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.
Huron-Manistee National Forest, Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bigelow-Newaygo Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Fuels management
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Recreation management
In Progress
Comment Period
03/12/2015
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 Mark Herberger
231-723-2211 ext3109
mherberger@fs.fed.us
Description: Manage stands of oak, pine, and existing openings to enhance habitat diversity by managing for areas with unique ecological characteristics, such as prairie, grass, and savanna habitats, for the benefit of rare and endangered plant and animal species
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44135
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Mecosta, Montcalm, Newaygo. LEGAL - T13N,R10W,Sec 30; T12N,R10W,Sec 20; T12N,R11W,Sec 13,30,31; T12N,R12W, Sec 1-4,8-10,25-27,34-36; T13N,R11W,Sec 30-32; T13N,R12W,Sec 22,23,27,34,35 Aetna Township, Mecosta County; Reynolds Township, Montcalm County; Croton, Brooks, Big Prairie, Everett Townships, Newaygo County, Michigan
Carr Private Road Permit
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/30/2015
Expected: 08/2015 08/2015 Diane Walker
231-745-4631
dtwalker@fs.fed.us
Description: The Huron-Manistee National Forests received an application from Lynn Carr for legal access, year-round use, and maintenance of an existing, gated road. The road right-of-way is approximately 1,320 feet x 12 feet wide or .36 acres
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46665
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Oceana. LEGAL - Not Applicable The road is located in the SE¼ SW¼, section 32, T13N, R16W, Otto Township, Oceana, Michigan.
Chase Red Pine Fuels Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/09/2015
Est. Comment Period
12/2015
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 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
Fryling Driveway Construction
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/22/2015
Expected: 08/2015 08/2015 Katie Nelson
231-745-4631 ex 3138
klnelson@fs.fed.us
Description: Mr. Fryling wishes to construct a driveway to access his private property across approximately 369 feet of Forest Service lands. His neighbors have denied access across their property. He is requesting a 12 foot wide road.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46823
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Newaygo. LEGAL - Newaygo County, Merrill Township, T15N R13W, Section 21 Newaygo County, Merrill Township, T15N R13W, Section 21
Marciniak Private Road Special Use Permit
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/31/2015
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 Kathy Bietau
231-745-4631
kbietau@fs.fed.us
Description: Mr. and Mrs. Marciniak have submitted an application to use an unclassified Forest Service Road to access their private property. No other access exists.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46709
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Newaygo. LEGAL - Not Applicable NW1/4, Section 15, T14N, R13W (Lincoln Township), Newaygo County, Michigan. The proposed permit measures approximately 3,300 feet in length x 12 feet wide or .91 acres.
Seely Private Road Special Use Permit
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/30/2015
Expected: 08/2015 08/2015 Diane Walker
231-745-4631
dtwalker@fs.fed.us
Description: Bret Seely and Julie Sullivan, have submitted an application for a private road special use permit for legal access, year-round use, and maintenance of an existing road. The road is ~965 feet x 12 feet or .27 acres
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46619
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Muskegon. LEGAL - Not Applicable The road was previously certified as Sweeter Road but was abandoned on May 21, 2014 by the Muskegon County Road Commission. The road is located in the SW¼ SW¼ NE¼, section 20, T11N, R15W, Cedar Creek.
Sled Dog Recreation Events 2016-2020
CE

   *NEW LISTING*

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/30/2015
Expected: 10/2015 01/2016 Kathy Bietau
231-745-4631
kbietau@fs.fed.us
Description: Great Lakes Sled Dog Association and Mid-Union Sled Haulers are proposing to conduct 1-2 events each, on National Forest lands for the next five (5) years (2016-2020) on the Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47490
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Sweetwater Nonmotorized Winter Trail System located in Sweetwater Township, Section 21-23, 25-28, and Webber Township, Section 29, 30, and 32, Lake County, Michigan.
Wheatlake/DeYoung
CE
- Land ownership management On Hold N/A N/A Paul Salvatore
231-775-5023
psalvatore@fs.fed.us
Description: Land-for-Land Exchange
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Mecosta, Newaygo, Oceana. E½ NE¼ SW¼ SE¼, Section 21, E½ NE¼ SW¼ SE¼, Section 30, T13N, R16W, S½ S½ NW¼ NW¼, Section 4, T12 N, R12W, NW¼ SW¼, Section 30, T15N, R10W
Wright Private Road Permit
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/30/2015
Expected: 08/2015 08/2015 Diane Walker
231-745-4631
dtwalker@fs.fed.us
Description: The Huron-Manistee National Forests received an application from Duane and Laurie Wright for legal access, year-round use, and maintenance of an existing, gated road. The road right-of-way is approximately 2,640 feet x 12 feet wide or .72 acres
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46667
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Oceana. LEGAL - Not Applicable The road is located in the E½ SW¼, section 32, T13N, R16W, Otto Township, Oceana, 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 Christopher Frederick
231-723-2211 ext. 3105
cfrederick@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
Basin Pipeline, LLC Permit Reissue
CE

   *NEW LISTING*

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/20/2015
Expected: 10/2015 01/2016 Kathy Bietau
231-745-4631
kbietau@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue a 20-year permit to Basin Pipeline, LLC for the purpose of maintaining an existing underground sour gas pipeline. Project involves maintaining an 8" pipeline, 50' wide, 132' long, and 48" under and along Forest Trail Road.
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Mason. LEGAL - Not Applicable SW1/4, Section 13, T20N R17W, Grant East Township, Mason County, Michigan.
Cadillac Winter Promotions Groomer Barn Addition
CE

   *NEW LISTING*

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/27/2015
Expected: 09/2015 10/2015 Katie Nelson
231-745-4631 ex 3138
klnelson@fs.fed.us
Description: Cadillac Winter Promotions, an FS partner who grooms snowmobile trails on FS lands, is requesting an addition to their existing storage barn, so they can store all their grooming equipment inside.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47635
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Wexford. LEGAL - Dickson Township, T22N R14W, Section 4, Manistee County, Michigan Dickson Township, T22N R14W, Section 4, Manistee County, Michigan
Cherryland Electric
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/20/2014
Expected: 08/2015 08/2015 Christopher Frederick
231-723-2211 ext. 3105
cfrederick@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue an expired permit for the maintenance of both buried and overhead electric distribution lines across National Forest System lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42712
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Manistee. LEGAL - T22N, R13W, Sections 4,8,9,15,16; T22N, R14W, Sections 10-12,22,24,28-30 Dickson Township, East and West, Manistee, Michigan
Double Nickel Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/23/2015
Est. Comment Period
08/2015
Expected: 11/2015 11/2015 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.
Frontier Communications Pole Purchase Amendment
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Katie Nelson
909-382-2812
klnelson@fs.fed.us
Description: Frontier have purchased ownership of 33 existing poles, already located on Forest Service lands, from Great Lakes Energy. They wish to have their existing permit amended to include these 33 poles. No ground disturbing activities will occur.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46658
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Mason. LEGAL - Mason County, T20N R18W sections 35 and 36. Mason County, T20N R18W sections 35 and 36.
Great Lakes Energy Amendment 2
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/24/2012
Expected: 08/2015 08/2015 Mark Herberger
231-723-2211
mherberger@fs.fed.us
Description: Amend permit to combine GL Energy's permits across the Manistee NF and reissue Cadillac Manistee portion for a 30-year term (continued operation of electric distribution lines).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39688
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Lake, Manistee, Mason, Wexford. LEGAL - Wexford, Manistee, Lake, Mason Counties, Michigan 44.3 acres in Wexford, Manistee, Lake, and Mason counties.
Great Lakes Energy Rebuild Project. Permit Amendment 3
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/22/2014
Expected: 08/2015 08/2015 Katie Nelson
231-7454631 ext 3138
klnelson@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
High Bridge North Country Trail Reroute
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/05/2015
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 Christopher Frederick
231-745-4631x3138
cfrederick@fs.fed.us
Description: Relocate existing trail away from eroding bank along the Big Manistee River.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37612
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Manistee. LEGAL - T22N, R14W, Section 28, NW 1/4; Dickson West Township, Manistee County, Michigan East of Highbridge Road on the north bank of the Big Manistee River.
Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Lake Sturgeon Rearing Station
CE

   *NEW LISTING*

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/17/2015
Expected: 09/2015 01/2016 Kathy Bietau
231-745-4631
kbietau@fs.fed.us
Description: Partner with the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians to support holding ponds for the purpose of rearing Lake Sturgeon fry. A 2" hose and would lie across 150' of Forest land, with a pump and electric line to provide water from the Manistee River.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47424
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Manistee. LEGAL - Not Applicable N1/2 SE1/4, Section 20, T22N R15W, Brown Township, Manistee County. Rainbow Bend Access Site.
Martin Marietta Brine Pipeline Construction
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/07/2015
Est. Comment Period
09/2015
Expected: 12/2015 12/2015 Katie Nelson
231-745-4631
klnelson@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.
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 Brine Pipeline Permit Reissue
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/07/2015
Expected: 08/2015 08/2015 Katie Nelson
231-745-4631 ex 3138
klnelson@fs.fed.us
Description: Renewal of a permit for existing brine pipelines on Forest Service lands on the Manistee/Cadillac district. Lines are already in place and have been for many years. The current network consists of 7.33 miles and 27.10 acres in Mason County.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46691
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Mason. LEGAL - Not Applicable Various locations on Forest Service land in Mason County.
Nixon Guided Hunting 5 Year Permit
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/03/2015
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 Katie Nelson
231-745-4631 ex 3138
klnelson@fs.fed.us
Description: Mr. Wade Nixon wishes to obtain a 5 year special use permit for leading guided bear hunting trips on Forest Service from 2015 - 2019. About 6 groups of hunters(1-2 hunters each) will hunt over bait piles at specific locations during the legal season.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46920
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Wexford. LEGAL - of T21N, R10W Sec 4, 17, 27, 33; T21N, R11W, Sec 16; T22N, R10W, Sec 27, 33; T22N, R11W, Sec 26. of T21N, R10W Sec 4, 17, 27, 33; T21N, R11W, Sec 16; T22N, R10W, Sec 27, 33; T22N, R11W, Sec 26.
North Country Trail Relay Recreation Event
CE

   *NEW LISTING*

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/14/2015
Expected: 09/2015 11/2015 Kathy Bietau
231-745-4631
kbietau@fs.fed.us
Description: A running relay race on the North Country Trail from Uppers River Road to Bowman Bridge Campground. Event is proposed for the second Saturday in June from 5:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 2016-2020. All activity takes place on existing and designated trails.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47404
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Lake, Manistee, Mason. LEGAL - Not Applicable Race starts on National Forest lands in NE1/4 T23N, R13W, Section 13 at Upper River Trailhead and follows the North Country Trail south to Bowman Bridge Campground, T18N, R14W, Section 2, Lake County.
Nummerdor Driveway Construction
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/31/2015
Expected: 08/2015 08/2015 Katie Nelson
909-382-2812
klnelson@fs.fed.us
Description: Gregory and Donna Nummerdor wish to build a new driveway to access their private property on Pine Lake. They must cross approximately 150 feet of Forest Service land.This access road will be new construction.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46657
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Manistee. LEGAL - Manistee County, T21N R14W, Section 21 Manistee County, T21N R14W, Section 21
Red Zone Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period
06/11/2015
Expected: 09/2015 09/2015 Barbara Heidel
231-723-2211
bheidel@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed activity includes approximately 3,666 acres of thinning of red pine plantations.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45317
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Lake, Wexford. LEGAL - T21N,R12W,Sec 2,5; T21N,R10W,Sec 10,17,19,27,29-34; T21N,R11W,Sec 3,4,9-15,22,29,32; T21N,R12W,Sec 25,33,36; T22N,R11W,Sec 5,6,15,16,20-23,26-29,32-35; T22N,R12W,Sec 11; T23N,R11W,Sec23 Lake County-North Newkirk Township; Wexford County-Cherry Grove, Henderson, South Branch, Boon, Slagle, and Antioch Townships, Michigan
Tippy South
EA
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Comment Period
04/15/2015
Expected: 09/2015 09/2015 Richard Corner
231-775-5023-8732
racorner@fs.fed.us
Description: Stabilize banks at heavily eroded sites using a combination of rock, wood, and other native materials. Revegetate bare soils using native seeds and plants. Design and construct a low maintenance trail system that accesses the river.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45808
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Manistee. LEGAL - T20N, R14W, Section 36 The Project Area is located along the south bank of the Manistee River in the first mile downstream of Tippy Dam.
Westphal Special Use Forest Road Permit
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special area management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/01/2015
Expected: 08/2015 08/2015 Kathy Bietau
231-745-4631
kbietau@fs.fed.us
Description: NE1/4 SE1/4, Section 16 and the SW1/4, Section 15, T20N, R15W (Meade Township), Mason County, Michigan.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46883
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Oceana. LEGAL - Not Applicable NE1/4 SE1/4, Section 16 and the SW1/4, Section 15, T20N, R15W (Meade Township), Mason County, Michigan.
Huron-Manistee National Forest, Huron Shores Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
06 Recreation Event - Black Bear Bicycle Tour
CE

   *NEW LISTING*

   *UPDATED*
- Special area management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/14/2014
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 Patricia Thompson
989-826-3252
pthompson@fs.fed.us
Description: The Grayling Rotary Club conducts an annual bicycle tour from Grayling to Oscoda, Michigan in conjunction with the Au Sable River International Canoe Marathon. The event is held the Sunday of the marathon.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47386
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iosco. LEGAL - Not Applicable located in sec. 26, 17, 35 and 36, T24N, R6E, and sec 25, 26, 27, 31, 32, 33, and 34, T24N, R7E, sec. 29, 30 33, 35, T24N, R8E, Oscoda Twp, and sec. 5, and 6, T23N, R9E, Au Sable Twp, Iosco, Cnty, MI
2015 Pine River Bank Stabilization Project
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/04/2015
Expected: 07/2015 09/2015 Paul Thompson
989-739-0728 x 3028
pdthompson@fs.fed.us
Description: This project proposes creation of fish structures and stream bank stabilization of up to twenty sites along the Pine River in Alcona County, Michigan. Stabilization of the erosion sites would reduce sediment delivery and improve aquatic habitat.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46369
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Alcona. LEGAL - T25N, R8E, Section 7, 8, and 9. Buhl Dam to Cruzin Road
Alcona Canoe Livery Special Use Authorization Renewal for Storage Yard Permit
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/30/2015
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 Colleen Kollmeyer
231-775-5023 X8764
ckollmeyer@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue new authorizations for 5-year periods to the Alcona Canoe Rental for a stockpile/storage yard on National Forest System lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46571
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Alcona. LEGAL - NW 1/4 Section 13 T25N R5E, Alcona County, Michigan From Glennie follow Bamfield Road westerly 4 miles to Alcona Canoe Livery.
FDR 2145 and FDR 4543 Road Closure Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- 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

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/01/2015
Expected: 08/2015 04/2016 Kari Vanderheuel
989-739-0728x3026
kvanderheuel@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.
Issuance of a New Special Use Authorization for Air Force Ground Water Monitoring Wells
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/30/2015
Expected: 12/2015 02/2016 Gordon Haase
989-739-0728 ext. 3021
ghaase@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a new special use permit to the United States Air Force for a 30-year period to replace a permit expiring 12/31/2015. 131 ground water monitoring wells are placed as part of a ground water remediation project
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46558
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iosco. LEGAL - T24N R9E Sections 29, 30, 31 & 32, Iosco County, Michigan From Oscoda, Michigan follow County Road F41 northwesterly approximately 1 mile to Perimeter Road. Turn west onto Perimeter Road and travel approximately 1 mile to the project area.
Roy Creek
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Land management planning
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/11/2014
Est. Comment Period
07/2015
Expected: 12/2015 02/2016 Kari Vanderheuel
989-739-0728x3026
kvanderheuel@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.
Stout Red Pine Salvage and Reforestation Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*

   *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 08/2015 10/2015 Karlis Lazda
989-826-3252
klazda@fs.fed.us
Description: The summary of proposed actions are as follows: 1) clearcut and salvage approximately 158 acres of dead red pine 2) site prep and reforest approximately 215 acres with red pine seedlings 3) rehabilitate and or close user-impacted areas.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47425
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Alcona. LEGAL - T 26N, R6E Sections 12 and 13; T26N, R7E Section 18 Millen Township, Alcona County
The Iosco County Stockpile Permit Special Use Authorization Renewal
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/26/2015
Expected: 08/2015 11/2015 Colleen Kollmeyer
231-775-5023 X8764
ckollmeyer@fs.fed.us
Description: The Iosco County Road Commission has requested the continued use of the retired gravel pit near Five Channels Bridge for the stockpile of sand to be used for County road projects. This stockpile of sand was generated from the M65 bridge project.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46607
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iosco. LEGAL - SE¼ SW¼, Section 14, T24N, R6E, Iosco County, Michigan From Glennie, Michigan follow M65 south approximately 6 miles to the stockpile access road gate on the west side of the road.
Tour de Lumberjack Bike Event
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/02/2015
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 Kari Vanderheuel
989-739-0728x3026
kvanderheuel@fs.fed.us
Description: Northeast Ride Developers has made application with the Forest Service for a special use permit to host two simultaneous road bicycling tour events on portions of FS roads. The first bike event; 39-miles, the second would be 77 miles in length.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46350
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iosco. LEGAL - Not Applicable T22N, R6 and R7 East. T23N, R6 and R7 East.
Tuttle Marsh Phragmites Prescribed Burning
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Fuels 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
05 Rec Event - Oscoda County Riverfest Event
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/07/2015
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 Patricia Thompson
989-826-3252
pthompson@fs.fed.us
Description: The Huron-Manistee National Forests received an application from the Oscoda County Chamber of Commerce to conduct a 5k walk/run event for the next five years (2015-2019) on the Mio Ranger District.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46111
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Oscoda. LEGAL - Not Applicable From the intersection of M33 and M72 go east on South River Road approx 0.5 mile to the Wolf Creek Trailhead.
Fairview Red Pine HFRA Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/05/2015
Est. Comment Period
11/2015
Expected: 03/2016 04/2016 Antoine Bonner
989-826-3252 ext 3306
antoinebonner@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
Gardner Land-for-Land Exchange
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Land ownership management Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2015
Actual: 07/12/2015
07/2015 Paul Salvatore
231-775-5023
psalvatore@fs.fed.us
Description: Land-for-Land Exchange
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42945
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Manistee. LEGAL - SESWNE, SWSWNE, section 7, T25N, R2E, Michigan Meridian. Oscoda County, Big Creek Township Luzerne, Michigan
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.
Warbler Road KW Project
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/17/2015
Expected: 09/2015 10/2015 Steve Goldman
989-826-3252
sgoldman@fs.fed.us
Description: Conduct 338 acres high intensity and 1609 acres low/moderate intensity prescribed burning. Approve a 3,806 acre Maximum Manageable Area for prescribed burning. Site prep/plant 283 acres Kirtland's warbler habitat. Create 78 acres pine barrens.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46462
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Oscoda. LEGAL - T25N, R3E, Sections: 3,4,5,8,9,10. T26N, R3E, Sections: 27,28,29,32,33,34. National Forest System lands north of Mack Lake and south of Cauchy Road, between Fowler Road to the east and Eggleston Road to the west.
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