Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2012 to 12/31/2012
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 09/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
01/2013 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.
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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
Greater Sage-grouse Management Direction
EIS
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 12/09/2011
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 04/2013 
Expected:08/2014
 
09/2014 Glen Stein
801-625-5281
gstein@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of this project is to prepare environmental impact statements (EISs) and supplemental environmental impact statements to incorporate greater sage-grouse conservation measures into Bureau of Land Management land use plans and Forest Plans.
Web Link:  http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/more/sagegrouse/western.html
Location: UNIT - Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest All Units. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Churchill, Clark, Elko, Eureka, Humboldt, Lincoln, Nye, Pershing, Washoe, White Pine. Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.
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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
Austin-Tonopah Eastside Wild Horse and Burro AML Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:11/2012  12/2012 Vernon Keller
775-355-5356
vkeller@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest Service proposes to establish or modify appropriate management levels (AMLs) for 10 Wildhorse and Burro Territories on the Monitor, Hot Creek, and Toquima Mountain ranges.
Location: UNIT - Tonopah Ranger District, Austin Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Eureka, Lander, Nye. LEGAL - Nye, Lander and Eureka Counties, Nevada. Monitor, Hot Creek, and Toquima Mountain ranges.
Geothermal Leasing on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
EIS
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 09/18/2012  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/fs-usda-pop.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.
Northumberland Regional Mineral Expansion Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Deanna Stever
775-289-5120
dstever@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proponent 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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
Ann Mineral Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/18/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
10/2012 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36889
Location: UNIT - Austin Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye. Toquima mountain range, approximately 2 miles East of Mount Wilson.
Antelope Restoration Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/23/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
06/2013 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 communities . Prescribed fire and mechanical treatments would be applied within approximately 65,000 acre project boundary
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37595
Location: UNIT - Austin Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Eureka, Lander. LEGAL - T16N thru T18N R47-50 all or portions of the sections within. Forest Service lands that are south of Whiterock and Seep springs at the north end of the Monitor range. Unit boundaries to the north, east and west will end at the forest service boundaries.
Firestone Antelope Zinc Mineral Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Deanna Stever
775-289-5120
dstever@fs.fed.us 
Description: 1859 Nevada Inc. (Firestone Ventures) proposes to conduct exploration drilling at 10 sites on National Forest system land near Cabin Springs in the Monitor Range. Two of the sites are in an inventories Roadless Area.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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
- Minerals and Geology  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Deanna Stever
775-289-5120
dstever@fs.fed.us 
Description: Tatmar Ventures proposes to conduct exploration drilling at 8 sites on National Forest System land near Porter, Brewer, and Knox Canyons of the Toiyabe Range. Six sites are within an Inventoried Roadless Area.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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.
Pete's Summit Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/18/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
01/2013 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35685
Location: UNIT - Austin Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Lander. Rutherford Canyon in northern Toquima range.
RAC Interpretive Development for Three Archaeology Sites on the Austin/Tonopah Ranger District
CE
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:12/2012  12/2012 Fred Frampton
775-352-1253
fframpton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace the gate at Toquima Cave, install interpretive signs and visitor log book boxes, print interpretive brochures, and generate websites for three archaeology sites (Toquima Cave, Bald Mtn. Wash Petroglyphs, and Hot Creek Charcoal Kilns).
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37706
Location: UNIT - Austin Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Lander, Nye. LEGAL - T15N R46E Section 33. Central Nevada near Austin & Tonopah.
Reese River Diversion Stabilization Project
CE
- Special area management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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.
Verizon Communication Site Austin Summit
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 08/15/2012  07/2012 Joshua Nicholes
775-289-5145
jnicholes@fs.fed.us 
Description: To authorize a comminication site including an equiptment shelter, propane generator, and a propane tank. The antenna equipment will be placed on an existing tower owned by AT&T.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38329
Location: UNIT - Austin Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Lander. Austin Summit Communication Site.
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Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest,   Bridgeport Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Barren Hills Geothermal Exploration Project
EA
- 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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.
California Highway Patrol Special Use Permit Amendment
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/02/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
03/2013 Linda Crawley
775-355-5377
lcrawley@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to amend California Highway Patrol's special use permit at the Pine Grove Communication Site to provide adequate communication facilities to increase public and officer safety and to enhance law enforcement.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38423
Location: UNIT - Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Lyon. LEGAL - Section 33, T 10 N, R 25 E., Mount Diablo Principal Meridian. Lyon County, Nevada.
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.
Mountain Warfare Training Center Operations Training Project
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/01/2011 
Expected:10/2012
 
12/2012 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/14/2012 
Expected:03/2013
 
05/2013 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35763
Location: UNIT - Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Lyon. LEGAL - Sections 20, 21, 29 & 30, T. 7 N., R. 27 E., MDB&M, Lyon County, Nevada. Near East Walker River; 40 miles south of Yerington.
Swauger Creek Fuels Reduction Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:02/2013  06/2013 Annamaria Echeverria
760-932-5806
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 and help create defensiable space.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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 10/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
12/2012 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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 
Completed  Actual: 08/21/2012  07/2012 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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.
Bordertown to California 120kV Transmission Line
EIS
- Special use management  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 11/21/2011
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 06/2013 
Expected:01/2014
 
06/2014 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.usda.gov/goto/htnf/bordertownline
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 15 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.
Clear Creek Addition Fuels Reduction and Ecosystem Enhancement Project
CE
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/15/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
10/2012 Sally Champion
775-884-8116
schampion@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fuels reduction on approximately 160 acres of newly aquired land. The fuels reduction project will tie into the Clear Creek Fuels Reduction Project already being implemented. Reconstruction of approximately two tenths of a mile of road.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38582
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Douglas, Carson City (city). LEGAL - T15N R19E S32. South of Carson City, NV just south of Highway 50 along Old Clear Creek Road below Spooner Summit.
East Alpine Rangeland Project
EA
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 09/28/2012  06/2013 Maureen Easton
775-884-8151
measton@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Carson Ranger District is proposing to reauthorize grazing and change the kind of livestock from cattle to sheep for three range allotments and close one allotment in Alpine County, California (small portion of one allotment in Douglas Cty NN
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37547
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District. STATE - California, Nevada. COUNTY - Alpine, Douglas. North of Monitor Pass to the E. Carson River (Alpine and Douglas Counties); south into Bagley Valley/ Carson Iceberg Wilderness, Alpine County, CA.
Leviathan Peak Geophysical Investigation
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/25/2012  08/2012 Marnie Bonesteel
775-352-1240
mbonesteel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Collect 9 geotechnical soil core samples, approximately 4 inches in diameter with a maximum surface disturbance of 3 feet in diameter and approximately 15 feet deep.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39454
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Alpine. LEGAL - T10N R21E Section 25, 36. Approximately 10 miles southeast of Markleeville California in Alpine County California. Along (County Road 085), Leviathan Peak Road (Forest Road 30157) and at Leviathan Peak.
Leviathan Peak Telecommunication Project
EA
- Special area management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/08/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
05/2013 Marnie Bonesteel
775-352-1240
mbonesteel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction of approximately 25'x30' building for communication equipment, approximately 12'x15' generator vault, (2) 1,000 gallon propane tanks, 120' self supporting tower, new distribution power line approximately 6 miles in length.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38527
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District. STATE - California, Nevada. COUNTY - Alpine. LEGAL - T10N R21E Sec 25, 36 T10N R22E Sec 17, 20, 29, 30, 31,. Approximately 10 miles east of Markleeville California, Leviathan Peak is accessible from Highway 89, Monitor Pass.
Little Valley Hazardous Fuels Reduction
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2012 
Expected:03/2013  06/2013 Steven Howell
775-884-8114
srhowell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest Service proposal to reduce hazardous fuels as needed on approximately 1500 acres of National Forest to protect communities, watersheds, and natural resources from the effects of severe wildfire. Analysis will determine final treated acreage.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37138
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Washoe. LEGAL - T16N, R19E, sec's 8, 16, 19, &20. Project is located 15 miles southwest of Reno, NV, 8 miles northwest of Carson City, NV, and 1 mile east of Incline Village, NV and Diamond Peak Ski Area.
Monitor Pass Aspen Enhancement
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/29/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2012 
Expected:03/2013
 
11/2013 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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.
Peavine Mountain Sustainable Trails and Restoration Project
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/10/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
04/2013 Daniel Morris
775-884-8140
danielmorris@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approximately 3.51 miles of existing trail rehabilitation and/or restoration, and re-routing of social trails; Approximately 3.09 miles of road to trail conversion and new trail construction.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39647
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - T20 N, R 19E sec. 29, 30, 31,32. Peavine Mountain.
Raleigh Heights Rare Plant Habitat Restoration Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:11/2012  12/2012 Elizabeth Bergstrom
775-884-8154
ebergstrom@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restoration of approximately 100 acres of habitat for Webber ivesia, altered andesite buckwheat, and altered andesite popcorn flower..Project will include rerouting traffic to existing roads to avoid rare plant populations.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39653
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District. STATE - California, Nevada. COUNTY - Washoe. Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Carson Ranger District, on the lower slopes of Peavine Mountain, NW Reno,Washoe County, Nevada.
Red Lake Peak GAZ-EX Avalanche Control System
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/10/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
07/2012 Marnie Bonesteel
775-352-1240
mbonesteel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction, operation and maintenance of Avalanche Control System near Red Lake Peak on Hwy 88 in Alpine County, California. Construct 2 new 6'x6' shelters to house oxygen and propane and renew existing permit including 9 exploders and 5 shelters.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38974
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Alpine. LEGAL - T10N R18E NE1/4 Section 22 , T10N R18E SE1/4 Section 15. Near Red Lake Peak on Highway 88 in Alpine County California.
Snow Valley Peak Communication Site Solar Array Replacement and Communication Site Lease
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 08/22/2012  12/2012 Marnie Bonesteel
775-352-1240
mbonesteel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to install a solar array 10 feet high by 24 feet long at the Snow Valley Peak Communication Site. The new solar array would replace the existing 10 feet tall by 12 feet long solar array and the existing solar array will be removed.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39463
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Carson City (city). LEGAL - T15N R19E Section 19. Approximately 5 miles west of Carson City, Nevada on Snow Valley Peak in the Carson Range of the Sierra Nevadas.
Steamboat Hills Communication Site, NV Energy Communication Lease
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/13/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
08/2012 Marnie Bonesteel
775-352-1240
mbonesteel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to issue a 30 year communication lease to NV Energy for the construction, operation and maintenance of microwave equipment to support their smart meter program at the Steamboat Hills Communication Site.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39391
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Washoe. LEGAL - S1/2 SW1/4 NW1/4, NW1/4 SW1/4 of Section 6, Towship 17 North, Range 20 East. Steamboat Hills Communication site east of Maguire Peak in the Steamboat Hills, south of Reno, Nevada.
West Carson River Watershed Route Adjustment Project
EA
- Road management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/19/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
12/2012 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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
Adaven Vegetation Restoration Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/30/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
03/2013 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 communities . Prescribed fire and mechanical treatments would be applied within a 11,664 acre project boundary.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37598
Location: UNIT - Ely Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye. LEGAL - T3N R56-57 all or portions of the sections within. Grant-Quinn Range near Adaven. Boundaries are north Cherry Ck, south Pine Ck, west-road that connect Cherry and Pine Ck rds and forest boundary to the east.
Beehive Telephone Communication Facility Cave Mountain
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:12/2012  05/2013 Joshua Nicholes
775-289-5145
jnicholes@fs.fed.us 
Description: Beehive Telephone Inc. proposes to install a communication site consisting of a communications shelter, tower, propane generator, and propane tanks on Cave Mountain at an existing communication facility.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40311
Location: UNIT - Ely Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - White Pine. LEGAL - T15 N, R66 E, Sec 18. Cave Mountain Communications Site.
Ely Ranger District Wilderness Management Plan
EA
- Land management planning
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Special area management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:08/2012  09/2012 Joshua Simpson
775-289-5129
jtsimpson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Development of a district-wide wilderness management plan for the 9 Wilderness Areas on the Ely Ranger District, this will also amend the Humbold National Forest Land and Resource Managment Plan.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38334
Location: UNIT - Ely Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - White Pine. Wilderness Areas within the confines of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Ely Ranger District.
Ely Westside Rangeland Project
EIS
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 01/2013 
Expected:09/2013  11/2013 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=17967
Location: UNIT - Ely Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Lincoln, Nye, White Pine. White Pine, Quinn Canyon, and Grant Ranges.
Gredette Meadows Riparian Exclosure Project
CE
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/30/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
08/2012 Nathan Millet
775-289-5126
nmillet@fs.fed.us 
Description: The objective of this project is to fence Gredette Meadow to improve riparian habitats, the watershed, and archeological resources.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37604
Location: UNIT - Ely Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - White Pine. LEGAL - The project is located at T3N, R56E, Sections 9 and 10. The project area is approximately 110 miles southwest of Ely, Nevada. This project is located in the Grant/Quinn Mountain Range on the Ely Ranger District.
Griffon Definition Mineral Exploration Drilling Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:05/2013  06/2013 Deanna Stever
775-289-5120
dstever@fs.fed.us 
Description: Pilot Gold proposed to conduct mineral exploration activites on Forest Service Lands.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40143
Location: UNIT - Ely Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - White Pine. LEGAL - sections 13, 24, & 25 of T14N R58E, and sections 18, 19, & 30 of T14N R59E, MDM, NV. Reclaimed Griffon Mine, Indian Garden and Freeland Springs, White Pine Range, White Pine County, NV.
Monte Cristo Territory Management Plan pdate
EA
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:12/2012  02/2013 Ryan Lind
775-289-5123
rflind@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service will update the Monte Cristo Wild Horse and Burro Territory Management Plan to include strategies to maintain the herd into the future at AML and to compliment the BLM's management of the Pancake Wild Horse and Burro Complex.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38422
Location: UNIT - Ely Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye, White Pine. LEGAL - All National Forest Lands in the White Pine Range in White Pine and Nye County ,Nevada (exlcuding Jakes Wash HMA.). All National Forest Lands in the White Pine Range in White Pine and Nye County ,Nevada (exlcuding Jakes Wash HMA.).
Siegel Creek Road Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/30/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
08/2012 Nathan Millet
775-289-5126
nmillet@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will involve the reclamation of approximately 11.5 miles of unauthorized roads to reduce soil erosion, reduce sedimentation into streams, and reduce road densities to improve habitats for wildlife.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37601
Location: UNIT - Ely Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - White Pine. LEGAL - T22N, R65E, Sections 26, 27, 34 and 35 and T21N, R65E Sections 2,3,10, and 11. This Project is located in the northeast portion of the Schell management unit of the Ely ranger district, approximately 40 miles northeast of Ely, NV.
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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/25/2011 
Expected:01/2013
 
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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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.
Wheeler Ridge Mineral Exploration Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/30/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
03/2013 Deanna Stever
775-289-5120
dstever@fs.fed.us 
Description: Mt Hamilton LLC proposes to drill up to 60 sites, build up to 3.6 miles of temporary road and disturb up to 50 acres.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38398
Location: UNIT - Ely Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - White Pine. LEGAL - sections 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28 & 29, T16N, R57E. Nortwest corner of the White Pine Range south of the Hamilton Mine, White Pine County, NV.
White Pine Range Abandoned Mine Closures
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 06/27/2012  07/2012 Deanna Stever
775-289-5120
dstever@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest service plans to mitgate around 180 safety hazards posed by abandoned mine features including adits, shafts and declines. These closure will include foam plugs, grates, and bat-friendly gates and cupolas.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38399
Location: UNIT - Ely Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - White Pine. LEGAL - Sections 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 23, 24, & 25, T16N R57E; Sections 7, 18, 19, 20, 29, 30 & 31, T16N, R58E. Northwest corner of the White Pine Range, Hamilton, Treasure Hill, White Pine Co., 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
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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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.
Rural Telephone Fiber Optic Line Murphy Hot Springs to Jarbidge
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/11/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
10/2012 Martina Gast
775-623-5025
mgast@fs.fed.us 
Description: Rural Telephone Company has applied to both the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Forest Service requesting authorization to construct a telecommunication fiber optic line between Murphy Hot Springs, Idaho and Jarbidge Nevada.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40088
Location: UNIT - Jarbidge Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. Between Murphy idaho and Jarbidge Nevada.
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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
Black Jack Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/23/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
09/2012 Manuel Silva
775-778-6129
mrsilva@fs.fed.us 
Description: The exploration project will utilize three drill sites from which multiple drill holes will be drilled. The use of existing roads and approximately 3,500 feet of road maintenance will be required.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38949
Location: UNIT - Mountain City Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. Independence Mountains and east of te Bull Run Mountains.
Pratt Creek Irrigation Diversion Project
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 08/07/2012  08/2012 Rachel Van Horne
775-355-5344
rvanhorne@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest is proposing to permit the construction of a water diversion structure and irrigation pipeline on Pratt Creek to restore irrigation water to the PX Ranch. The construction of the pipeline will replace an existing non-functional ditch.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38525
Location: UNIT - Mountain City Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. The project area is approximately 57 miles north-northwest of Elko on the central portion of the Independence Mountains in Elko County, Nevada.
Prunty Mineral Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/23/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
08/2012 Manuel Silva
775-778-6129
mrsilva@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project consists of surface reverse circulation drilling from four drill sites with up to two drill holes per site. Maximum depth of the drill holes will not exceed 1000 feet. Drill sites will be accessed via existing roads or cross-country travel.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38948
Location: UNIT - Mountain City Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. Union Gulch.
Verizon Cellular Projects
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/22/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
10/2012 Martina Gast
775-623-5025
mgast@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proponent plans to add additional telecommunications equipment and facilities to 2 exisitng communcation sites - Pennsylvania Hill Site and Independence Mine Site. Purpose is to provide cellular phone coverage to Northern Elko County.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40064
Location: UNIT - Mountain City Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. Pennsylvania Hill Commuincations Site and Indepenence Mine Communications Site.
Walker Ridge Gold Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/23/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
09/2012 Manuel Silva
775-778-6129
mrsilva@fs.fed.us 
Description: The exploration project is for 6 drill sites with multiple drill holes from each site using existing roads.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38950
Location: UNIT - Mountain City Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. Walker Creek watershed on east of the Independence Mountains below Mcaffee peak.
Western Exploration's Wood Gulch Exploration
EA
- Minerals and Geology  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Manuel Silva
775-778-6129
mrsilva@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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/15/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
06/2013 Manuel Silva
775-778-6129
mrsilva@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 acres of new disturbance over the duration of the project, for a total disturbance of 200 acres.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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
Overland Pass Fuels Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/21/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2012 
Expected:02/2013
 
06/2013 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36593
Location: UNIT - Ruby Mountains Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko, White Pine. South end of Ruby Mountains around Overland Pass.
Warm Springs Vegetation Project
CE
- Fuels management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Troy Phelps
775-778-6121
tdphelps@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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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
Buckskin-National Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:09/2012  09/2012 Manuel Silva
775-778-6129
mrsilva@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project will involve construction of approximately 3520 feet of new roads, the construction of 21 drill sites on or adjacent to the new roads or existing roads, and the drilling of core or rotary reverse-circulation exploration drill holes.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38946
Location: UNIT - Santa Rosa Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Humboldt. The Buckskin-National project area is immediately north of Windy Gap.
Cold Springs Watershed and Stream Habitiat Restoration Phase II
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:08/2012  09/2012 Robin Mowery
775-778-6122
robinmowery@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Santa Rose Ranger District proposes to stabilize the headcuts present in the stream and restore water table levels in adjacent wet meadows with in the entire Cold Springs Pasture.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38901
Location: UNIT - Santa Rosa Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Humboldt. LEGAL - T45N R40 E multiple sections. Cold Springs Pasture triburaty to the North Fork of the Little Humboldt River.
Paradise Mine Site Abandoned Mine closures
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 06/26/2012  07/2012 Ken Maas
907-586-8784
kmaas@fs.fed.us 
Description: 15 abandoned mine site features, including shafts, adits and pits, will be closed to protect the public from these unsafe mines.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39798
Location: UNIT - Santa Rosa Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Humboldt. Bucskin Mountain.
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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
Clark Canyon Restoration
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:02/2013  07/2013 Jennifer Brickey
702-515-5402
jbrickey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restoration of forest health and sensitive plant and wildlife species habitats.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40186
Location: UNIT - Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Clark. LEGAL - T 18 S, R 55 E, Sec's 26, 27, 34, and 35; T 19 S, R 55 E, Sec's 1, 2, and 3 of the Mt. Diablo Meridian. Clark Canyon, Spring Mountains NRA, Clark County, NV.
Dolomite-McWilliams-Old Mill Campgrounds Reconstruction Project
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/19/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
03/2013 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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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 10/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
03/2013 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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.
Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort Chair Lift No. 2 Replacement Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:03/2013  07/2013 Shawnee Hinman
702-515-5411
sfhinman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Remove and replace Chair Lift No. 2 at the Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40226
Location: UNIT - Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Clark. Located at the terminus of State Route 156 at the Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort on the Spring Mountains National Recreaton Area, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.
Mahogany Grove Group Campground Reconstruction Project
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/13/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
03/2013 Jane Schumacher
702-839-5560
jaschumacher@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest Service proposal to reconstruct the campground and provide accessible facilities.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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.
Middle Kyle Complex
EIS
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 12/31/2009  05/2011 Jane Schumacher
702-839-5560
jaschumacher@fs.fed.us 
Description: USFS proposal to construct a recreation complex to provide a variety of recreation and education opportunities in a environmentally sensitive manner. Opportunities could include a visitor center, campgrounds, picnic area, and multiple trail systems.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=14032
Location: UNIT - Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Clark. LEGAL - Sections 14-17, 21-29, 32, 34-36, T19S, R56E & Sections 18, 19, 30, 31, T19S, R57E MDB&M. Middle Kyle Complex.
Mt. Charleston Wilderness Management Plan
EA
- Special area management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2012 
Expected:05/2013  08/2013 Jane Schumacher
702-839-5560
jaschumacher@fs.fed.us 
Description: Write a Wilderness Management Plan for the Mt. Charleston Wilderness Area.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38543
Location: UNIT - Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Clark. Mt. Charleston Wilderness Area designated by Congress in 1989 and in 2002, including the Carpenter Canyon Research Natural Area and sensitive alpine areas; 56,598 acres.
Old Mill WUI Hazardous Fuels Treatment
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/20/2012
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 05/2013 
Expected:08/2013
 
07/2014 Judy Suing
702-839-5563
jsuing@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to reduce vegetative conditions and interrupt continuous stands of fuel in the wildland-urban interface to create defensible space around communities and allow for safe fire suppression or evacuation.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37616
Location: UNIT - Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Clark. LEGAL - T. 18 S., R. 56 E.; Secs. 35 and 36; T. 18 S., R. 57 E., Sec. 31; T. 19 S., R. 56 E. and R. 57 E. Along Deer Creek Highway (SR 158), Kyle Canyon (SR 157) and Lee Canyon (SR 156).
Rainbow Mountain Wilderness and LaMadre Mountain Wilderness Management Plan
EA
- Special area management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/15/2006
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2012 
Expected:05/2013
 
08/2013 Jane Schumacher
702-839-5560
jaschumacher@fs.fed.us 
Description: Write a Wilderness Management Plan for Rainbow Mountain Wilderness and LaMadre Mountain Wilderness in cooperation with Bureau of Land Management.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38545
Location: UNIT - Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Clark. LEGAL - Wilderness areas are situated adjacent to one another and managed in part by the BLM Southern Nevada District Office, Red Rock/Sloan Field Office & in part by Humboldt-Toiyabe NF, Spring Mtn. NRA. Rainbow Mountain Wilderness and LaMadre Mountain Wilderness Areas designated by Congress in 2002.
Telephone Canyon Trails Project
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/24/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
12/2013 Jane Schumacher
702-839-5560
jaschumacher@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest Service proposal to construct multi-use, non-motorized trails and trailhead parking as an extension of the trails system proposed for the Middle Kyle Complex Project.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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.
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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  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/15/2011 
Expected:10/2012
 
10/2012 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35686
Location: UNIT - Tonopah Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye. Hot Creek Range near mouth of Hot and Wood Creek Canyons.
Manhattan Pediment South
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/19/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
10/2012 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36587
Location: UNIT - Tonopah Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye. 2 miles west of Manhattan, Nevada.
Osterhoudt Access Road
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/29/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
08/2012 Joshua Nicholes
775-289-5145
jnicholes@fs.fed.us 
Description: Ronald Osterhoudt is seeking a special use permit to formally authorize road repair and maintenance on a short section of road. The repair and maintenance would consist of the installation of a culvert and repair of a stream crossing at Willow Creek.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38320
Location: UNIT - Tonopah Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye. LEGAL - T11N, 44E, Section 27 MDM. West side of the Toquima Range approximately 6 miles northeast of Round Mtn.
RAC Hot Creek Range Charcoal Kiln Stabilization
CE
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:07/2012  08/2012 Fred Frampton
775-352-1253
fframpton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fence in five sets of charcoal kilns and stabilize one intact kiln.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37711
Location: UNIT - Tonopah Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye. LEGAL - T8N R50E Section 2. Central Nevada in the Hot Creek Range near Tonopah, NV.
Shale Pit Mineral Exploration Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/12/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
12/2012 James Rigby
775-482-6286
jrigby@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal is for conducting mineral exploration at nine drill sites. Access would be by existing roads and the construction of less than 1 mile of temporary drill roads.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39827
Location: UNIT - Tonopah Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye. LEGAL - Sec. 32, T10N, R44E Mt. Diablo Base & Meridian. Adjacent to the Round Mountain Gold Mine in Nye County, Nevada.
Timber Hill Mineral Exploration Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/01/2011 
Expected:10/2012
 
10/2012 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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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