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 In Progress
Scoping Start
04/05/2017
Expected: 09/2017 09/2017 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.
Camp Ondessonk Recreation Event
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2017
Expected: 07/2017 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
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
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

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2017
Actual: 07/03/2017
08/2017 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.
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
10/2017
Expected: 02/2018 02/2018 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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/13/2016
Est. Comment Period
10/2017
Expected: 12/2017 01/2018 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
- Facility management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Comment Period
03/13/2017
Expected: 07/2017 08/2017 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
Terrain Trail Runners
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2017
Expected: 07/2017 08/2017 Angela Adame
618-658-1318
angelaadame@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to allow Terrain Trail Runners a one-time recreation event for a competitive foot race across National Forest System lands. The event would occur August 26th- 27th, 2017. The race consists of a 100mi, 100K, and 50K race courses.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52156
Location: UNIT - Hidden Springs Ranger District. STATE - Illinois. COUNTY - Johnson, Pope. LEGAL - Not Applicable Near Ozark, 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
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/05/2017
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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Comment Period
12/26/2016
Expected: 10/2017 11/2017 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
Lick Creek Public Water District
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/05/2017
Expected: 08/2017 09/2017 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.
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