Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2010 to 12/31/2010
Sierra 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, Sierra National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Sierra National Forest,  Bass Lake Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Sierra National Forest,  High Sierra 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

           *NEW LISTING*
- 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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Sierra 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
Addition of Routes in Potential Naturally Occuring Asbestos Geology to NFTS
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Road management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:01/2011  04/2011 Judith Tapia
559-297-0706
jetapia@fs.fed.us 
Description: 3.43 miles of routes would be added to the NFTS and placed on the MVUM to allow loop opportunities once testing for NOA has been completed
Location: UNIT - Sierra National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - USGS Quad Numbers: 37119E6_SW (West Fall AU), 37119E7_NW (South Fork AU) , 36119H1_NW (Dinkey Kings AU). Routes TH-41y, TH-67y, TH-3y, TH-7y, KD-219 and KD-220 in South Fork, West Fall and Dinkey-Kings Analysis Units (see MTM FEIS).
Big City Mountaineers - Outfitting and Guiding Transitional Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/01/2010  07/2010 Gayne Sears
559-877-2218 ext 3182
gsears@fs.fed.us 
Description: 2010 Transitional Special Use Permit for Outfitting and Guiding in the Sierra National Forest, for 14 backpacking trips of under resourced, at-risk, urban teens in the Ansel Adams and John Muir Wildernesses for wilderness experience.
Location: UNIT - Sierra National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno, Madera. LEGAL - Ansel Adams and John Muir Wilderness Areas. Sierra National Forest, Bass Lake and High Sierra Ranger Districts, California.
Grey's Mountain Plantation and Wildstand Mastication
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/10/2009 
Expected:09/2010
 
03/2011 Dave Smith
559-877-2218
dsmith10@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project to precommercially thin and release 19-40 year old plantations with mastication machine. Some areas of hand cutting and leaving on site to decompose, hand piling and hand burning, site preparation, planting and hand release may occur.
Location: UNIT - Sierra National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - T6S, R22E, S9-11, 13--17, 20-24, 26-29, 32,33 T7S, R22E, S3,5. Project location is approximately 1/2 - 4 miles north of Bass Lake, CA.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company Electric Line Facilites Permit Reissue (aka Holdover)
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/01/2007 
Expected:11/2010
 
12/2010 Annette Lambert
559-855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue expired or soon to be expired permits to various (33) PGE electric line and associated access roads.
Location: UNIT - Sierra National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno, Madera, Mariposa. LEGAL - maps avialable at the District Offices. Various locations on the Bass Lake and High Sierra Ranger Districts.
SCE Permit Renewal for Existing Distribution Lines
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/10/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
02/2011 Annette Lambert
(559) 855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renew a special use permit forest-wide for existing distribution lines 33 kilovolts and under on the Sierra National Forest
Location: UNIT - Sierra National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno, Madera. Sierra National Forest - Huntington, Shaver, Mammoth Pool, Auberry, North Fork.
Sierra Club Outings - Outfitting and Guiding Transitional Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/12/2010  08/2010 Gayne Sears
559-877-2218 ext 3182
gsears@fs.fed.us 
Description: 2010 Transitional Special Use Permit for Outfitting and Guiding on the Sierra National Forest for 4 backpacking trips in the Ansel Adams and the John Muir Wildernesses for beginning and experienced wilderness backpacking.
Location: UNIT - Sierra National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno, Madera. LEGAL - Ansel Adams and John Muir Wildernesses and general forest areas. Sierra National Forest, Bass Lake and High Sierra Ranger Districts, California.
Special Use Permit(s) Issuance for Concessionaire Operated Facilities
CE
- Recreation management   In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/06/2007 
Expected:10/2010
 
01/2011 Cesar Sanchez
559-297-0706 x4987
cesarsanchez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a special use permit(s) for concessionaire management (including operation and maintenance) of developed recreation facilities. Locations of facilities include but not limited to Dinkey Creek, Bass Lake, Huntington Lake and Edison Lake.
Location: UNIT - Sierra National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno, Madera, Mariposa. LEGAL - Forest Wide. Fresno County, Madera County.
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Sierra National Forest,   Bass 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
Abandoned Mine Reclamation: Sweetwater Mine
EA
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Minerals and Geology
- Land ownership management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/27/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
06/2011 Karen Nooney
559-877-2218 ext. 3197
knooney@fs.fed.us 
Description: The intent of the proposed action is to determine the mines eligibity for the National Register of Historic Places; improve public safety & watershed by removing physical hazards, noxious weeds & abandoned property and performing road maintenance.
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mariposa. LEGAL - portions of the SWSE sec. 17; portions of the NE, E1/2NW sec. 20, Range 19 East, Township 3 South, MDB&M (protracted). The Sweetwater Mine is located approximately 3 miles northwest of the Jerseydale Fire Station off Forest Road 5S24.
American Indian Center of Central California - 10 Year Recreation Event Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/12/2010  09/2010 Gayne Sears
559-877-2218 ext 3182
gsears@fs.fed.us 
Description: 10-Year Priority Special Use Permit for Recreation Event for AICCCs 3 day American Indian Women's Conference & 3 day Native American Celebration Ceremony (Powwow) at Bass Lake Recreation Point Group Campground and Group Picnic Area.
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - Bass Lake Ranger District - Bass Lake Recreation Point Group Picnic and Group Campground. Sierra National Forest, Bass Lake Ranger District, California.
Athenian School -Outfitting and Guiding Transitional Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/12/2010  08/2010 Gayne Sears
559-877-2218 ext 3182
gsears@fs.fed.us 
Description: 2010 Transitional Special Use Permit for Outfitting and GUiding in the Sierra National FOrest for 10 groups backpacking in the Ansel Adams Wilderness for wilderness backpacking & natural history instruction.
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - Ansel Adams Wilderness. Sierra National Forest, Bass Lake Ranger District, California.
Azusa Pacific University - Outfitting and Guiding Transitional Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/12/2010  07/2010 Gayne Sears
559-877-2218 ext 3182
gsears@fs.fed.us 
Description: 2010 Transitional Special Use Permit for Outfitting and Guiding in the Sierra National Forest for 10 groups backpacking in the Ansel Adams Wilderness for Wilderness Backpacking and natural history instruction.
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - Ansel Adams Wilderness. Sierra National Forest, Bass Lake Ranger District, California.
Bass Lake Water Company Filtration Plant
CE
- Watershed management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2009 
Expected:10/2010
 
10/2010 Karen Nooney
559-877-2218 ext. 3197
knooney@fs.fed.us 
Description: Current permit holder Bass Lake Water Co. has submitted an applicaton to construct a new water intake and treatment facility at the former site of the Falls Resort near Willow Creek. Existing water intake, pipeline & treatment plant would be removed.
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - a portion of the W1/2 SE 1/4 sec. 9, R.22 E., T.7S., MDB&M. The facility would be located north of County road 432 on the former site of the Falls Resort.
Big Oak Septic Service Vendor Special Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/08/2010 
Expected:09/2010
 
01/2011 Gayne Sears
559-877-2218 ext 3182
gsears@fs.fed.us 
Description: Vendor proposes to provide porta potties and RV septic service to forest visitors while camping on the Bass Lake Ranger District (not in wilderness)
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera, Mariposa. LEGAL - T6S, R22E sections 10 and 16. Bass Lake Ranger District, dispersed campsites approved for use in the Travel Management plan (mostly near Texas Flat and Soquel campgrounds).
Chiquito Grazing Allotment NEPA
EA
- Grazing management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Aimee Smith
559-877-2218-3151
asmith03@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analysis of Chiquito Grazing Allotment in compliance with NEPA. Proposed action to continue cattle grazing in the Chiquito Allotment following standards and guidelines as outlined in the Forest Plan (as amended).
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - Townships 5 -7 South, Ranges 23 and 24 East. Chiquito Allotment is located northeast of the community of North Fork, CA and north of the San Joaquin River and Mammoth Pool.
Crane Valley Seismic Quarry Sites
EA
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 07/23/2010  10/2010 Cindy Whelan
559-297-0706 ex. 4931
cwhelan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Sale of minerals materials to Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E). Sale of timber to PG&E. Road Use Authorization to use existing roads and construct new roads, and issueSpecial Use Authorization to divert approximately 50 acre-feet of water.
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - T.7S., R.22E. sec. 26 MDB&M. Near the community of Bass Lake in Madera County, California.
Discov er Yosemite Temporary Outfitting and Guiding Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/21/2010  08/2010 Gayne Sears
559-877-2218 ext 3182
gsears@fs.fed.us 
Description: Vehicle tours for Outfitting and Guiding on the Bass Lake Ranger District roads and trails; Sierra Vista National Scenic Byway and short day hikes, some into the Ansel Adams Wilderness.
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - Forest roads and trails along Sierra Vista National Scenic Byway and others. Sierra National Forest, Bass Lake Ranger District.
Environmental Assessment: Beasore and Chiquito Allotments
EA
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 09/27/2010  06/2011 Aimee Smith
559-877-2218-3151
asmith03@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analysis of Beasore and Chiquito Grazing Allotments in compliance with NEPA. Proposed action to continue cattle grazing in the Beasore and Chiquito Allotments following standards and guidelines as outlined in the Forest Plan (as amended).
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - Bearoe Allotment: Townships 5 -7 South, Ranges 23 and 24 East; Chiquito Allotment: Townships 5 -7 South, Ranges 23 and 24 East. The Allotments are located northeast of the communities of Bass Lake and North Fork, CA and north of the San Joaquin River and Mammoth Pool.
Fish Camp Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/16/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2010 
Expected:06/2011
 
06/2011 Mark Lemon
559-877-2218 ext.3110
mlemon@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of the project will be to: Reduce fuel ladders and ground fuels in a wildland urban interface area, increase vigor and health of mixed conifer stands and reduce noxious weed populations.
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mariposa. LEGAL - T5S, R21E, Sec. 13,24, 25,26,35,36; T5S, R22E, Sec. 16-22, 26-35. Project centered around community of Fish Camp, east of Hwy 41, north of FS road 6S07, south of Yosemite NP, west of White Cheif Mountain.
Five Year Watershed Restoration Plan
CE
- Watershed management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:12/2010  03/2011 Keith Stone
559-877-2218
kstone@fs.fed.us 
Description: Five year watershed restoration plan for priority Watershed Improvement Need (WIN) sites in the WF Chiquito Creek watershed. Restoration will concentrate on wet meadow and/or fen environments for improved hydrologic function and aquatic habitat.
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera, Mariposa. Sites within the WF Chiquito Creek 6th-field HUC watershed.
Grizzly Century Bike Rally - 10-Year Recreation Event Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/12/2010  09/2010 Gayne Sears
559-877-2218 ext 3182
gsears@fs.fed.us 
Description: 10-Year Priority Special Use Permit for Recreation Event for Grizzly Century Bicycle Rally one day bike rally beginning & ending in North Fork, CA, along the Sierra Vista National Scenic Byway and the Grizzly Road, & several county roads.
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - From town of North Fork, along Sierra Vista National Scenic Byway, Grizzly Road and several county roads. Sierra National Forest, Bass Lake Ranger District, California.
Horseshoe Bend Trail Realignment Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/01/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2010 
Expected:02/2011
 
03/2011 Judith Tapia
559-297-0706
jetapia@fs.fed.us 
Description: ReEalignment6 of a section of the Hoseshoe Bend Trail, including construction of a 3-foot-wwide trail beginning at the exiting unimproved parking and staging area at County Road 235 and FS 9S75 and exteinding along the hillside.
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - Township 9 south, range 23 east, section 17 and 20 - Mt. Diable Baseline and Meridian. The project is located 30 miles northeast of the city of Fresno. The site is southeast of Kerckhoff Lake, west of edinger Lake and just south of Redinger Lake Road.
Jackass Meadow Pasture Fence Replacement
CE
- Grazing management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Aimee Smith
559-877-2218-3151
asmith03@fs.fed.us 
Description: Rebuild fence on western boundary of the Jackass Meadow Pasture to inlcude portion of old Tourist Pasture that was damaged during past logging operations.
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - Township 5S Range 24E Sections 15-16. Project is located at the western edge of Jackass Meadow near Beasore Road. and to the northeast of the community of Bass Lake, CA.
Kamook Motorized Recreation Staging Area
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/17/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
01/2012 Linda McPhail
559-877-2218 -3200
lmcphail01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reconstruction of a 2.1 acre site to develop parking/off loading, replace deterioating toilet, reduce maintenance costs and impacts to natural and cultural resources including soils and water quality.
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - Township: 5S, Range: 21E, Section: 14, 1/4 Sec: NE1/4. Project is within the County of Madera, California and is approximately 8 miles north of the town of Oakhurst, California.
Kampout Fresno 2010 Temporary Recreation Event Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Gayne Sears
559-877-2218 ext 3182
gsears@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of Temporary Special Use permit for Camping for 100-150 people in Texas Flat Group Use campground from Sept 10-12, 2010
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - T6S, R22E Section11. Bass Lake Ranger District, Texas Flat Developed Group Use Campground.
Sierra Ski & Pack Club/Sierra Adventure Camps - Outfitting & Guiding Transitional Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Gayne Sears
559-877-2218 ext 3182
gsears@fs.fed.us 
Description: 2010 Transitional Special Use Permit for Outfitting and Guiding in the Sierra Naitonal Forest, for one 13-day, up to 70 youths, sleep-away camping experience at Bass Lake Recreation Point Group Camp Site, Bass Lake Ranger District.
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - Bass Lake Recreation Point Group Camp Sites at Bass Lake. Sierra National Forest, Bass Lake Ranger District, California.
Smokey Bear 2 Mile & 10K Fun Run - 10 Year Recreation Event Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/12/2010  08/2010 Gayne Sears
559-877-2218 ext 3182
gsears@fs.fed.us 
Description: 10-Year Priority Special Use Permit for Recreation Event for the Smokey Bear 2 Mile & 10K Fun Run along paved county roads beginning & ending at Bass Lake Rec Point Group Site, promoting fire prevention and featuring Smokey the Bear.
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - Bass Lake Recreation Area, begins & ends at Rec Point Group Picnic Site, using county roads. Sierra National Forest, Bass Lake Ranger District, California.
Summer Sierra Trail Run Series Temporary Recreation Event Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/01/2010  08/2010 Gayne Sears
559-877-2218 ext 3182
gsears@fs.fed.us 
Description: Temporary special use permit for a four foot race run series on Forest roads and trails in June, July & August, in the Fish Camp, Sky Ranch, Nelder Grove areas.
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera, Mariposa. LEGAL - Forest roads and trails in the Fish Camp, Sky Ranch and Nelder Grove areas. Sierra National Forest, Bass Lake Ranger District, California.
Willow Creek General Recreation Access Trail Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/01/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2010 
Expected:02/2011
 
05/2011 Judith Tapia
559-297-0706
jetapia@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed construction of the Willow Creek access trail and an associated access road and parking area.
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - Township 9 south, ramge 23 east, section 16 on Mt.Diablo Baseline and Meridian. The project is located 30 miles northeast of the city of Fresno. The site is at the confluence of the San Joaquin River and Willow Creek.
Yosemite Sugar Pine Railroad Permit Reissue
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/15/2009 
Expected:10/2010
 
11/2010 Gayne Sears
559-877-2218 ext 3182
gsears@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue 20 yr term permit to Yosemite Sugar Pine Railroad Resort
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - Section 35 T5S R21E. Near Fish Camp, CA.
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Sierra National Forest,   High Sierra 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
Bretz Mtn Road Extension to Dinkey Creek Road - 10S01 Reconstruction
EA
- Special use management
- Road management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Annette Lambert
(559) 855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us 
Description: Roadway improvement to adjoin private parcels of land for residential development as per the approved Fresno County Bretz Mill Village Specific Plan. Road will eventually be turned over to Fresno County.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T10S, R25E, Section 6. Road 10S01 south of Dinkey Creek Road.
Dinkey North
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 09/22/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
06/2011 Ray Porter
559-855-5355ext3340
rporter@fs.fed.us 
Description: Implement vegetative treatments- thinning timber stands, underburning, and reforestation - consistent with "An Ecosystem Management Strategy for Southern Sierran Mixed-Conifer Forests", authored by North, Stine,O'Hara, Zielinski, and Stephens.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29598
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T.10S. R.26E. section 7,8,17,18. The project is located on the Sierra National Forest near the city of Fresno, CA. The project is in mountanous terrain.
Dinkey South
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 08/07/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
10/2010 Ray Porter
559-855-5355ext3340
rporter@fs.fed.us 
Description: Implement vegetative treatments- thinning timber stands, underburning, and reforestation - consistent with "An Ecosystem Management Strategy for Southern Sierran Mixed-Conifer Forests", authored by North, Stine,O'Hara, Zielinski, and Stephens.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/sierra/projects/dinkey-south-north/index.shtml
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T.10S. R.26E. section 16,17,19,20,21,22,28,29. The project is located on the Sierra National Forest near the city of Fresno, CA. The project is in mountanous terrain.
High Sierra Fuelbreak Project
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/30/2008
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
04/2011 Carolyn Ballard
559-855-5355 x3354
cballard@fs.fed.us 
Description: Create and maintain 3 new fuelbreaks and maintain 6 existing fuelbreaks in the front country of the High Sierra Ranger Distict using various mechanical, hand and herbicide methods. Maintain Access roads to fuelbreaks.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T9S, R23E, Sec 19,24-26, 30-32; T10S R23 E, S13-15,24;T10S R24E, S19-21,23-30,32-35; T11S R24E S3,4,10;. High Sierra RD, Sierra NF.
High Sierra Hazard Tree Abatement
EA
- Fuels management
- Facility management
- Road management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Ramiro Rojas
(559)855-5355
rrojas@fs.fed.us 
Description: The High Sierra Ranger District proposes to abate tree hazards along District roads, within Forest Administrative sites and next to established dispersed campsites.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. The proposed project is located along roads within the High Sierra Ranger District. A complete list is avialable from the District.
Huntington Lake Area - Application from SCE Requesting a Permit for Archaeological Investigations (A
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Heritage resource management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:03/2011  03/2011 Doug McKay
559-297-0706 ext 4891
dcmckay@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of an ARPA permit to complete archeological investigations via subsurface excavations at Upper Billy Creek Campground (2 sites) and Dowville Picnic Area (1 site)
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - Township Range Section. Upper Billy Creek Campground and Dowville Picnic Area.
Jose Central
EA
- Fuels management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Carolyn Ballard
(559) 855-5355
cballard@fs.fed.us 
Description: Treat hazardous fuels with fire, mechanical and hand methods.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - Sec 20,21,28,29,30,31,5,6 MDBM. Fresno County, High Sierra RD.
Kaiser, Mount Tom and Hot Springs Grazing Allotment NEPA
EA
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:09/2011  06/2012 Aimee Smith
559-877-2218-3151
asmith03@fs.fed.us 
Description: Interdisciplinary team to address proposed action to continue commercial cattle grazing on the Kaiser, Mount Tom and Hot Springs Grazing Allotments following specific grazing and rangeland management direction outlined in the Forest Plan (as amended)
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - Townships 7 and 8 South, Ranges 24-26 East. Kaiser, Mount Tom and Hot Springs Grazing Allotments within Kaiser Wilderness and north and east of Huntington Lake and south of the San Joaquin River.
Keola Fuels and Forest Heath
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:06/2011  10/2011 Judith Tapia
559-297-0706
jetapia@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project proposes to reduce the potential for severe fire, restore forest structure and composition consistent with frequent fire, and improve forest health conditions on 500 ac. The project is located within the Huntington Basin Recreation area
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T8S R25E Sections 21, 22, and 23. The Keola project is found adjacent to Camp Keola, 20 recreation residences under forest service permit and ten cabins on private lands (Lakeside Cottages). The Keola project is found entirely within.
Kings River Experimental Watershed Forest Health and Research Project Environmental Impact Statement
EIS
- Research  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 10/14/2009
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2012 
Expected:03/2011
 
06/2011 Judith Tapia
559-297-0706
jetapia@fs.fed.us 
Description: The EIS will evaluate the effects of the KREW Project which is designed to treat portions of the Kings River watershed to improve forest health and to examine the short and long term effects of these treatments as well.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/psw/programs/snrc/kingsriver/krew_project_eis/
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - Providence Unit is off of Dinkey Creek Road, adjacent to the Providence Creek Road (10S17)and Bull Unit is on Patterson Mountain adjacent tot he RossCrossing Road (10S24). Providence and Bull Units of the Kings River Watershed.
Lake Edison Corrals
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 06/23/2008  07/2010 Justin Robbins
559-855-5355
jrobbins@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of this project is to increase the stock holding capacity of the trailhead by installing additional corrals at the campground near the Mono Creek TH.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T 6 S, R 27 E, Sec. 34. Near Mono Creek Trailhead, Sierra National Forest.
PG&E Marmot Rock Campground Water Line Replacement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/10/2010 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2010 Annette Lambert
(559) 855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace a portion of buried steel water pipe that goes underneath Forest Service road 8S07.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T10S, R27E, Section 12. Marmot Rock Campground at the south west end of Courtright Reservoir.
Ponderosa Telephone New Service Cable at Dinkey Bluff Lot #2
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/07/2010  10/2010 Annette Lambert
(559) 855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us 
Description: The cabin owner at Dinkey Bluff Lot #2 applied to Ponderosa Telephone Company to install a new phone service connection to his cabin.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T.10 S., R.26 E., NE 1/4 Section 8. Dinkey Bluff Recreation Residence Tract.
Rancheria Campground Rehabilitation
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/21/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
06/2011 Judith Tapia
559-297-0706
jetapia@fs.fed.us 
Description: The SNF proposes to improve campground facilities and to protect and/or restore culturally and biologically sensitive resources at the Rancheria Campground.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. Rancheria Campground is located on the SE shore of Huntington Lake near Highway 168. Rancheria Campground, with a 50-acre footprint, has 149 campsites.
Renewal of Mono Hot Springs Term Special Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special area management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:02/2011  03/2011 Doug McKay
559-297-0706 ext 4891
dcmckay@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a SUP authorizing the operation and maintenance of a resort and associated facilities for up to 175 people at one time.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - NE 1/4, NE 1/4, Section 16 Township 7 south, Range 27 east MDB&M. Mono Hot Springs Resort area.
SCE Fiber Optic Shaver to BC2
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/30/2010 
Expected:03/2011
 
06/2011 Annette Lambert
(559) 855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us 
Description: SCE is proposing to add fiber optic cable to an existing distributio power line from Shaver Dam to Powerhouse 2.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T8S, R24E, Sections 25, 36; T9S, R24E, Sections 1, 12. Existing distribution powerlines from Sahver Dam to Powerhouse 2.
SCE Helicopter Landing Site
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/08/2010  10/2010 Annette Lambert
(559) 855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us 
Description: SCE is proposing to establish a helicopter landing site near a gaging station located on the South Fork San Joaquin River.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T.7 S., R.28 E., NW 1/4 Section 19. South Fork San Joaquin River below Hooper Creek.
SCE Mono Diversion Helispot
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/30/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
06/2011 Annette Lambert
(559) 855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us 
Description: SCE has filed an application to develop a helicopter landing site near their Mono Diversion.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T6 1/2 S, R27E, Section 35. Near Mono Diversion.
SCE PH2/2A Substation Relocation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/20/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
12/2010 Annette Lambert
(559) 855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us 
Description: The existing PH2 12 kV substation is an integral part of the Big Creek distribution system. The condition of the existing equipment, such as transformers, circuit breakers, etc. is old and obsolete. The existing substation is very unreliable.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T8S, R24E, Section 26. Near SCE Powerhouse No. 2/2A.
Silver Pass PCT Repair Project
CE
- Recreation management
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 06/23/2008  07/2010 Justin Robbins
559-855-5355
jrobbins@fs.fed.us 
Description: Trail incision (up to 3 feet deep) and gullying, resulting in erosion, multiple trailing, trampling of alpine vegetation, and altering of hydrology.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T. 5 S, R 28 E, Sec. 33; T. 6 S, R 28 E, Secs. 4, 9. Silver Creek drainage, John Muir Wilderness, Sierra National Forest.
Snowy Patterson Plantation Maintenance Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:06/2011  07/2011 Nevia Brown
553-855-5355ext. 3332
neviabrown@fs.fed.us 
Description: The High Sierra Ranger District, Sierra National Forest proposes to complete plantation maintenance to meet the objective of regaining old forest conditions while reducing vegetation competition and fuels buildup.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - The legal description of the project area is as follows: Townships (T) 10S & 11S, Range (R) 24,25,26,27 E. The project area encompasses 1357 acres, and is found in the Blue Canyon, Dinkey Mountain and the Patterson Mountain area of the district.
Special Use Permit Renewal Fresno County Sheriff
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/21/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
11/2010 Annette Lambert
(559) 855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renew a special use permit for an existing storage yard near Auberry.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T9S, R23E, Sections 19, 30. Near Auberry, CA.
Special Use Permit Renewal, Alec Water System
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/20/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
12/2010 Annette Lambert
(559) 855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renew special use permit for an existing water system consisting of a pipeline and spring collection box.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T10S, R23E, Section 3. Near Big Sandy Rancheria.
Special Use Permit Renewals for Six Domestic Water Systems
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/20/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
12/2010 Annette Lambert
(559) 855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renew special use permits for 6 existing water systems in the Huntington Lake and Big Creek areas.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. Huntington Lake and Big Creek Town areas.
Special Use Permit renewal SCE Water Lines
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/21/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
11/2010 Annette Lambert
(559) 855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renew a special use permit for Southern California Edison existing buried water lines near Shaver Lake and Huntington lake.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T9S, R24E, Section 13; T8S, R25E, Section 22. Near Shaver Lake and Huntington Lake.
Special use Permit Renewal CA Dept Fish & Game
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/21/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
11/2010 Annette Lambert
(559) 855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renew a special use permit for an existing construction camp near huntington Lake used by F&G wardens.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T8S, R26E, Section 5. Near Huntington Lake.
West Fork Cow Creek Road Obliteration Project-NFSR 9S402
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:02/2011  07/2011 Andy Hosford
559-855-5355 ext.-3315
ahosford@fs.fed.us 
Description: Road obliteration.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - Township Range. NFSR 9S402.
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