Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2012 to 06/30/2012
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:03/2012
 
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.
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  Completed  Actual: 03/23/2012  12/2011 Brenda Halter-Glenn
202-260-9400
bhalterglenn@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  Completed  Actual: 12/13/2011  01/2012 Glen Stein
801-200-2703
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
Bye Land Exchange
EA
- Land acquisition  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/17/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2011 
Expected:08/2012
 
09/2012 Kelly Weigel
812-275-5987
r9_hoosier_website@fs.fed.us 
Description: Exchange approximately 426 acres of NFS land (2 tracts) for approximately 443 acres of private land (3 tracts).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37532
Location: UNIT - Hoosier National Forest All Units. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Crawford, Orange. LEGAL - T2S, R1E Sections 5 and 8; T4S, R1E Section 34; T1S, R1E Sections 1 and 2; T4S, R1E Sections 20 and 29; T3S, R1W Section 23. Sterling, Ohio, Boone, and Union Townships in Crawford County; Southeast Township in Orange County.
Forest Plan Amendment #1
EA
- Land management planning  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/16/2011 
Expected:09/2012
 
10/2012 Kevin Amick
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/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=31324
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
2012 Emerald Ash Borer SLow Ash Mortality (SLAM)
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/19/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
05/2012 Kevin Amick
812-275-5987
r9_hoosier_website@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to expand the current emerald ash borer treatment area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38257
Location: UNIT - Brownstown Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Brown, Lawrence, Monroe. The project is located in southeast Monroe County, northeast Lawrence County, and southwest Brown County, includes the Hardin Ridge Rec. Area and a large portion of the Charles C. Deam Wilderness.
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) 
Completed  Actual: 01/12/2012  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/nepa_project_exp.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
Orange County REMC - Apple's Chapel
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/10/2012  01/2012 Jackie Contreras
812-547-7051
r9_hoosier_website@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a right-of-way permit to Orange County REMC to trench and place approximately 3,500 feet of new buried powerline along County Road 750 South.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37949
Location: UNIT - Tell City Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Orange. LEGAL - T 1 S, R 1 W. Sections 2 and 3. Along County Road 750 South in Orange County, Indiana.
Perry County Highway Department - Leopold Slump
CE
- Road management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jackie Contreras
812-547-7051
r9_hoosier_website@fs.fed.us 
Description: Repair a section of road.
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.
Uniontown South Restoration
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Completed  Actual: 02/27/2012  02/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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.