Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

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- Hoosier National Forest, Brownstown Ranger District
- Hoosier National Forest, Tell City Ranger District


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.
Hickey-Martin Dam Removal
CE
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2016
Expected: 11/2016 12/2016 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.
Jackson County AOPs
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/07/2016
Expected: 12/2016 01/2017 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
Waldrip Cabin Area Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
Cancelled N/A N/A Steve Harriss
812-275-5987
scharriss@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to remove Waldrip Cabin due to the unsafe condition of the deteriorating structure and to restore the surrounding area by planting native vegetation around the currently disturbed site and address existing erosion.
Location: UNIT - Brownstown Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Monroe. LEGAL - T. 7 N; R. 1 E, Section 8 Approximately 3 miles north of 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
Froehlich Special Use Trail Reroute
CE
- Recreation management Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2016
Actual: 07/18/2016
10/2016 Nancy Myers
812-547-7051
nmyers@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to reroute approximately 1,400 feet of the existing Froehlich special use trail.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49655
Location: UNIT - Tell City Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - T6S, R2W; Section 29 Approximately 6 miles east of Tell City, Indiana
Saddle Lake Reroute
CE
- Recreation management Analysis Completed Expected: 08/2016
Actual: 08/25/2016
04/2017 Nancy Myers
812-547-7051
nmyers@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to relocate the Saddle Lake trail out of the floodplain of Saddle Lake.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49654
Location: UNIT - Tell City Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - T5S, R2W, Section 20 The Saddle Lake Trail is in the Saddle Lake Recreation Area.
Smithville Fiber Telecommunications Special Uses Permit
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2016
Actual: 07/20/2016
10/2016 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
10/2016
Expected: 09/2017 10/2017 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
02/2017
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 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
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2016
Actual: 08/10/2016
08/2016 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.
Waupaca Foundry, Inc. Albany Road Special Uses Permit
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/04/2016
Expected: 10/2016 10/2016 Ron Scott
812-275-5987
ronscott@fs.fed.us
Description: The Hoosier is proposing to issue a special use permit to authorize use of a road through National Forest System land.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50012
Location: UNIT - Tell City Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - T5S, R2W, Section 20 Approximately 0.7 miles northeast of Gatchel, Indiana, off of Old State Road 37.
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