Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2020 to 12/31/2020
Stanislaus National Forest

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.
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Projects Occurring Nationwide
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Stanislaus National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Stanislaus National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
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,  Summit 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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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 02/2021 
Expected:03/2021
 
03/2021 Kathryn Wilkinson
209-532-3671 Ext: 452
kkwilkinson@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, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R5 - Pacific Southwest Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Social and Ecological Resilience Across the Landscape (SERAL)
EIS

           *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 07/16/2020
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/2021 
Expected:01/2022
 
03/2022 Kathryn Wilkinson
209-288-6321
kathryn.wilkinson@usda.gov 
Description: Conduct vegetation management in strategic locations to reduce fuels and shift forest structure and composition towards a range of natural conditions (natural range of variation) where ecological processes and adaptive capacity can evolve together.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56500
Location: UNIT - Mi-Wok Ranger District, Calaveras Ranger District, Summit Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Tuolumne. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Located south and east of the NF Stanislaus River and north and west of the NF Tuolumne River. Portions span the Calaveras, Mi-Wok, and Summit Ranger Districts north and west of Highway 108.
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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
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Prather / Medusa Forest Resilience Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 09/17/2020 
Expected:12/2020
 
03/2021 Carinna Robertson
1-209-813-6039
carinna.robertson@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

           *UPDATED*
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/01/2019 
Expected:09/2020
 
10/2020 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.
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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

           *UPDATED*
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/01/2019 
Expected:10/2020
 
10/2020 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.
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