Projects

Schedule of Proposed Actions

The Schedule of Proposed Actions is published quarterly to provide notice of current projects in Los Padres National Forest that may require environmental analysis. Project descriptions and contact information are provided so that you can be aware of upcoming activities and gain information on Forest projects. Please contact the person listed for specific information on projects of interest.

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Los Padres 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

Circle V Youth Organization Camp - water system, special use permit renewal

Renewal of expired water system permit - Special Use Permit to include: spring diversion at Hilton Spring, waterline, 2 water storage tanks, water treatment facility and access road to tank and treatment facility.

Monterey County ALERT Flood Warning System

Authorize via special use permit operation, maintenance, and repair of eight existing ALERT flood warning installations. Four of the flood warning system installations are located in the Ventana Wilderness, and four are located outside of wilderness.

Under Analysis

Applications for Permit to Drill (APD's) in the Sespe Oil Field

Carbon California is requesting to drill 8 oil and gas wells at 4 existing well pads, installation of 7,960 feet of new pipeline, a 400 barrel emergency tank, a transfer pump, three pressure vessels, and 2 master headers in the Sespe Oil Field.

DOJ Tower Replacement at Tassajera Peak Communications Site

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) proposes to replace their existing 20' tower with a new 40' tower on an approximately 8' x 8' concrete pad within the existing footprint of the communications site, and enclosed by a new 22' x 28' security fence.

NCW Tower Replacement at Black Mountain Commuications Site

New Cingular Wireless proposes to replace their existing 60' tower with a new 80' tall 3-leg lattice tower. The existing equipment cabinet would be replaced with a new 11'x 25' building, and the existing generator and propane tank would be replaced.

Porter, Pine Canyon and South Fork La Brea Grazing Allotments

Proposal to authorize continued grazing on the Porter, Pine Canyon and South Fork La Brea Allotments.

Reyes Peak Forest Health and Fuels Reduction

In the Reyes Peak Ridge Area, treatments would be completed to reduce surface and ladder fuels, reduce potential fire intensities and make the area more resilient to wildfire for community protection, forest health, and to protect wildlife habitat.

Southern Los Padres Trekking

Outfitter & Guide Special Use Permit proposal to lead day hikes and/or overnight backpack trips on National Forest System Trails located on Ojai Ranger District.

West Cuesta Sustainable Trail Development and Botanical Area Restoration project

Improve resource conditions and protect the Cuesta Botanical Special Interest Area on West Cuesta Ridge by providing sustainable managed recreation activities consistent with Los Padres LMP, to include designating 10 mountain bike trails.

Winchester Canyon Gun Club

Proposal to issue a permit for ongoing operation of exisitng target range. Previously an EA (project #2147) overturned on appeal. Project is in or adjacent to Tequepis IRA.

Analysis Completed

Forest-Wide Invasive Plant Treatment Program

Formerly called the Forest-Wide Noxious Weed Program. The intent of the project is to control targeted invasive plant species throughout the Los Padres National Forest using an integrated treatment approach.

Grizzly Mine Adits Closure

Installation of three bat gates on three adits at the Grizzly mine to prevent human - bat interaction. Project will improve bat habitat and reduce safety risk to visitors.

La Brea Restoration

Restore access opportunity, watershed stability and ecological protection to the N. Fork of La Brea Creek area following damage caused by the 2009 La Brea Fire & subsequent flooding events that resulted in extensive road damage and sediment loading.

Seneca Pipeline Special Use Permits Renewal

Issuance of three new special use permits for a new term to replace three expired special use permits with only administrative changes. There are no changes to the authorized facilities or increase in the scope or intensity of activities.

Cancelled

AT&T California Master Special Use Permit Renewal

AT&T requests to renew & consolidate all existing linear rights-of-way special use authorizations into 1 master permit for a 30-yr. term. Existing facilities are on the Monterey, Santa Lucia, Mt. Pinos & Ojai Districts. One line is in Black Mt. IRA.

DWR Gauge and Road Maintenance

Issuance of a Special Use Permit to the Department of Water Resources for use of a water flow gauge on Piru Creek and the maintenance of the Hardluck Road.

El Dorado Broadcasters, LLC Tower Replacement and Building Upgrade - Cuesta Peak Communications Site

El Dorado Broadcasters, LLC has requested authorization to replace a 55 ft. wooden pole with a 200 ft. self-supporting transmitter tower and upgrade the existing 18x18 ft. concrete block building located at Cuesta Peak Communications Site.

Mt. Manuel Repeater

The purpose of this project is to provide more reliable and accessible Forest Service radio coverage within the Big Sur area by installing a radio repeater vault on Manuel Peak.

PGE Master Distribution Easement

Pacific Gas & Electric application to consolidate and renew 8 existing authorizations for existing distribution facilities for a 50-yr term. All lines are 12 kv and have a total length of 8.2 miles occupying 35 acres. In or adjacent to Tequepas IRA.

PGE Master Special Use Permit

PGE application to renew & consolidate 8 existing use authorizations for existing distribution facilities that generally serve a single facility into a single master permit for a 30-yr term. In or adjacent to Black Mtn., Garcia Mtn, & Fox Mtn. IRA's.

PGE Master Transmission Easement

Pacific Gas & Electric application to consolidate and renew 8 existing authorizations for existing transmission facilities for a 50-yr term. Relisted as CE because preliminary results of resource surveys show no significant effects.

Seneca 2013 Pipeline Relocation Project

Re-issue a SUP for an existing six inch gas pipeline for a new term allowing relocation of a segment of the line and installation of an inspection device launcher on the line.

Tamarisk Beetle Release Pilot Program

In partnership with the NFWF and the UCSB RIVRLab, the proposal is to release the northern tamarisk beetle within a focused segment of the Sespe River to control an invasion of the noxious weed tamarisk, and complete post release monitoring.

Union Pacific Railroad Communication Site Improvements - Tassajera Communications Site

Union Pacific Railroad proposes to remove existing 8'x20' building, replace with a 10'x18' building, fence area, pour four concrete pads: 12'x20', 2'x4', 4'x6', and 3'x8' for building & entrance, generator & propane tank at Tassajera Communications

Zaca and Piru Fire Burn Area Level 3 Trail Maintenance

Trails within the burned areas have been damaged by erosion resultant from the removal of native vegetation by the fires. The purpose of this project is to repair heavily damaged trail sections through reconstruction and rerouting.

Project Archive

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

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