Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2021 to 09/30/2021
Tahoe 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) :
Projects Occurring Nationwide
Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)
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)

Projects Occurring Nationwide  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Locatable Mining Rule - 36 CFR 228, subpart A.
EIS

           *UPDATED*
- 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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Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Tahoe 200 Events
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2021 
Expected:09/2021  09/2021 Kimberly Felton
530/543-2651
kimberlyfelton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize a 3-part foot-race event surrounding Lake Tahoe Basin on existing roads and trails through a special use permit.
Location: UNIT - Pacific Ranger District, Placerville Ranger District, Truckee Ranger District, Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit, Carson Ranger District. STATE - California, Nevada. COUNTY - Alpine, El Dorado, Placer, Douglas, Washoe, Carson City (city). LEGAL - Not Applicable. Around the Lake Tahoe Basin using system roads and trails. Uses Tahoe Rim Trail.
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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 10/2021 
Expected:11/2021
 
12/2021 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  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/08/2020
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 10/2021 
Expected:04/2022
 
04/2022 Jason Withrow
530-478-6280
jason.withrow@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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56983
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
CELLCO Partnership DBA Verizon
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2021 
Expected:09/2021  09/2021 Mary Sullivan
530-478-6254
mcsullivan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue 20-year permit for this Cisco Butte communication site. Only administrative, for a new term.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Cisco Butte communication tower near Cisco, California.
Cuckoo Vegetation Management Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/14/2015 
Expected:12/2021
 
01/2022 Kelly Pavlica
530-398-5730
kelly.pavlica@usda.gov 
Description: Cuckoo is an approximately 4,500-acre vegetation management and fuels reduction project including thinning, mastication, prescribed fire, etc. The proposal also includes road maintenance, hazard tree removal and decommissioning unauthorized roads.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=42366
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. This project is located approximately 11 miles east of Foresthill, Ca, north of Mosquito Ridge Road in the Peavine watershed.
Duncan Diversion Modifications - PCWA SUP
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special use management
- Facility management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2021 
Expected:08/2021  08/2021 Mary Sullivan
530-394-8054
mary.sullivan2@usda.gov 
Description: Construct a temporary road and staging area to facilitate work on Duncan Diversion Dam outside of FERC boundary. Total footprint 0.19 acres.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. 20 miles east of Foresthill, CA, at Duncan Diversion Dam.
French Meadows South Shore Well
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2021 
Expected:08/2021  03/2022 Mary Sullivan
530-394-8054
mary.sullivan2@usda.gov 
Description: A new well and water tank will be constructed off Forest Road 96-79. The water line will run from the water tank downhill to Forest Road 96 and then tie-in at French Meadows Campground and Boat Launch. Remove existing well infrastructure.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Located off of Forest Road 96-79, near French Meadows Reservoir, 20 miles east of Foresthill, CA.
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 Prescribed Fire Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Brian Crawford
530-478-6254 ext 227
bbcrawford@fs.fed.us 
Description: Use prescribed fire to reduce natural fuel buildup and to join these areas to logical boundaries, such as roads, natural barriers and other prescribed fire areas, for fully functional and resilient fuel breaks.
Location: UNIT - American River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Area near Sugar Pine Reservoir and along the NFS 10 road and south of NFS 88 road near China Wall.
Sugar Pine Project Water Right Permit 15375 Extension and Radial Gates Installation.
EIS

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 06/26/2021
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 10/2021 
Expected:01/2022
 
02/2022 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.
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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:10/2021
 
11/2021 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.
Blatchley
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2021 
Expected:04/2022  04/2022 Teri Banka
530-994-3401
teri.banka@usda.gov 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to conduct vegetation treatments, fuels reduction, watershed improvements and road management treatments on approximately 5,195 acres of the Sierraville Ranger District, Tahoe National Forest.
Location: UNIT - Sierraville Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The project area boarders the southern extent of the community of Sierraville and lies west of State Route 89 in Sierra County, California.
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
Cabin Creek Trailhead Improvement
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Watershed management  Completed  Actual: 06/07/2021  06/2022 John Groom
(530) 587-3558
jgroom@fs.fed.us 
Description: Pave existing dirt parking area to decrease erosion and improve watershed quality.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59587
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - T. 17N R. 16E Section 33. T. 17N R. 16E Section 33.
Five Creeks
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2021 
Expected:03/2022  05/2022 Eric Vane
530-587-3558 ex. 249
eric.vane@usda.gov 
Description: The Project aims to mitigate the potential for high severity fire within the WUI while maintaining habitat and ecosystem services through a series of actions that address forest restoration, fuels reduction, habitat enhancement and roads management.
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The Five Creeks project area aligns with the Truckee River and the California state highway 89 corridor, South of the town of Truckee and North of Olympic Valley, approximately five miles Northwest of Lake Tahoe.
Kinder Morgan LS-12 Pipeline Van Norden Meadow Encroachment Project
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/14/2019 
Expected:07/2021
 
07/2021 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.
Sawtooth Sustainable Trails Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 05/26/2021  05/2021 Kaitlin Mansfield
530-587-3558 x254
kaitlin.mansfield@usda.gov 
Description: The trails community and the Truckee Ranger District would like to re-establish and enhance the trail system in the Sawtooth Area impacted by the Big Jack East Vegetation Project, minimizing impacts to adjoining resources and neighborhoods.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=60043
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - T17N, R16E, Sections 21, 22, 27, 28, 33, 34. Sawtooth Trail Network.
Sugar Bowl Snow Play
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/11/2021  07/2021 Jonathan Cook fisher
530-587-3558
jonathan.fisher@usda.gov 
Description: Amending Sugar Bowl Ski Area Permit to provide for snow play within the permitted ski area boundary.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59586
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Placer. LEGAL - T.17 N., R.15 E. NE 1/4, Section 20. Mt. Judah Lot Forest Service Parcel.
Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area Renewal
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Elizabeth Moore
530-587-3558
elizabeth.a.moore@usda.gov 
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.
Van Norden Meadow Restoration and Recreation Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2021 
Expected:10/2021  05/2022 Rachel Hutchinson
530-587-3558 x235
Rachel.Hutchinson@usda.gov 
Description: The Project aims to rehabilitate the hydrologic regime within the 485 acre meadow and improve year round recreational access to the meadow.
Location: UNIT - Truckee Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada, Placer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The project is located on Donner Summit in both Placer and Nevada counties approximately 12 miles West of Truckee, CA and South of Interstate 80.
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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
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/01/2019 
Expected:12/2021
 
12/2021 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.
Cal Fire Station Water Pipeline SUP
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2021 
Expected:12/2021  12/2021 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.
Forest City SUP Reissues
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/01/2018 
Expected:12/2021
 
12/2021 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.
Girl Scouts Camp Wasiu Bridge Replacement Project
CE
- Special use management
- Facility management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2021 
Expected:03/2022  03/2022 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Bridge replacement over Packer Creek that serves Girl Scouts Camp Wasiu II.
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Packer Creek at Camp Wasiu II.
Greene Acres Project
CE
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2021 
Expected:09/2022  09/2022 Luke Rutten
209-965-3434 x5321
lrutten@fs.fed.us 
Description: Mechanical thinning and fuels reduction on approximately 1,252 acres of National Forest land adjacent to the community of Greene Acres in Sierra County, California.
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - Sections 1, 11, 12, 13, 14, 23 and 24, T.20N, R.12E. Mount Diablo Meridian. Adjacent to the community of Greene Acres in Sierra County, California.
Greenhorn Creek Plan of Operations
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2021 
Expected:03/2022  03/2022 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
- 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.
Jay Cory Buried Waterline SUP
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/28/2020 
Expected:12/2021
 
12/2021 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Waterline for private property north of Camptonville.
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T.19N, R.9E, Section 29. Mount Diablo meridian. North of Camptonville.
Joseph Hayes Buried Waterline SUP
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2021 
Expected:12/2021  12/2021 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Waterline for private property north of Camptonville.
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T.19N, R.9E, Section 29. Mount Diablo Meridian. North of Camptonville.
Lane Road SUP
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2021 
Expected:03/2022  03/2022 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.
Lone Grave Trail Project
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2021 
Expected:12/2021  12/2021 Paul Hart
530-226-2337
pdhart@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct a new trailhead and staging area, construct new mountain bike trails, and make modifications to the existing Hoot Trail in the Lone Grave area south of State Route 20/Forest Service Road 20-02 in Nevada County, California.
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - Sections 25 and 36, T.17N, R.9E. Mount Diablo Meridian. Lone Grave area south of State Route 20/Forest Service Road 20-02 in Nevada County, California.
Markulis Road Project
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2021 
Expected:03/2022  03/2022 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
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/04/2013 
Expected:12/2021
 
12/2021 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
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2021 
Expected:03/2022  03/2022 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
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2021 
Expected:03/2022  03/2022 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
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2021 
Expected:03/2022  03/2022 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.
North Yuba Landscape Resilience Project
EIS

           *UPDATED*
- Land management planning
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 07/2021 
Expected:06/2023  07/2023 Laurie Perrot
530-478-6244
lperrot@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improve and restore forest health and resilience, reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire, protect and secure water supplies, and protect communities from the effects of high-severity wildfire on approximately 210,000 acres of National Forest Land.
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra, Yuba. LEGAL - Not Applicable. North Yuba River Watershed. The planning area stretches from New Bullards Bar Reservoir up to the Sierra Crest along Highway 49 and encompasses approximately 275,000 acres.
OSHA Reader Existing Waterline SUP
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/28/2020 
Expected:12/2021
 
12/2021 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue new permit for existing 10 foot x 1,250 foot waterline.
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T.20N, R.13E, Section 10. Mount Diablo meridian. Yuba pass area.
PG&E Drum-Rio Oso Transmission Reliability Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/13/2021  09/2021 Heather Newell
530-288-3232
hnewell@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project involves reliability improvements and consolidation of the parallel Drum Rio Oso #1 and #2 115kV electric transmission lines. Electric conductor and support structures will be replaced.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59543
Location: UNIT - Yuba River Ranger District. STATE - California. COUNTY - Nevada. LEGAL - N1/2, Section 18, T16N, R11E and NW1/4 Section 26, T16N, R10E. Yuba River Ranger District, North of Interstate 80.
Pacific Gas and Electric Access Road SUP
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2021 
Expected:03/2022  03/2022 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
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/15/2019 
Expected:12/2021
 
12/2021 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
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2021 
Expected:03/2022  03/2022 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
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2021 
Expected:03/2022  03/2022 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
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/14/2013 
Expected:09/2021
 
09/2021 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
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2021 
Expected:03/2022  03/2022 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
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2021 
Expected:03/2022  03/2022 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
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/21/2017 
Expected:09/2021
 
09/2021 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
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2021 
Expected:03/2022  03/2022 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.
Tributary White Water Rafting SUP
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/15/2019 
Expected:09/2021
 
09/2021 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
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2021 
Expected:03/2022  03/2022 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
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/04/2013 
Expected:09/2021
 
09/2021 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
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/15/2019 
Expected:09/2021
 
09/2021 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
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/02/2018 
Expected:09/2021
 
09/2021 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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