Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2012 to 06/30/2012
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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/19/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2011 
Expected:03/2012
 
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.
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  Completed  Actual: 03/23/2012  12/2011 Brenda Halter-Glenn
202-260-9400
bhalterglenn@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  Completed  Actual: 12/13/2011  01/2012 Glen Stein
801-200-2703
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  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/13/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
12/2012 Sheila Irons
760-924-5534
sirons@fs.fed.us 
Description: Exchange of approximately 21 acres of National Forest System land, currently under special use authorization to Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, located near the Main Lodge north of Highway 203 for approximately 1500 acres of land in California.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.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 addition of non-federal parcels to the Inyo, Plumas, and Stanislaus National Forests in California. 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:09/2011
 
10/2011 Deb Schoenberg
530-532-7460
dschoenberg@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, with dedicated winter use helispots. Current permit terminates 12/31/2010.
Location: UNIT - Plumas National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte, Plumas, Sierra. 20 locations Forest Wide.
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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
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:08/2012  10/2012 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
Recreation Site Improvements at Ross and McRae OHV Camps
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:11/2012  11/2012 Pandora Valle
530-836-7126
lsedlacek@fs.fed.us 
Description: The improvements include installing two accessible toilets at these two dispersed OHV Campgrounds.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T 22 N, R 11 East Sections 32 and 33. Ross and McRae OHV Campgrounds.
Barry Creek A
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:04/2012  05/2012 Don Fregulia
530-836-2575
dfregulia@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fuels reduction treatments on private land using Steven's Funds.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T21N R13E sec13 and sec 14. Off Highway 89 near Calpine Summit down Whitehawk Ranch.
Barry Creek B
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:04/2012  05/2012 Don Fregulia
530-836-2575
dfregulia@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fuels reduction treatments on private land using Steven's Funds
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T21N R13E sec13 and sec 14. Off Highway 89 near Calpine Summit down to Whitehawk Ranch.
Barry Creek C
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:04/2012  05/2012 Don Fregulia
530-836-2575
dfregulia@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fuels reduction treatments on private land using Steven's Funds
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T21N R13E sec13 and sec 14. Off Highway 89 near Calpine Summit down to Whitehawk Ranch.
Big Hill Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 05/18/2011 
Expected:08/2012
 
09/2012 Kyla Sabo
530-836-7157
kylasabo@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
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35005
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.
Camp Layman River Access Trail Work
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 03/05/2012  07/2012 Lisa Sedlacek
530-836-2575
lsedlacek@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposal is to clear two trails adjacent to the public camp.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T 23 R 11 Sections 19, 24. Camp Layman, Layman Tract recreation residences.
Cow Creek, Jenkins and Big Grizzly Creek Exclosures
CE
- Watershed management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/15/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
09/2012 Antonio Duenas
530-836-7156
tduenas@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Beckwourth RD, Watershed Department, proposes to install livestock fence exclosures along newly restored areas and connected stream and meadow systems in order to protect these sensitive areas from grazing effects.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T24N, R13E, Section 19, 29 and 34. Lake Davis.
Dotta Underburn Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012  05/2012 Don Fregulia
530-836-2575
dfregulia@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Dotta Underburn Project's objectives are to reduce hazardous fuels, improve wildlife habitat and forage, and to reduce wildfire risk around the communities of Beckwourth and Dixie Valley. Approximately 1,179 acres would be underburned.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T.24N, R14E, Sec 14, 15, 22, 23, 25-27, 35, 36. The Dotta UB is located at the head of Dotta Canyon along the headwaters of Red Clover Creek and adjacent to Red Clover Valley. The project area is on both the North and South sides of the Goodwin Ra.
Flynn Encroachment Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Land ownership management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2012 
Expected:06/2012  07/2012 David Drake
530-836-2575
ddrake@fs.fed.us 
Description: Removal of building structures, a pond and dam, septic system and cap a well that are encroaching on National Forest System Lands. The objective is to return NFS lands to it's original state.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T24N, R14E, Sec 21 and 28. Located off Beckwourth Genesee Road.
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 Boat Launching Facility
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Facility management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:11/2012  09/2013 Pandora Valle
530-836-7126
lsedlacek@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improve recreation facilities, providing 63 stalls and three accessible parking stalls for visitors.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T 22 N, R 12 E, Section 16. Lakes Basin Recreation Area, Gold Lake Boat Launching Facility.
Gold Lake Toilet#3
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2011 
Expected:10/2011  08/2012 Pandora Valle
530-836-2575
pvalle@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation of SST Toilet Building in the Gold Lake Campground
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T21N, R11E - Gold Lake Campground. Gold Lake Campground.
Grizzly Valley, Grizzly Valley Community, and Humbug Allotments
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/23/2011 
Expected:02/2012
 
02/2012 Kyla Sabo
530-836-2575
kylasabo@fs.fed.us 
Description: Range Environmental Assessment
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.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.
Last Chance Creek Phase II Restoration Project
EA
- Watershed management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:08/2012  08/2012 Antonio Duenas
530-836-7156
tduenas@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restore the hydrologic function of approximately 7.8 miles of Last Chance Creek and 402 acres of degraded meadow system.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=24308
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - The project area is in Sections 9, 10, 11, 14, and 15 of T26N, R13E and Sections 15, 16, and 17 of T26N, R14E. Last Chance HUC 5 watershed.
Meadow Restoration Monitoring and Evaluation
CE
- Research and Development  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/17/2010 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 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.
Meadow View Campground Hand Pump
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2011 
Expected:10/2011  06/2012 Pandora Valle
530-836-2575
pvalle@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation of a hand pump at the Meadow View Campground
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T25N. R16E Section 8. Meadow View Campground.
Meadowview/Rowland Restoration Project
EA
- Watershed management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/17/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2012 
Expected:02/2012
 
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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Mills Peak Trailhead Toilet
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2011 
Expected:12/2011  08/2012 Pandora Valle
530-836-7123
pvalle@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation of an SST toilet building near Mills Peak Lookout
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T21, R12, Section 10 - below the Mills Peak Lookout. Mills Peak Lookout.
Ramelli Creek Ranch
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Road management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2012 
Expected:05/2012  06/2012 David Drake
530-836-2575
ddrake@fs.fed.us 
Description: Road improvement to allow access to private parcel.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T 25N, R16E, sec 29. North of Frenchman Lake.
Smith Peak/Lake Davis Motorized and Non-Motorized Trail Planning
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/26/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2015 
Expected:03/2015
 
02/2017 Pandora Valle
530-836-7126
lsedlacek@fs.fed.us 
Description: Development of a winter and summer Recreation Mangement Plan for motorized and non-motorized recreation in the Jackson Creek, Smith Peak and Lake Davis Area.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Westernmost T23N, R11E, Sec.22 Easternmost T23N, R 13E, Section 26. Jackson Creek, Smith Peak and Lake Davis Recreation Area.
Snowmobile Tours from Chalet View Lodge
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2011 
Expected:10/2011  01/2012 Lisa Sedlacek
530-836-2575
lsedlacek@fs.fed.us 
Description: Sierra Touring Co, to lead snowmobile tours west of Lake Davis
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37303
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T22N, R13E, Section 8 stagging area at Chalet View Lodge. West of Lake Davis.
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  Completed  Actual: 03/21/2012  07/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Willow Creek Mining Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 02/23/2012  04/2012 Leslie Edlund
530-283-7650
ledlund@fs.fed.us 
Description: Excavation of 7 test trenches with a backhoe to remove vein and weathered vein material for processing. Processing to recover ore deposits would occur off site. Sampling would occur over a 5 year period.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T25N, R16E, Section 23. Between Willow Ranch Creek and Robinson Canyon, south of the Doyle Grade.
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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
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 03/15/2012  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.
Butte County Communications, Bloomer Hill Communication Site Electric Utility Extension
CE
- Special use management
- Facility management 
Completed  Actual: 03/15/2012  04/2012 Deb Schoenberg
530-532-7460
dschoenberg@fs.fed.us 
Description: Dig a trench 24" wide and 200' long, and install electrical service from the electrical point of connection to a new electrical equipment building on the Butte County Communications site, located within the Bloomer Hill communications site.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37031
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte. LEGAL - T21N, R5E, Sec. 30,. Bloomer Hill Communications Site, Bloomer Hill, Butte county, Ca.
California Department of Water Resources - Amend permit to install a streamgauge at 2nd location
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:07/2011  09/2011 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.
Cedar Flat Meadow, Faggs Reservoir Meadow, Mosquito Creek Meadow Restoration
CE
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  Completed  Actual: 03/07/2012  08/2012 Maria Cisneros
530-532-7444
mcisneros@fs.fed.us 
Description: This is a wildlife habitat, watershed, and streambank stabilitzation improvement project that allows for partnership and matching funds to restore. Meadows are becoming impacted by encroaching conifers and lack of fire disturbance.
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T23N, R7E, NW 1/4 S15 - T23N, R7E, SW 1/4 S15, T23N, R7E, NE 1/4 S22 and NE 1/4 S23. The meadows are located in the Bucks Lake vicinity, Plumas County, California.
Grass Flat Hazardous Fuels Reduction and Forest Health Restoration Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/15/2011 
Expected:04/2012
 
06/2013 Sharen Parker
530-534-6500
sparker@fs.fed.us 
Description: Provide protection to rural communities with the construction of DFPZs surrounding the Little Grass Valley Reservoir to the N and SW. Conduct group selection to enhance forest health and implement restoration to RHCA areas.
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T22N, R9E, Sections 10,11,15,17-23, 26-31, 33,34: T21N, R9E, Sections 7, 18, 19; and T21N, R8E, Sections 1,11,12, and 24. Project location is west and north of the community of La Porte, CA surrounding the Little Grass Valley Reservoir.
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.
HDH/Millet Mining Plan Of Operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/17/2011 
Expected:02/2012
 
06/2012 Chris Christofferson
530-532-7473
cchristofferson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Placer mining. Panning, sluicing, dredging. Use of non-system road.
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T20N, R9E, Sec 10, 15, 16. Feather River Ranger District, Plumas national Forest, along Canyon Creek.
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.
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
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012  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.
Last Chance Mining Plan of Operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/17/2011 
Expected:02/2012
 
06/2012 Chris Christofferson
530-532-7473
cchristofferson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Placer mining along Slate Creek. Dredging, panning and sluicing. Use of non-system road and gated access.
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas, Sierra. LEGAL - T21N, R9E, Sec 11. Feather River Ranger District, slate creek.
On Top Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project EIS
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 03/02/2012
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 06/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
06/2013 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/nepa_project_exp.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 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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 10/2011 
Expected:10/2011  11/2011 Deb Schoenberg
530-532-7460
dschoenberg@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.
Sly Creek Recreation Area Special Use Authorization Renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:02/2012  03/2012 Deb Schoenberg
530-532-7460
dschoenberg@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project is operations, maintenance and management of recreation facilities owned by SFWP on NFS land
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte, Yuba. LEGAL - T20N, R8E, Sec.4, 5, 8, 9, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20. Sly Creek Reservoir.
Sugarloaf Hazardous Fuels Reduction
EIS
- Special area management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 04/2012 
Expected:09/2012  06/2013 Carol Spinos
530-534-6500
cspinos@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reduce hazardous fuels around the communities of La Porte and American House through the construction of DFPZs and to reintroduce fire to the landscape.
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte. LEGAL - T22N, R10E, S19, 20, 29-32, T22N, R9E, S24, 25, 35, 36. T21N, R10E, S5-8, T21N, R9E, S1-3, 5-12, 14-22, 27-32, T21N, R8E, S24-26, 35, 36, T20N, R8E, S1, 2, 22, 27, 28, 33, 34. Adjacent to the communities of American House and La Porte within the southeast portion of the Feather River Ranger District.
Sunset Lookout Hazard Reduction and Sight Path Clearing
CE
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Facility management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:04/2012  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.
The Dog Gone Outfitters Outfitter Guide Permit
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:10/2011  11/2011 Deb Schoenberg
530-532-7460
dschoenberg@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project is a 2 year outfitter guide permit for guided bear hunts on the Feather River Ranger District, conducted by a licensed outfitter guide. Camping will occur on the 22N34 road on NFS lands; no ATV or other off highway vehicles will be used
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte, Plumas, Yuba. Use of NFS roads throughout the Feather River Ranger District.
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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
Shenandoah and Old Jura Abandoned Mine Closure
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/01/2011 
Expected:06/2012
 
08/2012 Leslie Edlund
530-283-7650
ledlund@fs.fed.us 
Description: Closure of 2 mine adits at the Shenandoah Mine and 1 mine adit at the Old Jura Mine. Mine closure will provide for public safety. Bat gates and culverts will be installed as needed.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T25N, R7E, NE 1/4 Section 19 and T25N, R7E, NE 1/4 of Section 28. Shenandoah Mine is located within the Bucks Lake Wilderness above the town of Rich Bar, Old Jura is located off NFS road 26N26A.
26N26 Medusahead Flaming Treatment Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Completed  Actual: 03/16/2012  05/2012 Courtney Rowe
530-283-7612
cjrowe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Heat treatment of ~0.5 acre of medusahead--an invasive plant of management concern--in preparation of future proejct work on National Forest System Road 26N26. Treatment will utilize a propane torch to kill target plants through desiccation.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T25N, R7E, S7 (SE of SE ). Infestation is located in and around a large turnout on National Forest System (NFS) road 26N26 along the west edge of the Queen Lily plantation. The nearest town is Belden.
Boomerang Placer
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/26/2011 
Expected:06/2012
 
07/2016 Donna Duncan
760-379-5646
dmduncan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Excavation of 10 to 15 test trenches along Owl Creek. Repair of existing NFS road 26N42Y inlcuding brushing, limbing, repair of road bed and replacement of culvert. Repair of spur roads for access.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T26N, R8E, N 1/2 of Section 17 and the S 1/2 of Section 8. Seneca, CA in the Barker Gulch area. Access is along NFS Road 26N42Y.
Bucks Lake Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/04/2011
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 02/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
09/2012 David Kinateder
530-283-5191
djkinateder@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project proposes reduction of hazardous fuels, removal of hazardous trees along roads and within recreation sites, road treatments to improve watershed condition, and thinning to improve forest health.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.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. About 10 miles west of Quincy, CA. Includes NFS Roads 24N24,24N29Y,24N33,24N33A,24N34, 24N35X, and 24N36; Plumas County roads 414,423, and 433; and 0.2 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail.
Bucks Lake Host Site Septics
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2012 
Expected:10/2012  10/2012 Judy Schaber
530-836-7126
jschaber@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install septic tanks and leach fields for host sites at Sandy Point, Hutchins Group Camp and Whitehorse Campground. Install a septic/holding tank for the host at Mill Creek Campground.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T24N R7E Sections 27, 28, & 36. Sandy Point Day Use Site, Hutchins Group Campground, Whitehorse Campground and Mill Creek Campground.
Gold in Rivers #1, #2, and #3 Mining Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 01/10/2012  05/2012 Leslie Edlund
530-283-7622
ledlund@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-open existing drift mine. Re-timber mine entrance. Refurbish all components of mine operation including rail cart, shop and wash plant. Identify locations for drill sites and drill pads. Reopen and repair access road.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T26N, R8E, Sections 17 and 20, MDBM. Seneca, CA. Access is off the 26N32Y Road.
Hallsted Campground Rehabilitation Project
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 07/13/2011  11/2011 Erika Brenzovich
530-283-5189
ebrenzovich@fs.fed.us 
Description: Rehabilitatation of Hallsted Campground includes developing interpretive improvements, accessible restroom reconstruction, resurfacing roads & spurs, replacing the electrical distribution and water system, and developing accessible campsites.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35850
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.
Herby's Quarry
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 01/23/2012  05/2012 Donna Duncan
530-283-7614
dmduncan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project proposal is to improve and use the access road to Herby's Quarry. The road is currently rutted and undrivable. Repairs will be completed using a rubber tired tractor and may include out-sloping, installation of water bars and grading.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T26N, R12E, Section 4. The nearest town is Taylorsville, CA. Project location is west of Antelope Lake.
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:07/2011
 
08/2011 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Lucky Jack and Chase Angel Placer Mining
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/16/2011 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 Leslie Edlund
530-283-7622
ledlund@fs.fed.us 
Description: Excavation of up to 20 test pits within the old tailing piles of Eagle Gulch. Samples will be processed through a portable trommel using water pumped from Eagle Gulch to a holding trough. Wastewater will be discharged into a clarifying pit.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T24N, R8E, SW 1/4 of Section 28. West of Meadow Valley in Eagle Gulch. Access is off Big Creek Road to NFS Road 24N99X.
Meadow Camp and Deanes Valley Campground Improvements
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/18/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
09/2012 Judy Schaber
530-836-7126
jschaber@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install one new pre-cast vault toilet at Meadow Camp Campground. Replace the existing toilet with one new pre-cast vault toilet and replace and install barriers at Deanse Valley Campground.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T24N R8E Section 24 and T23N R9E Section 6. Meadow Camp Campground and Deanes Valley Campground.
Meadow Valley Barracks PSW
CE
- Facility management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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 - South Park Proposed Trail System
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2012 
Expected:07/2012  08/2012 Judy Schaber
530-283-7622
jschaber@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Mt. Hough Ranger District is developing a proposal to complete the analysis of user-created trails and routes to potentially bring them onto the Forest Service trail system. The trail areas are known as the South Park and Mt. Hough trail systems.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. The Southpark system is located from Chandler Road northeast to Spanish Creek. The Mt. Hough system is from Spanish Creek east to Grizzly Ridge, north to Indian Falls, south to Hwy 70.
Outfitting and Guiding Permit Hunting and Fishing
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/11/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
04/2012 Judy Schaber
530-836-7126
jschaber@fs.fed.us 
Description: Two individuals have submitted applications for outfitting and guiding special use permits on the Plumas National Forest. One is for hunting and fishing trips and the other is just for hunting.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. Mt. Hough, Feather River and Beckwourth Ranger Districts on the Plumas National Forest.
PCT Replanting Project - Storrie Fire Restoration
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Completed  Actual: 02/10/2012  03/2012 Erika Brenzovich
530-283-5189
ebrenzovich@fs.fed.us 
Description: Up to 1.5 miles (approx. 36 acres) of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) on the Plumas National Forest from Belden will be planted to rehabilitate timber resources and restore scenic quality of the PCT both lost to the Storrie Fire of 2000.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38721
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T 25N, R 6E, Sections 14, 15, & 23. Pacific Crest Trail North from Belden Rest Area on Highway 70; the nearest town is Belden.
Plumas Integrated Weed Management Program II
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/02/2012 
Expected:03/2012
 
04/2012 James Belsher-Howe
530-283-7657
jbelsher-howe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Integrated weed management will be used to reduce and control the spread of noxious and invasive weeds on 125 acres, including mapping and monitoring of infestations.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T24N R8E Sections 10, 11, 14, 15, 22, 23 and T25N R11E Sections 2 and 11. Spanish Ranch in Meadow Valley and Heart K Ranch in Genessee Valley.
R.E. Dahlen's Placer Plan of Operations
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:06/2012  07/2012 Donna Duncan
760-379-5646
dmduncan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to conduct placer mining operations on North Fork of the Feather River, including using a backhoe to dig a pit, process the materials on site using a trommel, long term occupancy, use and maintenance of an access road, use of water system
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T28N, R8E, Section 16, MDB&M. Seneca, CA. Access is off Co Road 306 (Seneca Road). Right through the Lucky Chance Mine gate, then right to the North Fork Feather River.
Rattlesnake Hill Timber Sale
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/12/2010 
Expected:07/2011
 
08/2011 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Seneca Mining Access
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/15/2011 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 Leslie Edlund
530-283-7622
ledlund@fs.fed.us 
Description: The claimant is proposing to clear and repair mining access roads on the Glazier, Gold in Rivers, Dutch Hill, Hidden Gold and Marion Placer claims in preparation for core drilling or trenching operations or possible refurbishment of existing portals.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T26N, R8E, Sections 5, 8, 16, 17, and 20. Seneca, CA - various locations.
Spanish Inquisition Mining Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 01/25/2012  04/2012 Leslie Edlund
530-283-7622
ledlund@fs.fed.us 
Description: Sampling of sub-surface material using a backhoe. Material would be processed with a highbanker. Water will be pumped from the creek or the existing pond for processing.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T24N, R8E, Sections 12 and 13, MDBM. Spanish Creek between Meadow Valley and Quincy, just below the Snake Lake bridge.
Storrie-Rich Fire Area Invasive Plant Treatment Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2012 
Expected:02/2013  05/2013 Courtney Rowe
530-283-7612
cjrowe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Treat up to 200 acres annually of priority invasive plant infestations using a combination of manual, mechanical, cultural, and chemical methods on NFS lands in watersheds affected by the Storrie and Rich fires.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T23N R5E; T23N R6E; T24N R5E; T24N R5E; T24N R6E; T24N R7E; T25N R6E; T25N R7E; T25N R8E; T26N R6E; T26N R7E; T26N R8E. Watersheds affected by the Storrie and Rich fires; nearest town is Belden.
Twain Fuels Reduction and Forest Restoration Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/12/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 David Kinateder
530-283-7676
djkinateder@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project incorporates multiple objectives including reducing the risk of wildfire to homes and private property, protecting National Forest System facilities in the Hallstead Campground, restoring fire adapted ecosystems, and enhancing black oak.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. Twain, California.
Union Pacific Railroad, Canyon Subdivision, Culvert Replacement Project
EA
- Land ownership management  Completed  Actual: 02/02/2012  04/2012 Elaine Vercruysse
530-283-7651
evercruysse@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.
Whitlock Revine Staging Area Development
EA
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2012 
Expected:08/2012  07/2013 Judy Schaber
530-836-7126
jschaber@fs.fed.us 
Description: Create gravel parking and install barriers for an Off Highway Vehicle and Snowmobile Staging Area.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T24N R8E Section 12. Whitlock Ravine off County Road 435.
Wildcat/Boulder Restoration Project
EA
- Watershed management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2012 
Expected:03/2013  04/2013 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/nepa_project_exp.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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