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
Administrative Site Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Facility management Analysis Completed Expected: 10/2017
Actual: 10/23/2017
11/2017 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.
Prescribed Fire Evaluation Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
06/08/2017
Expected: 12/2017 03/2018 Steve Harriss
812-275-5987
scharriss@fs.fed.us
Description: The Hoosier is proposing to use prescribed fire on approximately 370 acres as a restoration tool at three project areas which have ongoing activities.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51440
Location: UNIT - Hoosier National Forest All Units. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Crawford, Lawrence, Martin, Orange, Perry. LEGAL - Not Applicable The proposed treatment areas are in the Lost River area; in the Mifflin project area, approximately 4 miles south of English; and the Oriole project area, approximately 3 miles north of Alton, IN.
Hoosier National Forest, Brownstown Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Burgoon Church Drive/Entryway
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 10/2017
Actual: 10/18/2017
10/2017 Kimberly Voiles
812-547-7051
kvoiles@fs.fed.us
Description: The Hoosier proposes to issue a special use permit authorizing Burgoon Church's use of an approximately 100' x 30' area of land and an approximately 25' asphalt drive.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52312
Location: UNIT - Brownstown Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Monroe. LEGAL - T7N, R1E; Section 10 Burgoon Church is located approximately 7.5 miles southeast of Bloomington, IN, off State Road 446.
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
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/18/2017
Est. Comment Period
02/2018
Expected: 06/2018 06/2018 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50903
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.
Pleasant Run Road Decommissioning
EA
- Road management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2017
Expected: 09/2018 09/2018 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.
Salt Creek Services, Inc. Special Use Private Road Permit
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/20/2017
Expected: 02/2018 02/2018 Kimberly Voiles
812-547-7051
kvoiles@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to issue a new special use permit to Salt Creek Services, Inc. to properly authorize the use and maintenance of the road located on NFS land to access the Salt Creek Estates private development.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52895
Location: UNIT - Brownstown Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Monroe. LEGAL - T8N, R1E, Section 35 South Forest Drive near Deckard Ridge; approximately 7 miles southeast of Bloomington, IN
Hoosier National Forest, Tell City Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Hoosier Energy REC, Inc. Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/30/2017
Expected: 12/2017 12/2017 Kimberly Voiles
812-547-7051
kvoiles@fs.fed.us
Description: The Hoosier proposes to consolidate Hoosier Energy REC's two permits into a single master permit and renew this permit for another 30 years.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51518
Location: UNIT - Tell City Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Crawford, Orange, Perry. LEGAL - Not Applicable Existing electric lines at various locations on National Forest System lands in southern Orange County, western Crawford County, and northern Perry County, Indiana.
Orange County REMC Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/06/2017
Expected: 12/2017 12/2017 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.
Smith Special Use Road Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/17/2017
Expected: 11/2017 11/2017 Kimberly Voiles
812-547-7051
kvoiles@fs.fed.us
Description: The Hoosier is proposing to issue a special use permit to authorize the use of a portion of NFS land for driveway access.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52384
Location: UNIT - Tell City Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - T5S, R2W; Section 29 The location is on Old State Road 37, approximately one mile southeast of Saddle Lake.
Tell City Barrens Restoration
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/14/2017
Est. Comment Period
01/2018
Expected: 06/2018 07/2018 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48873
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
01/2018
Expected: 07/2018 08/2018 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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