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.

Report Contents (click to jump to a section):
- Projects Occurring Nationwide
- 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


Projects Occurring Nationwide
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Incorporating Greater Sage-grouse Conservation Measures into Land Management Plans (Wyoming)
EIS
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Cancelled N/A N/A Danielle Chi
801-625-5667
dkchi@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service will be a cooperating agency with the BLM (lead agency) in preparing programmatic EISs to incorporate greater sage-grouse conservation measures into land management plans, including the Thunder Basin NG plan, through plan amendment
Web Link: http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/more/sagegrouse/eastern.html
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. LEGAL - Not Applicable UNIT - Thunder Basin NG portion of the Medicine Bow-Routt NF; WY; multiple counties involved
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
- Road management
- Special use management
In Progress
Comment Period
05/13/2014
Expected: 08/2014 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
Knutson Dam Improvement Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
Comment Period
04/25/2014
Expected: 08/2014 11/2014 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
- Recreation management
- Special use management
- Facility 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
Adams FR2065F Road Permit
CE
- Road management
- Special use management
Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2014
Actual: 07/10/2014
08/2014 Laura Underhill
218-246-3455
laurabunderhill@fs.fed.us
Description: This permit will replace a permit issued for the same road to Jan and Patrick Adams in 1982. The Adams use FR2065F to access their private residence located in T. 57 N., R. 25 W., Sec. 18, Itasca County, Chippewa National Forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44823
Location: UNIT - Deer River Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Itasca. LEGAL - 4th Principal Meridian, T. 57N., R. 25 W., Sec. 18 The project is located on Forest Road 2065F Chippewa National Forest. FR2065F is located within the Leech Lake Reservation administrative boundary.
Adaptive Silviculture for Climate Change on the Chippewa National Forest
CE
- Research Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2014
Actual: 07/24/2014
09/2014 Barb Knight
218-246-2362
bknight@fs.fed.us
Description: Research in red pine stands to study the effects of silvicultural treatements designed to increase forests resistance, resilience, and adaptability to climate change. Inside the LLBO reservation boundary.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42654
Location: UNIT - Deer River Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Itasca. LEGAL - T147N R 27 W Sections 9,10,14,15 This study is located on the Cutfoot Experimental Forest of the Chippewa National Forest
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.
Little Lake Road Association Private Road Permit
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management
- Road management
Analysis Completed Expected: 08/2014
Actual: 07/16/2014
08/2014 Laura Underhill
218-246-3455
laurabunderhill@fs.fed.us
Description: This permit will authorize use of an existing private road to cross National Forest lands in order to access private residences owned by members of the Little Lake Road Association.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44970
Location: UNIT - Deer River Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Itasca. LEGAL - 4th Principal Meridian, T. 58 N., R. 26 W., Sec. 4 Outside the Leech Lake Reservation administrative boundary. The project is located on private road P3426 near North Star Lake, Chippewa National Forest
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.
Thompson Private Road Permit
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Road management
- Special use management
Analysis Completed Expected: 08/2014
Actual: 07/21/2014
08/2014 Laura Underhill
218-246-3455
laurabunderhill@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue a permit for an existing private road crossing National Forest lands to access private property. Road located in Cass County, Chippewa National Forest and is within the Leech Lake Reservation administrative boundary.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44983
Location: UNIT - Deer River Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cass. LEGAL - 5th Principal Meridian, T. 146 N., R 29 W., Sec. 34 The project is located on private road P1321 at Highway 91, West side Lake Winnebigoshish, Chippewa National Fores.
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
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
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
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/13/2014
Expected: 07/2014 07/2014 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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