Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2012 to 09/30/2012
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, Regionwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Region)
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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/19/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 10/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
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.
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  Completed  Actual: 03/23/2012  08/2012 Brenda Halter-Glenn
202-260-9400
bhalterglenn@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.
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R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Regionwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Region)

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Labor Day Run - Eastern Plumas County Chamber of Commerce
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Lisa Sedlacek
530-836-7126
lsedlacek@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Eastern Plumas Plumas National Forest on Septermber 1 through 3, 2013 on forest service roads and trails on the Beckwourth Ranger District.
Location: UNIT - R5 - Pacific Southwest Region All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Routes falls entirely within the Beckwourth Ranger District Boundary. Eastern Plumas County- Graeagle, Portola, Beckwourth, Lake Davis.
Lost Sierra 50 K Running Event
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/08/2012  09/2012 Lisa Sedlacek
530-836-7126
lsedlacek@fs.fed.us 
Description: This is a Special Use Permit for a 50 K run on the trails ilocated in the Lakes Basin Recreation Area, including a four mile section of the Pacific Crest Trail.
Location: UNIT - R5 - Pacific Southwest Region All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Mills Peak Trail, Mt. Elwell Trail, SmithLakeTrail, Gray Eagle Creek Trail. Lakes Basin Recreation Area.
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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
- Land management planning  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 04/27/2012
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 10/2012 
Expected:03/2013
 
03/2013 Robert Hawkins
__________
socal_nf_lmp_amendment@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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35130
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
AT&T California Master Special Use Permit Renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:04/2013  06/2013 Donna Toth
805-925-9538 x:227
dtoth@fs.fed.us 
Description: AT&T requests to renew & consolidate all existing linear rights-of-way special use authorizations into 1 master permit for a 30-yr. term. Existing facilities are on the Monterey, Santa Lucia, Mt. Pinos & Ojai Districts. One line is in Black Mt. IRA.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38986
Location: UNIT - Los Padres National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern, Los Angeles, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura. LEGAL - Multiple locations in Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles & Ventura Counties. Telephone communication line - linear rights-of-way - across all districts except Santa Barbara Ranger District.
Los Padres Tamarisk Removal
EIS
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 02/16/2012
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
01/2013 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. For the targeted waterways, project is in or adjacent to the Sespe-Frazier, Juncal, Camuesa, and La Brea IRA's.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=28147
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 08/2012 
Expected:12/2012  12/2012 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. In or adjacent to Tequepas IRA.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=15784
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 08/2012 
Expected:12/2012  12/2012 Vicki Collins
805-961-5718
vcollins@fs.fed.us 
Description: PGE application to renew & 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. In or adjacent to Black Mtn., Garcia Mtn, & Fox Mtn. IRA's.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=15791
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. Project in or adjacent to Sespe-Frazier IRA.
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
EA
- Watershed management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/01/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
10/2012 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
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34427
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 Restroom Replacement
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/31/2011 
Expected:07/2012
 
07/2012 Thomas Murphey
831-385-5434 x280
tmurphey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace two existing bathroom buildings with two new buildings containing new vault toilets
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34435
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.
Pacific Unified School District - Pacific Valley School Special Use Permit Reissuance
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:10/2013  12/2013 Donna Toth
805-925-9538 x:227
dtoth@fs.fed.us 
Description: Pacific School Dist. requests reissuance of their special use permit for school & exisiting buildings. Proposal also requests to install bus shelter, emergency food/supply sea train, and create nature study, garden & water system adjacent to campus.
Location: UNIT - Monterey Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Monterey. LEGAL - Section 19, T23S, R5E, Mt. Diablo Base & Meridian. Pacific Valley School.
Stone Ridge Trail Reroute
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:09/2012  09/2012 Thomas Murphey
831-385-5434
tmurphey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace a 177-ft section of the Stone Ridge Trail with a 366-ft section to reduce the worst-case grade from approximately 55% to less than 30% and to reduce the average grade from approximately 35% to approximately 20%.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39777
Location: UNIT - Monterey Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Monterey. LEGAL - NW 1/4 Sec. 3, T22S, R4E, Mt. Diablo Meridian. Cone Peak Gradient Research Natural Area adjacent to Lime Kiln State Park.
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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
DWR Gauge and Road Maintenance
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:12/2012  02/2013 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=27975
Location: UNIT - Mt. Pinos Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles, Ventura. LEGAL - Black Mountain Quad T 7N, R 19W, 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 11/2012 
Expected:03/2013  03/2014 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. Project in Sepse-Frazier IRA.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=29107
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 
Completed  Actual: 05/29/2012  05/2012 Gregory Thompson
661-245-3731
gsthompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to reduce fuels and fire hazard risk; manage the top of Frazier Mtn 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/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=2111
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  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/15/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
09/2012 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=27977
Location: UNIT - Mt. Pinos Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - T 8N, R 19W, sec. 6; T9N, R20W sec. 25, 26, 35 SBBM. Around the town of Frazier Park.
Fred Reyes Phone Line
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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. Project in or adjacent to Cuyama IRA.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=28032
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 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Gregory Thompson
661-245-3731
gsthompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project combines two previously proposed Forest Health projects and proposes thinning, prescribed burning, and fuel reduction on approx. 1,700 acres. Project is located in or adjacent to Sawmill-Badlands & Sespe-Frazier IRA's.
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  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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.
Special Use Permit - Recreation Residence Lot 11
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Loreigh Brannan
661-245-3731 Ext 229
lbrannan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Removal of a terminated recreation residence cabin and improvements.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=23314
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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=28025
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.
Zaca Fire Reforestation Project, Mt. Pinos RD
CE
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2013 
Expected:11/2013  03/2014 Gregory Thompson
661-245-3731
gsthompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Potential project locations are anticipated to be small and would occur in selected areas within the 2007 Zaca Fire fire and suppression area. Project may be in up to 15 total IRA's adjacent to the San Rafael and Dick Smith Wilderness areas.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=23222
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
Cabin Trespass Removal and Restoration
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2012 
Expected:04/2013  09/2013 Irvin Fernandez
805-646-4348
ifernandez@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Ojai Ranger District proposes to remove trespass structures constructed on National Forest System lands and rehabilitate the site with mechanical equipment.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39216
Location: UNIT - Ojai Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Ventura. LEGAL - NW¼ SE¼, Sec 21, T6N R23W San Bernardino Base Meridian. The Sespe River floodplain along State Route 33 (Milepost 37) on the Wheeler Springs USGS topographic quadrangle.
Cromer/Quail Run Ranch irrigation water transmission pipeline, spring and trail
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2012 
Expected:12/2012  02/2013 Veronica Garza
805-967-3481
vgarza@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of existing special use permit for a spring and irrigation line and the addition of a service trail to spring
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38148
Location: UNIT - Ojai Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Ventura. LEGAL - Matilija Quad T5 N., R23 W., sec 27 SBBM. Quail Run Ranch formally known as Oma Ojai east of Hwy 33 just north of forest boundary.
Kennedy Ridge Trail Maintenance and Construction
CE
- Recreation management  Cancelled  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.
Renewal of two existing Special Use Permits (SUP) for oil & gas pipelines, Seneca Resources
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Jonathan Schwartz
805-646-4348 Ext 311
jonathanschwartz@fs.fed.us 
Description: The re-issuance of these SUP are based only on administrative changes. No new ground disturbance will take place as a result of these new term SUP.
Location: UNIT - Ojai Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Ventura. LEGAL - T.5N., 19W., S.B.B.&M., Sections 28, 29, 31, 32, 33. These oil & gas pipelines are located 5.5 miles north of Fillmore in the Sespe Oil Field.
Seneca 2012 Pipelines Relocation Project Proposal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:08/2012  11/2012 Jonathan Schwartz
805-646-4348 Ext 311
jonathanschwartz@fs.fed.us 
Description: To greatly reduce risk of line failure and for safer operations, Seneca has requested authorization to relocate select lines along existing roads and relocate old swing tanks to a centralized treating facility with newer & safer tanks.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39488
Location: UNIT - Ojai Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Ventura. LEGAL - Sections 28, 29, 31, 32 & 33, T5N, R19W, SBM. Sespe Oil Field, 5 miles north of Fillmore, CA.
Special Use Request to Reauthorize Cromer Access Road
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Veronica Garza
575-758-6286
vgarza@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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=29388
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
Baron Ranch Trail Connector
EA
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Bruce Emmens
805-961-5734
bemmens@fs.fed.us 
Description: The US Forest Service, on behalf of the Santa Barbara County Trail Council, proposes to construct a 3.5-mile non-motorized trail in the Gaviota region of the Santa Ynez Mountains in the Santa Barbara Front.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35610
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  Completed  Actual: 05/16/2012  11/2012 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. Project in the De La Guerra IRA.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=13188
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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=27412
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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/02/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
10/2012 Valerie Hubbartt
805-967-3481 ext. 254
vhubbartt@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal 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. Project in the De La Guerra IRA.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33801
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.
Little Caliente Road (6N30) Partial Road Decommissioning
EA
- Road management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Bruce Emmens
805-961-5734
bemmens@fs.fed.us 
Description: The road known as Little Caliente Road (6N30) will be partially decommisioned. The road will be blocked to vehicluar traffic north of the junction of the Romero-Camuesa Road (5N15) and 6N30 and south of the first creek crossing.
Location: UNIT - Santa Barbara Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Santa Barbara. LEGAL - Sections 4, 8 and 9, Township 5 North, Range 26 West, San Bernardino Base & Meridian, Santa Barbara County, California. Los Padres National Forest, Santa Barbara Ranger District, Little Caliente Road (6N30).
Los Prietos U.S. Forest Service Trailer Park Sewer Line Replacement Project
CE
- Facility management  Completed  Actual: 03/28/2012  06/2012 Douglas Dodge
805-967-3481
douglasdodge@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to replace a portion of the existing sewer pipes in the employee housing trailer park.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35604
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
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/11/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
09/2012 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=13186
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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=27281
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.
Santa Barbara Back Country Trail Maintenance
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 05/30/2012  06/2012 Douglas Dodge
805-967-3481
douglasdodge@fs.fed.us 
Description: Level 1 and 2 trail maintenance in the Santa Barbara back country. Includes trails within the San Rafael and Dick Smith Wilderness, and within the following IRA's: Tequepis, Diablo, Mono, Camuesa, Malduce Buckhorn, Little Pine, and Santa Cruz.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37750
Location: UNIT - Santa Barbara Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara Ranger District north of the crest of the Santa Ynez Mtn Range.
Santa Barbara Front Country Trail Maintenance
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 04/13/2012  06/2012 Douglas Dodge
805-967-3481
douglasdodge@fs.fed.us 
Description: Level 1 and 2 maintenance of existing front country trails.
Location: UNIT - Santa Barbara Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Santa Barbara. LEGAL - T4N & 5N, R26W & 27W. Above the city of Santa Barbara, and south of the Santa Ynez Mtn Range crest.
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians traditional ceremonial and educational gathering site
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Veronica Garza
805-967-3481
vgarza@fs.fed.us 
Description: the use of the closed Santa Ynez Campground on the Santa Barbara Ranger District for occasional gatherings and educational uses
Location: UNIT - Santa Barbara Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Santa Barbara. LEGAL - Section 6, T5N, R27W, SBBM. Santa Barbara Ranger District -closed Santa Ynez campground.
State Highway 154 Emergency Repair
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=11223
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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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. Project adjacent to boundary of Tequepis IRA.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=24061
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
EA
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 05/23/2007  06/2007 Jeff Bensen
805 961 5744
jbensen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to issue a permit for ongoing operation of existing target range; previously an EA overturned on appeal. Project has been re-initiated as an EIS, and is in or adjacent to theTequepis IRA.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=2147
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.
Winchester Canyon Gun Club
EIS

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 04/27/2012
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
04/2013 Jeff Bensen
805-967-3481 ex 221
comments-pacificsouthwest-los-padres-santa-barbara@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to issue a permit for ongoing operation of exisitng target range. Previously an EA (project #2147) overturned on appeal. Project is in or adjacent to Tequepis IRA.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39054
Location: UNIT - Santa Barbara Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Santa Barbara. LEGAL - Sec 18 & 19 T5N, R28W; Sec 13 & 24 T5N, R 29W, SBM. West of Hwy 154 on W. Camino Cielo, 5 mi. north of Goleta.
Zaca Fire Reforestation, Santa Barbara RD
CE
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2013 
Expected:11/2013  03/2014 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. In Santa Cruz IRA.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=28034
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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/31/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
08/2012 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. Within or adjacent to Black Mtn. IRA.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33863
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  Cancelled  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.
El Dorado Broadcasters, LLC Tower Replacement and Building Upgrade - Cuesta Peak Communications Site
CE
- Special use management
- Facility management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2012 
Expected:02/2013  04/2013 Donna Toth
805-925-9538 x:227
dtoth@fs.fed.us 
Description: El Dorado Broadcasters, LLC has requested authorization to replace a 55 ft. wooden pole with a 200 ft. self-supporting transmitter tower and upgrade the existing 18x18 ft. concrete block building located at Cuesta Peak Communications Site.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36869
Location: UNIT - Santa Lucia Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Luis Obispo. LEGAL - Section 35, T29S, R12E, MDBM. Cuesta Communication Site.
Mixed Use Analysis
EA
- Recreation management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:11/2012  12/2012 Alicia Sanchez
805-925-9538 ext. 235
aliciasanchez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal is to designate rts for motorized mixed use to connect OHV trail segments on existing roads on Pine Cyn Rd, Navajo Rd,& Fernandez Rd), and reroute a section of the Las Chiches OHV Trail (1630 ft) off private property. Within La Panza IRA.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34021
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.
Old Hwy 166 and Old Sierra Madres Roads Repair
CE
- Road management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Ken Kunert
805-925-9538
kkunert@fs.fed.us 
Description: Add segments of Old Hwy 166 & Old Sierra Madre Rd to the road system, repair washout on Old Hwy 166, obtain easements and maintain these roads annually.
Location: UNIT - Santa Lucia Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Santa Barbara. LEGAL - T32S, R17E, Sec 35&36; T12N, R31W, Sec 26,27,34,35&36. Approximately 23 -25 miles East of Hwy 101 along Hwy 166 at the Old Hwy 166 and Old Sierra Madre Roads.
PGE Master Transmission Easement
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2012 
Expected:12/2012  12/2012 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=15774
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  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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. Within IRA's Miranda Pine, Horseshoe and La Brea.
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  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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. Within IRA Miranda Pine.
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.
Santa Barbara County Lease Reissue - Tepusquet Peak Communications Site
CE
- Special use management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/11/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
08/2012 Donna Toth
805-925-9538 x:227
dtoth@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue Santa Barbara County communication uses lease at Tepusquet Peak Communications Site. The county has requested reissuance of lease and road use permit, and authorization to complete a minor expansion to their existing building.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36411
Location: UNIT - Santa Lucia Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Santa Barbara. LEGAL - Tepusquet Peak Communication Site. Section 30, T10N, R31W, SBM.
South Fork La Brea Allotment Grazing Authorization
EA
- Grazing management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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. Within IRA's Tepusquet Peak and La Brea.
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.
Union Pacific Railroad Communication Site Improvements - Tassajera Communications Site
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2012 
Expected:03/2013  04/2013 Donna Toth
805-925-9538 x:227
dtoth@fs.fed.us 
Description: Union Pacific Railroad proposes to remove existing 8'x20' building, replace with a 10'x18' building, fence area, pour four concrete pads: 12'x20', 2'x4', 4'x6', and 3'x8' for building & entrance, generator & propane tank at Tassajera Communications
Location: UNIT - Santa Lucia Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Luis Obispo. LEGAL - Section 20, T29S, R12E, Mt. Diablo Base & Meridian. Tassajera Communications Site.
Willow Spring Trail Reroute
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/01/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
10/2012 Alicia Sanchez
805-925-9538 ext. 235
aliciasanchez@fs.fed.us 
Description: This proposal has been modified due to a recent court ruling & now is focused solely on rerouting the 1st quarter mile of the Willow Spring trail. NEPA for repair & maintenance of the trailhead and 6-miles of trail has been completed under a 32.12 CE
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36407
Location: UNIT - Santa Lucia Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Santa Barbara. LEGAL - T12N, R31W, section 32, 33, 35 SBBM; and T11N, R31W, section 3. Approximately 20 miles East of Hwy 101 on Hwy 166.
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