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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Analysis Completed

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.

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 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.

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.