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.
Lassen Creek Watershed Forest Health and Restoration Project Phase
Landscape level analysis to address timber, range, wildlife habitat. Due to major revision of analysis area, proposed actions, etc, project will be rescoped in September of 2013.
Barry Point South Salvage Project
This project will study the environmental effects of salvaging approximately 1650 acres of the most severely burned areas of the Barry Point Fire and replanting up to 1500 acres. Approx. 3.5 miles of road will be decommissioned.
Clear Lake Sage-grouse Habitat Improvement Project - Phase II
The Forest is proposing to treat approximately 4,600 acres under the Clear Lake Sage-grouse Habitat Improvement Project ? Phase II (CL Phase II) by hand felling and lopping juniper with about 180 acres of pile and burning within the units .
Devil's Garden Plateau Wild Horse Territory Management Plan Update
This project will update the Wild Horse Territory Management Plan approved in 1980 and the Modoc NF Land and Resource Management Plan in 1991. This plan will guide the management of wild horses in this area for the next 15 - 20 years.
Homestead Forest Health Project
Selective thinning to favor retainment and regeneration of Washoe/ponderosa pines. Patch harvesting to favor regeneration of white bark pine. Thinning to reduce stocking in lodgepole pine stands. Prescribed fire to restore Washoe/ponderosa stands.
Lava Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project
This project, last entered as the Lava Vegetation Treatment Project, is within an energy corridor WUI and spotted owl habitat. It is a fuels reduction project to protect the power lines and habitat for the owls from catastrophic wildland fires.
Sagebrush Pasture Division Fence and Reservoirs
The project consists of constructing two fences and two stockponds to better manage livestock grazing within the sagebrush pasture.
South Warner Grazing Analysis
The Warner Mtn./Devil's Garden District Ranger proposes to authorize livestock grazing on three allotments located on the Warner Mtn. Ranger District on the Modoc National Forest.
Tucker, Harvey Jones, and Red Lake Well Project
Three wells, along with storage tanks, troughs, and pipeline, would be installed to provide permanent water sources within the Carr and Tucker Allotments.
Knobcone Butte Thinning Project
Thin pine and cedar up to 21" in diameter over approximately 2504 acres to reduce wildfire hazard and to increase overall forest health.
Clear Lake Hills/Doublehead Habitat Maintenance
Harvest of all juniper 12" Dbh and smaller. Lopping and scattering of trees to height of 3' or less.
This project will be incorporated into the Clear Lake Sage Grouse Habitat Improvement Project - Phase I. See "Other Project Information".
Matrix Thinning Project
Mechanized thinning of trees 12" and below to maintain or increase growth rates of residual trees, lower the risk to insect related mortality, and lower the risk of loss to high severity wildfire.