Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2021 to 03/31/2021
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
- 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 01/2021 
Expected:06/2021  07/2021 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
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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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
August Complex Fire: Hazard Tree Abatement Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2020 
Expected:12/2020  12/2020 Ted McArthur
530-468-1235
tedomcarthur@fs.fed.us 
Description: Felling standing fire-killed hazard trees. These trees, along with already downed trees, would then be bucked/cut into segments or logs to be loaded and hauled off-site.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59145
Location: UNIT - Mad River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Trinity. LEGAL - T2S, R6E, Sec. 17-18, 20, 28-29, and 33-34; T3S, R6E, Sec. 2, 6, 11 and 14; T27N, R12W, Sec. 20 and 29, Humboldt Base and Meridian, Trinity County, California. Project would occur along forest roads, and primary, alternate and contingency control lines, created during immediate suppression and post-suppression activities associated with the August Complex.
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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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