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):
- Projects Occurring Nationwide
- 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, Medford-Park Falls Ranger District
- Chequamegon / Nicolet National Forest, Washburn Ranger District


Projects Occurring Nationwide
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Incorporating Greater Sage-grouse Conservation Measures into Land Management Plans (Wyoming)
EIS
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Cancelled N/A N/A Danielle Chi
801-625-5667
dkchi@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service will be a cooperating agency with the BLM (lead agency) in preparing programmatic EISs to incorporate greater sage-grouse conservation measures into land management plans, including the Thunder Basin NG plan, through plan amendment
Web Link: http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/more/sagegrouse/eastern.html
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. LEGAL - Not Applicable UNIT - Thunder Basin NG portion of the Medicine Bow-Routt NF; WY; multiple counties involved
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
Flambeau and Dead Horse Motorized Trail Reconstruction
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/07/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Timothy Vetter
715-748-4875 (34)
tvetter@fs.fed.us
Description: Trail reconstruction for allowance of utility terrain vehicles < 65 inches in width (UTVs). Activities include widening of corners and reshaping or resurfacing the trail tread.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44678
Location: UNIT - Medford-Park Falls Ranger District, Great Divide Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Ashland, Price, Sawyer. LEGAL - Not Applicable This project is located in parts of T39-40N, R1-3E in Price County, WI (Flambeau Trail)and in parts of T40-43N, R3-4W in Ashland and Sawyer Counties (Dead Horse Run Trail), WI.
Revised Nicolet Waterways Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2014
Actual: 07/14/2014
08/2014 Thomas Moris
715-674-4481
tmoris@fs.fed.us
Description: The project will add logs, log structures and root wads to the programmatic fisheries program.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44506
Location: UNIT - Eagle River-Florence Ranger District, Lakewood-Laona Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Florence, Forest, Langlade, Oconto, Oneida, Vilas. LEGAL - Not Applicable Nicolet National Forest
West Side Road Permit Renewals 2014
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2014
Expected: 10/2014 10/2014 Jonathan McNeill
715-762-5154
jdmcneill@fs.fed.us
Description: The forest proposes the renewal of various expired or expiring road special use permits on the west side of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.
Location: UNIT - Medford-Park Falls Ranger District, Great Divide Ranger District, Washburn Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Ashland, Bayfield, Price, Sawyer, Taylor. 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
- Recreation management In Progress
Comment Period
04/18/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 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
Chequamegon / Nicolet National Forest, Great Divide Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Pioneer Road Salvage
CE
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/11/2014
Expected: 08/2014 11/2014 William Carothers
715-634-4821 ext. 325
wgcarothers@fs.fed.us
Description: The salvage harvest of approximately 50 acres of trees and individual tree selection harvest of 70 acres of northern hardwood in stands damaged by a windstorm in August 2013. Project includes fuel treatments and site preparation for regeneration.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44816
Location: UNIT - Great Divide Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Bayfield. LEGAL - T44N, R6W, Sec 27 and 28 North of Namekagon Lake, about 7 miles southeast of Drummond, Wisconsin.
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
Bilberry and opening habitat
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants On Hold N/A N/A 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
Pipeline Rehabilitation Erosion site #2
CE
- Watershed management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2014
Expected: 10/2014 10/2014 Sara Sommer
715-362-1365
sarasommer@fs.fed.us
Description: Repair of heavy erosion and devegetation due to off road vehicle use of the pipeline area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44808
Location: UNIT - Lakewood-Laona Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Oconto. LEGAL - Not Applicable This project is located on the ANR Pipeline on the east boundary of the Lakewood Ranger District.
Sullivan Springs Road ATV Connector
EA
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A 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
Turtle Nesting Site Upgrade
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
07/02/2014
Expected: 08/2014 08/2014 Scott Anderson
715-674-4481
scottanderson@fs.fed.us
Description: Improve nesting habitat for turtles.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44807
Location: UNIT - Lakewood-Laona Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Oconto. LEGAL - Not Applicable Oconto River
Chequamegon / Nicolet National Forest, Medford-Park Falls Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Mondeaux Avenue Electric Line Rebuild
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/08/2014
Expected: 10/2014 02/2015 Jonathan McNeill
715-762-5154
jdmcneill@fs.fed.us
Description: To improve reliability of electric service to customers in the Mondeaux Flowage and North Twin Lake area, Taylor Electric Coop. has requested to renew/amend their permits in order to replace existing lines and bury about 1500' of new line.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44745
Location: UNIT - Medford-Park Falls Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Taylor. LEGAL - Not Applicable Line rebuild would occur along Mondeaux Avenue (Forest Road 102) in the Town of Chelsea (T32N R1E), parts of Sections 5 and 6.
Chequamegon / Nicolet National Forest, Washburn Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Enbridge Energy Limited Partnership SUP
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Jonathan McNeill
715-762-5154
jdmcneill@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposal is to re-issue a special use authorization for a new term for Enbridge Energy Limited Partnership's existing pipeline system, pumping station, and associated improvements.
Location: UNIT - Washburn Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Bayfield. LEGAL - Not Applicable Project includes 11.5 miles of existing pipeline system, the pumping station, and associated improvements on Forest Service lands north of US Highway 2.
Eureka Gravel Source Development Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
02/18/2014
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 Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2014
Actual: 07/22/2014
08/2014 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
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This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.