Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2011 to 09/30/2011
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, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
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
Gypsy Moth Management in the United States: A Cooperative Approach
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/19/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 Noel Schneeberger
610-557-4121
nschneeberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: The USDA Forest Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are analyzing a range of strategies for controlling gypsy moth damage to forests and trees in the United States.
Web Link:  http://www.na.fs.fed.us/wv/eis/
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/25/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
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
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/27/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/2011 
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  On Hold  N/A  N/A Donald Yasuda
916-640-1168
dyasuda@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prepare a narrowly focused analysis to comply with two orders issued by the Eastern District Court of California on November 4, 2009. Correct the 2004 SNFPA Final SEIS to address range of alternatives and analytical consistency issues.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/snfpa/2010seis
Location: UNIT - Eldorado National Forest All Units, Lassen National Forest All Units, Modoc National Forest All Units, Sequoia National Forest All Units, Tahoe National Forest All Units, Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit, Carson Ranger District, Bridgeport Ranger District, Plumas National Forest All Units, Sierra National Forest All Units, Stanislaus National Forest All Units, Inyo National Forest All Units. STATE - California, Nevada. COUNTY - Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, El Dorado, Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Lassen, Madera, Mariposa, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Tulare, Tuolumne, Yuba, Douglas, Esmeralda, Mineral. LEGAL - Along the Sierra Nevada Range, from the Oregon/California border south to Lake Isabella as well as lands in western Nevada. Sierra Nevada National Forests.
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R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Mammoth Mountain Base Area Land Exchange
EA
- Land ownership management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:12/2011  01/2012 Sheila Irons
760-924-5534
sirons@fs.fed.us 
Description: Exchange of approximately 21 acres of National Forest System land, currently under special use authorization to Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, located near the Main Lodge north of Highway 203.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30428
Location: UNIT - Mammoth Ranger District, White Mountain Ranger District, Mount Whitney Ranger District, Mt. Hough Ranger District, Mi-Wok Ranger District, Amador Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Alpine, Inyo, Mono, Plumas, Tuolumne. LEGAL - Land to be exchanged is located in T.3S, R. 27E., Sec 30, MDM. Proposal includes the acquisition of non-federal parcels to the Eldorado, Inyo, Plumas, and Stanislaus National Forests. Main Lodge, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area.
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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  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:11/2011  02/2012 Tera Curren
530-621-5249
tcurren@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would close from human entry 11 shafts and 14 audits. The closures would allow for bat ingress and egress where suitable habitat occurs.
Location: UNIT - Eldorado National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. Shafts and sudits are located across the forest.
Re-issue Pacific Gas and Electric Company Permits
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:10/2011  10/2011 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 08/2011 
Expected:01/2012  03/2012 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
California Department of Fish and Game Special Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:07/2011  07/2011 Cindy Oswald
530-647-5320
coswald@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a special use permit for installation of temperature loggers subsurface in talus fields in the Desolation and Mokelumne wilderness areas. Issue a permit to conduct live trapping of American pika near similar talus fields (Pyramid Peak area).
Location: UNIT - Placerville Ranger District, Amador Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Alpine, Amador, El Dorado. Pyramid Peak.
Sierra Nevada Yellow-legged Frog Habitat Restoration at Beebe Lake, Granite Lake, and Highland Lake
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011  07/2011 Jann Williams
530-621-5240
jowilliams@fs.fed.us 
Description: Remove brook trout from 3 lakes (two lakes are in the wilderness) using gill nets.Trout removal will create suitable habitat for Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frogs.
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District, Amador Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Alpine, Amador, El Dorado. Beebe Lake in western Mokelumne Wilderness; Granite Lake east of Silver Lake; and Highland Lake in northern Desolation Wilderness.
Trails West Inc. trail marking
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:07/2011  07/2011 Cindy Oswald
530-647-5320
coswald@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a special use permit for existing and proposed trail markers on historic trails (Carson Route and Johnson Cutoff)
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District, Placerville Ranger District, Amador Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Alpine, Amador, El Dorado. Carson Route and Johnson Cutoff Trails.
UC Merced Resource Monitoring
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:07/2011  07/2011 Cindy Oswald
530-647-5320
coswald@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a special use permit for snow depth sensors, soil moisture sensors, and associated repeater radios at three locations (Forni, Upper Van Vleck, and Schneider Camp).
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District, Placerville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. Forni, Upper Van Vleck, and Schneider Camp.
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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
Bear River Summer Home Tract Association Water System
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:12/2011  01/2012 Marc-Andre Pons
209-295-5962
mpons@fs.fed.us 
Description: issue a special use permit for a domestic water system for the Bear River Summer Home tract.
Location: UNIT - Amador Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. Bear River summer Home Tract.
Callecat Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:02/2012  10/2012 Marc Young
209-295-5955
mdyoung@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.
Forest Order Restricting Dispersed Camping near the Middle Fork Campground
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:04/2011  04/2011 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
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/06/2010 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 Marc-Andre Pons
209-295-5962
mpons@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:09/2011
 
06/2012 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 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:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 04/01/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
12/2011 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=28789
Location: UNIT - Amador Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Alpine, Amador, El Dorado. From Bear River Reservoir to Kirkwood Meadows.
Kirkwood Mountain Resort Bike Park Expansion
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2011 
Expected:11/2011  11/2011 Micki Smith
209-295-5960
mdsmith@fs.fed.us 
Description: Add new trails to the existing bike park at Kirkwood Mountain Resort.
Location: UNIT - Amador Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. Kirkwood Mountain Resort on Highway 88.
Power Fire Restoration
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 07/2011 
Expected:06/2012  09/2012 Robert Carroll
209-295-5930
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 01/2011 
Expected:02/2011  06/2011 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.
View 88 Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 06/06/2011  10/2011 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=23806
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 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/01/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
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.
Dutch-Gasparni Route Restoration Project
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/22/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
04/2011 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.
Equestrian Clubs Temporary Event Permits
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 06/29/2011  05/2011 Jonathan Jue
530-333-5550
jjue@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue 2 temporary permits for 3 recreation events that would take place in May, July and August. The events would be staged at Dru Barner Park and use trails and roads in the Rock Creek and Bottlehill areas.
Location: UNIT - Georgetown Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. Dru Barner Park approximately 5 miles northeast of Georgetown.
Georgetown Maintenance Prescribe Burn
CE
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:09/2011  09/2011 Cara Scott
530-333-5575
cescott@fs.fed.us 
Description: Understory burn approximately 1300 acres on the Georgetown Ranger District.
Location: UNIT - Georgetown Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - T13N, R10E, Section 26; T13N, R11E, Sections 19 and 30; T11N, R11E, Sections 1, 2, 11, and 12. Located near Bottle Hill, Hornblende, and Slate Mountain.
Georgetown Trail Bridge and Stream Restoration Project
CE
- Recreation management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/03/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
12/2011 David Ilse
530-333-5553
dilse@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct 2 trail bridges, repair 3 existing bridges, repair 1 water crossing, and restore crossings bypassed by the new bridges.
Location: UNIT - Georgetown Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - T13N, R11E, Section 33; T12N, R11E, Section 9; and T12N, R10E, Section 24. Georgetown Ranger District.
Long Canyon Dispersed Recreation Site Project
EA
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:12/2011  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.
Old Pino Grazing Allotment Management Plan
EA
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:03/2012  05/2012 Kristina Garcia
(209) 295-5950
kjgarcia@fs.fed.us 
Description: Develop and analyze an Allotment Management Plan for the Old Pino Allotment that will be incorporated into term grazing permits and guide the management of rangeland resources.
Location: UNIT - Georgetown Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. Old Pino allotment is located east of Rock Creek, west of Silver Creek, north of Slab Creek Reservoir and south of the Rubicon River.
Placer County Water Agency Special Use Permit for Private Roads
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/14/2010 
Expected:07/2011
 
07/2011 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  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/02/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
04/2011 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
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/20/2010 
Expected:07/2011
 
07/2011 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.
Temporary Road Closure for Rock Creek Road
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 06/20/2011  05/2011 Jonathan Jue
530-333-5550
jjue@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a temporary road closure for Rock Creek Road during a motor cycle enduro on the Rock Creek Trail System on May 15, 2011 and June 5, 2011.
Location: UNIT - Georgetown Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. Rock Creek Trail System.
Tobacco Gulch Fuels Reduction and Forest Health Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/20/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2011 
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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=28683
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 
Completed  Actual: 04/08/2010  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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=7221
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. El Dorado County.
John Don't Forest Health/Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:04/2012  02/2013 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.
Pacific 2011 Hazard Tree Removal Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Forest products 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/04/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
10/2011 Don Errington
530-647-5450
derrington@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercial harvesting of both live and dead hazard trees along approximately 70 miles of roads, within administrative sites, and within recreation sites on the Pacific Ranger District.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35355
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. Adjacent to level 3, 4, and 5 roads across the Pacific Ranger District.
Rubicon Trail Easement and Ellis Creek Bridge
EA
- Road management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:10/2011  12/2011 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 08/2011 
Expected:05/2012  07/2012 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.
Tells Creek Culvert Replacement
CE
- Watershed management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2011 
Expected:10/2011  11/2011 Charis Parker
530-647-5430
cparker@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace two existing culverts on road 13N22 (Cheese Camp Road) with new structures designed to withstand a 100 year event and allow for aquatic species passage.
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. 13N22 - Cheese Camp Road where it crosses Tells Creek.
XFactor Fuel Reduction and Forest Health Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2012 
Expected:02/2013  05/2013 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 Canyon Loop Road Association Special Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:09/2011  12/2011 Cindy Oswald
530-647-5320
coswald@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a special use permit for seasonal use of existing road (Big Canyon Loop Road, Forest Road 9N47).
Location: UNIT - Placerville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. Big Canyon Loop Road.
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.
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:10/2011
 
11/2011 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.
Mormon Pioneer Handcart Re-enactment
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:05/2011  07/2011 Catherine Bounds
530-647-5304
cbounds@fs.fed.us 
Description: Establish an approved route for proposed annual Mormon Pioneer Handcart events. Events include a re-enactment of the journey the church members made through the Sierra's.
Location: UNIT - Placerville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. Mormon Emigrant Trail.
Piliken Plantation Thinning and Fuels Reduction
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2011 
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  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/10/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
11/2011 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=28606
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 03/23/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
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 06/2011 
Expected:10/2011  10/2011 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.
Rock Climbing Outfitter and Guide Permit Re-issuance
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:02/2011  04/2011 Catherine Bounds
530-647-5304
cbounds@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue rock climbing outfitter and guide permits for Lovers Leap, SugarLoaf and Phantom Spires that are expiring.
Location: UNIT - Placerville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. Lovers Leap, Sugarloaf, and Phantom Spires.
Sacramento County Office Of Education Special Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:10/2011  12/2011 Cindy Oswald
530-647-5320
coswald@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue a special use permit for the existing facilities at the 33-acre Sly Park Environmental Education Center
Location: UNIT - Placerville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. Sly Park Environmental Education Center.
Sayles Canyon Trailhead Improvement
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:09/2011  10/2011 Catherine Bounds
530-647-5304
cbounds@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improve the existing trailhead parking to accomodate day users and equestrian trailers.
Location: UNIT - Placerville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. Sayles Canyon.
Sierra Pines Camp Maintenance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/16/2010 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 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.
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 12/2011 
Expected:04/2012  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.
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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