Sequoia National Forest Current and Recent Projects



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Developing Proposal

ALTA SIERRA MUTUAL WATER COMPANY SPECIAL USE PERMIT RENEWAL

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

BLACK MOUNTAIN GROVE ROAD DECOMMISSIONING

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

GILBERT DITCH ASSOCIATION

Operation and maintenance of a water irrigation ditch

ISABELLA TAMARISK CONTROL PROJECT

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

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 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.

SCE MICROWAVE TREE REMOVAL PROJECT

Removal of approximately 60 trees on 5 acres which are causing interference with a microwave communications site

VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS LEASE AT DEMOCRAT

New communications use lease at an existing communications site.

Under Analysis

80's MINING PLAN OF OPERATIONS

Placer mining operations for the exploration and extraction of gold from the stream channel in Greenhorn Creek, as well as maintenance of the access roads.

BIG STUMP REDWOOD MTN. FUELS RESTORATION PROJECT

This proposal is to reduce fuels buildup in part of Big Stump Grove to reintroduce fire to the grove and protect the objects of interest and nearby facilities from uncharacteristically severe wildfire.

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.

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

The Inyo, Sequoia, and Sierra National Forests are the three "early adopter" national forests in the Pacific Southwest Region of the Forest Service revising their Forest Plans using the 2012 Planning Rule. The revision process involves three stages: assessment of forest resource condition and trend, development of a revised plan, and monitoring the implementation and effectiveness of plan direction. Thank you for your comments on the proposed action and your input on the wilderness inventory and evaluation process. The scoping period is now closed. We are reviewing your comments and are refining the proposed action, identifying preliminary issues, and developing alternatives to the proposed action. We anticipate publishing a Draft Environmental Impact Statement and the draft Land Management Plans for comment in April 2015.

KIRKLAND PLANTATION THIN

This project proposes to thin existing plantations in the Kirkland Meadow area to accelerate the development of old forest conditions, create more varied stand conditions for wildlife habitat, and maintain good growing conditions for the young trees.

LA PALOMA #1 AND # 2 MINING PLAN OF OPERATIONS

This proposal is to assure public health and safety while allowing continued sampling and mining of ore from an existing barite mine.

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

The Millwood Off-highway Vehicle (OHV) Staging Area Redesign Project proposes to redesign the staging area to help restore the area around Mill Flat Creek and eliminate negative impacts to the natural and cultural resources in the area.

NEEDLES LOOKOUT AND TOWER REPLACEMENT

This proposal is to construct a new 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.

OSV 2014-2017 MAINTENANCE AND GROOMING

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

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.

SHIRLEY FIRE SALVAGE AND FOREST RESTORATION PROJECT

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

TAYLOR/LONG GRAZING PROJECT

This project analyzes the reauthorization of an existing grazing permit for the Taylor/Long Allotment on the Kern Plateau.

TOBIAS ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION PROJECT

The Tobias Ecosystem Restoration Project proposes thinning and prescribed burning to restore a healthy, diverse, fire-resistant species composition and overall forest structure.

TULE RIVER RESERVATION PROTECTION PROJECT

The Tule River Reservation Protection Project responds to a proposal from the Tule River Tribal Council under the Tribal Forest Protection Act, to reduce the spread of wildland fire starting on the Sequoia National Forest or private lands to the Tule River Indian Reservation. The project is located partially within the Black Mountain Giant Sequoia Grove and is also near private lands on Bateman Ridge and in Rogers Camp. The project would reduce surface and ladder fuels on 1,425 - 2,825 acres. The methods of reducing fuels vary between alternatives and include constructing fuel breaks, treating planted stands, prescribed burning between planted stands and fuel breaks, follow-up maintenance prescribed burning, surface fuel treatments, and cutting snags.

Analysis Completed

JOEY HEALTHY FOREST AND FUELS REDUCTION PROJECT

The Joey Healthy Forest and Fuels Reduction Project is a proposal for ecological restoration & hazardous fuels treatment on 950 acres of the wildland urban interface surrounding the Horse Meadow Community. Proposed treatments include mechanical and hand thinning, and prescribed fire.

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.

On Hold

MORELAND MINES RECLAMATION

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

OSA MEADOW RESTORATION PROJECT

The Osa Meadow Restoration Project proposes three activities: gully elimination using the pond-and-plug technique, incorporating whole trees into the meadow channel and ponds, and staging and installing a rock/vegetation valley grade feature at the lower end of the meadow. These measures would be taken to address the need to restore the natural meadow and stream water table, stream channel characteristics, and vegetation components.

PIUTE MOUNTAINS TRAVEL MANAGEMENT

The travel management planning process for the Piute Mountains area of the Sequoia National Forest was put on hold after the Piute Fire burned through the area in July 2008, in order to evaluate site conditons and allow this area to recover. The Forest Supervisor decided in August 2010 that sufficient reforestation and road reconstruction had occurred to initiate the Piute Mountains Travel Management Project. The project is currently on hold while data is being gathered.

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)

The Stony Creek Lodge Expansion Project proposes the development of additional lodging and related facilities adjoining the existing Stony Creek Lodge. The project is to construct a new lodge building, a pool area, and associated infrastructure to support these new facilities.

Project Archive

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