Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2020 to 03/31/2020
Tahoe 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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R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Tahoe National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Tahoe National Forest,  American River Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Tahoe National Forest,  Sierraville Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Tahoe National Forest,  Truckee Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Tahoe National Forest,  Yuba River Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R5 - Pacific Southwest Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Beckwourth Peak Recreation Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 10/29/2019  07/2020 Jeremy Dorsey
707-574-6877
jdorsey02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Objectives are to provide access to Beckwourth Peak area and to provide alternative recreation activities to relieve congestion in heavily-used areas. Propose construction of approximately 20 miles of non-motorized trails around Beckwourth Peak.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=52465
Location: UNIT - Sierraville Ranger District, Beckwourth Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Plumas. LEGAL - Township 22 North, Range 13 East, Sections 13, 14, and 22-24; Township 22 North, Range 14 East, Sections 5-9, 17, and 18; and Township 23 North, Range 14 East, Section 31, MDBM. The project area is located immediately south and east of Portola in Plumas County, California.
Big Blue Adventures Recreation Event- Tahoe Trail 100 Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Mary Westmoreland
530-587-3558
mwestmoreland@fs.fed.us 
Description: Two day event, 100 mile mountain bike event followed by foot race the next day, utilizing 12 miles of National Forest System roads and trails. Special Use Authorization for five years.
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Event starts and ends on private land. Tahoe NF land use is 7.3 miles and 4.7 miles on the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit roads. Most of the event would occur on Forest Rd. 06.
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Tahoe 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
Tahoe National Forest Over-snow Vehicle Use Designation
EIS

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 02/08/2019
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/2020 
Expected:03/2020
 
03/2020 Joe Chavez
530-478-6158
joetchavez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Designating over-snow vehicle (OSV) use on National Forest System roads and trails and in areas on National Forest System lands as allowed, restricted, or prohibited. Identifying where grooming for OSV use would be conducted
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=45914
Location: UNIT - Tahoe National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sierra, Yuba. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Tahoe National Forest.
Tahoe National Forest Plan Amendment: Managing Naturally Ignited Wildfire for Resource Benefits
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Land management planning  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2020 
Expected:10/2020  10/2020 Rachelle Allen
530-478-6221
rachelle.allen@usda.gov 
Description: Amend the Tahoe Forest Plan to expand opportunities for the Forest Service to manage naturally-ignited (lightning-caused) wildfire under carefully prescribed conditions to achieve resource benefits and reduce fire risk.
Location: UNIT - Tahoe National Forest All Units. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sierra, Yuba. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Forest-wide.
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Tahoe National Forest,   American 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
Big Reservoir Concessionaire SUP Renewal
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2020 
Expected:02/2020  02/2020 Mary Sullivan
530-478-6254
mary.sullivan2@usda.gov 
Description: Reissue special use permit for operations and maintenance of Big Reservoir Campground, to Sero Amusement Company.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Big Reservoir Campground, northeast of Foresthill, CA.
Blue Canyon Airport Permit Renewal
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2020 
Expected:03/2020  03/2020 Mary Sullivan
530-532-7460
mary.sullivan2@usda.gov 
Description: Renew Blue Canyon Airport permit for a new term. Only administrative changes.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Blue Canyon Airport in Blue Canyon, California.
Cuckoo Vegetation Management and Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Road management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Kelly Pavlica
530-398-5730
kpavlica@fs.fed.us 
Description: Cuckoo is a large vegetation management and fuels reduction project (approx. 2,500 acres) including thinning, mastication, underburning, etc. The proposal will also include road management changes.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - T14N, R12E Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21; T14N, R13E Sections 7, 18; T15N, R12E Sections 26, 27, 33, 34, 35. This project is located approximately 20 miles east of Foresthill, Ca, north of Mosquito Ridge Road in the Peavine watershed.
Michigan Bluff Community Protection Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 10/27/2019  10/2019 Kelly Pavlica
530-478-6254
kpavlica@fs.fed.us 
Description: Implement mastication and prescribed fire on 1,792 acres, thin conifers on 925 acres, create roadside fuel breaks on 4.3 miles of roads and remove hazard trees on 13 miles of roads to reduce fuels and improve forest health and resilience.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55818
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Michigan Bluff is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California approximately five miles northeast of Foresthill on the American River Ranger District, Tahoe National Forest.
Nyack Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/22/2019 
Expected:01/2020
 
02/2020 Kelly Pavlica
530-478-6254
kelly.pavlica@usda.gov 
Description: Reduce vegetative fuels and hazard, improve wildlife habitat and improve forest health and resilience. Thin trees, remove conifers around meadows and aspens, reduce fuels, create fuel breaks, remove hazard trees, improve aquatic organism passage.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56502
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. A large area within a 3-mile corridor south of Interstate Highway 80 from Yuba Gap exit, west towards Casa Loma and along the North Fork of the North Fork American River and North Fork American River.
PCWA River Gauge Relocation
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/01/2019 
Expected:01/2020
 
01/2020 Mary Sullivan
530-478-6254
mcsullivan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Place river gauge on Circle Bridge.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Circle Bridge is a bridge over North Fork Middle Fork American River on Mosquito Ridge Road.
Re-Issue SUP for Driveway Off Big Dipper Road
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Mary Sullivan
530-478-6254
mcsullivan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue a permit for 163 feet of driveway that accesses private property off the Big Dipper Road.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - W 1/4 of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Section 25 in T.15N., R.10E. In the Big Dipper Road Area of Foresthill.
Sugar Pine Project Water Right Permit 15375 Extension and Radial Gates Installation.
EIS

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 09/02/2016
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2020 
Expected:06/2020
 
07/2020 Timothy Cardoza
530-478-6210
tcardoza@fs.fed.us 
Description: Amend Foresthill PUD's Special Use Permit for Sugar Pine Reservoir for installation of radial gates to increase water storage capacity (EIS). This will be a joint analysis with the state project to extend the PUD's water right permit (EIR).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=47780
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - Sections 13 and 24, T15N, R10E, and Sections 18 and 19, T15N, R11E, Mt. Diablo Meridian. Sugar Pine Reservoir, American River Ranger District.
Tahoe National Forest California Red-legged Frog Habitat Expansion Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/16/2017 
Expected:01/2020
 
07/2020 Dan Teater
530-367-2224
dteater@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct up to 18 ponds on NFS lands for California red-legged frog habitat.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - T14N, R11E, Sections 22 and 27. 5 miles northeast of the town of Foresthill near Michigan Bluff.
Union Pacific Railroad Avalanche Mitigation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2020 
Expected:02/2020  02/2020 Mary Sullivan
530-478-6254
mcsullivan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Mitigate avalanches occurring along the Union Pacific Railroad. Use exploratory blasting to identify trigger points to release avalanches for railroad safety.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Snowy slopes above railroad near Cisco, Big Bend, and Emigrant Gap.
Vertical Bridge
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/02/2018 
Expected:02/2020
 
02/2020 Mary Sullivan
530-478-6254
mcsullivan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Vertical Bridge Towers recently entered into a purchase agreement to acquire an existing communications tower. Authorizing expired lease and new communication lease agreement for communication sites and upgrading antennae.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Cisco Buttes area of American River Ranger District.
Western States Trail Foundation Education Ride
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2020 
Expected:04/2020  07/2020 Joel Miller
(530) 478-6254
joel.miller@usda.gov 
Description: An educational horseback trail ride from Robinson Flat to Foresthill. Provide recreation opportunities under a five-year special use permit mainly along the Western States Trail.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Ride mainly on the Western States Trail and also use the 43 road and 43-02 road. Follows much of the Tevis Cup Endurance Ride route.
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Tahoe National Forest,   Sierraville 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
Acceptance of Perazzo Meadow Land Donation and Land and Resource Management Plan Amendment
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Land management planning
- Land acquisition 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/07/2019 
Expected:01/2020
 
02/2020 Timothy Cardoza
530-478-6210
tcardoza@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Tahoe National Forest (TNF) proposes to accept a 982 land donation at Perazzo Meadow from the Truckee Donner Land Trust and amend the TNF Land and Resource Management Plan with a conservation goal and standard for these lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56633
Location: UNIT - Sierraville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - Portions of Sections 16, 17 and 21, T.19N, R.15E. MDBM. Sierraville Ranger District, Tahoe National Forest, Sierra County California. Approximately 1.5 miles north of Highway 89 along Jackson Meadows Road.
Independence Lake Trail
CE
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Joseph Flannery
530-587-3558
jflannery@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct ~3 mile pedestrian trail in Independence Lake Basin near upstream confluence with Independence Creek to replace user-created route in sensitive fish habitat. Would be constructed to meet NFS standards and would be non-motorized use only.
Location: UNIT - Sierraville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - Township 18N Range 15E Section 8. Located approximately 14 miles south of Sierraville and 16 miles south of Truckee, California within the Independence Lake Basin.
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Tahoe National Forest,   Truckee 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
Glenshire Brockway Fuel Reduction Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management  Completed  Actual: 10/18/2019  08/2020 Linda Ferguson
530-587-3558 ext 264
lmferguson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reduce the threat of wildfire through fuel reduction treatments of 1,582 acres across two National Forest parcels.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57058
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada, Placer. LEGAL - T. 17N R. 17E Section 8 and Section 28. Two NFS parcels adjacent to the Nevada and Placer County Line and Martis Creek Lake Recreation Area.
Glenshire Brockway Fuel Reduction Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Fuels management  Completed  Actual: 10/18/2019  06/2020 Linda Ferguson
530-587-3558 ext 264
lmferguson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Manual & mechanical treatment up to 12" dbh to remove ladder and surface fuels over 318 acres in WUI. Grapple pile, pile burn, and underburn surface fuels.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55761
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - Township 17N 17E sections 8 and 28. Along State Route 267 and south of Royal Way and Cavalier Rise in the Glenshire neighbhorhood.
Kinder Morgan LS-12 Pipeline Van Norden Meadow Encroachment Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2019 
Expected:11/2019  11/2019 Joseph Canas
(530) 587-3558
jcanas@fs.fed.us 
Description: Tahoe NF will authorize a 0.5 mile pipeline encroachment due to the acquisition of Van Norden Meadow. The Humboldt-Toiyabe and Tahoe NFs will also approve a new operating plan for the entirety of the pipeline. Actions are administrative only.
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada, Placer, Sierra. LEGAL - Van Norden section: T17N R15E sec. 25. The 0.5 mile encroachment to be authorized located in Van Norden Meadow. The operating plan to be approved is located east-west across Tahoe NF and into western portion of Humboldt-Toiyabe NF.
Ladybug Forest Health and Fuels Reduction Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/23/2019 
Expected:12/2019
 
04/2020 Courtney Rowe
530-587-3558
courtney.rowe@usda.gov 
Description: The Truckee RD developed the Proposed Action through collaboration in winter and spring of 2019. It would treat up to 3,000 acres east of Stampede Reservoir using forest thinning and biomass removal, mastication, and prescribed burning.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55750
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - Township 19 north Range 17 east sections 2, 3, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 21, 23, 26, 27, 28, 33, 34, 35. Located in Sierra County northeast of Stampede Reservoir, adjacent to the Forest Service System 270 / 860 Road.
Squaw Valley to Alpine Meadows Base to Base Gondola
EIS

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 04/05/2019 
Expected:12/2019
 
01/2020 Joseph Flannery
530-587-3558
Comments@squawalpinegondola-eis.com 
Description: This project would connect Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows Resorts with a gondola. Information for this project is available at the project website: http://squawalpinegondola-eis.com
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=48417
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - Section 8 T15N R16E Mt. Diablo Base Meridian. Gondola aerial ropeway would span south from Squaw Valley Ski Area to TNF at Alpine Meadows Ski Area, with 3500 ft over TNF and base terminal and one midstation located on TNF.
Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area Renewal
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Joseph Flannery
530-587-3558
jflannery@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue SUP TKD662401A for daily grooming & use of a 18ft wide ski corridor and placement of a temporary 12 x 12ft weather shelter on snow skids to Tahoe Donner Association. Include 2 improvements to remove obstructions and widen trail in 2 locations
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - W half Section 2, T.17N., R15E and SW quarter Section 30, T. 18N., R 16E MDBM. on the Truckee Ranger District in the general vicinity of Tahoe Donner.
Truckee River Legacy Trail Phase 4 Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 10/30/2019  04/2020 John Groom
530-587-3558
jgroom@fs.fed.us 
Description: Town of Truckee manages Legacy Trail within its jurisdiction and is proposing trail extension to join Phase 3B in east to Mousehole Project in northwest. 1100 feet of trail, river bridge, part of paved parking area proposed for USFS land under SUP.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53107
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Between Truckee Regional Park (at the intersection of Brockway Road and Palisades Drive) and SR 89 South, in the town of Truckee and portions of eastern Placer County.
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Tahoe National Forest,   Yuba 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
BNT Holdings Road SUP
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/01/2019 
Expected:03/2020
 
03/2020 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a SUP for access to pvt property
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - T17N, R10E, Sec 27. SE of White Cloud, CA.
Bullard's Fire Restoration Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Facility management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Jason Powers
530-478-6253
jlpowers@fs.fed.us 
Description: hand cutting, hand piling and prescribed burning. Where prescribed fire in undesirable, chipping is proposed to treat the vegetation. The activity will require the use of ground crews using chain saws. Also, multiple invasive weeds treatments
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Yuba. LEGAL - Sections 24 and 25 of Township 18N, Range 07 E,. In and near the Bullards Bar Work Center.
Cal Fire Station Water Pipeline SUP
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2020 
Expected:03/2020  03/2020 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Water pipeline to Cal Fire Station
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - T18N R9E S33. Tyler Foote Road.
Donner Summit PUD SUP
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/24/2019  07/2019 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Drilling and testing a well near Big Bend Workstation
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - T17N, R13E, Sec 28, MDM. Near Big Bend Workstation.
Five Lakes Basin Non-native Fish Removal Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2020 
Expected:01/2020  06/2020 Lauren Hoyle
530-288-3231
lehoyle@fs.fed.us 
Description: Remove non-native fish in 5 Lakes Basin area and translocate Mountain Yellow-legged frogs into those lakes for species recovery.
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - Not Applicable. 5 Lakes Basin/Mossy Pond area,in Grouse Ridge Roadless area.
Forest City SUP Reissues
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/01/2018 
Expected:03/2020
 
03/2020 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue new 20 year permits for the structures within the National Register Historic District of Forest City.
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T19N, R10E, Sec 28. Townsite of Forest City, CA.
Gold Valley Rim Trailhead
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 04/04/2019 
Expected:05/2020
 
06/2020 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Creating a trailhead with restroom facility, bulletin board, picnic table, parking area, and three short connector trails to existing trails.
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Quarter mile north of Packer Saddle in the Lakes Basin Area.
Greenhorn Creek Plan of Operations
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2020 
Expected:03/2020  03/2020 David Brown
(530) 288 - 3231
djbrown@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Greenhorn Creek Ventures Group proposes to test run 24 bulk samples of alluvial material taken from deposits adjacent to the main stem of Greenhorn Creek between Buckeye Crossing and the South Fork of Greenhorn Creek.
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - SW 1/4 of Section 19 in T16N R10E. adjacent to the main stem of Greenhorn Creek between Buckeye Crossing and the South Fork of Greenhorn Creek.
Jason White Kenton Lodge Waterline SUP Reissuance
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue an existing waterline for the Kenton Lodge
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Alleghany, California.
Lake Fordyce Dam Seepage Mitigation PG&E Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/27/2019
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 03/2020 
Expected:07/2020
 
07/2020 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest Service is a cooperating agency with FERC to prepare the environmental analysis for this project. Forest Service proposal is to issue an SUP to PG&E for the use and improvement of the following FS roads: 85, 85-2, and 85-2-1.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56921
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - T 17N, R 13E, Sections 10, 16, and 20. Lake Fordyce.
Lane Road SUP
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2020 
Expected:03/2020  03/2020 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue SUP for existing road
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - T18N, R8E,Sec 28. Near North San Juan, CA.
Markulis Road Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2020 
Expected:03/2020  03/2020 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Operation and maintenance of a road for access to private property.
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T19N, R9E, portion of section 32. Sleighville House area, Rd. 293-4-4.
Martin Waterline SUP
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/04/2013 
Expected:03/2020
 
03/2020 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue SUP for waterline
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - T17N,R10E,Sec27. Near Washington, CA.
McVey Road SUP
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2020 
Expected:03/2020  03/2020 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renew a SUP for existing road
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Yuba. LEGAL - T18N, R8E, Sec 20. Near Camptonville, CA.
Michael Short Waterline SUP
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2020 
Expected:03/2020  03/2020 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuing an SUP for a waterline and 2 diversions
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T19N, R10E, Sec. 5. Near Goodyears Bar, CA.
Miller Road SUP
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2020 
Expected:03/2020  03/2020 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Gate installation and road maintenance
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - T17N,R11E, Sec14. Near the town of Washington.
Pac Bell Passive Reflectors SUP
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue new SUP for 4 existing Passive reflectors
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra, Yuba. LEGAL - T19N, R8E, Sec 34; T19N, R10E, sec 26; T20N, R9E, Sec 27; T20N, R10E, Sec 34. Camptonville, Plicene Ridge, Rocky Peak, & Downieville.
Pacific Gas and Electric Access Road SUP
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2020 
Expected:03/2020  03/2020 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Access roads to the South Yuba Canal
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - T17N R10E S36. South of HWY 20 along South Yuba Canal.
Packer Lake Road Bridge Replacement- Sierra Co Public Works
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/15/2019 
Expected:03/2020
 
03/2020 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Bridge replacement on Packer Lake rRad
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T20N R12E S10. Packer Lake Road in Lakes Basin Area.
Packer Lake Road Bridge Replacement- Sierra Co Public Works
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2019 
Expected:03/2020  03/2020 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Bridge replacement on Packer Lake rRad
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T20N R12E S10. Packer Lake Road in Lakes Basin Area.
Reader Water Transmission Line SUP Reissue
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2020 
Expected:03/2020  03/2020 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue SUP for existing water transmission line
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T20N,R13E, Sec 10. Near Yuba Pass, Ca.
Roger's Private Road SUP
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2020 
Expected:03/2020  03/2020 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue Road SUP
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - T17N,R13E, Sec 13. Near Cisco Grove, CA.
Salmon Creek Hydroelectric SUP
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/14/2013 
Expected:03/2020
 
03/2020 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue FERC-exempt Hydroelectric SUP
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T20N,R12E, Secs 3 & 10. Near Bassetts, CA.
Sardine Lake Lodge SUP Reissuance
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2020 
Expected:03/2020  03/2020 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue 20 year SUP for Lodge
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T20N,R12E, Secs 9&10. Lakes Basin Area, Sardine Lake Road.
Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship SUP
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2020 
Expected:03/2020  03/2020 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue SUP for a rec event - Downieville Downhill Race
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T20N,R10E, Sec 35. Near the town of Downieville.
Sierra Properties - China Flat Cabin SUP
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/21/2017 
Expected:03/2020
 
03/2020 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issuing SUP for 4 cabin rentals.
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - Not Applicable. T20N,R11E, Sec 32.
The Lure Resort Water System SUP
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2019 
Expected:03/2020  03/2020 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Operating and maintaining a water pipeline to resort.
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T20N R10E S36. Quarter mile North of Downieville, CA.
Trapper Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/07/2019
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 01/2020 
Expected:06/2020
 
10/2020 Roger Brown
530-478-6253
rogerbrown@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fuels reduction, forest health improvement, and transportation system improvement actions on approx. 19,000 acres in Western Sierra County and eastern Yuba County.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=52974
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra, Yuba. LEGAL - T18N, R08E Sections 1, 2, 10-15, 22-24; T18N R09E Sections 5-9, 16-20; T19N R08E Sections 24-26, 34-36; T19N R09E Sections 1, 10-18, 20-29, 32-36; and T19N R10E Sections 5-8, 17-20, 30-31. mdm. Western Sierra County and eastern Yuba County, just east of the community of Camptonville, and southwest of Goodyears bar, Ca.
Tributary White Water Rafting SUP
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/15/2019 
Expected:03/2020
 
03/2020 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us 
Description: White Water rafting tours on the North Yuba RIver
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T19N R8E S08. North Yuba River.
Tschoop Water System SUP
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2020 
Expected:03/2020  03/2020 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue SUP for existing water system for Sierra City, CA
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T20N,R12E, Sec 28. Near Sierra City, CA.
US Air Force Training Area SUP
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/04/2013 
Expected:03/2020
 
04/2020 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue SUP for military training area
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - T17N,R08E, Secs. 23,24,25,26,35,36. Area East of Nevada City, CA.
User Created Trail Obliteration
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/15/2019 
Expected:03/2020
 
03/2020 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Obliterating a user created trail
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - T17N R13E S17. East of Cisco Grove off of Rattlesnake Road.
Wayman Dam SUP
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/02/2018 
Expected:03/2020
 
03/2020 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue a special use permit for a small existing dam
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T18N,R9E,Sec8. Near Pike, CA.
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