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.

Report Contents (click to jump to a section):
- Projects Occurring Nationwide
- Superior National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Superior National Forest , Gunflint Ranger District
- Superior National Forest , Kawishiwi Ranger District
- Superior National Forest , LaCroix Ranger District
- Superior National Forest , Laurentian Ranger District
- Superior National Forest , Superior National Forest All Units
- Superior National Forest , Tofte Ranger District


Projects Occurring Nationwide
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Incorporating Greater Sage-grouse Conservation Measures into Land Management Plans (Wyoming)
EIS
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Cancelled N/A N/A Danielle Chi
801-625-5667
dkchi@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service will be a cooperating agency with the BLM (lead agency) in preparing programmatic EISs to incorporate greater sage-grouse conservation measures into land management plans, including the Thunder Basin NG plan, through plan amendment
Web Link: http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/more/sagegrouse/eastern.html
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. LEGAL - Not Applicable UNIT - Thunder Basin NG portion of the Medicine Bow-Routt NF; WY; multiple counties involved
Superior National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide) R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Cook County Land Exchange
EA
- Land ownership management In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
01/24/2014
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
09/2014
Expected: 01/2015 03/2015 Christina Iozzo
218-663-8084
cmiozzo@fs.fed.us
Description: With this exchange, the United States would acquire 1910.76 acres of non-federal land within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) in exchange for up to apapproximately 1620 acres of federal land.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40660
Location: UNIT - Gunflint Ranger District, Tofte Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook. LEGAL - Cook County Gunflint and Tofte Ranger Districts
Federal Hardrock Mineral Prospecting Permits #2
EA
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A Matthew Judd
801-626-4300
mjudd@fs.fed.us
Description: Analysis to address FS consent and BLM issuance of federal hardrock mineral prospecting permits and operating plans.
Location: UNIT - Laurentian Ranger District, Kawishiwi Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook, Koochiching, Lake, St. Louis. LEGAL - Not Applicable Prospecting permit application areas.
North Shore Restoration Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Forest products
In Progress
Objection Period Legal Notice
05/09/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Rebecca Bartol
218-387-3207
rbartol@fs.fed.us
Description: This project is to restore native vegetation communities along the North Shore of Lake Superior. This project is in conjunction with the North Shore Forest Collaborative.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36159
Location: UNIT - Gunflint Ranger District, Tofte Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook, Lake. LEGAL - T62N R4E, 3E, 2E, 1E, 1W, 2W and T61N R1W, 2W, 3W, 4W, 5W The project area is approximately three to five miles wide, along the North Shore of Lake Superior
Northmet Mining Project and Land Exchange
EIS
- Minerals and Geology
- Land ownership management
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
12/13/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
12/2014
Expected: 03/2015 04/2015 Michael Jimenez
218-626-4383
mjimenez@fs.fed.us
Description: A land exchange of federal lands in: T59N, R12W, T59N, R13W, and T60N, R13W. Non-federal lands being proposed are located throughout the Superior National Forest in St. Louis, Lake, and Cook counties.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33908
Location: UNIT - Laurentian Ranger District, Gunflint Ranger District, Kawishiwi Ranger District, LaCroix Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook, Lake, St. Louis. LEGAL - Federal: T59N, R12W, Sections 6 &7; T59N, R13W, Sections 1 thru 12, 17, & 18; and T60N, R13W, Sections 33 thru 35. Federal lands located in St. Louis county near Hoyt Lakes. Non-federal lands located in St. Louis, Lake, and Cook counties.
Superior National Forest , Gunflint Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Chik-Wauk Proposal
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Christina Iozzo
218-663-8080
cmiozzo@fs.fed.us
Description: The Gunflint Trail Historical Society is proposing to construct five buildings within their 50-acre permitted area. Buildings are proposed to be constructed where buildings existed in the past.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43546
Location: UNIT - Gunflint Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook. LEGAL - T66N, R4W, Section 30 The site is located approximately 55 miles northwest of Grand Marais, Minnesota, and can be reached via the Gunflint Trail (Cook County Road 12) and Moose Pond Drive (Cook County Road 81).
GUN107280 DNR timber sale access request.
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Bruce Green
218-387-3218
bsgreen@fs.fed.us
Description: Access to State Lands
Location: UNIT - Gunflint Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook. LEGAL - Not Applicable Located in T63N, R1E, Sections 5 & 8 in the Lullaby Lake area.
GUN107281 Minnesota DNR
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Bruce Green
218-387-3218
bsgreen@fs.fed.us
Description: Access to State Lands for timber sale harvest.
Location: UNIT - Gunflint Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook. LEGAL - T63N, R2E, Section 15 Use of a temporary access in the Red Coat Lake area for timber sale access. The temporary road will be obliterated when sale is completed.
Gunflint Mixed Trail/Road Recreation Use Project
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Jonathan Benson
218-663-8085
jabenson@fs.fed.us
Description: The Gunflint District is proposing to allow mixed use of passenger vehicles and ATV's on routes for 3 miles where Cook County also permitted mixed use. Also, 8 miles of trail connections would be adjusted allowing mixed use on the Pine Mountain road
Location: UNIT - Gunflint Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook. LEGAL - Not Applicable Gunflint Ranger District
Kevin Woodward Access Proposal
CE
- Special use management In Progress

02/17/2013
Expected: 08/2014 10/2014 Bruce Green
218-387-3218
bsgreen@fs.fed.us
Description: Atv Access to Private Land.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37657
Location: UNIT - Gunflint Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook. LEGAL - T62N, R2W Sections 26 & 27 Trail would start at the end of Forest Road 329
Minnesota DNR Gun 107277
CE
- Special use management In Progress

09/19/2013
Expected: 07/2014 08/2014 Bruce Green
218-387-3218
bsgreen@fs.fed.us
Description: Access to a Stste timber sale.
Location: UNIT - Gunflint Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook. LEGAL - T64N R1E, Section 34 East of Brule River
Timothy Bassett Proposed Access to Private Lands
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/02/2014
Expected: 07/2014 07/2014 Bruce Green
218-387-3218
bsgreen@fs.fed.us
Description: Access will mostly be on private land, in order to avoid a wet land the access will curve on FS lands for approximately 275 feet with a width of 25 feet.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43727
Location: UNIT - Gunflint Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook. LEGAL - T64N, R2W, Section 3 by Portage Lake. Location is in the Portage Lake area.
Superior National Forest , Kawishiwi Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Barrett access to private property off the Fernberg Road.
CE
- Special use management In Progress

07/27/2013
Expected: 06/2014 06/2014 Rebecca Manlove
218-365-7569
rmanlove@fs.fed.us
Description: The request is to utilize 0.13 mile of an existing road and to construct approximately 190 feet of new road for all season, long-term access across federal land.
Location: UNIT - Kawishiwi Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - T63N, R11W, Section 18 Off the Fernberg Road near Pea Soup Lake east of Ely, MN.
Lake Country Power Amendment to Special Use Permit.
CE
- Special use management In Progress

07/27/2013
Expected: 07/2014 07/2014 Rebecca Manlove
218-365-2093
rmanlove@fs.fed.us
Description: Request is for the new construction of a power line corridor across federal land to provide customer service to private property.
Location: UNIT - Kawishiwi Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - T63N, R10W, Section 18. .
Lake One Campsite Project
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/11/2013
Expected: 08/2014 08/2014 Carl Skustad
218-349-8907
cskustad@fs.fed.us
Description: The Kawishiwi Ranger District of the Superior National Forest is proposing to add two campsites to Lake One which is located in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40834
Location: UNIT - Kawishiwi Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - T63N R9W Sec 22 20 miles NE of Ely MN, North end of Lake One
MN DNR temporary seasonal road to access state managed lands.
CE
- Special use management In Progress

07/27/2013
Expected: 07/2014 07/2014 Rebecca Manlove
218-365-7569
rmanlove@fs.fed.us
Description: Request is for use of an old route that was used in the past to provide temporary seasonal access to state managed land.
Location: UNIT - Kawishiwi Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - T62N, R13W, Section 10 Off the West Boundary Road (FR451)north of Twin Lakes west of Ely, MN.
MN DNR temporary winter road access to manage state lands.
CE
- Special use management In Progress

07/27/2013
Expected: 07/2014 07/2014 Rebecca Manlove
218-365-7569
rmanlove@fs.fed.us
Description: Request is for use of an old winter road to provide temporary winter access to state land.
Location: UNIT - Kawishiwi Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - T60N, R11W, Section 33 .
Mixed Use Motorized Use Project
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
02/21/2014
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
07/2014
Expected: 09/2014 11/2014 John Pierce
218-365-7606
jpierce@fs.fed.us
Description: The Kawishiwi Ranger District of the Superior National Forest is proposing to allow mixed use of passenger vehicles and ATVs on 5.25 miles of Forest Roads 459 and 457 to enhance long distance recreational vehicle riding opportunities on existing road
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40836
Location: UNIT - Kawishiwi Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - T64N, R12W sections 14,20-23,30 Eight miles north of Ely, MN off the Echo Trail.
Pearl Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/29/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
07/2014
Expected: 12/2014 01/2015 Linda Merriman
218-365-7614
lmerriman@fs.fed.us
Description: The Kawishiwi Ranger District proposes activities to move vegetation toward desired conditions as described in the Forest Plan by managing forest vegetation, reducing hazardous fuel, and managing for wildlife and other resources.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40841
Location: UNIT - Kawishiwi Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - T59-61N, R 9-12W Activities would be located on NFS lands in portions of the Pearl Project Areas which is approximately 3 miles south of Ely
Reissuance Special Use Permits that Expire on 12/31/2014
CE
- Special use management In Progress

07/27/2013
Expected: 11/2014 11/2014 Barbara Thompson
218-365-7618
bthompson@fs.fed.us
Description: The special use authorizations expiring the end of 2013 include two combination road and motorized trail permits one of which also includes a parking area.
Location: UNIT - Kawishiwi Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Lake, St. Louis. LEGAL - T64N, R12W, Section 24, T64N, R11W, Sections 19 and 20 .
St. Louis County Public Works Department - Hanson Lake Road
CE
- Special use management In Progress

07/27/2013
Expected: 07/2014 07/2014 Rebecca Manlove
218-365-2093
rmanlove@fs.fed.us
Description: Request is for continued access of the Hanson Lake Road for an all season, long-term public road.
Location: UNIT - Kawishiwi Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - T64N, R12W, Section 30 and T63N, R13W, Section 1. Hanson Lake Road off County Road 116 north of Ely, MN.
Superior National Forest , LaCroix Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2014 LaCroix Reissues
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/03/2014
Expected: 11/2014 12/2014 Elizabeth Youngstrom
218-666-0038
eayoungstrom@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue of existing special use permits.
Location: UNIT - LaCroix Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - Not Applicable Various locations on LaCroix Ranger District
Kabetogama Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Road management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2014
Expected: 06/2015 07/2015 Terri Thomas
218-666-0054
terriathomas@fs.fed.us
Description: The LaCroix Ranger District proposes to create young forest, manage forest roads, and conduct vegetation management through harvest, nonharvest, and planting.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42362
Location: UNIT - LaCroix Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - T66-67N, R20-21W .
MNDNR LAC1076-53
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/03/2014
Expected: 01/2015 01/2015 Elizabeth Youngstrom
218-666-0038
eayoungstrom@fs.fed.us
Description: Access to State land for management activities.
Location: UNIT - LaCroix Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - T66N R14W sec 31 15 miles east of Buyck, MN
Rokeh Access Request
CE
- Special use management In Progress

07/28/2012
Expected: 10/2014 10/2014 Elizabeth Youngstrom
218-666-0038
eayoungstrom@fs.fed.us
Description: Access to private land
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38087
Location: UNIT - LaCroix Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - T66N R18W sec18 8 miles NE of Orr, MN
St. Louis County LAC1601-55
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/16/2014
Expected: 10/2014 10/2014 Elizabeth Youngstrom
218-666-0038
eayoungstrom@fs.fed.us
Description: Access to county land for management activities.
Location: UNIT - LaCroix Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - T64N R16W sec32 15 miles NE of Cook, MN
Superior National Forest , Laurentian Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2014 Laurentian Reissues
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/03/2014
Expected: 11/2014 12/2014 Elizabeth Youngstrom
218-666-0038
eayoungstrom@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue of existing special use permits.
Location: UNIT - Laurentian Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Lake, St. Louis. LEGAL - Not Applicable Various locations on Laurentian Ranger District.
Arrowhead Snowmobile Trail Re-route
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
09/2014
Expected: 11/2014 11/2014 Tim Engrav
218-666-0025
tengrav@fs.fed.us
Description: To construct up to 1600 feet of new snowmobile trail as a re-route project.
Location: UNIT - LaCroix Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - T67N R20W section 28 East of Highway 53, North of Forest Road 608
Lookout Mountain Single Track Mountain Bike Trails
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/01/2014
Expected: 07/2014 10/2014 Tim Engrav
218-666-0025
tengrav@fs.fed.us
Description: The Laurentian Ranger District is proposing to construct single track mountain bike trails within the Lookout Mountain Trail System to enhance mountain biking opportunities.
Location: UNIT - Laurentian Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - T59N R17W sections 20,21,28 and 29 The Lookout Mountain Trail system is located 4 miles north of Virginia, MN on Highway 53/169 at the Laurentian Divide.
MNDNR LAU1070-27
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/05/2014
Expected: 01/2015 01/2015 Elizabeth Youngstrom
218-666-0038
eayoungstrom@fs.fed.us
Description: Access to State land for management activities.
Location: UNIT - Laurentian Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - T61N R17W sec 1 10 miles west of Tower, MN
MNDNR LAU1070-30
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/18/2014
Expected: 01/2015 01/2015 Elizabeth Youngstrom
218-666-0038
eayoungstrom@fs.fed.us
Description: Access to State land for management activities.
Location: UNIT - Laurentian Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - T61N R19W sec34 6 miles SW of Sherman Corners
MNDNR LAU1071-49 reroute
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/05/2014
Expected: 01/2015 01/2015 Elizabeth Youngstrom
218-666-0038
eayoungstrom@fs.fed.us
Description: Access to State land for management activities.
Location: UNIT - Laurentian Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - T58N R13W sec 13&14 10 miles east of Hoyt Lakes
Mesabi Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Special use management
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2014
Expected: 08/2015 12/2015 Christine Nelson
218-365-2098
christinenelson@fs.fed.us
Description: The Laurentian Ranger District proposes activities to move vegetation toward desired conditions as described in the Forest Plan by reducing hazardous fuel, conducting forest vegetation, and managing wildlife and other resources.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44466
Location: UNIT - Laurentian Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - Not Applicable Townships 58-61N, Ranges 16-21W
St. Louis County LAU1002-48
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/05/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Elizabeth Youngstrom
218-666-0038
eayoungstrom@fs.fed.us
Description: Access to county land for management activities.
Location: UNIT - Laurentian Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - T57N R14W sec20 8 miles south of Hoyt Lakes
St. Louis County LAU1002-49
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/05/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Elizabeth Youngstrom
218-666-0038
eayoungstrom@fs.fed.us
Description: Access to county land for management activities.
Location: UNIT - Laurentian Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - T57N R12W sec30 North of Cadotte Lake
St. Louis County LAU1002-55
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/05/2014
Expected: 01/2015 01/2015 Elizabeth Youngstrom
218-666-0038
eayoungstrom@fs.fed.us
Description: Access to county land for management activities.
Location: UNIT - Laurentian Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - T57N R13W sec4&5 6 miles SE of Hoyt Lakes
St. Louis County LAU1002-56
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/18/2014
Expected: 01/2015 01/2015 Elizabeth Youngstrom
218-666-0038
eayoungstrom@fs.fed.us
Description: SLC - Access to county land for management activities.
Location: UNIT - Laurentian Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - T56N R12W sec5 2 miles east of Fairbanks
St. Louis County LAU1002-57
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/18/2014
Expected: 01/2015 01/2015 Elizabeth Youngstrom
218-666-0038
eayoungstrom@fs.fed.us
Description: Access to county land for management activities.
Location: UNIT - Laurentian Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - T59N R12W sec29 12 miles NE of Hoyt Lakes, MN
St. Louis County Public Works - Folsom
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/24/2011
Expected: 01/2015 01/2015 Elizabeth Youngstrom
218-666-0038
eayoungstrom@fs.fed.us
Description: Realignment of Folsom Rd
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34183
Location: UNIT - Laurentian Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - T60N R19W sec 23 Lake Fourteen north of Virginia, MN
Teck American LAU402202
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/05/2014
Expected: 10/2014 10/2014 Elizabeth Youngstrom
218-666-0038
eayoungstrom@fs.fed.us
Description: Install stream gauges in Partridge Watershed and access to monitor gauges.
Location: UNIT - Laurentian Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - T59N R13W sec22,23,25&26 9 miles NE of Hoyt Lakes
Superior National Forest , Superior National Forest All Units R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Conveyance Project, Ely Service Center, Case 4549; NEPA Project
CE
- Land management planning In Progress
Scoping Start
04/14/2012
Expected: 06/2014 06/2014 Elizabeth Schleif
218-626-4373
eschleif@fs.fed.us
Description: This proposal allows for the sale of a former Administrative Site which includes three warehouses, two garages, one dwelling, a carpenter's shop, associated sheds and outbuildings and a 200' self supporting communication tower.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32730
Location: UNIT - Kawishiwi Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - T63N,R12W, Section 33, Parts of SWNE, NWSE, SESE and lots in Fortiers Addition, containing 2.74 acres, more or less. Within the City of Ely
Minnesota DNR 107279
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/16/2013
Expected: 07/2014 09/2014 Bruce Green
218-387-3218
bsgreen@fs.fed.us
Description: Access to a State timber sale
Location: UNIT - Gunflint Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook. LEGAL - T63N, R2E, Sections 15, 21 & 22 South of Forest Raod 141F
Twin Metals Minnesota Hydrogeologic Study Special Use Permit
EA
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/21/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
07/2014
Expected: 12/2014 12/2014 Matthew Judd
801-626-4300
mjudd@fs.fed.us
Description: Twin Metals Minnesota has requested special use permit for access to collect baseline hydrogeologic environmental data to data to assist the company's prefeasablity study for a mining project to ensure that the environment is appropriately protected.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40756
Location: UNIT - Kawishiwi Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Lake, St. Louis. LEGAL - T 60N R12W S4, T 61N R12W S11, T 61N R12W S13, T 61N R11W S18, T 61N R11W S6, T 62N R11W S23, T 62N R11W S24, T 62N R11W S26, T 62N R11W S28, T 62N R11W S31, T 62N R11W S32, T 62N R11W S33 Approximately seven miles Southeast of Ely, Minnesota near Birch Lake and the Kawishiwi River.
Superior National Forest , Tofte Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Dent Lake Campsite Relocation
CE
- Special area management Developing Proposal
Scoping Start
04/18/2011
Expected: 11/2014 01/2015 Ryan Blaisdell
218-663-8603
rblaisdell@fs.fed.us
Description: Project proposes to relocate an existing BWCAW campsite on Dent Lake to a more suitable & sustainable location nearby. Current site is not used due to its proximity to another campsite and is also located on an area with unstable soil.
Location: UNIT - Tofte Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook. LEGAL - Townships 63 North, Range 5 West, Section 5. Activities are located on National Forest System (NFS) land in Townships 63 North, Range 5 West, Section 5. This campsite is located on Dent Lake, a remote interior lake within the BWCAW.
Little Wilson Lake Large Wood Habitat Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
03/01/2014
Expected: 07/2014 03/2015 Amy Wilfahrt
218-387-3211
awilfahrt@fs.fed.us
Description: The project involves placing 4-5 large whole trees averaging 6-8 inches in diameter breast height at 4 sites on the shoreline of Little Wilson Lake near Tofte, MN. The purpose of the project is to enhance aquatic habitat for the fisheres resources.
Location: UNIT - Tofte Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - Township 60 North, Range 6 West, Sections 22, 27. Little Wilson Lake, Lake County
MN DNR Temporary Access Request - TOF1077-65
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/24/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Christina Iozzo
218-663-8080
cmiozzo@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed temporary access to a state timber sale, located in T59N R6W Section 9.
Location: UNIT - Tofte Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - T59N R6W Section 9 South off of FR 358 (Hoist Lake) in T59 R6W Section 9, to state land.
MN DNR Temporary Access Request - TOF1077-66
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/24/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Christina Iozzo
218-663-8080
cmiozzo@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed temporary access to a state timber sale, located in T61N R7W Sections 15 & 22.
Location: UNIT - Tofte Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - T61N R7W Sections 15 & 22 North off of FR 356 (Lake 29 East), in T61N R7W Sections 15 & 22.
MN DNR Temporary Access Request - TOF1077-67
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/24/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Christina Iozzo
218-663-8080
cmiozzo@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed temporary access to state timber sale, located in T62N R4W Sections 32 & 33.
Location: UNIT - Tofte Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook. LEGAL - T62N R4W Sections 32 & 33 FR 167I to ATV-Trail 167I extending north 700 feet from trail.
MN DNR Temporary Access Request - TOF1077-68
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/24/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Christina Iozzo
218-663-8080
cmiozzo@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed temporary access to state timber sale, located in T61N R6W Sections 17 & 20.
Location: UNIT - Tofte Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - T61N R6W Sections 17 & 20 FR 356 to ATV Trail 356P, extending west to state land.
MN DNR Temporary Access Request - TOF1077-69
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/24/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Christina Iozzo
218-663-8080
cmiozzo@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed temporary access to state timber sale, located in T59N R5W Sections 16, 21, & 22.
Location: UNIT - Tofte Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook. LEGAL - T59N R5W Sections 16, 21, & 22. Access 1 - From FR 166 south on ATV Trail 341, extending west to state land. Access 2 - From Snowmobile Trail 91045 (North Shore State Trail) extending northwest to state land.
MN DNR Temporary Access Request - TOF1077-70
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/24/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Christina Iozzo
218-663-8080
cmiozzo@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed temporary access to state timber sale, located in T60N R7W Sections 10 & 15.
Location: UNIT - Tofte Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - T60N R7W Section 10 & 15. From FR 364 extending south to state land.
Tofte Mixed Trail/Road Recreation Use Project
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Jonathan Benson
218-663-8085
jabenson@fs.fed.us
Description: The Tofte Ranger District is proposing to allow mixed use of passenger vehicles and ATV's on routes for approximately 10 miles where Lake County is also permitting mixed use.
Location: UNIT - Tofte Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook. LEGAL - Not Applicable Tofte Ranger District
Windy Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
06/13/2014
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
08/2014
Expected: 09/2014 11/2014 Rebecca Bartol
218-387-3207
rbartol@fs.fed.us
Description: The project purpose is to promote diverse and healthy vegetation communities by creating young forest through even-aged harvest, improving stand conditions through intermediate harvests and restoring stand conditions through non-harvest activities.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41909
Location: UNIT - Tofte Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook, Lake. LEGAL - T61N R8W,7W,6W; T60N R8W, 7W, 6W Three miles northeast of Isabella, MN.
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