Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2011 to 06/30/2011
Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.
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Projects Occurring Nationwide
Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)

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

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/19/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 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:
NOI in Federal Register 08/27/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 Glen Stein
208-869-5405
gstein@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service will prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement for the continued nationwide aerial application of fire retardant on National Forest System lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/retardant/index.html
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
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Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Sierra Nevada Forest Plan Amendment (SNFPA)
EIS
- Land management planning  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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Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)  

R5 - Pacific Southwest Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Access and Travel Management (ATM) planning for Angora/Twin Peaks Road Project Area EA.
EA
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/29/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
07/2011 Michael Gabor
530-543-2642
mgabor@fs.fed.us 
Description: Road decommissioning and upgrades for the protection of natural resources, water quality, improve safety, while providing access to national forest land.
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. South Shore Lake Tahoe Basin, El Dorado County, California.
Bijou Erosion Control Project
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/01/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
06/2012 Genevieve Villemaire
530-543-2783
gvillemaire@fs.fed.us 
Description: SUP to install erosion control practices on FS urban lots.
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. South Lake Tahoe.
Camp Richardson Resort Cabin Rehabilitation
CE
- Facility management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jonathan Fisher
909-382-2771
jcfisher@fs.fed.us 
Description: Rehabilitation of 9 historic cabins to modern safety and code standards. Work will include minor cabin expansion following secretary of interior guidelines for rehabilitation of historic structures.
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. South Lake Tahoe California.
Camp Richardson Resort Campgrounds and Vehicle Circulation BMP Retrofit EA
EA
- Facility management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/13/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
08/2011 Daniel Cressy
530-543-2857
dcressy@fs.fed.us 
Description: An EA associated with proposed water quality, safety, utility and accessibility retrofits and vehicle circulation for campground areas and parking areas within the resort.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=11267
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. South Shore Lake Tahoe, CA.
Carnelian Fuels Reduction and Healthy Forest Restoration Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/17/2010
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
08/2011 Denise Downie
530-543-2683
dedownie@fs.fed.us 
Description: Combination of mechanical, hand, and prescribed burning treatments to reduce surface fuels and conifer density within the WUI surrounding communities of Cedar Flat, Carnelian Bay, Tahoe Vista, and Kings Beach.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=26267
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - Township 16 N. Range 17 E. Sections 8,9,10,16,17,18,19,20, and 21; T 17N. R 6E. Sections 1,2,5 and 6. Project area surrounds communities along the north shore of Lake Tahoe including Cedar Flat, Carnelian Bay, Tahoe Vista, and Kings Beach within the WUI.
Cold Creek SEZ Restoration
CE
- Watershed management  Completed  Actual: 01/24/2011  06/2011 Genevieve Villemaire
530-543-2783
gvillemaire@fs.fed.us 
Description: Cold Creek Filter Plant is located on the north side of Cold Creek just east of Pioneer Trail. The project will restore slopes and enhance SEZ while stabilizing the site.
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. City of South Lake Tahoe, orth side of Cold Creek just east of Pioneer Trail.
Echoview 2 Erosion Control Project
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/01/2009 
Expected:02/2011
 
05/2011 Barbara Shanley
530-543-2657
bshanley@fs.fed.us 
Description: SUP to install erosion control practices on FS urban lots.
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. El Dorado County.
Fallen Leaf Lake Trail ATM
EA
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:05/2012  06/2012 Jacob Quinn
530-543-2609
jmquinn@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will redevelop the trail systems within the project boundaries in order to establish a sustainable trail system that meets current and future needs.
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. Fallen Leaf Lake.
Heavenly Mountain Resort 2011 Capital Projects
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011  06/2011 Jonathan Fisher
909-382-2771
jcfisher@fs.fed.us 
Description: Continued implementation of Heavenly's Master Development Plan.Projects include tree removal for run widening, trail and access improvements, Kids Adventure Zone at Adventure Peak, and replacement of ski school facilities at the top of the Gondola.
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - California, Nevada. COUNTY - El Dorado, Douglas. Heavenly Mountain Resort, South Lake Tahoe California and Stateline Nevada.
Historic Facilities BMP Retrofit
CE
- Facility management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2011 
Expected:07/2011  05/2012 Ashley Sommer
530-543-2615
asommer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Water quality BMP installation at the Tallac Historic Site (inc. Kiva Beach), the Newhall House at Skunk Harbor, Meiss Cabin and Old Mill.
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - California, Nevada. COUNTY - El Dorado, Placer, Carson City (city). Tallac Historic Site, Kiva Beach, Skunk Harbor and Meiss.
Incline Fuels Reduction and Healthy Forest Restoration Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:07/2011  10/2011 Paul Guarnaccia
530-543-2898
pguarnaccia@fs.fed.us 
Description: Vegetation and fuels treatments within the wildland urban interface directly adjacent to the community of Incline Village in Nevada. Treatments include a combination of tree thinning, biomass removal, prescribed burning, chipping, and mastication.
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Washoe. National Forest Lands in the Wildland Urban Interface surrounding the community of Incline Village in Washoe County Nevada.
Incline Village Hybrid BMP Retrofit for a Primary Roadway
CE
- Watershed management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2011 
Expected:06/2011  09/2011 Genevieve Villemaire
530-543-2783
gvillemaire@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project is located in Incline Village. This project proposes to retrofit the existing EIP project with several offline bioretention basins constructed in the in the Washoe County ROW.
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Washoe. Incline Village along 2,500 feet of Village Blvd between Harold Dr. and 200 feet below Peepsight Circle.
Luther Rock Peregrine Falcon Nesting Area Closure
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  On Hold  N/A  N/A Victor Lyon
530-543-2749
vlyon@fs.fed.us 
Description: Closure of part of Luther Rock climbing area to climbing for peregrine falcon nesting and fledging from April 1 to September 30, 2010
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - Echo Lake Quad, T11N R18E Sec. 17, NE , UTM 4299220N 760205E (NAD83). Luther Rock climbing area, on the eastern wall of Christmas Valley, overlooking Highway 89 and opposite Hawley Grade.
Meeks Bay Resort BMP Retrofit
CE
- Facility management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/02/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
08/2011 Ashley Sommer
530-543-2615
asommer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Implement water quality BMP's at the resort
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. Meeks Bay Resort.
Meeks Creek Watershed Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/30/2009 
Expected:07/2011
 
08/2011 Sarah Muskopf
530-543-2835
smuskopf@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restoration of Meeks Meadow ecosystem through Lodgepole pine encroachment removal, prescribed burning and debris removal.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=27539
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. The Meeks Creek Watershed is located on the western shore of Lake Tahoe .
Montgomery Estates (Area 1) Erosion Control Project
CE
- Special area management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/01/2009 
Expected:02/2011
 
04/2011 Barbara Shanley
530-543-2657
bshanley@fs.fed.us 
Description: SUP to install erosion control practices on FS urban lots.
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. El Dorado County.
Montgomery Estates (Area 2) Erosion Control Project
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/01/2009 
Expected:02/2011
 
04/2011 Barbara Shanley
530-543-2657
bshanley@fs.fed.us 
Description: SUP to install erosion control practices on FS urban lots.
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. El Dorado County.
Nevada Stateline to Stateline Bike Path - South Demonstration Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/12/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 Garrett Villanueva
(530)543-2762
gvillanueva@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would allow construction and maintenance of a 10-foot-wide paved path with 2-foot shoulders on both sides across National Forest System land between Roundhill pines and the NV/CA border at Stateline, NV.
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Douglas. Lake Parkway in Stateline, NV to Round Hill Pines Resort.
North Shore Commercial Outfitter-Guide Special Use Permit Extension
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2010 
Expected:07/2011
 
08/2011 Jonathan Fisher
909-382-2771
jcfisher@fs.fed.us 
Description: To reissue special use permit TAH405001 for 10 years.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=26831
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. North Shore, Lake Tahoe.
Plan Revision for Lake Tahoe Basin
EIS
- Land management planning  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 03/19/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 10/2010 
Expected:07/2011
 
10/2011 Bob King
530-543-2619
bking@fs.fed.us 
Description: Preparation of a revised land management plan (forest plan) and will also prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for this revised plan.
Web Link:  http://fs.usda.gov/ltbmu
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - California, Nevada. COUNTY - Alpine, El Dorado, Placer, Douglas, Washoe, Carson City (city). Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit.
Restoration of Fire Adapted Ecosystems
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2011 
Expected:07/2011  08/2011 Sarah Muskopf
530-543-2835
smuskopf@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project intends to use hand thinning and prescribed fire to restore priority meadows to reduce conifer encroachment, improve native riparian/wetland plant abundance and vigor, and improve habitat for native riparian dependant species.
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - California, Nevada. COUNTY - El Dorado, Placer, Douglas, Carson City (city). Multiple locations throughout El Dorado and Placer Counties, California; and Carson City and Douglas,.
Sierra Pacific Power line Upgrade
EIS
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 02/2011 
Expected:04/2012  06/2013 Robert Rodman Jr
530-543-2613
rrodmanjr@fs.fed.us 
Description: Rebuild existing power lines from Truckee to Kings Beach and Kings Beach to Tahoe City. Including an upgrade in capacity from 60kV to 120kV. Relocate most of Kings Beach to Tahoe City line.
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. North of Tahoe City along Fiberboard Hwy and Hwy 267 corridor from Kings Beach to Truckee.
Sierra Tract 4 Erosion Control Project
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/01/2009 
Expected:02/2011
 
04/2011 Genevieve Villemaire
530-543-2783
gvillemaire@fs.fed.us 
Description: SUP to install erosion control practices on FS urban lots.
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. South Lake Tahoe.
South Shore Fuels Reduction and Healthy Forest Restoration Project
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/10/2009
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
08/2011 Duncan Leao
530-543-2660
dleao@fs.fed.us 
Description: Vegetation and fuels treatment in urban defense zones.Treatments may include thinning of live trees and brush, chipping, mastication, pilling and prescribed burning.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=15571
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. Emerald Bay to Stateline Nevada.
South Tahoe Greenway Multi-Use Trail
EIS
- Recreation management  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 11/29/2006
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 03/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 Garrett Villanueva
(530)543-2762
gvillanueva@fs.fed.us 
Description: The South Tahoe Greenway Multi-Use Trail is a 9.4 mile Class I or better trail linking Meyers, CA to Stateline, NV generally following the recinded US Highway 50 ROW corridor.
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - The trail would originate in T12N, R18E Section 29 passing generally north, northeast for 9.4 miles and ending in T13N, R18E S27. The trail is proposed to go from Meyers, CA to Stateline, NV through the City of South Lake Tahoe.
Upper Echo Lake Fuels Reduction Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2011 
Expected:07/2011  08/2011 Ivy Kostick
530-543-2668
ikostick@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fuels reduction treatments using hand thinning and pile burning around the Upper Echo Lake Recreation Residence Tract. Fuels reduction treatments would take place on approximately 100 acres and within 300' feet of cabins.
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. Project area is within the South Shore of Lake Tahoe adjacent to Upper Echo Lakes Recreation Residence Tract.
Upper Truckee River Channel and Floodplain Restoration
EA
- Watershed management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/14/2008
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
06/2012 Theresa Loupe
530-543-2788
tloupe@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Sunset Reach of the Upper Truckee River is planned for restoration activities to improve the natural geomorphic function of the channel by raising the bed elevation and reducing channel size.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=25271
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. Reaches 5&6 of the Upper Truckee River in the Sunset Stables area near the South Lake Tahoe Airport.
William Kent Campground BMP Retrofit and Administrative Site Redevelopment
EA
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/26/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2011 
Expected:02/2012
 
05/2012 Ashley Sommer
530-543-2615
asommer@fs.fed.us 
Description: BMP retrofit of campground and day use beach site. Redevelopment of administrative site to include a fire station, employee offices and public information center.
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. William Kent Campgrond, day use beach site and adminisrative site.
Zephyr Cove Corral Upgrade
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/16/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 Sue Norman
530-543-2662
snorman@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would determine whether and how the existing Zephyr Cove Corral facility and trails should be upgraded to bring the facility into water quality compliance.
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Douglas. Douglas County, NV.
Zephyr Cove Resort Pier Rehab and Maintenance
CE
- Special area management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:03/2012  07/2012 Jonathan Fisher
909-382-2771
jcfisher@fs.fed.us 
Description: Repair, rehab and replace parts of the existing pier in kind as necessary. The footprint will remain the same.
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - T19N R18E, section 10. Zephyr Cove Resort is located on the east shore of Lake Tahoe, app. 4 miles north of Stateline, NV.
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This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.