Franklin Trail Restoration
Reopen the portion of the Franklin Trail on NFS lands from the Los Padres National Forest boundary to the top of the ridge, connecting it with the Divide Peak OHV route. The lower end of the trail connects to a Santa Barbara County trail easement.
USGS Seismic Instruments Special Use Permit Renewal Project
Proposal to issue one special use permit (SUP) to the U.S. Geological Survey to operate and maintain 11 existing seismic instruments located throughout the forest. The SUP will also provide for removal of the instruments when appropriate.
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 This project replaces the prior Happy Canyon Grazing Allotment EA or project number 33801, since that decision was withdrawn.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.
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.
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.
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.
Grizzly Mine Closure
Closure of an adit and two shafts using bat gates in order to: 1. Reduce the safety risks to the public posed by the open adit, tunnels and shafts
2. Implement measures intended to protect bats and their habitat
SBA Tower Reinforcement Special Use Authorization Amendment
SBA Towers proposes to reinforce the foundation of their existing authorized tower at the communication site at Cuesta Peak. 4 pieces of concrete will be installed between the 4 legs of the existing tower, and diagonal braces installed in 4 places.
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.
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.