Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2014 to 03/31/2014
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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R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
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)

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:
FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/22/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 01/2014 
Expected:04/2014
 
04/2014 Robert Hawkins
916-849-8037
rhhawkins@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. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Angeles, Cleveland, Los Padres, and San Bernardino National Forests.
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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
AT&T Master Permit Renewal for Telephone Lines
EA
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Notice of Initiation 02/2014 
Expected:12/2014  01/2015 Debra Hobbs
760-788-0250x3327
dshobbs@fs.fed.us 
Description: To renew AT&T'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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=9705
Location: UNIT - Cleveland National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Orange, Riverside, San Diego. LEGAL - Multiple locations Forest-wide. Trabuco, Palomar and Descanso Ranger Districts.
Cleveland National Forest Invasive Weed Management Plan
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 09/09/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 01/2014 
Expected:06/2014
 
06/2014 Lance Criley
619-445-6235 x3457
lcriley@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project is to plan for weed treatment activities for known infestations of certain invasive plant species. Weed removal efforts may include herbicides. A rapid response weed treatment protocol for new infestations will also be developed.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41607
Location: UNIT - Cleveland National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Orange, Riverside, San Diego. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Forestwide. Specific infestations on Descanso, Palomar and Trabuco Ranger Districts.
San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) Master Special Use Permit
EIS
- Special use management  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 09/23/2013
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/2014 
Expected:11/2014
 
12/2014 Robert Hawkins
916-849-8037
rhhawkins@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Cleveland NF proposes developing a "master" permit to consolidate and reissue over 70 permits presently issued to SDG&E, which also proposes to “fire-harden” some of the electric lines to improve system safety and reliability.
Web Link:  http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/environment/info/dudek/CNF/CNF.htm
Location: UNIT - Cleveland National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Orange, San Diego. Multiple locations across the Cleveland NF, including the Barker Valley, Cutca Valley, Sill Hill, and No Name Inventoried Roadless Areas, and the Pine Creek and Hauser Wilderness Areas.
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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
Descanso District Unauthorized Route Decommissioning 2014
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/05/2013 
Expected:01/2014
 
03/2014 Russell Lajoie
619-445-6235
rlajoie@fs.fed.us 
Description: Through this project, several unauthorized routes would first be ripped using an excavator to loosen compacted soil, reduce erosion, and enable vegetation to become established. Then, metal barriers would be installed to prevent their further use.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43149
Location: UNIT - Descanso Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. LEGAL - Township 16S, Range 5E, Sections 20, 21, and 28; Township 16S, Range 4E, Sections 25, 31, and 36. The project centers on two general locations: the east side of Interstate-8 at the Buckman Springs Road exit and the upper loop of Long Valley Road, southwest of Interstate-8 in the same vicinity.
Laguna Water System Improvement
EA
- Facility management  In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 09/19/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 02/2014 
Expected:06/2014
 
06/2014 Noelle Graham
858-674-2990
ngraham01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation of a new electrical drop and service, water and control line distribution to a new reservoir site, the installation of a new 100,000 gallon reservoir and water distribution line extension to connect to the existing Laguna water system.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38745
Location: UNIT - Descanso Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. LEGAL - T15S, R5E Sections 13, 14, 15, 22, 23, and 24. Mount Laguna Recreation Area.
Lake Morena Community Defense Project
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 04/17/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 02/2014 
Expected:07/2014
 
08/2014 Stephen Fillmore
858-673-6180
sfillmore@fs.fed.us 
Description: Create and maintain defensible space on NFS lands in the vicinity of Lake Morena Village.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38743
Location: UNIT - Descanso Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. On NFS lands adjacent to Lake Morena Village.
Mount Laguna and Pine Valley Community Defense and Healthy Forest Restoration Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 10/21/2013 
Expected:12/2013
 
01/2014 Michael Tucker
619-445-6235
matucker@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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33247
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.
Suppression of Goldspotted Oak Borer (GSOB) Research Project
CE
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Research and Development 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:09/2012  04/2013 Russell Lajoie
619-445-6235
rlajoie@fs.fed.us 
Description: Research and monitor effectiveness of insecticide treatment (Carbaryl) to protect high value oak trees from the invasive Gold Spotted Oak Borer in Corral Canyon, Bobcat Meadow, Cibbets Flat Campgrounds and Glencliff Fire Station.
Location: UNIT - Descanso Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. Cibbets Flat CG, Bobcat Meadow CG, Corral Canyon CG, Glencliff Fire Station.
Sweetwater and Viejas Creek fuels treatment project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Notice of Initiation 02/2014 
Expected:10/2014  11/2014 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.
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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
Cindy B-Cryogenie Mine Plan of Operation:
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/01/2010 
Expected:06/2014
 
08/2014 Becky Brand
951-736-1811 x. 3222
bbrand@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.
Inaja Forest Health
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Jeffrey Wells
760-788-0250
jmwells@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.
San Diego Hang Gliding And Paragliding Association Authorization.
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Bjorn Fredrickson
760-788-0250 x3327
bfredrickson@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.
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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 Fire Station 51 Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/08/2013 
Expected:01/2014
 
01/2014 Jacob Gipson
951-736-1811 Ext 3231
jagipson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to continue allowing Riverside County Engine 51 and crew to use the facilities located at El Cariso Fire Station under a special use permit, for Firefighters and Paramedics conducting emergency activities and routine duties.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42167
Location: UNIT - Trabuco Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside. LEGAL - Located at Township 6-S, Range 5-W, SW quarter of the NW quarter of Section 16 along the San Bernadino Meridian. Located within the US Forest Service El Cariso Fire Station along Highway 74 in Riverside County.
Elsinore Peak Fuels Treatment
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 01/01/2011 
Expected:09/2014
 
11/2014 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=23080
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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
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:08/2011
 
10/2011 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.
Lovich Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2014 
Expected:05/2014  08/2014 Jacob Rodriguez
951-736-1811 x 3275
jfrodriguez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to provide access to private lands across the National Forest for a 16 ft. wide by 400 ft. long gravel road off of South Main Divide Road.
Location: UNIT - Trabuco Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Orange. LEGAL - Sec. 29, T 5 S, R 7 W. Trabuco Ranger District along South Main Divide Road.
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.
Orange County Rescue Mission Use of Los Pinos Camp
EA
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Becky Brand
951-736-1811 x. 3222
bbrand@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Orange County Rescue Mission would like to use the currently vacant Los Pinos Conservation Camp as a location for teaching formerly homeless men, women, and children both life and outdoor skills.
Location: UNIT - Trabuco Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Orange. LEGAL - T6S R 6W Sec 13 Alberhill Quad. Trabuco Ranger District: Los Pinos Conservation Camp on Long Canyon Road off the Ortega Highway.
Road right-of-way special use permit renewal
CE
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/01/2006 
Expected:08/2011
 
09/2011 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.
Trabuco District Dam Removal Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 09/24/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 01/2014 
Expected:04/2014
 
05/2014 Kirsten Winter
619-673-6180 x3056
kwinter@fs.fed.us 
Description: The existing dams on Silverado, Holy Jim, Trabuco, and San Juan Creeks impede stream flow and interfere with the movements of fish and other aquatic species. Demolition of the dams is proposed to remove these obstacles to fish passage.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41140
Location: UNIT - Trabuco Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Orange. LEGAL - Sec. 1-3, T7S R6W/Sec. 36, T6S, R6W/Sec. 33, T5S, R6W/Sec. 11-12, T5S, R7W. Silverado, Holy Jim, Trabuco, and San Juan Creeks on the Trabuco Ranger District, including a small portion of the Trabuco Inventoried Roadless Area.
Union Pacific Railroad Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/03/2013 
Expected:01/2014
 
02/2014 Debra Hobbs
858-674-2904
dshobbs@fs.fed.us 
Description: Union Pacific Railroad has requested an amendment to their lease to replace a 60-foot tower with a new 120-foot tower at Sierra Peak, including a new concrete pad, a new ice bridge cable tray, a new smaller generator, and a new retaining wall.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42474
Location: UNIT - Trabuco Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Orange. LEGAL - Township 4 South, Range 7 West, Southwest 1/4 of Section 6; San Bernardino Meridian. Sierra Peak is located at the northern end of the Trabuco Ranger District, just over 1.5 miles south of the 91 Freeway and less than 3 miles west of Corona, California.
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:09/2011
 
09/2011 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.
Wildomar Off-Highway Vehicle Management Plan
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 10/23/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 12/2013 
Expected:02/2014
 
03/2014 Jeffrey Heys
858-674-2959
jaheys@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project was developed to prepare a management plan for the Wildomar OHV Area and improve its recreational value while remedying existing resource and infrastructure issues.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42232
Location: UNIT - Trabuco Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside. LEGAL - T6S, R5W, Sections 15, 16, 22, 23, 25, and 36; T6S, R4W, Sections 31 and 32; T7S, R4W, Sections 6 and 7; and T7S, R5W, Sections 12, 13, 23, and 24. The Wildomar OHV Area is located on South Main Divide Road, south of the Ortega Highway, and the project area includes unauthorized routes to the north and south along South Main Divide Road.
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This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.