Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2019 to 06/30/2019
Cleveland 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) :
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Cleveland National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Cleveland National Forest,  Descanso Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Cleveland National Forest,  Palomar Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Cleveland National Forest,  Trabuco Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

Cleveland 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
AT&T Master Permit Renewal for Telephone Lines
EA
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2018 
Expected:08/2019  08/2019 Joseph Raffaele
858-674-2961
josepharaffaele@fs.fed.us 
Description: To renew AT&T's authorizations on the CNF. Renew one master permit with 135 amendments, one 50-year rights-of-way, one telephone booth, and one access on private road to telephone facilties.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=9705
Location: UNIT - Cleveland National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Orange, Riverside, San Diego. LEGAL - Multiple locations Forest-wide. Trabuco, Palomar and Descanso Ranger Districts.
Existing Communications Uses Renewal
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/28/2017 
Expected:03/2019
 
04/2019 Joseph Raffaele
858-674-2961
josepharaffaele@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approve continued operation, maintenance and use of existing communications facilities and infrastructure located at designated communications sites on the Cleveland National Forest.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=52427
Location: UNIT - Cleveland National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Orange, Riverside, San Diego. LEGAL - T4S, R7W, S6; T4S, R7W, S27; T5S, R6W, S19, 29; T6S, R5W, S18; T6S, R4W, S31; T15S, R5E, S1, 12; T17S, R2E, S10, 15; T16S, R4E, S33. Designated communications sites on top of mountains throughout the Cleveland National Forest.
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Cleveland National Forest,   Descanso 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
Boulder Oaks Campground Renovation
CE
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/21/2017 
Expected:07/2019
 
03/2020 Lindsey Steinwachs
619-445-6235 x73418
lcsteinwachs@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Descanso Ranger District proposes to improve Boulder Oaks Campground facilities for the public by addressing deferred maintenance and resource protection needs as well as improving functionality and access.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=52254
Location: UNIT - Descanso Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. LEGAL - Township 17 S, Range 5 E, Section 4 along the San Bernardino Meridian. Along Old Highway 80 near Kitchen Creek Road.
Buckman Springs Rest Area
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 02/15/2019  02/2019 Joseph Raffaele
858-674-2961
josepharaffaele@fs.fed.us 
Description: Remove abandoned RV sanitary station improvements, and in the same area install a new advanced onsite wastewater treatment system, including associated tanks, leach system, and two new water quality monitoring wells.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=54535
Location: UNIT - Descanso Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Adjacent to Interstate 8 south of Pine Valley, CA.
Descanso Fire Station Septic System Maintenance
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Facility management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/20/2019 
Expected:04/2019
 
05/2019 Paul Gibson
858-674-2940
psgibson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace aging septic system that services the fire station (e.g., restrooms). The new system would be installed under the parking lot of the fire station. If the public would like more information, please contact the project manager.
Location: UNIT - Descanso Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Parking lot is located between two buildings and located near the "v" intersection of Viejas Grade Road and Central Avenue.
Laguna Campground Renovation
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
Completed  Actual: 02/01/2019  03/2019 Lindsey Steinwachs
619-445-6235 x73418
lcsteinwachs@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Descanso Ranger District proposes to improve Laguna Campground facilities for the public by addressing deferred maintenance and resource protection needs and establishing a short accessible interpretive trail.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=52253
Location: UNIT - Descanso Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. LEGAL - Township 15 S, Range 5 E, Sections 2, 3, 10, and 11 along the San Bernardino Meridian. Along the Sunrise Highway on Mount Laguna.
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Cleveland National Forest,   Palomar 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
Cindy B-Cryogenie Mine Plan of Operation:
EA
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Becky Brand
951-736-1811 x. 3222
bbrand@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Cleveland National Forest is considering approval of a plan of operations for the continuing operation of the Cindy B-Cryogenie mine.
Location: UNIT - Palomar Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. LEGAL - T 10 S, R 3 E, Sec. 14. Southern end of Indian Flats Road (9S05), near Warner Springs.
Orosco Ridge Mountain Bike Trail System
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/25/2018 
Expected:09/2019
 
09/2019 Robert Hamm
7607880250 EXT 73327
rhamm@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Palomar Ranger District proposes to partner with the San Diego Mountain Biking Association to provide a high quality single-track mountain bike trail system for the growing number of trail users in Ramona and Southern California.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53904
Location: UNIT - Palomar Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. LEGAL - Township 12 South, Range 1 East Sections 9, 10, 15, 16, and 22. Along the east side of Orosco Ridge Road.
Palomar Community Defense Zone and Fuelbreak Supplemental EA
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/12/2018
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 02/2019 
Expected:08/2019
 
08/2019 Andrew Weinhart
760-924-5550
aweinhart@fs.fed.us 
Description: Evaluate proposed changes to ongoing action: herbicide application; change the alignment of two fuelbreaks; standardize/remove requirements for cutting zones; update project area maps, acreages, and mitigation measures for accuracy and effectiveness.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55006
Location: UNIT - Palomar Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. LEGAL - 7 areas in SBM: T9S,R3E,S30; T9S,R3E,S30-31; T9S,R3E,S35 & T10S,R3E,S2,11,14; T10S,R3E,S24; T12S,R1E,S25-26,33-34 & T12S,R2E,S20,29-30; T13S,R2E,S34-35; T13S,R2E,S34 & T14S,R2E,S3-4; T14S,R2E,S3-4,8-9. Puerta La Cruz, Sunshine Summit, Indian Flats Road, Warner Springs, North Ramona, San Vicente, Gower Truck Trail, Barona Mesa.
Palomar Mountain Vegetation Treatment Program (Supplemental EA)
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/27/2019
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 08/2019 
Expected:01/2020
 
03/2020 Andrew Weinhart
760-924-5550
aweinhart@fs.fed.us 
Description: Changes to ongoing treatment program's 2013 EA - new areas to be treated, areas identified for reforestation, use of herbicide to prolong effectiveness of fuel breaks, and conduct limited treatment in recommended wilderness.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55777
Location: UNIT - Palomar Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Multiple locations on Palomar Mountain.
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Cleveland National Forest,   Trabuco 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
Building Decommissioning: Tenaja Guard Station/Campground and Upper San Juan Campground
CE
- Facility management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/31/2018 
Expected:02/2019
 
04/2019 Paul Gibson
858-674-2940
psgibson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Site cleanup and restoration: removal of designated structures, removal of building debris and other abandoned improvements, including concrete block vaults and concrete footings and water wells.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55009
Location: UNIT - Trabuco Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Tenaja Station/Campground is located in in an unincorporated part of Murrieta, CA. Upper San Juan Campground is located off of the Ortega Highway near the San Juan Loop trail in Riverside County.
El Cariso to Long Canyon Goldspotted Oak Borer Management
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed  Actual: 03/27/2019  03/2019 Andrew Weinhart
760-924-5550
aweinhart@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prevent tree mortality of high-value oaks from the invasive goldspotted oak borer and suppress a recently detected satellite infestation from further spread to adjacent oak woodlands. Carbaryl(Sevin XL) insecticide would be used.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=54848
Location: UNIT - Trabuco Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Orange, Riverside. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Developed Recreation sites and Administrative Sites across the Project area as well as 236 acres of adjacent oak woodlands.
Pleasants Peak Tower Replacement
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Scott Evans
909-382-2808
saevans@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approve deconstruction and replacement of an existing communications tower in the same footprint as the existing tower at the designated Pleasants Peak Communications Use Site.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=52430
Location: UNIT - Trabuco Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Orange, Riverside. LEGAL - T4S, R7W, S27. On top of Pleasants Peak, along North Main Divide Road on the Trabuco Ranger District.
Santiago Peak Communications Facility 6 Tower Upgrade
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Scott Evans
909-382-2808
saevans@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approve structural upgrades to two existing communications towers, as part of a special use authorization for Facility #6 at Santiago Peak designated communications use site. Structural upgrades will be located within the existing footprint.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53766
Location: UNIT - Trabuco Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Orange, Riverside, San Diego. LEGAL - T5S, R6 W, S29 On top of Santiago Peak, along North Main Divide Road on Trabuco Ranger District . On top of Santiago Peak, along North Main Divide Road on Trabuco Ranger District.
Southern California Edison Company Master Permit Renewal
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 02/15/2019  02/2019 Joseph Raffaele
858-674-2961
josepharaffaele@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 Cleveland National Forest.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53334
Location: UNIT - Trabuco Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Orange, Riverside. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Multiple powerlines across the Trabuco Ranger District and the very north end of the Palomar Ranger District (see map).
Trabuco Canyon Road Hazard Tree Removal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/26/2019 
Expected:04/2019
 
04/2019 Nathan Sill
626-574-5328
nsill@fs.fed.us 
Description: Removing trees within closure area to mitigate safety concerns with dead trees along the road.
Location: UNIT - Trabuco Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Orange. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Trabuco Canyon Road, within the closure area affected by the Holy Fire, but not within the burn area. Hazard trees along the road and anticipated to fail would be removed; approx. 37 trees.
Weather station
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jacob Rodriguez
951-736-1811 x 3275
jfrodriguez@fs.fed.us 
Description: A weather station would be installed on Santiago Peak.
Location: UNIT - Trabuco Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Riverside. LEGAL - Section 29, Township 5 South, Range 6 West. On Santiago Peak.
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