Lakes Basin Paved Path - Lake George Connector
The US Forest Services proposes to issue the Town of Mammoth Lakes a special use permit to contruct and maintain approximately one mile of a paved multiple use path that will connect Lake George to the existing paved multiple use path.
Mammoth Base Area Land Exchange
Exchange of approximately 21 acres of National Forest System land, currently under special use authorization to Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, located near the Main Lodge north of Highway 203 for approximately 1,500 acres of land in California.
Mammoth RV Park Permit Renewal
Renewal and continuation of Mammoth RV Park's 20 year term special use permit to operate and maintain a RV campground and associated facilities on the national forest.
Motorized Transportation System Modifications
This project will analyze approximately 10-15 existing system and/or unauthorized routes in the Mammoth and Mono Lake area with known recreation, access, or resource issues, for use by motorized vehicles.
Shepherd Pass Trail Repair and Reconstruction
Reconstruct and/or repair Shepherd Pass Trail's (#3402) stream and gully crossings damaged by flash flood event. Reconstruct and/or repair trail tread,tread retaining strucutes(check dams, retaining walls) and water diversion structures (water bars).
Inyo, Sierra, and Sequoia National Forests Land Management Plans Revision
The Inyo, Sequoia, and Sierra National Forests are the three "early adopter" national forests in the Pacific Southwest Region of the Forest Service revising their Forest Plans using the 2012 Planning Rule. The revision process involves three stages: assessment of forest resource condition and trend, development of a revised plan, and monitoring the implementation and effectiveness of plan direction.
To officially start the formal NEPA process, a Notice of Intent to prepare an environmental impact statement has been published that briefly describes the purpose of and need for action and the proposed action to revise these forest plans. Your comments on the proposed action will help us refine the proposed action, identify preliminary issues, and develop alternatives to the proposed action.
We are also asking for your input on the wilderness inventory and evaluation process, outlined here.
Land and Resource Management Plan Revision
The Inyo National Forest is revising its 1988 Inyo National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan under the provisions of the 2012 National Forest System Planning Rule. Check out http://www.fs.usda.gov/land/inyo/landmanagement/planning for more information about plan revision and upcoming public involvement opportunities.
Mammoth Abondoned Mine Lands Project
Installation of safety features and wildlife protection features at four abandoned mines near the Mammoth Lakes area. Methods will include bat gates, foam plugs, and removal of trash from sites.
Mammoth Creek Road Reroute and Stream Stabilization
Reroute of the road and stabilizatation of the streambank at crossing of Mammoth Creek and Road 03S09, off of Highway 203 near Town of Mammoth Lakes. The road is currently diverting the stream, leading to streambank erosion and water quality concerns
Sierra Front OHV Restoration
Restore unauthorized routes along the Sierra Escarpment(Bishop to Olancha)that are continuing to cause watershed and vegetation issues.
Casa Diablo IV Geothermal Development Project
Construction of a 33-megawatt geothermal power plant and associated well field, internal access roads, pipelines, and a transmission line on National Forest System land. The Forest Service would authorize the transmission line and make changes to the forest transportation system. The Bishop Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management is the lead agency for NEPA compliance and has jurisdiction to approve development of the power plant, well field, and pipelines.
Upper Owens Unauthorized Route Restoration Project
Evaluation and restoration of routes defined as unauthorized in the 2009 Travel Management EIS, on the North Zone. It would determine type of restoration action needed on each route,if any.It could also revisit unauthorized designation in some cases.
Scenic Loop OSV/OHV Staging Areas
The purpose of this project is to improve two off highway vehicle (OHV) and over snow vehicle (OSV) staging areas in areas that have existing, user-created staging areas (just east of Highway 395, lookout loop; and at 3S22, just off the Scenic Loop).
Furnace Creek Road Analysis Environmental Assessment
In 2003, the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management initiated a joint assessment of motorized vehicle access options for the Furnace Creek Road. The portion of the road on National Forest System land was designated as wilderness in 2009; Forest Service planning for this project was cancelled as a result.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep Study
The study involves the capture and collaring of Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep using helicopter net-guns in designated wilderness in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (SEKI). In the summer of 2011, the proposed action was modified and no longer includes any proposed captures on the Inyo National Forest. For more information about the status of the proposed study in SEKI, visit the National Park Service's Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) website at: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/seki.
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.