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
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
08/2017
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, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide) R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Campground Concessionaire CE
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Facility management
- Recreation management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/15/2017
Expected: 09/2017 09/2017 Jonathan Thompson
231-723-2211
jonthompson@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposal is to issue a 5-year special use authorization to allow developed sites on both the Baldwin-White Cloud and Cadillac-Manistee Districts to continue to be operated by a concessionaire. The current permit expires at the end of 2017.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52007
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District, Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Lake, Manistee, Mason, Newaygo, Oceana. LEGAL - Not Applicable BWC-Benton Lake, Bowman Bridge, Gleason's Landing, Highbanks Lake, Nichols Lake, Old Grade, and Pines Point. CM-Bear track, Hemlock, LMRA, Peterson Bridge, Pine Lake, Sand Lake, and Seaton Creek.
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
Forest Road 5134 Reconstruction Project
CE
- 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
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Recreation management
- Road 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.
Great Lakes Energy new line - Millerton Road
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/16/2017
Expected: 06/2017 07/2017 Katie Racey
231-745-4631 ex 3138
kracey@fs.fed.us
Description: Installation of a new buried electrical line and one accompanying cabinet on the north side of Millerton Road to connect a property owner to electric service. No large trees will need to be removed, but trimming and shrub removal may be necessary.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51848
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - Lake County, Sauble Township, T19N R14W Sec 7 Lake County, Sauble Township, T19N R14W Sec 7
Hungerford Grouse Habitat Management
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- 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
Hungerford Trail 25 Project
CE
- 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.
Larabel Forest Road Special Use Permit
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special area management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/01/2017
Expected: 07/2017 07/2017 Kathy Bietau
231-745-4631
kbietau@fs.fed.us
Description: Mr. Tim Larabel has submitted an application to use a portion of Forest Road 6300 and an unclassified Forest Service Road located in the NW1/4 SE1/4 SW1/4, Section 3, T17N R15W, Logan Township, Mason County, Michigan.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51923
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Mason. LEGAL - Not Applicable NW1/4 SE1/4 SW1/4, Section 3, T17N R15W, Logan Township, Mason County. Michigan.
Litz Private Road Permit
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/01/2017
Expected: 07/2017 08/2017 Diane Walker
231-745-4631
dtwalker@fs.fed.us
Description: The Huron-Manistee National Forests has received an application from Bryan Litz for authorized access, year-round use, improvement and maintenance of an existing, unauthorized road and construction of approximately 375 feet of new road.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51751
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Newaygo. LEGAL - The road is located in the W/SW/SE, Section 27, T12N, R12W, Brooks Township, Newaygo County, Michigan. The road is located in the W SW SE, Section 27, T12N, R12W, Brooks Township, Newaygo County, Michigan.
Muskegon River Watershed Riparian Planting on Private Land
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Watershed management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/09/2016
Expected: 07/2017 07/2017 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

   *UPDATED*
- Watershed management
- Special area management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/21/2016
Est. Comment Period
08/2017
Expected: 12/2017 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.
Unger Lake ORV Restoration Project
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2017
Actual: 06/08/2017
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
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 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
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Recreation Event Hike
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2017
Actual: 05/11/2017
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*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Road management
In Progress
Comment Period
06/02/2017
Expected: 09/2017 10/2017 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 Rebuild Project. Permit Amendment 4
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/22/2014
Expected: 04/2017 04/2017 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
Laprad Private Road Special Use Permit
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/26/2017
Expected: 08/2017 08/2017 Kathy Bietau
231-745-4631
kbietau@fs.fed.us
Description: Mr. Jeff Laprad has submitted an application to use an unauthorized Forest Road located in the NE1/4 NE1/4, Section 12 T20N R15W, Meade Township, Mason County, Michigan. The proposed permit measures approx. 300 ft.in length x 12 ft. wide.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52092
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Mason. LEGAL - Not Applicable NE1/4 NE1/4, Section 12, Meade Township, T20N R15W, Mason County MI
Martin Marietta Brine Pipeline Construction
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Comment Period
10/25/2016
Expected: 07/2017 08/2017 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 Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2017
Actual: 04/14/2017
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)
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Fuels management
- Forest products
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2017
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
Michigan Consolidated Gas Company/DTE Permit Reissue
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 06/2017
Actual: 06/01/2017
06/2017 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
Michigan Electrical Transmission Company (METC) permit reissue and transfer
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/08/2013
Expected: 07/2017 07/2017 Katie Racey
231-745-4631 ex 3138
kracey@fs.fed.us
Description: Michigan Electrical Transmission Company (METC) has purchased electrical transmission lines from Consumers Energy. Following this purchase, they have requested that Consumers%u2019 permit for a 345 KV line be renewed and transferred to METC.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51879
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Mason. LEGAL - Mason County, Grant Township, T20N R17W, section 13 Mason County, Grant Township, T20N R17W, section 13
Pine River Stream Bank Erosion Project
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2017
Actual: 05/03/2017
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
Comment Period
06/14/2017
Expected: 10/2017 10/2017 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

   *UPDATED*
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2017
Actual: 04/04/2017
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
Six Mile Bridge Road Great Lakes Energy New Line
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/29/2017
Expected: 07/2017 07/2017 Katie Racey
231-745-4631 ex 3138
kracey@fs.fed.us
Description: GLE is proposing a new buried power line. It will be installed via boring on the north side of Six Mile Bridge Road, and on the west side of Nine Mile Bridge Road in Manistee County. Only minor vegetation trimming and brush removal will be required.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51428
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Manistee. LEGAL - Manistee County, Stronach Township, T21N R15W Sec 29 Manistee County, Stronach Township, T21N R15W Sec 29
Snowmobile Trail #3 Proposal Manistee County
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/04/2017
Expected: 08/2017 12/2017 Kathy Bietau
231-745-4631
kbietau@fs.fed.us
Description: The Benzie-Manistee Snowbirds Club is proposing to use Forest Road 8789 as a part of the designated State Snowmobile Trail from December 1 through March 31 each year. The road is in W1/2, Section 27, Dickson Twp(T22N R14W), Manistee County, MI.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51597
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Manistee. LEGAL - Not Applicable W1/2, Section 27, T22N R14W, Dickson Township, Manistee County, Michigan.
Snowmobile Trail #614 Project
EA
- 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.
Temporary Resistance Board Weir Substrate Rail Special Use Permit
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Cancelled 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.
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: 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*
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/02/2017
Est. Comment Period
07/2017
Expected: 03/2018 04/2018 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 and Comstock Lakes Area
Iosco Exploration Path
CE

   *UPDATED*
- 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.
River Road
EA
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
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
Abbe Road Power Pole Installation Special Use Permit
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/19/2017
Expected: 10/2017 05/2018 Ty Bingman
989-826-3252 Ext 3321
tsbingman@fs.fed.us
Description: The goal of this project is to install new power poles. The new placement improves ease of servicing powerline issues/service. The general location of this project is a short stretch of Abbe Road south to McKinley Road.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52026
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Oscoda. LEGAL - T26N %u2013 R3E section 11 The general location of this project is a short stretch of Abbe Road south to McKinley Road.
Christian Youth Enterprises New Life Camp Access Permit
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/25/2017
Expected: 07/2017 07/2017 Ty Bingman
989-826-3252 Ext 3321
tsbingman@fs.fed.us
Description: The Huron-Manistee National Forests have received an application for a year-round use and maintenance (grading, ditches, and brushing) of an existing Forest road (FSR 4396) for access private inholdings on the Mio Ranger District.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51726
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Ogemaw. LEGAL - Not Applicable T24N, R3E, sec. 5, Rose Twshp, Ogemaw Co., MI
Cran-Hill Ranch Father Son Event Special Use Permit
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/19/2017
Expected: 07/2017 07/2017 Ty Bingman
989-826-3252 Ext 3321
tsbingman@fs.fed.us
Description: The Huron-Manistee NF has received an application for a father-son outing. The group will be camping for 2 nights at South Branch Trail Camp.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52028
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iosco. LEGAL - South Branch Trail Camp T24N R5E Sect 11 South Branch Trail Camp, Hale, MI
Lost Creek Road/Stream Crossing Improvement Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/24/2017
Expected: 12/2017 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 Removal
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Watershed management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/02/2017
Expected: 08/2017 09/2017 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
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/05/2016
Est. Comment Period
04/2017
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
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2017
Est. Comment Period
11/2017
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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