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
Ash Diversification and Collaboration Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 04/2015 11/2015 Gary Swanson
218-335-8652
ghswanson@fs.fed.us
Description: The primary activity is harvesting and planting other tree species in lowland black ash stands to improve species diversity in anticipation of potential mortality by emerald ash borer.
Location: UNIT - Blackduck Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cass, Itasca. LEGAL - Not Applicable 9 stands on National Forest on Deer River and Walker Ranger Districts
Knutson Dam Improvement Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
Analysis Completed Expected: 11/2014
Actual: 10/15/2014
11/2015 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
- Special use management
- Recreation management
- Facility management
Analysis Completed Expected: 10/2014
Actual: 09/30/2014
02/2015 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
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.
Marcell Snowmobile Re-Route
CE
- Recreation management Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2014
Actual: 09/30/2014
10/2014 Barb Knight
218-246-2362
bknight@fs.fed.us
Description: This reroute would move a section of the Marcell snowmobile trail to avoid a parcel of private property where the landowner is no longer willing to allow transit across. This re-route is totally off the LLBO reservation boundary.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45089
Location: UNIT - Deer River Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Itasca. LEGAL - T59N R26W Sections 20 & 21 A section of the Marcell Snowmobile trail that is north of Hwy 38 and south of Marcell.
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.
Potlatch FR2710 and 2710A Road Permit
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Road management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/03/2014
Expected: 10/2014 10/2014 Laura Underhill
218-246-3455
laurabunderhill@fs.fed.us
Description: This permit will authorize use of existing FR2710 & 2710A to allow Potlatch to access their private property. The road is located T. 148 N., R. 26 W., Sec. 30 and 31, Itasca County, Chippewa NF and is within the Leech Lake Reservation boundary.
Location: UNIT - Deer River Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Itasca. LEGAL - 5th Principal Meridian, T. 148 N., R. 26 W., Sec. 30 and 31 The project is located on Forest Road 2710 & 2710A Chippewa National Forest
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
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/11/2014
Est. Comment Period
03/2015
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.
Soo Line Trail FSR 3036 Reroute Project
CE
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/13/2014
Expected: 12/2014 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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