Projects

As part of carrying out the mission of the Forest Service, agency resource specialists develop project proposals that will enhance or maintain resource values on public lands, as well as generate products. In addition, the public may submit proposals for various uses such as rights-of-way, land exchanges, and recreational events. A necessary part of the planning for these is the environmental analysis and documentation, pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and agency direction.

Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

Additional information about some of the projects on the Eldorado National Forest is available by following the links under the Forest Projects heading below.  Please note that not all projects listed on the SOPA are available on the website.  

Eldorado National Forest Project Spotlights

Twofer Forest Health Project

To reduce surface fuels, thin commercial and non-commercial plantations, and install strategic fuel breaks along US Highway 50.

PG&E Integrated Vegetation Management Program

Proposal to approve the use of herbicides and mastication as part of PG&E's transmission line maintenance vegetation management program.

Vulcan Forest Health Fuels Treatment Project

Hazardous fuels treatment to improve wildfire resilience. Commercial thinning, biomass cutting, tractor piling, and pile burning on approximately 1,100 acres near Volcanoville. Includes areas of post-treatment prescribed fire and herbicide use.

All Current and Recent Projects

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Developing Proposal

2019 Power Fire Pre-Commercial Thinning

Thin pre-commercial sized trees in young plantations and natural regeneration for forest stand improvement.

Under Analysis

Eldorado National Forest Over Snow Vehicle Use Designation

Proposal to designate over-snow vehicle (OSV) areas and trails for public OSV use, consistent with Subpart C of the Travel Management Regulations, and identify OSV trails where grooming will occur.

PG&E Integrated Vegetation Management Program

Proposal to approve the use of herbicides and mastication as part of PG&E's transmission line maintenance vegetation management program.

Sly Park Fuels Reduction Project

Fuels reduction treatments, including understory thinning, removal of brush and small trees, on approximately 3,000 acres adjacent to the communities of Pollock Pines in the vicinity of Jenkinson Lake and Sly Park.

Twofer Forest Health Project

To reduce surface fuels, thin commercial and non-commercial plantations, and install strategic fuel breaks along US Highway 50.

Vulcan Forest Health Fuels Treatment Project

Hazardous fuels treatment to improve wildfire resilience. Commercial thinning, biomass cutting, tractor piling, and pile burning on approximately 1,100 acres near Volcanoville. Includes areas of post-treatment prescribed fire and herbicide use.

Analysis Completed

Bear River Grazing Allotment Management Plan

Develop Allotment Management Plan for the Bear River Grazing Allotment that will be incorporated into the term grazing permit and used to guide management of grazing operations, including issuance of a special use permit for use of Dufrene cow camp.

ENF Roadside Hazard Tree Project

Felling and removal of hazard trees for public health and safety associated with road maintenance of National Forest System Roads.

Foster Meadow Restoration Project

The proposed project is to implement near-complete gully fill. Road crossing would use a rock/soil fill with vegetation transplants to raise both the channel and floodplain to match the existing culvert invert/floodplain elevation.

General Sherman Ecological Restoration Project

Prescribed burning on approximately 8,700 acres to re-introduce fire in the General Sherman landscape to improve forest health, fire resiliency, and wildlife habitat. Hand thinning for aspen restoration and preparation for prescribed burning.

General Sherman Forest Health Project

Improve forest health and resilience on approximately 2,600 acres through a combination of treatments, including understory thinning to reduce risk of insect and disease, increase stand vigor, and improve forest resilience to wildfire.

General Sherman Stream, Meadow, and Dispersed Use Site Restoration Project

Watershed restoration activities, including placement of coarse woody material and/or rock in stream segments, blocking and stabilizing or decompacting non-system roads, and management of dispersed recreation sites.

General Sherman Wildfire Resilience Project

Fuels reduction treatments along key ridges and roads on approximately 400 acres through mastication and hand thinning with follow up herbicide treatments within the General Sherman landscape area.

Power Fire Reforestation

The project includes planting and release of seedlings. Portions of the area may require site prep before planting, including hand cutting, mechanical site prep, and herbicides.

Scottiago Forest Health Project

Improve forest health, reduce hazardous fuels, enhance watershed conditions, and re-establish a sustainable landscape on approximately 3,000 acres by commercially and precommercially thinning, understory burning, and reconstructing roads.

Trestle Forest Health Project

The project would involve forest thinning and fuels reduction activities on approximately 4,000 acres to improve forest health, enhance watershed conditions, and re-establish a sustainable landscape condition.

Project Archive

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



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