Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2019 to 12/31/2019
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

           *UPDATED*
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 08/02/2019 
Expected:12/2019
 
12/2019 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, 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, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming. COUNTY - Jackson, Moffat, Routt, Adams, Blaine, Bonneville, Camas, Caribou, Cassia, Elmore, Fremont, Madison, 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

           *UPDATED*
- 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:02/2020
 
04/2020 James Winfrey
775-355-5308
james.winfrey@usda.gov 
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:04/2020
 
04/2020 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.
Communication Site Permit Renewals
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/23/2019 
Expected:10/2019
 
10/2019 Nicholas DiGiacco
603-466-2713
ntdigiacco@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to renew 33 expired authorizations for existing communication uses. There are no proposed physical changes to the improvements or any associated ground disturbance with the proposed renewal of the authorizations.
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District, Tonopah Ranger District, Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, Mountain City Ranger District, Ely Ranger District, Bridgeport Ranger District, Austin Ranger District, Santa Rosa Ranger District. STATE - California, Nevada. COUNTY - Alpine, Clark, Elko, Humboldt, Lander, Nye, Washoe, White Pine. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Bald Mtn, Bunker Hill, Austin, Slide Mtn, Chimney, Peavine Peak, Hawkins Peak, Currant Summit, Cave Mtn, Troy Canyon, Jacks Peak, Angel Peak, Mt.Potosi,Mtn.Springs, Shoshone, Sheep Canyon, White Caps.
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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

           *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/08/2019 
Expected:09/2019
 
10/2019 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:10/2019
 
11/2019 Lance Brown
775-964-2671
lance.brown@usda.gov 
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:02/2020
 
03/2020 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:10/2019
 
05/2020 Anne Orlando
7609325853
anne.orlando@usda.gov 
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 RD Water and Septic System Installation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Facility management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Marnie Bonesteel
775-352-1240
mbonesteel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation of new water treatment facilities including water lines, a septic tank and drain field.
Location: UNIT - Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Bridgeport Ranger District Administrative Site - Housing Compound.
Bridgeport Southwest Rangeland Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 07/06/2019 
Expected:12/2019
 
02/2020 Douglas Clarke
(775) 778-6127
douglas.clarke@usda.gov 
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

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 08/09/2019  08/2019 Marnie Bonesteel
775-352-1240
marnie.bonesteel@usda.gov 
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

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/17/2019  10/2019 Marnie Bonesteel
775-352-1240
marnie.bonesteel@usda.gov 
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

           *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/06/2019 
Expected:10/2019
 
11/2019 David Risley
760-932-5821
david.risley@usda.gov 
Description: proposal is to conduct exploration drilling for locatable minerals from 6 constructed drill sites . Total project disturbance is estimated at 0.5 acres. Activities, includi
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55957
Location: UNIT - Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The southern flanks of the Excelsior Mountains, Mineral County, NV.
OceanaGold Spring Peak Exploration Drilling Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/07/2019 
Expected:10/2019
 
11/2019 David Risley
760-932-5821
david.risley@usda.gov 
Description: OceanaGold US Holdings Inc proposes drilling reverse-circulation drill holes from 24 sites on NFS lands on western flank of Spring Peak. Purpose is to explore for presence of locatable minerals. Duration of project and reclamation less than 1 year.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56585
Location: UNIT - Bridgeport Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Mineral. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Mineral County, NV, on the western flank of Spring Peak (Bridgeport Ranger District).
Pine Grove Geotechnical Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology  On Hold  N/A  N/A David Risley
760-932-5821
david.risley@usda.gov 
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

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A David Easton
760-932-5804
david.easton@usda.gov 
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
Leviathan-Loope Rangeland Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 03/27/2015 
Expected:01/2020
 
04/2020 Maureen Easton
775-884-8151
maureen.easton@usda.gov 
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:
Objection Period Legal Notice 02/13/2019 
Expected:10/2019
 
05/2020 Marnie Bonesteel
775-352-1240
marnie.bonesteel@usda.gov 
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

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/03/2019 
Expected:10/2019
 
11/2019 Marnie Bonesteel
775-352-1240
marnie.bonesteel@usda.gov 
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) 
Completed  Actual: 09/06/2019  10/2019 Sally Champion
775-884-8116
sally.champion@usda.gov 
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
Elk Springs Fuels Reduction and Restoration Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 09/23/2019  09/2019 Lisa Kemper
775-289-5132
lisa.kemper@usda.gov 
Description: Within the project area there is a need to reduce fuels, maintain and restore aspen, mt mahogany and limber pine communities. This project will treat approximately 5,000 acres of pinyon-juniper and white fir within a larger 25,000 acres project area
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56414
Location: UNIT - Ely Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - White Pine. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The project is located within the Schell Creek Range, approximately 5-10 air miles east of Ely, Nevada.
Monte Cristo Territory Management Plan pdate
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Grazing management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Amery Sifre
775-289-3031
amery.sifre@usda.gov 
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
Lower Mary's River and Willow Creek Grazing Allotments Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 07/31/2019 
Expected:03/2020
 
06/2020 Elizabeth Dixon
1-775-752-3357
elizabeth.dixon@usda.gov 
Description: Authorize sheep grazing on Lower Mary's River and Willow Creek grazing allotments.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56526
Location: UNIT - Jarbidge Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. LEGAL - Not Applicable. South end of Jarbidge Mountains in Mary's River watershed.
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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
California Creek Powerline Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/29/2019 
Expected:11/2019
 
12/2019 Wendy Markham
775-623-5025 ext. 112
wendy.markham@usda.gov 
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

           *UPDATED*
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/11/2019 
Expected:11/2019
 
03/2020 Kevin Thissell
775-778-6145
kevin.thissell@usda.gov 
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.
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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

           *UPDATED*
- Special area management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/10/2019 
Expected:11/2019
 
05/2020 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

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/10/2019 
Expected:09/2019
 
09/2019 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

           *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 05/11/2019 
Expected:02/2020
 
06/2020 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 10/2019 
Expected:04/2020
 
06/2020 Douglas Clarke
(775) 778-6127
douglas.clarke@usda.gov 
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 01/2020 
Expected:04/2020
 
05/2020 Jonathan Stein
702-515-5418
jonathan.stein@usda.gov 
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
jane.schumacher@usda.gov 
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

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 09/03/2019  10/2019 Carrie Thaler
702-515-5422
carrie.thaler@usda.gov 
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.
Spring Mountains Wild Horse & Burro Complex Project
EA

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- Land management planning  On Hold  N/A  N/A Rixey Jenkins
775-355-5387
rixey.jenkins@usda.gov 
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

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- Minerals and Geology  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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

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- Minerals and Geology  On Hold  N/A  N/A Gregory Van Oosbree
7754827881
gregory.vanoosbree@usda.gov 
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

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- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/12/2018 
Expected:09/2019
 
08/2020 Gregory Van Oosbree
7754827881
gregory.vanoosbree@usda.gov 
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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