Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2010 to 12/31/2010
Mendocino National Forest

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.
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Projects Occurring Nationwide
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Mendocino National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Mendocino National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Mendocino National Forest,  Covelo Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Mendocino National Forest,  Grindstone Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Mendocino National Forest,  Upper Lake Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

Projects Occurring Nationwide  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 12/18/2009
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2010 
Expected:11/2011
 
12/2011 Larry Hayden
202-205-1559
lhayden@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Department of Agriculture proposes to promulgate a new planning rule, which will set out the process for development, revision, and amendment of National Forest System land management plans.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/planningrule
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Agency-wide Rule.
Nationwide Aerial Application of Fire Retardant on National Forest System Lands.
EIS

           *NEW LISTING*
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/27/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 Glen Stein
208-869-5405
gstein@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service will prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement for the continued nationwide aerial application of fire retardant on National Forest System lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/retardant/index.html
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
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Mendocino 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
Fire Use Forest Plan Amendment
EA
- Land management planning  On Hold  N/A  N/A Mike Vandame
530-934-1141
mvandame@fs.fed.us 
Description: Amend Forest Plan to allow the management of lightning ignitions for resource benefits outside of wilderness areas. Current Forest Plan direction allows such use only within Wildernesses.
Location: UNIT - Mendocino National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Colusa, Glenn, Lake, Mendocino, Tehama, Trinity. Forest-wide outside of wilderness areas.
Forest Meadow Habitat Maintenance
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  On Hold  N/A  N/A Linda Angerer
530-934-1146
langerer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Maintain meadow habitat by removing encroaching vegetation.
Location: UNIT - Mendocino National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Colusa, Glenn, Lake, Mendocino, Tehama. Various locations throughout the Forest, outside of wilderness.
Noxious Broom Eradication
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/06/2009 
Expected:03/2011
 
03/2011 Lauren Johnson
928-635-5625
laurenjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Eradicate localized infestations of scotch broom and french broom in various locations across the Forest.
Location: UNIT - Mendocino National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Colusa, Glenn, Lake, Mendocino. Various locations Forest-wide.
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Mendocino 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
Ecological Study Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management
- Research 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/14/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
01/2011 Lauren Johnson
530-934-1153
laurenjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a multi-year special use permit for research project that includes planting chinook brome plants in plots and measuring plant performance with and without symbiotic fungus. Limited application of insecticide may occur, if needed.
Location: UNIT - Grindstone Ranger District, Upper Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Colusa, Glenn, Lake. Road M10 above Fouts Springs; Black Diamond Ridge; Summit Rock / Pinnacle Rock; Bartlett Springs road north of Lucern.
Etsel and Dewell Garden Allotments
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:07/2011  12/2011 Nancy Mulligan
530-934-1149
nmulligan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue grazing permits for these allotments.
Location: UNIT - Upper Lake Ranger District, Covelo Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mendocino. LEGAL - Etsel: T23N R11W, T22N R10,11W, T21N R10,11W MDBM. Dewell: T24N R11W, T23N R11W MDBM. Etsel Allotment is in the Etsel Ridge area, on Covelo and Upper Lake Ranger Districts; Dewell Garden Allotment is on the east flanks of Leech Lake Mountain on Covelo Ranger District.
Yuki Wilderness Road Decommissioning
EA
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/10/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
07/2011 Lee Morgan
530-934-1151
lmorgan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Decommission roads within newly designated (2006) Yuki Wilderness. Includes culvert removal and hydrologic stabilization.
Location: UNIT - Upper Lake Ranger District, Covelo Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lake, Mendocino. Various locations within Yuki Wilderness.
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Mendocino National Forest,   Covelo 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
Bauer Road Use Permit Re-Issuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/01/2006 
Expected:12/2010
 
12/2010 Lee Johnson
707-275-1401
ljohnson03@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue RUP for road 23N19 to access private property.
Location: UNIT - Covelo Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mendocino. LEGAL - Sec 21, 28 T23N R10W MDBM; Black Butte River watershed. Upper Jumpoff Creek area.
Clifton Ridge Burn
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/06/2009 
Expected:05/2011
 
10/2011 Lee Johnson
707 275 1401
ljohnson03@fs.fed.us 
Description: Burn about 3,000 acres of grass, brush, and oak wodlands to improve forage for deer, and reduce hazardous fuels and noxious weeds.
Location: UNIT - Covelo Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Glenn, Mendocino. LEGAL - Sec 10-15, 22-24, 26, 27 T22N R10W & Sec 17 T22N R9W MDBM. Clifton Ridge / Atchison / McIsaac Ranch area, about 18 miles east-southeast of Covelo.
Horse Pasture / Thatcher Prescribed Burn
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Nancy Gard
707-275-2361
ngard@fs.fed.us 
Description: Understory burning in conifer, brush, knobcone, hardwoods and grass types to reduce fuel loading and reintroduce fire into the ecosystem.
Location: UNIT - Covelo Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mendocino. LEGAL - Sec 25,35,36 T22N R11W; Sec 31,32 T22N R10W; Sec 1,2,11-15,22-27,34-36 T21N R11W; Sec 5-9,15-21,29-32 T21N R10W; Sec 5,6 T20N R10W MDM. Middle and upper elevations of Thatcher Creek watershed.
Lucky George Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/26/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2011 
Expected:03/2011
 
06/2011 James Donahey
707-275-1415
jdonahey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercial and precommercial thinning of forest vegetation, fuel hazard reduction, reforestation of non-wilderness portion of 2008 Yellow Fire.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32534
Location: UNIT - Covelo Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Trinity. LEGAL - Sec 13-16, 22-24, 26, 27, 35 T25N R11W, Sec 18, 19 T25N R10W MDBM. George's Valley / Indian Dick area, about 19 miles northeast of Covelo.
Road 23N37 Road Use Permit
CE
- Special use management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/15/2007 
Expected:12/2010
 
12/2010 Lee Johnson
435-636-3341
ljohnson03@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue road use permit to private landowner for use and maintenance of road 23N37 for access to private property.
Location: UNIT - Covelo Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mendocino. LEGAL - Sec 31 T24N R10W MDBM. Osborne, Howard Lake vicinity.
Twin Rocks Ridge Fuelbreak
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/06/2009 
Expected:04/2011
 
04/2011 Terry Nickerson
707-275-2361
tnickerson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Create a 300 ft wide by 4.5 mile long fuelbreak along Twin Rocks Ridge utilizing road 22N02. Would protect resources and infrastructure in the Twin Rocks Ridge area.
Location: UNIT - Covelo Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mendocino. LEGAL - Sec 4-6 T22N R10W & Sec 1 T22N R11W MDBM. Twin Rocks Ridge, about 14 miles east of Covelo.
Yolla Bolly - Middle Eel Wilderness Road Decommissioning
EA
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/05/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
07/2011 Lee Morgan
530-934-1151
lmorgan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Decommission roads within newly designated portions of the YBME Wilderness. (Formerly listed in the MNF Supplemental SOPA)
Location: UNIT - Covelo Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mendocino. LEGAL - T24N R11W MDBM. Various locations in the newly designated portions of YBME Wilderness.
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Mendocino National Forest,   Grindstone 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
Anderson Ridge Assisted Migration
CE
- Research  Completed  Actual: 09/30/2010  10/2010 Nancy Mulligan
530-934-1149
nmulligan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Cooperative study (USDA Forest Service & British Columbia Ministry of Forests and Range): tree specied from BC would be planted on Anderson Ridge progeny test site to determine the seedlings' response to warmer climate.
Location: UNIT - Grindstone Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lake. Anderson Ridge progeny site, in western Upper Main Eel watershed.
Divide-Auger Timber Sale
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/17/2008 
Expected:12/2010
 
05/2011 Mike Vandame
530-934-1141
mvandame@fs.fed.us 
Description: Timber harvest, fuel treatments, forest disease treatments, reforestation to produce current saw timber and ensure long-term productivity of lands allocated to timber production; road maintenance for harvest-related traffic and erosion prevention.
Location: UNIT - Grindstone Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tehama. LEGAL - Sec21, 22, 27, 28 T24N R9W; Sec 28-30, 32 T25N R9W MDBM. Croney Ridge and Forks Ridge in the upper and middle Thomes Creek watershed.
Enduros 2010
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/01/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
10/2010 Michael Dugas
530-934-1267
mdugas@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renew special use permits to hold 3 separate enduro events in the Fouts Springs Area. Events range from 60-100 miles and use existing designated motor vehicle routes. Participants range from 300-400.
Location: UNIT - Grindstone Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Colusa. Stonyford OHV Area.
Grey Eagle Mine Restorations
EA
- Watershed management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/06/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
04/2012 Robin Mowery
530-934-1152
robinmowery@fs.fed.us 
Description: Remove tailings from adjacent streams, stabilize areas disturbed by mining activities, install surface drainage features in the access roads.
Location: UNIT - Grindstone Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Colusa, Glenn. LEGAL - Sec 25 T21N R7W; Sec 17, 18 T16N R7W MDBM. Lovelady Ridge and Red Mountain areas.
Guzzler, pond, and spring maintenance, repair and new construction
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/26/2008 
Expected:04/2011
 
06/2011 Linda Angerer
530-934-1146
langerer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Maintain or improve existing guzzlers, ponds and springs. Construct new guzzlers to enhance wildlife habitat.
Location: UNIT - Grindstone Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Colusa, Glenn, Tehama. Various locations across the district.
Lower Letts Valley Fence
CE
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 07/14/2010  08/2010 Michael Dugas
530-934-1267
mdugas@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fence a part of Lower Letts Valley to protect aquatic, riparian and cultural resources from damage by unauthorized cross-country vehicle use.
Location: UNIT - Grindstone Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Colusa. LEGAL - Sec 24 T17N R8W MDBM. Lower Letts Valley.
Sheep Timber Sale
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/22/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
09/2011 Robert Sanchez
208-476-8316
rfsanchez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercial and precommercial thinning of forest vegetation to capture timber volume and restore stand characteristics similar to reference conditions; fuel hazard reduction using prescribed fire and mechanical treatments.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32339
Location: UNIT - Grindstone Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Glenn, Lake. LEGAL - Sec 12-15, 20-24 T20N R9W; Sec 7, 18, 19 T20N R8W MDBM. Sheep Ridge & vicinity in upper Black Butte River watershed, about 15 mile west of community of Elk Creek.
Smokey Vegetation Treatments
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 07/16/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
12/2010 Nancy Mulligan
530-934-1149
nmulligan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercial thinning and fuel treatments in forest vegetation; fuel treatments in hardwood and chaparral vegetation. Treatment areas strategically placed to reduce severity and spread of wildfire in southwest part of Late Successional Reserve RC309
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30282
Location: UNIT - Grindstone Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Glenn. LEGAL - T22N R9W MDBM. South portion of upper watershed of Grindstone Creek - Killdry Creek and southern tributaries upstream.
Tatham Ridge Fuelbreak
CE
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:12/2010  03/2011 Rick Mowery
530-934-1112
rmowery@fs.fed.us 
Description: Create 300-600 foot wide shaded fuelbreak along rd 24N04 between M2 and Ball Rock using combination of mechanical and hand treatments; option for biomass removal depending upon market conditions. Coordinated with intermingled private land owner.
Location: UNIT - Grindstone Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tehama. LEGAL - Sec 20, 29, 30 T24N R7W; Sec 3, 10, 14, 15, 23-25 T24N R8W MDBM. Tatham Ridge.
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Mendocino National Forest,   Upper 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
Bear Creek Streambank Stabilization
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Frank Aebly
707-275-1413
faebly@fs.fed.us 
Description: Armor streambanks to reduce erosion and improve fish habitat.
Location: UNIT - Upper Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - Sec 13, 14 T17N R9W MDBM. Near Bear Creek campground.
Boardman Ridge Underburn
EA
- Fuels management  Completed  Actual: 07/29/2010  10/2010 Lee Johnson
435-636-3341
ljohnson03@fs.fed.us 
Description: Underburn conifer and hardwood stands to reduce fuels.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=13620
Location: UNIT - Upper Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - T19N R9&10W MDBM. Boardman Ridge area northeast of Lake Pillsbury.
Booth Crossing Fuelbreak
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/06/2009 
Expected:12/2010
 
08/2011 April Hargis
707 275 1416
ahargis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Create a 200-300 ft wide shaded fuelbreak along east side of Lake Pillsbury Ranch subdivision. Cooperative project with Lake County Firesafe Council.
Location: UNIT - Upper Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - Sec 20,21,27,28,33,34 T19N R10W MDBM. About 2 miles northeast of Lake Pillsbury.
Gravelly Valley Airstrip SUP
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Barbara White
707-275-1412
bawhite@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue special use permit to use and maintain the Gravelly Valley Airstrip
Location: UNIT - Upper Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - Sec 2, 3 T18N R10W, Sec 34 T19N R10W MDBM. Gravelly Valley, north side of Lake Pillsbury.
Hydrometeorological Measurement Station SUP
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:02/2011  09/2011 April Hargis
707 275 1416
ahargis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue special use permit to CA Dept of Water Resources to install and operate 30 foot tower and instrumentation.
Location: UNIT - Upper Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mendocino. LEGAL - Sec 3 T19N R10W MDBM. North of Hull Mountain, east of road M1.
Lakeview Hazardous Fuels Reduction
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:09/2011  03/2012 James Donahey
707-275-1415
jdonahey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Thinning and fuels treatments in wildland-urban interface to protect private property and resources from high intensity wildfire.
Location: UNIT - Upper Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - T14N R8W; T15N R8,9W MDBM. High Valley Ridge area.
Mason Trail Connector
CE
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Mike Vandame
530-934-1141
mvandame@fs.fed.us 
Description: Convert abandoned logging road to OHV trail. This was previously scoped as a component of the "Upper Deer Valley Road OHV Recreation Connectivity" proposal, which has been cancelled.
Location: UNIT - Upper Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - Sec 30 T17N R9W MDBM. Upper Lake OHV management area.
Milton Jackson Road Use Permit Re-issuance
CE
- Special use management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/05/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
12/2010 April Hargis
707-275-1416
ahargis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue road use permit for roads 15N06 & 15N09 to access private property. Includes maintenance responsibilities.
Location: UNIT - Upper Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - T15N R7,8W MDBM. Rupert Ridge vicinity.
Muhlberg Road Use Permit Re-issuance
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:12/2010  12/2010 April Hargis
530 275 1416
ahargis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue RUP on 19N16 from junction 20N04 to private property.
Location: UNIT - Upper Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - Sec 35 T19N R11W MDBM. Ericson Ridge vicinity.
Pine Mountain LSR Fuels Reduction
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/03/2006
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 11/2010 
Expected:02/2011
 
02/2011 Gary Urdahl
707-275-1417
gurdahl@fs.fed.us 
Description: Thinninig and fuels treatments to protect the Late Successional Reserve from wildfires and to enhance the development/maintenance of late successional habitat.
Location: UNIT - Upper Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - T17&18N R10W MDBM. Pine Mountain area, southwest of Lake Pillsbury.
Round Burn Thinning
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Lee Johnson
707 275 1401
ljohnson03@fs.fed.us 
Description: Thinning in 35 year old plantations established after the Round Fire of 1966. Purpose is to control tree density, improve forest health and reduce fuel loading and the risk of large wildfires.
Location: UNIT - Upper Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - T17N R11W MDBM. Northwest of Howard Mill Station.
Sanhedrin Road Decommissioning (Road #19N90)
EA
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 08/05/2010  09/2010 April Hargis
601-384-5876
ahargis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Remove culverts and hydrologically stabilize road that is located in Sanhedrin Wilderness. (Formerly listed in MNF Supplemental SOPA)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29449
Location: UNIT - Upper Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mendocino. LEGAL - Sec 20, 21 T19N R10W MDBM. Sanhedrin Wilderness, west of Lake Pillsbury basin.
South Ridge Understory Burn
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/06/2009 
Expected:04/2011
 
09/2011 April Hargis
707-275-1416
ahargis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Understory burning if forest vegetation to reduce fuel hazard and risk of stand-replacing fire.
Location: UNIT - Upper Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - Sec 8-10, 15-17 T18N R10W MDBM. South Ridge area, about 2 miles west of Lake Pillsbury.
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This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.