Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2010 to 12/31/2010
Huron-Manistee National Forest

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.
Report Contents (click to jump to a section) :
Projects Occurring Nationwide
R9 - Eastern Region, Huron-Manistee National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R9 - Eastern Region, Huron-Manistee National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R9 - Eastern Region, Huron-Manistee National Forest,  Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R9 - Eastern Region, Huron-Manistee National Forest,  Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R9 - Eastern Region, Huron-Manistee National Forest,  Huron Shores Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R9 - Eastern Region, Huron-Manistee National Forest,  Mio Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

Projects Occurring Nationwide  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 12/18/2009
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2010 
Expected:11/2011
 
12/2011 Larry Hayden
202-205-1559
lhayden@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Department of Agriculture proposes to promulgate a new planning rule, which will set out the process for development, revision, and amendment of National Forest System land management plans.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/planningrule
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Agency-wide Rule.
Nationwide Aerial Application of Fire Retardant on National Forest System Lands.
EIS

           *NEW LISTING*
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/27/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 Glen Stein
208-869-5405
gstein@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service will prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement for the continued nationwide aerial application of fire retardant on National Forest System lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/retardant/index.html
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
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Huron-Manistee 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
Consumers Energy Interpretive Sign
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/23/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
10/2010 John Hojnowski
(231)723-2211
jhojnowski@fs.fed.us 
Description: Consumers Energy would be authorized to place and maintain an interpretive sign at Red Bridge River Access Site on the Manistee River in Section 22 of T22N, R13W (Dickson Township), Manistee County, Michigan
Location: UNIT - Huron-Manistee National Forest All Units. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Manistee. LEGAL - Section 22 of T22N, R13W (Dickson Township), Manistee County, Michigan. Red Bridge River Access Site in Manistee County, Michigan.
Consumers Energy Warning Siren Special Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Land ownership management  Completed  Actual: 09/27/2010  10/2010 John Hojnowski
(231)723-2211
jhojnowski@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize Consumers Energy to continue to use and maintain warning sirens on National Forest System lands in Sections 23 and 28, T22N, R14W (Dickson Township), Manistee County, Michigan
Location: UNIT - Huron-Manistee National Forest All Units. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Manistee. LEGAL - Sections 23 and 28, T22N, R14W (Dickson Township), Manistee County, Michigan. Near High Bridge and Red Bridge on the Manistee River in Manistee County, Michigan.
Deer Path Trust Road Easement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/21/2010 
Expected:10/2011
 
11/2010 John Hojnowski
(231)723-2211
jhojnowski@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a private road easement approximately 100 feet long and 16.5 feet wide to access landlocked private property across National Forest System lands in Section 7, T20N. R17W, Grant Township, Mason County, Michigan
Location: UNIT - Huron-Manistee National Forest All Units. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Mason. LEGAL - SW1/4 Section 7, T20N. R17W, Grant Township, Mason County, Michigan. Grant Township off of Old Free Soil Road, Mason County, Michigan.
Fisher Road Easement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/16/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
11/2010 John Hojnowski
(231)723-2211
jhojnowski@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a private road easement to Tom Fisher to access private property across National Forest System lands in Section 7 of T20N, R17W, Mason County, Michigan.
Location: UNIT - Huron-Manistee National Forest All Units. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Mason. LEGAL - Section 7, T20N, R17W, Mason County, Michigan. Fisher Road Easement.
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Huron-Manistee National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R9 - Eastern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Mio/Harrisville/Tawas - MichCon Consolidation and Reissuance of Gas Pipeline Authorization
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2009 
Expected:12/2010
 
12/2010 Patricia Thompson
989-826-3252
pthompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of special use authorization and consolidation of existing gas pipeline rights-of-way (ROW), use and maintenance in Alcona, Iosco, Ogemaw, and Oscoda Counties in the Huron-Manistee National Forests
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/hmnf/pages/PlanningandProjects/mio.htm
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District, Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Alcona, Iosco, Ogemaw, Oscoda. LEGAL - Sec. 30-31, T28N, R9E in Alcona Cnty; sec. 1,2, & 10, T23N, R8E in Iosco Cnty; sec. 6 & 7, T24N, R3E in Ogemaw Cnty:sec. 6, 7, 18, 19, 29, 30, 31, & 32, T25N, R3E and sec 31,T 26N, R3E in Oscoda Cnty. ROW are located along F-41, 6 miles north of Lincoln, MI in Alocna Cnty; along S River Rd and SW from Foot Site Village in Iosco Cnty; along M-33 inOscoda & Ogemaw Counties.
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Huron-Manistee National Forest,   Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R9 - Eastern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District Office Construction
EA
- Facility management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/15/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
12/2010 Leslie Russell
231-745-4631
lerussell@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District proposes to redevelop its administrative site. The project includes renovation of existing warehouses; construction of a new office, 2 warehouses, and bunkhouse; and demolition of 6 buildings.
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Lake. 650 N Michigan Ave., Baldwin, MI 49304.
Donald Sauser Private Road Easement
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/15/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
12/2010 Kathy Bietau
231-745-4631
kbietau@fs.fed.us 
Description: Mr. Sauser has a 10-year special use permit for access across National Forest land that will expire on 12/31/10. The project involves the issuance of a 30-year private road easement to continue to use an existing road to access his private property.
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Oceana. S 1/2 Section 13, Weare Twp., Oceana Co. The road is 14' wide by .25 miles long.
Great Lakes Energy Special Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/23/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
12/2010 Diane Walker
231-745-4631
dtwalker@fs.fed.us 
Description: Great Lakes Energy's current special use permit will expire 12/31/10. The project consists of issuance of a new special use permit for continued use of NFS lands for electric distribution and transmission lines.
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Lake, Mason, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana. Multiple townships and counties on the Baldwin and White Cloud Districts.
Marc Draper Temporary Special Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/07/2010  10/2010 Kathy Bietau
231-745-4631
kbietau@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a temporary special use permit to use FR9505 to haul timber from his private property.
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Oceana. W1/2 SE1/4, Section 5, Newfield Twp., Oceana Co. FR 9505.
Merit Network REACH 3MC Project
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/20/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
10/2010 Diane Walker
231-745-4631
dtwalker@fs.fed.us 
Description: Merit Network is proposing to construct a 1,015 mile long fiber optic system crossing 33 counties; approximately 14 miles of the project will cross NFS lands. The project is funded by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Lake, Mason, Muskegon, Oceana. Blue Lake, Otto, Branch, Peacock, Webber, and Sweetwater Townships.
Savanna Ecosystem Restoration Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/23/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
02/2011 Christopher Frederick
231-745-4631x3138
cfrederick@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restorstoration and Creation of savanna by reducing forest canopy to 10-50% canopy closure, burning, seeding of nectar plants, and herbicide treatment of invasive plant species. Treatment area is 3,000 acres.
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Muskegon, Oceana. LEGAL - T13N, R17W, Sec 36, T13N, R16W Sec 1-5, 9-16, 19-36, T13N R15W Sec 2-10, 16-18, 19,20,29,30, T11-12N, R 17 W Sec 1,2, T12N, R16W Sec 4-6. Grant , Otto & Greenwood Townships, Oceana County, Montague-White Hall & Blue LakeTwsp, Muskegon Co.
Scotch Pine Wildlife Habitat Improvement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/20/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
12/2010 John Huschke
231-745-4631
jhuschke@fs.fed.us 
Description: Removal of approximately 400 acres of Scotch Pine, prescribed burning, and/or seeding to return the areas to a more natural state. The purpose is to improve wildlife habitat, reduce hazardous fuels, and control non-native invasive species.
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana. LEGAL - Walkerville, Ferry, White Cloud, and Holton. Multiple locations on the southern end of the Manistee National Forest.
Smith Private Road Easement
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
11/2010 Diane Walker
231-745-4631
dtwalker@fs.fed.us 
Description: Ms. Smith has submitted an application for a 30-year private road easement to access her landlocked property in Everett Township, Newaygo County, Michigan.
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Newaygo. Section 31, Everett Township, Newaygo County, Michigan.
Terry Anderson Private Road Easement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/09/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
12/2010 Kathy Bietau
231-745-4631
kbietau@fs.fed.us 
Description: Mr. Anderson has a 10-year special use permit to cross National Forest land to access his property that will expire 12/31/10. The project includes issuance of a 30-year easement to use an existing road to access his property.
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Lake. E 1/2 Section 22, Sauble Twp., Lake County. The road is 16.5' wide by .42 miles long.
Wolf Lake Ranch Special Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/27/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
12/2010 Judith Skiera
231-723-6121 ext. 3101
jskiera@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service has received an application from Wolf Lake Ranch to utilize National Forest System lands (adjacent to their business) to conduct a horse riding Outfitter/Guide business.
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - Sections 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 32, and 33, T19N, R13W. Peacock Township, Lake County, Michigan.
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Huron-Manistee National Forest,   Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R9 - Eastern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Big M Trailhead Improvement Projects
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:04/2011  05/2011 Ramona Venegas
231-723-2211, ext. 3108
rvenegas@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reconstruct parking area, install a gate from the access road for overflow parking of 75-100 vehicles, build a connector trail from overflow parking to main parking lot. Construct accesssible trail to shelter, and access road to storage building.
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Manistee. Big M Recreation Area; T21N, R15W, (East), Section 25,Manistee County,MI.
Caberfae Road Snowmobile Tunnel Replacement
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/01/2009 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 Ramona Venegas
231-723-2211, ext. 3108
rvenegas@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace snowmobile tunnel under Caberfae/13 Mile Road with a filled ramp-like approach which will cross the road, level with 13 Mile Road. The tunnel will be filled-in and abandoned. Stop and approach signs will be installed.
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Wexford. 13 Mile Road, 1/2 mile north of M-55, Secttion 7, Henderson Twp, Section 12, South Branch Twp., Wexford County.
County Line Fuels Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 07/02/2010  09/2010 Mark Herberger
(231) 723-2211
mherberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fuel reduction: approximately 315 ac Red Pine thinning, 103 ac Jack Pine/Oak shelterwood, 305 ac clearcut, 413 ac burning & 118 ac wildlife opening Mtc, 39 ac aspen regeneration, 4 ponds,12 acres riparian planting, non-native invasive plant control
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/hmnf/pages/PlanningandProjects/cm.htm
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Mason. T20N, R16W, Sections 1-18, Free Soil Township, Mason County, Michigan.
Jake Veltman Road Easement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/14/2010 
Expected:09/2011
 
10/2010 John Hojnowski
(231)723-2211
jhojnowski@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a 30 year road easement to Jack Veltman to access his private property in Section 28, T20N, R15W, Mason County, Michigan
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Mason. LEGAL - NE1/4SE1/4, Section 28, T20N, R15W, Meade Township, Mason County, Michigan. NE1/4SE1/4, Section 28, T20N, R15W, Meade Township, Mason County, Michigan.
Marilla Too Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/15/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
03/2011 Chris Schumacher
231-723-2211 x118
cmschumacher@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed activities include: aspen clearcutting 387ac; red pine conversion to aspen; opening maintenance 235ac; red pine thinning 567ac; red pine overstory removal 40ac; snag creation; non-native invasive plant treatment; white pine underplanting
Web Link:  http://fs.usda.gov/goto/hmnf/lrm-cm
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Manistee. T22N, R13W, Section2 2-9, 15-17, 19-22 and 28-30, Dickson twp; T22N, R14W, Sections 1-49-12,16, 19-22, 25, 28-30 Dickson Twp; T23N, R 13W, Sections 31-35, Marilla Twp; Manistee County.
Silver Creek Geophysical Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/23/2010 
Expected:09/2010
 
09/2010 Patricia OConnell
231-723-2211
poconnell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a special use authorization to Bay Geophysical Inc. (representing Omimex Energy, Inc. and Quantum Energy, Inc.) to conduct seismic activities on National Forest System lands.
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Lake. T20N, R11W, Sections 7, 8, and 9, Dover Township, Lake County, Michigan.
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Huron-Manistee National Forest,   Huron Shores Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R9 - Eastern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
06 Al Scully Private Road Permit
CE
- Facility management
- Road management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Gordon Haase
989-739-0728 ext. 3021
ghaase@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest proposes to allow access by the terms of a 5-year private road permit to private lands through a Forest gate and 1/4 mile of Forest Road that is closed to the general public as the road is maintained as a maintenance level 2 road.
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Alcona. LEGAL - Sections 29 and 30 T26N R7E. Millen Township, Alcona County, Michigan. From the intersection of M72 and Stout Road travel south on Stout Road for approximately 2.5 miles to the Forest Road that is gated and which is the access to the Scully property.
06 Hale Snowmobile Trail Connector ---- COMBINED WITH: Oscoda Township snowmobile project
CE
- Recreation management
- Road management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Gordon Haase
989-739-0728 ext. 3021
ghaase@fs.fed.us 
Description:  Combined with Osocoda Township Snowmobile trail and warming hut
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iosco. LEGAL - Section 13 ,T23N R5E & Section 18, T23N R6E, Plainfield Township, Iosco County, Michigan. From Hale go north 1 mile to Webb Road and then follow Webb Road east fo rapproximately 2.5 miles to the snowmobile trail.
06 Oscoda Township Snowmobile Trail Warming Shelter and Hale Snowmobile Trail Connector
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
11/2010 Gordon Haase
989-739-0728 ext. 3021
ghaase@fs.fed.us 
Description: Amend existing Challenge Cost Share Agreement with Iosco County Parks and Recreation to allow construction of a 14' by 14' warming shelter. Conduct mixed analysis to designate approx 1 mile of Webb Rd as a connector from NF snowmobile trail to Hale.
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iosco. LEGAL - Warming Shelter located at T24N R7E Section 11, Oscoda Township, Iosco County. Snowmobile Connector located at : Section 13, T23N; R5E and Section 18, T23N; R6E, Plainfield Township, Iosco Co. NE corner of the north-south Forest Road 4429 and the east-west snowmobile trail which turns north onto 4429. Snowmobile connector: From Hale go north 1 mile to Webb Rd, follow for approx 2 miles.
06 Oscoda to Oasis ATV Trail Segment
CE
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Gordon Haase
989-739-0728 ext. 3021
ghaase@fs.fed.us 
Description: Utilize existing snowmobile trail (4 mi), open roads (3 mi) and new construction (5 mi) to establish a year round trail for ATVs less than 50 in width. An Oscoda Township link from Old Statehouse ATV Trail to Kings Corner Road, food and fuel.
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iosco. LEGAL - T24N R7E Sections 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17 & 18; T24N R6E Sections 13, 14, 15, 10 & 3; Iosco County, Michigan. From Old Statehouse Trail the poposed ATV designation is on snowmobile trail, then utilizes exisitng road parrallel to Bissonette Road and new construction west of M65 to Kings Corner Road.
Brittle II
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 09/08/2010  11/2010 Brian Stearns
989-739-0728
bstearns@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project involves the use of understory prescribe fire (approximately 9000 acres), commercial harvesting (approximately 300 acres), and non-commercial methods to reduce fuel loads and restore fire to a fire adapted ecosytem.
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Alcona, Iosco. LEGAL - T22N, R 6 and 7E, T23N, R6 and 7E, and T24N, R5-7E. Approximately 2 miles NE of Hale, MI and in the Sand Lake, MI area.
Clear Lake Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/02/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
03/2011 Karlis Lazda
989-826-3252 ext. 3332
klazda@fs.fed.us 
Description: Utilize commercial timber sales and non-commercial methods to regenerate approx. 800 acres of aspen. Thin approx. 18 acres of Red Pine, prescribe burn approx. 272 acres oak to control red maple, wildlife opening work, & road construction & closure
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/hmnf/pages/PlanningandProjects/hs.htm
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Alcona. LEGAL - T26N, R6E, Secttions 16,17,19-21,27-30,32-35, T25N, R6E,sections 1-3,10. Approximately 2 miles NE of Glennie , MI.
Exhaust Fire KW EA
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/25/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
11/2010 Paul Thompson
989-739-0728
pdthompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Site prep approximately 341 acres of burned jack pine with mechanical methods. Regenerate by planting 341 acres of jack pine to densities required for KW nesting habitat
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsinternet/
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iosco. LEGAL - Township 24 North; Range 7 East; Section 11. The project is located on the Harrisvile Ranger District of the Huron-Manistee National Forests approximately 12 miles northwest of the city of Oscoda in Iosco County.
Forest Service Roads 2000 & 2001 Private Road Use Authorization
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/03/2010 
Expected:09/2010
 
09/2010 Patricia Thompson
989-826-3252
pthompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Huron-Manistee National Forests, received an application for legal year-round use and maintenance of existing open Forest Service Roads (FSR) 2000 and 2001 to access a private inholding on the Huron Shores (Tawas) Ranger District.
Web Link:  http://fs.usda.gov/goto/hmnf/lrm-hs
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iosco. LEGAL - SSE, SESW, section 5, NWNE, SWNW, NWSW, section 8, and NESE, NWSE, section 7, T24N, R26E, Oscoda Township, Iosco County, Michigan Meridian. From the intersection of M-65 and Bissonette Road go west on Bissonette 2.7 miles to FSR 2000 south of Bissonette. Follow FSR 2000 to FSR 2001 then follow 2001 approx. 1.8 miles to private property.
Harrisville Administrative Site Conveyance
CE
- Facility management
- Land ownership management  
On Hold  N/A  N/A Paul Salvatore
231-775-5023
psalvatore@fs.fed.us 
Description: Conveyance of the Harrisville Administrative site through competitive sale or exchange.
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Alcona. LEGAL - Part of the SW1/4 of the NW1/4, Sec 13 T26N , R9E. City of Harrisville, approximately 3.73 acres.
New Dawn Tawas KW Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/01/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
03/2011 Paul Thompson
989-739-0728 ext. 3028
pdthompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Changed from "New Dawn KW". Creation of apx.1,448 acres of Kirtland's warbler habitat by clearcutting and planting to jack pine. Commercially thin approximately 469 acres of red pine. Implement road closures as appropriate.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/hmnf/pages/PlanningandProjects/hs.htm
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iosco. LEGAL - T23N R6E Sections 3, 4, 9, 10, 15, 16. Three KW units near Iargo, Trout, and Webb Roads intersections.
Snowbird Pine River KW Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/01/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
03/2011 Paul Thompson
989-739-0728 ext. 3028
pdthompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Creation of apx. 614 acres of Kirtland's warbler habitat by clearcutting and planting to jack pine. Commercial thinning of apx. 190 acres of red pine to support KW reforestation. Closures will be identified for unclassified and other roads.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/hmnf/pages/PlanningandProjects/hs.htm
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iosco. LEGAL - T24N R6E, Sections 13 and 14; T24N R7E Section 8. Two KW units near the intersection of Bissonette Road and M-65.
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Huron-Manistee National Forest,   Mio Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R9 - Eastern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
05 Recreation Residence Amendment, Wagner Lake Summer Home Group H-1, Lot #2
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:10/2010  10/2010 Patricia Thompson
989-826-3252
pthompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replacement of an existing free standing shed (8 ft x 10 ft) on skids with a larger free standing shed (16 ft x 20 ft) on skids to store recreational equipment.
Web Link:  http://fs.usda.gov/goto/hmnf/lrm-mio
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Oscoda. LEGAL - A portion of the SWSW, Section 13, and NWNW, Section 24, T25N, R2E, Big Creek Township, Oscoda County, Michigan. From M-33, go west on Wagner Lk Rd approx 0.75 mile to FSR 4204; then SW along FSR 4204 to the second driveway, Lot # 2.
4001 Landing Redesign Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:03/2011  04/2011 Carrie Scott
989-826-3252
cnscott@fs.fed.us 
Description: Site redesign to address safety and accessibility concerns.
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Alcona. 4001 Landing river access site on the Au Sable River.
Bluer Private Road Use Easement
CE
- Special use management   On Hold  N/A  N/A Patricia Thompson
989 826-3252
pthompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Allow continued year-round legal access to private property and maintenance of a road across NF system lands on an existing road/driveway and needed because of a change in private ownership.
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Oscoda. LEGAL - T25N, R1E, Section 27. Private driveway off Rich Road, FSR 4423, approximately 1/4 mile from Valley Road.
F-32 Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:02/2011  04/2011 Steve Goldman
989-826-3252
sgoldman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Combination of fuels reduction activities and vegetation management
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Oscoda. National Forest Systems lands in Mentor Township, Oscoda County, Michigan.
Harbauer Road Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management   On Hold  N/A  N/A Patricia Thompson
989-826-3252
pthompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Mr. Harbauer requested use of an existing road to access private property. The request would include maintenance and snowplowing of the road.
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Oscoda. LEGAL - E 1/2 Section 5, T26N, R2E, Big Creek Township. Existing two track off of Mapes Road approx. 2 miles from M72.
Mio - FOREST SERVICE ROADS 3043 AND 1043 PRIVATE ROAD AUTHORIZATION
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/21/2010 
Expected:09/2010
 
09/2010 Patricia Thompson
989-826-3252
pthompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Huron-Manistee National Forests, received an application for legal access, year-round use and maintenance of existing Forest Service Roads (FSR) 3043, and 1043 to access a private inholding on the Mio Ranger District.
Web Link:  http://fs.usda.gov/goto/hmnf/lrm-mio
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Oscoda. LEGAL - FSR 3043 is located off of Foley Road, a year-round county maintained road, and located in a portion of NESW, NWSE, SESW, section 7 and NWNW, NENW, SENW, section 18 (approx. 8,027 feet), T. From the intersection of M-72, go north on Meridian Road approximately 2.0 miles to Foley Road, then north on Foley Road approximately 1/2 mile to FSR 3043.
Mio - FSR 4396 Private Road Use and Maintenance Authorization
CE
- Special use management
- Road management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Patricia Thompson
989-826-3252
pthompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Huron-Manistee National Forests received an application for year-round use and maintenance of an existing undesignated road (4396) to access private inholdings on the Mio Ranger District.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/hmnf/pages/PlanningandProjects/nepa.htm
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Ogemaw. LEGAL - SSWNE, Section 5, T24N, R3E, Rose Township, Ogemaw County, Michigan. From the intersection of Beechwood Road and Mayhew Rd go east on Mayhew approx, one half mile to a driveway. Go north on the drive approx. one-half mile to National Forest sytem lands and FSR 4396.
Mio / Harrisville - Verizon Fiber Optics Telecommunication Authorization
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2009 
Expected:12/2010
 
12/2010 Patricia Thompson
989-826-3252
pthompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Verizon's Telecommunication authorization expired. Forest Service Direction requires fiber optic rights-of-way be authorized under a seperate permit. An addition to the exisiting lines is also included.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/hmnf/pages/PlanningandProjects/mio.htm
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Alcona, Crawford, Oscoda. LEGAL - In several sections along M-18, M-72, M-33. Located in T27N, R5E in Alcona Cnty; T25N, R1-2W, & T26N, R1W.in Crawford Cnty; T25N, R3E, T26N, R1-3E, & T27N, R4E in Oscoda Cnty.
Mio Nature Trail Loop Project
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/04/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
10/2010 Bob Magon
989-826-3252
bmagon@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed project is to develop non-motorized trail loop systems to provide recreational opportunities and scenic vistas of the Au Sable River, near the Mio Ranger Station and the town of Mio.
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Oscoda. LEGAL - Township 26 North, Range 3 East, Section 7. National Forest System lands directly adjacent to the Mio Ranger Station in the town of Mio, Oscoda County, Michigan.
Mio/Harrisville - Verizon Copper Wire Telecommunication Authorization Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2009 
Expected:12/2010
 
12/2010 Patricia Thompson
989-826-3252
pthompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Allow the continued use and maintenance of existing National Forest System land rights-of-way (ROW) for buried copper wire telecommunications only. Fiber optic ROWs are split out into a seperate authorization. Current permit has expired.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/hmnf/pages/PlanningandProjects/mio.htm
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Alcona, Crawford, Ogemaw, Oscoda. LEGAL - In various sections in the above Townships mostly located within road ROWs. Located in T26N, R 5-8E, T27N, R5-6E, & T28N, R9E in Alcona County, T25N, R1-2W, and T26N, R1-2W in Crawford County &T25N, R1-3E, T26N, R1-4E, T27N,R4E in Oscoda County; T24N, R3E in Ogemaw County.
USA & State South Branch Well 1-8
EIS
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 03/12/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 06/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
12/2012 Kenneth Arbogast
231-775-5023
karbogast@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to drill an exploratory well and associated infrastructure including production facitlity and flowlines if proponet determines the well could produce a commercial product.
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Crawford. LEGAL - T25N, R1W, Sections 7, 8, 9. South Branch Township in Crawford County.
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