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
- R9 - Eastern Region, Regionwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Region)
- Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)


Projects Occurring Nationwide
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Best Test Project EVER!
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
12/04/2013
Expected: 11/2014 11/2015 Jared Dringenburg
859-333-1316
jdringenburg@fs.fed.us
Description: test
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. LEGAL - Not Applicable test
Dan's Web Preview Test
EIS

   *NEW LISTING*
- Facility management Developing Proposal
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
08/2014'T'00:00:00
Expected: 08/2014'T'00:00:00 09/2014'T'00:00:00 Daniel Abernathy
703-785-7614
danielmabernathy@fs.fed.us
Description: Test Web Preview Feature for TOTM
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42899
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. LEGAL - Not Applicable Over there, yonder.
Scarborough Fair
EIS

   *NEW LISTING*
- Facility management Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2013 09/2013 Samuel Collins
202-531-0065
samuelrcollins@fs.fed.us
Description: This is a test project.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42758
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. LEGAL - Not Applicable This is a test location description.
R9 - Eastern Region, Regionwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Region)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Yankee Pitching Project
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Road management
- Research
- Regulations, Directives, Orders
- Facility management
In Progress
Comment Period
11/05/2013
Expected: 12/2013 12/2013 Justin Smit
703-888-4866
dabernathy@phaseonecg.com
Description: In light of failure to reach 2013 post-season, and the impending Boston Redsox championship, this is a project to rehabilitate/rebuild the New York Yankee pitching staff, to include entire rotation (starting, relief, etc.) and farm system recruiting.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42764
Location: UNIT - R9 - Eastern Region All Units. STATE - New York. COUNTY - Bronx. LEGAL - Yankee Stadium and all owned/leased farm league properties. Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USA and any pending/rotating practice facilities, business development/deployment sites within legal boundaries.
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest) R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bison Herd Establishment
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Grazing management
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period
03/20/2013
Expected: 09/2013 09/2014 William Glass
815-423-2129
wglass@fs.fed.us
Description: Introduce a herd of bison on an experimental basis; monitor tallgrass prairie and grassland bird habitat establishment using bison grazing practices.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41621
Location: UNIT - Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie All Units. STATE - Illinois. COUNTY - Will. LEGAL - Township 33 North, Range 10 East, Sections 5, 6, 7 and 8 The Bison Establishment area will be located on the east side of Midewin, along Route 53, south of the planned Prairie Learning Center and north of Prairie Creek
Ditch Maintenance Project near Hoff Rd.
CE
- Road management
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
08/2013
Expected: 10/2013 01/2014 Jeffrey Tepp
815-423-2164
jtepp@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will clear existing ditches of sediment and debris, remove existing culverts, replace chain link fence with barbed wire fencing and create low water crossing at two locations south of Hoff Rd.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41620
Location: UNIT - Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie All Units. STATE - Illinois. COUNTY - Will. LEGAL - Township 34 North Range 10 E Section 36 Areas of treatment will be south of Hoff Rd. near Road 2 East
Field Tile Mapping and Management
CE
- Watershed management In Progress
Comment Period
09/12/2012
Expected: 01/2014 03/2014 Jeffrey Tepp
815-423-2164
jtepp@fs.fed.us
Description: Location identification, mapping and management of field tiles within selected areas of Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie using various techniques
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37844
Location: UNIT - Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie All Units. STATE - Illinois. COUNTY - Will. LEGAL - T33N R9E S12 and others Various parcels across Midewin
Grassland bird habitat improvement
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
01/2014
Expected: 07/2014 01/2015 William Glass
815-423-2129
wglass@fs.fed.us
Description: Grassland bird habitat improvement on approximately 2,540 acres
Location: UNIT - Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie All Units. STATE - Illinois. COUNTY - Will. LEGAL - T33N R9E S10 and T33N R10E S11 Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie East and west of Illinois Statate Route 53
Gypsy Moth Cooperative Slow the Spread Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Comment Period
02/04/2013
Expected: 09/2013 11/2013 Eric Ulaszek
815-423-6370 Ext. 211, 815-423-2123
eulaszek@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed multiple treatments as needed of aerial application of mating disruptant flakes and/or biological insecticide Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt). Treatments are part of a coordinated effort to slow the spread of this non-native invasive insect.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40220
Location: UNIT - Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie All Units. STATE - Illinois. COUNTY - Will. LEGAL - T33N R9E S12 and others; prairie-wide Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, prairie-wide project
Prairie Learning Center
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Comment Period
04/09/2010
Expected: 09/2013 11/2013 Richard Short
815-423-6370
rshort@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct an outdoor education and information facility at the Iron Bridge Trailhead that offers a variety of recreational services for visitor.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=29592
Location: UNIT - Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie All Units. STATE - Illinois. COUNTY - Will. LEGAL - T34N, R10E, Section 31 Proposed location at the Iron Bridge Trailhead Area on Illinois State Route 53
South Prairie Creek Outwash Plain Restoration
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Comment Period
01/25/2013
Expected: 07/2013 09/2013 William Glass
815-423-6370 Ext. 218
wglass@fs.fed.us
Description: Restoration of South Prairie Creek Outwash Plain area
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37847
Location: UNIT - Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie All Units. STATE - Illinois. COUNTY - Will. LEGAL - T33N R9 E S11 Prairie Creek Watershed west of Baseline Road
Water Improvement Structures
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Grazing management
In Progress
Comment Period
03/18/2013
Expected: 07/2013 09/2013 Jeffrey Tepp
815-423-2164
jtepp@fs.fed.us
Description: Develop several watering ponds & wells to provide water for livestock, animals & wildlife, and to provide wetland wildlife habitat.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=23667
Location: UNIT - Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie All Units. STATE - Illinois. COUNTY - Will. East of State Route 53 in identified grazing allotments
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