Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2012 to 03/31/2012
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
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
Sagehen Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Research and Development 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/23/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
11/2012 Kristie Boatner
530-587-3558, ex. 255
kboatner@fs.fed.us 
Description: Collaboratively planned fuels reduction/forest resiliency/habitat improvement project in the Sagehen Basin (Sagehen Experimental Forest and Truckee Ranger District). Activities and methods for vegetation/fuels management and ecological restoration.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=9156
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District, Sagehen All Units. 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.
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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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
2012 - 2013 Grant Request for OHV/OSV Maintenance
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2012 
Expected:05/2012  12/2012 Keith Brown
530-478-6210
kmbrown@fs.fed.us 
Description: Submission of a cooperative agreement application (grant request) to the California Department of Parks and Recreation, Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division, requesting funds for off highway vehicle (OHV) and over snow vehicle (OSV) projects
Location: UNIT - Tahoe National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada, Placer, Sierra, Yuba. Across the Tahoe National Forest.
Rucker Lake (Liahona) Organization Camp Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/01/2011 
Expected:02/2012
 
03/2012 Carlos Gonzales
530-478-6263
carlosgonzales@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of permit for the operation and maintenance of an organization camp.
Location: UNIT - Tahoe National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. at Rucker Lake next to Rucker Campground.
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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 Re-Authorization
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 10/27/2011  12/2011 Jeff Wiley
530-994-3401 x6667
jwiley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-authorize permit for snowmobile tours on 3 Ranger Districts of TNF using groomed snowmobile trail system (160 mi), adjacent snowplay areas (309 ac). Base facilities at LittleTruckee Summit designated parking area
Location: UNIT - Sierraville Ranger District, Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada, Sierra. LEGAL - Trail system sections in T18N R13E; T18N R14E; T18N R16E; T19N R13E; T19N R14E; T19N. Sierraville, Truckee & Yuba River Ranger Districts using groomed snowmobile trail system (160 mi), adjacent snowplay areas (309 ac). Base facilities at Little Truckee Summit designated parking area.
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
2012 Manual Release of the American River Complex
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/29/2011 
Expected:04/2012
 
05/2012 Kalie Crews
530-367-2224
kcrews@fs.fed.us 
Description: Manually release planted and natural seedlings in the American River Complex area. Total of 48 acres.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - T15N, R13E, Sections 5 and 6. East of Foresthill, CA along the Foresthill Divide in the American River Complex fire area.
Aspen, Meadow, and Fen Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management 
Completed  Actual: 10/06/2011  10/2011 Victor Lyon
530-543-2749
vlyon@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will restore an aspen stand complex, three meadows and two fens by removing encroaching conifers and managing cattle movement.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - T15N, R11E, Sec 9 and 10; T15N, R12E, Sec 4 and 5; T15N, R13E, Sec 1, 5, 11, and 15; and T15N, R14E, Sec 22. French Meadows, Robinson Flat, Westville, and Elliot Ranch.
Big Trees Ecological Restoration Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2012 
Expected:09/2012  10/2013 Kalie Crews
530-367-2224
kcrews@fs.fed.us 
Description: There are three objectives identified for the current proposal: (1) Reduce surface and ladder fuels; (2) Reintroduce fire; (3) Encourage regeneration.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - T14N, R13E, portions of Sections 18 and 19. Placer County Big Trees Grove. East of Foresthill, CA along Mosquito Ridge Road.
Biggie Vegetation Management and Fuels Reduction Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2012 
Expected:08/2013  10/2014 Kalie Crews
530-367-2224
kcrews@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to take action to manage overcrowded forest stands and reduce hazardous fuels along the Mosquito Ridge Road near the Placer County Big Trees Grove. Approximately 2,500 acres of treatments are planned at this time.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - The legal location includes portions of T14N, R12E, Sections 13, 14, 15, 22, 23, 24 and 25; T14N, R13E, Sections 4,. This Project Area is located between 23 and 28 miles east of Foresthill, California. Along the Mosquito Ridge Road near the Placer County Big Trees Grove.
Black Canyon Plan of Operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Hoffman Mine
EA
- Minerals and Geology  On Hold  N/A  N/A Karen Wiese
530-478-6288
kwiese@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approve Mining Plan of Operation. Proposal to 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.
National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration Authorization Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/01/2009 
Expected:03/2012
 
04/2012 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.
OHV Staging Area Construction and Reconstruction in the Sugar Pine Area
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2012 
Expected:07/2012  05/2014 Kalie Crews
530-367-2224
kcrews@fs.fed.us 
Description: Expand two existing staging areas (Sugar Pine and China Wall) and constuct a new OHV staging area (Brimstone).
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - China Wall expansion (T15N, R11E, Sections 7 and 18), Sugar Pine expansion (T15N, R11E, Section 20), and Brimstone construction (T14N, R11E, Section 32 and T15N, R11E, Section 29). In the vicinity of Sugar Pine Reservoir. East of Foresthill, CA.
Randall Shirt Corner Restoration
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/29/2011 
Expected:02/2012
 
06/2012 Kalie Crews
530-367-2224
kcrews@fs.fed.us 
Description: Remove trash, rip dispersed recreation area, seed with native vegetation, and barrier area during to promote rehabilitation and limit access.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - T15N, R11E, Section 31. Near Sugar Pine Reservoir. East of Foresthill, CA.
Reissue Special Use Permit to Sebastian Phone Company
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/01/2011 
Expected:02/2012
 
02/2012 Kalie Crews
530-367-2224
kcrews@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue special use permit.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. There is approximately 24 miles of overhead and buried phone lines on the District.
Reissue Special Use Permit to the National Weather Service
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/29/2011 
Expected:03/2012
 
03/2012 Kalie Crews
530-367-2224
kcrews@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue special use permit for a 10 year duration to utilize weather stations.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - T16N, R11E, Section 2. Blue Canyon Airport off of Highway 80.
Special Use Permits: Sacramento Valley Astronomical Society, Bud Bafia, and Sierra College
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/01/2011 
Expected:02/2012
 
03/2012 Kalie Crews
530-367-2224
kcrews@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue three separate permits to SVAS, Bud Bafia and Sierra College for ten year durations. Astronomical observatory buildings.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - T16N, R11E, Section 2. Blue Canyon Airport.
Sugar Pine Boat Launching Area Improvements
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:03/2012  06/2014 Kalie Crews
530-367-2224
kcrews@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct two new handicap accessible parking spaces and install a handicap accessible vault toilet.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - T15N, R11E, Section 18. Sugar Pine Reservoir. East of Foresthill, CA.
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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/01/2011 
Expected:02/2012
 
10/2012 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
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/04/2011
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 02/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
06/2012 Karie Wiltshire
530-994-3401 x6680
kwiltshire@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approx. 700 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 east of State Route 89 near Smithneck Road, Sardine Peak and Verdi Grade Road.
Saddle Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 11/24/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
06/2012 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=30935
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
- Special use management
- Facility management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Transition Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:06/2012  06/2013 Karie Wiltshire
530-994-3401 x6680
kwiltshire@fs.fed.us 
Description: To complete DFPZ & restore fire regime, mechanical thin ~800 ac, hand thin ~60 ac., meadow restoration w/ lodgepole removal ~70 ac., plantation treatment through mastication & grappling ~450 ac. Followup fuels treatments w/ prescribed burning.
Location: UNIT - Sierraville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - 19N 14E sec. 16, 17, 24; 19N 15E sec. 24, 25, 26, 27; 19N 16E sec. 18, 19, 30. South and west of State Highway 89 near Little Truckee Sumitt with some near Fibreboard Road.
Upper Independence Creek Cutbank Restoration
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/28/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
08/2012 Deborah Urich
530-587-3558
durich@fs.fed.us 
Description: Rehabilitate eroding cutbank of the Upper Independence Creek by removing non-functional fish weir and re-countouring stream banks. Install cutbank toe reinforcement with log revetment structures, and re-vegetate area. Rehabilitation area < 1 ac.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35955
Location: UNIT - Sierraville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - 18N 15E Section 8. Nevada County at 39 25'54" N, 12019'45" W, approximately 10 miles north of Truckee, CA and 10 miles south of Sierraville, CA.
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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
Alpine Meadows WUI Fuels Reduction and Forest Health Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 11/15/2011  07/2012 Linda Ferguson
530-587-3558 ext 264
lmferguson@fs.fed.us 
Description: On 20 acres, hand thin sub-dominant trees less than 10" dbh and drag the cut vegetation to a road accessible central location, and limb trees greater than 10" dbh up to 10 feet above the ground.
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - Section 33, T. 16 N., R. 16 E., Mount Diablo Base Meridian. Near Alpine Meadows, between Snow Crest Road and Mineral Springs on both sides of Alpine Meadows Road.
Donner Summit Fuel Reduction and Forest Health Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 11/15/2011  07/2012 Linda Ferguson
530-587-3558 ext 264
lmferguson@fs.fed.us 
Description: On 18 acres along Soda Springs Road, hand thin trees less than 10" dbh and drag to road accessible location. Prune tree limbs, chip, hand pile, and/or pile burn other activity related fuels.
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - Section 26, T. 16 N., R. 14 E., Mount Diablo Base Meridian. At Donner Summit, along Soda Springs Road.
Donner Summit Public Utility District Facilities Expansion and Special Use Authorization
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/08/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
06/2012 Joseph Flannery
530-587-3558
jflannery@fs.fed.us 
Description: Amendment to Donner Summit PUD SU Authorization. Construction of 2 buildings, influent equalization storage tank, headworks facility, and sludge thickening tank and drying bed, and modification to existing sludge storage /influent equalization tanks.
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - All of that portion of the westerly 700 feet of the SW1/4 of the NW1/4 of Section 22, T.17N., R.14E., M.D.M., containing 5.7 acres. 53823 Sherritt Lane Soda Springs, CA 95728.
Legacy Trail
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2012 
Expected:12/2012  06/2013 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.
Pole Creek Tributary Wildlife Passage Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Karie Wiltshire
530-994-3401 x6680
kwiltshire@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Project would replace the existing undersized culvert on the Pole Creek tributary T6X2 at the road crossing with a bottomless arch or bridge structure to remove the current barrier to aquatic organism passage.
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - T16N, R16E, Section 18, Mount Diablo Base Meridian. On the Pole Creek Road in Placer County, California in the Truckee Ranger District, approximately 7 miles southwest of Truckee.
Prosser Creek Fish Habitat Improvement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Road 894-2 Construction/Reconstruction and transfer to Nevada County
EA
- Road management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:10/2012  06/2013 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.
Tahoe Donner XC Trail Addition
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/01/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
01/2012 Dennis Hogan
530-587-3558
dchogan@fs.fed.us 
Description: On National Forest System land the addition of a 1.2 mile loop of groomed, winter only, cross country trail that connects to existing trail system. The use of a 12 x 12 temporary wooden warming hut on skids for shelter during inclement weather.
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - SW Section 30, T. 18N, R. 16E, MDM. Truckee, CA, Trail is north of the Tahoe Donner Subdivision.
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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
Burlington OHV Trails Connectivity Project
EIS
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 12/2011 
Expected:06/2012  07/2012 Joe Chavez
530-478-6253
joetchavez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Consider connecting OHV trails to provide for loop connections, user safety, and improved user experience on the Burlington Motorcycle trail system.
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - Burlington - T17N, R10E, Sec. 25,26,27,35,36; T17N, R11E, Sec. 19,28,29,30,31,32. Burlington- adjacent to HWY 20, east of Nevada City, CA.
Donner Summit Public Utility District Well Drilling SUP
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/03/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
06/2012 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Drill a well just north of Big Bend for water supply to Big Bend.
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. approximately 1 mile east of Big Bend, just off I-80.
Downieville OHV Trails Connectivity Project
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:02/2012  05/2012 Joe Chavez
530-478-6253
joetchavez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Consider connecting OHV trails to provide loop connections, user safety, and improved user experience on a loop conection north of Downieville, CA
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T20N,R10E, Sec. 23. Approx. 1.5 miles north of Downieville, CA.
EIF Haypress Powerline Special Use 20 Year Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/01/2011 
Expected:06/2012
 
06/2012 Carlos Gonzales
530-478-6263
carlosgonzales@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal for 20 years, a permit for operation and maintenance of powerline (33,105 ft long).
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada, Sierra. LEGAL - Sec. 26, T. 20 N., R. 12 E., Sec. 5, T. 18 N., R. 12 E., Sec. 34, 26,23,12,14,1,T. 19 N., R. 12 E.,. Begins in the vecinity of Wild Plum Campground and ends near Bowman lake.
Gold Country Trails Council SUP Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/01/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
07/2011 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Conducting an annual Poker Ride. Equestrians will follow designated roads and trails
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. Along Hwy. 20 in the Skillman Campground area.
Haypress Hydoelectric SUP Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/03/2011 
Expected:06/2012
 
06/2012 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.
Highway 49 Fuels Reduction Project
CE
- Fuels management  Completed  Actual: 12/01/2011  05/2012 Kaari Carpenter
530-288-3231
kaaricarpenter@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fuels reduction (thinning trees under 10 inches dbh and removal of excess surface fuels) along portions of Hwy 49 in Sierra County west of Yuba Pass.
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. Along portions of Highway 49 in Sierra County west of Yuba Pass.
Indian Valley Outpost Store SUP Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/03/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
01/2012 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue a Special Use Permit for an existing store.
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. Approximately 10 miles from Camptonville, California along Highway 49.
Jason White Kenton Lodge Waterline SUP Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/03/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
01/2012 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue an existing waterline for the Kenton Lodge
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. Alleghany, California.
Middle Yuba Grazing Allotment Project
EA
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:04/2012  06/2012 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 River Visual Corridor Project
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/24/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2012 
Expected:03/2012
 
05/2012 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
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/25/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2012 
Expected:03/2012
 
07/2012 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 of Sierra Buttes, South of Summit Lake. Facilities- Packsaddle Campground.
Pangman Waterline SUP
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 11/03/2011  11/2011 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 
Completed  Actual: 11/28/2011  06/2012 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
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32911
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.
Prairie Creek Water Transmission SUP Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/03/2011 
Expected:02/2012
 
11/2011 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue a Special Use Permit for an existing waterline to the Prairie Creek Recreation Residence Tract.
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. Bowman Lake Area, Prairie Creek Recreation Residence tract.
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.
Sacramento Boy Scouts Organization Camp SUP Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/03/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
11/2011 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance a Special Use Permit for an existing Boy Scout Organization Camp
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. Approximately 6 miles from Sierra City, California on Packer Lake Road.
Scotts Flat Trail
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 12/01/2011  11/2011 Joe Chavez
530-478-6158
joetchavez@fs.fed.us 
Description: In partnership with Nevada Irrigation District (NID) consider contructing a non- motorzied hiking and mountain bike single track trail that would connect the Pioneer National Recreation Trail to the Scotts Flat Lake Trail.
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - T.17N., R9E, Sec. 35; T.16N., R.9E, Sec 1 and 2. starting close to Old Five Mile House restuarant on Hwy. 20 and ending by Scotts Flat Lake boat ramp.
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.
Truckee/Sanduski Trails Connection
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/20/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
11/2011 Joe Chavez
530-478-6253
joetchavez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Consider constructing a non-motorized single track trail to connect the existing Truckee Ditch Trail with the Sanduski Trail.
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T.19N., R.10E, Sec. 20, 21, 28, 29. Forest City/Mountain House area.
Twin Culverts Fish Passage - Cal Ida Mills Road
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:03/2012  06/2012 Marilyn Tierney
530-288-3231
mtierney@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace two culverts at Little Canyon Creek and Old Mill Creek with either bottomless culverts or bridge on Forest Road 35, and restore natural stream gradient and substrate.
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T20N, R10E, Sec 6. North and west of Goodyears Bar, CA.
Washington Ridge Organization Construction Camp SUP Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/03/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
12/2011 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue a Special Use Permit for an existing construction camp on Washington Ridge
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. 7 miles from Nevada City, California, just off Highway 20.
Wild West Endurance Rides
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/01/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
06/2011 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue a Special Use Permit for an annual endurance horse ride in the Skillman Campground area
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. Along Highway in the Skillman Campground area.
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