Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2012 to 09/30/2012
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, Regionwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Region)
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 10/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
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  Completed  Actual: 03/23/2012  08/2012 Brenda Halter-Glenn
202-260-9400
bhalterglenn@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.
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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, Regionwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Region)

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Labor Day Run - Eastern Plumas County Chamber of Commerce
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Lisa Sedlacek
530-836-7126
lsedlacek@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Eastern Plumas Plumas National Forest on Septermber 1 through 3, 2013 on forest service roads and trails on the Beckwourth Ranger District.
Location: UNIT - R5 - Pacific Southwest Region All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Routes falls entirely within the Beckwourth Ranger District Boundary. Eastern Plumas County- Graeagle, Portola, Beckwourth, Lake Davis.
Lost Sierra 50 K Running Event
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/08/2012  09/2012 Lisa Sedlacek
530-836-7126
lsedlacek@fs.fed.us 
Description: This is a Special Use Permit for a 50 K run on the trails ilocated in the Lakes Basin Recreation Area, including a four mile section of the Pacific Crest Trail.
Location: UNIT - R5 - Pacific Southwest Region All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Mills Peak Trail, Mt. Elwell Trail, SmithLakeTrail, Gray Eagle Creek Trail. Lakes Basin Recreation Area.
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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://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 10/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
04/2013 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 1500 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. 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 addition of non-federal parcels to the 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
Reynolds Creek Ecological Restoration
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/09/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
12/2012 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 3N01.
Reynolds Creek Motorized Routes
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/11/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
05/2013 Johanna Nosal
209-962-7825
jnosal@fs.fed.us 
Description: Decommissioning 3.5 miles of unauthorized motorized routes in the Reynolds Creek area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38815
Location: UNIT - Mi-Wok Ranger District, Groveland Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. Northwest of Cherry Lake along 3N01.
Twomile Ecological Restoration: Meadow Restoration
CE
- Watershed management  Completed  Actual: 06/14/2012  07/2014 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  Completed  Actual: 06/14/2012  07/2012 Chuck James
209-586-3234
cjames01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Block 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 
Completed  Actual: 04/30/2012  08/2012 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.
Twomile Ecological Restoration: Transportation
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Land management planning
- Recreation management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:10/2012  11/2012 Chris Sorensen
209-586-3234
csorensen02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize physical road actions and access designation changes to minimize resource damage and move the road system toward one that can be efficiently maintained while also maintaining access for management and public use.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39774
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. The vicinity of 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  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/01/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
10/2012 Patti Clarey
209-795-1381 Ext 315
pclarey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Paved pedestrian/bike trail (non-motorized) connecting the Cedar Center (Oak Court) to Pine Drive and a dirt trail connecting the paved trail to the Arnold Rim Trail.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37224
Location: UNIT - Calaveras Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Calaveras. LEGAL - Sec 30 T5N R15E. Arnold, CA.
Bear Valley Mountain Resort Expansion
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/29/2011 
Expected:09/2012
 
06/2013 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 Management
EIS
- Recreation management  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 02/28/2012
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2012 
Expected:03/2013
 
06/2013 Sara Friberg
209-532-3671
sfriberg@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a permanent Forest Order with limitations on recreational target shooting at the Candy Rock Quarry.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37952
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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/30/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
10/2012 Kendal Young
209-795-1381, ext 355
kendalyoung@fs.fed.us 
Description: Strategically placed restoration 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 06/2012 
Expected:10/2012  12/2012 Vern Shumway
209-962-7825, ext 526
vshumway@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue permit for continued use and maintenance of the Berkeley Tuolumne Organization Camp with 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 - Sec 31 T1S R19E. 31585 Hardin Flat Road.
Cherry Road Elderberry Mitigation
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Location: UNIT - Groveland Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 1 T1S R18E. Cherry Lake Road (1N07) and Preston Falls Trailhead.
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 07/2012 
Expected:03/2013  05/2013 Roy Bridgman
209-962-7825 *530
rbridgman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reforest conifers, 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 - Sec 31, 35-36 T1N R18E; Sec 1-2, 6, 11-16, 20-24, 28-30, 32 T1S R18E. Highway 120 to Mather Road and Tuolumne River to Cherry Creek.
Pilot and Early Fire Restoration: Wildlife Habitat and Watershed Enhancement
EA
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:12/2012  01/2013 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 - Sec 31, 35-36 T1N R18E; Sec 1-2, 6, 11-16, 20-24, 28-30, 32 T1S R18E. Highway 120 to Mather Road and Tuolumne River to Cherry Creek.
Reliable Power Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:12/2012  03/2013 Vern Shumway
209-962-7825, ext 526
vshumway@fs.fed.us 
Description: Management of the vegetation on the right of way for the power transmission lines operated by Hetch Hetchy Water and Power. The objective is to meet NERC standards and improve the reliability of the electric transmission system.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39778
Location: UNIT - Groveland Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - T.1 S, R. 16-18 E. Transmission lines from Early Intake and Holm Power Plants to Moccasin.
San Jose Camp Permit Renewal
EA
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2012 
Expected:10/2012  12/2012 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 12/2012 
Expected:02/2013
 
03/2013 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.
Wheeler Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2012 
Expected:10/2012  12/2012 Vern Shumway
209-962-7825, ext 526
vshumway@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorization of a private driveway across National Forest Land.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38908
Location: UNIT - Groveland Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 35 T1S R16E. near Groveland.
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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 07/2012 
Expected:12/2012  06/2013 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
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
12/2012 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=27223
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 07/2012 
Expected:12/2012  06/2013 Chuck James
209-586-3234
cjames01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install vehicle barriers (rock boulders) and education/enforcement signing; and, restore impact areas (+/- 37 acres) and unauthorized routes (<5 miles).
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.
Sanders Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/12/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
10/2012 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 - Sec 2 T2N R16E. North of Aqua Caliente Mine off 2N39A.
Stanislaus Power Tunnel Fish Screen Power Supply
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/24/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
08/2012 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 - Sec 24 T4N R16E; Sec 19 T4N R17E. Sand Bar Flat Dam.
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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 07/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
06/2013 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.
Baker Station Tent Camping Platforms and Building Improvements
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2012 
Expected:12/2012  06/2013 Kathy Burnett
209-965-3434
kburnett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Create five tent camping platforms using hand tools. Construction of a temporary wall in the Truck Shed building, creating two rooms. Additional wiring may be needed for over head lights. Install a propane space heater in the bunkhouse.
Location: UNIT - Summit Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 35 T6N R20E. Baker Station on Highway 108.
Camp Chinquapin Improvements
EA
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33839
Location: UNIT - Summit Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. Pinecrest.
Dardanelle Resort Permit
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Julie Martin
209-965-3434 x 5311
julieamartin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renew term permit for continuing existing use at Dardanelle Resort.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=24361
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 08/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
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  Completed  Actual: 12/06/2011  12/2011 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  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/10/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
09/2014 Kathy Burnett
209-965-3434
kburnett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Rehabilitate all facilities, site amenities, roads, trails and infrastructure within the existing campground.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33840
Location: UNIT - Summit Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. Pinecrest Campground.
Pinecrest North Shore Improvement Association Permit
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2012 
Expected:10/2012  11/2012 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37542
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  Completed  Actual: 05/29/2012  08/2012 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36228
Location: UNIT - Summit Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 13 T5N R20E. Relief Creek just below Relief Reservoir.
Ridge Trail Re-Route
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:09/2012  10/2012 Julie Martin
209-965-3434 x 5311
julieamartin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-route existing segment of Ridge Trail from within the Experimental Forest to area north of boundary.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38814
Location: UNIT - Summit Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 22-23, 26-27 T4N R18E. 6 miles from Pinecrest on Crabtree Road.
Shell Meadow Restoration
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2012 
Expected:12/2012  08/2014 Tracy Weddle
209-965-3434 x5321
tweddle@fs.fed.us 
Description: Stablize head cut, with rock and fill placed in the stream channel, at the downstream edge of Shell Meadow to prevent it from advancing upstream into the meadow.
Location: UNIT - Summit Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 26 T6N R19E. Shell Meadow.
Summit Apiary Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:12/2012  01/2013 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33842
Location: UNIT - Summit Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. Various locations.
Summit User Created Route Decommissioning
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:12/2012  06/2014 Tracy Weddle
209-965-3434 x5321
tweddle@fs.fed.us 
Description: Decommission and restore unauthorized route segments, reduce the size of one pullout and remove dispersed campsites that are too close to the creek at one location.
Location: UNIT - Summit Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 3, 10-12, 16, 19 T4N R18E; Sec 6, 10-11, 14-15, 24-25 T5N R18E; Sec 3, 6, 19, 30 T5N R19E; Sec 25 T6N R17E; Sec 30-32 T6N R18E; Sec 15, 19-20, 31-32 T6N R19. various locations.
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