Projects

Four times a year, the Mendocino National Forest publishes a quarterly Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA) which provides project information, status, and contacts.

 

 

Mendocino National Forest Current and Recent Projects

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Developing Proposal

Ranch Fire Broom Treatment

Foliar application of herbicide to the invasive broom species in specific locations within the area of the 2018 Ranch Fire on the Mendocino National Forest.

Under Analysis

Mendocino Prescribed Fire and Fuels Management Strategy

The project would use prescribed fire and manual treatments to reduce fuel loads and mitigate future impacts of wildfire across National Forest System lands within the Mendocino National Forest, but outside of designated wilderness areas.

North Shore Restoration Project

The purpose of the project is to restore and reforest acres of burned area as a result of the 2018 Ranch Fire.

Plaskett-Keller August Complex Phase 1

This project proposes removal of fire-killed and fire-injured trees to mitigate hazards posed by dead and dying trees, for recovery of economic value of fire-impacted timber, and for managing forest fuels.

Region 5 Post-Disturbance Hazardous Tree Management Project

Hazard tree felling and removal is proposed to reduce public safety hazards along portions of certain roads, trails and facilities within ten national forests. We expect to complete three zone-level analyses and ten decisions.

Analysis Completed

Benmore Trail Realignment

Reroute ~100 feet of foot trail out of drainage to reduce erosion

Middle Creek Toilet Conversion

Decommission vault toilet and convert to double campsite

Plaskett Meadows Water System Repair

Repair the existing water system for the Plaskett Meadows Campground

Wells Cabin Picnic Table Pad Installation

Construct 25 picnic table pads in the Wells Cabin campground to support concrete picnic tables.

On Hold

Green Flat Salvage Project

Salvage timber harvest within the footprint of the 2018 Ranch Fire, in the vicinity of Green Flat Camp.

Pine Mountain LSR Habitat Protection and Enhancement

Thinninig and fuels treatments to protect the Late Successional Reserve from wildfires and to enhance the development/maintenance of late successional habitat (The project was formerly titled Pine Mountain LSR Fuels Reduction).

Salt Forest Health Improvement Project

Forest health and restoration treatment that reduces the risk/extent of insect/disease infestations, increase the resistance and resilience of stands to current and future infestations/epidemics.

Summit Restoration Project

Restoration activities within the footprint of the 2018 Ranch Fire, in the Middle Fork Stony Creek watershed. Activities may include salvage timber harvest, fuels management, site preparation, and plantings.

Cancelled

Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument

Management plan development for a designated area

Green Flat Restoration Project

Restoration activities within the footprint of the 2018 Ranch Fire. Activities likely will include salvage timber harvest, fuels management, site preparation, and plantings.

Grizzly Flat Campground Improvement

Install 2 fire rings and several picnic tables

Hughes Family Road Use Permit

Issue a road use permit for ingress/egress to private property for non commercial purposes on road 23N95.

Little Round Mountain Special Use Permit - Weaver Property

Issue a special use permit in order for private land owner to access private property. This private land owner will utilize a non-system road from the junction of FS 19N55 to private property. All applicable BMPs and road specs. will be utilized.

South Ridge Understory Burn

Understory burning if forest vegetation to reduce fuel hazard and risk of stand-replacing fire.

Project Archive

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



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