Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2020 to 09/30/2020
Cleveland 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, 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)

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  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 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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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
USGS Earthquake Early Warning System Site Installation and Upgrades.
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/19/2020 
Expected:06/2020
 
08/2020 Gordon Chike
707.562.8663
gordon.chike@usda.gov 
Description: As part of their Earthquake Early Warning System the U.S. Geological Survey will be moving, modifying, or installing approx. 180 seismic stations in Region 5, California. The size of each existing station or new installation is about 200 square feet.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58143
Location: UNIT - Cleveland National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Colusa, Del Norte, Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Lassen, Los Angeles, Madera, Mariposa, Mendocino, Modoc, Mono, Monterey, Orange, Plumas, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne, Ventura. LEGAL - See attached spreadsheet. See attached spreadsheet.
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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

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
Completed  Actual: 05/08/2020  05/2020 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.
Descanso Oak Restoration and Conservation Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/13/2020 
Expected:05/2020
 
05/2020 Rick Marinelli
619-445-6235
rmarinelli@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restore woodlands and savannas to make more resilient to high intensity wildfire
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57478
Location: UNIT - Descanso Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - San Diego. LEGAL - Not Applicable. See attached map and legal description in scoping letter.
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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

           *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
Cancelled  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.
Palomar Mountain Vegetation Treatment Program (Supplemental EA)
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 06/16/2020  06/2020 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:05/2020
 
06/2020 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.
Weather station
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  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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