Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2011 to 06/30/2011
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
Gypsy Moth Management in the United States: A Cooperative Approach
EIS

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/19/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 Noel Schneeberger
610-557-4121
nschneeberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: The USDA Forest Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are analyzing a range of strategies for controlling gypsy moth damage to forests and trees in the United States.
Web Link:  http://www.na.fs.fed.us/wv/eis/
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/25/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
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 05/2011 
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
Big M Trail Relocation Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:05/2011  05/2011 Ramona Venegas
231-723-2211, ext. 3108
rvenegas@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-locate and construct a short section (approximately 100 feet in length) of Big M trail system (Camp 24 Trail) and rehabilitate the existing trail, in Section 24, T21N, R15W, Stronach East part, of Manistee County, Michigan.
Location: UNIT - Huron-Manistee National Forest All Units. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Manistee. LEGAL - Section 24, T21N, R15W, Stronach East part, of Manistee County, Michigan. Reloate portion of Camp 24 trail within the Big M trail system.
HMNF Land and Resource Management Plan Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement
EIS

           *NEW LISTING*
- Land management planning  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 12/28/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 10/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
02/2012 Lee Evison
231-775-5023
levison@fs.fed.us 
Description: To remedie defeciencies identified by the US Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit - evaluate an alternaitve to the 2006 Forest Plan that would ban firearm hunting and snowmobile use in SPNM areas and Wilderness, subject to exisiting rights.
Web Link:  http://fs.usda.gov/goto/hmnf/lrm-lrmp
Location: UNIT - Huron-Manistee National Forest All Units. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Wexford, Alcona, Crawford, Iosco, Lake, Manistee, Mason, Mecosta, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Ogemaw, Oscoda. Semiprimitive Nonmotorized management areas and Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness.
Kisscross Mountain Bike Marathon Race Recreation Event
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:05/2011  06/2011 Ramona Venegas
231-723-2211
rvenegas@fs.fed.us 
Description: A 50 and 100 mile marathon mountain bike race on the Big M Trail System, 1 day event held annually from 2011-2015.
Location: UNIT - Huron-Manistee National Forest All Units. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Manistee. LEGAL - T21N, R 15W, Sections 13-16, 21-25, 27, 28; T21N, R 14W, Section 19, Manistee County, Michigan. Manistee Ranger District, Udell Hills, and Big M Trail System area.
M.I. Running Marathon Recreation Event
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:05/2011  08/2011 Ramona Venegas
231-723-2211
rvenegas@fs.fed.us 
Description: A 26.2, 50, and 13.1 mile running race on the Big M Trail System, 1 day event to be held annually from 2011-2015.
Location: UNIT - Huron-Manistee National Forest All Units. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Manistee. LEGAL - T21N, R 15W, Sections 13-16, 21-25, 27, 28; T21N, R 14W, Section 19, Manistee County, Michigan. Big M Trail System in the Udell Hills area, Manistee Ranger District.
North Country Trail Relay Recreation Event
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:05/2011  06/2011 Ramona Venegas
231-723-2211
rvenegas@fs.fed.us 
Description: A running race on the NCT in the Manistee National Forest to raise money for the Alzheimers Association. There are 15 segments ranging from 2.3 to 9.4 miles. Each relay team consists of 6 participants,12 miles each.. ! day Annual event from 2011-2015
Location: UNIT - Huron-Manistee National Forest All Units. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Lake, Manistee, Mason. LEGAL - Beginning in T23N, R13W, Section 13, Manistee County; through Mason County, and ending in T18N, R14W, Section 2, Lake County. North Country National Scenic Trail, from M-115 to Bowman Bridge Campground. Manistee and Baldwin Districts.
Southeast-Peacock Fuels Project
EA
- 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 05/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
09/2011 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
Web Link:  http://fs.usda.gov/goto/hmnf/lrm-cm
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;.
Strider's Running and Mountain Biking Recreation Event
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:05/2011  09/2011 Ramona Venegas
231-723-2211
rvenegas@fs.fed.us 
Description: A 28 mile duathon (run, bike, run) race on the trails and Forest Service roads in the Big M Trail System area. 1 day event held annually from 2011-2015.
Location: UNIT - Huron-Manistee National Forest All Units. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Manistee. LEGAL - T21N, R 15W, Sections 13-16, 21-25, 27, 28; T21N, R 14W, Section 19, Manistee County, Michigan. Manistee Ranger District, Udell Hills, and Big M Trail System area.
Tailwind Racing Mountain Biking Recreation Event
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:05/2011  08/2011 Ramona Venegas
231-723-2211
rvenegas@fs.fed.us 
Description: A multiple lap racing event on the Big M Trail System, to be held for 1 day annually from 2011-2015.
Location: UNIT - Huron-Manistee National Forest All Units. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Manistee. LEGAL - T21N, R 15W, Sections 13-16, 21-25, 27, 28; T21N, R 14W, Section 19, Manistee County, Michigan. Manistee Ranger District, Udell Hills, and Big M Trail System area.
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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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/21/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
04/2011 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
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 03/01/2011  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.
Great Lakes Energy Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/23/2010 
Expected:08/2011
 
08/2011 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.
Horse Charity Event Ride to Benefit St. Jude's Children's Hospital
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/14/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
05/2011 Kathy Bietau
231-745-4631
kbietau@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a special use permit for a non-competitive horse event on the designated Hungerford Horse Trail. Donations accepted to benefit St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
Web Link:  http://fs.usda.gov/goto/hmnf/lrm-bwc
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Newaygo. LEGAL - T15N R11W, Newaygo Co., MI. Hungerford Horse Trail, Hungerford Recreation Area, Newaygo Co., MI.
Nonmotorized Trail Projects
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 03/04/2011  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:04/2011
 
09/2011 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.
Web Link:  http://fs.usda.gov/goto/hmnf/lrm-cm
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:08/2011
 
09/2011 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.
Syers Creek Channel Restoration
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:05/2011  06/2011 Chris Riley
231-723-2211 x3122
criley01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Objective is to narrow the bankfull width of the channel to create greater depth and pool habitat, along with restoring conifer species in the riparian habitat. Proposal would remove in-channel alder, add wood to channel, and plant riparian conifers
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - T19N, R13W, Section 3. Syers Creek from its confluence with the Little Manistee River upstream about 400 feet to the M-37 culvert outlet.
The Oak Grove Association Private Road Easement
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 02/01/2011  02/2011 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  Completed  Actual: 02/22/2011  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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/14/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
05/2011 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.
Web Link:  http://fs.usda.gov/goto/hmnf/lrm-cm
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Wexford, Lake. Openings scattered across the Cadillac-Manistee Ranger District in Lake and Wexford Counties.
Caberfae Road Snowmobile Tunnel Replacement
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 10/29/2010  04/2011 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.
Jake Veltman Road Easement
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/14/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
04/2011 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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/09/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
06/2011 Patricia OConnell
231-723-2211
poconnell@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
- Land ownership management  Completed  Actual: 01/25/2011  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.
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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 Alcona County Road Commission Fowler Road and WB of the Pine River Culvert Improvement Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:02/2011  03/2011 Patricia Thompson
989-826-3252
pthompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Huron-Manistee NF received an application from the Alcona County Rd Commission to use and occupy an area outside the road right-of-way for a culvert replacement project on Fowler Road on the West Branch of the Pine River.
Web Link:  http://fs.usda.gov/goto/hmnf/lrm-hs
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Alcona. LEGAL - SWSE, Section 24, T26N, R7E. From Harrisville, MI, go west on M-72 approx. 15 miles to Hubbard Lk Rd, then south approx 2 miles to Fowler Rd, then west approx 1.5 miles to the WB of the Pine River.
06 Oscoda Township Snowmobile Trail Warming Shelter and UPDATE TO: Hale Snowmobile Trail Connector
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2010 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 Gordon Haase
989-739-0728 ext. 3021
ghaase@fs.fed.us 
Description: Amend Challenge Cost Share Agreement with Iosco County Parks and Recreation to allow construction of a 14' by 14' warming shelter. DROP the Hale trail connector action until all easements and ROWs on private and other public land can be acquired.
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 Reissuance of Stockpile Permits
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/24/2011  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
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/24/2011  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.
AuSable & Pine River Shoreline Erosion Stabilization
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:05/2011  06/2011 Gordon Haase
989-739-0728 ext. 3021
ghaase@fs.fed.us 
Description: Stabilize 6 to 12 eroded paths accessing the waters of the AuSable River & multiple sites of Pine River. Work will involve the use of sand fill, waterbars, steps, topsoil, seed and mulch to maintain quality natural resources of these two rivers.
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Alcona, Iosco. LEGAL - Erosion in Sec. 20 & 21 (Cooke Pond south shore) & Sec. 13 & 14 (Foote Pond north shore) of T24N R7E & Sec. 7 T25N R8E (north shore Pine) are priority sites, others areas may be seleted. Cooke Dam Road, north of River Road along the AuSable in Iosco County & upstream of Buhl Rd along the Pine River in Alcona County are the primary sites, others may be selected.
Canoer's Memorial Special Use Permit
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/03/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 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 
Completed  Actual: 01/06/2011  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.
Eagle Roost Marsh Restoration and Eagle Run Trail Stabilization
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:05/2011  06/2011 Gordon Haase
989-739-0728 ext. 3021
ghaase@fs.fed.us 
Description: Berm and fill drainage ditches on National Forest lands to restore wetland conditions & enhance wetland natural resources adjacent to the AuSable. The project requires the replacement of existing Eagle Run Trail culverts to maintain trail integrity.
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iosco. LEGAL - National Forest system lands in sections 31 & 32 T24N R9E, Iosco County, Michigan. Between River Road and the AuSable River and east of the access road for Whirlpool AuSable River Access.
Forest Road 4162 Wetland Restoration
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:05/2011  06/2011 Gordon Haase
989-739-0728 ext. 3021
ghaase@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restore wetland feature adjacent to a Forest Road that has been damaged by borrow operations and continued illegal motorized use. Guard rail the edge of road to close wetland, rake and restore wetland, topsoil, seed and mulch surrounding sandy area.
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iosco. LEGAL - A spot in the SW 1/4 SW 1/4 Section 3 T22N R6E, Iosco County, Michigan. Approximately 1/2 mile northwest of Old State Road along Forest Road 4162, 1 mile west of Sand Lake, Iosco County, Michigan.
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 04/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
07/2011 Paul Thompson
989-739-0728 ext. 3028
pdthompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Changed name 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://fs.usda.gov/goto/hmnf/lrm-hs
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
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/03/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
04/2011 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
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/03/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
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
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 03/07/2011  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- DUPLICATE ENTRY
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 12/10/2010  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
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 12/10/2010  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
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 12/10/2010  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.
2011 Mio Early Successional Projects (formerly known as 2011 Wildlife Opening Improvement Project)
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:07/2011  08/2011 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
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:07/2011  08/2011 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
- 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 06/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
08/2011 Philip Huber
989-826-3252 x3316
phuber@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
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
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 03/17/2011  03/2011 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
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  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/Harrisville - Verizon Copper Wire Telecommunication Authorization Reissuance
CE
- 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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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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