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
EA
- Land ownership management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/25/2015
Est. Comment Period
10/2015
Expected: 06/2016 06/2016 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 State of Minnesota 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
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
- Road management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/23/2015
Est. Comment Period
08/2015
Expected: 01/2016 02/2016 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.
Cook County Land Exchange
EA
- Land ownership management In Progress
Comment Period
01/24/2014
Expected: 04/2015 04/2015 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.
Northmet Mining Project and Land Exchange
EIS
- Minerals and Geology
- Land ownership management
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
12/13/2013
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
11/2015
Expected: 02/2016 03/2016 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
Bower Trout Portage
CE
- Recreation management Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2015
Actual: 05/12/2015
06/2015 Anna Botner
218-387-3220
annagbotner@fs.fed.us
Description: Past erosion control methods have been unsuccessful. There is a section of rocky shoreline to the east of the current portage that would provide a more stable canoe landing. This re-route will require approximately 300 feet of boardwalk in Wilderness
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46394
Location: UNIT - Gunflint Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook. LEGAL - Not Applicable Bower Trout Lake is accessed via forest road 152H off of forest road 152 (Lima Grade). From the entry point parking lot visitors travel a 60 road portage to access Bower Trout Lake.
GUN107280 DNR timber sale access request.
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2015
Expected: 05/2015 06/2015 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
04/2015
Expected: 05/2015 06/2015 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 In Progress
Scoping Start
09/01/2014
Expected: 03/2015 03/2015 Jonathan Benson
218-663-8085
jabenson@fs.fed.us
Description: The Gunflint District is proposing to allow mixed use of passenger vehicles and OHV's on routes for 41 miles to connect with recently open county roads. Additional adjustments and potential trail closures may also be included in this proposal.
Location: UNIT - Gunflint Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook. LEGAL - Not Applicable Gunflint Ranger District
Minnesota DNR GUN107284
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2015
Expected: 06/2015 09/2015 Bruce Green
218-387-3218
bsgreen@fs.fed.us
Description: Temporary access to a state timber sale, located in T62N, R2E, Sections 8 & 17. Proposed access is off of the Kimball Lake Campground parking lot. No new construction. Temporary road will be obliterated when sale is complete.
Location: UNIT - Gunflint Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook. LEGAL - T62N, R2E, Section 8 & 17 Located off of the Kimball Lake campground parking lot.
Minnesota DNR GUN107286
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2015
Expected: 06/2015 09/2015 Bruce Green
218-387-3218
bsgreen@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed access to a state timber sale located in T63N, R1W, sections 1 & 12. Year around access. 2,900 feet of existing access, some brushing & spot graveling may be needed.
Location: UNIT - Gunflint Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook. LEGAL - T63N, R1W, sections 1 & 12. Proposed access is in the Fiddle Lake and Sere Lake area.
Minnesota DNR GUN107288
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2015
Expected: 06/2015 09/2015 Bruce Green
218-387-3218
bsgreen@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed access to a state timber sale. Located in T62N, R1W, section 3. Summer use, 1,400 feet of existing road/trail, 20 feet in width.
Location: UNIT - Gunflint Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook. LEGAL - Not Applicable Location for access is off of the Two Island Campground.
Minnesota DNR GUN107289
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2015
Expected: 06/2015 09/2015 Bruce Green
218-387-3218
bsgreen@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed temporary access to a state timber sale. Located in T62N,R4E, sections 1 & 11. 4,700 feet of existing road/trail with 20 feet width. Some brushing and graveling may be needed.
Location: UNIT - Gunflint Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook. LEGAL - T62N, R4E, sections 1 & 11. Proposed access is off highway 61 in the County Road 93 area.
Minnesota DNR GUN107290
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2015
Expected: 06/2015 09/2015 Bruce Green
218-387-3218
bsgreen@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed temporary access to a state timber sale located in T63N, R4E, sections 24 & 25. Total length is 5,350 feet in length & 20 feet in width. 4,450 feet is an old existing road/trail& 900 feet would be new temporary construction.
Location: UNIT - Gunflint Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook. LEGAL - T63N, R4E, sections 24 & 25 Off highway 61, buy the Reservation River.
Minnesota State DNR GUN 107285
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2015
Expected: 06/2015 09/2015 Bruce Green
218-387-3218
bsgreen@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed temporary access to a state timber sale, located in T62N, R2W, section 15. Frozen conditions only. 8,800 feet of existing road/trail. Location is in the Swamp Lake/Eagle Mountain area. May need some brushing/spot gravel.
Location: UNIT - Gunflint Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook. LEGAL - Not Applicable Located south off of FR 170, in the Swamp Lake and Eagle Mountain area.
Proposed State Timber sale access, GUN707283
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2015
Expected: 07/2015 09/2015 Bruce Green
218-387-3218
bsgreen@fs.fed.us
Description: Temporary access to a state timber sale. 8,500 feet of existing road & 2,000 feet of new temporary road. This access will be obliterated when the sale is complete.
Location: UNIT - Gunflint Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook. LEGAL - Not Applicable Location is T64N, R2W, Sections 21,22,23,26,27 & 34.
Superior National Forest, Kawishiwi Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Mixed Use Motorized Use Project
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Comment Period
02/21/2014
Expected: 06/2015 06/2015 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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
Comment Period
10/04/2014
Expected: 05/2015 05/2015 Peter Taylor
218-626-4368
prtaylor@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
Prospectors Loop Trail
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/18/2014
Est. Comment Period
08/2015
Expected: 09/2015 10/2015 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.
Reissuance Special Use Permits that Expire on 12/31/2014
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/27/2013
Expected: 04/2015 04/2015 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 .
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
05/2015
Expected: 08/2015 08/2015 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
Arrowhead Snowmobile Trail Re-route
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2015
Expected: 08/2015 08/2015 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
Kabetogama Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/01/2014
Est. Comment Period
04/2015
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 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. Please note to email scoping comments send to comments-eastern-superior-la-croix@fs.fed.us.
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 .
Lake Vermilion Day Use Sites CE
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 08/2015 08/2015 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.
MNDNR LAC1076-53
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/03/2014
Expected: 04/2015 04/2015 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
MNDNR LAC1076-54
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2015
Expected: 10/2015 10/2015 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 - T65N R16W sec 17 5 miles east of Buyck
Rokeh Access Request
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/28/2012
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 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: 04/2015 04/2015 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
MNDNR LAU1070-30
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/18/2014
Expected: 04/2015 04/2015 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: 04/2015 04/2015 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
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
- Special use management
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
04/2015
Expected: 04/2016 05/2016 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
08/2015
Expected: 09/2015 09/2015 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 LAU1002-49
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/05/2014
Expected: 09/2015 09/2015 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 R12W sec30 North of Cadotte Lake
St. Louis County LAU1002-56
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/18/2014
Expected: 04/2015 04/2015 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 Public Works - Folsom
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/24/2011
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 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: 10/2015 10/2015 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
Lujenida Portage Reroute
CE
- Recreation management Analysis Completed Expected: 06/2015
Actual: 06/05/2015
07/2015 Anna Botner
218-387-3220
annagbotner@fs.fed.us
Description: In 2013 a beaver dam flooded 250-300' of portage including 40' of boardwalk. Erosion has occurred on multiple unsustainable paths used to avoid the flooded section. We propose to reroute about 600' of portage to higher ground.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46550
Location: UNIT - Tofte Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook. LEGAL - Not Applicable T 63N R 5W Sec 24. Portage is located between Lujenida Lake and Zenith Lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
MN DNR Temporary Access Request - TOF1077-65
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/24/2014
Expected: 05/2015 05/2015 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: 05/2015 05/2015 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: 05/2015 05/2015 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: 05/2015 05/2015 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: 05/2015 05/2015 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: 05/2015 05/2015 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.
Powwow Trail Reroute
CE
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Anna Botner
218-387-3220
annagbotner@fs.fed.us
Description: Reroute 500' of the hiking trail that goes through a section that is often underwater due to its poor location in a natural drainage. We propose to reroute that section of trail onto durable terrain on the east side of the trail.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46551
Location: UNIT - Tofte Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - Not Applicable T62N R8W Section 18, T62N R8W Sec 24. Project located between Powwwow trail entry point and Pose Lake.
Stony Project EA
EA
- Forest products
- Recreation management
- Road management
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2015
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 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.
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To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.