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

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.
Report Contents (click to jump to a section) :
Projects Occurring Nationwide
Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Eldorado National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Eldorado National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Eldorado National Forest,  Amador Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Eldorado National Forest,  Georgetown Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Eldorado National Forest,  Pacific Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Eldorado National Forest,  Placerville 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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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  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/19/2010
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 06/2010 
Expected:06/2010
 
06/2010 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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Eldorado 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
Eldorado National Forest Abandoned Mine Hazard Reduction
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/06/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
12/2010 Tera Curren
530-621-5249
tcurren@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project will close, from human entry, 25 shafts, 23 adits, and remove 1 collapsed structure that obscures a deep shaft.
Location: UNIT - Eldorado National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. Various locations across the forest.
Re-issue Pacific Gas and Electric Company Permits
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:03/2011  04/2011 Cindy Oswald
530-647-5320
coswald@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue easement and permit for existing distribution power lines.
Location: UNIT - Eldorado National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Amador, El Dorado. Various location across the forest.
Weed Eradication and Control on the Eldorado National Forest
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:06/2011  08/2011 Dawn Lipton
530-621-5218
dlipton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Develop a forest wide treatment plan for noxious weeds and other invasive species. Treatments include a combination of chemical, mechanical, and manual control measures that are based on the biology of the target species.
Location: UNIT - Eldorado National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Alpine, Amador, El Dorado, Placer. Various locations across the forest.
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Eldorado 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
Firefox/Fred Atherton Road R/W Agreement Project
CE
- Road management  Completed  Actual: 07/15/2010  07/2010 Don Errington
530-647-5450
derrington@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project involves the granting or exchange of road right of ways to Sierra Pacific Industries in accord with the Master Co-op Right of Way Agreement on approx 5 miles of road.
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District, Placerville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. Placerville and Pacific Ranger Districts.
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Eldorado National Forest,   Amador 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
Callecat Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:06/2011  09/2011 Dave Helton
209-295-5920
dhelton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reduce fuels and improve forest health on 2,200 acres of natural stands and plantations. Treatments include commercial thinning, pre-commercial thinning, tractor piling, and understory burning.
Location: UNIT - Amador Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. Between Big Mountain Ridge and Cat Creek Road.
Caples Lake Resort Special Use permit
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 08/19/2010  09/2010 Marc-Andre Pons
209-295-5962
mpons@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a new special use authorization for the Caples Lake Resort to replace the existing permit that expires in December of 2010.
Location: UNIT - Amador Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Alpine. Adjacent to the north shore of Silver Lake off of Highway 88.
Forest Order Restricting Dispersed Camping near the Middle Fork Campground
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:11/2010  11/2010 Roger Ross
209-295-5960
rross@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue the existing Forest Order that restricts dispersed camping in the immediate area surrounding the Middle Fork Cosumnes Campground.
Location: UNIT - Amador Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. Within approximately a half mile of the Middle Fork Cosumnes Campground.
Gold Note Dispersed Site Restoration and Trail Realignment
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/21/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
12/2010 Roger Ross
209-295-5960
rross@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restoration of dispersed camping and staging areas associated with the Gold Note Trail System. Project includes the relocation of 2000 feet of the Gold Note Trail #36.
Location: UNIT - Amador Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Amador. South of Pipi Campground near the North South Road (10N83).
Indian Valley Restoration Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/27/2010 
Expected:02/2011
 
04/2011 Chuck Loffland
(209) 295-5954
cloffland@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restore 1/4 mile of a low gradient tributary of Deer Creek in Indian Valley by creating 5 to 8 ponds to raise the meadow water table to enhance mountain yellow-legged frog, Yosemite toad, and willow flycatcher habitat.
Location: UNIT - Amador Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Amador. 9 miles southwest of Carson Pass and Highway 88.
Kirkwood Equestrian Outfiller Guide Permit
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2010 
Expected:10/2010  10/2010 Roger Ross
209-295-5960
rross@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a new authorization for the outfitter guide opportunity previously held by Kirkwood Corals, to replace the permit that was terminated in 2009.
Location: UNIT - Amador Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Amador. Based out of Kirkwood Valley and the trail system north of Highway 88.
Kirkwood Equestrian Outfitter Guide Permit
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2010 
Expected:07/2010  07/2010 Roger Ross
209-295-5960
rross@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a new special use authrization for the outfitter guide opportunity previously held by Kirkwood Corrals, to replace the permit that was terminated in 2009.
Location: UNIT - Amador Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Amador. Kirkwood Valley and trail system north of Highway 88.
Kirkwood Meadows Power Line Reliability
EIS
- Special use management  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 02/27/2009
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2010 
Expected:05/2011
 
08/2011 Sue Rodman
530-621-5298
srodman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Connect Kirkwood Meadows Public Utility District to the PG&E power grid at Salt Springs powerhouse & transmit power to the Kirkwood PUD ratepayers to replace desiel engine generators currently in use.
Location: UNIT - Amador Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Alpine, Amador, El Dorado. From Bear River Reservoir to Kirkwood Meadows.
Kit Carson Resort Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/19/2010  09/2010 Marc-Andre Pons
209-295-5962
mpons@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a new special use authroization for the Kit Carson Resort to replace the existing permit that expires in December 2010.
Location: UNIT - Amador Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Alpine. Adjacent to the north shore of Silver Lake off of Highway 88.
Power Fire Restoration
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  On Hold  N/A  N/A Robert Carroll
530-647-5386
rlcarroll@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restoration of areas identified for reforestation and watershed needs. May need site prep before planting, including hand cutting, mechanical site prep, and herbicides. Includes planting and release of seedlings and watershed improvements.
Location: UNIT - Amador Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Amador. South of CA 88 between Ham's Station & Lumberyard, down to the North Fork Mokelumne River, approx 40 miles east of Jackson, CA.
Silver Lake Fire Hazard Reduction
CE
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:12/2010  02/2011 Robyn Woods
209-295-5972
robynwoods@fs.fed.us 
Description: Remove small trees less than 9 inches in diameter, remove dead trees adjacent to roads, hand pile branches, and prescibe burn on approximately 65 acres.
Location: UNIT - Amador Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Amador. East and South Silver Lake Recreational Residence Tract and Stockton Municipal Campground at Silver Lake.
Sopiago Grazing Allotment Managment Project
EA
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 09/28/2010  01/2011 Kristina Garcia
530-621-5246
kjgarcia@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analysis of the Sopiago grazing allotment management in order to continue permitted grazing activities in a manner that provides sustainable use of the rangeland.
Location: UNIT - Amador Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. Located north of State Route 88, south of Big Mountain Ridge, east of Omo Ranch Road, and west of Pipi campground.
Thimble Ridge Communication Site
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:12/2010  12/2010 Roger Ross
209-295-5960
rross@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a new authorization for the Thimble Ridge Communication Site to replace existing permit that expires in December of 2010.
Location: UNIT - Amador Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Alpine. Melissa Coray Peak.
View 88 Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/03/2008
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
02/2011 Sue Rodman
530-621-5298
srodman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fuels reduction and stand improvement on approx. 1,500 acres within the wildland urban intermix. Incudes aspen restoration, visual management, commercial thinning, pre-commercial thinning, tractor piling, and understory burning.
Location: UNIT - Amador Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Amador, El Dorado. project area is along California State Highway 88 between Dew Drop and Silver Lake.
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Eldorado National Forest,   Georgetown 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
2 Chaix Fuels Reduction and Forest Health Project
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:07/2011  02/2012 Brian Ebert
530-333-5572
bebert@fs.fed.us 
Description: Vegetation treatment of surface and ladder fuels on approximately 4,000 acres of plantations and natural stands near Chaix Mtn. on the Georgetown RD. Treatments include mastication, underburning, commercial and precommercial thinning, tractor piling,
Location: UNIT - Georgetown Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. Near Chaix Mountain, Saddle Moutain, and Brush Creek Reservoir.
Bear State Property Owners Association Non-commercial Group Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special area management  Completed  Actual: 07/09/2010  10/2010 Jonathan Jue
530-333-5550
jjue@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a non-commercial group use permit to the Bear State Property Owners Association for using Donaldson Trailhead for their annual summer picnic.
Location: UNIT - Georgetown Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. Donaldson Trailhead is located approximately 8 air miles northeast of Georgetown, CA.
Crown Castle International Corp. site lease
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:11/2010  12/2010 Jonathan Jue
530-333-5550
jjue@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue a 10 year communication site lease to Crown Castle International Corp. for Bald Mountain.
Location: UNIT - Georgetown Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. Bald Mountain.
Dutch-Gasparni Route Restoration Project
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/22/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
11/2010 Jonathan Jue
530-333-5550
jjue@fs.fed.us 
Description: Close and restore approximately 4 miles of unauthorized routes used by off-highway vehicles in the Dutch Canyon and Gasparni Creek areas.
Location: UNIT - Georgetown Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. Western Rock Creek and Poho Ridge.
Hell Hole Recreation Complex Repair and Improvement Project
CE
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
Completed  Actual: 09/17/2010  07/2010 Jonathan Jue
530-333-5550
jjue@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace or improve recreation facilities in Big Meadows and Upper Hell Hole Campgrounds, Hell Hole Vista, and Hell Hole Boat Ramp. Traffic control, repave or resurface roads and parking areas for the above areas.
Location: UNIT - Georgetown Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. Hell Hole recreation complex, 26 air miles northeast of Georgetown, CA. Includes Middle Meadows Group Campground, Big Meadows, Upper Hell Hole, and Hell Hole Campgrounds, Hell Hole Vista Boat Ramp.
Long Canyon Dispersed Recreation Site Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:09/2011  05/2012 Jonathan Jue
530-333-5550
jjue@fs.fed.us 
Description: Designate roads and parking areas at the Long Canyon Dispersed Recreation Site and install a pre-fabricated vault toilet.
Location: UNIT - Georgetown Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. Approximately 6 air miles southwest of Hell Hole Reservoir.
Placer County Water Agency Permit Reissuance for Sediment Stock Pile Site and Passive Reflector
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/22/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
10/2010 Jonathan Jue
530-333-5550
jjue@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue a 10 year permit for the existing sediment stock pile site. The project also involves re-issuing a 20 year permit for a passive reflector used for Placer County Water Agency communications.
Location: UNIT - Georgetown Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. Located near Pennsylvania Point approximately 9 air miles northeast of Georgetown, CA.
Placer County Water Agency Special Use Permit for Private Roads
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/14/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
10/2010 Jonathan Jue
530-333-5550
jjue@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a permit to Placer County Water Agency for reconstructing roads to Brushy Canyon Adit and to the Middle Fork Tunnel Rollout Section.
Location: UNIT - Georgetown Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. Brushy Canyon Adit is near Brushy Canyon and Middle Fork Tunnel is near the confluence of North Fork and South Fork Long Canyon.
SMUD Slate Mtn. Communication Facility Permit
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:11/2010  11/2010 Jonathan Jue
530-333-5550
jjue@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a 10-year lease to SMUD for the communication facility located at Slate Mountain on the Georgetown Ranger District.
Location: UNIT - Georgetown Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - T11N, R12E, Section 6. Slate Mountain, Georgetown Ranger District.
Sacramento Municipal Utility District Resource Monitoring Permit Amendment
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:11/2010  11/2010 Jonathan Jue
530-333-5550
jjue@fs.fed.us 
Description: Amend a permit for resource monitoring to include construction of an administrative use only trail and installation and operation of resource monitoring equipment on Silver Creek.
Location: UNIT - Georgetown Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. The project is located approximately 16 air miles southwest of Georgetown, CA.
Sacramento Television Stations Communication Site Lease
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 08/31/2010  08/2010 Jonathan Jue
530-333-5550
jjue@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a 20 year lease for existing communication facilities owned by Sacramento Television Stations at Bald Mountain.
Location: UNIT - Georgetown Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. Bald Mountain is located approximately 7 air miles east of Georgetown, CA.
Tobacco Gulch Fuels Reduction and Forest Health Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2010 
Expected:10/2011  03/2012 Dana Walsh
530-333-5558
danawalsh@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercial thinning, biomass removal, tractor piling and mastication on approximately 1,200 acres of forest lands generally within the WUI or planned SPLATS. Treatment of noxious weeds would be aimed at containing and controling.
Location: UNIT - Georgetown Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. Located near Darling Ridge, Mace Mill, and Traverse Creek on the Georgetown Ranger District.
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Eldorado National Forest,   Pacific 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
Barrett Lake Jeep Trail Re-route and Bridge Crossing
EA
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/21/2008
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
09/2011 Charis Parker
530-647-5430
cparker@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-route a small section of the Barrett Lake Jeep Trail that goes through a wet meadow, and construct a bridge across Jones Fork Silver Creek to re-route the trail that currently crosses through the creek.
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. El Dorado County.
El Dorado County Service Road and Toilet Permit
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2010 
Expected:10/2010  06/2011 Debbie Gaynor
530-647-5432
dgaynor@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a special use permit to El Dorado County for construction and maintenance of a service road for the proposed bridge at Ellis Creek. The permit will also authorize a vault toilet, holding tank, and a stockpile.
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. Extending road 14N05 to the Rubicon Trail near Ellis Creek.
John Don't Forest Health/Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2010 
Expected:04/2011  02/2012 Valerie Hendon
530-647-5460
vhendon@fs.fed.us 
Description: Understory thinning & follow-up prescribed burning in mixed conifer & red fir stands for fire & insect resilency. Primary treatment would be directed towards improving forest resilliency to insects and drought.
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. El Dorado County, Pacific RD, Crystal Basin Recreation Area near Wright's Lake.
O'Leary's Cow Fuels Reduction
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/23/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
04/2011 Krista Deal
530-647-5452
kdeal@fs.fed.us 
Description: Understory thinning & tree removal to improve fire resiliency on approx.450 acres in SPLATS, Defense & Threat Zones of Urban Interface, & 15-40 year-old plantations. Includes removal of both commercial & non-commercial size trees in Crystal Basin.
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. El Dorado County.
Poison Hole Forest Health Project
CE
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Don Errington
530-647-5450
derrington@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project involves the thinning of approx. 60 acres of 20 year old red fir plantations and the removal of mistletoe infected and cytospora infected overstory trees from within the plantations and from around the plantations.
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. Pacific Ranger District.
Rubicon Trail Easement and Ellis Creek Bridge
EA
- Road management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Debbie Gaynor
530-647-5432
dgaynor@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue an easement to El Dorado County for the portion of the Rubicon Trail on National Forest System Lands from Wentworth Springs Campground to the Placer County Line. The easement will authorize installation of a bridge across Ellis Creek.
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. The Rubicon Trail from Wentworth Springs Campground to the Placer County Line.
South Fork Rubicon Area Resortation Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:03/2011  08/2011 Charis Parker
530-647-5430
cparker@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restore impacted areas along the South Fork Rubicon River and improve watershed conditions. Create parking areas for dispersed camping access.
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. Various area off Forest Roads 13N28, 13N86, and 13N86A adjacent to the South Fork Rubicon.
XFactor Fuel Reduction and Forest Health Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:12/2011  07/2012 Valerie Hendon
530-647-5460
vhendon@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project involves vegetation treatments including commercial and non-commercial removal of trees, mastication, and piling to increase resiliency and move stands toward desired future conditions. Restoration along Bassi Creek and Big Silver Creek.
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. El Dorado County.
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Eldorado National Forest,   Placerville 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
Big Dog Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2012 
Expected:12/2012  08/2013 Tim Howard
530-647-5382
thoward@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project involves forest thinning and fuels reduction activities on approximately 1,000 acres. Commercial and pre-commercial thinning with follow-up prescribed burning in plantations and mixed conifer stands to improve forest health.
Location: UNIT - Placerville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. The planning area is located east of Grizzly Flat, CA.
Caldor Fuels Reduction Project
CE
- Fuels management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Teresa Riesenhuber
530-647-5403
triesenhuber@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fuel reduction by mastication or hand cutting and piling on 155 acres near the intersection of the Grizzly-Caldor and North-South roads. Burning of any piles produced and broadcast burning of the project.
Location: UNIT - Placerville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - Section 28, T9N, R14E. Southern portion of Placerville Ranger District near junction of Grizzly-Caldor and North-South roads.
Camp Sacramento Maintenance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/23/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
11/2010 Catherine Bounds
530-647-5304
cbounds@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project includes completing erosion control measures, complying with ADA accessability of facilities, and reducing wildfire risk around facilities.
Location: UNIT - Placerville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. Camp Sacramento, Placerville Ranger District.
Leoni Medows Outfitter Guide Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/02/2010 
Expected:02/2011
 
05/2011 Catherine Bounds
530-647-5304
cbounds@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a 5 year Special Use Permit to Leoni Meadows to offer day use outfitter and guiding services including hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding.
Location: UNIT - Placerville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. Leoni Meadows, Placerville Ranger District.
Piliken Plantation Thinning and Fuels Reduction
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:11/2012  09/2013 Tim Howard
530-647-5382
thoward@fs.fed.us 
Description: Conduct stand density managment and fuels reduction activities on approx. 3,000 acres of 30 to 35 year old Jeffry pine plantations using commercial and pre-commercial thinning.
Location: UNIT - Placerville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. Vicinity of Alder Lookout, south of Highway 50 and Kyburz.
Polka Dot Motorcycle Club, 49er Enduro Special Use Permit
EA
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:03/2011  04/2011 Laura Hierholzer
530-642-5187
lhierholzer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a 5 year special use permit to hold the 49er Enduro in the Elkins Flat OHV area and the Family Enduro in the Gold Note OHV area. The events would occur annually beginning in October 2011.
Location: UNIT - Placerville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. Elkins Flat.
Raintree Forest Health Project
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/07/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
09/2011 Tim Howard
530-333-5553
thoward@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercial and precommercial thinning with follow-up prescribed burning in plantations, mixed conifer and red fir stands to improve forest health and enhance watershed conditions.
Location: UNIT - Placerville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. South of Mormon Emigrant Trail Road in the general area around the north fork of the Cosumnes River and Leek Springs Lookout.
Re-issue California Department of Transportation Communication Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:01/2011  01/2011 Cindy Oswald
530-647-5320
coswald@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue permit for existing use of Alder Ridge radio vault and tower.
Location: UNIT - Placerville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. Alder Ridge Lookout.
Sierra Pines Camp Maintenance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/16/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
11/2010 Catherine Bounds
530-647-5304
cbounds@fs.fed.us 
Description: Upgrade camp facilities including implementing erosion control measures, complying with ADA accessability of facilities, and reducing the risk of wildfire.
Location: UNIT - Placerville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. Sierra Pines Camp, Placerville Ranger District.
Sierra at Tahoe Tubing Hill
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/16/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
11/2010 Catherine Bounds
530-647-5304
cbounds@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocating the tubing hill to the lower parking lot as described in the Master Plan.
Location: UNIT - Placerville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. Sierra at Tahoe.
Slippery Ford Bridge Maintenance
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/09/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
10/2010 Catherine Bounds
530-647-5304
cbounds@fs.fed.us 
Description: Repair broken deck boards and install new railing on the bridge to allow for safe foot traffic.
Location: UNIT - Placerville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. Slippery Ford Bridge, Placerville Ranger District.
Straw Saddle Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2012 
Expected:01/2013  09/2013 Tim Howard
530-647-5382
thoward@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project includes commercial and pre-commercial thinning and prescribed burning on approximately 2,000 acres to improve forest health, enhance watershed conditions, and re-establish a sustainable landscape.
Location: UNIT - Placerville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. The project is located in the vicinity of Packsaddle Pass and Cody Lake.
Tony's Fuel Reduction Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:01/2012  06/2012 Tim Howard
530-647-5382
thoward@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would involve forest thinning and fuels reduction activities on approximately 1,000 acres to improve forest health, enhance watershed conditions, and re-establish a sustainable landscape condition.
Location: UNIT - Placerville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. The project is located east of Grizzly Flat, CA.
Trap Prescribed Burn Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management  Completed  Actual: 09/20/2010  10/2010 Teresa Riesenhuber
530-647-5403
triesenhuber@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project includes understory burning in two units (1375 acres) within the Trap Fuels Reduction Project using hand held ignition devices.
Location: UNIT - Placerville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. Along Mormon Emigrant Trail near the community of Sly Park and Pollock Pines.
Western Front Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2012 
Expected:06/2013  09/2013 Tim Howard
530-647-5382
thoward@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would involve commercial and pre-commercial thinning and prescribed burning on approximately 1,000 acres in the Wildland Urban Intermix to improve forest health, enhance watershed conditions, and re-establish a sustainable landscape.
Location: UNIT - Placerville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. The project is located in the vicinity of Camino, Califoria.
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