Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2010 to 12/31/2010
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.
Report Contents (click to jump to a section) :
Projects Occurring Nationwide
Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest,  Austin Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest,  Bridgeport Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest,  Carson Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest,  Ely Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest,  Jarbidge Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest,  Mountain City Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest,  Ruby Mountains Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest,  Santa Rosa Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest,  Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest,  Tonopah Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

Projects Occurring Nationwide  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 12/18/2009
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2010 
Expected:11/2011
 
12/2011 Larry Hayden
202-205-1559
lhayden@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Department of Agriculture proposes to promulgate a new planning rule, which will set out the process for development, revision, and amendment of National Forest System land management plans.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/planningrule
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Agency-wide Rule.
Nationwide Aerial Application of Fire Retardant on National Forest System Lands.
EIS

           *NEW LISTING*
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/27/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 Glen Stein
208-869-5405
gstein@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service will prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement for the continued nationwide aerial application of fire retardant on National Forest System lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/retardant/index.html
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
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Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Sierra Nevada Forest Plan Amendment (SNFPA)
EIS
- Land management planning  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/19/2010
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 06/2010 
Expected:06/2010
 
06/2010 Donald Yasuda
916-640-1168
dyasuda@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prepare a narrowly focused analysis to comply with two orders issued by the Eastern District Court of California on November 4, 2009. Correct the 2004 SNFPA Final SEIS to address range of alternatives and analytical consistency issues.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/snfpa/2010seis
Location: UNIT - Eldorado National Forest All Units, Lassen National Forest All Units, Modoc National Forest All Units, Sequoia National Forest All Units, Tahoe National Forest All Units, Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit, Carson Ranger District, Bridgeport Ranger District, Plumas National Forest All Units, Sierra National Forest All Units, Stanislaus National Forest All Units, Inyo National Forest All Units. STATE - California, Nevada. COUNTY - Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, El Dorado, Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Lassen, Madera, Mariposa, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Tulare, Tuolumne, Yuba, Douglas, Esmeralda, Mineral. LEGAL - Along the Sierra Nevada Range, from the Oregon/California border south to Lake Isabella as well as lands in western Nevada. Sierra Nevada National Forests.
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Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Jarbidge , Mountain City, and Ruby Mountains Ranger Districts Combined Travel Management Project
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/07/2010
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 03/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
08/2011 James Winfrey
775-355 5308
jwinfrey@fs.fed.us 
Description: USFS proposal to adjust the Forest Transportation System to meet minimum road system requirements and to restrict motor vehicle use to designated routes.
Location: UNIT - Mountain City Ranger District, Jarbidge Ranger District, Ruby Mountains Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko, White Pine. The project will involve the NFS roads and Trails and non-system routes within the boundariesd of the Jarbidge, Ruby Mountain, and Mountain City Ranger Districts.
Northumberland Regional Mineral Expansion Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/31/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2010 
Expected:09/2011
 
09/2011 Deanna Stever
775-289-5120
dstever@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fronteer Development plans to drill up to 48 sites within a 2,375 acre exploration project boundary. The total amount of surface disturbance associated with exploration roads, drill sites, and sumps would be approximately 220 acres.
Location: UNIT - Tonopah Ranger District, Austin Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye. LEGAL - T13N R45E section 1; T13 1/2N R45E section 36; T14N R45 1/2E section 13, 24, 25, and 36; T14N R46E sections 18, 19,29,30,31 and 32; T13N R46E sections 6, 7, 8, 16, 17, 20, and 21; Mt. Diablo Meridian,. Northumberland Mine Area, Toquima Range, Nye Co. NV.
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Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest,   Austin Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Blackbird Canyon Mineral Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/21/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
11/2010 Deanna Stever
775-289-5120
dstever@fs.fed.us 
Description: Uranium Company of Nevada, LLC proposed to conduct exploration drilling at 14 sites in the Lowboy Mine area.
Location: UNIT - Austin Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - White Pine. LEGAL - Section 13, T18N, R44E and Section 19, T18N, R45E, Mount Diablo Base & Meridian, Lander Co, NV. Lowboy Mine Claims, East side of Toiyabe Range, Lander County, NV.
Buffalo Canyon Minerals Exploration
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/14/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
01/2011 Darin McDoniel
775-778-6129
darinmcdoniel@fs.fed.us 
Description: AuEx, Inc. proposes to drill exploration holes from up to 18 drill pads on the west side of the Shoshone Mountains, NE of Berlin, NV. The project would construct up to ~41,400' of new road and disturb ~ 16.6 acres over 3 years.
Location: UNIT - Austin Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye. LEGAL - T12N, R39E, Sections 15-16, 21-22, & 28 Mt. Dablo Base & Meridian. Buffalo Canyon, west side Shoshone Mountains, NE of Berlin, NV.
Lowboy Minerals Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/29/2009 
Expected:10/2010
 
10/2010 Deanna Stever
775-289-5120
dstever@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fronteer Gold proposes to explore for mineral resources at 17 drill sites. Project would require 4,925-ft of new road construction and 3,925-ft of overland travel. Approximately 3.4 acres would be disturbed.
Location: UNIT - Austin Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Lander. LEGAL - Secs. 13, 24, 25, 35, & 36, T18N, R44E; and Sec. 19, T18N, R45E. East side Toiyabe Range, approx. 2-4 miles south of U.S. Hwy 50 and approx. 6-7 miles SE of Austin, NV.
McGinness Hills Geothermal Powerplant Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/04/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2011 
Expected:03/2011
 
05/2011 Douglas Clarke
775-778-6127
dclarke@fs.fed.us 
Description: ORMAT Technologies is proposing to construct and operat a geothermal power plant northeast of Austin, Nevada. Majority of project will be on BLM administered lands. A portion of the powerline will cross National Forest System lands.
Location: UNIT - Austin Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Lander. McGinness Hills; northeast of Austin, Nevada.
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Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest,   Bridgeport Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Barren Hills Geothermal Exploration Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  On Hold  N/A  N/A Keith Whaley
760-932-7070
kwhaley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Sierra Geothermal Power proposes to explore for geothermal resources by conducting geophysical surveys and drilling observation wells in the Barren Hills area. Project temporarily on hold while operator re-evaluates project proposal.
Location: UNIT - Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Mineral. Barren Hills area.
Great Basin South Rangeland Project
EIS
- Grazing management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Vernon Keller
775-355-5356
vkeller@fs.fed.us 
Description: USFS proposal to reauthorize grazing on 11 cattle allotments, close Squaw Creek Allotment, eliminate grazing on a portion of Huntoon Allotment, shift from cattle to sheep on Aurora Allotment. 9/28/07 decision reversed on appeal; new EIS/ROD on hold.
Location: UNIT - Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - California, Nevada. COUNTY - Mono, Lyon, Mineral. Lyon and Mineral counties in Nevada and Mono County in California.
Leavitt Meadows Pack Station Permit Renewal
EA
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Jolene Williams
760-932-5820
jolenewilliams@fs.fed.us 
Description: USFS proposal to renew term permit w/o changes for the Leavitt Meadows Pack Station. Analysis cancelled for this project because Forest Service has combined Leavit Meadows and Virginia Lakes Outfitters permit renewals into one analysis.
Location: UNIT - Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. Leavitt Meadows and Middle Piute Meadows for pack station improvements, permit area includes Hoover Wilderness.
MWTC Fuels Reduction and Aspen Enhancement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 12/17/2009  10/2010 Annamaria Echeverria
760-932-5803
aecheverria@fs.fed.us 
Description: USFS proposal to 1) reduce fuels, restore natural fire regimes in conifer stands, create diversity within brush fields (660 ac); 2) restore/ enhance aspen stands (450 ac). Treatments: prescribed fire & fuelwood/mechanical conifer removal.
Location: UNIT - Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - in all or portions of Sections 11-15 and 22-24 of Township 6N, Range 22E, and Sections7 and 18 of Township 6 North, Range 23 East. The MWTC Fuels Reduction and Aspen Enhancement Project is located north of the Marine Mountain Warfare Training Center (MWTC) area off of Hwy. 108.
Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center Communications Upgrade Project
EA
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/20/2010  04/2011 Jolene Williams
760-932-5820
jolenewilliams@fs.fed.us 
Description: MCMWTC proposes to upgrade their communications infrastructure by constructing or replacing communications towers and associated facilities at 3 existing and 3 new locations in the Bridgeport Ranger District of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.
Location: UNIT - Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - Masonic T6N R26E Sec 26; Mean Peak T7N R22E Sec 2; Silver Creek T6N R22E Sec 13; Lost Cannon Creek T7N R22E Sec 24; Sweetwater T6N R24E Sec 8; Little Wolf Creek T6N R22E Sec 20,29. Mean Peak, Masonic, and Sweetwater Communication Sites, plus 3 new sites at Silver Creek, Little Wolf Creek, and Lost Cannon Creek, all in Bridgeport Ranger District of Humboldt-Toiyabe National Fores.
Pediment Gold LLC Fletcher - II Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/09/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
12/2010 Keith Whaley
760-932-7070
kwhaley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Pediment Gold LLC proposes drilling 39 exploration holes from 39 pads for mineral sampling accessed by three miles existing roads, five miles overland (cross-country) travel and 0.75 miles road construction in segments to negotiate steep terrain.
Location: UNIT - Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Mineral. Fletcher Junction, approximately 19 miles southwest of Hawthorne, NV.
Sierra Geothermal Power Barren Hills Geothermal Exploration—Temperature Gradient Holes
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/13/2009 
Expected:04/2011
 
05/2011 Keith Whaley
760-932-7070
kwhaley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Drilling of seven holes on NFS lands off-lease to 1,000 feet below ground surface from 100’ x 75’ (maximum) pads accessed by one mile of county road and 9.1 miles existing Forest Roads. Total proposed disturbance is 1.2 acres.
Location: UNIT - Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Lyon. Project is southwest of Wilson Canyon, about 14 miles south of Yerington, Lyon County, NV.
Twin Lakes Fuels Reduction Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:01/2011  09/2011 Annamaria Echeverria
760-932-5803
aecheverria@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose and need for this project is to restore stand health, reduce wildfire severity. It is proposed to conduct fuels reduction treatment on approximatley 1500 acres around the Twin Lakes area.
Location: UNIT - Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - Township 5 South, Range 30 East, ... Range 28 East, M.D.B. & M., county of Mono, state of California . The Project Area includes National Forest System lands within the Twin Lakes drainage. The project area is approximately 10 miles north of Bridgeport, CA.
Virginia Lake Pack Outfit and Leavitt Meadows Pack Station Permit Renewals
EA
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:12/2011  12/2011 Jolene Williams
760-932-5820
jolenewilliams@fs.fed.us 
Description: USFS proposal to issue new term permit to replace expired permits for both Virginia Lake Pack Outfit and Leavitt Meadows Pack Station Permits. No changes to the authorized facilities or increases in the scope of operations are proposed.
Location: UNIT - Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - T2N, R25E, S5. Virginia Lakes, approx 18 miles south of Bridgeport, CA; and Leavitt Meadows, permit areas includes Hoover Wilderness.
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Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest,   Carson Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Arrowhawk Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/22/2009
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 11/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
04/2011 Beth Nabors
775-884-8120
bnabors@fs.fed.us 
Description: USFS proposal to reduce wildfire hazard & restore aspen stands w/in Reno's Wildland Urban Interface: thin brush & conifer stands, using equip & crews to cut, pile, burn or remove vegetation; graze livestock to control invasive, non-native fine fuel.
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Washoe. LEGAL - The legal description is T19N, R19E sections 31 and 32; T18N, R19E sections 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 15, 16, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30, 32, 33 and 34; T17N, R19E sections 4 and 5, Mount Diablo Meridian. The project area is located adjacent to south & west Reno, Nevada including the communities of Mt Rose, Arrow Creek, Caughlin Ranch, and Logan Meadows residences.
Canepa Ranch Habitat Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/11/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
10/2010 Maureen Easton
775-884-8151
measton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project will restore approximately 200 acres of critical winter range for mule deer by converting pastureland to upland brush habitat types. Project activities include treatment of noxious weeds and planting native seeds and brush.
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Washoe. LEGAL - T19N R18E sections 23, 14. I-80 and Truckee River corridor near Mogul. Project is located between Steamboat Ditch and the Truckee River.
Jobs Peak Hazardous Fuels Reduction
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/26/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
11/2010 Beth Nabors
775-884-8120
bnabors@fs.fed.us 
Description: USFS proposal to masticate, hand cut, pile and burn or remove shrubs and small trees, thin conifer stands, and prescribe burn on approximately 500 acres to reduce fuels hazard within the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) of communities near Sheridan, NV
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - legal description is T12N, R19E sections4, 7, 8, 9, 16, 23, 26 and 27, Mount Diablo Meridian. The project area is located adjacent to the Jobs Peak and Sheridan Hills developments west of Gardnerville, Nevada. The project is located within the West Fork Carson River/Luther Creek watershed.
Markleevillage Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 09/30/2010  10/2010 Amanda Brinnand
775-884-8142
abrinnand@fs.fed.us 
Description: USFS proposal to reduce hazardous fuels on about 700 acres around Markleeville, Markleevillage, & Shay Creek. Treatments would include thinning brush and conifers (including pinyon pine) up to 24" dbh, and prescribed burning.
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Alpine. LEGAL - T10N, R20E, sections 19, 20, 29, 30, 31 and 32. T10N, R19E, sections 23 and 24. MDM. Located adjacent to the at-risk community of Markleville and the subdivisions of Markleevillage, Shay Creek, Thornburg and Carson Ridge, Alpine County, California.
Monitor Pass Aspen Enhancement
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/29/2010 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 Amanda Brinnand
775-884-8142
abrinnand@fs.fed.us 
Description: USFS proposal to enhance and expand aspen stands while reducing fuels on 800 acres near Monitor Pass, Alpine County. Treatments would include removal of encroaching conifers & mature aspen through fuelwood permits and prescribed burning.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r4/htnf/projects
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Alpine. LEGAL - T10N, R21E, sec 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 33, 34, 35, 36 and T10N, R22E, sec 19, 30, 32. MDM. Monitor Pass off of State Highway 4 in Alpine County, California.
Mt. Rose Tracts Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/28/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
11/2010 Beth Nabors
775-884-8120
bnabors@fs.fed.us 
Description: USFS proposal for fuels reduction on approximately 800 acres using mechanical equipment and chainsaws to thin small trees and shrubs to modify wildfire hazard near residences and other developments. Wet season prescribed burning is being considered.
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Washoe. LEGAL - T18N, R19E sections 11, 25, 26, 27, 34, & 36; T18N, 20E sections 30 & 32; T17N, 20 E section 6. Project area is located 10 miles south of downtown Reno, NV within 33 National Forest parcels separate from the main body of the forest, distributed on both sides of Mt. Rose Highway (State Route 431).
Rim to Reno Trail System
EA
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 07/16/2010  07/2010 Daniel Morris
775-884-8140
danielmorris@fs.fed.us 
Description: Planning and construction of approximately 29 miles of a non-motorized trail system in or connecting to the Mt. Rose Wilderness near Reno, Nevada on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r4/htnf/
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Washoe. LEGAL - Multiple Sections in T 17-19.N. and R 18-19 E in an area between CA/NV state line east to Reno urban interface and between Interstate 80 and Nevada State Highway 431. In and connecting to the Mt. Rose Wilderness west of Reno, Nevada on the Humbolt-Toiyabe National Forest, Carson Ranger District.
Special Use Permit Renewal - Lake Tahoe Adventures
EA
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/22/2009 
Expected:12/2010
 
10/2011 Marnie Bonesteel
775-352-1240
mbonesteel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Lake Tahoe Adventures has requested renewal of its outfitter/guide permit for guided snowmobile tours in the Hope Valley area of the Carson Ranger District. New permit would be eligible for a term of 10 years.
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Alpine. Hope Valley/Blue Lakes Road area of Carson Ranger District.
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Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest,   Ely Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Barrier and Streambank Restoration on Silver Creek
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:12/2010  09/2011 Kathleen Johnson
775-289-5121
kathyjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project consists of the placement of a barrier on Silver Creek to prevent the movement of non-native trout upstream and stream bank restoration prior to the re-introduction of Bonneville cutthroat trout, the native species to the Silver Creek.
Location: UNIT - Ely Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - White Pine. LEGAL - T15N, R69E, Section 22. Mount Moriah Mountain Range.
Centennial Geotechnical Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/24/2009 
Expected:11/2010
 
03/2011 Deanna Stever
775-289-5120
dstever@fs.fed.us 
Description: EGM proposes to drill 3 exploration sites, 23 geotechnical sites, and 2 groundwater monitoring wells, using existing roads, overland travel (9,050 ft) and constructed roads (1,600 ft), duration of less than one year.
Location: UNIT - Ely Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - White Pine. LEGAL - T16N, R57E, Sections 7, 8, 16, 17 & 21. Mt Hamilton Mine, White Pine County, Nevada.
Currant Mountain Bighorn Sheep Wildlife Guzzler
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 07/26/2010  11/2010 Kathleen Johnson
775-289-5121
kathyjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: USFS proposal to install a wildlife guzzler consisting of four buried tanks, a flat metal collection apron placed over the tanks, and a self-leveling drinker placed separately.
Location: UNIT - Ely Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - White Pine. LEGAL - T 11 N., R 58 E., Section 13. White Pine Mountain Range, White Pine County, NV.
Ely Ranger District Wilderness Management Plan
EA
- Land management planning
- Recreation management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Joshua Simpson
775-289-5129
jtsimpson@fs.fed.us 
Description: USFS proposal to guide management of Ely Ranger District Wilderness, including Standards and Guidelines to limit group size, encourage uses away from pristine and primitive zones, & allow management actions that promote Wilderness resources.
Location: UNIT - Ely Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - White Pine. LEGAL - Wilderness Areas Located on the Ely Ranger District. Ely Ranger District, Humboldt - Toiyabe N.F.
Ely Westside Rangeland Project
EIS
- Grazing management  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 11/27/2006
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2010 
Expected:03/2011
 
03/2011 Vernon Keller
775-355-5356
vkeller@fs.fed.us 
Description: USFS proposal to reauthorize livestock grazing on 7 cattle and 1 sheep grazing allotments. Three vacant cattle allotments would be closed and a portion of the Troy Mtn. allotment would be re-opened. (White Pine, Quinn Canyon, and Grant Ranges)
Location: UNIT - Ely Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Lincoln, Nye, White Pine. White Pine, Quinn Canyon, and Grant Ranges.
North Schell Restoration Project
EA
- Watershed management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/09/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
04/2011 Carol Carlock
775-289-5128
clcarlock@fs.fed.us 
Description: USFS proposal to restore stand health, reduce wildfire severity, and promote understory regeneration in sage-steppe, mtn shrub, and aspen communities . Prescribed fire and mechanical treatments would be applied within a 78,000 acre project boundary.
Location: UNIT - Ely Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - White Pine. FS boundary that runs from Schellborne Rd south to Kalamazoo Rd.
Southern Nevada Water Authority Monitoring Sites
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/28/2008 
Expected:11/2010
 
04/2011 Jose Noriega
775-289-5100
jnoriega@fs.fed.us 
Description: Southern Nevada Water Authority proposes to install 22 hydrological and meteorlogic monitoring sites on National Forest System Lands on both sides of Spring Valley in the Schell Creek Range and the area of Mt. Moriah.
Location: UNIT - Ely Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - White Pine. Various creeks and springs on the Schell Creek Range from Cleve Creek to Kalamazoo Summit. The Mt. Moriah area at Smith, Chalk, Hampton, Silver, and Negro Creeks.
Ward Mountain Campground Project
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/06/2009 
Expected:12/2010
 
05/2011 Joshua Simpson
775-289-5129
jtsimpson@fs.fed.us 
Description: USFS proposal to reconstruct the Ward Mountain Campground, including replacement of restrooms, water system improvements, shade structures; new tables and grills; improvements to roads and trails; and other improvements.
Location: UNIT - Ely Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - White Pine. LEGAL - T16N, R62E, Section 35. Ward Mountain Campground located approximately 5 miles west of Ely, Nevada.
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Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest,   Jarbidge Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Dave Creek Habitat Enhancement Project
CE
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/17/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
10/2010 Andrew Kelher
775-752-3357
akelher@fs.fed.us 
Description: USFS proposal to improve bull trout habitat by constructing a riparian pasture fence to control cattle grazing in the Dave Creek watershed. Project was originally called the Jack Creek Fence Contsruction Project.
Location: UNIT - Jarbidge Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. Headwaters of Jack Creek watershed; approximately 3 miles east of the town of Jarbidge, Nevada.
Jarbidge Ranger District Rangeland Management Project
EIS
- Grazing management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Vernon Keller
775-355-5356
vkeller@fs.fed.us 
Description: USFS proposal to reauthorize livestock grazing on 21 allotments on the Jarbidge Ranger District using updated proper use criteria. The 2009 Record of Decision was withdrawn March 19, 2010. Project is currently on hold.
Location: UNIT - Jarbidge Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. Jarbidge Ranger District.
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Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest,   Mountain City Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Coffin Creek Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 09/29/2010  06/2011 Glen Davis
775-778-6108
gddavis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Mineral exploration proposal to drill up to 2 core holes per drill site on 3 drill sites, using existing roads. Project previously proposed and cancelled (Oct 2008 SOPA). Proponent has now provided necessary information to proceed.
Location: UNIT - Mountain City Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. LEGAL - T42N, R53E, Sections 19 & 30. Located in the Independence mountian Range, 55 miles northwest of Elko in Elko county Nevada.
Hard Badger Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 09/14/2010  09/2010 Glen Davis
775-778-6108
gddavis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Baker Mines and Mining opened an old underground mine and access road for sampling and exploration purposes. Analysis/decision needed to bring the proponent into compliance with Forest Service locatable minerals regulations.
Location: UNIT - Mountain City Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. LEGAL - T44N, R57E, Sec. 11&14. approximately 65 miles north of Elko and 17 miles east of Wildhorse Reservoir, Elko County, NV.
Humboldt Mining Mineral Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 09/20/2010  09/2010 Scott Richey
775-778-6117
srichey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Humboldt Mining Company inc. proposes to conduct a surface drilling program from one to three drill sites near the abandoned Black Warrior mine site. Originally submitted as the Robison Mines Mineral Exploration Project.
Location: UNIT - Mountain City Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. LEGAL - T44N, R57E, sections 13 and 24. In the 76 Creek watershed. North of Charleston, Nevada.
Island Mountain Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/20/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
07/2011 Scott Richey
775-778-6117
srichey@fs.fed.us 
Description: ARNEVUT Resources proposes to conduct mineral exploration drilling from a maximum of 52 drill sites. No road building is involved and drill sites would be accessed by existing roads or cross country travel routes.
Location: UNIT - Mountain City Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. Island Mountain Mining District.
Jim Boy Placer
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:05/2011  07/2011 Scott Richey
775-778-6117
srichey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Mine 50 feet by 300 feet of placer gravels in Union Gulch, one section at a time. Reclaiming previously mined area as they complete the mining to bedrock. They will utilize water runoff to recover gold from the gravel, using tables and a pump.
Location: UNIT - Mountain City Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. LEGAL - Section 23, T44N, R57E. Located on Union Gulch in the Charleston Mining District.
Kilgore Gold - Mountain West Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/09/2008 
Expected:10/2010
 
08/2011 Glen Davis
775-778-6108
gddavis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Uranium exploration drilling project on 50 drill sites in previously drilled areas. Project would utilize old drill roads with no new road construction.
Location: UNIT - Mountain City Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. LEGAL - T46N, R54E, Sec. 25, 34, &36. Approximately 5 miles east of Mountain City in the California Creek drainage.
Merritt Mountain Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/29/2008 
Expected:10/2010
 
08/2011 Glen Davis
775-778-6108
gddavis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Mineral exploration drilling project to locate mineral ore body. Approximately 1500 feet of road construction and cross-country travel will be used to access 8 drill sites.
Location: UNIT - Mountain City Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. LEGAL - Section 18, T43N, R54.5E. 7 miles east northeast of Mountain City.
Rattlesnake Canyon Headcut Stabilization Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/10/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
10/2010 Michael Balen
775-778-6140
mbalen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Stabilize three headcuts on Rattlesnake Canyon; replace culvert with low-water crossing; realign road (<500 feet)
Location: UNIT - Mountain City Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. Confluence of Rattlesnake Canyon and Bruneau River.
Tipperary North Fork Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/30/2010 
Expected:03/2011
 
08/2011 Glen Davis
775-778-6108
gddavis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Drill from 61 drill sites up to 3 holes per site. Construct less than 5,000 feet of temporary road. and utilize 5,234 feet of cross-country travel to access many of the drill sites. Surface disturbance will total 10.8 acres.
Location: UNIT - Mountain City Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. LEGAL - Section 33, T43N, R54E. 55 miles north of Elko at the mouth of North Fork Canyon, Elko County, NV.
Western Exploration, Doby George Exploration Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:12/2011  04/2012 Glen Davis
775-778-6108
gddavis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Exploration is proposed to occur over 15 years. Project will use 14.6 miles of existing road and add up to 160.7 acres of new disturbance over the duration of the project, for a total disturbance of 200 acres.
Location: UNIT - Mountain City Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. LEGAL - Section 1, T44N, R53E; Section 36, T44N, R52E; Section 6, T43N, R53eE & Section 31, T44N, R53E; MDM&M. Aura Mining District, Elko County, NV.
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Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest,   Ruby Mountains Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Fronteer Development Bellview Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/18/2009 
Expected:10/2010
 
08/2011 Glen Davis
775-778-6108
gddavis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to drill at up to 10 sites, all on existing roads. No new road construction.
Location: UNIT - Ruby Mountains Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - White Pine. LEGAL - Sections 2, 11 & 12, T25N, R56E and Section 7, T25N, R57E and Section 35, T26N, R56E. West side of Ruby Mountains, 6 miles north of Bald Mountain Mine.
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Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest,   Santa Rosa Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Cabin Creek Culvert Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/28/2009 
Expected:06/2011
 
08/2011 Boyd Hatch
775-623-5025 x 119
bhatch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replacing the culvert on Route #50084 crossing Cabin Creek the culvert is not sufficient enough for fish passage and will be replaced with a proper culvert that is conducive for fish passage.
Location: UNIT - Santa Rosa Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Humboldt. LEGAL - Mount Diablo Meridian, Township 44 N, Range 40 E Section 5. Route #50084 Hinkey Summit Road were it crosses Cabin Creek.
Holloway Meadow Fence and Stocks Creek Watershed Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/05/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
10/2010 Boyd Hatch
775-623-5025 x 119
bhatch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fencing off Holloway Meadows and Stocks Creek creating a pasture that will be lightly used, also Stocks Cr. will be placing Modified Check dams to reclaim a down cut stream. Fence purpose is to protect the watershed projects, and create a pasture.
Location: UNIT - Santa Rosa Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Humboldt. LEGAL - The location of these projects is approximately 25 miles north of Paradise Valley Nevada. The legal description for these projects is Mount Diablo Meridian, Township 45 North, Range 40, Sections 14,. Holloway Meadows, on the North Fork Allotment.
Livestock Holding Facility
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/09/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
10/2010 Boyd Hatch
775-623-5025 x 119
bhatch@fs.fed.us 
Description: The facility will be corrals that will be used for holding & working livestock for short periods of time. The outside perimeter is going to be less than three acres in size will be used for holding, working, temporary feeding & caring for livestock.
Location: UNIT - Santa Rosa Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Humboldt. LEGAL - Mount Diablo Meridian, Township 43 North, Range 39 East Sections 13 and 14. Hinkey Summit Road at the Forest Service Boundary.
Martin Basin Rangeland Project
EIS
- Grazing management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Vernon Keller
775-355-5356
vkeller@fs.fed.us 
Description: USFS proposal to reauthorize livestock grazing analysis on 8 cattle allotments on the Santa Rosa Ranger District using updated proper use criteria. 10/30/09 ROD was remanded in part. Forest will prepare a Supplement containing additional analysis.
Location: UNIT - Santa Rosa Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Humboldt. Santa Rosa Mountain Range.
Santa Rosa Headcuts Project
CE
- Watershed management  Completed  Actual: 07/07/2010  08/2010 Boyd Hatch
775-623-5025 x 119
bhatch@fs.fed.us 
Description: USFS proposal to 1) control headcuts by installing rock control structure &/or step pools, & 2) reduce erosion from excessively steep banks by mechanically pulling back bank slopes, installing erosion control fabric, and seeding with native species.
Location: UNIT - Santa Rosa Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Humboldt. LEGAL - S1/2 SW1/4 Section 21 and E1/2 Section 29 T43N R40E. The vicinity of the proposed project approximately 6.5 air miles northwest of Paradise Valley on National Forest. It is within S1/2 SW1/4 Section 21 and E1/2 Section 29 T43N R40E.
Santa Rosa and Fort McDermitt Boundary Fence Construction and Reconstruction
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management
- Land ownership management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/08/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
11/2010 Boyd Hatch
775-623-5025 x 119
bhatch@fs.fed.us 
Description: A fence will be constructed between Ft. McDermitt and National Forest Service Administered lands on the North end of the Santa Rosa Ranger District, also a portion of existing fence will be reconstructed.
Location: UNIT - Santa Rosa Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Humboldt. LEGAL - Mount Diablo Meridian, Township 46 North, Range 39 East between Section 4, Township 47 North, Range 39 East, between Sec 1, 2, 21, 22, 27, 28, 33, 34, & Township 47 North, Range 40 East, Sec 4, 5 & 6. Forest Service Boundary on the North end of the District, above Devils Gate.
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Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest,   Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Archery Range Restoration Project
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:03/2011  07/2011 Jane Schumacher
702-839-5560
jaschumacher@fs.fed.us 
Description: The FS proposes to close to dispersed camping areas that are adjacent to the Archery Range parking area and authorize a Special Use Permit to Camp Stimson for parking.
Location: UNIT - Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Clark. LEGAL - Section 31, T18S, R57E, Mount Diablo Base & Meridian. On SR 158, approximately two miles south of the intersection of SR 158 and 156.
Cathedral Rock Picnic Area Rehabilitation Project
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/06/2009 
Expected:10/2010
 
07/2011 Jane Schumacher
702-839-5560
jaschumacher@fs.fed.us 
Description: USFS proposal to remove the existing Cathedral Rock infrastructure and replace it with new facilities and infrastructure, and convert a portion of the existing picnic area into trailhead parking to access adjacent trails.
Location: UNIT - Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Clark. LEGAL - Section 36, T19S, R56E, MDB&M. At the upper terminus of State Route 157 near the community of Mount Charleston.
Cathedral Rock Trails Project
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:05/2011  07/2011 Jane Schumacher
702-839-5560
jaschumacher@fs.fed.us 
Description: USFS proposal to develop at least two new connector trails to Cathedral Rock Overlook and South Loop Trails, and make improvements to existing trails. Project may include signs and benches and possible improvements to the Cathedral Rock Overlook.
Location: UNIT - Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Clark. LEGAL - Section 36, T19S, R56E, MDB&M. At the upper terminus of State Route 157 near the community of Mount Charleston.
Deer Creek Water System Project
EA
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:04/2012  07/2012 Jane Schumacher
702-839-5560
jaschumacher@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to drill a water well in the vicinity of the Deer Creek Road to supply water to Mahogany and Hilltop Campgrounds and to the Clark County Youth Camp.
Location: UNIT - Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Clark. LEGAL - T 19 S, R 57 E, Sect. 7. Vicinity of the Deer Creek County Road.
Dolomite-McWilliams-Old Mill Campgrounds Rehabilitation Project
EIS
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 12/2010 
Expected:11/2012  06/2013 Jane Schumacher
702-839-5560
jaschumacher@fs.fed.us 
Description: USFS proposal to reconstruct Dolomite and McWilliams Campgrounds and Old Mill Picnic Area in Lee Canyon; rehabilitation will include reconstruction of roads, picnic sites, camp sites, and restrooms to bring them up to USDA FS accessibility standards.
Location: UNIT - Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Clark. LEGAL - T19S R56E SEC 10 (Dolomite-McWilliams Campgrounds) and T19S R56ESEC 3 (Old Mill Picnic Area). Approximately 40 miles northwest of Las Vegas, NV, on upper Lee Canyon Road, State Route 156.
Upper Kyle Trailhead Improvement Project
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/18/2004 
Expected:04/2011
 
07/2011 Jane Schumacher
702-839-5560
jaschumacher@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to close the parking areas at Mary Jane Falls and Old Ski Tow in upper Kyle Canyon and construct a parking lot at the intersection of Echo Road and Forest Road 111.
Location: UNIT - Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Clark. LEGAL - T19S R56E, Section 26. Approximately 44 miles north of Las Vegas, NV, corner of Echo Rd. (FR 111) and NV SR 157.
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Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest,   Tonopah Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Big Ten/ Hat Peak Wildlife Habitat Improvment Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/15/2009 
Expected:10/2010
 
10/2010 Carol Carlock
775-289-5128
clcarlock@fs.fed.us 
Description: USFS prescribed fire proposal to treat natural fuels and improve stand/wildlife habitat on approximately 4,500 acres of pinyon/juniper habitat
Location: UNIT - Tonopah Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye. LEGAL - T7N, R46E Sections 19-20, 29-32, T7N, R54E Sections 13-14, 23-25, 35 T6N R46E, Sections 5-6, T6N R45E Section 1. Monitor Range on the Tonopah Ranger District.
CX Mineral Exploration Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/03/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
05/2011 James Rigby
775-482-6286
jrigby@fs.fed.us 
Description: Ranger Resources Corporation proposes to drill at up to 14 drill sites. Activity will occur on existing roads and by using overland travel. No new roads will be constructed. A portion of the project will be in an existing Inventoried Roadless Area.
Location: UNIT - Tonopah Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye. Corcoran Canyon in Toquima Mountain Range.
Dry Canyon Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/05/2009 
Expected:12/2010
 
02/2011 James Rigby
775-482-6286
jrigby@fs.fed.us 
Description:  AuEx Resources proposes to drill at 4 drill sites. Existing roads, cross-country travel routes, and new road construction (approx. 399-ft.) will be used to access all drill sites. Project located within the Table Mtn East Inventoried Roadless Area.
Location: UNIT - Tonopah Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye. Within the Dry Creek watershed on the east side of the Monitor Range.
Green Monster Minerals Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/05/2009 
Expected:12/2010
 
05/2011 James Rigby
775-482-6286
jrigby@fs.fed.us 
Description: AuEx Inc. proposes to drill 16 exploration holes from 14 drill sites. Existing roads, cross-country travel routes and temporary roads would be used to access the drill sites. Project partly within the Table Mountain East Inventoried Roadless area.
Location: UNIT - Tonopah Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye. In Green Monster Canyon along the east side Monitor Range.
Hannapah Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 09/15/2010  07/2011 James Rigby
775-482-6286
jrigby@fs.fed.us 
Description: Dimension Rresources (USA) Inc. proposes exploration drilling in up to 20 holes in the Hannapah area of Nye Co., NV. Majority of project area is within an IRA using existing roads and cross-country travel; no new roads will be constructed.
Location: UNIT - Tonopah Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye. LEGAL - Secs 1, 2, 11, 12, & 13, T3N, R45E, and Secs 6 , 7, & 18, T3N, R46E, Nye Co., NV. Old Hannapah mining area, Monitor Range, Nye Co., NV.
Little White Sage II Exploration project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 08/20/2010  10/2010 James Rigby
775-482-6286
jrigby@fs.fed.us 
Description: Dobson Exploration LLC proposes minerals exploration drilling in up to 3 drill holes in Little White Sage Canyon, Monitor Range, Nye Co, NV
Location: UNIT - Tonopah Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye. LEGAL - Sec. 14, T7N, R45E, Nye Co., NV. Little White Sage Canyon, Monitor Range, Nye Co., NV.
Longstreet
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/27/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
06/2011 James Rigby
775-482-6286
jrigby@fs.fed.us 
Description: Star Gold proposes drilling at up to 60 drill sites from 3 separate areas within Windy Canyon. Exploration to be conducted along existing roads, by cross-country travel and by helicopter. A portion of the project is within the Georges Canyon IRA.
Location: UNIT - Tonopah Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye. Windy Canyon in the south end of Monitor Mountains.
Mustang Hill Mineral Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  On Hold  N/A  N/A James Rigby
775-482-6286
jrigby@fs.fed.us 
Description: Round Mountain Gold Corp. proposes to explore for minerals at up to 8 drill sites. Approx. 1200-ft of new temporary access road would be constructed, along with use of existing roads. Total surface disturbance planned:1 acre.
Location: UNIT - Tonopah Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye. LEGAL - Sec. 18, T8N, R44E. Mustang Hill area, Toquima Range, apprx. 1 west of Manhattan, NV.
Timber Hill Mineral Exploration Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:07/2011  09/2011 James Rigby
775-482-6286
jrigby@fs.fed.us 
Description: Round Mountain Gold proposes to conduct exploration at up to 34 drill sites. Approximately 18,300 feet of temporatry drill road would be built to access the drill sites.
Location: UNIT - Tonopah Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye. Approximately miles 3 miles southwest of Manhattan, Nevada; west of Barrel Springs.
Wagon Mineral Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/08/2009 
Expected:12/2010
 
05/2011 James Rigby
775-482-7887
jrigby@fs.fed.us 
Description: Newmont Mining Corporation is proposing to drill at six drill sites. Up to 4,400 feet of new road would be built and 2.3 miles of cross country travel routes would be utilized.
Location: UNIT - Tonopah Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye. LEGAL - Secs. 11,13 and 24 of T10n, R48E. 2 miles South of Green Monster Canyon. East side of Monitor Range.
Ziggurat Minerals Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 09/28/2010  10/2010 James Rigby
775-482-6286
jrigby@fs.fed.us 
Description: New West Gold USA, Inc. proposal to drill 11 holes on 10 drill pads, using existing roads and constructing ~1,600 ft temp spur road off USFS Roads 397 & 398, east of Smoky Valley Hwy (SR 376), Toquima Range. ~1.5 ac surface disturbance, w/i IRA.
Location: UNIT - Tonopah Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye. LEGAL - Sec 31, T13N, R45E, and Secs. 35 & 36, T13N, R441/2E, Mt. Diablo Base & Meridian, in Nye Co., NV. West flank Toquima Range (north).
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