Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2010 to 12/31/2010
Tahoe 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, Tahoe National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Tahoe National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Tahoe National Forest,  American River Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Tahoe National Forest,  Sierraville Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Tahoe National Forest,  Truckee Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Tahoe National Forest,  Yuba River Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

Projects Occurring Nationwide  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 12/18/2009
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2010 
Expected:11/2011
 
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

           *NEW LISTING*
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/27/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2011 
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  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/19/2010
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 06/2010 
Expected:06/2010
 
06/2010 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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Tahoe National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)  

R5 - Pacific Southwest Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Motorized Travel Management
EIS
- Road management  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/26/2010
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 10/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
02/2011 David Arrasmith
530-478-6220
darrasmith@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Tahoe National Forest will designate a system of National Forest System roads, National Forest Sysytem trails, and areas on National Forest System lands for motor vehicle use, including vehicle class and season of use.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/tahoe/projects_plans/ohv_inv/index.shtml
Location: UNIT - Tahoe National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sierra, Yuba. Tahoe National Forest.
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Tahoe 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
Eagle Ridge Snowmobiles, Inc. Special Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:11/2010  12/2010 Jeff Wiley
530-994-3401 x6667
jwiley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renew 1-yr permit for snowmobile tours on Sierraville, Truckee, and Yuba River Ranger Districts of TNF using groomed snowmobile trail system (160 mi), adjacent snowplay areas (309 ac). Base facilities at Little Truckee Summit designated parking area
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District, Sierraville Ranger District, Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - Trail system sections in T18N R13E; T18N R14E; T18N R16E; T19N R13E; T19N R14E; T19N. see project description.
Lake Fishing Outfitter and Guide Permits
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:03/2011  04/2011 Mary Westmoreland
530-587-3558
mwestmoreland@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue 2 new special use permits to outfitter and guides for lake fishing at Stampede, Boca, Prosser, and Jackson Meadows Reservoirs
Location: UNIT - Sierraville Ranger District, Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada, Sierra. Stampede, Boca, Prosser, and Jackson Meadows Reservoirs boat ramp parking areas.
Sierra Pacific Powerline Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jon George
530-367-2224
jongeorge@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue a special use permit for all existing Sierra Pacific Powerlines.
Location: UNIT - Sierraville Ranger District, Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada, Placer, Sierra. Existing powerlines: Line #101 from Donner Summit to Verdi #1, Line #102 from Donner Summit to Verdi #2, Line #7700 from Sagehen to Hobart, Lines at Alpine Meadows Ski Area and Stampede Res.
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Tahoe National Forest,   American River 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
Black Canyon Plan of Operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:05/2011  07/2011 Karen Wiese
530-478-6288
kwiese@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize a Plan of Operations for mining related activities.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - T 15 N, R 12 E Duncan Peak Quadrangle. Black Canyon.
County Storage Shed
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/01/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
10/2010 Kalie Crews
530-367-2224
kcrews@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would consist of constructing a three sided metal shed at the Foresthill Forests Genetics Center. The shed would be used by Placer County to store snow removal equipment.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. 10 miles east of Foresthill, Ca at the Forest Service Genetics Center.
Deadwood Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2010 
Expected:04/2011  07/2011 Kalie Crews
530-367-2224
kcrews@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest health thinning and fuels reduction project.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - T13N/R11E, T14N/R11E, T14N/R12E, T14N/R11E, T15N/R11E, T15N/R12E, T15N/R13E. Many sections. Project areas still being refined. Michigan Bluff, Foresthill Divide, Deadwood Ridge areas.
East Fork Thinning Project
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/26/2007
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2011 
Expected:03/2011
 
09/2011 Kalie Crews
530-367-2224
kcrews@fs.fed.us 
Description: Thinning and fuels treatments to reduce hazardous fuels and improve forest stand resiliency to severe wildfire, drought, insect, and disease effects.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - T16N, R12E. Texas Hill and Sawtooth Ridge Area.
Hoffman Mine
EA
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2010 
Expected:06/2011  08/2011 Mo Tebbe
530-367-2224
mtebbe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Process tailings from previous mining activity inside the current footprint of the Hoffman Pits Mine
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - T14N, R11E, Section 28. American River Ranger District, Placer County, Michigan Bluff area.
Mosquito Allotment Boundary Fence
CE
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 07/20/2010  07/2010 Leigh Sevy
530-478-6227
lsevy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct approximately 1.5 to 2 miles of fence on the north end of the Mosquito Allotment to keep animals on the allotment and from wandering on to the vacant Duncan Sailor Allotment.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - W 1/2, W 1/2 Section 4, T 14 N, R 13 E; W1/2, of SW 1/4 Section 33, and NE 1/4 of Section 32, T15 N. Near Deep Canyon.
National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration Authorization Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/01/2009 
Expected:11/2010
 
11/2010 Mo Tebbe
530-367-2224
mtebbe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance and reissuance of a Special Use Permit to NOAA to install, operate, and maintain meteorological monitoring stations; however.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - SE 1/4 SW 1/4 Section 1, T 16 N, R 14 E,. Several locations throughout the district.
Oliver Study Area and Plantation Thinning
CE
- Research  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/01/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
09/2011 Kalie Crews
530-367-2224
kcrews@fs.fed.us 
Description: PSW is proposing to cut approximately 100 trees from 20 acres of plantation in the Oliver Study. Additionally, due to beetle attacks and tree mortality in and around the study, the Forest Service is proposing to do sanitation harvest on 200 acres.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. The Oliver Study Area near Elliot Ranch. East of Foresthill, Ca.
Section 8 Watershed Restoration Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 09/13/2010  06/2011 Kalie Crews
530-367-2224
kcrews@fs.fed.us 
Description: The American River Ranger District is proposing to take management action to enhance and restore a section of acquired land within the Duncan Canyon Inventoried Roadless Area (Duncan Canyon IRA), and move it towards its current management intent.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - T 15 N, R 14 E, Section 8. Duncan Canyon.
Stream Crossings Project
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/01/2010 
Expected:09/2010
 
06/2011 Mo Tebbe
530-367-2224
mtebbe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install stream crossings on existing trail alignment and remove previous crossing materials on Forbes Creek at Loop 1 Trail 11E39, Forbes Creek at Loop 2 Trail 11E40, and Shirttail Creek at Loop 5 Trail 11E43.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - T15N R11E section 21; T15N R11E section 22; T15N R11E section 16. Sugar Pine Reservoir OHV area.
Sugar Pine Road Easement
CE
- Regulations, Directives, Orders   On Hold  N/A  N/A Scott Husmann
530-367-2224, ext.243
shusmann@fs.fed.us 
Description: NEPA document to grant Placer County an easement for the Sugar Pine Road.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - T15N, R11E, Sections 19, 20, 27, and 28. Sugar Pine Road.
Western Plantation Thinning
CE
- Forest products  On Hold  N/A  N/A Kelly Pavlica
530-367-2224
kpavlica@fs.fed.us 
Description: Plantation thinning to reduce bark beetle activity.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - T 15 N, R 12 E, Section 26. Near Last Chance.
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Tahoe National Forest,   Sierraville 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
Jackson Meadows Hazard Tree
CE
- Recreation management
- Road management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Janelle Thompson
530-994-3401x6655
jlthompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Removal of hazard trees from developed campgrounds, and along National Forest and County roads in the Jackson Meadows Reservoir area to Little Truckee Summit.
Location: UNIT - Sierraville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada, Sierra. LEGAL - T19N; R12E to R15E, MDM. Campgrounds located around Jackson Meadows Reservoir and Little Laiser Meadows Horse Camp; and adjacent National Forest system and county roads on National Forest lands.
Middlin Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:06/2011  09/2011 Karie Wiltshire
530-994-3401 x6680
kwiltshire@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approx. 715 acres of DFPZ construction & concentrated fuel treatments, hand & mechanical thinning & group selection. Small scale watershed and aspen restoration.
Location: UNIT - Sierraville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T19 R15 Sections 11, 12; T20 R15 Sections 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, 29, 34; T20 R 16 Sections 23, 24, 25, 26, 34, 35. In northeast portion of Sierraville RD near Onion Valley, Cold Creek, Sardine Peak and Lewis Mill.
Saddle Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/04/2010
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 11/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
05/2011 Karie Wiltshire
530-994-3401 x6680
kwiltshire@fs.fed.us 
Description: Defensible Fuel Profile Zone & concentrated fuel treatments, hand & mechanical thinning & group selection. Localized watershed restoration, meadow, aspen and oak restoration treatments. Project treatment area ~4,500 acs, mainly stewardship contracts
Location: UNIT - Sierraville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - 20N 13E Secs 1, 2, 11; 21N 13E Secs 1, 2, 11, 12, 13, 14, 23, 24, 26, 35, 36; 21N 14E Secs 5, 6, 7, 8, 17, 18; 22N 13E Secs 13, 23, 24, 25, 26, 35, 36; 22N 14E Secs 17, 19, 20, 21, 29, 30, 31, 32. North and west of Calpine and north of Yuba Pass.
Sierra Brooks Water System Improvement Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management
- Facility management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:03/2011  06/2011 Timothy Evans
530-994-3401 Ext.6641
tmevans@fs.fed.us 
Description: To improve existing Sierra Brooks subdivision water system, approve special use permit for Sierra County to install 2500 lineal ft of 10" diameter pipeline and 2500 ft of access road to a 350000 gal. gravity storage tank on < 1/2 ac of NF land.
Location: UNIT - Sierraville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T21N R16E Sections 29 and 30. In Sierra Brooks subdivision along Bear Creek Road 2.8 miles southeast of the City of Loyalton.
Turning Point Snowmobile Rally Event
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/18/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
02/2011 Jeff Wiley
530-994-3401 x6667
jwiley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Snowmobile fund-raising event w/ recreation special use permit by Turning Point Tahoe non-profit org. Approx 160 participants would use Little Truckee staging area & ~ 50 mi existing groomed snowmobile trails in Jackson Meadows area for ~ 8 hr.
Location: UNIT - Sierraville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - Approved routes cross 44 sections in T19 R13; T19 R14; T19 R15; T 20 R 14. See “Other Project Information” for the section information. Existing groomed snowmobile routes in Jackson Meadows, using the Little Truckee Smmitt parking area as the staging area.
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Tahoe National Forest,   Truckee 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
DMB Highlands Proposed Siller Ranch Fire Access Road
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Jon George
530-367-2224
jongeorge@fs.fed.us 
Description: Designate 400 feet of existing non-system, unplanned/unclassified road as a special use road to be used to provide emergency access to the Siller Ranch approved subdivision from the Forest Road System near Bald Ridge.
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - East 1/2 section 27, T17N, R16E. South of Forest System Road # 06-08 to the property line.
Donner Summit PUD Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2010 
Expected:11/2010  12/2010 Jon George
530-367-2224
jongeorge@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renew/reissue permit to Donner Summit PUD for operational/maintenance of the existing sewer treatment plant. Includes buildings on NFS lands which house PUD administrative offices and a fire station.
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - T17N, R14E, Sec 22, MDM. Donner Summit PUD/Truckee Fire Station #97.
Glenshire Bridge Day-Use Toilet Facilities and Improvements
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/29/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
09/2011 Mary Westmoreland
530-587-3558
mwestmoreland@fs.fed.us 
Description: Placement of a new toilet buildling and accessible pathway at the Glenshire Bridge day-use area.
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. Approx 3 miles east of Truckee, CA along Glenshire Road.
Glenshire Drive Re-alignment
EA
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Jon George
530-367-2224
jongeorge@fs.fed.us 
Description: The re-alignment of Glenshire Drive onto National Forest System (NFS) lands to make room for the repositioning of the railroad track. Glenshire Drive will be moved to the north on NFS lands for approximately 1/4 mile.
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - T17N R16E, Section 11. Approximately 1/2 mile to the east of the intersection of Donner Pass Road and Glenshire Drive.
Legacy Trail
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:06/2011  07/2011 Joseph Flannery
530-587-3558
jflannery@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct approximately 1 mile of non-motorized multiple-use trail. This piece of trail will be a continuation of trail from private land from the Town of Truckee to Glenshire subdivision.
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - T17N, R17E Section 5. East of Truckee along the Truckee River.
Mix Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:12/2010  09/2011 Scott Conway
530-587-3558
sconway@fs.fed.us 
Description: To improve stand condition & habitat by hand thinning 12 ac & mechanical thinning 15 ac, by restoring 2.27 ac of aspen, & creating 8.55 ac of openings. To restore the hydrological function & reduce erosion on 0.25 mile of a tributary to Dry Cr.
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - T18N, R17E, part of Section 5, T19N, R17E, part of Section 32. The Mix Project lies due east of and directly adjacent to the Russel Valley Subdivision.
Mountain Biking Outfitter and Guide Permit
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 09/09/2010  10/2010 Mary Westmoreland
530-587-3558
mwestmoreland@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a new special use permit for mountain biking outfitter and guide on National Forest System roads and trails.
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada, Placer, Sierra. Sawtooth, Emigrant, Animal, and Hole-in-the-Ground Trails.
NV Energy 132 Powerline Maintenance Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Special use management
- Facility management 
Completed  Actual: 08/02/2010
08/02/2010 
08/2010 Kristie Boatner
530-587-3558, ex. 255
kboatner@fs.fed.us 
Description: Maintain the 120 kv transmission line by removing trees that have the potential to fail and that could strike the line or its support structures along a 8.5 mile section on NFS lands from Truckee to Squaw Valley substations.
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. South of Truckee, along Sawtooth Ridge to Deer Creek/Squaw Valley areas.
NV Energy Pole Replacement Project
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Jon George
530-587-3558
jongeorge@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replacement of four poles on the overhead transmission line from Sagehen to Hobart Mills.
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. North of Truckee, CA on the transmission line from Hobart Mills to Sagehen.
Placer County Department of Public Works
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/02/2010  10/2010 Jon George
530-587-3558
jongeorge@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of special use permit for 5,800 linear feet of 6 inch diameter sewer line.
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. Along Cabin Creek Road, south of Truckee.
Prosser Creek Dam - Access Road Rehabilitation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/03/2010 
Expected:09/2010
 
10/2010 Kristie Boatner
530-587-3558, ex. 255
kboatner@fs.fed.us 
Description: The existing footprint for road #787-12 would be used and then expanded in some sections to provide a wider turning radius at a hairpin curve, improve drainage features, and add road shoulders to improve safe travel.
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - W½SW¼ of Section 30, T 17N, R 18E, MDB&M. Road is located in Nevada County, CA about 5 miles northeast of Truckee, CA below Prosser Dam.
Prosser Creek Fish Habitat Improvement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/29/2009 
Expected:12/2010
 
08/2011 Deborah Urich
530-587-3558
durich@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to implement a stream habitat improvement project in Prosser Creek below Prosser Dam to improve habitat for fish. Restore function to the aquatic ecosystem by addressing temperature, wide channel, low water levels, & lack of vegetation.
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - T18N, R16E, Sec30. Prosser Creek just below Prosser Dam.
Prosser Lakeview Trail
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2010 
Expected:09/2010  10/2010 Carrie Smith
530-587-3558
carriesmith@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocate existing user created non-motorized trail to prevent steep slope erosion into Alder Creek. The trail links Prosser Lakeview Estates to the Commemorative Overland Emigrant Trail (COET) at the Donner Camp Picnic Area.
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - T18N R16E, the NW ¼ of Section 35 and the SW ¼ of Section 26. Extends from existing dirt road northwards to Donner Camp Picnic Area. Llocated off of East Alder Creek Rd & Forest Road at north boundary of Prosser Lakeview Estates.
Road 894-2 Construction/Reconstruction and transfer to Nevada County
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Road management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:08/2011  09/2011 Bob Reugebrink
530-994-3401 x 6631
rreugebrink@fs.fed.us 
Description: Jurisdication transfer of FS road 894-2 to Nevada County to provide access to private property in the Hinton area. Road construction/reconstruction as a result of bridge removal at Hirschdale.
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - T18N, R18E, Sec 21, 22. Road 894-2 off the Stampede Dam Road at southern end of Boca Reservoir.
Sagehen Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Research 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:07/2011  10/2011 Kristie Boatner
530-587-3558, ex. 255
kboatner@fs.fed.us 
Description: Implement treatments in a SPLAT network to address vegetation & fuels issues in the Sagehen Watershed. Also implement treatments for forest health & improve habitats. Work with the UC Berkeley Sagehen Field Station to pursue research opportunities.
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada, Sierra. Sagehen Basin: Located west of HWY 89 and Stampede Reservoir, north of Sagehen Creek to the Sierraville Ranger District boundary, south of the creek to Carpenter Valley and west to Independence Lake.
Sagehen Test Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Research 
Completed  Actual: 08/25/2010  09/2010 Kristie Boatner
530-587-3558, ex. 255
kboatner@fs.fed.us 
Description: Treat 2 small (3 acre) units using concepts and silvicultural methods outlined in An Ecosystem Management Strategy for Sierran Mixed-Conifer Forests, Pacific Southwest Research Station General Technical Report 220 (GTR 220).
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - Portions of Sections 31 and 32, T. 19 N., R. 16 E. and Section 11 T. 18N., R. 15E. Sagehen Experimental Forest approximately six miles north of Truckee.
Stampede Reservoir - Saddle Dikes Geologic Investigation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/03/2010 
Expected:09/2010
 
10/2010 Kristie Boatner
530-587-3558, ex. 255
kboatner@fs.fed.us 
Description: Conduct geologic investigations by digging test pits on NFS lands near and within Stampede Reservoir to determine potential locations for saddle dikes that may be constructed in a future project.
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - On the section line between Section 30 and Section 31; in the NE¼ Section 31; and in the SW¼ Section 30, T. 19 N., R. 17 E. Sites are located in Sierra County, CA about 12 miles northeast of Truckee, CA, near the boat ramp at Stampede Reservoir.
Tule Road Maintenance Association SUP
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Bob Reugebrink
530-994-3401 Ext. 6631
rreugebrink@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of special use permit for road use authorization of 0.33 miles of road that crosses National Forest System lands.
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. Near Summit Lake, northwest of Truckee.
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Tahoe National Forest,   Yuba River 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
Carvin Aspen Enhancement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Marilyn Tierney
530-478-6253
mtierney@fs.fed.us 
Description: Remove some conifers to release Aspen.
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T20N, R12E, Sec.1. Across from Carvin Creek Home Tract on Hwy. 49.
Craig's Reforestation
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 07/06/2010  08/2010 Gary Cline
530-478-6290
gcline@fs.fed.us 
Description: Excavator piling of shrubs/slash to facilitate conifer planting, planting of conifers, and burn created piles. Release by grubbing..... No herbicide use.
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T20&21N, R8&9E. Deadwood Peak area, NW of Goodyears Bar, CA.
Forest City Management Plan Analysis
EA
- Land management planning
- Heritage resource management
- Special area management
- Special use management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Heather Newell
530-478-6253
hnewell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Establish management Guidelines that would maintain the historic character of the townsite.
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T19N R10E Section 27 and 28 in Sierra County. Forest City National Historic Register Site.
Gold Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/14/2009 
Expected:11/2010
 
05/2011 Robert Davis
530-478-6253
rcdavis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercial and pre-commercial thinning, site prep and planting, hand and mechanical cutting, piling and burning, Rx burning, aspen restoration and wildlife enhancement
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T20N, R10E, Sec. 25; T20N, R11E, Secs.1,2,10,11,12,13,14,15,19,20,22,28,30: T20N, R12E, Secs.6,7,18,19. Approximately 2 miles north of Sierra City, CA.
Granite Construction Storage Area
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/14/2010 
Expected:07/2010
 
07/2010 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize the storage of construction supplies for paving of hwy 20.
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - T17N,R11E, Sec 29. Near Chalk Bluff on Highway 20.
Haypress Hydoelectric SUP Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2010 
Expected:12/2010  01/2011 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue for a 20 year period, a special use permit to continue operations and maintenance of the Haypress Hydroelectrict project and powerlines.
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T20N,R12E, Secs. 25,26,35,36. T20N,R13E, Sec. 30. T19N,R12E, Secs. 12,14,23,26,34. T18N,R12E, Sec. 5. Haypress and Milton Creeks, east of Wild Plum Campground, near Sierra City, CA.
Middle Yuba Grazing Allotment Project
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/15/2009 
Expected:03/2011
 
06/2011 Leigh Sevy
530-478-6227
lsevy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-authorize permit for existing grazing allotment.
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada, Sierra. NF lands North and NE of Malakoff Diggins State Park and the Community of North Columbia.
Nevada City Community Fuelbreak Mechanical Treatments
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Gary Cline
530-478-6290
gcline@fs.fed.us 
Description: Masticate, tractor pile, and/or biomass removal on 600 acres within a WUI.
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - T17N, R9E, Secs. 23,24,25,26,35&36. Madrone Springs and 5 Mile House areas.
North Yuba Restricted Use Area
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/24/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2011 
Expected:03/2011
 
05/2011 Karen Walden
530-478-6261
kjwalden@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest Service proposes to prohibit dispersed camping and campfires outside of developed campgrounds in the North Yuba Restricted Use Area and to provide campsites with associated roads and camping criteria for authorized uses.
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. State Highway 49 Scenic Corridor, Haypress Creek, Mountain House Rd., and Gold Lakes Basin.
Pacific Crest Trail Realignment - Packer Saddle Area
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:07/2011  09/2012 Joe Chavez
530-478-6253
joetchavez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analyze relocating the PCT in the Packer Saddle area and improve facilities at Packsaddle Campground to enhance user experience and reduce conflict.
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T20N,R12E,Secs. 5,8,17. T21N,R12E,Secs. 29,30,32. Trail- East of Packsaddle, North f Sierra Buttes, South of Summit Lake. Facilities- Packsaddle Campground.
Pangman Waterline SUP
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/11/2010 
Expected:08/2010
 
09/2010 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Operation, and maintenance of an existing water pipeline
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T20N, R10E, Sec. 33. 1 mile west of Downieville, CA.
Plum Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/15/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
06/2011 Terri Walsh
530-288-3231
tlwalsh@fs.fed.us 
Description: Mechanical Thinning, Fuels Reduction, Wildlife Enhancement, Watershed Improvement, Precommercial Thinning, and plantation thinning, road decommissioning
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T19N,R9E,R10E,R11E; T18N,R9e, R10E, R11E, various sections. In and around the communities of Alleghany and Forest City.
Renew Pacific Bell's expired phone line easements and special-use permits - CE
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Consider and analyze the effects of renewing phone line permits, including removing abandoned poles and cables and possible burying and/or co-locating phone lines with power lines in selected locations.
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada, Placer. Yuba River and Truckee Districts: including areas near Truckee, Bowman Road, I-80, Bullards Bar and the Highway 49 corridor.
Ruby-Carson Mine Plan of Operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2010 
Expected:09/2010  09/2010 Rick Weaver
530-478-6241
rweaver@fs.fed.us 
Description: Plan of Operations to authorize road use permit changes, mineral exploration, development, mining, milling and processing and disposing of mine tailings on National Forest System lands in the Alleghany Mining District.
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T19N, R10E, Sections 10, 11, 14 & 16 MDBM. FS Road 401-2 beween Aleghany and Downieville.
Shady Flat Cabin SUP
CE
- Special use management   On Hold  N/A  N/A Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of SpecialUse Permit to Sierra Co. Arts Council for use of cabin for interpretation of history of the area.
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T20N, R11E, Secs. 31 & 32, in Sierra Co. Just east of Downieville, along Hwy 49.
Simmons Waterline SUP
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/11/2010 
Expected:08/2010
 
09/2010 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Operating and maintaining an existing water line
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T19N, R9E, Sec. 29. 5 miles north of Camptonville, CA.
The Kinder Morgan Pipeline Maintenance Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/29/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
10/2010 Carol Kennedy
530-478-6239
ckennedy@fs.fed.us 
Description: A 10-foot section of pipeline where an anomaly was detected would be excavated so the pipe condition could be assessed and repaired if necessary. All work would be conducted within the designated right-of-way.
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada, Placer, Sierra, Yuba. LEGAL - T 17N, R 13E, Section 33. 1/2 mile south of Big Bend Fire Station, just off of Interstate Highway 80.
Yellow Star Thistle & Scotchbroom Abatement
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2010 
Expected:10/2010  12/2010 Kathy VanZuuk
530-478-6243
kvanzuuk@fs.fed.us 
Description: Weed Abatement/eradication in the Pendola Fire Area
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Yuba. LEGAL - T18N,R8E,Sec. 32. Pendola Fire Area, west of Camptonville, CA.
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