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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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: email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Leviathan-Loope Rangeland Project
Reauthorize grazing on the Leviathan and Campbell-Loope Sheep and Goat allotments and close 3 vacant cattle and horse allotments: Mud Lake, Barber, and Double Springs.
Long Valley Creek Fence Exclosure Project
This project proposes to construct an exclosure to protect a cultural site. The fence will be constructed to Forest Service standards. It will be a 4 strand fence. Project was originally part of the 2013 Range Rescission Implementation project.
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.