Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2012 to 09/30/2012
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, Regionwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Region)
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 10/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
01/2013 Noel Schneeberger
610-557-4121
nschneeberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: The USDA Forest Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are analyzing a range of strategies for controlling gypsy moth damage to forests and trees in the United States.
Web Link:  http://www.na.fs.fed.us/wv/eis/
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  Completed  Actual: 03/23/2012  08/2012 Brenda Halter-Glenn
202-260-9400
bhalterglenn@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Department of Agriculture proposes to promulgate a new planning rule, which will set out the process for development, revision, and amendment of National Forest System land management plans.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/planningrule
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Agency-wide Rule.
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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, Regionwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Region)

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

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

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/08/2012  09/2012 Lisa Sedlacek
530-836-7126
lsedlacek@fs.fed.us 
Description: This is a Special Use Permit for a 50 K run on the trails ilocated in the Lakes Basin Recreation Area, including a four mile section of the Pacific Crest Trail.
Location: UNIT - R5 - Pacific Southwest Region All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Mills Peak Trail, Mt. Elwell Trail, SmithLakeTrail, Gray Eagle Creek Trail. Lakes Basin Recreation Area.
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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 06/15/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
09/2012 Sue Rodman
530-621-5298
srodman@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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34627
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 04/2012 
Expected:07/2012  07/2012 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) 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/06/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
12/2012 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=25886
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
Stream Crossing Replacement
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2012 
Expected:07/2013  09/2013 Jann Williams
530-621-5240
jowilliams@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace 3 existing stream crossings with crossings designed to allow aquatic species passage at South Wallace Canyon, Sailor Ravine, and Plum Creek (10N20YA).
Location: UNIT - Placerville Ranger District, Georgetown Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. Plum Creek, Sailor Ravine, and South Wallace Canyon.
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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
2012 Amador Precommercial Thinning
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2012 
Expected:07/2012  09/2012 Robert Carroll
530-647-5386
rlcarroll@fs.fed.us 
Description: Precommercial thin approximately 800 acres of mixed conifer plantations to reduce stocking, improve growth, and increase stand heterogeneity.
Location: UNIT - Amador Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Amador, El Dorado. Amador Ranger District.
Callecat Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/16/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
06/2013 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=30066
Location: UNIT - Amador Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. Between Big Mountain Ridge and Cat Creek Road.
Indian Valley Restoration Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 05/18/2012  08/2012 Chuck Loffland
(209) 295-5954
cloffland@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restore 3/4 mile of a low gradient tributary stream of Indian Creek in Indian Valley using a series of plug and ponds to enhance habitat for Sierra Nevada mountain yellow-legged frogs, Yosemite toad, willow fly catcher and other riparian species.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=21337
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 Mountain Resort Bike Park Expansion
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2012 
Expected:11/2012  11/2012 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 04/2012 
Expected:10/2012  12/2012 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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Tiger Creek Co-Op Burn
CE
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/17/2011 
Expected:09/2012
 
09/2012 Robyn Woods
209-295-5972
robynwoods@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribe burn approximately 1800 acres of natural stands within the Tiger Creek drainage in the Mokelumne River Watershed.
Location: UNIT - Amador Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Amador. Tiger Creek drainage in the Mokelumne.
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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
Blacksmith Forest Health Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2012 
Expected:06/2013  10/2013 Dana Walsh
530-333-5558
danawalsh@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improve landscape resilience to disturbance by treating select stands to reduce fuels, improve growing conditions for individual trees, and improve species composition on approximately 3,000 acres of plantation and natural stands.
Location: UNIT - Georgetown Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. The project is located in the vicinity of Nevada Point Ridge, Blacksmith Flat, Ralston Ridge, Ramsey Crossing, and Desert Cold Springs between the Rubicon River and the Middle Fork of the American Ri.
Georgetown Maintenance Prescribe Burn
CE
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:02/2012  04/2012 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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/22/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
10/2012 Jonathan Jue
530-333-5550
jjue@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.
Hell Hole Water System Improvement Project
EA
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 06/05/2012  08/2012 Jonathan Jue
530-333-5550
jjue@fs.fed.us 
Description: Drill one to two new water wells, install a solar powered pump, solar panels, water storage tank, a building, and fenced enclosure to protect all of the items listed. Install new water lines to connect to the existing system.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37152
Location: UNIT - Georgetown Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. Hell Hole is located approximately 26 air miles northeast of Georgetown.
Long Canyon Dispersed Recreation Site Project
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/24/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
10/2012 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  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/02/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
08/2012 Kristina Garcia
(530) 621-5246
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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34620
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.
Sacramento Municipal Utility District Resource Monitoring Permit Amendment
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/20/2010 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 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.
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 05/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
11/2013 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Whaler Creek Mining Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2012 
Expected:08/2012  09/2012 Eric Nicita
530-621-5290
enicita@fs.fed.us 
Description: Repair stream bank damage from mining activity by placing riprap on the edge of the stream to eliminate erosion into Whaler Creek.
Location: UNIT - Georgetown Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. Whaler Creek.
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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
Foehn It In Blowdown Salvage Project
EA
- Forest products
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/14/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
09/2012 Don Errington
530-647-5450
derrington@fs.fed.us 
Description: Salvage project involving the removal of trees that were blown down by a series of wind events in November and December of 2011.
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. Most of the windblown trees are located within previously harvested units on the Pacific Ranger District.
John Don't Forest Health/Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2013 
Expected:02/2014  07/2014 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 Heliport Reconstruction Project
EA
- Facility management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/16/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
09/2012 Jennifer Ebert
530-647-5455
jebert@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct an office facility and expand the current size of the Pacific Heliport to accomodate the National Type I Large Fire Support helicopter and National Type II initial attack helicopter and associated personnel.
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - ne 1/4 section 33, T.11N., R13.E. Pacific Heliport located at the Pacific Ranger Station, Pollock Pines, CA.
Rubicon Trail Easement and Ellis Creek Bridge
EIS
- Road management  Completed  Actual: 04/19/2012  08/2012 Laura Hierholzer
530-642-5187
lhierholzer@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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=30065
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 06/2012 
Expected:12/2012  09/2013 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 12/2012 
Expected:05/2013  01/2014 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 03/2013 
Expected:12/2014  08/2014 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.
Elkins Flat Trail Improvement
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/25/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
10/2012 Josh Sjostrom
530-647-5356
jsjostrom@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocate approximately 400 feet of trail 25 out of the Middle Dry Creek riparian area near the Elkins Flat Staging Area
Location: UNIT - Placerville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. Elkins Flat OHV trails.
Leoni Medows Outfitter Guide Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/02/2010 
Expected:06/2012
 
06/2012 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 01/2012 
Expected:04/2012  04/2012 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 12/2013 
Expected:11/2014  09/2015 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.
Placerville Nursery Solar Energy and Greenhouse Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Road management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2012 
Expected:07/2013  10/2013 Sue Rodman
530-621-5298
srodman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install solar collectors to produce photo-voltaic electrical energy on up to 10 acres, install connected greenhouses on 1.5 acres, and install connected shade houses on 1.5 acres adjacent to the greenhouses.
Location: UNIT - Placerville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - T.10N., R.11E., section 31. The project is located Nothereast of Fruitridge road in Camino, California.
Re-issue American Tower Communication Leases
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:11/2012  01/2013 Cindy Oswald
530-647-5320
coswald@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue leases for existing communication facilities at Echo Summit and Union Hill.
Location: UNIT - Placerville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. Echo Summit and Union Hill.
Re-issue California Department of Transportation Communication Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:07/2012  07/2012 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.
Re-issue Pioneer School District Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:11/2012  01/2013 Cindy Oswald
530-647-5320
coswald@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue permit for existing school in Grizzly Flat.
Location: UNIT - Placerville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. Grizzly Flat administrative site.
Sierra Pines Camp Maintenance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/16/2010 
Expected:06/2012
 
06/2012 Josh Sjostrom
530-647-5356
jsjostrom@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.
Straw Saddle Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2015 
Expected:01/2017  09/2017 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 12/2012 
Expected:07/2013  03/2014 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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