Santa Barbara Mountain Communities Defense Zone Project
The Santa Barbara Ranger District proposes to conduct vegetation management to improve defensible space near the communities of Painted Cave, San Marcos Trout Club, Haney Tract, Rosario Park, West Camino Cielo and Refugio Canyon.
Sudden Oak Death Prevention Project
Selectively remove bay and tanoak trees in Bottchers, Ponderosa, and Nacimiento campgrounds to prevent dispersion of disease spores to adjacent disease-vulnerable native oak trees. Treat cut stems with herbicide to prevent re-sprouting.
Abbott Lakes Restoration
Re-fill lower lake to provide year-round available water for use in emergency wildfire situations
Baron Ranch Trail Connector
The US Forest Service, on behalf of the Santa Barbara County Trail Council, proposes to construct a 3.5-mile non-motorized trail in the Gaviota region of the Santa Ynez Mountains in the Santa Barbara Front.
Happy Canyon Allotment
Proposal to authorize livestock use on the Happy Canyon Grazing Allotment for a new 10 year Term. This project replaces the prior Happy Canyon Grazing Allotment EA or project number 33801, since that decision was withdrawn. Within De La Guerra IRA.
Los Padres Tamarisk Removal
An effort to remove tamarisk from all watersheds where it occurs in the Los Padres National Forest. For the targeted waterways, project is in or adjacent to the Sespe-Frazier, Juncal, Camuesa, and La Brea IRA's.
Pozo/La Panza OHV Trail Re-route and Restoration Project
The USFS in partnership with the Central Coast Motorcycle Association, proposes to re-route 11-12 motorized trails in the Pozo/La Panza area in order to reduce soil erosion and sediment delivery as well as improve OHV trail system usability.
Seneca weeper dams maintenance project
On-going maintenance work on four weeper dams / catchment basins located within the Sespe oil field in order to protect lower habitat in case of oil spill. The total area of all four catchment basins is 0.228 acres.
Strategic Community Fuelbreak Improvement Project
To re-establish and maintain 24.1 miles of historically used fuelbreaks-all of which originated as firelines-within the wildland urban interface threat zones on NFS lands; approximately 7.5 miles within wilderness and 16.6 miles outside of wilderness
Winchester Canyon Gun Club
Proposal to issue a permit for ongoing operation of exisitng target range. Previously an EA (project #2147) overturned on appeal. Project is in or adjacent to Tequepis IRA.
2014 Road Maintenance
Actions include blading the roadbed and restoring proper drainage on National Forest System roads.
Cabin Removal and Restoration
The Ojai Ranger District proposes to remove trespass structures near State Route 33 and rehabilitate the site with mechanical equipment.
NASA portable weather stations
Renew an expired special use authorization for two weather monitoring stations operated by NASA Ames Research Center on the Brazil Ranch. The two weather stations are for long-term monitoring of climate change. Each creates a 3 foot square footprint.
AT&T California Master Special Use Permit Renewal
AT&T requests to renew & consolidate all existing linear rights-of-way special use authorizations into 1 master permit for a 30-yr. term. Existing facilities are on the Monterey, Santa Lucia, Mt. Pinos & Ojai Districts. One line is in Black Mt. IRA.
DWR Gauge and Road Maintenance
Issuance of a Special Use Permit to the Department of Water Resources for use of a water flow gauge on Piru Creek and the maintenance of the Hardluck Road.
PGE Master Distribution Easement
Pacific Gas & Electric application to consolidate and renew 8 existing authorizations for existing distribution facilities for a 50-yr term. All lines are 12 kv and have a total length of 8.2 miles occupying 35 acres. In or adjacent to Tequepas IRA.
PGE Master Special Use Permit
PGE application to renew & consolidate 8 existing use authorizations for existing distribution facilities that generally serve a single facility into a single master permit for a 30-yr term. In or adjacent to Black Mtn., Garcia Mtn, & Fox Mtn. IRA's.
PGE Master Transmission Easement
Pacific Gas & Electric application to consolidate and renew 8 existing authorizations for existing transmission facilities for a 50-yr term. Relisted as CE because preliminary results of resource surveys show no significant effects.
Seneca 2013 Pipeline Relocation Project
Re-issue a SUP for an existing six inch gas pipeline for a new term allowing relocation of a segment of the line and installation of an inspection device launcher on the line.
Seneca Pipeline Special Use Permits Renewal
Issuance of two new special use permits for a new term to replace two expired special use permits with only administrative changes. There are no changes to the authorized facilities or increase in the scope or intensity of activities.
Zaca and Piru Fire Burn Area Level 3 Trail Maintenance
Trails within the burned areas have been damaged by erosion resultant from the removal of native vegetation by the fires. The purpose of this project is to repair heavily damaged trail sections through reconstruction and rerouting.
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.