Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2020 to 03/31/2020
Stanislaus 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) :
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Stanislaus National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Stanislaus National Forest,  Calaveras Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Stanislaus National Forest,  Groveland Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Stanislaus National Forest,  Mi-Wok Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Stanislaus National Forest,  Summit Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

Stanislaus 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
Stanislaus National Forest Over-Snow Vehicle (OSV) Use Designation
EIS

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Facility management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 03/29/2019
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2020 
Expected:01/2020
 
02/2020 Beth Martinez
209-288-6307
bethmartinez@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Stanislaus National Forest is evaluating its existing management of oversnow vehicle (OSV) use. The goal of this project is to designate system roads, trails and areas where OSV use will be allowed or prohibited.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=46311
Location: UNIT - Stanislaus National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Alpine, Calaveras, Mariposa, Tuolumne. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Forestwide.
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Stanislaus National Forest,   Calaveras 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
Candy Rock Quarry Management
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/28/2012
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 02/2020 
Expected:04/2020
 
04/2020 Ray Cablayan
209-813-6017
rcablayan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a permanent Forest Order with limitations on recreational target shooting at the Candy Rock Quarry.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=37952
Location: UNIT - Calaveras Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Calaveras. LEGAL - Sec 20 T4N R15E. Two acres off 4N73Y, accessed from Candy Rock Road (4N80Y) and Highway 4.
Mattley Meadow Restoration Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/10/2019 
Expected:07/2020
 
08/2021 Zachary Croyle
209-813-6034
zachary.croyle@usda.gov 
Description: Improve meadow hydrologic function and habitat by filling-in gullies using onsite materials and re-routing a segment of motorized trail around a meadow.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56125
Location: UNIT - Calaveras Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Calaveras. LEGAL - sections 8 & 17, T7N R17E MDBM. Mattley Meadow is located approximately 20 miles northeast of Arnold and 2.5 miles southeast of the east end of Salt Springs reservoir, south of forest road 7N16.
Prather / Medusa Forest Resilience Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/12/2018
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 01/2020 
Expected:06/2020
 
07/2020 Joseph Aragon
209-813-6042
joseph.w.aragon@usda.gov 
Description: Reduce wildfire risk, promote forest health, and protect resource values.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57099
Location: UNIT - Calaveras Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Township 6N, Range 16E Sections 13, 23-25; Township 6N Range 17E Sections 7-10, 15-18, 19-22, 28-32. General area of Prather Meadows, Big Rattlesnake Creek, and Little Rattlesnake Creek. The project is located on the Calaveras Ranger District in Tuolumne County, California, northeast of Arnold and so.
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Stanislaus National Forest,   Groveland 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
Ackerson Livestock Handling Facilities
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/01/2019 
Expected:12/2019
 
12/2019 Dawn Coultrap
209-288-6315
dawncoultrap@usda.gov 
Description: Construct an approximately 200' x 200' corral near Forest Road 1S25. Construct 0.3 miles of fence to create a lane to the new corral. Minor road improvements if needed to accommodate cattle truck access to the corral. Cut down logs and hazard trees.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56675
Location: UNIT - Groveland Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Not Applicable. North of Forest Road 1S25, just west of intersection with 1S25A. Township 1S, Range 19E, Northeast Quarter of Section 23.
Mountain Tunnel Improvement Special Use Authorization
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 11/21/2019 
Expected:12/2019
 
01/2020 Michael Jow
209-962-7825 x 529
mjow@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a Special Use Permit (SUP) authorizing temporary construction activities including road reconstruction, staging area use and maintenance, and use of National Forest System roads to access and maintain Mountain Tunnel facilities.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=54922
Location: UNIT - Groveland Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - T1S, R16-18E. Various locations along National Forest System roads within the Stanislaus National Forest, Groveland Ranger District that access the City and County of San Francisco, SFPUC's Mountain Tunnel.
North Merced Prescribed Burn
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/27/2019 
Expected:12/2019
 
04/2020 Ryan Kalinowski
209-288-6323
rkalinowski@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribed burning on up to 12,000 acres to reduce fuels and increase the resiliency and quality of wildlife habitat.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55562
Location: UNIT - Groveland Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Mariposa, Tuolumne. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Mariposa and Tuolumne Counties, Stanislaus National Forest, Groveland Ranger District, T2S R18E Sec.13,24,25; T2S R19E Sec.15-22,25-36; T2S R20E Sec.30; and T3S R19E Sec.2-6.
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Stanislaus National Forest,   Mi-Wok 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
Cedar Ridge Fuels Reduction Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 12/18/2019  03/2020 Carly Gibson
209-532-3671
cgibson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Thin fuels to create defensible fuels profile. Landscape, fuelbreak and disconnected NFS parcels will be treated to compliment existing work on NFS and private lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57025
Location: UNIT - Mi-Wok Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - T3N, R15E, 21; T3N, R16E, 21; T2N, R16E, 21; T2N, R15E, 21. The project is in the South Fork Stanislaus River watershed near the communities of Cedar Ridge, Big Hill, Brentwood Park and Twain Harte.
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Stanislaus National Forest,   Summit 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
Clark Fork Corral Replacement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/01/2019 
Expected:12/2019
 
06/2020 Dawn Coultrap
209-288-6315
dawncoultrap@usda.gov 
Description: Replace and relocate the Clark Fork allotment corral. Corral footprint will be approximately 200 x 150 feet. Minor road improvements on road 7N30Y may be needed to accommodate cattle truck access.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56676
Location: UNIT - Summit Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Alpine. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Township 7N, Range 20E, Section 32. Proposed corral location is at the end of road 7N30Y, northwest of the Sand Flat campground.
Cow Creek Water System Access
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jesika Ellis-D'Orsay
209-965-3434 ext 5312
jmellis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue permit to construct 0.15 mile of road to access well and pump for Cow Creek Recreation Residence Tract Association.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=42116
Location: UNIT - Summit Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - SW1/4 Sec 27 T5N R18E. Cow Creek Recreation Residence Tract, behind cabins 45, 47 and 49.
Pinecrest Campgrounds
EA
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Sarah LaPlante
603-536-6237
slaplante@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improvements at Pinecrest and Meadowview Campgrounds including rehabilitation of the adjacent Shadow of the Me-Wuk Trail and a forest plan amendment addressing use of an adjacent parking lot.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=47902
Location: UNIT - Summit Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 21-22 T4N R18E. Pinecrest Campground on Pinecrest Lake Road and Meadowview Campground on Dodge Ridge Road.
Pinecrest Lake Resort Manager's Residence Permit Reissue
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jesika Ellis-D'Orsay
209-965-3434 ext 5312
jmellis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue permit for occupancy and maintenance of a manager's residence on lot 107 in the Pinecrest Recreation Residence Tract.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=51600
Location: UNIT - Summit Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Sec 23, T6N R20E, MDBM. Pinecrest Recreation Residence Tract Lot 107.
Sierra Nevada Adaptive Management Experiment on the Stanislaus National Forest
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management
- Research and Development 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/05/2019 
Expected:12/2019
 
12/2019 Eric Knapp
530-226-2555
eric.e.knapp@usda.gov 
Description: Complete research study in the Stanislaus-Tuolumne Experimental Forest to evaluate tree adaptations to climate change.
Location: UNIT - Summit Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - T4N, R18E, Sec. 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 33. The project is located adjacent to the communities of Strawberry and Pinecrest in California.
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