Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2017 to 12/31/2017
Inyo 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 in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Inyo National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Inyo National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Inyo National Forest,  Mammoth Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Inyo National Forest,  Mono Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Inyo National Forest,  Mount Whitney Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Inyo National Forest,  White Mountain Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Sierra Nevada Forest Plan Amendment (SNFPA)
EIS

           *UPDATED*
- Land management planning  Completed  Actual: 09/17/2013
09/13/2013 
03/2014 Donald Yasuda
916-640-1168
dyasuda@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prepare a narrowly focused analysis to comply with two orders issued by the Eastern District Court of California on November 4, 2009. Correct the 2004 SNFPA Final SEIS to address range of alternatives and analytical consistency issues.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/snfpa/2010seis
Location: UNIT - Eldorado National Forest All Units, Lassen National Forest All Units, Modoc National Forest All Units, Sequoia National Forest All Units, Tahoe National Forest All Units, Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit, Carson Ranger District, Bridgeport Ranger District, Plumas National Forest All Units, Sierra National Forest All Units, Stanislaus National Forest All Units, Inyo National Forest All Units. STATE - California, Nevada. COUNTY - Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, El Dorado, Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Lassen, Madera, Mariposa, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Tulare, Tuolumne, Yuba, Douglas, Esmeralda, Mineral. LEGAL - Along the Sierra Nevada Range, from the Oregon/California border south to Lake Isabella as well as lands in western Nevada. Sierra Nevada National Forests.
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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
Inyo, Sequoia and Sierra National Forests Land Management Plans Revision
EIS
- Land management planning  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/27/2016
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2017 
Expected:11/2017
 
12/2017 Nevia Brown
7075629121
neviabrown@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Inyo, Sequoia and Sierra National Forests propose to revise their land management plans as guided by the 2012 Planning Rule
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=3375
Location: UNIT - Sequoia National Forest All Units, Sierra National Forest All Units, Inyo National Forest Units, Inyo National Forest All Units. STATE - California, Nevada. COUNTY - Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Mono, Tulare, Esmeralda, Mineral. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Entire Inyo National Forest, entire Sequoia National Forest outside of the Giant Sequoia National Monument, and the Sierra National Forest.
Mammoth Base Area Land Exchange
EIS

           *UPDATED*
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 07/07/2017
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 08/2018 
Expected:09/2018
 
09/2018 Janelle Walker
760-924-5523
janellelwalker@fs.fed.us 
Description: Exchange of approximately 35.6 acres of National Forest System land, currently under special use authorization to Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, located near the Main Lodge north of Highway 203 for approximately 1296.7 acres of private land in California
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=30428
Location: UNIT - Mammoth Ranger District, White Mountain Ranger District, Mt. Hough Ranger District, Mi-Wok Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Inyo, Mono, Plumas, Tuolumne. LEGAL - Land to be exchanged is located in T.3S, R. 27E., Sec 30, MDM. Proposal includes the addition of non-federal parcels to the Inyo, Plumas, and Stanislaus National Forests in California. The area near Main Lodge, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area would be exchanged for up to 11 non Federal parcels in Inyo, Mono, Plumas and Tuolumne Counties.
Mountain Yellow-legged frog research Special Use Permit on the Inyo and Sierra National Forests
CE
- Special use management
- Research and Development 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2017 
Expected:06/2017  06/2017 Kary Schlick
707-441-3625
kschlick@fs.fed.us 
Description: Dr. Ronald Knapp from UC Santa Barbara%u2019s Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory (SNARL) proposes to continue monitoring, research, and recovery activities for the mountain yellow-legged frog on the Inyo and Sierra National Forests.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=51828
Location: UNIT - Sierra National Forest All Units, Inyo National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno, Inyo, Madera, Mono, Tulare. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Within the Sierra Nevada Mountains on the Inyo and Sierra National Forests.
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Inyo 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
Closure of Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep Habitat to Pack Goat Use
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  On Hold  N/A  N/A Kary Schlick
760-873-2450
kschlick@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will address potential disease transmission from pack goat use on the endangered Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep. This project is a continuation of a previous closure which has expired.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=40094
Location: UNIT - Inyo National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Inyo, Mono. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The project includes the 11 SNBS herd units located on the Inyo NF.
Eradication and Control of Invasive Plants on the Inyo National Forest
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/19/2016
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 02/2018 
Expected:09/2018
 
10/2018 Blake Engelhardt
760-873-2495
bmengelhardt@fs.fed.us 
Description: Implement integrated plant management to control and eradicate non-native invasive plant infestations on the Inyo National Forest. To comment, click on "comment" on the right side of this page or email to comments-pacificsouthwest-inyo@fs.fed.us
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=38912
Location: UNIT - Inyo National Forest All Units. STATE - California, Nevada. COUNTY - Fresno, Inyo, Madera, Mono, Tulare, Esmeralda, Mineral. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Forestwide.
Issuance of 10 Year Priority Use Outfitter/Guide Fishing Permits
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jon Kazmierski
760-924-5503
jkazmierski@fs.fed.us 
Description: Trips to: Lee Vining Cr., June Lake Loop, Big Springs, Deadman Cr., Mammoth Lakes Basin, Middle Fork San Joaquin, Sotcher Lake, Starkweather Lake, Hot Creek, Convict Lake, McGee Cr., Rock Cr., Rock Cr. Lake, Pine Cr., Bishop Cr., No. Lk., So. Lk.
Location: UNIT - Inyo National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Inyo, Madera, Mono. LEGAL - Not Applicable. See Project Description.
Land and Resource Management Plan Revision
EIS

           *UPDATED*
- Land management planning  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/27/2016
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2018 
Expected:01/2019
 
03/2019 Debra Schweizer
760-873-2427
debraaschweizer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Revision of the 1988 Inyo National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan under the provisions of the 2012 National Forest System Planning Rule.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/inyo/landmanagement/planning
Location: UNIT - Inyo National Forest All Units. STATE - California, Nevada. COUNTY - Fresno, Inyo, Madera, Mono, Tulare, Esmeralda, Mineral. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Forestwide.
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Inyo 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
ECV Monument Special Use Permit Renewal
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/07/2016 
Expected:10/2017
 
11/2017 Carmen John
760-873-2510
cjohn@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a new permit to the Slim Princess Chapter of E. Clampus Vitus authorizing five historical markers located at various locations on the south zone Inyo National Forest. New permit term will be for 10 years.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=50842
Location: UNIT - White Mountain Ranger District, Mount Whitney Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Inyo. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Buttermilk Road near junction of Hwy 168; Parcher's Resort, South Fork Bishop Creek; Cardinal Gold Mine, Bishop Creek; Hwy 395 20 North of Bishop Sherwin Grade; Intake 2, Bishop Creek.
Reissue of 3 recreation event permits for a five year term:AdventureCorp,Summit Adventure,& NDZone
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/18/2017 
Expected:10/2017
 
10/2017 Rosalie Herrera
760-873-2455
raherrera@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of three recreation event permits for a term of 5 years: 1)AdventureCorp. Badwater Ultramarathon, 2)Summit Adventure bike ride from Badwater to Whitney Portal, 3) NDZone, White Mountain Double Century.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=52214
Location: UNIT - White Mountain Ranger District, Mount Whitney Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Inyo. LEGAL - Not Applicable. USFS Lands Whitney Portal Road for Badwater and Summit Adventure, Whitney R.D.. Loop around White Mountain Range for NDZone, White Mountain R.D.
Three Creeks Jeffrey Pine Forest Health & Restoration Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 07/27/2017 
Expected:11/2017
 
11/2017 Scott Kusumoto
760-924-5522
skusumoto@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Three Creeks Jeffrey Pine Forest Health & Restoration project objective is to provide for healthy forest conditions, promote establishment of old growth and reintroduce fire to the ecosystem.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=37712
Location: UNIT - Mammoth Ranger District, Mono Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - Not Applicable. All proposed treatment units lie within the Mono Lake and Mammoth Ranger Districts of the Inyo National Forest, Mono County, California.
Valley Electric Authority Nevada Broadband Installation
EA
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Rosalie Herrera
760-873-2455
raherrera@fs.fed.us 
Description: Valley Electric Authority (VEA), a Nevada utility company, is proposing to add broadband cables to existing utility lines, and renew their Special Use Permit. There would be about 10.5 miles of cable added to overhead lines, and 200 feet underground.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=51065
Location: UNIT - White Mountain Ranger District, Mono Ranger District. STATE - Nevada. COUNTY - Esmeralda, Mineral. LEGAL - Township 1N, Range 32 East and Range 33 East, and Township 2N, Range 33E. Along Highway 6 in Nevada, on the East side of Montgomery Pass, near the Esmeralda, Mineral County line.
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Inyo National Forest,   Mammoth 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
Airport Pit Disposal Site Permit Renewal
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2017 
Expected:01/2018  01/2018 Sheila Irons
760-924-5534
sirons@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of special use permit to the Town of Mammoth Lakes for operation of clean waste disposal at the Airport Pit
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=47812
Location: UNIT - Mammoth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Mammoth Airport Pit.
Amerigas Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Sheila Irons
760-924-5534
sirons@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install 100 feet of propane pipeline to connect existing pipeline on both ends of existing pipeline. This is the same project as the Rock Creek Energy Project. Rock Creek Energy was purchased by Amerigas.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=24750
Location: UNIT - Mammoth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - T3S, R27E, Sec 33. West of John Muir Rd. and ending at 924 Canyon Blvd.
California Department of Transportation, snow fence rebuild
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2017 
Expected:11/2017  05/2018 Sheila Irons
760-924-5534
sirons@fs.fed.us 
Description: reauthorization of existing three snow fences, as well as rebuilding of the one located north of the south June Lake Junction
Location: UNIT - Mammoth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Snow fences located at the intersection of Highways 395 &203, and on Highway 395 north of the June Lake Junction and Crestview flats.
Convict Lake Resort Master Development Plan (formerly Convict Lake Resort Equestrian R.V. Park)
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Jon Kazmierski
760-924-5503
jkazmierski@fs.fed.us 
Description: Facilities include 12 RV campsites with hook-ups; 6 temporary day use stalls, expansion of existing tack shed from 225' to 600' sq. ft.; 1,500 sq. ft. recreation building with toliets & showers, game room, laundry; new landscaping
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=36445
Location: UNIT - Mammoth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - T.4S., R.28E., Section 14. At existing horse corrals north of Convict Lake Resort.
Mammoth CD-IV Geothermal Monitoring Wells -Installation Off Lease
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/01/2017 
Expected:10/2017
 
10/2017 Margie DeRose
760-873-2424
mbderose@fs.fed.us 
Description: Inyo NF Mammoth District CD-IV Geothermal Monitoring Wells -Installation Off Lease on Forest Service Lands
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=50748
Location: UNIT - Mammoth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - Not Applicable. In the Town of Mammoth Lakes within the Mammoth RV Park, just south of Highway 203.
Mammoth Lakes Basin Hazardous Fuels Reduction
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/27/2016 
Expected:01/2018
 
08/2018 Eric Vane
760-924-5509
ericdvane@fs.fed.us 
Description: This is a fuels reduction project in the Mammoth Lakes Basin. The goal of treatments will be to create defensible space around private and Forest Service developments to facilitate fire suppression activities and reduce potential wildfire severity.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=50217
Location: UNIT - Mammoth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - Township 4.S, Range 27.E, Sections 7-9, 15-17, 22. 1/4 mile Southwest of Mammoth Lakes, CA in the Lakes Basin, adjacent to Lake Mary, George, Mamie, and Twin Lakes, 4 Miles West of Highway 395.
Mammoth Mountain Summer Experience Improvements
EA
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Carmen John
760-924-5518
cjohn@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project proposal includes trenching to lay electrical conduit and irrigation lines and subsequent backfill and revegetation. Total area 2.7 acres, adjacent to Canyon Lodge. The entire area has been previously disturbed during past development.
Location: UNIT - Mammoth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - T3S, R27E, SE1/4 of the NW 1/4 Section 33. Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, Canyon Lodge, slopeside.
Reds Meadow Valley Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Fuels management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Sue Farley
760-924-5535
sfarley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Hazardous fuels reduction treatments would be designed to provide defensible space at recreation sites and to create a fuelbreak along roads. Fuels treatment activities would include tree thinning, pruning and prescribed burning on approx. 1735 acres
Location: UNIT - Mammoth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Madera, Mono. LEGAL - Portions of Sections 14,15,22,23,25,26,34,35,36 of T3S, R26E & 2,3,11,14 of T4S, R26E & 28,29,30,31,32,33 of T3S, R27E. The project area is located in the Reds Meadow Valley, Madera County, CA and includes a corridor along Hwy. 203 from Minaret Vista to Earthquake Fault, Mono County, CA.
Southern California Edison Mammoth Distribution Area Permit Renewal
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2018 
Expected:04/2017  04/2017 Sheila Irons
760-924-5534
sirons@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of expired permit for Southern California Edision's electrical distribution lines in the Mammoth Distribution Area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=17905
Location: UNIT - Mammoth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - T.3S., R.28E., MDBM. Mammoth Distribution Area, Mammoth Lakes Area.
Town of Mammoth Lakes, airport fence
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Sheila Irons
760-924-5534
sirons@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction of wildlife safety fence adjacent to the Mammoth Yosemite Airport.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=47811
Location: UNIT - Mammoth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Adjacent to the Mammoth Yosemite Airport.
Town of Mammoth Lakes, snow disposal area permit reissuance.
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2017 
Expected:12/2017  12/2017 Sheila Irons
760-924-5534
sirons@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of expired permit to the Town of Mammoth for a snow disposal area
Location: UNIT - Mammoth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Off Highway 203, before the entrance to the Town of Mammoth Lakes.
Transfer Station, Town of Mammoth Lakes
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2018 
Expected:05/2019  06/2019 Sheila Irons
760-924-5534
sirons@fs.fed.us 
Description: Town of Mammoth Lakes 10-20 acre transfer site in anticipation of County landfill closing.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=49120
Location: UNIT - Mammoth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - Not Applicable. A site to be determined adjacent to the Town of Mammoth Lakes.
Vista Towers, multi-carrier facility at Little Antelope Communication Site
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2017 
Expected:04/2018  05/2018 Sheila Irons
760-924-5534
sirons@fs.fed.us 
Description: Placement of multi-carrier building and tower at the Little Antelope Communications Site
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=47317
Location: UNIT - Mammoth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - MDB&M, T. 3S., 28E., Sec 33. Little Antelope Communications Site, north of the Mammoth Yosemite Airport.
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Inyo National Forest,   Mono 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
Alpers Ranch Pipeline Replacement
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2018 
Expected:05/2018  06/2018 Sheila Irons
760-924-5534
sirons@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replacement of approximately 2,700 feet of pipeline that is currently under special use authorization
Location: UNIT - Mono Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Adjacent to the Alpers Ranch, located off of the Owens River Road.
Caltrans Gaz-Ex permit renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2017 
Expected:02/2018  02/2018 Sheila Irons
760-924-5534
sirons@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special Use Permit reissuance to the California Department of Transportation for avalanche control systems located in the June Lake and Lee Vining areas.
Location: UNIT - Mono Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Mt. Downs, above south June Lake Junction, and Lee Vining Hill, north of Lee Vining.
Driveway permit to private residence located in the Peterson Tract, June Lake Area
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2017 
Expected:03/2018  03/2018 Sheila Irons
760-924-5534
sirons@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a special use authorization for driveway for private residence
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=47810
Location: UNIT - Mono Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - Not Applicable. June Lake Loop, between Highway 158 and private property located in Peterson Tract.
June Lake Village Gateway Sign
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Sheila Irons
760-924-5534
sirons@fs.fed.us 
Description: June Lake Chamber of Commerce Gateway Sign to be located on Highway 395 outside the Caltrans Easement
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=44798
Location: UNIT - Mono Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Highway 395, outside of Caltrans Easement.
United States Geological Survey, installation of stream flow gauge on Deadman Creek.
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 08/08/2017  08/2017 Sheila Irons
760-924-5534
sirons@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation of stream flow gauge on Deadman Creek, within the Big Springs Campground
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=51576
Location: UNIT - Mono Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mono. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Deadman Creek, within the Big Springs campground, off of Owens River Road.
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Inyo National Forest,   Mount Whitney 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
Inyo SZ Desert Allotments Grazing Analysis
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 08/28/2017  01/2018 April Barron
760-924-5532
abarron@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analysis of grazing allotments on the South Zone of the Inyo National Forest, including the Alabama Hills, Ash Creek, George Creek, Olancha, and Tunawee Allotments
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=40657
Location: UNIT - Mount Whitney Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Inyo. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Grazing allotments in the southern portion of the Inyo National Forest along the escarpment of the Sierra Nevada.
Kennedy Meadows Campground Fuel Break Project
CE
- Fuels management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Erin Noesser
760-873-2545
elnoesser@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fuels reduction of shrubs and trees around the Kennedy Meadow Campground and access road, and the Wildrose Trailhead. Includes removing dead and dying trees. Treatment area will be 200-400 acres.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=50324
Location: UNIT - Mount Whitney Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tulare. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The area of the Inyo National Forest near the community of Kennedy Meadows.
Kern Plateau Grazing Allotments Analysis
EIS
- Grazing management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Margaret Wood
760-873-2515
mwood@fs.fed.us 
Description: Review and analysis of the Monache, Mulkey, Templeton and Whitney grazing allotments in the Golden Trout Wilderness on the Mt Whitney Ranger District
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34380
Location: UNIT - Mount Whitney Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Inyo, Tulare. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Templeton/Whitney Grazing Allotments in the Golden Trout Wilderness.
Kern Plateau Meadow Restoration Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Watershed management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Casey Shannon
760-873-2407
cshannon@fs.fed.us 
Description: Implement stream stabilization projects in Casa Vieja, Monache, Dutch, Strawberry, Brown and Mulkey Meadows, on the Kern Plateau. Work will include constructing new headcut stabilization structures, and repairing and maintaining existing structures.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=45953
Location: UNIT - Mount Whitney Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Inyo, Tulare. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Casa Vieja, Dutch, Brown, Monache, Strawberry, Mulkey on the Kern Plateau.
MCS Old 49er Mine Exploration and Production Plan of Operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology  On Hold  N/A  N/A Colleen Garcia
760-873-2424
colleenggarcia@fs.fed.us 
Description: MCS Old 49er Mine Exploration and Production Plan of Operation located in Mazourka Canyon within the Inyo National Forest
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=50746
Location: UNIT - Mount Whitney Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Inyo. LEGAL - CAMC 31348 Township 12S A Range 36 East Section 31 SW. Lode Mine tunnel and adjacent cabin at CAMC 31348 Township 12S A Range 36 East Section 31 SW.
Oak Creek Stream Restoration and Enhancement Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 09/07/2017  09/2017 Todd Ellsworth
760-873-2457
tellsworth@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restore hydrologic connectivity between the channel incised in the Oak Creek Flood, and the floodplain and side channels to restore the native Black Oak riparian area. Also, remove noxious weeds.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=50228
Location: UNIT - Mount Whitney Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Inyo. LEGAL - T13S, R34E, Section 3. On the North and South Fork of Oak Creek, near Independence, California.
Reissue 10 year permit to the Navy/China Lake for a resource seismic monitoring permit.
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/06/2017  09/2017 Rosalie Herrera
760-873-2455
raherrera@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue 10 year permit to the Navy/China Lake for a resource seismic monitoring permit.Reissue 10 year permit to the Navy/China Lake for a resource seismic monitoring permit.
Location: UNIT - Mount Whitney Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Inyo. LEGAL - T21S, R37E, S8 SE1/4 SE1/4. T21S, R37E, S8 SE1/4 SE1/4: USGS LONG CAYON 7. 5 MIN TOPO: Location- Hwy 395 ~92 miles south of the Mount Whitney Ranger District office, then west ~2 miles on dirt road.
Thacher School permit reissuance for the Golden Trout Camp
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2017 
Expected:12/2017  01/2018 Rosalie Herrera
760-873-2455
raherrera@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of a 10 year permit to Thacher School for their operations and facilities @ Golden Trout Camp (GTC). Thacher operates under a special use permit since 1976, the GTC for wilderness education. Name change to Golden Trout Wilderness School.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=52421
Location: UNIT - Mount Whitney Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Inyo. LEGAL - UTM Coordinates: Zone 11, 408046 mE, 4038135 mN SE ? SW ? S33, T16S, R35E and S3 T17S, R35E USGS 7.5 min topo Cirque Peak . UTM Coordinates: Zone 11, 408046 mE, 4038135 mN SE ? SW ? S33, T16S, R35E and S3 T17S, R35E USGS 7.5 min topo Cirque Peak. .
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Inyo National Forest,   White Mountain 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
Bishop and Pine Creek Fuels Reduction
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/01/2016 
Expected:11/2017
 
05/2018 Heather Stone
760-873-2561
hestone@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fuels reduction and vegetation improvement to protect communities, facilities, and recreation sites in the Bishop Creek and Pine Creek drainages.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=42921
Location: UNIT - White Mountain Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Inyo. LEGAL - Townships 6-8S, Ranges 30-31E. Near communities, developments, and recreation sites in the Bishop and Pine Creek drainages.
BraveHeart Trails Stock Crossing
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/17/2017  10/2017 Carmen John
760-873-2510
cjohn@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize the construction of approx. 275 ft of stock passable trail, from the existing authorized route, crossing Bishop Creek above Cardinal Village Resort. The crossing is necessary because the existing bridge crossing has been determined unsafe.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=50839
Location: UNIT - White Mountain Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Inyo. LEGAL - T.8S. R.31E. Section 29. Approximately 1/3 of a mile up stream of the Cardinal Village Resort property boundary, Bishop Creek.
Cottonwood Creek Road Restoration
CE
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jeff Novak
760-876-6231
jnovak@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improve the condition of the Cottonwood Creek Road to address resource concerns and safety issues. Work will include improving stream crossings to prevent the road from washing out in the future.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=45184
Location: UNIT - White Mountain Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Inyo. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The road is located in the White Mountains at the north end of the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest; this is a cherry-stem road into the White Mountains Wilderness off of Crooked Creek Rd.
Glacier Lodge Permit Reissuance
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/14/2017 
Expected:11/2017
 
12/2017 Shane Hoskins
760-873-2441
shaneahoskins@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue a 20 year resort special use permit for Glacier Lodge, in Big Pine Canyon
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=51300
Location: UNIT - White Mountain Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Inyo. LEGAL - Sec. 35 & 36, T9S, R32E Mt. Diablo Principle. At the end of Forest Road 9S21.
Inyo NF Abandoned Mine Lands Safety Project: Black Canyon Mines and Jean Blanc Mines
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 09/05/2017  09/2017 Colleen Garcia
760-873-2424
colleenggarcia@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will protect the health and safety of forest visitors by conducting specialist surveys to appropriately mitigate mine safety hazards present at two (2)AML sites located in both the White and the Inyo Mountains of the Inyo National Forest
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=50745
Location: UNIT - White Mountain Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Inyo. LEGAL - Jean Blanc Mines: Quad Name: Laws Meridian MDBM, Township 6South, Range 33East, Section 12 Black Canyon Mines Quad Name: Westgard Pass Meridian MDBM, Township 7South, Range 34East, Section 34 . Jean Blanc Mines: Quad Name: Laws Meridian MDBM, Township 6South, Range 33East, Section 12 Black Canyon Mines Quad Name: Westgard Pass Meridian MDBM, Township 7South, Range 34East, Section 34 .
Lake Sabrina Boat Landing and Restaurant Permit Reissuance
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/03/2017 
Expected:11/2017
 
12/2017 Shane Hoskins
760-873-2441
shaneahoskins@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuing a special use permit for a store/restaurant and boat dock at Lake Sabrina.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=50738
Location: UNIT - White Mountain Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Inyo. LEGAL - Lot #23 of Lake Sabrina Tract, NE 1/4 Section 31, T8S, R31E. Lake Sabrina - end of the road.
Reissuance of 5 year research permit to Texas A & M University authorized agent Michael Morse
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special area management  Completed  Actual: 09/01/2017  09/2017 Rosalie Herrera
760-873-2455
raherrera@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue permit: Professor Morrison purpose for this research is to continue survey of mines adits for hibernating bats in the region.
Location: UNIT - White Mountain Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Inyo, Mono. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Chocolate Mtn.E.of Gilbert Pass: Chocolate Mtn.E.of Gilbert Pass: Casa Diablo: Millie Gibson (Westgard): Grandview: Long Chance: Golden Webb: Betty Jumbo: Black Eagle : Mazourka Canyon.
Rock Creek Lake Resort Permit Reissuance
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/14/2017 
Expected:11/2017
 
12/2017 Shane Hoskins
760-873-2441
shaneahoskins@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuing a 20 year special use permit for the Rock Creek Lake Resort, with no changes to current operations.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=51299
Location: UNIT - White Mountain Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Inyo. LEGAL - Sec. 36, T5S, R29E, Mt. Diablo Principle. Across Rock Creek Road from the Rock Creek Lake outlet.
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