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.
Abbott Lakes Restoration
Re-fill lower lake to provide year-round available water for use in emergency wildfire situations
Baron Ranch Trail Connector
The proposed project would consist of an approximately 2.5 mile extension of the County?s recently opened Baron Ranch Trail to connect to West Camino Cielo, allowing eventual through access to California State Park?s Gaviota Peak trail system.
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 This project replaces the prior Happy Canyon Grazing Allotment EA or project number 33801, since that decision was withdrawn.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.
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.
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 Southern California National Forests (the Angeles, Cleveland, Los Padres, and San Bernardino National Forests) are developing a proposed amendment for the Land Management Plans (LMPs) adopted in 2006. The proposed amendment would revise land use zone allocations for select Inventoried Roadless Areas (IRAs) within the four forests and amend LMP monitoring protocols. This proposed LMP amendment is a result of the Settlement Agreement approved January 3, 2011 for California Resources Agency, et al vs. United States Department of Agriculture, and Center for Biological Diversity, et al vs. United States Department of Agriculture.
Scoping began on April 27, 2012 and closed on June 11, 2012. One EIS will be prepared with a Record of Decision (ROD) for each Land Management Plan. This joint planning process will maintain the consistent management direction and format across the four Forests.
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.