Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2011 to 03/31/2011
Inyo 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, R5 - Pacific Southwest Region All Units, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Inyo National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Inyo National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Inyo National Forest,  Mammoth Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Inyo National Forest,  Mono Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Inyo National Forest,  Mount Whitney Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Inyo National Forest,  White Mountain 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
- 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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R5 - Pacific Southwest Region All Units, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)  

R5 - Pacific Southwest Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Historic Facilities BMP Retrofit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Facility management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:03/2011  09/2011 Ashley Sommer
530-543-2615
asommer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Water quality BMP installation at the Tallac Historic Site (inc. Kiva Beach), the Newhall House at Skunk Harbor, Meiss Cabin and Old Mill.
Location: UNIT - R5 - Pacific Southwest Region All Units. STATE - California, Nevada. COUNTY - El Dorado, Placer, Carson City (city). Tallac Historic Site, Kiva Beach, Skunk Harbor and Meiss.
Meeks Bay Resort BMP Retrofit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Facility management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:03/2011  08/2011 Ashley Sommer
530-543-2615
asommer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Implement water quality BMP's at the resort
Location: UNIT - R5 - Pacific Southwest Region All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. Meeks Bay Resort.
Willaim Kent Campground BMP Retrofit and Administrative Site Redevelopment
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/26/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
09/2011 Ashley Sommer
530-543-2615
asommer@fs.fed.us 
Description: BMP retrofit of campground and day use beach site. Redevelopment of administrative site to include a fire station, employee offices and public information center.
Location: UNIT - R5 - Pacific Southwest Region All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. William Kent Campgrond, day use beach site and adminisrative site.
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Inyo 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
2010 Sierra Moto Xcursions Temporary Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:03/2011  05/2011 Carmen John
760-873-2510
cjohn@fs.fed.us 
Description: To authorize motorcycle and jeep tours on forest lands. Up to 200 service days may be authorized. Authorized routes will be consistent with the 2010 Motor Vehicle Use Map.
Location: UNIT - Inyo National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Inyo, Mono. Designated motorized travel routes as established in the 2009 Record of Decision for the Motorized Travel Management Project.
Inyo National Forest Aspen Enhancement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:05/2011  08/2011 Leeann Murphy
760-873-5865
lbmurphy@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will address the need to maintain and enhance aspen stands throughout the Inyo National Forest. This project will include proposed treatments for stands at risk of loss due to conifer encroachment and lack of aspen regeneration.
Location: UNIT - Inyo National Forest All Units. STATE - California, Nevada. COUNTY - Inyo, Mono, Esmeralda. Aspen stands within the Inyo National Forest.
Issuance of 10 Year Priority Use Outfitter/Guide Fishing Permits
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:09/2011  12/2011 Donna Bertolina
(760) 924-5518
dbertolina@fs.fed.us 
Description: Trips to: Lee Vining Cr., June Lake Loop, Big Springs, Deadman Cr., Mammoth Lakes Basin, Middle Fork San Joaquin, Sotcher Lake, Starkweather Lake, Hot Creek, Convict Lake, McGee Cr., Rock Cr., Rock Cr. Lake, Pine Cr., Bishop Cr., No. Lk., So. Lk.
Location: UNIT - Inyo National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Inyo, Mono. See Project Description.
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Inyo 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
2010 Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra Temporary Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/01/2010 
Expected:08/2010
 
08/2010 Donna Bertolina
(760) 924-5518
dbertolina@fs.fed.us 
Description: "Wounded Warrior Elite Camp" - Guided backpacking trip into the Lake Ediza area of the Ansel Adams Wilderness. Group participants are physically and/or mentally disabled military personnel. All wilderness regulations will be followed.
Location: UNIT - Mammoth Ranger District, Mono Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. Ansel Adams Wilderness, Lake Ediza and vicinity.
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Inyo National Forest,   Mammoth 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
Amerigas Project
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Sheila Irons
760-873-2455
sirons@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install 100 feet of propane pipeline to connect existing pipeline on both ends of existing pipeline. This is the same project as the Rock Creek Energy Project. Rock Creek Energy was purchased by Amerigas.
Location: UNIT - Mammoth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - T3S, R27E, Sec 33. West of John Muir Rd. and ending at 924 Canyon Blvd.
Crystral Crag Water System Permit Resissuance
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2010 
Expected:10/2010  10/2010 Sheila Irons
760-924-5534
sirons@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of expired permit for water system. Water system service the Lake Mary Recreation Residence Tract, Crystal Crag Lodge, and the Lake Mary Store, all located in the Lakes Basin.
Location: UNIT - Mammoth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - T. 4S., R27E., Sec. 21. Inyo National Forest, Mammoth Ranger District, Lakes Basin.
Garnet Meadow/Iceberg Trail project
CE
- Watershed management  Completed  Actual: 06/14/2010  09/2010 Todd Ellsworth
760-873-2457
tellsworth@fs.fed.us 
Description: Stabilize the active headcuts and erosion on approximately 1.5 miles of the Iceberg Lake trail from Ediza lake to Iceberg Lake to improve watershed condition, stabilize headcuts in Garnet Meadow, and stabilize Garnet Packer Camp trail.
Location: UNIT - Mammoth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - T 2S, R 25E, Section 36 and T3S, R 25E, Sections 12 and 13. Trail from Ediza to Iceberg Lake, meadow north of Garnet Lake, and Garnet packer camp, all within the Ansel Adams Wilderness on the Mammoth Ranger District.
Hot Creek Fish Hatchery permit reissuance
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:03/2011  03/2011 Sheila Irons
760-924-5534
sirons@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of permit to California Department of Fish and Game for Hot Creek Fish Hatchery.
Location: UNIT - Mammoth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - MDM, T.5S. R.28E., Sec. 35. Hot Creek.
Issuance of 5 Year Canoe Race Event to Mammoth Fire Protection District
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2010 
Expected:07/2010  07/2010 Donna Bertolina
(760) 924-5518
dbertolina@fs.fed.us 
Description: Canoe races at Horseshoe Lake and Fireman's Picnic at Shady Rest Park.
Location: UNIT - Mammoth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. See project description.
Madden Property Road Access
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:12/2010  06/2011 Sheila Irons
760-924-5534
sirons@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction of an access road to the "Madden property", owned by the Gregory Family Trust, and located adjacent to the chair 15 area of the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area (MMSA). This road will be constructed within the MMSA permit boundary.
Location: UNIT - Mammoth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - MDM, T.4S., R.27E., Sec 4, Lot 2. Chair 15 area of the Mammoth Mountain Ski Are.
Mammoth Community Water District Plant Expansion
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:03/2011  06/2011 Sheila Irons
760-924-5534
sirons@fs.fed.us 
Description: Addition (268 long and 184 wide) to the west side of existing Lake Mary Water Treatment Plant building to house a caustic feed storage area.
Location: UNIT - Mammoth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - MDM, T. 4S., R.27E., Sec. 9. Lake Mary Water Treatment Plant, Lakes Basin.
Mammoth Community Water District, Permit Issuance
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:03/2011  03/2011 Sheila Irons
760-924-5534
sirons@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of two permits: one for water and sewer lines, one for filtration plant and water tanks
Location: UNIT - Mammoth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. various locations adjacent to the Town of Mammoth Lakes, CA.
Mammoth Mountain Base Area Land Exchange
EA
- Land ownership management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:10/2011  10/2011 Sheila Irons
760-924-5534
sirons@fs.fed.us 
Description: Land exchange with Mammoth Mountain Ski Area of approximately 21 acres of land, currently under special use authorization, located at the Main Lodge area.
Location: UNIT - Mammoth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - MDM, T.3S, R. 27E., Sec 30. Main Lodge, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area.
Sherwin-Scenic Loop Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/23/2009
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 01/2011 
Expected:03/2011
 
06/2011 Sue Farley
760-924-5535
sfarley@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to use three types of treatment methods, singly or in combination, to reduce hazardous fuels such as brush and trees in the Sherwin Creek, Mammoth Creek and Mammoth Scenic Loop areas surrounding the Mammoth Lakes community.
Location: UNIT - Mammoth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - Township 3 south and 4 south, Range 28 East. Sherwin Creek Road, Mammoth Creek Road, Hwy. 203 and Scenic Loop Road areas surrounding the Mammoth Lakes community.
Southern California Edison Mammoth Distribution Area Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:03/2011  03/2011 Sheila Irons
760-924-5534
sirons@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of expired permit for Southern California Edision's electrical distribution lines in the Mammoth Distribution Area.
Location: UNIT - Mammoth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - T.3S., R.28E., MDBM. Mammoth Distribution Area, Mammoth Lakes Area.
Winter Access Route - Basalt Canyon Geothermal Pipeline Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology  On Hold  N/A  N/A Margie DeRose
760-873-2424
mderose@fs.fed.us 
Description: The winter access route would begin from the snow disposal area east of the Mammoth Visitor Center on approximately 2,300 feet of existing roads and about 1,200 feet of new overland route. The proposed project is located east of Shady Rest Park.
Location: UNIT - Mammoth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. East of Shady Rest Park within portions of Sections 25 and 36 of Township 3 South, Range 27 East on the Inyo National Forest.
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Inyo National Forest,   Mono 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
Black Point Cinder Mine EA - Mining Proposal
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/01/2010 
Expected:07/2010
 
08/2010 Jon Kazmierski
760-924-5503
jkazmierski@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposal described in the Plan of Operations will expand mining operations at an existing cinder mine over a period of fifteen years (2024).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=27908
Location: UNIT - Mono Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - Section 21, Township 2 North, Range 26 East. Mono Basin National Forest Scenic Area, Inyo National Forest.
E-Wind Wind Energy Testing
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/12/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
10/2010 Sheila Irons
760-924-5534
sirons@fs.fed.us 
Description: Placement of 1-3 approximately 200 foot tall meterological towers in the Sagehen Summit area of the Glass Mountains for the purpose of wind energy testing.
Location: UNIT - Mono Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. Sagehen Summit Area, Glass Mountains.
Fern/Yost Lakes Trailhead Erosion Repair
CE
- Watershed management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2011 
Expected:04/2011  10/2011 Jon Kazmierski
760-924-5503
jkazmierski@fs.fed.us 
Description: High flows in June 2010 created a gully on an old roadbed near the Fern/Yost Lakes trailhead. This project would fill in the gully and implement other erosion control measures such as decompaction. The project would also repair the parking lot.
Location: UNIT - Mono Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - T2S, R26E, Section 21. Yost/Fern Lakes Trailhead.
June Lake PUD, test well for domestic water supply
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:06/2011  07/2011 Sheila Irons
760-924-5534
sirons@fs.fed.us 
Description: Test well adjacent to the Clark Water Treatment Plant.
Location: UNIT - Mono Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - MDM, T.2S., R.26E, Sec. 21. Adjacent to the Clark Water Treatment Plant.
June Loop Hazardous Fuels Reduction
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/17/2010
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 05/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
08/2011 Sue Farley
760-924-5535
sfarley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Inyo NF proposes hazardous fuels reduction work on 4578 acres within WUI defense and threat zones in June Lake Loop. Treatments include tree thinning, shrub cutting or mowing, prescribed fire, conifer removal from aspen, and slash pile burn or chip.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34649
Location: UNIT - Mono Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - Portions of Sections 15-16, 20-23, 25-29 & 32-36, T. 1 south, R. 26 east; Portions of Sections 1-5, 8-17 & 20-22, T. 2 south, R. 26 east; Portions of Sections 6-7, T. 2 south, R. 27 east. Areas surrounding the community of June Lake California, and other developed areas within the June Lake Loop.
June Mountain Ski Area Vegetation Management Plan
EA
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/16/2010
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 03/2011 
Expected:03/2011
 
06/2011 Scott Kusumoto
760-924-5522
skusumoto@fs.fed.us 
Description: Veg mgt plan to determine desired future vegetation condition for the resort permit area. Conditions not meeting the yet to be determined desired conditions will create project opportunities to move the ski area towards the desired condition.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30733
Location: UNIT - Mono Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - T2S, R26E, Sections 14,15, 22, 23, 25, 26, MDB&M. June Mountain Ski Area.
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Glass Mountain Communication Lease
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:03/2011  03/2011 Sheila Irons
760-924-5534
sirons@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of Communication Site Lease to replace expired permit
Location: UNIT - Mono Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - MDM, T.2S., R.30E. Sec. 18. Glass Mountain Peak, Glass Mountains.
Mono Basin Grazing Allotment Analysis
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:03/2011  06/2011 April Barron
760-924-5532
abarron@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analysis of grazing allotments in the vicinity of Mono Lake including Mono Sand Flat, June Lake, Mono Mills and Dexter Allotments.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31748
Location: UNIT - Mono Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. Within the Mono Basin and along the northeastern slope of the Glass Mountains.
Pinecliff Resort Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management   On Hold  N/A  N/A Barry McDonald
760-647-3023
bmcdonald01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renew existing resort permit for 1 year
Location: UNIT - Mono Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. Pinecliff Resort in the June Lake Loop vicinity, Mono Lake Ranger District.
Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep Habitat Enhancement Prescribed Burn (North Zone)
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/30/2008 
Expected:06/2011
 
03/2012 MaryBeth Hennessy
760-873-2400
mhennessy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reduce vegetation cover, primarily pinyon pine, within areas adjacent to winter range of the Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep using prescribed burning.
Location: UNIT - Mono Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - T 10N R 25E, SE ? Sec. 12, Sec. 13, NE ? Sec. 23, N ? Sec. 24; T 10N R 26E, SW ? Sec. 7, and NW ? Sec. 19; T 10S R 25E SW ? Sec. 1, South ? Sec. 2, Sec. 11, and West ? of Sec. 12. Lee Vining Canyon and Walker Lake.
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Inyo National Forest,   Mount Whitney 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
Templeton/Whitney Grazing Allotment Analysis
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2011 
Expected:06/2012  11/2012 Lesley Yen
760-873-2524
lyen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Review and analysis of the Templeton/Whitney grazing allotments in the Golden Trout Wilderness on the Mt Whitney Ranger District
Location: UNIT - Mount Whitney Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tulare. Templeton/Whitney Grazing Allotments in the Golden Trout Wilderness.
Whitney Portal Store Resort Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/16/2009 
Expected:01/2010
 
02/2010 Hern Crane
760-873-2511
hcrane@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue a 10-year resort permit for Whitney Portal Store.
Location: UNIT - Mount Whitney Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Inyo. LEGAL - section 35, T.15S., R.34E. Whitney Portal Store, Whitney Portal Recreation Area.
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Inyo National Forest,   White Mountain 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
Casa Diablo Maintenance Prescribed Burning
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:05/2011  11/2011 Sue Farley
760-924-5535
sfarley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approximately 9850 acres of Jeffrey Pine forest have been treated with prescribed fire in the Casa Diablo Project Area during the years 1999-2009. This project proposes maintenance prescribed burning on a 7-15 year rotation in the same project area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34702
Location: UNIT - White Mountain Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - Portions of Sections 18-19, T. 4 south, R. 31 east; and portions of Sections 1-4, 9-16, 20-24, 26-29 & 34-35, T. 4 south, R. 30 east. Project area is located east of Lake Crowley, in the vicinity of Casa Diablo Mountain, northeast of Toms Place and Sunny Slopes.
Glacier Lodge Resort Permit
EA
- Special use management   On Hold  N/A  N/A Hern Crane
760-873-2511
hcrane@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a 30-year resort permit for Glacier Lodge.
Location: UNIT - White Mountain Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Inyo. LEGAL - section 36, T.9S., R.32E. Glacier Creek Lodge, Big Pine Recreation Area.
HIlton Watershed Restoration Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2011 
Expected:10/2011  06/2012 Jeff Novak
760-876-6231
jnovak@fs.fed.us 
Description: A trails management project to protect watershed conditions: install stream protection treatments at stream crossings; construct trail reroutes; reconstruct trail causeways; add trail stabilizing structures; reduce trail widths to Forest standard.
Location: UNIT - White Mountain Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Inyo. LEGAL - Sections 2, 11, 12, 13, 24, 25, 26, T.5S, R.29E. Sections 25, 36, T.5S, R291/2E. Sections 30, 31, T.5S, R.30E. Section 1, T.6S, R.291/2 E. Project area is 20 miles northwest of Bishop, CA, in the Hilton Creek analysis unit of the John Muir Wilderness.
Horton Creek Road Stabilization Project
CE
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2011 
Expected:04/2011  09/2011 Jennifer Ebert
760-873-2430
jebert@fs.fed.us 
Description: Stabilization of a section of the Horton Creek Trailhead Road (NFS 07S01A) and NFS 07S25 to reduce impacts to watershed resources. This would include installing raised causeways, culverts, and hardening the road surface to improve drainage.
Location: UNIT - White Mountain Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Inyo. LEGAL - sw 1/4 section 9, T.7S., R.31E.; section 30, T.7S., R.31E. and section 25, T.7S., R.30E. Approximately 15 miles west of Bishop, CA in the Buttermilks in the vicinity of Horton Creek (Horton Lakes Trailhead Road NFS 07S01A; NFS 07S25).
Reed Flat OHV Restoration Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2011 
Expected:03/2011  07/2011 Jennifer Ebert
760-873-2430
jebert@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restore approximately 1.5 miles of previously closed route. The closure would be reinforced with barriers and would be restored.
Location: UNIT - White Mountain Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Inyo. LEGAL - T.6S., R.34E. and T7S., R.35E., multiple sections. Reed Flat. Off of White Mountain Road near Schulman Grove.
Rock Creek Lodge Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/16/2009 
Expected:01/2010
 
01/2010 Hern Crane
760-873-2511
hcrane@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue a 20-year permit to Rock Creek Lodge.
Location: UNIT - White Mountain Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - section 31, T.5S., R.30E. Rock Creek Lodge, Rock Creek Recreation Area.
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