Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2012 to 06/30/2012
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  Completed  Actual: 03/23/2012  12/2011 Brenda Halter-Glenn
202-260-9400
bhalterglenn@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  Completed  Actual: 12/13/2011  01/2012 Glen Stein
801-200-2703
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.
Back To Top

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  Completed  Actual: 01/27/2012  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.
Back To Top

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
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 03/08/2012  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.
Road Maintenance and Streambank Stabilization on the Manistee National Forest
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:06/2012  07/2012 Chris Riley
231-723-2211
criley01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace or remove culverts to provide for upstream fish passage-decommission portion of FR 8755. Stabilize Pere Marquette River stream bank to protect South Branch Road. Maintain Robinson Road surface to reduce sediment eroding into Tippy Pond.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38865
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District, Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Wexford, Lake, Manistee, Oceana. T15N R15Wn Sec 26/35 ; T14N R15W Sec 2/11; T14N R15W Sec 11; T14N R15W Sec 23; T18N R13W Sec 30; andT21N R11W Sec 20/21.
Southeast-Peacock Fuels Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 02/16/2012  04/2012 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;.
Back To Top

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:05/2012
 
06/2012 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.
Anton Private Road Easement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/30/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 Kathy Bietau
231-745-4631
kbietau@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Antons have submitted an application for a private road easement across National Forest land to access their property. No other reasonable means of access exist. The area requested is 1,450 feet x 16 feet or .53 acres.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38880
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Newaygo. An unclassified Forest Service road in the NW1/4 NW1/4, Section 25, Everett Township, Newaygo County, Michigan.
CSX Groundwater Monitoring Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 02/01/2012  02/2012 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36255
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:05/2012
 
06/2012 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.
Cycle Conservation Club of Michigan non-competitive motorcycle (only) trail tour recreation event.
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/07/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 Kathy Bietau
231-745-4631
kbietau@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Cycle Conservation Club of Michigan has applied for a special-use permit to hold a two-day, non-competitive motorcycle (only) trail tour on the designated Horseshoe and Holton Motorcycle trails. The event is proposed for June 2nd and 3rd, 2012.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38453
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Muskegon, Oceana. Horseshoe and Holton Motorcycle Trails, Oceana and Muskegon Counties.
Cypress Avenue Road Improvement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/30/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 Diane Walker
231-745-4631
dtwalker@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest has received a request from the Newaygo County Road Commission for a 33’ easement from the centerline of Cypress Avenue to allow for improvement of the existing road. The road would be maintained for passenger vehicle use.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38892
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Newaygo. SE¼ SE¼ SE¼, Section 4, Croton Township (T12N, R11W), Newaygo County, Michigan. The easement area is west of the centerline and measures approximately 660 feet x 33 feet or .5 acres.
Great Lakes Energy Amendment #11
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/28/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
05/2012 Diane Walker
231-745-4631
dtwalker@fs.fed.us 
Description: Amend Great Lakes Energy's existing special use permit to allow the installation of underground electric line in two locations. Both projects would provide power to private landowners.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38750
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Lake, Newaygo. Sections 32-34, Pleasant Plains Township, Lake County and Section 25, Everett Township, Newaygo County.
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.
Infantryman's Challenge Recreation Special Use Event Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/07/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
07/2012 Kathy Bietau
231-745-4631
kbietau@fs.fed.us 
Description: A recreation event that combines running, swimming, and an obstacle course. The event will begin on private property and will use locations on private and National Forest land. The event would be on July 28, 2012 with a maximum of 100 participants.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38450
Location: UNIT - Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Lake. Sauble Twp (T19N R14W), sections 1, 11-14, 23, Lake County, MI.
Michigan Consolidated Gas Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/13/2011 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36253
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.
Back To Top

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
Henderson Township Oak Salvage Project
CE
- Forest products  Completed  Actual: 02/29/2012  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
- 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
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/03/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
09/2012 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.
Scot Brozozka Road Easement
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 12/12/2011  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 06/2012 
Expected:02/2013  04/2013 Mark Herberger
(231) 723-2211
mherberger@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.
Back To Top

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 Russell Jones Private Road Easement
CE
- Special use management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/01/2011 
Expected:06/2012
 
06/2012 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.
Chadwick Forest Service Road 4707 Private Road Use Authorization
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2012 
Expected:03/2012  03/2012 Patricia Thompson
989-826-3252
pthompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Huron-Manistee National Forests received an application from Jeffrey and Brenda Chadwick for year-round use and occasional maintenance of an existing Forest Service Road (FSR) 4707 on the Huron Shores (Tawas) RD to access their pvt rec property.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38200
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iosco. LEGAL - SE¼NE¼, Section 33, T23N, R6E, Plainfield Township, Iosco County, Michigan. From Hale, MI go east on Esmond/Vaughn Rd approx 7 miles to Davison Rd, then west approx 0.75 mile to Greenwood Rd, then south approx 0.5 mile to FSR 4707.
Eagle Roost Marsh Restoration and Eagle Run Trail Stabilization
CE
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 02/07/2012  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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35613
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  Cancelled  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
- 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.
Newman Forest Service Private Road/Trail Use
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2012 
Expected:03/2012  03/2012 Patricia Thompson
989-826-3252
pthompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Huron-Manistee National Forests received an application from Brent Newman for seasonal use and maintenance of an existing two-track trail located on the Huron Shores (Tawas) Ranger District to access his private property.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38198
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iosco. LEGAL - SE¼SW¼, Section 23, T23N, R8E, Wilbur Township, Iosco County, Michigan. From Oscoda, MI go west on Au Sable Rd approx 3.5 miles to Old US 23, then SE approx 1.2 miles to FSR 4543, then south on 4543 to the end of the road and a trail off the cul-de-sac.
Oscoda Township ATV Trail
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:06/2012  05/2013 Kari Vanderheuel
989-739-0728x3026
kvanderheuel@fs.fed.us 
Description: To establish an ATV trail less than 50" to connect Forest Service ATV trails to state ATV trails. The trail would begin in Oscoda Township and link the existing Old Statehouse Trail on State of Michigan to Kings Corner Road, Iosco county, MI.
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iosco. LEGAL - Township 24N, Range 7E Sections 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and Township 24N, Range 6E Sections 3, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 23. ATV trail connects Michigan's Old Statehouse Trail to Kings Corner Road, Iosco County, MI.
Oscoda Township Sewage Lagoon Monitoring Wells
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 11/23/2011  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:05/2012
 
05/2012 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
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 11/07/2011  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 
Completed  Actual: 02/23/2012
02/23/2012 
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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=28978
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.
Back To Top

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.
2012 Prescribed Fire and Planting Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/15/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
04/2012 Paul Lyden
989-826-3252
plyden@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribed burning two areas which total approximately 40 acres for hazardous fuels reduction and planting a third area (that lies within Kirtland’s warbler critical habitat) which totals approximately 20 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; T25N,R1W, S14. Three locations in Oscoda and Crawford Counties, Michigan.
Abbe Rd Ips Beetle Suppression Project
CE
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 01/10/2012  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
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 03/08/2012  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 04/2012 
Expected:06/2012  06/2012 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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/22/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
04/2012 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) 
Cancelled  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
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/12/2012  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
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/22/2011 
Expected:03/2012
 
03/2012 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  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 03/12/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2012 
Expected:06/2013
 
12/2013 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.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.