The Modoc National Forest is involved in dozens of activities every year.

The Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA), published quarterly, makes it easier for you to keep track of and participate in our planning efforts. It lists all the projects we will be working on in the coming months. There is a contact person listed for each project that you can get in touch with for additional information.

Modoc National Forest Current and Recent Projects

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Under Analysis

Lassen Creek Grazing Environmental Analysis

The purpose of the Lassen Creek Allotment Environmental Analysis is to revise and implement an Allotment Management Plan (including range improvements) and to issue a term grazing permit on the existing 24,020-acre grazing allotment.

Medicine Lake Caldera Vegetation Treatment Project

Proposed vegetation treatments would reduce density and add diversity to lodgepole pine stands to deter mountain pine beetle infestation and meet forest health and fuels objectives.

Mowitz Prescribed Burn

The forest proposes to reintroduce fire using conventional prescribed burn techniques and tools on approximately 21,000 acres.

Analysis Completed

Cove Fire Salvage

Fire salvage of dead and dying trees on approximately 2000 acres. Removal of roadside hazard trees along access routes.

Devil's Garden Wild Horse Short-Term Holding Facility

The Modoc National Forest is proposing to construct, operate, and maintain a short-term wild horse holding facility.

Lassen 15 Restoration Project

Landscape level analysis to address timber, fuel, roads, range, watershed, and wildlife habitat issues.

On Hold

Timbered Mountain Allotment Project

The purpose of this project is to re-issue a grazing permit,to construct new fence and stock tanks, and to enhance sagebrush-steppe habitats through juniper thinning.


Avanzino Range Allotment Management

The project is to authorize continued grazing on the Avanzino allotment. Improve management by constructing eleven miles of fence to meet our objectives.

Geothermal Leasing in Western States - Lake City KGRA

Lease-specific analysis in determining whether NFS lands within the Lake City KGRA are appropriate for geothermal leasing under FS/BLM policies and regulations. Appended to PEIS for geothermal leasing.

Westlake Star-thistle Treatment Project

Eliminate yellow star-thistle on approximately 20 acres using combination of treatments.

Project Archive

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