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, 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
Heterobasidion Root Disease Spread Prevention Programmatic Environmental Assessment
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
10/21/2016
Est. Comment Period
05/2017
Expected: 11/2017 11/2017 Carol Young
231-775-5023 ext.8760
cayoung@fs.fed.us
Description: Programmatic Evaluation of treatment of pine stumps following cutting to prevent the spread of Heterobasidion root disease in areas within 25 miles of a known infection to reduce spread of disease within pine stands on the HMNF.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50520
Location: UNIT - Huron-Manistee National Forest All Units. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Alcona, Crawford, Iosco, Manistee, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Ogemaw, Oscoda, Wexford. LEGAL - Not Applicable National Forest System Lands within the boundaries of the Huron-Manistee National Forests in pine stands.
Huron-Manistee National Forest, Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Asher Private Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Diane Walker
231-745-4631
dtwalker@fs.fed.us
Description: Earnest Asher has submitted an application for legal access, year-round use, and maintenance of an existing road. The road is not open to public vehicle use and the installation of a gate will be considered.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49795
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Oceana. LEGAL - SW1/4 SW1/4, Section 31, Otto Township The road is located in the SW1/4 SW1/4, Section 31, Otto Township, Oceana County
Baldwin Municipal Airport Glide Path Special Use Permit
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Cancelled N/A N/A Diane Walker
231-745-4631
dtwalker@fs.fed.us
Description: The Huron-Manistee National Forests has received an application from the Baldwin Municipal Airport Manager for a special use permit to allow for the removal of obstructions, i.e. trees, within the glide path of the airport runway.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50050
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - NW1/4 SE1/4 SE1/4 Section 11, Pleasant Plains Twp., Lake County Permit area is on the east side of the airport adjacent to Airport Runway 9.
Czarnopsis Private Road Special Use Permit
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 01/2017
Actual: 01/09/2017
01/2017 Kathy Bietau
231-745-4631
kbietau@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a special use permit for the Mr. Czarnopsis to reach his property
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50882
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - T17N, R12W, SE1/4, SE1/4, NW1/4, and S1/2, NE1/4, Section 18, Yates Township, Lake county Michigan. T17N, R12W Section 18 Lake County Michigan, Off of McCork Street.
Forest Road 5134 Reconstruction Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Road management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/23/2017
Expected: 08/2017 09/2017 Kathy Bietau
231-745-4631
kbietau@fs.fed.us
Description: Reconstruct FR 5134 to Forest Service standards for level 4 Forest Roads. The proposed work area includes 40 feet each side of the road centerline for the entire length of the road, approx. 3 miles.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51150
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Newaygo. LEGAL - Not Applicable Sections 3-4, 9-10, and 15 of Norwich Township, Newaygo County, Michigan.
Gilbert Lake
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Road management
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/02/2017
Est. Comment Period
02/2018
Expected: 07/2018 07/2018 Mark Herberger
231-723-2211
mherberger@fs.fed.us
Description: Project activities include aspen and jack pine regeneration, aspen and alder hand cutting, wildlife opening management, red pine treatments including thinning and regeneration, road system activities, erosion control, and recreation improvements.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51208
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Newaygo, Oceana. LEGAL - T15N,R14W,Sec 3; T16N,R14W,Sec 7,16,17,20,21,22,27; T15N,R15W,Sec 1,2,3,5; T16N,R15W,Sec 3,7,10-14,17,19-24,27-31,34,35; T16N,R16W,Sec 12,13,23-26,35,36. Beaver and Troy Townships, Newaygo County, and Leavitt, Colfax, and Crystal Townships, Oceana County, Michigan.
Hungerford Grouse Habitat Management
CE
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
On Hold N/A N/A Kathleen Mahoney
231-745-5830
kmahoney@fs.fed.us
Description: Harvest approximately 300 acres of aspen in multiple stands and mixed stands to improve wildlife habitat by regenerating aspen, creating grouse drumming logs and habitat diversity.
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Newaygo. LEGAL - T16N, R11W, Secs. 7-9 and 16-21 Barton Twnshp.T16N, R12W, Secs. 10-15 and 22-24 Home Township. Hungerford Grouse Management Area Barton and Home Townships
Hungerford Trail 25 Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/23/2017
Expected: 11/2017 05/2018 Kathy Bietau
231-745-4631
kbietau@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct approx. 3.5 miles of nonmotorized horse trail to provide a loop riding experience from the 13 Mile Trailhead in the Hungerford Recreation Area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51148
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Newaygo. LEGAL - Not Applicable Sections 34-35, Barton Township T16N R11W, and Sections 2-3, Norwich Township, T15N R11W, Newaygo County, Michigan.
Kragness Brothers, Inc. Forest Road Permit
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 02/2017
Actual: 02/24/2017
04/2017 Kathy Bietau
231-745-4631
kbietau@fs.fed.us
Description: Kragness Brothers, Inc. have submitted an application for a special use permit to access their private land. Approx. 1415 feet of Forest Road 6584 located in the W1/2 SW1/4 NW1/4, Section 26, T19N R14W, Sauble Township, Lake County, Michigan.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50008
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - Not Applicable W1/2 SW1/4 NW1/4, Section 26, T19N R14W, Sauble Township, Lake County, Michigan.
Lavigne Private Road Special Use Permits
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 02/2017
Actual: 02/16/2017
04/2017 Kathy Bietau
231-745-4631
kbietau@fs.fed.us
Description: To issue 20-year Private Road Permit to Ms. Lavigne for year-round use and maintenance of existing unclassified forest road to access her private property.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48868
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Oceana. LEGAL - N1/2, NW1/4, NW1/4, SW1/4, Section 10, T13N R15W, Greenwood Township, Oceana County N1/2, NW1/4, NW1/4, SW1/4, Section 10, T13N R15W, Greenwood Township, Oceana County
Loda Lake Site and Trail Improvements
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special area management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/03/2017
Expected: 05/2017 08/2017 Diane Walker
231-745-4631
dtwalker@fs.fed.us
Description: Replace gravel sidewalks from the parking area to the pavilion and to the trail system with concrete walkways and reconstruct approximately 500 feet of trail that connects the parking area with the boardwalk to make it accessible.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51216
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Newaygo. LEGAL - Not Applicable The site is located in T14N, R13W (Lincoln Township) in the NE1/4 of Section 2 and T15N, R13W (Merrill Township) in the SE1/4 of Section 35.
Muskegon River Watershed Riparian Planting on Private Land
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Watershed management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/09/2016
Expected: 04/2017 05/2017 Chris Riley
(231) 723-2211-3122
criley01@fs.fed.us
Description: The USFS is proposing to partner with the Muskegon River Watershed Assembly to plant native trees in riparian corridors on private lands with landowner agreements in the Muskegon River watershed in Muskegon, Newaygo, and Mecosta counties.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50785
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Mecosta, Muskegon, Newaygo. LEGAL - Not Applicable Riparian corridor of the Muskegon River in Muskegon, Newaygo, and Mecosta counties on private land.
Pere Marquette National Scenic River - River Access and Bank Stabilization Projects
EA
- Special area management
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/21/2016
Est. Comment Period
05/2017
Expected: 10/2017 12/2017 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.
Riparian Black Locust Underplanting
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Analysis Completed Expected: 01/2017
Actual: 01/27/2017
04/2017 Chris Riley
406-682-4253
criley01@fs.fed.us
Description: Plant red and white pine or other native species where appropriate beneath black locust stands, in riparian areas along the Pere Marquette river from forks landing to Custer bridge.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50702
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Lake, Mason. LEGAL - T17N, R13W sec. 15, 16, 17, 18, & 23; T17N, R14W sec 1, 2, 3,12, 13; T18N, R14W sec 27, 28, 29, 30, 34; T18N, R15W sec 19, 20, 21, 22, 23,24, 25; T18N, R16W sec 22, 23, 24 Riparian Areas along the Pere Marquette River between Forks Landing and Custer Bridge river access sites.
Unger Lake ORV Restoration Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/09/2017
Expected: 04/2017 07/2017 Diane Walker
231-745-4631
dtwalker@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to repair damage caused by illegal ORV use in section 29 of Holton Twp. by closing illegal hill climbs, unauthorized roads, and restoring the site. Funding for the project will be a grant from the Michigan DNR.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51068
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Muskegon. LEGAL - Not Applicable Off of Ewing Drive and Holton-Whitehall Road In section 29 of Holton Township(T12R16), Muskegon County, Michigan
Wierengo Endurance Horse Rides
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special area management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/27/2017
Expected: 04/2017 05/2017 Kathy Bietau
231-745-4631
kbietau@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal for three competitive endurance horse events on National Forest land each year from 2017-2021. The events will take place on existing private, county, and National Forest roads in Denver and Lincoln Townships, Newaygo County, Michigan.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51010
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Newaygo. LEGAL - Not Applicable Sections 1, 12-14, and 24, Denver Township (T14N R14W) and sections 4-6, Lincoln Township (T14N R13W), Newaygo County, Michigan.
Willison Access Road
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 02/2017
Actual: 02/24/2017
02/2017 Katie Racey
231-745-4631 ex 3138
kracey@fs.fed.us
Description: Randy Willison wishes to obtain legal access to his private property. The proposed route is along Forest Road 5146 and an attached section of non-system road. Regular road maintenance activities will be authorized.
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - Lake County, Yates township, T17N R12W, Section 1. Lake County, Yates township, T17N R12W, Section 1.
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

   *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Analysis Completed Expected: 03/2017
Actual: 03/06/2017
04/2017 Paul Thompson
989-739-0728
pdthompson@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
Cran-Hill Ranch Camping Outfitter/Guide Proposal
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/05/2017
Expected: 03/2017 03/2017 Katie Racey
231-745-4631 ex 3138
kracey@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a 5 year permit for guided hikes and camping trips for young people on the Manistee River Trail and North Country Trail . Fewer than 50 individuals total will visit each year, in groups of no more than 10. Trips will be 1-4 days in length.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50929
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Manistee. LEGAL - Manistee County, T23 N 13 W Sec. 25, 35, & 36, and T22 N R 13 W, Sec 2, 11, 14, 23 Manistee County, T23 N 13 W Sec. 25, 35, & 36, and T22 N R 13 W, Sec 2, 11, 14, 23
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Recreation Event Hike
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/21/2017
Expected: 05/2017 09/2017 Kathy Bietau
231-745-4631
kbietau@fs.fed.us
Description: The District has received an application from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to conduct a hike on the North Country National Scenic Trail and the Manistee River Trail for the next three (3) years (2017-2019).
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Manistee. LEGAL - Not Applicable Sections 2-3, 10-11, 14-15, 22-23, T22N R13W, Dickson Township, and Sections 24-26, 35-36, T23N R13W, Marilla Township, Manistee County, Michigan.
Double Nickel Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/23/2015
Est. Comment Period
04/2017
Expected: 07/2017 08/2017 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.
Great Lakes Energy Powerline Burial Amendment 5
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 03/2017
Actual: 02/16/2017
03/2017 Jonathan Thompson
231-723-2211 ext 3105
jonthompson@fs.fed.us
Description: Amend a Great Lakes Energy permit to include approximately 2700' of additional buried powerline in the vicinity of FR5605 and Little River Road. The powerline has been requested for a private residence that is surrounded by the National Forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50539
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Mason. LEGAL - T21N R15W Section 30 Distribution line would be along Little River Road.
Great Lakes Energy Rebuild Project. Permit Amendment 4
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/22/2014
Expected: 02/2017 02/2017 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
Hoags Lake Red Pine Salvage
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Analysis Completed Expected: 03/2017
Actual: 03/20/2017
04/2017 Matthew McQueen
231-723-2211
mmcqueen@fs.fed.us
Description: Harvest wind damaged trees and thin the remainder of a red pine stand located in Freesoil Township of Mason County, Michigan. Trees in the stand were affected by a straight line wind event that occurred within the last 5 years.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51326
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Mason. LEGAL - T20N, R16W, Sec 3 Freesoil Township, Mason County, Michigan
Martin Marietta Brine Pipeline Construction
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Comment Period
10/25/2016
Expected: 06/2017 06/2017 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 and reissue the permit for the existing brine line.
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 Permit Re-issue
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/03/2014
Expected: 04/2017 04/2017 Katie Racey
231-745-4631 ex 3138
kracey@fs.fed.us
Description: Martin Marietta holds a permit for a brine transmission pipeline 7.33 miles and 27.10 acres of Forest Service lands, which expired on December 31, 2015. They asked that their expired permit be reissued for the maximum term, an additional 30 years.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49734
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Manistee. LEGAL - Mason County, T20N R16W, sec. 6; T20N R17W sections 8, 9, 14, 15, 22, 23, 27, and 34; T20N R17W sections 16 and 33. Mason County, T20N R16W, sec. 6; T20N R17W sections 8, 9, 14, 15, 22, 23, 27, and 34; T20N R17W sections 16 and 33.
Megataka Vegetation Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Heritage resource management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2017
Expected: 04/2018 05/2018 Mark Herberger
(231) 723-2211
mherberger@fs.fed.us
Description: Includes aspen and jack and red pine clearcutting, red pine and hardwood thinning, red pine overstory removal, hardwood single tree selection harvesting, opening maintenance, road system work, NNIS treatments, and watershed activities.
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Wexford. LEGAL - Not Applicable Northeastern area of the Cadillac-Manistee Ranger District
Michigan Consolidated Gas Company/DTE Permit Reissue
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/26/2016
Expected: 04/2017 04/2017 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
Pine River Stream Bank Erosion Project
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/04/2016
Expected: 05/2017 05/2017 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48430
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Manistee. LEGAL - Not Applicable NW1/4 Section 22, T21N R13W, Manistee County, Michigan
Road Maintenance Level Changes Project EA
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Road management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/03/2016
Est. Comment Period
04/2017
Expected: 07/2017 07/2017 Barbara Heidel
231-723-2211
bheidel@fs.fed.us
Description: Changing the maintenance levels of seven Level II system roads to Level I or historic roads. A total of 4 miles of Forest Roads would be changed, and .3 miles would be Level I needed for access to private property.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49083
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Manistee, Mason, Wexford. LEGAL - T23N,R12W,Sec 23,26; T20N,R15W,Sec 8; T21N,R10W,Sec 32,33; T21N,R15W,Sec 24; T21N,R10W,Sec 30. Springville, Cherry Grove Townships, Wexford County; Meade Township, Mason County; East Stronach Township, Manistee County
Road-Stream Crossing Replacements and Sediment Basin Restoration
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/23/2017
Expected: 04/2017 04/2017 Chris Riley
231-723-2211-3122
criley01@fs.fed.us
Description: Replace or resurface three existing road-stream crossings that impact stream function and/or aquatic organism passage with stream-simulation structures, and to restore wood to three stream and riparian segments previously treated as sediment basins.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51329
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Lake, Manistee, Wexford. LEGAL - T21N,R12W,Sec 6; T21N,R12W,Sec 36; T20N,R14W,Sec 5; T22N,R14W,Sec 10; T21N,R15W, Sec 5,8; T23N,R14W,Sec 7,18 South Branch Township, Wexford County; Elk Township, Lake County; Dickson, Stronach, Maple Grove Townships, Manistee County, Michigan
Snowmobile Trail #614 Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/16/2016
Est. Comment Period
08/2017
Expected: 10/2017 07/2019 Kathy Bietau
231-745-4631
kbietau@fs.fed.us
Description: Build & designate a snowmobile trail approx.20 ft wide and 4700 ft long, on the north side of 8 Mile road from Elk Hwy to Tyndall on FS lands link with County & DNR trail. Decommission a segment of trail through Bear Swamp that is currently unsafe.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50617
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Lake, Mason. LEGAL - T20N R14W, Elk Township, Sections 7, 19, 30-31, Lake County, and T20N R15W, Meade Township, Sections 24-26, 36, Mason County, Michigan T20N R14W, Elk Township, Sections 7, 19, 30-31, Lake County, and T20N R15W, Meade Township, Sections 24-26, 36, Mason County, Michigan.
Suicide Bend Native Tree Planting
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
Analysis Completed Expected: 03/2017
Actual: 03/20/2017
04/2017 Chris Riley
(231) 723-2211-3122
criley01@fs.fed.us
Description: On the steep slope at Suicide Bend plant native tree species so that their root mass will help provide slope stability.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49550
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Manistee. LEGAL - T22N, R14W, Sections 25 and 36 Manistee River at Suicide Bend about 1 mile downstream of Tippy Dam. Lat. 42.2677, Long. -85.9426
Temporary Resistance Board Weir Substrate Rail Special Use Permit
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants On Hold N/A N/A Mark Herberger
231-723-2211 ext 3109
mherberger@fs.fed.us
Description: The USFS would authorize a Special Use Permit to allow the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians to anchor a temporary weir to the bottom of the Manistee River, the only land in the Project Area under the jurisdiction of the USFS.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50783
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Manistee. LEGAL - Not Applicable One river kilometer downstream from the Rainbow Bend river access site.
Wolf Camping Outfitter/Guide proposal
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/05/2017
Expected: 03/2017 03/2017 Katie Racey
231-745-4631 ex 3138
kracey@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a 5 year permit to Aaron Wolf of Adventures Accessed to transport, outfit, and guide groups of no more than 8 people at a time to recreation sites for hiking and camping. 30-80 individuals will participate each year in no more than 10 trips.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50924
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Lake, Manistee, Muskegon, Newaygo, Wexford. LEGAL - Not Applicable Government Landing, Highbanks Lake, Sawkaw Lake, Manistee River Trail, White River Trail, Hidden Lakes area (including Amaung Lake and Sawkaw Lake)
Huron-Manistee National Forest, Huron Shores Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
CenturyLink Telco Upgrades
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/17/2016
Expected: 09/2017 09/2017 Bob Magon
520-749-7715
bmagon@fs.fed.us
Description: request from Century Link Telco Company for authorization within an existing 10 ft. linear ROW for placement of buried copper and fiber cable and Telco equipment paralleling the Channel Rd and M-65 Hwy existing ROW.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49940
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Oscoda. LEGAL - Not Applicable Project Location: Iosco County, Michigan, Huron National Forest %u2013 Huron Shores Ranger Station, (Tawas Ranger District) T23N, R5E, section 13, NE ¼ (Job: N. 053306) T24N, R5E, section 27, SE ¼ (Job: N.053328)
Hoist and Comstock Lakes Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/02/2017
Est. Comment Period
04/2017
Expected: 03/2018 04/2018 Persephone Whelan
989-739-0728
pdwhelan@fs.fed.us
Description: Hoist and Comstock Lakes Area will manage resources for the benefit of the ecosystem and the local economy. Treatments will include harvesting pine and hardwood stands, reducing fire risk, abatement of NNIS, and wildlife improvement projects.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50599
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iosco. LEGAL - Not Applicable Hoist and Comstock Lakes Area
Iosco Exploration Path
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/01/2015
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 Randy Griffith
208-542-5812
rsgriffith@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.
River Road
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
- Forest products
On Hold N/A N/A Tony Martoglio
606-376-5323
tmartoglio@fs.fed.us
Description: To manage for forest products for the local community, hazardous fuels reduction, recreation facilities and roads, and wildlife habitat improvement and maintenance.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50753
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iosco. LEGAL - Not Applicable Eastern Au Sable River area
Tawas Point Birding Festival
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2017
Actual: 03/01/2017
04/2017 Andrew Kenyon
989-826-3252
akenyon02@fs.fed.us
Description: Michigan Audubon Society to conduct annual organized events on National Forest lands. The Michigan Audubon Society will sponsor the Tawas Point Birding Festival. They will conduct guided group tours of three areas on the National Forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50752
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iosco. LEGAL - Not Applicable Tawas Point, Tawas City, MI
Huron-Manistee National Forest, Mio Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Red Shoulder Dam #1 Removal
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Watershed management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/02/2017
Expected: 06/2017 06/2017 James Strezishar
231-775-5023 x8738
jtstrezishar@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will remove the remnants of Red Shoulder Dam #1 to restore the flow of waters into natural channels and floodplains.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50883
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Oscoda. LEGAL - Not Applicable Red Shoulder Dam #1 off of Curtisville Road southeast of Mio, MI
Six Mile Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period
01/12/2017
Expected: 11/2017 12/2017 Kimberly Piccolo
989-826-3252 ext. 3334
kpiccolo@fs.fed.us
Description: This project includes treating developing breeding habitat for the Kirtlands warbler, managing timber resources, creating early successional habitat for wildlife, treating hazardous fuel loading, increasing user access and treating invasive species.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50455
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Oscoda. LEGAL - T26N,R1E,S 25,35,36. T25N, R1E,S 1,2,12 to 14,23,24.T25N, R2E,S 3 to 11, 15 to 17.T26N, R3E,S1to5, 8 to 12,24to26,35,36. T26N,R4E, S5 to 24,26 to 34. T25N,R4E,S 1 to 6, 8to12, 14 to 17,20 to 22,27,28 The proposed actions are located on National Forest System lands in Mentor and Big Creek Townships, Oscoda County Michigan.
Three Lakes Aspen and Hardwoods Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Forest products
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2017
Expected: 03/2018 05/2018 Karlis Lazda
989-826-3252
klazda@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will manage for timber production, hazardous fuels accumulation, recreation facilities and trails, and wildlife habitat enhancement.
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Oscoda. LEGAL - Not Applicable Three Lakes Area
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