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
Camp Ondessonk Recreation Event
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 10/2017
Actual: 10/13/2017
10/2017 Angela Adame
618-658-1318
angelaadame@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to allow Camp Ondessonk an annual recreation event for a competitive foot race across National Forest System lands.
Location: UNIT - Hidden Springs Ranger District. STATE - Illinois. COUNTY - Johnson, Pope. LEGAL - Not Applicable Near Ozark Illinois.
Cretaceous Hills Ecological Restoration
EIS

   *UPDATED*
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
10/20/2017
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
04/2017
Expected: 05/2018 05/2018 Leonard Pitcher
618-833-8576 ext. 116
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
Invasive Species Management at Dixon Springs Agricultural Center
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
01/03/2017
Est. Comment Period
01/2018
Expected: 08/2018 09/2018 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

   *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/13/2016
Est. Comment Period
01/2018
Expected: 08/2018 09/2018 Leonard Pitcher
618-833-8576 ext. 116
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.
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

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 10/2017
Actual: 12/14/2017
01/2018 Chad Deaton
618-658-2111
cdeaton@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed Gale to Clear Creek Powerline Reconstruction project consists of 2.65 miles of 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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Comment Period
12/26/2016
Expected: 01/2018 02/2018 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
Makanda Area Prescribed Fire
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2017
Expected: 12/2017 03/2018 Scott Crist
618-253-1034
scrist@fs.fed.us
Description: Prescribed fire for Forest Service and adjacent non-federal lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52641
Location: UNIT - Mississippi Bluffs Ranger District. STATE - Illinois. COUNTY - Jackson, Union. LEGAL - Not Applicable near Makanda
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