The project area is located just outside the existing Howard Forest Helitack facility on newly acquired land (29 acres). The project consists of the construction of a new 60 ft x 60 ft secondary helipad approximately 80 feet to the south of the existing pad to accommodate the larger new Sikorsky S-70i Firehawk. Approximately, 0-3600 cubic feet of soil will be graded. Additional temporary ground disturbance will occur on approximately 15 feet around the perimeter of the secondary helicopter pad from construction equipment. The new surface will be graded, compacted, and rocked prior to installing the new concrete helicopter pad. Work will consist of the redistribution of graded soils and approximately two feet of engineered soil fill, 7,200 cubic feet, to expand the newly leveled area. A small access road, between 50-75 feet in length and 12 feet wide will be constructed to aid in the transportation of fill and concrete. The expansion area is located adjacent to old Highway 101, a skid trail, and a ranch road, all of which had been previously shaped and graded for vehicle use. Construction of the new secondary helicopter pad and access road will involve the use of heavy equipment such as an excavator, bulldozer, skid steer, fork lift, 10 wheel-dump truck, 10-yard concrete mixer truck, smooth drum roller, and sheepfoot roller. Construction of the secondary helicopter pad is expected to take approximately 3-4 weeks.