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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BOREL RELICENSING RECREATION ENHANCEMENT PROJECT

The Borel Relicensing Recreation Enhancement Project consists of analyzing alternatives for the development and improvement of three recreation sites along the Lower Kern River in the Kern Canyon.

BOULDER CREEK FUELS RESTORATION

This project proposes prescribed burning in the Boulder Creek drainage in the Monarch Wilderness and Agnew Inventoried Roadless Area in order to continue re-introducing fire adjacent to the 2010 Sheep Fire. Fire would burn through portions of Deer Meadow Grove and Evans Grove Complex.

BOULDER GULCH OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE (OHV) RESTORATION PROJECT

The Boulder Gulch Off-highway Vehicle (OHV) Restoration Project proposes to decommission approximately six 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

This project proposes to reduce fuels and restore forest health in the Breckenridge Mountain area of the Kern River Ranger District.

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

The Breckenridge Plantation Thinning Project was planned under the Healthy Forest Restoration Act of 2003. The purpose of this project is to reduce hazardous fuels and accelerate development of old forest characteristics on 655 acres of existing plantations adjacent to the Breckenridge residential community.

BRUCE HAFENFELD RANGE USE FACILITIES (BUILDING AND ROAD) SUP

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

BRUMLEY'S BEES

This project is an application for an Apiary Special Use Permit affecting less than five acres.

BUCKHORN WATER SYSTEM ASSOCIATION

This proposal is to re-issue a water system special use permit for a new 10-year term.

CALTECH RESEARCH STUDY AREA AND FLMPA ROAD EASEMENT SUP RENEWAL

This proposal is to renew special use permits for earthquake sensing equipment and an access road.

CALWATER WATER LINE SPECIAL USE PERMIT

This is a 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

The Davis Road Repair Project proposes to repair a portion of the Davis Road (Forest Road 12S01) by replacing culverts, repairing the roadbed and other drainage features, and adding rock to the road surface. This would improve the condition of the road, reduce resource damage, and provide safe access.

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.

EDWARDS AFB AIR CREW WATER AND LAND SURVIVAL TRAINING

This proposal is for a special use permit for the Edwards Air Force Base to conduct water and land pilot survival training in the Kern River Ranger District.

FALLEN SEQUOIAS AT TRAIL OF 100 GIANTS

The project proposes to build a boardwalk, meeting ADA requirements, that connects the trail from the remaining northernmost bridge on the south side of the fallen sequoias, to the existing trail on the eastside.

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

After the first Monument Plan was remanded in 2006, the Forest began the process for developing a new plan to guide the management of the Monument. A significant portion of the planning process has involved public involvement and collaboration. The Monument Management Plan will establish management direction for the land and resources within the Giant Sequoia National Monument.

HOLBY WELL ACCESS ROAD SPECIAL USE PERMIT

This special use permit is for an existing road that accesses Ponderosa Community Services District's Holby Well water storage tanks.

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 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

This meadow restoration project is to restore meadow functioning by repairing headcuts in Long Meadow and 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

This project will analyze alternatives to restore areas in the Black Gulch North, Black Gulch South, and China Garden dispersed recreation areas in the Lower Kern Canyon.

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

This project is to authorize the issuance of two separate outfitter guide special use permits, one for hunting and one for fishing.

MONTECITO LAKE RESORT - RESORT RENOVATION PROJECT

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

NUUI CUNNI CULTURAL CENTER, KERN RIVER PAIUTE COUNCIL

This proposal is to re-issue the Special Use Permit for operating and maintaining a Native American interpretive center (a Forest Service building on Forest Service land).

OSV 2012-2013 MAINTENANCE AND GROOMING

This is a proposal for the over-snow vehicle (OSV) road and facility maintenance program.

PINE RIDGE FUELS REDUCTION PROJECT

The Pine Ridge Fuels Reduction and Maintenance Project is located in the Hume Lake Ranger District of the Sequoia National Forest. In the Pine Ridge area, the Highway Fire of 2001 scorched trees up to 50 feet off of the ground and eventually killed trees up to 20 inches in diameter. Many fallen trees have added to the brush kill and pine needle litter. There is a need to reduce the amount of dead brush, dead trees, and ladder fuels that have built up since the Highway Fire. This high fuel load has compromised the effectiveness of fire suppression efforts in the defense and threat zones of the wildland urban intermix. There is also a need to continue to re-establish a more natural fire return interval in the project area.

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

The Piute Mountain Meadow Restoration Project includes restoration treatments in French and Mack Meadows, located in the Piute Mountains of the Kern River Ranger District. The ranger district proposes to install and plant willow fascines, install bank erosion pins, install a floodplain relief culvert where Road 28S24 crosses Bright Start Creek below Mack Meadow, remove a ditch across the road and overside drain, and install a fence to keep cattle out of the meadows during the restoration work.

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.

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 the Frog Project Area Analysis Environmental Assessment documents supplemental NEPA review and analysis of significant new information related to the potential effects from implementation of the Frog Project on the habitat and environment of the Pacific fisher. The Frog Project proposes vegetation management to reduce stand density, 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

The Sampson Grazing Allotment covers approximately 16,705 acres of National Forest System lands in the Hume Lake Ranger District of the Sequoia National Forest. Approximately half of this allotment lies within the Kings River Special Management Area and the Giant Sequoia National Monument. The purpose of this analysis is to reauthorize livestock grazing in this allotment in a manner consistent with the Forest Plan as amended, and to provide an Allotment Management Plan for the Sampson Allotment.

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

Allow SCE to replace a damaged utility pole on Breckenridge Mountain.

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 Sirretta Road Blowdown Salvage project is designed to restore ecoystems by reducing fuel loads consisting of dead or damaged trees. It proposes the removal of hazard trees from public roadways In the Sirretta Road and Sherman Pass area.

SLICK ROCK SIX ROAD ASSOCIATION

This proposal is to re-issue a road special use permit for a new 10-year term.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISION REPLACEMENT OF 19 DETERIORATED WOOD POLES

This proposal is to replace 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, in the Lower and Upper Kern River Canyon.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON (SCE) BRECKENRIDGE INTERSET POLE

This project proposes communications site facility improvements including a new power pole interset between two existing poles, new power equipment on the side of an 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 and 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 special use permit (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

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

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.

UNAVCO RESEARCH STUDY AREA AND FLPMA ROAD EASEMENT SUP RENEWAL

This proposal is to renew existing special use permits 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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