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

   *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
10/21/2016
Est. Comment Period
02/2017
Expected: 05/2017 05/2017 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, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide) R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Mio/Harrisville/Tawas - MichCon Consolidation and Reissuance of Gas Pipeline Authorization
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 11/2016
Actual: 11/10/2016
11/2016 Ty Bingman
989-826-3252 Ext 3321
tsbingman@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissuance of special use authorization and consolidation of existing gas pipeline rights-of-way (ROW), use and maintenance in Alcona, Iosco, Ogemaw, and Oscoda Counties in the Huron-Manistee National Forests
Web Link: http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fsm8_046426.pdf
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District, Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Alcona, Iosco, Ogemaw, Oscoda. LEGAL - Sec. 30-31, T28N, R9E in Alcona Cnty; sec. 1,2, & 10, T23N, R8E in Iosco Cnty; sec. 6 & 7, T24N, R3E in Ogemaw Cnty:sec. 6, 7, 18, 19, 29, 30, 31, & 32, T25N, R3E and sec 31,T 26N, R3E in Oscoda Cnty ROW are located along F-41, 6 miles north of Lincoln, MI in Alocna Cnty; along S River Rd and SW from Foot Site Village in Iosco Cnty; along M-33 inOscoda & Ogemaw Counties.
Huron-Manistee National Forest, Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Arbre Farms Groundwater Monitoring Well
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/08/2016
Expected: 10/2016 10/2016 Katie Racey
231-745-4631 ex 3138
kracey@fs.fed.us
Description: Installation and maintenance of a single groundwater monitoring well near Allen Creek. This well is required by the DEQ to monitor groundwater from their nearby farm on private lands.
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Oceana. LEGAL - Oceana County, Colfax township, T16N R15W, Section 23. Oceana County, Colfax township, T16N R15W, Section 23.
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

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/12/2016
Expected: 01/2017 01/2017 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.
Banninga Private Road Special Use Permit
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 12/2016
Actual: 12/05/2016
12/2016 Kathy Bietau
231-745-4631
kbietau@fs.fed.us
Description: Mr. Adam Banninga has submitted an application to use an existing Forest Road (6501), approximately 1,103 feet long and 12 feet wide and also to include new construction on National Forest lands, approximately 650 feet long and 12 feet wide.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50096
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Mason. LEGAL - SW1/4 SE1/4, Section 26, T18N R15W, Branch Township, Mason County, Michigan. SW1/4 SE1/4, Section 26, T18N R15W, Branch Township, Mason County, Michigan.
Big Jackson Project
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Road management
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Recreation management
Analysis Completed Expected: 12/2016
Actual: 12/09/2016
12/2016 Kristopher Kovar
662-285-3264 x26
kkovar@fs.fed.us
Description: Treatment of 3,300 acres including: aspen clearcut, opening creation/maintenance, jack pine treatments, oak shelterwood overstory removal, savanna restoration, red/jack pine thinning, prescribed burning, recreation mgmnt. &transportation mgmnt.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48258
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Newaygo. LEGAL - T15N, R13W, Sec 1, 12, and 13; T15N, R12W, Sec 3 - 10, 16, and 17; T16N, R12W, Sec 28, and 31 %u2013 34 in Newaygo County MI T15N, R13W, Sec 1, 12, and 13; T15N, R12W, Sec 3 - 10, 16, and 17; T16N, R12W, Sec 28, and 31 %u2013 34 in Newaygo County, Michigan. Merrill, Monroe and Home Townships, Newaygo County, Michigan
Chase Red Pine Fuels Project
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Road management
- Fuels management
Analysis Completed Expected: 11/2016
Actual: 11/17/2016
11/2016 Kristopher Kovar
231-745-4631
kkovar@fs.fed.us
Description: A total of 4,705 acres are proposed. The treatments include: aspen clearcut, fuelbreaks, opening creation/maintenance, jack pine treatments, oak shelterwood/savanna, red/white pine thinning, prescribed burns, and transportation system activities.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46271
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Lake, Newaygo. LEGAL - T18N, R12W, Sec 36; T17N, R12W, Sec 1, 12, 14, 15, 20, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 32, 33, 34, 35 and 36; T17N, R11W, Sec 6 in Lake County, Michigan; and T16N, R12W, Sec 4 in Newaygo County, Michigan. Chase, Cherry Valley, Yates Townships, Lake County and Home Township, Newaygo County, Michigan
Fekken Private Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/14/2016
Expected: 11/2016 11/2016 Kathy Bietau
231-745-4631
kbietau@fs.fed.us
Description: Ms. Linda Fekken has submitted an application to use an unclassified Forest Service Road located in the SW1/4, Section 20, T13N R15W, Greenwood Township, Oceana County, Michigan.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49893
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Oceana. LEGAL - Not Applicable SW1/4, Section 20, T13N R15W, Greenwood Township, Oceana County, Michigan
Hungerford Grouse Habitat Management
CE
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than 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
Kragness Brothers, Inc. Forest Road Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/04/2016
Expected: 10/2016 10/2016 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 and Czarnopsis/Nelson Association Private Road Special Use Permits
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/02/2016
Expected: 11/2016 01/2017 Kathy Bietau
231-745-4631
kbietau@fs.fed.us
Description: To issue 20-year Private Road Permits to Ms. Lavigne and the Czarnopsis/Nelson Association for year-round use and maintenance of existing unclassified forest roads to access their private properties.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48868
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Lake, Oceana. LEGAL - Not Applicable N1/2, NW1/4, NW1/4, SW1/4, Section 10, T13N R15W, Greenwood Township, Oceana County and SE1/4, SE1/4, NW1/4, and S1/2, NE1/4, Section 18, T17N R12W, Yates Township, Lake County, Michigan.
McWilliams Private Road Special Use Permit
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 12/2016
Actual: 12/05/2016
12/2016 Kathy Bietau
231-745-4631
kbietau@fs.fed.us
Description: Mr. Don McWilliams has submitted an application to use an unclassified Forest Service Road located in the SE1/4 NE1/4, Section 36, T16N, R13W (Lilley Township), Newaygo County, Michigan. The proposed permit measures approx. 1,600 feet in length.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50495
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Newaygo. LEGAL - Not Applicable SE1/4 NE1/4, Section 36, T16N R13W, Lilley Township, lake County, Michigan.
Pere Marquette National Scenic River - River Access and Bank Stabilization Projects
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- 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

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/09/2016
Expected: 01/2017 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.
Huron-Manistee National Forest, Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2016 Wildlife Habitat Improvement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
12/30/2015
Expected: 11/2016 11/2016 Patrick Laarman
231-723-2211 ext. 3138
plaarman@fs.fed.us
Description: Improve existing openings to provide food and cover for a variety of wildlife species, reduce encroaching tree saplings, and promote native vegetation.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48453
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Wexford. LEGAL - Not Applicable T23N, R12W, Section 26, Springville Township, Wexford County
Ace Communications
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Mark Herberger
231-723-2211
mherberger@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue a new 20-year permit to maintain telephone lines, consisting of underground conduit, wire, and splicing stations.
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Manistee. LEGAL - T21N,R10W,Sec 19,30; T21N,R11W,Sec 14,21,22,26,29,30; T21N,R12W,Sec 15,16,19-21,27,28,33,34; T22N,R12W,Sec 26,27,35; T23N,R11W,Sec 22,26; T23N,R12W,Sec 23,28,30-33; T21N,R13W,Sec 2,11,25,35 Cherry Grove, Henderson, South Branch, Slagle, Antioch, Springville Townships, Wexford County; Norman Township(E), Manistee County, Michigan
Boswell Creek-Urka Pond Dam Removal
CE
- Watershed management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/03/2016
Expected: 02/2017 02/2017 Chris Riley
(231) 723-2211-3122
criley01@fs.fed.us
Description: The objective is to restore aquatic organism passage, water quality, and stream function by removing the Urka Pond dam, filling in the pond with surrounding dredge spoils, and rehabilitating Boswell Creek across the filled-in pond.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49546
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Mason. LEGAL - Not Applicable Compartment 419, Stand 3; Lat. 44.3239, Long. -85.9707
Cherry Grove Fire Department Dry Hydrant
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/19/2016
Expected: 11/2016 01/2017 Kathy Bietau
231-745-4631
kbietau@fs.fed.us
Description: The Huron-Manistee National Forests propose to reissue a 30 year permit to Cherry Grove Fire Department for the purpose of maintaining an existing dry hydrant.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49906
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Wexford. LEGAL - Not Applicable SE1/4 SW1/4 SE1/4, Section 15, T21N R11W, Henderson Township, Wexford County, Michigan.
Double Nickel Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/23/2015
Est. Comment Period
10/2016
Expected: 02/2017 02/2017 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 4
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/08/2016
Expected: 11/2016 11/2016 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 3
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/22/2014
Expected: 10/2016 10/2016 Katie Racey
231-745-4631 ex 3138
kracey@fs.fed.us
Description: Realignment of existing buried powerline. Existing deteriorated line, 2500' of buried line through wooded area between 12 Mile Rd and Michael Rd, will be abandoned in place. New buried line will be along Seaman Rd and Sand Lake Dr.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44480
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Manistee. LEGAL - T21N, R13W, Section 31 Norman Township, Manistee County, Michigan
Kidd Private Property Access Road
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/28/2015
Expected: 11/2016 11/2016 Katie Racey
231-745-4631 ex 3138
kracey@fs.fed.us
Description: Mr. and Mrs. Kidd wish to construct a road across Forest lands to access their private property. They wish to use an old administrative road for part of the distance, but the last leg will require new construction.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47633
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Manistee. LEGAL - Manistee County, Dickson township, T22N R13W, Section 26 Manistee County, Dickson township, T22N R13W, Section 26
Mapes Private Property Access Road
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/29/2016
Expected: 10/2016 10/2016 Katie Racey
231-745-4631 ex 3138
kracey@fs.fed.us
Description: Mr. Mapes wishes to obtain a permit for a road to access his private property. The proposed road follows FR8677 until it ends. A new access route will be constructed to connect this road with his property boundary.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49154
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Manistee. LEGAL - Manistee County, west Norman township, T21N R14W Section 33 Manistee County, west Norman township, T21N R14W Section 33
Martin Marietta Brine Pipeline Construction
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Comment Period
10/25/2016
Expected: 02/2017 02/2017 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
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/03/2014
Expected: 10/2016 11/2016 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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Forest products
- Heritage resource management
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2016
Expected: 09/2017 11/2017 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
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/26/2016
Expected: 11/2016 11/2016 Katie Racey
231-745-4631 ex 3138
kracey@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue a permit to MichCon/DTE for an existing natural gas transmission pipeline across 0.93 miles of Forest Service lands in two sections, in Grant Township, Mason County.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48618
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Mason. LEGAL - Mason County, Grant township, T20N R17W, Sections 15, 27, and 34 Mason County, Grant township, T20N R17W, Sections 15, 27, and 34
Pine River Stream Bank Erosion Project
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/04/2016
Expected: 10/2016 10/2016 Kathy Bietau
231-745-4631
kbietau@fs.fed.us
Description: Place filter cloth on eroded stream bank and use a helicopter to place 50-100 trees on the slope. Revegetate after trees are in place.
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
- Road management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/03/2016
Est. Comment Period
11/2016
Expected: 02/2017 02/2017 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
Snowmobile Relocation Elk Township, Lake County
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management Cancelled N/A N/A Kathy Bietau
231-745-4631
kbietau@fs.fed.us
Description: Remove the western portion of Snowmobile Trail 614 from the system, decommission a segment of Snowmobile Trail 614 through Bear Swamp, and develop a new route for Snowmobile Trail 614.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49717
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - Sections 7-8, 17, 19-20, 29-31, Elk Township, T20N R14W, Lake County , and Sections 25-26, 36, Meade Township, T20N R15W, Mason County, Michigan. Sections 7-8, 17, 19-20, 29-31, Elk Township, T20N R14W, Lake County , and Sections 25-26, 36, Meade Township, T20N R15W, Mason County, Michigan.
Snowmobile Trail #614 Project
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/16/2016
Est. Comment Period
03/2017
Expected: 07/2017 08/2017 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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/03/2016
Expected: 02/2017 02/2017 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
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

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/17/2016
Expected: 02/2017 03/2017 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)
FDR 2145 and FDR 4543 Road Closure Project
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Road management Cancelled N/A N/A Kari Vanderheuel
989-739-0728x3026
kvanderheuel@fs.fed.us
Description: Physically close a quarter mile segment of Forest road 2145 and all of Forest road 4543 and remove these roads from the Forest's Motor Vehicle Use Map published annually identifying roads open to public highway legal vehicles.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44102
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iosco. LEGAL - FR 4543 is located in Sections 14 & 23, T23N, R8E, Wilbur Township, Iosco County. 2145 is found from Hale, MI travelling 2.5 mile east on Esmond Road to Iargo Trail and then north .5 mile. 4543 is found from AuSable/Oscoda, Mi travelling 4.25 miles along Old 23 to the project.
Hoist and Comstock Lakes Project
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2016
Expected: 04/2017 05/2017 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

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/01/2015
Expected: 11/2017 11/2017 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.
Pine River/Buhl Dam Area Habitat Restoration Project
CE
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/12/2016
Expected: 11/2016 11/2016 Andrea Ania
231-775-5023 x8763
aania@fs.fed.us
Description: Remove the remaining dam structures and pedestrian footbridge, restore natural stream function and install a new footbridge structure that will connect to the existing trail system. Location is the same as the existing footbridge and dam.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49310
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Alcona. LEGAL - Not Applicable Section 8, T25N, R8E
Tuttle Marsh Phragmites Prescribed Burning
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/01/2014
Expected: 05/2017 12/2017 Tony Martoglio
606-376-5323
tmartoglio@fs.fed.us
Description: The objective is to reduce the Phragmites infestation in Tuttle Marsh. Phragmites is a non-native invasive grass species that has strongly established itself in the marsh. Burning Phragmites would reduce seed recruitment and increase native species.
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Alcona, Iosco. LEGAL - Township 23 North, Range 8 East, Sections 27 and 28 Tuttle Marsh is located on the Tawas Ranger District of the Huron National Forest
United States Air Force, Special Use Authorization TAW437 Amendment 1
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/08/2016
Expected: 12/2016 12/2016 Randy Griffith
989-739-0728 X3021
rsgriffith@fs.fed.us
Description: The Huron-Manistee National Forests, Huron Shores Ranger Station, received a request from United States Air Force to add one additional well to their Water Quality Monitoring Permit on the Tawas District.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50585
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iosco. LEGAL - NW 1/4 NE  Sec 36, R 8 E, T 24 N County(s): Iosco County Forest system lands southeast of the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base
Huron-Manistee National Forest, Mio Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Huron Zone Horse Trail Recreation Events Special Use Permits
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 11/2016
Actual: 11/10/2016
11/2016 Ty Bingman
989-826-3252 Ext 3321
tsbingman@fs.fed.us
Description: The Huron-Manistee National Forests received requests from the Michigan Trail Riders Assoc., Wayne Gastfield
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46352
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Oscoda. LEGAL - Not Applicable Huron Zone Horse Trail
Mio / Harrisville - Verizon Fiber Optics Telecommunication Authorization
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Cancelled N/A N/A Patricia Thompson
989-826-3252
pthompson@fs.fed.us
Description: Verizon's Telecommunication authorization expired. Forest Service Direction requires fiber optic rights-of-way be authorized under a seperate permit. An addition to the exisiting lines is also included.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/hmnf/pages/PlanningandProjects/mio.htm
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Alcona, Crawford, Oscoda. LEGAL - In several sections along M-18, M-72, M-33. Located in T27N, R5E in Alcona Cnty; T25N, R1-2W, & T26N, R1W.in Crawford Cnty; T25N, R3E, T26N, R1-3E, & T27N, R4E in Oscoda Cnty.
Mio/Harrisville - Verizon Copper Wire Telecommunication Authorization Reissuance
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Cancelled N/A N/A Patricia Thompson
989-826-3252
pthompson@fs.fed.us
Description: Allow the continued use and maintenance of existing National Forest System land rights-of-way (ROW) for buried copper wire telecommunications only. Fiber optic ROWs are split out into a seperate authorization. Current permit has expired.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/hmnf/pages/PlanningandProjects/mio.htm
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Alcona, Crawford, Ogemaw, Oscoda. LEGAL - In various sections in the above Townships mostly located within road ROWs. Located in T26N, R 5-8E, T27N, R5-6E, & T28N, R9E in Alcona County, T25N, R1-2W, and T26N, R1-2W in Crawford County &T25N, R1-3E, T26N, R1-4E, T27N,R4E in Oscoda County; T24N, R3E in Ogemaw County.
Six Mile Project
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/05/2016
Est. Comment Period
02/2017
Expected: 04/2017 06/2017 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

   *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2017
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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