Projects

Schedule of Proposed Actions

The Schedule of Proposed Actions is published quarterly to provide notice of current projects in Los Padres National Forest that may require environmental analysis. Project descriptions and contact information are provided so that you can be aware of upcoming activities and gain information on Forest projects. Please contact the person listed for specific information on projects of interest.

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Los Padres National Forest Current and Recent Projects

Note: Not all projects may appear on map. See list below for complete list of projects with more information or documentation.
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Developing Proposal

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.

Southern California Gas Company's Line 8109 Pipeline Exposure Repair Project - Phase 2

The action is to repair a 20-inch high pressure gas pipeline within an unnamed tributary to the Cuyama River. The action includes replacing 74 feet of mostly exposed pipleine with 83 linear feet of underground pipeline.

Under Analysis

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.

Cabin Removal and Restoration

The Ojai Ranger District proposes to remove trespass structures near State Route 33 and rehabilitate the site with mechanical equipment.

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 This project replaces the prior Happy Canyon Grazing Allotment EA or project number 33801, since that decision was withdrawn.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.

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.

Analysis Completed

2014 Road Maintenance

Actions include blading the roadbed and restoring proper drainage on National Forest System roads.

Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads (ERFO) Repair Project

The proposed action is to complete repairs to 12 roads at 31 different sites across the forest. These roads sustained damage from natural events and are approved for repair under the U.S. Federal Highways approved ERFO program.

Monterey Trails - On-Going Level 1 and Level 2 Maintenance

Perform level 1 and level 2 maintenance on National Forest System trails in the Monterey Ranger District.

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.

Seneca 2012 Pipelines Relocation Project Proposal

To greatly reduce risk of line failure and for safer operations, Seneca has requested authorization to relocate select lines along existing roads and relocate old swing tanks to a centralized treating facility with newer & safer tanks.

Southern California National Forests Land Management Plan Amendment

The Angeles, Cleveland, Los Padres, and San Bernardino national forests propose to amend their land management plans with new guidance for roadless area management and land management plan monitoring.

Zaca and Piru Fire Burn Area Level 1 and 2 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 the trails within the exisiting trail corridors.

On Hold

Applications for Permit to Drill (APD's) in the Sespe Oil Field

Seneca Resources is requesting to drill 8 oil and gas wells at 4 existing well pads, installation of 7,960 feet of new pipeline, a 400 barrel emergency tank, a transfer pump, three pressure vessels, and 2 master headers in the Sespe Oil Field.

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.

Blue Point Campground and Day Use Removal and Restoration Project

The Ojai Ranger District proposes to decommission the campground and infrastructure (roads, campsites, cement creek crossing, and rip-rap bank protection) utilizing heavy equipment to remove infrastructure and restore area to natural conditions.

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.

El Dorado Broadcasters, LLC Tower Replacement and Building Upgrade - Cuesta Peak Communications Site

El Dorado Broadcasters, LLC has requested authorization to replace a 55 ft. wooden pole with a 200 ft. self-supporting transmitter tower and upgrade the existing 18x18 ft. concrete block building located at Cuesta Peak Communications Site.

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.

Porter, Pine Canyon and South Fork La Brea Grazing Allotments

Proposal to authorize continued grazing on the Porter, Pine Canyon and South Fork La Brea Allotments for a new 10 year term. This project is located within five IRA's; Horseshoe Spring, La Brea, Miranda Pine, Spoor Canyon, and Tepusquet Peak.

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.

Union Pacific Railroad Communication Site Improvements - Tassajera Communications Site

Union Pacific Railroad proposes to remove existing 8'x20' building, replace with a 10'x18' building, fence area, pour four concrete pads: 12'x20', 2'x4', 4'x6', and 3'x8' for building & entrance, generator & propane tank at Tassajera Communications

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.

Cancelled

Yellow Jacket Water Development Enhancement

Project to add water line from an existing tank to two 700 gallon trough locations to provide water to an unused area for deer and elk.

Project Archive

Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.

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