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

Brown Rock Forest Health Project

Reduce hazardous fuels, improve forest health, 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.

Wilson Meadow and Calf Pasture Meadow Restoration Project

Improve hydrologic function within two meadows which have been highly manipulated by past logging, ranching, and channel diversions. In-channel work could include 'plug & pond,' gully fill, and meadow surface reshaping techniques.

Reservoir Forest Health Project

Actions under consideration: fuel break creation; commercial & non-commercial thinning; shrub mastication & pruning; herbicide application; prescribed burning; heritage resource protection; and meadow & watershed enhancement actions.

All Current and Recent Projects

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Developing Proposal

Allen Ranch Pasture Special Use Permit Re-Issuance

Re-issue special use permit that authorizes an approximately 12-acre fenced pasture located off of Mud Lake Road (17E24)for grazing of up to eight horses.

Kirkwood Volcano Communication Site Upgrade

Modify the existing permit for Volcano Communication Group and upgrade the Verizon Wireless system at Kirkwood Mountain Resort, Chairlift #2. Remove existing equipment and install a 15-foot monopole with antenna, microwave dish, and radio equipment.

Under Analysis

Brown Rock Forest Health Project

Reduce hazardous fuels, improve forest health, 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.

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.

Reservoir Forest Health Project

Actions under consideration: fuel break creation; commercial & non-commercial thinning; shrub mastication & pruning; herbicide application; prescribed burning; heritage resource protection; and meadow & watershed enhancement actions.

Rock Creek Trail Reroutes

This project would reroute 12 trail segments within the Rock Creek Trail System to protect resources and improve user safety. Estimated trail construction (12 segments)of 4.7 miles. Estimated trail obliteration (of 9 existing segments)of 2.5 miles.

Two Sentinels Girl Scout Camp Restroom Replacement

The camp is working to bring the outhouses (currently identified by EPA as large capacity cesspools) into compliance with EPA requirements as set forth in the Clean Water Act. The outhouses are no longer acceptable because they are not vaulted.

Wilson Meadow and Calf Pasture Meadow Restoration Project

Improve hydrologic function within two meadows which have been highly manipulated by past logging, ranching, and channel diversions. In-channel work could include 'plug & pond,' gully fill, and meadow surface reshaping techniques.

Analysis Completed

Camino Pollock Pines Fuel Break

Mastication and hand thinning of brush and small trees on approximately 1,500 acres (of which 750 acres is National Forest System lands) along the ridgeline above the South Fork American River, north of Highway 50 near Camino and Pollock Pines.

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.

Power Fire Culvert Improvement and Erosion Control Project

Replace 92 culverts and install two new water control structures on NFS roads within watersheds affected by the 2004 Power Fire. Majority of culverts will be upsized from 18 inches to 24 inches in diameter, replaced in kind, or sized accordingly.

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 Fuels Reduction 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.

Project Archive

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



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