Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2012 to 03/31/2012
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, 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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/19/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2011 
Expected:03/2012
 
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.
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:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/13/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2011 
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
Issue Easement for Exchecker-Yosemite 70Kv Transmission Line and Indian Flat Substation
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/14/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 Karen Nooney
559-877-2218 ext. 3197
knooney@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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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.
Mammoth Mountain Base Area Land Exchange
EA
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/13/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
12/2012 Sheila Irons
760-924-5534
sirons@fs.fed.us 
Description: Exchange of approximately 21 acres of National Forest System land, currently under special use authorization to Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, located near the Main Lodge north of Highway 203 for approximately 1779 acres of land in California.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=30428
Location: UNIT - Mammoth Ranger District, White Mountain Ranger District, Mount Whitney Ranger District, Mt. Hough Ranger District, Mi-Wok Ranger District, Amador Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Amador, El Dorado, Inyo, Mono, Plumas, Tuolumne. LEGAL - Land to be exchanged is located in T.3S, R. 27E., Sec 30, MDM. Proposal includes the addition of non-federal parcels to the Eldorado, Inyo, Plumas, and Stanislaus National Forests in California. Main Lodge, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area.
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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  Completed  Actual: 11/14/2011  12/2011 John Nelson
209-965-3434 x 5341
johnlnelson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize new 10-year permits to 8 Recreation Residence Tract Associations for continued use of tract facilities (roads, water, etc.) and mitigate existing natural resource issues.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33556
Location: UNIT - Calaveras Ranger District, Summit Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Alpine, Tuolumne. Various locations along Highway 108 and Highway 4.
Reynolds Creek Ecological Restoration
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:05/2012  06/2012 Johanna Nosal
209-962-7825
jnosal@fs.fed.us 
Description: Thinning to increase structural diversity, improve wildlife habiat, and encourage pine and hardwoods; aspen release; meadow restoration; reintroduction of fire; and road maintenance.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37261
Location: UNIT - Mi-Wok Ranger District, Groveland Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 1-3, 9-16, 21-23, T2N, R18E; Sec 5-8, 18, T2N, R19E; Sec 35, T3N, R18E; Sec 31, T3N, R19E. Northwest of Cherry Lake along Forest Road 3N01.
Twomile Ecological Restoration: Meadow Restoration
CE
- Watershed management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/14/2010 
Expected:01/2012
 
07/2013 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/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34043
Location: UNIT - Mi-Wok Ranger District, Groveland Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 20 T2N R18E; Sec 3, 9 T2N R17E. Wolfin Meadow (Main and 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:02/2012
 
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/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33890
Location: UNIT - Mi-Wok Ranger District, Groveland Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. Hull Creek, Twomile Creek and the Clavey River.
Twomile Ecological Restoration: Vegetation Management
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/16/2011 
Expected:02/2012
 
06/2012 Chris Sorensen
209-586-3234
csorensen02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Vegetation management for fuels, forest health and restoration, hardwood and wildlife habitat improvement, and economic objectives on 7,700 acres utilizing thinning, biomass removal, shredding, prescribed fire and herbicides.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.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
Arnold Rim Trail Center Connection Bikeway
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2011 
Expected:01/2012  10/2012 Patti Clarey
209-795-1381 Ext 315
pclarey@fs.fed.us 
Description: The paved pedestrian/bike trail (non-motorized) would connect the Cedar Center (Oak Court) to Pine Drive. The trail would be approx 8 ft wide and 500 ft long. A dirt trail (approx 4 ft wide) would connect the paved trail to the Arnold Rim Trail.
Location: UNIT - Calaveras Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Calaveras. LEGAL - Township 5N, Range 15E, Sec 30. Arnold, California.
Bear Valley Mountain Resort Expansion
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/29/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
08/2012 Patti Clarey
(209) 795-1381
pclarey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Implement portions of the 1994 Resort Expansion EIS, including: improve skier/boarder circulation and access to Bear Valley; provide additional parking capacity; and, improve guest services.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.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.
Candy Rock Quarry
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:10/2012  11/2012 Sara Friberg
209-532-3671
sfriberg@fs.fed.us 
Description: Management of recreational target shooting.
Location: UNIT - Calaveras Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Calaveras. LEGAL - Sec 20 T4N R15E. Two acres off 4N73Y, accessed from Candy Rock Road (4N80Y) and Highway 4.
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 11/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
07/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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
Berkeley Camp Permit Renewal
EA
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:03/2012  04/2012 Vern Shumway
209-962-7825, ext 526
vshumway@fs.fed.us 
Description: Continued use and maintenance of the Berkeley Tuolumne Organizational Camp. Improvements to camp structures, parking and ADA compliance.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=18441
Location: UNIT - Groveland Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - S1/2 NW1/4 Sec 31 T1S R19E. 31585 Hardin Flat Road.
Cherry Road Elderberry Mitigation
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/30/2002 
Expected:02/2012
 
04/2012 Roy Bridgman
209-962-7825 *530
rbridgman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Transplant elderberry plants that currently pose a driving hazard from a location on Cherry Lake Road to a location near the Tuolumne River. Plant additional propagated elderberry and native plants at transplant site.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=1710
Location: UNIT - Groveland Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 1 T1S R18E. Cherry Lake Road (1N07) and Preston Falls Trailhead.
Highway 120 East Manual and Mechanical Weed Treatment
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/15/2010 
Expected:01/2012
 
06/2012 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33160
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.
Pilot and Early Fire Restoration: Reforestation and Noxious Weed Control
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:07/2012  08/2012 Roy Bridgman
209-962-7825 *530
rbridgman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reforest confiers, control noxious weeds, reduce fuels with machinery and prescribed fire, and enhance oak woodland habitat in two areas subject to wildfire in 1999 (Pilot Fire) and 2004 (Early Fire).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37257
Location: UNIT - Groveland Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Pilot Fire: T1S R18E S11-16, 20-24, 28-30, 32. Early Fire: T1S R18E S1, 2, 6; T1N R18E S31, 35, 36. Pilot Fire located between Highway 120 and Mather Road. Early Fire located between Tuolumne River and Cherry Creek.
Pilot and Early Fire Restoration: Wildlife Habitat and Watershed Enhancement
CE
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:05/2012  06/2012 Roy Bridgman
209-962-7825 *530
rbridgman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Enhance oak woodland habitat, improve watershed and meadow conditions, reduce fuels, and repair roads and cultural sites in two areas subjected to wildfire in 1999 (Pilot Fire) and 2004 (Early Fire).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37310
Location: UNIT - Groveland Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Pilot Fire: T1S R18E S11-16, 20-24, 28-30, 32. Early Fire: T1S R18E S1, 2, 6; T1N R18E S31, 35, 36. Pilot Fire located between Highway 120 and Mather Road. Early Fire located between Tuolumne River and Cherry Creek.
San Jose Camp Permit Renewal
EA
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:03/2012  04/2012 Vern Shumway
209-962-7825, ext 526
vshumway@fs.fed.us 
Description: Continued use and maintenance of the San Jose Organization Camp. Improvements to camp structures and utilities.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=18442
Location: UNIT - Groveland Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 28-29 T1S R18E. 11401 Cherry Lake Road.
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 02/2012 
Expected:03/2012
 
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/nepa_project_exp.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
Crandall OHV Restroom
EA
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:04/2012  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/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34287
Location: UNIT - Mi-Wok Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 33 T4N R17E. 17EV238 (off 4N01).
Hacienda Campground Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/01/2009 
Expected:10/2012
 
10/2012 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 01/2012 
Expected:03/2012  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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Mi Wuk Village Post Office Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/01/2011 
Expected:11/2012
 
12/2012 Phyllis Ashmead
209-586-3234 ext 607
pashmead@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renew special use permit for use of Forest Service road to access Mi Wuk Village Main Post Office.
Location: UNIT - Mi-Wok Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 35 T2N R16E. The Forest Service access road located at the intersection of Chief Fuller Way and Sierra Park Road.
Mi Wuk Village Post Office Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/01/2011 
Expected:11/2012
 
12/2012 Phyllis Ashmead
209-586-3234 ext 608
pashmead@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a new special use authorization for a new term to replace an expired special use authorization for purpose of operation and maintenance of the Mi Wuk Village Main Post Office.
Location: UNIT - Mi-Wok Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 35 T2N R16E. The Post Office is located on the southeast corner of Chief Fuller Way and Sierra Park Road,on 2.0 acres of the Mi-Wok Ranger District Administrative Site.
Sanders Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/12/2011 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 Phyllis Ashmead
209-586-3234 ext 607
pashmead@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue special use permit for construction and maintenance of 0.25 miles of road to provide reasonable access to private land.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37263
Location: UNIT - Mi-Wok Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - T2N, R16E, Sec. 2. Accessed by Forest System Road 2N39A, north of Aqua Caliente Mine.
Stanislaus Power Tunnel Fish Screen Power Supply
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/13/2011 
Expected:02/2012
 
04/2012 Beth Martinez
209-532-3671 x 320
bethmartinez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction, installation and maintenace of an underground/overhead powerline required to operate and maintain a new fish screen to be installed at PG&E's Sand Bar Diversion Dam.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37197
Location: UNIT - Mi-Wok Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - T4N R16E Sec 24 and T4N R17E Sect 19. Sand Bar Flat Dam.
Twomile Ecological Restoration: Soil Improvement
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/14/2010 
Expected:02/2012
 
09/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Westside Trail Reconstruction
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:02/2012  04/2012 Phyllis Ashmead
209-586-3234 ext 607
pashmead@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reconstruct 250 foot section of the Westside Railroad Grade trail washed out in storm a event on March 20, 2011.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37942
Location: UNIT - Mi-Wok Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 34 T2N R16E. 2.3 miles east of the Westside Railroad Grade trailhead in Tuolumne, CA.
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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  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/04/2011
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
05/2013 Crispin Holland
209-532-3671 ext. 274
cholland@fs.fed.us 
Description: Rangeland grazing analysis and authorization decision for the Bell Meadow (B), Eagle Meadow (E) and Herring Creek (H) allotments.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33836
Location: UNIT - Summit Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. Portions of the Clavey, South Fork Stanislaus and Middle Fork Stanislaus River watersheds.
Camp Chinquapin Improvements
EA
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:07/2012  10/2012 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  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:03/2012  05/2012 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.
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 02/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
09/2013 John Nelson
209-965-3434 x 5341
johnlnelson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Ecological restoration across portions of a 4,897 acre 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/nepa_project_exp.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:10/2011
 
11/2011 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 04/2012 
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.
Pinecrest North Shore Improvement Association Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:02/2012  03/2012 Jesika Ellis-D'Orsay
209-965-3434 ext 5312
jmellis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize new 10-year permits for the Pinecrest North Shore Tract Association water system and garages.
Location: UNIT - Summit Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec11, 14-15, 21 T4N R18E. Water system from intake at Herring Creek to north shore of Pinecrest Lake; and, garages north of Highway 108, 0.4 miles east of the Summit Ranger Station.
Relief Creek Stream Gage Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/01/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 Beth Martinez
209-532-3671 x 320
bethmartinez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue special use permit to PG&E for continued use and occupancy of National Forest System lands for the Relief Creek Stream Gage monitoring station.
Location: UNIT - Summit Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 13 T5N R20E. Relief Creek just below Relief Reservoir.
Summit Apiary Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:07/2012  09/2012 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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