Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2013 to 03/31/2013
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)  Completed  Actual: 11/28/2012  01/2013 Noel Schneeberger
610-557-4121
nschneeberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: The USDA Forest Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are analyzing a range of strategies for controlling gypsy moth damage to forests and trees in the United States.
Web Link:  http://www.na.fs.fed.us/wv/eis/
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
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Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Sierra Nevada Forest Plan Amendment (SNFPA)
EIS
- Land management planning  On Hold  N/A  N/A Donald Yasuda
916-640-1168
dyasuda@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prepare a narrowly focused analysis to comply with two orders issued by the Eastern District Court of California on November 4, 2009. Correct the 2004 SNFPA Final SEIS to address range of alternatives and analytical consistency issues.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/snfpa/2010seis
Location: UNIT - Eldorado National Forest All Units, Lassen National Forest All Units, Modoc National Forest All Units, Sequoia National Forest All Units, Tahoe National Forest All Units, Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit, Carson Ranger District, Bridgeport Ranger District, Plumas National Forest All Units, Sierra National Forest All Units, Stanislaus National Forest All Units, Inyo National Forest All Units. STATE - California, Nevada. COUNTY - Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, El Dorado, Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Lassen, Madera, Mariposa, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Tulare, Tuolumne, Yuba, Douglas, Esmeralda, Mineral. LEGAL - Along the Sierra Nevada Range, from the Oregon/California border south to Lake Isabella as well as lands in western Nevada. Sierra Nevada National Forests.
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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
SEQUOIA NATIONAL FOREST PLAN REVISION
EIS
- Land management planning  Developing Proposal
Est. Notice of Adjustment 10/2013 
Expected:08/2016  09/2016 Maria Ulloa
559-784-1500 ext 1160
mtulloa@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Land and Resource Management Plan, completed in 1988, has been amended multiple times. An assessment of forest lands and the development and implementation of a management plan with revisions every 10-15 years is required.
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
OSV 2012-2013 MAINTENANCE AND GROOMING
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 10/03/2012  11/2012 Chris Sanders
559-539-2607 ext.270
csanders@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal for over snow vehicle (OSV) road and facility maintenance program
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php/?project=40019
Location: UNIT - Western Divide Ranger District, Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern, Tulare. Western Divide and Kern River Ranger Districts.
SURVIVAL TRAINING SCHOOLS OF CALIFORNIA
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/16/2010 
Expected:01/2013
 
01/2013 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php/?project=34871
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 02/2013 
Expected:09/2013  05/2014 Paul Leusch
559-338-2320
pleusch@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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36313
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 CREEK FUELS RESTORATION
EA
- Special area management
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/29/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2013 
Expected:03/2013
 
05/2013 Marianne Emmendorfer
559-338-2251 x 313
mmemmendorfer@fs.fed.us 
Description: 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 Agnew, Deer Meadow, and Evans Complex Groves.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36314
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:04/2013
 
07/2013 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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32299
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.
HUME DISTRICT ROADSIDE HAZARD TREE REMOVAL
EA
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/29/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
07/2013 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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36312
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
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2013 
Expected:09/2013
 
05/2014 Marianne Emmendorfer
559-338-2251 x 313
mmemmendorfer@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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36971
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.
MILL FLAT CREEK ROADS MANAGEMENT
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/17/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
09/2013 Marianne Emmendorfer
559-338-2251 x 313
mmemmendorfer@fs.fed.us 
Description: A proposal to seasonally close the Davis Road (FR 12S01) (approximately 12/1 - 4/15 based on weather conditions) and to decommission 13 forest roads or portions of roads (a total of 3.3 miles) within the Mill Flat Creek Critical Aquatic Refuge.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38634
Location: UNIT - Hume Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T13S, R26-27E MDB&M. Mill Flat Creek drainage.
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 04/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
08/2013 Carol Hallacy
559-338-2251
challacy@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.
STONY CREEK LODGE EXPANSION PROJECT (ASILOMAR MGMT COMPANY)
EA
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Special use management
- Facility management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Carol Hallacy
559-338-2251
challacy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Expand lodging facilities to 45 rooms at the Stony Creek Lodge, on Generals Highway.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=3387
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:02/2013
 
06/2013 Dennis Dougherty
760-376-3781 ext. 530
ddougherty@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/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php/?project=25625
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.
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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/26/2011 
Expected:02/2013
 
04/2013 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
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php/?project=33062
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
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
02/2013 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php/?project=36988
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - Sections 7, 8, 17, 18, T26S, R33E, MDBM. Boulder Gulch Campground.
BRUCE HAFENFELD RANGE USE FACILITIES (BUILDING AND ROAD) SUP
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/07/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
12/2012 Art Colson
760-379-5646
acolson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of special use permit for a cabin and road in conjunction with an existing grazing permit.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php/?project=40085
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tulare. LEGAL - 1 acrea in NE , Section 32, T23S, R34E, MDB&M. Near Big Meadow on the Kern River Ranger District of the Sequoia National Forest in Tulare County.
BRUMLEY'S BEES
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2013 
Expected:04/2013  04/2013 Art Colson
760-379-5646
acolson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Apiary Special Use Permit impacting less than five contiguous acres.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php/?project=32997
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.
CALTECH RESEARCH STUDY AREA AND FLMPA ROAD EASEMENT SUP RENEWAL
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/18/2012  10/2012 Art Colson
760-379-5646
acolson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to renew SUP for earthquake sensing equipment and access road
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php/?project=40050
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - SE , Section 18, T26S, R33E, MDB&M. Located on the west side of Lake Isabella. Occupies the same site as UNAVCO.
CALWATER WATER LINE SPECIAL USE PERMIT
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:02/2013  02/2013 Art Colson
760-379-5646
acolson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to issue a new special use permit for a waterline to the new owner of the water company that services Jesse James Trailer Park.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php/?project=40053
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - SW , Section 5, T.26S., R.33E. MDBM. The waterline is located near Tillie Creek Campground.
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 03/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
06/2013 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php/?project=33099
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tulare. LEGAL - Sections 26, 27, 34, T23S, R35 E, MDB&M. Dome Land Wilderness.
DUNN SCHOOL OUTFITTER-GUIDE SPECIAL USE PERMIT RENEWAL
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2013 
Expected:06/2013  06/2013 Art Colson
760-379-5646
acolson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to continue operating supervised backpacking, hiking, and camping trips lasting from 1-2 weeks for 6th through 12th grade students.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php/?project=40319
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern, Tulare. LEGAL - NE1/4, SW1/4, Section 3, T21S, R34E, MDBM. Forestwide.
EDWARDS AFB AIR CREW WATER AND LAND SURVIVAL TRAINING
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/05/2012  10/2012 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
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php/?project=36446
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 03/2013 
Expected:04/2013  04/2013 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php/?project=32999
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 03/2013 
Expected:04/2013  04/2013 Art Colson
760-379-5646
acolson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Operation and maintenance of a water irrigation ditch
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36451
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - Section 10, T25S, R33E, MDB&M. Kernville area.
HAFENFELD ISOLATED CABIN SUP RENEWAL
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:11/2012  01/2013 Art Colson
760-379-5646
acolson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to renew a special use permit for an isolated cabin used during the grazing season.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40055
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tulare. LEGAL - NE , Section 32, T23S, R34E, MDB&M. Located at Big Meadow.
JOEY HEALTHY FOREST AND FUELS REDUCTION PROJECT
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/16/2012
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 04/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
09/2013 John Gomez
760-376-3781 x673
johngomez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Ecological restoration & hazardous fuels treatment on 950 acres in the wildland urban interface of the Horse Meadow Community. Treatments would employ mechanical and hand thinning, and prescribed fire, with some commercial timber harvest.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php/?project=40280
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tulare. LEGAL - T. 23 and 24 S., R. 33 and 34 E., Mount Diablo Base and Meridian (MDB&M). Horse Meadow, Kern Plateau, approximately 10 miles north of Lake Isabella, CA, off of Cherry Hill/ Sherman Pass Roads.
KENNY CARVER WATER TRANSMISSION LINE
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2013 
Expected:05/2013  05/2013 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 02/2013 
Expected:03/2013  04/2013 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)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php/?project=36455
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
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2013 
Expected:03/2013  04/2013 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php/?project=33149
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.
LOGSDON ROAD SPECIAL USE PERMIT RENEWAL
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2013 
Expected:03/2013  04/2013 Art Colson
760-379-5646
acolson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to renew special use permit for unimproved dirt road (approximately 600 feet long and 12 feet wide for 0.16 acres) that accesses private property from FS Road 21S02 near Beach Meadow.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php/?project=40318
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tulare. LEGAL - NE1/4, SW1/4, Section 3, T21S, R34E, MDB&M. Off FS Road 21S02 near north end of Beach Meadow.
LOWER KERN CANYON & GREENHORN MTNS OHV RESTORATION PROJECT
EA
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/26/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2013 
Expected:03/2013
 
03/2013 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php/?project=35862
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 Tim Kelly
760-379-5646 583
tkelly@fs.fed.us 
Description: Closure of mine openings and removal of structures, old equipment, and trash, from nine (9) abandoned mines.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=25626
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  On Hold  N/A  N/A Steve Anderson
760-376-3781 x. 680
swanderson@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/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php/?project=33026
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 MOUNTAINS TRAVEL MANAGEMENT
EIS
- Land management planning
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management 
In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/18/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 06/2013 
Expected:09/2013
 
03/2014 Alfred Watson
760-376-3781
awwatson@fs.fed.us 
Description: A collaborative process to develop a travel management plan for the Piute Mountains area.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34119
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 06/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
06/2014 Penelope Shibley
760-376-3781
pshibley@fs.fed.us 
Description: An ecological restoration project in the Oak Ridge area of the Greenhorn Mountains. This project will implement sustainable forest practices by improving wildland fire safety, wildlife habitat, and economic use of forest by-products.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.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.
SCODIE ALLOTMENT IMPROVEMENTS CE
CE
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2013 
Expected:08/2013  08/2013 Mark Stieler
760-379-5646
mstieler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install fencing to separate grazing management units and eliminate livestock access to riparian corridor.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php/?project=39665
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - Sections 14 and 16, Township 27 South, Range 36 East, Mount Diablo Base and Meridian. Scodie Mountains, Kiavah Wilderness, Horse Canyon area.
SHIRLEY MEADOWS SKI AREA 40-YEAR PERMIT
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:05/2013  06/2013 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php/?project=36973
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.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISION REPLACEMENT OF 19 DETERIORATED WOOD POLES
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 11/30/2012  12/2012 Roger Porter
559-784-1500
rwporter@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal for replacement of 19 deteriorated wood poles with light weight steel poles on the Borel-Isabella-KR3-Lakegen-Weldon and Borel-Havilah-Loraine-Monolith-Walker Basin 66kV transmission lines, Lower and Upper Kern River Canyon
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php/?project=40278
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. The project area is located in the lower and upper Kern River Canyon.
TAMARA BARKLEY WATERLINE SPECIAL USE PERMIT
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 11/07/2012  11/2012 Art Colson
760-379-5646
acolson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to issue a special use permit for an existing waterline for irrigation and domestic use to a new property owner.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php/?project=40052
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - NE , Section 10, T28S, R32E, MDBM. The waterline serves a ranch located near Havilah.
TAYLOR/LONG GRAZING PROJECT
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2013 
Expected:09/2013  09/2013 Mark Stieler
760-379-5646
mstieler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to reauthorize an existing grazing permit for the Taylor/Long Allotment located on the Kern Plateau.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php/?project=40893
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tulare. LEGAL - Sections 20 & 23, T24S, R34E, MDB&M. Taylor and Long Meadows on the Kern Plateau, accessed from Cherry Hill Road (22S12).
UNAVCO RESEARCH STUDY AREA AND FLPMA ROAD EASEMENT SUP RENEWAL
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/18/2012  10/2012 Art Colson
760-379-5646
acolson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to renew existing SUP for earthquake sensing equipment and an access road.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php/?project=40051
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - SE , Section 18, T26S, R33E, MDBM. Located on the west side of Lake Isabella. Occupies same site as CalTech.
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS LEASE AT DEMOCRAT
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2013 
Expected:07/2013  08/2013 Art Colson
760-379-5646
acolson@fs.fed.us 
Description: New communications use lease at an existing communications site.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php/?project=40895
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - .5 (one half) acre. Section 5, T28S, R31E, MDBM; elevation 2,300 ft. Highway 178 in the Lower Kern Canyon near Forest Service Road 28S68.
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
HOLBY WELL ACCESS ROAD SPECIAL USE PERMIT
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 12/20/2012  12/2012 Richard Stevens
559-539-2607
ristevens@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal for a special use permit for an existing road accessing Ponderosa Community Services District's Holby Well water storage tanks.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41088
Location: UNIT - Western Divide Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tulare. LEGAL - Section 16, T21S, R32E, MDB&M. Near the community of Ponderosa, CA.
LONG MEADOW RESTORATION PROJECT
CE
- Watershed management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/30/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
09/2013 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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35446
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.
REVISION 1 to FROG PROJECT AREA ANALYSIS ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/14/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
05/2013 Richard Stevens
559-539-2607
ristevens@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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34863
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.
TOBIAS ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION PROJECT *NEW LISTING*
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2013 
Expected:12/2013  03/2014 Penelope Shibley
760-376-3781 x 650
pshibley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Ecological restoration, by thinning and prescribed burning, to restore a healthy, diverse, fire-resistant forest structure and species composition.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40890
Location: UNIT - Western Divide Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tulare. LEGAL - 11000 acres within TS24S, R32E, MDBM. Greenhorn Mountains adjoining Sugarloaf Road (24S15) between Alta Sierra (Portuguese Pass) and Dunlap Pass, south of Johnsondale.
TULE RIVER RESERVATION PROTECTION PROJECT
EIS
- Fuels management  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/26/2008
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
08/2013 Richard Stevens
559-539-2607
ristevens@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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=15504
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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