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):
- 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

   *UPDATED*
- Facility management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/17/2017
Est. Comment Period
07/2017
Expected: 11/2017 10/2019 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.
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

   *UPDATED*
- 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

   *UPDATED*
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/07/2016
Expected: 04/2017 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

   *NEW LISTING*
- 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.
Shirley Creek Trail Reroute
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2017
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.
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

   *NEW LISTING*
- 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.
Froehlich Special Use Trail Permit Reissue
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/01/2017
Expected: 04/2017 04/2017 Nancy Myers
812-547-7051
nmyers@fs.fed.us
Description: The Hoosier National Forest is proposing to re-issue a special use permit to Froehlich Outfitter and Guides Horse Trail Rides, LLC. to use a trail located on the Hoosier National Forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51201
Location: UNIT - Tell City Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - T.6.S., R.2.W; Section 28 Approximately 6 miles east of Tell City, Indiana
Orange County REMC Special Use Permit
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- 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.
Perry Spencer R.T.C Permit Amendment
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 03/2017
Actual: 03/10/2017
03/2017 Ron Scott
812-275-5987
ronscott@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to amend the existing permit to authorize Perry Spencer RTC, Inc. to bury new fiber optic line along segments of Forest Service roads in the Indian-Celina Lake Recreation Area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51123
Location: UNIT - Tell City Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - Township 4 South, Range 2 West, Portions of Sections 2 and 10 The project is located within the Indian-Celina Recreation Area.
Tell City Barrens Restoration
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2017
Expected: 12/2017 01/2018 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.
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
05/2017
Expected: 08/2017 09/2017 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.
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