Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

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- Chippewa National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- 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, Walker Ranger District


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
Enbridge Permit Reauthorization
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/17/2017
Expected: 10/2017 12/2017 Lois Pfeffer
218-335-8643
comments-eastern-chippewa@fs.fed.us
Description: New term permit authorization of Enbridge Pipeline Permit CAL401902 which expires 12/31/17.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50183
Location: UNIT - Chippewa National Forest All Units. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cass, Itasca. LEGAL - Not Applicable Crosses through the middle of the Forest; generally parallel to Hwy 2. On the Leech Lake Reservation.
Site Preparation and Regeneration Activities
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) On Hold N/A N/A Rosemary Johnson
218-547-1044 x 128
rrjohnson@fs.fed.us
Description: Site preparation and/or planting/seeding of stands salvage harvested after a 2012 wind storm.
Location: UNIT - Chippewa National Forest All Units. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Beltrami, Cass, Itasca. LEGAL - Not Applicable Stands are primarily on the Blackduck district but also includes stands on the Walker and Deer River Districts. Stands are within the Leech Lake Reservation.
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

   *UPDATED*
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/08/2016
Est. Comment Period
05/2017
Expected: 08/2017 09/2017 David Morley
218-547-5122
damorley@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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48011
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
Ebeling Shed Installation
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2017
Actual: 05/17/2017
06/2017 Donna Schackman
218-335-8615
djschackman@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue approval for new 16x25 shed at a recreation residence located on Star Island, tract Norway Bluff Lot #14. This recreation residence is under permit with the Chippewa National Forest, in Beltrami County, located at T145N R31W Sec. 34
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51883
Location: UNIT - Blackduck Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Beltrami. LEGAL - T145N R31W Sec. 34, 5th PM On the west side of Star Island on Cass Lake and inside the Leech Lake Reservation.
Lydick Oak Habitat Improvement Project
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2017
Expected: 10/2017 11/2017 Cory Mlodik
307-276-5808
corymlodik@fs.fed.us
Description: Improve vigor and future acorn production by thinning young oak stump sprouts. The project area consists primarily of recent timber harvest areas.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50844
Location: UNIT - Blackduck Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Beltrami. LEGAL - T145N R29W Sec 12; T145N R30W Sec 8; T146N R29W Sec 31, 32, and 33; T146N R30W Sec 25, 26, 35, and 36 The project area is south of the Mississippi River and east of Cass Lake inside the Leech Lake Reservation Boundary.
Miss Bigfork Watershed Restoration Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2017
Expected: 09/2017 10/2017 Eric Raitanen
218-246-3475
ericraitanen@fs.fed.us
Description: Road fill removal from Mississippi floodplain near abandoned Old Third River Road bridge and removal of Sugar Lake, Bowstring, and Grass Lake impoundments to restore wetlands. Projects occur within the Leech Lake Reservation.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51777
Location: UNIT - Blackduck Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cass, Itasca. LEGAL - Sugar lake Impoundment: T146 R29 Sec 22; Bowstring Impoundment: T149 R27 Sec 25; Grass lake Impoundment: T145 R29 Sec17; and Mississippi River Flood Plain: T146 R29 Sec 19. Four project sites: abandoned Old Third River Road crossing over Mississippi, Sugar Lake and Grass Lake impoundments west of Lake Winnie, and Bowstring impoundment east of Bigfork River.
Mission Road Highway Project
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/30/2017
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 Christine Brown
218-335-8661
christinembrown@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue DOT easement for road reconstruction on Mission Road
Location: UNIT - Blackduck Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Beltrami. LEGAL - T. 147, R. 31, Sections 22, 34,35 Road reconstruction on Mission Road, Beltrami County, Minnesota
Norway Beach Recreation Area Redesign Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Facility management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Comment Period
04/11/2017
Expected: 09/2017 10/2017 Mitch Bouchonville
218-547-1044 x 121
mbouchonville@fs.fed.us
Description: Replacement of the existing wastewater treatment system with 3 localized systems, replacement of vault toilets, and campsite redesign to improve public safety/enjoyment and efficiency of facilities management/maintenance.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49969
Location: UNIT - Blackduck Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cass. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Norway Beach Recreation Area is 7 miles east of Cass Lake, MN, 1 mile north of U.S. Highway 2, on southeast side of Cass Lake. Located within the Leech Lake Reservation Boundary.
Third River Snowshoe Hare Habitat Restoration Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2017
Expected: 11/2017 06/2019 Cory Mlodik
307-276-5808
corymlodik@fs.fed.us
Description: Enhance habitat for snowshoe hare using a variety of management practices including timber harvest and creating coarse woody debris on about 100 acres inside the Leech Lake Reservation.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52039
Location: UNIT - Blackduck Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Itasca. LEGAL - T147N-R29W, in portions of Sections 25, 26, 35, and 36 About 2 mile Northwest of Lake Winnibigoshish.
Upper Pigeon Aspen Snag Enhancement Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2017
Expected: 07/2017 08/2017 Cory Mlodik
307-276-5808
corymlodik@fs.fed.us
Description: Remove the tops of 20 older aspen trees using blasting to improve wildlife habitat by increasing structural diversity in a 34 acre mixed aspen stand. The project is within the Leech Lake Reservation.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51606
Location: UNIT - Blackduck Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Itasca. LEGAL - T148N, R28W, Section 35 About 2 miles Southwest of Round Lake
Upper Third River Impoundment Decommissioning
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/01/2017
Expected: 03/2017 09/2017 Eric Raitanen
218-246-3475
ericraitanen@fs.fed.us
Description: The project removes the Upper Third River Impoundment control structure and culvert and replaces it with a larger culvert.
Location: UNIT - Blackduck Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Itasca. LEGAL - T 147 R28 Sec 7 Forest Road 2384 between Dixon lake and Lake Winnibigoshish.
Chippewa National Forest, Deer River Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Cut Foot Sioux Inn Resort Authorization
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Special use management
Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2017
Actual: 04/07/2017
04/2017 Christine Brown
218-335-8661
christinembrown@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue new 20 year permit to Jake and Amanda Perrington, dba Cut Foot Sioux Inn Resort, as a new permittee upon their purchase of the Resort. The resort is within the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Reservation.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51196
Location: UNIT - Deer River Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Itasca. LEGAL - S25, T147N, R27W, 5th PM Off Highway 46, South side of Little Cutfoot Sioux Lake, Itasa County, Minnesota
Long Lake Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management
In Progress
Comment Period
08/31/2016
Expected: 02/2017 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.
North Sioux Lot 2 Septic
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2017
Actual: 04/07/2017
05/2017 Christine Brown
218-335-8661
christinembrown@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue approval for installation of a new septic system to replace existing system which is out of compliance for Richard and Judith Bertram on Lot 2, North Sioux Recreation Residence Lot Within the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Reservation.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51195
Location: UNIT - Deer River Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Itasca. LEGAL - S27, T147N, R27W, 5th PM Off Highway 46, North side of Cut Foot Sioux Lake, Itasca County, Minnesota
Northeast
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/08/2017
Est. Comment Period
06/2017
Expected: 06/2018 06/2018 Barb Knight
218-246-2362
bknight@fs.fed.us
Description: Vegetation management to improve resiliency of the forest, improve water quality and aquatic habitats, provide wildlife and botanical enhancements, address road needs and other.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51089
Location: UNIT - Deer River Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Itasca. LEGAL - T57N R25W S2-4, 9-20, 13,14, T58N R25W S1-11,14-23. 27,28,34-35 & 26W S1,12-14,24, T59N R25 S 6,7,18 & 26W S1,2,5,9,11-15, 21-24, 26-28, 34,35, T50N R26 S4-9, 13-24, 26-35 & 27W S1, 12-13,25 This project is centered near Marcell and extends to the east, north and south to the forest boundary of the Deer River RD. It is outside the boundary of the Leech Lake Band Ojibwe Reservation.
Paul Bunyan Communication Line Install
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2017
Actual: 05/04/2017
07/2017 Christine Brown
218-335-8661
christinembrown@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue Amendment to Paul Bunyan Telephone for new pedestal and communication lines at Cut Foot Sioux Inn Resort. This is inside the boundary of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Reservations
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51593
Location: UNIT - Deer River Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Itasca. LEGAL - GL 13, Section 25, Township 147, Range 27 Within permit area of Cut Foot Sioux Inn Resort
The Pines Resort Reauthorization
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Special use management
Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2017
Actual: 04/07/2017
04/2017 Christine Brown
218-335-8661
christinembrown@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue new 20 year permit to Jon & Doreen Seekon, dba The Pines Resort upon their request due to refinancing their loan and bank is requesting the 20 year term to match their loan term This is within the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe reservation Boundary
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51197
Location: UNIT - Deer River Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cass. LEGAL - S25/26, T146N, R27W, 5th PM Off Highway 9, South side of Lake Winnibigoshish, Cass County, Minnesota
Chippewa National Forest, Walker Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Brosius Decks and Garage Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2017
Actual: 05/18/2017
06/2017 Donna Schackman
218-335-8615
djschackman@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue approval to build two decks on the front and back of the cabin as well as a new garage. The Leech Lake band of Ojibwe tract of summer homes are eligible for National Register Status.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51651
Location: UNIT - Walker Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cass. LEGAL - Sec 30, T145, R30W, 5th PM Along Pike Bay Loop road, east side of pike bay on Cass Lake. The project is inside the Leech Lake Reservation Boundary.
East Otter Tail Telephone Amendment 2
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/01/2017
Expected: 06/2017
Actual: 06/16/2017
07/2017 Christine Brown
218-335-8661
christinembrown@fs.fed.us
Description: Install approximately 1320%u2019 of underground telephone line 55%u2019 from centerline of North side of Hwy 200, east of Walker, MN. Project is within the Leech Lake Reservation.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51840
Location: UNIT - Walker Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cass. LEGAL - T141N, R29W, S8, GL3 (NENW) Project located on north side of Hwy 200, approximately 7.5 east of the junction of Hwy 371 and Hwy 200.
Enbridge Temporary Workspace - Nushka Lake
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2017
Expected: 06/2017 06/2018 Christine Brown
218-335-8661
christinembrown@fs.fed.us
Description: Creation of a temporary workspace on CNF land to facilitate shutting off flow during Line 4 replacement on adjacent MN DNR land. The project occurs within the Leech Lake Reservation.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51686
Location: UNIT - Walker Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cass. LEGAL - Sec 4, T144, R26W, 5th PM; Sec 32 & 34, T145, R27W, 5th PM; Sec 34, T145, R28W, 5th PM South of US Highway 2, near Nushka Lake
Tangen Cabin Property Repairs
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2017
Actual: 05/16/2017
06/2017 Donna Schackman
218-335-8615
djschackman@fs.fed.us
Description: Approval for erosion control around cabin, new deck, and replacement of block walkway for The Tangen Family Cabin Trust on Lot 9, Ojibway Recreation Residence tract at Sec 30, T145, R30W. The project is inside the Leech Lake Res boundary.
Location: UNIT - Walker Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cass. LEGAL - Sec 30, T145, R30W, 5th PM Along Pike Bay Loop road, east side of pike bay on Cass Lake.
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