Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2013 to 03/31/2013
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, 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)  Completed  Actual: 11/28/2012  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.
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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 03/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
07/2013 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=9156
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.
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, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R5 - Pacific Southwest Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Eastside Powerline Special Use Permit Renewal
EA
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2012 
Expected:10/2013  12/2013 Timothy Cardoza
619-445-6235 x 3418
tcardoza@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-authorization of special use permits for existing electric transmission and distribution lines that have expired permits.
Location: UNIT - Sierraville Ranger District, Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada, Placer, Sierra, Yuba. Eastside of the Tahoe National Forest on the Sierraville and Truckee Ranger Districts.
Reissue SUP to Desert Research Institute for 3 Remote-operated Cloud Seeding Stations
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/01/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2013 
Expected:01/2013
 
01/2013 Kalie Crews
530-367-2224
kcrews@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue SUP for 3 cloud seeding generators that utilize silver iodide and are operated remotely by radio control. The generators are activated in teh winter to augment snowfall to increase snowpack. Resulting in increased spring runoff.
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District, American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - T17N, R13E, NE 1/4, SW 1/4 of Sec. 30; T15N, R16E, SE 1/4, NE 1/4, Sec. 18; T14N, R16E, SW1/4, NE1/4, Sec. 8. Cisco Butte, Ward Peak and Barker Pass.
Special Use Permit Renewal, Outfitter and Guide, Sierra Club
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2013 
Expected:04/2013  05/2013 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 02/2013 
Expected:04/2013  05/2013 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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/27/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
09/2013 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. Proposed activities are within the Placer County Big Trees Botanical Special Interest Area.
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
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/30/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2013 
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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/28/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
04/2013 Kalie Crews
530-367-2224
kcrews@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install vault toilet, information board and trash bin. Fall hazard trees around recreation area. Project activities encumber approximately 4acres of the Duncan Canyon IRA.
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.
Elliot Meadow, Sailor Flat, and Starr Ravine Restoration
CE
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:06/2013  08/2013 Kalie Crews
530-367-2224
kcrews@fs.fed.us 
Description: Clean-up, protection and restoration of three unique ecosystem features (aspen stands, meadows and fens).
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - T15N, R11E, Sec. 9 and 10 and T15N, R13E, Sec. 3 and 33. Three locations on the American River Ranger District.
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 04/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
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.
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
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/20/2012 
Expected:02/2013
 
02/2013 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.
Last Chance Annosus Pocket Interplant
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:03/2013  04/2013 Kalie Crews
530-367-2224
kcrews@fs.fed.us 
Description: Plant mixed conifer tree species seedlings on approximately 27 acres where excessive tree mortality has been occuring within a white fir dominated stand.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - T15N, R13E, Sec. 31 and 32; T14N, R13E, Sec. 5. Last Chance ridge appoximately 30 miles east of Foresthill.
Mountain Chief Plantation Thinning
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:04/2013  05/2013 Kalie Crews
530-367-2224
kcrews@fs.fed.us 
Description: Thin approximately 243 acres of teh Volcano Fire Plantation that is being attacked, or at risk of attack, by the Western Pine Beetle. Areas with low extensive mortality will be replanted with mixed conifer species.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - T15N, R11E, Section 27, 28, 33, 34. On the Foresthill Divide near Mountain Chief Creek.
OHV Staging Area Construction and Reconstruction in the Sugar Pine Area
EA
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/09/2012 
Expected:02/2013
 
01/2014 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.
Pat Embree Mine Exploration at Sage Hill
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/01/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
08/2013 Kalie Crews
530-367-2224
kcrews@fs.fed.us 
Description: Up to 10 2-inch diameter holes will be drilled within the mining claim near Sage Hill. Exploration will be seasonally limited to protect the flowering and reproduction of threatened and endangered palnt populations on and around the claim.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - T14N, R11E, SE1/4 of Sec. 20. Sage Hill near the town of Michigan Bluff.
Randall Shirt Corner Restoration
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/14/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
04/2013 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 for Snowflower Camp
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:03/2013  03/2013 Kalie Crews
530-367-2224
kcrews@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue expired permit for Snowflower camp water tank and small portion of water distribution lines.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - T17N, R12E, Section 24. Snowflower Camp on the American River Ranger District near Yuba Gap.
Reissue Special Use Permit for Western States Enduance Run and Ride
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:03/2013  03/2013 Kalie Crews
530-367-2224
kcrews@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue SUPs for two recreation events. Western States Endurance Run and Western States Endurance Ride.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. Western States Trail from Squaw Valley to Auburn. This permit covers the segments on National Forest System Land.
Reissue Special Use Permits for Big Reservoir Water System
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:03/2013  03/2013 Kalie Crews
530-367-2224
kcrews@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue special use permits for Big Reservoir Campground water tanks, distribution lines and septic tank.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - T15N, R11E, Section 16. Big Reservoir Campground on the American River Ranger District.
Reissue Special Use Permits to Charles Jones
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:02/2013  02/2013 Kalie Crews
530-367-2224
kcrews@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue two special use permits to Charles Jones. One for an existing waterline and the other for a road use permit.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - T16N, R14E, SW 1/4 of Section 6. Near Cascade Lakes and Devils Peak on the American River Ranger District.
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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
72-Hour Parking Limit on the Public Parking Lot at the OHV Staging Area of Little Truckee Summit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/14/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
01/2013 Jeff Wiley
530-994-3401 x6667
jwiley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Use a Forest Order to establish a 72-hour parking limit on the existing public parking lot at Little Truckee Summit OHV staging area.
Location: UNIT - Sierraville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T.19 N. R. 14 E. Section 14. Little Truckee Summit OHV Staging Area Parking Lot.
Jammer Chair area Riparian, Spring and Aspen Restoration Project
CE
- Watershed management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:07/2013  10/2013 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 .
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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 
Completed  Actual: 12/11/2012  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.
Legacy Trail
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2013 
Expected:08/2013  10/2013 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 02/2013 
Expected:06/2013  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.
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 02/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
10/2013 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
Avalanche Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  On Hold  N/A  N/A Gary Cline
530-478-6290
gcline@fs.fed.us 
Description: Clean-up and piling of avalanche debris and brush; pile disposal; and reforestation on approximately 25 acres
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. Along Rattlesnake Road in the Cisco Grove area.
Bloody Run Sub-Watershed Forest Health Improvement Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Gary Cline
530-478-6290
gcline@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project proposes vegetation management on approx. 851 acres to improve forest health, reduce wildfire risk, and improve wildlife habitat using commericial thinning in approx. 55-year-old natural conifer stands (181 acres) and plantations (670 acres)
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - Township18 North, Range 10 East, sections 21, 22, 23, 26, and 28. Project area located generally northeast of Nevada City and east of Malakoff Diggins State Park.
Burlington OHV Trails Connectivity Project
EA
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:02/2013  06/2013 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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/02/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
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.
Coleman Thinning Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:05/2013  09/2013 Gary Cline
530-478-6290
gcline@fs.fed.us 
Description: Vegetation treatments are proposed on approx. 750 acres to improve forest health, reduce wildfire risk, and improve wildlife habitat in natural conifer stands and existing plantations.
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. South Yuba Watershed in the vicinity of Coleman Springs.
Downieville OHV Trails Connectivity Project
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2012 
Expected:02/2013  06/2013 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 01/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
08/2013 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  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/09/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
08/2013 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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/15/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
08/2013 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.
North Yuba River Visual Corridor Project
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/19/2012 
Expected:07/2013
 
09/2013 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.
PGE Communication Lease
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 08/17/2012  01/2013 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a lease for a comm building and tower on an existing comm site
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T19N,R9E,Sec 18. Above Cal-Ida.
Pacific Crest Trail Realignment - Packer Saddle Area
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/19/2012 
Expected:04/2013
 
07/2013 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.
Pioneer Trail Re-Route
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2013 
Expected:06/2013  07/2013 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Half mile trail reroute near Washington overlook, near Highway 20.
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - T17N,R10E, Section 26, mdm. Near Washington Overlook on Hwy 20, east of Nevada City, Ca.
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.
Sacramento Boy Scouts Organization Camp SUP Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/02/2012 
Expected:07/2013
 
08/2013 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.
Twin Culverts Fish Passage - Cal Ida Mills Road
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:03/2013  07/2013 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.
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