Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2013 to 03/31/2013
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, 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
Gypsy Moth Management in the United States: A Cooperative Approach
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed  Actual: 11/28/2012  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.
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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 02/2013 
Expected:04/2013  05/2013 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.
Renovation of Historic Residential Structures
CE
- Facility management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/14/2012 
Expected:10/2013
 
05/2014 Rocio Espinoza
707-441-3520
respinoza02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renovate 8 historic residential buildings and respective outbuildings by performing routine maintenance in addition to architectural and structural improvements.
Location: UNIT - Orleans Ranger District, Lower Trinity Ranger District, Mad River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Siskiyou, Trinity. Orleans District (T11N, R6E, S31), Oak Bottom Admin Site (T11N, R6E, S2), Salyer Guard Station (T6N, R5E, S14), Mad River Compound (T1N, R6E, S17), Zenia Guard Station (T3S, R6E, S11).
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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
Charter Communications Fiber Optic Line through SRNRA
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/17/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
10/2012 Julia Everta
707-441-3631
gfrey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Placement of a 13.6 mile fiber optic pole line within the PacifiCorp 115 kv transmission line corridor running parallel to the Gasquet Toll Road (Del Norte Cty Road 314 from Ore. border to Gasquet).
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36242
Location: UNIT - Gasquet Ranger District/Smith River NRA. STATE - California. COUNTY - Del Norte. LEGAL - T18N R3E HM, Sec 1, 2, 10, 11, 15, 21, 22, 28, 32 & 33, T17N R3E HM, Sec 5, 7, 8, 18, T17N R2E HM, Sec 12, 13, 21, 22, 23, & 24. UNIT - Smith River NRA, STATE - California, COUNTY - Del Norte.
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 01/2013 
Expected:06/2013  08/2013 Brenda Devlin
707-457-3131-3862
bdevlin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Integrated vegetation management project that will meet objectives for fuels treatment, habitat 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.
Grassy Flat and Big Flat Campground Improvement Project
CE
- Recreation management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Curtis Neppl
707-457-3872
cjneppl@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation of new water system plant and spring box at Grassy Flat and development of host sites at each campground.
Location: UNIT - Gasquet Ranger District/Smith River NRA. STATE - California. COUNTY - Del Norte. LEGAL - Grassy Flat T17N R2E, S 13 and 24; Big Flat T15N R2E, S 14. Grassy Flat T17N R2E, S 13 and 24; Big Flat T15N R2E, S 14.
PacifiCorp Power Line Authorization Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2012 
Expected:02/2013  07/2013 Julia Everta
707-441-3631
gfrey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of two PacifiCorp powerlines authorizations within the Smith River NRA that have expired. No changes are proposed for the new term.
Location: UNIT - Gasquet Ranger District/Smith River NRA. STATE - California. COUNTY - Del Norte. LEGAL - T18N R3E HM Sec 1,2,10,11,15,21,22,28, T17N R3E HM Sec 5,7,8,18, T17N R2E HM Sec 12,13,21- 24, T17N R1E HM Sec 21 -24. UNIT - Smith River NRA, STATE - California, COUNTY - Del Norte.
Smith River NRA Restoration and Motorized Travel Management
EIS
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 04/20/2012
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 04/2013 
Expected:09/2013
 
11/2013 Christy Prescott
707-441-3661
comments-pacificsouthwest-six-rivers@fs.fed.us 
Description: To make changes to the NFTS & MVUM, including adding, upgrading, downgrading, and decommisioning roads to provide for recreation opportunities, administrative needs and reduce risk. Restoration of select non-system routes is also included.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38813
Location: UNIT - Gasquet Ranger District/Smith River NRA. STATE - California. COUNTY - Del Norte. LEGAL - T13N to T19S, R1E to R5E. Gasquet Ranger District, Smith River National Recreation Area, Del Norte County, California.
Station 3 Fuel Break
CE
- Fuels management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/13/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
06/2013 Sheila Balent
707-457-3968
sbalent@fs.fed.us 
Description: roadside fuels treatment in a Wildland Urban Interface (WUI)
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=24831
Location: UNIT - Gasquet Ranger District/Smith River NRA. STATE - California. COUNTY - Del Norte. LEGAL - T17N, R1E, S 10, 11, 14, 15 and 22 HB&M. 17N21 and 17N22 roads on the 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
Bigfoot Community Fuels Reduction Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2013 
Expected:09/2013  10/2013 Andrew Spain
530-629-4487
aspain@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project aims to reduce hazardous fuels adjacent to private property by a combination of hand thinning trees and shrubs as well as prescribed burning.
Location: UNIT - Lower Trinity Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Humboldt. LEGAL - T7N, R5E, SEC 21 AND 28. Lower Trinity Ranger District, Six Rivers National Forest, Humboldt County, California.
Lower Trinity Plantation Thin and Timber Stand Improvement Project
CE
- Land management planning
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 10/19/2012  02/2013 Andrew Spain
530-629-4487
aspain@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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32315
Location: UNIT - Lower Trinity Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Humboldt, Trinity. LEGAL - T7N R4E Sec.13,24-26,34; T7N R5E Sec.19;T6N R5E Sec.4,7,9,16-19,22,25,27,34;T6N R6E Sec. 4,5,7,8,9,16,17,30,31,32; T5N R4E Sec. 1; T5N R5E Sec. 3,4,9-11,14,15; T5N R6E Sec. 5,6; T6N R4E Sec. 12,24,25. Lower Trinity Ranger District, Six Rivers Nation Forest, Trinity and Humbodlt Counties, California.
Mill Creek and Trinity Summit Allotments
EIS
- Grazing management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Rema Sadak
530-629-4284
rsadak@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
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2012 
Expected:05/2013
 
06/2013 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 Wayside Chapel
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2012 
Expected:12/2012  01/2013 Julia Everta
707-441-3543
jeverta@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of special use permit for existing church use.
Location: UNIT - Lower Trinity Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Trinity. LEGAL - Section 14, T6N, R5E, HM, Allocation - VQO Retention, Watershed - Middle Trinity. UNIT - Lower Trinity RD, STATE - California, COUNTY - Trinity.
Trinity River Community Protection Fuels Project
CE
- Fuels management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Andrew Spain
530-629-4487
aspain@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.
Walsh Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Julia Everta
707-441-3543
jeverta@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a road special use permit to access private property by way of an existing road.
Location: UNIT - Lower Trinity Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Trinity. LEGAL - S 1/2 Section 20, T. 6 N., R. 6 E., HM. UNIT - Lower Trinity RD, STATE - California, COUNTY - Trinity.
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 01/2013 
Expected:02/2013
 
03/2013 Kristen Lark
530-629-4938
klark@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
Bear Wallow Water Use
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2013 
Expected:07/2013  08/2013 Julia Everta
707-441-3631
gfrey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Divert water from a natural spring at Bear Wallow to a storage tank to be installed next to FS System Rd 2S08 for transport, bottling and sale off site.
Location: UNIT - Mad River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Trinity. LEGAL - T2S, R6E, HM, NW1/4, SW1/4 Section 34. UNIT - Mad River RD, STATE - California, COUNTY - Trinity.
Buck Mountain Vegetation and Fuel Management Project
EIS
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Shirley Rech
707-574-6233
srech@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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=29374
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.
KZ Oak Restoration Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Shirley Rech
707-574-6233
srech@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 12/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
07/2013 Shirley Rech
707-574-6233
srech@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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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.
Lamb Gap Community Protection Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:04/2013  05/2014 Nancy Curran
707-574-6233
ncurran@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction of a shaded fuel management zone on NFS lands that would connect similar shaded fuel management zones on adjacent private lands, creating an effective fuel management zone across land ownerships between Highway 36 and South Fork Mountain
Location: UNIT - Mad River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Trinity. LEGAL - Sections 23, 25, and 26, T. 1 N., R. 6 E., Humboldt Baseline and Merdian. LRMP Management Areas: Partial Retention VQO, Retention VQO, Managed Habitat.
Mad River Modular Barracks Installation
CE
- Facility management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Shirley Rech
707-574-6233
srech@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.
Ruth Fire Hazard Tree Abatement Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/28/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
05/2013 Jeremy Dorsey
707-574-6877
jdorsey02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Abatement of hazardous conditions along NFS roads within the 2011 Ruth Fire area by felling dead, dying, and damaged trees for the purpose of maintaining and promoting safe public access routes through this portion of the Mad River Ranger District
Location: UNIT - Mad River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Trinity. LEGAL - Sections 20, 21, 29, 30, 31, and 32, T. 2 S., R. 8 E., Humboldt Baseline and Meridian. LRMP Management Areas: General Forest, Riparian Reserves, Retention VQO, Partial Retention VQO.
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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
Cedar Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Fish Lake POC Sanitation
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2012 
Expected:03/2013  07/2013 Nolan Colegrove
530-627-3334
rbeltran@fs.fed.us 
Description: Removal of dead, dying and nearby POC at the back of the campground. Removal of the host species will reduce the potential to spread POC root disease in a high use Recreation area.
Location: UNIT - Orleans Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Humboldt. LEGAL - T10N, R4E, Sections 11 and 14 HMB. Fish Lake Campground.
Fish Lake Recreation Improvements
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:06/2013  07/2013 LeRoy Cyr
530-627-3262
lcyr@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install new boat dock /fishing platform and fish cleaning station. Repair and/or modify existing culvert outflow.
Location: UNIT - Orleans Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Humboldt. LEGAL - T 10N, R5E, S 14. Fish Lake.
Lindblom Hoops Waterline Renewal
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:11/2012  11/2012 Roberta Coragliotti
530-627-3333
rcoragliotti@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of existing waterline permit.
Location: UNIT - Orleans Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Siskiyou. LEGAL - T12N, R6E, SE1/4 Section 32. NIT - Orleans/Ukonom Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Siskiyou. Management Area - General Forest, Riparian Reserve; Watershed - Middle Klamath.
Orleans Barracks Replacement Project
CE
- Facility management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2012 
Expected:12/2012  06/2013 Nolan Colegrove
530-627-3207
ncolegrove@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.
Ridgetop RAWS Installation
CE
- Facility management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/08/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
08/2012 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.