Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2020 to 06/30/2020
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.
Report Contents (click to jump to a section) :
Projects Occurring Nationwide
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 Nationwide  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Locatable Mining Rule - 36 CFR 228, subpart A
EIS

           *NEW LISTING*
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/13/2018
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2021 
Expected:12/2021
 
12/2021 Nancy Rusho
202-731-9196
nancy.rusho@usda.gov 
Description: The U.S. Department of Agriculture proposes revisions to its regulations at 36 CFR 228, Subpart A governing locatable minerals operations on National Forest System lands.A draft EIS & proposed rule should be available for review/comment in late 2020
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57214
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. LEGAL - Not Applicable. These regulations will be applicable to all NFS lands open to mineral entry under the United States Mining Law.
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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:07/2020
 
07/2020 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
Forest-wide Prescribed Fire Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2020 
Expected:09/2020  11/2020 Duncan Leao
530-543-2660
dleao@fs.fed.us 
Description: We propose to apply prescribed fire on up to 100,000 acres of national forest system lands per year to improve native vegetation and wildlife habitats and to reduce risk of uncharacteristic wildfire.
Location: UNIT - Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest All Units. STATE - California, Nevada. COUNTY - Alpine, El Dorado, Mono, Nevada, Sierra, Tuolumne, Clark, Elko, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, Lincoln, Nye, Washoe, White Pine. LEGAL - Not Applicable. National Forest System lands within the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.
Humboldt-Toiyabe Integrated Invasive Plant Treatment Project
EIS

           *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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:06/2020
 
09/2020 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.
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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:04/2020
 
05/2020 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:11/2020
 
05/2021 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 California Habitat Improvement Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/10/2017 
Expected:07/2020
 
08/2020 Anne Orlando
7609325853
anne.orlando@usda.gov 
Description: This project will remove conifers from about 2,200 acres of sagebrush ecosystems in the Bodie Hills within California 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 - California. COUNTY - Mono. 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 07/06/2019 
Expected:09/2020
 
09/2020 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.
Marietta T-4 West Minerals Exploration Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/06/2019 
Expected:08/2020
 
09/2020 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

           *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 11/07/2019  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).
Swauger Creek Fuels Reduction Project
CE
- 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
Faith Valley Restoration Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2020 
Expected:06/2020  09/2020 Sally Champion
775-884-8116
schampion@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct BDAs, log structures or rock features in or near channel to restore hydrology and stream function due to historic actions including roadbeds on apprx 1 mi of West Carson River. Includes maintenance of FS Rd 081 to improve drainage.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57636
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Alpine. LEGAL - Township 10 N., Range 18 E., Sec. 19 & 30. Project area Faith Valley located along the West Carson River, adjacent to Blue Lakes Road approximately four miles south of its junction with HWY 89. The nearest town is Woodford, California.
Leviathan Peak Communication Site Improvements
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/31/2020 
Expected:05/2020
 
05/2021 Marnie Bonesteel
775-352-1240
marnie.bonesteel@usda.gov 
Description: Construction, operation and maintenance of new telecommunication facilities and the removal of existing facilities at Leviathan Peak Communication Site.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57586
Location: UNIT - Carson Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Alpine. LEGAL - T10N R22E Section 30. The project location is approximately 10 miles south east of Markleeville, CA accessible from Highway 88 Monitor Pass and Leviathan Lookout Road 31057.
Leviathan-Loope Rangeland Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 03/12/2020 
Expected:05/2020
 
05/2020 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:04/2020
Actual: 11/05/2019 
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.
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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
Monte Cristo Territory Management Plan pdate
EA
- 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.).
Tamberlaine Canyon Exploration Drilling Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/25/2019 
Expected:06/2020
 
07/2020 John Powell
775-289-5125
johndpowell@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project proposes locatable minerals exploration drilling from approximately eight drilling sites within the Project Area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57039
Location: UNIT - Ely Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - White Pine. LEGAL - FS lands within T16N, R64E; T15N, R64E; T15N, R65E, Mount Diablo Meridian. The Tamberlaine Canyon Exploration Drilling Project is located on NFS lands approximately 8 miles southeast of the city of Ely in White Pine County, Nevada.
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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

           *UPDATED*
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 07/31/2019 
Expected:09/2020
 
10/2020 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.
Newcrest Jarbidge Exploration Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 11/26/2019 
Expected:07/2020
 
08/2020 Joshua Nicholes
775-778-6109
joshua.nicholes@usda.gov 
Description: Newcrest Resources proposes a 12 year minerals exploration project. Phase 1 of the project will include up to 22 drill sites, six miles of temporary road and 23.76 acres of surface disturbance. Total disturbance of the project not to exceed 200 acres
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57159
Location: UNIT - Jarbidge Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Near the town Jarbidge, NV.
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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:05/2020
 
05/2020 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.
Mountain City Road Maintenance Station
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/10/2019 
Expected:03/2020
 
03/2020 Wendy Markham
775-623-5025 ext. 112
wendy.markham@usda.gov 
Description: Road maintenance station to support highway maintenance on State Route 225 near Mountain City, Nevada.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57082
Location: UNIT - Mountain City Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Elko. LEGAL - T45N R53E Section 24. 4 miles south of Mountain City, NV adjacent to State Route 225.
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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
- Special area management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/10/2019 
Expected:06/2020
 
06/2020 Joshua Nicholes
775-289-5145
jnicholes@fs.fed.us 
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.
Ruby Lake Estates Hazardous Fuels Reduction
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Fuels management  Completed  Actual: 01/27/2020  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 - Ruby Mountains 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,   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:09/2020
 
10/2020 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 03/2020 
Expected:07/2020
 
11/2020 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
Autecology Phase IV - Butterfly Habitat Protection and Restoration
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/02/2020 
Expected:04/2020
 
10/2020 Kathryn Gulley
702-515-5430
kathryn.gulley@usda.gov 
Description: Protection and restoration of habitat for two species of butterflies endemic the Spring Mountains.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57659
Location: UNIT - Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Clark. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Mud Springs and Wheeler within Clark County, Nevada.
Lee Canyon EIS
EIS
- Special use management  In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 11/05/2019
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.
Macks, Champion, Lovell Habitat Improvement and Fuels Reduction
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/02/2020 
Expected:05/2020
 
09/2020 Joshua Thalacker
702-515-5441
joshua.thalacker@usda.gov 
Description: Proposed treatments include mechanical (mastication and/or chipping), hand (chainsaws and/or handtools), prescribed fire (broadcast and/or pile), and biomass utilization of firewood through the local community.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57531
Location: UNIT - Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Clark. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Humboldt-Toiyabe NF Spring Mountains national Recreation Area.
Mt. Charleston Wilderness Management Plan
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Special area management  Cancelled  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.
Spring Mountains Wild Horse & Burro Complex Project
EA
- 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.
Telephone Relocation, Camp Foxtail to Camp Lee
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/06/2020 
Expected:07/2020
 
07/2020 Marnie Bonesteel
775-352-1240
marnie.bonesteel@usda.gov 
Description: The proposal is to authorize the relocation of telecommunication equipment from Camp Foxtail to Camp Lee by replacing 2,100 feet of aerial telephone cable and 415 feet of underground cable to a forest service facility.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57622
Location: UNIT - Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Clark. LEGAL - T19S R56E Section 10, 11. Approximately 30 miles north of Las Vegas, Nevada near Mt. Charleston, Nevada Lee Canyon.
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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  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
- 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.
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