Projects

Shasta Trinity National Forest Current and Recent Projects



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Developing Proposal

AT&T Sugarloaf Communication Site Upgrade

Upgrade of existing equipment and reissuance of 20-year special use authorization for communication site on Sugarloaf Mountain.

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.

Lower McCloud Fuels Management Project

Mechanical and prescribed fire fuels reduction within ~20,000 acres with in the Lower McCloud and Lower Squaw Valley Creek watersheds.

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.

Shasta-McCloud Management Unit Over Snow Vehicle Trail Grooming and Snowmobile Facility Maintenance

Oversnow trail grooming, snowplowing, and snowmobile facility maintenance activities associated with the Pilgrim Creek Snowmobile Park.

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.

Under Analysis

Beegum Watershed Restoration

Road-related watershed improvements, including road decommissioning, in the Beegum Creek Watershed of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest.

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 and adjacent matrix lands to protect current late/mid-successional habitat and develop future late-successional habitat conditions. Meadow conditions in Elk Flat outside of the LSR will also be restored. Access Google Earth files for this project.

Green-Horse Habitat Restoration and Maintenance Project

Use of prescribed fire and hand thinning on 46,000 acres to restore and maintain forest structure, watershed condition and wildlife habitat.

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.

Highway 89 Safety Enhancement and Vegetation Management Project

The project will treat vegetation in the vicinity of Hwy 89 between I-5 and Cattle Camp Campground. Project design will include: public safety improvement, forest health, fire restoration, construction of infrastructure, wildlife habitat enhancement

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.

Oregon Fire Salvage and Reforestation

Salvage dead trees on 45 acres burned in the August 2014 Oregon Fire. Reforestation on approximately 280 acres of burned area.

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.

Shasta Lake Water Resources Investigation--Forest Service Connected Actions

Bureau of Reclamation is proposing to increase height of Shasta Dam. Forest Service (FS) has jurisdiction over NFS lands w/in the NRA. Connected actions will require authorization by permit or other suitable instrument issued by the FS to the Bureau.

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 Alps Wilderness Prescribed Fire project

Re-introduce fire onto the landscape within the Trinity Alps Wilderness by implementing prescribed burning.

Westside Plantation Project

Thinning of overstocked plantations to improve vigor and reduce hazardous fuels on the west side of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest.

Analysis Completed

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.

Bolam Timber Stand Improvement and Fuelbreak Construction Project

Precommercial thinning, pruning and mastication of brush in approximately 2900 acres of conifer tree plantation and creation of a fuelbreak along roads such as Highway 97 and the Military Pass Road

Browns Project

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

Canyon Creek/Boulder Creek Lakes Trail Re-Route Project

Sections of the trail require re-routing to improve visitor safety, reduce erosion, prevent further damage to vegetation and reduce long term maintenance needs.

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.

East Fork II Thinning Project

Commercial thinning of approximately 1,000 acres of currently overstocked forested stands.

East Fork/Sims Watershed Restoration Project

Watershed restoration, including road decommissioning.

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.

Forest Glen Recreation Residence Septic Tank Replacement Project

Remove 3 substandard septic tanks servicing rec. residences & replace with non-porous tanks to meet Co. Env. Health codes. Remove existing leach line at 1 site & replace with new upgraded leach line, install new leach lines at other 2 sites.

Forest Glen Recreation Residence Special Use Permit Renewals

Issue term special use permits to cabin owners who are in compliance with their current permit and with county, state and federal standards for sanitation and water systems.

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).

Gemmill Thin

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.

Hayfork South and Highway 3 Fuel Management Zone Project

The project is designed to reduce the fire hazard near the community of Hayfork, CA, while returning existing vegetation to a more fire resistant and healthy condition.

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

McCloud Office

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.

Middle Hayfork Creek Pre-commercial Thinning and Mastication

Thinning and fuels reduction in plantations in the Middle Hayfork Creek watershed.

Mount Shasta Nordic Center Special Use Permit Re-issuance

The Mount Shasta Nordic Ski Organization has applied for a 10 year special use permit re-authorizing the operation and maintenance of the Mount Shasta Nordic Center.

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.

PG&E Pit 230 kV Power Transmission Separation and Easement

To put existing 230 kV Powerline directly under FS 30-year easement authorization and to take it out of the FERC Pit 233 Power Project License.

PG&E Plummer Peak Tower Replacement

Replace one wooden tower with metal lattice tower

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.

Powder Vegetation and Fuels Management

Commercial thinning of overstocked forest stands. Road closures

Reissue Permit for Calfire/CDC Sugarpine Conservation Camp

Reissue expired special use permit for the Sugarpine Conservation Camp. Proposed action includes adding an additional well, waterlines, additional water tank, add'l septic tank and grease trap all within the existing permit area.

Shasta-Trinity OHV Accessibility Enhancement Project

The Shasta-Trinity National Forest proposes to increase recreational opportunities through a proposal which allows motorized mixed use, on approximately 12 roads in Shasta, Tehama and Siskiyou Counties.

Stafford Fire Salvage and Restoration

Fuels reduction, hazard tree removal, timber salvage and reforestation in the Stafford Fire burned area.

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.

Weaverville Community Forest - Blue Rock Road Fuels Reduction Project

Fuel Reduction project outside of Weaverville California that includes thinning and burning.

Westside Fire Reforestation

Site preparation and tree planting in areas burned during 2007 and 2008 wildfires.

Westside Watershed Restoration

Road-related watershed improvements on the west side of Shasta-Trinity National Forest

On Hold

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.

East McCloud Plantations Thinning

Plantation thinning to reduce tree densities and ladder fuels. Google Earth views are available for this project. Download Google Earth information.

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.

Lakehead and Platina Transfer Stations Permit Replacement

Issue new special use permits to Shasta County to replace expiring permits. There will be no changes to the authorized facilities or increases in the scope or intensity of authorized activities.

Pattison Water System

Issue multiple permits authorizing domestic use of water system.

Soldier Creek Watershed Restoration

Road-related watershed improvements, including road decommissioning, in the Soldier Creek Watershed on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest

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.

Cancelled

Basin Gulch Campground and Roads Maintenance Project

Removal of hazardous trees in a campground and along roads

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: Stephanie McKee Weaverville Ranger Station P.O. Box 1190 Weaverville, CA 96093

Forest Glen Campgrounds and Roads Maintenance Project

Removal of hazardous trees within campgrounds and along roads in the Forest Glen area.

Hyampom Cellular Site

Development of a cellular site in Hyampom, CA by Trinity County through a grant by the CPUC

Jones Thin

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.

PG&E Power Pole Replacements

Replace deteriorating power poles along Humboldt-Trinity and Trinity Maple Creek power lines.

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

Rattlesnake Fuel Reduction and Forest Health Project

Thinning from below, shaded fuel breaks and burn units on approximately 6,000 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.

Ten Flat Thin and Fuels Management

Roadside thinning and fuels management project

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

TRMU Maintenance Underburning

Underburn areas that have had past fuel reduction activities.

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.

Project Archive

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