Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2011 to 12/31/2011
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, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/19/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
01/2012 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, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)  

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Ann Mineral Exploration Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/25/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
07/2012 James Rigby
775-482-6286
jrigby@fs.fed.us 
Description: Halliburton Energy Services proposes to conduct mineral exploration at up to 12 drill sites. Project would occur on pre-exisiting disturbances. No new road construction is needed.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36889
Location: UNIT - Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest All Units. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye. Toquima mountain range, approximately 2 miles East of Mount Wilson.
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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
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 04/15/2011
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 10/2011 
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:
FEIS NOA in Federal Register 08/05/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
04/2012 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:04/2012
 
05/2012 Deanna Stever
775-289-5120
dstever@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fronteer Development plans to drill up to 46 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 13.5 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
Cow Creek Stream and Meadow Improvement Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/06/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
10/2011 Steven Williams
775-964-2671
swilliams01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Meadow restoration project.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36270
Location: UNIT - Austin Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye. LEGAL - Section 33 T12N R40E and Section 4 T11N R40E. Indian Creek and Cow Creek.
Firestone Cabin Spring Mineral Exploration Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:02/2012  04/2012 Deanna Stever
775-289-5120
dstever@fs.fed.us 
Description: 1859 Nevada Inc. (Firestone Ventures) proposes to conduct exploration drilling at 10 sites on Forest Service Lands near Cabin Springs in the Monitor Range. Two of the sites are in an inventories Roadless Area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36883
Location: UNIT - Austin Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye. LEGAL - Sect. 20, T14N, R50E, Mount Diablo Base Meridian. Cabin Spring, Monitor Range, Nye Co, Nevada.
Golden Brew Mineral Exploration Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2011 
Expected:03/2012  03/2012 Deanna Stever
775-289-5120
dstever@fs.fed.us 
Description: Tatmar Ventures proposes to conduct exploration drilling at 8 sites on National Forest Lands near Porter, Brewer, and Knox Canyons of the Toiyabe Range. Six sites are within an Inventoried Roadless Area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36880
Location: UNIT - Austin Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Lander. LEGAL - Sect. 4, T15N, R42E and Sects. 14, 23, 26, 33 and 34, T16N, R42E: Mount Diablo Base Meridian. Porter, Brewer and Knox Canyons of the Toiyabe Range, Lander Co., Nevada.
McGinness Hills Geothermal Powerplant Project
EA
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/22/2011  09/2011 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
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/12/2011 
Expected:03/2012
 
05/2012 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35685
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:11/2011
 
11/2011 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
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/06/2011 
Expected:02/2012
 
04/2012 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.
Long Doctor Sage Grouse Habitat Improvement Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2011 
Expected:01/2012  05/2012 Sherri Lisius
760-932-5853
sherrilisius@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of this project is to restore and enhance suitable sage grouse habitat and reduce fuel loading within the pinyon pine stands surrounding the grouse habitat.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36895
Location: UNIT - Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Lyon. LEGAL - Township 8N, Range 25E, sections 31 and 32 and Township 7N, Range 25 E sections 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8. The project is located in the Sweetwater Summit area of the Bridgeport Ranger District, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Lyon County, Nevada.
Mountain Warfare Training Center Operations Training Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/01/2011 
Expected:06/2012
 
08/2012 Margie Apodaca
775-352-1252
maapodaca@fs.fed.us 
Description: Under the Proposed Action a full complement of new vehicles, weapons systems/ordnance, engineer systems, aircraft, and equipment would be employed to augment the current set of training exercises.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36588
Location: UNIT - Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. Mountain Warfare Training Center; East of Sonora Pass.
PMMR Clay Mine Expansion
EA
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2011 
Expected:02/2012  05/2012 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:08/2011
 
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:11/2011
 
05/2012 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.
Swauger Creek Fuels Reduction Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2011 
Expected:03/2012  09/2012 Annamaria Echeverria
760-932-7070
aecheverria@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose for this project is to restore stand health, reduce wildfire severity, promote under story regeneration in sage-steppe, mountain shrub, mixed conifer, and aspen communities and imrpove wildlife habitat.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=37004
Location: UNIT - Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. The Project Area includes National Forest System lands within the Swauger Creek drainage. The project area is approximately 10 miles north of Bridgeport, CA.
Twin Lakes Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/25/2011
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 12/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
05/2012 Annamaria Echeverria
760-932-5816
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 10/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
03/2012 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.
Ash to Kings Canyon Trail
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2012 
Expected:04/2012  05/2012 Daniel Morris
775-882 2677
danielmorris@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction of Non-motorized trail between Ash Cyn and Kings Cyn West of Carson City Nevada, approx 6 miles
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=37207
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - T16N, R19E, sec. 10, 14, 15, 22, 23. approx 3 miles west of Carson City, NV.
Bordertown to California 120kV Transmission Line
EIS

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 11/2011 
Expected:09/2013  03/2014 Marnie Bonesteel
775-352-1240
mbonesteel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct 120kV transmission line connecting the Bordertown and California substations. Partially rebuild each substation.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36656
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District. STATE - California, Nevada. COUNTY - Sierra, Washoe. LEGAL - T19N R17E Sec 7. T20N R17E Sec 1,2,6,7,11,12,13,14,18,19, 23, 24,25,26,30,31,35,36 T21N R17E Sec 24,25,34,35,36 T19NR18E Sec 7 .T20N R18E Sec 5,6,7,8,17,18,19,20,29,30,31,32 T21NR18E Sec 4,5,6. Appoximately 10 miles west and northwest of Reno, Nevada along the Nevada and California Stateline. North of Interstate 80 near Verdi, Nevada and west of Highway 395 at Bordertown, Nevada.
Digital 395 Middle Mile Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Land management planning  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/27/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
02/2012 Margie Apodaca
775-352-1252
maapodaca@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation of a new 593 mile underground fiber optic cable network between Barstow California and Carson city Nevada. Route will follow Highway 395 for a major portion of its length.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36851
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District. STATE - California, Nevada. COUNTY - Mono, Washoe, Carson City (city). Humboldt-Toiyabe NF portion is along Hwy 395 between Carson City, NV and Bridgeport, CA.
Dog Valley Route Adjustment Project
EA
- Road management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/15/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
05/2012 Daniel Morris
775-289-5119
danielmorris@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose is to designate approximately 4.5 miles of spur routes to provide access to disperesed recreation opportunities, close some NFS roads that have no physical access, and reclaim other NFS roads that are causing resource damage.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36088
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Alpine. Dog Valley, Carson Ranger District, Sierra County, California.
East Carson River Restoration
CE
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/01/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
07/2012 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.
Monitor Pass Aspen Enhancement
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/29/2010 
Expected:10/2011
 
07/2012 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/nepa/project_content.php?project=31480
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.
Ophir & Lewers Creek Hazardous Fuels Reduction
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/22/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
10/2011 Steven Howell
775-884-8114
srhowell@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:10/2011
 
11/2011 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.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=22978
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Alpine. Hope Valley/Blue Lakes Road area of Carson Ranger District.
West Carson River Watershed Route Adjustment Project
EA
- Road management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/15/2011 
Expected:06/2012
 
09/2012 Daniel Morris
775-882 2677
danielmorris@fs.fed.us 
Description: Purpose is to adjust the designated route system in the West Carson River Watershed to allow motor vehicle use on spur routes to dispersed recreation sites, to close routes with no physiscal access, and to reclaim some defunct NFS roads.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36087
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Alpine. West Carson River Watershed, Alpine County, California.
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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
Cathedral Canyon Wildlife Guzzler
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 08/01/2011  08/2011 Justin Rozich
775-289-5127
justinrozich@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install a wildlife guzzler consisting of two guzzler tanks and a collection apron to establish a secure water source for wildlife on the District will create the opportunity for more diverse and sustainable wildlife populations.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36246
Location: UNIT - Ely Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - White Pine. LEGAL - T15N, R 57E Section 13. Cathedral canyon in the NW White Pine range.
Ely Westside Rangeland Project
EIS
- Grazing management  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 07/01/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 10/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
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 the Troy Mtn. allotment would be re-opened. (White Pine, Quinn Canyon, and Grant Ranges)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=17967
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:12/2011
 
05/2012 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.
Ward Mountain Campground Project
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 05/17/2011  07/2011 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.
Ward Mt Interagency Landscape Restoration and Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/29/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
04/2013 Carol Carlock
775-289-5128
clcarlock@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reduce the ecological departure from the reference conditions by reducing Fire Regime Condition Class (FRCC) and reduce the threat of wildfire to City of Ely and surrounding area, and improve wildlife habitat. Using a variety of treatment methods.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36586
Location: UNIT - Ely Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - White Pine. LEGAL - T13-16N Ranges 62-64 Sections in all or parts of the sections. Forest Service, BLM and tribal lands surrounding Ward Mt. which is south west of the town of Ely NV.
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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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed  Actual: 09/19/2011  09/2011 Joseph Padilla
775-752-3357
jnpadilla@fs.fed.us 
Description: Processing a Special Use Permit to authorize a water transmission line across approximately 1 mile of National Forest System land.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35205
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.
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  On Hold  N/A  N/A Glen Davis
775-778-6108
gddavis@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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34409
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
Doby George Exploration project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/11/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2011 
Expected:02/2012
 
06/2012 Glen Davis
775-778-6108
gddavis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Continued mineral exploration of the Doby George project. this drilling project would utilize existing roads as much as possible. The plan is to be done over a period of 10 years. Including present disturbance total disturbance could reach 200 acres.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34434
Location: UNIT - Mountain City Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. LEGAL - T43N R53 E Sec. 6-7; T43N R52E Sec. 1; T44N R52E Sec. 36: T 44N R53E Sec. 31. Aura Mining District in the Northern Independence Mountains.
Island Mountain Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/20/2010 
Expected:10/2011
 
05/2012 Glen Davis
775-778-6108
gddavis@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  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/08/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
11/2011 Glen Davis
775-778-6108
gddavis@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:10/2011
 
08/2012 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:10/2011
 
08/2012 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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/06/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
11/2011 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.
Western Exploration's Wood Gulch Exploration
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/17/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35173
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  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/11/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2011 
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
Harrison Guard Prescribed Fire
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2011 
Expected:08/2011  08/2011 Sean Basso
775-778-6116
sbasso@fs.fed.us 
Description: 12 acre prescribed fire at the site of the Harrison Pass Guard Station for control of noxious weeds on the site.
Location: UNIT - Ruby Mountains Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. Harrison Pass Guard Station at mouth of Toyn Creek.
Overland Pass Fuels Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:02/2012  04/2012 Troy Phelps
775-778-6121
tdphelps@fs.fed.us 
Description: Joint project with Ely BLM District to treat approximately 40,000 acres of pinyon-juniper woodlands spread across multiple jurisdictions. Objectives are to eliminate hazardous concentrations of fuels and improve sagesteppe habitat.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36593
Location: UNIT - Ruby Mountains Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko, White Pine. South end of Ruby Mountains around Overland Pass.
Sniper Resources' Overland Pass Exploration Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/30/2011 
Expected:03/2012
 
08/2012 Glen Davis
775-778-6108
gddavis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Drill from 25 drill sites accessed from existing roads and 1,463 feet of cross-country travel routes. There will be no road construction. Exploration will be carried out by up to two track or truck mounted drills. total disturbance is est. @1.52 ac.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35967
Location: UNIT - Ruby Mountains Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. LEGAL - Sections 19, 20, 29, and 30; T25N, R57E MDB&M, White Pine County, NV. South end of the Ruby Mountains in the Bald Mountain Mining District. Located 0.5 to 1 mile North of Forest BLM boundary, White Pine County, NV.
Warm Springs Vegetation Project
CE
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/15/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
11/2011 Tyler Hecht
775-778-6121
tjhecht@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest Service is proposing to reduce vegetative fuel loading on federally managed lands in the southern portion of the East Humboldt range to improve timber and vegetation condition and wildlife habitat.
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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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 10/2011 
Expected:10/2011
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
- Watershed management  Completed  Actual: 08/09/2011  08/2011 Boyd Hatch
435-896-1015
bhatch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to improve meadow habitat by installing modified check dams.
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  Completed  Actual: 09/16/2011  09/2011 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 Trails Project
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 09/15/2011  09/2011 Jane Schumacher
702-839-5560
jaschumacher@fs.fed.us 
Description: USFS proposal to develop two new connector trails from Cathedral Rock Picnic Area to Cathedral Rock Overlook and South Loop Trails, and make improvements to existing trails. Project may include signs and benches along the trails.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=27373
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  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/29/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
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  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/19/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2012 
Expected:03/2012
 
07/2012 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=26919
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.
Foxtail Group Picnic Area Reconstruction Project
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/13/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
07/2012 Jane Schumacher
702-839-5560
jaschumacher@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reconstruct picnic sites and redesign site locations to provide areas for snow play.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36563
Location: UNIT - Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Clark. LEGAL - T 19 S, R 56 E, Sec. 15. Upper Lee Canyon on Hwy 156 across from Lee Meadows.
Lovell Road Improvement Project
CE
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/07/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
11/2011 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 (Lovell Road--west side of NRA) running from SR 160 to its terminus at a private youth camp.
Mahogany Grove Group Campground Reconstruction Project
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/13/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
08/2012 Jane Schumacher
702-839-5560
jaschumacher@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest Service proposal to reconstruct the campground and provide accessible facilities.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36564
Location: UNIT - Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Clark. LEGAL - T 19 S, R 57 E, Sec. 8. Entrance is on Highway 158 midway between Highways 156 and 157.
Telephone Canyon Trails Project
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/15/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
07/2012 Jane Schumacher
702-839-5560
jaschumacher@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest Service proposal to construct trails and trailhead parking as an extension of the trails system proposed for the Middle Kyle Complex Project.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36345
Location: UNIT - Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Clark. LEGAL - East of the intersection of SR 157 and 158 and north of proposed Middle Kyle Complex visitor center. T 19 S, R 57 E, Secs. 21 and 28.
Upper Kyle Trailhead Improvement Project
EA
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 08/22/2011  09/2011 Jane Schumacher
702-839-5560
jaschumacher@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service is evaluating a proposal to improve the parking areas and trailhead amenities in the Upper Kyle Canyon Trailhead Complex (Mary Jane Falls and Old Ski Tow parking areas).
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
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2011 
Expected:12/2011  06/2012 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
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35686
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  Completed  Actual: 07/21/2011  09/2011 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.
Dakabah Partnership In Time (PIT) Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Heritage resource management  Completed  Actual: 08/03/2011  08/2011 Mark Bodily
775-482-7881
mbodily@fs.fed.us 
Description: PIT volunteers will rehab 135 feet of existing trail to protect an important archaeology site. We will then reroute and construct 147 feet of new trail around the archaeology site.
Web Link:  http://www.passportintime.com
Location: UNIT - Tonopah Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye. LEGAL - southern half of Section 20 of Township 11N Range 45E. 60 miles northeast of Tonopah, Nevada in Nye County on National Forest System lands up South Fork Pine Creek on the eastern slope of Mount Jefferson in the Alta Toquima Wilderness.
Longstreet
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 08/03/2011  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.
Manhattan Pediment South
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/04/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
03/2012 James Rigby
775-482-6286
jrigby@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to drill 5 drill holes for mineral exploration. Access to sites by existing roads and overland travel.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36587
Location: UNIT - Tonopah Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye. 2 miles west of Manhattan, Nevada.
Timber Hill Mineral Exploration Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/01/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
04/2012 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.
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