Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Current and Recent Projects

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Developing Proposal

California Integrated Weed Management

The proposed action includes the development and implementation of an Integrated Weed Management System (IWMS) to treat noxious and invasive weeds on Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest System Lands in California.

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.

Nexus Walker Ridge Mineral Exploration Project

Nexus Gold Corp. (Nexus) proposes to drill from approximately 29 drill sites in an attempt to identify mineralization on the Walker Ridge Project site. The program is anticipated to create 4.3 acres of disturbance.

Pine Grove - Lincoln Gold Project

Project involves drilling of 5 ground water monitoring wells, 9 condemnation drill holes, 6 geotechnical augur holes, and excavation of 9 test pits to determine soil properties.

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 Springs Gold Mine Project

Anova Metals USA LLC proposes surface and underground mining operations at the Big Springs Mining area.

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.

Buffalo-Everson Exploration

Drill boreholes using reverse-circulation or core methods to expected depths of 500-1,500 ft at up to 15 sites and construct up to 5,000 ft of new, temporary road. The drill pads and new roads would be recontoured and seeded upon project completion.

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.

DAP Mineral Exploration Project

Drill mineral exploration boreholes at 3 sites, with no new road construction.

Fort McDermitt Cooperative Domestic Horse Removal Project

The project will remove domestic horses from National Forest System land in cooperation with Fort McDermitt Paiute-Shoshone Tribal government.

Four Mile Hill Habitat improvement Project

Treat up to approximately 3,800 acres of pinyon-juniper encroachment using hand and mechanical treatments and pile burning.

Goldwedge 2014 Exploration Project CE

Proposal is for gold-silver minerals exploration drilling at up to 49 drill sites & construction of approx. 2,800-ft. of new temp. access roads,use of existing roads and overland travel on USFS administered federal lands totally approx. 3.2 acres.

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. The DEIS Public Comment Period has been extended form 12/27/2013 to 01/17/2014.

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.

Humboldt - Toiyabe NF Wilderness Plans

Development of Wilderness Management Plans for Santa Rosa - Paradise Peak, Alta Toquima, Arc Dome and Table Mountain Wilderness areas and amendments to Humboldt National Forest LRMP and Toiyabe National Forest LRMP.

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.

Marietta Target 4 Mineral Exploration

Exploration drilling project to locate mineral resources.

Monitor Pass Habitat Restoration Project

The goal of the Monitor Pass Habitat Restoration Project is to restore and enhance aspen stands, as well as improve and restore sage grouse habitat within the project boundary. The project is located in Alpine County, California.

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 Communications Infrastructure Upgrades Environmental Assesment

Completing Supplemental Analysis to authorize upgraded to two existing sites and one new site all three are on NFS lands

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

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.

Analysis Completed

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.


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.

Project Archive

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