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

Antelope Plains Sage Steppe Restoration

Treat approximately 1,630 acres, removing western juniper through hand cutting or by use of equipment. The boles and branches would be lopped and scattered on the ground surface. Pile burning may also be used to reduce potential fuels.

Wetland Weed Treatment

Treating noxious weeds on duck nesting island to promote desired botany species.

Under Analysis

Carr-Tucker Allotments Water Development Projects

Four water development projects including well installation, with storage tanks, troughs, and pipeline, are proposed to provide permanent water sources within the Carr and Tucker Allotments. (Perez Pipeline proposal is now included in this analysis).

Lassen 15 Restoration Project

Landscape level analysis to address timber, range, wildlife habitat and fuel issues.

Lava Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project

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 large-scale high intensity wildland fires

Medicine Lake Caldera Vegetation Treatment Project

Proposed vegetation treatments would remove Mountain Pine Beetle infested lodgepole pine and thin stands to meet forest health objectives.

Perez Pipeline Extension

This project is now combined with the Carr-Tucker Allotments Water DevelopmentProjects. A 30 day comment period will being in October 2014.

Analysis Completed

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.

Big Sage Allotment Range Improvements

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

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.


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 a division fence 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.