Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2011 to 03/31/2011
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
- 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:01/2011
 
02/2011 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
Andtro Water Co. Waterline along French Ridge Road
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:02/2011  02/2011 Tom Krueger
812-547-7051
r9_hoosier_website@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest is proposing to grant a permit amendment to Andtro Water, Inc. to bury a 4" waterline across segments of NFS land in the road edge or ditch.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34323
Location: UNIT - Tell City Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - T4S, R2W S1/2 section 35 and T5S, R2W parts of sections 3, 4, and 5. Approximately 3 miles west, northwest of Leopold, 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.
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 02/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
10/2011 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 Inc. Tiger Road Project
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/15/2010  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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33944
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.
Southern Indiana Power Line Connect Aster Road
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:02/2011  02/2011 Tom Krueger
812-547-7051
r9_hoosier_website@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Hoosier is proposing to grant a permit amendment to Southern Indiana Power to construct a new aerial power line across NFS land. The line would connect two existing dead-ends on each side of NFS land.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34512
Location: UNIT - Tell City Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - T6S, R2W, NWSW Section 7. The proposed project is located along Aster Road, approximately 5 miles northeast of Tell City in Perry County, Indiana.
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This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.