Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2012 to 03/31/2012
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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/19/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2011 
Expected:03/2012
 
01/2013 Noel Schneeberger
610-557-4121
nschneeberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: The USDA Forest Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are analyzing a range of strategies for controlling gypsy moth damage to forests and trees in the United States.
Web Link:  http://www.na.fs.fed.us/wv/eis/
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/25/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
12/2011 Larry Hayden
202-205-1559
lhayden@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Department of Agriculture proposes to promulgate a new planning rule, which will set out the process for development, revision, and amendment of National Forest System land management plans.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/planningrule
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Agency-wide Rule.
Nationwide Aerial Application of Fire Retardant on National Forest System Lands.
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/13/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 Glen Stein
208-869-5405
gstein@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service will prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement for the continued nationwide aerial application of fire retardant on National Forest System lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/retardant/index.html
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
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Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
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
Bijou Erosion Control Project
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/01/2009 
Expected:02/2012
 
05/2012 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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/08/2011 
Expected:02/2012
 
05/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
10/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Echoview 2 Erosion Control Project
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/01/2009 
Expected:01/2012
 
05/2012 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 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/23/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2012 
Expected:06/2013
 
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 2012 Capital Improvement Projects
EA
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:05/2012  06/2012 Jonathan Fisher
909-382-2771
jcfisher@fs.fed.us 
Description: Continued implementation of the 2007 Master Plan Amendment projects. Projects include ski and snowboard related lift and trail improvements as well as guest activities and facility improvements at the top of the Gondola.
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - California, Nevada. COUNTY - Alpine, El Dorado, Douglas. Heavenly Mountain Resort, California and Nevada.
Historic Facilities BMP Retrofit
EA
- Facility management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:08/2012  06/2013 Ashley Sommer
530-543-2615
asommer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Water quality BMP installation at the Tallac Historic Site (inc. Kiva Beach).
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. Tallac Historic Site, Kiva Beach.
Incline Fuels Reduction and Healthy Forest Restoration Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/26/2011 
Expected:04/2012
 
09/2012 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34468
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 Lake Dam Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management
- Facility management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2012 
Expected:09/2013  06/2015 Matt Dickinson
530-543-2769
mattdickinson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The goal of this project is to improve public safety and provide a sustainable hydrologic system. The proposed action is still being developed.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37551
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Washoe. This project is located off of State Route 431 in Washoe County, Nevada. The reservoir and dams are situated on Assessor Parcel Number 048-041-15, at an elevation of approximately 8,317 feet.
Issuance of California Alpine Club Special Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/27/2011  11/2011 Lori Allessio
530-543-2690
lallessio@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a new 10-year permit to the California Alpine Club to maintain and operate the existing Lodge and associated facilities. No changes are proposed with continued use of the facilities.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37396
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. Johnson Pass Road at Echo Summit on the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU).
Luther Rock Peregrine Falcon Nesting Area Closure
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Richard Vacirca
530-543-2768
rvacirca@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 ¼, UTM 4299220N 760205E (NAD83). Luther Rock climbing area, on the eastern wall of Christmas Valley, overlooking Highway 89 and opposite Hawley Grade.
Meeks Bay Highway BMPs
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Facility management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:02/2012  08/2012 Ashley Sommer
530-543-2615
asommer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Visual and sound screening of Meeks Bay Campground and Meeks Bay Resort from Highway 89, as well as water quality BMPs along the highway and at the Desolation Wilderness trailhead.
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. The project area is located on Lake Tahoe’s western shore, about 15 miles north of South Lake Tahoe, and about 2 miles south of Tahoma. The project involves approximately 0.8 miles of Forest Service l.
Meeks Creek Watershed Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/30/2009 
Expected:01/2012
 
06/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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 2) Erosion Control Project
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/01/2009 
Expected:02/2012
 
06/2012 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 Bikeway North Demonstration Project
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2011 
Expected:05/2012  06/2012 Garrett Villanueva
(530)543-2762
gvillanueva@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a Special Use Permit for construction and maintenance of Class 1 paved multi use trail that crosses approximately 800 feet of National Forest System lands.
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Washoe. The project site is located in Nevada on the east shore of Lake Tahoe, between Incline Village and the Sand Harbor unit of Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park.
North Shore Commercial Outfitter-Guide Special Use Permit Extension
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2010 
Expected:01/2012
 
02/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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 10/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
03/2013 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
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2012 
Expected:07/2012  09/2012 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,.
Revised South Tahoe Greenway Shared-Use Trail Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/01/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
05/2012 Garrett Villanueva
(530)543-2762
gvillanueva@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project consists of approximately 3.9 miles of Class 1 or better trail linking Sierra Tract with Van Sickle Bi-State Park. Approximately .26 miles are on National Forest System land.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=18072
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. The trail is proposed to go from Sierra Tract to Van Sickle Bi-State Park through the City of South Lake Tahoe.
Sierra Pacific Power line Upgrade
EA
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:01/2013  09/2013 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:02/2012
 
04/2012 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.
South Shore Fuels Reduction and Healthy Forest Restoration Project
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 09/28/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
04/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.php?project=15571
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. Emerald Bay to Stateline Nevada.
Upper Echo Lake Fuels Reduction Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/15/2011 
Expected:02/2012
 
07/2012 Brian Garrett
530-543-2617
bdgarrett@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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/22/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
06/2013 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/nepa_project_exp.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 02/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
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 Resort Pier Rehab and Maintenance
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/16/2011 
Expected:03/2012
 
07/2012 Anjanette Hoefer
530-543-2822
ahoefer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace the existing pier in kind as necessary. The footprint will remain the same. Connected actions include replacing the abutment on shore.
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.