Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2010 to 12/31/2010
Hoosier 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, Hoosier National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R9 - Eastern Region, Hoosier National Forest,  Brownstown Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R9 - Eastern Region, Hoosier National Forest,  Tell City Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

Projects Occurring Nationwide  

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

           *NEW LISTING*
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/27/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 Glen Stein
208-869-5405
gstein@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service will prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement for the continued nationwide aerial application of fire retardant on National Forest System lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/retardant/index.html
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
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Hoosier 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
Forest Plan Amendment #1
EIS
- Land management planning  Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 01/2011 
Expected:10/2011  11/2011 Judi Perez
812-275-5987
r9_hoosier_website@fs.fed.us 
Description: An amendment to the Forest Plan to better protect caves and other karst resources while moving Forest ecosystems toward the desired conditions described in the Forest Plan.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/hoosier/projects.htm
Location: UNIT - Hoosier National Forest All Units. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Brown, Crawford, Dubois, Jackson, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Orange, Perry. Forest wide.
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Hoosier National Forest,   Brownstown Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R9 - Eastern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Dutch Ridge
CE
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/02/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
01/2011 Christopher Thornton
812-547-7051
r9_hoosier_website@fs.fed.us 
Description: Propose to reduce density of trees and improve stand structure through a 46 acre single tree selection harvest and regenerate a 20 acre stand using group selection harvest. Each group would range from 0.25 to 3 acres in size.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32687
Location: UNIT - Brownstown Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Lawrence, Monroe. LEGAL - NW 1/4 Section 2, T6N, R1E; SW1/4 Section 35, T7N, R1E. This project is located on the Brownstown Ranger District approximately four miles north of Heltonville, Indiana.
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Hoosier National Forest,   Tell City Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R9 - Eastern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
4-H Tree Farm LLC Driveway Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 08/26/2010  09/2010 Tom Krueger
812-547-9244
tkrueger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a permit to construct a single lane driveway across a 200-foot length of National Forest System (NFS) land.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33477
Location: UNIT - Tell City Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - T3S, R2W, SESE Section 36. Approximately one mile southeast of Saint Croix in Perry County, Indiana.
Buzzard Roost Vista Clearing
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/06/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
02/2011 Kevin Amick
812-276-4746
r9_hoosier_website@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to increase the field of view at the existing overlook.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31522
Location: UNIT - Tell City Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - SE 1/4 of the SE 1/4, section 36, T4S, R1W. The Buzzard Roost Recreation Area is located off Buzzard Roost Road approximately 2 miles north of Magnet, Indiana in Perry County.
Chestnut Planting
EA
- Research  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/20/2010 
Expected:02/2011
 
04/2011 Kevin Amick
812-275-5987
r9_hoosier_website@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Hoosier is proposing to plant blight resistant American chestnut trees.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33102
Location: UNIT - Tell City Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Crawford, Perry. LEGAL - NW of Section 15, T3S, R1W and NE 1/4 of Section 10, T7S, R2W. The project is located at two sites, both on the Tell City Ranger District. One is near Mckensie Ridge in Crawford County; the other is near Buck Creek, just off High Water Road in Perry County.
Free STA Exchange
CE
- Land acquisition  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Kelly Weigel
812-275-5987
r9_hoosier_website@fs.fed.us 
Description: The United States will convey 0.81 acre of National Forest System land to Mr. Free and Ms. Phillips in exchange for 0.81 acre of privately owned land. This conveyance will resolve an innocent encroachment found during a survey of adjacent NFS land.
Location: UNIT - Tell City Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Orange. LEGAL - T1N R1E, part SW SW, Section 29 and part SE SE, Section 30. Approximately 5 miles south of Paoli, east of State Highway 37, in Orange County, Indiana,.
French Driveway and Utility Permits
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 08/24/2010  09/2010 Tom Krueger
812-547-7051
r9_hoosier_website@fs.fed.us 
Description: A permit to construct a single lane driveway across a 34-foot length of National Forest System (NFS) land. Also includes a permit to install buried service across 440 feet by 10-foot right-of-way over NFS land.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33476
Location: UNIT - Tell City Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - T5S, R2W, NWNENE Section 22. Approximately 2.5 miles southwest of Leopold, Indiana; 0.5 mile east of Highway 37 in Perry County.
South Uniontown Restoration
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/15/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
01/2011 Judi Perez
812-275-5987
r9_hoosier_website@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to implement the 2006 Land and Resource Management Plan by increasing the amount of early successional habitat available.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31531
Location: UNIT - Tell City Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - Sections 1, 10-15, and 22-26 of T4S, R1W; sections 7,8,16-21, and 28-33 of T4S, R1E. The project area is bounded by State Road 62 to the north, and abuts private land to the west and east. The project area contains the Indian and Celina Lake Recreation Area.
Southern Indiana Power Tiger Road Aerial Line
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:10/2010  11/2010 Tom Krueger
812-547-7051
r9_hoosier_website@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to issue a right-of-way permit to Southern Indiana Power to relocate an existing cross-country aerial electric line to the roadside.
Location: UNIT - Tell City Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - T6S, R2W, NE Section 3. Along Tiger Road, approximately 4.5 miles west of Derby, Indiana in Perry County.
Youngs Creek Trail Reroute
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 09/22/2010  01/2011 Nancy Myers
812-547-7051
r9_hoosier_website@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reroute the southwestern segment of the Youngs Creek Multiple Use Trail through the recently aquired Shine property.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31536
Location: UNIT - Tell City Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Orange. LEGAL - Sections 35 and 36 of R1E, T1N. The project is located south of County Road 550 and east of County Road 175, about 1.5 miles west of State Road 37.
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This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.