Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2021 to 09/30/2021
Klamath 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
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Klamath National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Klamath National Forest,  Goosenest Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Klamath National Forest,  Happy Camp Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Klamath National Forest,  SCOTT RIVER RANGER DISTRICT (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Klamath National Forest,  Salmon River 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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R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Six Rivers Hazardous Fuels and Fire Management Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2021 
Expected:05/2022  07/2022 Carol Spinos
707-441-3561
carol.spinos@usda.gov 
Description: The Fuels & Fire Project would authorize a set of manual and mechanical land management tools to prepare our landscapes for up to 8,000 acres of prescribed burning every year.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57348
Location: UNIT - Six Rivers National Forest All Units, Orleans/Ukonom Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Del Norte, Humboldt, Siskiyou, Trinity. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The proposal encompasses all administrative units on the Six Rivers NF, including the Ukonom District of the Klamath National Forest.
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Klamath 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
Pacific Power Master Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/25/2020 
Expected:04/2021
 
04/2021 John Thornton
530-841-4410
john.thornton@usda.gov 
Description: Consolidation of 16 existing special use permits to promote efficiency of the operation and maintenance of the existing permits.
Location: UNIT - Klamath National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Siskiyou. LEGAL - Humboldt Meridian: T16N R7E, T16N R8E, T17N R7E, T17N R8E, T18N R6E, T18N R7E Mount Diablo Meridian: T40N R7W, T40N R8W, T41N R9W, T43N R1W, T43N R4W, T44N R1E, T44N R1W, T44N R2W, T44N R3W . Transmission and distribution lines servicing Siskiyou County. Notably, the lines service Happy Camp, Yreaka, Dorris, and Macdoel California.
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Klamath National Forest,   Goosenest 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
Bray and Horsethief Grazing Allotment Analysis
EA
- Grazing management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Matthew Slifko
(530) 841-4480
matthew.slifko@usda.gov 
Description: To inform the responsible official of the environmental consequences of re-authorizing livestock grazing. Water Board 2010 Waiver Category B.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=41645
Location: UNIT - Goosenest Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Siskiyou. LEGAL - T43NR1W S2-3,10-11; T44NR1E S5-8,17-20,29,30; T44NR1W S1-4,10-15,22-28,33-36; T44NR2W, S1-10,16-19; T44NR3W S 1-4,10-14,24; T45NR1W S34-35; T45NR2W S6-9,16-22,27-35; T45NR3W S1-2,10-16,21-28,33-36 MDM. Bray, 13 miles SE of Macdoel CA, Horsethief, 10 miles SW of Macdoel CA. 5th-field watersheds: Butte Creek, Antelope Creek-Red Rock, and Little Shasta River. See comments for 7th-field HUC's.
Pumice Vegetation Management Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 06/30/2021 
Expected:10/2021
 
01/2022 Bradley Barrett
530-643-1302
Bradley.Barrett@usda.gov 
Description: Reduce fuel loads and improve forest health: 9,310 acre project area; 6,209 acres treatment. Water Board Waiver Category B.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=30290
Location: UNIT - Goosenest Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Siskiyou. LEGAL - Township 43 North, Range 1 East, Sections 12-13, 24; Township 43 North, Range 2 East, Sections 2-11, 14-22, 29-30; Township 44 North, Range 2 East, Sections 31-33, Mt Diablo Meridian. Tamarack Flat (18010204130100) 7th field watershed; between Garner Mountain and Davis Rd (S. of four corners).
Rim Rock Water Pipeline Replacement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/20/2021 
Expected:07/2021
 
09/2021 Dani Balin
5303985776
Dani.Sundet@usda.gov 
Description: Remove and replace approximately 1 mile of pipeline used to water livestock and wildlife. A small ditch may be dug. An excavator or dozer with a ripper may be used. A trough may be added to the system near the existing water tank. RWB waiver n/a.
Location: UNIT - Goosenest Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Siskiyou. LEGAL - Township 45 N 1 W Sections 14, 15, and 23. Approximately 12 miles south of MACDOEL, CA.
South End
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/31/2019
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 06/2021 
Expected:07/2022
 
05/2023 Catherine Means
5303985767
catherine.means@usda.gov 
Description: Vegetation management and fuels reduction project with watershed restoration, resource protection, and public safety aspects. Water Board Waiver Category B expected.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56560
Location: UNIT - Goosenest Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Siskiyou. LEGAL - Portions of Township 42 N, Range 1-3 W, and 1 E; Township 43 N, Range 1-4 W and 1 and 2 E; Township 44 N, Range 1 and 2 W and 1 E. The project is about 13 miles south of Macdoel, CA. It covers approximately 100,000 acres in headwaters of Butte and Antelope Creeks along the border with the Shasta-Trinity National Forest.
T-Mobile Herd Peak Backup Generator
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/06/2021  05/2021 John Thornton
530-841-4410
john.thornton@usda.gov 
Description: Installation of an emergency, backup generator at the existing T-Mobile wireless communications facility at the Herd Peak Communication Site. Water Board Waiver not applicable.
Location: UNIT - Goosenest Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Siskiyou. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The generator is located on Herd Peak, approximately 17 miles northwest of Tennant, California.
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Klamath National Forest,   Happy Camp 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
Arrowhead #1 Mining Claim Exploratory Investigation
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 05/06/2021  05/2021 Alonzo Jackson
530-493-1735
alonzo.jackson@usda.gov 
Description: Plan of Operations to conduct an exploratory operation for one year or less on mining claim Arrowhead #1. The exploratory trench/pit would be a test site to explore for mineralization and would be reclaimed following excavation. Waterboard waiver n/a
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58191
Location: UNIT - Happy Camp Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Siskiyou. LEGAL - Township 19 North, Range 6 East, Section 35 Humboldt Meridian. Located off Forest Service Road 19N07 approximately 12 miles north of Happy Camp, CA. Located in the Upper Indian Creek 6th field watershed.
Horse Creek Community WUI Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/05/2021 
Expected:09/2021
 
09/2021 Chris Hays
530-841-4441
chris.hays@usda.gov 
Description: Purpose is to reduce hazardous fuels on private property near Forest boundaries. Federally funded (Stevens Funding) with the Horse Creek Fire Safe Council. Water Board Waiver N/A, private land.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56852
Location: UNIT - Happy Camp Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Siskiyou. LEGAL - T46N, R9W, Section 6; T46N, R10W, Sections 1-5,7-11 13-17, 19, 21, 23, 27 and 35; T47N, R9W, Section 31; and T47N, R10W, Sections 16-17, 21-23, 25, 27-31, and 34-36 of the Mt. Diablo Meridian. Horse Creek, CA - Private land north of Little Baldy toward Condrey Mountain. East Fork Horse Creek, Buckhorn Creek, Middle Creek, Lower Horse Creek, Sambo Gulch-Klamath River 7th field watersheds.
Oak Knoll Range
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 06/17/2020 
Expected:09/2021
 
09/2021 Kaleigh Maze
530-643-6221
Kaleigh.Maze@usda.gov 
Description: Authorize cattle grazing within East Beaver, Ash Creek, and Hornbrook Allotments and implement an adaptive management strategy. Water Board Waiver Category B expected.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56842
Location: UNIT - Happy Camp Ranger District. STATE - California, Oregon. COUNTY - Siskiyou, Jackson. LEGAL - Portions of T46N, R7W & R8W; T47N, R7W & R8W; T48N, R8W & R9W, MDM; Portions of T41S, R1E, R1W & R2W; T40S R1E & R1W, WM. Nine miles north of Yreka, CA in Beaver Creek, Cottonwood Creek, Klamath River-Bogus, and Klamath River-Humbug 5th field watersheds.
Slater Fire 250 acre Salvage
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/01/2021 
Expected:07/2021
 
08/2021 Lisa Bousfield
530-493-1766
lisa.bousfield@usda.gov 
Description: Salvage harvest within the Slater Fire footprint up to 250 acres with follow-up reforestation. Waterboard waiver B.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59789
Location: UNIT - Happy Camp Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Siskiyou. LEGAL - Township 17 North Range 7 East Sections 2,3,4,9,10,11,14 and 15; Humboldt Meridian. North of Happy Camp, California; within the Slater Fire footprint; East Fork Indian Creek and Luther-Gulch-Indian Creek 7th field watersheds.
Thompson Legacy Sediment Sites
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2021 
Expected:09/2021  09/2021 Anna Chinchilli
530-493-1724
Anna.Chinchilli@usda.gov 
Description: Treatment of legacy sites within the Thompson Plantation Thin Project area. Waterboard waiver Category B expected.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=60064
Location: UNIT - Happy Camp Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Siskiyou. LEGAL - T.17N., R.7E., Sections 12 and 13. T.17N., R38E. Sections 4,5,7,8,9,16 to 20, 28 to 30, 32 and 33; Humboldt Meridian. Two miles from Happy Camp, CA near the community of Thompson Creek. Lower Thompson Creek, Ladd Creek-Klamath River, and Seattle Creek-Klamath River 7th Field Watersheds.
Thompson Plantation Thin Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/15/2020 
Expected:08/2021
 
08/2021 Jason Henkle
530-493-1742
jason.henkle@usda.gov 
Description: Commercial and noncommercial thinning of plantations with understory fuels reduction using either underburning, mastication, mechanical or hand thin, pile and burn. Waterboard Waiver Category B.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56747
Location: UNIT - Happy Camp Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Siskiyou. LEGAL - Township 17 North, Range 7 East, Sections 12 and 13. Township 17 North, Range 8 East, Sections 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 16 to 20, 28 to 30, 32 and 33; Humboldt Meridian. North to Northeast of Happy Camp, California. Lower Thompson Creek, Ladd Creek-Klamath River, and Seattle Creek-Klamath River 7th Field Watersheds.
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Klamath National Forest,   SCOTT 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
Arland Costa Special Use Permit Renewal
EA
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Gay Baxter
530-468-1210
gbaxter@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renew special use permit for livestock area. NCRWQCB waiver category B.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=40202
Location: UNIT - Scott River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Siskiyou. LEGAL - Township 44 North, Ragne 8 West, Sections 22, 26, and 36, Mt. Diablo Meridian. About 5 miles northeast of Fort Jones, California off of West Moffett Creek Road (Luce Gulch-Moffett Creek 7th field watershed 18010208030304; Crooked Gulch-Moffett Cr 18010208030302).
Cabin Meadows Habitat Enhancement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2021 
Expected:07/2021  08/2021 Maija Meneks
775-778-6139
maija.meneks@usda.gov 
Description: To expand the meadow enhancement area planned for Cabin Meadows by removing small diameter conifer encroachment on about 35 acres adjacent to previously planned meadow enhancement work.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=60265
Location: UNIT - Scott River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Siskiyou. LEGAL - Township 41 North; Range 7 West; Section 36; Mount Diablo Meridian. Cabin Meadows located about 10 miles east of the town of Callahan, California in Siskiyou County.
Callahan Water District Special Use Permit Amendment
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2021 
Expected:09/2021  10/2021 Gay Baxter
530-468-1210
gay.baxter@usda.gov 
Description: Improvements to the Callahan Water District's water system, including the intake structure, storage, water treatment, and distribution. Water Waiver NA.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=60340
Location: UNIT - Scott River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Siskiyou. LEGAL - Township 40 North, Range 8 West, Sections 16, 17, 20, 21, 28, 29, 31, and 32; Township 40 North, Range 9 West, Section 36; Mount Diablo Meridian. Near the town of Callahan, California, in Siskiyou County. Water system improvements would be constructed primarily on the south side of Highway 3 along South Fork Road, and along McKeen Road.
East Fork Scott
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 11/18/2020  11/2020 Maija Meneks
775-778-6139
mmeneks@fs.fed.us 
Description: To improve conditions within the E Fork Scott watershed. Treatments within 31,540 acres may include meadows, riparian areas, fuels reduction, mine reclamation, stand density reduction, and wildlife habitat improvements. RWB Waiver Category B expected
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=50878
Location: UNIT - Scott River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Siskiyou. LEGAL - 10 mi NE of Callahan, CA in Siskiyou Co in T40N R6W S5-8, and 18; T40N R7W S1-5, 8-23, 27-33; T40N R8W S4, 10, 12-15, 23, 24; T41N R6W S7, 18-20, 29-31; T41N, R7W, S1, 2, 11-14, 22-27, 32-36 Central M. See Other Project Information.
Gunsight-Humbug Ridge Siskiyou Mariposa Lily Integrated Pest Management
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 06/21/2021  07/2021 Erin Lonergan
530-841-4403
erin.lonergan@usda.gov 
Description: Integrated pest management project to protect and enhance habitat for the Siskiyou mariposa lily. Water Board Waiver Category A expected.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53734
Location: UNIT - Scott River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Siskiyou. LEGAL - Township 45 North, Range 7 West, Sections 17-20, and Township 45 North, Range 8 West, Sections 13-17, 20-24, and 27-29. Mount Diablo Meridian. About 3 miles west and slightly north of Yreka. Located within the Humbug-Klamath River, Yreka Creek-Shasta River, and Moffett Creek 5th field watersheds.
Lake Mountain & Middle Tompkins Grazing
EA
- Grazing management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Stephanie McMorris
530-468-1226
smcmorris@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize cattle grazing within Lake Mt. and Middle Tompkins allotments under an adaptive management strategy. Water Board Waiver Category B.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=41986
Location: UNIT - Scott River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Siskiyou. LEGAL - T44N, R11W, Sec. 3-10, 16-18; T44N, R12W Sec. 1,12,13; T45N, R11W, Sec. 2-5, 8-11, 14-23, 26-34; T45N, R12W, Sec. 25, 36; T46N, R11W Sec. 17, 20, 21, 26-29, 32-36, Mt. Diablo Meridian. This project encompasses 24,868 acres on the Oak Knoll and Scott River RD boundary near Lake Mtn & Tom Martin Pk. (HUCs 18010208060402;-601;-401; & -403; 18010206110303; & -304).
McAdams Creek Mines
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2021 
Expected:08/2022  09/2022 Gay Baxter
530-468-1210
gbaxter@fs.fed.us 
Description: Mining plan of operations proposed to mine the McAdams Creek Mines. Materials would be milled on site at a camp landing pad, materials would be disposed of on site. Plan of operations is for a ten year operation. Water Board Waiver n/a.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=54714
Location: UNIT - Scott River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Siskiyou. LEGAL - Township 45 North, Range 8 West, Section 27, Mount Diablo Meridian. Located about 10.5 miles northeast of the Town of Fort Jones, California, in Siskiyou County. Mine site is located between the 45N58Y and 45N58 roads, to the South of McAdams Creek Road.
Pacific Power Underground Installation to Scott River Lodge
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Gay Baxter
530-468-1210
gbaxter@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install underground power line through 3-inch diameter conduit in Scott River Road for 1.1 miles for Pacific Power to provide services to a private customer. Water Board Waiver Cat. A
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59017
Location: UNIT - Scott River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Siskiyou. LEGAL - Township 44 North, Range 11 West, Sections 2, 3, and 10, Mount Diablo Meridian. Scott River Road about 15 miles west of Fort Jones, CA, Siskiyou County.
Recreation Outfitter and Guides Special Use Permits Analysis
EA
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Samuel Commarto
530-468-1203
sjcommarto@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analyze the reauthorization of Recreation Outfitter and Guide Special Use Permits. Water Board Waiver N/A.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=51086
Location: UNIT - Scott River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Siskiyou. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Marble Mountains, Trinity Alps, Russian Wilderness, and nearby non-wilderness areas.
Siskiyou Telephone Special Use Permit Amendment for Phone Line Installation
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Gay Baxter
530-468-1210
gbaxter@fs.fed.us 
Description: Amend Special Use Permit to plow down 1100 feet to install an underground phone line to a private residence. Water Board Waiver exempt.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=47848
Location: UNIT - Scott River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Siskiyou. LEGAL - T44N, R9W, Section 2, Mount Diablo Meridian. Lower Indian Creek 7th field watershed (HUC 18010208050102) .
South Fork Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Forest products  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/24/2020
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 12/2021 
Expected:05/2022
 
06/2022 Danika Carlson
530-468-1225
danika.carlson@usda.gov 
Description: To provide for safe ingress and egress in the event of a large-scale wildfire for public and firefighting resources; as well as promote resiliency of forested lands to insects and disease, and the effects of large-scale wildfire. RWB Cat. B expected.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56565
Location: UNIT - Scott River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Siskiyou. LEGAL - T39N, R9W, Sections 16, 19, 20, and 29; T39N, R10W, Sections 17, 18, 20-24, 26 and 28-31; T39N, R11W, Sections 25, 26, 35, and 36; and T38N, R11W, Sections 1, 2, 11, 12, 15, 21, 22, and 29, MDM. Located northeast of Cecilville, CA in Siskiyou County, CA. Along the South Fork Salmon River and Trail Creek Loop roads between Carter Meadows and the town of Cecilville.
Yreka WUI Hazardous Fuels Reduction on Private Land
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Fuels management  Completed  Actual: 05/12/2021  05/2021 Danika Carlson
530-468-1225
danika.carlson@usda.gov 
Description: Fuel reduction on 250 acres, with additional acreage in future phases, between the City of Yreka and the Forest Service Craggy Vegetation Management Project area. Water Board Waiver N/A, on private land.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53573
Location: UNIT - Scott River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Siskiyou. LEGAL - T44N, R8W, Section 1; T45N, R8W Sections 25, 26, and 36; T45N, R7W, Section s 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 16-21, 30, and 31; Mount Diablo Meridian. West of the city of Yreka, in the Middle Fork Humbug Creek, Greenhorn Creek, Yreka City - Yreka Creek, Long Gulch, and Rocky Gulch - Yreka Creek 7th field watersheds.
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Klamath National Forest,   Salmon 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
Bear Country Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/07/2019
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 07/2021 
Expected:11/2021
 
11/2021 Danika Carlson
530-468-1225
danika.carlson@usda.gov 
Description: The proposed project encompasses about 40,000 acres and is located on the Salmon River Ranger District. The focus is on fuels reduction for community protection and stand health. Water Board waiver Category B.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=54255
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Siskiyou. LEGAL - Township 10 North, Range 7 East, Sections 13 and 24; T10N, R8E, Sections 7-9, 16-21, and 29, Humboldt Meridian; T39N R12W, Sections 3-30, 32-36; T40N, R12W, Sections 13, 22-29,32; Mt Diablo Meridian. Located on the Salmon River Ranger District, East of Forks of Salmon, West of Sawyers Bar, and Northwest of Cecilville, California in Siskiyou County.
Bentley, H. New Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Gay Baxter
530-468-1210
gbaxter@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a new special use permit to install a new above-ground water line. No new disturbance is proposed with this project. Water Board Waiver N/A.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=47849
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Siskiyou. LEGAL - T10N, R8E, Section 20, Humboldt Meridian. McNeal Creek-South Fork 7th Field Watershed (HUC 18010210010803) .
California Highway Patrol Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Gay Baxter
530-468-1210
gbaxter@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renew a special use permit for radio service facility on Eddy Gulch. NCWQCB waiver - exempt.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=37191
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Siskiyou. LEGAL - Township 39 North, Range 11 West, Section 15 Mt. Diablo Meridian. Eddy Gulch Communications Site, about two miles north of Sawyers Bar, CA in the Eddy Gulch 7th field watershed (18010210020703).
Cecilville Fire & Hose Company Special Use Permit Amendment
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/13/2017 
Expected:12/2021
 
12/2021 Gay Baxter
530-468-1210
gay.baxter@usda.gov 
Description: Special use permit and amendment to include installation of metal service building for the storage of fire trucks and rescue vehicles at the Forest Service administrative site in Forks of Salmon, CA. Water Board Waiver n/a.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=37184
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Siskiyou. LEGAL - Township 10 N, Range 7 East, Section 13 Humboldt Meridian. On the Forest Service administrative site in Forks of Salmon, CA. Horn Creek-Salmon River 7th field watershed (18010210040202).
China Point
EIS
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Gay Baxter
530-468-1210
gbaxter@fs.fed.us 
Description: Response to proposed Plan of Operations to mine the China Point claim, in compliance with General Mining Act of 1872. China Point is a 30-acre unpatented mining claim. Water Board Waiver n/a; permits requested by mining claimants.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=49756
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Siskiyou. LEGAL - T 40 North, R 12 West, southwest quadrant of Section 28 and the northwest quadrant of Section 33, Mt. Diablo Meridian. Olsen Creek-North Fork Salmon 7th field, and Olsen Creek 6th field watershed. Located between the NF Salmon River and the Salmon River Rd. NE of Forks of Salmon, CA in Siskiyou Cty, South of the Sawyers Bar Road and North of the N Fork Salmon Rd.
Discovery Day Mine
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/11/2018
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 07/2021 
Expected:12/2021
 
12/2021 Gay Baxter
530-468-1210
gay.baxter@usda.gov 
Description: Plan of Operations proposed to mine the Discovery Day claim. The Discovery Day Mine is an established mine site that consists of a road, three working pads, and underground tunnels. Water Board Waiver n/a.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=52448
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Siskiyou. LEGAL - Township 9 North, Range 8 East, Sections 6 and 7; Humboldt Meridian. Located on the southeast side of a ridge between the east and west fork drainages of Knownothing Creek in the Klamath National Forest, approximately 3 miles southeast of Forks of Salmon, California.
Forks of Salmon Post Office Special Use Permit Renewal and Amendment
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/26/2021 
Expected:06/2021
 
07/2021 Gay Baxter
530-468-1210
gay.baxter@usda.gov 
Description: To renew an existing special use permit for the operation and maintenance of the post office at Forks of Salmon. Permit would be amended to include 120 feet of buried waterline to the post office.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=60174
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Siskiyou. LEGAL - Township 10 North, Range 7 East, Section 13, Humboldt Meridian. Located within the town of Forks of Salmon, California in Siskiyou County.
Petersburg Administrative Site Fuels Maintenance
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2021 
Expected:09/2021  10/2021 Josh Schmalenberger
530-468-1269
josh.schmalenberger@usda.gov 
Description: Proposed to protect the Petersburg Administrative Site infrastructure from the occurrence of wildfires and restore fire's role in the ecosystem. The proposed action is to reduce fuels through prescribed fire and hand thinning. Water Waiver Cat. A.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58737
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Siskiyou. LEGAL - Township 37 North, Range 11 West, Section 3; and Township 38 North, Range 11 West, Section 34; Mount Diablo Meridian. The Petersburg Administrative site is located 2 miles up Caribou Road, east of the community of Cecilville, CA in Siskiyou County.
Red Bank Habitat Enhancement Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/15/2020
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 08/2021 
Expected:11/2021
 
11/2021 Danika Carlson
530-468-1225
danika.carlson@usda.gov 
Description: To increase abundance of complex off-channel habitat for coho salmon, spring-run Chinook, and other salmonids by providing both winter high flow and summer thermal refugia at the Red Bank river bar on the N. Fk Salmon River. Water Waiver not eligible
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56532
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Siskiyou. LEGAL - Township 40 North, Range 12 West, Section 28, Mount Diablo Meridian. North Fork Salmon River, about 7.5 river miles upstream of its confluence with the South Fork Salmon River near Forks of Salmon, California, in the Kanaka-Olsen 7th field watershed.
Red Salmon Fire Recovery
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2021 
Expected:03/2022  04/2022 Danika Carlson
530-468-1225
danika.carlson@usda.gov 
Description: To accelerate the re-establishment of burned forest areas, reduce the amount of future dead and down fuel loading and create a ridgetop fuel break at strategic locations within the Red Salmon Fire footprint. Water Waiver Cat. B.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=60333
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Siskiyou. LEGAL - Township 10 North, Range 7 East, Sections 34 and 35; Township 9 North, Range 7 East, Sections 2, 3, 9, 10, 15, and 16; Humboldt Meridian. Located about 2 miles southwest of the community of Forks of Salmon, CA in Siskiyou County.
Siskiyou Telephone Sawyers Bar Generator Special Use Permit Amendment
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 03/19/2021  04/2021 Gay Baxter
530-468-1210
gbaxter@fs.fed.us 
Description: To provide power to equipment to maintain phone and internet services to Salmon River communities.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59678
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Siskiyou. LEGAL - Township 40 North, Range 11 West, Section 29, Mount Diablo Meridian. Within the community of Sawyers Bar, California, via the 40N57 Road.
UNAVCO Special Use Permit Amendment
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 04/01/2021  05/2021 Gay Baxter
530-468-1210
gay.baxter@usda.gov 
Description: UNAVCO operates geodetic monitoring at Blue Ridge and proposes to install new seismic monitoring equipment for the Earthquake Early Warning System. Water Board waiver Category A.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58303
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Siskiyou. LEGAL - Township 39 North, Range 12 East, Section 11, Mount Diablo Meridian. Located at Blue Ridge Lookout, 8 miles southwest of the town of Sawyers Bar, CA.
Wisniski Special Use Permit Amendment
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Gay Baxter
530-468-1210
gay.baxter@usda.gov 
Description: Amend permit to include 1/4 mile of an existing road on private property, for access to the Mountain Laurel Mine for commercial haul of ore to mill site located on another private parcel, and add a private water line. Water Board waiver category B.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=38618
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Siskiyou. LEGAL - Township 39 North, Range 11 West, Sections 4 & 9, Mt. Diablo Meridian. In the Eddy Gulch watershed, approximately 1.5 miles south of Sawyers Bar (Eddy Gulch 7th field watershed: 18010210020703).
Yellow Jacket Ridge
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Marissa Jones
530-468-1276
mjones03@fs.fed.us 
Description: Precommercial thinning, release and fuels reduction in plantations and in natural stands on about 2,600 acres along Yellow Jacket Ridge. Water Board Waiver Category B.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=31769
Location: UNIT - Salmon River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Siskiyou. LEGAL - Township 10N Range 7E Sec 1-3, 11-13; Township 11N Range 7E Sec 35-36; Township 10N Range 8E Sec 4-9, 18; Township 11N Range 8E Sec 20, 21, 28-33; (HM) and Township 40N Range 12W Sec 14-24, 27-32; MDM. National Forest System lands one to nine miles northeast of Forks of Salmon, CA. Salmon River-Crapo Creek (180102100401) & Lower NF Salmon River (180102100208) 6th field watersheds.
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