Projects are proposed actions that are analyzed through the NEPA process (EIS, EA, or CE) that involves analyzing different alternatives to the proposed action, requires public notice and comment, and results in a NEPA decision (ROD, DN, or DM) which, subject to an administrative appeals process, and is implemented on the ground.

The Forest Projects below are projects that we are analyzing or have analyzed under the NEPA process. 

Cleveland National Forest Current and Recent Projects

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Developing Proposal

AT&T Master Permit Renewal for Telephone Lines

To renew AT&T's authorizations on the CNF. Renew one master permit with 135 amendments, one 50-year rights-of-way, one telephone booth, and one access on private road to telephone facilties.

Under Analysis

Alpine Community Defense

The Descanso RD proposes fuel treatments in the vicinity of Alpine, California to reduce vegetation levels and mitigate the potential effects of wildfire. This project was expanded beyond its original focus on the Sweetwater and Viejas Creek area.

Forest-Wide Unauthorized Route Decommissioning

The Cleveland National Forest received funding from the California Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Grants Program to decommission unauthorized routes, as defined by the 2008 Motorized Travel Management decision, that have the greatest resource impacts.

Greater Alpine Community Defense Fuels Treatment on Non-Federal Lands

The project involves constructing fuel breaks on private lands to reduce the risk to life, property, and resource values from an unusually severe wildland fire event in the greater Alpine area and improve fire suppression effectiveness and safety.

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) Master Special Use Permit

The Cleveland NF proposes developing a "master" permit to consolidate and reissue over 70 permits presently issued to SDG&E, which also proposes to “fire-harden” some of the electric lines to improve system safety and reliability.

South Main Divide and Greater El Cariso Fuels Management

The Trabuco Ranger District proposes to treat vegetation along South and North Main Divide Roads and Long Canyon Road in order to mitigate the potential effects of wildfires. This project was expanded beyond its original focus on Elsinore Peak.

Three Sisters Falls Recreation Management

To designate and/or construct a Forest Service system trail to Three Sisters Falls and a primitive parking area, and to decommission and restore user-created trails to address resource impacts and public safety issues.

Analysis Completed

Cedar Creek Falls Visitor Use Permit System Modification

The proposed action would adjust the visitor use permit system by freezing maximum use levels at Cedar Creek Falls at 75 daily visitor use permits allowing up to 5 visitors each.

Cleveland National Forest Invasive Weed Management Plan

This project is to plan for weed treatment activities for known infestations of certain invasive plant species. Weed removal efforts may include herbicides. A rapid response weed treatment protocol for new infestations will also be developed.

Laguna Water System Improvement

Installation of a new electrical drop and service, water and control line distribution to a new reservoir site, the installation of a new 100,000 gallon reservoir and water distribution line extension to connect to the existing Laguna water system.

Lake Morena Community Defense Project

Create and maintain defensible space on NFS lands in the vicinity of Lake Morena Village.

Southern California National Forests Land Management Plan Amendment

The Angeles, Cleveland, Los Padres, and San Bernardino national forests propose to amend their land management plans with new guidance for roadless area management and land management plan monitoring.

Trabuco District Dam Removal Project

The existing dams on Silverado, Holy Jim, Trabuco, and San Juan Creeks impede stream flow and interfere with the movements of fish and other aquatic species. Demolition of the dams is proposed to remove these obstacles to fish passage.

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

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