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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- Superior National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- 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, Tofte Ranger District


Superior 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
School Trust Land Exchange
EIS
- Land ownership management In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
08/28/2015
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
09/2016
Expected: 09/2017 09/2017 Peter Taylor
218-626-4368
prtaylor@fs.fed.us
Description: This project would exchange federal Superior National Forest lands located outside the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) for Minnesota School Trust land located inside the BWCAW.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45943
Location: UNIT - Superior National Forest All Units. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook, Lake, St. Louis. LEGAL - multiple lands within Cook, Lake and Saint Louis Counties, Minnesota multiple lands within Cook, Lake and Saint Louis Counties, Minnesota
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
Barker Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
Comment Period
09/26/2015
Expected: 07/2016 07/2016 Rebecca Bartol
218-387-3207
rbartol@fs.fed.us
Description: The Barker Project proposes to manage vegetation and roads to promote diverse, productive and healthy ecosystems and wildlife habitat, reduce hazardous fuels and provide sustainable forest products.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46050
Location: UNIT - Gunflint Ranger District, Tofte Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook, Lake. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project area is approximately three miles north of Tofte and Lutsen Minnesota; The western boundary is near Ninemile Lake and the eastern boundary is near Pike Lake.
Highway 1 Repairs and Easement Project
CE
- Special use management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/01/2015
Expected: 11/2016 12/2016 Peter Taylor
218-626-4368
prtaylor@fs.fed.us
Description: Minnesota Department of Transportation, in cooperation with Federal Highways Administration and Superior National Forest, proposes to repair and obtain an easement on two sections of Highway 1 between Ely and Isabella, MN.
Location: UNIT - Kawishiwi Ranger District, Tofte Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Lake, St. Louis. LEGAL - Not Applicable Two segments of Highway 1 between Ely and Isabella, MN.
Northmet Mining Project and Land Exchange
EIS
- Land ownership management
- Minerals and Geology
In Progress
FEIS NOA in Federal Register
11/17/2015
Expected: 10/2016 11/2016 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
Boy Scout Property Proposed Access
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2016
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 Bruce Green
218-387-3218
bsgreen@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed new vehicle access of approx. 105 feet to a parcel that the Boy Scouts of America own on the south shore of Devil Track Lake.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49329
Location: UNIT - Gunflint Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook. LEGAL - Not Applicable Located in T62N, R1E, Section 30 on the South Shore of Devil Track Lake.
East Zone Seed Collection
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
10/13/2015
Expected: 09/2016 10/2016 Myra Theimer
218-387-3243
mtheimer@fs.fed.us
Description: Felling small numbers of tamarack, as, yellow birch, paper birch, white spruce, black spruce, and jack pine trees to allow ripened seed to be collected.
Location: UNIT - Gunflint Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook, Lake. LEGAL - Not Applicable In various locations across the Gunflint and Tofte ranger districts.
GUN 1072-95 Minnesota DNR Timber Sale Access
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2016
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 Bruce Green
218-387-3218
bsgreen@fs.fed.us
Description: Temporary Access to State Timber Sale. Location, T62N,R1E, Sections 21, 22, 27 & 28.
Location: UNIT - Gunflint Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook. LEGAL - T62N, R1E,Sections 21,22,27&28 T62N, R1E, Section 21,22,27 & 28. North East of Devil Track Lake
GUN1072-100 Minnesota DNR
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2016
Expected: 08/2016 08/2016 Bruce Green
218-387-3218
bsgreen@fs.fed.us
Description: Temporary access to State timber sale.
Location: UNIT - Gunflint Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook. LEGAL - T61N, R2W, Section 32 Temporary access to State timber sale. South east of Deer Yard Lake.
GUN1072-101 Minnesota DNR
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2016
Expected: 07/2016 09/2016 Bruce Green
218-387-3218
bsgreen@fs.fed.us
Description: Temporary access to State timber sale
Location: UNIT - Gunflint Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook. LEGAL - T64N, R4E, Section 28 & 29 East of Otter Lake
GUN1072-97 Minnesota DNR Timber Sale Access
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2016
Expected: 07/2016 09/2016 Bruce Green
218-387-3218
bsgreen@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed temporary access to state timber sale
Location: UNIT - Gunflint Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook. LEGAL - T63N, R1E, Section 23 Located in T63N, R1E, Section 23, South East of Logger Lake
GUN1072-99 Minnesota DNR
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2016
Expected: 07/2016 09/2016 Bruce Green
218-387-3218
bsgreen@fs.fed.us
Description: Temporary Access to State Timber Sale Located in T60N, R2W, Section 6
Location: UNIT - Gunflint Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook. LEGAL - T60N, R2W, Section 6 By ward Lake.
Gun1072-96 Minnesota DNR Timber Sale Access
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2016
Expected: 07/2016 09/2016 Bruce Green
218-387-3218
bsgreen@fs.fed.us
Description: Located in T62N, R2E, Section 14, Temporary access to a state timber sale.
Location: UNIT - Gunflint Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook. LEGAL - T62N, R2E, Section 14 T62N, R2E, Section 14, south of Trout Lake and east of Section 15 Lake.
Gun1072-98 Minnesota DNR
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2016
Expected: 07/2016 09/2016 Bruce Green
218-387-3218
bsgreen@fs.fed.us
Description: Temporary Access to a State Timber Sale located in T61N, R2W, Section 25
Location: UNIT - Gunflint Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook. LEGAL - T62N, R2W, Section 25 South off the end of Cook County 42
Kevin Woodward from ATV access to vehicle access.
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/01/2015
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 Bruce Green
218-387-3218
bsgreen@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to change from ATV access only to vehicle access.
Location: UNIT - Gunflint Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook. LEGAL - T62N, R2W, Sections 23, 26 & 27. Private Road Special Use request at that end of FS 329 to access private, Approximate length of request is 1.1 miles.
Shokoshoe Project EA
EA
- Recreation management
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
09/2016
Expected: 06/2017 08/2017 Rebecca Bartol
218-387-3207
rbartol@fs.fed.us
Description: The Shokoshoe Project proposes to manage vegetation and roads to promote diverse, productive and healthy ecosystems and wildlife habitat, reduce hazardous fuels and provide sustainable forest products.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49564
Location: UNIT - Gunflint Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook. LEGAL - Township 65N Range 2W, 1W, 1E. Township 64N Range 1W,1E,2E,3E,4E,4W. Township 63N Range 3E,2E,4E. Township 62N Range 3E. This project is approximately 20 miles north of Grand Marais. It encompasses the Mid Gunflint Trail on the east side, and borders the Grand Portage Reservation from the west side
Superior National Forest, Kawishiwi Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
HiLo Project
EA
- Forest products
- Special use management
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Minerals and Geology
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2016
Expected: 04/2017 05/2017 Linda Merriman
2183652095
lmerriman@fs.fed.us
Description: The Kawishiwi Ranger District proposes activities to move vegetation toward desired conditions as described in the Forest Plan by reducing hazardous fuels, conducting forest vegetation, and managing wildlife and other resources.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47208
Location: UNIT - Kawishiwi Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Lake, St. Louis. LEGAL - T63N R12W, T63N R13W, T64N R11W, T64N R12W, T64N R13W, T65N R13W Approximately 4 miles northwest of Ely.
Lowland Wildlife Habitat Improvement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2016
Expected: 09/2016 10/2016 Sarah Malick Wahls
218-365-2091
smalickwahls@fs.fed.us
Description: Improve browse and habitat for moose and marsh birds.
Location: UNIT - Kawishiwi Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Lake, St. Louis. LEGAL - Not Applicable 5 different locations on the west zone of the Forest.
Prospector Loop Trail
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Comment Period
04/09/2016
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 John Pierce
218-365-7606
jpierce@fs.fed.us
Description: The Prospector OHV Loop Project would to add linkages using existing roads and trails to create a 75 mile OHV riding loop, providing long distance recreational riding opportunities that would connect the cities of Ely and Babbitt.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45400
Location: UNIT - Kawishiwi Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Lake, St. Louis. LEGAL - Not Applicable Trail would be located in northern St. Louis and Lake Counties.
Twin Metals Minnesota Hydrogeologic Study Special Use Permit
EA
- Special use management
- Minerals and Geology
In Progress
Comment Period
10/10/2015
Expected: 10/2016 11/2016 Matthew Judd
218-626-4300
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, LaCroix Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
LaCroix Mixed Motorized Use Project
CE
- Road management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2016
Expected: 09/2016 11/2016 Tim Engrav
218-666-0025
tengrav@fs.fed.us
Description: To allow mixed use of passenger vehicles and OHVs on 40 miles of Forest Roads to connect with existing open roads and recently open county roads.
Location: UNIT - LaCroix Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - Not Applicable Northwestern part of the LaCriox Ranger District, in the Elephant Lake and Vermilion River areas.
Lake Vermilion Day Use Sites CE
CE
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Tim Engrav
218-666-0025
tengrav@fs.fed.us
Description: To identify and construct one or two new day use (Shorelunch picnic sites) on Lake Vermilion to enhance day use opportunities.
Location: UNIT - LaCroix Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - T63N-R16W sections 26 & 27 Northern shoreline of Lake Vermilion, northwest of Pine Island.
Rokeh Access Request
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/28/2012
Expected: 12/2016 12/2016 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 LAC1601-54 reroute
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/08/2016
Expected: 12/2016 12/2016 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 - T66N R18W sec31 6 miles NE of Orr, MN
Voyageur Snowmobile Trail Re-route
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2016
Expected: 09/2016 11/2016 Tim Engrav
218-666-0025
tengrav@fs.fed.us
Description: To construct a new snowmobile trail re-route and designate trail on an unclassified road in the area south of Echo Lake.
Location: UNIT - LaCroix Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - T65N R17W sec2, T66N R17W sec 27,34,35 South of Echo Lake, unclassified road near Forest Road 1005 and new trail north of County Road 116.
Wolf Lake Birding and Hiking Trail CE
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2016
Expected: 01/2017 06/2017 Tim Engrav
218-666-0025
tengrav@fs.fed.us
Description: To design and construct a primitive hiking trail near Wolf Lake to enhance bird watching and hiking day use opportunities.
Location: UNIT - LaCroix Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - T63N R16W Sections 19,20,21,27,28 North of Lake Vermilion, from the Wolf Lake Portage to St. Mary's Bluff northwest of Pine Island.
Superior National Forest, Laurentian Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
LAU1070-33
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/08/2016
Expected: 12/2016 12/2016 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 - T57N R12W sec10 16 miles SE of Hoyt Lakes
Mesabi Project
EA
- Road management
- Forest products
- Special use management
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/24/2015
Est. Comment Period
07/2016
Expected: 01/2017 02/2017 Terri Thomas
218-666-0054
terriathomas@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
Seven Beavers Snowmobile Trail Re-route
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2016
Expected: 10/2016 12/2016 Tim Engrav
218-666-0025
tengrav@fs.fed.us
Description: To construct a new snowmobile trail re-route in the Skibo road area (Forest Road 120).
Location: UNIT - Laurentian Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - T58N-R13W Sections 20,21,22,23,24,29,30; T58N-R14W Sections 22,23,24,25,26 In the Skibo Road area, County Road 569 and Forest Road 120
St. Louis County LAU1002-73
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/08/2016
Expected: 12/2016 01/2017 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 - T56N R12W sec 18 3 miles south of Fairbanks
Teck American LAU402202
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/05/2014
Expected: 12/2016 12/2016 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, Tofte Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Honeymoon Salvage and Thinning
CE
- Forest products In Progress
Scoping Start
06/22/2016
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 Erica Hahn
218-626-4368
ehahn@fs.fed.us
Description: This CE includes salvaging and thinning of two units that were under the Clara EA for under-burn.
Location: UNIT - Tofte Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - T 61N R 3W S30, S29, S32 South of White Pine Lake and West of Christine Lake.
Lake County Fiber Optic
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/18/2016
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 Christina Tampio
218-663-8080
christinatampio@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed extension of current fiber optic cable system to service private residents east of Wilson Lake, located in T60N R6W Sections 14, 23, 24, 25, & 26.
Location: UNIT - Tofte Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - T60N R6W Sections 14, 23, 24, 25, & 26. T60N R6W Sections 14, 23, 24, 25 & 26.
MN DNR Temporary Access Request - TOF1077-71
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/18/2016
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 Christina Tampio
218-663-8080
christinatampio@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed temporary access to state timber sale, located in T59N, R4W, Sections 8, 9, & 17.
Location: UNIT - Tofte Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook. LEGAL - T59N, R4W, Sections 8, 9, & 17. T59N, R4W, Sections 8, 9, & 17.
MN DNR Temporary Access Request - TOF1077-72
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/15/2015
Expected: 03/2016 03/2016 Christina Iozzo
218-663-8080
cmiozzo@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed temporary access to state timber sale, located in T60N R3W Sections 9 & 21.
Location: UNIT - Tofte Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook. LEGAL - T60N R3W Sections 9 & 21 East, and southeast of Barker Lake.
MN DNR Temporary Access Request - TOF1077-73
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/18/2016
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 Christina Tampio
218-663-8080
christinatampio@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed temporary access to state timber sale, located in T61N, R7W, Sections 22 & 26.
Location: UNIT - Tofte Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - T61N, R7W, Sections 22 & 26. T61N, R7W, Sections 22 & 26.
MN DNR Temporary Access Request - TOF1077-74
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/18/2016
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 Christina Tampio
218-663-8080
christinatampio@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed temporary access to state timber sale, located in T59N, R9W, Section 33.
Location: UNIT - Tofte Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - T59N, R9W, Section 33 T59N, R9W, Section 33
MN DNR Temporary Access Request - TOF1077-75
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/18/2016
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 Christina Tampio
218-663-8080
christinatampio@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed temporary access to state timber sale, located in T60N, R3W, Section 3.
Location: UNIT - Tofte Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook. LEGAL - T60N R3W Section 3 T60N R3W Section 3
MN DNR Temporary Access Request - TOF1077-76
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/18/2016
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 Christina Tampio
218-663-8080
christinatampio@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed temporary access to state timber sale, located in T61N R6W Sections 3, 25, 26, 35, & 36.
Location: UNIT - Tofte Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - T61N R6W Sections 3, 25, 26, 35, & 36. T61N R6W Sections 3, 25, 26, 35, & 36.
MN DNR Temporary Access Request - TOF1077-77
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/18/2016
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 Christina Tampio
218-663-8080
christinatampio@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed temporary access to state timber sale, located in T61N R3W Section 24.
Location: UNIT - Tofte Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook. LEGAL - T61N R3W Section 24 T61N R3W Section 24
MN DNR Temporary Access Request TOF1077-71
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Christina Iozzo
218-663-8080
cmiozzo@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed temporary access to state timber sale, located in T59N R4W Section 9.
Location: UNIT - Tofte Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook. LEGAL - T59N R4W Section 9 Proposed access connects state land in Section 16 to state land in Section 8 of T59N R4W, east of the Sawbill Trail.
MnDOT Silver Island ARMER Tower
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2016
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 Christina Tampio
218-663-8080
christinatampio@fs.fed.us
Description: MnDOT has requested a special use authorization to allow installation, operation, and maintenance of a communication facility, including radio tower, which will increase the public safety communication network ARMER.
Location: UNIT - Tofte Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - T61N R6W Section 22 T61N R6W Section 22
North Shore State Trail Pink Bridge Shelter
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/14/2015
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 Jonathan Benson
218-663-8085
jabenson@fs.fed.us
Description: A snowmobile shelter by Sawbill Trail will be relocated and made ADA accessible.
Location: UNIT - Tofte Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook. LEGAL - Not Applicable Sawbill Trail on Tofte Ranger District
Stony Project EA
EA
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Road management
In Progress
Comment Period
01/27/2016
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 Rebecca Bartol
218-387-3207
rbartol@fs.fed.us
Description: The Stony Project proposes to manage vegetation and roads to promote diverse, productive and healthy ecosystems and wildlife habitat, reduce hazardous fuels and provide sustainable forest products.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46963
Location: UNIT - Tofte Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook, Lake. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project area is located near Isabella, Minnesota. The western boudary is near McDougal Lake and the eastern boundary is near Ninemile Lake.
Tofte Road Maintenance Level Designation
CE
- Road management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/04/2016
Expected: 07/2016 07/2016 Chelsey Coley
218-663-8616
chelseykcoley@fs.fed.us
Description: The project is to change Road Operational Maintenance level designations from OML 2 to OML 1 on select roads.
Location: UNIT - Tofte Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook, Lake. LEGAL - Not Applicable Tofte Ranger District
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