Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2013 to 03/31/2013
Superior 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, Superior National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R9 - Eastern Region, Superior National Forest,  Gunflint Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R9 - Eastern Region, Superior National Forest,  Kawishiwi Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R9 - Eastern Region, Superior National Forest,  LaCroix Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R9 - Eastern Region, Superior National Forest,  Laurentian Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R9 - Eastern Region, Superior National Forest,  Tofte 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)  Completed  Actual: 11/28/2012  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.
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Superior National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R9 - Eastern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2013 Federal Hardrock Mineral Prospecting Permits
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:12/2013  02/2014 Matthew Judd
801-626-4300
mjudd@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analysis to address FS consent and BLM issuance of federal hardrock mineral prospecting permits and operating plans.
Location: UNIT - Laurentian Ranger District, Kawishiwi Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook, Koochiching, Lake, St. Louis. Prospecting permit application areas.
BWCAW Non-native Invasive Plant Management Project
EIS
- Special area management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 04/21/2011
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
06/2013 Jack Greenlee
218-229-8817
jackgreenlee@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal for an integrated pest management approach to treat non-native invasive plants beginning with approximately 13 acres of infestations scattered across the 1.1 million acre BWCAW and possibly expanding up to 20 acres over the next 10 years.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34293
Location: UNIT - Gunflint Ranger District, Kawishiwi Ranger District, Tofte Ranger District, LaCroix Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook, Lake, St. Louis. Over 1000 small treatment sites are located throughout the 1.1 million acre BWCAW, primarily at campsites, portages, and old cabin/resort sites.
Cook County Land Exchange
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Land ownership management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2012 
Expected:05/2013  07/2013 Patti DeShaw
218-663-8080
pdeshaw@fs.fed.us 
Description: With this exchange, the United States would acquire 1910.76 acres of non-federal land within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) in exchange for up to apapproximately 1620 acres of federal land.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40660
Location: UNIT - Gunflint Ranger District, Tofte Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook. LEGAL - Cook County. Gunflint and Tofte Ranger Districts.
Minnesota Department of Transportation Allied Radio Matrix for Emergency Response (MnDOT ARMER)
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/20/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
04/2013 Todd Hess
218-626-4371
tahess@fs.fed.us 
Description: Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) proposes to construct two new radio towers and replace two existing towers, showing age and limited capabilities, for the operation of the Allied Radio Matrix for Emergency Response (ARMER) system.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38072
Location: UNIT - Gunflint Ranger District, Kawishiwi Ranger District, Tofte Ranger District, LaCroix Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook, Lake, St. Louis. LEGAL - T63N, R1E, Section 33 NWSE / T61N, R8W, Section 20 NENW / T63N, R9W, Section 8 SESE / T65N, R14W, Section 17 NWNE. Pine Mountain / Forest Center / Fernberg Comm Site / Meander Comm Site.
North Arm Fuels Reduction Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:06/2013  07/2013 John Galazen
218-666-0039
jgalazen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reduce hazardous fuel concentrations west of Burntside Lake from North Arm south to Buckshot Lake.
Location: UNIT - Kawishiwi Ranger District, LaCroix Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. Activities located west of Burntside Lake from Hunch Lake south to Buckshot Lake.
North Shore Restoration Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/14/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2013 
Expected:10/2013
 
10/2013 Rebecca Bartol
218-387-3207
rbartol@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project is to restore native vegetation communities along the North Shore of Lake Superior. This project is in conjunction with the North Shore Forest Collaborative.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36159
Location: UNIT - Gunflint Ranger District, Tofte Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook, Lake. LEGAL - T62N R4E, 3E, 2E, 1E, 1W, 2W and T61N R1W, 2W, 3W, 4W, 5W. The project area is approximately three to five miles wide, along the North Shore of Lake Superior.
PolyMet Land Exchange
EIS
- Land management planning  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 10/13/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 06/2013 
Expected:12/2014
 
04/2015 Thomas Hale
559-920-7748
thale@fs.fed.us 
Description: A land exchange of federal lands in: T59N, R12W, T59N, R13W, and T60N, R13W. Non-federal lands being proposed are located throughout the Superior National Forest in St. Louis, Lake, and Cook counties.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33908
Location: UNIT - Laurentian Ranger District, Gunflint Ranger District, Kawishiwi Ranger District, LaCroix Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook, Lake, St. Louis. LEGAL - Federal: T59N, R12W, Sections 6 &7; T59N, R13W, Sections 1 thru 12, 17, & 18; and T60N, R13W, Sections 33 thru 35. Federal lands located in St. Louis county near Hoyt Lakes. Non-federal lands located in St. Louis, Lake, and Cook counties.
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Superior National Forest,   Gunflint Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R9 - Eastern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Ann Krane Proposal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/15/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2012 
Expected:02/2013
 
05/2013 Bruce Green
218-387-3218
bsgreen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed Walking Trail to Private Land
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37658
Location: UNIT - Gunflint Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook. LEGAL - T63N, R1W, Section 24. North of Eggers Lake, Off of Forest Road 152C.
Edward Chapin
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/31/2012  03/2013 Bruce Green
218-387-3218
bsgreen@fs.fed.us 
Description: 50 feet of access to private land
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40020
Location: UNIT - Gunflint Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook. LEGAL - T61N, R2W, Section 31. North of Ward Lake.
Kevin Woodward Access Proposal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/25/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
03/2013 Bruce Green
218-387-3218
bsgreen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Atv Access to Private Land.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37657
Location: UNIT - Gunflint Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook. LEGAL - T62N, R2W Sections 26 & 27. Trail would start at the end of Forest Road 329.
MN DNR 1072-66 Special Use Access
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/28/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
02/2013 Bruce Green
218-387-3218
bsgreen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Temporary access to State Timber Sale in T62N, R2W, Section 9
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32608
Location: UNIT - Gunflint Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook. LEGAL - T62N, R2W, Section 9. North of Swamp Lake.
Minnesota DNR 107272
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/13/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
02/2013 Bruce Green
218-387-3218
bsgreen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Access to State lands for timber management on old existing route. No new construction. Road will be obliterated after sale is complete.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40126
Location: UNIT - Gunflint Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook. LEGAL - T62N, R 4E, Section 1. Up by the Grand Portage Reservation sign and border.
Minnesota DNR 107273
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/13/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
02/2013 Bruce Green
218-387-3218
bsgreen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Access to State lands for timber management
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40129
Location: UNIT - Gunflint Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook. LEGAL - T61N, R2W, Section 5 and T62N, R2W Section 34. North of Mark Lake.
Minnesota DNR 107274
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/13/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
02/2013 Bruce Green
218-387-3218
bsgreen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Access to State lands for timber management.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40130
Location: UNIT - Gunflint Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook. LEGAL - T63N, R1E, Section 27 and T63N, R1E, Section 34. Just west of Pine Mountain Lake.
Minnesota DNR 107275
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/13/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
02/2013 Bruce Green
218-387-3218
bsgreen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Access to State lands for timber management
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40131
Location: UNIT - Gunflint Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook. LEGAL - T63N, R1E, Section 27. North of Pine Mountain Lake off the Pine Mountain road.
Minnesota DNR 107276
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/13/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
02/2013 Bruce Green
218-387-3218
bsgreen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Access to State lands for timber management.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40132
Location: UNIT - Gunflint Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook. LEGAL - T62N, R4W, Section 8. Access off of County Raod 16.
Mn DNR 107271
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/13/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
02/2013 Bruce Green
218-387-3218
bsgreen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Access to State Lands for timber management on old existing route then about 800 feet of new construction. Access will be obliterated when sale is complete.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40123
Location: UNIT - Gunflint Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook. LEGAL - T62N, R 1E, Section 28. North East of Devil Track Lake.
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Superior National Forest,   Kawishiwi Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R9 - Eastern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Access request from St. Louis County Land Department.
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/23/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
01/2013 Peter Taylor
218-626-4368
prtaylor@fs.fed.us 
Description: The request is for access across federal land for management of county land.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39846
Location: UNIT - Kawishiwi Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - Township 64N, Range 13 West, Section 35. Coxey Pond Road off SLC644 (North Arm Road).
Conveyance Project, Ely Service Center, Case 4549; NEPA Project
CE
- Land management planning  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/14/2012 
Expected:03/2013
 
05/2013 Elizabeth Schleif
218-626-4373
eschleif@fs.fed.us 
Description: This proposal allows for the sale of a former Administrative Site which includes three warehouses, two garages, one dwelling, a carpenter's shop, associated sheds and outbuildings and a 200' self supporting communication tower.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32730
Location: UNIT - Kawishiwi Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - T63N,R12W, Section 33, Parts of SWNE, NWSE, SESE and lots in Fortiers Addition, containing 2.74 acres, more or less. Within the City of Ely.
Lake One Campsite Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:05/2013  07/2013 Christine Nelson
218-365-2098
christinenelson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Kawishiwi Ranger District of the Superior National Forest is proposing to add two campsites to Lake One which is located in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
Location: UNIT - Kawishiwi Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - T63N R9W Sec 22. 20 miles NE of Ely MN, North end of Lake One.
Laurentian Education Ventures Incorporated
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 11/30/2012  12/2012 Joan Weckman
(218)365-7569
jweckman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of Education Center Special Use Permit, for a twenty year term.
Location: UNIT - Kawishiwi Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - T63N,R11W, Section 19, Government Lot 1. Laurentian Education Center, referred to locally as the Outdoor Learning Center, is located approximately five miles east of Ely, Minnesota onthe south shore of Fall Lake, in Lake County, MN.
Mesabi Black Quarry Grout Pile Expansion
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/29/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
06/2013 Matthew Judd
801-626-4300
mjudd@fs.fed.us 
Description: Cold Spring Granite Co. has submitted a request to expand their wast-rock (grout) stockpile approximately 14 acres. This expansion is beyond what is currently approved in their operating plan for the quarry.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40382
Location: UNIT - Kawishiwi Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - SWSW and SESW of Sec. 24, and NWNW and NENW of Sec. 25, T61N R11W. Approximately 10 miles east of Babbitt, Minnesota near Harris Lake.
Mixed Use Motorized Use Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:04/2013  05/2013 John Pierce
218-365-7606
jpierce@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Kawishiwi Ranger District of the Superior National Forest is proposing to allow mixed use of passenger vehicles and ATVs on 5.25 miles of Forest Roads 459 and 457 to enhance long distance recreational vehicle riding opportunities on existing road
Location: UNIT - Kawishiwi Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - T64N, R12W sections 14,20-23,30. Eight miles north of Ely, MN off the Echo Trail.
Pearl Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Land management planning
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2013 
Expected:12/2013  01/2014 Peter Taylor
218-626-4368
prtaylor@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Kawishiwi Ranger District proposes activities to move vegetation toward desired conditions as described in the Forest Plan by managing forest vegetation, reducing hazardous fuel, and managing for wildlife and other resources.
Location: UNIT - Kawishiwi Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - T59-61N, R 9-12W. Activities would be located on NFS lands in portions of the Pearl Project Areas which is approximately 3 miles south of Ely.
Re-issuance of special use authorizations and lease that are scheduled to expire on 12/31/2012.
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/10/2012  01/2013 Katherine Westlin
218-365-7618
kwestlin@fs.fed.us 
Description: The special use authorizations expiring the end of 2012 include six year-round private road special use permits and one communications use lease.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38353
Location: UNIT - Kawishiwi Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Lake, St. Louis. LEGAL - T64N, R12W, Section 24; T63N, R9W, Section 8; T62N, R12W, Section 1; T62N, R11W, Sections 27, 28 & 33; T61N, R13W, Section 1; T60N, R11W, Section 23; T59N, R12W, Sections 9, 10 & 15. Various locations across the Kawishiwi Ranger District.
Slim Lake Campsite Project
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/03/2011 
Expected:01/2013
 
08/2013 Carl Skustad
218-349-8907
cskustad@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Kawishiwi Ranger District of the Superior National Forest is proposing to add a campsite on Slim Lake which is located in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36171
Location: UNIT - Kawishiwi Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - Section 27, T 64 N, R 13W. Slim Lake is located near the North Arm of Burntside Lake, North of Ely, MN. Access is via the Echo Trail and the North Arm Trail.
Temporary seasonal access request from the MN DNR.
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Katherine Westlin
218-365-7618
kwestlin@fs.fed.us 
Description: The request is for new construction of a short-term seasonal access road for management of state land.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38355
Location: UNIT - Kawishiwi Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 35, T64N, R10W. North of Tofte and Jasper Lakes and east of Ely, MN.
Twin Metals Minnesota Hydrogeological Study Special Use Permit
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:11/2013  01/2014 Matthew Judd
801-626-4300
mjudd@fs.fed.us 
Description: Purpose is to obtain hydrogeologic data to prepare models to characterize the existing groundwater environment, baseline groundwater quality, and the relationship of the groundwater with the surface water conditions.
Location: UNIT - Kawishiwi Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Lake, St. Louis. Approximately 10 miles Southeast of Ely, Minnesota.
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Superior National Forest,   LaCroix Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R9 - Eastern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Crane Lake Sustainable Land Corporation Land Exchange Proposal
EA
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/30/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
03/2013 Peter Taylor
218-626-4368
prtaylor@fs.fed.us 
Description: This is a land exchange proposal involving federal land located within and adjacent to the Town of Crane Lake for private land in the general vicinity of Crane Lake and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36327
Location: UNIT - LaCroix Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - Federal land: T67N, R17W, Sec. 23 & 26, Non Federal land: T67N-R16W, Section 7 and T65N-R17W, Sections 4 and 15. Both the federal and nonfederal property are located in the general vicinity of the Town of Crane Lake, Minnesota.
Eastvold Access
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/30/2012  01/2013 Elizabeth Youngstrom
218-666-0038
eayoungstrom@fs.fed.us 
Description: Access to private land across federal.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38716
Location: UNIT - LaCroix Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - T66N R18W sec3. 9 miles west of Crane Lake, MN.
Gilmore Creek Stream Project
CE
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:07/2013  09/2013 Tim Engrav
218-666-0025
tengrav@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project involves the repair and/or replacement of stream habitat structures and the construction of a non-motorized angler access trail to Gilmore Creek.
Location: UNIT - LaCroix Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - section 4, T65N R19W. Upper section of Gilmore Creek, west of the Arrowhead Snowmobile Trail.
LaCroix 2012 Reissues
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/30/2012  11/2012 Elizabeth Youngstrom
218-666-0038
eayoungstrom@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissues of existing projects
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38089
Location: UNIT - LaCroix Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LaCroix Ranger District, various locations.
Pelican Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Special use management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 11/20/2012  11/2012 Linda Merriman
218-365-2095
lmerriman@fs.fed.us 
Description: The LaCroix Ranger District proposes to create young forest, promote existing white pine regeneration, enhance scenic quality, reduce hazardous fuels, manage forest roads, and conduct vegetation management through harvest, non-harvest, and planting.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36056
Location: UNIT - LaCroix Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - T65-68N, R17-20W. Activities would be located on NFS lands in portions of the Pelican Project Area which is bounded by state Hwy 53 on the west, county Hwy 23 on the south, and the Vermilion River on part of the east.
Polus Access
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/30/2012  03/2013 Elizabeth Youngstrom
218-666-0038
eayoungstrom@fs.fed.us 
Description: Access to private land across federal.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39528
Location: UNIT - LaCroix Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - T67N R20W sec28. 12 miles north of Orr MN.
Rokeh Access Request
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/28/2012 
Expected:06/2013
 
06/2013 Elizabeth Youngstrom
218-666-0038
eayoungstrom@fs.fed.us 
Description: Access to private land
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38087
Location: UNIT - LaCroix Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - T66N R18W sec18. 8 miles NE of Orr, MN.
St. Louis County LAC1601-53
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/30/2012  03/2013 Elizabeth Youngstrom
218-666-0038
eayoungstrom@fs.fed.us 
Description: Access to county land for management activities.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39529
Location: UNIT - LaCroix Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - T66N R16W sec22, 27, 28. 7 miles east of Buyck MN.
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Superior National Forest,   Laurentian Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R9 - Eastern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Laurentian 2012 Reissues
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 11/16/2012  12/2012 Elizabeth Youngstrom
218-666-0038
eayoungstrom@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue of existing permits
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38088
Location: UNIT - Laurentian Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. Laurentian Ranger District, various locations.
MNDNR Access Request LAU1070-23
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 12/11/2012  01/2013 Elizabeth Youngstrom
218-666-0038
eayoungstrom@fs.fed.us 
Description: Access to state land for management activities
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38173
Location: UNIT - Laurentian Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - T61N R18W sec13. 4 miles east of Angora.
MNDNR LAU1070-25
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 12/11/2012  01/2013 Elizabeth Youngstrom
218-666-0038
eayoungstrom@fs.fed.us 
Description: MNDNR - Access to State land for management activities
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39368
Location: UNIT - Laurentian Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - T58N R18W sec21. 6 miles NW of Finland MN.
Northshore Snowmobile Trail Conversion
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2012 
Expected:02/2013  05/2013 Christopher Loudenslager
218-229-8815
cloudenslager@fs.fed.us 
Description: Lake County and the Minnesota DNR propose to upgrade segments of the Northshore Snowmobile Trail on the Superior National Forest to accomodate summer ATV use.
Location: UNIT - Laurentian Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - T 56N R 9W, Sections 24, 25, 35, and 36,. The south-east corner of the Laurentian Ranger District, Superior National Forest; approximately seven miles west of Silver Bay, Minnesota; on.
Skibo Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/10/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
07/2013 Andrew Skowlund
218-229-8800
amskowlund@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed activities in the project area are intended to move vegetation from its existing condition toward the desired conditions as described in the Forest Plan by managing forest vegetation age, composition, structure, and spatial patterns.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37817
Location: UNIT - Laurentian Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - T56-58N, R12-14W. Activities would be located on NFS lands in portions of the Skibo Project Area East of Hoyt Lakes, MN.
St. Louis County LAU1002-25
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 12/11/2012  01/2013 Elizabeth Youngstrom
218-666-0038
eayoungstrom@fs.fed.us 
Description: Access to county land for management activities
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37742
Location: UNIT - Laurentian Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - T61N R17W sec 29-33. 7 miles north of Britt.
St. Louis County Public Works - Folsom
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/24/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
05/2013 Elizabeth Youngstrom
218-666-0038
eayoungstrom@fs.fed.us 
Description: Realignment of Folsom Rd
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34183
Location: UNIT - Laurentian Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - T60N R19W sec 23. Lake Fourteen north of Virginia, MN.
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Superior National Forest,   Tofte Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R9 - Eastern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Dent Lake Campsite Relocation
CE
- Special area management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/18/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2012 
Expected:03/2013
 
04/2013 Jonathan Benson
218-663-8085
jabenson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project proposes to relocate an existing BWCAW campsite on Dent Lake to a more suitable & sustainable location nearby. Current site is not used due to its proximity to another campsite and is also located on an area with unstable soil.
Location: UNIT - Tofte Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook. LEGAL - Townships 63 North, Range 5 West, Section 5. Activities are located on National Forest System (NFS) land in Townships 63 North, Range 5 West, Section 5. This campsite is located on Dent Lake, a remote interior lake within the BWCAW.
Swamper Lake Snowmobile Re-route
CE
- Recreation management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 09/07/2012  10/2012 Thomas Kaffine
218-387-3206
tkaffine@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposal is decommissioning 1500ft of snowmobile trail and opening up 900ft of re-route snowmobile trail.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37625
Location: UNIT - Tofte Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook. Township 63 North, Range 1 East.
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