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, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Shawnee National Forest , Hidden Springs Ranger District
- Shawnee National Forest , Shawnee National Forest All Units


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 Power Special-Use Permit Amendment
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/05/2013
Expected: 04/2014 05/2014 Robert Monroe
618-658-2111
robertmonroe@fs.fed.us
Description: This is a proposal for Ameren Power Generating Company to reconstruct seven-miles of an existing permitted electric transmission line system, to include lines, poles, and supporting structures.
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 In Progress
Scoping Start
04/05/2013
Expected: 03/2014 05/2014 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
Shawnee National Forest , Hidden Springs Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Ramsey Branch Hardwood Restoration
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/16/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
03/2014
Expected: 05/2014 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.
Shawnee National Forest , Shawnee National Forest All Units R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Ameren Utility Expansion
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 05/2014 05/2014 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.
Phragmites Eradication
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) On Hold N/A N/A Elizabeth Shimp
618-658-2111
eshimp@fs.fed.us
Description: Site-specific management of Phragmites australis - Forest-wideranging from 0 .1 to 2 acre in size, totaling less than ten acres. Management would include a Glyphosate (aquatic)-based herbicide treatment
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37233
Location: UNIT - Mississippi Bluffs Ranger District. STATE - Illinois. COUNTY - Jackson, Johnson, Pope, Union. LEGAL - Not Applicable Several sites across the Forest
Sharp Rock Falls Boat Launch
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 05/2014 05/2014 Robert Monroe
618-658-2111
robertmonroe@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposal is to renew the existing special-use permit, which would allow for the continued use of the one acre boat launch and parking lot.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44238
Location: UNIT - Mississippi Bluffs Ranger District. STATE - Illinois. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - NWSW, Section 7, Township 8 South, Range 3 West, 3rd PM, Jackson County, Illinois The right-of way is located in the NWSW, Section 7, Township 8 South, Range 3 West, 3rd PM, Jackson County, Illinois.
T.C. Road Permit
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 05/2014 05/2014 Robert Monroe
618-658-2111
robertmonroe@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposal is to issue a new permit, for the use and maintenance of a 1,000 foot by 20 foot or 0.46 acre, right-of-way across Forest land. The road already exists but the property sold and the old permit was not transferable.
Location: UNIT - Hidden Springs Ranger District. STATE - Illinois. COUNTY - Hardin. LEGAL - Not Applicable SENE Section 5, Township 11 South, Range 9 East
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