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

General Sherman 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 pre-commercially thinning, understory burning, and reconstructing roads.

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.

Chiquita Understory Burn

Understory burning is proposed for 28 units covering approximately 2,544 acres. The project would reintroduce fire back into fire-dependent ecosystems. Hand thinning using chainsaws, pruning,& hand piling may occur to prepare for prescribed burning.

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.

General Sherman 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 pre-commercially thinning, understory burning, and reconstructing roads.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.