Burnt Ranch Fire Resilient Community
The goal of this project is to build a strategy towards making Burnt Ranch a ?fire resilient? community. The Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) will be the primary focus area for this project.
McD's Placer #1 Mine Exploration Operation
Mining claimants, on McD's Placer #1 mine, propose to construct a .25 mile temp road, excavate 9 sample plots totalling 1000 cubic yards, process samples by gravity wash classification system, and conclude with reclamation of the disturbed site.
Nelson Creek Stream Enhancement Project
Construction of several boulder step pools to improve fish passage through a 100 foot section of stream with steep gradient. Boulder step pools will also develop pool habitat and enhance cover for rainbow trout.
Beegum Watershed Restoration
Road-related watershed improvements, including road decommissioning, in the Beegum Creek Watershed of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest.
Homestake Consolidated Mining Claim Exploration
A mining operations proposal to sample for valuable mineral deposits on Homestake Consolidated Mine. Approximately 3,000 cubic yards of material are proposed to be excavated and processed onsite by a trommel wash plant system. Reclamation will occur.
I-5 Corridor Fuels Reduction Project
Reduction of fuels build up on National Forest System lands in and around communities and infrastructure, and protection of municipal watersheds through fuels reduction. Includes a non-significant Forest Plan amendment.
Ironside Mountain Communication Site Expansion Project
The proposed action is to amend Pacific Wholesale Materials, Inc.?s current Communication Use Lease to allow them to move their communications site on Ironside Mountain. This action also authorizes a new lease for a new 20-yr term.
Packers Bay Invasive Plant Species Removal Project
Removal of non-native Scotch, French & Spanish brooms using an integrated approach on about 112 acres of National Forest System lands. A combination of treatments, including herbicide, manual cutting, hand pulling & prescribed fire will be used.
Parks-Eddy Watershed Restoration
Sediment source reductions through road and trail management in the Parks and Eddy Creek watersheds. Includes road maintenance, reconstruction, decommissioning and transportation system management. Trailhead and trail reconstruction and realignment.
Pilgrim Plantations Insect and Disease Project
Thin from below with group selection and patch cutting in areas of mortality or to introduce heterogeniety to the stands. Apply prescribed fire 3 years after treatment. Site prepare/plant openings.
Red Fir Restoration Project
Red fir trees are deteriorating due to reduced forest health. Project includes treatment of approx 1150 acres to maintain red fir as a viable species while improving forest health & fire resilience on the South Fork ridge top.
Toad Mountain Range Management Project
The decision to be made is whether or not to reauthorize grazing, issue a term grazing permit, and implement allotment management plans on one cattle allotment in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and standards and guidelines.
Trinity River Channel Rehabilitation- Dutch Creek Site
The US Bureau of Reclamation is proposing channel restoration activities on BLM and Forest Service/NFS Lands along the Trinity River in order to provide suitable habitat for anadromous fish. The Forest Service will authorize activities on NFS lands.
Westside Plantation Project
Thinning of overstocked plantations to improve vigor and reduce hazardous fuels on the west side of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest.
Salt Timber Harvest and Fuels Hazard Reduction
The proposed action would reduce hazardous fuels and improve forest health through silvicultural treatments on approximately 1656 acres. Currently a supplemental EIS is being prepared in response to the appeal decision reversing Oct 2009 decision.
Algoma Vegetation Management Project
Thinning/other silvicultural and fuels treatments of approximately 4,666 acres of forested stands within the Algoma Late Successional Reserve. Application of a borax fungicide to cut stumps 14 inches and larger. Some new road construction.
Bagley Hazard Tree Abatement Project.
Hazard tree abatement (felling trees) along 95mi of NFS roads posing a threat to public safety following the 46,300 acre Baglex Complex. Treatments will focus on an estimated 19 miles of segmented roads experiencing greatest fire mortality.
Big Mountain Roads Tree Removal Project
The Forest Service proposes to manually fall dead and dying trees that pose a hazard to the transportation system and to public safety along Forest Service roads 5N18, 5N04, and 5N05.
Designed to improve forest health by reducing overcrowded forest stand conditions and associated fuel ladders, the project harvests timber from about 790 acres, treats fuels throughout
Deer Creek Timber Stand Improvement Project
precommercial thinning, pruning and brush mastication on approximately 700acres of conifer tree plantations and creation of a shaded fuel break along rainbow ridge for approximately 1.0 miles
Eagle Ranch Timber Sale
Timber sale proposing to harvest 103 acres of Matrix lands. Harvesting includes thinning and regeneration areas; fuels treatments throughout; protection provided for Survey and Manage species, cultural sites, riparian reserves, and soils.
Edson Vegetation Management Project
Commercial thinning of overstocked forest stands. Sanitation harvest of disease infected ledgepole pine. Harvest and reforestation of conifers infected with black stain root disease.
Gateway Trail (previously "Loop Trail")
Parking lot (~0.13-0.16 ac), kiosk/signs, new trail segments/restoration of existing unclassified trails (~1.78 mi. new; remainder ~1.8 mi. maintenance/restoration, ~3.45 mi. realignment/new). Trail will be added to NFS system (non-motorized).
Thinning and fuels reduction to enhance and protect late successional habitat.
Hagen-French Ranch Land for Land Exchange
Forest Service proposes to exchange NFS lands in the vicinity of Weaverville, CA for Proponent's lands called the "French Ranch" and "Cold Creek" parcels, south of Hyampom on the South Fork of the Trinity River.
Harris Vegetation Management
Improve forest health and restore fire-adapted ecosystem characteristics on approx. 3,000 acres in and adjacent to the Harris Mtn. LSR. Ground and ladder fuels would be reduced and forested stands would be thinned to yield a fire-resilient forest.
Homestake Consolidated Mine
A mining operations proposal to sample for valuable mineral deposits on the Homestake Consolidated Mine. A total of approximately 3,000 cubic yards of material will be excavated and processed on site by trommel wash plant system.
Kellogg Fuels Reduction
Hazard fuels reduction in the urban interface. Treatments will include understory thinning, pruning, piling and burning.
McBride Springs Campground Diseased Trees Removal
Root rot has killed many fir trees in the campground; these trees pose a hazard. Remaining firs are predicted to become infected. The proposal includes removal of dead/dying trees and trees that are predicted to become infected.
McCloud Aspen Release Project
Remove conifer trees that are overtopping and competing with aspen on approximatley 140 acres of National Forest lands
Proposal to construct new office buildings at the existing McCloud Ranger Station Compound, located immediately north of State Route 89 at 2019 Forest Road in the community of McCloud.
Mt. Thin and Fuels Management
Commercial thinning of overstocked forest stands. creation of shaded fuelbreaks. Conversion of Knobcone Pine stands to mixed conifer stands. Site clearing and planting of failed plantations. Road reconstruction. Road closure and decommissioning.
Mudflow Vegetation Management
Approximately 3000 acres of commercial thinning, Green Tree Retention and fuels reduction within the urban interface of the town of McCloud and the Mt. Shasta Forest Subdivision, removing encroaching conifers from meadows and application of Borax.
Pettijohn LSR Project
Fuel reduction project within Late Successional Reserve designed to reduce fuel loading and maintain/enhance old-growth habitat.
Pilgrim Vegetation Management
Commercial Timber Sale including thinning, salvage and regeneration harvest on approximately 4000 acres. A site-specific plan amendment is part of this proposal.
Porcupine Vegetation and Road Management Project
Reduction of fuels, improvement of forest health on the east side of the McCloud Flats. Includes estimated 3760 acres of thinning, 83 acres regeneration, 48 acres meadow restoration, 21 acres aspen release. Application of Borax to cut stumps.
Trinity Roadside Hazard
The purpose for this project is to reduce threats to public safety by felling dead trees impacted by recent wildfires along roads open to public travel.
Trout Creek Restoration
Plug gullies, construct ponds at 10 sites, reconstruct 1.5 miles of stream channel, revegetate stream banks, cut conifers from meadows, introduce woody debris into stream channel, obliterate stream crossings, replace 2.5 miles of fencing
Trout Creek Vegetation Restoration Project
Remove encroaching conifers from meadow & hardwood areas; thin (including sanitation, improvement, & group selection in limited areas) adjacent forest stands; treat fuels & reintroduce fire. May require 0.5-1.0 mile temporary road construction.
Bartle Grazing Allotment Project
The decision to be made is whether or not to authorize grazing and implement allotment management plans on the Bartle Allotment, in compliance with applicable laws, regulations and standards and guidelines.
Hayfork Area Fuel Break Maintenance
Approximately 2,750 acres along existing fuel breaks within the South Fork Management Unit will receive maintenance treatments which may including prescribed burning, mastication and thinning, handpiling and burning or a combination thereof.
Soldier Forest Health
Vegetation management project designed to respond to concerns expressed by stakeholders, the Trinity County Community Wildfire Protection Plan, and members of the general public regarding fire hazard/risk, high fuel loading and general forest health.
Big Bar Cellular Site
Development of a cellular site in Big Bar, CA, by Trinity County through a grant by the CPUC
Braden Mine Lode #2
Authorize sampling of lode deposits by excavation of horizontal tunnel into bedrock (mining adit) and processing of ore on the Braden Mine Lode #2. Amount of processed ore < or = 200 cubic yards. Total area of disturbance < or = 1 acre.
Down River Community Protection Project.
The Forest Service proposes to implement surface and ladder fuel treatments consisting of thinning, pruning, mastication and snag removal on 4,456 acres within six discrete treatment unit areas. There are approximately 23 sub-units proposed for treatment: four Fuel Management Zones; one Streamwood Protection zone; two Campground Thins; eight Roadside Fuel Buffers; four Plantation Thin areas (each consisting of several plantations) and four Private Property Fuel Buffers.
Comments on the EA can be sent to:
Weaverville Ranger Station
P.O. Box 1190
Weaverville, CA 96093
Hyampom Cellular Site
Development of a cellular site in Hyampom, CA by Trinity County through a grant by the CPUC
Thinning of 45 year old ponderosa pine plantations to reduce fuels and improve forest health and vigor.
Moosehead Vegetation and Road Management Project
Approximately 2400 acres of thinning and fuels treatments, 21 miles of road reconstruction and 11 miles of road decommissioning and closures within and adjoining the Algoma Late Successional Reserve.
North Lake Roadside Fuels Reduction Project
This project will reduce surface fuel loadings by manually thinning trees up to 11 inches DBH, thinning brush, pruning, hand piling or concentrating activity slash and natural fuels, burning and chipping.
Post Mountain Fuel Reduction Project
Fuel reduction within Wildland Urban Interface, including: Brush burn 603 acres, Thin from below 369 acres, Hand thin to 10-inch diameter 98 acres, Shaded fuelbreak 176 acres
Summit Creek Culvert Replacement #1
Installation of an embedded corrugated metal pipe (CMP) at an existing low water crossing on Summit Creek at Summit Creek Road. The project will improve water quality, reduce mobilization of sediments, and improve access for residents.
Trinity River Minerals Withdrawal
Make recommendation on the suitability for mineral withdrawal of 541 acres of NFS lands on the Trinity River between Sheridan Creek and Maxwell Creek
Westside Reforestation Release and Burning
The Forest will conduct release & hand pile burning in areas affected by recent wildfires, about 10,895 acres via manual methods. Treatments consist primarily of hand cutting/grubbing/chainsaws. Hand pile burning on 2,518 acres via hand ignition.
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.