Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2012 to 12/31/2012
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 09/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
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.
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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  Completed  Actual: 08/13/2012  12/2012 Judi Perez
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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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:12/2012
 
02/2013 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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
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.
Saddle Creek Bottom Trail Relocation
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/17/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
12/2012 Vicki Gullang
812-275-5987
r9_hoosier_website@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project proposes to reroute the Saddle Creek Bottom trail within the Charles C. Deam Wilderness to mitigate resource damage from poor location of the existing trail.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39593
Location: UNIT - Brownstown Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Monroe. LEGAL - T. 7 N., R. 1 E. Section 14. The project is located on the Saddle Creek Bottom trail in the Charles C. Deam Wilderness.
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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
And-Tro Water Authority Permit Amendment
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/27/2012  07/2012 Jackie Contreras
812-547-7051
r9_hoosier_website@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to amend the existing permit to replace a water line.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39336
Location: UNIT - Tell City Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - T. 5 S., R. 2 W. Sections 25, 26, and 27. The proposed project is located along the south side of State Highway 70, approximately 2 miles west of Derby, Indiana.
Patoka River Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/10/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
04/2013 Chalonda Jasper
812-275-5987
r9_hoosier_website@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Hoosier National Forest is proposing to maintain existing wetlands and riparian structures bordering the Patoka River.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39264
Location: UNIT - Tell City Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Orange. LEGAL - T1S, R1W; Sections 11 and 12. Approximately 7 miles south of Paoli, Indiana; approximately 0.75 mile west of State Highway 37.
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.
Southern Indiana Power Permit Amendment
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/19/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
10/2012 Jackie Contreras
812-547-7051
r9_hoosier_website@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to amend the existing permit to Southern Indiana Power to remove approximately seven power poles and line and place approximately eight new overhead power poles and line within the road right-of-way.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39872
Location: UNIT - Tell City Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - Township 3 South, Range 2 West, Section 22. Within the right-of-way on Oriental Road and Old Glory Road 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.