Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

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- Chippewa National Forest, Blackduck Ranger District
- Chippewa National Forest, Deer River Ranger District
- Chippewa National Forest, Walker Ranger District


Chippewa National Forest, Blackduck Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
10-Year Bear Guide Permit, Huotari
CE

   *NEW LISTING*

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 08/2015
Actual: 08/10/2015
09/2015 Laura Underhill
218-246-3455
laurabunderhill@fs.fed.us
Description: Wade Huotari has applied for an outfitter guide permit for bear hunting in Cass County, Chippewa National Forest, and outside the Leech Lake Reservation administrative boundary
Location: UNIT - Blackduck Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cass. LEGAL - T142N, R27W; T143N, R27W; T144N, R26W; T144N, R27W Boy River and Federal Dam areas of Chippewa National Forest
Collaborative Ash Diversification Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Comment Period
05/29/2015
Expected: 09/2015 11/2015 Gary Swanson
218-335-8652
ghswanson@fs.fed.us
Description: The primary activity is harvesting and planting other tree species in ten lowland black ash stands to improve species diversity in anticipation of potential mortality by the emerald ash borer. Collaborative project with LLBO,MN DNR,County,USFS.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45212
Location: UNIT - Blackduck Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cass, Itasca. LEGAL - Not Applicable Project is 10 black ash stands within CNF on Deer River and Walker Ranger Districts. Three stands are within the Leech Lake Reservation boundary.
E Lake Road Association Road Permit
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 06/2015
Actual: 06/26/2015
07/2015 Laura Underhill
218-246-3455
laurabunderhill@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorizes E Lake Road Association to use and maintain an existing private road across NFS land to access private property. Location Itasca County, Chippewa National Forest and outside the Leech Lake Reservation admin boundary.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47000
Location: UNIT - Blackduck Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Itasca. LEGAL - T149N, R26W, S22, NE1/4NW1/4, 5th Principal Meridian The project is located east of Bass Lake, Chippewa National Forest.
Lydick West TFPA Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*

   *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2015
Actual: 07/16/2015
12/2015 Cory Mlodik
218-835-3119
corymlodik@fs.fed.us
Description: Early thinning in young, overstocked, planted pine stands to restore plant diversity. A request from the Leech Lake Band of the Ojibwe (LLBO) under the Tribal Forest Protection Act (TFPA) dated April 17, 2014 and an Addendum dated June 30, 2014.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47355
Location: UNIT - Blackduck Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cass. LEGAL - T145N,R30W: E/2SE/4 and NE/4SE/4 Section 10; NW/4SW/4 Section 11, SW/4NW/4 Section 12 Cass County, MN.
White Recreation Residence Garage
CE

   *NEW LISTING*

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/28/2015
Expected: 09/2015 09/2015 Laura Underhill
218-246-3455
laurabunderhill@fs.fed.us
Description: permit will authorize construction of a garage on leased recreation residence lot on National Forest land and within Leech Lake Reservation admin boundary. Knutson Dam tract.
Location: UNIT - Blackduck Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Beltrami. LEGAL - T146N, R25W, S21, SW┬╝, 5th Principal Meridian recreation residence is part of Knutson Dam Tract
Chippewa National Forest, Deer River Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Ash Diversification
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/07/2015
Est. Comment Period
09/2015
Expected: 01/2016 02/2016 Barb Knight
218-246-2362
bknight@fs.fed.us
Description: To maintain lowland forest cover and structure on the landscape by diversifying ash-dominated stands prior to the arrival of Emerald Ash Borer. This is a forest wide project which includes all of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe reservation boundary.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46500
Location: UNIT - Deer River Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Itasca. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Chippewa National Forest boundary.
Petersen Stair Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 08/2015
Actual: 08/12/2015
08/2015 Laura Underhill
218-246-3455
laurabunderhill@fs.fed.us
Description: This decision would authorize the Petersens to construct a wooden stairway to the public use strip on their permitted recreation residence lot on National Forest land. The project is within the Leech Lake Reservation boundary.
Location: UNIT - Deer River Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Itasca. LEGAL - T147N, R27W, S22, 5th Principal Meridian The project is located on the north side of Lake Winnie, Chippewa National Forest
Pine Grove Lodge Residence
CE

   *NEW LISTING*

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2015
Actual: 08/14/2015
09/2015 Laura Underhill
218-246-3455
laurabunderhill@fs.fed.us
Description: Owners of the Pine Grove Lodge are requesting approval to remove an existing propane tank and bait house and construct a 47%u2019 x 69%u2019 residence/office. Project is within the Leech Lake Reservation administrative boundary.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47252
Location: UNIT - Deer River Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Itasca. LEGAL - 5th P.M., T147N, R26W, Sec. 6 The project is located west of Sand Lake off of County Road 158, Chippewa National Forest
Chippewa National Forest, Walker Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Laura Lake Marsh Burn Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*

   *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
08/06/2015
Expected: 11/2015 03/2016 Cory Mlodik
218-835-3119
corymlodik@fs.fed.us
Description: Improve the quality of wildlife habitat through prescribed burning. This burn will maintain the forest edge from encroachment on the riparian marsh area.
Location: UNIT - Walker Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cass. LEGAL - T141N, R26W, Sections 29, 30, and 32, and in T141N, R27W, Sections 25 and 36 Laura Lake marsh surrounding Laura Lake, Cass County, MN.
Shingobee Vegetation Management Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period
04/30/2015
Expected: 10/2015 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.
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