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Schedule of Proposed Actions

The Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA) informs people of environmental analyses currently in progress or recently completed on the Forest pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act.

SOPA Mailing List

The SOPA contains a list of projects that will begin or are currently undergoing environmental analysis under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The SOPA is updated at least quarterly and is intended to provide early informal notice of projects so that you have the opportunity to become involved in the planning process. The list of projects on the SOPA includes a brief project description, pertinent timelines, and a contact person. Joining this mailing list will result in automatic notifications of the quarterly SOPA report for the Stanislaus National Forest. This mailing list is specific to environmental planning under NEPA.

Stanislaus National Forest Current and Recent Projects

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Developing Proposal

Social and Ecological Resilience Across the Landscape (SERAL)

Conduct vegetation management in strategic locations to reduce fuels and shift forest structure and composition towards a range of natural conditions (natural range of variation) where ecological processes and adaptive capacity can evolve together.

Under Analysis

Clark Fork Corral Replacement

Replace and relocate the Clark Fork allotment corral. Corral footprint will be approximately 200 x 150 feet. Minor road improvements on road 7N30Y may be needed to accommodate cattle truck access.

Prather / Medusa Forest Resilience Project

Reduce wildfire risk, promote forest health, and protect resource values.

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

The Stanislaus National Forest is evaluating its existing management of oversnow vehicle (OSV) use. The goal of this project is to designate system roads, trails and areas where OSV use will be allowed or prohibited.

Analysis Completed

Amendment of the LRMP Pertaining to Lands Donated by PG&E CE

Amend LRMP to recognize the 2 parcels of lands donated from PG&E, totaling approximately 678.2 acres are being donated to provide permanent protection of the natural resources.

Black Springs Campground

Campground improvements converting existing use area to a developed recreation site.

Cedar Ridge Fuels Reduction Project

Thin fuels to create defensible fuels profile. Landscape, fuelbreak and disconnected NFS parcels will be treated to compliment existing work on NFS and private lands.


Salvage up to 250 acres of fire damaged timber, hazard tree mitigation along up to 14 miles of road, range fence repair & hazard tree mitigation, define & delineate spur roads off Fence Creek Road per Motor Vehicle Use Map.

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

Mattley Meadow Restoration Project.

Improve meadow hydrologic function and habitat by filling-in gullies using onsite materials and re-routing a segment of motorized trail around a meadow.

Mountain Tunnel Improvement Special Use Authorization

Issuance of a Special Use Permit (SUP) authorizing temporary construction activities including road reconstruction, staging area use and maintenance, and use of National Forest System roads to access and maintain Mountain Tunnel facilities.

NDRC Fuel Breaks

The project would reduce ladder fuels and establish seven 300-foot-wide shaded fuel breaks totaling 22 linear miles (approximately 1,800 acres). Most of the areas proposed for treatment would expand existing fuel breaks.

North Merced Prescribed Burn

Prescribed burning on up to 12,000 acres to reduce fuels and increase the resiliency and quality of wildlife habitat.

Sierra Nevada Adaptive Management Experiment on the Stanislaus National Forest

Complete research study in the Stanislaus-Tuolumne Experimental Forest to evaluate tree adaptations to climate change.

On Hold

Candy Rock Quarry Management

Issue a permanent Forest Order with limitations on recreational target shooting at the Candy Rock Quarry.

Cow Creek Water System Access

Issue permit to construct 0.15 mile of road to access well and pump for Cow Creek Recreation Residence Tract Association.

Pinecrest Campgrounds

Improvements at Pinecrest and Meadowview Campgrounds including rehabilitation of the adjacent Shadow of the Me-Wuk Trail and a forest plan amendment addressing use of an adjacent parking lot.

Pinecrest Lake Resort Manager's Residence Permit Reissue

Reissue permit for occupancy and maintenance of a manager's residence on lot 107 in the Pinecrest Recreation Residence Tract.


Issue Easement for Exchecker-Yosemite 70Kv Transmission Line and Indian Flat Substation

Issue an Easement for approximately 10.4 miles of the Exchecker-Yosemite 70Kv Transmission Line located on the Sierra and Stanislaus National Forests, and the Indian Flat Substation located in the Merced River Canyon in Mariposa County, California.

Project Archive

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

Project Information

  • Appeals OffSite Link

    An appeal is a request to an agency higher authority for review of an environmental decision.

  • Objections OffSite Link

    Objections are written documents submitted by an individual or organization seeking a pre-decisional administrative review of a proposed hazardous fuel reduction project authorized by the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003.