Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2013 to 09/30/2013
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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R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
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)

R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Stormproofing of Forest Roads
CE
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2013 
Expected:08/2013  08/2013 Adam Dresser
707-441-3618
adresser@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project activities are include heavy road maintenance, such as: brushing, blading, grading, outsloping, spot rocking, culvert cleaning, slope stabilization, constructing water bars or rolling dips, replacing culverts, installing drop inlets, etc.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41279
Location: UNIT - Lower Trinity Ranger District, Mad River Ranger District, Orleans/Ukonom Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Humboldt, Mendocino, Siskiyou. LEGAL - T5S-9N, T12N-14N, R4E-8E HB&M, T26N-28N, R11W-12W, MDB&M. Ukonom, Lower Trinity and Mad River Ranger Districts on Six Rivers National Forest.
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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
Forestwide Aquatic Restoration Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2013 
Expected:11/2013  07/2014 Karen Kenfield
707-441-3585
kkenfield@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will address recovery actions for listed salmondids and aquatic habitat restoration including: riparian treatments, large woody debris recruitment and placement, off-channel winter rearing habitat, invasives management, etc.
Location: UNIT - Six Rivers National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Del Norte, Humboldt, Siskiyou, Trinity. LEGAL - Not Applicable. This project will occur on the Smith, Klamath, Salmon, Trinity, Mad and Eel River watersheds within the Six Rivers National Forest.
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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 08/2013 
Expected:09/2013  10/2013 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
Gordon Hill Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Heritage resource management
- Special area management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 03/13/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
08/2013 Brenda Devlin
707-457-3131-3862
comments-pacificsouthwest-six-rivers-smith-river-nra@fs.fed.us 
Description: Integrated vegetation management project that will meet objectives for fuels treatment, habitat restoration, and timber products
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32113
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.
Griffin Creek Culvert Replacement and County Road Paving
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/08/2013 
Expected:08/2013
 
08/2013 Mike McCain
707-457-3853
mmccain@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace current 30 inch pipe with 96 inch. Resurface and pave 3.25 miles on Del Norte roads 305, 314, 315, 316.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41248
Location: UNIT - Gasquet Ranger District/Smith River NRA. STATE - California. COUNTY - Del Norte. LEGAL - T18N, R4E, Section 9. Oregon Mt. Rd. (Del Norte Co. Rd. # 324) at Mile Post 1.94.
PacifiCorp Power Line Authorization Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2013 
Expected:08/2013  08/2013 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 Administrative Site Upgrade
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Heritage resource management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/11/2013 
Expected:09/2013
 
08/2014 Rocio Espinoza
707-441-3520
respinoza02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project includes construction of a new administrative office, wastewater treatment plant, 3 Bay Engine Warehouse w/ workshop, two 9 person barracks, hazmat shed; restore historic building; and demolish select buildings.
Location: UNIT - Gasquet Ranger District/Smith River NRA. STATE - California. COUNTY - Del Norte. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Smith River NRA compound in Gasquet, CA.
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 09/2013 
Expected:02/2014
 
06/2014 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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  Completed  Actual: 01/29/2013  06/2013 Sheila Balent
707-457-3968
sbalent@fs.fed.us 
Description: roadside fuels treatment in a Wildland Urban Interface (WUI)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2013 
Expected:01/2014  02/2014 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.
Oakes Waterline
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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.
Roots and Shoots Understory Rx
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2013 
Expected:08/2013  08/2013 Nolan Colegrove
530-627-3207
ncolegrove@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project aims at re-introducing low intensity understory prescribed fires in roadside areas which have been identified as having culturally important species for native collection such as Hazel, Willow, beargrass and huckleberry.
Location: UNIT - Lower Trinity Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Humboldt, Siskiyou. LEGAL - T7N R4E SEC 26; T6N R4E SEC 15,22,33; T4N R5E SEC 3;. Project units are located adjacent to roads on the Lower Trinity, Orleans and Ukonom Ranger Districts.
Salyer Wayside Chapel
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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.
Trinity Summit Range Assessment
EIS
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 04/2013 
Expected:02/2014  05/2014 Carolyn Cook
707-441-3551
comments-pacificsouthwest-six-rivers-lower-trinity@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will assess grazing and rangeland conditions in the Mill Creek and Trinity Summit Allotments located on the Lower Trinity Ranger District, Six Rivers National Forest.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41307
Location: UNIT - Lower Trinity Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Humboldt. LEGAL - within all or portions of T9NR5E, T9NR6E, T8NR5E, T8NR6E, T8NR7E, T7NR6E, T7NR7E. Mill, Tish Tang , and Horse Linto watersheds as well as the Trinity Alps Wilderness.
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 09/2013 
Expected:10/2013
 
06/2014 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
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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Nancy Curran
707-574-6233
ncurran@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
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Road management 
In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 04/30/2010
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 08/2013 
Expected:10/2013
 
02/2014 Jeff Jones
707-441-3553
jkjones@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/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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/26/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2013 
Expected:08/2013
 
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.
Ruth Fire Hazard Tree Abatement Project
CE
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/28/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
08/2013 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)  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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.