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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Comment Period
08/24/2017
Expected: 02/2018 02/2018 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, Lake, 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
Consumers Energy Project Amendment #16
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/05/2018
Expected: 06/2018 06/2018 Kathy Bietau
231-745-4631
kbietau@fs.fed.us
Description: To provide electrical service to Consumers Energy customer. Installation of approximately 1,286 feet of underground electrical line, 34 feet west of centerline, 116th Ave, on National Forest land.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53162
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Oceana. LEGAL - Not Applicable W1/2, Section 31, T13N R16W, Otto Township, Oceana County, Michigan.
Gilbert Lake
EA
- Forest products
- Recreation management
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
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
Muskegon River Watershed Riparian Planting on Private Land
CE
- Watershed management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/09/2016
Expected: 01/2018 04/2018 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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/21/2016
Est. Comment Period
02/2018
Expected: 06/2018 06/2018 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.
Richards Private Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special area management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/09/2017
Expected: 01/2018 01/2018 Kathy Bietau
231-745-4631
kbietau@fs.fed.us
Description: Mr. Richards has submitted a proposal to use an unclassified Forest Service Road to access his private property. The road is 1,600 feet in length and 12 feet in width.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52837
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Newaygo. LEGAL - Not Applicable NE1/4 NW1/4, Section 24, T12N R11W, Croton Township, Newaygo County, Michigan.
Riley Private Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/19/2017
Expected: 01/2018 01/2018 Kathy Bietau
231-745-4631
kbietau@fs.fed.us
Description: Mr. Louis W. Riley has submitted an application to use an unclassified Forest Service Road to access his private property.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52721
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Mason. LEGAL - Not Applicable SE1/4 SW1/4, Section 2, T18N R15W, Branch Township, Mason County, Michigan.
Huron-Manistee National Forest, Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2017 CadMan Road-Stream Crossings
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/07/2017
Expected: 02/2018 03/2018 Chris Riley
231-723-2211-3122
criley01@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose and need of this project is to restore aquatic organism passage and channel function by replacing nine road-stream crossings in the Peterson Creek watershed with stream simulation structures.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52167
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Manistee, Wexford. LEGAL - T21N, R12W, Sections 3,4,6,9,10; T22N, R13W, Section 36 Dickson Township, Manistee County and South Branch Township, Wexford County, Michigan
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
Consumers Energy Powerline Burial
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/31/2017
Expected: 01/2018 01/2018 Jonathan Thompson
231-723-2211
jonthompson@fs.fed.us
Description: A proposal to amend the Consumers Energy Permit to include about 1800' of additional buried powerline. The line has been requested by a resident surrounded by NFS lands. The line will be buried 36' north of the centerline of FR5483.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52780
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Wexford. LEGAL - T21N, R12W, Section 31 Vicinity of 12 Mile Road in Wexford County, Michigan.
Double Nickel Project
EA
- Forest products
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
In Progress
Comment Period
06/02/2017
Expected: 01/2018 01/2018 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.
Heath Roberts Private Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/25/2017
Expected: 01/2018 01/2018 Kathy Bietau
231-745-4631
kbietau@fs.fed.us
Description: Use and maintenance of an unclassified Forest Service Road located in the SE1/4 NE1/4, Section 1, T21N R16W, Stronach Township, Manistee County, Michigan. The proposed permit measures approximately 100 feet in length and 12 feet wide for .03 acres.
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Manistee. LEGAL - Not Applicable SE1/4 NE1/4, Section 1, T21N R16W, Stronach Township, Manistee County, Michigan.
Jones Private Road Special Use Permit
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/11/2018
Expected: 02/2018 02/2018 Kathy Bietau
231-745-4631
kbietau@fs.fed.us
Description: Eric and Pamela Jones are proposing to construct a new road on National Forest land. The proposed use would be located in Section 14, T20N R17W, Grant East Township, Mason County, Michigan.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53187
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Mason. LEGAL - Not Applicable Section 14, T20N R17W, Grant East Township, Mason County, Michigan.
Martin Marietta Pipeline Project
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/08/2017
Expected: 01/2018 01/2018 Jonathan Thompson
231-723-2211
jonthompson@fs.fed.us
Description: Installation of a new brine pipeline. It is an addition to an existing permit for brine lines. The 12 inch diameter brine line would allow Martin Marietta to transport brine from production wells to the processing plant, and back to disposal wells.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52794
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Mason. LEGAL - Not Applicable North side of Freeman Road, Grant Township, Mason County, Michigan
Megataka Vegetation Project
EA
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/18/2017
Est. Comment Period
03/2018
Expected: 08/2018 08/2018 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50380
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Wexford. LEGAL - Not Applicable Northeastern area of the Cadillac-Manistee Ranger District
Road Maintenance Level Changes Project EA
EA
- Road management In Progress
Comment Period
06/14/2017
Expected: 03/2018 03/2018 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
Snowmobile Trail #614 Project
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Comment Period
12/15/2017
Expected: 05/2018 05/2018 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.
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
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/17/2016
Expected: 02/2018 02/2018 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)
Consumers Energy Company FS RD 4694 Underground Powerline Project
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/26/2017
Expected: 01/2018 01/2018 Ty Bingman
989-826-3252 Ext 3321
tsbingman@fs.fed.us
Description: Consumers Energy Company to install an underground electric line to serve a new customer within the Tawas Ranger District. The electric line installation is proposed to be located underground in the center of Forest Road 4694.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52758
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iosco. LEGAL - NW1/4SE1/4 section 19, R7E, T23N, Iosco County, MI Forest Road 4694
Hoist and Comstock Lakes Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/16/2017
Est. Comment Period
05/2018
Expected: 09/2018 09/2018 Karlis Lazda
989-826-3252
klazda@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 Lake and Comstock Area
Iosco Exploration Path
CE
- Special use management
- Recreation management
On Hold N/A N/A 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.
Kerr Trail Improvement Association Road Use Permit Project
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/14/2017
Expected: 01/2018 01/2018 Ty Bingman
989-826-3252 Ext 3321
tsbingman@fs.fed.us
Description: The goal of this project is to grant a special use permit to Kerr Trail Improvement Association for year round use and occasional maintenance of Forest Road 2251, also known as Kerr Trail.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53029
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iosco. LEGAL - T24N R5E section 25 Forest Road 2251, also known as Kerr Trail.
River Road
EA
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
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
Huron-Manistee National Forest, Mio Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Brown Private Road Use Request
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/14/2017
Expected: 01/2018 01/2018 Ty Bingman
989-826-3252 Ext 3321
tsbingman@fs.fed.us
Description: The Huron-Manistee NF have received an application for year-round use and maintenance of an existing undesignated Forest road to access private inholdings on the Mio Ranger District.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53030
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Oscoda. LEGAL - NESE1/4 Section35 T26N R2E Oscoda County, Michigan NESE1/4 Section35 T26N R2E Oscoda County, Michigan
DCP Pipeline Extraction Project
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/14/2017
Expected: 01/2018 01/2018 Bob Magon
520-749-7715
bmagon@fs.fed.us
Description: To allow DCP to extract a 4" pipeline extraction 4 feet underground which extends 2.74 miles on FS lands. Minimal disturbance would occur along the majority of the 10 foot wide right-of-way (ROW). A bulldozer will be used to extract pipe sections.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52852
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Crawford. LEGAL - T26N %u2013 R1W sections 19, 20, 28, 29 Pipeline goes beneath Hickey Creek were it parallels Forester Road. The majority of the pipeline parallels FSR 3061, Hickey Creek Road and Hunter Lake Road on National Forest System lands.
Deyarmond Red Pine CE
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products In Progress
Scoping Start
01/09/2018
Expected: 02/2018 02/2018 Paul Lyden
989-826-3252
plyden@fs.fed.us
Description: 1. Thin approximately 23 acres of red pine in one stand to enhance timber stand vigor, reduce fuels, and produce timber products. 2. Construct approximately 0.25 miles of temporary road to access harvest stands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53173
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Oscoda. LEGAL - T25N R2E section 9 approximately 0.6 miles north of the intersection of Forest Service road 4220 and Forest Service road 4155.
FSR 4450 Lorey SUP
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/15/2017
Expected: 01/2018 01/2018 Ty Bingman
989-826-3252 Ext 3321
tsbingman@fs.fed.us
Description: this project is to issue a special use permit (SUP) to William & Donna Lorey to allow for general maintenance and use of a segment of Forest Service Road (FSR)4450.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52860
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Oscoda. LEGAL - T26N R2E: Section 17 NE1/4NE1/4 and Section 16 N1/2NW1/4. this project is west of Mio, north of M-72, and east of Mapes Road
Lost Creek Road/Stream Crossing Improvement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/24/2017
Expected: 01/2018 09/2018 Andrea Ania
231-775-5023 x8763
aania@fs.fed.us
Description: The Huron-Manistee National Forests propose to replace the existing culverts on Lost Creek at both the Coupland Road/Stream Crossing (RSX) and Park RSX. These culverts are undersized and act as barriers to aquatic organism passage.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51719
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Oscoda. LEGAL - Not Applicable The locations are the same as the existing culverts and can be described as Sections 21 and 28, T26N, R2E (Coupland RSX) and Section 28, T26N, R2E (Park RSX), Big Creek Township, Oscoda County, MI.
Red Shoulder Dam #1 and Beechwood Impoundment Removal
CE
- Watershed management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/02/2017
Expected: 02/2018 03/2018 Kimberly Piccolo
989-826-3252 ext. 3334
kpiccolo@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will remove the remnants of Red Shoulder Dam #1 and the Beechwood Impoundment 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
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
- Fuels management
In Progress
Comment Period
10/04/2017
Expected: 02/2018 03/2018 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.
TWD Communications Fiber Optic Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/17/2017
Expected: 01/2018 01/2018 Ty Bingman
989-826-3252 Ext 3321
tsbingman@fs.fed.us
Description: TWD Communications is proposing to install a fiber optic cable in the right of way (ROW) of M-72 on about 4,640 feet of Forest Service lands. The equipment used will include a cable slip ditcher, horizontal drill, and small, tracked equipment.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52876
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Oscoda. LEGAL - T27N, R4E, Sections 20 and 21, T27N, R5E, Section 20 right of way next to M-72 northeast of Mio, MI
Three Lakes Aspen and Hardwoods Project
EA
- Forest products
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2017
Est. Comment Period
02/2018
Expected: 04/2018 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50681
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Oscoda. LEGAL - Not Applicable Three Lakes Area
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.