Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

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


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
Allotment Establishment for E11 Tract (5)
CE
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2015
Expected: 08/2015 08/2015 Kelly Gutknecht
815-423-6370
kellyagutknecht@fs.fed.us
Description: To establish allotment boundary perimeter and interior fencing. This is a compensation allotment for an existing allotment that will now be used as a Bison pasture to support the Experiment Bison project.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47492
Location: UNIT - Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie All Units. STATE - Illinois. COUNTY - Will. LEGAL - T33N R10E Section 11 & 12 Tract 5 is on the East Side of Midewin, centrally located between Tract 62 to the west, Allotment E-2 (Tract 8) to the north, Allotment E-5 (Tract 4) to the south, and the Wauponsee Glacial Trail on the east
Grassland bird habitat improvement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
On Hold N/A N/A 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) On Hold N/A N/A Nevia Brown
815-423-2120
neviabrown@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
Proposal for the Nicor Gas Transmission Pipeline Renewal (DOA) Project- Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/20/2015
Expected: 09/2015 10/2015 Jeffery Martina
815-423-6370 Ext 232
jmartina@fs.fed.us
Description: Northern Illinois GAs Company (Nicor Gas)has submitted a request to renew a sixty-six wide 3-mile easement of right-of-way (ROW) originally issued by the Department of Army in 1965. Midewin has been administering the utility ROW since 1997
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47493
Location: UNIT - Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie All Units. STATE - Illinois. COUNTY - Will. LEGAL - Not Applicable The pipeline is approximately 3 miles long on the west side of Midewin. IL 53 highway and the Union Pacific Railroad both run parallel to the pipeline on the E, adjacent grasslands are N, S and W.
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