Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

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- Chequamegon / Nicolet National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Chequamegon / Nicolet National Forest , Eagle River-Florence Ranger District
- Chequamegon / Nicolet National Forest , Great Divide Ranger District
- Chequamegon / Nicolet National Forest , Lakewood-Laona Ranger District
- Chequamegon / Nicolet National Forest , Washburn Ranger District


Chequamegon / Nicolet National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide) R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
West Side Access Requests 2014
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/26/2014
Expected: 04/2014 04/2014 Jonathan McNeill
715-762-5154
jdmcneill@fs.fed.us
Description: Four applicants have requested special use authorizations to access private land across the National Forest. The proposal is to authorize access to private land; proposal consists of existing road improvement and less than 500' of new construction.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44096
Location: UNIT - Medford-Park Falls Ranger District, Great Divide Ranger District, Washburn Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Ashland, Bayfield, Vilas. LEGAL - Not Applicable Various location on the West side of the Chequamegon Nicolet NF.
Chequamegon / Nicolet National Forest , Eagle River-Florence Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Morgan Lake Campground ATV Designation
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 06/2014 06/2014 Evan Miller
715-674-4481
evanmiller@fs.fed.us
Description: Designate Morgan Lake Campground for ATV use.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44286
Location: UNIT - Eagle River-Florence Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Florence. LEGAL - Not Applicable Morgan Lake Campground
Tie Mill and Windsor Dam Road ATV connectors
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 05/2014 05/2014 Evan Miller
715-674-4481
evanmiller@fs.fed.us
Description: Tie Mill would reconstruct forest roads 2402 and 71916 for use by ATV's and UTV's.Windsor Dam Road to Carey Dam Road ATV Connector would reconstruct forest roads 2174F and 612434 for ATV's and UTV's.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44287
Location: UNIT - Eagle River-Florence Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Florence, Forest. LEGAL - Not Applicable Tie Mill Road Connector is by Grandma Lake. Windsor to Carey Dam Road ATV Connector is south of Highway 70.
Chequamegon / Nicolet National Forest , Great Divide Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Relocation of FR 201 and FR 213 intersections with C.T.H. D
EA
- Road management On Hold N/A N/A Debra Proctor
715-634-4821
debralproctor@fs.fed.us
Description: Relocate the intersections of County Highway D with Forest Road 201 and Forest Road 213 north of the current locations. Construct new sections and decommission unneeded sections of Forest Roads 201 and 213 (new and old approaches to intersection)
Location: UNIT - Great Divide Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Bayfield. LEGAL - Township 44 North Range 6 West Section 11 Intersection of County Highway D with Forest Roads 201 and 213 in Bayfield County approximately 5 miles south of Grand View, Wisconsin
Chequamegon / Nicolet National Forest , Lakewood-Laona Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2014 Lakewood-Laona Pit Expansion
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
02/24/2014
Expected: 03/2014 04/2014 Mike Miller
410-939-1216
mmiller@fs.fed.us
Description: Project would expand several gravel pits to provide gravel for the roads in the area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43800
Location: UNIT - Lakewood-Laona Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Forest. LEGAL - Ludington pit is T35N, R14E, Section 29 (by Ludington Lake)and the other unnamed pit is located at T35N, R14E, Section 9 (off Forest Road 21217). Area around Ludington Lake, off Forest Road 2361 and 2127.
Bilberry and opening habitat
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 05/2014 06/2014 Scott Anderson
715-674-4481
scottanderson@fs.fed.us
Description: Improve habitat for the Dwarf Bilberry and maintain openings
Location: UNIT - Lakewood-Laona Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Oconto. LEGAL - Not Applicable In Ocotno County
Shadow Lake and Thelen
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/27/2014
Expected: 04/2014 05/2014 Jeff Seefeldt
618-658-2111
jseefeldt@fs.fed.us
Description: The Shadow Lake part would construct .3 mile connector between ATV/UTV trails (one on Shadow Lake Road and the other Blue Spruce Road). The Thelen part will widen an existing ATV trail (across from Thelen Road)just south of Lakewood.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43751
Location: UNIT - Lakewood-Laona Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Oconto. LEGAL - Shadow Lake is T31N, R15E, Section 2, N1/2 and Thelen is T32N, R16E, Section 17, NE 1/4. Shadow Lake part is located parallel to Highway 64 south Shadow Lake. Thelen is located just north of the old zoo,south of Lakewood on the west side of Highway 32.
Sullivan Springs Road ATV Connector
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
02/27/2014
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
04/2014
Expected: 05/2014 06/2014 Greyling Brandt
218-663-8084
gbrandt@fs.fed.us
Description: Add ATV trails from the Nicolet State Trail (NST) in the Lakewood Area to Sullivan Springs Road.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41050
Location: UNIT - Lakewood-Laona Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Oconto. LEGAL - T32N, R16E, Sections 1, 3, 11, and 12; T33N, R16E, Section 36 NST in Lakewood to Sullivan Springs Road
Chequamegon / Nicolet National Forest , Washburn Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2014 Re-Issuance of Outfitter Guide Permits
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2014
Actual: 04/15/2014
05/2014 Teresa Maday
715-373-2667
tmaday@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-issue two Outfitter and Guide Special use Permits to individuals for operation of outfitter and guide services from existing boat launches on National Forest land for 5 year periods. Each individual has been under permit and is in good standing.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44088
Location: UNIT - Washburn Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Bayfield. LEGAL - Not Applicable Existing boat launches on the Washburn and Great Divide Ranger Districts within Bayfield County, WI.
Eureka Gravel Source Development Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
02/18/2014
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
08/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Greg Knight
715-748-4875 ext 26
gknight@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to develop a gravel source, known as the Eureka site, on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest (CNNF).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42959
Location: UNIT - Washburn Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Bayfield. LEGAL - Townships 45 North, Range 8 West, Sections 27, 28, 33, and 34 The site is located on the west side of FR394 (Pigeon Lake road), between Pigeon Lake and Mountain lake about 5 miles west of Drummond, Wisconsin.
Hunter Walking Trail
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
03/10/2014
Expected: 04/2014 05/2014 Brian Heeringa
715-373-2667
bheeringa@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposal is to maintain approximately 14 miles on two hunter walking trails and nine upland openings totaling approximately 30 acres. The trail corridors and upland openings proposed under this project already exist; no new construction.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44101
Location: UNIT - Washburn Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Bayfield. LEGAL - Not Applicable Pigeon Lake Hunter Walking Trail: T45N R8W Sec. 34, 35 & T44N R8W Sec. 2, 3. Star Lake Hunter Walking Trail: T45N R7W Sec. 2, 3, 10, 11, 12
Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center Restoration Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2014
Actual: 04/15/2014
04/2014 Matthew Bushman
715-373-2667
mmbushman@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposal is to improve 25 acres of habitat at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center; activities include prescribed burning, site preparation for tree planting, tree planting, plowing/tilling open grasslands, and planting native seed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44100
Location: UNIT - Washburn Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Bayfield. LEGAL - Not Applicable Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, Bayfield County WI
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