Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

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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
BV Waterline
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 Robert Monroe
618-658-2111
robertmonroe@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposal is to issue a special-use permit to allow for installation, maintenance, and operation of a 1,300 foot by 2 foot or .06 acre right-of-way across Forest land for an underground water transmission pipeline.
Location: UNIT - Hidden Springs Ranger District. STATE - Illinois. COUNTY - Hardin. LEGAL - Section 15, Township 11 South, Range 8 East Hardin County, Karbers Ridge Quad,
Cretaceous Hills Ecological Restoration
EIS
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
10/10/2014
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
11/2015
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 Amanda Kunzmann
618-658-2111
akunzmann@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
Lee Mine Hardwood Restoration
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/24/2014
Est. Comment Period
07/2015
Expected: 12/2015 02/2016 Tom Neal
(618) 658-2111
tneal@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposal includes: 1)Commercial timber sale to thin 681 acres of pine; 2)Timber-stand improvement on 681 acres of smaller, shade-tolerant species; 3)About 1500 acres of prescribed fire 4)Small wetland creation; 5)Road maintenance
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45123
Location: UNIT - Hidden Springs Ranger District. STATE - Illinois. COUNTY - Hardin. LEGAL - Not Applicable About two miles south and east of Karbers Ridge, Illinois
Lusk Creek Canoe Launch
EA
- Facility management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/15/2015
Est. Comment Period
07/2015
Expected: 10/2015 11/2015 Heather Carey
618-658-1330
hcarey@fs.fed.us
Description: This proposal would develop a canoe launch area on Lusk Creek near the bridge on the Eddyville blacktop.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47072
Location: UNIT - Hidden Springs Ranger District. STATE - Illinois. COUNTY - Pope. LEGAL - Not Applicable Near the luck Creek bridge on the Eddyville Blacktop
Ramsey Branch Hardwood Restoration
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period
10/31/2014
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 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.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43270
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.
Shawnee National Forest, Mississippi Bluffs Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Big Muddy River Bottoms Habitat Improvement II
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/18/2015
Est. Comment Period
07/2015
Expected: 10/2015 11/2015 Shannan Sharp
318-765-3554
sdsharp@fs.fed.us
Description: The project would authorize herbicide application to prevent the re-sprouting of woody vegetation after timber stand improvement. It also proposes to increase the area of bottomland to be treated by 6500 acres and adds 330 acres of 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
Johnson Creek Boat Launch Dredging Project
EA
- Watershed management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 11/2015 06/2016 Robert Monroe
618-658-2111
robertmonroe@fs.fed.us
Description: The project involves hydraulic dredging of sediment from a shallow cove to maintain an open channel where small boats can launch and reach further into Kinkaid Lake.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47209
Location: UNIT - Mississippi Bluffs Ranger District. STATE - Illinois. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - Not Applicable Kinkaid Lake watershed
Kinkaid Lake Shoreline Stabilization 2
CE
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/15/2015
Expected: 06/2015 07/2015 John DePuy
618-658-2111
jdepuy@fs.fed.us
Description: This project proposes to allow stabilization of all Forest Service shoreline on Kinkaid Lake.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47071
Location: UNIT - Mississippi Bluffs Ranger District. STATE - Illinois. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - Not Applicable Kinkaid Lake shorelines
Water Supply Watersheds Gully Stabilization
EA
- Watershed management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/15/2015
Est. Comment Period
09/2015
Expected: 12/2015 01/2016 John DePuy
618-658-2111
jdepuy@fs.fed.us
Description: This project would stabilize gullies and headcuts along tributaries to Cedar Lake, Kinkaid Lake and lake of Egypt.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47073
Location: UNIT - Mississippi Bluffs Ranger District. STATE - Illinois. COUNTY - Jackson, Johnson, Williamson. LEGAL - Not Applicable Water Supply watershed streams.
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