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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- Huron-Manistee National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Huron-Manistee National Forest, Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District
- Huron-Manistee National Forest, Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District
- Huron-Manistee National Forest, Huron Shores Ranger District
- Huron-Manistee National Forest, Mio Ranger District


Huron-Manistee National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide) R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Mio/Harrisville/Tawas - MichCon Consolidation and Reissuance of Gas Pipeline Authorization
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Patricia Thompson
989-826-3252
pthompson@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissuance of special use authorization and consolidation of existing gas pipeline rights-of-way (ROW), use and maintenance in Alcona, Iosco, Ogemaw, and Oscoda Counties in the Huron-Manistee National Forests
Web Link: http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fsm8_046426.pdf
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District, Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Alcona, Iosco, Ogemaw, Oscoda. LEGAL - Sec. 30-31, T28N, R9E in Alcona Cnty; sec. 1,2, & 10, T23N, R8E in Iosco Cnty; sec. 6 & 7, T24N, R3E in Ogemaw Cnty:sec. 6, 7, 18, 19, 29, 30, 31, & 32, T25N, R3E and sec 31,T 26N, R3E in Oscoda Cnty ROW are located along F-41, 6 miles north of Lincoln, MI in Alocna Cnty; along S River Rd and SW from Foot Site Village in Iosco Cnty; along M-33 inOscoda & Ogemaw Counties.
Huron-Manistee National Forest, Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Big Jackson Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/08/2016
Est. Comment Period
09/2016
Expected: 01/2017 01/2017 Kristopher Kovar
662-285-3264 x26
kkovar@fs.fed.us
Description: Treatment of 3,300 acres including: aspen clearcut, opening creation/maintenance, jack pine treatments, oak shelterwood overstory removal, savanna restoration, red/jack pine thinning, prescribed burning, recreation mgmnt. &transportation mgmnt.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48258
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Newaygo. LEGAL - T15N, R13W, Sec 1, 12, and 13; T15N, R12W, Sec 3 - 10, 16, and 17; T16N, R12W, Sec 28, and 31 %u2013 34 in Newaygo County MI T15N, R13W, Sec 1, 12, and 13; T15N, R12W, Sec 3 - 10, 16, and 17; T16N, R12W, Sec 28, and 31 %u2013 34 in Newaygo County, Michigan. Merrill, Monroe and Home Townships, Newaygo County, Michigan
Cedar Creek Angler Trail
CE
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/30/2015
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 Diane Walker
231-745-4631
dtwalker@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct a foot path to provide walk-in angler access to Cedar Creek. The trail will be approximately 1,000 feet and will be constructed from the end of FR9844. It will provide a gradual transition from the upland to the stream.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47903
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Muskegon. LEGAL - Not Applicable SW1/4 Section 8, Cedar Creek Township (T11N R15W), Muskegon County
Chase Red Pine Fuels Project
EA
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/09/2015
Est. Comment Period
01/2016
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 Kristopher Kovar
231-745-4631
kkovar@fs.fed.us
Description: A total of 4,705 acres are proposed. The treatments include: aspen clearcut, fuelbreaks, opening creation/maintenance, jack pine treatments, oak shelterwood/savanna, red/white pine thinning, prescribed burns, and transportation system activities.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46271
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Lake, Newaygo. LEGAL - T18N, R12W, Sec 36; T17N, R12W, Sec 1, 12, 14, 15, 20, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 32, 33, 34, 35 and 36; T17N, R11W, Sec 6 in Lake County, Michigan; and T16N, R12W, Sec 4 in Newaygo County, Michigan. Chase, Cherry Valley, Yates Townships, Lake County and Home Township, Newaygo County, Michigan
Pere Marquette National Scenic River - River Access and Bank Stabilization Projects
EA
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
- Special area management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2016
Expected: 03/2017 05/2017 Kathy Bietau
231-745-4631
kbietau@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of the project is to implement the management actions from the 2008 Pere Marquette River Management Plan for Lower Branch Bridge, Logmark, and Maple Leaf recreation sites and to complete riparian restoration and stabilization activities.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48386
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Mason. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Pere Marquette River corridor from Lower Branch Bridge to Maple Leaf access sites. Activities focus on the area around Lower Branch, Logmark, and Maple Leaf in Branch Twp.,Mason County.
Wood Private Road Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/17/2015
Expected: 03/2016 03/2016 Diane Walker
231-745-4631
dtwalker@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest has received an application from Michael and Nancy Wood for legal access, year-round use, and maintenance of an existing road. A special use permit would be issued to the Woods that provides long-term legal access across National Forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48384
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Newaygo. LEGAL - Not Applicable Use of two parts of the road would be authorized: SW1/4 SW1/4, Section 30 and SE1/4SW1/4, Section 31, Home Township (T16N R12W), Newaygo County.
Huron-Manistee National Forest, Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2016 Wildlife Habitat Improvement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
12/30/2015
Expected: 03/2016 03/2016 Patrick Laarman
231-723-2211 ext. 3138
plaarman@fs.fed.us
Description: Improve existing openings to provide food and cover for a variety of wildlife species, reduce encroaching tree saplings, and promote native vegetation.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48453
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Wexford. LEGAL - Not Applicable T23N, R12W, Section 26, Springville Township, Wexford County
Ace Communications
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Mark Herberger
231-723-2211
mherberger@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue a new 20-year permit to maintain telephone lines, consisting of underground conduit, wire, and splicing stations.
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Manistee. LEGAL - T21N,R10W,Sec 19,30; T21N,R11W,Sec 14,21,22,26,29,30; T21N,R12W,Sec 15,16,19-21,27,28,33,34; T22N,R12W,Sec 26,27,35; T23N,R11W,Sec 22,26; T23N,R12W,Sec 23,28,30-33; T21N,R13W,Sec 2,11,25,35 Cherry Grove, Henderson, South Branch, Slagle, Antioch, Springville Townships, Wexford County; Norman Township(E), Manistee County, Michigan
Cherryland Electric
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/20/2014
Expected: 08/2016 08/2016 Kathy Bietau
231-745-4631
kbietau@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue an expired permit for the maintenance of both buried and overhead electric distribution lines across National Forest System lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42712
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Manistee. LEGAL - T22N, R13W, Sections 4,8,9,15,16; T22N, R14W, Sections 10-12,22,24,28-30 Dickson Township, East and West, Manistee, Michigan
Consumers Energy M-55
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/04/2016
Expected: 05/2016 05/2016 Katie Racey
231-745-4631 ex 3138
kracey@fs.fed.us
Description: Relocation of an existing powerline. The current line is parallel to M-55, and the corridor is heavily used by snowmobiles. The line will be relocated to the shoulder of M-55, improving safety and limiting disturbance.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48536
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Manistee. LEGAL - T21N R13W Sec. 7 T21N R13W Sec.7
Double Nickel Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/23/2015
Est. Comment Period
02/2016
Expected: 09/2016 10/2016 Mark Herberger
(231) 723-2211
mherberger@fs.fed.us
Description: Red and jack pine, aspen, and hardwood harvesting; wildlife habitat improvements, including upland opening maintenance and creation; savanna creation, prescribed burns, and NNIP control; aquatic habitat improvement; and, road system improvements.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46217
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Manistee, Mason. LEGAL - T22N, R15W, S 19-36; T22N, R14W, S 28-33; T21N, R16W, S 1, 9-12; T21N, R14W, S 4-9; T21N, R15W, S 1-12, 17-22, 27-34, and T21N, R16W, S 13-16, 21-28, 33-36; T20N, R15W, S 4-5. Brown Township, Dickson Township, Manistee Township, Norman Township, Stronach Township, Manistee County, Michigan. Meade Township, Mason County, Michigan.
Grasman Property Access Road Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/28/2015
Expected: 02/2016 02/2016 Katie Racey
231-745-4631 ex 3138
kracey@fs.fed.us
Description: Mr. Grassman wishes to obtain a permit to legally access his private property, using Forest Road 8397 and a short unnamed driveway. No ground disturbing activities or major vegetation removal will occur.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47823
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Mason. LEGAL - Mason County, Meade township, T20N R15W, Section 8 Mason County, Meade township, T20N R15W, Section 8
Great Lakes Energy Irons Road
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/03/2015
Expected: 03/2016 03/2016 Katie Racey
231-745-4631 ex 3138
kracey@fs.fed.us
Description: Construction of a new buried electrical transmission line along the west side of Irons Road, to be installed via plowing. The line will provide electrical service to nearby private property.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48181
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Manistee. LEGAL - Manistee County, Eden Township, T21N R14W, Section 19 Manistee County, Eden township, T21N R14W, Section 19
Great Lakes Energy Rebuild Project. Permit Amendment 3
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/22/2014
Expected: 01/2016 01/2016 Katie Racey
231-745-4631 ex 3138
kracey@fs.fed.us
Description: Realignment of existing buried powerline. Existing deteriorated line, 2500' of buried line through wooded area between 12 Mile Rd and Michael Rd, will be abandoned in place. New buried line will be along Seaman Rd and Sand Lake Dr.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44480
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Manistee. LEGAL - T21N, R13W, Section 31 Norman Township, Manistee County, Michigan
Kidd Private Property Access Road
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/28/2015
Expected: 04/2016 04/2016 Katie Racey
231-745-4631 ex 3138
kracey@fs.fed.us
Description: Mr. and Mrs. Kidd wish to construct a road across Forest lands to access their private property. They wish to use an old administrative road for part of the distance, but the last leg will require new construction.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47633
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Manistee. LEGAL - Manistee County, Dickson township, T22N R13W, Section 26 Manistee County, Dickson township, T22N R13W, Section 26
Lumberjack 100 Recreation Event
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/04/2016
Expected: 04/2016 06/2016 Kathy Bietau
231-745-4631
kbietau@fs.fed.us
Description: To conduct a 100 mile mountain bike event on the Big M Trail System for the next five (5) years (2016-2020) on the Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48676
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Manistee. LEGAL - Not Applicable Norman Township, Section 18-19 T21N R14W, and Stronach Township, Sections 13-16, 21, 24-29, 34-35, T21N R15W, Manistee County, Michigan.
Malicke Access
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/15/2015
Expected: 01/2016 01/2016 Paul Salvatore
231-775-5023
psalvatore@fs.fed.us
Description: Approval of use of Level 2 road not open to the public. Use authorized is for access to private land.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48260
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Wexford. LEGAL - NE Section 23, T23N, R12W, Michigan Meridian Wexford County
Martin Marietta Brine Pipeline Construction
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/07/2015
Est. Comment Period
03/2016
Expected: 06/2016 06/2016 Katie Racey
231-745-4631 ex 3138
kracey@fs.fed.us
Description: Construction of a new brine pipeline, and construction of a temporary access road to allow equipment to access the construction site. Removal of a gate that is no longer needed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46659
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Mason. LEGAL - Mason County, Grand Township, T20N, R17W, Sec. 26 and 27 Mason County, Grand Township, T20N, R17W, Sec. 26 and 27
Martin Marietta Brine Pipeline Permit Reissue
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/07/2015
Expected: 04/2016 04/2016 Katie Racey
231-745-4631 ex 3138
kracey@fs.fed.us
Description: Renewal of a permit for existing brine pipelines on Forest Service lands on the Manistee/Cadillac district. Lines are already in place and have been for many years. The current network consists of 7.33 miles and 27.10 acres in Mason County.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46691
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Mason. LEGAL - Not Applicable Various locations on Forest Service land in Mason County.
Michigan Consolidated Gas Company/DTE Permit Reissue
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/26/2016
Expected: 04/2016 04/2016 Katie Racey
231-745-4631 ex 3138
kracey@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue a permit to MichCon/DTE for an existing natural gas transmission pipeline across 0.93 miles of Forest Service lands in two sections, in Grant Township, Mason County.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48618
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Mason. LEGAL - Mason County, Grant township, T20N R17W, Sections 15, 27, and 34 Mason County, Grant township, T20N R17W, Sections 15, 27, and 34
North Country Run Marathon Recreation Event
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/04/2016
Expected: 04/2016 08/2016 Kathy Bietau
231-745-4631
kbietau@fs.fed.us
Description: To conduct two (2) 13.1, one (1) 26.2, and one (1) 50 mile marathon event on the Big M Trail System for the next five (5) years (2016-2020) on the Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48677
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Manistee. LEGAL - Not Applicable Norman Township (T21N R14W) Section 18-19, and Stronach Township (T21N R15W) Sections 13-16, 21, 24-29, 34-35, Manistee County, Michigan.
Pine River Stream Bank Erosion Project
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/04/2016
Expected: 03/2016 05/2016 Kathy Bietau
231-745-4631
kbietau@fs.fed.us
Description: Place filter cloth on eroded stream bank and use a helicopter to place 50-100 trees on the slope. Revegetate after trees are in place.
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Manistee. LEGAL - Not Applicable NW1/4 Section 22, T21N R13W, Manistee County, Michigan
Huron-Manistee National Forest, Huron Shores Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
06 Freel Private Road Permit Project
CE
- Land management planning
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/20/2015
Expected: 01/2016 01/2016 Patricia Thompson
989-826-3252
pthompson@fs.fed.us
Description: The Huron-Manistee National Forests received an application from the Freel family for legal access, year-round use and maintenance of an existing user-created route across National Forest System lands on the Tawas Ranger District (Huron Shores).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47977
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iosco. LEGAL - Not Applicable From Lumberman's Monument go S 1.5 miles on Monument to FSR 4101, then east approx. 5.5 miles to the intersection with Wilber Road then N approx. 1 mile to the unmarked two-track.
FDR 2145 and FDR 4543 Road Closure Project
EA
- Road management On Hold N/A N/A Kari Vanderheuel
989-739-0728x3026
kvanderheuel@fs.fed.us
Description: Physically close a quarter mile segment of Forest road 2145 and all of Forest road 4543 and remove these roads from the Forest's Motor Vehicle Use Map published annually identifying roads open to public highway legal vehicles.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44102
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iosco. LEGAL - FR 4543 is located in Sections 14 & 23, T23N, R8E, Wilbur Township, Iosco County. 2145 is found from Hale, MI travelling 2.5 mile east on Esmond Road to Iargo Trail and then north .5 mile. 4543 is found from AuSable/Oscoda, Mi travelling 4.25 miles along Old 23 to the project.
Iosco Exploration Path
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/01/2015
Expected: 01/2016 04/2016 Kari Vanderheuel
989-739-0728x3026
kvanderheuel@fs.fed.us
Description: Approve a hard surface path, 10' tread width and 14' clearing limit, previously approved as the AuSable Township Sidewalk to Oscoda Schools. The Forest proposes to work with Iosco County to provide a nonmotorized path parallel to River Road.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46070
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iosco. LEGAL - Parallel to the north section line of Section 5, T23N R9E, AuSable Township, Iosco County, Michigan A 14' clearing limit for a hard surfaced path south of the River Road right-of-way between Grass Lake Road and Oscoda Schools, 1.5 miles west of US-23.
Issuance of a New Special Use Authorization for Air Force Ground Water Monitoring Wells
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/30/2015
Expected: 02/2016 02/2016 Gordon Haase
989-739-0728 ext. 3021
ghaase@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a new special use permit to the United States Air Force for a 30-year period to replace a permit expiring 12/31/2015. 131 ground water monitoring wells are placed as part of a ground water remediation project
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46558
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iosco. LEGAL - T24N R9E Sections 29, 30, 31 & 32, Iosco County, Michigan From Oscoda, Michigan follow County Road F41 northwesterly approximately 1 mile to Perimeter Road. Turn west onto Perimeter Road and travel approximately 1 mile to the project area.
Roy Creek
EA
- Road management
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Watershed management
- Land management planning
- Recreation management
In Progress
Comment Period
09/30/2015
Expected: 03/2016 03/2016 Kari Vanderheuel
989-739-0728x3026
kvanderheuel@fs.fed.us
Description: The primary purpose of the Roy Creek Project is to create Kirtland's warbler essential breeding habitat within the Pine River KW Management Unit of the Huron National Forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41557
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Alcona, Iosco. LEGAL - T24N R7E S. 1-10, 15; T24N R6E S. 1-3, 10-12; T25N R6E S. 25, 35, 36; T 25N R7E S. 19-36 The project is located in both Iosco and Alcona Counties of Michigan. More specifically it is bordered by Cooke Pond to its south, east of M-65 and west of adjacent State Land.
Tuttle Marsh Phragmites Prescribed Burning
CE
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
On Hold N/A N/A Paul Thompson
989-739-0728
pdthompson@fs.fed.us
Description: The objective is to reduce the Phragmites infestation in Tuttle Marsh. Phragmites is a non-native invasive grass species that has strongly established itself in the marsh. Burning Phragmites would reduce seed recruitment and increase native species.
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Alcona, Iosco. LEGAL - Township 23 North, Range 8 East, Sections 27 and 28 Tuttle Marsh is located on the Tawas Ranger District of the Huron National Forest
Huron-Manistee National Forest, Mio Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
05 Au Sable River International Canoe Marathon Recreation Event
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/17/2015
Expected: 02/2016 07/2016 Patricia Thompson
989-826-3252
pthompson@fs.fed.us
Description: The Huron-Manistee NF received a request to continue to conduct a portion of the Au Sable River Canoe Marathon on dispersed and designated sites along the river from Grayling to Oscoda, MI over the next five years, 2016 - 2020.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48125
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Alcona, Crawford, Iosco, Oscoda. LEGAL - Not Applicable Sites are along the Au Sable River from Grayling to Oscoda, MI.
05 Callewaert Forest Road Use Project
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/17/2015
Expected: 12/2015 12/2015 Patricia Thompson
989-826-3252
pthompson@fs.fed.us
Description: The Huron-Manistee National Forests received an application from Tom Callewaert for legal access, year-round use and maintenance of Forest Service Roads (FSR) 4444 and 4445 across National Forest System lands on the Mio Ranger District.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48094
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Oscoda. LEGAL - Not Applicable from Mio, MI go S on M-33 2 miles, then W on Boerner Rd 1 mile, then W on FSR 4444 about 844 ft., then N on FSR 4445 5437 ft. to private property.
05 Mack Lake Homeowners Association Brush Disposal Area Project
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/20/2015
Expected: 01/2016 01/2016 Patricia Thompson
989-826-3252
pthompson@fs.fed.us
Description: The Huron-Manistee National Forests received a request from the Mack Lake Homeowners Association to use and maintain an existing brush disposal site located on NFS lands on the Mio Ranger District.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47979
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Oscoda. LEGAL - Not Applicable From Mio, MI, go S 6 miles on M-33 to Curtisville Rd. then E 1 mile to Hoy Rd (FSR 4457), then S approx. one-third mile to the entrance road.
Fairview Red Pine HFRA Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/05/2015
Est. Comment Period
01/2016
Expected: 04/2016 04/2016 Antoine Bonner
989-826-3252 ext 3306
antoinebonner@fs.fed.us
Description: Thin ~1800 acres of red pine and perform ~467 acres of timber stand improvement. Create ~54 acres of oak/pine barrens. Prescribe burn ~163 acres. Maintain ~64 acres of wildlife openings.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45947
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Alcona, Oscoda. LEGAL - T27N, R4E, S 7,8,9,16,17,22,23,24,25,26,27,34,35 and T27N, R5E, S 30, 31 NFS lands east of the town of Fairview, Michigan and north and south of Highway M-72
Mio / Harrisville - Verizon Fiber Optics Telecommunication Authorization
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Patricia Thompson
989-826-3252
pthompson@fs.fed.us
Description: Verizon's Telecommunication authorization expired. Forest Service Direction requires fiber optic rights-of-way be authorized under a seperate permit. An addition to the exisiting lines is also included.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/hmnf/pages/PlanningandProjects/mio.htm
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Alcona, Crawford, Oscoda. LEGAL - In several sections along M-18, M-72, M-33. Located in T27N, R5E in Alcona Cnty; T25N, R1-2W, & T26N, R1W.in Crawford Cnty; T25N, R3E, T26N, R1-3E, & T27N, R4E in Oscoda Cnty.
Mio/Harrisville - Verizon Copper Wire Telecommunication Authorization Reissuance
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Patricia Thompson
989-826-3252
pthompson@fs.fed.us
Description: Allow the continued use and maintenance of existing National Forest System land rights-of-way (ROW) for buried copper wire telecommunications only. Fiber optic ROWs are split out into a seperate authorization. Current permit has expired.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/hmnf/pages/PlanningandProjects/mio.htm
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Alcona, Crawford, Ogemaw, Oscoda. LEGAL - In various sections in the above Townships mostly located within road ROWs. Located in T26N, R 5-8E, T27N, R5-6E, & T28N, R9E in Alcona County, T25N, R1-2W, and T26N, R1-2W in Crawford County &T25N, R1-3E, T26N, R1-4E, T27N,R4E in Oscoda County; T24N, R3E in Ogemaw County.
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