Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2011 to 03/31/2011
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, R5 - Pacific Southwest Region All Units, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
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
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/27/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 Glen Stein
208-869-5405
gstein@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service will prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement for the continued nationwide aerial application of fire retardant on National Forest System lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/retardant/index.html
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
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Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Sierra Nevada Forest Plan Amendment (SNFPA)
EIS
- Land management planning  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/19/2010
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 06/2010 
Expected:06/2010
 
06/2010 Donald Yasuda
916-640-1168
dyasuda@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prepare a narrowly focused analysis to comply with two orders issued by the Eastern District Court of California on November 4, 2009. Correct the 2004 SNFPA Final SEIS to address range of alternatives and analytical consistency issues.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/snfpa/2010seis
Location: UNIT - Eldorado National Forest All Units, Lassen National Forest All Units, Modoc National Forest All Units, Sequoia National Forest All Units, Tahoe National Forest All Units, Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit, Carson Ranger District, Bridgeport Ranger District, Plumas National Forest All Units, Sierra National Forest All Units, Stanislaus National Forest All Units, Inyo National Forest All Units. STATE - California, Nevada. COUNTY - Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, El Dorado, Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Lassen, Madera, Mariposa, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Tulare, Tuolumne, Yuba, Douglas, Esmeralda, Mineral. LEGAL - Along the Sierra Nevada Range, from the Oregon/California border south to Lake Isabella as well as lands in western Nevada. Sierra Nevada National Forests.
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R5 - Pacific Southwest Region All Units, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)  

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

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

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

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/26/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
09/2011 Ashley Sommer
530-543-2615
asommer@fs.fed.us 
Description: BMP retrofit of campground and day use beach site. Redevelopment of administrative site to include a fire station, employee offices and public information center.
Location: UNIT - R5 - Pacific Southwest Region All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. William Kent Campgrond, day use beach site and adminisrative site.
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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
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/01/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2011 
Expected:02/2011
 
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).
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:02/2011
 
03/2011 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
- 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.
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.
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
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 08/17/2010  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).
Fish Camp Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/12/2010
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.
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.
Reach 8 of the San Joaquin River Trail
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:02/2011  06/2011 Gayne Sears
559-877-2218 ext 3182
gsears@fs.fed.us 
Description: Establishment of Reach 8 of the San Joaquin River Trail by using 7.5 miles of existing system roads and trails in the area from Piyau Dome to the Mammoth TH. There is a need to construct 5 minor realignmens (~0.4 miles total) of the trail.
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - T4 and 5S, R24E MDM. Eastern Madera County, north of Mammoth Pool Reserviwr and west of the Ansel Adams wilderness.
Willow Creek General Recreation Access Trail Project
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/01/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2011 
Expected:03/2011
 
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:02/2011
 
03/2011 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.
Eastfork Restoration Project
EIS

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 05/2011 
Expected:04/2012  06/2012 Keith Ballard
(559) 855-5355
keballard@fs.fed.us 
Description: Implement restoration treatments that are collaborately developed to achieve multiple goals; reduce hazardous fuels, retain and promote sensitive species habitat, and promote stand and landscape heterogeneity.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T10S, R27E, Sections 5, 7, 8, 17, 18, and 31-33; and T11S, R27E, Sections 4-6; Mt Diablo Baseline and Meridian. The Eastfork Restoration Project area is located in two separate management units. The Eastfork Unit is near Ahart Meadow and the Bear Ridge Unit is south of Nelson Mountain.
High Sierra Fuelbreak Project
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/30/2008
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2011 
Expected:02/2011
 
05/2011 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.
Horseshoe Bend Trail Realignment Project
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/01/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2011 
Expected:03/2011
 
04/2011 Judith Tapia
559-297-0706
jetapia@fs.fed.us 
Description: Realignment of a section of the Hoseshoe Bend Trail, including construction of a 3-foot-wide trail beginning at the exiting unimproved parking and staging area at County Road 235 and FS 9S75 and extending along the hillside.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra 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.
Huntington Lake Area - Application from SCE Requesting a Permit for Archaeological Investigations (A
EA
- Heritage resource management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
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 Grazing Allotment NEPA
EA
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2011 
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 Grazing Allotment 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 Grazing Allotment within a portion of the Kaiser Wilderness and north and east of Huntington Lake.
Keola Fuels and Forest Heath
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:06/2011  10/2011 Zachary Tane
559-855-5355
ztane@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:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/17/2010
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 03/2011 
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.
PG&E Marmot Rock Campground Water Line Replacement
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/10/2010 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 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.
PG&E Pesticide Use at FERC Facilities
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Annette Lambert
(559) 855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us 
Description: PG&E has an ongoing problem with burrowing rodents at their Balch, Haas, and Kings River FERC authorized facilities. They are requesting the use of Diphacinone, a rodenticide previously approved for use at their Helms and Crane Valley facilities.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T12S, R26E, Section 10, 12, 17, T11S, R27E, Section 34. Balch Camp and switchyard, Kings River switchyard, Haas switchyard.
Rancheria Campground Rehabilitation
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/21/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2011 
Expected:03/2011
 
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
- 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
- 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 Mono Diversion Helispot
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/30/2010 
Expected:07/2011
 
08/2011 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
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/20/2010 
Expected:03/2011
 
06/2011 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.
Snowy Patterson Plantation Maintenance Project
EA
- 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.
Soaproot Restoration Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:03/2012  06/2012 Keith Ballard
(559) 855-5355
keballard@fs.fed.us 
Description: Implement restoration treatments that are collaborately developed to achieve multiple goals: reduce hazardous fuels, retain and promote sensitive species habitat, and promote stand and landscape heterogeneity.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T10S, R25E, Sections 911, 1416, 21-23, and 29-33; and T11S, R25E, Sections 4-9; Mt Diablo Baseline and Meridian. The Soaproot Restoration Project area is located in two separate management units. The Soaproot Unit is located west of Barnes Mountain and the Providence 1 Unit is located below Grand Bluffs.
Special Use Permit Renewal CA Dept Fish & Game
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 11/30/2010  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.
Special Use Permit Renewal Fresno County Sheriff
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/26/2010  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
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/18/2010  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
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 12/07/2010  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
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/18/2010  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.
Term Extension - Special Use Permits
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/15/2010  11/2010 Annette Lambert
(559) 855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us 
Description: The High Sierra Ranger District has 30 specual use authorizations that will terminate 12/31/2010. We will not be able to issue new permits beforehand, so we need to extend the terms for one more year.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. Various locations throughout the High Sierra Ranger District.
West Fork Cow Creek Road Obliteration Project-NFSR 9S402
EA
- 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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