Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2013 to 09/30/2013
Plumas National Forest

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.
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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 in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Sierra Nevada Forest Plan Amendment (SNFPA)
EIS
- Land management planning  On Hold  N/A  N/A Donald Yasuda
916-640-1168
dyasuda@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prepare a narrowly focused analysis to comply with two orders issued by the Eastern District Court of California on November 4, 2009. Correct the 2004 SNFPA Final SEIS to address range of alternatives and analytical consistency issues.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/snfpa/2010seis
Location: UNIT - Eldorado National Forest All Units, Lassen National Forest All Units, Modoc National Forest All Units, Sequoia National Forest All Units, Tahoe National Forest All Units, Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit, Carson Ranger District, Bridgeport Ranger District, Plumas National Forest All Units, Sierra National Forest All Units, Stanislaus National Forest All Units, Inyo National Forest All Units. STATE - California, Nevada. COUNTY - Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, El Dorado, Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Lassen, Madera, Mariposa, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Tulare, Tuolumne, Yuba, Douglas, Esmeralda, Mineral. LEGAL - Along the Sierra Nevada Range, from the Oregon/California border south to Lake Isabella as well as lands in western Nevada. Sierra Nevada National Forests.
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R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Mammoth Base Area Land Exchange
EA
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 09/13/2011
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 12/2013 
Expected:06/2014
 
11/2014 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://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.
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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:
Scoping Start 08/01/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2013 
Expected:08/2013
 
08/2013 Erika Brenzovich
530-283-7622
ebrenzovich@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 using 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
Beckwourth-Genesee Dam Project
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 07/11/2012
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 09/2013 
Expected:12/2013
 
02/2014 Antonio Duenas
530-836-7156
tduenas@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 - T24N, R14E, Sec29. Off of Beckwourth-Genesee Road (County Road 111).
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.
Beckwourth-Crocker Multi-Purpose Trails Project
EA
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Notice of Initiation 06/2013 
Expected:06/2014  07/2014 Lisa Sedlacek
530-836-7126
lsedlacek@fs.fed.us 
Description: Develop a multi-purpose (hiking, biking, OHVs, equestrian) trail connecting the Crocker Campground with Red Clover Valley. Establish a staging area at the intersection of Forest Highway 177 and Forest Road 24N23.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41454
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T 23 and 24N, R14E, Sections 33, 28, 29, 20, 21,16,17. Crocker Campground to road 29N49Y, connecting to quarry road 24N64X to the BG intersection, Crocker Mountain #33.
Crocker Guard Station Public Toilet
EA
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/09/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
07/2013 Mary Kliejunas
530-836-2575
mkliejunas@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Beckwourth Ranger District is restoring the historic Crocker GS in preparation for use as a Recreation Rental. RAC funding was secured to analyze and implement the installation of a vault toilet at Crocker.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40961
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T24N, R14E, Section 33. Crocker Guard Station is located about seven miles north of the town of Beckwourth along the Beckwourth Genesee Road.
Discovery Placer Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/09/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
08/2013 Leslie Edlund
530-283-7650
ledlund@fs.fed.us 
Description: Claimant proposes to sample the sub-surface material along the remnant stream terrace of Eureka Creek to assess mineral content. Up to 20 test trenches would be excavated with a backhoe.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T22N, R11E, NE 1/4 of Section 1, MDBM. The Discovery claim is located along NFS Road 23N37 at Eureka Creek, north of Johnsville, CA.
Father's Day Weekend Fishing Derby
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 04/08/2013  06/2013 Lisa Sedlacek
530-836-7126
lsedlacek@fs.fed.us 
Description: This event is scheduled for Lake Davis on June 15th, 2013. This proposal was submitted by the Graeagle Plumas Alliance in coordination with Plumas County and The California Department of Fish and Game.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Sections 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 33, 34, 35,T24N R13E and Sections 1, 2, 3, T23N R13E MDM. Lake Davis, this proposal includes all fishing access and boat ramps around the lake.
Gold Lake Boat Launching Facility
CE
- Facility management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2013 
Expected:09/2013  04/2014 Lisa Sedlacek
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
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 02/13/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 11/2013 
Expected:01/2014
 
07/2014 Kyla Sabo
530-836-7157
kylasabo@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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40385
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Not Applicable. North of the communites of Delleker, Mabie, Portola and Lake Davis Highlands.
Lakes Basin Forest Health Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2013 
Expected:04/2014  08/2014 Kyla Sabo
530-836-7157
kylasabo@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improve forest health and reduce hazards around recreation sites. Activities include mechanical thinning, grapple piling, mastication, hand thinning and underburning.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40964
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas, Sierra. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Lakes Basin recreation area.
Last Chance Creek Phase II Restoration Project
EIS
- Watershed management  Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 07/2013 
Expected:07/2014  06/2015 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.
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.
Lost Serra 50 K Endurance Run
CE
- Special area management  Completed  Actual: 03/20/2013  09/2013 Lisa Sedlacek
530-836-7126
lsedlacek@fs.fed.us 
Description: On September 28th, 2013, the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship is proposing to repeat the 2012 endurance run begining and ending in Graeagle California. The proposed route is on system roads, trails on the Lakes basin Recreation Area.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T 21 ans 22, R 11 and 12, throughout various sections. Lakes Basin Recreation Area, Road to Mills Peak Lookout, Mills Peak Trail, 22N42 road to Highway 89.
Mark Baeder -Mountain Bike Trips
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Lisa Sedlacek
530-836-7126
lsedlacek@fs.fed.us 
Description: Application for a TEMPORARY special use authorization for an "outfitter and guide" permit from Mark Baeder to guide 2-4 seven day trips and 2-3 trips annually on the Plumas National Forest. Minimun 6 people and maximum of 12 people on each tour.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Legal Locations; Sections 35, 36, 31, 32, 33, 4, 5, 6, 1, 2, 12, 7, 8, 9, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, T21N R11E, R12E. Lakes Basin Recreation Area.
McKesick Peak and Ferris Fields Allotments Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 04/17/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 01/2014 
Expected:02/2014
 
05/2014 David Drake
530-836-2575
kylasabo@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of this project is to re-authorize continued livestock grazing consistent with Federal laws and regulations in a manner that maintains or improves project area resource conditions.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41939
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - The McKesick Peak Allotment is located in T26N, R14E, Sections 13, 14, 22-24, T26N, R15E, Sections 17-23, 26-29, 33-35. The Ferris Fields Allotment is located in T26N, R15E, portions of sections 30-33. North of Frenchman Lake.
Mills Peak Trailhead Toilet
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2013 
Expected:08/2013  09/2013 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, Sierra. LEGAL - T21, R12, Section 10 - below the Mills Peak Lookout. Mills Peak Lookout.
Perry Jones #5 Abandoned Mine Closure
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/19/2012 
Expected:08/2013
 
09/2013 Leslie Edlund
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 and Hall EA
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Notice of Initiation 11/2013 
Expected:06/2014  06/2014 Scott Lusk
530-836-7165
salusk@fs.fed.us 
Description: Ramelli and Hall Allotments
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Portions of section in T24N R15E and T24N R16E. Ramelli and Hall Allotments.
Regional And Legacy Trails
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 05/08/2013  06/2013 Lisa Sedlacek
530-836-7126
lsedlacek@fs.fed.us 
Description: Submit a proposal to the Region to fund the repair work for trails in the Lakes Basin Recreation Area these trails were heavily damaged due to run-off. Approximately 13 miles of trails in LBRA and the Frazier Falls Trail will be included.
Location: UNIT - Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T 21,22, R 11 and 12, this includes multiple sections. Lakes Basin Recreation Area and Frazier Creek Trail.
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 Lisa Sedlacek
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 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
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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
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2013 
Expected:08/2013  08/2013 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.
Berry Creek Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management  Completed  Actual: 06/03/2013  08/2013 Deirdre Cherry
530-532-7436
dcherry@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fuels reduction and defensible space connectivity
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Berry Creek, Butte County, California T21N, R5E, sections 26, 28, 30.
Bloomer Lookout Hazard Reduction/Site Path Clearing
CE
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 03/15/2012  09/2013 Eric Murphy
530-532-8922
ejmurphy@fs.fed.us 
Description: The intent of these projects is to clear a site path to reestablish view path from the lookouts to communities, and individual homes at risk, and high hazard/risk areas that have been obscured by tree growth since the lookouts were established.
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte. LEGAL - T21N, R5E, Section 30. Near Berry Creek in Butte County off road 21N39 (50 acres NW of tower).
CSU Chico Outfitter Guiding Permit for use of Big Bald Rock
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 06/23/2013  10/2013 Deb Schoenberg
530-532-7460
dschoenberg@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project consists of field trips and use of the recreation trailhead & parking lot, trail and rock outcrop for coursework including team building, basic bouldering and rock climbing, basic camping & outdoor safety skills, leave no trace & science
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41862
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte. LEGAL - T21N, R6E, Sec. 30. Big Bald Rock Trailhead, trail and rock outcrop.
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 05/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
06/2013 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.
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.
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 
Completed  Actual: 02/05/2013  06/2014 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. Legal area of T21N R9E Sec 2,3,10. ; T22N R9E Sec 25,35,36 ; T22N R10E Sec 5,8,17,18,19,30 and T23N R10E Sec 32.
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T 21N R9E, Sec 2,3,10; T 22N, R 9E, Sec 25,35,36; T 22N R10E, Sec 5,8,17,18,19,30; and T 23N R10E Sec 32. 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.
Onion Aspen, Meadow and Stream Enhancement Project
CE
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 11/07/2012  09/2013 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.
Pendola Silviculture Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Errol Solomon
530-532-7413
esolomon@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Feather River Ranger District (PNF) is proposing to treat a minimum of 160 acres of plantation ground within the Pendola boundary. Treatments will include: mastication, hand cutting and piling, pile burning, under burning, reforesting and release
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T18N R7E S2,11,12, 14, 15, and 26. Located near Bullards Reservoir and adjacent to the Challenge community.
Provost, Rod - renew permit for existing access road.
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/01/2011 
Expected:02/2012
 
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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34303
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.
South Branch Middle Fork Meadow-Aspen Complex Enhancement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2013 
Expected:09/2013  10/2013 Cindy Roberts
530-532-7467
ckroberts@fs.fed.us 
Description: To improve and maintain wet meadow/riparian habitats and quaking aspen survival, stream morphology, hydrologic function, water quality, and aquatic habitat while generating commercial timber volume to expedite restoration activities.
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T22N, R8E, S23, 24, & 26. Approximately 2 miles west of Little Grass Valley Reservoir on the north side NFS Rd 22N94.
Sugarloaf Hazardous Fuels Reduction
EIS
- Special area management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 07/2013 
Expected:10/2013  06/2014 Carol Spinos
530-534-6500
cspinos@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reduce hazardous fuels around the communities of La Porte and American House and reintroduce fire to the landscape.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36549
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 
Completed  Actual: 04/22/2013  09/2013 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
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/10/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
07/2013 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.
Union Hill Forest Health and Restoration Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2013 
Expected:09/2013  06/2014 Carol Spinos
530-534-6500
cspinos@fs.fed.us 
Description: Modify hazardous fuels conditions to protect local communities. Overcrowded forests pose an increased risk to watersheds and forest resources. Implement restoration activities to improve watershed conditions, enhance wildlife/aquatic habitat, meadows
Location: UNIT - Feather River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T19N,R8E, S2; T20N, R8E, S22, 25, 26, 27, 35; T20N, R9E, S6, 7, 8, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 30; T21N, R9E, S31. West and south of the community of LaPorte, California.
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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:08/2013
 
10/2013 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.
Chip-munk Recovery and Restoration Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/24/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
07/2013 Katherine Carpenter
530-283-7619
kacarpenter@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project proposes activities that include removal of roadside safety hazards, recovery of economic value of fire-killed trees, and re-establishment of forested conditions.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41149
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T25N, R6E, sections 23, 24, and 26; T25N, R7E, sections 1, 2, 4-8, 10, 11, and 17-20; T26N, R7E, sections 1, 2, 4, 7-9, 10-19, 20-27, and 30-36; T26N, R8E, sections 2-9, 10, 11, 14-23, and 26-34; T27N. The Chip-munk Recovery and Restoration Project (Chip-munk Project) is located approximately 5 miles west of Greenville, California near Butt Valley Reservoir and the communities of Seneca and Caribou.
Chips Fire Pacific Gas and Electric Right of Way Salvage Timber Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Special use management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/30/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
06/2013 Katherine Carpenter
530-283-7619
kacarpenter@fs.fed.us 
Description: Salvage felled hazard trees along nine miles (up to 250 acres) of PG&E right of way corridors on National Forest System land.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42179
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T26N, R8E, sections 5-7, 18, 19, 30, and 31; T26N, R7E, sections 2, 11-13, 24, and 25; T27N, R8E: sections 28, 29, and 32; T27N, R7E: sections 27, 34, and 35 (Mt. Diablo Base Meridian). Within the footprint of the Chips Fire perimeter, south of Lake Almanor, CA, between the unincorporated towns of Canyon Dam, CA and Belden, CA, and within the vicinity of Butt Valley Reservoir.
Dark Ravine Placer #1 & #2
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Leslie Edlund
530-283-7650
ledlund@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project will utilize a rubber wheeled mini excavator to dig 4 test holes within an old road bed. The test holes will remove approximately 50 cubic yards of material. Material will be procesed through a trommel.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T26N, R8E, Section 24. Access is through Long Valley along National Forest System (NFS) Roads 27N92 and 27N92H. The nearest town is Greenville, CA.
El Rico Mina Placer Mining Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/05/2012 
Expected:08/2013
 
08/2013 Leslie Edlund
530-283-7650
ledlund@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to conduct placer mining operations along the edge of the road utilizing a backhoe and bulldozer. Proposal also includes sampling within the road bed itself, utilizing an auger to remove sample material.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T26N, R9E, Section 4, MDBM. The project area is located along an unnamed ephemeral channel, west of Greenville area. Access is along NFS Road 26N81, also known as North Canyon Road.
Gold in Rivers 2, 3, 4 & 5
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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.
Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch Outfitting and Guiding Permit reissue
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/26/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
05/2013 Erika Brenzovich
530-283-7620
ebrenzovich@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue a 10 year O & G Permit for horseback rides and an assigned campsite on Forest Service land. This is the same operation as the past 10 years, with approximately 39 miles of trail and the majority of the rides with 8 miles of the Ranch
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T24 R10,R11 T23R10 R11 T24 R12. Mt. Hough Ranger District and Little Summit Lake on Beckwourth Ranger District.
MHRangeAllotments2013
EA
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2013 
Expected:09/2014  06/2014 Katherine Carpenter
530-283-7619
kacarpenter@fs.fed.us 
Description: Mount Hough Range Allotments 2013
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - portions of sections in T27N R12E. Mt Hough Ranger District.
Marion Creek Placer
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/05/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
08/2013 Leslie Edlund
530-283-7650
ledlund@fs.fed.us 
Description: Use of a backhoe to dig approximately 15 test trenches. Excavations will be approximately 10' x 10' and 3' to 9' deep. Material will be scanned with a metal detector. Non producing material will be returned to the trenches and re-contoured.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T26M, R8E, Sectin 21, MDBM. Marion Creek, Seneca California. Site is located off of County Road 306 in Seneca. T26N, R8E, Section 21.
Mosquito Abandoned Mine Closure
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 01/04/2013  04/2013 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  Completed  Actual: 06/11/2013  07/2013 Gretchen Jehle
530-283-7689
gjehle@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Mt. Hough Ranger District is proposing to selectively incorporate some of the existing, user-created, non-motorized trails in the South Park area and motorized trails in the Mt. Hough area into the National Forest System (NFS) trail network.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38302
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - South Park encompasses portions of: T24N, R9E; T24N, R10E; T25N, R9E; and T25N, R10E. Mt. Hough encompasses portions of: T24N, R10E; T25N, R9E; T25N, R10E; T25N, R11E; and T24N, R11E, MDBM. The Southpark system is located between Chandler Road and Spanish Creek. The Mt. Hough system is from Spanish Creek east to Grizzly Ridge, north to Indian Falls, and south to Hwy 70.
R.E. Dahlen's Placer Plan of Operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 12/04/2012  05/2013 Leslie Edlund
530-283-7650
ledlund@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.
Roadside Abandoned Mine Closure
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 06/13/2013  07/2013 Leslie Edlund
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.
Silver Lake Campground Toilet Replacment
CE
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:05/2013  08/2013 Erika Brenzovich
530-283-7620
ebrenzovich@fs.fed.us 
Description: The vault toilet in the lower area of Silver Lake Campground will be replaced with a new "sweet smelling" vault toilet.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Township 24N, Range 8E, Section 7. Silver Lake Campground, approximately 6 miles from Mead.
Storrie Fire / Chips Fire Fuels Reduction and Forest Restoration Project
CE
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:07/2013  10/2013 David Kinateder
530-283-7676
djkinateder@fs.fed.us 
Description: Hand thinning treatments would treat 737 acres and mastication would treat 15 acres that burned at low severity in the 2000 Storrie Fire and the 2012 Chips Fire and where small conifer tree stocking remains high.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. About 4 miles north of Belden, CA.
Storrie Fire / Chips Fire Reforestation Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:07/2013  10/2013 David Kinateder
530-283-7676
djkinateder@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project proposes reforestation on 310 acres that burned in both the 2000 Storrie Fire and the 2012 Chips Fire.
Location: UNIT - Mt. Hough Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. About 4 miles north west of Belden, CA.
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 05/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
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://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.
Sunset Consolidated (China Bar) Placer Mining
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/15/2012 
Expected:07/2013
 
09/2013 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 processing. 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.
Whitlock Ravine Staging Area Development
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/30/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
09/2013 Jim Evans
530-283-7625
jimevans@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
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/13/2012 
Expected:04/2013
 
05/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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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