Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2012 to 09/30/2012
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, Regionwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Region)
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 10/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
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  08/2012 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.
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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, Regionwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Region)

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Labor Day Run - Eastern Plumas County Chamber of Commerce
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Lisa Sedlacek
530-836-7126
lsedlacek@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Eastern Plumas Plumas National Forest on Septermber 1 through 3, 2013 on forest service roads and trails on the Beckwourth Ranger District.
Location: UNIT - R5 - Pacific Southwest Region All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Routes falls entirely within the Beckwourth Ranger District Boundary. Eastern Plumas County- Graeagle, Portola, Beckwourth, Lake Davis.
Lost Sierra 50 K Running Event
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/08/2012  09/2012 Lisa Sedlacek
530-836-7126
lsedlacek@fs.fed.us 
Description: This is a Special Use Permit for a 50 K run on the trails ilocated in the Lakes Basin Recreation Area, including a four mile section of the Pacific Crest Trail.
Location: UNIT - R5 - Pacific Southwest Region All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Mills Peak Trail, Mt. Elwell Trail, SmithLakeTrail, Gray Eagle Creek Trail. Lakes Basin Recreation Area.
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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 10/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
04/2013 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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Multi-Forest Iroman Dual Sport
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:08/2012  08/2012 Lisa Sedlacek
530-836-7126
lsedlacek@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proponent wants to conduct two-three day dual sport (street-legal) motorcycle tour events for apporximately 30 particiapnts. The tours would use existing Forest Service System Roads,County Roads and State Highways.
Location: UNIT - Plumas National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen, Plumas. System roads on the Plumas and Lassen national Forests. This proposal also include County roads and California State Highways.
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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 07/2012 
Expected:12/2012  03/2013 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
- 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.
Beckwourth-Genesee Dam Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2012 
Expected:09/2012  09/2012 David Drake
530-836-2575
ddrake@fs.fed.us 
Description: Remove a cabin, pond, solar panels, natural gas storage tank and septic system from National Forest System lands. A well will be capped and abandoned.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T2N, R14E sec29. Beckwourth-Genesee Road.
2012 Antelope Cattle Guard
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/09/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
05/2012 Scott Lusk
530-836-7165
salusk@fs.fed.us 
Description: 2012 Antelope Cattle Guard
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Sec 33 T28N R13E. Near the top of Janesville Grade. Beckwourth ranger District.
Barry Creek A
CE
- Fuels management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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
- Fuels management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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
- Fuels management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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 
Completed  Actual: 06/26/2012  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.
Cow Creek Permanent Fence Exclosure
CE
- Watershed management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/15/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
05/2013 Antonio Duenas
530-836-7156
tduenas@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Beckwourth RD, Watershed Department, proposes to install a permanent livestock fence exclosure along the stream and meadow systems on Cow Creek in order to protect these sensitive areas from grazing effects.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T24N, R13E, Section 29 and 32. Lake Davis.
Dotta Underburn Project
CE
- Fuels management  Completed  Actual: 05/17/2012  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
- 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
- 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  Completed  Actual: 08/30/2011  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  Completed  Actual: 06/07/2012  07/2012 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  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/11/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2012 
Expected:02/2013
 
06/2013 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.
Lock 2 Mining Exploration
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/16/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
09/2012 Leslie Edlund
530-283-7650
ledlund@fs.fed.us 
Description: Mineral exploratino at the Lock 2 Mine. The poroposal includes trenching with a backhoe to uncover mineral deposits. Material will be scanned with a metal detector. Waste rock and soil will be returned to the trench.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T21N, R12E, Section 14. East of Gold Lake, near Greaegle CA.
Meadow Restoration Monitoring and Evaluation
CE
- Research and Development  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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
- Road management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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
- 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  Completed  Actual: 12/16/2011  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 09/2012 
Expected:06/2013  07/2013 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.
US Cellular Black Mountain Building
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2012 
Expected:07/2012  08/2012 David Drake
530-836-2575
ddrake@fs.fed.us 
Description: US Cellular is requesting to construct a building, erect a 150 tower, install propane tank and a perimeter fence.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T26N, R15E sec 17. Located on Black Mountain, Beckwourth Ranger District, Plumas National Forest.
US Cellular Black Mountain Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2012 
Expected:07/2012  07/2012 David Drake
530-836-7129
ddrake@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will consist of building a cement block building and installing a tower as well as a propane tank and generator enclosure on Black Mountain. A perimeter fence will be installed for safety and security purposes.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T26N R 15E sec 17. Black Mountain.
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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
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  On Hold  N/A  N/A Deb Schoenberg
530-532-7460
dschoenberg@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.
Geraldine Mining Plan of Operations
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/18/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
08/2012 Donna Duncan
530-532-7461
dmduncan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Exploratory work in existing mine adit. Travel on non-system road and staging area near adit.
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte. LEGAL - T19N, R6E, Sec 3,10. Near Old Forbestown.
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:07/2012
 
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:
Scoping Start 08/17/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
10/2012 Donna Duncan
760-379-5646
dmduncan@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  Completed  Actual: 05/06/2011  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.
Jim Dandy Mining Plan of Operations
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/18/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
11/2012 Donna Duncan
530-532-7461
dmduncan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Placer mining operations on Poorman Creek. Use of backhoe within stream channel, diversion of stream, long term occupancy, use of existing shed.
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T22N, R10E, Sec 2 & T23N, R10E, Sec 35. on Poorman Creek, Plumas County, CA.
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:
Scoping Start 08/17/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
09/2012 Donna Duncan
530-532-7461
dmduncan@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 07/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
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.
Phred View Mining Plan of Operations
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/18/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
08/2012 Donna Duncan
530-532-7461
dmduncan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Lode mining in Quartz outcrop, using hand tools. Use of non-sytem road. Long term occupancy.
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T23N, R10E, Sec 20. Near Quartz Point, Plumas County, CA.
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.
Sackets Gulch Mining Plan of Operations
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/18/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
08/2012 Donna Duncan
530-532-7461
dmduncan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Placer mining, using a backhoe to remove topsoil, and a metal detector. Possibly some dry washing. Long term occupancy. Travel off of system roads.
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T21N, R9E, Sec 1. Sackets Gulch, near Howland Flat.
Sly Creek Recreation Area Special Use Authorization Renewal
CE
- 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 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 06/05/2012
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 07/2012 
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:08/2012
 
09/2012 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.
Boomerang Placer
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Donna Duncan
530-283-7614
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 
Completed  Actual: 05/24/2012  09/2012 David Kinateder
530-283-7676
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:09/2012  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 2, 3, 4 & 5
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/27/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
08/2012 Leslie Edlund
530-283-7622
ledlund@fs.fed.us 
Description: Initial Core testing (drilling) with the possibility of trenching. A mobile hydraulic drill will be used for taking core samples. Sample material will be processed on site through a portable trommel.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T 26N, R8 E, Sections 16, 17 and 20. Seneca, CA, near the Big Flat cemetery.
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.
Lone Rock Campground Car Top Launch Improvements
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/30/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
09/2013 Judy Schaber
530-283-7622
jschaber@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install a car top launch at Lone Rock Campground, Antelope Lake for campers. There would be a small parking area with accessible parking and access to the lake for launching canoes, kayaks and small boats.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T27N R12E section 15. Lone Rock Campground, Antelope Lake by sites 62 or 68.
Lucky Jack and Chase Angel Placer Mining
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/06/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
07/2012 Leslie Edlund
530-283-7650
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  Completed  Actual: 05/18/2012
05/18/2012 
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
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/29/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
11/2012 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  Completed  Actual: 05/10/2012  05/2012 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.
Plumas Integrated Weed Management Program II
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed  Actual: 06/18/2012  07/2012 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.
Plumas Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative Williams Loop Mastication Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/02/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
06/2012 Judy Schaber
530-283-7616
gjehle@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Plumas National Forest proposes to allow PSREC to maintain an existing right of way corridor by masticating or hand-thinning approximately 1/3 of a mile of small trees (6 to 8 inch pine and fir) and low oak brush near the Williams Loop.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T24N, R10E, Section 25. The project is located approximately 4 miles southeast of East Quincy along Highway 70 at the Union Pacific Railroad feature Williams Loop,.
R.E. Dahlen's Placer Plan of Operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/04/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
09/2012 Donna Duncan
530-283-7614
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 
Completed  Actual: 05/16/2011  06/2012 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.
Rich Fire Restoration - Webber's Milkvetch (Astragalus webberi)
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Research and Development 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:09/2012  10/2012 Michelle Coppoletta
530-283-7822
mcoppoletta@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will treat approx. 20 acres using a combination of hand thinning, piling, and pile burning. Following treatment, Webber's milk-vetch seed and/or plants will be planted within the treated units (20 ac) and two untreated units (17.5 ac).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39735
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T25N, R7E, Section 1; T25N, R8E, Section 18; T26N, R7E, Section 36; and T25N, R8E, Sections 17, 20, and 21. The Webber's Milkvetch Habitat Enhancement Project is located approximately 10 miles northwest of Quincy, California on the Mt. Hough Ranger District of the Plumas National Forest.
Seneca Mining Access
CE
- Minerals and Geology  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Silver Lake Campground and Boat Launch Parking Improvements
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/30/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
09/2013 Judy Schaber
530-283-7622
jschaber@fs.fed.us 
Description: Expand and level parking for an addition 8 parking spaces This would include brush removal, leveling and adding base rock along the road within the campground.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T24N R27E section 7. Silver Lake road 24N29X last 1/2 mile before lake.
Smith 1 & 2, Johnnie 3 & 4, Moonbeam 2, 3, 5 & 6
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:09/2012  09/2012 Leslie Edlund
530-283-7622
ledlund@fs.fed.us 
Description: Pick and shovel excavation, use f a metal detector for prospecting. Plan of Operations would authorize use of existing shed and gate.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T 27N, R11E, Sections 27 and 34. 12 miles east og Greenville, through the Lucky S mine to NFS Road 21N43, tehn left on access road.
Storrie-Rich Fire Area Invasive Plant Treatment Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/09/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2012 
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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38602
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
- 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38669
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. Twain, California.
Whitlock Revine Staging Area Development
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/30/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2012 
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 04/2012 
Expected:08/2012  09/2012 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/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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To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.