Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2012 to 03/31/2012
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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/19/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2011 
Expected:03/2012
 
01/2013 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:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/13/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2011 
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
HMNF Land and Resource Management Plan Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement
EIS
- Land management planning  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/23/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 03/2012 
Expected:02/2012
 
04/2012 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.
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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
Merit REACH-3MC II Fiber Optic Special Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2011 
Expected:12/2011  05/2012 Patricia Thompson
989-826-3252
pthompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Huron-Manistee National Forests received an application for use, occupancy, and maintenance of National Forest System lands regarding the Merit Network, Inc.- Reach 3MC II to install fiber optic cables on Mio, Tawas and Harrisville RDs.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37321
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District, Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Alcona, Crawford, Iosco, Ogemaw, Oscoda. LEGAL - T26N, R2W - R2E; T25N, R2E; T24N, R2E; Crawford and Oscoda, Counties, T23N, R5E; T24N, R5 - 9E; T23N, R 8 - 9E; T28N, R9E, Ogemaw, Iosco, and Alcona Counties, MIchigan. From Grayling, MI go E on M-72, then S on M-33 in Mio, MI then east along th Rose City Road in Rose City, then N along M-65 to River Road then east to Oscoda, Mi then N from Lincoln, MI on F-41.
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.
Southeast-Peacock Fuels Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/15/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
03/2012 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 - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District, Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. 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,   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
AT&T Telephone Fiber Optic Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/13/2011 
Expected:02/2012
 
02/2012 Judith Skiera
231-723-6121 ext. 3101
jskiera@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue a special use permit to ATT for the operation and maintenance of fiber optic line. The permit will be issued for a period of 10 years and will cover ~12.39 acres.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36259
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Lake, Newaygo. Various locations in Newaygo and Lake Counties. The permit area is approximately 12.39 acres.
CSX Groundwater Monitoring Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/13/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
01/2012 Diane Walker
231-745-4631
dtwalker@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue a special use permit to continue groundwater monitoring at the site of a CSX train derailment in section 10, Merrill Township, Newaygo County in 1978. A new permit will be issued for a term of 20 years.
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Newaygo. LEGAL - NE1/4 section 10 and SE1/4 section 3, Merrill Township (T15N, R13W), Newaygo County, MI. M 37 south to 11 Mile Road. West on 11 Mile to permit location (south and north side of 11 Mile Road).
Carr Telephone Fiber Optic Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/13/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
12/2011 Judith Skiera
231-723-6121 ext. 3101
jskiera@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue a special use permit to Carr Telephone Company for the operation and maintenance of fiber optic line. The permit will be issued for a period of 10 years and will cover ~.32 acres.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36258
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - NE1/4 NE1/4 section 10, Lake Township (T17N, R14W), Lake County, MI. Go west on 56th Street from Baldwin to location.
Gleason's Landing Site Improvements - Pere Marquette National Scenic River
CE
- Recreation management
- Special area management 
Completed  Actual: 11/21/2011  05/2012 Diane Walker
231-745-4631
dtwalker@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project includes making the existing launch a back in launch, providing additional parking for spring and fall peak seasons, and designating up to 4 walk-in camping sites on the adjacent Jorgenson property.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36260
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - NE1/4 NE1/4 section 13, Lake Township (T17N, R13W), Lake County, Michigan. From Baldwin west on 56th Street 4.5 miles; south on 60th Street 1 mile; and south on Brooks Road 3/4 mile to site.
Great Lakes Energy Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/23/2010 
Expected:06/2012
 
06/2012 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.
M-20 Snowmobile Trail Reroutes
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 10/20/2011  12/2011 Dave Jaunese
231-745-4631 Ext. 3122
djaunese@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct trail to connect to a new staging area on land owned by the Newaygo Snowmobile Club and to bypass the M-20 trailhead. The new staging area is needed because the M-20 ORV trailhead has been paved and can no longer be used by snowmobiles.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36269
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Newaygo. M-20 west 4 miles from White Cloud to M-20 Motorsport Trailhead (north side) and 1.75 miles west to new staging area and trail route north.
Michigan Consolidated Gas Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/13/2011 
Expected:02/2012
 
02/2012 Diane Walker
231-745-4631
dtwalker@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue expiring permits to Michigan Consolidated Gas Company for the continued use and maintenance of gas transmission pipeline corridors and associated improvements. Two separate permits will be combined and issued for a term of 30 years.
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Lake, Mason, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana. LEGAL - Various locations in Muskegon, Oceana, Newaygo, Lake, and Mason counties for a total of 13.26 miles and/or 64.27 acres. Various locations in Muskegon, Oceana, Newaygo, Lake, and Mason counties for a total of 13.26 miles and/or 64.27 acres.
Scotch Pine Wildlife Habitat Improvement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
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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  Completed  Actual: 12/19/2011  01/2012 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34710
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Wexford, Lake. Openings scattered across the Cadillac-Manistee Ranger District in Lake and Wexford Counties.
Henderson Township Oak Salvage Project
CE
- Forest products  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/29/2011 
Expected:02/2012
 
04/2012 Matthew McQueen
231-723-2211
mmcqueen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Salvage dead, dying, and severly defoliated oak trees through a commercial timber sale approximately 80 acres. No road building needed.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36848
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Wexford. T21N, R11W, Section 29, Henderson Twp, Wexford County, Michigan.
Jake Veltman Road Easement
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Manistee County Road Commission Road Easement off of West Pine Lake Road
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:01/2012  01/2012 Ramona Venegas
231-723-2211, ext 3108
rvenegas@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue Manistee County Road Commission a Road Easement for use and maintanance of Forest Road 9897 off of West Pine Lake Road, east of Gunn Road. FR 9897 is also a designated snowmobile trail.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37613
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Manistee. LEGAL - T21N, R14W, NW 1/4 Section 21, West part Norman Township, Manistee County, Michigan. FR 9897 East off of Udell Hills Road on West Pine Lake Road and east of Gunn Road, aka Gulley Road (back road to Pine Lake).
North Country Trail Reroute near High Bridge
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:07/2012  08/2012 Ramona Venegas
231-723-2211, ext 3108
rvenegas@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reroute a segment of trail near the historic High Bridge railroad bridge where segments of the trail are eroding into the Manistee National Recreational River.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37612
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Manistee. LEGAL - T22N, R14W, NW 1/4 Section 28, West Part Dickson Township, Manistee County, Michigan. North Country National Scenic Trail 1 mile east of High Bridge Road.
SIlver Creek 2 Seismic Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 11/01/2011  12/2011 Patricia OConnell
231-723-2211
poconnell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a short-term (one year or less) mineral, energy, or geophysical special use authorization to Bay Geophysical Inc, representing Omimex Energy Inc. to conduct a 2-D geophysical survey on National Forest System lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37380
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Lake. T20N, R11W, Sections 4, 5, and 9, Dover Township, Lake County, Michigan.
Scot Brozozka Road Easement
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2011 
Expected:12/2011  12/2011 Ramona Venegas
231-723-2211
rvenegas@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a new road easement to Scot Brozozka use National Forest System land in the NW1/4 of Section 27, T21N, R13W, Manistee County, Michigan to access his private property.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37082
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Manistee. NW1/4 of Section 27, T21N, R13W, Manistee County, Michigan.
Sheep Dip Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2012 
Expected:09/2012  12/2012 Ramona Venegas
231-723-2211
poconnell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Aapproximately 1100 acres of red pine treatments, 42 acres of hardwood treatments, 444 acres of aspen clearcuts, 350 acres of upland opening improvement, 21 acres of opening creation, road management, and invasive plant control.
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Wexford. T21N, R 11W, Sections 4-9 and 16-21, Henderson Township; and T21N, R12W, Sections 1, 12-18, and 20-24, South Branch Township; Wexford 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 Motor Vehicle Use Map Changes for 2012 Map
CE
- Road management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Gordon Haase
989-739-0728 ext. 3021
ghaase@fs.fed.us 
Description: A portion of Forest Roads 4670 and 4673 will be closed within 1/8 to 1/4 mile of private property. Also, Forest Roads 2051 & 2083 will be resigned to identify the actual system road.
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iosco. LEGAL - S 12 T22N R6E, S3 T23N R6E. S32 T24N R7E. 4670 and 4673 are just east of Sand Lake, 2051 is just north of Shellenbarger near Iargo Road and 2083 is near Kobs and Kokosing Roads.
06 Russell Jones Private Road Easement
CE
- Special use management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/01/2011 
Expected:03/2012
 
03/2012 Gordon Haase
989-739-0728 ext. 3021
ghaase@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a 30 year private road easement for access to private lands of Russell Jones.
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iosco. LEGAL - Section 36 T24N R5E, Iosco County, Michigan. South on Britt Road from M65 to Russel Jones Property.
Canoer's Memorial Special Use Permit
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Eagle Roost Marsh Restoration and Eagle Run Trail Stabilization
CE
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2011 
Expected:02/2012
 
05/2012 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.
Hale Snowmobile Trail Connector
CE
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Gordon Haase
989-739-0728 ext. 3021
ghaase@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project is proposed to connect the village of Hale, MI to the nearby snowmobile trail system.
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iosco. LEGAL - Section 13, T23N; R5E and Section 18, T23N; R6E, Plainfield Township, Iosco Co. From the village of Hale, travel North one mile to Webb Road, follow for approximately two miles.
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.
Huron Shores - Forest Service Private Road Use Authorizations, Alcona & Isoco County, Michigan
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2011 
Expected:12/2011  01/2012 Patricia Thompson
989-826-3252
pthompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Huron-Manistee National Forests received applications for year-round use and occasional maintenance of two existing FSRs by the Gunns and Roberts, located on the Harrisville Ranger District, Alcona Couonty, Michigan to access private parcels.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37325
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Alcona, Iosco. LEGAL - NWSW, Section 36, T27N, R6E, Mitchell Twp & NESE, Sect 1, T25N, R7E, Mikado Twp Alcona Cnty, MI; NWNW, NENW, NWNE, SWNE, and SENE, Sec 22 & SWNW, SENW,Section 23, T23N, R7N, Wilbur Twp Iosco Cnty,MI. Harrisville, MI go W on M-72: go 18.5 miles to Kohler Rd then N 2 mi to Trask Lk then E .5 mile to Raymond Rd, then N .25 mile to FSR 4636; go 11 miles to Hubbard Lk Rd, S to F-30 then W .25 miles. F.
Oscoda Township Sewage Lagoon Monitoring Wells
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/03/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
12/2011 Kari Vanderheuel
989-739-0728x3026
kvanderheuel@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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34672
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:01/2012
 
01/2012 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'.
Rollways H5 Lot 4 Brown Special Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2011 
Expected:12/2011  12/2011 Paul Salvatore
231-775-5023
psalvatore@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a one-year special use permit for recreation residence.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37482
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iosco. LEGAL - Section 20, T24N, R6E. Rollways H5.
Tawas New Dawn KW Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/01/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2011 
Expected:02/2012
 
02/2012 Paul Thompson
989-739-0728 ext. 3028
pdthompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Change name to "Tawas New Dawn KW". Creation of apx.1,370 acres of Kirtland's warbler habitat by a combination of timber harvest, site preparation by mechanical or prescribed fire and tree planting to jack pine. Manage road systems 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.
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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 Reissue the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Detroit Organizational Camp Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/01/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
01/2012 Patricia Thompson
989-826-3252
pthompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Huron-Manistee National Forests, received a request from the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Detroit, a non-profit organization, for continued use and occupancy of National Forest System lands for an organizational camp on the Mio Ranger District.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36921
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Oscoda. LEGAL - A portion of S½NE¼SW¼, N½SW¼SW¼, section 23, T25N, R2E, Big Creek Township, Oscoda County, Michigan. From Mio, MI, go S on M-33 approx 8 miles to Valley Rd, then West approx 1.5 miles to Forest Service Road 4380 and the entrance road to the camp.
05 Rockwell Forest Service Private Road Authorization
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/12/2011  10/2011 Patricia Thompson
989-826-3252
pthompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Huron-Manistee National Forests, received an application from Paul Rockwell, for legal year-round use and maintenance of an existing Forest Service unclassified and closed two-track road to access private property on the Mio Ranger District.
Web Link:  http://fs.usda.gov/goto/hmnf/lrm-mio
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Crawford. LEGAL - A portion of W½NW¼SW¼, W½SW¼NW¼, NW¼NW¼, section 19, T26N, R1W, South Branch Township, Crawford County, Michigan. From the intersection of M-72 & M-18 go S on M-18 approx 7 miles to Forester Rd, then go N on Forester 2.5 miles to Hickey Ck Rd, then W approx 1.6 miles to closed road going North.
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 
Completed  Actual: 11/07/2011  12/2011 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34800
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.
2012 Prescribed Fire and Planting Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:03/2012  05/2012 Paul Lyden
989-826-3252
plyden@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribed burning two areas which total approximately 46 acres for hazardous fuels reduction and planting a third area (that lies within Kirtland’s warbler critical habitat) which totals approximately 40 acres with jack pine. .
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36992
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Crawford, Oscoda. LEGAL - T25N, R3E, S18; T25N, R2E, S29; T26N, T25N,R1W, S14. Four locations in Oscoda and Crawford Counties, Michigan.
4001 Landing Redesign Project
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 11/21/2011  11/2011 Carrie Scott
989-826-3252
cnscott@fs.fed.us 
Description: Site redesign to address safety and accessibility concerns.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34042
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Alcona. 4001 Landing river access site on the Au Sable River.
Abbe Rd Ips Beetle Suppression Project
CE
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/16/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 Karlis Lazda
989-826-3252
klazda@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project proposes to harvest approximately 31 acres of beetle-infested and recently killed red pine trees through a timber sale. It would also thin approximately 40 acres of adjacent red pine to reduce stress and prevent additional beetle outbreak
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37237
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Oscoda. LEGAL - T26N R3E sec 11. NE corner of intersection of McKinley Rd & Abbe Rd.
Allband Fiber Optic Cable Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2011 
Expected:12/2011  04/2012 Patricia Thompson
989-826-3252
pthompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Huron-Manistee National Forests received an application for use, occupancy, and maintenance of National Forest System (NFS) lands regarding the Allband Communications Cooperative (Allband) project to install fiber optic cable on the Mio District.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37481
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Alcona, Oscoda. LEGAL - NW¼NE¼, NE¼NW¼, SW¼NW¼, SE¼NW¼, NW¼SW¼, section 19, T27N, R5E, Mitchell Twp, Alcona County, MI and NW¼NW¼, SW¼NE¼, SE¼NE¼, NE¼SE¼, SE¼SE¼, section 25, T27N, R4E, Comins Twp, Oscoda County, Michigan. From the intersection of M-72 and M-65 go east approx 3.5 miles to the intersection of McCollum Lk Rd on the north and Hardy grade to the south.
Au Sable River Erosion Control Project
CE
- Recreation management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:02/2012  04/2012 Philip Huber
989-826-3252 x3316
phuber@fs.fed.us 
Description: Stabilize erosion sites along the Au Sable River in Oscoda County. Reduce sedimentation in fish spawning habitat. Provide safe visitor access at designated recreation sites on the river.
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Oscoda. Multiple sites along the Au Sable River in Oscoda County.
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 01/2012 
Expected:02/2012
 
03/2012 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33906
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 - 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 - S½SW¼NE¼, 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 Walleye Pond Operation and Maintenance
CE
- Recreation management
- Special area management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Philip Huber
989-826-3252 x3316
phuber@fs.fed.us 
Description: The USFS and Michigan Dept of Natural Resources propose to continue the operation and maintenance of the impoundment and association improvements to raise walleye fingerlings for release into local lakes and streams.
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Oscoda. LEGAL - T26N R2E, Sections 10,11,15. Approx. 2.7 miles west of Mio, north on FR4157 to the terminus.
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.
Pankey Pond Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/15/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 Patricia Thompson
989-826-3252
pthompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Huron-Manistee National Forests, Mio Ranger District, received a request from Glen Pankey for use, and occupancy of National Forest System (NFS) lands associated with an existing impoundment pond.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37501
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Oscoda. LEGAL - NW¼SW¼SE¼, section 17, T26N, R2E, Big Creek Township, Oscoda County, Michigan. From Luzerne, Michigan go east on M-72 approx. 2 miles to Lost Creek, then follow creek to the SE portion of the pond.
Reissue Rights-of-way Authorizations for Merit Energy Company,
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2011 
Expected:12/2011  01/2012 Patricia Thompson
989-826-3252
pthompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Huron-Manistee National Forests received an application from Merit Energy Company (Merit) for continued use, and maintenance of National Forest System lands for existing pipeline flowlines/injection lines and electrical power and monitoring ROWs
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37483
Location: UNIT - Mio Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Oscoda. LEGAL - Portions of sections 14, 15, 16, 23, 24, and 25, T25N, R2E, Big Creek Township, Oscoda County, Michigan and sections 29, 30, 32, 33, and 34, T25N, R3E, Mentor Township, Oscoda County, Michigan. From the intersection of M-33 and Hughes Lake Road, go east on Hughes Lake Road approx 1.8 miles to the Merit production facility and follow the ROWs nw and e-se.
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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=30028
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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