Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2019 to 09/30/2019
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,  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:07/2019
 
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.
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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
Big Springs Gold 2018 Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/08/2019 
Expected:06/2019
 
08/2019 Gregory Van Oosbree
7754827881
gvanoosbree@fs.fed.us 
Description: Exploration Project in the Paradise Range. This project replaces the previously authorized Big Springs Gold Plan of Operations which expired prior to project implementation. 17 constructed drill sites, temporary road, overland travel for access
Location: UNIT - Austin Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Nye. LEGAL - T13N 37E and 38E Section 13,18 T13N 38E Section 19. Northern Paradise Range, Northeast of Gabbs, NV.
Indian Valley Greater Sage-grouse Habitat Improvement Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/10/2017 
Expected:08/2019
 
08/2019 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.
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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

           *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 02/28/2019 
Expected:08/2019
 
09/2019 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:08/2019
 
08/2019 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

           *UPDATED*
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 06/21/2019 
Expected:12/2019
 
02/2020 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.
Fiber Optic Service to North Bridgeport Communication Site
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/17/2019 
Expected:07/2019
 
08/2019 Marnie Bonesteel
775-352-1240
mbonesteel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation of 430 feet buried fiber optic cable 36" deep within a 10' wide right of way from existing fiber optic vault on Highway 395 to existing powerline pole. Approx. 1 mile aerial cable on existing poles to North Bridgeport Communication Site.
Location: UNIT - Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - Sec 23, T5N R24E. Approximately 3.5 miles northwest of Bridgeport, CA. Highway 395 near mile post 80.594 and Forest Road 32017 (Buckeye Road).
Highway 395/Buckeye Road Fiber Optic/Copper Reroute
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/17/2019 
Expected:07/2019
 
08/2019 Marnie Bonesteel
775-352-1240
mbonesteel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize Frontier California, Inc to bury approximately 478 feet of fiber optic cable/copper telephone into a PVC conduit, 2ft wide, 3ft. deep within a 10 foot wide right of way. Two 4ft. x 4ft. bore pits would facilitate boring the conduit.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55876
Location: UNIT - Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - Sec. 23, T. 5 N., R. 24 E., Mt. Diablo Principle Meridian. Highway 395 (mile post 80.6), approximately 4 miles northwest of Bridgeport California near the intersection of FDR 32017 (Buckeye Road), and FDR 32026 (Bridgeport Ranger District Admin Site).
Marietta T-4 West Minerals Exploration Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2019 
Expected:06/2019  08/2019 David Risley
760-932-5821
daviderisley@fs.fed.us 
Description: drilling
Location: UNIT - Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - Not Applicable. CCCCCCC.
Pine Grove Geotechnical Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/05/2018 
Expected:03/2019
 
03/2019 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.
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
Bordertown to California 120kV Transmission Line
EIS

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/14/2019  08/2020 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.
Carson city Paleoearthquake Study
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 03/11/2019  06/2019 David Risley
760-932-5821
daviderisley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Excavation of two trenches as part of research conducted by the university of Reno, Nevada to study earthquakes in Western Nevada.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55536
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Northern Douglas County.
Leviathan-Loope Rangeland Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 03/27/2015 
Expected:08/2019
 
09/2019 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
- Special use management  In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 02/13/2019 
Expected:06/2019
 
05/2020 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.
Truckee Meadows Water Authority Equalizing Tanks
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/03/2019 
Expected:08/2019
 
09/2019 Marnie Bonesteel
775-352-1240
mbonesteel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction, operation and maintenance of two 300,000 gallon water tanks, approximately 47ft. diameter x 26ft. in height. Approximately 15ft. x 20ft. control building, water lines and electrical service. Road improvements to Forest Road 41666.
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Washoe. LEGAL - T20N R18E Sec 3 Mt. Diablo Meridian. Approximately 17 miles north of Reno, Nevada of Forest Service Road 41666 at Red Metal off-highway vehicle trailhead.
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:06/2019
 
07/2019 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

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/13/2019  07/2019 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,   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
2019 Newcrest Mineral Exploration
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 06/27/2019  08/2019 Jenna Padilla
1-775-778-6129
comments-intermtn-humboldt-toiyabe-mtncity@fs.fed.us 
Description: Newcrest Resources Inc. proposes to conduct a one year exploration drilling program which would include construction of 15 drill sites adjacent to Jarbidge, NV. No road or other exploration construction is proposed.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55885
Location: UNIT - Mountain City Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Adjacent to the town of Jarbidge, Nevada in all or portions of Sections 15-20, 21, 22, and 29-31 Township 46 North, Range 58 East (T46N, R58E), Mount Diablo Base and Meridian, Elko County, Nevada.
California Creek Powerline Project
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/29/2019 
Expected:05/2019
 
06/2019 Wendy Markham
775-623-5025 ext. 112
wmarkham@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction of approximately 1 mile over powerline ( both underground and overhead) to provide power to private land inholdings. This new line will replace an overhead line that was burned in the Brown's Gulch wildland fire.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55796
Location: UNIT - Mountain City Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. LEGAL - Not Applicable. 1 mile south of Mountain City, Nevada.
Ruby Lake Estates Hazardous Fuels Reduction
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/11/2019 
Expected:06/2019
 
07/2019 Kevin Thissell
775-778-6145
kthissell@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project consists of hand cutting all Phase I Pinyon and Juniper (P/J), Thinning/Piling/Burning of Phase II and III P/J.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55858
Location: UNIT - Mountain City Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. LEGAL - Not Applicable. East side of Ruby Mountains, Harrison Pass Road (County Road 718) dissects the project area. Ruby Valley Road (County Road 788 boarders the east side of the project area.
Ruby Mountains Oil and Gas Leasing Availability Analysis
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 05/07/2019  05/2019 Joshua Nicholes
775-778-6109
joshua.nicholes@usda.gov 
Description: Proposal is to analyze approximately 54,000 acres of National Forest System land in the Ruby Mountains for oil and gas leasing availability.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=52443
Location: UNIT - Mountain City Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Lands proposed run from Lamoille Canyon south to Sherman Creek.
Shantytown Telephone/Powerline Relocation Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/30/2019  06/2019 Wendy Markham
775-623-5025 ext. 112
wmarkham@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction of a new telephone/powerline, approximately 800 feet in length to provide continued service to the residences in Shantytown.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55924
Location: UNIT - Mountain City Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Shantytown on east side of Ruby Mountains.
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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
Boy Scout Camp Rebuild
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special area management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/10/2019 
Expected:09/2019
 
10/2019 Jeremy Evans
775-752-1705
jeremy.w.evans@usda.gov 
Description: This project is being proposed to rebuild burned structures and infrastructure that was damaged or burned down during the Range Two Fire in 2018. Including lodge and A-Frame cabins.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56166
Location: UNIT - Ruby Mountains Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Lamoille Canyon.
Scanland Cabin Rebuild
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/10/2019 
Expected:08/2019
 
08/2019 Jeremy Evans
775-752-1705
jeremy.w.evans@usda.gov 
Description: Clean up the fire debris in early May, 2019 (following the USFS site visit/approval) and be working on the foundation in May and June. We would begin building the cabin kit in August and have it weather-tight by October.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56165
Location: UNIT - Ruby Mountains Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Lamoille Canyon Recreation Cabins across from Thomas Canyon Campground.
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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
National Exploration Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 05/11/2019 
Expected:09/2019
 
09/2019 Jenna Padilla
1-775-778-6129
jenna.padilla@usda.gov 
Description: National Gold Mining Corporation proposes to conduct a ten year exploration drilling program on Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and private lands located in the historic National Mining District, Santa Rosa Mountain Range, Nevada.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55914
Location: UNIT - Santa Rosa Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Humboldt. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The Project is located in T. 46 N., R. 39 E., sections 27, 28, 33, and 34, Mount Diablo Base and Meridian (MDB&M), Humboldt County, Nevada.
Santa Rosa Rangeland Management Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/12/2019
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 08/2019 
Expected:04/2020
 
06/2020 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
Lee Canyon EIS
EIS

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 03/23/2017
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 06/2019 
Expected:08/2019
 
08/2019 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  On Hold  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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 12/04/2018 
Expected:04/2019
 
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

           *UPDATED*
- Watershed management  Completed  Actual: 03/28/2019  04/2019 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).
Spring Mountains Wild Horse & Burro Complex Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Land management planning  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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
- 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
- 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.
Longstreet 2018 Exploration Project
CE
- 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53528
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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