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)
- Stanislaus National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Stanislaus National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Stanislaus National Forest, Calaveras Ranger District
- Stanislaus National Forest, Groveland Ranger District
- Stanislaus National Forest, Mi-Wok Ranger District
- Stanislaus National Forest, Summit 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
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.
Stanislaus 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
Stanislaus National Forest Over-Snow Vehicle (OSV) Use Designation
EIS
- Recreation management
- Facility management
- Road management
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
06/26/2015
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
07/2018
Expected: 08/2019 09/2019 Beth Martinez
209-288-6307
bethmartinez@fs.fed.us
Description: The Stanislaus National Forest is evaluating its existing management of oversnow vehicle (OSV) use. The goal of this project is to designate system roads, trails and areas where OSV use will be allowed or prohibited.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46311
Location: UNIT - Stanislaus National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Alpine, Calaveras, Mariposa, Tuolumne. LEGAL - Not Applicable Forestwide
Stanislaus 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
Rim Range Infrastructure Phase 2
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Grazing management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2018
Expected: 06/2018 06/2018 Dawn Coultrap
209-288-6315
decoultrap@fs.fed.us
Description: Fence construction (approx. 1.6 miles), water developments (4 troughs or guzzlers), cattleguard installation (4 cattleguards), and new corral construction (3 corrals).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53252
Location: UNIT - Mi-Wok Ranger District, Groveland Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Not Applicable Multiple locations on grazing allotments affected by the 2013 Rim Fire. Map available on request.
Twomile Ecological Restoration: Transportation
EA
- Recreation management
- Road management
On Hold N/A N/A Chris Sorensen
209-586-3234 ext 616
csorensen02@fs.fed.us
Description: Physical road actions and access designation changes to minimize resource damage and move the road system toward one that can be efficiently maintained while also providing access for management and public use.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39774
Location: UNIT - Mi-Wok Ranger District, Groveland Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 34-36 T3N R17E; Sec 31-33 T3N R18E; Sec 1-4, 9-16, 22-26, 36 T2N R17E; Sec 4-8, 17-20, 29-32 T2N R18E; Sec 5-6 T1N R18E Hull Creek, Twomile Creek and Clavey River
Stanislaus National Forest, Calaveras Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Arnold-Avery Healthy Forest Restoration
CE
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/02/2018
Expected: 07/2018 08/2018 Alaina Osimowicz
209-813-6040
aosimowicz@fs.fed.us
Description: Improve forest health, reduce hazardous fuels, and abate hazardous trees on up to 3,000 acres within the wildland-urban interface by commercial and pre-commercial thinning, prescribed burning, and constructing and/or maintaining fuelbreaks.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53093
Location: UNIT - Calaveras Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Calaveras. LEGAL - Sec 13, 25, 36, T5N R14E; Sec 7, 8, 11-15, 17-21, 24, 27-30, T5N R15E; Sec 18, T5N R16E; Sec 1, 12-14, 23, 24, T4N R14E; Sec 18, T4N R15E Wildland-urban interface (WUI) near the communities of Arnold and Avery.
Black Springs Campground
EA
- Recreation management
- Road management
In Progress
Comment Period
06/14/2016
Expected: 08/2018 09/2018 Jose Hernandez
209-813-6010
joselhernandez@fs.fed.us
Description: Campground improvements converting existing use area to a developed recreation site.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47053
Location: UNIT - Calaveras Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Calaveras. LEGAL - Sec 15 T6N R16E Road 7N23 north of Highway 4 between Cottage Springs and Bear Valley
Candy Rock Quarry Management
EIS
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Kathryn Wilkinson
209-288-6321
kkwilkinson@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a permanent Forest Order with limitations on recreational target shooting at the Candy Rock Quarry.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37952
Location: UNIT - Calaveras Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Calaveras. LEGAL - Sec 20 T4N R15E Two acres off 4N73Y, accessed from Candy Rock Road (4N80Y) and Highway 4
Last Chance
CE
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/06/2016
Expected: 03/2018 04/2018 Joseph Aragon
928-443-8285
jwaragon@fs.fed.us
Description: Conduct hazardous fuels reduction over approximately 433 acres on the Calaveras Ranger District. Treatments will include mechanical shredding / mastication, hand thinning, and pile burning.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53314
Location: UNIT - Calaveras Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Calaveras. LEGAL - Not Applicable Township 4N, Range 14E, Sections 20,29,30,31
Slick Rock Jeep Road Reroute
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2018
Actual: 04/02/2018
07/2018 Jeffery Hilson
209-813-6025
jhilson@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct about 1.0 mile 4WD trail on National Forest land bypassing a 0.75 mile segment of Forest Road 07N17 on private property. Install signs and gates on each end of the bypassed segment of 07N17.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50544
Location: UNIT - Calaveras Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Alpine. LEGAL - Sec 9 T7N R18E Stanislaus National Forest; Alpine County, CA; Route located in the Lake Alpine Recreation Areas, south of Highway 4 and southeast of Lake Alpine.
Stanislaus National Forest, Groveland Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
City of Berkeley Tuolumne Camp Permit
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/21/2015
Est. Comment Period
02/2018
Expected: 10/2018 04/2019 Beth Martinez
209-532-3671 x 320
bethmartinez@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a permit for reconstruction, occupancy, use and maintenance of the City of Berkeley Tuolumne Camp which was completely destroyed by the 2013 Rim Fire.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46690
Location: UNIT - Groveland Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 31 T1S R19E 31585 Hardin Flat Road
Ferretti Non-Motorized Trails
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/21/2015
Expected: 03/2018 04/2018 Michael Jow
209-962-7825 x 529
mjow@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct and designate 3.5 miles of non-motorized multi-use (pedestrian, equestrian and bicycle) and 15 miles of non-motorized bicycle only National Forest System Trails.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47313
Location: UNIT - Groveland Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mariposa, Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 19-20, 29-30 T1S R17E Adjacent to Pine Mountain Lake between Ferretti Road and Big Creek Shaft Road
Reliable Power Project
EA
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Michael Jow
209-962-7825 x 529
mjow@fs.fed.us
Description: Vegetation management, along power transmission lines operated by Hetch Hetchy Water and Power, to meet North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) standards and improve the reliability of the power transmission system.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39778
Location: UNIT - Groveland Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - T1S R16-18E Transmission lines from Early Intake and Holm Power Plants to Moccasin
Sierra Mac River Trips Road Encroachment Improvement Project
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/10/2017
Expected: 02/2018 03/2018 Christine Meyers
(209)288-6305
cpmeyers@fs.fed.us
Description: Improve road encroachment onto CA HWY 120(Caltrans easement)by widening existing driveway, grading and graveling approx. 210' no wider than 20' to enhance ingress/egress and to meet commercial driveway requirements of Tu. Co.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52073
Location: UNIT - Groveland Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - T1S., R18E., Sec. 29 Private parcel adjacent to NFS lands, on Hwy 120, just NW of Rainbow Pools DUA
Stanislaus National Forest, Mi-Wok Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Rock Creek Healthy Forest Restoration Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2018
Expected: 07/2018 10/2018 Adam Rich
209-965-3434
arich@fs.fed.us
Description: Improve forest health, reduce hazardous fuels, and abate hazardous trees on up to 3,000 acres by commercial and noncommercial thinning, prescribed burning, and vegetation maintenance of roadsides and fuelbreaks.
Location: UNIT - Mi-Wok Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - T4N R18 E Sec. 25, 26, 34, 35 and T3N R18E Sec. 1 - 4, 8 -12, 13-17, 20-23, 27-29 and T3N R19E Sec. 5-9, 17, 18 Approximately 8 miles east of Highway 108 out of Long Barn, CA
Stanislaus National Forest, Summit Ranger District R5 - Pacific Southwest Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
BEH Rangeland Allotments
EIS
- Grazing management On Hold N/A N/A Crispin Holland
209-288-6318
cholland@fs.fed.us
Description: In order to allow more interactions with stakeholders, the Forest Supervisor withdrew the Draft ROD for the Bell Meadow (B), Eagle Meadow (E) and Herring Creek (H) allotments on August 29, 2016. The BEH project is on hold until further notice.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33836
Location: UNIT - Summit Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Not Applicable Portions of the Clavey, South Fork Stanislaus and Middle Fork Stanislaus River watersheds
Cow Creek Water System Access
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Jesika Ellis-D'Orsay
209-965-3434 ext 5312
jmellis@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue permit to construct 0.15 mile of road to access well and pump for Cow Creek Recreation Residence Tract Association.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42116
Location: UNIT - Summit Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - SW1/4 Sec 27 T5N R18E Cow Creek Recreation Residence Tract, behind cabins 45, 47 and 49
Gap Prescribed Burn
CE
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
On Hold N/A N/A Greg Cox
209-965-3434
gccox@fs.fed.us
Description: Prescribed burn of 640 acres to reduce natural fuel build-up and mimic historic fire regimes for a mixed conifer type ecosystem.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42800
Location: UNIT - Summit Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 13-14, 22-24 T4N R17E One half mile south of Beardsley Lake
Pinecrest Campgrounds
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Comment Period
05/09/2016
Expected: 08/2018 05/2019 Sarah LaPlante
603-536-6237
slaplante@fs.fed.us
Description: Improvements at Pinecrest and Meadowview Campgrounds including rehabilitation of the adjacent Shadow of the Me-Wuk Trail and a forest plan amendment addressing use of an adjacent parking lot.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47902
Location: UNIT - Summit Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 21-22 T4N R18E Pinecrest Campground on Pinecrest Lake Road and Meadowview Campground on Dodge Ridge Road
Pinecrest Lake Resort Manager's Residence Permit Reissue
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/20/2017
Expected: 03/2018 05/2018 Jesika Ellis-D'Orsay
209-965-3434 ext 5312
jmellis@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue permit for occupancy and maintenance of a manager's residence on lot 107 in the Pinecrest Recreation Residence Tract.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51600
Location: UNIT - Summit Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 23, T6N R20E, MDBM Pinecrest Recreation Residence Tract Lot 107
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