Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2013 to 03/31/2013
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, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
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
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
Iroman Dual Sport Motorcycle Event
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 08/02/2012  10/2012 Lisa Sedlacek
530-836-7126
lsedlacek@fs.fed.us 
Description: Application to conduct two-three day dual sport (street-legal) motorcycle "touring" events for apporximately 30 particiapnts. The tours would use existing Forest Service System roads,County roads and State Highways.
Location: UNIT - Almanor Ranger District, Plumas National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte, Lassen, Plumas, Tehama. System roads on the Plumas and Lassen National Forests. This proposal also include County roads and California State Highways.
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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
Adventure Outings Outfitting and Guiding Special Use Permit
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 12/10/2012  01/2013 Jane Goodwin
530-258-2141
jmgoodwin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a 10 year Special Use Permit for outfitting and guiding to conduct educational tours in the Lassen National Forest using existing roads and trails. Itinerary is submitted annually.
Location: UNIT - Almanor Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte, Lassen, Plumas, Tehama. Forest roads and trails to be determined annually by Adventure Outings.
Brokenshire
EA
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/29/2012
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 03/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
06/2013 Jennifer Hensel
530-258-2141
jhensel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Implement fuels reduction surrounding a recreation residence tract and an organization camp; riparian and soil resource protection; recreation site improvement and expansion; decommission unauthorized OHV trails identified under Travel Management;
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=30973
Location: UNIT - Almanor Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tehama. LEGAL - T29N, R4E, sec. 23, 27 & 34 MDM. Brokenshire is located along an approximately 1/2 mile strip of State Highway 172 in Tehama County, south of State Highway 36 near Childs Meadows.
Feather River Allotment
EA
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:09/2013  06/2014 Bernice McProud
530 258-5129
bmcproud@fs.fed.us 
Description: Grazing management.
Location: UNIT - Almanor Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - sec. 1-4, 9-15, 22-24 T29N R5E; sec. 4-9, 16-22, 27-30 T29N R6E, MDM. Northwest of Chester, Plumas County, California and south of Lassen Volcanic National Park.
Gillam Water Transmission Special Use Authorization
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2013 
Expected:05/2013  07/2013 Jane Goodwin
530-258-2141
jmgoodwin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue expired special use permit for a water transmission line for domestic use to a residence located on private property. Permit term will be 20 years. Point of diversion is located on private property.
Location: UNIT - Almanor Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T. 27 N., R. 7 E., SE 1/2 sec. 31. Point of diversion of Miller Creek adjacent to County Road 307 near Humbug Valley.
Morgan Danger Tree Project
CE
- Road management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2013 
Expected:08/2013  09/2013 Blair Halbrooks
530-258-5160
bhalbrooks@fs.fed.us 
Description: Live or dead danger trees that pose a threat of falling or rolling into the roadway are hazards to those who travel Forest System roads & highways. ALRD proposes to fell & remove or fell & leave in place danger trees, primarily along ML3 & ML4 roads.
Location: UNIT - Almanor Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tehama. LEGAL - sec. 12 T28N R3E; sec 3-5, 8 T28N R4E; sec. 20, 21, 27-29, 31-34 T29N R4E, MDM. Morgan Summit rest area, snowmobile, automobile, and cross country ski routes south of Hwy 36 to Hole-in-the-Ground campground and Mill Creek Trailhead.
Poker Chip Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/18/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
07/2013 Blair Halbrooks
530-258-2141
bhalbrooks@fs.fed.us 
Description: This is a proposal to salvage harvest fire-killed and fire-injured trees, remove danger trees, and promote the re-establishment of fire-resistant, shade-intolerant conifer species through reforesation within the Chips Fire perimeter in the Lassen NF.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40912
Location: UNIT - Almanor Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T. 25 N., R 6 E. sec. 2-5, 9-11; T. 26 N., R. 6 E. sec. 3, 4, 8-10, 17-23, 25-27, 29, 30, 33-36; T. 26 N., R 7 E. sec. 4, 5, 7-9, 18, 19, 30, 31; T. 27 N., R. 7 E. sec. 14, 22-25; T. 27 N., R. 8 E. se. South of the Lake Almanor basin within the Chips Fire perimeter.
Rattlesnake Camp CE
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2013 
Expected:06/2013  06/2013 Michelle Ahearn
530-258-5162
mahearn@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed Rattlesnake Camp project would perform maintainance on an historic dispersed camping site, protect hydrologic and aquatic resources by hardening portions of the motorized access trail to improve drainage and designate the trail.
Location: UNIT - Almanor Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tehama. LEGAL - T. 27 N., R. 4 E., sec. 22. East of California Highway 32, north of Colby Mountain.
Zehn Danger Tree Project
CE
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/12/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
06/2013 Blair Halbrooks
530-258-2141
bhalbrooks@fs.fed.us 
Description: Live or dead danger trees that pose a threat of falling or rolling into the roadway are hazards to those who travel Forest System roads & highways. ALRD proposes to fell & remove or fell & leave in place danger trees, primarily along ML3 & ML4 roads.
Location: UNIT - Almanor Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen, Plumas. LEGAL - sec 2,3,10,11 T29N R73; sec 1,2,12,24-26,34,35 T30N R7E; sec 23,26,35 T31 N R7E; sec 3-8, 18,19 T30N R8E; sec 31 T31N R8E, MDM. Along Forest Highway 32N10 (the 10 road) north to Silver Lake Basin; east to County Road A-21.
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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
Blacks CT1 Thin
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Research and Development 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:04/2013  09/2013 Terre PearsonRamirez
530-257-4188
tramirez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Treatment of approximately 405 acres within Blacks Mountain Experimental Forest. Treatments include: thinning, group selection, reforestation, prescribed fire and fencing.
Location: UNIT - Eagle Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen. LEGAL - T33N, R7E, Sections 14 & 15. Blacks Mountain Experimental Forest.
Dragon Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/07/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
06/2014 Amy Harrison-Smith
530-257-4188
aharrisonsmith@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will have fuels reduction and forest restoration objectives. Activities include meadow and aspen enhancement, variable density thinning, prescribed burning, watershed improvements and management of the transportation system.
Location: UNIT - Eagle Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen. LEGAL - T32N, R8E, Sections 5-8, 17, 18 and T 33N, R8E, Sections 3-5, 8, 9, 34, MDB&M. Eagle Lake Ranger District, Harvey Management Area.
Harvey Valley Grazing Allotment
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/21/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
05/2013 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.
Rust Resistant Sugar Pine Mainenance
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2013 
Expected:05/2013  08/2013 Susan Wilcox
530-257-4188, ext. 886
swilcox@fs.fed.us 
Description: Thin areas around proven rust resistant sugar pine (RRSP) trees to increase sustainability by reducing direct vegetative competition, wildfire risk, over-wintering habitat for cone boring insects, and squirrel access to crowns.
Location: UNIT - Eagle Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen. LEGAL - T29N, R10E, sections 4, 27, 33, and 34; T30N, R9E, sections 24, 33, and 34; T31N, R9E, sections 8, 10, 16, and 17; T32N, R9E, section 2; T32N, R10E, sections 9, 10, 15, 21, 28, 32, and 33, MDB&M. Areas of treatment proposed with the Rust Resistant Sugar Pine Project are located throughout the Eagle Lake Ranger District.
Susan River Irrigation Infrastructure Improvement Project
CE
- Watershed management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:02/2013  03/2013 Terre PearsonRamirez
530-257-4188
tramirez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Repairing parshall flumes at the inlet and outlet of McCoy Reservoir and the outlet of Hog Flat
Location: UNIT - Eagle Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen. LEGAL - T30N, R9E, Sections 9-11,14-16,23-26 and T30N, R10E, Sections 19-20, 29-30. McCoy Flat & Hog Flat Reseviors.
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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
Badger Forest Restoration Project
EA
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2013 
Expected:05/2015  08/2015 Alissa Tanner
530-336-5521
altanner@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose is to begin restoration and maintain healthy, resistant & resilient landscapes, rich in biodiversity, with greater capability to adapt and thrive in the face of natural disturbances and large scale threats to sustainability.
Location: UNIT - Hat Creek Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Shasta. LEGAL - T31, 32, & 33N, R4, & 5. North of Lassen Volcanic National Park, South of CA-89, East of CA-89, & West of the Hat Creek Rim.
Dixie Valley Grazing Allotment
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/05/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
05/2013 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 01/2013 
Expected:02/2013
 
04/2013 Deborah Mayer
530-336-5521 ext. 366
dmayer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Use of prescribed fire in an 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.
Potato Buttes OHV Area Management Plan
EA
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Chris Obrien
530-252-6698
cjobrien@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.
Reading Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2012 
Expected:05/2013  06/2013 Mary Price
530-336-5521 ext. 382
mpprice@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of this project is to capture the remaining forest product economic value and benefit, provide for safety through danger tree removal, and reforest suitable portions of the landscape deforested by the Reading Fire.
Location: UNIT - Hat Creek Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Shasta. LEGAL - T31N, R4E, S 1, 2, 12, 13; T31N, R5E, S 1-12; T32N, R5E, S 25-28 and 33-36. West Prospect and Badger Mountains.
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