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Plumas National Forest has a variety of projects on going. Please view the Forest Projects list below for more information.

Plumas 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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Under Analysis

Aurora Rose Mining Project

Excavation of mineralized rock vein using hand tools such as shovels, picks, hand operated drills. Road repairs to .3 miles of 4WD access road including filling in holes and brushing with loppers. Long term camping at the claim while mining.

Beckwourth Peak Recreation Project

Objectives are to provide access to Beckwourth Peak area and to provide alternative recreation activities to relieve congestion in heavily-used areas. Propose construction of approximately 20 miles of non-motorized trails around Beckwourth Peak.

Feather Falls National Scenic Trail Repairs

Project proposes to repair the trail, overlook, parking lot, and access road as well as replacing restroom, improve campground, and replace water system at adjacent trailhead and campground.

Franks Valley Forest Health Project

Improve forest health, wildlife habitat, Baker Cypress habitat and reduce fire risk around seasonal residences in Frank's Valley.

FRRD Abandoned Mine Closures - 2018

These abandoned mines currently pose a safety and health risk to the public. There are five open adits. Underground, unstable rock, rotting timbers, rusting metal, bad air, low oxygen levels, deep water, and other unknown hazards may exist.

Haskell Forest Health Project

Improve forest health and enhance resistance to insect and disease attacks. Proposed activities may include: mechanical thinning, hand thinning, grapple piling, pile burning, underburning, and decommissioning of non-system roads.

Hughes Wetland Development and Maintenance

Propose to protect, maintain and enhance existing habitat conditions and provide additional breeding habitat for the California red-legged frog by constructing ponds, remove invasive species, and other activities in designated critical habitat.

Mammoth Base Area Land Exchange

Exchange of approximately 35.6 acres of National Forest System land, currently under special use authorization to Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, located near the Main Lodge north of Highway 203 for approximately 1296.7 acres of private land in California

Mooreville Ridge Insect and Disease Resilience Project

Reduce the risk of insect and disease-caused tree mortality through mechanical thinning. Fuels deduction and maintenance would be accomplished with mastication and prescribed burning. Residual stands will be more open, increasing resources for trees.

Plumas National Forest Over-Snow Vehicle (OSV) Use Designation

Designate over-snow vehicle (OSV) use on National Forest System roads and trails and areas on National Forest System lands as allowed, restricted, or prohibited. Identify trails for snow grooming for OSV use would be conducted.

Soper Wheeler Silver Creek Pipeline Replacement Project

The proposed project includes the replacement of the existing plastic and metal pipe with new high-density polyethylene (HDPE) 14-20 diameter pipe for a total length of 5,405 feet

Thompson Meadow Restoration Project

To restore historic floodplain function and the historic meadow water table elevation along a 0.6 mile reach of Thompson Creek, a tributary to McReynolds Creek, which flows to Red Clover Creek.

Analysis Completed

Big Pan Mining Plan of Operations

Continued placer mining operation, using gold pans and sluice box. Long term occupancy. Non-system road with gate.

Gibsonville Healthy Forest Restoration Project

Using a variety of vegetation treatments including sale of merchantable timber and biomass to reduce risk of catastrophic wildfire, release aspen, restore meadows and other wetlands, and to restore and protect the historic Gibsonville townsite.

Lakes Basin Project

Improve forest health and reduce hazards around recreation sites. Activities include mechanical thinning, grapple piling, mastication, hand thinning and underburning.

Moonlight Fire Area Restoration Project

The project would restore the 2007 Moonlight Fire burned area by: reducing the post-fire effects to vegetation, watersheds, and recreation and enhancing resiliency to future fires, droughts, insect and disease infestations, and climate change.

Moonlight Fire Invasive Plant Treatment Project

Integrated pest management of up to 500 acres of invasive plant infested areas per year, using herbicides on up to 250 acres per year.

Partner Mining Exploration Project

Excavation of 20' x 20' pit within the river channel. Processing of material through a power sluice. Larger boulders would be moved out of the river with a derrick and choker system. Duration of the plan would be 3 years.

Ramelli Ranch Well

Installation of a well on the Ramelli Ranch allotment to modify dispersal of animals.

Royal Rush Placer

Panning and sluicing within Rush Creek. Clearing, repair and maintenance of one mile of Forest Service system road to access the claim and camp area. Camping at the claim while mining.

Storrie and Rich Fire Area Watershed Improvement and Forest Road 26N67 Re-alignment Project

We are proposing road realignment of Forest Road 26N67 and road decommissioning to reduce sedimentation of streams that resulted from changed hydrological conditions following the Storrie, Rich, and Chips Fires.


Beckwourth-Crocker Multi-Purpose Trails Project

Develop a multi-purpose (hiking, biking, OHVs, equestrian) trail connecting the Crocker Campground with Red Clover Valley. Establish a staging area at the intersection of Forest Highway 177 and Forest Road 24N23.

Challenge - Community Protection Wildfire Resilience Project

This HFRA wildfire resilience project is designed to treat the wildland urban interface (WUI)around the communities of Challenge and Woodleaf, California; enhance firefighter safety; remove hazardous trees along roads; improve forest health.

Lakes Basin Trails

This project will add trails to the system within the Lakes Basin Recreation Area.

Ramelli and Hall Allotments

The Ramelli and Hall range allotments are currently vacant. The project proposes to allow them to be utilized as a swing allotment.

Regular Baptist Camp Waterlines Special Use

Authorize holder to operate, maintain, and upgrade existing waterlines across NFS lands to adjoining private camp through issuance of a 20 year Special Use permit.

Union Hill Hazardous Fuels and Ecological Restoration Project

Project cancelled due to issues with the planning process to date. See letter attached to this record.

Project Archive

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

Maps / Resources

  • Over Snow Vehicle use Designation
    Designate over-snow vehicle (OSV) use on National Forest System roads and trails and areas on National Forest System lands as allowed, restricted, or prohibited. Identify trails for snow grooming for OSV use would be conducted.
  • Schedule of Proposed Actions
    The current SOPA Report contains a list of proposed actions that will begin or are currently undergoing environmental analysis and documentation.
  • Resources Advisory Committee
    The Secure Rural School and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 (SRS) (PL 106-393) was enacted to provide transitional assistance to rural counties affected by the decline in revenue from timber harvests on federal lands.
  • Storrie Fire Restoration Project
    The Storrie Fire Restoration Project project mission is to restore the forest structure, natural resources, and recreational/scenic values impacted in the Storrie Fire area. Both the Lassen and Plumas National Forests have embraced the challenge of restoring the forest area affected by the fire. A 10-year Restoration Plan for the fire area has been developed as a collaborative effort between the two forests and community partners
  • OHV Route Designation - Travel Management
    Over the next 2-3 years, all national forests in California will designate a system of roads and trails for motorized OHV use that will enhance quality recreation opportunities, promote public safety and protect natural resources.