Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2011 to 03/31/2011
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, R5 - Pacific Southwest Region All Units, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
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
- 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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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. This 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
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 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Jennifer Hensel
530-258-5177
jhensel@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.
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 01/2011 
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 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/08/2010
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 04/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
08/2011 Blair Halbrooks
530-258-5160
bhalbrooks@fs.fed.us 
Description: HFQLG-Vegetation Management projects to meet forest restoration objectives; fuel reduction & establishment of DFPZs; maintain and improve habitat opportunities for wildlife; protect and improve riparian areas; and aspen enhancement.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=27364
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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2011 
Expected:09/2012  10/2012 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
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:04/2011  04/2011 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.
Polk Springs Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:06/2011  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.
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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
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:08/2011  08/2011 Molly Simonson
530-257-4188
mollysimonson@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project consists of approximately 770 acres of thinning.
Location: UNIT - Eagle Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen. LEGAL - T32N R9E Sec 16, 21, 22, 27, 28. Logan Mountain area.
Eagle Lake Recreation Area Campground Permit Renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:01/2011  01/2011 Julia Everta
530-257-4188
jeverta@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of existing special use permit to the current permitee for a 5-year term
Location: UNIT - Eagle Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen. LEGAL - T31N, R11E, sections 7 and 18; T31N, R10E, sections 10, 13, and 14. Eagle Lake Aecreation Area.
Eagle Lake Recreation Area Marina Permit Renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:01/2011  01/2011 Julia Everta
530-257-4188
jeverta@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of existing special use permit to the current permitee for a 5-year term.
Location: UNIT - Eagle Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen. LEGAL - T31N, R11E, section 7. Eagle Lake Recreation Area.
Ebey Eastside Pine Restoration Project (Ebey Project)
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 12/15/2010 
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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=14422
Location: UNIT - Eagle Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen. LEGAL - T32N, T33N, R6E, R7E. Eagle Lake Ranger District.
Gallatin Marina Low Water Boat Ramp (name change from Eagle Lake Boat Ramp)
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 12/21/2010  02/2011 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 7. The new boat ramp will be constructed outside the jetty,west of the existing boat ramp at the Gallatin Marina. Eagle Lake Recreation Area.
Harvey Valley Grazing Allotment
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:09/2011  05/2012 Kirsten Pasero
530-257-4188
kpasero@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analyze livestock grazing on the Harvey Valley Allotment
Location: UNIT - Eagle Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen. LEGAL - T33N, R8E; approximately 25 miles NW of Susanville, CA. Harvey Valley.
Spaulding Transfer Station
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:05/2011  05/2011 Julia Everta
530-257-4188
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:05/2011
 
05/2011 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
Coyote Springs Allotment
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/25/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
05/2011 Kirsten Pasero
530-252-5854
kpasero@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analysis for 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.
Dixie Valley Grazing Allotment
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2011 
Expected:09/2011  05/2012 Moise Suarez
530-257-4188
msuarez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analyze livestock grazing on the Dixie Valley Allotment
Location: UNIT - Hat Creek Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen. LEGAL - T34N, R8E; approximately 30 miles NW of Susanville, CA. Dixie Valley.
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 01/2011 
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.
Falls special use permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2011 
Expected:04/2011  05/2011 Tinelle Bustam
530-336-3381
tbustam@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special use permit application for drift fence and cattle guard.
Location: UNIT - Hat Creek Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Shasta. LEGAL - T38N, R5E, Section 24. West of Day Road, South of Clark Reservoir.
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 near the community of Old Station, California.
Rim Reforestation Project
CE
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/22/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
02/2011 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.
Whittington Forest Health Restoration and Fuel Reduction Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2011 
Expected:07/2011  09/2011 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 (species composition and density) by creating multistoried, all-aged, species diverse landscape.
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.