Projects

The Modoc National Forest is involved in dozens of activities every year.

The Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA), published quarterly, makes it easier for you to keep track of and participate in our planning efforts. It lists all the projects we will be working on in the coming months. There is a contact person listed for each project that you can get in touch with for additional information.

Modoc National Forest Current and Recent Projects



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Developing Proposal

Medicine Lake Caldera Vegetation Treatment Project

Proposed vegetation treatments would remove Mountain Pine Beetle infested lodgepole pine, thin stands to meet forest health objectives, and provide for a post-treatment stand condition that would improve the ability to control wildfire.

Wetland Weed Treatment

Treating noxious weeds on duck nesting island to promote desired.

Under Analysis

Barry Point South 2015 Reforestation

The project aims to accelerate the restoration of forested lands that experienced high mortality rates due to the effects of the 2012 Barry Point fire.Hand planting ponderosa pine seedlings across ~1900 acres and protect seedlings from animal damage.

Carr-Tucker Water Development Project

Three wells, along with storage tanks, troughs, and pipeline, would be installed to provide permanent water sources within the Carr and Tucker Allotments.

CLP III

Maintain and restore suitable habitat for sage-grouse by controlling western juniper expansion and infill into the sage steppe community around Clear Lake and the surrounding vicinity. Expands the benefits of other similar treatments in the area.

Lassen 15 Restoration Project

Landscape level analysis to address timber, range, wildlife habitat and fuel issues. Due to major revision of analysis area and proposed actions, project will be rescoped in March 2014.

Lava Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project

This project, last entered as the Lava Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project, is within an energy corridor WUI and spotted owl habitat. It is a fuels reduction project to protect the power lines and habitat for the owls from catastrophic wildland fires.

Perez Pipeline Extension

Extend water pipeline on the east side of West Radar pasture south into Perez pasture of the Carr Allotment to provide a water source to improve livestock distribution and utilization within the Perez pasture.

Analysis Completed

Big Sage Allotment Range Improvements

Construction of 6 miles of fence, construction of one stock tank and development of one spring development.

Devil's Garden Plateau Wild Horse Territory Management Plan Update

This project will update the Wild Horse Territory Management Plan approved in 1980 and the Modoc NF Land and Resource Management Plan in 1991. This plan will guide the management of wild horses in this area for the next 15 - 20 years.

Knobcone Butte Thinning Project

Thin pine and cedar up to 21" in diameter over approximately 2504 acres to reduce wildfire hazard and to increase overall forest health.

South Warner Grazing Analysis

The Warner Mtn./Devil's Garden District Ranger proposes to authorize livestock grazing on three allotments located on the Warner Mtn. Ranger District on the Modoc National Forest.

Triangle Allotment Sage Steppe Restoration Treatment Area

There is a need to restore the sage steppe ecosystem in this area to improve ecological conditions and habitat for sage grouse and other sagebrush obligate species.

Cancelled

Clear Lake Hills/Doublehead Habitat Maintenance

Harvest of all juniper 12" Dbh and smaller. Lopping and scattering of trees to height of 3' or less. This project will be incorporated into the Clear Lake Sage Grouse Habitat Improvement Project - Phase I. See "Other Project Information".

Homestead Forest Health Project

Selective thinning to favor retainment and regeneration of Washoe/ponderosa pines. Patch harvesting to favor regeneration of white bark pine. Thinning to reduce stocking in lodgepole pine stands. Prescribed fire to restore Washoe/ponderosa stands.

Matrix Thinning Project

Mechanized thinning of trees 12" and below to maintain or increase growth rates of residual trees, lower the risk to insect related mortality, and lower the risk of loss to high severity wildfire.

Sagebrush Pasture Division Fence and Reservoirs

The project consists of constructing two fences and two stockponds to better manage livestock grazing within the sagebrush pasture.

Project Archive

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