DRAFT - High Lakes OHV Area Task List 11/9/2007 Resource Considerations Implement Projected Priority Year to NEPA Task Type Task Type Description Heritage Hydrology Botany Survey recommended 2009 2010 Dispersed Designate all overnight use sites through sites in the south, Will need hydrology Camping regulation and engineering*. 2 evaluate and consult input. No concerns with SHPO. Development LAC standards and 2008 N/A Dispersed Will need hydrology Camping Travel protocols, for dispersed sites, trails, 3 input. No concerns social setting and user counts. 2009-2010 Concentrate use sites at high use areas Additional survey may Hydrology needs to be N/A Dispersed by designating parking and installing be required at Morris involved, Poff report Camping Travel toilets: Long Lake, Campbell Lake, 1 Lake; survey Mud partially addresses No concerns fishing sites, etc. Lake this concern. Construct a parking/staging/camping 2009 Dispersed Travel area at the nothern entrance: also need 2 2011 No concerns No concerns Camping restrooms, kiosk, information, water source. 2010 2011 Dispersed Develop two backcountry style camps at Will need hydrology Camping Spring Valley Lake. 3 No concerns input. No concerns 2010 2011 Dispersed Develop one backcountry style camp at Will need hydrology Camping Campbell Lake. 3 No concerns input. No concerns 2010 2011 Dispersed Develop one backcountry style camp at Will need hydrology Camping Long Lake. 3 No concerns input. No concerns 2008-2009 Additional survey may Contain and designate sites at Bear N/A Dispersed be required at Morris Will need hydrology Camping Lake, Saddle Lake, Grassy Lake, Morris 1 Lake; survey Mud input. No concerns Lake, and Mud Lake. Lake. 2008 N/A Dispersed Study other areas for possible need of Survey may be Will need hydrology Camping contained use sites. 2 required. input. No concerns Currently flagged Possible Historic route traverses Road alignment, 2009 2011 Develop legal access at north entrance, wetland/high ground Travel 1 heritage survey for No concerns look at new alignment location. water, need to look for new location and completely new route evaluation. in 2008. Complete surveys of southern access FS 24N04 needs a 2008 N/A routes; evaluate closer look for Travel Improve legal access at south end 1 No concerns historic roads & watershed needs at consult with SHPO on Pine Creek crossing. eligibility; protect sites. 2008 N/A Develop regulation for acceptable Travel vehicle widths on trails. 1 Do not upgrade route class (by reducing 2008 N/A Travel difficulty level) except for resource 1 protection. Keep Mud Lake and Saddle Lake closed 2009 2010 Travel to motorized traffic, provide parking area 1 No concerns No concerns for walk-in use. Study and open new technical route for a 2009 2010 Survey proposed Will need hydrology Travel difficult 4X4 experience (consider a loop 3 route; protect sites. input. No concerns trail down to Morris Lake and back). 2008 N/A Barrier/Sign/Patrol closed routes in semi- Travel Signs & Info primitive non-motorized (SPNM) areas. 1 No concerns Complete surveys of historic roads; evaluate historic ongoing Provide input for N/A Perform routine maintenance and routes for NR eligibility Travel surveys on all OHV trails. 1 and consult with maintenance No concerns treatements. SHPO; protect sites adjacent historic roads or crossing roads. Complete surveys, evaluate historic trails 2010 N/A Perform routine maintenance on all Travel popular non-motorized trails. 3 for NR eligibility and No concerns consult with SHPO; protect sites. ongoing ongoing Increase Forest Service staff, signage, N/A Provide ARPA Travel Signs & Info and maps to encourage users to follow 1 information. No concerns all rules and regulations. Pursue long term funding source, N/A Coordination Recreation Enhancement Act (REA) fee 2 & permit system. 2008 N/A Dispersed Impose group size limit that cannot be Travel Camping exceeded without a special use permit. 2 2008 N/A Dispersed Impose group size limit that cannot be Travel Camping exceeded within a special use permit. 2 Review specific sites 2008 N/A Install trail register box at entrance Travel points 2 proposed prior to No concerns installation. Explore opening Mitigate resource damage to open three Complete surveys of yellow section of trail (trail 519 south of the Falls to NF 2009-2010 southern access 519 south of the Falls boundary, trail 616 and trail 614 between 2009 routes; evaluate to allow access to Travel intersection with trail 616 and trail 610) 1 historic roads & Pipejam Lake. No concerns of the four emergency closure areas and consult with SHPO on Explore opening 614 bring these routes into compliance with eligibility; protect sites. and 616. Evaluate California OHV regulations. options 2008. Evaluate the impacts of year round use Evaluate season of use and impose 2010 2011 relative to water Travel seasonal closure and gates where 1 Protect sites quality, collect No concerns appropriate. baseline data spring 2008 and fall 2009. Explore alternate loop route to Long and 2009 2010 Review site specific Evaluate trail location Review site specific Travel Campell Lakes to replace trail adjacent 1 location. in 2008. location to Long Lake Formalize agreements for the adopt-a- 2008 N/A trail program (sign and trail maintenance Develop Heritage Coordination Agreements responsibilites and limitations included in 1 protocols. No concerns individual agreements). 2008 N/A Formalize agreement for the trail patrol Coordination Agreements program 1 Work with volunteers and interested ongoing 2008 N/A Heritage involvement Coordination Agreements other parties in developing management 1 as needed. options. N/A Follow through with volunteer Coordination coordination, support, and meetings. 1 Create sign plan, including sign 2008 N/A Signs & Heritage involvement Information maintenance plan. Trail signs, 1 as needed. No concerns interpretive signs, information signs. Incorporate use of volunteer agreements 2008 N/A Signs & Heritage involvement Information to help with sign maintenance and 1 as needed. information dispersal 2008 N/A Signs & Rate trails as to difficulty and post Information difficulty with logo and disclaimer 2 Provide general ongoing N/A Signs & Develop Kiosks at main entrance points, information on Information or as specified in sign plan 2 No concerns prehistoric and historic use of the area. Construct a two panel board at the 2010 N/A Signs & overlook to Spring Valley Lake that has Information specific information on routes and 3 No concerns camping areas ongoing Develop brochure on N/A Signs & Distribute maps, signs, and brochures at Information entrance points 1 Historic points of interest to visit. ongoing Increase Forest Service presence, N/A Signs & Information particularly recreation Forest Protection 1 Officers and Law Enforcement Officers. Interpret specific Interpret obvious historical sites and heritage sites or 2010 N/A Signs & Information provide information on the history of the 2 features (evaluate and No concerns area consult with SHPO first). Conduct site condition assessments. Prehistoric-- 2010 Signs & Develop Site Steward program for N/A coordinate with 2 Information heritage sites Tribes; Historic-- coordinate with historic groups, OHV clubs etc. Acquire Spring Valley Lake to improve management of the area and relieve easements issues. The use at Spring unknown unknown Valley Lake is one of the highest in the Lands 3 HLOHVA, and it meets our current management direction for pursuing consolidations of isolated inholdings within LNF forest boundaries. ations Recreation Engineering Remarks Funding Source Designate sites 2008 (north), recommend sites (south) for Opportunity for assistance from resource surveys, Volunteers. complete NEPA for Forest Order for enforcement IDT input needed, establish photo points, complete monitoring forms for each site, collect baseliine data. Opportunity for assistance from Volunteers. Will need engineer survey, design and plans. Permanent access Day use parking, overflow Will need engineer needs to be Apply for camping, need a site that is survey, design and completed prior to grants in more pleasing for camping/day plans. developing the site. 2010. use. May be contingent on acquisition of parcel. Would need to address sanitation and fire rings. Initial access point needs to be parking Coordinate PNF, Plumas area for off-loading County, Butte County, SPI. Locate alignment in Apply for quads, parking larger Opportunity for assistance from 2008. grants for vehicles and ample Volunteers to find suitable trail trail parking for day use by location. construction hikers, etc. in 2010. Would provide another viable loop Access exists but towards hwy 70, need needs road to confirm county road maintenance for access for legal safety and watershed access, mitigate on outside of OHV impacts to adjacent area 24N04. private land owners (signing, etc) Check standards for Rubicon Trail, be Look to trails consistent with other handbook for forests, may vary by standards. trail route class. Re-establish a closed trail to Safety create a loop, adjacent Considerations. Will landowner cabin may be need engineer survey, available for FS patrol design and plans. overnight use. Opportunity for assistance from Volunteers. Opportunity for assistance from Volunteers. Will need engineering Establish routine maintenance input for standard standards, for trails that are maintenance and are not eligible for historic procedures by trail register. class. Opportunity for assistance from Volunteers. Develop reliable funding source Determined based on LAC and max capacity for campsites. Determined based on LAC and max capacity for campsites. This would be a resource for other users to see where Opportunity for assistance from people are on a given Volunteers. day and disperse to other locations. Recreation, hydrology, engineering need to assess needs 2008 and determine best solution. Resource surveys for heritage/botany/wildlife following preliminary location (2008/2009). Communication plan needed for daily operations, dispatch, law enforcement and emergencies. Need engingeering Opportunity for assistance from input for sign Volunteers. standards. Opportunity for assistance from Volunteers. Opportunity for assistance from Volunteers. Opportunity for assistance from Volunteers. Continue to request funding from OHMVR Opportunity for assistance from Volunteers.
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