Adaven Vegetation 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 a 11,664 acre project boundary.
Ann Mineral Exploration Project
Halliburton Energy Services proposes to conduct mineral exploration at up to 12 drill sites. Project would occur on pre-exisiting disturbances. No new road construction is needed.
Archery Range Restoration Project
The FS proposes to close areas adjacent to the Archery Range parking area to dispersed camping and authorize a Special Use Permit to Camp Stimson for parking.
Arrowhawk Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project
USFS proposal to reduce wildfire hazard & restore aspen stands w/in Reno's Wildland Urban Interface: thin brush & conifer stands, using equip & crews to cut, pile, burn or remove vegetation; graze livestock to control invasive, non-native fine fuel.
Ash to Kings Canyon Trail
Construction of Non-motorized trail between Ash Cyn and Kings Cyn West of Carson City Nevada, approx 6 miles
Barren Hills Geothermal Exploration Project
Ram Power proposed to explore for geothermal resources by conducting geophysical surveys and drilling observation wells in the Barren Hills area. Project cancelled until an updated proposal is submitted by the applicant.
Barrier and Streambank Restoration on Silver Creek
The project consists of the placement of a barrier on Silver Creek to prevent the movement of non-native trout upstream and stream bank restoration prior to the re-introduction of Bonneville cutthroat trout, the native species to the Silver Creek.
Big Spring Gold Exploration Project
Proposal is for minerals exploration drilling at up to 17 sites and construction of approximately 3,700 feet of temporary drill roads and minor overland travel.
Big Springs Gold Exploration Project
The exploration project proposes approximately 60 drill holes spread between 16 individual drill sites within previously disturbed areas of the former Big Springs Mine site.
Blue Tree Trails
USFS proposal to designate 44 miles of trail for hiking, equestrian & mt bike use from Sawmill Trailhead.
Bolo Exploration Project
Operator proposes to drill at up to 79 drill sites. Up to approximately 3 miles of temporary road will be built to access drill sites. Project located within the 4 mile Inventoried roadless Area
Bridgeport Travel Management Project
USFS proposal to adjust the Forest Transportation System to meet minimum road system requirements and to restrict motor vehicle use to designated routes.
Buckhorn Ridge Pipeline
Processing a Special Use Permit to authorize a water transmission line across approximately 1 mile of National Forest System land.
Buckskin-National Exploration Project
The project will involve construction of approximately 3520 feet of new roads, the construction of 21 drill sites on or adjacent to the new roads or existing roads, and the drilling of core or rotary reverse-circulation exploration drill holes.
Buffalo Canyon Minerals Exploration
AuEx, Inc. proposes to drill exploration holes from up to 18 drill pads on the west side of the Shoshone Mountains, NE of Berlin, NV. The project would construct up to ~41,400' of new road and disturb ~ 16.6 acres over 3 years.
California Highway Patrol Special Use Permit Amendment
The Forest Service proposes to amend California Highway Patrol's special use permit at the Pine Grove Communication Site to provide adequate communication facilities to increase public and officer safety and to enhance law enforcement.
Canepa Ranch Habitat Restoration
Project will restore approximately 200 acres of critical winter range for mule deer by converting pastureland to upland brush habitat types. Project activities include planting native seeds and brush to restore critical winter range for mule deer.
Cathedral Canyon Wildlife Guzzler
Install a wildlife guzzler consisting of two guzzler tanks and a collection apron to establish a secure water source for wildlife on the District will create the opportunity for more diverse and sustainable wildlife populations.
Cathedral Rock Picnic Area Rehabilitation Project
The FS proposes to remove the existing Cathedral Rock Picnic Area infrastructure and replace it with new facilities and infrastructure, and convert a portion of the existing picnic area into trailhead parking to access adjacent trails.
Cathedral Rock Trails Project
USFS proposal to develop two new connector trails from Cathedral Rock Picnic Area to Cathedral Rock Overlook and South Loop Trails, and make improvements to existing trails. Project may include signs and benches along the trails.
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 426 ac of surface disturbance on FS lands and approx 26 acres on private lands.
Central White Pine Riparian Exclosures
This project involves the construction and/or reconstruction of four riparain exclosures to restore and/or protect several springs and meadow complexes within the Whith Pine Range.
Commnet of Nevada Communication Site Kingston
Commnet of Nevada is seeking a special use permit to authorize a communication facility located at the water tank site near the town of Kingston. The installation includes a 20 x 20 ft foundation pad, a small equipment shelter, and a 40 foot tower.
Cow Creek Stream and Meadow Improvement Project
Meadow restoration project. Stabilization of headcuts and streambanks in the Indian Creek Watershed. Treatments include shaping and armoring headcuts, constructing gully plugs seeding and willow planting.
CX Mineral Exploration Project
Ranger Resources Corporation proposes to drill at up to 14 drill sites. Activity will occur on existing roads and by using overland travel. No new roads will be constructed. A portion of the project will be in an existing Inventoried Roadless Area.
Dakabah Partnership In Time (PIT) Project
PIT volunteers will rehab 135 feet of existing trail to protect an important archaeology site. We will then reroute and construct 147 feet of new trail around the archaeology site.
Digital 395 Middle Mile Project
Installation of a new 593 mile underground fiber optic cable network between Barstow California and Carson City Nevada. Route will follow Highway 395 for a major portion of its length.
Dog Valley Route Adjustment Project
The purpose is to designate approximately 4.5 miles of spur routes to provide access to disperesed recreation opportunities, close some NFS roads that have no physical access, and reclaim other NFS roads that are causing resource damage.
Dry Canyon Exploration Project
AuEx Resources proposes to drill at 4 drill sites. Existing roads, cross-country travel routes, and new road construction (approx. 399-ft.) will be used to access all drill sites. Project located within the Table Mtn East Inventoried Roadless Area.
East Alpine Rangeland Project
The Carson Ranger District is proposing to reauthorize grazing and change the kind of livestock from cattle to sheep for three range allotments and close one allotment in Alpine County, California (small portion of one allotment in Douglas Cty NN
East Carson River Restoration
This project involves identifying areas along the East Carson River and tributaries in California, especially around areas heavily used for dispersed recreation, that can be restored with ripairan vegetation.
East Northumberland Exploration
Drill mineral exploration boreholes (reverse circulation and core)at up to 51 drill pads, with more than one borehole possible from the same pad. Access will utilize existing roads, 2,200 feet of new temporary road, and 1,800 feet of overland travel.
Ely Travel Management Plan
USFS proposal to adjust the Forest Transportation System to meet minimum road system requirements and to restrict motor vehicle use to designated routes.
Ely Westside Rangeland Project
USFS proposal to reauthorize livestock grazing on 7 cattle and 1 sheep allotment. Grazing would not be authorized on 3 vacant cattle allotments and the Troy Mtn. allotment would be re-opened. (White Pine, Quinn Canyon, and Grant Ranges)
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.
Genoa Foothill Trail System
This project will construct a new non-motorized trail system along the foothills of the Carson Range on the West side of the Carson Valley. The trail will be open to non motorized uses including hikers, bicycles, equestrians and dogs.
Genoa to Walleys Trail
Resurface an existing trail to be part of longer ADA compliant trail between town of Genoa and Walleys Hot Springs. 700 feet crosses NFS lands and will follow existing trail.
Gold Park Road Reconstruction
Reconstruction of approximately 1.25 miles of low standard road to provide access to patented and unpatented mining claims.
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.
Grant-Quinn Pinyon Juniper Thinning Project
This project involves the cutting of small pinyon and juniper trees that are invading the mountain brush habitats on the eastern portion of the Grant and Quinn mountain ranges.
Green Monster Minerals Exploration Project
AuEx Inc. proposes to drill 16 exploration holes from 14 drill sites. Existing roads, cross-country travel routes and temporary roads would be used to access the drill sites. Project partly within the Table Mountain East Inventoried Roadless area.
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.
Hazard Tree Removal Project
Removal of dead and dying trees along state highway corridors on the east side of the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area.
Holloway Meadow Fence and Stocks Creek Watershed Project
Fencing off Holloway Meadows and Stocks Creek creating a pasture that will be lightly used, also Stocks Cr. will be placing Modified Check dams to reclaim a down cut stream. Fence purpose is to protect the watershed projects, and create a pasture.
Hope Valley Restoration
Implementation of streambank stabilization measures, such as vegetative toe protection, floodplain benching, armoring with rock, and willow planting, along a two mile reach of the West Fork Carson River in Hope Valley.
Island Mountain Exclosure Fence
The Forest Service proposes to install a fence around a sensitive historic resource situated along Coleman Canyon on the Mountain City Ranger District.
Island Mountain Exploration Project
ARNEVUT Resources proposes to conduct mineral exploration drilling from a maximum of 47 drill sites. No road building is involved and drill sites would be accessed by existing roads or cross country travel routes.
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.
Jim Boy Placer
Proponent plans to mine 50 feet by 300 feet of placer gravels in Union Gulch, . Reclaiming previously mined area as they complete the mining to bedrock. They will utilize water runoff to recover gold from the gravel, using tables and a pump.
Jobs Peak Hazardous Fuels Reduction
USFS proposal to masticate, hand cut, pile and burn or remove shrubs and small trees, thin conifer stands, and prescribe burn on approximately 500 acres to reduce fuels hazard within the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) of communities near Sheridan, NV
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.
Kilgore Gold - Mountain West Project
Uranium exploration drilling project on 50 drill sites in previously drilled areas. Project would utilize old drill roads with no new road construction.
Leviathan Peak Geophysical Investigation
Collect 9 geotechnical soil core samples, approximately 4 inches in diameter with a maximum surface disturbance of 3 feet in diameter and approximately 15 feet deep.
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.
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.
Livestock Holding Facility
The facility will be corrals that will be used for holding & working livestock for short periods of time. The outside perimeter is going to be less than three acres in size will be used for holding, working, temporary feeding & caring for livestock.
Long Doctor Sage Grouse Habitat Improvement Project
This project will remove pinyon-juniper trees in 1750 acres to improve sagebrush habitat for greater sage-grouse. Tree removal will consist of hand crews with chainsaws felling trees and leaving them to decompose naturally.
Star Gold proposes drilling at up to 60 drill sites from 3 separate areas within Windy Canyon. Exploration to be conducted along existing roads, by cross-country travel and by helicopter. A portion of the project is within the Georges Canyon IRA.
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
Lovell Road Improvement Project
Proposed road improvements to Lovell Road from its intersection with SR 160 approx 11 miles to its terminus, to install low water crossings, flatten cut slopes, widen shoulders, reconstruct a failing berm, and make improvements to cutbanks.
Lowboy Minerals Exploration Project
Fronteer Gold proposes to explore for mineral resources at 17 drill sites. Project would require 4,925-ft of new road construction and 3,925-ft of overland travel. Approximately 3.4 acres would be disturbed.
Manhattan Pediment South
Proposal to drill 5 drill holes for mineral exploration. Access to sites by existing roads and overland travel.
Markleevillage Fuels Reduction Project
USFS proposal to reduce hazardous fuels on about 700 acres around Markleeville, Markleevillage, & Shay Creek. Treatments would include thinning brush and conifers (including pinyon pine) up to 24" dbh, and prescribed burning.
Martin Basin Rangeland Project
USFS proposal to reauthorize livestock grazing analysis on 8 cattle allotments on the Santa Rosa Ranger District using updated proper use criteria. 10/30/09 ROD was remanded in part. Forest will prepare a Supplement containing additional analysis.
McFarland Canyon Fence Project
Project entails construction of a fence to protect Wilderness character and sensitive habitats from damage by wild horses.
McGinness Hills Geothermal Powerplant Project
ORMAT Technologies is proposing to construct and operat a geothermal power plant northeast of Austin, Nevada. Majority of project will be on BLM administered lands. A portion of the powerline will cross National Forest System lands.
Merritt Mountain Exploration Project
Mineral exploration drilling project to locate mineral ore body. Approximately 1500 feet of road construction and cross-country travel will be used to access 8 drill sites.
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.
Monitor Pass Aspen Enhancement
USFS proposal to enhance and expand aspen stands while reducing fuels on 800 acres near Monitor Pass, Alpine County. Treatments would include removal of encroaching conifers & mature aspen through fuelwood permits and prescribed burning.
Mount Potosi Guzzlers Special Use Permit Project
The FS proposes to issue a Special Use Permit to NV Dept. of Wildlife to construct three gallinaceous guzzlers to provide permanent water sources for small game and wildlife populations with the intent of improving upland game bird hunting.
Mountain City Wildlife Habitat Restoration
In partnership with Nevada Department of Wildlife, aerially seed 7,165 acres over a 9,852-acre area on the Mountain City Ranger District with a native seed mix to restore habitat for greater sage-grouse and mule deer.
Mt. Rose Tracts Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project
USFS proposal for fuels reduction on approximately 800 acres using mechanical equipment and chainsaws to thin small trees and shrubs to modify wildfire hazard near residences and other developments. Wet season prescribed burning is being considered.
MWTC Fuels Reduction and Aspen Enhancement Project
USFS proposal to 1) reduce fuels, restore natural fire regimes in conifer stands, create diversity within brush fields (660 ac); 2) restore/ enhance aspen stands (450 ac). Treatments: prescribed fire & fuelwood/mechanical conifer removal.
North Fork Humboldt River Fish Barrier Project
Proposal is to construct a permanent fish passage barrier/gauging station on the North Fork Humboldt River, Once constructed the barrier would isolate Lahontan cutthroat trout in upstream portions of the North Fork Humboldt River from non-native fish
North Schell Restoration Project
USFS proposal to restore stand health, reduce wildfire severity, and promote understory regeneration in sage-steppe, mtn shrub, and aspen communities . Prescribed fire and mechanical treatments would be applied within a 78,000 acre project boundary.
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.
Old Mill WUI
Hazardous Fuels Reduction. Project cancelled because it is a duplicate of project #37616 that is in progress.
Ophir & Lewers Creek Hazardous Fuels Reduction
Forest Service proposal is to treat vegetation to reduce hazardous fuels conditions and improve forest health on 2 Wildland Urban Interface parcels totaling approximately 150 acres, by cutting, piling and burning, and possible mechanical mastication
Osterhoudt Access Road
Ronald Osterhoudt is seeking a special use permit to formally authorize road repair and maintenance on a short section of road. The repair and maintenance would consist of the installation of a culvert and repair of a stream crossing at Willow Creek.
Pacific Crest National ScenicTrail Crossing
Project would establish a motorized crossing of the Pacific Crest Trail for snowmobile traffic in winter months. Crossing of Pacific Crest Trail would be at Sonora Pass; south of California Highway 108.
Paiute Cutthroat Trout Restoration
USFWS/CDFG proposal to restore the threatened Paiute cutthroat trout by eradicating non-native trout from 9.1 mi of historic PCT habitat in the Silver King Creek drainage (Carson-Iceberg Wilderness), using the the piscicide rotenone.
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.
Pediment Gold LLC Fletcher - II Exploration Project
Pediment Gold LLC proposes drilling 5 exploration holes from 5 pads for mineral sampling accessed by three miles existing roads, five miles overland (cross-country) travel and 0.75 miles road construction in segments to negotiate steep terrain.
Pete's Summit Exploration Project
Proposal is to for drilling on 11 drill sites and construction of Approx 3/4 mile of temp drill road. Use of 1/10 mile of overland travel. 10 of 11 drill sites with Toquima Cave Inventoried Roadless Area.
Plymouth Interagency Facilities
The Forest Service in conjunction with BLM, is proposing to develop approximately 40 acres of National Forest System Lands for facilities to provide temporary housing, hotshot operations facilities, workshop, storage and fleet parking.
Porter Canyon Exploration
Mineral exploration drilling at up to 17 drill sites with more than one borehole possible at each site. Due to gentle slopes and lack of brush or trees, access will be by overland travel routes of up to 11,200 feet long from existing roads.
Pratt Creek Irrigation Diversion Project
The Forest is proposing to permit the construction of a water diversion structure and irrigation pipeline on Pratt Creek to restore irrigation water to the PX Ranch. The construction of the pipeline will replace an existing non-functional ditch.
Prunty Mineral Exploration Project
Project consists of surface reverse circulation drilling from four drill sites with up to two drill holes per site. Maximum depth of the drill holes will not exceed 1000 feet. Drill sites will be accessed via existing roads or cross-country travel.
Quantum Jarbidge Exploration Project
Quantum Minerals proposes to drill approx. 40 exploration drill holes from 10-12 drill sites, construct approx. 4000 feet of new road and excavate up to 500 feet of exploration trenching for a total of approx. 3 acres of disturbance.
Rainbow Canyon Diversion Structure
Construct a flood diversion structure in Rainbow Canyon to divert runoff and debris flows from impacting homes and infrastructure on the east side of the Rainbow Subdivision.
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.
Red Lake Peak GAZ-EX Avalanche Control System
Construction, operation and maintenance of Avalanche Control System near Red Lake Peak on Hwy 88 in Alpine County, California. Construct 2 new 6'x6' shelters to house oxygen and propane and renew existing permit including 9 exploders and 5 shelters.
Rim to Reno Trail System
Planning and construction of approximately 29 miles of a non-motorized trail system in or connecting to the Mt. Rose Wilderness near Reno, Nevada on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.
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.
Shale Pit Mineral Exploration Project
Proposal is for conducting mineral exploration at nine drill sites. Access would be by existing roads and the construction of less than 1 mile of temporary drill roads.
Siegel Creek Road Restoration
This project will involve the reclamation of approximately 11.5 miles of unauthorized roads to reduce soil erosion, reduce sedimentation into streams, and reduce road densities to improve habitats for wildlife.
Sniper Resources' Overland Pass Exploration Project
Drill from 25 drill sites accessed from existing roads and 1,463 ft. of cross-country travel routes. There will be no road construction. Exploration will be carried out by up to two track or truck mounted drills. Total disturbance is 1.5 acres.
South Schell Creek Range Pinyon-Juniper Treatment Project
This project will maintain and enhance sagebrush/mountain brush communities which provide important habitats for sage grouse, mule deer and sagebrush obligate species by cutting small pinyon and juniper trees that are invading the brush communities.
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.
Special Use Permit Renewal - Lake Tahoe Adventures
Lake Tahoe Adventures has requested renewal of its outfitter/guide permit for guided snowmobile tours in the Hope Valley area of the Carson Ranger District. New permit would be eligible for a term of 10 years.
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.
Telephone Canyon Trails Project
Forest Service proposal to construct multi-use, non-motorized trails and trailhead parking as an extension of the trails system proposed for the Middle Kyle Complex Project.
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.
Tipperary North Fork Project
Drill from 61 drill sites up to 3 holes per site. Construct less than 5,000 feet of temporary road. and utilize 5,234 feet of cross-country travel to access many of the drill sites. Surface disturbance will total 10.8 acres.
Tom Basin Fire Low Elevation Restoration Project
Proposal is to seed the lower elevation burned area of the 2011 Tom Basin Fire. Restoration work will consist of planting a mixture of native and non-native plant species designed to restore mule deer winter range and sage grouse habitat.
Town of Kingston Water Tank Renewal
The Town of Kingston Nevada is seeking to renew an existing special use authorization to continue operation of a 200,000 gallon municipal water tank near the town of Kingston.
Trail Creek Powerline Spur Project
Raft River Cooperative has proposed to install a new powerline spur in the vicinity of the Trail Creek Road. Purpose of the spur is to bring power to an existing telephone equipment cabinet. Powerline is for 2 power poles and is 300 ft in length.
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.
Upper Kyle Trailhead Improvement Project
The Forest Service is evaluating a proposal to improve the parking areas and trailhead amenities in the Upper Kyle Canyon Trailhead Complex (Mary Jane Falls and Old Ski Tow parking areas).
Verizon Cellular Projects
Proponent plans to add additional telecommunications equipment and facilities to 2 exisitng communcation sites - Pennsylvania Hill Site and Independence Mine Site. Purpose is to provide cellular phone coverage to Northern Elko County.
Verizon Communication Site Austin Summit
To authorize a comminication site including an equiptment shelter, propane generator, and a propane tank. The antenna equipment will be placed on an existing tower owned by AT&T.
Vista Towers Communications Project
Vista Towers proposal to construct, maintain, and operate 3 communications facilities for cellular phone coverage near Wild Oat Mountain, Douglas Co, NV, and Sonora Junction and North Bridgeport, Mono Co, CA
Wagon Mineral Exploration Project
Newmont Mining Corporation is proposing to drill at six drill sites. Up to 4,400 feet of new road would be built and 2.3 miles of cross country travel routes would be utilized.
Ward Mountain Campground Project
USFS proposal to reconstruct the Ward Mountain Campground, including replacement of restrooms, water system improvements, shade structures; new tables and grills; improvements to roads and trails; and other improvements.
Warm Springs Vegetation Project
Forest Service is proposing to reduce vegetative fuel loading on federally managed lands in the southern portion of the East Humboldt range to improve timber and vegetation condition and wildlife habitat.
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.
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.
Western Exploration, Doby George Exploration Project
Exploration is proposed to occur over 15 years. Project will use 14.6 miles of existing road and add up to 160 acres of new disturbance over the duration of the project, for a total disturbance of 200 acres.
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 Range Abandoned Mine Closures
The Forest service plans to mitgate around 180 safety hazards posed by abandoned mine features including adits, shafts and declines. These closure will include foam plugs, grates, and bat-friendly gates and cupolas.
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.
Worthington Canyon Sage Steppe Restoration Project
This project involves the cutting of pinyon and juniper trees that are invading the mountain brush habitats in Duck Creek basin on the west side of the Schell Creek Mountain Range. This treatment will retain and enhance the sagebrush-grass community.
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