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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- Shawnee National Forest, Hidden Springs Ranger District
- Shawnee National Forest, Mississippi Bluffs Ranger District


Shawnee National Forest, Hidden Springs Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
AS Road Permit
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2017
Expected: 06/2017 06/2017 Angela Adame
618-658-1318
angelaadame@fs.fed.us
Description: We are proposing to allow the development of a new right-of-way (ROW) across 0.3 miles of National Forest System (NFS) land, located at Section 19, Township 11 South, Range 4 East, 3rd P.M., Johnson County, Illinois.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51538
Location: UNIT - Hidden Springs Ranger District. STATE - Illinois. COUNTY - Johnson. LEGAL - Section 19, Township 11 South, Range 4 East, 3rd P.M. Located in Johnson County, Illinois.
Cretaceous Hills Ecological Restoration
EIS
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
10/10/2014
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
04/2017
Expected: 12/2017 01/2018 Leonard Pitcher
6186581302
lpitcher@fs.fed.us
Description: This project proposes about 3,000 acres of pine thinning, 15,000 acres of prescribed fire, treatment of invasive species, maintenance of barren habitats, development of vernal ponds and roadwork.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45129
Location: UNIT - Hidden Springs Ranger District. STATE - Illinois. COUNTY - Massac, Pope. LEGAL - Not Applicable Southeastern Pope and eastern Massac Counties About 7 miles south- southwest of Golconda, Illinois
G.G. Road Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/11/2016
Expected: 04/2017 04/2017 Angela Kelley
618-658-1318
ajkelley@fs.fed.us
Description: A proposal to develop a new right-of-way (ROW) across 0.25 miles of Shawnee National Forest land, in Pope County, Illinois. The ROW would connect private land to Bushwhack Road.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48489
Location: UNIT - Hidden Springs Ranger District. STATE - Illinois. COUNTY - Pope. LEGAL - Not Applicable Off of Bushwhack Road in Pope County.
Grindstaff Hollow Association Road Permit Reissue
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/03/2017
Expected: 04/2017 04/2017 Angela Kelley
618-658-1318
ajkelley@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposal is to renew a special-use permit, which allows for the continued use of a 1320 foot by 40 foot or 1.2 acre, right-of-way across National Forest System land for ingress and egress to private property.
Location: UNIT - Hidden Springs Ranger District. STATE - Illinois. COUNTY - Pope. LEGAL - Not Applicable The right-of way is located in E1/2SESW, Section 28, Township 10 South, Range 8 East, 3rd PM, Gallatin County, Illinois.
IDNR Trail Special Use Reissue
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/03/2017
Expected: 04/2017 04/2017 Angela Kelley
618-658-1318
ajkelley@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposal is to renew a special-use permit, which allows for use of a 400 foot by 100 foot or .92 acre, right-of-way across National Forest System land for a section of the Rails to Trails biking trail.
Location: UNIT - Hidden Springs Ranger District. STATE - Illinois. COUNTY - Johnson. LEGAL - Not Applicable The right-of way is located at Section 3, Township 12 South, Range 3 East, 3rd PM, Johnson County, Illinois.
Invasive Species Management at Dixon Springs Agricultural Center
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
01/03/2017
Est. Comment Period
05/2017
Expected: 09/2017 10/2017 Matthew Lechner
618-253-1016
mlechner@fs.fed.us
Description: A proposed project to actively manage, with pesticides, invasive species on Forest Service land operated under special permit by the University of Illinois and the Dixon Springs Agricultural Center.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50693
Location: UNIT - Hidden Springs Ranger District. STATE - Illinois. COUNTY - Pope. LEGAL - Not Applicable Dixon Springs Agricultural Center
Little Cache Ecological Restoration and Habitat Enhancement
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/13/2016
Est. Comment Period
05/2017
Expected: 09/2017 10/2017 Leonard Pitcher
618-658-1302
lpitcher@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed actions will encourage resilient forest conditions through silvicultural treatments that will enhance the presence of the oak-hickory hardwood forest-type.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48943
Location: UNIT - Hidden Springs Ranger District. STATE - Illinois. COUNTY - Johnson. LEGAL - Not Applicable Little Cache area about 5 miles north of Vienna, Illinois.
Lusk Creek Canoe Launch
EA
- Recreation management
- Facility management
In Progress
Comment Period
03/13/2017
Expected: 06/2017 06/2017 Heather Carey
618-658-1330
hcarey@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct a small parking lot and stream access ramp for launching small watercraft.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=11009
Location: UNIT - Hidden Springs Ranger District. STATE - Illinois. COUNTY - Pope. LEGAL - T12S R6E Sec 16 Eddyville Blacktop adjacent to the Eddyville Bridge over Lusk Creek
M.N. Road Permit Reissue
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/03/2017
Expected: 04/2017 04/2017 Angela Kelley
618-658-1318
ajkelley@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposal is to renew a special-use permit which would allow for the continued use of a about an acre, right-of-way across National Forest System land for ingress and egress to private property.
Location: UNIT - Hidden Springs Ranger District. STATE - Illinois. COUNTY - Pope. LEGAL - Not Applicable The right-of way is located in NESE, Section 15, Township 12 South, Range 7 East, 3rd PM, Pope County, Illinois.
No Sleep Adventure Race
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2017
Expected: 05/2017 05/2017 Angela Adame
618-658-1318
angelaadame@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposal is to allow the holder to host the No Sleep Adventure Race, a 24-hour and 8-hour competitive adventure team race that includes trekking, land navigation, biking, ropes, and canoeing. The event would occur June 10th to June11th, 2017.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51537
Location: UNIT - Hidden Springs Ranger District. STATE - Illinois. COUNTY - Johnson, Pope. LEGAL - Not Applicable In the area of Lake Glendale
Shawnee National Forest, Mississippi Bluffs Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Ameren: Gale to Clear Creek
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2017
Expected: 10/2017 11/2017 Chad Deaton
618-658-2111
cdeaton@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed Gale to Clear Creek Levee reconstruction project consists of 2.65 miles of the Gale to McClure 69,000 Volt Transmission line in existing right of way within the Shawnee National Forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51534
Location: UNIT - Mississippi Bluffs Ranger District. STATE - Illinois. COUNTY - Alexander. LEGAL - NESW, Section 3, Township 15 South Range 3 West, E1/2W1/2, Section 34, Township 14 South Range 3 West Gale to Clear Creek
Big Muddy River Bottoms Habitat Improvement II
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period
12/26/2016
Expected: 08/2017 09/2017 Shannan Sharp
318-765-3554
sdsharp@fs.fed.us
Description: The project would use herbicide to prevent re-sprouting of woody vegetation after timber stand improvement. It also proposes to increase the area of bottomland to be treated by 6500 acres, treat invasive species and adds prescribed fire.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46967
Location: UNIT - Mississippi Bluffs Ranger District. STATE - Illinois. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - Not Applicable Oakwood Bottoms and surrounding area
Kinkaid Salvage Project
CE
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2017
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 Justin Dodson
618-658-1316
jddodson@fs.fed.us
Description: Portions of the Forest were impacted by a tornado in Jackson County, west of Kinkaid Lake. We are proposing to salvage about 250 acres of wind damaged timber. Reforestation and timber stand improvement are also proposed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51536
Location: UNIT - Mississippi Bluffs Ranger District. STATE - Illinois. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - Not Applicable Located about 4 miles southwest of Ava, the impacted area is west of State Highway 151, south of Little Kinkaid Road, and north of Suchman Road.
Lick Creek Public Water District
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2017
Expected: 05/2017 05/2017 Angela Adame
618-658-1318
angelaadame@fs.fed.us
Description: A proposed special-use permit for installation, maintenance, and operation of a 2,640 foot by 2 foot or .12 acre right-of-way across Forest land for an underground 6%u201D waterline. There would not be any trees cut for this proposed action.
Location: UNIT - Mississippi Bluffs Ranger District. STATE - Illinois. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - Not Applicable Located in Union County, Illinois.
MM Road Permit Reissue
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/03/2017
Expected: 04/2017 04/2017 Angela Kelley
618-658-1318
ajkelley@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue a special use permit for a 1 acre road permit.
Location: UNIT - Mississippi Bluffs Ranger District. STATE - Illinois. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - Not Applicable Union County, Illinois
River to River Relay Race Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2017
Expected: 04/2017 04/2017 Angela Adame
618-658-1318
angelaadame@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposal is to renew an existing special-use permit which allows for the annual foot race, River to River Relay, to occur on 3.5 miles or 2.36 acres of National Forest System land. An estimated 240 - 250 teams participate in the race.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51540
Location: UNIT - Mississippi Bluffs Ranger District. STATE - Illinois. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - Not Applicable An 80-mile course between the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers.
Southwater, Inc. Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2017
Expected: 05/2017 05/2017 Angela Adame
618-658-1318
angelaadame@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposal is to renew an existing special-use permit, which would allow for the continued operation and maintenance of a 26,740 foot by 20 foot or 12.28 acre right-of-way across Forest land for an underground waterline.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51542
Location: UNIT - Mississippi Bluffs Ranger District. STATE - Illinois. COUNTY - Alexander. LEGAL - Not Applicable in Alexander County
Stone Creek Golf Course Land Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/03/2017
Expected: 04/2017 04/2017 Angela Kelley
618-658-1318
ajkelley@fs.fed.us
Description: Five acres of a golf course is encroaching on National Forest. This temporary permit will be issued for a term of 5 years, the permit will be not be renewable or transferable. The special use permit will be used in advance of a 80 acre land exchange.
Location: UNIT - Mississippi Bluffs Ranger District. STATE - Illinois. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - 10 South, 1 West Section 28 S1/2, NW  south of Carbondale
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