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
Basswood Drive ORV Damage Restoration Project
CE
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/02/2015
Expected: 04/2015 05/2015 Diane Walker
231-745-4631
dtwalker@fs.fed.us
Description: Address illegal ORV use off of Basswood Drive and 58th Street by closing the play area to motorized vehicles and restoring the site. Because of the size of the area, the restoration and closure of the area would take place over several years.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46225
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Newaygo. LEGAL - Not Applicable Basswood Drive and 58th Street in section 9, Brooks Township, Newaygo County
Bigelow-Newaygo Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Fuels management
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/20/2014
Est. Comment Period
01/2015
Expected: 04/2015 05/2015 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
Chase Red Pine Fuels Project
EA
- Forest products
- Road management
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/09/2015
Est. Comment Period
05/2015
Expected: 09/2015 09/2015 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
Sweetwater Non-Motorized Winter Trail
EA
- Special use management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Comment Period
12/04/2014
Expected: 03/2015 03/2015 Kathy Bietau
231-745-4631
kbietau@fs.fed.us
Description: To provide a safe environment for permitted dog sled events the Forest Service proposes to close several Forest Service roads to motorized vehicles, including snowmobiles, in an area between US 10 and Wingleton Road from December 1 through March 31.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45339
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - Not Applicable Sweetwater Township, Sections 21,22,23,24,25,26 and 27,and Webber Township, Sections 29, 30 and 32, Lake County
Switzer 20-Year Private Road Permit
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 01/2015
Actual: 01/16/2015
01/2015 Kathy Bietau
231-745-4631
kbietau@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a special use private road permit to Mr. Switzer for use of an unclassified forest road. The length of the road is approximately 2,400 feet. The permit will allow him to maintain the road. No other reasonable means of access exist.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44982
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Newaygo. LEGAL - Not Applicable The road is located in the E1/2, Section 1, Brooks Township, Newaygo County, Michigan.
US Geological Service Stream Gauge Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/29/2014
Expected: 01/2015 01/2015 Diane Walker
231-745-4631
dtwalker@fs.fed.us
Description: US Geological Service's (USGS)special use permit for an unmanned stream gauge on the Little Muskegon River will expire on 12/31/14. USGS would like to continue to use this location and has requested a new 20-year special use permit.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45512
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Newaygo. LEGAL - Not Applicable NE1/4 SW1/4 Section 14, T12N,R11W (Croton Township), Newaygo County.
USA Merrill 1-18A Production Facility Construction
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
02/02/2015
Expected: 03/2015 04/2015 Diane Walker
231-745-4631
dtwalker@fs.fed.us
Description: OIL Energy Inc. has filed an amendment to their Surface Use Plan of Operations to construct a tank battery, treater, flow lines, and access road to collect and market their product from the Merrill 1-18A well.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46224
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Newaygo. LEGAL - Not Applicable The proposed location is adjacent to the well pad which is located in the SE1/4 SE1/4 NE1/4 Section 18, Merrill Township, Newaygo County.
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
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
Black Locust Fuelwood EA
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Analysis Completed Expected: 01/2015 01/2015 Matthew McQueen
231-723-2211 x3121
mmcqueen@fs.fed.us
Description: Convert two black locust stands (19 acres total) to upland openings. Treat black locust with a combination of herbicide and firewood cutting. After the trees are removed the openings would be planted and maintained with prescribed fire.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43807
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Wexford. LEGAL - T23N, R12W, Sections 25 and 26 Springville Township, Wexford County, Michigan
Cherryland Electric
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/20/2014
Expected: 01/2015 01/2015 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
Chesapeake Media 1, LLC
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/04/2015
Expected: 04/2015 04/2015 Paul Salvatore
231-775-5023
psalvatore@fs.fed.us
Description: Change of ownership and extending the term of lease for communication site at Harrietta.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46308
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Wexford. LEGAL - part of the NW 1/4, Section 25, T22N, R12W, Slagle Township, Wexford County, Michigan Harrietta Communication Site
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Extreme Hike
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/12/2015
Expected: 04/2015 09/2015 Kathy Bietau
231-745-4631
kbietau@fs.fed.us
Description: A hike on the North Country National Scenic Hiking Trail and the Manistee River Trail for the next two (2) years (2015-2016) on the Cadillac/Manistee RD.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46272
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Manistee. LEGAL - T22N, R13W, Section 2, 3, 10, 11, 14, 15, 22, 23, Dickson Township; and T23N, R13W, Section 24-26, 35, 36, Marilla Township, Manistee County, Michigan. Dickson and Marilla Townships, Manistee County, Michigan
Double Nickel Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/23/2015
Est. Comment Period
04/2015
Expected: 07/2015 09/2015 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.
Eddington Creek Head-cut Repair
CE
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/14/2014
Expected: 01/2015 01/2015 Chris Riley
(231) 723-2211-3122
criley01@fs.fed.us
Description: The face of head-cuts would be shaped smooth using handtools and covered with coir fabric mesh staked into place. Eroded pine would be used as a source of material to provide soil stability, grade control, and energy dissipation.
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Manistee. LEGAL - T23N, R13W, Section 26 Eddington Creek is a high quality cold-water trout stream that flows directly into the Manistee River about one mile downstream of Hodenpyle Dam.
Great Lakes Energy Amendment 2
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/24/2012
Expected: 01/2015 01/2015 Christopher Frederick
231-723-2211x3105
cfrederick@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
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/22/2014
Expected: 01/2015 01/2015 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 On Hold N/A N/A 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.
Irrigation Storage Pond
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/20/2014
Expected: 02/2015 02/2015 Christopher Frederick
231-723-2211 ext. 3105
cfrederick@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a 5 year permit to John Urka for the purpose of a storage pond for irrigation.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43936
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Manistee. LEGAL - T22N, R14W, S1/2, N1/2, NW1/4, NE1/4 of Section 11 Dickson Township(West), Manistee County, Michigan
Red Zone Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/28/2014
Est. Comment Period
01/2015
Expected: 04/2015 10/2015 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
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/19/2014
Est. Comment Period
01/2015
Expected: 04/2015 04/2015 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.
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.
Upper River Road Trailhead for the North Country Trail
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/20/2014
Expected: 04/2015 04/2015 Christopher Frederick
231-723-2211 ext. 3105
cfrederick@fs.fed.us
Description: Expand the trailhead parking area to accommodate 20 vehicles. Project work would include removing some trees, grading the area and may include adding gravel.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43933
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Manistee. LEGAL - T22N, R13W, SE1/4, NW1/4 of Section 22 Dickson Township(East), Manistee County, Michigan
Huron-Manistee National Forest, Huron Shores Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2015 Pine River Bank Stabilization Project
CE
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/04/2015
Expected: 03/2015 05/2015 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
AuSable River Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Project
CE
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2015
Expected: 04/2015 06/2015 Paul Thompson
989-739-0728
pdthompson@fs.fed.us
Description: Placement of approximately 225 trees per acre along a ten mile stretch of the AuSable River. Multiple trees (5-15) will be used to create debris jams along the river banks to created aquatic habitat. Trees would be anchored in place along the river.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46357
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Alcona, Iosco. LEGAL - T25N R5E, Sections 14, 23, 26, 34 and 35; T24N R5E, Sections 1, 2, 12 and 13 Along the Au Sable river between Alcona Dam and Loud Pond.
Charles and Gaetane Watson Private Road Permit
CE
- Road management
- Special use management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2015
Expected: 04/2015 05/2015 Gordon Haase
989-739-0728 ext. 3021
ghaase@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a 20-year private road special use permit to the Watson's for access and maintenance of an existing road across National Forest System lands. This road is currently under permit to a neighboring landowner. This permit would be concurrent.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45978
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iosco. LEGAL - Not Applicable From Monument Road, take Brownell Road (4510)east approximately 2.5miles to the access road on the west side of 4510.
Emerson Pit Operations Plan
CE
- Special use management
- Minerals and Geology
Cancelled N/A N/A Gordon Haase
989-739-0728 ext. 3021
ghaase@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuance of a stockpile permit to the Alcona County Road Commission for a 5 year period to temporarily store mineral materials removed and processed from the Emerson Gravel Pit on Kimberlin Road. Minerals are State owned and a Lease is to be issued.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44584
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Alcona. LEGAL - Section 12 of T25N R6E, Michigan Meridian From Glennie travel 4.5 miles east on County Road F30 to Kimberlin Road. Turn north and travel for approximately 1 mile to the Emerson Pit location on the west side of the road.
FDR 2145 and FDR 4543 Road Closure Project
EA
- Road management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/09/2014
Est. Comment Period
01/2015
Expected: 05/2015 06/2015 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 - 2145 is located in Section 18 of T23N R6E Plainfield Township Iosco County. 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
- Recreation management
- Special use management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2015
Expected: 02/2015 05/2015 Gordon Haase
989-739-0728 ext. 3021
ghaase@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.
Michael D. Rose Private Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2014
Expected: 01/2015 02/2015 Patricia Thompson
989-826-3252
pthompson@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a 20 year private road special use permit for access from National Forest System lands to private lands. The special use is a separate authorization from an existing neighbor authorization and involves existing gates on Forest Road 2161.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43328
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iosco. LEGAL - Sections 1, 12 & 13 T24N R5E and Section 18 T24N R6E, Iosco County Plainfield and Oscoda Townships, Michigan Meridian. From Bissonette Road west of M65 approximately 5 miles to the Link Ranch Property access road. The permit road is beyond the gated private property and along the ITC Powerline right of way.
Roy Creek
EA
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Land management planning
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/11/2014
Est. Comment Period
03/2015
Expected: 06/2015 08/2015 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.
Tour de Lumberjack Bike Event
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2015
Expected: 05/2015 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
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
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
Wilbur Creek Trail Bridge Replacement
CE
- Recreation management Analysis Completed Expected: 02/2015
Actual: 02/09/2015
08/2015 Gordon Haase
989-739-0728 ext. 3021
ghaase@fs.fed.us
Description: The existing bridge spans Wilbur Creek and is part of the Michigan Shore to Shore Horseback Riding and Hiking Trail and is 36 years old. Replacement plans involve treated wood and design will meet Forest Service Horse Trail Bridge standards.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44090
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Alcona. LEGAL - Section 16 of T25N R5E, Curtis Township, Alcona County Michigan. From Curtisville, Michigan this project is approximately 1/4 mile east on Bamfield Road and then 1/4 mile north along the Horseback Riding Trail.
Huron-Manistee National Forest, Mio Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
05 - Chamberlain Forest Service Road Use
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/07/2015
Expected: 03/2015 03/2015 Patricia Thompson
989-826-3252
pthompson@fs.fed.us
Description: The Huron-Manistee National Forests received an application from Shelley and Kenneth Chamberlain for legal access, Year-round use and maintenance of an existing FDR 4306 aka Wilcox Rd off of McKinley Rd on the Mio Ranger District.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46110
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Oscoda. LEGAL - Not Applicable From the intersection of M-72/33 and McKinley Rd go east on McKinley approx. 1.25 miles to FSR 4306 aka Wilcox Road.
05 Rec Event - Oscoda County Riverfest Event
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/07/2015
Expected: 03/2015 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.
Briggs and Bridge KW and Hazardous Fuels Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period
11/19/2014
Expected: 04/2015 05/2015 Karlis Lazda
989-826-3252
klazda@fs.fed.us
Description: Clearcut and plant 583 acres of KW habitat,thin 1779 acres of red pine, prescribe burn 606 acres for fuels reduction,construct 380 acres of fuelbreaks,create 151 acres & maintain 137 acres of wildlife openings, close 1.9 miles of Forest roads
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43303
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Crawford, Oscoda. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project is located on the Mio Ranger District. It spans east from Chase Bridge Rd to M-33 and south from M-72 to the Huron-Manistee National Forests boundary.
Fairview Red Pine HFRA Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2015
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
- Land ownership management In Progress
Comment Period
12/18/2014
Expected: 04/2015 04/2015 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.
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