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.
San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) Master Special Use Permit
The Cleveland National Forest proposes to issue a Master Special Use Permit to San Diego Gas and Electric Company (SDG&E) for the operation and maintenance of existing electric distribution and transmission lines, appropriate access roads, and other appurtenant facilities.
San Luis Rey Picnic Grounds Vault Toilet Replacement
The Palomar RD proposes to install a new vault toilet and ADA path and parking space at the San Luis Rey Picnic Ground. The proposal includes the decommissioning and removal of an existing vault toilet in the floodplain of the San Luis Rey River.
Elsinore Peak Fuels Treatment
The Trabuco Ranger District proposes to create a fuels treatment area adjacent to the community of Rancho Capistrano and along the South Main Divide Road [6s07] by using mechanical treatments and burning.
Lake Morena Community Defense Project
Create and maintain defensible space on NFS lands in the vicinity of Lake Morena Village.
Mount Laguna and Pine Valley Community Defense and Healthy Forest Restoration Project
Under the Healthy Forests Restoration Act, the Descanso RD proposes a combination of mechanical, hand, and prescribed fire fuel treatments to reduce fuels in the wildland/urban interface around the communities of Mount Laguna and Pine Valley.
Palomar Mountain Vegetation Treatment Program
The Palomar RD proposes fuels reduction activities on approximately 4,010 acres within five areas of Palomar Mountain. The purpose of the projects is to reduce hazardous fuels, improve forest health, and provide community defense zones.
Silverado Fuel Break
The Trabuco Ranger District proposes to construct a fuel break 200' to 400' wide on the ridge between Silverado and Harding canyons to provide protection from wildfire for the communities in Silverado and Modjeska canyons.
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.
Trabuco District Dam Removal Project
The existing dams on Silverado, Holy Jim, Trabuco, and San Juan Creeks impede stream flow and interfere with the movements of fish and other aquatic species. Demolition of the dams is proposed to remove these obstacles to fish passage.
Vegetation Management for Indian, Munhall, and El Cariso Plantations
The Trabuco RD proposes activities to manage vegetation in the Indian, Munhall, and El Cariso Penny Pines plantations in order to enhance the health and vigor of plantation stands and reduce susceptibility to insects, diseases, wildfire, and drought.
AT&T Fiber Optic Permit Reissuance
AT&T Corp. has applied for reissuance of a special use permit for maintaining and operating pre-existing fiber optic cable lines (conduit and aerial) and poles within 18.21 acres on the Descanso Ranger District along Old Highway 80.
Cedar Creek Falls Visitor Use Management
The project authorizes a visitor use permit and other measures to address issues of public safety, resource impacts, and overcrowding in the vicinity of Cedar Creek Falls. It also includes the renewal of the current closure order for the cliffs surrounding the falls and a prohibition of alcohol for the area.
Feral Pig Damage Control Project
The Cleveland NF proposes to reduce and, where possible, eliminate further impacts from increasing numbers of non-native wild pigs on Forest Service land and water resources, including impacts to plant and animal species.
Trabuco District Legacy Aircraft Landing Zones
U.S. Marine Corps proposes to conduct aviation training operations on the Trabuco District, including four to ten Landing Zones. The activities will involve helicopters (CH-53, CH-46, AH-1, UH-1) and tilt rotor (Osprey MV-22) air craft.