Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2013 to 09/30/2013
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 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 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
Eastern Sierra ATV & UTV Jamboree
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A David Drake
775 352-1241
ddrake@fs.fed.us 
Description: This is a ATV & UTV motorcycle touring type of ride on National Forest System lands. It will take place on approved motor vehicle routes as identified in the approved Motor Vehicle Use Maps
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41270
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District, Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - California, Nevada. COUNTY - Mono, Douglas, Lyon, Mineral. Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest - Portions of Carson and Bridgeport Ranger Districts.
Greater Sage Grouse Bi-State Distinct Population Segment Forest Plan Amendment
EIS
- Land management planning  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 11/30/2012
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 06/2013 
Expected:12/2013
 
03/2014 James Winfrey
775-355-5308
jwinfrey@fs.fed.us 
Description: The FS is proposing to amend the Toiyabe National Forest LRMP and the BLM is proposing to amend the affected RMPs by adding to the regulatory mechanisms that would reduce, eliminate, or minimize threats to sage-grouse habitat on Federal lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40683
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District, Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - California, Nevada. COUNTY - Alpine, Mono, Douglas, Lyon, Mineral. The analysis will be specific to NFS lands on the Carson and Bridgeport Ranger Districts, and the Carson City and Battle Mountain BLM Districts in Nevada and California.
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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
Antelope Restoration Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/23/2012 
Expected:09/2013
 
10/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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.
Big Spring Gold Exploration Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2013 
Expected:09/2013  11/2013 George Langstaff
775-964-2671
gdlangstaff@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal is for minerals exploration drilling at up to 21 sites and construction of approx. 1-mile of temporary drill roads and minor overland travel.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41671
Location: UNIT - Austin Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye. LEGAL - T13N, R37 & 38E, Sections 13, 18, 19 Mt. Diablo Base & Meridian Paradise Range approx. 12 miles NE of Gabbs, Nevada. UNIT - Austin Ranger District, STATE - Nevada, COUNTY - Nye.
Hickison Wild Burro Territory Appropriate Management Levels and Management Actions Project
EA
- Watershed management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/06/2013 
Expected:09/2013
 
12/2013 Vernon Keller
775-355-5356
vkeller@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project proposes to establish appropriate wild burro herd management levels, authorize population management actions, and approve reconstruction of water developments.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40995
Location: UNIT - Austin Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Lander. North end of Toquima Mountain Range.
Pete's Summit Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/18/2012 
Expected:09/2013
 
11/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Sharon Plager
775-964-2671ext 6314
splager@fs.fed.us 
Description: Repair and maintenance at three recreation sites - Toquima Cave, Bald Mtn. Wash Petroglyphs, and Hot Creek Charcoal Kilns. Propject analysis will be completed. It shows as cancelled here because publishing in the SOPA is not required.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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.
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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 Scott Richey
775-738-5171
srichey@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/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 Scott Richey
775-738-5171
srichey@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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32862
Location: UNIT - Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Lyon. Project is southwest of Wilson Canyon, about 14 miles south of Yerington, Lyon County, NV.
East Walker Landscape Habitat Improvement Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 04/04/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
09/2013 Joanne Lowden
760-932-5853
jalowden@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would improve, enhance, and protect bi-state sage grouse habitat, increase habitat connectivity, and reduce the risk of high intensity wildfire by reducing pinyon-juniper encroachment using mechanical methods and prescribed fire.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41401
Location: UNIT - Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Lyon, Mineral. LEGAL - T06N R025E sec 1-2,12; T06N 026E sec 2-10,14-18,20,21; T07N R025E sec 1-4,9-15,21-28,34-36; T07N R026E sec 3-10,14-23,26-35; T08N R025E sec 1,11-14,23-26,35,36; T08N R026E sec 5-9,16-21,27-34. Project area is approximately 15 miles north of Bridgeport, CA It is within the East Walker River drainage in Lyon and Mineral counties 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.
Keegan Driveway Access
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2013 
Expected:07/2013  07/2013 David Drake
775-352-1241
ddrake@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction of private driveway using a 40 ft ROW occupying a total of 2.2 acres of public land. Following construction a Permit will be issued for a total of 1.4 acres.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42074
Location: UNIT - Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Lyon. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Lyon County Parcel #010-751-05 ////T24E,R10N, sec 30.
Leavitt Meadows Trail Bridge Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/11/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
09/2013 James Winfrey
775-355-5308
jwinfrey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace exisitng 50 year old trail bridge across Walker River north of Leavitt Meadows campground,
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42002
Location: UNIT - Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - Township 6 North, Range 22 East, Section 34. North of Leavitt Meadows CAmpground on California route 108.
Mountain Warfare Training Center Operations Training Project
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/01/2011 
Expected:10/2013
 
11/2013 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/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  On Hold  N/A  N/A Scott Richey
775-738-5171
srichey@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/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.
Sierra Trail Dogs 250 Dual Sport
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A David Drake
775-352-1241
ddrake@fs.fed.us 
Description: This is a motorcyle touring type of ride on National Forest System Lands. It will take place on approved motor vehicle routes as identified in the approved Motor Vehicle Use Maps
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41233
Location: UNIT - Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - California, Nevada. COUNTY - Mono, Lyon, Mineral. routes on the Bridgeport Ranger district.
Swauger Creek Fuels Reduction Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:06/2013  10/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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  Completed  Actual: 06/07/2013  08/2013 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 1875 acres around the Twin Lakes area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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
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 01/2014 
Expected:09/2014
 
11/2014 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.
Figueroa Landscape Rock Acquisition
EA
- Minerals and Geology  On Hold  N/A  N/A Scott Richey
775-738-5171
srichey@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposal is to allow Figueroa Masonry to extract up to 500 tons of rock annually over a three-year period.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40555
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Alpine. LEGAL - NW/4, NW/4 Sec. 1, T. 10 N., R. 19 E. & NE/4, NW/4 Sec. 2, T. 10 N., R. 19 E., MDB&M, Alpine Co., CA. The project is located in West Carson Canyon off of California Highway 88.
Little Valley Hazardous Fuels Reduction
EA
- Fuels management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Joseph Garrotto
775-884-8108
jgarrotto@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 wildfire. his is a duplicate listing and project cancelled.
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Washoe. LEGAL - T16N, R19E, secs 8, 16,19, & 20. Project is located 15 mil2 miles east of Incline Village, NV and Diamond Peak Ski Area and.
Little Valley Hazardous Fuels Reduction
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/01/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
08/2013 Joseph Garrotto
775-884-8108
jgarrotto@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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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.
Little Valley Hazardous Fuels Reduction and Ecosystems Enhancement Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Beth Nabors
775-884-8120
bnabors@fs.fed.us 
Description: USFS proposal including hazardous fuels reduction, aspen enhancement, forest health & wildlife habitat improvement . Project cancelled; this is a duplicate entry.
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Washoe. LEGAL - T16N, R19E sections 8, 19, 20, & 28. Project area is located approximately 9 miles northwest of the Carson City, Nevada & 1.5 miles east of Incline Village, Nevada.
Manzanita Fuels Reduction and Ecosystem Enhancement Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2013 
Expected:10/2013  11/2013 Steven Howell
775-884-8114
srhowell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fuels reduction and ecosystem enhancement on approximately 700 acres. The analysis area falls within the old Acorn Fire from 1987. Proposed methods of fuels reduction will involve hand thinning, piling, chipping, mastication and prescribed fire.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42140
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Alpine. LEGAL - T10N R19E Section 1 and T11N R19E Sections 13, 23, 26, and 34. This project is within Alpine County California near the town of Woodfords. The project is along the highway 88 corridor from Crystal Springs Campground east to the California Nevada stateline.
Manzanita Fuels Reduction and Ecosystem Management Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2013 
Expected:10/2013  12/2013 Steven Howell
775-884-8114
srhowell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reduce Fuels and enhance wildlife habitat on approximately 700 acres within the wildland urban interface in Alpine County Clifornia near the town of Woodfords. The project area is within the old Acron Fire of 1987.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42142
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Alpine. LEGAL - T11N R19E Sections 13, 23, 26, and 34, and T10N R19E Section 1. Alpine County California near the town of Woodfords.
Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe - Atoma Area Project
EIS
- Special use management  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 06/03/2013
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/2014 
Expected:11/2014
 
05/2015 Linda Crawley
775-355-5377
lcrawley@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to amend the Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe special use permit to authorize commercial downhill skiing in the Atoma area and construction of a snowmaking water impoundment on the westernmost portion of the permit boundary
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41487
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Washoe. LEGAL - T 17 N R 19 E, Section 18, MDM. Twelve miles north of the intersection of Mt. Rose Highway (Nevada State Route 431) and US 395, immediately north of the Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe base lodge and parking area.
Raleigh Heights Rare Plant Habitat Restoration Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Elizabeth Bergstrom
775-884-8154
ebergstrom@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project will be removed from the SOPA because a Decision Memo is not needed to document the project decision. Restoration of the habitat for Webber ivesia will include placing rock along the edge of existing roads to stop off road travel.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39653
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District. STATE - California, Nevada. COUNTY - Washoe. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Carson Ranger District, on the lower slopes of Peavine Mountain, NW Reno,Washoe County, Nevada.
Tahoe - Pyramid Bikeway, Humboldt - Toiyabe NF Section
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/22/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
07/2013 Joanne Lowden
760-932-5853
jalowden@fs.fed.us 
Description: Contruct a non-motorized trail accross a small section of National Forest Land that would be part of the Tahoe Pyramid Bikeway. The length of the trail would be approximately 2100 feet.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41614
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada, Sierra. LEGAL - SEC 7, T.18.N., R.18.E. The project is located next to Interstate 80 in Sierra and Nevada Counties, California, just west of the Nevada state line. The trail will parallel Interstate 80 and the UPRR tracks.
West Carson River Watershed Route Adjustment Project
EA
- Road management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/19/2012 
Expected:07/2013
 
08/2013 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/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 
Completed  Actual: 05/22/2013  05/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/19/2012 
Expected:06/2013
 
07/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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.
Centennial - Seligman Mine Plan
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 06/25/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 08/2013 
Expected:12/2013
 
03/2014 Susan Elliott
775-778-6123
sgelliott@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to conduct mine and exploration operations in the disturbance footprint of previously mined Mt Hamilton area on NFS lands and private land. There would be about 450 ac of surface disturbance on FS lands and approx 25 acres on private lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42438
Location: UNIT - Ely Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - White Pine. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Located in White Pine Mountain Range at the existing Mount Hamilton Mine.
Central White Pine Riparian Exclosures
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 04/01/2013  06/2013 Kathleen Johnson
775-289-5121
kathyjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project involves the construction and/or reconstruction of four riparain exclosures to restore and/or protect several springs and meadow complexes within the Whith Pine Range.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41592
Location: UNIT - Ely Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - White Pine. Northern portion of the White Pine Range.
Currant-Ellison Watershed Restoration Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/12/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2013 
Expected:10/2013
 
04/2014 Joshua Simpson
775-289-5129
jtsimpson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of this project is to restore and maintain healthy and resilient watersheds, vegetation communities, wildlife habitats and to reduce fuels and wildfire risks particularly near private lands, structures and other critical resources.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41019
Location: UNIT - Ely Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye, White Pine. Project area is approximately 185,000 acres and is located approximately 50 miles southwest of Ely, Nevada within the White Pine Mountain Range.
Ely Ranger District Wilderness Management Plan
EA
- Land management planning
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Special area management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/08/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2013 
Expected:10/2013
 
12/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 07/01/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 04/2013 
Expected:09/2013
Actual: 09/28/2011 
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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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.
Griffon Definition Mineral Exploration Drilling Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/01/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
07/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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.
Highway 6 Pinyon-Juniper Treatment Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 04/01/2013  06/2013 Kathleen Johnson
775-289-5121
kathyjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project involves the cutting of pinyon and juniper trees that are invading the sagebrush and mountain brush habitats near Current Creek.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41593
Location: UNIT - Ely Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye, White Pine. White Pine Mountain Range on the Ely Ranger District.
Monte Cristo Territory Management Plan pdate
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/26/2012 
Expected:05/2013
 
06/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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 
Completed  Actual: 05/03/2013  05/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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:05/2013
 
07/2013 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/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  Completed  Actual: 05/22/2013  06/2013 Jose Noriega
775-289-5100
jnoriega@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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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 County Camp Success Preservation & Enhancement Project
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/22/2013 
Expected:08/2013
 
06/2014 Joshua Nicholes
775-289-5145
jnicholes@fs.fed.us 
Description: White Pine County is seeking an amendment to their existing special use permit to authorize a large renovation of the facilities located at the organization camp near success summit.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41818
Location: UNIT - Ely Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - White Pine. LEGAL - T16N, 65E, Section 7 and 13 MDM. Located within the Schell Creek Range in the Duck Creek Basin approximately 9 miles east of Ely, NV.
White Pine County Camp Success Preservation and Enhancement Project
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Joshua Nicholes
775-289-5145
jnicholes@fs.fed.us 
Description: White Pine County is seeking an amendment to their existing special use permit to authorize a large renovation of the facilities located at the organization camp near success summit. Entry deleted because it is a duplication
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/projects/htnf/landmanagement/projects
Location: UNIT - Ely Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - White Pine. LEGAL - T16N, 65E, Section 7 and 13 MDM. The camp site is located within the Schell Creek Range in the Duck Creek Basin approximately 9 miles east 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
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/nepa_project_exp.php?project=2837
Location: UNIT - Jarbidge Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. Jarbidge Ranger District.
Jarbidge Wildland Urban Interface Project
CE
- Fuels management  Completed  Actual: 05/03/2013  05/2013 Troy Phelps
775-778-6121
tdphelps@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal is to treat 12 acres of vegetation in three areas adjacent to the town of Jarbidge.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41676
Location: UNIT - Jarbidge Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. Adjacent to town of Jarbidge, Nevada.
Pole Creek Pipeline Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/17/2013 
Expected:09/2013
 
10/2013 Kyra Reid
775-752-1701 or 775-778-6128
kireid@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction of a water transmission line across both private land and national forest system land.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42076
Location: UNIT - Jarbidge Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Pole Creek Watershed.
Rural Telephone Fiber Optic Line Murphy Hot Springs to Jarbidge
EA
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 04/17/2013  05/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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:08/2013
 
09/2013 Kathryn Fuell
775-778-6109
kwfuell@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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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.
North Fork Humboldt River Fish Barrier Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 04/01/2013  08/2013 Douglas Clarke
775-778-6127
dclarke@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal is to construct a permanent fish passage barrier/gauging station on the North Fork Humboldt River, Once constructed the barrier would isolate Lahontan cutthroat trout in upstream portions of the North Fork Humboldt River from non-native fish
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41017
Location: UNIT - Mountain City Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. North fork Humboldt River, upstream from Doheny Ranch.
Walker Ridge Gold Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/23/2012 
Expected:07/2013
 
09/2013 Kathryn Fuell
775-778-6109
kwfuell@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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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.
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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:
Notice of Initiation 02/21/2012
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 07/2013 
Expected:08/2013
 
09/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36593
Location: UNIT - Ruby Mountains Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko, White Pine. LEGAL - Not Applicable. South end of Ruby Mountains around Overland Pass.
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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
2013 Range Rescission Implementation
EA
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Notice of Initiation 07/2013 
Expected:10/2013  11/2013 Boyd Hatch
775-623-5025 x 119
bhatch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project would build key fences to better control and rotate livestock, reducing impacts on riparian areas, one of which is an LCT stream (SF Indian Creek), heritage sites, etc...
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41444
Location: UNIT - Santa Rosa Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Humboldt. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Multiple Locations Accross the Santa Rosa Ranger District.
Buckskin-National Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/17/2012 
Expected:07/2013
 
08/2013 Mike Rowan
509-653-1452
mrowan@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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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 Habitat Restoration Phase II
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/14/2013 
Expected:08/2013
 
09/2013 Robin Wignall
775-778-6122
rjwignall@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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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.
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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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/27/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
09/2013 Linda Crawley
775-355-5377
lcrawley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restoration of forest health, and sensitive plant and wildlife species habitats.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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.
Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort Chair Lift No. 2 Replacement Project
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/13/2013 
Expected:08/2013
 
08/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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.
McFarland Canyon Fence Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2013 
Expected:09/2013  04/2014 Jennifer Ramirez
702-515-5429
jramirez02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project entails construction of a fence to protect Wilderness and sensitive habitat from damage by wild horses.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41533
Location: UNIT - Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Clark. LEGAL - Northeast quarter of Section 29, R. 55 1/2 E., T. 18 S. McFarland Canyon can be accessed from CR202, then FS45570 in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, NV.
Mt. Charleston Wilderness Management Plan
EA
- Special area management  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 06/11/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 10/2013 
Expected:12/2013
 
12/2013 Jane Schumacher
702-839-5560
jaschumacher@fs.fed.us 
Description: FS will prepare a Wilderness Management Plan for the Mt. Charleston Wilderness Area in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38543
Location: UNIT - Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Clark. LEGAL - Not Applicable. 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.
Mud Springs Restoration Fencing
CE
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jennifer Ramirez
702-515-5429
jramirez02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replacement of existing exclusion fence with a stronger, taller fence to exclude wild horses and elk from sensitive springs. Provide drinking water to ungulates and equestrians outside of fence.
Location: UNIT - Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Clark. LEGAL - West M.S. is in the SW ¼ of the NE ¼ of Section 21, T17S R55 1/2E Middle M.S. is in the SW ¼ of the NW ¼ of Section 22, T17S R55 1/2E East M.S. is in the SE ¼ of the NW ¼ of Section 22, T17S R55 1/2. Three springs (West, Middle, and East) located in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area on FSS Road 45571.
Old Mill WUI Hazardous Fuels Treatment
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/20/2012
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 07/2013 
Expected:09/2013
 
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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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:
Notice of Initiation 09/15/2006
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 07/2013 
Expected:12/2013
 
12/2013 Jane Schumacher
702-839-5560
jaschumacher@fs.fed.us 
Description: FS will prepare a Wilderness Management Plan for Rainbow Mountain Wilderness and LaMadre Mountain Wilderness in cooperation with Bureau of Land Management.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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.
Spring Mountains Wild Horse & Burro Complex Project
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 06/14/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 11/2013 
Expected:04/2014
 
05/2014 Theresa Frolli
775-355-5335
smcomplex@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analyze appropriate managment levels and horse gathers on the Spring Mountains NRA and the Southern NV BLM District.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php?project=40960
Location: UNIT - Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Clark, Nye. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Spring Mountains National Recration Area.
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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
Arizona Nevada Tower Corp. Communication Site Fitzpatrick/Quima Peak
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/25/2012 
Expected:07/2013
 
07/2013 Joshua Nicholes
775-289-5145
jnicholes@fs.fed.us 
Description: Arizona Nevada Tower Corporation is seeking a special use permit to authorize a communication site located at the Fitzpatrick communication site near Quima Peak.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40550
Location: UNIT - Tonopah Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye. LEGAL - T7N, 43E, Section 1 MDM. The communication site is located at on the west side of the Toquima Range about 4 miles southwest of Manhattan, NV.
Cloverdale Cut-Leave Pinyon Juniper Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/01/2012 
Expected:07/2013
 
08/2013 Carol Carlock
775-289-5128
clcarlock@fs.fed.us 
Description: Cut and Leave approximately 4,000 acres of pinyon-juniper. Portion of the project area is within the Preliminary Prioirity Habitat for Greater Sage-Grouse.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40617
Location: UNIT - Tonopah Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye. LEGAL - T10N R39E all or portions of sections 1,12,13,24; T10N R40E all or portions of sections 4-10, 16-22, 28-32. Northern boundary is at the Cloverdale summit area and this project is approximately 60 miles northwest of Tonopah NV on the Toiyabe Mt Range.
East Manhattan II Exploration Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/11/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
08/2013 James Rigby
775-482-6286
jrigby@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal is for minerals exploration drilling at up to 14 drill sites and construction of approx. 1,470 feet of temp. drill road.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41680
Location: UNIT - Tonopah Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye. LEGAL - T8N, R44E, Sections 14, 15, 22,& 23 MDM. In the Toquima Mountain Range approx. 2.5 miles east of Manhattan.
East Manhattan Wash Exploration Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/11/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
08/2013 James Rigby
775-482-6286
jrigby@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal is for minerals exploration drilling at up to 12 drill sites and the construction of approx. 460 feet of temporary drill road.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41682
Location: UNIT - Tonopah Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye. LEGAL - T8N, R44E, Section 24 MDM. In the Toquima Range approx. 4 miles east of Manhattan.
RAC Hot Creek Range Charcoal Kiln Stabilization
CE
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Sharon Plager
775-964-2671ext 6314
splager@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fence in five sets of charcoal kilns and stabilize one intact kiln.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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.
Sagehen Spring Restoration Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2013 
Expected:09/2013  09/2013 Renee Hollowell
775-482-7880
rchollowell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fencing Sagehen Spring and its associated meadow from excess use by wild horses to allow the riparian habitat to recover and to protect the spring source and meadow from permanent degradation and/or loss.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41688
Location: UNIT - Tonopah Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye. LEGAL - Township 11N, Range 45 E, Section 22. Sagehen Spring-Tonopah Ranger District.
Timber Hill Mineral Exploration Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 04/11/2013  06/2013 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/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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