Projects

As part of carrying out the mission of the Forest Service, agency planners and resource specialists develop environmental analyses and other documentation, pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and agency direction.

Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

The Sequoia National Forest publishes a Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA) four times a year, in January, April, July, and October. It contains a list of proposed actions that will soon begin or are currently undergoing environmental analysis and documentation. It provides project, status, and contact information for individual projects in the forest, so that you can become aware of and indicate your interest in specific proposals. We encourage your early and ongoing involvement in any proposals of interest to you.View Sequoia National Forest SOPA reports in PDF or HTML formats on the Sequoia page of the SOPA website.

Navigate directly to any other State, Forest, Grassland, Scenic Area, Recreation Area, or Tallgrass Prairie SOPA page using this link.

Environmental Appeal Responses

An appeal is a request to an agency higher authority for review of an environmental decision. The public's rights and responsibilities for filing an appeal are defined in specific appeal regulations. Usually, all administrative processes must be exhausted before a person can bring a court action (litigation) associated with an environmental decision.

To see the outcome of appeals and objections to Forest Service decisions, go to Appeal Responses for the Sequoia NF.

Pre-Decisional Objection Responses

An opportunity for administrative review of unresolved public concerns over a proposed decision, termed an objection process, is available for certain forest plan amendments and revisions, and for hazardous fuel reduction projects authorized by the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 (HFRA). In such instances, individuals or organizations may file written objections after an environmental analysis document is completed and before a decision document has been signed. This link provides access to objection responses for the Sequoia NF.

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

A Citizen's Guide to NEPA is a useful resource for those that are not familiar with the NEPA process.  Go here to see this guide and learn more about NEPA.

Sequoia National Forest Project Spotlights

ESHOM ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION

Improve forest health & wildlife habitat in high intensity drought/insect-kill area using mastication, biomass removal, prescribed burning, road decommissioning & reforestation in Eshom and Dry creek drainages. Reduces fuels near private property.

All Current and Recent Projects

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Under Analysis

BALCH PARK PACK STATION

Authorizing a 10 year outfitting and guiding special use permit for Balch Park Pack Station for horse back related/riding activities on trails, campsites within the Golden Trout Wilderness area on the Western Divide RD, Sequoia NF.

LAVA BUTTE CAMPGROUND

Construct a new campground with a mix of campsite types (e.g., tent, RV, family groups up to 20 people, yurts) consisting of a vehicle parking area and a camping area that will accommodate a picnic table, fire ring, bear box, and a tent pad.

Sequoia and Sierra National Forests Land Management Plans Revision

The Sequoia and Sierra National Forests propose to revise their land management plans as guided by the 2012 Planning Rule

Analysis Completed

BLACKROCK HAZARD TREE REMOVAL PROJECT

Removal of hazard trees posing a hazard to two primary roads (22S05 and 21S03), an administrative site (Blackrock Station), and a developed recreation site (Blackrock Trailhead).

BRECKENRIDGE COMMUNICATIONS SITES TREE REMOVAL PROJECT

Remove up to 100 trees causing signal interference at the Breckenridge Communication Sites.

FISH CREEK AQUATIC ORGANISM PASSAGE RESTORATION

Replace undersized culvert along Sherman Pass Road at Fish Creek

KERN RIVER WHITEWATER BOATING ACCESS IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

Improve river access on the Upper Kern River at Road's End & Camp 3, and add permanent vault toilets at Riverkern Beach, Camp 3, Thunderbird, Road's End, and Willow Point. Improve river access on Lower Kern River, at Democrat Raft Take-Out.

LUCAS CREEK PROJECT

Remove dead and dying trees near homes and roads, reduce fuels buildup

MONTECITO LAKE AND STONY CREEK RESORTS UPGRADES

Reconstruct & construct buildings and other infrastructure such as waterlines within the permitted areas for both Stony Creek and Montecito Lake resorts to improve function and visitor services.

NEW TOILET BUILDING INSTALLATION PROJECT

Replace existing portable toilets with new vault toilet buildings and/or install new vaults where no permanent toilet facility currently exists.

REVISION 1 to REVISED ICE TIMBER SALE and FUELS REDUCTION PROJECT

Greenhorn Mountains fuels reduction project within the Greenhorn East and West compartments, including the Tillie Creek, French Gulch, and Cedar Creek watersheds. The Injunction on this project was Vacated on 8/24/2011.

ROUGH PLANTATION RESTORATION AND MAINTENANCE

Improve forest health and reduce fuels in existing plantations, damaged by fire, drought & insects. Restore native species mix & maintain/promote old forest habitat components while reducing safety hazards on roads.

SIRRETTA ROAD BLOWDOWN SALVAGE

The project would provide ecological restoration by reducing fuels loading through removal of dead or damaged trees and by prescribed burning. It would also remove hazard trees from public roadways In the Sirretta Road/Sherman Pass area

SUMMIT HEALTHY FOREST PROJECT

Increase forest stand resiliency to insects and disease by thinning trees on approximately 1,100 acres within the wildland urban interface (WUI) surrounding Alta Sierra.

TAYLOR/LONG GRAZING PROJECT

Proposal to reauthorize an existing grazing permit for the Taylor/Long Allotment located on the Kern Plateau.

TRAVEL MANAGEMENT

Designate a system of routes available to motorized vehicles in portions of the Kern River Ranger District and Western Divide Ranger District outside of the Giant Sequoia National Monument.

UPPER KERN CANYON LEGACY ROADS PROJECT

Project would implement both road maintenance & site rehabilitation work identified within nine dispersed recreation areas located in the Upper Kern Canyon. All nine site accommodate both day use and overnight camping.

UPPER TAYLOR MEADOW GULLY REPAIR PROJECT

Install erosion control in a gully of Taylor Meadow

VISTA FIRE RESTORATION PROJECT

Salvage of 130 acres of fire and insect killed trees, with less than 0.5 miles of temporary road construction. Approximately 145 acres will be planted. Retain snag retention corridor consisting of 68 acres. (See "other project information" below.)

WEST KERN PLATEAU FUELS MANAGEMENT PROJECT

Fuels management project on the Kern Plateau - Strategically Placed Area Treatment (SPLAT).

On Hold

80's MINING PLAN OF OPERATIONS

Placer mining operations for the exploration and extraction of gold from the stream channel in Greenhorn Creek and maintenance of the access roads.

BLACK MOUNTAIN GROVE ROAD DECOMMISSIONING

This project will consider decommissioning several roads/segments in the Black Mtn giant sequoia grove

CARVER (Stanley) ROCKHOUSE BASIN ROAD SPECIAL USE PERMIT

FLPMA road special use permit (SUP) to be reissued for 10 years, with no changes and no ground disturbing activities.

GILBERT DITCH ASSOCIATION

Operation and maintenance of a water irrigation ditch

KENNY CARVER WATER TRANSMISSION LINE

Maintenance & operation of a water transmission line (less than 12 inches diameter) and enclosure with reservoir covering 0.04 acres

PIUTE MOUNTAINS TRAVEL MANAGEMENT

A collaborative process to develop a travel management plan for the Piute Mountains area.

SIRRETTA PEAK TRAIL

Analysis of OHV trail as per the Sequoia Land Management Plan Mediated Settlement Agreement. Revised DEIS published August 2002.

Cancelled

PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC TULE RIVER VEGETATION MANAGEMENT PROJECT

This project is a maintenance program involving the use of herbicides to control vegetation around hydropower facilities, access roads and trails.

STONY CREEK LODGE EXPANSION PROJECT (ASILOMAR MGMT COMPANY)

Expand lodging facilities to 45 rooms at the Stony Creek Lodge, on Generals Highway.

SURVIVAL TRAINING SCHOOLS OF CALIFORNIA

Issuance of a one year outfitter guide special use permit-- teaching a hybrid of Native American traditions & contemporary backpacking/wilderness survival skills.

WISHON TREE MORTALITY RESPONSE AND FUEL REDUCTION PROJECT

Reduce fuels in and around the Wishon Campground, around Doyle Springs and Sequoia Crest communities, along FR 20S03, and within the Alder Creek Grove. All proposed activities are on Forest Service land.

Project Archive

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



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