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
- Hoosier National Forest, Brownstown Ranger District
- Hoosier National Forest, Tell City 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
Hoosier National Forest, Brownstown Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Buffalo Pike
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/22/2014
Expected: 07/2014 09/2014 Christopher Thornton
812-547-7051
cdthornton@fs.fed.us
Description: Propose to reduce the density of trees and improve stand structure through 38 acres of single tree selection harvest and regenerate a 15 acre stand using group selection harvest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44383
Location: UNIT - Brownstown Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - Township 7 North, Range 3 East, Sections 33 and 34 Approximately one mile south of Houston, Indiana.
Crossroads of America Council BSA
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2014
Expected: 09/2014 09/2014 Jackie Contreras
812-547-7051
jcontreras@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a special use authorization to replace expired special use permit for recreational trail and an existing private road use permit.
Location: UNIT - Brownstown Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Monroe. LEGAL - T7N, R1E, Sections 9, 16, and 17 Trail is located between State Road 446 and Monroe Lake, approximately 1 mile north of Hardin Ridge Recreation Area.
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.
Hickory Ridge Trail 18 Reroute
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/21/2014
Expected: 07/2014 08/2014 Stacy Duke
812-275-5987
r9_hoosier_website@fs.fed.us
Description: The Hoosier National Forest is proposing to reroute approximately 3/8 mile of trail 18 on the Hickory Ridge trail system to improve soil and water conditions and improve the experience for the trail user.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43567
Location: UNIT - Brownstown Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - NE 1/4 of Section 26; T.7.N., R. 2 E Approximately 1/2 mile southwest of Maumee, Indiana
Hunters Creek Road Right-of-Way Conveyance
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/10/2014
Est. Comment Period
10/2014
Expected: 02/2015 02/2015 Kevin Amick
812-275-5987
kamick@fs.fed.us
Description: The Hoosier is proposing to convey right-of-way easements to Lawrence and Monroe Counties for the realignment of Hunters Creek Road.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44672
Location: UNIT - Brownstown Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Lawrence, Monroe. LEGAL - T7N, R2E, Sections 20, 29, 32, 31; T7N, R1E, Section 36 (Monroe Co.); T6N, R1E, Section 1 (Lawrence Co.) Hunters Creek Road, between State Road 446 and Tower Ridge Road.
Maumee Valley Horsecamp SU Access Trail Permit Reissue
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2014
Expected: 09/2014 09/2014 Vicki Gullang
812-275-5987
vgullang@fs.fed.us
Description: The Hoosier is proposing to issue a special use permit to Autumn and Karen Kinser, operators of Maumee Valley Horsecamp, for a trail access connector permit.
Location: UNIT - Brownstown Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - NE 1/4 NW 1/4 Section 36, T.7 N., R. 2 E. Approximately 3.5 miles southwest of Houston, Indiana
Utilities District of Western Indiana Buried Power Line Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/04/2012
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Jackie Contreras
812-547-7051
r9_hoosier_website@fs.fed.us
Description: The Hoosier is proposing to reissue a special use permit for another twenty (20) years for a buried power line across NFS lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40592
Location: UNIT - Brownstown Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Monroe. LEGAL - Township 7 North, Range 1 East, Sections 9, 16, 19, 21,28, 29, and 30; Township 6 North, Range 1 East, Section 5 The main portion of the line is within the Hardin Ridge Recreation Area.
Hoosier National Forest, Tell City Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
SIP Permit Consolidation
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/26/2014
Expected: 08/2014 08/2014 Jackie Contreras
812-547-7051
jcontreras@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to consolidate 17 individual Southern Indiana Power special use permits into one master permit.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44468
Location: UNIT - Tell City Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - Not Applicable Various locations within Perry County, Indiana
Sell Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2014
Expected: 08/2014 08/2014 Jackie Contreras
812-547-7051
jcontreras@fs.fed.us
Description: The Hoosier is proposing to issue a special use permit to access private property.
Location: UNIT - Tell City Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Crawford. LEGAL - NENW Quarter of Section 17, T3S, R1W Approximately 3 miles south of Mifflin, east of South Hatfield Road in Crawford County, Indiana.
Tell City Openings
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/19/2014
Est. Comment Period
09/2014
Expected: 02/2015 04/2015 Richard Winstead
812-547-7051
r9_hoosier_website@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.
Uniontown North Restoration
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/21/2014
Est. Comment Period
10/2014
Expected: 05/2015 06/2015 Kevin Amick
812-275-5987
kamick@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to implement the 2006 Land and Resource Management Plan by increasing the amount of early successional habitat available.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44189
Location: UNIT - Tell City Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Crawford. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project is located near Birdseye, Indiana. The project is south of State Road 64, west of State Road 37 and north of Oak Hill Road.
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