Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

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- Hoosier National Forest, Brownstown Ranger District
- Hoosier National Forest, Tell City Ranger District


Hoosier National Forest, Brownstown Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
East Bass Pond Trail Reconstruction
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/08/2017
Expected: 03/2018 04/2018 Stacy Duke
812-276-4726
sduke@fs.fed.us
Description: The Hoosier is proposing to reroute the East Bass Pond trail segment of the Cope Hollow Trail in the Charles C. Deam Wilderness. Approximately 1 mile of new trail would be constructed and approximately 1 mile of old trail would be decommissioned.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42363
Location: UNIT - Brownstown Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Monroe. LEGAL - Section 25 of Township 7 North, Range 1 East. The East Bass Pond segment of the Cope Hollow trail, located within the Charles C. Deam Wilderness.
Grubb Ridge Overflow Parking Lot Pull Through
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management In Progress
Comment Period
01/21/2018
Expected: 05/2018 06/2018 Stacy Duke
812-276-4726
sduke@fs.fed.us
Description: The Hoosier National Forest is proposing to add a pull through for the overflow parking lot at the Grubb Ridge Trailhead.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50903
Location: UNIT - Brownstown Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Monroe. LEGAL - T7N, R2E; Section 19 The Grubb Ridge Trailhead overflow parking lot is located on the south side of Tower Ridge Road across from the Grubb Ridge Trailhead and parking.
Pleasant Run Road Decommissioning
EA
- Road management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2018
Expected: 10/2018 10/2018 Kevin Amick
812-276-4746
kamick@fs.fed.us
Description: The Hoosier National Forest is proposing to decommission 13 roads in their entirety and segments of 56 roads for a total of approximately 23 miles.
Location: UNIT - Brownstown Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Brown, Jackson, Lawrence, Monroe. LEGAL - Not Applicable The roads and road segments are located throughout the Pleasant Run Unit of the Brownstown Ranger District.
Salt Creek Services, Inc. Special Use Private Road Permit
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 02/2018
Actual: 02/13/2018
02/2018 Kimberly Voiles
812-547-7051
kvoiles@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to issue a new special use permit to Salt Creek Services, Inc. to properly authorize the use and maintenance of the road located on NFS land to access the Salt Creek Estates private development.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52895
Location: UNIT - Brownstown Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Monroe. LEGAL - T8N, R1E, Section 35 South Forest Drive near Deckard Ridge; approximately 7 miles southeast of Bloomington, IN
Hoosier National Forest, Tell City Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Fox Driveway/Gate Special Use Permit
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/19/2018
Expected: 03/2018 03/2018 Kimberly Voiles
812-547-7051
kvoiles@fs.fed.us
Description: The Hoosier is proposing to issue a special use permit for a gate and driveway access to private land.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53225
Location: UNIT - Tell City Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - Township 4 South, Range 1 West, Section 6 Approximately 2 miles southeast of Saint Croix, Indiana
Hoosier Energy REC, Inc. Special Use Permit
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 02/2018
Actual: 02/13/2018
02/2018 Kimberly Voiles
812-547-7051
kvoiles@fs.fed.us
Description: The Hoosier proposes to consolidate Hoosier Energy REC's two permits into a single master permit and renew this permit for another 30 years.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51518
Location: UNIT - Tell City Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Crawford, Orange, Perry. LEGAL - Not Applicable Existing electric lines at various locations on National Forest System lands in southern Orange County, western Crawford County, and northern Perry County, Indiana.
Orange County REMC Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/06/2017
Expected: 01/2018 01/2018 Kimberly Voiles
812-547-7051
kvoiles@fs.fed.us
Description: The Hoosier proposes to consolidate and renew all of Orange County REMC's permits into a single master permit.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51057
Location: UNIT - Tell City Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Orange. LEGAL - T1N, R1E, Section 30, 31; T1N, R1W, Sections 27, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36; T1S, R1E, Section 2, 5, 28; T1S, R1W, Sections 1, 10, 11; T3N, R1W, Sections 30, 31; T3N, R2W, Sections 21, 22, 26, 27 Various locations on National Forest System lands in south central and northwest Orange County, Indiana.
Southern Indiana Power Line Replacement
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/19/2018
Expected: 03/2018 03/2018 Kimberly Voiles
812-547-7051
kvoiles@fs.fed.us
Description: The Hoosier proposes to issue a special use permit authorizing Southern Indiana Power to install approximately 1,000 feet of buried power cable on NFS land.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53226
Location: UNIT - Tell City Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - Township 5 South, Range 2 West, Section 3 Approximately 2 miles west of Leopold, Indiana
Tell City Barrens Restoration
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/14/2017
Est. Comment Period
01/2018
Expected: 06/2018 07/2018 Cheryl Coon
812-275-5987
ccoon@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to restore fire-dependent barrens communities using prescribed fire while considering additional treatments to reduce woody species encroachment and plant succession.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48873
Location: UNIT - Tell City Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Crawford, Perry. LEGAL - Not Applicable Proposal is in three project areas: Boone Creek, approximately 3 miles northwest of Alton, IN; Mogan Ridge, located between SR 37 and SR 66 near Derby, IN; and Harding Flats, near Gerald, IN
Tell City Openings
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/19/2014
Est. Comment Period
02/2018
Expected: 08/2018 09/2018 Christopher Thornton
812-547-7051
cdthornton@fs.fed.us
Description: Maintain openings as early successional habitat using a variety of tools.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42433
Location: UNIT - Tell City Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Crawford, Dubois, Orange, Perry. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project would occur throughout the Tell City Ranger District.
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