Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2013 to 12/31/2013
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 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 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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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
Lassen NF ML3 Roads Evaluation
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Notice of Initiation 02/2014 
Expected:10/2014  10/2014 Chris Obrien
530-252-6698
cjobrien@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest-wide evaluation of maintance level changes and mixed use on ML3 roads.
Location: UNIT - Lassen National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte, Lassen, Plumas, Shasta, Tehama. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Various ML3 roads throughout Lassen NF.
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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
Brokenshire
EA
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Facility management 
Completed  Actual: 09/27/2013  10/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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  In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 05/29/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 01/2014 
Expected:05/2014
 
06/2014 Bernice McProud
530 258-5129
bmcproud@fs.fed.us 
Description: Grazing management.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38566
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
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/17/2013 
Expected:11/2013
 
12/2013 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 10/2013 
Expected:03/2014  06/2014 Blair Halbrooks
530-258-5160
bhalbrooks@fs.fed.us 
Description: ALRD proposes to fell & remove or fell & leave in place danger trees, primarly 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
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 09/11/2013
07/10/2013 
09/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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
EA
- Recreation management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Notice of Initiation 11/2013 
Expected:06/2014  07/2014 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 10/2013 
Expected:12/2013
 
06/2014 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
Dragon Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 08/27/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 11/2015 
Expected:03/2014
 
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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39597
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.
Fiber Optic Cable Installation - Walking Stick Lane
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 08/02/2013  09/2013 Nancy Barrera
530-258-5107
nbarrera@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposal is to bury a fiber optic cable along the shoulder of the existing access road (known locally as Walking Stick Lane) to the cell site authorized under special use permit to Edge Cellular.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42271
Location: UNIT - Eagle Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen. LEGAL - Section 1, T28N, R12E; MDM. Elysian Valley. Walking Stick Lane.
Hamilton Mountain Communication Site Tower and Vault
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2013 
Expected:12/2013  03/2014 Nancy Barrera
530-258-5107
nbarrera@fs.fed.us 
Description: Lassen County in partnership with Caltrans proposes to construct a new 40ft. tower on a 12 ft. by 12 ft. foundation and a 10 ft. by 12 ft. equipment vault within the confines of the existing communication site on Hamilton Mt.
Location: UNIT - Eagle Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen. LEGAL - T28N, R10E, section 3. Hamilton Mt.
Homer/Coyote Grazing Allotment
EA
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Notice of Initiation 11/2013 
Expected:06/2014  06/2014 Kirsten Pasero
530-257-4188
kpasero@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analyze grazing within the Homer/Coyote allotment.
Location: UNIT - Eagle Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen. LEGAL - T28N, R10E and T27N, R9E. .
Keddie Ridge Communication Site Generator Installation
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 08/02/2013  09/2013 Nancy Barrera
530-258-5107
nbarrera@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation of an emergency backup propane 50kw generator on a new 4 ft.by 10 ft. concrete pad and a 500 gallon propane tank on a new 5ft.by 12 ft. concrete pad.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42411
Location: UNIT - Eagle Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen. LEGAL - T27N, R9E, section 6. Keddie Ridge.
Pine Creek Watershed Restoration Projects
EA
- Watershed management  Developing Proposal
Est. Notice of Initiation 11/2013 
Expected:05/2014  08/2014 Bobette Jones
530-257-4188
bobettejones@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restore hydrologic connectivity/function to improve water quality/ quantity, timing and duration of flows, and stream and riparian condition. Focusing on impediments to flow:incompletly decommissioned roads, railroad grades, and earth-fill structures
Location: UNIT - Eagle Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Middle and Upper Pine Creek sub-watersheds.
Rust Resistant Sugar Pine Mainenance
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2013 
Expected:01/2014  04/2014 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 03/2014 
Expected:08/2014  09/2014 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 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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.
Big Lake Riparian and Wildlife Habitat Restoration Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2013 
Expected:04/2014  08/2014 James Simmons
530-336-3316
jmsimmons@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose is to 1) Improve riparian habitat for MIS and sensitive wildlife and plant species; 2)Reduce stand density to ensure forest health and vigor while maintaining wildlife habitat; 3)Maintain forest health and vigor within plantations.
Location: UNIT - Hat Creek Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Shasta. LEGAL - T32N R3E Sec 10-11, 14-15, 22-23, 25, and 26. The project is located four air miles east of North Battle Creek Reservoir. Treatment units are located around both Big Lake and Red Lake.
Dixie Valley Grazing Allotment
EA
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 08/16/2013  09/2013 Moise Suarez
530-257-4188
msuarez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analyze livestock grazing on the Dixie Valley Allotment
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34382
Location: UNIT - Hat Creek Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen. LEGAL - T34N, R8E; approximately 30 miles NW of Susanville, CA. Dixie Valley.
Hat Creek Public Safety and Forest Health Project
CE
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Facility management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Greg Mayer
530-336-5521
gmayer@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project ensures public safety and improves forest health at recreational facilities and admin. sites on the Hat Creek Ranger District, by removing dead, dying, and structurally damaged, bark beetle infested or diseased trees.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41632
Location: UNIT - Hat Creek Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Shasta. LEGAL - T34N, R4E, Sec 15, 16, 27; T33N, R5E, Sec. 8, 9, 16, 27, 28, 32 and 33; T32N, R5E, Section 5; T32N, R4E, Sec. 12, 13, 29; T31N, R3E, Sec. 1 of Mount Diablo Meridian. Hat Creek Work Center, Old Station Visitor Center and Work Center, Honn, Rocky, Cave, Hat Creek, Big Pine, and Bridge Campgrounds, Panoramic Point, Bridge and Old Station Day Use Areas, Subway Cave.
Reading Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 07/10/2013  08/2013 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40821
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.
Rock Creek Crossing Access Route Project
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Tristan Leong
530-226-2308
tleong@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project consists of seismic modifications to the Pit 3 Tunnel Rock Creek Crossing structure. Five support frames and their footings will be retrofitted so that the structure can withstand earthquakes without significant structure damage.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42439
Location: UNIT - Hat Creek Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Shasta. LEGAL - T36N, R2E, Section 1. Pit River Canyon Road (37N60Y), Rock Creek Crossing Road (37N60YA), Rock Creek Crossing.
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This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.