Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2011 to 03/31/2011
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
- 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
Southeast-Peacock Fuels Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/08/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
08/2011 Mark Herberger
(231) 723-2211
mherberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approx. 3722 acres of timber harvesting including pine thinning, shelterwood, seed tree, overstory removal, and clearcutting; 366 acres of wildlife habitat improvement and opening creation; 3763 acres of fuel reduction; and invasive plant removal
Location: UNIT - Huron-Manistee National Forest All Units. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Wexford, Lake, Manistee. T21N, R13W, Section 36; T21N, R12W, Section 29-32; T20N, R13W, Sections 1-4,9-34; T20N, R12W, Section 6; T19N, R13W, Sections 3-5,8-10,15-33; T18N,R13W, Sections 4-16;.
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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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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 01/2011 
Expected:02/2011
 
02/2011 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.
Bergsma Private Road Easement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/19/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
01/2011 Diane Walker
231-745-4631
dtwalker@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a 30-year private road easement to Mr. Bergsma for use of an existing closed Forest Service road to access private property.
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Newaygo. Forest Road 9034 is a closed road located off of Lincoln Road, a county maintained road, and is located in a portion of N1/2 SW1/4, section 18, T15N, R12W (Monroe Township), Newaygo County, Michigan.
Donald Sauser Private Road Easement
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/14/2010  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
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/23/2010 
Expected:02/2011
 
02/2011 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.
Merit Network REACH 3MC Project
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 11/19/2010  11/2010 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.
Nonmotorized Trail Projects
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/23/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
05/2011 Kathy Bietau
231-745-4631
kbietau@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project includes replacement of 4 bridges (Rattlesnake, Bear, and Cole Creek and Sauble River) and closure of the Nichols South trailhead on the North Country National Scenic Trail and construction of a cultural trail at Loda Lake.
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Lake, Newaygo. Rattlesnake, Bear, and Cole Creek; Sauble River; Nichols South Trailhead; and Loda Lake Wildflower Sanctuary.
Savanna Ecosystem Restoration Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/23/2010 
Expected:02/2011
 
04/2011 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:01/2011
 
02/2011 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  Completed  Actual: 10/14/2010  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
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/14/2010  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.
The Oak Grove Association Private Road Easement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/19/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
01/2011 Kathy Bietau
231-745-4631
kbietau@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a 30-year private road easement to the Oak Grove Association for use of an existing road to access private property.
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Newaygo. FSRs 5185 and 5188 off of 2 Mile Road. SE1/4 section 20, T14N R13W (Lincoln Twp), Newaygo County.
Wolf Lake Ranch Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/27/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
01/2011 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
2011 Wildlife Habitat Improvement Projects
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:03/2011  03/2011 Chris Schumacher
231-723-2211 x118
cmschumacher@fs.fed.us 
Description: Habitat improvement activities in existing upland openings inlcude approximately 107 acres of burning, 84 acres of brushing, 29 acres of mowing, 4 acres of shrub planting, install 1 waterhole and 4 bird houses, and repair damage caused by ATVs.
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Wexford, Lake. Openings scattered across the Cadillac-Manistee Ranger District in Lake and Wexford Counties.
Big M Trailhead Improvement Projects
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 11/15/2010  03/2011 Ramona Venegas
231-723-2211, ext. 3108
rvenegas@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reconstruct overflow parking area, install a gate from the access road for parking of 75-100 vehicles, build a connector trail from overflow parking to main parking lot, and construct accesssible trail to shelter.
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.
Consumers Energy Interpretive Sign
CE
- Land ownership management  Completed  Actual: 09/09/2010  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 - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Manistee. LEGAL - Section 22 of T22N, R13W (Dickson Township), Manistee County, Michigan. Red Bridge River Access Site in Manistee County, Michigan.
Deer Path Trust Road Easement- Duplicate of Thomas Fisher
CE
- Land ownership management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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- Duplicate of Thomas Fisher
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. 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
- Land ownership management  Completed  Actual: 10/12/2010  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 - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Mason. LEGAL - Section 7, T20N, R17W, Mason County, Michigan. Fisher Road Easement.
Jake Veltman Road Easement
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/14/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
01/2011 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 01/2011 
Expected:03/2011
 
05/2011 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.
Paul Niles Road Easement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/08/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
01/2011 John Hojnowski
(231)723-2211
jhojnowski@fs.fed.us 
Description: Mr Niles' property is landlocked and he needs legal access across National Forest System Lands. The easement would be located in SE1/4 Section 4, T20N, R17W, Grant Township, Mason County, Michigan.
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Mason. LEGAL - SE1/4 Section 4, T20N, R17W, Grant Township, Mason County, Michigan. SE1/4 Section 4, T20N, R17W, Grant Township, Mason County, Michigan.
Silver Creek Geophysical Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 10/18/2010  11/2010 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 Oscoda Township Snowmobile Trail Warming Shelter and Hale Snowmobile Trail Connector
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
02/2011 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  Cancelled  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.
06 Reissuance of Stockpile Permits
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/08/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
01/2011 Patricia Thompson
989-826-3252
pthompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Huron-Manistee National Forests, Harrisville and Tawas Ranger Districts, received requests for continued use and maintenance of existing stockpile sites from Alcona Canoe Rental and Iosco County Road Commission.
Web Link:  http://fs.usda.gov/goto/hmnf/lrm-hs
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Alcona, Iosco. LEGAL - NW, Section 13, T25N, R5E, Alcona County, Michigan and SESW, Section 14, T24N, R6E, Iosco County, Michigan. From Glennie, MI, go W on Bamfield Rd approx 3 miles to Alcona Canoe Rental & from Hale, MI go N on M-65 approx 12.5 miles to a gated rd on the W side of the road to the Iosco Cnty Rd Comm site.
07 Scully Private Road Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/08/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
01/2011 Patricia Thompson
989-826-3252
pthompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Huron-Manistee National Forests, received an application from Al Scully for year-round use and occasional maintenance of an existing closed Forest Service Road to access a portion of a private inholding on the Harrisville Ranger District.
Web Link:  http://fs.usda.gov/goto/hmnf/lrm-hs
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Alcona. LEGAL - NESE, Section 30 and NWSW, Section 29, T26N, R7E, Millen Township, Alcona County, Michigan. From the Harrisville, Michgian go east on M-72 approx. 16 miles to Stout Road, then go south on Stout Road, approx 2.5 miles to a gated road east of Stout Rd.
Canoer's Memorial Special Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:01/2011  01/2011 Gordon Haase
989-739-0728 ext. 3021
ghaase@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a new permit to replace the expiring special use permit to Oscoda Township authorizing the maintenance of the Canoer's Memorial, statue, only.
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iosco. LEGAL - Statue is at a recreation site in the NE NE Section 36 T24N R6E, Iosco County, Michigan Meridian. Located on the north side of River Road National Scenic Byway between Lumbermans Monument and Iargo Springs.
Clear Lake Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/17/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 10/25/2010  11/2010 Paul Thompson
989-739-0728
pdthompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Site prep approximately 260 acres of burned jack pine with mechanical methods. Regenerate by planting 260 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
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/12/2010  10/2010 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 02/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
06/2011 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.
Oscoda Township Sewage Lagoon Monitoring Wells
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:01/2011  01/2011 Gordon Haase
989-739-0728 ext. 3021
ghaase@fs.fed.us 
Description: Oscoda Township has requested permission to construct and maintain long-term ground water monitoring wells, 6" diameter at 3 locations south of their sewage treatment operations, and to be placed on National Forest system lands.
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iosco. LEGAL - One well location in Section 30 T24N R9E and two well locations in Section 36 T24N R8E, Iosco County, Michigan Meridian. Three spots south of the Oscoda Township Sewage Lagoon operations and spread out along and just south of Forest Road 2991.
Oscoda Township Wells and Waterline Permit
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           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:03/2011  07/2011 Gordon Haase
989-739-0728 ext. 3021
ghaase@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a new permit to replace an expiring special use permit authorizing the continued use of existing public water wells, waterline and electric transmission lines, service road, electrical service pad, storage buildings and ancillary equipment.
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iosco. LEGAL - Linear Right of Way in Sections 4 and 5 of T23N R9E, Iosco County, Michigan Meridian. Linear right of way, just south of River Road, west of Grass Lake Road 16' by 2363' and east of Grass Lake Road 12' by 2653'.
Snowbird Pine River KW Project
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- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/01/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2011 
Expected:03/2011
 
05/2011 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 Irelan Continued Private Road Use Permit
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           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/19/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
01/2011 Patricia Thompson
989-826-3252
pthompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Huron-Manistee National Forests, Mio Ranger District, received a request from the Irelans to reissue a permit for continued use and maintenance of an existing driveway to their private property
Web Link:  http://fs.usda.gov/goto/hmnf/lrm-mio
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Oscoda. LEGAL - in NWNW, Section 17, T26N, R3E, Mentor Township, Oscoda County, Michigan. From the intersection with M-33, go east on South River Road (aka Co Rd 602), in Mio, Michigan, approximately 1.75 to 2 miles to a driveway on the south side of the road to the Irelan residence.
05 Irelan Privater Road Use Permit Reissuance
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           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/19/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
01/2011 Patricia Thompson
989-826-3252
pthompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Huron-Manistee National Forests, Mio Ranger District, received a request from the Irelans for continued use and maintenance of existing private road/driveway to access their private property.
Web Link:  http://fs.usda.gov/goto/hmnf/lrm-mio
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Oscoda. LEGAL - NWNW, Section 17, T26N, R3E, Mentor Township, Oscoda County, Michigan. From the intersection of M-33 and South River Road, aka Co Rd 602, in Mio, Michigan go east on South River Rd approx 1.75 to 2 miles to a driveway on the south side of road to the Irelan residence.
05 Klenk Reissuance of a Private Road Use Permit
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           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/19/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
01/2011 Patricia Thompson
989-826-3252
pthompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Huron-Manistee National Forests, Mio Ranger District, received a request ffrom the Klenk's to reissue an existing private road use authorization for continued yr-round, use and maintenance of Forest Service Road 4531, aka East Wagner Lake Road.
Web Link:  http://fs.usda.gov/goto/hmnf/lrm-mio
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Oscoda. LEGAL - SSW, Section 18, T25N, R3E, Mentor Township, Oscoda County, Michigan. From Mio, Michigan go south on M-33 approximately 7 miles to East Wagner Lake Road.
05 McKinley Heights Homeowners Association Continued Private Road Use Permit
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           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/19/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
01/2011 Patricia Thompson
989-826-3252
pthompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Huron-Manistee National Forests, Mio Ranger District, received a request from the McKinley Heights Homeowners Assoc. for continued use and maintenance of an existing private road use permit to access private property.
Web Link:  http://fs.usda.gov/goto/hmnf/lrm-mio
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Oscoda. LEGAL - SWSE, SESW, Section 9, and NENW, Section 16, T26N, R4E, Mentor Township, Oscoda County, Michigan. From the intersection with M-33/72 go east on McKinley Road approximately 9.5 miles to LaRocque road.
05 Recreation Residence Amendment, Wagner Lake Summer Home Group H-1, Lot #2
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- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 11/15/2010  11/2010 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.
2011 Wildlife Opening Improvement Project
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           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:05/2011  07/2011 Eric Oneil
989-739-0728 ext 3020
eoneil@fs.fed.us 
Description: To create and enhance wildlife habitat on the unit by providing early successional habitats, food sources and cover for a variety of wildlife.
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Crawford, Oscoda. LEGAL - T25N, R1W; T26N, R1W; T25N, R1E;T26N, R1E; T25N, R2E; T26N, R2E; T26N, R3E. The project areas are across the Mio District of the Huron National Forest, primarily west of M-33 in Big Creek Township.
4001 Landing Redesign Project
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- 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
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- 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
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- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/20/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2011 
Expected:03/2011
 
04/2011 Steve Goldman
989-826-3252
sgoldman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fuel reduction & vegetation management- (following acres are Approximate) thin 538 acres of R.Pine - prescribe burn 1894 acres- create & maintain 126 ac. of fuel breaks & 259 ac of Wildlife openings, create & Mainatin 142 ac barrens, 84 ac aspen cc
Web Link:  http://fs.usda.gov/goto/hmnf/lrm-mio
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Oscoda. National Forest Systems lands in Mentor Township, Oscoda County, Michigan.
Harbauer Road Use Authorization
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- 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
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- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/21/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
01/2011 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. Marty Knipe.
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
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- 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
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- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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
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- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 12/10/2010  12/2010 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
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- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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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