Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2022 to 06/30/2022
Lassen 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, 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  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.
Nationwide Aerial Application of Fire Retardant on National Forest System Land.
EIS

           *UPDATED*
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/08/2020
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/2022 
Expected:06/2022
 
07/2022 Laura Conway
406-802-4317
laura.conway@usda.gov 
Description: Programmatic Supplemental EIS for the Nationwide Aerial Application of Fire Retardant on National Forest System Land.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=60450
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The direction in the SEIS will apply to use of aerially delivered fire retardant on all National Forest System land. .
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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
Region 5 Post-Disturbance Hazardous Tree Management Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Fuels management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/25/2021
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 01/2022 
Expected:06/2022
 
06/2022 Laura Hierholzer
707-562-8949
laura.hierholzer@usda.gov 
Description: Hazard tree felling and removal is proposed to reduce public safety hazards along portions of certain roads, trails and facilities within ten national forests. We expect to complete three zone-level analyses and ten decisions.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=60950
Location: UNIT - Lassen National Forest All Units, Mendocino National Forest All Units, Six Rivers National Forest All Units, Sequoia National Forest All Units, Plumas National Forest All Units, Shasta Trinity National Forest All Units, Klamath National Forest All Units, Sierra National Forest All Units, Inyo National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mendocino. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Certain national forest roads, trails and facilities within recent fire areas.
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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
LNF Wildfire Cameras Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/07/2022 
Expected:04/2022
 
05/2022 Nancy Barrera
530-252-6414
nancy.barrera@usda.gov 
Description: USDA Forest Service Lassen National Forest Proposes authorizing Digital Path as a contractor for the University of Nevada, Reno Seismological Laboratory to install ALERTWildfire Cameras at 4 designated communication sites on National Forest land.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=61374
Location: UNIT - Lassen National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte, Lassen, Shasta, Tehama. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Cameras would be installed at existing fire lookouts on West Prospect T32N,R4E,Sec6; Colby Mountain T27N,R4E,Sec33; Turner Mountain T28N,R3E,Sec10, and Antelope Mountain T32N,R9E,Sec36.
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:06/2022
 
06/2022 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.
OHV MVUM Update Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/05/2019
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 02/2022 
Expected:07/2022
 
08/2022 Leslie Ross
530-252-6622
leslie.ross@usda.gov 
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.
PG&E Weather Stations
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 03/17/2022  06/2022 Nancy Barrera
530-252-6414
nancy.barrera@usda.gov 
Description: The Lassen National Forest proposes to issue a new special use authorization for installation, operation & maintenance of 7 stand-alone weather stations. Each site will consist of a wooden pole holding instruments to measure temperature, RH and wind.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59374
Location: UNIT - Lassen National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen, Plumas, Shasta, Tehama. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Stations will be placed at Colby Mtn. Lookout, Antelope Mtn. Lookout, Burney Mtn. Lookout, Dyer Mtn. Lookout, Soldier Mtn. Lookout, Bootleg Reservoir, and on the Lassen Trail (T27N,R3E,Sec20).
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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
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Daniel Cluck
530-252-6431
Daniel.Cluck@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.
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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
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/01/2020 
Expected:08/2022
 
08/2022 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
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58806
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).
Rocks Forest Restoration Project
CE
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2021 
Expected:06/2021  07/2021 Laura Corral
530-258-5156
lcorral@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Rocks Forest Restoration project proposes fuels reduction, vegetation management, aspen and meadow habitat improvement, and reforestation of high-severity burned areas.
Location: UNIT - Almanor Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Butte, Plumas. LEGAL - sec. 25 and 26 T26N, R5E; sec. 4, 7-10, 17-22, 25, 29-31 T26N, R6E MDBM. Southwest of Humbug Valley, located in Butt Creek (MA 37), Jonesville (MA 44), and Soda Ridge (MA 45) mgmt. areas.
Yellow Creek Watershed Restoration
EA
- 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 03/2021 
Expected:05/2021
 
09/2021 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:
Comment Period Public Notice 04/13/2021 
Expected:06/2022
 
09/2022 Darby Boe
530-257-4188
darby.boe@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.
Dyer Mountain Communication Site Development
CE
- 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=51383
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.
Eagle Lake Weeds and Wildlife Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 03/17/2022 
Expected:05/2022
 
06/2022 Allison Sanger
530-257-2151
allison.sanger@usda.gov 
Description: Project will treat invasive plant occurrences using an Integrated Pest Management approach. Manual, chemical, biological and/or cultural treatment methods will be adapted to fit changing conditions. Also, 16 Osprey nest platforms will be built.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59482
Location: UNIT - Eagle Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Project area is in Lassen County CA, W of Eagle Lake, approximately 10 miles NW of Susanville and encompasses approximately 28,300 ac; 26,930 ac of which are on National Forest System lands.
Fredonyer Butte Trail Project
EA
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Brian Newman
530-242-5507
brian.newman@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.
Homer/Deerheart Lake Protection Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Special area management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2022 
Expected:03/2023  04/2023 Jacob Martin
530-252-5826
Jacob.Martin1@usda.gov 
Description: The main project objective is to block illegal OHV use in the Homer/Deerheart Lake Special Interest Area. The LNF will replace an existing ineffective boulder barrier road closure with a metal gate. Additional closure sites will also be considered.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=60353
Location: UNIT - Eagle Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Homer/Deerheart Lake Special interest area is on Keddie Ridge, 5 miles E of Westwood CA and 3 miles N of the Greenville Saddle. T27N,R9E,Sec 3,4,5,9 and 10, and T28N,R9E,Sec 32 and 33, MDBM.
Logan Springs Meadow Restoration
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Watershed management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2022 
Expected:05/2022  07/2022 David Peters
1 (530) 257-4188
David.Peters3@usda.gov 
Description: Restore & enhance hydrologic function of stream and meadow conditions within the Pine Creek watershed. This will be accomplished by redirecting the flow of Pine Creek to natural valley low, and removing obstructions.
Location: UNIT - Eagle Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Approx 22 air miles NW of Susanville, Lassen Co, CA, in Logan Springs Meadow, S of Little Harvey Mtn, W of Lassen Co Rd 105, S of the Confluence of Pine Creek and Little Harvey Valley tributary.
Willard Creek Hazard Mitigation Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/17/2022 
Expected:05/2022
 
07/2022 Darby Boe
530-257-4188
darby.boe@usda.gov 
Description: This 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 re-establish forest cover in areas of high burn severity.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58893
Location: UNIT - Eagle Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Lassen. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The Willard Creek Project is located 10 miles SW of Susanville, CA. It is within Sections 2, 3, 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

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Backbone Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Increasing Carbon Stock or Sequestration 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/27/2021
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 07/2022 
Expected:01/2023
 
01/2023 Kathleen Moore
530-252-6638
Kathleen.Moore@usda.gov 
Description: The purpose of the Backbone Project is to improve forest health and diversity, improve fire resilience, improve wildlife habitat resilience, and increase carbon sequestration.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=60622
Location: UNIT - Hat Creek Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Shasta. LEGAL - Not Applicable. West of Thousand Lakes Wilderness, continuing south to the LaTour State Forest. Township 32N, Range 3E, Sections 4-5,8-9; T33N, R3E, Sec 3-4,9-11,16-17,20,29-33; T34N, R3E, Sec 33 and 34.
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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=51436
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.
Green Badger Forest Health Restoration Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Tamera Taylor
530-336-5521
tamera.taylor@usda.gov 
Description: Hat Creek Ranger District is proposing forest health and resilience treatments, near Badger Mountain in Old Station, CA, to reduce wildfire risk, promote forest health and diversity, protect resource values, and restore ecological processes.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59440
Location: UNIT - Hat Creek Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Shasta. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Old Station, CA, Shasta Co., on the northern boundary of Lassen Volcanic National Park, extending 0.25 miles beyond State Highway 44 in Townships 31-33N, Range 4-6E, Mount Diablo Base and Meridian.
Hat Creek Maintenance Station Driveway Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 12/13/2021  01/2022 Nancy Barrera
530-258-5107
nancy.barrera@usda.gov 
Description: Caltrans submitted an application to construct and maintain a secondary driveway access to the existing Hat Creek Maintenance Station. This driveway will allow access to a new wash-rack building within the maintenance station property.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=61245
Location: UNIT - Hat Creek Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Shasta. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The driveway access would take off from Forest Service Road 33N22 (Brian's Way) on the Hat Creek Ranger District,located at Township 33 North, Range 5 East, Section 33.
Hat Creek Recreation Enhancement Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/01/2021 
Expected:04/2022
 
04/2022 Brian Newman
530-242-5507
brian.newman@usda.gov 
Description: The purpose of this project is to enhance and create environmentally and economically sustainable recreation opportunities that protect forest and watershed resources and meet public needs within the Hat Creek and Old Station areas.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=60492
Location: UNIT - Hat Creek Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Shasta. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Activities to be in and around the communities of Hat Creek and Old Station, CA, south to Lassen Volcanic National Park: multiple sections in T31N, R3E,R4E,R5E; T32N, R4E,R5E; T33N, R5E; T34N, R4E,R5E.
Soldier Mountain WUI Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/25/2020 
Expected:04/2022
 
04/2022 Tamera Taylor
530-336-5521
tamera.taylor@usda.gov 
Description: This project is to reduce fuel levels and increase fire resiliency on ~3,000 acres of forested and brush-dominated habitat within the Soldier Mtn. WUI, reforest stands burned in the 2005 Brown Fire, and restore meadow habitat along Soldier Creek.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59023
Location: UNIT - Hat Creek Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Shasta. LEGAL - Not Applicable. This project is located near the communities of Glenburn and Dana, California, Township 37 North, Range 4 East, Sections 5%u20138, 17%u201320 and Township 37 North, Range 3 East, Sections 12, 13, and 24.
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