Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2012 to 09/30/2012
Angeles 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
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Regionwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Region)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Angeles National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Angeles National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Angeles National Forest,  Los Angeles River (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Angeles National Forest,  San Gabriel River Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Angeles National Forest,  Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers (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 10/2012 
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.
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  Completed  Actual: 03/23/2012  08/2012 Brenda Halter-Glenn
202-260-9400
bhalterglenn@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Department of Agriculture proposes to promulgate a new planning rule, which will set out the process for development, revision, and amendment of National Forest System land management plans.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/planningrule
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Agency-wide Rule.
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R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Regionwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Region)

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Labor Day Run - Eastern Plumas County Chamber of Commerce
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Lisa Sedlacek
530-836-7126
lsedlacek@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Eastern Plumas Plumas National Forest on Septermber 1 through 3, 2013 on forest service roads and trails on the Beckwourth Ranger District.
Location: UNIT - R5 - Pacific Southwest Region All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Routes falls entirely within the Beckwourth Ranger District Boundary. Eastern Plumas County- Graeagle, Portola, Beckwourth, Lake Davis.
Lost Sierra 50 K Running Event
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/08/2012  09/2012 Lisa Sedlacek
530-836-7126
lsedlacek@fs.fed.us 
Description: This is a Special Use Permit for a 50 K run on the trails ilocated in the Lakes Basin Recreation Area, including a four mile section of the Pacific Crest Trail.
Location: UNIT - R5 - Pacific Southwest Region All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Mills Peak Trail, Mt. Elwell Trail, SmithLakeTrail, Gray Eagle Creek Trail. Lakes Basin Recreation Area.
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R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Southern California National Forests Land Management Plan Amendment
EIS
- Land management planning  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 04/27/2012
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 10/2012 
Expected:03/2013
 
03/2013 Robert Hawkins
__________
socal_nf_lmp_amendment@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Angeles, Cleveland, Los Padres, and San Bernardino national forests propose to amend their land management plans with new guidance for roadless area management and land management plan monitoring.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35130
Location: UNIT - Cleveland National Forest All Units, Los Padres National Forest All Units, San Bernardino National Forest All Units, Angeles National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern, Los Angeles, Monterey, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura. Angeles, Cleveland, Los Padres, and San Bernardino National Forests.
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Angeles National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)  

R5 - Pacific Southwest Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Angeles National Forest Defensible Space Project
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/15/2011 
Expected:03/2012
 
04/2012 Diane Travis
760-249-6005
dhtravis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Expanding Hazard Reduction for landowners with habitable structures within 200 feet of the forest boundary.
Location: UNIT - Angeles National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles, San Bernardino. Angeles National Forest.
City of Los Angeles - Expansion of existing Mt. Lukens Communications Site
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/30/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
07/2012 Graham Breakwell
818-899-1900, ext. 243
grahambreakwell@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposal is to construct a new 109' tall 4-legged self supporting lattice tower adjacent to their buildings. The new tower will be utilized by the City and its public safety partners. A detailed site plan is attached.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39085
Location: UNIT - Angeles National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - SESE, Section 9 and SW Section 10, T. 2 N., R. 13 W., SBBM. The Mt. Lukens Communication Site is at the top of Mt. Lukens, approximately 2.5 miles north of La Crescenta and the 210 freeway.
Los Angeles County - Big Tujunga Dam and Maple Canyon Sediment Placement Site
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Graham Breakwell
818-899-1900, ext. 243
grahambreakwell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Excavation of up to 4.4mm cubic yards of sediment from Big Tujunga Reservoir to be placed in Maple Canyon. Big Tujunga Reservoir is to be completely dewatered through the dam valves and mechanical pumping. The proposed action is to take up to 4 year
Location: UNIT - Angeles National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. Big Tujunga Dam (west) and Maple Canyon (east) turn outs are located at Big Tujunga Road Mile Marker 8.3.
Mobile Relay Associates - Mt Lukens - Expansion of existing Communication Site Facility
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/01/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
07/2012 Graham Breakwell
818-899-1900
grahambreakwell@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposal is to build a new, 100ft tall, self supporting lattice tower adjacent to the building. A previously approved 800sq ft expansion to the existing building will occur (as recorded in the Communications Site Managemen Plan dated 11/20/08).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39086
Location: UNIT - Angeles National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - SESE, Section 9 and SW Section 10, T. 2 N., R.13 W., SBBM;. The top of Mt. Lukens, approximately 2.5 miles north of La Crescenta and the 210 freeway.
Mountain yellow-legged frog Translocation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Nathan Sill
626-574-5328
nsill@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and US Geological Survey, are proposing to capture and relocate tadpoles of the Mountain yellow-legged frog within the San Gabriel and Pleasant View Ridge Wilderness Areas.
Location: UNIT - Angeles National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. Devil's Canyon within the San Gabriel Wilderness Area, and South Fork Big Rock Creek and Dorr Canyons within the Pleasant View Ridge Wilderness Area, within the San Gabriel Mountains.
Santa Anita Canyon Road Permit Extension
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Steve Loe
909-382-2724
sloe@fs.fed.us 
Description: LA County permit to include the 2009 transferred land from City of Monrovia to Forest Service
Location: UNIT - Angeles National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. The Proposed permit extends from Arcadia to Chantry Flats.
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Angeles National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R5 - Pacific Southwest Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Manual Removal of Invasive Plant Species
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/28/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
06/2012 Katie VinZant
626-574-5268
kvinzant@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of this project is to remove non-native, invasive plant species by hand removal methods only as needed in 32 watersheds of the Angeles National Forest. Hand removal methods are defined here as including hand pulling and weed wrenching.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38115
Location: UNIT - San Gabriel River Ranger District, Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. Selected watersheds in the San Gabriel Mountains which have been impacted by fires over the last several years.
Wildlife Guzzler Installation and Maintenance
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/22/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
07/2012 Pete Johnston
661-269-2808, ext 239
pjohnston@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project includes installation of 4 guzzlers (3 near Old Ridge Route, 1 near Table Mountain). A guzzler is a water catchment and storage device, designed to provide water for wildlife. Fourteen additional structures will be maintained or repaired.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39346
Location: UNIT - San Gabriel River Ranger District, Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - several locations from T7N, R16W to T3N R7W. Three guzzlers near the Old Ridge Route, and one guzzler near Table Mountain, modifications for others at Rincon, Pinyon Ridge, Table Mountain, Sawmill Liebre and Mt. Pacifico.
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Angeles National Forest,   Los Angeles River (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R5 - Pacific Southwest Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Camp Trask
CE
- Fuels management  Completed  Actual: 04/05/2012  05/2012 Scott Lowden
818-899-1900, ex. 257
slowden@fs.fed.us 
Description: Hazardous fuels reduction around the Camp Trask boy scout camp. Thinning, brush cutting, chipping, Pruning of trees.
Location: UNIT - Los Angeles River. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - T.1 N., R.10 W., Sections 7 and 18. Saw Pit canyon area, North of the City of Monrovia.
County of Los Angeles - Big Tujunga Creek Water Diversion At Big Tujunga Canyon Road near MM 0.38
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2012 
Expected:09/2012  12/2012 Graham Breakwell
818-899-1900
grahambreakwell@fs.fed.us 
Description: An unreinforced wall of 450' length and 20' high is severely eroded by constant water scouring. The proposal is to reinforce this wall with riprap during this time a temporary water diversion pipe will be buried in the middle of the streambed.
Location: UNIT - Los Angeles River. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. Big Tujunga Canyon Road MM 0.40.
County of Los Angeles - Mill Creek Highway Maintenance Yard - Replacement of Crew Barracks
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/29/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
07/2012 Graham Breakwell
818-899-1900
grahambreakwell@fs.fed.us 
Description: LA County Dept. of Public Works proposes to rebuild a crew barracks building that was damaged in the Station Fire. The new building will occupy the same footprint as the damaged one, and is within the permit area of the existing facility.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39083
Location: UNIT - Los Angeles River. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - NE Section 36, T 4 N, R 12 W, SBBM. The Mill Creek Maintenance Yard is adjacent to the Mill Creek Fire Station, near the junction of Angeles Forest Highway and Mt. Gleason Road.
County of Los Angeles - Pacoima Reservoir Sediment Removal
EA
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:02/2013  05/2013 Graham Breakwell
818-899-1900
grahambreakwell@fs.fed.us 
Description: This 5 year sluicing project requires reservoir access for 2 bulldozers and 1 excavator. There are alternatives for the machinery access route and one could be selected prior to project begins in 4th calendar qtr 2011
Location: UNIT - Los Angeles River. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - CA/LOSANGELES/District 27/ Section/Township/Range 27-3-N-14-W-19. Pacoima Reservoir, 3 miles north of San Fernando.
Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads (ERFO) Projects for 2011
CE
- Facility management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
11/2011 Annitta Keck
818-899-1900 ext 223
mmcintyre@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Angeles National Forest has received ERFO (Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads) funding from the Federal Highways Administration to repair damage to Forest infrastructure, chiefly within the Station Fire, caused by the 2010/11 winter rains
Location: UNIT - Los Angeles River. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. Project areas are located within the Los Angeles River Ranger District at multiple locations.
Lincoln Avenue Water Company - Waterpipe relocation and permit reissuance
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/20/2009 
Expected:02/2012
 
03/2012 Graham Breakwell
818-899-1900
grahambreakwell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of permits for 3.1 miles of waterpipe and 2 weirs. 1400 feet of waterpipe will be renewed and relocated into Mt Lowe Rd.
Location: UNIT - Los Angeles River. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - T. 2 N R. 12 W Sec. 32. Millard Canyon.
Little Tujunga West Fuels Treatment Project
CE
- Fuels management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Scott Lowden
818-899-1900
slowden@fs.fed.us 
Description: Hazardous fuel reduction with handcrews, masticators, chipping, pile burning and broadcast burning, adjacent to LA City and LA County. This is in the Kagel and Lopez Canyon areas.
Location: UNIT - Los Angeles River. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - T2N, R14 W, Sec. 5, 6; T2N, R15W, Sec.1; T3N, R14W, Sec. 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33. Lopez, Kagel, and Little Tujunga Canyon areas.
Loomis Ranch
CE
- Fuels management  Completed  Actual: 04/05/2012  05/2012 Scott Lowden
(818) 898-1900
slowden@fs.fed.us 
Description: Hazardous fuels reduction project around the Loomis Ranch area
Location: UNIT - Los Angeles River. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - T.3 N., R.11 W. Section 17. Loomis Ranch area, West of Chilao flat.
Los Angeles County - Big Tujunga Dam and Maple Canyon Sediment Placement Site
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2012 
Expected:07/2013  08/2013 Graham Breakwell
818-899-1900 ext. 243
grahambreakwell@fs.fed.us 
Description: LA County proposes to remove up to 4.4mm cubic yards of sediment from Big Tujunga Reservoir, and place it in the adjacent Maple Canyon, a designated disposal site. Big Tujunga Reservoir will be dewatered through dam valves and mechanical pumping.
Web Link:  http://ladpw.org/wrd/Removal/BigTujunga/index.cfm?Project=BigTujunga&site=wrd
Location: UNIT - Los Angeles River. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. Big Tujunga Dam and Maple Canyon are approximately 9 miles up Big Tujunga Canyon Road from Sunland, and 6 miles north of La Canada.
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department - Barley Flats Water System
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/01/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
07/2012 Graham Breakwell
818-899-1900, ext. 243
grahambreakwell@fs.fed.us 
Description: LA County proposes to install a 20'x19' concrete pad, a 12' diameter by 7' high water tank, and 120' of copper pipe in a 2'x3' trench, to carry water to the crew room. This project area is currently permitted for occupancy by search/rescue personnel
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39080
Location: UNIT - Los Angeles River. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. Barley Flats is approximately 2 miles east of the junction of Angeles Crest and Upper Big Tujunga Highways, and 8 miles north of the City of Sierra Madre.
Los Angeles River Ranger District Invasive Vegetation Treatments
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2011 
Expected:07/2012  08/2012 Steve Loe
909-382-2724
sloe@fs.fed.us 
Description: The ANF is proposing to inventory, monitor and treat invasive plant species through a variety of techniques including manual, mechanical, and chemical methods in order to limit the negative impacts of invasive species on plant and wilidlife habitats.
Location: UNIT - Los Angeles River. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. All National Forest lands within the Los Angeles River Watershed, and some within the San Gabriel River Watershed affected by the Station Fire of 2009.
Lucky Strike Abandoned Mine Closure
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/12/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
12/2012 David Annis
530.621.5226
dannis@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Angeles National Forest proposes installation of a steel gate on the Lucky Strike mine portal. The intent of the bat gate is to provide for public safety and environmental protection without eliminating the potential for future mining activities.
Location: UNIT - Los Angeles River. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - Township 3N, Range 12 West, SW1/4, NE1/4 Section 13. 1.75 Miles East of the Monte Cristo Campground off Forest Road 4N18.
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Angeles National Forest,   San Gabriel River Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R5 - Pacific Southwest Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Cogswell Dam Sediment Removal Project and Sediment Placement Site
EIS

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 01/2013 
Expected:07/2013  09/2013 Esmeralda Bracamonte
626-335-1251
ebracamonte@fs.fed.us 
Description: LA County proposes to remove 3,331,000 cy of debris from Cogswell. Sediment removed will be placed on 63.5 acres (Cogswell SPS) adjacent to the dam. The level of analysis required for this project has not yet been determined.
Location: UNIT - San Gabriel River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. Section 19, 30 and 24 of Township 2 north, and Range 10 west and 11 west.
Crystal Lake Recreation Area Permit Issuance
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Christopher Fabbro
626-221-6235
cfabbro@fs.fed.us 
Description: Determine whether to issue a 5-year special use permit to a concessionaire for the operation of the Crystal Lake Recreation Areas.
Location: UNIT - San Gabriel River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - T2 & 3N, R11W; T2N, R9W. Crystal Lake Recreation Area, approximately 12 miles North of Azusa, CA on State Highway 39.
North Fork San Gabriel River Bridge Replacement
EA
- Road management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2012 
Expected:08/2012  10/2012 Esmeralda Bracamonte
626-335-1251
ebracamonte@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replacement of the North Fork Bridge #53-2245 in San Gabriel Canyon along SR39.
Location: UNIT - San Gabriel River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. Township 2N, Range 9W, Section 5.
San Gabriel River RD Fuelbreak Reconstruction and Maintenance
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/17/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
01/2012 Dave Gabaldon
626-910-1140
dgabaldon@fs.fed.us 
Description:  Proposed actions will result in a significant reduction in fuel loading. Proposed actions are a combination of mechanical treatments, hand treatments and prescribed fire. Mechanical treatments will include mastication and mowing.
Location: UNIT - San Gabriel River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. San Gabriel River RD, Angeles NF, Los Angeles County, California.
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Angeles National Forest,   Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R5 - Pacific Southwest Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Barren Ridge-Castaic Transmission Project
EIS
- Special use management  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 08/26/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 08/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
01/2013 Justin Seastrand
626-574-5278
jseastrand@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct, use, and maintain a double circuit 230-kV transmission line, reconductor an existing 230-kV transmission line, and add a new 230-kV circuit to existing transmission tower structures. Alternative 1 is located in Salt Creek IRA.
Web Link:  http://www.ladwp.com/ladwp/cms/ladwp009508.jsp
Location: UNIT - Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. San Francisquito Canyon (and alternate routes).
Big Pines Hazardous Fuels Reduction Continuation
CE
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/02/2012 
Expected:03/2012
 
03/2012 Karen Bauman
661-296-9710
kbauman@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to continue removal of hazardous vegetation by mechanical means across 947 acres near the community of Big Pines, in order to protect community evacuation routes and various infrastructure from the threat of wildfire.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38101
Location: UNIT - Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. The area known as Big Pines, west of the town of Wrightwood, CA, and northwest of Big Pines along the Big Pines Highway.
Big Pines Recreation Area reissuance of concessionaire special use permit
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/22/2009 
Expected:02/2013
 
12/2013 Joseph Holzinger
661-296-9710
jholzinger@fs.fed.us 
Description: The current concessionaire special use permit will expire December 31, 2013. Forest proposes to put out a propectus to receive bids for concessionaire operations and maintenance of campgrounds.
Location: UNIT - Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - SW1/4 Sect 35, NE 1/4 Sec 32, NW 1/4 Sec 33, T4N, R8W; and N1/2 Sec 5, T3N, R8W, SBBM. Big Pines Recreation Area.
Black Oak Mistletoe Project 2010
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Tasha Hernandez
661-296-9710 x242
thernandez@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project intends to focus on restoration of the Black Oak stand through management of the mistletoe infestation using several eradication techniques and by promoting understory regeneration through planting.
Location: UNIT - Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. The proposed project area is located on the Sawmill/Liebre Ridge of the Santa Clara Mojave River Ranger District on the Angeles National Forest. It runs along the Forest Road 7N23.
Boquet Canyon Recreation Residence Tract Special Use Reissuance
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/03/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
08/2012 Pete Johnston
661-296-9710, ext 239
pjohnston@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to reissue or amend Boquet Canyon Tract recreational residence Special Use Permits. New permits or amendments would provide protection measures for the unarmored threespine stickleback, an endagered fish, and to the adjacent riparian area.
Location: UNIT - Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. Boquet Canyon Tract recreational residences on the Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers Ranger District.
Frenchman's Flat Recreation Area SSTs
CE
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/23/2009 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 Diane McCombs
661-296-9710
dhmccombs@fs.fed.us 
Description: This proposal is to construct six vault toilet buildings [SSTs] within the Frenchman's Flat area.
Location: UNIT - Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - T6N, R18W, Sec. 2 S1/2, Sec. 11 NE1/4, Sec. 12 W1/2, Sec. 13 W1/2, Sec. 14 N1/2, SBBM. Frenchman's Flat Recreation Area.
Golden State Water Co. - Sheep Creek Canyon Tank
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Joseph Holzinger
661-296-9710
jholzinger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue new special use permit and then determine whether to amend special use authorization to replace and increase amount of storage from 25,000 gallons to 150,000 gallons.
Location: UNIT - Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - T.3N., R.7W., Section 18. Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers Ranger District, Angeles National Forest.
Green Valley Charitable Hall Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/14/2011 
Expected:03/2012
 
03/2012 Evalds Rimbenieks
661-296-9710
erimbenieks02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Green Valley Charitable Hall (GVCH) has reapplied for a new Special Use Permit. The GVCH was built in 1950 and has been used as a community center for the City of Green Valley. There is no change in permitted activities. Permit covers 5 Acres.
Location: UNIT - Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - T6N, R14W, SW 1/4, NW 1/4, Section 17, SBBM. Located east of Green Valley, along Spunky Canyon Road.
Littlerock Reservoir Sediment Removal Project
EIS
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 05/2012 
Expected:04/2013  05/2013 Evalds Rimbenieks
661-269-2808 x230
erimbenieks02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Palmdale Water District proposes to remove approx. 500,000 cubic yards of sediment from the reservoir, and haul it to a waste facility near Palmdale. A concrete grade control structure will be built to reduce future sedimentation.
Location: UNIT - Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - T.5N., R.11W., Within Parts of Section 27 and 35 of the SBBMD ,. Littlerock Reservoir is approximately 3.5 miles south of the unincorporated community of Littlerock, on Highway 138; and 8.5 miles southeast of Palmdale.
Santa Clara River Watershed Invasive Plant Treatment Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/18/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
10/2012 Steve Loe
909-382-2724
sloe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Eradication, control, containment, and/or suppression of existing and new infestations of invasive plant species in the Santa Clara River Watershed by the use of herbicides, manual, mechanical, biological, and fire wilting methods.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=31964
Location: UNIT - Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - T3N, R14, 15W; T4N, R11, 12, 13, 14W; T5N, R13, 14, 15, 16W; T6N, R13, 14, 15, 16,17W; T7N, R14, 15, 16, 17, 18W. Treatment to take place in the Santa Clara River Watershed including all tributaries of the Santa Clara River on the Angeles NF.
Santa Clara/Mojave River RD Fuelbreak Treatments: Ball Flat, Elizabeth, Juniper, and Red Mountain
CE
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/01/2004 
Expected:01/2011
 
02/2011 Karen Bauman
661-296-9710
kbauman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-establish the following district fuelbreaks: Ball Flat, Elizabeth, Jupiter, and Red Mountain. Various methods such as chainsaw, prescribed fire, discing, masticating, and crushing will be used.
Location: UNIT - Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - Districtwide. Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers Ranger District, Angeles National Forest.
Sawmill Liebre Forest Health Project 2010
CE
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/16/2009 
Expected:04/2012
 
05/2012 Tasha Hernandez
661-296-9710 x242
thernandez@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project consists of pruning lower branches, removing competing brush, opening canopy cover, clearing a perimeter fuelbreak, and replanting trees at six forestry plantations.
Location: UNIT - Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. The six plantations are primarily located along Liebre Mountain Ridge between the Old Ridge Route on the west and Lake Hughes on the east.
Sprint Communications Telephone & Telegraph Right of Way Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/16/2007 
Expected:06/2012
 
06/2012 Evalds Rimbenieks
661-296-9710
erimbenieks02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of Sprint Communications Telephone & Telegraph Right of Way Permit for 10 years for a buried fiber optic cable that runs through the Soledad Canyon area along the Southern Pacific Railroad tracks. ROW is 2,229' long and and 20' wide, 1.02 ac
Location: UNIT - Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - Project begins on FS land at T4N, R14W, Sec 15 and ends at T4N, R14W, Sec 11. Buried cable runs along Southern Pacific Railroad tracks in Soledad Canyon.
Teresita Pines Organization Camp Construction
EA
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Joseph Holzinger
661-296-9710
jholzinger@fs.fed.us 
Description: The camp is proposing to modify some of the existing building and construct new facilities including a parking area.
Location: UNIT - Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - T4N, R8W Section 33. Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers Ranger District, Angeles National Forest.
Tule Ridge/South Portal Fuels Reduction Project
CE
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/15/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
09/2011 Karen Bauman
661-296-9710
kbauman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reduce the fuel within the project area to provide community protection for Green Valley and re-establish a fuelbreak and reduce the risk of wildfire. Project will enhance wildlife habitat by opening up the brush for mamals and birds.
Location: UNIT - Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - T6N, R15W, Sec 1-3, 9-12, 14-17, 20-22, 27-30, 32-33; T7N, R15W, Sec 35-36; T6N, R14W, Sec 5-7, T7N, R14W, Sec 31. West of San Francisquito Rd along Tule Ridge and South Portal Cyn. Project continues to the northwest side of the Green Valley.
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