Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2019 to 03/31/2019
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

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)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest,  Austin Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest,  Bridgeport Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest,  Carson Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest,  Ely Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest,  Jarbidge Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest,  Mountain City Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest,  Ruby Mountains Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest,  Santa Rosa Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest,  Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest,  Tonopah Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Amendments to Land Management Plans Regarding Sage-grouse Conservation
EIS
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 11/21/2017
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 06/2018 
Expected:01/2019
 
02/2019 John Shivik
801-625-5667
johnashivik@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service is considering amending its land management plans to address new and evolving issues arising since implementing sage-grouse plans in 2015. This project is in cooperation with the USDI Bureau of Land Management.
Web Link:  https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r4/home/?cid=stelprd3843381
Location: UNIT - Ashley National Forest All Units, Boise National Forest All Units, Bridger-Teton National Forest All Units, Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest All Units, Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest All Units, Dixie National Forest All Units, Fishlake National Forest All Units, Salmon-Challis National Forest All Units, Sawtooth National Forest All Units, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest All Units, Manti-La Sal National Forest All Units, Caribou-Targhee National Forest All Units, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache All Units. STATE - Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming. COUNTY - Jackson, Moffat, Routt, Adams, Blaine, Bonneville, Camas, Caribou, Cassia, Elmore, Fremont, Madison, Beaverhead, Deer Lodge, Churchill, Clark, Elko, Eureka, Humboldt, Lincoln, Nye, Pershing, Washoe, White Pine, Beaver, Box Elder, Cache, Carbon, Daggett, Davis, Duchesne, Emery, Garfield, Grand, Iron, Juab, Kane, Millard, Morgan, Piute, Rich, Salt Lake, San Juan, Sanpete, Sevier, Summit, Tooele, Uintah, Utah, Wasatch, Washington, Wayne, Weber, Platte, Sublette, Teton, Weston, Albany, Campbell, Carbon, Converse, Crook, Laramie, Lincoln, Natrona, Niobrara. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Sagebrush lands in National Forests of Nevada, Utah, southern Idaho, southwest Montana, southwest & south-central Wyoming and northern Colorado.
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Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)  

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Humboldt-Toiyabe Integrated Invasive Plant Treatment Project
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 03/02/2018
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2019 
Expected:12/2019
 
01/2020 James Winfrey
775-355-5308
jwinfrey@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of this analysis is to update current management to provide for integrated and timely management of invasive species, now and in the future, with the goal of promoting healthy and thriving native plant communities across the HTNF.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53031
Location: UNIT - Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest All Units. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Clark, Elko, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, Lincoln, Nye, Washoe, White Pine. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The project addresses invasive plant treatments across the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest lands in the State of Nevada.
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Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Arc Dome Fish Restoration Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 03/15/2018 
Expected:03/2019
 
07/2019 Jim Harvey
775-355-5343
jimharvey@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Nevada Department of Wildlife has proposed to restore Lahontan cutthroat trout (LCT) in two stream systems within the Arc Dome Wilderness. In order to reintroduce LCT, non-native fish will be removed via chemical treatment.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=52997
Location: UNIT - Tonopah Ranger District, Austin Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Upper Reese River and Stewart Creek stream systems in the Arc Dome Wilderness.
Humboldt - Toiyabe NF Wilderness Plans
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Jamie Fields
775-352-1254
jamiefields@fs.fed.us 
Description: Development of Wilderness Management Plans for Santa Rosa - Paradise Peak, Alta Toquima, Arc Dome and Table Mountain Wilderness areas and amendments to Humboldt National Forest LRMP and Toiyabe National Forest LRMP.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=46107
Location: UNIT - Tonopah Ranger District, Austin Ranger District, Santa Rosa Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Humboldt, Lander, Nye. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Santa Rosa - Paradise Peak Wilderness Area on the Santa Rosa Ranger District. Alta Toquima, Arc Dome and Table Mountain Wilderness Areas on the Austin - Tonopah Ranger Districts.
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Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest,   Austin Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Indian Valley Greater Sage-grouse Habitat Improvement Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/10/2017 
Expected:01/2019
 
01/2019 Michael West
775-289-5130
mowest@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to remove pinyon pine and juniper on up to 17,000 acres within the Indian Valley project area. Treatment would be done on foot using chainsaws and other hand tools. No vehicles or mechanized equipment would be operated off
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=52200
Location: UNIT - Austin Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Access to the project is approximately 55 miles south of Austin, NV and 55 miles north of Tonopah, NV on the Reese River %u2013 Cloverdale Road, also marked as Road # 018 on the Austin-Tonopah Visitor Maps.
Reese River Diversion Stabilization Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special area management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Nathan Millet
775-289-5126
nmillet@fs.fed.us 
Description:  This project would replace an existing non-functional diversion structure with a new structure that will function as a diversion for irrigation. The proposal would also close an existing access road that enters the Arc Dome Wilderness.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=34315
Location: UNIT - Austin Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye. LEGAL - SE ¼ Section 34, T12N R40E. Within the Reese River watershed, approximately 9 miles south of Yomba, Nye County, Nevada.
T-Mobile Co-Location
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/24/2018  11/2018 Marnie Bonesteel
775-352-1240
mbonesteel@fs.fed.us 
Description: T-Mobile is proposing to co-locate new wireless communication equipment at an existing communication site on the Austin-Tonopah Ranger District, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. T-Mobile would add (6) new panel antennas.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53426
Location: UNIT - Austin Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Lander. LEGAL - Not Applicable. T18N R44E Section 5.
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Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest,   Bridgeport Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bald Peak Minerals Exploration Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2019 
Expected:07/2019  07/2019 David Risley
760-932-5821
david.risley@usda.gov 
Description: The Proposed Action consists of 11 exploration drill sites, from which each constructed site a core drill will be utilized to drill one to three exploration drill holes. This will be a helicopter supported operation with no new roads constructed.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55213
Location: UNIT - Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Mineral. LEGAL - Activities are proposed in Sections 3, 4, 9, & 17, Township 5 North, Range 27 East, and Sections 9 &10, Township 5 North, Range 27A East; Mount Diablo Base & Meridian . 9 miles East-Northeast of Aurora Townsite; and on the Western flank of Bald Peak .
Bodie Hills Habitat Improvement Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/10/2017 
Expected:01/2019
 
01/2019 Monique Nelson
775-355-5316
moniquelnelson@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will remove conifers from about 4,700 acres of sagebrush ecosystems in the Bodie Hills to improve habitat for the Bi-State sage-grouse.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=52199
Location: UNIT - Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Mineral. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Located on the NV/CA State line about 15 miles NE of Bridgeport, CA.
Bridgeport Southwest Rangeland Project
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/04/2018
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 01/2019 
Expected:09/2019
 
11/2019 Douglas Clarke
775-778-6127
dclarke@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal is to convert 4 sheep allotments into 2 Cattle allotments and authorize cattle grazing in these two allotments.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=49993
Location: UNIT - Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - Not Applicable. approximately 8 miles south of Bridgeport, California.
Bridgeport Warehouse Construction
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Facility management  Completed  Actual: 09/10/2018  01/2019 Jordan Burge
775-352-1243
jburge@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction of a new warehouse adjacent to the existing Forest Service near the intersection of Highway 395 and Buckeye Road, north of Bridgeport, California.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=52481
Location: UNIT - Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - Township 5N, Range 24E, Section 23. Township 5 North, Range 24 East, Section 23.
Pine Grove - Lincoln Gold Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology  Cancelled  N/A  N/A David Risley
760-932-5821
daviderisley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project involves drilling of 5 ground water monitoring wells, 9 condemnation drill holes, 6 geotechnical augur holes, and excavation of 9 test pits to determine soil properties.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=46768
Location: UNIT - Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Lyon. LEGAL - Not Applicable. 15 miles south of Yerington in the Pine Grove Mountains.
Pine Grove Geotechnical Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/05/2018 
Expected:01/2019
 
01/2019 David Risley
760-932-5821
daviderisley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Exploration drilling for locatable minerals in the Wilson Mining District. Activities would include drilling (a)4 groundwater exploration wells(b)9 mineral exploration holes(c)6 geotechnical engineering auger holes(d)11 test pits for soil evaluation.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=52850
Location: UNIT - Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Lyon. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Pine Grove Canyon, located on the eastern flank of the Pine Grove Hills approximately 20 miles south of Yerington, NV.
Pinegrove Communication Site Amendment
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 11/13/2018  11/2018 Marnie Bonesteel
775-352-1240
mbonesteel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction, operation and maintenance of a self-supporting 80-foot lattice tower.
Location: UNIT - Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Lyon. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Approximately 10 miles south of Wellington, NV.
Sierra Trail Dogs 250 Dual Sport
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A David Drake
775-352-1241
ddrake@fs.fed.us 
Description: This is a motorcyle touring type of ride on National Forest System Lands. It will take place on approved motor vehicle routes as identified in the approved Motor Vehicle Use Maps
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=41233
Location: UNIT - Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - California, Nevada. COUNTY - Mono, Lyon, Mineral. routes on the Bridgeport Ranger district.
Swauger Creek Fuels Reduction Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A David Easton
760-932-5804
deaston@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose for this project is to restore stand health, reduce wildfire severity, promote under story regeneration in sage-steppe, mountain shrub, mixed conifer, and aspen communities and imrpove wildlife habitat and help create defensiable space.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=37004
Location: UNIT - Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The Project Area includes National Forest System lands within the Swauger Creek drainage. The project area is approximately 10 miles north of Bridgeport, CA.
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Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest,   Carson Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Arrowcreek Geophysical Testing
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/16/2018  10/2018 Marnie Bonesteel
775-352-1240
mbonesteel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Geophysical testing including 14 test pits approx. 20' length x 20' wide, geothermal test well approximately 5" diameter x 300' deep. Six fault trenches approx. 200' length x 20' wide for preliminary engineering/design for a middle school.
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Washoe. LEGAL - T18N, R19E Sec 24. Southwest Reno, intersection of Thomas Creek Road and Arrowcreek Parkway.
Bordertown to California 120kV Transmission Line
EIS

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
FEIS NOA in Federal Register 06/15/2018 
Expected:01/2019
 
05/2019 Marnie Bonesteel
775-352-1240
mbonesteel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct 120kV transmission line connecting the Bordertown and California substations.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/htnf/bordertownline
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District. STATE - California, Nevada. COUNTY - Sierra, Washoe. LEGAL - T19N R17E Sec 7. T20N R17E Sec 1,2,6,7,11,12,13,14,18,19, 23, 24,25,26,30,31,35,36 T21N R17E Sec 24,25,34,35,36 T19NR18E Sec 7 .T20N R18E Sec 5,6,7,8,17,18,19,20,29,30,31,32 T21NR18E Sec 4,5,6. Appoximately 15 miles west and northwest of Reno, Nevada along the Nevada and California Stateline. North of Interstate 80 near Verdi, Nevada and west of Highway 395 at Bordertown, Nevada.
Leviathan-Loope Rangeland Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 03/27/2015 
Expected:02/2019
 
04/2019 Maureen Easton
775-884-8151
measton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reauthorize grazing on the Leviathan and Campbell-Loope Sheep and Goat allotments and close 3 vacant cattle and horse allotments: Mud Lake, Barber, and Double Springs.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=45038
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District. STATE - California, Nevada. COUNTY - Alpine. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Allotments proposed for re-authorization are located generally in the Monitor Pass area, Alpine County, California. Allotments proposed for closure are located in Douglas County, Nevada.
Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe - Atoma Area Project
EIS

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/19/2018
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2019 
Expected:03/2019
 
06/2019 Marnie Bonesteel
775-352-1240
mbonesteel@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to amend the Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe special use permit to authorize downhill skiing and associated improvements in the Atoma area and construction of a water tank on the westernmost portion of the permit boundary.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=41487
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Washoe. LEGAL - T 17 N R 19 E, Section 18, MDM. Twelve miles north of the intersection of Mt. Rose Highway (Nevada State Route 431) and US 395, immediately north of the Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe base lodge and parking area.
West Carson Habitat Restoration Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/27/2018 
Expected:01/2019
 
02/2019 Sally Champion
775-884-8116
schampion@fs.fed.us 
Description: This proposed action consists of two main activities: Aspen stand restoration, and habitat improvement activities for TES species. Aspen stand restoration would consist of reducing conifer encroachment to increasing aspen regeneration and diversity.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=51746
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Alpine. LEGAL - The legal description is T11N, R18E, Sections 1,12,13, 25-26; T10N, R18E, Sections 1-3,10-14,22-26,35,36; T11N, R19E, Sections 1-23,26-34; T10N, R19E, Sections 1-24,27-32; and T9N, R19E Sections 5. The West Carson Watershed Habitat Restoration Project is located within Alpine County, approximately 3 miles west of Markleeville, California on Highway 88.
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Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest,   Ely Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Cave Mountain Communication Site SmartSky, LLC Ground Lease
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2018 
Expected:01/2019  02/2019 Marnie Bonesteel
775-352-1240
mbonesteel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation of approximately 5'x5' pre-fabricated equipment cabinet to be located on the existing concrete tower pad to provide airplanes with high speed wireless communication service.
Location: UNIT - Ely Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - White Pine. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Cave Mountain Communication Site, approximately 15 miles south west of Ely, Nevada, White Pine County.
Monte Cristo Territory Management Plan pdate
EA
- Grazing management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Amery Sifre
775-289-3031
asifre@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service will update the Monte Cristo Wild Horse and Burro Territory Management Plan to include strategies to maintain the herd into the future at AML and to compliment the BLM's management of the Pancake Wild Horse and Burro Complex.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=38422
Location: UNIT - Ely Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye, White Pine. LEGAL - All National Forest Lands in the White Pine Range in White Pine and Nye County ,Nevada (exlcuding Jakes Wash HMA.). All National Forest Lands in the White Pine Range in White Pine and Nye County ,Nevada (exlcuding Jakes Wash HMA.).
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Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest,   Jarbidge Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Pole Creek Pipeline Extension project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/01/2018 
Expected:02/2019
 
03/2019 Douglas Clarke
775-778-6127
dclarke@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction of new livestock watering pipeline across National Forest System Land. This pipeline would connect 2 existing pipelines.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53948
Location: UNIT - Jarbidge Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Pole Creek Bench.
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Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest,   Mountain City Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
South Sugarloaf Fire Rehabilitation Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 10/12/2018  11/2018 Robin Wignall
775-778-6122
rjwignall@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project includes seeding of approx. 10,000 acres; replacement of approx. 160 miles of burned fences; planting of trees on 10 acres; road maintenance of Forest System Roads impacted by the fire, and repair of damaged livestock water developments.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=54757
Location: UNIT - Mountain City Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Within perimeter of South Sugarloaf Fire.
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Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest,   Ruby Mountains Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Ruby Mountains Oil and Gas Leasing Availability Analysis
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 04/06/2018 
Expected:04/2019
 
04/2019 Jenna Padilla
1-775-778-6129
jennapadilla@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal is to make available for oil and gas leasing approximately 54,000 acres of National Forest System land in the Ruby Mountains.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=52443
Location: UNIT - Ruby Mountains Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Lands proposed run from Lamoille Canyon south to Sherman Creek.
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Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest,   Santa Rosa Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Santa Rosa Fences 2018
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/30/2013 
Expected:12/2018
 
12/2018 Boyd Hatch
775-623-5025 ext 119
bhatch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction of 11 new allotment fences to improve livestock distribution and improve wildlife habitat.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53513
Location: UNIT - Santa Rosa Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Humboldt. LEGAL - Not Applicable. 11 separate locations around the Santa Rosa Ranger District.
Santa Rosa Rangeland Management Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2019 
Expected:10/2019  11/2019 Douglas Clarke
775-778-6127
dclarke@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize livestock grazing on 12 allotments across the Ranger District.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=52282
Location: UNIT - Santa Rosa Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Humboldt. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Lands throughout the Santa Rosa Ranger District.
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Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest,   Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Cold Creek Ponds Treatment Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 07/31/2018  01/2019 Jim Harvey
775-355-5343
jimharvey@fs.fed.us 
Description: NDOW plans to remove goldfish from Cold Creek Pond and two other small ponds using the chemical piscicide rotenone. Removing the goldfish will enhance its potential as a rainbow trout fishery and provide the public with a better angling experience.
Location: UNIT - Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye. LEGAL - Not Applicable. T17 R56 S31.
Lee Canyon EIS
EIS

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 03/23/2017
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 03/2019 
Expected:06/2019
 
07/2019 Jane Schumacher
702-839-5560
jaschumacher@fs.fed.us 
Description: Preparation of EIS to analyze the effects of Phase I of a Master Development Plan for the Lee Canyon Ski Resort.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=50649
Location: UNIT - Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Clark. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Lee Canyon Resort at the terminus of Highway 156 in Lee Canyon, Clark County, Nevada.
Mt. Charleston Wilderness Management Plan
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Special area management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Jane Schumacher
702-839-5560
jaschumacher@fs.fed.us 
Description: FS will prepare a Wilderness Management Plan for the Mt. Charleston Wilderness Area in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=38543
Location: UNIT - Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Clark. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Mt. Charleston Wilderness Area designated by Congress in 1989 and in 2002, including the Carpenter Canyon Research Natural Area and sensitive alpine areas; 56,598 acres.
Potosi Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 12/04/2018 
Expected:01/2019
 
05/2019 Carrie Thaler
702-515-5422
cthaler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed use of prescribed fire and mechanical and hand treatments to reduce hazardous fuels across approximately 700 acres located in and adjacent to wildland urban interface (WUI).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55037
Location: UNIT - Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Clark. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Potosi watershed in Clark County, Nevada on the western side of the Spring Mountains range south and west of Route 160. It lies in the vicinity of the Clark County Parks and Recreation Area, the Potosi Pines Camp, and the Potosi Boy Scout camp.
Restoration and Soil Erosion Control for Harris Springs Area
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/15/2018 
Expected:02/2019
 
03/2019 Corrin Floyd
702-515-5402
corrinfloyd@fs.fed.us 
Description: Following the 2013 Carpenter 1 fire significant watershed damage has occurred in the Harris Springs Watershed. The proposed project would address erosion form monsoonal events in the upper Harris Springs Canyon Watershed.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=54925
Location: UNIT - Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Clark. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The Harris Springs Canyon Watershed (USGS-delineated HUC 6 watershed) is approximately 31,141 acres on the east side of the Spring Mountains range south of Highway 157 (Kyle Canyon Road).
Restoration and Soil Erosion Control for Harris Springs Watershed
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Corrin Floyd
8015929826
corrinfloyd@fs.fed.us 
Description: 2013 Carpenter 1 fire significant watershed damage has occurred in the Harris Springs Watershed resulting from monsoonal events. SMNRA is proposing to use restoration methods to slow runoff, capture and retain sediment and prevent further erosion.
Location: UNIT - Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Clark. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The Harris Springs Canyon Watershed (USGS-delineated HUC 6 watershed) is approximately 31,141 acres on the east side of the Spring Mountains range. The watershed lies South of Highway 157.
Spring Mountains Wild Horse & Burro Complex Project
EA
- Land management planning  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 06/14/2013 
Expected:03/2019
 
04/2019 Jane Schumacher
702-839-5560
jaschumacher@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analyze appropriate managment levels and horse gathers on the Spring Mountains NRA and the Southern NV BLM District.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php?project=40960
Location: UNIT - Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Clark, Nye. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Spring Mountains National Recreation Area.
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Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest,   Tonopah Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Barcelona Minerals Exploration Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/30/2018 
Expected:07/2019
 
09/2019 Gregory Van Oosbree
7754827881
gvanoosbree@fs.fed.us 
Description: Minerals exploration project in the Toquima Range. Seven drill sites on FS administered land
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53245
Location: UNIT - Tonopah Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye. LEGAL - Not Applicable. upper parts of Antone Creek Canyon and Silver Creek in the southern Toquima range.
Danbo Exploration Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/17/2018 
Expected:07/2019
 
09/2019 Gregory Van Oosbree
7754827881
gvanoosbree@fs.fed.us 
Description: Exploration drilling project, 8 proposed drill holes all on existing disturbance, no new road construction, widening or maintenance proposed.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53651
Location: UNIT - Tonopah Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Southern Monitor Range near Hunts Canyon.
Keystone Jumbo
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 11/28/2018  12/2018 Gregory Van Oosbree
7754827881
gvanoosbree@fs.fed.us 
Description: Exploration project near the Keystone and Jumbo Pits adjacent to Manhattan NV. A total of 29 proposed exploration drill holes, up to 3 holes drilled per site. A total of 1.44 acres of proposed disturbance. No new road construction or maintenance
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53507
Location: UNIT - Tonopah Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Southern Toquima Range 2-3 miles south of Manhattan NV Township 8 North Range 44 East in Sections 28, 29, 32 and 33, Mount Diablo Base and Meridian, Nye County.
Longstreet 2018 Exploration Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2019 
Expected:06/2019  08/2019 John Powell
775-289-5125
johndpowell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Exploration drilling program in the southern Monitor Range includes installation of 1 water production well, 4 groundwater monitoring wells, 4 geotechnical borings and 12 exploration drill holes. One acre of total disturbance is anticipated.
Location: UNIT - Tonopah Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Southern Monitor range in Windy Canyon, 28 miles east of Tonopah NV.
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