Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2021 to 09/30/2021
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, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
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

           *UPDATED*
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  On Hold  N/A  N/A Sarah Shoemaker
907-586-7886
sarahshoemaker@fs.fed.us 
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 apply to all NFS lands open to mineral entry under the US mining laws. More Information is available at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/science-technology/geology/minerals/locatable-minerals/current-revisions.
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R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Piru Creek Wild and Scenic River (WSR) - Comprehensive River Management Plan (CRMP)
EA
- Land management planning  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2021 
Expected:05/2022  05/2022 Justin Seastrand
626-574-5278
jseastrand@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service will develop a CRMP for Piru Creek WSR, consistent with the WSR Act and Interagency Guidance for CRMP's. The CRMP may amend existing Land Management Plans to adopt new anagement direction for Piru Creek WSR.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58710
Location: UNIT - Mt. Pinos Ranger District, Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - Township 6 North, Range 18 West, Sections 2,11,12,13,14,15; San Bernardino Baseline/Meridian. Piru Creek WSR begins 0.5 miles below Pyramid Dam, near the "grapevine" of Interstate 5. It ends at the Los Angeles and Ventura County line approximately 7.25 river miles downstream.
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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:09/2020
 
10/2020 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:05/2021
 
06/2021 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
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/12/2020
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 03/2021 
Expected:10/2021
 
11/2021 Diane Travis
626-574-5329
comments-pacificsouthwest-angeles@usda.gov 
Description: The Angeles National Forest (ANF) proposes to re-establish and maintain legacy fuelbreaks located on ridgelines. These fuelbreaks are historically-used as strategic firelines to support protection of Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) and watershed value
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57599
Location: UNIT - Angeles National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Forest-Wide.
Williamson Rock and Pacific Crest Trail
EIS
- 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 03/2021 
Expected:08/2021
 
09/2021 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
Copper Fire Woodlands Restoration Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/26/2021 
Expected:06/2021
 
07/2021 Steve Bear
818 899-1900
sm.FS.anf_lagd@usda.gov 
Description: The goal is to provide lasting ecological benefits to the lands degraded by the Copper Fire. The actions are non-native plant removal, snag and mortality removal, heavily GSOB infested tree removal, pruning, density thinning, and tree planting.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59580
Location: UNIT - Los Angeles River. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - Not Applicable. See project vicinity map.
Goldspotted Oak Borer (GSOB) Management Across At Risk Areas (M.A.A.R.A.)
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 05/07/2020 
Expected:02/2021
 
03/2021 Vilius Zukauskas
661-269-2808
vzukauskas@fs.fed.us 
Description: Having a GSOB treatment plan based on topography, road distance, recreational uses, special uses, and a corresponding site-specific management plan is critical to the rapid assessment and treatment of newly discovered infestations.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58139
Location: UNIT - Los Angeles River. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Approximately 4,680 acres (see map).
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.
Mobile Relay Associates Project at Whitaker Ridge Comm Site
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/25/2021 
Expected:04/2021
 
04/2021 AnnaMarie Santana
626-574-5387
annamarie.santana@usda.gov 
Description: MRA requested to obtain a SUP for a two-way radio communication tower at Whitaker Ridge adjacent to the LA-RICS Facility. It includes a freestanding shelter and attached mounting within the existing chain-link fence on site.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59203
Location: UNIT - Los Angeles River. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - Not Applicable. T6N, R17W, Sec-30, San Bernardino Meridian.
San Francisquito Canyon Creek Aquatic Organism Passage Barrier Projects
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
San Francisquito Station Construction Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Facility management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2021 
Expected:06/2021  07/2021 Ricardo Lopez
626-574-5295
ricardo.lopez2@usda.gov 
Description: Design and construction of a new fire station, a new barracks and supporting appurtenances, The construction package is prepared by the U.S Army Corps of Engineers. (incl. hazmat remediation, decommissioning and demolition of the existing facilities)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59872
Location: UNIT - Los Angeles River. STATE - California. COUNTY - Los Angeles. LEGAL - Not Applicable. R15W T6N.
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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
- 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 02/2021 
Expected:02/2021
 
02/2021 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
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:08/2020
 
09/2020 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:06/2021
 
09/2021 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.
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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