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, Medford-Park Falls 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
CenturyLink Fiber 2018
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/21/2017
Expected: 02/2018 02/2018 Jonathan McNeill
715-762-5154
jdmcneill@fs.fed.us
Description: Installing fiber optic cable for less than 15 miles in Ashland and Oconto Counties.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52896
Location: UNIT - Great Divide Ranger District, Lakewood-Laona Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Ashland, Oconto. LEGAL - Not Applicable Along roads in Ashland and Oconto Counties
Chequamegon / Nicolet National Forest, Eagle River-Florence Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Fourmile Vegetation Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/15/2017
Est. Comment Period
10/2018
Expected: 05/2019 06/2019 Adam Felts
715-528-4464x126
afelts@fs.fed.us
Description: Move forest vegetation to desired conditions, provide an efficient road system, continue Forest research projects, maintain public safety related to wildfire, maintain hunter hiking trails, and contribute toward wood products demand.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51959
Location: UNIT - Eagle River-Florence Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Forest, Oneida, Vilas. LEGAL - T40N, R11E; T40N, R12E; T39N, R11E; T39N, R12E; T38N, R11E; and T38N, R12E 7 miles east of Eagle River, stretching south from Highway 70 to Highway 32 (or the southern border of the Argonne Exp. Forest) and stretching approximately 4-7 miles wide.
Chequamegon / Nicolet National Forest, Great Divide Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Black Torch
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/21/2016
Est. Comment Period
10/2017
Expected: 12/2017 01/2018 Nicole Molitor
906-428-5874
nicolegmolitor@fs.fed.us
Description: This proposal would use timber management to move the forest towards the forest plan desired conditions. It would include timber harvest, prescribed burning, reforestation, modifications of the transportation system and wildlife habitat improvements.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47680
Location: UNIT - Great Divide Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Ashland, Sawyer. LEGAL - It includes portions of the Townships 40-44 North and Ranges 3-5 West. It is located east and south of Clam Lake, WI in Ashland and Sawyer counties; includes portions of townships Chippewa, Draper, Gordon, Marengo, Round Lake, Shanagolden, Spider Lake, and Winter.
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
ANR Pipeline Company Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Joan Stanfield-Smith
715-362-1300
jstanfieldsmith@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue an existing special use permit to ANR Pipeline Company for an interstate natural gas pipeline. No new construction.
Location: UNIT - Lakewood-Laona Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Forest, Oconto. LEGAL - Not Applicable Forest and Oconto Counties
Crooked Lake Snowmobile Trail 663 Reroute
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management Analysis Completed Expected: 11/2017
Actual: 11/08/2017
11/2017 Greyling Brandt
715-674-4481
gbrandt@fs.fed.us
Description: Current trail would be rerouted onto two different forest service roads, with .25 of trail construction.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52391
Location: UNIT - Lakewood-Laona Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Oconto. LEGAL - Not Applicable Township 33 North, Range 17 East, Sections 12 and 13.
Joe K Gravel Pit Expansion
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
11/14/2017
Expected: 12/2017 01/2018 Greg Knight
715-748-4875 ext 26
gknight@fs.fed.us
Description: Expansion of the pit to provide material for roads and trail maintenance.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52712
Location: UNIT - Lakewood-Laona Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Forest. LEGAL - Not Applicable Pit location is off Forest Road 2136, just east of the Town of Blackwell.
Lakewood-Laona Early Successional Habitat Project
EA
- Forest products In Progress
Scoping Start
12/13/2016
Est. Comment Period
02/2018
Expected: 05/2018 07/2018 John Lampereur
715-276-6333
jlampereur@fs.fed.us
Description: Correct aspen age to meet the forest plan
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48644
Location: UNIT - Lakewood-Laona Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Forest. LEGAL - Not Applicable Lakewood-Laona Ranger District
Nicolet Salvage Project
EA
- Forest products On Hold N/A N/A Marilee Houtler
715-276-6333
mhoutler@fs.fed.us
Description: This project NEPA would cover destructive events on the Nicolet National Forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47100
Location: UNIT - Lakewood-Laona Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Florence, Forest, Langlade, Oconto, Oneida, Vilas. LEGAL - Not Applicable T31-43N, R11-17E, Nicolet National Forest
Townsend Project
EIS

   *UPDATED*
- Forest products In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
05/29/2015
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
12/2017
Expected: 04/2018 06/2018 John Lampereur
715-276-6333
jlampereur@fs.fed.us
Description: Vegetation and road Management Project
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45830
Location: UNIT - Lakewood-Laona Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Forest, Langlade, Oconto. LEGAL - Not Applicable Northeast Langlade, Northwest Oconto and South Forest Counties
Wisconsin Public Service Projects 2018
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/14/2017
Expected: 01/2018 04/2018 Jonathan McNeill
928-467-3200
jdmcneill@fs.fed.us
Description: Bury power lines to replace old over head lines and one new line would be installed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52495
Location: UNIT - Lakewood-Laona Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Forest, Oconto. LEGAL - Not Applicable Lakewood-Laona Ranger District
Chequamegon / Nicolet National Forest, Medford-Park Falls Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Kidrick
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2017
Expected: 12/2018 01/2019 Jane Darnell
715-748-4875, ext 38
jdarnell01@fs.fed.us
Description: This project is primarily a vegetation management project with focus on mid to late successional hardwood forest. Primary purpose is to maintain forest health and diversity. Project will also include a transportation analysis.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50889
Location: UNIT - Medford-Park Falls Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Price. LEGAL - Not Applicable Project is located in the northwest portion of the Forest within Taylor County in T32N, R2-3W and T33N, R1-3W.
Silver Creek Road Snowmobile Trail Reroute
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/20/2017
Expected: 11/2017 12/2017 Timothy Vetter
715-748-4875 (34)
tvetter@fs.fed.us
Description: Reroute of existing snowmobile trail to avoid large wetland crossing. Reroute uses existing motorized travel corridors.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52732
Location: UNIT - Medford-Park Falls Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Taylor. LEGAL - Not Applicable This trail reroute is in the Town of Westboro, Township 33 North, Range 1 East, Section 5, Taylor County, Wisconsin.
Winter Sports Road Electric Line Burial
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2017
Expected: 12/2017 01/2018 Jonathan McNeill
715-762-5154
jdmcneill@fs.fed.us
Description: This is a proposal by Clark Electric Cooperative to convert about 4 1/4 miles of overhead electric line to underground electric wires within their existing utility corridor in order to provide a safer and more reliable electric service.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51504
Location: UNIT - Medford-Park Falls Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Taylor. LEGAL - Not Applicable Project is located in the Town of Grover (T32N, R2W) along Winter Sports Road (FR 119)starting at Spruce Lake Road going north to Beaver Creek Road (FR 121) and then a short distance east.
Chequamegon / Nicolet National Forest, Washburn Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Birch Grove Campground Rehabilitation Project
EA
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2017
Expected: 05/2018 06/2018 Jennifer Maziasz
715-373-2667
jmaziasz@fs.fed.us
Description: Rehabilitation of Birch Grove Campground after July 2016 wind storm. May include reconfiguration of existing sites, creation of a new group site loop, toilet building removals and replacements.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52637
Location: UNIT - Washburn Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Bayfield. LEGAL - Bayfield County, WI. T49N, R6W, Section 36 Birch Grove Campground on FR435 on the Washburn Ranger District near Washburn WI
Enbridge Energy Limited Partnership SUP
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/07/2016
Expected: 05/2018 07/2018 Jennifer Maziasz
715-373-2667
comments-eastern-chequamegon-nicolet-washburn@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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44889
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.
Greenwood Vegetation Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
On Hold N/A N/A Jennifer Maziasz
715-373-2667
jmaziasz@fs.fed.us
Description: Vegetation and transportation management in the northern part of the District. Management actions would include clearcut and shelterwood systems to regenerate oak, aspen, and pine, and thinnings to promote growth and vigor in pine plantations.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47446
Location: UNIT - Washburn Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Bayfield. LEGAL - Townships 47, 48 and 49 North Ranges 6, 7 and 8 West, 4th Principal Meridian Project is located approximately seven miles northeast of Iron River, Wisconsin and in the Townships of Barksdale, Clover, Iron River, Keystone, Pilsen, Port Wing, Tripp, and Washburn.
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