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
05/2016
Expected: 06/2017 07/2017 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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period
09/26/2015
Expected: 02/2016 03/2016 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.
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
- Land ownership management
- Minerals and Geology
In Progress
FEIS NOA in Federal Register
11/17/2015
Expected: 03/2016 04/2016 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
East Zone Seed Collection
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
10/13/2015
Expected: 03/2016 03/2016 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.
GUN107280 DNR timber sale access request.
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/01/2014
Expected: 02/2016 04/2016 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 In Progress
Scoping Start
12/01/2014
Expected: 01/2016 04/2016 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.
Kevin Woodward from ATV access to vehicle access.
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/01/2015
Expected: 03/2016 06/2016 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.
Minnesota DNR GUN107284
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/05/2015
Expected: 02/2016 04/2016 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 In Progress
Scoping Start
02/05/2015
Expected: 02/2016 04/2016 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 In Progress
Scoping Start
02/05/2015
Expected: 02/2016 04/2016 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 In Progress
Scoping Start
02/05/2015
Expected: 02/2016 04/2016 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 In Progress
Scoping Start
02/05/2015
Expected: 02/2016 04/2016 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 In Progress
Scoping Start
02/01/2015
Expected: 02/2016 04/2016 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, GUN107283
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/05/2015
Expected: 02/2016 04/2016 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 Hiking Trail- Pincushion Reroute
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2016
Expected: 03/2016 05/2016 Jonathan Benson
218-663-8085
jabenson@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of this project is to identify a short reroute of the Superior Hiking Trail near Pincushion Mountain. The need for action is based around a section of trail that currently crosses private land and needs to be relocated.
Location: UNIT - Gunflint Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook. LEGAL - Northwest ¼ of Township 61 North, Range 1 East, Section 15 Superior Hiking Trail near Pincushion Mountain Trailhead
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
- Recreation management
- Fuels management
- Minerals and Geology
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2016
Expected: 04/2017 05/2017 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 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.
Prospectors Loop Trail
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/18/2014
Est. Comment Period
12/2015
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 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: 01/2016 02/2016 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
Arrowhead Snowmobile Trail Re-route
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/03/2015
Expected: 02/2016 04/2016 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
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
In Progress
Comment Period
12/11/2015
Expected: 05/2016 05/2016 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 .
Lake Vermilion Day Use Sites CE
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2015
Expected: 04/2016 05/2016 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: 07/2016 07/2016 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
Wolf Lake Birding and Hiking Trail CE
CE
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A 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
MNDNR LAU1071-59
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2016
Expected: 02/2016 06/2016 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 - T60N R20W sec19 4 miles east of Side Lake
Mesabi Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Special use management
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/24/2015
Est. Comment Period
06/2016
Expected: 11/2016 12/2016 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
12/2015
Expected: 04/2016 05/2016 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 Public Works - Folsom
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/17/2015
Expected: 01/2016 01/2016 Elizabeth Youngstrom
218-666-0038
eayoungstrom@fs.fed.us
Description: Realignment of Folsom Rd. Project was put on hold. St. Louis County is reactivating project.
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: 06/2016 06/2016 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
Dime Lake Thinning
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2015
Expected: 05/2016 07/2016 Kurt Steele
541-560-3424
ksteele@fs.fed.us
Description: Thinning approximately 846 acres of Red Pine under 80 years old. In the same area about 56 acres of red pine over 80 years old (approximately 130 years old) would also be thinned. After thinning, underburning would occur.
Location: UNIT - Tofte Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - Not Applicable (T) 61N, (R) 9W, (S) 28. FR 337 by Dime Lake.
MN DNR Temporary Access Request - TOF1077-67
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/24/2014
Expected: 01/2016 02/2016 Christina Tampio
218-663-8080
christinatampio@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: 01/2016 02/2016 Christina Tampio
218-663-8080
christinatampio@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: 01/2016 02/2016 Christina Tampio
218-663-8080
christinatampio@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: 01/2016 02/2016 Christina Tampio
218-663-8080
christinatampio@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.
MN DNR Temporary Access Request - TOF1077-72
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/05/2015
Expected: 03/2016 05/2016 Christina Tampio
218-663-8080
christinatampio@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed temporary access to state timber sale, located in T60N, R3W, Sections 9 and 21.
Location: UNIT - Tofte Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook. LEGAL - T60N R3W Sections 9 and 21 Cross County Ski Trails located in T60N R3W Sections 9 and 21. Trail#71257D (Ullr Loop) and Trail#91044D (Lutsen Trail Access)
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 TOF1077-71
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.
Maple Tap Lines
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/09/2015
Expected: 04/2016 05/2016 Christina Tampio
218-663-8080
christinatampio@fs.fed.us
Description: Three individuals have requested to keep their maple tap lines up year-round for their tapping operations located on federal land.
Location: UNIT - Tofte Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook. LEGAL - Location 1: T60N, R3W, Section 5; Location 2: T61N, R3W, Section 32; Location 3: T60N, R3W, Section 12. Location 1: T60N, R3W, Section 5; Location 2: T61N, R3W, Section 32; Location 3: T60N, R3W, Section 12.
North Shore State Trail Pink Bridge Shelter
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2015
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
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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/24/2015
Est. Comment Period
01/2016
Expected: 05/2016 07/2016 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 Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2015
Expected: 02/2016 03/2016 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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