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
2014 Red Pine Salvage
CE
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/02/2014
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 William Carothers
715-634-4821 ext. 325
wgcarothers@fs.fed.us
Description: The salvage harvest of approximately 184 acres and thinning harvest of 38 acres of red pine in stands damaged by a windstorm in September 2014. Project includes fuel treatments, site preparation, and red pine planting for regeneration.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45538
Location: UNIT - Medford-Park Falls Ranger District, Great Divide Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Ashland, Price, Sawyer. LEGAL - Not Applicable Great Divide is Ashland County, Sec. 31, T41N R4W; and Sawyer County, Sec. 17, and 30-32 T41N R6W, and Sec. 29, T41N R5W. Medford-Park Falls District is Price County, Sec. 10, and 12,T39N R1E
Chequamegon Red Pine Thinning
EA
- Forest products Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2014
Expected: 02/2016 03/2016 Leesha Howard-McCauley
715-748-4875 x37
lmhowardmccauley@fs.fed.us
Description: To conduct thinning of individual red pine stands located across the Washburn, Great Divide and Medford - Park Falls Ranger Districts. The primary purpose of the project is to increase the growth and vigor of red pine stands across the forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45517
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 Individual red pine stands scattered across the Washburn, Great Divide and Medford-Park Falls Ranger Districts.
Chequamegon Salvage and Restoration
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal Expected: N/A Jane Darnell
715-748-4875, ext 38
jdarnell01@fs.fed.us
Description: Salvage of timber and forest restoration projects following an early September 2014 wind and rain storm event.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45414
Location: UNIT - Medford-Park Falls Ranger District, Great Divide Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Ashland, Price, Sawyer. LEGAL - Not Applicable Parts of the Great Divide and Medford-Park Falls Ranger District in various areas. Concentrations of damage in the Moose Lake vicinity (GD RD) and Gates Lake vicinity (MPF RD).
Flambeau and Dead Horse Motorized Trail Reconstruction
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/07/2014
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 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.
West Side Road Permit Renewals 2014
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2014
Expected: 12/2014 12/2014 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
2014 Reissuance of Special use permits: Eagle River-Florence
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/22/2014
Expected: 10/2014 10/2014 Joan Stanfield-Smith
715-362-1300
jstanfieldsmith@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissuance of SUP on Eagle River -Florence District.
Location: UNIT - Eagle River-Florence Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Florence, Forest. LEGAL - Not Applicable Forest and Florence Counties.
Morgan Lake Campground ATV Designation
EA
- Recreation management Analysis Completed Expected: 10/2014
Actual: 10/14/2014
11/2014 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
Warming Winters Resaerch Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 11/2014 11/2014 Christel Kern
218-326-7133
cckern@fs.fed.us
Description: This research is looking at the effect of warming winters on the sustainability of US forests.
Location: UNIT - Eagle River-Florence Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Forest. LEGAL - Not Applicable Argonne Experimental Forest
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 Reissuance of Special Use Permits: Lakewood-Laona
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/21/2014
Expected: 10/2014 10/2014 Joan Stanfield-Smith
715-362-1300
jstanfieldsmith@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissuance of several permits on the Lakewood-Loana District
Location: UNIT - Lakewood-Laona Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Forest, Oconto. LEGAL - Not Applicable Forest and Oconto Counties
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
Doubtfire Salvage
CE
- Forest products In Progress
Scoping Start
10/21/2014
Expected: 11/2014 11/2014 Mark Dilley
715-276-6333.
mdilley@fs.fed.us
Description: Removal of dead and dying trees from a wind event
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45295
Location: UNIT - Lakewood-Laona Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Oconto. LEGAL - Not Applicable Cut areas are scatted around Diamond roof.
Pipeline Rehabilitation Erosion site #2
CE
- Watershed management On Hold N/A N/A 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.
Strecok Private Land Access SUP
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/19/2014
Expected: 10/2014 10/2014 Greyling Brandt
218-663-8084
gbrandt@fs.fed.us
Description: This project would provide the permitee with motorized access to their private land
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45120
Location: UNIT - Lakewood-Laona Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Oconto. LEGAL - Not Applicable This project is located on the east boundary of the district adjacent to the pipeline.
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
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 Analysis Completed Expected: 10/2014
Actual: 10/02/2014
10/2014 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
10/2014
Expected: 12/2014 01/2015 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: 10/2014 10/2014 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.
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