Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2013 to 09/30/2013
Superior 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) :
R9 - Eastern Region, Superior National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
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)

Superior 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
2013 Gypsy Moth Slow-the-Spread Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 06/17/2013  07/2013 Peter Taylor
218-626-4368
prtaylor@fs.fed.us 
Description: Treatment of forest lands to slow the spread of the non-native invasive species, gypsy moth. The treatment is a species specific pheremone called disparlure.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41364
Location: UNIT - Superior National Forest All Units. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - Saint Louis County, Minnesota. Saint Louis County, Minnesota.
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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
BWCAW Non-native Invasive Plant Management Project
EIS
- Special area management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/01/2013
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 08/2013 
Expected:09/2013
 
10/2013 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 14 acres of infestations scattered across the 1.1 million acre BWCAW and possibly expanding up to 60 acres over the next 10 years.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 11/15/2012 
Expected:12/2013
 
02/2014 Christina Iozzo
218-663-8084
cmiozzo@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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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.
Federal Hardrock Mineral Prospecting Permits #2
EA
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Notice of Initiation 03/2014 
Expected:06/2015  06/2015 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. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Prospecting permit application areas.
North Arm Fuels Reduction Project
CE
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:07/2013  08/2013 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40795
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:
Notice of Initiation 12/14/2012
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 10/2013 
Expected:02/2014
 
05/2014 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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 09/2013 
Expected:12/2014
 
04/2015 Shirley Frank
559-920-6358
safrank@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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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 07/2013 
Expected:08/2013
 
09/2013 Bruce Green
218-387-3218
bsgreen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed Walking Trail to Private Land
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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.
Gunflint Volunteer Fire Department
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2013 
Expected:08/2013  09/2013 Bruce Green
218-387-3218
bsgreen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct a straight road to the main access road from the fire hall.
Location: UNIT - Gunflint Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook. LEGAL - T66N R4W, Section 30.
Kevin Woodward Access Proposal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/15/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2013 
Expected:08/2013
 
09/2013 Bruce Green
218-387-3218
bsgreen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Atv Access to Private Land.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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 07/2013 
Expected:08/2013
 
09/2013 Bruce Green
218-387-3218
bsgreen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Temporary access to State Timber Sale in T62N, R2W, Section 9
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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 07/2013 
Expected:08/2013
 
09/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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 07/2013 
Expected:08/2013
 
08/2013 Bruce Green
218-387-3218
bsgreen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Access to State lands for timber management
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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 07/2013 
Expected:08/2013
 
08/2013 Bruce Green
218-387-3218
bsgreen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Access to State lands for timber management.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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 07/2013 
Expected:08/2013
 
09/2013 Bruce Green
218-387-3218
bsgreen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Access to State lands for timber management
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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 07/2013 
Expected:08/2013
 
09/2013 Bruce Green
218-387-3218
bsgreen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Access to State lands for timber management.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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.
Minnesota DNR 107279
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2013 
Expected:09/2013  10/2013 Bruce Green
218-387-3218
bsgreen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Access to a State timber sale
Location: UNIT - Gunflint Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook. LEGAL - T63N, R2E, Sections 15, 21 & 22. South of Forest Raod 141F.
Minnesota DNR Gun 107277
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2013 
Expected:08/2013  09/2013 Bruce Green
218-387-3218
bsgreen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Access to a Stste timber sale.
Location: UNIT - Gunflint Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook. LEGAL - T64N R1E, Section 34. East of Brule River.
Mn DNR 107271
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/13/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2013 
Expected:08/2013
 
09/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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  Completed  Actual: 01/07/2013  02/2013 Katherine Westlin
218-365-7618
kwestlin@fs.fed.us 
Description: The request is for access across federal land for management of county land.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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).
Barrett access to private property off the Fernberg Road.
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2013 
Expected:11/2013  12/2013 Katherine Westlin
218-365-7618
kwestlin@fs.fed.us 
Description: The request is to utilize 0.13 mile of an existing road and to construct approximately 190 feet of new road for all season, long-term access across federal land.
Location: UNIT - Kawishiwi Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - T63N, R11W, Section 18. Off the Fernberg Road near Pea Soup Lake east of Ely, MN.
Conveyance Project, Ely Service Center, Case 4549; NEPA Project
CE
- Land management planning  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/14/2012 
Expected:12/2013
 
02/2014 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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 Country Power Amendment to Special Use Permit.
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2013 
Expected:11/2013  12/2013 Katherine Westlin
218-365-7618
kwestlin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Request is for the new construction of a power line corridor across federal land to provide customer service to private property.
Location: UNIT - Kawishiwi Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - T63N, R10W, Section 18.
Lake One Campsite Project
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/11/2013 
Expected:08/2013
 
09/2013 Carl Skustad
218-349-8907
cskustad@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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40834
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.
MN DNR temporary winter road access to manage state lands.
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2013 
Expected:11/2013  12/2013 Katherine Westlin
218-365-7618
kwestlin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Request is for use of an old winter road to provide temporary winter access to state land.
Location: UNIT - Kawishiwi Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - T60N, R11W, Section 33.
Mesabi Black Quarry Grout Pile Expansion
EA
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 06/14/2013  08/2013 Matthew Judd
218-626-4382
comments-eastern-superior@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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40382
Location: UNIT - Kawishiwi Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Lake. 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
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 03/18/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 08/2013 
Expected:11/2013
 
11/2013 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
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40836
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
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Notice of Initiation 08/2013 
Expected:09/2014  10/2014 Susan Catton
218-365-7572
scatton@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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40841
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.
Reissuance Special Use Permits that Expire on 12/31/2013
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2013 
Expected:11/2013  12/2013 Katherine Westlin
218-365-7618
kwestlin@fs.fed.us 
Description: The special use authorizations expiring the end of 2013 include two combination road and motorized trail permits one of which also includes a parking area.
Location: UNIT - Kawishiwi Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Lake, St. Louis. LEGAL - T64N, R12W, Section 24, T64N, R11W, Sections 19 and 20.
Slim Lake Campsite Project
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/03/2011 
Expected:08/2013
 
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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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.
St. Louis County Public Works Department - Hanson Lake Road
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2013 
Expected:11/2013  12/2013 Katherine Westlin
218-365-7618
kwestlin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Request is for continued access of the Hanson Lake Road for an all season, long-term public road.
Location: UNIT - Kawishiwi Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - T64N, R12W, Section 30 and T63N, R13W, Section 1. Hanson Lake Road off County Road 116 north of Ely, MN.
Twin Metals Minnesota Hydrogeological Study Special Use Permit
EA
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Notice of Initiation 08/2013 
Expected:08/2014  08/2014 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40756
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
Buck Rub Amendment
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/08/2013 
Expected:10/2013
 
10/2013 Elizabeth Youngstrom
218-666-0038
eayoungstrom@fs.fed.us 
Description: Access to private land accross federal.
Location: UNIT - LaCroix Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - T65N R17W sec10, 14. Approximately 1.5 miles SE of Buyck, MN.
Crane Lake Sustainable Land Corporation Land Exchange Proposal
EA
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/30/2012 
Expected:09/2013
 
10/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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.
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.
Kabetogama Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Notice of Initiation 02/2014 
Expected:02/2015  03/2015 Terri Thomas
218-666-0054
terriathomas@fs.fed.us 
Description: The LaCroix Ranger District proposed to create young forest, promote white pine regeneration, enhance scenic quality, reduce hazardous fuels, manage forest roads, and conduct vegetation management through harvest, nonharvest, and planting.
Location: UNIT - LaCroix Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - T66-67N, R20-21W.
LaCroix 2013 Re-issues
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/17/2013 
Expected:12/2013
 
01/2014 Elizabeth Youngstrom
218-666-0038
eayoungstrom@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue of existing Special Use Permits
Location: UNIT - LaCroix Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. Various location on LaCroix Ranger District.
Rokeh Access Request
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/28/2012 
Expected:12/2013
 
01/2014 Elizabeth Youngstrom
218-666-0038
eayoungstrom@fs.fed.us 
Description: Access to private land
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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 LAC1601-54
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/08/2013 
Expected:12/2013
 
12/2013 Elizabeth Youngstrom
218-666-0038
eayoungstrom@fs.fed.us 
Description: Access to county land for management activities.
Location: UNIT - LaCroix Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - T65N R18W sec6. 6 miles NE of Orr, 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
ALLETE Inc.
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/13/2013 
Expected:12/2013
 
12/2013 Elizabeth Youngstrom
218-666-0038
eayoungstrom@fs.fed.us 
Description: Access to private land across federal.
Location: UNIT - Laurentian Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - T59N R17W Section 18; T59N R18W Section 13. 5 miles north of Virginia, Minnesota.
Laurentian 2013 Re-issues
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/13/2013 
Expected:12/2013
 
01/2014 Elizabeth Youngstrom
218-666-0038
eayoungstrom@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue of existing Special Use Permits
Location: UNIT - Laurentian Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Lake, St. Louis. Various locations on the Laurentian Ranger District.
MNDNR - LAU1071 57
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/13/2013 
Expected:12/2013
 
12/2013 Elizabeth Youngstrom
218-666-0038
eayoungstrom@fs.fed.us 
Description: Access to state land for management activities.
Location: UNIT - Laurentian Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - T58N R12W Section 26 and 35. 7 miles NE of Fairbanks.
Northshore Trail Enhancement Project
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2013 
Expected:12/2013  01/2014 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 ATV use.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40769
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.
Peterson Access
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/13/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
07/2013 Elizabeth Youngstrom
218-666-0038
eayoungstrom@fs.fed.us 
Description: Access to private land across federal.
Location: UNIT - Laurentian Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - T60N R19W Section 13. Lake Fourteen Area.
Skibo Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/20/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
09/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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 38
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/13/2013 
Expected:12/2013
 
12/2013 Elizabeth Youngstrom
218-666-0038
eayoungstrom@fs.fed.us 
Description: Access to county land for management activities.
Location: UNIT - Laurentian Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - T57N R13W Section 3; T58N R13W Section 34. 8 miles SE of Hoyt Lakes.
St. Louis County LAU1002 39
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/13/2013 
Expected:03/2014
 
03/2014 Elizabeth Youngstrom
218-666-0038
eayoungstrom@fs.fed.us 
Description: Access to county land for management activities.
Location: UNIT - Laurentian Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - T56N R14W Section 3 and 10. 11 miles south of Hoyt Lakes.
St. Louis County LAU1002 40
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/13/2013 
Expected:10/2013
 
10/2013 Elizabeth Youngstrom
218-666-0038
eayoungstrom@fs.fed.us 
Description: Access to county land for management activities.
Location: UNIT - Laurentian Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - T57N R12W Section 7. 4 miles north of Cadotte Lake.
St. Louis County LAU1002 42
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/13/2013 
Expected:09/2013
 
09/2013 Elizabeth Youngstrom
218-666-0038
eayoungstrom@fs.fed.us 
Description: Access to county land for management activities
Location: UNIT - Laurentian Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - T57N R13W Sections 5 and 8. 6 miles SE of Hoyt Lakes.
St. Louis County LAU1002-46
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/22/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
06/2013 Elizabeth Youngstrom
218-666-0038
eayoungstrom@fs.fed.us 
Description: Access to county land for management activities.
Location: UNIT - Laurentian Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - T61N R17W sec17. 10 miles east of Angora.
St. Louis County Public Works - Folsom
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/24/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2013 
Expected:02/2014
 
02/2014 Elizabeth Youngstrom
218-666-0038
eayoungstrom@fs.fed.us 
Description: Realignment of Folsom Rd
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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.
Zeidler Access
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/13/2013 
Expected:10/2013
 
10/2013 Elizabeth Youngstrom
218-666-0038
eayoungstrom@fs.fed.us 
Description: Access to private land across federal
Location: UNIT - Laurentian Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - St. Louis. LEGAL - T61N R17W Section 11. 8 miles east of Sherman Corners.
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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 07/2013 
Expected:09/2013
 
10/2013 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.
Windy Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 04/12/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 12/2013 
Expected:02/2014
 
03/2014 Peter Taylor
218-626-4368
prtaylor@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project purpose is to promote diverse and healthy vegetation communities by creating young forest through even-aged harvest, improving stand conditions through intermediate harvests and restoring stand conditions through non-harvest activities.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41909
Location: UNIT - Tofte Ranger District. STATE - Minnesota. COUNTY - Cook, Lake. LEGAL - T61N R8W,7W,6W; T60N R8W, 7W, 6W. Three miles northeast of Isabella, MN.
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