Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2010 to 12/31/2010
Ottawa 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, Ottawa National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R9 - Eastern Region, Ottawa National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R9 - Eastern Region, Ottawa National Forest,  Bergland Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R9 - Eastern Region, Ottawa National Forest,  Bessemer Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R9 - Eastern Region, Ottawa National Forest,  Iron River Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R9 - Eastern Region, Ottawa National Forest,  Kenton Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R9 - Eastern Region, Ottawa National Forest,  Ontonagon Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R9 - Eastern Region, Ottawa National Forest,  Watersmeet Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

Projects Occurring Nationwide  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 12/18/2009
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2010 
Expected:11/2011
 
12/2011 Larry Hayden
202-205-1559
lhayden@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Department of Agriculture proposes to promulgate a new planning rule, which will set out the process for development, revision, and amendment of National Forest System land management plans.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/planningrule
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Agency-wide Rule.
Nationwide Aerial Application of Fire Retardant on National Forest System Lands.
EIS

           *NEW LISTING*
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/27/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 Glen Stein
208-869-5405
gstein@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service will prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement for the continued nationwide aerial application of fire retardant on National Forest System lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/retardant/index.html
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
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Ottawa 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
Ottawa National Forest OHV Connector Route Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/15/2010 
Expected:11/2010
Actual: 09/09/2009 
01/2011 William Baer
906-932-1330
wbaer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to provide OHV connector routes between 2 State of Michigan Multi-Use Trails and local connectors on Forest System Roads and trails. Additional analysis is being prepared via a Revised EA; a new decision would need to be made to add routes.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/ottawa
Location: UNIT - Ottawa National Forest All Units. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Ontonagon. LEGAL - Several Townships, Ranges and Sections across the Ottawa National Forest. Various OML 1, 2, 3, and 4 roads across the Ottawa National Forest.
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Ottawa National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R9 - Eastern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Ameritech Fiber Optic Reissue
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/07/2009 
Expected:12/2010
 
12/2010 Michelle Holland
906-358-4551 x21
mholland@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal is to reissue permit for existing utility lines on NFS land. Line is located on the north side of U.S. 2 and the west side of Kimberly Rd., between Watersmeet and Marenisco, MI.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/ottawa
Location: UNIT - Bessemer Ranger District, Watersmeet Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Gogebic. LEGAL - T45N, R39W, Sec. 29-30, T45N, R40W, Sec. 25, 26, 21& 20, T45N, R41W, Sec. 23, 15, 16 & 9, T46N, R41W, Sec. 32 & 31, T46N, R42W, Sec. 25 & 20, T46N, R43W, Sec. 13-15. Line is located on the north side of U.S. 2 and the west side of Kimberly Rd., between Watersmeet and Marenisco, MI.
Baraga Plains Restoration Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/06/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
05/2011 David Steffensen
906-884-2411 Ext 29
dsteffensen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restoration of jack pine and sand plains communities of the Baraga Plains through management practices that emulate natural disturbance regimes is the primary purpose of this project. Designation of roads and trails would also occur.
Web Link:  http://fs.usda.gov/goto/ottawa/projects
Location: UNIT - Kenton Ranger District, Ontonagon Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Baraga. LEGAL - T48N R35W Sections 1-2 AND T49N R35W Sections 2-5, 8-16, 22-26, and 35-36, Baraga County, Michigan. The Baraga Plains Restoration Project area consists of 9,481 National Forest acres (9,664 total acres) and is located about 11 miles north of Covington in Baraga County, MI.
Beaton Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Watershed management
- Special use management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/30/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2010 
Expected:02/2011
 
05/2011 Ian Shackleford
906-932-1330 ext 331
ishackleford@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Beaton VMP project includes timber management, enhancement to old growth, wildlife, fisheries, riparian habitat, recreation and transportation system improvements. This project proposes to clearcut some areas that would exceed 40 acres in size.
Web Link:  http://fs.usda.gov/goto/ottawa/projects
Location: UNIT - Bessemer Ranger District, Watersmeet Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Gogebic. LEGAL - T45N R40W, Sections 4-10 & 15-22; T45N, R41W, Sections 1-5, 10-15 & 23-24; T46N, 40W, Sections 4-9, 16-20 & 28-33; T46N, R41W, Sections 12-15, 21-29 & 32-36. Located in Gogebic County on the Bessemer and Watersmeet Ranger Districts, about ten miles west of Watersmeet, Michigan.
Delich Land Exchange
EA
- Land ownership management
- Land acquisition 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/07/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
03/2011 Marlanea French-Pombier
906-358-4551
mfrenchpombier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Mr. Robert Delich has proposed a land exchange with the Ottawa National Forest. The proposed land exchange includes approximately 421.5 acres of land owned by Mr. Delich and 320 acres of National Forest System (NFS) lands.
Web Link:  http://fs.usda.gov/goto/ottawa/projects
Location: UNIT - Bergland Ranger District, Ontonagon Ranger District, Watersmeet Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iron. LEGAL - Delich: T50N, R43W, sect 18; NFS Lands: T49N, R39W, sect 27; T48N, R43W, sect 14; and T46N, R40W, sects 27, 34 and 35. Parcels are within Bergland, Haight and Stannard Townships of Ontonagon County, Michigan.
Federal Hardrock Minerals - Kenton, Ontonagon, Watersmeet Ranger Districts
EA
- Minerals and Geology  On Hold  N/A  N/A Brian Bogaczyk
906-932-1330
bbogaczyk@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to determine whether to consent to the issuance of prospecting permits by the Bureau of Land Management for mineral exploration activities, such as core drilling and geophysical surveys.
Web Link:  http://fs.usda.gov/goto/ottawa/projects
Location: UNIT - Kenton Ranger District, Ontonagon Ranger District, Watersmeet Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Baraga, Gogebic, Iron. LEGAL - T46N, R35W, Section 23; T46N, R40W, Section26; T44N, R39W, Section 12; T50N, R35W, Section 26; T50N, R35W, Section 36. Parcels are located in Kenton, Ontonagon and Watersmeet Ranger Districts.
Great Lakes Gas Pipeline Reissue
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/04/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
11/2010 Michelle Holland
906-358-4551 x21
mholland@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal is to reissue a special use permit for the operation and maintenance of an existing natural gas pipeline. The mainline system crosses about 37 miles of National Forest System lands.
Web Link:  http://fs.usda.gov/goto/ottawa/projects
Location: UNIT - Bessemer Ranger District, Iron River Ranger District, Watersmeet Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Gogebic, Iron. LEGAL - T47N, R45W; T47N, R44W; T46N, R42W; T46N, R41W; T45N, R41W; T45N, R40W; T45N, R39W; T45N, R38W; T44N, R38W; T44N, R37W; T43N, R37W; T43N, R36W; T43N, R35W. The existing pipeline roughly parallels U.S. 2, crossing it occasionally, as it crosses the south half of the Ottawa National Forest.
Ontonagon County Road Commission Bergland Permit Reissue
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/17/2006 
Expected:11/2010
 
11/2010 Dawn Buss-Glodowski
906-884-2411, ext 15, or 2085
dbussglodowski@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue expired permit for Bergland Road Commission warehouse off Hwy M-64.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/ottawa
Location: UNIT - Bergland Ranger District, Ontonagon Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Ontonagon. LEGAL - T49N R42W Section 33. 1 mile north of Bergland Michigan on State Highway M-64.
Perch Lake Rusty Crayfish Trapping Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/08/2010 
Expected:07/2010
 
07/2010 Holly Jennings
906-932-1330
hjennings@fs.fed.us 
Description: Rusty crayfish will be commercially trapped around the perimeters of Perch Lake during mid-summer for a 1 to 2 week time period. Any rusty crayfish caught would be removed from the lake and destroyed, while any native crayfish would be released.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/ottawa/projects
Location: UNIT - Iron River Ranger District, Kenton Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iron. LEGAL - T. 46N, R35N, Sections 22, 23, 26 and 27. Perch Lake is located in the Kenton and Iron River Ranger Districts in Iron County, Michigan.
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Ottawa National Forest,   Bergland Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R9 - Eastern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bush Creek North Country Scenic Trail Bridge Rehabilitation
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:02/2011  02/2011 Jeffrey Mell
906-852-3500
jeffmell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Evaluation of existing bridge to determine whether reconstruction or construction is needed to faciliate the North Country Scenic Trail crossing over Bush Creek.
Web Link:  http://fs.usda.gov/goto/ottawa/projects
Location: UNIT - Bergland Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Ontonagon. LEGAL - T49N, R42W, Section 1. North Country Scenic Trail; Approximately 8 miles northeast of Bergland, Michigan.
Linzner Special Use Road Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/12/2008 
Expected:11/2010
 
05/2011 Dawn Buss-Glodowski
906-884-2411, ext 15, or 2085
dbussglodowski@fs.fed.us 
Description: Access via new speciali use permit on Forest Road 600-H and an un-named roadway to private land.
Web Link:  http://fs.usda.gov/goto/ottawa/projects
Location: UNIT - Bergland Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Ontonagon. LEGAL - T49N R41 W Section 24. FR 600-H adjoins Norwich Road and the intersection is located approximately 6.5 miles north of M-28 and 9 miles west of Bergland, MI.
Trischler Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/02/2009 
Expected:02/2011
 
06/2011 Dawn Buss-Glodowski
906-884-2411, ext 15, or 2085
dbussglodowski@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to issue a new special use permit for a private landowner to access their private land across National Forest using existing travelways. Permit would set terms and conditions for use up to 10 years.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/ottawa
Location: UNIT - Bergland Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Ontonagon. LEGAL - T49N R40W NW1/4 Section 30. Appx. 8 miles east of Bergland, MI off State Hwy 28 and 4 miles north on Norwich Road to FR 615.
Tucker FR 530 Special Use Road Permit
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Dawn Buss-Glodowski
906-884-2411, ext 15, or 2085
dbussglodowski@fs.fed.us 
Description: A request has been made by Jay Tucker for access into their private property via FR 530 (new issuance).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/ottawa
Location: UNIT - Bergland Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Ontonagon. LEGAL - T48N R42W Section 1; T49N R42W Section 36; T49N R41W Sections 16, 20, 21, 29-31. Forest Road 530 is located 3.5 miles east of Bergland, MI off of Hwy M-28.
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Ottawa National Forest,   Bessemer Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R9 - Eastern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bessemer Special Use Road Reissues
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/24/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
11/2010 Caleb Butcher
906-932-1330 x308
cbutcher@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal is to reissue four existing special use road permits for access to private lands.
Web Link:  http://fs.usda.gov/goto/ottawa/projects
Location: UNIT - Bessemer Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Gogebic. LEGAL - T45N, R43W, Sec. 7, NENW, SWNW, W1/2NWSW; T45N, R44W, Sec. 12, ST49N, R46W, Sec. 16, SWSESW, Sec. 21, NENWWNESE; T47N, R44W, Sec. 10, NWNE; T46N, R44W, Sec. 3, SESWSW. Various existing roads on the Bessemer District.
Black River Harbor Boat Wash
CE
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/12/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
04/2011 Ian Shackleford
906-932-1330 ext 331
ishackleford@fs.fed.us 
Description: To help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species such as spiny waterflea from Lake Superior to inland lakes, the Forest Service would install a pressure washer and a sign at the Black River Harbor boat ramp.
Web Link:  http://fs.usda.gov/goto/ottawa/projects
Location: UNIT - Bessemer Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Gogebic. LEGAL - T49N R46W Section 3 SW 1/4. Black River Harbor, where the Black River meets Lake Superior. At the north end of County Road 513, the Black River Scenic Byway.
Crooks Special Use Access
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/10/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
11/2010 Michelle Holland
906-358-4551 x21
mholland@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal is to issue a new special use permit to landowner for access to private property via an existing road.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/ottawa
Location: UNIT - Bessemer Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Gogebic. LEGAL - T49N, R46W, Sec. 32, NE, Sec. 29, SESE, Sec. 28, SWSW. Area is accessed from Copper Peak Road, then traveling east.
Hehn Special Use Access
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/03/2008 
Expected:01/2011
 
01/2011 Michelle Holland
906-358-4551 x21
mholland@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal is to reissue landowner a special use permit to cross NFS lands in order to access private property. Access is on existing roads that were previously under permit. Roads under permit would be FR 8343 and a driveway.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/ottawa
Location: UNIT - Bessemer Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Gogebic. LEGAL - T46N, R44W, Sec. 26, NWSW. Access is from FR 8300.
Mazol & Mitten SUP, Elbow Lake Access
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/10/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
11/2010 Michelle Holland
906-358-4551 x21
mholland@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proprosal is to issue a new special use permit for the use and maintenance of an existing, non-system road (approx. 900 feet), and also to construct, use and maintain an access road to private property (approx. 50 feet).
Web Link:  http://fs.usda.gov/goto/ottawa/projects
Location: UNIT - Bessemer Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Gogebic. LEGAL - T46N, R44W, Sec. 27, SENE. Project area is accessed from FR 8300, on the north end of Elbow Lake.
Teclaw Special Use Road Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/14/2008 
Expected:02/2011
 
02/2011 Michelle Holland
906-358-4551 x21
mholland@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special Use Road Permit (new issuance)
Web Link:  http://fs.usda.gov/goto/ottawa/projects
Location: UNIT - Bessemer Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Gogebic. LEGAL - T46N, R44W, Section 17. Located west of FR 8170.
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Ottawa National Forest,   Iron River Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R9 - Eastern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
ACIS Access, U.S. 2
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/08/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
11/2010 Michelle Holland
906-358-4551 x21
mholland@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal is to issue a new special use permit for reconstruction, use and maintenance of an existing road, in order to access private property. Road is accessed off of U.S. Hwy. 2 and is approx. 130 feet long.
Web Link:  http://fs.usda.gov/goto/ottawa/projects
Location: UNIT - Iron River Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iron. LEGAL - T43N, R35W, Sec. 18, SENENW. Project is located east of Iron River, on the north side of U.S. Hwy. 2.
AT&T Fiber Optic Installation
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/30/2008 
Expected:11/2010
 
11/2010 Michelle Holland
906-358-4551 x21
mholland@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation of Fiber Optic Cables along existing power lines and utilities coridor. In T 43N, R 35 W, Section Section 4.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/ottawa
Location: UNIT - Iron River Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iron. LEGAL - T 43N R 35W Section 4. Iron Lake Road and Geniron Road.
Cleereman SUP, Bush Creek Rd. Access
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/24/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
10/2010 Michelle Holland
906-358-4551 x21
mholland@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposal is to issue a new special use permit for the use and maintenance of an existing road (approx. 150 feet), to access private property.
Web Link:  http://fs.usda.gov/goto/ottawa/projects
Location: UNIT - Iron River Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iron. LEGAL - T45N, R36W, Sec. 27, SWNESW. Proposed access is on the south side of FR 3350 (Bush Creek Road), across from FR 3356.
Donati SUP, Lode Creek Road Access
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/24/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
11/2010 Michelle Holland
906-358-4551 x21
mholland@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposal is to issue a new special use permit for use and maintenance of an existing road (approx. 400 feet), for access to private property.
Web Link:  http://fs.usda.gov/goto/ottawa/projects
Location: UNIT - Iron River Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iron. LEGAL - T44N, R36W, Sec. 14, NWSESW. Proposed access is located on the south side of FR 3475 (Lode Creek Road), about 3/4 mile west of FR 3470.
Hagerman Lake Boat Wash
CE
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/30/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
06/2011 Holly Jennings
906-932-1330 319
hjennings@fs.fed.us 
Description: To help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species to and from Hagerman Lake, the Forest Service would install a pressure washer and a new sign at the Hagerman Lake boat launch.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/ottawa
Location: UNIT - Iron River Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iron. LEGAL - T42N R36W Section 11 SW 1/4. Hagerman Lake boat launch, at the south end of the lake, off West Hagerman Lake Road.
Kunkle SUP, James Lake Access
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/08/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
11/2010 Michelle Holland
906-358-4551 x21
mholland@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal is to issue a new special use permit for the use and maintenance of existing roads (approx. 1.90 miles), for access to private property. Includes FR 3923 and 3284.
Web Link:  http://fs.usda.gov/goto/ottawa/projects
Location: UNIT - Iron River Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iron. LEGAL - T44N, R37W, Sections 9, 10 and 15. Project area is located on the north side FR 3920.
MI DNR SUP, Morrison Creek Access
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/08/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
11/2010 Michelle Holland
906-358-4551 x21
mholland@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal is to issue a new special use permit to the MI Dept. of Natural Resources, for the use and maintenance of existing roads to access state property (approx. 1.20 miles).
Web Link:  http://fs.usda.gov/goto/ottawa/projects
Location: UNIT - Iron River Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iron. LEGAL - T44N, R35W, Sec. 13 and 14, NESE. Access is on the east side of FR 3485 (Morrison Creek Road).
McDonald SUP, Bennan Lake Access
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/25/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
12/2010 Michelle Holland
906-358-4551 x21
mholland@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal is to issue a new special use permit for the use and maintenance of an existing road (0.54 miles), for access to private property.
Web Link:  http://fs.usda.gov/goto/ottawa/projects
Location: UNIT - Iron River Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iron. LEGAL - T43N, R36W, Sec. 36, S1/2SW; T42N, R36W, Sec. 1, N1/2NW. Access road is located on the east side of Lake Ottawa Road, approximately 1/4 mile south of the campground.
Newby Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:03/2011  03/2011 Michelle Holland
906-358-4551 x21
mholland@fs.fed.us 
Description: Maintenance and use of FR 3426 for 1.7 miles. Existing Road needs to be under permit (new issuance).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/ottawa
Location: UNIT - Iron River Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iron. LEGAL - T45 N, R 36 W, Section 4 NE NE. Forest Road 3426.
Seevers SUP, North & South Access
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/11/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
10/2010 Michelle Holland
906-358-4551 x21
mholland@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal is to issue a new special use permit for access to private property on the north and south sides of the Paint River. North:use and maintenance of exisiting road (1,250'). South:reconstruction, use and maintenance of existing two track (185')
Web Link:  http://fs.usda.gov/goto/ottawa/projects
Location: UNIT - Iron River Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iron. LEGAL - T44N, R35W, Sec. 1, NENW and NESW. Access if from FR 2180 (Blockhouse) for the northern road, and FR 3485 (Morrison Creek Rd.) for the southern road.
Stachowiz Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2011 
Expected:05/2011  05/2011 Michelle Holland
906-358-4551 x21
mholland@fs.fed.us 
Description: Use (new issuance) and Maintenance of FR 3223
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/ottawa
Location: UNIT - Iron River Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iron. LEGAL - T43 N, R37 W, Section 11 NW SW FR 3223. About 15 miles northeast of Iron River Michigan, south of US Highway 2.
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Ottawa National Forest,   Kenton Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R9 - Eastern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Davidson Lakes Prescribed Burn Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:01/2011  05/2011 Leann Colburn
906-852-3500
lscolburn@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project proposes to conduct a prescribed burn in the vicinity of the Davidson Lakes to improve wildlife habitat. The burn would be carried out in mid to late spring of 2011.
Web Link:  http://fs.usda.gov/goto/ottawa/projects
Location: UNIT - Kenton Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Ontonagon. LEGAL - T48N, R37W, NE, NW, and SW1/4 of Section 31 and SW1/4 of Section 30. The Davidson Lakes are located about 2.5 miles NE of Trout Creek, MI.
Jump Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/02/2010 
Expected:02/2011
 
06/2011 Dawn Buss-Glodowski
906-884-2411, ext 15, or 2085
dbussglodowski@fs.fed.us 
Description: Mr. Jump has requested access to private land via a Private Road Special Use Permit on an existing travelway previously known as Forest Road 2149-M (new issuance).
Location: UNIT - Kenton Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iron. LEGAL - T46N R36W Section 23, 24 Forest Road 2149. Forest Road 2149 Approximately 10 miles south of Sidnaw, MI and 2 miles south west of Lake Saint Kathryn.
Kenton 2010 Special Use Permit Reissues
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/02/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
05/2011 Dawn Buss-Glodowski
906-884-2411, ext 15, or 2085
dbussglodowski@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to issue new permits replacing existing expiring permits to multiple private landowners for access to private land across National Forest land using existing travelways. New permits would set terms and conditions for use up to 10 years.
Location: UNIT - Kenton Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Houghton, Iron, Ontonagon. LEGAL - Jorgensen T48N R35W sec. 5-7 ; Koenigschnecht T46N R37W sec. 21; Marshall T47N R37 W sec. 8, 17; Moll T46N R38W Sec 2,3; Sickinger T48N R36W Sec, 11. Jorgensen 1.83 mi of FR 1130, 1134, 1134-F; Koenigsknecht 0.02 mi off FR 3610 sec. 21; Marshall 1.11 miles of FR 930; Moll 1.59 mi of FR 5355, 5355-G; Sickinger 0.07 mi off FR 1300 sec. 11.
Kenton Ranger District House Removal Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management
- Facility management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:04/2011  08/2011 Leann Colburn
906-852-3500
lscolburn@fs.fed.us 
Description: Three residential houses on the Kenton Ranger District will be removed from the site (sold or razed). The site will be retored back to a more natural condition.
Web Link:  http://fs.usda.gov/goto/ottawa/projects
Location: UNIT - Kenton Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Houghton. LEGAL - T47N, R36W, NW1/4, NW1/4 of Section 12, and NE1/4, NE1/4 of Section 11. The project is located on the east side of the East Branch Ontonagon River, on the south side of East M-28 in Kenton, MI.
Larson Thomas Tillet Special Use Permits
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/22/2009 
Expected:02/2011
 
05/2011 Dawn Buss-Glodowski
906-884-2411, ext 15, or 2085
dbussglodowski@fs.fed.us 
Description: Three separate parties have requested access in various locations to their private land via Forest Road Special Use permit (new issuance).
Location: UNIT - Kenton Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Houghton, Ontonagon. LEGAL - Larson T46N R38W Section 1; TillettT48N R37W Sec. 12, 13; Thomas T48N R36W Section 2 FR 1361. Larson off FR 4500 in Section 1, 5 mi south of Trout Creek , MI; Tillett FR 835 6 mi north of Trout Creek, MI; Thomas FR 1361 in Section 2 appx 7 mi NW of Sidnaw, MI.
Perch River Culvert Replacement Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/29/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
06/2011 Leann Colburn
906-852-3500
lscolburn@fs.fed.us 
Description: Two aging culverts on FSR 2130 at the Perch River Crossing will be replaced. The replacement for the culverts is a 48' Conspan that is 11' above the water surface elevation. 1000 feet of pavement will be installed on either side of the structure.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33524
Location: UNIT - Kenton Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iron. LEGAL - SW 1/4, SE 1/4, Sec 14, T46N, R34W. FSR 2130 at the crossing of the Perch River.
Roberg Special Use Permit Reissue
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/16/2009 
Expected:01/2011
 
01/2011 Dawn Buss-Glodowski
906-884-2411, ext 15, or 2085
dbussglodowski@fs.fed.us 
Description: Ted Roberg has requested reissuance of a permit granting him access to his private land in T47N R36W Sections 26, 27, and 35 via Forest Road 3568.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/ottawa
Location: UNIT - Kenton Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Houghton. LEGAL - T47N R36W Sections 26, 27, 35. One mile south of Kenton, MI on Forest Highway 16 to Lake Thirteen Road 5 miles east, to FR 3500 south 3.5 miles to FR 3568.
Voss Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2009 
Expected:01/2011
 
01/2011 Dawn Buss-Glodowski
906-884-2411, ext 15, or 2085
dbussglodowski@fs.fed.us 
Description: Access requested for a new special use permit to travel to private land via FR 4592.
Web Link:  http://fs.usda.gov/goto/ottawa/projects
Location: UNIT - Kenton Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Houghton, Ontonagon. LEGAL - T47N R38W Sec 36; T47N R37W Sec. 30, 31. Hwy M-28 to Trout Creek, then south 3.5 miles on Mill Pond road (Forest Road 4500).
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Ottawa National Forest,   Ontonagon Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R9 - Eastern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Hopper and Jordan Special Use Permit Reissues
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/03/2009 
Expected:02/2011
 
06/2011 Dawn Buss-Glodowski
906-884-2411, ext 15, or 2085
dbussglodowski@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to issue new permits replacing existing expiring permits to two separate private landowners for access to their land across National Forest using existing travelways. New permits would set terms and conditions for use up to 10 years.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/ottawa
Location: UNIT - Ontonagon Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Ontonagon. LEGAL - Hopper T48N R42W SWSW Sec. 8: Jordan T49N R39W NE1/4 Sec. 3. Hopper appx. 6 miles south of Bergland, MI on East Shore Road in section 8 for 422 feet; Jordan approx.6 miles south of Rockland, MI off US Hwy 45, on FR 773/773-A .
Northern Land and Sales Victoria Private Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/20/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
04/2011 Dawn Buss-Glodowski
906-884-2411, ext 15, or 2085
dbussglodowski@fs.fed.us 
Description: Northern Land and Sales have requested access to their private land through a 1/4 corner of Forest Service land common with Plum Creek Timber. The quarter corner lies center of Section 36 of T 50N R40W. This is a new special use permit.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/ottawa/projects
Location: UNIT - Ontonagon Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Ontonagon. LEGAL - T50N R40W Section 36. Victoria Road begins in Rockland, MI and access is 4 miles south on Victoria Road to the SE corner of Section 26.
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Ottawa National Forest,   Watersmeet Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R9 - Eastern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Agonikak National Recreation trail Improvement Project
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/01/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
06/2011 Richard McVey
906-932-1330 x511
rmcvey@fs.fed.us 
Description: To make improvements to the Agonikak National Recreation Trail making the trail suitable for use as a bicycle trail, including new trail construction to link the Agonikak trail and the existing bicycle trail in Land O' Lakes Wisconsin.
Web Link:  http://fs.usda.gov/goto/ottawa/projects
Location: UNIT - Watersmeet Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Gogebic. LEGAL - T45N-R39W, Section 34; T44N-R39W, Sections 2, 3, 10, 11, 15, 22, 27 and 33. Agonikak National Recreation Trail, located south of Watersmeet, MI, east of US Highway 45.
Barry - Lindsley Lake Access
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Michelle Holland
906-358-4551 Ext. 21
mholland@fs.fed.us 
Description: To issue a FLPMA special use permit (new issuance) to a private landowner for use and maintenace of an existing road in order to access private property.
Web Link:  http://fs.usda.gov/goto/ottawa/projects
Location: UNIT - Watersmeet Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Gogebic. LEGAL - T44N, R41W, Sec. 16, 17, NE. Site is approximately 10 miles southwest of Watersmeet, MI, near the Michigan/Wiconsin border.
Ellenbecker Sugarbush
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/05/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
12/2010 Michelle Holland
906-358-4551 x21
mholland@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal is to issue a new special use permit for maintaining and operating maple syrup collection lines and equipment on National Forest System lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/ottawa
Location: UNIT - Watersmeet Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Gogebic. LEGAL - T.45N,. R.41W., Section 1, NENE. NFS land is adjacent to Ellenbecker's private property on Beaton's Lake.
Lac Vieux Desert Traditional Garden
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Michelle Holland
906-358-4551 Ext. 21
mholland@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal is to issue a new special use permit for the use and maintenance of a Native American traditional garden on National Forest System lands. The garden would be located at a site historically used by the Lac Vieux Desert tribe for such purposes
Web Link:  http://fs.usda.gov/goto/ottawa/projects
Location: UNIT - Watersmeet Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Gogebic. LEGAL - T43N, R38W, Sec. 6, SESE. The site is on the NW shore of Lac Vieux Desert, south of Sugarbush Road.
SBA/Verizon Telecommunications Tower
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/22/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
10/2010 Michelle Holland
906-358-4551 x21
mholland@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposal is to establish a communication site, approval of a development plan, as well as issuance of a special use lease for construction and operation of a telecommunications tower.
Web Link:  http://fs.usda.gov/goto/ottawa/projects
Location: UNIT - Watersmeet Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Gogebic. LEGAL - T44N, R38W, Sec. 14, NESE. Project area is located on the north/west sdie of FR 3940, immediately to the south of the cleared pipeline right-of-way.
Sylvania Outfitter Reissue 2009
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/30/2010  07/2010 Michelle Holland
906-358-4551 x21
mholland@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal is to reissue a special use permit to Sylvania Outfitters for outfitting on the Ottawa National Forest, Watersmeet Ranger District, as well as for maintaining a nordic ski trail.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/ottawa
Location: UNIT - Watersmeet Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Gogebic. LEGAL - T44N, R38W; T44N, R39W; T44N, R40W; T44N, R41W; T45N, R38W; T45N, R39W; T45N, R40W; T46N, R38W; T46N, R39W. SE area of the Ottawa National Forest, Sylvania Recreation Area and Watersmeet Ranger District.
Tillman SUP, Cloverleaf Lake Access
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/11/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
10/2010 Michelle Holland
906-358-4551 x21
mholland@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposal is to issue a new special use permit for construction, use and maintenance of a road to access private property (approx. 350 feet).
Web Link:  http://fs.usda.gov/goto/ottawa/projects
Location: UNIT - Watersmeet Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Gogebic. LEGAL - T45N, R41W, Sec. 32, SENWNE. The project area is accessed from West Cisco Lake Road, on the northeast side of Cloverleaf Lake.
Trail #3 Relocation
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 06/30/2010  08/2010 Richard McVey
906-932-1330 x511
rmcvey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocate approximately 1 mile of snowmobile trail #3 off of county road to NFS land
Web Link:  http://fs.usda.gov/goto/ottawa/projects
Location: UNIT - Watersmeet Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Gogebic. LEGAL - T47N-R39W, Section 13. Himanka Hill Road; approximately 14 miles northwest of Watersmeet, Michigan.
U.P. Telephone, Fiber Optic Amendment
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/01/2010  07/2010 Michelle Holland
906-358-4551 x21
mholland@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project proposal is to install fiber optic line between the towns of Watersmeet and Paulding, MI, within the existing Hwy. 45 right-of-way. This would be an amendment to the current special use permit held by U.P. Telephone.
Web Link:  http://fs.usda.gov/goto/ottawa/projects
Location: UNIT - Watersmeet Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Gogebic, Ontonagon. LEGAL - T45N, R39W, Sec. 4, 9, 16; T46N, R39W, Sec. 10, 15, 22, 27, 33, 34. Project would take place on the west side of Hwy. 45 between the towns of Watersmeet and Paulding, MI. Activity would take place in the cleared right-of-way.
WE Energies - U.S. 45 Wayside & Private Distribution Line Amendment
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/03/2008 
Expected:10/2010
 
11/2010 Michelle Holland
906-358-4551 Ext. 21
mholland@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal is to place new underground electric line to facilites in wayside from power line on U.S. 45. Proposal also includes adding an underground segment approx. 20' in length to reach private property, as well as a portion of a service box.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/ottawa
Location: UNIT - Watersmeet Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Gogebic. LEGAL - T44N, R39W, Sec. 32, SENE. U.S. 45 Wayside, approximately .50 miles north of Land O'Lakes, WI.
Watersmeet Special Use Road Reissues
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 08/25/2010  08/2010 Michelle Holland
906-358-4551 Ext. 21
mholland@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project proposed to resissue 10 special use road permits to current permit holders on the Watersmeet Ranger District.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/ottawa
Location: UNIT - Watersmeet Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Gogebic. LEGAL - T43N, R38W, Sec. 5 & 6, 9 &10; T44N, R39W, Sec. 15, 29; T44N, R41W, Sec. 5; T45N, R38W, Sec. 7, 19 & 30; T45N, R39W, Sec. 16, 19; T45N, R41W, Sec. 11. These permits are located throughout the Watersmeet R.D. to the following land owners;.
Wiartalla Sugarbush
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:01/2011  01/2011 Michelle Holland
906-358-4551 x21
mholland@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal is to issue a new special use permit for maintaining and operating maple syrup collection equipment on National Forest System lands. Area will occupy less than 5 acres.
Web Link:  http://fs.usda.gov/goto/ottawa/projects
Location: UNIT - Watersmeet Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Gogebic. LEGAL - T45N, R40W, Sec. 1, SE. Sugarbush location is located on the north side of Sucker Lake Road just off FR 5120, approximately 3 miles west of Hwy. 45.
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