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
Arizona National Scenic Trail Comprehensive Plan
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Land ownership management
- Facility management
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Land management planning
- Watershed management
- Land acquisition
- Grazing management
- Special area management
- Fuels management
- Special use management
- Road management
- Minerals and Geology
- Regulations, Directives, Orders
- Heritage resource management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2016
Expected: 06/2018 07/2018 Julie Molzahn
406-826-4352
jmolzahn@fs.fed.us
Description: The Comprehensive Plan will develop administrative and management goals, objectives and practices for the Arizona National Scenic Trail and management corridor.
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Arizona National Scenic Trail goes from the Coronado NM to the Utah Border at Vermillion Cliffs- 800 miles south to north across the State of Arizona.
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
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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This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.