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, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- 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, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest) R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Outfitter/Guide Special Use Authorizations Issuance/Reissuance
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2014
Expected: 01/2015 01/2015 Kristen Thrall
231-775-5023 ext 8756
kthrall@fs.fed.us
Description: During the next five years about 20 fishing guide permits and 3 canoe livery permits will expire. The proposed action is to issue authorizations for a new term to replace existing or expired authorizations when only changes are administrative.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45085
Location: UNIT - Huron-Manistee National Forest All Units. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Alcona, Iosco, Lake, Manistee, Mason, Muskegon, Oscoda, Wexford. LEGAL - Not Applicable Au Sable River in Oscoda, Alcona & Iosco Counties, Little Manistee River in Lake, Mason and Manistee Counties., Manistee River & Pine Rivers in Manistee & Wexford Co., White River in Muskegon Co.
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
Great Lakes Energy - Amendment #1
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2014
Actual: 09/10/2014
09/2014 Katie Nelson
231-745-4631
klnelson@fs.fed.us
Description: Great Lakes Energy has submitted 5 projects,including rebuilding in place (2), realigning and rebuilding (2), and new construction of overhead and underground power lines (1) on the Baldwin/White Cloud and Cadillac/Manistee Ranger Districts.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43913
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District, Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Lake, Newaygo, Wexford. LEGAL - Not Applicable The 5 projects are located in 6 Townships in 3 Counties.
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
Bigelow-Newaygo Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/20/2014
Est. Comment Period
09/2014
Expected: 11/2014 11/2014 Mark Herberger
231-723-2211 ext3109
mherberger@fs.fed.us
Description: Manage stands of oak, pine, and existing openings to enhance habitat diversity by managing for areas with unique ecological characteristics, such as prairie, grass, and savanna habitats, for the benefit of rare and endangered plant and animal species
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44135
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Mecosta, Montcalm, Newaygo. LEGAL - T13N,R10W,Sec 30; T12N,R10W,Sec 20; T12N,R11W,Sec 13,30,31; T12N,R12W, Sec 1-4,8-10,25-27,34-36; T13N,R11W,Sec 30-32; T13N,R12W,Sec 22,23,27,34,35 Aetna Township, Mecosta County; Reynolds Township, Montcalm County; Croton, Brooks, Big Prairie, Everett Townships, Newaygo County, Michigan
Cedar Creek - Closure of User Created Roads and Trails
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/23/2014
Expected: 08/2014 08/2014 Chris Riley
231-723-2211
criley01@fs.fed.us
Description: Close to motorized traffic user-created roads to protect natural resources and reduce sediment routing to Cedar Creek. There are ~15 closures that will be completed using earthern berms and cedar post fences.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45015
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Muskegon. LEGAL - Not Applicable User-created roads that originate from FR's 5591, 9844 and 9843 in sections 7, 8 and 18, Cedar Creek Township, Muskegon County.
Consumer's Energy Private Road Permit Reissuance
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/11/2014
Expected: 11/2014 12/2014 Katie Nelson
231-745-4631
katienelson@fs.fed.us
Description: Consumer's Energy has a private road special use permit to access one of their facilities that will expire 12/31/14. There is a continued need for access and they have requested a new 20-year permit.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45243
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - Not Applicable The road is located in section 3 of Webber Township, Lake County, Michigan.
Groundwater Monitoring Wells Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2014
Actual: 09/08/2014
10/2014 Diane Walker
231-745-4631
dtwalker@fs.fed.us
Description: The HMNFs proposes to reissue an expired permit to Emily Jamieson, the former owner of the Hardy Store, for the continued use and maintenance of ten groundwater monitoring wells installed to gather data after a hydrocarbon release in October of 1990.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44633
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Newaygo. LEGAL - Not Applicable The southwest corner of 36th Street and Chestnut Road intersection in the NE1/4 NE1/4 SW1/4 Section 27, Big Prairie Township (T13N,R11W), Newaygo County
Reid 20-Year Private Road Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/14/2014
Expected: 09/2014 09/2014 Kathy Bietau
231-745-4631
kbietau@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a special use private road permit to the Reids for use of an unclassified forest road to access their private property. The road is approximately 1,280 feet long. No other reasonable means of access to their property exists.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44981
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Montcalm. LEGAL - Not Applicable The road is located in the N1/2 NW1/4 NW1/4, Section 10, Reynolds Township, Montcalm County, Michigan.
Switzer 20-Year Private Road Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/14/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Kathy Bietau
231-745-4631
kbietau@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a special use private road permit to Mr. Switzer for use of an unclassified forest road. The length of the road is approximately 2,400 feet. The permit will allow him to maintain the road. No other reasonable means of access exist.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44982
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Newaygo. LEGAL - Not Applicable The road is located in the E1/2, Section 1, Brooks Township, Newaygo County, Michigan.
Wheatlake/DeYoung
CE
- Land ownership management On Hold N/A N/A Paul Salvatore
231-775-5023
psalvatore@fs.fed.us
Description: Land-for-Land Exchange
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Mecosta, Newaygo, Oceana. E½ NE¼ SW¼ SE¼, Section 21, E½ NE¼ SW¼ SE¼, Section 30, T13N, R16W, S½ S½ NW¼ NW¼, Section 4, T12 N, R12W, NW¼ SW¼, Section 30, T15N, R10W
Huron-Manistee National Forest, Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Ace Communications
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Christopher Frederick
231-723-2211 ext. 3105
cfrederick@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
Black Locust Fuelwood EA
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period
06/19/2014
Expected: 09/2014 09/2014 Matthew McQueen
231-723-2211 x3121
mmcqueen@fs.fed.us
Description: Convert two black locust stands (19 acres total) to upland openings. Treat black locust with a combination of herbicide and firewood cutting. After the trees are removed the openings would be planted and maintained with prescribed fire.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43807
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Wexford. LEGAL - T23N, R12W, Sections 25 and 26 Springville Township, Wexford County, Michigan
Buchanan Private Road Permit
CE
- Road management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/21/2014
Expected: 09/2014 09/2014 Christopher Frederick
231-723-2211 ext. 3105
cfrederick@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a new 20-year permit to use and maintain an existing road to allow access to private property.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43924
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Manistee. LEGAL - T21N, R15W, SE1/4, SW1/4 of Section 23 Stronach Township, Manistee County, Michigan
Caberfae Sled Dog Race
CE
- Special use management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2014
Expected: 09/2014 11/2014 Kathy Bietau
231-745-4631
kbietau@fs.fed.us
Description: Two day sled dog event on a couple of FS roads near Caberfae.
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Wexford. LEGAL - Not Applicable Caberfae Area, Wexford County, Michigan
Cherryland Electric
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/20/2014
Expected: 09/2014 09/2014 Christopher Frederick
231-723-2211 ext. 3105
cfrederick@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
Great Lakes Energy
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/24/2012
Expected: 09/2014 09/2014 Christopher Frederick
231-723-2211x3105
cfrederick@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a new 30-year permit for the continued operation of electric distribution lines.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39688
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Lake, Manistee, Mason, Wexford. LEGAL - Wexford, Manistee, Lake, Mason Counties, Michigan 44.3 acres in Wexford, Manistee, Lake, and Mason counties.
Great Lakes Energy Rebuild Project
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/22/2014
Expected: 09/2014 09/2014 Katie Nelson
231-7454631 ext 3138
klnelson@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
Habitat for Humanity Black Bear Bike Race
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Kathy Bietau
231-745-4631
kbietau@fs.fed.us
Description: One day recreation event on the Mackenzie Trail system, limited participants.
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Wexford. LEGAL - Not Applicable Mackenzie Trail System, Wexford County, Michigan
High Bridge North Country Trail Reroute
CE
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Christopher Frederick
231-745-4631x3138
cfrederick@fs.fed.us
Description: Relocate existing trail away from eroding bank along the Big Manistee River.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37612
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Manistee. LEGAL - T22N, R14W, Section 28, NW 1/4; Dickson West Township, Manistee County, Michigan East of Highbridge Road on the north bank of the Big Manistee River.
Irrigation Storage Pond
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/20/2014
Expected: 09/2014 09/2014 Christopher Frederick
231-723-2211 ext. 3105
cfrederick@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a 5 year permit to John Urka for the purpose of a storage pond for irrigation.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43936
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Manistee. LEGAL - T22N, R14W, S1/2, N1/2, NW1/4, NE1/4 of Section 11 Dickson Township(West), Manistee County, Michigan
USGS-Gravel Pit Boring
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2014
Expected: 09/2014 09/2014 Kathy Bietau
231-745-4631
kbietau@fs.fed.us
Description: USGS research project in support of surficial geologic mapping on the HMNF. Project involves drilling core samples at three abandoned gravel pit locations on NFS lands in Wexford County. Land surface will be returned to grade upon completion.
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Wexford. LEGAL - T21N, R12W, SW1/4, Section 13 and NW1/4 Section 15; T22N, R11W, NW1/4, Section 6, Wexford County, Michigan Wexford County, Michigan
Upper River Road Trailhead for the North Country Trail
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/20/2014
Expected: 07/2014 07/2014 Christopher Frederick
231-723-2211 ext. 3105
cfrederick@fs.fed.us
Description: Expand the trailhead parking area to accommodate 20 vehicles. Project work would include removing some trees, grading the area and may include adding gravel.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43933
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Manistee. LEGAL - T22N, R13W, SE1/4, NW1/4 of Section 22 Dickson Township(East), 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 John T. Boone Private Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management
- Road management
Analysis Completed Expected: 08/2014
Actual: 08/28/2014
09/2014 Gordon Haase
989-739-0728 ext. 3021
ghaase@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a 20-year private road special use permit for access from National Forest System lands to private lands. The special use would include a gate on Forest Road 2192 to control public motor vehicle use.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40968
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iosco. LEGAL - Linear right of way in the NE SW Section 16, T24N R5E, Iosco County, Michigan. From Jose Lake Drive, less than 1/2 mile west along Jose Lake Road to the Boone Access Road and Forest Road 2193.
Air Force - PFOA/PFOS Remediation Project
CE
- Watershed management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2014
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 Kari Vanderheuel
989-739-0728x3026
kvanderheuel@fs.fed.us
Description: Provide a special use permit authorizing the Air Force and contractors to operate a ground water remediation facility involving a water pipeline and an infiltration trench on National Forest System lands within an area of groundwater contamination.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44106
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iosco. LEGAL - Part of the South 1/2 of Section 30 T24N R9E, Oscoda Township, Iosco County, Michigan. The project is south of the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base runways and north of the Clark's Marsh area.
Emerson Pit Operations Plan
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2014
Expected: 08/2014 08/2014 Gordon Haase
989-739-0728 ext. 3021
ghaase@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuance of a stockpile permit to the Alcona County Road Commission for a 5 year period to temporarily store mineral materials removed and processed from the Emerson Gravel Pit on Kimberlin Road. Minerals are State owned and a Lease is to be issued.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44584
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Alcona. LEGAL - Section 12 of T25N R6E, Michigan Meridian From Glennie travel 4.5 miles east on County Road F30 to Kimberlin Road. Turn north and travel for approximately 1 mile to the Emerson Pit location on the west side of the road.
FDR 2097 Culvert Replacement
CE
- Road management Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2014
Actual: 09/09/2014
10/2014 Gordon Haase
989-739-0728 ext. 3021
ghaase@fs.fed.us
Description: The Huron-Manistee National Forests received 2014 funding to replace an inadequate culvert on Forest Development Road 2097 serving road access needs to dispersed camping and other National Forest System lands south of Foote Pond on the AuSable River.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44104
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iosco. LEGAL - Section 22 of T24N R7E, Oscoda Township, Iosco County, Michigan. The nearest community is Oscoda and the project is approximately 12 miles west of Oscoda on River Road and then approximately 3 miles north of River Road beyond the end of Cooke Dam Road.
FDR 2145 and FDR 4543 Road Closure Project
EA
- Road management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/09/2014
Est. Comment Period
12/2014
Expected: 05/2015 06/2015 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 - 2145 is located in Section 18 of T23N R6E Plainfield Township Iosco County. 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.
Michael D. Rose Private Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2014
Expected: 07/2014 08/2014 Gordon Haase
989-739-0728 ext. 3021
ghaase@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a 20 year private road special use permit for access from National Forest System lands to private lands. The special use is a separate authorization from an existing neighbor authorization and involves existing gates on Forest Road 2161.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43328
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iosco. LEGAL - Sections 1, 12 & 13 T24N R5E and Section 18 T24N R6E, Iosco County Plainfield and Oscoda Townships, Michigan Meridian. From Bissonette Road west of M65 approximately 5 miles to the Link Ranch Property access road. The permit road is beyond the gated private property and along the ITC Powerline right of way.
Roy Creek
EA
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Land management planning
- Recreation management
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/18/2013
Est. Comment Period
04/2015
Expected: 08/2015 10/2015 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.
Soil and Water Restoration Projects
CE
- Watershed management Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2014
Actual: 08/20/2014
09/2014 Paul Thompson
989-739-0728
pdthompson@fs.fed.us
Description: Physically close and restore unauthorized roads and trails to natural conditions by placement of closure devices and reshaping natural contours to re-etablish natural drainage and restore vegetation growth.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44129
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Alcona, Iosco. LEGAL - T28N R9E Section 20 ; T26N R8E Section 4 & 5; T26N R8E Section 5; T25N R6E Section 1; Alcona County: T26N R6E Section 20; T26N R5E Sections 26 & 27; T24N R7E Section 16; T23N R7E Section 28 & 33; T24N R9E Section 30; Iosco County, Michigan Reference project map and narrative attached to this notice.
Tuttle Marsh Phragmites Prescribed Burning
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
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
Wilbur Creek Trail Bridge Replacement
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2014
Expected: 10/2014 05/2015 Gordon Haase
989-739-0728 ext. 3021
ghaase@fs.fed.us
Description: The existing bridge spans Wilbur Creek and is part of the Michigan Shore to Shore Horseback Riding and Hiking Trail and is 36 years old. Replacement plans involve treated wood and design will meet Forest Service Horse Trail Bridge standards.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44090
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Alcona. LEGAL - Section 16 of T25N R5E, Curtis Township, Alcona County Michigan. From Curtisville, Michigan this project is approximately 1/4 mile east on Bamfield Road and then 1/4 mile north along the Horseback Riding Trail.
Huron-Manistee National Forest, Mio Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
05 Huron Zone - Merit Energy Company Monitoring Wells Permit Amendment 3
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 08/2014
Actual: 08/11/2014
08/2014 Patricia Thompson
989-826-3252
pthompson@fs.fed.us
Description: The Huron-Manistee National Forests received a request from Merit Energy Co. to install additional remediation improvements at the Big Creek 3-16 well site located on the Mio Ranger District, Section 16, T25N, R2E, Big Creek Twp, Oscoda County, MI.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44766
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Oscoda. LEGAL - Not Applicable From Mio, MI go S on M33 approx 6 miles to FSR 4155,Deyarndman Rd, then west approx. 3.75 miles to FSR 4382, then approx 0.5 mile to 3-16 well entrance road.
05 Huron Zone Special Uses Merit Energy Improvements Amendment
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 08/2014
Actual: 08/28/2014
08/2014 Patricia Thompson
989-826-3252
pthompson@fs.fed.us
Description: The Huron-Manistee National Forests, received an application from Merit Energy Company (Merit) to make and install improvements to the 6" transmission pipeline located on the Mio Ranger District.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44705
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Oscoda. LEGAL - Not Applicable Sections8,15 & 23, T25N, R2 E, Big Creek Township, Oscoda County, Michigan; Sections 29, 30, 33, & 34, T25N,R3E, Mentor Township, Oscoda County MI
05 Recreation Event - Oscoda County Mio "1st Dam" Canoe Race
CE
- Special area management Analysis Completed Expected: 08/2014
Actual: 08/08/2014
08/2014 Patricia Thompson
989-826-3252
pthompson@fs.fed.us
Description: The Huron-Manistee National Forests received an application to hold a portion of the Mio First Dam Canoe Race event on the Mio Ranger District, the third weekend of August for the next five years (2014-2018).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45011
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Oscoda. LEGAL - Not Applicable From Mio, Michigan go east on McKinley Road just north of the Au Sable River approx. 10 miles, then south on Evans road approx. 1/4 mile to landing.
Briggs and Bridge KW and Hazardous Fuels Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/26/2014
Est. Comment Period
09/2014
Expected: 03/2015 05/2015 Karlis Lazda
989-826-3252
klazda@fs.fed.us
Description: Clearcut and plant 583 acres of KW habitat,thin 1779 acres of red pine, prescribe burn 606 acres for fuels reduction,construct 380 acres of fuelbreaks,create 151 acres & maintain 137 acres of wildlife openings, close 1.9 miles of Forest roads
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43303
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Crawford, Oscoda. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project is located on the Mio Ranger District. It spans east from Chase Bridge Rd to M-33 and south from M-72 to the Huron-Manistee National Forests boundary.
Gardner Land-for-Land Exchange
EA
- Land ownership management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/29/2014
Est. Comment Period
07/2014
Expected: 10/2014 10/2014 Paul Salvatore
231-775-5023
psalvatore@fs.fed.us
Description: Land-for-Land Exchange
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42945
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Manistee. LEGAL - SESWNE, SWSWNE, section 7, T25N, R2E, Michigan Meridian. Oscoda County, Big Creek Township Luzerne, Michigan
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.
Old Runway Red Pine and Alder CE
CE
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/20/2014
Expected: 11/2014 12/2014 Antoine Bonner
989-826-3252 ext 3306
antoinebonner@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will thin approximately 30 acres of red pine and improve 63 acres of alder for wildlife habitat.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44069
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Crawford, Oscoda. LEGAL - Not Applicable The red pine stand is in Crawford County, just north of Sunrise Road. Alder units are in Oscoda County at the end of FSR 3047 and also at the junction of Meadows M33 Trail and Deyarmond Valley Road.
Reissuance of the Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/31/2014
Expected: 04/2014 04/2014 Patricia Thompson
989-826-3252
pthompson@fs.fed.us
Description: The Huron-Manistee National Forests, received a request from Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership to continue their use, occupancy, and maintenance of a pipeline and right-of-way across National Forest System lands located on the Mio Ranger District.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40331
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Oscoda. LEGAL - In portions of Sections 3, 10, 15, 22, 23, and 35, T26N, R1E, and Sections 2, 11, 14, 23, 24, 25, 26 and 35 in T25N, R1E, Big Creek Township, Oscoda County Michigan. From the intersection of M-72 and Co Rd 489 go west approximately 1.5 miles to the 60 foot pipeline right-of-way, then N or S from there.
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