Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2013 to 06/30/2013
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 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 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
Camp Richardson Resort Campgrounds and Vehicle Circulation BMP Retrofit EA
EA
- Facility management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/13/2013 
Expected:06/2013
Actual: 06/14/2012 
08/2013 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.
Fallen Leaf Lake Trail ATM
EA
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/12/2012 
Expected:06/2013
 
08/2013 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 2013 Summer Project
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/23/2013 
Expected:03/2013
 
04/2013 Jonathan Fisher
530-543-2741
jcfisher@fs.fed.us 
Description: Additional summer uses in the Adventure Peak area at the top of the Gondola such as a new climbing wall, ziplines, canopy tour, adventure course and aerial challenge park are proposed by Heavenly Mountain Resort.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40650
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - California, Nevada. COUNTY - El Dorado, Douglas. Heavenly Mountain Resort near South Lake Tahoe, CA.
Historic Facilities BMP Retrofit
EA
- Facility management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/05/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2013 
Expected:09/2013
 
06/2014 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.
Implementation of the Washoe County Erosion Control Project FairviewlFairway Phase Ill Special Use
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 03/27/2013  05/2013 Brian Hansen
530-543-2870
bchansen@fs.fed.us 
Description: To issue a Special Use Permit to Washoe Co. for FairviewlFairway Phase Ill Erosion Control Project .
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Washoe. Washoe County, Nevada.
Incline Fuels Reduction and Healthy Forest Restoration Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/07/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
05/2014 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
- Watershed management
- Facility management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Notice of Initiation 04/2013 
Expected:11/2013  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.
Meeks Creek Watershed Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/22/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
07/2014 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
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
07/2013 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 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/30/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
04/2013 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:07/2013
 
12/2013 Jonathan Fisher
530-543-2741
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:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 06/01/2012
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 03/2013 
Expected:09/2013
 
09/2013 Denise Downie
530-543-2683
dedownie@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 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/12/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2013 
Expected:10/2013
 
06/2014 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
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/10/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
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
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
08/2013 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.
Upper Echo Lake Fuels Reduction Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 11/15/2012  09/2013 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.
William Kent Campground BMP Retrofit and Administrative Site Redevelopment
EA
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
Completed  Actual: 02/04/2013  05/2014 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.
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