Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2012 to 12/31/2012
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 09/2012 
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.
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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
Iroman Dual Sport Motorcycle Event
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/08/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
10/2012 Lisa Sedlacek
530-836-7126
lsedlacek@fs.fed.us 
Description: Application to conduct two-three day dual sport (street-legal) motorcycle "touring" events for apporximately 30 particiapnts. The tours would use existing Forest Service System roads,County roads and State Highways.
Location: UNIT - Almanor Ranger District, Plumas National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte, Lassen, Plumas, Tehama. System roads on the Plumas and Lassen National Forests. This proposal also include County roads and California State Highways.
Mammoth Base Area Land Exchange
EA
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/13/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2013 
Expected:09/2013
 
11/2013 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 1,500 acres of land in California.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
Winter Snowmobile Trail Grooming Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/25/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
12/2012 Susan Barron
530-283-7755
sbarron@fs.fed.us 
Description: Continue to groom trails in the Lakes Basin, Bucks Lake and La Porte Trail System.
Location: UNIT - Plumas National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. Bucks Lake, Lakes Basin and La Porte.
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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  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/01/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
03/2013 David Drake
530-836-7129
ddrake@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
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/11/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
04/2013 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
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 06/15/2012  07/2012 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.
Cow Creek Permanent Fence Exclosure
CE
- Watershed management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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.
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 12/2012 
Expected:02/2013  04/2014 Pandora Valle
530-836-7126
lsedlacek@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improve recreation facilities, providing 63 boat parking stalls and three accessible parking stalls for visitors.This project is in partnership withthe Department of Boating and Waterways.
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.
Hayden Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:05/2013  10/2013 David Drake
530-836-2575
ddrake@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reduce fuel loading within the Wildland Urban Interface surrounding the communities of Portola, Delleker, Mabie and Lake David Highlands while promoting a healthy, diverse, fire-resilient forest structure and improve watershed health.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. North of the communites of Delleker, Mabie, Portola and Lake Davis Highlands.
Labor Day Run - Eastern Plumas County Chamber of Commerce
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2013 
Expected:05/2013  09/2013 Lisa Sedlacek
530-836-7126
lsedlacek@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Eastern Plumas County Chamber of Commerace is proposing a 100 mile endurance run on Forest Service system roads and trails on the Beckwourth Ranger District on Labor Day Weekend of 2013.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Routes falls entirely within the Beckwourth Ranger District Boundary. Eastern Plumas County- Graeagle, Portola, Beckwourth, 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 11/2012 
Expected:04/2013
 
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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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 3 Mining Exploration
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/15/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
09/2012 Leslie Edlund
530-283-7650
ledlund@fs.fed.us 
Description: Mineral exploration at the Lock 3 Mine. The proposal 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.
Lost Sierra 50 K Running Event
CE
- Recreation 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 located in the Lakes Basin Recreation Area.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Mills Peak Trail, Mt. Elwell Trail, SmithLakeTrail, Gray Eagle Creek Trail. Lakes Basin Recreation Area.
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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
Peak Fire Salvage and Hazard Tree Removal Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:12/2012  05/2013 Barbara Boaz
530-836-2575
bboaz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Salvage of dead and dying trees on approximately 250 acres of a 800 acres fire burned area. Treatment would include removal of roadside hazard trees and cutting of fire killed or damaged trees.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T25N, R14E, Sections 9, 10, 15, 16, 21 and 22. Squaw Peak in the Squaw Queen Watershed.
Perry Jones #5 Abandoned Mine Closure
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2012 
Expected:11/2012  04/2013 Donna Duncan
530-283-7650
ledlund@fs.fed.us 
Description: Closure of abandoned mine adit using a bat gate. Closure of mine adit will provide for public safety in the community of Clio and neighboring communities.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T22N, R13E, NE of Section 32. County Road A-15 to NFS Road 22N13, near the community of Clio.
Ramelli Creek Ranch
EA
- Road management  Cancelled  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.
Sulphur and Barry Creek Restoration Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2013 
Expected:08/2013  09/2013 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
- 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
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/01/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
10/2012 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
7N7 Mining Plan of Operations
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:12/2012  05/2013 Donna Duncan
530-532-7461
dmduncan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Use of backhoe/frontloader to dig sample holes up to 10 ft deep. Total of 25 cy or less. Materail to be sluiced in Nelson creek. Occupancy on claim in campers, with toilets/porta-potties.
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T22N, R11E, Sec30. West branch of Nelson Creek, Aprrox 6 miles west of Johnsville, CA.
Burnt Bridge/Cottage Creek Blackoak Enhancement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Cancelled  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
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/18/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
10/2012 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.
Granite Aspen Enhancement Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/26/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
08/2013 Sharen Parker
530-534-6500
sparker@fs.fed.us 
Description: Remove encroaching conifers within the rare quaking aspen communities to restore survival and proliferation. Reestablish resilient, healthy flora and wildlife habitat while generating commercial timber.
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T23N R7E NW1/4 S10; S1/2 S10; N1/2 S15; NE1/4 S23; NW1/4 S28; NE1/4 S13; NW1/4 S27. There are 6 aspen project locations: 1) both sides Rd 24N36; 2) intersection of Rds 23N18 & 23N18F (part in HRCA); 3) btwn Rds 23N57 & 23N56Y; 4)Rd 23N89; 5) no. Rd 23N85Y; 6) 23N18 & 23N18D (PAC).
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 
Completed  Actual: 09/26/2012  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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36554
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 10/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
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.
Jim Dandy Mining Plan of Operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/18/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
05/2013 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 10/2012 
Expected:11/2012  06/2013 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 10/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
05/2013 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:
Objection Period Legal Notice 08/08/2012
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 10/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
Onion Aspen, Meadow and Stream Enhancement Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/26/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
08/2013 Sharen Parker
530-534-6500
sparker@fs.fed.us 
Description: Remove conifers encroaching into rare wet meadow and declining aspen communities to restore desired stream morphology, hydrologic function, and increase quaking aspen survival and proliferation. Harvest live trees for commercial purposes.
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T23N R10E S32; T22N R9E, portions of S12, 13, 14. Plumas County. Onion Creek Plumas National Forest.
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
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/18/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
10/2012 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, Rod - renew permit for existing access road.
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:10/2012  11/2012 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
- Minerals and Geology  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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 
Completed  Actual: 04/16/2012  05/2012 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
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38033
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 11/2012 
Expected:01/2013  06/2013 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.
Taber Mine Plan of Operations
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:01/2013  05/2013 Donna Duncan
530-532-7461
dmduncan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Continued Maintenance and clearing of the existing adit. Repair and maintenance of the access road. Use of backhoe to transport material from the adit to the wash plant. Use and maintenance of the settling pond. Use of the historic cabin.
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T22N, R9E, Sec 30. Just off the La Porte road, about 7 miles NE of La Porte, CA.
Tamarack Meadow Complex Restoration Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/16/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
08/2013 Sharen Parker
530-534-6500
sparker@fs.fed.us 
Description: Remove (handcut pile & burn) small conifers <11 inches dbh to improve water storage capacity. Fell or girdle some of the larger conifers and use felled material to create structures to protect stream banks and stabilize streams from further incision.
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T22N, R8E, S23-24. Approx. 1.7 miles west of intersection 22N94 and 22N27 on north side of road 22N94 (5 meadow complex).
The Dog Gone Outfitters Outfitter Guide Permit
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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:09/2012
 
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.
Belden Hazardous Fuels Reduction and Vegetation Management Project
EIS

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A James Belsher-Howe
530-283-7657
jbelsher-howe@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project proposes activities including the reduction of hazardous fuels; re-introduction of fire; improvement of forest health; and enhancement of terrestrial wildlife and plant habitat, water quality, and riparian and aquatic species habitat.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T25N, R8E, sections 3, 4; T26N, R7E, sections 1-1, 12-13, 25; T26N, R8E sections 3-13, 16-21, 24, 27-34; T26N, R9E, sections 7, 18-19, 30; T27N, R7E, sections 21-22, 26-28, 34-36;. This project proposes activities south of Lake Almanor in the vicinity of Canyon Dam, Butt Valley Reservoir, Seneca, and Caribou.
Boulder Creek Watershed Improvement Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 09/26/2012  10/2012 Kelby Gardiner
530-283-7686
kgardiner@fs.fed.us 
Description: The goal of this project is to improve watershed condition and riparian plant communities by targeting: NFS roads, unstable stream banks, and competing coniferous vegetation.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32416
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T27N, R12E, sections 2 and 15; T27N, R13E, sections 19 and 30; and T28N, R12E, sections 26, 35, and 36. Boulder Creek and Thompson Creek, north of Antelope Lake.
Bucks Fen, Upper Right Hand Salt Rock Creek Rehabilitation Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special area management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/25/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
07/2012 James Belsher-Howe
530-283-0555
jbelsher-howe@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project proposes to construct in-stream structures, made with small diameter woody material places as veins, jams, and weirs. Headcuts would be treated using small wood and live stakes to prevent further progression in to the adjacent wet meadow
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39792
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T24N, R7E, Section 14. The Bucks Fen, Upper Right Hand Salt Rock Creek Rehabilitation Project is located in Plumas County, California, within the Mt. Pleasant Research Natural Area and Bucks Lake Wilderness.
Bucks Lake Host Site Septics
CE
- Recreation management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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.
Butterfly Valley Interpretive Trail
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Grazing management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2012 
Expected:09/2012  09/2012 James Belsher-Howe
530-283-0555
jbelsher-howe@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed trail is about 2.75 miles in length with three trailheads. The proposal includes 400 to 450 feet of boardwalk across teh main pitcher plan vewing area, two other short boardwalks through wetlands, a short bridge section across a stream.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39793
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. Butterfly Valley Botanical Area is approximately 4 miles west of Quincy, PLumas County California.
China Bar Placer Mining
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/15/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
03/2013 Donna Duncan
530-283-7650
ledlund@fs.fed.us 
Description: Use of an excavator to remove material from a terraced area approximately 200 feet upslope of the river. A conveyor, wash plant and sluice box will be used for porocessing. Water will be pumped from an existing settling pond.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T26N, R8E, Section 19. North Fork of the Feather River, Seneca, CA.
Chips Fire Roadside Hazard Tree Removal Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Facility management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:11/2012  12/2012 Katherine Carpenter
530-283-7619
kacarpenter@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approximately six miles (up to 250 acres) of four main NFS and/or Plumas County roads have been identified for hazard tree removal. Those roads, listed in order of treatment priority are: 27N26, 27N26D, Plumas County road 306 (Seneca Road), 27N98, an
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40422
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Approximately 5 miles west of Greenville, California south of Lake Almanor in the vicinity of Canyon Dam, Butt Valley Reservoir, Seneca, and Caribou. T25N, R7E, sections 4, 5, 8, and 17; T26N, R7E, sections 1, 13, 24, 26, 27, and 33-35; T26N, R8E, sections 3-7, 9, 10, 15-18, 20-22, 28; T27N, R8E, sections 20, 28, 29, 32, and 33; Mt. Diablo Base Mer.
Gold in Rivers 2, 3, 4 & 5
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/27/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
09/2012 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 07/05/2012  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  Completed  Actual: 07/05/2012  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 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.
Mosquito Abandoned Mine Closure
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/11/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
10/2012 Donna Duncan
530-283-7650
ledlund@fs.fed.us 
Description: Closure of the Mosquito Mine adit using a bat gate and/or polyurethane foam. Closure will provide for public safety near Caribou Road.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T26N, R7E, SW 1/4 of Section 33. Caribou Road north of Belden, CA.
Mt. Hough - South Park Proposed Trail System
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/29/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
12/2012 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. South Park is a non-motorized and Mt. Hough is a motorized trail system.
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.
Plumas Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative Williams Loop Mastication Project
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/16/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
07/2012 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 10/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
04/2013 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.
Rich Fire Restoration - Webber's Milkvetch (Astragalus webberi)
CE
- 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
Roadside Abandoned Mine Closure
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/11/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
10/2012 Donna Duncan
530-283-7650
ledlund@fs.fed.us 
Description: Closure of two mine adits along the 27N26 Road. Closure will be with bat gates if necessary and the application of polyurethane foam (PUF). The PUF will be covered with dirt and rocks to mimic the natural surroundings.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T26N, R7E, Section 24. Along NFS Road 27N26 north of Belden and south of Butt Lake.
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
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 08/20/2012  06/2013 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
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 08/10/2012  09/2012 Leslie Edlund
530-283-7622
ledlund@fs.fed.us 
Description: Pick and shovel excavation, use of 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 of Greenville, through the Lucky S mine to NFS Road 21N43, then 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 02/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
07/2013 Chris Christofferson
530-283-7652
cchristofferson@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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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:
Scoping Start 03/09/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
08/2012 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38669
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. Twain, California.
Wapaunsie Creek Watershed Restoration
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/12/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
10/2012 Kelby Gardiner
530-283-7686
kgardiner@fs.fed.us 
Description: The goal of this project is to decrease sedimentation in the Wapaunsie Creek watershed and to provide authorized vehicle access to the north shore of Snake Lake by officially adding 0.54 miles of existing route to the National Forest System (NFS).
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - section 32 of T25N, R9E; and section 12 of T24N, R8E, MDBM. 5 miles northwest of Quincy, CA.
Whitlock Ravine Staging Area Development
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/30/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
11/2012 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.
Wolf Creek Fuels Reduction and Hazard Tree Removal Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/13/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
11/2012 Curtis Yocum
530-283-7667
curtisyocum@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project encompasses approximately 70 acres of fuels treatment and hazard tree removal along National Forest System (NFS) road 27N80. The proposes to treat standing fuels and hazard trees within 100 feet of the road prism.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39794
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T27N, R8E, Section 26; T27N, R9E, Section 31; and T26N, R9E, Section 6. The project is located along NFS road 27N80 approximately 3-5 miles southeast of Canyon Dam, California.
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