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
Horseback Riding Recreation Events - Mio, Harrisville and Tawas Ranger Districts
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2015
Actual: 04/13/2015
05/2015 Gordon Haase
989-739-0728 ext. 3021
ghaase@fs.fed.us
Description: W. Gastfield, Shore to Shore Trail Rides LTD, and the Michigan Trail Riders Association have each made application to hold recreation events for multiple dates, May-September for the next 5 years on the Michigan Shore to Shore Horseback Riding Trail.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46538
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District, Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Alcona, Crawford, Iosco, Oscoda. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Michigan Shore to Shore Horseback Riding Trail can be accessed from trail camps known as Luzerne, McKinley, South Branch and River Road Trail Camps. Follow the signs south from Luzerne on CR490.
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
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- 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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period
03/12/2015
Expected: 06/2015 06/2015 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
Brayton Creek/Cleveland Road stream crossing
CE
- Watershed management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/19/2015
Expected: 06/2015 06/2015 Richard Corner
231-775-5023
racorner@fs.fed.us
Description: Replace undersized culvert with a bridge to provide for fish passage and improve stream function.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46978
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Oceana. LEGAL - T13N, R15W, sections 11 and 14 Brayton creek crossing on Cleveland Road in Oceana County
Carr Private Road Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/30/2015
Expected: 06/2015 06/2015 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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
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
Fryling Driveway Construction
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/22/2015
Expected: 06/2015 06/2015 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
Loda Lake Wildflower Sanctuary Boardwalk Removal and Replacement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Special area management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/25/2015
Expected: 04/2015 06/2015 Diane Walker
231-745-4631
dtwalker@fs.fed.us
Description: Remove and replace the approximately 300 foot long wetlands boardwalk on the self-guided wildflower hiking trail in the existing location. The new boardwalk would be constructed of wood and have handrails and a viewing/resting area about mid-point.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46534
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Newaygo. LEGAL - Not Applicable Loda Lake Wildflower Sanctuary, a 72-acre contiguous block of National Forest System lands, is located in north central Newaygo County in section 2 of Lincoln Twp and section 35 of Merrill Twp.
Marciniak Private Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/31/2015
Expected: 06/2015 06/2015 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.
Mentor Partners Hungerford Generator Installation
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/30/2015
Expected: 05/2015 05/2015 Katie Nelson
909-382-2812
klnelson@fs.fed.us
Description: Installation of a new backup generator at Hungerford Communication Site. The generator will be located on a cement pad adjacent to the existing tower and equipment building, with a 60 gallon fuel tank located underneath. Connections will be buried
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46636
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Newaygo. LEGAL - NE1/4 of section 23, T15N R11W, Norwich Township, Newaygo County, Michigan Hungerford Communication Site
Seely Private Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/30/2015
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 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.
Sweetwater Non-Motorized Winter Trail
EA
- Recreation management
- Special use management
Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2015
Actual: 04/07/2015
04/2015 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
USA Merrill 1-18A Production Facility Construction
CE
- Minerals and Geology Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2015
Actual: 04/07/2015
09/2015 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
Wright Private Road Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/30/2015
Expected: 06/2015 06/2015 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
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
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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Road management
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
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.
Frontier Communications Pole Purchase Amendment
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/31/2015
Expected: 06/2015 06/2015 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.
Fun Promotions 10K & 15K Running Event
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/25/2015
Expected: 04/2015 07/2015 Kathy Bietau
231-745-4631
kbietau@fs.fed.us
Description: A trail running event on the day prior to an associated mountain bike event. The event would be capped at no more than 200 participants. There would be no ground disturbance.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46549
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Manistee. LEGAL - T21N, R15W, Section 25 Big M Trail System in Stronach Township, Manistee County, Michigan
Great Lakes Energy Amendment 2
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/24/2012
Expected: 05/2015 05/2015 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
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/22/2014
Expected: 05/2015 05/2015 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.
Martin Marietta Brine Pipeline Construction
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/07/2015
Est. Comment Period
06/2015
Expected: 09/2015 10/2015 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.
Nummerdor Driveway Construction
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/31/2015
Expected: 06/2015 06/2015 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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/28/2014
Est. Comment Period
04/2015
Expected: 08/2015 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
- Watershed management
- Recreation 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
- Special area management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/01/2015
Expected: 06/2015 06/2015 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
2015 Pine River Bank Stabilization Project
CE
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/04/2015
Expected: 04/2015 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
Alcona Canoe Livery Special Use Authorization Renewal for Storage Yard Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/30/2015
Expected: 05/2015 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.
AuSable River Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/04/2015
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.
FDR 2145 and FDR 4543 Road Closure Project
EA
- Road management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/09/2014
Est. Comment Period
05/2015
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 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
- Special use management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/01/2015
Expected: 05/2015 09/2015 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
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/30/2015
Expected: 04/2015 05/2015 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.
Joel D. King Private Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/05/2015
Expected: 05/2015 05/2015 Colleen Kollmeyer
231-775-5023 X8764
ckollmeyer@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a 20 year private road special use permit for access across National Forest System lands to private lands. The permit will authorize the use and maintenance of an existing Forest Road (2161) and the use of 2 existing FS gates.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46894
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iosco. LEGAL - Sections 1, 12, and 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 power line right-of-way.
Michael D. Rose Private Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2015
Actual: 04/07/2015
05/2015 Colleen Kollmeyer
231-775-5023 X8764
ckollmeyer@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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Land management planning
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/11/2014
Est. Comment Period
04/2015
Expected: 07/2015 09/2015 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.
The Iosco County Stockpile Permit Special Use Authorization Renewal
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2015
Expected: 05/2015 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
- Special use management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/02/2015
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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- 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
05 - Chamberlain Forest Service Road Use
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/07/2015
Expected: 04/2015 04/2015 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: 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.
Briggs and Bridge KW and Hazardous Fuels Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- 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
- 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
Koralewsi Private Road Authorization
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/31/2015
Expected: 04/2015 04/2015 Colleen Kollmeyer
231-775-5023 X8764
ckollmeyer@fs.fed.us
Description: The Huron-Manistee NF's received an application from Michael and Jennifer Koralewski for legal access, year-round use and maintenance of an existing user-created route located off County Road 489.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46671
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Wexford. LEGAL - Part of the NWSW, T26N, R1E, Section 2 Oscoda County, Big Creek Township, Section 2
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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2015
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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