Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

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- Chequamegon / Nicolet National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Chequamegon / Nicolet National Forest, Eagle River-Florence Ranger District
- Chequamegon / Nicolet National Forest, Great Divide Ranger District
- Chequamegon / Nicolet National Forest, Lakewood-Laona Ranger District
- Chequamegon / Nicolet National Forest, Medford-Park Falls Ranger District
- Chequamegon / Nicolet National Forest, Washburn Ranger District


Chequamegon / Nicolet National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide) R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2018 West Side Access Request
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2018
Actual: 07/20/2018
07/2018 Joan Stanfield-Smith
715-362-1316
jstanfieldsmith@fs.fed.us
Description: 9 Landowners have requested year round, motorized access to private inholdings within the Forest using existing routes. The primary need is that there is no other way to reach the private parcels other than crossing federal ownership.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=54003
Location: UNIT - Medford-Park Falls Ranger District, Great Divide Ranger District, Washburn Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Ashland, Bayfield, Price, Sawyer, Taylor. LEGAL - Not Applicable 9 existing road across the west side of the National Forest
Chequamegon / Nicolet National Forest, Eagle River-Florence Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Fourmile Vegetation Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/15/2017
Est. Comment Period
10/2018
Expected: 05/2019 06/2019 Adam Felts
715-528-4464x126
afelts@fs.fed.us
Description: Move forest vegetation to desired conditions, provide an efficient road system, continue Forest research projects, maintain public safety related to wildfire, maintain hunter hiking trails, and contribute toward wood products demand.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51959
Location: UNIT - Eagle River-Florence Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Forest, Oneida, Vilas. LEGAL - T40N, R11E; T40N, R12E; T39N, R11E; T39N, R12E; T38N, R11E; and T38N, R12E 7 miles east of Eagle River, stretching south from Highway 70 to Highway 32 (or the southern border of the Argonne Exp. Forest) and stretching approximately 4-7 miles wide.
Chequamegon / Nicolet National Forest, Great Divide Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bayfield Electric SUP 2018
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/16/2018
Expected: 07/2018 07/2018 Jonathan McNeill
(715) 762-5154
jdmcneill@fs.fed.us
Description: To replace about 3,000 ft of existing overhead powerline with a new underground line within the existing utility corridor. New buried cable would be within the existing right-of-way. Proposal includes the removal of overhead supporting infrastructure
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53593
Location: UNIT - Great Divide Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Bayfield. LEGAL - T 44 North, R 5 West, Sec 4, Bayfield County, WI Near Marengo Lake Road (FR 384), Town of Grandview, the section runs between FR 202 and FR 384.
Bayfield Electric Special Use Permit Lake Helene Road
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/01/2018
Expected: 07/2018 07/2018 Jonathan McNeill
(715) 762-5154
jdmcneill@fs.fed.us
Description: Installation of about 600 feet of underground line along the northern side of Lake Helene Road in the Town of Grand View.
Location: UNIT - Great Divide Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Bayfield. LEGAL - T44N, R5W, Section 29 Northern side of Lake Helene Road in Town of Grand View, Bayfield County
Beaverdam Lake Lodge Complex Decommissioning, Maintenance and Access Repairs
CE
- Facility management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/01/2018
Expected: 08/2018 09/2018 Michael Martin
Glidden Office: 715-264-2511 Hayward Office: 715-634-4821
mikemartin@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed action/undertaking: decommission dilapidated Beaverdam Lake buildings; designate and/or repair access roads for dam and spillway testing, inspection, maintenance, or repair; and implement ongoing dam maintenance and repairs.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53737
Location: UNIT - Great Divide Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Ashland. LEGAL - Not Applicable Beaverdam Lodge Complex is located about six miles west of Mellen in northern Wisconsin, Township 45 North, Range 4 West, section 36.
Relocation of FR 201 and FR 213 intersections with C.T.H. D
EA
- Road management On Hold N/A N/A Debra Proctor
715-634-4821
debralproctor@fs.fed.us
Description: Relocate the intersections of County Highway D with Forest Road 201 and Forest Road 213 north of the current locations. Construct new sections and decommission unneeded sections of Forest Roads 201 and 213 (new and old approaches to intersection)
Location: UNIT - Great Divide Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Bayfield. LEGAL - Township 44 North Range 6 West Section 11 Intersection of County Highway D with Forest Roads 201 and 213 in Bayfield County approximately 5 miles south of Grand View, Wisconsin
Restoration of Flood Damaged Road and Trail Segments and River Bank Stabilization
EA
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/10/2018
Est. Comment Period
09/2018
Expected: 01/2019 05/2019 Michael Martin
Glidden Office: 715-264-2511 Hayward Office: 715-634-4821
mikemartin@fs.fed.us
Description: As a result of the July 11, 2016, flood damage, the district is proposing to decommission and restore segments of Forest Road 383 and Forest Road 150, realign a segment of Snowmobile Trail 25, and stabilize a section of the Marengo River bank.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53743
Location: UNIT - Great Divide Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Ashland, Bayfield. LEGAL - Not Applicable FR 383 segment from North Country Trail to FR 383B. FR 150 segment south of FR 199. Snowmobile Trail 25 segment north of FR 199C to FR 187. Marengo River Bank southwest of FR 384C
Chequamegon / Nicolet National Forest, Lakewood-Laona Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
ANR Pipeline Company Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Joan Stanfield-Smith
715-362-1300
jstanfieldsmith@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue an existing special use permit to ANR Pipeline Company for an interstate natural gas pipeline. No new construction.
Location: UNIT - Lakewood-Laona Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Forest, Oconto. LEGAL - Not Applicable Forest and Oconto Counties
Engelking Snowmobile Trail Construction
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2018
Expected: 08/2018 10/2018 Greyling Brandt
218-663-8084
gbrandt@fs.fed.us
Description: Construction of a snowmobile trail.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=54403
Location: UNIT - Lakewood-Laona Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Forest. LEGAL - Not Applicable Trail is near Armstrong Creek in the far north east corner of the district. Legal is T36N, R16E, Sections 1 and 12.
Lakewood-Laona Early Successional Habitat Project
EA
- Forest products In Progress
Comment Period
05/25/2018
Expected: 08/2018 08/2018 John Lampereur
715-276-6333
jlampereur@fs.fed.us
Description: Correct aspen age to meet the forest plan
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48644
Location: UNIT - Lakewood-Laona Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Forest. LEGAL - Not Applicable Lakewood-Laona Ranger District
Townsend Project
EIS
- Forest products In Progress
FEIS NOA in Federal Register
03/29/2018
Expected: 07/2018 08/2018 John Lampereur
715-276-6333
jlampereur@fs.fed.us
Description: Vegetation and Road Management Project (to access click on "Analysis" for the Draft EIS). If you are having trouble viewing these documents in Internet Explorer please try a different web browser such as Chrome, FireFox or other web browser.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45830
Location: UNIT - Lakewood-Laona Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Forest, Langlade, Oconto. LEGAL - Not Applicable Northeast Langlade, Northwest Oconto and South Forest Counties
Chequamegon / Nicolet National Forest, Medford-Park Falls Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Kidrick
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
- Forest products
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2018
Expected: 05/2019 06/2019 Jane Darnell
715-748-4875, ext 38
jdarnell01@fs.fed.us
Description: This project is primarily a vegetation management project with focus on mid to late successional hardwood forest. Primary purpose is to maintain forest health and diversity. Project will also include a transportation analysis.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50889
Location: UNIT - Medford-Park Falls Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Price. LEGAL - Not Applicable Project is located in the northwest portion of the Forest within Taylor County in T32N, R2-3W and T33N, R1-3W.
Winter Sports Road Electric Line Burial
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Jonathan McNeill
715-762-5154
jdmcneill@fs.fed.us
Description: This is a proposal by Clark Electric Cooperative to convert about 4 1/4 miles of overhead electric line to underground electric wires within their existing utility corridor in order to provide a safer and more reliable electric service.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51504
Location: UNIT - Medford-Park Falls Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Taylor. LEGAL - Not Applicable Project is located in the Town of Grover (T32N, R2W) along Winter Sports Road (FR 119)starting at Spruce Lake Road going north to Beaver Creek Road (FR 121) and then a short distance east.
Chequamegon / Nicolet National Forest, Washburn Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2018 Chequamegon Telephone Cooperative, Inc. Fiber Optic Cable Special Use Permit
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2018
Expected: 07/2018 07/2018 Jennifer Maziasz
715-373-2667
jmaziasz@fs.fed.us
Description: Chequamegon Telephone Cooperative, Inc., dba Norvado, has proposed installing approximately 2,000 feet of fiber optic cable and associated equipment on National Forest System lands in Bayfield County, Wisconsin.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=54398
Location: UNIT - Washburn Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Bayfield. LEGAL - Not Applicable Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center and Eagle Lake Rd, Bayfield County, WI. T46N R8W Section 4 and T47N R5W Section 2.
Birch Grove Campground Group Site Project
EA
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Jennifer Maziasz
715-373-2667
jmaziasz@fs.fed.us
Description: Creation of a new group camping site(s) near Birch Grove Campground on the Washburn Ranger District
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52637
Location: UNIT - Washburn Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Bayfield. LEGAL - Bayfield County, WI. T49N, R6W, Section 36 Birch Grove Campground on FR435 on the Washburn Ranger District near Washburn WI
Enbridge Energy Limited Partnership SUP
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/07/2016
Expected: 10/2018 11/2018 Jennifer Maziasz
715-373-2667
comments-eastern-chequamegon-nicolet-washburn@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposal is to re-issue a special use authorization for a new term for Enbridge Energy Limited Partnership's existing pipeline system, pumping station, and associated improvements.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44889
Location: UNIT - Washburn Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Bayfield. LEGAL - Not Applicable Project includes 11.5 miles of existing pipeline system, the pumping station, and associated improvements on Forest Service lands north of US Highway 2.
Greenwood Vegetation Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Fuels management
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period
08/08/2018
Expected: 01/2019 04/2019 Sarah Holmes
715-373-2667
sarahholmes@fs.fed.us
Description: Vegetation and transportation management in the northern part of the District. Management actions would include clearcut and shelterwood systems to regenerate oak, aspen, and pine, and thinnings to promote growth and vigor in pine plantations.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47446
Location: UNIT - Washburn Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Bayfield. LEGAL - Townships 47, 48 and 49 North Ranges 6, 7 and 8 West, 4th Principal Meridian Project is located approximately seven miles northeast of Iron River, Wisconsin and in the Townships of Barksdale, Clover, Iron River, Keystone, Pilsen, Port Wing, Tripp, and Washburn.
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