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.
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.
This project is an application for an Apiary Special Use Permit affecting less than five 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
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.
EGGMAN FAMILY APIARIES
A proposal to issue an apiary special use permit, affecting less than five 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 northernmost bridge on the south side of the fallen sequoias, to the existing trail on the eastside.
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.
HUME ROADSIDE AND RECREATION SITE HAZARD TREE
This project proposes to fell dead or damaged trees along district roads that pose a safety hazard or danger to the public and employees using these routes. Some trees may be removed.
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 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
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.
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.
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 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.
RANCHERIA FOREST RESTORATION PROJECT
The Rancheria Forest Restoration Project was formerly referred to as the Revised Sawmill Forest Health and Fuels Reduction Project. It is located along the ridgeline of the Greenhorn Mountains, adjacent to Rancheria Road near the community of Alta Sierra. In collaboration with the Kern River Valley Fire Safe Council, the Forest Service has determined the need to reduce the risk of uncharacteristically severe wildfire in this area. The purpose of the Rancheria Forest Restoration Project is to design and implement vegetation treatments that would restore the forest to a healthy, diverse, and fire-resilient condition and reduce fuel loads.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The purpose of the Travel Management Project is to 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.
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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