Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2013 to 06/30/2013
Chippewa National Forest

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.
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R9 - Eastern Region, Chippewa National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R9 - Eastern Region, Chippewa National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R9 - Eastern Region, Chippewa National Forest,  Blackduck Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R9 - Eastern Region, Chippewa National Forest,  Deer River Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R9 - Eastern Region, Chippewa National Forest,  Walker Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

Chippewa 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
Blowdown Restoration Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/14/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
08/2013 Sharon Klinkhammer
218-335-8660
sklinkhammer@fs.fed.us 
Description: July 2012 wind storm resulted in approximately 20,000 acres of moderate/severe blowdown. Project focuses on ecosystem restoration, some salvage, reforestation activities, and landscape level burns.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40389
Location: UNIT - Chippewa National Forest All Units. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Beltrami, Cass, Itasca. Damage area is roughly 10 miles by 40 miles through the middle of the Forest and on either side of Hwy 2.
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Chippewa National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R9 - Eastern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Ash Diversification Collaboration Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  On Hold  N/A  N/A Gary Swanson
218-335-8652
ghswanson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Stands of ash with low species diversity were identified on NF lands and adjacent ownerships. Introduction of other species through harvest and regeneration, using a collaborative approach, is planned to minimize future effects of emerald ash borer.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38753
Location: UNIT - Walker Ranger District, Deer River Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cass. Deer River and Walker District.
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Chippewa National Forest,   Blackduck Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R9 - Eastern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Farley Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/20/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2013 
Expected:08/2013
 
09/2013 Deborah Overton
218-547-1044
doverton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Timber harvesting, reforestation, recreation, prescribed fire, wildlife management
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37104
Location: UNIT - Blackduck Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Beltrami, Itasca. LEGAL - T146N R28-29W, T147N R27-30W, T148N R28-30W, and T149N R29-30W. Bounded on the north by Skimmerhorn Lake, on the south by Lake Winnie, on the east by Round Lake and on the west by Decker Lake.
Knutson Dam Improvement Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2013 
Expected:01/2014  06/2014 Eric Raitanen
218-246-3475
ericraitanen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project focuses on structural maintenance needs of current dam structure in order to prevent possible structural failure. Improvements would allow for passage of aquatic organisms.
Location: UNIT - Blackduck Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cass. Dam in located on the Mississippi River at the outlet of Cass Lake.
Rabideau CCC Camp Management
EA
- Recreation management
- Special use management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/13/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2013 
Expected:03/2013
 
05/2013 Ann Long-Voelkner
218-835-3116
alongvoelkner@fs.fed.us 
Description: Updates to the use and management of the CCC camp, including seasons of use, maintained buildings, and non-structural land uses.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33624
Location: UNIT - Blackduck Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Beltrami. LEGAL - T148N R31N Sections 12 and 13, T148N R30W Section 18. Rabideau CCC Camp.
West Winnie Boat Launch Reconfiguration
EA
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Facility management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Cory Mlodik
218-835-3119
corymlodik@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of the West Winnie Boat Launch Project is to reduce the risk of transporting the aquatic invasive faucet snail (Bithynia tentaculata) to other bodies of water on boats/trailers.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38945
Location: UNIT - Blackduck Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Itasca. LEGAL - TWP 146N RNG 29W SEC 35. End of Winnie Campground Road (FR 2163) on West Shore of Lake Winnibigoshish.
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Chippewa National Forest,   Deer River Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R9 - Eastern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
David Road Use
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 02/26/2013  03/2013 Barb Knight
218-246-2362
bknight@fs.fed.us 
Description: Use permit for road use on Forest Service land.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41035
Location: UNIT - Deer River Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Itasca. LEGAL - T59N R26W S31. T59N R26W S31.
Deer River Tree Cooler
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Facility management 
Completed  Actual: 03/28/2013  05/2013 Gregory Van Orsow
218-246-3483
gvanorsow@fs.fed.us 
Description: Build a tree cooler on the Chippewa National Forest at the Deer River administrative site.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38508
Location: UNIT - Deer River Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Itasca. Deer River administrative site, 1037 Division Street, Deer River, MN.
Erik road permit
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 02/26/2013  03/2013 Barb Knight
218-246-2362
bknight@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special use permit for use of road on Forest Service land.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41030
Location: UNIT - Deer River Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Itasca. T145 N R26 W S 21.
Jessie Lake Pit Expansion
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/21/2013
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
06/2013 Barb Knight
218-246-2362
bknight@fs.fed.us 
Description: Expand the gravel pit area and restore/reclaim exhausted pit areas.
Location: UNIT - Deer River Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Itasca. LEGAL - T14N R25W Sec4. Off Hwy 6, 2 1/2 miles south of Jesse Lake.
Mario Road Use
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 02/26/2013  03/2013 Barb Knight
218-246-2362
bknight@fs.fed.us 
Description: Use permit for road use on Forest Service land.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41036
Location: UNIT - Deer River Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Itasca. LEGAL - S31 T149N R25W & S6 T148N R25W. S31 T149N R25W & S6 T148N R25W.
Michael Road Permit
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 02/26/2013  03/2013 Barb Knight
218-246-2362
bknight@fs.fed.us 
Description: Use permit for road use on Forest Service land.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41033
Location: UNIT - Deer River Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Itasca. T57 N R25W S12.
Pine Grove Lodge House/Garage/Worksho
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Mary Humenberger
218-246-3455
mhumenberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: This proposal is to build a structure apx 47x69 which will be a house/garage/workshop located within the permitted boundaries of the Pine Grove Lodge.
Location: UNIT - Deer River Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Itasca. LEGAL - Section 6, T147N R26W. Itasca County, Minnesota , Pine Grove Lodge.
Ronald Road Use
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 02/26/2013  03/2013 Barb Knight
218-246-2362
bknight@fs.fed.us 
Description: Use permit for road use on Forest Service land.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41039
Location: UNIT - Deer River Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Itasca. LEGAL - S1&2 T148N R25W. T148N R25W S1&2.
Ruby Lake Camp storage
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 12/21/2012  11/2012 Mary Humenberger
218-246-3455
mhumenberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: proposed roof-only covered storage on the east side of building #4 (supply/shop)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39571
Location: UNIT - Deer River Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Itasca. LEGAL - Section 8, T58N. Ruby Lake Camp building #4.
SE Jessie Road Use
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 02/26/2013  03/2013 Barb Knight
218-246-2362
bknight@fs.fed.us 
Description: Use permit for road use on Forest Service land.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41037
Location: UNIT - Deer River Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Itasca. LEGAL - S12 T147N R25W. T147N R25W S12.
Suomi Hills Semi-Primitive Non-Motorized Area Trail Project
EA
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Ann Long-Voelkner
218-335-8616
alongvoelkner@fs.fed.us 
Description: Conversion of low standard roads to trails, new trail construction, building trail shelters, installation of gates/berms on system roads/unclassified roads, and parking areas within the Soumi Hills SPNM Area.
Location: UNIT - Deer River Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Itasca. LEGAL - T 58 N, R 26 W. The project area is located west of MN Highway 38; south and east of Itasca County Road 48; and north of the forest boundary. The project is within the designated Soumi Hills SPNM Area as defined by.
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Chippewa National Forest,   Walker Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R9 - Eastern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bud Lake Woodcock Habitat Improvement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 02/20/2013
02/20/2013 
02/2013 Cory Mlodik
307-276-5808
corymlodik@fs.fed.us 
Description: Maintenance and improvement of 12 acres of woodcock habitat in the Portage Creek watershed. This includes shearing decadent alder and allowing it to regenerate. This project would be completed in winter under frozen ground conditions.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39575
Location: UNIT - Walker Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cass. South of Hwy 2 and north of Bud Lake on the north end of the Walker RD.
White Rock Lane
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Road management  Completed  Actual: 03/18/2013  03/2013 Steven Frick
218-547-6002 ext 112
scfrick@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue SUP for private road across NFS lands
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41196
Location: UNIT - Walker Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cass. LEGAL - Cass County, T141N, R29W Section 1, Govt. Lot 2. existing road located west of Cass County Road 39 and east of Leech Lake.
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