Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2021 to 09/30/2021
Eldorado 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) :
Projects Occurring Nationwide
Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Eldorado National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Eldorado National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Eldorado National Forest,  Amador Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Eldorado National Forest,  Georgetown Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Eldorado National Forest,  Pacific Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Eldorado National Forest,  Placerville 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  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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Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Tahoe 200 Events
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2021 
Expected:09/2021  09/2021 Kimberly Felton
530/543-2651
kimberlyfelton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize a 3-part foot-race event surrounding Lake Tahoe Basin on existing roads and trails through a special use permit.
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District, Placerville Ranger District, Truckee Ranger District, Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit, Carson Ranger District. STATE - California, Nevada. COUNTY - Alpine, El Dorado, Placer, Douglas, Washoe, Carson City (city). LEGAL - Not Applicable. Around the Lake Tahoe Basin using system roads and trails. Uses Tahoe Rim Trail.
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Eldorado 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
Eldorado National Forest Over Snow Vehicle Use Designation
EIS

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 11/02/2018 
Expected:07/2021
 
08/2021 Katy Parr
530-621-5203
katy.parr@usda.gov 
Description: Proposal to designate over-snow vehicle (OSV) areas and trails for public OSV use, consistent with Subpart C of the Travel Management Regulations, and identify OSV trails where grooming will occur.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=46034
Location: UNIT - Eldorado National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Alpine, Amador, El Dorado, Placer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Entire forest.
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Eldorado 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
Reservoir Forest Health Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Heritage resource management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 05/17/2021  05/2021 Don Errington
530-647-5450
derrington@fs.fed.us 
Description: Actions under consideration: fuel break creation; commercial & non-commercial thinning; shrub mastication & pruning; herbicide application; prescribed burning; heritage resource protection; meadow & watershed enhancement, MVUM change & road work.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=54828
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District, Placerville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - T11N,R14E,S1-3;T11N,R15E,S2-6,8-11,14-15,17,22-23;T11N,R16E,S6-7,18;T12,R14E,S1-3,4,10-14,16-26,29-30,34-35;T12N,R15E,S18,20-23,26-29,31-35; T12,16E,S19,30-31;T13N,R14E,S25-26,28,29.33-35;T13R15S30-31. The project boundary spans the Crystal Basin of Pacific Ranger District and extends southeast to southeast to Atherton Flat on the Placerville Ranger District.
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Eldorado National Forest,   Amador 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
Allen Ranch Pasture Special Use Permit Re-Issuance
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Grazing management
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 06/01/2021  06/2021 Christopher Sailor
209-295-5960
christopher.sailor@usda.gov 
Description: Re-issue special use permit that authorizes an approximately 12-acre fenced pasture located off of Mud Lake Road (17E24)for grazing of up to eight horses.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58144
Location: UNIT - Amador Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Amador. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Vicinity of Mud Lake Road (17E24).
Cole Forest Health Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Marc Young
209-295-5955
mdyoung@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reduce hazardous fuels, improve forest health, enhance watershed conditions, and re-establish a sustainable landscape on approximately 500 acres by commercially and pre-commercially thinning, understory burning, and reconstructing roads.
Location: UNIT - Amador Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Amador. LEGAL - Not Applicable. South of Highway 88 and Bear River Reservoir.
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Eldorado National Forest,   Georgetown 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
Kelsey Fuels Reduction Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/11/2021 
Expected:09/2021
 
10/2021 Dana Walsh
530-333-5558
danawalsh@fs.fed.us 
Description: Mastication (primarily) or hand thinning to reduce fuels and fire hazard on 476 acres within the wildland urban interface. Follow-up burning and herbicide are proposed to maintain reduced fuel conditions and shift fuel types to grass/forb community.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58916
Location: UNIT - Georgetown Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - T11N R11E,Sections 6, 18, and 19. MDB&M. Traverse Creek Road and Shoo Fly Road Vicinity in Kelsey, CA.
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Eldorado National Forest,   Pacific 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
Trident Forest Restoration Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 06/01/2021  06/2021 Don Errington
530-647-5450
derrington@fs.fed.us 
Description: Following 2020 Fork Fire: roughly 644 acres of timber harvest (fire salvage)and fuel reduction activities. Other treatments include reforestation (218 acres), herbicide application, hazard tree removal, and transportation system management actions.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58915
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - T13N, R14E, Sections 3-5, 7-10, 17, and 18, Mount Diablo Base and Meridian. Within the perimeter of the 2020 Fork Fire in the northern portion of the Crystal Basin.
Wilson Meadow and Calf Pasture Meadow Restoration Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/26/2020 
Expected:08/2021
 
10/2021 Vincent Pacific
541-947-6346
vpacific@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improve hydrologic function within 2 meadows which have been highly manipulated by past logging, ranching, roads and diversions. In-channel work would include 'Stage 0' gully fill and meadow surface reshaping techniques. Reroute a section of trail.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55803
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - Wilson Meadow (90 acres): T11N, R16E, Sections 6 &7; Calf Pasture (30 acres): T31N, R15E, Section 33. Wilson Meadow is located at the intersection of Wrights Lake Rd (11N26) and Wrights Tie Rd (11N37). Calf Pasture is approx. 1 mile east of Van Vleck Meadow/Tells Equestrian Camp (at end of 13N22D).
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Eldorado National Forest,   Placerville 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
Brown Rock Forest Health Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/14/2020 
Expected:07/2021
 
10/2021 Marc Young
209-295-5955
mdyoung@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reduce hazardous fuels, improve forest health, enhance watershed conditions, and re-establish a sustainable landscape on approximately 3,000 acres by commercially and pre-commercially thinning, understory burning, and reconstructing roads.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=41241
Location: UNIT - Placerville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - Not Applicable. North and south of Mormon Emigrant Trail road.
Straw Saddle Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Allen Speering
530-647-5327
aspeering@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project includes commercial and pre-commercial thinning and prescribed burning on approximately 2,000 acres to improve forest health, enhance watershed conditions, and re-establish a sustainable landscape.
Location: UNIT - Placerville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - El Dorado. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The project is located in the vicinity of Packsaddle Pass and Cody Lake.
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