Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

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- Chippewa National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Chippewa National Forest, Blackduck Ranger District
- Chippewa National Forest, Deer River Ranger District
- Chippewa National Forest, Walker Ranger District


Chippewa National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest) R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Highway 2 Corridor Improvement Project
EA
- Special use management
- Road management
Analysis Completed Expected: 08/2014
Actual: 08/25/2014
09/2014 Christine Brown
218-335-8661
christinembrown@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct 3 passing lanes, several turn lanes, and thin stands on south side of Highway 2 from Cass Lake to Ball Club to improve safety conditions. FS to issue easement along Hwy 2 corridor to MnDOT.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43371
Location: UNIT - Chippewa National Forest All Units. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Beltrami, Cass, Itasca. LEGAL - Not Applicable Highway 2 between Cass Lake and Deer River. Project is within Leech Lake Reservation.
Chippewa National Forest, Blackduck Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Ash Diversification and Collaboration Project
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 04/2015 11/2015 Gary Swanson
218-335-8652
ghswanson@fs.fed.us
Description: The primary activity is harvesting and planting other tree species in lowland black ash stands to improve species diversity in anticipation of potential mortality by emerald ash borer.
Location: UNIT - Blackduck Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cass, Itasca. LEGAL - Not Applicable 9 stands on National Forest on Deer River and Walker Ranger Districts
Knutson Dam Improvement Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Comment Period
04/25/2014
Expected: 11/2014 11/2015 Eric Raitanen
218-246-3475
ericraitanen@fs.fed.us
Description: Project focuses on structural maintenance needs of current dam structure in order to prevent possible structural failure. Improvements would allow for passage of aquatic organisms. Project is within LLBO Reservation.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39573
Location: UNIT - Blackduck Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cass. LEGAL - Not Applicable Dam in located on the Mississippi River at the outlet of Cass Lake.
Rabideau CCC Camp Management
EA
- Special use management
- Facility management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Comment Period
07/26/2013
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Deborah Overton
218-547-5125
doverton@fs.fed.us
Description: Updates to the use and management of the CCC camp, including seasons of use, maintained buildings, and non-structural land uses.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33624
Location: UNIT - Blackduck Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Beltrami. LEGAL - T148N R31N Sections 12 and 13, T148N R30W Section 18 One-half mile west of County State Aid Highway 39 and 6 miles south of Blackduck, MN, in Beltrami County (legal description: T148N, R31N, sections12, 13; T148N, R30W, section 18.
Chippewa National Forest, Deer River Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bear Brook Impoundment Restoration Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
06/05/2014
Expected: 09/2014 09/2014 Eric Raitanen
218-246-3475
ericraitanen@fs.fed.us
Description: This project aims to restore natural hydrology, prevent sedimentation, and allow aquatic organism passage(AOP) by removing a failing water fowl impoundment.The forest service will propose to replace the impoundment with an AOP culvert.
Location: UNIT - Deer River Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cass. LEGAL - T144N R 27 W Sec 15 This project is within the LLBO reservation boundary. Water fowl impoundment on Bear Brook at forest road 2171
Laurentian Vegetation Managment Project
EA
- Forest products In Progress
Scoping Start
12/10/2013
Est. Comment Period
10/2014
Expected: 12/2014 05/2015 Barb Knight
218-246-2362
bknight@fs.fed.us
Description: This purpose of the project is to move toward achieving Landscape Ecosystem vegetation objectives, and restoring conditions more prepresentative of native vegetation communities. Outside the LLBO reservation boundary
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43639
Location: UNIT - Deer River Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Itasca. LEGAL - T57N R25-26W; T58N R25-27W; T59N R26W; T60N R 26-27 W; and T149N R 25-26W This project area is located in the eastern part of the Deer River District on the Chippewa National Forest.
Marcell Snowmobile Re-Route
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/20/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Barb Knight
218-246-2362
bknight@fs.fed.us
Description: This reroute would move a section of the Marcell snowmobile trail to avoid a parcel of private property where the landowner is no longer willing to allow transit across. This re-route is totally off the LLBO reservation boundary.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45089
Location: UNIT - Deer River Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Itasca. LEGAL - T59N R26W Sections 20 & 21 A section of the Marcell Snowmobile trail that is north of Hwy 38 and south of Marcell.
McCall FR2520 Road Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/26/2014
Expected: 07/2014 07/2014 Laura Underhill
218-246-3455
laurabunderhill@fs.fed.us
Description: Application to use and maintain existing Forest Road 2520 to access private residence located T148N R26W Sec15, Itasca County, Chippewa National Forest.FR2520 is currently closed to motorized vehicles,replacing the berm blocking the road with a gate.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44818
Location: UNIT - Deer River Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Itasca. LEGAL - 5th Principal Meridian, T. 148 N., R. 26 W., Sec. 15 The project is located on Forest Road 2520 Chippewa National Forest.Located within the Leech Lake Reservation administrative boundary.
Chippewa National Forest, Walker Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Shingobee Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/11/2014
Est. Comment Period
10/2014
Expected: 07/2015 06/2017 Deborah Overton
218-547-5125
doverton@fs.fed.us
Description: Vegetation management 3,203 acres with volume 44,756 CCF; wildlife habitat (up to 16 openings), riparian management (150 acres)
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44591
Location: UNIT - Walker Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cass. LEGAL - The Project encompasses all or portions of the following townships: T. 141 N. R. 30 W., T. 141 N. R. 31 W., T. 142 N. R.30 W., T. 142 N. R. 31 W., T. 143 N. R. 30 W., T. 143 N. R. 31 W., T. 144 N. R. 30 W. and T. 144 N. R. 31.W. Project area is west-southwest area of the Chippewa National Forest, includes Oak Point and Stony Point on Leech Lake and the area west of Highway 371 in the vicinity of Walker, MN.
Soo Line Trail FSR 3036 Reroute Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/13/2014
Expected: 12/2014 04/2015 David Morley
218-547-5122
damorley@fs.fed.us
Description: Reconstruct FSR3036 (now open to all vehicles) to accommodate the range of motorized uses currently on the Soo Line Trail; scarify old trail bed, then seed with native grasses and forbs; install signs; close decommissioned access points (boulders).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43196
Location: UNIT - Walker Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cass. LEGAL - Not Applicable Within LLBO Reservation boundary, roughly 3.5 miles southwest of Bena, MN. Begins near FSR 2126 and extends northwesterly to intersection with FSR 3036.
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