Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2011 to 06/30/2011
Plumas 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
Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Plumas National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Plumas National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Plumas National Forest,  Beckwourth Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Plumas National Forest,  Feather River Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Plumas National Forest,  Mt. Hough 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

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/19/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 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  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/25/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
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
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/27/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/2011 
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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Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Sierra Nevada Forest Plan Amendment (SNFPA)
EIS
- Land management planning  On Hold  N/A  N/A Donald Yasuda
916-640-1168
dyasuda@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prepare a narrowly focused analysis to comply with two orders issued by the Eastern District Court of California on November 4, 2009. Correct the 2004 SNFPA Final SEIS to address range of alternatives and analytical consistency issues.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/snfpa/2010seis
Location: UNIT - Eldorado National Forest All Units, Lassen National Forest All Units, Modoc National Forest All Units, Sequoia National Forest All Units, Tahoe National Forest All Units, Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit, Carson Ranger District, Bridgeport Ranger District, Plumas National Forest All Units, Sierra National Forest All Units, Stanislaus National Forest All Units, Inyo National Forest All Units. STATE - California, Nevada. COUNTY - Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, El Dorado, Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Lassen, Madera, Mariposa, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Tulare, Tuolumne, Yuba, Douglas, Esmeralda, Mineral. LEGAL - Along the Sierra Nevada Range, from the Oregon/California border south to Lake Isabella as well as lands in western Nevada. Sierra Nevada National Forests.
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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
Mammoth Mountain Base Area Land Exchange
EA
- Land ownership management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:11/2011  01/2012 Sheila Irons
760-924-5534
sirons@fs.fed.us 
Description: Land exchange with Mammoth Mountain Ski Area of approximately 21 acres of land, currently under special use authorization, located at the Main Lodge area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30428
Location: UNIT - Mammoth Ranger District, White Mountain Ranger District, Mount Whitney Ranger District, Mt. Hough Ranger District, Mi-Wok Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Inyo, Mono, Plumas, Tuolumne. LEGAL - Land to be exchanged is located in T.3S, R. 27E., Sec 30, MDM. Proposal includes the acquisition of non-federal parcels to the Plumas and Stanislaus National Forests. Main Lodge, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area.
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Plumas 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
California Department of Water Resources - new permit for existing water monitoring sites
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/02/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
06/2011 Linda Morehouse Braxton
530-534-6500
lmorehousebraxton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Continued use and maintenance of 20 existing facilities and accessory structures needed to gather data on rainfall and snow depth forest wide. Current permit terminates 12/31/2010.
Location: UNIT - Plumas National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte, Plumas, Sierra. 20 locations Forest Wide.
Feather River College - Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 02/04/2011  03/2011 Peggy Gustafson
530-283-7620
pgustafson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue a five year permit to Feather River College for outdoor recreation and other college courses on the Plumas National Forest
Location: UNIT - Plumas National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - areas throughout Plumas National Forest. National Forest System lands throughout Mt. Hough, Feather River, and Beckwourth Ranger Districts.
PSREC Mid-Mile Fiber Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/02/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
06/2011 Dana Walsh
530-836-7141
danawalsh@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Plumas National Forest Proposes to issue a special use permit to Plumas Sierra Rural Electrict to install, maintain, and operate 13 miles of fiberoptic cable to be attached to overhead poles within in existing powerline right away.
Location: UNIT - Plumas National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Sections of T22N R11E, T22N R12E, T23N R13E, T23N R14E, T23N R15E, T23N R16E, T24N R09E, T24N R10E, T24N R11E, T24N R14E, T25N R10E, T25N R14E, T26N R14E, T26N R15E, T27N R14E, adn T28N R13E. The portion of the project that includes the Plumas National Forest would extend from Portola to Quincy, in Plumas County, California.
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Plumas 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
Veg Management Program for 14 PG&E Transmission line ROWs
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:09/2011  10/2011 David Wood
530-283-7772
dcwood@fs.fed.us 
Description: PG&E proposes to perform vegetation management practices in the right of way of 14 transmission lines in order to reduce the risk of fire and maintain a high standard of reliability. Activities include brush cutting, thinning, and herbicide.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District, Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. Located on the Plumas National Forest within 14 different transmission power lines.
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Plumas National Forest,   Beckwourth 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
Big Hill Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2011 
Expected:01/2012  06/2012 Dana Walsh
530-836-7141
danawalsh@fs.fed.us 
Description: Strategically place DFPZ and WUI treatments to modify fire behavior and improve forest resilience. Activities include mechanical thinning, hand thinning, piling, mastication, group selection, prescribed burning, and associated transportation planning
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Sec 11-15, 22-26,36 T23N R10E; Sec 1-11 T22N R11E; Sec 1-24, 27-34, 36 T23N R11E; Sec 26, 34-36 T24N R11E; Sec 6-7, 18-19, 30-32 T23N R12E; Sec 5-9 T22N R12E. The project area is located northwest of the town of Graeagle in the vicinity of Eureka Ridge and in the vicinity of the Cromberg and Sloat Communities.
Frenchman WC Aspen Hand Thin Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2010 
Expected:09/2010  06/2011 Russell Nickerson
530-836-2575
rnickerson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Over the next several years Frenchman Work Center will conduct project work within aspen stands. Confier trees less than 11 inches dbh will be hand thinned within aspen stands and within 50 feet of the stands.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T 24N, R 16E, Sec: 32, T 25N, R 15E, Sec: 2, 10-11, 14-15, 17, 20-23, 27. Located northwest of Frenchman Lake in the Dixie State Game Refuge and between the Frenchman Work Center and Cottonwood Spring Campground.
Goat Grazing Tall Whitetop
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants   Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2009 
Expected:04/2009  06/2009 Michael Friend
530-836-7167
mjfriend@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Beckwourth Ranger District proposes to use goats to treat the infestation of the noxious weed, tall whitetop (Lepidium latifolium) in the Ramelli Ranch allotment.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - The legal description of the area is: T23N, R14E Sec. 26, 27, 28, and 29. It is comprised of the river corridor on both sides of County Road A-23, south of State Highway 70, and north of the railroad.
Gold Lake Campground Toilets 3 & 4
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/05/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
10/2011 Judy Schaber
(530) 836-7126
jschaber@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install two new vault toilets at Gold Lake Campground. These toilets would replace the portable toilets that are now being used.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T21N R12E Section 17. Gold Lake Campground.
Grizzly Valley, Grizzly Valley Community, and Humbug Allotments
EA
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:04/2011  08/2011 Kyla Sabo
530-836-2575
kylasabo@fs.fed.us 
Description: Range Environmental Assessment
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31015
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T24N, R13E, multiple sections, T 23N, R 12 E and 13E, multiple sections. Beckwourth Ranger District near Lake Davis.
Ingalls Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/12/2010
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 Kyla Sabo
530-836-2575
kylasabo@fs.fed.us 
Description: Defensible Fuel Profile Zone, group selection, riparian hardwood restoration, road reconstruction, decommissioning, temporary road construction and subsequent decommissioning.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29414
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T 24N R 13E Sec. 3-10, 14-20, 22, 23,25, 26, T 24N R 12E Sec. 1, 2, 11-15, 21-24, T 25N R 12E Sec. 1, 12, 13, 22-27, 33-36, T 25N R 13E Sec. 2-11, 15-22, 27-34. The project area is located near Lake Davis and is approximately 5-10 miles north of the town of Portola.
Jackson Project (old name Happy Jack Project)
EA
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/25/2010
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 01/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
06/2011 Russell Nickerson
530-836-2575
rnickerson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Defensible Fuel Profile Zone (DFPZ), Group Selection (GS) in addition to, Wildland Urban Interface fuels reduction. Road reconstruction, decommissioning and construction, approx. 10-miles of temp road construction and subsequent decom.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=20332
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T22N, R11E; T22N, R12E; T23N, R11E; T23N, R12E. Approximately 4-11 miles northwest of Portola and 1-7 miles north of Graeagle.
Lake Davis Kiosk Remodel
EA
- Facility management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/23/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
05/2012 Judy Schaber
(530) 836-7126
jschaber@fs.fed.us 
Description: Remodel the existing kiosk into a sheltered picnic area. Install a new vault toilet with the Sweet Smelling Toilet Design.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T23N R13E Section 2. Lake Davis Recreation Area, at dam.
Lake Davis Trail phase 2
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/08/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
06/2012 Judy Schaber
(530) 836-7126
jschaber@fs.fed.us 
Description: Continue the non-motorized Lake Davis Trail around Lake Davis from just south of Lightning Tree Campground around the northwest side of the lake.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T24N R13E Sections 20, 21, 2229, 32, & 33 and T23N R13E Sections 3 & 10. Lake Davis Recreation Area.
Last Chance Creek Watershed Restoration Project Phase II
EA
- Watershed management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:11/2011  06/2012 Antonio Duenas
530-836-7156
tduenas@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restore the hydrologic function of approximately 8 miles (5 miles located on public lands) of Last Chance Creek .
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T26N R13E Sections 14, 12 & 11 and T26N R14E Sections 27, 26, 23, 22, 18, 17, 16, 15, 8 & 7. Last Chance HUC 5 Watershed.
Meadow Restoration Monitoring and Evaluation
CE
- Research  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/17/2010 
Expected:06/2011
 
06/2011 Antonio Duenas
530-836-7156
tduenas@fs.fed.us 
Description: A Standford University Graduate Student will be monitoring and evaluating the state of the hydrologic system and flows of water across the meadow landscape within meadow restoration sites on the Beckwourth Ranger District.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T24N R13E, S4, T25N, R13E, S2, 25, 33&36, T26N R13E, S 1, 3, 10&14, T26N R14E, S 16, 17, 19, 23, 24, 29&30, and T27N R13E, S 36,. Eighty-four Individual monitoring site locations throughout the Beckwourth Ranger District.
Meadowview/Rowland Restoration Project
EA
- Watershed management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/17/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
08/2012 Brendan Waterman
530-836-2575
bwaterman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project consists of restoring two eastside montane meadows (252 acres) and improving channel stability for 2.3 miles within the Upper Feather River Watershed on Last Chance and Rowland Creeks.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=28848
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T25N R16E, Section 13 and T25N R15E, Sections 7, 8, 18 & 19. Last Chance Creek and Frenchman Lake Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC) 5 Watershed.
Nelson Creek Historic Trail
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/17/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
06/2011 Judy Schaber
(530) 836-7126
jschaber@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reopen the historic Nelson Creek Trail from Zumwalt Flat to the LaPorte Rd. Add a few sections of new trail to connect existing trail or correct over grade problems is also being planned.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T23N R10E Sections 36,35, 26, 23, 22, 15. Zumwalt Flat to the La Porte Rd.
Peters Road Project
EA
- Road management  Completed  Actual: 02/22/2011  02/2011 Kyla Sabo
530-836-2575
kylasabo@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct a new road to provide access through the Plumas National Forest to a private land parcel that currently is inaccessible.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T 25N, R 16E, Sections 19 and 30. Four miles north of Frenchman Lake, Plumas County, CA.
Sulphur and Barry Creek Restoration Project
EA
- Watershed management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2012 
Expected:10/2012  06/2013 Antonio Duenas
530-836-7156
tduenas@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project consist of restoring approximately 0.5 mile of Sulphur Creek (0.28 mile) and Barry Creek (0.24 mile). Project may also include a Timber Sale component for the removal of encroaching conifers on cottonwood stands within the project area.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T21N R13E Sections 4 & 5. Lake Davis - Long Valley Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC) 5 Watershed.
Upper Dotta Canyon Restoration Project
EA
- Watershed management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/17/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
08/2011 Brendan Waterman
530-836-2575
bwaterman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project consists of restoring an eastside montane meadow (253 acres) and improving channel stability for 2.9 miles on Red Clover Creek within Dotta Canyon.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=28849
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T24N R14E, Sections 25, 26, & 36. Red Clover Creek Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC) 5 Watershed.
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Plumas National Forest,   Feather 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
Bloomer and Sawmill Fire Lookout Hazard Reduction/Sight Path Clearing
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:01/2012  05/2012 Eric Murphy
530-532-8922
ejmurphy@fs.fed.us 
Description: The intent of these projects is to clear a site path to reestablish view path from the lookouts to communities, and individual homes at risk, and high hazard/risk areas that have been obscured by tree growth since the lookouts were established.
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte. LEGAL - Bloomer Lookout- T. 21N R. 5E, Section 30. Sawmill Peak Lookout- T. 23N R. 4E, Section 32. Bloomer Lookout, in Butte County, near Berry Creek off Rd 21N39 (50 acres NW of tower.) Sawmill Peak Lookout, in Butte County, near Magalia (20 acres East of tower).
Burnt Bridge/Cottage Creek Blackoak Enhancement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  On Hold  N/A  N/A Cindy Roberts
530-532-7467
ckroberts@fs.fed.us 
Description: Thin out small size conifers, less than 10 inch diameter, within a blackoak habitat area.
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Yuba. LEGAL - T19N R7E Sections 15 and 26. Dobbins watershed; near Challenge., CA.
California Department of Water Resources - Amend permit to install a streamgauge at 2nd location
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:04/2011  06/2011 Linda Morehouse Braxton
530-534-6500
lmorehousebraxton@fs.fed.us 
Description: CA DWR proposes to install a streamgauge station at the PG&E Miocene Dam near Magalia.
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte. LEGAL - SE 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Section 30, T23N, R4E. Miocene Dam near Magalia, California.
Challenge Work Center Invasive Species Management Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Facility management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Chris Christofferson
530-532-7473
cchristofferson@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project is designed to control non-native invasive plant species at the Challenge Work Center Administrative Site utilizing IPM practices.
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Yuba. LEGAL - T21N, R6E, Sec 7. Challenge Work Center, Feather River Ranger District located in the town of Challenge, CA.
Concow Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project
EIS
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/30/2010
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 03/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
03/2011 Carol Spinos
530-534-6500
cspinos@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reduce hazardous fuels and restore ecosystems affected by high-intensity wildfire near Paradise, Magalia, Yankee Hill, and Concow.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=10083
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte. LEGAL - Townships 22, 23, and 24 north and Ranges 3, 4, 5, and 6 east. The Concow Project Area is bounded by the No. Fork of the Feather River on the east and Little Butte Creek on the west, in the Wildland Urban Interface near Paradise, Magalia, Pulga, and Concow, CA.
Grizzly Summit Hazard Tree Project
CE
- Forest products  On Hold  N/A  N/A Eric Murphy
530-532-8922
ejmurphy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Hazard tree removal along Oro-Quincy Highway.
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T23N, R6E, Sections 28, 21, 22, 15, 14 and 11, MDM. Seven miles southwest of Bucks Lake on Highway 162.
Hawkeye Tunnel Mining Plan of Operation
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/25/2009 
Expected:01/2011
 
06/2011 Donna Duncan
530-532-7461
dmduncan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Underground mining operation, gravel washing and incidental occupancy for purpose of minerals extraction.
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T21N, R9E, Sec. 5, off Sierra County 690 Rd. Howland Flat, Sierra County.
Howland Flat Reforestation
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:02/2011  05/2011 Errol Solomon
530-532-7413
esolomon@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Feather River Ranger District (PNF) is proposing to reforest and release 30 acres of high mortality (burned) areas within the Howland Flat fire boundary over the next 5 years.
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T21N R9E S12. Adjacent to the Howland Flat Cemetary and the La Porte community.
Know Nothing Roadside Timber Sale
CE
- Forest products
- Road management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Eric Murphy
530-532-8922
ejmurphy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Removal of hazard trees along approximately 4 miles of forest roads 20N24, 22N24, and 21N16in the vicinity of Sly Creek Res (roads are near Know Nothing Creek). (R. 7& 8 E., T. 20N)
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte. LEGAL - All or portions of Sections 4, 5, 7, 8, & 18 T. 20 N. R. 8 E. and Sections 1, 2, & 12 T. 20 N. , R. 7 E. MDM. Near Strawberry Valley CA, in Butte County along approximately 4 miles of forest roads 20N24, 22N24, and 21N16in the vicinity of Sly Creek Res. (R. 7& 8 E., T. 20N).
La Porte-Quincy Hazard Tree
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:01/2012  06/2012 Eric Murphy
530-532-8922
ejmurphy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Tree mortality is occurring along La Porte Quincy Highway from the intersection with FS Road 514 to the intersection with 23N60Y. The unit includes areas in T. 21N, R9E, Secs. 2,3,10. and T. 22N, R9E., Secs. 5, 8, 17, 18, 19, 25, 30, 32, 35, 36
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T. 21N, R9E, Sections 2,3, and 10. and T. 22N, R9E., Sections 5, 8, 17, 18, 19, 25, 30, 32, 35, 36. MDM. La Porte-Quincy Hwy in Plumas County near La-Porte, along approx 6 miles, from intersection with FS Road 514 to the intersection with 23N60Y Rd.
Little Grass Valley Campground Restoration
CE
- Land management planning
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/01/2009 
Expected:07/2010
 
07/2010 Errol Solomon
530-532-7413
esolomon@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project involves interplanting conifers for forest health while providing privacy screening within the campgrounds
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte. LEGAL - 5 sites in T22N R9E S27, 28, 31, 33, 34. Little Grass Velley Campground - Road 57.
Milsap Bar Campground Rehabilitation
CE
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Deb Schoenberg
530-532-7460
dschoenberg@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project consists of maintenance, rehabilitation, modernization and resource protection within the footprint of an existing developed campground.
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte. T21N, R6E, Sec.2, on the Middle Fork Feather River at 22N62 Road, within the footprint of the Milsap Bar campground.
On Top Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project EIS
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 02/22/2011
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 06/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
05/2012 Carol Spinos
530-534-6500
cspinos@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project proposes to reduce the risk from wildfires to rural communities and forest resources, improve forest health and contribute to the economic stability of rural communties near Bucks Lakes and surrounding areas.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31263
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte, Plumas. LEGAL - T22N, R6E, S1-2, 11. T22N, R8E, S5-6. T23N, R6E, S2-3, 10-15, 19-23, 26-30, 33-36. T23N, R7E, S7, 10, 12-16, 18, 21-25, 36. T23N, R8E, S18-20, 29-35. Bucks Lake area from Soapstone Hill on the west, to Mt. Ararat on the east.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company - 12 KV power line extension
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Linda Morehouse Braxton
530-534-6500
lmorehousebraxton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Extension of an existing 12 KV power line in the Concow area along the Rim Road (FS Road 23N06). The proposed line extension is approximately 1900' with approximately 875' on National Forest System lands.
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte. LEGAL - SW 1/4 Section 12, T22N, R4E. Along the Rim Road in the Concow area.
Pendola Silviculture Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:02/2011  05/2011 Errol Solomon
530-532-7413
esolomon@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Feather River Ranger District (PNF) is proposing to treat a minimum of 160 acres of plantation ground within the Pendola boundary. Treatments will include: mastication, hand cutting and piling, pile burning, under burning, reforesting and release
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T18N R7E S2,11,12, 14, 15, and 26. Located near Bullards Reservoir and adjacent to the Challenge community.
Provost, Leonard - new permit for existing access road.
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:06/2011  07/2011 Linda Morehouse Braxton
530-534-6500
lmorehousebraxton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Continued use and maintenance of an existing access road, approximately 150' on National Forest System lands, to private property.
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T22N, R9E, Section 34. Near Little Grass Valley Reservoir, north of La Porte, California.
Silvertip Roadside Hazard Timber Sale
CE
- Forest products
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 02/25/2011  07/2011 Eric Murphy
530-532-8922
ejmurphy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Removal of hazard trees along approximately 4 miles of forest road 22N60 road (silvertip road) in T.22N R.9E.
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - All or portion of Sections 12, 13, 14, 22, 23, and 27 - T. 22N., R. 9E. MDM. Silvertip Rd in Plumas County near LaPorte, along approximately 4 miles of forest road 22N60 (silvertip road) from pvt boundary in sec 27 to junction with 22N27 in sec 12 - T.22N R.9E.
South Feather Water & Power Agency - Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Linda Morehouse Braxton
530-534-6500
lmorehousebraxton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Continued operation and maintenance of facilities and campgrounds associated with the Sly Creek Recreation Area near Strawberry Valley, CA.
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte. LEGAL - Portions of Sections 16, 17, 18, & 19, T20N, R8E, MDM. Approximately 2 miles north of Strawberry Valley, CA.
South Feather Water & Power Agency Antennae Placement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:04/2011  06/2011 Linda Morehouse Braxton
530-534-6500
lmorehousebraxton@fs.fed.us 
Description: SFW&PA proposes to install an 18' tall antennae approximately 25' from the existing South Fork Feather River stream gauge station to provide for realtime data relay of instream flows.
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - SW 1/4 Section 22, T22N, R9E. South Fork Feather River, just above Little Grass Valley Reservoir.
Sunset Lookout Hazard Reduction and Sight Path Clearing
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Facility management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:09/2011  01/2012 Eric Murphy
530-532-8922
ejmurphy@fs.fed.us 
Description: The intent of this project is to clear a site path to reestablish a view path from the lookout to communities, and individual homes at risk, and high hazard/risk areas that have been obscured by tree growth since the lookouts were established.
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte. LEGAL - Township 19 North Range 6b East, Northwest corner of Section 9. Sunset Hill Lookout in Butte County near Forbestown, off Forbestown Road, in T 19N. R. 6E. Section 9.
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Plumas National Forest,   Mt. Hough 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
ATT Passive Reflector Amendment Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:05/2011  07/2011 Peggy Gustafson
530-283-7620
pgustafson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Amend the current permit to include a new location along Forest road 26N26 and an existing repeater site would be developed by installing two 35 foot poles, 6 feet apart to house microwave antennaes, solar charger & panel and radio cabinet.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T26N R7E Section 7 and T25N R8E Section 28. Forest road 26N26 and Twelve Mile Bar.
American Valley Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project
CE
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/03/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
04/2011 Ryan Bauer
530-283-7673
rbauer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Hand-thinning, piling and burning, mastication, and underburning to reduce hazardous fuels on approximately 346 acres of public land adjacent to private lands within the WUI around Quincy, CA.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30042
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T24N, R10E, Sections 8, 15, 16, 17, 19 and 22. T24N, R9E, Section 24. East and south of American Valley and the community of East Quincy, California.
Antelope Lake Eagle Nest Stand Fuels Reduction
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 02/16/2011  06/2011 Gary Rotta
530-283-0555
grotta@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project proposes to reduce ground fuels in order to help protect residual pines of all ages within the Boat Ramp Bald Eagle nest stand from wildfire or a future underburn. Additional standing dead ladder fuels would be felled, piled and burned.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34923
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T27N, R12E, Section 23 MDBM. The Antelope Lake Eagle Nest Stand Fuels Reduction Project is located near the boat ramp at Antelope Lake.
Antelope Lake Picnic Rehabilitation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011  07/2012 Peggy Gustafson
530-283-7622
jschaber@fs.fed.us 
Description: Remove existing toilet building and install new vault toilet. Replace existing picnic tables with refurbished tables and expand to 10 picnic sites. Install barriers to allow access to picnic sites and prevent driving outside sites.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T27N R12E Section 23. Antelope Picnic Area, Antelope Lake.
Belden, Eva, Alta, Long Bar Placer Exploration Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Leslie Edlund
530-283-7650
ledlund@fs.fed.us 
Description: Exploratory mining operation involving removal of flood overburden with a backhoe and bulldozer. Samples would be transported to a processing unit consisting of a wash plant, sluice boxes and settling pond using water from the river.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T25N, R6E, Section 24, MDBM. Belden, CA along the south side of the Feather River.
Bucks Lake Fuels Reduction and Roadside Hazard Tree Removal Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:04/2012  08/2012 Michelle Coppoletta
530-285-0555
mcoppoletta@fs.fed.us 
Description: Removing hazardous trees along roads and recreation sites, thinning along roadways to reduce fuels, and implement road maintenance activities to restore watershed health.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=18963
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T23N, R7E, Sections 1,3,4,9,11,12. T23N, R8E, Sections 5,6,7,18. T24N, R7E, Sections 27, 28, 29, 32, 36. T24N, R8E, Sections 18 and 32. The project is located about 10 miles west of Quincy, California. National Forest System Roads 24N24, 24N29Y, 24N33, 24N34, 24N87X and Plumas County roads 414 and 423.
Bucks Lake Lodge Reconstruction Project
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/22/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 Peggy Gustafson
530-283-7620
pgustafson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reconstruction of the main building of the Bucks Lake Lodge which burned in Jan 2010. The lodge would consisit of a restaurant, bar and store approximately 1400 to 2000 square feet in size.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T23N, R7E, Section 3, MDBM. Bucks Lake along the Oroville-Quincy Highway.
Cattle Springs MYLF Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/07/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
06/2011 George Garcia
530-283-7828
gcgarcia@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will deepen two existing ponds at Cattle Springs in order to provide better overwintering habitat for first year Mountain Yellow-legged Frog tadpoles. This project will also construct a small exclosure fence around the ponds.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34125
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T 23N, R9E, Section 9. This project is located at Cattle Springs where NFS Road 23N68 terminates.
Dark Ravine Placer Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/14/2010 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 Leslie Edlund
530-283-7650
ledlund@fs.fed.us 
Description: This mining exploration project would first using a mini excavator and highbanker to process gravel deposits in the upper portion of the claim. The next phase would use a portable trommel and backhoe to test the thicker gravel deposits.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T26N, R8E, Sections 23 & 24, MDBM. 5 miles southwest of Greenville, CA in Dark Ravine.
Dawn Institute - new permit for existing water system
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 03/03/2011  07/2011 Linda Morehouse Braxton
530-534-6500
lmorehousebraxton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Continued use and maintenance of an existing water system that supplies water, including two spring boxes, one pump housing, electrical box and appurtenances, and approximately 1600' of pipe line.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T25N, R9E, Section 3. Near Indian Falls.
Farnworth, Melvin & Dorothy - new permit for existing water system.
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 03/03/2011  07/2011 Linda Morehouse Braxton
530-534-6500
lmorehousebraxton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Continued operation and maintenance of a water system, including reservoir and access road.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T24N, R10E, Section 15. Approximately 2 miles east of Quincy, California.
Greenhorn Creek Restoration Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/15/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
08/2011 Kelby Gardiner
530-283-7686
kgardiner@fs.fed.us 
Description: A RAC project proposed to restore trout populations and bank stability to Greenhorn Creek in American Valley. Fish passage and bank stabilization improvements would be made in six locations along Greenhorn Creek.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31639
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - The project is located in Township 24N, Range 10E and Sections 21, 16, 17, 8 and 7. The project area encompasses private lands and NFS land along Greenhorn Creek in American Valley.
Hallsted Campground Rehabilitation Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:05/2011  08/2011 Erika Brenzovich
530-283-5189
ebrenzovich@fs.fed.us 
Description: Rehabilitatation of Hallsted Campground includes replacing the restroom and campground amenities, resurfacing camp spurs and roads, replacing the electrical distribution and water systems, and developing accessible campsites and river access.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T 25N, R8E, Section 22. Hallsted Campground is located approximately 18 miles from Quincy; the nearest town is Twain.
Halstead Campground Timber Sale
CE
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
Completed  Actual: 01/06/2011  06/2011 Andrew Hart
530-283-7643
ajhart@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of this project is to remove approximately 25 hazard trees and slash within Halstead Campground in order to create a safer facility.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34128
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T25N, R8E, section 22 MDBM. The Halstead Campground Timber Sale is located northeast of Twain on Highway 70.
Hyde, David - new permit for existing water system
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 03/03/2011  07/2011 Linda Morehouse Braxton
530-534-6500
lmorehousebraxton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Continued operation and maintenance of a water system that includes an intake box and approximately 200' of 4" pipe line is on National Forest System lands. Supplies water for domestic purposes.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T25N, R10E, Section 12. 3 1/2 miles southeast of Taylorsville.
Jatczak, Casimir and Diane - new permit for existing water system
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 03/03/2011  07/2011 Linda Morehouse Braxton
530-534-6500
lmorehousebraxton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Continued use and maintenance of an existing water system, including 1550' of 4" water line and a collection box.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T25N, R8E, Section 14. Highway 70 corridor near Twain.
Keddie Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project
EIS
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 04/01/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
06/2012 Katherine Carpenter
530-283-7619
kacarpenter@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction of fuelbreaks known as Defensible Fuel Profile Zones, thinning and group selection harvests, protection and enhancement of sensitive plant and wildlife habitat, road improvements, and noxious weed treatments.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=19040
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Keddie Project is 103,329 acres. Please see "Other Project Information" for the "Legal Land Description". Keddie Project is within the vicinity of Keddie Ridge, Round Valley Reservoir, and Mt. Jura. Communities within include Greenville, Crescent Mills, and Taylorsville, California.
Keddie Ridge Roadside and Deck Salvage Sale Project
CE
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/14/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
06/2011 Andrew Hart
530-283-7643
ajhart@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project proposes to remove three decks on National Forest System roads 27N19 and 27N19X created during the Moonlight Fire of 2007. Additionally, this project would remove roadside hazards along nine miles of NFS roads 28N32, 27N19, and 27N19X.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34562
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T27N, R10E, Sections 17, 20, 28, and 29. The three decks lie along NFS roads 27N19X and 27N19 and the roadside hazard tree removal would occur along nine miles of NFS roads 28N32, 27N19, and 27N19X south of the Lassen County line.
Lost Cove Boat Launch Maintenance and Improvements
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011  09/2012 Peggy Gustafson
530-283-7622
jschaber@fs.fed.us 
Description: Maintain existing parking area with chipseal overlay and replace substandard boat ramp with V grooved cement. Install: Two ADA parking spaces with pathway; a vault toilet; 3 picnic tables with shade structure; and 7 boat trailer parking spaces.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T27N R12E Section 23. Lost Cove Boat Launch, Antelope Lake.
Massack Water User Association - new permit for an existing water system.
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 03/03/2011  07/2011 Linda Morehouse Braxton
530-534-6500
lmorehousebraxton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Continued operation and maintenance of an existing water system, including approximately 6,900' of 2" diameter pipeline, a storage tank, and springbox, which supplies water to the Association.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T24N, R10E, Sections 23 and 26. Approximately 5 miles east/southeast of Quincy, California.
Meadow Valley Barracks PSW
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Facility management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:05/2011  08/2011 Peggy Gustafson
530-283-7620
pgustafson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Demolish the existing Teachers Assistant building and replace it with a new Region 5 standard barracks building. Install new septic system and well and electrical hookup. The construction site would be approximately .25 acres.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T24N, R8E, Section 27. U.C. Berkeley Forestry Camp, Meadow Valley.
Mt. Hough Deer Habitat Improvement Burn
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/28/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
03/2012 Gary Rotta
530-283-0555
grotta@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project is proposed to set back the successional growth of existing 45+ year old shrubland habitat to allow for improved forage quality and foraging access for mule deer by broadcast burning 730 acres between Tollgate Creek and Gilson Creek.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35174
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T25N, R9E, Sections 20, 21, 28, and 29. The proposed action would occur between Tollgate Creek and Gilson Creek on the west side of Mt. Hough, near Quincy, CA.
Oakland Camp water and sewer improvements
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:05/2011  07/2011 Peggy Gustafson
530-283-7622
jschaber@fs.fed.us 
Description: Sewer improvements include relocation of the existing leach field and replacement a portion of exisiting sewer line. Water system improvements would add a new 10,000 gallon tank.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T25N R10E Section 31. Oakland Camp, Oakland Camp Road.
Peter, James - new permit for existing water system.
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 03/03/2011  07/2011 Linda Morehouse Braxton
530-534-6500
lmorehousebraxton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Continued operation and maintenance of a water system that includes a concrete diversion dam (2' x 15'), and 3,380' of 8" diameter pipeline. Supplies water for irrigation purposes and hydroelectric power.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T26N, R10E, Sections 7 and 8. Approximately 5 miles northeast of Taylorsville, CA.
Rattlesnake Hill Timber Sale
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/12/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
06/2011 Andrew Hart
530-283-7643
ajhart@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project is proposed to sell trees felled and left in place by CA Department of Water Resources near the Rattlesnake Hill snow sensor site. This project would also fell and remove roadside hazard trees on NFS road 26N38 leading to the site.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34163
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T27N, R8E, Sections 33, 35, and 35; T26N, R8E, Sections 2 and 11. Trees would be removed at the Rattlesnake Hill snow sensor site and along 4.6 miles of NFS road 26N38 from Seneca road up to the snow sensor site.
Robbins, James & Lois - new permit for an existing water system.
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 03/03/2011  07/2011 Linda Morehouse Braxton
530-534-6500
lmorehousebraxton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Continued operation and maintenance of an existing water system, consisting of a stream diversion with a 2' x 4' collection box and approximately 1,260' of buried steel and plastic pipeline. Supplies water for irrigation and firefighting purposes.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T25N, R8E, Section 23. Approximately 1 1/2 miles east of Twain, California.
Snake Lake Campground Enhancement Project
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/29/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 Peggy Gustafson
530-283-7620
pgustafson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improvements to the existing Snake Lake CG including 8 new equestrian campsites, 15 picnic tables, fire rings, grills, handicapped accessible route to the restroom, 8 horse corrals and mounting ramps, access road and spurs for new sites and thinning.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T25N, R9E, Section 6, MDBM. Snake Lake Campground, 4 miles northwest of Quincy, CA.
Snake Lake Meadow Thinning II Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/01/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
06/2011 Gary Rotta
530-283-0555
grotta@fs.fed.us 
Description: This joint project with the Mule Deer Foundation proposes to improve summer range foraging habitat and maintain habitat diversity for the Sloat Deer Herd through piling and burning in order to maintain open, early seral and meadow habitat.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34921
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T24N, R9E, Section 5, MDBM. Project treatments would occur on the east side of Snake Lake.
Taylor Made Placer Exploration
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/02/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 Peggy Gustafson
530-283-7650
ledlund@fs.fed.us 
Description: Plan of Operations for exploratory trenching in the Taylor Gulch area. The proposal includes excavation with a mini excavator to remove overburden. Material would be screened with a metal detector. Material will be replaced after processing.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T24N, R8E, Sections 33 & 34, MDBM. Taylor Gulch, access is through Meadow Valley to NFS Road 23N16 to NFS Road 23N16A.
Union Pacific Railroad, Canyon Subdivision, Culvert Replacement Project
EA
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/10/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
09/2011 Peggy Gustafson
530-283-7620
pgustafson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installing new culverts and construction of staging areas & access roads to facilitate the replacements. New culverts will be installed either in place of the existing culverts or above the existing structures (some existing culverts will be plugged)
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte, Plumas. LEGAL - T22N, R4E, Sec 30; T22N, R4E, Sec 22; T24N, R6E, Sec 10; T25N, R6E, Sec 35; T25N, R9E, Sec 15 MDBM. Multiple Locations in Plumas and Butte Counties.
Waters 2011 Timber Stand Improvement Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/12/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
08/2011 Linda Smith
530-283-7628
llsmith@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would masticate approximately 589 acres of plantations in order to improve growth and vigor of residual trees, reduce stand brush fuel accumulations, and enhance the development of existing plantations into mature timber stands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34893
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T23N, R8E, Sections 1-4, 8, 10-14, 17. T23N, R9E, Sections 6, 7, 18. T24N, R8E, Section 36. T24N, R9E, Sections 31 and 32. Project units surround Third Water Creek in Meadow Valley, CA between the Big Creek drainage and Deanes Valley.
Wildcat/Boulder Restoration Project
EA
- Watershed management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2011 
Expected:07/2012  08/2012 Kelby Gardiner
530-283-7686
kgardiner@fs.fed.us 
Description: Stabilize stream bed, improve aquatic species passage, and reduce sediment transport rates.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32416
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T24N, R12E, Sections 2 and 15; T24N, R 13E, Section 31; T28N, R12E, Sections 21, 26, 27 and 36. Boulder Creek and Thompson Creek, north of Antelope Lake.
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