Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2011 to 06/30/2011
Stanislaus 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, Stanislaus National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Stanislaus National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Stanislaus National Forest,  Calaveras Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Stanislaus National Forest,  Groveland Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Stanislaus National Forest,  Mi-Wok Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Stanislaus National Forest,  Summit 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

           *NEW LISTING*
- 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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R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Mammoth Mountain Base Area Land Exchange
EA
- Land ownership management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:11/2011  01/2012 Sheila Irons
760-924-5534
sirons@fs.fed.us 
Description: Land exchange with Mammoth Mountain Ski Area of approximately 21 acres of land, currently under special use authorization, located at the Main Lodge area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30428
Location: UNIT - Mammoth Ranger District, White Mountain Ranger District, Mount Whitney Ranger District, Mt. Hough Ranger District, Mi-Wok Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Inyo, Mono, Plumas, Tuolumne. LEGAL - Land to be exchanged is located in T.3S, R. 27E., Sec 30, MDM. Proposal includes the acquisition of non-federal parcels to the Plumas and Stanislaus National Forests. Main Lodge, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area.
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Stanislaus 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
Great Gray Owl Habitat Enhancement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2009 
Expected:09/2011
 
05/2012 Roy Bridgman
209-962-7825 *530
rbridgman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Create artificial nest structures in suitable habitat areas to increase habitat value for this Sensitive, rare and locally important species. Project is being developed in conjunction with a regional survey effort.
Location: UNIT - Stanislaus National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Calaveras, Mariposa, Tuolumne. Various locations.
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Stanislaus National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R5 - Pacific Southwest Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Recreation Residence Tract Association Permits
EA
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:12/2011  06/2012 John Nelson
209-965-3434 x 5341
johnlnelson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize new 10 year permits for operating and maintaining existing recreation residence tract associations facilities (roads, water systems, etc.). May include decommissioning and/or construction of some road segments.
Location: UNIT - Calaveras Ranger District, Summit Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Alpine, Tuolumne. Various locations along Highway 108 and Highway 4.
Twomile Ecological Restoration: Great Gray Owl Habitat Improvement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/14/2010 
Expected:05/2011
 
09/2011 Marcie Baumbach
209-586-3234 ext639
mlbaumbach@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improve Great Gray Owl breeding habitat by creating 2 to 3 nesting structures in forested stands adjacent to Fahey and Wolfin Meadows.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34047
Location: UNIT - Mi-Wok Ranger District, Groveland Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 9, 16 T2N R17E; Sec 19-20, 29-30 T2N R18E. Fahey Meadow and Wolfin Meadow.
Twomile Ecological Restoration: Vegetation Management
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/14/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
06/2012 Kathy Aldrich
209-586-3234
kaldrich@fs.fed.us 
Description: Vegetation management for fuels, forest health and restoration, hardwood and wildlife habitat improvement, and economic objectives on 6,700 acres utilizing thinning, biomass removal, shredding, prescribed fire and herbicides.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30525
Location: UNIT - Mi-Wok Ranger District, Groveland Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 34-36 T3N R17E; Sec 31-33 T3N R18E; Sec 1-4, 9-16; 22-26, 36 T2N R17E; Sec 4-8, 17-20, 29-32 T2N R18E; Sec. 5-6 T1N R18E. Hull Creek, Twomile Creek and the Clavey River.
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Stanislaus National Forest,   Calaveras 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
Bailey Plantation Health Improvement
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/04/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
06/2012 Kendal Young
209-795-1381, ext 355
kendalyoung@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would thin about 300 acres of plantations to reduce stand density to decrease the risk of mortality from drought-related insects and diseases, and improve riparian, meadow, hardwood, and watershed conditions.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30017
Location: UNIT - Calaveras Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Calaveras, Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 1-2, 11-12 T6N R15E ; Sec 3-6 T6N R16E ; Sec 31, 33-35 T7N R16E. Bailey Ridge Road west of Black Springs Road.
Bear Valley Mountain Resort Expansion
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/01/2008
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
08/2012 Patti Clarey
(209) 795-1381
pclarey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Implementation of the Resort expansion EIS including parking, access road, grading, tree removal and transportation lift to Bear Valley.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=7910
Location: UNIT - Calaveras Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Alpine. LEGAL - Sec 5 T7N R18E. Bear Valley Mountain Resort off Highway 4 near Lake Alpine.
Prather, Bear Valley and Mattley Allotment Authorization
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Kendal Young
209-795-1381, ext 355
kendalyoung@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prior to re-authorizing livestock grazing on these allotments, analyses are needed to determine if resource conditions can sustain livestock management.
Location: UNIT - Calaveras Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Calaveras, Tuolumne. LEGAL - T6-8N R16-18E. NF Mokelumne, NF Stanislaus, MF Stanislaus, Blue Creek, and Highland Creek watersheds.
Prather-Medusa Landscape Restoration
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/21/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
08/2012 Kendal Young
209-795-1381, ext 355
kendalyoung@fs.fed.us 
Description: Strategically placed vegetation treatments designed to enhance forest ecosystem resilience and resistance to future wildfires and forest mortality factors.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30047
Location: UNIT - Calaveras Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Calaveras, Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 13, 24-25 T6N R16E; Sec 7-10, 15-18, 19-22, 28-32 T6N R17E. Northeast of Dorrington, near Prather Meadows and Big Rattlesnake Creek.
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Stanislaus National Forest,   Groveland 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
Highway 120 East Manual and Mechanical Weed Treatment
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/15/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
05/2011 Jennie Haas
(209) 962-7825 ext. 540
jhaas@fs.fed.us 
Description: Using manual and mechanical methods (hand pulling, digging, weed whacking, mowing), treat yellow star-thistle, tocalote and puncturevine sites with the intent to eradicate these species along the highway.
Location: UNIT - Groveland Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 27-29 T1S R18E; Sec 29, 31, 33 T1S R19E. Along Highway 120 between Buck Meadows and Yosemite National Park.
Monotti Urban Fuel Reduction and Plantation Thinning
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/01/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
06/2011 Jennie Haas
(209) 962-7825 ext. 540
jhaas@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fuel reduction treatments surrounding Greeley Hill and Wagner Ridge including shredding, biomass, prescribed fire and thinning. Additional treatments include integrated pest management targeting noxious weeds.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30365
Location: UNIT - Groveland Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mariposa, Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 5-9, 14-15, 17-18, 20-24, 27-29, 33 T2S R17E; Sec 19 T2S R18E. Greely Hill and Wagner Ridge.
Twomile Ecological Restoration: Noxious Weed Control
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/14/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
05/2012 Jennie Haas
(209) 962-7825 ext. 540
jhaas@fs.fed.us 
Description: Control of 2 noxious weeds: the only known population of Dyers Woad on the Stanislaus and perennial sweetpea, on 11 acres near Reed Creek. The herbicide glyphosate is proposed for treatment since 12 years of handpulling has not eradicated the weeds.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34045
Location: UNIT - Groveland Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 32 T2N R18E. Cottonwood Road at Reed Creek.
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Stanislaus National Forest,   Mi-Wok 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
Bat Roosts and Bridges Habitat Improvement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:07/2011  08/2011 Marcie Baumbach
209-586-3234 ext639
mlbaumbach@fs.fed.us 
Description: Create bat roosting habitat on two 3N01 bridges that, due to their design, do not currently provide habitat, by affixing 4 roost boxes to the underside of each bridge.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35655
Location: UNIT - Mi-Wok Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - SE 1/4 Sec 21 T3N R17E; NW 1/4 Sec 33 T3N R18E. 3N01 bridges at the North Fork Tuolumne River and the Clavey River.
Bayer Apiary Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/02/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
05/2011 Phyllis Ashmead
209-586-3234 ext 608
pashmead@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize new five year permit for the purposes of maintaining 15 apiary sites to utilize flowering plants for honey. Each site is approximately 200' x 200' (0.86 acres) for a total of 12.9 acres.
Location: UNIT - Mi-Wok Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 4, 8, 18 T2N R17E; Sec 23, 25, 33-34 T3N R17E; Sec 10, 34-35 T4N R17E; Sec 5-6 T4N R18E. various locations.
Bunch Apiary Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/02/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
05/2011 Phyllis Ashmead
209-586-3234 ext 608
pashmead@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize new five year permit for maintaining five apiary locations to utilize flowering plants for honey. Each site is approximately 50' x 50' (0.06 acres) for a total of 0.30 acres.
Location: UNIT - Mi-Wok Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 25 T3N R14E; Sec 27 T3N R15E; Sec 25, 30-31 T4N R16E. various locations.
Crandall OHV Restroom
EA
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:03/2012  10/2012 Chuck James
209-586-3234
cjames01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install pre-fabricated concrete restroom structure.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34287
Location: UNIT - Mi-Wok Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 33 T4N R17E. 17EV238 (off 4N01).
Fahey Water Transmission Permit
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:05/2011  06/2011 Beth Martinez
209-532-3671
bethmartinez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue permit for spring development at two sites and installation of a buried water transmission pipeline.
Location: UNIT - Mi-Wok Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 15, 20-21 T2N R17E. East of Tuolumne near Marble Mountain.
Hacienda Campground Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/01/2009 
Expected:06/2011
 
09/2011 Phyllis Ashmead
209-586-3234 ext 608
pashmead@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renew the existing term Special Use Permit for a new term. SUP covers operation and maintenance of the Hacienda Campground on the Mi-Wok Ranger District.
Location: UNIT - Mi-Wok Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 26 T2N R16E. East of Tuolumne.
Hull, Trout, Clavey and Cedar Ridge OHV Restoration
CE
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:09/2011  06/2012 Chuck James
209-586-3234
cjames01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install vehicle barriers (rock boulders), restore impact areas (+/- 37 acres), restore non-system OHV routes (<5 miles), and install educational and enforcement signing.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34286
Location: UNIT - Mi-Wok Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 17-21, 30 T3N R18E; Sec 36 T3N R15E; Sec 31 T3N R16E. various locations near Hull Creek, Trout Creek, Clavey River and Cedar Ridge.
Hulls Meadow Habitat Improvement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:08/2011  09/2011 Marcie Baumbach
209-586-3234 ext639
mlbaumbach@fs.fed.us 
Description: Remove encroaching conifers, primarily lodgepole pine, in Hulls Meadow. Some pines will be removed from the site as biomass, the remainder will be cut, piled and burned on site. Ponderosa pines on the meadow edge will be retained and pruned.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35660
Location: UNIT - Mi-Wok Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - SW 1/4 Sec 35 T3N R17E; NE 1/4 Sec 2 T2N R17E. Hulls Meadow.
Hunter Creek Allotment Livestock Authorization
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/15/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
03/2012 Beth Martinez
209-532-3671 Ext. 320
bethmartinez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Grazing analysis and authorization decision for the Hunter Creek allotment.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=18560
Location: UNIT - Mi-Wok Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - T1N R16-17E. Southeast of Tuolumne.
Lyons Creek OHV Restoration
CE
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 03/28/2011  05/2011 Chuck James
209-586-3234 x 635
cjames01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install rock barriers adjacent to 3N69 to confine vehicles to the road; restore meadow area; restore unauthorized OHV routes; and, install education and enforcement signing.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29865
Location: UNIT - Mi-Wok Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 17 T3N R17E. 3N69 along Lyons Creek.
Smith Waterline Special Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:09/2011  10/2011 Phyllis Ashmead
209-586-3234 ext 608
pashmead@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a Special Use Permit for approximately 100 feet of private waterline under an existing roadbed on National Forest lands.
Location: UNIT - Mi-Wok Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - SE 1/4 Sec. 5, T3N, R16E. Near Cedar Ridge Subdivision.
Spring Gap-Donnells Curtis Transmission Line Hazard Trees
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/16/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
08/2011 Chris Sorensen
209-586-3234
csorensen02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Remove hazard trees that pose a threat to the Spring Gap/Donnells Curtis Transmission lines using the Stanislaus Hazard Tree Identification Guidelines.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=26547
Location: UNIT - Mi-Wok Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 25-28, 33-34 T4N R17E; Sec 30 T4N R18E; Sec 4, 8-9, 17-19, 30 T3N R17E. Spring Gap to Lyons.
Twomile Ecological Restoration: Meadow Restoration
CE
- Watershed management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/14/2010 
Expected:07/2011
 
05/2012 Fernando Perez
209-586-3234 Ext. 672
fperez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improving meadow function in 5 meadows and associated streams raising water tables nearer to natural levels. Treatments include stabilizing banks and headcuts, revegetation with native species and subsoiling compacted areas.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34043
Location: UNIT - Mi-Wok Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 20 T2N R18E; Sec 9 T2N R17E; Sec 3 T2N R17E. Wolfin Meadow - Main; Wolfin Meadow - North; Upper Fahey Meadow - South; Lower Fahey Meadow; 2N55 Meadow.
Twomile Ecological Restoration: Motorized Trails
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/14/2010 
Expected:07/2011
 
05/2012 Chuck James
209-586-3234
cjames01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Close and restore unauthorized and rerouted trails; construct a combined use bypass trial along 3N01; reroute and bypass NFTS trail segments; and, designate a rock barrier source.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33890
Location: UNIT - Mi-Wok Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. Hull Creek, Twomile Creek and the Clavey River.
Twomile Ecological Restoration: Soil Improvement
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/14/2010 
Expected:05/2011
 
09/2011 Chris Sorensen
209-586-3234
csorensen02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Push apart windrowed materials to restore soil productivity on approximately 24 acres of volcanic soils in a ponderosa pine plantation that was established after the 1950 Wrights Creek Burn.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34075
Location: UNIT - Mi-Wok Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - NE Sec 9, NW Sec10, SE Sec 4, SW Sec 3, T2N, R17E. West of Funks Meadow on Hull Creek and east of road 3N07.
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Stanislaus National Forest,   Summit 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
BEH Rangeland Allotments
EIS
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 07/2011 
Expected:09/2012  05/2013 Maria Benech
209-965-3434
mbenech@fs.fed.us 
Description: Rangeland grazing anlaysis and authorization decision for the Bell Meadow (B), Long Valley/Eagle Meadow (E) and Herring Creek (H) allotments.
Location: UNIT - Summit Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. various locations.
Camp Chinquapin Improvements
EA
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:06/2012  07/2012 Julie Martin
209-965-3434 x 5311
julieamartin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Implement components of camp master development plan including: paving new accessible parking areas; relocating/reconstructing 2 cabins to meet ADA guidelines; and, constructing new storage structure.
Location: UNIT - Summit Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. Pinecrest.
Dardanelle Resort Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/01/2010 
Expected:12/2011
 
03/2012 Julie Martin
209-965-3434 x 5311
julieamartin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renew term permit for continuing existing use at Dardanelle Resort.
Location: UNIT - Summit Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 25 T6N R19E. Highway 108.
Dardanelles Prescribed Burn
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Jon Payne
209-965-3434
jonpayne@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reintroduce fire back into the ecosystem under favorable conditions within and adjacent to the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness, for fuel reduction and to break up the continuity of fuels in large brush fields on approximately 1,000 acres.
Location: UNIT - Summit Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Alpine, Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 9-11, 14-16 T6N R19E. South of the Dardanelles Cone within and adjacent to the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness.
Del Oro Water Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 02/10/2011  05/2011 Beth Martinez
209-532-3671 Ext. 320
bethmartinez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a new special use permit to Del Oro Water Company of Chico, CA, to replace the previous permit issued to Conlin Stawberry Water Company authorizing the installation, operation and maintenance of a public utilities water service system.
Location: UNIT - Summit Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 16, 21, 29-30 T4N R18E. near Strawberry, CA.
Fence Fuel Reduction and Forest Health
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Maria Benech
209-965-3434
mbenech@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reduce fuels around the Wagner Cabin Tract and adjacent forest area. Improve forest health, promote aspen regeneration and restore a gully in Montgomery Meadow. Proposes mechanical thinning, biomassing, shredding, and prescribed burning.
Location: UNIT - Summit Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 15-22 T6N R19E. Fence Creek Road and Wagner Cabin Tract.
Gooseberry Ecological Restoration
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/24/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
06/2012 John Nelson
209-965-3434 x 5341
johnlnelson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Ecological restoration within portions of a 4,897 planning area including: forest health and restoration; reintroduction of fire; aspen restoration; meadow restoration; road, trail and recreation improvements; and, noxious weed eradication.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30270
Location: UNIT - Summit Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 13-14, 23-26, 35-36 T4N R18E; Sec 16-21, 29-30 T4N R19E. East of 4N06 and 4N26, north of Bell Meadow and west of Gianelli Trailhead.
PG&E Special Use Permit/Easement
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/03/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 Beth Martinez
209-532-3671 Ext. 320
bethmartinez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue special use permit/easement to PG&E for approximately 451 feet of existing road 6N01, that encroaches onto National Forest System lands near the Nightcap Trailhead
Location: UNIT - Summit Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 2 T5N R20E. near Kennedy Meadows.
Pinecrest Campground Improvements
EA
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:12/2012  09/2013 Julie Martin
209-965-3434 x 5311
julieamartin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Campground renovations including facility and infrastructure reconstruction.
Location: UNIT - Summit Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. Pinecrest Campground.
Summit Apiary Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2011 
Expected:07/2011  08/2011 Julie Martin
209-965-3434 x 5311
julieamartin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue 5-year Special Use Permit for the purposes of maintaining up to 25 apiary sites, each less than 1/10 acre.
Location: UNIT - Summit Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. Various locations.
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