BALCH PARK PACK STATION
Authorizing a 10 year outfitting and guiding special use permit for Balch Park Pack Station for horse back related/riding activities on trails, campsites within the Golden Trout Wilderness area on the Western Divide RD, Sequoia NF.
GROUSE MEADOW ROAD SPECIAL USE PERMIT RENEWAL
Renew a special use permit for unimproved dirt road (approximately 105 feet long and 20 feet wide for 0.05 acres) that accesses private property from Gallup Road (FS Road 29S03) near Grouse Meadow in the Piute Mountains.
ISABELLA TAMARISK CONTROL PROJECT
Treat 1500 acres of tamarisk (salt cedar) an invasive plant at Isabella Lake, using mechanical treatments or herbicides where necessary.
KIRKLAND PLANTATION THIN
Masticate small trees (less than 10 inches dbh) and brush causing overstocked conditions in plantations near Kirkland Meadow. Underburn or pile and burn fuel concentrations. Leave 80-120 trees per acre and pockets of untreated shrubs for wildlife.
MILL FLAT CREEK ROADS MANAGEMENT
A proposal to seasonally close the Davis Road (FR 12S01) (approximately 12/1 - 4/15 based on weather conditions) and to decommission 13 forest roads or portions of roads (a total of 3.3 miles) within the Mill Flat Creek Critical Aquatic Refuge.
Fuel reduction on 260 acres around Pinehurst and Neff's Camp communities via tree and shrub cutting and pruning, then chipping, or piling and burning the material. Proposal in mutual fire response area of CalFire (187 ac) and Forest Service (73 ac)
TAYLOR/LONG GRAZING PROJECT
Proposal to reauthorize an existing grazing permit for the Taylor/Long Allotment located on the Kern Plateau.
BLACKROCK HAZARD TREE REMOVAL PROJECT
Removal of hazard trees posing a hazard to two primary roads (22S05 and 21S03), an administrative site (Blackrock Station), and a developed recreation site (Blackrock Trailhead).
BOREL RELICENSING RECREATION ENHANCEMENT PROJECT
Reconstruct approximately 0.75 miles of the Black Gulch South Road, build permanent toilet facilities, and dumpster pads will be added to this site. Sandy Flat Day Use Area, construct asphalt surface trail from parking lot to Kern River
JOEY HEALTHY FOREST AND FUELS REDUCTION PROJECT
Ecological restoration & hazardous fuels treatment on 6153 acres in the wildland urban interface of the Horse Meadow Community. Treatments would employ mechanical and hand thinning, and prescribed fire, with some commercial timber harvest.
OVER-SNOW GROOMING (2016-2020)
The Over-Snow Grooming project proposes to groom approximately 170 miles of routes in the Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument.
PIUTE MOUNTAIN MEADOW RESTORATION PROJECT
Piute Mountain meadow restoration project would improve conditions in three meadows burned during the Piute fire. These meadows include French, Mack, and Woolstaff.
RANCHERIA FOREST RESTORATION PROJECT
An ecological restoration project in the Oak Ridge area of the Greenhorn Mountains. This project will implement sustainable forest practices by improving wildland fire safety, wildlife habitat, and economic use of forest by-products.
SIRRETTA ROAD BLOWDOWN SALVAGE
The project would provide ecological restoration by reducing fuels loading through removal of dead or damaged trees and by prescribed burning. It would also remove hazard trees from public roadways In the Sirretta Road/Sherman Pass area
SUMMIT HEALTHY FOREST PROJECT
Increase forest stand resiliency to insects and disease by thinning trees on approximately 1,100 acres within the wildland urban interface (WUI) surrounding Alta Sierra.
Designate a system of routes available to motorized vehicles in portions of the Kern River Ranger District and Western Divide Ranger District outside of the Giant Sequoia National Monument.
TULE RIVER RESERVATION PROTECTION PROJECT
This project will reduce flammable vegetation through prescribed burning within the area adjoining the northern boundary of the Tule River Indian Reservation. Proposed under the Tribal Forest Protection Act.
VALLEY VIEW FUELS REDUCTION PROJECT
This is a shaded fuelbreak, around the Valley View community, that will be 250 feet long, with removal of snags, ladder fuels, and material on the ground.
VISTA FIRE RESTORATION PROJECT
Salvage of 130 acres of fire and insect killed trees, with less than 0.5 miles of temporary road construction. Approximately 145 acres will be planted. Retain snag retention corridor consisting of 68 acres. (See "other project information" below.)
80's MINING PLAN OF OPERATIONS
Placer mining operations for the exploration and extraction of gold from the stream channel in Greenhorn Creek and maintenance of the access roads.
MORELAND MINES RECLAMATION
Closure of mine openings and removal of structures, old equipment, and trash, from nine (9) abandoned mines.
SIRRETTA PEAK TRAIL
Analysis of OHV trail as per the Sequoia Land Management Plan Mediated Settlement Agreement. Revised DEIS published August 2002.
SURVIVAL TRAINING SCHOOLS OF CALIFORNIA
Issuance of a one year outfitter guide special use permit-- teaching a hybrid of Native American traditions & contemporary backpacking/wilderness survival skills.
TOBIAS ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION PROJECT
Ecological restoration, by thinning and prescribed burning, to restore a healthy, diverse, fire-resistant forest structure and species composition.
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.