Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2012 to 06/30/2012
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
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.
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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
Effects of Emerald Ash Borer on Black Ash Wetlands Research Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Research and Development 
Completed  Actual: 03/16/2012  12/2012 Mark Fedora
(906) 932-1330, ext. 318
mfedora@fs.fed.us 
Description: Black ash wetlands will be studied to determine the potential impacts of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). The objective of the project is to determine how best to respond to EAB infestation in black ash wetlands to maintain them as forested wetlands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35715
Location: UNIT - Ottawa National Forest All Units. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Ontonagon. Sites will be selected across the Ottawa National Forest. Sixteen small wetlands dominated by mature black ash on mineral soils will be selected randomly.
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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
2011 Ontonagon Bergland Special Use Permit Reissues
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 03/02/2012  03/2012 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 - Bergland Ranger District, Ontonagon Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Ontonagon. LEGAL - Gutowski T48N R44W Sec. 22,23; Meleen T50N R35W Sec. 24, FR 2298; Reske T50N R37W Sec 24, 25; Toivonen T49N R38W Sec 20, 21; Pantti T50N R39W Sec 20; Volkman T49N R41W Sec 17. Gutowski 10 mi Wof Bergland off M-28, Meleen FR 2298 2 mi Wof Prickett Lk, Pantti 2.5 mi SW of Rockland, Reske off FR 1700 4 mi S of M-38, Toivonen FR 862 10 mi. N of Trout Crk, Volkman NW 6 mi Bergld.
Ameritech Fiber Optic Reissue
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 03/07/2012  03/2012 Dawn Buss-Glodowski
906-884-2411, ext 15, or 2085
dbussglodowski@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal is to reissue permits for existing utility lines on NFS land. Lineslocated on the north side of U.S. 2 and west side of Kimberly Rd between Watersmeet and Marenisco, MI, and Forest Hwy 16 running from State Hwy 38 down to Kenton, MI
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=29504
Location: UNIT - Bessemer Ranger District, Kenton Ranger District, Ontonagon Ranger District, Watersmeet Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Gogebic, Houghton, Ontonagon. LEGAL - T45N R39W Sec. 29-30; T45NR40W 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; T50N R37W S3,10,14,15,23, T48N R37W, T47N R37W. Line is located on the north side of U.S. 2 and the west side of Kimberly Rd., between Watersmeet and Marenisco, MI, and FH 16 from State Hwy M-38 down to Kenton, MI.
Great Lakes Gas Pipeline Reissue
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/04/2010 
Expected:07/2012
 
07/2012 Michelle Holland
906-358-4021
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.
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.
Interior Healthy Forest Restoration Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Minerals and Geology
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2012 
Expected:03/2013  06/2012 Marlanea French-Pombier
906-358-4031
mfrenchpombier@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project, developed through public collaboration efforts, would maintain and/or improve conditions based on (1) Forest Plan direction to provide for healthy, resilient and diverse ecosystems; and (2) action items outlined in a local CWPP.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37967
Location: UNIT - Iron River Ranger District, Kenton Ranger District, Watersmeet Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Gogebic, Iron, Ontonagon. LEGAL - T45N R38W S 3-5, 9, 10; T46N R38W S 3-10,15-22, 28-33; T46N R39W S 1-18, 22-27, 34, 36; T47N R38W S 7, 8, 16-21, 28-33, T47N R39W S 13-36; T47N R40W S 13, 24, 25, 36. Project is located on Watersmeet and Kenton Ranger Districts in Ontonagon and Gogebic counties.
Ontonagon Co. Telephone Special Use Permit Reissue
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 03/13/2012  03/2012 Dawn Buss-Glodowski
906-884-2411, ext 15, or 2085
dbussglodowski@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to issue a new permit replacing existing expiring permit for access across National Forest lands for the purpose of constructing and maintaining telephone lines. A new permit would set terms and conditions for use up to 30 years.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35617
Location: UNIT - Bergland Ranger District, Ontonagon Ranger District, Watersmeet Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Ontonagon. LEGAL - T50N R37W Sec. 4,5; T50N R42W Sec. 28; T50N R39W Sec. 16, 34; T49N R39W Sec. 3, 15, 16, 21, 28; T47N R39W Sec. 21, 28; T46N R39W Sec. 4, 9, 10, 15, 16. Various locations along US Hwy 45 from Rockland to Paulding; off Forest Road 630; near Courtney Lake off Mich. State Hwy 38.
Ontonagon County Road Commission Bergland Permit Reissue
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/05/2012  03/2012 Dawn Buss-Glodowski
906-884-2411, ext 15, or 2085
dbussglodowski@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue expired permit for Bergland Road Commission warehouse and garage off Hwy M-64.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=20439
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.
WE Energies Special Use Permit Amendment, Tamarack Lake
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/29/2011 
Expected:07/2012
 
07/2012 Michelle Holland
906-358-4021
mholland@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal is issue a special use permit amendment for installation of approximately 4.50 miles of new electric line in an existing road right-of-way.
Location: UNIT - Iron River Ranger District, Watersmeet Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Gogebic, Iron. LEGAL - T44N, R38W, Sec. 13, 14, Gogebic County. T45N, R37W, Sec. 31, SE; T44N, R37W, Sec. 5, 7, 8, 18. Line would be installed along the south side of Old U.S. 2, and the west side of FR 3940.
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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
Norwich Mine Interpretive Trail Improvement
CE
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/10/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
06/2012 Leann Colburn
906-852-3500, ext. 21
lscolburn@fs.fed.us 
Description: Maintenance of existing mule trail. Drainage improvements to existing trail to cemetery. Parking lot development off FR6479. Non-native invasive plant control.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37459
Location: UNIT - Bergland Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Ontonagon. LEGAL - NE 1/4 Sec 12 T49N R8E. Norwich Road and FR6479 approximately 8 miles north of Highway M28 in Ontonagon County.
Trans Superior Resources Inc. - Federal Hardrock Minerals Proposecting Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2012 
Expected:11/2012  01/2013 Leann Colburn
906-852-3500, ext. 21
lscolburn@fs.fed.us 
Description: Trans Superior Resources, Inc is proposing to prospect for metallic minerals that are federal minerals on Forest Service System lands. The company will be looking for gold, platinum, nickel, and cobalt.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38891
Location: UNIT - Bergland Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Ontonagon. LEGAL - T49N, R41W, in the NE and the S1/2 of the NW1/4 of Section 4; the SW1/4 of Section 5; and the N1/2 of Section 8. The project is located on the Bergland Ranger District in the Township of Matchwood in Ontonagon County, and includes about 720 acres of National Forest System lands.
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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 FY2011
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 11/22/2011  12/2011 Caleb Butcher
906-932-1330 x308
cbutcher@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal is to reissue three existing special use road permits for access to private lands.
Location: UNIT - Bessemer Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Gogebic. LEGAL - T45N, R43W, Sec. 30; T45N, R44W, Sec. 25; T45N, R44W, Sec. 12; T45N, R43W, Sec 7; T45N, R41W, Sec. 2, Sec. 35, Sec. 36, Sec. 25. Various existing roads on the Bessemer District.
Crooks Special Use Access
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/10/2010 
Expected:07/2012
 
07/2012 Michelle Holland
906-358-4021
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.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=29496
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  On Hold  N/A  N/A Michelle Holland
906-358-4021
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.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=29499
Location: UNIT - Bessemer Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Gogebic. LEGAL - T46N, R44W, Sec. 26, NWSW. Access is from FR 8300.
Linn Special Use Proposal, Wolf Mountain
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/12/2011 
Expected:07/2012
 
07/2012 Michelle Holland
906-358-4021
mholland@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal is to issue a special use permit to authorize construction of approximately 0.12 miles of road, and reconstruction of approx 0.13 miles of road to access private property.
Location: UNIT - Bessemer Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Gogebic. LEGAL - T47N, R44W, Sec. 14, SWNW. Proposed route is accessed from private land at the end of FR 8647, north of Marenisco, MI.
Mazol & Mitten SUP, Elbow Lake Access
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/10/2010 
Expected:07/2012
 
07/2012 Michelle Holland
906-358-4021
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).
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.
Narrows Creek Restoration Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/13/2011 
Expected:04/2012
 
08/2012 Patrick Malta
906-852-3500 Ext 22
prmalta@fs.fed.us 
Description: Remove debris that is blocking the mouth of Narrows Creek in order to restore its connection with the Black River. Build log jams from wood and excavated material from the creek mouth and imported boulders to improve the the creek grade.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37621
Location: UNIT - Bessemer Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Gogebic. LEGAL - NE of Section 17, T48N, R46W. Approximately 6 miles north of Bessemer, Michigan at the Narrows Creek- Black River confluence.
Redboat Resource Management Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Special use management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/25/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
09/2012 Marlanea French-Pombier
906-358-4551
mfrenchpombier@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project includes timber management, enhancement to wildlife, fisheries, and riparian habitat, recreation and transportation system improvements. This project proposes to clearcut some areas that would exceed 40 acres in size to regenerate aspen.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35518
Location: UNIT - Bessemer Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Gogebic. LEGAL - T45N R43W, Sections 5-7; T45W R44W Sections 1-12, 13-15, 22-24; T46N R43W, Sections 16-21, 28-33; T46N R44W Sections 5-9, 13-36. Southwest corner of the Bessemer Ranger District and west of the city of Marenisco, Michigan.
Teclaw Special Use Road Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/14/2008 
Expected:07/2012
 
07/2012 Michelle Holland
906-358-4021
mholland@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special Use Road Permit (new issuance)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=25114
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
AT&T Fiber Optic Installation
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Michelle Holland
906-358-4021
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.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=25876
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  Completed  Actual: 02/21/2012  03/2012 Michelle Holland
906-358-4021
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.
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  Completed  Actual: 02/21/2012  03/2012 Michelle Holland
906-358-4021
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.
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.
Ehinger Special Use Proposal, Goldmine Road
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/31/2011 
Expected:07/2012
 
07/2012 Michelle Holland
906-358-4021
mholland@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal is to issue a special use permit for use and maintenance of an existing road on National Forest System land, for access to private property.
Location: UNIT - Iron River Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iron. LEGAL - T44N, R36W, Sec. 23, SW. Access is off of FR 3470 (Goldmine Road), on FR 3477.
Iron River Special Use Road Reissues FY2011
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 12/20/2011  02/2012 Caleb Butcher
906-932-1330 x308
cbutcher@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of Various Special use road permits on the Iron River Ranger District
Location: UNIT - Iron River Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Gogebic. LEGAL - T46N, R35W, Sec. 32, SENW; T45N, R35W, Sec. 28, NENW; T45N, R37W, Sec. 36, SESE, NESE; T44N, R35W, Sec. 14, NENE; T43N, R35W, Sec. 4, NESW; T43N R37W Sec. 11 E1/2, SW. Various existing roads on the Iron River District.
Kunkle SUP, James Lake Access
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/08/2010 
Expected:07/2012
 
07/2012 Michelle Holland
906-358-4021
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.
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  Completed  Actual: 02/21/2012  03/2012 Michelle Holland
906-358-4021
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).
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  Completed  Actual: 02/21/2012  03/2012 Michelle Holland
906-358-4021
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.
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  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2008 
Expected:07/2012
 
07/2012 Michelle Holland
906-358-4021
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.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=25875
Location: UNIT - Iron River Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iron. LEGAL - T45 N, R 36 W, Section 4 NE NE. Forest Road 3426.
Tarsi Special Use Proposal, Net River
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/31/2011 
Expected:07/2012
 
07/2012 Michelle Holland
906-358-4021
mholland@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal is to issue a special use permit for use and maintenance of existing roads on National Forest System lands.
Location: UNIT - Iron River Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iron. LEGAL - T45N, R35W, Sec. 25, S1/2, 26 and 36. Proposed access is FR 2185, east of FR 2180 (Blockhouse Road).
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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
2011 Kenton Special Use Permits
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/11/2012
01/11/2012 
03/2012 Dawn Buss-Glodowski
906-884-2411, ext 15, or 2085
dbussglodowski@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to issue three new Special Use Permits to separate private landowners for access to their private property across National Forest land using existing travelways. New permits would set terms and conditions for use up to 10 years.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35639
Location: UNIT - Kenton Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Baraga, Houghton, Iron. LEGAL - Nurkala T 48N R35W Section 34; Ross T48N R37 W Section 26 FR 1226, Santner T46N R37W Section 16. Nurkala appx. 1.5 mi. east of Sidnaw off State Hwy M-28; Ross FR 1226 appx. 2 miles north of Kenton, MI, Santner FR 3610-N appx. 8 miles south and west of Kenton, MI.
Blazekovic and Reck Special Use Permit Reissues
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/11/2012  03/2012 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 landowners for access to their private lands across National Forest land using existing travelways. New permits would set terms and conditions for use up to 10 years.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35626
Location: UNIT - Kenton Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iron, Ontonagon. LEGAL - Blazekovic T46N R35W FR 2132 and un-named spur Sec 10; Reck T48NR38W Section 4 FR 835 and un-named spur Section 4. Kenton Ranger District, Blazekovic off FR 2132 appx. 9 miles south of Sidnaw, MI ; Reck off FR 845 appx. 7 miles north of Trout Creek MI.
Forest Road 3616 Culvert Replacement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 01/11/2012  10/2012 Patrick Malta
906-852-3500 Ext 22
prmalta@fs.fed.us 
Description: Activity involves replacing an existing culvert to improve aquatic organism passage, access to additional habitat, channel shape and structure, reduce stream sedimentation and erosion, and maintain safe and functional transportation.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37428
Location: UNIT - Kenton Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Iron. LEGAL - SE1/4 of Section 18, T46N, R37W in Iron County. Located approximately 8 miles southwest of Kenton, MI on Forest Road 3616 at the crossing of the West Branch of the Jumbo River.
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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
Kamarianen and Pestka Special Use Permits
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 03/01/2012  03/2012 Dawn Buss-Glodowski
906-884-2411, ext 15, or 2085
dbussglodowski@fs.fed.us 
Description: Two separate parties have requested access in separate locations to their private lands via Special Use permit (new issuance) on existing travelways. New permits would set terms and conditions for use up to 10 years.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35640
Location: UNIT - Ontonagon Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Houghton. LEGAL - Kamarianen T49N R35W SE section 6, NW Section 7 ; Pestka T49N R37W Section 3. Kamarienen is approximately 12 miles southwest of Baraga, MI off FR 2270; Pestka is approximately 14 miles north of Kenton, MI or 9 miles south east of Mass City, MI off FR 1470.
Plum Creek Victoria Private Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/20/2010 
Expected:04/2012
 
06/2012 Dawn Buss-Glodowski
906-884-2411, ext 15, or 2085
dbussglodowski@fs.fed.us 
Description: Northern Land and Sales requested access to pvt land thru common 1/4 corner of FS and Plum Creek Timber. 1/4corner center of T50N R40W sec36. Field analysis completed 8/2010, NLS sold land 7/2010. PlumC still request access to their land, same route.
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 25.
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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
Ellenbecker Sugarbush
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/05/2010 
Expected:07/2012
 
07/2012 Michelle Holland
906-358-4021
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.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=29482
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.
Gough Special Use Proposal, Paulding
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/30/2011 
Expected:07/2012
 
07/2012 Michelle Holland
906-358-4021
mholland@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal is to issue a special use permit for use and maintenance of an existing driveway on National Forest System lands. Driveway is approximately 75 feet long.
Location: UNIT - Watersmeet Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Ontonagon. LEGAL - T46N, R39W, Sec. 15, SWNW. Driveway is located off of Old U.S. 45, south of Paulding, MI.
Marion Lake Special Use Proposal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/11/2011 
Expected:07/2012
 
07/2012 Michelle Holland
906-358-4021
mholland@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal is to issue a special use permit to an association for use and maintenance of a existing roads on National Forest System land.
Location: UNIT - Watersmeet Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Gogebic. LEGAL - T45N, R38W, Sec. 31, 32. FR 3982 and 3982-C, located on the south end of Marion Lake, east of Watersmeet, MI.
WE Energies - U.S. 45 Wayside & Private Distribution Line Amendment
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/03/2008 
Expected:07/2012
 
07/2012 Michelle Holland
906-358-4021
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.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=17745
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 - FY2011
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 12/20/2011  02/2012 Caleb Butcher
906-932-1330 x308
cbutcher@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal is to reissue two existing special use road permits for access to private lands
Location: UNIT - Watersmeet Ranger District. STATE - Michigan. COUNTY - Gogebic. LEGAL - T44N, R39W, Sec. 19, SENW, NESW; T44N, R39W, Sec. 3, NWSW. Various existing roads on the Watersmeet District.
Wiartalla Sugarbush
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Michelle Holland
906-358-4021
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.
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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