Projects

In order to carry out the mission of the Forest Service, agency resource specialists develop 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.  The Klamath National Forest is involved in large-scale project planning, environmental analyses and timber management as part of our overall forest management efforts.

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Travel Management

The Klamath National Forest, along with all national forests in the US,  is conducting an analysis of all the roads, trails, and areas used by motor vehicles. The outcome will identify a sustainable system of roads for mortorized travel and routes/areas for off-highway vehicle use identified in the Motor Vehicle Use Map and updated yearly using public comments. More on Travel Management.

 

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Klamath National Forest Current and Recent Projects

Note: Not all projects may appear on map. See list below for complete list of projects with more information or documentation.

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Developing Proposal

Bear Country Project

The proposed project encompasses about 36,000 acres and is located on the Salmon River Ranger District. The focus is on fuels reduction for community protection and stand health. Water Board waiver Category B expected.

China Point

Response to proposed Plan of Operations to mine the China Point claim, in compliance with General Mining Act of 1872. China Point is a 30-acre unpatented mining claim. Water Board Waiver n/a; permits requested by mining claimants.

Dry Lake and Horse Creek Grazing Allotment Management

To develop a management plan for the Dry Lake and Horse Creek grazing allotments. Water Board Waiver Category B, expected.

Happy Camp Fire Safe Council Water Storage Tank New Special Use Permit

Installation of a round 5,000 gallon water storage tank for emergency fire suppression adjacent to Benjamin Creek Road FS 17N16. Water Board Waiver N/A.

Seasonal Gate Installation on FS Road 46N73 New Special Use Permit

Installation of a seasonal gate on Forest Service Road 46N73. New special use permit. Water Board Waiver n/a.

Siskiyou Telephone Company Fiber Optic, OAK57 Amendment, Indian Creek and Elk Creek

Replacement of existing fiber optic lines from special use permit OAK 57, up Indian Creek and Elk Creek. Water Board Waiver N/A.

Tim Bynum Waterline New Special Use Permit

Installation of waterline system consisting of 400 feet of 1 inch waterline. Water Board Waiver N/A.

Wingate Vault Toilet Installation and Grider Creek Vault Toilet Removal

Removal of one vault toilet within the Grider Creek Campground and installation of that vault toilet at Wingate Bar River Access. Water Board Waiver Category A.

Yellow Jacket Ridge

Precommercial thinning, release and fuels reduction in plantations and in natural stands on about 2,600 acres along Yellow Jacket Ridge. Water Board Waiver Category B.

Yreka WUI Hazardous Fuels Reduction on Private Land

Fuel reduction on 250 acres, with additional acreage in future phases, between the City of Yreka and the Forest Service Craggy Vegetation Management Project area. Water Board N/A on private land.

Under Analysis

Ayres Waterline New Special Use Permit

Water system consisting of 490 feet of 2 inch PVC pipe. Water Board Waiver N/A.

Bray and Horsethief Grazing Allotment Analysis

To inform the responsible official of the environmental consequences of re-authorizing livestock grazing. Water Board 2010 Waiver Category B.

Burnett Road Easement New Special Use Permit

Road access of 1,500 feet long and 12 feet wide to private property and a water system consisting of 1,000 feet of 2 inch line. Water Board Waiver N/A.

Callahan Complex Fuels Treatment on Private Land

Fuel reduction on 200 acres of private land in and around the community of Callahan and adjacent to the Salmon/Scott River Ranger District. Water Board Waiver - n/a, private land.

Crawford Vegetation Management Project

Thinning in stands for forest health and fuels reduction, with fuels treatments including underburning and pile burning on about 1,600 acres. Water Board 2010 Waiver Category B.

Discovery Day Mine

Plan of Operations proposed to mine the Discovery Day claim. The Discovery Day Mine is an established mine site that consists of a road, three working pads, and underground tunnels. Water Board Waiver n/a.

East Fork Scott

To improve conditions within the E Fork Scott watershed. Treatments within 31,540 acres may include meadows, riparian areas, fuels reduction, mine reclamation, stand density reduction, and wildlife habitat improvements. RWB Waiver Category B expected

Elk Creek Watershed Project

Integrated resource management project that aims to improve physical and biological conditions in the Elk Creek watershed. Water Board Waiver Category B.

Gunsight-Humbug Ridge Siskiyou Mariposa Lily Integrated Pest Management

Integrated pest management project to protect and enhance habitat for the Siskiyou mariposa lily. Water Board Waiver Category A expected.

Hancock Forest Management Access Road

Reconstruct 2,300 ft of temporary roadbed; fully construct a 200-300 ft adjoining spur roadbed. Road will provide temp access/use of private forest land for log hauling. Roadbeds to be blocked and grated after use. Located in OR, CA Water Board N/A.

Happy Camp Sanitation District New Special Use Permit

New Special Use Permit to build a storage building to house backup generator for sanitation system. Water Board Waiver N/A.

Harlan

Vegetation management and fuels reduction project with an emphasis on improving forest resilience to wildfire, insects and disease, while improving mule deer habitat. Water Board Waiver Category B.

Kelly Bar Habitat Enhancement Project

Proposed to enhance off-channel riparian habitat including improving connectivity and enhancing side channels, creating alcoves on Kelly Bar and West Bar, and enhancing two off-channel ponds on Kelly Bar. Water Board Waiver not eligible.

Lake Mountain & Middle Tompkins Grazing Allotment Management Plan Project

The project reauthorizes grazing permits for 10 years under an adaptive management strategy and updates allotment management plans for Lake Mt. & Middle Tompkins allotments. Water Board Waiver Category B.

Oak Fire Roadside Hazard Tree Proposal

To reduce threats to public safety along National Forest Transportation System roads within the Oak Fire perimeter. Water Board Waiver Category A expected.

Pumice Vegetation Management Project

Reduce fuel loads and improve forest health: 9,056 acre project area; 6,473 acres treatment. Water Board 2010 Waiver Category B.

Schwartz and Leff Mineral Withdrawal

Proposed mineral withdrawal on about 40 acres for a period of 20 years to protect cultural resources. Water Board Waiver N/A.

Seiad-Horse Risk Reduction Project

Reduce safety hazards along roads & in concentrated stands, reduce fuels adjacent to private property, & to reduce the risk of future large-scale high severity fire losses of late successional habitat. Water Board Waiver Category B expected.

Siskiyou Telephone Fiber Optic Cable Installation Downriver

Fiber Optic cable installation for Siskiyou Telephone from Benjamin Creek to Dillon Creek. Water Board Waiver N/A.

Analysis Completed

Coho Salmon Off-Channel Ponds

Construct off-channel ponds for winter refugia for Coho salmon and other salmonid species. Water Board Waiver not eligible.

Craggy Vegetation Management

Improve fire resiliency by reducing fuels and stand density in strategic areas to protect communities and promote forest health in lands near Yreka, CA on about 11,000 acres within a 29,500 acres project area. Water Board Waiver Category B.

Eddy LSR

Protect late-successional habitat used by the northern spotted owl and other late-successional-dependent species, to protect communities, and create safer emergency access routes in the Eddy LSR. 25,969 treatment acres. NCWQCB 2004 Waiver.

Horse Creek Community Protection and Forest Restoration Project

Fuels reduction, hazard tree removal, and site preparation and planting within the Gap Fire area. Water Board Waiver Category B expected.

Lover's Canyon

Proposal to treat about 4,444 acres: commercially thin about 863 acres; non-commercially thin about 1,103 acres; create fuel breaks on about 255 acres, and underburn about 2,223 acres. Water Board Waiver Category B.

Six Shooter Project

Vegetation management and fuels reduction with an emphasis on improving mule deer habitat. 15,067 acre project area; 13,806 acres treatment. Waterboard Category A Waiver expected.

Somes Bar Integrated Fire Management

The project removes fuels prior to prescribed burning in plantations 40 yrs & older, and mature natural stands while enhancing cultural & ecological plant species. Shaded fuelbreaks are proposed & temp roads are considered on a case by case basis.

Westside Fire Recovery Project

Project was developed in response to landscape-level ecosystem needs due to the high intensity and severity of effects of the 2014 Fire Season.

Yreka Flood Hazard Reduction Project/FS Service Center

Modification of the 100-year floodplain surrounding the Yreka Service Center by lowering the ground in some areas and raising it in others. Small buildings will be removed or relocated; a bridge will be relocated on site; RWB Waiver, not eligible.

On Hold

Bentley, H. New Special Use Permit

Issuance of a new special use permit to install a new above-ground water line. No new disturbance is proposed with this project. Water Board Waiver N/A.

Brooks Mine

Existing Brooks 20 acres mining claim with a new plan of operations. Mining using backhoe, 2.5 cubic yard dump truck, grizzly, and trammel. Opening existing road to new extraction site. Water Board Waiver Category A.

Fort Goff Creek Fish Exclusion Screening

Prevent entrainment of fish into an existing water diversion ditch where they could be injured or killed. Conserve water for the benefit of salmon and steelhead trout in Fort Goff Creek and the Klamath River. Water Board Waiver not eligible.

Schroeder Road Access New Special Use Permit

Project proposes to allow, under a ten year permit, a private landowner to drive two historic, existing roadbeds (about 435 feet) across Forest Service administered public land in order to access the private property. Water Board Waiver Category A.

Siskiyou Telephone Special Use Permit Amendment for Phone Line Installation

Amend Special Use Permit to plow down 1100 feet to install an underground phone line to a private residence. Water Board Waiver exempt.

Upper North Fork Salmon Fuels Reduction

The project will treat up to 120 acres with high priority fuels reduction and prescribed fire on private land within the Upper North Fork of the Salmon River, including Sawyers Bar and outlying neighborhoods. Water Board Waiver n/a, private land.

Cancelled

2016 Cultural Burning

Underburning every 3-5 years in 7 units (308 ac.) containing cultural use species selected with input from Karuk basketmakers to maintain and improve traditional gathering sites & provide accessible sites for Elders & children. NCRWQCB Waiver Cat. B.

Adams, S. Special Use Permit Renewal

Renew special use permit for a water transmission line to private property. No new disturbance is proposed with the project. NCRWQCB Waiver exempt.

Adams, V. Special Use Permit Renewal

Renew special use permit for a water transmission line to private property. No new disturbance is proposed with the project. NCRWQCB Waiver exempt.

Beauty Flat Homeowners Road Special Use Permit Renewal

Special use permit renewal authorizing the operation and maintenance of a gate and name signs, installation of locks, and maintenance of an existing road. No new disturbance will take place as a result of this renewal. NCRWQCB waiver category exempt.

Bennett, L. (Tina Bennett) Special Use Permit Reissuance

Reissue special use permit for two existing water systems on private property. No new disturbance is proposed with this project. NCRWQCB Waiver exempt.

Cal-Trans Beaver Creek Bridge Widening on Hwy 96

Cal-Trans proposes to widen the Beaver Creek bridge on Hwy 96. Bridge work will be within the Cal-Trans DOT easement. Staging areas will be outside the DOT easement, and covered by NEPA analysis.

Catherine Haskall Water Line Transmission Existing SUP Reauthorization

Operating, maintaining a water system consisting of a diversion dam (about 8 feet wide and 6 feet high) and 400 feet of a 2 inch plastic pipe from Slater Creek to private property for domestic use. No new ground disturbance. Water Board Waiver n/a.

David D. Hammons and Thomas Evertsen Road Access Existing Special Use Permit Reauthorization

To provide road access to holder's private property. Water Board Waiver N/A.

DeRose, K. Special Use Permit Reissuance

Reissuance of a special use permit for an existing water system on private land. No new disturbance is proposed with the project. NCRWQCB Waiver exempt.

East End Vegetation Management Project

Commercial and noncommercial thinning with fuels treatments on about 1,200 acres to reduce stand density, promote structural and species diversity, , and promote resiliency to large-scale disturbance. NCWQCB Waiver Cat. B.

Fasig, L. Special Use Permit Renewal

Renew special use permit to remove the longest road on site and keep the shortest route. No new disturbance is proposed with the project. NCRWQCB Waiver exempt.

Ida Foo Gate Installation SUP Amendment

Amendment to an existing SUP to install a gate at a right of way access to private property. NCRWQCB water waiver does not apply - private land.

Ida Foo Right of Way

A 40 foot long by 12 foot wide right of way containing approximately 0.1 acres to provide access to private property. Water waiver exempt.

James Sharpe Waterline Existing SUP Reauthorization

Operating, maintaining a water system consisting of 300 ft. of pipeline from an unnamed spring to private property for domestic use. Water Board Waiver N/A.

Jennings Livestock Allotment Special Use Permit Renewal

Intermittent grazing of livestock on an unimproved pasture and a cultivation field. Season of use for the pasture is from April 15 to June 15. Season of grazing use for the field is from September 1 to November 1. NCWQCB Waiver category B

Joe and Karla Ulics Road Access Existing SUP Reauthorization

Operating, maintaining an access road to private property. Water Board Waiver N/A.

Karadunis, Dean Special Use Permit Renewal

Renew special use permit for an existing water transmission line to private property. No new disturbance proposed with the project. NCRWQCB waiver exempt.

M. Brown Special Use Permit Renewal

Renew special use permit for an water transmission line to private property.No new disturbance is proposed with the project. NCRWQCB Waiver exempt.

Mark Wisniski Water Line Existing SUP Reauthorization

Operating, maintaining a water system right of way of min. essential width 4 ft, approx. 2,000 ft. long. Water system consists of a 300 gal. plastic water tank, 2,000 ft. of 2 inch plastic pipeline to private property for domestic use. RWB Waiver N/A

McCollins Late Successional Reserve Habitat Restoration Project

Vegetation treatments designed to enhance late-successional dependent species habitat including but not limited to about 2,000 acres of commercial and noncommercial thinning and mastication. NCWQCB waiver category B.

Meeks Meadow/Ruffey Lake Area Outfitter and Guide Permits

Reauthorize Wilderness Outfitter and Guide Special Use Authorizations

Menne Special Use Permit Amendment

Amendment to a Special Use Permit to remove a water system and reduce the size of the permitted cultivation area from 7.38 acres to 4.95 acres. NCRWQCB waiver exempt.

Noranda Grey Eagle Mines, Inc. Existing SUP Reauthorization

Operating, maintaining a water system consisting of 8,800 feet of 6 inch pipe, a seepage treatment facility, a leach field and 560 feet of 15KV powerline from PP&L service outlet to treatment facilities. Water Board Waiver N/A.

Pacific Power Line 33 Right-of-Way Vegetation Management

Powerline right-of-way clearing of vegetation and hazard trees within a 4 mile long by 100 feet wide corridor.

Recreation Outfitter and Guides Special Use Permits Analysis

Reauthorize Recreation Outfitter and Guide Special Use Authorizations

Scott Bar Fire Station Improvements

Construct new fire engine house and 5-person barracks. Renovate historic residence and convert to on-site administration office. NCRWQCB waiver category A.

Seiad Creek Transportation Management Project

Transportation management actions on National Forest Transportation System Roads.NCRWQCB waiver Category B.

Siskiyou Telephone Company Radio Repeater New Special Use Permit

Construction, operation and maintenance of a radio repeater system near Collins Baldy Lookout. Water Board Waiver N/A.

Southern Oregon University (Jefferson Public Radio) Special Use Permit Renewal

Renew the special use permit for electronic comminication equipment located on Mount Boliver. NCWQCB waiver - exempt.

Stearman Special Use Permit Renewal (Previously listed as "W. Johnson Special Use Permit Renewal")

Renewal of a special use permit to authorize an existing water transmission line to private property. No disturbance proposed. NCRWQCB Waiver exempt.

Sturdevant Water Transmission Pipeline Special Use Permit Renewal

Special use permit renewal to authorize the maintenance and operation of an existing water transmission pipeline. No disturbance proposed. NCWQCB waiver category exempt.

Sturges Road and Water Transmission Pipeline Special Use Permit Renewal

Special use permit authorizing the existing road access and the operation and maintenance of of two existing water systems for irrigation and domestic use. No new disturbance will take place as a result of this renewal. NCRWQCB waiver category exempt

Terri Nixon Water Line and Road Access Existing SUP Reauthorization

Operating, maintaining a water system consisting of 1,500 ft. of buried 4 inch pipeline from an unnamed spring to private property for domestic and irrigation use. Road access to holder private property. Water Board Waiver N/A.

Wooley Water/Road Special Use Permit Renewal

Renewal of a special use permit for a water system of 2,035' of 1/2" buried plastic pipe from an unnamed spring for domestic use and irrigation, as well as maintenance of an existing road. No new disturbance will take place; NCRWQCB waiver exempt

Project Archive

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