Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2020 to 09/30/2020
Six Rivers 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, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Six Rivers National Forest,  Gasquet Ranger District/Smith River NRA (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Six Rivers National Forest,  Lower Trinity Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Six Rivers National Forest,  Mad River Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Six Rivers National Forest,  Orleans 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  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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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 06/2020 
Expected:11/2020  12/2020 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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Six Rivers National Forest,   Gasquet Ranger District/Smith River NRA (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R5 - Pacific Southwest Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Knopki North Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 03/30/2020  07/2020 Ted McArthur
530-468-1235
tedomcarthur@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action would create 391 acres of fuelbreaks (FS Roads 18N11 and 18N07); mechanically thin 275 acres of plantations/young natural stands; rejuvenate 14 acres of beargrass and resource enhancement activities around Sanger Lake (9 acres).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57328
Location: UNIT - Gasquet Ranger District/Smith River NRA. STATE - California. COUNTY - Del Norte. LEGAL - Humboldt Base Meridian %u2013 T17N, R4E, S1, 10 and 12; T17N, R5E, S4-9; T18N, R4E, S13-16, 21-28, and 35-36; T18N, R5E, S19-20, and 29-33). Upper Middle Fork Smith River sub-watershed located on the SRNF NRA in Del Norte County, California.
Knopki North Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Sheila Balent
707-457-3968
sbalent@fs.fed.us 
Description: Duplicate
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57334
Location: UNIT - Gasquet Ranger District/Smith River NRA. STATE - California. COUNTY - Del Norte. LEGAL - Humboldt Base Meridian %u2013 T17N, R4E, S1, 10 and 12; T17N, R5E, S4-9; T18N, R4E, S13-16, 21-28, and 35-36; T18N, R5E, S19-20, and 29-33. The approximate 690-acre project area is located within the Upper Middle Fork Smith River sub-watershed located on the SRNF NRA in Del Norte County, California.
Reissuance of CALTRANS Idlewild Maintenance Station Permit Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/04/2020  06/2020 George Frey
707-441-3631
gfrey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Respond to California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) request for reissuance of Special Use Permit GAS 1107-02.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58069
Location: UNIT - Gasquet Ranger District/Smith River NRA. STATE - California. COUNTY - Del Norte. LEGAL - NW ? SEC. 5, T17N, R4E. The station is located on US Highway 199 (US 199) at Post Mile (PM) 28.1 near Gasquet, California.
Smith River NRA Administrative Site Upgrade
CE
- Heritage resource management
- Facility management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Diane Bales
707-441-3632
dtbales@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project includes construction of a new administrative office, wastewater treatment plant, 3 Bay Engine Warehouse w/ workshop, two 9 person barracks, hazmat shed; restore historic building; and demolish select buildings.
Location: UNIT - Gasquet Ranger District/Smith River NRA. STATE - California. COUNTY - Del Norte. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Smith River NRA compound in Gasquet, CA.
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Six Rivers National Forest,   Lower Trinity 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
Six Rivers Digital 299 Broadband Project
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/15/2019 
Expected:01/2020
 
03/2020 George Frey
707-441-3631
gfrey@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project will generally follow California State Route 299 (SR-299)from Eureka and terminate in Cottonwood for an estimated 277 miles, of which 26.4 miles crosses the SRNF.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56485
Location: UNIT - Lower Trinity Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Humboldt, Trinity. LEGAL - T5N, R6E, Sections 6-8; T6N, R4E, Sections 1-2, 10-11, 15-19; T6N, R5E, Sections 4, 9-10, 13-15, 22-26, 36; T6N, R6E, Section 31; T7N, R4E, Section 36; T7N, R5E, Sections 5, 8, 17, 20, 29-33. The proposed primary fiber optics line would extend from the eastern forest boundary (northwest of Burnt Ranch) to Hoopa to the north and along Willow Creek to the west.
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Six Rivers National Forest,   Mad 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
Akrewoods Fuels Reduction Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 05/11/2020  10/2020 Ted McArthur
530-468-1235
tedomcarthur@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would reduce hazardous fuels along Forest Service roads 2S08, 2S09, 2S19, 2S44, 2S60, 3S14, 3S20, 3S26, 3S18, 3S41, 3S42 and 3S47, as well as in plantations near proposed shaded fuelbreaks, where the forest canopy would be retained.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56810
Location: UNIT - Mad River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Humboldt, Trinity. LEGAL - T2S, R6E, Sec. 17-18, 20-21, 28-29, 33-35; and T3S, R6E, Sec. 2-3, 11, and 13-14. The Akrewoods Project lies along a table top ridge near Watts Lake and Zenia.
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Six Rivers National Forest,   Orleans 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
Salmon River Water Quality Gauge
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/17/2017 
Expected:05/2017
 
06/2017 Julia Everta
707-441-3543
jeverta@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Salmon River Restoration Council (SRRC) proposes to install a water quality monitoring gauge in the Salmon River, alongside existing USGS gauge equipment, to transmit real-time data that would be made available to the public via internet.
Location: UNIT - Orleans Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Siskiyou. LEGAL - T. 11 N., R. 6 E., Sec. 3, HM. In the vicinity of Forest System Road 11N22, a Maintenance Level 2 road which runs along the south side of the Salmon River.
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