Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2013 to 03/31/2013
Inyo National Forest

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.
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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)  Completed  Actual: 11/28/2012  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.
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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 Base Area Land Exchange
EA
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/13/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2013 
Expected:10/2013
 
11/2013 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 for approximately 1,500 acres of land in California.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=30428
Location: UNIT - Mammoth Ranger District, White Mountain Ranger District, Mount Whitney Ranger District, Mt. Hough Ranger District, Mi-Wok Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Inyo, Mono, Plumas, Tuolumne. LEGAL - Land to be exchanged is located in T.3S, R. 27E., Sec 30, MDM. Proposal includes the addition of non-federal parcels to the Inyo, Plumas, and Stanislaus National Forests in California. 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
Closure of Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep Habitat to Pack Goat Use
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/12/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
09/2013 Leeann Murphy
760-873-5865
lbmurphy@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will address potential disease transmission from pack goat use on the endangered Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep. This project is a continuation of a previous closure which has expired.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40094
Location: UNIT - Inyo National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Inyo, Mono. The project includes the 11 SNBS herd units located on the Inyo NF.
Eradication and Control of Invasive Plants on the Inyo National Forest
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  On Hold  N/A  N/A Sue Weis
760-873-2496
sweis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Implement integrated plant management to control and eradicate non-native invasive plant infestations on the Inyo National Forest.
Location: UNIT - Inyo National Forest All Units. STATE - California, Nevada. COUNTY - Fresno, Inyo, Madera, Mono, Tulare, Esmeralda, Mineral. Forestwide.
Inyo National Forest Aspen Enhancement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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 Outfitter/Guide Permits for Winter Camping
EA
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:06/2013  01/2014 Carmen John
760-873-2510
cjohn@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue permits to recurring temporary permit holders for non wilderness winter camping, snow skills/travel and survival education. Issue priority use to existing permit holders for nonwilderness winter camping.
Location: UNIT - Inyo National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno, Inyo, Mono. No. Fork Bishop, Ck., Bishop Ck., So. Fork Bishop Ck., Rock Ck., Minaret Vista, Inyo Craters, Old Sawmill Rd., Lee Vining Ck., Tioga Pass Area, Saddlebag Lake area, Onion Valley Rd., Lakes Basin.,.
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 Jon Kazmierski
760-924-5503
jkazmierski@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  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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. This project did not require a decision memo and so was not required to be entered into PALS and will be removed.
Location: UNIT - Mammoth Ranger District, Mono Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. Ansel Adams Wilderness, Lake Ediza and vicinity.
Snowmobile Trail Grooming on the Inyo National Forest
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 12/12/2012  12/2012 Erin Noesser
760-873-2545
elnoesser@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposal is to groom approximately 100 miles of snowmbile trails on the Inyo National Forest using funding from the California Department of Parks and Recreation.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40144
Location: UNIT - Mammoth Ranger District, Mono Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. Trails are generally located between the towns of Mammoth Lakes and June Lake, and east to Bald Mountain.
Three Creeks Jeffrey Pine Forest Health & Restoration Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/29/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
08/2013 Andrew Weinhart
760-924-5550
aweinhart@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Three Creeks Jeffrey Pine Forest Health & Restoration project objective is to provide for healthy forest conditions, promote establishment of old growth and reintroduce fire to the ecosystem.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37712
Location: UNIT - Mammoth Ranger District, Mono Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. All proposed treatment units lie within the Mono Lake and Mammoth Ranger Districts of the Inyo National Forest, Mono County, California.
Upper Owens/Bishop Creek Unauthorized Route Restoration Evaluation Project
EA
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:06/2013  09/2013 Todd Ellsworth
760-873-2457
tellsworth@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project proposes to evaluate unauthorized routes to determine future uses and additional restoration needs within the Upper Owens and Bishop Creek Watersheds.
Location: UNIT - Mammoth Ranger District, White Mountain Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Inyo, Mono. Upper Owens and Bishop Creek Watersheds.
Wilderness Unauthorized Route Restoration
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:04/2013  06/2013 Jeff Novak
760-876-6231
jnovak@fs.fed.us 
Description: A project to protect natural qualities in designated wilderness by restoring unauthorized off-highway vehicle routes to natural conditions with visual disguise, revegetation, and erosion control treatments.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/land/inyo/landmanagement
Location: UNIT - White Mountain Ranger District, Mount Whitney Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Inyo. Project area includes unathorized routes in the White Mountains Wilderness and the 2009 John Muir Wilderness Additions.
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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
760-924-5534
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:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/16/2012
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 03/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
05/2013 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/27/2011 
Expected:01/2013
 
04/2013 Jon Kazmierski
760-924-5503
jkazmierski@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 01/2013 
Expected:03/2013  03/2013 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.
Mammoth Community Water District, Permit Issuances
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/02/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
01/2013 Sheila Irons
760-924-5534
sirons@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of two permits: one for a master permit for all facilities, one for the government-owned Lake Mary Dam.
Location: UNIT - Mammoth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. various locations adjacent to the Town of Mammoth Lakes, CA.
Reds Meadow Valley Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Fuels management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Sue Farley
760-924-5535
sfarley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Hazardous fuels reduction treatments would be designed to provide defensible space at recreation sites and to create a fuelbreak along roads. Fuels treatment activities would include tree thinning, pruning and prescribed burning on approx. 1735 acres
Location: UNIT - Mammoth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera, Mono. LEGAL - Portions of Sections 14,15,22,23,25,26,34,35,36 of T3S, R26E & 2,3,11,14 of T4S, R26E & 28,29,30,31,32,33 of T3S, R27E. The project area is located in the Reds Meadow Valley, Madera County, CA and includes a corridor along Hwy. 203 from Minaret Vista to Earthquake Fault, Mono County, CA.
Scenic Loop OSV/OHV Staging Areas
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:02/2013  02/2013 Jon Kazmierski
760-647-3010
jkazmierski@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of this project is to improve two off highway vehicle (OHV) and over snow vehicle (OSV) staging areas in areas that have existing, user-created staging areas (just east of Highway 395, lookout loop; and at 3S22, just off the Scenic Loop).
Location: UNIT - Mammoth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - Site 1: SW1/4 SW1/4 SEC1 T3S R27E Site 2: NE1/4 SW1/4 SEC15 T3S R27E. Site 1: Junction of 395 and the Mammoth Scenic Loop - East side of Highway 395 at the intersection with route 3S06. Site 2: Junction of Mammoth Scenic Loop and route 3S22.
Shady Rest OHV/OSV Staging Area
EA
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:08/2013  07/2014 Katheryn Rich
760-873-2490
kdrich@fs.fed.us 
Description: Planning for construction of an OHV/OSV staging area in the Shady Rest area of Mammoth Lakes. This may also include the construction of a snowmobile trail to town and snowmobile parking area.
Location: UNIT - Mammoth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. Shady Rest area on the Mammoth Lakes Ranger District.
Sherwin-Scenic Loop Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/23/2009
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 01/2013 
Expected:02/2013
 
08/2013 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 01/2013 
Expected:04/2013  04/2013 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.
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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:01/2013
 
02/2013 Sarah Tomsky
760-647-3033
sarahtomsky@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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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.
CHP, Rebuild of Communication Site Building and Tower at the Crestview Communication Site
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:03/2013  05/2013 Sheila Irons
760-924-5534
sirons@fs.fed.us 
Description: California Highway Patrol has requested to rebuild existing building and install a new 80 foot tower at the Crestview Communications Site. CHP also requires a new Communication Use Lease.
Location: UNIT - Mono Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - MDB, T.2S., R27E. portion of sec 22. Crestview Communications Site.
Glass Mountain Escarpment Sage-Grouse Habitat Enhancement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2012 
Expected:05/2013  08/2013 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 - T2S, R29E, Sections 22, 25, 26, 27, 36, TS, R30E, Section 31 and T3S, R30E, Section 8 (MDB&M). Southwest escarpment of the Glass Mountains, Mono County, CA.
June Lake PUD, test well for domestic water supply
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:03/2013  05/2013 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.
Log Cabin Boy Scout Camp Permit Renewal
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:02/2013  03/2013 Barry McDonald
760-647-3023
bmcdonald01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proponent request a new 20 year term permit be issued following the expiration of the current authoriation on December 31, 2012. No increase in the scope or intensity of authorized activities is proposed.
Location: UNIT - Mono Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - a portion of NE1/4SW1/4NW1/4, Sec. 1, T. 1 N., R. 25 E., Mt. DiabloMeridian. Log Cabin Boyscout Camp, Mono Lake Ranger District, Inyo National Forest, Mono County, CA.
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Glass Mountain Communication Lease
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
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:
Scoping Start 04/12/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
06/2013 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.
USGS Climate Research Proposal
CE
- Special use management
- Research and Development 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/21/2012 
Expected:02/2013
 
08/2016 Barry McDonald
760-647-3023
bmcdonald01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Monitor environmental variables and geomorphic change over course of 2 years. Measurements used to parameterize and calibrate an energy balance model for study area. Conduct study in Hall Research Natural Area.
Location: UNIT - Mono Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - portions of Sec. 34, 35,, T. 2. N., R. 24 E. & portions of Sec. 1, 2, 3, 10, 11, 12,, T. 1 N., R. 24 E. Harvey Monroe Hall Reseach Natural Area, Inyo National Forest.
Verizon Wireless fiber optic line
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:02/2013  04/2013 Sheila Irons
760-924-5534
sirons@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation of approx 50 feet of fiber optic line within the Crestview Communications Site
Location: UNIT - Mono Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - MDM, T.2S., R.27E., portion of sec 22. Crestview Communications Site, adjacent to existing Verizon Wireless facility.
Verizon of California Fiber Optic Line
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:02/2013  04/2013 Sheila Irons
760-924-5534
sirons@fs.fed.us 
Description: Placement of approximately 3,000 feet of fiber optic line within the Highway 395 right-of-way south of Lee Vining.
Location: UNIT - Mono Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - MDM, T.1N, 26E., portion of sec 16. Within the Highway 395 corridor, starting approx. 330 feet north of Highway 120 west and terminating on private Mobil Mart land south of Lee Vining, CA.
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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
Chispa/Australia Too Mineral Exploration
EA
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:04/2013  05/2013 Margie DeRose
760-873-2424
mbderose@fs.fed.us 
Description: Process a Plan of Operations for mineral exploration
Location: UNIT - Mount Whitney Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Inyo. LEGAL - T 12 S, R 35 E, Sect. 26 and T 12 S, R35 E, Sect. 1, and T 12 S, R 36 E, Sect. 6. Mazourka Canyon area.
Kern Plateau Grazing Allotments Analysis
EIS
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 08/2013 
Expected:09/2015  05/2016 Lesley Yen
760-873-2524
lyen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Review and analysis of the Monache, Mulkey, Templeton and Whitney grazing allotments in the Golden Trout Wilderness on the Mt Whitney Ranger District
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34380
Location: UNIT - Mount Whitney Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Inyo, Tulare. Templeton/Whitney Grazing Allotments in the Golden Trout Wilderness.
Tinemaha Cinder Site Mineral Material Sampling Project
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 10/09/2012  11/2012 Margie DeRose
760-873-2424
mbderose@fs.fed.us 
Description: Process a proposal to extract 120 tons of cinders for sampling from the Tinemaha Cinder Site
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36381
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:11/2011
 
11/2011 Hern Crane
760-873-2511
hcrane@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue 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.
Youth for Christ Ministries Bike Race
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Nicholas Ettema
760-876-6211
nettema@fs.fed.us 
Description: Bike race from Death Valley to Whitney Portal, Inyo National Forest
Location: UNIT - Mount Whitney Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Inyo. Whitney Portal, Inyo National Forest.
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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
Birch Creek Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog Restoration Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 08/14/2012  10/2012 Lisa Sims
760-873-2447
lsims@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will improve mountain yellow-legged frog habitat by increasing current breeding pond area. This will be accomplished by removing sediment from the margins of the pond that was deposited as a result of the Birch Fire.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38731
Location: UNIT - White Mountain Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - T5S, R30E, SW1/4 of NW1/4 section 10. Mono County, Inyo NF, California. Sand Canyon within Birch Creek, just upstream from Witcher Flat. About 2 miles NW of Swall Meadow.
Black Canyon Riparian Restoration Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/06/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
04/2013 Casey Shannon
760-873-2407
cshannon@fs.fed.us 
Description: Decommission one mile of existing system motorized trail and conduct watershed restoration activities in riparian/wetland section of upper Black Canyon, and maintain motorized trail in middle section of Black Canyon to prevent diversion of water.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36719
Location: UNIT - White Mountain Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Inyo. LEGAL - Township 7S, Range 34E, Sections 2, 11, 27. Upper Black Canyon, southwestern White Mountains approximately 20 miles S.E. of Bishop, CA.
Buttermilk Toilet Project
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/16/2011 
Expected:01/2013
 
04/2013 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.
Division Creek Pipeline Replacement
EA
- Land ownership management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Margaret Wood
760-876-6227
mwood@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.
Holiday Campground Entrance Road Construction
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:06/2013  05/2015 Lesley Yen
760-873-2524
lyen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction of no more than a 0.75 mile of road, to replace the current Holiday Campground entrance road, which is at risk of destabilization due to run-off from the Birch Fire burn area. The current road will be decommissioned and rehabilitated.
Location: UNIT - White Mountain Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Inyo, Mono. LEGAL - The project is located in the Tom's Place Quad, in the south half of T4S, R30E, Section 33. The proposed project area is about 400 m north of the existing campground entrance. New campground entrance road will connect Rock Creek Road (4S12) to the closest portion of the interior campground.
Issuance of 10 Year Outfitter/Guide Permits for Motorized Touring
EA
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:09/2013  03/2014 Carmen John
760-873-2510
cjohn@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue permits to recurring temporary permit holders for Motorized Touring. Allocate, or make available in a pool of use, priority use for jeep/auto/OHV/UTV/motorcycle guided tours. Legal routes only as identified in the Travel Management Plan.
Location: UNIT - White Mountain Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Inyo, Mono. Authorized motorized routes including, but not limited to, the following areas: Inyo Mountains, White Mountains, Coyote Flat, Buttermilk Country, Casa Diablo, Mammoth, Glass Mountains, June Lake.
Issuance of 10 Year Outfitter/Guide Permits for Summer Camping
EA
- Special area management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:06/2013  01/2014 Carmen John
760-873-2510
cjohn@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue permits to recurring temporary permit holders for nonwilderness summer camping. Issue priority use to existing priority use permit holders for nonwilderness summer camping.
Location: UNIT - White Mountain Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Inyo, Mono. Nonwilderness lands within the administrative boundary of the Inyo National Forest including sites within the White Mountains, Inyo mountains, Jeffrey Pine Forest, Buttermilk Country, Glass Mountains.
Rock Creek Lodge Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/16/2009 
Expected:11/2011
 
11/2011 Hern Crane
760-873-2511
hcrane@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue 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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