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
Century Link Telephone Line
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2015
Actual: 05/13/2015
06/2015 Laura Underhill
218-246-3455
laurabunderhill@fs.fed.us
Description: This permit will authorize Century Lint to install phone line in the existing road and power line right-of-way across National Forest land.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46695
Location: UNIT - Blackduck Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Beltrami. LEGAL - T146N, R31W, S16, NWSW, NENE, SENE; S21, NWSE, NESE, S22, SENW, SWNW, 5th Principal Meridian The project is located south of Silver Lake and East of Cass Lake, Chippewa National Forest. The affected lands are located in Beltrami County, Chippewa National Forest and within the Leech Lake Reservation administrative boundary.
Collaborative Ash Diversification Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Comment Period
05/29/2015
Expected: 09/2015 11/2015 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.
E Lake Road Association Road Permit
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2015
Expected: 06/2015 07/2015 Laura Underhill
218-246-3455
laurabunderhill@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorizes E Lake Road Association to use and maintain an existing private road across NFS land to access private property. Location Itasca County, Chippewa National Forest and outside the Leech Lake Reservation admin boundary.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47000
Location: UNIT - Blackduck Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Itasca. LEGAL - T149N, R26W, S22, NE1/4NW1/4, 5th Principal Meridian The project is located east of Bass Lake, Chippewa National Forest.
Edgren Shed & Porch Project
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 06/2015
Actual: 05/26/2015
08/2015 Laura Underhill
218-246-3455
laurabunderhill@fs.fed.us
Description: This permit will authorize the Edgren's to construct a screened porch and storage shed on their leased recreation residence lot on National Forest land.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47001
Location: UNIT - Blackduck Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Beltrami. LEGAL - T146N, R25W, S21, SW1/4, 5th Principal Meridian The affected lands are in Beltrami County, Chippewa National Forest and within the Leech Lake Reservation administrative boundary. The project is located on the northeast side of Cass Lake.
Olson Private Driveway Permit
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2015
Actual: 04/15/2015
05/2015 Laura Underhill
218-246-3455
laurabunderhill@fs.fed.us
Description: Permit authorizes Brian and Michelle Olson to use and maintain existing private driveway across NFS land to access private property.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46789
Location: UNIT - Blackduck Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Beltrami. LEGAL - T146N, R31W, S4, NE1/4 NE1/4, 5th Principal Meridian The project is south of Big Lake, Beltrami County, MN, Chippewa National Forest and within Leech Lake Reservation administrative boundary.
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
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/07/2015
Est. Comment Period
07/2015
Expected: 09/2015 10/2016 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 - Itasca. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Chippewa National Forest boundary.
Laurentian Vegetation Managment Project
EA
- Forest products Analysis Completed Expected: 06/2015
Actual: 06/15/2015
07/2015 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.
North Itasca Powerline amendment
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2015
Actual: 05/27/2015
06/2015 Laura Underhill
218-246-3455
laurabunderhill@fs.fed.us
Description: This permit amendment will authorize North Itasca Electric Coop to remove existing overhead power lines and install underground power lines in two locations across Chippewa National Forest. The project is within the Leech Lake Reservation boundary.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46795
Location: UNIT - Deer River Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Itasca. LEGAL - T148N, R25W, S22, SESW; T148N, R27W, S31, NW; T148N, R28W, S36, NE, 5th PM The project is located 1) along Alice Lake and 2) NE of Jessie Lake, Chippewa National Forest.
Pine Grove Lodge Residence
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/23/2015
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 Laura Underhill
218-246-3455
laurabunderhill@fs.fed.us
Description: Owners of the Pine Grove Lodge are requesting approval to remove an existing propane tank and bait house and construct a 47%u2019 x 69%u2019 residence/office. Project is within the Leech Lake Reservation administrative boundary.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47252
Location: UNIT - Deer River Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Itasca. LEGAL - 5th P.M., T147N, R26W, Sec. 6 The project is located west of Sand Lake off of County Road 158, Chippewa National Forest
Rich Private Road Permit
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2015
Actual: 04/10/2015
04/2015 Laura Underhill
218-246-3455
laurabunderhill@fs.fed.us
Description: This permit will authorize Chris & Caryn Rich to use and maintain an existing private road across National Forest land to access private property.The affected lands are located in Cass County, Chippewa NF, outside the Leech Lake Reservation boundary.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46663
Location: UNIT - Deer River Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cass. LEGAL - T143N, R25W, S33, SE 1/4 NW 1/4, 5th Principal Meridian The project is located northwest of Sugar Lake, Chippewa National Forest
Richey Private & Forest Road Permit
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2015
Actual: 05/27/2015
06/2015 Laura Underhill
218-246-3455
laurabunderhill@fs.fed.us
Description: This permit will authorize Bruce & Mary Richey to use and maintain existing private road 3448 and FR3463 across NF land to access private property. The location is outside the Leech Lake Reservation boundary.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47030
Location: UNIT - Deer River Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Itasca. LEGAL - T57N, R26W, S4 & S9, 4th Principal Meridian The project is located northwest of Sugar Lake, Chippewa National Forest
Williams Narrows Resort Permit
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2015
Actual: 05/15/2015
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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45839
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
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
In Progress
Comment Period
04/30/2015
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.
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