Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2010 to 12/31/2010
Six Rivers 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, Six Rivers National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Six Rivers National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Six Rivers National Forest,  Gasquet Ranger District/Smith River NRA (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Six Rivers National Forest,  Lower Trinity Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Six Rivers National Forest,  Mad River Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Six Rivers National Forest,  Orleans 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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Six Rivers 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
UNAVCO
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A George Frey
(707) 441-3631
gfrey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction, use and maintenance of a seismic sensor at six sites on the Forest including the Orleans RD Compound, Orleans Mtn, Ship Mtn, Sims Mtn, Mad River RD Compound and Horse Mtn.
Location: UNIT - Six Rivers National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Del Norte, Humboldt, Trinity. LEGAL - T15N R3E S.2, T11N R5E S.31, T11N R6E S.11, T6N R4E S.24, T4N R4E S.10, T1N R6E S. 17, all in H.M. Ship Mtn, Orleans RD Compound, Orleans Mtn, Horse Mtn, Sims Mtn, Mad River RD Compound.
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Six Rivers 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
PG&E Forest Wide Powerline Authorization
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:12/2010  01/2011 George Frey
(707) 441-3631
gfrey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reauthorization of all of PG&E's existing uses on the Six Rivers NF and the Ukonom RD of the Klamath NF
Location: UNIT - Orleans Ranger District, Lower Trinity Ranger District, Mad River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Humboldt, Trinity. LEGAL - T11N R5&6 E, T10N R5E, T7N R4&5E, T6N R4,5&6E, T5N R5&6E, T4N R4&5E, T1N R5&6E, T1S R6&7E, T2S R7&8E, T3S R6&8E, HM. Projects crosses many of the Forests Management Areas within the Mad, Van Dusen, Trinity and Klamath River.
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Six Rivers National Forest,   Gasquet Ranger District/Smith River NRA (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R5 - Pacific Southwest Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Abandoned Mine Safey Closure Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Land ownership management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:12/2010  06/2011 Curtis Cross
(707) 441-3508
ccross@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation ofgates or barriers to keep people out of abandoned mines
Location: UNIT - Gasquet Ranger District/Smith River NRA. STATE - California. COUNTY - Del Norte. LEGAL - T18N, R1E - SEC.26, 35, 36; T17N, R2E - SEC.19 & 20. Smith River National Recreation Area.
Gasquet Rock Pit Management Project
CE
- Road management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Kurt Werner
707-441-3633
kdwerner@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reopening existing rock pit or develop new pits on existing distrubed sites to obtain gravel for road maintnenace projects
Location: UNIT - Gasquet Ranger District/Smith River NRA. STATE - California. COUNTY - Del Norte. LEGAL - 18N 3E, S9; 16N, 2E, S11; and 15N, 2E, S4. Smith River National Recreation Area.
Gordon Hill Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Heritage resource management
- Special area management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:08/2011  10/2011 Brenda Devlin
707-457-3131-3862
bdevlin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Integrated vegetation manamgment oproject that will meet objectives for fuels treatment, habiat restoration, and timber products
Location: UNIT - Gasquet Ranger District/Smith River NRA. STATE - California. COUNTY - Del Norte. LEGAL - All or partially within T.17N.,R.1E.,Section 25; T.17N.,R.2E.,Sections 29-34; T.16N.,R.1E.,Sections 12,13; T.16N.,R.2E.,Sections 3, 5, 6, 8, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 35, 36;. The project area is located entirely within the French Hill Road area and Craigs, Coon, and Gordon drainages.
Klamath CSD Water Tank
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special area management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:12/2010  01/2011 George Frey
(707) 441-3631
gfrey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Feasibility Study to place a new water tank within permit area Klamath Community Services District.
Location: UNIT - Gasquet Ranger District/Smith River NRA. STATE - California. COUNTY - Del Norte. LEGAL - T13N R1E Sec 10, HM. Management Area - Recreation River; Watershed - Lower Klamath.
Smith River NRA Road Management and Route Designation Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Mike McCain
707-457-3853
mmccain@fs.fed.us 
Description: Road management, including improvements and restoration, and off-highway vehicle route desination.
Location: UNIT - Gasquet Ranger District/Smith River NRA. STATE - California. COUNTY - Del Norte. LEGAL - T13N to T19S, R1E to R5E. Smith River National Recreation Area, Del Norte County, California.
Station 3 Fuel Break
CE
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:03/2011  06/2011 Sheila Balent
707-457-3968
sbalent@fs.fed.us 
Description: roadside fuels treatment in a Wildland Urban Interface (WUI)
Location: UNIT - Gasquet Ranger District/Smith River NRA. STATE - California. COUNTY - Del Norte. LEGAL - T17N, R1E, S 14, 15 HB&M. 17N21 road on Smith River NRA.
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Six Rivers National Forest,   Lower Trinity 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
Kimtu
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2003 
Expected:12/2010
 
01/2011 George Frey
(707) 441-3631
gfrey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a term permit for use of Kimtu by the WIllow Creek Community Services District.
Location: UNIT - Lower Trinity Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Humboldt. LEGAL - T7N R5E Sec 28 HM. Management Area - Retention VQO, Watershed - Main Fork Trinity River.
Lower Trinity Plantation Thin and Timber Stand Improvement Project
CE
- Land management planning
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:03/2011  06/2011 Daniel Wooden
541-560-3416
ddwooden@fs.fed.us 
Description: Thinning of overstocked plantations and other previously managed stands that are less than 40 years of age to improve vigor and reduce hazardous fuels on the Lower Trinity Ranger District.
Location: UNIT - Lower Trinity Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Humboldt, Trinity. LEGAL - T4N, R5E, Sec. 3-5, 10-12, 15; T5N, R4E, Sec. 1-3, 11, 12, 24, 25; T5N, R5E, Sec. 3, 4, 8-11, 14-17, 19-24, 26-30, 32-35; T5N, R6E, Sec. 3-8, 17, 18, 30; T6N, R4E, Sec. 12-15, 22, 24, 25, 27, 34, 35. Lower Trinity Ranger District, Six Rivers Nation Forest, Trinity and Humbodlt Counties, California.
Mercer Fraser Gravel Storage Facility
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:11/2011  12/2011 George Frey
(707) 441-3631
gfrey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Storage of river gravel associated with Mercer Fraser's adjacent gravel processiong operation.
Location: UNIT - Lower Trinity Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Trinity. LEGAL - Section 29, T7N, R5E, HM, Allocation - VQO Retention, Watershed - Lower Trinity. UNIT - Lower Trinity RD, STATE - California, COUNTY - Trinity.
Mill Creek and Trinity Summit Allotments
EIS
- Grazing management  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 04/17/2009
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
10/2011 Randi Paris
530-629-2118
rbparis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Lower Trinity Ranger District proposes to authorize livestock grazing
Location: UNIT - Lower Trinity Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Humboldt, Trinity. LEGAL - within all or portions of T9NR5E, T9NR6E, T8NR5E, T8NR6E, T8NR7E, T7NR6E, T7NR7E. Lower Trinity Ranger District located adjacent to the the eastern boundary of Hoopa reservation includes portions of the Trinity Alps Wilderness area.
Oakes Waterline
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/01/2004 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 George Frey
(707) 441-3631
gfrey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Springbox, storage tank and waterline
Location: UNIT - Lower Trinity Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Trinity. LEGAL - Retention VQO, Riparian, Main Fork Trinity River. Lower Trinity Ranger District, California. Trinity T6N, R6E, Sec 14, HM.
Salyer VFD Waterline
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:07/2011  08/2011 George Frey
(707) 441-3631
gfrey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct, use and maintain a 400 foot waterline and diversion from Salyer VFD station to Trinity River.
Location: UNIT - Lower Trinity Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Trinity. LEGAL - Section 14, T6N, R6E, HM, Allocation - VQO Retention, Watershed - Middle Trinity. UNIT - Lower Trinity RD, STATE - California, COUNTY - Trinity.
Trinity River Community Protection Fuels Project
CE
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/06/2007 
Expected:02/2011
 
04/2011 Daniel Wooden
530-629-2118
ddwooden@fs.fed.us 
Description: Vegetation manipulation and dead fuel removal
Location: UNIT - Lower Trinity Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Humboldt, Trinity. LEGAL - T7N R5E Sec 17,20,28,29,33; T6N R5E Sec 4,9,10,12,13,14,15,22,24,25,26; T6N R6E Sec 19,21,28,29,33,34. Lower Trinity Ranger District Watershed - Mainstem Trinity River.
Waterman West Integrated Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/03/2009
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 11/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
04/2011 Randi Paris
530-629-4289
rbparis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Integration of fuel reduction and timber management under Healthy Forest Restoration Act. Commercial and pre-commercial thinning of natural and plantation stands. Emphasis on fuel reduction, biomass utilization and other commercial forest products.
Location: UNIT - Lower Trinity Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Humboldt, Trinity. LEGAL - T7N, R5E, SEC 9-11, 13-16, 21-28, 33-35; T7N, R6E, SEC 30-32; T6N, R5E, SEC 1-4, 10-12, 14-15; T6N, R6E, SEC 5-6. Waterman, Campbell, and Baldwin Ridges on the Lower Trinity Ranger District of Six Rivers National Forest.
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Six Rivers National Forest,   Mad River 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
Beaverslide Timber Sale and Fuel Treatment Project
EIS
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 06/11/2010
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 10/2010 
Expected:11/2010
Actual: 11/06/2009 
03/2011 Daniel Dill
707-574-6849
drdill@fs.fed.us 
Description: Timber harvesting through commercial thinning on about 2,800 acres, and non-commercial fuel treatment using manual,mechanical and prescribed burning methods on 2,700 acres. A supplemental EIS is in progress as a result of a decision reversal.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/sixrivers/projects/ea/beaverslide
Location: UNIT - Mad River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Trinity. LEGAL - T2S, R7E; T2S, R8E; T3S, R7E and T3S, R8E Humboldt B&M; T26N, R12W and T27N, R12W Mount Diablo B&M. LRMP Management Areas: General Forest, Partial Retention Visual Quality Objective, Retention Visual Quality Objective, and Riparian Reserve. Non-key Watershed: Upper Mad River.
Buck Mountain Vegetation and Fuel Management Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:04/2011  06/2011 Jeff Jones
707-574-6845
jkjones@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercial thinning on about 1300 acres, oak release on 150 acres, timber stand improvement on about 500 acres, and fuel treatment in strategic locations on about 1500 acres.
Location: UNIT - Mad River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Humboldt, Trinity. LEGAL - T1N, R5&6E, Humboldt B&M. LRMP Management Areas: Late-Successional Reserve, Riparian Reserve. Non-key Watershed: Van Duzen River. Van Duzen and Dinsmore WUI areas.
Don Bridge Waterline
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2005 
Expected:04/2011
 
06/2011 George Frey
(707) 441-3631
gfrey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Use and Maintenance a spring diversion and waterline
Location: UNIT - Mad River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Trinity. LEGAL - Sec 20, 29 and 30 T2S R8E HM. Mgmt Area - VQO Retention, General Forest, Watershed - Upper Mad River.
George Wilson Water Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/01/2004 
Expected:08/2011
 
10/2011 George Frey
(707) 441-3631
gfrey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special use permit for water spring box and waterline.
Location: UNIT - Mad River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Humboldt. LEGAL - T1N R6E Sec 7, HM. Management Area - General Forest, Riparian; Watershed - Upper Van Duzen.
IPN Fiber Optic Cable Line
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:12/2010  05/2011 George Frey
(707) 441-3631
gfrey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installing 2.5 miles of fiber optic cable to existing PG&E Cottonwood-Humboldt Transmission line No.2
Location: UNIT - Mad River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Humboldt, Trinity. LEGAL - T2N R5E Sec 2 and 12, T2N R6E Sec 17 and 35, T1NR6E Sec 1 HM. Management Area - Special Habitate and Partial Retention; Watershed Van Duzen and Middle Mad.
KZ Oak Restoration Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Daniel Dill
707-574-6849
drdill@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fuel reduction and oak woodland restoration on approximately 895 acres of oak woodlands with conifer encroachment. Removal of brush and small diameter trees.
Location: UNIT - Mad River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Trinity. LEGAL - T3S, R6E; T3S, R7E and T4S, R7E Humboldt B&M. LRMP Management Areas: General Forest, Special Habitat, and Riparian Reserve. Key Watershed: North Fork Eel River.
Kelsey Peak Timber Sale and Fuelbreak Project
EIS
- Recreation management  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 04/30/2010
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
04/2011 Daniel Dill
707-574-6849
drdill@fs.fed.us 
Description: Timber harvesting through commercial thinning on about 2,250 acres and fuelbreak construction of about 2540 acres along strategic roads.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30389
Location: UNIT - Mad River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Trinity. LEGAL - T2S, R8E & T3S, R8E Humboldt B&M; T28N, R12W & T27N, R12W Mt. Diablo B&M. LRMP Management Areas: General Forest, Partial Retention Visual Quality Objective, Retention Visual Quality Objective, and Riparian Reserve. Non-key Watershed: Upper Mad River.
Mad River Modular Barracks Installation
CE
- Facility management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Richard Falk
707-574-6233
richardfalk@fs.fed.us 
Description: Site preparation and installation of a modular barracks unit on the Mad River District residential compound.at an existing stockpile facility.
Location: UNIT - Mad River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Trinity. LEGAL - T1N, R7E, Sec. 17, Humboldt B&M. LRMP Management Area: General Forest. Non-key watershed: Van Duzen River.
Nickols Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/11/2010  06/2014 George Frey
(707) 441-3631
gfrey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a special use permit for reconstruction and use of an existing road for access to private property
Location: UNIT - Mad River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Trinity. LEGAL - T1S R6E Sec 12 HM. Management Area - General Forest, Riparian; Watershed - Middle Mad River.
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Six Rivers National Forest,   Orleans 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
Aikens Creek Campground Gate Reinstallation
CE
- Facility management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2010 
Expected:10/2010  10/2010 Bob Hemus
530-627-3291
bhemus@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reinstall an existing gate at Highway 96 entrance for resource protection.
Location: UNIT - Orleans Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Humboldt. LEGAL - T9N R4E Section 30, HBM. UNIT - Orleans Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Humboldt. Management Area - Late Succesional Reserve, VQ Retention, Riparian Reserve. Watershed - Aikens Creek.
Cedar Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:05/2011  09/2011 Todd Salberg
530-627-3337
tsalberg@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercially thin natural stands and plantations and treat fuels on approximately 1700 acres.
Location: UNIT - Orleans Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Humboldt. LEGAL - T 11N, R5E, Secs. 21-22, 26-28, 33-36 and T10N, R5E, Secs. 2-4, 8-10, and 16-17, HBM. UNIT - Orleans Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Humboldt. Management Area - General Forest, Matrix and Late Successional Reserve. Watershed - Lower Middle Klamath.
Orleans Barracks Replacement Project
CE
- Facility management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2011 
Expected:12/2011  06/2012 Thomas Annand
530-627-3291x 3255
tannand@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replaces an older barracks facility on the Orleans statiion with a new one.
Location: UNIT - Orleans Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Humboldt. LEGAL - LEGAL - T11N R6E Sec 31 HBM. UNIT - Orleans Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Humboldt. Management Area - General Forest, Watershed - Middle Klamath.
PG&E 12kv Powerline Realignment
CE
- Special use management   On Hold  N/A  N/A George Frey
(707) 441-3631
gfrey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Realignment of 4 miles of PG&E powerline along Hwy 96
Location: UNIT - Orleans Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Humboldt. LEGAL - Sec . 2, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 19, 30 & 31 T10N, R5E, HM. Allocation - VQO Partial Retention, Watershed - Middle Klamath. UNIT - Orlean RD, STATE - California, COUNTY - Humboldt.
Ridgetop RAWS Installation
CE
- Facility management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:11/2010  12/2010 Thomas Annand
530-627-3291x 3255
tannand@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install remote automated weather station (RAWS) near the junction of forest roads 12N12 and 11N05.
Location: UNIT - Orleans Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Humboldt. LEGAL - T11N R4E Sec. 13. HBM. UNIT - Orleans Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Humboldt. Management Area - Late Successional Reserve. Watershed - Slate Creek.
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This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.