Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2013 to 09/30/2013
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.
Far West Nordic Ski Education Association 5 Year Recreation Event Permit Reissuance
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2013 
Expected:10/2013  12/2013 Hillary Santana
530-543-2690
hsantana@fs.fed.us 
Description: Permit will authorize Far West Nordic Ski Education to conduct a 1-day xc ski and snowshoe race (max. 300 participants) on NFS lands for 5 years. Race is over snow with required snow depth of 12 inches; no ground disturbing activity authorized.
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - Sec. 8, 13, 17, 18,23, 24, 26, 35, T. 16 N., R. 17 E., MT. DIABLO MERIDIAN. This permit covers 6.6 miles of National Forest System (NFS) Road 73 (Fiberboard Freeway) near Brockway Summit.
Heavenly 2013 Summer Project
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 04/12/2013  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:
Notice of Initiation 09/05/2012
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 07/2013 
Expected:02/2014
 
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. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Tallac Historic Site, Kiva Beach.
Homewood Mountain Resort 20 Year Ski Slope Permit Reissuance
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/31/2013
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2013 
Expected:09/2013
 
10/2013 Jonathan Fisher
530-543-2741
jcfisher@fs.fed.us 
Description: Permit will authorize operation and maintenance of the ski runs known as Main Cirque, 55 Chutes, Wally's Folly, The Shoulder, Third Creek, and Nooncester Traverse.
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - SE1/4SE1/4 Sec. 11, T. 14 N., R. 16 E., MT. DIABLO MERIDIAN, SW1/4SW1/4 Sec. 12, T. 14 N., R. 16 E., MT. DIABLO MERIDIAN. This permit covers 204 acres of NFS land adjacent to private land owned by Homewood Village Resorts, LLC. This area is also known as the Quail Lake Parcel.
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 
In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 06/14/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 09/2013 
Expected:02/2014
 
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 
Completed  Actual: 05/20/2013  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  Completed  Actual: 06/19/2013  07/2013 Barbara Shanley
530-543-2657
bshanley@fs.fed.us 
Description: SUP to install erosion control practices on FS urban lots.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=28700
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 08/2013 
Expected:09/2013
 
05/2014 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 08/2013 
Expected:11/2013
 
01/2014 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 07/2013 
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.
Zephyr Point Lookout Relocation
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Heritage resource management  Developing Proposal
Est. Notice of Initiation 07/2013 
Expected:07/2014  09/2014
530-543-2671
jmaher@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocation and Restoration of the historic Zephyr Point Lookout from its current location in Zephyr heights to White Hill peak above Spooner Summit
Location: UNIT - Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The current location of the Lookout is at the top of Zephyr Heights above Zephyr Cove Resort. The new location would be above the Forest Service Spooner Guard Station on top of White Hill.
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This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.