Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2020 to 06/30/2020
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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Projects Occurring Nationwide
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Angeles National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Angeles National Forest,  Los Angeles River (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
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)

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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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 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:02/2020
 
03/2020 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. See map on project page.
Angeles Crest Highway Fuels Reduction Project
CE
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/02/2019 
Expected:02/2020
 
03/2020 Matthew Bokach
626-335-1251 x250
matthewbokach@fs.fed.us 
Description: ANF is proposing to reduce fire risk, and create a safe transportation route along the Angeles Crest highway. Design features will be included to minimize and avoid effects to resources.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56349
Location: UNIT - Angeles National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Along highway 2.
Forest-Wide Fuelbreak Maintenance Strategy
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2020 
Expected:03/2021  03/2021 Diane Travis
626-574-5329
comments-pacificsouthwest-angeles@usda.gov 
Description: Forest-Wide Fuelbreak Maintenance Strategy
Location: UNIT - Angeles National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Forest-Wide.
SHIA Water System Main Line Upgrade Project, Mt. Baldy Rd
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/06/2019 
Expected:02/2020
 
03/2020 Evalds Rimbenieks
661-269-2808
erimbenieks02@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed project would replace and realign significant portions of an aging 2-inch diameter galvanized steel water main with a 6-inch diameter high-density polyethelyne (HDPE) pipe. The Forest proposes to issue a special use permit to SHIA.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56769
Location: UNIT - Angeles National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - Not Applicable. T 2N, R 7W (SW 1/4 Sec 9,SE 1/4 Sec 8, NE 1/4 Sec 17).
Williamson Rock and Pacific Crest Trail
EIS

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Special area management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 07/27/2018
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 04/2020 
Expected:09/2020
 
09/2020 Jose Henriquez-Santos
626-574-5277
angeles_sgmnm@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 - Angeles National Forest All Units. 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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Angeles National Forest,   Los Angeles River (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R5 - Pacific Southwest Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Maple Canyon Sediment Placement Site Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Graham Breakwell
626-574-5297
grahambreakwell@fs.fed.us 
Description: LA County Department of Public Works proposes to remove up 4.4 mm cubic yards (mcy) of sediment from Big Tujunga Reservoir and place it in the adjacent Maple Canyon, a designated sediment disposal site in the forest plan.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=54402
Location: UNIT - Los Angeles River. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Maple Canyon is approx. 9 miles up Big Tujunga Canyon Road from Sunland and 6 miles north of La Canada.
San Francisquito Canyon Creek Aquatic Organism Passage Barrier Projects
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/08/2019 
Expected:04/2020
 
05/2020 Daryl Hodges
626-574-5258
dhodges@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose and need are to restore Aquatic Organism Passage along the San Francisquito Canyon Creek and improve aquatic habitat for aquatic organisms (T&E species). ANF proposed to replace existing road culverts at road crossings.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56034
Location: UNIT - Los Angeles River. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Los Angeles Gateway District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL Description T6N, R15W, Sections 22, 27; SBBM. East of San Francisquito Canyon Road at Powerhouse #1.
Special Use Permit for Adams Pack Station, Chantry Flat
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/13/2020 
Expected:02/2020
 
02/2020 Lorraine Gerchas
626-574-5281
lmgerchas@fs.fed.us 
Description: Adams Pack Station, located at Chantry Flat, is seeking a 10 year outfitter and guide permit due to new ownership. All activities and facilities will remain the same as previous operator.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57477
Location: UNIT - Los Angeles River. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - Not Applicable. North of the City of Arcadia in Chantry Flat.
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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
Blue Ridge Communication Site Inc. Tower Replacement
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/19/2018 
Expected:04/2020
 
05/2020 Evalds Rimbenieks
661-269-2808 x 230
erimbenieks02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Permit seeker proposes to construct a new 120 foot communication tower to upgrade and replace an existing tower and add cement pads to accommodate the future pre-fabricated equipment buildings and additional tenants utilizing the site.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55113
Location: UNIT - San Gabriel River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - Not Applicable. T 3 N, R 8 W, NW 1/4 Section 13.
San Gabriel River Confluence With Cattle Canyon Improvements Project
EIS
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 08/09/2019
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/2019 
Expected:01/2020
 
01/2020 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.
Trail reconstruction and hazard tree removal on the strawberry Peak trail.
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 03/03/2020  03/2020 Matthew Bokach
626-335-1251 x250
matthewbokach@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reroute the Strawberry Peak Trail above the Colby Bridge Trailhead to include construction of approximately five hundred and fifty meters of new trail and dropping approximately twenty dead hazard trees.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57839
Location: UNIT - San Gabriel River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Strawberry Peak Trail (13 12w05) and Colby Trail (12w05).
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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
Boquet Canyon Recreation Residence Tract Special Use Reissuance
EA
- 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.
Golden State Water Co. - Sheep Creek Canyon Tank
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/09/2019 
Expected:06/2020
 
07/2020 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.
LADWP Adelanto Toluca Line and Road Maintenance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/26/2018 
Expected:04/2020
 
05/2020 Lorraine Gerchas
626-574-5281
lmgerchas@fs.fed.us 
Description: LADWP is seeking a permit to replace 6 miles of damaged conductors, repair wires on the Adelanto-Toluca transmission line in a post-fire environment.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55112
Location: UNIT - Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - Not Applicable. T3N AND T4N R13W.
LADWP NERC compliance Power Plant lines 1 & 2
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/27/2020  02/2020 Lorraine Gerchas
626-574-5281
lmgerchas@fs.fed.us 
Description: A total of 10 sites will require clearance by either grading the surface under the conductor or increasing the height of existing towers to be in compliance with (CPUC) General Order 95 clearance code requirements.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55110
Location: UNIT - Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Approximately 9 miles north of the City of Santa Clarita.
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.
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