Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2011 to 06/30/2011
Los Padres National Forest

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.
Report Contents (click to jump to a section) :
Projects Occurring Nationwide
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Los Padres National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Los Padres National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Los Padres National Forest,  Monterey Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Los Padres National Forest,  Mt. Pinos Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Los Padres National Forest,  Ojai Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Los Padres National Forest,  Santa Barbara Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Los Padres National Forest,  Santa Lucia 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

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/19/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 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.
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/25/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
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 05/2011 
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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R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Southern California National Forests Land Management Plan Amendment
EIS

           *NEW LISTING*
- Land management planning  Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 05/2011 
Expected:01/2013  01/2013 Robert Hawkins
707-562-8699
rhawkins@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Angeles, Cleveland, Los Padres, and San Bernardino national forests propose to amend their land management plans with new guidance for roadless area management and land management plan monitoring.
Location: UNIT - Cleveland National Forest All Units, Los Padres National Forest All Units, San Bernardino National Forest All Units, Angeles National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern, Los Angeles, Monterey, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura. Angeles, Cleveland, Los Padres, and San Bernardino national forests.
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Los Padres 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
Los Padres Tamarisk Removal
EIS
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 04/2011 
Expected:04/2012  06/2012 Lloyd Simpson
805-646-4348 ex. 316
lsimpson@fs.fed.us 
Description: An effort to remove tamarisk from all watersheds where it occurs in the Los Padres National Forest
Location: UNIT - Los Padres National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura. Piru Creek, Sespe Creek, Lockwood Creek, Santa Ynez River, Sisquoc River, Arroyo Seco River Watersheds along stream channels.
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Los Padres 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
PGE Master Distribution Easement
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:08/2011  08/2011 Vicki Collins
805-961-5718
vcollins@fs.fed.us 
Description: Pacific Gas & Electric application to consolidate and renew 8 existing authorizations for existing distribution facilities for a 50-yr term. All lines are 12 kv and have a total length of 8.2 miles occupying 35 acres.
Location: UNIT - Santa Lucia Ranger District, Santa Barbara Ranger District, Mt. Pinos Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara. LEGAL - Multiple locations in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties. Tepusquet Pk, Cuyama Valley, Santa Barbara Cyn, Tequepis Cynn, Santa Ynez Pk, Raterlee-Cerro Alto, W Cuesta Pk, Rincanada Mine.
PGE Master Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:08/2011  08/2011 Vicki Collins
805-961-5718
vcollins@fs.fed.us 
Description: Pacific Gas & Electric application to renew and consolidate 8 existing use authorizations for existing distribution facilities that generally serve a single facility into a single master permit for a 30-yr term. 12 kv lines cover 20 miles/40 acres.
Location: UNIT - Santa Lucia Ranger District, Santa Barbara Ranger District, Mt. Pinos Ranger District, Monterey Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara. LEGAL - Multiple locations in Monterey, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties. West Camino Cielo, Figueroa Mtn, Olive Cyn, Plowshare Pk, Salmon Cr, Lakes of Monterey Co, Vaqueros Pk, E&W Cuesta, Black Mtn, Lopez, Avenales, LaPanza.
Pine Mountain Recreation Area Forest Health Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Gregory Thompson
661-245-3731
gsthompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improve and maintain stand health conditions on 300 acresby reducing stocking and tree densities. Reduce dwarf mistletoe infection by pruning and thinning outside of campground areas. Activities may include chainsaw work, chipping and rx fire.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/lospadres
Location: UNIT - Ojai Ranger District, Mt. Pinos Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Ventura. LEGAL - T 6 N., R 23 W., Sections 3,4,5. Approximately 6 miles East of Highway 33 along Pine Mountain Ridge Road.
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Los Padres National Forest,   Monterey 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
Abbott Lakes Restoration
CE
- Watershed management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/01/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
12/2011 Peter Harris
831-385-5434 x228
peterharris@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-fill lower lake to provide year-round available water for use in emergency wildfire situations
Location: UNIT - Monterey Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Monterey. LEGAL - T19S, R4E, Section 36, SE 1/4. Los Padres National Forest System lands, Monterey Ranger District, Monterey County, California.
Kirk Creek Campground Rehabilitation Project
EA
- Recreation management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Barry Peckham
(831) 385-5434 x280
bpeckham@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to bring facilities up to health and safety standards and accommodate expected visitor use.
Location: UNIT - Monterey Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Monterey. LEGAL - T.22S, R.4E, S.26, SE 1/4. Highway 1, Big Sur Coast. Monterey County.
Kirk Creek Campground replacement of toilets
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:08/2011  03/2012 Thomas Murphey
831-385-5434 x280
tmurphey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace two existing bathroom buildings with two new buildings containing new vault toilets
Location: UNIT - Monterey Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Monterey. LEGAL - T.22S, R.4E, Section 26, SE 1/4. Los Padres National Forest System lands, Monterey Ranger District, along Highway 1 Big Sur coast.
PG&E powerline to Anderson Peak Communication Site
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:06/2011  08/2011 Donna Toth
805-925-9538 x:227
dtoth@fs.fed.us 
Description: PG&E requested to convert an existing aerial distribution line providing power to Anderson Peak Communication Site into a buried line using an existing utility trench.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34008
Location: UNIT - Monterey Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Monterey. LEGAL - Section 21 & 28, T20S, R3E, MDM. Anderson Peak Communication Site.
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Los Padres National Forest,   Mt. Pinos 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
AT&T telephone line extension on Mil Potrero Highway
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011  07/2011 Veronica Garza
805-967-3481
vgarza@fs.fed.us 
Description: AT&T request for new special use permit to install approximately 1.6 mile of buried telephone line along Mil Potrero Highway starting near Mil Potrero Campground and ending at Pine Mountain Learning Center.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Pinos Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - Sections 14, 15, 23, T9N, R22W, SBM. Mil Potrero Highway and Cerro Noroeste Road west of Pine Mountain Club.
DWR Gauge and Road Maintenance
EA
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:11/2011  11/2011 Veronica Garza
805-967-3481
vgarza@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a Special Use Permit to the Department of Water Resources for use of a water flow gauge on Piru Creek and the maintenance of the Hardluck Road.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Pinos Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles, Ventura. LEGAL - Black Mountain Quad T 6N, R18E, section 30, T 7N, R 18W, sections 13, 24 SBBM. Hardluck road and Piru Creek, east of Hardluck Campground.
Day Fire Reforestation Phase II
CE
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:08/2011  09/2011 Gregory Thompson
661-245-3731
gsthompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Potential activities will be based upon areas affected by the 2006 Day Fire. Activity locations are projected to be small selected areas within the larger fire area. No work will be done within wilderness areas.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Pinos Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Ventura. LEGAL - T 7N R 19W sect.30, 31; T 7N R 20W sect 6, 23-26, 35, 36; T 7N R 21W sect 1, 15-17, 20-22, 28; T 8N, R 20 W sect 31. Burned areas within Grade Valley and on Alamo Mountain.
Frazier Mountain Vegetation Management
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/13/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
11/2011 Gregory Thompson
661-245-3731
gsthompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to manage the top of Frazier Mtn with an uneven-aged silvicultrual system for the health of the old growth Jeffrey pine/white fir forest; and establish and maintain a healthy Jeffrey pine/pinyon pine forest along Frazier Mtn Road corridor.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/lospadres
Location: UNIT - Mt. Pinos Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern, Ventura. LEGAL - T8N,R19W,Sec7&8;T8N,R20W,Sec9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,21,22,23,27&28;SBBM. Frazier Mountain approximately 1 & 1/2 miles south of Frazier Park.
Frazier Park PUD
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:08/2011  09/2011 Erik Van Walden
907-228-4128
evanwalden@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue special use authorization for community water storage and distribution system, to include access roads. No change in level or type of use is proposed.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Pinos Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - T 8N, R 19W, sections 6, 25, 26, 35 SBBM. Around the town of Frazier Park.
Fred Reyes Phone Line
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/15/2004 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 Veronica Garza
805-967-3481
vgarza@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of special use authorization for an existing phone line across National Forest System lands to private inholdings.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Pinos Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Santa Barbara. LEGAL - T 9N, R25W, section 27, SBBM Fox Mountain Quad. Parallels Santa Barbara Canyon Road (FSDR 9N11).
Mount Pinos Forest Health Project: McGill & Mt. Pinos Campgrounds & Organization Camps
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/01/2004
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
08/2012 Gregory Thompson
661-245-3731
gsthompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project combines the "McGill-Mt.Pinos Forest Health Project" and the previously listed "Organizational Camps Forest Health Project" into one planning area, over approx. 1,700 acres, to involve thinning, prescribed burning, fuel reduction.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/lospadres
Location: UNIT - Mt. Pinos Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern, Ventura. LEGAL - T8N R21W Sec 3,4,5,8,9 & T9N R21W Sec 23,24,25,26,27,33,34,35,36. Approximately 8 miles west of Frazier Park, CA, on parts of Mount Pinos, to include McGill and Mount Pinos Campgrounds and Organization Camps and adjacent areas.
Mt. Abel Communication Site
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/30/2004 
Expected:07/2011
 
07/2011 Veronica Garza
805-967-3481
vgarza@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of Communication Use Lease for existing communication site facilities. This project was cancelled and is now back in progress.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/lospadres
Location: UNIT - Mt. Pinos Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - T9N, R22W, Sec 26, SBBM. Mt. Able (Cerro Noroeste) Summit adjacent to Campo Alto Campground.
Ozena Campground Closure
CE
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:09/2011  09/2011 Loreigh Brannan
661-245-3731 Ext 229
lbrannan@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Ozena Campground developed recreation facility has been selected to be decommissioned and will be permanently closed.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Pinos Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Ventura. LEGAL - Township 7 North, Range 23 West, Section 21. Ozena Campground is located in Ozena Valley of the upper Cuyama River area, approximately 22 southwest of Frazier Park, CA, and 2 miles east of Highway 33.
Special Use Permit - Recreation Residence Lot 11
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/15/2004 
Expected:09/2011
 
10/2011 Loreigh Brannan
661-245-3731 Ext 229
lbrannan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Removal of a terminated recreation residence cabin and improvements.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Pinos Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Ventura. LEGAL - Township 8 North, Range 20 West, Section 9. Lot 11 within the Frazier Mountain recreation residence tract, approximately 3 miles southwest of Frazier Park, CA.
Steve Atwater Road
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/15/2004 
Expected:04/2011
 
04/2011 Veronica Garza
805-967-3481
vgarza@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special use authorization reissuance for an existing dirt road across National Forest System lands to private inholdings.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Pinos Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - T 9N, R21W, section 26, Cuddy Valley Quad SBBM. West end of Cuddy Valley near junction of Cuddy Valley Road, Steinhoff Road, and Mil Potrero Highway.
West Tecuya Trail Reroute
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:08/2011  09/2011 Loreigh Brannan
661-245-3731 Ext 229
lbrannan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reroute or reconstruct portion(s) of existing Forest Trail 20W17, known as West Tecuya Trail #114 off-highway vehicle route.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Pinos Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - T9N R20W Sec 19,20. Adjacent to existing Forest Trail 20W17 (West Tecuya Trail #114), approximately 5 miles west of Frazier Park, CA, in Kern County.
Zaca Fire Reforestation Project, Mt. Pinos RD
CE
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2012 
Expected:03/2012  04/2012 Gregory Thompson
661-245-3731
gsthompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Potential project activities are will be based upon areas affected by the 2007 Zaca Fire suppression. Activity locations are anticipated to be small, selected areas within the larger fire and suppression area.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Pinos Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Santa Barbara, Ventura. LEGAL - T12N-R31W,R30W. T11N-R31W,R30W,R29W. T10N-R31W,R30W,R29W. T9N-R31W,R30W,R27W,R26W. T8N-R30W,R29W,R26W,R25W,R24W. T7N-R30W,R29W,R28W,R27W,R26W,R25W,R24W,R23W. T6N-R23W,R24W,R25W,R26W,R27W,R28W. T. Project planning may include the Zaca Fire burned areas and areas affected by fire suppression, outside of designated wilderness.
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Los Padres National Forest,   Ojai 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
2011 Coyote Cohorts Trail Run
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/14/2010 
Expected:02/2011
 
03/2011 Diane Cross
805-646-4348 x320
dcross@fs.fed.us 
Description: A Special Use Applicationwas submitted to conduct a 100 mile trail run beginning on Friday, March 18 and ending on Sunday, March 20, 2011. The proposed route includes the existing trails and roads in the vicinity of Nordhoff Ridge.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34497
Location: UNIT - Ojai Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Ventura. LEGAL - T5N; R21W;R22W,23W; SBBM. Los Padres National Forest, Ojai Ranger District. The following trails/road will be utilized during the event: Cozy Dell, Pratt, Gridley, Horn Canyon, Sisar Canyon, Lion Canyon, Howard Creek Trails; Chief Peak Road.
Kennedy Ridge Trail Maintenance and Construction
CE
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Charles Robinson
805-646-4348 X319
cfrobinson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Maintain an existing dozer line to be used as a non-motorized recreation trail up to and along the top of Kennedy Ridge west of Ventura River. Some switchbacks will be constructed. Construct a short (0.4 mile) trail extension by hand.
Location: UNIT - Ojai Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Ventura. LEGAL - T4N, R23W,NW1/4 SECTION 4 (NON-FS), T5N,R23W,SW1/4 SECTION 33, S1/2 SECTION 32. Southerly approach on Ojai Vly Land Conserv property at Forest bndy in Section 4. Go north & west on Kennedy Ridge, then build new trail up to old Camino Cielo Rd.
Lower Piru Rangelands grazing permit
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/02/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
05/2011 Irvin Fernandez
805-646-4348
ifernandez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analysis of grazing on the Piru, Temescal, and Potholes allotments on the Ojai Ranger District. Includes 30 cow/calf pairs on the Piru/Potholes and 30 cow/calf pairs on the Temescal.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=2071
Location: UNIT - Ojai Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles, Ventura. LEGAL - T5N, R18W, SBBM. National Forest System land west and north of Lake Piru.
Matilija Trailhead Rehabilitation
CE
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Diane Cross
805-646-4348 x320
dcross@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improvement of drainage, plus information, interpretive, and restroom facilities. Possible paving.
Location: UNIT - Ojai Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Ventura. LEGAL - NE1/4, NE1/4, Section 22, T5N, R24W, SBBM. End of Matilija Road (county road) 5 miles west of Highway 33.
Renew an existing Special Use Permit (SUP) for a 6 inch gas-line for 'Aera Energy LLC'
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jonathan Schwartz
805-646-4348 Ext 311
jonathanschwartz@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project is a renewal of an existing SUP (maintenance of a 6 inch gas-line) for a new term, based only on administrative changes. There will be no changes to the authorized facilities or increases in scope or intensity of authorized activities.
Location: UNIT - Ojai Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Ventura. LEGAL - T.5N., 19W., S.B.B.&M., sections 28, 29, 31, 32, 33. This gas-line is located six (6) miles north of Fillmore, within the Sespe Oil Field.
Renewal of an existing Special Use Permit (SUP) for an oil pipeline, Seneca Resources
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jonathan Schwartz
805-646-4348 Ext 311
jonathanschwartz@fs.fed.us 
Description: The re-issuance of this SUP is based only on administrative changes. No new ground disturbance will take place as a result of this new term SUP.
Location: UNIT - Ojai Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Ventura. LEGAL - T.5N., 19W., S.B.B.&M., sections 32 S1/2NE1/4, 33 Lot 4. This oil pipeline is located 5.5 miles north of Fillmore in the Sespe Oil Field.
Special Use Request to Reauthorize Access Road
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Irvin Fernandez
805-646-4348
ifernandez@fs.fed.us 
Description: This 0.19 mile long, 60 ft. wide right of way provides road access to private property. Type conversion of this land to an access road occurred upon inception of this permit. It has been maintained as an access road since the permit issuance.
Location: UNIT - Ojai Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Ventura. LEGAL - It is located in E1/2, Sec. 4, T5N R22W SBBM of the Lion Canyon 7.5 minute topographic quadrangle. Near the Lower Rose Valley Lake and the Ojai Valley Gun Club.
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Los Padres National Forest,   Santa Barbara 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
Lower Oso Bridge Erosion Repair
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Road management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2011 
Expected:09/2011  11/2011 Lynn Kanno
805-961-5740
lkanno@fs.fed.us 
Description: An emergency repair is needed to the Lower Oso Bridge footings due to channel bottom erosion under the bridge and associated undermining of the eastern bridge abutment footing.
Location: UNIT - Santa Barbara Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Santa Barbara. LEGAL - T5N R27W Section 1. Santa Barbara Ranger District, Lower Oso Bridge.
Baron Ranch Trail Extension
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:10/2011  12/2011 Kerry Kellogg
805-967-3481
kkellogg@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed project would consist of an approximately 2.5 mile extension of the County’s recently opened Baron Ranch Trail to connect to West Camino Cielo, allowing eventual through access to California State Park’s Gaviota Peak trail system.
Location: UNIT - Santa Barbara Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Santa Barbara. LEGAL - T 5N R 31W Sections 16 and 21. Santa Barbara Ranger Distirct.
Cherry Creek Pond Habitat Enhancement Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/25/2009 
Expected:09/2011
 
10/2011 Valerie Hubbartt
805-967-3481
vhubbartt@fs.fed.us 
Description: Mechanically remove vegetation from a pond to improve breeding habitat for California red-legged frogs. This project was previously listed in the SOPA as the Ranger Peak Pond Restoration Project.
Location: UNIT - Santa Barbara Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Santa Barbara. LEGAL - NE 1/4, Sec 6, T7N, R29W, SBBM. Cherry Creek Pond, Corrales Canyon, Santa Barbara County, California.
City of Santa Barbara Use Permit for Forest road 5N18
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2011 
Expected:09/2011  09/2011 Veronica Garza
575-758-6286
vgarza@fs.fed.us 
Description: Amend existing road special use permit SBD100903 to the City of Santa Barbara (authorizes use of road 5N25) to authorize ongoing use of road 5N18 for ingress and egress to Gibraltar Dam and other City facilities for water diversion.
Location: UNIT - Santa Barbara Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Santa Barbara. LEGAL - Forest Road 5N18 in Sections 4, 9 and 10, Township 5 North, Range 27 West, San Bernardino Base and Meridian. Paradise Road, Santa Barbara Ranger District, Red Rock Trailhead parking lot to City property at Gibraltar Dam.
Happy Canyon Grazing Allotment
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/31/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
09/2011 Valerie Hubbartt
805-967-3481 ext. 254
vhubbartt@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Los Padres National Forest (Forest), Santa Barbara Ranger District, proposes to authorize livestock use on the Happy Canyon Grazing Allotment for a new 10 year Term. This re-inititiates the prior Happy Canyon Allotment Reauthorization EA.
Location: UNIT - Santa Barbara Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Santa Barbara. LEGAL - Sections 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, and 18, Township 7 North, Range 29 West, San Bernardino Base & Meridian, Santa Barbara County, California. The allotment project area is located on the Santa Barbara Ranger District of the Los Padres National Forest in Santa Barbara County, California.
Los Prietos U.S. Forest Service Trailer Park Sewer Line Replacement Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Facility management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2011 
Expected:09/2011  11/2011 Lynn Kanno
805-961-5740
lkanno@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to replace the existing sewer pipes in the employee housing trailer park. The area of potential impacts is being mapped and a complete project description is being developed.
Location: UNIT - Santa Barbara Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Santa Barbara. LEGAL - T5N R28W Section 3, UTM NAD 27 11N 0243738mE 3825795mN. Santa Barbara Ranger District.
Paradise Road Storm Damage Repairs
EA
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:11/2011  12/2011 Veronica Garza
805-967-3481 ext. 213
vgarza@fs.fed.us 
Description: Repair or relocation of a portion of Paradise Road adjacent to Fremont Recreation Residence Tract to repair subsidence of the roadbed due to undercutting from the Santa Ynez River.
Location: UNIT - Santa Barbara Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Santa Barbara. LEGAL - Section 4, T5N, R28W, SBB&M. Paradise Road, approximately 3 miles northeast of the junction with State Route 154.
Peace is Present Foundation Access Road Reauthorization
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Veronica Garza
575-758-6286
vgarza@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reauthorize use of existing access road to Windermere Ranch property by new property owner for a 20 year term. Road was authorizied to Institute for Individual and World Peace for a 10 year term in 1997. Permit is in good standing.
Location: UNIT - Santa Barbara Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Santa Barbara. LEGAL - E1/2 SW1/4 Section 20, Township 5 North, Range 28 West, SBB&M. Access road connects Windermere Ranch to West Camino Cielo on NFS lands in Santa Barbara County, CA.
State Highway 154 Emergency Repair
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/10/2005 
Expected:05/2011
 
09/2011 Veronica Garza
575-758-6286
vgarza@fs.fed.us 
Description: In Jan 2005 Caltrans closed SH154 due to extensive storm damage. Some of the damaged area crosses NFS lands included in a special use permit. Emergency repairs extended slightly beyond the existing right of way, requiring a permit amendment.
Location: UNIT - Santa Barbara Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Santa Barbara. LEGAL - NE1/4 NE1/4 Section 27, T5N, R28W, SBM. State Highway 154, San Marcos Pass Road, junction of Painted Cave Road.
University of California Santa Barbara, Weather Monitoring Station Installation
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:08/2011  09/2011 Veronica Garza
805-967-3481
vgarza@fs.fed.us 
Description: UCSB Geography Department wants to install a portable weather monitoring station near Santa Ynez Peak for real-time student download of weather data and soil moisture information.
Location: UNIT - Santa Barbara Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Santa Barbara. LEGAL - SE 1/4, Sec. 12, T5N, R30W, SBBM. Saddle on ridge line between Santa Ynez Peak and Broadcast Peak, Santa Barbara RD.
Winchester Canyon Gun Club
EIS
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 12/02/2009
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/2011 
Expected:03/2012
Actual: 05/23/2007 
04/2011 Jeff Bensen
805 961 5744
jbensen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to issue a permit for ongoing operation of an existing target range, previously an EA and overturned on appeal. This is re-initiation as an EIS and upon publishing the notice of intent in Jan, 2010, it will return to In Progress status
Location: UNIT - Santa Barbara Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Santa Barbara. LEGAL - Sec 18&19, T5N, R28W; Sec 13&24, T5N, R29W;SBM. W of Hwy 154 on W Camino Cielo, 5 mi. N of Goleta.
Zaca Fire Reforestation, Santa Barbara RD
CE
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:12/2012  02/2012 Gregory Thompson
661-245-3731
gsthompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Potential project activities are being considered based upon areas affected by the 2007 Zaca Fire. Project activity locations are projected to be small, specifically selected areas within the larger fire and suppression area.
Location: UNIT - Santa Barbara Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Santa Barbara. Planning area may include the areas burned by the Zaca Fire or affected by suppression activities outside of designated wilderness.
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Los Padres National Forest,   Santa Lucia 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
CHP Facility at Black Mtn Communication Site
CE
- Special use management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/13/2010 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 Donna Toth
805-925-9538 x:227
dtoth@fs.fed.us 
Description: CHP requested authorization to replace the Forest Service building and tower at Black Mtn Communication Site and to co-locate with the Forest Service and other public agencies in the new facility.
Location: UNIT - Santa Lucia Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Luis Obispo. LEGAL - Section 15, T29S, R15E, MDM. Black Mountain Communication Site.
Davy Brown Fish Passage
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants   On Hold  N/A  N/A Melody Fountain
805-925-9538 ext 214
mfountain@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to construct three fish passage structures in Davy Brown Creek to fasciltate fish passage.
Location: UNIT - Santa Lucia Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Santa Barbara. LEGAL - T8N, R29W sections 20 &16 SBBM. Davy Brown Campground, Sunset Valley Road north of campgroung and at Manzana Creek.
Las Chichas OHV Trail Re-route and Mixed Use Additions
EA
- Recreation management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:01/2012  02/2012 Alicia Sanchez
805-925-9538 ext. 235
aliciasanchez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal is to designate routes for motorized mixed use to connect OHV trail segments on existing roads (6.11 miles on Pine Canyon Rd, Navajo Rd, and Fernandez Rd), and reroute a section of the Las Chiches OHV Trail (1630 ft) off private property.
Location: UNIT - Santa Lucia Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara. LEGAL - T29S, R16E, Sec 29; T29S, R16E, Sec 30; T11N, R31W, Sec. 27, 26, 25, 36. San Luis Obispo County and Santa Barbara County.
Las Chiches OHV Trail Re-route
CE
- Recreation management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Alicia Sanchez
805-925-9538 ext. 235
aliciasanchez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-reoute project has been combined with Mixed Use Additions Project.
Location: UNIT - Santa Lucia Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Luis Obispo. LEGAL - T. 29S., R.16E, section 32. San Luis Obispo County.
Navajo Flat Staging Area Redesign
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/21/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
06/2011 Alicia Sanchez
805-925-9538 ext. 235
aliciasanchez@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposal is to redesign the staging area to provide designated overnight/day use sites, parking area, children's riding area, and barriers; decommission Friis and Navajo Campgrounds; close Friis Rd the last half mile north of Navao Bypass Trail.
Location: UNIT - Santa Lucia Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Luis Obispo. LEGAL - T29S, R16E, Sec 29 MDBM. Pozo/LaPanza area approximately 17 miles east of Santa Margarita, CA on south side of Hwy 58.
PGE Master Transmission Easement
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/27/2007 
Expected:05/2011
 
05/2011 Vicki Collins
805-961-5718
vcollins@fs.fed.us 
Description: Pacific Gas & Electric application to consolidate and renew 8 existing authorizations for existing transmission facilities for a 50-yr term. Relisted as CE because preliminary results of resource surveys show no significant effects.
Location: UNIT - Santa Lucia Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara. LEGAL - T28S-32S, R11-13E, R15-18E, MDM and T12N, R31W, SBM. Diablo, Gates, Midway,Temblor, San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria, Atascadero, Cayucos, Morro Bay.
Pine Canyon Allotment Grazing Authorization
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/08/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
06/2012 Melody Fountain
805-925-9538 ext 214
mfountain@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to continue authorized grazing on the Pine Canyon Allotment consistent with the Los Padres National Forest Land Management Plan and applicable laws and regulations.
Location: UNIT - Santa Lucia Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Santa Barbara. LEGAL - T10N, R31W SBBM. Approximately 20 air miles East of Santa Maria via Tepusquet and Colson Cyn Roads.
Porter Allotment Grazing Authorization
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/08/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
06/2012 Melody Fountain
805-925-9538 ext 214
mfountain@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to continue authorized grazing on the Porter Allotment consistent with the Los Padres National Forest Land Management Plan and applicable laws and regulations.
Location: UNIT - Santa Lucia Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara. LEGAL - T11N, R31W SBBM. Approximately 20 miles North East of Santa Maria along Hwy 166.
San Rafael Wilderness Trail Maintenance
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/16/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
05/2011 Ken Kunert
805-925-9538
kkunert@fs.fed.us 
Description: Level 1 and 2 trail work on the Sisquoc Trail from Sycamore Camp to Alamar Camp; the Judell Trail, The Sweetwater Trail, the Jackson Trail, and the Manzana Trail between S. Fork Cabin and White Ledge Camp.
Location: UNIT - Santa Lucia Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Santa Barbara. LEGAL - Bald Mtn., Big Pine Mtn., Hurricane Deck, and Salsbury Potero Quads. San Rafael Wilderness.
Santa Barbara Co. Search and Rescue Repeater Installation at Figueroa Mtn.
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/13/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
04/2011 Donna Toth
805-925-9538 x:227
dtoth@fs.fed.us 
Description: Santa Barbara Co. Search and Rescue requested a Special Use Permit to install and operate repeater equipment at an existing Forest Service facility on Figueroa Mountain for additional communication coverage in search and rescue operations.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34412
Location: UNIT - Santa Lucia Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Santa Barbara. LEGAL - Section 25, T8N, R30W, SBM. Figueroa Mountain Lookout.
South Fork La Brea Allotment Grazing Authorization
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/08/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
06/2012 Melody Fountain
805-925-9538 ext 214
mfountain@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to continue authorized grazing on the South Fork La Brea Allotment consistent with the Los Padres National Forest Land Management Plan and applicable laws and regulations.
Location: UNIT - Santa Lucia Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Santa Barbara. LEGAL - T10N, R30W SBBM. Approximately 20 miles Southeast of Santa Maria in La Brea Creek and Northwest of Sisquoc River.
Special Use Permits for Additional Facilities at Cuesta Peak Communication Site
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:04/2011  05/2011 Vicki Collins
805-961-5718
vcollins@fs.fed.us 
Description: Request for special use permits for back up power generators on existing concrete pads near an existing facility owned by SBA Network Services
Location: UNIT - Santa Lucia Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Luis Obispo. LEGAL - Section 35,T29S, R12E, MDM. Cuesta Peak Communication Site.
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