Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

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- Ottawa National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Ottawa National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Ottawa National Forest, Bergland Ranger District
- Ottawa National Forest, Bessemer Ranger District
- Ottawa National Forest, Iron River Ranger District
- Ottawa National Forest, Kenton Ranger District
- Ottawa National Forest, Ontonagon Ranger District
- Ottawa National Forest, Watersmeet Ranger District


Ottawa National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest) R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Aspen Management Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period
02/12/2015
Expected: 08/2015 08/2015 Susanne Adams
906-884-2411x14
smadams@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will implement Forest Plan Objectives for aspen. We propose to clear cut approximately 1700 acres of aspen each year for 10-20 years, up to 30,000 acres. Road maintenance and reconstruction will also be proposed, as needed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43532
Location: UNIT - Ottawa National Forest All Units. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Ontonagon. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project area includes aspen stands covering approximately 30,000 acres of National Forest System (NFS) lands within management areas 1.1a, 3.1a, 4.1a, and 4.2a.
Ottawa National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide) R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2014 Bergland and Ontonagon Special Use Reissues
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/01/2014
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 Dawn Buss-Glodowski
906-884-2411, ext 15, or 2085
dbussglodowski@fs.fed.us
Description: Four separate parties, previously under permit, request continued access across Federal lands to their private property.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43548
Location: UNIT - Bergland Ranger District, Ontonagon Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Houghton, Ontonagon. LEGAL - Carlson T49N R36W Sec7 FR 1550, 1552,un-named spur Houghton Co; Darbyshire T49N R39W Sec21 FR 730-B Ontonagon Co; Johnson T50N R35W Sec31 FR 2270-R Houghton Co; McCoy T48N R42W Sec24 FR558 OntonagonCo Carlson12 miles n. of Kenton, MI east of FH 16;Darbyshire 6 miles s. of Rockland, MI west of US45;Johnson 14 miles w. and s. of Baraga, MI off FR2270; McCoy 6 mi. east of Bergland, MI then s. off M28.
2014 North Zone Special Use Permits
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/17/2013
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 Dawn Buss-Glodowski
906-884-2411, ext 15, or 2085
dbussglodowski@fs.fed.us
Description: Mr. Beauchamp, Mr. Gazda, Mr. Helka, Mr.s Kalousdian and Shamion, and Mr. Tucker request access to their private separate properties via Forest System lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43634
Location: UNIT - Bergland Ranger District, Kenton Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Houghton, Iron, Ontonagon. LEGAL - Beauchamp T46NR36W S1,12 Iron Co; Gazda T48NR36W S11 Houghton Co; Helka T47NR36W S6 Houghton Co; Shamion-Kalousdian T50NR41W S9,10,15 FR639,639-B, spur Ont Co.; Tucker T49NR41W S16 FR 530-S OntCo. Beauchamp S of Sidnaw,W on FR 2127,2127-K;Gazda 6 mi NW Sidnaw FR 1357;Helka E of Kenton FR 1219; Kalsd.Shamion SW Ont off Norwich FR639,639-B; Tucker E of Bergland to FR 530, 6 mi NE to 530-S
2015 Special Use Road Reissues (South Zone)
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2015
Expected: 09/2015 09/2015 Caleb Butcher
906-932-1330 x308
cbutcher@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of this project is to reissue 9 special use road permits that will be expiring at the end of 2015. 5 on the Bessemer District, 3 on the Iron River District and 1 on the Watersmeet District.
Location: UNIT - Bessemer Ranger District, Iron River Ranger District, Watersmeet Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Gogebic, Iron. LEGAL - Not Applicable Bessemer, Iron River and Watersmeet Districts
Northern Land & Sales Land Exchange Project
EA
- Land ownership management In Progress
Comment Period
02/10/2015
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 Michelle Holland
906-358-4021
mholland@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed land exchange with Mr. Norman Pestka, proposes to exchange approx. 51.07 acres of federal land, for approx. 48.70 acres of non-federal land in Houghton and Ontonagon Counties of Michigan.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44689
Location: UNIT - Bergland Ranger District, Kenton Ranger District, Ontonagon Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Houghton, Ontonagon. LEGAL - Federal Parcel 1: T49N, R42W, Sec. 33, N1/2NW, Ontonagon Co. Federal Parcel 2: T47N, R37W, portion of land in Sec. 2, SESE, Houghton Co. Non-Federal: T50N, R39W, Sec. 20, portion of SWNE, Ontonagon, C Federal Parcel 1: approx. 0.75 mls. north of Bergland, MI. Federal Parcel 2: approx. 0.25 mls. north of Kenton, MI, adjacent to cemetery. Non-Federal Parcel: approx. 1.5 mls. SW of Rockland, MI.
Scott and Schott Forest Road Special Use Permits
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/06/2014
Expected: 12/2015 12/2015 Dawn Buss-Glodowski
906-884-2411, ext 15, or 2085
dbussglodowski@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuance of Forest Road Special Use permits to two separate individuals for access to their private property across Forest Service lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47260
Location: UNIT - Bergland Ranger District, Ontonagon Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Ontonagon. LEGAL - Scott T50N R37W Sec. 14,15,22 FR 1823,1674-E1; Schott T48N R42W Sec 8,16,17 FR 511, 511-G FR 1823 off of FH 16,appx. 3 mi south of MI State Hwy38; FR 511 appx. 1 mile south of Bergland, MI off East Shore Road.
Ottawa National Forest, Bergland Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2015 North Zone Special Use Permit Reissues
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/05/2015
Expected: 12/2015 12/2015 Dawn Buss-Glodowski
906-884-2411, ext 15, or 2085
dbussglodowski@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue Special Use permits to 9 current permittees for their continued access to their private land across Forest Service Land.
Location: UNIT - Bergland Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Gogebic, Houghton, Ontonagon. LEGAL - 1)Bultsma2)Hokans T47NR41W FR6930-Y;3)EricksonCreekAssoc T49NR39W FR733-F; 4)Juntunen T50NR36W FR1656;5)Livingston T49NR41WSec2;6)Millard7)Purdy8)Shamion T50NR40W FR696/696C;9)Mannikko T49NR40W FR730J FR 6930-Y 10 mi SE of Bergland;FR733-F and 730-J 9 mi SW of Rockland;FR1656 5 mi SW of Nisula, MI; Livingston off Norwich Road 12 mi S of Ontonagon; FR696/696-C 5 mi S of Ontonagon off Norwich Rd.;
Trap Hills Amateur Radio Club Permit Reissue
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/05/2015
Expected: 12/2015 12/2015 Dawn Buss-Glodowski
906-884-2411, ext 15, or 2085
dbussglodowski@fs.fed.us
Description: Continued use and access to a radio antenna owned by Trap Hills Amateur Radio Club mounted on the Forest Service Trap Hills Radio Repeater Tower, allowing for their emergency short wave radio communications.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47254
Location: UNIT - Bergland Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Ontonagon. LEGAL - T49N R42W Section 5; T50N R42W Section 32 Radio Tower is located approximately six miles north of Bergland, MI one mile east of State Highway M-64.
Wisconsin Central Railroad Special Use Reissue
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/31/2014
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 Dawn Buss-Glodowski
906-884-2411, ext 15, or 2085
dbussglodowski@fs.fed.us
Description: Wisconsin Central, LTD, a subsidiary of Canadian National Railroad, has requested to continue to operate and maintain a standard gauge railroad across Forest System lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43675
Location: UNIT - Bergland Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Ontonagon. LEGAL - T49N R42W Sections 1,11,12,14,15,27,28,34 The segment of railroad across Forest system lands begins 1 mile east of Bergland, MI and runs 6.3 miles to the north and east.
Ottawa National Forest, Bessemer Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Alligator Eye Rock Overlook Project
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/01/2015
Expected: 09/2015 10/2015 Susan Trull
906-932-1330 ext. 312
strull@fs.fed.us
Description: Maintain the open rock native plant community. Reconstruct portions of the hiking trail leading to the overlook, such as the failing steps near the trailhead ; and to block access to the trail from unauthorized use by off highway vehicles.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47471
Location: UNIT - Bessemer Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Gogebic. LEGAL - Not Applicable Bessemer District, Westside Lake Gogebic
Ottawa National Forest, Iron River Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
AT&T Fiber Optic Installation
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Michelle Holland
906-358-4021
mholland@fs.fed.us
Description: Installation of Fiber Optic Cables along existing power lines and utilities coridor. In T 43N, R 35 W, Section Section 4.
Location: UNIT - Iron River Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iron. LEGAL - T 43N R 35W Section 4 Iron Lake Road and Geniron Road
Giannola Special Use, Goldmine Road
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/19/2015
Expected: 09/2015 09/2015 Michelle Holland
906-358-4021
mholland@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposal is to issue a special use permit to an individual for use and maintenance of existing FR 3476.
Location: UNIT - Iron River Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iron. LEGAL - T44N, R36W, Sec. 23, W1/2SE, NESW, SENW Access is from Basswood Rd. west of Iron River, MI, then to Goldmine Rd., then approx. 1.30 miles north to FR 3476.
Ottawa National Forest, Kenton Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Onion Creek Unauthorized Road Decommission
CE
- Watershed management Analysis Completed Expected: 06/2015
Actual: 07/08/2015
01/2016 Ellen Lesch
906-932-1330 ext. 347
elesch@fs.fed.us
Description: Decommission unauthorized road where resource damage from illegal off-highway vehicle (OHV)use is impacting Onion Creek and downstream the E. Br. Ontonagon River (segment classified Wild), a congressionally designated Wild and Scenic River (WSR).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46865
Location: UNIT - Kenton Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Houghton. LEGAL - Not Applicable Kenton Ranger District
Ottawa National Forest, Ontonagon Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Baraga Telephone Special Use Permit Reissue
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/05/2015
Expected: 12/2015 12/2015 Dawn Buss-Glodowski
906-884-2411, ext 15 or 2085
dbussglodowski@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue expiring permit for Baraga Telephone lines to cross 2.42 acres of Forest Service Land to service the local community.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47253
Location: UNIT - Ontonagon Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Houghton. LEGAL - T50N R35W Sections 6,10,15,23,36 Underground copper telephone line lies near Alston, MI, alongside portions of South Laird Road, Pricket Dam Road, and Cemetery Road.
Christensen Forest Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/29/2013
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 Dawn Buss-Glodowski
906-884-2411, ext 15, or 2085
dbussglodowski@fs.fed.us
Description: Mr. Christensen has requested access across Forest System land to access his private property.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43670
Location: UNIT - Ontonagon Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Ontonagon. LEGAL - T49N R39W Sec. 13 and 21-24 Approximately 8 miles south of Rockland, MI off US Hwy 45 to Forest Roads 710, 715, and 715-G to private land.
Ottawa National Forest, Watersmeet Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Dix Special Use Access
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/16/2013
Expected: 08/2015 08/2015 Michelle Holland
906-358-4021
mholland@fs.fed.us
Description: To issue a new special use permit for use and maintenance of an existing Forest Road, and use and maintenance of a non-system road segment.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42421
Location: UNIT - Watersmeet Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Ontonagon. LEGAL - T46N, R40W, Sec. 3 Project area is on north side of CR 527, using FR 6945 and a non-system road to private property in Sec. 3, SWNW.
Ellenbecker Sugarbush
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/04/2012
Expected: 08/2015 08/2015 Michelle Holland
906-358-4021
mholland@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal is to issue a new special use permit for maintaining and operating maple syrup collection lines and equipment on National Forest System lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=29482
Location: UNIT - Watersmeet Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Gogebic. LEGAL - T.45N,. R.41W., Section 1, NENE NFS land is adjacent to Ellenbecker's private property on Beaton's Lake.
Gough Special Use Proposal, Paulding
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/04/2012
Expected: 08/2015 08/2015 Michelle Holland
906-358-4021
mholland@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal is to issue a special use permit for use and maintenance of an existing driveway on National Forest System lands. Driveway is approximately 75 feet long.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36437
Location: UNIT - Watersmeet Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Ontonagon. LEGAL - T46N, R39W, Sec. 15, SWNW Driveway is located off of Old U.S. 45, south of Paulding, MI.
Niemi Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/23/2014
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 Michelle Holland
906-358-4021
mholland@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposal is to issue a special use authorization to an individual, for use and maintenance of FR 6924 and an existing non-system road, to access private property.
Location: UNIT - Watersmeet Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Ontonagon. LEGAL - T46N, R40W, Sec. 18, E1/2SW, SWSE; Sec. 19, NE, N1/2SE; Sec. 20, NWSW, S1/2NW Access road is located approximately 6 miles north of U.S. 2,off of CR 527.
State of Michigan Wayside Reissues
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2015
Expected: 09/2015 09/2015 Caleb Butcher
906-932-1330 x308
cbutcher@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissuing 2 permits to the State of Michigan for a wayside on U.S. Hwy 2 and a wayside on U.S. Hwy 45.
Location: UNIT - Watersmeet Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Gogebic. LEGAL - T44N R39W Section 32, SENE (Hwy 45 Wayside) & T44N R38W Section 15, NESE; Section 14, NWSW (Hwy 2 Wayside) T44N R39W Section 32, SENE (Hwy 45 Wayside) & T44N R38W Section 15, NESE; Section 14, NWSW (Hwy 2 Wayside)
VanLaanen Special Use
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/18/2015
Expected: 09/2015 09/2015 Michelle Holland
906-358-4021
mholland@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposal is to issue a special use permit to an individual for use and maintenance of FR 3212.
Location: UNIT - Watersmeet Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iron. LEGAL - T43N, R37W, Sec. 10, W1/2, NWNE Access is from FH 16 south, to FR 3210, then approx. 1 mile to FR 3212 on the right.
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