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, 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, 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
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Patricia Thompson
989-826-3252
pthompson@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissuance of special use authorization and consolidation of existing gas pipeline rights-of-way (ROW), use and maintenance in Alcona, Iosco, Ogemaw, and Oscoda Counties in the Huron-Manistee National Forests
Web Link: http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fsm8_046426.pdf
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District, Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Alcona, Iosco, Ogemaw, Oscoda. LEGAL - Sec. 30-31, T28N, R9E in Alcona Cnty; sec. 1,2, & 10, T23N, R8E in Iosco Cnty; sec. 6 & 7, T24N, R3E in Ogemaw Cnty:sec. 6, 7, 18, 19, 29, 30, 31, & 32, T25N, R3E and sec 31,T 26N, R3E in Oscoda Cnty ROW are located along F-41, 6 miles north of Lincoln, MI in Alocna Cnty; along S River Rd and SW from Foot Site Village in Iosco Cnty; along M-33 inOscoda & Ogemaw Counties.
Weyerhaeuser NC Company Haul Special Use Road Permit
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2016 07/2016 Bob Magon
989-826-3252 ext 3313
bmagon@fs.fed.us
Description: Weyerhaeuser has requested to temporarily use and maintain existing Forest Service roads 3170, 4042, 4323, 4609 and an unclassified road to haul timber products from private property.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49331
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District, Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iosco, Ogemaw. LEGAL - T24N, R4E, Sections 16, 17, and 29. T22N, R7E, Section 2 na
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

   *NEW LISTING*
- 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 In Progress
Scoping Start
06/29/2016
Expected: 08/2016 08/2016 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: 09/2016 09/2016 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 In Progress
Scoping Start
08/25/2016
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Road management
- Recreation management
- Fuels management
In Progress
Comment Period
07/07/2016
Expected: 12/2016 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
- Fuels management
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period
05/26/2016
Expected: 10/2016 10/2016 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

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/14/2016
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
On Hold N/A N/A Kathleen Mahoney
231-745-5830
kmahoney@fs.fed.us
Description: Harvest approximately 300 acres of aspen in multiple stands and mixed stands to improve wildlife habitat by regenerating aspen, creating grouse drumming logs and habitat diversity.
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Newaygo. LEGAL - T16N, R11W, Secs. 7-9 and 16-21 Barton Twnshp.T16N, R12W, Secs. 10-15 and 22-24 Home Township. Hungerford Grouse Management Area Barton and Home Townships
Kragness Brothers, Inc. Forest Road Permit
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- 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: 09/2016 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.
Pere Marquette National Scenic River - River Access and Bank Stabilization Projects
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
- Special area management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2016
Expected: 03/2017 05/2017 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.
Sanborn Creek at Queens Road Stream Crossing Culvert Replacement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
Analysis Completed Expected: 06/2016
Actual: 06/27/2016
08/2016 Richard Corner
231-775-5023
racorner@fs.fed.us
Description: Fund a project to replace undersized culverts with new bottomless arch culvert to restore stream channel and aquatic organism passage.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49482
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - Township 18N, Range 12W, between sections 35 and 36. In Lake County. Sanborn Creek crossing on Queens Road in Lake Co. Michigan
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: 09/2016 09/2016 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: 07/2016 07/2016 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

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/19/2016
Expected: 09/2016 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
- Forest products
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/23/2015
Est. Comment Period
07/2016
Expected: 11/2016 11/2016 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 3
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/22/2014
Expected: 04/2016 04/2016 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
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/07/2015
Est. Comment Period
11/2016
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.
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: 07/2016 09/2016 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
09/2016
Expected: 12/2016 12/2016 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
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/24/2016
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 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.
Suicide Bend Native Tree Planting
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/03/2016
Expected: 07/2016 07/2016 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
FDR 2145 and FDR 4543 Road Closure Project
EA
- Road management On Hold 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.
Iosco Exploration Path
CE
- Special use management
- Recreation management
On Hold N/A N/A Tony Martoglio
606-376-5323
tmartoglio@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: 07/2016 07/2016 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
Roy Creek
EA
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Land management planning
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Recreation management
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2016
Actual: 09/08/2016
09/2016 Paul Lyden
989-826-3252
plyden@fs.fed.us
Description: The primary purpose of the Roy Creek Project is to create Kirtland's warbler essential breeding habitat within the Pine River KW Management Unit of the Huron National Forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41557
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Alcona, Iosco. LEGAL - T24N R7E S. 1-10, 15; T24N R6E S. 1-3, 10-12; T25N R6E S. 25, 35, 36; T 25N R7E S. 19-36 The project is located in both Iosco and Alcona Counties of Michigan. More specifically it is bordered by Cooke Pond to its south, east of M-65 and west of adjacent State Land.
Tuttle Marsh Phragmites Prescribed Burning
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
On Hold N/A N/A Paul Thompson
989-739-0728
pdthompson@fs.fed.us
Description: The objective is to reduce the Phragmites infestation in Tuttle Marsh. Phragmites is a non-native invasive grass species that has strongly established itself in the marsh. Burning Phragmites would reduce seed recruitment and increase native species.
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Alcona, Iosco. LEGAL - Township 23 North, Range 8 East, Sections 27 and 28 Tuttle Marsh is located on the Tawas Ranger District of the Huron National Forest
Huron-Manistee National Forest, Mio Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2016 Mio Firewood Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
Analysis Completed Expected: 08/2016
Actual: 08/15/2016
10/2016 Karlis Lazda
989-826-3252
klazda@fs.fed.us
Description: The 2016 Mio Firewood Project involves thinning oak and accomplishing the work through public wood cutting permits.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49328
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Oscoda. LEGAL - T26N, R4E, Sec. 32 Located on Evans Rd, 1/4 mile east of Evans Rd & Bull Gap Rd intersection
Fairview Red Pine HFRA Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period
03/02/2016
Expected: 07/2016 07/2016 Karlis Lazda
989-826-3252
klazda@fs.fed.us
Description: Thin ~1800 acres of red pine and perform ~467 acres of timber stand improvement. Create ~54 acres of oak/pine barrens. Prescribe burn ~163 acres. Maintain ~64 acres of wildlife openings.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45947
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Alcona, Oscoda. LEGAL - T27N, R4E, S 7,8,9,16,17,22,23,24,25,26,27,34,35 and T27N, R5E, S 30, 31 NFS lands east of the town of Fairview, Michigan and north and south of Highway M-72
Mio / Harrisville - Verizon Fiber Optics Telecommunication Authorization
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Patricia Thompson
989-826-3252
pthompson@fs.fed.us
Description: Verizon's Telecommunication authorization expired. Forest Service Direction requires fiber optic rights-of-way be authorized under a seperate permit. An addition to the exisiting lines is also included.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/hmnf/pages/PlanningandProjects/mio.htm
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Alcona, Crawford, Oscoda. LEGAL - In several sections along M-18, M-72, M-33. Located in T27N, R5E in Alcona Cnty; T25N, R1-2W, & T26N, R1W.in Crawford Cnty; T25N, R3E, T26N, R1-3E, & T27N, R4E in Oscoda Cnty.
Mio/Harrisville - Verizon Copper Wire Telecommunication Authorization Reissuance
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Patricia Thompson
989-826-3252
pthompson@fs.fed.us
Description: Allow the continued use and maintenance of existing National Forest System land rights-of-way (ROW) for buried copper wire telecommunications only. Fiber optic ROWs are split out into a seperate authorization. Current permit has expired.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/hmnf/pages/PlanningandProjects/mio.htm
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Alcona, Crawford, Ogemaw, Oscoda. LEGAL - In various sections in the above Townships mostly located within road ROWs. Located in T26N, R 5-8E, T27N, R5-6E, & T28N, R9E in Alcona County, T25N, R1-2W, and T26N, R1-2W in Crawford County &T25N, R1-3E, T26N, R1-4E, T27N,R4E in Oscoda County; T24N, R3E in Ogemaw County.
Wagner Island Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Recreation management
Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2016
Actual: 09/15/2016
11/2016 Karlis Lazda
989-826-3252
klazda@fs.fed.us
Description: Eradicate oak wilt in Wagner and Island Lake campgrounds by salvaging infected trees and removing additional live oaks to prevent future oak wilt infection sites. Red pine less than 70 acres will also be thinned to improve growth for residual trees.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48877
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Oscoda. LEGAL - T25N R2E sec 13 and 36 10 miles south of Mio
Zimowske Road Reconstruction Authorization
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management
- Road management
Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2016
Actual: 09/15/2016
09/2016 Scott Peedle
231-775-2421
speedle@fs.fed.us
Description: to clear and authorize several additional road segments that will exceed the 66 feet ROW by an additional 40 feet on NF land, plus relocate a snowmobile driveway and the FS would construct 220 feet of new connector trail
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49957
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Oscoda. LEGAL - Not Applicable Project Location: Oscoda County, Michigan, Huron National Forest %u2013 Mio Ranger District, T25N, R2E, sections 3, 4, 5 T26N, R2E, sections 32, 34, 35, 36
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