Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2011 to 03/31/2011
Sequoia 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, R5 - Pacific Southwest Region All Units, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Sequoia National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Sequoia National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Sequoia National Forest,  Hume Lake Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Sequoia National Forest,  Kern River Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Sequoia National Forest,  Tule River Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

Projects Occurring Nationwide  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 12/18/2009
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2010 
Expected:11/2011
 
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 01/2011 
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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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  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/19/2010
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 06/2010 
Expected:06/2010
 
06/2010 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 All Units, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)  

R5 - Pacific Southwest Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Historic Facilities BMP Retrofit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Facility management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:03/2011  09/2011 Ashley Sommer
530-543-2615
asommer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Water quality BMP installation at the Tallac Historic Site (inc. Kiva Beach), the Newhall House at Skunk Harbor, Meiss Cabin and Old Mill.
Location: UNIT - R5 - Pacific Southwest Region All Units. STATE - California, Nevada. COUNTY - El Dorado, Placer, Carson City (city). Tallac Historic Site, Kiva Beach, Skunk Harbor and Meiss.
Meeks Bay Resort BMP Retrofit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Facility management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:03/2011  08/2011 Ashley Sommer
530-543-2615
asommer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Implement water quality BMP's at the resort
Location: UNIT - R5 - Pacific Southwest Region All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. Meeks Bay Resort.
Willaim Kent Campground BMP Retrofit and Administrative Site Redevelopment
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/26/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
09/2011 Ashley Sommer
530-543-2615
asommer@fs.fed.us 
Description: BMP retrofit of campground and day use beach site. Redevelopment of administrative site to include a fire station, employee offices and public information center.
Location: UNIT - R5 - Pacific Southwest Region All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. William Kent Campgrond, day use beach site and adminisrative site.
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Sequoia 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
CAMPGROUND CONCESSIONAIRE PROSPECTUS
CE
- Heritage resource management
- Special area management 
Completed  Actual: 11/15/2010  01/2011 Marianne Emmendorfer
559-338-2251 x 313
mmemmendorfer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Development and issuance of forestwide special use permit for campgrounds and day use areas charging fees. Permit to be issued for a five (5) to ten (10) year period.
Location: UNIT - Sequoia National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno, Kern, Tulare. LEGAL - Forest wide. Specified campgrounds and day use areas where a fee is charged for recreation use offered under the concessionaire permit, on the Sequoia National Forest.
FOREST PLAN REVISION (SQF)
EIS
- Land management planning  Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 01/2011 
Expected:10/2012  10/2012 Maria Ulloa-Cruz
559-874-1500 ext 1160
mulloacruz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Sierra Nevada Framework FEIS & ROD took many but not all elements of the Mediated Settlement Agreement through the NEPA process. Rest to follow in separate action(s) or Plan Revision.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/planning/
Location: UNIT - Sequoia National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno, Kern, Tulare. LEGAL - 1.12 MM acres. Forest wide.
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Sequoia 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
GIANT SEQUOIA NATIONAL MONUMENT MANAGEMENT PLAN
EIS
- Land management planning  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 08/06/2010
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 06/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
06/2011 Marianne Thomas
559-784-1500 x1164
mariannethomas@fs.fed.us 
Description: Establish management direction for the land and resources within the Giant Sequoia National Monument. (Monument was established in April 2000.)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/sequoia/gsnm_planning.html
Location: UNIT - Tule River Ranger District, Hume Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno, Tulare. LEGAL - Approximately 327,769 acres. Located in Fresno and Tulare Counties, California. Giant Sequoia National Monument, within the Hume Lake and Tule River Ranger Districts, of the Sequoia National Forest.
HERMOSA TOURS, LLC
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/16/2010 
Expected:03/2011
 
03/2011 Art Colson
760-379-5646
acolson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Outfitter Guide special use permit for mountain bikes on approved roads and trails on the Kern River and Western Divide Ranger Districts. Less than 5 contiguous acres and for a 10 year term.
Location: UNIT - Tule River Ranger District, Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern, Tulare. LEGAL - T20-28S, R30-34E, MDB&M. Various locations on the Western Divide and Kern River Ranger Districts.
KERN RIVER FLY FISHING GUIDE SERVICE
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:02/2011  03/2011 Art Colson
760-379-5646
acolson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Outfitter guide special use permit (SUP) to be issued for a 10 year term and involve less than five contiguous acres of National Forest System (NFS) managed land.
Location: UNIT - Tule River Ranger District, Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern, Tulare. LEGAL - T18-29S, R29-37E, MDB&M. North and South Forks of the Kern River, Lower Kern River, and tributaries that flow into the Kern River including from Golden Trout & Domeland Wildernesses. SUP covers Kern River & Western Divide RD.
SCE DETERIORATED POLE REPLACEMENTS FOR CY 2011
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 12/14/2010  01/2011 Roger Porter
559-784-1500, ext 1136
rwporter@fs.fed.us 
Description: Poles may be replaced, due to deterioration, fire, natural disaster, etc., or a change in the need of the distribution line, damage caused by lightning or being accidently struck by a large object, such as a boulder or vehicle.
Location: UNIT - Tule River Ranger District, Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern, Tulare. LEGAL - NA. Various locations on the Western Divide and Kern River Ranger Districts.
SURVIVAL TRAINING SCHOOLS OF CALIFORNIA
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/16/2010 
Expected:03/2011
 
03/2011 Art Colson
760-379-5646
acolson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Outfitter Guide special use permit-- teaching a hybrid of Native American traditions & contemporary backpacking/wilderness survival skills. Will impact less than 5 contiguous acres and will be issued for a term of 10 years.
Location: UNIT - Tule River Ranger District, Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern, Tulare. LEGAL - T20-28S, R30-34E, MDB&M. Various locations on the Western Divide and Kern River Ranger Districts.
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Sequoia National Forest,   Hume Lake 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
ASILOMAR MANAGEMENT COMPANY - STONY CREEK LODGE EXPANSION PROJECT
EA
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Special use management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/26/2004 
Expected:02/2011
 
05/2011 Marianne Emmendorfer
559-338-2251 Ext. 313
mmemmendorfer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Expand lodging facilities to 45 rooms at the Stony Creek Lodge, on Generals Highway, County Road 198.
Location: UNIT - Hume Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tulare. LEGAL - Section 33, T.14S., R.29E., MDM. < 5 acres. Stony Creek Lodge special use permit site on Generals Highway, County Road 198.
DAVIS ROAD (FR 12S01) REPAIR
CE
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/06/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
06/2011 Marianne Emmendorfer
559-338-2251 x 313
mmemmendorfer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed project repairs a portion of Davis Road (Forest Road No. 12S01) by replacing culverts, repairing the roadbed and other drainage features, and adding rock to the road surface
Location: UNIT - Hume Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T12-13S, R26-27E, MDB&M. The Davis Road (Forest Road 12S01) provides access between McKenzie Ridge along state highway 180, and the Kings River.
ESHOM OHV STAGING AREA DEVELOPMENT
EA
- Land management planning
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/24/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2011 
Expected:02/2011
 
07/2011 Marianne Emmendorfer
559-338-2251 x 313
mmemmendorfer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed project to design an Off Highway Vehicle staging area in the Eshom Point area to reduce impacts to resources, while providing day and overnight recreation use in the general area
Location: UNIT - Hume Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tulare. LEGAL - T15S, R28E, MDB&M. Eshom staging area is a popular OHV use area, but it does not have a designed staging area.
LEFEVER CREEK BRIDGE AND ROAD DECOMMISSIONING
EA
- Road management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:06/2011  08/2011 Marianne Emmendorfer
559-338-2251 x 313
mmemmendorfer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Decommission 1 bridge by removing the decking, steel girders, and footings for the bridge crossing Lefever Creek on Forest Service Road 13S91
Location: UNIT - Hume Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno, Tulare. LEGAL - T12S, R25E, SW1/4 of Section 28. Lefever Creek bridge is located along FS Rd 13S91 in the Pine Flat Reservoir area. This area is closed to the general public and accesses private property.
MILLWOOD OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE STAGING AREA REDESIGN PROJECT
EA
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Special use management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/24/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2011 
Expected:03/2011
 
07/2011 Marianne Emmendorfer
559-338-2251 x 313
mmemmendorfer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed project to redesign the Millwood OHV Staging Area to reduce impacts to the creek and other resources, while providing day and overnight recreation use.
Location: UNIT - Hume Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T13-14S, R27E, MDB&M. Millwood Staging Area is a popular OHV use site, split by the Mill Flat Creek which is a critical aquatic refuge, & overlaps the potentially historic town site of Millwood.
PINE RIDGE FUELS MAINTENANCE AND REDUCTION
EA
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/30/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
08/2011 Marianne Emmendorfer
559-338-2251 x 313
mmemmendorfer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed prescribed burn & mechanical treatment of a portion of the Pine Ridge area affected in the 2001 Highway Fire. Purpose is to reduce fuel buildup around young plantation trees & continue reestablishing a more natural fire return interval.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/sequoia/projects/pine-ridge-fuels-reduction/index.html
Location: UNIT - Hume Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T13S, R28E, MDB&M. Pine Ridge.
SAMPSON ALLOTMENT GRAZING PERMIT RENEWAL
EA
- Special area management
- Grazing management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/30/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
06/2011 Marianne Emmendorfer
559-338-2251 x 313
mmemmendorfer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed project to renew a grazing permit on the Sampson Allotment.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/sequoia/projects/sampson-allotment/index.html
Location: UNIT - Hume Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T12-13S, R26-27E, MDB&M. Sampson Allotment encompasses areas outside and inside the Giant Sequoia National Monument, and the Kings River Special Management Area.
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Sequoia National Forest,   Kern 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
80's MINING PLAN OF OPERATIONS
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/19/2009 
Expected:03/2011
 
04/2011 Rick Larson
760-379-5646
relarson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Placer mining operations for the exploration and extraction of gold from the stream channel in Greenhorn Creek and maintenance of the access roads.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/sequoia/projects/80s-Mining-Plan-of-Operations/index.html
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - Sections 11 & 12, T.27S., R.31E., MDM. Kern County, CA. Greenhorn Creek located in the Greenhorn Mountains, on Kern River Ranger District.
ADMO TOURS
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:03/2011  04/2011 Art Colson
760-379-5646
acolson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Outfitter Guide Special Use Permit for mountain cycling tours only on approved trails using less than five contiguous acres, and issued for a 10-year term.
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern, Tulare. LEGAL - T20-29S, R33-35E., MDB&M. The Kern River Ranger District, mountain cycling tours only on approved trails.
BIONICON
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:03/2011  04/2011 Art Colson
760-379-5646
acolson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Outfitter Guide Special Use Permit, for a term of 10 years, to shuttle mountain bicycles to various trailheads. Will impact less than 5 contiguous acres on National Forest System lands.
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern, Tulare. LEGAL - T20-29S, R33-35E, MDB&M. Numerous trailheads.
BOREL BUOY INSTALLATION
EA
- Facility management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/05/2009 
Expected:07/2011
 
08/2011 Roger Porter
559-784-1500, ext. 1136
rwporter@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed project is to install flotation buoys along the length of the Borel Canal in the interest of public safety. Approximately 300 buoys will be installed; 120 of which will be on National Forest System land.
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - FS land: T.26S., R.33E., Sections 4, 17, 19-20, 30; T.25S., R. 33E., Section 33. SCE land: T.26S., R.33E., Sections 4-5, 8, 19-20. Borel Canal across Lake Isabella.
BOREL RELICENSING RECREATION ENHANCEMENT PROJECT
EA
- Land management planning
- Recreation management
- Facility management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:05/2011  06/2011 Cheryl Bauer
760-376-3781 X 630
cabauer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reconstruct approximately 0.75 miles of the Black Gulch South Road, build permanent toilet facilities, and dumpster pads will be added to this site. Sandy Flat Day Use Area, construct asphalt surface trail from parking lot to Kern River
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - Black Gulch South: Section 10, T27S, R32E; Sandy Flat Day Use: Section 15, T27S, R32E, MDB&M. Black Rock South, dispersed area offering overnight and day use opportunities, and access to Kern River. Sandy Flat Day Use Area, approximately 44 mi NE of Bakersfield along old Kern Canyon Road.
BRECKENRIDGE FOREST HEALTH AND FUELS REDUCTION PROJECT
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/27/2010
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 05/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 Brian Bergman
760-376-3781
brianbergman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Variably thin approx 2240 acres of second growth forest using mechanical and/or hand thinning methods. Material may be sold as commercial sawlogs or biomass. Excess surface fuels will be treat by piling/burning, underburning or removed as biomass.
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - T28S, R32E, Sections 19, 20, 30; T28S, R31E, Sections 14,15, 21-27, 34-36 MDB&M. Breckenridge Mountain, Kern County, California, approx 11 miles SW of Lake Isabella, California.
BRECKENRIDGE MOUNTAIN GRAZING - SUP RENEWALS
EA
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:11/2010  03/2011 Mark Stieler
760-379-5646
mstieler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue livestock grazing permits under current management for four (4) allotments: Breckenridge, Pechacho, Hobo, and Cow Flat.
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - T.27-28S., R.30-32 E., MDM. Approximately 39,963 acres (Breckenridge, 11,883 ac; Pechacho, 5,315 ac; Hobo, 4,749 ac; & Cow Flat, 18,016 ac.). Breckenridge Mountain on the Kern River Ranger District.
BRUMLEY'S BEES
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:02/2011  03/2011 Art Colson
760-379-5646
acolson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Apiary Special Use Permit impacting less than five contiguous acres.
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern, Tulare. LEGAL - T20-29S, R33-35E, MDB&M. Various locations on the Kern River Ranger District.
CARVER (Stanley) ROCKHOUSE BASIN ROAD SPECIAL USE PERMIT
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/03/2008
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2010 
Expected:03/2011
 
05/2011 Art Colson
760-379-5646, ext. 562
acolson@fs.fed.us 
Description: FLPMA road special use permit (SUP) to be reissued for 10 years, with no changes and not ground disturbing activities.
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tulare. LEGAL - Sections 26, 27, 34, T23S, R35 E, MDB&M. Domeland Wilderness.
CYRUS CANYON ROAD IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
EA
- Land management planning
- Recreation management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:05/2011  06/2011 Cheryl Bauer
760-376-3781 X 630
cabauer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Resurfacing, with asphalt, approximately 1,330 linear feet of the Forest Service portion of Cyrus Canyon Road.
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - Section 3, T26S, R33E, MDB&M. 20-acre Cyrus Canyon OHV recreation area, located on east side of Isabella reservoir, approximately 50 miles NE of Bakersfield, CA.
ED PROVOST OFG, DBA ED'S FISHING GUIDE SERVICE
CE
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:02/2011  03/2011 Art Colson
760-379-5646
acolson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Outfitter Guide special use permit, for 10-year term, for guiding fishing on Lake Isabella. Impacts less than five continugous acres.
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - T25-26S, R33-34E, MDB&M. Lake Isabella.
EGGMAN FAMILY APIARIES
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:02/2011  04/2011 Art Colson
760-379-5646
acolson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Apiary special use permit, impacting less than five contiguous acres of National Forest System lands.
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern, Tulare. Various locations on the Kern River Ranger District.
GRE MARZ HIKING OUTFITTER GUIDE SPECIAL USE PERMIT
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:03/2011  04/2011 Art Colson
760-379-5646
acolson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Outfitter guide special use permit, issued for 10 years, for guided trail hiking at various locations on the Kern River Ranger District. Use will impact less than five contiguous acres of National Forest System land.
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern, Tulare. LEGAL - T20-29S, R33-35E, MDB&M. Various locations on the Kern River Ranger District.
GREENHORN SOUTH PLANTATION THINNING PROJECT
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Brian Bergman
760-376-3781, ext. 673
brianbergman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Variably thin 1,273 acres of plantations using mechanical and/or hand thinning methods. Excess surface fuels will be treated by piling and burning, under-burning, or may be removed as biomass. This proposed project Is cancelled.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/sequoia/projects/greenhorn-south-plantation-thinning/index.html
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - T25-26S, R31-32E; MDB&M. Greenhorn Mountain, Kern County, CA; approximately 4 miles southwest of Alta Sierra, CA.
HORSE MEADOW ROAD ASSOCIATION
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 11/08/2010  11/2010 Art Colson
760-379-5646, ext. 562
acolson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue FLPMA road special use permit (SUP) with no changes and no ground disturbing activities for a term of 10 years. SUP will cover road segments, approx 1,000 feet off FS Roads 23S08 and 23S10B. Total area is approximately 0.5 acres.
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tulare. LEGAL - SW1/4, NW1/4, Section 25, T23S, R33E; and NW1/4, NE1/4 Section 25, T23S. R33E; MDB&M. Horse Meadow.
INGLE ROAD - FLPMA SUP RENEWAL (Changed to Lookout Mountain Road Association)
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Art Colson
760-379-5646
acolson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue special use permit for FLPMA road to access private property.
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tulare. LEGAL - Section 36, T.21S., R.33E., MDM. Private property near West Meadows and Lookout Mountain on the Kern Plateau.
ISABELLA LAKE AUXILLARY DAM LEFT ABUTMENT REMEDIATION
EA
- Land management planning
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Facility management 
Completed  Actual: 10/27/2010  12/2010 Nancy Sandburg
760-379-5646 ext 586
nsandburg@fs.fed.us 
Description: Remediation of left abutment Isabella Lake Auxiliary Dam by the US Army Corps of Engineers to meet federal dam safety standards.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/sequoia/projects/isabella-auxiliary-dam/index.html
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - T26S, R32E, Section 29 NW. Southern end of Lake Isabella, Kern County, California, on the left, southern, end of the auxiliary dam. Fill material will be placed on dam abutment located on lands managed by the COE and USFS.
ISABELLA LAKE DAM SAFETY ASSURANCE PROJECT
EIS
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Special use management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Nancy Sandburg
760-379-5646
nsandburg@fs.fed.us 
Description: Remediation of Lake Isabella Dam to meet federal dam safety standards. The US Army Corp of Engineers (COE) is the lead agency for the environmental analysis and the Sequoia NF is a cooperating Agency. This project has been cancelled.
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - T26S, R32-33E, Sections 19, 29, 30. Southern end of Lake Isabella, project will occur on COE, NFS, Cal Trans, and BLM lands.
KENNY CARVER WATER TRANSMISSION PIPELINE SPECIAL USE PERMIT
CE
- Grazing management
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:04/2011  05/2011 Art Colson
760-379-5646, ext. 562
acolson@fs.fed.us 
Description: This Special Use Permit was orginally issued to John Gobler then to Stanley Carver. This special use permit (SUP) includes a <10 inches water pipeline and small reservoir in Kernville. SUP covers approximately 0.4 acres.
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - Section 14, T25S, R33E, MDB&M. Gobler Ranch site in Kernville now owned by Stanley Carver and operatored by Kenny Carver.
KERN COUNTY BOAT PATROL STATION - SUP
CE
- Land ownership management
- Special use management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Art Colson
760-379-5646
acolson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue new permit for one building (20 ft X 20 ft) and an associated parking area (one acre), to be used in conjuction with boat patrols on Lake Isabella. SUP to be issued for 10 years. (SUP was never issued. Previously under an ACOE lease)
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - NW 1/4 Sec. 9, T.26S., R.33E., MDM. Approximately one (1) acre. Kern County. Located near French Gulch Peninsula at Lake Isabella, on the Kern River Ranger District.
KERN RIVER NO. 1 (KR1) ACCESS ROAD IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
EA
- Heritage resource management
- Special area management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Minerals and Geology
- Land ownership management
- Land acquisition
- Special use management
- Facility management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 11/23/2010  02/2011 Roger Porter
559-784-1500, ext. 1136
rwporter@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct and widen access road to, and parking area at Kern River No 1 hydroelectric facility. The project will improve safety of employees and visitors in vehicles entering and exiting the KR1 powehouse from Highway 178 in the Kern River Canyon
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - Section 29, T28S, R30E, MDB&M. Located at Kern River No.1 Hydropower Plant in Kern County on the Kern River and adjacent to Highway 178.
KERN RIVER VALLEY GUN ASSOCIATION
EA
- Land management planning
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:09/2011  11/2011 Art Colson
760-379-5646, ext. 562
acolson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue 10 year special use permit for a target range. No changes are proposed. Current permit covers approximately 40 acres and 0.25 miles of road.
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - NE1/4 Section 3, T26S, R33E, MDB&M. Kernville adjacent to Kern County Waste Disposal Transfer Station.
LAKE ISABELLA VISITOR INFORMATION KIOSK
CE
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/18/2010 
Expected:02/2011
 
04/2011 Penelope Shibley
760-376-3781
pshibley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct a visitor information kiosk at the Lake Isabella Forest Service visitor center at 4875 Ponderosa Drive, Lake Isabella, California.
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - T 26 S, R 33 E, Section 30, NW1/4. Grass area, visitor parking lot, Lake Isabella Forest Service Visitor Center, Lake Isabella, California.
MORELAND MINES RECLAMATION
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Minerals and Geology 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/09/2008
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
05/2011 Rick Larson
760-379-5646
relarson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Closure of mine openings and removal of structures, old equipment, and trash, from nine (9) abandoned mines.
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - Sections 17, 18, 19, & 20, T.28S., R.34E., MDM. Kern County, CA. Located in the Alaska Flat area of the Piute Mountains, on Kern River Ranger District.
OSA MEADOW RESTORATION PROJECT
EA
- Watershed management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:04/2011  07/2011 Christopher Stewart
760-376-3781 x 683
csstewart@fs.fed.us 
Description: Meadow restoration project proposes to improve aquatic conditions and raise the water table beneath Osa Meadow.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/sequoia/projects/osa-meadow/index.html
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tulare. LEGAL - SW 1/4 Section 16, SE 1/4 Section 17, T20S, R34E, MDB&M. Osa Meadow restoration project would be located off of Forest Service Road 20S25 on the Kern Plateau, located north of the Blackrock Work Center. Osa Meadow is approximately 90 acres in size.
PIUTE MOUNTAIN MEADOW RESTORATION PROJECT
CE
- Heritage resource management
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:03/2011  06/2011 Christopher Stewart
760-376-3781 x 683
csstewart@fs.fed.us 
Description: Piute Mountain meadow restoration project would improve conditions in three meadows burned during the Piute fire. These meadows include French, Mack, and Woolstaff.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/sequoia/projects/piute-meadow-restoration/index.html
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - T28S, R34E, MDB&M. French, Mack, and/or Woolstalf Meadows.
PIUTE MOUNTAINS TRAVEL MANGEMENT
EIS

           *NEW LISTING*
- Land management planning
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management 
Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 01/2011 
Expected:03/2012  04/2012 Warren Niemi
559-784-1500
wniemi@fs.fed.us 
Description: A collaborative process to develop a travel management plan for the Piute Mountains area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/sequoia/projects/piutes-tm/index.html
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - Piute Mountains, Sequoia National Forest. Piute Mountains, south of Lake Isabella, California.
REVISED SAWMILL FOREST HEALTH AND FUELS REDUCTION PROJECT
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:06/2011  07/2011 Penelope Shibley
760-376-3781
pshibley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Implement a forest thinning project in the Oak Ridge area of the Greenhorn Mountains.
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - T25 and 26S, R31 and 32E, MDBM. Oak Ridge area, Greenhorn Mountains.
REVISION 1 to REVISED ICE TIMBER SALE and FUELS REDUCTION PROJECT
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/18/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
07/2011 Steve Anderson
760-376-3781 x. 680
swanderson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed Greenhorn Mountains fuels reduction project within the Greenhorn East and West compartments, including the Tillie Creek, French Gulch, and Cedar Creek watersheds. This project is in litigation.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/sequoia/projects/ice-fuels-reduction/index.html
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. T25-26S, R32E, MDB&M.
SIRRETTA OHV TRAIL
EIS
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Cheryl Bauer
760-376-3781 X 630
cabauer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analysis of OHV trail as per the Sequoia Land Management Plan Mediated Settlement Agreement. Revised DEIS published August 2002.
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tulare. LEGAL - T.22-23S., R.34E., MDM. Seven (7) miles. Kern Plateau, Cannell Meadow Ranger District.
THOMPSON LIQUID WASTE DISPOSAL SITE (SEPTIC SYSTEM) SPECIAL USE PERMIT
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/24/2009 
Expected:03/2011
 
04/2011 Art Colson
760-379-5646, ext. 562
acolson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue special use permit (SUP) for existing liquid waste disposal site (non-toxic). Includes a septic tank (8 ft X 6 ft) and a leach line (50 ft X 1 ft), for approximately .01 acres. SUP to be issued for 5 years.
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - SW1/4 Section 21, T25S, R32E, MDB&M. Approximately .01 acres. Alta Sierra area.
TOILET BUILDING INSTALLATION PROJECT
EA
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 12/03/2010  05/2011 Cheryl Bauer
760-376-3781 X 630
cabauer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace existing portable toilets with new vault toilet buildings and/or install new vaults where no permanent toilet facility currently exists.
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern, Tulare. LEGAL - District wide. Replace and/or install toilet buildings on the Kern Plateau and at various locations on the Kern River Ranger District.
VALLEY VIEW FUELS REDUCTION PROJECT
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 11/01/2010  03/2011 Nickie Washington
760-376-3781 Ext. 671
nwashington@fs.fed.us 
Description: This is a shaded fuelbreak, around the Valley View community, that will be 250 feet long, with removal of snags, ladder fuels, and material on the ground.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/sequoia/projects/valley-view/index.html
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - Section 33, T.27S., R.33E. and Section 3, T.28S., E.33E., MDM. Project is accessed via Saddle Springs Road (27S02).
YUBA FARMS PASTURE - SUP RENEWAL
CE
- Land ownership management
- Special use management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Art Colson
760-379-5646
acolson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue special use permit for existing livestock area, consisting of 3.0 acres of fenced area, to feed four (4) head of animals yearly from April 1st through September 30th. SUP to be issued for 10 years.
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - E1/2, SE1/4 NW1/4 Section 36, T.26S., R.31E., MDM. Approximately 3.0 acres. Located near Poso Creek on the Kern River Ranger District.
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Sequoia National Forest,   Tule 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
DEER CREEK WORK CENTER DECOMMISSION
EA
- Land management planning
- Facility management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/02/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
02/2011 Priscilla Summers
559-539-2607
psummers@fs.fed.us 
Description: Decommission/removal of a work center, including 3 buildings, associated structures, system road 23S69 and its ford, disconnect work center from utilities.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/sequoia/projects/deer-creek-work-center/index.html
Location: UNIT - Tule River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tulare. LEGAL - T.23S., R.31E., Section 21. Approximately 7 acres. Building and road located at the Deer Creek Work Center in California Hot Springs, CA.
GIANT SEQUOIA NATIONAL MONUMENT PROCLAMATION COMMEMORATION
CE
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:05/2011  06/2011 Warren Niemi
559-784-1500
wniemi@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install wooden sign or rock plague at site of President Clinton's proclamation establishing Giant Sequoia National Monument, managed by the Western Divide Ranger District, Sequoia National Forest.
Location: UNIT - Tule River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tulare. Trail of 100 Giants, Giant Sequoia National Monument, Western Divide Ranger District, Sequoia National Forest.
GOLDEN TROUT WILDERNESS TRAIL REPAIR
EA
- Land management planning
- Recreation management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:03/2011  06/2011 Chris Sanders
559-539-2607 ext.270
csanders@fs.fed.us 
Description: Repair, maintenance and reconstruction of non motorized use trails in the Golden Trout Wilderness. Project will repair erosion problems and upgrade trails to USFS maintenance standards.
Location: UNIT - Tule River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Inyo, Tulare. LEGAL - T18-21S, R31-33E; MDB&M. Golden Trout Wilderness, Sequoia and Inyo National Forests.
HOT SPRINGS STATION ENTRANCE GATE & KIOSK
CE
- Facility management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/20/2009 
Expected:01/2011
 
02/2011 Priscilla Summers
559-539-2607
psummers@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install gate at the entrance to the Hot Springs station. The purpose is to increase security of the station & residents. A kiosk at the junction of SR 56 & the Parker Pass Rd proposed to mitigate the loss of public access to station when gate closed
Location: UNIT - Tule River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tulare. LEGAL - T23S, R30E, Section 32, NE1/4. Gate would be installed at the entrance to the Hot Springs station. The kiosk to be constructed on the east side of the T-junction of SR 56 & Parker Pass Rd immediately adj to the Hot Springs Station.
JACK RANCH ROAD GATE
CE
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/20/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2011 
Expected:02/2011
 
05/2011 Priscilla Summers
559-539-2607
psummers@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install gate on Forest Road 24S05 just east of the private land boundary to restrict traffic during the winter months, thereby avoiding resource damage to the road.
Location: UNIT - Tule River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tulare. LEGAL - T24S, R31E, Section 17, SW1/4 of SW1/4. The gate would be installed on Jack Ranch Road, Forest Road 24S05, just east of the private land boundary within the Giant Sequoia National Monument.
LOWER TULE RIVER CANYON AREA IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
CE
- Land management planning
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 09/20/2010  11/2010 Robin Galloway
559-539-2607 Ext 280
rgalloway@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reconstruction, maintenance of Forest Service trails, and decommissioning of user created trails along a fifteen (15) mile stretch of the Lower Tule River Canyon. This project will also include graffiti abatement and interpretative projects.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/sequoia/projects/tule-river-access/index.html
Location: UNIT - Tule River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tulare. LEGAL - Sections 6, 13, 14, 23, 25-29, & 32, T.20S., R.30E., and Sections 18 & 30, T.20S., R.31E., MDM. Lower Tule River Canyon between Highway 190 and the Middle Fork of the Tule River, and between County Road 208a and the North Fork of the Middle Fork of the Tule River.
LOWER TULE RIVER WILDLIFE GUZZLER AND WILDLIFE CROSSING
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:03/2011  05/2011 Roger Porter
559-784-1500, ext 1136
rwporter@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposes to install a wildlife guzzler and wildlife crossing along the Lower Tule River hydropower flume operated and maintained by Southern California Edison Comany (SCE)
Location: UNIT - Tule River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tulare. LEGAL - T20S, R30E, Section 28; MDB&M. Located on the Lower Tule River.
REVISION 1 to FROG PROJECT AREA ANALYSIS ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/23/1998
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
07/2011 Priscilla Summers
559-539-2607
psummers@fs.fed.us 
Description: Revision 1 to existing environmental documention to allow for forest thinning to reduce stand density for vegetation management, fuels management and public safety activities.
Location: UNIT - Tule River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tulare. LEGAL - T23-24S, R31-32E; MDB&M. Approximately 29 air miles east of Porterville, CA.
TULE RIVER RESERVATION PROTECTION PROJECT
EIS
- Fuels management  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/26/2008
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/2011 
Expected:09/2012
 
11/2012 Robert Sanders
559-539-2607 x221
rsanders@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will reduce flammable vegetation through prescribed burning within the area adjoining the northern boundary of the Tule River Indian Reservation. Proposed under the Tribal Forest Protection Act.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/sequoia/projects/tule-river-reservation-protection/index.html
Location: UNIT - Tule River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tulare. LEGAL - Sections 4-10, T.21S., R.31E., and Section 1, 2, 11-14, T.21S., R.30E., MDM. Project area is adjacent to the Forest Service/Tule River Indian Reservation boundary.
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