Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2013 to 03/31/2013
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)  Completed  Actual: 11/28/2012  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
Forest Plan Amendment #1
EA
- Land management planning  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/16/2011 
Expected:02/2013
 
04/2013 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.
Lake and Pond Habitat Improvement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/03/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
03/2013 Kevin Amick
812-275-5987
r9_hoosier_website@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Hoosier National Forest is proposing to provide improved fisheries habitat within National Forest System lands by cutting and dropping trees into lakes and ponds.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40736
Location: UNIT - Hoosier National Forest All Units. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Brown, Crawford, Jackson, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Perry. The project would occur in lakes and ponds within the Hoosier National Forest boundary.
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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.
Frontier Telephone Buried Telephone Line Permit Renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/04/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
01/2013 Jackie Contreras
812-547-7051
r9_hoosier_website@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Hoosier is proposing to reissue a special use permit for another 20 years for a buried telephone line across NFS land in Jackson County, Indiana.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40595
Location: UNIT - Brownstown Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - Township 7 North, Range 3 East, Section 25. The property is located in Jackson County, approximately 2.5 miles north of Freetown, Indiana.
Hoosier Trails Council Access Road Permit Renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/04/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
01/2013 Jackie Contreras
812-547-7051
r9_hoosier_website@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Hoosier is proposing to reissue a special use permit for another 20 years to access the Maumee Boy Scout Camp.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40593
Location: UNIT - Brownstown Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - Township 7 North, Range 2 East, SW 1/4 Section 26. The property is off of County Road 925 in Jackson County at the Maumee Boy Scout Camp.
Ronnie Wright Access Road Permit Renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/04/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
01/2013 Jackie Contreras
812-547-7051
r9_hoosier_website@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Hoosier is proposing to reissue a special use permit for another five years to access private property.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40590
Location: UNIT - Brownstown Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Orange. LEGAL - Township 2 North, Range 2 West, Section 6 and Township 3 North, Range 2 West, Section 31. The property is located approximately 1.5 miles south, southwest of Scarlet, Indiana.
Saddle Creek Bottom Trail Relocation
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 12/10/2012  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.
Utilities District of Western Indiana Buried Power Line Permit Renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/04/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
01/2013 Jackie Contreras
812-547-7051
r9_hoosier_website@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Hoosier is proposing to reissue a special use permit for another twenty (20) years for a buried power line across NFS lands.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40592
Location: UNIT - Brownstown Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Monroe. LEGAL - Township 7 North, Range 1 East, Sections 9, 16, 19, 21,28, 29, and 30; Township 6 North, Range 1 East, Section 5. The main portion of the line is within the Hardin Ridge Recreation Area.
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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
4H Tree Farm, LLC Access Driveway Permit Renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 12/20/2012  12/2012 Jackie Contreras
812-547-7051
r9_hoosier_website@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Hoosier is proposing to reissue a special use permit for another five years to access private property.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40586
Location: UNIT - Tell City Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - Township 3 South, Range 2 West, SE1/4 SE 1/4, Section 36. The property is off of St. Croix Road, approximately 1 mile southeast of St. Croix, Indiana.
Lynne E. Ellis Trail Access Connector Permit Renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/05/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
01/2013 Nancy Myers
812-547-7051
r9_hoosier_website@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Hoosier is proposing to reissue a special use permit for another five years for a trail access connector permit across Hoosier National Forest.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40589
Location: UNIT - Tell City Ranger District. STATE - Indiana. COUNTY - Orange. LEGAL - Township 1 North, Range 1 West, NW 1/4 Section 33. The property is located 5.5 miles south of Paoli, Indiana.
Patoka River Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/10/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
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
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/10/2012  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.