Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2011 to 12/31/2011
Hoosier National Forest

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.
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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
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:01/2012
 
01/2012 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  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/25/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
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 05/2011 
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
EA
- Land management planning  Developing Proposal
Est. Notice of Initiation 10/2011 
Expected:09/2012  10/2012 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
Administrative Site Barn and Pasture
EA
- Facility management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Stacy Duke
812-275-5987
r9_hoosier_website@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to construct a barn and pasture to accommodate the Forest's mules during the winter season.
Location: UNIT - Brownstown Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Lawrence. LEGAL - T4N, R1W, Section 15. The proposed project is located 4 miles south of Bedford along Highway 37.
Dutch Ridge
CE
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/02/2010 
Expected:11/2011
 
01/2012 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
Perry County Highway Department - French Ridge Road Slump
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/15/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 Jackie Contreras
812-547-7051
r9_hoosier_website@fs.fed.us 
Description: Repair a section of road
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36813
Location: UNIT - Tell City Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - T5S, R2W, Section 4. South side of French Ridge Road, approximately 2 miles northwest of Leopold, Indiana.
Perry County Highway Department - Leopold Slump
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/15/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 Jackie Contreras
812-547-7051
r9_hoosier_website@fs.fed.us 
Description: Repair a section of road.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36812
Location: UNIT - Tell City Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - T5S, R2W, Section 11. Old State Road 37, approximately 1 mile west of Leopold, Indiana.
Southern Indiana Power - German Ridge Hoffman Residence
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/15/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 Jackie Contreras
812-547-7051
r9_hoosier_website@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorizing Southern Indiana Power to bore under German Ridge Road and place buried powerline.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36878
Location: UNIT - Tell City Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - T6S, R1W, Section 25. Along German Ridge Road near the German Ridge Campground, approximately 4 miles northwest of Rome, Indiana.
Southern Indiana Power - Phase I
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/14/2011  10/2011 Jackie Contreras
812-547-7051
r9_hoosier_website@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a right-of-way (ROW) permit to Southern Indiana Power, Inc (SIP) to allow SIP to set two poles, side trim along county road, and remove approximately 250 feet of aerial line and poles.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=37287
Location: UNIT - Tell City Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - T. 6 S. R 1 W, Section 19 and T 6 S, R 2 W. Section 13. Approximately one mile south of Gerald in Perry County, Indiana.
Southern Indiana Power-Phase II
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/14/2011  09/2011 Jackie Contreras
812-547-7051
r9_hoosier_website@fs.fed.us 
Description: Placing an underground powerline along German Ridge Road and Bear Creek Road within the right-of-way. Removal of a decommissioned aerial powerline.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36814
Location: UNIT - Tell City Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - T6S, R1W, Section 30; T6S, R2W, Sections 23, 25, and 26. Within the right-of way of German Ridge Road and Bear Creek Road.
Uniontown South Restoration
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/21/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
01/2012 Kevin Amick
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.
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This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.