Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2012 to 09/30/2012
Huron-Manistee National Forest

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.
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Projects Occurring Nationwide
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 10/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
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  08/2012 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.
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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.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fsm8_046426.pdf
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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:09/2012  09/2012 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.
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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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/23/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
07/2012 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
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/02/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
07/2012 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.
Carr Telephone Fiber Optic Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/23/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
07/2012 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
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/24/2012  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
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/02/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
07/2012 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
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/02/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
07/2012 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
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
09/2012 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32925
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
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/14/2012  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  Completed  Actual: 06/06/2012  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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=31708
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
Great Lakes Energy - Carter Easement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/01/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
08/2012 Christopher Frederick
231-723-2211x3105
cfrederick@fs.fed.us 
Description: Utility Easement for buried electric line within the existing FS road.
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Mason. LEGAL - T20N, R15W, Section 12, Meade Township, Mason County, Michigan. South of Riverside Drive along the Little Manistee River.
Henderson Oak Wilt Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed  Actual: 06/25/2012  06/2012 Matthew McQueen
231-723-2211
mmcqueen@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action would disrupt root grafts between infected and non-infected oak trees using a mechanical trencher to construct three temporary trenches to break root grafts and eliminate the spread of oak wilt.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39016
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Wexford. T21N, R11W, Section 30, Wexford County, Michigan.
High Bridge North Country Trail Reroute
CE
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Ramona Venegas
231-723-2211, ext 3108
rvenegas@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocate existing trail away from eroding bank along the Big Manistee 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, Section 28, NW 1/4; Dickson West Township, Manistee County, Michigan. East of Highbridge Road on the north bank of the Big Manistee River.
Jake Veltman Road Easement
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Christopher Frederick
231-745-4631x3138
cfrederick@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
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33604
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  Completed  Actual: 03/16/2012  03/2012 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).
Phillips Easement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/15/2011 
Expected:08/2012
 
08/2012 Ramona Venegas
231-723-2211-ext 3108
rvenegas@fs.fed.us 
Description: 9-Year Temporary Road Permit
Location: UNIT - Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Manistee. LEGAL - T21N, R13W, Section 2, Norman Township, Manistee County, Michigan. Northwest of Red Bridge.
Sheep Dip Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2012 
Expected:07/2013  09/2013 Mark Herberger
(231) 723-2211
mherberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approximately 1097 acres of red pine treatments, 42 acres of hardwood treatments, 391 acres of aspen clearcuts, 337 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. LEGAL - 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. Between Caberfae Ski Area and Hoxeyville, north and south of M55.
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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 Abbott Road and Pine River Warming Sheds, Re-Issuance of Special Use Permits
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:08/2012  09/2012 Gordon Haase
989-739-0728 ext. 3021
ghaase@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Iosco County Parks and Recreation Commission maintain 2 warming shelters along Snowmobile Trails in Iosco County. The Forest proposes to continue to authorize these existing structures and the maintenance by the terms of a special use permit.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39743
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iosco. LEGAL - Section 11, T24N R7E and Section 23 T24N R5E, Iosco County, Michigan. Two locations: From Rollways Road north of River Road turn left onto Abbott Road and a shelter. The Pine River Shelter is at the intersection of 4429 and SMT in Pine River area northof Bissonette.
06 Camp Cedar Ridge Outfitter Guide and Canoe Storage
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:08/2012  09/2012 Gordon Haase
989-739-0728 ext. 3021
ghaase@fs.fed.us 
Description: Camp CedarRidge is a childrens camp on private lands that conduct "out of camp" activities at National Forest recreation sites. The Camp also maintains a seasonal canoe storage site for 6 canoes on Cooke Dam Road. Oufitter-Guide Auth.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39740
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iosco. LEGAL - Section 21 of T24N R7E, Iosco County, Michigan. From River Road in Iosco County travel north along Cooke Dam Road, 2 miles to Gravel Point and Canoe Storage Site.
06 Re-Issuance of the Cove, Parise, Pine Acres, Loon Bay, Consumers & other expiring dock permits.
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:08/2012  09/2012 Gordon Haase
989-739-0728 ext. 3021
ghaase@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest has maintained a limited number of permits for private boat docking of personal boats, based upon historic use of the National Forest System lands. The Forest proposes to issue new permits for existing boat dock facilities.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39741
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iosco. LEGAL - Sections 16, 21, 25 & 28 of T24N R7E, Oscoda Township, Iosco Couty, Michigan. 6 different locations along Cooke Dam Road, Pine Acres Road and the end of Appold Drive.
06 Russell Jones Private Road Easement
CE
- Special use management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/01/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
08/2012 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36304
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.
06 Wurtsmith Air Force Base Monitoring Wells
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management
- Special use management
- Research and Development 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:08/2012  09/2012 Gordon Haase
989-739-0728 ext. 3021
ghaase@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Air Force and and Department of Environmental Quality continue to request the installation of monitoring wells on National Forest System lands south of the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base. The Forest proposes to continue to authorize these.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39744
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iosco. LEGAL - Sections 29, 30, 31 & 32 T24N R9E; Section36 T24N R8E, Iosco County, Michigan. From Perimeter Road west of Skeel Avenue teh monitoring well locations are near FS 2290 & 2291.
Allband Fiber Optic Special Use Permit Amendment
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/04/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
07/2012 Patricia Thompson
989-826-3252
pthompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Huron-Manistee National Forests recently issued a permit for use, occupancy, and maintenance of National Forest System lands regarding the Allband project. The Forest Service proposes to allow additional installation of fiber optic cable.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39212
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Alcona. LEGAL - NW¼SW¼, SW¼SW¼, Section 5 and SW¼NW¼, NW¼SW¼, Section 8, T26N, R6E, Mitchell Township, Alcona County, Michigan. From the intersection of M-65 and M-72, just north of Curran, Michigan, go south approximately 5 miles to the intersection with Gross Pointe Road, then south to the M-72 east intersection.
Canoer's Memorial Special Use Permit
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/18/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
08/2012 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34666
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
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/19/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
08/2012 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.
Corsair/Sand Lake
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Land management planning
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Land ownership management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:04/2013  06/2013 Kari Vanderheuel
989-739-0728x3026
kvanderheuel@fs.fed.us 
Description: This is a landscape management project that would include vegetative treatments such as oak habitat restoration, red pine thinning, underburning, fuelbreak creation and maintenance, wildlife habitat improvements, trail re-routes, and NNIS abatement.
Location: UNIT - Huron Shores Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iosco. LEGAL - Township 22 North, Range 7 East. The project area is approximately five miles northwest of Tawas and approxmately seven miles east of Hale, Michigan.
Harrisville Administrative Site Conveyance
CE
- Land ownership management
- Facility 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  Completed  Actual: 06/06/2012  06/2012 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
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012  06/2012 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
- Recreation management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/23/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
10/2012 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38460
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 Wells and Waterline Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/18/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
08/2012 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34663
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'.
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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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/19/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
07/2012 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 05/16/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
07/2012 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.
Au Sable River Erosion Control Project
CE
- Recreation management
- Watershed management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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  Cancelled  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 
Completed  Actual: 04/25/2012  06/2012 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/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.
Reissue Rights-of-way Authorizations for Merit Energy Company,
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/19/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
08/2012 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.
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