Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2011 to 09/30/2011
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, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
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
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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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  Completed  Actual: 04/21/2011
04/15/2011 
06/2011 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.
2011 Jerry's Guide Service Temporary Special Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/01/2011
05/31/2011 
08/2011 Carmen John
760-873-2510
cjohn@fs.fed.us 
Description: Guided hunting services for deer, elk, desert bighorn sheep bear, bobcat, coyote, chukar, quail and dove, and guide services for landscape/wildlife photography. Guiding will take place in legal California State Hunt Zones, duiring legal take seasons
Location: UNIT - Inyo National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Inyo, Mono. CA State hunt zones: Deer X9a, X9b, X9c, G3, J12, A16, A17, A18; Ekk Bishop, Lone Pine, Independence, tinemaha, W. Tinemaha, Tinimeha Mtn, Whitney; Inyo and Mono counties.
Authorization of Helicopter Landings by the California Department of Fish and Game within Wilderness
EA
- Special area management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
01/2012 Leeann Murphy
760-873-2450
lbmurphy@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would authorize the CA Dept. of Fish and Game to land a helicopter when capturing Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep (endangered species) within wilderness areas for the purposes of monitoring and translocations.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35211
Location: UNIT - Inyo National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Inyo, Mono. Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep recovery area, within the Golden Trout, Hoover, John Muir, Owens River Headwaters, and South Sierra Wildernesses.
Inyo National Forest Aspen Enhancement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2011 
Expected:01/2012  04/2012 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 10/2011 
Expected:10/2012  01/2013 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, Madera, 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.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep Study
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/21/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
10/2011 Susan Joyce
760-873-2516
sejoyce@fs.fed.us 
Description: The study involves the capture and collaring of Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep using helicopter/net-guns on designated wilderness within the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and the Inyo National Forest.
Web Link:  http://parkplanning.nps.gov/seki
Location: UNIT - White Mountain Ranger District, Mount Whitney Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Inyo. Inyo National Forest lands adjacent to Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks.
US Geological Survey, Permit Reissuance, installation of 4 new seismic monitoring stations
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:08/2011  09/2011 Sheila Irons
760-924-5534
sirons@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of expired permit, installation of four new seismic monitoring stations. Location of new stations: Old Mammoth Mine, Lincoln Mountain, Minaret Vista, Dry Creek Area
Location: UNIT - Mammoth Ranger District, White Mountain Ranger District, Mono Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. Various location throughout the White Mountain, Mammoth, and Mono Lake Ranger Districts.
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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.
Casa Diablo IV Geothermal Development Project
EIS
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 03/25/2011
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 08/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
04/2012 Margie DeRose
760-873-2424
mbderose@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction of a 33-megawatt geothermal power plant and associated well field, internal access roads, pipelines, and a transmission line. The Forest Service would authorize changes to the forest transportation system.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35652
Location: UNIT - Mammoth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. Near the intersection of CA State Route 203 and U.S. Highway 395 approximately 3 miles east of Mammoth Lakes, CA.
Convict Lake Resort Equestrian R.V. Park
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/27/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
04/2012 Donna Bertolina
(760) 924-5518
dbertolina@fs.fed.us 
Description: Facilities include 12 RV campsites with hook-ups; 6 temporary day use stalls, expansion of existing tack shed from 225' to 600' sq. ft.; 1,500 sq. ft. recreation building with toliets & showers, game room, laundry; new landscaping
Location: UNIT - Mammoth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - T.4S., R.28E., Section 14. At existing horse corrals north of Convict Lake Resort.
Crystral Crag Water System Permit Resissuance
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Hot Creek Fish Hatchery permit reissuance
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2011 
Expected:09/2011  09/2011 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.
Madden Property Road Access
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2011 
Expected:11/2011  06/2012 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  Completed  Actual: 06/02/2011  09/2011 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 08/2011 
Expected:09/2011  09/2011 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.
Sherwin-Scenic Loop Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/23/2009
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 09/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
11/2011 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 10/2011 
Expected:11/2011  11/2011 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.
US Geological Survey, installation of 10 temporary seismic instruments on Mammoth Mountain
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:08/2011  08/2011 Sheila Irons
760-924-5534
sirons@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation of ten temporary (one year term) seismic instruments on Mammoth Mountain to monitor seismic activity and provide data necessary for purposes of hazard mitigation.
Location: UNIT - Mammoth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. Mammoth Mountain Ski Area.
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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:08/2011
 
10/2011 Margie DeRose
760-873-2424
mbderose@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.
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:07/2011
 
07/2011 Sheila Irons
760-924-5534
sirons@fs.fed.us 
Description: Placement of one approximately 200 foot tall meterological tower 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 and Stream Crossing Repair
CE
- Watershed management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2011 
Expected:06/2011  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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/17/2010
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 07/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
10/2011 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 07/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
10/2011 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 08/2011 
Expected:09/2011  09/2011 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 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/23/2010 
Expected:07/2011
 
09/2011 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.
Sagehen sage-grouse habitat enhancement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/12/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
07/2011 Richard Perloff
760-924-5508
rperloff@fs.fed.us 
Description: Jeffrey pines are encroaching into otherwise suitable sage-grouse habitat, creating perches for raptors which dissuades use by grouse. Jeffrey pines would be felled and limbed using chain-saws and allowed to decay naturally on site.
Location: UNIT - Mono Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - T1S, R28E, Sections 2, 3, and 10. Sagehen Summit, south of SR 120 East.
Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep Habitat Enhancement Prescribed Burn (North Zone)
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  On Hold  N/A  N/A Richard Perloff
760-924-5508
rperloff@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.
Southern California Edison Rhinedollar Tower Replacement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:07/2011  07/2011 Sheila Irons
760-924-5534
sirons@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replacement of 13 distribution towers in Lee Vining Canyon. Tower replacement will require use of helicopters due to location of the majority of the towers. Project will also require use of National Forest System lands for staging areas.
Location: UNIT - Mono Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - MDM, T.1N., R.25E., Sec 18, 20, 21. Lee Vining Canyon, Ellery Lake to Poole Power Plant.
Truman Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2011 
Expected:09/2011  09/2011 Margie DeRose
760-873-2424
mbderose@fs.fed.us 
Description: Process a Plan of Operations to drill 18 mineral exploration holes
Location: UNIT - Mono Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Mineral. LEGAL - T1N, R32E, Sections 1, 11, 12. Truman Meadows area.
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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
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:09/2013  10/2013 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.
Tinemaha Cinder Site Mineral Material Sampling Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2011 
Expected:09/2011  09/2011 Margie DeRose
760-873-2424
mbderose@fs.fed.us 
Description: Process a proposal to extract 100 tons of cinders for sampling from the Tinemaha Cinder Site
Location: UNIT - Mount Whitney Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Inyo. LEGAL - T11S, R35E, Section 5. Big Pine Volcanic Field, east of Hwy 395.
Whitney Portal Store Resort Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/16/2009 
Expected:07/2011
 
07/2011 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
Buttermilk Toilet Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/16/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
09/2011 Lesley Yen
760-873-2524
lyen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction of up to two small vault toilets adjacent to the Buttermilk area of the Bishop Creek drainage in order to protect resource values and address health and safety issues, in the face of increasing dispersed recreation in that area.
Location: UNIT - White Mountain Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Inyo. LEGAL - Located in the north half of Township 7 South, Range 31 East, Section 21 immediately north of National Forest System Road 7S01. Buttermilk area of the Bishop Creek drainage.
Casa Diablo Maintenance Prescribed Burning
CE
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/18/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
11/2011 Sue Farley
760-924-5535
sfarley@fs.fed.us 
Description: From 1999 to 2009, approximately 50% of the 10,000 acre Casa Diablo Project area has been treated with prescribed fire in the Jeffrey pine understory. This project proposes maintenance prescribed burning on a 7-15 year rotation in the same 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.
Division Creek Pipeline Replacement
EA
- Land ownership management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Mary Furney
760-876-6206
mfurney@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuing LADWP a construction permit for Replacement of Division Creek Pipeline
Location: UNIT - White Mountain Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Inyo. Along Division Creek approximately 3 miles southwest of the community of Aberdeen.
HIlton Watershed Restoration Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
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 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/22/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
09/2011 Diana Pietrasanta
760-873-2464
djpietrasanta@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
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 06/13/2011  07/2011 Diana Pietrasanta
760-873-2464
djpietrasanta@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:07/2011
 
07/2011 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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