Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2022 to 03/31/2022
Sequoia 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, Sequoia National Forest,  Hume Lake Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Sequoia National Forest,  Kern River Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Sequoia National Forest,  Western Divide 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.
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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

           *NEW LISTING*
- 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.
Sequoia and Sierra National Forests Land Management Plans Revision
EIS

           *UPDATED*
- Land management planning  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 06/27/2019
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/2022 
Expected:11/2022
 
01/2023 Bobbie Miller
530-841-4418
bobbie.miller@usda.gov 
Description: The Sequoia and Sierra National Forests propose to revise their land management plans as guided by the 2012 Planning Rule
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=3375
Location: UNIT - Sequoia National Forest All Units, Sierra National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno, Kern, Kings, Tulare. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Entire Sequoia National Forest outside of the Giant Sequoia National Monument and entire Sierra National Forest.
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Sequoia National Forest,   Hume 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
Forest Road 13S85 Roadside Hazard Trees and Fuel Reduction
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 11/08/2021  11/2021 Marianne Emmendorfer
559-338-2251 Ext. 313
marianne.emmendorfer@usda.gov 
Description: Fell and remove hazard trees along FR 13S85/85B accessing private property, and pile and burn or chip shrubs and small trees causing fire hazard. Area has significant drought/insect mortality.
Location: UNIT - Hume Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - Sec. 29, T13S, R27E, MDB&M. On McKenzie Ridge off Davis Road (12S01)near junction with Millwood Road (FR 13S97).
Generals Heart Roadside Hazard Tree Abatement
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/22/2020
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 01/2022 
Expected:05/2022
 
06/2022 Marianne Emmendorfer
559-338-2251 Ext. 313
marianne.emmendorfer@usda.gov 
Description: Fell and remove dead and dying trees posing a falling hazard along General's Highway, Big Meadows Road (FR14S11) to and including Heart Meadow Road (14S02D).
Location: UNIT - Hume Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tulare. LEGAL - T13S, R28-29E, MDB&M. Forest Service portion of General's Highway, Big Meadows Road from General's Highway to Heart Meadow turnoff, and Heart Meadow cabin tract access road.
Hume Basin Restoration
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/21/2021
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 01/2022 
Expected:05/2022
 
06/2022 Marianne Emmendorfer
559-338-2251 x 313
marianne.emmendorfer@usda.gov 
Description: Treat up to 6,700 acres through thinning, sanitation, mastication and prescribed burn to improve forest health and wildlife habitat, and reduce fuels in Tenmile Creek drainage.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=60829
Location: UNIT - Hume Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno, Tulare. LEGAL - T13-14S, R28E, MDB&M. The project is located between state highway 180 and Forest Road 14S02 (Burton Pass Road).
LAVA BUTTE CAMPGROUND
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 08/24/2020 
Expected:01/2022
 
05/2022 Jeremy Dorsey
909 382-2837
jdorsey02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct a new campground with a mix of campsite types (e.g., tent, RV, family groups up to 20 people, yurts) consisting of a vehicle parking area and a camping area that will accommodate a picnic table, fire ring, bear box, and a tent pad.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58656
Location: UNIT - Hume Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno. LEGAL - T13S R28E Sec 25, MDB&M. Proposed campground would be constructed on both north and south sides of Forest Road No. 13S09 (Tenmile Road) adjacent to the location of Forest Roads Nos. 13S09J and 13S33.
LEFEVER CREEK BRIDGE AND ROAD DECOMMISSIONING
EA
- Road management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Marianne Emmendorfer
559-338-2251 x 313
marianne.emmendorfer@usda.gov 
Description: Decommission Lefever Creek bridge on Forest Service Road 13S91 by removing the decking, steel girders, and footings of the bridge. This area is closed to the general public and accesses private property. An alternative route provides adequate access.
Location: UNIT - Hume Lake Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Fresno, Tulare. LEGAL - T12S, R25E, SW1/4 of Section 28. Lefever Creek bridge is located along FS Rd 13S91 in the Pine Flat Reservoir area. This area is closed to the general public and accesses private property.
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Sequoia National Forest,   Kern 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
KENNY CARVER WATER TRANSMISSION LINE
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Joseph Martin
619-787-0295
josephmartin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Maintenance & operation of a water transmission line (less than 12 inches diameter) and enclosure with reservoir covering 0.04 acres
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=36452
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - Section 14, T25S, R33E, MDB&M. Kernville area.
Piute Mountains Travel Management Plan
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Land management planning
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2022 
Expected:08/2023  09/2023 Norman Leonard
760-376-3781 x650
Norman.Leonard@usda.gov 
Description: This project will complete the Forest-wide travel management plan, satisfying Subpart B of the agency-wide 2005 Travel Rule and 2009 Travel Management Directives. It will balance motor vehicle access with sustainable resource management.
Web Link:  https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/sequoia/landmanagement/projects/?cid=fseprd963813
Location: UNIT - Kern River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Kern. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Piute Mountains, Kern River Ranger District, Sequoia National Forest.
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Sequoia National Forest,   Western Divide 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
BLACK MOUNTAIN GROVE ROAD DECOMMISSIONING
EA
- Special area management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Norman Leonard
760-376-3781 x650
Norman.Leonard@usda.gov 
Description: This project will consider decommissioning several roads/segments in the Black Mtn giant sequoia grove
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=45551
Location: UNIT - Western Divide Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tulare. LEGAL - T21S, R31E, Sections 1, 7, 12. Spur Roads No. 21S12B, 21S25A, 21S25B, 21S25C, 21S25D and Road No. 21S25 east from its intersection with 21S25B.
Castle Fire Ecological Restoration Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/28/2021
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 02/2022 
Expected:06/2022
 
07/2022 Gretchen Fitzgerald
(559) 920-2957
gretchen.fitzgerald2@usda.gov 
Description: To restore and promote a healthy forest ecosystem; to establish forest conditions, to promote resilient forest conditions, and to establish and maintain low surface and ladder fuel conditions.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59292
Location: UNIT - Western Divide Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tulare. LEGAL - Township 18S Range 29-30,33E; T19S R29-31E, T20S R30-34E; T21S R31-34E. Within Castle Fire footprint outside of wilderness, adjacent to Highway 190, Mountain Home State Park, and local communities, includes Giant Sequoia National Monument lands.
MOUNTAIN HOME CONSERVATION CAMP PERMIT RENEWAL
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 12/02/2021  01/2022 Lisa Gammell
559-784-1500 x 2235
lisa.gammell@usda.gov 
Description: Renewal of a special use permit, which authorizes Cal Fire to continue to operate and maintain Mountain Home Conservation Camp on National Forest System land.
Location: UNIT - Western Divide Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tulare. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Approximately 25 miles northeast of Springville CA.
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