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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- Hoosier National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Hoosier National Forest, Brownstown Ranger District
- Hoosier National Forest, Tell City Ranger District


Hoosier 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
Administrative Site Project
EA
- Facility management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/17/2017
Est. Comment Period
07/2017
Expected: 11/2017 01/2018 Kevin Amick
812-276-4746
kamick@fs.fed.us
Description: The Hoosier is proposing to design and construct an administrative office complex.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50902
Location: UNIT - Hoosier National Forest All Units. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Lawrence. LEGAL - T4N, R1W; Section 15 The proposed facilities would be located on Forest Service managed land on Highway 37 South, approximately 3 miles north of Mitchell, IN.
Georgia, Marchand, and Paynetown Communication Site Leases
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/23/2017
Expected: 07/2017 07/2017 Kimberly Voiles
812-547-7051
kvoiles@fs.fed.us
Description: The Hoosier National Forest proposes to issue replacement Communication Site Leases to the Indiana Integrated Public Safety Commission (Marchand and Georgia) and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (Paynetown) for a new 30-year term.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51877
Location: UNIT - Hoosier National Forest All Units. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Lawrence, Monroe, Perry. LEGAL - Marchand: Section 22, T5S, R2W; Georgia: Section 36, T4N, R2W; Paynetown: Section 29, T8N, R1E Paynetown is approximately 1 mi. north of the Paynetown State Recreation Area; Georgia is approximately 4.5 mi. west of Mitchell, IN; Marchand is approximately 1 mi. NE of the Hwy 37/70 intersection.
Karst Area Prescribed Burning
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2017
Expected: 08/2017 10/2017 Steve Harriss
812-275-5987
scharriss@fs.fed.us
Description: The Hoosier is proposing to use prescribed fire to meet restoration objectives in the Lost River Habitat Improvement Project, Mifflin Project and Oriole Restoration Project areas.
Location: UNIT - Hoosier National Forest All Units. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Crawford, Lawrence, Martin, Orange, Perry. LEGAL - Not Applicable The proposed treatment areas are in the Lost River area; in the Mifflin project area, approximately 4 miles south of English; and the Oriole project area, approximately 3 miles north of Alton, IN.
Hoosier National Forest, Brownstown Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
East Bass Pond Trail Reconstruction
CE
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Vicki Gullang
812-275-5987
vgullang@fs.fed.us
Description: The Hoosier National Forest is proposing to reconstruct approximately 4,300 feet of the East Bass Pond segment of the Cope Hollow trail to improve and protect soil and water resource.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42363
Location: UNIT - Brownstown Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Monroe. LEGAL - Section 25 of Township 7 North, Range 1 East. The East Bass Pond segment of the Cope Hollow trail, located within the Charles C. Deam Wilderness.
Grubb Ridge Overflow Parking Lot Pull Through
EA
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Stacy Duke
812-276-4726
sduke@fs.fed.us
Description: The Hoosier National Forest is proposing to add a pull through for the overflow parking lot at the Grubb Ridge Trailhead.
Location: UNIT - Brownstown Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Monroe. LEGAL - T7N, R2E; Section 19 The Grubb Ridge Trailhead overflow parking lot is located on the south side of Tower Ridge Road across from the Grubb Ridge Trailhead and parking.
Jackson County AOPs
CE
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/07/2016
Expected: 06/2017 10/2017 Len Kring
812-547-7051
lenmkring@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to replace two low-water concrete crossings with bridges for the purpose of aquatic organism passage and improved hydrologic function.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50184
Location: UNIT - Brownstown Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - T7N, R2E Section 35 Approximately 3 miles north of Norman, Indiana
Pleasant Run Road Decommissioning
EA
- Road management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2017
Expected: 02/2018 03/2018 Kevin Amick
812-276-4746
kamick@fs.fed.us
Description: The Hoosier National Forest is proposing to decommission 13 roads in their entirety and segments of 56 roads for a total of approximately 23 miles.
Location: UNIT - Brownstown Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Brown, Jackson, Lawrence, Monroe. LEGAL - Not Applicable The roads and road segments are located throughout the Pleasant Run Unit of the Brownstown Ranger District.
Roberts Road Cemetery Special Use Permit
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/10/2017
Expected: 08/2017 08/2017 Kimberly Voiles
812-547-7051
kvoiles@fs.fed.us
Description: The Hoosier National Forest proposes to issue a special use permit to the Polk Township Trustee in Monroe County to authorize the continued operation and maintenance of Roberts Road Cemetery.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51824
Location: UNIT - Brownstown Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Monroe. LEGAL - Township 7 North, Range 1 East, Section 20 The cemetery is located just south of the intersection of Roberts Road and Allens Creek Road, near Hardin Ridge Recreation Area.
Shirley Creek Trail Reroute
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/31/2017
Expected: 06/2017 07/2017 Stacy Duke
812-276-4726
sduke@fs.fed.us
Description: The Hoosier National Forest is proposing to re-route a section of the Shirley Creek Trail System.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51204
Location: UNIT - Brownstown Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Orange. LEGAL - T.3.N, R.2.W; Section 27 The Shirley Creek Trail System is approximately 8 miles west of Orleans, Indiana.
Hoosier National Forest, Tell City Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Dubois REC Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/06/2017
Expected: 04/2017 04/2017 Kimberly Voiles
812-547-7051
kvoiles@fs.fed.us
Description: The Hoosier proposes to consolidate and renew all of Dubois REC's permits into a single master permit.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51056
Location: UNIT - Tell City Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Crawford, Dubois. LEGAL - T2S, R1W, Sec. 5; T2S, R2W, Sec. 29; T2S, R3W, Sec. 36; T3S, R1W, Sec. 2, 27, 32 Various locations on National Forest System lands in western Crawford County, Indiana and one location in Dubois County, approximately one mile southeast of Birdseye, Indiana.
Hoosier Energy REC, Inc. Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/30/2017
Expected: 06/2017 06/2017 Kimberly Voiles
812-547-7051
kvoiles@fs.fed.us
Description: The Hoosier proposes to consolidate Hoosier Energy REC's two permits into a single master permit and renew this permit for another 30 years.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51518
Location: UNIT - Tell City Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Crawford, Orange, Perry. LEGAL - Not Applicable Existing electric lines at various locations on National Forest System lands in southern Orange County, western Crawford County, and northern Perry County, Indiana.
Orange County REMC Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/06/2017
Expected: 05/2017 05/2017 Kimberly Voiles
812-547-7051
kvoiles@fs.fed.us
Description: The Hoosier proposes to consolidate and renew all of Orange County REMC's permits into a single master permit.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51057
Location: UNIT - Tell City Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Orange. LEGAL - T1N, R1E, Section 30, 31; T1N, R1W, Sections 27, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36; T1S, R1E, Section 2, 5, 28; T1S, R1W, Sections 1, 10, 11; T3N, R1W, Sections 30, 31; T3N, R2W, Sections 21, 22, 26, 27 Various locations on National Forest System lands in south central and northwest Orange County, Indiana.
Tell City Barrens Restoration
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/14/2017
Est. Comment Period
01/2018
Expected: 06/2018 07/2018 Cheryl Coon
812-275-5987
ccoon@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to restore fire-dependent barrens communities using prescribed fire while considering additional treatments to reduce woody species encroachment and plant succession.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48873
Location: UNIT - Tell City Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Crawford, Perry. LEGAL - Not Applicable Proposal is in three project areas: Boone Creek, approximately 3 miles northwest of Alton, IN; Mogan Ridge, located between SR 37 and SR 66 near Derby, IN; and Harding Flats, near Gerald, IN
Tell City Openings
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/19/2014
Est. Comment Period
09/2017
Expected: 02/2018 03/2018 Christopher Thornton
812-547-7051
cdthornton@fs.fed.us
Description: Maintain openings as early successional habitat using a variety of tools.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42433
Location: UNIT - Tell City Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Crawford, Dubois, Orange, Perry. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project would occur throughout the Tell City Ranger District.
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