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, 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
Knutson Dam Campground Holding Tank
CE
- Facility management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/15/2013
Expected: 11/2015 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
Paul Bunyan Telephone amendment
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/11/2016
Expected: 02/2016 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
Ash Diversification
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
Analysis Completed Expected: 02/2016
Actual: 02/09/2016
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 - Beltrami, Cass, Itasca. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Chippewa National Forest boundary.
Bear Brook, Ball Club, and Holland Decommissioning
CE
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/08/2016
Expected: 03/2016 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 Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/22/2015
Expected: 03/2016 04/2016 Laura Underhill
218-246-3455
laurabunderhill@fs.fed.us
Description: This permit will authorize the continued construction, operation and maintenance of a resort/marina, including a lodge, 11 cabins, garage, and other ancillary facilities on National Forest lands. Project is within the Leech Lake Reservation boundary.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47989
Location: UNIT - Deer River Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cass. LEGAL - T146N, R27W, Sec 20 and 29 The resort is located on Tamarack Point on Lake Winnibigoshish
Long Lake Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
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.
Trunk Highway (TH) 38 Improvement Project
CE
- Road management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/25/2015
Expected: 02/2016 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
Chippewa National Forest, Walker Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Tobique-Skimmer Wildlife Habitat Improvement Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/28/2015
Expected: 11/2015 01/2016 Cory Mlodik
218-835-3119
corymlodik@fs.fed.us
Description: Shear upland brush, lowland brush, and young aspen in Turtle River and Boy River watersheds to maintain early successional habitat for golden-winged warblers and American woodcock, and other associated wildlife species.
Location: UNIT - Walker Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Beltrami, Cass. LEGAL - Blackduck R.D. in T148N, R30W, Section 3 and Walker R.D. in T142N, R27W, Sections 23 and 26. Blackduck R.D. in T148N, R30W, Section 3 and Walker R.D. in T142N, R27W, Sections 23 and 26.
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