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.

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- Hiawatha National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Hiawatha National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Hiawatha National Forest, Munising Ranger District
- Hiawatha National Forest, Rapid River Ranger District
- Hiawatha National Forest, Sault Ste. Marie Ranger District


Hiawatha National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest) R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Heterobasidion Root Disease Control
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
12/08/2017
Est. Comment Period
04/2018
Expected: 09/2018 10/2018 Karina Hawley
906-428-5833
khawley@fs.fed.us
Description: The Hiawatha National Forest proposes the evaluation of treatment of pine stumps following cutting to prevent the spread of Heterobasidion root disease in areas within 25 miles of a known infection to reduce spread of disease within pine stands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52846
Location: UNIT - Hiawatha National Forest All Units. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Alger, Chippewa, Delta, Mackinac, Schoolcraft. LEGAL - Not Applicable Throughout the Hiawatha National Forest.
Hiawatha National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide) R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bay de Noc Beef Producers permit renewal
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/01/2018
Expected: 03/2018 04/2018 Karina Hawley
906-428-5833
khawley@fs.fed.us
Description: Renewal of a Stockyard permit.
Location: UNIT - Rapid River Ranger District, Manistique Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Delta. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Beef Producers facility is located about 3.5 miles East of Rapid River, MI off of US2. The site is located about 0.15 miles South of US2 on the East side of NFS Road 2374.
West Zone Aspen and Red Pine Vegetation Management
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/17/2017
Est. Comment Period
05/2018
Expected: 10/2018 11/2018 Shirley Frank
559-920-6358
safrank@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed project includes thinning, and regeneration of red pine stands; and maintaining aspen where it currently exists, and increasing the aspen component across the landscape. Temporary openings could exceed 40 acres in size.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52160
Location: UNIT - Rapid River Ranger District, Manistique Ranger District, Munising Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Alger, Delta, Marquette, Schoolcraft. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project area encompasses the West Side of the Hiawatha National forest, which includes the Munising, Rapid River/Manistique Ranger Districts.
West Zone Permanent Openings Management
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
09/2017
Expected: 02/2018 04/2018 Lucas Langstaff
906-387-2512 ext. 26
langstaff@fs.fed.us
Description: Opening maintenance, wildlife habitat enhancement, and fuels management on about 5,000 acres on large opening complexes located on the West Unit of the Hiawatha National Forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49300
Location: UNIT - Rapid River Ranger District, Manistique Ranger District, Munising Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Alger, Delta, Schoolcraft. LEGAL - Not Applicable Large opening complexes on the West Unit.
Hiawatha National Forest, Munising Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Au Train River Public Access, Parking and Rehabilitation
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/29/2017
Est. Comment Period
01/2018
Expected: 05/2018 05/2018 Rebecca Cain
906-387-2512
rcain@fs.fed.us
Description: Collaborative project with Au Train Township to address access, parking and erosion issues along Au Train River. Proposed action would include development of new parking and access sites and rehabilitation of river bank erosion.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49226
Location: UNIT - Munising Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Alger. LEGAL - T46 R20 Sections 5 and 6; T47 R20, Sections 31, 32 and 33; T46 R21 Section 1; T47 R21 Section 36 Au Train River Access
McKeever Cabin Habitat Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/23/2016
Expected: 04/2018 05/2018 Cory Henry
906-387-2512 x 39
coryrhenry@fs.fed.us
Description: Improve timber stand and habitat health in the McKeever Cabin and trails area for general forest health and to improve visitor experiences. Improve native vegetation through the reduction of small stems and ground litter using prescribed fire.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49542
Location: UNIT - Munising Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Schoolcraft. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project are is located off of FS Road 2163 near the McKeever Cabin site, East of McKeever Lake.
Northwoods Resort Autrain River
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/01/2018
Expected: 03/2018 03/2018 Patrick Malta
906-852-3500
prmalta@fs.fed.us
Description: The Northwoods Resort is requesting the use of high banks along the Autrain River Canoe route and a garbage can on the high banks day use area.
Location: UNIT - Munising Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Alger. LEGAL - Not Applicable Project is within the Autrain River.
Hiawatha National Forest, Rapid River Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Camp Cooks Integrated Resource Management
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management
In Progress
Comment Period
11/23/2017
Expected: 04/2018 04/2018
414-297-3672
dstrohl@fs.fed.us
Description: The project involves forest, fire/fuels, and transportation management; watershed restoration, wildlife habitat enhancement, and invasive plant treatments.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49255
Location: UNIT - Rapid River Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Delta, Schoolcraft. LEGAL - MI, 42N17W,S2-24,28-31; 43N17W,S21-22,27-28,32-34; 40N19W,S1-12,15-22, 27-29; 40N20W,S1-2,11-14,23-24; 41N18W,S1-36; 41N19W,S1-5,7-36; 41N20W,S13,24-25,36; 42N18W,S7,9-36; 42N19W,S11-15,21-29,32-36 The analysis area is extends north from the town of Nahma along the Sturgeon River and east to the Indian River near Little Murphy Creek.
Hiawatha National Forest, Sault Ste. Marie Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Eckerman Project
EA
- Forest products
- Road management
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/22/2017
Est. Comment Period
05/2018
Expected: 12/2018 01/2019 Lyn Hyslop
906-643-7900
lhyslop@fs.fed.us
Description: Manage natural resources to restore ecological conditions, and meet Forest Plan vegetation composition goals.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52951
Location: UNIT - Sault Ste. Marie Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Chippewa. LEGAL - Not Applicable T44N R5W secs 5, 6, 18-20, 30-31; T44N R6W secs 1-25, 29, 30; T45N R5W secs 3-10, 15-22, 27-32; T45N R6W secs 1-36; T46N R5W secs 15-17, 19-22, 27-34; T46N R6W secs 3-5, 7-11, 13-36.
Highbanks Lots #2, 3, and 7 Permit Amendments
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/20/2017
Expected: 01/2018 03/2018 Julia Slabosheski
906-643-7900 ext:132
jaslabosheski@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposals include amending the permit to include: propane tank on lot #2; yard light on lot #4; mailbox and deck on lot #7.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53090
Location: UNIT - Sault Ste. Marie Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Chippewa. LEGAL - Not Applicable Highbanks Recreation Residences lot #2, 4, and 7.
Highbanks Lots #3 and 6 Permit Amendments
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/08/2018
Expected: 02/2018 04/2018 Julia Slabosheski
906-643-7900 ext:132
jaslabosheski@fs.fed.us
Description: Highbanks Lake recreation residence lots #3 and 6 would like to amend their permit in order to add some improvements to their lots.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53331
Location: UNIT - Sault Ste. Marie Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Chippewa. LEGAL - Not Applicable Recreation Residence lots #3 and 6 along Highbanks Lake, northof Soldier Lake Campground and M-28.
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