Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2020 to 12/31/2020
Lassen 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, Lassen National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Lassen National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Lassen National Forest,  Almanor Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Lassen National Forest,  Eagle Lake Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Lassen National Forest,  Hat Creek 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
- 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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Lassen 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
Lassen NF Communication Uses Permit Reissuance Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/07/2020  10/2020 Nancy Barrera
530-257-2151
nbarrera@fs.fed.us 
Description: Lassen National Forest proposes to issue new special use authorizations for existing communication uses on the Forest, to replace existing or expired authorization terms.
Location: UNIT - Lassen National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Antelope Lookout, Keddie Ridge, Turner Mtn., Table Mtn.,Hamilton Mtn., West Prospect, Hat Creek, and Morgan Summit.
Lassen National Forest Motor Vehicle Use Map Update Project
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/05/2019
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 09/2020 
Expected:12/2020
 
01/2021 Leslie Ross
530-252-6622
lross@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project enhances off-highway motorized recreation opportunity by increasing the mileage of existing roads and connectivity of routes, available to off highway vehicles, while providing for public safety and protecting resources.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55457
Location: UNIT - Lassen National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte, Lassen, Plumas, Shasta, Tehama. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Multiple linear features throughout Lassen National Forest.
Lassen National Forest Over-Snow Vehicle(OSV) Use Designation
EIS

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 04/04/2018 
Expected:12/2020
 
12/2020 Chris Obrien
530-252-6698
cjobrien@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service is evaluating management of over snow vehicle (OSV) use on the Lassen National Forest for the designation of LNF system roads, trails, and areas where OSV use will be allowed.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=45832
Location: UNIT - Lassen National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Forest wide existing miles of groomed OSV trails and open cross country areas of the LNF which receive adequate snowfall for OSV use to occur.
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Lassen 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
Hat Creek-Westwood Hazard Reduction Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/22/2019 
Expected:02/2021
 
04/2021 Andrew Orlemann
530.252.6693
andrew.orlemann@usda.gov 
Description: The project involves timber stand improvements designed to reduce hazards associated with PG&E's Hat Creek to Westwood transmission line.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56660
Location: UNIT - Hat Creek Ranger District, Eagle Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen, Shasta. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Township (T) 35 North (N), Range (R) 40 East (E); T35N, R50E; T34N, R50E; T34N, R60E; T33N, R60E; T33N, R70E; T32N, R70E; T32N, R80E; T31N, R80E; T30N, R90E;and T29N, R90E of the Mount Diablo Meridian.
Southwest Lassen Watershed Improvement Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Watershed management  Completed  Actual: 08/12/2020  08/2020 Chris Obrien
530-252-6698
cjobrien@fs.fed.us 
Description: The LNF proposes a limited set of activities that could be implemented to address the purpose and need. The activities can be categorized into two different types: activities at road-stream intersections and rehabilitation of non-NFS routes.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=54111
Location: UNIT - Almanor Ranger District, Hat Creek Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte, Lassen, Plumas, Shasta, Tehama. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The project area includes Lassen NF lands within Old Cow, Battle, Antelope, Mill, Deer, Big Chico, Butte and upper Feather River watersheds.
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Lassen National Forest,   Almanor 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
Butte County Radio Repeater Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/01/2020 
Expected:10/2020
 
08/2021 Nancy Barrera
530-258-5107
nbarrera@fs.fed.us 
Description: LNF proposes for Butte Co Sheriff's Office S&R to install a VHF radio repeater including shelter, batteries, antenna, and solar panels, an emergency radio communications repeater by issuing a Special Use Authorization for private mobile radio service
Location: UNIT - Almanor Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Township 26 North, Range 5 East, Section 3, at an elevation of 7,087 feet ASL. The project location is located west of Lost Lake on the Almanor Ranger District and approximately 700 feet east of the Pacific Crest Trail.
Jones Meadow Fuels Reduction
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2020 
Expected:03/2021  06/2021 Jennifer Erickson
530-258-5141
jlerickson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project proposes to improve defensibility of the Jones Meadow Community by removing surface fuels & snags to reduce potential fire behavior, reduce hazards to fire fighters, improve stand health & reduce the threat of wildfire in the project area.
Location: UNIT - Almanor Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte. LEGAL - T25N, R5E, Section 32. Mount Diablo Meridian. Jones Meadow is 18 mi NE of the town of Paradise and roughly 3 mi from the edge of the 2000 Storrie Fire perimeter. The project is located within the Mt Hope Management Area (47).
Robbers Creek Watershed
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/14/2019
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 10/2020 
Expected:12/2020
 
04/2021 Coye Burnett
530-258-5197
coye.burnett@usda.gov 
Description: The Robbers Creek Watershed EA project objective is to restore watershed health by implementing treatments that improve the ecological resilience of aspen, meadow, stream and forest habitats.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56356
Location: UNIT - Almanor Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen, Plumas. LEGAL - T29N R8E sec. 1, 2, 12, 13; T29N R9E sec. 6, 7, 18, 19 and 20; T30N R8 sec. 7, 9, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 26, 27, 34 and 35; MDM. Located within the Swain Management Area, on the Almanor Ranger District. The southern extent of the project boundary is located 2.5 miles North of Westwood, CA on Hwy A-21 and north to Barnes Flat.
West Shore Community Wildfire Protection Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 09/23/2020 
Expected:02/2021
 
05/2021 Matthew Cerney
530-258-5191
matthew.cerney@usda.gov 
Description: Mixed-conifer forest veg mgt project designed to 1)reduce haz fuels within WUI;2)increase forest health and veg diversity;3)provide an economic benefit to the local community;4)Protect ecosystems and wildlife habitat;5)Improve forest health in RCAs
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56312
Location: UNIT - Almanor Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - T. 27N, R. 8E, Sections 18, 19, 20, and 30; T27N, R7E, Sec. 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 23, and 24; Mount Diablo Meridian. In Plumas County, CA on the Lassen National Forest adjacent to Lake Almanor's west shore, surrounding the communities of Lake Almanor West and Prattville & the Rocky Point Campground.
Yellow Creek Watershed Restoration
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/01/2020
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 11/2020 
Expected:01/2021
 
08/2021 Coye Burnett
530-258-5197
coye.burnett@usda.gov 
Description: Project aims to recover the ecological potential of meadows, aspen, riparian and forested vegetation in the project area by restoring their form and function to a self-sustaining state that is resilient to a range of future conditions and wildfire.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57968
Location: UNIT - Almanor Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - The project area falls within Township 27 North, Range 6 East, Sections 27, 34, and 35 Mount Diablo Base Meridian (MDBM). The Yellow Creek Project is located on the Lassen National Forest on the Almanor Ranger District (Figure 1). The project encompasses approximately 4 miles of Yellow Creek within the Upper Feather River Watershed in Plumas County, CA.
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Lassen National Forest,   Eagle Lake 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
Acer Vegetation Management Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/25/2019
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 01/2021 
Expected:05/2021
 
06/2021 Andrew Orlemann
530-252-6693
andrew.orlemann@usda.gov 
Description: Project objectives are fuels reduction, forest health improvement and watershed restoration. Activities include:Plantation thinning & windrow redistribution; fuels thinning; prescribed burning; and transportation management.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55762
Location: UNIT - Eagle Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Lassen National Forest, Eagle Lake Ranger District, Approximately 20 miles northwest of Susanville, Lassen County, California.
Bizz Johnson Trail Post-Fire Repairs
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2020 
Expected:11/2020  11/2020 Kirsten Pasero
530-257-4188
kirsten.pasero@usda.gov 
Description: The proposal is to repair areas of the Bizz Johnson National Historic Trail (BJT) damaged by the Hog Fire in July 2020 on the Lassen National Forest, specifically replacement or repair of drainage structures that were damaged or destroyed.
Location: UNIT - Eagle Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The project is located on the section of the Bizz Johnson National Historic Trail between the Devil's Corral Trailhead and the Goumaz Campground, approximately 8 miles W of Susanville CA.
Calfire Dyer Communications Site Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/01/2020 
Expected:10/2020
 
10/2020 Nancy Barrera
530-257-2151
nancy.barrera@usda.gov 
Description: Lassen National Forest proposes to issue Calfire a new special use permit to install a 10' x 10' metal sea container at the Dyer Mountain Communications Site. They will move their existing communication equipment from the lookout into the container.
Location: UNIT - Eagle Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Dyer Mountain Lookout, Eagle Lake Ranger District, Lassen National Forest, T28N,R08E,Sec36.
Dyer Mountain Communication Site Development
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Nancy Barrera
530-258-5107
nbarrera@fs.fed.us 
Description: Plumas County Sheriff's office propose to construct and develop a communications tower and prefabricated communications vault for the operation and maintenance of emergency radio communication equipment, at the current Dyer Mountain Lookout location.
Location: UNIT - Eagle Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen. LEGAL - T28N,R08E,Section 36. Eagle Lake Ranger District, Dyer Mountain Communication Site. The exact location on the .96 acre parcel of the project will be determined once the historic evaluation is completed.
Fredonyer Butte Trail Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/20/2020
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 01/2021 
Expected:06/2021
 
06/2021 Kirsten Pasero
530-252-5854
kirsten.pasero@usda.gov 
Description: Develop approximately 24.5 miles of multi-use, non-motorized loop trails & two trailheads, for hiking/walking, bicycling & equestrian use. Trailheads near Fredonyer Crest & Goumaz Campground would include parking, informational kiosks & restrooms.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58023
Location: UNIT - Eagle Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Project Trails are in Fredonyer Butte area, north of St Hwy 36 & SW of ST Hwy 44; providing non-motorized connections between Fredonyer Pass, Fredonyer Butte & Bizz Johnson National Historic Trail.
Hog Fire Salvage and Rehabilitation Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2020 
Expected:11/2020  11/2020 Cerena Brewen
530-257-4188
cerena.brewen@usda.gov 
Description: The primary goal of this project is economic recovery of timber value lost from wildfire and mitigating public hazard by removing dead trees along open system roads and trails. The secondary goal is reforestation, within and outside of salvage areas.
Location: UNIT - Eagle Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Lassen National Forest, Eagle Lake Ranger District. T30N R10E MDBM. Hog Fire perimeter. Approx. 5 miles east of Susanville, between Highway 36 and Highway 44, and extending north of Highway 44.
North Eagle Lake, Champs Flat, and Lower Pine Creek Allotments Grazing Mgt. Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 07/15/2020 
Expected:12/2020
 
05/2021 Kirsten Pasero
530-252-5854
kpasero@fs.fed.us 
Description: Grazing allotment management plans.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=48381
Location: UNIT - Eagle Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen. LEGAL - T32N and T33N,R9E and R10E,MDM (West of Eagle Lake, CA; North, East and South of Logan Mtn. area). North half of the Eagle Lake Ranger District.
Willard Creek Hazard Mitigation Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2020 
Expected:12/2020  12/2020 Rachel Rundquist
573-785-1870
rachel.rundquist@usda.gov 
Description: The Willard Creek Hazard Mitigation Project is being developed to respond to conditions created by the Sheep Fire of 2020. The area has been evaluated for the need to reduce safety hazards along roads and to recover the value of fire-killed trees.
Location: UNIT - Eagle Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The Willard Creek Project is located 10 miles southwest of Susanville, CA. It is within Sections 6, 7, and 18 of Township 28 North, Range 10 East of the Mount Diablo Meridian in Lassen County, CA.
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Lassen National Forest,   Hat Creek 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
17 Road Crossings Project, Phase II
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2020 
Expected:12/2020  07/2021 Shawn Wheelock
530-336-3340
swheelock@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project is intended to restore a degraded section of North Digger Creek Channel, reduce the sediment entering the Battle Creek watershed, provide effective aquatic organism passage, protect NFS infrastructure, and enhance aspen stands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56425
Location: UNIT - Hat Creek Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Shasta. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Approximately three miles west of Lassen Volcanic National Park in Township 30 North, Range 3 East, sections 22 and 27, Mount Diablo Meridian.
2014 Hat Creek Fire Restoration Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/17/2019
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 08/2020 
Expected:12/2020
 
01/2021 Tamera Taylor
530-336-5521
tataylor@usda.gov 
Description: The purpose of this project is to successfully reforest suitable portions of the landscape deforested by the 2014 Bald and Eiler Fires and to reduce the spread of known and new invasive plant infestations within the fire areas.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57170
Location: UNIT - Hat Creek Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen, Shasta. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Bald and Eiler Fire areas: various sections within T33N:R3E and R4E; T34N:R3E,R4E,R5E,R6E, and R7E; T35N:R4E,R5E,R6E,and R7E; and T36N;R5E and R6E, Mount Diablo Meridian, Lassen and Shasta Counties.
Citizens Utility Company Aerial Telephone Line project
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Kimberly Ganz
530-336-3383
kganz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize Citizens Communications Co. of CA (Frontier) to install an overhead phone cable from a utility pole on National Forest System Lands to a utility pole on Big Springs Estates. Aerial cable is ~300'long w/aerial phone line 6' below power line.
Location: UNIT - Hat Creek Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Shasta. LEGAL - T32N, R4E, Section 12, NE1/4. The existing utility pole is located ~3 mi SW of Old Station, CA. The pole lies E of SR44/89 and W of Hat Creek near Big Springs Estates Subdivision on the Lassen National Forest in Eastern Shasta Co.
Hat Creek Wells Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
- Fuels management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 08/25/2020  08/2020 Greg Mayer
530-336-5521
gmayer@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Hat Creek Ranger District is proposing the Grayback and Procter Creek Wells Project to provide two non-potable water sources on NFS lands to be used for fire, forest management activities, road maintenance, and wildlife and livestock watering.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57503
Location: UNIT - Hat Creek Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Shasta. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The Grayback site would be located near Big Lake on the west side of the District in T32N, R3E, sec. 10. The Procter Creek site would be located on the Hat Creek Rim within T35N, R5E, sec. 2-3, 34-35.
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