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
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
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/08/2016
Est. Comment Period
02/2017
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
Beltrami County CSAH 55 road rebuild
CE
- Special area management
- Road management
Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2016
Actual: 07/11/2016
08/2016 Laura Underhill
218-246-3455
laurabunderhill@fs.fed.us
Description: Beltrami County has applied for an easement to rebuild CSAH 55 where it crosses Chippewa National Forest land in 3 places. The affected lands are located in Beltrami County, Chippewa National Forest and outside the Leech Lake Reservation administrat
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48813
Location: UNIT - Blackduck Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Beltrami. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project is located on CSAH 55 in Beltrami County just south of Blackduck.
Dixon Lake road permit
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/01/2016
Expected: 09/2016 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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
07/01/2016
Expected: 10/2016 01/2017 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.
Norway Beach Recreation Area Redesign Project
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Facility management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
09/2016
Expected: 04/2017 07/2017 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.
Chippewa National Forest, Deer River Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bear Brook, Ball Club, and Holland Decommissioning
CE
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2016
Actual: 07/08/2016
08/2016 Eric Raitanen
218-246-3475
ericraitanen@fs.fed.us
Description: Remove all control structures and wetland fill and re-vegetate to a natural condition. Bear Brook will be replaced with a suitable culvert or bridge that meets standards for aquatic organism passage.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48111
Location: UNIT - Deer River Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cass, Itasca. LEGAL - Ball Club Impoundments: T145 R26 Sec 8, Bear Brook Impoundment: T144 R27 Sec 15, Holland Lake Impoundment T149R25 Sec 7 Leech River Watershed, Bear Brook sub watershed;Ball Club sub-watershed, tributary to Ball Club Lake;Big Fork Watershed, Big Fork Watershed, Upper Bigfork River. Fletcher Creek sub-watershed
Edge of the Wilderness Resort and Visitor Center Permit issuance
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2016
Actual: 07/07/2016
08/2016 Laura Underhill
218-246-3455
laurabunderhill@fs.fed.us
Description: The old Marcell Ranger district facilities have been operating under a special use permit issued to Northern Joint Itasca Powers Board since 2014. Edge of wilderness Discovery Center has taken over the operations resulting in new permit.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49645
Location: UNIT - Deer River Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Itasca. LEGAL - 4th PM, T59N, R26W, Sec. 18 Discovery Center and Marcell Lodge off Highway 38 in Marcell
Long Lake Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/03/2016
Est. Comment Period
08/2016
Expected: 11/2016 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.
Trunk Highway (TH) 38 Improvement Project
CE
- Road management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/25/2015
Expected: 09/2016 03/2017 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
Williams Propane Tank
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 08/2016
Actual: 08/03/2016
08/2016 Laura Underhill
218-246-3455
laurabunderhill@fs.fed.us
Description: The Williams have requested permission to install a 500 gallon above ground propane tank and gas line to their cabin on Lot 13, Winnie Dam Tract. The lot is within the Leech Lake Reservation administrative boundary.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48858
Location: UNIT - Deer River Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Itasca. LEGAL - T146N, R27W, Sections 24, 5th Principal Meridian The project is located on Lot 13, Winnie Dam summer home group, Deer River, MN.
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

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/22/2016
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 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
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