Projects

 

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.

Forest-Wide Unauthorized Route Decommissioning

The Cleveland National Forest is seeking 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.

Under Analysis

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.

Elsinore Peak Fuels Treatment

The Trabuco Ranger District proposes to create a fuels treatment area adjacent to the community of Rancho Capistrano and along the South Main Divide Road [6s07] by using mechanical treatments and burning.

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.

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

The Cleveland National Forest proposes to issue a Master Special Use Permit to San Diego Gas and Electric Company (SDG&E) for the operation and maintenance of existing electric distribution and transmission lines, appropriate access roads, and other appurtenant facilities.

Southern California National Forests Land Management Plan Amendment

The Southern California National Forests (the Angeles, Cleveland, Los Padres, and San Bernardino National Forests) are developing a proposed amendment for the Land Management Plans (LMPs) adopted in 2006. The proposed amendment would revise land use zone allocations for select Inventoried Roadless Areas (IRAs) within the four forests and amend LMP monitoring protocols. This proposed LMP amendment is a result of the Settlement Agreement approved January 3, 2011 for California Resources Agency, et al vs. United States Department of Agriculture, and Center for Biological Diversity, et al vs. United States Department of Agriculture. Scoping began on April 27, 2012 and closed on June 11, 2012. One EIS will be prepared with a Record of Decision (ROD) for each Land Management Plan. This joint planning process will maintain the consistent management direction and format across the four Forests.

Analysis Completed

Descanso District Unauthorized Route Decommissioning 2014

Through this project, several unauthorized routes would first be ripped using an excavator to loosen compacted soil, reduce erosion, and enable vegetation to become established. Then, metal barriers would be installed to prevent their further use.

Mount Laguna and Pine Valley Community Defense and Healthy Forest Restoration Project

Under the Healthy Forests Restoration Act, the Descanso RD proposes a combination of mechanical, hand, and prescribed fire fuel treatments to reduce fuels in the wildland/urban interface around the communities of Mount Laguna and Pine Valley.

Palomar Mountain Vegetation Treatment Program

The Palomar RD proposes fuels reduction activities on approximately 4,010 acres within five areas of Palomar Mountain. The purpose of the projects is to reduce hazardous fuels, improve forest health, and provide community defense zones.

Silverado Fuel Break

The Trabuco Ranger District proposes to construct a fuel break 200' to 400' wide on the ridge between Silverado and Harding canyons to provide protection from wildfire for the communities in Silverado and Modjeska canyons.

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.

Wildomar Off-Highway Vehicle Management Plan

This project was developed to prepare a management plan for the Wildomar OHV Area and improve its recreational value while remedying existing resource and infrastructure issues.

Project Archive

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

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