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

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.

John Don't Forest Health/Fuels Reduction Project

Vegetation removal through timber harvest, hand thinning and burning, mastication, piling and prescribed burning, meadow and aspen enhancement, stream improvement, and road improvement.

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.

All Current and Recent Projects

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Under Analysis

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.

Eldorado National Forest Over Snow Vehicle Use Designation

Analysis for over snow travel by tracked vehicles and trail grooming

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.

John Don't Forest Health/Fuels Reduction Project

Vegetation removal through timber harvest, hand thinning and burning, mastication, piling and prescribed burning, meadow and aspen enhancement, stream improvement, and road improvement.

PG&E Transmission Line Herbicide Maintenance Project

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

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.

Twofer Forest Health Project

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

Analysis Completed

Amador High Country Routes Project

Road repairs along the Carson Emigrant National Recreation Trail (17E24), Hungalelti Ridge Trail (16E26), and the Long Valley Trail (17E28). Change the vehicle use designation on the northern end of the Long Valley Trail at Mud Lake.

Camp Silverado Developed Recreation Site

Convert Camp Silverado Boy Scout Facility into rentable group campsites.

Caples Ecological Restoration Project

Prescribed understory burning, aspen enhancement, and meadow restoration within the Caples Creek Watershed.

Cody Meadow Restoration

Rehabilitation and/or removal of 2.6 miles of roads and skid trails surrounding Cody Meadow, contruction of a small scale plug and pond, planting of riparian vegetation in the meadow, and rerouting of road access to the outside edge of the meadow.

Deer Valley 4WD Meadow Restoration and Blue Lake Road Maintenance

Improve and maintain Deer Valley Trail (19E01) and Blue Lakes road (9N01).

Grizzly Beetle Salvage Sale Project

Cut and remove dead and imminent dying trees in areas of high mortality next to the Grizzly Flat community to reduce hazards along the property boundary and roadsides, and reduce fuels to minimize the chance of high-intensity wildfire.

Panther Forest Health Project

Reduce hazardous fuels, improve forest health, enhance watershed conditions, and re-establish a sustainable landscape on approximately 3,350 acres by commercially and pre-commercially thinning, understory burning, and reconstructing roads.

Strawberry 4WD Trail Maintenance Project

To implement corrective actions for Strawberry 4WD Trail to comply with the 2004 Sierra Nevada Forest Plan Amendment Riparian Conservation Objectives Standard and Guideline 100 as it pertains to meadows in the Eldorado National Forest.

Tobacco Gulch Fuels Reduction and Forest Health Project

Commercial thinning, biomass removal, tractor piling and mastication on approximately 1,200 acres of forest lands generally within the WUI or planned SPLATS. Treatment of noxious weeds would be aimed at containing and controling.

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.

Key Contacts

  • Environmental Coordinator
    Jennifer Marsolais
    100 Forni Road
    Placerville, CA 95667
    530-622-5061