Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2010 to 12/31/2010
Cleveland National Forest

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.
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Projects Occurring Nationwide
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Cleveland National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Cleveland National Forest,  Descanso Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Cleveland National Forest,  Palomar Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Cleveland National Forest,  Trabuco Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

Projects Occurring Nationwide  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 12/18/2009
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2010 
Expected:11/2011
 
12/2011 Larry Hayden
202-205-1559
lhayden@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Department of Agriculture proposes to promulgate a new planning rule, which will set out the process for development, revision, and amendment of National Forest System land management plans.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/planningrule
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Agency-wide Rule.
Nationwide Aerial Application of Fire Retardant on National Forest System Lands.
EIS

           *NEW LISTING*
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/27/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 Glen Stein
208-869-5405
gstein@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service will prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement for the continued nationwide aerial application of fire retardant on National Forest System lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/retardant/index.html
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
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Cleveland 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
Consolidation and reissuance of San Diego Gas & Electric (SDGE) Permits
EIS
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 01/2011 
Expected:12/2011  01/2012 Robert Hawkins
707-562-8699
rhawkins@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Cleveland National Forest proposes developing a 'master' permit to consolidate and reissue the approximately 75 permits presently issued to SDGE.
Location: UNIT - Cleveland National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Orange, San Diego. Multiple locations across the Cleveland NF.
Reduction of wild pig impacts
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:09/2011  12/2011 Pete Gomben
858-674-2959
pgomben@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Cleveland NF proposes to reduce and, where possible, eliminate further impacts from increasing numbers of non-native wild pigs on Forest Service land and water resources, including impacts to plant and animal species.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/cleveland/projects
Location: UNIT - Cleveland National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Orange, Riverside, San Diego. Various locations throughout the Descanso, Palomar, and Trabuco ranger districts.
Repair and maintenance of existing level II, III, and IV roads on the Cleveland NF
CE
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/01/2008 
Expected:10/2010
 
11/2010 Pete Gomben
858-674-2959
pgomben@fs.fed.us 
Description: Routine maintenance of level II, III, and IV roads is proposed. Level II roads are typically used by high-clearance vehicles. Level III roads are typically used by passenger cars. Level IV roads are typically two-lanes with aggregate surfaces.
Location: UNIT - Cleveland National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Orange, Riverside, San Diego. Various locations throughout the Cleveland NF.
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Cleveland National Forest,   Descanso 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
Conejos Road special use permit
CE
- Special use management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 10/16/2008  08/2010 Timothy Cardoza
619-445-6235 x 3418
tcardoza@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Descanso Ranger District proposes to authorize a special use permit to the Viejas band of Kumeyaay Indians for the use of Conejos Road to access the Capitan Grande Indian Reservation.
Location: UNIT - Descanso Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. Between Viejas Indian Reservation and Capitan Grande Indian Reservation.
Gold-spotted oak borer fungus and stress study
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Research 
Completed  Actual: 05/10/2010  08/2010 Russell Lajoie
619-445-6235
rlajoie@fs.fed.us 
Description: To determine effects of fungi and GSOB on oak mortality, the Descanso RD proposes to allow long-term plots that can be revisited for sampling and symptom/mortality development. Project has been modified to exclude cutting down and removal of trees.
Location: UNIT - Descanso Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. Various locations across the Descanso Ranger District.
Japatul Watershed Improvement Project
CE
- Watershed management  Completed  Actual: 07/08/2008  12/2008 Russell Lajoie
(619) 445-6235
rlajoie@fs.fed.us 
Description: This is a cooperative effort with Caltrans to stabilize and control channel erosion.
Location: UNIT - Descanso Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. LEGAL - T 15 S, R 4 E, Sec. 36. Descanso Ranger District.
Laguna Meadow range allotment
EA
- Regulations, Directives, Orders
- Grazing management 
Completed  Actual: 09/02/2010  11/2010 Lance Criley
619-445-6235 x3457
lcriley@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Cleveland NF proposes to authorize grazing on the Laguna Meadow allotment under a new allotment management plan.
Location: UNIT - Descanso Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. On Laguna Mountain.
Laguna grazing allotment
EA
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 09/02/2010  11/2010 Lance Criley
619-445-6235 x3457
lcriley@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Cleveland National Forest proposes to authorize grazing on the Laguna allotment under a new allotment management plan.
Location: UNIT - Descanso Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. Eastern portion of the Descanso Ranger District.
Mount Laguna Emergency Generator
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Timothy Cardoza
619-445-6235 x 3437
tcardoza@fs.fed.us 
Description: The generator was added to an existing permit on September 18, 2007 as per an existing decision memo for operation and maintenance of the facility that had been signed on March 30, 2004.
Location: UNIT - Descanso Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. LEGAL - T 15 S, R 5 E, SE 1/4 of Section 3. Mt. Laguna area.
Mount Laguna and Pine Valley Community Defense and Healthy Forest Restoration Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:07/2012  10/2012 Marian Kadota
805-961-5732
mkadota@fs.fed.us 
Description: Under the Healthy Forests Restoration Act, the Descanso RD proposes a combination of mechanical, hand, and prescribed fire fuel treatments to reduce fuels in the wildland/urban interface around the communities of Mount Laguna and Pine Valley.
Location: UNIT - Descanso Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. LEGAL - Portions of Township 14 South, Range 5 East, and Township 15 South, Range 4, 5, and 6 East. Surrounding the communities of Mount Laguna and Pine Valley.
Mt. Laguna Volunteer Fire Department special use permit
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Susan Desonia
619-445-6235
sdesonia@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Descanso Ranger District proposes to authorize reissuance of a special use permit for the operation and maintenance of the Mt. Laguna Volunteer Fire Department.
Location: UNIT - Descanso Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. Mt. Laguna area.
Pine Valley Creek soil sample collection project
CE
- Watershed management
- Research 
Completed  Actual: 11/02/2009  09/2010 Janice Tull
619-445-6235
jtull@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Descanso RD proposes to extend existing authorization for soil sample collection along Pine Valley Creek for research into bacteria in the Tijuana River watershed. Samples will be collected from three areas in January and February 2010.
Location: UNIT - Descanso Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. LEGAL - Township 15 South, Range 5 East, Southwest 1/4 of Section 18. Township 15 South, Range 4 East, Northeast 1/4 of Section 24. Township 15 South, Range 4 East, Northeast 1/4 of Section 13. Along Pine Valley Creek on the Descanso Ranger District.
Recreation Residences Normal Amendments to Existing Permits
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Susan Desonia
619-445-6235
sdesonia@fs.fed.us 
Description: Recreation residence and permanent trailer site permit holders periodically request changes to their authorizations. Usually these changes are for installation of a septic system to comply with county codes, small room additions or decks.
Location: UNIT - Descanso Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. Various locations throughout the Descanso Ranger District.
Sierra Club special use permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
12/2010 Susan Desonia
619-445-6235
sdesonia@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Descanso Ranger District proposes to authorize reissuance of a special use permit for maintaining a club for use by the San Diego Chapter of the Sierra Club, located in the Laguna Mountain Recreation Area.
Location: UNIT - Descanso Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. Mt. Laguna area.
Sunrise Powerlink
EIS
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/09/2010  12/2010 Robert Hawkins
707-562-8699
rhawkins@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Cleveland NF proposes to allow SDG&E to construct powerline across portions of the national forest between Imperial Valley and San Diego.
Location: UNIT - Descanso Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. Various locations across the Descanso Ranger District.
Sweetwater and Viejas Creek fuels treatment project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2008
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
03/2011 Michael Tucker
619-445-6235
matucker@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Descanso RD proposes fuel treatments in the vicinity of Viejas Creek and Sweetwater to reduce vegetation levels.
Location: UNIT - Descanso Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. LEGAL - Township 15 South, Range 2 East, Sections 1 and 36; Township 15 South, Range 3 East, Section 31; Township 15 South, Range 3 East, Section 6. In the vicinity of Viejas Creek and Sweetwater.
Thing Valley Spillway Improvements
CE
- Watershed management
- Special use management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Timothy Cardoza
619-445-6235 x 3418
tcardoza@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Descanso RD proposes to authorize and improve an existing previously authorized spillway on national forest lands that serves a small, earthen dam on private land. Soil erosion concerns make improvements necessary.
Location: UNIT - Descanso Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. LEGAL - SE 1/4 of Section 8, T16S, R6E, SBBM. Descanso Ranger District.
Willowside Water Tank
CE
- Special area management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Janice Tull
619-445-6235
jtull@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Descanso RD proposes to authorize renewal of a special use permit for an existing water tank in the Cleveland NF.
Location: UNIT - Descanso Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. Descanso Ranger District.
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Cleveland National Forest,   Palomar 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
Agri-Empire and S&K Land & Cattle: 0.5 Miles Level II Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Debra Hobbs
760-788-0250x3327
dshobbs@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Cleveland NF would continue a special use permit to Agri-Empire and S&K Land & Cattle for use and maintenance of 0.5 miles of Level II Road used to service an irrigation pipline and basin.
Location: UNIT - Palomar Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. LEGAL - T 9 S, R 2 E, SE ? of Sec. 28. In the vicinity of Kohler Canyon.
Agri-Empire and S&K Land & Cattle: Water Transmission Line and Right-of-Way Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Debra Hobbs
760-788-0250x3327
dshobbs@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Cleveland NF would continue a special use permit to Agri-Empire and S&K Land & Cattle for 2006 feet of 6-inch pipeline, catchment basin and right-of-way. The pipeline and basin transport water from USFS lands to private property for irrigation.
Location: UNIT - Palomar Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. LEGAL - T 9 S, R 2 E, SE ? of Sec. 28. In the vicinity of Kohler Canyon.
Alan Shepard Apiary
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 08/23/2010  10/2010 Becky Brand
760-788-0250 X3370
bbrand@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Palomar RD proposes to renew the special use permit for four sites used as apiaries.
Location: UNIT - Palomar Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. LEGAL - Site 1: T12S, R1E, Section 22. Site 2: T12S, R1E, Section 36. Site 3: T11S, R1E, Section 36. Site 4: T12S, R1E, Section 25. Four sites on the Palomar Ranger District.
Chaparral Honey, Inc.
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/23/2010  10/2010 Becky Brand
760-788-0250 X3370
bbrand@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Palomar RD proposes to renew the special use permit for three sites used as apiaries.
Location: UNIT - Palomar Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. LEGAL - Site 1: T13S, R2E, Section 26. Site 2: T14S, R2E, Section 17. Site 3: T14S, R2E, Section 2. Three sites on the Palomar Ranger District.
Cindy B-Cryogenie Mine Plan of Operation:
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:12/2010  01/2011 Debra Hobbs
760-788-0250x3327
dshobbs@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Cleveland National Forest is considering approval of a plan of operations for the continuing operation of the Cindy B-Cryogenie mine.
Location: UNIT - Palomar Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. LEGAL - T 10 S, R 3 E, Sec. 14. Southern end of Indian Flats Road (9S05), near Warner Springs.
Crosley Truck Trail Access to Private Inholding
CE
- Land ownership management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/01/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
11/2010 Becky Brand
760-788-0250 X3370
bbrand@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Palomar RD proposes to authorize a permit for access across National Forest System lands to a private inholding.
Location: UNIT - Palomar Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside. LEGAL - Township 3 South, Range 1 West, Section 25; Township 8 South, Range 1 East, Sections 30 and 31. On Palomar Ranger District.
Dripping Springs campground improvements
CE
- Recreation management
- Facility management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 04/22/2008  09/2010 Jeffrey Wells
760-788-0250
jmwells@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Palomar RD proposes to replace existing toilet buildings, to replace existing information and interpretive kiosks, to widen the upper loop in the equestrian campsite to improve access for trailers, and to perform maintenance on water systems.
Location: UNIT - Palomar Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside. LEGAL - Section 22, T8S, R1W. Dripping Springs campground.
Fry Creek campground restroom replacement and kiosk installation
CE
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
Completed  Actual: 04/22/2008  09/2010 Jeffrey Wells
760-788-0250
jmwells@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Palomar RD proposes to replace existing toilet facilities and to replace existing information and interpretive kiosks.
Location: UNIT - Palomar Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. LEGAL - Section 33, T9S, R1E. Fry Creek campground.
Inaja Forest Health
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:05/2011  06/2011 John Forster
760-788-0250 Ext. 3353
jforster@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Palomar RD proposes fuels reduction activities on approximately 200 acres surrounding the Inaja day-use area southeast of Santa Ysabel. The project would reduce hazardous fuels, improve forest health, and provide community defense zones.
Location: UNIT - Palomar Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. LEGAL - Township 12 South, Range 3 East, Sections 27, 33, and 34. Near Inaja day use area.
Indian Flats Campground Restroom Replacement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/15/2010 
Expected:08/2010
 
08/2010 Jeffrey Wells
760-788-0250
jmwells@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Palomar Ranger District proposes to replace two existing restrooms and replace them with two new vault toilets.
Location: UNIT - Palomar Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. Indian Flats Campground.
Oak Grove Campground restroom maintenance.
CE
- Facility management  Completed  Actual: 06/28/2007  06/2010 Jeffrey Wells
760-788-0250
jmwells@fs.fed.us 
Description: Creation of new leachfields for two existing campground restrooms, maintenance of leachfields, replacement of one restroom with flush toilet facility and replacement of one restroom with a shower facility. Improvement of parking facilities.
Location: UNIT - Palomar Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. LEGAL - T 9 S, R 2 E, Sec. 17. The community of Oak Grove approximately ten miles northwest of Warner Springs in northeastern San Diego County.
Oak Grove Community Club Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/01/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
11/2010 Becky Brand
760-788-0250 X3370
bbrand@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Palomar RD proposes to renew an expired permit that would grant the Oak Grove Community Club a new five-year permit.
Location: UNIT - Palomar Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. LEGAL - Township 9 South, Range 2 East, Section 17. In Oak Grove area along Highway 79.
Oakley Honey Farm apiary
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/12/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
11/2010 Becky Brand
760-788-0250 X3370
bbrand@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Palomar RD proposes to renew the special use permit for four sites used as apiaries.
Location: UNIT - Palomar Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. LEGAL - Site 1: T14S, R3E, Section 4. Site 2: T14S, R3E, Section 3. Site 3: T13S, R3E, Section 28. Site 4: T13S, R3E, Section 22. Four sites on the Palomar Ranger District.
Orosco Ridge shooting area management analysis
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:10/2011  02/2012 Debra Hobbs
760-788-0250x3327
dshobbs@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Palomar Ranger District proposes an environmental analysis to determine management options for the Orosco Ridge shooting area.
Location: UNIT - Palomar Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. Orosco Ridge shooting area on the Palomar Ranger District.
Palomar Mountain Vegetation Treatment Program
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:09/2011  12/2011 Jeffrey Wells
760-788-0250
jmwells@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Palomar RD proposes fuels reduction activities on approximately 4,010 acres within five areas of Palomar Mountain. The purpose of the projects is to reduce hazardous fuels, improve forest health, and provide community defense zones.
Location: UNIT - Palomar Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. Various locations throughout the Palomar Mountain area of the Palomar Ranger District, including the Aguanga fuelbreak system, Fry Creek, Palomar Station, Birch Hill, and East Grade.
Palomar Mountain bigcone Douglas-fir restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 09/11/2009  09/2010 Jeffrey Wells
760-788-0250
jmwells@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Palomar RD proposes to restore approximately 100 acres of bigcone Douglas-fir in the Boucher Hill area of Palomar Mountain. The area was severely impacted by the Poomacha fire in October 2007 and natural regeneration of the species is limited.
Location: UNIT - Palomar Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. LEGAL - Section 1, T10S, R1W; Section 6, T10S, R1E. Boucher Hill on Palomar Mountain.
Palomar Ranger District Community Defense Zone and Fuelbreak Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 07/30/2010  09/2010 Jeffrey Wells
760-788-0250
jmwells@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Palomar RD has combined projects previously listed under separate EAs. These previous projects are the Indian Flats, Sunshine Summit, Warner Springs, North Ramona, Chaney, and Puerta La Cruz Road defense zones and fuelbreaks.
Location: UNIT - Palomar Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. Various locations across the Palomar Ranger District.
SBC (aka PacBell) Telephone Permit Renewals
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Becky Brand
760-788-0250 X3370
bbrand@fs.fed.us 
Description: To renew SBC's authorizations on the CNF. Renew one master permit with 135 amendments, one 50-year rights-of-way, one telephone booth, and one access on private road to telephone facilties.
Location: UNIT - Palomar Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. Locations on the Palomar Ranger District.
SDGE/Featherstone Camp electrical infrastructure
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:11/2010  12/2010 Debra Hobbs
760-788-0250x3327
dshobbs@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Palomar Ranger District proposes to issue a special use authorization for installation of underground electrical infrastructure to provide service to Featherstone Camp.
Location: UNIT - Palomar Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. LEGAL - Township 14 South, Range 1 East, Section 29. Near Wildcat Canyon Road.
San Diego Hang Gliding And Paragliding Association Authorization.
CE
- Special use management
- Recreation management  
On Hold  N/A  N/A Jeffrey Wells
760-788-0250 x3342
jmwells@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Palomar Ranger District proposes issuing a special use authorization to the SDHGPAA for a launch area and landing zone on Black Mountain.
Location: UNIT - Palomar Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. LEGAL - T 12 S, R 1 E, Sec. 13; T 12 S, R 2 E, Sec. 6. Black Mountain approximately nine miles northeast of Ramona.
San Luis Rey Picnic Grounds Restoration and Endangered Species Habitat Enhancement
CE
- Recreation management   On Hold  N/A  N/A Jeffrey Wells
(760) 788-0250 x3325
jmwells@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improvement of picnic grounds, table and grill replacement, addition of three picnic sites, removal of sites from sensitive habitat, construction of disabled access, installation of recycle receptacles, and improvement of existing trail.
Location: UNIT - Palomar Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. LEGAL - T 11 S, R 2 E, Sec. 5. San Luis Rey picnic ground, State Highway 76 corridor, Lake Henshaw vicinity.
US Navy Survival, Escape, Resistance and Evasion (SERE) Camp: Special use permit
EA
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/19/2010  08/2010 Jeffrey Wells
760-788-0250
jmwells@fs.fed.us 
Description: The US Navy uses USFS lands under a 1972 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a Survival, Escape, Resistance and Evasion Camp. An administrative action is proposed to replace the MOU with a special use permit with possible expansion of the use.
Location: UNIT - Palomar Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. LEGAL - T 9 S, R 3 E, Sec. 27 to 35; T 10 S, R 3 E, Sec. 2,3, 10, and 11. In the vicinity of the Cow Canyon area.
Witch Fire route restoration (Black Mountain Place)
CE
- Watershed management  Completed  Actual: 04/27/2009  11/2010 Jeffrey Wells
760-788-0250
jmwells@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Palomar RD proposes to rehabilitate approximately 6.1 miles of unauthorized routes that intersect Forest Service roads and that were burned in the Witch fire in October 2007. All routes are in land use zones that preclude public motorized access
Location: UNIT - Palomar Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. LEGAL - Section 7, T12S, R2E; Sections 1, 12, and 24, T11S, R1E. Within perimeter of Witch fire.
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Cleveland National Forest,   Trabuco 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
Cow Canyon Water Transmission Pipeline and Diversion Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management
- Watershed management  
On Hold  N/A  N/A Jacob Rodriguez
(909) 736-1811 x 3275
jfrodriguez@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Trabuco RD proposes to authorize a special use permit for a water pipeline and diversion in Cow Canyon. The pipeline would be 8000 feet long and consist of 3-inch iron pipe. The diversion is a check dam 3 feet deep by 20 feet wide.
Location: UNIT - Trabuco Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside. LEGAL - Sections 24 and 25, T5S, R6W. Vicinity of Cow Canyon.
El Cariso, Indian, and Munhall Plantation Vegetation Management
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:12/2010  02/2011 Mary Thomas
951-736-1811
mlthomas@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Trabuco RD proposes activities to manage vegetation in the El Cariso Penny Pines, the Indian, and the Munhall plantations. Proposed activities would improve the health and vigor of trees and other vegetation in the plantations.
Location: UNIT - Trabuco Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Orange, Riverside. LEGAL - El Cariso: T 6 S, R 5 W, Sec. 16; Indian: T 5 S, R 6 W, Sec. 27 and 28; Munhall: T 6 S, R 6 W, Sec. 1 and 12. The El Cariso, Indian, and Munhall areas of the Trabuco Ranger District.
Elsinore Peak Fuels Treatment
EA
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:01/2011  03/2011 Jacob Gipson
951-736-1811 Ext 3231
jagipson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Trabuco Ranger District proposes to create a fuels treatment area adjacent to the community of Rancho Capistrano and along the South Main Divide Road [6s07] by using mechanical treatments and burning.
Location: UNIT - Trabuco Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside. LEGAL - Township 6 south, range 5 west, sections 25 and 36 and township 6 south, range 4 west sections 30 and 31 and township 7 south, range 4 west section 6. East of the community of Rancho Capistrano and north of the South Main Divide road [6s07].
Hydrological geotechnical investigation.
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jacob Rodriguez
951-736-1811 x 3275
jfrodriguez@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Trabuco Ranger District proposes to authorize the Metropolitan Water District to perform a hydrological geotechnical investigation.
Location: UNIT - Trabuco Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Orange. LEGAL - T 5 S, R 6 W, Sec. 6 and 18. Trabuco Ranger District.
Installation of generator and gas tank on Elsinore Peak
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/29/2009 
Expected:10/2010
 
11/2010 Jacob Rodriguez
951-736-1811 x 3275
jfrodriguez@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Trabuco RD proposes to authorize a permit that would allow Time Warner Cable to install a 25-kW generator and a 499-gallon liquefied petroleum gas tank within an existing fenced facility on Elsinore Peak.
Location: UNIT - Trabuco Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside. LEGAL - Township 6 South, Range 4 West, Section 31. Elsinore Peak.
Junco Meadow: Native American Basketry Site
EA
- Heritage resource management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Mary Thomas
951-736-1811
mlthomas@fs.fed.us 
Description: Activities proposed under this project were incorporated into the Old Dominion project and were implemented via the associated decision memo.
Location: UNIT - Trabuco Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside. LEGAL - T 6 S, R 5 W, SW ? of NE ? Sec. 20. Potrero-El Cariso Grant. Trabuco Ranger District.
La Paz Canyon Water Transmission Pipeline and Diversion Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management
- Watershed management  
On Hold  N/A  N/A Jacob Rodriguez
(909) 736-1811 x 3275
jfrodriguez@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Trabuco Ranger District proposes to reissue a special use permit for an exisiting pipeline and concrete water diversion used to transport water from the San Mateo Wilderness to private property. The water is for domestic and irrigation purposes.
Location: UNIT - Trabuco Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside. LEGAL - Section 22, T7S, R6W. La Paz Canyon. Trabuco Ranger District. Riverside County.
Long Canyon stream crossing replacement
CE
- Watershed management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/01/2006 
Expected:10/2010
 
11/2010 Jacob Rodriguez
951-736-1811 x 3275
jfrodriguez@fs.fed.us 
Description: A low-water crossing of a stream in Long Canyon would be replaced/repaired.
Location: UNIT - Trabuco Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside. Trabuco Ranger District, Cleveland National Forest.
Main Street Canyon Water Transmission Pipeline and Diversion Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management
- Watershed management  
On Hold  N/A  N/A Jacob Rodriguez
(909) 736-1811 x 3275
jfrodriguez@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Trabuco RD would issue a special use permit for a water transmission pipeline and diversion in Main Street Canyon. The pipeline is approximately 2850 feet long and consists of 2 inch and 4 inch PVC pipe. The diversion is a small check dam.
Location: UNIT - Trabuco Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside. LEGAL - T 4 S, R 7 W, SW ? of Sec. 14. In the vicinity of Main Street Canyon.
PSEC radio communication new site construction
EA
- Land management planning
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2008
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
01/2011 Jacob Rodriguez
951-736-1811 x 3275
jfrodriguez@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Trabuco RD proposes to grant a special use permit for construction of one communication tower near El Cariso and one near Rancho Carillo. A Forest Plan amendment would be required to designate the new communcation sites.
Location: UNIT - Trabuco Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Orange, Riverside. LEGAL - Section 18, T6S, R5W; Section 13, T7S, R6W. Rancho Carillo and El Cariso areas on the Trabuco Ranger District.
Recreation Residences Normal Amendments to Existing Permits
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Virgil Mink
909 736 1811 ext 3277
vmink@fs.fed.us 
Description: Throughout the year, recreation residence and permanent trailer site permit holder request changes to their authorization. Requested changes include requirements to comply with county codes, small room additions or decks.
Location: UNIT - Trabuco Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Orange, Riverside, San Diego. LEGAL - Various locations across the district. Trabuco Ranger District.
Road right-of-way special use permit renewal
CE
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/01/2006 
Expected:10/2010
 
10/2010 Jacob Rodriguez
951-736-1811 x 3275
jfrodriguez@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Trabuco Ranger District proposes to renew a special use permit for a road right-of-way that is approximately 20 feet wide and 250 feet long.
Location: UNIT - Trabuco Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Orange. LEGAL - T 4 S, R 7 W, SE 1/4, SE 1/4, Sec. 20. Trabuco Ranger District.
San Mateo Steelhead Restoration Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/01/2007
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2010 
Expected:03/2011
 
06/2011 Mary Thomas
951-736-1811
mlthomas@fs.fed.us 
Description: Removal of invasive non-native aquatic species using chemical methods to improve habitat for steelhead trout.
Location: UNIT - Trabuco Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside, San Diego. LEGAL - Township 7 South, Range 5 West, Sections 21, 28, 29, 30, and 31. Township 7 South, Range 6 West, Sections 1, 12, and 14. San Mateo Canyon Wilderness Area.
Silverado Fuel Break
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2008
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
06/2011 Gordon Martin
(951) 736-1811
gpmartin@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Trabuco Ranger District proposes to construct a fuel break 200' to 400' wide on the ridge between Silverado and Harding canyons to provide protection for the communities in Silverado and Modjeska canyons.
Location: UNIT - Trabuco Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Orange. LEGAL - Section 18, T5S, R6W, and Sections 13, 14, 15, and 16, T5S, R7W. Starting at the junction of Maple Springs Road [5S04] and the North Main Divide Road [3S04] and going east along the ridge between Silverado and Harding canyons to the national forest boundary.
Trabuco Community Defense Project
EA
- Fuels management  Completed  Actual: 07/14/2010  10/2010 Jacob Gipson
951-736-1811 Ext 3231
jagipson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Trabuco RD proposes to treat portions of the community defense zone and threat zone around Decker Canyon, El Cariso, Rancho Carillo, and Rancho Capistrano. Approximately 465 acres will be treated by mechanical or hand methods or prescribed fire.
Location: UNIT - Trabuco Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Orange, Riverside. Surrounding various communities on the Trabuco Ranger District.
Trabuco Recreation Residence Tracts Waste Water Installation Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management   On Hold  N/A  N/A Virgil Mink
909 736 1811 ext 3277
vmink@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Trabuco Ranger District proposes to authorize holders of term special use permits in the four recreation residence tracts to replace existing systems with systems that comply with Orange County wastewater standards.
Location: UNIT - Trabuco Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Orange. LEGAL - W ? of S 33, T6S R6W Hot Springs Tract; NW ? of S 3, T7S R6W San Juan Tract; NE ? S5, NW ? S4 T6S R6W, Trabuco Tract; NW ? S4 T6S R6W, Holy Jim Tract, Orange County. Recreation Residence Tracts in the vicinity of Hot Springs/San Juan/Trabuco/Holy Jim canyons.
Weather Station at Silverado Fire Station
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jacob Rodriguez
951-736-1811 x 3275
jfrodriguez@fs.fed.us 
Description: A weather station would be installed at the Silverado Fire Station.
Location: UNIT - Trabuco Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Orange. LEGAL - Section 9, Township 5 South, Range 7 West. Silverado Fire Station.
Weather station
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/01/2006 
Expected:10/2010
 
11/2010 Jacob Rodriguez
951-736-1811 x 3275
jfrodriguez@fs.fed.us 
Description: A weather station would be installed on Santiago Peak.
Location: UNIT - Trabuco Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside. LEGAL - Section 29, Township 5 South, Range 6 West. On Santiago Peak.
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