Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2012 to 03/31/2012
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, 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,  Western Divide 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:03/2012
 
01/2013 Noel Schneeberger
610-557-4121
nschneeberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: The USDA Forest Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are analyzing a range of strategies for controlling gypsy moth damage to forests and trees in the United States.
Web Link:  http://www.na.fs.fed.us/wv/eis/
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  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:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/13/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2011 
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  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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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
FOREST PLAN REVISION (SQF)
EIS
- Land management planning  Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 01/2012 
Expected:01/2013  01/2013 Maria Ulloa-Cruz
559-874-1500 ext 1160
mulloacruz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Initiating Assessment which is scheduled for January 2012. More specific status dates are to be determined.
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 05/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
09/2012 Annette Fredette
559-784-1500 x 1138
afredette@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 - Western Divide 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 Western Divide Ranger Districts of the Sequoia National Forest.
SURVIVAL TRAINING SCHOOLS OF CALIFORNIA
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/16/2010 
Expected:06/2012
 
07/2012 Art Colson
760-379-5646
acolson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a one year outfitter guide special use permit-- teaching a hybrid of Native American traditions & contemporary backpacking/wilderness survival skills.
Location: UNIT - Western Divide 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
BIG STUMP FIRE PROTECTION PROJECT
EA
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2012 
Expected:01/2013  06/2013 Michael Pasillas
559-338-2251 Ext. 324
mpasillas@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to reduce fuels buildup in a portion of Big Stump Giant Sequoia Grove through prescribed burning to protect nearby facilities and begin reintroducing fire into the grove.
Location: UNIT - Hume Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno, Tulare. LEGAL - T14S, R28E, MDB&M. Portion of Big Stump Grove bisected by State Highway 180, and west of Kings Canyon National Park.
BOULDER BURN
EA
- Special area management
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:10/2012  12/2012 Marianne Emmendorfer
559-338-2251 x 313
mmemmendorfer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to prescribe burn portions of Boulder Creek drainage in Monarch Wilderness and Agnew Roadless Area to continue reintroducing fire adjacent to the 2010 Sheep Fire. Fire would burn through a portion of Deer Meadow and Evans Complex Groves.
Location: UNIT - Hume Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T13S, R29E, MDB&M. Portion of Boulder drainage area west of Sheep Fire and north of Forest Road 14S02.
DAVIS ROAD (FR 12S01) REPAIR
CE
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/06/2010 
Expected:01/2012
 
04/2012 Marianne Emmendorfer
559-338-2251 x 313
mmemmendorfer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to maintain 11 miles 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. Davis Road (Forest Road 12S01) provides access between State Highway 180, and the Kings River above Pine Flat Reservoir.
ESHOM OHV STAGING AREA DEVELOPMENT
EA
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 10/03/2011  11/2011 Marianne Emmendorfer
559-338-2251 x 313
mmemmendorfer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to design an Off-Highway Vehicle staging area near Eshom Point, and start seasonal road closure to reduce impacts to resources. Staging Area to provide information, picnic tables and restroom for OHV day use.
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.
HUME DISTRICT ROADSIDE HAZARD TREE REMOVAL
EA
- Forest products
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/29/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
10/2012 Marianne Emmendorfer
559-338-2251 x 313
mmemmendorfer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to fell dead or damaged trees along district roads that pose a safety hazard or danger to public/employees using these routes. Some trees may be removed after down woody debris requirements are met.
Location: UNIT - Hume Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno, Tulare. LEGAL - T13-15S, R28-29E. Hazardous or danger trees have been identified on portions of several district roads, mainly in Stony and Park Ridge areas.
KIRKLAND PLANTATION THIN
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/09/2011 
Expected:02/2012
 
04/2012 Larry Burd
559-338-2251 ext. 370
lburd@fs.fed.us 
Description: Masticate small trees (less than 10 inches dbh) and brush causing overstocked conditions in plantations near Kirkland Meadow. Underburn or pile and burn fuel concentrations. Leave 80-120 trees per acre and pockets of untreated shrubs for wildlife.
Location: UNIT - Hume Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno, Tulare. LEGAL - T13-14S, R28-29E, MDB&M. Hume Lake Ranger District.
LEFEVER CREEK BRIDGE AND ROAD DECOMMISSIONING
EA
- Road management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Marianne Emmendorfer
559-338-2251 x 313
mmemmendorfer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Decommission Lefever Creek bridge on Forest Service Road 13S91 by removing the decking, steel girders, and footings of the bridge. This area is closed to the general public and accesses private property. An alternative route provides adequate access.
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 06/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
06/2013 Marianne Emmendorfer
559-338-2251 x 313
mmemmendorfer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to redesign the Millwood OHV Staging Area to better define camp/day use areas and road access in order to reduce impacts to the creek and other resources.
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 REDUCTION PROJECT
EA
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/30/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2012 
Expected:03/2012
 
05/2012 Paul Leusch
559-338-2320
pleusch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal is to reduce fuel buildup around young plantation trees & continue reestablishing a more natural fire return interval through prescribed burning and mastication on portion of Pine Ridge area affected by 2001 Highway Fire.
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 east to Davis Road (FR12S01).
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 02/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
06/2012 Marianne Emmendorfer
559-338-2251 x 313
mmemmendorfer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed project to renew a grazing permit on the Sampson Allotment, which includes areas inside and outside of Giant Sequoia National Monument and the Kings River Special Management Area.
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 lies between Pine Ridge and Verplank Ridge, north of McKenzie Ridge to the Kings River.
STONY CREEK LODGE EXPANSION PROJECT (ASILOMAR MGMT COMPANY)
EA
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Special use management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/26/2004 
Expected:01/2012
 
06/2012 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.
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.
TENMILE OVERFLOW RESTROOM INSTALLATION
EA
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Miguel Macias
559-338-2251 x330
mmacias@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to install a vault toilet in the Tenmile Campground Overflow dispersed camping area to reduce impacts to resources. It would provide a permanent restroom to replace the portable restrooms placed in this area only during peak season use.
Location: UNIT - Hume Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T13S, R28E, MDB&M. The dispersed camping area is adjacent to Tenmile Campground on Tenmile Creek.
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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
- Special use management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/19/2009 
Expected:01/2012
 
02/2012 Mark Howe
760-379-5646 ext 564
mhowe@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.
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
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/16/2010 
Expected:01/2012
 
02/2012 Art Colson
760-379-5646
acolson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Outfitter guide one year temporary special use permit for mountain cycling tours only on designated roads and trails.
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.
ARDEN WATER COMPANY WATER TRANSMISSION LINE
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2012 
Expected:06/2012  07/2012 Art Colson
760-379-5646
acolson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal for maintenance and operation of 475-foot water transmission line (less than 12 inches diameter) covering 0.03 acres
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - Section 5, T26S, R33E; MDB&M. Wofford Heights near Tillie Creek Campground.
BIONICON
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Art Colson
760-379-5646
acolson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Outfitter guide special use permit for a one year term to shuttle mountain bicycles to various trailheads.
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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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
- Recreation management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/26/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2012 
Expected:02/2012
 
03/2012 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.
BOULER GULCH OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE (OHV) RESTORATION PROJECT
CE
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/26/2011 
Expected:02/2012
 
03/2012 Cheryl Bauer
760-376-3781 X 630
cabauer@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project proposes to decommission approximately 6 miles of unauthorized routes and hill climbs leading away from the Boulder Gulch campground and day use area.
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - Sections 7, 8, 17, 18, T26S, R33E, MDBM. Boulder Gulch Campground.
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 01/2012 
Expected:01/2012
 
06/2012 Brian Bergman
760-376-3781
brianbergman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Variably thin approx 892 acres in WUI defense & threat zones using mechanical and/or hand thinning methods. Material may be sold as commercial sawlogs. Excess surface fuels will be treat by piling/burning, underburning or chipping.
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.
BRUMLEY'S BEES
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2012 
Expected:06/2012  07/2012 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 04/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
09/2012 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 no ground disturbing activities.
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tulare. LEGAL - Sections 26, 27, 34, T23S, R35 E, MDB&M. Dome Land Wilderness.
ED PROVOST OFG, DBA ED'S FISHING GUIDE SERVICE
CE
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/16/2010 
Expected:03/2012
 
04/2012 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.
EDWARDS AFB AIR CREW WATER AND LAND SURVIVAL TRAINING
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2012 
Expected:07/2012  08/2012 Art Colson
760-379-5646
acolson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal for a special use permit for survival training for the water and land-based air crew
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - .25 ac Sec 19, T26S, R33E; .75 ac Sec 17, T27S, R36E; .75 ac Sec 33 T28S, R34E; .75 ac Sec 20 T21S, R35E; .75 ac Sec 33, T21S, R35E; .75 ac Sec 20, T22S, R34E, MDB&M. Lake Isabella, Horse Canyon (Scodie Mountain), Landers Meadow (Piute Mountain), Rodeo Flat , Jackass Meadow, and Boone Meadow (Kern Plateau).
EGGMAN FAMILY APIARIES
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2012 
Expected:03/2012  06/2012 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.
GILBERT DITCH ASSOCIATION
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2012 
Expected:03/2012  06/2012 Art Colson
760-379-5646
acolson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Operation and maintenance of a water irrigation ditch
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - Section 10, T25S, R33E, MDB&M. Kernville area.
KENNY CARVER WATER TRANSMISSION LINE
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2012 
Expected:10/2012  11/2012 Art Colson
760-379-5646
acolson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Maintenance & operation of a water transmission line (less than 12 inches diameter) and enclosure with reservoir covering 0.04 acres
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - Section 14, T25S, R33E, MDB&M. Kernville area.
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 PAIUTE COUNCIL, NUUI CUNNI CULTURAL CENTER
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2012 
Expected:06/2012  06/2012 Art Colson
760-379-5646
acolson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Operation and maintenance of a Native American interpretive center (Forest Service building on Forest Service land)
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - Section 19, T26S, R33E, MDB&M. French Gulch at Lake Isabella.
KERN RIVER VALLEY GUN ASSOCIATION
EA
- Land management planning
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2012 
Expected:08/2012  08/2012 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.
LOWER KERN CANYON & GREENHORN MTNS OHV & RIPARIAN RESTORATION PROJECT
EA
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/26/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
05/2012 Cheryl Bauer
760-376-3781 X 630
cabauer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restore areas within Black Gulch North, Black Gulch South, and China Garden dispersed recreation areas in the Lower Kern Canyon. Protect sensitive resources in the vicinity of Evans Flat Campground located in the Greenhorn Mtns.
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - Black Glch N: S 9-10, T27S, R32E;Black Glch S: S 10,15-16, T27S, R32E; China Grdn: S 33, T27S,R31E; Evans Flt: S 25,T26S,R32E; Kern Cyn Tr: S 3, T27S,R32E; Woodwd Pk Tr: S30, T26S,R32E. Lower Kern Canyon and Greenhorn Mtns.
MORELAND MINES RECLAMATION
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Minerals and Geology 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/07/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2012 
Expected:03/2012
 
06/2012 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 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/07/2010 
Expected:01/2012
 
05/2012 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 MANAGEMENT
EIS
- Land management planning
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Rick Larson
760-379-5646
relarson@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.
RANCHERIA FOREST RESTORATION PROJECT
EA
- Forest products  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/16/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
08/2012 Penelope Shibley
760-376-3781
pshibley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Implement an ecological restoration project in the Oak Ridge area of the Greenhorn Mountains. This project will implement sustainable forest practices by improving wildland fire saftety, wildlife habitat and economic use of forest byproducts.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33846
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - T25 and 26S, R31 and 32E, MDBM. Oak Ridge area, Greenhorn Mountains.
SHIRLEY MEADOWS SKI AREA 40-YEAR PERMIT
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2012 
Expected:04/2012  06/2012 Art Colson
760-379-5646
acolson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a new 40 year permit with no changes from the current 20 year permit or master development plan.
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - Shirley Meadows T25S, R32E, Section 32. Alta Sierra Ski area at Shirley Meadow.
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.
SIRRETTA ROAD BLOWDOWN SALVAGE
CE
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 12/15/2011  04/2012 Penelope Shibley
760-376-3781
pshibley@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would provide ecological restoration by reducing fuels loading through removal of dead or damaged trees and by prescribed burning. It would also remove hazard trees from public roadways In the Sirretta Road/Sherman Pass area
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36798
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tulare. LEGAL - Sec. 13 & 24, T22S, R33E and Sec. 19 & 20, T22S, R34E MDBM;. Tulare County, California Along Sirretta Road No. 22S21 and Sherman Pass Road No. 22S05.
THOMPSON LIQUID WASTE DISPOSAL SITE (SEPTIC SYSTEM) SPECIAL USE PERMIT
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/24/2009 
Expected:07/2012
 
08/2012 Art Colson
760-379-5646, ext. 562
acolson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue special use permit SUP for existing nontoxic liquid waste disposal site. 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. Formerly the Jack McGee sewer system.
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.
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,   Western Divide 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
FALLEN SEQUOIAS AT TRAIL OF 100 GIANTS
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/09/2011 
Expected:03/2012
 
04/2012 Marianne Thomas
559-539-2607 x270
mariannethomas@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project proposes to build a boardwalk, meeting ADA requirements, that connects the trail from the remaining northern-most bridge on the south side of the fallen sequoias, to the existing trail on the east-side.
Location: UNIT - Western Divide Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tulare. LEGAL - Township 22 South, Range 31 East, Section 35, MDBM. Trail of 100 Giants (Forest Service Trail 31E00) east of Springville, along the Western Divide Highway, approximately three air miles west of the community of Johnsondale, Tulare County, CA.
HOT SPRINGS STATION ENTRANCE GATE & KIOSK
CE
- Facility management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/20/2009 
Expected:03/2012
 
05/2012 Marianne Thomas
559-539-2607 x270
mariannethomas@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to install a gate at the entrance to the Hot Springs station to increase security of station & residents; and place a kiosk at junction of SR 56 & Parker Pass Rd to mitigate the loss of public access to station when gate closed.
Location: UNIT - Western Divide Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tulare. LEGAL - T23S, R30E, Section 32, NE1/4. Gate would be installed at entrance to the Hot Springs station; kiosk to be constructed on east side of T-junction of SR 56 & Parker Pass Rd immediately adjacent to Hot Springs Station.
JACK RANCH ROAD GATE
CE
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/20/2009 
Expected:03/2012
 
05/2012 Marianne Thomas
559-539-2607 x270
mariannethomas@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 - Western Divide 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.
LONG MEADOW RESTORATION PROJECT
CE
- Watershed management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:03/2012  07/2012 Robin Galloway
559-539-2607 Ext 280
rgalloway@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restore meadow functioning by repairing headcuts in Long Meadow by establishing a low gradient step pool system from the bottom of the meadow up to the headcut.
Location: UNIT - Western Divide Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tulare. LEGAL - T22S., R31E., Sections 26 and 35. Long Meadow is located just below Long Meadow Giant Sequoia Grove.
NEEDLES LOOKOUT AND TOWER REPLACEMENT
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Facility management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/09/2011 
Expected:02/2012
 
05/2012 Linn Gassaway
559-338-2251 x396
lgassaway@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed project to construct a new lookout cab and tower with the same look and feel as the original tower on the same site. The lookout will comply with current building codes and safety requirements.
Location: UNIT - Western Divide Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tulare. LEGAL - Township 21 South, Range 32 East, Section 14, MDBM. The project area is located 2.5 miles off Forest Service Road 21S05, at the end of Forest Service Trail 32E22. This area is east of Springville, along the Western Divide Highway.
REVISION 1 to FROG PROJECT AREA ANALYSIS ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/23/1998
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2012 
Expected:03/2012
 
05/2012 Marianne Thomas
559-539-2607 x270
mariannethomas@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 - Western Divide 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 04/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
05/2013 Marianne Thomas
559-539-2607 x270
mariannethomas@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 - Western Divide 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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