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 expand their communications site on Ironside Mountain. This action also authorizes a new lease for a new 20-yr term.
Shasta Trail Runs 2017-2022
Authorize use & occupancy of NFS lands for 2 annual trail run events by issuing 5-year special use permit to Shasta Trail Runs. Two events will be held each year from 2017-2022. Roads & trails included are: 33N03, Clikapudi Tr, OHV 18, Dry Creek Tr.
Sugar Pine Conservation Camp Permit Issuance
CAl FIRE's Sugar Pine Conservation Camp is located on NFS Lands under Special Use Permit. The current Permit will be expiring and a new Permit will be issued. INFORMAL SCOPING
2015 Fire Reforestation Project
Reestablishment of forest vegetation in plantations (approx. 13,700 ac) and natural stands (approx. 4,500 ac) impacted by wildfire in 2015. Site preparation including mitigation of hazardous vegetation would occur in plantations.
Beegum Watershed Restoration
Road-related improvements, including road decommissioning and safe OHV recreation opportunities, in the Beegum Creek Watershed of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest.
Black Fox Plantations
Thin & prescribed burn plantations to increase resilience to insects & disease. Radial thin & group selects may be proposed,& existing roads maintained. Temporary roads may be constructed (then decommissioned). Collaboration with public will be done.
Bowerman Homestead Interpretive Trail
Construction of approximately 1400 feet of interpretive trail at historic Bowerman Homestead (includes Bowerman Barn). Installation of interpretive sign at barn & numbered posts, that correspond to interpretive brochure, along trail.
Burnt Ranch Fire Resilient Community
The goals of the project are to move Burnt Ranch toward becoming a fire resilient community and to promote & maintain late successional conditions within the Corral Late Successional Reserve. Activities will focus on the Wildland Urban Interface.
Caltrans Mud Creek Bridge Replacement Project
Caltrans has requested a special use permit for approximately 1 acre and a term of 5 years or less on NFS land to use as a staging area for equipment and materials and a highway detour during replacement of the Mud Creek Bridge. INFORMAL SCOPING
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.
Hunter Communications Fiber Optic Line Permit
Hunter Communications has proposed to install approx. 3 miles of new fiber optic line (buried or attached to existing poles) across National Forest land in Mt. Shasta and McCloud along existing roads and road easements or powerlines.
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.
Lehigh Southwest Land Exchange
Exchange 2 parcels of National Forest System lands next to an active limestone mine (Gray Rocks mine) operated by Lehigh for a private inholding of land along the McCloud River Arm of Shasta Lake.
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.
Shasta Marina at Packers Bay 20-Year Permit Issuance
Reauthorize use & occupancy of NFS lands for marina at Packers Bay by issuing new 20-year special use permit. Extend boat ramp. Expand existing leach fields & boat maintenance shop. Pave existing gravel parking lot.
Trinity Post Fire Hazard Reduction and Salvage
Treatments would occur within a buffer along roads that were burned in the 2015 wildfires. Treatments would include mitigating roadside hazard trees, reducing hazardous fuel loading, and salvage of forest products.
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.
UM Shasta Camp Permit Amendment to add Solar Array
The UM Shasta Camp has requested to amend their special use permit to add a solar array. The Camp operates off the grid and is working towards a more sustainable energy option to reduce their dependence on propane. INFORMAL SCOPING.
Algoma Vegetation Management Project
Thinning/other silvicultural and fuels treatments of approximately 5600 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.
Elk Late-Successional Reserve Enhancement Project
Reduce tree densities and fuel loads with thinning and fuels treatments on approximately 3,420 acres in the Elk Flat Late-Successional Reserve, adjacent matrix lands and Elk Flat meadow to protect current and develop late-successional habitat.
Gateway Trail (previously "Loop Trail")
Parking lot (~0.13 ac), kiosk/signs, new trail segments/restoration of existing unclassified trails (~1.75 mi. new; remainder ~1.75 mi. maintenance/restoration, ~3.68 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.
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.
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.
Westside Plantation Project
Thinning of overstocked plantations to improve vigor and reduce hazardous fuels on the west side of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest.
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 & guidelines.
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.
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.
Adit Entry Hardrock #1 Lode
Authorization of a plan of operations for underground mineral exploration and sampling using hand tools in an existing mine adit.
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.
Construct Fuel Management Zones (FMZ) and roadside fuel buffers; treat hazardous fuels within the Wildland Urban Interface. Thin plantations within 500 feet of private property, and/or where they intersect FMZs and roadside fuel buffers.
Hayfork Area Fuel Break Maintenance
Approximately 2,750 acres along existing fuelbreaks within the South Fork Management Unit will receive maintenance fuel treatments, including prescribed burning, mastication and handpiling.
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.
Post Mountain Small Salvage Project
Salvage of excess down, damaged, dead, or dying trees in the Post Mountain area of the Hayfork Ranger District. Road hazard trees would be included.
Red Fir Restoration Project
Red fir trees are deteriorating due to reduced forest health. Project includes treatment of approx 1400 acres to maintain red fir populations while improving forest health & fire resilience on the South Fork ridge top. See other project info
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.
TC&I Reciprocal Road Rights of Way
The Shasta-Trinity Tri-County Snowmobile Trail system requires easement across 2 segments of TC&I road and TC&I requires easement across 2 segments of NFS to access their private timberland. We propose to exchange ROW easements of approximate value.
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.