Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2012 to 09/30/2012
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, Regionwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Region)
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 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
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 11/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
05/2013 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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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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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 OHV Ground Operations Grant Activities
CE
- Recreation management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Fran Herbst
530-478-6852
fherbst@fs.fed.us 
Description: Off highway vehicle (OHV) ground operations activities based on requested funds (grant application) from the California Department of Parks and Recreation, Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division.
Location: UNIT - Tahoe National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada, Placer, Sierra, Yuba. Across the 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
Sierra Pacific Powerline Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  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.
Special Use Permit Renewal, Outfitter and Guide, Sierra Club
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:10/2012  11/2012 Mary Westmoreland
530-587-3558
mwestmoreland@fs.fed.us 
Description: Permit renewal for Sierra Club Outfitter and Guide. Areas added to provide hiking opportunities north of I-80 utilizing six miles of System trails and south of the Bradley Hut for over snow non-motorized use. Increase in priority use service days.
Location: UNIT - Sierraville Ranger District, Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada, Placer. LEGAL - T18N., R14E., R15E sections 28,29,34,35,20,25,26 and T16N., R16E., sections 19 and 24. Areas north and south of Donner Summit, west of Truckee, CA.
Special Use Permit Renewal, Outfitter and Guide, Tahoe Adventure Company
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:10/2012  11/2012 Mary Westmoreland
530-587-3558
mwestmoreland@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renew Outfitter and Guide permit and add in additional opportunities for hiking, biking, and backpacking. Increase in priority use service days.
Location: UNIT - Sierraville Ranger District, Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada, Placer, Sierra. Along the Pacific Crest and Hole-in-the-Ground Trails.
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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
Big Trees Ecological Restoration Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/01/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
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
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/01/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2013 
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.
Chicken Hawk Staging Area
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2012 
Expected:05/2013  09/2013 Kalie Crews
530-367-2224
kcrews@fs.fed.us 
Description: Develop a staging area on Chicken Hawk Ridge near the town of Michigan Bluff.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - T14N, R11E Section 20. Chicken Hawk ridge between Michigan Bluff and Volcano Canyon.
Duncan Dispersed Recreation Site Improvements
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/22/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
09/2012 Kalie Crews
530-367-2224
kcrews@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install vault toilet, information board and trash bin. Fall hazard trees around recreation area.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - T15N, R13E, Section 24. American River Ranger District. 34 miles east of Foresthill at the Duncan Diversion Dam.
Foresthill Seed Orchard Thinning
CE
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Facility management
- Research and Development 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
09/2013 Kalie Crews
530-367-2224
kcrews@fs.fed.us 
Description: Remove all trees on approximately 40 acres at the Region 5 Foresthill Seed Orchard to plant new seed trees. Maintain water lines.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - T15N, R11E, portions of Sections 33 and 34; T14N, R11E, portions of Sections 3 and 4. Foresthill Seed Orchard. 10 miles east of Foresthill, CA.
Global Biorhythm Mountain Bike Race on OHV Trails
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:09/2012  10/2012 Kalie Crews
530-367-2224
kcrews@fs.fed.us 
Description: One day mountain bike endurance race on Sugar Pine OHV Trails 1 and 2. Event date is October 14, 2012.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - T15N, R11E, Section 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 28, and 29. Sugar Pine Staging Area and Parts of OHV Trail Loops 1 and 2.
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.
Issue Special Use Permit to BOR for Existing Weather Stations
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:09/2012  09/2012 Kalie Crews
530-367-2224
kcrews@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a special use permit to BOR for existing weather monitoring stations.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - T16N, R13E, Section 4; T16N, R11E, Section 2; T15N, R11E, Section 20; T14N, R13E, Section 7. Four locations on the American River Ranger District.
OHV Staging Area Construction and Reconstruction in the Sugar Pine Area
EA
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:12/2012  08/2013 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
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/29/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
09/2012 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
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/21/2012  05/2012 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
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/21/2012  05/2012 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
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/21/2012  06/2012 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
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
Completed  Actual: 06/06/2012  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  Cancelled  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.
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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 
Cancelled  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.
Jammer Chair area Riparian, Spring and Aspen Restoration Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:09/2012  10/2012 Sharon Falvey
530-587-3558
sfalvey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restore 0.3 miles of abandoned road prism. Reconstruct abandoned channel & re-route water to channel, fill manmade ditches, use rock riffles, grade controls and log structures in channel. Restore hydrology of 4.6 acres of riparian & aspen habitat.
Location: UNIT - Sierraville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - Three sites at T20N R17E S31 and S32. Riparian area in site A: T20N R17E S31 NE ; Riparian area in site B: T20N R17E S32 South . Culvert removal site C: T20N R17E S32 NE .
Middlin Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 04/10/2012  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.
Sierra Brooks Water System Improvement Project
CE
- Special use management
- Facility management 
Cancelled  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 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/02/2012
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 07/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
06/2013 Karie Wiltshire
530-994-3401 x6680
kwiltshire@fs.fed.us 
Description: To complete DFPZ, treat plantations and restore riparian veg: mech thin 876 ac, hand thin 55 ac, meadow restoration w/ lodgepole removal 59 ac, aspen rest. 26 ac, grp slct 17 ac, plantation trtment w/ masticatn & grapplng 432 ac. 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 
Completed  Actual: 06/11/2012  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 Lift Replacement Project
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:10/2012  06/2013 Dennis Hogan
530-587-3558
dchogan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace the Hot Wheels lift with a high-speed detachable quad chairlift. The lower 3,300 feet of the lift is on National Forest System lands.
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. Alpine Meadows Ski Resort, south of Truckee, CA.
Donner Summit Public Utility District Facilities Expansion and Special Use Authorization
EA
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/02/2012  06/2012 Jon George
530-587-3558
jongeorge@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 09/2012 
Expected:06/2013  08/2013 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.
Little Truckee Fish Habitat Improvement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:09/2012  09/2014 Deborah Urich
530-587-3558
durich@fs.fed.us 
Description: Implement fish and wildlife habitat improvement features using native materials (burned trees and boulders) in the Little Truckee River between Stampede and Boca Reservoirs.
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - T19N, R17E, Section 32,. Adjacent to the Little Truckee River about 2 miles south of Stampede Reservoir at the Northern boundary of Nevada County.
Pole Creek Tributary Wildlife Passage Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Cancelled  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 
Completed  Actual: 06/05/2012  09/2012 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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/01/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
12/2012 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
Berg Sewage Transmission Line SUP
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/06/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
08/2012 Joe Chavez
530-478-6253
joetchavez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue SUP for Sewage line
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - T17N,R10E,S1. Washington, CA.
Burlington OHV Trails Connectivity Project
EIS
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 08/2012 
Expected:06/2013  04/2013 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.
Camp Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:12/2012  06/2013 Terri Walsh
530-288-3231
tlwalsh@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improve forest health, watershed health and wildlife habitat, and reduce surface fuel loadings and ladder fuels to a level that would allow safe fire suppression
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada, Sierra, Yuba. LEGAL - T18N R7E Sections 24-26; R8E Sections 2-11, 15-22 and 27-33; T19N R7E Sections 13, 24-26, and 35-36; R8E Sections 7-9, 11, and 13-36; R9E Section 19. West and north of the community of Camptonville and east and north of Bullards Bar Reservoir.
Donner Summit Public Utility District Well Drilling SUP
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/03/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
08/2012 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 04/2012 
Expected:08/2012  08/2012 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 04/13/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
08/2012 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.
Haypress Hydoelectric SUP Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:08/2012  08/2012 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.
Indian Valley Outpost Store SUP Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:08/2012  08/2012 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  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:08/2012  08/2012 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.
Kentucky Mine SUP Reissue
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/04/2012  08/2012 Joe Chavez
530-478-6253
joetchavez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue SUP for Kentucky Mine
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T20N,R12E,S27. Sierra City, CA.
Middle Yuba Grazing Allotment Project
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/15/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
10/2012 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 
Cancelled  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 07/14/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
10/2012 Joe Chavez
530-478-6253
joetchavez@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.
PG&E Powerline Vegetation Maintenance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/06/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
08/2012 Joe Chavez
530-478-6253
hnewell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Removal of hazard trees to the powerline
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - T.17N, R.12E, portion of Section 22 and 24. North of I-80 Cisco Grove area.
PGE Stream Gauge SUP Amendment
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/02/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
08/2012 Joe Chavez
530-478-6253
joetchavez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Amend existing SUP to include area for stream gauge
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - T18N,R12E,S20. Near Lindsey Lake.
Pacific Crest Trail Realignment - Packer Saddle Area
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/25/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
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 of Sierra Buttes, South of Summit Lake. Facilities- Packsaddle Campground.
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.
SPI Blackjack Road Construction
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/02/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
06/2012 Joe Chavez
530-478-6253
hnewell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Road construction for timber removal
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T.19N. R11E Section 17. Northeast of Alleghany, California.
SPI Lohman Road Construction
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/04/2012  06/2012 Joe Chavez
530-478-6253
joetchavez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Road construction for timber removal
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Yuba. LEGAL - T.18N. R8E, Section 14. southeast of Camptonville California.
SUP Fore Skid Trail and Landing to SPI
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue SUP for use of existing skid trail and landing
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T20N,R12E, Sec 12. South of Bassetts and Gold Lake Highway.
Sacramento Boy Scouts Organization Camp SUP Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/02/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
08/2012 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.
Sierra Co. Road Maintenance SUP
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/02/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
08/2012 Joe Chavez
530-478-6253
joetchavez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue SUP for maintenance of fs road at Dville station
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T20N, 10E, S35. Downieville, CA.
Twin Culverts Fish Passage - Cal Ida Mills Road
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2012 
Expected:09/2012  09/2012 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  Completed  Actual: 06/04/2012  06/2012 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.
Zanetta Driveway SUP Reissue
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/04/2012  06/2012 Joe Chavez
530-478-6253
joetchavez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue SUP for private driveway
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T20N,R10E, S33. Just east of Goodyears Bar, CA.
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