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

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

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Issue Easement for Exchecker-Yosemite 70Kv Transmission Line and Indian Flat Substation
EA
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Teri Drivas
559-297-0706 x 4923
tdrivas@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue an Easement for approximately 10.4 miles of the Exchecker-Yosemite 70Kv Transmission Line located on the Sierra and Stanislaus National Forests, and the Indian Flat Substation located in the Merced River Canyon in Mariposa County, California.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36182
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District, Groveland Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mariposa. LEGAL - T 3SR 19E. Merced River Canyon.
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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
Motorized Travel Management Part 2
EA
- Recreation management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/09/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2013 
Expected:09/2013
 
04/2014 Susan Burkindine
559-297-0706 x 4921
sburkindine@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Sierra National Forest proposes to change about 40 miles of road classification and add approximately 68 miles of trails and 318 areas to the National Forest Transportation System.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39788
Location: UNIT - Sierra National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno, Madera, Mariposa. Forest-wide outside of wilderness.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company Electric Line Facilites Permit Reissue (aka Holdover)
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/12/2012 
Expected:03/2013
 
03/2013 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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=19615
Location: UNIT - Sierra National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno, Madera, Mariposa. LEGAL - maps available at the District Offices. Various locations on the Bass Lake and High Sierra Ranger Districts.
SCE Permit Renewal for Archaeological Survey
CE
- Heritage resource management
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 12/04/2012  12/2012 Annette Lambert
(559) 855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us 
Description: Survey and reporting only for SCE projects authorized under FERC license and Special Use Permit. Does not authorize any ground disturbing activities.
Location: UNIT - Sierra National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno, Madera. Forest-wide.
SCE Permit Renewal for Existing Distribution Lines
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/05/2012 
Expected:03/2013
 
04/2013 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
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33583
Location: UNIT - Sierra National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno, Madera. LEGAL - Various locations on Bass Lake (BLRD) and High Sierra Ranger Districts (HSRD), maps available at HSRD. Sierra National Forest - Huntington, Shaver, Mammoth Pool, Auberry, North Fork.
SCE Permit Renewal for Helicopter Landing Sites
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 12/04/2012  06/2013 Annette Lambert
(559) 855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us 
Description: SCE is authorized to use and maintain 9 existing helicopter landing sites. This permit will be reissued for a term to coincide with the new FERC licenses when they are issued later this year.
Location: UNIT - Sierra National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno, Madera. Various locations Forest-wide.
Special Use Permit(s) Issuance for Concessionaire Operated Facilities
CE
- Recreation management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=3929
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" Motorized Trail Project
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/08/2012 
Expected:05/2013
 
07/2013 Judith Tapia
559-297-0706
jetapia@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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35501
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.
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 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2012 
Expected:07/2013  06/2014 Alan Gallegos
559-297-0706 x 4862
ajgallegos@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Sweetwater Mine's been determined to be eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.The project includes improving public safety & watershed by removing physical hazards, noxious weeds & abandoned property and performing road maintence.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=21752
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 Toilets (Granite Creek and Nelder Grove Campgrounds)
CE
- Facility management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2013 
Expected:09/2013
 
10/2013 Susan Burkindine
559-297-0706 x 4921
sburkindine@fs.fed.us 
Description: Decommission (remove) existing toilets, install new accessible toilet. Granite Creek Campground will remove one 'single' toilet and replace with one 'single' toilet. Nelder Grove Campground will remove two 'double' toilets and replace with one 'do
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38786
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - Granite Creek: Lat: 37.53820799, Long: -119.26455680; Nelder Grove: Lat: 37.43118561, Long: -119.58214220. Granite Creek and Nelder Grove areas.
Bass Lake Toilets (Summerdale and Fresno Dome Campgrounds)
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
06/2013 Susan Burkindine
559-297-0706 x 4921
sburkindine@fs.fed.us 
Description: Decommission (remove) existing toilets, install new accessible toilet. Summerdale Campground will remove two 'double' toilets and replace with two double toilets. Fresno Dome Campground will remove one 'double' toilet and replace with a double toi
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37243
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera, Mariposa. LEGAL - Summerdale: Lat: 37.48967083, Long: -119.63230950; Fresno Dome: Lat: 37.45551374, Long: -119.54832340. Bass Lake Ranger District on the Sierra National Forest.
Kamook Motorized Recreation Staging Area
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/17/2010 
Expected:03/2013
 
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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32822
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.
Miami Fuels Reduction
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:05/2013  06/2013 Zachary Tane
559-855-5355
ztane@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fuels reduction in the Miami Creek motorcycle recreation area.
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera, Mariposa. LEGAL - T5S, R21E, Sections 26,34 and 35. T6S, R21E, Sections 2,3,4,5,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,22 and 23. Miami Mountain Motorcycle recreation area.
Whisky Ridge Ecological Restoration Project
EIS
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 04/13/2012
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
09/2013 Aimee Smith
559-877-2218-3151
asmith03@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would implement a strategy for ecological restoration that emphasizes the ecological role of fire, changing climate conditions, sensitive wildlife habitat and the importance of forest structure heterogeneity and hydrologic function.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37829
Location: UNIT - Bass Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera. LEGAL - Township 7 South and Township 8 South; Range 23 East and Range 24 East. The project is within the Willow Creek watershed and is located east of the town of North Fork, California and is adjacent to the community of Cascadel Woods.
Yosemite Forks Estates Mutual Water Company Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/22/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
05/2013 Teri Drivas
559-297-0706 x4923
tdrivas@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
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35375
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 David Martin
559-877-2218
dmartin05@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue 20 yr term permit to Yosemite Sugar Pine Railroad Resort
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=19616
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
2013 Special Use Permit Term Extensions
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 11/09/2012  11/2012 Annette Lambert
(559) 855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us 
Description: The extension of time will be for those special use authorizations which would otherwise expire on 12/31/12 and will continue the authorizations until 12/31/13 or until an assessment is conducted and decision to discontinue or reauthorize the use.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. Uses are located throughout the High Sierra Ranger District.
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).
Bald Mountain Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/14/2012
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 06/2013 
Expected:09/2013
 
10/2014 Keith Ballard
(559) 855-5355
keballard@fs.fed.us 
Description: Implement restoration treatments collaboratively to reduce hazardous fuels, retain and promote large tree and denning/nesting structures, promote stand/landscape heterogeneity, and provide for natural regeneration of shade intolerant tree species.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39344
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - Legal description is T9S, R25E; T9S, R26E; T10S, R24E; T10S, R25E; and T10S, R26E; Mt. Diablo Base Meridian. Project is located in Fresno County, south and east of Shaver lake, CA. The project area is approximately 15,000 acres.
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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=17844
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T10S, R25E, Section 6. Road 10S01 south of Dinkey Creek Road.
Camp Oljato-New Slip Dock Landing
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/06/2011 
Expected:03/2013
 
02/2013 Dan Gunn
559-855-5355 x3371
degunn@fs.fed.us 
Description: Camp Oljato proposes the construction of a new wood and concrete slip dock landing on the shore of Huntington Lake within the permit boundary of the Camp Oljato Boy Scout Camp. The current earthen landing constitutes a safety hazard.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37377
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T8S, R26E, Sec18. Camp Olajto is on the southern shore of Huntington Lake in Lakeshore, CA.
Campfire Circle Seating Replacement-Camp Oljato
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Dan Gunn
559-855-5355 x3371
degunn@fs.fed.us 
Description: Camp Oljato proposes to replace their decaying half-log campfire seating with post and plank style seating. The current seating is deteriorating and constitutes a safety hazard.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T8S, R26E, Sec18. Camp Oljato is a boy scout camp on the southern shore of Huntington Lake in Lakeshore, CA.
Coyote Fuel Reduction and Forest Restoration Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/04/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2013 
Expected:03/2013
 
08/2013 Judith Tapia
559-297-0706
jetapia@fs.fed.us 
Description: This proposal would manage WUI to provide a higher level of safety from wildfire to residences and businesses and manage trees, vegetation, and fuel beds to improve resilience.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38018
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno, Madera. The project area (approximately 4800 acres) is located south of Huntington Lake and west of the China Peak Ski Area.
Dorabelle Campground and Day Use Rehabilitation Project
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/15/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
03/2013 Judith Tapia
559-297-0706
jetapia@fs.fed.us 
Description: The SNF proposes to rehabilitate existing Dorabelle Campground and Day Use facilities, including campsites, picnic sites, roads and parking areas, a storm water drainage ditch, restroom facilities, and other facilities
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39993
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. Dorabelle Campground and Day Use Picnic Site is located on the southwestern shore of Shaver Lake near Highway 168, in Fresno County within the High Sierra Ranger District (HSRD), SNF.
Dorabelle Campground and Day-Use Picnic Area Rehabilitation
EA
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2013 
Expected:04/2013  05/2013 Judith Tapia
559-297-0706
jetapia@fs.fed.us 
Description: specific construction activities associated with the removal, replacement, and/or rehabilitation of existing Dorabelle Campground and Day-Use Picnic Area facilities, including campsites, day-use picnic sites, parking areas, and restroom facilities
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40195
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - Section 25, Township T9S, Range R24E. The Dorabelle Campground and Day-Use Picnic Area are located on the western shore of Shaver Lake.
Ely, Balsam, and Bolsillo Creek Diversions Infrastructure Improvement Project
EA
- Facility management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/21/2012 
Expected:02/2013
 
03/2013 Teri Drivas
559-297-0706 x4923
tdrivas@fs.fed.us 
Description: Evaluate the effect of the implementation of the Southern California Edison Company's (SCE's) Ely, Balsam, and Bolsillo Creek Diversions Infrastructure Improvement Project on federally listed threatened, endangered, candidate, and proposed species.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno, Madera. Located in the upper San Joaquin River (SJR) watershed in Madera and Fresno counties, California.
Ely, Balsam, and Bolsillo Creek Diversions Infrastructure Improvement Project
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/01/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
03/2013 Judith Tapia
559-297-0706
jetapia@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Sierra National Forest (SNF) proposes to improve the infrastructure of three different creek diversions which would lead to enhancement of aquatic habitats and life, improved water quality, and higher availability of water.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39992
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. The Ely and Balsam creek diversions are located approximately 60 miles northeast of the City of Fresno. Access to these diversions is via Highway 168 toward Huntington Lake, and then along Highway 168.
Ershim Meadow Bridge
CE
- 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
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/08/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2013 
Expected:03/2013
 
05/2013 Dan Gunn
559-855-5355 x3371
degunn@fs.fed.us 
Description: Gold Arrow Camp proposes to remove 5 existing restroom facilities and replace them with 4 updated versions.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35880
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.
Haas Woodchuck Revisited
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/10/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2013 
Expected:03/2013
 
06/2013 Annette Lambert
(559) 855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us 
Description: PG&E is proposing to remove dead and live hazard trees along their Haas Woodchuck 70 kilovolt transmission line. They experience outages every winter due to trees/limbs falling onto the line.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T11S, R27E, Sections 1, 2, 11, 12, 14, 16, 22, 23, 27. Wishon Reservoir area.
Huntington Basin Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/18/2012
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 10/2013 
Expected:12/2013
 
06/2014 Zachary Tane
559-855-5355
ztane@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of this project is to minimize the risk of uncontrolled fire on the landscape and improve tree vigor and health in the Huntington Basin while maintaining a visually appealing and undeveloped appearing landscape.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40173
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T8S R25E Sections 1, 2, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, and 21, and T8S R26E Sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 17, 18, 19, 20, and 21 (Mt Diablo Base Meridian). Fresno County, areas outside of the Kaiser Wilderness to the west, north, east, and southeast of Huntington Lake, including the China Peak Resort.
Lakeview Water Line Relocation
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 12/04/2012  04/2013 Annette Lambert
(559) 855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us 
Description: Lakeview Tract, cottages, and Camp Keola all receive water from the Dowville Tract water system. The existing pipe line is mostly above ground, unreliable and the permittees want to relocate the pipe so it can be buried and replace it with HDPE.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T8S, R25E, Sections 15, 16, 22. West end of Huntington Lake.
NEON Flux Tower at Lower Teakettle
CE
- Special use management
- Research and Development 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/20/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
07/2013 Annette Lambert
(559) 855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us 
Description: The National Ecological Observatory Network proposes to establish scientific infrastructure needed for research to address critical questions about land use and climate change on ecological systems and to evaluate the impacts to the environment.
Web Link:  http://www.neoninc.org
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T11S, R27E, Sections 2, 3. Lower Teakettle, Wishon area.
NEON Flux Tower at Soaproot Saddle
CE
- Special use management
- Research and Development 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/20/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
07/2013 Annette Lambert
(559) 855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us 
Description: The National Ecological Observatory Network proposes to establish scientific infrastructure needed for research to address critical questions about land use and climate change on ecological systems and to evaluate the impacts to the environment.
Web Link:  http://www.neoninc.org
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T10S, R25E, Section 29. Soaproot Saddle.
NEON Research Activities at Providence Creek
CE
- Special use management
- Research and Development 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/20/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
07/2013 Annette Lambert
(559) 855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us 
Description: The National Ecological Observatory Network proposes to establish scientific infrastructure needed for research to address critical questions about land use and climate change on ecological systems and to evaluate the impacts to the environment.
Web Link:  http://www.neoninc.org
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T10S, R25E, Sections 13, 14. Providence Creek.
PG&E Hall Mtn. Comm Site Upgrades
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Annette Lambert
(559) 855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us 
Description: PG&E is proposing to remove 2 existing repeater boards and a building and replacing them with a new building, a 60' tower, and a solar panel array.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T10S, R27E, Section 27. Hall Mountain Communications Site.
Ponderosa Telephone Blue Canyon Work Center Buried Cable
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/15/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2012 
Expected:03/2013
 
04/2013 Annette Lambert
(559) 855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us 
Description: Ponderosa Telephone proposes to place 2,960 feet of buried and 380 feet of aerial conduit for fiber and copper cable to serve the Forest Service Blue Canyon Work Center.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T10S, R25E, Sections 21, 22, 27. Blue Canyon Work Center.
Ponderosa Telephone Musick to Big Creek Fiber
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/01/2012 
Expected:03/2013
 
05/2013 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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35159
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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/01/2012 
Expected:02/2013
 
03/2013 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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35161
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T10S, R24E, Section 24. Peterson Mill area.
Ponderosa Telephone Three New Cabinets
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/01/2012 
Expected:03/2013
 
05/2013 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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35163
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T8S, R25E, Sections 11, 15, 32. Camp Sierra, Dowville Tract, Huckleberry Tract.
Ponderosa Telephone Tollhouse Grade Cable Replacement
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/01/2012 
Expected:02/2013
 
03/2013 Annette Lambert
(559) 855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us 
Description: Ponderosa Telephone continues to replace old copper service cable throughout their service area.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35160
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T10S, R24E, Sections 17, 20. Mt. Rest and Shaver Springs areas.
SCE Distribution Line Preventative Maintenance Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 12/05/2012  12/2012 Annette Lambert
(559) 855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project involves installation of a new interset pole and overhead work on an existing pole. Access to the poles is via an existing road. No vegetation removla is required.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T8S, R26E, Section 5. Adjacent to Portal Powerhouse near Huntington Lake.
SCE Permit Renewal for Balsam Meadow Hydroelectric Project
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 12/04/2012  06/2013 Annette Lambert
(559) 855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Balsam Project is an authorized FERC project, and also was issued a special use permit. As soon as the new license from the FERC is issued, the Forest Service will issue a new su permit with the same term date as the FERC license.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T8S, R25E, Sections 28, 32, 33; T9S, R25E, Sections 4, 16, 17. North of Shaver Lake.
SCE Powerhouse 3 Substation Relocation
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 12/14/2012  01/2013 Annette Lambert
(559) 855-5355 x3338
alambert@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction of a new substation of a higher capacity will improve overall reliability of the Big Creek powerhouses and provides for future load of SCEs electrical distribution system.
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T9S, R24E, Section 18. SCE Powerhouse Number 3, Redinger.
Upper and Lower Billy Creek Campgroundsand Billy Creek Day-Use Picnic Area Rehabilitation Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/15/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
02/2013 Judith Tapia
559-297-0706
jetapia@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would rehabilitate and replace existing campsites,day-use picnic sites, ancillary amenities and associated roads and parking spurs at the Upper and Lower Billy Creek Campgrounds and Day-Use Picnic Area.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40497
Location: UNIT - High Sierra Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - Township T9S, Range R25E, Section 15. The Upper Billy Creek Campground, Lower Billy Creek Campground, and Billy Creek Day-Use Picnic Area are located on the northwestern shore of Huntington Lake.
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