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
BOULDER CREEK FUELS RESTORATION
Prescribe burn portions of Boulder Creek drainage in Monarch Wilderness and Agnew Roadless Area to continue reintroducing fire adjacent to the 2010 Sheep Fire. Fire would burn through a portion of Agnew, Deer Meadow, and Evans Complex Groves.
BRECKENRIDGE FOREST HEALTH AND FUELS REDUCTION PROJECT
Variably thin approx 892 acres in WUI defense & threat zones using mechanical and/or hand thinning methods. Material may be sold as commercial sawlogs. Excess surface fuels will be treat by piling/burning, underburning or chipping.
BRECKENRIDGE LOOKOUT ROAD SUP
Re-issuing a Road SUP for a new 10-year term as the previous SUP holder sold property to Gary Costello. The only change to the previous permit is the Permit Holder.
BRECKENRIDGE PLANTATION THINNING PROJECT
Variably thin 998 acres of plantations using hand thinning methods. Excess surface fuels will be treated by chipping and/or lop & scatter (with broadcast burning), hand piling & burning, or made available for personal use firewood.
Apiary Special Use Permit impacting less than five contiguous acres.
COY FLAT LAND EXCHANGE
The Slate Mountain Homeowners Association proposes to exchange three (3) privately held parcels (non-federal) inside the boundaries of the Giant Sequoia National Monument (GSNM) for federal land of equal value located inside the GSNM boundary.
DAVIS ROAD (FR 12S01) REPAIR
Proposal to maintain 11 miles of Davis Road (Forest Road No. 12S01) by replacing culverts, repairing the roadbed and other drainage features, and adding rock to the road surface.
EGGMAN FAMILY APIARIES
Apiary special use permit, impacting less than five contiguous acres of National Forest System lands.
FALLEN SEQUOIAS AT TRAIL OF 100 GIANTS
The project proposes to build a boardwalk, meeting ADA requirements, that connects the trail from the remaining northern-most bridge on the south side of the fallen sequoias, to the existing trail on the east-side.
J & I APIARY SITES
The decision will issue a 10-year apiary SUP for two sites (100 hives/site)and use of signs and electric bear fences.
KERN RIVER VALLEY GUN ASSOCIATION
Reissue 20 year special use permit for a target range. No changes are proposed. Current permit covers approximately 40 acres and 0.25 miles of road.
KERN RIVER WHITEWATER BOATING ACCESS IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
Improve river access on the Upper Kern River at Road's End & Camp 3, and add permanent vault toilets at Riverkern Beach, Camp 3, Thunderbird, Road's End, and Willow Point. Improve river access on Lower Kern River, at Democrat Raft Take-Out.
LIVE OAK WATERLINE - SUP
A 30-year term special use permit, to install an underground water transmission line along-side and underneath the existing Old State Road. The trench will be approximately 900 feet long, 24 inches wide, and 42 inches deep.
LONG MEADOW RESTORATION PROJECT
Restore meadow functioning by repairing headcuts in Long Meadow by establishing a low gradient step pool system from the bottom of the meadow up to the headcut.
McKEE ROAD SPECIAL USE PERMIT
Proponent proposes to repair and maintain NFS Road No. 20S92, which includes resurfacing, cleaning culverts, road grading, and/or clearing the roadside of brush without the use of herbicides.
McKEE WATER SYSTEMS SPECIAL USE PERMIT
Water from four springs would be used to irrigate orchards located on the proponent's private property and water from one spring would be used to supply water to the proponent's house. The current water rights are for domestic and irrigation use.
NEEDLES LOOKOUT AND TOWER REPLACEMENT
Proposed project to replace the lookout cab and tower with the same look and feel as the original tower on the same site. The lookout will comply with current building codes and safety requirements.
PINE RIDGE FUELS REDUCTION PROJECT
Proposal is to reduce fuel buildup around young plantation trees & continue reestablishing a more natural fire return interval through prescribed burning and mastication on portion of Pine Ridge area affected by 2001 Highway Fire.
PIUTE FIRE RESTORATION PROJECT
Consists of salvage/harvest of fire killed/damaged trees; mechanically treating areas of densely stocked fire killed trees; restoring meadow habitat and mitigate erosion at French Meadow; and reconstructing existing roads to access treatment areas.
PONDEROSA URBAN INTERFACE PROJECT
This project would reduce flammable vegetation within the Ponderosa Wildland Urban Interface Zone. Proposed under the Healthy Forests Restoration Act. Addresses immediate need around Ponderosa and Quaker Meadows.
RED MOUNTAIN THINNING PHASE 2 (#7049)
This project is designed to reduce plantation conifer stocking levels and associated aerial fuels to improve plant vigor, increase resistance to insects, and reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires.
ROUGH FIRE INITIAL PLANTING
The Rough Fire Initial Reforestation Project proposes to plant up to 500 acres with a mix of sugar and ponderosa pine in the Mill Flat Creek drainage where the Rough Fire burned at high severity.
SAMPSON ALLOTMENT GRAZING PERMIT RENEWAL
Proposed project to renew a grazing permit on the Sampson Allotment, which includes areas inside and outside of Giant Sequoia National Monument and the Kings River Special Management Area.
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
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON (SCE)-INTAKE 16KV CUTOVER PROJECT
Southern California Edison (SCE) proposes the removal of wire and replacement of overhead transformers; pole removal and replacement; installation of new poles, anchors, and replacement of downguys. The project entails a 16kV to 12kV cutover.
STUDEBAKER ROAD 10-YEAR SUP
This proposal is to issue a road SUP for a new 10-year term because the previous SUP Holder is deceased. There are no changes to the permitted area or use.
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.
TWOMBLY ROAD SPECIAL USE PERMIT RENEWAL
Proposal to renew special use permit for unimproved dirt road (approximately 600 feet long and 12 feet wide for 0.16 acres) that accesses private property from FS Road 21S02 near Beach Meadow.
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.)
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