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, 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
Brian and Patricia Martin Road Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/15/2014
Expected: 01/2015 01/2015 Jackie Contreras
812-547-7051
jcontreras@fs.fed.us
Description: The Hoosier is proposing to issue a special use permit to access private land across NFS land.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45805
Location: UNIT - Brownstown Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - T7N, R3E, Section 20 Approximately 2 miles west of Houston, Indiana
Buffalo Pike
CE
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/22/2014
Expected: 01/2015 02/2015 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.
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.
Francis and Elizabeth Dillon Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/15/2014
Expected: 01/2015 01/2015 Jackie Contreras
812-547-7051
jcontreras@fs.fed.us
Description: The Hoosier is proposing to issue a special use permit for a private road with a gate to access private property.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45804
Location: UNIT - Brownstown Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Brown. LEGAL - T7N, R3E, Section 3 Approximately 3 miles north of Houston, Indiana in Brown County.
Hunters Creek Road Right-of-Way Conveyance
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Comment Period
01/11/2015'T'00:00:00
Expected: 04/2015'T'00:00:00 04/2015'T'00:00:00 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.
Ransburg Scout Reservation Private Road/Trail SU Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/08/2014
Expected: 01/2015 01/2015 Jackie Contreras
812-547-7051
jcontreras@fs.fed.us
Description: The Hoosier is proposing to issue a special use permit to the Ransburg Scout Reservation for a road and a recreation trail.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45102
Location: UNIT - Brownstown Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Monroe. LEGAL - T7N, R1E; Sections 9, 16, and 17 Approximately 7 miles southeast of Bloomington, IN on the Ransburg Boy Scout Reservation.
Hoosier National Forest, Tell City Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Ameritech/SBC Global Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/15/2014
Expected: 01/2015 01/2015 Jackie Contreras
812-547-7051
jcontreras@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-issuance of a fiber optic telephone line permit for another 20 years.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45807
Location: UNIT - Tell City Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Crawford, Perry. LEGAL - T5S,R2W, Sections 2, 11, 22, and 29; T4S, R1W, Sections 11 and 30; T3S, R1E, Sections 19 and 20 Various locations in central and northeast Perry County along with one location that is approximately 1.5 miles northeast of Sulphur, IN in Crawford County.
German Ridge North Loop Reroute
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/20/2015'T'00:00:00
Expected: 02/2015'T'00:00:00 01/2016'T'00:00:00 Nancy Myers
812-547-7051
nmyers@fs.fed.us
Description: The Hoosier is proposing to reroute approximately 550 feet of the German Ridge North Loop trail.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45881
Location: UNIT - Tell City Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - T6S, R2W, Sections 14 and 15 The north section of the North Loop of the German Ridge Multiple Use Trail.
Highway 150 Road Widening Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/16/2015'T'00:00:00
Expected: 03/2015'T'00:00:00 03/2015'T'00:00:00 Jackie Contreras
812-547-7051
jcontreras@fs.fed.us
Description: The Hoosier is proposing to provide a Public Road Easement to Indiana Department of Transportation to widen a section of US Highway 150 by two feet.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46030
Location: UNIT - Tell City Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Martin. LEGAL - T2N, R3W, Section 14 A section of US Highway 150, 6 miles southeast of Shoals, Indiana.
SIP Permit Consolidation
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/26/2014
Expected: 01/2015 01/2015 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
SIP/PSCI-Larry Wilson Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/10/2014
Expected: 01/2015 03/2015 Jackie Contreras
812-547-7051
jcontreras@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to issue a special use permit for Southern Indiana Power and Perry Spencer Rural Telephone to place an electric and telephone line along an existing permitted access road.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45747
Location: UNIT - Tell City Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - T4S, R1W, Section 35 Approximately 1 mile east of Mount Pleasant, in Perry County, Indiana.
Sell Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/27/2014
Expected: 02/2015 02/2015 Jackie Contreras
812-547-7051
jcontreras@fs.fed.us
Description: The Hoosier is proposing to issue a special use permit to access private property and a temporary log landing area approximately 100' x 50' in size.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44674
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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/19/2014
Est. Comment Period
03/2015
Expected: 06/2015 08/2015 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
01/2015
Expected: 06/2015 07/2015 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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