Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2011 to 12/31/2011
San Bernardino 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
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, San Bernardino National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, San Bernardino National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, San Bernardino National Forest,  Arrowhead Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, San Bernardino National Forest,  Big Bear Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, San Bernardino National Forest,  Cajon Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, San Bernardino National Forest,  San Gorgonio Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, San Bernardino National Forest,  San Jacinto Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

Projects Occurring Nationwide  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Gypsy Moth Management in the United States: A Cooperative Approach
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/19/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
01/2012 Noel Schneeberger
610-557-4121
nschneeberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: The USDA Forest Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are analyzing a range of strategies for controlling gypsy moth damage to forests and trees in the United States.
Web Link:  http://www.na.fs.fed.us/wv/eis/
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/25/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
12/2011 Larry Hayden
202-205-1559
lhayden@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Department of Agriculture proposes to promulgate a new planning rule, which will set out the process for development, revision, and amendment of National Forest System land management plans.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/planningrule
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Agency-wide Rule.
Nationwide Aerial Application of Fire Retardant on National Forest System Lands.
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/27/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 Glen Stein
208-869-5405
gstein@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service will prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement for the continued nationwide aerial application of fire retardant on National Forest System lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/retardant/index.html
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
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R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Southern California National Forests Land Management Plan Amendment
EIS
- Land management planning  Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 07/2011 
Expected:01/2013  01/2013 Robert Hawkins
707-562-8699
rhawkins@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Angeles, Cleveland, Los Padres, and San Bernardino national forests propose to amend their land management plans with new guidance for roadless area management and land management plan monitoring.
Location: UNIT - Cleveland National Forest All Units, Los Padres National Forest All Units, San Bernardino National Forest All Units, Angeles National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern, Los Angeles, Monterey, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura. Angeles, Cleveland, Los Padres, and San Bernardino national forests.
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San Bernardino 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
Mitsubishi South Quarry Mine Expansion
EIS
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Minerals and Geology 
Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 10/2011 
Expected:12/2012  04/2013 Omero Torres
909-382-2950
omerotorres@fs.fed.us 
Description: Mitsubishi Cement Corporation (MCC) is proposing to develop and reclaim a new 153.6 acre high grade limestone quarry, the South Quarry.
Location: UNIT - San Bernardino National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. LEGAL - Township 3 North, Range 1 East, Section 14. Within Cushenbury Canyon, 6 miles south of the community of Lucerne Valley in San Bernardino County,.
Skyline Recreation Trail
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/17/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
11/2011 Omero Torres
909-382-2950
omerotorres@fs.fed.us 
Description: Designate/construct non-motorized, multi-use trail within the bounds of the Skyline Fuelbreak.Close all intersecting undesignated trails and restore.Install signage to direct/educate users.Project will help reduce safety on shared use on 2N10.
Location: UNIT - San Bernardino National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. LEGAL - Skyline Fuelbreak—South of Big Bear Lake between Bear Mountain Resort and Big Bear Lake Dam to include Forest Roads 2N10 and 2N86. UNIT – Big Bear Ranger District. STATE – California. COUNTY – San Bernardino.
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San Bernardino 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
Pole Replacement - Mountaintop
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Omero Torres
909-382-2950
omerotorres@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replacement of up to 36 existing utility poles, as needed throughout the District.
Location: UNIT - Arrowhead Ranger District, Big Bear Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. Throughout the Mountaintop District.
Santa Ana Watershed Hazardous Fuels Reduction and Forest Health
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/08/2011
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 01/2012 
Expected:03/2012
 
04/2012 Thomas Hall
909-382-2905
thall@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fuels reduction within a 21,000-acre analysis area to reduce the risk of high intensity wildfire to adjacent communities, organizational camps, and recreation residences. Occurs within Sugarloaf IRA.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=24122
Location: UNIT - Arrowhead Ranger District, Big Bear Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. LEGAL - T1N, T2N; R1W, R1E, R2E. North of San Gorgonio Wilderness along State Highway 38 up to the south end of Big Bear and Snow Summit Ski Resorts.
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San Bernardino National Forest,   Arrowhead 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
CalFire Strawberry Peak Communications Tower Replacement Permit
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/20/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
03/2012 Robin Prince
909-382-2804
robinprince@fs.fed.us 
Description: CalFire is proposing to replace their two existing communication towers at Strawberry Peak Communication Site with one 160 foot tower. It is anticipated that this will require a Forest Plan amendment.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34470
Location: UNIT - Arrowhead Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. LEGAL - T.2N., R.3W., Sec. 30 / 34°13’80”N, 117°14’35”W. Project is located at Strawberry Peak communication site.
Miller Canyon OHV Trailering Site Development
EA
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:06/2012  08/2012 Thomas Hall
909-382-2905
thall@fs.fed.us 
Description: The 3 acre Miller Canyon OHV Trailering Site will be developed to accommodate the existing use and protect sensitive resources.
Location: UNIT - Arrowhead Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. LEGAL - Township 2 North, Range 4 West, Sections 10 and 11. Miller Canyon along the East fork of the West fork of the Mojave River off of 2N37.
Running Springs Shaded Fuelbreak and Forest Health
EA
- Fuels management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Thomas Hall
909-382-2905
thall@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct a shaded fuelbreak on National Forest Land along portions of the private property boundary by hand and some mechanical means. Project identified and to be implemented along with Mountain Area Safety Task force partners.
Location: UNIT - Arrowhead Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. LEGAL - Portions of Sec 3, 4, and 6 of T1N, R2W. Adjacent to the southern portions of the communities of Running Springs, Smiley Park, Fredalba, and Arrowbear.
Snow Valley Well
EA
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Paul Bennett
(909) 382-2819
pwbennett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Permit to continue use of a deep well at Snow Valley Mountain Resort for potable water and snowmaking. The use has been ongoing for approximately 10 years.
Location: UNIT - Arrowhead Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. LEGAL - T2N, R2W. Snow Valley Mountain Resort approximately 5 miles east of Running Springs Community.
Vista Towers Crest Park Telecommunications Tower Permit
EA
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:05/2012  07/2012 Heidi Hoggan
909-382-2945
hhoggan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analyze issuance of a permit to Vista Towers for installation of a new telecommunication site for coverage along HWY 18 near the communities of Crest Park and Skyforest. This would be cell phone service and multi-carrier.
Location: UNIT - Arrowhead Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. Off Hwy 18 near the communities of Crest Park and Skyforest.
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San Bernardino National Forest,   Big Bear 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
Baldwin Lake Fuels Reduction
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/17/2009
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 11/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
03/2012 Thomas Hall
909-382-2905
thall@fs.fed.us 
Description: Hazardous fuels reduction on approximately 5,300 mostly forested acres around the Baldwin Lake, Erwin Lake, Woodlands, and Gocke Valley communitiesto reduce fire risk to communities and improve forest health.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=27521
Location: UNIT - Big Bear Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. Baldwin Lake.
Bluff Mesa Hazardous Fuels Reduction
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 06/08/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
12/2011 Thomas Hall
909-382-2905
thall@fs.fed.us 
Description: Hazardous fuels reduction on approximately 1,600 forested acres in the Bluff Mesa area around Bluff Lake to reduce fire risk to communities and improve forest health.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=27522
Location: UNIT - Big Bear Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. Vicinity of Bluff Lake, southwest of Big Bear Lake.
Moonridge Animal Park Relocation Analysis
EIS
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Paul Bennett
909-382-2819
pwbennett@fs.fed.us 
Description: To analyze the proposed relocation of the Moonridge animal park to a site adjacent to the Big Bear Discovery Center.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=12043
Location: UNIT - Big Bear Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. LEGAL - T2N, 1RE, Sec. 17 and 8. North Shore of Big Bear Lake on the west side of the Big Bear Discovery Center.
North Big Bear Fuels Reduction and Forest Health
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/19/2009
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 11/2011 
Expected:02/2012
 
03/2012 Thomas Hall
909-382-2905
thall@fs.fed.us 
Description: Cut and remove dead and dying trees as well as some green trees to reduce hazardous fuels in the community defense and threat zones along the North Shore of Big Bear Lake.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=3836
Location: UNIT - Big Bear Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. LEGAL - T2N, R2E SRC7 portions of SRC 1,2,3,10,11,12,13, 14,15,22, T2N R1R SRC7-12, 15, 16, 17, 18. In the Fawnskin Valley adjoining private land NW of the community of Fawnskin.
Omya Butterfield 3 Mine Expansion
EIS
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 12/2011 
Expected:02/2013  05/2013 Omero Torres
909-382-2950
omerotorres@fs.fed.us 
Description: This proposal for expansion involves 28.8 acres of new disturbance, which will extend the life of the quarry until 2035.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32613
Location: UNIT - Big Bear Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. LEGAL - Omya Butterfield 3 unpatented mining claims. T.3 N., R.1 W., Sec.23.
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San Bernardino National Forest,   Cajon 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
Bailey Canyon Fuelbreak Maintenance
EA
- Fuels management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Roger Williams
909-382-2754
rogerwilliams@fs.fed.us 
Description: Aproximately 100 acres of fuelbreak maintenance using domestic sheep and/or goats.
Location: UNIT - Cajon Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. LEGAL - T2N, R4W, Sections 30, 31 and T2N, R5W Sections 24, 25, 36 SBBM. Bailey Canyon between Devore and Cedar Pines Park; north of foothill communities of the San Bernardino Valley.
Baldy Mesa Recreation Trails Project
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/09/2006
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
03/2013 Thomas Hall
909-382-2905
thall@fs.fed.us 
Description: Designate and reconstruct trails for motorized and non-motorized use. Evaluate location of parking areas. Construct a parking area for radio controlled glider club events. Close all undesignated trails and restore those areas.
Location: UNIT - Cajon Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. LEGAL - T.3N, R.6W, sections 3-6, 9-14, 23. Baldy Mesa west of Cajon Pass and Oak Hills.
Boa Prescribed Burn
CE
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
03/2012 Roger Williams
909-382-2754
rogerwilliams@fs.fed.us 
Description: Establish fuels breaks, create control lines for prescribed burning, and systematically prescribe burn approximately 800 acres near the communities of Keenbrook and Lytle Creek.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=19248
Location: UNIT - Cajon Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. LEGAL - T2N, R6W, Sec. 11, 14, 23, 24. Cajon Pass near the community of Keenbrook.
CalNev Pipeline Expansion
EIS
- Special use management  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 03/13/2008
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2011 
Expected:04/2012
 
07/2012 Jason Collier
909-382-2869
jpcollier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Expansion of Kinder Morgan gas pipeline from Corona CA to Las Vegas NV to authorize a new 16" pipeline. BLM is lead federal agency.
Location: UNIT - Cajon Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. Cajon Pass.
Debenham Energy-Additional Meteorological Sampling Sites
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jason Collier
909-382-2869
jpcollier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Debenham Energy has proposed to expand the sampling site data to the existing sites authorized on Cleghorn Ridge.
Location: UNIT - Cajon Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. Cleghorn Ridge.
Fontana Union Water Company Permit Re-issuance
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2011 
Expected:06/2012  09/2012 Jason Collier
909-382-2869
jpcollier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analyze the environmental impacts of re-issuing an expired special use permit to the Fontana Union Water Company for the operation and maintenance of a soft plug dam on Lytle Creek.
Location: UNIT - Cajon Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. LEGAL - NW 1/4 of Section 6, T. 1 N, R. 5 W. Located at the mouth of Lytle Creek Canyon just over the National Forest boundary.
Summit Staging Planning
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2011 
Expected:04/2012  06/2012 Thomas Hall
909-382-2905
thall@fs.fed.us 
Description: Planning and NEPA for the development of the Summit OHV Staging Area.
Location: UNIT - Cajon Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. FS Road 3N22, South of Hwy. 138.
USGS Seismic Stations, Cajon Mountain Lookout and Inspiration Point
CE
- Research and Development  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/15/2009 
Expected:11/2011
 
12/2011 Debra Nelson
909 382 2858
dlnelson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Two small permanent solar powered seismic data collection facilities (total footprint for each approximately 20 x 20) will be constructed to house equipment that will be used to gather seismic data for the USGS.
Web Link:  http://earthquake.usgs.gov/
Location: UNIT - Cajon Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. LEGAL - Site #1: T1N, R4W, sec.3, SW ? section; Site #2: T2N, R5W, sec 8, SE ? section. Site #1 is west of Highway 18 on 2N30 at Inspiration point. Site #2 is can be accessed via 2N49 from Hwy 138. The project location is immediately adjacent to the defunct Cajon Mountain Lookout tower.
Upper and Lower Lytle Creek Divide Fuelbreak Maintenance
EA
- Fuels management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Roger Williams
909-382-2754
rogerwilliams@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fuelbreak maintenance on approximately 560 acres using herbicide. Pre-treatments may include mastication, hand cutting and piling.
Location: UNIT - Cajon Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. LEGAL - T3N, R7W Sec. 25-27, 35, 36; T3N, R6W, Sec. 31; T2N, R6W, Sec. 4-6, 9, 10, 14, 15, 23-25; T2N, R5W, Sec. 29-33; T1N, R5W, Sec. 4-5. Upper and lower Lytle Creek divides near the communities of Lytle Creek, Wrightwood, and Keenbrook.
Vista Towers Highway 18 Telecommunication Tower Permit
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/27/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2011 
Expected:02/2012
 
05/2012 Jason Collier
909-382-2869
jpcollier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analyze the issuance of a permit to Vista Towers for installation of a new telecommunication site for coverage along HWY 18 below Crestline. This would be cell phone service and multi-carrier.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35006
Location: UNIT - Cajon Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. Off HWY 18 near Panorama Point.
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San Bernardino National Forest,   San Gorgonio 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
Angelus Oaks Understory Burn
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/16/2010
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 10/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 Roger Williams
909-382-2754
rogerwilliams@fs.fed.us 
Description: Maintenance of fuels reduction by prescribed understory burning of residual masticated slash left by previous treatment. 535 acres. Occurs within the Raywood Flat B and Crystal Creek IRAs.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=19249
Location: UNIT - San Gorgonio Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. LEGAL - T1N, R1W Sections 21, 22, 27, 28. 116 acre project area along California Highway 38 near the community of Angelus Oaks in San Bernardino County, California.
Caltrans SR 38 Culvert Repair
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Omero Torres
909-382-2950
omerotorres@fs.fed.us 
Description: Culvert headwall repair and debris deflector replacement in Schneider Creek. Implementation requires a temporary special use permit for use and occupancy of National Forest lands.
Location: UNIT - San Gorgonio Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. LEGAL - T1N, R1W, NE ? Sec 23. SR 38 approximately 2 miles east of Angelus Oaks, on Schneider Creek.
Mill Creek Invasive Plant Treatment Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Land acquisition 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/21/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2011 
Expected:02/2012
 
04/2012 Steve Loe
909-382-2724
sloe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Eradication, control, containment, and/or suppression of existing and new infestations of invasive plant species in the Mill Creek Watershed using herbicides, manual, mechanical, biological, and fire wilting methods. Occurs within Raywood Flat B IRA.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31973
Location: UNIT - San Gorgonio Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. LEGAL - R1W, T1S, Sections 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, & 13; R1E, T1S, Sections 16, 17 & 18. Mill Creek Watershed approximately 6 miles east of Redlands, California.
San Gorgonio Power House 1 to Snow Peak Transmission Line Permit
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2011 
Expected:03/2012  04/2012 Jerry Sirski
909-382-2887
jsirski@fs.fed.us 
Description: Review issuance of a replacement special use authorization for existing Southern California Edison's San Gorgonio powerhouse 1 hydro project distribution line affiliated with decommissioning of the existing FERC de-licensed facilities.
Location: UNIT - San Gorgonio Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. Near snow peak.
Santa Ana Fuelbreak
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/16/2010
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 10/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 Henry Herrera
909-382-2721
hherrera@fs.fed.us 
Description: Maintenance on approximately 1,600 acres to a pre-existing fuelbreak that parallels FS Road 1N09 East of Highway 330; near communities of Highland and Mentone to the south, and Skyforest, Running Springs, and Arrowbear to the North.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=25045
Location: UNIT - San Gorgonio Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. LEGAL - T1N, R1W, Sec. 8, 16-18; T1N, R3W, Sec. 10-14; T1N, R2W, Sec. 8, 13-18, 20, 22, 24. See project description.
Santa Ana River Powerhouse 1 to 3 Transmission Line Separation Easement
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2011 
Expected:03/2012  04/2012 Jerry Sirski
909-382-2850
jsirski@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a replacement easement for existing Southern California Edison's Santa Ana river 1-3 hydro project transmission lines separated from the existing FERC relicensed facilities.
Location: UNIT - San Gorgonio Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. In Santa Ana River drainage near Yucaipa Ridge.
Southern California Edison San Gorgonio FERC Decommissioning
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/15/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
09/2012 Jerry Sirski
909-382-2887
jsirski@fs.fed.us 
Description: Decommissioning of the Southern California Edison FERC San Gorgonio License
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=25184
Location: UNIT - San Gorgonio Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. Front Counrty District, Banning Canyon area.
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San Bernardino National Forest,   San Jacinto 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
Anza Electric Permit Renewal
EA
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:02/2012  03/2012 Heidi Hoggan
909-382-2945
hhoggan@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project is to renew the operating permit for Anza Electric, the public utility on the San Jacinto Ranger District. Occurs within the Pyramid Peak B, Horse Creek Ridge, Hixon Flat, and Cactus Springs B IRAs
Location: UNIT - San Jacinto Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside. The San Jacinto Ranger District.
Cinco Poses Site Preservation Project
CE
- Heritage resource management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Dustin Bryant
909-382-2944
dlbryant@fs.fed.us 
Description: To preserve rock art site in vicinity of recreational bouldering area.
Location: UNIT - San Jacinto Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside. Black Mountain road below Boulder Basin campground on San Jacinto Ranger District.
Devers-Palo Verde No. 2 Transmission Line
EIS
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/13/2011  09/2011 Robert Hawkins
707-562-8699
rhawkins@fs.fed.us 
Description: Amend the existing easement to authorize a second 500kV transmission line on approx. 2 miles of Forest, as part of 41.6-mile Devers-Valley No. 2 transmission line between Edison's Devers and Valley substations.
Web Link:  http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/environment/info/aspen/dpv2/toc-sfeir.htm
Location: UNIT - San Jacinto Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside. The proposed transmission line is adjacent to the existing Devers-Valley 500 kV transmission line and within the existing Devers-Valley Right-of-Way.
Fleming Ranch Road ROW Easement
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:04/2012  05/2012 Richard Thornburgh
909-382-2642
rthornburgh@fs.fed.us 
Description: Procurement of easement for land-locked parcel. Easement would be for year-roud access across NFS lands on existing roads.
Location: UNIT - San Jacinto Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside. San Jacinto Ranger District, May Valley area.
Garner Grazing Allotment Project
EA
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:05/2012  03/2012 Thomas Hall
909-382-2905
thall@fs.fed.us 
Description: New project based on original, larger allotment review. Assess grazing allotment, grazing program, determine compliance with Forest Plan and the 1995 Rescission Act Specifically for the Garner Allotment. Occurs within Pyramid Peak B IRA.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33253
Location: UNIT - San Jacinto Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside. LEGAL - Portions of T5S, R2E, Sections 35-36; T5S, R3E, Sections 26-29, 31-35; T6S, R2E, Sections 1, 2, 12; T6S, R3E, Sections 2-6, 8, 10-27, 34, 35. The approximately 16,586 acre Garner allotment is located about 3 miles southwest of the town of Idyllwild, California.
Hemet Belle Mine Hazard Mitigation
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2011 
Expected:01/2012  02/2012 Heidi Hoggan
909-382-2945
hhoggan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Closure of open adits and glory hole with bat gates, while leaving all historical features.
Location: UNIT - San Jacinto Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside. LEGAL - Township 6 South, Range 4 East, Southeast 1/4 of Section 29. Garner Valley, Northeast of Highway 74 on the Northeast side of Gold Hill off of 6S09 spur road.
May Valley Hazardous Fuels Reduction
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/28/2010
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 02/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
10/2012 Lee Beyer
909-382-2928
leebeyer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reduction of hazardous fuels using a combination of hand, mechanical, and prescribed fire treatments over approximately 2,800 acres in the San Jacinto Mountain Range.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=21353
Location: UNIT - San Jacinto Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside. LEGAL - T5S R3E sections 19, 20, 27-32, 34-35; T6S R3E sections 2-4, 10. Forested land southwest of Fleming Ranch, east of Hwy 243 and north of Highway 74/Johnson Meadow area.
May Valley Non-Motorized Trail System
EA
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A John Ladley
909-382-2934
jladley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Create a system of non-motorized trails in May Valley utilizing existing non-system roads and trails.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=15568
Location: UNIT - San Jacinto Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside. LEGAL - T5S, R2E, Sec.23, 24, 26; T5S, R3E, Sec.17-20,27-34; T6SR3E, Sec. 3-5. May Valley between Idyllwild and Hurkey Creek County Park.
McCall Fuels Reduction Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Lee Beyer
909-382-2928
leebeyer@fs.fed.us 
Description: To treat 30 acres near McCall Park, a county facility.
Location: UNIT - San Jacinto Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside. Adjacent to McCall Park north of Highway 74 on the San Jacinto Ranger District.
Pinyon View Road Grant
EA
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Heidi Hoggan
909-382-2945
hhoggan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Pinyon View Ltd. Partnership, owner of Section 7, proposes to repair and maintain an 60' extension to Pine View Drive (Spring Crest Tract), across National Forest System lands (Section 8) over a previously permitted road abandoned and closed in 2001.
Location: UNIT - San Jacinto Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside. LEGAL - Southwest 1/4 of Section 8, T. 7 S, R. 5 E, SBM. Spring Crest.
Pole Replacement - San Jacinto District
CE
- Special area management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Heidi Hoggan
909-382-2945
hhoggan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replacement of existing Southern California Edison utility poles throught the District, as needed.
Location: UNIT - San Jacinto Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside. Throughout District.
Ramona Hog Lake Road Easement
EA
- Land ownership management
- Special use management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 09/20/2011  09/2011 Heidi Hoggan
909-382-2945
hhoggan@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will authorize an easement for Hog Lake Road to the BIA on behalf of the Ramona Tribe and allow for paving, drainage improvements and safety measures including signage and extended lines of sight
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=28498
Location: UNIT - San Jacinto Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside. LEGAL - Anza Quadrange: T7S R2E Sect. 1, T6S R2E Sect. 36 and T6S R3E Sect. 31. This road, Forest Service Road 6S18, goes from Bautista Road to the Ramona Indian Reservation south of Thomas Mountain.
Riverside County Pinyon Pines Transfer Station Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:12/2011  01/2012 Heidi Hoggan
909-382-2945
hhoggan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of a 10 year permit for operation and management of transfer station to Riverside County Waste Management Department.
Location: UNIT - San Jacinto Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside. LEGAL - Township 7 South, Range 5 East, Southeast 1/4 of Section 10. Pinyon Pines, South of Hwy 74 and Pinyon Dr at the South end of Pinyon Pines Transfer Station Rd. near the Sawmill trailhead parking area.
SJ Wild & Scenic Rivers Management Plan
EA
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:01/2013  04/2013 Kate Kramer
909-382-2927
kakramer@fs.fed.us 
Description: To develop a Wild & Scenic River Comprehensive River Management Plan (CRMP) for Bautista Creek, the North Fork of the San Jacinto River, Palm Canyon Creek and Fuller Mill Creek. Occurs within Hixon Flat, Rouse Hill, and Pyramid Peak A IRAs.
Location: UNIT - San Jacinto Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside. Segments of Palm Canyon Creek, Bautista Creek, Fuller Mill Creek and the North Fork of the San Jacinot River.
San Jacinto Fuelbreak Maintenance
EA
- Fuels management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Lee Beyer
909-382-2928
leebeyer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Maintenance of fuelbreaks throughout district using a variety of tools.
Location: UNIT - San Jacinto Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside. Established fuelbreaks throughout district.
San Jacinto Ranger District Roadside Hazard Tree Removal Project
EA
- Fuels management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Lee Beyer
909-382-2928
leebeyer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fall and remove trees impacting Forest Service roads across the District
Location: UNIT - San Jacinto Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside. District-wide.
Santa Rosa Mountain Fuels Treatment Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Lee Beyer
909-382-2928
leebeyer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fuels reduction using hand, mechanical, and prescribed fire treatments over 6,000 acres in the Santa Rosa mountains within the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto NM and in portions of the Santa Rosa Wilderness. Occurs within Cactus Springs B IRA.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=20990
Location: UNIT - San Jacinto Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside. LEGAL - T7S, R4E, S 13, 24, 25; T7S, R5E, S 10 - 12, 13 -16, 18 - 32, 36; T7S, R6E, S 18 - 20, 29 and 30. Santa Rosa mountain, 2 miles south of the community of Pinyon on Highway 74.
UCSD San Jacinto Fault Seismic Station
CE
- Research and Development  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:12/2011  01/2012 Heidi Hoggan
909-382-2945
hhoggan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Collaborative Research: Structural Architecture and Evolutionary Plate-boundary Processes Along the San Jacinto Fault Zone. Installation of 6 small (less than 6’x6’) seismic stations to measure earthquakes along the fault.
Location: UNIT - San Jacinto Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside. LEGAL - 1. T6S, R2E S14; 2. T6S, R3E, S28; 3. T7S, R3E, S3; 4. T6S, R3E, S32; 5. T5S, R1E, S36. 1. Rouse Ridge Road; 2. Thomas Mountain; 3. Anza; 4. Thomas Mountain; 5. Mouth of Black Burn Canyon, 6. Idyllwild sewer ponds.
Vista Grande Road Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project
CE
- Fuels management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Lee Beyer
909-382-2928
leebeyer@fs.fed.us 
Description: This fuels reduction project will treat approximately 200 acres by hand and mechanical treatments.
Location: UNIT - San Jacinto Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside. LEGAL - San Bernardino Basin Meridian, Township 4 South, Range 2 East, Sections 5, 8 and 9. The project is along the first 1.5 miles of Forest Road 3S08, across from the Vista Grande Fire Station.
Wellman Grazing Allotment Project
EA
- Grazing management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Thomas Hall
909-382-2905
thall@fs.fed.us 
Description: New project based on original, larger allotment review. Assess grazing allotment, grazing program, determine compliance with Forest Plan and the 1995 Rescission Act. Occurs within the Pyramid Peak A IRA.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33257
Location: UNIT - San Jacinto Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside. The Wellman grazing allotment is approximately 6 miles southeast of the town of Idyllwild, California.
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