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


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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Road management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2016
Expected: 11/2016 03/2017 Lisa Arbucci-Schmid
218-835-3117
larbuccischmid@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.
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
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/24/2016
Expected: 04/2016 06/2016 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
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.
Knutson Dam Campground Holding Tank
CE
- Facility management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/15/2013
Expected: 04/2016 06/2016 Kenneth Hansen
218-835-3116
khansen@fs.fed.us
Description: installation of a 1,000 gallon wastewater holding tank at Knutson Dam Campground host site
Location: UNIT - Blackduck Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Beltrami. LEGAL - Not Applicable Knutson Dam campground, site 12
Lydick Brook East Wildlife Habitat Improvement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2016
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.
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.
Menth Garage and Cabin Addition
CE
- Special area management Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2016
Actual: 04/26/2016
05/2016 Laura Underhill
218-246-3455
laurabunderhill@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct a garage and expand a cabin on a permitted recreation resident lot, Mississippi Tract, Lot 7
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49060
Location: UNIT - Blackduck Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cass. LEGAL - Not Applicable Mississippi River summer home group off FR 2235
Paul Bunyan Telephone amendment
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/11/2016
Expected: 04/2016 06/2016 Laura Underhill
218-246-3455
laurabunderhill@fs.fed.us
Description: This permit amendment will authorize Paul Bunyan Telephone to install underground fiber optic cable 20 feet off the of Birchmont Beach, Timberwolf and Damon Lake Roads. This is inside the Leech Lake
Location: UNIT - Blackduck Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Beltrami. LEGAL - T147N, R30W, S19, S23, S24, S29 The project is located along Timberwolf Road, Damon Lake Road, and Birchmont Beach Road, Chippewa National Forest
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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/08/2016
Expected: 04/2016 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
Highbanks Resort Pig Race and Storage Expansion
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/22/2016
Expected: 04/2016 06/2016 Laura Underhill
218-246-3455
laurabunderhill@fs.fed.us
Description: Request to conduct pig race July 2016 and clear an area in the woods for storage under resort permit. This project is not within the LLBO Reservation boundary.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49158
Location: UNIT - Deer River Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Itasca. LEGAL - 5th PM, T146N, R27W, Sec 20 and Sec. 29 Highbanks Resort off of FR 2205
Holmgren Septic Replacement request
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/18/2016
Expected: 04/2016 05/2016 Laura Underhill
218-246-3455
laurabunderhill@fs.fed.us
Description: The Holmgrens need to replace the septic system for their cabin on Lot 7, Little Cut Foot Sioux Tract. The lot is within the Leech Lake Reservation administrative boundary.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49335
Location: UNIT - Deer River Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Itasca. LEGAL - T147N, R27W, Section 36, 5th Principal Meridian The project is located on Lot 7, Little Cut Foot Sioux summer home group, Deer River, MN
Horn Windows
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2016
Actual: 04/13/2016
05/2016 Laura Underhill
218-246-3455
laurabunderhill@fs.fed.us
Description: Request to replace windows on a cabin on a permitted recreation resident lot, North Sioux Tract, Lot 5 This project is located within the LLBO Reservation
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49160
Location: UNIT - Deer River Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Itasca. LEGAL - 5th PM, T147N, R27W, Sec 22 North Sioux summer home group on Cut Foot Sioux Lake
Long Lake Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Forest products
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
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.
The Pines Resort Cabin Expansion
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/23/2016
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 Laura Underhill
218-246-3455
laurabunderhill@fs.fed.us
Description: The Pines Resort has requested permission to enlarge 2 cabins on their permitted resort. The resort is within the Leech Lake Reservation administrative boundary.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48857
Location: UNIT - Deer River Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Itasca. LEGAL - T146N, R27W, Sections 25 and 26, 5th Principal Meridian The project is located at The Pines Resort at 17221 Winnie Dam Road NE, Deer River, MN.
The Pines Resort Tree Planting
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2016
Actual: 04/11/2016
05/2016 Laura Underhill
218-246-3455
laurabunderhill@fs.fed.us
Description: The Pines Resort has requested permission to plant trees on their permitted resort. The resort is within the Leech Lake Reservation administrative boundary.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49321
Location: UNIT - Deer River Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Itasca. LEGAL - T146N, R27W, Sections 25 and 26, 5th Principal Meridian The project is located at The Pines Resort at 17221 Winnie Dam Road NE, Deer River, MN.
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 In Progress
Scoping Start
02/23/2016
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 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.
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