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
Forest Plan Amendment #2
CE
- Land management planning Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2016
Actual: 05/20/2016
05/2016 Kevin Amick
812-275-5987
kamick@fs.fed.us
Description: The Hoosier is proposing to amend the Hoosier National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan to establish a Management Area and associated direction to existing and future communication sites. No new sites would be added or created at this time.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47745
Location: UNIT - Hoosier National Forest All Units. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Brown, Crawford, Dubois, Jackson, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Orange, Perry. LEGAL - Not Applicable Forest-wide
Hoosier National Forest, Brownstown Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
D Trail Re-designation and Re-route
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/18/2015
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 Vicki Gullang
812-275-5987
vgullang@fs.fed.us
Description: The Hoosier is proposing to reroute approximately one mile of the D Trail and re-designate the trail to include mountain bike use.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48046
Location: UNIT - Brownstown Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Brown. LEGAL - T8N, R2E; Sections 26, 27, and 35 The trailhead is located approximately 3 miles southwest of Story, Indiana.
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.
Hickey-Martin Dam Removal
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2016
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 Len Kring
812-547-9234
lenmkring@fs.fed.us
Description: The Hoosier National Forest is proposing to remove the Hickey-Martin Dam from Henderson Creek to allow for movement of aquatic species and to restore hydraulic processes within the stream.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48520
Location: UNIT - Brownstown Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Lawrence. LEGAL - T6N, R2E, Section 16 Approximately 2 miles west of Norman, Indiana.
Hoosier National Forest, Tell City Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Perry Spencer RTC, Inc.
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2016
Actual: 04/11/2016
04/2016 Ron Scott
812-275-5987
ronscott@fs.fed.us
Description: The Hoosier is proposing to issue a special use permit to authorize Perry Spencer RTC, Inc. to bury new fiber optic line along county and state roads and to install aerial fiber optic line on existing power poles.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47744
Location: UNIT - Tell City Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - Not Applicable The proposed project is alongside county and state roads and on existing power poles at various locations on National Forest System lands throughout Perry County, Indiana.
Saddle Lake Aquatic Organism Passages
CE
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2016
Actual: 04/22/2016
05/2016 Len Kring
812-547-9234
lenmkring@fs.fed.us
Description: The Hoosier is proposing to remove a road/stream crossing structure at Albany Road and stabilize the stream bank at a structure on Saddle Creek Road to allow for movement of aquatic species and to restore hydraulic processes within the stream.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48522
Location: UNIT - Tell City Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - T5S, R2W, Section 20 The project is near Saddle Lake, approximately 9 miles northeast of Tell City.
Smithville Fiber Telecommunications Special Uses Permit
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/17/2016
Expected: 06/2016 06/2016 Kimberly Voiles
812-547-7051
kvoiles@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorize use and occupancy of NFS land for an existing facility owned by a local utility provider.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49484
Location: UNIT - Tell City Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Orange. LEGAL - T3N, R2W, Section 33 Off of County Road 950 East, just west of Sulphur Creek. Approximately 8 miles north of French Lick, Indiana
Tell City Barrens Restoration
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2016
Expected: 03/2017 04/2017 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.
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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/19/2014
Est. Comment Period
10/2016
Expected: 01/2017 02/2017 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.
Uniontown North Restoration
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period
11/02/2015
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 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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