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 Current and Recent Projects

Sort By:    Name    Status    Management Unit    Purpose    Type

Note: Projects with multiple Project Purposes will appear multiple times.

Facility management

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.

PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC TULE RIVER VEGETATION MANAGEMENT PROJECT

This project is a maintenance program involving the use of herbicides to control vegetation around hydropower facilities, access roads and trails.

STONY CREEK LODGE EXPANSION PROJECT (ASILOMAR MGMT COMPANY)

Expand lodging facilities to 45 rooms at the Stony Creek Lodge, on Generals Highway.

Forest products

SCE MICROWAVE TREE REMOVAL PROJECT

Removal of approximately 65 trees on 50 acres which are causing interference with a microwave communications site

SHIRLEY FIRE SALVAGE AND FOREST RESTORATION PROJECT

Salvage fire killed timber on 130 acres within the Shirley Fire area to reduce future fuel loading and provide for reforestation.

TOBIAS ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION PROJECT

Ecological restoration, by thinning and prescribed burning, to restore a healthy, diverse, fire-resistant forest structure and species composition.

Fuels management

BIG STUMP REDWOOD MTN. FUELS RESTORATION PROJECT

Proposal to reduce fuels buildup in a portion of Big Stump Giant Sequoia Grove through prescribed burning to protect nearby facilities and begin reintroducing fire into the grove.

SHIRLEY FIRE SALVAGE AND FOREST RESTORATION PROJECT

Salvage fire killed timber on 130 acres within the Shirley Fire area to reduce future fuel loading and provide for reforestation.

TOBIAS ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION PROJECT

Ecological restoration, by thinning and prescribed burning, to restore a healthy, diverse, fire-resistant forest structure and species composition.

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.

Grazing management

SCODIE ALLOTMENT IMPROVEMENTS CE

Install fencing to separate grazing management units and eliminate livestock access to riparian corridor.

TAYLOR/LONG GRAZING PROJECT

Proposal to reauthorize an existing grazing permit for the Taylor/Long Allotment located on the Kern Plateau.

Heritage resource management

MILLWOOD OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE STAGING AREA REDESIGN PROJECT

Proposal to redesign the Millwood OHV Staging Area to better define camp/day use areas and road access in order to reduce impacts to the creek and other resources.

PIUTE MOUNTAINS TRAVEL MANAGEMENT

A collaborative process to develop a travel management plan for the Piute Mountains area.

STONY CREEK LODGE EXPANSION PROJECT (ASILOMAR MGMT COMPANY)

Expand lodging facilities to 45 rooms at the Stony Creek Lodge, on Generals Highway.

Land management planning

Inyo, Sierra, and Sequoia National Forests Land Management Plans Revision

The Sequoia, Sierra, and Inyo National Forests propose to revise their land management plans as guided by the 2012 Planning Rule.

PIUTE MOUNTAINS TRAVEL MANAGEMENT

A collaborative process to develop a travel management plan for the Piute Mountains area.

Minerals and Geology

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.

LA PALOMA #1 AND # 2 MINING PLAN OF OPERATIONS

Sampling and mining of ore from an existing barite mine.

MORELAND MINES RECLAMATION

Closure of mine openings and removal of structures, old equipment, and trash, from nine (9) abandoned mines.

Recreation management

KERN VALLEY RIVER COUNCIL SPECIAL USE PERMIT RENEWAL

Renewal of expired special use permit for a 5-year term for the use of the Miracle Hot Springs Day Use Area for teaching and kayak events.

MILLWOOD OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE STAGING AREA REDESIGN PROJECT

Proposal to redesign the Millwood OHV Staging Area to better define camp/day use areas and road access in order to reduce impacts to the creek and other resources.

OSV 2014-2017 MAINTENANCE AND GROOMING

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

PIUTE MOUNTAINS TRAVEL MANAGEMENT

A collaborative process to develop a travel management plan for the Piute Mountains area.

SIRRETTA PEAK TRAIL

Analysis of OHV trail as per the Sequoia Land Management Plan Mediated Settlement Agreement. Revised DEIS published August 2002.

STONY CREEK LODGE EXPANSION PROJECT (ASILOMAR MGMT COMPANY)

Expand lodging facilities to 45 rooms at the Stony Creek Lodge, on Generals Highway.

Road management

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.

BLACK MOUNTAIN GROVE ROAD DECOMMISSIONING

This project will consider decommissioning several roads/segments in the Black Mtn giant sequoia grove

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.

MILLWOOD OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE STAGING AREA REDESIGN PROJECT

Proposal to redesign the Millwood OHV Staging Area to better define camp/day use areas and road access in order to reduce impacts to the creek and other resources.

Special area management

BLACK MOUNTAIN GROVE ROAD DECOMMISSIONING

This project will consider decommissioning several roads/segments in the Black Mtn giant sequoia grove

Special use management

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.

ALTA SIERRA MUTUAL WATER COMPANY SPECIAL USE PERMIT RENEWAL

Special use permit renewal for water tank, water transmission line, and road access.

CARVER (Stanley) ROCKHOUSE BASIN ROAD SPECIAL USE PERMIT

FLPMA road special use permit (SUP) to be reissued for 10 years, with no changes and no ground disturbing activities.

GILBERT DITCH ASSOCIATION

Operation and maintenance of a water irrigation ditch

KENNY CARVER WATER TRANSMISSION LINE

Maintenance & operation of a water transmission line (less than 12 inches diameter) and enclosure with reservoir covering 0.04 acres

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 VALLEY RIVER COUNCIL SPECIAL USE PERMIT RENEWAL

Renewal of expired special use permit for a 5-year term for the use of the Miracle Hot Springs Day Use Area for teaching and kayak events.

LOGSDON 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.

MILLWOOD OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE STAGING AREA REDESIGN PROJECT

Proposal to redesign the Millwood OHV Staging Area to better define camp/day use areas and road access in order to reduce impacts to the creek and other resources.

SCE MICROWAVE TREE REMOVAL PROJECT

Removal of approximately 65 trees on 50 acres which are causing interference with a microwave communications site

SHIRLEY MEADOWS SKI AREA 40-YEAR PERMIT

Issue a new 40 year permit with no changes from the current 20 year permit or master development plan.

STONY CREEK LODGE EXPANSION PROJECT (ASILOMAR MGMT COMPANY)

Expand lodging facilities to 45 rooms at the Stony Creek Lodge, on Generals Highway.

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.

VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS LEASE AT DEMOCRAT

New communications use lease at an existing communications site.

Vegetation management (other than forest products)

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.

TOBIAS ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION PROJECT

Ecological restoration, by thinning and prescribed burning, to restore a healthy, diverse, fire-resistant forest structure and species composition.

Watershed management

BLACK MOUNTAIN GROVE ROAD DECOMMISSIONING

This project will consider decommissioning several roads/segments in the Black Mtn giant sequoia grove

ISABELLA TAMARISK CONTROL PROJECT

Treat 1500 acres of tamarisk (salt cedar) an invasive plant at Isabella Lake, using mechanical treatments or herbicides where necessary.

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.

MILLWOOD OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE STAGING AREA REDESIGN PROJECT

Proposal to redesign the Millwood OHV Staging Area to better define camp/day use areas and road access in order to reduce impacts to the creek and other resources.

MORELAND MINES RECLAMATION

Closure of mine openings and removal of structures, old equipment, and trash, from nine (9) abandoned mines.

OSA MEADOW RESTORATION PROJECT

Meadow restoration project proposes to improve aquatic conditions and raise the water table beneath Osa Meadow.

TOBIAS ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION PROJECT

Ecological restoration, by thinning and prescribed burning, to restore a healthy, diverse, fire-resistant forest structure and species composition.

Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants

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.

MILLWOOD OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE STAGING AREA REDESIGN PROJECT

Proposal to redesign the Millwood OHV Staging Area to better define camp/day use areas and road access in order to reduce impacts to the creek and other resources.

MORELAND MINES RECLAMATION

Closure of mine openings and removal of structures, old equipment, and trash, from nine (9) abandoned mines.

Project Archive

Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.