Projects

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Current and Recent Projects

Note: Not all projects may appear on map. See list below for complete list of projects with more information or documentation.

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Developing Proposal

Keegan Driveway Access

Construction of private driveway using a 25 ft ROW occupying a total of 1.4 acres of public land. Following construction a Permit will be issued for a total of 1.4 acres.

Kyle Wash Bridge and Stream Channel Improvements

Replace inadequate culverts with access bridge to Fletcher View Campground and construct wash channel improvements.

Longstreet POO Supplement 2014 CE

Proposal for continued minerals exploration at up to 16 drill sites in the Georges Cyn. IRA under the 2011-approved Longstreet POO #04-10-02 previously approved helicopter-accessible drill sites may also be drilled

Manzanita Fuels Reduction and Ecosystem Management Project

Reduce Fuels and enhance wildlife habitat on approximately 700 acres within the wildland urban interface in Alpine County Clifornia near the town of Woodfords. The project area is within the old Acron Fire of 1987.

McFarland Canyon Fence Project

Project entails construction of a fence to protect Wilderness and sensitive habitat from damage by wild horses.

Under Analysis

2013 Range Rescission Implementation

Project would build key fences to better control and rotate livestock, reducing impacts on riparian areas, one of which is an LCT stream (SF Indian Creek), heritage sites, etc...

Big Spring Gold Exploration Project

Proposal is for minerals exploration drilling at up to 21 sites and construction of approx. 1-mile of temporary drill roads and minor overland travel.

Big Springs Gold Exploration Project

Proposal is to conduct a one year drilling program within previously disturbed areas of the former Big Springs Mine site. Exploration activities would include drilling up to 60 holes from approximately 17 sites. Less than 1 mile of road constructed.

Black Jack Project

The exploration project will utilize three drill sites from which multiple drill holes will be drilled. The use of existing roads and approximately 3,500 feet of road maintenance will be required.

Bordertown to California 120kV Transmission Line

Construct 120kV transmission line connecting the Bordertown and California substations. Partially rebuild each substation.

Centennial - Seligman Mine Plan

Proposal to conduct mine and exploration operations in the disturbance footprint of previously mined Mt Hamilton area on NFS lands and private land. There would be about 450 ac of surface disturbance on FS lands and approx 25 acres on private lands.

Cold Springs Watershed and Stream Habitat Restoration Phase II

The Santa Rose Ranger District proposes to stabilize the headcuts present in the stream and restore water table levels in adjacent wet meadows with in the entire Cold Springs Pasture.

Currant-Ellison Watershed Restoration Project

The purpose of this project is to restore and maintain healthy and resilient watersheds, vegetation communities, wildlife habitats and to reduce fuels and wildfire risks particularly near private lands, structures and other critical resources.

East Manhattan II Exploration Project

Proposal is for minerals exploration drilling at up to 14 drill sites and construction of approx. 1,470 feet of temp. drill road.

East Walker Landscape Habitat Improvement Project

This project would improve, enhance, and protect bi-state sage grouse habitat, increase habitat connectivity, and reduce the risk of high intensity wildfire by reducing pinyon-juniper encroachment using mechanical methods.

Ely Ranger District Wilderness Management Plan

Development of a district-wide wilderness management plan for the 9 Wilderness Areas on the Ely Ranger District, this will also amend the Humbold National Forest Land and Resource Managment Plan.

Ely Westside Rangeland Project

USFS proposal to reauthorize livestock grazing on 7 cattle allotments and 1 sheep allotment. Grazing would not be authorized on 3 vacant cattle allotments and the Troy Mountain. Allotment would be re-opened. (White Pine, Quinn Canyon, and Grant Ranges). The District plans to release a supplement to the 2011 Final Environmental Impact Statement in 2013.

Genoa Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project

Fuels reduction treatments will occur on approximately 1,262 acres of the 10,140 acre analysis area on National Forest Lands. The purpose of this project is to reduce fuel loading within the wild land urban interface.

Greater Sage Grouse Bi-State Distinct Population Segment Forest Plan Amendment

The FS is proposing to amend the Toiyabe National Forest LRMP and the BLM is proposing to amend the affected RMPs by adding to the regulatory mechanisms that would reduce, eliminate, or minimize threats to sage-grouse habitat on Federal lands. The scoping period originally scheduled to end on January 30, 2013 is being extended to February 15, 2013. Email comments should be mailed to: comments-intermtn-humboldt-toiyabe@fs.fed.us.

Green Springs Exploration Project

The operator plans to conduct mineral exploration with a total of approximately 75 acres of surface disturbance within an approximate 801-acre Project Area, over a period of approximately five years.

Hickison Wild Burro Territory Appropriate Management Levels and Management Actions Project

Project proposes to establish appropriate wild burro herd management levels, authorize population management actions, and approve reconstruction of water developments.

Monte Cristo Territory Management Plan pdate

The Forest Service will update the Monte Cristo Wild Horse and Burro Territory Management Plan to include strategies to maintain the herd into the future at AML and to compliment the BLM's management of the Pancake Wild Horse and Burro Complex.

Mountain Warfare Training Center Operations Training Project

Under the Proposed Action a full complement of new vehicles, weapons systems/ordnance, engineer systems, aircraft, and equipment would be employed to augment the current set of training exercises.

Mt. Charleston Wilderness Management Plan

FS will prepare a Wilderness Management Plan for the Mt. Charleston Wilderness Area in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management.

Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe - Atoma Area Project

The Forest Service proposes to amend the Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe special use permit to authorize commercial downhill skiing in the Atoma area and construction of a snowmaking water impoundment on the westernmost portion of the permit boundary

Old Mill WUI Hazardous Fuels Treatment

Proposal to reduce vegetative conditions and interrupt continuous stands of fuel in the wildland-urban interface to create defensible space around communities and allow for safe fire suppression or evacuation.

Overland Pass Habitat Improvement Project

Joint project with Ely BLM District to treat approximately 40,000 acres of pinyon-juniper woodlands spread across multiple jurisdictions. Objectives are to eliminate hazardous concentrations of fuels and improve sagesteppe habitat.

PMMR Clay Mine Expansion

Proponent proposes to expand the existing clay mine. One pit would be expanded and one new pit developed. clay would be trucked off forest to a rail siding in Wabuska.

Spring Mountains Wild Horse & Burro Complex Project

Analyze appropriate managment levels and horse gathers on the Spring Mountains NRA and the Southern NV BLM District.

Unauthorized Motorized Route Restoration Project

The objective of the Unauthorized Motorized Route Restoration (UMR) Project is to close and restore 73 miles of illegal off highway vehicle (OHV) routes created by unauthorized uses.

Ward Mt Interagency Landscape Restoration and Fuels Reduction Project

Reduce the ecological departure from the reference conditions by reducing Fire Regime Condition Class (FRCC) and reduce the threat of wildfire to City of Ely and surrounding area, and improve wildlife habitat. Using a variety of treatment methods.

Wheeler Creek Habitat Improvement Project

The Bridgeport Ranger District is proposing to improve habitat for Bi-State sage-grouse and other wildlife through stream/meadow restoration in the Wheeler Creek area.

White Pine County Camp Success Preservation & Enhancement Project

White Pine County is seeking an amendment to their existing special use permit to authorize a large renovation of the facilities located at the organization camp near success summit.

Wood Gulch Mineral Exploration Project

Western Exploration is proposing a 10-year phased exploration project with an estimate of 100 acres of disturbance. Concurrent reclamation will be utilized when feasible to limit the amount of surface disturbance present at any one time.

Analysis Completed

East Manhattan Wash Exploration Project

Proposal is for minerals exploration drilling at up to 12 drill sites and the construction of approx. 460 feet of temporary drill road.

Geothermal Leasing on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

The HTNF would make approximately 662,700 acres of NFS lands administratively available for geothermal leasing. The lands to be made available include portions of the Bridgeport, Tonopah, Austin and Ely Ranger Districts.

Gold Park Road Reconstruction

Reconstruction of approximately 1.25 miles of low standard road to provide access to patented and unpatented mining claims.

Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort Chair Lift No. 2 Replacement Project

Remove and replace Chair Lift No. 2 at the Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort.

Little Valley Hazardous Fuels Reduction

Forest Service proposal to reduce hazardous fuels as needed on approximately 1500 acres of National Forest to protect communities, watersheds, and natural resources from the effects of severe wildfire. Analysis will determine final treated acreage.

Manzanita Fuels Reduction and Ecosystem Enhancement Project

Project cancelled because it is a duplicate entry.

McGinness Hills Pinyon-Juniper Removal Project

This project involves the cutting of small pinyon and juniper trees that are invading the sagebrush habitats in the northern portion of the Toiyabe Mountain Range.

Middle Kyle Complex

USFS proposal to construct a recreation complex to provide a variety of recreation and education opportunities in a environmentally sensitive manner. Opportunities could include a visitor center, campgrounds, picnic area, and multiple trail systems.

Rainbow Mountain Wilderness and LaMadre Mountain Wilderness Management Plan

Write a Wilderness Management Plan for Rainbow Mountain Wilderness and LaMadre Mountain Wilderness in cooperation with Bureau of Land Management.

Rural Telephone Fiber Optic Line Murphy Hot Springs to Jarbidge

Rural Telephone Company has applied to both the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Forest Service requesting authorization to construct a telecommunication fiber optic line between Murphy Hot Springs, Idaho and Jarbidge Nevada.

Sagehen Spring Restoration Project

Fencing Sagehen Spring and its associated meadow from excess use by wild horses to allow the riparian habitat to recover and to protect the spring source and meadow from permanent degradation and/or loss.

Smith Ranch Fire Seeding

Aerial seeding of 585 acres in the 2013 Smith Ranch Fire area.

South Taylor/Enterprise/Antimony Exploration Project

To determine the mineral resource potential of an area southeast of the Taylor Mine by collecting samples from 17 boreholes up to 850 ft deep. 14 drill pads would be constructed next to existing roads and accessed by overland travel totaling 300 ft.

Spring Peak Wildlife Habitat Restoration Project

The forest service in cooperation with NDOW proposes to restore Bi-State sage-grouse and winter mule deer habitat burned in the Spring Peak Fire (2013) through a combination of soil stabilization and seeding/planting native species.

Timber Hill Mineral Exploration Project

Round Mountain Gold proposes to conduct exploration at up to 34 drill sites. Approximately 18,300 feet of temporatry drill road would be built to access the drill sites.

Twin Lakes Fuels Reduction Project

The purpose and need for this project is to restore stand health, reduce wildfire severity. It is proposed to conduct fuels reduction treatment on approximatley 1875 acres around the Twin Lakes area.

Walker Ridge Gold Exploration Project

The exploration project is for 6 drill sites with multiple drill holes from each site using existing roads.

West Carson River Watershed Route Adjustment Project

Purpose is to adjust the designated route system in the West Carson River Watershed to allow motor vehicle use on spur routes to dispersed recreation sites, to close routes with no physiscal access, and to reclaim some defunct NFS roads.

Wheeler Ridge Mineral Exploration Project

Mt Hamilton LLC proposes to drill up to 60 sites, build up to 3.6 miles of temporary road and disturb up to 50 acres.

On Hold

Antelope Restoration Project

USFS proposal to restore stand health, reduce wildfire severity, and promote understory regeneration in sage-steppe, mtn shrub communities . Prescribed fire and mechanical treatments would be applied within approximately 65,000 acre project boundary

Barren Hills Geothermal Exploration Project

Ram Power proposes to explore for geothermal resources by conducting geophysical surveys and drilling observation wells in the Barren Hills area. Project temporarily on hold while operator re-evaluates project proposal.

Barren Hills Geothermal Exploration—Temperature Gradient Holes

Drilling of seven holes on NFS lands off-lease to 1,000 feet below ground surface from 100? x 75? (maximum) pads accessed by one mile of county road and 9.1 miles existing Forest Roads. Total proposed disturbance is 1.2 acres.

Eastern Sierra ATV & UTV Jamboree

This is a ATV & UTV motorcycle touring type of ride on National Forest System lands. It will take place on approved motor vehicle routes as identified in the approved Motor Vehicle Use Maps

Figueroa Landscape Rock Acquisition

The proposal is to allow Figueroa Masonry to extract up to 500 tons of rock annually over a three-year period.

Pole Creek Pipeline Project

Construction of a water transmission line across both private land and national forest system land.

Reese River Diversion Stabilization Project

This project would replace an existing non-functional diversion structure with a new structure that will function as a diversion for irrigation. The proposal would also close an existing access road that enters the Arc Dome Wilderness.

Sierra Trail Dogs 250 Dual Sport

This is a motorcyle touring type of ride on National Forest System Lands. It will take place on approved motor vehicle routes as identified in the approved Motor Vehicle Use Maps

Swauger Creek Fuels Reduction Project

The purpose for this project is to restore stand health, reduce wildfire severity, promote under story regeneration in sage-steppe, mountain shrub, mixed conifer, and aspen communities and imrpove wildlife habitat and help create defensiable space.

Virginia Lake Pack Outfit and Leavitt Meadows Pack Station Permit Renewals

USFS proposal to issue new term permit to replace expired permits for both Virginia Lake Pack Outfit and Leavitt Meadows Pack Station Permits. Project on hold while Forest Service conducts a needs assessment.

Cancelled

Ely Ranger District Wilderness Management Plan

USFS proposal to guide management of Ely Ranger District Wilderness. Project has been withdrawn by the Forest Service but may be initiated at a later date.

Firestone Antelope Zinc Mineral Exploration Project

1859 Nevada Inc. (Firestone Ventures) proposes to conduct exploration drilling at 10 sites on National Forest system land near Cabin Springs in the Monitor Range. Two of the sites are in an inventories Roadless Area.

Golden Brew Mineral Exploration Project

Tatmar Ventures proposes to conduct exploration drilling at 8 sites on National Forest System land near Porter, Brewer, and Knox Canyons of the Toiyabe Range. Six sites are within an Inventoried Roadless Area.

Jarbidge Drilling Project

This project was added to the SOPA by mistake. It was a fictitous project designed as a training exercise and should not have been added to the SOPA website.

Leviathan Peak Telecommunication Project

Construction of approximately 25'x30' building for communication equipment, approximately 12'x15' generator vault, (2) 1,000 gallon propane tanks, 120' self supporting tower, new distribution power line approximately 6 miles in length.

Northumberland Regional Mineral Expansion Project

Proponent plans to drill up to 46 sites within a 2,375 acre exploration project boundary. The total amount of surface disturbance associated with exploration roads, drill sites, and sumps would be approximately 13.5 acres.

Pavlak Mine Exploration

UMINES Company LLC is proposing to drill long holes underground from three drill stations. Surface use proposed is to place a compressor and generator near the mine portal. A camp trailer would be placed near the site for the workmen.

RAC Hot Creek Range Charcoal Kiln Stabilization

Fence in five sets of charcoal kilns and stabilize one intact kiln.

RAC Interpretive Development for Three Archaeology Sites on the Austin/Tonopah Ranger District

Repair and maintenance at three recreation sites - Toquima Cave, Bald Mtn. Wash Petroglyphs, and Hot Creek Charcoal Kilns. Propject analysis will be completed. It shows as cancelled here because publishing in the SOPA is not required.

Raleigh Heights Rare Plant Habitat Restoration Project

The project will be removed from the SOPA because a Decision Memo is not needed to document the project decision. Restoration of the habitat for Webber ivesia will include placing rock along the edge of existing roads to stop off road travel.

Rattlesnake Canyon Headcut Stabilization Project

Stabilize three headcuts on Rattlesnake Canyon; replace culvert with low-water crossing; realign road (<500 feet). Project withdrawn by Forest Service.

Western Exploration's Wood Gulch Exploration

Multi-year exploration using existing roads and constructing new over a ten year duration. Project will be phased with proposed phase 1 road construction of .83 miles and surface disturbance of 2.5 acres. Total of 100 acres over plan duration.

Project Archive

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