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
Alvwood II Woodcock Habitat Improvement Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Analysis Completed Expected: 01/2015'T'00:00:00
Actual: 01/14/2015
02/2015'T'00:00:00 Cory Mlodik
218-835-3119
corymlodik@fs.fed.us
Description: The Project treats about 20 acres of speckled alder/young aspen to improve woodcock habitat. The units would be sheared using equipment similar to a hydro-axe brush cutter.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46131
Location: UNIT - Blackduck Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Itasca. LEGAL - T 149 N, R 28 W, Section 20 Popple River Watershed, Chippewa National Forest.
Bena Multi-Use Trail
CE
- Special use management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2015
Expected: 03/2015 05/2015 Christine Brown
218-335-8688
christinembrown@fs.fed.us
Description: SUP authorization within US Hwy 2 ROW along the old road corridor. Trail: 995 feet long x 12 feet wide across NFS lands; some timber removal needed in corridor.
Location: UNIT - Blackduck Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cass. LEGAL - Section 27, T145 N, R 28 W Location: west of Winnie Store and follows 3,233 feet westerly to public housing road.
Collaborative Ash Diversification Project
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
03/2015'T'00:00:00
Expected: 07/2015'T'00:00:00 11/2015'T'00:00:00 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.
Four 10-Year Bear Guide Permits
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2015'T'00:00:00
Expected: 02/2015'T'00:00:00 09/2015'T'00:00:00 Laura Underhill
218-246-3455
laurabunderhill@fs.fed.us
Description: FSH 2709.14.53.1(q) directs forest units to convert holders of 1- year guide and outfitter permits to 10-year permits. Four 1-year permits will be converted to 10-year terms. All additional terms contained in the permits remain the same.
Location: UNIT - Blackduck Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Beltrami, Cass, Itasca. LEGAL - Not Applicable Chippewa National Forest
Chippewa National Forest, Deer River Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Buck Club Road Assn FR3368 Permit
CE
- Special use management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/02/2014
Expected: 01/2015 01/2015 Laura Underhill
218-246-3455
laurabunderhill@fs.fed.us
Description: This permit will authorize Buck Club Road Association to use and maintain existing FR3368 and a private driveway to access private property. Located in Itasca County, outside the Leech Lake Reservation administrative boundary.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46028
Location: UNIT - Deer River Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Itasca. LEGAL - T60N, R27W, S3, Lot 5 and S4, Lot 1 The project is located on Forest Road 3368, Chippewa National Forest
Laurentian Vegetation Managment Project
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products In Progress
Comment Period
01/08/2015'T'00:00:00
Expected: 03/2015'T'00:00:00 05/2015'T'00:00:00 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.
McCall FR2520 Road Permit
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A 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.
Williams Narrows Resort Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/03/2014
Expected: 01/2015 06/2015 Laura Underhill
218-246-3455
laurabunderhill@fs.fed.us
Description: This permit will authorize the continued use, operation and maintenance of five cabins partially on National Forest lands; a storage yard for boats and temporary docks; and a septic leach field system. Within the Leech Lake Reservation boundary.
Location: UNIT - Deer River Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Itasca. LEGAL - T. 147 N., R. 27 W., Sec. 35, Lot 6 The resort is located on Cut Foot Sioux Lake
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
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/11/2014
Est. Comment Period
04/2015
Expected: 09/2015 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
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/12/2014
Expected: 02/2015 04/2015 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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