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
- 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
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
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 Introduction and Grazing
EA
- Fuels management
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Grazing management
In Progress
Comment Period
03/20/2013
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Renee Thakali
815-423-6370 , 815-423-2114
rthakali@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
Grassland bird habitat improvement
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
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
Huff Road Ditch Maintenance Project
CE
- Watershed management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/03/2014
Expected: 07/2014 08/2014 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
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