Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2011 to 06/30/2011
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
Gypsy Moth Management in the United States: A Cooperative Approach
EIS

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/19/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 Noel Schneeberger
610-557-4121
nschneeberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: The USDA Forest Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are analyzing a range of strategies for controlling gypsy moth damage to forests and trees in the United States.
Web Link:  http://www.na.fs.fed.us/wv/eis/
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/25/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
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
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/27/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/2011 
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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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
Geothermal Leasing on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
EIS

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 04/2011 
Expected:03/2012  10/2012 Keith Whaley
760-932-7070
kwhaley@fs.fed.us 
Description: The HTNF would make approximately 662,700 acres of NFS lands administratively available for geothermal leasing. The lands to be made available include portions of the Bridgeport, Tonopah, Austin and Ely Ranger Districts.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35519
Location: UNIT - Tonopah Ranger District, Ely Ranger District, Bridgeport Ranger District, Austin Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Douglas, Lander, Lyon, Mineral, Nye, White Pine. Portions of the Bridgeport, Austin, Tonopah and Ely Ranger District.
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 05/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
11/2011 James Winfrey
775-355 5308
jwinfrey@fs.fed.us 
Description: USFS proposal to adjust the Forest Transportation System to restrict motor vehicle use to designated routes.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=27269
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
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/31/2010 
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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33651
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  Completed  Actual: 03/28/2011  03/2011 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32784
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.
McGinness Hills Geothermal Powerplant Project
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/04/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
08/2011 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33859
Location: UNIT - Austin Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Lander. McGinness Hills; northeast of Austin, Nevada.
Pete's Summit Exploration Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:08/2011  09/2011 James Rigby
775-482-6286
jrigby@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal is to for drilling on 11 drill sites and construction of Approx 3/4 mile of temp drill road. Use of 1/10 mile of overland travel. 10 of 11 drill sites with Toquima Cave Inventoried Roadless Area.
Location: UNIT - Austin Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Lander. Rutherford Canyon in northern Toquima range.
Reese River Diversion Stabilization Project
CE
- Special area management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/09/2010 
Expected:06/2011
 
09/2011 Nathan Millet
775-289-5126
nmillet@fs.fed.us 
Description:  This project would replace an existing non-functional diversion structure with a new structure that will function as a diversion for irrigation. The proposal would also close an existing access road that enters the Arc Dome Wilderness.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34315
Location: UNIT - Austin Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye. LEGAL - SE ¼ Section 34, T12N R40E. Within the Reese River watershed, approximately 9 miles south of Yomba, Nye County, 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
Aurora Area Geothermal Leasing Environmental Assessment Supplement
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/02/2007 
Expected:05/2011
 
09/2011 Keith Whaley
760-932-7070
kwhaley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest Service is reevaluating 33 sections for Geothermal leasing availability.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35765
Location: UNIT - Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Mineral. Aurora Area.
Barren Hills Geothermal Exploration Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology  On Hold  N/A  N/A Keith Whaley
760-932-7070
kwhaley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Ram 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32856
Location: UNIT - Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Mineral. Barren Hills area.
Barren Hills Geothermal Exploration—Temperature Gradient Holes
CE
- Minerals and Geology  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
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.
PMMR Clay Mine Expansion
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:11/2011  12/2011 Keith Whaley
760-932-7070
kwhaley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proponent proposes to expand the existing clay mine. One pit would be expanded and one new pit developed. clay would be trucked off forest to a rail siding in Wabuska.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35763
Location: UNIT - Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Lyon. Near East Walker River; 40 miles south of Yerington.
Pacific Crest National ScenicTrail Crossing
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/11/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 Jeffrey Weise
760-932-5824
jweise@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project would establish a motorized crossing of the Pacific Crest Trail for snowmobile traffic in winter months. Crossing of Pacific Crest Trail would be at Sonora Pass; south of California Highway 108.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34280
Location: UNIT - Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. Pacific Crest Trail at Sonora Pass; south of California Highway 108.
Pediment Gold LLC Fletcher - II Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/09/2010 
Expected:06/2011
 
06/2011 Keith Whaley
760-932-7070
kwhaley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Pediment Gold LLC proposes drilling 5 exploration holes from 5 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32855
Location: UNIT - Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Mineral. Fletcher Junction, approximately 19 miles southwest of Hawthorne, NV.
Twin Lakes Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:09/2011  05/2012 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33743
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  On Hold  N/A  N/A Margie Apodaca
775-352-1252
maapodaca@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. Project on hold while Forest Service conducts a needs assessment.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=16860
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 09/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
11/2011 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29584
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  Completed  Actual: 02/25/2011  04/2011 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 planting native seeds and brush to restore critical winter range for mule deer.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33012
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.
East Carson River Restoration
CE
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011  06/2012 Sally Champion
775-884-8116
schampion@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project involves identifying areas along the East Carson River and tributaries in California, especially around areas heavily used for dispersed recreation, that can be restored with ripairan vegetation.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34308
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Alpine. LEGAL - T 9 N, R 20 E, Sections 1, 12, 13, 14, 22: T9N, R21E, Sections 18, 20, 29, 32: T10N, R20E, Sections 2, 26, 36: T11N, R20E, Sections 26, 34,35. East Carson River corridor, near confluence with Silver Creek and Wolf Creek, downstream to California State Line in Alpine Co., California.
Genoa Foothill Trail System
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 03/07/2011  04/2011 Daniel Morris
775-884-8140
danielmorris@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will construct a new non-motorized trail system along the foothills of the Carson Range on the West side of the Carson Valley. The trail will be open to non motorized uses including hikers, bicycles, equestrians and dogs.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34695
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - T 13N – T16N R18E-19E. The project is located in the Carson Range West of the Carson Valley, Southwest of Carson City, NV.,.
Jobs Peak Hazardous Fuels Reduction
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 02/09/2011  04/2011 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
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29586
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.
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 
Completed  Actual: 01/04/2011  01/2011 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30220
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).
Ophir & Lewers Creek Hazardous Fuels Reduction
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2011 
Expected:09/2011  10/2011 Beth Nabors
775-884-8120
bnabors@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest Service proposal is to treat vegetation to reduce hazardous fuels conditions and improve forest health on 2 Wildland Urban Interface parcels totaling approximately 150 acres, by cutting, piling and burning, and possible mechanical mastication
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35306
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Washoe. LEGAL - Ophir Creek: T17N, R19E, S1/2 of S1/2 of Sec 34, Mount Diablo Meridian; Lewer’s Creek:T16N, R19E, N1/2 of N1/2 of Sec 28, Mount Diablo Meridian. Washoe Valley in Washoe County, Nevada: Ophir is1.75 miles south of the intersection of US Highway 395 and Nevada State Route 429, Lewers is between Lewers and Muskgrove Creeks off Franktown Rd.
Special Use Permit Renewal - Lake Tahoe Adventures
EA
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/22/2009 
Expected:04/2011
 
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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/htnf
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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:08/2011  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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32884
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:05/2011
 
06/2011 Deanna Stever
775-289-5120
dstever@fs.fed.us 
Description: EGM proposes to drill 23 geotechnical sites, and 2 groundwater monitoring wells, using existing roads and overland travel (9,050 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.
Copper Creek Restoration Project
CE
- Watershed management  Completed  Actual: 09/03/2010  08/2011 Nathan Millet
775-289-5126
nmillet@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project will stabilize approximately 200 feet of incised channel to stabilize the stream and restore riparian function.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34774
Location: UNIT - Ely Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - White Pine. Copper Creek, located southwest of Ellison Guard Station.
Ely Ranger District Wilderness Management Plan
EA
- Land management planning
- Recreation management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Joshua Simpson
775-289-5129
jtsimpson@fs.fed.us 
Description: USFS proposal to guide management of Ely Ranger District Wilderness. Project has been withdrawn by the Forest Service but may be initiated at a later date.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=25193
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 05/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
03/2012 Vernon Keller
775-355-5356
vkeller@fs.fed.us 
Description: USFS proposal to reauthorize livestock grazing on 7 cattle and 1 sheep allotment. Grazing would not be authorized on 3 vacant cattle allotments 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:06/2011
 
06/2011 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=28156
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  Completed  Actual: 03/22/2011  04/2011 Joshua Nicholes
775-289-5145
jnicholes@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:05/2011
 
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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29280
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
Buckhorn Ridge pipeline
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:07/2011  07/2011 Joseph Padilla
775-752-3357
jnpadilla@fs.fed.us 
Description: permit the permittee to cross NFS lands with a pipeline enroute to BLM and/or private lands.
Location: UNIT - Jarbidge Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. LEGAL - Nevada: T 45N R 61E Sections 3 and 5: T 46N R 61E Sections 10, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29,32, 34. FS portion is T 46N R 61E Sections 10, 14, 15, 16. follows a road across permit permitted to Bert Brackett.
Elko Grade Improvement Project
CE
- Road management  Completed  Actual: 02/28/2011  03/2011 Douglas Clarke
775-778-6127
dclarke@fs.fed.us 
Description: Road improvements along 2 miles of county road 752 between Charleston and Jarbidge to improve road drainage.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34240
Location: UNIT - Jarbidge Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. Along Forest System Road #56748 between Charleston and Jarbidge.
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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=2837
Location: UNIT - Jarbidge Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. Jarbidge Ranger District.
Pavlak Mine Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2011 
Expected:07/2011  08/2011 Scott Richey
775-778-6117
srichey@fs.fed.us 
Description: UMINES Company LLC is proposing to drill long holes underground from three drill stations. Surface use proposed is to place a compressor and generator near the mine portal. A camp trailer would be placed near the site for the workmen.
Location: UNIT - Jarbidge Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. LEGAL - T46N R58E Sections 21 and 28. Jarbidge Mining District, one mile south of the town of Jarbidge.
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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
Island Mountain Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/20/2010 
Expected:06/2011
 
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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32774
Location: UNIT - Mountain City Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. Island Mountain Mining District.
Jim Boy Placer
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2011 
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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33730
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:04/2011
 
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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=23059
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:04/2011
 
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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=26089
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:05/2011
 
09/2011 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)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32773
Location: UNIT - Mountain City Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. Confluence of Rattlesnake Canyon and Bruneau River.
Tipperary North Fork Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/27/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
09/2011 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33728
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.
Trail Creek Powerline Spur Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 02/28/2011  03/2011 Douglas Clarke
775-778-6127
dclarke@fs.fed.us 
Description: Raft River Cooperative has proposed to install a new powerline spur in the vicinity of the Trail Creek Road. Purpose of the spur is to bring power to an existing telephone equipment cabinet. Powerline is for 2 power poles and is 300 ft in length.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35127
Location: UNIT - Mountain City Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. Junction of State route 22 and the Trail Creek road. South of Mountain City, Nevada.
Western Exploration's Wood Gulch Exploration
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:01/2012  08/2012 Glen Davis
775-778-6108
gddavis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Multi-year exploration using existing roads and constructing new over a ten year duration. Project will be phased with proposed phase 1 road construction of .83 miles and surface disturbance of 2.5 acres. Total of 100 acres over plan duration.
Location: UNIT - Mountain City Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. LEGAL - Sec. 14, 23, 24, 25, 26, 35 & 36 T$$n, R53E MDB& M. Located at and around old Wood Gulch Mine.
Western Exploration, Doby George Exploration Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:12/2011  07/2012 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33724
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. South of Maggie Summit - 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
Bellview Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 01/11/2011  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.
Warms Springs Fuels Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:09/2011  10/2011 Troy Phelps
775-778-6121
tdphelps@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest Service is proposing to reduce vegatative fuel loading on federally managed lands in the southern portion of the East Humboldt range. Approximately 7,500 acres are proposed to be treated mechanically and / or with prescribed fire.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35662
Location: UNIT - Ruby Mountains Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. Southern portionof the East Humboldt Mountain Range.
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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
- 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33805
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.
Martin Basin Rangeland Project
EIS
- Grazing management  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 03/11/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 07/2011 
Expected:07/2011
Actual: 10/30/2009
06/02/2006 
03/2012 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=2470
Location: UNIT - Santa Rosa Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Humboldt. Santa Rosa Mountain Range.
Stocks Creek Watershed Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/25/2010 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 Boyd Hatch
435-896-1015
bhatch@fs.fed.us 
Description: XXXX
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35546
Location: UNIT - Santa Rosa Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Humboldt. Stocks Creek; 25 miles north of Paradise Valley in Holloway Meadows.
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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  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/30/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 Jane Schumacher
702-839-5560
jaschumacher@fs.fed.us 
Description: The FS proposes to close areas adjacent to the Archery Range parking area to dispersed camping and authorize a Special Use Permit to Camp Stimson for parking.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31132
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  Completed  Actual: 03/07/2011  06/2011 Jane Schumacher
702-839-5560
jaschumacher@fs.fed.us 
Description: The FS proposes to remove the existing Cathedral Rock Picnic Area 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=21021
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  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/20/2010 
Expected:05/2011
 
07/2011 Jane Schumacher
702-839-5560
jaschumacher@fs.fed.us 
Description: USFS proposal to develop two new connector trails to Cathedral Rock Overlook and South Loop Trails, and make improvements to existing trails. Project may include signs and benches along the 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, adjacent to Cathedral Rock Picnic Area.
Deer Creek Water System Project
EA
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:05/2012  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 as a back-up water source for Mahogany and Hilltop Campgrounds and the Clark County Youth Camp.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32900
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 Reconstruction Project
EA
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:04/2013  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.
Lovell Road Improvement Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Road management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011  06/2011 Jane Schumacher
702-839-5560
jaschumacher@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed road improvements to Lovell Road from its intersection with SR 160 approx 11 miles to its terminus, to install low water crossings, flatten cut slopes, widen shoulders, reconstruct a failing berm, and make improvements to cutbanks.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35451
Location: UNIT - Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Clark. LEGAL - T 21 and 22 S, R 57 E. 11 miles of partially paved road running from SR 160 to its terminus at a private youth camp.
Mount Potosi Guzzlers Special Use Permit Project
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 01/31/2011  01/2011 Jane Schumacher
702-839-5560
jaschumacher@fs.fed.us 
Description: The FS proposes to issue a Special Use Permit to NV Dept. of Wildlife to construct three gallinaceous guzzlers to provide permanent water sources for small game and wildlife populations with the intent of improving upland game bird hunting.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34546
Location: UNIT - Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Clark. LEGAL - T 23 S, R 57 E, Sects. 13 and 24, T 23 S, R 58 E, Sec. 19. Western slop of the Spring Mountains, south of State Route 160 near Mount Potosi in Clark County, Nevada.
Upper Kyle Trailhead Improvement Project
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/07/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
08/2011 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31151
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
Bolo Exploration Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2011 
Expected:09/2011  10/2011 James Rigby
775-482-6286
jrigby@fs.fed.us 
Description: Operator proposes to drill at up to 79 drill sites. Up to approximately 3 miles of temporary road will be built to access drill sites. Project located within the 4 mile Inventoried roadless Area
Location: UNIT - Tonopah Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye. Hot Creek Range near mouth of Hot and Wood Creek Canyons.
CX Mineral Exploration Project
CE
- 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33927
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:04/2011
 
06/2011 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32958
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:04/2011
 
06/2011 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32960
Location: UNIT - Tonopah Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye. In Green Monster Canyon along the east side Monitor Range.
Longstreet
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/27/2010 
Expected:05/2011
 
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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33926
Location: UNIT - Tonopah Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye. Windy Canyon in the south end of Monitor Mountains.
Timber Hill Mineral Exploration Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/16/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2011 
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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33886
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:04/2011
 
06/2011 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29225
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.
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