Projects

 

As part of carrying out the mission of the Forest Service, agency planners and resource specialists develop environmental analyses and other documentation, pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and agency direction.

Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

The Sequoia National Forest publishes a Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA) four times a year, in January, April, July, and October. It contains a list of proposed actions that will soon begin or are currently undergoing environmental analysis and documentation. It provides project, status, and contact information for individual projects in the forest, so that you can become aware of and indicate your interest in specific proposals. We encourage your early and ongoing involvement in any proposals of interest to you.View Sequoia National Forest SOPA reports in PDF or HTML formats on the Sequoia page of the SOPA website.

Navigate directly to any other State, Forest, Grassland, Scenic Area, Recreation Area, or Tallgrass Prairie SOPA page using this link.

Environmental Appeal Responses

An appeal is a request to an agency higher authority for review of an environmental decision. The public's rights and responsibilities for filing an appeal are defined in specific appeal regulations. Usually, all administrative processes must be exhausted before a person can bring a court action (litigation) associated with an environmental decision.

To see the outcome of appeals and objections to Forest Service decisions, go to Appeal Responses for the Sequoia NF.

Pre-Decisional Objection Responses

An opportunity for administrative review of unresolved public concerns over a proposed decision, termed an objection process, is available for certain forest plan amendments and revisions, and for hazardous fuel reduction projects authorized by the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 (HFRA). In such instances, individuals or organizations may file written objections after an environmental analysis document is completed and before a decision document has been signed. This link provides access to objection responses for the Sequoia NF.

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

A Citizen's Guide to NEPA is a useful resource for those that are not familiar with the NEPA process.  Go here to see this guide and learn more about NEPA.

Sequoia National Forest Project Archive

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ARDEN WATER COMPANY WATER TRANSMISSION LINE

Proposal for maintenance and operation of 475-foot water transmission line (less than 12 inches diameter) covering 0.03 acres

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.

BOULDER GULCH OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE (OHV) RESTORATION PROJECT

The project proposes to decommission approximately 6 miles of unauthorized routes and hill climbs leading away from the Boulder Gulch campground and day use area.

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.

BRUCE HAFENFELD RANGE USE FACILITIES (BUILDING AND ROAD) SUP

Renewal of special use permit for a cabin and road in conjunction with an existing grazing permit.

BRUMLEY'S BEES

Apiary Special Use Permit impacting less than five contiguous acres.

BUCKHORN WATER SYSTEM ASSOCIATION

Proposal to issue a water system special use permit for a new 10-year term.

CALTECH RESEARCH STUDY AREA AND FLMPA ROAD EASEMENT SUP RENEWAL

Proposal to renew SUP for earthquake sensing equipment and access road

CALWATER WATER LINE SPECIAL USE PERMIT

Proposal to issue a new special use permit for a waterline to the new owner of the water company that services Jesse James Trailer Park.

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.

DIABETIC YOUTH FOUNDATION - BEARSKIN MEADOW CAMP RENOVATION PROJECT

Renovation of camp infrastructure: bathroom facilities, septic system, medical headquarters, sleeping decks, staff accommodations, and dining hall, to meet current health and safety standards and to better serve the youth and family.

DUNN SCHOOL OUTFITTER-GUIDE SPECIAL USE PERMIT RENEWAL

Proposal to continue operating supervised backpacking, hiking, and camping trips lasting from 1-2 weeks for 6th through 12th grade students.

EDWARDS AFB AIR CREW WATER AND LAND SURVIVAL TRAINING

Proposal for a special use permit for survival training for the water and land-based air crew

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.

FISH CREEK AQUATIC ORGANISM PASSAGE RESTORATION

Replace undersized culvert along Sherman Pass Road at Fish Creek

Geothermal Leasing Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement

The Forest Service was a cooperating agency, assisting the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in that Agency's geothermal leasing analysis and decision. The BLM issued a record of decision on 12/17/2008.

GIANT SEQUOIA NATIONAL MONUMENT MANAGEMENT PLAN

Establish management direction for the land and resources within the Giant Sequoia National Monument. (Monument was established in April 2000.)

HOLBY WELL ACCESS ROAD SPECIAL USE PERMIT

Proposal for a special use permit for an existing road accessing Ponderosa Community Services District's Holby Well water storage tanks.

HUME ROADSIDE AND RECREATION SITE HAZARD TREE

Proposal to fell dead or damaged trees along district roads that pose a safety hazard or danger to public/employees using these routes. Some trees may be removed.

ISABELLA FISH FLOW LLC POWER PLANT CONNECTION TO SCE AT MAIN DAM

Add two poles and lines to upgrade the SCE power line to the existing Isabella Lake hydroelectric plant.

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 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL FISHING DERBY

Issue a Special Use Permit for annual fishing derbies on Isabella Lake for a 5-year term. The annual derby takes place over a 3-day period.

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.

KERN VALLEY AIRPORT FENCE PROJECT SUP AMENDMENT

Amends SUP to add approximately 295 feet of chain link fence (six foot high) to permitted area. Fencing is needed to meet FAA regulations for safety and security.

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.

LOWER KERN CANYON & GREENHORN MTNS OHV RESTORATION PROJECT

Restore areas within Black Gulch North, Black Gulch South, and China Garden dispersed recreation areas in the Lower Kern Canyon. Protect sensitive resources in the vicinity of Evans Flat Campground located in the Greenhorn Mtns.

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.

MIKE BERRY/NEIL RAY OUTFITTER GUIDE SUPs

Authorize issuance of two separate outfitter guide special use permits for guided hunting and fishing.

MONTECITO LAKE RESORT - RESORT RENOVATION PROJECT

Upgrading and renovating facilities and infrastructure of resort complex, includes reconstruction and construction of several buildings.

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.

NUUI CUNNI CULTURAL CENTER, KERN RIVER PAIUTE COUNCIL

Operation and maintenance of a Native American interpretive center (Forest Service building on Forest Service land)

OSV 2012-2013 MAINTENANCE AND GROOMING

Proposal for over snow vehicle (OSV) road and facility maintenance program

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.

PIUTE FIRE ROADSIDE HAZARD TREE REMOVAL PROJECT

Commercial timber sale to remove hazard trees for safety purposes along approximately 32 miles of roads affected by the 2008 Piute Fire.

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.

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.

REVISED SAWMILL FOREST RESTORATION & FUELS REDUCTION PROJECT

Mechanical and manual treatments to reduce stand densities and surface and ladder fuels in forest stands and plantations to improve forest stand health, vigor, and resistance to fire, disease, and climate change.

REVISION 1 to FROG PROJECT AREA ANALYSIS ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT

Revision 1 to existing environmental documention to allow for forest thinning to reduce stand density for vegetation management, fuels management, and public safety activities.

RUBE & POWDER MAGAZINE GRAZING ALLOTMENTS - SUP RENEWAL

Renewal of special use authorizations permitting grazing on two (2) allotments.

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.

SCE DETERIORATED WOODEN POLE REPLACEMENT ON BRECKENRIDGE (POLE NUMBER 4180731E)

Allow SCE to replace a damaged utility pole on Breckenridge.

Sierra Nevada Forests Management Indicator Species (SNF MIS) Amendment

Amend Land and Resource Management Plans for ten (10) Forests within the Sierra Nevada region by modifying Management Indicator Species (MIS) lists and associated monitoring strategies.

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

SLICK ROCK SIX ROAD ASSOCIATION

Re-issue a road special use permit for a new 10-year term.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISION REPLACEMENT OF 19 DETERIORATED WOOD POLES

Proposal for replacement of 19 deteriorated wood poles with light weight steel poles on the Borel-Isabella-KR3-Lakegen-Weldon and Borel-Havilah-Loraine-Monolith-Walker Basin 66kV transmission lines, Lower and Upper Kern River Canyon

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON (SCE) BRECKENRIDGE INTERSET POLE

Communications site facility improvements including a new power pole interset between two existing poles; new power equipment on the side of existing building; and overhead work at two adjoining poles.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON (SCE) GRID RELIABILITY/INTAKE 16kV CUTOVER PROJECT CE *NEW LISTING*

Electric system improvements for grid reliability and maintenance at 33 stations on the Seequoia National Forest.

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.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON KERN RIVER NO. 3 FOREBAY ROAD GEOTECHNICAL CE

SCE proposes to obtain geologic information about the existing roadway in support of design and engineering for future road improvements.

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.

TAMARA BARKLEY WATERLINE SPECIAL USE PERMIT

Proposal to issue a special use permit for an existing waterline for irrigation and domestic use to a new property owner.

THOMSEN LIQUID WASTE DISPOSAL SITE (SEPTIC SYSTEM) SPECIAL USE PERMIT

Re-issue special use permit SUP for existing nontoxic liquid waste disposal site. Includes a septic tank (8 ft X 6 ft) and a leach line (50 ft X 1 ft), for approximately .01 acres. SUP to be issued for 5 years. Formerly the Jack McGee sewer system.

TRAVEL MANAGEMENT

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.

UNAVCO RESEARCH STUDY AREA AND FLPMA ROAD EASEMENT SUP RENEWAL

Proposal to renew existing SUP for earthquake sensing equipment and an access road.

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.)

WEEPING SPRINGS ROAD ASSOCIATION SUP

Re-issuing a Road SUP for a new 10-year term and installing a gate.


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