Chequamegon-Nicolet N.F. Natural Resources Northwest Howell Project (Eagle River-Florence Ranger District)
|Northwest Howell Project
On January 14, 2010, Federal Judge Lynn Adelman, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, ruled in favor of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest (CNNF) and dismissed the court case involving the Northwest Howell Project. The decision and order can be found at www.fs.fed.us/r9/cnnf/natres/court_rulings/. Project documents are listed below.
Description of Project
This project consists of a variety of vegetation management projects. The current proposal includes (all amounts are approximate) 8000 acres of timber harvest treatments (about 6100 acres are uneven-aged management, 1900 acres are even-aged management). Associated activities would include maintaining existing wildlife openings; road construction (approximately 2 miles); road reconstruction; road decommissioning; planting and under planting; prescribed burning for jack pine regeneration; and lake habitat improvements on Stevens Lake and Quartz Lake. Some of the timber harvest and under planting is proposed within the State designated Pine Wild and Scenic River Corridor. These activities are proposed to convert stands to long-lived species, increase species diversity, improve wildlife habitat and enhance conditions for growth of larger-diameter trees.
Status of Project
Legal description: T39N, R14E, sec. 2-4; T40N, R12E, Sec. 11-14, 23-24; T40N, R13E, sec. 1-26; T40N, R14E, Sec. 1-35; T41N, R13E, sec. 14, 15, 21-29, 32-36; T41N, R14E, sec. 17-36; T40N, R15E, sec. 6; T41N, R15E, sec. 30-32.
Documents Available for Review
Page last updated: January 15, 2010
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