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.

Report Contents (click to jump to a section):
- Projects Occurring Nationwide
- Shawnee National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Shawnee National Forest, Hidden Springs Ranger District
- Shawnee National Forest, Mississippi Bluffs Ranger District


Projects Occurring Nationwide
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Incorporating Greater Sage-grouse Conservation Measures into Land Management Plans (Wyoming)
EIS
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Cancelled N/A N/A Danielle Chi
801-625-5667
dkchi@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service will be a cooperating agency with the BLM (lead agency) in preparing programmatic EISs to incorporate greater sage-grouse conservation measures into land management plans, including the Thunder Basin NG plan, through plan amendment
Web Link: http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/more/sagegrouse/eastern.html
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. LEGAL - Not Applicable UNIT - Thunder Basin NG portion of the Medicine Bow-Routt NF; WY; multiple counties involved
Shawnee 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
Ameren Powerline Reconstruction Project
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/05/2013
Est. Comment Period
08/2014
Expected: 11/2014 12/2014 Robert Monroe
618-658-2111
robertmonroe@fs.fed.us
Description: Ameren Power Generating Company needs a new permit to reconstruct seven-miles of an existing permitted electric transmission line system, to include lines, poles, and supporting structures. The line runs from Grand Tower to Makanda.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41796
Location: UNIT - Shawnee National Forest All Units. STATE - Illinois. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - Township 10 South, Range 3 West Section 8, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, & 27 Their permitted right-of-way across Forest land is located between Grand Tower and Makanda.
Hamburg Hill Trail of Tears Enhancements
CE
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Mary McCorvie
618-253-1045
mmccorvie@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will provide Trailhead improvements and historic and environmental restoration for a trailhead at the top of Hamburg Hill on the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41798
Location: UNIT - Shawnee National Forest All Units. STATE - Illinois. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - Section 32 and 33, Township 12 South, Range 2 Hamburg Hill is located in Union County just west of Jonesboro
Phragmites Eradication
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Developing Proposal
Scoping Start
06/18/2014
Est. Comment Period
07/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Chad Deaton
618-833-8576
cdeaton@fs.fed.us
Description: We plan to eradicate two invasive species; common reed (Phragmites) and reed canarygrass, while populations are relatively small and the chance for success is high.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37233
Location: UNIT - Shawnee National Forest All Units. STATE - Illinois. COUNTY - Jackson, Johnson, Pope, Union. LEGAL - Not Applicable Several sites across the Forest
Shawnee National Forest, Hidden Springs Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Ameren Utility Expansion
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Robert Monroe
618-658-2111
robertmonroe@fs.fed.us
Description: Ameren has an easement for a power corridor on Forest land just south of Lake of Egypt. It is about 1.2 miles long and 125 feet wide. The proposal is to widen the corridor by 12.5 feet on both sides. To widen, vegetation will need to be removed.
Location: UNIT - Hidden Springs Ranger District. STATE - Illinois. COUNTY - Johnson. LEGAL - Section 9 and 16, Township 11 South, Range 3 East, Goreville Quad The proposed expansion is located at Goreville Quad #23, Section 9 and 16, Township 11 South, Range 3 East in Johnson County, Illinois.
Hick's Dome Mineral Prospecting Permit
CE
- Minerals and Geology Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2014
Expected: 08/2014 11/2014 Richard Blume-Weaver
618-253-1018
rblume-weaver@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposal is to permit the Hicks Dome Prospecting Company to drill three boreholes at three discrete sites in the Hicks Dome area of Hardin County.
Location: UNIT - Hidden Springs Ranger District. STATE - Illinois. COUNTY - Hardin. LEGAL - Not Applicable Near Hicks Dome in Hardin County
Ramsey Branch Hardwood Restoration
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period
03/31/2014
Expected: 07/2014 09/2014 Tom Neal
(618) 658-2111
tneal@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed actions encourage resilient forest conditions through silvicultural treatments including commercial thinning that will enhance the diversity of native vegetation on about 53 acres.
Web Link: http://www.fs.usda.gov/projects/shawnee/landmanagement/projects
Location: UNIT - Hidden Springs Ranger District. STATE - Illinois. COUNTY - Pope. LEGAL - T12S, R6E, Sec 5 The Ramsey Branch project area is about 1 mile east of Eddyville, IL.
Wagon Creek Culvert Replacement
CE
- Road management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Justin Dewey
618-687-1731
jpdewey@fs.fed.us
Description: Johnson County has received funding to replace a culvert under the Creal Springs Road with a bridge. The replacement work is expected to impact an area on the national forest over a width of 50%u2019 from centerline for a length of about 500 feet.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44864
Location: UNIT - Hidden Springs Ranger District. STATE - Illinois. COUNTY - Johnson. LEGAL - Not Applicable Wagon Creek in Johnson County
Shawnee National Forest, Mississippi Bluffs Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Cedar Lake Shoreline Stabilization
CE
- Watershed management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2014
Expected: 07/2014 09/2014 John DePuy
618-658-2111
jdepuy@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will be a continuation of work done over the past several years to stabilize the eroding shorelines at Cedar Lake using the barge application method of stone riprap placement.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44683
Location: UNIT - Mississippi Bluffs Ranger District. STATE - Illinois. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - Not Applicable Cedar Lake
Kinkaid Lake Gullies 2
CE
- Watershed management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 John DePuy
618-658-2111
jdepuy@fs.fed.us
Description: This project proposes four gullies for stabilization near Kinkaid Lake.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44686
Location: UNIT - Mississippi Bluffs Ranger District. STATE - Illinois. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - Not Applicable Drainage that flow into Kinkaid lake in Jackson County.
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