Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2011 to 09/30/2011
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, 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
Gypsy Moth Management in the United States: A Cooperative Approach
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/19/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 Noel Schneeberger
610-557-4121
nschneeberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: The USDA Forest Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are analyzing a range of strategies for controlling gypsy moth damage to forests and trees in the United States.
Web Link:  http://www.na.fs.fed.us/wv/eis/
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/25/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
12/2011 Larry Hayden
202-205-1559
lhayden@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Department of Agriculture proposes to promulgate a new planning rule, which will set out the process for development, revision, and amendment of National Forest System land management plans.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/planningrule
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Agency-wide Rule.
Nationwide Aerial Application of Fire Retardant on National Forest System Lands.
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/27/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 Glen Stein
208-869-5405
gstein@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service will prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement for the continued nationwide aerial application of fire retardant on National Forest System lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/retardant/index.html
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
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Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Sierra Nevada Forest Plan Amendment (SNFPA)
EIS
- Land management planning  On Hold  N/A  N/A Donald Yasuda
916-640-1168
dyasuda@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prepare a narrowly focused analysis to comply with two orders issued by the Eastern District Court of California on November 4, 2009. Correct the 2004 SNFPA Final SEIS to address range of alternatives and analytical consistency issues.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/snfpa/2010seis
Location: UNIT - Eldorado National Forest All Units, Lassen National Forest All Units, Modoc National Forest All Units, Sequoia National Forest All Units, Tahoe National Forest All Units, Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit, Carson Ranger District, Bridgeport Ranger District, Plumas National Forest All Units, Sierra National Forest All Units, Stanislaus National Forest All Units, Inyo National Forest All Units. STATE - California, Nevada. COUNTY - Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, El Dorado, Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Lassen, Madera, Mariposa, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Tulare, Tuolumne, Yuba, Douglas, Esmeralda, Mineral. LEGAL - Along the Sierra Nevada Range, from the Oregon/California border south to Lake Isabella as well as lands in western Nevada. Sierra Nevada National Forests.
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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 11/2011 
Expected:02/2012
 
05/2012 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).
Pacific Gas and Electric Company Electric Line Facilites Permit Reissue (aka Holdover)
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/01/2007 
Expected:12/2011
 
12/2011 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 Big Creek ALP Mammoth Pool Howell-Bunger Valve and Fishwater Turbine Generator Replacement SUA
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/05/2007
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 Teri Drivas
559-297-0706 x4923
tdrivas@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a Special Use Authorization for components of the SCE Mammoth Pool HB Balve and FWG Replacement Project and authorization to utilizing FS roads. SNF authorization is required until FERC licensing is in place.
Location: UNIT - Sierra National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - T7S, R24E, Sections 3 & 10 MDBM. Base of Mammoth Pool Dam and surrounding roads 6S25, 6S25G, 7S20, and 6S76.
SCE Permit Renewal for Existing Distribution Lines
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/10/2010 
Expected:12/2011
 
12/2011 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:
Scoping Start 09/06/2007 
Expected:01/2012
 
01/2012 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
"007" Route
EA
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2011 
Expected:03/2012  04/2012 Linda McPhail
559-877-2218 -3200
lmcphail01@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project will develop needed social, economic and natural resource impacts and information to determine the purpose and need for the popular user defined "007" route to establish it's designation as a trail.
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - TS7S, R22E, Sec 25 SE1/4, NE1/4, Sec 24 SE1/4, NE1/4, Sec19 NW1/4, Sec 13 SW1/4, Sec18 SW1/4, NW1/4, NE1/4, Sec7 SW1/4, SE 1/4, NE1/4. The "007' route is located approximately 4.5 miles north of North Fork, CA.
Bear Box Installation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:08/2011  08/2011 Linda McPhail
559-877-2218 -3200
lmcphail01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation of 4 bear boxes on 3 high elevation OHV trails and 1 OHV use area: 2 @ Iron Lakes 4x4 trail, 1 @ Star Lakes 4x4 trail, 1 @ Red Top OHV dispersed site; existing sites, very popular to the forest visitor and are located in bear prone areas
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - Iron Lakes; site #1 UTM: 278913.456/4151894.135, site #2 UTM : 279121.021/4152326.563, Star Lakes UTM: 274931799/4154257.8, Red Top UTM: 287175.682/4156425.721. On several populare high elevation OHV routes and an OHV use area, prone to bears.
Fish Camp Project
EIS
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 05/18/2011  09/2011 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 Chief Mountain.
Five Year Watershed Restoration Plan
CE
- Watershed management  Completed  Actual: 01/10/2011  06/2013 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.
Greys Mountain Ecosystem Restoration Project
EIS
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 05/31/2011
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2011 
Expected:04/2012
 
08/2012 Burt Stalter
559-877-2218 ext 3208
bstalter@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, restore key ecological watershed components, and restore wildlife structures/habitat.
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - The project is located in Madera County, Ca in T6S R22E Sec 13,14,15,16,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,32,33,34 and 35; T6S R23E Sec 18 & 19 and T7S R22E Sec 2&3. MDB &M. This proposed project is located in the upper Willow Creek watershed , north of Bass Lake, south of Fresno Dome, east of Nelder Grove,and west of Graham Mountain.
Horseshoe Bend Trail Realignment Project
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/01/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
11/2011 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 - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - Township 9 south, range 23 east, section 17 and 20 - Mt. Diablo 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.
Kamook Motorized Recreation Staging Area
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/17/2010 
Expected:09/2012
 
06/2013 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.
Mammoth Pools Road & Campground
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2011 
Expected:12/2011  04/2012 Jason Collier
909-382-2869
jpcollier@fs.fed.us 
Description:  SCE is applying to 1) resurface/maintain roads 2) utilize a decomissioned FS camp ground to house personel during a hydro turbine upgrade in the mammoth pools area.
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - T7S, R24E. Mammoth Pool.
Osborn: Grey Water and Septic Line Repair
CE
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 03/31/2011  05/2011 Karen Nooney
559-877-2218 ext. 3197
knooney@fs.fed.us 
Description: Owners of a recreation residence need to repair their grey water line which has "daylighted" and no longer goes into their sanitary septic leachfield. The permit holder proposes to install a "Y" PVC connecting the grey water line to the leach field.
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - Mount Diablo Baseline and Meridan,Township 7 South, Range 22 East, Section 35, NW1/4NE1/4. Lot 1 Hosea Clark Tract.
Reach 8 of the San Joaquin River Trail
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/13/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
11/2011 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 Reservior and west of the Ansel Adams wilderness.
Reissue Special Use Permit for Exchecker-Yosemite 70Kv Transmission Line
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/14/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
07/2011 Gayne Sears
559-877-2218 ext 3182
gsears@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue Special Use Permit for approximatly 9 miles of the Exchecker-Yosemite 70Kv Transmission Line on the Sierra National Forest
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mariposa. LEGAL - T 5S R 19E. Merced River Canyon.
Source/Kinsman Project
CE
- Regulations, Directives, Orders
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/22/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
09/2011 Burt Stalter
559-877-2218
bstalter@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Source/Kinsman Project is a vegetation managment project which will utilize prescribed fire, mastication and brush crushing to modify and or remove vegetation to ehance wildlife habitat, cultural resources and manage fuel loading in WUI
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - T. 8 S. R. 23 & 24 E. (R23E Sec 13, 24&25) ( R 24 E Sec 17,18,19,20 &21. Project is located in the Kinsman Flat, and Hogue Ranch/Clearwater area. Lions Point to the San Joaquin River is the southern boundary.
Willow Creek General Recreation Access Trail Project
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/01/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
11/2011 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, range 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 Forks Estates Mutual Water Company Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/22/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
07/2011 Gayne Sears
559-877-2218 ext 3182
gsears@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue a Special Use Permit for a residential water supply line (12" or less pipeline), forless than 1 mile across Natioanl Forest System lands on the Bass Lake Ranger District of the Sierra National Forest
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - T 6 S, R 21 E Section 24 MDM. Bass Lake Ranger District, near Cedar Valley private land.
Yosemite Sugar Pine Railroad Permit Reissue
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
issuance of a Temporary Special Use Permit for the Summer Series Trail Run Recreation Event
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/15/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
07/2011 Sharon Dooley
559-877-2218 +3126
sdooley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Series of four foot races on the Bass Lake District of the Sierra National Forest
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera, Mariposa. LEGAL - T5 and 6 S, R 21 and 22 E MDM. Bass Lake Ranger District.
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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
5 Water System Permit Renewals (2011)
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Annette Lambert
(559) 855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us 
Description: There are five water system special use permits that will terminate on 12/31/2011. The only action is to renew each permit for a 20 year term. All systems are existing and no new activities are being proposed.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T8S, R25E, Sections 11, 12, 14, 23; T10S, R23E, Section 13; T10S, R26E, Section 8. Huckleberry Tract, Dinkey Bluffs Tract, Dinkey Creek Tract, Huntington Manor (private), 168 Four Lane (private).
Blue Canyon Unauthorized Route Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 06/06/2011  07/2011 Julie Gott
559-855-5355 x3358
jgott@fs.fed.us 
Description: Unauthorized route TH-8 would be blocked and rehabilitated with the following actions: ripping, waterbar construction; scattering local materials for groundcover; recontouring and planting for riparian area restoration; remove exclosure fence.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T11S R25E sec11 NW 1/4 SW 1/4. Unauthorized route accessing Big Creek off of Forest Road 10S02, between 10S69 and 11S51.
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.
China Peak Mountain Resort Amend Permit to Authorize Additional Services
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 06/24/2011  07/2011 Judith Tapia
559-297-0706
jetapia@fs.fed.us 
Description: China Peak Mountain Resort proposes to add the following authorized services to their permit: Outfitting and Guiding, Back Country Tours, Snowshoe Rentals/Guided Tours, Children's Snowmobile Rides, Rental of Mountain Bikes
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - Township 8 South, Ranger 25 East. China Peak Mountain Resort.
Eastfork Restoration Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:04/2012  08/2012 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.
Ershim Meadow Bridge
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:01/2012  10/2012 Anthony Benedetti
559-855-5355 x3302
abenedetti@fs.fed.us 
Description: To protect meadow resources by building a bridge over a perennial water crossing on a congressionally designated OHV Route (Dusy Ershim).
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. Dusy Ershim Trail corridor.
Gold Arrow Camp-New Restrooms-Leachfield Expansion and Relocation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/08/2011 
Expected:04/2012
 
05/2012 Dan Gunn
559-855-5355 x3371
degunn@fs.fed.us 
Description: Gold Arrow Camp proposes to replace 4 existing restroom facilities with updated versions.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T8S, R 26E, Sec.17. Gold Arrow Camp is located on the southern shore of Huntington Lake near Lakeshore, CA.
High Sierra Fuelbreak Project
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/10/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
09/2011 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
CE
- Heritage resource management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/29/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
08/2011 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 - Fresno. LEGAL - Township Range Section. Upper Billy Creek Campground and Dowville Picnic Area.
Jose Central
EA
- Fuels management  Cancelled  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 07/2011 
Expected:11/2011  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 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/20/2010
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 09/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
05/2012 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 and Development  Completed  Actual: 04/07/2011  07/2012 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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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 Musick to Big Creek Fiber
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/07/2011 
Expected:03/2012
 
05/2012 Annette Lambert
(559) 855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us 
Description: Ponderosa Telephone Company will be placing new fiber optic cable from the top of Musick Mtn. to the Town of Big Creek as they continue to upgrade their system for increased band width and a more reliable service for customers.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T9S, R24E, Section1; T9S, R25E, Section 6; T8S, R25E, Sections 28, 29, 31, 32, 33. Mostly roadside (9S65, 8S14, M2710, M3120) and some on existing SCE pole line.
Ponderosa Telephone Peterson Mill Cable Placement
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/07/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
05/2012 Annette Lambert
(559) 855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us 
Description: Ponderosa Telephone Company will be burying new fiber optic cable and replacing copper cable in the Peterson Mill area as they continue to upgrade their system for increased band width and a more reliable service for customers.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T10S, R24E, Section 24. Peterson Mill area.
Ponderosa Telephone Shaver Dam to Musick Fiber Optic
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/07/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
05/2012 Annette Lambert
(559) 855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us 
Description: Ponderosa Telephone Company will be burying new fiber optic cable from the dam at Shaver Lake to the top of Musick Mtn. as they continue ti upgrade their system for increased band width and a more reliable service for customers.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T9S, R24E, Sections 1, 12. Adjacent to Forest Roads 9S22, 9S22A, 9S65.
Ponderosa Telephone Three New Cabinets
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/07/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
05/2012 Annette Lambert
(559) 855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed cabinet sites will serve as switching stations linking fiber optic cable to Ponderosa's Big Creek central office. The subscriber lines will originate from the cabinets, creating a shorter length of cable to each subscriber.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T8S, R25E, Sections 11, 15, 32. Camp Sierra, Dowville Tract, Huckleberry Tract.
Rancheria Campground Rehabilitation
EA
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 05/25/2011  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  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
09/2011 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 - Fresno. LEGAL - NE 1/4, NE 1/4, Section 16 Township 7 south, Range 27 east MDB&M. Mono Hot Springs Resort area.
SCE Big Creek Life Extension Project
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/17/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
10/2011 Annette Lambert
(559) 855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us 
Description: SCE has 2 crib walls to support transmission line towers. The walls are deteriorating wood and will be replaced with new steel crib walls.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T9S, R24E, Section 9. Along Railroad Grade approximately 2 miles west of Stevenson Creek.
SCE Fiber Optic Shaver to BC2
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/30/2010 
Expected:08/2011
 
09/2011 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:09/2011
 
10/2011 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  Completed  Actual: 06/20/2011  07/2011 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
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/01/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
07/2012 Nevia Brown
553-855-5355ext. 3332
neviabrown@fs.fed.us 
Description: Thin pre-commerical trees and release competing vegetations using hand and mechanical methods, chemical spraying, while reducing fuel loads to help regain old forest conditions, increase vigor, increase stand heterogenity, and decrease fire potential
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
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/11/2011
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 01/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
08/2012 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.
Sugarloaf Corral Expansion
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 04/05/2011
01/06/2011 
11/2011 Amy Gustafson
559-855-5355 ext 3308
amygustafson@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project is to expand the east side of the Sugarloaf Corral to allow for sorting of livestock. The proposed corral expansion will be 28 feet by 40 feet and will be constructed using pipe material on the eastern boundary of the existing corral.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - Township 9 South, Range 24 East, Section 19. The Sugarloaf Corral is located on the Sugarloaf Grazing Allotment approximately 1/8 mile East of the junction of Jose Basin and Italian Bar Roads.
Trapper Springs to Courtright Lake Trail
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/07/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
07/2012 Annette Lambert
(559) 855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us 
Description: To provide safe access from the PG&E Trapper Springs Campground to Courtright Lake.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T9S, R27E, Section 36. From Trapper Springs Campground to Courtright Lake.
West Fork Cow Creek Road Obliteration Project-NFSR 9S402
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2011 
Expected:03/2012  06/2012 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.
Zupko Access Road Gate
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 04/11/2011  05/2011 Annette Lambert
(559) 855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special Use Permit holder Mrs. Zupko has asked to install a gate on her authorized private access road for safety and security reasons.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T10S, R24E, SE 1/4 SE 1/4 Section 17. Near Mt. Rest Fire Station.
ponderosa Telephone Tollhouse Grade Cable Replacement
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/07/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
05/2012 Annette Lambert
(559) 855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us 
Description: Ponderosa Telephone continues to replace old copper service cable throughout their service area.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T10S, R24E, Sections 17, 20. Mt. Rest and Shaver Springs areas.
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