Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.

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- Chippewa National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Chippewa National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- 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
Enbridge Permit Reauthorization
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2017
Expected: 10/2017 12/2017 Christine Brown
218-335-8661
christinembrown@fs.fed.us
Description: New term permit authorization of Enbridge Pipeline Permit CAL401902 which expires 12/31/17.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50183
Location: UNIT - Chippewa National Forest All Units. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cass, Itasca. LEGAL - Not Applicable Crosses through the middle of the Forest; generally parallel to Hwy 2. On the Leech Lake Reservation.
Site Preparation and Regeneration Activities
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) On Hold N/A N/A Rosemary Johnson
218-547-1044 x 128
rrjohnson@fs.fed.us
Description: Site preparation and/or planting/seeding of stands salvage harvested after a 2012 wind storm.
Location: UNIT - Chippewa National Forest All Units. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Beltrami, Cass, Itasca. LEGAL - Not Applicable Stands are primarily on the Blackduck district but also includes stands on the Walker and Deer River Districts. Stands are within the Leech Lake Reservation.
Chippewa National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide) R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Noma Vegetation Management Project
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Watershed management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/08/2016
Est. Comment Period
03/2017
Expected: 06/2017 07/2017 David Morley
218-547-5122
damorley@fs.fed.us
Description: Management of: vegetation composition/age class through harvest, site prep, planting; wildlife/pollinator habitats through diversity planting, seeding; riparian/wetland through harvest, diversity planting; forest system roads.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48011
Location: UNIT - Blackduck Ranger District, Deer River Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Itasca. LEGAL - T149N R25-27W and T150N R 25 -27W Northeastern portion of Blackduck District and extends into northwestern part of Deer River district. Project area lies between Big Fork and Dora Lake. Project is outside Leech Lake Reservation.
Chippewa National Forest, Blackduck Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Dixon Lake road permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/01/2016
Expected: 11/2016 11/2016 Laura Underhill
218-246-3455
laurabunderhill@fs.fed.us
Description: Road permit to use and maintain FR2171, FR2384 and FR2794
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49994
Location: UNIT - Blackduck Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Beltrami. LEGAL - 5th PM, T147N, R28W, S6, S7, S8, S17, S20, S29 Fishermans Road from Dixon Lake Resort to Third River Flowage on Lake Winnie
Lydick Brook East Wildlife Habitat Improvement Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
07/01/2016
Expected: 02/2017 02/2017 Cory Mlodik
218-835-3119
corymlodik@fs.fed.us
Description: Increase stand heterogeneity and complexity that is associated with older age red pine forests within a Large Upland Mature Patch. The project area consists almost entirely of 50 year old red pine plantations. Prescribe burn & commercial harvest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49190
Location: UNIT - Blackduck Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cass. LEGAL - T. 145 N. R. 29 W., Sections 4, 5, and 9 and T. 146 N. R. 29 W., Section 33. The project area is south of the Mississippi River and east of Lydick Brook on the Blackduck Ranger District, Cass County, Minnesota. The entire project area is within the boundary of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Reservation.
Lydick Oak Habitat Improvement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2017
Expected: 10/2017 11/2017 Cory Mlodik
307-276-5808
corymlodik@fs.fed.us
Description: Improve vigor and future acorn production by thinning young oak stump sprouts. The project area consists primarily of recent timber harvest areas.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50844
Location: UNIT - Blackduck Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Beltrami. LEGAL - T145N R29W Sec 12; T145N R30W Sec 8; T146N R29W Sec 31, 32, and 33; T146N R30W Sec 25, 26, 35, and 36 The project area is south of the Mississippi River and east of Cass Lake inside the Leech Lake Reservation Boundary.
Norway Beach Recreation Area Redesign Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Facility management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2017
Expected: 09/2017 10/2017 Mitch Bouchonville
218-547-1044 x 121
mbouchonville@fs.fed.us
Description: Replacement of the existing wastewater treatment system with 3 localized systems, replacement of vault toilets, and campsite redesign to improve public safety/enjoyment and efficiency of facilities management/maintenance.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49969
Location: UNIT - Blackduck Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cass. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Norway Beach Recreation Area is 7 miles east of Cass Lake, MN, 1 mile north of U.S. Highway 2, on southeast side of Cass Lake. Located within the Leech Lake Reservation Boundary.
Chippewa National Forest, Deer River Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Lake Country Power Amendment 14
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/23/2016
Expected: 03/2017 03/2017 Christine Brown
218-335-8661
christinembrown@fs.fed.us
Description: Amend an existing permit to install approx. 1496 feet of underground power line 5 to 10 feet off the north side of Doan Lake Road to serve existing customers. Project is not within the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Reservation boundary.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50474
Location: UNIT - Deer River Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Itasca. LEGAL - T57N, R25W, S18, W1/2SE1/4 Project is located in Wabana Township
Lake Country Power amendment 12
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/25/2016
Expected: 12/2016 01/2017 Christine Brown
218-335-8661
christinembrown@fs.fed.us
Description: Install approx. 3.8 miles of underground electric line and remove overhead lines and poles in existing ROW. This is within the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Reservation.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50160
Location: UNIT - Deer River Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cass. LEGAL - T146N, R27W, S26, S27, S28, S29, S34, S35 Along Winnie Dam Lane NE ending at Tamarack Point Drive NE
Long Lake Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Comment Period
08/31/2016
Expected: 02/2017 06/2018 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 representative of native vegetation communities. Outside the LLBO reservation boundary
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48175
Location: UNIT - Deer River Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cass. LEGAL - T141N R25W Sec3-6, 8-9, 13-17, 20-36;T142N R25W Sec3-6,8-11,18-22,28-34; T143N R25W Sec1,3,4-6,8-17,19-24,26,28-33; T143N R26W Sec1&24; T144N R25W Sec5-9,16-23,26-36; T144N R26W Sec12-14, 23-26-36 This project is located south of Hwy 2 and North of the National Forest boundary and on the very eastern side of the Forest.
Northeast
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Forest products
Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
03/2017
Expected: 03/2018 12/2018 Barb Knight
218-246-2362
bknight@fs.fed.us
Description: Vegetation management to improve resiliency of the forest, improve water quality and aquatic habitats, provide wildlife and botanical enhancements, address road needs and other.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51089
Location: UNIT - Deer River Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Itasca. LEGAL - T57N R25W S2-4, 9-20, 13,14, T58N R25W S1-11,14-23. 27,28,34-35 & 26W S1,12-14,24, T59N R25 S 6,7,18 & 26W S1,2,5,9,11-15, 21-24, 26-28, 34,35, T50N R26 S4-9, 13-24, 26-35 & 27W S1, 12-13,25 This project is centered near Marcell and extends to the east, north and south to the forest boundary of the Deer River RD. It is outside the boundary of the Leech Lake Band Ojibwe Reservation.
Trunk Highway (TH) 38 Improvement Project
CE
- Road management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/25/2015
Expected: 01/2017 05/2018 Barb Knight
218-246-2362
bknight@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct a new road pavement, replace 41 and repair 9 culverts,repair the eroding inslope at 7 locations, raise the road surface at milepost 26, lower the crest hill at milepost 14.5, tree removal a some areas. Outside the LLBO reservation.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48171
Location: UNIT - Deer River Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Itasca. LEGAL - Not Applicable TH38 north-south corridor between Pughole Lake to Marcell
Chippewa National Forest, Walker Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Renewal of Permit for Ojibway Resort
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/22/2016
Expected: 10/2016 11/2016 Christine Brown
218-335-8661
christinembrown@fs.fed.us
Description: Renewal of permit allowing for the continued operation and maintenance of Ojibway Resort for a term of 20 years.
Location: UNIT - Walker Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cass. LEGAL - Lot 1, Section 30, T145N, R30W, 5th PM East shore of Pike Bay just east of Cass Lake, MN
Slater Township Easement
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Road management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/22/2016
Expected: 02/2017 03/2017 Christine Brown
218-335-8661
christinembrown@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue easement to Slater Township for a section of an existing road that cross National Forest land for access to private property by local landowners
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50638
Location: UNIT - Walker Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cass. LEGAL - T142N, R26W, S11, N1/2NW1/4 Slater Township, Cass County, Minnesota
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