Flat and Big Meadow T23S & T24S, R34E
CARVER (Stanley) ROCKHOUSE BASIN ROAD SPECIAL USE PERMIT
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Yvonne Stockwell
760-379-5646 Ext. 514
ystockwell@fs.fed.us
Description: FLPMA road special use permit (SUP) to be reissued for 10 years, with no changes and no ground disturbing activities.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php/?project=33099
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tulare. LEGAL - Sections 26, 27, 34, T23S, R35 E, MDB&M Dome Land Wilderness
GILBERT DITCH ASSOCIATION
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Art Colson
760-379-5646
acolson@fs.fed.us
Description: Operation and maintenance of a water irrigation ditch
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36451
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - Section 10, T25S, R33E, MDB&M Kernville area
KENNY CARVER WATER TRANSMISSION LINE
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2018
Expected: 07/2018 07/2018 Yvonne Stockwell
760-379-5646 Ext. 514
ystockwell@fs.fed.us
Description: Maintenance & operation of a water transmission line (less than 12 inches diameter) and enclosure with reservoir covering 0.04 acres
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36452
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - Section 14, T25S, R33E, MDB&M Kernville area
KERN COUNTY BOAT PATROL STATION - SUP
CE
- Land ownership management
- Special use management
On Hold N/A N/A Tricia Maki
760-376-3781 ext 630
triciamaki@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue new permit for one building (20 ft X 20 ft) and an associated parking area (one acre), to be used in conjuction with boat patrols on Lake Isabella. SUP to be issued for 10 years. (SUP was never issued. Previously under an ACOE lease)
Web Link: http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=24242
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - NW 1/4 Sec. 9, T.26S., R.33E., MDM. Approximately one (1) acre. Kern County. Located near French Gulch Peninsula at Lake Isabella, on the Kern River Ranger District.
PIUTE MOUNTAINS TRAVEL MANAGEMENT
EIS
- Land management planning
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
On Hold N/A N/A Penelope Shibley
760-376-3781 x 650
pshibley@fs.fed.us
Description: A collaborative process to develop a travel management plan for the Piute Mountains area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34119
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - Piute Mountains, Sequoia National Forest Piute Mountains, south of Lake Isabella, California.
SIRRETTA PEAK TRAIL
EIS
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Tricia Maki
760-376-3781 ext 630
triciamaki@fs.fed.us
Description: Analysis of OHV trail as per the Sequoia Land Management Plan Mediated Settlement Agreement. Revised DEIS published August 2002.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=16550
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tulare. LEGAL - T.22-23S., R.34E., MDM. Seven (7) miles. Kern Plateau, Kern River Ranger District.
TAYLOR/LONG GRAZING PROJECT
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period
06/03/2014
Expected: 05/2018 05/2018 Steve Anderson
760-376-3781 x. 680
swanderson@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to reauthorize an existing grazing permit for the Taylor/Long Allotment located on the Kern Plateau.
Web Link: http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=40893
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tulare. LEGAL - Sections 20 & 23, T24S, R34E, MDB&M Taylor and Long Meadows on the Kern Plateau, accessed from Cherry Hill Road (22S12)
YUBA FARMS PASTURE - SUP RENEWAL
CE
- Land ownership management
- Special use management
On Hold N/A N/A Art Colson
760-379-5646
acolson@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-issue special use permit for existing livestock area, consisting of 3.0 acres of fenced area, to feed four (4) head of animals yearly from April 1st through September 30th. SUP to be issued for 10 years.
Web Link: http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=24304
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - E1/2, SE1/4 NW1/4 Section 36, T.26S., R.31E., MDM. Approximately 3.0 acres. Located near Poso Creek on the Kern River Ranger District.
Sequoia National Forest, Tule River Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
BALCH PARK PACK STATION
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/30/2016
Expected: 06/2018 07/2018 Lisa Gammell
559-784-1500
lgammell@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorizing a 10 year outfitting and guiding special use permit for Balch Park Pack Station for horse back related/riding activities on trails, campsites within the Golden Trout Wilderness area on the Western Divide RD, Sequoia NF.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49845
Location: UNIT - Tule River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tulare. LEGAL - Not Applicable Cow Camp, Maggie Lake, Twin Lake, Deadman Lake, West Meadow, Groundhog within the Golden Trout Wilderness
BLACK MOUNTAIN GROVE ROAD DECOMMISSIONING
EA
- Special area management
- Road management
- Watershed management
On Hold N/A N/A George Powell
559-539-2607 x252
gpowell@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will consider decommissioning several roads/segments in the Black Mtn giant sequoia grove
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45551
Location: UNIT - Tule River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tulare. LEGAL - T21S, R31E, Sections 1, 7, 12 Spur Roads No. 21S12B, 21S25A, 21S25B, 21S25C, 21S25D and Road No. 21S25 east from its intersection with 21S25B.
DRY MEADOW RESTORATION
CE
- Watershed management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/13/2017
Expected: 06/2018 06/2019 Nina Hemphill
559-784-1500 ext. 1161
nphemphill@fs.fed.us
Description: This project is proposed to reduce erosion within Dry Meadow and restore floodplain function and resiliency.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52290
Location: UNIT - Tule River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tulare. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project is located in the headwaters of Bull Run Creek, tributary to North Fork Kern River.
DURRWOOD CREEKSIDE LODGE
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/30/2016
Expected: 06/2018 07/2018 Lisa Gammell
559-784-1500
lgammell@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorizing a 10-year special use permit for operation and maintenance of a resort.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49846
Location: UNIT - Tule River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tulare. LEGAL - Not Applicable Near Johnsondale in Section 35, T22S, R32E, MDB&M
PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC TULE RIVER VEGETATION MANAGEMENT PROJECT
EA
- Facility management On Hold N/A N/A Chris Sanders
559-539-2607 ext.270
csanders@fs.fed.us
Description: This project is a maintenance program involving the use of herbicides to control vegetation around hydropower facilities, access roads and trails.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42495
Location: UNIT - Tule River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tulare. LEGAL - Not Applicable Tule River Hydroelectric Powerhouse, Adm Bldgs, Switchyard, Camp 4 Rd,ROWs-Tunnel Trail, Penstock Trail, Redwood Penstock, Adit Road, Surge Tank Road,
PIER FIRE ROADSIDE HAZARD TREE MITIGATION
CE
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/13/2018
Expected: 05/2018 06/2018 Amarina Wuenschel
559-877-2218, extension 3197
amarinawuenschel@fs.fed.us
Description: Felling and removing hazard trees along roads, maintaining roads, and restoring ground cover and vegetation in the Pier fire area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52576
Location: UNIT - Tule River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tulare. LEGAL - T20S, R30E, Sections 13-14,22-23; T20S, R31E, Sections 7-8,16-17,20-22,26-29; T21S, R30E, Sections 1 and 12; T21S, R31E, Sections 3,6-10,16-17 This project is located along approximately 35 miles of roads within the Pier Fire area.
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