Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2018 to 09/30/2018
Angeles 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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R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Angeles National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Angeles National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Angeles National Forest,  San Gabriel River Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Angeles National Forest,  Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

Angeles National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)  

R5 - Pacific Southwest Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Administrative Sites Defense Zones and Evacuation Routes Project
CE
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/03/2017
This project has changed to a CE that does not require a written decision document and will be removed from the SOPA. 
Expected:09/2018
 
01/2019 Diane Travis
626-574-5239
dhtravis@fs.fed.us 
Description: ANF proposes to improve and maintain defense zones for administrative sites. Sites include recreation residences, communication sites, and campgrounds that currently lack adequate defensible space for protection from unwanted effects of wildfire.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=52442
Location: UNIT - Angeles National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The project area is approximately 1,200 acres; units are spread out across the Forest. .
San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Plan and Land Management Plan Amendment
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Land management planning  In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 04/20/2018 
Expected:10/2018
 
11/2018 Rachel Smith
626-574-5215
rachelcsmith@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Angeles National Forest (ANF) is proposing to develop a management plan for the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument as required by Presidential Proclamation. This plan will be adopted as an amendment to the existing ANF Land Management Plan
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=46964
Location: UNIT - Angeles National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The Monument area is located in the northern and southeastern portions of the San Gabriel Mountains, approximately 30 miles northeast of downtown LA.
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Angeles National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R5 - Pacific Southwest Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Big Oaks Lodge Permit Reissuance
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/27/2018 
Expected:09/2018
 
10/2018 Angela Stever
661-296-2808 X249
astever@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to reissue a 5 year permit for Big Oaks Lodge. The new permit is for operating and maintaining a resort, including food service, retail sales, and other ancillary facilities.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53442
Location: UNIT - Los Angeles River, Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The Lodge is located at T. 5 N., R., 15 W., Sec.3. Green Valley Quad.
Goldspotted Oak Borer (GSOB) Insecticide Treatment Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Facility management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/28/2018 
Expected:01/2019
 
02/2019 Vilius Zukauskas
661-269-2808
vzukauskas@fs.fed.us 
Description: The ANF proposes proactive treatment to reduce tree mortality of high-value oaks from the invasive GSOB by spraying the boles and larger branches with Carbaryl to slow dominant canopy tree mortality. Recreation sites will be closed during treatment.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53444
Location: UNIT - Los Angeles River, Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - Not Applicable. T 6N, R 14W Sec 17.
Southern California Edison Company Master Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/08/2018 
Expected:09/2018
 
10/2018 Spencer Bleadorn
603-536-1315
sbleadorn@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approve continued operation, maintenance and use of existing distribution and transmission powerlines and infrastructure for Southern California Edison located within designated corridors on the Angeles National Forest.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53347
Location: UNIT - Los Angeles River, Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Linear existing line within ANF.
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Angeles National Forest,   San Gabriel River Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R5 - Pacific Southwest Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
San Gabriel River Confluence With Cattle Canyon Improvements Project
EIS

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/09/2017
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/2018 
Expected:02/2019
 
03/2019 Jeremy Sugden
626-335-1251 x222
jmsugden@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Project was developed to better manage the recreation use and balance the needs for resource protection. The project site encompasses an approximate 2.5-mile reach of the East Fork of the San Gabriel River
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=50466
Location: UNIT - San Gabriel River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - T2N R8W Sections 19 and 30, T2N R9W Sections 24, 25, 26, T3N R8W Section 18. T2N R8W Sections 19 and 30, T2N R9W Sections 24, 25, 26, T3N R8W Section 18.
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Angeles National Forest,   Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R5 - Pacific Southwest Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Big Pines Hazardous Fuels Reduction Continuation.
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Fuels management  Completed  Actual: 10/31/2014  10/2014 Diane Travis
661-269-2808 x 244
christophermatthews@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed changes are posted on project website. Interested parties please submit feedback by July 20th, 2018 to the project lead @ christophermatthews@fs.fed.us or 661-269-2808 x 244
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=38101
Location: UNIT - Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The area known as Big Pines, west of the town of Wrightwood, CA, and northwest of Big Pines along the Big Pines Highway.
Black Mountain Wireless Communication Facility
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/02/2017 
Expected:08/2018
 
09/2018 Evalds Rimbenieks
661-269-2808 x 230
erimbenieks02@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project consists of site designation and construction/operation of a new multi-carrier cellular tower and building. Plans include a 70 foot lattice tower, a 49'4" by 17'4" equipment building, back-up generator and propane tank.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=52076
Location: UNIT - Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - T7N, R18W, NE Sec. 35, Black Mountain Quad. Site is located on Black Mountain in the vicinity of Pyramid Lake on the east side of Interstate 5. The site is located adjacent to Posey Canyon Road.
Boquet Canyon Recreation Residence Tract Special Use Reissuance
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Julie Uyehara
626-574-5256
juyehara@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to reissue or amend Boquet Canyon Tract recreational residence Special Use Permits. New permits or amendments would provide protection measures for the unarmored threespine stickleback, an endagered fish, and to the adjacent riparian area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=24777
Location: UNIT - Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Renewal Special Use Permit in the Boquet Canyon Tract recreational residence.
Bouquet Canyon Restoration Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Special use management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Julie Uyehara
805-961-5726
juyehara@fs.fed.us 
Description: A proposal to remove sediment, fix culverts, stabilize streambank, improve vegetation, develop a backwater preserve, and convert Zuni Campground to an education site. The purpose is to restore riparian habitat and flow capacity to Boquet Creek.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=46037
Location: UNIT - Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Boquet Canyon approximately four miles north of the city of Santa Clarita, CA.
Golden State Water Co. - Sheep Creek Canyon Tank
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Evalds Rimbenieks
661-269-2808 x230
erimbenieks02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue new special use permit and then determine whether to amend special use authorization to replace and increase amount of storage from 25,000 gallons to 150,000 gallons.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=20596
Location: UNIT - Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - T.3N., R.7W., Section 18. Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers Ranger District, Angeles National Forest.
LA Dept. of Water and Power Electrical Line Repairs in San Francisquito Canyon and North Fork Divid
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/26/2017 
Expected:07/2018
 
08/2018 Lorraine Gerchas
626-574-5281
lmgerchas@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to issue a permit to LA DWP to replace approximately 6 miles of damaged conductors,repair wire on the Adelanto-Toluca transmission line and upgrade another line (PP1 and PP2 115-kV) for regulatory compliance (CPUCGO95)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53436
Location: UNIT - Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - Compliance project:9 miles north of the City of Santa Clarita. The proposed Project would be constructed within the Power Plant 1 (PP1) and Power Plant 2 (PP2) transmission line corridor. Adelanto-Toluca Utility Line Repair: T3N and T4N, R13W, Sections 32,33,34,27,26,23, and 24, of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) topographical maps.
Sand Fire Reforestation Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/11/2017 
Expected:08/2018
 
02/2019 Steve Bear
818 899-1900 x 235
sbear@fs.fed.us 
Description: After the Sand Fire, ~ 572 acres of native forest needs to be planted because the land is not predicted to recover to a forested condition without intervention. The purpose is to rapidly establish forest cover in fire affected native forest stands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=52596
Location: UNIT - Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - See maps attached. Planting will be within the Sand Fire Burnt Areas. See maps attached. Planting will be within the Sand Fire Burnt Areas. The deadline to submit scoping comments is extended to Nov 25, 2017.
Southern California Edison Oak Springs Grid Reliability and Maintenance Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/12/2018  07/2018 Lorraine Gerchas
626-574-5281
lmgerchas@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest Service is proposing to issue a permit to SCE to upgrade and re-configure facilities along the Dice 33kV sub-transmission circuit as well as the Gambler and Circle 12kV distribution circuits to address liability issues affecting the community.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53432
Location: UNIT - Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Bernardino. LEGAL - Not Applicable. NE and NW 1/4 of Section 3, the NE and SE 1/4 of Section 4, T3N, R7W; SE 1/4 of Section 34, T4N R7W; the SE 1/4 of Section 9, T3N R7W, SBBM.
Teresita Pines Organization Camp Construction
EA
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Evalds Rimbenieks
661-269-2808 x230
erimbenieks02@fs.fed.us 
Description: The camp is proposing to modify some of the existing building and construct new facilities including a parking area.
Location: UNIT - Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - T4N, R8W Section 33. Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers Ranger District, Angeles National Forest.
Williamson Rock and Pacific Crest Trail
EIS

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Special area management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/06/2014
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 07/2018 
Expected:03/2019
 
04/2019 Jose Henriquez-Santos
626-574-5277
comments-pacificsouthwest-angeles@fs.fed.us 
Description: A proposal to provide limited recreational access to a critical wildlife habitat area, with seasonal and long term closures, a user permit system, and construction of a trail, trail bridge, and minor improvements to staging areas and trailheads.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=43405
Location: UNIT - Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - Portions of T 3N, R9W, Section 7; and T 3N, R10W, Sections 11, 12, 13, and 14; SBBM. Within the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, near the confluence of Cooper Canyon and Little Rock Creek, partially within the Pleasant View Ridge Wilderness, north of Highway 2.
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