Sequoia National Forest Current and Recent Projects

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

Facility management

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

JOEY HEALTHY FOREST AND FUELS REDUCTION PROJECT

Ecological restoration & hazardous fuels treatment on 6153 acres in the wildland urban interface of the Horse Meadow Community. Treatments would employ mechanical and hand thinning, and prescribed fire, with some commercial timber harvest.

RANCHERIA FOREST RESTORATION PROJECT

An ecological restoration project in the Oak Ridge area of the Greenhorn Mountains. This project will implement sustainable forest practices by improving wildland fire safety, wildlife habitat, and economic use of forest by-products.

REVISION 1 to REVISED ICE TIMBER SALE and FUELS REDUCTION PROJECT

Greenhorn Mountains fuels reduction project within the Greenhorn East and West compartments, including the Tillie Creek, French Gulch, and Cedar Creek watersheds. The Injunction on this project was Vacated on 8/24/2011.

SHIRLEY FIRE SALVAGE AND FOREST RESTORATION PROJECT

Salvage fire killed timber on 142 acres within the 2545 acre Shirley Fire area to reduce future fuel loading and provide for reforestation.

SUMMIT FUELS REDUCTION AND FOREST HEALTH PROJECT

Provide defensible space around the community of Alta Sierra and nearby structures, improve forest health and provide for ecological restoration.

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.

JOEY HEALTHY FOREST AND FUELS REDUCTION PROJECT

Ecological restoration & hazardous fuels treatment on 6153 acres in the wildland urban interface of the Horse Meadow Community. Treatments would employ mechanical and hand thinning, and prescribed fire, with some commercial timber harvest.

REVISION 1 to REVISED ICE TIMBER SALE and FUELS REDUCTION PROJECT

Greenhorn Mountains fuels reduction project within the Greenhorn East and West compartments, including the Tillie Creek, French Gulch, and Cedar Creek watersheds. The Injunction on this project was Vacated on 8/24/2011.

SHIRLEY FIRE SALVAGE AND FOREST RESTORATION PROJECT

Salvage fire killed timber on 142 acres within the 2545 acre Shirley Fire area to reduce future fuel loading and provide for reforestation.

SUMMIT FUELS REDUCTION AND FOREST HEALTH PROJECT

Provide defensible space around the community of Alta Sierra and nearby structures, improve forest health and provide for ecological restoration.

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.

VALLEY VIEW FUELS REDUCTION PROJECT

This is a shaded fuelbreak, around the Valley View community, that will be 250 feet long, with removal of snags, ladder fuels, and material on the ground.

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 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.

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.

SIERRA BELLA MUTUAL WATER COMPANY SPECIAL USE PERMIT RENEWAL

Renewal of the expired Sierra Bella Mutual Water Company special use permit for a 20-year term for water tanks, water transmission line, and access road with gate.

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.

JOEY HEALTHY FOREST AND FUELS REDUCTION PROJECT

Ecological restoration & hazardous fuels treatment on 6153 acres in the wildland urban interface of the Horse Meadow Community. Treatments would employ mechanical and hand thinning, and prescribed fire, with some commercial timber harvest.

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.

VALLEY VIEW FUELS REDUCTION PROJECT

This is a shaded fuelbreak, around the Valley View community, that will be 250 feet long, with removal of snags, ladder fuels, and material on the ground.

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.