Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2010 to 12/31/2010
Lassen 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, Lassen National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Lassen National Forest,  Almanor Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Lassen National Forest,  Eagle Lake Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Lassen National Forest,  Hat Creek 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

           *NEW LISTING*
- 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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Lassen 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
Holdover Powerline Authorizations
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:10/2011  10/2011 Lorraine Gerchas
530-647-5390
lmgerchas@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issuing authorization for multiple powerline permits and associated roads. The authorization will be a transmission easement. The distribution easement and the special use permit will be authorized under separate decisions in the future.
Location: UNIT - Lassen National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen, Shasta. Existing powerline corridors on the Lassen National Forest.
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Lassen National Forest,   Almanor 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
BSA - Camp Fleischmann Water System Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 08/31/2010  05/2011 Jane Goodwin
530-258-2141
jmgoodwin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue 20 year authorization with established expiration date to provide water to Boy Scout of America Camp Fleischmann and include existing features. Cost Recovery.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31792
Location: UNIT - Almanor Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T29N, R6E, sec. 11 N1/2 MDM (unnamed spring location); T29N, R6E, secs. 10 & 11 (water lines). Camp Fleischmann Boy Scout Camp water development at unnamed spring outside of Camp permit area.
Bear Cub Underburn
CE
- Fuels management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jennifer Hensel
530-258-5141
jhensel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribed fire underburning to remove surface & ladder fuels on approximately 188 acres.
Location: UNIT - Almanor Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tehama. LEGAL - T29N,R3E, S 23,24,26; MDM. One half mile Northwest of Mineral, CA.
Brokenshire Watershed and Recreation Improvement (Name changed)
EA
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Facility management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:05/2011  06/2011 Kurt Sable
530-258-5149
ksable@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocate and consolidate existing picnic area to higher ground; decommission unauthorized OHV trails identified under Travel Management; implement fuels reduction surrounding Summit Springs Recreation Residence tract.
Location: UNIT - Almanor Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tehama. LEGAL - T29N, R4E, sec. 27 MDM. Brokenshire Picnic area is located across from Camp Tehama on Hwy 172 near Childs Meadows.
Collins/Morgan Springs - North Allotment
EA
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 09/22/2010  09/2010 Bernice McProud
530 258-5129
bmcproud@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analyze livestock grazing on Collins/Morgan Springs North Allotment; continuation of project initiated in 2008.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30969
Location: UNIT - Almanor Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tehama. LEGAL - T29N, R4E, secs. 2, 3, 10, 11, 14, 15, 22 & 23 and T30N, R4E, secs. 34 & 35, MDM. 21 miles NW of Chester, California, and south of Lassen Volcanic National Park.
Creeks II Forest Restoration Project
EIS
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 05/19/2008
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
05/2012 Shirley Frank
559-920-6358
safrank@fs.fed.us 
Description: Implementation of the Herger-Feinstein Quincy Library Group (QLG) Forest Recovery Act and will entail the development of Defensible Fuel Profile Zones (DFPZs), Group Selection Harvests and Area Thinning for enhancement of habitat for Seral Species
Location: UNIT - Almanor Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T26N, R5E, Sections 1-4, 10-15, 23-26, 35, 36; T26N, R6E, Sections 1-12, 17-22, 29-31; T27N, R5E, Sections 13-15, 20-29, 32-36; T27N, R6E, Sections 2, 3, 9-11, 14-21, 26-35; MDM. This project is located approximatley 12 miles Southwest of Chester, CA, within Plumas County, within the Butt Creek and Soda Ridge Management Areas.
Cub Fire Danger Tree Removal
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:04/2011  06/2011 Tammy Alexander
530-258-2141
talexander@fs.fed.us 
Description: Remove Danger Trees from along State Hwy 32 and Forest Service roads in the Cub Fire Complex area using a Timber Sale.
Location: UNIT - Almanor Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tehama. LEGAL - T26N,R4E,S1,2,12; T26N,R5E,S5,6,7; T27N,R4E,S1,2,10,11,15,16,20-23,25-29,32-35; T27N,R5E,S4,5,8,9,17; T28N,R5E,S29,32,33; MDM. Hwy 32, Humbolt County Road, Forest Service Roads 28N12, 27N06, & 27N12.
Dry Hills Forest Restoration Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:06/2011  08/2011 Blair Halbrooks
530-258-5160
bhalbrooks@fs.fed.us 
Description: QLG-Vegetation Management projects to meet Forest Restoration objectives; fuel reduction & establishment of Defensible Fuel Profile Zones (DFPZs); and aspen, oak and meadow enhancement. This project also includes the Hampton Butte Underburn Project.
Location: UNIT - Almanor Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tehama. LEGAL - T30N, R3E, S 26,27,34-36; T 30N, R4E, S 31; T29N, R3E, S 1-4,9-15,22-23; T29N, R4E, S 6,7; MDM. Most of the project is located in the vicinity of Forest Road 31N17 (the 17 Road) and Dry Lake , North of Mineral , CA.
Front Country OHV Area Recreation Strategy
EA
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:04/2011  06/2011 Michelle Ahearn
530-258-5162
mahearn@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prepare a strategic plan for the Front Country OHV Area.
Location: UNIT - Almanor Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tehama. LEGAL - All or portions of T27N, R1E; T27N, R2E; T28N, R1E; and T28N, R2E of the Mt. Diablo Meridian. In general, the Front Country OHV Area is bounded on the north by Plum Creek Ridge Rd; on the east by Ponderosa Way; on the south by Ishi Wilderness; and, on the west by the Tehama State Wildlife Area.
High Lakes North-End Access
EA
- Recreation management
- Road management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Michelle Ahearn
530-258-5162
mahearn@fs.fed.us 
Description: Provide permanent public access at the north end of the High Lakes OHV Area. Evaluate trailheads and staging areas to support access near the Lott's "T" (road intersection).
Location: UNIT - Almanor Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte, Plumas. LEGAL - T25N, R5E, secs. 7, 8, 10, 17, 22 & 23; T25N, R4E, sec. 12. The High Lakes OHV Area is generally recognized as the area from Henry's Flat east and Chips Creek south to the Forest boundary.
Panther Springs and Humbug Summit Weather Station Installation
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:11/2010  01/2011 Matthew Cerney
530-258-5133
mcerney@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install two permanent remote automated weather stations (RAWS) for both the National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS) function and operation, and the LNF/ALRD weather indices for project activity level (PAL) & sale activity level (SAL) modeling.
Location: UNIT - Almanor Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas, Tehama. LEGAL - T. 28 N., R. 2 E., sec. 32 and T. 26 N., R. 5 E., sec. 14, MDM. One installation east of Ponderosa Way at the old Panther Springs Guard Station site; one installation approximately one mile NE of Humbug Summit.
Philbrook Knickpoint and Spill Channel Restoration
EA
- Watershed management
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 09/09/2010  10/2010 Kurt Sable
530-258-5176
ksable@fs.fed.us 
Description: Stabilize and restore Knickpoint and spill channel below Philbrook Reservoir. Reduce ongoing channel erosion and sedimentation resulting from reservoir operations.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=20123
Location: UNIT - Almanor Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte. LEGAL - T25N, R4E, Sec 12 & 13, MDM. Approximately 3,000 feet of spillchannel from Philbrook Dam to it's downstream confluence with Philbrook Creek.
Polk Springs Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:03/2011  01/2012 Jane Goodwin
530-258-2141
jmgoodwin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue Special Use Permit for water tank and associated transmission lines to private property at Polk Springs. Permit term will be 20 years. Cost recovery.
Location: UNIT - Almanor Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tehama. LEGAL - T. 26 N., R. 3 E., N half sec. 17. From Ditch Creek to private property at Polk Springs.
Sierra Institute Educational Tours
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/28/2010  05/2011 Jane Goodwin
530-258-2141
jmgoodwin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Series of informational tours in Lassen National Forest to educate the public. All activities will be accessed via public roads and trails. Issue Special Use Authorization for up to 10 years.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32728
Location: UNIT - Almanor Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte, Lassen, Plumas, Tehama. Forest roads and trails throughout Almanor Ranger District, primarily along Deer Creek, Mill Creek, Ishi Wilderness, Humbug Valley TBA annually by Sierra Institute.
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Lassen National Forest,   Eagle Lake 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
Cowbell Thinning Project
CE
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:03/2011  06/2011 Molly Simonson
530-257-4188
mollysimonson@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project consists of approximately 700 acres of thinning, fuels reduction, and pine enhancement.
Location: UNIT - Eagle Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen. LEGAL - T32N R9E Sec 16, 21, 22, 27, 28. Logan Mountain Area.
Eagle Lake Boat Ramp
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/06/2009 
Expected:12/2010
 
06/2011 Julia Everta
530-257-4188
jeverta@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction of a new boat ramp that can be used during periods of low water.
Location: UNIT - Eagle Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen. LEGAL - T31N, R11E, section 13. The new boat ramp will be constructed outside the jetty,west of the existing boat ramp. Eagle Lake Recreation Area.
Eagle Nest Recreation Residence's Water System
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/27/2010  11/2010 Julia Everta
530-257-4188
jeverta@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renew existing permit for Eagle Nest Recreation Residence Tract water system
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=24237
Location: UNIT - Eagle Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen. LEGAL - T31N, R11E, Section 4. Eagle Nest Recreation Residence Tract along the SE shore of Eagle Lake.
Ebey Eastside Pine Restoration Project (Ebey Project)
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/23/2010
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 11/2010 
Expected:02/2011
 
07/2011 Terre PearsonRamirez
(530) 257-4188
tramirez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Implementation of the Herger-Feinstein Quincy Library Group Forest Recovery Act, as amended by the Sierra Nevada Forest Plan Amendment FSEIS ROD.
Location: UNIT - Eagle Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen. LEGAL - T32N, T33N, R6E, R7E. Eagle Lake Ranger District.
Poison Lake Black Stain Root Disease Study
CE
- Research  Completed  Actual: 09/17/2010  09/2010 William Woodruff
530-252-6680
wwoodruff@fs.fed.us 
Description: To complete a study begain in 1997 researchers propose to expose the major roots in 20-50 selected pine trees for examination. The selected trees would be pushed over with a Forest Service excavator in an approximately six acre project area.
Location: UNIT - Eagle Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen. LEGAL - NW of the NW of Section 4 T32N R7E; S of Section 5 T32N R7E; and SE of the SE and NW of the NW of Section 33 T33N R7E. Study plots are in the area West and Northwest of Poison Lake.
Spaulding Transfer Station
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:01/2011  01/2011 Julia Everta
707-441-3564
jeverta@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue special use authorization for Spalding transfer station.
Location: UNIT - Eagle Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen. LEGAL - T32N, R11E, Section 27. South of Spalding, CA, one half mile west of Eagle Lake.
Willard Creek Dispersed Recreation
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/27/2009 
Expected:12/2010
 
12/2010 Julia Everta
530-257-4188
jeverta@fs.fed.us 
Description: Define recreational pullouts for public day use parking and overnight camping along Forest road 29N03.
Location: UNIT - Eagle Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen. LEGAL - T29N, R10E. Eagle Lake Ranger District, Roxie Peconum Campground Area.
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Lassen National Forest,   Hat Creek Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R5 - Pacific Southwest Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bear Valley Allotment
EA
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 09/29/2010  05/2011 Moise Suarez
530-252-5865
msuarez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analyze livestock grazing on the Bear Valley Allotment
Location: UNIT - Hat Creek Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen. LEGAL - T34N/T35N, R7E/R8E, MDM. Black's Ridge and Bear Valley areas.
Coyote Springs Allotment
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/25/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
05/2011 Kirsten Pasero
530-252-5854
kpasero@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analyze livestock grazing on the Coyote Springs Allotment.
Location: UNIT - Hat Creek Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Shasta. LEGAL - T33N, R5E; T32N, R5E. Above Hat Creek Rim.
Eastside Pine Underburn Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/22/2010
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 12/2010 
Expected:02/2011
 
03/2011 Deborah Mayer
530-336-5521 ext. 366
dmayer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Use of prescribed fire in the eastside pine ecosystem to control natural fuel buildups and reduce the potential for severe wildfires.
Location: UNIT - Hat Creek Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen, Shasta. LEGAL - Townships 32-35 North, Ranges 4-7 East. Eastside pine areas from the Hat Creek Rim east to the District boundary and Little Valley.
Goose Reforestation and Habitat Recovery
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 09/07/2010  09/2010 Benjamin DeBlois
530-336-5521
bdeblois@fs.fed.us 
Description: The overall purpose of this project is to hasten the recovery of lost and/or degraded habitat for northern spotted owls by re-establishing habitat connectivity and viability.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31883
Location: UNIT - Hat Creek Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Shasta. LEGAL - T36N, R2E, Sects. 9 and 10, MDM. Northwest of the town of Burney, CA and east of Lake Britton.
Potato Buttes OHV Area Management Plan
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/15/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2011 
Expected:06/2012
 
06/2013 Tinelle Bustam
530-336-3381
tbustam@fs.fed.us 
Description: Planning for development of OHV area at Potato Buttes. Phase I: gather information for environmental assessment. Phase II: indentify management issues & needs.
Location: UNIT - Hat Creek Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Shasta. LEGAL - T32N, R5E, Sec. 16, MDM. Potato Butte and Little Potato Butte.
Rim Reforestation Project
CE
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/22/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
11/2010 Mary Price
530-336-5521 ext. 399
mpprice@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of the proposed project is to help restore a functioning and productive forest ecosystem by re-establishing natural conifer cover on severely-burned areas. The project is located on the Hat Creek Rim near Old Station California.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32756
Location: UNIT - Hat Creek Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Shasta. LEGAL - T34N, R6E, and Section 19, 20, 29 and 30 of the Mount Diablo Meridian. State Highway 44 near Old Station, CA.
Volcano Reforestation EA
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Alissa Tanner
530-836-7176
altanner@fs.fed.us 
Description: Treat approximately 350 acres of Sugarloaf fire on Sugarloaf Mountain by removing fire-killed and fire-injured trees and re-planting.
Location: UNIT - Hat Creek Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Shasta. LEGAL - T33N, R4E, Sects. 16 & 28, MDM. Sugarloaf Mountain.
Whittington Forest Health Restoration and Fuel Reduction Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:05/2011  06/2012 Mary Price
530-336-5521 ext 399
mpprice@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reduce potential wildfire intensity, modify fire behavior by constructing DFPZs, improve forest health and diversity by creating multistoried, all-aged, species diverse landscape. Treatments could include thinning, group selection, fuel reduction.
Location: UNIT - Hat Creek Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Shasta. LEGAL - T34N, R3E, Sect. 19-35; T33N, R3E, Sect 2-4. Whittington Butte, Burney Springs, Burney Mtn.
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This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.